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[1. Call To Order]

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>> GOOD EVENING. WE ARE HOLDING OUR SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING BY VIDEO CONFERENCES AND WE HAVE A QUORUM. THIS MEETING MAY BE CONVENED IN A CLOSED SESSION TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY ITEM HEREIN.

IS SOMEONE TRYING TO TALK TO ME? DUE TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY AND TO CONFORM WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS THE CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD BY TELECONFERENCE.

THE PUBLIC CAN VIEW LIVE ON THE CITY'S WEBSITE.

IF YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO THE MEETING AND LISTEN ONLY YOU CAN CALL AND ENTER MEETING NUMBER 615 WE WILL CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER AND OUR FIRST ITEM OF

[2. Discuss the COVID-19 event and take any necessary action. (Part 1 of 2)]

BUSINESS ITEM 2 WHICH IS DISCUSS COVID 19 AND TAKE ANY NECESSARY

ACTION. >> THANK YOU ALL FOR JOINING US.

AND BRIAN HAS REPREPARE AID SHORT PRESENTATION.

WE'RE NOT GOING BACK THROUGH ALL THE DETAILS AGAIN.

WE'VE DONE THAT THE LAST SEVERAL MEETINGS.

WE'RE JUST GOING TO UPDATE FROM OUR LAST MEETING.

ANYBODY WATCHING THAT WANTS MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE REVIEW THE PRIOR CITY COUNCIL MEETING FOR HA BASE INFORMATION.

>> THANK YOU MAYOR. WOULD GOUWOULD YOU GO TO THE NEE

PLEASE? >> THANK YOU.

SO AS COUNCIL, YOU KNOW RIGHT KNOWER STILL UNDER THE ORDER IS OF THE STATE -- THE GOVERNOR GA14.

THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF CLARIFICATION ON GA14.

A LOT OF QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN ASKED AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS GOTTEN INVOLVED TO TRY AND CLARIFY SOME OF THAT.

THE GOVERNOR HAS CLARIFIED QUITE A BIT AS WELL.

DALLAS COUNTY JUDGE JENKINS MADE SOME ADDITIONAL CHANGES AS WELL SINCE MONDAY. WE ARE CURRENTLY UNDER HIS APRIT WILL CHANGE AGAIN BEFORE TOO LONG.

NEXT SLIDE. AT THIS POINT WE'RE GOING HAVE A COMBINATION OF INFORMATION FROM TODAY AND SOME TABLES THAT WERE FROM OVER THE WEEKEND. AT THIS POINT DALLAS COUNTY HAD 65 NEW CASES AS OF TODAY. THAT DOES BRING OUR TOTAL TO 1788. THE CASES REQUIRE HOSPITALIZATION ABOUT 69% HAD BEEN OVER 60 YEARS OF AGE OR HAVE AT LEAST ONE KNOWN HIGH RISK CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITION.

I'VE ADDED THIS INFORMATION FOR MY REPORT.

DIE BEAT HAS BEEN AN UNDER LYING HIGH RISK HEALTH CONDITION REPORTED ABOUT 30% OF ALL HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS WITH COVID 19. AS THIS THING HAS PLAYED OUT AND MORE PEOPLE HAVE GOTTEN COVID 19, THEY ARE STARTING TO SEE PATTERNS AND TRENDS AND SO THOSE WITH DIE BEAT HAVE RESULTED IN ABOUT 30% OF THE CASES. SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE CAN

PASS THAT ON. >> HANG ON A SECOND BRIAN.

JUST SO YOU KNOW COUNCIL YOU CAN FIND THIS INFORMATION YOURSELF ON THE DALLAS COUNTY HEALTH SITE.

AND THE CHART ON THE TOP LEFT AND THIS IS FOR THE PUBLIC ALSO.

THAT'S UPDATED TWICE A WEEK ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS.

THAT INFORMATION LAGS SO THIS WOULD BE WHAT WAS PUBLISHED LAST

THURSDAY ON THE WEBSITE. >> THANK YOU MAYOR.

SO THE TOTAL CASES THAT ROADWAY HAS NOW 30 WITH TWO DEATHS.

33 PEOPLE THIS SIX HOUSEHOLDS ARE QUARANTINED.

TEN INDIVIDUALS ARE COUNTED AS RECOVERED WHICH IS GOOD NEWS.

GARLAND HAS 153 CON FIRM CASES. IN ROCK WE WILL COUNTY HAS 26.

NO ROWLETT EMPLOYEES CONTRACTED THE CORONA VIRUS AT THIS TIME.

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WE'RE STILL CROSSING OUR FINGERS BUT WE'RE FEELING GOOD ABOUT THAT. THAT IS AS OF TODAY.

>> ROCK WELL COUNTY IS REPORTING THREE MORE MINUTES AGO.

>> IT DOES CHANGE AND SO WE DO FIND OUT ALL THROUGHOUT THE DAY AS MORE PEOPLE GET CONFIRMED, WE DO GET NOTIFIED.

ONE BRIGHT BIT OF NEWS I'D LIKE TO EMPHASIZE IS OUR TELEMEDDIC PROGRAM. WE CREATED THE PROGRAM TO HELP WITH OUR RESPONSE FOR THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC.

TELEMEDIC EMBRACES CURRENT TECHNOLOGY AND ALLOWS VIDEO ASSESSMENT OF NONCRITICAL PATIENTS TO REDUCE THE RISK OF EXPOSURE. WE'VE HAD 35 CASES RESULTING IN 16 TRANSPORTS. THE SUCCESS OF THIS PROGRAM IS THAT IN 1 CASES, 54% WERE NOT TRANSPORTED DUE TO OUR TEAM ASSESSING THE PATIENTS AND DETERMINING THAT THEY DID NOT NEED TO BE TRANSPORTED.

BUT TO CHECK THEMSELVES OUT. AND SO BECAUSE OF THIS PROGRAM IT GAVE PEOPLE AN OPPORTUNITY TO LET OUR TEAM KNOW WHAT THEIR CONDITIONS ARE, WHAT THE SYMPTOMS WERE AND WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO HELP THEM NAND E UNDERSTAND WHETHER THERE WAS A RISK FOR COVID OR NOT. THAT'S BEEN A HUGE SUCCESS.

THEN OF COURSE WE HAVE THE ROWLETT COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION ACTIVE AND DISASTER. AND WOULD YOU MIND UPDATING EVERYBODY WHERE WE'RE AT ON THAT?

>> THE CO-ADD IS GOING ALONG STRONG.

WE'VE MET TWICE AS A FORMAL COMMITTEE.

WE'VE COMPLETED A SERIES OF CALLS TO SENIORS.

THOSE GENERATED 14 DIFFERENT REQUESTS FOR HELP AND WE'VE GOT ALL OF THOSE COMPLETED EXCEPT FOR SIX WE'RE STILL WORKING ON.

THINGS ARE GOING WELL THERE AND WE'RE READY TO ASSIST WHERE WE

CAN. >> I HAVE A QUESTION.

AS WE'RE HELPING PEOPLE, HOW ARE WE FUNDING THAT?

>> SO FAR WE HAVEN'T HAD TO HAVE ANYWAY DIVISIONAL FUNDING TO HELP EXCEPT WE BOUGHT SOME STOCK OF HARD TO GET ITEMS THROUGH THE FUNDING THAT WE GOT FROM THE CITY.

BUT MOST OF THAT IS BEING TAKEN CARE OF THROUGH DONATED SERVICES FROM SOME FAITH BASED COMMUNITY AND THEN A LOT OF OUR VOLUNTEERS

HAVE STEPPED UP TO HELP AS WELL. >> WE'RE BUYING SUPPLIES AND FOOD AND STUFF LIKE THAT SO THAT'S WHAT I WAS TRYING TO

UNDERSTAND. >> FOOD THROUGH FOOD BANK WE'RE NOT BEING CHARGED FOR. THAT IS BEING PROVIDED ON A FREE BASIS THAT WE GO AND PICK IT AND YOU DELIVER IT TO THOSE FOLKS THAT MEET THE CRITERIA THAT WE ESTABLISHED FOR.

THAT OTHER HARD TO COME BY ITEMS LIKE TOILET PAPER, SANITIZER, THINGS LIKE THAT, WE HAVE A SMALL STOCK THAT IS MOSTLY RESERVED FOR RESIDENTS THAT ARE IN QUARANTINE.

THEY GET THE FIRST PRIORITY ON THAT.

AND THEN ANYONE ELSE WE TRY TO USE A REFERLE SYSTEM TO AREA RETAILERS THAT HAVE THOSE IN STOCK THAT CAN ALSO DELIVER TO

THEIR HOUSE. >> I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT WHEN WE COME TO THE CDBG FUNDING ALSO.

>> ABSOLUTELY. >> THAT WAS ALL WE HAD FOR TONIGHT. UNLESS YOU HAD ANY ADDITIONAL

COMMENTS. >> I REALLY DON'T.

THE GOVERNOR -- I GUESS I DO. I SHOULDN'T SAY I DON'T AND START TALKING. THE GOVERNOR HAD A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY AND GAVE UPDATED NUMBERS FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS. I GUESS WHAT I WOULD SAY IN REGARDS TO THAT IF YOU HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO WATCH IT, WE'RE STILL CLIMBING IN REGARDS TO NUMBERS.

BUT THE RATE OF CLIMB HAS DECREASED.

SO THAT IS A GOOD SIGN THAT WE'VE SLOWED DOWN THE GROWTH OF THE INCREAE OF THE NUMBERS. THAT IS AN IMPORTANT STATISTIC TO KNOW. I GUESS I WOULD OPEN IT UP FOR QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FROM ANYBODY.

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I'M NOT SEEING ANY. I GUESS WE'LL MOVE ON TO THE

[3. Discuss potential financial impact and changes to the Fiscal Year 2020 budget resulting from the COVID-19 disaster.]

NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA WHICH IS ITEM THREE DISCUSS POTENTIAL IMPACT AND CHANGES TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2020 BUDGET RESULTING FROM THE COVID 19 DISASTER. THAT WILL BE ME AGAIN.

LAURA, WOULD YOU PULL THAT UP FOR US?

>> I WONDER IF SHE STEP ADD WAY. >> I CAN PROBABLY DO THIS BUT I

WANT YOU GUYS TO SEE THE SLIDE. >> BEAR WITH ME PLEASE.

>> MAYOR, MAY I MAKE A COMMENT REAL QUICK?

>> PLEASE. >> I WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND EXPRESS MY APPRECIATION TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR THE TELEMEDIC PROGRAM AND CREATING SOME REALLY GREAT VIDEOS THAT THEY POSTED ONLINE. AND ALSO ONE JUST CAME OUT THIS WEEK FROM DISPATCH. AND THIS IS TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK, WE APPLAUD THEM FOR EVERYTHING THEY DO OVER THERE.

BUT THE WORK THEY ARE DOING IN THE COMMUNITY IS MAKING A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY SPREAD OF THE PANDEMIC THROUGH OUR COMMUNITY. I'M REALLY APPRECIATIVE OF THE WORK THEY ARE DOING AND GRATEFUL FOR THE GREAT MEN AND WOMEN WE

HAVE THERE. >> ABSOLUTELY.

I APPRECIATE YOU BRINGING THAT UP.

WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CONTROL THE SPREAD IN THE CITY OF ROWLETT REASONABLY WELL FOR A LOT OF REASONS.

THEY ARE A BIG PART OF THE REASON FOR THAT.

I'D ALSO LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE WE HAVE BEEN VERY PROACTIVE IN MAKING SURE THAT OUR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES KNOW WHAT THE SAFER AT HOME ORDERER IS AND WHY THAT IS IN PLACE AND WHAT THE RULES ARE UNDER THAT. THEY'VE DONE A GOOD JOB COORDINATING THAT WHICH IS ANOTHER REASON WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITY RELATIVELY SAFE FRAY HUGE AMOUNT OF SPREAD.

I APPRECIATE THAT. >> THANK YOU.

GO TO SLIDE TWO. SO COUNCIL, AS YOU KNOW COVID 19 HAD A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE PHYSICAL MENTAL HEALTH OF AMERICA AS WELL AS THE ECONOMY. WHILE WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE EFFORTS OF THE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO PROTECT LIVES, WE ALSO NEED TO BEGIN TO FOCUS ON THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OUR ORGANIZATION WILL EXPERIENCE.

THE LONGER WE WAIT , THE MORE DIFFICULT THE CHOICES WILL BECOME. THIS IS NOT UNEXPECTED GIVEN THE CIRCUMSTANCE. THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN WILL BE SIGNIFICANT. HOWEVER IT MAY NOT HAVE THE SAME INTENSITY AS GREAT RECESSION BECAUSE THE HEALTH OF THE ECONOMY AND WORK FORCE STARTED IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE.

EVEN IF THE HEALTH THREAT OF THE CORONA VIRUS IS OVER SOMETIME THIS SUMMER, IT WILL TAKE TIME FOR THE ECONOMIC ENGINES TO GEAR BACK UP AND REHIRE EMPLOYEES. IT IS LIKELY THAT BUSINESSES WILL BE METHODICAL ABOUT REHIRING TO MAKE SURE THE DEMAND SIDE IS STRONG ENOUGH TO SUPPORT THEIR BUSINESS.

THAT MEANS THERE WILL BE A FINANCIAL IMPACT TO THE CITY.

SO THERE ARE MANY MODELS AND IDEAS OUT THERE, ENOUGH QUITE FRANKLY TO SEW CONFUSION. EXPERTS PREDICT TEXAS WILL PEAK THE END OF APRIL. INDIVIDUAL AREAS WILL EXPERIENCE DIFFERENT PEAKS. DALLAS COUNTY'S FIRST CASE WAS ON MARCH 106789 IF THE PEAK IS SOMEWHERE AROUND APRIL 22 AND IT TAKES SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS TO REACH THAT POINT, IT COULD TAKE SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS BEFORE WE NO LONGER HAVE ANY NEW CASES.

THIS DEPENDS UPON HOW LONG WE STAY AT THE PEAK AND IF THE

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SHELTER AND N PLACE AND SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES ARE MORE EFFECTIVE ON THE BACK END THAN THEY WERE ON THE FRONT END.

THAT MEANING NEW CASES DECLINE FASTER THAN THE PERIOD LEADING UP TO THE PEAK. AS A RESULT FOR PLANNING PURPOSES, WE SHOULD ASSUME IT WILL BE EARLY TO MID JUNE BEFORE WE'RE NO LONGER SEEING NEW CASES AND WE NEED TO PLAN FOR DELAYED OPENINGS IN OUR SUMMER SCHEDULE. AND WE NEED TO DEVELOP FINANCIAL STRATEGIES NOW OMIT GAIT THE FINANCIAL IMPACTS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS YEAR AND POSSIBLY INTO NEXT YEAR.

EVERY GOVERNMENTAL BODY IS WORRYING ABOUT THE REVENUE SHORT FALLS AND TIMING TO RECEIVE REIMBURSEMENTS.

SOME OF THE MITIGATION STRATEGIES INCLUDE HIRING FREEZES OR FURLOUGHS, DISCRETIONARY SPENDING FREEZES, DEFERRING PROJECTS THAT HAVEN'T STARTED YET, DEFERRING EQUIPMENT PURCHASES THAT VICE PRESIDENT BEEN ORDERED YET.

AND PRIORITIZING OTHER PROGRAMS AND SERVICES.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE CARES ACT DOES NOT ADDRESS THE SHORT FALL IN REVENUES THAT CITIES ARE FACING.

ONE THING I WILL SAY IS THAT IN THE LAST STIMULUS BILL THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DID SET ASIDE ABOUT -- BUT THERE WAS A 55% OF THE FUND WERE SET ASIDE FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT MEANING THEY WILL FILTER THROUGH THE STATE AND AT THIS POINT WE HAVE NO IDEA YET THOUSAND STATE WILL RELEASE THOSE FUNDS. AND WHETHER IT WILL BE ONLY TO REIMBURSE DIRECT EXPENSES OR WHETHER IT WILL BE TO HELP REVENUE SHORT FALLS. AT THIS POINT WE HAVE NO INDICATORS THAT THE REVENUE SHORT FALLS WILL BE COVERED.

THERE WAS LEGISLATION INTRODUCED THIS WEEK.

AND IT WAS CALLED THE CORONA VIRUS COMMUNITY RELIEF ACT.

IT WOULD PROVIDE A SEPARATE 250 BILLION STAND ALONE FUND FOR COVID COST FOR COMMUNITY WITH FEWER THAN 500,000 RESEARCHING DEN. SUPPOSEDLY THIS BILL COULD INCLUDE LOST REVENUE AS WELL. IF IT DOES PASS.

BUT AGAIN AS Y'ALL KNOW ANY BILL, ONCE IT GETS TO CONGRESS, IT CAN CHANGE DRAMATICALLY. OUR TEXAS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE IS ENCOURAGING CITIES TO CONTACT THE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO ENCOURAGE THE PASSAGE OF THIS ACT.

SPECIFICALLY WE'RE ASKING CONGRESS TO SUPPORT A STABILIZATION FUND FOR ALL CITIES AND FOUND BECAUSE REGARDLESS OF THEIR POPULATION EVERYONE NEEDS DIRECT ACCUSED STOWS STABILIZATION FUND FOR LOCAL BUDGET RELIEF.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR ROWLETT? WE MUST BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY THAT SMALLER CITIES WON'T RECEIVE ASSISTANCE FOR REVENUE SHORT FALLS WHILE ENGAGING OUR LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION TO PROVIDE STIMULUS FUNDING FOR SMALLER COMMUNITIES.

SENATE BILL TWO LOWERS -- LET ME SAY THIS.

IN THE LAST LEGISLATIVE SESSION, THE STATE PASSED SENATE BILL TWO AND SENATE BILL TWO LOW TERSE MULTIPLIER USED IN VOTER APPROVAL RATE CALCULATIONS FROM 9% TO 3.5% WITHOUT VOTE AREA APPROVAL. THE BILL DID INCLUDE A DISASTER PROVISION. AND BASICALLY THAT DISASTER PROVISION WOULD ALLOW THE VOTER APPROVAL RATE TO REVERT BACK TO THE ORIGINAL 8% CALCULATION. THIS WOULD OCCUR WHEN A CASTER IS DECLARED BY THE GOVERNOR OR THE PRESIDENT.

THE TEXAS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE BELIEVES THE DISASTER DOES MEET THE REQUIREMENTS UNDER SIGNAL BILL TWO.

IN THEIR UPDATE NUMBER FOUR THEY STATED THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICE WAS DETERMINED THAT AS OF MARCH 1, COVID-19 REPRESENTED A PUBLIC HEALTHCARER WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE TEXAS HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE.

WE ARE CURRENTLY MONITORING IF THIS CASTER IS ELIGIBLE, I WILL TELL YOU NERVE THE STATE IS TRYING TO MAKE SURE OF THIS.

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THEY WANT TO KNOW HOW THIS DISASTER WILL IMPACT A 2020 BUDGET. YOU KNOW FOR ROWLETT THE BUDGET IS NEARLY A YEAR ROUND PROCESS. BACK IN JANUARY WE KICKED IT OFF AND STARTED IN OUR NORMAL PROCESS.

TODAY WE ACTUALLY STARTED OUR FIRST MEETINGS THAT WERE SCHEDULED. UNDER COVID-19 WE REALIZED THERE IS GOING TO BE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES AND IMPACTS FROM COVID 19 SO WE'RE TRYING TO DETERMINE WHAT THOSE WHICH AND WE'RE ONLY GUST JUST GETTING STARTED WITH 2021.

IN THE MEANTIME WE HAVE TO CONCERN OURSELVES WITH FISCAL YEAR 2020 , THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR.

WE HAVE ANALYZED OUR REVENUE AND I AM SAY THIS, AGAIN EVERY CITY IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT. WE HAVE KIND OF DECIDED TO TAKE A RANGE. WHAT WOULD BE THE BEST CASE, WHAT WOULD BE THE WORST CASE LOOKING AT EVERY TYPE OF REVENUE WE HAVE. PART OF THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT MOST OF OUR PROPERTY TAXES WERE PAID PRIOR TO COVID 19 IMPACTING THE STATE OF TEXAS. SO WE KIND OF FEEL LIKE THE IMPACT WOULD BE MINOR THERE. MAYBE SOMEWHERE AROUND 100 TO $200,000. SALES TAXES IS PROBABLY WHERE WE'RE GOING TO SEE THE BIGGEST IMPACT.

THROUGH FEBRUARY AT LEAST WE WERE SLIGHTLY AHEAD OF OUR PROJECTIONS. WE ARE ALWAYS ABOUT A MONTH TOKER SO BEHIND. EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE CLOSED OUT MARCH, WE STILL ARE USING OUR TARGET FOR MARCH.

WE DO KNOW -- PURCHASING BEING DONE AS PEOPLE KIND OF STOCK PILED OR PREPARED FOR AT LEAST FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS AS TO WHAT THIS WOULD TAKE. WE ALSO KNOW THAT RESTAURANT SALES WOULD HAVE PROBABLY BEGAN TO DECLINE.

SO THERE IS STILL A CHANCE THAT MARCH , THE SALES TAX FOR MARCH MAY STILL BE MAY STILL HIT TARGET OR CLOSE TO IT.

WHAT WE BELIEVE THAT THE IMPACT WILL MOSTLY COME IS FROM AFTER THAT. AT THIS POINT, WE HAVE HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH OTHER CITIES. I WILL TELL THAT YOU I WILL BE LOOKING TO CITIES THAT DON'T HAVE STRONG IMPACT FROM TOURISM.

AND FROM HOTEL MOTEL TO DRAW COMPARISONS FROM.

SO THERE ARE CITIES IN THE STATE AUSTIN, SAN ANTONIO THAT ARE AS A PERCENTAGE OF THEIR REVENUES WILL HAVE A LARGER IMPACT FROM SALES TAX THAN CITIES LIKE ROWLETT WHICH DON'T HAVE THAT TOURISM BASE, DOESN'T HAVE A HUGE -- WE DON'T RELY ON MALLS.

WE DON'T HAVE THOSE KIND OF SALES.

AND SO OUR ESTIMATES RIGHT NOW IS ABOUT 300 TO $500,000 IN THAT RANGE. AT THIS POINT FRANCHISE FEES IS GOING TO BE REALLY ODD BECAUSE THIS IS ONE WHERE WE RECEIVE A PERCENTAGE OR A FIXED AMOUNT PER USER AND AS A RESULT THIS ONE IS GOING TO BE A LITTLE HARDER FOR US TO BE ABLE TO ESTIMATE.

WE ONLY GET OUR GAS FRANCHISE FEES ONCE A YEAR AND WE'VE ALREADY RECEIVED THAT. SO WE KNOW WHAT THAT NUMBER IS.

