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[1. CALL TO ORDER]

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>> MAYOR: GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE.

IT'S TUESDAY MAY 5, 2020. AND IT IS 5:30 P.M.

AS AUTHORIZED BY SECTION 551 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE THIS MEETING MAY BE CONVENED IN A CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF SEEKING CONFIDENTIAL LEGAL ADVICE FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY ON ANY AGENDA ITEM. THE CITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RECONVENE, RECESS OR REALIGN THE REGULAR SESSION.

DUE TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY AND TO CONFORM WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS THE CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE BEING HELD VIA TELECONFERENCING. THE PUBLIC CAN VIEW LIVE ON THE CITY'S WEBSITE OR VIA RTN16. TO LISTEN TO THE MEETING LIVE OR TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT DURING THE PUBLIC HEARINGS, YOU MAY CALL 877-853-5247 AND ENTER MEETING NUMBER 85043899812.

SO, AT THIS TIME, I THINK-- ARE WE GOING TO GO IN ORDER WITH 3A

BRIAN? >> HOWEVER YOU WANT TO DO IT.

>> MAYOR: 3A IS FINE. DISCUSS THE COVID-19 EVENT AND

[3A. Discuss the COVID-19 event and take any necessary action. (20 minutes)]

TAKE ANY NECESSARY ACTION. >> LAURA? EXCELLENT. THANK YOU, LAURA.

COUNCIL, THIS IS UPDATE FOR COVID-19.

LET EVERYBODY KNOW WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON TODAY RECENTLY AND SOME OF OUR METRICS AND OTHER ISSUES. LAURA, IF YOU WILL GO TO SLIDE 2. THE FIRST COUPLE OF SLIDES JUST BASICALLY TO STATE THAT AT LEAST AS OF BEFORE 2:30 TODAY WE AS YOU KNOW MONDAY, APRIL 27TH, HE DID ANNOUNCE HIS PLAN TO REOPEN TEXAS. AND SO ESSENTIALLY, WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO SEE SINCE ABOUT FRIDAY, WE'VE SEEN RESTAURANTS AND OTHER BUSINESSES OPEN AT ROUGHLY 25 PERCENT OF THEIR CAPACITY.

AT THAT TIME, IT DID EXCLUDE PERSONAL SERVICES SUCH AS BARBERSHOPS, SALONS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

HIS STATED GOAL TO ME AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE WAS TO INCREASE TO 50 PERCENT BY MAY 18 IF OUR COVID-19 METRICS CONTINUE TO IMPROVE. SO, UNDER THOSE RULES IN STORE RETAIL SERVICES AND DINE-IN WERE ABLE TO OPERATE AT 25 PERCENT OF OCCUPANCY. EVEN ALLOWS MOVIE THEATERS TO OPEN UP. AGAIN AT 25 PERCENT.

SHOPPING MALLS AT 25 PERCENT. BUT THERE ARE CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS STILL SUCH AS, FOR EXAMPLE, FOOD COURT DINING AREAS, PLAY AREAS, INTERACTIVE DISPLAYS, THOSE REMAIN CLOSED.

THAT'S THE SAME THING FOR MUSEUMS AND LIBRARIES.

SO, BASICALLY ANYTHING PEOPLE CAN TOUCH, PARTICULARLY SMALL HANDS, YOU KNOW, HAVE TO BE CLOSED SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THE DIFFICULTY IN KEEPING THOSE AREAS DISINFECTED AND CLEANED UP. MEDICAL AND DENTAL SERVICE PROVIDERS CAN REOPEN. GOLF COURSE OPERATIONS, THEY CAN OPEN WITH LIMITATIONS ON NUMBER OF PLAYERS.

AND THOSE KIND OF THINGS. NEXT SLIDE.

SO, HERE'S THE LATEST. SO, GOVERNOR ABBOTT HAD A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY. HE ANNOUNCED THAT STARTING THIS FRIDAY, MAY 8TH, PERSONAL SERVICES, BUSINESSES CAN OPEN SUCH AS BARBERSHOPS, NAIL SALONS, THOSE KIND OF THINGS.

THERE WILL BE SOME LIMITATIONS. THEY HAVE-- THE GOVERNOR BASICALLY AS PART OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCED NEW GUIDELINES FOR EACH OF THE NEW INDUSTRIES HE IS TALKING ABOUT.

FOR EXAMPLE, WITH THE SALONS, ONE CUSTOMER PER STYLIST.

YOU STILL HAVE TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING SO THE BUSINESS ITSELF MAY HAVE TO MAKE SURE THERE'S ENOUGH ROOM IN BETWEEN EACH CHAIR, THOSE KIND OF THINGS.

AND THEN MAY 18 THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT GYMNASIUMS AND FITNESS CENTERS WILL BE ABLE TO REOPEN.

AGAIN, AT 25 PERCENT OCCUPANCY. ONE THING ON THE FITNESS EQUIPMENT. THEY ANNOUNCED THAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO WEAR GLOVES. SO IF YOU ARE GOING TO WORK OUT AND USE THE EQUIPMENT YOU WILL HAVE TO HAVE GLOVES ON AND ALSO

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MAINTAIN THE SIX FOOT DISTANCE. SHOWERS AND LOCKER ROOMS WILL BE CLOSED. SO, PEOPLE WILL COME IN, BE ABLE TO GET THEIR WORKOUT THEN WILL HAVE TO LEAVE BEFORE THEY CAN CLEAN UP. NON-ESSENTIAL MANUFACTURERS AND OTHER OFFICES WILL BE ABLE TO REOPEN ON MAY 18TH AS WELL TO THE GREATER OF EITHER FIVE EMPLOYEES OR 25 PERCENT OF THEIR WORKFORCE. SO, AGAIN, MAKING SURE THIS IS ALL PART OF THE STRATEGY TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS ENOUGH SEPARATION BETWEEN EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS AND THINGS LIKE THAT TO KEEP EVERYBODY SAFE. WEDDINGS, FUNERALS, MEMORIALS, CAN NOW TAKE PLACE. THEY'RE GOING TO USE THE SAME REGULATIONS AS RELIGIOUS SERVICES.

BARS CANNOT OPEN YET. THE GOVERNOR SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSED THAT ISSUE. PRIMARILY BECAUSE THEY'RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM MINGLING.

THAT IS KIND OF A MAIN PURPOSE. MOST BARS, THEY ARE CONTINUING TO HAVE THAT UNDER ASSESSMENT AND TRYING TO BUILD GUIDELINES TO OPEN IN THE FUTURE BUT IT'S NOT GOING TO BE YET.

I DID WANT TO TELL COUNCIL WE WERE INFORMED TODAY THAT AMERICAN GOLF INTENDS TO OPEN WATERVIEW GOLF COURSE TOMORROW.

SO, THEY KNOW THE LIMITATIONS. THE FOUR PLAYERS PER GROUP, THE SOCIAL DISTANCING, THE TEE TIMES.

THEY'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO SPACE THE TEE TIMES 12 MINUTES APART TO MAKE SURE THERE IS THAT SOCIAL DISTANCING.

ONE RIDER PER GOLF CART. UNLESS YOU ARE A FAMILY MEMBER.

SO, YOU KNOW, A FATHER AND SON TEAM CAN RIDE IN THE SAME CART BUT OTHERWISE IT IS ESSENTIALLY ONE RIDER PER CART.

SO THEY MADE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY.

WE DID ANNOUNCE IT ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA-- OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

WE'VE BEEN WORKING TODAY WITH THEIR STAFF TO CLEAN UP SOME THINGS THAT WE SAW ON THEIR SITE.

EVEN AFTER OFFICIALLY INFORMING US THERE WERE THINGS LIKE WHEN YOU WOULD LOOK ON THEIR OWN SITE IT WOULD STILL SAY CLOSED AND THINGS. SO, THEY'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THEM OFF AND ON ALL DAY TO MAKE SURE ALL THE INFORMATION IS ACCURATE AND UP TO DATE. WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED THIS INFORMATION FROM AMERICAN GOLF DIRECTLY TO CORPORATE OFFICE.

WE RECEIVED THIS FROM STAFF. BUT THEY ARE READY TO START PLAYING TOMORROW. SO, GOOD NEWS THERE.

SO, THE CITY CONTINUES TO WORK WITH ITS REOPEN ROWLETT RESPONSIBLY TASK FORCE. ONE THING THAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO THERE IS TO WORK WITH OUR INDUSTRY GROUPS TO SEE WHERE THERE'S GAPS AND WHERE THERE'S CONFUSION WHERE THERE'S INFORMATION THAT HASN'T BEEN IMPARTED OR WHERE WE NEED TO GET INTEL AND HOW THE CITY CAN HELP IN TERMS OF HELPING OUR INDUSTRIES SET BACK UP. SO, LAST WEEK AS WE HAD CONVERSATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS WITH EACH OF THOSE INDUSTRY GROUPS-- THE RESTAURANTS, RETAIL BUSINESSES, SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL FACILITIES-- JUST MAKING SURE THAT THERE ISN'T SOMETHING OUT THERE THAT WE'RE NOT AWARE OF.

AS YOU GUYS KNOW, THE GOVERNOR HAS PROVIDED SOME SPECIFIC GUIDANCE IN A LOT OF CASES BUT, YOU KNOW, THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS HERE. SO, AS BUSINESSES ARE TRYING TO REOPEN, IN SOME CASES THEY'RE STRUGGLING WITH SOME SEMANTIC OR SOME NUANCE THAT THEY'RE NOT SURE WHAT THE GOVERNOR'S INTENT WAS. AND SO THIS GROUP HAS BEEN ABLE TO ABSORB INFORMATION, HAVE DISCUSSIONS WITH THEIR INDUSTRY EXPERTS AND TRY TO HELP PROVIDE THAT GUIDANCE.

SO WE CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THAT GROUP TO HELP DO THAT.

WHITNEY, WOULD YOU MIND UPDATING US ON ROWLETT COED?

>> COUNCILMEMBER: SURE. SORRY ABOUT THAT, I WAS MUTED.

THE COED DID ANNOUNCE THE AWARDS FOR THE ROBUST GRANT PROGRAM.

WE ANNOUNCED 19 AWARDS ON FRIDAY TOTALLING $100,000.

AND ALL THE APPLICANTS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED WHETHER THEY GOT AN I A WARD OR NOT. EITHER WAY.

WE ARE WORKING ON FUTURE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES. AS SOON AS WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION THAT THAT'S READY FOR RELEASE WE'LL GET THAT OUT TO THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY. A SECOND ROUND OF CALLS TO SENIORS WILL BEGIN LATER THIS WEEK.

WE HAVE A TOTAL OF 21 RESIDENCES WITH NEED REQUESTS ALONG THE WAY. AND THE COED CONTINUES TO A -- COAD CONTINUES TO ASSIST RESIDENTS IN THE FUTURE.

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LOOKS LIKE THE SENIOR PIECE WILL BE LOOKING AT AN INITIAL LOAD OF RESIDENTS ASSIST IN THE NEXT PEW WEEKS.

SO, WE'RE READY FOR THAT. THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR: I HAVE A QUESTION. WHITNEY OR BLAKE, DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WITH THE 99 APPLICATIONS THAT WERE RECEIVED, HOW MUCH YOU WOULD PAY OUT IF WE HAD UNLIMITED FUNDS?

>> COUNCILMEMBER: IT WOULD BE OVER HALF A MILLION DOLLARS.

>> MAYOR: SO YOU HAVE GONE THROUGH ALL 99 APPLICATIONS AND

VALIDATED THEIR REQUESTS? >> COUNCILMEMBER: I'M NOT SURE THEY HAVE VALIDATED ALL OF THEM BUT I CAN TELL YOU THAT JUST FROM THE RAW DATA, FOR THOSE VALIDATED AND NOT VALIDATED, THE

NUMBER IS OVER 500,000. >> MAYOR: SO IT COULD BE LESS THAN THAT ONCE THEY WERE VALIDATED?

>> COUNCILMEMBER: IT COULD BE. >> MAYOR: AND THEN I KNOW YOU ALL PUBLISHED A PARTIAL LIST OF THE 19.

I DON'T THINK YOU PUBLISHED THE WHOLE 19, IS THAT CORRECT?

>> COUNCILMEMBER: THERE WERE A FEW APPLICANTS WHO REQUESTED TO NOT BE MADE PUBLIC. SO WE HONORED THAT WISH.

AND WE WILL BE HAVING A VIDEO, I BELIEVE, OF THOSE THAT DID WANT TO BE MADE PUBLIC THIS WEEK. THAT WILL KIND OF BE A GOOD THING PROMOTING THE THINGS THAT WE DID FOR THEM AND FOR THE CO AD. SO THAT WILL BE LATER THIS WEEK.

>> MAYOR: AND I DON'T MEAN TO CAST A LITTLE BIT OF A NEGATIVITY HERE, BUT IT WILL PROBABLY BE VIEWED THAT WAY, I THINK FOR FUTURE GRANTS WE HAVE TO INSIST THAT THEIR NAME BE ALLOWED TO BE PUBLISHED. THESE ARE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDS OR CBG FUNDS AND I THINK WE HAVE TO HAVE THAT AS A CONDITION FOR FULL TRANSPARENCY. THAT IF WE'RE GIVING GRANTS OUT,

THEIR NAMES ARE PUBLISHED. >> COUNCILMEMBER: RIGHT.

WE ALREADY HAVE THAT IN THE AFTER ACTION IS SOMETHING WE'LL

ADD TO IT FOR THE NEXT ROUND. >> AND THEY UNDERSTOOD THEY COULD BE DISCOVERED DURING OPEN RECORDS REQUESTS.

BUT WE'LL DEFINITELY NEXT TIME HAVE THAT IN THERE AS A

REQUIREMENT. >> MAYOR: OKAY.

THANK YOU. >> COUNCILMEMBER: THANK YOU, WHITNEY. NEXT SLIDE.

SO, COUNCIL, THIS IS A SLIDE THAT WE SHOWED LAST TIME AND THEY UPDATE THIS QUITE A BIT. THIS LAST UPDATE WAS OF 12:15 TODAY. ACROSS THE STATE WE HAVE OVER 33,000 CASES OF COVID THAT HAVE BEEN REPORTED.

906 FATALITIES. I DO WANT TO SAY THAT AT LEAST AS OF NOON TODAY 427,000 TESTS HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED.

AGAIN, THE TESTING BY THE PRIVATE LABS HAS BEEN EXTREMELY HELPFUL IN IDENTIFYING PATIENTS THAT NEED TO BE SELF-ISOLATED OR EVEN QUARANTINED. ONE THING I WILL SAY IS THAT THE FDA HAS PROVIDED NEW GUIDANCE REGARDING THE KINDS OF TESTS THAT ARE OUT THERE. THERE ARE SOME THAT HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO BE VALIDATED. THEY'VE REQUIRED THOSE FIRMS TO BE ABLE TO VALIDATE THEIR TEST IN TEN DAYS OR RISK BEING BANNED FROM THE UNITED STATES. AND SO THAT MIGHT REDUCE THE NUMBER OF PRIVATE LABS AVAILABLE HERE IN TEXAS, WHICH WE DON'T WHICH THOSE ARE. SO THAT IS SOMETHING THAT THE STATE IS WORKING ON THOUGH. AGAIN, HARRIS COUNTY CONTINUES TO LEAD THE STATE. ALMOST 7,000 CASES.

AND IN DALLAS COUNTY OVER 4,000 CASES.

THIS WAS A SLIDE THAT WE GOT YESTERDAY I BELIEVE IT IS.

AND WHAT WAS INTERESTING IN THIS IS THAT IT'S NOT NECESSARILY BY COUNTY. IT'S BY METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL LAYERING WHICH IS AN MSA. SO, FOR EXAMPLE, DALLAS WOULD BE COMBINED WITH FORT WORTH AND ARLINGTON AS AN MSA POPULATION.

IF YOU ARE A CITY LIKE AMARILLO ESSENTIALLY YOU ARE THE BIGGEST CITY IN THAT AREA THEN IT MIGHT INCLUDE SOME OF THE SMALL TOWNS.

WHAT THEY CALL SECOND RING TOWNS AS WELL.

THE THING THAT CAUGHT MY ATTENTION HERE AND THE REASON I'VE ADDED THIS SLIDE IS THAT AMARILLO AND LUBBOCK HAVE THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF CASES PER 100,000 POPULATION.

SO, FOR THE MOMENT CALL THAT PER CAPITA.

I WAS REALLY CURIOUS ABOUT THAT. SO, WE'VE DONE A LITTLE BIT OF DIGGING. WHAT WE THINK THE ANSWER IS BECAUSE THEY HAVE A LOT OF THE FOOD MANUFACTURING PLANTS OUT

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THERE THAT WE'RE HEARING ON THE NEWS THAT HAVE LARGE NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS CASES. I THINK YOU ARE GOING TO START TO SEE THAT POP-UP IN OTHER AREAS OF THE STATE.

YOU KNOW, SO, YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT JUST A METROPOLITAN AREAS THAT WHERE WE SAW ORIGINALLY THE FIRST SURGE OF COVID CASES.

NOW YOU ARE STARTING TO SEE THAT PRETTY MUCH ANYWHERE THAT YOU ARE SEEING THESE KINDS OF MANUFACTURING PLANTS.

>> MAYOR: FOR COMPARATIVE PURPOSES, THE CITY OF ROWLETT IS PROBABLY RIGHT AT 80 CASES PER 100,000.

>> I AGREE, MAY OR. JUST UNDER ONE.

THAT'S RIGHT. NEXT SLIDE.

SO, THIS IS ROWLETT SPECIFIC. I WILL SAY THAT TODAY WE DID GET ANOTHER POSITIVE CASE LATE IN THE DAY.

SO WE WERE REPORTING 53 BUT THE ANSWER IS 54.

WE HAVE 54 CASES. ONE THING I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT AND ADDRESS IS THAT WE HAVE 79 PEOPLE RIGHT NOW IN 25 HOUSEHOLDS THAT ARE IN QUARANTINE.

SO, JUST AS A REMINDER, WHEN YOU'RE POSITIVE FOR COVID, BASICALLY IT'S GOING TO TO BE SELF-ISOLATE EVERYBODY IN YOUR FAMILY. SO THAT SHOULD BE ENOUGH TO REASON TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE WEARING PROPER PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT WHEN OUT SHOPPING AND GOING TO THE GROCERY STORE AND THOSE KIND OF THINGS. GARLAND, WHICH AS YOU KNOW IS RIGHT ON THE WEST SIDE OF ROWLETT, HAS 417 CONFIRMED CASES. AND THEN ROCKWELL COUNTY IS UP TO 100. SO, WHEN YOU LOOK AT GARLAND AND ROCKWELLWALL, OF COURSE THAT IS THE ENTIRE COUNTY NOT JUST THE CITY OF ROCKWALL, BUT THERE ARE MANY CASES RIGHT HERE IN OUR AREA THAT WE NEED TO BE TUNED IN TO.

WE HAVE 25 INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE NOW COUNTED AS RECOVERED.

COUNCIL, AS YOU KNOW, THIS SEEMS TO-- THIS DISEASE HAS A LONG RECOVERY FOR PARTICULARLY THOSE WITH CHRONIC ILLNESSES OR THOSE THAT ARE OVER 65. SO, IT IS TAKING A WHILE FOR PEOPLE TO GET OVER THIS. WITH ALL THE DIFFERENT SYMPTOMS. ONE THING I THOUGHT WAS INTERESTING ON THE SLIDE ON THE BOTTOM LEFT-HAND CORNER THOUGH IS THAT THE NUMBER OF RECOVERED CASES IS APPROACHING THE NUMBER OF ACTIVE CASES.

