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[1. Call To Order]

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SECTION WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY ON THE AGENDA. THE CITY OF ROWLETT HAS THE RIGHT TO RECONVENTION OR CALL TO THE CONCESSION ANYTIME PRIOR TO ADJOURNMENT.

DUE TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY AND TO CONFORM WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD VIA TELECONFERENCING. THE PUBLIC CAN YOU LIVE ON THE PUBLIC WEBSITE OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LISTEN TO THE MEETING LIVE YOU CAN CALL THE NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN AND ENTER MEETING NUMBER. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE COMMENT FOR THE MEETING YOU CAN SEND AN EMAIL BY 3:38 THE DAY OF THE MEETING.

IF YOU CHOOSE TO THIS YOU STATE WHETHER YOUR COMMENT IS REGARDING A SPECIFIC AGENDA ITEM OR A COMMENT AND THE COMMENT WILL BE READ INTO THE RECORD WITH A MAXIMUM TIME OF THREE MINUTES. NO COMMENTS WILL BE TAKEN FROM THE PUBLIC IN THE MEETING.

ANYBODY KNOW IF LAURA RECEIVED ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: I DON'T

BELIEVE SO. >> CHAIR: I HEARD ANGIE WAS THAT YOU?

JOEY, WAS THAT YOU? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: I HAVE ACCESS TO THAT FOLDER AND THERE

WERE NO EMAILS. >> WE DID NOT SEE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS TODAY.

I CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER AND WE DO HAVE A QUORUM OF COUNCILMEMBERS.

AND, I THINK WE WILL ALSO BE CALLING THE CIA ADVISORY BOARD MEETING TO ORDER IS THAT

CORRECT? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: THAT IS CORRECT.

I WILL CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 5:30 2:00 P.M. ON DECEMBER 10, 2020.

DITTO WITH THE MAYOR I WON'T READ IT AGAIN. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: THANK YOU VERY MUCH BRIAN. BRIAN IS THE CHAIR OF THE CITIZEN INVESTMENT ADVISOR BOARD AND WE ARE SO HAPPY TO HAVE ALL OF YOU WITH US. BRIAN, COULD YOU INTRODUCE YOUR

BOARD TO US? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: YES. WE ARE JUMPING TO THE VERY

FIRST SLIDE WE HAVE. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: I AM SORRY. >> COUNIL MEMBER: WHAT I LIKE TO DO WHEN I READ THEIR NAME IS TO SEE THEIR NAME POP UP. I AM BRIAN THE CHAIR OF THE LAST SIX WEEKS I GUESS OF THE BOARD. JEFF SHELDON IS HERE AND JEFF IS THE VICE PRESIDENT AND VETERAN OF THREE OF THESE EXERCISES.

TIFFANY BATISTA ARE YOU HERE TONIGHT? I UNDERSTAND TIFFANY HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO ATTEND MEETINGS LATELY AND WE WILL CATCH HER UP WHEN WE GET THERE.

VICTOR PARDO. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: SORRY ABOUT THAT I AM HERE.

MR. MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL. >> CHAIR: GOOD TO SEE YOU. DO YOU KNOW HOW TO CHANGE YOUR

SCREEN TO SEE EVERYBODY? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: MAYBE. LET ME SEE.

I HAVE A SPEAKER VIEW AND THEN I GOT 24 PEOPLE ON MY SCREEN. >> MAYOR: OKAY, YOU CAN SEE THEM THEN.

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: MICHAEL ALBERT LANE ANOTHER MEMBER. ARE YOU HERE MICHAEL.

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: I AM HERE THANK YOU FOR HAVING US HERE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL.

>> MAYOR: GOOD TO SEE YOU. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: MICHAEL VOLZ REGULAR MEMBER.

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: GOOD EVENING GLAD TO BE HERE. LOWELL WOULD DROP?

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: GOOD EVENING MAYOR AND LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. >> MAYOR: HELLO GOOD TO SEE

YOU. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: GOOD TO SEE YOU, TOO.

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: YVONNE SNOOPER YVONNE ARE YOU HERE? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: I DON'T

THINK SHE HAS JUMPED ON YET RYAN. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: I DON'T SEE HER ON THE LIST AND THE LIST IS LONG. DAVID SMITH ARE YOU HERE? I DON'T SEE DAVID ON THAT LIST EITHER. WELL, THAT IS THE BOARD.

IF YOU ARE READY MAYOR WE CAN JUMP RIGHT ON IN. I HAVE A POWER POINT TO RUN THROUGH. FEEL FREE TO INTERRUPT AND I WILL SWAP OUT OF THE POWERPOINT IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS IN THE PROCESS IT ALLOWS US TO PLOW ON THROUGH TO

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GET THROUGH THE RECOMMENDATIONS AND SESSION. >> MAYOR: LET ME SAY A FEW THINGS TO BEGIN WITH. I HAVEN'T BEEN A PART OF THIS BOARD.

WHITNEY, YOU HAVE CORRECT? I WOULD BE VERY RIEF BUT I WOULD LIKE WHITNEY TO MAKE A COUPLE OF OPENING STATEMENTS. KNOW THAT YOU HAVE BEEN DRINKING OUT OF A FIRE HOSE AND WE HAD A REALLY TOUGH DEADLINE AND EVERYTHING IS HARDER THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF COVID AND OUR NEEDS HAVE NOT LESSONS BUT THANK YOU ON BEHALF OF THE CITIZENS OF THE COMMUNITY AND ON BEHALF OF THE CITY COUNCIL. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE FOR THIS POINT OF TIME. WE ARE EXCITED TO BE HERE IN THIS PRESENTATION AND APPRECIATE YOUR TREMENDOUS BODY OF WORK SO FAR. WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY A FEW THINGS?

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: SURE. BOARD, AS I HAVE SAID IN THE PAST YOUR WORK ISN'T REALLY INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TO THE FUTURE OF THE CITY. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU AND THE RECOMMENDATIONS YOU HAVE TONIGHT. YOU'VE DONE INCREDIBLE WORK OVER THE PAST 2 TO 3 MONTHS. YOU HAVE MET MORE THAN THE COUNCIL HAS I THINK WHICH IS INCREDIBLE. YOU'VE GONE THROUGH A LOT OF STRUGGLES AND FELT WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE IN THE BATTLE OF THE BUDGET AND IT IS INCREDIBLE WORK THAT YOU HAVE DONE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WHAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED HERE AND WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL STAY WITH US

AS WE MOVE INTO THE NEXT PROCESS. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: THANK YOU WHITNEY AND THANK YOU BRIAN. IS EVERYONE OKAY WITH BRIAN MOVING FORWARD NOW?OKAY.

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: LET ME PULL UP THE POWERPOINT AND IT WAS IN THE WRONG PLACE.

I WAS TESTING EARLIER. >> MAYOR: THOSE THAT AREN'T MUTED YOU MIGHT WANT TO GO

AHEAD AND MUTE IT JUST HELPS WITH OUR PRESENTATION. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: MAYOR, YOU

[2. Presentation of Community Investment Advisory Board’s recommended projects for possible bond election in May, 2021.]

STOLE THE FIRST FIVE MINUTES OF WHAT I WAS GOING TO SAY. I WAS GOING TO THINK THE BOARD AS WELL. WE HAD A ROCK 'N' ROLL LAST FIVE WEEKS IN GETTING THROUGH THE EVALUATION PROCESS. THIS PROCESS BEGAN A YEAR AGO AND WITH SOME OF THE BOARD MEMBERS HERE AND WE HAVE SOME NEW MEMBERS JOIN US IN OCTOBER OF THIS YEAR.

THEY HAVE ALL DONE THEIR VERY BEST TO JUMP IN AND DO THE WORK.

IT IS BECAUSE OF THEM THAT WE ARE READY TO TALK TO YOU THIS EVENING.

I WANT TO THANK THE BOARD MEMBERS AND ALTERNATES. LIKEWISE I WANT TO THANK THE CITY STAFF. THEY HAVE BEEN NOTHING LESS THAN HERCULEAN AND GIVEN US THE INFORMATION THAT WE NEED. I CANNOT IMAGINE WITH ALL OF THE MEETINGS WE HAVE HAD HOW THEY KEEP UP WITH ALL THE OTHER MEETINGS BUT THEY ARE VERY RESPONSIVE AND THEY ARE HELPING TO GUIDE US IN THE LAST SIX WEEKS. AGAIN, THANK YOU GUYS.

I'M SURE YOU ARE GLAD TO GET TO THIS STAGE, TOO. JUMPING INTO THE MEAT OF WHAT WE'VE GOT, 37 TOTAL PROJECTS THAT THE BOARD LOOKED AT. TOTAL PROJECT COST FOR ALL OF THOSE IS A LITTLE UNDER $250 MILLION. WE REQUESTED A MAP WITH THE CITY STAFF AND THE PUBLIC AND 43 OF THOSE PROJECTS CAME FROM CITY STAFF IN THE PROCESS ONE GOT REMOVED BY THE SENIOR FOR THE COMMUNITY CENTER. WE HAVE 35 PUBLIC INPUT REQUESTS AND OUT OF THAT FIVE THAT QUALIFIED. BREAKING THOSE PROJECTS DOWN THE MAJORITY WERE IN THE PAVEMENT AND DRAINAGE AREA 31 PROJECTS THERE.

SEVEN IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. $108 MILLION IS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE PARKS AND. 14 PROJECTS BEING PUBLIC INPUT WITH JUST UNDER 24 MILLION REQUESTED. TO PUBLIC SAFETY PROJECTS. HERE IS A LIST OF THE PROJECTS AND I WANTED TO NOTE HERE THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE A QUESTION ALREADY ALL PROJECTS COST VERSES REQUESTED AMOUNT AND THIS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE CITY STAFF ESTIMATING THE COST KEEPING AT $52.1 MILLION. THEY ARE NOT ASKING FOR IT, THEY ARE ASKING FOR 2 MILLION AND LIKEWISE ANOTHER GOOD EXAMPLE WOULD BE THE TOTAL BUSINESS PARK ITEM THAT SHARES

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A TOTAL COST IN THE REQUEST OF 2157. THIS ONE IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN MILLER ROAD. HERE, 2157 IS THE ENGINEERING COST OF BOTH PHASES OF THE TOTAL BUSINESS PARK PROJECT. THE CONSTRUCTION IS CURRENTLY IN PHASE ONE WHERE THE TOTAL COST INCLUDES ALL CONSTRUCTION COST. WANT TO MAKE THAT CLEAR.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO PAY ATTENTION WHEN WE HAVE THE RECOMMENDATIONS IN ANY FUTURE LIABILITIES THAT OCCUR AND THAT IS WHY THAT DISTINCTION IS MADE.

THE OTHER THING TO PAY ATTENTION TO HERE IS THE PROJECT NUMBER DOES REFLECT THE PRIORITY SUBMITTED BY CITY AND STAFF. LINCOLN HEIGHTS WAS A PRIORITY ONE PROJECTS SUBMITTED BY PUBLIC WORKS AND NUMBER 2 AND SO ON ON THE LIST.

THERE IS THE SECOND HALF OF THE PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS AND I THANK YOU GOT THESE AHEAD OF TIME. WE WILL TALK IN MORE DETAIL ABOUT THE PROJECTS THAT WERE INCLUDED IN THERE. UNLESS YOU WANT ME TO TALK MORE HERE.

NO. OKAY. HERE ARE THE PARKS AND RECREATION PROJECTS AND AGAIN THE PROJECT NUMBER REFLECTS THE PROJECT ORDER BY CITY STAFF.

THE TWO PUBLIC SAFETY PROJECTS, I DON'T KNOW IF THE CHIEF HAD ACTUALLY SUBMITTED THESE IN THIS ORDER AND THEN SOMETHING ELSE CAME UP IN THOSE DISCUSSIONS.

HERE ARE THE FIVE PUBLIC INPUT PROJECTS AND THOSE CAME OUT OF THE INPUT PROCESS AND I WAS GOING TO ASK ANGIE TO TALK ABOUT THE NEXT SLIDE AND HOW THOSE REQUESTS WERE VALIDATED.

