AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
City of Garland

REMOTE MEETING 

Tuesday, March 16, 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_osfOo1cdQjGuc30m4_nGOw

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: 
969 7571 1786

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 March 2, 2021 Regular Meeting.
 
2. Consider approval of the following bids:
 
a.  
GP&L Joint Use Management Services   Bid No. 0396-21
     
TRC Solutions $220,000.00  

This request is for the continuation of the Joint Use Management Service Program to manage GP&L’s foreign pole attachment processes for existing and future pole attaching entities.
 
b.  
TMPA 345/138kV Gibbons Creek Switchyard Phase 1 Plant Disconnection Engineering Services   Bid No. 0539-21
     
Black & Veatch $117,161.00  

This request is to obtain electrical design engineering services to support the first stage of the disconnect of the TMPA Gibbons Creek Switchyard from the adjacent power plant. 
 
c.  
GP&L Server, Storage and Network Gear Replacement Equipment   Bid No. 0559-21
     
Dell Marketing LLP $283,087.23  

This request is for the purchase of FY 2020-21 GP&L IT Replacement Fund (ITRF) equipment including corporate server, storage and network equipment in the GP&L primary data center.
 
d.  
Replacement Vehicles   Bid No. 0570-21
     
Caldwell Country Ford $549,995.00  

This request is for the purchase of seventeen replacement vehicles to be utilized by various City departments.
 
e.  
GP&L Substation Instrument Transformers & Surge Arrestors   Bid No. 0443-21
     
Keasler Sales, LLC $900,000.00  

This request is for the purchase of instrument transformers and surge arrestors on an as-needed basis for GP&L Substations.  This approval is for a Term Agreement with four optional renewals.
 
             
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. 20-35, JM Civil Engineering (District 7)

Consider an ordinance amending the Garland Development Code of the City of Garland, Texas, by approving 1) an Amendment to Planned Development (PD) District 18-47 for Neighborhood Office and Limited Community Retail Uses; 2) a Specific Use Provision to allow Fuel Pumps, Retail Use; and 3) a Detail Plan for Fuel Pumps, Retail Use on a 4.684-acre property located at 4680 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.
 
b.   Zoning File No. 20-43, Baldwin Associates (District 7)

Consider an ordinance amending the Garland Development Code of the City of Garland, Texas, by approving a Specific Use Provision for a Charter School on a 2.33-acre tract of land zoned Single-Family-7 (SF-7) District and located at 2266 Arapaho 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. 
 
c.   Zoning File No. 20-47, R-Delta Engineers, Inc. (District 1)

Consider an ordinance amending the Garland Development Code of the City of Garland, Texas, by approving a Specific Use Provision for an Electric Substation Use on a 3.00-acre tract of land zoned Agricultural (AG) District and located at 2900 Elm Grove 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.
 
4.   Consider a resolution of the City Council of the City of Garland, Texas, authorizing the City Manager to take the necessary action to provide relief measures for Garland residents impacted by the winter storm and providing an effective date. 

At the March 1, 2021 Work Session, Council considered a one-time 2,000-gallon water drip credit for single and multi-family residents, including omitting the month of February from the annual History Base Consumption (HBC) in the calculation of the winter months average for wastewater. This one-time calculation would use December, January and March to calculate the HBC for sewer service volume charge.
 
5.   Consider a resolution authorizing the submission of a Grant Application to the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas for certain public safety, law enforcement and Homeland Security projects; and providing an effective date. 

At the March 15, 2021 Work Session, Council considered a resolution to support the 2019 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) additional allocation application. 
 
6.   Consider by minute action approval of the proposed lease agreement with Garland Emergency Corps Lease

At the March 1, 2021 Work Session, Council considered authorizing the execution of a ground lease for the Garland Emergency Corps to continue operations at 401 Rescue St., a building located within the City of Garland Water Department complex, commonly addressed as 2434 Forest Lane. 
 
7.   Consider by minute action a Child Care Group Lease

At the March 1, 2021 Work Session, Council considered authorizing execution of a ground lease for Child Care Group to continue operations at a City owned facility located at 625 E. Avenue B. 
 
8.   Consider by minute action a Head Start Lease Renewal

At the March 1, 2021 Work Session, Council considered authorizing execution of a lease for Head Start of Greater Dallas, Inc. to continue operations at a City owned facility located at 3709 West Walnut. 
 
9.   Specific Use Provision (SUP) Time Period Policy Guide

Staff requests the City Council approve by Minute action the SUP Time Period Guide, as recommended by the Development Services Committee, to be used as a Council-recommended guide for SUP applicants. This item was discussed during the March 1, 2021 City Council Work Session.
 
             
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.
 
 
10.   Hold a Public Hearing and Adopt an Ordinance Related to Youth Programs Standards of Care Ordinance

Council is requested to adopt an ordinance after taking public comments for the Youth Programs Standards of Care.
 
11.   Consider Amendments to Chapter 2, Section 2.61 of the Garland Development Code regarding Home Occupations

At the March 1st and 15th Work Sessions, Council considered amendments to Chapter 2, Section 2.61 of the Garland Development Code regarding Home Occupations.
 
