AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
City of Garland

REMOTE MEETING 

Tuesday, May 18, 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_azeqP1OmSmygaf8S-LvLaw

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: 
954 5845 5437

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 May 4, 2021 Regular and May 11, 2021 Special Meetings.
 
2. Consider approval of the following bids:
 
a.  
Keele Drive Wastewater Main Replacement   Bid No. 0893-20
     
Aushill Construction, LLC $176,827.66  

This request is to approve a Change Order for the Keele Drive Wastewater Main Replacement.
 
             
b.  
TMPA Keith Switch to Steep Hollow Transmission Line Overhead Hardware   Bid No. 0611-21
     
KBS Electrical Distributors, Inc.  $142,098.23  
Optional Contingency 14,209.82  
TOTAL: $156,308.05  

This request is for the purchase of overhead hardware needed for the rebuild of the Keith Switch to Steep Hollow Transmission Line.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional materials that may be required.
 
c.  
Forest Lane, Buckingham and Country Club Road Water and Wastewater Mains Replacement   Bid No. 0787-21
     
Lam Consulting Engineering $131,800.00  

This request is to obtain professional engineering services for replacing water and wastewater lines between Forest Lane North and Forest Lane South from S. Garland Avenue to Duck Creek, Buckingham Road (Northstar Plaza) from Old Mill Run to N. Garland Avenue and N. Country Club Road from Pleasant Valley Road to Bosque Drive.
 
d.  
GP&L McCree Substation Upgrade for Autotransformer Addition - Engineering   Bid No. 0877-19
     
Black & Veatch  $287,980.00  

This request is to approve a Change Order for additional engineering design and services to accommodate changes to the construction sequence plan due to outage coordination delays.
 
e.  
Naaman School Road Overhead Distribution Reconstruction - Tubular Steel Structures and Materials   Bid No. 0714-21
     
Techline, Inc.  $197,519.66  

This request is for the purchase of tubular steel monopoles and materials needed for the relocation of overhead distribution facilities along Naaman School Road as a result of street widening.
 
f.  
GP&L Underground Maintenance and Construction   Bid No. 1070-17
     
Infratech Corporation $225,000.00  

This request is to approve a Change Order to add funds to the GP&L Underground Maintenance and Construction Term Contract.
 
g.  
Materials for King Mountain to Queen Bess 345kV Transmission Line   Bid No. 0672-21
     
Techline, Inc.  $129,194.73  
Optional Contingency 12,919.47  
TOTAL: $142,114.20  

This request is for the purchase of materials needed for the construction of the King Mountain to Queen Bess 345kV Transmission line.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional materials that may be required.
 
h.  
Cayenta Finance System Upgrade   Bid No. 0819-21
     
Cayenta $146,960.00  

The City's Finance Department has requested an upgrade to the Cayenta Financial Management System to maintain support with the current version and to implement enhanced product functionality.
 
i.  
Radio Module Encoder Receiver Transmitter Replacement   Bid No. 0816-21
     
Republic Meter, Inc.  $997,500.00  

This request is for the purchase of Itron 500W Encoder Receiver Transmitter (ERT) End-Point Devices for reading water meters.  This approval is for a Term Agreement with four optional renewals.
 
j.  
GP&L/TMPA McCree Substation Control Cable   Bid No. 0818-21
     
Graybar $204,237.00  

This request is for the purchase of control cable for both the GP&L and TMPA portions of the McCree Substation. 
 
k.  
GP&L King Mountain to Queen BESS 345kV Transmission Line Monopoloes   Bid No. 0669-21
     
Techline, Inc.  $573,330.00  
Optional Contingency 57,333.00  
TOTAL: $630,663.00  

This request is for the purchase of steel transmission poles and associated apparatus needed for the construction of the King Mountain to Queen BESS 345kV transmission line.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional materials 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 21-06, Maxwell Fisher on behalf of Embree Eastside, Ltd. (Palladium USA International, Inc.) (District 2)

Consider an ordinance amending the Garland Development Code of the City of Garland, Texas, by approving 1) a Change in Zoning from Community Retail (CR) District to a Planned Development (PD) District for Multi-Family Use and 2) a Detail Plan for Multi-Family Use on a 4.180-acre tract of land located at 1010 State Highway 66; 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. DD 20-03, Good Samaritans of Garland (District 2)

Consider an order for a Major Waiver to a Downtown Development Plan. The Major Waiver request was approved with conditions, via public hearing, during the May 4, 2021 Regular City Council meeting.  
 
