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>> GOOD EVENING LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. IS PASTOR ALTON MCKINLEY HERE?

[1. CALL TO ORDER]

HE'S SUPPOSED TO DO OUR INVOCATION THIS EVENING. NOBODY? ALL RIGHT. COUNCIL, IF YOU WOULD PLEASE RISE FOR THE INVOCATION.

WE WILL HAVE MAYOR PRO TEM, MARTHA BROWN DO THE INVOCATION. IF ANYBODY WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US, PLEASE RISE AT THIS TIME. HEAVENLY FATHER, WE THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO COME BEFORE OUR CITY TONIGHT AND DELIBERATE THE BUSINESS OF OUR CITY.

WE ASK FOR YOUR BLESSING. WE ASK FOR YOUR WISDOM. LORD NOT ONLY ON THIS COUNCIL AND THE STAFF BUT ON OUR CITY, ON OUR SCHOOLS, ON OUR PUBLIC SAFETY, LORD WE THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THESE THINGS. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PROTECTION.

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR BLESSING AND ASK ALL IN JESUS' NAME, AMEN.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH, MARTHA. REMAIN STANDING, WE WILL DO OUR PLEDGES.

11 I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE 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 ALLEGIANCE TO THEE. TEXAS, ONE STATE, UNDERGOD, INDIVISIBLE FOR ALL.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH. YOU MAY BE SEATED. >> I AM VERY EXCITED.

[5A. Presentation of a proclamation in honor of Black History Month and recognizing the week of February 9 – 16, 2020 as African American Pioneers Week in the City of Rowlett.]

WE'RE GOING TO START WITH ITEM 5 A TODAY, PRESENTATION IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN RECOGNIZING FEBRUARY 9TH-16TH, 2020 AS AFRICAN AMERICAN PIONEERS WEEK IN THE CITY OF ROWLETT. I WOULD LIKE FIRST OF ALL TO ASK ANYONE HERE FROM THE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION COMMISSION TO COME JOIN ME UP HERE. SO, OUR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION COMMISSION HAS BEEN WORKING HARD FOR A LITTLE OVER A YEAR NOW TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY EQUITY AND INCLUSION IN OUR COMMUNITY. WE ARE THRILLED TO PRESENT THIS PROCLAMATION TONIGHT.

I'M GOING TO GIVE HISTORY ON IT AND THEN I AM GOING TO ASK SOME FAMILY MEMBERS TO COME FORWARD FOR THE PROCLAMATION. BEFORE I START THAT, WOULD YOU PLEASE COME INTRODUCE YOUR FOLKS THAT ARE HERE. YOU GET TO DO THIS, YOU'RE CHAIR.

AND TELL US WHEN THESE FOLKS ARE. >> SURE.

MY NAME IS ROBERT MCCARRIER. WITH ME IS ALINA JEFFERSON, DIANA MOORE AND DENISE MOORE AND

APRIL WISE. >> A NEW MEMBER OF OUR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION COMMISSION.

THIS IS JUST A PORTION OF THIS. THERE ARE MORE MEMBERS THAN THIS.

ONE OF THE THINGS WE WANTED TO START DOING IS RAISE AWARENESS OF VARIOUS EVENTS AND THIS IS ONE OF OUR FIRST SO WE'RE VERY, VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS. THIS FEBRUARY 9TH THROUGH 16TH IS AFRICAN AMERICAN PIONEERS AWARENESS WEEK. AND THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH. SO WE THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE A GREAT TIME TO CELEBRATE THESE EVENTS. AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES HAVE BEEN A PART OF ROWLETT COMMUNITY LONG BEFORE THE CITY WAS INCORPORATED IN 1952. ONE FAMILY IN PARTICULAR, ISAAC AND NAOMI SKRUGS HAVE BEEN WHY THE AREA. ROWLETT WAS PRIMARILY FARMLAND AND COTTON MILLS WITH MOSTLY AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES AROUND THEM.

THE SCRUGGS FAMILY BUILT THEIR HOME IN ROWLETT TWO YEARS BEFORE IT WAS KNOW INCORPORATED AS A 63. THE FUQUASS, GRAYS, LEES, MCGUIRES AMONG MANY OTHERS.

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THE SCRUGGS FAMILY ALSO OWNED A LOCAL BUSINESS FOR SEVERAL YEARS ARE THE SCRUGGS STORE AND GAS STATION. THEY OWNED FARMLAND AND HAD TENANTS.

ISAAC SCRUGGS WAS A MEMBER OF THE ROWLETT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND A MEMBER OF ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH AND ROWLETT SAVE THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE AND THE NEEDY CHILDREN'S FUND.

