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AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
City of Garland
Council Chambers, City Hall
William E. Dollar Municipal Building
200 North Fifth Street
Garland, Texas 
July 20, 2021
7:00 p.m.

 

The City Council extends to each visitor a sincere welcome. We value your interest in your community and your participation in the meetings of this governing body. Regular meetings of the City Council are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, beginning at 7:00 p.m.; the City Council meets regularly in work sessions at 6:00 p.m. the Monday preceding each regular meeting.
 
The meeting will be broadcast on City of Garland Government Access Television (CGTV).  CGTV is available via GarlandTX.gov, channel 16 (Spectrum), Channel 44 (Frontier), and channel 99 (AT&T U-verse).  Meetings are broadcast online via live-streaming and on-demand, and air on CGTV with several rebroadcasts during the week of the meeting. 

Alternatively, the meeting will be broadcast by webinar at the following URL:
 

https://garlandtx.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DT3Xpbj6QTy84FgOZzWeLw

The meeting ID is: 
924 6442 7773
 
Public Comments:
 
Whether you are attending the meeting in-person or via webinar, you are invited to offer a comment or make a statement on any item on the agenda as that item is called.  Your comments must relate to an item on this agenda - non-germane comments are not in order.  Time limits will be imposed by the Mayor as appropriate to the nature of the agenda item.  Generally, public speakers are given three minutes.  Similarly, you may provide a comment at the end of the agenda during the open public comments portion of the meeting.  However, due to legal restrictions, members of the City Council are not able to answer questions during the public comments portion of the agenda.
 
REGISTRATION : If you are attending the meeting via webinar, Registration for the webinar will be required for any citizen wishing to speak.  If you choose to speak via the webinar, you must use the “raise hand” feature in order to be recognized. 
 
IN-PERSON COMMENTS: If you are attending the meeting in-person, Registration will be required for any citizen wishing to speak.  Speakers shall register using the electronic registration kiosks in the lobby of City Hall. 
 
Garland City Hall and Council Chambers is wheelchair accessible.  Special parking is available on the east side of City Hall and on Austin & State Street west of City Hall.  Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need auxiliary aids or services must contact the City Secretary’s Office at (972) 205-2404 at least two working days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. BRAILLE IS NOT AVAILABLE.


 

 
 
             
LEGISLATIVE PRAYER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

It is the custom and tradition of the members of the City Council to have an invocation and recital of the Pledge of Allegiance prior to the beginning of the meeting.  Members of the audience are invited to participate.  However, members of the audience are not required to participate.  The decision to participate is strictly a matter of personal choice and has no bearing on matters to be considered by the City Council and will not affect the decisions to be made during the meeting. 
 
MAYORAL PROCLAMATIONS,
RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Mayor may present proclamations and recognize attendees or award winners, and may make announcements regarding upcoming City events and matters of interest to citizens. There will be no Council deliberations or votes on these matters.
 
 
CONSENT AGENDA

All items under this section are recommended for approval by a single motion of Council, without discussion. Council has had the opportunity to review each of these items at a previous work session and approval of the consent agenda authorizes the City Manager to implement each item. The Mayor will announce the agenda and provide an opportunity for members of the audience and the City Council to request that an item be removed and considered separately.
 
 
1.   Consider approval of the minutes of the July 6, 2021 Regular Meeting. Click to View
 
2.   Consider approval of the following bids:
 
a.  
Engineering Services for Secondary Clarifiers and Trickling Filter Rehabilitation    Bid No. 1012-21
     
Arcadis U.S., Inc.  $412,368.00  
Optional Contingency 25,000.00  
TOTAL: $437,368.00  

This request is to obtain Professional Engineering Services for detailed design of improvements of the secondary clarifiers and one trickling filter at the Rowlett Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional services that may be required.
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b.  
Engineering Services for Wastewater Main Replacements    Bid No. 1023-21
     
