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[1. Call To Order]

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>> GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE. IT'S MONDAY JULY 20,2020, 5:30 P.M. THIS MEETING MAY BE CON EVENINGSED FOR AN EXECUTIVE SESSION ON ANY AGENDA ITEM AND THE CITY OF WOW LAWSUIT RESERVES THE RIGHT.

THE CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD TELA CONFERENCES.

WHERE THE PUBLIC CAN VIEW LIVE ON THE WEBSITE.

TO LISTEN TO THE MEETING LIVE -- AND LAURA, DO WE HAVE ANY PUBLIC COMMENT FOR THIS MEETING?

>> NO, MA'AM. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

SO WE HAVE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER.

WE HAVE A QUORUM AND OUR FIRST ITEM IS TO DISCUSS THE COVID-19

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

EVENT AND TAKE ANY NECESSARY ACTION.

DO YOU WANT TO START WITH THAT, BRIAN.

>> I DO. I THINK THERE IS A POWER POINT

FOR US TO LOOK AT. >> JUST A MOMENT.

>> WE HAD TO RESTART THE COMPUTER QUICKLY BEFORE THE ECONOMIC SO THEY WORK. HERE YOU GO.

>> SO COUNCIL WE ARE ALL OPEN. SINCE JUNE 1ST OR MAY 26TH. NEXT SLIDE.

SO AS YOU GUYS KNOW WE'RE CURRENTLY GOVERNOR'S ORDERS JUN.

YOU'LL REMEMBER THAT THERE HAS BEEN WELL 29 EXECUTIVE ORDERS NOW. JUST IT ABSOLUTELY HAS BEEN CRAZY WITH A LOT OF CHANGES. THE ONE THING THAT THE GOVERNOR HAS DONE THAT I THINK IS NOTABLE IS WE'VE DIALED BACK DINE IN RESTAURANTS FROM 75% TO 50% AND BARS HAVE ALL RECLOSED AND THE OTHER THING IS THAT MASK ARE NOW REQUIRED TO GO IN ANY BUSINESS AND OUTSIDE WHERE SOCIAL DISTANCING IS NOT POSSIBLE.

NEXT SLIDE. THIS IS FROM OUR WEB PAGE WHICH WE DO A LOT OF CROSS-CHECKING WITH THE STATE'S WEBSITE AS WELL PARTICULARLY OPEN TEXAS PROTOCOLS.

IT DOES GO THROUGH ALL OF THE DIFFERENT PROGRAMS OR I SHOULD SAY TYPES OF BUSINESSES THAT ARE OPEN AND PRETTY MUCH EVERY ONE OF THESE HAVE SOME SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AS WELL AND THE GOVERNOR HAS THOSE ALL ON THE GOVERNOR.TX-DOT.GOV WEBSITE.

NEXT SLIDE. THIS CHART WAS AS I BELIEVE YESTERDAY AT 4:05. A COUPLE OF NOTABLE THINGS I WOULD SAY IS THAT 250 COUNTIES OUT OF 254 NOW HAVE AT LEAST ONE CASE OR MORE. MOST OF THE ONE THAT'S DO NOT HAVE CASES OUT OF THE FOUR ARE ALL PRETTY MUCH OUT IN THE WEST TEXAS AREA AND WHICH ARE STILL SURROUNDED BY THOSE THAT HAVE ANYWHERE FROM A FEW DOZEN TO OVER A HUNDRED.

AT SOME POINT YOU'RE GOING TO THINK THAT ALL 254 COUNTIES HAVE HAD CASES. NEXT SLIDE.

AND ROWLETT THIS INFORMATION IS UPDATING AS OF TODAY.

WE HAVE 439 CASES. FRIDAY WE HAD OUR LARGEST SINGLE DAY NUMBER OF CASES AT 28 AND THEN SATURDAY AND MONDAY TODAY HAD AN ADDITIONAL 22 CASES. SO AGAIN IT WASN'T THAT LONG AGO WE WERE HAVING ABOUT ONE CASE A DAY MAYBE TWO AND HERE LATELY WE'VE HAD A LOT MORE CASES EVEN HERE IN ROWLETT AND WE HAVE SOME OLDER INFORMATION ON HERE TOO. I WILL JUST NOTE WE HAVE HAD 149 INDIVIDUALS COUNTY AS RECOVERED. OF COURSE, WE'RE SURROUND ENDS WITH GARLAND AND ROCKWALL COUNTY.

GARLAND HAS 3500 CASES. THE GOOD NEWS, WE HAVE HAD SIX

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ROWLETT EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE HAD CORONAVIRUS ALL RETURNED TO WORK SO, THAT IS GOOD NEWS FOR US. THE LAST ONE WENT BACK TO WORK TODAY. NEXT SLIDE, LAUREN.

THIS IS A CHART THAT I LOOK AT EVERY DAY AND SOME OF YOU MAY AS WELL. IN PARTICULAR BEEN WATCHING THE HOSPITALIZATIONS, I-C OCCUPANCY RATE.

THIS IS THE ONE PARTICULARLY IN THE LAST MONTH ON THE CAUSE THAT WE'RE ON WITH ROCKWELL COUNTY AND DALLAS COUNTY THEY CONTINUE TO WATCH AND YOU HEAR THIS ON THE NEWS ALL THE TIME.

ON THE DALLAS COUNTY CALL OVER THE PAST WEEK HOSPITALIZATION UTILIZATION HAS BEEN PRETTY STABLE.

IT GOES UP ABOUT A PERCENT OR TWO AND THEN DROPS.

BUT THESE ARE CRITICAL BECAUSE ESSENTIALLY EVEN AS THE NUMBER OF CASES CLIMB IT REALLY IS THE IMPACT ON THE HOSPITALS THAT WE'RE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT. AND I THINK AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PREVIOUS SLIDE MOST OF OUR CASES THE NEW CASES ARE COMING FROM 18-40. SO AS THIS YOUNGER GENERATION HAS BEEN CONTRACTING THE VIRUS IT'S NOT NESTLE RESULTING IN AN INCREASE IN HOSPITALIZATION. NEXT SLIDE.

AGAIN THIS WAS AS OF FRIDAY THIS PARTICULAR CHART AND DATA DOES NOT THEY ONLY DO THIS A COUPLE OF TIMES A WEEK.

AGAIN YOU CAN SEE THE EXTREME RISE IN CASES PARTICULARLY IN LATE JUNE AND GOING INTO JULY AT OUR SEVEN-DAY CURVE.

AGAIN I WOULD SAY THAT OF THE CASES REQUIRING HOSPITALIZATION WHO ARE EMPLOYED 80% HAVE BEEN CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS AND OF THE 514 TOTAL DEATHS REPORTED 30% ASSOCIATED WITH LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES. AGAIN THE MOST THE THING THAT IS MOST INTERESTING AS OF RIGHT NOW IS THE NUMBER OF YOUNG ADULTS THAT ARE GETTING IT PARTICULARLY THOSE CASES AFTER JUNE 1ST FROM 18-40 YEARS. NEXT SLIDE.

TESTING CONTINUES HERE IN ROWLETT IN PARTICULAR YOU CAN GET TESTED AT THE ROWLETT WALMART.

THERE ARE THREE OTHER SITES. ALSO OF COURSE SITES IN DALLAS BUT HERE LOCALLY FOR OUR RESIDENTS WALMART CONTINUES TO OFFER THAT SERVICE ON A DAILY BASES.

NEXT SLIDE. SO LET'S TALK ABOUT THE ECONOMY.

WE DIDN'T GET A CLANS TO DO THAT THE LAST TIME WE DID THIS.

AS EXPECTED TO THE ECONOMY HAS BEEN AFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS.

WHAT I WOULD POINT OUT ON THIS SLIDE YOU CAN SEE HOW PRETTY MUCH ALL OF THE NUMBERS IMPROVED AFTER THAT INITIAL SHOCK IN MARCH AND APRIL. OIL PRICES HAS RISEN AND THEY'VE KIND OF STABILIZED AGAIN. PRETTY MUCH ALL OF THE LEADING INDICATORS IN TEXAS ARE SHOWING POSITIVE SIGNS OR AT LEAST NEUTRAL. THE STOCK MARKET HAS IMPROVED SINCE THAT LOWEST POINT JUST IN EARLY APRIL.

PRETTY WELL STABLE UP AND DOWN OF COURSE EVERY DAY BUT PRETTY MUCH STABLE AND OF COURSE WITH OUR UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS WHICH HAD THE HUGE DROP AS WE GOT INTO THE EARLY PART OF THIS YEAR MARCH AND APRIL IS STARTING TO TREND A LITTLE BIT BACK UP.

WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT ON THE NEXT SLIDE, LAURA.

SO I THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE INTERESTING, FIRST OFF I UNDERSTANDS THAT YOU PROBABLY CAN'T SEE THIS SLIDE ON THE RIGHT THAT WELL. SO OUT OF THE TOP TWO CATEGORIES OF INDUSTRIES WITH THE MOST CASES OF UNEMPLOYED WORKERS IS FULL-SERVICE AND LIMITED SERVICE RESTAURANTS.

NOT REALLY A SURPRISE SINCE MANY OF THOSE WERE SHUT DOWN AT THE VERY BEGINNING AND THEN AS THEY'VE COME BACK UP 25%, 50%, 75% AND THEY'VE DIALED IT BACK DOWN TO 50%.

TEMPORARY HEALTH SERVICES ALSO THE NUMBER THREE.

THE SURPRISE TO ME AT LEAST A LITTLE BIT ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS IS NUMBER FOUR ON THIS LIST AND THEN NUMBER FIVE WHICH IS PROBABLY NOT A SURPRISE SUPPORT SERVICES FOR

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OIL AND GAS OPERATIONS. AGAIN THOSE ARE THE INDUSTRIES THAT SEEM TO BE THE HARDEST IMPACTED BY THIS FOLLOWED BY A WHOLE LIST OF OTHERS. AND THEN MAYBE A LITTLE GOOD NEWS FOR ROWLETT. UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS THROUGH JULT THIS NUMBER WAS UPDATED AT THE STATE WEBSITE 699 WHICH IS DOWN FROM THE 2603 THAT WE HAD ON APRIL 25TH.

NEXT SLIDE. SO OUR OWN INDICATORS THAT WE MONITOR PARTICULARLY SERIES OF NUMBERS --

>> HEY, BRIAN -- I'M SORRY I WAS TRYING TO GET MYSELF UNMUTED.

THE UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS -- >> CAN YOU GO BACK ONE, LAURA.

THANK YOU. >> DOES THAT MEAN -- IS THAT ACTIVE CLAIMS AT A POINT IN TIME OR IS THAT NEW CLAIMS?

>> NO, MAYOR. THESE ARE CURRENT CLAIMS.

AS OF JULY 13TH. >> CURRENTLY ACTIVE UNEMPLOYMENT

CLAIMS IN TOTALITY? >> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> NOT NEW CLAIMS IN THAT WEEK? OKAY.

>> YES. >> OKAY.

THANK YOU. >> ALL RIGHT.

SO IN TERMS OF OUR OWN INDICATORS PROBABLY NOT A SURPRISE THAT OUR MEMBERSHIP REVENUE IS DOWN AND PROGRAM REVENUE. WE KNEW THAT WE SHUT DOWN THE RCC FOR A TIME. THE WET ZONE.

PRETTY MUCH EVERY PROGRAM WE HAD FOR A WHILE AND THEN WE STARTED TO DIAL THAT BACK UP A LITTLE BIT.

BUILDING PERMITS ARE UP SLIGHTLY FROM THIS THIS TIME LAST YEAR.

THIS REPORTS 9 MONTHS. BUILDING PERMIT VALUE IS UP 104% BUT AGAIN WE DID GET ONE LARGE BUILDING PERMIT AND THAT HIT THE BOOKS IN MAY SO, THAT IS CONTRIBUTING TO A LOT OF THE VALUE THAT WE HAVE ON HERE. OF COURSE, THE GOOD NEWS FOR US SALES TAX REVENUE IS NOT DOWN. IT'S ACTUALLY UP.

FOR MARCH IT WAS SLIGHTLY DOWN. APRIL WAS ABOUT 1% UP BUT IN MAY SALES WERE UP ABOUT 13.5%. SO WE DO NOT HAVE JUNE YET.

