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 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
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 open to the public and the presiding official will be physically present at the above stated location.  The meeting will also be broadcast by webinar or telephone at the following URL:

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

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:
 867 4593 5133

 

 


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 February 1, 2022, Regular Meeting
 
2. Consider approval of the following bids:
 
a.  
Shelf-Ready Audiovisual Library Materials    Bid No. 0250-22
     
Midwest Tape, LLC $220,000.00  

This request is to support the Library's selection and purchase of audiovisual materials to meet customer needs.
 
b.  
Ablon Park Drainage Infrastructure and Fishing Pier Construction    Bid No. 0170-22
     
J.B. and Co. LLC $592,845.00  

This request is to construct two new drainage structures and one new fishing pier at the pond in Ablon Park.
 
c.  
GP&L Elm Grove Substation Expansion Steel Structures    Bid No. 0286-22
     
Grid Structures $293,433.00  
Optional Contingency 29,343.00  
TOTAL: $322,776.00  

This request is for the purchase of steel structures for the Elm Grove Substation expansion.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional materials that may be required.
 
d.  
GP&L Olinger to Ben Davis 138kV Transmission Line Rebuild Engineering Service    Bid No. 4693-14
     
R-Delta Engineers $281,000.00  

This request is to approve a Change Order for additional engineering services associated with the rebuild of the GP&L Olinger to Ben Davis 138kV Transmission Line.  R-Delta Engineers will provide additional engineering services to accommodate project delays, residential development and infrastructure changes in the project area.
 
e.  
GP&L Elm Grove Substation Construction Materials    Bid No. 0285-22
     
Techline, Inc.  $111,823.45  
Optional Contingency 11,182.00  
TOTAL: $123,005.45  

This request is for the purchase of construction materials for the Elm Grove Substation expansion.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional materials that may be required.
 
f.  
Scale House Remodel    Bid No. 0999-21
     
Tegrity Contractors, Inc.  $150,000.00  

This request is to approve a Change Order for the CM Hinton Landfill scale house remodel due to unforeseen structural faults encountered during the demolition stage.
 
g.  
Backhoe Loader    Bid No. 0417-22
     
Caterpillar, Inc.  $138,945.00  

This request is for the replacement purchase of a new Backhoe Loader Tractor to be utilized by the Duck Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.
 
h.  
Asbestos Abatement & Demolition of Las Brisas Retirement Community    Bid No. 0435-22
     
Intercon Environmental, Inc.  $219,771.24  
Optional Contingency 20,000.00  
TOTAL: $239,771.24  

This request is for the asbestos abatement and demolition of the recently-acquired Las Brisas Retirement Community in preparation for redevelopment.
 
i.  
Traffic Signal Installation and Modernization    Bid No. 0261-21
     
Mel's Electric, LP $286,478.25  

This request is to approve a Change Order for Traffic Signal Installation and Modernization Services.
 
j.  
Shade Structures at Various Parks    Bid No. 0430-22
     
USA Shade & Fabric Structures  $740,346.07  

This request is to fabricate and install shade structures at Central Park, Bradfield Park, Holford Park, Norman Groves Park and Carter Softball Complex.
 
k.  
Rick Oden Park Playground Equipment    Bid No. 0434-22
     
Whirlix Design, Inc.  $490,649.00  

This request is for the purchase of playground equipment at Rick Oden Park.
 
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 21-44, Amro Issa – Crown Castle (District 5)

Consider an ordinance amending the Garland Development Code of the City of Garland, Texas, by approving a Specific Use Provision for Antenna, Commercial Use on a 1.94-acre tract of land located at 3209 South 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; providing a Savings Clause and a Severability Clause; and providing an effective date.
 
b.   Zoning File No. Z 21-58, Summit Designs (District 3)

Consider an ordinance amending the Garland Development Code of the City of Garland, Texas, by approving a Change in Zoning from Agricultural (AG) District to Single-Family Estate (SF-E) District on a 0.9962-acre tract of land located at 5809 Lyons 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; providing a Savings Clause and a Severability Clause; and providing an effective date.
 
c.   Zoning File No. Z 21-61, Via Bayou, Inc. (District 3)

Consider an ordinance amending the Garland Development Code of the City of Garland, Texas, by approving a 1) an amendment to Planned Development (PD) District 20-13 to allow Cabins And Recreational Vehicles in a portion of Phase 2 and 2) a Detail Plan for Cabins And Recreational Vehicles on a 1.0165-acre tract of land located at 3926 Zion 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; providing a Savings Clause and a Severability Clause; and providing an effective date.
 
4.   Approve by minute action the appointment of Dr. Terrance Joseph Wickman for three years to the Civil Service Commission.

At the January 31, 2022 Work Session, Council considered approving the City Manager's appointment Dr. Terrance Joseph Wickman.
 
5.   Consider a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an Election Services Contract with Dallas County by and through the Dallas County Elections Administrator, and a Joint General and Special Election Services Contract with Collin County by and through the Collin County Elections Administrator; adopting certain designated voting systems for use in the 2022 Garland General Election; and providing an effective date. 

