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>> GOOD EVENING LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. WE RAN RAN A LITTLE BIT OVER ON OUR WORK SESSION TODAY IS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2019.

IT'S 7:39. WE'RE QUEENING IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS. WE HAVE A QUORUM.

>> HEAVENLY FATHER, WE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS DAY, IF THERE ARE THANKSGIVING WEEK. WE HAVE SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR IN THIS CITY. MOST OF ALL WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENCE AND FOR YOUR GUIDANCE AS WE DELIBERATE THE AFFAIRS OF THIS CITY. WE ASK YOU TO BE WAS, GIVE US WISDOM. BLESS EVERY PERSON IN OUR CITY.

LORD BLESS OUR SCHOOLS, BLESS OUR HOSPITALS.

FATHER BLESS OUR PUBLIC SERVANTS.

BLESS OUR STAFF AND OUR COUNCIL LORD AS WE DO YOUR WORK ON BEHALF OF THE CITIZENS OF OUR CITY.

WE ASK THESE THINGS AND THANK YOU FOR THEM IN JESUS NAME,

AMEN. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> PLEASE JOIN ME IN THE PLEDGE. I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAGE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND

JUSTICE FOR ALL. >> AND NOW FOR THE TEXAS PLEDGE.

HONOR THE TEXAS FLAG, I PLEDGE ALLEGE TONS THEE, TEXAS, ONE STATE UNDER GOD ONE AND INDY VISIBLE.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> WE'RE GOING TO START OUR

[5A. Presentation of Proclamation for the sixth graduating class of the City Academy.]

EVENING OFF WITH AN EXCITING PRESENTATION, ITEM 5A PRESENTATION PROCLAMATION FOR THE SIXTH GRADUATING CLASS OF

THE CITY ACADEMY. >> THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE TONIGHT AND THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF OUR CITY ACADEMY.

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S OUR SIXTH GRADUATING CLASS.

IT SEEMS LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY THIS STARTED.

THE CITY ACADEMY IS ONE OF OUR ACADEMIES.

WE HAVE POLICE CITIZENS ACADEMY, FIRE CITIZENS ACADEMY AND WE HAVE A CITY ACADEMY. AND THE CITY ACADEMY IS ONE WITH GENERAL INFORMATION. THE FIRE FOCUS IS ON FIRE , THE POLICE IS ON POLICE. THE CITY ACADEMY COVERS ALL KINDS OF TOPICS AS YOU ARE AWARE.

REALLY PROVIDES A GOOD EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION TO OUR CITIZENS ON WHAT IT REALLY INVOLVES IN REGARDS TO OPERATIONS. WE'RE GOING TO LET ELISA SAY A FEW WORDS AND THEN DO A PROCLAMATION AND HAND OUT

CERTIFICATES. >> I'M DELIGHTED TO BE HERE WITH YOU GUYS. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO HAVING YOU NOW PART OF OUR ALUMNI GROUP.

WITNESS YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE CITY ACADEMY, YOU ARE A PART OF THE ALUMNI AND WE CONTINUE TO DO PROJECTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AND I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU GUYS BEING HERE.

AND CONGRATULATIONS. YOU DEVOTED ABOUT 40 HOURS TO LEARNING ABOUT THE CITY. AND I THINK THAT SAYS A LOT ABOUT YOUR LEADERSHIP ABILITIES AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR

TIME. >> SO WE HAVE A PROCLAMATION THAT I'M GOING TO READ.

THERE IS MORE THAN JUST YOU ALL. WHEN I SAY YOUR NAME RAISE YOUR HAND SO PEOPLE CAN RECOGNIZE YOU.

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CITY COUNCIL HONOR THE SIXTH GRADUATING CLASS AND ENCOURAGE ALL CITIZENS THROUGHOUT CITY PARTICIPATE IN THIS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM.

DO YOU WANT TO HAND OUT CERTIFICATES?

>> THANK YOU. STAY UP HERE FOR PICTURES.

I WANT TO SAY A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ELISA BOWERS WHO DOES A

WONDERFUL JOB WITH THIS ACADEMY. >> THANK YOU.

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

>> OUR NEXT ITEM IS ITEM 5B. UP TONIGHT COUNCIL MAN LANKING

IS GOING TO BE PRESENTING THOSE. >> CAN YOU TURN HIS MICROPHONE

ON? >> UNDER PARKS AND RECREATION, 12 DAYS OF CHEST CHRISTMAS FROM DECEMBER 3 THROUGH DECEMBER 14TH, EVERY DAY FOR 12 CONSECUTIVE DAYS THERE WILL BE A FESTIVAL EVENT. THE LOCATION OF EACH EVENT VARIES EACH EVENING. LEADING UP TO OUR 12TH DAY.

THE MAINSTREET FEST AND LIGHTED HOLIDAY PARADE.

SPEAKING OF THE MAINSTREET FEST AND HOLIDAY PARADE, THAT TAKES PLACE ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 14TH FROM 3:00 FOMC 8:00 P.M. THERE WILL BE LIVE PERFORMANCES, FOOD TRUCKS, FIREWORKS, A LARGE KIDS AREA AND OUR LIGHTED HOLIDAY PARADE AT DOWNTOWN. WINTER YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY OPEN FOR WINTER YOUTH BASKETBALL.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS AND OTHER PARKS AND RECREATION PROGRAMS VISIT THE DEPARTMENT'S PAGE ON THE CITY WEBSITE.

THE ANIMAL SHELLER IS OPEN MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M. AND LOCATED AT 4402 INDUSTRIAL STREET. THERE THEY ALL ARE.

THE LIBRARY. VISIT YOUR ROWLETT PUBLIC LIBRARY AT 3900 MAINSTREET. A MAP SHOWING THE DOWNTOWN PARKING AREAS IS AVAILABLE ON THE LIBRARY'S WEB PAGE.

ENJOY AN AFTERNOON MOVIE EVERY FRIDAY IN DECEMBER, FRIDAY FLICKS BEGIN AT 3:30 P.M. BRING YOUR FAMILY, FRIEND AND NEIGHBORS TO THE LIBRARY ON SATURDAYS AT 2:00 P.M. FOR FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES. PLAN AHEAD.

THE LIBRARY'S WINTER READING CLUB BEGINS DECEMBER 23RD.

YOUTH IN GRADES K THROUGH 7 CAN EARN PRIZES FOR THE TOP NUMBER OF TITLES READ. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ALL PROGRAMS AVAILABLE VISIT THE LIBRARY AT 3900 MAINSTREET OR CALL '97 2-412-6116 AND AS ALWAYS LIKE US ON FACEBOOK.

LIGHT UP ROWLETT. BETWEEN NOW AND DECEMBER 19, YOU CAN CAST YOUR VOTE OR NOMINATE A YARD YOU FEEL NEEDS TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING HOLIDAY DISPLAY.

MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE CITY'S WEBSITE.

UP COMING PUBLIC MEETING INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE PUBLIC BULLETIN BOARD OF THE CITY'S WEBSITE AND TO FIND OUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN ROWLETT, CHECK OUT THE FRIDAY AT 5:00.

A WEEKLY NEWSLETTER CITY HALL. IT'S FULL OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR CITY AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE CITY'S WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE EVERY FRIDAY AFTER 5:00 P.M.

OR YOU CAN CHOOSE TO HAVE IT SENT TO YOU DIRECTLY BY EMAIL.

STAMPED TO DATE AND KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON.

A REMIND TORE EMAIL YOUR QUESTIONS ON ANY CITY RELATED TOPIC TO ASK THE MAYOR AT ROWLETT.COM AND IT COULD BE

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ANSWERED ON THE FOLLOWING MONTHLY PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT ENROUGH. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY CITY PROGRAMS OR SERVICES, VISIT ROWLETT.COM OR CALL THE ACTION

CENTER. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ANY OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE?

>> SEEING NONE, WE WILL MOVE TO ITEM 6 WHICH IS CITIZEN'S INPUT.

[6. CITIZENS’ INPUT]

THIS IS THE SECTION OF OUR MEETING WHERE ANY CITIZEN CAN COMMENT UP TO THREE MINUTES ON ANY TOPIC.

IF YOU WISH TO SPEAK YOU NEED TO FILL OUT A CARD AND GIVE IT TO LAURA QUICKLY. I HAVE ONE PERSON WANTING TO SPEAK AND THAT IS STANLEY POW ADDER.

IF YOU WOULD COME FORWARD. YOU KNOW ROUTINE.

>> THANK YOU MAYOR, COUNCIL, 3110 SYCAMORE STREET HERE IN ROWLETT. I HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO BE APPOINTED BY THE COUNCIL TO THE RECENT COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF 2018 AND EARLY 19. THE REASON WHY I'M UP HERE IS BECAUSE WE SUGGESTED SOME CHANGES TO THE KEEP ROWLETT OR REALIZE ROWLETT 2020 PLAN FOR THE NEW COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.

ONE OF THOSE WAS BIG ITEMS WAS THE NORTH SHORE AREA.

THERE WAS AGENDA ITEM THAT CAME BEFORE THE RECENTLY NOVEMBER THE 12TH TO THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION.

AND IN WHICH THERE WAS A PIECE OF PROPERTY OF 11 PLUS ACRES THAT WAS WITHIN THE NORTH SHORE AREA.

IT WAS ALREADY ZONED FOR MIXED USE, RESIDENTIAL.

AND WE HAD AND YOU HAVE TWO MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL THAT WAS ON THAT COMMITTEE AND THEY WILL RECALL WE HAD MUCH DISCUSSION OVER THAT AREA AND BEING SET ASIDE FOR WHAT WE COMPROMISED AND CALLED AN EMPLOYMENT CENTER. WOULDN'T YOU KNOW, HERE COMES A PIECE OF PROPERTY NOBODY REZONED IT.

SO HERE COMES A PIECE OF PROPERTY ALONG THAT SOMEBODY DECIDES WE'RE GOING TO BUILD PER THE ZONING.

SO NOW WHAT WAS REQUESTED FOR PRELIMINARY PLANT AT PNC WAS AN AREA FOR 50 APARTMENTS. 69 TOWN HOMES.