FOR ELECTRIC, WE GET THAT QUARTERLY.

SAND AGAIN, IT WILL BE BASED MOST PEOPLE ARE AT HOME RIGHT NOW SO THE ELECTRIC BILLS COULD BE HIGHER FOR MARCH FOR EXAMPLE THAN THEY MIGHT HAVE OTHERWISE BEEN AS PEOPLE STAYED HOME AND SHELTERED IN PLACE. BUT AGAIN, THIS IS GOING TO BE ONE THAT IS GOING TO BE HARDER TO PREDICT.

WE THINK THE NEXT BIG AREA THAT WILL HAVE AN IMPACT IS BUILDING PERMITS AND OTHER TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION RELATED LICENSES AND PERMITS. RIGHT NOW AGAIN WE'RE THINKING SOMEWHERE AROUND 100 TO $200,000, MAYBE A LITTLE MORE.

PROJECTS THAT WERE ALREADY STARTED, WE'RE STILL SEEING WORK ON. BUT NEW PROJECTS, NEW PERMITS HAVE REALLY DROPPED OFF. WE'RE SEEING THAT ALSO IN OTHER CITIES AS DEVELOPERS ARE TAKING STOCK OF THEIR PROJECTS AND DETERMIING WHERE THEY MAY CONTINUE THOSE PROJECTS AND WHERE THEY MAY HOLD THOSE PROJECTS.

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SO AT THIS POINT THIS IS WHY WE'RE PREDICTING A REVENUE DECLINE THERE. IT WILL BE A LITTLE HARD WE ARE MOWING FEES. COUNCIL, AS KNOW, WHEN WE FOR CODE ENFORCEMENT, WHEN WE FIND A PROPERTY THAT IS NOT MOWING THEIR GRASS OR TAKING CARE OF THE CODE ENFORCEMENT ISSUES, IF THEY DON'T, WE WILL STEP IN AND WE'LL HAVE A CONTRACTOR COME OUT AND CUT THE GRASS. THAT'S WHERE THESE MOWING FEES COME INTO PLAY. ONE THING IN ROWLETT THAT WE'RE PROUD OF IS WHEN WE DO LET OUR RESIDENTS KNOW OF A PROBLEM, 90% OF THOSE GET MITIGATED BEFORE IT GOES INTO ANY OTHER KIND OF ACTION. THIS IS A VERY SMALL PART OF WHAT HAPPENS. RECREATION FEES AND MEMBERSHIPS WOULD ALSO TAKE A HIT. THE COMMUNITY CENTER.

ABOUT 100,000 TO $200,000 A YEAR IS WHAT WE'RE THINKING THERE.

THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE WET ZONE.

WE'LL HAVE A LITTLE CONVERSATION ABOUT THE WET ZONE IN A LITTLE BIT. BUT FOR THE COMMUNITY CENTER THIS IS JUST THE NORMAL FITNESS FEES.

PEOPLE THAT GO IN AND WORK OUT AND SCHEDULE OTHER ACTIVITIES FOR THE COMMUNITY CENTER. COURT REVENUE WILL TAKE A HIT.

I WILL TELL YOU THAT VERY EARLY ON AT THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION FROM THE STATE, THE COURT DID DEFER SOME DOCKS FIRST INTO THE FIRST OF APRIL AND NOW THAT HAS GONE -- THAT WILL BE LONGER. BUT WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS NOT A DEFERRED OR DELAYED DISPOSITION THAT MIGHT RESULT IN A FINE BEING PAID AT A LATER DATE.

FOR EXAMPLE A FINE BEING PAID IN JUNE OR JULY VERSUS MARCH.

THEREFORE CITATIONS WRITTEN DECLINE ORGANIZE DROPPING.

THIS IS WHERE THE REVENUE IMPACT COMES IN MORE SO THAN THE DOCKETS THEMSELVES HAVE BEEN DEFERRED.

OUR LAST BIG NUMBER AT LEAST IN THE GENERAL FUND COULD COME FROM A REDUCTION IN FRANCHISE REVENUE AWE RECEIVE FROM THE UTILITY FUND. THAT IS BASED ON 5% OF REVENUE AND SO THEREFORE IF REVENUE AND UTILITY FUND DECLINES BY A COUPLE MILLION DOLLARS, THEN WE WOULD EXPECT THE REVENUES IN THE GENERAL FUND TO BE IMPACTED BY THAT.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE ESTIMATING ABOUT 1.2 MILLION TO 1.7 MILLION.

CURRENTLY WE'RE MITIGATING OR TAKING SEVERAL ACTIONS TO MITIGATE THE REVENUE SHORT FALL. WE'VE CLOSED CITY FACILITIES TO THE PUBLIC. WE'VE CANCELED PROGRAMS IN ADVANCE. CITIZENS ACADEMIES AND CLINICS, SPORT LEAGUES. WE SUSPENDED EMPLOYEE TRAVEL.

WE IMPLEMENTED A HIRING FREEZE. WE'RE SCHEDULING PART TIME WHERE NEEDED. WE PLACED DISCRETIONARY SPENDING ON HOLD. WE PLACED EQUIPMENT PURCHASES AND DEFERRED CAPITAL PROJECTS WHERE WE USE CASH FUNDING PENDING POLICY LEVEL DISCUSSIONS WITH COUNCIL TONIGHT.

AT THIS POINT, OUR WORST CASE SCENARIO WE'RE LOOKING AT IS $1.7 MILLION. WE BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE ABOUT $4.3 MILLION THAT WE CAN USE FOR DISCUSSION.

SO THERE IS $2.6 MILLION THAT WE WOULD RECOMMEND PRESERVING IN CASE THE REVENUE SHORT FALL IN THIS YEAR IS GREATER THAN WE EXPECT OR THE ECONOMIC IMPACT CONTINUES INTO NEXT FISCAL YEAR.

THAT INCLUDES ABOUT $600,000 FROM HIRING FREEZES OR HIRING FREEZE OR DEFERRED HIRING. $642,000 FROM DEFERRED EQUIPMENT PURCHASING. 225,000 FROM EMPLOYEE TRAVEL AND OTHER SAVINGS. 1 '7" THOUSAND FROM DEFERRING CASH FUNDED PROJECTS. USING BASICALLY AS A FILL TORE SOME EXTENT ABOUT 73,000 FROM OUR LAND ACQUISITION MONEY.

COUNCIL, YOU CAN SEE THIS IS ACTUALLY KIND OF WHERE THE STRATEGY COMES INTO PLAY. AT LEAST IN BIG TICKET ITEMS. AGAIN, ABOUT $4.3 MILLION OF AVAILABLE FUNDS THERE.

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SAN ADDITIONAL $2.4 MILLION THAT WE'VE IDENTIFIED AT THE BOTTOM.

80 TALK ABOUT THOSE ANYWAY MINUTE.

WE HAVE TAKEN SOME ACTIONS IMMEDIATELY SUCH AS THE HIRING FREEZE AND DEFERRING SOME HIRING.

AND THEN THERE IS ALSO A SERIES OF OPERATIONAL SAVINGS THAT STAFF HAS IDENTIFIED. I WILL TELL WHAT YOU W THE EXCEPTION OF TRAVEL WHICH IS ABOUT 125,000, STAFF HAS IDENTIFIED $358,000 IN SAVINGS AT THIS POINT I'M ASKING ONLY TO INCLUDE 100,000 OF THAT AND I THINK SOME OF THOSE DECISIONS ARE EASIER. FOR EXAMPLE IF THERE IS NOT AN ELECTION. THERE IS A $40,000 BUDGET WE WON'T SPEND THIS YEAR. SO THERE IS SOME EASIER DECISIONS ON THE FRONT END. BUT THAT WOULD GIVE US 258,000 ON THE BACK END THAT WE COULD USE IF WE NEED TO.

WHAT I WOULD DO ON THAT IS DEFER IT.

IF IT LOOKS LIKE THINGS ARE IN BETTER SHAPE THAN WE NEED, THEN I WOULD RESTORE THAT TO THE DEPARTMENT.

IF NOT, THEN THAT MONEY WOULD BE AVAILABLE IF WE NEED IT.

SO DOWN AT THE BOTTOM, THERE ARE ALTHOUGH I WANTED TO PUT EVERYTHING ON THE TABLE THAT WE CAN SEE AND THINK ABOUT.

THERE IS ONE PROJECT THAT I WOULD LIKE NOT TO HOLD OFF ON AND THAT IS REFRESHING OUR UPS AND POLICE DEPARTMENT.

THAT'S THE UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY FOR THE EVERYBODY ISER ROOM TO BE REPLACED THIS YEAR. $45,000.

I RECOMMEND WE MOVE FORWARD WITH IT.

AND EVEN THOUGH THIS MAY NOT BE AN ITEM THAT WOULD COME IN FRONT OF COUNCIL THROUGH A FORMAL ACTION BECAUSE IT IS UNDER $50,000, I WANTED TO MAKE YOU AWARE THAT MY RECOMMENDATION IS WE MOVE FORWARD WITH IT. THERE IS A BUCKET TRUCK.

>> BASICALLY NEEDS TO BE REPLACED.

THERE ARE TWO OTHER BUCKS OF MONEY THAT I WOULD LIKE TO HIGHLIGHT. AS YOU KNOW WE HAVE A GOAL OF 25%. THAT'S OUR FUND BALANCE OR RESERVE FOR THE GENERAL FUND A. THE END OF LAST YEAR WE WERE AT 22.6% AND THIS HAS BEEN A GOAL WE'VE BEEN STRIVING FOR.

AT THE POINT WE SET 25%, WE WERE NOT AT 25%.

THE GOAL IS TO GET TO THAT STAGE OVER A PERIOD OF TIME.

LAST YEAR WE MADE A BIG JUMP TO IT.

$992,000. WE ENDED UP THE YEAR NEARLY A MILLION DOLLARS BETTER THAN WHERE WE THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO BE AT THE END OF THE YEAR. THAT'S 992,000 IN MY MIND WE DID NOT PLAN ON USING. IF WE NEED IT'S AVAILABLE.

THEN WE HAVE $1.3 MILLION IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTAL AGAIN I WOULD RECOMMENDTA WE RESERVE THAT TODAY AT THIS POINT.

WE COULD USE FOR BUSINESS STIMULUS.

WE COULD USE IT FOR OTHER TYPES OF SOURCES.

BUT IF THE ECONOMY DOES TURN AND WE DO NEED THOSE FUNDS, THEN THEY WOULD BE AVAILABLE AS WE NEEDED.

AGAIN, WE ARE STARTING OFF IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE THAN WE DID DURING THE TORNADO OF 2015 WHICH WAS COMING RIGHT AFTER THE GREAT RECESSION. WE HAVE RESOURCES.

>> BRIAN, CAN I MENTION SOMETHING? YOU ALSO HAVE IN THIS PAGE YOU ARE ONLY USING 72,000 OF THE FUND WE HAVE RESERVED FOR LAND ACQUISITION.

EVEN BEFORE WE WOULD EVER IN MY OPINION DIVE INTO THOSE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RESERVES FOR GENERAL FUND USES, WE WOULD POTENTIALLY DIVE INTO THAT 1.294 MILLION OF LAND ACQUISITION YOU ARE NOT USING IN THIS 2340 MODEL. I WOULD MOVE THAT 1294 DOWN INTO OTHER ITEMS NOT RECOMMENDED AT THIS TIME.

BECAUSE IT'S SIGNIFICANT AND I THINK WE JUST LOSE SIGHT OF IT

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IF IT'S NOT HIGHLIGHTED DOWN BELOW.

I THINK THERE IS A DESIRE BY MANY AND CERTAINLY BY THIS COUNCIL TO RESERVE AS MUCH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLANS AS POSSIBLE TO HELP OUR SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY COME THROUGH

THIS EVENT. >> GOOD POINT.

AND MAYOR THAT WOULD BE EASY TO DO.

OUR GOAL WOULD BE THAT AND I WANT TO SAY THIS BECAUSE I DON'T THINK I SAID IT ON THE PREVIOUS SLIDE , THE $1.7 MILLION AT LEAST IS WHAT WE WERE THINKING WAS OUR WORST CASE.

I THINK THERE ARE OTHER DISCUSSIONS WE'RE HAVING TODAY THAT MAY CHANGE THAT A LITTLE BIT.

WE HAVE SOME OPTIONS BEFORE WE WOULD HAVE TO LOOK AT THE LAND ACQUISITION FUND. IN TERMS OF PEOPLE , THE HIRING FREEZE , THIS IS HOW WE'RE LAYING IT OUT.

IN THE ADOPTED BUDGET THIS YEAR, WE ADDED 8 NEW POLICE OFFICERS.

AND THE STRATEGY WAS TO HIRE FOUR OF THOSE OFFICERS IN OCTOBER SO RIGHT OFF THE BAT WHICH WE DID.

AND THEN TO HIRE FOUR OF THEM ON JULY 4.

AND THE GOAL BEHIND THAT WAS IT WOULD TAKE A WHILE THE GET FOUR UP AND RUNNING AND THEN WE WOULD TURN OUR ATTENTION TO THE NEXT FOUR SO THAT WE'RE NOT OVERWHELMING OUR FIELD TRAINING OFFICERS BY HAIR HIRING TOO MANY PEOPLE AT ONE TIME AND BY TRYING TO WORK THEM INTO THE SYSTEM AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROPERLY TRAINED AND OUT FITTED BEFORE THEY WOULD ACTUALLY GET OUT THERE AND GO SOLO. SINCE THE TIME THAT WE MIRED E HIRED THOSE ORIGINAL FOUR, WE'VE HAD RETIREMENTS AND PEOPLE LEAVE AND PROMOTIONS. WE CURRENTLY HAVE AN ADDITIONAL FOUR POLICE OFFICERS THAT ARE NOT FILLED.

WE'VE BEEN REVIEWING APPLICATIONS.

WE HAVE TWO OFFERS THIS HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED.

WE THINK WE'LL CLOSE ON A COUPLE MORE.

THE POINT IS THAT THE GOAL THAT WAS ESTABLISHED IN THIS STRATEGY IS THAT THE FOUR THAT WERE GOING TO BE HIRED IN JULY THAT WE WOULD HOLD AND DEFER TO OCTOBER 1.

THOSE PEOPLE, IT'S HARD TO HOLD ON TO THEM AND QUITE FRANKLY WHEN WE CAN'T MEET MINIMUM STAFF, WE'RE PAYING OVER TIME WHICH IS TIME AND A HALF TO BE ABLE TO KEEP THE OPERATIONS GOING. SO THERE IS A COST ASSOCIATED WITH VACANCIES AND WE HAVE A MINIMAL LEVEL OF STAFFING BEFORE WE GET TO A LEVEL THAT WE HAVE TO BRING PEOPLE BACK ON OVERTIME. AND SO WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO REPLACE THOSE POSITIONS AS WE GO AND KEEP THOSE POSITIONS FILLED.

WE HAVE ONE OTHER POSITION THAT WAS ALREADY ACCEPTED.

WE'VE ALREADY EXTENDED AN OFFER THAT WAS ACCEPTED AN THAT PERSON IS SUPPOSED TO BE HERE IN APRIL WHICH IS A PLANNER.

AND THE CITY ENGINEER IS FROM MY PERSPECTIVE IS JUST TOO IMPORTANT. THE OTHER ITEMS THAT ARE IN PURPLE YOU SEE CUSTODIAN, DIRECTOR PUBLIC WORKS, WE WOULD HOLD THOSE POSITIONS BASICALLY FREEZE THOSE FOR THE TIME BEING F. THINGS GO BETTER, WE CAN RESTORE THOSE POSITIONS AND IF THINGS GO WORSE, THEN WE WOULD HOLD THOSE POSSIBLY UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR BUT ONLY THAT WOULD BE BASED ON EVERY MONTH WE'RE GOING TO HAVE MORE INFORMATION AND BETTER INFORMATION THAN WE HAVE TODAY. WE ARE TRULY STARTING OFF RIGHT NOW WITH A VERY CLOUDY CRYSTAL BALL AND THERE IS JUST NO WAY OF SEEING JUST HOW BAD THIS WILL GET OR HOW GOOD.

AND AT THIS POINT WE WOULD PRESERVE THOSE POSITIONS AND THEN THERE IS ANOTHER POSITION THAT I'M STILL EVALUATING.

>> DO YOU WANT ME TO MAKE COMMENTS ON THIS NOW OR LATER?

>> LET ME GET AT LEAST THROUGH UTILITY FUND.

I WANT TO SHOWDOWNS QUESTIONS I HAVE FOR TONIGHT AND WE CAN GO BACK TO ANY SLIDE AND DISCUSS WITH COUNCIL.

>> THAT'S FINE. >> UTILITY FUND SAME KIND OF THING. WE THINK WE CAN SEE AN IMPACT OF 1.5 MILLION TO $3 MILLION. 420,000 OF THAT COMES FROM THE LOSS OF LATE FEES AND DISCONNECT FEES.

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THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION TOOK ACTION.

ESSENTIALLY FREEZING THE ABILITY TO PENALIZE PEOPLE AND TO DISCONNECT PEOPLE FOR NONPAYMENT FOR SIX MONTHS.

I THINK THAT FROM STAFF'S PERSPECTIVE, WE NEED TO PRESUME THAT IS A PERMANENT LOSS. IF PEOPLE ARE OUT OF JOBS WHEN WE'RE SEEING NOW THEN YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE PEOPLE UNABLE TO PAY THEIR UTILITY BILL. AND DEPENDING ON WHETHER WHEN THEY ARE REHIRED OR GO BACK TO WORK, POSSIBLY PAYING CATCH UP WHEN THEY PAY THEIR BILLS. THIS IS GOING TO IMPACT ELECTRIC AND GAS , THE PUC MADE THIS ACROSS THE BOARD FOR ALL UTILITIES. AT THIS POINT, THIS IS A HUGE UNKNOWN FOR US. AGAIN, WE'VE TAKEN THE SAME TYPES OF ACTIONS. AT THIS POINT WE WANT TO DO SOME HARD PLANNING OF AROUND $1.3 MILLION.

ABOUT WE'VE IDENTIFIED $440,000 THAT WILL HELP US OFFSET THE SIX MONTHS DISCONNECT AND LATE PAYMENT PENALTY PROVISIONS OF THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION. AND THEN JUST LIKE THE GENERAL FUND, THE UTILITY FUND ALSO HAS AN AMOUNT OF MONEY HIGHER THAN OUR TARGET OR OUR GOAL. SO FART UTILITY FUND , THE GENERAL FUND WE USE 25% OF REVENUES IS WHAT OUR GOAL WAS, UTILITY FUND IS 90 DAYS CASH. 90 DAYS OF SPENDING.

WE ENDED UP THE YEAR MUCH BETTER OFF THAN WHERE WE THOUGHT WE WOULD BE. I THINK ABOUT 103 DAYS IF I'M RECALLING RIGHT. AND SO THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 90 DAYS CASH AND 103 DAYS IS $900,000.

WE'RE STARTING OFF WITH ALMOST A MILLION DOLLARS THERE.

SIMILAR AS THE MAYOR POINTED OUT WITH THE GENERAL UNDERSTAND IF WE NEED TO AND WE BELIEVE WE WILL WE'LL HAVE THOSE PEOPLE WILL NOT PAY. THEY'LL TAKE OTHER JOBS AND THEY'LL LEAVE. OR THERE WILL BE MITIGATION WE'LL NEED TO DO FROM THOSE THAT GO ON TO PAYMENT PLANS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER AND INTO THE END OF THE YEAR.

PEOPLE NOT BEING ABLE TO PAY THEIR UTILITY BILLS AS WHEN I THINK IS WHAT THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION WAS ENVISIONING, YOU DON'T WANT TO TURN OFF THE WATER AND THE SEWER FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN'T PAY THERE. IS A SANITARY ISSUE WITH THAT.

YOU HAVE TO PROVIDE THOSE SERVICES.

TO SOME EXTENT WE ENVISION A CASH FLOW ISSUE WE HAVE TO MANAGE IF THAT MAKES SENSE. IT COULD BE EVEN HIGHER THAN THE 900,000. WE BELIEVE THAT THOSE RESERVES, THAT IS PARTLY THE NATURE OF THOSE RESERVES AND WHY YOU HAVE THEM. AND SO IF WE END UP WITH THIS BEING MOSTLY A CASH FLOW ISSUE, THEN I BELIEVE WE COULD MANAGE THAT BOTH BY OUR RESERVES AND IF NECESSARY BY SHORT TERM FINANCING. BUT IN THE MEANTIME, WE'RE ABLE TO SET ASIDE AT LEAST ALMOST A MILLION DOLLARS TO HELP WITH THE POTENTIALLY WHAT COULD END UP BEING PERMANENT.

AND THEN BEFORE WE OPEN UP TO QUESTIONS, COUNCIL, WE'LL COME BACK TO THIS SLIDE LATER, NEXT SLIDE I'M SORRY.

JUST TO LET YOU KNOW KIND OF QUESTIONS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE COUNCIL ACT ON. OPERATIONALLY WE'VE TAKEN SOME ACTIONS BUT WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE COUNCIL'S CONCURRENCE WITH MOVING FORWARD WITH THE UPS REFRESH AND THE BUCKET TRUCK AT THIS TIME. THE CONSENSUS FROM COUNCIL TO PRESERVE OUR STRATEGY TO PRESERVE $2.6 MILLION ABOVE THE 1.7 MARLEYLY THE ADDITIONAL RESERVES.

CONSENSUS ON PROJECTS FOR OUR CASH FUNDED CAPITAL PROJECTS.

AND THEN WHAT ITEMS WE WOULD MOVE IN AND OUT OF THE 1.7 MILLION IF THAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.

AND THEN CONSENSUS TO USE THAT 900,000 WE DISCUSSED ABOVE AND BEYOND THE UTILITY FUND RESERVES TO ABSORB LOSSES.

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AND THEN OF COURSE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS.

AT THIS POINT I WOULD LIKE TO OPEN IT UP AND WE CAN GO TO ANY SLIDE TO DISCUSS OTHER SUGGESTIONS OR CONCERNS OR

QUESTIONS. >> CAN YOU DROP THE PRESENTATION OFF SO I CAN SEE THE PARTICIPANTS? I'LL START OFF. I HAD A DISCUSSION WITH BRIAN TODAY AND SEVERAL AREAS. I'M GOING TO MENTION THEM QUICKLY HERE. THE WET ZONE RIGHT NOW IS BUDGET NEUTRAL AND I DON'T THINK THAT IS AN ACCURATE SITUATION THAT IS GOING TO OCCUR THIS YEAR. HISTORICALLY WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO MAINTAIN AND MANAGE OUR COSTS EQUAL TO THE REVENUE STREAM.