SO WE CURRENTLY HAVE, AGAIN, THOSE HOUSEHOLDS, ABOUT 25 HOUSEHOLDS RIGHT NOW WITH 75 PEOPLE IN QUARANTINE.

NEXT SLIDE. SO, IN THE ROWLETT AREA, ONE THING I WANTED TO POINT OUT, AGAIN, WE MENTIONED GARLAND HERE JUST A MINUTE AGO WITH OVER 400 CASES.

ONE THING THAT IS-- THAT WE'VE SEEN IN THE NUMBERS AND DALLAS COUNTY AND, OF COURSE, ACROSS THE STATE, EACH OF THE COUNTIES, IS THAT THERE IS A SURGE RIGHT NOW, PARTICULARLY IN DALLAS COUNTY. AND I WANT TO SPEND JUST A MINUTE KIND OF TALKING ABOUT WHAT WE UNDERSTAND THAT SURGE TO BE. IN THE TOP LEFT-HAND CORNER YOU CAN SEE THE SOLID BLUE LINE WHICH IS THE CUMULATIVE VALUES FOR DALLAS WHICH IS THE SET OF DATA ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE.

SO, AGAIN, WE MENTIONED A MINUTE AGO ABOUT 4,600 CASES.

THAT PARTICULAR GRAPH IS ALREADY A DAY OLD.

THIS STUFF CHANGES SO FAST. BUT WE'RE AT 4,600.

THERE WERE 200 SOMETHING CASES TODAY.

>> MAYOR: 253. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

SO, 253 CASES BRINGING IT TO A TOTAL OF 4,600 IN DALLAS COUNTY.

THE OTHER THING THAT'S INTERESTING IS THIS 14-DAY AVERAGE NUMBER. ONE THING THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS PROVIDED GUIDANCE ON IS TO MONITOR THE 14-DAY BASIS TO SEE IF WE HAVE A DECLINING CASE OVER.

AND YOU CAN SEE IT'S THE WHITE LINE ON THIS CHART.

IT SHOWS A LITTLE DIFFERENT ON MY OTHER ONE.

BUT YOU CAN SEE THAT UP TICK TO THE RIGHT.

SO, RECENTLY IN DALLAS COUNTY, WE HAVE-- AFTER DALLAS COUNTY FLOATED FOR ABOUT A WEEK, A WEEK-AND-A-HALF WITH JUST OVER 100 CASES A DAY, THEY DROPPED BACK DOWN INTO THE 80S AND 90S FOR MAYBE AS MUCH AS FIVE TO SIX DAYS.

THEN RECENTLY HAD BEEN SPIKING TO 150S, 180S, 235, 253.

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AND SO ON THE CALLERS THAT WERE ON DALLAS COUNTY ON A DAILY BASIS PEOPLE HAVE ASKED ABOUT THAT.

WHAT JUDGE JENKIN HAS SAID ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS IS THAT ON APRIL 27TH THERE WAS A CHANGE IN THE WORD WITH WHO COULD BE TESTED. SO, THEY'RE NOW ATTRIBUTING IT TO FRONTLINE WORKERS WHO ARE NOW ABLE TO BE TESTED.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HE SAID AND I'M GOING TO FIND

THIS-- >> MAYOR: WHILE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THAT, IT'S ASYSTEMATIC FRONTLINE WORKERS WHICH PREVIOUSLY COULD NOT BE TESTED BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T HAVE

SYMPTOMS. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

ACTUALLY I THINK IT'S THE NEXT SLIDE.

CAN YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE? YES.

HERE IT IS. SO, COUNCIL, ONE THING THAT DALLAS COUNTY HAS REPORTED THAT IS OF THE CASES REQUIRING HOSPITALIZATION WHO HAVE REPORTED EMPLOYMENT 79 PERCENT OF BEEN WHAT THEY CALL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS.

THIS INCLUDES A BROAD RANGE OF OCCUPATIONAL SECTORS, HEALTHCARE, TRANSPORTATION, FOOD AND AGRICULTURE, PUBLIC WORKS, FINANCE, COMMUNICATIONS. SO, BASICALLY, IT'S THE FRONTLINE WORKERS, THOSE THAT ARE TOUCHING THE PUBLIC FIRST AND FOREMOST. AND WHEN YOU START TO LOOK AT THE INITIAL STAGES OF THIS DISEASE, YOU START IT OFF WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN TRAVELING. THEN ONCE YOU HAVE COMMUNITY SPREAD, ONE AREA THAT WE STARTED TO SEE THE MOST CASES WERE THOSE THAT WERE OVER 65 OR HAD CHRONIC CONDITIONS.

NOW WHAT YOU ARE SEEING IS THESE FRONTLINE WORKERS WHICH ALL ALONG HAVE BEEN THERE. AND SO WHAT I THINK IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO HAVE COVID THAT ARE ASYSTEMATIC AND THAT HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED AND WE JUST DON'T KNOW. AND I THINK THE SURGE AND AT LEAST THIS IS WHAT IT APPEARS TO BE ATTRIBUTABLE TO, IS THAT THE SURGE IS BEING-- AS MUCH BECAUSE THAT NEW PEOPLE ARE BEING TESTED WHO PRIOR TO THAT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN TESTED.

ONE THING THAT WE'RE GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT REOPENING, FOR EXAMPLE, CITY FUNCTIONS, AND ONE THING THAT THE FEDERAL GUIDELINES HAVE PROVIDED WAS THAT THERE NEEDS TO BE AN INCREASE IN TESTING. AND THAT INCREASE DOES APPEAR TO BE HAPPENING. JUST IN ROCKWALL COUNTY, I BELIEVE HAD 5,000 TEST KITS THEY WERE PROVIDING BY A PRIVATE COMPANY. LAKE POINT I THINK, LAKE POINT CHURCH, THEY HAD ANOTHER ONE I THINK IT WAS TODAY.

TOMORROW, EXCUSE ME, THANK YOU, MAYOOR.

IT'S MORE LIMITED IN THE NUMBER OF TESTS AVAILABLE.

BUT THE POINT IS THERE ARE PLACES ALL OVER THE STATE THAT ARE POPPING UP NOW WHERE PEOPLE CAN GET TESTED.

SOME OF WHICH THAT COULD NOT HAVE BEEN TESTED PREVIOUSLY.

THIS IS THE TESTING SLIDE. SO, LAST WEEK ONE THING THE GOVERNOR DID SAY IS AT THAT POINT THEY WERE TESTING ABOUT 15 TO 20,000 A DAY. THEIR GOAL IS TO REACH 30,000.

YOU REMEMBER ON THAT ONE SLIDE I HAD EARLIER THAT SHOWED THE STATE AS AN OVERALL. OVER 400,000 TESTS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED ACROSS THE ENTIRE STATE.

AGAIN, MOST OF THAT HAS BEEN PRIVATE SECTOR TESTING.

BUT THERE ARE NOW OVER 300 SITES ACROSS THE STATE.

>> MAYOR: HEY, BRIAN. WE DIDN'T TALK ABOUT THIS AHEAD OF TIME, BUT CAN WE JUST PAUSE FOR A MINUTE AND MAKE SURE ED GETS A MINUTE TO TALK ABOUT TESTING? BECAUSE IT'S A COMPLEX THING AND THERE'S CAVEATS OUT THERE AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE, YOU KNOW, THOSE 500 TESTS IN HEATH WERE NOT -- YOU KNOW THOSE WERE ANTIBODY TESTING FROM A SOURCE THAT WAS NOT FDAAPPROVED. SO I JUST WANT TO GIVE ED A MINUTE TO KIND OF GO THROUGH SOME-- WHATEVER YOU WANT TO SAY, ED, BUT JUST SOME WARNINGS ABOUT YOU KNOW WHAT PEOPLE SHOULD BE

LOOKING FOR, IF YOU WOULD. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

BRIAN DID COVER SOME OF THAT WITH THE HEATH TESTING THAT'S NOT AN FDA AUTHORIZED TEST. CITY OF LAREDO, PARIS, TEXAS, HAVE SPENT SIGNIFICANT DOLLARS FOR TESTING.

BOTH DIAGNOSTIC AND ANTIBODY. SOME OF THOSE TURNED OUT TO BE

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NOT EFFECTIVE. TURNING OUT A LOT OF FALSE NEGATIVES WHEN THEY DID THE CONTROL STORY.

WORD OF CAUTIOUS REGARDING SPECIFICALLY THE ANTIBODY TESTING. THE FDA IS DOING MORE NOW TO SORT OF BRING BACK THE OPENING OF THE FLOOD GATES TO ANYBODY WHO IS ABLE TO PRODUCE ANY SORT OF TESTING AND FLOOD THE MARKET WITH IT. SO, THANKFULLY THE FDA IS SCALING THAT BACK QUITE A BIT. BUT STILL THERE ARE A LOT OF TESTS. EVEN FROM BIG NAME BRAND YOU KNOW LABORATORY TESTING SITES WHO ARE PUSHING OUT TESTS THAT DON'T HAVE VERY GOOD SPES AHISSTY ARE SENSITIVITY RATES.

SO, JUST A GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION REGARDING WHAT KIND OF TEST YOU GET AND WHERE YOU GET IT FROM.

>> MAYOR: SO, YOU KNOW, A ROWLETT RESIDENT, HOW DO THEY MAKE SURE THEY'RE DOING WHAT THEY SHOULD BE DOING IN REGARDS

TO TESTING? >> MAKE SURE YOU ARE GETTING TESTED ASK WHAT KIND OF TEST THEY'RE CONDUCTING AND FOLLOW UP WITH THE FDA/EUA WEBSITE TO MAKE SURE THAT TEST SITE HAS RECEIVED

AN AUTHORITY FROM THE FDA. >> MAYOR: AND WE'RE KEEPING OUR WEBSITE UP TO DATE TOO. THIS IS ONE AREA ED IS ON TOP OF AND IT CHANGES SO QUICKLY. AND IT'S IMPORTANT BECAUSE WE CAN'T BE HAVING FALSE NEGATIVES AND FALSE POSITIVES OUT THERE,

OBVIOUSLY. >> THANK YOU, ED.

COUNCIL, THE LAST SLIDE I HAVE ON THIS TOPIC IS THE ECONOMY.

SOME OF THE CHARTS ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE ARE THE SAME.

THEY DON'T CHANGE AS OFTEN AS WE WOULD LIKE TO GET THE INFORMATION. SOME OF THIS IS DAILY BUT THEN THEY WON'T POST IT FOR A WEEK. BUT ONE THING THAT WE WERE ABLE TO DO IS GET SOME UPDATED INFORMATION ON UNEMPLOYMENT.

YOU CAN SEE THROUGH APRIL 25TH THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE REPORTING-- FILING UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS CONTINUED TO RISE.

HERE IN ROWLETT WE'RE UP TO 2,600 PEOPLE THAT ARE UNEMPLOYED AND THAT HAVE FILED HERE IN ROWLETT.

YOU HAVE PROBABLY SEEN THE STORIES BUT WE KNOW THAT AIRLINE FLIGHTS HAVE DRAMATICALLY DROPPED.

I DID SEE ONE YESTERDAY OR TODAY THAT UNITED AIRLINES IS GOING TO LAY OFF 30 PERCENT OF THEIR WORKFORCE.

AND THAT'S BECAUSE THEY'RE DOWN TO ABOUT 10 TO 15 PERCENT OF WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN THEIR NORM IN TERMS OF FLIGHTS.

SO, IT'S VERY ROUGH OUT THERE RIGHT NOW.

AND, YOU KNOW, JUST BEING SENSITIVE ABOUT THAT.

THAT WAS MY UPDATE FOR TONIGHT. THE NEXT ITEM WE WERE GOING TO DISCUSS IS TO START TALKING ABOUT REOPENING ROWLETT ITSELF.

THE CITY PORTION. >> MAYOR: LET'S PAUSE THERE AND COUNCIL WHO HAS QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS OR ANYTHING YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT? NOT SEEING ANYTHING.

ONE THING I WANT TO ASK COUNCIL I'M THINKING IT MIGHT BE TIME TO GO BACK TO THE REGULAR TWICE A MONTH COUNCIL MEETINGS.

AND NOT NECESSARILY PLAN FOR THE WEEKLY MONDAY MEETINGS.

BUT WE CAN ALWAYS CALL AN EMERGENCY MEETING OR A 72 HOUR ADVANCED NOTICE MEETING IF WE NEED TO.

BUT I'D LIKE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT.

IF YOU THINK IT'S OKAY TO GO BACK TO TWICE A MONTH MEETINGS?

>> COUNCILMEMBER: FINE WITH ME. >> COUNCILMEMBER: I THINK THAT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO AT THIS POINT.

>> COUNCILMEMBER: I AGREE. I THINK THE UPDATES ARE WITHIN TWO WEEKS WE CAN GET THOSE UPDATES EVERY TWO WEEKS.

AND IF FOR ANY REASON WE NEED TO SCHEDULE A SPECIAL MEETING WE

CAN DO THAT. >> MAYOR: AND THE UPDATES ARE OUT ON OUR WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA EVERY DAY.

>> COUNCILMEMBER: I AGREE. AND BRIAN HAS BEEN DOING A PRETTY GOOD JOB OF KEEPING COUNCIL UPDATED AS WELL THROUGH

OUR EMAILS. >> COUNCILMEMBER: I AGREE.

>> MAYOR: OKAY. SO, AND I KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, WE'VE GOT STRATEGIC PLANNING COM COP AND BRIAN WAS THINKING ABOUT USING PART OF A MONDAY MEETING TO ARE THAT.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS WE CAN SCHEDULE THAT SEPARATELY.

AND IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY HAVE TO BE ON A MONDAY.

SO, BRIAN YOU OKAY WITH THAT? .

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>> I AM. BUT I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY THAT THE DAYS THAT COUNCIL THINKS THAT WE'RE GOING TO GET AWAY FROM WE'RE PROBABLY GOING TO RESCHEDULE FOR THE STRATEGY PLANNING ANYWAY. BUT IT PROVIDES THAT TIME SLOT TO BE ABLE TO GET THROUGH THOSE OTHER TOPICS.

AND WE HAVE SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT.

THE BUDGET IS COMING UP. WE HAVE BOND ISSUES THAT ARE SCHEDULED FOR THIS SUMMER. THERE'S A LOT OF STUFF WE NEED

TO DISCUSS. >> I AGREE.

AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF MEETING TIME BUT I JUST WANTED TO NOT NECESSARILY HAVE A SCHEDULED MONDAY MEETING JUST BECAUSE OF COVID IF WE DIDN'T NO LONGER NEEDED THAT.

BRIAN I THOUGHT YOU SAID YOU WANTED 3A AND 3B TOGETHER.

I THINK YOU SAID 3A AND 3D. IS THAT CORRECT?

>> I DID, MAYOR. THANK YOU.

SO, PAUL IS GOING TO DO THAT PART.

I DO WANT TO DO ONE LEAD IN TO TIS.

>> MAYOR: MAY I READ 3D FIRST. WE'RE GOING TO SKIP TO 3D

[3D. Discuss Planning for Safely Reopening City Offices and Facilities. (20 minutes)]

DISCUSS PLANNING FOR SAFELY REOPENING CITY OFFICES AND

FACILITIES. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

ONE THING I DO WANT TO SAY IS THAT FIRST AND FOREMOST AND PAUL WILL TALK ABOUT THIS BUT I JUST WANT TO REEMPHASIZE THIS.

THERE'S A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY OUT THERE WITH COVID-19.

AND WITH THE SURGE IN DALLAS COUNTY, THE NUMBER OF NEW CASES, THE LENGTH OF TIME THAT IT MAY TAKE BEFORE WE PEAK AND BEFORE WE START TO EVEN IN OUR AREA START TO SEE A DECLINE IS WORRISOME. AND WE DON'T KNOW WHEN THAT WILL BE SO WHEN THE GOVERNOR HAS BEEN LOOKING AT TRENDS ACROSS TEXAS HE IS LOOKING AT THE ENTIRE STATE.

BUT HE HAS ACKNOWLEDGED THE FACT IN PREVIOUS DISCUSSIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE OTHER AREAS IN THE STATE WITH HOT SPOTS.

AND DALLAS COUNTY IS ONE OF THOSE.

WE'VE SEEN TODAY WAS THE HIGHEST NUMBER THAT WE'VE SEEN, 253.

IT FOLLOWS ON THE HEELS OF TWO DAYS OF ABOUT 230 PLUS.

SO IT HAS REALLY AND MAYBE WE ARE AT THAT PEAK BUT WE CAN'T SEE IT YET AND WE DON'T KNOW IT'S THERE UNTIL IT ACTUALLY HAPPENS. SO WE HAVE TASKED OUR STAFF WITH STARTING TO WRESTLE WITH HOW DO WE SAFELY OPEN FOR BOTH OUR CUSTOMERS SAKE AS WELL AS OUR EMPLOYEES? SO PAUL IS GOING TO GO THROUGH THAT.

UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS NOT-- THIS DISCUSSION IS NOT TO CHERRY PICK WHICH FUNCTIONS OR DEPARTMENTS OR WHICH OPERATIONS OPEN AND WHEN. BUT IT'S REALLY TO SHOW YOU THE FRAMEWORK THINGS WE'RE HAVING TO CONSIDER SO WE CAN DO IT SAFELY.

WITH THAT, I'LL LEAVE THAT OFF TO YOU, SIR.

>> MAYOR, COUNCIL, GOOD EVENING, IT'S GREAT TO SEE ALL OF YOU.

IF YOU DON'T MIND PULLING UP THE PRESENTATION.

I MAY HAVE MADE HER SO MAD TODAY SHE IS 23409 GOING TO PULL IT

UP. >> RIGHT, YOU ARE BEING PUNISHED.

BEAR WITH ME HERE JUST A MOMENT. HERE COMES MY CAT.

>> YOU WON'T PICK IT UP AND THROW IT LIKE THAT ONE COMMISSIONER ON THE VIDEO WILL YOU.

>> THAT WAS SAD. >> COUNCILMEMBER: IF I HAD MY DOGS IN HERE YOU WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO HEAR THE COUNCIL MEETING

>> MAYOR: MY CAT CONSTANTLY WALKS ACROSS MY KEYBOARD.

>> OKAY. THERE WE GO.

SO, MAYOR AND COUNCIL, AGAIN I DO WANT TO JUST KIND OF PIGGYBACK ON SOME OF BRIAN'S COMMENTS.

AND BY THE TITLE OF THIS, PLANNING FOR SAFELY REOPENING CITY FACILITIES AND OFFICES. AS IT WAS MENTIONED, WE'VE NOT HAD ANY EMPLOYEES DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 AND WE THINK DUE TO THE EFFORTS THAT HAVE BEEN TAKEN THAT HAS REALLY DONE THAT.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WHEN WE DO GO BACK THAT THE EMPLOYEES ARE SAFE AND THE PUBLIC IS SAFE. TO KIND OF TAKE YOU THROUGH.

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GOING BACK TO THE BEGIN PING WHEN THIS STARTED OF COURSE CITY OFFICES WERE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.

THE LIBRARY WAS CLOSED. SINCE THAT TIME WE HAVE STARTED A CURBSIDE PROGRAM WHICH IS GOING VERY WELL.

THE ROWLETT COMMUNITY CENTER HAS BEEN CLOSED.

MANY OF US ARE WORKING FROM HOME FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME.

