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>>> WE WILL GET STARTED IF WE COULD. >>> GOOD EVENING LADIES AND

[1. CALL TO ORDER]

GENTLEMEN. SORRY WE ARE RUNNING LATE FEES ARE UNUSUAL TIMES.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE. WE WILL GET STARTED. FOR THOSE JUST TUNING IN YOU CAN SEE WE ARE TRYING OUR BEST TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING. WE HAVE LESS THAN 50 PEOPLE IN OUR COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT THIS TIME. WE HAVE THEM SPREAD OUT.

WE WILL START OUR EVENING WITH AN INVITATION AND WE ARE HAPPY AND BLESSED TO HAVE WITH US REVEREND PAM WHITE. REVERENT IF YOU COULD LEAD US IN OUR INVOCATION.

>> I WOULD BE GLAD TO. >> IS THIS NOT ENOUGH. IT WILL PICK ME UP.

>> HOW IS THIS. >> LET'S PRAY. >> GRACIOUS AND LOVING GOD, WE NEED YOU NOW MORE THAN EVER. A FEW WEEKS AGO WE HARDLY HEARD THE WORD CORONAVIRUS NOW EVERYWHERE WE TURN IT IMPACTS WHERE WE ARE. WE FIND OURSELVES FRAZZLED AND WORN-OUT, EXHAUSTED TO KEEP UP WITH THE FLOW OF INFORMATION. ON TOP OF THAT REGULAR BUSINESS CONTINUES AS WELL. WE GIVE THANKS FOR THE CITY LEADERS AND OFFICIALS THAT STAND BEFORE US THAT GIVE OF THEMSELVES FOR THIS COMMUNITY. FOR THE MANY LEADERS THEY WORK WITH AS THEY MAKE DECISIONS. WE ASK THAT YOU MAKE YOUR PRESENCE KNOWN TO RENEW THEM AND EMPOWER THEM. FILL THEM WITH A GOOD DISCERNMENT.

GOD YOU ARE OUR REFUGE A SOURCE OF STRENGTH AND WE LEAN ON THAT AT THIS TIME.

WE PRAY FOR OUR HEALTHCARE STAFFS, OUR WHOLE COMMUNITY PUT THEMSELVES AT RISK.

WE PRAY FOR OUR SCHOOLS AND BUSINESSES, FOR OUR DAYCARE CENTERS FOR OUR RESTAURANTS, FOR EVERYONE IMPACTED AROUND US AND TO WASTE THIS TRICKLE DOWN TO AN INDIVIDUAL LEVEL THAT GIVES US SO MUCH TO WORRY ABOUT INCLUDING THE FINANCIAL IMPACT, THE EMOTIONAL TOLL AND THE DISTRESS AND SPIRITUAL STRUGGLES. WE TRUST YOU TO LEAD US IN THIS TIME.

GIVE US YOUR PROTECTION, YOUR WISDOM YOUR HEALING AND MOST OF ALL UNITE US IN YOUR LOVE, UNITE

US WHEN WE PRAY,. >> THANK YOU PASTOR. PLEASE JOIN ME IN THE PLEDGE OF

ALLEGIANCE. >> 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. >> NOW FOR THE TEXAS PLEDGE. >> HONORED THE TEXAS BLACK.

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE, TEXAS, ONE STATE UNDER GOD, ONE IN INDIVISIBLE.

>>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. YOU MAY BE SEATED. >>> WE WILL START OUR NIGHT OFF

[5A. Presentation of Proclamation recognizing March 31, 2020 as Arts Advocacy Day.]

WITH PRESENTATION OF THEIR PROCLAMATIONS PICK THE ITEM IS 5A.

PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING MARCH 31, 2020 AS ARTS ADVOCACY DAY.

THE MAYOR WILL BE PRESENTING THAT. IF WE HAVE ANYONE, FROM THE ARTS AND HUMANITY COMMISSION, IF YOU COULD COME TO THE FRONT BUT KEEP YOUR DISTANCE.

>> STOP. >> >> WE THANK YOU.

>> WE THINK THIS IS A VERY PART THAT'S RIGHT BIG PART OF THIS SPIRIT SERVING AS A MEANS TO

COMMUNICATE. >> AND WHEREAS THE CULTURAL IDENTITY OF THE COMMUNITY IS DIRECTLY IMPACTED BY THE BROAD FIELDS OF VISUAL AND PERFORMANCE ART AND WHEREAS THE CREATIVE SPIRIT AMONGST THE CITIZENS AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES SUPPORT AROUND US AND GENERATED AN ENVIRONMENT WHICH FOSTERS THE DEVELOPMENT OF ARTS ACTIVITIES. AND WHEREAS THE STRENGTH AND

CREATIVITY OF ARTISTS AND THEIR CRAFT INSPIRES AND ENGAGES. >> AND APPRECIATION AND

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INVOLVEMENT AND WHEREAS ARTS ADVOCACY DAY IS CELEBRATED ANNUALLY CALLING ARTISTS AND ORGANIZATIONS AND SUPPORTERS FROM ACROSS THE UNITED STATES TO COMMUNICATE THE NEED FOR STRONG

PUBLIC POLICIES AND PUBLIC FUNDING FOR THE ARTS. >>

>> WE PROCLAIM MARCH 31ST, 2020 AS ARTS ADVOCACY DAY IN RECOGNITION OF THE VALUE OF ART AND THE NEED FOR CONTINUED FUNDING, PROMOTION AND VISION FOR DIVERSE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE ARTS. THANK YOU. .

DOES THAT WORK DENISE? YOU GOT ALL THREE OF THEM IN THERE.

>> SO THANK YOU AND THANK YOU @FOR BEING HERE. >>

>> IN MY SANITIZE. >> ON BEHALF OF THE COMMISSION I WANT TO THANK THE COUNCIL FOR BEING SO SUPPORTIVE OF THE ARTS IN OUR COMMUNITY. IT IS A BIG PART OF WHAT WE LOVE TO DO SO WE ARE HONORED TO HAVE THE PRIVILEGE. IT'S INTERESTING THAT DURING SOME OF HUMANITY'S MOST DIFFICULT TIMES THE ARTS IS A PLACE OF SOLACE WHERE PEOPLE CAN DIFFERENT LEVEL THAT WHEN THINGS ARE GOING WELL. I WOULD ENCOURAGE ALL OF OUR CITIZENS THAT ARE ARTISTS OR WRITERS OR COMPOSERS, TO TAKE THIS TIME AND DEVELOP SOMETHING CREATIVE ON THEIR OWN. COME UP WITH SOMETHING THAT SPEAKS ABOUT THEM AND THE TIME THEY LIVE IN. IT'S INTERESTING YEAR WON OF OUR BIGGEST ART PIECES CAME ABOUT AFTER THE TORNADO. THAT WAS ONE OF THE MOST DEVASTATING TIMES.

THE THOUGHT THAT COULD COME OUT OF THAT. IS JUST SPEAKING TO THE POWER OF ART. I WOULD ENCOURAGE ALL OF OUR CITIZENS, IF YOU FEEL LED TO BE

PART OF SOMETHING GREATER, FIND YOUR VOICE THROUGH ART. >> THANK YOU.

IT WAS INTERESTING. ONE OF MY SONS CREATED A PIECE OF ART YESTERDAY AND HE IS SO ARTISTIC -- NOT ARTISTIC SO I THINK THAT WAS SOMETHING. THANK YOU.

[5B. Presentation on SARS-COV-2/COVID-19 and the City’s efforts against the threat.]

>> ALRIGHT, OUR NEXT ITEM IS ITEM 5B WHICH IS PRESENTATION ON THE SARS COVID-19, I'M NOT SURE HOW TO DO THE ABBREVIATION AND THE CITY'S EFFORTS AGAINST THE THREAT.

WE WILL HAVE ED COME TO THE FRONT. >> YOU HAVE SANITIZED THE MIKE,

IS THAT CORRECT? >> SO WHAT I WANT THE PUBLIC TO KNOW IS WE HAD A TWO HOUR SESSION ON THIS TONIGHT. IF YOU DID NOT VIEW THAT LIVE OUR WORK SESSION IS AVAILABLE TO VIEW. SO WE HAVE ASKED ED TO COME HERE AND DO A BRIEF SYNOPSIS.

BUT FOR THE PUBLIC TO REFER BACK TO THE WORK SESSION AND TO THE TOWNHALL MEETING FROM LAST NIGHT

ALSO. >> ARE THERE ANY SPECIFIC ITEMS? TANGIERS WHAT I THINK WE SHOULD

COVER. AN UPDATE ON THE NUMBERS. >> HOW DO YOU FIND THE ORDER?

>> >> ANYTHING ELSE THIS. >> I WILL LET BRIAN SPEAK ON THE ORDER. THEY DID ANNOUNCE AN ADDITIONAL NINE CASES.

FIFTY-FOUR COMMUNITY SPREAD. SO NOW WE HAVE SEVEN CASES WE ARE LOOKING AT 28 FOR DALLAS COUNTY. WE ALSO HAVE A FEW CASES I'M CALLING.

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0 IN ROWLETT, NO PERSON OFFICIALLY UNDER INVESTIGATION OR BEING MONITORED NO OFFICIAL POSITIVE CASE. I DO WANT TO REITERATE THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE POSTING ON FACEBOOK THAT THEY ARE POSITIVE OR THEY ARE BEING SO FLORENTINE, THE PROCESS FOR THE -- THE NOTIFICATION PROCESS IS DALLAS COUNTY WILL NOTIFY THE MAYOR IF THERE IS A POSITIVE CASE.

THE SAME WILL GO FOR THE COUNTY. IF THEY DETERMINE THERE IS A POSITIVE CASE, THE MAYOR WILL BE NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY. PEOPLE ARE POSTING WHETHER THAT IS VALID.

I CAN'T SPEAK TO THE BUT WE EVER CITY -- ARKANSAS CITY SAY ANYTHING WILL BE IMMEDIATELY SHARED. NOT ALL OF THE INFORMATION BECAUSE WE WILL NOTIFY THE

COMMUNITY IF THERE IS A POSITIVE CASE. >> WE DO RECOGNIZE THAT THE TESTING HAS NOT BEEN AS WIDESPREAD. SO THERE ARE SITUATIONS OUT THERE IN THE STATE AND IN THE REGION WHERE PEOPLE CAN'T BE TESTED.

SO WE UNDERSTAND THAT. >> NOT ABLE TO BUT THEY WOULD NOT PASS THE CURRENT SCREENING&

PROCESS EVEN IF THEY WERE POSITIVE. >> THERE IS A POTENTIAL INCREASE FOR A NUMBER OF CASES AND WE SHOULD EXPECT THAT WITH THE INCREASED NUMBER OF TESTING BUT

AS OF RIGHT NOW THERE IS NO POSITIVE CASE. >>> THANK YOU FOR THAT UPDATE ON THE NUMBERS. SO, I WILL UPDATE ON THE ORDER BRIEFLY.

WE ISSUED A DISASTER DECLARATION FRIDAY OF LAST WEEK WITH SPECIFIC PROVISIONS AND ORDERS SPIRIT THAT WAS AMENDED YESTERDAY LATE. WE HAVE GONE OVER IN GREAT DETAIL THE SPECIFIC PROVISIONS UNDER THAT. WE WENT OVER THEM LAST NIGHT ON OUR WEBSITE. YOU CAN ALSO GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND FIND THE SPECIFIC ORDER.

YOU CAN ALSO GO TO THE WORK SESSION AND HEAR THE SPECIFICS. THAT IS FAR AS I WILL GO OVER THAT SOME REPAIR WE MADE SOME ADDITIONAL DECISIONS TONIGHT. BRIAN DO YOU WANT TO COVER THAT?

>> I DO WANT TO SAY A NEWS ARTICLE FROM CNN CAME OUT AND IT SAYS THAT NOW, ALL 50 STATES AFTER CORONAVIRUS. ALL 50 STATES. AND THE DEATH TOLL HAS REACHED 100 IN THE COUNTRY. ON -- IN UNCERTAIN TIMES THE PUBLIC IS CONCERNED.