HE PARTNERED WITH LONG TIME RESIDENT VERNON SHRADY TO DRIVE THE EFFORTS TO HAVE WATER EXTENDED TO THE OUTLYING AREA OF THE CITY AS NOTED IN THE ARTICLES OF THE ROWLETT ARCHIVES. ISAAC SCRUGGS WAS DEEMED A FRIEND OF FRIENDS AND HE AND HIS WIFE WERE KNOWN TO MAKE ANY PLANT OR VEGETATION GROW OR COME BACK TO LIVE AS HIS GRANDDAUGHTER BEVERLY SO WARMLY STARTED. IT'S THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES LIKE THE SCRUGGS AND OTHERS WHO DONATED TO THE COMMUNITY.

IN HONOR OF AFRICAN AMERICANS PAST AND PRESENT, WE ARE PROCLAIMING NEXT WEEK AS PIONEERS AWARENESS WEEK. I WOULD LIKE THE SCRUGGS FAMILY TO COME FORWARD AND ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO CELEBRATE WITH US ON THIS PROCLAMATION, PLEASE COME FORWARD ALSO.

CAN ONE OF YOU JUST LIKE INTRODUCE SOME PEOPLE AND TELL THEM WHO YOU ARE.

WILL YOU SPEAK INTO THE MICROPHONE. SHE VOLUNTEERED YOU.

JUST TELL US WHO YOU ARE AND HOW YOU'RE RELATED AND INTRODUCE YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS.

>> I AM JOSEPH SCRUGGS. I'M ISAAC SCRUGGS YOUNGEST CHILD.

THIS IS MY SISTER, HIS OLDEST CHILD. AND I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN NAME

ALL OF THEM. >> YOU DON'T HAVE TO. >> ARE YOU ALL FAMILY MEMBERS?

>> YES ALL GRANDCHILDREN. >> DO YOU WANT TO SAY ANYTHING? NO.

OKAY. I'M GOING TO READ THE PROCLAMATION.

WHEREAS SINCE 1976 FEBRUARY HAS BEEN DISTINGUISHED NATIONWIDE AS BLACK HISTORY MONTH AND WHEREAS RECOGNIZING THE IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION OF AFRICAN AMERICANS THAT HAVE HELPED ESTABLISH THE FOUNDATIONAL VALUES OF ROWLETT. IT'S IMPORTANT TO REFLECT ON THE PIONEERS WHO CAME BEFORE AND WHEREAS AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES HAVE LONG BEEN A PART OF ROWLETT COMMUNITY WHEN IT WAS PRIMARILY FARMLAND AND COTTON MILLS BEFORE IT WAS INCORPORATED IN A CITY. AND WHEREAS ISAAC AND NAOMI SCRUGGS SETTLED WITH THEIR HOME HERE. THEY OWNED FARMLAND, TENANTS AND OWNED SCRUGGS STORE AND GAS STATION. AND WHEREAS MR. SCRUGGS WAS A MEMBER OF THE ROWLETT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE. SAVE THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE.

I BET THAT HAS STORIES. WAS A MEMBER OF THE ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH AND WHEREAS OTHER NOTABLE AFRICAN AMERICAN PIONEER FAMILIES WERE THE FUQUAS, LEES, GRAYS AND MANY OTHERS. THESE FAMILIES HELP SAVE WHAT ROWLETT IS TODAY AND LOOKS TOWARD BEING IN THE FUTURE. NOW THEREFORE I TAMMY DANA BASHIAN ON BEHALF OF CITY COUNCIL DISTINGUISH FEBRUARY 9TH-16 AS AFRICAN AMERICAN PIONEERS AWARENESS WEEK IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY AS BLAST HISTORY MONTH IN THE CITY OF ROWLETT AND ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO RECOGNIZE THE GREAT IMPACT MADE IN OUR COMMUNITY BOTH PAST AND PRESENT.

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SO YOU'RE NOT BEHIND ALL THAT. DON'T HIDE. DON'T HIDE.

>> THANK YOU GUYS. THANK YOU. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING.

YOU'RE MORE THAN WELCOME TO STAY. BUT YOU'RE ALSO MORE THAN WELCOME TO LEAVE AT ANY POINT YOU WOULD LIKE TO. THANK YOU.

[5B. Hear presentation for Comprehensive Monthly Financial Report (CMFR) for the period ending December 31, 2019.]

THE NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA IS 5 B. HEAR PRESENTATION FOR COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT PERIOD OF ENDING DECEMBER 2019.

WENDY. >> GOOD EVENING MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

THIS IS THE FIRST QUARTER, WE'RE DOING THE FINANCIAL REPORT FIRST.

TONIGHT'S FINANCIAL REPORT PRESENTATION IS FOR THE PERIOD ENDING DECEMBER 31ST, 2019.

THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE FISCAL YEAR. ON A BUDGETARY BASE, THE CITY HAS YEAR TO DATE REVENUES OF $41.1 MILLION. THIS IS PRIMARILY DRIVEN BY FINES AND FORFEITURES. YEAR TO DATE EXPENSES OF 23.3 MILLION AND 2.6 % BELORE FORECAST. DRIVEN BY CONTRACT AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT SAVINGS.

PROPERTY TAXES REPRESENT OVER 50% OF THE GENERAL FUND REVENUE BUDGET AND COLLECTED PRIMARILY IN DECEMBER AND JANUARY. THE CITY COLLECTED 17.5 MILLION IN GENERAL PROPERTY TAX.

YEAR TO DATE PROPERTY TAX REVENUES ARE AT FORECAST. AT THE END OF THE FIRST QUARTER.

SALES TAXES ARE COLLECTED BY THE STATEMENT COMPTROLLER AND REPRESENT ALMOST 20% OF THE GENERAL FUND REVENUES WERE THE CITY COLLECTED $1.8 MILLION WITH YEAR TO DATE REVENUES SLIGHTLY ABOVE FORECAST BY $14,000. WAER REVENUES REPRESENT ALMOST 60% OF THE UTILITY FUND REVENUE BUDGET. IN THE FIRST QUARTER, THE CITY EARNED $4.2 MILLION IN WATER REVENUES, 197 OR FIVE % MORE THAN FORECAST DUE TO LOW PRECIPITATION DURING THE MONTH

OF OCTOBER, THE FIRST MONTH. >> THE SEWER REVENUES REPRESENT 40% OF THE UTILITY FUND REVENUE AND TYPICALLY IN LINE. THE CITY EARNED 3.3 MILLION IN SEWER FEES WITH YEAR TO DATE AT 138,000 OR 4.48 ABOVE FORECAST. OVERALL, ON A BUDGETARY BASIS, YEAR TO DATE ARE $43,000 ABOVE FORECAST. PRIMARY DUE TO INCREASED FINES AND FORFEITURES AND EXPENSES ARE 207000 BELOW FORECAST PRIMARY DUE TO THE TIMING OF SUPPLY PURCHASES AND CONTRACTUAL PURCHASES AND THE WATER AND SEWER FUND. $400,000 ABOVE FORECAST DUE TO LOW PRECIPITATION AND EXPENSES ARE $480,000 BELOW FORECAST PRIMARILY DUE TO SAVINGS IN THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT ESTIMATES FOR THE QUARTER. IN OTHER FISCAL YEAR 20 BUDGETED FUNDS. THE DEBT SERVICE DRAINAGE REFFUSE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDS MET OR EXCEEDED BUDGETED REVENUES AND WITHIN BUDGETED EXPENSES.

THE GOLF COURSE FUND WAS SLIGHTLY BELOW FORECAST. AND EXPENSES EXCEEDED BUDGET IN

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THE EMPLOYEE HEALTH BENEFIT FUND, HOWEVER WE EXPECT STOP LOSS REIMBURSEMENTS TO COVER THE OVERAGE. THE FISCAL YEAR '19 COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL REPORT IS IN FINAL REVIEW AT THIS TIME AND WILL BE PRESENTED TO COUNCIL ON FEBRUARY 19TH.

JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU THAT YEAR END UPDATE AND THIS CONCLUDES THIS PRESENTATION.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH, WENDY. COUNCIL ANY QUESTIONS ON THE DECEMBER 31ST FINANCIAL REPORT? ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU FOR THAT PRESENTATION. AND I THINK THE INCOME ITEM WE

[5C. Hear presentation on the first quarter investment report for December 31, 2019.]

WILL CONSIDER IS 5 C, WHICH IS HEAR PRESENTATION ON THE FIRST QUARTER INVESTMENT REPORT FOR

2019. >> OKAY. AS THE MAYOR MENTIONED, THIS REPORT IS FOR THE FIRST QUARTER INVESTMENT REPORT FOR THE PERIOD ENDING DECEMBER 31ST, 2019.

