City of Garland
Council Chambers, City Hall
William E. Dollar Municipal Building
200 North Fifth Street
Garland, Texas 
April 16, 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 April 2, 2019 Regular Meeting.
2. Consider approval of the following bids:
Sanitary Sewer Line Rehabilitation    Bid No. 0700-19
Insituform Technologies, LLC $1,052,765.00  

This request is to provide trenchless rehabilitation of a 48-inch sanitary sewer line that has been in service for 48 years.
Engineering Services for Ben Davis Substation Autotransformer Replacement    Bid No. 0679-19
Black & Veatch $354,046.00  

This request is to provide professional engineering services for the replacement of Autotransformer No. 1 at the TMPA Ben Davis Substation.
Engineering Services for a Pedestrian Path from Forest/Jupiter DART Station to Marie Curie Boulevard   Bid No. 0738-19
Huitt-Zollars, Inc.  $179,923.00  

This request is to provide professional engineering services for a pedestrian path from Forest/Jupiter DART Station to Marie Curie Boulevard.
GP&L Right-of-Way Tree Trimming Services    Bid No. 0692-19
Nelson Tree Service $235,000.00  

This request is to obtain backup tree trimming services for GP&L transmission line rights-of-way.  This is a Term Agreement with four optional renewals.  
King Mountain/Roadrunner 345kV Transmission Line Tubular Poles   Bid No. 0578-19
Techline, Inc. $1,992,737.00  

This request is to purchase twenty-nine steel poles and anchor bolts to connect the Roadrunner Solar Farm into the new King Mountain Switch Station.
Dent Road to Shelby 138kV Transmission Line Materials    Bid No. 0558-19
Techline, Inc. $710,414.42  

This request is for the purchase of materials for construction of the Dent Road to Shelby 138kV Transmission Line.
Dent Road Switch Station Materials    Bid No. 0555-19
KBS Electrical Distributors, Inc.  $362,773.58  

This request is for the purchase of materials for construction of the Dent Road Switch Station.
Raised Pavement Marker Installation    Bid No. 0395-19
Road Master Striping, LLC $304,425.00  

This request is to install and maintain raised pavement markers for various types of lane markings throughout the city.  This is a Term Agreement with four optional renewals.
TMPA McCree to Centerville 345kV Transmission Line Relocation   Bid No. 0600-19
Primoris T&D Services, LLC $1,916,140.83  
Optional Contingency 191,614.00  
TOTAL: $2,107,754.83  

This request is to provide construction services for the relocation of three dead-end structures on the T20 McCree to Centerville 345kV transmission line.  Due to the complex nature of the project, an Optional Contingency is included for any additional construction services that may be required.
Concrete Finish Work    Bid No. 6008-16
Tri-Con Services, Inc. $2,000,000.00  

This request is to approve Change Order No. 2 to provide additional funding for replacement or repair of concrete paving and structures throughout the city.
Front-Loader Trucks   Bid No. 0748-19
East Texas Mack Sales, LLC $502,202.00  

This request is for the purchase of two additional front-loader trucks to be used by EWS in their daily operations.
3.   Consider a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an Interlocal Agreement with the North Texas Tollway Authority for the construction, use and maintenance of North Texas Tollway Authority property for a public trail; and providing an effective date.

At the April 15, 2019 Work Session, Council considered entering into an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) with the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) allowing the City to construct, own and maintain hike and bike trails crossing the NTTA right-of-way in three separate locations. 
4.   Consider a resolution approving and authorizing publication of Notice of Intention to Issue Certificates of Obligation

At the April 1, 2019 Work Session, Council considered authorizing the publication of a Notice of Intent to Issue Certificates of Obligation in an amount of approximately $30 million to fund a portion of the CIP and pay related issuance costs of approximately $150,000.
5.   Consider an ordinance amending Chapter 21, "Fire Prevention and Protection," of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Garland, Texas; providing for a Charity Care Policy for Emergency Ambulance Services provided by the Fire Department; providing a Savings Clause and a Severability Clause; and providing an effective date.

At the April 1, 2019 Work Session, Council considered amending the City of Garland Code of Ordinances, Chapter 21, Article II, Emergency Ambulance Service, Sec. 21.26, to include a Charity Care Policy.  
6.   Consider a resolution adopting and approving the amendment to the One Year Plan of Action for the 2019/2020 Community Development Block Grant, Home Investment Partnership and Emergency Solutions Grant Programs; and approving an effective date.

At the April 15, 2019 Work Session, Council considered approval of the 2019-2020 CDBG, HOME and ESG Programs.
7.   Consider a resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application to the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas for Law Enforcement Specific Homeland Security Project; and providing an effective date.

At the April 15, 2019 Work Session, Council considered approving a resolution authorizing the Office of Emergency Management to accept the State Homeland Security Grant funding. 
8.   Consider by minute action the purchase of four single family homes with HOME funding to meet the national objective of furthering affordable housing.

This request is for the acquisition of four new single family homes at 1425 Blanco Lane, 2121 McIntosh, 1934 Geary Drive , and 4938 Creekridge Lane using HOME infill federal grant funding. HOME funding may be utilized to further affordable housing within a community for low to moderate income qualified buyers in accordance with HUD's national objectives for HOME funding.

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.
9.   Hold a Public Hearing on, and consider adopting, a resolution regarding reconstruction of the Bass Pro/IH 30 Interchange

Council is requested to hold a public hearing on proposed Alternatives for the Bass Pro/IH30 Interchange and thereafter consider adopting a resolution regarding reconstruction of the  Interchange. 
10. Hold a public hearing on:
a.   Consider the application of Kirkman Engineering, requesting approval of a Change in Zoning from Community Retail (CR) District to Heavy Commercial (HC) District. This property is located at 722 West Centerville Road. (File No. Z 19-02, District 4) 

BEING a 1.29-acre tract of land on a portion of Lot 2, Block 1, Enterprises Shopping Center No. 3, an addition in the City of Garland, Dallas County, Texas, according to the plat recorded under Document Number 201600129707, Official Public Records, Dallas County, Texas. The applicant requests to rezone a developed site (an area of approximately 1.29 acres with a building and parking area) to Heavy Commercial (HC) District which would allow for more intense non-residential uses than currently allowed under Community Retail (CR) District.  
11. 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.
12. Adjourn.

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