I THINK THERE IS PROBABLY A FIXED COST LEVEL OF THE WET ZONE. IT'S VERY LIKELY IF WE OPEN UP THE WET ZONE THIS YEAR THE REVENUES ARE NOT GOING TO COVER THE FIXED COST. WHAT I HAD COMMUNICATED TO BRIAN IS I THOUGHT THE ADDITIONAL ANALYSIS NEEDED TO BE DONE THERE IN REGARDS TO BEST CASE MIDDLE CASE AND WORST CASE SCENARIO OF THE WET ZONE. I'M GOING TO GO THROUGH MY TOPICS I TALKED TO BRIAN ABOUT EARLIER.

I THINK WE HAVE A SIMILAR SITUATION FROM A GOLF COURSE STANDPOINT IN REGARDS TO WE MAY HAVE SOME REDUCED REVENUES COMING IN THERE. I HOPE NOT.

WE SHOULDN'T CONTRACTUALLY. BUT ALSO I THINK WE COULD HAVE SOME COSTS THAT WE MIGHT NEED TO BEAR IN A WORST CASE SCENARIO.

I THINK THAT NEEDS TO BE FACTORED IN.

I WAS NOT IN SUPPORT OF FREEZING THE POLICE OFFICER POSITIONS UNTIL OCTOBER FOR A COUPLE OF REASONS.

ONE AND I DON'T KNOW IF YOU MENTIONED THIS BRIAN.

WE DO HAVE OUR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS CURRENTLY HELPING -- THEY ARE NOT DOING THEIR SCHOOL RESOURCE POSITIONS RIGHT NOW.

SO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS IN GOOD SHAPE RIGHT NOW BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE FOUR SHORT ON STAFFING, THEY HAVE THE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS AND WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY OFFICERS OUT SICK WITH COVID THANK GOD. WE JUST PRAY THAT CONTINUES.

FOR NOT JUST OUR POLICE OFFICERS BUT EVERYONE.

THOSE FOUR ADDITIONAL ARE HELD UNTIL OCTOBER.

I THINK STARTING THE HIRE PROGRESS SAYS EVEN FOR THOSE FOUR ADDITIONAL WHICH WOULD BE HIRING EIGHT OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, IT'S GOING TO TAKE THAT LONG ANYWAY.

I'M NOT SURE IT WOULD HAVE A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE BUDGET ANALYSIS, BUT IT WOULD IMPACT THE COURSE OF ACTION.

AND THEN COUPLE MORE COMMENTS FROM ME.

I'M CONCERNED ABOUT THE UTILITY FUND ABOVE AND BEYOND THE BILLS MIGHT NOT GET PAID BY SOME RESIDENTS AND I THINK THAT WE MIGHT ALSO HAVE AN ISSUE THIS SUMMER OF LESS REVENUES THAN EVEN WE HAVE PROJECTED. WE PROJECT THIS SO CONSERVATIVELY. BUT I THINK THAT RESIDENTS WILL BE POTENTIALLY VERY TIGHT ON BUDGETS AND WILL DEFER USING WATER EVEN MORE. I THINK THAT THE SPREAD ON OUR TAKE OR PAY MAY INCREASE. AND I THINK WE NEED TO CONSIDER THAT WE MAY HAVE REDUCED WATER REVENUE AS A RESULT OF THAT.

AND THEN I MADE MY COMMENTS ABOUT THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND. I REALLY WANT TO PRESERVE THAT WHENEVER POSSIBLE TO HELP OUR SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY AS OPPOSED TO USING IT FOR GENERAL FUND REVENUE SHORT FALLS OR GENERAL FUND EXPENSES IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.

I WOULD SUPPORT USING THOSE LAND ACQUISITION FEES BEFORE I WOULD PERSONALLY SUPPORT USING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND FOR GENERAL FUND PURPOSES. AND THEN LASTLY, MY LAST COMMENT RIGHT NOW IS WE WERE VERY FORTUNE FROM A CITY GOVERNMENT

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STANDPOINT AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT THAT AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT THOSE PROPERTY TAXES HAVE BEEN SUBSTANTIALLY COLLECTED BEFORE THIS EVENT OCCURRED. BUT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A SITUATION IN THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR WHICH IS GOING TO BE VERY SIGNIFICANT. AND FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE PUBLIC AND ALSO FOR COUNCIL IF YOU ARE NOT AWARE, THERE HAS BEEN LOTS OF DISCUSSION ABOUT WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN WITH PROPERTY VALUES AND IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT PROPERTY EVALUATIONS ARE DONE AS OF JANUARY 1 OF EVERY CALENDAR YEAR. OUR APPRAISAL DISTRICT AND DALLAS APPRAISAL DISTRICT, THOSE DISTRICTS ARE REQUIRED TO VALUE THE PROPERTY AS OF JANUARY 1. TAXES FOR NEXT YEAR WILL BE BASED ON THE JANUARY 12019 -- 2020 TAXES FOR NEXT YEAR WILL BE BASED ON THE JANUARY 1, 2020 EVALUATION.

REGARDLESS OF WHAT HAPPENS TO THAT EVALUATION AFTER JANUARY 1 AND AFTER THIS COVID-19 EVENT. SO THAT IS A REAL LIVE SITUATION THAT IS ABOUT TO ENTER INTO A LOT OF PEOPLE'S MAILBOXES.

BECAUSE THEY WILL BE SENDING OUT THOSE TAX NOTICES HERE IN THE VENEER FUTURE AND A LOT OF THOSE ARE GOING TO REPRESENT EVALUATION INCREASES FROM THE PRIOR YEAR.

AND THAT IS GOING TO BE VERY HARD PILL TO SWALLOW WHEN YOU OPEN YOUR MAILBOX AN SEE YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE EVALUATION INCREASE AND WITH ALL THIS THAT IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW.

I WANT EVERYBODY TO KNOW THAT THAT IS WHAT IS REQUIRED BY LAW.

YOU CAN'T -- THERE CAN'T BE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER BY THE GOVERNOR SAYING LET'S REVALUE THE PROPERTIES AS OF MAY 1 OR JUNE 1 OR JULY 1. THERE IS A LOT OF THINGS THAT THE GOVERNOR CAN DO , THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM.

ANY ACTION OTHER THAN THE NORMAL COURSE OF EVENTS WOULD REQUIRE LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL. THERE IS NO DISCUSSION GOING ON RIGHT NOW IN REGARDS TO THIS TOPIC FROM WHAT WE CAN TELL.

SO A LOT OF INFORMATION ROLL INTOED THAT WHOLE DISCUSSION AND WE NEED TO TALK MORE ABOUT THAT AND HELP EDUCATE OUR PUBLIC ABOUT WHAT IS GOING TO GO ON. BUT WE'VE GOT TO LOOK AT BUDGETS IN THE FUTURE COULD BE SIGNIFICANTLY IMPAIRED AS A RESULT OF POTENTIAL HITS ON PROPERTY VALUES.

AND WE GOT TO BE CAREFUL WITH HOW WE'RE RAMPING UP STAFFING AND BUDGETS BECAUSE THAT CAN HAVE A MULTIPLE YEAR EFFECT.

THAT IS A LOT OF STUFF. I'LL PAUSE FOR A MINUTE AND SEE IF BRIAN HAS COMMENTS ABOUT THAT OR ANY COUNCIL.

>> ON THE WET ZONE STAFF. WE DON'T KNOW IF WE'LL IS HAVE A SHORT SEASON OR NO SEASON AT ALL INFORMAL TERMS OF PLANNING FOR THE WORST AND HOPING FOR THE BEST, I THINK THAT YOU ARE RIGHT. THAT IS SOMETHING WE SHOULD ADD

TO OUR LIST. >> NOT IN THAT FIRST COLUMN, NOT IN THE SECOND BUT MAYBE IN THE THIRD COLUMN.

DO YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS OR I'LL OPEN IT UP TO COUNCIL IN REGARD

TO THE POLICE OFFICERS? >> I HAD A CONVERSATION WITH CHIEF TODAY AND UNDERSTAND THAT STACHE IS WILLING TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO HELP THROUGH PROPROCESS.

PART OF THIS IS MAKING SURE THEY HAVE THE TOOLS THEY NEED.

THERE IS A LONG LEAD TIME FOR POLICE OFFICERS.

AND WHICH IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE DID NOT WANT TO STOP THE PROCESS ON THE FOUR THAT ARE IN THE PROCESS RIGHT NOW.

IT'S THE REPLACEMENT POSITIONS. THE DISCUSSION WE HAD IS THIS.

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IS THAT IF WE CONTINUE WITH OUR RECRUITMENT, IT STILL COULD BE SEVERAL MONTHS BEFORE WE WOULD GET THOSE PEOPLE ON BOARD AND IF WE HAVE ANY RETIREMENTS OR ANYBODY ELSE LEAVE BETWEEN NOW AND THEN, I WOULD LIKE TO AT LEAST THINK MAYOR THAT THE RISK OF MOVING FORWARD IN THE RECRUITMENT IS REALLY NOT GOING TO HAVE A HUGE FINANCIAL IMPACT BECAUSE SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THE PROCESS IT TAKES TO HIRE THOSE PEOPLE AND GET THEM UP AND

RUNNING TO BEGIN WITH. >> THAT'S MY POINT.

I JUST DON'T WANT A PAUSE PUT ON IT AT ALL BECAUSE OF THAT LEAD

TIME TO RECRUIT. >> I AGREE WITH THAT MAYOR.

IF WE CONTINUE WITH THE HIRING OF THE OFFICERS, WE'LL HAVE TO CONSIDER PURCHASING THOSE TWO ADDITIONAL POLICE CARS THAT I THINK WERE REMOVED FROM THE BUDGET.

I'M NOT SURE IF THAT WAS. DO YOU KNOW BRIAN?

>> LET ME SAY THIS. IF WE END UP -- SO EVEN IF WE CONTINUE OUR RECRUITMENT SIMPLY BECAUSE WE HAVE OTHER POSITION WE HAVE NOT HIRED YET, I WOULD LIKE TO DEFER THE POLICE VEHICLES AS LONG AS POSSIBLE. THAT'S $105,000 IF WE CAN.

>> LET'S LOOK AT IT JUST TO MAKE SURE.

IT'S GOING TO BE SEVERAL MONTHS. I DON'T WANT TO PUT THAT YOU HAVE RECRUITMENT. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS COUNCIL ABOUT THE POLICE OFFICERS? OR COMMENTS, SUPPORT, AGREE,

DISAGREE? >> I SUPPORT IT ALSO.

CO-GOLDEN GAUNTLET AHEAD AND CONTINUE WITH THE POLICEMEN.

WE CAN PUT THE CARS OFF. WE MAY NEED TO USE THAT MONEY

FOR SOMETHING ELSE. >> I AGREE TO CONTINUE WITH THE RECRUITMENT JUST BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF TIME THAT IT TAKES TO RUN THE OFFICERS THROUGH PROCESS.

AND ALSO I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME VACANCY SAVING WITH SOME RETIREMENTS AND SO I THINK WE KEEP GOING WITH THE RECRUITMENT AND FOR THE FOUR OFFICERS.

>> SO AND YOU GUYS LOOK AT UTILITY FUND.

ON A CONTINUING BASIS I'M SURE AS FAR AS POTENTIAL REVENUE SHORT FALLS WITH PEOPLE NOT USING AS MUCH WATER.

IT'S SOMETHING WE'LL HAVE TO WATCH CAREFULLY.

COUNCIL, AT THIS TIME I'LL OPEN IT UP TO GENERAL COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS. OTHER CONCERNS YOU HAVE.

>> CAN YOU BRING UP THE LIST OF POSITIONS THAT YOU HAD IDENTIFIED AS POTENTIAL ONES WITH POLICE OFFICERS ON IT? IS THAT THE ONE THAT YOU HAVE THIS IS WHAT YOU CURRENTLY HAVE JUST THE RED IS WHAT IS IN THE MODEL THAT YOU SHOWED US?

>> IT'S ACTUALLY THE RED AND THE GREEN -- NOT GREEN.

THE PURPLE. >> RED AND PURPLE.

>> OK. >> I AGREE WITH THE POLICE OFFICER AS WELL. I THINK THERE IS ENOUGH TIME THERE THAT WE CAN KEEP THAT PROCESS GOING AND IF WE'RE GOING TO ADD THINGS INTO THAT. WHERE DOES THAT CHANGE IT.

>> IT'S ABOUT $100,000 A YEAR WITH BENEFITS AND EVERYTHING.

>> YES MAYOR, JUST FOR THE PERIOD OF TIME WE'RE TALKING ABOUT WHICH IS APRIL 1 THROUGH THE END OF SEPTEMBER , THE FOUR POSITIONS IS $160,420 FOR JUST THAT SIX MONTHS.

>> OK. >> YOU GOT TO GET THROUGH FIRST FOUR THAT ARE REPLACEMENT AND FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT.

IT MORE OF AN ISSUE OF KEEPING THE RECRUITING GOING.

IT IS ALSO AN ISSUE OF THE NEXT YEAR'S BUDGET AND NEXT YEAR'S

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BUDGET. >> ALSO WORSE CASE SEN SNOW, HAVE TO LOOK AT THE GOLF COURSE AND HAVE THAT CONVERSATION HOPEFULLY DOESN'T COME TO THAT. THAT IS SOMETHING THAT I THINK WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE TAKING A LOOK AT.

I'M ALSO IN AGREEMENT THAT WE NEED TO USE LAND ACQUISITION FUNDS FIRST BEFORE WE DIP INTO ANY OF THE DEVELOPMENT FUNDS.

>> I'D LIKE TO PRESERVE THOSE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDS.

AND I DEFINITELY WOULD USE THE LAND ACQUISITION FUNDS BEFORE I

WOULD USE THOSE. >> MAYOR, I HAVE A QUESTION.

>> THE HANDS AREN'T RAISING. ARE YOU RAISING THEM

ELECTRONICALLY? >> I DO.

I CAN RAISE IT. HERE.

>> THERE IT IS. >> THANK YOU.

>> BRIAN, COULD YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE GRANT WRITER POSITION AND WHAT YOUR THOUGHTS ARE ON THAT.

AS WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS DISASTER , THE GRANTS PIECE BOTH FOR FEDERAL REIMBURSABLE AND FOR OTHER AREAS OF GRANTS THAT WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO APPLY FOR BECOME EVEN MORE IMPORTANT.

TELL ME I KNOW YOU ARE EVALUATING THAT POSITION WITHOUT GIVING EVERYTHING AWAY, COULD YOU EXPLAIN WHAT YOUR PROCESS IS

FOR THAT? >> AS YOU KNOW COUNCIL WE ACTUALLY HAVE A PART TIME POSITION BUDGETED.

AND WHEN THAT PERSON LEFT, ONE THING I TOLD STAFF AT THIS POINT AND THIS WAS MONTHS AGO BEFORE COVID 19, IS THAT IT'S BEEN SO DIFFICULT TO FIND THE RIGHT PERSON ON A PART TIME BASIS.

WE FELT LIKE THE POSITION WAS SO CRITICAL THAT I TOLD THEM I WANT TO MOVE GUARD WITH IT IN THIS YEAR THE FULL TIME POSITION AND GET THE POSITION HIRED. THERE IS SO MUCH GOOD THAT CAN BE DONE FROM THIS. I'VE WORKED AT LEAST WITH ONE OTHER CITY WHERE THAT PERSON CONSISTENTLY MADE FOUR OR FIVE TIMES HER SALARY BECAUSE OF THE GRANT OPPORTUNITIES OUT THERE.

SO THE REASON I'LL JUST BE BLUNT, I WANTED TO HAVE THIS CONVERSATION BEFORE I MOVED FORWARD.

WE HAVE ALREADY STARTED THE RECRUITMENT ON IT AS A FULL TIME POSITION. AND I DON'T WANT TO HOLD OFF ON IT. I THINK THAT GIVEN THE UNCERTAINTY OF HOW LOCAL GOVERNMENT WILL BE ABLE TO, WE

NEED A GRANT PERSON. >> I WOULD ABSOLUTELY SUPPORT MOVING FORWARD WITH THE RECRUITMENT OF A FULL TIME POSITION FOR. THAT I KNOW FOLKS THAT ARE WRITING GRANTS NOW ON BEHALF OF THE CITY ARE OVERWHELMED WITH OTHER DUTIES. AND I THINK THERE IS A LOT OF THINGS THAT WE SHOULD BE APPLYING FOR BUT WE'RE NOT ABLE TO BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE THAT PERSON.

I AGREE YOU ABOUT FILLING THAT POSITION.

WITH THE RIGHT PERSON THERE, THEY MORE THAN MAKE UP FOR WHATEVER WE SPEND TO HAVE THAT POSITION FILLED.

THIS IS JUST KIND OF AN EDITORIAL COMMENT, A LITTLE BIT OF SEEPING OVER INTO THE ADMINISTRATION PART.

BUT I WOULD HOPE THAT ANY GRANT WRITER WE WOULD HIRE WOULD BE -- BEEN DOING A PHENOMENAL JOB OF GETTING GRANTS FOR US.

WE JUST GOT A NOTIFICATION TODAY OF A GRANT THAT WE RECEIVED FOR THE CITY FOR A CLEANUP VAN NA HAS A $50,000 VALUE.

HE KNOWS HIS WAY AROUND THE GRANT WRITING PROCESS.

HE WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN THE GRANT THAT GOT US A COUPLE OF MILLION DOLLARS FOR FIREFIGHTERS.

AND ALSO THEN THE GRANT FOR THE SAFE ROOMS FOR THE TORNADOES.

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IT WAS OVER A MILLION. THAT'S JUST AN EDITORIAL COMMENT. BUT I AGREE WITH YOU WHITNEY THAT THE RIGHT PERSON WILL DEFINITELY EARN THEIR KEEP.

QUESTION OFF TOPIC OF THAT. IN THE CIP PROJECT LIST, CAN YOU EXPLAIN BRIAN WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TRANSFER TO VEHICLE

EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT FUND? >> ASK THERE SHALL $537,000 WORTH OF VEHICLES WE HAVE NOT YET PURCHASED IN THE VEHICLE REPLACEMENT FUND. THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE BUCKET TRUCK WHICH WE PULLED OUT WHICH IS $109,088.

THIS IS A VARIETY OF VEHICLES. PRETTY MUCH ALL PUBLIC WORKS.

SOME OF THE YELLOW LINE AND PICKUP TRUCKS.

AND IF WE NEED TO, I CAN HAVE GARY EXPOUND FURTHER.

THESE WERE ALL SCHEDULED TO BE REPLACED.

JUST ON OUR NORMAL PROCESS. THE BUCKET TRUCK WAS CRITICAL ENOUGH TO PULL OUT BUT THE OTHERS DEFERRED UNTIL THE END OF THE YEARS OR NEXT YEAR. WE HAVE A SCHEDULE FOR REPLACEMENT AND WHEN THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED.

NONE OF THOSE ARE POLICE VEHICLES OR FIRE VEHICLES.

THAT IS JUST PUBLIC WORKS AT THIS POINT.

>> AND THEN ANOTHER QUESTION, SOMEWHAT RELATED TO THAT IS WE WERE SCHEDULED TO REPLACE S. THAT GOING TO COME TO COUNCIL? WE ARE STILL IN THE PROCESS TO ORDER THOSE TWO UNITS.

AND LET ME SAY THIS COUNCIL. THERE IS A WHOLE STRATEGY BEHIND HOW WE'RE FUNDING OUR FIRE ENGINES AND OUR MEDIC UNITS.

AND AT THIS POINT WE'RE USING LEASE FUNDING.

AND AT ANY GIVEN YEAR THAT LEASE FUNDING IS PAID OFF, WE WANT TO REFILL IT. OTHERWISE WHAT HAPPENS IS WE END UP FALLING BEHIND. SO WE HAVE THE MEDIC UNIT THERE, IS TWO OF THOSE. IN WHICH THOSE PAYMENTS ARE PAID OFF. WE NEED TO ORDER THOSE THERE.

IS A LONG LEAD TIME AND NEXT YEAR OR THIS IS THE FINAL YEAR OF TWO PUMPER TRUCKS, FIRE ENGINE PUMPER TRUCKS AND THOSE WILL EXPIRE AND THEY HAVE A 12-14 MONTH LEAD TIME.

I'VE BEEN TALKING TO COUNCIL ABOUT NOT HAVING TO PAY FOR THEM UNTIL SOMETIME NEXT YEAR THROUGH THE LEASE PAYMENTS.

DO I NOT HAVE THE MEDIC UNITS AS AN IDENTIFIED ITEM NOT TO DO.

WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THOSE.

>> DOES HA ANSWER YOUR QUESTION? >> YES.

AND LAST ONE IS IN THE CIP PROJECT LIST, WHAT IS THE GENERAL FUND CASH CIP ACCRUAL, WHAT IS THAT?

>> JUST LIKE IN THE UTILITY FUND, WE ACCRUAL, THEY DO WORK THAT OTHERWISE WE WOULD HAVE TO HIRE THIRD PARTY CONTRACTORS TO DO. WE DO HIRE CONTRACTORS TO DO CERTAIN TYPES OF WORK LIKE RECONSTRUCT AN ALLEY OR THINGS LIKE THAT. BUT THERE ARE SMALLER PROJECTS THAT OUR GUYS CAN DO TOO. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT CAPITOL MAINTENANCE IN THAT FUND AND UTILITY FUND CONSTRUCTION CREW.

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AND SO THOSE ARE THE POSITIONS THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

SO WE'LL MOVE FORWARD WITH OTHER PROJECTS BUT NOT THOSE AT THIS

TIME. >> THANK YOU.

>> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS BEFORE WE START ANSWERING BRIAN'S QUESTIONS? I'LL TAKE THAT AS A NO.

YOU WANT TO GO BACK TO YOUR QUESTIONS? HANG ON A SECOND. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE ABOUT THE INTERNAL AUDITOR WHEN IT WAS ALLOCATED BRIAN?

>> MAYOR, THAT POSITION IS STILL IN THERE.

WE'VE NOT CHANGED MADE ANY CHANGES THERE.

WERE GOING TO CONVERT THAT TO CONTRACT.

WE'RE NOT CUT THAT OUT AT THIS TIME.

>> WELL, NOBODY HAS THE RESOURCES OR BAND WIDTH TO MANAGE THAT RIGHT NOW. THAT IS SOMETHING THAT POTENTIALLY COULD BE USED THIS YEAR TOO.

>> MET ME SAY THIS. I WOULD LOVE FOR COUNCIL THE

PROVIDE THAT CONSENSUS. >> EXACTLY.

