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CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION
City of Garland
Council Chambers, City Hall
William E. Dollar Municipal Building
200 North Fifth Street
Garland, Texas 
Monday, February 14, 2022
6:00 p.m.
 
 

DEFINITIONS:

Written Briefing: Items that generally do not require a presentation or discussion by the staff or Council. On these items the staff is seeking direction from the Council or providing information in a written format.

Verbal Briefing: These items do not require written background information or are an update on items previously discussed by the Council.


The meeting will be open to the public and the presiding official will be physically present at the above stated location.  The meeting will be broadcast by webinar or telephone at the following URL:

https://garlandtx.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sfl3pBmjQzOWKYvJ5KrX4g

Registration for the online meeting is required.  The meeting will be recorded and will be available for viewing the next day at www.garlandtx.gov.


For those without internet access to the meeting, a dial-in option is available.  The numbers are:
 


346-248-7799
470-250-9358
470-381-2552

 


The Meeting ID is: 826 6919 9973

 

 

 

 

 

 
NOTICE: The City Council may recess from the open session and convene in a closed executive session if the discussion of any of the listed agenda items concerns one or more of the following matters:
 
(1) Pending/contemplated litigation, settlement offer(s), and matters concerning privileged and unprivileged client information deemed confidential by Rule 1.05 of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.  Sec. 551.071, Tex. Gov't Code.

(2)  The purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property, if the deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the City in negotiations with a third person.  Sec. 551.072, Tex. Gov't Code.

(3)  A contract for a prospective gift or donation to the City, if the deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the City in negotiations with a third person. Sec. 551.073, Tex. Gov't Code.

(4)  Personnel matters involving the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a public officer or employee or to hear a complaint against an officer or employee.  Sec. 551.074, Tex. Gov't Code.

(5)  The deployment, or specific occasions for implementation of security personnel or devices. Sec.  551.076, Tex. Gov't Code.

(6) Discussions or deliberations regarding commercial or financial information that the City has received from a business prospect that the City seeks to have locate, stay, or expand in or near the territory of the City and with which the City is conducting economic development negotiations; or to deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentive to a business prospect of the sort described in this provision. Sec. 551.087, Tex. Gov't Code.
 
(7) Discussions, deliberations, votes, or other final action on matters related to the City’s competitive activity, including information that would, if disclosed, give advantage to competitors or prospective competitors and is reasonably related to one or more of the following categories of information:
  • generation unit specific and portfolio fixed and variable costs, including forecasts of those costs, capital improvement plans for generation units, and generation unit operating characteristics and outage scheduling;
  • bidding and pricing information for purchased power, generation and fuel, and Electric Reliability Council of Texas bids, prices, offers, and related services and strategies;
  • effective fuel and purchased power agreements and fuel transportation arrangements and contracts;
  • risk management information, contracts, and strategies, including fuel hedging and storage;
  • plans, studies, proposals, and analyses for system improvements, additions, or sales, other than transmission and distribution system improvements inside the service area for which the public power utility is the sole certificated retail provider; and
  • customer billing, contract, and usage information, electric power pricing information, system load characteristics, and electric power marketing analyses and strategies.  Sec. 551.086;  Tex. Gov't Code; Sec. 552.133, Tex. Gov’t Code]
 
             
1.   Public Comments on Work Session Items

Persons who desire to address the City Council on any item on the Work Session agenda are allowed three minutes to speak. Speakers are taken only at the beginning of the meeting, other than invited testimony.

Speakers are grouped by Work Session item and will be taken in the order of the Work Session agenda. Speakers must submit to the City Secretary a completed speaker’s card before the beginning of the meeting. Speaker cards will not be accepted after the Mayor calls the meeting to order. Speaker cards are available in the lobby, at the visitor’s side of the Work Session Room, and from members of staff.

Speakers are limited to addressing items on the Work Session agenda – any item relating to a Regular Session agenda item should be addressed at the Regular Session and any item not on an agenda may be addressed during the open microphone at the end of the Regular Session. 
 
2.   Consider the Consent Agenda

A member of the City Council may ask for discussion or further information on an item posted as a consent agenda item on the next Regular Meeting of the City Council. The Council Member may also ask that an item on the posted consent agenda be pulled from the consent agenda and considered for a vote separate from consent agenda items on the regular agenda.  All discussions or deliberations on this portion of the work session agenda are limited to posted agenda items and may not include a new or unposted subject matter.   
 