WE WILL KEEP PEOPLE SAFE. >> A COUPLE OF THINGS I DO WANT TO SAY, BASED ON THE ORDER, THE ORDER DOES MEAN 50 OR MORE. IT CLOSES BARS, CLOSE, GYMS, AUDITORIUMS AND THEATERS.

IT DOES ALLOW RESTAURANTS TO DELIVER FOOD AND USE DRIVE-THROUGH BUT CLOSES IN-STORE DINING. MAN'S VISITORS FROM LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES EXCEPT END OF

LIFE VISITATION. THIS IS SERIOUS. >> SOME OF THE DISCUSSIONS WE TALKED ABOUT WERE ADDITIONAL MANAGERS WE MAY TAKE. EARLIER, YESTERDAY, THE CITY CLOSE THE ROWLETT RECREATION CENTER AND POSTPONED OR CANCELED CITY RUN SPORTS LEAGUES AND OTHER PROGRAMS AND EVENTS. TONIGHT, WE RECEIVED GUIDING FROM COUNSEL FOR SEVERAL THINGS.

ONE WE'RE GOING TO CANCEL PRETTY MUCH ALL EVENTS GOING INTO APRIL.

THAT INCLUDES BOARD AND COMMISSION MEETING THAT'S RIGHT MEETINGS THAT WILL BE CANCELED.

WE HAVE SOME WE SPOKE SPECIFICALLY OF YOUR WE WILL START NOTIFYING PEOPLE TOMORROW THAT THESE WILL BE CANCELED THROUGH THE END OF APRIL. SOME OF THEM WILL BE POSTPONED.

THE COUNCIL IS LEAVING THAT UP TO THE CITY STAFF AS TO WHETHER THEY SHOULD BE CANCELED OR

POSTPONED OR RESCHEDULED. >> DUE TO THE NATURE OF THIS ACTIVITY, AND THE IMPACT IT WILL HAVE ON THE CITIZENS& POCKETBOOKS, WE WILL SUSPEND THE PRACTICE OF DISCONNECTING WATER

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CUSTOMERS FOR NONPAYMENT. THIS IS WHERE YOU DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO BE WITHOUT THE BASICS WHICH INCLUDE WATER AND SECONDLY THIS WILL BE FOR A PERIOD OF TIME WHICH COULD BE 1-2 MONTHS.

RIGHT NOW THIS IS ABSOLUTELY THE RIGHT THING TO DO. >> BECAUSE WE HAVE CLOSED THE LIBRARY AND TAKEN OTHER STEPS, WE WILL SUSPEND THE PRACTICE OF LATE FEES.

FOR EXAMPLE LIBRARY MATERIALS THAT ARE CHECKED OUT. WE WILL ASKED IF YOU CAN RETURN THEM BUT WE WON'T DEMANDED AND WE WON'T ACCRUE FINES DURING THIS PERIOD.

WE HAVE DONE THE SAME THING FOR WATER BILLS. PEOPLE GET BEHIND ON THE WATER BILL DRINK THE WATER BILL THAT'S RIGHT DISASTER WE WILL NOT ASSESS WEIGHT FEES DURING THIS

PERIOD. >> SO, SPORTS LEAGUES HAVE BEEN CANCELED, WE HAVE CLOSED KIDS KINGDOM. WE DID SO BECAUSE IT MEETS THE CRIERIA IS SPECIFIC TO THE ORDERS WHICH IS -- A CONFINED SPACE THAT WASN'T WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR.

THE CONFINED SPACE AT KIDS THAT'S RIGHT KIDS KINGDOM. WE HAVE FENCING.

IT BEARS THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING PEOPLE IN A CONFINED SPACE THAT OTHERS DON'T.

JUST LIKE OUR PARKS AND TRAILS, WE HAVE NOT CLOSED THOSE. PEOPLE CAN STILL WALK ALONG THE TRAILS AND PEOPLE CAN PLAY AT THE PLAYGROUND. THERE ARE FOUR PARKS THAT WE WILL REMOVE THE PORTA POTTY'S. THE REASON WE WILL DO THAT IS BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE HANDWASHING FACILITIES WITHIN THE PORTA POTTY'S. THOSE PARKS THAT HAVE PERMANENT RESTROOM FACILITIES WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR THE TIME BEING. ANY OF THESE ORDERS OR DIRECTIVES OR GUIDANCE CAN BE CHANGED AT A LATER DATE. BUT FOR RIGHT NOW THAT IS THE

ACTION WE WILL TAKE. >> WE ARE EXPLORING THE TECHNOLOGY INVOLVED IN BEING ABLE TO DO THIS THROUGH A TELECONFERENCE. LAST NIGHT THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE DID ISSUE A GUIDANCE ON THAT SUSPENDING CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OPEN MEETINGS.

AND PROVIDING THE ABILITY TO DO CERTAIN MEETINGS THROUGH TELECONFERENCE.

WE WILL FIGURE OUT WHAT THAT INVOLVES. OUR APRIL 7 MEETING IS POSSIBLE.

WE WILL MAKE THAT DECISION AS SOON AS WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY. WE WILL NOT CLOSE ANY PARKS OR RESTS -- AT THIS TIME. THERE WAS A QUESTION EARLIER ABOUT ACCESS TO FIRST REPONDERS. JUST SO YOU KNOW THE STAFF DID LET ME KNOW THERE ARE NO

SCHEULED PROGRAMS. >> SO WE WILL NOT HAVE THAT TO WORRY ABOUT.

BUT IF WE DO GET ASKED WE WILL NOT DO THAT DURING THIS TIME PERIOD.

WE NEED THEM ABSOLUTELY HEALTHY. THAT IS WHAT WE WILL DO. >> THIS FRIDAY, THE CURRENT ORDER WHICH WAS SET FOR SEVEN DAYS IS SET TO EXPIRE AT 11:00 A.M.

CITY COUNCIL WILL MEET TO CONSIDER EXTENDING THE ORDER. I THINK WE AGREED ON 9:00 A.M.

WE WILL POST IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THAT IS WHERE WE WILL DISCUSS THE CONDITIONS AND CRITERIA THAT THEY WILL ESTABLISH TO EXTEND THE ORDER.

RIGHT NOW THERE'S A CHANCE WE WILL BE EXTENDING IT GIVEN WHAT WE KNOW AND GIVEN WHAT WE ARE

HEARING FROM THE STATE GOVERNMENT. >> OH, I DO WANT TO MENTION, PLEASE TUNE INTO THE CITY'S WEBSITE, ROWLETT.COM. WE HAVE UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON THE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 THAT IS CRITICAL AS WE KEEP HEARING FROM DIFFERENT AGENCIES WE WILL ADD THAT ON THERE. THERE ARE LINKS, PARTICULARLY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

THEY ARE MAKING IMPORTANT DECISIONS AND SOME ARE STILL GOING TO BE MADE.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF AND YOU ARE TAKING CARE OF YOUR FAMILIES. WE ARE ASKING YOU TO ABIDE BY THE CDC'S RECOMMENDATION.

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AND IN TERMS OF HYGIENE FOR SENIORS AND THOSE AT RISK, PLEASE, MAKE CAREFUL DECISIONS

ABOUT MEETINGS AND EVENTS YOU MAY TRY TO GO TO. >>> I WANT TO CLARIFY SOMETHING YOU SAID EARLIER. THAT WAS, I THINK YOU SAID THESE ITEMS WERE CLOSED AND I WILL CLARIFY THAT. THE BARS, LOUNGES AND TAVERNS ARE) THE RESTAURANTS ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO DO, CURBSIDE TAKE-OUT OR DRIVE-THROUGH. THE ITEM YOU SAID IT CORRECTLY IS THESE OTHER PLACES ARE CLOSER THAT'S NOT TRUE. WE ARE LIMITING COMMUTERS SHOULD -- COMMUNITY GATHERINGS TO LESS THAN 50 PEOPLE AT THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS, THEY ARE NOT CLOSE, WE ARE JUST LIMITING THEM TO LESS THAN 50 PEOPLE IN A CONFINED PLACE THAT IS AUDITORIUMS, THEATERS, STADIUMS, GYMS, MEETING HALLS, LARGE CAFETERIAS OR ANY OTHER CONFINED INDOOR OR CONFINED OUTDOOR SPACE. THOSE ARE THE ONES SUBJECT TO LESS THAN 50 IN A CONFINED SPACE. THAT IS WHY WE WILL NOT ALLOW 50 PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM. WE HAVE LESS THAN 50. THAT IS WHY WE ARE CLOSING KIDS KINGDOM. BUT THOSE PLACES CAN REMAIN O OPEN.

IF YOU ARE IN AREAS LIKE THAT THAT YOU ARE MAINTAINING YOUR SOCIAL.

>> THE LAST THING I WANT TO COVER IS A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE COAD.

WE ARE FORMING IT SO THEY CAN GO BACK TO THE WORK SESSION. >> THIS WILL ALLOW ORGANIZATIONS TO COLLABORATE AND TO ENSURE THERE IS A UNIFIED APPROACH. WE ALL HAVE THE SAME GOAL.

IN ORDER TO ELIMINATE IMPLICATIONS THIS GROUP WILL SERVE THE WHOLE COMMUNITY.

>> BOTH BEFORE A DISASTER AND AFTER. SO IT IS REALLY A COALITION.

I'M TRYING TO ASSEMBLE SO EVERYONE CAN COME IN AND SAVE THE DAY.

THE WEBSITE THAT WILL BE UP WILL BE -- WITH THE ADDRESS. >>

>> WE DID TALK ABOUT FACILITY CLOSURES. I DO ENCOURAGE EVERYONE.

EVEN IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED MAKE SURE YOUR INFORMATION IS CURRENT.

YOU CAN ALSO GOOGLE SMART ROWLETT. THIS ALLOWS YOU TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS FROM THE CITY REGARDING SEVERE WEATHER AND CITY CLOSURES.

A TEXT OR A PHONE CALL OR AN E-MAIL. >> A GOOD REMINDER.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO COVER ON THIS REGULAR SESSION? >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> JUST CLOSING REMARKS. SOME ITEMS I WENT OVER. I JUST WANT TO EMPHASIZE THESE.

THIS IS A TIME. THAT IS UNPRECEDENTED IN OUR HISTORY.

WE HAVE LOTS OF PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY AND THE ORGANIZATION IN OUR REGION AND STATE WORKING HARD TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE EVERY ONE OF US IS TAKING RESPONSIBILITY TO DO THE RIGHT THING. IT IS CRITICAL IF YOU ARE SICK THAT YOU STAY HOME. IT IS REQUIRED IF YOU ARE CONFIRMED TO HAVE COVID-19 YOU MUST STAY HOME AND ALL MEMBERS OF YOUR FAMILY. IF YOU HAVE ANY, INKLING THAT YOU ARE STARTING TO GET SICK YOU NEED TO ISOLATE YOURSELF IMMEDIATELY.

>> THIS IS A TIME. WHERE WE NEED TO WORK TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY AND STAY CALM.

WE DON'T NEED TO PANIC. WE NEED TO BE KIND. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE ARE COMPASSIONATE AND EMPATHETIC AND A KIND COMMUNITY. FOR THE MOST PART THAT IS

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HAPPENING. THESE ARE TRYING TIMES. ALL OF US CAN GET VERY STRESSED OUT. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE REMEMBER EVERYONE IS GOING THROUGH THIS.

THIS CAN AFFECT YOU MAKE SURE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH IS BEING CONSIDERED AS MUCH AS YOUR PHYSICAL HEALTH IS BEING CONSIDERED. DON'T HOARD SUPPLIES.

THAT IS IMPORTANT. I KNOW A LOT OF THE GROCERY STORES ARE DOING A REALLY GOOD JOB LIMITING HOW MUCH AND ENDED VISUAL CAN TAKE. THE SUPPLY CHAIN IS NOT BREAKING DOWN IN THIS COUNTRY. THE FOOD WILL BE CONTINUED. WHEN INDIVIDUALS HOARD THAT IS WHEN IT BECOMES DIFFICULT. PLEASE DON'T HOARD SUPPLIES. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE WHAT YOU NEED. THINK OF THOSE OVER 60. THOSE WITH HEALTH CONDITIONS.

