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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 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
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 by webinar or telephone at the following URL:

https://garlandtx.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TOZ1jAisTlm0hbmpf6BgHA

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:
 817 0885 0214

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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 January 4, 2022, Regular Meeting. Click to View
 
2.   Consider approval of the following bids:
 
a.  
Sewer Jet Truck    Bid No. 0302-22
     
Rush Truck Centers of Texas $153,742.85  

This request is for the replacement purchase of a Sewer Jet Truck to be utilized by the Water Department.
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b.  
Mobile Command Center   Bid No. 0303-22
     
Farber Specialty Vehicles $559,401.00  

This request is for the replacement purchase of a Mobile Command Center to be utilized by the Garland Police Department.  
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c.  
Excavator   Bid No. 0304-22
     
Caterpillar, Inc.  $220,755.00  

This request is for the purchase of a replacement Excavator (Unit #400-0128) to be utilized by the Water Department.
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d.  
GP&L Elm Grove Substation Extension Civil Site Construction    Bid No. 0227-22
     
Tri-Con Services, Inc.  $415,703.00  
Optional Contingency 41,570.00  
TOTAL: $457,273.00  

This request is to provide all labor, tools and equipment for civil site construction at the Elm Grove Substation.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional work that may be required.  
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e.  
GP&L Copier Lease Agreement    Bid No. 0312-22
     
Xerox Business Solutions $133,467.00  

This request is for the approval of a 5-year Lease Agreement to consolidate GP&L's copier equipment, maintenance and supplies in one agreement and take advantage of group pricing. 
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f.  
Economic Development Strategic Plan    Bid No. 1358-21
     
Ninigret Partners, LLC $198,900.00  

This request is to approve the selection of a firm to assist with a Strategic Plan for Economic Development.
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g.  
Restroom and Concession Building Site Construction   Bid No. 1106-20
     
Dean Construction $1,822,302.00  

This request is to approve the construction of site improvements for five restroom and concession buildings at various parks.
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h.  
Flock Safety System   Bid No. 0320-22
     
Flock Group, Inc.  $311,250.00  

This request is to purchase the Flock Safety System that will be used to assist the City of Garland Police Department in criminal investigations, gunshot detection, stolen vehicles and active amber and silver alerts.  This is a Term Agreement with one optional renewal.
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i.  
Design Services for Drainage Improvements    Bid No. 0317-22
     
Civil Consulting Group, PLLC $240,147.88  

This request is to obtain professional engineering design services to address flooding issues in Ashville Drive, Colonel Drive, Palm Valley Drive and Tobin Trail by modification and improvement of existing storm sewer systems. 
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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 21-47, Zone Systems, Inc. (District 5)

Consider an ordinance amending the Garland Development Code of the City of Garland, Texas, by approving a Specific Use Provision (SUP) renewal for Fuel Pumps, Retail on a 0.9366-acre tract of land zoned Community Retail (CR) District and located at 1810 West Kingsley 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; providing a Savings Clause and a Severability Clause; and providing an effective date.
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b.   Zoning File No. Z 21-48, Wood Partners % Masterplan (District 1)

Consider an ordinance amending the Garland Development Code of the City of Garland, Texas, by approving 1) an amendment to Planned Development (PD) District 18-33 and Planned Development (PD) District 03-53 and 2) a Detail Plan for Multi-Family Development on a 9.7958-acre tract of land located at 3422 Firewheel Parkway; 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 21-49, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. (District 5)

Consider an ordinance amending the Garland Development Code of the City of Garland, Texas, by approving 1) an amendment to Planned Development (PD) District 97-12 and 2) a Detail Plan for an automobile staging lot on an approximately 8.95-acre tract of land located at 2101 and 2201 Millay Boulevard; 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.   Employment Agreements for the City Manager, City Auditor, Municipal Judges & City Attorney (including the appointment thereof)

Council is requested to pass and approve: (1) an ordinance appointing John Sholden as Municipal Judge and approving the employment contract related thereto; (2) an ordinance appointing Natalie Banuelos as Municipal Judge and approving the employment contract related thereto; (3) amendments to existing employment agreements, with Bryan Bradford (City Manager), Jedson Johnson (City Auditor), and (4) a resolution appointing Brian England as City Attorney and approving the employment contract related thereto.  
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5.   Conveyance of City Property - 1700 Block Spencer Road Denton, Texas (Spencer Electric Generation Facility)

Council is requested to approve the Easement and Right-of-Way agreement conveying the 0.271-acre variable width surface use easement and the 0.101-acre 30-foot access easement at 1700 block of Spencer Road in Denton, Texas at the City of Garland Spencer Electric Generation Facility to Atmos Energy Corporation for a total monetary compensation of $10,000.00.
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6.   Consider a resolution providing for the redemption of the outstanding City of Garland, Texas, Tax Notes, Series 2021; and resolving other matters incident and related to the redemption of such obligations. 