WE'RE DOING MICROSOFT TEAMS AND ZOOM 3450E9 MEETINGS AND WE'RE ALL GETTING ACCUSTOMED TO THAT. THE DEPARTMENT DIVIDED INTO TEAMS TO MAKE SURE THEIR EMPLOYEES AREN'T EXPOSED WITH OTHERS TO TRY TO CONTROL IF ONE TEAM GOT THAT COVID OR A MEMBER GOT COVID THAT IT WOULDN'T SPREAD TO THE OTHERS.

BUT I THINK THE GREAT THING THERE WITH ALL OF THAT, ALL OF OUR ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS HAVE CONTINUED.

OUR DEPARTMENTS HAVE BEEN SO CREATIVE AND I KNOW MS. LAUREN IS GOING TO APPRECIATE ME GETTING THIS PICTURE OF HER RIGHT NOW. WE'VE HAD ONLINE STORY TIME.

WE'VE HAD ONLINE BINGO WHICH GOT A LOT OF ATTENTION WITH A LOT OF OTHER CITIES. WE'VE HAD PERMIT APPLICATION DROP OFFS AND ONLINE APPLICATIONS.

LAST WEEK WE DID START DOING PERMITS FOR NON-DISCRETIONARY WORK. SO THAT WAS A GOOD MOVE RIGHT THERE. OTHER PARTS OF THAT WE HAVE HAD THE TELEMEDIC PROGRAM SET UP THAT PROTECTS OUR FIREFIGHTERS, PARAMEDIC, AS WELL AS THE PUBLIC.

WE HAVE A SPECIAL COVID-19 MEDIC UNIT.

A COUPLE OF OUR GUYS DID A PSA AS FAR AS HOW IS PROPERLY WEARING A MASK. AND THE JUDGE IS PUTTING EVERYTHING TOGETHER RIGHT NOW TO BEGIN VIRTUAL COURT.

SO, AS FAR AS SAFELY REOPENING CITY FACILITIES, OF COURSE THE GOVERNOR'S REPORT, THE FIRST ONE THAT CAME OUT, REALLY STARTED THE BALL ROLLING. RESTAURANTS AND RETAIL COULD OPERATE AT 25 PERCENT CAPACITY. LIBRARIES COULD REOPEN AT 25 PERCENT CAPACITY. AND HE MADE FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS TODAY WHICH DID INCLUDE GYMS AND OFFICES.

WE'RE GETTING TO THE POINT NOW THE PUBLIC WILL HAVE EXPECTATIONS THAT CITY FACILITIES SHOULD BE OPENING AGAIN AS WELL. NEXT SLIDE.

SO IT IS ANTICIPATED WHEN WE BEGIN TO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC IT WILL BE IN PHASES. WE WILL NOT JUST ONE DAY UNLOCK THE DOORS AB EVERYBODY COMES BACK TO WORK.

THERE WILL LIKELY BE HEALTH ORDERS IN PLACE AND GUIDELINES THAT WE WILL NEED TO FOLLOW. AND WHAT'S HIGHLIGHTED IN RED, I GUESS WE JUST CAN'T STRESS THAT ENOUGH TONIGHT, THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR EMPLOYEES, RESIDENTS AND VISITORS IS FIRST AND FOREMOST IN ANY PLAN THAT WE PUT TOGETHER IN INIS SUBSTITUTING A BACK TO WORK PROGRAM.

WE DO TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE MEASURES IN PLACE TO MITIGATE THE POTENTIAL SPREAD OF COVID-19 WHEN OUR FACILITIES BEGIN TO OPEN. WHAT WE WOULD BE WORKING ON IS A RECONSTITUTION PLAN. EACH DEPARTMENT IS WORKING ON THIS PLAN FOR REOPENING THEIR OFFICES AND FACILITIES.

WE HAVE A RECONSTITUTION TEAM THAT WILL WORK WITH EACH DEPARTMENT TO HELP THEM FINALIZE THEIR PLAN AND MAKE SURE ALL THE SAFEGUARDS ARE IN PLACE TO PROTECT THE EMPLOYEES AND THE PUBLIC WHEN WE DO OPEN AGAIN. SO PART OF THE REQUIREMENTS THAT WE'RE ASKING EACH OF THE DIRECTORS TO LOOK AT IS THE PPE REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH DEPARTMENT.

WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT TYPE, THE QUANTITY THAT IS NEEDED PER MONTH. WE ALSO WANT TO LOOK AT REMOTE OR LIMITED CONTACT PUBLIC INTERFACING.

WE HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB PROVIDING SOME OF THOSE SERVICES IF CAN STILL PROVIDE THOSE AND THAT KEEPS IT WHERE WE DON'T HAVE TO BRINGS A MANY PEOPLE BACK AS SOON WE WANT TO DID THAT. WE NEED TO HAVE A GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF THE VISITOR FREQUENCY EXPECTED TO THOSE FACILITIES AND HOW WE CAN MITIGATE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 WHEN HAVING THOSE INTERACTIONS. WE ALSO NEED TO LOOK AT TELEWORK, STAGGERED SCHEDULING IN CASE WE HAVE AN INFECTION RATE REBOUND OR WE HAVE TO CLOSE ONE OF OUR FACILITIES IF THERE'S A POSITIVE CASE WITHIN THAT FACILITY.

SO, ESSENTIALLY A PLAN B IF WE DID BEGIN TO REOPEN AND HAD A SETBACK. THE OTHER PART OF THAT IS TRAINING. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERY DEPARTMENT DETERMINES THE TYPE AND FREQUENCY OF TRAINING THEY NEED FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES. IT WOULD COVER THE PPE, CLEANING, DISINFECTION PROTOCOLS AND ANY OTHER DISEASE SPREAD MITIGATION EFFORTS. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THE PROPER SIGNAGE IS ON PUT OUT FOR EMPLOYEES AND THE PUBLIC.

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WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THERE ARE SOCIAL DISTANCING MARKERS AND SIGNS. WE'VE GOT GREAT EXAMPLES OUT THERE. BECAUSE OF THE ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES HAVE BEEN OPEN FOR SOME TIME AND THE NEW ONES THAT ARE OPENING AS FAR AS HOW WE CAN DO THAT.

IF WE NEED TO MAKE ANY FACILITY ACCESS IMPROVEMENTS OR MODIFICATIONS, EITHER PERMANENT OR TEMPORARILY, THAT WILL HELP MITIGATE THE SPREAD, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT'S IN THE PLAN AS WELL. THEN WE ALSO NEED TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE SCREENING AND MONITORING OUTLINED IN THE PLAN TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR STAFF IS PROPERLY SCREENED AND MONITORED FOR ANY SYMPTOMS THAT COULD BE RELATED TO COVID.

JUST TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE. AS I'VE MENTIONED THE GOVERNOR'S FIRST ISSUANCE FROM HIS STRIKE FORCE DID SAY THAT LIBRARIES COULD REOPEN. LAURA AND HER TEAM WENT THROUGH A PROCESS TO PUT EVERYTHING IN PLACE TO HAVE GUIDELINES SO THEY COULD OPEN. NOW THEY DO HAVE THE PLANS IN PLACE FOR THAT WITH LIMITED OCCUPANCY.

THE GOVERNOR'S RULING SAID IT WAS A 25 PERCENT OCCUPANCY.

WELL OUR LIBRARY, 25 PERCENT WOULD BE 84 PEOPLE.

WE THINK 84 PEOPLE IN THE LIBRARY AT ONE TIME, PARTICULARLY DURING THIS TIME, WOULD BE WAY TOO MANY.

SO, WE'RE LOOKING AT A NUMBER BETWEEN 20 AND 30 WHEN THE LIE REAR OPENS TO THE -- LIBRARY OPENS TO THE PUBLIC.

IT WOULD BE BASICALLY SERVICES ONLY.

WE WOULD NOT HAVE PROGRAMMING OR CLASSES IN THE LIBRARY.

PEOPLE WOULD COME IN TO CHECK OUT BOOKS AB MATERIALS THEN ESSENTIALLY LEAVE. WE WOULD HAVE NO COMPUTER USE.

THE LIBRARY STAFF IS DIVIDED INTO A AND B TEAMS AND THAT WOULD CONTINUE. SEATING WOULD BE REMOVED SO WE DON'T HAVE PEOPLE STAYING IN THE LIBRARY.

THAT, OF COURSE, WOULD BE EXTRA CLEANING AND PRECAUTIONS THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO TAKE. WHEN THE ITEMS WOULD BE RETURNED TO THE LIBRARY THEY WOULD HAVE TO BE QUARANTINED FOR FOUR DAYS AND BEFORE THEY COULD BE BACK IN CIRCULATION.

THE STAFF WOULD WEAR A MASK AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING THAT TIME AND THE CURBSIDE CHECK OUT WOULD STILL BE AVAILABLE TO THOSE CUSTOMERS WHO WOULD PREFER TO USE THAT METHOD AS OPPOSED TO COMING INTO THE LIBRARY.

SO, ONCE THE DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS GET THEIR INFORMATION TO US WE WILL BEGIN A RECONSTITUTION TEAM WILL BEGIN A REVIEW PROCESS. THAT WILL BE THE FIRE CHIEF, MYSELF, AND A FEW OTHERS THAT WILL BE BROUGHT IN BASED ON THE NEED OF SOME INFORMATION THAT WE'LL NEED.

AND WE'LL MEET WITH ALL THOSE DEPARTMENTS TO MAKE SURE WE FINALIZE THEIR PLANS FOR THEIR REOPEN.

I DO WANT TO MENTION, WE WILL HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE TO REOPEN JUST BECAUSE WE HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE TO REOPEN.

IT DOESN'T MEAN WE'LL BE-- WE'LL DO THAT.

WE UNDERSTAND THERE WILL BE TRIGGERING EVENTS OR ACTIVITIES SUCH AS MORE ORDERS COMING DOWN FROM THE GOVERNOR.

EVERYBODY HAS SAID WE NEED TO WATCH THE DATA AND SEE A COVID DECREASE. SO, WE'RE GOING ON KEEP ALL THOSE THINGS IN MIND BEFORE WE BEGIN REOPENING TO THE PUBLIC.

. WITH THAT I'M MORE THAN HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

>> BEFORE WE DO, JUST ONE OTHER BRIEF COMMENT I'D LIKE TO MAKE ON THIS. IS THAT THIS IS-- WHAT WE'RE DOING IS BUILDING A FRAMEWORK. AND I HAVE BEEN REALLY IMPRESSED WITH SOME OF THE OTHER MATERIALS THAT WE HAVE FOUND SUCH AS DALLAS COUNTY HAS DONE A REALLY GOOD JOB WITH THIS.

THERE'S BEEN OTHER CITIES. IT'S NOT LIKE WE'VE HAD TO REINVENT THE WHEEL. WE'VE GOT GREAT CHECKLISTS OUT THERE. WE'VE GOT GREAT INFORMATION.

BUT THE POINT I WANT TO MAKE WITH THIS IS THAT EACH THING THAT WE DO, EACH THING THAT WE REOPEN AT WHATEVER STAGE OR PHASE IT IS, WILL HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS VIGOROUS REVIEW PROCESS BEFORE WE LAUNCH THAT NEXT PART.

EVEN IF THE LIBRARY IS OPEN IT MAY NOT MEAN ANOTHER FACILITY IS OPEN. CDC IS STILL RECOMMENDING THAT PLAY GROUNDS NOT OPEN RIGHT NOW. AND THE PROBLEM IS HOW YOU CLONE THOSE AND KEEP THEM CLEAN FOR LITTLE HANDS AND PEOPLE THAT LIKE TO PLAY ON EQUIPMENT AND NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO CLEAN IT CONSTANTLY CLEAN THAT. SO, WE'RE STILL WAY OFF A WAY OFF FROM BEING ABLE TO OPEN CERTAIN TYPES OF FACILITIES BUT I THINK WE HAVE A GREAT FRAMEWORK FOR US TO CONSIDER AND THINK THROUGH EACH OF THOSE STEPS GOING FORWARD.

>> MAYOR: DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING? >> YES.

I JUST WANT TO BE SURE THAT COUNCIL IS ABLE TO VIEW THE

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RECONSTITUTION PLAN BEFORE IT'S IMPLEMENTED.

JUST IN CASE IF WE SEE ANYTHING THAT NEEDS TO BE CHANGED.

BUT I DO APPRECIATE THE HARD WORK THAT YOU ALL ARE DOING.

>> WE CAN CERTAINLY DO THAT. >> MAYOR: ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I THINK IS IMPORTANT TODAY, WHO KNOWS WHEN IT'S NO LONGER IMPORTANT. HOPEFULLY SOME DAY IT'S NO LONGER IMPORTANT IS, YOU KNOW, A DECISION OF ARE WE GOING TO REQUIRE RESIDENTS TO WEAR MASKS IN OUR FACILITIES.

AND WE ARE ALLOWED TO MAKE THAT DECISION.

AND I THINK IT'S A VERY IMPORTANT DECISION FOR US TO MAKE TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE. SO I DIDN'T SEE THAT IN THAT LIBRARY PLAN, PAUL. YOU WERE GETTING PRETTY SPECIFIC ON THAT PLAN BUT I THINK THAT'S ANOTHER ONE THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE MAKE A MACRO DECISION ON.

>> I THINK YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT ABOUT THAT.

WITH THE ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES THAT HAVE BEEN OPEN AND THOSE THAT ARE REOPENING, WEARING A MASK HAS BEEN PART OF THAT.

AND I THINK THAT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE RESIDENTS AND OUR EMPLOYEES TO DO THAT.

>> MAYOR: WHEN DO YOU THINK A PLAN WILL BE READY TO BE LOOKED AT AND IMPLEMENTED SHORTLY THEREAFTER? LIKE OPENING UP THE LIBRARY. OBVIOUSLY WITH GOVERNOR ABBOTT'S ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY, GYMS MAY, DON'T HAVE TO, BUT MAY BE OPEN BY MAY 18. DO YOU HAVE A TIMELINE IN MIND

FOR ROLLING SOME OF THIS OUT? >> YEAH.

I CAN TELL YOU AS FAR AS THE LIBRARY GOES, LAURA AND HER TEAM HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE. SO THEY WILL BE READY TO REOPEN.

EACH DEPARTMENT WILL GET THEIR INFORMATION BACK TO THE RECONSTITUTION TEAM NEXT MONDAY TEN THE RECONSTITUTION TEAM WILL BEGIN TO MEET WITH THOSE. WE'RE EXPECTING ABOUT A TWO-WEEK TIME PERIOD FROM THE TIME THEY SUBMIT THAT FOR US TO REVIEW TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT. BASED ON THE GOVERNOR'S ANNOUNCEMENT THERE MAY BE SOME DEPARTMENTS WE TRY TO GET TO FIRST TO MAKE SURE WE'RE READY FOR THAT.

BUT WE THINK IT WOULD BE ABOUT TWO WEEKS-- OFFICIALLY THREE

WEEKS FROM TODAY. >> AND ONE THING I WOULD ENVISION THAT IS WE WILL SHARE THAT WITH COUNCIL AT THE NEXT MEETING. I THINK BY THAT TIME WE'LL HAVE A MUCH BETTER GRASP OF WHAT IT'S GOING TO TAKE FOR EACH FUNCTION AND OPERATIONS AND FACILITIES TO REOPEN.

>> MAYOR: BUT WE'RE 23409 GOING TO WAIT ANOTHER THREE WEEKS TO

OPEN THE LIBRARY ARE WE? >> NO.

AT THE RISK OF CORNERING YOU TO A DATE, WHEN DO YOU THINK WE'LL

BE DOING THAT? >> LAURA HAS PUT THE PLANS TOGETHER TO BE READY TO OPEN THE LIBRARY THIS COMING MONDAY.

>> MAYOR: SO WE HAVE REVIEW TO DO THIS WEEK AND DECISION TO MAKE OF WHETHER WE OPEN ON MONDAY IS THAT WHAT I AM

HEARING? >> YES.

>> MAYOR: OKAY. COUNCIL, OTHER QUESTIONS, COMMENTS? ANGIE, CAN WE SEE YOUR FACE.

SO, YOU KNOW OBVIOUSLY ONE OF THE AREAS THAT OUR PUBLIC IS VERY INTERESTED IN NOT JUST THE LIBRARY BECAUSE OF ITS PUBLIC FACING BUT ALSO THE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AND THE OUTDOORS AND THE PLAYGROUNDS, ET CETERA. I KNOW YOU AND I AND PAUL WILL BE ON A CALL TOMORROW FOR BEST PRACTICES.

YOU PROBABLY-- CAN YOU JUST TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE HEARING FROM THE INDUSTRY. HOW YOU'RE STAYING ABREAST TO WHAT THE CURRENT RECOMMENDATIONS ARE? CAN YOU GIVE SOME FLAVOR FOR OUR PUBLIC ON THAT.

>> ABSOLUTELY. WE ARE DIRECTORS ACROSS THE STATE OF TEXAS ARE TALKING SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK AND INTERACTING VIA THE DFW DIRECTOR'S GROUP ON BEST PRACTICES. CDC RECOMMENDATIONS IS WHAT THE MAJORITY OF FWOEKS ARE FOLLOWING AT THIS TIME.

CITY STILL RECOMMENDS PLAY GROUNDS ARE CLOSED, DOG PARKS ARE CLOSED. SO, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE GOVERNOR AND HIS ORDERS, THEN WE'RE ALSO LOOKING AT WHAT ELSE IS OUT THERE THAT IS GIVING ADVICE.

AND IT'S ALL ABOUT THE CONTAGION LEVEL.

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE TOUCHED SURFACES THAT ARE SHARED WITHOUT THE ABILITY TO SANITIZE. SO IF YOU USED A PIECE OF GYM EQUIPMENT IF I CAN OPEN MAY 18 AT A REDUCED CAPACITY AND CLEAN

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THAT PIECE OF EQUIPMENT, I CAN'T NECESSARILY DO THAT AT A PLAY GROUND OR PARK OR AT THE DOG PARK.

SO THAT'S WHERE WE'RE KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH REALLY LOOKING AT CDC GUIDELINES ON PLAYGROUNDS, RESTROOMS, DOG PARKS AND FOLLOWING THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS ON DOING THOSE KIND OF THINGS.

WE'VE TAKEN THAT TO ANOTHER LEVEL.

IF WE REOPEN PLAYGROUNDS WE WILL THEN REOPEN RESTROOMS BECAUSE OF THE HABIT WASHING ABILITY IF THE RESTROOMS ARE OPEN WITH ADDITIONAL SANITIZATION OF THOSE RESTROOMS. THEN IN THOSE PARKS THAT DON'T HAVE RESTROOMS WE'RE LOOKING INTO ADDING THE PORTABLE RESTROOMS. THE PORTALETS. THEN THEY HAVE-- WE'RE LOOKING AT INSTALLING HAND SANITIZER IN THOSE.

THE PROBLEM WITH INSTALLING HAND SANITIZERS IN PARKS IS THAT IT UNFORTUNATELY DISAPPEARS PRETTY QUICKLY.

WE INSTALLED SUNSCREEN LAST YEAR IN THREE PARKS AND WITHIN A WEEK IT WAS ALL GONE. SO IT'S TOUGH BUT THAT'S THE LEVEL THAT WE'RE TAKING IT TO TO TRY TO FIND WAYS TO PROTECT

THOSE USERS OF THOSE FACILITIES. >> MAYOR: I HAVE VISITED A LOT OF PARKS IN TOWN AND I SEE A LOT OF KIDS PLAYING ON OUR PLAY GROUNDS. JUST CURIOUS IF YOU HAVE ANY COMMENT ABOUT THAT. I'M NOT SURE HOW TO HELP PREVENT THAT. BUT I SEE IT EVERY DAY AND I TRY TO VISIT A PARK ALMOST EVERY DAY.