219 UNITS. AGAIN THAT AREA WAS LOOKED AT AS A BUSINESS CENTER, NOT RESIDENTIAL.

I'M APATHY URGE YOU GUYS TO GO THROUGH, LOOK AT WHAT WE DID IN THE COMP PLAN , THE SUGGESTIONS AND WHAT YOU ADOPTED AND IN THOSE AREAS -- IF YOU DON'T, PARTS OF NORTH SHORE WILL CONTINUE TO BE GOBBLED UP FOR RESIDENTIAL.

NOT FOR AN EMPLOYMENT CENTER. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> THANK YOU. ANY OTHER CARDS? THE NEXT ITEM IS OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

[7. CONSENT AGENDA]

THIS IS A SERIES OF ITEMS WE TAKE ACTION TOGETHER.

COUNCIL ASKED ITEM 7D AND 7E TO BE REMOVED FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION F. ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WOULD LIKE ANY OF THE OTHER ITEMS TO BE REMOVED FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND. SEEING NONE, WOULD YOU READ THE

REMAINING ITEMS IN THE RECORD. >> READING 7A, I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION -- DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE BOARD IS WORKING SO WE'LL GO OLD FASHIONED.

DO YOU HAVE A MOTION? >> YES I'LL MAKE A MOTION WE APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS READ INTO THE RECORD.

>> IF YOU HAVE A SECOND PLEASE RACER RAISE YOUR HAND.

>> I'LL SECOND THAT MOTION. >> PLEASE CALL A VOTE.

>> ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

7-0 VOTE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

[7D. Consider a resolution renewing and extending an agreement with Black Label Real Estate, LLC. Consider action to approve a resolution renewing and extending the term of a professional services agreement with Black Label Real Estate, LLC to provide economic development services for the City’s North Shore District in the amount of $65,750.]

THE NEXT I'M IS ITEM 7D, CONSIDER A RESOLUTION RENEWING AN AGREEMENT WITH BLACK LABEL LLC.

CONSIDER ACTION TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE ECONOMIC

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DEVELOPMENT SERVICES FOR THE CITY'S NORTH SHORE DISTRICT.

SO YOU ASKED THIS TO BE PULLED. DO YOU WANT A PRESENTATION, DO

YOU HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS? >> I HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS FOR

JIM. >> IS THAT OK?

>> THAT'S FINE. >> CAN YOU TELL ME WHEN THE CURRENT CONTRACT ENDS BECAUSE THEY ARE ON THE CONTRACT NOW?

>> THAT'S CORRECT. >> WHEN DID THEY START AND WHEN

DOES IT END IN. >> NOVEMBER 30TH SO IT RECENTLY EXPIRED. THIS WAS THE FIRST AGENDA WE COULD GET EXTENSION ON FOR COUNCIL CONSIDERATION.

>> THAT WAS LESS THAN AMOUNT REQUIRED TO COME TO COUNCIL THAT

THE POINT. >> THAT IS CORRECT.

7 MONTHS. >> IT WAS A 7 MONTH CONTRACT,

YES. >> CAN YOU GIVE ANY EXAMPLES OF RETURN ON INVESTMENT THAT WERE BASED ON THAT FIRST CONTRACT?

>> SO SOME OF THE ITEMS IF YOU LOOKED AT THE EXHIBIT THAT WAS ATTACHED TO THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT AND HAD A SUMMARY OF THE WORK THAT WAS COMPLETED, COMPLETION OF A NORTH SHORE PITCH BOOK THAT'S ON OUR WEBSITE NOW.

IDENTIFICATION OF SITE SELECTORS THAT WERE TARGETING FOR THE NORTH SHORE. CONNECTION AND ENGAGE WILLIAM THE LOCAL PROPERTY OWNERS IN NORTH SHORE.

TARGETED PURSUIT OF IDENTIFIED EMPLOYERS FOR THE NORTH SHORE.

RESHAPING AND DOING SOME RECONFIGURATION OF THE BRAND MESSAGE FOR NORTH SHORE. WE HAVE JUST COMPLETED AN INITIAL MARKETING VIDEO FOR NORTH SHORE THAT WE WILL BE UPLOADING ON THE WEBSITE HERE THIS WEEK.

AND THEN PRESENTATION TO THE ROWLETT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD ARE SOME OF THE EXAMPLES OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE COMPLETED UNDER THE FIRST PORTION OF THE CONTRACT WITH

BLACK LABEL. >> THANK YOU.

>> THE NEXT QUESTION IS THAT THE EXTENSION OF THIS CONTRACT IS PREDICATED ON THE FACT THAT WE HAVE NOT HIRED AN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

CAN YOU SPEAK TO US AS TO THE WHEREIN WHY THAT HAS NOT

HAPPENED? >> SURE.

PART OF THE DISCUSSION ON THEFOT DIRECTOR POSITION HAS BEEN KIND OF A STRATEGIC FROM AN OPERATIONAL STANDPOINT LOOKING AT THE POTENTIAL FOR THAT POSITION TO BE INVOLVED WITH THE SAPPHIRE BAY PROJECT AND SOME OF THE COMPONENTS THAT WILL BE ASSOCIATED WITH THAT TOURISM AND MARKING.

SO TRYING TO DETERMINE AS WE GET FURTHER INTO THE DEVELOPMENT WITH SAPPHIRE BAY IF THAT SKILL SET IS NEEDED FOR THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR PIG, WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE INCLUDED THAT AS PART OF THE JOB DESCRIPTION. WHEN WE WENT OUT THE TRY AND FILL HA POSITION, THAT WOULD APPROXIMATE CONSIDERED IN THAT

SEARCH. >> WAS THAT INFORMATION KNOWN AT THE TIME OF BUDGET OVER THE SUM SENATOR.

>> THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAD BEEN TALKING ABOUT, THAT WE WERE CONSIDERING THAT AS A POTENTIAL FOR THAT POSITION.

>> THE REASON WHY I ASK IS DURING THE BUDGET SESSIONS WE ASKED YOU IF YOU NEEDED TO INCREASE YOUR BUDGET AND YOU

REDUCED YOUR BUDGET. >> IS THIS OUT OF BUDGET OR JUST

APPROVING A CONTRACT? >> THERE IS 25,000 THAT IS OUT

OF BUDGET. >> SO THERE WAS NOT AND THE IDEA BEHIND AND TALKED ABOUT IN THE STAFF REPORT IS THE VACANCY SAVINGS FROM THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR POSITION.

THOSE COSTS WOULD COVER THIS CONTRACT AMOUNT.

>> IT'S NOT OUT OF BUDGET. >> IT'S OUT OF BUDGET LINE ITEM BUT NOT IN TOTAL. THAT'S WHAT WAS CONFUSING ME.

OK. >> I HAVE NO FURTHER QUESTIONS

BUT I HAVE A MOTION. >> OK.

>> IF SOMEONE HAS A MOTION THEY CAN PUSH.

THE BUTTONS WORK. FIRST ONE TO PRESS THE BUTTON

GETS THE MOTION. >> DO YOU HAVE A MOTION?

>> I DO. I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO TABLE THIS PENDING FURTHER DISCUSSION AND BRING IT UP ON

THE NEXT COUNCIL AGENDA. >> WHAT COUNCIL AGENDA?

>> DECEMBER 17TH. >> ON A REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING?

>> YES. >> AND TABLE IT TO DO WHAT? EXECUTIVE SESSION THAT WE'LL BE HAVING AFTER THIS MEETING TODAY.

>> OK. >> I HAVE A MOTION TO TABLE THIS. DO I HAVE A SECOND?

>> I HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND. ANY DISCUSSION?

>> I'LL MAKE A COMMENTFUL I DON'T AGREE THAT MOTION.

I DON'T AGREE THIS SHOULD BE TABLED.

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I'VE BEEN VERY PLEASED AND IMPRESSED WITH THE WORK THAT HAS BEEN DONE ON THE NORTH SHORE. I THINK WE HAVE A LOT OF MOMENTUM GOING. WE NEEDED A SPECIALIZED SKILL SET AND FOCUS TO GET THIS MARKETING PLAN ROLLING AND I'VE BEEN VERY PLEASED WITH THE PRODUCT.

SO I WILL NOT BE SUPPORTING THAT MOTION.

ANY OTHER DISCUSSION? >> I JUST HAD A QUICK QUESTION.

THIS SAYS PRESENTATION TO CITY COUNCIL.

I DON'T REMEMBER SEEING A PRESENTATION FROM THEM TO US.

THAT IS COMING THIS EVENING IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

PART OF THE ISSUE IS ORIGINALLY THE EXECUTIVE SESSION WAS BEFORE THIS. AND BECAUSE WE GOT PUSHED TO AFTER THE MEETING, THAT'S THE DISADVANTAGE YOU ALL ARE AT.

>> TO THAT POINT, I THINK THIS MOTION WAS BASED OFF THE FACT WE NEED TO HEAR MORE INFORMATION. THAT'S MY PERSPECTIVE OF IT.

THAT'S WHY I SECONDED IT. >> I DO HAVE ONE QUESTION FOR YOU JIM AS FAR AS THE VACANCY FAR THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR.

SO ARE YOU OF THE OPINION THAT WE WILL NOT NEED THAT POSITION TO BE FILLED OR THAT FOCUS ON TOURISM AND MARKETING FOR SAPPHIRE BAY ANYTIME DURING THIS BUDGET GLEE.

>> IN THIS CURRENT FISCAL GLEE. >> YES.

>> THAT IS CORRECT. >> THANK YOU.

>> ANY OTHER DISCUSSION? >> CALL THE VOTE.

AND WE WILL TABLE THAT UNTIL THE MEETING ON THE 17TH.

THE NEXT ITEM AND THAT PASSED WITH A 4-3 VOTE.

THE NEXT ITEM IS 7E, CONSIDER ACTION TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION

[7E. Consider a resolution to join a coalition of non-member customer entities of the North Texas Municipal Water District. Consider action to approve a resolution expressing a desire to join a coalition of nonmember customer entities of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD).]

EXPRESSING A DESIRE TO JOIN COALITION OF NONMEMBER ENTITIES OF THE MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT. FOR THOSE THAT FOLLOW OUR WORK SESSIONS, WE HAD A VERY LONG DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS AT OUR LAST WORK SESSION. YOU CERTAINLY CAN GO BACK TO THAT AND VIEW THAT SESSION. I WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE TALKED ABOUT THIS IN THE REGULAR SESSION TODAY SO THAT OUR VIEWERS COULD HEAR THIS INFORMATION ALSO.

