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 
August 3, 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.
 
The meeting will be broadcast on City of Garland Government Access Television (CGTV).  CGTV is available via GarlandTX.gov, channel 16 (Spectrum), Channel 44 (Frontier), and channel 99 (AT&T U-verse).  Meetings are broadcast online via live-streaming and on-demand, and air on CGTV with several rebroadcasts during the week of the meeting. 

Alternatively, the meeting will be broadcast by webinar at the following URL:
 

https://garlandtx.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XE8iWhUnQae69xb3qLgo3Q


The meeting ID is: 910 4992 6385
 
Public Comments:
 
Whether you are attending the meeting in-person or via webinar, 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.  Similarly, you may provide a comment at the end of the agenda during the open public comments portion of the meeting.  However, due to legal restrictions, members of the City Council are not able to answer questions during the public comments portion of the agenda.
 
REGISTRATION : If you are attending the meeting via webinar, Registration for the webinar will be required for any citizen wishing to speak.  If you choose to speak via the webinar, you must use the “raise hand” feature in order to be recognized. 
 
IN-PERSON COMMENTS: If you are attending the meeting in-person, Registration will be required for any citizen wishing to speak.  Speakers shall register using the electronic registration kiosks in the lobby of City Hall. 
 
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 July 20, 2021 Regular Meeting.
 
2. Consider approval of the following bids:
 
a.  
Duck Creek 18"-36" Interceptor Main Rehabilitation - Phase II   Bid No. 1060-21
     
Insituform Technologies, LLC $1,578,539.25  
Optional Contingency  50,000.00  
TOTAL: $1,628,539.25  

This request is for Phase II of the Duck Creek 18"-36" Wastewater Interceptor Rehabilitation Project. This phase will reline approximately 761 feet of 18" line, 805 feet of 30" line, and 2,814 feet of 36" interceptor line from just north of Buckingham Road to 1306 N. Shiloh Road in Duck Creek.  An optional contingency is included for any additional work that may be required.
 
b.  
Avenue A, Second through Fifth Street, & Haskel Drive Water & Wastewater Mains Replacement   Bid No. 0941-21
GRod Construction, LLC $1,443,285.50  
Optional Contingency 180,000.00  
TOTAL: $1,623,285.50  

This request is to provide construction services to replace existing water and sewer mains on Avenue A, including Second through Fifth Street, and Haskell Drive. This project also includes replacement of existing street, driveways, and sidewalks. An Optional Contingency is included for any additional work that may be required.
 
c.  
Water Main Replacement on Plantation Road Including Hanover and Richland Drive   Bid No. 1089-21
     
Lam Consulting Engineering   $167,180.00
TOTAL: $167,180.00  

This request is to provide Professional Services for replacing approximately 4,000 linear feet of water mains on Plantation Road including Hanover and Richland Drive.
 
d.  
Spencer Cooling Tower Repair    Bid No. 0671-21
     
Master Tech Services, Inc.   $173,395.00
TOTAL: $173,395.00  

This request is to approve a Change Order for the Spencer Plant Unit #4 Cooling Tower Repairs. Once all exterior louvers and the fill from Cells 1 and 2 were removed, the inner members were inspected. Several additional lines and ties have been identified for replacement as well as eliminator panels and supports for all cells. Repairs are needed to correct these issues and to ensure the unit is in working order to be available to safely meet service demands.
 
e.  
GP&L Phase 1 Transmission Line As-Built Modeling and Clearance Verification    Bid No. 1097-21
     
Burns and McDonnell   $311,300.00
TOTAL: $311,300.00  

This request is to obtain as-built PLS-CADD models of the Garland Power & Light (GP&L) transmission system.  These models will be used to verify and document line-to-ground clearances to support GP&L's response to Texas House Bill 4150 relating to safety and inspection reporting requirements for certain utilities.
 
f.  
GP&L Queen BESS Terminal at King Mountain Switch Construction Services   Bid No. 0955-21
     
Primoris T&D Services, LLC   $576,744.73
Optional Contingency   57,674.00
TOTAL: $634,418.73  

This request is to provide above and below-grade construction of the Queen BESS terminal at the King Mountain Switch Station.  This is part of the approved King Mountain Switch to Queen BESS CIP project.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional work that may be required.
 
g.  
College Manors Wastewater & Alley Paving Improvements   Bid No. 0995-21
     
Excel Trenching   $595,997.00
Optional Contingency   60,000.00
TOTAL: $655,997.00  

This request is to provide construction services to replace 2,309 linear feet of 6" wastewater mains including manholes and service laterals.  The wastewater mains are primarily located within existing alleys at Betty Jo Lane and Muriel Drive, Stanton and Rita and Cliff Drive.  This project will also replace approximately 968 square yards of concrete paving and incidentals.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional work that may be required.
 
h.  
Network Cabling for Animal Shelter & Adoption Center   Bid No. 1100-21
     
Nouveau Technology Services LP   $107,413.73
TOTAL: $107,413.73  

This request is for the purchase and installation of network cable at the new Animal Shelter & Adoption Facility.  Construction of the building is underway, and this system will be installed prior to completion of construction.  This project is part of the 2019 Bond Program and approved in the 2021 CIP.
 