>> IT'S TOUGH. MY STAFF IS ON THE GROUND TEN HOURS A DAY SEVEN DAYS A WEEK AS THEY VISIT FACILITIES FOR JUST THEIR DAILY DUTIES THEY ARE TRYING TO REMIND FOLKS THAT, YOU KNOW, THERE IS A LEVEL OF INFECTION WHEN YOU USE A FACILITY AND SOMEONE ELSE USES IT.

AND THERE'S NO WAY TO SANITIZE THOSE THINGS IN BETWEEN USES.

SO WE DO OUR BEST. I ALSO DRIVE AROUND QUITE A BIT AND I'VE BEEN LUCKY. I HAVEN'T SEEN A TON AND I'VE SEEN A LOT OF OUR CITIZENS PRACTICING AND OUR VISITORS PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING WHICH MAKES YOUR HEART.

YOU ARE VERY HAPPY. WE DO HAVE A FEW THAT ARE NOT FOLLOWING PROTOCOL AND USING THOSE FACILITIES.

AND FREQUENTLY IT IS CHILDREN WITHOUT ADULTS WITH THEM.

SO, IT'S NOT THAN A ADULT IS SITTING ON THE BENCH WATCHING IT. THE KIDS HAVE WALKED DOWN TO THE PARK AND THEY'RE ENTERTAINING THEMSELVES.

SO, IT IS A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD. >> MAYOR: OKAY.

WE STILL HAVE THE RESTRICTIONS BY THE GOVERNOR FOR OUTDOOR SPORTS ARE ALLOWED BUT THEY CAN'T HAVE PHYSICAL CONTACT.

THEY HAVE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND BE IN GROUPS OF LESS THAN FOUR. SO I JUST KIND OF WANTED TO REMIND THE PUBLIC THAT'S THE CRITERIA FOR OUTDOOR SPORTS.

ANYTHING ELSE ANYBODY? IS THAT IT, BRIAN?

>> THAT WAS IT. THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR: THANK YOU PAUL, ANGIE AND BRIAN.

[3B. Present an update on the City’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). (30 minutes)]

YOU WANT TO DO 3B? PRESENT AN WHY UPDATE ON THE

CITY'S CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN. >> THANKS FOR HAVING ME TONIGHT.

I'M GOING TO UPDATE YOU TO A LOT OF PROJECTS.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON A SPECIFIC PROJECT PLEASE STOP ME.

>> MAYOR: IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU, GARY.

>> THANK YOU. SO, WE'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH THE PROJECTS THAT ARE COMPLETED. WE'VE HIT A HUGE MILESTONE IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS. WE'VE COMPLETED ALL THESE PROJECTS. AND I'M REALLY PLEASED BY STAGE TWO, LAKE COUNTR PHASE ONE AND TWO.

THOSE PROJECTS COB CYSTED OF REPLACEMENT OF THE WATER, SEWER, STORM DRAIN, SIDEWALKS AND STREET LIGHTS.

IF YOU GET A CHANCE DRIVE THROUGH AND LOOK AT THE GREAT WORK THE CIP TEAM DID TO DELIVER THOSE.

WE'RE GOING GO THROUGH SOME PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

THE NEXT FEW PROJECTS HAVE TWO SLIDES SO DON'T THINK I'M SPEEDING THROUGH THERE. BUT I'M GOING TO TOUCH ON THE FIRST SLIDE THAT SHOWS THE SCOPE THEN UPDATED PICTURES ON THE SECOND SLIDE. SO, THIS IS THE MAIN STREET CONSTRUCTION. PROJECT LIMITS FROM THE ROUNDABOUT DOWNTOWN TO BGBT. YOU CAN SEE THEY'VE CURRENTLY PUT IN THE THOSE ARE MODULAR SUSPENDED PAVEMENT SYSTEM AND THEY ENCOURAGE LARGE TREE GROWTH. SO THE SIDEWALK WILL BE OVER THOSE AND ALL THE TREE ROOTS WILL GO THROUGH THE CELLS AND HAVE A NICE SOIL TO FLOURISH IN. SO THE TOP PICTURE IS THE

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DRIVING SURFACE. AND ONCE THE SILL SILVA CELLS ARE IN THEY CAN OPEN THE ROAD UP.

>> MAYOR: DATE? >> JUNE 2020.

IS THAT VAGUE ENOUGH? >> MAYOR: EARLY JUNE, MID-JUNE?

>> BRIAN HAS BEEN TRYING TO NAIL ME DOWN.

SO I AM GOING TO SAY JUNE OF 2020.

>> MAYOR: SHOOT FOR EARLY JUNE PLEASE.

>> YES, MA'AM. AS YOU CAN SEE THE SILVA CELLS ARE ARE ON THE BACK OF THE CURB. THIS DOESN'T FOSTER A SAFE WORK ENVIRONMENT. ONCE THOSE ARE IN WE'LL ENCOURAGE THEM TO OPEN THAT UP AS FAST AS POSSIBLE.

SO THIS IS THE RIGHT TURN LANE AT MAIN AND PGPT.

SO THE BOTTOM PICTURE WAS TAKEN YESTERDAY.

THEY HAVE THE REBAR READY FOR CON ROTE POUR.

THAT SLIDE IS ALREADY OUT OF DATE BECAUSE THEY POURED THE CONCRETE TODAY. SO THE CONCRETE WILL HAVE TO CURE FOR SEVEN DAYS BEFORE WE CAN PUT TRAFFIC ON IT.

DEFINITELY GETTING TO COMPLETION ON THAT.

SO, I HAVE A LITTLE COMMENTARY ON ALLEYS.

THERE'S SO MANY PEOPLE WORKING AT HOME AND THERE'S YOUNG KIDS AND YOUNG ADULTS TRYING TO FINISH SCHOOL AND THERE'S A HIGH PROBABILITY OF A DISRUPTION IN INTERNET SERVICE SO WE'RE GOING TO SUSPEND CONSTRUCTION UNTIL MORE PEOPLE GO BACK TO WORK.

SO WE SENT OUT A LETTER TO A NEIGHBORHOOD TELLING THEM WE'RE GOING TO START A PROJECT AND OUR RESIDENTS QUICKLY AND UNIFORMLY INFORMED OF US HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE WORKING FROM HOME AND SO WE'RE GOING TO BE COGNIZANT OF THAT AND WAIT A COUPLE OF WEEKS UNTIL MORE PEOPLE GET BACK TO WORK.

BECAUSE INEVITABLY WE WILL HIT SOME INFRASTRUCTURE THERE.

SOME FRANCHISE UTILITIES BECAUSE IT'S NOT BURIED DEEP ENOUGH.

FROM OUR HISTORY I THINK THAT'S WHERE WE'RE GOING TO GO.

IT IS A GOOD MOVE FOR LEAST KEYS TRUCKS TO RESIDENTS.

THIS IS OXFORD AND SIMMONS. THE PROJECT HAS BEEN AWARDED AND IT'S READY FOR CONSTRUCTION. AS SOON AS WE GIVE THEM THE GO AHEAD. THE CURRENT PICTURES OF THE CONDITION OF THE ALLEYS. THIS IS THE HIGH MEADOW LIMITS.

AGAIN THIS PROJECT WAS AWARDED AND IT'S READY FOR CONSTRUCTION AS SOON AS WE GIVE THEM THE GO AHEAD.

THIS IS CURRENT CONDITION OF THE ALLEYS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. SO, THESE TWO PROJECTS WE COMBINED AND THEY ARE THE FIRST TWO OF FIVE OFF-SITE SEWER PROJECTS FOR THE SAPPHIRE BAY, BAYSIDE AND THE CITY OF ROWLETT SEWER CAPACITY. SO THE GREEN LINE IS THE 20 INCH FORCE MAIN THAT GOES FROM PADDLE POINT PARK TO JUST SHY OF CHEYENNE ROAD. AND THE BLUE LINE IS THE GRAVITY LINE THAT PICKS UP WHERE THAT ONE LETS OFF AND IT FLOWS INTO A CURRENT MANHOLE THERE THAT WILL PLUG INTO PROJECT NUMBER THREE.

THE TOP PICTURE IS THE FORCE MAIN BY PADDLE POINT PARK.

THEY'RE BENCHING THE SLUMP THERE TO CREATE A WORK ZONE SO WE CAN LAY THE PIPE NEXT TO THE ROAD. AND THE BOTTOM TWO PICTURES ARE PLACEMENT OF THE SEWER LINE AND MANHOLE IN FRONT OF FIRE STATION TWO. SO WE COMBINED PROJECTS ONE AND TWO AND WE HAVE THE SAME CONTRACTOR WORKING ON THEM.

AND HE HAS ONE GROUP STARTING ON THE EAST END AND ONE GROUP SARTING ON THE WEST END TO SPEED UP THE PROGRESS.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE MINIMAL TRAFFIC.

>> MAYOR: CAN'T THINK OF A BETTER TIME TO INTERRUPT MILLER

ROAD RIGHT NOW. >> IF THERE'S EVER A GOOD TIME IT'S RIGHT NOW. SO THIS IS PROJECT NUMBER THREE.

THE ROWLETT ROAD LIFT STATION UPGRADE.

SO WHAT WE'RE DOING TO THAT IS ADDING A PUMP TO HANDLE THE CAPACITY OF THE NEW LINES GOING IN.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. THIS IS THE FOURTH PROJECTS.

THAT FORCE MAIN COMING OUT. WE'RE GOING TO BORE UNDER ROWLETT ROAD AND THIS WILL CARRY THE WASTE WATER DOWN TO THE TOP OF THE HILL THERE. I THINK IT'S AT WESTWOOD WHERE IT GOES INTO A GRAVITY LINE AT THAT POINT AND FLOWS INTO THE CURRENT SYSTEM, SEWER MAIN. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THAT'S ALL THE ONES THAT ARE IN CONSTRUCTION ONE OUT FOR BID.

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IT'S PROJECT FIVE. THIS IS 7B ON COUNCIL TONIGHT FOR SEEKING COUNCIL'S APPROVAL. THESE ARE THE 60 INCH SANITARY SEWER LINE. AND THIS IS THE LINE THAT IS GOING TO REPLACE THE 18 AND THE 36 INCH LINE THAT WE HAVE SO MUCH TROUBLE WITH. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

A REMINDER OF WHAT THAT'S WHY WE HAVE TO REPLACE THEM.

THIS IS A NOTE THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE THE LOCATION OF THE NEW HAWK BUILDING METER. ONE OF THE TWO HAWK BILLING METERS TO ARE OUR NEW WASTE WATER CONTRACT THAT WE'RE WORKING ON. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO, PROJECT AND DESIGN. NEXT SLIDE IS THE PHASE ONE OF TWO OF LAKE LAND HEIGHTS. SO, LAKELAND HEIGHTS PHASE ONE AND TWO ARE GOING TO BE DESIGNED AT THE SAME TIME.

THIS IS MORE EFFICINT TO DO IT THAT WAY.

PHASE ONE IS FUNDED IN THE CURRENT BOND PROGRAM AND WILL BE CONSTRUCTED. PHASE TWO WILL HAVE TO GO BEFORE THE CIA B AND COUNCIL FOR FUTURE BOND ELECTION.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. MILLER ROAD CONSTRUCTION.

THAT GOES FROM CHEESER ROAD TO DALE ROCK.

IT'S AT 95 PERCENT DESIGN. WE'RE WAITING ON 17 PARCELS.

THIS PROJECT WAS SHELVED IN 20 # 1 AND LEFT WITHOUT ACQUIRING ALL THE PARCELS SO NOW WE'RE HAVING TO LOCATE THE NEW OWNERS AND WORK THROUGH THAT PROCESS. ONCE THESE 17 PARCELS ARE ACQUIRED, WE CAN START CONSTRUCTION ON THAT.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. CHIESA ROAD.

THIS PROJECT IS MOVING TOWARDS THE 60 PERCENT DESIGN.

AND WE ARE GOING TO SCHEDULE A COUNCIL WORK SESSION TO PROVIDE OPTIONS TO COUNCIL AND SEEK DIRECTION.

WE'RE CONSTRAINED BY THE RAILROAD ON ONE SIDE AND HOUSES ON THE OTHER. SO THIS WILL BE COMING TO A WORK SESSION SOON FOR DISCUSSION. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

MERIT RUN INNER-CONNECTOR IS PROBABLY AT 70 PERCENT DESIGN RIGHT NOW. AND WE'RE STILL-- I'M TRYING TO IDENTIFY A FUNDING SOURCE. SO KEEP CHECK THE DALLAS COUNTY WEBSITE FOR THE MCIP FUNDING AND IT STILL SAYS PENDING.

SO, NO DECISION HAS BEEN MADE ON THAT.

BUT WE'RE DEFINITELY CONTINUING THE DESIGN.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. >> MAYOR: DO YOU THINK THE DECISION MAKING HAS BEEN SLOWED DOWN BECAUSE OF COVID?

>> YES. IT'S VERY DIFFICULT.

THEY SAID IT'S DIFFICULT WITH SO MANY PEOPLE WORKING FROM HOME.

IT'S HARD TO GET EVERYONE TOGETHER AND HAVE THE DISCUSSIONS AND AGAIN IT'S NOT A PRIORITY FOR THEM AT THE MOMENT.

YES IT HAS. >> MAYOR: THANK YOU.

>> SO THIS IS SOME MORE ALLEYS THAT ARE 95 PERCENT CONSTRUCTION AND THEY WILL BE COMPLETED SOON. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THE CITY RIGHT TURN LANE ANALYSIS PRIORITIZATION.

THE CONSULTANT MADE A LIST. GAVE US ALL THE DETAILS OF THE INTERSECTIONS AND STAFF IS GOING THROUGH THEM RIGHT NOW.

YOU ARE GOING TO BE SEEING THIS AT A CURRENT, I MEAN, A WORK SESSION SOON SO WE CAN GET DIRECTION.

BECAUSE WE HAVE MORE LOCATIONS THAN FUNDS.

SO, WE'LL NEED SOME DIRECTION FROM COUNCIL.

SO THIS IS ANOTHER THING TO LOOK FORWARD TO FOR DISCUSSION.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. PUBLIC SAFETY PROJECTS.

WE HAVE ONE. IT'S FIRE STATION TWO.

FITZPATRICK DESIGN CONSTRUCTION IS THE CONSTRUCTION MANAGER THERE. AND THEN WE WENT TO PRESENTATIONAL COUNCIL TO DO THE MANAGER AT RISK AND WE HAVE RFQS FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGER AT RISK WITH SEVEN SUBMITTALS.

SO WE HAD A GOOD TURNOUT ON THAT.

OUR RFQ TEAM WAS A MEMBER OF FIVE CITY EMPLOYEES.

DEPUTY CITY MANAGER PAUL STEVENS, MYSELF, TIM GOTHIER, THE ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF, AND THE FIRE CHIEF.

SO, AFTER THE DUST SETTLED, THE CONSTRUCTION MATTER WAS SELECTED AND IT WAS SPEED FAB CRETE. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

CURRENTLY ONCE YOU SELECT THE CONTRACTOR AT RISK YOU GO

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THROUGH THE ESTIMATES WITH FITZPATRICK GROUP AND THE ARCHITECT AND LOOK AT THE ESTIMATES OF THE CONSTRUCTIBILITY AND WHAT SHARED WITH US, THE INITIAL COST ESTIMATES ARE UNDER THE BUDGET. SO, THEY'RE GOING TO FINALIZE THE INTERIOR SELECTIONS THEN GO TO COUNCIL TO SEEK APPROVAL OF THE GUARANTEED MAXIMUM PRICE IN JUNE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. THIS IS ARCHITECTURAL RENDERING TO OF WHAT THE STRUCTURE WOULD LOOK LIKE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. THIS IS A LAYOUT.

YOU CAN SEE IN THE BACK THEY HAVE THE GARAGE FOR THE TRUCKS AND THERE'S SLEEPING QUARTERS IN THERE.

AND THEN DEFINITELY SHARE MORE DETAIL.

THAT'S A TWO-STORY STRUCTURE. AND I THINK NEIL IS ON THERE IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

>> REAL QUICKLY, GARY. THE OTHER SIDE IS GOING TO BE THE SET-UP THAN WHAT WE HAVE. AND THAT STRUCTURE WILL BE A HARDENED STRUCTURE. SO, WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS PIECE AS WELL.

IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT ADDITION TO THIS PURPOSES.

>> MAYOR: ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I THOUGHT WAS INTERESTING AND DISTURBING IS WE CAN'T USE OUR EOC FOR EMERGENCY OPERATIONS FOR COVID BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH SPACE IN OUR CURRENT EOC TO DO SOCIAL DISTANCING. SO, JUST ANOTHER LITTLE BIG PROBLEM WITH WHAT'S GOING ON WITH COVID.

>> I THINK WE'LL BE ABLE TO ADDRESS THIS WITH THIS FACILITY, MAYOR, WHEN WE GET IT UP AND RUNNING.

>> NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. PARKS PROJECTS.

INSTALLING THE PLAYGROUND. A NEW SLIDE.

LAKEFRONT AT THE GROVE. THE STAFF IS WORKING WITH STUDIO OUTSIDE ON DESIGN CONTRACT. AND THEY DID SOIL TESTING SO THEY COULD PLACE THE CONCRETE AND THAT WORK WILL BEGIN THIS MONTH. TWIN STAR PARK THE MULTI-PURPOSE COURT WAS INSTALLED AND OPENED. AND THEIR BENCHES ARE NOW

INSTALLED. >> MAYOR: ON LAKEFRONT AT PECAN GROVE, WE HAVEN'T SEEN OPTIONS ON DESIGN.

THAT IS CORRECT ANGIE? >> THAT IS CORRECT.

SO WE WERE WORKING THROUGH A CONTRACT WITH ONE LANDSCAPE-- MY GREAT DANE IS ABOUT TO BARK. ONE LANDSCAPE DESIGNER ARCHITECT AND WE HAD ISSUES THAT WE COULDN'T RESOLVE SO NOW WE'VE GONE TO ANOTHER ONE. ONCE WE ACTUALLY GET THE CONTRACT AND THAT WILL LIKELY COME TO COUNCIL IN PLACE THEN WE WILL BEGIN TO TALK ABOUT DESIGN ELEMENTS AND PUBLIC INPUT AND THOSE TYPES. SO, IT'S JUST A MATTER OF SECURING THE CONTRACT WITH THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT THEN WE MOVE FORWARD WITH COMMUNITY MEETINGS, COUNCIL MEETINGS, AND WHAT THE

SITE DESIGN MIGHT LOOK LIKE. >> MAYOR: OKAY THANKS

>> SO THE TOP PICTURE THERE, NEXT SLIDE THERE.

THAT'S THE MOBILE RESTROOM THAT'S BEEN ORDERED.

IT'S ON THE PREVIOUS. TRAIL CONSTRUCTIONS.

FINAL DESIGN STAGES. THAT'S GOING TO BE A NEAT PROJECT. AND COMMUNITY PARK.

CURRENTLY CONSTRUCTED A SIDEWALK THAT STARTS AT SAINT ANDREWS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PARK ENTRANCE.

WILL BE ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE DRIVE AND GO ALL THE WAY TO THE FIRST PARKING LOT WHERE THE NEW BATHROOM IS INSTALLED.