Criado & Associates, Inc.  $162,723.00  

This request is to obtain Professional Engineering Services to replace approximately 5,400 linear feet of existing 8” wastewater line within the alley just south of Village Green Drive between Mill Pond Drive and N. Shiloh Road and just east of Sam Houston Drive between Belt Line Road and Homestead Place.
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c.  
GP&L Dent Road to Shelby 138kV Transmission Line Construction    Bid No. 0821-19
     
Maslonka Powerline Services $138,000.00  

This request is to approve a Change Order for GP&L Dent Road to Shelby 138kV Transmission Line Construction.
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d.  
TMPA Keith Switch to Steep Hollow 138kV Transmission Line Construction Services   Bid No. 0827-21
     
RES System 3, LLC $4,549,106.00  
Optional Contingency 454,910.60  
TOTAL: $5,004,016.60  

This request is to provide construction services for the TMPA Keith Switch to Steep Hollow 138kV Transmission Line rebuild.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional work that may be required.
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e.  
Patricia Drive Water Main Replacement - CMT   Bid No. 1316-20
     
Professional Service Industries, Inc.  $5,484.00  

This request is to approve a Change Order for the Patricia Drive Water Main Replacement.
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f.  
Dump Truck    Bid No. 1038-21
     
Freightliner of Austin $111,876.00  

This request is for the purchase of one replacement dump truck to be utilized by GP&L.
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g.  
Street Department Concrete Repairs    Bid No. 0317-18
     
XIT Paving and Construction, Inc.  $750,000.00  

This request is to approve a Change Order to add funds to the 2018 Street Department Term Contract for Concrete Repair (Section One).
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h.  
Itron Water Meter Modules   Bid No. 1045-21
     
Republic Meter, Inc. $332,500.00  

This request is for the purchase of Itron water meter modules for Warehouse Inventory.  This approval is for a Term Agreement with four optional renewals.
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i.  
EMS Medical Control Services    Bid No. 1061-21
     
Medical City Plano $130,699.50  

This request is for the improvements to an already robust Emergency Medical System by moving the Medical Oversight and Direction agreement from Parkland Hospital to Medical City Plano.  This approval is for a one-year Term Agreement. 
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j.  
Lookout Capacitor Bank Steel Structures   Bid No. 0902-21
     
DIS-TRAN Steel, LLC $366,216.00  
Optional Contingency 36,621.60  
TOTAL: $402,837.60  

This request is for the purchase of steel support structures, lightning protection masts and associated apparatus for the installation of two 30 MVAR – 138kV capacitor banks at the Lookout Substation.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional material that may be required.
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k.  
Lookout Substation Capacitor Bank Materials   Bid No. 0908-21
     
Techline, Inc.  $529,669.52  
Optional Contingency 52,966.95  
TOTAL: $583,636.47  

This request is for the purchase of materials for the installation of 60 MVAR of manually switched capacitors and 120 MVAR of dynamic capacity support at the Lookout Substation.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional material that may be required.
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l.  
Commit to Wellness Technology Platform Partners   Bid No. 1004-20
     
Virgin Pulse, Inc. $75,000.00  

This request is to approve a Change Order for the Virgin Pulse Wellness Platform.  This platform is fully funded by a rebate from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. 
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m.  
Rick Oden Park Construction - Phase 1B   Bid No. 0976-20
     
Dean Construction (Dean Electric, Inc.) $6,798,842.00  

This request is for construction services at Rick Oden Park.  Phase 1B includes construction of the baseball field, trail, pedestrian bridge, pavilions, parking lots, a restroom building and site amenities.
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n.  
Country Club Park Estates Drainage Improvements Design Services   Bid No. 1051-21
     
Metropolitan Infrastructure, PLLC $340,640.00  

This request is to obtain professional services for design of improvements to the drainage channel and storm drain system, replacement of existing roadway pavement and improvements to the various wastewater utilities in the Country Club Park Estates Addition area.
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o.  
Access Controls for Animal Shelter & Adoption Facility    Bid No. 1055-21
     