OUR INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES ARE FIRST AND FOREMOST SAFETY AND THEN LIQUIDITY AND RETURN.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES ARE ESTABLISHED AS SHOWN FOR SHORT TERM AND LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS OF THE PORTFOLIO. ECONOMIC INDICATORS FOR THE FIRST QUARTER INCLUDED A STEADY UNEMPLOYMENT AT 3.5 %. GROWING GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT FROM TWO % TO 2.1 % AND A CONSUMER PRICE INDEX RISING FROM 1.7 % TO 2.3 %. OUR PORTFOLIO SHOWS THE CITY'S INVESTMENT EXCEEDED CREDIT QUALITY DURING THE QUARTER. WE DID HAVE ONE SECURITY TYPE THAT EXCEEDED THE MAXIMUM COMPOSITION ALLOCATION LIMIT BY .42 %, THAT WAS OUR LOCAL BANK DEPOSITORY. DUE TO A SETTLEMENT TIMING OF DECEMBER 31ST INVESTMENT MATURITY AND REINVESTMENT OVER THE HOLIDAY. LIQUIDITY WAS MET IN 72% OF THE PORTFOLIO WAS LIQUID. TO TAKE, TO TALK ABOUT THE CITY'S RATE OF RETURN AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES ISSUE YIELD TO MATURITY DECREASED FROM 1.9 TO .7 %.

THE POOLED FUNDS INVESTMENT RETURN WAS 2.47%. WHILE THE LONG-TERM INVESTMENT RATE OF RETURN OF .53% ALSO OUTPERFORMED THE BENCHMARK. AND THIS CONCLUDES STAFF'S PRESENTATION OF THE QUARTERLY INVESTMENT REPORT. I WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER

QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ON THIS REPORT AS WELL. >> COUNCIL, ANY QUESTIONS FOR

WENDY ON THAT? >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. APPRECIATE YOU.

[5D. Presentation of a proclamation welcoming the City of Rowlett into the American Association of Retired Persons (“AARP”) Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities as the 431st member.]

>> THE NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA IS 5 D. WELCOMING THE CITY OF ROWLETT TO THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF THE RETIRED PERSONS NETWORK OF AGE FRIENDLY STATES AND COMMUNITIES AS THE 431ST MEMBER. IF I COULD WELCOME PAM BELL AS COUNCIL LIAISON AND WE HAVE A

VISITOR FROM AARP. LAWRENCE HANDLE. >> RANDLE.

SORRY. EYESIGHT IS NOT REAL GOOD. I THINK -- ARE WE GOING TO LET ROB TALK OR ARE YOU GOING TO TALK? I WANTED SOMEBODY -- SO I'M GOING TO START THIS OFF WITH ROB. ARE YOU STILL THE CHAIR? OKAY. ROB ROSE WHO IS THE CHAIR OF THE SENIOR ADVISORY BOARD.

INTRODUCE YOUR MEMBERS. >> WELL, I'M ROB ROSE. CHAIR.

>> HANG ON AND TELL US ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOING. >> IN LIEU OF INTRODUCING THE MEMBERS, MAYBE THEY SHOULD INTRODUCE THEMSELVES SINCE WE ARE SENIORS.

SO. MIKE BRITT, YOU CAN START OUT THERE.

>> OKAY. THAT WAS SMOOTH, ROB. THAT WAS AN EASY OUTROB.

I AM MIKE BRITT, I AM VICE CHAIR OF THE SENIOR ADVISORY BOARD AND PLEASED TO BE HERE.

>> I AM ALBERTA REECE AND HAD BEEN TO BE HERE. THANK YOU.

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>> KENNETH WILLIAMS. MEMBER OF THE BOARD. >> VIRGINIA DENSON.

HAPPY TO BE HERE ALSO. SUSAN BELL AND I'M REALLY GLAD TO BE HERE.

I'M PAT BIRD, MEMBER OF THE BOARD. HI, IT VITA CALL.

JUST A BOARD MEMBER. >> YOU WANT TO SAY WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOING?

TELL ABOUT WHAT HAVE BEEN DOING. >> ABOUT? >> WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE?

>> I TOLD YOU WE'RE SENIORS. SO, ROB, WHAT HAVE YOU ALL BEEN DOING AND WHAT ARE WE HERE TO

CELEBRATE AND HOW DID YOU GETND THIS POINT? >> YOU KIND OF GOT US STARTED ON THIS. I THINK THE MAYOR WENT TO CONFERENCE IN BOSTON I BELIEVE, AND HEARD ABOUT THIS PROGRAM OF AGE-FRIENDLY CITIES. SO, SHE SUGGESTED TO US ON THE BOARD THAT IT MIGHT BE SOMETHING THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE UP AND SEE IF THERE'S A POSSIBILITY OF ROWLETT COULD POSSIBLY BECOME AN AGE-FRIENDLY CITY IN THE FUTURE.

SO THAT'S KIND OF HOW WE GOT TO THIS POINT. AND WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT.

VERY EXCITED TO HAVE AARP HERE WITH US TONIGHT. AND BE GLAD TO TURN IT OVER TO

YOU IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD SOME COMMENTS. >> GO AHEAD, SIR.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. TRULY -- YOU NEED TO STAND HERE AND TALK INTO THE MICROPHONE.