IS THERE CONSENSUS TO MOVE FORWARD AT THIS TIME? CAN YOU ASK YOUR QUESTIONS AND TAKE THAT OFF THE SCREEN?

>> I CAN. IS THERE CONSENSUS?

>> IS THERE CONSENSUS ON THE OPTIONS FOR THE PROJECTS IDENTIFIED FROM OUR CAPITAL MAINTENANCE PROJECT FUNDS? BASICALLY WHAT I'M AFTER IS THERE ANYTHING ON THAT LIST THAT YOU CAN'T LIVE WITH OR THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO US BUMP? I HEARD CHEERILY LAND ACQUISITION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDS, THAT MADE SENSE.

AND ADDING THE WET ZONE AND GOLF COURSE.

BUTTON ACTUAL CIP IN TERMS OF CHOICES, I DID NOT HEAR COUNCIL OBJECT TO ANY OF IT. I'M MAKING SURE BEFORE WE MOVE

FORWARD. >> ARE YOU AGREEMENT IN BRIAN'S RECOMMENDATIONS IN REGARD TO THAT? WHAT THIS WOULD MEAN IS AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE I WOULD WANT TO BRING BACK THE PROJECTS BACK FOR THE VARIOUS BUILDINGS.

THOSE ARE SOME THAT WE'RE MOST CONCERNED ABOUT.

>> WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED WITH DEFERRED MAINTENANCE.

>> 70 DAYS TO ABSORB LOSSES. AND THEN MAYOR OF COURSE I HEARD CLEARLY YOUR POINT THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MONITOR THIS TO SEE IF THAT END UP BEING WORSE THAN THE 900,000.

AND WHETHER OR NOT THIS IS CASH OR A TRUE REVENUE LOSS.

IS THERE CONSENSUS ON THE 900,000 SPARTANBURG.

>> YES. WE HAVE A NEW NUMBER FIVE ON THE

INTERNAL AUDITOR. >> I WOULD ASK FOR A BRIEF DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS. I THINK WE HAVE $50,000 IN THIS YEAR'S BUDGET FOR CONSULTING FEES THAT WE WERE GOING TO HIRE MOST LIKELY A PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM TO SET UP OUR INTERNAL AUDIT DEPARTMENT. THAT STILL NEED TO BE DONE.

I WOULD PROPOSE THAT IS NOT THE HIGHEST PRIORITY RIGHT NOW.

AND I WOULD PROPOSE WE DEFER THAT TO THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR FOR

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DECISION MAKING. THIS IS A TOUGH ONE.

PLEASE TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK. >> IT'S HIRING A FIRM TO SET UP THE FUNCTION. I WOULD SUPPORT DEFERLE.

>> SUPPORT DEFERRING. >> OK.

MATT, DID YOU SAY ANYTHING? >> I THINK THAT'S SETTLED.

>> THAT WAS ALL OF OUR TONIGHT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THAT WAS GREAT FEEDBACK. >> COUNCIL ANYTHING ELSE BEFORE

WE MOVE OFF THIS TOPIC? >> I JUST HAVE ONE QUESTION REAL QUICK. IS THERE A TRIGGER DATE WHERE WE NEED TO MAKE A DECISION AS TO THE SB2 WHETHER WE'RE GOING TO FOLLOW THE 3.5 FEED LINES OR GO TO THE 8%.

ARE YOU AWARE OF A TRIGGER DATE WE HAVE TO BE CONCERNED WITH?

>> YES. WE BUILT THAT AROUND THE 3.5234 PLAY. WE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE THE BUDGET SUBMITTED END OF JULY FOR COUNCIL ADOPT IT IN EARLY AUGUST AND TO MEET THE ELECTION CALENDAR.

WE'RE STILL ON THAT SCHEDULE. WHAT WE'RE HOPING AND I THINK WE ARE HEARING THIS BUT UNDERSTAND THERE IS TOO MUCH AT STAKE TO TAKE THIS FOR GRANTED THAT WE'RE HOPING THAT WE'LL GET CLARIFICATION ON THAT PRETTY SOON BECAUSE IF NOT THEN WE CAN SLOW THE BREAK DOWN ON THIS PROCESS AND TAKE A LITTLE BIT LONGER SO WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE ACTING ON GOOD INFORMATION AND NOT REACTING TO STUFF THAT HASN'T HAPPENED YET.

RIGHT NOW BECAUSE WE STILL FEEL LIKE WE'RE ON THE ACCELERATED SCHEDULE WE HAVE TO MOVE FORWARD WE HAVE INFORMATION WE DON'T KNOW YET BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW WHAT IS GOING HAPPEN TO THE MAYOR'S POINT ON PROPERTY TAXES AND A WHOLE BUNCH OF OTHER ITEMS. AT THIS POINT WE'RE GOING TO STAY ON THIS TARGET UNTIL WE KNOW BETTER.

>> I WILL SAY THIS. ONE OF OUR SENATORS THAT REPRESENTS A PORTION OF ROWLETT HAS MADE A PUBLIC STATEMENT TWICE THAT BOTH BRIAN AND I HAVE BEEN ON PHONE CALLS THAT HE DOES NOT BELIEVE THIS DISASTER QUALIFIES UNDER SB2.

>> I DON'T THINK HE'S IN GOOD COMPANY.

>> YOU ARE NOT ON MUTE. >> AND THOSE ARE NOT -- THOSE

ARE RECENT STATEMENTS. >> SAME SENATOR WHO MADE THOSE

STATEMENTS? >> YEAH.

>> THANK YOU. >> I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S HIS CURRENT POSITION TODAY. BUT THAT WAS HIS POSITION A WEEK

AGO AND TWO WEEKS AGO. >> ALL RIGHT.

I GOT WHAT I NEED. MAYOR THANK YOU.

>> ANYTHING ELSE COUNCIL? >> WE'LL MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM. I'M GOING TO READ --

. >> YOU ON FOUR OR FIVE, SIX AND

SEVEN? >> I WAS GOING TO MOVE ON TO FIVE, SIX AND SEVEN. FOUR.

[4. Update City Council on the CDBG funding allocations within the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) and discuss Life Message’s request for additional funding in the amount of $200,000.]

UPDATE COUNCIL ON CDBG FUNDING ALLOCATIONS WITH CARES AND DISCUSS MESSAGES REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING IN THE

REQUEST FOR $200,000. >> GOOD EVENING COUNCIL.

WOULD YOU THROW MY SLIDE UP FOR ME?

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QUESTION THOUGHT WE WOULD HAVE MORE ANSWER ON HOW THE EXECUTE THE FUNDING OR THOUSAND ADMINISTER THIS FUND.

WE RECEIVED GOOD NEWS ON APRIL 9.

THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF FLEXIBILITY AS IT RELATES TO THE STATUTES AND REGULATIONS INSTERRING THE FUND ESPECIALLY AS IT RELATES TO THE CB FUNDING MECHANISMS FOR THEY ARE CALLING IT FISCAL YEAR 2019 AND 2020. ALTERNATIVE REQUIREMENTS CAN BE GRANT WHEN HAD NECESSARY. THE PROCESS IS BEING SIMPLIFIED TO A GREAT EXTENT TO ENABLE US TOSTER THOSE FUNDS.

AND THEN NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. THEY WERE INBOUNDED KATEED THEY WOULD BE PROVIDING US ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE AND TECHNICAL KNOW HOW ON THOUSAND MANAGE THE PROGRAMS TO MAKE SURE THERE IS NO ABUSS WE'RE DOTTING OUR I'S AND CROSSING OUR T'S.

WE JUST RECEIVED NEWS IN THE LAST FEW MINUTES THEY HAVE FURTHER DESCRIBED THE PROSIGNIFICANCE OF THE CARES ACT AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR US. NOT COMPLETELY SPECIFIC BUT WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION. I'LL DIVE INTO THAT AS WE GO INTO THE QUESTION ANSWER COMPONENT OF THE PRESENTATION.

AS FAR AS MESSAGE IS CONCERNED, DID FULLY FUND THE BALANCE OF THEIR ALLOCATION. AND THAT WAS IN THE AMOUNT OF 23,894 DOLLARS. THE TOTAL PROGRAM ALLOCATION WAS $36,630. AS YOU KNOW THE PRESIDENT OF LIFE MESSAGE REQUESTING $200,000 FOR THE OPERATIONS OF HIS CONCERNS OF LIFE MESSAGE ITSELF. AND BASEND TO INFORMATION THAT HE HAS PROVIDED TO US, HE HAS INDICATED APRIL 17 WILL BE THE LAST PAYROLL HE CAN MAKE UNDER THE CURRENT CONDITIONS.

IN YOUR REPORTS I SPECIFICALLY VERBATIM PROVIDED INFORMATION AS IT RELATES TO SOME OF THE QUESTIONS THAT WERE ASKED OF HIM. ONE WAS DO THE OTHER MUNICIPALITIES WHERE HE DOES HAVE A CONCERN OR DOES WORK FROM, DO THEY PART NATE FUNNING AND ASSOCIATED EMERGENCY OPERATIONS? IT WAS TOLD TO US HE DOES NOT HAVE THAT FORM OF RELATIONSHIP OR CDG FUNDING TO THE DALLAS BUSINESSES THAT HE HAS. QUESTIONS REGARDING BURN RATE WERE ASKED. IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN THE BURN RATE FOR THE TWO FACILITIES IS $70,000 A MONTH WITH OVERALL OF $105,000 A MONTH BURN RATE. THERE WAS AVER IN THE AMOUNT OF 60,000 THAT HAS LISTEN BEEN UTILIZED.

AND HE HAS ALREADY APPLIED FOR SBA LOAN FOR PAYROLL PROCESSING.

AGAIN, THE THREE MAJOR CONCERNS ASSOCIATED WITH LIFE MESSAGE.

THEY OFFER COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE FOR VERY GOOD CAUSE.

THEY HAVE THE FOOD PANTRY , THE THRIFT STORE.

THERE ARE SO MANY ELEMENTS THAT THEY PROVIDE SERVICES TO OUR COMMUNITY.

AFTER MY CONVERSATION WITH CHRIS ROWLETT CAN BE CONSIDERED AS THE HQ FOR THE SERVICES THAT THEY DO OFFER TO SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES AND PRETTY MUCH THE BORDERS HAVE BEEN TAKE AN WAY TO SOME EXTENT SO THAT EVERYBODY IN THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY CAN UTILIZE THESE SERVICES. SO THE ARTIFICIAL BORDERS WE HAVE HAVE GONE AWAY AS A RESULT OF THE PERCENTAGES IN TERMS OF WHAT LIFE MESSAGE EVER EVERYBOD. THINK THERE ARE A COUPLE OF THINGS WE NEED TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION.

ONE IS THE FACT THAT THE POPULATION SERVED IN ROWLETT

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MIGHT BE LOWER WHERE HE FELT TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THAT THE POPULATION COUNT IS OFTEN MUCH HIGHER AND THE AFTERNOON MEDIAN INCOME THERE ARE DIFFERENCES IN ROWLETT VERSUS GARLAND FOR EXAMPLE. BOTH DO NOT HAVE A CDBG ARM ASSOCIATED WITH LIFE MESSAGE. SOME ALLOCATIONS WHICH INCLUDES THE CB FUNDING COMPONENT. LAST -- THE PROGRAM YEAR FOR 2019 FUNDING AND I'M TALK ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE IN TERMS OF CARRYOVERS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS OR WHAT WE HAVEN'T SPENT AT THIS TIME. WE HAVE $200,000 IN PUBLIC FACILITIES FUNDING. THIS IS DEDICATED TO IMPROVEMENTS. WE HAVE PLANNED OUT OF THIS FUNDING THE ANNUAL PLAN AND FIVE YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN.

THIS IS UNDER CORPORATE AND UNDER WAY.

THE FUNDINGALLOCATIONS ARE AT $160,000.

WE WILL BE REQUIRED FROM WHAT I HEAR, WE WILL BE REQUIRED TO DO A CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND ANNUAL PLAN.

WE UNDERSTOOD TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION AND I THINK COUNCIL MEMBER BROUGHT THIS UP, WE WILL HAVE TO MAKE SURE THERE IS AN ADMINISTRATIVE FEE ASSOCIATED WITH THESE FUNCTIONS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE DOING WHAT WE'RE SUPPOSED TO DO AND THAT MIGHT BE BETWEEN 10-15%. THE CAP ON PUBLIC SERVICES HAS BEEN REMOVED. PROGRAM 2020 FUNDING WAS BROUGHT TO LIGHT IN THE AMOUNT OF $272,000.

AN ANNUAL PLAN WILL BE REQUIRED FOR THAT AND CAP APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN REMOVED TOO. THERE SEEMS TO BE GOOD INFORMATION ON WHAT WE CAN DO. IT'S ALSO OUR UNDERSTANDING WE JUST FOUND OUT THAT APPARENTLY PUBLIC FACILITY FUNDING CAN BE UTILIZED TO RAISE CURRENT FUNDING AND PUBLIC SERVICES AS WELL. WE WOULD HAVE TO DO AN AMENDMENT TO THE ACTION PLAN OR DO A SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THAT THAT WOULD REQUIRE COUNCIL APPROVAL.

>> STOP THERE FOR A SECOND. SO YOU ARE SAYING THE 200,000 IN PUBLIC FACILITIES FUNDING WE COULD -- THAT CAP ON PUBLIC SERVICES HAS BEEN REMOVED FOR THAT ALSO?

>> THAT IS OUR UNDERSTANDING YES.

WE COULD UTILIZE PUBLIC FACILITIES FUNDING THE CARRY OVER WE HAVE TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE, WE COULD CLUES

TOWARDS PUBLIC SERVICES NOW. >> WE WOULD BE REQUIRED TO DO AN AMENDMENT THAT WOULD GO BEFORE COUNCIL.

>> AND THAT 200,000 IF YOU ARE GOING TO COVER THIS LATER, THAT 200,000, IT'S DEDICATED TO ALLEY IMPROVEMENTS FOR EASE OF PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION, BUT WE HAD AN AMOUNT OF 200,000 ALLOCATED TO PUBLIC SERVICE AREAS OR OTHER AREAS SUCH AS UTILITY ASSISTANCE AND REHABS AND LIFE MESSAGE FUNDING, PROBABLY NOT LIFE MESSAGE FUNDING. HELP ME WITH THAT.

>> WE DID HABITAT. UTILITY ASSISTANCE WAS A SEPARATE PROGRAM WITH SALVATION ARMY.

>> DID WE USE THE WHOLE 200,000 FOR HABITAT?

>> I DON'T RECALL WHAT THAT AMOUNT IS.

>> REGARDLESS, THOSE GENERAL FUNDS HAVE ALREADY BEEN SPENT

ASSUME? >> RIGHT.

NOW TERMS OF THE 200,000 I'M REFERRING TO, THAT IS THE CARRY OVER CDBG FUNDING. FROM A REPORTING FUNCTION WE DO HAVE THAT AMOUNT CARRIED OVER FROM PREVIOUS YEARS.

>> BUT THE COMMENSURATE AMOUNT WE ALLOCATED FROM THE GENERAL

FUND HAS -- >> CORRECT.

>> SO YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO PULL THOSE PROGRAM DOLLARS BACK.

THE SPECIFIC ALLEY IMPROVEMENTS THAT WERE GOING TO BE USED -- THESE FUNDS WERE GOING TO BE USED FOR --

. >> IS ALMOST COMPLETE CORRECT.

>> SODOWN YOU KNOW HOW MUCH WOULD REALLY BE AVAILABLE?

>> I BELIEVE WITH THE ALLEY IMPROVEMENT OR THE ALLEY WORK WE'RE CONDUCTING RIGHT NOW , THIS WOULD BE THE AMOUNT THAT WOULD BE AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY, MAYBE A TAD LESS.

I WOULD HAVE TO RESEARCH THAT AND MAKE SURE I GIVE YOU THE

RIGHT NUMBER. >> OK.

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>> THE PROCESS FOR AMENDMENTS HAS BECOME MORE FLEXIBLE IN THE SENSE THAT WE COULD RUN THROUGH THROUGH MUCH FASTER.

AND SO THAT BEING SAID, I THINK WE'RE STILL WAITING ON A FEW MORE ANSWERS. THIS IS POSITIVE NEWS IN THE THAT HE KNOWS HUD IS COMING BACK ON A FREQUENT LEVEL PROVIDING US THE INFORMATION WE NEED TO TRY AND START MOVING FORWARD.

WE ARE VERIFYING IF WE USE ANY OF THESE ALLOCATIONS TOWARD

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AS WELL. >> WHEN WOULD WE GET THAT 161 AND WHEN WOULD WE GET THE 272 SH.

>> THE 161 IS ALREADY AVAILABLE. I BELIEVE THEY SAID FROM ENACTMENT OF THE CARES ACT WITHIN 30 DAYS.

I THINK IT'S ABOUT 45 DAYS IS WHAT THEY ARE SAYING NOW.

>> AND 272? >> I BELIEVE THAT WILL ALSO BE MADE AVAILABLE AROUND THE SAME TIME.

>> IS THAT YOUR PRESENTATION? >> YES.

I BELIEVE SO. I THINK THERE IS ONE MORE SLIDE POSSIBLY. I'M SEEKING DIRECTION FROM COUNCIL NOW. I'LL ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. CHRIS ARE YOU ON THE TELECONFERENCE? CAN YOU DROP THE PRESENTATION?

>> YES, I'M ON THE PHONE. ARE YOU ON VIDEO CONFERENCE OR

JUST THE PHONE? >> JUST THE PHONE I'M SORRY.

>> CHRIS, CAN YOU TALK TO US A LITTLE BIT,.

>> IT'S GENERAL WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON AT LIFE MESSAGE AS A RESULT OF COVID AND WHAT YOUR CURRENT SITUATION IS? OBVIOUSLY THE FUNDING ASPECT WHICH IS THE REQUEST I PUT TO YOU GUYS WAS OBVIOUSLY NOT JUST BASED WHOOP IS HAPPENING TO ME TODAY BUT GOING FORWARD FOR THE NEXT ONE TO TWO MONTHS.

DEPENDS ON MY SOURCES OF REVENUE.

OBVIOUSLY ALL MY SOURCES OF REVENUE I DON'T WANT TO SAY ENTIRELY DRIED UP. BUT OTHER THAN A FEW HAND FULL OF DONATIONS I'VE MANAGED TO GET, IT'S ALL BUT DRIED UP ALL TOGETHER. ALL THINGS BEING FAIR , THE REQUEST THAT I MADE WAS BASED ON UNKNOWLEDGE ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING TO BE AVAILABLE. I TRIED TO BASE IT ON MY NEED WITHOUT ANY PRESUMPTION OF TIME BEING MADE AVAILABLE.

OBVIOUSLY FOR US WITH THE REVENUE SHUT DOWN, WE GET INTO THE NEED. I HAVE BEGUN LAYING OFF MY STAFF. WE HAVE BEEN GENEROUSLY GRACED WITH STAFF THAT HAVE STAYED ON FOR FREE.

WITH THE NEED IN FOOD, OUR NUMBERS CONTINUE TO GROW THAT WAY. WE'RE ABOUT 30 NEW FAMILIES A DAY EVERY DAY. DURING THE WEEK OF COURSE.

THEN THE HANDLING OF ALL THE DONATIONS.

THE PERK IS WE HAVE A VERY GENEROUS COMMUNITY WHEN IT COMES TO DONATIONS. THE KIND OF DOWNFALL IS THAT THE VOLUNTEER COMPONENT WHICH WE'VE CURBED IS BEING AFFECTED BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT JUST WANTING TO COME AROUND AS MUCH.

I HAVE A HAND FULL OF STEADY PEOPLE THAT HAVE COME IN.

DUE TO THE CHANGES WE'VE MADE TO THE HANDLING OF THE CLIENTS, WHICH STREAMLINED OUR PROCESS AND ENABLED US TO BE ABLE TO HANDLE THE INCREASE IN PEOPLE, THE NEGATIVE PIECE FOR US IS THE FOOD CONTINUES TO DECLINE AND WITHOUT THE REVENUE PIECES THAT IS PART OF THAT, WE ARE UNABLE TO ACQUIRE ANYMORE FOOD THAT COMES IN FROM THE ASPECTS OF DRY GOOD.

THE FOOD BANK WHO IS A LARGE PROVIDER OF OURS HAS CUT DOWN THEIR FOOD BY 40%. WE USED TO GET TEN PALLETS OF FOOD A DAY. UNFORTUNATELY HER HUSBAND PASSED AWAY AND SHE'S RETIRE FROM US. ON THAT PATH OF NO GRANTS.

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OBVIOUSLY HAVING NO BIG FUNDRAISER I CAN BRING TO ATTENTION. NO EVENTS THAT I CAN DO.

HAS DEFINITELY PUT A STRAIN. I'M A BIG FORWARD THINKING KIND OF GUY. WE TRY TO PLAN FOR THE FUTURE WITH THE OTHER STORES I'VE ACQUIRED.

THAT HAS BEEN DONE IN THE LAST 90 DAYS.

ONE I TOOK OVER I HAD OPEN FOR EIGHT DAYS WHEN I TOOK IT OVER WE HAD TO SHUT DOWN FOR COVID. THAT'S A NEGATIVE PIECE.

FOR THE CONTINUATION OF FUNDING WE HAVE SOME GOOD SUPPORTERS.

WE HAVE CERTAIN GRANTS DID WE ARE ACCUSTOMED TO GETTING IN.

NOT THE FRUIT OF OUR WORK OVER THE LAST SIX TO EIGHT MONTHS BEFORE THAT FOR OUR STORE PERSPECTIVE, THIS IS THE PART THAT WE CONTINUE TO WORK AND DONATIONS CONTINUE TO FLOOD IN.

THE ABILITY TO HANDLE IT ALL HAS BECOME THE BIG STRAIN AND ABILITY TO COVER THE FOOD HAS BECOME A BIG STRAIN.

WE'RE DOWN TO I'VE EXHAUSTED ALL THE RESERVES.

MAKING THE BIG CUTS. KIND OF OUT OF -- WE'LL MAKE THIS LAST PAYROLL, WE'VE NOTIFIED THE STAFF WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN TO EITHER DEPEND COMPLETELY ON VOLUNTEERS ONLY IF I CAN TO KEEP THE PANARY PART OPEN OR FORCED TO GO AHEAD AND CLOSE DOWN. I THINK AS A WHOLE WE SHOULD BE FROM WHAT I'VE GATHERED THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS, WE'VE TALKED TO THE VOLUNTEERS, WE'RE GOING TO ATTEMPT TO KEEP THE PANARY PART OPEN THROUGH NEXT WEEK OBVIOUSLY DEPENDENING TO OUTCOME OF THESE TYPE OF MEETINGS. YES, I HAVE APPLIED FOR SBA LOANS. THEY FINALLY ACCEPTED MY LOAN REQUEST. THEY ARE NOT THE BEST IDEAS FOR US BUT THEY ARE DEFINITELY ONES WE ARE WILLING TO TAKE ON IF THAT'S WHAT IT TAKES. OTHERWISE WE'RE JUST CONTINUING OUR CAUSE OF WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO GET DONE WITH THE KNOWLEDGE BASE THAT FUNDING IS JUST NOT THERE.