Entech Sales and Service  $169,012.00  

This request is for the purchase and installation of access controls at the new Animal Shelter & Adoption Facility.
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p.  
Holford Road Segment A Appraisal Services   Bid No. 1435-20
     
Pinnacle Consulting Management Group, Inc.  $15,750.00  

This request is to approve a Change Order for the Holford Road Segment A appraisal services.
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3.   Public hearings were previously conducted for the following zoning cases. Council approved the requests and instructed staff to bring forth the following ordinances for consideration.
 
a.   Zoning File No. Z 21-01, Burger Engineering, LLC (District 7)

Consider an ordinance amending the Garland Development Code of the City of Garland, Texas by approving Specific Use Provision Amendment for a Restaurant, Drive-Through Use on a 1.234-acre tract of land zoned Community Retail (CR) District and located at 5425 North President George Bush Turnpike; providing for conditions, restrictions, and regulations; providing a penalty under the provisions of Sec. 10.05 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Garland, Texas; providing a Notice of Conditions of Compliance Clause; a Savings Clause and a Severability Clause; and providing an effective date.
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b.   Zoning File No. Z 21-14, Langan (District 5)

Consider an ordinance amending the Garland Development Code of the City of Garland, Texas by approving 1) a Restaurant, Drive-Through Use and 2) a Detail Plan for a Restaurant, Drive-Through on a 0.689-acre tract of land zoned Planned Development (PD) District 08-52 and located at 3205 South Garland Avenue; providing for conditions, restrictions, and regulations; providing a penalty under the provisions of Sec. 10.05 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Garland, Texas; providing a Notice of Conditions of Compliance Clause; a Savings Clause and a Severability Clause; and providing an effective date.
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c.   Zoning File No. Z 21-19, Simon Property Group (Texas), L.P (District 1)

Consider an ordinance amending the Garland Development Code of the City of Garland, Texas by approving an Amendment to Planned Development (PD) District 03-53 to allow Additional Commercial Uses on approximately 68.107 acres of land located at 245 Cedar Sage Drive; providing for conditions, restrictions, and regulations; providing a penalty under the provisions of Sec. 10.05 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Garland, Texas; providing a Notice of Conditions of Compliance Clause; a Savings Clause and a Severability Clause; and providing an effective date.
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4.   Consider a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contingent fee legal services contract, subject to the approval of the City Attorney and the Texas Attorney General and the requirements of State law. 

At the June 7, 2021 Work Session, Council considered whether to pursue litigation against the video service providers for unpaid franchise fees. 
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5.   Consider a resolution approving the abandonment, release and conveyance of a public right of way, Orpheus Drive Right-of-Way; authorizing the Mayor of the City of Garland to execute a Deed conveying the property to Two Worlds - Apollo Residents' Association (A/K/A Brentwood Village Homeowners Association); and providing an effective date. 

Council is requested to approve a resolution authorizing the Mayor to abandon and convey Orpheus Drive Right-of-Way (ROW) in its entirety from Pegasus Drive to the adjacent alley and conveying the tract to the Two Worlds-Apollo Residents Association. 
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6.   Consider an ordinance authorizing an amendment to the 2021 Capital Improvement Program (2021 CIP Amendment No. 1); providing for the Supplemental Appropriation of Funds in the Railroad Crossing Improvements Program; providing a Savings Clause; and providing an effective date. 

At the July 5, 2021 Work Session, Council considered amending the 2021 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to appropriate $585,000 for the Downtown Garland Pedestrian Crossing Improvements. 
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7.   Consider an ordinance amending Chapter 33, "Transportation" of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Garland, Texas; providing a penalty under the provisions of Sec. 10.05 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Garland, Texas; providing a Savings Clause and a Severability Clause; and providing an effective date. 