ANGIE? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: THANK YOU. WE OPENED THE PUBLIC INPUT PROCESS LATE OCTOBER. WE CLOSED IT LATE NOVEMBER DID IN THAT TIME WE RECEIVED ABOUT 35 PUBLIC INPUT FEEDBACKS SO THEY FILLED OUT A FORM ON THE WEBSITE WE ADVERTISED IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND WENT OUT TO OUR MEDIA THAT THE CITY PUTS OUT AND WE RECEIVED 35.

WE TOOK THAT 35 AND LOOKED AT MOST IMPORTANTLY IS IT ALREADY ON A BOND OR WAS IT ON A BOND BEFORE AND NOT A COMPLETED PROJECT? WAS IT APPLICABLE AND HOW MANY REQUESTS WE GOT. FOR INSTANCE A GOOD EXAMPLE IS SIDEWALKS.

WE HAD FOUR DIFFERENT INQUIRIES ABOUT ADDING SIDEWALKS TO THE CIA BE REQUEST DOCKET.

THESE WERE THE PUBLIC ELIGIBLE PROJECTS AND THESE ARE THE PROJECTS THAT THE BOARD SCORED PUBLIC BOAT RAMP, SIDEWALK PROJECT THE REBUILD OF SUZANNE DRIVE AND THE REBUILD OF GARNER ROAD. THERE WERE A COUPLE ADDITIONAL ALLEYS THAT WERE NOT ON THE PUBLIC WORKS INITIAL LIST SO WE CALLED THOSE OUT SPECIFICALLY. IF WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE HERE IS THE OTHER TYPES OF PROJECTS. PROJECTS THAT WERE ALREADY ON THE BOND CYCLE THE ANIMAL SHELTER WHICH WE ARE TALKING ABOUT NOW AS PART OF THE FACILITY STUDY, SCENIC POINT PARK AND TO ADD ADDITIONAL FEATURES IN 2021. I WON'T GO THROUGH ALL THE PROJECTS. WE HAVE A NUMBER OF STREETS WHERE THEY CALL OUT CITY STREETS AND WE EVEN HAVE MULTIPLE REQUESTS FOR THE SAME STREET.

IT IS EITHER ON THE 2021 REQUEST AND 2013 AND STILL IN THE PROCESS.

WE GOT A COUPLE OF MAINTENANCE REQUESTS AND THOSE WERE FORWARDED TO THE APPROPRIATE DEPARTMENT TO TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WE NEEDED TO DO WITH THOSE AND THEN WE HAD SOME THAT REALLY WORK ELIGIBLE AND WE WEREN'T ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REQUESTS, PROGRAM REQUESTS AND STREET REQUESTS. WE TALKED ABOUT LIGHTS ON HIGHWAY 66 WHICH WAS SPECIFICALLY TEXAS DOT HIGHWAY AND THAT WOULD BE A TEXAS DOT PROJECT. HE DID HAVE A REQUEST TO PUT A NEW PARK IN THE NORTH QUADRANT

OF THE CITY AND YES MA'AM? YOU ARE ON MUTE TAMMIE. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: SORRY I DIDN'T MEAN FOR YOU TO STOP TALKING BUT I REALLY WANT STAFF TO ADDRESS THE LIGHTS ON HIGHWAY 66 AT SOME POINT. IT IS THE NUMBER ONE QUESTION WE GET ASKED AND I DO NOT HAVE AN ANSWER TO PROVIDE TO THE PUBLIC. IF TONIGHT IS A PREFERRED FIELD DISCUSSION OR EMAIL OR WHAT, WE REALLY NEED TO UNDERSTAND HOW WE CAN TRY TO GET LIGHTS ON

HIGHWAY 66. >> ABSOLUTELY.GARY HAS AN ANSWER AND WE WILL AKE SURE

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COUNSEL HAS A FOLLOW-UP TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION. THAT IS HOW THE PROJECT IS BROKE DOWN AND WHEN IT IS ALL SAID AND DONE WE HAD FIVE THAT WERE NOT ALREADY ON A BOND REQUEST OR HAD BEEN FUNDED AND 5 THAT WERE ALSO APPLICABLE TO A CAPITAL INVESTMENT PROGRAM TO THOSE WERE THE ONES THAT THE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT ADVISORY BOARD RANKS THAT YOU WILL SEE

INCLUDED TONIGHT. THOSE PROJECTS THERE. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: THANK YOU ANGIE AND I NOTICED THAT I SKIP SOME OF MY NOTES WHEN I WENT THROUGH THIS.

AND WHAT THE BOARD DID WITH THESE WAS A LITTLE DIFFERENT AND WE WILL GET INTO THAT IN A MINUTE. WE THEN LOOKED AT THESE IN THE CONTEXT OF THE THREE MAIN AREAS INCLUDING THE SERVICES WE WERE LOOKING AT. THE BOAT RAMP WAS ASSIGNED AS A PARPARKS AND RECREATION ASSIGNMENT. SO, THE REINKING CRITERIA ON HERE IS TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT THERE IS A PREESTABLISHED REINKING SET UP IN 2015.

IN MY DAILY EXPERIENCE IT WORKS REALLY WELL AND IF I CAN I WILL SKIP GOING INTO DETAIL BUT IF ANYONE WANTS DETAIL ABOUT WHAT THESE CATEGORIES ARE I WOULD BE HAPPY TO DO THAT.

I WAS GOING TO MENTION BECAUSE IT COMES INTO PLAY LATER ALL OF THESE CATEGORIES A HIGHER SCORE IS BETTER IN TERMS OF THE PROJECTS. IF ANYONE NEEDS ME TO GO INTO DETAIL ON ANY OF THESE INDIVIDUAL AREAS. OKAY.

WE WILL GET BACK TO THAT. YOU CAN GO TO THE CIAB WEBPAGE TO THIS DOCUMENT SO THE PUBLIC CAN GET THAT. LET'S TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE RANK AND FILE.

WE MENTIONED THAT WE USE THESE PREVIOUSLY ESTABLISHED REINKING CRITERIA.

WE HAD A SHORT TIMEFRAME TO GET THIS DONE AND I THINK OUR ORIGINAL PLAN GOING BACK TO A YEAR AGO WAS TO BE ABLE TO SIT AROUND A TABLE AND HAVE ALL OF US LOOK AT THE PROJECTS COMING TO A COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT. THAT IS WITH THE COVID IN FORCED PROCESS THAT THEY ARE ENGAGING IN NOW FOR THE MEETINGS. IT BECAME OBVIOUS THAT WE COULD NOT DO THAT. WE HAD A FAIRLY SHORT TIMEFRAME AND 40 SOME ODD PROJECTS WITH 400 PLUS RANKINGS THAT WE ALL HAD TO AGREE ON. SEPARATELY AND INDEPENDENTLY JEFF WHITNEY AND I CAME UP WITH THE IDEA THAT WE NEEDED TO BREAK THIS UP AND ASSIGN THE INITIAL READINGS OUT AND BRING THEM BACK TO THE FULL BOARD TO ASSESS.

WE DID THAT AND THEN WE FORMED THREE SUBGROUPS AND THIS IS ON NOVEMBER 2.

THE PARKS AND GROUP HAVE THOSE NUMBERS. MIKE VOLUNTEERED TO BE USING EXCEL TO RECORD IN.HE PUBLIC WORKS WITH MICAH, TIFFANY AND RON AND MICHAEL AGREED TO RUN THE SPREADSHEET ON THAT GROUP. THE TWO GROUPS TOOK THE LOWER HALF OF THE PUBLIC WORKS ADDRESS, PROJECTS I SHOULD SAY AND THAT CONSISTED WITH YVONNE AND WE WERE ON THE SPREADSHEET PROCESS FOR THAT. AS I INITIALLY THOUGHT GOING INTO WHAT WE WOULD DO HERE WOULD BE A TWO-STEP PROCESS . WE WOULD RANK THE PROJECTS AND GET BACK TOGETHER AND APPROVE THEM AND THEN MOVE TO THE NEXT PHASE ON THE BOND RECOMMENDATION WHICH IS A THREE-STEP PROCESS . WE GOT BACK TOGETHER AFTER THE INITIAL REINKING.

WE PUT ALL THE NUMBERS TOGETHER IN THE SPREADSHEET AND WE WERE LOOKING AT THEM AND GETTING PAST THE SANITY TEST AND IT CAME APPARENT QUICKLY THAT THERE WERE DIFFERENCES IN CERTIFICATION AND RANKING. AND SO, INDEPENDENTLY MYSELF AND MIKE BOWLES DID SOME DATA ANALYSIS AND.

HAD TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO RECONCILE WHERE WE WERE WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS AND IT

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WASN'T MAKING AS MUCH SENSE AS WE WOULD HAVE LIKED IT TOO. I TASKED THE LEADS TO MYSELF, MICAH AND MIKE TO GET TOGETHER IN A FORUM LEVEL AND RECONCILE THE NUMBERS.

WE DID THAT AND THEN WE GOT IT BACK OUT TO THE FULL BOARD. WE RAN IT THROUGH THE FINAL SET OF NUMBERS WITH THE BOARD USING THE PROCESS AND APPROVAL. THAT WAY WE AVOIDED DISCUSSING 430 DIFFERENT RANKINGS. WE GOT THAT APPROVED AND THEN WE WENT ON TO THE NEXT STEP OF THE PROCESS AND THAT IS TO START TO BUILD THE BOND SCENARIO THAT I TALKED ABOUT AND BEFORE I MOVE ON LET ME TALK ABOUT OUR CHALLENGES. I MENTIONED TO WHITNEY EARLIER THIS WEEK THAT THE BOARD IT IS GOING TO TAKE A POSTMORTEM IN JANUARY TO SEE WHAT WE COULD DO BETTER IN THAT KIND OF THING. I MENTIONED EARLIER, COVID PRESENTED A CHALLENGE TO THE BOARD THIS PAST WEEK AND YOU ALL KNOW THAT. ONE THING THAT I THINK HELPED US AND HURT US. HELPED US IN THE SENSE THAT THE PEOPLE WHO CAME ON WORKING HARDER AND GOT CAUGHT UP. AND THEN THE OTHER GUYS ENDED UP HAVING TO HAVE THE FULL STAFF COME BACK IN WITH THE PRESENTATIONS AND THEY DIDN'T HAVE QUITE AS MUCH TIME.

YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH ALL OF THE PRESENTATIONS AND WHAT WE HAD DONE EARLIER.

ONE OTHER THING AND THIS MIGHT BE MYSELF TALKING AND THE BOARD CAN CHIME IN.

EXPERIENCE IN TRAINING. ALMOST ALL OF US ARE NEW TO THIS PROCESS.

MANY OF US ARE NEW TO THE CITY ORGANIZATION IN TERMS OF HOW THINGS WORK AT THE CITY AND IT IS HOW YOU GO ABOUT BUDGETING AND FINDING A WAY TO CATCH PEOPLE UP WHO ARE GOING TO BE INVOLVED IN THIS . ANOTHER THING I MENTIONED A MINUTE AGO IS THE REINKING AND ISOLATION.

THERE ARE OTHER WAYS THAT WE COULD HAVE DONE THIS THAT COULD HELP ELIMINATE THAT.

I THINK THERE WAS A SURVEY IN THE INITIAL RESULTS. THAT DID SLOW US DOWN AND PUT US ABOUT A WEEK BEHIND. WE DID MANAGE TO GET PAST IT WITH STAFF SO I GIVE THANKS TO THE BOARD FOR WORKING SO HARD TO GET THERE. SO, THIS IS A PROJECT REINKING.

I HAVE A MAP TO THE ORIGINAL ONES AND YOU CAN SEE AGAIN THE HIGHER NUMBERS ARE GOOD, LOWER BAD GREEN IS GOOD RED IS BAD AND I DID ASK LAURA TO SEND OUT ANOTHER VERSION OF THIS SAME INFORMATION. YOU ALL SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN THE EMAIL.