IF YOU'VE BEEN WATCHING OUR FACEBOOK STUFF LATELY, WE'VE BEGUN DAILY ASKING FOR REQUESTS, REQUESTING FOR ASSISTANCE FROM OUR COMMUNITY OF WHICH WE HAVE SEEN A COUPLE HUNDRED DOLLARS COME STROLLING IN THROUGH THERE WHICH IS A BIG PLUS.

EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR IS A PLUS. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE MAGNITUDE OF WHAT IT TAKES TO RUN OUR FACILITY, MOST HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT DOES TAKE. UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE NOT FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE LANDLORDS WHO GIVE US RENT FOR FREE. WE DON'T PROVIDE SERVICES TO THOSE VETERANS. MOST OF WHICH HAVE GONE REMOTELY FOR A LOT OF THE COUNSELING ASPECTS OF IT.

THE MENTAL HEALTH ASPECTS, THE CALLS ARE VIRTUAL.

I DO STILL HAVE TWO OF MY STAFF OVER THERE EVERY DAY HANDLING MORE OF THE HOMELESS COMPONENT OF THAT.

WE SHIFTED THE WAY WE ARE HANDLING THOSE FOLKS TO ACCOMMODATE FOR THE NEED FOR SAFETY AND SO YOU TAKE THE TWO BUILDINGS IN TOWN WHICH ARE THE ROWLETT IS NUMBER THREE ON OUR BIG LIST OF SUPPLIERS OF OUR CLIENTS THAT WE HAVE THAT COME TO US. THIS IS WHY WE OPENED UP STORES IN HOPES I COULD DIVERT THAT FUNDING TO COME OVER HERE.

THOSE HAVE NOT COME TO LIFE. THE COVID PIECE HAS BEEN A FACTOR. I'VE BEEN WORKING EVERY DAY WITH ALL THE CREDITORS. MOST OF THEM ARE WILLING TO HELP ME. A COUPLE OF MONTHS OUT ON SOME OF THESE AND PATIENCE BEGINS TO BE AN ISSUE.

YOU TALK ABOUT JUST RENT ALONE HERE IN THESE TWO FACILITIES, YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT IN EXCESS OF $23,000 A MONTH.

JUST ON THAT WOMAN POINT ALONE. THE NUMBERS GET BIG QUICK.

WHEN I MADE MY OFFER MY ASK BACK A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, IT FOCUSED AROUND THE BIG PICTURE FOR ME WHICH IS NOT JUST WHAT I'M DEALING WITH TODAY, WHEN I WOULD EXPECT TO HOPEFULLY OPEN THE DOORS --

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COMPONENTS. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE. IF WE CARRY ON TOO MUCH LONGER, OBVIOUSLY IT'S GOING TO BE MORE SEVERE.

UNLICK SOME COMPONENT WHICH IS IS WHY WE MADE THE ASK.

WE CAN'T QUICKLY RECOUP, WE DO ANTICIPATE ONCE WE GET BACK INTO THE PROGRAMS OF DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS THAT WE WILL HAVE FOLKS COMING IN THE DOOR BUT WE DON'T KNOW TODAY AT WHAT PACE THEY WILL COME IN. WE ARE LOOKING FOR HA SUPPORT AS WE CONTINUE. I SENT YOU GUYS A BREAK DOWN OF THE CLIENT BASE WE HAVE WHICH GIVES YOU SOME IDEA ABOUT THE NUMBER OF FOLKS WE HANDLE HERE IN ROWLETT.

IT'S ABOUT 1355 ROWLETT FAMILIES THAT WE CURRENTLY PROVIDE SERVICES TO. I TRIED MY BEST -- I HOPE YOU LOOKED AT THAT MAP. OBVIOUSLY THE NUMBERS ABOUT 4700 ROWLETT RESIDENTS. THE NUMBERS ARE LOWER COMPARED TO OTHER CITIES IN THE AREA. THE OVERALL NUMBER IS AROUND 18%. WE ARE SITTING MORE CLOSER TO THE SINGLE DIGIT NUMBERS E NUMBERS WHEN IT COMES TO OVERALL POP LOSE. TO BE IN THE 6% RANGE IS STILL A BIG NUMBER. THAT IS WHAT IT WAS ABOUT A YEAR AGO. WE WERE AROUND 3.6%.

THE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO CLIMB. BUT AGAIN, I THINK THAT'S JUST I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S BECAUSE OF THE LAST FEW WEEKS, BUT THE NUMBERS GRADUALLY KEEP CREEPING UP.

WE ARE ACCUSTOMED TO 200 NEW FAMILIES A MONTH THAT COME THROUGH HERE. AGAIN AT THIS PACE RIGHT NOW WE'RE CLICKING AROUND 400. THAT'S THE OVERVIEW WITH WE ARE AT. I'LL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE. WE ARE LOOKING FOR THAT AVAILABILITY THAT IS THERE AND THE SUPPORT OF THE CITY.

>> SO COUPLE OF THINGS I'D LIKE TO ASK.

CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE TEXAS FOOD BANK AND JUST GIVE COUNCIL AND THE PUBLIC NOT ONLY WHAT IS GOING ON CURRENTLY WITH THE FOOD BANK AND THE DIFFICULTIES THEY ARE HAVING THAT ARE FLOWING DOWN TO YOU, BUT ALSO WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK AND HOW ARE YOU GETTING ALL OF YOUR FOOD AND NOT JUST FROM THE NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK BUT FROM OTHER SOURCES AND HOW IS THAT DRYING UP? TALK ABOUT ALL OF THAT PLEASE.

>> SO OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK, I'LL START WITH THAT. WE ARE CONSIDERED THE LARGEST PRODUCER OF NUTRITIONAL MEALS BY THE NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK.

THEY ARE STRUGGLING. IF YOU'VE BEEN SEEING THEIR RECENT PLEAS TO THE PUBLIC. THEY ARE CLAIMING THAT THEY ARE REACHING THE CRITICAL POINT WHERE THEY HAVE TO HAVE A LOT OF FUNDING. OBVIOUSLY TO CONTINUE THE TRY TO FIND FOOD, IT BECOMES MORE OF A LARGER CONCERN IF YOU WILL IN THAT THEY HAVE TO PURCHASE MORE FOOD.

FOR US THEIR REQUEST MIRRORS OURS, WITH THE DEMAND AS HIGH AS IT IS, PEOPLE AREN'T GIVING AS MUCH MONEY AS THEY WERE, WE KIND OF LOOK FOR THEM TO GIVE US MORE SUPPORT, THEY UNFORTUNATELY HAVE INFORMED US IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TODAY.

OUR OTHER SUPPORT MECHANISMS DEAL MANY RETAIL PEOPLE THAT ARE OUT THERE. WE'VE HAD TARGETS HERE IN TOWN, WE HAVE TWO ALDI STORES, ONE HERE, TWO SPROUTS, ONE HERE AND ONE IN MURPHY, THREE WAL-MARTS, WE HAVE NOW OFFICIALLY LOST OUR SAM'S AND OUR KROGER HOOKUPS. AND WE'VE HAD SUPPORT FROM LOCAL PRODUCE PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME IN. BUT THOSE ARE OUR PRIMARIES IF YOU WILL THAT PROVIDE FOOD TO US DAILY.

ALL THE PRODUCE AND MEAT AND BREAD THAT COMES FROM RETAIL HAS BEEN DIMINISHED DUE TO THE HIGHER RATE OF PURCHASE.

I THINK THAT THE RETAIL STORES HAVE BEEN TRYING TO BE VERY CONSCIOUS ABOUT HOW THEY FILL THEIR ORDERS WHICH MEANS THEIR OVERAGE WILL BE REDUCED. THIS LAST WEEK HAS BEEN A LITTLE BIT HIGHER RATE FOR THE FOOD COMING TO US THAN IT WAS THE

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FIRST WEEK IN APRIL. THEY HAVE VOWED SUPPORT BUT THEY WILL NOT SUPPORT US FINANCIALLY OR ANYMORE WITH FOOD.

I THINK THEIR DEMAND THEY'VE GONE OUT TO THE MORE PUBLIC.

I THINK THEY ARE TRYING TO BE MORE OF A COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT NOT SO MUCH INTO THE AGENCIES. OTHER THAN THAT, OBVIOUSLY WE CONTINUE FROM A PROCUREMENT ENVIRONMENT REACHING OUT THE ANYBODY WHO IS NOT PART OF US. WE'VE HAD A LOT OF FOOD DRIVES WE'VE BEEN ASKING FOR AND FOOD HAS BEGUN TO COME IN.

OUR BIG PRIMARIES ARE THE FOOD BANK AND THAT RELATIONSHIP IS STRONG AS IT MAY BE. AND IN THE RETAIL AGAIN HAS BEEN A GOOD RELATIONSHIP BUT THEY CONTINUE TO DWINDLE.

IT'S BEEN VERY IMPACTFUL. YOU CAN IMAGINE THE LOSS OF SAM'S, WE HAD TWO SAM'S, WE PICKED UP ONE IN DALLAS AND ONE IN GARLAND. THESE ARE BEING DONE DAILY DURING THE WEEK. JUST THE SAM'S ALONE HAS COST US ABOUT 35 PALLETS A WEEK IN FOOD. THAT IS HUGE WHEN THEY PULL OUT.

THE KROGER OF COURSE IS NOT AS MUCH PROBABLY ABOUT 25,000 POUNDS A MONTH. BUT THAT WAS ONE OF OUR BIGGEST MEAT COMPONENTS. THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF OUR LARGEST. IT'S GONE FROM RECEIVING A HUGE VARIETY OF ALL THE VARIABLES OF FOOD FROM MEAT, BREAD, DESERTS AND ESPECIALLY PRODUCE AND CANNED GOODS.

WE'VE ALL BUT MOST THE MEAT COMPONENT WHICH ARE IMPORTANT AS WELL AS THE BREAD AND DESSERTS THAT WE WERE PASSING OUT.

ALL OF THAT HAS BEEN DRIED UP PRETTY HARD THE LAST THREE OR FOUR WEEKS. WE HAVE SEEN AN INCREASE IN THE DELI COMPONENT. THEY ARE NOT SELLING AS MUCH.

>> THANK YOU FOR THAT. JUST TO EXPAND A LITTLE BIT ON WHY YOU LOST THE TWO SAM'S AND THEN COULD YOU ALSO TALK ABOUT I KNOW THE NATIONAL GUARD IS HELPING AT THE NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK R THERE ANY RESOURCES COMING TO YOU THAT WAY?

>> SO WE LOST THE SAM'S BECAUSE THE NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK PULLED IT BACK. THEY WANTED THE FOOD FOR THEMSELVES. I HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THAT.

ALL THESE RETAIL COMPONENTS WE CONNECT WITH, WE SIGN CONTRACTS WITH. THE SAM'S COMES FROM THE FOOD BANK SO THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO IT.

THAT'S WHY WE LOST THE SAM'S. WITH REGARDS TO THE OTHER COMPONENT AGAIN I LOST TRACK OF THAT PIECE.

WHAT WAS YOUR QUESTION? >> THE NATIONAL GUARD?

>> NATIONAL GUARD. I DID REACH OUT TO THE NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK LAST WEEK REGARDING THAT PIECE.

THEY WERE ALLOCATED 270 NATIONAL GUARDMEN.

WE HAVE IN OUR INITIAL RESPONSE TO THEM, THEY ASKED US FOR.

THAT I SAID NO I DIDN'T WANT IT. ONLY BECAUSE OF CONCERNS I THOUGHT IT MAY BE PER SEPTEMBERLY THE MESSAGE.

I ADVISED THEM WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO TAKE A HAND FULL OF THEM.

INITIALLY THE ALLOCATION WAS FOR FIVE OF THEM.

THEY ARE NOW GOING BACK TO LOOK AT THEIR NUMBERS TO SEE ABOUT TRYING TO ALLOCATE MORE THAN WHAT THEY INITIALLY REQUESTED BECAUSE THEIR DEMAND WAS PRETTY HIGH AS WELL.

AS OF RIGHT NOW 260 HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED.

WE DON'T HAVE AN ANSWER YET. THE LAST INPUT THEY HAD TO US WAS LOOK WHEN DO YOU WANT THEM, HOW MANY HOURS AND WHAT CAN YOU HAVE THEM DO? THEY RESPONDED TO THAT.

I'VE NOT GOTTEN CLARITY WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE.

>> QUESTIONS, COMMENTS? >> TO THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN

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AFFECTED. >> HE'S HAVING AN ADDITIONAL 30 FAMILIES PER DAY TO HELP WITH ALL THE SHORTAGES HE'S HAD.

I WOULD SUPPORT DOING WHATEVER WE CAN TO KEEP LIFE MESSAGE KEEP THEIR DOORS OPEN AND HEALTHY AND HELP THEM GET THROUGH THIS SO THAT THEY CAN CONTINUE TO SERVING REALLY THE MOST

VULNERABLE IN OUR COMMUNITY. >> I TOTALLY AGREE EVERYTHING THAT MARTHA JUST SAID. THE SERVICE THAT YOU PROVIDE TO THIS COMMUNITY AND AROUND HERE CHRIS IS UNBELIEVABLE.

LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION. ON WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT BURN RATE, HOW MUCH OF THAT PERCENTAGE GOES TO FOOD AND HOW CAN YOU -- ANY AMOUNT THAT WE'RE ABLE TO DEVELOP TO GIVE AND OTHER MONEYS THAT YOU GET IN, ARE YOU ABLE TO STRETCH THAT AS FAR AS YOU CAN? ARE YOU DEALING WITH SOME OF THE FAITH BASED GROUPS TOO AND DONATIONS? I KNOW LAKE POINT HAS BEEN GETTING LOTS OF DONATIONS AND THEY'VE BEEN GIVE AGO WAY CLOSE TO 2,000 MEALS IN THE PAST MONTH. THEY ARE STILL DOING IT.

I DON'T KNOW IF THEY ARE HELPING OTHER GROUPS OR NOT.

WHAT ARE THOSE SPLIT WITHIN THAT BURN RATE THAT YOU HAVE A MONTH AND IS MOST OF IT FOOD AND HOW DO YOU EXTEND THIS IF YOU CAN?

>> SO BEING FAIR, WE DON'T GET A LOT OF SUPPORT FROM THE LOCAL CHURCH ENVIRONMENT WHEN IT COMES TO SOMETHING LIKE LAKE POINT.

LAKE POINT HAS THEIR OWN PROGRAMS IN PLACE OBVIOUSLY.

IN THE PAST THEY'VE BEEN KNOWN TO PROVIDE US PRETTY GOOD SIZE GROUPS OF VOLUNTEERS. THAT WAS A PLUS.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE AMOUNT OF AND OUR BURN RATE NUMBERS HOW THE STRETCH THAT OBVIOUSLY, WHEN YOU LOOK AT TWO BUILDING PIECE HERE IN TOWN THAT I SPEND ABOUT $69,000 A MONTH ON, KNOWING THAT ROUGHLY CLOSE TO 25,000 OF THAT IS JUST IN RENT ALONE, KNOWING THAT I HAVE 25 STAFF HERE, THAT BURNS EVEN BELOW INCOMES I PAY PEOPLE IS 35 TO $36,000 A MONTH. YOU ARE PUSHING TIGHT SCHEDULES AS IT IS. WHEN YOU LOOK AT SPENDING ROUGHLY 55,000, 60,000 ON OPERATIONAL PIECES.

WE DO SPEND AS A WHOLE. KEEP IN MIND, I'VE NOT HAD A REDUCTION FOOD. NOW WE'RE SEEING THOSE COMPONENTS AS WELL. WE SPEND ON THE WHOLE BETWEEN 5-$9,000 A MONTH IN ACTUAL FOOD. AND THEN ALL THE REST IS THE SUPPORTING PIECES. WE PAY THE STAFF TO GO TO THESE PLACES EVERY DAY. YOU HAVE PAYROLL PIECES, GAS PIECES. INSURANCE.

EXPENSES THAT GO WITH THAT. FUNDING FOR FOOD WHICH WE SPEND BETWEEN 5-$9,000. WE SPENT $10,000 ONE MONTH BUT THAT'S NOT NORMALLY. I CAN BUY FOOD VERY CHEAP.

WHEN I LOOK FOR ASSISTANCE IN THAT AREA, ECONOMY HOPE YOU GUYS KNOW I'M NOT IN THE HABIT OF ASKING.

IT'S A BIG DEAL FOR KNOW ASK. WE LOOK FOR TO KEEP OUR ALLOCATION AND HOW MUCH WE SPEND ON FOOD GO OUT AND GET A CAN OF CORN TODAY FOR $1. WE PAY 14 CENTS.

ALL THINGS BEING FAIR TODAY, NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK HAS DRIED UP OF ALL THOSE COMPONENTS. WHEN I ORDER EPHOD I ORDER BY THE PALLET. WE BUY IN BULK.

WE TRY TO THINK ABOUT HOW MUCH I CAN SAVE ON THE FUNDING.

MOST OF OUR FUNDING DOES GO TOWARDS OPERATIONAL EXPENSES.

BUT BECAUSE I GET ROUGHLY 3 TO 400,000 POUNDS A MONTH OF FREE

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FOOD. IF I SPEND $5,000 ON FOOD WHICH

I GET 14 CENTS A POUND,. >> WHERE I'M GOING WITH IT CHRIS AND DON'T WORRY, YOU SHOULD NEVER FEEL BAD ABOUT ASKING BECAUSE THE SERVICE THAT YOU PROVIDE IS -- THAT IS WHAT I'M INTERESTED IN IS HOW DO WE BREAK THIS DOWN AND WHAT IS THE BEST WAY FOR TO US ALLOCATE IT TO YOU.

I WANT IT TO GO TOWARDS SERVICES.

I UNDERSTAND YOU NEED THE STAFF AND NEED TO PAY RENT AND DO ALL OF THOSE THINGS. BUT HOW DO WE GEAR AS MUCH TOWARD HITTING THE SHORT FALLS OF WHAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO NEED AND BRIDGE THE GAP UNTIL THOSE LOANS COME N. HOW WE STRUCTURE THAT IS WHY I ASKED SOME OF THOSE QUESTIONS.

>> OBVIOUSLY FOR ME I AM PRETTY POSITIVE ON THE ASK FROM MY PAYROLL COMPONENT. THAT REALLY IN MY MIND ONCE THAT GETS APPROVED CAN BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION SO I DON'T HAVE TO PUT THAT ON A PLATE. I'M OPTIMISTIC THAT WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS WE'LL BE BACK UP AND RUNNING AGAIN.

I THINK THE PAYROLL PART CAN BE REMOVED FROM THE EQUATION NOW THAT I'VE APPLIED AND I THINK I CAN GET THAT FUNDING.

I DID NOT KNOW WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE.

BUT WHEN IT COMES TO BRIDGING THAT GAP PIECE IN THERE, OBVIOUSLY THE MORE TIME THAT WE'RE DOWN IS GOING TO BE A PROBLEM. MY OTHER EXPENSES THAT COME OUT OF THAT IS A VERY BIG ONE FOR US OBVIOUSLY THAT THE PATIENCE HAS BEEN RELATIVELY STRONG THE LAST FEW WEEKS AS I'VE ROLLED OVER TO THE NEXT MISSOURI AND PROBABLY GOING TO BE ANOTHER MONTH I ROLL OVER. I'M GOING TO BE HONEST THE CONVERSATION WEED ED WITH REGARDS TO FEMA POSSIBILITIES AND HELP WITH FOOD COMPONENTS. I SEE ED IS ON HERE.

OBVIOUSLY FEMA WILL NOT INTERJECT WITH US AS A CHAR PI.

BUT THEY WILL WITH THE CITY. SO THAT SHOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WE SHOULD HAVE THAT CONVERSATION WITH.

I THINK ED KNOWS MORE ABOUT THIS THAN I DO.

TO LOOK FOR THE CITY FOR ASSIST INNOCENCE THAT AREA BOWLED ANOTHER LARGE COMPONENT. IS THERE IS QUITE A FEW FUNDS AVAILABLE THERE. I'M NOT SURE HOW YOU WOULD HAVE TO GET AHOLD OF FOOD. BUT THE FACT THAT YOU CAN PURCHASE THIS FOOD AND THEN GIVE IT OUT HOW YOU FEEL NECESSARY AT NO COST TO THE CITY. TO ME THAT CARRIES SOME GOOD WEIGHT IN THE ABSENCE OF PERISHABLE FOOD WHICH COMES THE NEED FOR MORE DRY GOODS. UNTIL I CAN FIGURE OUT HOW FEMA COULD PLAY A PART HERE, MY ONLY ASK GETS INTO TO PROVIDE THE DAY-TO-DAY. FY GET PAYROLL PIECE WORKED OUT PRETTY QUICK ECONOMY APPRECIATE THE OPTIMISM OF THE TIME LINE ON THAT. I HOPE THAT IT'S QUICK.

EVEN IF IT'S ONE OR TWO WEEKS. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE. I SPOKE TO SOMEONE ELSE TODAY THAT THEY HAD PUT IN THEIRS ON THE 3RD, GOT APPROVED ON THE 10TH. NONPROFIT HADS A SLIGHT DELAY.

OURS IS IN AND HAS BEEN ACKNOWLEDGED AND ACCEPTED.

WE'RE WAITING FOR THE FINAL YES ON THAT PART.

THE REAL BIG NUMBER IS I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE BIG NUMBER S.

OBVIOUSLY THE FOOD PIECE I NEED START ACQUIRING FOOD BECAUSE THE NUMBERS ARE SURMOUNTING SO BIG AND THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WE'RE HELPING EVERY DAY. TRUTH BE TOLD I HAVE THE BASIC OPERATIONAL NEEDS I CAN'T COVER. DEPENDS ON HOW LONG IT TAKES FOR US TO GET BACK UP AND RUNNING. THAT'S A BIG QUESTION.

TOO MANY UNKNOWNS TO BE HONEST WITH YOU.

>> >> MORE OF A COMMENT THAN A QUESTION. I DO AGREE WITH MARTHA AND MATT ABOUT THE COMMENTS ABOUT LIFE MESSAGE.