THEY SHOULD NOT BE OUT IN THE PUBLIC. REACH OUT TO YOUR NEIGHBORS.

REACH OUT TO AND REACH OUT TO THEM, HELP THEM, GO TO THE GROCERY STORE FOR THEM AND THE PHARMACY. FIGURE OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP YOUR NEIGHBORS.

WE HAVE TO HELP EVERYONE GET THROUGH THIS. PLEASE JOB LOCAL.

OUR RESTAURANT AND, I MEAN, IT'S CLOSE BUT MOST OF THE RESTAURANTS ARE PROVIDING TAKE-OUT SERVICES. ALL OF THAT INFORMATION IS ON THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WEBSITE AND THEY WILL CONTINUALLY UPDATE. PLEASE SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES.

THIS IS A DEVASTATING TIME. WE NEED TO HELP THEM GET THROUGH THIS.

STAY TUNED IN, THIS WILL CONTINUE TO CHANGE DAILY. WE WILL DO EVERYTHING TO KEEP

YOU UP TO DATE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> ALRIGHT OUR OUR NEXT ITEM ON

[5C. Presentation of Proclamation recognizing April 12-18, 2020 as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.]

THE AGENDA, WE WILL PRESENT 5C IN THE FIRST COUNCIL MEETING IN APRIL.

WE WILL DIVERT THAT RIGHT NOW. IN 5D, WE DON'T HAVE AN UPDATE BECAUSE MOST OF THE INFORMATION

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

WOULD BE HAPPENING AT THE IBRARY AND THE COMMUNITY CENTER.

I AM GOING TO ASK BROWNING TO PITCH THE ANIMALS. >> I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU, SINCE YOU ARE GOING TO BE STAYING AT HOME, THAT YOU CONSIDER SHARING, YOUR LIFE WITH A FURRY FRIEND AND THEY WOULD LOVE OUR ANIMALS HAVE BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL AND THEY HAVE BEEN HELPING.

WE HAVE TAKEN 45 ANIMALS FROM ROWLETT AND FOUND THEM HOMES. KUDOS TO THE ANIMAL SHELTER.

PLEASE GO BY THERE. THEY ARE OPEN FROM 10:00 A.M. UNTIL 5:00 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. THEY WILL BE GLAD TO LET YOU LOOK AROUND.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A TEST OR A MASK. YOU CAN JUST GO BACK THERE.

>> >> I HAVE PASSED OUT BUTTONS THAT SAY I SHOP ROWLETT.

>> DUE TO THE EMERGENCY DECLARATION. REQUIRING RESTAURANTS AND BARS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC, IT IS IMPERATIVE TO SUPPORT SHOP LOCAL BY SHOPPING ONLINE.

OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES NEED YOUR HELP. THE CHAMBER OF, COMMERCE DEVELOPED A RESOURCE PAGE AT WWW.ROWLETT.COM. I WOULD ALSO SUPPORT DISCUSSION IN THE NEAR FUTURE FROM EITHER THE COUNCIL OR THE COAD ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF PROVIDING,

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ONE-TIME EMERGENCY GRANT FUNDING TO SMALL BUSINESSES THAT ARE DIRECTLY AFFECTED BY THE

EMERGENCY DECLARATION ORDERS. >> THANK YOU. >>> I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY, WE ARE REACHING OUT TO OUR BUSINESSES. BLAKE AND I WENT ON A LITTLE TRIP TODAY REACHING OUT TO BUSINESSES AND LEARNED A LOT. IT WAS AMAZING HOW MUCH WE LEARNED. SO MUCH WE THOUGHT WE KNEW AND LEARNED TODAY.

SO, I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE ON THIS COUNCIL TO MAKE PHONE CALLS IF YOU DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE VISITING. SEE WHERE MICHAEL AND HIS STAFF COULD USE HELP.

SHARED THAT INFORMATION WITH PEOPLE. WE WILL TRY OUR BEST TO HELP

EVERYONE APPEAR. >> ANYTHING ELSE. >> I DO HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THE CLEANUP THAT WAS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 28 HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WE WILL LET YOU

KNOW WHEN IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED. >> I JUST WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT EVERYONE SHOULD RECEIVE THEIR CENSUS INVITATION. A MISSED EVERYTHING GOING ON THAT IS STILL GOING ON IN YOUR PARTICIPATION IS NEEDED SO LOOK FOR THAT.

>> ALL THE MORE REASON TO DO IT ONLINE RIGHT NOW. >> THANK YOU FOR THAT REMINDER.

ANYTHING ELSE? >> WE WILL MOVE TO ITEM SIX. CITIZENS INPUT.

THIS IS A TIME WHERE CITIZENS CAN SPEAK FOR UP TO 3 MINUTES ON ANY TOPIC.

WE DID AFFORD OUR RESIDENT AN OPPORTUNITY TO E-MAIL US ANYTHING TODAY WITHOUT PROHIBITING THEM FROM BEING HERE. THEY COULD ALSO COME TONIGHT BUT WE DIDN'T GET ANYTHING FOR THIS SECTION OF OUR MEETING. IS THERE ANYONE, DO WE HAVE ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON CITIZENS COMMENT SECTION?

[7. CONSENT AGENDA]

>> SEEING NO ONE, WE WILL MOVE THESE ARE ITEMS IN WHICH WE WILL ACT ON IT TOGETHER.

WE ARE, PULLING 7F AND THAT WILL BE CONSIDERED ON FRIDAY MORNING. THERE WILL BE IN OUR SPECIAL MEETING AT 9:00 A.M. ON FRIDAY MORNING. THE REMAINING ITEMS, THE COUNCIL IS CONSIDERING THESE ARE CONSIDERED ITEMS. IS THERE ANY MEMBERS OF THE THESE POOLS FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION. XENON LAURA IF YOU WOULD READ THOSE INTO THE RECORD. SEVENTY-EIGHT APPROVING MINUTES. 7B CONSIDER TASK AUTHORIZATION FOR ENGINEERING SERVICE. 7C CONSIDER ESTABLISHING AN ACTIVE DISASTER COMMITTEE.

SEVENTY CONSIDER THE PURCHASE OF FIVE POLICE VEHICLES. AND 70 CONSIDER A CONTRACT FOR

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICE. >> I WILL TAKE A MOTION. I WILL MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION. I HAVE A SECOND PERIOD CALL THE ROLL.

ALL IN FAVOR RAISE HER HAND. THAT TASK 7-0. >>> THE NEXT ITEM WILL BE

[8A. Conduct a public hearing and take action on a request by Skorburg Company, on behalf of property owners Leslie and Tommy Kearney, for a Major Warrant to Appendix 2.1 of the Form-Based Code to eliminate the garage offset requirement and allow for garages to be aligned with the front of the home on 31 of the 78 Estate lots. The 33-acre site is located along Castle Drive, between Miles Road and Merritt Road, in the City of Rowlett, Dallas County, Texas.]

INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION. ITEM EIGHT A CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING AND TAKE ACTION ON A REQUEST BY THE SCOREBOARD COMPANY ON BEHALF OF PROPERTY OWNERS LESLIE AND TOMMY KEARNEY, FOR A MAJOR WARRANT TO APPENDIX 2.1 OF THE FORM -BASED CODE TO ELIMINATE THE GARAGE OFFSET REQUIREMENT AND ALLOW FOR GARAGES TO BE ALIGNED WITH THE FRONT OF THE HOME ON 31 OF THE 78 ESTATE LOTS. THE 33-ACRE SITE IS LOCATED ALL CAPS A TRY.

IT IS BETWEEN MILES ROAD AND MERRITT ROAD IN THE CITY OF ROWLETT, DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS.

>> WE ARE HERE TO ELIMINATE THE GARAGE OFFSET AND ALLOW FOR IT TO BE ALIGNED IN FRONT OF THE HOME ON THE STATE LOT WHICH IS EQUIVALENT TO 40%. THE SITE IS LOCATED ALONG CASTLE

DRIVE BETWEEN MILES ROAD AND MERRITT ROAD. >> JUST A QUICK BACKGROUND.

THIS ITEM WAS ORIGINALLY PRESENTED AT THE DECEMBER 18 MEETING.

THE REQUEST WAS TO ELIMINATE THE MINIMUM SETBACK FROM THE MAIN BUILDING.

THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY DENIED AT THE TIME. YOU HAVE HEARD THE SAME ITEM ON YOUR JANUARY 27, MEETING IN WHICH WITH 86-1 VOTE YOU ASKED THE APPLICANT TO PROPOSE AN ALTERNATIVE THAT WAS DIFFERENT THAN THE ORIGINAL REQUEST. AT THE MEETING AT FEBRUARY 11,

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THEY RECOMMENDED THE DENIAL OF THE AMENDED REQUEST PAIR BECAUSE OF THIS, JUST NOTE THAT APPROVAL OF THE REQUEST WILL REQUIRE A MAJORITY VOTE FROM COUNSEL TODAY.

>> THIS IS A 33-ACRE SITE LOCATED ON CASTLE DRIVE. >> THE ASSOCIATED DEVELOPMENT PLAN WAS APPROVED ON NOVEMBER 14 WHICH REFLECTS SINGLE-FAMILY LOTS COMPRISING STATE LOTS WHICH ARE 60-FOOT WIDE. NET YOU WILL SEE DISTRIBUTION OF THE SLOTS.

THE ORANGE ONES THIS SECTION OF THE FORM. STATES THAT THIS WILL BE HAVE -- WILL BE LIMITED TO ABOUT 60 FEET WIDE AND THE LOT HAS TO BE SETBACK BY 20 FEET.

THAT IS SHOWN IN THE GRAPHIC TO YOUR RIGHT. THIS WILL ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT FOR A 20-FOOT GARAGE SETBACK FROM THE CORNER. BUT NOW IT IS LIMITED TO 31 OF THE 70 ESTATE LOTS. FOR THE REMAINING LOTS INSTEAD OF PROVIDING.

>> >> SOME CONSIDERATION TO ELIMINATE THE -- IN OUR PERSONAL SUPPLEMENTARY ADVANTAGES WITH THIS COMMUNITY THAT IS BECAUSE YOU ARE PUTTING AN EMPHASIS ON MORE AUTOMOBILE SPACES AND YOU ARE PROHIBITING THE PEDESTRIAN SPACE.

THEY ARE NOT LOOKING TO EXTEND THEIR SERVICES MUCH PORTED. TO THE RIGHT YOU WILL SEE THE AMENDED CONDITION. THIS WILL PRODUCE A PORCH THAT PROTRUDES IN FRONT OF THE HOME.

>>> NOTIFICATIONS WERE SENT ON DECEMBER 3, TO WHICH WE ONLY RECEIVED ONE IN OPPOSITION.

A COURTESY NOTICE WAS SENT ON FEBRUARY 4 AND NO RESPONSE WAS RECEIVED.

THE RECOMMENDATION FROM STAFF, IS FOR DENIAL OF THIS TO ELIMINATE THE GARAGE OFFSET ALLOW FOR THE GARAGE TO BE IN FRONT OF THE HOME ON 31 OF THE 78 ESTATE LOTS.

THIS WOULD RESULT IN HOMES LOSING THEIR -- AND ATTENTION TO THE PEDESTRIAN EXPERIENCE WILL BE COMPROMISED. FURTHERMORE IT WILL ALLOW IT ACCOMPANIED WITH THE PORCH IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MAJOR WARRANT WOULD RESULT WOULD NOT MEET THE INTENT.

>> THE APPLICANT IS HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AND DOES HAVE A PRESENTATION IF YOU WOULD

LIKE TO HEAR IT. >> WE WILL POLICY SEE IF THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS FOR STAFF.

>> UNDER THE ORIGINAL MINOR WARRANT HOW MANY DOES THAT ATTEST TO?

>> IT ALL OF THE LOTS. AS LONG AS THEY PRODUCE AT LEAST THIS PORCH IN FRONT OF THE HOME.

>> THANK YOU. >>> COUNCIL ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR STAFF?

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>> OKAY. GIVE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS. DON'T TOUCH THE MICROPHONE.

