City of Garland
Council Chambers, City Hall
William E. Dollar Municipal Building
200 North Fifth Street
Garland, Texas 
June 5, 2018
7:00 p.m.

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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.


Strategic Focus Areas
In November 2017, Council adopted ten Key Focus Areas reflecting the attributes they want to accurately describe the Garland community.

  • Growing Economic Base
  • Commercially Thriving Downtown
  • Well-Maintained City Infrastructure
  • Enhanced Quality of Life Through Amenities, Arts, and Events
  • Safe Community
  • Vibrant Neighborhoods and Commercial Centers
  • Reliable, Cost Efficient Utility Services
  • Customer-Focused City Services
  • Sound Governance and Finances
  • Future-Focused City Organization

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 May 15, 2018 Regular Meeting.
2. Consider approval of the following bids:
GP&L Underground Cable Replacement    Bid No. 0551-18
Infratech Corporation $706,744.74  
Optional Contingency  57,700.00  
TOTAL:  $764,444.74  

This request is for the replacement of four underground cable loops in support of GP&L's system-wide Underground Cable Replacement Program.  Due to the complex nature of the project, an Optional Contingency is included for any additional work that may be required.
East Oates Road Paving, Drainage, and Water Improvements   Bid No. 0351-18
Tri-Con Services, Inc.  $2,317,816.20  

This request is to replace existing East Oates Road from Broadway Boulevard to Rosehill Road.  
GP&L Apollo Transmission Line Reconstruction Materials    Bid No. 0581-18
Techline, Inc. $931,582.65  
Optional Contingency 92,927.18  
TOTAL:  $1,024,509.83  

This request is for the purchase of 11 steel poles and related materials for the reconstruction of transmission lines associated with the Apollo Substation.  Due to the complex nature of the project, an Optional Contingency is included for any additional materials that may be required.
Various Light Duty Trucks   Bid No. 0732-18
Reliable Chevrolet $131,216.00  

This request is to purchase five light duty trucks to be used by various City departments in their daily operations.
Various Heavy Duty Trucks for EWS and GP&L   Bid No. 0738-18
Freightliner of Austin $776,520.00  

This request is to purchase two knuckle boom trucks, two brush tractor trucks, and one can carrier truck for Environmental Waste Services (EWS), as well as one bucket truck for GP&L.
Front-Loader Truck Cab and Chassis for EWS    Bid No. 0739-18
Chastang Enterprises, Inc. $339,680.00  

This request is to purchase two front-loader truck cab and chassis to be used by Environmental Waste Services in their daily operations.
Side-Loader Truck Cab and Chassis for EWS   Bid No. 0740-18
Bond Equipment Company, Inc. $865,700.00  

This request is to purchase five side-loader cab and chassis to be used by Environmental Waste Services in their daily operations.
Side-Loader and Front-Loader Truck Bodies for EWS   Bid No. 0741-18
Heil of Texas $989,850.00  

This request is to purchase seven refuse truck bodies to be used by Environmental Waste Services in their daily operations. 
Compactor for Landfill    Bid No. 0744-18
Holt Caterpillar, Inc.  $914,436.00  

This request is to purchase one Caterpillar compactor to be used by the Landfill in their daily operations. 
Fueling Site Upgrades for Forest Lane and Gasoline Alley Locations    Bid No. 0749-18
Syntech Systems, Inc.  $282,539.80  

This request is to upgrade the City's outdated fuel-dispensing equipment at the Forest Lane and Gasoline Alley fueling sites. 
GP&L Water Treatment Equipment Rental    Bid No. 0620-18
Evoqua Water Technologies $200,000.00  

This request is to provide for the rental of dsionized (DI) tanks and water trailers for the Olinger and Spencer Plants on an as-needed basis.  
GP&L Wylie to Firewheel Transmission Line Construction Materials    Bid No. 0611-18
Techline, Inc.  $1,893,966.74  
Optional Contingency 227,103.00  
TOTAL: $2,121,069.74  

This request is for the purchase of transmission line construction materials for Phase II of the Wylie to Firewheel 138kV Transmission Line project.  Due to the complex nature of the project, an Optional Contingency is included for any additional materials that may be required.
2018 Alley Reconstruction - Phase I    Bid No. 0174-18
Grantham and Associates, Inc.  $29,295.00  