THEY ARE CRITICAL TO OUR COMMUNITY.

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I MUST SAY THAT I'M A LITTLE CONCERNED WITH PROVIDING THE TOTAL 200,000 OR 160 THE LIFE MESSAGE.

I THINK WE CAN DO IT IN A MORE PHASED APPROACH.

I AM AGAINST ALLOCATING ANY FUNDING THAT WOULD FUND SALARIES AT THIS TIME. I BELIEVE THAT THE FUNDING REALLY SHOULD GO TO IFTH FOOD SUPPLIES AND LEASE PAYMENT PROBABLY TO THE LIFE MESSAGE BUILDING IN ROWLETT.

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SEE SOME CONTINGENCIES IN PLACE IF WE ALLOCATE ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO LIFE MESSAGE.

I THINK THERE IS ALSO SOME A NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT WOULD BE I'M SURE MORE THAN WILLING TO HELP THE OPERATION TO OFF IS IT THE SALARY COST.

THAT'S JUST MY OPINION. >> WE HAD OVER 7,000 VOLUNTEERS AT THIS FACILITY. IT A VERY LARGE DAY-TO-DAY FACILITY AND I CAN APPRECIATE WHICHEVER DIRECTION Y'ALL GO WITH. TO THABO VIED FOOD TO OVER 140,000 PEOPLE ANNUALLY AND I HAVE 25 STAFF AT PEAK.

MOST OF LAST YEAR I HAD BETWEEN 18 AND 206789 I RUN TIGHT SHIPS.

IT'S A WHOLE LOT OF VOLUNTEERS. THE COVID 19 IS BRINGING INTO PLAY THE CONCERNS ABOUT WHAT THEIR HEALTH IS LIKE TO COME VOLUNTEER FOR US. WE PUSHED EVERYBODY OUTSIDE.

NO LONGER CAN THEY COME INSIDE THE DOORS TO ENGAGE IN THAT LEVEL. PLEASE JUST NOTE THAT WE HAVE A BIG VOLUNTEER BASE IF IT WAS NOT FOR THE COVID PART I DON'T THINK THAT IS GOING TO BE A FACTOR KNOWING I HAD SO MANY VOLUNTEERS LAST YEAR THAT CAME TO OUR FACILITY.

THE DAY-TO-DAY IS HUGE. IT'S A LARGE OPERATION BETWEEN THE TWO FACILITIES. PLEASE DON'T UNDERVALUE WHEN IT COMES TO THE HAND FULL OF PEOPLE I HAVE ON STAFF.

>> WHAT I WAS GOING TO SAY IN THAT REGARD WAS THE SBA LOANS ARE FORGIVABLE LOANS TO THE EXTENT HA THEY COVER THE PAYROLL. AS I UNDERSTAND IT.

AND BASED ON WHAT YOU ARE SEEING CHRIS WOULD IT COVER YOUR ENTIRE STAFF? I DON'T HAVE AN APPRECIATION OF

THOSE KIND OF DETAILS. >> I THINK IF I'M APPROVED FOR THE PPP PART I THINK I'LL BE FINE FOR THE NEXT 60 DAYS.

I'LL MAKE ADDITIONAL CUTS. WE'LL WORK AROUND THOSE NUMBERS TO MAKE IT WORK. MY STAFF TODAY ARE A LOT OF THEM WORKING OVER TIME WITH NO EXTRA FUNDS AND MOST OF THEM ARE WORKING FOR FREE ANYWAY RIGHT NOW.

MY WIFE AND I CONTINUE TO WORK DOWN THERE FOR FREE.

WE'RE HERE EVERY WEEKEND AS WELL.

I THINK IF I GET APPROVAL PRETTY QUICK, THEN THE SALARY COMPONENT SHOULDN'T BE A MITIGATING FACTOR UNLESS OF COURSE THE DELAY OF OPENING FOR THE BUSINESSES THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITIES AND STATE GET DELAYED PAST -- FIT GETS INTO THE FIRST OF JUNE, THEN THINGS WILL BEGIN TO GET MORE LINKY ON US BECAUSE IT WILL TAKE US LONG TORE REBOUND BACK. I HEARD THE.

WE DON'T KNOW HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE TO US REBOUND, PEOPLE GET BACK TO WORK AND GET OUT IN THE PUBLIC AND COMING TO OUR STORES

AND INTERACTING THAT WAY. >> I THINK RELYING ON YOUR STORES TO FUND TO THE EXTENT THEY HAVE HISTORICALLY IS PROBABLY NOT GOING TO HAPPEN AND CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO HAPPEN AT THE INITIATION OF OPENING BACK UP.

BUT HOPEFULLY IF PEOPLE CAN GET BACK TO WORK.

THAT THE DRAIN ON THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE COMING IN YOUR FACILITY CAN DECREASE. SO I'M GOING TO CALL ON WHITNEY.

BLAKE, DID YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE?

>> MY BAD. >> MARTHA YOUR HAND IS STILL RAISED. WHITNEY, I'M GOING TO CALL ON

YOU. >> THANK YOU.

SO CHRIS, I WANT TO PUT THINGS ANYWAY DIFFERENT WAY AND THAT IS THAT I LIKE THE POINT ABOUT KIND OF A PHASED APPROACH AND KIND OF SEEING HOW WE GO THROUGH THIS. SO IN THAT MANNER WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO KEEP THE FOOD BANKROLLING AT ITS CURRENT LEVEL

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FORT NEXT 30 DAYS? >> DEFINITELY NOT $200,000.

I DON'T NEED THAT KIND OF FUNDING.

TO BE HONEST WITH YOU. IF THEY'LL APPROVE BY PPP PART YOU GET INTO MORE OF A IF I BRING ALL THE STAFF BACK, YOU GOT THE RENTS, UTILITIES AND FOOD PURCHASES, YOU ARE TALKING REALISTICALLY IN THE 45 TO 60 NUMBER.

IF I CAN GET ANY KIND OF OUTSIDE WHICH WE'VE JUST BEGUN ASKING FOR THE COMMUNITY TO GIVE US FUNDING, THAT WILL BE A QUESTION. AND THEN ME ABLE TO BUY MORE, THEN NUMBERS GO DOWN MORE. THE ASK I HAD UP FRONT WAS WHAT WE KNEW WAS A BIG ASK. I'M NOT OPPOSED TO SOME STAIR STEPPED APPROACH. I'M NOT ASKING FOR SOME BIG HUGE NUMBERS TO SAY FRONT ME A BUNCH OF MONEY AND LET'S MAKE IT ROLL.

HOW LONG IS IT GOING TAKE THE PPP TO GET GOING? THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION. IF IT'S A WEEK IT'S LESS.

IF IT'S TWO WEEKS, IT'S A LITTLE BIT MORE.

IF IT'S TWO WEEKS PREPARE MYSELF BECAUSE THE DISCUSSION I'VE HAD WITH THE STAFF STILL ON BOARD RIGHT NOW THAT THEY ARE GOING TO START FILING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT AND HAVE TO MOVE ON.

WHAT IS THE NUMBER? SOMEWHERE IN THAT RANGE.

PROBABLY 45, 50, MAYBE. >> THANK YOU FOR THAT.

CAN WE GHETTOED COMMENT ON THE FEMA PIECE BECAUSE WE'VE NOT GOTTEN INTO THE DETAILS OF THAT YET.

>> TYPICALLY IN THE PAST CDBG HAS BEEN ABLE TO UTILIZE TO RECOVER 25% COST. TYPICALLY 75% SHARE.

25% LOCAL SHARE. AND A LOCAL JURISDICTION COULD USE CDBG TO RECOVER THAT FOR A NET COST OF 0 FAR PROJECT.

I ASKED A QUESTION WILL WE BE ABLE TO USE FUNDING TO COVER THE 25% COST SHARE TO MAKE IN THIS A ZERO NET COST TO US.

STILL WAITING FOR AN ANSWER ON. THAT STILL A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY ON THE BENEFIT ISSUE. I'M HOPING THAT BASED ON PRECEDENCE THAT THIS WILL BE SOMETHING THAT IS ALLOWED.

STILL WORKING ON IT IS THE MAIN POINT I WANT TO MAKE.

>> CAN WE EVEN FREE UP FUND RIGHT NOW OR ARE WE A WEEK OR TWO AWAY OF BEING ABLE TO FREE UP THAT 161?

>> I KNOW MONEY IS IN PLACE. HOWEVER WE JUST NEED A TAD BIT MORE CLARIFICATION. WITHIN A WEEK'S TIME WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO FREE UP SOME AMOUNT OF FUNDING.

>> AS IN THAT CB FUND ALLOCATION.

>> 161 PART? >> RIGHT.

WE WOULD STILL HAVE TO DO THE NECESSARY -- CREATE AN ACTION FUND FOR IT AND FOLLOW THE STEPS FOR THAT BUT AN EXPEDITED WAY OF

MANAGING THAT. >> WHEN WOULD WE ACTUALLY GET

SNUBBED. >> YOU DON'T KNOW I'M SURE?

>> OK. I'M GOING TO SHIFT GEARS.

>> THE ONLY POINT I WANTED TO MAKE IS WE TYPICALLY ADVANCE ANY WAY. ONCE WE PAY IT OUT, THEN WE ASK FOR REIMBURSEMENT. IT NOT TYPICALLY THAT WE HAVE THE MONEY AHEAD OF TIME. WE'RE STILL A COUPLE OF WEEKS OFF FROM BEING ABLE TO START DRAWING IT DOWN.

>> OK THANK YOU SIR. >> I'M GOING TO SHIFT GEARS A LITTLE BIT. THIS DISCUSSION IS GETTING LENGTHY. I'M GOING TO TRY TO SUMMARIZE IT AND WE CAN BACK UP FROM MY SUMMARIZATION.

>> ONE OF THE THINGS WE'VE USED FUND FOR IS UTILITY ASSISTANCE FOR ROWLETT SPECIFIC RESIDENT. AND I MENTIONED THIS LAST WEEK.

THAT I REALLY WANT US TO CONSIDER ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THAT NEED WITH RESIDENTS. PARDON ME.

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SO WE'VE HISTORICALLY LET OUR RESIDENTS HA HAVE A CERTAIN PARAMETERS GET UTILITY ASSISTANCE ON A EVERY 12 MONTHS THEY HAVE TO MEET CERTAIN INCOME PARAMETERS AND THEY CAN ONLY DO IT ONCE EVERY 12 MONTHS AND THEY ARE LIMITED TO I THINK IT'S $250 PER ASK. AND RIGHT NOW THE SALVATION ARMY HAS $12,000 FUNDED BY THE CITY OF ROWLETT REMAINING IN THEIR COFFERS. AND THEY ARE VAGUE HUGE AMOUNT OF REQUESTS FROM ROWLETT RESIDENTS FOR ASSISTANCE NOT ONLY WITH UTILITY BILLS BUT WITH RENT, POWER PAYMENTS AND ALL KIND OF THINGS. PAM HAS WORKED WITH THE SALVATION ARMY FOLKS TO COME UP WITH A RECOMMENDATION OR AN ASK FROM THE SALVATION ARMY OF THE CITY'S USE OF CDBG FUNDS TO HELP ROWLETT SPECIFIC RESIDENTS IN THE AREA OF RENT AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE. PAM, IF YOU COULD GO OVER THE DETAILS OF WHAT THE CURRENT PROGRAM PARAMETERS ARE.

I SENT THOSE TO YOU TODAY. >> FIRST OF ALL, I CHECKED WITH SALVATION ARMY, CONTINUE SHELLY AND SHE SAID THAT 75,000 FOR THE RENT AND UTILITIES. AND WE HAVE 12,000 LEFT.

AND IN THE FUND. I'M TRYING TO FIND MY EMAIL.

SHE SAID THAT THEY ARE VERY STRICT ON THE PEOPLE THAT THEY LOOK AT. THEY MAKE SURE THAT INCOME AND EVERYTHING BUT IT HAS INCREASED BECAUSE OF COVID.

AND SHE'S AFRAID THEY WILL RUN OUT OF MONEY HELPING THE PEOPLE.

IT'S $250 FOR THE UTILITIES. AND THEY DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE WATER RIGHT NOW. THEY HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE OTHER UTILITIES. THE PUC SAID THEY REALLY DON'T CURRENTLY. BUT THEY HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THEIR RENT. THE PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO LET THEM STAY THERE FOR FREE. WHAT ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW?

>> I'M GOING GO OVER QUICKLY WHAT THE CURRENT PROGRAM PARAMETERS ARE. WENDY, ARE YOU ON THE PHONE? BRIAN, WHILE I'M TALKING PULL UP THE EMAIL FROM WENDY HA SHOWS THE FUNDING PER YEAR TO THE SALVATION ARMY.

THE CURRENT PROGRAM PARAMETERS THAT WE HAVE TO HELP ROWLETT CITIZENS WITH UTILITY BILLS ARE THEY CAN ONLY ASK IT ONCE EVERY 12 MONTHS ON A ROLLING BASIS. THE CLIENTS HAVE TO SHOW THEY MAKE 70% OF LESS OF THE MEDIAN INCOME AS DEFINED BY HOD.

MUST BE IN THE CLIENT'S NAME AND CAPPED AT $250 PER REQUEST PER FAMILY PER ADDRESS. AND THESE FUNDS CANNOT BE USED USED TO PAY FOR PENALTIES AND THERE IS NO LENGTH OF TIME AS FAR AS WHAT THE RESIDENTS TO HAVE BEEN IN THEIR HOME TO

QUALIFY. >> THIS IS -- I WAS ABLE TO HIT MY UNMUTE BUTTON. I WAS LOCKED BETWEEN SCREENS.

>> HANG ON. THAT IS THE CURRENT PROGRAM PARAMETERS WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS WITH THE SALVATION ARMY ADMINISTERING THAT PROGRAM.

WENDY, NOW THAT WE CAN HEAR YOU, CAN YOU TELL US HOW MUCH WE'VE ALLOCATED TO THE SALVATION ARMY OVER THE HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM?

>> $140,516. 25,000 IN FISCAL YEAR 17, 22,000 6: NAIL 18. 35,831 IN 1.

AND 20,000 THIS YEAR. TO DATE WE HAVE PAID OUT $91,029

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IN REIMBURSEMENTS AND AS YOU SAID EARLIER THE REMAINING BALANCE TO BE PAID OUT IS 12,004 '6" DOLLARS 84.

>> AND SO WHAT THE CAPTAIN BEEN COMMUNICATING TO PAM IS THAT THEY -- THEY WOULD LIKE ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO SERVICE OUR RESIDENTS. THEY WOULD PROPOSE THEIR FIRST PREFERENCE WOULD BE TO HAVE RENT AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE WITH A CAP OF $750 PER FAMILY PER MONTH NOT TO EXCEED THREE MONTHS WITH THE FAMILY HAVING THE DISCRETION OF USING THAT 750 TO EITHER RENT OR UTILITIES. AND THEN THE SECOND PREFERENCE WOULD BE TO PROPOSE A MAXIMUM CAP OF 750 PER FAMILY NOT TO EXCEED THREE MONTHS WITH 250 TOWARDS UTILITIES AND REST TO RENT. THAT'S A PROPOSAL FROM THE SALVATION ARMY TO HELP SERVICE OUR RESIDENTS THIS TIME OF NEED WITH RENT AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE.

THEY WOULD STILL HAVE THE SAME REQUIREMENTS OF 80% OF MEDIAN INCOME AND THEY HAVE TO SHOW HOW THEY HAVE LOST THEIR INCOME STREAM AS A RESULT OF THE COVID 19 INCIDENT.

SO DID I MISS ANYTHING? >> NO.

>> I WILL OPEN THAT UP FOR DISCUSSION AT THIS TIME.

THIS IS A CDBG NEED. I'LL OPEN THAT UP FOR DISCUSSION

FOR Y'ALL. >> I THINK THERE IS A NEED THAT THERE THANKSGIVING IS THERE. I KNOW THEY DO A GOOD JOB.

I LIKE THE STRATEGIC APPROACH ON BOTH OF THEM.

WHERE MY RECOMMENDATION IS IF CHRIS NEEDS IN THE 50 TO 60 RANGE AND THEY ARE REQUESTING 75.

IF YOU DID 50 FOR BOTH OF THEM TO START OUT WITH, THAT KIND OF DEALS THE DECK RIGHT THERE AND THAT IS ABOUT A LITTLE LESS THAN HALF OF WHAT WE HAVE IN THERE AND THAT LEAVES WILLING ROOM TO DO A LITTLE MORE ONCE WE FIND OUT WHAT THE NEED IS AND HOW SOME OF THESE OTHER THINGS COME AROUND.

WE START OUT WITH 50 WITH CHRIS AND HE'S ABLE TO GET HIS PPP COVERED THROUGH GRANTS AND OTHER THINGS.

MAYBE WE CAN PUSH MORE TOWARD UTILITY ASSISTANT SIDE OF IT.

>> THAT WOULD BAY RECOMMENDATION I HAVE OFF THE TOP.

I DIDN'T SEE WHO RAISED THEIR HAND FIRST.

>> ONE THING I WAS DISCUSS THEY WOULD HAVE -- SALVATION ARMY WOULD HAVE TO BE APPROVED FOR THE CDBG CRITERIA.

I WOULD THINK THAT WOULD BE FINE.

WE HAVE TO REALIZE THEY MAY HAVE TO SIGN A NONSECTARIAN CLAUSE.

SO JUST SO YOU KNOW THERE WOULD BE A QUALIFICATION THAT WOULD HAVE TO BE DONE. I WOULD SUSPECT THAT THERE ARE CBG HAS SEPARATE PROCESSES AND WAIVE OTHERS I DON'T KNOW.

>> SALVATION ARMY GOES THROUGH HA PROCESS WITH GARLAND.

I DON'T KNOW THE TIMING DELAY BUT THE CAPABILITY IS THERE.

>> I WAS LOOKING AT THE RESPONSE THAT SHELLY HAD SENT TO YOU.

AND I SAW THAT ST. VINCENT SMALL ONE OF THEIR MAJOR REFERRAL AGENCIES. MAYBE HELP ME UNDERSTAND THIS PAM. FOR SOME REASON I WAS THINKING THAT ST. VINCENT DEPAUL ALSO HAD FUNDS FOR RENT ASSISTANCE.

>> THEY DO. I'M NOT SURE HOW THEY DISTRIBUTE IT BUT I KNOW THEY HAVE THE FUNDS FOR RENT ASSISTANCE AND

UTILITIES. >> THE COMMENT FROM THE CAPTAIN IS ABOUT THEY ARE REFERRING PEOPLE TO GET ASSISTANCE FROM

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SALVATION ARMY THAT ST. VINCENT DEPAUL CAN'T FULLY SERVICE.

AND THE SALVATION ARMY IS DOING A LOT OF THINGS TO HELP PEOPLE.

QUITE FRANKLY THE SALVATION ARMY HASN'T DONE ANY UTILITY ASSISTANCE TO ROWLETT RESIDENTS SINCE THE FALL OF 19 BECAUSE THEY'VE BEEN RESERVING THE REMAINING FUND FOR THE SUMMER OF 2020. THERE IS A DIRECT CORRELATION BETWEEN FUNDING THESE NEEDS THERE IS A DIRECT CORRELATION OF SALVATION ARMY FUNDING THESE NEEDS FOR ROWLETT RESIDENTS WHEN THE CITY OF ROWLETT ADVERTISES THAT THAT THOSE RESOURCES ARE OUT THERE. THE ST. VINCENT THING, THOSE ARE THE ONLY PEOPLE GETTING REFERRED TO THEM.

WE HAVEN'T PROMOTED THE PROGRAM. CERTAINLY WE HAVE PROMOTED IT HISTORICALLY. WE ROLL OUT FUNDING AND PROGRAM PARAMETERS THAT IS RENT AND UTILITIES AND IT'S PER MONTH AND IT'S A 500 MAX OR 750 MAX, THEY ARE GOING TO GET A LOT OF DIRECT REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE THEY ARE CURRENTLY NOT GETTING.

>> I JUST WONDERED HOW THAT WORKED WITH AN AGENCY THAT DOES PROVIDE FUNDING GIVING REFERRALS TO THE SALVATION ARMY.

>> CARRY OVER OF HERE IS ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE WE WERE

NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU. >> I THINK WE PROBABLY NEED TO TAKE A LOOK AT OUR CRITERIA AS WELL IF HAVE LIMITS ON PEOPLE BEING ABLE TO COME IN ONLY ONCE IN 12 MONTHS OR WHATEVER, THAT

PROBABLY NEEDS TO CHANGE TOO. >> THAT'S THE PARAMETERS I JUST WENT OVER. ONCE A MONTH FOR THREE MONTHS MAX. WE DECIDE THAT.

THAT IS THE RECOMMENDATION BY THE SALVATION ARMY.

FOR A MAXIMUM OF THREE MONTHS AND I AGREE WITH THAT.

>> I DON'T KNOW IF I DO OR NOT. IF WE ARE SAYING THAT WE'RE GOING TO FUND HELP FUND LIFE MESSAGE FOR A 30 DAY PERIOD, WE MAY WANT TO LOOK AT AN ALLOCATION TO THE SALVATION ARMY FOR THE INITIAL 30 DAY PERIOD WITH THE UNDERSTANDING WE CAN MOVE PRETTY QUICKLY WITH WEEKLY COUNCIL MEETINGS OF FUNDING THE NEXT AND NEXT. SO MUCH IS CHANGING SO QUICKLY

WITH EVERYTHING GUYS. >> THAT'S PROBABLY A GOOD APPROACH MAYOR. BECAUSE FUND WILL BE THERE.

IT WOULD GIVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE MORE STRATEGIC AND RESPONSE TOW CHANGING CONDITIONS.

>> I WOULD AGREE WITH YOU. BECAUSE I THINK THAT MARTHA SAID SOME IMPORTANT WORDS THERE. THAT IS PROVIDING STRATEGIC OPTIONS FOR WHAT WE WANT TO DO. IF WE GO THROUGH ALL OF THOSE PROJECTED FUNDS AT ONE TIME, AND WE HAVE A PROTRACTED EVENT OR WE HAVE TO REVISIT THAT EVENT LATER, THEN WE HAVE NO FUND TO BE ABLE TO ATTACK THIS. I'M MUCH MORE IN FAVOR OF BEING STRATEGIC AND TARGETED IN WHAT WE DO IN THE MEANTIME AND EATING THE ELEPHANT OFF IN CHUNK RATHER THAN TRYING TO BEAT THE ENTIRE SYSTEM AT ONE TIME. I'LL LET YOU KNOW THAT OF THE 163 COMPLETED PHONE CALLS THAT THE CODE WAS ABLE TO DO TO SENIORS, TWO OF THOSE WERE FOR UTILITY REQUESTS.