>> CAN SOMEONE MOVE IT UP FOR ME OR CAN YOU HEAR ME? >> WE CAN LET STOP TOUCH THE

MIC. >> I WILL DO MY PRESENTATION. I WILL RUN THROUGH IT QUICKLY.

I CAN'T TOUCH THE CLICKER EITHER. >> JUST SANITIZE YOUR HANDS

GUYS. >> I WATCHED THEM OUTSIDE. >> YOU KNOW THE DRILL BY NOW.

>> I DO. >> I'VE VISITED ENOUGH CITIES LATELY.

SOME WON'T EVEN LET ME IN. >> IS ON. PERFECT.

>> I AM BACK AGAIN. >> I DON'T KNOW WHY THIS IS CUTTING OFF OUR SCREENS.

JUST SOMETHING TO LOOK AT. WE ARE ONLY SEEN TWO THIRDS OF OUR SCREEN IN FRONT OF US.

>> GOOD EVENING AND THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. MY NAME IS JOHN ARNOLD.

AGAIN, I AM HERE AND WE DISCUSSED THIS AT THE LAST MEETING.

I MET WITH YOU GUYS TO PROVIDE SOME OF THE PRODUCT WE HAVE BEEN PROVIDING IN ROWLETT.

WE DISCUSSED, I WAS ASKING FOR A WAIVER ON ALL OF THE LOTS SO I COULD DO A MIX.

WE TALKED ABOUT A PERCENTAGE. I WENT BACK TO PNC, AND WAS NOT RECEIVED AS I HOPE SO I AM BACK

HERE TO TALK AGAIN. >> WE CAN GO THROUGH THE PROJECT SPIRIT WE HAVE MANY.

ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS YOU WILL SEE ON OUR PROJECTS ARE THE PRODUCT I'M ASKING TO BUILD.

WINDSOR HOMES IS ONE OF OUR BUILDERS. THEY WANT TO BUILD THEIR PRODUCT AND IT HAS BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL IN ROWLETT. THERE'S ANOTHER BUILDER WITH A SIMILAR PRODUCT IN A SIMILAR STYLE, THEY WOULD LIKE TO BUILD THAT PRODUCT.

THIS IS, PRETTY MUCH FINISHED RIGHT NOW. WE DO HAVE SOME DIRT WE HAVE TO REMOVE. THERE WAS A BRANCH THAT WAS APPROVED EARLIER THIS YEAR.

AS SOON AS THE RAIN STOPS. TO ADD TO THAT IS THE VILLAGE. THE PROPERTY LOCATION, THIS IS WHAT WE TOOK BACK, THIS IS WHAT WE ARE ASKING FOR TONIGHT. WE WANT TO BUILD OUR NORMAL PRODUCT THAT WE NORMALLY BUILD. AND THIS WILL BE AN OFFSET AS GRANTED.

AGAIN, THIS WILL ALLOW A VARIETY OF PRODUCTS WHICH IS A BIG THING.

A VERY POPULAR PRODUCT. THIS IS NOT ALLOWED. THE OTHER THING YOU WILL SEE LATER MY PRESENTATION IS WERE NOT ASKING FOR SOMETHING THAT HASN'T ALREADY BEEN APPROVED.

THIS IS ADJACENT TO US AND THEY HAVE THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY. WE ARE ASKING FOR A PERCENTAGE AT THIS POINT. OUR MAJOR REQUEST, IT WILL ALLOW US TO HAVE MORE BACKYARD SPIRIT A WIDER VARIETY OF PRODUCT. THESE ARE MANORS ON MILLER. YOU CAN SEE THE DEPTH OF THE LOT AND WE WERE ABLE TO BRING THIS OUT AND NOT PUSH THE HOUSE BACK AS FAR.

>> WE ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE MORE USABLE BACKYARD SPIRIT THE SETBACK WE ARE ASKING FOR IS NO

DIFFERENT. >> THESE ARE PICTURES OF OUR PROJECT SPIRIT THE CARS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO FIT IN THESE PROJECTS. IT'S NOT A WALK ABILITY ISSUE.

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SOME HOUSES BEING BUILT RIGHT NOW ARE BEING BUILT AND THE 60-FOOT LOTS ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE WHAT WE ARE ASKING FOR. THEY CAN HAVE THE FRONT FAçADE'S.

WE ARE JUST ASKING, FOR THE SAME COMPETITIVE PLAYING FIELD AND PROVIDE SOME OF THE SAME PRODUCT AS THE COMPETITORS NEXT DOOR TO US. ONTOLOGY AS YOU CAN SEE THIS IS ON THE GROUND. THIS IS IN THE SAME AREA. AGAIN, YOU HAVE SEEN THIS

1 MILLION TIMES. I AM HERE FOR ANY QUESTIONS. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR THE APPLICANT. >> I HAVE ONE QUESTION.

>> THANK YOU PAM. >> THE OTHER TWO COMMUNITIES. >> CAN YOU SPEAK INTO THE

MICROPHONE. >> THE OTHER TWO COMMUNITIES ARE THEY LOCATED IN THIS COLD

QUESTIONS -- QUEST? >> WE HAVE TWO COMMUNITIES AND HE HAS BUILT IN BILLS AND THEY

ARE NOT. >> MINOR NOT IN A FORM -BASED CODE.

THE TWO COMMUNITIES I AM COMPARING ARE NOT THE SAME BUT THEY WORK GREAT AT THE SAME

WARRANT. >> WE ARE ASKING FOR THIS TO BE AN OPTION.

IF IT COMES OUT AND EVERYONE WANTS THE OFFSET OR SOMEONE ONCE THE 24TH, WE ARE ASKING FOR THE OPTION AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD AN ADJACEN GARAGE. A FRONT FACING GARAGE.

SOMEONE CAN HAVE A LARGER BACKYARD IF THEY NEED ONE. WERE ASKING FOR THE OPTION.

I WILL NOT SAY I'M DOING 40% OF THESE. I'M ASKING FOR THE ABILITY TO

ENTER THE MARKET DECIDE. >>> THE NORTH HAVEN SITE THAT IS BEING DEVELOPED NEXT DOOR THAT

IS FORM -BASED CODE. >> ACROSS YES. CHANGE THAT RECEIVED THE SAINT

WORK. >> THAT MAJOR WARRANT WAS BROUGHT FORTH AS PART OF THE REGULATING PLAN MANY YEARS AGO WHICH WAS APPROVED BY COUNSEL AT THE TIME.

>> OKAY. >> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR THE APPLICANT?

>> ARE THERE ANY OTHER PREPARED COMMENTS? >> NO.

>> THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING SO AT THIS TIME I WILL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING IF ANYONE WISHES

TO SPEAK, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND AT THIS TIME. >> I SEE NONE SO I WILL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND I WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION OR DISCUSSION IF YOU PREFER.

>> I WILL MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE ITEM AS READ. >> WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE

THE ITEM AS READ. >> WILL HAVE A SECOND? TO AN.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND, ANY DISCUSSION AT THIS TIME?

>> I PERSONALLY DON'T BELIEVE THIS IS AN ISSUE FOR THIS PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT THIS LOCATION. I THINK THE QUALITY OF THE PRODUCT THAT THIS BUILDER PROVIDES, NOT ONLY IS IT ATTRACTIVE BUT FURTHER DIVERSE AS OUR OPTIONS BY OFFERING SMALLER LOT SIZES. I WILL BE IN FAVOR OF THIS PROPOSAL.

>> I WRESTLED WITH THIS WHEN I WAS HOPING THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE THERE WAS BACK AND FORTH AND ANOTHER OPTION WAS BROUGHT UP AND I CHAMPIONED THAT. I THINK IT WOULD HAVE PASSED THAT NIGHT WITH A 40 BUT WE PUSHED IT TO GO BACK. I WAS SURPRISED THEY DENIED IT AGAIN. I WATCH THE ORIGINAL MEETING AND THE ONE FROM THIS PAST WEEK, THEY DENIED BOTH TIMES, AND I HAVE A HARD TIME GOING AGAINST THEM BECAUSE I THINK THEY DO A FANTASTIC JOB. AT THE SAME TIME I THINK WE NEED TO BE CONSISTENT A LITTLE AND WE CAN APPROVE MAJOR WARRANTS FOR ONE DEVELOPMENT AND NOT FOR THE NEXT ONE BECAUSE DEVELOPERS IF YOU TELL THEM WHAT THE RULES ARE THEY WILL FOLLOW THEM. IF WE WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP APPROVING MAJOR WARRANTS THAT MEANS WE NEED TO APPROVE WHAT FORM -BASED CODE IS.

I KNOW WE WILL GET TO IT EVENTUALLY. SO, AS MUCH AS IT PAINS ME

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BECAUSE I REALLY DO TRUST OUR PNC, I AGREE WITH THE COUNCIL MEMBER ON THIS AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE STAYING CONSISTENT. IF THIS IS WHAT THE MARKET IS

SHOWING I SUPPORT THE MOTION. >>> CAN STAFF HELP TO EXPLAIN, I DON'T KNOW WHAT STOPS RECOMMENDATION WAS ON THE OTHER TWO. SO MAYBE I'M ASKING AN UNFAIR QUESTION. DO YOU KNOW WHY WE WOULD SUPPORT THIS IN NEIGHBORING AREAS BUT

DENY FOR THIS ONE? >> I WANT TO CLARIFY. THE NEIGHBORHOOD RIGHT ADJACENT TO THIS ONE, DOES NOT HAVE THE SETBACK. IT DOES HAVE A 10-FOOT SETBACK.

NORTH HAVEN, IT WAS A MUCH LARGER BUNDLE AND IT IS MY ASSUMPTION HAVING GONE THROUGH BOTH PHASES OF THIS PROJECT THAT IT MAY HAVE HAPPENED BECAUSE IT WAS A LARGE BUNDLE.

THIS ITEM MAY HAVE BEEN OVERLOOKED. THEY WERE TRYING TO MAKE A STATEMENT AND MORE FOCUSED ON THE LARGER DEVELOPMENT. NOT NECESSARILY WON MAJOR REQUEST. SO IT IS THE EXCEPTION TO THE RULE NOT NECESSARILY SETTING THE

STANDARD. >> I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT. MY COMMENT ON THIS, I THINK THE SETBACK IS VERY IMPORTANT. I DON'T LIKE THIS REQUEST, I THINK IT LIMITS THE ABILITY TO KEEP CARS OFF OF THE STREET. WE HAVE THESE STANDARDS IN PLACE FOR A REASON.

I GET REALLY CONCERNED THAT THE MARKET IS DRIVING THIS. WE PUT STANDARDS IN PLACE FOR A REASON. I THINK THE SETBACK IS A GOOD STANDARD.

SO I WILL NOT SUPPORT THIS MOTION. >> ANY OTHER COMMENTS?

>> A HAND ABOUT. HOW SOON I FORGET. >> ALL IN FAVOR RAISE YOUR HAND.

ALL OPPOSED? >> THE MOTION FAILS. SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

[8B. Conduct a public hearing and take action on a proposal to adopt a Resolution of No Objection for Bonner Carrington’s application for a 4% housing tax credit with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for its proposed development of a 13.67- acre tract of land located at the northeast corner of Old Rowlett Road and Big A Road.]

>> THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS ITEM 8B CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING AND TAKE ACTION ON A PROPOSAL TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION OF NUMBER OBJECTS ARE FOR BONNER CARRINGTON'S APPLICATION FOR A 4% HOUSING TAX CREDIT WITH THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS FOR ITS PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF AN ACRE TRACT OF LAND LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF OLD ROWLETT

ROAD. >> THANK YOU EVERYONE. >> PLEASE SPEAK LOUD I KNOW YOU

HAVE A SOFT VOICE. >> AS YOU SAID THIS IS TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION FOR THE 4% TAX CREDIT. OF THIS RESOLUTION IT WILL FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF

AFFORDABLE REAL RENTAL PROJECTS. >> JUST TO PROVIDE BACKGROUND THERE'S TWO HOUSING TAX CREDITS THAT ARE ADMINISTERED. THEY ARE NONCOMPETITIVE. THEY REQUIRE A RESOLUTION OF NOTE OBJECTION WITH THE MINIMUM THRESHOLD OF 4% OF THE APPLICANTS.

