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, March 1, 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.

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The Meeting ID is:
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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 15, 2022, Regular Meeting.
 
2. Consider approval of the following bids:
 
a.  
Weekend Litter Control and Contract Mowing    Bid No. 0682-20
     
Carruthers Landscape Management $80,313.84  

This request is to approve a Change Order for additional litter control throughout the city and mowing along State Highway 66.
 
             
b.  
Repair of Benshaw Low and Medium Voltage Solid State Reduced Voltage Starters    Bid No. 0475-22
     
Five Star Electric Motors, Inc.  $100,000.00  

This request is for the repair of Benshaw Low and Medium Voltage Solid State Reduced Voltage Starters. This approval is for a Term Agreement with four optional renewals.
 
c.  
Forest Lane and Country Club Water & Wastewater Mains Replacement   Bid No. 0252-22
     
Camino Construction, LP $521,609.00  
Optional Contingency 45,000.00  
TOTAL: $566,609.00  

This request is to replace water and wastewater mains including streets, driveways, parking lots and sidewalks between Forest Lane North and Forest Lane South from S. Garland Avenue to Duck Creek and N. Country Club Road from Pleasant Valley Road to Bosque Drive.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional work that may be required.
 
d.  
Water Meter Testing    Bid No. 1169-19
     
UWS $25,000.00  

This request is to approve a Change Order for water meter testing services.
 
e.  
Peripheral Equipment for Police Patrol Vehicles    Bid No. 0444-22
     
GT Distributors, Inc.  $479,610.59  
Plastix Plus, LLC 154,605.00  
Stop Stick, Ltd. 11,361.25  
Kustom Signals, Inc. 35,928.60  
TOTAL: $681,505.44  

This request is to upfit the new Police Department Tahoes with the safety and technology equipment necessary to make them fully-functioning patrol vehicles.
 
             
f.  
Additional Services for Tuckerville Park Development    Bid No. 0697-21
     
MHS Planning and Design $793,440.00  

This request is to approve a Change Order to the professional services contract for Tuckerville Park Development to include the scope of work associated with the additional $8,352,000 approved for the project through ARPA. 
 
g.  
2022 Miscellaneous Concrete Repair Program    Bid No. 0284-22
     
Tri-Con Services, Inc.  $2,000,000.00  

This request is to approve the 2022 Miscellaneous Concrete Repair Program. This approval is for a Term Agreement with four optional renewals.
 
h.  
Erosion Mitigations   Bid No. 1256-21
     
Knight Erosion Control, Inc.  $450,000.00  

This request is to provide on-call Erosion Mitigations to repair existing creek and channel erosion throughout the city of Garland. This approval is for a Term Agreement with two optional renewals.
 
i.  
Police Ammunition    Bid No. 0452-22
     
Precision Delta Corporation  $158,355.15  
GT Distributors, Inc.  40,182.45  
TOTAL: $198,537.60  

This request is to purchase ammunition for the training of Garland Police Officers in the use of firearms to perform their duties.
 
j.  
Gatewood Pavilion Restroom Building    Bid No. 0463-22
     
Public Restroom Company  $192,119.00  

This request is to fabricate and install a restroom building at Gatewood Pavilion.
 
k.  
Street Department Facility Additional Design Services    Bid No. 1187-20
     
MPI Architects $186,340.00  

This request is to approve a Change Order for design services for the new Street Department Building.
 
l.  
TMPA Ben Davis Substation 345kV Breaker Replacement    Bid No. 0299-22
     
Altitude Energy, LLC $196,275.00  
Optional Contingency 19,627.50  
TOTAL: $215,902.50  

This request is for the replacement of existing 345kV breakers at the TMPA Ben Davis Substation.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional work that may be required.
 
m.  
Embree Park Additional Design Services    Bid No. 1047-21
     
MHS Planning & Design  $30,090.00  

This request is to approve a Change Order for design services for Embree Park.
 
n.  
Lon Wynne Park Additional Design Services    Bid No. 0633-21
     
MHS Planning & Design $76,900.00  

This request is to approve a Change Order for design services for Lon Wynne Park.
 
o.  
Watson Park Additional Design Services    Bid No. 0632-21
     
MHS Planning & Design  $78,650.00  

This request is to approve a Change Order for design services for Watson Park.
 
p.  
Existing Animal Shelter Demolition    Bid No. 0468-22
     
Intercon Environmental, Inc. $204,798.35  

This request is for the abatement and demolition of the existing Animal Shelter located at 600 Tower Street.
 
3. A public hearing was previously conducted for the following zoning case. Council approved the request and instructed staff to bring forth the following ordinance for consideration.
 
a.   Zoning File No. Z 21-60, Realty Capital Management (District 1)

Consider an ordinance amending the Garland Development Code of the City of Garland, Texas, by approving 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 on a 13.255-acre tract of land located at 4425 Bunker Hill 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.   Consider a resolution agreeing to the sale of certain property located within the City of Garland and owned by taxing authorities including the City of Garland as the result of a tax sale; authorizing the Mayor to execute a Deed without Warranty; and providing an effective date.

At the February 14, 2022 Work Session, Council considered approving the sale of 328 Oaks Trail to OM Estate Development, LLC and provide an executed Deed without Warranty. 
 
5.   Consider a resolution authorizing publication of a Notice of Intent to Issue Certificates of Obligation.

City Council approved the 2022 Capital Improvement Program at the February 15, 2022 Regular Meeting. At the February 28, 2022 Work Session, Council considered authorizing the publication of a Notice of Intent to Issue Certificates of Obligation in an amount of approximately $31 million to fund a portion of the CIP and pay related issuance costs of approximately $150,000.
 