WE WILL NOT KNOW JUNE UNTIL SOME TIME AROUND AUGUST 9TH.

OVER-ALL GOOD NEWS THERE. COURT FINES WERE UP AS WELL INCLUDING CITATIONS BUT THEY WERE UP BEFORE WE ENTERED INTO THIS PERIOD SO STATISTICALLY WE'RE STILL UP.

THE THING THAT I WANT TO POINT OUT FROM THIS CHART JUST TO KIND OF LET YOU GUYS KNOW WATER AND SEWER REVENUE IS UP AT THIS TIME AND OF COURSE IT'S ALWAYS UP THIS TIME OF YEAR PERIOD BUT IT'S ALSO UP WHEN COMPARED TO LAST YEAR AS OF JUNE 30TH AS WELL. THE NUMBER THAT WE'RE WATCHING IS THE UTILITY FUND ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE WHICH IS UP ABOUT 20%. SO AR IS GOING TO GO UP DURING THE SUMMER BECAUSE REVENUE GOES UP.

BUT IF PEOPLE CONTINUE TO PAY THEIR UTILITY BILL THEN IT GOES RIGHT BACK DOWN DURING THE WINTER ALONG WITH REVENUE.

YOUR AR IS GOING TO FOLLOW THE REVENUE.

SO, THAT IS NOT TO BE UNEXPECT. BUT BUT WE'RE NOTICING IS A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT PAID THEIR UTILITY BILL.

WE DISCUSSED THIS BACK IN APRIL AND WE SAW THIS THIS AS A POSSIBILITY AND AS OF RIGHT NOW WE HAVE ABOUT $600,000 EXTRA IN UTILITY ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE. AND ABOUT 3800 DEPLING WENT ACCOUNTS. SO ONE CHART THAT I HAD OR LEAST THE INFORMATION THAT I HAVE ON IT WE'VE GOT ABOUT 1250 ARCOUNTS THAT ARE $75 OR MORE PAST DUE. THE AVERAGE IS ABOUT $290.

SO, THAT IS ABOUT THREE MONTHS SO WHAT WE'RE GOING TO FIND IS WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME PEOPLE WHO MAYBE HAD NOT PAID SINCE APRIL. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE OTHERS THAT MAY NOT HAVE PAID IN THE LAST MONTH OR TWO BUT WE ARE REACHING OUT TO THOSE INDIVIDUALS AND TRYING TO GET THEM ON PAYMENT PLANS OR HELPING THEM FIND RESOURCES SO THAT THEY CAN CATCH ON UP THEIR BILLS. I WILL MENTION WE HAVE 40 COMMECIAL ACCOUNTS AS WELL. THE AVERAGE PAST DUE ACCOUNT IS ABOUT $661. THE SINGLE BIGGEST ONE WE HAD

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ELEVEN MULTI-FAMILY ACCOUNTS BUT THEY ARE KEEPING UP.

THAT WAS JUST AT ONE PARTICULAR POINT IN TIME AS OF JUNE 30TH.

OVER-ALL WE'RE IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE PARTICULARLY IN THE GENERAL FUND. WE'RE NOT HITTING THE NUMBERS WE THOUGHT IN OUR WORST CASE SCENARIO AND THE AR IS PROBABLY WHERE WE THOUGHT IT WE BUILD BE BUT WE'LL GET THEM ON PAYMENT PLANS AND START CHIPPING AWAY AT THAT BALANCE.

>> BRIAN, CAN YOU SAY THAT NUMBER AGAIN ON NUMBER OF ACCOUNTS THAT ARE DEEING WENT. THE NUMBER?

>> 1250 ACCOUNTS ARE $75 OR MORE PAST DUE.

THE AVERAGE OF THAT IS $290. >> OKAY AND HOW MUCH OVER PERCENTAGE WISE IS THAT FROM A NORMAL YEAR IN THE SUMMER WHEN

BILLS GO UP ANY WAY. >> THE NUMBER OF ACCOUNTS IS LOWER THAN IT WAS LAST YEAR IN JUNE.

WHAT I'LL SEEING IS THAT AND I DO NOT -- HAVE IF I WAS TO TELL YOU THE NUMBER OF ACCOUNTS THAT WERE MORE THAN $75 PAST DUE AS OF JUNE 30TH LAST YEAR I'M CERTAIN THAT NUMBER WOULD BE LESS BECAUSE IT HAS OBVIOUSLY GROWN.

I DON'T HAVE THAT NUMBER BUT WE'LL SHOWING YOU WITH DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS IS WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT ARE DELINQUENT BUT STILL PAY WITHIN THEIR PERIOD OR SHORTLY THEREAFTER BUT WHAT WE'RE SEEING IS THIS CORE GROUP OF ABOUT 1250 ACCOUNTS THAT WE'RE WATCHING THAT ARE MORE THAN $75 OR MORE PAST DUE.

>> YOUR NUMBER OF DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS IS DOWN 10% BUT THE DOLLAR AMOUNT IS UP 20% SO LESS ACCOUNTS DELINQUENT BUT MULTIPLE

MONTHS DELINQUENT. >> RIGHT.

>> MAYBE THE EASY WAY TO UNDERSTAND IT IS BEFORE COVID THE NORMAL CYCLE IS THAT EVERY MONTH YOU ALWAYS HAVE A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE THAT ARE DEEING WENT BUT THEN WHO PAY BEFORE THEY WOULD BE CUT OFF. WHAT WE'RE SEEING IS WITH THE 1250 ACCOUNTS THAT WERE PAST DUE IS THAT IS AVERAGING ABOUT THREE MONTHS WORTH OF PEOPLE NOT PAYING AND IF YOU REMEMBER WE DID GET SOME ORDERS FROM THE STATE THAT WERE DIRECTING UTILITIES NOT TO CUT OFF PEOPLE DUE TO NONPAYMENT AND THOSE KIND OF THINGS. WE'RE SAYING NOW IT'S TIME TO BEGIN TO REACH OUT TO SEE IF WE CAN HELP PEOPLE AND GET THEM BACK ON PAYMENT PLANS. WE KNOW A NUMBER OF OTHER CITIES

ARE DOING THIS TOO. >> NOW WE ARE STILL UNDER THE RESTRICTIONS WHERE WE'RE NOT ALLOWED TO CUT OFF WATER?

>> MAYOR. WE'RE NOT.

>> SO WE'RE ALLOWED TO CUT OFF WATER NOW.

>> YES. AT LEAST IN ONE OTHER CONVERSATION THAT I HAD WITH ANOTHER CITY THEY ALSO WERE HAVING TO ADDRESS THIS TOO BECAUSE IT'S NOT JUST THE 290 WHICH IS FOR US FOR THREE MONTHS BUT WHEN YOU ALSO OWE AN ELECTRIC BILL ANOTHER $300-$400 IT COULD BE A

CONSIDERABLE BALFOUR THAT CITY. >> OKAY.

>> ALL RIGHT. NEXT SLIDE.

SO I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR CURRENT ACTIVITY. I DO HAVE ON SOME OF THIS POLICE AND FIRE. WE HAVE COMPARATIVE DATA.

REALLY MY GOAL IS TO SHOW YOU THAT KIND OF HOW THINGS ARE GOING WITH OUR FACILITIES AND WHAT PROGRAMS WE ARE RUNNING.

SO PARKS & REC. FOR EXAMPLE WITH THE RCC WE'RE AVERAGING JUST UNDER A THOUSAND PEOPLE A WEEK. AGAIN PARKS & REC. IS OPEN AT 50%. BUT WE'RE NOT HEED -- HITTING THAT CAPACITY AT THIS POINT. THE WET ZONE ALSO AT 50% AND THEY ARE NOT HITTING THOSE DAILY NUMBER US AS WELL.

THEY ARE AVERAGING JUST UNDER 600.

HAD A PRETTY GOOD TURN OUT SO IT MAY END UP GROWING BUT THEY ARE NOWHERE NEAR THEIR OCCUPANCY NUMBER.

IN TERMS OF THE LIBRARY CURBSIDE CHECKOUTS HAVE DROPPED A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE PEOPLE CAN COME INTO THE LIBRARY NOW.

THAT IS NOT MUCH OF A SURPRISE AND THEN IN TERMS OF THE PEOPLE COMING IN IT'S BEEN AVERAGING 600 OR MORE EACH WEEK BUT AGAIN ON THAT ONE WE SET A SPECIFIC LIMIT OF 50 AND WAIF ONLY HAD A COUPLE OF TIMES WHERE WE'VE HAD MORE THAN 25 AT ANY GIVEN TIME

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SO AGAIN PEOPLE ARE CHOOSING OF MAKING OTHER DECISIONS EITHER USING CURBSIDE CHECK OUT. USING OUR VIRTUAL ON-LINE AS OPPOSED TO PHYSICAL VISITS. BUT IT IS THERE IF PEOPLE WANT TO USE IT. IN TERMS OF FIRE AND POLICE ACTIVITY AGAIN 41 CALLS. 9-1-1 CALLS HAVE BEEN UP.

OUR RESPONSE TIME HAS BEEN DOWN WHICH IS REALLY GOOD.

ONE THING I WILL POINT OUT IS THAT THE RESPONSE TIME FOR POLICE IS ACTUALLY EVEN BETTER WHEN YOU CONSIDER THAT THE LAST THREE MONTHS OF LAST YEAR PARTICULARLY THAT WAS WHEN WE HAD AT ONE POINT ALMOST A DOZEN VACANCIES OF SOME FASHION EITHER BECAUSE THEY WERE IN TRAINING OR THE POSITION WERE NOT FILLED.

AS THE COURSE OF THE YEAR HAS GONE IN WE'RE NEARLY FULL WITH OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT WITH THIS BATCH AND WITH OUR POLICE OFFICERS AND AS A RESULT RESPONSE TIMES HAS IMPROVED.

IN TERMS OF FIRE CALLS THE ONE THING THAT I WOULD POINT OUT ON THIS, I ASKED THE CHIEF TO INCLUDE THE COVID TRANSPORTS SO AS YOU KNOW BACK IN MARCH WE ACTUALLY OUTFITTED A MEDIC UNIT TO BE ABLE TO TRANSPORT COVID PATIENTS AND WE DID THIS SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF TIME IT TAKES TO ACTUALLY CLEAN AND SANITIZE YOUR MEDIC UNIT EVERY TIME YOU TRANSPORT SOMEBODY YOU MIGHT SUSPECT THAT MIGHT HAVE HAD IT.

SO THAT WAS INTENDED TO BE A TIME SAVER.

AND THEN JUST A COUPLE OF OTHER THINGS WE'RE AVERAGING ABOUT 100 PEOPLE COMING A WEEK TO UTILITIES BUILDING.

THEY ARE ABLE TO DO MUCH MORE OF THAT ON-LINE NOW AND WE CONTINUE TO ENCOURAGE THAT. THE ALAMO SHELTER, WE DON'T HAVE A PERCENTAGE BUT WE'RE ONLY ALLOWING ONE PERSON OR ONE FAMILY IN AT A TIME AND YOU CAN SEE THEY ARE STILL HAVING OVER VISITORS A WEEK WHICH IS REALLY GOOD FOR OUR SHELTER.

AND THEN THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

THIS IS WHEN PEOPLE COME IN TO PULL A BUILDING PERMIT OR GET A LICENSE SO YOU CAN SEE THAT IS JUMPING AROUND A LITTLE BIT BUT IT'S UNDER 100 A WEEK. ANY QUESTIONS ON ACTIVITY?

>> BRIAN, CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT -- FIRST OF ALL THANK YOU FOR THAT UPDATE. THAT IS A GREAT UPDATE.

I REALLY APPRECIATE IT. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THE OUTDOOR PARKS AND HOW WE'RE FEELING ABOUT ALL OF THAT?

>> WELL I KNOW I'LL SAY THIS, MAYOR IS THAT UNDER THE GOVERNOR'S ORDERS WE AND I CONFIRMED WITH CHIEF GODFREY TODAY WE HAVE NOT WRITTEN NEIGHBOR A TICKET FOR NOT WEARING THEIR MASK. WE'VE ENGAGED PEOPLE AND WE'VE TALKED TO THEM. SO FAR WHAT WE'RE SEEING OUT IN THE PARKS I DON'T THINK HAS BEEN A CAUSE FOR ALARM.