Council is requested to adopt the attached ordinance to prohibit parking on the south side of West Avenue F from Flook Street to 12th Street between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. on school days. 
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8.   City Health Plan Third-Party Administrator Extension

Council is requested to consider a one-year extension to the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) agreement. 
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9.   Approve by minute action the attached Interlocal Agreement which authorizes the City Manager to execute the Interlocal Agreement with the City of Dallas.

The City of Garland and the City of Dallas are requesting to enter into an Interlocal Agreement for the sharing of communication tower space.
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10.   Consider the Appointment of an Interim City Attorney 

Due to the impending retirement of City Attorney Brad Neighbor and the winding down and transition of duties, Council will consider appointing Brian England as Interim City Attorney effective July 21, 2021.
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ITEMS FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION

Speaker Regulations:

Anyone wishing to speak for, against, or on agenda items must fill out a speaker card and give it to the City Secretary before speaking (cards are located at the entrance to the Council Chambers). The Mayor will recognize speakers; he may impose a time limit and may provide for rebuttal. All comments and testimony are to be presented from the podium.
 
 
11.   Consider by minute action the appointment of a City of Garland representative to the Texas Municipal Power Agency Board of Directors. 

At the July 19, 2021 Work Session, Council interviewed candidates interested in being appointed as the City of Garland's representative to the Texas Municipal Power Agency Board of Directors for a two-year term beginning July 20, 2021.
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12.   Hold public hearings on:
 
a.   Consider a request by Pankaj Patel for a Limited Service Hotel [Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott] with 85 rooms.  This property is located at 565 Town Center Boulevard in District 1. 

Consideration of the application of Pankaj Patel, requesting approval of an Amendment to Planned Development (PD) District 03-53, 2) a Specific Use Provision for Hotel/Motel, Limited Service Use, and 3) a Detail Plan for Hotel/Motel, Limited Service. This property is located at 565 Town Center Boulevard. (This application was submitted prior to September 1, 2019.)  (File Z 18-19, District 1)
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b.   Consider a Zoning request by PM Design for a Drive-Through Restaurant [Raising Cane’s].  This property is located at 5345 North President George Bush Turnpike in District 1.

Consideration of the application of  PM Design, requesting approval of an Amendment to Planned Development (PD) District 19-07 for Community Retail Uses, to allow a Restaurant, Drive-Through. This property is located at 5345 North President George Bush Turnpike. (File Z 21-11, District 1)
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c.   Consider Detail Plan request by PM Design for a Drive-Through Restaurant [Raising Cane’s].  This property is located at 5345 North President George Bush Turnpike in District 1.

Consideration of the application of PM Design, requesting approval of a Detail Plan for a Restaurant, Drive-Through on a property zoned Planned Development (PD) District 19-07 for Community Retail Uses. This property is located at 5345 North President George Bush Turnpike. (File Z 21-11, District 1)
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d.   Consider a Zoning request by Beau Durham to allow a Pylon Sign for a Drive-Through establishment [HTeaO]. This property is located at 3428 West Buckingham Road in District 6.

Consideration of the application of Beau Durham, requesting approval of an amendment to Planned Development (PD) Districts 95-34 and 20-03 to allow a Pylon Sign for a Restaurant, Drive-Through. This property is located at 3428 West Buckingham Road. (File Z 21-20, District 6)
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e.   Consider a Detail Plan request by Beau Durham to allow a Pylon Sign for a Drive-Through establishment [HTeaO].  This property is located at 3428 West Buckingham Road in District 6.