SO THE TOP PICTURE IS THE LAKES OF SPRING FIELD PARK AND THE ADDITIONAL, PARKING ON THE RIGHT.

THE LOT LEFT IS THE MULTI-PURPOSE FIELD AT COMMUNITY

PARK. >> CAN I ASK A QUICK QUESTION FOR GARY AND ANGIE. I WAS OUT THERE LOOKING IN THE SIDEWALK IS AWESOME. IT'S LOOKING REALLY GOOD.

THE ONE THING THAT I HAD SOME CONCERN WAS IT'S FAIRLY CLOSE TO THE STREET. THERE IS A LITTLE BIT OF A SEPARATION THERE. IS THERE A WAY-- AND THERE'S NOT A LOT OF LIGHTING THERE. ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT.

IS THERE A WAY WE CAN PUT UP SOME OF THOSE REFLECTOR THINGS LIKE WE HAVE ON THE CURBS OR ROADS AND THINGS LIKE THAT JUST SO WHEN PEOPLE ARE DRIVING THROUGH THERE'S AT LEAST SOMETHING THAT'S REFLECTIVE OR SOMETHING THAT WE CAN DO FOR SOME LIGHTING? DURING THE DAY I WOULDN'T BE WORRIED BUT IF SOMEBODY IS WALKING AT NIGHT AND SOMEBODY IS DRIVING OUT OF A SOFTBALL GAME AT NIGHT YOU JUST CAN'T SEE.

IT'S PRETTY CLOSE TOGETHER. >> SURE.

WE'LL DEFINITELY HAVE A LOOK AROUND SPRINKLER SYSTEMS AND THE FULL CONFIGURATION. BUT WE CAN PUT SOME OF THOSE

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REFLECTIVE BUTTONS ON THERE FOR SURE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. THAT'S THE END OF THE PRESENTATION. AND HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

>> MAYOR: ON WHAT ARE WE NOT DOING THAT WE WERE SCHEDULED TO DO OR WHAT IS SCHEDULED TO START IN THE NEAR FUTURE? I KNOW WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A WHOLE SEPARATION DISCUSSION ON THIS AT SOME POINT BUT GREAT, GREAT PROGRESS.

YOU GUYS ARE KILLING IT. SO MUCH GOING ON.

I SHOULD HAVE SAID THAT BEFORE I ASKED WHAT HASN'T BEEN DONE.

SORRY, GARY SO,, IF YOU COULD TALK ABOUT THAT JUST A LITTLE BIT.

>> SO WHAT WE'RE NOT DOING SPECIFICALLY NOW IS THE ALLEYS BECAUSE EVERYONE'S AT HOME. BUT WE OPENED UP THAT 60 INCH SEWER LINE PROJECT AND WE HAD 13 PEOPLE BID ON IT.

SO THAT ALWAYS IS A GREAT TIME. BECAUSE OF LACK OF TRAFFIC.

IT'S A GOOD TIME TO BID PROJECTS BECAUSE A LOT OF CONTRACTORS NEED WORK. OUT OF THE 13 BIDS THERE WAS A SLIGHT SEPARATION BETWEEN ONE AND 13.

IT WAS VERY EXCITING. I THINK IT WAS LESS THAN $50,000 BETWEEN ONE AND TWO ON A MILLION ONE DOLLAR PROJECT.

LIKE YOU SAID, THERE ARE DEFINITELY DISCUSSIONS THAT WE NEED TO HAVE ABOUT THE BOND PROJECTS AND WHAT WE DO FOR 2021, 2022. THAT'S SOMETHING WITH PAUL AND BRIAN AND I, WE HAVEN'T DELVED INTO.

BUT WE NEED TO ADDRESS IT. OTHER THAN THAT EVERYTHINGS-- WE ARE NOT STOPPING OR SLOWING DOWN.

>> MAYOR: BRIAN, WE NEED WHEN DO YOU THINK THOSE DISCUSSIONS WILL

COME FORWARD? >> PART OF WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DISCUSS AT THE-- IN OUR STRATEGY PLANNING SESSION IS EXACTLY THE CONVERSATION WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

ALL THE BOND PROJECTS, DECISION MAKING.

AND BASED ON THE DRAFT AGENDA THAT I'VE GOT SET UP, THAT WILL BE ON THE FIRST DAY WHICH WILL BE THE 16TH OF MAY.

THERE IS SOME OTHER TWO-HOUR BLOCKS OF TIME THAT WE'VE GOT SET ASIDE BUT, YOU KNOW, THAT WILL BE FOR OTHER TOPICS.

>> MAYOR: OKAY. MARTHA?

>> COUNCILMEMBER: DO WE HAVE A CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE FOR FIRE

STATION 2? >> SO THE PRESENTATION THERE WHEN IT GOES TO COUNCIL IN JUNE WE GET THE GUARANTEED MAXIMUM PRICE, THE CONSTRUCTION WILL START RIGHT AFTER THAT.

>> COUNCILMEMBER: THEN WHAT'S THE CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE AFTER

THAT? >> PROBABLY AT LEAST 12 TO 14

MONTHS DEPENDING ON WEATHER. >> COUNCILMEMBER: OKAY.

AND ALSO WANTED TO COMMENT ON MATT'S QUESTION ABOUT THE REFLECTORS. THAT IS A REALLY DARK STREET RIGHT THERE. AND THERE'S A LOT OF TRAFFIC THAT COMES OUT OF THERE AT NIGHT.

AND SO DEFINITELY IF WE CAN'T PUT UP BARRIERS OR SOME KIND OF BARRIER BETWEEN THE SIDEWALK AND THE STREET, REFLECTORS ARE

DEFINITELY NEEDED THERE. >> THEY ALSO LAKE FLEXIBLE POSTS THAT HAVE DEFLECTABLE MATERIAL. THEY'RE ONLY ABOUT THIS WIDE.

SO THEY MIGHT FIT THERE BETWEEN THE ROAD AND THE SIDEWALK TO KIND OF GIVE THAT BARRIER, THAT BORDER THAT PEOPLE WOULD SEE IT

AND NOT JUMP THE CURB. >> COUNCILMEMBER: YEAH.

THAT WOULD BE GREAT. THAT'S ALL I HAD.

>> MAYOR: THANKS, MARTHA. MATT, DID YOU HAVE SOMETHING

ELSE? >> COUNCILMEMBER: I HAD A QUESTION ON THE DELAY ON THE ALLEYS.

HOW LONG CAN YOU DELAY THEM BEFORE THEY WANT TO RENEGOTIATE

BECAUSE COSTS HAVE GONE UP? >> SO WE CAN DELAY UP TO 90 DAYS. AFTER THE 90 DAYS YOU WOULD HAVE TO GO OUT FOR REBID. AND I DEFINITELY DON'T SEE IT

BEING POSTPONED THAT LONG. >> COUNCILMEMBER: SO YOU THINK LIKE ONCE SCHOOL'S OFFICIALLY OUT AND MAYBE THEY'VE OPENED UP MORE IS WHEN YOU WILL BE ABLE TO RELEASE IT?

>> THAT'S CORRECT. BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT WORK FROM HOME FULL-TIME. SO, UNFORTUNATELY, SOMEONE WILL BE AFFECTED IF WE HIT SOMETHING AT ANY POINT.

WE JUST THOUGHT IT WAS WISE TO WAIT A COUPLE OF WEEKS OR A MONTH JUST TO SEE HOW THE OPENING UNFOLDS.

>> I TOTALLY AGREE. I THINK THAT WAS A VERY PRUDENT AND THOUGHTFUL THING THAT YOU DID THERE.

BUT I WOULD NOT BE IN FAVOR OF PUTTING IT OUT TO BID TO GO AND

DELAY IT ANY LONGER. >> I CAN DEFINITELY AGREE.

THERE'S NO TELLING WHAT THE PRICES WOULD COME IN AND I DON'T WANT TO TAKE THAT. WE ALREADY AWARDED THEM SO WE'LL

DEFINITELY NOT WAIT THE 90 DAYS. >> COUNCILMEMBER: THANK YOU.

>> YES, SIR. >> COUNCILMEMBER: QUESTION ABOUT LAKESIDE PARK. I KNOW THERE WAS DELAYS THERE

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WITH I THINK THE CITY OF DALLAS UTILITIES GETTING PERMITS FOR THE RESTROOM THERE. DO WE HAVE AN UPDATE ON THAT.

>> YOU ARE ON MUTE, ANGIE. >> SORRY.

I HAVE TO MUTE. MY GREAT DANE KEEPS BARKING.

DO YOU HAVE THE LATEST FROM TOM? ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO TOM HAD HAD PRELIMINARY CONVERSATIONS WITH THEM.

AARON HAD HAD A PLUMBER OUT TO LOOK AT THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT WE CAN GET IT OUT OF DALLAS TAKE ONE.

SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT NOW TO SEE-- WE JUST HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE RUNS TO WATER AND SEWER AREN'T TOO LONG.

BECAUSE THEN WE END UP WITH A VERY EXPENSIVE WATER AND SEWER RUN BILL. BUT THAT'S WHAT WE WERE LOOKING AT. THERE ARE POSSIBILITIES OF BEING ABLE TO EVEN GET IT COMPLETELY OUT OF THE TAPE LINE THEN WE WOULDN'T NEED THE EASEMENTS AND THAT WOULD SOLVE THAT ISSUE FOR

US. >> DEFINITELY CORRECT.

WE WANT TO GET IT OUT OF THAT TAPE LINE AND GET IT DONE A LOT

FASTER. >> THE PROBLEM IS IT LOOKS LIKE THIS AND THE BATHROOM LOOKS LIKE THIS SO WE'RE BE WORKING OUT

DETAILS. >> COUNCILMEMBER: GREAT THANK

YOU. >> MAYOR: SO, GARY, JUST AS A GENERAL OVERALL QUESTION, ARE YOU WORKING FULL STAFF? HOW IS YOUR OPERATION WORKING DURING THESE LAST SIX WEEKS?

>> SO, DUE TO THE SEPARATION RULE THE SIX FEET RULE WE HAD-- LET ME BACK UP. EFFICIENCY FOR US WAS TO CRAM AS MANY PEEP INTO ONE VEHICLE AS POSSIBLE AND GET THEM TO ADJUST.

THIS COVID-19 HAS FORCE MEAD TO DO THE OPPOSITE.

SO, SEPARATE PEOPLE IN VEHICLES I HAD TO SPLIT SHIFTS.

SO, ONE CREW WORKS MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY.

THE OTHER CREW WORKS THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY.

SO THAT'S HOW WE CAN DO IT. KEEP TWO PEOPLE OUT OF THE SAME TRUCK OR FOUR PEOPLE OUT OF THE TRUCK.

IT'S WORKED OUT WELL. WE'RE GETTING A LOT OF WORK DONE. WE JUST HAD A MAIN BREAK ABOUT AN HOUR AGO AND WE HAD PLENTY OF STAFF HERE TO ADDRESS IT TO FIND THE LEAK AND REPAIR IT. OTHER THAN WITH TWO PEOPLE WORKING FROM HOME EVERYONE ELSE IS SHOWING UP AT THE OFFICE AND

WORKING AND NO SLOW DOWN. >> MAYOR: THAT'S GREAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING SO FLEXIBLE AND FINDING OPPORTUNITIES TO CONTINUE. YOU GUYS ARE JUST, YOU KNOW, A HUGE AMOUNT OF WORK IS CONTINUING TO GO ON.

SO, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> THANK YOU.

I DEFINITELY WANTED TO RECOGNIZE TOM AND HIS GROUP FOR THE GREAT

WORK THEY'RE DOING. >> MAYOR: ALL RIGHT.

ANYTHING ELSE ANYBODY? ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, GARY. >> THANK YOU.

[3C. Discuss Herfurth Park Design and its relationship to adjacent multi-family development and the alignment of Centennial Drive. (45 minutes)]

>> MAYOR: THE NEXT ITEM IS ITEM 38C WHICH IS DISCUSS HERFURTH PARK DESIGN AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO ADJACENT MULTI-FAMILY DEVELOPMENT AND THE ALIGNMENT OF CENTENNIAL DRIVE.

>> WE HAVE PARTNERED WITH THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TONIGHT TO BRING COUNCIL AN UPDATE NOT JUST ON THE SITE PLAN BUT ALSO ITS RELATION TO THE DEVELOPMENT JUST EAST OF HERFURTH PARK.

THEY ARE GOING TO KICKOFF THE DISCUSSION AND TALK ABOUT THAT DEVELOPMENT AND THE ALIGNMENT OF CENTENNIAL.

AND THEN I WILL-- THEY'VE GOT A SMALL SLIDE SHOW THEN I'LL TURN IT OVER TO MICHAEL BLACK WHO WILL WALK YOU THROUGH THE LATEST AND GREATEST SITE MASTER PLAN FOR HERFURTH PARK.

SO IT INCORPORATES PUBLIC INPUT. PARKS BOARD HAS BEEN THROUGH PROBABLY MORE WORK SESSIONS ON THIS PARK THAN THEY HAVE EVER BEEN THROUGH ON ANY OTHER PARK AND REALLY HANDS ON WITH MICHAEL AND DRAWING TO GET US WHERE WE ARE TODAY.

SO, I'LL TURN IT OVER TO HIM TO KICKOFF THE MEETING.

>> THANK YOU, ANGIE. GOOD EVENING, COUNCIL.

WE ARE REALLY EXCITED TO LEARN THAT THERE WAS A MASTER PLAN IN PROGRESS OR UNDER DISCUSSION FOR HERFURTH PARK AND IN THE MEANTIME WE ALSO STARTED SEEING SOME ACTIVITY RELATED TO THE GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT FOR THE DOWNTOWN GLOBAL EAST DEVELOPMENT ADJACENT TO THE PARK. LAURA, WOULD YOU MIND DISPLAYING MY SLIDE SHOW PLEASE. SO WHAT WE WANTED TO TRY AND UNDERSTAND AS A TEAM WAS, WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP OF ACCESS AND THE ADJACENTSIES TO THE PARK AND IS ANYTHING BEING COMPROMISED AS IT RELATES TO THE PARK OR THE ADJACENT MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

THE SLIDE IN FRONT OF YOU DEPICTS THE REGULATING PLAN THAT WAS ADOPTED FOR DOWNTOWN EAST. AS YOU CAN SEE, IT REFLECTS SEVERAL PHASES THERE. A NUMBER OF PHASES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PLAN. THE AREA IS AS BRIAN LIKES TO

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USE THE WORD BIFURCATED WITH FLOODPLAIN.

SO, THERE'S A PHYSICAL BREAK BETWEEN THE SITES.

YOU CAN SEE THERE ARE ALSO SOME PRELIMINARY OR CONCEPTUAL ACCESS POINTS THAT ARE REFLECTED ALONG MAIN STREET AS WELL AS THE SERVICE ROAD. BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY WHEN YOU LOOK TO THE SITE YOU SEE HERFURTH PARK WHERE IT DEPICTS THE CITY OF ROWLETT PROPERTY. THE EXISTING ALIGNMENT OF CENTENNIAL LANE. AND THEN BEYOND THAT IT ALSO DEPICTS THE FUTURE CENTENNIAL DRIVE.

ORIGINALLY, THE PROPOSAL WAS TO EXTEND CENTENNIAL DRIVE ALL THE WAY THROUGH TO MILLER ROAD. HOWEVER, AS WE'RE LOOKING AT THE MASTER PLAN FOR THE PARK WE WANT TO MAKE SURE IT DOESN'T LOSE ITS ANCHOR. WE DON'T LOSE THE CONCEPT THAT IT IS AN ANCHOR AND IS A TRUE DRAW FOR THE COMMUNITY.

AND WE ALSO WANTED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP OF CENTENNIAL NOT JUST TO THE PARK BUT ALSO TO THE DOWNTOWN EAST DEVELOPMENT. AND TO TRY TO DETERMINE IF THERE WERE ANY COMPROMISES ASSOCIATED WITH ACCESS INTO BOTH PROPERTIES. THAT BEING SAID THE TEAM DID TO ANCHOR REVIEW COMMITTEE, ANGIE'S TEAM, ALL OF US SAT DOWN AND ASSESSED THE VIABILITY OF ALIGNMENT TO CENTENNIAL ROAD AND WHERE IT SHOULD TERMINATE. BEYOND THAT, WHAT THE IMPLICATIONS ARE OF A DEVELOPMENT THAT WE SEE THE POTENTIAL FOR A DEVELOPMENT THAT WE SEE ON B THAT IS OUTLINED IN THE RED DASH LINE ON THE SCREEN. WHAT YOU HAVE IN FRONT OF YOU IS PURELY A CONCEPT PLAN. WE'VE BEEN TALKING TO THE DEVELOPER FOR THIS PHASE OF THE DEVELOPMENT.

THEY ARE PROPOSING 265 MULTI-FAMILY UNITS.

YOU WOULD HAVE FOUR SIDED ARCHITECTURE TO IT.

THE WAY IT'S DESIGNED IT'S SUPPOSED TO USE THE PARK AS ITS OPEN SPACE. IT'S BACK DOOR SO TO SPEAK OR LAWN AREA. AND THROUGH CONVERSATION AND DISCUSSION ONE OF THE ELEMENTS THAT CAME FORWARD WAS WOULD-- AS YOU CAN SEE THE FIRST DRIVEWAY ACCESS POINT FOR THE FUTURE CENTENNIAL DRIVE, WOULD IT BE FEASIBLE FOR THE APPLICANT WHILE THEY'RE IN PROCESS OF HOPEFULLY INITIATING CONSTRUCTION IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE AND AS WE LOOK AT THE MASTER PLAN COMPONENT FOR HERFURTH PARK TO AT LEAST HAVE THIS DEVELOPER, IF CONSTRUCTION IS VIABLE FOR THEM AT THIS POINT, TO INSTALL APPROXIMATELY 500 TO 600 FEET OF CENTENNIAL DRIVE ABUTTING AND WITHIN CITY RIGHT OF WAY ABUTTING THE PROPERTY AND WITHIN HERFURTH PARK. AND BEYOND THAT DETERMINE THE NEXT STEPS FOR CENTENNIAL DRIVE AS THE MASTER PLAN EVOLVES AND DEVELOPS OUT. THAT BEING SAID ONE OF THE ELEMENTS THAT DID ADDITIONAL ELEMENT THAT CAME FORWARD WAS IT WOULD BE AMENABLE THEN TO HAVE THE DEVELOPER DESIGN THIS COMPONENT OR THIS LINEAR FRONTAGE OF CENTENNIAL DRIVE AND INSTALL IT AND LOOK AT A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT IN THE FORM OF ROADWAY IMPACT FEE CREDITS.

BEFORE WE DIVE INTO THAT, I KNOW WE'VE TOUCHED ON IT, I'D LIKE TO GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. THIS SLIDE GIVES A GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT CENTENNIAL DRIVE WILL BE IN TERMS OF ITS LOCATION, IN TERMS OF THE PARKING AREA, IN TERMS OF THE PUBLIC REALM SO TO SPEAK. YOU CAN SEE THAT THE PREVIOUS THAT WE SAW THERE WAS APPROXIMATELY SEVEN-- AND THEY'RE PROPOSING SEVEN BUILDINGS.

I MENTIONED 265 UNITS. THEN THEY WOULD DESIGN AND INSTALL 570 LINEAR FEET OF CENTENNIAL DRIVE WITH THE NECESSARY LANDSCAPING ELEMENTS AND HAVE PARKING LOCATED ON PARK PROPERTY. YOU CAN SEE WHERE HERFURTH PARK IS IN RELATION TO THE NEW DEVELOPMENT.

