AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
City of Garland

REMOTE MEETING 

Tuesday, April 6, 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_Az84D7r1Q7aFk8mWV1Eiaw

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: 
976 9386 8000

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 Mach 16, 2021 Regular Meeting.
 
2. Consider approval of the following bids:
 
a.  
GP&L As-Needed Emergency Spill Response   Bid No. 0667-21
     
TAS Environmental Services (Primary) $195,000.00  
Spur Environmental Services (Secondary)  40,000.00  
TOTAL:  $235,000.00  

This request is for emergency spill response services for GP&L Production, Distribution, Transmission and Substations.  This approval is for a Term Agreement with two optional renewals.
 
b.  
First Street/Southwood Water and Rilla Drive Alley Wastewater Main Replacements   Bid No. 0397-21
     
Tri-Con Services, Inc.  $1,046,515.00  
Optional Contingency 104,651.50  
TOTAL: $1,151,166.50  

This request is to provide construction services for the replacement of approximately 1,760 linear feet of water lines along First Street from Miller to Southwood and 960 linear feet of sanitary sewer lines in the Rilla Drive alley from Broadway to Keen.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional work that may be required.
 
c.  
Modification of Single Stream Recyclable Materials Transport, Processing and Marketing Agreement   Bid No. 1268-19
     
Formento De Construcciones Y Contratas, Inc. (FCC) $290,000.00  

This request is to approve a Change Order to extend our current recycling contract through September 30, 2021. 
 
d.  
McCree Substation Autotransformer   Bid No. 1058-19
     
Texas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. $77,750.00  

This request is to approve a Change Order for the additional cost of mobilization and storage fees resulting from delays in delivery of the McCree Substation Autotransformer. 
 
e.  
Term Agreement for Traffic Loops   Bid No. 0401-21
     
Durable Specialties, Inc. $150,325.00  

This request is to provide services required to install, repair, or replace vehicle detection loops for traffic signals on an as-needed basis.  This approval is for a Term Agreement with four optional renewals.
 
             
f.  
GP&L 200-Amp Underground Loop Replacements    Bid No. 0452-21
     
Infratech Corporation $694,637.33  

This request is for the replacement of four underground loops on the GP&L Distribution system.
 
g.  
GP&L Shiloh Road to McCree Transmission Line Underbuild Reconstruction Engineering Services   Bid No. 0587-21
     
R-Delta Engineers $132,500.00  
Optional Contingency 13,200.00  
TOTAL: $145,700.00  

This request is to obtain surveying, electrical, civil and structural engineering services for the reconstruction of the GP&L Shiloh Road to McCree Transmission Line underbuild.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional services that may be required. 
 
h.  
GP&L and TMPA Substation Utility Equipment Maintenance   Bid No. 0529-21
     
National Field Services $150,000.00  

This request is to provide as-needed substation utility equipment maintenance, testing, inspection and repair services for the GP&L and TMPA substations.  This approval is for a Term Agreement with four optional renewals. 
 
i.  
Engineering Consulting Services for Landfill Permit Amendment    Bid No. 1305-20
     
Weaver Consultants Group $500,00.00  

This request is to obtain professional engineering consulting services to assist the City with TCEQ permit modifications to expand the Hinton Landfill site boundary. 
 
             
j.  
Microsoft Solutions Services    Bid No. 0245-21
     
Planet Technologies, Inc.  $1,000,000.00  

This request is to procure comprehensive Microsoft solutions services for the purpose of developing and enhancing digital services on the Microsoft platform.  This approval is for a Term Agreement with four optional renewals. 
 
k.  
Forest Ridge Water & Wastewater Mains Replacement   Bid No. 0387-21
     
GRod Construction, LLC $1,383,477.25  
Optional Contingency 138,347.73  
TOTAL: $1,521,824.98  

This request is to provide construction services to replace approximately 6,740 linear feet of sanitary sewer and 1,150 linear feet of water lines among various alleyways and streets in the Forest Ridge subdivision.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional work that may be required.
 