I LIKE THIS ONE A LITTLE BIT BETTER AND I WOULD'VE SENT THIS ONE ORIGINALLY BUT I WASN'T SET UP TO DO IT. MY APOLOGIES FOR THAT. AND THE FACT THAT RATHER THAN HAVING TO GO THROUGH THIS I WOULD LIKE TO DO THIS OTHER DOCUMENT THAT YOU WILL HAVE TO STOP SHARING. NOW I WANT TO SHARE THIS ONE. OKAY.

THIS IS THE SAME INFORMATION SIMPLY SORTED BY TOTAL PROJECTS AND YOU CAN SEE ON THE PROJECTS WITH THE MOST IS ON TOP AS YOU WOULD EXPECT FOR THE HIGHEST REINKING NUMBERS AND THOSE WITH THE, THESE ARE THE CATEGORIES. A QUICK NOTE ON THIS PROJECT. I SET UP A SPREADSHEET AND I ASSUMED WE WOULD DO AVERAGES AND I REALIZE THE THERE ARE SOME SPIRIT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COMPARE JUST MOVE YOUR DECIMAL OVER ONE. WE ARE GOING TO GO BACK TO THE

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POWERPOINT. THIS IS THE REINKING BY THE TWO ELEMENTS BUSINESSES PUBLIC

SAFETY FOR PARKS AND >> REINKING AND REINKING BY THE PUBLIC WORKS GROUP.

AND THEN THE PUBLIC WORKS TO GROUP AND THEY DID NOT DO THE PUBLIC INPUT.

WE DID SOMETHING DIFFERENT WITH THE PUBLIC INPUT PROJECTS BECAUSE IT CAME IN LATE.

THEY CAME IN NOVEMBER 30 WAS THE FIRST TIME WE SAW THOSE. WE ASKED THE STAFF TO GO AHEAD AND PERFORM THE REINKING FOR THOSE AND GIVE YOU THIS. IT WAS A LITTLE BIT OF AN EXPERIMENT TO SEE WHETHER THAT WAS A PROCESS THAT WE WOULD WANT TO USE IN THE FUTURE AND I'M NOT SURE ABUT THAT. WE WILL TALK ABOUT THAT. WE WELCOME BACK TO THE COUNCIL WITH THAT. IN SHORT HERE ARE THE RANKINGS AS THEY CAME OUT OF THAT PROCESS. THEY MOVED FORWARD AND MADE GENERAL SENSE WITH THE PROJECTS THAT WE FELT COULD HAVE MADE IT TO THE TOP, AND THERE WERE A COUPLE OF LEFT AND WE STRUGGLED WITH IT QUITE A BIT AND OUR RECOMMENDATION, I WILL TALK ABOUT THAT IN A MINUTE.

LET'S MOVE TO WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT IN TERMS OF AGREEING ON THE RECOMMENDATION.

OUR FIRST PASS AT PUTTING TOGETHER PACKAGES, THESE WERE THE SCENARIOS THAT WE TALKED ABOUT. BRIEFLY THE STATE AND CAN CRITERIA WAS WHAT YOU JUST SAW WITH THE PROJECTS IN THE DIRECT SEQUENCE OF THE PROJECT SCORE. AND THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION IN THE BOARD ABOUT THE LACK OF A BETTER WORD GETTING THINGS DONE.

SHOWING RESULT AND SOME OF OUR PROJECTS TEND TO SPAN TWO OR THREE CYCLES AND IT SEEMS LIKE IT TAKES FOREVER TO GET THINGS DONE. ONE OF THE IDEAS CAME UP HERE WAS TO GO AHEAD AND ACCELERATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PARK ALL INTO THIS ON CYCLE RATHER THAN DIFFER IT INTO THE THIRD PHASE OF 2024. OBVIOUSLY WERE GOING TO STAY WITHIN THE 40 MILLION AND SACRIFICE OTHER PROJECTS. I THINK WE COULD SEND THE STUFF OUT TO NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENTS AND IT DROPPED OUT STRUGGLING WITH THE $1.3 MILLION IN ADDED INCOME TO THAT AND OTHER THINGS. THE THIRD OPTION TO LOOK AT WAS THE URBAN VILLAGE. THE CONCEPT HERE WAS VERY SIMILAR TO THE PARK AND THAT WAS THAT WE HAD DONE A LOT OF WORK WITH THE CITY IN THE MAIN STREET GETTING THE NICE ATTRACTIVE FEEL THAT AREA. WITH THE NEW APARTMENTS COMING IN UP THERE A LOT OF THIS WAS TO GO AHEAD AND FINISH OUT THE URBAN VILLAGE AREA TO THE NORTH AT THE DOG STATION AND TURN IT ALL INTO THE SAME AMBIENCE TO PROMOTE THE DOWNTOWN LOOK AND FEEL AND THE ADDITION OF BUSINESS. THAT WAS THE CONCEPT BEHIND THE URBAN VILLAGE AND AGAIN IN ORDER TO GET THAT WE HAD TO ADD THE PROJECTS IN AND POSSIBLY LESS INDUSTRIAL AND HAD TO DROP THE OTHER THINGS OUT AND ULTIMATELY THE BOARD DID NOT GO WITH THAT.

THE FOURTH SCENARIO WAS TO IMPROVE CITYWIDE TRANSIT. THIS WAS TO PUT ALL INTO THE BIG ROADS AS MUCH AS WE COULD. WE REALLY HAD TO DROP OFF A LOT OF PROJECTS TO GET THAT SO IT DID NOT PASS WITH THAT LEVEL. THE STATE REINKING CRITERIA 50 MILLION.

WE TALKED ABOUT THAT AND IT REALLY ONLY HAD 40 MILLION WHICH WAS A LOT OF GOOD PROJECTS THAT JUST FELL OUTSIDE WHAT THE BOARD HAD RECOMMENDED. WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE REASONABLE TO BRING UP THE PROJECTS THAT WE HAD RECOMMENDED IF WE HAD 50 MILLION AND LIKEWISE IF HE HAD 60 MILLION AND INTERESTINGLY WHEN WE GOT TO THE 50 MILLION THEY STARTED TO LOOK LIKE THE VILLAGE. SO, ULTIMATELY THE BOARD DECIDED TO RECOMMEND THIS SET OF PROJECTS AND JUST A NOTE ABOUT THAT SLIDE I THINK THAT

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ANGIE SENT OUT SOME NOTES. WE HAVE THE PROJECTS INCLUDED PIN LABELED WITH A WHY IN THE COLUMN AND RECOMMENDED AMOUNT IS THE AMOUNT THAT IS IN THE CIAB COLUMN.

THE BOARD MADE EXTENSIVE USE OF THE SPREADSHEET WHERE WE COULD POP THIS IN AND OUT AND WE COULD MEASURE THE BOND TOTAL AND AT VARIOUS AREAS TOTAL. RATHER THAN HAVE A BOND TO DEAL WITH IT WAS ABOUT $2.1 MILLION TOTAL WATER AND SEWER AND WE HAD TO STAY WITHIN THOSE CONSTRAINTS AND FUNDS THE APPROVED ONE. SO, THIS SHOWS WHERE THE FINAL RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD AND WE SKIPPED OVER THESE PROJECTS TO INCLUDE A LOWER PROJECTS.

WE TALKED ABOUT THE PROCESS AND WE WELCOME BACK TO THIS IN A MINUTE.

PI WANT TO TALK ABOUT LIBERTY T START WITH. WERE STACKING UP THE PROJECTS USING THE RANK AND ORDER AND WE'VE BEEN PAYING ATTENTION TO THE CEILING NUMBER AND THEN WE GO DOWN TO THE EIGHT HALF-MILLION DOLLARS WHICH WAS GOOD TO GO AND I BELIEVE THAT WAS THE CEILING WE HAD. WE DID NOT INCLUDE THE ADDITIONAL PROJECTS BELOW TO MAKE UP FOR THE DIFFERENCE AND THAT IS HOW THE STRAIGHT REINKING PROJECTS PRETTY MUCH WORKED WITH SIMULATION AND SUPPORTING 60 MILLION. DOES THAT MAKE SENSE?

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: BRIAN, THIS IS BROWNIE. I HAVE A QUESTION ON YOUR THIRD LINE MERIT IN OUR CONNECTOR. CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHY THE REQUESTED AMOUNT IS 1.3 MILLION

AND THE CIA RECOMMENDED AMOUNT IS 3.2 MILLION? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: YES I CAN TO

LET ME JUMP AHEAD TO SLIDES. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: I'M SORRY. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: KNOW IT'S PERFECT. LET ME GO AHEAD AND DO IT THIS WAY.

SO, THIS WAS A QUICK RUN THROUGH ON THE PROJECTS AND WHY WE DID THEM.

THERE WAS A THEME AS WE DID IT AND WHAT IT ENDED UP BEING. THE THEME FOCUSED LARGELY AROUND FOUR AREAS COULD NUMBER ONE PUBLIC SAFETY NUMBER TO THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE AFFECTED AND NUMBER 3 QUALITY OF LIFE AND NUMBER 4 POTENTIAL FOR ATTRACTING.

THOSE WERE THE FOUR THEMES IN OUR DISCUSSIONS. WERE GOING TO START WITH THE ROAD PROJECT HERE IT GOT RANKED VERY HIGH. ONE OF THE REASONS WAS THAT USAGE THAT TAKES PLACE. WE ALSO STARTED THINKING ABOUT AND TALKING ABOUT THE MILLER ROAD PROJECT ITSELF AND THIS PROJECT INCLUDED SIDEWALKS AND LAWNS.

IT'S NOT JUST BUILDING A BIGGER ROAD IT IS ACTUALY CHANGING ENTIRELY THE ENVIRONMENT AROUND THAT PARTICULAR AREA. LET ME STEP OUT OF THE PRESENTATION FOR JUST A SECOND AND SHOW YOU WHAT I MEAN. OKAY. LET'S GO TO GOOGLE MAPS.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT CAME INTO PLAY IN A DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS WAS THAT MILLER ROAD BY BEING RECONSTRUCTED AND INCLUDING AN ESSENTIAL SIDEWALK IN THAT PROJECT CONNECTS WEST WHILE IT IN THE TRAIL SYSTEM. WHAT HAS IS COMING DOWN TO ROADSIDE PARK AND ABOUT TO CONSTRUCT THE TRAIL DOWN TO THE SECTION HERE AND GOING INTO THE BAYSIDE AREA INTO SAPPHIRE ROAD. THIS PROJECT ENDED UP BEING AS HIGH RANKED AS IT WAS BECAUSE IT WAS NOT JUST THE 80,000 TOUCHES THAT PEOPLE DRIVING ACROSS THAT THING THAT USUALLY IMPACTS THE QUALITY OF LIFE. WITH THE TRAIL BEING IN HERE I DON'T KNOW IF YOU DRIVE THIS WAY MUCH BUT I WOULD NOT RIDE A BICYCLE ACROSS THIS CAUSEWAY RIGHT NOW.

THIS ROAD WHEN IT GETS BUILT IT WILL CONNECT THE BIKE TRAILS OVER INTO THE URBAN VILLAGE

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INTO THIS WHOLE AREA WE'VE GOT A HUGE CONNECTIVITY ACROSS THE PROJECTS.

THAT IS WHY THAT PROJECT ENDED UP AS HIGH AS IT WAS. NOW, TO YOUR POINT WHY DID WE END UP EXECUTING THIS? TWO REASONS. OUR CONVERSATIONS WE LOOKED AT THE THREE BIG ROADS COLLECTIVELY FOR THE REASONS LISTED HERE THE CAMERA ALWAYS LOOKING AT THE SCREEN. WE DO HAVE FUNDING HERE BUT WE HAVE IT AND 2025 BEFORE WE HAVE TO MATCH THAT. AND IT APPEARS THAT DOING ALL THREE ROADWAYS FROM A FINANCIAL STANDPOINT AND LOGISTICAL STANDPOINT IS NOT GOING TO BE GOOD.

IT DOES ADD SIDEWALKS, TRAILS, LANDSCAPING UP TO 66 WHICH IS IMPORTANT.