THAT WAS JUST A STATISTIC I THOUGHT I'D THROW OUT THERE FOR

YOU. >> IF WE WERE TO AGREE WITH SALVATION ARMY 750 PER FAMILY RECOMMENDATION, I'M VERY STRONGLY SUPPORT THAT 250 OF THAT IS UTILITY AND 500 OF THAT IS RENT. I DON'T WANT A SITUATION WHERE WE'RE FUNDING ASSISTANCE THROUGH CDBG FUNDS BUT IGNORING UTILITY PAYMENTS BECAUSE THERE IS THIS OTHER STOP GAP THAT IS OUT THERE. WHICH IS REALLY NOT A STOP GAP BECAUSE IT JUST MEANS NO PAYMENT.

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THAT'S MY PERSONAL OPINION. >> SO HAVE WE HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH FOOD BANK IF THEY WERE NEEDING FUNDING ASSISTANCE FOR THEIR SUPPLIES?

I HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING. >> I KNOW ANNE HAS TALKED --

WHITNEY PROBABLY KNOWS BETTER. >> I REALLY DON'T.

WE'VE THROWN SOME CASES OVER TO HER AND THEY'VE BEEN COMPLETED.

BUT THAT'S REALLY THE SAME WITH CHRIS.

WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO USE BOTH OF THEM FOR THE FOOD NEEDS AND

SUCCESSFULLY AT THIS POINT. >> I HAVE NOT HEARD THAT.

EVERYBODY NEEDS HELP RIGHT NOW OF COURSE.

THEY HAVE NOT HISTORICALLY BEEN A CDBG RECIPIENT.

THEIR FOOD BANK HAS BEEN BASED ON SUPPORT BY THE FIRST METHODIST CHURCH AND THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH CONGREGATIONS.

IS HOW THEY'VE BEEN SERVICING THEIR FOOD BANK.

I'M GOING TO TAKE THAT BACK. THEY DID HAVE A BIG FOOD REQUEST TO FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH AND A -T LOT OF PARISHIONERS DONATED A LOT OF FOOD. THEY ARE HAVING DIFFICULTIES TOO

GETTING THEIR FOOD. >> I WAS JUST WANTING TO BE

SURE. >> THEY HAVEN'T BEEN A CDBG RECIPIENT BUT I KNOW THEY NEED FOOD DONATIONS FOR SURE.

ANYTHING ELSE ON SALVATION ARMY BEFORE WE START MAKING DECISIONS? CODE IS THAT SOMETHING CDBG FUNDS TO BE USED FOR? SO THE PATH TO GET THERE MAYBE A LITTLE MORE ADDERROUS THAN WHERE WE REALLY NEED TO GO.

WE TAKE MONEY WHERE WE CAN GET IT BECAUSE WE'D BE ABLE TO PUT IT TOWARD MAYBE SOME SEPARATE FUNDING FOR HARD TO REACH SUPPLIES. MATT PROMOSSED 50,000 TO EACH.

I PROPOSE THE MAX TO SALVATION ARMY RESIDENT ASSISTANCE.

SALVATION ARMY ASKED FOR 80,000 IS THAT CORRECT?

>> 75. >> 75.

SO IF THEY -- 75,000 DIVIDED BY THREE MONTHS DIVIDED BY 750 PER FAMILY THAT'S HELPING 33 ROWLETT FAMILIES PER MONTH IS WHAT THAT ASK IS. IF EACH FAMILY DID THE MAX 750.

SO DO THOSE NUMBERS SEEM RIGHT TO YOU ALL?

I KNOW WE'RE JUST GUESSING. >> SEEMS RIGHT TO ME.

BECAUSE YOU FIGURE -- WELL PEOPLE JUST NEED MONEY RIGHT NOW. THEY ARE OUT OF WORK.

AND SOME PEOPLE DOES NOT HAVE -- CAN'T GET INTO WORK FORCE COMMISSION. THEY ARE BUSY LINES.

THEY STILL NEED FOOD. >> MY UTILITY BILLS ARE LOWER THAN THAT 58-ADDED UP. IN YOUR ADDITION OR DIVISION THERE, 250 FOR UTILITIES PROBABLY COULD HELP A LOT MORE FAMILIES. IT COULD BE MULTIPLE UTILITY BILLS. I THINK THE 250 IS COMING FROM THE HISTORICAL PROGRAM WHERE ONCE EVERY 12 ROLLING MONTHS

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THEY COULD GET 250 IN UTILITY ASSISTANCE.

WHAT HAPPENED HISTORICALLY THEY WOULD GET A COUPLE OF MONTHS BEHIND AND THEIR BILL WOULD BE 250 WITH PENALTIES INCLUDED IN MULTIPLE MONTHS. THAT'S A GOOD POINT.

>> WE COULD MAX IT OUT AT 500 PER FAMILY WITH 100 TOWARDS UTILITIES AND 400 TOWARDS RENT AND SERVICE MORE FAMILIES TWO M.

I DON'T KNOW. 50,000 DIVIDED BY TWO MONTHS DIVIDED BY 500 MAX PER FAMILY IS HELPING 50 FAMILIES.

>> WHEN WE GO TO THE END OF THE YEAR REPORT THEY TOLD US HOW MANY FAMILIES THEY WERE ARRESTING.

ANYBODY REMEMBER WHAT THAT WAS OFF THE TOP OF THEIR HEAD.

>> THAT WAS THE REPORT YOU SENT US?

>> NO, MA'AM. IT DOESN'T SAY THE NUMBER OF FAMILIES ASSISTED. IT'S JUST THE DOLLAR AMOUNT WE

PAID OUT. >> THAT WAS WHEN WE MADE OUR LAST RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WE HAD A PRESENTATION AND THEY BROKE THE NUMBERS DOWN BUT I DON'T REMEMBER WHAT THEY ARE.

>> I DON'T EITHER. >> IT WAS NOT A LOT.

I WAS SHOCKED AT HOW LOW IT WAS. IT WAS LESS THAN 50.

IT SHOCKED ME THAT MANY PEOPLE WERE NEEDING ASSISTANCE.

IF YOU LOOK AT THAT AND LOOK HOW FAR UP EMPLOYMENT RATE HAS GONE AND DOUBLE THAT, THEN THAT MIGHT BAY PRETTY GOOD NUMBER.

I LIKE THE 500 NUMBER. >> DO YOU LIKE THE $100 FOR

UTILITIES AND 400 FOR RENT? >> I YEAH.

>> YOU DO A MAXIMUM OF TWO MONTHS FOR NOW.

>> AS PO POSED TO THREE AND FUND IT FOR TWO MONTHS.

>> YES. >> ROUGHLY 125 A MONTH.

THAT IS TWO MONTHS. >> ALSO LET'S REMEMBER THAT OUR FUNDING, OUR PREVIOUS FUNDING WOULD COVER PENALTIES AND INTEREST WHEN CAN ADD UP PRETTY QUICK WE KNOW THAT.

AND PENALTIES AND INTEREST DON'T FACTOR INTO THIS FUNDING.

AND SO I THINK $100 FOR UTILITIES , THE 400 FOR RENT AND THEN EXTENDING IT FOR TWO MONTHS MAYBE FUNDING ONE MONTH AT A TIME TO SEE HOW EVERYTHING SHAKES OUT, ALSO YOU KNOW PEOPLE THAT ABSOLUTELY DON'T HAVE ANY INCOME THERE, IS THE STIMULUS AND THEN THERE IS ALSO AN EMPLOYMENT AND ADDITIONAL $600 PER WEEK FROM THE FEDS. SO THERE ARE SOME RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES TO GET BACK ON THEIR FEET.

AND I THINK WE JUST ARE A PART OF THAT.

AND LET'S FUND IT A MONTH AT A TIME AND SEE HOW IT WORKS OUT.

>> SO I WOULD NOT PROPOSE WE RUN TWO PROGRAMS. I PROPOSE THAT WE NO LONGER HAVE THE UTILITY ONLY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. AND IT'S REPLACED WITH THIS

PROGRAM. >> AGREED.

>> AND THEN WE -- 12,000 GETS ROLLED INTO THIS PROGRAM.

AND WE REASSESS AT THE END OF TWO MONTHS TO SEE IF THE PROGRAM

NEEDS TO CHANGE. >> YEAH.

I AGREE WITH THAT STRATEGY. >> COMMENTS NERVE.

>> I THINK IF YOU DID IT THAT WAY TOO, YOU'D BE ABLE TO SEE WHAT THE ROLLOVER IS FROM ONE MONTH TO THE NEXT.

YOU'D BE ABLE TO SEE WHETHER THAT IS THE SWEET SPOT FOR THE AMOUNT OR WHETHER THAT SHOULD BE LOWERED OR INCREASED.

>> ALL RIGHT. SO I'M GOING TO WRAP UP THE CONVERSATION. I DON'T SEE ANYBODY ELSE RAISING THEIR HAND. WE HAVE AWE PROPOSAL ON THE TABLE TO FUND $50,000 FOR LIFE MESSAGE FROM CDBG FUNDS.

DO WE NEED A MOTION ON THAT 1234.

>> ANYBODY? >> DO WE NEED A MOTION ON THAT?

>> MAYOR, I THINK AT THIS POINT IT WOULD BE CONSENSUS?

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OR WOULD WE HAVE TO PASS A FORMAL RESOLUTION AT A LATER

DATE? >> IT'S AN ACTION.

YOU COULD STILL DO IT. MY PREFERENCE IS BECAUSE WE'RE AT THE 50,000 MARK IT BE BY MOTION AND VOTE.

>> DOES ANYBODY WANT TO MAKE A MOTION?

>> I'LL MAKE A MOTION WE APPROVE THE $50,000 ALLOCATION TO LIFE MESSAGE FROM THE CDBG-CB SNUBBED.

>> DO I HAVE ASECOND? >> SECOND.

>> I'M GOING PICK PAM. SO WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. ANY OTHER DISCUSSION ON THE LIFE MESSAGE PIECE? ALL THOSE IF FAVOR RAISE YOUR

HAND AND KEEP IT UP. >> THAT IS 7 IN FAVOR.

0 OPPOSED. THANK YOU CHRIS.

HANG IN THERE. YOU ARE DOING AN INCREDIBLE JOB FOR NOT ONLY THE COMMUNITY OF ROWLETT BUT ALL THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY. PLEASE TELL YOUR FOLKS HOW APPRECIATIVE WE ARE OF THEM AND YOUR ORGANIZATION.

AND WE WISH YOU NOTHING BUT THE BEST.

PLEASE KEEP US INFORMED OF WHAT IS GOING ON.

>> I WILL AND THANK YOU SO MUCH AS WELL.

WE APPRECIATE THAT. WE'LL KEEP YOU IN THE LOOP AND LET YOU KNOW. THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU.

WE APPRECIATE THAT. >> THANK YOU CHRIS.

>> AND DO WE HAVE A PROLE -- I'VE HEARD $25,000 TO SALVATION HARRIS HEALTHMY TO ONE MONTH OR MAYBE $50,000 TO SALVATION ARMY FOR TWO MONTHS WITH A $500 LIMIT PER FAMILY PER MONTH WITH A 100/400 SPLIT. I'VE HEARD THOSE TWO RECOMMENDATIONS. ANYBODY WANT TO MAKE A MOTION?

>> 500 TOTAL, 400 FOR RENT, 100 FOROUT TIES.

>> GOT A MOTION AND SECOND. ANY OTHER DISCUSSION BEFORE WE VOTE? CALL THE VOTE.

THAT PASSES 7-0. THANKS FOR THE LONG DISCUSSION.

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION. VERY IMPORTANT STUFF WE'RE DOING. THOSE FUNDS WERE ALLOCATED TO US FOR ONE PURPOSE AND THAT PURPOSE WAS TO HELP LOW AND MODERATE INCOME FOLKS GET THROUGH HAD COVID 19 EVENT.

HELP THEM GET THROUGH HAD EVENT AND THAT'S WHAT WE JUST ALLOCATED A PORTION OF THOSE FUNDS FOR.

ARE YOU OK WITH THAT DIRECTION? ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS

YOU HAVE RIGHT NOW? >> I'M OK WITH IT.

I'M GOING TO DO SOME FOLLOWUP. DOUBLE CHECK AND MAKE SURE WE% ARE GOING TO VISIT WITH GARLAND TO SEE HOW THE CDBG ARM WORKS AND MAKE SURE WE START PUSHING OUR DOE HUD MORE SO THAN WE ARE NOW. TWICE DAILY BASIS.

OTHER THAN THAT WE MAY PICK YOU'RE BRAIN FOR SOME CLARIFICATION. I THINK WE UNDERSTAND WHAT IS

BEING PROPOSED. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ARE WE READY TO MOVE ON TO 5, 6 AND 7?

[5. Consider action to approve a resolution approving the bylaws of the Rowlett Community Organizations Active in Disaster Committee (RCOAD).]

[6. Consider action to approve a resolution authorizing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Rowlett Chamber Foundation and approving the Rowlett Business Stimulus Grant program conditions.]

[7. Consider action to approve a resolution authorizing the expenditure of $100,000 for the Rowlett Business Stimulus Grant.]

I'M GOING TO READ THESE TOGETHER AND WE'LL HAVE SEPARATE VOTES.

>> I AM. MAYOR AND COUNCIL GOOD EVENING BECAUSE IT'S LATER THAN I THINK WE THOUGHT WE'D BE HERE TODAY.

IF YOU WOULD BRING UP MY POWER POINT FOR ME.

IT'S SHORT I PROMISEFUL IT'S ONLY TEN SLIDES.

YOU CAN SLIP THE FIRST ONE. THIS PATH WE'VE TAKE ON THE FORMULATE AND PUT TOGETHER THE COAD.

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WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED ALL THE STEPS NECESSARY EXCEPT FOR THE LAST ONE. THAT IS FOR COUNCIL TO ADOPT BY LAWS AND FIDUCIARY MOU. NEXT SLIDE.

THE FIRST ONE WHICH IS ITEM FIVE I WANTED TO TACKLE.

ADDRESSES THE BY LAWS SPECIFICALLY.

AND A QUESTION YOU MIGHT HAVE IS WHY DO WE NEED SEPARATE BY LAWS? IT PROVIDES ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE THAT IS NOT COVERED BY THE COMMISSION HANDBOOK OR THE ORIGINAL CHART THEY'RE THE COUNCIL PASSES. IT'S ALSO ESTABLISHED BEST PRACTICE BY THE NATIONAL COAD THAT WE HAVE A BY LAW.

IT ALLOWS TO US APPLY FOR SOME GRANT APPLICATIONS AND MOST IMPORTANTLY ESTABLISH ACE FIDUCIARY AGENT.

SO THAT WE'RE ABLE TO ACCEPT DONATIONS AND MAKE DISBURSEMENTS OUT OF THAT DONATION FUND. SO THE COAD BOARD OF DIRECTORS MET ON APRIL 1 AND DID PASS THE VERSION THAT YOU SAW IN YOUR PACKET AND THAT VERSION IS ALSO MODELED AFTER THE LONG TERM RECOVERY COMMITTEE BY LAWS WITH SOME CHANGES.

DAVID AND I THEN CONSULTED. HE MADE CHANGES TO IT.

AND SO THAT IS WHAT YOU SEE BEFORE YOU TODAY.

MAYOR, DO YOU WANT ME JUST TO CONTINUE THROUGH ALL THREE ITEMS AND WE COME BACK TO THEM ONE BY ONE?

>> THAT WOULD BE GREAT. >> NEXT SLIDE THAT IS A METHOD SO WE CAN ACCEPT DONATION THAT IS FROM THE PUBLIC AND DISTRIBUTE THEM. IT ESTABLISHES THE ROWLETT FOUNDATION IS THE FIDUCIARY AGENT ON BEHALF OF THE GROUP.

AGAIN IS MODELED AFTER THE SAME RELATIONSHIP THAT WE HAD WITH THEM FOR THE LONG TERM RECOVERY COMMITTEE AFTER THE TORNADO.

IT GLIFFS THEY WILL AUTHORIZATION HOW THE USE OUR NAME AND PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON FISCAL MANAGEMENT AND ACCUSED STOWS RECORDS AND ALL THE STANDARD CONTRACTING FIRMS. THOSE PAYMENTS WOULD ONLY BE MADE THAILAND LORD, LEASING AGENT OR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION. PAYROLL ASSISTANCE WOULD PROVIDE UP TO $500 FTE. UP TO $10,000 MAXIMUM.

THE APPLICANT WOULD NEED TO PROVIDE PROOF OF PAYMENT AS OF APRIL 1 OR THE CLOSEST PAY KNEADER ENDS AROUND APRIL 1.

PAYMENTS WOULD ONLY BE MADE TO THE BUSINESS NAME ON THE CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY. IN ANY CASE THE MAXIMUM GRANT AWARD WOULD ONLY BE $10,000 TO ANY ONE BUSINESS.

NEXT SLIDE. THERE ARE 8 POINTS THAT WOULD PREQUALIFY THEM FOR APPLICATION PROCESS.

THEY HAVE TO HAVE 120FTE'S. THEY WOULD NEED TO HAVE A

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PHYSICAL NOTATION MAKE IT PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE.

A CURRENT C.E.O. AND IN OPERATION FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR PRIOR TO THE APPLICATION. THEY WOULD HAVE TO BE IN GOOD STANDING WITH THE CITY MEANING THAT ALL FEES AND ANY OTHER PAYMENTS THAT ARE DUE TO THE CITY WOULD BE ARE CURRENT.

THEY WOULD HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SHOW A CURRENT OR ANTICIPATED REVENUE DECLINE BEGINNING MARCH 1 DUE TO THE COVID PANDEMIC.

THEY WOULD HAVE TO HAVE COMPLETED THE SURVEY THAT WAS PUBLISHED BY ECONOMIC INVOLVEMENT AND THE CHAMBER.

THEY HAVE TO BE A LOCALLY OWNED INDEPENDENT BUSINESS.

AND THEY HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SHOW FINANCIAL LOSS.

AGAIN DURING THE PANDEMIC. IT'S A LITTLE DIFFERENT FLAVOR THAN NUMBER FOUR BUT SPEAK TO THE SAME THING.

THEN OF COURSE THE NUMBER 8, THEY CAN'T HAVE ANY TYPE OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST WITH THE CITY OR FEDERAL FUNDS.

MOVING ON THEN TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

THERE WERE SEVERAL OTHER REQUIREMENTS THAT WERE IMPORTANT THAT THE MAYOR SAID SHE WANTED SOME TYPE OF SUSTAINABILITY PIECE IN THE CRITERIA SO WE ADDED THIS STATEMENT THEY MUST STAY IN OPERATION FOR A MINIMUM OF THREE MONTHS OF THE AWARD.

THE RANGE IS ANYWHERE FROM TAXABLE SALES FOR MARCH OF BOTH 2019 AND 2020. OR SOME OTHER TYPE OF EVIDENCE OF GROSS REVENUE DECLINE BEGINNING ON 3/13.

THAT'S AN IMPORTANT DATE BECAUSE THAT'S WHEN THE DISASTER DECLARATION WENT INTO EFFECT. IF THEY ARE APPLYING FOR LEASE ASSISTANCE OR MORGAN ASSISTANCE, THEY HAVE TO PROVIDE US WITH PROOF OF THAT, PROOF OF PAYROLL WITH AN I.R.S. FORM 941.

AND WE HAD ASKED IN THE PIECE ANY OTHER ADDITION REQUESTED TO MAKE THOSE DETERMINATIONS. THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS COMPLETELY AUTOMATED THROUGH AN ONLINE PROCESS.

THAT WILL BE THE ADDRESS THAT BUSINESSES CAN GO TO TO BE ABLE TO APPLY FOR THAT. APPLICANTS AND WE'LL HAVE A 14 DAY OPEN PERIOD. BASED UPON OUR DISCUSSIONS BACK LAST WEEK IN THE WORK SESSION WE THOUGHT THAT MAYBE $100,000 WAS APPROPRIATE FOR TONIGHT WE BRING FORTH THE ASK FOR INITIAL FUNDING OF THE $100,000 ON THE SALES TAX TRANSFER FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND.

SO THOSE ARE A QUICK VICTIM OF THOSE THREE ITEMS.

>> THAT WAS A VERY GOOD SUMMARY. >> WE WILL BE ABLE TO OPEN THIS UP IF WE'RE ABLE TO BE FUNDED TONIGHT.

WE COULD OPEN IT UP AS SOON AS WEDNESDAY OF THIS WEEK.

MICHAEL DEVELOPED THE ONLINE APPLICATION.

THAT'S BEEN DONE AND WEATHER SERVICE PROVED.

THAT IT'S READY TO PULL THE TRIGGER WHENEVER WE PUSH GO.

>> MATT, QUESTION, COMMENT? >> WHAT WAS THE CONVERSATION ABOUT THE ONE YEAR IN BUSINESS? I UNDERSTAND WANTING TO SHOW LONGEVITY. I THINK SOME OF OUR BUSINESSES ESPECIALLY ON MAINSTREET THAT MAY HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR SIX OR

NINE MONTHS. >> THAT WAS A SUGGESTION THAT

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CAME UP FROM DAVID. I DON'T WANT TO THROW YOU UNDER THE BUS. BUT WHEN WE WERE GOING THROUGH THIS PROCESS, HE SAID YOU REALLY SHOULD CONSIDER THIS.

AND WE THOUGHT OK THAT SOUND REASONABLE.

MAYBE WE SHOULD GO DOWN THAT ROAD.

I CAN TOTALLY UNDERSTAND THAT. I'M JUST THINKING OF SOME OF OUR SMALLEST WEES THAT ARE ON MAINSTREET.

SOME OF THEM LESS THAN A YEAR THAT MAY BENEFIT FROM SOMETHING LIKE. THIS I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG SOME OF THOSE HAVE BEEN THERE. I DON'T WANT TO START NAMING NAMES. BUT.

>> I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT BUT A YEAR IS NOT ETCHED IN STONE.

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT THE COMMITTEE CAN CONSIDER AND SOMETHING YOU GUYS CAN CHANGE IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE IT.

I ASKED FOR SUSTAINABILITY CLAUSE IN THERE.