12. Hold public hearings on:
 
a.   Consider a Zoning request by Masterplan to develop a mixed-use community. Three buildings would be constructed for apartment dwelling units in Phase 1. An existing Chase Bank building would be repurposed to add upper-floor apartment units in Phase 2. This property is located at 111 and 217 South Garland Avenue; 1413 West Avenue B; and 1412 and 1413 Rodando Drive in District 2.

Consideration of the application of Masterplan, requesting approval of an Amendment to Planned Development (PD) District 14-23 for Downtown District Uses and Mixed Uses. This property is located at 111 and 217 South Garland Avenue; 1413 West Avenue B; and 1412 and 1413 Rodando Drive. (File No. Z 20-29, District 2)
 
b.   Consider a Specific Use Provision request by Masterplan to allow the continuation of a drive-through lane for a bank for a period of fifteen (15) years. This property is located at 111 and 217 South Garland Avenue; 1413 West Avenue B; and 1412 and 1413 Rodando Drive in District 2.

Consideration of the application of Masterplan, requesting approval of a Specific Use Provision to allow a Drive-Through Service on a property zoned Planned Development (PD) District 14-23 for Downtown District Uses and Mixed Uses. This property is located at 111 and 217 South Garland Avenue; 1413 West Avenue B; and 1412 and 1413 Rodando Drive. (File No. Z 20-29, District 2)
 
c.   Consider a Detail Plan request by Masterplan to develop a mixed-use community. Three buildings would be constructed for apartment dwelling units in Phase 1. An existing Chase Bank building would be repurposed to add upper-floor apartment units in Phase 2. This property is located at 111 and 217 South Garland Avenue; 1413 West Avenue B; and 1412 and 1413 Rodando Drive in District 2.

Consideration of the application of Masterplan, requesting approval of a Detail Plan for Multi-Family (MF) Uses on a property zoned Planned Development (PD) 14-23 for Downtown Uses.  This property is located at 111 and 217 South Garland Avenue; 1413 West Avenue B; and 1412 and 1413 Rodando Drive. (File No. Z 20-29, District 2)
 
d.   Consider a Zoning request by Armando Palacios to allow the reconstruction of a restaurant with a drive-through. This property is located at 5621 Broadway Boulevard in District 4.

Consideration of the application of Armando Palacios, requesting approval of an Amendment to Planned Development (PD) District 80-42 for Community Retail Uses to reconstruct an existing drive-through restaurant. This property is located at 5621 Broadway Boulevard. (File No. Z 20-41, District 4)
 
e.   Consider a Specific Use Provision request by Armando Palacios to allow the reconstruction of a restaurant with a drive-through for a period of thirty (30) years. This property is located at 5621 Broadway Boulevard in District 4.

Consideration of the application of Armando Palacios, requesting approval of a Specific Use Provision for a drive-through restaurant. This property is located at 5621 Broadway Boulevard. (File No. Z 20-41, District 4)
 
f.   Consider a Detail Plan request by Armando Palacios for the reconstruction of a restaurant with a drive-through. This property is located at 5621 Broadway Boulevard in District 4.

Consideration of the application of Armando Palacios, requesting approval of a Detail Plan for a drive-through restaurant. This property is located at 5621 Broadway Boulevard. (File No. Z 20-41, District 4)
 
g.   Consider a Zoning request by JDJR Engineers & Consultants, Inc. / Jim Dewey Jr. to improve an existing pole sign and reconstruct a new pylon sign. Additionally, the applicant requests to continue the gas station (including gas pumps for trucks) and drive-through restaurant uses. This property is located at 801 East Interstate Highway 30 in District 3.

Consideration of the application of JDJR Engineers & Consultants, Inc., Jim Dewey Jr., requesting approval of a Change of Zoning from Community Retail (CR) District to a Planned Development (PD) District to allow deviations for an existing pole sign and a new pylon sign. This property is located at 801 East Interstate Highway 30. (File No. Z 20-46, District 3)
 
h.   Consider a Specific Use Provision request by JDJR Engineers & Consultants, Inc. / Jim Dewey Jr. to continue a drive-through restaurant use and a gas station (including gas pumps for trucks) use for a period of thirty (30) years. This property is located at 801 East Interstate Highway 30 in District 3.

Consideration of the application of JDJR Engineers & Consultants, Inc., Jim Dewey Jr., requesting approval of a Specific Use Provision renewal to continue the Drive-Through, Restaurant Use and Fuel Pumps, Retail Use. This property is located at 801 East Interstate Highway 30.  (File No. Z 20-46, District 3)
 
i.   Consider a Detail Plan request by JDJR Engineers & Consultants, Inc. / Jim Dewey Jr. to improve an existing pole sign and reconstruct a new pylon sign. Additionally, the applicant requests to continue the gas station (including gas pumps for trucks) and drive-through restaurant uses. This property is located at 801 East Interstate Highway 30 in District 3.

Consideration of the application of JDJR Engineers & Consultants, Inc., Jim Dewey Jr., requesting approval of a Detail Plan for Community Retail Uses. This property is located at 801 East Interstate Highway 30.  (File No. Z 20-46, District 3)
 
13. 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.
 
14. Adjourn.

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