EQUALLY IMPORTANT WE'VE GOT IF I CAN GET THIS TO MOVE HERE THE INNER CONNECTOR AND WE DOUBLE DOWN ON THIS CONNECTOR AND THE REASON WHY IS BECAUSE AFTER THE CONVERSATIONS WITH STAFF IT SEEMED THAT THAT PROJECT WAS FARTHER ALONG AND WAS NOT RUNNING INTO THE CONDO RIGHT-OF-WAY CHALLENGES THAT WERE BEING EXPERIENCED RIGHT NOW WITH THIS ROAD PROJECT.

IT WAS CLOSER TO BEING DONE AND WE ASKED THE STAFF A QUESTION WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO CONVINCE THE AUTHORITIES THAT PROVIDE SOMETHING AND SERIOUS ABOUT GETTING THIS DONE.

THE ANSWER WAS OUR SHARE. SHARE WAS ESTIMATED BETWEEN 2.2 AND 4 POINT MILLION DOLLARS IF WE CAN GET FUNDING. THE BOARD SAID LET'S MAKE IT HAPPENED. LET'S MAKE THIS AND GO OUT TO THE COUNTY AND THEY DO WANT TO GET THIS PROJECT DONE.

AND SO, WE COULDN'T DO ALL THREE. WE CHOSE MERIT AND MILLER AND WE LOVE TO DO ALL THREE. ALL THREE OF THOSE ARE IMPORTANT AND CONNECTING SOUTH ROUTE THEY KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF CONVERSATION ABOUT THE PEER WE POINT OUT THAT MILLER ROAD IS ONE OF ONLY TWO OF THESE WEST ROUTES IN THE CITY. RIGHT NOW PEOPLE AVOID IT.

DOES THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: YES SIR, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: GOOD CATCH BY THE WAY.

I WANT TO BRING SOME OTHER ITEMS. HE WE WANT TO OPEN UP THE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE PROJECTS I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE RATINGS THE PROJECTS WHAT THEY WERE WE CAME UP HIGH ON THE INFRASTRUCTURE AND KEEPING THAT ATTRACTION GOING.

I NEED A HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE ADDED TO CONSIDERATIONS. THOSE ARE THE CATEGORIES THAT WERE ON THE WEB ZONE AND THEIR RANKINGS. SAPPHIRE BAY A VERY IMPORTANT PROJECT FOR SAPPHIRE BAY DEVELOPMENT WE FELT. IT DID NOT RANK AS HIGHLY OVERALL AS SOME OF OUR BOARD MEMBERS THOUGHT IT SHOULD AND I THINK THE REASON WAS THERE WERE CERTAIN THINGS THAT DIDN'T CONTRIBUTE TO LIKE WE DIDN'T GIVE IT A HIGH SCORE IN TRANSPORTATION MAYBE WE COULD HAVE GIVEN IT A HIGHER ONE. THEY DID NOT SCORE HIGH ON PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE TIMING WAS AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT HERE BECAUSE OF THE VIEW COMING UP MENTIONED ON THE SLIDE THERE. WE ALSO HAD A SPECIAL CONSIDERATION IN SAPPHIRE BAY AND WE NEEDED TO SUPPORT THE DELIVERY OF THAT PROJECT AND DO WELL ON THAT PROJECT. THE IMPACT ON THE INSURANCE BRAKES CAME INTO PLAY.

WE DON'T WANT TO GET TO THE ENTRAPMENT POSSIBILITY. THE PARK PHASE 2 THIS IS IMPORTANT FROM A REVITALIZATION STANDPOINT. WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK DOWN IN MAINSTREET GETTING THAT PART BACKUP. THE SIDEWALKS WERE INSTALLED

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AND IT WAS A GREAT IDEA AND WANTED TO GET THAT DONE AND THAT ADDS TO QUALITY OF LIFE AND SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS AND INVOLVES PUBLIC SUPPORT AND THE TIMING.

GETTING THAT DONE IS IMPORTANT TO ATTRACTING BUSINESS TO THE DOWNTOWN AREA.

ONE THING, I DID NOT MENTION EARLIER WE HAD TO PROJECTS THAT CAME INTO OUR CONSIDERATION LATE. THE PAVEMENT REPLACEMENT PROJECT AND THE LONGBRANCH CREEK PROJECT. THIS RUNS EAST OF ROWLETT ROAD SOUTH OF MILLER ROAD AND THROUGH THE RICH NEIGHBORHOOD DOWN THERE. THERE IS A NEW TOWNHOME DEVELOPMENT BETWEEN MILLER AND ROWLETT AND THAT IS WHERE LONGBRANCH STARTS OUT.

THEY HAVE FOUR AREAS THAT WERE IDENTIFIED AS CRITICAL BY A CONSULTANT THAT HAD BEEN HIRED TO SCORE HIGH IN THE COMPLIANCE AREA BECAUSE THERE WAS A POTENTIAL OF THE CITY BEING RESPONSIBLE AND THERE WERE POTENTIAL PROBLEMS THERE. WE THOUGHT THE THERE WOULD BE SUPPORT BUT WE KNOW THAT'S IMPORTANT TO TAKE CARE OF THAT. CONSTRUCTION.

WE HAD, I WILL BE FRANK WE HAD MIXED SUPPORT ON JAIL CONSTRUCTION BUT I THINK IT IS SOMETHING WORTHY OF BEING IN BOND AND SOMETHING THAT ATTRACTS PEOPLE TO AN AREA AND I THINK IT ATTRACTS BUSINESS TO THE AREA. IT IS SCORING HIGH ON QUALITY OF LIFE IN TRANSPORTATION ESPECIALLY WITH THE MILLER ROAD PROJECT OPENING THAT EAST TO WEST YOU HAVE PEOPLE OUT THERE IN THERE CARS SOMETIMES AND YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SCORE HIGH WITH EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE. I THINK THE AMBIENCE PROVIDED BY THE TRAIL SYSTEM GIVES BUSINESS AND UPSCALE FEELING AND I THINK THAT HELPS DRIVE THE BALANCE ON THE ROAD. THE TERMINOLOGY HAS CHANGED SINCE I LOOKED AT MASTER PLAN BACK IN THE 2000'S. FORGIVE ME IF I AM USING THE WRONG TERM BUT THE ROAD HAS ABOUT 27,000 TOUCHES PER WEEK AND IT'S ONLY GETTING HIGHER WITH THE ADDITION OF THE LAKESIDE AND THE STAFF SAID IT IS A DANGER THERE WITH THE HOUSES WITH BIG CONCRETE BARRIERS TO THEIR HOMES AND IT DID SCORE HIGH IN PUBLIC SAFETY AND SCORED HIGH IN TRANSPORTATION BECAUSE OF THE TOUCHES. IT IS A BEAT UP OLD ROAD THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FIXED IN THE 80S BY A BOND THAT WAS PASSED BUT WE DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED THERE. IT DIDN'T END UP RANKED HIGH ENOUGH IN THE RECOMMENDATION FOR 2021. EAST INDUSTRIAL THE WORST ROAD IN ROWLETT ACCORDING TO THE DCI RANKINGS. IT IS ALSO PART OF THE URBAN VILLAGE AREA AND IT HAS AN ATTRACTIVE ENTRY TO DOWNTOWN PEOPLE WHO COME DOWN THAT WAY. WAS CURIOUS.

I DID A GOOGLE MAP ROUTE TO THE STATION AND GUESS WHAT ROAD IT TAKES YOU THERE? EAST INDUSTRIAL. SO, WE DON'T HAVE TRAFFIC COUNTS FOR IT AND IT IS ONE OF THE THREE MAIN ROUTES INTO THE STATION. THE UPDATE WOULD INCLUDE BOULEVARD STYLE SIDEWALKS JUST LIKE YOU SEE IN MAINSTREET AND IT WOULD CHANGE THE AMBIENCE OF THE AREA AND MAKE IT MORE ATTRACTIVE FOR BUSINESSES THAT MIGHT WANT TO CO-LOCATE NEAR THE STATION WHICH IS SOMETHING YOU WILL TEND TO SEE. THIS IS ONE THAT GENERATED SOME CONCERN IN IT'S RELATIVELY LOW OVERALL REINKING BECAUSE THEY FELT IT WAS VERY IMPORTANT.

I ACTUALLY THINK THIS WAS REVENUE NEUTRAL. IT DID SCORE HIGH.

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AND THEN THIS COURT HIGH WITH SPECIAL CONSIDERATION. THERE WAS A LOT OF SUPPORT ESPECIALLY GIVEN THAT ESSENTIALLY TWO THIRDS OF THIS SYSTEM WAS NOT FUNCTIONING VERY WELL AT THIS POINT. NOW THERE IS MAY BE, THIS PROJECT PROBABLY DID NOT HAVE AS MUCH SUPPORT AS IT DID UNTIL WE HEARD FROM ED IN THE WORK THEY HAD DONE FOLLOWING THE 2015 TORNADO. THEY DID INDIVIDUAL INTERVIEWS AND TALK TO FOLKS AND TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE PROGRAM THAT THE CITY OFFERED IN THE SAME MESSAGE WAS REPEATED OVER AND OVER AND THAT WAS IF YOU ASKED WHEN THEY TOOK COVER AND THE ANSWER WAS WHEN I HEARD THE SIRENS. WE'VE GOT 9-1-1 AND WE'VE GOT GREAT NEWS COVERAGE NOW AND EVEN THE LOCAL STATIONS AND ALL OF THAT WHEN A SIREN GOES OFF YOU KNOW.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE COUNCIL THINGS BUT THIS NEEDS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE BOND PACKAGE.

EMERGING CONTROL THIS IS ABOUT MAINTAINING THE ASSETS THAT WE HAVE.

AND I UNDERSTAND THAT THE STAFF IS SPINNING QUITE A BIT OF MONEY TO ROUTINELY BUILD THE SHORELINE TO KEEP IT FROM WASHING AWAY. THIS PROJECT HAS INFRASTRUCTURE AND QUALITY OF LIFE. IT ACTUALLY HAD A POSITIVE SCORE ON THE IMPACT OF THE BUDGET AND THE IDEA IS ONCE WE GET THROUGH WE WILL SEE WHAT NEEDS TO BE BUILT AND WE WILL HAVE TO SPEND AS MUCH LABOR AND MATERIALS TO SHORE THINGS UP. THIS IS A MULTI PHASE PROJECT AND I DON'T THINK WE HAVE A FULL PROCESS AT THIS POINT FOR ALL THE WORK IT WILL TAKE TO PREVENT I WILL SAY SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS AND WE WILL HAVE TO LOOK AT THIS CLOSELY.

RECOGNIZING THE STATES. THIS ONE WAS EXCLUDED FROM OUR RECOMMENDATION.

THERE WERE A COUPLE REASONS FOR THAT. WE DID THE ASSESSMENT OF THIS PROJECT AND WE FOCUSED HEAVILY ON GROUNDWATER INFILTRATIONS ISSUED AND A POTENTIAL ISSUE GIVING IT A HIGH REGULATORY SCORE AND IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WE DID NOT WANT TO HAVE WITH THE CITY IT WAS PROBABLY A HIGH OPERATION COST TO DO THE PROJECTS.

WE HAD A RECONSIDERATION IN THE PROBLEM REALLY IS MORE OF A COST ISSUE OTHER THAN AN ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE AND THIS IT IS GOING INTO THE CEMETERY IN THE AREA AND THEY ARE SPENDING MORE MONEY THAN WE SHOULD. THIS IS A MULTIPHASE PROJECT THIS IS PHASE ONE AND THERE IS A FOUR PHASE PROJECT AND THERE'S A LOT OF ENGINEERING MONEY IN THIS INITIAL PASS.

$4 MILLION AND BY EXECUTING IT IT LET US BY SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE NEEDED AS FAR AS THE CONCRETE REPLACEMENT AND CONSTRUCTION. THIS IS PHASE 2. I THANK YOU GUYS EITHER HAVE OR ARE ABOUT TO LOOK AT THE DESIGN FOR THAT. I HAVE SEEN THAT THIS LOOKS LIKE A GOOD OPPORTUNITY. I BELIEVE THIS WAS THE NUMBER 4. NUMBER 3 IN THE DEPARTMENT LIST AND IS SCORED WELL IN THIS INFRASTRUCTURE AND THERE'S A LOT OF WORK TO BE DONE.

