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AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
City of Garland

REMOTE MEETING 

Tuesday, August 17, 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.

NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 emergency and, pursuant to Section 551.125 of the Texas Government Code and the executive orders of Governor Greg Abbott suspending provisions of the Texas Government Code and other applicable laws of the State regarding normal open meetings, the City Council will hold this meeting by internet/telephonic remote means.

The meeting will be broadcast by webinar or telephone at the following URL:

https://garlandtx.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-2g8--xtRLqVqmSWNxljIA

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:


Additionally, the meeting may be accessed by phone at the following number:

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

The Meeting ID is: 970 2841 6261

 


For participants (online and by phone) who wish to speak on an item on the agenda, you must use the "raise hand" feature in order to be recognized.  Similarly, if you wish to provide a comment at the end of the agenda during the open public comments portion of the meeting, you must use the "raise hand" feature.

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.  Due to legal restrictions, the City Council is not able to answer questions during the public comments portion of the agenda. 

If the City Council adjourns into Executive Session during this meeting, the Executive Session will be conducted by teleconference between and among the members of the City Council and relevant City staff.  Public access to that call is prohibited by State law.  

 



 

 


COUNCIL HOUSE RULES

1. Decisions based on issues, goals and vision. 9. Follow goals, principles and action agenda.
2. Do not take things personal. 10. Decide, vote and move on.
3. Project a positive attitude. 11. Avoid ambushes - Council or staff.
4. Focus on issues, not on the person. 12. Talk to staff before meetings.
5. Be prepared to discuss issues. 13. Vote our convictions, but be willing to compromise "What is best for Garland."
6. Maintain decorum. 14. Follow Roberts Rules of Order consistently. 
7. Keep your sense of humor. 15. Agree to disagree.
8. Honor and respect each other; accept each other as individuals. 16. Be open and honest. 
 
 
             
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 August 3, 2021 Regular Meeting. Click to View
 
2.   Consider approval of the following bids:
 
a.  
Transportation Maintenance & Operations Facility Additional Design Services   Bid No. 0698-20
     
MPI Architects $7,625.00  

This request is to approve Change Order #2 for design services for the Transportation Maintenance & Operations Facility.
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b.  
Downtown Infrastructure and Intersection Improvements   Bid No. 1002-20
     
Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors $219,920.00  

This request is for the purchase of reinforced concrete box materials in support of the storm drainage infrastructure improvements in Downtown along Fifth Street (between State and Main) and Main Street (between Fifth and Sixth).
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c.  
ImageTrend - ePCR/FireRMS Software Suite   Bid No. 1169-21
     
ImageTrend, Inc.  $156,816.00  
ImageTrend, Inc.  18,505.00  
TOTAL: $175,321.00  

This request is for the purchase of a centralized, web-based system that offers fire and prehospital emergency data collection and analysis, locations/occupancy/inspections, checklists, reporting and analytics in one enterprise solution. 
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d.  
GP&L College to Jupiter 138kV Transmission Line Underbuild Engineering Services Agreement   Bid No. 1113-21
     
R-Delta Engineers $240,400.00  

This request is to obtain surveying and electrical and design engineering services to support the reconstruction of overhead distribution facilities as part of the GP&L College to Jupiter 138kV Transmission Line Reconstruction project. 
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e.  
GP&L King Mountain to Queen BESS 345kV Transmission Line Construction Services   Bid No. 0963-21
     
Primoris T&D Services, LLC $653,993.64  
Optional Contingency 65,399.00  
TOTAL: $719,392.64  

This request is for the construction of the King Mountain to Queen BESS 345kV Transmission Line.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional work that may be required.
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f.  
Engineering Services for Star Crest Alleys Wastewater Mains & Paving Improvements   Bid No. 1122-21
     
Metropolitan Infrastructure, PLLC $415,876.35  

This request is to obtain professional engineering design services for the replacement of approximately 7,220 linear feet of 8” wastewater main, including manholes and service laterals and approximately 8,435 square yards of concrete paving for alleys.
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g.  
Kingsbridge Alley, Channel & Wastewater Mains Improvements   Bid No. 1009-21
     
