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[1. CALL TO ORDER]

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>> SPEAKER: I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND READ THE INTRODUCTION INTO THE RECORD.

WE DO HAVE A QUORUM AND IT WILL TAKE ME A MINUTE TO DO THIS. BY THEN WE SHOULD HAVE THE REST OF THE PEOPLE. GOOD EVENING EVERYONE IT IS TUESDAY DECEMBER 1, 2020.

IT IS 7:39 PM. AS AUTHORIZED BY SECTION 551 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE THIS MEETING MAYBE CONVENED AT CLOSE EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE MEETING.

(READING) DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY AND TO CONFORM WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS THE CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD VIA TELECONFERENCING. THE PUBLIC AND REVIEW THESE ON THE WEBSITE. YOU CAN ALSO LISTEN TO THE MEETING LIVE BY CALLING.

(READING) WE ARE GOING TO START OUR EVENING OFF, I ASSUME WE ARE OKAY TO START.

>> SPEAKER: YES, MA'AM,. >> SPEAKER: DO TO HAVE ALL OF OUR COUNSEL?

WE ARE MISSING PAM. PASTOR, YOUR VIDEO IS OFF. >> SPEAKER: I KNOW.

I'M TRYING TO GET IT ON. >> SPEAKER: THERE YOU ARE. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE ARE SO HAPPY TO HAVE WITH US PASTOR THOMAS OR UBC WITH REDEEMED CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD AMAZING GRACE PARISH. THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US TONIGHT PASTOR.

AND FOR PROVIDING OUR INVOCATION. COUNSEL, IF YOU WOULD PLEASE

JOIN US IN THE INVOCATION AT THIS TIME. >> SPEAKER: LET US PRAY.

OUR DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER THANK YOU FOR THIS DAY. WE THANK YOU FOR THE LIFE OF OUR COUNSEL MEN AND WOMEN, LED BY OUR MAYOR, WHERE TAMMY. WE GIVE GLORY ON ALL THAT YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH. THANK YOU FOR THE WAY THE AFFAIRS OF THIS CITY HAVE BEEN PROTECTED UNDER THEIR LEADERSHIP. WE THANK YOU FOR THE LIFE OF THE CITY MANAGER. WE THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT AND WE THANK YOU FOR OUR SITTING JUDGE. THE HEAD OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ON EVERY RESIDENT OF THE CITY OF ROWLETT. WE THANK YOU BECAUSE IN THIS PERIOD YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING OVER OUR LIVES. WE HAVE NO BEYOND CONTROL.

LORD, WE THANK YOU. THANK YOU BECAUSE THE MILLION OF OUR COUNSEL LEADERS HAS NOT HAD (INDISCERNIBLE) YOU HAVE BEEN LEADING THE AFFAIRS AND GUIDING IN YOUR WISDOM.

WE GIVE YOU THANKS, LORD. WE COMMIT ESPECIALLY AGAIN INTO YOUR ABLE HANDS YOU ARE THE HOLY ONE THAT CAN KEEP THEM FROM FALLING. YOU ENCOURAGE US IN YOUR WORK AND (INDISCERNIBLE) WE SHOULD PRAY FOR KINGS AND PRAY FOR OUR LEADERS THAT WE MAY LEAD IN PEACEABLE LIFE. FATHER, WE PRAY FOR ALL OF OUR LEADERS.

LORD, GIVE THEM GUIDANCE, GIVE THEM WISDOM, PROTECT THEM. LESS YOUR FACE SHINE UPON THIS.

WE PRAY THAT YOU KEEP THE CITY OF ROWLETT FREE FROM EVERY NATURAL DISASTER, EARTHQUAKE, TORNADOES, STORM, BUT WE DON'T WANT JUSTICE IN OUR CITY. KEEP US SAFE FROM EVERY NATURAL DISASTER. LOVE GOD ALMIGHTY AT THIS SPECIAL PERIOD, THE WORLD IS GOING THROUGH A COVID-19 CRISIS. WE PRAY THAT LORD YOU WILL SHELTER OVER THIS AREA IN THE NAME OF JESUS. THAT WE MAY GO ABOUT OUR DAILY BUSINESS IN A NORMAL WAY.

O-INTERJECTION LORD, WE THANK YOU. WISDOM COMES FROM YOU LORD, WE PRAY OVER THE AFFAIRS OF TONIGHT THAT YOUR WISDOM WILL FLOW INTO OUR LEADERS IN THE NAME OF JESUS. GOD, LET THEM THE VISION OF TONIGHT AND LET IT GO PEACEFULLY. LET THE FREE FLOW OF IDEAS AND COMMUNICATION BE SMOOTH.

THE RESOLUTION BE WITH WHAT WILL MOVE US FORWARD. THANK YOU FOR WE PRAY IN OUR DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER IN JESUS NAME WE PRAY. AMEN.

>> SPEAKER: AMEN. THANK YOU SO MUCH, PASTOR FOR BEING WITH US TONIGHT.

>> SPEAKER: THANK YOU, MA'AM,. >> SPEAKER: THE FIRST ITEM THAT WE WILL BE CONSIDERING IS ITEM

[5A. Presentation of video of newly elected Councilmembers’ oaths of office.]

FIVE A WITCH IS A PRESENTATION OF THE VIDEO OF NEWLY ELECTED COUNCILMEMBERS OATH OF OFFICE.

THIS IS SOMETHING WE ALWAYS HISTORICALLY HAVE DONE IN PERSON AND IS A VERY IMPORTANT EVENT AND AN EVENT THAT OUR COUNCILMEMBERS CAN ENJOY WITH THEIR FAMILIES.

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WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE WERE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO DO THAT THIS YEAR.

SO WE HAD EACH INDIVIDUAL DO THEIR OATH OF OFFICE SEPARATELY AND WE ARE GOING TO SEE THAT

VIDEO. (VIDEO PLAYING) >> SPEAKER: PLEASE RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND. REPEAT AFTER ME. I BLAKE MARGOLIS.

>> SPEAKER: BLAKE MARGOLIS. >> SPEAKER: SOLEMNLY SWEAR OR CONFIRM THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY EXECUTE THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE OF CITY COUNCILMEMBER, PLACE ONE FOR THE CITY OF ROWLETT TEXAS AND WILL TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY PRESERVE, PROTECT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND OF THIS STATE SO HELP ME GOD. WELL DONE.

(MUSIC PLAYING) >> SPEAKER: REPEAT AFTER ME. I PAMELA BELL DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR OR AFFIRM THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY EXECUTE THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE OF CITY COUNCILMEMBER PLACED FIVE FOR THE CITY OF ROWLETT, OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, AND WILL TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY PRESERVE, PROTECT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES, AND OF THIS

STATE, SO HELP ME GOD. WELL DONE. >> SPEAKER: THANK YOU.

>> SPEAKER: WE DON'T HAVE A VIDEO OF MATT? >> SPEAKER: A TO DO HIS IN

PERSON AND WE TOOK PICTURES INSTEAD. >> SPEAKER: OKAY.

>> SPEAKER: WE COULDN'T MAKE ALL OF THE TIMES WORK. >> SPEAKER: OKAY.

GOT IT. >> SPEAKER: BUT I DID GET SWORN IN.

>> SPEAKER: YOU ARE LEGAL? >> SPEAKER: I AM LEGAL. >> SPEAKER: I ALWAYS LOVE IT WHEN JUDGE LISTON DOES THOSE SWEARING IN. THANK YOU, CONGRATULATIONS TO THE THREE OF YOU. ANOTHER THREE YEARS. IT WILL GO BY JUST LIKE THAT.

WILL COME OF THIS YEAR BEEN SLOW. IT KIND OF DRAG ON.

ANYTHING ANYBODY WANT TO SAY? >> SPEAKER: I SAY SOMETHING. >> SPEAKER: CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE. IS THIS THE UPDATE OR SPECIAL INTEREST AT THIS TIME, MAYOR?

>> SPEAKER: I WILL READ THAT INTO THE RECORD NEXT. >> SPEAKER: OKAY.

I HAVE SOMETHING. >> SPEAKER: GO AHEAD, BLAKE. >> SPEAKER: THANK YOU.

I WANTED TO EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE TO THOSE WHO VOTED IN THE ELECTION AND TO THOSE WHO SUPPORTED ME AND HAVE SUPPORTED ME THROUGHOUT MY TIME ON THE COUNSEL.

I TAKE MY POSITION SERIOUSLY JUST LIKE ALL OF US ON HERE AND WE DO OUR BEST TO MAKE SURE THAT THE CITIZENS' BEST INTERESTS ARE REPRESENTED. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FUTURE OF THE STATE OF ROWLETT -- CITY OF ROWLETT AND ALL OF THE POTENTIAL FOR OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE HAVE TO BE A LANDMARK IN NORTH TEXAS. I APPRECIATE WORKING ON THIS COUNSEL WITH EACH OF YOU. IT HAS BEEN A GREAT RIDE AND I LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER TERM.

APPRECIATED. >> SPEAKER: THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN MARGOLIS.

COUNCILMEMBER BELL? >> SPEAKER: I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL FOR SUPPORTING ME. AND I LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER THREE YEARS, NOW ABOUT TWO AND A HALF BECAUSE OF THE COVID IT HAS BEEN PUT OFF. STILL LOOKING FORWARD TO IT AND

DOING THE BEST I CAN FOR THE CITIZENS OF ROWLETT. >> SPEAKER: MY ONE QUESTION,

WHO GOT MORE VOTES, YOU ARE MATT? >> SPEAKER: I DID.

>> SPEAKER: THE REASON I ASKED THE QUESTION IS BECAUSE I KNEW THE ANSWER.

BY THREE VOTES? >> SPEAKER: THREE VOTES. >> SPEAKER: SO WE DID HAVE A

COUNCILMAN THAT GOT ON COUNSEL BY ONE VOTE. >> SPEAKER: THE FINAL TALLY ON

YOUR VOTES WAS ONE VOTE. SHOULD BE TO BUY ONE. >> SPEAKER: WAS AT ONE?

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I THOUGHT WAS THREE. >> SPEAKER: BUT YOU WEREN'T COMPETING SO IT ALL WORKED OUT.

COUNCILMAN GRUBISICH? >> SPEAKER: I JUST WANT TO ECHO WHAT COUNCIMEMBER MARGOLIS AND BELL SAY. THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY. IT IS BEEN GREAT SERVING WITH ALL OF YOU AND I LOOK FORWARD TO THE REST OF THE NEXT TWO AND HALF YEARS AND THE GOOD THINGS TO COME. ONCE WE GET THIS PANDEMIC BEHIND US AND CAN MOVE FORWARD.

>> SPEAKER: VERY GOOD. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. OUR NEXT ITEM UP IS ITEM FIVE

[5B. Update from the City Council and Management: Financial Position, Major Projects, Operational Issues, Upcoming Dates of Interest and Items of Community Interest.]

MIGHT BE, UPDATE FROM FINANCIAL. (READING) I WILL START WITH YOU SINCE YOU SAID YOU HAD SOMETHING

>> SPEAKER: THANK YOU, MAYOR. I DO. I JUST WANTED TO FIRST OF ALL SAY THAT I'M REALLY EXCITED FOR ALL OF THE LIGHTS TO BE ON DOWNTOWN AND JUST FOR THE JOY OF THIS SEASON. LOOKING AT ALL OF THAT, KEEP ROWLETT BEAUTIFUL DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING EXTRA SPECIAL FOR THE HOLIDAYS. WE HAVE SPENT THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS DECORATING THE COLD HOUSE WITH EXTRA LIGHTS AND STUFF SO IT IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL.