THE NORTH TEXAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT CONTRACT AND THE WHOLE STRUCTURE OF OUR WATER RATES IS A VERY HIGH CONCERN TO MANY OF OUR RESIDENTS. SO THE MORE WE CAN TALK ABOUT THIS, THE MORE WE CAN EDUCATE THE PUBLIC , THE BETTER IT IS FOR ALL OF US. ONE THING I WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW IS THIS IS A VERY COMPLEX SUBJECT.

AND THERE IS A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT UNDERSTAND EVERY ASPECT OF THIS. BUT THERE IS A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT DON'T HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION.

AND THERE IS A COUPLE OF REALLY GOOD PIECES OF INFORMATION OUT THERE. YOU CAN GO TO OUR WEBSITE ON THE FAQ PAGE AND GET A LOT OF INFORMATION THERE.

WHAT I WOULD LOVE TO SUGGEST TO OUR RESIDENTS IS THEY LOOK AT MY JULY 2019 AND JULY 2018 MONTHLY MAYOR'S NEWSLETTER.

THAT TELLS YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT IS GOING WON WATER IN THE CITY OF ROWLETT FROM A TO Z.

IF YOU WANT TO REALLY UNDERSTAND SOME OF THE DETAILS.

WE STARTED AN INITIATIVE RECENTLY AND WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THIS BRIEFLY HERE. AND THAT IS TO ATTEMPT TO FORM A COALITION OF CUSTOMER CITIES OF NORTH TEXAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT TO HOPEFULLY HAVE A VOICE IN WHAT IS GOING ON AND IMPACTING OUR RESIDENTS. FOR OVER 10 YEARS ROWLETT CITIZENS HAVE BORN ANNUAL 10% WATER INCREASES FROM THE WATER DISTRICT N.2020 IN THIS NEXT FISCAL YEAR ROWLETT WILL PAY THE WATER DISTRICT OVER $9 MILLION FOR ITS WATER.

INCLUDING NEARLY $3 MILLION FOR WATER WE DON'T USE.

OUR TAXPAYERS OUR RESIDENTS BEAR THAT COST.

THAT'S BECAUSE OF AN ANTIQUATED CONTRACTUAL PROVISION CALLED TAKE OR PAY THAT ALL MEMBER CITIES AND ALL CUSTOMER CITIES HAVE THAT PROVISION IN THEIR CONTRACT.

IT'S NOT SPECIFIC TO ROWLETT. THERE ARE 34 CITIES AND SPECIAL WATER DISTRICTS THAT MAKE UP THE WATER DISTRICT CUSTOMER CITIES.

IN ALL OF THESE HAVE BEEN NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY EXTRAORDINARY WATER INCREASES AND SOME OF THOSE HAVE BEEN EXTRAORDINARILY AFFECTED NEGATIVELY BY THE TAKE OR PAY CONTRACT INCLUDING THE CITY OF ROWLETT.

1/3 OF THE WATER THAT WE ARE REQUIRED TO BUY FROM THE NORTH

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TEXAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT WE ARE NOT ABLE TO SELL TO OUR CUSTOMERS. THEREFORE THE INDIVIDUAL COST BURDEN OF THE OTHER 2/3 IS MUCH HIGHER.

ANOTHER THING THAT MAKES ROWLETT UNIQUE IN REGARDS TO BEING A CUSTOMER OF NORTH TEXAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT IS WE DON'T HAVE A VOTE ON DECISIONS THAT ARE MADE BY THE WATER DISTRICT BOARD. THAT'S TRUE FOR ALL THE CUSTOMER CITIES. ONLY MEMBER CITIES HAVE A VOICE ON THE BOARD. THE BOARD IS MADE UP OF 13 MEMBER CITIES WHO VOTE ON POLICY DECISIONS.

ROWLETT IS ONE OF THE 34 NONMEMBER CITIES WHO HAVE NO REPRESENTATION OR VOICE ON THOSE DECISIONS.

THE CITY OF ROWLETT BELIEVES THIS NEEDS TO CHANGE.

THAT'S WHY WE ARE ADVOCATING FOR OTHER CITIES AND SPECIAL DISTRICTS TO JOIN NEWS A COALITION TO ELEVATE OUR VOICE IN THE WATER DISTRICT'S DECISION MAKING.

I'VE ASKED CITY MANAGE TORE GO OVER THE DETAILS ABOUT HOW WE'VE GOTTEN HERE AND WHY THIS COALITION IS SO IMPORTANT.

I WANT TO MAKE IT REALLY CLEAR THAT WE DON'T BELIEVE THE WATER DISTRICT CAN CONTINUE TO IGNORE A GROUP OF CUSTOMERS THAT MAKE UP NEARLY ONE GALLON OF WATER FOR EVERY SIX GALLONS OF WATER SOLD BY THE WATER DISTRICT. I'LL TURN IT OVER TO BRIAN TO GET MORE DETAILS ON THIS ITEM BEING CONSIDERED TONIGHT.

THE WATER DISTRICT WAS GREATED IN 1951 WITH 32,000 CUSTOMER.

TODAY IT SERVED 1.7 MILLION CUSTOMERS WITH INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT THE GROWING NEEDS OF NORTH TEXAS.

FOR MANY REASONS IT'S THE ONLY PRACTICAL SOURCE OF WATER FOR MANY CITIES AND SPECIAL DISTRICTS.

THE CITY OF ROWLETT IS ONE OF 34 NONMEMBER CUSTOMER ENTITIES OF THE NORTH TEXAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT.

THE ENTIRE WATER DISTRICT IS MADE UP OF 13 MEMBER CITIES, 14 CUSTOMER CITIES AND 20 SPECIAL UTILITY DISTRICTS.

EACH MEMBER CITY HAS TWO REPRESENTATIVE TONS BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND VOTE ON ALL POLICY ISSUES.

NONMEMBER CUSTOMER CITIES HAVE NO REPRESENTATION.

THE CURRENT CONTRACT BEGAN MAY 3194.

IT IS A 30 YEAR AGREEMENT THAT EXNICER MAY OF 2024.

ROWLETT IS CONTRACTED TO PURCHASE 3.2 BILLION-GALLONS OF WATER PER YEAR UNDER A PROVISION KNOWN AS TAKE OR PAY.

UNDER THE PROVISION CITIES AND SPECIAL DISTRICTS ARE REQUIRED TO PAY FOR THE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF WATER EVER USED.

ROW LAST HIT THIS CAP IN 2006 WHICH RAISED THE EXISTING CAP FROM 2.9 BILLION-GALLONS TO 3.2. IN 2019 ROWLETT PAID $9.5 MILLION UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.

ANNUAL WATER INCREASES FROM THE WATER DISTRICT AVERAGED AROUND 3%. HOWEVER BEGINNING IN 2009 , THE AVERAGE INCREASES JUMPED TO 10%. THE INCREASES WERE NECESSARY TO ADDRESS SEVERAL THINGS. LONG TERM BORDER DISPUTE BETWEEN THE STATE OF TEXAS AND THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA WHICH WAS MADE MORE COMPLICATED DUE TO A PROLIFERATION OF INVASIVE SPECIES KNOWN AS ZEBRA MUSCLES. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S DECISION TO END THE DISPUTE BETWEEN TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA SHIFTED THE STATE BORDER FURTHER SOUTH MAKING SEVERAL CRITICAL PUBS NOW IN OKLAHOMA'S TERRITORY INSTEAD OF TEXAS.

UNDER THE FEDERAL LACEY ACT, PARTIES ARE PROHIBITED FROM TRANSFERRING INVASIVE SPECIES ACROSS STATE LINES.

THE WATER DISTRICT COULD NOT GUARANTEE THAT ITS WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM WOULD NOT TRANSPORT ZEBRA MUSCLES.

AS A RESULT THE WATER DISTRICT HAD TO REBUILD PUMPS AND DISTRIBUTION NETWORK INCLUDING SIGNIFICANT UPGRADES AT THE WATER TREATMENT FACILITY. THE COST OF THIS PROJECT THIS OVER $300 MILLION. BETWEEN 2011 AND 2015 TEXAS EXPERIENCED THE WORST FIVE YEAR DROUGHT SINCE THE 1950'S.

THE PROJECT OCCURRING DURING THIS SAME PERIOD.

IN ADDITION BEGINNING IN 2017, THE WATER DISTRICT STARTED ON THE NEW RESERVOIR. THE COMBINATION OF THESE MAJOR PROJECTS IN SUCH A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME CONTRIBUTED TO THE SERIES OF 10% RATE INCREASES THAT MEMBER AND CUSTOMER CITIES

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EXPERIENCED FOR A DECADE. CAPITAL INVESTMENT MAKES UP 63% OF THE WATER RATES CHARGED TO MEMBER AND NONMEMBER CUSTOMER ENTITIES. CONFLICT DUE TO THE EXTENDED DROUGHT AND CAPITAL EXPANSION CAUSED SIGNIFICANT HEADACHES FOR THE WATER DISTRICT MEMBER AND NONMEMBER CUSTOMER ENTITIES.

THE 1.7 MILLION RESIDENTS OF THE DISTRICT.

CITIES WERE FORCED TO PASS ON THESE INCREASES MAKING THE COST OF WATER ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING UTILITY COST.

AS I STATED EARLIER THE CITY OF ROWLETT IS A NONMEMBER CUSTOMER CITY. THEREFORE IT DOES NOT HAVE REPRESENTATION ON THE WATER DISTRICT BOARD.

THEREFORE AS A RESULT OF THE INCREASES WE WERE EXPERIENCING BETWEEN 2008 AND 2018, ROWLETT BEGAN TALKING TO THE WATER DISTRICT IN EARNEST ABOUT ITS CONCERNS AS WELL AS TRYING TO SOLICITS THE ASSISTANCE OF STATE LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION.

THE BIGGEST ISSUE IS HOW THE TAKE OR PAY PROVISION CALCULATED. UNDER THE CURRENT SYSTEM ROWLETT HAS PAID $19.1 MILLION OVER THE PAST $1.

MOST OF WHICH OCCURRED IN 2011 SINCE 2011.