Excel Trenching $3,020,893.00  
Optional Contingency 300,000.00  
TOTAL: $3,320,893.00  

This request is to provide construction services to replace approximately 5,705 linear feet of sanitary sewer at the Kingsbridge channel including four (4) adjacent concrete alleys.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional work that may be required.
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h.  
2022 Unimproved Alley Group Engineering Services Design   Bid No. 1149-21
     
BW2 Engineers, Inc.  $211,550.00  

This request is to obtain professional engineering services for the design of paving and wastewater improvements in various unimproved alleys located in Council Districts 2 and 5.
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i.  
Engineering Services for TMPA Keith Switch to Steep Hollow 138kV Transmission Line Rebuild   Bid No. 0479-20
     
M&S Engineering, LLC $159,000.00  

This request is to approve Change Order #2 to Engineering Services Agreement COG002 to M&S Engineering, LLC.
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j.  
Sustainable Safety Processes    Bid No. 0180-19
     
Caterpillar Global Services, LLC $118,290.00  

This request is to approve a Change Order for the continuation of the GP&L CAT safety process.
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k.  
Playground Replacment Program - Package 2 Construction    Bid No. 1106-20
     
Dean Construction $1,214,360.00  

This request is for site improvement construction for the seven (7) playgrounds in Package 2 of the Playground Replacement Program.
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l.  
GP&L Lookout Substation Static VAR Design-Build Services    Bid No. 0445-21
     
Hitachi ABB Power Grids, c/o JH Davidson & Associates, LLC $16,594,744.00  
Optional Contingency 829,737.00  
TOTAL: $17,424,481.00  

This request is for the design, procurement and construction of a Static VAR system at the Lookout Substation.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional services or materials that may be required.
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m.  
Cyber Security Services   Bid No. 1160-21
     
Presidio Networked Solutions $1,000,000.00  

This request is for the implementation of a comprehensive enterprise security program based upon an industry standard cybersecurity framework and the recommendations from a Network Security Audit performed by the City’s Internal Audit Department in 2019.  This approval is for a Term Agreement with four optional renewals.
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3.   A public hearing was previously conducted for the following zoning case. Council approved the request and instructed staff to bring forth the following ordinance for consideration.
 
a.   Zoning File No. Z 21-15, Tewelde Abreham (District 6)

Consider an ordinance amending the Garland Development Code of the City of Garland, Texas, by approving a Specific Use Provision amendment for Truck/Bus Storage on a property zoned Industrial (IN) district with a Specific Use Provision [S 18-43] for Truck/Bus Storage on a 3.421-acre tract of land located at 3877 Miller Park 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; providing a Savings Clause and a Severability Clause; and providing an effective date.
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4.   Consider an ordinance amending Section 32.56, "Parking on Unimproved Surface and Excessive Driveways," Chapter 32, Article II; Section 32.55, "Miscellaneous Parking Violations - Civil Offense," Chapter 33, Article IV of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Garland, Texas; providing a Savings Clause; providing a penalty under the provisions of Section 10.05 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Garland, Texas; providing a Severability Clause; and setting an effective date. 

At the July 19, 2021 Work Session, Council considered an amendment to Section 32 and 33 of the Code of Ordinances providing that certain parking ordinances be inapplicable if violation of the ordinance is necessitated by City construction projects. 
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5.   Consider by minute action the approval of two purchase agreements negotiated to date with the property owners in the aggregate amount of $318,625.

Council has been briefed on previous occasions of the construction of a municipal fire complex in an area of east Garland commonly referred to as "the Triangle." Since the approval of the 2019 Bond Program, Staff has been working with its consultants to acquire the necessary real property to construct the fire complex. Two purchase agreements have been successfully negotiated with property owners for the acquisition of real property needed to move forward with the project.
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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.
 