THEY ARE REQUESTING NO OBJECTION FROM THE CITY COUNCIL. THE DEVELOPMENT WILL BE FINANCED WITH 4% TAX HOUSING CREDIT ALONG WITH THE HUD, LOAN, THE TOTAL COST OF THE DEVELOPMENT IS& $46 MILLION WHICH WILL BE COVERED BY AN ESTIMATED 15.5 MILLION IN TAX CREDIT AND $20 MILLION IN DEBT WITH THE REMAINING COVERED BY THE DEVELOPMENT -- THE DEVELOPER

FEE. >>> SO WITH THIS AREA, IT IS LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE BIG GATE ROAD. IT IS APPROXIMATELY 13.6 ACRES. IT IS ZONED, LIMITED OFFICE IN THE DISTRICT AND ITS FUTURE LAND USE IS COMMERCIAL RETAIL OFFICE. SOME OF THE DETAILS OF THIS

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PROJECT IS THEY DO DISTRACT THE APPLICANT WILL HAVE ONE 100% OF THEM BE FOR THE MEDIUM INCOME WHICH IS $83,100. RENTAL WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE INCOME LIMITS AND CURRENT MARKET RATES. THE TABLE SHOWS THE AMI IS AT THE 60% AND BASED ON THE INDIVIDUALS OCCUPYIN THE RESIDENCE, THAT WILL BE TAXED FOR THE RENT RATES.

>> THE APPLICANT DID PROVIDE A CONCEPT PLAN AND IT IS CONCEPTUAL IN NATURE.

THEY PROPOSED 240 UNITS OF A BE INCLUDING PARKING SPACES AND THIS DOES INCLUDE GUEST PARKING

IN THIS CALCULATION. >> SOME OF THE OTHER DETAILS THEY ARE PROPOSING, IS THE EAST NEIGHBORHOOD. THEY WILL REQUIRE TRANSITIONAL LANDSCAPING BUFFER WHICH WILL INCLUDE 20 FEET TALL, WHITE OAKS AT MATURITY WITH EIGHT-FOOT FENCE ALONG THE PROPERTY TO A BUFFERING BETWEEN THE PROPERTIES. IT IS A SINGLE-FAMILY ADJACENT

TO THE PROPOSED AREA. >>> SOME OF THE OTHER AMENITIES THEY PROPOSE ARE SWIMMING POOLS WITH OUTDOOR PAVILIONS. SPORTS COURTS AND FIELDS. CARPORTS, ROGERS AND MUDROOM.

THEY DO HAVE AMENITIES IN THE AREA THAT COULD SERVICE THE AREA WITHIN HALF OF A MILE.

>> THEY HAVE SHOPPING CENTERS. ALSO ACCESS TO WALKING DISTANCE. >> THE APPLICANT HAS BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THE HOME ASSOCIATION AND THAT IS THE SUBDIVISIONAL KITTIES.

THEY DID HAVE A MEETING ON JANUARY 30. THE APPLICANT DID PROVIDE BACKGROUND INFORMATION REGARDING THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT REFERRED TO ITEMS SUCH AS THE ROAD AND TRAFFIC ALONG THE ROAD AND POSSIBLE COMMUNICATIONS AND 13 THAT WOULD BE ON SITE.

>> SOME OF THE OTHER APARTMENT COMPLEXES THAT ARE IN THE PORTFOLIO, OUR 4% AND THEY ARE LOCATED IN TEXAS. THERE ARE 4% THAT'S RIGHT THEY ARE IN TEXAS.

THEY RANGE FROM 180 TO 236 UNITS. THERE'S ALSO SOME OTHER PROPOSED DEVELOPMENTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION THAT ARE IN GRAND PRAIRIE, ARLINGTON, AND OTHER AREAS

WITHIN TEXAS. >>> SO THE CONSIDERATION, THEY WILL BE PROPOSING A PILOT AGREEMENT AND THIS AGREEMENT WILL BE BASED ON LAND VALUE ASSESSED BY THE DISTRICT.

IT WILL BE PRESENTED TO CITY COUNCIL IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER DEVELOPMENTAL APPROVALS IF THE RESOLUTION OF NO OBJECTIONS& IS APPROVED. THAT WILL BE PROVIDED HEAVILY TO

DATE. >> SOME OTHER THINGS TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION FOR THIS PROPOSAL IS THAT THE APPLICATION REQUEST ACTION IS NOT A REQUEST FOR CHANGE IN ZONING.

SHOULD A RESOLUTION FOR NO OBJECTION, IT WILL REQUIRED TO GO THROUGH THE HEARING PROCESS.

THE PLAN DOES DATE THE PROPERTY FOR COMMERCIAL RETAIL USE. TOM'S RECOMMENDATION TONIGHT IS THE DECISION TO APPROV OR DISAPPROVE THE RESOLUTION WITH NO OBJECTION.

IT DOES NOT HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE LAND USE. HOWEVER THE PROPOSED USE WILL REQUIRE REZONING WITH, THE PROPOSED ZONING TODAY. HOWEVER WITH WHAT THEY ARE PROPOSING IT WILL BE CONSISTENT WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. IT IS STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION NOT TO APPROVE THE RESOLUTION WITH NO THAT'S RACK WITH NO OBJECTIONS.

I'M AVAILABLE FOR ANY QUESTIONS AND THE APPLICANT IS ALSO HERE TO PRESENT AS WELL.

>>> >>> ANY QUESTIONS FOR STAFF FOR REMOVE TEST TRACK THAT IS NOT

WORKING. JUST TURN ON YOUR MICROPHONE. >> IN THE NUMBER ONE SLIDE YOU SET A CARE TEAM IS AVAILABLE OR ON-SITE. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN.

>>> CAN I DIFFER. >> WE WILL WORRY BEST TRACK WE WILL WAIT FOR THE APPLICANT.

THANK YOU FOR THAT. >>> COUNCIL DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR STAFF AT

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THIS TIME. WE CAN ALWAYS COME BACK TO STAFF.

>> COME FORWARD. >> LAURA IS HOLDING THE SANITIZER.

>> I AM DOING IT MORE THAN MOST OF YOU. >> YOU DO NOT NEED TO GET SICK.

>> THANK YOU AND GOOD EVENING. >> I REPRESENT THE FINANCE CORPORATION.

WE ARE FINANCING THE MAJORITY OF THIS PROJECT. HONORABLE MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL, THE CITY MANAGER, CITY STAFF AND EVERYONE LISTENING HERE AND AT HOME TONIGHT.

GOOD EVENING. >> I WOULD LIKE TO BEGIN WITH A QUOTE OF THE 2019 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE WITH REGARDS TO HOUSING AFFORDABILITY AND DIVERSITY.

>> AS IT RELATES TO FUTURE DEVELOPMENT MANY EXPRESSED INTEREST IN CREATING MORE AFFORDABLE, DIVERSE HOUSING. PARTICIPANTS BELIEVE THIS WOULD PROVIDE FULL CIRCLE HOUSING AS WELL AS COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT ATTRACTION. OVERALL IT WAS THOUGHT THAT CREATING AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPTIONS WOULD PLAY A MAJOR PART IN INSPIRING FUTURE GROWTH OF

THE COMMUNITY. >>> SURPRISINGLY, THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP, AND THE PLANS UPDATE ONLY SHOWS 35 ACRES OUT OF THE HUNDREDS THAT ARE AVAILABLE.

THAT LAND IS ON THE OUTER EDGES OF THE CITY. NOWHERE NEAR BUSINESS.

>> THERE IS A DISCONNECT HERE SOMEWHERE. >> THE CITY AS MANY HARD-WORKING TAXPAYERS LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK TO MAKE ENDS MEET AND THEY ARE NOT BEING SERVED.

AS A MATTER OF FACT HUD ESTIMATES 12 MILLION DEATHS THERE ARE 12 MILLION RENTERS THAT SPEND MORE THAN 50% OF THEIR ANNUAL INCOME ON HOUSING. AS YOU KNOW FAMILIES WHO PAID MORE THAN 30% OF THEIR INCOME FOR HOUSING ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY PAYING FOR NECESSITIES LIKE FOOD, CLOTHING AND MEDICAL CARE. THE HOUSE AND CREDIT PROGRAM WAS CREATED BY THE TAX REFORM ACT OF 1986 UNDER THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION.

IT IS OUR NATION'S MOST SUCCESSFUL TOOL FOR PROVIDING AND ENCOURAGING PRIVATE INVESTMENT. IT IS FINANCED OVER 3 MILLION APARTMENTS NATIONWIDE SINCE 1986 PROVIDING ROUGHLY SEVEN POINTS OF MILLION LOWER INCOME FAMILIES AND SENIORS AND VETERANS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES HOMES THAT THEY CAN AFFORD. TO DATE, THIS CITY HAS 3,586 APARTMENT HOMES BUILT OR UNDER CONSTRUCTION. WITH ANOTHER 2800 APPROVED.

OF THESE 6,000 PLUS HOMES, THERE ARE 272 UNDER CONSTRUCTION TARGETED TOWARDS AFFORDABLE SENIOR HOUSING. SEVENTY-SIX, YES 76, HOMES UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR STRUGGLING HOUSEHOLDS. THAT IS 1.2% SHARE. WE ARE IN DIRE NEED FOR MORE HOUSING FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE BETWEEN $35,050,000. YEAR.

THESE HARD-WORKING TAXPAYERS ARE PEOPLE YOU MEET AND DO BUSINESS WITH EVERY DAY.

THE DRY CLEANER. YOUR BANK TELLER. THE GROCERY STORE CASHIER.

YOUR FLOORS. YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER. THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT AT YOUR DOCTOR'S OFFICE. ENTRY-LEVEL POSITIONS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

THE LIST CAN GO ON AND ON. WE NEED TO MAKE A PLACE FOR THESE PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

THE NEED FOR THIS HOUSING OPTION HAS INCREASED DRAMATICALLY BUT THE BILLION-DOLLAR PRIVATE SECTOR. ACCORDING TO THE CITY'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT THERE WILL BE AN ESTIMATED 7500 JOBS CREATED BY THIS DEVELOPMENT WITH OVER 2,000 OF THOSE IN THE SERVICE AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY. AS YOU KNOW ONE OF THE FIRST QUESTIONS FROM EMPLOYERS IS WHERE ARE MY WORKERS GOING TO LIVE.

WITHOUT AFFORDABLE OPTIONS FOR THE WORKERS, THEY WILL HAVE TO COME FROM OUTSIDE.

DRIVING LONGER DISTANCES. CREATING MORE OF THE HOUSING PROBLEM.

IF ROWLETT WANTS TO BE KNOWN AS A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE CAN LIVE, WORK AND PLAY, WE NEED HOUSING IN THE CITY FOR THOSE WORKERS. WE NEED THEM TO EAT IN OUR RESTAURANTS.

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SHOP IN OUR STORES. AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE ECONOMIC VIABILITY OF ROWLETT.

>> TONIGHT WE ARE PROUD TO SUPPORT THEM IN THEIR EFFORTS TO BRING AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO THE CITY. THEY HAVE WORKED HARD TO CONNECT WITH THEIR FUTURE NEIGHBORS AND THEY HAVE RECEIVED TREMENDOUS SUPPORT FROM THE ADJACENT HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION.

THEY HAVE CONSTRUCTED NUMEROUS COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE STATE. IN FACT THE ONLY BUILDING TEXAS.

THEY KNOW TEXAS. I HAVE PERSONALLY WORKED WITH THESE PROFESSIONALS AND I'VE SEEN FIRSTHAND HOW THEY GENUINELY CARE ABOUT PEOPLE. HOW THEY CARE ABOUT THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE. AND HOW THEY CAN HELP CREATE ADDITIONAL ECONOMIC GROWTH.

LASTLY, LIKE ALL DEVELOPERS WITH WHOM THEY WORK, THEY ARE POSITIONED TO PAY THE CITY IT'S DUE THROUGH A PILOT AGREEMENT. IN ADDITION THEY HAVE PLANS TO WORK WITH THE CITY TO EVALUATE, AND PARTICIPATE IN THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE SURROUNDING INFRASTRUCTURE.