PAVEMENT REPLACEMENT. THIS ONE PROBABLY DID NOT GET RATED AS HIGH AS IT DESERVES.

I THINK THIS IS A FUNCTION OF INTEGRATING SYSTEM GEARED WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT WE ARE DOING HERE THE IDEA WAS TO AVOID SPENDING LARGE CHUNKS OF MONEY IN THE FUTURE.

WE DON'T HAVE CATEGORIES FOR THAT IN THE RANKINGS PAIR THE BOARD HAD TO FIGHT PRETTY HARD TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET SOME MONEY TO THE STAFF REQUESTED $2 MILLION AND I THINK THAT WAS

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GOING TO BE TAKEN OUT OF THE OPERATIONAL BUDGET . WE WE'RE ABLE TO COME UP WITH 2 MILLION AND WE DID CONSIDER GOING AHEAD AND MAKING IT 3 AND BREAKING OFF A $40 MILLION BUDGET BUT WE THOUGHT THAT THAT WAS NOT THE RIGHT JURISDICTION. IF YOU LOOK AT 50 MILLION AND YOU WANT TO LOOK AT THOSE PROJECTS WE WOULD GO THAT NUMBER UP TO 3 MILLION.

RECONSTRUCTION. I WILL SAY FOR THE FOLKS THAT GET WHEN IT IS REALLY GREAT.

FOR THE FOLKS THAT DON'T, THEY WONDER WHY YOU ARE FIXING SOMEONE ELSE'S ALLEY AND THEY'RE NOT FIXING THE BIG ROAD THAT THEY DRIVE ON. WE DID INCLUDE $10 MILLION OUT OF THE FOUR THAT WE PULLED FROM THE LINCOLN MEADOWS PROJECT BECAUSE THE FEEL I THINK WAS THAT WE WANTED THE NEXT COMPLETION. I CAN TELL YOU THAT LOOKING AT IT FROM ACROSS THE STREET HERE IT LOOKS GREAT. THE NUMBERS DON'T SUPPORT THIS ITEM RAISING HIGH IN THE RANKINGS. THE INITIAL REQUEST WAS FOR 8 AND THREE-QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS WHICH WE HAVE RECOVERED 461 HOMES.

IF YOU DO THE MATH YOU ARE TALKING MAYBE, MAYBE A COUPLE OF THOUSAND TRIPS PER WEEK ON THAT. IT'S NOT A WHOLE LOT COMPARED TO SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

IT DID NOT SCORE AS HIGHLY ON THE TRANSPORTATION AREA AND OF COURSE IT DID SCORE HIGH ON EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE. IT SCORED HIGHLY ON IMPACT AND OPERATIONAL BUDGET AND ON SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS BECAUSE I DON'T THINK THAT THERE WAS A POPULAR DECISION ON THE.

OKAY, TIME FOR YOU GUYS TO TALK. ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS

POINT? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: BRIAN, MAY I SPEAK UP ABOUT SOME OF WHAT WE PASSED OVER BEFORE? THE MAYOR AND THE CITY COUNCIL NOTES?

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: CERTAINLY. GO AHEAD. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: THANK YOU.

MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF THE, I GUESS I HAVE TO PLEAD GUILTY AS BEING ONE OF THE PRIMARY PEOPLE THAT BRIAN WAS TALKING ABOUT AS FAR AS PUBLIC SAFETY AND WHERE OUR REINKING CAME WITH OUR SIGN SYSTEM AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND POLICE DEPARTMENT IN SAPPHIRE BAY. AS WE ALL KNOW THIS SIREN SYSTEM IS VERY CRITICAL TO OUR CITIZENS, TO OUR CITY AND TO OUR FUTURE GROWTH. I ASK YOU MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL TO EVALUATE THIS EVEN THOUGH IN THE REINKING WHERE THEY STOOD THEY ARE VERY, VERY CRITICAL AND WERE CRITICAL TO THE BOARD. THE NUMBERS ARE ONE THING AND AS BRIAN AND I TALKED ABOUT ONE-TIME COMMON SENSE IS SOMETHING ELSE. I GUESS I AM TRYING TO THROW THAT IN RIGHT NOW ABOUT COMMON SENSE.THAT MAY BE HOW CRITICAL THIS IS TO OUR CITY AND SECONDLY IT IS ABOUT SAPPHIRE BAY. OUR POLICE AND OUR FIRE HOW CRITICAL THAT IS FOR THE CITY AND FOR THE GROWTH OF SAPPHIRE BAY TO SHOW THAT IN PRESENCE OF OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT AND POLICE DEPARTMENT BEING RIGHT THERE AND IT IS GROWING AND AS THE PROPERTY STARTS TO GO TO CONDOS AND ONCE THEY START COMING IN THE PEOPLE WILL LOOK VERY CRITICAL. NUMBER ONE IS HOW AM I PROTECTED? WE WILL SEE RIGHT THERE RIGHT ON HANDS THEY WILL SEE HOW THEY ARE PROTECTED.

I ASK YOU, MAYOR AND COUNCIL, ONCE AGAIN TO GRADE THIS ONE VERY HIGH IN YOUR UPCOMING TO GO OVER THE BOARD AND GO OVER WHAT WE HAVE DONE. ONCE AGAIN I DO APOLOGIZE ABOUT STEPPING UP AND TALKING ABOUT THIS BUT I WILL TAKE THE SWORD ON I GUESS BEING THE ONE THERE WAS VERY CRITICAL ABOUT THESE PUBLIC WORKS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

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>> COUNCIL MEMBER: THANK YOU. I SHOULD HAVE ASKED IF ANYONE ELSE FROM THE BOARD WANTED TO ADD ANYTHING TO WHAT I HAD SAID. JACK, YOU'VE GOT THE LONGEST

EXPERIENCE ON THE BOARD DID YOU WANT TO ADD ANYTHING? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A COMMENT MORE PARTICULARLY WITH MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE BOARD THIS YEAR.

YOU DID POINT OUT A LOSS OF EXPERIENCE WITH A NUMBER THAT WERE ON THE PREVIOUS BOARDS BUT I DON'T THINK THAT REALLY MADE A LOT OF DIFFERENCE IN TERMS OF OUR RECOMMENDATION TO THE CITY COUNCIL. AT LEAST FOR WHAT YOU PRESENTED.

I WOULD LIKE TO PRAISE THE CITY STAFF, GARY, WENDY AND ANGIE IN PARTICULAR BECAUSE WHEN EVER WE HAD ANY QUESTIONS THEY WOULD ALWAYS PROVIDE THE ANSWERS. I WOULD LIKE TO ALSO POINT OUT THAT THE REINKING CRITERIA WHICH WERE DEVELOPED FOR USE OF THE 2015 BONDING AND ALSO IN THE 2013 BONDING WERE USED ALSO FOR THIS YEAR'S PRESENTATION TO THE CITY COUNCIL WERE FINALLY USED IN A REALLY REMARKABLE WAY LARGELY BECAUSE OF BRIAN'S ABILITY AND SKILL WITH THE DATA ANALYSIS AND I THINK HE AND MIKE BOLTZ DESERVE A LOT OF CREDIT FOR THE WAY IN WHICHTHE PROJECTS HAVE BEEN RANKED UP INTO THIS POINT. WITH THAT IN MIND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE PROJECTS AS WE HAVE RANKED THEM TOGETHER AS NOEL SAID A LITTLE COMMON SENSE ABOUT BALANCE AND THE DOLLARS AVAILABLE TO PRESENT TO YOU THE BEST CHOICES THAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE FOR USE OF $40 MILLION OVER THREE YEARS. I THINK THIS IS REALLY THE BEST

SELECTION OF PROJECTS POSSIBLE. THAT IS MY COMMENTS. >> THANK YOU DID ANYONE ELSE IN THE BOARD WANT TO JUMP IN? I WOULD ALSO SAY IF ANY OF THE STAFF WANT TO WAY AND I WOULD

WELCOME YOUR COMMENTS, TOO. >> MAYOR: LET'S OPEN IT UP FOR COUNCIL QUESTIONS IF WE COULD.

I'M GOING TO PUT COUNCIL QUESTIONS BEFORE THAT NEXT CONVERSATION IF WE COULD.

COUNSEL, LET ME SEE IF ANYONE HAS THEIR HAND RAISED. I DON'T SEE ANYONE'S HAND RAISED SO I WILL START US OFF WHILE PEOPLE ARE THINKING. PROBABLY THE BIGGEST WELL LET ME PREFACE SOMETHING. WE ARE HERE TONIGHT TO GET YOUR RECOMMENDATION AND TO ASK QUESTIONS AND CLARIFY YOUR RECOMMENDATION. WE ARE NOT HERE TO MAKE FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS. AM I CORRECT WITH THAT? IS THAT EVERYBODY'S UNDERSTANDING? WE WILL HAVE ANOTHER MEETING IN JANUARY I WOULD ASSUME TO HAVE A MORE DETAILED CONVERSATION AND RECOMMENDATION FROM COUNSEL.

IS THAT FAIR? I WILL START US OFF AT THE NUMBER ONE QUESTION I HAVE IS LAKELAND HEIGHT PHASE 2. THAT IS PUBLIC WORKS NUMBER ONE PRIORITY.

WE HAVE DONE PHASE ONE AND ASSUMING WE DID ENGINEERING ALREADY FOR PHASE 2 WE PROMISED THAT NEIGHBORHOOD THAT PHASE 2 WILL BE COMING IN THE NEXT BOND OFFERING.

THAT IS MY PERCEPTION. WHO CAN HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH US?

GARY MACK CIA BE? GO AHEAD GARY. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: THIS IS GARY THE PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR. WE DID THE ENGINEERING ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD WITH PHASE ONE AND 2 FOR PHASE ONE IT IS GOING TO START CONSTRUCTION SOON AND YOU ARE CORRECT THAT THE

ENGINEERING IS COMPLETE. THAT IS PHASE ONE AND PHASE 2. >> THANK YOU GARY.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY ADAMANT ABOUT IS THAT WE DO NOT SPEND MONEY FOR ENGINEERING ON A NEW PROJECT AND THEN NOT FULFILL THAT PROJECTS.

A MERIT ROAD INNER CONNECTOR IS A DIFFERENT SITUATION BECAUSE WE HAVE TO DO THE ENGINEERING TO GET MATCHING FUNDS. IN THE MILLER ROAD JOB IT IS THE SAME.

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THERE ARE DIFFERENT VARIATIONS BUT THIS IS A NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE WE HAD A MEASURED PLAN AND PROCESS AND ALREADY DID THE ENGINEERING FOR PHASE 2. I GUESS I WOULD ASK CIAB AND I KNOW YOU DID THE REINKING BUT THAT WENT TO ME IS PRETTY CRITICAL TO DO.

>> YES AND I WILL SAY WE STRUGGLE WITH THAT BECAUSE WE DID WHERE WE COULD WANT TO DEFER TO THE STAFF PRIORITIES. THEY SPENT A LOT OF TIME ON THIS AND THEY ARE EXPERTS IN BEING ABLE TO MANAGE THESE PROJECTS. WE TRIED LOTS OF DIFFERENT WAYS TO FIT THE $1,634,000 INTO THE 40 MILLION. HAD IT'S NOT BEEN FOR THE $3 MILLION IN CONCRETE REPLACEMENT AND THE $1.6 MILLION IN DRAINAGE THAN IT COULD'VE PROBABLY BEEN IN THERE. FOR THAT VERY REASON. WE HAD DONE THE ENGINEERING AND IT'S NOT A HUGE TICKET ITEM. ONE THING YOU WILL NOTE THROUGH MOST OF THIS IS THAT WE PAID ATTENTION WHEN THERE WAS A PROJECTS COMING ON LIKE THE LAKELAND HEIGHTS WHERE WE WERE ABOUT TO SPEND $1.2 MILLION IN ENGINEERING AND ABOUT 2 AND HALF MILLION IN CONSTRUCTION AND CREATED A FUTURE LIABILITY FOR OTHER BONDS. THAT AT LEAST IN MY MIND CAME INTO PLAY LOOKING AT THOSE PROJECTS. YOU DO CREATE EXPECTATIONS.