6.   Consider a resolution by the City Council of Garland, Texas accepting the Recycling and Waste Minimization Technical Study conducted by Burns and McDonnell; and providing an effective date.

At the February 14, 2022 Work Session, Council considered accepting the Recycling and Waste Minimization Technical study in order to complete the application process with the North Central Texas Council of Governments. 
 
7.   Consider approving Downtown revitalization by providing future tenants with additional real estate and possible patio space.  

This request is for the approval of the lease agreement for the property adjacent to 500 Main St. The lease would be between the City of Garland and Andor Properties, LLC & Shirlee Mae, LLC.
 
8.   Consider approving the updated Lease Agreement with the City of Dallas for the management and operation of Friendship Park for a period of 20 years and authorize the Mayor to execute the necessary documents.

At the January 31, 2022 Work Session, Council considered the updated lease agreement with the City of Dallas for Friendship Park. 
 
9.   Consider approval of the redistribution of $217,013 in Emergency Solutions Grant - CARES Act - Rapid Rehousing funding to the Transcend STEM Program and authorization for the City Manager to execute a change order to the existing contract for said amount.

At the February 14, 2022 Work Session, Council considered approving a request from the Community Development Department to redistribute $217,013 from administration funding and the Garland Housing Agency Program to Transcend STEM Program in order to comply with the HUD deadline of September 20, 2022.
 
10.   Consider by minute action the approval of one purchase agreement negotiated to date with the property owner in the amount of $164,182.

Council has been briefed on previous occasions of the plans for Naaman School Road (from Brand 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, which will alleviate road congestion and flooding issues during significant rainfall. This requires additional land/right of -way and staff has been working with consultants to acquire the necessary property rights. One additional purchase agreement has been successfully negotiated with a property owner for the acquisition of right of way needed to move forward with the project.
 
11.   Consider an ordinance canceling the election to be held May 7, 2022 for unopposed candidates for Council Members for Districts 1 and 4; declaring each of the unopposed candidates for Council Members within those respective districts elected to office; ordering the City Secretary to post a copy of this ordinance at each polling place that would have been used in the election; and providing an effective date.

Council is requested to accept the Certification of Unopposed Candidates and approve an ordinance canceling the election for May 7, 2022, for Council Districts 1 and 4 in accordance with the Charter of the City of Garland and the laws of the State of Texas.
 
12.   Garland Housing Finance Corporation Disbursement Agreement 

At the February 14, 2022 Work Session, Council considered accepting a $350,000 grant from the Garland Housing Finance Corporation (GHFC) to continue the GHFC Addressing Garland Partnership Program which benefits low-income, senior and veteran residents with property improvements and to authorize the City Manager to sign and execute a disbursement agreement for deployment of these funds. 
 
             
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.
 
 
13.   Consider a resolution of the City Council of the City of Garland, Texas adopting the Greenbelt Parkway Plan; and providing an effective date. 

Consider a resolution and final report of the Greenbelt Parkway Area Plan. The Council was briefed on the plan during the January 31, 2022 Work Session, and the Plan Commission was briefed during their February 21, 2022 meeting. Stakeholder outreach has been conducted through meetings and a public charrette, including with the property ownership, a potential developer, DART staff, and others in the area.
 
14. Hold public hearings on:
 
a.   Consider a Zoning request by Alan Hameed to allow automobile sales. This property is located at 3218 Forest Lane in District 6. 

Consideration of the application of Alan Hameed, requesting approval of 1) an amendment to Planned Development (PD) District 03-47 to allow Automobile Sales, New or Used by Specific Use Provision, and 2) a Specific Use Provision to allow Automobile Sales, New or Used. This property is located at 3218 Forest Lane.  (File Z 21-39, District 6)
 
b.   Consider a Detail Plan request by Alan Hameed to allow automobile sales. This property is located at 3218 Forest Lane in District 6. 

Consideration of the application of Alan Hameed, requesting approval of Detail Plan for Automobile Sales, New or Used. This property is located at 3218 Forest Lane. (File Z 21-39, District 6) 
 
c.   Consider a Zoning request by DEC to allow the construction of a restaurant. This property is located at 3900 Lavon Drive in District 1.

Consideration of the application of DEC, requesting approval of an amendment Planned Development (PD) District 19-18 for Community Retail Uses to allow the construction of a Restaurant. This property is located at 3900 Lavon Drive. (File Z 21-56, District 1) 
 
d.   Consider a Detail Plan request by DEC to allow the construction of a restaurant. This property is located at 3900 Lavon Drive in District 1.

Consideration of the application of DEC, requesting approval of a Detail Plan to allow the construction of a Restaurant. This property is located at 3900 Lavon Drive.  (File Z 21-56, District 1) 
 
e.   Consider a Zoning request by Kimley-Horn to construct 148 townhouse-style multi-family units. This property is located at 4401 Bunker Hill Road in District 1.

Consideration of the application of Kimley-Horn, requesting approval of an amendment to Planned Development (PD) District 15-40 for Multi-Family Use. This property is located at 4401 Bunker Hill Road.  (File Z 21-57, District 1)   
 
f.   Consider a Detail Plan request by Kimley-Horn to construct 148 townhouse-style multi-family units. This property is located at 4401 Bunker Hill Road in District 1.

Consideration of the application of Kimley-Horn, requesting approval of a Detail Plan for a Multi-Family development. This property is located at 4401 Bunker Hill Road.  (File Z 21-57, District 1) 
 
15. 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.
 
16. Adjourn.

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