City of Garland
Council Chambers, City Hall
William E. Dollar Municipal Building
200 North Fifth Street
Garland, Texas 
November 7, 2017
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.


(Adopted by Resolution No. 9402 on December 20, 2005)


  • Sustainable quality development and redevelopment
  • Financially stable government with tax base that supports community needs
  • Defends rightful powers of municipalities
  • Fully informed and engaged citizenry
  • Consistent delivery of reliable City services
  • Safe, family-friendly neighborhoods
  • Embrace diversity

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 October 17, 2017 Regular Meeting.
2. Consider approval of the following bids:
Substation Air Break & Disconnect Switches   Bid No. 1192-17
Hubbell Power Systems $400,000.00  

This request is to provide Air Break and Disconnect Switches to be used in GP&L Substations. This is a Term Agreement with four optional renewals.
Taser Batteries and Cartridges   Bid No. 0030-18
Axon Enterprise $120,924.92  

This request is to provide replacement batteries and cartridges for Police Department issued Tasers. The Officers are required to certify annually on their Tasers, requiring additional batteries and cartridges. This request is for a five year agreement. Funding was approved in the 2017-18 Operating Budget.
Software Maintenance and Support for GP&L Computer Systems   Bid No. 0068-18
SHI Government Solutions $182,929.88  

This request is to provide software maintenance and support for Microsoft EA as well as various backup, anti-virus, and security applications. This agreement will also support data replications, monitoring/reporting applications, and mail archiving applications on GP&L's computer network. This is a Term Agreement with four optional renewals.
Refurbish Apollo Pump Station Pumping Units   Bid No. 0992-17
Smith Pump Company $384,320.00  

This request is to upgrade and refurbish Apollo Pump Station Pumping Units 2 and 6. The pumping units have incurred substantial impeller, bowl, shaft, and electric motor wear. In order to maintain necessary water system operational reliability, these pumping units require complete refurbishment and efficiency upgrades.
Water Main Replacement   Bid No. 1182-17
Tri-Con Services $624,000.00  
Optional Contingency 62,400.00  
TOTAL: $686,400.00  

This request is to provide water line improvements for Arcady Drive from Linda to Celeste Drive, Cranford Drive from Lamesa to Saturn Road, and Chicosa Trail from Iroquois Drive to Wynn Joyce Road. Due to the complex nature of the project, an Optional Contingency is included for any additional work that may be required.
TMPA Transmission Line Tree-Trimming Services   Bid No. 1022-17
Nelson Tree Service $323,480.00  
Optional Contingency 32,348.00  
TOTAL: $355,828.00  

This request is to provide tree-trimming services for various Texas Municipal Power Agency (TMPA) transmission lines. This is a TMPA expense that will be reimbursed to GP&L at 100%. Due to the complex nature of the project, an Optional Contingency is included for any additional work that may be required.
3.   Consider a Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a Deed Without Warranty that abandons the 10-foot Utility Easement to the current property owner, FWLB Garland LP; and providing an effective date.

Council is requested to consider a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a Deed Without Warranty that abandons the 10-foot Utility Easement to the current property owner, FWLB Garland LP.
4.   Consider by minute action approving the 2017-2018 GCACI's budget, the subgrant recipients, and authorize the City Manager to execute the "Hotel Occupancy Tax Program Management Agreement".

At the November 6, 2017 Work Session, Council was requested to consider approval of the 2017-2018 budget of the Garland Cultural Arts Commission Inc. (GCACI), and authorize the City Manager to execute the Hotel Occupancy Tax Program Management Agreement between the City of Garland and the GCACI.
5.   Consider amending Section 4.78 of the Garland Development Code

Council is requested to consider amending Section 4.78 of the Garland Development Code to reinstate certain development standards on signs in the vicinity of President George Bush Turnpike.
6. 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.
  Z 17-18 Dunaway Associates, LP (District 6)

Consider an ordinance amending the Garland Development Code of the City of Garland, Texas, by approving 1) an amendment to Planned Development (PD) District 95-34; 2) an amended Concept Plan; and 3) a Detail Plan for a Grocery/Supermarket (>5,000sf) on a 10.218 acre tract of land zoned Planned Development (PD) District 95-34 for Community Retail (CR) District uses and located at 3318 West Buckingham 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 Savings Clause and a Severability Clause; and providing an effective date.


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. 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 Douglas Athas
  • Wayne Dalton - Planning and Zoning Commission
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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