AGAIN WHEN WE START TO SEE A GROUP THAT IS LIKE THAT WE DO ENGAGED THEM AND AND UNDER THE RULES IF WE COME BACK OUT THERE AND FIND THE SAME INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT A MASK THEN WE'LL CITE THEM. SO FAR WE HAVE NOT HAD THAT CIRCUMSTANCE. FOR JULY 4TH WEEKEND WE DID CLOSE POWER POINT PARK BECAUSE WE WERE SO CONCERNED WITH HOW CONTAINED THE AREA IS AND A LACK OF ABILITY TO ENFORCE WITH THAT

MANY PEOPLE. >> YEAH AND WHAT I'M ASKING ABOUT IS ARE THE PARKS -- WE'RE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE GROUPS GREATER THAN 10. I WASN'T ASK A SPECIFIC MASK QUESTION. BUT ARE WE HAVING ANY ISSUES WITH CROWDS OR LACK OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AND KEEPING GROUPS 10

OR UNDER? >> MAYOR, NOT THAT I'M AWARE OF.

>> OH. >> I'VE SEEN -- SORRY.

I'VE SEEN LAKE SIDE PARK YESTERDAY ACTUALLY LOTS AND LOTS OF PEOPLE OUT THERE. SO AND THEN ALSO WHAT IS THE PARK IPSE ASK SCRUGGS AS WELL. NO MASKS.

NO SOCIAL DISTANCING. >> SO IS CHIEF ON THE CALL?

>> MAYOR, ONE THING I DID AND HE DID SAY IS PEOPLE HAVE BEEN GOOD OVER-ALL STAYING IN FAMILY GROUPS.

BUT AGAIN I DID CONFIRM WITH THE CHIEF EARLIER TODAY THAT THEY

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HAVE NOT WRITTEN ANY TICKETS. THEY'VE ENGAGED PEOPLE AND FOR THE MOST PART WE'RE GETTING VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE.

>> WE ENCOURAGE THE PUBLIC THAT IS LISTENING WE NEED TO KEEP OUR GROUPS 10 OR UPPED AND ENCOURAGE AND THE POLICE TO CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION AND HAVE FRIENDLY ENFORCEMENT OF THAT.

>> CAN I ASK YOU, BRIAN FOR THE GROUPS OF 10 AND FAMILY GROUPS SO DOES THAT MEAN SAY A LARGE PARK LIKE LAKE SIDE IF THERE CAN BE MORE THAN ONE FAMILY GROUP OF 10 IN THAT PARK.

>> ACTUALLY. >> OKAY.

>> AT RULES ABOUT THE MASK ARE SIMPLY UNDER THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER IS THAT YOU HAVE TO WEAR A MASK OUTSIDE IF YOU CANNOT SOCIALLY DISTANCE AND IN A PARK YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE. WE'VE SEEN CASES WHERE THEY'VE BEEN REPORTED US TO OR WE'VE OBSERED IT WE HAVE ENGAGED

THOSE GROUPS. >> AND THE QUESTION THAT I'M ASKING IS ARE WE CONTROLLING THE NUMBER OF LARGE GROUPS AND MAKING SURE THAT WE DON'T HAVE 20 PEOPLE PLAYING BASKETBALL AT -- ISSAC SCRUGGS. GROUPS GREATER THAN 10 AT LAKE SIDE PARK. IT'S NOT JUST A MASK QUESTION,

IT'S A SIZE OF GROUP QUESTION. >> CHIEF GODFREY I DON'T BELIEVE IS ON THE CALL, MAYOR AND FROM WHAT I'M HEARING --

>> HEY, BRIAN. I'M HERE.

>> AND YES. THE EASIEST WAY TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION IS WHEN WE SEE THOSE GROUPS WE ARE CONTACTING THEM PROACTIVELY BUT WE DO NEED THE PUBLIC'S HELP AND WHEN THEY SEE THEM CONTACT US AND ALLOW US TO COME OUT AND EDUCATE AND INFORM.

WE HAVE NOT ISSUED ANY CITATIONS.

WE HAVE NOT DETAINED NEIGHBOR OR MADE ANY ARREST ITSELF.

HOPEFULLY KEEP OUR FINGERS CROSSED.

WE CONTINUE TO GIVE WARNINGS. WE HAVE HAD VERY FEW CALLS FOR SERVICE AND WHEN OUR OFFICERS ARE ACTIVELY PATROLLING THEY ARE TALKING TO FOLKS AND THE EASIEST WAY TO SAY IT IS AN EASY, SMOOTH, LOW KEY WAY. SOMETIMES ROLLING DOWN THE WINDOW HOW MANY ARE WHY YOUR GROUP? AND SIMPLY TRYING TO EDUCATE THEM.

JUST A REMINDER 10 IN A GROUP. GROUPS IN PARKS ARE A LITTLE MORE DIFFICULT BECAUSE OF THE SIZE OF THE PARKS SO IF WE CAN IDENTIFY LITTLE CLUSTERS OR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS AND WE REMIND THEM AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE.

THE WEEKENDS ARE BEAUTIFUL SO PEOPLE ARE OUT IN THE PARKS AND WE CANNOT BE IN ALL OF THEM SO WE NEED EVERYBODY'S HELP.

GIVE US A CALL. WE'LL DRIVE THROUGH AND TALK TO A COUPLE OF FOLKS. SOME OF THEM WILL LEAVE AND SOME WILL SAY NO PROBLEM. FOR THE MOST PART IT'S GOING PRETTY WELL AND WE'RE HAPPY TO CONTACT THEM AND HAVE CONVERSATIONS WITH THEM REGARDING WHAT THE GOVERNOR'S

ORDERS ARE AT ANY TIME. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, CHIEF.

>> I DO WANT COUNCIL TO KNOW AND THE RULE IS NO GROUPS MORE THAN 10 WITHOUT THE MAYOR'S CONSENT. AND THERE HAVE BEEN A COUPLE OF MAYORS IN THE AREA THAT HAVE GIVEN A BLANKET CONCEPT.

WE HAVE CHOSEN AS A COUNCIL TO NOT DO THAT.

I HAVE BEEN CONTACTED A COUPLE OF TIMES ASKING IF I WOULD GIVE CONSENT TO A SPECIFIC EVENT. AND MY DECISION WHEN I WAS INDIVIDUALLY CONTACTED WAS THAT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT I'M GIVING CONSENT FOR AND THOSE INDIVIDUAL GROUPS THAT HAVE CONTACTED ME WERE VERY UNDERSTANDING AND COMPLIANT AND WANTED TO COMPLY WITH THE ORDER FROM THE GOVERNOR.

SO JUST TO LET Y'ALL THAT I'VE BEEN CONTACTED A FEW TIMES.

>> LAW REMARKS I THINK WE HAVE ONE MORE SLIDE.

THE LAST SLIDE. SO COUNCIL WE HAVE A LIST OF OUR CURRENT MEASURES ON THE LEFT HERE.

I DID HAVE A COUPLE OF DISCUSSION POINTS THAT I WANTED TO GET SOME FEEDBACK FROM COUNCIL ON.

-- UTILITY BILLING AND THEN WHEN THE INCREASE IN ACCOUNTS

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RECEIVABLE WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO START ENGAGING PEOPLE AND WE'RE DOING THIS OF COURSE VERY DELICATELY NOW.

BUT WE WANT PEOPLE TO WORK WITH US AND GET ON A PAYMENT PLAN.

THAT IS OUR GOAL FOR THAT. AND IT'S NOT THAT WE WANT TO BE DRAY COPEIAN ABOUT THIS BUT AT LEAST HAVE PEOPLE TALK US TO WHERE WE CAN START GETTING THEM TO HELP PAY THEIR BALANCE AND GET CURRENT AGAIN. CODE ENFORCEMENT, WE HAVE THE SAME ISSUE. WE WERE ISSUING ONLY NOTICES FOR CODE ENFORCEMENT SO THE QUESTION IS ARE WE BEGIN -- READY TO BEGIN ISSUING CITATIONS. WE CANCELED THE CONCERT SERIES.

OUR NEXT IS IN SEPTEMBER AND NATIONAL NIGHT OUT WHICH IS IN OCTOBER. WE'RE CONTINUING TO PLAN FOR EACH EVENT AS IF IT WILL HAPPEN UNTIL A FIRM DECISION IS MADE TO CANCEL. WE CERTAINLY WANT TO GIVE PEOPLE AS MUCH NOTICE AS POSSIBLE AND SO WHAT ANGIE AND I HAVE TALKED ABOUT IS THAT AT LEAST BY THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH YOU START MAKING THAT DECISION FOR THE FUTURE MONTH SO AT SOME POINT IN ABOUT MID-AUGUST WE WANT TO MAKE A DECISION.

I CAN TELL YOU THAT A LOT OF THE EXPERTS ON THE CALLS THAT WE'RE ON ARE NOT EXPECTING A WHOLE LOT OF CHANGE BETWEEN NOW AND AUGUST. SO ANY THOUGHTS ON THIS ISSUE?

ON ANY OF THESE TOPICS? >> WHY DON'T WE GET RID OF THE POWER POINT AND SHOW THE -- SO, LET'S TALK ABOUT UTILITIES FIRST AND OPEN IT UP FOR DISCUSSION COUNCIL.

ONE OF THE THINGS I'M CONCERNED ABOUT IS I DON'T WANT A SITUATION WHERE OTHER CITIES AROUND US ARE ENFORCING UTILITY MEASURES IN A DIFFERENT WAY THAN WE ARE AND THEN THEREFORE PEOPLE START PAYING THEIR ELECTRIC BILL BECAUSE THEY ARE GOING TO GET CUT OFF OF ELECTRIC BUT WE DON'T HAVE THAT SAME ENFORCEMENT ABILITY FOR THE WATER BILL. CERTAINLY WE DON'T WANT TO START OUT OF THE GATE AND START TURNING PEOPLE'S WATER OFF WHERE WE'VE SAID ALL ALONG WE'RE NOT GOING TO.

BUT I CAN SEE A SITUATION LIKE WE'RE CURRENTLY ENGAGING WITH OUR CUSTOMERS AND PUTTING THEM ON A PAYMENT PLAN AND IF THEY DON'T ENGAGE WITH US OR DON'T FOLLOW-THROUGH THEN WE'VE GOT TO TALK ABOUT THAT NEXT STEP. WHAT DO YOU ALL THINK ABOUT

THAT? >> MY CONCERN ON SOME OF THE WATER BILLS IS WE'VE GOT THIS PROGRAM OF SALVATION ARMY WHERE THEY CAN GO AND GET UTILITY ASSISTANCE.

ARE THESE PEOPLE USING THAT? IF THEY ARE NOT USING THAT THEN I HAVE TROUBLE BEING SYMPATHETIC TO THEM.

I WANT THEM TOGETHER ABLE TO USE THE PROGRAM.

>> ONE THING THAT WE'RE HOPING WITH THIS PROGRAM BY US REACHING OUT IS NOT ONLY TO HELP PEOPLE GET OFF PAYMENT PLANS BUT ALSO TO LET THEM KNOW THOSE KIND OF RESOURCES.

THERE ARE A GROUP OF PEOPLE IN ROWLETT THAT KNOW ABOUT THAT BUT AGAIN WITH ALL OF THE NEWS THAT WE HAVE SOME OF THAT GETS LOST IN THE SHUFFLE. AND -- THOSE STATS HAVE BEEN REPORTED BEFORE BUT THE ONE THING THAT I WILL TELL YOU THE MONEY THAT WE HAVE SET ASIDE TO WORK WITH SALVATION ARMY CAN BE USED FOR THAT BUT THE CARES ACT MONEY CANNOT.

CITIES CANNOT BENEFIT FROM THE REVENUE FROM THE CARS ACT.

>> SO WE HAVE FUNDS CURRENTLY ALLOCATED FOR THAT PROGRAM.

>> AND LET ME ASK ALSO AS FAR AS THE SALVATION ARMY ASSISTANCE

GOES IS THAT NOT INCOME BASED? >> NO.