Council is requested to approve a contract with Dallas and Collin County Elections to secure election services for all Garland registered voters for the May 7, 2022, General Election.
 
             
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.
 
 
6.   Consider a resolution of the City Council of the City of Garland, Texas confirming a proposed development to be funded with Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs 2022 Competitive 9% Housing Tax Credits; authorizing a reduction of certain fees; authorizing the certification of this resolution to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs; and providing an effective date.

At the January 31, 2022 and February 14, 2022 Work Sessions, Council considered resolutions for proposed Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Low Income Housing 9% Tax Credit Program proposed multifamily developments.
 
7.   Consider an ordinance ordering a General Election for the City of Garland, Texas to be held on the 7th day of May, 2022, for the purpose of electing Council Members to Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5; providing a date for a run-off election; providing for a process to determine position of names on ballots; providing for locations of polling places; providing for early voting dates, providing for authorization for the City Manager and City Secretary to enter into Election Agreements with Dallas and Collin County Elections Departments; providing for notice, publication and posting of this order; and providing an effective date. 

Council is requested to approve an ordinance ordering and providing notice of a General Election for the City of Garland to be held on the 7th day of May 2022. 
 
8.   Hold a Public Hearing on the 2022 Proposed Capital Improvement Program 

A public hearing will be held on the 2022 Proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP).  At the public hearing, all interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard for or against the Proposed CIP Program.  The 2022 Proposed CIP has been available for public inspection in the City's libraries and the City Secretary's Office and has been on the City's website since January 19, 2022.
 
9.   Consider an Ordinance Adopting the 2022 Capital Improvement Program

An ordinance reflecting the 2022 CIP for the City of Garland, as proposed by the City Manager and as amended by the City Council, was prepared based on direction received at the Monday, February 14, 2022, City Council Work Session.
 
10.   Consider a resolution of the City of Garland, Texas finding and determining that the public necessity and convenience require the acquisition of various property rights located along Naaman School Road, from Brand Road to State Highway 78, in the City of Garland, County of Dallas, Texas, said property interests being more particularly described below; providing authorizations to acquire such property rights by purchase or condemnation and making certain findings pertaining thereto; providing further authorizations as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this resolution; and providing an effective date. 

Council is requested to approve a resolution authorizing the acquisition of the property rights described in the proposed resolution. The City has been able to negotiate with whole take property owners and with some strips and clips property owners in the project area to acquire the necessary property interests. However, the City has not been able to successfully negotiate a final purchase price with one strips and clips property owner. The owner is named in the proposed resolution. State law requires particular wording to be used in a motion to adopt a resolution authorizing the initiation of condemnation proceedings. The City Attorney will provide in written form the appropriate wording of the motion.  Council was briefed on requirements for land acquisition on the Naaman School Road project on February 1, 2021 and April 5, 2021 in Executive Session.
 
11.   Consider a resolution of the City of Garland, Texas finding and determining that the public necessity and convenience require the acquisition of various property rights located along Naaman School Road, from Brand Road to State Highway 78, in the City of Garland, County of Dallas, Texas, said property interests being more particularly described below; providing authorizations to acquire such property rights by purchase or condemnation and making certain findings pertaining thereto; providing further authorizations as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this resolution; and providing an effective date. 

Council is requested to approve a resolution authorizing the acquisition of the property rights described in the proposed resolution.  This item is scheduled for formal consideration at the February 15, 2022 Regular Meeting. 
 
             
12. Hold public hearings on:
 
a.   Consider a Specific Use Provision (SUP) request by 7LC, LLC, for a tea/coffee shop with a drive-through. This property is located at 519 North Jupiter Road in District 6.

Consideration of the application of Z 21-25 7LC, LLC, requesting approval of a Specific Use Provision for a Restaurant, Drive-Through on a property zoned Planned Development (PD) 89-30 District. This property is located at 519 North Jupiter Road (File Z 21-25, District 6) 
 
b.   Consider a Site Plan request by 7LC, LLC for a tea/coffee shop with a drive-through. This property is located at 519 North Jupiter Road in District 6.

Consideration of the application of Z 21-25 7LC, LLC, requesting a Plan for a Restaurant, Drive-Through Use. This property is located at 519 North Jupiter Road. (File Z 21-25, District 6)  
 
c.   Consider a Zoning Change request by Realty Capital Management, to revise the zoning boundary lines of Planned Development (PD) District 15-40 for Multi-Family Use to incorporate two (2) additional acres. There are no improvements proposed at this time. The property is located at 4425 Bunker Hill Road in District 1.

Consideration of the application of Z 21-60 Realty Capital Management, requesting approval of a Change of Zoning from Planned Development (PD) District 15-40 and Agricultural (AG) District to a Planned Development (PD) District for Multi-Family Uses. This property is located at 4425 Bunker Hill Road. (File Z 21-60, District 1)
 
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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