I DO WANT TO STATE THOROUGH HAS NOT BEEN SINGLED OUT IN THIS REGARD. JUST IN 2019 ALONE MEMBER CITIES PAID $60.4 MILLION AND CUSTOMER CITIES PAID 9.1 MILLION FOR WATER THEY DID NOT USE. IN 2016 DUE TO THE TAKE OR PAY PROVISION AND THE WAY ITS CALCULATED, FOUR OF THE LARGEST MEMBER CITIES, FILED AN ACTION WITH THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION SEEKING WATER RATE RELIEF.

ALL THOUGH THEY SHALL VOTING MEMBERS, ANY CHANGE IN THE TAKE OR PAY PROVISION REQUIRES ALL 13 MEMBER CITIES TO AGREE.

THE NATURE OF ANY CHANGE REGARDING THIS ISSUE WOULD CREATE WINNERS AND LOSERS MEANING THAT SOME CITIES WOULD PAY MORE THAN THEY CURRENTLY PAY WHILE OTHERS WOULD PAYLESS.

SINCE EVERY CITY REPRESENTS A DIFFERENT CUSTOMER BASE, THIS IS A VERY SENSITIVE POLITICAL ISSUE.

THE CRITICAL LEGAL ARGUMENT RAISED BY THE MEMBER CITY WHO IS FILED THIS ACTION IS THAT THE WATER DISTRICT RATES ARE AGAINST THE PUBLIC INTEREST AND INCONSISTENT CONSERVATION.

ROWLETT AND THE OTHER NONMEMBER CUSTOMER ENTITIES ARE NOT A PARTY TO THE FILING WITH THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

NONMEMBER ENTITIES SHARE COMMON CONCERNS, A LACK OF ANY VOICE IN PARTICIPATION THAT AFFECT OUR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES.

TWO, OUT DATED CONTRACTUAL PROVISIONS THAT DISINCENTIVIZE WATER CONSERVATION. AND THREE RATES THAT ARE HIGHER THAN MEMBER CITIES. AS A RESULT OF THESE ISSUES ON NOVEMBER 18, 2019 THE CITY OF ROWLETT HOSTED A MEETING OF 11 OF THE 14 CUSTOMER CITIES. BASED ON THIS DISCUSSION THERE IS INTEREST TO FORM A COALITION AMONG THE 34 NONMEMBER CUSTOMER ENTITIES. A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING INTEREST IS BEING CIRCULATED AMONG THE 34 ENTITIES WAY GOAL TO HOLD THE FIRST MEETING IN FEBRUARY OF 2020.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS RESOLUTION TONIGHT IS TO EXPRESS R'S -- WE WILL BECOME PART OF A COALITION THAT SEEK TO RESOLVE ISSUES WITH THE WATER DISTRICT. FIRST, CIRCULATE THE INVITATION AND DRAFT RESOLUTION AMONG ALL 34 NONMEMBER CUSTOMER ENTITIES WHICH WE'VE NOW DONE. SHARE THE PRESENTATION DISCUSSED AT THE NOVEMBER 18 MEETING WITH THE NONMEMBER CUSTOMER ENTITIES.

WE'VE DONE THAT. THREE, NONMEMBER CUSTOMER ENTITIES DESIRING TO JOIN SHOULD ADOPT THE DRAFT RESOLUTION IN DECEMBER OR JANUARY, WE'RE HOPING TO DO THAT TONIGHT.

OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE THE FIRST MEETING IN FEBRUARY 2020 WHO WILL THEN DETERMINE ACTUAL STRUCURE AND MISSION OF THE COALITION. THE CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSED THIS ISSUE AT THE NOVEMBER 19TH MEETING AND PROVIDED DIRECTION TO BRING THE RESOLUTION BACK TO THE DECEMBER 3 MEETING TO NIGHT.

IF THE COUNCIL AGREES APPROVES THE RESOLUTION, IT WILL STAY OUR DESIRE AND INTENT TO JOIN OTHER ENTITIES WHO SHARE OUR CONCERNS.

IT'S STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION APPROVE THE RESOLUTION AND

CREATE THE COALITION. >> THANK YOU.

IF ANYBODY HAS ANY QUESTIONS, I WILL ENTERTAIN THOSE QUESTIONS NOW. OTHERWISE I'LL TAKE A MOTION AND WE'LL HAVE COMMENTS AFTER THE MOTION.

DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? DO YOU HAVE A MOTION IS THE.

>> DO I. I'LL MAKE A MOTION THAT WE

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APPROVE THE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING A DESIRE TO JOIN THE COALITION OF THE NONMEMBER CUSTOMER ENTITIES OF THE NORTH

TEXAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT. >> DO YOU HAVE A SECOND?

>> I SECOND IT. >> MOTION AND SECOND.

ANY DISCUSSION PLEASE? >> I JUST WANT TO COMMEND OUR MAYOR AND CITY MANAGER AND CITY FOR BEING AND TAKING A LEADERSHIP ROLE IN THIS WITH THE CUSTOMER CITIES HAVE SAT BACK TOO LONG. THE CITY OF ROWLETT TO STEP UP AND TAKE A LEADERSHIP ROLE IS A GREAT STEP FOR OUR CITY AND I'LL WHOLEHEARTEDLY BE SUPPORTING THIS MOTION.

>> ANY OTHER COMMENTS IS THE. >> CALL THE VOTE.

>> THAT ITEM PASSES 7-0. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT COUNCIL. VERY IMPORTANT.

THE NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA IS ITEM 8A.

[8A. Conduct a public hearing and take action on a request by John Hammond to rezone approximately 25.426 acres from Single Family (SF-40) District and Planned Development (PD) District for Single Family (SF-7) and Limited Commercial/ Retail (C-1) Uses to a Planned Development (PD) District for mixed-use development with single family, multifamily and retail uses. The subject property is located at the northwest corner of Chiesa Road and Miller Road.]

CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING.

WELCOME. >> THANK YOU.

THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS REFLECTED IN RED.

IT HAS A SPLIT ZONING ON IT. THE PROPERTY DOES FRONT A MAJORITY OF IT DOES FRONT MILLER ROAD AND PART OF IT ON CHEESIER

ROAD. >> THERE IS SOMETHING IN THE WATER TONIGHT. AS YOU CAN SEE THERE IS SOME UNDEVELOPED PROPERTY. PROPERTY TO THE NORTH IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. INFRASTRUCTURE THE BEING INSTALLED IN THAT AREA FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.

IT HAS A MIX OF RESIDENTIAL USES FROM TOWN HOMES TO SINGLE FAMILY HOMES. WE ALSO HAVE IN THE SURROUNDING AREA SINGLE FAMILY HOMES. THE HARD CORNERS ARE DEDICATED FOR RETAIL AND COMMERCIAL USES WITH EMIR IDEA OF RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT THAT AGES FROM THE 80'S TO THE 22016 ERA.

THE PROPERTY ABUTS LAKE RAY HUB BARD SAND INCOMBERRED BY RAILROAD TRACKS. I'VE DISCUSSED THE SURROUNDING LAND USE BUT I WANTED TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE DENSITIES IN THE AREA. IT DOES CONTAIN LOW THE MEDIUM DENSITY AND THERE ARE TOWN HOMES IN THE AREA TOO.

YOU SEE EMIR IDEA OF RESIDENTIAL.

ONE OF THE MOST COMPELLING OR IMPORTANT FACTORS INVOLVED IN AUTHORING THE LAND USE ASSESSMENT REPORT THAT IS IN FRONT OF TO YOU DETERMINE IF THIS ZONING IS APPROPRIATE WAS TO UNDERSTAND THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN , THE SOCIALED FUTURE LAND USE PLAN AND THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE FUTURE LAND USE PLAN.

AS YOU CAN SEE THE SEAR PREDOMINANTLY DEDICATED FOR LOW DENSITY DEVELOPMENT WHICH DOES RANGE FROM 7 TO 20,000 SQUARE FOOT LOTS. THE HARD CORNER , THE CORNERS AT THE INTERSECTIONS ARE DEDICATED FOR COMMERCIAL AND RETAIL USES.

THE MAP ALSO REFLECTS AN ORANGE AREA.

THAT ORANGE AREA GENERALLY IS CREATED TO CREATE A BUFFER OR A PHYSICAL SEPARATION BETWEEN LOW DENSITY AND MORE INTENSE USES THAT ARE NOT RESIDENTIAL IN NATURE.

THOSE CAN BE IN THE FORM OF TYPICALLY A HIGH DENSITY SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OR IT CAN BE IN THE FORM OF MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENT DEPENDING ON HOW YOU LOOK AT IT.

ANOTHER IS TO LOOK AT MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT IN THAT AREA.

I'M SPECIFICALLY REFERRING TO THE AREA THAT IS REFLECTED IN ORANGE ON THE -- I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT.

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THAT IS REFLECTED ALONG MILLER ROAD.

AND THE GOAL AGAIN IS TO MAKE SURE THAT IF WE DO HAVE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT THAT IS PROJECTED OR SLATED FOR A SPECIFIC AREA, THAT WE USE THE CORRIDORS THAT THEY ARE ADJACENT TO TO ENSURE THAT WE DON'T COMPROMISE THE INTEGRITY OF THOSE LAND USES. SO ALTHOUGH THE MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL COMPONENT I DID MENTION IS RECOMMENDED ALONG MILLER ROAD , THE PROPOSAL IS TO PROVIDE A MIXED USE CONCEPT THAT WOULD COMPRISE ABOUT 70 CONDOS WITH FIRST LEVEL RETAIL ON THE BOTTOM FLOOR. I WILL DO A DEEPER DIVE INTO THE CONCEPT PLAN. THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING A CHANGE IN ZONING TO ACCOMMODATE SINGLE FAMILY USES, TO ACCOMMODATE MIXED USE AND STRAIGHT COMMERCIAL USES WITH IT. THE PD ITSELF AS YOU CAN SEE IS SPLIT INTO THE DESIGN OR THE CONCEPT THAT IS REFLECTED ON YOUR SCREENS. WE WILL SPEAK FROM THE LAKE OUT TOWARD THE HARD CORNERS AND WE DO HAVE SINGLE FAMILY 15 THAT IS SLATED WHICH IS TRANSITIONING IN DENSITY FROM THE NORTHWEST.