WHILE CONSIDERING THE NEIGHBORS. >>> I ENCOURAGE YOU TO PROVIDE THIS DEVELOPMENT WITH A RESOLUTION WITH NO OBJECTION SO THEY CAN TAKE THE NEXT STEP IN THE PROCESS WHICH WILL INCLUDE NEAR FUTURE. JUST LIKE ANY OTHER DEVELOPER COULD DO BY) STATE LAW REQUIRES THIS ADDITIONAL STEP FOR DEVELOPMENT IS FINANCED THROUGH PRIVATE ACTIVITY BONDS WHICH IS WHY WE ARE HERE TONIGHT. UNDERSTAND THIS DEPTH STRUCTURE DOES NOT CREATE LIABILITY FOR THE CITY. I RESPECTFULLY ASK THIS COUNCIL TO PASS THE RESOLUTION BEFORE&

YOU TONIGHT. INCORPORATED YOU. >>> THANK YOU RICK.

HANG ON PLEASE. I ACTUALLY BROUGHT SOME LYSOL. >> YOU CAN DO YOURS TOO.

>> GOOD EVENING. MAYOR AND COUNCIL MY NAME IS EMILY I AM THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH LIAISON. I HAVE A BRIEF PRESENTATION THAT I WILL DO FOR YOU.

A LOT HAS BEEN COVERED BETWEEN.RICK HAS SAID AND WHAT IS IN YOUR STAFF REPORT.

I JUST WANTED TO FRAME THIS CONVERSATION WITH WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE ARE PROPOSING.

WITH THAT I WILL JUMP RIGHT IN. CANCEL WE ARE AN ORGANIZATION THAT DOES ALL OF OUR OWN MANAGEMENT, CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTAIN AND LEASE WITHIN OUR ORGANIZATION.

WE ALSO HAVE NEVER SOLD ANY OF OUR COMMUNITIES AND WE PARTNER WITH A FAITH-BASED NONPROFIT

GROUP AND I WILL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT IN A FEW SLIDES. >> WE ARE A VISION AND MISSION LED ORGANIZATION. WE ARE BASED ON INTEGRITY. THIS WAS OUR ENTIRE PORTFOLIO.

WE ONLY BUILD IN TEXAS AND WE ARE BUILT OUT OF AUSTIN. THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE WE WILL

BUILD. WE ARE GROWING IN THE REGION. >> I WILL SHOW YOU SOME COMMUNITY PHOTOS OF OUR OTHER COMMUNITIES WHICH WILL BE SIMILAR.

>> THIS IS A SHOT FROM THE POOL. THIS IS WALKING INTO THE CENTER. >> ANOTHER SHOT OF THE POOL

AREA. >> THEY ARE ALSO SHOWING UMBRELLAS, PICNIC TABLES AND A PLACE GATE. THEY ALSO HAVE WALKING TRAILS AND BARBECUE GRILLS.

THIS IS THE CENTER WHERE A RESIDENT WOULD ENTER. ANOTHER SHOT OF THE LEASING CENTER. THIS IS A COMMUNITY CLUBHOUSE. THIS IS A COMMUNITY KITCHEN.

RESIDENTS CAN ALSO RESERVE THIS TABLE FOR ACTIVITIES. >> THIS IS THE INSIDE OF THE UNIT. THIS IS A QUICK PICTURE TO SHOW YOU THIS IS TO SHOW YOU HOW WE

MAINTAIN THE COMMUNITY. >> WE PARTNER WITH PARTNER LIFE AND WHAT WE DO IS, WE WILL

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PARTNER WITH A LOCAL CHURCH AND THROUGH A VETTING PROCESS WE WILL COME UP WITH A COUPLE AND PROVIDE THEM WITH A FREE APARTMENT IN EXCHANGE FOR CREATING THE COMMUNITY.

SO THEY DO A LOT OF A LOT OF THE ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS AND THEY ARE THE LIAISON BETWEEN THE RESIDENTS AND THE STAFF AND LET US KNOW IF SOMEONE HAD A BABY OR LOST THEIR JOB OR JUST HOW WE CAN BE A RESOURCE FOR THEM OR CELEBRATE WITH THEM. THIS IS THE PICTURE.

>> THIS IS NOT SOMETHING WE HAVE TO DO BUT IT MAY BE IMPORTANCE WAS.

THIS IS A BIG PART OF WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO. SO AS MENTIONED, ON THE PROPOSED SITE THIS IS ON THE NORTHEAST CORNER. OUR COMMUNITY AND THIS SHOULD BE IN YOUR PACKET, WOULD BE A 240 UNIT COMMUNITY. ALL OF THE UNITS WOULD BE INCOME RESTRICTED AT 60% OF THE MEDIAN INCOME WHICH AS BRADLEY SHOWED THE INCOME RESTRICTIONS AND THE STAFF REPORT. THIS HAS BEEN SHOWN TO THE HOA. I ALSO WANTED TO NOTE OF THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE SITE PLAN WE HAVE IT DESIGNED FOR TWO-STORY ONLY BUILDINGS AND OUR RETENTION

POND TO ADD EXTRA -- EXTRA BUFFERING. >> THIS IS OUR CONCEPT BUFFERING PLANT THAT HAS BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO THE HOA BOARD WHICH HAS BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO THE HOA.

THIS REALLY JUST GOES INTO DETAIL ABOUT OUR INTENTIONALITY OF LANDSCAPE.

THIS IS BECAUSE OF THEIR EVERGREEN NATURE AND WILL POST GROWTH.

>>> AND LASTLY I WANTED TO TOUCH BASE, ON OUR OUTREACH. WHEN WE FIRST APPROACHED THE CITY OF ROWLETT WE HEARD LOUD AND CLEAR WE BETTER GET ON BOARD WITH LIBERTY CREEK HOA.

AFTER WE MET WITH YOU DURING THE CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION WE REACHED OUT AND I HAVE MET WITH THE HOA PRESIDENT AND A BOARD MEMBER AND TOLD THEM WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE ARE PROPOSING AND THEY ASKED SOME PRETTY TOUGH QUESTIONS THAT WE GAVE THEM SOME GOOD ANSWERS.

FROM THAT MEETING, WE DECIDED TO TAKE THEM ON A TOUR OF ONE OF OUR COMMUNITIES WHICH WAS CYPRESS CREEK. SO THEY CAME INTO IT AND SAW FIRSTHAND WHAT ONE OF OUR COMMUNITIES LOOK LIKE. THEY THEN INVITED US TO THEIR ANNUAL MEETING WHICH WAS HELD ON JANUARY 30 WHERE WE DID A PRESENTATION. WE BROUGHT IN AAA.

WE HAD A GREAT CONVERSATION. MRS. BRADLEY WAS THERE. WE ANSWERED A LOT OF TOUGH QUESTIONS. AFTER THE PRESENTATION AND Q&A THE LIBERTY CREEK BOARD VOTED TO SUPPORT US UNANIMOUSLY. THEY SAID THEY WOULD LOVE FOR US TO BE THEIR NEIGHBOR.

WE FEEL THE SAME. SINCE THEN WE HAVE HAD A CONFERENCE CALL WITH THEM REGARDING THE LANDSCAPE BUFFERING PLANT WE JUST SHOWED YOU.

THAT WAS ONE OF THEIR MAIN CONCERNS HOW WE WITH BUFFER. SO WE DISTRIBUTED BACK CONCEPT PLAN SO THEY COULD DISTRIBUTE THAT TO THE REST OF THE HOA. I SHOW YOU THIS TO TELL YOU, TO SHOWCASE HOW IMPORTANT OUR RELATIONSHIP IS WITH OUR NEIGHBORS.

AND THIS WOULD ABSOLUTELY BE SOMETHING WE WOULD CONTINUE ON IF WE MOVE FORWARD WITH

DEVELOPMENT. >> CAN I STOP YOU THERE. HOW MANY PEOPLE, APPROXIMATELY

WERE AT THE MEETING. >> I THINK THERE WERE 35. >> SO THERE ARE 92 HOMES IN THE

COMMUNITY AND THAT WAS. >> DO YOU KNOW IF THE HOMES KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO PREVENT --

PRESENT I HAD OF TIME. >> I HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THE HOA PRESIDENT DIRECTLY AS WELL AS THE PRESIDENT BUT THE PRESIDENT DID PUT OUT, HE TOLD ME HE DID PUT OUT ON FACEBOOK AND THROUGH THEIR BLOGS THAT THIS WOULD BE PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL PRESENTATION.

I THINK HE SAID THAT WAS ONE OF THE LARGEST TURNOUT. >> YAP.

>> THANK YOU. >> SO THE LAST SLIDE, JUST A RUNDOWN OF WHERE WE STARTED AND WHERE WE ARE TRYING TO GO. BACK IN DECEMBER YOUR DAY PRESENTATION FROM THE OWNER OF OUR COMPANY AT THE WORK SESSION WHERE HE GAVE YOU AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT WE ARE PRESENTING.

WE HEARD FEEDBACK AND WE WERE GRANTED APPROVAL TO MOVE FORWARD TO COME IN FRONT OF YOU ALL AT A

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CITY COUNCIL MEETING. THE NEXT DAY WE PRESENTED IN FRONT OF THE ROWLETT FINANCE CORPORATION AND RECEIVED INDUCEMENT RESOLUTION. AFTER THAT WE WORKED ON OUR HOA OUTREACH WHICH I'VE MENTIONED AND TONIGHT YOU'RE WE ARE, ASKING FOR A RESOLUTION WITH NO OBJECTION WHICH ALLOWS US TO TAKE ONE STEP FORWARD IN THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS TO SECURE THE FUNDING PERIOD IS NOT A DONE DEAL. WE WOULD STILL HAVE TO GO TO THE PLANNING AND ZONING AND WORKING WITH YOU ALL. TONIGHT IS JUST LETTING US TAKE ONE STEP FORWARD IN THE DEVELOPMENT. SO BEFORE I OPEN IT UP FOR QUESTIONS I DO HAVE CASEY WHO IS THE PRESIDENT OF BONNER CARRINGTON AND HE HAD SOME

COMMENTS IF THAT IS OKAY. >> GOOD EVENING EVERYONE I AM ALSO THE PRESIDENT OF THE COMPANY I'VE WORKED WITH THEM FOR 20 YEARS. I STARTED AS AN INTERN.

WE RIGHT NOW, HAVE HOUSED 8,000 PEOPLE ACROSS OUR PORTFOLIO. WE ARE HAVING OUR OWN DISASTER JUST LIKE YOU ARE AND THE TEAM IN THIS CASE WE ARE TRYING TO CREATE COMMUNITIES IN A NEW WAY SO THEY ARE ON THE FRONTLINE TO HELP US. WE HAVE A BUNCH OF COMMUNITIES THAT ARE SENIORS. THEY ARE A KEY PART OF OUR ORGANIZATION.

THEY ARE REALLY HELPFUL IN WHAT WE ARE DOING. WE ARE HERE TONIGHT FOR THE OPPORTUNITY THAT IF YOU LIKE THE CONCEPT OF WHAT WE ARE DOING. WE ASKED FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE FORWARD. WE THINK WE HAVE DONE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE ASKED FOR AND THEN SOME. IF YOU ARE ON THE FENCE I WOULD ASK YOU GIVE US THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT. YOU ASKED US TO GO TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP AND WE DID.

THERE'S A BIG OPPORTUNITY AND NEED FOR INFRASTRUCTURE THAT NEEDS TO BE IMPROVED ON THE ROADWAY. YOU HAVE OUR WORD AND COMMITMENT WE WILL DO WHAT IS REQUIRD BY CODE AND THEN SOME. WE NOTE BETWEEN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THIS ROAD, THEY NEED IMPROVEMENT. SO BEFORE WE GO OUT AND SPEND MONEY DOING TRAFFIC IMPACT STUDIES AND DESIGNS, WE WANT TO KNOW IF WE ARE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTIONS.

IN THE BUDGET, I THINK THERE'S A SIZABLE NUMBER TO HELP WITH THE INFRASTRUCTURE.

BUT IN THIS CASE IT WILL BE US SITTING DOWN ABOUT WHAT IS NEEDED AND HOW WE LEVERAGE THAT.