NOT THE -- PROGRAM. >> OKAY.

NOT THE COVID PROGRAM BUT THE CBG THE REGULAR PROGRAM THAT WE

HAVE IS INCOME BASED. >> WE HAVE FUNDS FOR BOTH

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PROGRAMS BUT THEY ARE DIFFERENT PROGRAMS.

>> PAM HAD HER HAND RAISED AND I'M THINKING YOU MIGHT WANT TO

GIVE AN UPDATE. >> WE HAVE NOT HAD OUR MEETING YET FOR THE SALVATION ARMY. BUT I CAN CHECK WITH THEM BUT I KNOW SOME OF THE MONEY CAN BE USED FOR THE PEOPLE THAT IS BEHIND. BECAUSE IT'S COVID.

SOME OF IT IS COVID MONEY. >> I DON'T KNOW WE HAVE NOT HAD

OUR MEETING? >> YEAH.

OUR MONTHLY MEETING. >> BUT WE FUNDED A PROGRAM AND WE ROLLED OUT A PROGRAM AND THE PROGRAM WAS THEY HAD TO DEMONSTRATE LOSS AS A RESULT OF COVID AND THEY HAVE UP TO THREE MONTHS AT $250 A MONTH IF I'M REMEMBERING CORRECTLY --

>> I THINK IT'S $250. IF WE HAVE NOT BEEN ADVERTISING THAT IN OUR SOCIAL MEDIA WE NEED TO BE.

SO -- >> THAT WAS MY QUESTIN.

HOW CAN WE MAKE THE PEOPLE AWARE THAT THE MONEY THERE IS SO THEY CAN GET THEIR BILLS PAID. BECAUSE I WOULD HATE TO SEE ANYONE GET THEIR WATER TURNED OFF.

>> WE HAVE BEEN ADVERTISING. ONE THING I WILL SAY IS THAT WHEN WE ACTUALLY GET TO PERSONALLY MAKE CONTACT THOSE ARE GOING TO CALL US BECAUSE WE'VE REACHED OUT TO THEM.

WE CAN POINT THEM IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

BECAUSE NOT EVERYBODY READS THEIR NEWSLETTER AND NOT EVERYBODY PAYS ATTENTION TO THE NEWS.

THAT IS WHY IT TAKES MULTIPLE VENUES TO GET THE NEWS OUT.

BUT FOR THOSE THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THAT ARE DELINQUENT ON THEIR UTILITY BILL THEY ARE GOING TO HEAR IT DIRECTLY FROM US WHEN THEY HEAR FROM US BUT THE THING IS THE CARES ACT MONEY CANNOT BE USED TO PAY THEIR WATER AND SEWER BILL.

IT CAN BE USED FOR THE ELECTRIC BILL.

>> BLAKE HAS HIS HAND UP. >> SORRY.

QUESTION. CAN WE PUT SOMETHING IN THE WATER BILL THAT WE SEND OUT LIKE THAT A NOTICE SAYING IF YOU NEED UTILITY ASSISTANCE HERE IS A WEBSITE OR CONTACT INFORMATION?

IS THAT POSSIBLE? >> WE CAN, BLAKE.

ONE THING I WILL SAY IS THE BEST CONTACT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE IN THE NEXT PROBABLY OVER THE NEXT WEEK OR TWO IS GOING TO BE THE PERSONAL CONTACT TO THOSE THAT ARE BEHIND AND THEN WE CAN GIVE THEM WHATEVER OPTIONS THEY HAVE AND AT LEAST I'VE TALKED TO OVER HALF A DOZEN CITY MANAGERS IN OUR AREA ABOUT THIS AND MOST OF THEM ARE GOING TO BE OFFERING LIBERAL TERMS TO TRY TO GET CAUGHT UP. WE CANNOT LET IT CONTINUE

WITHOUT ANY CONTACT. >> MARTHA YOU HAD YOUR HAND UP

AND THEN YOU LOWERED IT. >> I WAS ACTUALLY GOING TO SUGGEST WHAT BLAKE MENTIONED. THAT WE CAN ADVERTISE IT IN THE

WATER BILLS. >> SO LET'S GET BACK TO THE QUESTION AT HAND. I HAD THROWN OUT MAYBE A LITTLE BIT OF A FRAMEWORK. DON'T CUT OFF YET BUT IF PEOPLE WILL NOT ENGAGE WITH US OR IF THEY WON'T FOLLOW-THROUGH WITH THEIR COMMITMENTS IT'S PROBABLY TIME TO GIVE THEM NOTIFICATION OF A POTENTIAL CUT OFF. ARE WE IN AGREEMENT OR NOT?

>> THAT IS JUST WHAT I WAS GOING TO SAY.

WE STARTED THE PROCESS AND THEN WE CAN DIRECT THEM IN THE WAY THAT THEY NEED TO GET SOME EXTRA HELP BUT IF THEY ARE NONRESPONSIVE AND THINGS LIKE THAT THEN YEAH I THINK THERE HAS TO BE A CUT OFF. I AM NOT SURE WHAT TIME THAT WOULD BE YET. I GUESS IT WOULD DEPEND HOW FAR BEHIND THEY ARE. IF IT'S A DOLLAR AMOUNT OR BY

THE MONTH. >> WOULD YOU SAY FOUR CONTACTS?

WOULD THAT BE THE THRESHOLD? >> I THINK THAT'S A LITTLE OPERATIONAL. WHAT I WANT TO MAKE SURE IS THAT COUNCIL WAS CLEAR WE'RE NOT CUTTING ANYBODY'S WATER OFF.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE BEFORE BRIAN AND HIS STAFF CHANGE THAT THAT COUNCIL HAS HAD A CHANCE TO WITH A IN.

THEY ARE OKAY AS LONG AS THERE IS AN EFFORT TO CONNECT AND HOW MANY CONTACTS AND HOW MANY DOLLARS?

WE'RE GETTING OPERATIONAL. >> LET ME SAY THIS, MAYOR TO ANSWER BLAKE'S QUESTION PARTICULARLY, WE'VE KICKED IT OFF IS THAT WE KIND OF START RAMPING IT UP.

THEY START GETTING MORE COMMUNICATION FROM US AS WE GET

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INTO PARTICULARLY INTO AUGUST. OUR GOAL WOULD BE THAT BY MID-AUGUST ABOUT THE 20TH IS WHAT WE HAVE ON A TENTATIVE SCHEDULE IS THAT IS ALMOST A MONTH FROM NOW AND IF ALL OF THE ATTEMPTS THAT WE WILL MAKE TO TRY TO GET YOU ON A PAYMENT PLAN AND YOU'VE IGNORED US THEN I THINK WE'RE READY TO START

MAKING THE CUT OFFS. >> I SEE BROWNIE AND WHITNEY'S HANDS RAISED. WHITNEY.

>> BRIAN, I KNOW YOU WENT OVER THE NUMBERS BEFORE.

ARE ANY OF THOSE COMMERCIAL OR MULTI-FAMILY?

>> YES. AT LEAST ONE MULTI-FAMILY IN TOWN THAT IS ALMOST ALWAYS DELINQUENT BUT THEN THEY PAY SO WE DON'T REALLY HAVE A CONCERN WITH THE AR FOR THEM AND THEN THERE WERE 40 COMMERCIAL ACCOUNTS THAT ARE IN VARIOUS DIFFERENT STAGES. SOME OF WHICH ARE THOSE THAT ARE STILL SHUT DOWN AND HAVE NOT REOPENED AND AGAIN THE LONGER THIS GOES THE HARDER IT IS TO RECAPTURE THAT PARTICULARLY IF PEOPLE DON'T REOPEN THEIR BUSINESS.

>> AND WE DON'T HAVE FUNDS FOR THAT PURPOSE.

>> NO. >> BROWNIE, YOU HAVE YOUR HAND

RAISED? >> YES.

WE WERE ALSO BEING TOLD THAT THIS COVID PROBLEM WOULD BE ABOUT A MONTH OR MAYBE TWO MONTHS AND NOW WE'RE INTO FOUR MONTHS SO NOW IF PEOPLE ARE NOT RESPONDING LIKE BRIAN SAID HE IS CALLING THEM WANTING TO TALK WITH THEM AND WORKING IT OUT WITH THEM TO GET HELP IF THEY ARE NOT RESPONDING I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE WE COULD DO. HERE IT GOES.

>> OKAY. SO I THINK BRIAN YOU HAVE --

>> I HAVE WHAT I KNOWED AND THEN ON CODE ENFORCEMENT I WOULD HOPE

FOR A SIMILAR ANSWER. >> I ALSO THINK IT'S TIME TO

START ISSUING FINES. >> AND JUST ONE MORE QUICK POINT. IT'S OPERATIONAL BUT I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO BE CREATIVE AND IT MIGHT TAKE SOME HOME VISITS BECAUSE IF SOMEBODY IS THREE MONTHS THEY ARE GETTING CALLS FROM A LOT OF CREDITORS AND THE TENDENCY IS JUST TO IGNORE THE CALLS AND NOT EVEN LOOK AT IT BECAUSE IT'S JUST GOING TO MAKE YOU DEPRESSED SO EVEN IF YOU ARE LEAVING MESSAGES THEY MAY NOT BE LISTENING TO THOSE.

I DON'T KNOW IT WAS ANOTHER NONPROFIT IN TOWN THAT CAN MAYBE REACH OUT IF WE'RE NOT GETTING THAT.

BECAUSE THEY MAY JUST THINK YOU'RE BERATING THEM TO GET THEM TO PAY. THE SENSITIVITY OF THEIR I KNOW IT'S OPERATIONAL BUT IT'S AT LEAST WORTH CONSIDERING.

>> THAT IS A GOOD POINT, MATT. THANK YOU.

>> DON'T YOU HAVE ALL SEND OUT THE DELIPPING WENT NOTICES?

>> RIGHT RIGHT. WE DID STOP THAT PRACTICE BACK IN APRIL BUT WELL EXCUSE ME THE CUT OFF NOTICES -- IF WE WERE NOT GOING TO CUT YOU OFF I WAS NOT GOING TO SEND A LETTER SAYING WE WOULD. SO WE'RE AT A VERY GOOD POINT OF DOING THIS. THIS IS WHERE MOST OF THE CITIES I'M TALKING TO ARE ALSO DOING THIS.

BECAUSE NOBODY CAN LET THIS GO FOREVER AND I'LL SAY THIS ALSO TO MATT'S POINT OUT OF THE 1250 ACCOUNTS THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE THAT WE'RE GOING TO APPROACH YOU'RE GOING TO FIND THAT QUICKLY MOST OF THEM -- JUST IN ROWLETT WE WILL HAVE MOST OF THEM WHO WILL RESPOND BACK RELATIVELY QUICKLY AND THE NUMBER WILL KEEP SHRINKING WHERE IT'S GOING TO TAKE BOOTS ON THE GROUND TO PUTTING THE DOOR HANGER ON THE DOOR AND RINGING THE DOORBELL SAFELY UNDER COVID. CREATIVE LIKE YOU SAID, MATT.

>> OKAY. SO CAN YOU SHOW YOURSELF AGAIN.

CODE ENFORCEMENT. WHAT ARE WE THINKING MANOL?

>> I THINK YOU KNOW AGAIN LOOKING AT REPEAT OFFENDERS AND TRYING TO HAVE A CHAT WITH THEM AS OPPOSED TO SENDING OUT LETTERS AND DOING THE EXTRA EDUCATIONAL PIECE AND HAVING THE ABILITY WITH MORE TIME AND LAST CHANCE AND THEN DIVING IN TO

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POSSIBLY CITATION. BUT HAVING THE VISION IT FIRST.

AND HAVING THE FLEXIBILITY. WE'RE COMING ACROSS A LOT OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE CONCERNS AND ISSUES.

>> SO COUNCILOR ARE YOU OKAY WITH THAT APPROACH?

>> OKAY. AVENUE I DON'T REMEMBER WHAT THE

THIRD ONE WAS. >> AND THIS IS NOT A DECISION FOR TODAY. IT'S JUST TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE FACT THAT ON CITY EVENTS THAT POSSIBLE BY THE MIDDLE OF THE PREVIOUS MONTH WE NEED TO MAKE A DECISION ABOUT WHAT IS COMING UP THE NEXT MONTH. SO WITH THE CONCERT SERIES COMING UP IN AUGUST SO WE'LL NEED TO MAKE A DECISION.