Consideration of the application of Beau Durham, requesting approval of a Detail Plan to allow a Pylon Sign for a Restaurant, Drive-Through. This property is located at 3428 West Buckingham Road. (File Z 21-20, District 6)
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f.   Zoning File No. Z 21-04, MVAH Partners (District 8)

Consider an ordinance amending the Garland Development Code of the City of Garland, Texas by approving 1) a Change in Zoning from Community Office (CO) District and Industrial (IN) District to a Planned Development (PD) District for Multi-Family Use and 2) a Detail Plan for Multi-Family Use on a 11.90-acre tract of land located at 1102 North Shiloh Road; providing for conditions, restrictions, and regulations; providing a penalty under the provisions of Sec. 10.05 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Garland, Texas; providing a Notice of Conditions of Compliance Clause; a Savings Clause and a Severability Clause; and providing an effective date.  (This item was approved at the May 18, 2021 Regular City Council meeting with the condition that the ordinance is brought back at a later date as a Planned Development with a Detail Plan.)
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13.   Consider appointments to Boards and Commissions.

Board members are selected for two-year terms by the City Council in August. Terms are usually staggered whereby at least half of the membership has board experience. Board members are appointed based on qualifications.
 
  Mayor Scott LeMay
  • Eric Duggan - Garland Youth Council
  • Jotham Simon - Garland Youth Council 
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  Council Member Jeff Bass
  • Ariella Colunga - Garland Youth Council
  • Serene Haroon - Garland Youth Council 
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  Council Member Deborah Morris
  • Marione Ogboi - Garland Youth Council
  • Medina Yasin - Garland Youth Council 
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  Council Member Ed Moore 
  • Wesley Johnson - Board of Adjustment
  • Justina James - Community Multicultural Commission
  • Reuben Lael Griffin - Cultural Arts Commission
  • Robert Bruns - Environmental Community Advisory Board
  • Lisa Araiza - Library Board
  • Jerry Carter - Parks & Recreation Board
  • Stephanie Paris - Plan Commission
  • Vicki Wohlander - Property Standards Board
  • Forrest Oliver - Senior Citizens Advisory Board
  • Joffrun Alexander - Tax Increment Finance #1 Downtown Board
  • Lisa Roark - Tax Increment Finance #2 South Board
  • David Perry - Tax Increment Finance #3 Board
  • Calvin Nichols - Unified Building Standards
  • Leah Tharakan - Garland Youth Council
  • Anne-Marie Schlueter - Garland Youth Council 
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  Council Member Rich Aubin
  • Nia Pellegrin - Garland Youth Council
  • Victoria Penick - Garland Youth Council 
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  Council Member Robert Vera 
  • Daniyal Saleem - Garland Youth Council
  • Emilio Arevalo - Garland Youth Council 
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  Mayor Pro Tem Dylan Hedrick
  • Hailey Gonzalez - Garland Youth Council
  • Julian Rashod Brown-Griffin - Garland Youth Council 
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  Council Member Robert John Smith
  • John McDonald - Board of Adjustment
  • Kymberlaine Banks - Community Multicultural Commission
  • Lupita Torres - Cultural Arts Commission
  • Robert Kaaa - Environmental Community Advisory Board
  • Trellas Gotcher - Library Board
  • Kenia Hudson-Ott - Parks & Recreation Board
  • Christopher Ott - Plan Commission
  • Dale Long - Property Standards Board
  • Kim Everett - Senior Citizens Advisory Board
  • Joseph Schroeder - Tax Increment Finance #1 Downtown Board
  • Carissa Dutton - Tax Increment Finance #2 South Board
  • Tony Torres - Tax Increment Finance #3 Board
  • James Hope - Unified Building Standards Board
  • Nkemsinachi Ukachi-Nwata - Garland Youth Council
  • Christian Williams - Garland Youth Council 
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14.   Citizen comments.

Persons wishing to address issues not on the agenda may have three minutes to address Council at this time. Council is prohibited from discussing any item not posted according to the Texas Open Meetings Act.
 
15.   Adjourn.

All Regular Council meetings are broadcast live on CGTV, Time Warner Cable Channel 16, and Frontier FIOS TV 44. Meetings are rebroadcast at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday-Sunday and at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Live streaming and on-demand videos of the meetings are also available online at www.garlandtx.gov. Copies of the meetings can be purchased through the City Secretary’s Office – audio CD’s are $1 each and DVD’s are $3 each.
 
 

    

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