SO, BASED ON THAT, I THINK THIS IS OUR LAST LIGHT IF I AM NOT MISTAKEN, I'M GOING TO LET ANGIE PICK IT UP SO YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO ELEMENTS AS THEY ESOLVE.

WE'RE HOPEFUL THAT CONSTRUCTION COMPONENTS AT LEAST WITH THE MULTI-FAMILY DEVELOPMENT WILL BE RELATIVELY PROGRESS FOR THE PARK. AND I'LL TRY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS OR WE CAN WAIT UNTIL THE END ONCE ANGIE IS DONE WITH HER PRESENTATION. UP TO YOU.

>> MAYOR: OKAY. DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS RIGHT

NOW? >> I WILL TURN IT OVER TO MICHAEL BLACK. LAURA IF YOU CAN PULL UP HIS

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PRESENTATION. THIS WAS UNFORTUNATELY THE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY EARLIER. SO, SHE MAY NOT BE HAPPY WITH ME

RIGHT NOW. >> HELLO, MAYOR, COUNCIL, STAFF, CITIZENS. SORRY TO BE IN FRONT OF YOU ALL TONIGHT TALKING ABOUT TRYING TO GET HERFURTH PARK TO THE FINISH LINE. IT'S BEEN A GREAT JOURNEY.

THINGS WE'VE TALKED ABOUT IN THE PAST.

SOME DECISIONS MADE RECENTLY AND PRESENT THE OVERALL PLAN AND OPEN UP FOR QUESTIONS AFTER THAT.

BUT KIND OF AS YOU ALL REMEMBER THIS PARK IS A CENTER PIECE FOR AN URBAN PARK FOR THE DOWNTOWN VILLAGE VISION THAT'S BEEN ESTABLISHED KIND OF WAY BEFORE WE STARTED LOOKING AT HERFURTH PARK. SO, KIND OF OUT OF THAT WE KIND OF ESTABLISHED THESE PROJECT INTENTS THAT WE HAVE BEEN TALKING WITH COUNCIL AND PARK BOARD WITH AND IT'S THE IDEA OF THIS IS A MULTI-GENERATIONAL PARK.

WE WANT SOME TYPE OF LAND FORM COMPARED TO WHAT'S OUT THERE NOW WITH THE SITE BEING SO FLAT. WE WANT IT TO BE MULTI-USE.

WE WANT IT TO BE SCALABLE. SCALABLE MEANING IF ONE PERSON WANTED TO USE THE PARK THEY WOULD FEEL COMFORTABLE OUT THERE ENJOYING SOME PEACE AND QUIET. OR IF IT NEEDED TO BE A PARK WHERE POTENTIALLY 20,000 PEOPLE WILL BE GATHERING FOR AN EVENT WHICH I KNOW SOUNDS REALLY WEIRD TO BE TALKING ABOUT IN THESE CURRENT TIMES BUT, HOPEFULLY, IT'S GOING TO GET THROUGH THIS AND WE KIND OF FEEL LIKE THIS TYPE OF PARK WOULD SERVE THE CITIZENS DURING SOCIAL DISTANCING TIMES OR WHEN THERE'S NON-SOCIAL DISTANCING. THEN ALSO TOO KIND OF CONSIDER SOME PHASING. WE'LL GET INTO PHASING TWO.

THIS IS A NON-TRADITIONAL PARK. THIS IS NOT LIKE A PARK THAT ROWLETT HAS BEEN USED TO SEE IN ITS HISTORY.

THE DOWNTOWN VILLAGE IS BECOMING MORE URBAN.

SO, WE'RE TRANSITIONING TO THE NON-TRADITIONAL TYPE OF PARK.

THE MAIN THING THAT WE'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO WAS TIE INTO THE DEVELOPMENT. I THINK OVER THE PAST FOUR TO SIX MONTHS THAT HAS REALLY TAKEN A POSITIVE TURN AND THEY ARE STARTING TO MARRY EACH OTHER A LOT BETTER.

THEN ALSO TO THE PARTS ITS RELATIONSHIP TO THE MAIN STREET PROJECT THAT IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

WE WENTED TO DEVELOP AN ICONIC ART PIECE OR STRUCTURE, SOME TYPE OF SIGNATURE ITEM THAT CAN CREATE THAT STRONG BRAND, OR CONTINUE THAT STRONG BRAND FOR THE DOWNTOWN VILLAGE CONCEPT.

SO, SOME OF THE MAIN PROGRAM ITEMS THAT WE HAVE KIND OF MADE SURE WE'VE HEARD FROM AND WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE INCORPORATE.

AND THAT IS TRAILS, LAND FORM PLAY AREAS, NON-TRADITIONAL PLAYGROUND, ADULT PARK, SPRAY PARK, ADEQUATE PARKING, TEMPORARY STAGE LOCATION, A FARMER'S MARKET, BOTANICAL GARDEN AREAS, MULTI-USE OPEN SPACE, PICKLEBALL COURTS, LANDSCAPING, FOOD TRUCK LOCATIONS, OUTDOOR CULTURAL EVENTS AND PUBLIC ART. THESE DON'T GET INTO THESE ITEMS ON THE LEFT. THIS IS JUST FIELD IMAGERY JUST TO KIND OF SHOW THE INTENT OF MAKING SOMETHING ICONIC OR WHAT CAN THAT BE. WE'LL GET INTO THAT MORE LATER.

THEN SIGNAGE, WEIGHT THAT PARK BRAND IS IMPORTANT AND RESTROOMS IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT TO MAKE THESE PARKS SUCCESSFUL DURING EVENTS. THIS IS WHERE WE ARE ON THE MASHA PLAN. WE'RE GOING TO GET INTO THOSE AREAS. BUT WE HAVE DROPPED IN THE CURRENT GLOBAL SITE AT MAIN TO SHOW HOW IT'S DYING INTO THE REALIGNMENT OF CENTENNIAL DRIVE. AS YOU LOOK AT THIS OVERALL WE KIND OF DETERMINED THERE'S THREE MAIN AREAS OF THE PARK.

YOU GOT THIS MAIN STREET AREA THAT WE'RE CONNECTING THROUGH AND REALLY RELATED TO MAIN STREET AND HOW THAT URBAN EDGE IS SET AND THE TYPE OF ACTIVITIES THAT WOULD GO ON THERE. THEN YOU HAVE THE CENTRAL GREEN PART WHICH IS THAT OPEN SPACE COMMENT THAT IS SO VALUABLE TO A MORE DENSELY POPULATED AREA THAT-- WE TALKED ABOUT THIS BEFORE. ONCE YOU LOSE IT IT'S REALLY, REALLY HARD TO GET BACK. SO, KIND OF HAVING THIS LARGE-SCALE GREEN SPACE AS KIND OF A ANCHOR TO THE URBAN DEVELOPMENT GOING ON AROUND IT IS REALLY VALUABLE TO CAPITALIZE ON TODAY SO THAT PEOPLE 15, 20, 100 YEARS FROM NOW WILL HAVE THAT SPACE TO ENJOY. THEN AS YOU GET CLOSER TO THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, STEVENS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO THE SOUTH,

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THAT'S KIND OF THIS MORE ACTIVE PLAY AREA.

WE'LL GET INTO THAT IN MORE DETAIL.

SO, PLAN NORTH IS JUST WHERE IT'S TO THE RIGHT.

WEST IS UP. THE TURNPIKE IS TO THE PLAN SOUTH OR BELOW. SO, WE'RE CALLING THIS MAIN STREET AREA. WE'RE DEVELOPING THIS MAIN PLAZA. PART OF THAT MAIN PLAZA IN THE MIDDLE OF IT IS WHERE WE FEEL LIKE THIS LARGE ICONIC ART PIECE WOULD GO THAT EVERYBODY THAT VISITS ROWLETT WOULD HAVE TO GET THEIR PHOTO TAKEN IN FRONT OF IT AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT IS-- THAT STANDS THE TEST OF TIME. WE FEEL LIKE THE WAY TO ACCOMPLISH THAT IS WE'RE NOT TO PICK OUT WHAT THAT ART PIECE IS BUT THERE WOULD BE A PROCESS IN WHICH TO PUT OUT A CALL FOR ARTISTS TO SUBMIT THEIR IDEA AND FOR A GROUP TO SELECT THAT ART PIECE. BUT THAT'S FARTHER DOWN THE ROAD IN THE PHASING. ALSO WE KIND OF LIKE THIS IDEA OF THIS ART PARK WHERE LOCAL ARTISTS OR SCHOOL KIDS CAN ROTATE ART PIECES. WHETHER IT'S SKULL TUREL ART OR PAINTINGS AND THERE'S EXAMPLES OF THOSE IN A MINUTE.

ONE EMPHASIS THAT WE TALKED ABOUT IS, YOU KNOW, WE'VE ALL GONE THROUGH THERE WHEN SCHOOL IS GETTING OUT.

JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL AND THE AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC AND THE AMOUNT OF THAT AGE GROUP WOULD USE THIS PARK.

SO THIS IDEA OF CREATING THIS URBAN AREA IN BETWEEN THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL AND THE HIGH SCHOOL TO REALLY, YOU KNOW, PROVIDE A SAFE AND ACTIVE PLACE FOR KIDS TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL.

AND THERE'S A TREND NOW, ESPECIALLY CLOSE TO JUNIOR HIGHS, TO CREATE AGILITY COURSES.

THE WAY I LOOK AT THEM THEY'RE MORE LIKE NINJA WARRIOR COURSES BUT THEY'RE DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR PUBLIC PARKS.

AND THAT REALLY TIES INTO THAT JUNIOR HIGH AGE GROUP.

THAT OFFICE RESTROOM BUILDING. WE'RE THINKING THERE WILL BE A STAFFED PERSON IN THE OFFICE THAT WOULD ALLOW USERS TO COME AND BORROW OR RENT GAMES TO USE IN LIKE A GAME LAWN.

SO, THERE WOULD BE MULTIPLE TYPES OF USES.

THAT COULD ALSO SPILL OUT INTO THE OPEN GREEN AREA AS WELL.

>> ONE QUESTION I GOT TODAY WAS ABOUT CHAMBER PARKING.

I THINK MICHAEL HAS ABOUT A DOZEN SPOTS FOR THE CHAMBER IN THE VERY BACK MARKED. IT WAS BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION THERE COULD BE AS MANY AS 20 FOR A BOARD MEETING.

SO WE COULD DEFINITELY EXTEND THAT BACK A LITTLE BIT.

DOUBLE IT UP, AND ADD A LITTLE BIT.

WE'VE GOT SOME PLAY ROOM IN THERE SO AS WE GET TO THAT PHASE WHICH WOULD LIKELY BE PHASE III WHICH IS A WAYS DOWN THE ROAD WE HAVE TIME TO REEVALUATE THE SIZE OF THAT PARKING TO MAKE SURE WE'RE STILL BEING A GOOD PARTNER TO THE ROWLETT CHAMBER OF

COMMERCE. >> MAYOR: THANK YOU, ANGIE.

GO BACK ONE MORE, LAURA. SORRY.

WHILE YOU'RE ON THE SLIDE, I'M CONFUSED AND I DIDN'T WANT TO ASK IT EARLIER, BUT I'M CONCERNED WHERE CENTENNIAL DRIVE IS PROPOSED HERE? AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE COMMENT OF PARK HAVING PEOPLE FROM THE MULTI-FAMILY DEVELOPMENT PARKING IN THE PARK. DID I HEAR THAT CORRECTLY? CAN YOU EXPLAIN THAT WHILE YOU ARE ON THIS SLIDE HERE? WHERE CENTENNIAL AND WHAT WAS THAT COMMENT.

>> THIS IS WHERE THE TECHNOLOGY GETS TOUGH.

BECAUSE I CAN'T USE A CURSOR LIKE I NORMALLY WOULD IN A PRESENTATION AND POINT. SO, LET'S-- YOU SEE WHAT IS COLORED GREEN OR ANYTHING THAT HAS A COLOR RENDERING EFFECT TO IT? ANYTHING BELOW THAT, THAT'S

CENTENNIAL DRIVE >> MAYOR: IS IT THE LONG AREA

WHERE THERE'S PARKING-- >> YES.

WHERE ALL THE ANGLED PARKING IS. >> MAYOR: OKAY.

SORRY. >> AND THAT CURB CUT ON TO MAIN STREET IS THE EXISTING LOCATION THAT WAS CONSTRUCTED RECENTLY.

SO, WE'RE ALIGNING WITH THAT CURRENT CONNECTION.

>> MAYOR: BUT THAT'S NOT THE PRIME CENTENNIAL DRIVE.

>> IT'S WHERE IT CONNECTS TO MAIN STREET.

RIGHT NOW IF YOU TURN OFF MAIN STREET INTO THE PARK THE ROAD WOULD MEANDER MORE TOWARD THE WEST.

BUT, YOU KNOW, UP IN THIS PLAN. THE CURRENT LINE IS MORE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PARK. WE ARE LINING IT MORE TOWARD THE

EDGE TO CREATE MORE PARK SPACE. >> WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO BUILD CENTENNIAL IN PHASES. SO WHAT YOU SEE IN THIS LITTLE SECTION IS PHASE I THAT WE WOULD PARTNER WITH THE DEVELOPER AND

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IT WOULD BE ATTACHED TO THE EXISTING ONE WHICH GOES UP AND AROUND THE TENNIS COURTS. AND THEN AS WE GOT THE SECOND PHASE DONE AND THE TENNIS AND THE PICKLEBALL COURTS MOVED, THEN WE WOULD WORK ON BUILDING AND DEVELOPING THAT SECOND AND THIRD SECTION OF CENTENNIAL DRIVE.

SO IT'S GOING TO-- CENTENNIAL DRIVE IS GOING TO HAVE TO COME IN IN SECTIONS SO THAT WE DON'T TAKE OUT EXISTING HIGHLY USED FEATURES WITHOUT REPLACING THEM IN ANOTHER AREA.

>> MAYOR: OKAY. THEN-- THANK YOU, ANGIE.

THEN I HEARD YOU SAY SOMETHING ABOUT PARKING.

IS THIS THE-- WHAT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT THE DIAGONAL PARKING? CORRECT I'M TRY TO SUMMARIZE THE CONCEPT I WAS TRYING TO RELAY. WHERE YOU SEE THE TREE INSTALLATION ALONG THE BLOCKS THAT YOU SEE JUST OPPOSITE THE MAIN PLAZA SO TO SPEAK. YOU SEE ANGLED PARKING ALONG THE PROPERTY LINE. THAT IS THE FUTURE ALIGNMENT OF CENTENNIAL. AND THAT PARKING WILL BE DEEMED PUBLIC PARKING. WE HAVE ALREADY SPOKEN TO THE DEVELOPER WHERE IT WILL NOT BE DEDICATED PURELY FOR THE RESIDENTS. THEY CAN ACCESS IT.

BUT SHOULD THERE BE SEASONAL EVENTS OR ANY SORT OF EVENT AT THE PARK, THAT PARKING WOULD BE ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC.

CENTENNIAL DEFINITELY WILL BE A PHASED PROGRAM AND SHOULD ALIGN LINE IN COB SERT WITH THE FINAL-- CONCERT WITH THE FINAL APPROVE MASTER PLAN FOR HAR FURTHER PARK BUT WE HAVE A CONFIDENCE LEVEL OF THIS SIX HUNDRED LINEAR FEET OF THE FUTURE ALIGNMENT OF CENTENNIAL WHERE IT'S SHOWN ON THE SLIDE IN

FRONT OF YOU. >> MAYOR: I AM CONFUSED.

CENTENNIAL IS GOING TO BE A ROAD FOR THE PARK.

AND THE PARKING SHOULD BE PARK PARKING.

LAST THING I WANT TO SEE IS A BUNCH OF CARS PARKED IN OUR URBAN PARK RELATING TO A DEVELOPMENT THAT HAS THEIR OWN SUFFICIENT PARKING. WE CANNOT HAVE THAT SITUATION.

I DON'T KNOW IF ANYBODY ELSE FEELS THAT STRONGLY?

>> COUNCILMEMBER: I DO. I WAS GOING TO SEE WHERE WAS THERE PROPOSED PARKING. I KNOW THEY HAD SOME INTERIOR THERE. BUT I JUST SEE A VILLAGE OF APARTMENT SITUATION ALL OVER AGAIN.

>> I AGREE WITH THAT. AND I DO THINK THAT THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED. I DON'T KNOW IF WE LIMIT THE HOURS BUT SOMEHOW THAT DOES NEED TO BE ADDRESSED.

>> COUNCILMEMBER: I WOULD SAY AT THE VERY LEAST THE FURTHER WESTERN PORTION OF THE PARKING LOT TOWARD THE PARK SHOULD BE ONLY PARK PARKING. AT THE VERY LEAST.

>> MAYOR: I DON'T WANT ANY OF IT TO BE APARTMENT PARKING.

>> AS THE REGULATING PLAN WAS ADOPTED OR WITH THE ADOPTION OF THE REGULATING PLAN FOR THE MIXED USE RESIDENTIAL THAT WE SEE, IT WAS SHOWN THAT CENTENNIAL WOULD TRAVERSE AND ALIGN RIGHT ACROSS ON CITY SLASH PARK PROPERTY.

RIGHT ACROSS THROUGH TO MILLER ROAD.

PARALLEL ALMOST TO THE SERVICE ROAD.

SO THAT WAS THE ORIGINAL VISION. AS WE'RE VISITING THE MASTER-- I BEG YOUR PARDON. THE MASTER PLAN FOR HERFURTH PARK AND WAS ANGIE WAS EXPLAINING THE VISION TO US, IT MADE MORE SENSE NOT TO HAVE CENTENNIAL OBVIOUSLY GO ALL THE WAY THROUGH. AND IT DEVELOP IN A PHASED PROGRAM. BUT WE ALSO SAW-- WE ALSO HAVE THE FORM BASE CODE. AND THE FORM BASE CODE DICTATES THE ALIGNMENT AND RELATIONSHIP TO PARKING OF TWO USES THAT USING THAT RIGHT-OF-WAY. WE ARE NOT PROPOSING THAT THE REMAINDER OF CENTENNIAL ACROSS-- I DON'T KNOW IF WE HAVE ANOTHER SLIDE TO SHOW THAT, MICHAEL, BUT THE REMAINDER OF THE PARKING AND EVERYTHING WILL BE SELF-CONTAINED ON THE SITE.

AGAIN, THE PLANS THAT WE DO HAVE FROM THE DEVELOPER ARE CONCEPTUAL AT THE MOMENT. SO IFS THERE ANYTHING THAT WE NEED TO GO BACK WITH WE CAN DEFINITELY HAVE THAT CONVERSATION WITH THEM. WE DID HAVE THE CONVERSATION THAT IF THERE IS PARKING ADJACENT, PARALLEL PARKING ADJACENT TO CENTENNIAL DRIVE OR WITHIN CENTENNIAL DRIVE IT WOULD BE PUBLIC PARKING AND WOULD NOT BE DEDICATED FOR THE RESIDENTS.

AND THEY WERE AMENABLE TO THAT. SO THE BULK OF THE PARKING WILL

BE SELF-CONTAINED ON THE SITE. >> CAN I CLARIFY? SO JUST FOR MY OWN UNDERSTANDING.

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LET'S SAY HYPOTHETICALLY WE WEREN'T DOING ANYTHING WITH HERFURTH PARK AND THIS PLAN DIDN'T EXIST.