>> I USED TO WEAR A DIFFERENT HAT THAN HE WEARS AND NEVER NEEDED A MICROPHONE.

>> WE HAVE PEOPLE LISTENING ON VIDEO. MY APOLOGIES THEN.

I WILL SPEAK MUCH LOUDER. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO AND AND STAND WITH YOU AND BE WITH YOU. I AM LAWRENCE RANDALL. I AM REPRESENTING AARP, TEXAS.

AND THE NATIONAL AARP NETWORK FOR AGE-FRIENDLY STATES AND COMMUNITIES.

AND TRULY, IT IS AN HONOR TO BE ABLE TO STAND HERE AND PRESENT THIS CERTIFICATE.

I WANTED TO SAY THIS RIGHT NOW, THAT FOR THE CITY OF ROWLETT, THE CITY OF ROWLETT IS THE 431ST CITY NATIONWIDE TO BECOME AN AGE-FRIENDLY CITY. NOW THAT'S A MARK WITHIN ITSELF.

BUT YOU ARE THE FIRST CITY IN 2020 TO BECOME AN AGE-FRIENDLY CITY.

THIS CERTIFICATE RECOGNIZING THE CITY OF ROWLETT HAS COMMITTED TO BECOMING MORE AGE FRIENDLY UNDER THE CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY AARP AND ACCEPTED AS A MEMBER OF THE AARP MEMBER OF THE AGE-FRIENDLY

STATES AND COMMUNITIES. PRESENT TO ROB. >> THANK YOU, ROB.

>> AGAIN ON BEHALF OF AARP. THANK YOU FOR BECOMING THE FIRST CITY IN 2020 TO BE AN

AGE-FRIENDLY >> THANK YOU. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> SO I HAVE A PROCLAMATION. I WANT ANGIE TO TALK ABOUT HOW THEY GOT HERE AND WHAT THEY HAVE

TO DO IN THE FUTURE TO MAINTAIN THIS. >> ARE THERE NOTES ON THERE? CHEAT SHEETS? THANK YOU GUYS. ABSOLUTELY THANK YOU, LAWRENCE, FOR COMING. THE SENIOR BOARD REALLY TOOK THIS AND RAN WITH A SUGGESTION FROM THE MAYOR. WE FILLED OUT AN APPLICATION IN THE FALL WITH A LOT OF INFORMATION ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT OUR AGING POPULATION IS IN ROWLETT TO THE CITY OF ROWLETT.

TALKED A LOT ABOUT WHAT WE DO, THE COMMUNICATION, THE HOUSING, THE TRANSPORTATION, THERE'S ACTUALLY EIGHT TENANTS OF THIS AND COMING NEXT IS A SURVEY THAT SHOULD BE OUT WITHIN THE NEXT THREE, FOUR DAYS. WE'RE PUTTING THE FINAL TOUCHES ON THAT.

SURVEY WILL GO TO THE CITIZENS OF ROWLETT. EVERYBODY 45 OR OLDER FILLS OUT

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THE SURVEY AND TALKS ABOUT HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION, COMMUNICATION, WOULD Y'ALL HELP ME. NO. I'M GETTING BLANK STARES FROM BACK HERE. THERE ARE EIGHT AND IT LOOKS AT EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE AND OUR CITIZENS WILL GET TO TELL HOW WE DO IN THE AREAS SO WE KNOW WHAT AREAS TO WORK ON THE MOST. WE ARE GOING TO PARTNER WITH SCORE AND OTHER SENIOR ORGANIZATIONS TO GET EVERYBODY OUT AND GET THOSE SURVEYS FILLED OUT AND GET AS MUCH GOOD INFORMATION AS WE CAN, WHICH WILL THEN FIND PROJECTS FOR THE FOLKS STANDING BEHIND YOU WHICH SO AS THEY COME FORWARD IN THE FUTURE WITH BUDGET REQUESTS AND REQUESTS TO CITY COUNCIL, THOSE WILL BE BASED AROUND BEING A PART OF AARP'S AGE-FRIENDLY NETWORK.

SO IT'S BEEN A HUGE TASK. THESE GUYS HAVE BEEN A HUGE HELP MAKING THIS HAPPEN AND GETTING THE APPLICATION DONE AND HEARING THAT WE HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED. NOW TAKING THAT NEXT STEP TO GET THE SURVEY DONE AND GET THE DATA BACK FROM AARP. THEY HELP US THROUGH THE PROCESS

AND TAKE THAT TO THE NEXT DETERMINATION. >> NOW NOW I WILL READ THE PROCLAMATION. WHEREAS THE CITY OF ROWLETT ADOPTED A GOAL TO GOVERNOR TRANSPARENTLY AND INCLUSIVELY AND THE CITY IS HOME TO THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE 65 YEARS AND OLD. WHEREAS THE POPULATION IS EXPECTED TO REACH 88.5 MILLION OR 20% OF THE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES BY 2050 AND WHEREAS RESEARCH SHOWS A GROWING NUMBER OF AMERICANS 65 AND OLDER WANT TO REMAIN ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN THE COMMUNITY.