This request is to provide additional engineering and surveying services for Phase I of the 2018 Alley Reconstruction, which included seven alleys.  
Telephone System Upgrade   Bid No. 0760-18
Black Box Network Services $182,517.65  

This request is to upgrade the City's Nortel CS1000 Telephone System with the Avaya Communications Manager System.  
Valley Mills Drive Reconstruction and Water Improvements    Bid No. 0661-18
Tri-Con Services, Inc.  $1,234,000.00  

This request is to reconstruct Valley Mills Drive from La Prada Drive to Grinnell Drive and to replace the existing water line between La Prada Drive and Stroud Lane. 
Parks and Recreation Master Plan    Bid No. 0002-18
Brandstetter Carroll, Inc.  $174,000.00  

This request is to establish a framework for future design and development of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts and Special Events within the City.
3.   Council is requested to approve by minute action, an Escrow Agreement with F.E. Concepts, L.L.C.

At the May 14, 2018 Work Session, Council considered an Agreement with F.E. Concepts, L.L.C. (F E Concepts) to place in escrow their proportional share for the future improvement of Holford Road.  
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.

Council is requested to accept the offer and sell the property to Mr. Garcia.  This property has been held by the City of Garland since 2015 and pursuant to Section 34.05 of the Texas Property Tax Code, it may be resold to a private entity with approval of the governing body. 
5.   Consider an ordinance authorizing the issuance of "City of Garland, Texas, Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2018;" providing for the payment of said certificates of obligation by the levy of an ad valorem tax upon all taxable property within the City and a limited pledge of the net revenues derived from the operation of the City's Water and Sewer System; providing the terms and conditions of such certificates of obligation and resolving other matters incident and relating to the issuance, payment, security, sale and delivery of said certificates of obligation, including the approval and execution of a Paying Agent/Registrar Agreement and a Purchase Agreement, and the approval and distribution of a Preliminary Official Statement and an Official Statement pertaining thereto; and providing an effective date. 

At the April 2, 2018 Work Session, Council considered authorizing the sale of Certificates of Obligation in an amount of approximately $33.8 million to fund a portion of the 2018 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and pay related issuance costs of approximately $150,000.00.

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 by minute action the appointment of a City of Garland representative to the North Texas Municipal Water District Board of Directors. 

At the June 4, 2018 Work Session, Council interviewed the candidate interested in being appointed as the City of Garland's representative to the North Texas Municipal Water District Board of Directors for a two-year term beginning June 1, 2018.  
7. Hold public hearings on:
a.   Consider the application of Masterplan Consultants, requesting approval of 1) a Change of Zoning from Agricultural (AG) District to Planned Development (PD) District for Multi-Family Uses and 2) a Detail Plan for Multi-Family Uses.  The property is located at 4701 Bunker Hill Road.  (File No. Z 17-43, District 1) (This item was postponed from the May 1, 2018 Regular City Council meeting.)

BEING an approximate 19.63-acre tract of land situated in the Daniel Crist Survey, Abstract No. 226, Dallas County, Texas, and being property described as two tracts of land in deed to Norberto Guillen as recorded in Volume 2002058 at Page 7057 of the official public records of Dallas County, Texas.  Approval of the request would allow a Planned Development (PD) District and Detail Plan for an approximately 291-unit multi-family development. 
b.   Consider the application of Overland Property Group, LLC, requesting approval of a Change of Zoning from Planned Development (PD) District 14-11 for Single-Family (SF-10) Use to Multi-Family (MF) District. This site is located at 2017 Bunk House Road, and more specifically it is located approximately 650 feet east of East Centerville Road on the south side of East Miller Road.  (File No. Z 18-14, District 3) (The applicant requests postponement to the July 17, 2018 Regular City Council meeting.) 

BEING an approximate 8.14-acre tract of land and being Lot 1R1, Block 1, Chiesa Ranch Addition Second Replat, an addition to the City of Garland, Dallas County, Texas, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Clerk's File No. 201400245997, Plat Records, Dallas County, Texas. The applicant requests approval of a Change in Zoning to allow for a multi-family development.  
8. 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.
9. Adjourn.

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