3. Public hearing(s) were previously conducted for the following zoning case(s). Council approved the request(s) and instructed staff to bring forth the following ordinance(s) for consideration.
 
a.   Z 21-20 Beau Durham (District 6)
Consider an ordinance amending the Garland Development Code of the City of Garland, Texas by approving an Amendment to Planned Development (PD) District 95-34 and Planned Development (PD) District 20-03 to allow a Pylon Sign for a Restaurant, Drive-Through Use on a 0.598-acre tract of land located at 3428 West Buckingham 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.   Z 18-19 Pankaj Patel (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 03-53; 2) a Specific Use Provision for a Hotel/Motel, Limited Service Use and 3) a Detail Plan for a Hotel/Motel, Limited Service Use on a 0.327-acre tract of land located at 565 Town Center 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.   Z 21-11 PM Design (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 19-07 for Community Retail Uses and 2) a Detail Plan for a Restaurant, Drive-Through Use on a 1.152-acre tract of land located at 5345 North President George Bush Turnpike; 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.
 
d.   Consider an ordinance amending Section 32 and 33 of the Code of Ordinances Parking Enforcement Near Construction

Council is requested to consider and amendment to Section 32 and 33 of the Code of Ordinances providing that certain parking ordinances are inapplicable if violation of the ordinance is necessitated by City construction projects.
 
4.   Consider a resolution adopting The Medical District Plan.

Consider a resolution and the final report and appendix of the Medical District Area Plan. The Council was briefed on the plan during the July 12, 2021 retreat, and a briefing item has been scheduled for the August 2 Work Session as well. In addition, staff and consultant Ninigret Partners have engaged representatives of the VA Hospital and received feedback from the Plan Commission.
 
5.   Approve by minute action the Neighborhood Vitality Matching Grant Spring 2021 Applications

Council is requested to approve by minute action the Spring 2021 Neighborhood Vitality Matching Grant applications for Heron's Bay Estates and Northlake Estates.
 
6.   Approve by minute action the Trails Recreation Club Neighborhood Vitality Matching Grant Applications

Council is requested to approve the Trails Recreation Club Neighborhood Vitality Matching Grant Applications.
 
7.   Consider an ordinance for Electric Utility Direct Purchase Notes

Consider an ordinance approving the termination of the Electric Utility Tax-Exempt Commercial Paper Program, Series 2018 and establishing a 2021 Electric Utility System Commercial Paper Notes Program, Series A. 
 
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 Regarding the 2021-22 Proposed Budget

In accordance with the City Charter and state law, the City Manager shall submit the City Council Proposed Budget for the coming fiscal year.  The City Manager will formally present his Proposed Budget which will be placed in each City Library, in the Office of the City Secretary, and on the City's website for public review and inspection.
 
9.   Submission of Appraisal Roll & Rates for FY 2021-22 and Call for Future Public Hearings

Council is requested to provide a proposed tax rate hearing date in accordance with state law.  Council will officially receive the 2021 appraisal rolls, the certification of collection rate, and calculation of the "no new tax rate" and "voter approved tax rate".  The Council is asked to establish dates for public hearings and a proposed tax rate.
 
10. Hold public hearings on:
 
a.   Consider an amended Specific Use Provision (SUP) request by Tewelde Abreham  to add parking spaces for semi-truck trailers. This site is located at 3877 Miller Park Drive in District 6.
 
Consideration of the application of Tewelde Abreham, requesting approval of a Specific Use Provision amendment to allow a Truck/Bus Storage Use on a property zoned Industrial (IN) District with a Specific Use Provision [S 18-43] for Truck / Bus Storage. This property is located at 3877 Miller Park Drive.  (File Z 21-15, District 6)
 
b.   Consider a Site Plan request by Tewelde Abreham to add parking spaces for semi-truck trailers. This site is located at 3877 Miller Park Drive in District 6.
 
Consideration of the application of Tewelde Abreham, requesting approval of a Plan for Truck/Bus Storage Use. This property is located at 3877 Miller Park Drive. (File Z 21-15, District 6)
 
11. 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.
 
  Mayor Scott LeMay
  • John Kaiwi - Board of Adjustment
  • Jennifer Nguyen - Community Multicultural Commission
  • Charles Pickitt - Community Multicultural Commission
  • Elvia Flores - Community Multicultural Commission
  • Bashir Ashimi - Community Multicultural Commission
  • Tiffany Lam - Community Multicultural Commission
  • Trayc Claybrook - Cultural Arts Commission
  • Ken Risser - Environmental Community Advisory Board
  • Bettye Haynes - Library Board
  • Don Koerner - Parks and Recreation Board
  • Wayne Dalton - Plan Commission
  • David Perry - Property Standards Board
  • Shirley Robnett - Senior Citizens Advisory Board
  • Allan Stafford - Tax Increment Finance #1 Downtown Board
  • Patrick Abell - Tax Increment Finance #3 Board
  • Mark Tyler - Unified Building Standards Board

Council Member Deborah Morris
  • Isaac Abu - Community Multicultural Commission
  • Felecia Fuller - Cultural Arts Commission
  • Daphne Dean - Environmental Community Advisory Board
  • John Ball - Tax Increment Finance #2 South Board
 
12. 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.
 
13. Adjourn.

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