AND CITY OF ROWLETT WANTS TO BRING ABOUT A CLIMATE INCLUSIVE OF EVERYBODY.

WE HAVE PARTNERED WITH THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION TO PROMOTE A NETWORK OF AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES WHERE PUBLIC POLICY IS FACED ON EIGHT DOMAINS OF COMMUNITY LIFE THAT IMPROVE THE HEALTH, WONDERFUL AND QUALITY OF LIFE WHICH ARE, OUTDOOR SPACES AND BUILDINGS, TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING, SOCIAL PARTICIPATION, RESPECT AND SOCIAL INCLUSION, CIVIC PARTICIPATION, AND EMPLOYMENT. COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION, AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND HEALTH SERVICES. AND WHEREAS AARP RECOGNIZES THAT CITIES AND COMMUNITIES HAVE DIFFERENT NEEDS AND VARYING CAPACITIES TO ENGAGE THE RESOURCES FOR THE THE PURPOSE OF FACILITATING AGE-FRIENDLY POLICIES. AND THEREFORE I TAMMY DANA BASHIAN ON BEHALF OF THE CITY COUNCIL DO HEREBY SUPPORT THE FRIENDS TO ENGAGE IN THE WHO FRIENDLY CITIES COMMUNITY NETWORK.

SQUEEZE IN. THANK YOU GUYS. THANK YOU EVERYBODY.

>> THE WORK IS JUST STARTING. THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT.

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

THE NEXT ITEM IS 5 E, UPDATE ON MANAGEMENT, OPERATIONAL ISSUES AND ITEMS OF ENTER.

COUNCIL MEMBER MARGOLIS WILL READ THOSE. PARKS AND RECREATION, HOME SCHOOL TYKWONDOE. VISIT THE DEPARTMENT'S PAGE ON THE CITY'S WEBSITE OR CALL 412-6170. ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM ANIMAL SERVICES DIVISION, THE ANIMAL SHELTER IS OPEN MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 10:00 A.M. IT ON 5:00 P.M. AND LOCATED AT 4402 INDUSTRIAL STREET. TONIGHT WE ARE FEATURING SEVERAL OF THE DOGS AND CATS THAT ARE AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION AND YOU CAN SEE THEM HERE ON THE SCREEN. ALL RIGHT.

MOVING ON TO ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE LIBRARY. THE ROWLETT PUBLIC LIBRARY HAS

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PROGRAMS FOR EVERYONE AND 2020 THE LIBRARY WILL HOST SECOND SATURDAY SEMINARS FOR ADULTS AT 3:00 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY AT 4:00 P.M., SCHOOL AGE KIDS CAN PARTICIPATE IN CHALLENGING ACTIVITIES AT STEM CAFE AND RELAX WITH A MOVIE ON FRIDAYS AT 3:30 P.M. THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES COMMISSION HAVE MANY GREAT CONTESTS HAPPENING NOW. ENTER THE WRITING YOUNG ARTIST OR ROWLETT SINGS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION. VISIT 300 MAIN STREET OR CALL 412-6262 OR LIKE THE LIBRARY ON FACEBOOK. UPCOMING MEETING INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE CITY'S WEBSITE.

CHECK OUT THE FRIDAY AT 5:00 WHICH IS A WEEKLY NEWS LETTER FROM CITY HALL AND AVAILABLE ON THE CITY'S WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE EVERY FRIDAY AFTER 5:00 P.M.

OR YOU CAN CHOOSE TO HAVE IT SENT DIRECTLY TO YOUR E-MAIL. AND AS A REMINDER, YOU CAN E-MAIL YOUR QUESTIONS TO ASK THE MAYOR AT ROWLETT.COM AND ANSWERED ON THE FOLLOWING MONTHLY PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT ON ROWLETT. VISIT ROWLETT.COM OR CALL THE

ACTION CENTER. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, BLAKE. ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY

ANNOUNCEMENTS, COUNCIL MEMBER SHERILL? >> YES.

