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>> MAYOR: GOOD AFTERNOON LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. IT IS 5.02 TUESDAY, MARCH MONTHS. I DO WANT THE LISTENING AUDIENCE TO KNOW WE DO HAVE PARTITIONS ON ALL SIDES OF US AND THAT IS WHY WHEN WE SITTING BILLY ARE SITTING IN OUR SEAT AND WE CHOOSE NOT TO WEAR A MASK WE'RE STILL BEING VERY SAFE WITH COVID-19 PROTOCOLS.

AS AUTHORIZED BY SECTION 551.071 THIS MEETING MAY BE CONVENED INTO

[1. CALL TO ORDER ]

CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF SEEKING CONFIDENTIAL LEGAL ADVICE FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY ON ANY AGENDA ITEM HEREIN. THE CITY OF ROWLETT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RECONVENE, RECESS OR REALIGN THE REGULAR SESSION OR CALLED EXECUTIVE SESSION OR ORDER OF BUSINESS AT ANY TIME PRIOR TO ADJOURNMENT.

DUE TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY AND TO CONFORM WITH THE SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS, THE CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD VIA HELD IN PERSON AND PARTIALLY BY TELECONFERENCING. THE PUBLIC CAN VIEW LIVE ON THE CITYB WEBSITE (HTTPS://WWW.CI.ROWL ETT.TX.US/39 7/STREAMING-VIDEO) OR VIA RTN16.

TO LISTEN TO THE MEETING LIVE, CALL 1- 833-568-8864 AND ENTER MEETING ID#: 160 809 2196 WE ARE GOING TO START THE EVENING WITH OUR WORK SESSION ITEMS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE COMMENTS FOR ANY WORK SESSION OR AGENDA ITEM PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO CITIZEN AT WWW.CI.ROWLETT.TX.US. THERE WILL BE NO COMMENTS TAKEN DURING THE MEETING DUE TO OUR COVID-19 PROTOCOLS.E ARE GOING TO START WITH ITEM 3A

[3A. Present an update on the City’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).]

WHICH IS TO DISCUSS THE CIP PLAN. WE ARE GOING TO SEE HOW THIS

HYBRID IN PERSON AND ON ZOOM WORKS TONIGHT. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: IT'S GOING

TO BE GREAT MATT SAYS. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: I DON'T SEE TOM ON SO I'LL GO AHEAD AND KICK IT OFF UNLESS HE IS HERE. I WILL GO AHEAD AND KICK IT OFF.

WE WILL UPDATE YOU PROJECT. I AM GOING TO HAND IT OFF TO COVER THE PUBLIX PROJECT FIRST.

I>> I'M HAPPY TO BE HERE TONIGHT TO DISCUSS THE PROJECTS.

WE RECEIVED THE ASSETS FOR FIRE PROTECTION. THE PROJECT ON THE FIRE STATION IS ON SCHEDULE. THE LAST THING WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH OUR EQUIPMENT ISSUES.

WE SHOULD HAVE AN INTERIOR WORK BEGINNING IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS THEY ARE MAKING PROGRESS ON THAT.

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>> COUNCIL MEMBER: WE WILL BE PURCHASING THE GRINDER PUMP FOR INSULATION.

WE ARE CONTINUING TO LOOK AT IT AND MOVE FORWARD. NEXT SLIDE? SO THE 2015 COMPLETING PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE FUNDING REMAINING, WE WENT TO THE PLAN THAT WE HAVE LEFT FROM LAKE COLLINS GROVE THAT WE JUST RECEIVED NEWS ABOUT AND I WILL MENTION IT IN A FEW MINUTES. THE NATURE TRAIL HAS ABOUT $87,000.

WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE SOME LOW SPOTS ON THE TRAIL ITSELF AND SO WE ARE GOING TO USE THAT MONEY TO FILL IN THE LOW SPOT AND PUT IN SOME ADDITIONAL RECYCLING BINS ALONG THE TRAIL AND LOOKING AT SOME SORT OF PARKING IMPROVEMENT. THE PARK IS $57,000.

WE WILL BE COVERING THAT AS WELL. SPRINGFIELD PARK . WE HAVE $114,000 AND THERE'S A LOT OF EROSION CONTROL ISSUES DOWN THERE AS YOU WELL KNOW.

FLOODING CAN CAUSE A LOT OF THE BANKS TO WASH AWAY. WERE GOING TO START EVALUATING IN AND PRIORITIZING THAT. THEN THE COMMUNITY PARK, $26,000.

THIS CAN TAKE THE FUNDING AND COMBINED WITH THE 2018 FUND AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. OUR 2018 CIP PROJECTS. NEXT SLIDE LAURA.

THE.

REALLY GOOD MEETING. AS YOU KNOW $1.8 MILLION WITH THE DESIGN SITE PLAN PHASE ONE CONSTRUCTION. WHAT WE ARE HOPING IS THAT PHASE ONE AT MINIMUM WILL BE SET TO BID. WE DID DISCUSS THE CMP BOND AND HOPEFULLY BEING OPTIMISTIC AND IT PASSES. IT IS EASY TO GO AHEAD AND ADD TO PHASE 2 AND 3 AND WITH THAT BIT BECAUSE THEN WE CAN BID ALL SPACES AT ONE-TIME. AND THAT WILL SAVE US 10 PERCENT RIGHT OFF THE TOP. HOPEFULLY WHEN JUNE COMES WE WILL BID OUT ALL THREE PHASES AND BE ABLE TO ROCK 'N' ROLL WITH THE INSTRUCTION. PICK ON GROWTH, AS WE PRESENT TO YOU GUYS WITH PRE-PARKING SERVICES WE LAUNCH THESE STATIONS.

WE WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO MAKE A FEW MODIFICATIONS TO WHAT WE ORIGINALLY CAME UP WITH.

THIS IS NOT COMPLETE. TARA KOHN IS WORKING ON SOME " FOR US AND THE ENGINEERS WERE REQUESTING SPECIFIC SAMPLES AND THEN WE HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD . HOPEFULLY WITH THE PHASE ONE DOCUMENTATION WILL BE READY TO GO MID SPRING, APRIL OR MAY.

I'M EXCITED TO SEE THAT PART TURN INTO SOMETHING THAT WILL BE AN EXCITING ASSET TO THE CITIZENS. NEXT SLIDE? KENWOOD HEIGHTS BASKETBALL

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COURT. WE HAVE RETURNED COMMENTS ON THE SET PLANS.

RYAN HAS OBTAINED QUOTES FROM ALL OF THE CONTRACT EUROS WHO WANT TO PUT IN CHEMICAL INJECTIONS. ONE THING ABOUT THIS PROJECT IS I NEVER REALLY KNEW HOW MUCH BUILDING A BASKETBALL COURT WOULD ENTAIL. IT IS A PROCESS.

WE KNOW THERE IS A DELAY OR TWO BUT HOPEFULLY WE CAN DO THAT READY TO ROCK 'N' ROLL BY THE END OF THE MONTH. SO THEN WE CAN GET THAT IN AND GET IT READY FOR THE SUMMER TIME. NEXT SLIDE? TRAIL CONSTRUCTION.

HERE'S THE GOOD NEWS WE WERE TELLING ABOUT. HOW THE TRAIL DESIGN WORKS IS IT IS SET AND COMPLETE. WE JUST FOUND OUT THAT WE WILL LIKELY BID ON THIS PROJECT NEXT WEDNESDAY WHICH IS THE 17TH AND THE 24TH. WE WILL BE ABLE TO GET THIS PROJECT UNDERWAY. I KNOW WE ARE ALL EXCITED TO GET THIS TRAIL STARTED SO WE CAN WORK ON THE NEXT ONE. FUN TIMES. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE? IMMUNITY PARK. COMMITTEE DATE. WE ARE GOING TO DISCUSS RENOVATING SOME OF THESE SOFTBALL FIELDS. OVER TIME YOU MIX CONDITIONER AND DRYING AGENTS AND THE WEAR AND TEAR ON THE FIELD, THEY TAKE A BEATING.

WE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE BEST TIME FOR SPORT FIELD SOLUTIONS TO COME OUT ONE BY ONE FIELD BY FIELD TO UPDATE THOSE AND BRING THEM UP TO BETTER CONDITION.

WE HAVE ALSO REACHED OUT TO LANDSCAPES UNLIMITED AND IF YOU REMEMBER THAT IS TO CONSTRUCTIVE OUR MULTIPURPOSE FIELD AT COMMUNITY AS WELL. WHAT WE REACHED OUT TO THEM FOR IS TO HELP US WITH THE HIGH-LEVEL SOCCER FIELDS. OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT AS WELL.

PLEASE? THE SPORTS FIELD CONSTRUCTION, $500,000.

WE MET WITH DAVID REED FROM THE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION TO GIVE HIM AN UPDATE AND TALK TO THEM AND PICK THEIR BRAINS A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT SIZE RINK THEY ARE LOOKING AT AND WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR GOOD FIBERGLASS WALLS, THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

WE WANT TO UTILIZE THAT MONEY AS WELL AS THE REMAINING FUNDS FROM KATIE RAILROAD PARK TO HOPEFULLY START THAT CONSTRUCTION BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

HOPEFULLY. AS THE PARTS FALL INTO PLACE AS THEY WILL. THEY WERE EXCITED.

I WANT TO BE GOOD PARTNERS WITH THE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION ELECTED FOR THE LAST TIME, WE ARE NOT DOING RID OF HOCKEY UNTIL THE NEW HOCKEY RING IS BUILT. THEY ARE EXCITED AND ON BOARD AND THEY WANT TO HELP US DO WHATEVER WE NEED TO DO TO MAKE IT EASIER IN THE PROCESS. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE? ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER. AS YOU GUYS KNOW THE ORIGINAL DESIGN WAS APPROVED. $275,000 AND A TUNE OF $50,000 MATCHING DONATION. WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT WHAT PHASE WERE GOING TO BE BUILDING THE CENTER AND THERE'S A LOT OF EXCITEMENT AROUND IT JUST TO GET IT MOVING AND MOVE FORWARD AND GET IN THERE AND UTILIZE IT TO THE BEST OF IT'S ABILITY NEXT SLIDE? IN 2019 COMPLETED PROJECT WITH FUNDING REMAINING THE WATERPARK HAD $57,000 AND AS YOU KNOW WE DID PRODUCE BAIT IN THE UD SYSTEM AND IT IS NOT HERE YET.

THEY SENT THIS TO US LAST WEEK ALONG WITH THE CREATION OF THE BUILDING IT'S ABOUT A 10 TO 15 WEEK PROJECT DELAY PROCESS.

HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET THAT INSTALLED.WITH THE REMAINING FUNDS WE ARE LOOKING AT UPDATING SOME OF THE SHAPE STRUCTURES OUT THERE AND GETTING RID OF THE TIKI HUTS AND PUTTING IN SOMETHING MORE DURABLE.

SOMETHING MORE 2021 -ISH IF YOU WILL.

SO WE CAN HAVE SOME SHADY AREAS FOR FAMILIES TO STAY.

QUICKSTART PARK 53,000, SHOREWOOD COMBINING THOSE TWO, I'VE WORKED WITH THOSE CONSULTANTS ON WHAT KIND OF IDEAS WE CAN DO TO RENOVATE THE MULTIPURPOSE IN-LINE HOCKEY RINK IF YOU WILL AT SHERWOO PARK.

WE WILL HAVE DIFFERENT IDEAS. CARRIE AND I HAVE TALKED ABOUT

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WHAT OUR NEXT STEPS WILL BE. HOPEFULLY SOON WILL BE ABLE TO COME TO GUYS WITH SOMETHING ELSE.

LASTLY, THE MOBILE STAGE THE BRANDING FOR THE RESTROOM AS WELL AS THE GRAPHICS FOR THE STAGE.

THAT I THINK, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE IS IT.

ANY QUESTIONS? >> MAYOR: COUNCIL MEMBER MARGOLIS HAS A QUESTION. IN.

>> CM MARGOLIS: REGARDING THE HOCKEY RINK, WHAT IS THE PRICE

OF THAT? >> MAYOR: CAN YOU HEAR ME,

ANGIE? >> SPEAKER: IT IS VERY MUTED.

I HAVE MY SPEAKERS UP ALL THE WAY AND I CAN BARELY HEAR.

>> MAYOR: MAYBE ERIN CAN HEAR? >> SPEAKER: FAINTLY.

>> MAYOR: WHAT IS THE QUESTION? WHAT IS THE COST OF THE HOCKEY

RINK? >> SPEAKER: DID YOU ASK WHAT IS

THE COST OF THE HOCKEY RINK? >> MAYOR: YES.

THE SMALLER SIZE WITH OUR ORIGINAL REQUEST WAS ABOUT $575,000. THAT WAS FOR PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING. CONCRETE, THE LIGHTING.

THAT WOULD BE THE STRIPING. THE BOARDS AROUND THE D THE RINK THE RELOCATION OF THE CURRENT SCOREBOARD THAT IS AT HERFORD PARK AND THEN SOME OTHER ODDS AND DDS AND ENDS.

I WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO GET YOU EXACTLY WHAT THOSE COSTS ARE. I JUST DON'T HAVE EVERYTHING

OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD. >> SPEAKER: WHEN WE BEGAN THESE CONVERSATION WE HADN'T FULLY DESIGNED IT.

WE WOULD HAVE TO GO BACK OUT. WE HAVE SOME FUNDING AS WELL PAIRED WHEN WE GET READY TO ACTUALLY MAKE THAT MOVE.