DURING THE DAY AND AT NIGHT. I JUST WANTED TO LET THE PUBLIC KNOW THAT AND INVITE EVERYONE TO GET OUT AND GET SOME FRESH AIR, GO WALK THE TRAILS. IT IS GREAT FOR TAKING PICTURES WITH YOUR FAMILY, WITH YOUR DOG, OR JUST BY YOURSELF. IT IS REALLY BEAUTIFUL.

THERE IS A GREAT HISTORY TO THE COAL HOUSE. WE ARE EXCITED TO GET TO BE A

PART OF MAKING OUR CITY A LITTLE MORE JOYFUL THIS SEASON. >> SPEAKER: I HAVE SEEN PICTURES OF IT. I HAVEN' BEEN DOWN THERE YET. IT IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL.

WHAT A GREAT JOB YOU DID. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT. >> SPEAKER: THANK YOU, MAYOR SPECHT JUST A REMINDER TO OUR PUBLIC, WE HAVE OUR DOWNTOWN LIGHT SHOW AND SYNCHRONIZED TO MUSIC WILL BE STARTING ON THE FIFTH ALSO. ANY OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS? SEEING NONE WILL REMOVE TO ITEM SIX WITH EACH WHICH IS OUR CITIZEN INPUT PICK THIS IS THE SECTION OF THE MEETING WHERE CITIZENS CAN PROVIDE UP TO THREE MINUTES OF INPUT ON ANY SUBJECT MATTER. TO PROVIDE CITIZEN INPUT YOU NEED TO SEND AN E-MAIL TO CITIZEN INPUT AT ROWLETT.COM BY 3:30 PM ON THE DAY OF THE MEETING.

WE DID NOT HAVE ANY CITIZEN INPUT THIS EVENING. WE WILL MOVE TO OUR CONSENT

[7. CONSENT AGENDA ]

AGENDA. COUNSEL DID NOT ASK FOR ANYTHING TO BE REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION. THERE FOR LARA, WILL YOU READ

ALL OF THOSE ITEMS INTO THE RECORD PLEASE? >> SPEAKER: 7A APPROVING MINUTES. 7B, CONSIDER A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND EXPENDITURE FOR FOOD PANTRY ASSISTANCE. 7C, CONSIDER A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A PROJECT PROPOSAL AND REIMBURSEMENT OF PROJECT COSTS FOR ENHANCEMENT PROJECT. 7D, CONSIDER A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN ESCROW AGREEMENT WITH SAVANNAH AT LAKEVIEW HOLDINGS LLC.

>> SPEAKER: AT THIS TIME I WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION. >> SPEAKER: I'LL MAKE A MOTION

TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS AS READ. >> SPEAKER: THANK YOU,

COUNCILMAN MARGOLIS. TO HAVE A SECOND? >> SPEAKER: SECOND.

>> SPEAKER: I WILL PICK GRUBISICH. THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN GRUBISICH.

JUST BECAUSE YOU JUST GOT ELECTED. I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND AND AT THIS TIME WE WILL TAKE A VOTE. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND. AND THOSE PASS 7-0. THE NEXT AND LAST ITEM ON THE

[8A. Conduct a public hearing and adopt an ordinance on a request by Anthony Shane Tharp for the approval of a Special Use Permit to allow for an accessory structure exceeding 500 square-feet on property zoned Single Family Residential (SF-10) District. The 0.55-acre site is located approximately 345 feet west of the intersection of Lakeview Circle and Mark Lane, in the City of Rowlett, Dallas County, Texas. ]

REGULAR AGENDA IS ITEM 8A. CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING AND ADOPT AN ORDINANCE ON A REQUEST BY ANTHONY SHANE FOR THE APPROVAL OF A SECOND -- SPECIAL USE PERMIT FOR AN ACCESSORY STRUCTURE 500 FEET ON PROPERTIES OWN SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE. THE .55-ACRE SITE IS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 345 FEET WEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF LAKEVIEW CIRCLE AND MARK LANE IN THE CITY OF ROWLETT, DALLAS TEXAS. DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS. THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING SO ONCE I OPENED THE PUBLIC HEARING, PUBLIC CAN COMMENT AND THEY CAN CALL 888 AND ENTER THE MEETING NUMBER. IN ORDER TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENTS.

ARE YOU TAKING THIS ONE? >> SPEAKER: YES, I AM. GOOD EVENING COUNSEL.

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THANK YOU, LAURA. WE CAN GO TO THE SECOND SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING A 1200 QUARE-FOOT ACCESSORY BUILDING STRUCTURE ALONG THE REAR OF THEIR PROPERTY. THE PROPERTY IS ZONED SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL AND HAS A PRIMARY RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE ON THE SITE OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY.

AND SEP FOR DEVELOPMENT CODE IS REQUIRED FOR ANY ACCESSORY STRUCTURE THAT IS IN EXCESS OF 500 SQUARE FEET. BY WAY OF ILLUSTRATION, THE SLIDE IN FRONT OF YOU GIVES YOU A SYNOPSIS, COUNSEL AND OUR VIEWING AUDIENCE WHAT IS HAPPENING ON THE SITE.

IT IS APPROXIMATELY .55-ACRE TRACT AND IT HAS FRONTAGE ON LAKEVIEW CIRCLE WAS IS TO THE SOUTH. LOOKING NORTH YOU CAN SEE THAT THERE ARE THREE ACCESSORY STRUCTURES AND A PRIMARY STRUCTURE. THERE IS A 2300 SQUARE-FOOT RESIDENTIAL BUILDING, AND 18 SQUARE-FOOT ACCESSORY STRUCTURE TO THE EAST, YOU CAN SEE THAT THAT RECTANGLE TO THE EAST IN GREEN. ONE HUNDRED 53 SQUARE-FOOT STRUCTURE TO THE EAST AS WELL WHICH IS ALSO IN GREEN AND A 350 SQUARE-FOOT CARPORT THAT YOU CAN SEE IN PEACH OR PINK. THE APPLICANT WILL BE REMOVING THE CARPORT SHOULD THE REQUEST BE APPROVED TONIGHT. AS I INDICATED, THE RDC DOES REQUIRE APPROVAL OF SPECIAL USE PERMIT IN ORDER TO ALLOW A STRUCTURE THAT IS IN EXCESS OF 500 SQUARE FEET.

ADDITIONALLY THERE ARE SOME OTHER PARAMETERS THAT REQUIRE COMPLIANCE. NUMBER AND SIZE OF ACCESSORY STRUCTURES PERMITTED ON ANY RESIDENTIAL LOT HAS TO BE REGULATED BY THE MAXIMUM COVERAGE PERMITTED IN THAT ZONING DISTRICT. 35 PERCENT OF THE REAR YARD, WHICHEVER IS LESS. THE ACCESSORY STRUCTURE CANNOT EXCEED THE HEIGHT OF THE PRIMARY STRUCTURE AND WHEN AN ACCESSORY STRUCTURE IS LOCATED IN THE REAR YARD AT THE MINIMUM SIDE YARD SETBACK IS 3 FEET. AGAIN, WE TRY TO PROVIDE AN ILLUSTRATION TO GIVE A SYNOPSIS, AN IDEA OF WHAT THE 1200 SQUARE-FOOT ACCESSORY STRUCTURE WOULD BE DESIGNED TO DO, ITS LOCATION AND THE INDICATIONS AS IT RELATES TO THE STIPULATIONS THAT I JUST MENTIONED.

THE NUMBER AND SIZE OF ACCESSORY STRUCTURES IS INDICATED ON RESIDENTIAL LOTS HAS TO BE REGULATED WITH A MAXIMUM NOT COVERAGE PERMITTED IN THE ZONING DISTRICT OF 35 PERCENT OF THE REAR YARD WHICHEVER IS LESS. IN THIS CASE THE SF TEN DISTRICT HAS A LOT COVERAGE OF 45 PERCENT, PROXIMALLY 10,780 SQUARE FEET. 35 PERCENT OF THE REAR YARD IS 5080 SQUARE FEET THEREFORE THIS ELEMENT IS APPLICABLE TO THE MAXIMUM PERMITTED LOT COVERAGE.

THE APPROXIMATE LOT COVERAGE FOR THIS SITE WOULD THEREFORE BE ABOUT 2400 SQUARE FEET AND WOULD NOT EXCEED THIS THRESHOLD. THE ACCESSORY STRUCTURE ALSO CANNOT EXCEED THE HEIGHT OF THE PRIMARY STRUCTURE OR THE MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF THE ZONING DISTRICT, AGAIN, WHICHEVER IS LESS.

THE RESIDENTIAL HOME ITSELF IS 16 FEET AND 3 INCHES AND THE ZONING DISTRICT MAXIMUM HEIGHT IS 35 FEET. THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING A HEIGHT THAT IS IDENTICAL TO THE HOME. WHEN AN ACCESSORY STRUCTURE IS LOCATED IN THE REAR YARD, I MENTIONED THE 3-FOOT SETBACK AND AGAIN WE CAN SEE THE APPLICANT IS WELL WITHIN THE MINIMUM SETBACK REQUIREMENTS AND DOES NOT EXCEED THOSE IN THE SENSE THAT DOES NOT VIOLATE THOSE.

THE PROPOSED ACCESSORY STRUCTURE IS ALSO SENT SET BACK 18 FEET FROM THE DWELLING ITSELF AND THE RESIDENTIAL UNIT AND FAR EXCEEDS THE FRONT, REAR AND SIDE SETBACKS.

THE WEST SIDE SETBACK MEETS THE REQUIREMENT. BY AN AERIAL VIEW YOU CAN SEE THAT THERE IS A VERY TREE CANOPY SURROUNDING THE SLOT AS WELL AS THE ADJACENT PROPERTIES.

THERE IS A 4-FOOT CHAIN-LINK FENCE THAT WE CANNOT SEE ON THE IMAGE ITSELF, BUT IT DOES ABORTED THE EAST AND WEST AND PROPERTY LINES. THERE IS ALSO A 6-FOOT WOODEN PRIVACY FENCE ALONG THE NORTHERN PROPERTY LINE. SO ALTHOUGH THIS STRUCTURE IS TALLER THAN THOSE TWO SCREENING MECHANISMS MENTIONED, THE CHAIN-LINK FENCE AND THE WOOD FENCE, THE STRUCTURE WILL BE SCREENED FROM THE NEIGHBORING PROPERTIES TO THE NORTH AND WEST WITH THE EXISTING TREE CANOPY, OR IT WILL AT LEAST MEET THE HEIGHT OF THE STRUCTURE.

SOME PHOTOGRAPHS TO GIVE YOU A BETTER EXAMPLE. AS YOU CAN SEE, THE CARPORT TO THE LEFT, THE PRIMARY STRUCTURE ITSELF AND THE TREE CANOPY, THE STRUCTURE ITSELF IS PROPOSED TO BE METAL, WHICH DOES NOT MATCH THE MASONRY CONSTRUCTION OF THE PRIMARY STRUCTURE.

HOWEVER, WE CANNOT DICTATE MATERIALS. FOR THE APPLICANT HAS INDICATED

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THAT THEY WILL BE PAINTING THE STRUCTURE TO MATCH THE PRIMARY STRUCTURE.

THIS GIVES YOU AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT IN TERMS OF EXISTING ON THE SITE.

