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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 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
5:30 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 broadcast by webinar or telephone at the following URL:

https://garlandtx.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ORTOxssKQc2JLVx7-7VH5A

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: 842 8595 2700

 

 

 

 
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.   HOME Infill Partnership Funding through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

A briefing regarding the one-time allocation of $2,541,737 of HOME Investment Partnership grant funding through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
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b.   2022-2023 Federal Grants Calendar

The 2022-2023 Federal Grants Calendar for the Community Development Block grant (CDBG), HOME Partnership Grant (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) is presented for Council review.
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c.   2021-22 Budget Amendment No. 1

Council is requested to consider approving Budget Amendment No. 1 in order to appropriate available funds to the Police Department for 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.  Budget Amendment No. 1 proposes to increase the General Fund's FY 2021-22 appropriation by $489,343 to meet these Police Department needs.  Funding for this request will come from excess fund balance reserves following a better-than-anticipated FY 2020-21 fiscal year-end.  Budget Amendment 1 and the corresponding Civil Service Ordinance is scheduled for formal approval at the January 18, 2022 Regular Meeting.
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d.   Naaman School Road - Condemnation

Council is requested to approve a resolution authorizing the use of eminent domain where necessary to acquire the strips and clips needed for Naaman School Road.  The four property owners will be duly compensated.  This item is scheduled for formal consideration at the January 18, 2022 Regular Meeting. 
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4.   Verbal Briefings:
 
a.   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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b.   Preview of 2022 Proposed CIP

Staff will provide an overview of the 2022 Proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP). 
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5.   Discuss Appointments to Boards and Commissions
 
  Council Member Rich Aubin
  • Christi Baughman - Plan Commission
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6.   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.
 
7.   Adjourn
 

    

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