>> AND OBVIOUSLY THERE IS NO DECISION RIGHT NOW BECAUSE WE'RE NOT ALLOWED TO GATHER IN GROUPS MORE THAN 10.

SO, ITS PRETTY EASY DECISION RIGHT NOW.

WE DIDN'T TALK BILLI BEARY FINES?

>> ARE WE REINSTITUTING LIBRARY FINES?

>> I WAS TRYING TO REMEMBER THE LAST SLIDE.

>> AND YOU DON'T NEED TO ANSWER IS THAT RIGHT NOW.

BUT THAT IS ANOTHER AREA THAT WE HAD DEFERRED THAT WE MAY NEED TO RELOOK AT DEPENDING ON IF WE'RE HAVING PROBLEMS IN THAT AREA OR

NOT. >> I'M MAKING A NOTE OF IT.

>> DO YOU HAVE ANY OPINION ON LIBRARY FINES? SAME KIND OF

APPROACH. >> YES.

>> IT GOES HAND IN HAND WITH THE WATER.

>> OKAY. DID YOU GET WHAT YOU NEED,

BRIAN? >> I DID.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL. >> IS THAT EVERYTHING ON ITEM TWO? ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS WHERE WE ARE AS A CITY? ALL RIGHT.

[3. Discuss the status of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding through the City's Dallas County and Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Coronavirus Relief Fund allocations and take any necessary action. (60 minutes)]

WE'LL MOVE TO ITEM THREE. DISCUSS THE STATUS OF CARES ACT FUNDING FOR THE CITIES OF DALLAS COUNTY AND TEXAS DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. -- AND TAKE ANY NECESSARY ACTIONS. ED.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COUNCIL. CAN YOU H -- HEAR ME?

>> YES. I WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE FUNDING FOR BOTH RESPONSE REIMBURSEMENT.

A LOT HAS CHANGED. WE HAVE SUFFICIENT GUIDANCE FROM DALLAS COUNTY AND THE STATE TO PROCEED WITH FINAL DECISION MAKING ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

I HAVE A PRESENTATION THAT IS MEANT TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE BARK GROUND INFORMATION NEEDED TO FACILITATE THE PROCESS TOWARDS THE ENDS OF MY PRESENTATION.

I HAVE A LOT OF DATA. SOME THAT I HAVE PREVIOUSLY SHARED WITH COUNCIL BUT I WILL SUMMARIZE IT AT THE END SO DON'T WORRY. SO THAT YOU HAVE IT AVAILABLE.

SO TO START OFF -- LET ME ENHANCE THIS.

DISCUSSION ON SOME OF THE REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE CITY'S RESPONSE TO COVID. WE'RE CURRENTLY UTILIZING TWO PRIMARY FUNDING SOURCES. FEMA SINS MORE LIMITED AND RESTRICT I HAVE AND IT WILL MAKE MORE SINCE FOR US TO PURSUE THESE AVENUES. THE FIRST IS THE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND. 39,$065 WAS MADE AVAILABLE.

WE HAVE THREE REIMBURSEMENT REQUEST THAT'S WE'RE WORKING THROUGH. AND THEN ANOTHER ONE IN MID-AUGUST AND ONE IN LATE AUGUST SO WE ANTICIPATE THAT THIS WILL BE HOPEFULLY REIMBURSED BY EARLY NEXT FISCAL

YEAR. >> CAN WE CLARIFY IN A WAY TO HELP COUNCIL THAT IN OUR MIND THIS IS KIND OF LIKE THE PORTION OF THE FUNDS THAT WAS ASSIGNED THROUGH OUR ROCKWALL COUNTY SIDE

OF THE STATE. >> RIGHT.

SO WE HAVE TWO CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUNDS.

ONE IS THROUGH DALLAS COUNTY AND ONE IS THROUGH THE STATE AND THE STATE'S ALLOCATION IS BASED ON OUR ROCKWALL COUNTY POPULATION OF 7983. HOWEVER, CURRENTLY WE'RE ANTICIPATING DUE TO THE RESTRICTIVE NATURE OF THE TDEM

PROGRAM -- >> THANK YOU.

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>> I WILL NOTE THAT THEY CONTAIN ABOUT $100,000 OF BUDGETED PAYROLL COST FOR STAFF. THIS IS NOT A REVENUE RECOVERY SIMPLY WHILE AFFORDED THE ABILITY TO RECOVER SOME OF THE BUDGET EXPENSES SO LONG AS THEY MEET A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OF THE USED FOR COVID RESPONSE ONLY. THE SECOND ONE IS THE SUPPLEMENTAL POUND AND THAT IS THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND THROUGH THE STATE ATE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR.

THAT IS ABOUT $200,000. $34,000 FOR PERSONNEL.

$66,000 FOR EQUIPMENT AND THAT WILL BE DECONTAMINATION EQUIPMENT. AEROSOL SPRAYING FOR VEHICLES AND JAIL AND OTHER EFFECT. $92,000 FOR SUPPLIES AND THAT INCLUDES PPE. SO THESE ARE THE TWO PRIMARY REIMBURSEMENT SYSTEMS THAT WE'RE USING.

NEXT SLIDE. THE NEXT FEW SLIDES ARE MEANT TO PROVIDE A DETAILED DESCRIPTION TO THE TYPES OF BUSINESSES.

I'M START WITH THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PROVIDING A RELIEF FUND. IT'S BASED ON THE PATIENT REVENUE FROM 2019. AS OF THIS DATE AND I DID CHECK THE WEBSITE I DID NOT SEE ANY ADDITIONAL ROWLETT BUSINESSES PROVIDERS WHO HAVE RECEIVED FUNDING.

THERE WAS AN ALLOCATION IN LATE APRIL.

23 RECIPIENTS INCLUDING THE CITY.

22 ARE DOCTOR'S OFFICE RECEIVED A TOTAL OF 685,000.

I BROKE DOWN THE AVERAGE AMOUNT THERE.

3 $1,000 WITH THE LOWEST BEING SHORT OF A THOUSAND DOLLARS.

ANOTHER RELIEF FUND PROGRAM MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH HHS WAS THE SKILLED NURSING FACILITY RELIEF FUND.

I'M BASING THESE FIGURES OFF OF THE FORMULA.

AND WE HAVE TWO SKILLED NURSING FROM SINCE THE IN THE CITY.

THEY ACCORDING TO THE FORMULA THEY SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED SHORT OF A MILLION DOLLARS. WE'VE RECEIVED $1.7 MILLION IN TOTAL FUNDING. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE NEXT ONE WE'RE ALL FAMILIAR WITH.

THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PLAN. I DO NOT HAVE DETAILED INFORMATION FOR THE ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER PROGRAM.

$12.8 BILLION WAS MADE AVAILABLE TO THE STATE OF TEXAS BUT I DO NOT HAVE THAT BROKEN DOWN. IN ADDITION TO WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE SO WE WERE ALSO LACKING MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION ON SOME OF THE PPE LOANS THAT WERE PROVIDED TO ROWLETT BUSINESSES.

SO WE HAVE INFORMATION ON THOSE WHO RECEIVED $150,000.

THE SPECIFIC LOAN AMOUNT. WE DON'T HAVE THE BUSINESS NAME OR ADDRESS. FOR THOSE WHO RECEIVED MORE THAN $150,000 WE HAVE THE NAME AND THE ADDRESS.

ONE THING IS THAT THERE IS A NEW APPLICATION PERIOD.

ENDS ON AUGUST 8TH SO WE ENCOURAGE BUSINESSES TO TRY TO PURSUE THIS TYPE OF FUNDING BECAUSE THERE IS MORE AVAILABLE THAN ANY OTHER PROGRAM AVAILABLE THROUGH THE CITY RIGHT NOW.

THE PPE WAS DESIGNED AS A LOAN PROGRAM.

AN INCENTIVE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES TO KEEP THEIR EMPLOYEES ON THE PAYROLL AND A LOT OF THAT CAN BE FORGIVEN.

I DID BREAK THIS DOWN BY MONTH. I THINK IT'S BETTER TO BREAK IT DOWN THAT WAY SINCE WE UNDERSTAND THE PROGRESSION OF THE FURNISHING MADE AVAILABLE TO THE CITY BUSINESSES.

ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING THAT THE LAST TIME WE DISCUSSED DIRECTLY IMPLEMENTING A PROGRAM WAS IN APRIL.

SO AS YOU CAN SEE IN APRIL 299 LOANS WERE PROVIDED WITH A MINIMUM AMOUNT OF $25 BILLION AND I DO WANT TO DISCUSS THAT MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM DIFFERENCE. WITH THE LOANS IN EXCESS OF $150,000 WE WERE GIVEN A RANGE. SO WE DO NOT HAVE THE SPECIFIC TRIGGERS ON THOSE LOANS SO AT A MINIMUM THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE AND ASSUMING THEY GOT THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT AVAILABLE THAT IS THE NUMBER. THE TOTAL JOBS RETAINED.

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ROUGHLY 675 LOANS HAD BEEN PROVIDED.

THE PROGRAM IS STILL OPEN AND THIS IS JUST AS OF THE END OF JUNE. JUNE 30TH IS THE LAST DAY I HAVE INFORMATION FOR. OUR BUSINESSES HAVE RECEIVED $36 MILLION IN T. HAVE REF TAINTED 4500 JOBS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. A LITTLE BIT MORE A BREAKDOWN.

YOU SEE THAT MOST OF THE LOANS WERE JUST SHORT OF $150,000.

THE AVERAGE WAS $30,000. SORRY.

TOTAL IS $18.3 MILLION. AIM ABLE TO RETAIN 2300 JOBS THROUGH THAT. ON THE PPE LOANS ABOVE $150,000 WE HAD 62 OF THOSE LOANS PROVIDED WITH A MINIMUM OF $17.5 MILLION. MAXIMUM OF $43 MILLION.

WITH THE TOTAL JOBS RETAINED THERE ARE SOME DISCREPANCIES.

THERE IS A BUSINESS THAT I DON'T BELIEVE WAS ABLE TO RETAIN 300 JOBS BUT THAT IS THE FIGURE THAT'S WE HAVE RECEIVED FROM THE SBA. AS YOU CAN SEE THE AVERAGE MINT MUM LOAN WAS SHORT OF $300,000 WITH THE MAXIMUM $700,000.

36 JOBS REFLY AVERAGED RETAINED. ALSO THE DALLES COUNTY CRF AND THE GRANT THAT THE CITY PUSHED OUT IN APRIL.

STARTED ISSUING CHECKS IN MAY. WE HAVE WILL BE DISCUSSING THIS IN MORE DETAIL. ROUND ONE WAS COMPLETED LAST WEEK TOTAL 17 APPLICANTS FROM THE CITY ROWLETT WERE SELECTED AND FUNDED. TOTAL OF 255,000 OUT OF $15,000 AND THESE ARE FORGIVABLE LOANS TO THE COUNTY.

THE ROBUST GRANT. 19 APPLICANTS FOR $102,000 WITH AGE AND HAVE -- AN AVERAGE OF $5300.

AS OF JUNE 18TH WE HAD NOT COMPLETED THE ALLOCATION BUT I BELIEVE THAT HAS BEEN COMPLETED SINCE THEN SO, THAT IS JUST THE DATA UP TO THAT POINT. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO GOING BACK TO DALLAS COUNTY -- THERE ARE THREE ROUNDS OF FUNDING. ROUNDS ONE AND TWO DALLAS COUNTY HAS MADE AVAILABLE $35 MILLION AND ROUND THREE WILL BE CITY SPECIFIC. THOSE WHO ARE NOT SELECTED THE FIRST TWO ROUNDS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY AS LONG AS THE CITY HAS ALLOCATED FUNDING FOR ANOTHER ROUND TO HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE OF BEING SELECTED. THE STATUS OF THESE ROUND ONE WAS COMPLETED LAST WEEK. DETAILS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS POINT BUT WE HAVE SOME LIMITED INFORMATION.