THAT IS THE CARPORT THAT WILL BE REMOVED. HERE IS ANOTHER SHOT.

PER THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE, WE DID COMPLY WITH IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.

WE SENT NOTICE OUT WITHIN 200-FOOT RADIUS OF THE SUBJECT SITE AND SENT OUT 20 NOTICES AND WILL DO FOR COURTESY NOTICE OF 500 FEET AND WE SENT 39 NOTICES OUT.

RECEIVED 200-FOOT NOTIFICATION AND TWO RESPONSES IN FAVOR AND IN TERMS OF THE 500-FOOT COURTESY NOTICE WE RECEIVED ONE IN OPPOSITION AND ONE IN FAVOR. THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION DID UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMEND FAVORABLY FOR THE REQUEST AT THE NOVEMBER 10, 2020 MEETING WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS THAT THE APPLICANT REMOVE THE EXISTING CARPORT TO THE WEST OF THE PROPERTY AND THAT WAS ACCESSORY STRUCTURE MATCH THE COLOR OF THE PRIMARY RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE. STAFF RECOMMENDS APPROVAL OF THE SUV TO ALLOW THE 1200 SQUARE-FOOT ACCESSORY STRUCTURE OR CARPORT IN THE REAR YARD AS PRESENTED BY THE APPLICANT.

AS WELL AS IT SHOULD THE REQUEST BE APPROVED AT THE APPLICANT REMOVE THE EXISTING CARPORT TO THE WEST AND THAT THE STRUCTURE MATCH THE COLOR OF THE PRIMARY RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE.

THIS PROPOSED SEP DOES NOT COMPROMISE THE INTENT OF THE SF TEN DISTRICT.

IN FACT THEY ARE REMOVING ONE OF THE STRUCTURES TO PROVID THIS ACCESSORY STRUCTURE.

IT IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE BUILT SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE LAND-USE AND WITH THAT I WILL BE HAPPY TO TRY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE. THE APPLICANT IS PRESENT.

>> SPEAKER: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. COUNSEL, ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE I OPENED THE PUBLIC? I'M NOT SEEING ANY SO AT THIS TIME I WILL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING. IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON THIS MATTER, I ALREADY READ DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO DO THAT. LOWER LAURA, DO WE HAVE ANYBODY ONLINE?

SPEC WE DO, BUT LET'S GO OVER THE HOUSEKEEPING ITEMS FIRST. >> SPEAKER: OR THOSE ON THE LINE, PLEASE MUTE ALL ELECTRONICS IN THE BACKGROUND. YOU WILL BE RECOGNIZED BY THE LAST FOUR DIGITS OF YOUR PHONE NUMBER. ONCE RECOGNIZED, YOU WILL BE GIVEN THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK AFTER PROVIDING YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD AND YOUR SOUND WILL BE MUTED AT THE END OF YOUR TIME. IF YOU DID SUBMIT A COMMENT VIA E-MAIL, THEY WILL BE READ INTO THE RECORD. WE HAVE ONE CALLER ON THE LINE.

DO YOU WISH TO ADDRESS THIS ITEM? SPEC LAURA, WE COULDN'T HEAR

WHEN YOU SAID THE COLOR NUMBER. >> SPEAKER: 3255. PLEASE HIT STAR SIX TO UNMUTE.

DO YOU ADDRESS -- DO YOU WISH TO ADDRESS THIS ITEM? SPEC NO.

>> SPEAKER: OKAY THANK YOU SO MUCH. THAT'S ALL WE HAVE, MAYOR.

>> SPEAKER: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE HAVE NO E-MAILS ON THIS ITEM

EITHER? >> SPEAKER: NOTE, MA'AM, SPEC AT THIS TIME I WILL CLOSE THIS PUBLIC HEARING AND ENTERTAIN A MOTION. COUNCILMAN SHERRILL?

>> SPEAKER: MAYOR, THANK YOU. I MOVED TO APPROVE THIS -- I MOVE THAT WE APPROVE THIS SEP.

THANK YOU. >> SPEAKER: THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN SHERRILL.

DO I HAVE A SECOND FROM COUNCILMAN MARGOLIS? >> SPEAKER: YOU DO, BUT THE KEY AND THE ITEM HAD SOME CONDITIONS TO THE MOTION. I WILL SECOND THE MOTION TO

APPROVE WITH THE CONDITIONS. >> SPEAKER: AND THAT INVOLVES THAT THE CARPORT GETS TAKEN DOWN AND THAT THE STRUCTURE IS PAINTED THE SAME COLOR AS THE HOUSE.

COUNCILMAN SHERRILL, WOULD YOU ACCEPT THOSE ADJUSTMENTS TO YOUR MOTION?

>> SPEAKER: YES. I AGREE. >> SPEAKER: I HAVE A MOTION ON THE FLOOR WITH A SECOND. ANY DISCUSSION, COUNSEL? COUNCILMAN SHERRILL, YOU HAVE YOUR HAND UP. DID YOU WANT TO DISCUSS ANYTHING? SO AT THIS TIME WE WILL CALL THE VOTE. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND. THAT ITEM PASSES 7-0. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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COUNSEL, IS THIS OKAY I'M A BRIAN AND MENAUL, TO GO BACK TO THE CDBG STUFF? ARE YOU GOOD WITH THAT? DOES ANYBODY NEED A BREAK OR CAN WE JUST MOVE INTO IT? IF YOU NEED A BREAK, RAISE YOUR HAND. EVERYBODY WANTS TO MOVE.

ARE YOU OKAY, MENAUL? >> SPEAKER: I AM, YES. THANK YOU.

[3B. Receive a presentation and discuss proposed substantial amendments related to the City’s Community Development Block Grant Programs. (30 minutes) ]

>> SPEAKER: THAT CONCLUDES OUR REGULAR MEETING. GOOGLE GO BACK TO ONE ITEM ON OUR WORK SESSION THAT WE WERE NOT ABLE TO GET TO BEFORE THE REGULAR MEETING STARTED.

THAT IS ITEM THREE BE. RECEIVE A PRESENTATION DISCUSS PROPOSED SUBSTANTIAL MINUTES RELATED TO THE CITY'S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAMS.

THANK YOU, MENAUL. >> SPEAKER: THANK YOU, COUNSEL. LAURA, IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND GOING TO THE NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. COUNSEL, IF YOU RECALL ON OCTOBER 6 WE HAD A WORK SESSION AND STAFF PRESENTED TO YOU SOME POTENTIAL AMENDMENTS THAT WE THOUGHT WOULD BE ADVANTAGEOUS IN LIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC AND AS WELL AS IN LIGHT OF THE GUIDELINES.

THROUGH THAT PRESENTATION IT WAS COUNSEL'S CONSENSUS TO UTILIZE FUNDS FOR ADDING SIDEWALKS AND PARKS. WITH THIS PRESENTATION WE WERE ALSO DISCUSS THOSE STAFF COLLABORATED TO DETERMINE WHICH INFRASTRUCTURE AND PARKS PROJECTS WOULD BENEFIT FROM FUNDING. AND THEN WE RANKED RANK SPECIFIC ALLEYS, SEVERAL SIDEWALKS AND PARKS PROJECTS FROM A HIGH, MEDIUM OR LOW PRIORITY ASSESSMENT.

AGAIN, IF YOU RECALL, THE CDBG ACTION PLANS WERE REALIZED TO ASSIST RESIDENTS IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC. WE HAD SPECIFIC CDBG FUNDING THAT CAME TO US IN 2019/2020.

IT WAS IN THE AMOUNT OF $161,028. FROM THE CARES FUND.

128,823 WAS ALLOCATED FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE AND 32,200 WAS FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF MANAGEMENT OF THIS GRANT. IN ADDITION, WE ALSO AMENDED THE 2019 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN TO UTILIZE PUBLIC FACILITIES OR THE FUNDS IN PUBLIC ABILITIES IN THE AMOUNT OF $158,730 FOR PUBLIC SERVICES FOR THE COVID-19 PROGRAMS. AT THAT TIME HAD LOOSENED THE RESTRICTIONS AND GUIDELINES AND WE WERE ABLE TO REALLOCATE THESE FUNDS. THE ALLOCATION WAS $50,000 TO THE SALVATION ARMY FOR ASSISTANCE, ALSO AN ALLOCATION OF $50,000. AND THEN WE HAD $58,000 THAT HAD NOT YET BEEN ALLOCATED. THIS OF COURSE EXCLUDES THE ADMINISTERING FUNCTION.

I WANT TO ADD THAT WHEN WE ALLOCATED MONIES FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE, AT THAT TIME, ALTHOUGH WE COMMITTED TO THOSE FUNDS, WE DID NOT HAVE SPECIFIC GUIDELINES.

THROUGH THAT TIME WE DID REALIZE HOW DIFFICULT AND COMPLEX THAT PROCESS WAS.

PER THE GUIDELINES FROM HUD AND ITS RECOMMENDED PUBLIC SERVICE FACILITIES BE REEVALUATED, THE CITY IS THE RECIPIENT ALSO OF A THIRD ROUND OF CDBG FUNDS OF ABOUT $205,000.

ALL IN ALL OUR CDBG FUNDS IS $3,666,000 AND THAT IS SOLELY TO ASSIST HOUSEHOLDS AS IT RELATES TO THE IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC. STAFF DOES PROPOSE THE FOLLOWING THAT THE CDBG SEE FUNDS BE USED FOR THESE FUNCTIONS. THE FUNDS ALLOCATED AS AN AMENDMENT TO THE 2019/2020 FUNDS FOR THE SALVATION ARMY COMBAT THIS PANDEMIC. GOING BACK TO THOSE BREAKDOWNS AND ALLOCATING 78,000 TO SALVATION ARMY AND RETAIN THE 50,000 FOR LIFE MESSAGE.

AND USING AND PERVERTING THE 2019/2020 ALLOCATION THAT WE ORIGINALLY HAD FOR PUBLIC FACILITIES TO ASSIST WITH THE ALLEY AND SIDEWALK WE MILITATE SHE AND.

FROM A NUMBERS FOR SEX -- PERSPECTIVE, THIS SLIDE IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE A SNAPSHOT OF OUR FUNDING, WHAT WE HAVE ALLOCATED THE FUNDING FOR AND WHAT WE ARE PROPOSING.

NO DIFFERENT FROM THE PREVIOUS SLIDE BUT GETS MORE SPECIFICITY IN TERMS OF WHERE THESE MONIES ARE AND WHERE OUR FUNDING SITS. IN 2018 WE HAD A PUBLIC FACILITY PROGRAM FOR AN ALLEY PROJECT.

OF THAT WE REALIZED A SAVINGS OR CREDIT OF $66,783. NOW WE HAVE THAT REMAINDER IN UNASSIGNED PUBLIC FACILITY FUNDS. IN 2019, AS I MENTIONED, WE HAD AN AMENDMENT TO IMPACT, TO ADDRESS THE COVID PANDEMIC AND THOSE BREAKDOWNS ARE REFLECTED AS 50,000 FOR SALVATION ARMY, 50,000 FOR LIFE MESSAGE AND AN UNDEDICATED OR UNDESIGNATED

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AMOUNT IN THE AMOUNT OF $58,730. WE RECEIVED THE FIRST ROUND OF CDBG FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $128,823. THAT IS LESS THE ADMIN -- THE TOTAL IS $164,000.

YOU CAN SEE THAT WE ARE PROPOSING THAT THAT BREAK DOWN BE REALLOCATED AS AN AMENDMENT FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. FOR SALVATION ARMY AND LIFE MESSAGE.