YOUR ANIMAL SHELTER, WELL, LET ME BACK UP AND SAY, ACROSS THE COUNTRY THE ANIMAL SHELTERS ALL MAINTAIN ABOUT A 30, 35% LIVE RELEASE RATE. YOUR ANIMAL SHELTER HERE IN ROWLETT MAINTAINS MOSTLY 97 TO 98% LIVE RELEASE RATE, BUT FOR THE MONTHS OF NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, WE HIT 100% LIVE RELEASE RATE. SO, THANK YOU TO ALL THE STAFF

AT THE ANIMAL SHELTER. >> GREAT NEWS. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

GOOD JOB. COUNCIL, ANY OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS? THOSE ANIMALS STILL NEED TO BE ADOPTED ON THE PICTURE. COUNCIL MEMBER MARGOLIS.

WE HAVE SOMEONE'S SPECIAL DAY IN THE ROOM. IT'S OUR MAYOR'S BIRTHDAY AND WE CONGRATULATE HER ON HER BIRTHDAY. SHE MADE IT ANOTHER YEAR.

>> THAT'S WHY I DID THIS. >> COUNCIL, ANY OTHER LEGITIMATE ANNOUNCEMENTS? OKAY. AT THIS TIME WE WILL MOVE TO ITEM SIX, WHICH IS CITIZENS INPUT. THIS IS A TIME OUR CITIZENS CAN SPEAK ON ANY MATTER FOR UP TO THREE MINUTES IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK DURING CITIZEN'S INPUT.

PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND AT THIS TIME. SEEING NONE.

[7. CONSENT AGENDA]

WE WILL MOVE TO ITEM 7 WHICH IS OUR CONSENT AGENDA. THIS IS A SERIES OF ITEMS IN WHICH WE WILL TAKE ACTION TOGETHER. THE COUNCIL HAS NOT CHOSEN TO REMOVE ANY ITEMS FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION. IF ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WOULD LIKE TO REMOVE AN ITEM FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND AT THE TIME.

SEEING NONE. PLEASE READ THE ITEMS INTO THE RECORD.

7 A APPROVING MINUTES. 7 B, CONSIDER APPROVAL OF BULK FUTURE PURCHASE.

CONSIDER AN ORDINANCE CALLING FOR THE MAY SECOND GENERAL LEAK. 7 D, CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE A CONTRACT FOR THE MILLER ROAD WATER SEWER UPGRADE PROJECT. IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,925,248.79.

7 E, CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A CONTRACT FOR THE ROWLETT ROAD LIFT STATION ROAD.

THANK YOU. DO I HAVE A MOTION FROM COUNCIL MEMBER BROWN.

>> I MAKE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE AGENDA ITEMS AS READ INTO THE RECORD.

>> DO I HAVE A SECOND FROM COUNCIL MEMBER SHERILL? >> CALL THE VOTE.

AND THOSE ITEMS PASS 7-0. 8 A IS CONTACT A PUBLIC HEARING AND ACT ON A REQUEST BY BRIAN

[8A. Conduct a public hearing and act on a request by Bryan Burger, Burger Engineering, LLC, to amend a Planned Development (PD-C-2) District (ORD-003-06) to increase the maximum permitted building area and decrease the parking requirement. The 1.5-acre site is located on the north side of Lakeview Parkway and approximately 437 feet east of Kenwood Drive, in the City of Rowlett, Dallas County, Texas.]

BURGER, BURGER ENGINEERING LLC TO AMEND PDC 2 DISTRICT ORDINANCE 003-006 TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM PERMITTED BUILDING AREA AND DECREASE THE PARKING LOT AREA.

LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF LAKE VIEW AND 437 EAST OF KEN WOOD DRIVE.

IN THE CITY OF ROWLETT, DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS. GOOD EVENING.

THE REQUEST BEFORE YOU IS AN AMENDMENT TO A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT.

SUBJECT PROPERTY IS REFLECTED IN THE AREA IN BLOCK BOLD. A RECTANGULAR SECTION.

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THE REQUEST BEFORE US TONIGHT IS PRIMARILY A REQUEST BY THE APPLICANT TO AMEND THE EXISTING APPROVED PLAN DEVELOPMENT CONDITIONS WHICH HAD RESTRICTIONS ON THE MAXIMUM BUILDING AREA THAT COULD BE PLACED ON A LOT AND IT ALSO IDENTIFIED SOME PARKING REGULATIONS IN TERMS OF MAXIMUM PARKING ON A LOT. THIS IS LOT THREE.

ACCESS IS OFF OF LAKE VIEW PARK WAY AND KEN WOOD DRIVE. THERE ARE NO CHANGES TO THE INGRESS AND EGRESS TO THE SITE. THE REQUEST IS TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS TO THE PLAN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT AS IT RELATES TO DEVELOPMENT IN THE ENVELOPE ITSELF.