AND THEN YOU HAVE THE MIXED USE FUNCTION WHICH IS ACCOMMODATING GROUND FLOOR RETAIL WITH SECOND AND THIRD FLOOR CONDOS ALONG MILLER ROAD. THAT IS 3.8 ACRES AND THEN LIMITED COMMERCIAL FUNCTION AT THE HARD CORNER ITSELF AND IN THE MIDDLE IN THAT POCKET OR ENVELOPE THERE IS SINGLE FAMILY DEVELOPMENT WITH SF5 AND SF7. THE DESIGNATIONS BETWEEN TWO ARE THE MINIMUM LOT SIZES OF 7,000 AND 5,000 SQUARE FEET RESPECTIVELY. TALKING SPECIFICALLY ABOUT WHAT IS BEING PROPOSED, WE'LL SPEAK TO THE SF15 CONCEPT.

AS YOU CAN SEE , THE APPLICANT HAS SLATED NINE ACRES TO DEVELOP 13 LOTS AND WITH A VERY LOW DENSE TYPE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT. AND TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE LAKE TO THE WEST. SO THE INTENT IS TO PROVIDE DOUBLE FRONTAGE LOTS SO THE HOMES ARE DESIGNED TO TAKE IN THE NATURAL OPEN SPACE. I DO WANT TO ADD THE APPLICANT ORIGINALLY ON THEIR ORIGINAL APPLICATION REQUESTED A MINIMUM LOT SIZE OF 14,400 SQUARE FEET. HOWEVER THAT WAS REPRESENTED IN ERROR AND THEY ARE ACTUALLY PROPOSING 15,000 SQUARE FOOT LOTS AND THEY ARE AT 22,000 SQUARE FEET.

THE MINIMUM LOT WIDTHS AND DEPTHS ARE IN CONCERT WITH ZONING AS REFLECTED THERE. THE QUADRANGLE WHICH IS THE SF WERE COMPONENT. THAT'S GOING TO BE THE MINIMUM 7,000 SQUARE FOOT LOTS AND THEN OF COURSE THEY HAVE THE 12 LOTS DEDICATED FOR THAT. SF5 AS REFLECTND TO SCREEN, AGAIN WE'RE TALKING APPROXIMATELY THREE ACRES 1.94 ACRES. THAT IS APPROXIMATELY 14 LOTS WAY MINIMUM LOT SIZE OF 5,000 SQUARE FEET.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE SF5 COMPONENT THAT IS JUST SOUTH OF WEST OF CHEERS JUST SOUTH OF THE DEVELOPMENT TO THE NORTH, IT IS ABUTTING TOWN HOME DEVELOPMENT AND THAT IS CANTERBURY COVE.

THE MIXED USE WATER FRONT DISTRICT, IT IS APPROXIMATELY 4.18-ACRE. IT IS APPROXIMATELY 41,000 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL. IT'S APPROXIMATELY WHEN WE CALCULATE THE DENSITY FOR THAT, IT COMES TO 16 UNITS FUR ACRE.

AND THE RESIDENTIAL PARKING REQUIREMENTS WOULD BE ONE PER BEDROOM. AS THE CONCEPT PLAN EVOLVES INTO A DETAIL PLAN , THE APPLICANT WILL ENSURE THEY COMPLY WITH MINIMUM PARKING REQUIREMENTS. SAME GOES FOR THE MIXED USE WATER FRONT COMPONENT. THAT IS THE C1 DISTRICT.

IT'S JUST UNDER FIVE ACRES. IT'S 39,000 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL OR COMMERCIAL. AND THE PARKING REQUIREMENTS ARE SLATED AT 1-300. THAT BEING SAID, WE'VE MENTIONED THE C1 ZONING DISTRICT. THE APPLICANT WOULD BE REQUIRED THE ENSURE ALL THE USES THEY PROPOSE FOR THIS DEVELOPMENT FALL WITHIN THE PERMITTED USES THAT ARE REFLECTED AND ATTACHED AS NINE IN YOUR REPORT. THERE IS NO DEVIATION FROM THE USES AS PERMITTED IN THE ROWLETT DEVELOPMENT CODE.

TALKING A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE GREEN SPACE AND THE REQUIRED

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LANDSCAPING ASSOCIATED WITH THE PLAN.

AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE ARE THE REQUIRED LANDSCAPE BUFFERS WILL BE PROVIDED ALONG THE MAJOR ARTERIALS.

IN ADDITION THERE IS LANDSCAPING PROPOSED IN THE SUBDIVISION ITSELF AND AROUND THE CUL-DE-SACS.

WE'VE ALREADY TOUCHED ON MOST OF THESE.

WE PROVIDED THIS FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES AS WELL.

THE MINIMUM LOT SIZES AND THE MINIMUM DWELLING UNIT SIZES ARE ALL CONSISTENT WITH THE ROWLETT DEVELOPMENT CODE.

ONE OF THE ITEMS THAT WE THOUGHT WOULD BE IMPORTANT TO HIGHLIGHT WAS LET'S TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE MICKED USE COMPONENT.

AND THAT WAS TO DETERMINE OR BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT IS THE PHYSICAL SEPARATION OF THIS BUILDING ITSELF OR THESE BUILDINGS OR THIS AREA TO THE RESIDENTIAL BOUNDARIES OF THE DEVELOPMENT. AS YOU CAN SEE, THOSE ARROWS POINT OUT THE DISTANCE FROM THE RIGHT OF WAY ITSELF AND FROM THE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT SO NEAREST POINT TO THE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS IS THE 55 FEET AT THE WEST TO THE PROPOSED SF15 DEVELOPMENT. THE CONCEPT PLAN ALSO REFLECTS A TEN FOOT TRAIL. THE TEN FOOT TRAIL, I'LL FIND A BETTER SLIDE TO SHOW THAT TO YOU.

BEAR WITH ME. AS YOU CAN SEE, I KNOW THIS IS A BLACK AND WHITE PICTURE BUT IS THERE I TRAIL TO THE WEST OF THE JEAN THAT GOES AND WRAPS AROUND THE DEVELOPMENT.

ALONG THE RAILROAD TRACK THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING A MASONRY SCREEN WALL. THAT IS IN CONCERT WITH THE ROWLETT DEVELOPMENT CODE. HOWEVER THE APPLICANT IS ASK QING A REDUCTION IN THE SET BACK OF ANY BUILDING OR PORTION OF BUILDING TO THAT RAILROAD TRACK. AND IS REQUESTING A REDUCTION FROM 100 FEET TO 50 FEET. THE INTENT FROM THE INFERENCE OF THAT ORDINANCE REQUIREMENT IS TO ENSURE THAT THE SOCIALED NOISE WITH RAILROAD ACTIVITY IS REDUCED.

AND SO THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTING THIS SETBACK BE REDUCED. THE APPLICANT IS ALSO REQUESTING A DOUBLE FRONTAGE ON LOTS FACING THE LAKES TO CAPTURE VIEW VISTAS. ONE OF THE THINGS WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE AS WE REVIEWED THIS PROGRAM OR THIS PROJECT WAS TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE.

SPECIFICALLY WE WANTED TO TALK ABOUT CURRENT TRAFFIC VOLUMES OR CURRENT TRAFFIC TRENDS AND WHAT THE FUTURE ENHANCEMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH MILL AROUND CHEESIER ROAD WERE.

RECONSTRUCTION OF CHEESIER ROAD TO DOW.

THAT'S THE ROADWAY IN YELLOW AND THE RECONSTRUCTION OF MILLER ROAD TO DOW ROCK ROAD IS INCLUDED IN THE 2019CIP OR COMMUNITY PROJECT BOND PACKAGE. THIS WAS AUTHORIZED LAST YEAR N.

ADDITION MILLER AND CHEESIER ROADS ARE PROJECTED TO BE DESIGNED AT FOUR LANE DIVIDED ROADWAYS.

THIS DESIGN HAS BEEN COMPLETED. THE MILLER ROAD CHEESIER ROAD INTERSECTION PAVING IS ALSO UNDER WAY AND SIGNALS ARE INCLUDED. THAT'S THE ORANGE AREA THIS YOU SEE THERE AND CONSTRUCTION IS SLATED TO BEGIN IN EARLY 2020.

THE CHEESIER ROAD WHICH IS A FOUR LANE DIVIDED ROAD IS FUNDED FOR DESIGN THROUGH 2020 BUT CONSTRUCTION HAS NOT BEEN FUNDED AND WON'T APPROXIMATE UNTIL 2021.

SHOULD THE REQUEST BE APPROVED THE APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED THE CONDUCT A TRAFFIC ANALYSIS OF THEIR PROPOSED PROJECT AND THE IMPACT OF THEIR USE TONS CITY'S ROADWAY NETWORK.

THIS WILL OCCUR AT THE TIME OF DEVELOPMENT.

SHOULD THE IMPACT ANALYSIS RECOMMEND ANY IMPROVEMENTS OR EXCHANGES TO INFRASTRUCTURE, THAT WILL HAVE TO BE INJECTED INTO THE FUTURE PLANS FOR DEVELOPMENT.

THERE ARE SEVERAL ARROWS YOU SEE IN RED.

THAT SHOWS INTERCONNECTIVITY BETWEEN THE SUBDIVISION.

YOU SEE SOME DASHED GREEN LINES AS WELL.

THE DASH GREEN LINE CONTINUOUS SIDELINE A TRAIL SYSTEM THAT ALONG THE SHORELINE OF THE LAKE AND THEN CONTINUES ON THE MILLER ROAD IN THE FORM OF SIDEWALK. WE HAVE PEDESTRIAN CONNECTIVITY TO THE DEVELOPMENT TO THE NORTH. THAT IS CANTERBURY COVE AND THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING VEHICULAR CONNECTIVITY.

ACCESS POINT ARE REFLECTED OFF OF CHEESIER ROAD AND OFF OF MILLER ROAD. WATER AND WASTE WATER IS PRESENT IN BOTH ROADWAYS SAND AVAILABLE TO SERVE THE PROPERTY.

IT WILL INCLUDE UPGRADES TO THE EXISTING UTILITIES INCLUDING A

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12-INCH WATER MAIN. AND OF COURSE DURING THE SITE PLAN REVIEW THE APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO DETERMINE THE WATER AND WASTER WASTE WATER DEMAND FOR THE PROJECT.