AND THE $205,000 AS PART OF THE ROUND TWO WE HAVE NOT ALLOCATED THOSE.

WE WILL COME TO YOU WITH FURTHER ALLOCATION DISCUSSIONS IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

IN TERMS OF THE ALLEYS AND THE DISTRIBUTION FOR THE 2020 CDBG FUNDS, YOU CAN SEE THAT WE HAVE DEDICATED 127,800 TOWARDS ALLEYS, 50,000 TOWARDS SIDEWALKS AND 41,000 TOWARDS PUBLIC SERVICES AND 54,000 TOWARDS THE ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTION. I KNOW I HAVE LISTED OFF LOTS OF NUMBERS. THIS IS IDEALLY TO EXPLAIN WHERE WE HAVE BEEN FROM 2018 TO WHERE WE ARE NOW. WITH IT THAT WE CAN NOW TALK ABOUT THE CONVERSATION THAT WE HAD A FEW WEEKS AGO AND CLOSE THE LOOP ON SOME OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE REHABILITATION PROGRAMS THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THAT WHEN WE COLLABORATED AS A TEAM, PUBLIC WORKS THE STATE MANAGER'S OFFICE WE TALKED ABOUT WHICH ALLEY WOULD FIT THE BILL AS IT RELATES TO THE CDBG CENSUS TRACK THE ALLEY THAT IS MOST APT TO RECEIVE IMPROVEMENT IS THE LAKESHORE WIND WHICH ALLEY. IT IS SOUTH OF SEASCAPE.

EAST OF FUQUA. ADJACENT TO THE BAYSIDE PROJECT. IT'S ABOUT 553 -- 530 FEET AND IT'S ABOUT 154,007 -- $154,000. CALLING THIS AS A HIGH PRIORITY AND I WILL SHOW YOU SOME PICTURES TO EXPLAIN THAT. AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THIS IMAGE, THIS WATER POOLING, YOU CAN SEE THAT THE SUBSURFACE IS EXPOSED AND THAT THIS ALLEY IS IN DIRE NEED OF REPAIR.

FROM THERE WE STARTED LOOKING AT THE SIDEWALK PROJECT AND ILLUSTRATED ALL OF THESE ELEMENTS IN THE PLANNING REPORT THAT WAS PART OF YOUR PACKET. THE NEXT FUNCTIONS THAT WE LOOKED AT WHERE THE SIDEWALK PROJECTS PICK THE FIRST ONE IS THE BLUE QUAIL SIDEWALK PROGRAM.

IT IS ALLOCATED A HIGH PRIORITY FROM US. IT'S APPROXIMATELY 400 FEET NORTH OF BOBWHITE DRIVE AT CAESAR. THIS ALLEY EXTENDS FROM BOBWHITE TO MEADOWLARK. IT WOULD ALSO CONTAIN EIGHT VERY FREE -- BARRIER.

IT'S -- COST WOULD BE ABOUT $82,000. I HAVE SOME PICTURES TO SHOW YOU THE CONDITION OF THAT SIDEWALK. AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE ARE SOME TRIP HAZARDS ALONG THE SIDEWALK.

YOU CAN SEE THAT THE SIDEWALK HAS SEEN A CHANGE IN GRADE THEIR TOO.

THE NEXT SIDEWALK PROJECT IS MEADOWLARK LANE. IT IS FROM BOBWHITE TO THE CUL-DE-SAC THAT YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN IN FRONT OF YOU. IT WOULD ALSO -- IF THIS PROGRAM WAS APPROVED CONSIST OF A FOUR BARRIER FREE ROUNDS AND IT'S ABOUT 2260 FEET IN LENGTH AND IT'S ABOUT $116,000 IN CONSTRUCTION COSTS. THIS IS ALSO A HIGH PRIORITY AND WE HAVE SOME PICTURES TO GIVE YOU SOME IDEA OF HOW WE CLASSIFIED IT AS HIGH PRIORITY.

YOU CAN SEE HOW THE SIDEWALK IS SUNKEN IN CERTAIN AREAS AND YOU CAN SEE THAT THERE IS SIGNIFICANT TRIP HAZARDS. THE NEXT SIDEWALK IS A PARSON COURT.

YOU CAN SEE THAT IT IS TO THE CUL-DE-SAC FROM LANE AND YOU WOULD HAVE TO THE BARRIER FREE COMPONENTS IN TERMS OF RAMPS THERE AS WELL. 1090 FEET IN LENGTH AND ABOUT $50,000 IN COST. HERE YOU CAN SEE THE CONDITION OF THIS ALLEY.

AGAIN, THE PICTURES WITH SOME SHADOWS DON'T REALLY TELL THE FULL STORY THAT WHEN YOU ARE STANDING IN FRONT OF DO YOU CAN SEE WHY THIS HAS BEEN RATED IN THIS MANNER.

YOU CAN SEE SOME TRIP HAZARDS THERE AND SOME SIGNIFICANT DEPRESSION TO THE ALLEY AS WELL.

THE NEXT SIDEWALK PROJECT THAT WE THOUGHT WOULD POSSIBLY BE PART OF THIS PROGRAM IS THE

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RANDY ROAD SIDEWALK PROJECT. IT IS JUST SOUTH OF GHANA ROAD WEST OF TAO ROCK.

IT IS FROM PAUL PLACE TO GARNER ROAD ON BOTH SIDES. WITH TEN BARRIER FREE RAMPS.

IT'S ABOUT 32 -- $50,000. HOWEVER, THE PRIORITY WE GIVE THIS ONE WAS MEDIUM.

THE REASON FOR THAT, AS YOU CAN SEE, YES THERE IS SOME DEPRESSION IN THE SIDEWALK, BUT COMPARED TO THE OTHERS THAT WE HAVE SEEN THAT WE RATED HIGH PRIORITY, THIS FELT TO BE IN BETTER SHAPE THAN THE OTHERS. THE NEXT SIDEWALK PROJECT IS LORETTA LANE.

THIS IS BEEN CLASSIFIED AS LOW PRIORITY FROM OUR ASSESSMENT. IT IS SOUTH OF MAGUIRE LANE AND WEST OF DALROCK ROAD LANE. ABOUT 2500 FEET AND $110,000. THIS IS THE SIDEWALK THAT AS YOU CAN SEE THERE ARE SOME DIPS AND DEPRESSIONS BUT NOT TO THE EXTENT THAT WE HAVE SEEN WITH SOME OF THE OTHER ELEMENTS. DANA DRIVE, IT'S ABOUT 2440 FEET.

IT'S SAME VICINITY. THIS HAS BEEN GIVEN LOW PRIORITY.

IT'S APPROXIMATELY $113,000 IN ESTIMATED CONSTRUCTION COSTS. YOU CAN SEE THE CONDITION THERE.

JUST SOME REGULAR WEAR AND TEAR. THE NEXT SIDEWALK PROJECT IS MAGUIRE STREET FROM DALROCK ROAD TO RANDY ROAD, BOTH SIDES. THIS WAS GIVEN A LOWER PRIORITY OF ABOUT 2000 FEET, ABOUT $96,000 IN CONSTRUCTION COSTS AND DESIGN. ONE OF THE REASONS THAT WE FEEL IT MIGHT NOT BE THERE ARE SEVERAL UNDEVELOPED TRACTS AVAILABLE TO THE SIDEWALK IF THEY WERE TO DEVELOPMENT WITH RESIDENTIAL HOMES AND WHAT HAVE YOU THEY WOULD BE REQUIRED TO CONNECT THE SIDEWALK AND THE SIDEWALK DOESN'T SEEM TO BE AS BAD.

THIS TOO WAS GIVEN LOW PRIORITY. ABOUT 2000 LINEAR FEET, $97,000 IN COST.

SOME OF THE SIMILAR CONDITIONS AS IT RELATES TO RATING STANDPOINT FROM US.

WE ALSO KNOW THAT WE HAVE SOME SIGNIFICANT PARKS PROJECT THAT NEED ASSISTANCE -- ATTENTION AND COULD DO SOME ELEMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH IT. WE MET WITH THE PARKS TEAM.

ONE OF THE PROJECTS THAT CAME TO MIND WAS ISAACS SQUARE PART. THAT IS TO COMPLETE SIX SHADE STRUCTURE OVER THE PLAYGROUND WITH A COST OF 10,000 SQUARE FEET.

THE PRIORITY IS HIGH. YOU CAN SEE THAT THAT LINEAR PARK IS REFLECTED THERE.

ANGIE IS THERE AND SHE KNOWS MORE ABOUT THIS PART THAN I DO. IN TERMS OF THE USES.

BASED ON THE DETAILS AND NEEDING THAT SHADE STRUCTURE, GIVEN THE SUMMER MONTHS AND THE USE OF THE PARKS ADJACENT TO THE RESIDENTIAL HOMES, IT TRULY IS A HIGH PRIORITY AT A COST OF $10,000. THIS IS KENWOOD HEIGHTS PARK. WE HAVE GIVEN THIS A HIGH PRIORITY FOR AN ADDITIONAL PAVILION WITH THE GRILL AND THAT COST IS ABOUT $25,000.

WE HAVE LAKESIDE SOUTHPARK HERE. THE REQUEST HERE WOULD BE FOR A SHADE STRUCTURE OVER THE PLAYGROUND AT A COST OF $15,000. WE GAVE THIS A LOWER PRIORITY. THE RANKING ON THE PARKS WAS BASED ON NEED, USAGE AND WHERE WE STAND WITH THAT. IDEALLY, WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO FUND ALL OF THE HIGH PRIORITY PROJECTS. IF WE WERE TO DO THAT WE WOULD HAVE THE LAKESHORE WIND RIDGE ALLEY AND THE FOUR SIDEWALKS -- THREE SIDEWALKS THAT WE MENTIONED AND THE TWO PARKS PROJECTS. THAT TOTAL COST COMES TO 435,00.

OUR AVAILABLE CDBG FUNDS OF $403,000. WE KNOW WE HAVE A DEFICIT IN TERMS OF FUNDING. ALTHOUGH THESE IMPROVEMENTS ARE $435,000, WHICH EXCEEDS OUR AVAILABLE FUNDING, WE CAN PERHAPS DEFER THE KENWOOD HEIGHTS PAVILION AND GRILL TO FUTURE FUNDING, ALLOWING FOR INFRA- STRUCTURE PROJECTS. THIS WOULD RESULT IN A SHORTAGE OF ABOUT 70 -- $74,000 -- $7444. AND AGAIN, THESE NUMBERS ARE APPROXIMATE.

THIS GIVES A GOOD IDEA ON WHERE THIS SPENDING IS AND WHERE WE SIT IN ORDER TO HIT THESE PROJECTS. LIKE I SAID, THERE WOULD BE A FLOAT PLUS OR MINUS AS IT

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RELATES TO THESE CONSTRUCTION COSTS, BUT THESE ARE SOME OF THE PROJECTS THAT WE THINK WOULD BENEFIT FROM THE CDBG FUNDING. IF CONSENSUS IS REACHED AND COUNSEL THINKS IT'S APPROPRIATE TO FUND SOME OF THOSE HIGHER PRIORITY PROGRAMS THAT WE HAVE MENTIONED, WE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE A PUBLIC HEARING AND FOLLOW THE PUBLIC HEARING PROCESS TO AMEND THE ANNUAL ACTION PLANS.

