City of Garland
Council Chambers, City Hall
William E. Dollar Municipal Building
200 North Fifth Street
Garland, Texas 
January 8, 2019
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.

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.



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. 

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.

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 December 8, 2018 Regular Meeting.
2. Consider approval of the following bids:
TMPA McCree to Centerville TxDOT Project - Steel Structures and Anchor Bolts    Bid No. 0063-19
Techline, Inc.  $1,031,159.00  
Optional Contingency 103, 115.90  
TOTAL: $1,134,274.90  

This request is for the purchase of two dead-end and two tangent transmission structures and anchor bolts needed for the relocation of a span of the TMPA McCree to Centerville 345kV Transmission Line.  Due to the complex nature of the project, an Optional Contingency is included for any additional materials that may be required. 
Certified Power Train Rebuild for Caterpillar Motor Grader   Bid No. 0325-19
Holt Cat $221,910.87  

This request is to provide a manufacturer-specific power train rebuild on a Caterpillar 160H motor grader, Unit 160-182, for Hinton Landfill.
Replacement Mowers for Parks Department    Bid No. 0329-19
Zimmerer Kubota & Equipment, Inc.  $168,801.50  

This request is for the purchase of five replacement Trimax Snake 320 roller mowers for the Parks Department. 
3.   Adopt by minute action the attached rules of order, which are inclusive of the financial and investment policies and statements required by state law. 

The City Charter provides that, at the first regular meeting of the Council in January of each year, the Council shall adopt its rules of order (a document that also contains the Council's written policies). Additionally, state law requires the governing body of all cities to adopt certain investment and financial policies on an annual basis. Because the financial and investment policies are contained in and a part of the Council's general rules of order, they are usually adopted at the same time as the Council adopts its general rules of order. 
4.   Consider a resolution of the City of Garland, Texas, endorsing certain legislative changes to Texas law proposed by the Texas Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America and providing an effective date. 

At the December 17, 2018 Work Session, Council considered approving a resolution supporting the Texas Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America 2019 Legislation "Slow Down to Get Around" (SDTGA). 

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.
5. Hold a public hearing on:
a.   Consider the application of MMA, Inc., requesting approval of 1) an amendment to Planned Development (PD) 84-73 District and 2) an amended Concept Plan on a property (a portion of Tract 13) in Planned Development (PD) 84-73 District for Neighborhood Office Uses.  This property is located at 4680 North Shiloh Road. (File No. Z 18-47, District 7)

BEING a 4.683-acre tract of land located in the Thomas Montgomery Survey, Abstract No. 962, in the City of Garland, Dallas County, Texas, being a portion of a called 35.11-acre tract of land as described in the Warranty Deed with Vendor’s Lien to William F. Callejo, Trustee, filed for record in Volume 67197, Page 1530, Deed Records, Dallas County, Texas (DRDCT). The applicant proposes a Concept Plan that divides the property into three (3) tracts and allows additional commercial land uses on the property.
6. 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.
7. Adjourn.

All Regular Council meetings are broadcast live on CGTV, Time Warner Cable Channel 16, and Frontier FIOS TV 44. Meetings are rebroadcast at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday-Sunday and at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Live streaming and on-demand videos of the meetings are also available online at Copies of the meetings can be purchased through the City Secretary’s Office – audio CD’s are $1 each and DVD’s are $3 each.