City of Garland


Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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.

NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 emergency and, pursuant to Section 551.125 of the Texas Government Code and the executive orders of Governor Greg Abbott suspending provisions of the Texas Government Code and other applicable laws of the State regarding normal open meetings, the City Council will hold this meeting by internet/telephonic remote means.

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The Meeting ID is: 979 2537 2014

For participants (online and by phone) who wish to speak on an item on the agenda, you must use the "raise hand" feature in order to be recognized.  Similarly, if you wish to provide a comment at the end of the agenda during the open public comments portion of the meeting, you must use the "raise hand" feature.

You are invited to offer a comment or make a statement on any item on the agenda as that item is called.  Your comments must relate to an item on this agenda - non-germane comments are not in order.  Time limits will be imposed by the Mayor as appropriate to the nature of the agenda item.  Generally, public speakers are given three minutes.  Due to legal restrictions, the City Council is not able to answer questions during the public comments portion of the agenda. 

If the City Council adjourns into Executive Session during this meeting, the Executive Session will be conducted by teleconference between and among the members of the City Council and relevant City staff.  Public access to that call is prohibited by State law.  




1. Decisions based on issues, goals and vision. 9. Follow goals, principles and action agenda.
2. Do not take things personal. 10. Decide, vote and move on.
3. Project a positive attitude. 11. Avoid ambushes - Council or staff.
4. Focus on issues, not on the person. 12. Talk to staff before meetings.
5. Be prepared to discuss issues. 13. Vote our convictions, but be willing to compromise "What is best for Garland."
6. Maintain decorum. 14. Follow Roberts Rules of Order consistently. 
7. Keep your sense of humor. 15. Agree to disagree.
8. Honor and respect each other; accept each other as individuals. 16. Be open and honest. 

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 September 15, 2020 Regular Meeting.
2. Consider approval of the following bids:
Williams Estates Wastewater Main Replacement   Bid No. 1111-20
Aushill Construction, LLC $1,133,879.21  
Optional Contingency 113,387.92  
TOTAL: $1,247,267.13  

This request is to provide approximately 1.1 miles of wastewater main replacements in Williams Estates.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional work that may be required.
GP&L Centerville 1 Overhead to Underground Line Relocation   Bid No. 1134-20
Primoris T&D Services, LLC $721,454.10  
Optional Contingency 57,200.00  
TOTAL: $778,654.10  

This request is to provide construction services to relocate the Centerville 1 overhead feeder from Duck Creek to underground service at the front of the property line.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional work that may be required.
Liquefied Suspended Cement Slurry   Bid No. 1150-20
Martin Marietta $308,490.00  

This request is to provide Concrete Super Slurry for the Street Department to strengthen the crushed concrete base material used on street reconstruction projects.  This approval is for a Term Agreement with four optional renewals.
EMS Supplies and Medications   Bid No. 1347-20
Bound Tree Medical, LLC $369,872.44  

This request is for the purchase of EMS Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies for the Garland Fire Department.  This approval is for a one-year Term Agreement. 
Belt Press Rental for Duck Creek & Rowlett Creek Wastewater Treatment Plants    Bid No. 1228-20
Aspen Rentals, Inc. $120,050.00  

This request is to rent two belt presses to process biosolids at Duck Creek and Rowlett Creek Wastewater Treatment Plants.
Sanitary Sewer Mainline Rehabilitation   Bid No. 1390-20
Insituform Technologies, LLC $1,430,352.50  
Optional Contingency 69,647.50  
TOTAL: $1,500,000.00  

This request is to provide sanitary sewer pipe lining and pipe bursting services for the following locations:  south of Guthrie Road and west of Ablon Drive, Belt Line Road to North Garland Avenue east of Wagon Wheel, North Garland Road to Apollo Drive west of Woodland Park, Matador to Doss Drive, Holm to Royal Drive and Glynn to Curtis Drive.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional work that may be required.
Security Fence Replacement for Rowlett Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant   Bid No. 1180-20
Triple-C Fence, LLC $158,578.10  
Optional Contingency 20,000.00  
TOTAL: $178,578.10  

This request is to provide labor and equipment to replace approximately 3,708 feet of security fencing and gates surrounding the Rowlett Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional work that may be required.
Engineering Services for Miller Road and Nash Street Water and Wastewater Improvements   Bid No. 0469-17
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.  $16,000.00  

This request is to provide additional Engineering Services for the Miller Road and Nash Street Water and Wastewater Improvements project to include the design of a left-turn lane at the Walmart Neighborhood Market.
GP&L & TMPA Transmission and Substation Maintenance and Repair Services   Bid No. 1225-20
Primoris T&D Services, LLC $750,000.00  