WE COULD I THINK WE STILL HAVE TIME TO PLACE IT ON THE DECEMBEG GIVEN THAT THERE IS A REDUCED PUBLICATION NOTICE TIME. I WOULD HAVE A DOUBLE CHECK THAT.

IN ANY CASE, DEFINITELY IN JANUARY. WITH THAT, COUNSEL, I WILL TRY TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS. THANK YOU FOR BEING SO PATIENT WITH US AS WE TRY TO WALK YOU

THROUGH EACH ONE OF THESE INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAMS. >> SPEAKER: THANK YOU.

MATT, YOU HAVE YOUR HAND RAISED. >> SPEAKER: ANGIE, CAN YOU TALK TO ME ABOUT KENWOOD HEIGHTS WITHIN THE PARKS MASTER PLAN. WHAT WAS CALLED FOR IN KENWOOD HEIGHTS?

>> SPEAKER: THAT PARK IS DUE FOR SOME MORE SHADE. WE ARE INSTALLING A BASKETBALL COURT THERE NOW WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF TESTING AND REMEDIATION TO DO THAT.

SOME ADDITIONAL IRRIGATION. SOME ADDITIONAL IRRIGATION. WE HAVE LONG TALKED ABOUT AND WE DID TALK ABOUT IS PART OF THE PARKS MASTER PLAN INSTALLING AN ADDITIONAL SHADE STRUCTURE FOR PARENTS. WE COVERED THAT PLAYGROUND A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO.

NOW PARENTS SIT ON THE LEDGE UNDERNEATH THE PLAYGROUND SO THEY CAN BE UNDER THE SHADE.

TO INSTALL ANOTHER PAVILION AND A SMALL PAVILION IN THAT GRILL WOULD BE A HUGE ASSET TO THAT

PARK. >> SPEAKER: BUT IT IS GETTING A BASKETBALL COURT AND THAT'S PART OF THE -- SPEC IS PART OF THE BOND. A BASKETBALL COURT AND

ADDITIONAL. >> SPEAKER: ABASCAL COURT AND ADDITIONAL IRRIGATION.

THAT WAS THE TWO ASSETS THAT WERE PART OF THE BOND FUND. >> SPEAKER: THAT WAS MY MAIN

QUESTION. THANK YOU. >> SPEAKER: COUNCILWOMAN RAY?

>> SPEAKER: I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE SIDEWALKS. SOME OF THESE WHERE IT LOOKS LIKE THOSE PANELS ARE INTACT, BUT THEY HAVE JUST SHIFTED. IS THERE ANY WAY TO DO ANY KIND OF INJECTION UNDER THOSE THAT MIGHT SAVE THOSE PANELS AND REDUCE THE COST OF HAVING TO

REPLACE THEM PARK. >> SPEAKER: THANK GOODNESS GARY IS ON BECAUSE THIS IS A QUESTION YOU HAVE TO HELP ME. HE IS HERE TO DO THAT. AND THEN I WILL TALK ABOUT CDBG FUNDING AND IF THAT WOULD BE APPLICABLE FOR THAT FORM OF REPAIR.

SPEC TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS, WE CAN DO SOME KIND OF INJECTION. >> SPEAKER: WE CAN DO SOME KIND OF INJECTION. IF YOU LOOK AT A PANEL THAT'S NOT CRACKED AND YOU JUST CHANGING THE SLOPE OF IT TO REDUCE TO LEVEL. WE COULD TO LOOK AT.

I WOULD HAVE TO LOOK AT THE COST OF THE PHONE INJECTION VERSUS THE CONCRETE REPLACEMENT.

WE WILL DEFINITELY REVIEW THAT. >> SPEAKER: OKAY. I THOUGHT THERE WERE SEVERAL OF THOSE IN THE PICTURE. THAT I LOOKED AT. THOSE SIDEWALK PANELS THEY DIDN'T LOOK CRACKED. IT'S HARD TO TELL FROM PICTURES BUT I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HEARING THAT TO SEE IF MAYBE WE COULD SAVE SOME OF THE SIDEWALKS AND SOME OF THE MONEY TOO IF

IT'S POSSIBLE. >> SPEAKER: MENAUL, DID YOU WANT TO SAY SOMETHING WITH THE

PHONE INJECTION? >> SPEAKER: YES. SEE BDG GUIDELINES ARE STRICT AS REGARDS TO SIDEWALK. I WILL REFER TO REHABILITATION. YES, NEW SIDEWALKS ARE PERMITTED IN AREAS WHERE THERE IS NO SIDEWALK AND REPAIR IS NOT AN APPROVED ELIGIBLE COST.

IN FACT, IT'S MORE REHABILITATION RELATED. IT WOULD BE SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT

OF REPAIR THAT WOULD CLASSIFY -- QUALIFY AS WE HABILITATION. >> SPEAKER: OKAY.

THAT TAKES CARE OF THAT AS FAR AS CDBG GOES. MAYBE IT HELPS SOME OF OUR

PUBLIC IF THEY ARE LOOKING AT HAVING LOOSE SIDEWALK REPAIRS. >> SPEAKER: ABSOLUTELY.

>> SPEAKER: COUNCILMEMBER MARGOLIS? >> SPEAKER: YES.

A QUESTION ABOUT ISAAC SCRUGGS. THIS IS PROBABLY TO ANGIE. YOU THINK THAT WE COULD USE MAYBE SOME LIGHTING I KNOW AT NIGHT THERE IS NO LIGHTING AT ALL.

I KNOW PEOPLE HAVING CRIMINAL ACTIVITY AT NIGHT IN THAT PARK. IS THAT SOMETHING THAT YOUR

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STAFF HAS TALKED ABOUT BEFORE, SOMETHING THAT COULD BE DONE THERE?

>> SPEAKER: WE DID MEET WITH DANA REEVES, OFFICER DANA REEVES TODAY.

WE MET WITH OFFICER DANA REEVES TODAY TO DO A SAFETY WALK-THROUGH AT THAT PARK.

THIS SPECIFICALLY WAS ABOUT COVERING THE REMAINING PORTION OF THE PLAYGROUND.

WE WOULD HAVE TO TALK TO HUD OR TALK TO OUR CDBG REPRESENTATIVE ABOUT ADDING LIGHTS.

LIGHT TEND TO DRAW PEOPLE TO THE PARK AT NIGHT. WE DID MEET WITH DANA REEVES TODAY TO SEE WHAT THOSE OPTIONS ARE FOR IMPROVING SOME OF THE SAFETY FEATURES AT ISAAC SCRUGGS

>> SPEAKER: THANK YOU. >> SPEAKER: THAT'S ALWAYS THE DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD.

LIGHTS PROVIDE SAFETY AND THEY ALSO DRAW PEOPLE TO THE PARK. THAT'S A TOUGH ONE.

COUNCILMEMBER SHERRILL? >> SPEAKER: I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT ISAAC SCRUGGS.

YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT ADDITIONAL SHADE STRUCTURE. I KNOW THERE IS ONE THERE.

IS THIS LIKE YOU MAY BE TO THE WEST OF THE ONE THERE? >> SPEAKER: THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE WOULD DO, BROWNIE. THE CURRENT ONE COVERS HALF OF THE PLAYGROUND FEATURES AND THE NEW ONE WOULD COVER PRETTY MUCH THE HEATHER HALF. IF YOU LOOK AT THAT AERIAL YOU CAN SEE HALF OF THE PLAYGROUND COVERED AND WE DO HAVE A SLIDE AND A DISH SWING AND A COUPLE OF OTHER FEATURES THAT ARE NOT CURRENTLY UNDER THE COVER. THAT'S ALSO A -- ACCOMMODATING THE PRICE THAT IS SO LOW IS TO COVER THE OTHER HALF OF THAT PLAYGROUND.

>> SPEAKER: THANK YOU. >> SPEAKER: I'M NOT SEEING ANY OTHER QUESTIONS.

I'M GOING TO OPEN UP FOR DISCUSSION HERE. I WAS A HUGE PROPONENT OF USING SOME OF THESE FUNDS FOR SIDEWALK REHABILITATION AND I STILL AM. I JUST, I SIT HERE AND I ARGUE WITH MYSELF BECAUSE THE BOTTOM LINE, SIDEWALK REPAIR IS A REQUIREMENT OF THE RESIDENCE.

100 PERCENT OF THE COST OF SIDEWALK REHABILITATION, SIDEWALK REPAIR IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF OUR RESIDENTS. THAT'S NOT UNUSUAL. THAT'S VERY COMMON.

WE HAVE HISTORICALLY HAD A 50/50 PROGRAM FUNDED TO THE EXTENT OF ABOUT $50,000 A YEAR WHERE ON A FIRST-COME FIRST SERVE BASIS CITYWIDE, RESIDENCE COULD APPLY FOR A 50/50 MATCH, RESIDENT PAYS 50 PERCENT, CITY CHIP IS 50 PERCENT FOR SIDEWALK REPAIR. ALL OF THE SEVEN FOR THE FIRST TIME, WE ARE PROPOSING TO DO SIDEWALK REHABILITATION ON A NEIGHBORHOOD BASIS WHERE THE CITY HAS TAKEN THE RESPONSIBILITY TO REHABILITATE THAT ENTIRE STRETCH OF SIDEWALK.

I KNOW THAT CDBG FUNDS, WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT AND A GOOD USE OF CDBG FUNDS.

WE ARE JUST POTENTIALLY SETTING A PRECEDENT AND CAUSING POTENTIAL PROBLEMS DOWN THE ROAD WE JUST GOT AN E-MAIL TODAY ON A RESIDENT THAT HAS A SIDEWALK ISSUE.

IF YOU ARE RESIDENT A AND YOU ARE GOING, WHY IS MY SIDEWALK NOT BEING FIXED 100 PERCENT BY THE CITY BUT THIS WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD IS? I'M JUST REALLY CONFLICTED HERE AND WOULD LIKE EVERYBODY'S THOUGHTS. OR ANYBODY'S THOUGHTS.

>> SPEAKER: MAYOR, CAN I JUMP IN? ONE OBSERVATION I WOULD MAKE IS THAT THE PREMISE IS THAT DUE TO THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMICS OF THE, THOSE CENSUS TRACTS, THESE ARE GENERALLY AREAS THAT MAY NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY OR THE FINANCIAL WHEREWITHAL TO EVEN CONTRIBUTE ANYTHING TO THE PROGRAM. I HATE TO SAY I AM QUOTING, BUT THAT COMMENT WAS MADE BY COUNSEL A YEAR OR TWO AGO I THINK WHEN WE HAD THIS CONVERSATION DURING THE BUGET CYCLE. ABOUT SHOULD WE BE USING CDBG FUNDS FOR OUR ALLEYS.

TO YOUR POINT, WE HAVE BEEN RUNNING THIS 50/50 PROGRAM NOT BASED ON PEOPLE'S FINANCIAL WHEREWITHAL, JUST STRICTLY BASED ON WHETHER THE CONDITION OF THEIR SIDEWALKS AND THEIR REQUEST AND GETTING IN THE SEQUENCE. AND NOW WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACTUALLY HELP IN AN AREA THAT THEY MAY NOT NECESSARILY HAVE THE WHEREWITHAL.

I UNDERSTAND THE PRECEDENTS, BUT THAT'S PART OF THE EXPLANATION. >> SPEAKER: I UNDERSTAND.