IN OTHER COMMUNITIES WE HAVE HELP WITH WATERLINES AND ROADWAYS.

YOU NAME IT WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO FIX THINGS. AND IT IS A CHANCE FOR THE NEIGHBORS TO PICK THE NEIGHBORS AND WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO BUT IF YOU ARE ON THE FENCE, I ASK THAT YOU GIVE US THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT AND WE WILL DEFINITELY SET THE BAR HIGH FOR FUTURE

DEVELOPERS. THANK YOU. >>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO IN THE COMMUNITIES TO KEEP RESIDENTS SAFE.

>> I HEARD YOU PUSH YOUR BUTTONS YOU HAVE A QUESTION? >> ONE COMMENT INTO QUESTION.

QUESTION. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR LISTENING TO A SPIRIT I THINK THAT'S ONE THING DEVELOPERS DON'T DO. THEY DON'T TRY TO MAKE CONNECTIONS IN THE NEIGHBOROOD. WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU GOING TO THE RESIDENCE AND BUILDING THE CONSENSUS. I THINK THE OTHER THING WE'VE MENTIONED WAS THE IDEA OF A PASS-THROUGH ROAD. AND WERE YOU ABLE TO EXPLORE ANY OF THAT.

AT ONE POINT THE ATTORNEY WAS INTERESTED. WE WOULD BE OPEN TO THAT.

>> WE WILL HAVE TO DECIDE WHAT IS BENT -- THE BEST THING TO DO. WE DID MAKE THE EFFORT AND WE WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. THEY WERE PROBABLY PLEASED THAT WE WERE NOT SUCCESSFUL.

>> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? >> >> CAN YOU LOOK AT THE OTHER

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PROPERTIES. MY CONCERN WAS THE SIZE NOT ONLY IN THE NUMBER OF UNITS I STILL HAVE A HUGE CONCERN. THE AREAS TO LITTLE THE INITIAL PROPOSAL.

MOST OF YOUR. >> I AM HAPPY TO SPEAK TO THAT. THIS WAS FINANCED BY THIS 4% CREDIT. THIS IS ONE FINANCING STRUCTURE. THERE IS MORE EQUITY SO IT ALLOWS US TO HAVE A SMALLER FOOTPRINT AND TO IF THERE'S A A NUMBER WE SHOULD LOOK AT WE WOULD CERTAINLY DO IT. AT THE END OF THE DAY, AND THE BUDGET LIKE RIGHT NOW BUT GIVEN

WHERE EVERYTHING WE HAVE TO DO WITH THE RESERVES AND THE CAUSE. >> BUT THE OTHER PIECE IS WE A ARE, IF YOU WENT TO VISIT THE COMMUNITIES THE DENSITY THAT WE ARE PROPOSING, THEY ARE IN LINE WITH THE OTHERS IT IS 13 ACRES. WE THINK, THERE IS AMPLE ROOM TO NOT FEEL SQUISHED TOGETHER.

SO, WE ARE DOING THE BEST WE CAN WITH WHAT WE ARE GIVEN. THAT IS THE NUMBER WE ARE COMING UP WITH. THAT IS WHY WE ARE NOT GOING THROUGH STORY EVERYWHERE.

SO,. >> THAT DOESN'T MAKE ME FEEL BETTER.

>> I'M JUST BEING CANDID WITH YOU. >> MAYBE YOU STARTED AT 300 AND

NEGOTIATED DOWN TO 248. >> TANGIERS MY COMMENTS. WE HAVE GOTTEN 9% DEALS.

>> WE ARE HAVING TO DECIDE WHAT'S BEST FOR THE COMMUNITY. WHAT'S BEST FOR YOU WITH THE 4% DEAL IS THIS VOLUME AND DENSITY. IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN THAT'S WHAT FOR THE COMMUNITY.

>> WHEN YOU SAY PARTICIPATED IN AN INFRASTRUCTURE, I HEARD RICK SAY THAT, DID HE LEAD.

STAY THERE. I DON'T WANT YOU ANY CLOSER TO PEOPLE.

>> I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT MEANS. QUITE FRANKLY, I HAVE SEEN TRAFFIC REPORTS AND WITH THIS MANY UNITS IT WON'T NECESSARILY CAUSE A SITUATION TO HAPPEN FROM A TRAFFIC REPORT STANDPOINT. YOU ALL HAVE YOUR OWN INFRASTRUCTURE WITHIN YOUR DEVELOPMENTS. HELP ME UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT IN REGARDS TO WHAT IS IN YOUR BUDGET. AND HOW MUCH OF THAT IS NEEDED FOR YOUR INTERNAL INFRASTRUCTURE, NOT PERIPHERAL INFRASTRUCTURE RELATED TO THE CITY.

>> THANK YOU MAY APPEAR IN THE BUDGET RIGHT NOW THE MONEY IN THE 46 MILLION-DOLLAR BUDGET THERE IS A LINE ITEM FOR ROADWAYS AND THAT IS THE NUMBER I AM CARRYING.

WHEN WE GET INTO THE PLANNING AND ZONING PROCESS IT WILL BE WHAT IS REQUIRED BY CODE FOR US TO PROVE. THE OTHER THING IS WHAT WILL WORK BEST FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

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THERE IS A NEED FOR A TURN LANE AND SIDEWALKS WHERE THERE IS A NEED FOR THE CITY, THE CITY MAY DESIRE AN EXTENSION AND THAT IS UP FOR DISCUSSION. THERE'S A LOT OF PIECES OF THE PUZZLE YOU ARE CORRECT THIS COULD BE AN IMPACT. IF YOU GO INTO THE ENTIRE RATIONALE -- TRACK INTENTIONALITY THAT WE HAVE AS A COMPANY, WE NEED THIS TO WE MAY NEED TO IMPROVE OLD ROWLETT AND WE MAY NEED TO KEEP THE GATES OPEN.

MAY NEED TO BE A TURN LANE, I'M NOT AN ENGINEER BUT THE NEIGHBOR NEEDS TO GET BY BECAUSE I THINK PEOPLE USE THIS AS A CUT THROUGH TO GET TO TARGET. THEY WON'T WANT TO STAND IN LINE WHILE SOMEONE'S COMING INTO OUR COMMUNITY. THERE MAY BE SOMETHING.

THOSE ARE ALL OF THE THINGS ON THE MENU SO UNTIL WE WORK THIS OUT, I WON'T KNOW FOR SURE.

THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT COME TO MIND OUT OF THE GATE. >> TALK TO US ABOUT, THE TIMING IF YOU GOT A LETTER, WHEN WOULD YOU HEAR BACK FROM THE STATE AND WIND WITH A PROPOSAL COME

FORWARD. >> WE WOULD IMMEDIATELY GO AHEAD AND START PREPARING OUR APPLICATION FOR THE STATE AND PREPARE WHATEVER STUDIES WOULD BE NEEDED FOR THE ZONING APPLICATION. SO WE WOULD LIKE, THE WAY THE BONSAI RIGHT NOW IF YOU GET IN LINE NOW YOU MAKE REACH THEM IN AUGUST OR SEPTEMBER. I WOULD IF WE DON'T HAVE YOU GUYS ON BOARD IT WILL BE OUR JOB TO CONVINCE EVERYONE THAT WE WILL BE GOOD NEIGHBORS AND WE

ARE HERE TONIGHT. >> YOU HAVE TO RUN THIS CONCURRENT WITH THE APPLICATION.

ONCE IT IS APPROVED IT IS APPROVED. >> IF YOU ARE NOT AWARDED THE 4% DEAL, WE ARE STUCK WITH THEY REZONE PROPERTY IN AN AREA THAT DOESN'T MEET OUR LAND USE PLAN.

>> MAYBE WE DON'T HAVE THE PROPERTY SET ASIDE FOR THAT IN THE RIGHT PLACES, I DON'T KNOW.

BUT, IT IS A VERY DIFFICULT SITUATION TO ASK US TO APPROVE OF A DEAL LIKE THIS IN AN AREA THAT IS NOT ZONED OR EVEN PLANNED FROM OUR LAND USE PLAN AND THIS ALL FALLS -- ALL FALL

APART BECAUSE YOU ARE AWARDED. >> WE DON'T WANT YOU WE CAN HOLD OFF UNTIL BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT

TO LEAVE YOU IN A BIND. >> IN MY LIMITED EXPERIENCE YOU NEED THE ZONING IN PLACE FOR THE

APPLICATION. >> TYPICALLY YOU CAN PUT IN A REQUEST TO ZONING AND WE WOULD

HAVE IT COME BACK AND COMMIT TO ALL. >> HOW DOES THAT WORK WITH THE

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STATE DEADLINES? >> THIS IS WHERE YOU GET IN LINE.

IT WAS THE BOND CAPACITY. WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH ALL OF OUR DESIGN PROCESS AND TO CLOSE ON THE FINANCING WE WILL HAVE TO SHOW PROOF OF ZONING AND THAT WILL BE THE LAST THING THAT WILL COME IN. WE HAVE BEEN IN THE 9% MARKET BUT I DON'T KNOW IF THEY COULD LIMIT IT TO US IN OUR PROJECT VERSUS REZONING. COULD WE LIMIT IT.

>> IT CAN'T BE LIMITED TO AN APPLICANT. >> I'M JUST OFFERING DATE --

>> I DON'T WANT TO LOSE MY THOUGHT WHAT WERE YOU SAYING? >> I WAS MENTIONING THE STATE

REQUIREMENT OF THE SHOT CLOCK, 30 DAYS. >> WHAT CONFUSES ME ABOUT THIS, WHAT YOU JUST SAID, YOU WILL GO THROUGH A LOT OF COSTS, WITHOUT KNOWING IF WE WERE REZONE.

>> WE ARE TRYING TO STRIKE THE BALANCE, WE WILL HAVE TO TAKE SOME RISK AND GO FORWARD.

AT THE END OF THE DATE NO MATTER HOW WE PACKAGE THIS IF WE ARE MOVING ALONG, WE DON'T WANT YOU STUCK WITH SOMETHING. IF THE FINANCE MARKET CHANGES, WE CAN'T CLOSE AND WE DON'T WANT YOU TO GET STUCK. WE WOULD LIKE TO GET INDICATIONS IF WE ARE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION SO WE DON'T HAVE A SURPRISE AT THE END. WE ALSO DON'T WANT YOU TO VOTE

AND GET STUCK. >>> ALRIGHT THOSE WERE WERE MY QUESTIONS.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? >> THANK YOU. THIS IS A PUBLIC CARRIES AT THIS TIME I WILL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK RAISE HER HAND.

SEEING NO ONE I WILL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING. >> I WILL OPEN IT UP FOR A

MOTION FOR DISCUSSION. >>> I AM WITH DAVID ON THE LEGAL PIECE ABOUT HOW THE ZONING PIECE AND WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT. IF YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THE FINANCING WORK THAT IS A VIABLE

OPTION. >> WE DON'T TO ZONING ON A CONDITIONAL BASIS.

THE ORDER APPLIES TO THIS. WE CAN TABLE IT INDEFINITELY WE DON'T HAVE TO ACT ON THE ZONING.

BUT WE CAN'T DO CONDITIONAL ZONING. ONE WHERE WE WOULD APPROVE THE ZONING CONDITIONED ON, APPROVAL OF 4% OF THE APPLICANTS. SO FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE WE CAN POSTPONE. YOU WOULD HAVE TO HAVE THE ZONING.

>> SO THEY CAN DEVELOP WHATEVER THEY WANT. >> THANK YOU FOR THE CLASSIFICATION THAT IS DOWN THE ROAD. THEY ARE JUST SAYING WHAT ANY

OTHER DEVELOPER WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO DO. >> THEN THEY WILL PUT IN THE MONEY AND NOT KNOW IF IT WILL PASS ENOUGH. THEY'RE JUST ASKING FOR THE SAME RULES. BECAUSE THERE'S A 4% DEAL THEY HAVE TO HAVE OUR BLESSING TO

MOVE FORWARD. THAT IS WHERE I AM ON IT. >>> COUNSEL.