l.  
Design Services for Lon Wynne Park Improvements   Bid No. 0633-21
     
MHS Planning & Design $115,620.00  

This request is to obtain professional services for the design and construction administration of improvements at Lon Wynne Park.
 
m.  
Single Stream Recyclable Materials Transport, Processing and Marketing Agreement   Bid No. 0212-20
     
Formento De Construcciones Y Contratas, Inc. (FCC) $2,850,000.00  

This request is to provide transportation, processing and marketing of recyclable materials that are gathered through typical citywide EWS routes.  This approval is for a three year fixed-rate Term Agreement with two optional one year renewals.
 
             
n.  
Replacement Equipment for Parks Department   Bid No. 0641-21
     
Kubota Tractor Corporation $127,585.85  

This request is for the replacement purchase of various tractors and mowers to be utilized by the Parks Department.
 
o.  
Replacement Buses for Parks & Recreation   Bid No. 0642-21
     
Creative Bus Sales $146,671.22  

This request is for the replacement purchase of two buses to be utilized by the Senior Activity Center.
 
p.  
Various Replacement Equipment for Parks Department   Bid No. 0644-21
     
Professional Turf Products, LP $169,064.22  

This request is for the replacement purchase of aerators, mowers and sprayers to be utilized by the Parks Department.
 
q.  
Side-Loader Cab and Chassis    Bid No. 0645-21
     
Bond Equipment Company, Inc.  $1,297,804.00  

This request is for the purchase of seven replacement side-loader cab and chassis for EWS. 
 
r.  
Replacement Front-Loader Chassis for EWS   Bid No. 0648-21
     
Chastang Enterprises, Inc.  $380,224.00  

This request is for the purchase of two replacement front-loader chassis to be used by EWS.
 
             
s.  
Side-Loader and Front-Loader Bodies    Bid No. 0646-21
     
Reliance Truck And Equipment $1,400,686.69  

This request is for the purchase of nine (9) replacement side-loader and front-loader bodies for EWS.
 
t.  
Heavy Duty Trucks    Bid No. 0643-21
     
Freightliner of Austin $317,683.00  

This request is for the purchase of two Heavy Duty Trucks to be utilized by the EWS and Water Departments.
 
u.  
ADA Transition Plan   Bid No. 0606-21
     
Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc. $120,000.00  

This request is to obtain engineering services to expand the ADA Transition Plan for the City in order to recognize the efforts that the City has made and is making with regard to accessibility for all citizens and in order to be in compliance with federal law.
 
v.  
Landfill Equipment   Bid No. 0649-21
     
Caterpillar, Inc. $1,456,568.75  

This request is for the purchase of one replacement excavator and one new bulldozer to be used at the Hinton Landfill.
 
w.  
GP&L Newman Substation Phase II Distribution Feeder Duct Line Installation   Bid No. 0478-21
     
Kiewit Infrastructure South Co. $323,332.00  
Optional Contingency 57,970.76  
TOTAL: $381,302.76  

This request is for the labor and equipment needed for the installation of new feeder duct bank facilities at the Newman 138kv Substation.  An optional contingency is included for any additional work that may be required.
 
x.  
Roll-Off Trucks    Bid No. 0664-21
     
Lonestar Freightliner Group, LLC $335,372.00  

This request is for the purchase of one replacement and one new roll-off truck to be used by EWS.
 
y.  
Spencer Cooling Tower #4 Repair    Bid No. 0671-21
     
MasterTech Services, Inc.  $329,644.00  
Optional Contingency 32,964.00  
TOTAL: $362,608.40  

This request is to provide emergency repair of the Spencer Plant Unit #4 cooling tower.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional work that may be required.
 