BUT WE ALLOCATED $50,000 IN OUR BUDGET FOR 50/50 SIDEWALK PROGRAM FOR THOSE THAT ARE INCOME ELIGIBLE AS OPPOSED TO CITYWIDE. THAT BUDGET ALLOCATION WHICH IS DIFFERENT FROM WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT RIGHT NOW, THAT BUDGET ALLOCATION STILL REQUIRES THAT INDIVIDUAL RESIDENT TO CONTRIBUTE 50 PERCENT TO GET THE 50/50 MATCH.

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THEY JUST HAVE TO BE INCOME ELIGIBLE NOW ONCE YOU GET THE PROGRAM UP AND RUNNING TO GET THAT 50/50 MATCH. THIS IS WHOLESALE REHABILITATION ON THE ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD.

WE ARE GOING TO HAVE RESIDENTS. WE HAD ONE TODAY. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE RESIDENTS THAT SAY, I CAN'T REPAIR MY SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE I DON'T HAVE THE FINANCIAL WHEREWITHAL TO DO IT. WHY ARE YOU REPAIRING AND REBUILDING THE ENTIRE STREET, BUT NOT HELPING ME WITH MY INDIVIDUAL SIDEWALK? I'M JUST REALLY CONFLICTED.

COUNCILWOMAN BROWN? >> SPEAKER: ONCE AGAIN, IT COMES DOWN TO AN EDUCATION PIECE. I FEEL LIKE THIS IS A GREAT USE OF THE CDBG FUNDS.

UNFORTUNATELY, THEY ARE RESTRICTED TO AREAS. WE DIDN'T CREATE THOSE RESTRICTIONS, BUT WE DO HAVE TO ABIDE BY THEM. WE ARE JUST TRYING TO FIND THE HIGHEST AND BEST USE FOR THE FUNDS THAT ARE BEING MADE AVAILABLE TO US BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. THEY PROVIDE GUIDELINES AND AS MENAUL SAID EARLIER, THEY ARE USUALLY VERY STRICT. THEY CAN ONLY BE USED FOR CERTAIN THINGS.

AND FOR CERTAIN AREAS. I FEEL LIKE THIS IS JUST AN EDUCATION PIECE FOR THE COMMUNITY. IT IS CERTAINLY ONE THAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO ADDRESS, BUT AS LONG AS WE HAVE THAT MATCHING FUND AVAILABLE FOR THIS INCOME RESTRICTED, AND THAT PEOPLE CAN APPLY FOR, I FEEL LIKE THAT IS STILL A GOOD USE OF THE FUNDS THAT WERE ALLOCATING AND IT GIVES A PATHWAY TO GET SOME ASSISTANCE FOR THOSE WHO JUST CAN'T BEAR THE FULL BURDEN OF REPAIRING OR REPLACING THEIR SIDEWALKS. IN A PERFECT WORLD, THE CITY WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF IT. BUT WE JUST CAN'T BE.

THAT IS NOT A COMMON PRACTICE ANYWAY. I'M JUST GLAD THAT WE HAVE THE CDBG FUNDS THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY ADDRESS SOME OF THESE SIDEWALKS IN OUR LOWER INCOME AREAS.

>> SPEAKER: COUNCILMAN GARRET CHURCH? >> SPEAKER: I WAS ONE OF THE PROPONENTS OF PUTTING SOME CDBG MONEY TOWARDS OUR SIDEWALKS BUT I DID NOT ENVISION WHEN WE TALKED ABOUT IT GOING IN AND REDOING BLOCKS AND BLOCKS AND BLOCKS OF SIDEWALKS WITHIN THESE NEIGHBORHOODS. I APPRECIATE THE ANALYSIS THAT YOU ALL DID AND I'M NOT SAYING THAT THOSE SIDEWALKS DON'T NEED TO BE REPLACED, BUT I DON'T THINK THAT THE WHOLE LENGTH OF SOME OF THOSE SIDEWALKS NEED TO BE REPLACED. WE MAY BE NEED GO IN THERE AND FIX THE WORST OF THE WORST OR THEY MIGHT BE A MAJOR TRIP HAZARD THAT SANK BETWEEN THE CURB AND THE SIDEWALK, WHICH YOU HAD A REALLY GOOD PICTURE AS A MANHOLE WITH SOME MISSING SIDEWALK THERE. THAT'S KIND OF WHAT I HAD ENVISIONED.

MAYBE WE SHOULD FIX SOME OF THE WORST OF THE WORST AND IF WE GOT CALLS FROM RESIDENTS THAT WANTED TO GET THAT STUFF FIXED, THAT WE WOULD THEN HAVE SOME OF THAT MONEY SET ASIDE TO BE ABLE TO HELP WITH THAT. THE GENTLEMAN THAT SENT THE LETTER, IT ALWAYS AMAZES ME WHEN WE PULL UP THE CDBG MAP. THERE IS VERY FEW POCKETS IN A ROW LET THE DON'T FALL INTO THAT CDBG MAP. DID THE GENTLEMAN THAT CALLED AND SENT THE LETTER, WAS THEIR HOME IN A CDBG ELIGIBLE AREA? CAN WE HELP THEM FIX THAT? I'M A TOTAL PROPONENT OF DOING ALL OF THE PARK STUFF FIRST. I THINK OUR PARKS NEED SO MUCH HELP.

YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT ALLEYS. I'M NOT GOING TO GO DOWN THAT.

I THINK WE CAN SCALE BACK SOME OF THIS SIDEWALK PIECE AND FIX THE WORST OF THE WORST WITHOUT HAVING TO DO A WHOLE BLOCK SEGMENT OF SIDEWALK. I KIND OF REFER TO IT AS A PARK TRAIL AT THE GULF COURSE. I WOULD LOVE TO READ TO ALL OF THEM BUT WE ARE NOT GOING TO.

WE'RE GOING TO FIX THE WORST OF THE WORST. THOSE ARE JUST MY TWO CENTS.

>> SPEAKER: I'M GOING TO LET MENAUL ADDRESS THAT. I WAS ENVISIONING THAT THE WAY WE WOULD BE DOING THIS HOUSE BY HOUSE, NOT BLOCK BY BLOCK. THAT MIGHT NOT BE DOABLE.

MENAUL, DO YOU WANT TO ADDRESS THAT? >> SPEAKER: THANK YOU.

THAT IS THE HURDLE THAT WE HAVE TO OVERCOME, QUITE FRANKLY. WITH HUD AND THE SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS, IT'S NOT THE INDIVIDUAL FRONTAGE OF A HOME, FOR EXAMPLE, BUT IT IS TRUE

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REHABILITATION OR INSTALLATION OF A NEW SIDEWALK, FOR EXAMPLE. IT CANNOT BE HOME BY HOME BASED.

THAT'S THE BEST WAY I CAN EXPLAIN IT. WHEN WE DO OUR PAPERWORK AND WE PROVIDE THROUGH OUR ACTION PLANS WHAT WE ARE DOING, WE HAVE TO EXPLAIN HOW MUCH ALLIE IS BEING REPLACED AND WHAT SEGMENT AND FOR WHAT PURPOSE. IF WE JUST DO INDIVIDUAL PANEL

REPAIR THAT WILL NOT QUALIFY. >> SPEAKER: WE ARE BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE.

COUNCILWOMAN DELL? >> SPEAKER: THAT'S WHAT I WAS GOING TO -- SHE ANSWER MY

QUESTION. THANK YOU. >> SPEAKER: MATT, YOU WANTED TO

SAY SOMETHING ELSE? >> SPEAKER: COULDN'T WE DO SOMETHING ELSE LIKE WE PUT THE MONEY TOWARDS ALLEYS BECAUSE IT WAS EASY FOR THE ADMINISTRATION AND FOR EVERYTHING AND THAT WE TOOK MONEY OUT OF OTHER FUNDS TO PAY INTO THE OTHER STUFF. I KNOW THAT WAS A LOOSE

DETERMINATION -- >> SPEAKER: I WOULD LIKE YOU TO CHARACTERIZE THAT A LITTLE BIT

DIFFERENTLY. >> SPEAKER: IT'S BEEN A REALLY LONG DAY.

I APOLOGIZE. WE HAVE ALWAYS PUT MONEY INTO ALLEYS BECAUSE THE ADMINISTRATION IS EASY. AND THEN WE USE SUBSEQUENT MONEY OUT OF THE GENERAL BUDGET TO PUT

INTO SOCIAL SERVICES. CORRECT? >> SPEAKER: THAT WAS BETTER.

>> SPEAKER: COULD WE DO SOMETHING SIMILAR HERE SO THAT WE ARE ABLE TO REPAIR THESE

SIDEWALKS AND AREAS A BIT MORE STRATEGICALLY? >> SPEAKER: WHAT I WOULD SAY IS THAT AS YOU KNOW, WE HAVE, WE WERE SPENDING ABOUT $50,000 A YEAR AS THE MAYOR SAID FOR THE MATCHING PROGRAM. IT WAS COMING OUT OF THE GENERAL FUNDS RATHER THAN CBG.

SOMEWHAT CONSCIOUS DECISION WAS MADE TO SHIFT THAT BACK TO CDBG AND EVEN BE ABLE TO DO MORE ALLEYS. I UNDERSTAND PERHAPS MAYBE SOME OF THE DIFFERENCES AND HOW WE ENVISIONED THOSE FUNDS TO BE SPENT. BUT IF WE DO THIS, MATT, WE ARE GOING BACK TO WHAT WE WERE DOING , AND QUITE FRANKLY, WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO AVOID ARE JUST THOSE HEAVY, INTENSIVE ADMINISTRATIVE BURDENS THAT CERTAIN TYPES OF SOCIAL PROGRAMS WOULD HAVE, SUCH AS HOUSING REHAB AND SOME OF THOSE OTHERS. SO TO DO INFRASTRUCTURE LIKE ALLEYS OR SIDEWALKS IS A WHOLE LOT EASIER TO MANAGE AND MITIGATE FOR SUCH HISTORICALLY SMALL AMOUNT OF FUNDS. TONIGHT, WE ARE CONSIDERING ABOUT $400,000, BUT TRADITIONALLY IT HAS BEEN UNDER $200,000 ON AN ANNUAL BASIS. BUT THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION, YES, YOU COULD DO THAT, BUT REMEMBER IN OUR BUDGET, WE DIDN'T BUDGET FOR ANY ALLEYS OUT OF THE GENERAL FUNDS. SO THERE IS NOT REALLY ANY THE ABILITY TO DO A SWITCHEROO

FUNDING WISE. >> SPEAKER: OKAY. I REMEMBER THAT NOW.

I WOULD STILL BE A PROPONENT OF DOING LESS ALLEYS AND MORE FOR PARKS INSTEAD OF PUTTING OFF ISAACS DRUGS OR KENWOOD HEIGHTS -- ISAAC SCRUGGS. I WOULD SAY THE PARKS GET HIGHER

PRIORITY. THAT'S MY THOUGHTS ON THAT. >> SPEAKER: THANK YOU, MATT.

I THINK THAT ALLIE ABSOLUTELY NEEDS TO BE DONE. COUNCILWOMAN BROWN?

>> SPEAKER: YEAH. ONE THING THAT I'M NOT REAL CLEAR ON FROM THE LETTER THAT WE GOT TODAY AND ALSO A COMMENT THAT BRIAN JUST MADE. HAVE WE DISCONTINUED THE 50/50 PROGRAM COMPLETELY OR DO WE HAVE $50,000 ALLOCATED FOR IT THAT IS INCOME BASED?

>> SPEAKER: THAT IS WHAT WE DID, MARTHA. WE MOVED IT TO THE CDBG FUNDS.