WE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE AN ENGINEER AND DESIGNED AND GET SOME FIRM PRICES. THAT WAS A ROUGH ESTIMATE OFF THE OFF THE TOP TO REBUILD IT AND THAT'S NOT USING ANYTHING FROM THE OLD ONE THAT IS A COMPLETELY NEW REBUILD.

WE HAVE SOME OPPORTUNITY TO BRING IN OARDS AND BRING IN

THINGS LIKE THAT. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: DO WE HAVE THE FUNDING NOW TO DO THAT OR IS THAT SOMETHING WE WOULD HAVE

TO GET IN THE FUTURE? >> SPEAKER: WE WOULD HAVE TO GET SOME FUNDING. I CAN BARELY HEAR YOU.

WE DO HAVE FUNDING IN THE SPORTS FIELDS AND WE COULD PROBABLY USE IT FOR THAT. AGAIN WE DO HAVE SOME PLANS TO PARTNER WITH THE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION PAIRED WE'VE ALSO REACHED OUT TO THE DALLAS STARS FOUNDATION AND TALK TO THEM ABOUT A POSSIBLE DONATION. THERE ARE SOME OPTIONS AND IT WELCOME BACK BEFORE COUNSEL APPEARED WHEN WE GET TO THE POINT THAT WE ARE REALLY READ TO START DESIGNING IT AND HAVE THOSE CONVERSATIONS WITH COUNSEL AS WELL.

>> MAYOR: THAT'S ALL THE QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU AARON AND ANGIE. >> SPEAKER: ALL RIGHT.

I AM GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO GARY AND TOM TO DO THE LAST

PART OF THE PRESENTATION. >> SPEAKER: THANK YOU COUNSEL.

I WANT TO TAKE THE TIME TO INTRODUCE RANDEL MYERS.

SHE IS THE NEW ASSISTANT AND ENGINEER AT PUBLIC WORKS.

SHE'S BEEN WITH US FOR TWO MONTHS AND I WANT YOU ALL TO

PUT A FACE WITH THE NAME. >> SPEAKER: THANK YOU.

GOOD EVENING EVERYONE. EVENTUALLY I WILL BE ABLE TO MEET YOU ALL IN PERSON. I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH THE CITY. PRIOR TO WORKING WITH ROWLETT I WAS AT SAN ANTONIO WATER SYSTEM.

THE MAJORITY OF MY CAREER WAS SPENT AT THE COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS MANAGING ROADWAY PROJECTS.

I'M VERY EXCITED TO BE WITH THE TEAM AND I LOOK FORWARD TO MOVING FORWARD WITH THE PROJECTS WE HAVE MOVING FORWARD

WITH YOU GUYS. >> MAYOR: WELCOME.

WE ARE VERY GLAD TO HAVE YOU HERE.

>> SPEAKER: TOM, TAKE IT AWAY. >> SPEAKER: THIS IS THE UPDATE ON THE 2015 2018 CIP PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS.

NEXT SLIDE. FIRST THE INTERCEPTOR PROJECTS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

. THE STREETS AND SUBDIVISIONS ARE ALL COMPLETED WITHIN THE LAST EIGHT MONTHS.

THE RIGHT TURN LANE, MAIN STREET, LAKE COUNTRY PHASE 2 AND THEN THE SEWER PROJECTS WERE ALL RELATED TO THE SAPPHIRE BAY SEWER PERMIT THAT HAD TO BE FINISHED BY THE END OF THE YEAR AND THOSE ARE ALL DONE.

THEY ARE ALL COMPLETED AND THOSE WERE DONE AND SERVICED BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR. THESE ARE THE ALLEYS THAT WERE COMPLETED. NEXT SLIDE.

THE STREETS AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION. NEXT SLIDE.

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THIS IS THE SOUTH RIDGE ALLEY. BOTH THE SOUTH RIDGE I'M SORRY, MIRAMAR AND ALYSSA ALLEYS ARE COMPLETED.

MIRAMAR ALLEY WILL BE COMPLETED.

HOWEVER THERE WAS A GAS LINE CONFLICT THAT TOOK THEM OVER SIX WEEKS TO GET IN THERE AND RELOCATE THAT LINE.

AND, THE WEATHER IN THE PAST MONTH OR SO IS SLOW WITH THE CONTRACTOR BUT THEY ARE IN THERE WORKING AGAIN.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE THIS SHOWS THE STORM SEWER THAT THEY PUT IN ON SOUTH RIDGE ALLEY. THE LOWER PICTURE IS THE ALYSSA ALLEY. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE? THAT IS THE SOUTH RIDGE ALLEY. WE GOT IT GRADED.

IT IS MORE THAN THAT NOW BUT THEY ARE READY TO PUT THE PAVEMENT DOWN. THAT IS THE ALYSSA ALLEY ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE WITH PAVEMENT ALL DOWN.

THEY DO HAVE SOLID IN THERE RIGHT NOW.

NEXT SLIDE? THIS IS THE JUST GOT ALLEY.

THIS ALLEY IS BASICALLY 100 PERCENT COMPLETE.

THERE IS A GUARDRAIL THAT HAS TO BE PUT IN IN THE ONLY THING THAT IS LEFT IS SAWED. NEXT SLIDE? THAT IS THE CONDITION OF THE ALLEY BEFORE THEY STARTED.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE? THAT IS THE ALLEY ON THE LEFT WITH THE PAVEMENT COMPLETED PEER DOWN AT THE BOTTOM IT IS COMPLETED NEAR THE BOTTOM PICTURE IS WHERE THE GUARDRAIL IS SUPPOSED TO GO ALONG. WE ARE TRYING TO COME UP WITH A TYPE OF GUARDRAIL TO COME IN BECAUSE WE ADDED IT IN FOR THE STORM SEWER. YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO HAVE THAT ALL THE WAY STRAIGHT ACROSS LIKE YOU USE TO YOUR NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. THIS IS THE TRUMPET FISSILE DAISY. IT IS OUT FOR BID CURRENTLY.

THE PROJECT ACTUALLY BIDS OPEN. AND IT IS ON THE MARCH 16 COUNCIL MEETING TO AWARD TEXAS CIVIL.

NEXT SLIDE? THIS SHOWS THE ALLEY CONDITIONS CURRENTLY.

PLEASE? THIS IS THE I 30 DOWEL ROCK UTILITY IMPROVEMENTS. THIS IS PART OF WHAT HAS TO BE DONE BECAUSE OF THE TEXAS DOT EXPANSION AND THE FLYOVER OF THE SERVICE ROAD IN THE EASTBOUND LANES THAT COME OVER.

THIS WILL ALL BE NEW AND WIDENS.

THIS WILL ALL BE TO WHERE YOU SEE THE LEFT SIDE OF THE LINE IN THE UTILITIES HAVE TO BE LOCATED TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE PAVEMENT AREA. THIS IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION RIGHT NOW. NEXT SLIDE? THIS IS LOCATING EXISTING UTILITIES.

SO WE KNOW HOW DEEP THEY ARE AND WHERE WE WILL HAVE TO MOVE THEM. THE HOLD UP ON IT HAS BEEN EVERYTHING HAS TO BE BY AMERICA AND I'VE BEEN GOING BACK AND FORTH WITH TEXAS DOT TO GET THOSE APPROVED.E ARE GETTING PRETTY CLOSE THERE NOW. THE CONTRACTOR HAS GOTTEN OUT THERE TO DO SOME WORK.

? THESE ARE THE PROJECTS THAT ARE STILL UNDER DESIGN.EXT SLIDE? THIS IS LAKELAND HEIGHTS PHASE ONE AND PHASE 2. PHASE ONE IS READ HERE AND PHASE 2 IS YELLOW AND PHASE ONE IS FINISHED AND IS READY TO BE BID. BECAUSE PHASE 2 WAS APPROVED BY COUNSEL FOR THE CONSTRUCTION TO BE PUT ON THE 2021 BOND ELECTION WE DECIDED TO WAIT UNTIL THE ELECTION GETS APPROVED AND IT WOULD BE BEST TO GET IT OUT AS ONE PROJECT AND THAT WOULD BE CONSTRUCTED ONCE WE HAVE BETTER PRICING.

NEXT SLIDE? THESE ARE THE RIGHT TURN LANES.

THESE LANES WERE RECOMMENDED BY A CONSULTANT AND NOVEMBER 5 THE COUNCIL IMPROVE THE LOCATIONS AND THEY ALSO ADDED TO LOCATIONS.

? THEY WANTED TO HAVE IT DONE AND THIS IS ON ROLL IT ROAD SOUTHBOUND ON LAKEVIEW PARKWAY AND LAKEVIEW PARKWAY NORTH ON KINGWOOD.

NEXT SLIDE? THESE ARE THE RIGHT TURN LANES.

THEY AREN'T CURRENTLY APPROVED BY COUNSEL FOR DESIGN.

THIS WOULD BE A TASK ON FEBRUARY 2 THAT WAS APPROVED AND THE CONSULTANT STARTED TO DESIGN ON THOSE.

THAT IS MILLER AND PGB T. ? THESE ARE THE TWO ADDITIONAL LANES THAT THE COUNCIL WANTED TO ADD IN AND PRIORITIZE THEM AS ALLEY NUMBER 4 AND 5 TO BE

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RIGHT LANE 4 AND 5 TO BE DONE AND THAT IS CURRENTLY WITH A TASK AUTHORIZATION ON THE 16 COUNCIL MEMBER FOR APPROVAL.

WE WILL GET STARTED ON THE DESIGN ON THE.

PLEASE? THIS IS THE MILLER ROAD CONSTRUCTION. THIS PROJECT BASICALLY THE PLANS ARE 95 PERCENT COMPLETE AND THE ONLY THING THAT IS NOT COMPLETE IS WE ARE TRYING TO ACQUIRE RIGHT-OF-WAY AND WILL POSSIBLY HAVE TO CONDEMN ONE PIECE OF PROPERTY.

ANOTHER ONE WE ARE WAITING BECAUSE IT IS UNDER CONTRACT PURCHASED BY A DEVELOPER. SO, WE CAN GET THE RIGHT TURN RIGHT-OF-WAY FROM THEM WHEN THEY PLAT IT.

THE UTILITIES HAVE BEEN FINISHED.

AS SOON WE GET THAT WE WILL GET ENCORE TO MOVE THEIR POWER POLES AND ONCE THAT IS TAKEN CARE OF WE WILL HAVE THE CONSTRUCTION AND ANTICIPATE THAT IT WILL GO INTO CONSTRUCTION SOMETIME IN THE SUMMER.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. WE CURRENTLY HAVE AN ALIGNMENT.

WE DISCUSSED THE TRAIL THAT WAS GOING ON HERE BECAUSE THERE IS NOT ENOUGH RIGHT-OF-WAY AND WE PUT IT ALONG WHERE DARK IS AND RATHER THAN PUT IT INTO THE DART RIGHT-OF-WAY WHICH WAS AGREEABLE TO THAT BUT IF THEY DECIDE THAT THEY WANTED TO WIDEN IT OR ADD SOME RAILS WE WOULD HAVE TO GET IT OUT OF THERE . WE WOULD BRING TO COUNSEL IN A FUTURE MEETING THE LOCATIONS TO POSSIBLY REROUTE THEIR TRAIL.

WE WOULD GET APPROVAL TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT.

PLEASE? THIS IS THE 24 INCH WATER LINE.

THIS IT IS GOING TO SERVE SAPPHIRE BAY.CURRENTLY FRIESE AND NICHOLS IS DESIGNING THAT. WE MET WITH MATT DARVISH A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO TO DISCUSS THE FINAL ALIGNMENT AND SAVE AS MANY TREES AS WE COULD. THAT WOULD BE BROUGHT TO COUNSEL BY THE 16TH IN THE PRESENTATION TO DISCUSS THE ALIGNMENT AND ONCE THAT'S APPROVED BY COUNSEL WILL BE READY TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE DESIGN.

PLEASE? THIS IS MERIT ROAD.

AN INTERCONNECT CONNECTOR WHICH IS ALMOST COMPLETE WITH THE DESIGN. THE CONDITIONAL PERMIT FROM THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS WOULD BE SUBMITTED THIS MONTH FOR APPROVAL AND THE ANTIQUITIES PERMIT WAS IMPROVED.

THE ONLY THING LEFT IS TO TRY TO GET THE FUNDING SOURCE AND THERE IS POSSIBLY SOME FEED MONEY BUT THERE'S OTHER ITEMS THAT ARE TIED TO THAT THAT WE HAVE TO BE SURE THE CITY WILL BUY INTO.

PLEASE. THESE ARE ALLEYS AND DESIGN.

THIS IS THE THORNHILL ALLEY AND THEY ARE 100 PERCENT AND READY TO ADVERTISE THE 15TH OF THIS MONTH.

ONCE WE GET THE BIDS AND ON THAT WE WILL BRING IT TO COUNSEL AND BEGIN CONSTRUCTION. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE? THIS IS THE LAST SET OF ALLEYS THAT HAS BEEN DESIGNED.

IT WAS DETERMINED THAT WIND RIDGE AND LAKESHORE ALLEY IS ELIGIBLE FOR CITY FUNDING AND THERE'S FUNDING NOW AVAILABLE SINCE IT IS A SHORT PIECE THERE WILL BE ENOUGH IN THERE FOR THAT AND IT HAS BEEN BROKEN UP AND WE WILL BE PREPARING THAT TO BE BID OUT AS A C BDG PROJECT.

THE OTHER TWO ALLEYS ARE ABOUT 60 PERCENT COMPLETE AND MOVING TOWARDS 90 PERCENT DESIGN. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE? THIS IS IT FOR OUR PROJECTS. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE LET ME KNOW. ANY QUESTIONS COUNSEL?