 
6.   Appointment of the Garland Housing Finance Corporation

At the August 16, 2021 Work Session, Council interviewed the candidates interested in being appointed as the City of Garland's representative to the Garland Housing Finance Corporation for a six-year term beginning August 17, 2021.
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7.   Hold a Public Hearing Regarding the 2021-22 Proposed Budget

Section 5, Article VIII, of the City Charter requires that a Public Hearing be held on the Proposed Budget for the coming fiscal year.  At the Public Hearing, all interested persons shall be given an opportunity to be heard for or against any item contained in the Proposed Budget.  The Proposed Budget for 2021-22 has been available for public inspection in the City libraries, in the City Secretary's Office, and on the City's website since August 4, 2021.  A second Public Hearing on the Proposed Budget is scheduled for Thursday, August 26, 2021.  A third Public Hearing on the Proposed Budget is scheduled for Tuesday, September 14, 2021.  
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8.   Hold a Public Hearing on Proposed 2021-22 Tax Rate

The Texas Property Tax Code, Section 26.05 (d), provides that a governing body may not adopt a tax rate that exceeds the lower of the voter approval rate or the no new revenue tax rate until the governing body has held a public hearing on the proposed tax rate and has otherwise complied with Section 26.06 and Section 26.065. The 2021-2022 proposed budget is based on a tax rate of $0.756965 cents per every $100 of valuation, which exceeds the no new revenue tax rate of $0.720713 cents per $100 of value.
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9.   Hold public hearings on:
 
a.   Consider a Specific Use Provision request by Avalon Development and Kimley-Horn for a Drive-Through Restaurant/Coffee Shop.  This property is located at 2128 North Jupiter Road in District 7.

Consideration of the application of Avalon Development and Kimley-Horn, requesting approval of a Specific Use Provision for a Restaurant, Drive-Through on a property zoned Community Retail (CR) District. This property is located 2128 North Jupiter Road. (File Z 21-21, District 7)
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b.   Consider a Site Plan request by Avalon Development and Kimley-Horn for a Drive-Through Restaurant/Coffee Shop.  This property is located at 2128 North Jupiter Road in District 7.

Consideration of the application of Avalon Development and Kimley-Horn, requesting approval of a Plan for a Restaurant, Drive-Through on a property zoned Community Retail (CR) District. This property is located at 2128 North Jupiter Road. (File Z 21-21, District 7)
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c.   Consider a request by Randall T. Wilson to renew a Specific Use Provision (SUP) for an existing Recycling Salvage Yard for a time period of 25 years. This property is located at 1340 Hebron Drive in District 2. 

Consideration of the application of Randall T. Wilson, requesting approval of a Specific Use Provision extension for a Recycling Salvage Yard (Unlimited Outside Storage) on a property zoned Industrial (IN) District. This property is located at 1340 Hebron Drive. (File Z 21-22, District 2)
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d.   Consider a Site Plan request by Randall T. Wilson for a Recycling Salvage Yard. This property is located at 1340 Hebron Drive in District 2. 

Consideration of the application of Randall T. Wilson, requesting approval of a Plan for a Recycling Salvage Yard (Unlimited Outside Storage) on a property zoned Industrial (IN) District. This property is located at 1340 Hebron Drive. (File Z 21-22, District 2)
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10.   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.
 
  Council Member Jeff Bass
  • James VanDyke - Board of Adjustment
  • Merrill Balanciere - Community Multicultural Commission
  • Justice Dickson - Cultural Arts Commission
  • James Dobbins - Environmental Community Advisory Board
  • Charles Msewe - Library Board
  • Ed Seghers - Parks and Recreation Board
  • Scott Roberts - Plan Commission
  • Eric Scholl - Property Standards Board
  • Dominic Arzon - Tax Increment Finance #1 Downtown Board
  • William "Bill" Swisher - Tax Increment Finance #2 South Board
  • Rich Resser - Tax Increment Finance #3 Board
  • Aaron Miller - Unified Building Standards Board
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11.   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.
 
12.   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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