ROUND TWO THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS OPEN THROUGH JULY 26TH SO WE STILL HAVE SIX DAYS LEFT FOR THAT.

NO ADDITIONAL APPLICATION PERIODS AND THEY WILL BE SELECTED FROM ROUNDS ONE AND TWO.

THE AWARDS ARE ANTICIPATED TO OCCUR IN AUGUST AND WE HAVE ONE TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION IS TO UP END FOR ROUND THREE AND WHAT AMOUNT. GENERAL ELIGIBLE BUSINESS HAS TO BE LOCATED WITHIN DALLAS COUNTY. BUSINESSES WITH NO MORE THAN 100 EMPLOYEES AND $10 MILLION IN ANNUAL REVENUE.

MUST IN EXISTENCE ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 1ST AND CANNOT BE A FRANCHISE, NONPROFIT P OPERATE AS AN AGE RESTRICTED BUSINESSLIKE A BAR. OR RECEIVE PRIMARY INCOME FROM RENTAL INCOME PROPERTIES. THEY ARE ALSO TRACKING -- ASSISTANCE. ALTHOUGH WE'RE NOT FULLY DISCUSSING THE REQUIREMENT. WHAT THOSE FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR INCLUDES WORKING CAPITAL FOR THREE MONTHS.

THERE IS ANOTHER $3,000 IN CAPITAL.

THERE IS A FORMULA. BUT THAT IS THE MAX THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ANY BUSINESS. THERE ARE LOAN FORGIVENESS REQUIREMENTS. INCLUDING THE BUSINESS MUST

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CONTINUE TO OPERATE FOR FOUR MONTHS.

A FOURTH OF THE LOAN WILL BE FORGIVEN AND THERE IS A CASE MANAGEMENT PROCESS TO ENSURE THAT IS HAPPENING.

ADDITIONALLY THE BUSINESS MUST CARRY AT LEAST 60% OF THEIR MARCH 1ST FTE COUNT AND PAYROLL.

THE PENALTY INCLUDING INTEREST ON THE LOAN PORTION NOT FORGIVEN OF 1% STARTING ON MONTH FIVE. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS. THE CITIES OF ALLEN, FRISCO AND KEY ARE OPERATING OFF OF A SIMILAR PROGRAM. THE INFORMATION WAS A LITTLE MAURICELY AVAILABLE TO US. THREE MONTHS OF PAYROLL AND FIXED COST. THOSE ARE FOR MARCH 1ST AND MAY 31ST. MUST BE A FOR PROFIT BUSINESS WITH A STOREFRONT OR OFFICE. CANNOT BE HOME BASED.

NO MORE THAN 100 EMPLOYEES AND $15 MILLION IN ANNUAL REVENUE.

IT'S A GRANT AND NOT A LOAN. NEIGHBORS TO OUR WEST GARLAND HAS CHOSEN TO PUSH P MUSH MOST OF THE FUNDING TO THE INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE HOUSEHOLD. $11 MILLION.

AND ONLY $500,000 FOR THE BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

A MINIMUM UP 25 BUSINESSES ARE ANTICIPATED TO RECEIVE AN AWARD AT THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT. THREE MONTHS OF PAYROLL AND FIXED COST FROM MARCH 1ST TO MAY 31ST.

MUST BE FOR PROFIT. A BUSINESS WITH A PHYSICAL LOCATION IN GARLAND. HOMES ARE NOT EXCLUDED.

MUST HAVE NO MORE THAN 20 EMPLOYEES AND AGAIN IT'S A GRANT AND NOT A LOAN UP TO 20,$000. AND THEN THE -- MUST HAVE NO MORE THAN 20FTES AS OF APRIL 1ST.

AND APPLICANTS AGREE TO REMAIN OPEN FOR A MINIMUM OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE AWARD. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SHIFTING OVER TO THE INDIVIDUAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM THROUGH THE COUNTY. CURRENT STATUS IS.

THE INITIAL $5 MILLION WAS ADMINISTERED THROUGH THE CATHOLIC AND JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES AND THAT PROGRAM HAS TRANSITIONED TO BE ADMINISTERED BY THE DALLES COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. THE APPLICATION FOR TO THE HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPEND AND THEY RECEIVED ROUGHLY 6,000 APPLICANTS. HOWEVER DALLAS COUNTY HAS REPEATEDLY STATED AND THIS IS A DIRECT QUOTE IS THAT ADDITIONAL HOUSING FUNDING WILL BE ALLOCATED PER DEMAND.

THE SELECTION PROCESS -- THEY ARE GOING THROUGH A RANDOMLY SELECTED PROCESS. SO IT'S NOT FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. THE TYPE OF ASSISTANCE AND SPECIFICALLY WATER AND SEWAGE A -- THE ASSISTANCE IS PROVIDED DIRECTLY TO THE LANDLORD AND/OR UTILITY PROVIDE ERAS LONG AS THEY AGREE TO RECEIVE THE FUNDING FROM DALLAS COUNTY.

NEXT SLIDE. WANT TO COMPARE THE DALLES COUNTY PROGRAM THE GARLAND PROGRAM.

DALLAS COUNTY DOES SET THE ELIGIBILITY CAP BASED ON THE MEDIAN INCOME OF 80%. HOWEVER THE DALLES COUNTY ONLY PROVIDING THREE MONTHS OF ASSISTANCE WHEREAS THE GARLAND PROGRAM IS PROVIDING SIX MONTHS WORTH OF ASSISTANCE.

THEY DO NOT ALLOW FOR ANY OTHER ASSISTANCE SO IF YOU'RE RECEIVING ASSISTANCE YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO GO FORWARD WITH THESE PROGRAMS. YOU HAVE TO BE A RESIDENT OF DALLAS COUNTY OUTSIDE OF THE CITY OF DALLAS AND FOR GARLAND A RESIDENT AS OF MARCH 1ST. THIS NEXT TABLE IS COMPARING THE

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TWO PROGRAMS. WITH AMI CAPS.

THE P GARLAND SET THEIR CAP. BECAUSE OF THE CAP PLACED ON DALLAS COUNTY THEY ARE PURSUING 181-220%.

FOR EXAMPLE CITY OF IRVING IS PURSUING THAT BASED ON THE LAST DISCUSSION. THIS PROVIDES THE BREAKDOWN.

>> IF YOU'RE GOING TO GET TO THIS LATER TELL ME.

CAN YOU USE THE CARS FUNDING FOR RESIDENTS OUTSIDE OF DALLAS

COUNTY? >> WE CAN.

HOWEVER, WE INITIALLY BELIEVE THAT DALLAS COUNTY WAS GOING TO ALLOW US TO PUSH FUNDING FOR ROCKWALL COUNTY ROWLETT RESIDENTS THROUGH THEIR PROGRAMS HOWEVER THEY STATED -- THESE -- YOU CAN ONLY BE A DALLAS COUNTY RESIDENT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE

DALLES COUNTY PROGRAM. >> AND I UNDERSTANDS THAT.

BUT AND THANK YOU FOR CLARIFYING BUT MY SPECIFIC QUESTION IS CAN WE USE CARES FUNDING ALLOCATED FROM DALLAS COUNTY FOR OUR OWN PROGRAM FOR ROCKWALL COUNTY RESIDENTS?

>> YES. THROUGH OUR OWN PROGRAM.

YES. >> REALLY.

OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. SO WE DID HAVE SOME DISCUSSIONS REGARDING NONPROFITS ASSISTANCE. IT WAS A NEAR ABSOLUTE NO.

INCLUDING COMMISSIONER STATING THAT NONPROFITS WOULD NOT PUBLIC ELIGIBLE AT ALL. HOWEVER IT'S SHIFTED TO POSSIBLY BUT BE CAREFUL AND WE'LL NOTE THAT THE STAFF IS CURRENTLY -- FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS NOW. IT WOULD SAY MAX OF $15,000.

IN ASSISTANCE PER NONPROFIT. MUST HAVE A ROWLETT BASED OFFICE AND BE IN CONTINUOUS OPERATION FOR SIX MONTHS PRIOR TO THE DATE.

COVID-19 CAPACITY BUILDING AND UP TO THREE MONTHS OF ASSISTANCE. I DO WANT TO NOTE THAT DALLAS COUNTY HAS BEEN VERY HESITANT TO ALLOW ANY NONPROFIT ASSISTANCE.

THEY'VE TRIED TO SHIFT OR REDIRECT JURISDICTIONS REQUESTING THAT TO OTHER PROGRAMS LIKE FEMA PUBLIC ASANAS OR SBA. AND AND LEAVE AS OF LAST WEEK THERE IS ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE FEDERAL RESERVE. I'M SURE THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION PROGRAM, THEY'VE REDUCED THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS SO THERE IS ADDITIONAL FUNDING.

HOWEVER BASED ON CONTINUOUS PUSH FROM A LOT OF JURISDICTION I BELIEVE DALLAS COUNTY IS MORE OPEN NOW TO APPROVING ASSISTANCE

TO NONPROFITS AND WE'RE -- >> SORRY YOU BROKE UP.

>> WHAT IS THE AVERSION TO IT? WHAT IS THE HOLD UP?

>> THE LAST RESPONSE I RECEIVED WAS THERE IS ASSISTANCE THROUGH OTHER PROGRAMS. AND THEY SPECIFICALLY PUSHED ME TO SBA AND I REMINDED THEM THAT BUSINESSES ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE FOR SBA SO I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THEIR LODGE.

>> I CAN IS IT BEING PUSHED BY THE STATE OR THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT OR BY DALLAS COUNTY? >> BY DALLAS COUNTY.

>> THANK YOU. >> AND I REVIEWED THE FAQS AND THE GUIDANCE AND THE CARES ACT AND I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THEY WERE STATING THAT NONPROFITSES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.

>> THEY ARE ON THE ALLOWABLE LIST AS LONG AS THE PROGRAMS GO TO HELPING PEOPLE WITH COVID RELATED ISSUES.

SO I DON'T GET IT EITHER ED. >> THERE IS A MAYOR'S CALL AGAIN TOMORROW WITH JUDGE JENKINS. I BELIEVE I KNOWED TO BRING IT

UP AGAIN. >> PLEASE DO MAYOR.

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>> I THINK AT THE END OF THE DAY DALLAS COUNTY WILL APPROVE A REQUEST FOR A PROGRAM TO PROVIDE NONPROFIT ASSISTANCE AS LONG AS WE CAN TIE IT DIRECTLY TO COVID-19 AND I BELIEVE THAT GUIDANCE LEADS TO THAT. SO I THINK WE'RE GOING TO GET ENOUGH TRACTION FROM DALLAS COUNTY TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. PROVIDE A BRIEF SUMMARY OF SOME OF THE ASSISTANCE SO FAR. CITY BUSINESSES.

SO 733 DIFFERENT AWARDS FOR THESE DIFFERENT PROGRAMS. TOTAL OF $38 MILLION. WITHOUT THE ANF SINCE I'M NOT ABLE TO FULLY VALIDATE THAT WE'RE STILL LOOKING AT $37 MILLION MADE AVAILABLE SINCE APRIL.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. WANT TO PROVIDE A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF WHAT WE DISCUSSED ON THE JUN. THEY WANT TO PROVIDE A CALCULATION AT THE TOP. 25% OF OUR FUNDS ARE $812,240.

WE DISCUSSED SLIPPING UP THE MONEY.

ONE FOR BUSINESSES AND ONE MORE HOUSEHOLD ASSISTANCE AND ONE FOR CITY TRACAL REIMBURSEMENT AND ONE FOR RESERVE.

SO SOME OF THE DECISION POINTS, DID YOU WANT TO POINT TO THE FACT THAT WE HAVE TWO PROPOSALS SITTING ON THE DESK RIGHT NOW AND ONE IS FOR APPROVAL OF REIMBURSEMENT OF $102,000 AND THE EXPANSION OF THAT FOR THE REMAINING APPLICANTS AND ALSO THE NONPROFIT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. >> AND ED, HUNDRED HAVE THOSE

BEEN SITTING ON THE DECEMBER? >> A COUPLE OF WEEKS.

>> YOU'RE SURE IT'S NOT A COUPLE OF MONTHS?