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: YES. >> MAYOR: COUNCIL MEMBER

MARGOLIS? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A COMMENT LET ME REPHRASE THAT.

WE ARE GOING TO ENTER INTO CONDEMNATION FOR A VERY SMALL PORTION OF RIGHT-OF-WAY. I THINK THAT SOUNDS BETTER.

>> MAYOR: IS THAT ACCURATE?

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MEMBER MARGOLIS. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: CAN YOU HEAR ME? OKAY.

REGARDING THE ASPHALT REHAB IN THE LIST WITH THE STATUS REPORT OF ACTIVE PROJECTS, I NOTICED THAT THERE IS 1.2 MILLION IN AVAILABLE DOLLARS FOR THAT. WE HAVEN'T HAD AN ASPHALT OVERLAY PROJECT IN A COUPLE OF YEARS.

SO, I AM WONDERING WHEN YOU THINK THE NEXT ASPHALT PROJECT IT IS GOING TO BE STARTED AND FINISHED?

>> SPEAKER: THE ASPHALT REHABILITATION WILL BE FOUND THROUGH CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT MONEY.

WE REACHED OUT TO OUR VENDOR TO ESTIMATE SEVERAL ROADS, SEVERAL ROADS FOR REHABILITATION ABOUT A MONTH AGO.

WE ARE GATHERING THE ESTIMATE. THE PROGRAM WAS ON HOLD LAST YEAR BECAUSE THE MONEY WAS ON HOLD DUE TO COVID CONCERNS AND WE MOVED OFF OF THAT MOVING FORWARD.

WE MISSED TWO YEARS WORTH OF ASPHALT REHAB BUT THE MONEY IS STILL THERE AND WE WILL CATCH UP THIS YEAR.

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: THANK YOU. MY OTHER QUESTION WAS REGARDING THE MARTIN DRIVE RECONSTRUCTION.

THERE'S 209,000 LEFT OVER THERE.

WHAT IS THAT REMAINING BALANCE GOING TO BE USED FOR?

IS THAT FOR THE TRAFFIC SIGNAL? >> SPEAKER: I HEARD MARTIN DRIVE AND I COULD NOT HEAR ANYTHING ELSE.

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

>> SPEAKER: NO. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: WHAT ABOUT

NOW? >> SPEAKER: I HEAR WHEN YOU START AND THEN IT FADES OFF. THAT'S ABOUT THE SAME AIR,

SORRY. >> MAYOR: I'M JUST ASKING, NOT JUDGING. GARY?

>> SPEAKER: YES MA'AM. >> MAYOR: THERE'S $209,000 LEFT OVER FROM THE MARTIN DRIVE PROJECT.

DO WE KNOW WHAT THOSE FUNDS ARE GOING TO BE USED FOR?

>> SPEAKER: ON MARTIN DRIVE I KNOW THAT WE ARE PLANNING ON SIGNAL LYSING THAT 66. AND MARTIN DRIVE.

IS THAT THE FUNDS YOU ARE SPEAKING OF?

>> MAYOR: YES.OES THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION

COUNCILMEMBER? >> SPEAKER: THE SIGNAL HAS BEEN APPROVED BY TEXAS DOT. WE ARE WORKING WITH THEM TO BRING SOMETHING TO COUNSEL. A GATEWAY TO THE CITY WITH SOME DESIGN ELEMENTS ALONG WITH THE SIGNAL AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO BRING FORTH COUNSEL FOR APPROVAL AND

DIRECTION. >> MAYOR: THANK YOU.

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: I HAVE ON LESS QUESTION.

THE ADVANCED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM HAS 62,000 LEFT OVER AND IT. IF THIS ISN'T GOING TO BE USED FOR ANYTHING ELSE CAN THIS BE USED TO GET SOME SCREENS DISPLAYED AT THE NEW EEOC OR THE POLICE DISPATCH CENTER?

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT? >> SPEAKER: THE MONEY IS SITTING THERE. WE HAVEN'T CLOSED THAT PROJECT OUT. WE WANTED THE SYSTEM TO BE IN OPERATION FOR A YEAR. AS IN WE WANT TO ADD OTHER TRAFFIC SIGNAL CAMERAS THROUGHOUT THE CITY TO FURTHER ENHANCE OUR VIEWING OF THE TRAFFIC AND MONITORING IT.

THE 60,000 COULD PROBABLY PURCHASE TWO MORE CAMERAS.

IF YOU HAVE OTHER PROJECTS IDENTIFIED WE COULD WORK WITH FINANCE AND SEE WHAT WE CAN COME UP WITH.

SAVINGS FROM OTHER PROJECTS TO FUND WHATEVER THE COUNCIL

DESIRES. >> MAYOR: THAT WAS A VERY GOOD ANSWER. VERY DIPLOMATIC! THE ANSWER WAS NO, BLAKE! I APPRECIATE THAT. I DON'T SEE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. ANGIE ANYTHING ELSE? WAS THAT YOUR CLOSE? OKAY.

PATIENT AND UNDERSTANDING TONIGHT GUYS.

IN. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: MAYOR CAN WE PUSH 3B TO THE END OF THIS SECTION TO GET THROUGH THE

[3C. Discuss a proposal for a fourth round of a Rowlett Business Stimulus (ROBUST) grant program and take any necessary action. ]

OTHER ITEMS? >> MAYOR: I WILL GO TO 3C.

DISCUSS A PROPOSAL FOR 1/4 ROUNDS OF A RELA BUSINESS STIMULUS ROBUST PROGRAM AND TAKE ANY NECESSARY ACTION.

IS THIS A CONTINUATION OF LAST WEEK'S MEETING? WE HAD A QUICK QUESTION TO GET ANSWERED? WE JUST ASKED WHAT THE FUNDING SPECIFICATIONS WERE FOR IT.

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WHO IS TAKING THIS ONE? AHEAD, WE HAD THIS ON THE AGENDA LAST WEEK AND WE JUST ASKED SOME QUESTIONS THAT DIDN'T GET ANSWERED LAST WEEK AND WERE WONDERING IF YOU PUT IT BACK ON THE AGENDA THIS WEEK.

IS THAT WHAT WE ARE DOING HERE? >> SPEAKER: YES, OR CLOSING OUT THE DISCUSSION WE HAD LAST WEEK.

>> MAYOR: WELCOME ED. >> SPEAKER: THANK YOU MAYOR.

LAST WEEK WE DID PRESENT THIS ITEM AND WE WERE ASKED TO COME BACK TONIGHT TO ADD THE ROBUST AD HOC COMMITTEE MEETING FOR A NONPROFIT GRANT HEARD THE COMMITTEE DID DISCUSS THIS AND DETERMINE IT WOULD NOT PROPOSE THIS 417,000 THAT WE HAD SET ASIDE OR THAT COUNSEL HAD SET ASIDE FOR A WORTH ROBUST ROUND TO BE USED TO FUND A NONPROFIT PROGRAM.

WE CAN ALSO NOT IDENTIFY ANY OTHER FUNDING MECHANISM OR ANY OTHER FUNDING FROM PRIOR DISCUSSIONS.

AND, I BELIEVE THE DISCUSSION TURNED TO IF THERE WERE FUNDING AVAILABLE IN THE FUTURE COUNSEL WOULD IDENTIFY IT IF THAT FUNDING WOULD BE FUNNELED TO A NONPROFIT PROGRAM.

FOR NOW THE ONLY OTHER STEPS THAT THE COMMITTEE IT IS GOING TO TAKE IS TOMORROW DISCUSS THE NONPROFIT PROGRAM PROPOSAL DISCUSSION WITH THE DISASTER GROUP TO GET CONSENSUS ON IF THAT IS THE TYPE OF PROGRAM HAT THE GROUP WANTS.

AND THEN HAVE THE PROPOSAL AVAILABLE FOR WHEN FUNDING MAY

COME AVAILABLE. >> MAYOR: THAT DEFINITELY DIDN'T ADDRESS SO MY QUESTION WAS LAST WEEK.

MY QUESTION WAS TO FINANCE AND TO BRIAN IN REGARDS TO HOW MUCH MONEY DO WE HAVE LEFT OVER IN CARES FUNDS AND WHAT ARE WE GOING TO USE THE OR AND IS THERE ENOUGH OF THAT TO ALLOCATE TO A NONPROFIT GRANT? NOT WHETHER THE SUBCOMMITTEE WAS GOING TO ALLOCATE MORE MONEY TO THE GRANT.

IT'S WHAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE TO THE CITY AND HOW ARE GOING TO USE THAT. WE CAN'T HEAR YOU, BRIAN, YOU

ARE NOT IN YOUR MICROPHONE. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: WAS BRIAN

TRYING TO SPEAK? >> MAYOR: BRIAN SAID HE'S TRYING TO FIND THE ANSWER AND THAT'S A QUESTION I HAD LAST WEEK . NOT THAT THE SUBCOMMITTEE WANTED TO DO.

>> SPEAKER: WE TRY TO IDENTIFY SPECIFIC FUNDING BUT NOT KNOWING WHAT THE TOTAL COST IT IS GOING TO BE FOR THE VACCINE DISTRIBUTION PEER THERE MIGHT BE FUNDING AVAILABLE THROUGH THAT AND WE DID DISCUSS THAT WITH THE GROUP.

I DID DISCUSS THAT WITH WENDY. AND, AS OF RIGHT NOW I BELIEVE ALL THE FUNDING WAS ALLOCATED TO THE CALL BACK AND POTENTIAL REIMBURSEMENT ON COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH VACCINE.

UNLESS WE HAVE UNDER RUNS WITH THAT I DON'T BELIEVE WE IDENTIFIED ANY FUNDING SOURCE FOR.

>> MAYOR: LET ME SEE IF I CAN SHED SOME LIGHT ON THIS AND I'M DOING THIS FROM MEMORY. WE HAD A LARGE POOL OF MONEY THAT WE DID SOME BUDGETS AND I'M JUST TALKING BRIAN WHILE YOU ARE LOOKING. WE DID SOME BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS FOR AND WE SET BACK RESERVES. WE SET BACK FUNDING FOR VACCINES. WE NEED TO LOOK AT THOSE BUCKETS AGAIN IN LIGHT OF THIS REQUEST FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS AND IN LIGHT OF THE DESIRE TO DO A NONPROFIT GRANT AND SEE IF WE ARE STILL COMFORTABLE WITH THOSE DECISIONS THAT WE JUST MADE A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO.

BECAUSE, I WAS FULLY EXPECT BEING THAT WHAT WE SET ASIDE FOR THE GRANT PROGRAM WAS GOING TO BE SPLIT BETWEEN ROBUST ROUND FOR AND NONPROFIT GRANT AND MOST PEOPLE IN THIS COUNSEL WAS EXPECTING A NONPROFIT GRANT PROGRAM.

>> SPEAKER: MAYOR, I HAVE THAT ANSWER.

THANK YOU.HEN LAST OUR HEROES MET.

>> MAYOR: IS HIS MICROPHONE ON? >> SPEAKER: SO, WHEN WE LAST MET WITH, BACK IN JANUARY AND WE WENT OVER THE FUNDS AND DID

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THE ALLOCATIONS WE HAD AND I'M JUST GOING TO SAY THE NUMBERS 1ST AND THEN WE WILL TALK ABOUT.

WE HAD 180,000 LEFT IN ONGOING FUNDS.

I AM ROUNDING. 180,000 AND ONGOING FUNDS IN OTHER WORDS WE COULD USE THAT FOR ONGOING PURPOSES.

283,000 IN ONE-TIME MONEY. REMEMBER HOW WE TOOK MONEY FROM THE EMPLOYEE BENEFIT FUND THE GENERAL FUND AND ALL OF THAT? AND THEN THE DISASTER FUND WE SET ASIDE.

THE 400,000 FROM THE ROBUST GRANT AND 750,000 TO RESERVE FOR CLAWBACK. DOES THAT SOUND FAMILIAR?

>> MAYOR: WHAT DOES THAT MEAN RESERVE FOR CLAWBACK?

>> SPEAKER: BASICALLY IF ANY OF OUR EXPENSES WERE DENIED UNDER AUDIT FOR COVID WE AT THAT TIME THE STAFF WAS RECOMMENDING THAT WE PRESERVE SOME PORTION IN THE FUTURE.

>> MAYOR: MY MEMORY IF THAT IS THAT WE DID NOT ALLOCATE ANYTHING SO WE LEFT THE BALANCE FOR CLAWBACK.

WE DIDN'T SAY WE NEED $750,000 FOR CLAWBACK.

SO, YEAH. IT WAS A REMAINING BALANCE.

IS THERE ANY OTHER THING THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE?

>> SPEAKER: YES, OUR FINANCE DIRECTOR WOULD LIKE IT ALL SET

ASIDE FOR CLAWBACK. >> MAYOR: SO WOULD AHEAD, I'M

SURE. >> SPEAKER: WE ARE BEING FUNNY.

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: I DON'T THINK I CAN HEAR.

>>> SPEAKER: THE POINT IS WE HAVE THOSE FUNDS AND WHEN WE GET TO THE POINT OF HAVING A DISCUSSION ABOUT THE STORM EVENT AGAIN THERE ARE GOING TO BE SOME RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WE DO IN TERMS OF BUYING EQUIPMENT AND MAYBE A GENERATOR.

KEEP THAT IN MIND AS WE HAVE THIS CONVERSATION.