RIGHT NOW, BEFORE THIS REALLOCATION STRATEGY, THE ADOPTED BUDGET HAD $50,000 IN CDBG FOR SIDEWALKS THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE INCOME BASED. BUT IT WAS ENVISIONED AT LEAST AT THE VERY BEGINNING WHEN WE GOT THROUGH THE BUDGET AS A MATCHING PROGRAM, SIMILAR TO THE GENERAL FUND, BUT I THINK AS WE HAVE GONE THROUGH THIS AND HAD THESE DISCUSSIONS, IT'S NOT

NECESSARY. >> SPEAKER: I WANT MENAUL TO ANSWER THAT.

>> SPEAKER: THE CDBG FUNDING MECHANISM AS IT WORKS FOR ALLEYS OR EVEN SIDEWALKS, IT CANNOT BE HOUSE BY HOUSE. IT HAS TO BE CENSUS TRACT BASE AND IT HAS TO BE A BLOCK LENGTH FOR EXAMPLE. THAT'S THE BEST WAY TO EXPLAIN IT.

WE NEEDED TO LOOK AT AN ALLEY THAT WAS IN SEVERE DISREPAIR AND IT MEANT THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO

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READ TO YOU SECTION OR BLOCK, THEN YES THAT WOULD QUALIFY. BUT IT WOULDN'T BE HOUSE BY HOUSE BASED. HUD REQUIREMENTS PROHIBIT THAT. 'S FAX WE DON'T HAVE $50,000

ALLOCATED FOR A MATCHING PROGRAM >> SPEAKER: WE ALLOCATED FROM OUR MOST RECENT ALLOCATION

$50,000 TOWARDS SIDEWALKS AND I THINK 130 TOWARDS ALLEYS. >> SPEAKER: LET ME ASK IT AGAIN DO WE HAVE A 50/50 MATCH PROGRAM ALLOCATED FOR SIDEWALKS ON A CDBG FUNDS FOR INCOME QUALIFIED

RESIDENTS? >> SPEAKER: I WOULD TELL YOU THAT AT THE TIME WE PUT THE $50,000 IN THEIR, I DON'T KNOW THAT WE KNEW -- OR AT LEAST I MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN WHAT MENAUL

IS EXPRESSING TONIGHT. >> SPEAKER: WHICH IS WHY WE ARE ASKING THE QUESTIONS MULTIPLE

TIMES. >> SPEAKER: I THINK THAT WAS THE INTENTION OR THE BELIEF THAT WE WOULD PUT $50,000 OF CDBG AND IF POSSIBLE OR EVEN INCREASE THAT AMOUNT.

BUT I THINK AS MENAUL EXPLAINED EARLIER TODAY, OR TONIGHT, ABOUT HOW YOU CAN'T DO THIS NECESSARILY BLOCK BY BLOCK. I DON'T BELIEVE WE COULD DO THAT UNDER THE CDBG FUNDS BASED ON

WHAT SHE IS SAYING. >> SPEAKER: RIGHT. SO WE DON'T HAVE 50,000

ALLOCATED ANYMORE. WE DON'T HAVE A 50/50 PROGRAM. >> SPEAKER: THAT TO ME NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED BECAUSE I THINK THAT WE DO HAVE THE NEED IN OUR CITY TO HAVE A 50/50 PROGRAM THAT IS INCOME BASED WHERE INDIVIDUALS, THEY MAY NOT NECESSARILY FIT INTO THE CDBG QUALIFYING CRITERIA WHERE THEY LIVE, BUT THEY STILL NEED THE ASSISTANCE OR SOME ASSISTANCE ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. I DON'T KNOW HOW WE CAN ADDRESS THAT RETROACTIVELY, BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE WE'VE GOT SOME FUNDS ALLOCATED OUT OF CDBG THAT IT'S NOT GOING TO WORK LIKE THAT.

>> SPEAKER: I'M GOING TO ASK THIS QUESTION ONE MORE TIME. I THOUGHT WE LEFT THAT 50,000 IN

THE GENERAL FUND. >> SPEAKER: I DID TOO. BUT BASED ON WHAT BRIAN SAID TONIGHT, AND THE LETTER, THE RESPONSE TO THE LETTER TODAY, WHERE I SAW THAT IT SAID THAT IT HAD BEEN DISCONTINUED. THAT'S WHY I'M ASKING THE QUESTION.

>> SPEAKER: THAT WAS THE REGULAR PROGRAM. WE APPROVE A $50,000 PROGRAM.

I THOUGHT THAT WAS OUT OF THE'S GENERAL FUND NOT THE CDBG FUNDS. >> SPEAKER: MY RECOLLECTION WAS

THAT WE PUT IT THERE AND THE HOPE WE COULD DO MORE. >> SPEAKER: WE WOULD USE THAT IF I REMEMBER WE WOULD USE THAT AS A BUDGET IN SAVINGS BECAUSE WE KNEW WE WOULD FUND IT OUT OF CDBG. BUT WE WOULD NOT HAVE DONE THAT IF WE KNEW THAT THIS WAS THE

ROLES WITHIN CDBG. I THINK THAT'S WHERE WE ARE -- >> SPEAKER: CONCEPTUALLY WE HAD A 50/50 PROGRAM INCOME BASED, PRACTICALLY IT WON'T WORK. IT WAS IN CDBG FUNDING.

WE ARE GOING TO BE DOING A BUDGET, LOOKING AT BUDGET PRETTY SOON HERE, BRIAN.

CAN YOU PUT ON YOUR LIST THAT WE REALLY WANT THAT TO BE RECONSIDERED OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND. IS THAT OKAY, COUNSEL? TO PUT A PLACEHOLDER THERE FOR THAT? SO BACK TO THE TOPIC. IT SOUNDS LIKE WE ARE PRETTY LIMITED AS FAR AS MANEUVERABILITY ON THE SIDEWALK REPAIR.

WE ABSOLUTELY HAVE SOME MAJOR SIDEWALK REHABILITATION IN SOME OF OUR AREAS THAT NEED TO BE DONE. WE AS A COUNCIL THOUGHT THIS IS A GOOD IDEA TO DO THAT WITH CDBG FUNDS. I AM STILL IN SUPPORT OF THAT. I WISH WE COULD DO IT A BIT DIFFERENTLY BUT SOMETIMES WE DON'T ALWAYS GET EVERYTHING WE WANT.

DID SOMEBODY SAY SOMETHING? SO I GUESS I AM IN SUPPORT OF STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION.

I KNOW THAT MATT WOULD LIKE TO MOVE SOME THINGS AROUND AND I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SOME

OTHER PEOPLE. >> SPEAKER: I WOULD ALSO LIKE -- CONCUR WITH STAFF

RECOMMENDATION ON THIS. >> SPEAKER: I DO AS WELL. >> SPEAKER: I DO.

>> SPEAKER: BLAKE, DO YOU WANT TO PUSH OFF THE IMPROVEMENTS? >> SPEAKER: THAT WAS NOT A VERY

NICE WAY TO SAY THAT. >> SPEAKER: IT'S BEEN A LONG DAY.

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IT'S BEEN A REALLY LONG DAY AND IT IS REALLY HARD TO GET FUNDING FOR PARKS.

IT IS SO HARD TO GET FUNDING FOR PARKS. YOU SAID IT.

IT'S THE RESIDENCE'S RESPONSE ABILITY FOR SIDEWALKS AND I WOULD LOVE TO IN A PERFECT WORLD, BUT THERE IS NO CITIZEN THAT IS RESPONDED BEYOND WHAT THEIR TAX DOLLARS GO TO THAT COVER EVERYTHING ELSE THAT GOES TO PARKS. THE ONLY WAY WE GET IMPROVEMENTS ON PARKS IS THROUGH BONDS. IF WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE OUR PARKS THAT SERVE A WHOLE BUNCH MORE POPULATION THAN WHAT AN ALLEY OR SIDEWALK IS GOING TO IMPROVE, I THINK WE OWE IT TO OUR RESIDENTS TO MAKE THOSE IMPROVEMENTS WITH MONEY THAT WE CAN DEAL WITH IN

ELIGIBLE AREAS. >> SPEAKER: I THINK THERE IS A LOT OF RESIDENTS IN THE CITY THAT THINK WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF OUR INFRASTRUCTURE. SO WE HAVE SOME MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE ISSUES. WE PUT A LOT OF MONEY INTO PARTS.

I THINK WE HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB WITH PARKS. I THINK WE CAN ALWAYS USE MORE.

BUT I DO THINK WE HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB WITH PARKS. MATT, YOU ARE THE ONE THAT IS BRINGING IT UP. ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT THERE IS TWO KENWOOD HEIGHTS AND ISAAC

SCRUGGS IS RECOMMENDED IN THE STAFF'S PROPOSAL. >> SPEAKER: STAFF PROPOSAL, KENWOOD HEIGHTS WOULD BE PUSHED OFF, FUNDED IN A LATER DEAL. I'M SAYING, MY RECOMMENDATION WOULD BE TO FUND THE 25,000 AT KENWOOD HEIGHTS AND REDUCE ONE OF THE SIDEWALK PROJECTS DOWN.

I DON'T KNOW WHICH ONES. DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S ONE THAT'S ACTUALLY 25 THAT WOULD MATCH IT.

IT DOES LOOK LIKE IT. SO THERE MAYBE A LITTLE BIT OF LEFTOVER IN THERE.

THAT WOULD BE MY RECOMMENDATION. >> SPEAKER: IS THE COVER FOR THE PLAYGROUND AT ISAAC SCRUGGS

COVERED AS WELL? THAT'S NOT COVERED? >> SPEAKER: WHAT YOU MEAN

COVERED? >> SPEAKER: I'M SORRY. LET ME REPHRASE THAT.

I MEANT, IS THE REPLACEMENT OF THE CURRENT SHADE COVERED -- I'M TRYING.

>> SPEAKER: REMIND US OF WHICH PARKS PROJECTS ARE ON THE STAFF RECOMMENDED LIST?

>> SPEAKER: YOU BRING UP THAT LIST AGAIN. >> SPEAKER: IS ISAAC SCRUGGS

HALF COVER AND KENWOOD HEIGHTS PAVILION COVER AND GRILL. >> SPEAKER: AND PUSH OFF THE

LAKESIDE PARK PLAYGROUND COVER. >> SPEAKER: BUT WE ARE STILL SHORT SO THE RECOMMENDATION WAS TO LEAVE THAT 35 ON THE LIST WITH MAYBE DO THE INFRASTRUCTURE FIRST AND SEE WHAT THE ACTUAL COSTS WERE AND GET TO THE PARK, THE TWO PARKS THINGS IF THERE'S FUNDS AVAILABLE.

THAT'S HOW I SEE IT. IS THAT FAIR, MENAUL? >> SPEAKER: RIGHT.

>> SPEAKER: WHAT MATT IS SUGGESTING IS MAYBE WE FUND LAKESHORE ALLEY -- MATT IS NOT

GOING TO SAY THAT. I WILL. >> SPEAKER: I AM FOR THE ALLEY.

I THINK THE ALLEY WOULD BE GOOD. BUT WHAT MAYBE YOU DO THEN IS YOU TAKE OFF THE CARSON COURT SIDEWALK AND YOU FIND THAT IF THERE'S FUNDS AVAILABLE AND YOU FUND THE ISAAC SCRUGGS SHADE STRUCTURE AND KENWOOD HEIGHTS PAVILION AND GRILL. THAT WOULD BE MY ALTERNATE

RECOMMENDATION. >> SPEAKER: HOW DOES CARSON COURT SIDEWALK FAIR COMPARED TO

THE OTHER THREE -- TO? >> SPEAKER: SUSAN, WE TALKED ABOUT THIS.