When Council approved the issuance of $29,355,000 Tax Notes, Series 2021 on September 14, 2021, it was contemplated that the City would exercise the call provision to redeem the notes prior to the scheduled maturity date of November 15, 2022. Staff requests Council consider approving a resolution to redeem the Tax Notes, Series 2021 as contemplated.
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7.   Consider amending the current development agreement with the Draper Garland, LLC to allow them until March 31, 2022 to obtain a building permit and construction loan.

The City and The Draper Garland, LLC entered into an Economic Development Agreement on April 7, 2021.  Due to COVID-19 related challenges with obtaining a building permit, and consequently the company’s construction loan, the company requests that the City extend the deadline to obtain the permit from December 31, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
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8.   Consider by minute action the approval of one purchase agreement negotiated to date with the property owner in the amount of $168,694.00

Council has been briefed on previous occasions of the plans for Naaman School Road (from Brand to S.H. 78 / Lavon Drive). This project will alleviate road congestion by providing twice the number of travel lanes in each direction and alleviate flooding issues during significant rainfall. This requires additional land/right-of-way and staff has been working with consultants to acquire the necessary property. One additional purchase agreement has been successfully negotiated with a property owner for the acquisition of land 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.
 
 
9.   Consider a resolution of the City of Garland, Texas finding and determining that the public necessity and convenience require the acquisition of variour property rights located along Naaman School Road, east of Brand Road, and west of State Highway 78, in the City of Garland, County of Dallas, Texas, said property interests being more particularly described below; providing authorizations to acquire such property rights by purchase or condemnation and making certain findings pertaining thereto; providing further authorizations as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this resolution; and providing an effective date.

Council is requested to approve a resolution authorizing the acquisition of the property rights described in the proposed resolution. The City has been able to negotiate with property owners of whole-takes in the project area to acquire the necessary property interests. The City has also been able to negotiate with some strips and clips owners in the area to acquire the necessary property interests. However, the City has been unable to acquire certain property rights from four strips and clips property owners due to liens. The owners are named in the proposed resolution. State law requires particular wording to be used in a motion to adopt a resolution authorizing the initiation of condemnation proceedings. The City Attorney will provide in written form the appropriate wording of the motion.  Council was briefed on requirements for land acquisition on the Naaman School Road project on February 1, 2021 and April 5, 2021 in Executive Session.
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10.   Presentation of 2022 Proposed CIP

The City Manager will formally present the 2022 Proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for the City Council's review and deliberation.  
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11.   2021-22 Budget Amendment No. 1

Council is requested to consider approval of the ordinance amending the FY 2021-22 Adopted Budget as outlined by 2021-22 Budget Amendment No. 1 which proposes to increase the General Fund's FY 2021-22 appropriation by $489,343 to meet the needs of the Police Department, including a Flock Safety and Gunshot Detection System, two new additional Police Officers (Gang Unit), one new civilian Crime Analyst, and one additional Mental Health Clinician. 
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12.   Consider an ordinance of the City of Garland, Texas, establishing Civil Service classifications within the Police and Fire Departments; prescribing the number of positions in each classification; prescribing the base salary and types of pay for those classifications; and providing an effective date.

Pursuant to Chapter 143 of the Local Government Code of Texas, the City Council must establish the civil service classifications in the Police and Fire Departments, the number of positions in each classification, the base salary and the types of incentive pays for each classification.  The attached ordinance reflects the positions and compensation approved in the 2021-22 Operating Budget and as amended by 2021-22 Budget Amendment No. 1. 
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13.   Hold public hearings on:
 
a.  
Consider a Zoning request by Lars Anderson & Associates, Inc. to expand the existing Home Depot for a tool rental center and storage room, and to propose outdoor rentals for equipment and trucks. This property is located at 3261 North President George Bush Turnpike in District 1. 

Consideration of the application of Lars Anderson & Associates, Inc., requesting approval of an amendment to Planned Development (PD) District 97-23 for Community Retail (CR) Uses. This property is located at 3261 North President George Bush Turnpike. (File Z 21-42, District 1) (This case was postponed from the January 4, 2022 Regular City Council meeting per the applicant’s request.)
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b.   Consider a Detail Plan request by Lars Anderson & Associates, Inc. to expand the existing Home Depot for a tool rental center and storage room, and to propose outdoor rentals for equipment and trucks. This property is located at 3261 North President George Bush Turnpike in District 1. 

Consideration of the application of Lars Anderson & Associates, Inc., requesting approval of a Detail Plan for a building expansion and outdoor rentals of vehicles and equipment on a property zoned Planned Development (PD) District 97-23. This property is located at 3261 North President George Bush Turnpike. (File Z 21-42, District 1) (This case was postponed from the January 4, 2022 Regular City Council meeting per the applicant’s request.)     
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14.   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 Rich Aubin
  • Christi Baughman - Plan Commission
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15.   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.
 
16.   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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