YOU'RE RIGHT. THE 750,000 WAS NOT A SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATION ONLY THAT WE PRESERVED A PORTION FOR

CLAWBACK. >> MAYOR: WHAT I WAS FULLY EXPECTING IN THIS MEETING WAS YES, WE CAN STILL ALLOCATE 100,002 ROBUST ROUND FOR BECAUSE WE HAVE SO MANY DOLLARS AVAILABLE WE CAN ALLOCATE TO THE NONPROFIT OUT OF THESE RESERVE FUNDS AND WE DON'T NEED THIS MUCH RESERVES.> SPEAKER: MAYOR, TO SAY THIS THE 400,000 IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE 750 CLAWBACK PROVISION.E HAD ALREADY SET THAT ASIDE.

YES, IF THE CITY WANTED TO SET THIS ASIDE FOR THE CITY

NONPROFIT YOU COULD DO THAT. >> MAYOR: AGAIN, LAST WEEK IT WAS HARD TO SAY YES LET'S ALLOCATE $400,000 FOR ROBUST ROUND FOR WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT FUNDS WE HAD AVAILABLE FOR THE NONPROFIT GRANT THAT WE WANTED TO ALLOCATE AS A CITY COUNCIL.

THE DIRECTION WAS TO LOOK AT THE AVAILABLE FUNDS AND MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO US ON HOW MUCH WE COULD SET ASIDE FOR A NONPROFIT GRANT BEFORE WE MADE A DECISION TO APPROVE ROBUST

ROUND FOR. >> SPEAKER: MAYOR, I DID NOT UNDERSTAND THAT WAS THE QUESTION LAST WEEK.

MY UNDERSTANDING WAS THE QUESTION WAS ASKED, WHAT FUND IS AVAILABLE, NOT WHAT OUR RECOMMENDATION WOULD BE FOR

SUCH A PROGRAM. >> MAYOR: TO ME THAT THE SAME THING. WHAT FUNDS THAT ARE AVAILABLE WOULD YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH ALLOCATING TO THE PROJECT?

THAT IS THE QUESTION. >> SPEAKER: I'M GOING TO LET WENDY ANSWER THE QUESTION. WENDY, CAN YOU HEAR ME? THE QUESTION IS, THE LEFT OVER FUNDS FROM THE CARES, MAYBE THAT IS MY PROBLEM. THERE WE GO.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: IT IS IN AND

OUT. >> SPEAKER: WE HAD SET ASIDE $750,000 TO PRESERVE FOR CLAWBACK.

OUT OF THE CARES MONEY. THE QUESTION IS, WE DIDN'T HAVE A SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATION FOR THAT ONLY THAT WE SET SOME MONEY ON THAT PURPOSE. THE QUESTION IS, WHAT WOULD YOU BE COMFORTABLE USING OUT OF THAT IF WE WANTED TO HELP

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SUPPORT OUR NONPROFIT? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: THAT WAS GOING TO BE A QUESTION. B1 IS ALL RIGHT?

>> SPEAKER: WHAT IS THE AMOUNT THAT YOU WOULD BE COMFORTABLE THAT YOU WOULD NOT GO BELOW FOR THE PURPOSE OF CLAWBACK?

>> MAYOR: I WOULD THINK IF THE COUNCIL WANTED TO USE AN ADDITIONAL $400,000 I WOULD BE, YOU NEVER KNOW HOW MUCH THE CLAWBACK CAN BE. I FEEL PRETTY COMFORTABLE WITH THE METHODOLOGY THAT WE USED IN OUR FUNDING OF THOSE CARES DOLLARS. I WOULD FEEL COMFORTABLE IF THE COUNCIL WANTED TO USE $400,000 ADDITIONAL OF THAT CLAWBACK.

PI WOULD BE OKAY WITH THAT. I THINK WHERE ED IT IS GOING TO HAVE A CONCERN IS THE POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL VACCINE COSTS, TOO.WE WERE USING THAT CLAWBACK AS A CUSHION FOR THAT AS WELL. BUT, ABOUT ONE PERCENT OF CLOSE TO THE AMOUNT THAT WE RECEIVED WOULD BE ABOUT $300,000.

>> SPEAKER: OUT OF THE AMOUNT, THE 750, YOU ARE MOST CONCERNED WITH KEEPING 350,000 FOR CLAWBACK BUT WE WERE POSSIBLY SETTING SOME OF THAT ASIDE IN CASE WE HAD VACCINE COSTS? I REMEMBER THAT NOW. THANK YOU.

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: IN CASE THERE WAS ANY KIND OF ISSUE WITH VACCINE FUNDING. WE ALSO STILL HAVE ONE-TIME FUNDING THAT WAS LEFT OVER IN THE GENERAL FUND OF 283,000 WHICH TRANSFERRED OVER. IF WE FELT COMFORTABLE USING THAT INSTEAD WE DON'T HAVE THAT ALLOCATED AT THIS TIME.

>> MAYOR: WENDY AND BRIAN, LIKE BRIAN SAID EARLIER WERE GOING TO HAVE TO USE SOME OF THAT MONEY FOR GENERATORS AND SUCH FOR STORM DAMAGE. LET ME SEE IF I CAN WRAP THIS UP HERE WHITNEY JUST WROTE ME A LITTLE NOTE SAYING HE THINKS HE NEEDS ABOUT 100,000 FOR A NONPROFIT PROGRAM.

SO, I'M A LITTLE CONFUSED BY THE CONCLUSION THAT WE DON'T HAVE FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR THE NONPROFIT PROGRAM BASED ON THE DISCUSSION WE JUST HAD. ED?

I DON'T THINK HE HEARD ME. >> SPEAKER: AHEAD, DID YOU HEAR

THE MAYOR'S QUESTION? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: I BARELY HEARD THE LAST PIECE OF IT. I HEARD WHITNEY SAID 100,000

FOR A PROGRAM? >> MAYOR: WERE NOT HOLDING ANYONE TO THAT MY QUESTION IS, HE MADE THE STATEMENT WE DON'T THINK WE HAVE FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR A NONPROFIT PROGRAM.

I DON'T THINK I AGREE WITH THAT.

>> SPEAKER: MAYOR, THAT WAS BASED ON MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THAT WAS HELD ON RESERVE AND THERE WAS NO OTHER FUNDING AVAILABLE. I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT.Y UNDERSTANDING WAS THERE WASN'T ANY FUNDING.

>> MAYOR: I THINK WE WANT A NONPROFIT PROGRAM? YES? AND I THINK WE ARE ASKING THE SUB COMMITTEE TO GO AND FIGURE IT OUT? IT SOUNDS LIKE WE HAVE ENOUGH FUNDING OR IT? AND IT SOUNDS LIKE WE ARE PROBABLY COMFORTABLE WITH ROBUST ROUND FOR? YES?

I AM SEEING A LOT OF NODS. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: WE'VE GOT IT

MAYOR. >> MAYOR: ROUND FOUR ALREADY HAS THAT ALLOCATED. OKAY.

ARE WE GOOD ON THAT? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: WE HAVE IT MAYOR. THANK YOU.

[3D. Discuss and receive direction regarding a proposed resolution approving a Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) Agreement with Enclave Rowlett, LP., for the residential development known as One90 Main Apartments, located in Lot 1, Block B, Downtown Rowlett East Addition and generally located at the southeast corner of Centennial Drive and Main Street, in the City of Rowlett, Dallas County, Texas. ]

>> MAYOR: DID YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE? ALL RIGHT. WE WILL MOVE TO ITEM 3D TO DISCUSS AND RECEIVE DIRECTION ON PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS FOR PAYMENT IN LIEU OF TAXES PILOT AGREEMENT WITH ENCLAVE ROW LET LLP FOR THE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT KNOWN AS 190 MAIN APARTMENTS DOWNTOWN APARTMENTS GENERALLY LOCATED AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF CENTENNIAL DRIVE AND MAIN STREET IN THE CITY OF ROLLA, DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS.

MRS. MULLET DAD, IS THAT

YOU? >> SPEAKER: MAYOR, THAT BROKE UP BUT I DID HAVE SOME ITEMS THAT I WANTED TO GET CONSENSUS ON. WE WILL BACK UP.

THANK YOU. I APOLOGIZE.

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: GO AHEAD, ED.

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>> COUNCIL MEMBER: I WAS JUST WAITING.

WE CAN GO TO THE LAST, MAY BE THE THIRD SLIDE I THINK? THERE WE GO. MAYOR, LAST WEEK WE DISCUSSED CHANGING THE GENERAL CRITERIA FOR THE RECOVERY ASSISTANT AMOUNT FOR THAT PROGRAM AND WE HAD IN THE ORIGINAL PROPOSAL A SELECTED APPLICANT THAT WOULD HAVE TO CERTIFY THAT THEY WERE IMPACTED BY COVID-19 TO RECEIVE A FLAT $10,000 AWARD IN THIS CATEGORY IT WITH THE UPDATED PROPOSAL THAT THE COMMITTEE DISCUSSED, APPLICANTS WOULD NOW APPLY FOR UP TO $10,000 IN FUNDING WHERE APPLICANTS WOULD HAVE TO IDENTIFY THE AMOUNT OF THE REQUEST AND THEN CERTIFY THAT DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THEY HAVE BEEN NEGATIVELY IMPACTED BY AT LEAST THAT AMOUNT. THAT WAS WHEN CHANGE THAT WE MADE TO OUR PROPOSAL. THERE WAS ALSO A DISCUSSION LAST WEEK ABOUT SORT OF PROOF OF LOSS IF WE WERE GOING TO SEEK ANY DOCUMENTATION AND PROFIT AND LOSS STATEMENT OR ANY OTHER DOCUMENTATION. WE STILL HAD THAT OUTSTANDING

FROM LAST WEEK'S DISCUSSION. >> MAYOR: ON YOUR FIRST POINT I WAS WHEN THAT RAISE THE CONCERN ABOUT UP TO 10,000 AND CERTIFYING THAT THEY HAD THE LOSS.

I AM HAPPY WITH THAT. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY CONCERNS? OKAY. I THINK WE ARE OKAY WITH THAT NEW LANGUAGE. THANK YOU.

I'M NOT SURE WHAT YOU'RE ASKING ON THE SECOND QUESTION.

>> SPEAKER: LAST WEEK COUNSEL WAS DISCUSSING WHETHER WE WOULD REQUIRE ANY DOCUMENTATION TO PROVE THAT NEGATIVE IMPACTS AND THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT NOT REQUIRING IT AND SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT REQUIRING SOME SORT OF P&L STATEMENT OR ANY OTHER DOCUMENTATION SUCH SHOWING THAT.

>> MAYOR: MATT, I DON'T KNOW WHY IT'S NOT SHOWING UP ON HERE. >COUNCIL MEMBER: CAN YOU HEAR ME? YOU HAD TALKED ABOUT THAT AND IT ROLLED INTO A QUESTION IT WASN'T JUST THIS AND THAT WE JUST WANTED PROOF THAT WE HAD THAT LOSS.

IF THEY CAN DO THAT THROUGH EXPENDITURES OR WHATEVER THAT WOULD QUALIFY THEM. THEY DON'T NEED TO DO THEM BOTH

IF THAT'S THE FIRST ONE. >> MAYOR: IS EVERYONE GOOD WITH

THAT? >> SPEAKER: CAN WE GO TO THE LAST SLIDE PLEASE? THE CONSENSUS IS THAT WE WANTED TO GET CONSENSUS FROM COUNSEL ON THE GENERAL PROPOSAL FOR THE PARAMETERS AND BUDGET FOR THE FOURTH-ROUND. I BELIEVE WE HAVE

THAT. >> MAYOR: WE ARE SHAKING OUR HEAD YES. WE ARE NODDING YES.

>> SPEAKER: THE OTHER PIECE OF THIS WAS MANAGEMENT.

IS THERE CONSENSUS FROM COUNSEL ON THE PROPOSAL TO USE THE EXISTING ARCO AD AND ROW LET CHAMBER FOUNDATION TO CREATE A TASK ORDER FOR THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO MANAGE THIS FOR

ROUNDS 2 AND 3? >> MAYOR: YES AND THEY ARE WILLING TO DO THAT IS WHAT YOU SAID LAST WEEK?

>> SPEAKER: I APOLOGIZE. >> MAYOR: YES.

THE LAST ITEM IS THERE CONSENSUS FROM COUNSEL TO ALLOW THE CHAMBER FOUNDATION TO RETAIN THE UNSPENT BALANCE OF MONEY TO ALLOW FOR OW FOR DISBURSEMENT OF AWARD? IT WOULD NOT ALLOW US TO DISTRIBUTE ALL THE FUNDS BUT ALLOW US TO INITIATE THE AWARDING OF THE FUNDS A LOT

QUICKER. >> MAYOR: DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY CONCERNS? YES?

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: THANK YOU, MARY.

>> MAYOR: THANK YOU, ED. I AM GOING TO GO INTO 3D.

I AM NOT GOING TO READ IT INTO THE RECORD AGAIN.

MISS MULLEDAD?

>> SPEAKER: GOOD EVENING COUNSEL.

LET'S GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE SINCE THE MAYOR ALREADY WERE READ THE REQUEST INTO THE RECORD.

WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

BEAUTIFUL. THANK YOU.

COUNSEL, MAYOR, GOOD EVENING. YOUR REQUEST BEFORE US IS TO DISCUSS AND RECEIVE DIRECTION FROM YOURSELVES REGARDING A PILOT AGREEMENT FOR THE ENCLAVE ROWLETT LP WHICH IS A RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT THAT WILL BE NAMED AS 119 MAINE.

THE LOCATION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS AT THE CORNER OF

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MAIN STREET AND CENTENNIAL ROAD.

AND, THE SLIDE IN FRONT OF YOU IS DEPICT THING THE LOCATION OF THIS PROJECT IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE PARK AS WELL AND IT IS ALSO A REGULATING PLANT THAT WAS APPROVED MANY YEARS AGO.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE? THANK YOU.