YOU DON'T WANT TO DO THE ENGINEERING AND THEN THROW THE MONEY AWAY.

YOU'VE DONE PHASE ONE YOU NEED TO PROCEED ON. WE STRUGGLED WITH BALANCING I HATE TO SAY THIS AND THE NEED FOR THE MANY VERSES THE NEED FOR THE FEW.

80,000 TRIPS UP AND DOWN MILLER ROAD IS A LOT OF TRIPS COULD. > MAYOR: $50 MILLION IS A LOT

OF DOLLARS, TOO. WE ARE NOT HERE ¦ >> COUNCIL MEMBER: I WOULD COUNTER THAT MAYOR IF WE ARE TALKING ABOUT MILLER ROAD BETWEEN 5 AND 7 1/2 IF WE CAN GET THE FUNDING THAT IS EXPECTED FOR A MAJOR THOROUGHFARE.

>> MAYOR: WE ARE NOT HERE TO ARGUE THE POINTS BUT I WANTED TO UNDERSTAND THAT.

IT WAS A HIGH PRIORITY TO Y'ALL AND IT WAS A NUMBERS GAME. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: GIVE ME 41 MILLION AND IT IS IN THERE! EVERYBODY'S HANDS BECAUSE OF SO MANY PANELISTS AND PARTICIPANTS SO IF ANYONE HAS A QUESTION

MATT, I JUST SAW YOU RAISE YOUR HANDS. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: I USUALLY DON'T FORGET TO TURN OFF MUTE. FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO SAY THAT THIS IS ONLY THE SECOND BONDS ANALYSIS THAT I HAVE BEEN THROUGH BUT THIS IS ABSOLUTELY STELLAR.

THE WAY YOU GUYS PUT THIS TOGETHER AND FRAMED IT IN THE ANALYSIS IS SPOT ON.

WHAT IS REALLY COOL IS YOU PUT ALL OF THESE THINGS TOGETHER AND THINGS KIND OF CAME TO THE TOP THAT I WOULD HAVE PUT TO THE TOP EVEN WITHOUT DOING THE REALLY COOL ANALYSIS THAT YOU DID. BRAVO TO YOU GUYS AND ALL YOUR HARD WORK.

I HAD A QUICK QUESTION BECAUSE I DO TOTALLY AGREE WITH THE PARKS PIECE OF IT AND MAKING SURE THAT WE GET THE PHASE 2 DONE IN THE NEXT ROUND BUT I DON'T SEE ANYTHING ON HERE ABOUT HOCKEY RINK THE IN-LINE HOCKEY RINK AND WE MADE A PROMISE THAT WE WOULDN'T TEAR THAT DOWN WITHOUT HAVING A PLAN TO REPLACE IT AND THIS MIGHT NOT BE THE TIME TO DO IT BUT IF WE KEEP THAT ON THERE WE NEED TO SEE THAT PLAN I DIDN'T KNOW IF WE NEEDED TO PUT MONEY OUT

OF THIS BOND TO HELP PLAY FOR THAT. >> THAT IS ACTUALLY THE PHASE 2 AND THAT'S THE BACK HALF AND THIS IS WHERE THE HOCKEY RINK CURRENTLY SITS HERE AND WE ARE MEETING WITH THE LEAGUE AND WE DO HAVE SOME FUNDING TO WORK OUT AND WE DO HAVE MANY FROM THE 2013 BONDS TO START THAT PROCESS, TOO. ABSOLUTELY KEEPING THAT IN MIND AND THAT'S WHAT WE DID PHASE 2 THIS TIME INCIDENT PHASE 3 WHICH IS THE FRONTLINE AND THAT COULD SPEND A COUPLE MORE SEASONS BEFORE WE HAVE TO MOVE THEM.

>> THANK YOU. >> MAYOR: ANY OTHER HANDS? BRIAN?

>> SPEAKER: MAYOR, UST A COMMENTS. I APPRECIATED MATT'S COMMENTS BECAUSE I THOUGHT THE BOARD DID A STELLAR JOB AND BRIAN WITH HIS ANALYTICAL MIND AND SPREADSHEETS REALLY HELPED THE TEAM TO GET THROUGH TO A $50 MILLION WORTH OF PROJECTS AND STILL COME UP WITH A LIST THAT IS FUNDABLE. I LOOK AT THIS LIKE A SAID

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DUCAL PUZZLE THAT DOES NOT HAVE A PERFECT ANSWER. YOU KNOW YOU TRY TO SHOEHORN IN THESE TREMENDOUS PRIORITIES INTO $40 MILLION AND IF WE DO 50 THEN OTHER THINGS BECOME POSSIBLE IF YOU DO MORE. WHAT THE BOARD WANTED TO DO WAS TO GIVE COUNSEL A LIST OF TIES AT ONE BUCKET LEVEL $XL MILLION AND THEN THEY ADDED THE SECOND RECOMMENDATION IF WE DID 50.

I WANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT IT'S NOT THAT THEY WOULD NOT HAVE WANTED TO PUT THE STATE IN THERE IT'S JUST REALIZING THE CONSTRAINTS OF HOW DO YOU HAVE A BOND ELECTION WITHOUT ANY ALLEY IMPROVEMENTS? THERE'S ALSO THE CONCRETE REPLACEMENT STRATEGY THAT WE CAME UP WITH THIS SUMMER. ALL OF THAT CAME INTO PLAY. YOU CAN SEE THE STRUGGLE THAT WE HAD AT TIMES JUST TRYING TO GET THIS IN A BOX THAT FITS IT REALIZING THE BOWTIE IS NOT QUITE AS PRETTY AS WE WOULD LIKE. I REALLY RESPECT THE WORK BUT OBVIOUSLY WE'VE GOT TO GET DOWN NOW TO WHAT IS THE GOOD COMMUNITY PRIORITY?

>> ONE COMMENTS DID I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE SAYING. IT IS MY INTENSE TWO MAKE THIS TOOL AVAILABLE AND I'M NOT SURE HOW YOU WOULD WANT TO MANAGE THAT BUT WE DID FIND IT VERY VALUABLE THROUGH OUR DISCUSSIONS AND BEING ABLE TO INSTANTLY MOVE PROJECTS IN AND OUT AND SEE THE RESULTS AND THE EFFECT ON THE BOTTOM LINE GO FOR THE BONDS AS WELL AS THE WARRANTS. MY EXPECTATION WAS TO TURN THIS OVER TO YOUR TEAM TO WORK WITH COUNSEL AND I WOULD CERTAINLY BE HAPPY TO HELP YOU IF THAT IS NEEDED AND PROVIDING TECHNICAL

SUPPORT THAT YOU MIGHT NEED OTHERWISE. >> MAYOR: I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A COMMENT BECAUSE I WANT SOME INTELLIGENCE BETWEEN NOW AND WHEN WE START MAKING DECISIONS ON THIS NEXT TOPIC. YOU KNOW, NOTWITHSTANDING WHAT IS ALREADY SAID ABOUT THE SIREN SYSTEM I WOULD NOT PRIORITIZE THAT HIGH AND I NEED SOME PRETTY HEAVY CONVINCING FROM A PERSONAL STANDPOINT TO PRIORITIZE THAT HIGHER. HERE IS MY THOUGHT PROCESS AND WE DON'T HAVE TO TALK ABOUT IT IN DETAIL. WE CAN IF WE WANT TO.

I JUST WANT SOME INTELLIGENCE BETWEEN NOW AND DECISION-MAKING TIME.

WHAT ARE OTHER COMMUNITIES DOING? WHAT ARE THE BEST PRACTICES ON THE NEW SIREN SYSTEM? IT'S BEEN GRILLED INTO MY HEAD FOR THE LAST SEVEN OR EIGHT YEARS THAT THE PURPOSE OF AN OUTDOOR SIREN SYSTEM IS TO GET PEOPLE WHO ARE OUTDOORS INDOORS. IN THE EVENT OF A WEATHER EVENTS.

WHEN I THINK BACK AND IT'S NOT, ALL THESE OTHER TOOLS ARE TO KEEP US SAFE.

THE REVERSE 9-1-1 AND ALL THE OTHER NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS. WHEN I THINK BACK TO THE TORNADO ABSOLUTELY THAT SIREN WAS VERY CRITICAL. WHEN I LOOKED AT THAT EVENT IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT I WAS GETTING NOTIFICATIONS ON MY PHONE, BLOWING UP THAT A MAJOR STORM WAS HITTING OUR COMMUNITY AND I JUST WONDER IF PEOPLE'S IMPRESSION FROM THAT TIME IS BASED ON OLD TECHNOLOGY INSTEAD OF CURRENT TECHNOLOGY? AT THE RISK OF SAYING THIS OUT LOUD TO THE COMMUNITY A LITTLE CONCERNED ABOUT SPENDING 1+ MILLION DOLLARS ON OLD TECHNOLOGY WHEN THERE IS SO MUCH NEW TECHNOLOGY TO KEEP US SAFE IN THESE EVENTS AND WHEN IT HAS BEEN GRILLED INSIDE MY HEAD BY NEIL AND BY ED THAT THE ONLY REASON YOU HAVE A SIREN SYSTEM IS IN THE RARE EVENT THAT SOMEONE IS OUTSIDE IN A STORM THAT THEY HEAR IT AND THEN THEY RUN INSIDE FOR COVER TO FIND OUT WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE STORM.

I AM GETTING A LITTLE BIT OF CONFLICTING UNDERSTANDING. IT IS A LOT OF MONEY.

THAT IS A COMMENT THAT I WOULD HAVE. >> CAN I MAKE A STATEMENT? HEAR WHAT YOU ARE SAYING MARY. I WOULD ARGUE THAT IT'S NOT AN OLD TECHNOLOGY IS JUST A DIFFERENT WAY OF ALERTING PEOPLE AND MANY CITIES HAVE BONDED OUT OF THIS AS WELL.

FOR EXAMPLE, ARLEN IS JUST REDID THEIR ENTIRE SYSTEM AND IT IS NOT JUST UPDATING IT

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BECAUSE THE SIRENS AREN'T WORKING. THEY ARE UPDATING IT BECAUSE THEY ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO HACKING FOR THE OLDER SYSTEMS ARE BECAUSE THEY ARE ON A OLD SYSTEM. NOT A DIGITALLY EQUIPPED SYSTEM.

IT COULD BE HACKED AND THEN SET OFF BY SOMEBODY WHICH COULD CREATE PANIC IN THE COMMUNITY.

THAT IS ANOTHER THING TO THINK ABOUT. ALSO WE HAVE SEVERAL SIRENS THAT ARE BROKEN AND DO NOT WORK. AND THAT CREATE SOME ISSUES AS WELL WITH SAFETY. THAT IS SOME OTHER POINTS TO THINK ABOUT AS WELL.

IT'S NOT JUST NEEDING TO REPLACE THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE OLD.

IT IS ALSO BECAUSE SOME OF THEM DON'T WORK, THEY ARE OLD SYSTEMS AND THEN TO, THEY ARE PSUSCEPTIBLE TO HACKING. DALLAS, MESQUITE AND I BELIEVE ARLAND DID AS WELL.T

HAPPENS. >> MAYOR: IT DOES HAPPEN AND MY BALL POINT ON THAT WITH EVERYONE ELSE IS EVERY TIME WE HAVE A STORM PEOPLE SAY THEY DIDN'T HEAR A SIREN AND WE SAY THAT SIREN IS BROKEN DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT TOO MUCH BECAUSE OF SOME OF THE SIRENS OF FOUR PER THE SIRENS ARE ONLY OUT THERE FOR THE PURPOSE OF TAKING COVER IN THE EVENT THAT YOU MIGHT BE OUTSIDE. MY POINT IS I FEEL LIKE WE TELL A LITTLE BIT OF A TWO-SIDED STORY. EVERY TIME SOMEONE IN THE COMMUNITY SAYS I COULDN'T HEAR THE SIREN, SHOULDN'T OUR RESPONSE BE ON MY GOSH THAT'S TERRIBLE YOU SHOULD ALWAYS BE ABLE TO HEAR THE SIREN. WE ARE TRYING TO GET FUNDING TO FIX IT BUT THAT HAS NOT BEEN OUR RESPONSE. OUR RESPONSE HAS BEEN YOU SHOULD BE USING THE NONSYSTEM.