YOU GUYS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO LOOK AT SOMETHING ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS PLAN TO GET SOME KIND OF UNDERSTANDING THAT IS POSSIBLE. WE JUST WENT THROUGH THAT WITH CHRIS. ARE WE GOING TO GIVE THEM WHATEVER AMOUNT OF MONEY AND THEN HE CAN'T LAST ANOTHER 30, 60 DAYS. I'M NOT SURE HOW YOU ARE GOING TO MEASURE THAT. BUT IT IS IMPORTANT ON A SUSTAINABILITY STANDPOINT OF SOME HISTORICAL LONGEVITY AND SOME INDICATIONS OF THEY CAN SURVIVE ANOTHER TWO OR THEE MONTHS OR WHATEVER. THAT'S WHAT THIS IS FOR IS TO

HELP OUR BUSINESSES. >> SO THAT POINT THERE HAVE BEEN BUSINESSES HERE SIX MONTHS THAT ARE MORE STABLE THAT IF THEY GET THROUGH THIS ROCKY PATCH BECAUSE THEY HAVE ADDITIONAL CAPITAL SITTING THERE THAN SOMEBODY HEAR A YEAR THAT IS ABOUT TO GO UNDER. I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU EVALUATE THAT. I WOULD JUST RECOMMEND IF THERE IS A CIRCUMSTANCE OUT THERE. I WOULDN'T PUT A LIMIT ON HOW LONG THEY'VE BEEN IN BUSINESS UNLESS YOU WANT TO SAY SIX MONTHS AND MORE DETERMINE IT ON WHAT THEIR FINANCIAL ABILITY IS TO BE SUPPORTIVE ON THE BACK END OF THIS IF THEY CAN JUST MAKE IT THROUGH. DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? I WOULD HATE TO CUT SOMEBODY OFF THAT HAD BEEN IN BUSINESS TEN AND A HALF MONTHS THAT NEEDED THIS TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS THAT IS GOING TO MAKE THEM FRUITFUL BUT BECAUSE WE PUT A YEAR ON IT --

>> WE ARE GOING TO TURN YOU INTO A FINANCIAL MAN YET.

>> SO THEN I GUESS MY QUESTION BACK TO YOU ALL WOULD BE ON THAT FRONT END OF HOW LONG THEY HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS, WHAT IS YOUR RECOMMENDATION AS FAR AS IF A YEAR IS TOO LONG TO CONSIDER THAT, DAVID'S FEELING IS THAT IS AN IMPORTANT QUALIFICATION WE NEED TO HAVE. WHAT IS SOMETHING MORE PALATABLE ON THE FRONT END AND ON THE GOING FORWARD SIDE WHAT DOES

THAT LOOK LIKE? >> I COULD SUPPORT SIX MONTHS BUT NO LESS THAN THAT. SOMEBODY STARTING A BUSINESS, THEY GOT TO HAVE ENOUGH CAPITAL TO GET THROUGH BEGINNINGS OF A BUSINESS. MOST BUSINESSES DON'T EVEN MAKE MONEY THE FIRST YEAR LET ALONE THE FIRST TWO YEARS.

I COULD SUPPORT SIX MONTHS. BUT WE CAN OPEN UP THAT FOR

DISCUSSION. >> YOU GOT TO PROVIDE

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DOCUMENTATION. OTHERWISE WE'RE GOING TO PUT MONEY OUT THERE TO PAY RENT AND NO ABILITY TO SEE WHAT THEIR PLAN S. I DON'T WANT TO MAKE IT SO ONEROUS PEOPLE DON'T APPLY.

BUT THEY HAVE TO HAVE A PLAN IN MIND ANYWAY THAT THEY HAVE TO

PUT ON PAPER FOR US SOMEHOW. >> I AGREE.

I THINK I CAN GET AROUND SIX MONTHS.

I THINK SIX MONTHS IS FINE. I AGREE.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE ENOUGH CAPITAL TO AT LEAST GET THAT FAR.

>> I AGREE WITH THE SIX MONTHS AS WELL.

>> SIX MONTHS SOUND GOOD TO ME ALSO.

>> I THINK YOU HAVE TO PUT SOMETHING IN THERE AS FAR AS THE DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS OF WHAT THE FINANCIAL PLAN IS OVER

THE NEXT THREE MONTHS. >> I THINK WE CAN ASK A GENERAL REQUEST IN THE ONLINE APPLICATION IS YOU'LL HAVE TO BE ABLE TO PROVE THE ABILITY TO PAY OR HOW YOU ARE GOING TO PAY THOSE FUNDS AND MAINTAIN BUSINESS FOR TWO TO THREE MONTHS. I THINK THAT'S DOABLE.

>> THEY NEED TO PROVIDE A BUSINESS PLAN ON HOW THEY ARE GOING TO MEET THEIR FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS OVER WHATEVER PERIOD OF TIME IF IT'S TWO MONTHS OR THREE MONTHS, WHATEVER IS

DECIDED. >> I THINK THREE MONTHS IS

REASONABLE. >> DAVID IS SMILING AND NOT

HOLDING HIS HEAD WITH THAT LOOK. >> I'M STRUGGLING WITH THIS.

THE ROBUST PROGRAM IS NOT VASTLY DIFFERENT FROM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE AGREEMENTS WE'VE DONE IN THE PAST.

WE BUILT IN A RECAPTURE PROVISION IN THE GRANT APPLICATION. BUT WE DON'T ASK DEVELOPERS TO PROVIDE US WITH DETAILED FINANCIAL PLANS.

I'M NOT SAYING WE CAN'T. I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA.

THE CONCERN I HAVE IS THAT IF I WERE A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER I WOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT REVEALING WHAT IS OTHERWISE CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION. EVERYTHING WE GET BECOMES PUBLIC INFORMATION. IF I WERE TO SUBMIT A BUSINESS PLAN AS A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER AND I'M IN CLOSE COMPETITION WITH OTHER ZIMBIS IN TOWN, YOU SOMEONE GETS A COPY OF MY BUSINESS PLAN. WHAT IF WE CONCENTRATE ON THE TWO ELEMENTS OF THE GRANT AND SAY IF YOU ARE RECEIVING PAYROLL ASSISTANCE THEN YOU HAVE TO GIVE US A PLAN FOR HOW YOU MAINTAIN THAT PAYROLL AT ITS CURRENT LEVEL FOR THE NEXT THREE MONTHS.

AND THEN IF YOU ARE RECEIVING LEASE ASSISTANCE, HOW DO YOU PLAN ON MAINTAINING THE LEASE THE NEXT THREE MONTHS.

>> HERE IS ONE CONCERN OR ANOTHER CONCERN.

RIGHT NOW WE ARE ON SHELTER IN PLACE AND ESSENTIAL BUSINESS ORDERS. EXPECTED TO EXPIRE APRIL 30 OR MARCH 20. IF I WERE A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER SAYING I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU A PLAN ABOUT HOW I'M GOING TO MAKE PAYROLL, I DON'T KNOW IF I'M GOING TO BE ABLE TO OPEN MY

DOORS AGAIN. >> I THINK YOU MEANT MAY 20 NOT

MARCH. >> BECAUSE WE'RE STILL DEALING WITH A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY WE'RE ASKING HYPOTHETICAL QUESTIONS.

AND IF I WANT $10,000 FROM THE CITY.

I'M GOING TO BE VERY OPTIMISTIC. SO IT'S NOT THAT RELIABLE TO BEGIN WITH. IT'S A LOT OF GUESS WORK ON THE

APPLICANT'S PART. >> I'M NOT SAYING IT'S A GOOD

IDEA MIND YOU. >> I THINK YOU GUYS HAVE SOME REALLY VALID POINTS THERE DAVID. I DIDN'T MEAN TO SOUND

SURPRISED. >> EVEN IF YOU ARE AN ATTORNEY.

>> SO MAYBE IT'S SIX MONTHS HISTORICAL EXISTENCE, EXPECT TO BE IN BUSINESS FOR THREE MORE MONTHS, EXPECTATIONS TO REMAIN IN BUSINESS WITHOUT THE DETAILS. AND MAYBE WE'RE PAYING FUTURE LEASE PAYMENTS AND FUTURE PAYROLL, NOT HISTORICAL.

DID THAT GO OVER LIKE A LEAD BALLOON?

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>> SO EXISTENCE FOR SIX MONTHS. AND REPRESENTATION THAT THEY EXPECT NOT DOCUMENTATION, REPRESENTATION THAT THEY EXPECT TO BE IN BUSINESS FOR AT LEAST THREE MORE MONTHS AND THE GRANT IS FOR FUTURE LEASE PAYMENTS AND PAYROLL, NOT IN AREARS.

>> I THINK THAT'S A GIVEN RIGHT. THE FUTURE PIECE,.

>> I DON'T THINK IT'S A GIVEN. >> NOT UNLESS WE SAY SO.

>> BUT THAT HELPS THEM STAY IN BUSINESS.

THAT HELPS THE SUSTAINABILITY PIECE.

>> BECAUSE WE HAD HAD THE CONVERSATION LAST TIME THAT WE WERE MAKING PAYMENTS DIRECTLY TO LANDLORDS OR PROPERTY OWNERS VERSUS TO NATURAL BUSINESS THEMSELVES.

>> WHAT DO Y'ALL THINK? >> I THINK THAT WILL WORK.

20 ORLESS. THAT'S ESSENTIALLY ONE PAYROLL

IS WHAT YOU ARE ASSUMING. >> 20 EMPLOYS.

>> THAT'S REALLY ALL THIS WOULD INCLUDE.

>> YOU ARE COVERING ONE PAYROLL. >> RIGHT.

>> A LOT OF THESE ARE ONE OR TWO OR THREE EMPLOYEES.

>> YOU COULD PUT IN A PROVISION LIKE THE BILL PROTECTION ACT IS THAT YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LAY ANYBODY OFF.

THAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN CHECK BACK ON.

>> I DON'T THINK WE CAN DO THAT. WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY.

>> I AGREE. YEAH.

>> I DON'T KNOW HOW THE ENFORCE THAT EITHER.

>> KIND OF THE ENFORCEMENT THERE HAS TO BE ITS OWN FUTURE POINT WHERE YOU REQUIRE A SECOND SET OF FINANCIALS FROM THEM WHERE YOU CAN SPEND THE MONEY ON THE FUTURE RATHER THAN TODAY.

>> THE BOTTOM-LINE IS AND I UNDERSTAND THE DIFFICULTIES. THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS IS JUST

SUSTAINING OVER THE NEXT PERIOD OF TIME. >> IT'S PRETTY DARN IMPORTANT

THAT THIS IS FOR FUTURE SUSTAINABILITY. >> I WAS GOING TO SAY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MAKING FUTURE PAYMENTS. YOU'RE MAKING THE PAYMENTS TO THE LANDLORD AND YOU'LL FIND OUT IF THERE IS PAST DUE. IF THE EVENT IS PAST DUE THAT

MONEY IS NOT GOING TO GO FOR FUTURE RENT. >> YOU KNOW WE COULD POSSIBLY DO AND I DON'T KNOW IF WE CAN DO THIS BUT WE MAY REQUIRE A STATEMENT FROM THE LANDLORD THAT THEY ARE CURRENT ON THEIR RENT PAYMENTS AND THE SIGNS THAT WE SEND THEM WILL BE ACQUIRED FOR THE NEXT MONTHS RENT. HOWEVER YOU WANT TO WORD IT.

WITH THAT BE REASONABLE? >> YOU JUST NEED PROOF THAT THEY PAID.

THAT'S WHAT YOU NEED. >> MAN: YOU HAVE THEM CERTIFY TO THE IN THE PROCESS.

>> YOU DON'T USE A THIRD PARTY AND THE PROCESS. >> IS THOSE TERMS AND CONDITIONS THAT THEY HAVE TO SIGN FOR WHEN THEY SUBMIT THE APPLICATION.

>> WE SEND IT DIRECTLY TO THE LANDLORDS. >> WE HAVE THOSE CHECKS THAT

WE CAN PUT. >> I LIKE THAT REVISION THAT WE NEED TO BE SUPPORTING FUTURE

NOT PAYING CAREERS.'M HAVING A HARD TIME WRAPPING MY HAND. >> QUICK VERY SMEFEW SMALL

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COMPANIES HAVE HUNDRED DAYS OF OPERATING CASH ON HAND. VERY FEW.

IF YOU'RE GOING TO ASK FOR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FROM THESE PEOPLE YOU'RE GONNA LOOK AT AND KNOW HOW MANY HAVE 60 DAYS WITH THE ABILITY TO MEET THAT THREE-MONTH MARK IF WE DON'T COME OUT OF THIS ON THE OTHER END. I THINK THE NUMBERS GOING TO BE REALLY SMALL. THOSE THAT HAVE IT PROBABLY AREN'T GOING TO APPLY FOR THIS.

THEY ARE PROBABLY GOOD PEOPLE AND HAVE OTHER THINGS GOING ON. >> WE DON'T HAVE TO DO THIS WE ARE REALLY GOING TO BE SUPPORTING THESE COMPANIES WHEN THEY COME IN OR NOT TO SUPPORT

THEM WHEN THEY COME IN. >> I WENT BACK PAY SOMEBODY THREE MONTHS OF RENT.

THAT'S THE TRUTH. I THINK YOU NEED TO PROVE THAT YOU MEET THEIR LAST PAYROLL AND A MAJOR LOSS RENT PAYMENT. IF THEY DON'T HAVE 90 DAYS OF OPERATING CASH SO THAT WE KNOW FROM THEM FOR ONE MONTH TO SUPPORT THEMSELVES FOR THREE MONTHS? TO ME THAT DEFEATS THE PURPOSE. I STRUGGLE WITH OUT A LITTLE BIT IN TERMS OF HOW YOU QUALIFY

APPLE TO BACK INTO THIS. >> PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT TAKING THE PROVISION OUT.

THEY REPLACE IT WITH PAIN FUTURE RENT AND PAYROLL. >> I'M FINE WITH THAT.

I THOUGHT THAT THEY WERE STILL WANTING TO PROVE SOME FORM OF FUTURE.

>> ESTIMATE THIS YOU'RE OUT OF CONCERN WITH THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION.

>> IS FOR FUTURE RENT AND FOR FUTURE PAYROLL. >> DOES IT TAKE THE CONCERN

FOR THE PUBLIC RECORDS? WITH THE FINANCIAL INFORMATION. >> YES.

>> WHAT DO YOU THINK THEY HAVE BEEN CLOSE TO THIS QUESTION AGREEMENT THAT THE SIX-MONTH EXISTENCE WORKS GOING BACKWARDS. I THINK THAT A STIPULATION THAT IT ONLY BE USED ON FUTURE LEASE PAYMENTS AND FUTURE PAYROLL WORKS.

WE JUST HAVE TO BE ABLE TO WORK SOMETHINGS INTO THE ACTUAL AGREEMENT AND APPLICATION THAT ARE LEGALLY BINDING SO THEY CAN SIGN OFF AS A TERM OR CONDITION.

I THINK THAT WORKS. >> AND MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ROLL OUT WEDNESDAY BUT SOMETIME THIS WEEK TO ASK IF WE WORK WITH DAVID AND HE HAS TIME TO WORK WITH US TOMORROW WITH WHAT THAT WORDING MIGHT LOOK LIKE I THINK THAT WE CAN STILL BE ON TARGET FOR WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY OF

THIS WEEK. >> JUST MAKE SURE THAT YOU MAKE PEOPLE ENOUGH NOTICE THAT WERE NOT ANNOUNCING THAT THE ROLLOUT STARTS AT 9:00 A.M. ON WEDNESDAY.

GIVE THEM THAT EXTRA DAY TO FIGURE IT OUT. >> THE GOOD THING IS THAT MICHAEL HAS ESTABLISHED A LIST OF NOT ONLY CHAMBER MEMBERS BUT NON-CHAMBER MEMBERS.

I THINK IT HAS CLOSE TO 1500 EMAIL ADDRESSES AND HE HAS A BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN ASKING HIM FOR BUSINESS RELATED INFORMATION. THAT'S A PRETTY LARGE SEGMENT OF OUR BUSINESS POPULATION. IT'S A CITY SOCIAL MEDIA AND WHAT THE COURT HAS.

I THINK HE MAKES A PRETTY GOOD SPOT OF LETTING THEM KNOW. I WOULD ENVISION MARY THAT WE WOULD ANNOUNCE IT ONE DAY AND UP AND IT THE NEXT DAY SO THAT THERE IS PROBABLY AT LEAST A 12 HOUR SPREAD BETWEEN THEM SO THAT FOLKS DO HAVE TIME TO PUT TOGETHER THEIR APPLICATION PROCESS AND THEN APPLY SO THAT KNOW ONE IS REALLY AT A DISADVANTAGE.

>> 12 HOURS OF WAITING TIME NOT SLEEPING TIME PLEASE. >> YES.

>> DAYLIGHT HOURS. >> WE GIVE IT A COUPLE OF DAYS OR SO TO MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT

AND THEN PUSH THE APPLICATION ON. >> WE WILL MAKE IT SO THAT

EVERYBODY HAS A FAIR OPPORTUNITY. >> YOU HAVE YOUR HAND UP TO

YOU WANT SOMETHING ELSE? >> I DO. I HAVE A COMMENT AND THEN A QUESTION ABOUT THE BYLAWS. I LOVE THE NAME ROBUST GRANT. IT IS GENIUS.

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IT'S A GREAT NAME FOR THIS. >> KUDOS TO YOU BLAKE GOOD JOB.

THE OTHER HAS TO DO WITH THE WS. UNDER THE TRADITIONAL REAGENT AS THE MO YOU. TO SEE SAYS REBUILD ROLLOUT. YOU KNOW IT'S TALKING ABOUT OPENING UP A DBA FOR THE FOUNDATION TO BE ABLE TO DISBURSE THE FUNDS FROM THIS GRANT. BUT THEN TO SEE MENTIONS REBUILD ROLLOUT.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS PURPOSEFULLY LEFT IN THEIR AND MAY BE OVERLOOKED. MY IMPRESSION WAS THAT THAT ACCOUNT HAD BEEN EXHAUSTED.

IT WAS NO LONGER BEING MANAGED BY THE FOUNDATION. >> YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT.

THAT IS AN OVERSIGHT.. IT SHOULD READ THE OTHER WAY. ROW THAT EADY EVEN THOUGH THEY

ARE AWAY FROM THE E RECOVERY. >> SUCH BEEN YOURS. >> I KNOW RIGHT.

I WAS INVOLVED IN THE REBUILT TRANSECTS AND WITH THE CHAMBER AT THAT TIME.

SO PROBABLY GOD KNOWS BEFORE SOMEBODY ELSE HAS. IT'S GOOD.

>> ANYTHING ELSE ANYBODY? >> DO YOU HAVE IT YOU NEED WHITNEY FOR PARAMETERS?

I DO. >> I CAN ASK FOR MOTIONS TO START PLEASE.

>> I MAKE A MOTION THAT WE APPROVE. DO THESE NEED TO BE ONE IT IS

TIME? >> OKAY. I GUESS I MAKE A MOTION THAT WE.

IS THAT CORRECT? >> IT'S ITEM 5. >> OKAY ITEM 5 TO PROVE THE

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE BYLAWS AT THE ROWLETTE CO. AT. >> I SECOND THAT.

>> I HAVE A MOTION TO SECOND DISCUSSION? >> YOU GUYS HAVE YOUR HANDS UP

ARE YOU WANTING TO DISCUSS? >> NO DISCUSSION CALL TO VOTE THOSE IN FAVOR RACIAL HAND.

THAT ITEM PASSES 70. THE NEXT QUESTION I'LL TAKE A MOTION.

>> AND MAKE A MOTION TO IMPROVE THE RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING MEMORANDUM WITH THE ROWLETTE CHAMBER FOUNDATION WITH THE STIMULUS GRANT PROGRAM CONDITIONS.

>> A SECOND. >> ANY DISCUSSION? >> DO WE NEED TO SAY THAT AS

AMENDED FOR TO SEE. >> I WAS GOING TO INTERRUPT AND ASK FOR CLARIFICATION ON THE MOTION. SINCE IT IS ARTIE BEEN SECONDED THE PERSON THAT SECONDED IT ALSO HAS TO REGARDED AS A FRIENDLY AMENDMENT. WE APPROVE THE GRANT SUBJECT TO THE CONDITIONS AS DISCUSSED THAT THE FIRST THAT SECONDED IT WILL BE A FRIEND.

>> I GOT OUT OF MYSELF I'VE BEEN SITTING IN THIS ROOM. >> AMEND THE EMOTION TO

APPROVE THE CHANGES AS DISCUSSED. >> I SECOND THAT.

>> RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU'RE PROOF. >> THAT HAS A 7 TO 0. BLAKE GETS TO MAKE THIS MOTION BECAUSE HE'S TRIED TWICE. ITEM 7.

>> AND MAKE A NATION TO APPROVE THE ITEM IS READ. >> THAT WAS ANTI-CLIMATIC.

I NEED A SECOND FROM SOMEBODY. BESIDES WHITNEY. >> SECOND LEX SECOND BY MATT, ANY DISCUSSION? THOSE IN FAVOR RAISE YOUR HAND. THAT ITEM PASSES 7 TO 0.

>> THAT WAS A MUCH LONGER MEETING THAT I THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO HAVE.T LEAST ON THE

PHONE? >> I'M STILL HERE. >> CAN WE SEE HER FACE?

[2. Discuss the COVID-19 event and take any necessary action. (Part 2 of 2)]

>> THANK YOU. WE SKIPPED OVER YOU WHEN WE WERE GIVING THE CORONAVIRUS UPDATE. I WOULD LIKE YOU TO SHARE ANY INFORMATION YOU WOULD LIKE TO

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SHARE. I CALLED TO BACK SPECIFICALLY SEEK TO TALK TO US ABOUT THE NEW TESTING AND IF THERE IS ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE.

>> MAN: REGARDING ANTIBODY TESTING? >> REGARDING THE DIFFERENT

SWAP TESTING THAT'S GOING TO START. >> THERE'S GOING TO BE A NEW SWAP TEST THAT I BELIEVE IT'S GOING TO BE ROLLED OUT TOMORROW.

IT WILL ALLOW FOR LESS USE OF PPE AND IT WAS ALSO LESS INVASIVE.

IT'S NOT AS PAINFUL AS THE CURRENT TESTING. IT SHOULD ALLOW FOR MORE TESTING AND ALSO LIMIT THE EXPENDITURE SO THAT WE COULD PUSH THAT MORE TOWARDS THE

HEALTHCARE FACILITIES RATHER THAN THE TESTING SITES. >> IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU

WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THAT WE HAVE NOT TALKED ABOUT? >> KNOW, DENISE SHOULD BE

POSTING THE UPDATED ACCOUNTS ON FACEBOOK AND THE EBSITE. >> THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU AND YOUR TEAMCONTINUE TO DO DAY IN AND DAY OUT. REALLY APPRECIATE YOU AND FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE BEING LED BY YOU IN THE EMERGENCY ADVANTAGE AREA.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU MAYOR. >> YOU ARE AWESOME.

>> ANYTHING ELSE ANYBODY? >> TONIGH

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.