AND COUNSEL, I AM PROVIDING YOU THESE INITIAL SLIDES AS INFORMATION RELATING TO THE DEVELOPMENT AND WHAT IT'S RELATIONSHIP WILL BE FOR THE PROPOSED PILOT REQUEST FOR YOU.

THE DEVELOPMENT WILL CONTAIN TOWNHOMES AND MULTIFAMILY UNITS. IT IS GOING TO BE A FLEX SPACE WORK LIVES COMPONENT TO IT. THERE WILL BE 311 UNITS AND 14 TOWNHOME UNITS. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE? SPECIFICALLY A DEVELOPMENT PLAN HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR THE SITE.

AS THE DEVELOPMENT REVIEW WAS OCCURRING FOR THE DEVELOPER APPROACHING US HAND-IN-HAND WITH ROWLETT FINANCE CORPORATION REQUESTING COUNSEL TO ENTER INTO A PILOT AGREEMENT FOR THIS PROJECT THAT IS BEFORE YOU.

THE RFC WILL BECOME THE TAX-EXEMPT PARTNER IF IT'S APPROVED. REGARDLESS IT WILL BECOME A TAX-EXEMPT PARTNER AND WE WILL TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THIS PROPERTY AT LEAST DELANDS BACK TO THE DEVELOPER.

MR. CHATFIELD IS ALSO HERE TO ANSWER ANY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE AS THE DEVELOPER. BECAUSE THE PROPERTY WOULD BE OWNED BY THE ART HSC THEY WILL RECEIVE A TAX-EXEMPT STATUS.

THE INFORMATION PROVIDED TO US THE DEVELOPMENT WILL HAVE A SALES TAX REDUCTION FROM SALES COST IN ORDER TO MAKE IT MORE AFFORDABLE. AS MENTIONED EARLIER THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 3 AND 11 MULTIFAMILY UNITS AND THEY WOULD DELIVER THE UNITS WITH RESTRICTED TO 80 PERCENT OF THE AMI.

SPECIFICALLY, THE DRAFT PILOT AGREEMENT IS ATTACHED IN YOUR PACKET WITH SOME ASSOCIATED COSTS RELATED TO STREET CONSTRUCTION OR THE TERMS OF THE PROPOSED PILOT ARE AS FOLLOWS PER THE PARTNERSHIP WOULD PAY TO THE CITY ANNUAL PAYMENTS EQUAL TO 80 PERCENT OF THE FULL AMOUNT OF LEARNED TAXES ASSESSED BY THE CITY. IN ADDITION IS PROPOSED THAT THE PILOT PAYMENTS WOULD BE DUE AND PAYABLE OCTOBER ONE OF EACH YEAR AND CONSIDERED DELINQUENT IF NOT PAID BY FEBRUARY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING YEAR. AND, THE COMMENCEMENT SHALL BE JANUARY ONE AND FOLLOWS THE ISSUANCE OF TCO A TEMPORARY CONSENT OF OCCUPANCY OR BUILDING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE, LAURA? ADDITIONALLY THE PILOT AGREEMENT ALSO HAS THE CLAUSE THAT IS STATING THAT IN CONJUNCTION HAND-IN-HAND WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROJECT APPROXIMATELY 10:30 LINEAL FEET OF CENTENNIAL ROAD WHICH IS THE STREET TO THE WEST OF THE PROPERTY AND ABUTS THE PARK IT WILL BE CONSTRUCTED PURSUANT TO A COST ESTIMATE THAT HAS BEEN PROVIDED. APPROXIMATELY 800 $1000.

THE PROPOSED VARIETY OF WAYS WOULD INCLUDE A REQUIRED SIX-FOOT PUBLIC SIDEWALK AND AMENITIES.

THE CENTENNIAL DRIVE ITSELF WOULD HAVE 58 FEET OF STREET.

IT WOULD HAVE THE ANGLE PARKING AND IT WOULD HAVE THE 22 FOOT STREET PAVING TO ALLOW FOR TWO-WAY TRAFFIC.

LAURA, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. COUNSEL, A LITTLE MORE SPECIFICITY RELATED TO THE CENTENNIAL ROAD CONSTRUCTION DETAILS THEMSELVES.HE ROADWAY CONSTRUCTION AS I MENTIONED IS ESTIMATED AT APPROXIMATELY $851,000.

THIS PROCESS HAS BEEN REVIEWED BY OUR CITY ENGINEER.

AS IN THESE OTHER BULLETS THEY ARE REPETITIVE BUT I WANTED TO SHOW THESE AS A RELATIONSHIP TO THE IMAGE ON THE RIGHT OF THE SLIDE AND IT REFLECTS ON WHERE THAT PARKWAY WOULD BE AS IT RELATES TO THE MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENT ITSELF SO WHAT WOULD BE CONTAINED ON THAT SLIDE.

THEN THE OTHER ELEMENTS THAT WOULD BE CONTAINED IN THE PARKSIDE. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE LAURA? OF COURSE COUNSEL THERE WILL BE FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS OR BUDGET IMPLICATIONS AS IT RELATES TO THIS PILOT.

THE PILOT WOULD PROVIDE PAYMENTS THAT WOULD EQUAL 80 PERCENT OF THOSE OTHERWISE DUE IF THE DEVELOPMENT WAS ASSESSED AS NOT BEING TAX-EXEMPT. IN ADDITION, REGARDLESS IT WILL

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BE A PARTNERSHIP WITH THIS DEVELOPER AND SO IT WOULD HAVE THAT TAX-EXEMPT STATUS. THIS IS NOT A CD PROGRAM.

IT WOULD ALSO BE IN THE DOWNTOWN DISTRICT.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS IS TO PROVIDE A PORTION OF FUNDING STREAM TO ENABLE INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS.

ANY NEW PROJECTS THAT CREATE AN INCREASE IN THE TAXABLE BALANCE, 50 PERCENT OF THAT VALUE IS ALLOCATED TO THE GENERAL FUND AND 50 PERCENT IS ALLOCATED TO THE TOURIST DISTRICT. THE PROPOSED PILOT PAYMENT IS TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION OF THE ROAD AND WITH MY REMEDIAL MATHEMATICAL SKILLS I WAS ABLE TO DISCERN THAT BASED ON THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE APPLICANT IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THE VALUE OF THE PROPERTY WOULD BE 80 PERCENT OF THE VALUE AT THE CITY'S TAX RATE WOULD YIELD 245,000 $600 ANNUALLY.

AND IN 10 YEARS, OBVIOUSLY THAT WOULD BE $2.4 MILLION.

AND SO IN ASSOCIATION WITH THIS PILOT AGREEMENT AND REALIZING THIS IS ALSO A TOURIST DISTRICT THE WORK SESSION DISCUSSION ALSO INCLUDES 50 PERCENT PARTICIPATION.

AS I MENTIONED COUNSEL THE APPLICANT AND THE DEVELOPER ARE PRESENT AS WELL IF YOU SHOULD HAVE ANY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS FROM THM WITH THIS IT IS THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE YOUR CONSENSUS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE PILOT PROJECT.

I WILL ALSO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

THANK YOU. >> MAYOR: THANK YOU VERY MUCH I APPRECIATE THAT PRESENTATION I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT SOUND.

I KNOW WE ARE HAVING A LITTLE BIT OF INTERCONNECTIVITY SOUND ISSUES BETWEEN STAFF AND COUNSEL.

HOW IS THIS COMING ACROSS TO THE PUBLIC? IS THE PUBLIC? ON ALL SIDES STAFF AND COUNSEL?

>> SPEAKER: PEOPLE WITH ZOOM CALLS.

>> MAYOR: OKAY. OKAY.

SO, YOU CAN HEAR BOTH STAFF AND COUNSEL? THANK YOU APPEARED FROM BEHIND ME.

SO, THE REASON I ASK THIS IS I WANT TO BACK UP A LITTLE BIT.

I KNOW YOU WENT THROUGH THIS BUT THERE WAS A LOT OF DISCUSSION ON SOCIAL MEDIA ABOUT THIS AGENDA ITEM AND CONFUSION. THIS IS A CONFUSING TOPIC.

WE HAVE DONE SEVERAL OF THESE ON COUNSEL OVER THE YEARS.

WE ARE PRETTY USED TO THEM. I THINK SOMETIMES WE FORGET THAT IT IS A COMPLICATED ISSUE FOR OUR RESIDENTS.

THE DISCUSSIONS ON SOCIAL MEDIA WERE THE CITY GIVING AN INCENTIVE TO THE DEVELOPER AND THIS AGENDA ITEM WAS ABOUT IMPROVING AN INCENTIVE TO THE DEVELOPER AND THAT IS ABSOLUTELY NOT THE CASE. THAT IS THE EXACT OPPOSITE.

FIRST OF ALL THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN ZONED FOR A LONG TIME.

THEY ARE ALLOWED TO BUILD WHAT THEY HAVE PROPOSED BY RIGHTS.

THIS AGENDA ITEM HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH APPROVING ANY KIND OF ZONING. THAT HAS BEEN IN PLACE FOR A LONG TIME AND THEY'RE ALLOWED TO IDENTIFY THIS PROPERTY BY RIGHTS. WHEN YOU HAVE A TAX-FREE OF FINANCING ASSOCIATED WITH A DEVELOPMENT LIKE THIS, ONE OF THE WAYS THE DEVELOPMENT COSTS CAN STAY LOW SO THAT WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES TO A POPULATION OF INDIVIDUALS FOR LOWER RENTS. YOU DON'T PAY SALES TAX ON A PROPERTY PURCHASE. YOU DON'T PAY PROPERTY TAX TO THE CITY. A LONG TIME AGO WHEN WE HAD THIS FIRST DEAL WE WERE VERY ADAMANT THAT WE HAD TO HAVE PROPERTY TAX FUNDING FOR THESE TYPES OF DEALS TO BE ABLE TO SERVICE THAT TYPE OF DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS COMMUNITY.

I DON'T WANT TO GET INTO THE DETAILS OF ALL THE HISTORY BECAUSE I WON'T BE ABLE TO RECITE THEM OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD. WE HAVE REQUIRED PILOT AGREEMENTS WITH THESE TYPES OF TRANSACTIONS IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THESE TYPES OF TRANSACTIONS.

PILOT AGREEMENTS ARE PAYMENTS TO THE CITY IN LIEU OF PROPERTY TAXES. PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF TAXES.

YOU KNOW, THIS IS NOT SPECIFICALLY REQUIRED FOR THIS DEVELOPMENT. WE ARE PARTNERING WITH OUR

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HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION AND WE HAVE ASKED FROM A PARTNERSHIP STANDPOINT TO MAKE SURE WHEN WE PARTNER ON THESE DEALS THAT THAT CONSIDERATION IS MADE AND THAT THE CITY HAS THE ABILITY TO REQUIRE A PILOT AGREEMENT.

I AM LOOKING AT YOU RICK TO MAKE SURE I AM NOT MISSTATING ANYTHING BUT WE HAD HAD DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THIS SEVERAL TIMES IN THE PAST. THE SPECIFIC PROPERTY.

WE PUTS FORTH SOME PROPOSALS ON THE DEVELOPER SHARING IN THE COST FOR CENTENNIAL DRIVE. AND, THE DEVELOPER PAYING TAXES OR MAKING A PAYMENT IN LIEU OF TAXES TO THE CITY ON AN ANNUAL BASIS.THIS HAS BEEN THE NEGOTIATION BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE DEVELOPER AND THIS HAS BEEN ONE OF THE PROPOSALS THAT WE PUT FORTH AND SAID WE WOULD LIKE EITHER X OR WHY AND THIS IS EITHER X OR WHY REGARDLESS. THIS IS WHERE WE ARE AT TODAY DISCUSSING THE FINALIZATION OF THOSE TERMS WHERE THE DEVELOPER WILL PUT FORTH FUNDING FOR CENTENNIAL DRIVE IN FRONT OF THEIR DEVELOPMENT AS WELL AS PAY TO THE CITY IN ANNUAL PILOT PAYMENT IN LIEU OF TAXES. THAT IS WHAT WE ARE DOING IN FRONT OF THIS. I JUST WANTED TO BACK UP AND MAKE SURE THAT THE PUBLIC UNDERSTOOD THAT BECAUSE IT IS VERY COMPLICATED. WITH THAT SAID RICK, DO YOU HAVE ANY, I HOPE YOU HEARD THAT, RICK?

>> SPEAKER: ACTUALLY I DID HEAR IT.

I PUT MY HEARING AIDS IN FOR THE MEETING SO WE WERE READY.

YOU SAID IT CORRECTLY. IN FACT, I WILL SAY FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION THAT WE COULD HAVE.

WHEN THEY WANTED TO PARTNER WITH THIS OFFICE DEAL.

WE COULD HAVE JUST DONE THE DEAL AND THEY COULD HAVE TAKEN IT ON AND EVERYONE WOULD BE HAPPY.

WHEN IT COMES TO THE TAX CODE TIME AND WITH THE CDC IS THAT THERE IS NO TAX REVENUE COMING IN FROM THAT.

THEN IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAD CONVINCED THE CITY EARLY ON THAT WE DID NOT WANT TO BE IN THAT.

WE TALKED WITH EVERY DEVELOPER THAT WE INDICATED THAT THIS HAS TO BE A PART OF IN THE CITY NEEDS TO FUND THESE SERVICES.