PUBLIC NOTIFICATIONS WERE REQUIRED.

FIVE LETTERS IN OPPOSITION WERE RECEIVED WITHIN THE 500-FOOT COURTESY NOTICE AREA AND TWO IN FAVOR WITHIN THE 200-FOOT AREA.

AT THE NOVEMBER 12 MEETING THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION RECOMMENDED 4-3 IN OPPOSITION OF THE PROPOSED REQUEST.

OUR RECOMMENDATION FROM THE PLANNING DECISION IS APPROVAL OF THE REQUEST. THE CHANGE IN ZONE SOGER PLAN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT FOR MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT.

THE PLAN OR RO POSED PLAN AND SOCIALED USES ARE IN GENERAL COMPLIANCE RAND COMPATIBLE WITH THE FUTURE LAND USE PLAN.

THAT BEING SAID I'LL BE HAPPY TO TRY AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS

THAT YOU MAY HAVE. >> WE'LL START WITH QUESTIONS AND THEN ASK THE APPLICANT FOR COMMENT AND THEN OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING. ANY QUESTIONS?

>> DO YOU KNOW BY CHANCE THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF IMPACT FEES THAT WILL BE ASSESSED IN REGARDS TO THIS DEVELOPMENT?

>> NOT AT THIS POINT. IMPACT FEES ARE ASSESSED AT THE TIME OF ISSUE SHYNESS OF BUILDING PERSONALS.

>> AND GIVEN THE FACT THAT MILLER ROAD IS SCHEDULED FOR RECONSTRUCTION, WILL THE YOU SIDEWALKS ALONG MILLER HAVE TO WAIT TO BE INSTALLED OR WILL THE CONSTRUCTION HAPPEN AROUND THE

SAME TIME? >> THE CONSTRUCTION OF MILLER

ROAD? >> YES.

>> AND THE DEVELOPMENT? >> YES.

WILL THEY BE PUTTING IN THE SIDEWALKS OFF MILLER ROAD OR

WILL THE CITY? >> IT DEPENDS ON WHEN THE CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM BEGINS. IF IT'S GOING TO BE IN CONCERT, YOU COULD ESCROW THE MONEYS TO ENSURE IT'S IN LINE WITH THE EXPANSION OF MILLER ROAD. THAT'S SOMETHING WE'LL HAVE TO REVIEW ONCE THEY SUBMIT PLANS TO MOVE FORWARD AT THIS POINT I DON'T HAVE A SOLID PROJECT PLAN. WE WILL MAKE SURE THEY DON'T PUT

SOMETHING THE AND IT COMES OUT. >> MY CONCERN IS THEY PUT ANYTIME AND WE HAVE TO TEAR IT OUT.

>> CORRECT. >> I THINK YOU COVERED IT.

DOES THAT TRAIL THAT RUNS ACONGRESS THRONG LAKEFRONT, DID DOES THAT CONNECT TO THEIR TRAIL?

>> YES IT DOES. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

ON THE FUTURE LAND USE PLAN WHEN WE WERE GOING THROUGH THAT, THERE IS A SECTION OF PUBLIC OPEN SPACE THAT KIND OF DIVIDED THAT AREA. AND I THINK IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY WHEN WE WERE HAVING CONVERSATIONS THAT WAS TO ALLOW PUBLIC ACCESS BACK TO THAT TRAIL SO YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO WALK ALL THE WAY AROUND. I GUESS THAT'S A LITTLE BEYOND WHAT THE SCOPE OF NOW THEY LOOK AT THAT -- WHERE DOES CANTERBURY

COVE COME UP? >> IF YOU SEE THE BLACK DOTTED LINE, THAT'S THE PROJECT AREA. EVERYTHING NORTH OF THAT IS CANTERBURY COVE. I BELIEVE THEY HAVE VISTAS AND

CONNECTIVITY TO THE OPEN SPACE. >> THERE WILL BE PUBLIC ACCESS.

>> YES. >> THERE IS ABSOLUTELY ON THEIR

APPROVED SITE PLANS. >> THANK YOU.

>> THE DEVELOPER IS SHAKING, NODDING.

I ASSUME THAT'S WHO YOU ARE. I THINK THAT'S HOUR.

>> I HAVE QUESTIONS. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

>> HERE COMES THE LIST. >> FARCE IS THE DEVELOPMENT?

>> IN TERMS OF INFRASTRUCTURE. >> AT THE INTERSECTION.

>> REALLY IT'S A FOUR LANE DIVIDED.

MILLER IS A FOUR LANE DIVIDED ROAD.

THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO BE BUILDING NEXT YEAR.

AND THE PART OF CHEESIER SOUTH OF MILLER IS UNDER DESIGN FOR FOUR LANE DIVIDED ROAD AS WELL. WHAT IS PART OF THE MILLER THE PART OF CHEESIER NORTH OF MILLER UP TO LAKE V PARKWAY IS NOT UNDER DESIGN RIGHT NOW. BUT IT IS PLANNED AS ANOTHER

DIVIDED ROADWAY. >> WE HAD A REALLY HARD DECISION IN COUNCIL OF WHICH ONE OF THOSE TO CHOOSE.

>> WHAT I'M SPECIFICALLY INTERESTED IN IS THE

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INTERSECTION. >> UNDER THE MILLER ROAD CONSTRUCTION WIDENING PROJECT, THERE WILL BE IT WILL BE FOUR LANES THROUGH THE INTERSECTION TO THE SECOND LOCAL STREET SOUTH OF MILLER. AND THEN IT TRANSITIONS DOWN TO THE EXISTING WIDTH BEFORE IT CROSSES THE RAILROAD TRACKS.

AND THEN AT THE INTERSECTION THEY WILL BUILD CHEESIER AS A DIVIDED FOUR LANE DIVIDED ROAD NORTH AND SOUTH OF MILLER A FEW

HUNDRED FEET. >> OK.

>> AND THEN TRANSITION. >> OK.

THANK YOU. >> SO THERE WAS A LOT OF DISCUSSION AT THE PNZ OF HOW THE IS OR IS NOT INTEGRATE INTOED THE CANTERBURY COVE ROAD STRUCTURE.

CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT?

>> ABSOLUTELY. I'M GOING TO PULL UP A CONCEPT PLAN THAT REFLECTS THE CONNECTIVITY.

AS YOU CAN SEE THERE IS A STUB OUT.

AS YOU CAN SEE RIGHT HERE THERE, IS VEHICULAR CONNECTIVITY ALONG HERE TO CANTERBURY COVE. WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THERE WAS CONNECTIVITY AND PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO AND FROM THESE DEVELOPMENTS AND THAT'S BEING PROPOSE ADD LONG HERE F. ANYBODY WANTED TO ACCESS THE GREEN SPACE OR PEDESTRIAN ACCESS POINTS THEY COULD USE IT FROM BOTH SUBDIVISIONS.

THAT IS THE VEHICLE CONNECTIVITY WE WERE REFERRING TO.

>> I APOLOGIZE. SO THIS IS THE PROPOSED CONNECTIVITY WITH THIS RED ARROW REFLECTS THAT.

THE DISCUSSION WAS THE APPLICANT HAD THIS PEDESTRIAN CONNECTIVITY ALONG HERE AND THERE WAS CONVERSATION SHOULD THIS BE VEHICLE CONNECTIVITY OR NOT. AND SO THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSED JUST ONE POINT OF INTERNAL CONNECTIVITY TO THE SUBDIVISION

ALONG HERE. >> AND HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT

THAT? >> QUITE FRANKLY TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, IN TERMS OF DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT STYLES THERE, IS STILL A RELATIONSHIP IN TERMS OF ACCESS POINTS. I THINK IF CONNECTIVITY HAD BEEN PROVIDED WHERE THAT PEDESTRIAN ACCESS IS IN GREEN, IT COULD TAKE AWAY FROM THE INTENT OF KEEPING THAT LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL CONCEPT AND TAKE AWAY FROM CERTAIN VIEW CORRIDORS AND VISTA AS IT RELATES TO THAT LARGER CUL-DE-SAC.

FROM A MASTER PLAN DEVELOPMENT STANDPOINT, IT MADE MORE STONES RETAIN THAT DIFFERENTIATION BETWEEN THE TWO PROPERTIES.

AGAIN WE'VE GOT TWO DIFFERENT STYLES AS WELL THAT ARE OCCURRING AS FAR AS ADJACENT SIS ARE CONCERNED.

THEY ARE NOT INCOMPATIBLE IN TERMS OF USE.

BUT IN TERMS OF STYLE THERE IS A TAD DIFFERENCE.

>> I APPRECIATE THAT. AND CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE ABUTTING CANTERBURY COVE'S DENSITY AS IT ABUTS TO THIS PROPOSAL AND HOW THE DENSITIES COMPARE AND WHAT THE ACTUAL PRODUCT IS NEXT TO EACH OTHER?

>> CANTERBURY COVE IS DESIGNED WITH A MIXED USE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT. LET ME SEE IF I CAN PULL UP A LARGER -- I THINK THIS IS THE BEST CONCEPT THAT WE HAVE.

ALONG HERE, YOU CAN SEE THIS IS A FAR MORE DENSER RESIDENTIAL PATENT ALONG HERE. ALONG THE LAKEFRONT, IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN WE HAVE LOWER DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.

CAN'T BERRY COVE IS ZONED AND THE USE TOPOLOGY AND RESIDENTIAL CONCEPTS -- THEY ARE USING A MORE RULER EFFECT TO THE PROPERTY AS LONG THE LAKE AND LARGER MORE SUBURBAN FEEL.

AND THEN BUILDING IT TOWARDS INTERSECTION.

FROM A COMPATIBILITY STANDPOINT, WE FIND THAT THERE IS NO ISSUE OR NO CONCERN AT THIS POINT. AGAIN, YOU CAN ALSO SEE ALONG CHEESIER ROAD ALONG HERE, THIS IS A MORE RESIDENTIAL PRODUCT ALONG HERE TOO. IN TERMS OF ACCESS WE FIND THERE IS CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN THE TWO DEVELOPS IN TERMS OF ZONING.

AGAIN THE ZONING WITH R TWO DIFFERENT CON ACCEPTS HOWEVER THEY DO NOT CONFLICT WITH EACH OTHER SIGNIFICANTLY.