>> WE WAITED FOR THE GUIDANCE BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE ABLE

TO TURN AROUND WITHIN A WEEK. >> SO JUST WANTED TO END THIS WITH A DISCUSSION. WE HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION ON THE DALLAS EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

SEVERAL QUESTIONS HERE. ARE THERE OTHER TYPES OF PROGRAMS THAT THE CITY SHOULD PURSUE?

OPEN THAT UP TO COUNCIL. >> I CAN'T SEE COUNCIL AS LONG AS THERE IS AND THAT'S FINE I JUST WANTED COUNCIL TO KNOW THAT

THEY NEED TO SPEAK UP. >> FOR CLARIFICATION THIS WOULD BE OTHER ASANAS OTHER THAN THE INDIVIDUAL OTHER THAN BUSINESS OTHER THAN THE NONPROFITS AND OTHER THAN THAT OUR REIMBURSEMENT FOR OUR DIRECT EXPENSES.

>> RIGHT. ONE EXAMPLE WOULD BE CHILD KARA ASSISTANCE. I WANT TO POINT THAT THROUGH THE COMMISSION ASSISTANCE HAS BEEN MADE TO THE CHILD CARE CENTERS HOWEVER I DO NOT HAVE THAT INFORMATION.

THEY WERE ELIGIBLE AS WELL THROUGH SBA.

I DO NOT HAVE THE DATA TO PROVIDE ON THAT.

>> JUDGE JENKINS SAID CLEARLY THAT WE DID NOT NEED TO HAVE LOCAL PROGRAMS FOR CHILD KARA ASSISTANCE BECAUSE EVERY CHILD CARE FACILITY WOULD RECEIVE THAT ASSISTANCE FROM DALLAS COUNTY DIRECTLY. 100% OF THEM WOULD.

SO IF THAT IS NOT HAPPENING THAT IS A CONCERN.

YOU BROUGHT IT UP, ED. WHAT ARE YOU HEARING AND SEEING?

>> I DON'T KNOW THERE THERE IS SUFFICIENT FUNDING.

THEY ALLOCATED FUNDING FOR THAT. THEY MAY HAVE BEEN TARGETING CHILD KARA SANES CENTERS WHO WHO PROVIDE SERVICES TO SUBSIDIZE CHILDREN BUT AS FAR AS THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR ALL CHILD CARE CENTERS --

>> I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND IT EITHER BUT IT WAS CLEARLY COMMUNICATED

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THAT THERE WAS NO REASON TO HAVE A LOCAL CHILD KARA ASSISTANCE PROGRAM BECAUSE OF THAT I DON'T KNOW WHY IT WOULD BE DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER BUSINESS IN TOWN. IF THEY ARE GETTING ASSISTANCE IN ANOTHER MANNER THAT SHOULD BE FACTORED IN BUT THEY ARE A BUSINESS. THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO QUALIFY FOR THE DALLES COUNTY ROUND ONE AND ROUND TWO AND BE PART OF THE PROGRAM IN ROUND THREE IF WE DECIDE TO DO THAT.

AM I MISSING SOMETHING? >> ANONYMOUS.

>> MY QUESTION FOR YOU ED IS THERE ANY DOWNSIDE WITH US GOING

WITH ROUND THREE? >> HE HAS NOT ASKED THAT QUESTION, YES. MARTHA.

>> I THOUGHT HE DID. >> HIS FIRST QUESTION IS ANY

OTHER PROGRAMS? >> WITH THE CHILD CARE FACILITIES IF WE WERE GOING TO DO SOMETHING OR IF DALLAS COUNTY WAS GOING TO DO SOMETHING IT WOULD BE, WHITE BE THAT THEY PAY DIRECTLY TO THE CHILD CARE FACILITIES? WITHOUT ANY -- I WOULD NOT THINK WITHOUT ANY STRINGS ATTACHED OR WOULD IT BE SPECIFICALLY SUBSIDIZING QUALIFIED FAMILIES WHO HAVE INCOME ISSUE THAT'S OTHERWISE COULD NOT AFFORD CHILD CARE BUT HAVE TO FIGURE IT OUT BECAUSE THEY HAVE JOBS THAT THEY HAVE TO KEEP INCOME IN THEIR HOME SO IS THAT -- CAN YOU SPEAK

TO THAT ED OR THE MAYOR? >> JUDGE JENNINGS SAID AND THIS WAS EARLY IN WHEN THEY WERE INTRODUCING THE PROGRAM IT WAS A THIRDED PROGRAM AND I CAN PULL MY NOTES OUT HERE BUT THE THIRD PROGRAM WAS SPECIFICALLY ALL CHILD CARE FACILITIES IN DALLAS COUNTY WERE GOING TO GET SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING TO MAKE SURE THEY COULD STAY HOPE OPEN BECAUSE OF THE NECESSITY OF CHILD CARE FACILITIES TO STAY OPEN.

HOW IT WAS WORDED WAS NOT LIMITED TO THOSE THAT -- OKAY.

CHILD CARE CYST ANC. $400,000 UP TO $3,000 GRANTS PER BUSINESS IN DALLAS COUNTY. NO LOTTERY.

100% COVERAGE. WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS AS WORKING DIRECTLY WITH CHILD CARE PROVIDERS.

WE DO NOT NEED TO PUSH THIS PROGRAM OUT BECAUSE DALLAS COUNTY IS. KNOWS WERE THE NOTES I TOOK THAT DAY. THIS WAS EARLY IN THE PRO I HAVE

NOT HEARD OF ANYTHING SINCE. >> $3,000 PER BUSINESS.

>> THAT COVERS YEAH. OKAY.

HALF A CHILD. >> ANY WAY THOSE WERE THE NOTES

I TOOK THAT DAY ON MAY 19TH. >> I KNOWED TO LOOK INTO THAT DEPENDING ON THE CONVERSATION THAT YOU HAVE TOMORROW IS.

>> THAT IS FOR THE BUSINESSES AND NOT FOR THE INDIVIDUALS?

>> CORRECT. >> DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE?

>> NO. BUT I MAY STAND CORRECTED --

>> EXACTLY. BUT AGAIN THOSE ARE BUSINESSES THAT COULD APPLY FOR THE REGULAR BUSINESS GRANTS, RIGHT?

>> YES. AND WITH THE INFORMATION PROVIDED WITH COUNCIL --

CARE FACILITY IS ON THE LIST. >> AND WHO KNOWS HOW MANY ARE THE LIST?

>> RIGHT. >> ANY OTHER AREAS COUNCIL THAT YOU'RE INTERESTED IN TALKING ABOUT BEFORE ED MOVES TO

QUESTION TWO? >> MARK, DO YOU WANT TO SPEAK ABOUT THE PROPOSAL FROM THE CITY OF MESQUITE?

>> SURE. GOOD EVENING, COUNCIL.

AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME I WANT TO BRING TO YOUR ATTENTION AN OPPORTUNITY. THEY ARE PROPOSING TO ENTER INTO A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY OF ROWLETT AND THE CITY OF BILCH SPRINGS TO FUND DALLAS CATHOLIC CHARITIES MOBILE FOOD PANTRY.

AND THE REASON THAT THEY APPROACHED US IN ADDITION TO THE

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CITY OF -- SPRINGS IS AT THEIR CURRENT SITE WHICH IS IN MESQUITE OVER A BIT NORTH OF TOWN EAST MALL APPROXIMATELY 10% OF THEIR CLIENTELE ARE ROWLETT RESIDENTS.

AND SO UNDERSTANDING THAT THEY REACHED OUT TO US TO GAUGE OUR INTEREST IN ENTERING INTO THIS PARTNERSHIP.

IT'S A FAIRLY NOMINAL AMOUNT. ESSENTIALLY THE CITY OF ROWLETT IS BEING ASKED TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ESSENTIALLY 3% OF THE ANNUAL BUDGET OF THE MOBILE FOOD PANTRY WHICH IS $6250.

AND WHAT THAT WOULD FUND IS 50 DROPS.

WHAT THEY CALL A DELIVERY TRIP BY THE TRUCK.

A DROP. 50 DROPS A YEAR.

SO ONE A WEEK. SO THEY WOULD NOT LIMIT ROWLETT RESIDENTS TO ONLY GOING TO THE PANTRY ONCE A WEEK BUT OVER THE COURSE OF A YEAR 10% OF THE CLIENTELE ARE ROWLETT RESIDENTS THAT FIGURE WOULD COVER WHAT THEY EXPECT ROWLETT RESIDENTS TO DRAW OUT OF THE PANTRY. SO BEFORE WE GOT TOO MUCH A -- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WE WANTED TO UNDERSTAND IF THIS IS SOMETHING THAT COUNCIL WANTS TO PURSUE BEFORE WE HAVE FOLLOW-UP

VISITS. >> IS THAT A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT WE CANNOT USE OUR CARES FUNDING FOR?

>> I CAN TELL THAT YOU CATHOLIC CHARITIES IS A NONPROFIT.

>> THE SAME CATEGORY AS THE NONPROFITS, RIGHT?

>> SO WE WOULD HAVE TO FOLLOW-UP ON.

I'M NOT SURE IF THIS IS DIRECT FUND FOR CONTINUING -- CONTINUATION OF OPERATIONS. THIS IS FUNDING A SPECIFIC PURPOSE FOR PROVIDING OPERATIONAL COSTS THAT THEY WOULD IN TURN DELIVER A SERVICE ON.

I SUPPOSE THAT IS IN THE SAME VEIN AS WHAT YOU WOULD FUND ANY NONPROFIT OR BUSINESS TO DO. BUT WE CAN CERTAINLY FOLLOW-UP ON THAT. ED, DO YOU EVER ANY THOUGHTS ON THAT WITH RESPECT TO THE CONVERSATION WE JUST HAD ABOUT

NONPROFESSOR? IT'S. >> I THINK IT WOULD BE AN ELIGIBLE PROPOSAL -- NOVEMBER 30TH. THAT WOULD BE AN ELIGIBLE COST.

WE COULD PROVIDE SOME LEVEL OF FUNDING TO THAT PROJECT.

>> WOULD THAT BE ELIGIBLE OR INELIGIBLE?

>> ELIGIBLE. >> BUT WE CANNOT PROVIDE FUNDING

TO LIFE MESSAGE BECAUSE IT'S- >> GIVEN THE MORE RECENT GUIDANCE WE WOULD BE ABLE TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO LIFE MESSAGE. WE DON'T HAVE THAT ANSWER YES.-

>> RIGHT. >> I THINK MYSELF FOR ROWLETT RESIDENTS I WOULD PREFER TO FUND LIFE'S MESSAGE BECAUSE IT IS RIGHT HERE AND I AM ASSUMING THAT THESE STATISTICS THAT THEY'VE GIVEN YOU OF 10% BEINGS ROWLETT RESIDENTS IS THAT DIRECTLY DUE TO COVID OR WHERE -- WHAT TIME PERIOD DOES THAT COVER? AND THEN I THINK YOU JUST ANSWERED MY NEXT QUESTION.

HOW LONG WOULD THIS AGREEMENT BE IN PLACE? AND I'M ASSUMING IT WOULD BE THROUGH NOVEMBER?

>> THOSE ARE GREAT QUESTIONS. THE DATA THAT WE RECEIVED WERE THE 10% FIGURE CAME FROM WAS A SURVEY OF CLIENTS THAT CAME THROUGH THE FOOD BANK IN JUNE OF 2020.

SO IT CONSTITUTED A NUMBER OF 185 SURVEYED LIFE END AND OF THAT 185 APPROXIMATELY 19 OF THEM WERE FROM THE CITY ROWLETT BUT THAT WAS ONLY DATA COLLECTED DURING THE NONE OF JUNE 2020 SO THE PROPOSED AGREEMENT IN THIS CASE TO USE THIS FUNDING WOULD BE THROUGH THE END OF THIS CALENDAR YEAR SO THROUGH

DECEMBER 31ST OF 2020. >> YEAH AND JUST GUESSING, WE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE MORE INFORMATION BUT I WOULD GUESS THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT SOME OF THE CLIENTS THAT ORDINARILY WOULD GO TO LIFE MESSAGE ARE LOOKING FOR OTHER SOURCES BECAUSE OF THE SHORTAGE OF FUNDING THAT LIFE MESSAGE HAS.