3.   Written Briefings:
 
a.   May 7, 2022 General Election Ordinance

Council is requested to approve an ordinance ordering a general election for the City of Garland to be held on May 7, 2022, for the purpose of electing one Council Member each to respectively represent Districts 1,2, 4 and 5, providing for a run-off election if needed and providing for other matters relating to the conduct of the election.  This item is scheduled for formal consideration at the February 15, 2022 Regular Meeting. 
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b.   Joint Election Contracts with Dallas and Collin Counties 

Council is requested to approve a contract with Dallas and Collin County Elections to secure election services for all Garland registered voters for the May 7, 2022 General Election.  Dallas County and Collin County will provide the estimated cost for the election after February 20, 2022.  This item is scheduled for formal consideration at the February 15, 2022 Regular Meeting. 
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c.   Garland Housing Finance Corporation Disbursement Agreement 

Council is requested to consider acceptance of a $350,000 grant from the Garland Housing Finance Corporation (GHFC) to continue the GHFC Addressing Garland Partnership Program which benefits low-income, senior and veteran residents with property improvements and to authorize the City Manager to sign and execute a disbursement agreement for deployment of these funds.  Unless otherwise directed by Council, this item will be scheduled for formal consideration at the March 1, 2022 Regular Meeting.
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d.   Emergency Solutions Grant - (CARES Act) - Redistribution of Funding

Council is requested to approve a request from the Community Development Department to redistribute $217,013 from administration funding and the Garland Housing Agency Program to Transcend STEM Program in order to comply with the HUD deadline of September 20, 2022.  Unless otherwise directed by Council, this item will be scheduled for formal consideration at the March 1, 2022 Regular Meeting. 
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e.   Naaman School Road and First/Miller Bottleneck Improvement - Condemnation

Council is requested to approve two resolutions authorizing the use of eminent domain where necessary to acquire the strips and clips needed for individual consideration for the Naaman School Road and First/Miller Bottleneck Improvements.  The two property owners will be duly compensated.  These items are scheduled for formal consideration at the February 15, 2022 Regular Meeting. 
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f.   Sale of Property - 328 Oaks Trail

Council is requested to approve the sale of 328 Oaks Trail to OM Estate Development, LLC and provide an executed deed without warranty.  Unless otherwise directed by Council, this item will be scheduled for formal consideration at the March 1, 2022 Regular Meeting. 
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4.   Verbal Briefings:
 
a.   Introduction of Crystal Owens - New Managing Director of Public Works 

City Manager Bradford will introduce the newly hired Managing Director of Public Works, Crystal Owens. 
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b.   COVID-19 Briefing 

Staff will provide an update to Council and ask for direction, if needed, on various matters related to COVID-19 and actions being taken by the City. 
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c.   Review and Deliberation of 2022 Capital Improvement Program 

The City Council will have an opportunity to ask questions and deliberate changes, if any, to the City Manager's Proposed Capital Improvement Program.  
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d.   Tuckerville Park Development Update

Council is requested to approve of the design concept, as presented, in order to remain on schedule for commencing construction in the summer of 2022.
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e.   Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs 9% Tax Credit Application Discussion

Council is requested to consider providing resolutions of support, no-opposition, or denial for two applicants proposing multifamily developments utilizing low-income housing tax credits as part of the financing structure.  Any projects approved will be formalized during the February 15, 2022 Regular Meeting. 
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f.   Acceptance of Recycling and Waste Minimization Technical Study

Staff will provide a presentation and recommend acceptance of the Recycling and Waste Minimization Technical Study in order to complete the application process with the North Central Texas Council of Governments. 
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g.   Community Service Committee Report

Deborah Morris, Chair of the Community Service Committee, will provide a committee report regarding (1) the public tracking and identification (naming) of sanitation vehicles (Uriel Villalpando, Director of Sanitation, will provide a presentation related to the item) and (2) regulation of mobile food preparation vehicles (Brian England will provide a presentation related to the item).  
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5.   Announce Future Agenda Items

A member of the City Council, with a second by another member, or the Mayor alone, may ask that an item be placed on a future agenda of the City Council or a committee of the City Council. No substantive discussion of that item will take place at this time.
 
6.   Adjourn
 

    

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