>> WHAT IS THAT AREA JUST WEST OF THE AREA YOU WERE JUST POINTING AT THAT WAS THE DENSE. IS THAT OPENER.

>> THIS HERE? >> TO THE WEST.

>> THESE ARE TOWN HOMES. >> I'LL WAIT FOR THE REST OF MY

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QUESTIONS UNTIL AFTER THE APPLICANT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? DO WE HAVE A PRESENTATION BY THE

APPLICANT? >> YES, WE DO.

>> GOOD EVENING. >> MAYBE ROWLETT IN THE FUTURE.

>> THAT CORNER LOT IS MINE. >> WELCOME THE BOTH OF YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE'LL JUST JUMP RIGHT INTO IT.

SO WE WANT TO OVER THE PROJECT LOCATION.

WE'RE CURRENTLY IN A DEAD ZONE WHEN IT COMES TO COMMERCIAL IN ROWLETT FROM WHERE OUR SITE SIT AND WE'VE FOCUSED ON THE COMMERCIAL ASPECT OF THE PROPERTY.

WE ARE SITTING IN A MAJOR ECONOMIC GATEWAY SINCE YOU HAVE SO MUCH TRAFFIC COMING THROUGH HERE ON DAYS WHEN I30 IS PACKED UP. YOU HAVE LOTS OF CONSUMER INTAKE YOU'D BE BRINGING IN OFF OF THIS TRAFFIC.

LIGHT BLUE AREAS SHOW ALL THE CFM RESIDENTIAL HA CURRENTLY RESIDE IN THIS ONE AND A HALF MILE RADIUS.

WE WILL PROVIDE CENTRALIZED RESTAURANT LOCATIONS.

PROVIDE RESTAURANT, ENTERTAINMENT AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY. MAKE PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY TRAIL AMENITIES TO THE AREA, SAFER DAY AND NIGHT CONDITIONS FOR SURE ONCE YOU IMPROVE STREETSCAPES. THAT OBSTRUCTED.

OUTREACH SPONSORED EVENTS WE'VE ALREADY STARTED TALKING TO DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS ABOUT LIKE PLAYS AND CHURCHES USING VENUE SPACE FOR WEDDINGS AND FOR FLEE MARKETS ANTED THINGS OF THAT NATURE WE WROTE INTO OUR PD.

AND IMPROVE TRAFFIC CONDITIONS IF YOU THINK ABOUT HOW TRAFFIC LIKES TO CIRCULATE. IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING ON A ROADWAY FOR CONSUMERS THAT IS BUSY, PEOPLE WANT TO STOP OFF AND SEE WHAT IT IS AND HAVE A CUP OF COFFEE OR HAVE A BITE TO EAT AND THEY CIRCLE OFF. YOU HAVE NEW CONSUMERS.

GETS THE TRAFFIC FLOWING AGAIN ADD THEY JUMP BACK ON THE ROADWAY. IMPROVE TRAFFIC CONDITIONS BY ALLOWING NEW BUSINESSES TO BE IN PLACE.

WE'RE PROPOSING TO HAVE A PDSF15 ON THE OUTER SKIRTS OF THE DEVELOPMENT. AS YOU DRAW CLOSER YOU GET PDSF7. AND THEN 5 IN THE CENTER.

WE'LL HAVE TWO LARGE OPEN PARK AREAS THAT WOULD DIVIDE THE MIXED USE AND COMMERCIAL. AND THEN ON THE SOUTH YOU'LL HAVE THE MIXED USE WATER FRONT AND C1 MOSTLY A VENUE SPACE AND RETAIL. SOMETHING I'D LIKE TO TALK ABOUT ON THE COMMERCIAL MIXED USE ZONING.

THE FUTURE LAND USE CALLS OUT FOR THIS AREA COMMERCIAL ON THE HARD CORNER ON ALL FOUR SIDES OF THE HARD CORNERS.

YOUR UNUSED COMMERCIAL IS ALL CHURCH.

FOR THAT TO BECOME A USABLE COMMERCIAL TAX BASE FOR Y'ALL -- WHICH MORE THAN LIKELY ISN'T GOING HAPPEN.

WE'VE TAKEN THAT SQUARE FOOTAGE AND PLACED IT ON THE MILLER ROAD SIDE AND GIVEN YOU THE ABILITY TO HAVE YOUR COMMERCIAL FOOTPRINT THERE ON MILLER ROAD. AND IN ESSENCE WE'VE ALSO BEEN ABLE TO GIVE YOU TWO FOR ONE BY HAVING A LITTLE BIT OF DENSITY FOR THE LIVING ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE MIXED USE AS WELL.

SINGLE FAMILY ZONING. SF15 IS SUFFICIENT LAND USE.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO MUCH WITH THE EXISTING LOT.

WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO KEEP EVERYTHING MINIMAL LOSERRIZE AND

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LET THE HOMES BE BUILT INTO THE LAND AND NOT DISTURB NATURAL CONTOURS. AND BEAUTIFY INDICATION OF THE LAKE BY FACING THE LAKE AND HAVING ALL THOSE HOUSES FRONTING THE LAKE. SF5 IS 7 LOTS.

EFFICIENT LAND USE LIKE THE CITY OF ROWLETT REQUIRES.

CREATE DIVERSITY IN THE LAND AREA.

AND ALIGN WILLIAM THE FUTURE LAND USE PLAN.

AND THEN WITH OUR MIXED USE WE'LL PROVIDE RESIDENTIAL DENSITY AND OVERLAP WITH IT COMMERCIAL.

THIS IS KIND OF AN OVERLOOK OF WHAT WE WOULD PROCEED WITH ON THE MIXED USE AREA FOR THE WATER FRONT DISTRICT AND DOWN BELOW THAT IS KIND OF A FACADE EXAMPLE OF WHAT COULD BE FOR THAT AREA.

CONCERNS WHEN WE WERE EXPLAINING THIS TO PNZ, THEY THOUGHT OUR DENSITY WAS TOO HIGH. THEY WERE LOOKING AT THIS AS A MULTIFAMILY PROJECT. I THINK WE DID NOT QUITE EXPLAIN IT WELL ENOUGH. THAT WAS MAINLY OUR FAULT FOR NOT GETTING THAT ACROSS TO THEM CORRECTLY.

WE WENT BACK AND THOUGHT ABOUT IT AND WENT AND CHANGED HOW WE WOULD LIKE THINGS TO BE. WE WOULD REQUEST TO COUNCIL TO HAVE CONDITION OF APPROVAL WITH WE'RE GOING TO REMOVE THE SECOND FLOOR AS RESIDENTIAL AND THEN DO A FIRST FLOOR COMMERCIAL, SECOND FLOOR COMMERCIAL OFFICE AND THIRD FLOOR OF 20 UNITS OF RESIDENTIAL ONLY. SO WHAT WE WOULD HAVE IS 20 UNITS OF RESIDENTIAL ONLY ON THE TOP FLOOR.

THEN THE FIRST AND SECOND FLOOR WOULD BE ALL COMMERCIAL AND RETAIL USE. THAT WOULD PROVIDE WITH YOU 4.95 UNIT PER ACRE OF DENSITY FOR THIS LAND THAT WOULD BE VERY LOW DENSITY. THAT WOULD BE FORSALE ONLY UNIT.

THEY WOULD NOT BE RENTAL APARTMENTS.

THEY WOULD BE FOR SALE ONLY UNITS ON THE THIRD FLOOR.

>> DID YOU SAY DEED RESTRICTED? >> YES, MA'AM.

>> WE'VE ALSO FOUND THAT OFFICE IS PRETTY HIGH DEMAND FROM PEOPLE WE'VE TALKED TO AROUND HERE.

OFFICE IS SOMETHING THAT IS A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE LOOKING TO HAVE AND MANY PEOPLE THAT WE'VE TALKED TO WOULD DEFINITELY WANT TO BE IN THESE SPACES. THAT'S ALL WE HAVE.

>> I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THAT CHANGE.

I HAD EXPRESSED CONCERNS ABOUT THE DENSITY IN THE MULTIFAMILY ALSO. THERE WAS A CONCERN AT PNZ AND I THINK THAT'S A GREAT CHANGE SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> I JUST HAVE ONE COMMENT. YOU ASKED HOW DO WE COMPARE DENSITY VERSUS CANTERBURY COVE. THEY ARE 21 ACRES AND HAVE 10 UNITS. BEFORE THE CHANGE WE HAD 190 ON 25 AND A HALF ACRES. NOW AFTER THIS CHANGE WE ONLY HAVE 59 UNITS INCLUDING THESE 20 UNITS.

>> SO COUNCIL, QUESTIONS FOR THE APPLICANT AND OR DANIEL.

>> SO THIS IS A NEW CHANGE. >> YES.

>> SO HOW DOES STAFF SUPPORT THIS CHANGE AND WHAT DOES THAT

DO TO THE CONCEPT PLAN? >> IT DOES ALTER THE CONCEPT PLAN IN TERMS OF THE USES THAT ARE REFLECTED.

IT CHANGES THE REQUIRED PARKING, HOWEVER BECAUSE THE APPLICANT DID PRESENT SOMETHING CONCEPTUALLY AND COME BEFORE YOU , THE COUNCIL HAS DISCRETION TO APPROVE WITH IT THE PROPOSED REQUEST WITH CONDITIONS SUCH AS THESE.

IN TERMS OF THE DEVELOPMENT AS LONG AS THE APPLICANT CAN IMPLY WITH THE PARK, REQUIREMENTS, THEY'D NEED ABOUT 275 SPACE IFS THIS INDEED BUILT OUT PER SQUARE FOOT.

WHEN YOU ARE BUILDING OFFICE OR RETAIL, THERE ARE GOING TO BE PARTS OF IT THAT ARE NOT. THEY WILL BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE PARKING ON THAT AND THERE WILL BE A MINOR MODIFICATION TO THE CONCEPT PLAN. AS THEY GO INTO SITE PLAN IT SHOULD NOT IMPACT THE OVERALL MASTER PLAN THEY HAVE.

>> AND IT'S MY OPINION THAT THIS MAKES IT MUCH CLOSER TO THE LAND USE PLAN WHAT WOULD BE YOUR STATEMENT ON THAT REGARD?