YOU SHOULD BE B&. I THINK WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF CONFLICT THERE.

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: MAYER, I THINK I ASKED A LOT OF QUESTIONS THAT YOU ARE POSING AS PART OF OUR LUA'S AND PROCESS THAT WE SENT TO THE CHIEF AND WE DID GET A RESPONSE BACK FROM ED AND I WOULD BE HAPPY TO FORWARD THAT EMAIL RESPONSE TO LAURA FOR DISTRIBUTION FOR YOU GUYS. SHE TWO THINGS THAT I'M THINKING OF WITH YOUR COMMENTS.

ONE IS AND MAYBE IT IS JUST ME BUT I AM WATCHING THE NEWS, WATCHING MY PHONE AND ALL OF THAT STUFF AND FRANKLY WHEN I HEAR A STORM IS GETTING CLOSE AND MY WIFE WILL GIVE ME A HARD TIME I OPEN THE FRONT DOOR AND I OPEN THE FRONT DOOR AND LOOK. IF I HEAR THE SIREN I'M HEADING FOR MY SHELTER BUT NOT UNTIL I HEAR THE SIREN IN MY HEADING TOWARDS THE SHELTER.

THE $1.3 MILLION + SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF MONEY BUT IF YOU DO THE MATH IT IS $20 AHEAD.

>> AGAIN, I JUST WANT A LITTLE MORE UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN NOW AND WHEN WE MAKE THE DECISION MAKING. THE LAST THING WE WANT TO DO IS PUT A LOT OF MONEY INTO TECHNOLOGY THAT PEOPLE AREN'T NECESSARILY EVEN USING. AT THE RISK OF BRINGING THAT UP IN A LIVE ENVIRONMENT I AM NOT TRYING TO REDUCE THE PUBLIC SAFETY OF THIS COMMUNITY.

THAT IS THE LAST THING WE WANT TO DO. I ALSO WANT TO USE TAXPAYER

DOLLARS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY IN THE BEST WAY WE CAN. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: I THINK IT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU COULD FORWARD THE EMAIL FROM ED TO THE COUNCIL.

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: I WAS RIDING THAT ACTION DOWN RIGHT NOW. >> MAYOR: THE OTHER HAND RACE

AGAIN? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: IT IS NOT ABOUT SIREN SO YOU WANTED TO GO

TO ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT SIRENS AND FINISH THAT. >> MAYOR: IS IT ABOUT THE ALLEYS?

FINISH THE SIREN TALK FIRST. >> MAYOR: ANY OTHER SIREN TALK? >> SPEAKER: YES, THIS IS JEFF.

ONE OF THE NOTATIONS THAT WE HAD TO WORK WITHIN REGARDS TO THE SIRENS IS THAT WE UNDERSTOOD OR IT WAS TOLD TO US THAT 30 PERCENT OF THE SYSTEM DOES NOT WORK AND 30 PERCENT OF THE SYSTEM IS FRAGILE ENOUGH THAT IT MIGHT NOT WORK. THAT LEAVES ESSENTIALLY FOUR PERCENT OF THE SYSTEM WORKING AND THAT'S THE REASON IT RANKED SO HIGH.

>> I HEAR YOU. AGAIN OUR STORY SHOULD BE CONSISTENT WITH THAT IN A STORY SHOULDN'T BE DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT IT'S NOT IMPORTANT HERE IN OUR STORY SHOULD BE ON MY GOSH IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT AND WERE TRYING TO GET FUNDING FOR IT. IF YOU LIKE WE'VE BEEN TALKING

OUT OF BOTH SIDES OF OUR MOUTHS. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: WHAT I UNDERSTAND IS THAT THERE IS NO SIREN COVERAGE FOR SAPPHIRE BAY.

>> MAYOR: ALL RIGHT. MATT? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: YES, BACK TO THE ROADS FOR A SECOND. I AGREE WITH THE MAYOR. IF WE SPENT ENGINEERING COST I

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THINK THAT IS WHEN THE TAKE HIGH-PRIORITY GOOD AND PWONDERING IF YOU CAN ROCK WALK ME THROUGH THIS A LITTLE BIT AND MAYBE GO MORE IN DEPTH OF THE MILLER ROAD 66.

WE DEBATED BACK AND FORTH WHICH WAS GOING TO GET LAST FLEET DONE IN THE LAST BOND PACKAGE AND IT'S AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT ROAD THAT NEEDS TO BE REDONE AND THA'S WHY IS SCORED SO HIGH ON THE RATINGS. IT SERVES A LOT MORE PEOPLE AND A LOT MORE BENEFIT THAN ALLIE AND EVERYONE KNOWS MY PUSH ON ALLEYS AND WHY THAT IS AND WHERE IT COMES FROM.

JUST WALK ME THROUGH SOME OF THAT DECISION PROCESS AND QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT.

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: OKAY. WE HAD A LOT OF CONVERSATIONS OVER COUPLE DIFFERENT MEETINGS AND OBVIOUSLY CITY STAFF IS HELPFUL IN LOOKING AT THIS. OUR UNDERSTANDING WAS EVEN IF WE DON'T BONDED THIS OUT WE HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THE RIGHT-OF-WAY RIGHT NOW AND WE MIGHT NOT GET ANY ACTION FOR A FEW YEARS. THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT IS AND IT'S A FAIRLY STRONG SENSE FROM THE BOARD THAT WE WANT TO DELIVER SOME BIG PROJECTS BECAUSE THAT TELLS PEOPLE THAT THE BOND MONEY IS DOING WELL. WE LOOKED AT THE THREE PROJECTS AND WE TALKED ABOUT WHAT BROUGHT US HERE TO THESE TYPES OF PROJECTS.

THEY ARE ON THE RADAR, THESE OTHER MAJOR CAPITAL PROGRAMS THAT GET FUNDED ARE THE INNER CONNECTORS HERE THEY ARE PRETTY FAR DOWN THE PATH. WE HAVE A LOT OF CONVERSATION ABOUT THAT IT IS PRETTY CAN LEAD IMPORTANT AND THE IDEA WAS FOR THE SAME MONEY ESSENTIALLY $1.5 MILLION WE CAN DOUBLE DOWN ON MERIT. WE CAN DEMONSTRATE TO THE EXTERNAL FUNDERS THAT WE ARE SERIOUS AND WERE GOING TO GET IT DONE AND MOVE THIS PROJECT FORWARD TO COMPLETION. OR, AGAIN, WE CAN INCH OUR WAY FORWARD ON ALL THREE.

AT THE END OF 2024 WE CAN COME BACK TO THE VOTERS AND SAY WELL, WE WANT MORE MONEY FOR THE SAME THREE PROJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN DONE. I THINK YOU CAN GO TO THE WELL SO MANY TIMES AND THEY SAY YOU'RE JUST NOT DOING IT. THROW DOWN THE MONEY OR THRONE ON THE PEOPLE, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. I TEND TO SPEAK MY OPINION AND IF ANYONE ON THE BOARD FEELS DIFFERENT ABOUT THE CONVERSATION PLEASE SPEAK UP.

IF YOU DON'T MIND. BRIAN. A LOT OF PEOPLE TALK TO BRIAN AND THE CIAB AND WE DON'T KNOW WHETHER TALKING ABOUT THEY SEE BRIAN WHAT ABOUT THIS AND BRIAN WHAT ABOUT THIS? HERE IS A COMMENTS I WANT TO ADD.

THREE OF THE BIGGEST TRANSPORTATION PROJECT THE MILLER ROAD BRIDGE, THE NEXT SECTION OF CHEESE ARE ROAD AND THE MERRITT ROAD IN OUR CONNECTOR, WE RECEIVED A GRANT DOLLARS FROM DALLAS COUNTY. NOT ENOUGH TO DO THE PROJECT BUT THE GOAL WAS THAT IT WOULD BE SEED MONEY IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO GET BIGGER GRANT DOLLARS WHICH YOU CAN SEE HOW WE ARE STRUGGLING AROUND A $40 MILLION BOND ISSUE. IF WE TRIED TO DO THE BRIDGE BY OURSELVES IT IS A REGIONAL EFFORT. IT CAN'T BE JUST A LOCAL EFFORT. ONE THING THAT THE PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR FOR BROUGHT UP IS THAT WE ARE IN THIS FIRST PHASE. AS YOU GUYS KNOW WE HAVE TWO SOLVE FOR THE RIGHT-OF-WAY ISSUE BUT UP AGAINST THE RAILROAD TRACKS WE HAVE TO SOLVE FOR BEING ABLE TO ACQUIRE THE RIGHT-OF-WAY WE NEED AND THE COUNCIL IS ALREADY SEEN SEVERAL DIFFERENT OPTIONS WE ARE CONSIDERING. PART OF IT IS WAS TO BELIEVE THAT IT IS GOING TO TAKE MORE THAN JUST A CURRENTS BOND CYCLE THAT WE ARE IN TO FINISH THIS PROJECT.

WHAT GARY WAS RECOMMENDING GIVEN THE PARTIES OF COURSE IS THAT WE PUSH THAT ONE OFF TO THE 2024 BOND ELECTION WHERE WE WILL ACTUALLY BE READY TO START THE NEXT CYCLE.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THE GRANT WE GOT FROM DALLAS COUNTY, WE HAVE ALREADY MET THE MATCH

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BECAUSE OF PHASE 1. WHAT THEY DID IS COMBINED THIS ROAD INTO ONE PROJECTS.

WE HAVE ALREADY MET OUR MATCH ON THAT. THE RIDGE AND THE MERIT IN OUR CONNECTOR WE SOUGHT TO MATCH. THE MERRITT ROAD IN OR TO DELAY IN OUR CONNECTOR THIS IS WHAT WE BELIEVE WOULD BE OUR MATCH IF WE WE'RE ABLE TO SECURE FUNDING FROM THE COG OR FROM THE FEDS. SAME THING ON MILLER ROAD BRIDGE.

THIS IS THAT IT WOULD BE A MATCHING COMPONENT BUT BY THE TIME YOU PUSH THESE PROJECTS FORWARD TO GET FUNDING IT MAY CHANGE BUT WHAT I THINK THE BOARD WANTED TO DO IS TO DO OUR PART TO MATCH THOSE GRANT FUNDS AND TRY TO MOVE THE BALL FORWARD AT LEAST ON THOSE BIGGER TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS. RECOGNIZING THAT TO TRY TO DO THOSE PROJECTS OURSELVES WOULD

BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT WITH THE FUNDS THAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: I UNDERSTAND ALL THAT THE PART THAT MAKES SENSE IS IF WE ARE LOOKING AT THAT IT MAKES MORE SENSE TO PUT TEASER DOWN TO THE NEXT BOND BECAUSE IT WILL BE DONE WITH THE PART THAT WE WOULD HAVE DONE. IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE TO ME AS WHY WE WOULD WANT TO DO THAT.

UNDERSTAND THAT IF EVERYTHING WAS IN LINE MY RECOMMENDATION WOULD BE TOO NOT FIND ALLEYS BUT TO PUT MORE TOWARDS CHEESE UP BECAUSE IT WILL HAVE A BIGGER IMPACT THAT THE TIMING

DOES MAKE SENSE TO ME. THANK YOU. >> MAYOR: I KNOW HOW CERTAIN PEOPLE FEEL ABOUT ALLEYS BUT WE CAN'T PUT ALLIE FUNDING AT ZERO.

IT TOOK A BUNCH OF ALLIE FUNDING OUT OF THE GENERAL FUNDS.

PEOPLE STILL HAVE TO MAINTAIN PEOPLE'S HOUSE VALUES AND WE SOUGHT TO GET INTO PEOPLE'S GARAGES. WE HAVE ALLEYS THAT LOOK LIKE WAR ZONES.

WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO CORRECT THAT INFRASTRUCTURE. WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT INFRASTRUCTURE BELIEVE IT OR NOT. IT AFFECTS A LOT OF HOUSEHOLDS BUT IT DOESN'T SIT WELL WITH THE HOUSEHOLDS IT DOES AFFECT. HE CAN'T GET INTO THEIR GARAGES AND WE CAN'T MAINTAIN THE VALUE OF THEIR HOUSE BECAUSE INFRASTRUCTURE THAT WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR IS NOT GETTING FIXED AT ALL. I AM CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT IS OUR TOTAL INVESTMENT IN ALLEYS ANNUALLY WITH ONLY THE $2 MILLION ALLOCATED.

WE HAD DECADES AND DECADES ESTIMATED TO FIX ALLEYS IN THIS COMMUNITY WHEN WE WERE FUNDING IT AT A MUCH HIGHER LEVEL. I HEAR YOU BUT I'M REALLY CONCERNED THE OTHER WAY.

THAT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY PAIRED SIDEWALKS ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF RESIDENTS, ALLEYS AND STREETS ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CITY. SO.

IT LOOKED LIKE HE WANTED TO SAY SOMETHING MICAH? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH YOU. YOU CANNOT UNDO WHAT IS ALREADY DONE AND OF COURSE GOING FORWARD WE ARE TRYING TO ENCOURAGE DEVELOPMENT THAT DOESN'T UTILIZE ALLEYS FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT. BUT, TO THE MAYOR! WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO THE HOMEOWNER WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT. THOSE ALLEYS HAVE TO BE MAINTAINED AND IN USABLE CONDITION. I AGREE WITH THE MAYOR THAT LIKE IT OR NOT WE ABSOLUTELY HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTINUE TO FUND ALLIE REPAIR

OR REPLACEMENT. >> MAYOR: WHAT ELSE GUYS? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: DO YOU WANT

TO TALK ABOUT THE $50 MILLION RECOMMENDATION? >> MAYOR: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR

THAT? >> MAYOR: I THINK THAT'S A GOOD IDEA TO LOOK AT.

HERE IS THE 50 MILLION HIGHLIGHTED IN BLUE AND THAT IS WHERE WE ADDED MONEY IN.

AS I MENTIONED EARLIER IT LOOKS LIKE SOME OF THE EARLIER SCENARIOS COULD BE DOUBLE DOWN TO TRY TO GET IT DOWN TO THE THREE YEAR PERIOD. THEY PULLED IN NELSON ROAD WHICH IS THE ENTRY AND WE HAVE NOT ALL OF THE URBAN VILLAGE CONCEPT BUT THE EAST AND WEST COMPONENTS AND A HUGE APARTMENT COMPLEX GOING IN THERE. THAT WILL NCE THAT WE THOUGHT MIGHT DRIVE THE DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA AND TAX REVENUE UP.

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NEXT IN THE PARTY LIST FOR THE PARKS I THINK THERE WERE SOME INFRASTRUCTURE TYPE OF THINGS THAT WOULD GIVE US SOME FENCING AND SPRINKLERS AND GET THE MAINTENANCE STUFF DONE.

THE COMMUNITY PARK WAS THE NEXT PHASE IN THE ONGOING PROJECT. THE PAVEMENT REPLACEMENT PROJECT WE INVESTED TWO POINT MILLION ANOTHER 2.5 MILLION TO THE RECONSTRUCTION.

THEN WE DID HAVE TWO ADD IN 1/2 MILLION DOLLARS ON THE SIDEWALK PROGRAM BECAUSEWE FELT THAT WITH THE FIVE PUBLIC INPUT PROJECTS WE RECEIVED THIS WAS IN A SENSE THE MOST DOABLE.

THERE ARE SECTIONS IN THE CITY WHERE THERE AREN'T SIDEWALKS. SIDEWALKS ARE CONSIDERED PART OF OUR TRAIL SYSTEM AND WHERE THEY AREN'T I COULD POINT TO A COUPLE DIFFERENT PLACES WHERE I HAVE SEEN THE END OF THE SIDEWALK AND THEN YOU WALK ACROSS THE GRASS AND YOU CAN GET BACK ON THE SIDEWALK AND YOU WILL BENEFIT FROM THAT KIND OF MONEY.

THOSE WERE THINGS THAT WE BROUGHT IN AND I CAN BRING UP THE NEXT 10 MILLION.

60 MILLION PICKED UP THE PROJECT DIMENSION WE GOT PRETTY FAR DOWN THE LIST WE HIT 60

MILLION. >> MAYOR: THANK YOU. HAVE A QUESTION.

WE DIDN'T REALLY TALK MUCH ABOUT INDUSTRIAL. HE GAVE A GOOD SYNOPSIS OF THAT. YOU KNOW, PART OF THE, I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT THE PART OF INDUSTRIAL ON YOUR LIST BUT THE INDUSTRIAL PARK BACK BEHIND THE POLICE STATION THERE ARE MULTIPLE ROADS BACK THERE. WHERE ARE THOSE ON THIS LIST OR ANY LIST?

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: LET'S PULL THIS UP. LET'S SEE.

THE BUSINESS PARK RIGHT HERE? >> MAYOR: THAT'S WHAT THAT IS. OKAY.

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: AGAIN THAT WAS A PHASE 1+ ENGINEERING AND ACTUALLY WE TALKED A BIT ABOUT THAT AND I THINK AGAIN WE LOOK AT THE RANKINGS REALLY QUICK AND THAT FELL IN THE MID-AREA FOR TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC SAFETY. IT REALLY DOES NEED AN UPGRADE AND I WILL WAS THERE THE OTHER DAY AND LATELY I HAVE BEEN COMING DOWN THE ROAD AND I SAW AN 18 WHEELER PARKED IN THE RIGHT LANE WAITING TO MAKE THAT CORNER.

5:00 AND EVERYONE IS COMING OUT OF THE INDUSTRIAL AREA. OF COURSE IT DOESN'T HAVE EXCELLENT FUNDING CAPABILITY, QUALITY OF LIFE IT IS IN EFFECT RESIDENTS AND THE SPECIAL CONSIDERATION DID NOT GET IT. IT NEEDS TO BE DONE SOON. IT DIDN'T MAKE THE CUT THIS

TIME BUT 2024 ¦ >> COUNCIL MEMBER: IT ALSO HAS A DIRECT ECONOMIC IMPACT SO IMAGINE THOSE BUSINESSES. SOME BUSINESSES MIGHT NOT WANT TO MOVE BACK THERE BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO GO 5 MPH JUST GET BACK THERE GIVEN THE STATE OF THE ROAD.

>> I DID IN THE ENGINEERING REPORT THAT GARY PROVIDED, THAT ROAD WAS EXTREMELY UNDER ENGINEERED WHEN IT WAS PUT IN. THIS IS FOR THE TRUCKS AND STUFF GOING IN AND OUT OF THEIR. OF COURSE IT'S NOT LIKELY TO ATTRACT A HIGH VOLUME COMMERCIAL TRAFFIC LIKE A RESTAURANT. IT IS AN INDUSTRIAL PARK.

IF YOUR JOB IS BACK THERE YOU'RE GOING TO DRIVE BACK THERE WHETHER YOU ARE DRIVING

FIVE, 15 OR 20. >> MAYOR: IS A TOUGH ISSUE. THERE'S A LOT OF TOUGH ISSUES.

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: WAS IT $140 MILLION? IS THAT WHAT IT WAS? I HAVE A FEW MORE SLIDES OUT THERE THAT ARE SIMILAR. DID LAURA SEND OUT THE PRESENTATION? I WANTED HER TO DO THAT. THIS IS ADDITIONAL AND I'M GOING TO SHOW THEM TO YOU I'M NOT REALLY GOING TO TALK ABOUT THEM AT THIS POINT.

>> MAYOR: I DON'T THINK WE GOT THE PRESENTATION IN EMAIL. >> MAYOR: SAME THING.

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IT JUST GOES THROUGH WHY WE ARE OUT OF THE THINGS THAT WE WERE ADDING.

WE WILL MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THAT SEPARATE FROM ALL THE OTHER DISCUSSIONS.

THAT WAS IT. >> MAYOR: CAN YOU PULL THE PRESENTATION DOWN?

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: I'M SORRY. >> MAYOR: YOU ARE GOOD. WHAT ELSE GUYS?

ANYBODY? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: THAT WAS IT FOR TONIGHT IN TERMS OF THE PRESENTATION AS INDICATED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING WE WILL BE SETTING UP A SPECIAL WORK SESSION WITH THE COUNCIL IN JANUARY TO BE ABLE TO START TAKING ALL THIS INFORMATION IN TOGETHER. AS YOU KNOW WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A BOND ELECTION IN MAY AND THAT MEANS IT WILL HAVE TO BE READY WITH THE BOND ORDINANCE IN FEBRUARY.

SO, THIS PROCESS AFTER THE MONTHS AND WEEKS OF WORKING ON IT NOW MOVES TO COUNSEL IN JANUARY. SO, AGAIN I WANT TO PERSONALLY THANK THE BOARD FOR THEIR WORK ON THIS. I THINK A LOT OF WORK WENT INTO IT BEFORE COVID BUT THE CRITICAL WORK HAD TO BE DONE IN ABOUT 6 TO 7 WEEKS AND THEY PULLED IT OFF AND THEY DID A FANTASTIC JOB TO GET US TO THE STAGE SO THAT COUNSEL CAN START HAVING THE DIALOGUE THAT THEY

WILL IN JANUARY. >> MAYOR: BY A SHOW OF HANDS HOW MANY WERE DULY ON THE BOARD WERE MATTED US WHEN WE INTERVIEWED YOU AND SAID THAT WE NEEDED HELP ON CIAB?

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: I PERSONALLY WANT TO THANK WHITNEY FROM TELLING ME TO JUMP FROM THE

FRYING PAN INTO THE FIRE. >> MAYOR: I REMEMBER BRIAN SENDING ME A MESSAGE GULFPORT

OR CIAB? AND I SAID BRIAN, CIAB! >> COUNCIL MEMBER: HE WAS

REALLY PUSHING GOLF. >> MAYOR: REALLY APPRECIATE IT GUYS IT'S HARD WORK.

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: I THINK EVERYBODY ON THE BOARD IS GLAD. WE ALL PULL TOGETHER REALLY

HARD OVER THE LAST SIX WEEKS. >> MAYOR: WE WILL NEED YOUR HELP GETTING THE MESSAGE OUT TO THE PUBLIC. WE WILL MAKE SOME DECISIONS AND DO THE BEST WE CAN WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS BUT WE WILL NEED HELP WITH INFORMING THE PUBLIC OF WHY WE ARE GOING DOWN

SOME OF THESE ROADS. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: WE WILL BE YOUR SIREN SYSTEM FOR YOU.

>> MAYOR: I'M NEVER GOING TO WIN THAT ARGUMENT!

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: I AM STAYING QUIET! SOON I WILL GET EMAILS, BELIEVE ME.

QUIET! ! ALL RIGHT, ANYTHING ELSE?

MARTHA YOU HAD YOUR HANDS UP? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: I WANT TO SAY REALLY QUICK AND THROUGH MY KUDOS INTO THE WHOLE BOARD. ESPECIALLY WITH THE SHORT TIMEFRAME THAT YOU GUYS HAD TO DO THIS IN. HAVING SERVED ON THE 115 AND 2018 CIAB ONE AS A LIAISON AND ON THE COUNCIL AND THE BOARD I KNOW THE WORK THAT YOU HAD TO DO AND YOU DID IT IN SUCH A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME AND THAT IS AMAZING. THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SACRIFICES THAT YOU MAKE TO BE ABLE TO GET THIS TO US AND GREAT JOB.

I REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO LOOKING OVER ALL OF YOUR SLIDES IN MORE DETAIL AND MAKING SOME

DECISIONS IN JANUARY. >> MAYOR: ALL RIGHT. ARE WE CONCLUDED WITH BUSINESS? OKAY. BRIAN, WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADJOURN YOUR MEETING?

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: IF ANYONE OBJECTS, OTHERWISE I HEREBY ADJOURN THE CIAB BOARD MEETING OF DECEMBER 10, 2020 AND WE WILL SEE YOU GUYS IN EARLY

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