>> I AM NOT SURE I UNDERSTOOD WHAT THAT MEANT. WHERE ARE YOU AT ON THAT.

I'M NOT SURE WHAT THAT MEANS. THE BOTTOM LINE. ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR EMOTION?

-- A MOTION. >> I WILL MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE OF NO RESOLUTION TO MOVE

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FORWARD. >> A RESOLUTION OF NO OBJECTION. >> I AM SORRY.

>> >> I WILL SECOND IT. >> ANY DISCUSSION?

>> I GUESS THIS IS WHERE I WILL CLARIFY WHERE I STAND. I THINK WE NEED TO GIVE THEM THE SAME RIGHTS TOO DO WHAT A REGULAR EMPLOYER WITH IT. NO GUARANTEE THE ZONING WILL COME OUT OF THIS. NO GUARANTEE, THEY WILL HAVE A PRODUCT THAT WE WILL AGREE WITH.

NO GUARANTEE THE COST WILL BE SO OUTRAGEOUS THAT THEY CAN MAKE IT WORK BECAUSE THERE ARE INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS. NO GUARANTEE OF THE TRAFFIC. BUT I THINK THEY DESERVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO DOWN THE ROAD. WE ARE NOT APPROVING THE ZONING REQUEST CHANGED LIFE, WE ARE APPROVING, WHAT I AM SUPPORTING IS THE ABILITY TO MOVE DOWN THE ROAD AND HAVE THE CONVERSATION.

>> THAT WAS MUCH CLEAR. >> CANCELED MY COMMENT WAS I CAN SUPPORT THAT, JUST UNDERSTAND I AM NOT GOING TO BE A PROPONENT FOR MAKING A ZONING CHANGE, AS SOMETHING WE ARE STUCK WITH -- I'M NOT EVEN SAYING I SUPPORT THIS DEVELOPMENT OR THIS APPLICATION.

THIS POTENTIAL APPLICATION. I AM JUST SAYING I WILL NOT BE INCLINED TO REZONE SOMETHING THAT COULD GET US IN TROUBLE WITH ANOTHER DEVELOPER DOWN THE ROAD.

>> IF YOU UNDERSTAND THAT AND YOU ARE WILLING TO WORK WITH THAT THEN I CAN SUPPORT -- I

CORRECTED YOU. >> I HAVE NO OBJECTION. BUT UNDERSTAND IT IS ONE STEP IN

THE PROCESS AND THERE ARE MANY DETAILS TO GO THROUGH. >> ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS?

>> I WILL SECOND THE MOTION. >> THERE WAS ALREADY A SECOND MOTION.

>> I'M SORRY, I DID NOT SEE YOUR HAND. >> WE HAVE THREE VOTES.

>> ANY OTHER DISCUSSION? >> CALLED THE VOTE. RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU SUPPORT THE MOTION. THAT IS SIXPACK. 6-1.

THERE YOU GO. >> ALL RIGHT, THE NEXT AND LAST ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS EIGHT SEEK

[8C. Continue a public hearing and consider action to create the Trails at Cottonwood Creek Public Improvement District (PID) on behalf of Freedom Quest, LLC for the 765-unit residential development known as Trails at Cottonwood Creek. The 226.58-acre site is generally located at the northeast corner of Vinson Road and Stonewall Road, in the City of Rowlett, Dallas County, Texas.]

TO CONTINUE A PUBLIC HEARING CONSIDER ACTION TO CREATE THE TRAILS AT COTTONWOOD CREEK PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT ON BEHALF OF FREEDOM QUEST LLC FOR THE 765 UNIT RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT KNOWN AS TRAILS AT COTTONWOOD CREEK. THE SITE IS GENERALLY LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF VINSON ROAD AND STONEWALL ROLLED IN THE CITY OF ROWLETT, DALLAS COUNTY,

TEXAS. I WASN'T EXPECTING YOU. >> I KNOW.

>> MAYOR AND COUNCIL THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT THIS.

IT IS A CONTINUATION OF THE DISCUSSION WE HAD AT THE MARCH 3 MEETING.

AS I BEGIN THE PRESENTATION, IT IS ESSENTIALLY THE SAME PRESENTATION WE HAD DURING THE MARCH 3 MEETING. THERE HAS BEEN ONE MATERIAL CHANGE I WILL MENTION.

>> CAN WE JUST GO THROUGH THE CHANGE AND NOT THE PRESENTATION. >> THE CHANGE BETWEEN THE LAST MEETING AND THIS MEETING IS THE APPLICANT AS -- HAS PROVIDED THE CITY WITH A PETITION TO DISSOLVE THE BID THAT WAS SUBMITTED TO THE CITY ATTORNEY. I WON'T SPEAK FOR HIM BUT IT IS

MY UNDERSTANDING IT IS SOMETHING WE WOUL ACCEPT. >> I GOT IT LAST WEEK I AM GOOD

WITH IT. >> WHAT DID YOU SAY? >> I GOT IT.

I RECEIVED THE PETITION OF DISSOLUTION FROM THE DEVELOPER. I AM HOLDING IT IN TRUST UNTIL WE WORK OUT A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BY JULY 7, OR WE MOVE FORWARD PRIOR TO THAT AND

DISSOLVE. >> DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? >> I JUST DIDN'T KNOW WHAT YOU

SAID. >> THE MICROPHONE WAS TRANSLATING.

>> I GOT IT AND I AM GOOD WITH IT. >> SO MOVING FORWARD TO THE VERY END, WHAT IS STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION? THE STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION BASED ON THE LAST DISCUSSION IS STILL THAT THE STAFF IS NOT IN FAVOR OF THE BID PETITION BASED ON THE FACT THERE HAS BEEN NO MATERIAL SUBMISSION OF ANY CONCRETE ITEMS HAT WOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE

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BID AND THE DEVELOPMENT. IT IS STILL CONCEPTUAL AT THIS POINT.

SO THERE'S BEEN NO CHANGE IN THAT REGARD. THE ONLY CHANGE HAS BEEN THE

SUBMISSION OF THIS PETITION OF DISSOLUTION. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> SO, WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A PUBLIC HEARING. I WILL SEE, IF ANYONE, DID YOU

WANT TO SPEAK? >> YES. >> GO AHEAD.

>> I AM PRESTON AND YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH ME. I WANTED TO PROVIDE A QUICK UPDATE FROM OUR SIDE. FIRST OF ALL THANK YOU FOR CONTINUING THE PUBLIC HEARING AND KEEPING IT OPEN SO WE COULD OBTAIN A POSITION OF DISSOLUTION FROM THE LANDOWNER.

THE ELEMENTS THAT WERE DISCUSSED AT THE MARCH 3 MEETING WERE PROVIDED TO STAFF.

WE ATTEMPTED TO SCHEDULE A MEETING WITH STAFF BUT DUE TO SCHEDULING CONFLICTS AND ILLNESS, AS MACE NIX CAN ATTEST WE COULDN'T DO THAT. WE ARE FULLY ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD. REALLY WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IS THE AGREEMENT WILL IDENTIFY ALL OF THE ELEMENTS AND WE WILL ACT UPON THAT PRIOR TO JULY 7 WHICH IS THE DATE OF THE PETITION IF

THE PIT IS CREATED TONIGHT. >>> WE LEFT THE LAST MEETING WITH THE INSTRUCTION TO GET A PETITION. WE DID THAT. WE PROVIDED IT IMMEDIATELY.

WE HAVE TRIED TO MEET WITH STAFF BUT HAVE HAD CONFLICTS ON THAT SIDE.

>>> AGAIN, JUST TO REITERATE TONIGHT, THIS DOES NOT MOVE ANYTHING FORWARD.

OUR GOAL IS TO GET TO A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT IT HAS BEEN A CONVOLUTED PROCESS.

I THINK THE CITY IS FRUSTRATED WITH US AS WELL AND WE ARE TRYING TO PUT OUR RIGHT FOOT FORWARD AND ENTER INTO THIS NEGOTIATION. AS WE LEFT THE LAST MEETING WE WERE INSTRUCTED TO DO THIS AND COME BACK TO THE TABLE. WE HAVE DONE THAT AND WE ARE TRYING TO DO RIGHT BY THE CITY AND BE A GOOD PARTNER. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US THAT

OPPORTUNITY. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>> COUNSELED YOU HAVE ANY

QUESTIONS FOR THE APPLICANT? >> THIS IS A CONTINUATION OF A PUBLIC HEARING IF ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON THIS MATTER PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND AT THIS TIME.

>> I SEE NINE SO I WILL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND I WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

>> DID YOU SAY SOMETHING. >> I DON'T KNOW WHY I AM HAVING THE HARDEST TIME HEARING YOU.

>> APPLE QUESTION FOR THE STAFF. LET ME CLARIFY THIS. JUST TO BE SURE, THAT I KNOW.

BECAUSE WE HAVE THIS DISSOLUTION, WE CAN GO BACK AND DISCUSS ALL OF THE DETAILS IN THE BID WHETHER WE AGREE OR NOT. TO DETERMINE IF WE WOULD CONTINUE ALLOWING THE BID OR

DISSOLVE IT. >> THE ISSUE TONIGHT IS WHETHER OR NOT YOU SHOULD APPROVE THE PUBLIC BID CREATION PARAGRAPH A PETITION FOR DISSOLUTION THAT I AM HOLDING IN TRUST.

HE RECALLED THE DISCUSSION WE HAD LAST TIME, THE PROBLEM IS, WE MAY HAVE THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE. WE DON'T HAVE A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT IN PLACE THAT WE COULD RELY ON. THE DEVELOPER HAS AN EXPECTATION, AND WE HAVE AN

EXPECTATION THAT TYPICALLY. >> THE CONCEPT WE ARE OPERATING ON RIGHT NOW IS WE CAN CREATE THE BIDS IF WE WERE INCLINED WE COULD WORK OUT A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AND IF WE ARE UNABLE TO MAKE AN AGREEMENT WE CAN DISSOLVE THE BID BECAUSE IT REQUIRES A BIT.

SO FOR PURPOSES TONIGHT, I THINK YOU CAN TALK ABOUT WHATEVER YOU WANT IN CONNECTION WITH CREATION

OF THE BID. >> OKAY. >> DOES THAT MAKE SENSE?

>> THAT DOES MAKE SENSE. >> I THINK IT WAS A YES. DEPENDING ON HOW YOU PHRASED THE

QUESTION. >> IT WAS. >> OKAY.

THANK YOU. >> A LONG YES. >>> COUNSELED YOU HAVE ANY

QUESTIONS. I WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION. >> I MAKE A MOTION WE APPROVE

THE BID WITH THE COMPANY. >> I WILL SECOND THE MOTION. >> DO I HEAR A SECOND?

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>> SOMEBODY PUSH THEIR BUTTON. >> I WILL MAKE A COMMENT. I WAS NOT IN SUPPORT OF PUTTING THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE ON THIS BEFORE AND I AM STILL NOT IN SUPPORT OF THAT.

I UNDERSTAND WE HAVE SOME SAFEGUARDS. I UNDERSTAND THERE ARE PEOPLE ON THE BOARD WHO SUPPORT IT. I WILL NOT. I THINK WE HAVE TO HAVE A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT. I THINK WE HAVE TO HAVE A NEGOTIATION AND UNDERSTAND THE ACTUAL PROVISIONS OF THE BID BEFORE I FEEL COMFORTABLE APPROVING THE BID.

WITH THAT I ALSO UNDERSTAND HOW WE HAVE SAFEGUARDED OURSELVES IF THE VOTE GOES THE OTHER WAY.

THOSE ARE MY COMMENTS. ANY OTHER COMMENTS? >> WE HAVE A MOTION ON THE TABLE. THOSE IN SUPPORT OF THE MOTION PLEASE RAISE YOUR HANDS.

THOSE WHO ARE NOT IN SUPPORT RAISE YOUR HANDS. >> DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?

>> IT JUST CARRIED IF YOU BUILD IT CORRECTLY. CANCEL THE MOTION CARRIES 4-3.

>> AND ARE WE DONE. WE ARE NOT GOING TO GO BACK AND DO THE WORK SESSION.

>> WE HAVE AN EXECUTIVE SESSION. >> THAT

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