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City of Garland
Council Chambers, City Hall
William E. Dollar Municipal Building
200 North Fifth Street
Garland, Texas 
December 18, 2018
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 December 4, 2018 Regular Meeting.
2.   Consider approval of the following bids:
Rowlett Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent Filter Rehabilitation Project   Bid No. 0208-19
Perkins Engineering Consultants, Inc.  $660,776.00  
Optional Contingency 78,300.00  
TOTAL: $739,076.00  

This request is to provide Professional Engineering Services for the rehabilitation of the effluent filters at the Rowlett Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Due to the complex nature of the project, an Optional Contingency is included for any additional work that may be required.
Rowlett Creek and Duck Creek Interceptor Pipelines Condition Assessments    Bid No. 0221-19
Pipeline Analysis, LLC $271,812.00  

This request is to provide Professional Services needed to evaluate 26,917 feet of the Rowlett Creek and 8,116 feet of the Duck Creek interceptor pipelines ranging in size from 18 to 48 inches in diameter and from 39 to 56 years old. 
Concrete Repair Materials Testing    Bid No. 0834-18
Terracon Consultants, Inc.  $15,029.00  

This request is to approve Change Order #1 for Terracon Consultants, Inc., to provide additional concrete materials testing services.
TMPA Jack Creek to Twin Oak Transmission Line Tower Modification    Bid No. 0242-19
Black & Veatch  $155,052.00  

This request is to provide Professional Engineering Services for the mitigation of an eroded tower leg on the Jack Creek to Twin Oak Transmission Line structure.
Change Order No. 1 - 2017 Alley Replacement Project - Phase 2B   Bid No. 0718-18
KIK Underground, LLC $134,332.50  

This request is to approve Change Order #1 for KIK Underground, LLC, to provide additional concrete pavement replacement.
3.   Consider by minute action the property acquistion: 418 Allen Street; 417 E Avenue B; and 425, 429 and 433 Thomas Street from Sergio Castillo.

 At the December 3, 2018 Work Session Council considered the purchase of five properties from Mr. Sergio Castillo located in the Cooper Addition subdivision in the amount of $112,000. 
4.   Approve by minute action amending the current development agreement with True Velocity, LLC.

Council is requested to consider amending the current economic development incentive agreement with True Velocity, LLC. 
5.   Consider a resolution approving and funding the 2018-2019 Cycle 1 Neighborhood Vitality Matching Grant Projects.

Council is requested to consider a resolution approving and funding the 2018-2019 Cycle 1 Neighborhood Vitality Matching Grant Projects.  
6.   Consider an ordinance approving an Extension of a Direct-Pay Letter of Credit relating to the "City of Garland, Texas, General Obligation Commercial Paper Notes, Series 2015;" and resolving other matters incident and related thereto.

At the December 3, 2018 Work Session, Council considered extending the General Obligation Commercial Paper Program beyond the current expiration date to lock in favorable pricing. The existing General Obligation Commercial Paper Program has a capacity of $50 million and is set to terminate in March of 2019. The Liquidity facility is provided by Citibank and the City pays a .31% liquidity facility fee to Citibank.  Citibank has agreed to extend the existing agreement, including pricing and capacity, to March 29, 2021. 
7.   Appointment to the Animal Services Advisory Committee

Council is requested to appoint Rudy Phillips to the Animal Services Advisory Committee in the position designated for a public health official. 

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.
8.   Hold a public hearing regarding changes to the water and wastewater rate methodology for apartments which imposes a per unit charge

Hold a public hearing to obtain comments on the Water and Wastewater Rate Ordinance. 
9.   Consider whether to amend the water and wastewater rates for apartments scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2019

Amend the water and wastewater rates for apartments scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2019.  This item will allow Council to delay, and/or amend the 2018-2019 water and wastewater rates for apartments should the Council so desire. 
10.   Hold public hearings on:
a.   Consider the application of the City of Garland, requesting approval of a variance to Chapter 2, Article 5, Section 2.55(A) of the Garland Development Code regarding the distance to a church, public school, or public hospital from an establishment that sells or serves alcoholic beverages. The property is located at 4999 Naaman Forest Boulevard. (File No. BW 18-03, District 1)

BEING approximately 35.136 acres situated in the Onofre Alvarado Survey, Abstract 2, City of Garland, Dallas County, Texas and being all of Lot 1, Block 1 of Special Events Center, according to the plat thereof recorded in Volume 2004098, Page 99 of the Official Public Records of Dallas County Texas.  A variance is requested to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages within the required distance of 300 feet to a school from an establishment that serves alcoholic beverages. Approval of the request would allow alcoholic beverages to be served on site at the Curtis Culwell Center during non-school events.
b.   Consider the application of Eco-Site, LLC, requesting approval of a Specific Use Provision for a Commercial Antenna on a property zoned Community Retail (CR) District. The property is located at 1921 North Plano Road.  (File No. Z 18-39, District 6) (The applicant requests postponement to the February 5, 2019 Regular City Council meeting.)

BEING an approximate 0.0385-acre tract of land, lying in and being a part of Lot 1, Block 1, Forest Ridge No. 5 Addition, in the City of Garland, Dallas County, Texas, and being a portion of the lands owned by JJJ & K Corporation, as recorded in Instrument Number 200600349799, Dallas County.  Approval of the request would allow the applicant to build an 80-foot tall telecommunication tower with antennae and equipment enclosed in a clock tower design. The applicant also proposes to include a 10-foot tall lightning rod on top of the enclosed telecommunication tower.
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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