THAT IS WHERE WE ARE AT TODAY. OBVIOUSLY LIKE YOU SAID THERE WILLING TO PAY 80 PERCENT OF THE TAX VALUE AND IN ADDITION BUILDS THE BALLFIELD WITH THE ROADWAY WITH THE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR PHASE 1. REALLY, I THINK EVERYBODY COMES OUT A WINNER IN THIS DEAL AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE TOO MUCH INCOME TO QUALIFY FOR OUR TAX EXEMPT THAT WE HAVE.

STILL THEY DON'T QUITE MAKE ENOUGH TO MAKE THE EXORBITANT MARKET RATES AND IT SERVICES THEM AS WELL.

I THINK THIS IS A GOOD DEAL AND A GOOD VALUE.

>> MAYOR: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. COUNSEL, ANY QUESTIONS?

>> COUNCIL MEMBER:

. >> MAYOR: GO AHEAD, WHY DO YOU THINK TAT? GO AHEAD.

I THINK OUR PUBLIC CAN. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: I WANTED TO MAKE A COMMENT. I WILL TRY TO SPEAK UP SO WE CAN. I THINK THIS HAS BEEN A HARD CORNER TO DEVELOP. IT HAS GONE THROUGH MANY DIFFERENT ITERATIONS AND OWNERS.

EVEN FOR THE SHORT TIME I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH IT.

I WAS A LITTLE BIT LESS THAN ENTHUSED WHEN IT WAS GOING TO BE A MARKET RATE TYPE OF PORTION OF IT WHEN IT CAME IN BECAUSE IT'S HARDER AND HARDER FOR CITIES TO BE ABLE TO RAISE MONEY TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR THE CITIZENS.

ESPECIALLY WITH NEW THINGS LIKE SENATE BILL TO COMING INTO PLACE IT'S GETTING HARD FOR CITIES TO PROVIDE SERVICES THAT THEY NEED TO. THE MORE I WATCHED THIS DEAL COME TOGETHER AND THE MORE WE PARTNERED WITH HFC AND THEY TURNED AROUND AND PARTNERED WITH THE DEVELOPER, I THINK THIS HAS TURNED INTO A REALLY GREAT MODEL THAT OTHER CITIES CAN LOOK AT IN TERMS OF HOW DO YOU BRING MARKET RATE LIVING AND AFFORDABLE LIVING IN AND COMBINE THEM TOGETHER INTO A VERY, THIS SITE IS A VERY ATTRACTIVE SITE.

IT IS RIGHT BY A MAJOR ATTRACTIVE PARK WITH MONEY INVESTED INTO IT. IT IS ON A MAJOR TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR AND DOWNTOWN AROUND THINGS LIKE AN AIRPORT.

THOSE ARE NOT AREAS WHERE A TEACHER OR A FIREMAN CAN AFFORD

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TO LIVE. WE WANT IT TO BE INCLUSIVE TO ALL PEOPLE IN THE CITY OF ROULAC.

AS I WATCHED THIS DEAL COME TOGETHER IF IT IS THE STRUCTURED RIGHT AND YOU HAVE THE RIGHT PARTNERS TOGETHER YOU CAN PROVIDE THOSE TYPES OF HOUSING OPTIONS TO ALL PEOPLE.

I REALLY COMMEND THE HFC AND THE DEVELOPER FOR WORKING ON THIS AND COMING UP WITH AN AGREEMENT THAT WORKS FOR ALL PARTIES. THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

COUNSEL? >> MAYOR: WE ARE LOOKING FOR CONSENSUS ON THESE TERMS. IS THAT CORRECT?

>> MAYOR: THAT IS CORRECT MANNER.

WE ARE HOPEFUL DEPENDING ON THE NEXT STEPS WE ARE HOPEFUL TO BRING THIS BACK TO YOU ON THE SUBSEQUENT MEETING.

>> MAYOR: EVERYONE IS GOOD WITH THE TERMS? YOU HAVE IT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND THANK

YOU FOR BEING WITH US RICK. >> MAYOR: THANK YOU.

IN MY MOVING TO 3E? I THINK SO.

[3E. Discuss and seek direction regarding a request by Mr. Omar Pulido to reassess single-family residential impact fees for Heritage Estates Addition. ]

ITEM 3E DISCUSS REDIRECTION OF A REQUEST BY MR. OMAR TO REASSESS SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL IMPACT FEES FOR HERITAGE ESTATES ADDITION. IS THAT YOU, TO MISS MULLEDAD?

>> SPEAKER: HE IS VERY WELL-EQUIPPED TO MAKE THIS PRESENTATION. THANK YOU MA'AM.

. >> SPEAKER: GOOD EVENING MAYOR AND COUNCIL. THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS THIS REQUEST WITH YOU AND SEEK YOUR GUIDANCE ON THE REQUEST. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE LAURA.

THIS IS A REQUEST FOR REDUCTION IN THE IMPACT FEE.

THIS IS THE HERITAGE ESTATES ADDITION TO THE HERITAGE ESTATES ADDITION IS LOCATED SOUTH OF MILLER ROAD APPROXIMATELY 1900 FEET EAST OF THE INTERSECTION WITH TEESSIDE.

THE DEVELOPMENT HAS 17 SINGLE-FAMILY LOTS AND TO HO A LOT. IT WAS DEVELOPED BY MR. OMAR PULIDO WITH ALL SEISMIC SOLUTIONS AND THE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS WERE COMPLETED AND ACCEPTED BY THE CITY IN DECEMBER OF 2019. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO, SUBSEQUENTLY TO THE COMPLETION OF THE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS, TO BUILDING PERMITS WERE ISSUED.

THE FIRST BUILDING PERMIT WAS ISSUED FOR A HOUSE AT 3300 TRADITION COURTS ON MARCH 9 P2020.

ALMOST AYEAR AGO TODAY. AMONG THE VARIOUS WILLING PERMIT FEES AND CHARGES THERE WAS A CHARGE FOR $3283 FOR ROADWAY IMPACT FEES. THE CHARGES TOTAL FOR THAT BUILDING PERMIT, THOSE CHARGES TOTALED OVER $5000.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. THE SECOND BUILDING PERMIT WAS ISSUED FOR 3205 TRADITION COURT ON DECEMBER 22 2020.

AGAIN, THE ROADWAY IMPACT FEES WERE CHARGED AT A RATE OF $3283. THERE WAS ALSO A 22 53 CHARGE FOR WATER IMPACT FEES AND $1189 FOR WASTEWATER IMPACT FEES.

TOGETHER WITH THE REST OF THE PERMIT FEES AND CHARGES THOSE CAME TO A TOTAL OF $9362. AND $0.98.

YOU CAN SEE THAT THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO BUILDING PERMIT FEES. AND, THAT REALLY IS ON US.

WE OVERLOOK THE WATER AND WASTEWATER IMPACT FEES ON THE FIRST BUILDING PERMIT. WE COLLECTED THE PROPER IMPACT FEES FOR THE SECOND BUILDING PERMIT AND WE HAVE INSTITUTED A FAIRLY RIGOROUS PROGRAM SO THAT THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN AGAIN.

NEXT SLDE PLEASE? AS A RESULT OF THOSE TWO DIFFERENCES IN THE BUILDING PERMIT COSTS MR. PULIDO IS REQUESTING A REDUCTION OF THE IMPACT FEES FOR THE REMAINING 15 LOTS. HE HAS DONE SO IN A LETTER

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ADDRESSED TO COUNSEL WHICH WAS DATED JANUARY 13 OF THIS YEAR.

THAT LETTER ITEMIZES OR HAS TWO LISTS THAT ITEMIZES THE FEE IN A FORMAT THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH THE FORMAT OR THE FEE THAT WERE CHARGED FOR THE SECOND BUILDING PERMIT.

THOSE FEES ARE THE NEW RESIDENTIAL PERMIT FEES.

THAT IS THE MAIN BUILDING PERMIT FEE.

THERE IS A WASTEWATER IMPACT FEE, A STREET IMPACT FEE, A WATER IMPACT FEE AND THERE IS ALSO A PARK PRO RATA FEE AND AN INSPECTION FEE FOR FLAT WORK AND A FEE TO COVER THE WATER METER COSTS AND SOME MISCELLANEOUS CONTRACTOR VALIDATION FEES. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

THANK YOU. SO, THE TWO ITEMIZED LIST THAT ARE PRESENTED IN THE LETTER IN DETAIL THE FEES AND THE TOP LIST WHICH IS CONSISTENT WITH THE, AS I SAID BEFORE THE SECOND BUILDING PERMIT LIST OF FEES, TOTAL $9352 THE BOTTOM LIST TOTALS $5703.98 AND THESE ARE THE FEES THAT MR. PULIDO IS REQUIRING FOR THE NEXT 15 LOTS. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE? WE CAN NOW ANALYZE HIS REQUEST. LOOKING AT THE TWO LISTS AND MAKING A COMPARISON OF THOSE LISTS WE CAN SEE THAT ALL OF THE FEES ARE IDENTICAL IN AMOUNT EXCEPT FOR THE IMPACT FEE. THIS IS IN ESSENCE A REQUEST TO REDUCE THE IMPACT FEE. THE TOP LIST HAS A WASTEWATER IMPACT FEE OF $1189. THE STREET OR ROADWAY IMPACT FEE OF 32 DOLLARS AND THE WATER IMPACT FEE OF $2253.

THOSE ARE THE IMPACT FEES THAT ARE CURRENTLY IN EFFECT TODAY AS THEY WERE ADOPTED BY COUNSEL ON DECEMBER 17 OF 2019.

THIS ITEMIZES THE BOTTOM LIST ITEMIZES THE FEE AND THOSE INCLUDE A WASTEWATER IMPACT FEE OF $647.

A STREET IMPACT FEE OF $1733 AND A WATER IMPACT FEE OF $683.

WHEN WE DID OUR RESEARCH AND WE LOOKED UP THOSE FEES AND WE LOOKED AT THE HISTORICAL IMPACT FEE RATE SCHEDULE WE FOUND THAT THOSE CORRESPOND THOSE AMOUNTS CORRESPOND TO THESE THAT WERE ADOPTED BY COUNSEL ON JANUARY 18 2005.

THOSE FEES ARE NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE THIS IS A VISUALIZATION OF THE LIST THAT MR. PULIDO PROVIDED IN HIS LETTER.

THE LEFTMOST COLUMN IS THE TOP LIST AND THAT TOTALS ALMOST $9300. THE MIDDLE COLUMN CORRESPONDS TO THE BOTTOM LIST IN HIS LETTER WHICH ARE THE FEES THAT HE IS PROPOSING TO BE CHARGED FOR THE REMAINING 15 LOTS.

THOSE TOTAL $5700 AND THE LAST COLUMN ON THE RIGHT YOU CAN SEE IS A GOOD VISUALIZATION OF HOW ALL THE FEES THAT HE HAS LISTED ARE IDENTICAL EXCEPT FOR THE IMPACT FEES.

THERE IS A, THERE MIDDLE COLUMN HAS A LOWER IMPACT FEE AND THAT DIFFERENCE TOTALS $3659. THAT IS A PER LOT.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. WITH 15 LOTS REMAINING TO BE BUILT WE CAN DO THE MATH AND WE CAN SEE THAT IF THIS REQUEST IS GRANTED THE CITY WILL MISS OUT ON A TOTAL AMOUNT OF IMPACT FEE

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EQUAL TO $54,885. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

THE LAST THING IN OUR ANALYSIS IS TO LOOK AT THE CODE AND WHAT DOES THE CODE SAY ABOUT HOW IMPACT FEES ARE TO BE ASSESSED AND COLLECTED. THE CODE OF ORDINANCES IN SECTION 30 ã36 A WHICH WAS WRITTEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE CHAPTER 385 WHICH IS WHERE THE AUTHORITY OF IMPACT FEES STEM FROM, THAT CODE STIPULATES THAT IMPACT FEES ARE ASSESSED AT THE TIME OF PLOTTING AND ARE COLLECTED PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF A BUILDING PERMIT AND OR THE PLACEMENT OF A WATER METER. WE KNOW THAT THE HERITAGE ESTATE PLAT WAS APPROVED BY THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION ON FEBRUARY 11 OF 2020 AND RECORDED A FEW DAYS LATER AT THE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE O FEBRUARY 14.

WE CAN SEE THEN THAT THE IMPACT FEE RATE IN EFFECT AT THE TIME OF PLOTTING ARE THE RATES THAT WERE ADOPTED BY COUNSEL IN DECEMBER 2019 AND NOT THE RATE THAT WAS ADOPTED IN JANUARY 2005. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

WITH THAT SAID WE RECOMMEND THAT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULE FOR ASSESSING AND COLLECT PTHING IMPACT FEES WE RECOMMEND THAT COUNSEL NOT GRANT THIS REQUEST.

NEXT SLIDE. I WILL BE HAPPY TO TRY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE REGARDING THIS REQUEST.

>> MAYOR: THANK YOU JEFF. SO COUNSEL KNOWS I BELIEVE THE COUNCIL ISSUES BETWEEN ZOOM AND COUNSEL HAVE BEEN FIXED.

THANK YOU FOR THAT PRESENTATION.

MY FIRST QUESTION IS THESE FEES WERE ALWAYS KNOWN TO THE DEVELOPER. THE ONLY QUESTION IN THIS IS A QUESTION, SORRY. WERE THESE FEES ALWAYS KNOWN TO THE DEVELOPER AND IS THE ONLY ISSUE THAT WE CHARGE THE WRONG FEE ON THE FIRST HOUSE? WE COMMUNICATE INCORRECT FEES

TO THE DEVELOPER IN ANY MANNER? >> SPEAKER: I AM NOT SURE.

WHETHER WE COMMUNICATED ANY FEE.