IS IT CARSON COURTS THE LEAST EXPENSIVE TO REHABILITATE, ONE OF THE ONES THAT IS IN NEED OF

THE MOST REPAIR? >> SPEAKER: THAT WAS ONE OF THE WORST ONES.

>> SPEAKER: I RECALL A BIG DEPRESSION AND I THINK THERE'S A NEIGHBOR THERE A RESIDENT WHO DOESN'T WALK THEIR DOG IN THE EVENING BECAUSE THE DEPRESSIONS IN THE SIDEWALK.

IS THAT THE ONE? >> SPEAKER: THAT WAS BLUE QUAIL >> SPEAKER: OKAY.

THEN ABSOLUTELY YES, WE CAN REVISIT THIS ONE AS WELL AND SEE WHERE AND PERHAPS DO AN

ALTERNATIVE REPAIR MECHANISM FOR CARSON COURT. >> SPEAKER: SO WE HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE RECOMMENDATION FOR MATT THAT WE PUT CARSON COURT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STAFF'S

PRIORITIES, VERSUS THE PARKS. ANYBODY ELSE WANT TO CHIME IN? >> SPEAKER: I HAVE A QUESTION, MATT. ON CARSON COURT, IS THAT FOR BOTH SIDES OF THE STREET, BOTH

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SIDEWALKS? >> SPEAKER: LET ME CHECK QUICKLY.

>> SPEAKER: I THINK THAT IS A GOOD MEDIUM THERE TO PUT CARSON COURT AT THE BACK AND COVER SOME

PARKS. >> SPEAKER: THE REASON WHY I ASK THAT IS THAT MAYBE INSTEAD OF PUSHING THE ENTIRE PROJECT OFF WE COULD JUST DO ONE SIDE OF THE STREET INSTEAD OF BOTH.

THE WORST SIDE OF THE TWO. BECAUSE THAT'S ABOUT 25,000 WHICH IS ALMOST WHAT YOU ARE

GOING TO BE SHORT OR OVER. >> SPEAKER: OKAY. >> SPEAKER: I THINK THESE ARE

ALL ESTIMATES ANYWAY. >> SPEAKER: THEY ARE. BUT I LIKE THE THEORY OF PUTTING CARSON COURT LAST AND THEN SEEING HOW MUCH OF IT YOU COULD DO WITH WHATEVER IS REMAINING.

>> SPEAKER: IF YOU DID HALF A SIDEWALK THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET WOULD BE ON YOUR PHONE.

>> SPEAKER: THEY WOULD BE. >> SPEAKER: NO DIFFERENT THAN INDIVIDUAL RESIDENTS BEING ON

OUR PHONES BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO START FUNDING SIDEWALKS. >> SPEAKER: ABSOLUTELY.

>> SPEAKER: I'M TELLING YOU THIS IS A SLIPPERY SLOPE. >> SPEAKER: IT ALWAYS IS.

>> SPEAKER: CAN YOU PULL THE PRESENTATION DOWN? THANK YOU.

WE HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE PROPOSAL. I'M GOING TO GO, ANYBODY ELSE WANT TO THROW OUT A THIRD PROPOSAL AT THE RISK OF ASKING THE QUESTION. ALL RIGHT.

PAMELA? WHICH PROPOSAL? >> SPEAKER: CARSON PARK AT THE

BOTTOM. >> SPEAKER: BOUNTY? >> SPEAKER: CARSON PARK AT THE

BOTTOM. >> SPEAKER: MARTHA? >> SPEAKER: YEAH, I THINK THAT'S GOOD. AND ALSO I LIKE THE IDEA THAT WHITNEY THROUGHOUT THEIR OF LOOKING AT IT NOT ONLY CARSON PARK BUT EVERY ONE OF THOSE SIDEWALK PROJECTS AND SEE IF WE ARE DOING BOTH SIDES AND IF BOTH SIDES ACTUALLY NEED TO BE DONE. MAYBE IT COULD FREE UP SOME FUNDING. BUT I AGREE WITH MATT. DEFINITELY WE HAVE ALREADY INVESTED IN SOME INFRASTRUCTURE IN THOSE PARKS. BUT AS WE ALL KNOW, IF YOU DON'T HAVE SHADE ON THAT PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT DURING THE SUMMER, IT JUST DOESN'T GET USED.

I AM ALL FOR SHADE STRUCTURES. >> SPEAKER: AND ALSO ISAAC SCRUGGS THAT CURRENT SHADE STRUCTURE YOU LOOK AT IT IT LOOKS PRETTY AWFUL. IT IS LONG OVERDUE FOR

REPLACEMENT. >> SPEAKER: WE ARE NOT REPLACING, WE ARE PROPOSING TO

ADD THE OTHER HALF, CORRECT? >> SPEAKER: RIGHT. >> SPEAKER: OKAY.

>> SPEAKER: SHADE STRUCTURE IS EXPENSIVE. SO YES, I WOULD BE IN FAVOR OF LOOKING AT THOSE ALLEYS AND SEEING IF THERE IS A WAY THAT WE CAN VALUE ENGINEERING SOME OF THAT IF POSSIBLE. SO THAT WE CAN FUND THOSE PARKS. I SAY LET'S FUND -- BUMP THE

PARKS UP SO THOSE PROJECTS CAN BE FUNDED HOWEVER WE DO THAT. >> SPEAKER: THAT'S ABOUT THE TENTH TIME SOMEBODY HAS SAID ALLEYS INSTEAD OF SIDEWALKS. JUST SO YOU KNOW IT'S NOT JUST

YOU MARTHA. >> SPEAKER: THANK YOU. >> SPEAKER: WE ALL NEED TO SAY SIDEWALKS. WHITNEY, YOU WANT TO SAY ANYTHING?

>> SPEAKER: NO, I'M AGREEING WITH THE ULTIMATE PROPOSAL OF PUTTING CARSON LAST.

>> SPEAKER: OKAY. WE KNOW WHAT MATT THINGS. WHAT DO YOU THINK, DID I GIVE

YOU WHAT YOU THINK? >> SPEAKER: IT GIVES ME SOME OF IT.

I JUST HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS, IF YOU DON'T MIND. COUNCILMEMBER BROWN, YOU MENTIONED DOING SOME VALUE ENGINEERING AND LOOKING AT DO WE NEED TO LOOK AT BOTH SIDES BECAUSE IN SOME INSTANCES WE ARE DOING BOTH SIDES OF THE STREET. IF THAT'S THE CASE, THEN WE WOULD HAVE TO REVISIT, GARY AND I WOULD REGROUP AND WE WOULD REVISIT WHERE WE CAN ACTUALLY LOOK AT SOME OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO US. IN LIGHT OF WHERE WE ARE WITH SALVATION ARMY AND SHIFTING SLIGHTLY SO I UNDERSTAND WHERE ALL OF THIS THE SCHEDULE WOULD FIT TOGETHER. SALVATION ARMY HAS SPENT ALL OF THEIR ALLOCATION AND WE REALLY NEED TO FIND ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THEM. MAYBE WE CAN DO THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO MOVE CDBG FACILITIES ALLOCATION FROM FACILITIES FUND BACK TO FUNDING AND THEN COME BACK WITH THIS DISCUSSION ON ALLEY AND SIDEWALKS OR WOULD YOU STILL

LIKE TO LUMP IT ALL TOGETHER? >> SPEAKER: MENAUL, WE ALL WANT THIS THING WHERE WE CAN IMPROVE SIDEWALKS ON A HOUSE BY HOUSE SPACES. BUT YOU TOLD US WE CAN'T.

SO I WORRY THAT WE ARE GETTING TOO MUCH IN THE WEEDS HERE, COUNSEL.

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PERSONALLY. WE HAVE STAFF THAT IS MAKING A RECOMMENDATION THAT THOSE ENTIRE STREETS NEED THOSE SIDEWALKS REPLACED AND THE ONLY WAY TO USE CDBG FUNDS IS TO REHABILITATE THE SIDEWALKS. I REALLY DOUBT THAT ONE SIDE OF THE STREET IS GOING TO BE OKAY AND THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET IS NOT. IT'S GOING TO BE OKAY AND A GOOD PLAN TO REPAIR ONE SIDE OF THE STREET AND LEAVE THE OTHER ONE AS IT IS.

I JUST DON'T SEE THAT. WE CAN'T GO HOUSE BY HOUSE. WE CAN'T DO FOAM INJECTION.

WE CAN'T DO 50/50. STAFF HAS MADE A RECOMMENDATION, THESE ARE THE HIGHEST NEEDS OF THE CDBG ELIGIBLE AREAS. I THINK WE NEED TO GO WITH THOSE.

>> SPEAKER: I CERTAINLY DIDN'T MEAN TO OPEN UP A CAN OF WORMS. IT'S POSSIBLE THAT YOU ARE RIGHT THAT BOTH SIDES OF THE STREET WOULD NEED TO BE REHABILITATED. AND I CERTAINLY WOULDN'T EXPECT STAFF TO SPEND AN INORDINATE AMOUNT OF TIME MAKING THAT KIND OF DETERMINATION.

THEY MAY ALREADY KNOW JUST BY LOOKING AT THE CONDITIONS. I WOULD JUST -- I WAS JUST -- I LIKE TO WHITNEY'S IDEA AND TAKING A LOOK AT IT AND SEEING IF WE COULD FREE UP SOME FUNDS THAT WAY. BUT CERTAINLY I DON'T WANT TO CAUSE THAT TO DELAY ANY OF THE FUNDING THAT WE NEED TO DO, ESPECIALLY THAT IS TIME SENSITIVE.

>> SPEAKER: GARY, DO YOU WANT TO CHIME IN? DO TO FEEL COMFORTABLE

RECOMMENDATION NEEDS THE SIDEWALK REPAIRED ON BOTH SIDES? >> SPEAKER: I DO FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH THAT. THE PICTURES DON'T DO THEM JUSTICE.

YOU HAVE TO REALLY GO OUT AND SEE THE UNDULATIONS AND THE SLOPING.

WE WILL TAKE EVERYTHING TONIGHT INTO CONSIDERATION AND MOVE FORWARD.

>> SPEAKER: SO WITH THAT BEING SAID, ARE YOU OKAY WITH THAT, COUNSEL?

>> SPEAKER: YES. >> SPEAKER: MOVE FORWARD WITH THE AMENDMENT, MENAUL, THAT'S

OKAY. >> SPEAKER: I GOT IT. WE WILL TAKE OFF CARSON,

CORRECT? >> SPEAKER: YEAH, FOR NOW. DO YOU HAVE EXCESS FUNDS AVAILABLE THEN I GUESS YOU COULD COME BACK TO US FOR NAMENDA FOR THOSE FUNDS, RIGHT?

>> SPEAKER: CORRECT. WE ARE READY AND WE WILL PUT THE ITEMS TOGETHER FOR PUBLIC HEARING. THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE WITH

US ON THIS. >> SPEAKER: TUFF STUFF. IT'S GOOD STUFF.

THIS IS IMPORTANT STUFF. IT IS STUFF. I SAID STUFF FOUR TIMES.

>> SPEAKER: THANKSGIVING IS OVER. QUIT IT WITH THE STUFFING.

>> SPEAKER: SET OF FIVE TIMES. HE WRITES. ARE WE DONE?

>> SPEAKER: WE ARE. >> SPEAKER

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