THE MASTER PLAN, THE DEVELOPER WOULD HAVE TO DEVELOP THAT SIDE ROAD EITHER WAY? IS THAT CORRECT?

>> COUNCILMAN MARGOLIS WOULD YOU REPEAT THAT.

YOU BROKE YOU JUST A TAB ON MY END.

>> COUNCILMEMBER: I'M SORRY. SO, HYPOTHETICALLY IF THIS PARK DIDN'T, YOU KNOW, WE WEREN'T GOING TO RECONSTRUCT IT OR REFURBISH IT, THAT THE ROADWAY, CENTENNIAL, WOULD HAVE TO BE ALIGNED NEXT TO THE DEVELOPMENT EITHER WAY.

IS THAT CORRECT? >> THAT IS CORRECT.

IT IS WHAT-- FOR THE LACK OF A BETTER PHRASE IT WOULD BE AN OFF-SIDE IMPROVEMENT REQUIREMENT.

IN TERMS OF A RIGHT-OF-WAY REQUIREMENT.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> COUNCILMEMBER: BEFORE WE LEAVE THIS SLIDE I HAVE A QUESTION. THE ROLLER HOCKEY RINK IS MISSING. FROM THE PICTURE.

I KNOW THE PEOPLE THAT PLAY OUT THERE HAVE ASKED AND ASKED AND ASKED WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO IT.

ARE THERE ANY PLANS FOR IT YET? DO YOU KNOW-- HAVE YOU THOUGHT

ABOUT IT? >> ABSOLUTELY.

WE HAVE DONE A TON OF RESEARCH. I HAD A MEETING SCHEDULED WITH THE HOCKEY LEAGUE THIS WEEK ACTUALLY.

AND WE HAVE BUMPED THAT TO THE BEGINNING OF JUNE.

AS I MENTIONED, THIS WILL LIKELY BE THE LAST PHASE.

OUR GOAL IS NOT TO TAKE A PROGRAM OUT OF SERVICE UNTIL WE CAN REPLACE THAT AT ANOTHER LOCATION.

ON OUR NEXT STEP IS TO MEET WITH THE HOCKEY LEAGUE, DISCUSS A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT LOCATIONS WHERE WE'VE ALL LOOKED AT AND KIND OF WORKED THROUGH. WE EVEN HAVE GONE AS FAR AS GETTING PRELIMINARY COSTS ON MOVING THAT.

WE HAVE CONTACT INTO THE DALLAS STARS FOUNDATION TO HELP FUND SOME OF THAT. SO, OUR NEXT STEP IS HOCKEY IS AWARE THEY WILL-- THEIR FUTURE HOME WILL NOT BE HERFURTH PARK.

THAT HAS BEEN THE CONVERSATION ALL ALONG.

SO I WILL MEET WITH THE PRESIDENT AND IN HIS DESIGNEES TO DISCUSS WHAT THAT DOES LOOK LIKE FOR A FUTURE HOME.

WE HAVE A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT LOCATIONS IN MIND.

ONE THAT WE'RE REALLY PUSHING FOR THAT WOULD WORK REALLY WELL BUT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE THIS CONVERSATION WITH THE HOCKEY LEAGUE BEFORE WE MAKE ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT WHERE THAT MAY BE. AND WE DO HAVE TIME TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE AND EVEN BUILD A NEW HOCKEY RINK BEFORE WE ARE TO THIS PHASE OF HERFURTH PARK.

>> COUNCILMEMBER: GREAT. JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THEY

WEREN'T FORGOTTEN. >> ABSOLUTELY NOT.

I HEAR FROM THEM ALMOST EVERY DAY.

>> COUNCILMEMBER: I KNOW.

>> MAYOR: I WOULD NEVER SURVIVE IF THEY WERE FORGOTTEN.

SO, I'M NOT SURE WHERE THAT LANDS US ON HERFURTH DRIVE WITH THE DEVELOPER BUT I ASSUME WE ARE GOING TO COME BACK TO THAT?

YOU ARE MUTED. >> SORRY.

CENTENNIAL DRIVE? SO I KNOW THIS IS REALLY-- IF WE COULD BRING UP THE ORIGINAL SLIDE, LAURA.

I'M SORRY THOSE TWO SLIDES AND THAT WOULD REALLY SHED LIGHT ON THE REGULATING PLAN, THE ALIGNMENT, THE FUTURE ALIGNMENT OF CENTENNIAL. AND THEN IT WILL EXPLAIN CLEARLY WHY THERE'S A BIT OF A CHANGE NOW.

IN TERMS OF NOT THE ALIGNMENT BUT IN TERMS OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF AND THE LIMITATIONS ON PARKING BEING PROSE POSED.

THAT'S IT. PERFECT.

WHAT YOU SEE AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN IN THE GRAY SHADED AREA IS THE EXISTING CENTENNIAL ROAD. IT COMES OFF MAIN STREET.

AND WHAT YOU SEE-- I KNOW THAT'S NOT TOO VISIBLE BUT CENTENNIAL WILL LITERALLY BE PARALLEL TO THE PROPERTY LINE CONTAINED ON PARK PROPERTY. THE FORM BASE CODE DICTATES THAT A 95 FOOT RIGHT-OF-WAY. IT ALSO REQUIRES WITHIN THAT RIGHT-OF-WAY THAT THE PUBLIC REALM AND PARALLEL PARKING BE PROVIDED. BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THIS HERFURTH PARK IS GOING TO BE AN ANCHOR PARK.

IT'S GOING TO HAVE A LARGE DRAW TO IT.

AND IT'S GOING TO BE A MULTI-PHASED PROGRAM, THE INTENT IS TO NOT EXTEND THE FULL ELEMENT OR COMPONENT OF THE FORM BASE CODE AS IT RELATES TO PARKING WITHIN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY.

INSTEAD WE'RE GOING TO SEE THAT THAT BE BROUGHT INTO THE PROPERTY AS WE EXTEND DOWN TOWARDS MILLER ROAD WITH CENTENNIAL DRIVE. SO THE PARKING AREA THAT'S REFLECTED RIGHT NOW IS ALL THAT WOULD BE PROVIDED IN THAT PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY. DOES THAT MAKE SENSE?

>> I HAVE TWO QUICK QUESTIONS. ONE IS, THE DEVELOPER HAS TO PUT IN THIS PART OF CENTENNIAL DRIVE CORRECT?

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THEY FUND THAT PART AS PART OF THEIR CONSTRUCTION OF THIS PARK CORRECT? THAT IS NOT ON US.

THAT'S ON THEM. >> SO, YES AND NO I THINK IS THE BEST WAY TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION.

IT IS AN OFF-SITE IMPROVEMENT. IT'S REFLECTED AS CENTENNIAL DRIVE. BUT TYPICALLY YES WE WOULD-- THAT WOULD FALL UPON THE DEVELOPER.

ABSOLUTELY. >> COUNCILMEMBER: OKAY.

THEN MY SECOND QUESTION IS: IS THE UNITS THAT ARE GOING TO BE ALONG THAT NORTH SIDE, WHERE IS THE ENTRANCE INTO THOSE UNITS? IS THE ENTRANCE ON THE SOUTH SIDE SO THAT WOULD JUST BE LIKE BACK FACING BALCONIES. THERE'S NO FRONT DOORS ON THAT SIDE. ALL THE FRONT DOORS WOULD BE ON

THE SOUTH SIDE? >> MAYOR: DO YOU MEAN THE WEST

SIDE. >> COUNCILMEMBER: NO.

SO, FROM LOOKING AT THIS YOU GOT THE UNITS HERE-- YEAH.

YOU ARE RIGHT. BECAUSE IT'S-- I'M THINKING OF NORTH, EAST AND WEST. YOU ARE RIGHT.

YES. WEST SIDE.

>> MAYOR: THE SIDE FACING HERFURTH PARK.

>> COUNCILMEMBER: I'M USED TO MAPS BEING ORIENTED CORRECTLY.

BUT YOU ARE CORRECT. >> I SEE WHAT YOU ARE SAYING.

WHAT I AM GOING TO DO IS I KNOW CARLOS IS VERY WELL VERSED WITH THIS SITE PLAN IN TERMS OF THE UNIT ABS HOW IT WORKS AND IF WE CAN USE HIS-- HE WILL WALK US THROUGH THE TOWN HOME ELEMENTS AS WELL. THERE IS ACCESS TO CENTENNIAL OR ACCESS ON TO CENTENNIAL DRIVE FROM THOSE UNITS.

IT IS FOUR SIDED ARCHITECTURE. SO, I'M GOING TO BRING CARLOS INTO THE PICTURE SO WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT.

CARLOS, ARE YOU THERE? >> I AM.

>> LET'S GO THROUGH THE SITE PLAN STEP-BY-STEP PLEASE IF YOU

DON'T MIND. >> CERTAINLY.

OBVIOUSLY, AS YOU GUYS HAVE DEALT WITH MULTIPLE FORM-BASED PROJECTS, YOU KNOW THAT WE TRY TO DEAL WITH BLOCK STRUCTURES.

WE TRY TO ADDRESS THE STREET TO ACTIVITY IN THE STREET.

CREATE SAFER ENVIRONMENTS BY CREATING WALKABLE COMMUNITIES.

NOT JUST, YOU KNOW, SELF-ABSORBED COMMUNITIES, IN A SENSE. SO, TO ANSWER-- WELL THERE ARE AT LEAST TWO ACCESSES THAT HAVE TO BE PROVIDED FOR FIRE.

AND PER THE REGULATING PLAN IT WAS ALLOWED THAT CENTENNIAL WOULD HAVE THAT CONNECTION TO THE WEST SIDE.

AND THEN THAT WOULD PROVIDE AN INTERNAL STREET TOWARDS THE MIDDLE OF THE SITE SEPARATING THE RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL USES. WHICH ARE PARALLEL TO AND ADJACENT TO THE PGBT. THAT BEING THE CASE, THERE IS A DRIVE CONNECTION BETWEEN CENTENNIAL AND THAT STREET AS YOU SEE IT KIND OF DIVES INTO A ROUNDABOUT SCENARIO.

IT IS DIVIDED INTO TWO BLOCKS WITH ALL BUILDINGS WRAPPING AROUND IT AND YES PER THE FORM BASED CODE IT IS REQUIRED THAT ALL UNITS ALONG THE MAIN LEVEL ARE FRONTING ON THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY. SO, THERE WOULD BE, AS YOU'VE SEEN IN OTHER PROJECTS DEVELOP, THERE ARE FRONT DOORS TECHNICALLY THAT DO COME UP TO THE SIDEWALK.

THAT BEING THE CASE THEY DO HAVE IN MOST SCENARIOS, IN MOST WE DO HAVE PLANS THAT HAVE REAR ACCESS WHERE PARKING IS LOCATED AS WELL. THAT IS THE MOST COMMON ACCESS FOR MOST APARTMENT UNITS IN OUR CITY.

>> COUNCILMEMBER: OKAY. I WAS KIND OF AFRAID THAT WAS THE CASE. BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THE SIGNAGE THERE AND THE PATROL THERE. BECAUSE IF YOU LIVE IN ONE OF THOSE UNAUITS THAT'S WHERE YOU ARE GOING TO PARK.

YOU ARE NOT GOING TO PULL AROUND IN THE BACK AND PARK AND WALK TO

THE FRONT. >> MAYOR: I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY WE WOULD BE GIVING, YOU KNOW, IMPACT FEE CREDIT FOR A ROAD THEY HAVE TO BUILD REGARDLESS FOR THEIR OWN DEVELOPMENT AND WE ABSOLUTELY CANNOT HAVE PARK PARKING DEDICATED OR BEING USED BY APARTMENT DWELLERS. IT'S JUST NOT THE ENVIRONMENT WE

WANT FOR OUR PARK. >> AND I WOULD AGREE, TAMMY.

I THINK I SHOULD CLARIFY ONE POINT.

SO, LET'S ASSUME CENTENNIAL DRIVE WAS NOT REFLECTED ON THE MASTER DEVELOPER PLAN OR NOT REFLECTED THERE.

CAN THE SITE FUNCTION, WILL IT BE ABLE TO SUSTAIN ITSELF FROM A CIRCULATION STANDPOINT? ABSOLUTELY BECAUSE YOU HAVE ACCESS WITHIN INTERNAL ACCESS WITHIN THE SITE AND YOU HAVE SERVICE ROAD ACCESS TO ALBEIT THROUGH DIFFERENT BLOCKS.

AND THE BLOCKS ARE DESIGNED TO COMPLY WITH THE FORM BASE CODE.

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WHAT CENTENNIAL DRIVE DOES FOR US IS CREATES A NEW IMPROVED ENTRY FEATURE INTO HERFURTH PARK.

SO, WOULD IT BE AN ABSOLUTE-- >> MAYOR: BUT YOU ANSWERED LIKE THAT YOU WOULD REQUIRE THAT FOR THIS DEVELOPMENT.

>> RIGHT. BECAUSE IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THAT FORM OF ACCESS. IT'S REFLECTED ON THE REGULATING PLAN. IT IS REFLECTED ON THE REGULATING PLAN THAT THAT CENTENNIAL ROAD WOULD BE REQUIRED. SO, WE'RE TRYING TO SEE HOW WE COULD ACCESS-- HOW WE COULD DEVELOP OR CONSTRUCT OR HAVE PORTIONS OF CENTENNIAL CONSTRUCTED OPPOSED TO THE CITY CONSTRUCTING THAT PART OF CENTENNIAL DRIVE.

>> MAYOR: WELL THE CITY WILL BE CONSTRUCTING THAT PORTION OF CENTENNIAL DRIVE IF WE GIVE A CREDITED IMPACT FEES.

I MEAN, IT IS THE SAME DIFFERENCE.

SO, YOU KNOW, EITHER IT IS REQUIRED OR IT'S NOT REQUIRED FOR THE DEVELOPMENT. AS WE HAVE SAID AND MATT HAS SAID SO MANY TIMES WITH THIS DEVELOPMENT, WE ARE HANDING OVER THE FRONT YARD OF AN AN INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL PARK TO THIS DEVELOPER. AND, YOU KNOW, IT'S THEIR OPEN SPACE. WE CANNOT GIVE MORE THAN WHAT WE

SHOULD BE GIVING ON THIS. >> COUNCILMEMBER: THOSE UNITS ARE GOING TO BE THEIR HIGHEST PRICED UNITS AND THE FIRST ONES

TO RENT. >> OUR INCENTIVE TO THEM IS THAT

PARK. >> EXACTLY.

>> SO THE WHOLE, YOU KNOW, PAY US TO BUILD THE ROAD, IT JUST

ISN'T GOING TO FLY. >> COUNCILMEMBER: I MEAN, I CREDIT YOU GUYS FOR LOOKING AT HOW TO COMBINE THOSE TWO ELEMENTS AND BE ABLE TO USE THAT.

AND IF THEY'RE GOING TO PAY FOR IT AND NOT WAIVE IMPACT FEES AND HELP US DEVELOP OTHER PARTS OF THE PARK THEN THEY'RE GOING TO BE OKAY WITH US NOT ALLOWING ANY OF THEIR RESIDENTS TO PARK THERE AND WE'RE GOING TICKET THEM IF THEY DO AND WE HAVE STRICT ENFORCEMENT STAND ORDS HOW TO DO IT, I CAN GET AROUND IT.

BUT I CAN JUST SEE THAT DEVELOPER LIKE A 'DOWNTOWN APARTMENTS. THAT GUY PUT SIGNS UP AND WE HAD TO FORCE HIM TO TAKE THE SIGNS DOWN.

I CAN SEE A SIMILAR THING HERE HAPPENING.

SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY IS ON THE FRONT PAGE BEFORE, YOU KNOW, IS ON THE SAME PAGE BEFORE THIS THING MOVES

FORWARD. >> CAN WE CLARIFY.

SO, FOR MYSELF, WHY ARE WE CONSTRUCTING CENTENNIAL ALL THE WAY DOWN? I THINK BLOCK B IS FURTHER TO THE NORTH OF THIS DEVELOPMENT. THE LITERAL NORTH OF THIS DEVELOPMENT. IS THAT THE ONE THAT'S BEING BUILT FIRST? IS BLOCK B SO THAT'S WHY?

>> LAURA, WOULD YOU GO TO THE FIRST SLIDE, PLEASE.

I THINK IT'S THE FIRST. THIS ONE.

THIS IS THE REGULATING PLAN THAT WAS APPROVED IN-- I THINK A COUPLE OF YEARS BEFORE-- 2016, I THINK.

IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN. AND SO AS PART OF THE EVOLUTION OF THIS REGULATING PLAN A COUPLE OF CONCEPTS CAME FORWARD THAT WERE MADE PART OF THIS REGULATING PLAN.

ONE BECAUSE OF HERFURTH PARK THAT WAS CONSIDERED AS THE OPEN SPACE REQUIREMENT AS PART OF BUILDING THIS.

THE OTHER ITEM WAS THAT CENTENNIAL ROAD WOULD BE BUILT THROAT WAS NO FULL CLARIFICATION ON WHO WOULD BUILD IT.

IT WASN'T COMPLETELY IDENTIFIED. BECAUSE IT WAS A REGULATING PLAN AND I THINK THE GOAL WAS TO SEE WHAT COMES OUT OF THIS.

PHASE II AS REFLECTED ON THE SCREEN IN FRONT OF YOU COUNCIL MEMBER MARGOLIS IS WHAT THIS DEVELOPER IS LOOKING AT.

THE INTENT-- I'M SORRY. >> COUNCILMEMBER: I'M SORRY.

JUST CLARIFYING THAT THE REASON WHY WE'RE ONLY BUILDING I GUESS PART OF CENTENNIAL IS BECAUSE THAT WILL SUPPORT BLOCK B OF THE DEVELOPMENT. AND HERFURTH PARK.

AT LEAST THE NORTH PART OF HERFURTH PARK.

>> CORRECT. AND WHERE YOU SEE THAT FIRST ACCESS POINT WHERE YOU SEE PHASE II WRITTEN ACROSS AN ACCESS POINT, THAT'S WHERE THAT PORTION OF CENTENNIAL IS ENVISIONED TO TERMINATE WHILE THE REST OF THE MASTER PLAN IS COMING TO FRUITION. AND SO THE DILEMMA BEFORE US IS WE KNOW WE HAVE CENTENNIAL DRIVE THAT'S REFLECTED ON THE REGULATING PLAN THAT NEEDS TO BE CONSTRUCTED.

AND CAN WE USE SOME MECHANISM TO HAVE IT AT LEAST HAVE A PORTION

OF IT CONSTRUCTED. >> COUNCILMEMBER: AND IF THIS DEVELOPER, THIS DEVELOPMENT, WHETHER IT'S PHASE II OR 4 OR FUTURE PHASE, WOULD REQUIRE THAT ROAD TO BE BUILT, THAT'S HOW WE GET THAT ROAD BUILT. NOT JUST A BLOCK B ISSUE OR

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PHASE II ISSUE. IT IS AN ENTIRE DEVELOPMENT

ISSUE. >> COUNCILMEMBER: MAYOR, CAN I

JUMP IN REAL QUICK? >> FIRST AND FOREMOST WE ARE DEALING WITH A NEW DEVELOPER. SO THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY MA NOL IS INVOLVED AT LEAST WITH REGARD TO CENTENNIAL DRIVER. THE REAL DISCUSSION WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT HERFURTH PARK AND GETTING INPUT FROM COUNCIL.

I CLEARLY HEAR COUNCIL'S CONCERNS ABOUT THE ROADWAY AND THE FACING OF THE BLOCK B SPECIFICALLY.