>> I WOULD CONCUR. I DO AGAIN THE 70 CONDOS THAT THEY WERE PROPOSING WERE NOT -- DID NOT HAVE A SIGNIFICANT NEGATIVE IMPACT. THE FACT THAT THIS BUILDING THAT THEY ARE PROPOSING AND I'M YOUTH USING THAT AS A PHYSICAL

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SEPARATION BETWEEN THE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT LENDS FOR A BETTER LAND USE PLAN AUTOMATICALLY.

I THINK THE PROPOSED COMMERCIAL AND OFFICE USES BASEND TO PERMITTED USES, I THINK IT COULD POTENTIALLY BE FEASIBLE.

>> WE'VE HAD THIS DISCUSSION BEFORE AND IN THE PUBLIC TOO.

JUST TO REITERATE HERE. DEED RESTRICTIONS IN REGARD TO CONDO UNITS VERSUS APARTMENTS. WE CAN'T DESIGNATE THOSE IN A ZONING CHANGE. BUT THEY CAN PUT THOSE INTO DEED

RESTRICTION. >> RIGHT.

THEY CAN HAVE THEIR CODES CONFIDENCE AND RESTRICTIONS AND PUT THOSE IN THOSE DOCUMENTS IN THEIR HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION DOCUMENTS OR PROPERTY OWNER DOCUMENT AS AND DEED RESTRICT.

WE DO NOT ENFORCE DEED RESTRICTIONS.

>> SO WE DON'T ENFORCE DEED RESTRICTIONS WITH RESIDENTS.

CAN WE ENFORCE DEED RESTRICTIONS WITH DEVELOPERS?

>> I THINK -- I DON'T BELIEVE WE CAN DO THAT.

I WAS BEING GENTLE WITH MY RESPONSE.

>> HE'S NEVER GENT BILLION ME. >> IT IS AT THE WORD OF THE DEVELOPER THAT THEY ARE GOING TO INCLUDE THOSE DEED RESTRICTIONS IN THOSE UNITS TO BE CONDOS VERSUS APARTMENTS.

>> CORRECT. >> IT WAS A BIGGER ISSUE WHEN IT WAS 70 UNITS. SINCE WE ARE ONLY PROPOSING 20 UNITS IT'S A MUCH SMALLER ISSUE TO BEGIN WITH.

THE 70 NUMBER HAS COME DOWN TO 20 UNIT NOW.

>> AND YOU WANT TO CONTINUE WITH THAT SENTENCE THAT IT IS YOUR INTENTION TO PUT THOSE DEED RESTRICTIONS IN.

>> YEAH, BECAUSE WE ONLY HAVE 20 OWNERS TO DEAL WITH INSTEAD OF

70 OWNERS TO DEAL WITH. >> OK.

>> AND IN TERMS OF DEVELOPMENT IF IT IS A RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AND THERE IS AN HOA, WE WANT TO SEE THE DOCUMENTS TO ENSURE COMMON AREAS ARE MAINTAINED BY HOA.

THAT COULD BE REFLECTED IN THAT DOCUMENT.

>> THANK YOU FOR MAKING THOSE CHANGES.

I REALLY THINK THIS IS A GREAT LOCATION FOR THIS AND WOULD BE A GOOD SPOT. THE PROBLEM I HAVE WAS THAT THESE CHANGES CAME AND THEY HAVEN'T BEEN BACK BEFORE PNZ AND IT WAS DENIED AT PNZ AND THEY HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THESE CHANGES. I HAVE A HARD TIME OVERTURNING WHAT THEIR DECISION WAS WITHOUT GETTING THEIR INPUT ON IT.

THAT'S JUST MY EDITORIAL COMMENT ON THAT.

>> THEIR COMMENT WAS 70 UNITS WAS TOO MANY, CAN WE REDUCE IT

SO WE REDUCED IT. >> BECAUSE IT WAS A 3-4 VOTE BECAUSE OF DENSITY. WE HAVE A CHOICE AND I TALKED TO WE'VE TALKED TO DAVID BEFORE THIS MEETING.

WE HAVE A CHOICE OF VOTING ON IT TONIGHT OR SENDING IT BACK, WE CAN ALSO SEND IT BACK TO PNZ. MY CONCERN IS SENDING IT BACK.

IF IT WAS A 7-0 VOTE AND AN ISSUE THAT WASN'T ADDRESSED, THAT'S ONE THING. IT WAS A 3-4 VOTE AND THE CHANGES THEY'VE MADE ADDRESS THOSE CONCERNSFUL I FEEL A DIFFERENT WAY. IT'S UP TO COUNCIL.

I'M JUST TELLING YOU MY OPINION. QUESTIONS.

LET ME OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING. THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING.

AT THIS TIME I'LL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING F. ANYONE WISHES TO SPEAK ON THIS, THEY FILL OUT A CARD AND PRESENT IT TO LAURA.

I HAVE ONE CARD FILLED OUT TO ZO FAR.

>> STANLEY POLL LARD, 3110 SYCAMORE STREET IN ROWLETT.

AS I SAID EARLIER, TED PRIVILEGE OF BEING ASKED TO SERVE ON THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMMITTEE. I WAS ELECTED AS THE CHAIRMAN OF THAT COMMITTEE. I WENT TO THE RECENT PLANNING AND ZONING MEETING. AND I WOULD TAKE ISSUE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. I DON'T THINK THAT THE ORIGINAL DID. SPEAKING NOW FROM A PERSONAL STANDPOINT AND TALKING TO THE DEVELOPER HAVING LIVED IN THAT AREA OF TOWN FOR NINE YEARS, I WOULD HAVE NO PROBLEMS WHATSOEVER WITH THEIR PROPOSAL. THE DENSITY IS BROUGHT DOWN.

THEY COULD BUILD THAT SINGLE FAMILY AND PUT MANY MORE RESIDENTS MANY THERE AS ON THE COMMITTEE AND MYSELF DISCUSSED

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ABOUT TOWN HOMES, THEY COULD PUT MORE TOWN HOMES IN THERE THAN WHAT THEY ARE REQUESTING IN THE PLAN.

SO I WANT TO THANK THE DEVELOPER FOR TAKING SOME OF THE COMMENTS THAT WAS MADE IN THE PNZ MEETING AND TAKING THEM TO HEART AND DOING THE REDUCTIONS. SO IF I WAS PERSONALLY SITTING UP THERE WHERE YOU ARE, I WOULDN'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIS AS THEY'VE BROUGHT IT FORTH.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU.

ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO SPEAK, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

SEEING NONE I WILL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND I'LL

ENTERTAIN A MOTION. >> I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE REZONING REQUEST WITH THE CHANGE TO THE AMOUNT OF MIXED USE AS DISCUSSED IN THIS MEETING.

>> WE HAVE A SECOND. ANY DISCUSSION BEFORE I CALL A

VOTE? >> JUST A POINT OF CLARIFICATION. DO WE HAVE TO HAVE A SUPER IMAGE

TOY PASS THIS? >> NO.

>> WE DO NOT? >> NO.

>> ANY DISCUSSION? I THINK THIS IS A WONDERFUL CHANGE TO THE ORIGINAL PROPOSAL. I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS.

I THINK THIS IS A GREAT PRODUCT FOR THIS CORNER.

I APPRECIATE THE LACK OF DENSITY AND THE COMMERCIAL.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING YOU AS A RESIDENT OF ROWLETT IF THIS

PASSES. >> I JUST WANTED TO CONCUR THAT WE'VE WAITED A LONG TIME FOR A REALLY GOOD DEVELOPMENT TO COME TO THAT CORNER. AND I BELIEVE THIS IS THE RIGHT THING AT THE RIGHT TIME. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF CONSTRUCTION GOING ON THERE. BUT WE HAVE A LOT OF CONSTRUCTION GOING ON ALL OVER NORTH TEXAS.

I'M JUST HAPPY TO SEE THE WAY THIS HAS TURNED OUT.

THE WAY YOU HAVE ADDRESSED THE CONCERNS.

BECAUSE I THINK WE ALSO HAD CONCERNS ABOUT THE DENSITY ON THE CONDOS. I THINK YOU JUST CAME UP WITH A BEAUTIFUL SOLUTION HERE. AND APPRECIATE IT.

I WILL BE SUPPORTING IT. >> ANY OTHER COMMENTS? PLEASE CALL THE VOTE. 6-1.

WELCOME TO ROWLETT. THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS

[8B. Consider approval of a resolution electing a representative for the Suburban Cities to theDallas Central Appraisal District Board of Directors.]

ITEM 8B.

>> GOOD EVENING MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

JUST A BRIEF BACKGROUND TO THIS ITEM.

THE DALLAS COUNTY PRAISELE DISTRICT HAS FIVE MEMBERS TO THEIR BOARD OF DIRECTORS. ONE IS SHE CANNED BY THE CITY OF DALLAS. ONE BY DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT. ONE BY COMMISSIONERS COURT AND INCORPORATED CITIES AND TOWNS COLLECTIVELY SELECT THE FOURTH MEMBER AND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT COLLECTIVELY SELECT THE FIFTH MEMBER.

BOTH OF THOSE EACH ENTITY GETS ONE VOTE IN THAT SELECTION FOR THE ONE BOARD MEMBER. BY LAW THE CITY HAS TO MAKE THIS SELECTION BY DECEMBER 15TH. AND FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES, THE CITY OF ROWLETT HAS VOTED FOR MICHAEL HATTOCK ITS REPRESENTATIVE ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS IN THE PAST FOUR APPOINTMENTS. BEFORE YOU HERE IS THE LIST OF CANDIDATES THAT LIST OF NOMINEES THAT THE CITIES AND TOWNS HAVE SUBMITTED FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

AND SO THIS EVENING YOU'LL NEED TO MAKE --

>> NEW QUESTIONS? >> DO I HAVE A MOTION?

>> >> I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE

THE ITEM. >> APPROVE WHAT ITEM?

WE HAVE TO PICK ONE. >> I'M SORRY.

I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE MICHAEL HURT.

>> A MOTION TO NOMINATE MICHAEL HURT.

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DO I HAVE A SECOND? >> ANY DISCUSSION?

CALL THE VOTE. >> THAT ITEM PASSES.

WE HAVE CONCLUDED THE REGULAR MEETING.

WE HAVE ONE MORE ITEM ON EXECUTIVE SESSION.

IF WE COULD

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