I HAVE ALREADY DISCUSSED THIS SURROUNDING LAND USE AND ZONING PATTERN, WHICH IS PRIMARILY RETAIL AND COMMERCIAL IN NATURE. THE CURRENT PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT HAS STIPULATIONS AS IT RELATES TO THE MAXIMUM BUILDING AREA CAPPED. THE SETBACKS ARE IDENTIFIED AT 50 FEET LONG LAKEVIEW PARK WAY. BUILDING HEIGHT AT 26 FEET. PARKING AREA REQUIREMENTS AS STIPULATED IN ONE PARKING SPACE FOR EVERY 100 SQUARE FEET OF GROSS AREA.

AND THERE WAS ANOTHER APPROVEDA THE A NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES OF 68, EVEN THOUGH THE EXISTING APPROVED SITE PLAN REFLECTS 65 SPACES. SITE IS ALREADY DEVELOPED WITH A CHICK-FIL-A RESTAURANT. THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING TO REMODEL THE CHICK-FIL-A AND PROVIDING 2 DRIVE THROUGH LANES AS OPPOSED TO ONE. AS A RESULT, YOU CAN SEE ON THE SCREEN, THE YELLOW BOX TO THE TOP OF THE SITE PLAN IS THE INCREASED BUILDING AREA.

THEY ARE REQUESTING A MAXIMUM SQUARE FEET OF 5000. THE DOUBLE DRIVE THROUGH WORKS CIRCULATION PATTERN IS IDENTIFIED WITH THOSE MAGENTA OR PURPLE ARROWS WHICH SHOW HOW THEY WORK AND THERE IS A RED AREA THAT IS ENCLOSED THAT REFLECTS THE AREA.

THERE IS NO NEGATIVE IMPACT ASSOCIATED WITH PROPOSED EXPANSION.

THAT ARE WITHIN THEIR FOOTPRINT AND NOT CHANGING ANYTHING. THE APPLICANT IS COMING BEFORE YOU WITH A REVISED SITE PLAN TO BASICALLY REVITALIZE AND REMODEL THE CHICK-FIL-A.

I WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS. THE PLANNING AND ZONING DID RECOMMEND APPROVAL AND STAFF RECOMMENDS APPROVAL AS THERE'S NO NEGATIVE IMPACT OF FUTURE

DEVELOPMENT. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. DOES THE APPLICANT HAVE A

PRESENTATION? >> THEY DON'T BUT WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

>> COUNCIL, I WILL OPEN IT UP FOR QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME. THERE IS A PUBLIC HEARING BUT WE'LL OPEN UP QUESTIONS FOR MANNIL OR THE APPLICANT. ALL RIGHT.

THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING. SO AT THIS TIME, I WILL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING.

IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON THIS MATTER, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND AT THIS TIME.

SEEING NONE, I WILL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND OPEN IT UP FOR A MOTION.

>> IT'S TAKEN ME BY MY WORD. I CAN'T PRESS YOUR BUTTON. BLAKE.

>> COUNCIL MEMBER MARGOLIS. I WILL MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE 8 A AS READ.

DO I HAVE A SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER SHERILL. >> AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

>> OH, MY GOSH. OKAY. WE HAVE A MOTION, AND A SECOND.

ANY DISCUSSION? COUNCIL MEMBER SHERILL, ARE YOU WANTING TO DISCUSS? HE WAS UP FIRST. I KNOW. THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER GRUBISICH. >> I WANT TO SAY THIS IS FANTASTIC AND WHAT I'M HOPING AND ANTICIPATE THE REASON FOR GETTING THIS DONE. IT'S JUST A GREAT RESTAURANT AND SO MANY PEOPLE GO THERE, TRAFFIC BACKS UP ON LAKEVIEW PARK WAY AND CAUSES A MAJOR TRAFFIC PROBLEM. I'M SURE THE CHIEF IS HAPPY TO SEE THIS.

HOPEFULLY THAT WILL HELP WITH TRAFFIC FLOW AND YOU WILL CONTINUE TO BE SUCCESSFUL AND A GREAT PARTNER IN OUR CITY. SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND I HAPPILY WILL SUPPORT THIS

MOTION. >> ARE COUNCIL, ANY OTHER COMMENTS? AT THIS TIME, I WILL CALL THE VOTE. AND THAT ITEM PASSES 7-0.

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I WANT TO MENTION JUST REAL BRIEFLY. THERE ARE SEVERAL LISTENING OR IN THE AUDIENCE WHO KNOW WE HAD TO PERFORM A VERY SERIOUS WARRANT PRESENTATION TODAY.

I WANT TO PUBLICLY THANK THE ROWLETT POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE TEXAS RANGERS FOR THEIR PROFESSIONALISM AND THEIR SUCCESS AND KEEPING OUR COMMUNITY SAFE AND INFORMED. WE APPRECIATE YOU EVERY SINGLE DAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AND WE ARE ADJOURNED.



* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.