City of Garland
Council Chambers, City Hall
William E. Dollar Municipal Building
200 North Fifth Street
Garland, Texas 
January 15, 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 January 8, 2019 Regular Meeting.
2. Consider approval of the following bids:
Steel Structures for Campbell Road Switch Station   Bid No. 0232-19
Techline, Inc. $351,058.00  
Optional Contingency 35,105.80  
TOTAL: $386,163.80  

This request is for the purchase of steel structures for the Campbell Road Switch Station CIP project.  The switch station will provide ONCOR Electric Delivery Company with a transmission power delivery point needed to serve load in its service territory, including the new Stream Data Center in Garland.  In order to meet summer outage requirements, ONCOR has requested a GP&L switch station completion date of mid-May 2019.  Due to the complex nature of the project, an Optional Contingency is included for any additional labor or equipment that may be required.
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.   Zoning File No. Z 18-47, MMA, Inc. (District 7)

Consider an ordinance amending the Garland Development Code of the City of Garland, Texas, by approving 1) an amendment to Planned Development (PD) 84-73 District and 2) an amended Concept Plan on a 4.683-acre tract of land zoned Planned Development (PD) 84-73 District for Neighborhood Office Uses and located at 4680 North 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; a Savings Clause, and a Severability Clause; and providing an effective date.
Zoning Ordinance Z 18-47 MMA, Inc.
4.   Consider a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute the Funding Committment for City matching funds to be included with the City’s application to receive federal funds through the 2019 Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program Call for Projects.

The City of Garland has an opportunity to receive federal funds through the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG).  The North South Bikeway which has been mostly implemented, needs an additional $1,000,000 to complete two bridges: one near Centerville Road and one near IH 30 that would link the trail to Mesquite.  Council has already authorized this funding, however these federal funds would replace this City funding and reduce the cost of the project to the City from $1,000,000 to $200,000.
5.   Consider a resolution of the City of Garland, Texas, authorizing the City Manager to execute Amendment No. 1 to the Project Specific Agreement with Dallas County for Shiloh Road from IH-635 to Kingsley Road.

The City received bids for the Shiloh Road project from IH-635 to Kingsley Road with the low bid of $23,658,910.00 being awarded.  Dallas County previously agreed to participation funds for the project through a Project Specific Agreement (PSA).  The bids came in higher than originally anticipated due to various scope changes to the contract necessary to properly construct the project.  In addition, the overall prices were higher due to the complex constructability of the project.  $2,947,788.00 are included in Water and Wastewater improvements which Dallas County does not participate.  This results in a total cost of $20,711,122.00 eligible for Dallas County participation funds.
6.   Consider a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute the Development Agreement with Creek Valley Lot Venture, Ltd. for Creek Valley No. 2, Ph. 1 Subdivision.

On September 7, 2017, the City Council passed Ordinance No.6930, approving a Planned Development District for single-family detached uses with alley waiver on an 11.726 acre tract of land, generally located at the northerly intersection of Centerville Road and Country Club Road.  This development is defined by 44 residential lots and 4 common area lots, three proposed internal public streets, and green/open-space with pedestrian amenities.

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.
7.   Presentation of Proposed 2019 Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

The City Manager will formally present the 2019 Proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for the City Council's review and deliberation.
8.   Hold a public hearing on the proposed 2019 Bond Program

Hold a public hearing to obtain comments on the proposed 2019 Bond Program.
9. 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 Lori Barnett Dodson
  • Don Koerner - Parks and Recreation Board
10. 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.

Council will move into Executive Session
The City Council will convene in executive session pursuant to Sec. 551.074,  to consider personnel matters involving the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a public officer or employee or to hear a complaint against an officer or employee involving the
             Annual review of Robert J. Beasley, Chief Judge, Garland Municipal
             Annual review of Sonja H. Galbraith, Judge, Garland Municipal Court
             Annual review of Jedson Johnson, City Auditor
             Annual review of Brad Neighbor, City Attorney
             Annual review of Bryan Bradford, City Manager
Discussion of council appointees (City Manager, City Attorney, City Auditor, Municipal Court Judges)
11. Adjourn.

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