WRONG OR OTHERWISE. FEES ARE PUBLISHED IN THE

MASTER FEE SCHEDULE. >> MAYOR: THIS DEVELOPER HAD ACCESS TO THE CORRECT FEES JUST LIKE ANY OTHER DEVELOPER, CORRECT? COUNSEL, IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION I CANNOT SEE WHO IS PRESSING TO SPEAK.

COUNCILMEMBER? YOU HAVE YOUR RIGHT TO SPEAK BUTTON? MY COMMENT ON THIS WOULD STRICTLY BE IF YOU WENT TO THE STORE AND PICKED UP A LOAF OF BREAD AND THEY EXCELLENTLY CHARGED YOU 1/4 FOR IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU GET TO GO BACK TO THE STORE AND BUY BREAD FOR 1/4 FROM NOW ON. WE MADE A MISTAKE.

WE OWNED UP TO THE MISTAKE. FEES ARE WHAT THE FEES ARE.

THANK YOU. >> MAYOR: I WANT THAT QUARTER BREAD. COUNCILMAN BROWN?

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: I HAVE A COMMENT TO MAKE.

APPARENTLY WE DID NOT SEND A BILL TO THIS DEVELOPER FOR THE IMPACT FEES FOR FIRST PERMIT THAT HE GOT.

IN MY OPINION IF YOU TAKE THAT 3659 DIFFERENCE AND DIVIDE THAT BETWEEN THE 15 LOTS HE IS ALREADY GETTING A $244 DISCOUNT IF YOU WILL. ON ALL OF HIS LOT THAT HE HAS BEEN DEVELOPING AND TO YOUR POINTY THE FEE IS WHAT THE FEE IS. IT IS A PUBLISHED RIGHT.

IF WE DID NOT BILL HIM THE DIFFERENCE FOR LEAVING OUT THE IMPACT FEE ON THAT FIRST LOT I SAY THAT IS A GIFT TO HIM.

HE SHOULD SEE IT AS THAT. I WOULD NOT APPROVE GOING BACK TO 2005 IMPACT FEES FOR THE REST OF THAT AND IT SOUNDS LIKE THAT'S WHAT HE GOT ON THE FIRST ONE.

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: I WOULD BE CONCERNED AT THE PRECEDENT THAT WOULD SET FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS.

THIS SHOULD BE NO DIFFERENT. COUNSEL DO WE HAVE A CONSENSUS THAT WE WILL NOT APPROVE THIS REQUEST BY THE DEVELOPER?

YOU HAVE THAT CONSENSUS? >> MAYOR: THANK YOU.

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>> MAYOR: DID YOU HEAR THAT CORRECTLY WE AGREE WITH THE STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION TO NOT PROVIDE.

OKAY. IS THAT THE ONLY THING ON THAT AGENDA ITEM? OKAY.

THANK YOU. >> MAYOR: WE ARE RUNNING WAY AHEAD OF TIME. WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO DO OUR EXECUTIVE SESSION. WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO DO OUR EXECUTIVE SESSION BEFORE THE REGULAR MEETING.

ALL RIGHT. WE ARE GOING TO GO BACK TO ITEM 3B DISCUSS COVID-19 AND TAKE ANY NECESSARY ACTION.

>> SPEAKER: >> SPEAKER: AS YOU ALL KNOW GOVERNOR ABBOTT MADE AN ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY AND WE HAD JUST A FEW MINUTES TO ADD A COUPLE PIECES OF THAT INFORMATION'S WE COULD CAN DISCUSS IT A BIT MORE.

THE CURRENT STATUS OF COVID AS OF TODAY OR AS OF MONDAY WE WERE ILL AT THE RED LEVEL. LOCAL EXPERTS USE HOSPITALIZATIONS, I SEE YOU ADMISSIONS AND ER VISITS FOR KEY DETERMINANTS OF COVID-19 RISK LEVEL.

DUE TO WEAKEN REPORTING NEW AVAILABLE SHOULD HAVE BEEN AVAILABLE LATE TODAY. HERE IS THE WEEKLY CHART THAT YOU GUYS HAVE ALL SEEN SINCE ALL OVER.

AS YOU KNOW WE HIT OUR HIGH THE WEEK OF JANUARY 9 AT 18,900 CASES FOR THE WEEK. THE WEEK OF 220 WE DROP DOWN TO 1582. SOME OF THAT DUE TO DELAYS AND INCLEMENT WEATHER. WE DID JUST RECEIVE AN EMAIL SHORTLY FROM JUDGE JENKINS OFFICE AND TODAY'S COUNT WAS 526 NEW POSITIVE CASES. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE LAURA.

THESE ARE RELEVANT NUMBERS FOR THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE HAVE INCLUDED THIS IN THE SLIDESHOW. IT WILL TELL YOU THE TRENDS IN ROWLETT FROM MARCH 23 OF 2020 UNTIL FEBRUARY 28 OF 2021.

THAT THE TOP CHART. AND THEN THE CITY OF ROWLETT MONTHLY CASE TOTALS LAST MARCH WE WERE AT 13 AND IN FEBRUARY 2021 WE WERE AT 523. WE HIT OUR HIGH IN JANUARY WHEN WE HAD I BELIEVE THAT IS 1641. NEXT SLIDE.

GOVERNOR ABBOTT DID DO A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY AT 1:30.

HE HAS FOR ALL PRACTICAL PURPOSES WITHDRAWN ALLSTATE MANDATE AS UP NEXT WEDNESDAY WHICH IS MARCH 5. THIS WOULD RESEND THE MANDATORY STATE MASK MANDATE AND ALLOW ANY BUSINESSES TO OPEN AT 100 PERCENT CAPACITY IF THEY CHOOSE. THE ORDER IS ABOUT FOUR OR FIVE PAGES LONG AND THERE IS A NUMBER OF OTHER STATUTE IN THERE THAT WE WILL PUBLISH OVER THE NEXT WEEK LEADING UP TO WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10. AND SO, WE SUSPECT THERE TO BE ADDITIONAL CONVERSATIONS HELD BETWEEN NOW AND NEXT WEDNESDAY.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE LAURA. THE VACCINATION UPDATE.ASES ARE DROPPING. WE MUST REMAIN DILIGENT.

WE MUST MAINTAIN THE SCIENCE. THIS CAME OUT OF A PRESS ORDER RELEASE FROM JUDGE CLAY JENKINS OVER THE WEEK.

WE MUST MAINTAIN THE FACT-BASED PRACTICES THAT HELP US KEEP PROTECTED FROM COVID-19 BEFORE THE VACCINE ARRIVES.

THAT INCLUDES MASKING, SOCIAL DISTANCING, AVOIDING PROUD, WASHING YOUR HANDS AND FOREGOING GET-TOGETHERS FOR THE TIME BEING. THE RECOMMENDATION IS EVERYONE WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR A VACCINE SHOULD REGISTER IN AS MANY PLACES AS THEY ARE WILLING TO DRIVE IN TO GET THE VACCINE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. BEST VACCINE FOR YOU IS THE ONE THAT IS AVAILABLE OR THEY ARE ALL HIGHLY EFFECTIVE AND VIRTUALLY HAVE NO LONG-TERM SIDE EFFECTS BASED ON THE STUDIES FROM THE FDA. THIS CAME FROM THE PRESS RELEASE FROM THE COUNTY JUDGE. APPROXIMATELY 13.5 PERCENT OF DALLAS HAS HAD THEIR FIRST SHOT AND 7 PERCENT HAVE THEIR SECOND SHOT. YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE LATEST VACCINE INFORMATION THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THE DIFFERENT SITES TO REGISTER AT WWW.CI.ROWLETT.TX.US BACKSLASH VACCINE.THAT STAYS UPDATED ANYTIME WE GET AN UPDATED OUR EMERGENCY MANAGER GETS AN UPDATE THEY GET THAT DIRECTLY TO OUR COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT TO GET IT UPDATED.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE LAURA. THEN THESE ARE THE UPDATED VACCINATION TOTALS THAT WE SHARE WITH COUNSEL.

BY DALLAS COUNTY AND ROCKWALL COUNTY AND THEN SPECIFICALLY TO GARLAND HEALTH AND THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE

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REGISTERED WHICH CURRENTLY AS OF SUNDAY WAS 97,600 49, HE REGISTERED FROM ROWLETT AND HOW MANY RECEIVE THEIR FIRST OR SECOND DOSES AND THEN HOW MANY WERE VACCINATED IN EACH CLINIC STARTING ON JANUARY 21. FEBRUARY 4, FEBRUARY 9 AND THEN FEBRUARY 24. THE SECOND DOSE OF THE VACCINE ARE RUNNING ABOUT A WEEK BEHIND DUE TO THE WEEKLONG WEATHER EVENT. IF YOU HAD YOUR FIRST SHOT AND WAITING ON YOUR SECOND SHOT THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO IS KEEP CHECKING WITH YOUR VACCINE PROVIDER THE FIRST VACCINE TO GET THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON WHEN THE SECOND VACCINE WILL BE AVAILABLE. THERE IS A BELIEF THAT YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL TIME. BEFORE YOU CAN GET THAT AND THAT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE ON EXACTLY THE 24TH OR 28TH DAY.

THESE ARE OTHER VACCINE SIDES. THERE IS A WEBSITE AVAILABLE WHERE YOU CAN SEE OTHER LOCATIONS THAT ARE PROVIDING THE VACCINE. SEVERAL CDS I NOTICED THIS WEEK HAVE RECEIVED THE VACCINE AND WERE TAKING APPOINTMENTS.

WE CAN GO TO THE DALLAS COUNTY SITE AS WELL AND THEY HAVE A LOT OF DIFFERENT PLACES LISTED THAT YOU CAN CHECK TO GET THE VACCINE. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE LAURA? AND AS YOU KNOW WE HAVE SINCE OCTOBER TALKED ABOUT WHAT THE MEETING OPTIONS ARE AND TONIGHT WE ARE HOSTING OUR FIRST HYBRID MEETING FOR COUNSEL. IT LOOKS LIKE WE HAD A FEW SOUND DIFFICULTIES EARLY ON BUT THOSE ARE READY TO GO NOW.

PLANNING AND ZONING WILL BEGIN THEIR HYBRID MEETINGS ON MARCH 9. AT THIS TIME WE ASKED THE PUBLIC TO CONTINUE TO PARTICIPATE THROUGH THE VIRTUAL OPTION FOR CITY COUNCIL AND PLANNING AND ZONING UNTIL WE HAVE THAT NEXT STEP TO HAVING STAFF AND PUBLIC AND COUNCIL CHAMBERS AND THEN THE OTHER BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS WILL STAY REMOTE FOR THE TIME BEING UNTIL COUNSEL HAS A FURTHER DISCUSSION ABOUT THAT.

THEN I THINK THE NEXT SLIDE IS FOR DISCUSSION AND QUESTIONS.

IF COUNSEL HAS ANY QUESTIONS I KNOW ED IS PROBABLY STILL ON AND HE CAN BEST ANSWER SOME OF THOSE.

I KNOW CHIEF HOWARD IS HERE AS WELL.

BUT I WILL BE QUIET. >> MAYOR: SO, I WILL START US OFF. WE OBVIOUSLY HAVE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES INTERNALLY. WITH OUR PUBLIC THAT HAVE BEEN DICTATED BY STATE GUIDELINES AND THOSE STATE GUIDELINES WILL NO LONGER BE IN EFFECT. I DON'T KNOW IF WE WANT TO WAIT ALL THE WAY UNTIL THE FIRST MEETING IN APRIL TO DISCUSS THOSE AGAIN? WE HAVE BEEN SETTING ASIDE THE FIRST MEETING OF EVERY MONTH TO DISCUSS COVID-19 BUT WE MAY WANT TO PUT THIS ON THE AGENDA FOR THE NEXT COUNCIL MEMBER

AGAIN. >> MAYOR: MAYOR, THAT IS THE RIGHT ANSWER. WHAT HAPPENED TODAY CAME AS A SURPRISE. WE WERE EXPECTING SOMETHING BUT NOT WHAT WE GOT. WE ARE OUR STAFF NEEDS TO GET OUR ARMS AROUND IT AND THEN COME BACK AND HAVE A REAL DISCUSSION WITH COUNSEL ABOUT IT.

I THINK THE NEXT MEETING WOULD BE IDEAL.

BECAUSE THERE MAY BE DECISIONS THAT WE WOULD MAKE FOR APRIL

AND BE READY TO GO WITH THAT. >> MAYOR: THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER LANEY? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: THE ONE THING WE NEED TO WATCH OUT FOR IS WHEN GOVERNOR ABBOTT'S DECLARATION EXPIRES THEY MIGHT ALSO HAVE SOMETHING FOR THE OPEN MEETING ACT. WE NEED TO BE COGNIZANT OF THAT BECAUSE THAT COULD CHANGE HE WAY WE DO FUTURE MEETINGS IMMEDIATELY INSTEAD OF HAVING TO WAIT UNTIL AUGUST I MEAN,

APRIL. >> MAYOR: I'M NOT SURE.

THE DISASTER DECLARATION HAS BEEN TO DATING THE OPEN MEANS AND HE HASN'T LIFTED THE DISASTER DECLARATION.

HE HAS JUST LIFTED RESTRICTIONS.

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT HE IS

REASSURING THE WHOLE THING. >> MAYOR: ONE THING HE HAS DONE IS HE HAS ACTUALLY REINSTATED THE OPEN RECORDS MEETING ACT ISSUE ABOUT EVERY 30 DAYS. HE HAS DONE THAT SEPARATE FROM THIS DECISION-MAKING AND THAT IS PART OF WHAT WE'VE GOT TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT AND RIGHT NOW WE DON'T HAVE THAT ANSWER.