BUT I THINK WE'VE KIND OF DEVIATED A LITTLE BIT AWAY FROM THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING TONIGHT WHICH WAS TO DISCUSS THE

PLANS FOR HERFURTH PARK. >> MAYOR: AND I THINK THAT IS FINE, BRIAN. BUT MANNOL I'LL ASK FOR GUIDANCE ON THAT. BUT AGREE.

I THINK YOU HEARD US LOUD AND CLEAR.

>> I THINK WE DID, MAYOR. AND I THINK THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO COME BACK TO YOU AT A LATER DATE ABOUT SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THIS. BUT LET'S-- IF YOU DON'T MIND, LET'S GET BACK TO THE PARK ITSELF. WE'RE RIGHT AT 7:30.

>> MAYOR: OKAY. >> ALL RIGHT LET'S JUST KIND OF SKIP THROUGH A FEW OF THOSE SLIDES.

NEXT. NEXT.

THESE ARE JUST CHARACTER IMAGERY OF WHAT WE'RE THINKING ABOUT AS FAR AS THAT URBAN EDGE ALONG MAIN STREET.

NEXT SLIDE. THERE'S SOME TYPE OF OVERHEAD STRUCTURE THAT HELPS DEFINE THAT SPACE.

THERE'S SOME IDEAS. JUST TO GIVE YOU ALL SOME SIZE AND SCALE AND CONTEXT OF WHAT THAT FRONT PIECE COULD BE.

NEXT SLIDE. AGILITY PLAYGROUND ON THE BOTTOM AREA MORE FOR SOME OF THE TEAMS. AND THEN SOME TYPE OF ART PIECE SCULPTURE. LET'S GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE CENTRAL GREEN AND THIS GREAT LAWN. SO, WHERE YOU SEE IT SAYS BANDSTAND, FOOD TRUCK AREA. THIS IS THAT AREA THAT TRANSFORM CERTAIN EVENTS. BUT THERE'S ANGIE'S LITTLE TEMPORARY STAGE ON THERE THEY COULD SET UP AND GO AWAY WHEN NEED BE. AND WE HAVE VEHICLE ACCESS POINTS WHERE THEY CAN DROP OFF AND SET IT UP.

BUT THE SPACE IN FRONT OF THAT STAGE IS THREE ACRES.

AND IF YOU DO SOME CALCULATIONS FOR EVENTS AND YOU SAY OKAY 43,560 SQUARE FEET IN AN ACRE, WHATEVER IT IS, THEN YOU SAY THREE ACRES AND GIVE EACH PERSON SIX SQUARE FEET DURING A LARGE EVENT YOU CAN FIT 20,000 PEOPLE OUT THERE.

IT COULD HOST A HUGE EVENT. MUCH BIGGER THAN WHAT MAYBE IS GOING ON AT MAIN STREET NOW. BUT, YOU KNOW, THEN YOU SAY WELL IN TODAY'S TIME EVERYBODY NEEDS NOT SIX FEET THEY NEED 36 FEET.

YOU MIGHT STILL GET, YOU KNOW, SOME 3,500 PEOPLE OUT THERE DURING THESE TIMES IF WE SPACED THEM OUT.

THAT'S JUST IN THAT ONE AREA IN FRONT OF THAT BANDSTAND.

YOU COULD HAVE SMALLER BREAKOUT STAGES WHERE IT SAYS GREAT LAWN.

ONE THING THIS IS DOING IS REALLY CONNECTING THE GREEN BELT AND THE PARK THROUGH SOME DRAINAGE OR SOME NATURAL LAND FORM TO THE GREEN SPACE IN THE GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT.

AND WHAT YOU ARE SEEING KIND OF AS THOSE GREEN LINES THAT ARE KIND OF STACKED ON TOP OF EACH OTHER, THOSE ARE BERMING.

THERE'S LAND FORMING MASSING TO WHERE EACH ONE OF THOSE MAY BE TWO OR THREE FEET APART AND REALLY GET EIGHT TO TEN TO 12 FEET BERMING TO DEFINE SPACES. WHAT WE'VE DONE IS TAKEN THE CENTRAL AREA AREN'T MAKING IT-- KEEP THIS GREAT OPEN SPACE.

BECAUSE OPEN SPACE IS HARD TO FIND.

SOME PEOPLE DEFINE ITS AS ANYTHING THAT IS NOT A STREET, BUILD OR PARKING LOT. WE'RE TRYING TO LAYER IN THAT OPEN SPACE EVEN MORE. WE HAVE OPEN SPACE MEANING REALLY JUST OPEN AREA TO USE. AND THEN ON THE EDGES TRY TO GO IN AND DO SOME OF THAT BOTANICAL GARDEN AND TRUE CANOPY AND REALLY CREATE A LUSH GREEN TREE CANOPY ALONG THE EDGES OF THE PARK. YOU NOTICE CENTENNIAL DRIVE DEADS INTO A ROUNDABOUT PARKING AREA THEN IT WOULD TURN AND GO INTO THE DEVELOPMENT. A LOT OF THESE ARE JUST GENERAL IDEAS TO HELP TRAFFIC CALMING AND TO SLOW VEHICLES DOWN TO MORE PEDESTRIAN URBAN PARK SETTING AS OPPOSED TO GOING ALL THE WAY THROUGH AND CREATING PICNIC NOTES.

SO, LET'S GO THE NEXT SLIDE. AND THIS IS JUST SOME EXAMPLES.

NEXT SLIDE. SO THAT LAND FORM A BIG OPEN SPACE. USABLE.

YOU KNOW, THE LITTLE PLAZA THAT WAS SHOWN IN THE MIDDLE WHERE THE BANDSTAND WAS THAT COULD BE WHERE DURING THE WEEK THE FOOD TRUCK COULD PULL UP AND PARK ALONG THE STREET AND YOU HAVE SEATING OUT THERE AND JUST CREATING THAT OUTDOOR SOCIAL

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GATHERING SPACE WHICH IS HARD TO SAY THESE DAYS.

NEXT SLIDE. GET DOWN TO THE SOUTH END OF THE PARK NEXT TO STEVENS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND WE REALLY CREATE THIS ACTIVE USE SPACE WHERE YOU HAVE THE PICKLEBALL AND THE TENNIS AND THIS AT VENTURE PLAYGROUND AND YOUR DOG PARK, SPLASH PAD, BASKETBALL. AND KIND OF JUST THE SEPARATE ZONE. SO, WE'RE CREATING THREE PARKS WITHIN ONE BUT IT'S ALL REALLY CONNECTED BY A BACKBONE OF SOME LOOPED TRAILS. SO, GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO, THESE ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF THESE NEW ADVENTURE PLAYGROUNDS THAT WE'RE STARTING TO DESIGN. WHERE IT'S NOT JUST, YOU KNOW, PICK A PIECE OF EQUIPMENT OUT OF A CATALOG AND PUT IT IN AND CALL IT A PLAYGROUND. PICKLEBALL, DOG PARK, ACTIVE SPLASH PARK. SO WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT PHASING. WE FELT LIKE PHASE I IS GOING TO BE A LOT OF DE-CONSTRUCTION OF WHAT'S OUT THERE NOW.

FILL THE MAIN LOOP. GET THE MOUNDING AND THE EARTH WORK DONE. AND THIS WOULD BE PHASE-- WHAT WE'RE KIND OF WORKING TOWARD IN THIS CURRENT PHASE ONE.

AND GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE. THIS IS WHERE WE'LL TALK ABOUT ANY QUESTIONS. I PLAN THROUGH THAT LAST LITTLE BIT FAIRLY QUICKLY BUT I WANT TO BE COGNIZANT OF TIME.

AND I FEEL LIKE ANY OTHER DETAILS WOULD COME OUT DURING QUESTIONS. BUT THE MAIN TRAILS ABOUT .7 MILES. IF YOU ADD THE LOOP TRAIL TO THAT IT GETS TO 9.9 MILES. IF YOU ADD THE LOOP AROUND THE MAIN PLAZA YOU GET TO 1 MILE LOOPED TRAIL.

WE HAVE 370 PARKING SPACES INCLUDING THE ONES ALONG CENTENNIAL. AND THAT'S KIND OF THE HIGHLIGHTS. ANY QUESTIONS, COMMENTS?

>> THIS IS BRIAN. ONE THING THAT--

>> MAYOR: YOU SAW MY MOUTH MOVING DIDN'T YOU ANGIE?

>> AM I MUTED? >> NO BRIAN YOU ARE GOOD.

OKAY. MICHAEL, ONE THING I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT-- BECAUSE I DIDN'T HEAR YOU SAY AT THE VERY BEGINNING. BUT THIS PROPOSED MASTER PLAN IS BASED ON PREVIOUS CONVERSATIONS WITH THE CITY COUNCIL AS WELL AS RECREATION PARKS, BOARD AND OTHERS.

I THOUGHT YOU TOUCHED ON THAT. CAN YOU VERIFY THAT PLEASE.

>> YEAH. I THINK ANGIE MENTIONED THAT TOO. EARLY ON.

THIS HAS BEEN A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT.

I MEAN, THERE'S ONE PART WHERE WE HAD TRASH PAPER ON TOP OF, YOU KNOW, A BASE MAP I STARTED AND WE WERE SKETCHING AND DRAWING AND GETTING INPUT. THEN THE WHOLE TIME THIS IS, YOU KNOW, HEARING THE CONCERNS FROM OUR PUBLIC INPUT. ALSO PAST COUNCIL MEETINGS AND DISCUSSIONS.

SO I FELT LIKE THIS IS A GROUP OF IDEAS THAT ARE PUT TOGETHER BY LOTS OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE AND THOUGHTS AND TRYING TO MELD THEM ALL INTO ONE SUCCESSFUL SOLUTION.

>> THANK YOU. >> MAYOR: MICHAEL, THIS IS VERSION THREE THAT I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN AND IT LOOKS PRETTY

DARN GOOD. >> THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR: WHAT IS THE TRAIL-- HOW WIDE IS THE TRAIL?

WHAT'S THE TRAIL MADE OUT OF? >> SO ANYTHING THIS WIDE IS CONCRETE TRAIL. WE DO HAVE OTHER MATERIALS ON THE GROUND PLAIN THAT WE'RE PROPOSING AS FAR AS THE BANDSTAND AND THE PUBLIC PLAZA AND AROUND THE ART PARK AND GAME LAWN. THERE IS A HIERARCHY OF MATERIALS. BUT THE MAIN TRAIL, 12 FEET WIDE IS WHAT WE THINK WOULD BE A MINIMAL.

AND THAT'S KIND OF OUR PLAN RIGHT NOW.

WE'D LIKE TO SEE 16 BUT WE'LL LOOK WHEN THE FINAL BUDGET COMES OUT OF THIS PHASE I. WHAT WE DON'T WANT TO DO IT GET IT WRONG THE FIRST TIME AROUND. SO I FEEL LIKE A MINIMUM OF 12 WOULD BE SUFFER. MAXIMUM OF 16.

>> MAYOR: SO HAVE WE COSTS IT OUT TO SEE WHAT WE CAN DO IN PHASE ONE. CAN WE DO THE ENTIRE LOOP TRAIL?

>> I'M CONFIDENT WE CAN WITH THE MONEY THAT'S AVAILABLE IN PHASE ONE. THAT'S ONE OF THESE THINGS THAT I THINK ANGIE TOUCHED ON TOO IN PAST CONVERSATIONS WHERE, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF THE FIRST PART OF THE MONEY SPENT ISN'T GOING TO REALLY BE SEEN WITH A LOT OF IMPACT WHEN IT COMES TO, YOU KNOW, THE COURTS OR THE PLAYGROUNDS OR THE BUILDINGS OR SOME OF THE PARKING. BUT WE KIND OF HAVE TO BUILD AN INFRASTRUCTURE AND A SOLID BASE TO THIS SO THAT THE FUTURE ELEMENTS HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF BEING SUCCESSFUL.

SO THAT KIND OF PHASE ONE IF WE CAN GET THE GREAT LAWN AND THE LOOP TRAIL CONSTRUCTED THEN I THINK THAT'S A BIG WIN.

>> MAYOR: OKAY. COUNCIL, I CAN'T SEE IF ANYBODY HAS THEIR HANDS RAISED SO SPEAK UP.

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>> COUNCILMEMBER: I'M JUMP IN. I THINK IT'S GORGEOUS.

I THINK YOU GUYS DID A REALLY GREAT JOB OF SQUEEZING IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT USES. AND I THINK YOU ARE RIGHT, YOU KNOW, OPEN SPACE IS SO HARD TO GET BACK.

IF YOU LOSE IT. SO THE FACT THAT YOU GUYS MADE THAT A HIGHLIGHT OF THIS IS FANTASTIC.

AND HAVING A MAIN PLAZA AREA. A LOT OF THE PICTURES YOU SHOWED WERE SOME OF THE NEW PARKS IN DOWNTOWN DALLAS.

HAVING THAT FOCUS RIGHT OFF MAIN IS GOING TO BE A GREAT ENTRANCE INTO THAT PARK. I THINK IT'S GOING TO PULL PEOPLE INTO IT. SO I THINK IT'S-- YOU GUYS I THINK HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD. I THINK IT REALLY LOOKS GOOD.

IT SURE GETS ME EXCITED. THE ONE QUESTION I HAVE IN TERMS OF PHASE I IS THE ONLY THING I SEE IN TERMS OF PARKING FOR PHASE I IS A LITTLE BIT THAT WE'RE COUNTING ON THAT CENTENNIAL DRIVE PIECE WHICH I DON'T THINK IS THAT MANY SPACES.

I DON'T KNOW HOW WE ADDRESS WHAT PARKING WOULD LOOK LIKE WITHIN THAT PHASE I. BUT THAT'S NOT A LOT OF PARKING

FOR THAT FIRST PART. >> RIGHT.

I THINK WE'LL BE ABLE TO SALVAGE SOME OFF OF-- IS IT LONO.

>> REN AL WILL CONTINUE TO THE -- CENTENNIAL WILL CONTINUE INTO THE PARKING IN FRONT OF THE DOG PARK.

WE MIGHT BUILD A PORTION BUT THEN IT IS WOULD CONNECT TO THE OLD ONE WHICH WOULD OPEN THE BIG END PARKING LOT AND THE FRONT PARKING IN FRONT OF THE HOCKEY RINK.

>> COUNCILMEMBER: GOTCHA. >> IT MAKE TAKE OUT THAT MIDDLE ONE BUT WOULD LEAVE THE TWO ENDS.

>> COUNCILMEMBER: OKAY THAT'S GOOD TO KNOW.

>> ALSO PHASE ONE ELIMINATES THE DRIVE THROUGH THE PARK THAT'S OCCURRING NOW. PEOPLE USING IT AS A CUT THROUGH

WHICH IS BENEFICIAL TO PARKING. >> COUNCILMEMBER: TOTALLY.

>> MAYOR: YOU MIGHT HAVE SAID THIS, HOW MANY DO YOU THINK THE

GREAT LAWN HOLDS? >> EXCUSE ME? THE WHAT HOLDS? THE GREAT LAWN.

WE VIEW SIX SQUARE FEET PER PERSON.

LIKE IF YOU ARE AT A CONCERT STANDING.

YOU KNOW HOW A CONCERT GOES THE CLOSER TO THE STAGE YOU GET THE MORE COMPACTED YOU GET. SO ON AVERAGE PEOPLE TAKE UP ABOUT SIX SQUARE FEET IN ONE OF THOSE EVENTS.

SO, THREE ICK ACRES YOU CAN-- HAVE 20,000 PEOPLE IN THERE.

I THINK Y'ALL ARE RUNNING ABOUT 10,000 RIGHT NOW FOR YOUR

DOWNTOWN FOURTH OF JULY? >> YES.

>> MAYOR: IT'S EXCITING, ANGIE! >> IT'S VERY EXCITING.

>> COUNCILMEMBER: I HAVE TO SAY, LIKE THE MAYOR, I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED TO SOME EXTENT IN ALL THREE TRANSITIONS OF THE DESIGN OF THIS PARK AND THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST YET.

I REALLY LOVE THE WAY THAT YOU INCORPORATED ALL OF THE IDEAS THAT CAME FROM OUR DIFFERENT MEETINGS.

BUT IT'S JUST WILL BE A FANTASTIC ADDITION TO OUR CITY.

AND REALLY PLEASED WITH THE LAYOUT OF THIS.

AND LOVE THE OPEN SPACE. I JUST THINK THE AREA FOR THE FOOD TRUCKS AND THE ART AREA AND IT'S JUST REALLY A GREAT, GREAT

JOB, MICHAEL. >> THANK YOU.

WELL THIS IS A TEAM EFFORT FOR SURE.

I MEAN I'VE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT THESE AREN'T MY PLANS THESE ARE ALWAYS OUR PLANS BECAUSE WE'VE ALL PUT OUR BLOOD, SWEAT AND

TEARS INTO IT FOR SURE. >> COUNCILMEMBER: IT'S FINALLY GOTTEN THERE. I THINK THE THIRD STRIKE HIT THE HOME RUN. I LOVE IT.

>> THANK YOU. >> MAYOR: BLAKE?

>> SO WHEN CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE THE ITEMIZED PHASE I PROJECTS

AND COSTS? >> SO AS SOON AS WE GET APPROVAL OF A MASTER PLAN, ANGIE, I GUESS FROM A LOGISTIC STANDPOINT THAT WILL BE BROUGHT TO COUNCIL AT SOME FUTURE MEETING FOR AGENDA ITEM. THEN WE'VE ALREADY STARTED THE BASE MAPPING. WE'VE GOT THE SURVEY COMPLETED.

WE'VE ALREADY BROKE OUT SHEETS. KIND OF STARTING THE CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT PHASE OF THIS.

YOU KNOW, OF COURSE WE CAN'T GET TOO AHEAD OF OURSELVES BUT WE ARE SITTING ON GO READY TO SPIN PHASE I AS SOON AS WE GET TURNED

LOOSE. >> AND WHENEVER WE DO FIRE WORKS WE'RE GOING TO MOUNT THOSE ON THE WATER TOWER.

FIRE CHIEF? >> NEIL IS TEXTING ME SAYING YOU ARE NOT SHOOTING FIREWORKS FROM THE WATER TOWER, BLAKE.

>> I'M JUST TRYING TO SIZE IT ALL UP RIGHT NOW.

WE'LL MAKE SURE IT CAN WORK AM >> MAYOR: ANY OTHER COMMENTS,

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ECONOMIES? WERE YOU DONE, BLAKE? ALL RIGHT. I THINK-- OKAY COUNCIL, EVERYBODY COMFORTABLE WITH BRINGING THIS TO A FUTURE MEETING FOR APPROVAL? YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THAT BEFORE,

MICHAEL. >> NO I HAVEN'T.

A THUMBS UP. ARE YOU COMFORTABLE.

JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE. ALL RIGHT.

>> MICHAEL AND I WORK ON PHASE ONE THEN WE'LL GET COST ESTIMATES AND BRING THAT BACK TO YOU GUYS BEFORE WE DO AN RFP.

>> MAYOR: THAT'S EXCITING STUFF. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE'RE MAKING PROGRESS. >> HAVE A GOOD EVENING.

>> THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH >> MAYOR: COUNCIL, WE'RE RUNNING BEHIND TIME. DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANYTHING FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA THEY WANT PULLED FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION? ALL RIGHT.

LET'S TAKE A SHORT COUPLE MINUTE BREAK AND THEN WE'LL START OUR REGULAR MEETING

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.