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 20-29, Masterplan (District 2)

Consider an ordinance amending the Garland Development Code of the City of Garland, Texas, by approving 1) an Amendment to Planned Development (PD) District 14-23 for Downtown District Uses and Mixed Uses; 2) a Specific Use Provision to allow a Drive-Through Service; and 3) a Detail Plan for Downtown District Uses and Mixed Uses on a 4.646-acre property located at 111 and 217 South Garland Avenue; 1413 West Avenue B; and 1412 and 1413 Rodando 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.
 
b.   Zoning File No. Z 20-41, Armando Palacios (District 4)

Consider an ordinance amending the Garland Development Code of the City of Garland, Texas, by approving 1) an amendment to Planned Development (PD) District 80-42 for Community Retail Uses; 2) a Specific Use Provision to allow a Restaurant, Drive-Through Use and 3) a Detail Plan on a property located at 5621 Broadway 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. 
 
c.   Zoning File No. Z 20-46, JDJR Engineers & Consultants, Inc. / Jim Dewey, Jr. (District 3)

Consider an ordinance amending the Garland Development Code of the City of Garland, Texas, by approving 1) 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; 2) a Specific Use Provision renewal to continue a Restaurant, Drive-Through Use and a Fuel Pumps, Retail Use and 3) a Detail Plan for Community Retail Uses on a property located at 801 East Interstate 30; 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 an ordinance Amending Chapter 30, "Building Inspection," of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Garland, Texas, repealing Article VI, "Sign Regulations," of the Garland Code of Ordinances; providing a Savings Clause; providing a penalty under the provision 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 March 15, 2021 Work Session, Council considered approving the repeal of Article VI, Chapter 30, "Sign Regulations," of the Code of Ordinances.  Article VI, Chapter 30 of the Code of Ordinances is a duplication of the sign ordinance provisions fo the GDC under which the City has been operating. 
 
5.   Consider an ordinance amending Chapter 33, "Transportation," of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Garland, Texas to provide a parking offense for certain parking on public property; 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.

At the March 1, 2021 Work Session, Council considered an ordinance to prohibit the parking of a vehicle on public property, other than a roadway, in a place other than in a designated parking place.
 
6.   Consider a resolution of the City of Garland, Texas, authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Master Agreement for Major Capital Improvement Program Projects with Dallas County; and providing an effective date. 

Council is requested to approve a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute the attached Master Agreement with the County for MCIP projects.
 
7.   Consider a resolution approving and authorizing publication of Notice of Intention to Issue Certificates of Obligation

At the April 5, 2021 Work Session, Council considered authorizing the publication of a Notice of Intent to Issue Certificates of Obligation in an amount of approximately $24 million to fund a portion of the CIP.
 
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.
 
 
8.   Hold a Public Hearing Related to the 2021-2022 CDBG, HOME and ESG Grants 

At the April 5, 2021 Work Session, Council considered background information regarding anticipated 2021-2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Infill Partnership Grant (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) entitlement funding, along with summaries of submitted applications. 
 
9. Hold public hearings on:
 
a.   Consider a Zoning request by II Stephens Development, LLC to re-zone property to allow for 74 single-family homes with trails and open spaces. This property is located at 2040 West Miller Road in District 5.

Consideration of the application of II Stephens Development, LLC, requesting approval of a Change in Zoning from Single-Family-10 (SF-10) District to a Planned Development (PD) District for Single-Family-5 (SF-5) Uses. This property is located at 2040 West Miller Road. (File No. Z 20-42, District 5)
 
b.   Consider a Detail Plan request by II Stephens Development, LLC to allow the construction of 74 single-family homes with trails and open spaces. This property is located at 2040 West Miller Road in District 5.

Consideration of the application of II Stephens Development, LLC, requesting approval of a Detail Plan for Single-Family Detached Homes. This property is located at 2040 West Miller Road. (File No. Z 20-42, District 5)
 
c.   Consider a Development Agreement regarding Zoning File No. Z 20-42. 

Consider a Development Agreement between II Stephens Development, LLC and the City of Garland. This Development Agreement relates to Zoning Case Z 20-42 for a proposed single-family development at 2040 West Miller Road. The agreement addresses the dedication of parks and trails, tree mitigation fees, and building materials.
 
10. 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.
 
11. Adjourn.

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