>> MAYOR: THE BOTTOM LINE IS BUSINESSES CAN MAKE DECISIONS ON THEIR OWN. HE WAS VERY CLEAR IN HIS COMMUNICATIONS ON THAT TODAY. THIS DOESN'T MEAN THAT WE ARE GOING TO OPEN UP AND NOT REQUIRE MASKS AND ALL OF THAT.

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WE ARE GOING TO MAKE DECISIONS THAT ARE BEST FOR OUR EMPLOYEES AND OUR PUBLIC. AND WE WILL FIGURE IT OUT.

THAT WAS A SURPRISE TO ALL OF US I BELIEVE.

>> MAYOR: THERE WAS ONE THING THAT HE DIDN'T MENTION THERE IS A PROVISION THAT ANY HOT BILL DISTRIC COULD THINK THAT UP AND THAT WAS ABOUT 15 PERCENT THAT THE LOCAL COUNTY JUDGE COULD IMPLEMENT RESTRICTIONS BACK IN THERE.

I THINK HE LIMITED IT TO 50 PERCENT OF OCCUPANCY YOU COULDN'T GO BELOW THAT. THAT WAS AN INTERESTING TIDBIT THAT HE PUT IN THERE BECAUSE HE DID THAT ON HIS LAST ORDER AS WELL AND WE DID GO OVER THAT NUMBER AND THEN THE DALLAS COUNTY JUDGE ORDERS WENT INTO EFFECT.

IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO WATCH IT THROUGHOUT THE MONTH WITH

SPRING BREAK COMING UP. >> MAYOR: I DIDN'T HAVE TIME TODAY TO STUDY HIS PRESS CONFERENCE.

WHAT WAS SAID OR DOES ANYBODY KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT NO MORE THAN 10 IN A PUBLIC EVENT WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF THE

MAYOR? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: MAYOR, I READ BUT I DID NOT WATCH THE PRESS CONFERENCE.

>> MAYOR: THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WILL HAVE TO LOOK AT.

>> SPEAKER: I DID READ THE PRESS CONFERENCE AND THERE'S NO SPECIFIC GROUP ORDER. THERE IS NOTHING AT ALL ABOUT A NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT CAN BE TOGETHER IN ONE GROUP.

>> MAYOR: WHAT WE HAVE TO LOOK AT IS WHAT WAS THE ORDER THE PUT THAT IN PLACE? AND WAS THAT PART OF THE RECENSION? IS THAT A WORD? IS THAT PART OF WHAT HE RESCINDED EFFECTIVE NEXT WEEK THAT'S WE HAVE TO LOOK AT. SO.

I HOPE PEOPLE STILL WEAR MASKS. OKAY.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER DISCUSSIONS? IF YOU ARE JOINING US LATE THE REASON WE DON'T HAVE MASKS ON

IS WE HAVE PARTITIONS. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: I WILL SAY IF YOU HAVE SIGNED UP TO REGISTER GARLAND HEALTH AUTHORITY IS DOING ANOTHER VACCINATION EVEN THIS THURSDAY AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THOSE AS VACCINES BECOME AVAILABLE AND AS MORE VACCINES BECOME AVAILABLE THEY WILL DO MORE EACH WEEK. WE DO WANT TO GO REGISTER.

ARE CURRENTLY DOING VACCINATIONS.

COUNCILWOMAN BROWN? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: I WILL MAKE A COMMENT ABOUT THAT FACILITY IS EXTREMELY EFFICIENT.

I KNOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CONCERNS CAN THEY WAIT IN LINE FOR A LONG TIME. I PROMISE YOU YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO WAIT IN LINE. IT IS THE MOST EFFICIENT SITE IN ALL OF VFW. THEY LITERALLY, INCLUDING THE 15 MINUTES THAT YOU NEED TO WAIT TO SEE IF YOU HAVE A REACTION, IT WILL TAKE YOU 25 MINUTES TO GET THROUGH THE ENTIRE THING. IT IS A VERY EASY AND VERY COMFORTABLE, YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO GET OUT OF YOUR CAR.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WOULD WE LIKE TO DO THE EXECUTIVE SESSION NO? OKAY.

>> MAYOR: SORRY. I WILL GO AHEAD AND READ IT INTO THE RECORD AND I'M OT SURE HOW THE WHOLE ZOOM THING

[2. EXECUTIVE SESSION ]

WORKS WITH THE EXECUTIVE SESSION.

IT WILL HAPPEN.

ITEM THE CITY COUNCIL SHALL CONVENE INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE, SEC. 551.071 (CONSULTATION WITH CITY ATTORNEY), TO CONSULT WITH AND RECEIVE LEGAL ADVICE FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY REGARDING THE

SAPPHIRE BAY MARIN >> MAYOR: ALL RIGHT IT IS; 20 P.M. AND WE HAVE CONCLUDED OUR EXECUTIVE SESSION AND NO FORMAL ACTION WAS TAKEN. AT THIS TIME COUNSEL WILL YOU

[4. DISCUSS CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS ]

LOOK AT THE CONSENT AGENDA AND SEE IF WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR ANYTHING REMOVED FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION AND I DO WANT BRIAN OR MYSELF TO UPDATE YOU ON THE ELECTION QUESTION THAT WE HAD. WE LEFT LAST WEEK'S MEETING AND WE SAID WE WANTED TO HAVE A MEETING WITH JJ OUR COUNTY COMMISSIONER AND BRIAN AND I DID THAT.

YOU WANT TOGIVE THAT UPDATE OKAY.

GO. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: THANK YOU MAYOR. WE DID MEET WITH THE COMMISSIONER TO TALK ABOUT THE INCREASING COST THE SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN COST AND HERE IS WHAT WE WERE TOLD.

THERE WERE SEVERAL THINGS THAT TIED INTO THIS.

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WE DID SEE FROM THE LETTER THEY DID PROVIDE RAISES TO THE JUDGES AND THE WORKERS AND I DON'T THINK NECESSARILY WE WOULD HAVE OPPOSED THAT BUT THEY HADN'T DONE IT FOR SO LONG IT WAS A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE. THAT WAS JUST ONE OF THE PIECES. THE SECOND PIECE THEY BOUGHT MORE EQUIPMENT. THEY ALSO HAVE NEW EQUIPMENT.

ONE OF THE SINGLE BIGGEST THINGS THAT WE SEE HERE IS THAT THE CHANGE IS NECESSARY BECAUSE THEY SWITCHED FROM POLLING PLACES THAT WE HAVE USED FOR DECADES HERE TO VOTE CENTERS.

WHEN THEY DID THAT IT INCREASED THE NUMBER OF POLLING PLACES FROM 360 2/450 IF I CAN REMEMBER THE NUMBER RIGHT.

IT WAS A HUGE INCREASE ACROSS THE COUNTY.

THIS WAS A MAJOR CHANGE FOR THEM AND LIKE I WAS TRYING TO THINK OF THE SENIOR TAX EXEMPTION.

THE SENIOR TAX FREEZE. ONCE YOU MAKE THAT DECISION YOU CAN'T GO BACK. THEY MADE THAT DECISION UNILATERALLY. SO IN OTHER WORDS, THE DALLAS COUNTY COMMISSIONER MADE THAT DECISION TO MAKE THAT SWITCH.

AT THAT POINT THEY CAN'T GO BACKWARDS THEY HAVE TO DO THAT AND THEY HAVE TO HAVE MORE VOTING LOCATIONS.

THE ONE THING THEY DID SAY WAS THAT ONE OF THE OPERATING COSTS THAT COULD ACTUALLY SAVE US SOME MONEY PINS ON HOW MANY PEOPLE, HOW MANY WORKERS IT TAKES TO WORK THE ELECTION.

OBVIOUSLY AS THE COMMISSIONER MENTIONED LAST NOVEMBER WAS PERHAPS A HISTORIC VOTE IN TERMS OF THE TURNOUT AND MAYBE WE DON'T HAVE THAT AGAIN. TYPICALLY IN A MALE ACTION WE DON'T HAVE THAT MANY PEOPLE THAT WILL VOTE MAYBE A FEW THOUSAND. I CAN REMEMBER TIMES AS LOW AS 800. BUT IF WE STAFF FOR A NORMAL MAY ELECTION THAT COULD ALSO POTENTIALLY SAVE US SOME MONEY THERE. SO.

>> MAYOR: THEIR COST ESTIMATE WAS BASED ON THE NOVEMBER

VOLUMES? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: YES.

THANK YOU MAYOR. I WAS GOING TO MAKE THAT NOTE.

AT THIS POINT WE PUT THE QUESTION TO HIM SPECIFICALLY AND HE TOLD US THAT THERE IS NO WAY TO BRING THIS BACK.

THEY ARE NOT GOING TO APPROVE MAKING A CHANGE SECURELY WITH ONE CITY'S REQUEST. OTHER CITIES HAVE ASKED ABOUT IT BUT THERE IS NOT ENOUGH MOMENTUM TO TRY TO GET THE DALLAS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO CHANGE IT AT THIS TIME.

WHEN THEY MADE THAT UNILATERAL DECISION THEY INCREASE THE COST

FOR EVERYBODY. >> MAYOR: THEY HAVE HISTORICALLY, I THINK FROM THE PHONE CALL WE HAD WITH JJ.

THEY HAVE HISTORICALLY CHARGED US 100 PERCENT AND THEN IF ACTUAL COSTS WERE LESS, THEY CHARGED US AN 80 PERCENT DOWN

PAYMENT? >> COUNCIL MEMBER: 75 PERCENT.

>> MAYOR: SORRY. HOPEFULLY THEY DON'T HAVE TO REFUND US MONEY IF OUR COSTS ARE LESS THAN THAT? REGARDLESS THIS IT IS GOING TO BE A DOUBLECROSSED THEN OUR

HISTORICAL ELECTION COSTS. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: I'M ANNOYED THAT THEY SPRUNG IT ON US AT A VERY INCONVENIENT TIME.

>> MAYOR: WE WERE VERY VOCAL ABOUT THAT.

THIS MEETING IN JANUARY THAT LAURA ATTENDED THAT SAID ãAS A LITTLE SIDE THAT COSTS WERE GOING TO GO UP WAS NOT SUFFICIENT NOTIFICATION AND WE EXPECT OUR COUNTY COMMISSIONER TO COMMUNICATE BETTER WITH US. WE MADE THAT CLEAR TO JJ.

NOT THAT IT CHANGES ANYTHING. IT CHANGES THIS ISSUE.

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: RIGHT. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: DID YOU MENTION ANYTHING ABOUT THE EQUIPMENT COST BEING AMORTIZED OVER A NUMBER OF YEARS AND EVENTUALLY US NOT HAVING TO PAY FOR THAT ANYMORE? WHAT DID THEY SAY TO THAT?

>> MAYOR: HE DID NOT HAVE A FIRM ANSWER ON THE CALCULATIONS. BUT THE CONJECTURE WAS WE ARE AMORTIZING EQUIPMENT OVER THE LIFE OF THE EQUIPMENT AND THE EQUIPMENT IS NOT GOING TO BE IN MORE THAN 10 YEARS.

I DON'T THINK THEY ARE MAKING MONEY ON THIS.

>> I DON'T THINK SO EITHER. >> MAYOR: I DON'T THINK OUR

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COST WILL DECREASE BECAUSE THE EQUIPMENT IT IS GOING TO BE PAID FOR BEFORE 10 YEARS. IS THAT WHAT YOU HEARD?

>> COUNCIL MEMBER: DID THEY PASS ALONG THOSE COSTS WITH THE

OLD EQUIPMENT? >> MAYOR: WITH THE PHONE CALL WE HAD BEFORE AND OR PHONE CALL WITH JJ WE GOT A NEW CHIEF IN TOWN AND THE NEW PERSON IS DOING A BETTER JOB OF

ALLOCATING COSTS. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: IS A NEW ADMINISTRATION. I WONDERED BECAUSE THEY WERE MAJOR FIGHTS AT THE COUNTY COURT OVER THE COST OF THAT SYSTEM AND THEY BUDGETED FOR AND PAID FOR RENT AN THEN THEY HAD TO GO BACK AND AMENDMENT TO PAY FOR IT BECAUSE THE WALLS PWEREN'T HIGH ENOUGH AND WE HAD TO ADD ANOTHER FOOT ON THOSE VOTING MACHINE WALLS AND HAD TO PAY MILLIONS TO HAVE THAT FIXED. IT IS LIKE THEY ARE RECOUPING THE DOLLAR FOR THAT BUT RECOUPING FROM ONE PILE OF TAX MONEY FOR ANOTHER PILE OF TAX MONEY AND IT DOESN'T SEEM OKAY

TO DO THAT. >> COUNCIL MEMBER: IT WAS INTERESTING THAT THE COMMISSIONER EMPHASIZED IT WAS THE COST OF LABOR AS THE BIGGEST BULK OF THE COST.

NOT NECESSARILY THAT EQUIPMENT BUT WE DID ASK HIM THAT

QUESTION, TOO. >> MAYOR: THAT IS THE UPDATE FOR THE CALL ARE YOU OKAY WITH LEAVING THAT ON THE CONSENT AGENDA? DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON ANY ITEMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA OR ANYTHING WE WOULD LIKE REMOVED? OKAY. IT IS ON MY CLOCK 7:27 SO LET'S TAKE A SHORT BREAK AND THEN TRY TO START AT 7:30 IT MIGHT BE A FEW MINUTES AFTER THAT PASTOR BUT NOT MUCH LATER AFTER THAT.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.