This request is to provide as-needed maintenance and repair of GP&L and TMPA transmission lines and substation infrastructure.  This approval is for a Term Agreement with four optional renewals. 
Engineering Services for King Mountain to Queen BESS 345 kV Transmission Line   Bid No. 1418-20
Burns & McDonnell $483,100.00  

This request is to obtain engineering services to support the transmission line design of a new single circuit, 345 kV transmission line in Upton County, Texas.
Wallace Pump Station Generator Upgrade   Bid No. 1123-20
C.F. McDonald Electric, Inc.  $4,129,469.00  
Optional Contingency 412,946.90  
TOTAL: $4,542,415.90  

This request is to provide upgrades to the Wallace Pump Station generator and ancillary equipment which includes: Installation of a new 2400V, 2000 kW Tier IV generator and paralleling switchgear including a 2400V medium voltage switch, construction of new generator, storage building and transformer pad structures including structural and architectural modifications at the switchgear room, furnish and install programming for SCADA interface cabinet as well as modifications to existing SCADA system located at Apollo Control Center, furnish and install all materials for the Pump Station HVAC work, field inspection and start-up services including factory and site acceptance testing and training.  An Optional Contingency is included for any additional work that may be required.
2019 Miscellaneous Concrete Repair Project    Bid No. 0313-20
NPL Construction Company $285,160.00  

This request is to provide additional quantities of concrete removal and replacement for streets and alleys in various locations of the city.
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 20-23, Rene Mandujano (District 2)

Consider an ordinance amending the Garland Development Code of the City of Garland, Texas, by approving a Specific Use Provision for a Tattooing/Body Piercing Establishment on a property zoned Downtown (DT) District (Historic Downtown Sub-District) and located at 532 Main Street, Suite B; 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.
4.   Consider a resolution approving a schedule for meetings of the City Council to be held in Calendar Year 2021; and providing an effective date. 

At the October 12, 2020 Work Session, Council  considered  the meeting dates for the 2021 calendar year.
5.   Consider a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an Interlocal Agreement with the Garland Independent School District regarding the use of certain facilities during emergencies; and providing an effective date.

At the October 12, 2020 Work Session, Council considered approving a resolution allowing the City Manager to execute an updated Interlocal Agreement with GISD allowing the City of Garland to utilize any of the district's facilities as a Point of Dispensing site for medications or commodities in mass quantity to the public, which may be necessary in disaster response or recovery efforts.

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.   Resolution for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Grant - Watson Park

Council is requested to consider adoption of a funding resolution and authorization to submit a grant application for the Local Park Grant Program from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in order to improve Watson Park. 
7. Hold public hearing(s) on:
a.   Consider Approval of QuikTrip Travel Center in District 3 at 524 East Interstate Highway 30.

QuikTrip Corporation and Glenn Engineering Corporation, requesting approval of 1) a Change of Zoning from Community Retail (CR) District to a Planned Development (PD) District to allow a Travel Center Use; 2) a Detail Plan for a Travel Center Use and Fuel Pumps, Retail Use and; 3) a Specific Use Provision for a Fuel Pumps, Retail Use.  This application was submitted prior to September 1, 2019.  (File No. Z 19-22, District 3)
b.   Consider a request by U-Haul to build a 42,580 square-foot Bus/Truck Repair shop at 2700-2816 McCree Road in District 5.

Application of Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., requesting approval of 1) a Change in Zoning from Planned Development (PD) District 93-11 to a Planned Development (PD) District for Industrial (IN) Uses; and 2) a Detail Plan for a Truck/Bus Repair Use. This application was submitted prior to September 1, 2019.  (File No. Z 19-27, District 5) (This case was postponed from the September 15, 2020 Regular City Council meeting.)
8. 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.
  Council Member Deborah Morris
  • Herman Puckett - Board of Adjustment
  • Kymberlaine Banks - Community Multicultural Commission
  • Jocelyne Garcia - Cultural Arts Commission
  • John Ball - Environmental and Community Advisory Board
  • Michael Degen - Library Board
  • Jonathan Ferguson - Parks and Recreation Board
  • Julius Jenkins - Plan Commission
  • John Spencer - Property Standards Board
  • Manuel Ojeda - Senior Citizens Advisory Board
  • Daniel Montenegro - Tax Increment Finance District - Downtown
  • Bob Duckworth - Tax Increment Finance #3 - Medical District
  • Darryl Quigley - Tax Increment Finance - South
  • Dwight Nichols - Unified Building Standards Commission
  Mayor Pro Tem Robert Vera
  • Mindy Le - Community Multicultural Commission
9. 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.
10. Adjourn.

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