4.   Consider a resolution authorizing the acceptance of a Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) - Click it or Ticket (CIOT) grant in the amount of $6,201.30; and providing an effective date.

At the May 17, 2021 Work Session, Council considered a resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept the State of Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Click It or Ticket (CIOT) grant for May 21, 2021, to June 9, 2021 in the amount of $6,201.30.
 
5.   Consider an ordinance authorizing an amendment to the 2020-21 Operating Budget (Budget Amendment No. 5); providing for supplemental appropriation of funds in the Heliport Fund; and providing an effective date. 

At the May 17, 2021 Work Session, Council considered an amendment to the 2020-21 Adopted Budget.  For Council's consideration is an ordinance amending the 2020-21 Adopted Budget to appropriate funds in the amount of $32,000 in the Heliport Fund for a flight path redevelopment study.  
 
6.   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 May 3, 2021 Work Session, Council considered an ordinance that will prohibit parking unregistered vehicles on streets. 
 
7.   Consider authorizing the City Manager or his designee to execute a contract agreement with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to improve access to COVID-19 vaccines across Garland, Rowlett and Sachse.

At the May 17, 2021 Work Session, Council considered a contract agreement with the Texas Department of State Health Services to improve access to COVID-19 vaccines across Garland, Rowlett and Sachse. 
 
8.   Consider by minute action the approval of eight real property purchase agreements in the aggregate amount of $401,550.00

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. Eight purchase agreements have been successfully negotiated with property owners for the acquisition of land needed to move forward with the project. 
 
9.   Consider by minute action the approval of real estate property purchase agreement in the amount of $199,000.00.

Council has been briefed on previous occasions on the plans for Naaman School Road (from Bran to S.H. 78 / Lavon Drive).  It is currently a two-lane asphalt street and is being reconstructed to a four-lane divided roadway with curbs.  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.  
 
10.   Consider a partial rebate of the applicable Business and Personal Property (BPP) tax. 

Council is requested to consider a development incentive request from Future Foam, Inc. for a partial rebate of applicable Business and Personal Property (BPP) tax required of a proposed new manufacturing project for a specific period.  
 
11.   Consider approving the two Neighborhood Vitality Matching Grant projects.

Council recommended the following Neighborhood Vitality Matching Grant applications to be placed on the Consent Agenda at the April 5, 2021 Work Session: Villages of Valley Creek North Homeowners Association as submitted and Irongate at Firewheel Neighborhood Association with modification.
 
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.
 
 
12. Hold public hearings on:
 
a.   Consider a Zoning [Planned Development] request by Manhard Consulting to construct an apartment complex with 63 dwelling units on a site currently zoned Multi-Family District. The existing church building located at the northwest of the subject property, currently zoned Community Retail District, would be acquired, remodeled and used as an amenity for the proposed multi-family development. This property is located at 1214 and 1302 West Miller Road in District 5.

Consideration of the application of Manhard Consulting, requesting approval of a Change in Zoning from Multi-Family (MF) District and Community Retail (CR) District to a Planned Development (PD) District for Multi-Family Uses. This property is located at 1214 and 1302 West Miller Road. (File No. Z 20-45, District 5)
 
b.   Consider a Detail Plan request by Manhard Consulting to construct an apartment complex with 63 dwelling units on a site currently zoned Multi-Family District. The existing church building located at the northwest of the subject property, currently zoned Community Retail District, would be acquired, remodeled and used as an amenity for the proposed multi-family development. This property is located at 1214 and 1302 West Miller Road in District 5.

Consideration of the application of Manhard Consulting, requesting approval of a Detail Plan for a Multi-Family development. This property is located at 1214 and 1302 West Miller Road. (File No. Z 20-45, District 5)
 
c.   Consider a request by MVAH Partners to re-zone the property to allow an apartment complex. This property is located at 1102 North Shiloh Road in District 8. 

Consideration of the application of MVAH Partners, requesting approval of a Change in Zoning from Community Office (CO) District and Industrial (IN) District to Multi-Family (MF) District. This property is located at 1102 North Shiloh Road. (File No. Z 21-04, District 8) (This case was postponed from the April 20, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting.)
 
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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