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THEIR SHELVES ARE PRETTY BARE. >> THAT IS ENTIRELY POSSIBLE.

>> THEY ARE ALLOWED TO VISIT LIFE MESSAGE A CERTAIN NUMBER OF TIMES AND SO IF THEY STILL HAVE INDIVIDUAL HOUSEHOLD NEEDS AFTER THAT GUIDELINE THEN THEY CAN VISIT OTHER FOOD PANTRIES TOO.

>> SO MARK, BASED ON THE NUMBER WE WERE PROVIDED OF 6250 PER YEAR COMMITMENT WE'RE LOOKING AT AN AMOUNT OF ROUGHLY $2400 TO BE A PART OF THAT. IS THAT THE RIGHT NUMBER?

>> ANALYZED THAT IS ABOUT RIGHT. >> BUT I DON'T THINK THE ASK IS THROUGH NOVEMBER. I THINK THE ASKS A RECURING

ANNUAL COMMITMENT. >> AND IT COULD BE MAYOR THAT A PORTION OF THAT WOULD BE FUNDED WITH SOME OF THE FUNDS AND THOSE ARE THE DETAILS THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON GIVEN DIRECTION COUNCIL. WE DID NOT GO THROUGH A VERY DETAILED CONVERSATION AT ALL BEFORE BRINGING THIS TO YOU TO GET YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE CONCEPT.

>> THE WE HAVE TWO BIG FOOD PANTRIES IN TOWN.

WE HAVE LIFE MESSAGE WHICH IS SERVICES A LARGE NUMBER OF ROUGH LET RESIDENTS AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITY AND THEN WE HAVE FIRST CHRISTIAN THAT IS ALSO SUPPORTED BY THE METHODIST CHURCH AND I'M SURE OTHER ORGANIZATIONS TOO AND BOTH ARE PHYSICALLY IN ROWLETT SO ITSELF THINK WE NEED TO BE COGNIZANT AND CONSIDER OF THAT ALSO. COUNCIL, OTHER THOUGHTS?

>> I WOULD AGREE WITH THAT. >> A QUESTION MARK.

YOU SAID THEY DO A FOOD DROP. WHERE DO THEY DROP?

>> IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE THE THEY ARE SEARCHING FOR MULTIPLE DROP SITES. THEY HAVE NOT DETERMINED EXACTLY WHERE THOSE WOULD BE AND THAT I WOULD I THINK PART OF THE DISCUSSION IF WE CHOSE TO MOVE FORWARD.

WE COULD PUSH FOR A DROP SITE INSIDE THE CITY ROWLETT & IS TO ANSWER THE QUESTION MORE SPECIFICALLY MAYOR YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. THIS WOULD BE FOR AN ANNUAL AGREEMENT. WHATEVER PORTION OF THAT YEAR 7 WOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR CARES ACT FUNDING WOULD BE FUNDED THROUGH THAT MECHANISM FOR THE 6250 WOULD BE FOR A 12 MONTH PERIOD.

>> WE'VE GOT SOME BIG QUESTIONS TO ANSWER TONIGHT.

WE NEED TO GET TO OUR BIGGER QUESTIONS IF EVERYBODY IS OKAY

WITH THAT. >> SURE.

>> ONE MORE QUESTION, MARK. THEY DO IT MONTHLY --

>> THEY DO THEM ONCE A WEEK. >> HOW MANY FAMILIES WORTH OF

FOOD ARE THEY DROPPING? >> I DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER TO

THAT. >> WHAT WAS THE 19 THAT I HEARD?

>> THE REMAINING WEEKS THROUGH THE PROGRAM.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU.

THAT IS SOME MORE QUESTIONS YOU'VE GOT TO ASK THEM.

>> OKAY. SO COUNCIL, WE'RE STILL ON QUESTION NUMBER ONE. ANY OTHER AREAS YOU WANT TO

CONSIDER? >> NO.

MAYOR. QUESTION NUMBER TWO.

WE CANNOT SEE IT ON THE SCREEN SO TELL US.

>> CONSENSUS FROM COUNCIL TO PARTICIPATE IN ROUND THREE OF THE DALLAS COUNTY EMERGENCY BUSINESS ASANAS PROGRAM AND IF YES THE CITY WILL BE REQUIRED TO USE DALLAS COUNTY REQUIREMENTS.

ALSO WHETHER IT MUST BE SIGNED AND SUBMITTED BY TOMORROW AND WE HAVE TO -- PROVIDE A NUMBER THAT WE WANT TO PUT IN THE ROUND.

>> IT'S A MAXIMUM. $50,000.

DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH OF THAT IT'S GOING TO COME OUT ON AVERAGE AND WE DON'T HAVE THE TOTAL NUMBER OF APPLICANTS FOR ROUND TWO AND THE TOTAL FROM ROUND ONE WHO WERE ASKED TO SUBMIT A FULL APPLICATION AND WERE NOT SELECTED.

DUE TO INELIGIBILITY. SO THERE IS A LOT OF INFORMATION REGARDING HOW MANY BUSINESSES ARE GOING TO BE LEFT OVER FROM

ROUNDS ONE AND TWO. >> AT THIS RATE I THINK BECAUSE THEY ARE GETTING SMART ERAS THEY GO -- WE MIGHT GET ROUND THREE

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FUNDING BEFORE WE GET ROUND TWO FUNDING.

I WOULD BE IN FAVOR OF GETTING AS MUCH FUNDING AS WE CAN GET.

AND THEN WE'LL HAVE IT IN THE BUCKET AND WE CAN FIGHT FOR THE

REST LATER. >> AND THIS IS ONLY FOR DALLAS

COUNTY BUSINESSES. >> SO WHAT YOU'RE SAYINGS THAT IF THE CITY USES ITS CARES ACT MONEY FOR DALLAS COUNTY ONLY DALLAS -- IF WE GO WITH THE DALLAS COUNTY PROGRAM IT WILL ONLY BE FOR DALLAS COUNTY BUSINESSES.

MONEY FOR ROCKWALL COUNTY BUSINESSES IF IT'S OUR OWN

PROGRAM. >> WHICH IS WHAT WE APPLIED FOR IN ROUND TWO WHICH WE HAVE NOT APPROVED YET.

>> ROUND TWO IS THEIR PROGRAM. WE HAVE -- YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT ROUND TWO OF ROBUST. HE IS TALKING ABOUT ROUND ONE, TWO AND THREE OF THE DALLES COUNTY PROGRAMS.

>> THE OPPORTUNITY IS THAT DALLAS COUNTY WILL MANAGE THE PROGRAM IF WE WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN IT.

BUT IF WE DO WE HAVE TO FOLLOW THEIR CRITERIA.

IF WE RUN IT OURSELVES WE DON'T HAVE TO USE THEIR CRITERIA WE CAN CHANGE IT UP AND THAT WOULD BE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR DALLAS COUNTY AND ROCKWALL COUNTY BUSINESSES.

>> BUT WE CAN PARTICIPATE IN ROUND THREE FOR DALLAS COUNTY BUSINESSES AND HAVE OUR OWN PROGRAM.

I WANT TO BE CAREFUL. THERE IS A LOT OF ADMINISTRATION WITH THESE PROGRAMS. 7 SO I'M GOING TO GO TO THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE THEIR HAND UP. BLAKE.

>> I DON'T KNOW WHY IT'S UP. >> MARTHA.

>> YES. SO MY QUESTION IS DO WE HAVE A LIMITED AMOUNT HAVE MONEY THAT IS LEFT TO BE ABLE TO DISTRIBUTE TO THE BUSINESSES AND IS OUR CHOICE TONIGHT WHETHER HOW MUCH DO WE WANT DALLAS TO ADD AT ANY RATE -- ADD AT ANY RATE AND HOW MUCH -- SO THAT WE CAN INCLUDE OUR DALLAS COUNTY AND ROCKWELL WITH THE BUSINESSES. DOES THAT SUM THAT UP.

>> YES. ONE OF THE CHALLENGES IS THAT WE'RE SPLIT INTO DIFFERENT COUNTIES.

SO IF WE PROVIDE $500,000 TO THE DALLAS COUNTY PROGRAM THAT MAY ONLY FUND 10 BUSINESSES. WHEREAS IF WE WERE TO PURSUE OUR OWN PROGRAM WITH THE MAX OF 20 WE COULD PROVIDE MANY MORE.

IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO DETERMINE HOW WE WANT TO SPLIT THIS FUNDING AND KEEP IN MIND THAT DALLAS COUNTY BUSINESSES HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITY RECEIVE FUNDING THROUGH ROUNDS ONE AND TWO.

>> SO YOU MENTIONED EARLIER THAT ALLEN AND FRISCO AND MCKINNEY AND MAYBE GARLAND I CAN'T REMEMBER NOW.

WERE USING THE SAME ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE PROGRAM.

WAS THAT THE THE INDIVIDUAL ASANAS PROGRAM?

>> -- ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. >> IS THAT THE BUSINESS OR

INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. >> BUSINESS PROGRAM.

>> SO WE COULD CONTRACT AND HAVE IT CITYWIDE AND PAY ADMINISTRATION COSTS -- COMPARABLE TO WHAT WE WOULD PAY FOR ROUND THREE. YES.

IT WOULD BE ABOUT THE SAME AS WHAT WE WOULD PAY FOR ROUND THREE. THE ADMINISTRATION COSTS IS

GOING TO BE ROUGHLY THE SAME. >> OKAY.

SO IF WE HAVE OUR OWN PROGRAM WE COULD HIRE THE THIRD PARTY CONTRACTOR. WE COULD DETERMINE OUR PROGRAM PARAMETERS. WE COULD MAKE IT CITYWIDE EVEN THOUGH IT'S DALLAS COUNTY -- MORE BUSINESSES AND BE MORE FAIR TO OUR ENTIRE CITY ON THE PROGRAM PARAMETERS. AM I MISSING ANYTHING?

>> ANONYMOUS. -- NO, MA'AM.

>> RUNNING OUR OWN PROGRAM WOULD BE LESS RESTRICTIVE -- SO I'LL

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GO BACK TO MY QUESTION -- WHAT WOULD BE THE DOWNSIDE TO US RUNG

OUR OWN PROGRAM? >> ADMINISTRATION.

>> BUT IF WE HIRE ONE OF THE DALLAS COUNTY CONTRACTORS TO DO THAT ADMINISTRATION AND DALLAS COUNTY IS GOING TO CHARGE US THE SAME AMOUNT WHETHER THEY ARE PAYING THAT ADD -- ADMINISTRATOR OR WE ARE DIRECTLY I THINK IT WOULD BE LESS RESTRICTIVE TO RUN OUR OWN PROGRAM. WE WOULD BE ABLE TO HELP MORE BUSINESSES AND WE COULD ALSO HELP ROCKWALL COUNTY BUSINESSES.

>> THE DIFFERENCE IS THERE IS STILL GOING TO BE INTERNAL ADMINISTRATIVE COST. WE'VE GOT TO HIRE.

WE'VE GOT TO MANAGE THE THIRD PARTY CONTRACTOR.

IF WE JUST CONTRIBUTE FUNDS TO THE DALLAS COUNTY PROGRAM FOR ROUND THREE THAT IS ALL WE'RE DOING.

THE PROGRAM PARAMETERS ARE SET. THERE IS NOBODY INTERNALLY THAT HAS TO MANAGE THAT. SO I DO THINK THERE ARE ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS AND EFFORT THAN WE HAVE IF WE DO

OUR OWN FUNDING. >> IS THIS REIMBURSABLE US TO AS

A CITY? >> ANYTHING THAT IS DIRECTLY RELATED COST CAN COME OUT OF THE CARES FUNDING.

YOU'VE GOT TO FIND THE TIME AND THE PEOPLE.

>> ED, DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH THOSE CITIES ARE PAYING FOR M

BC? >> I DON'T.

WE HAVE A CAP AT LEAST AND I DON'T -- DALLAS COUNTY SET A 10%

CAP ON THE ADMINISTRATIVE COST. >> THAT IS SO LOW.

>> WE CANNOT HEAR YOU. >> THAT CAP IS ON THE WHOLE 3.4%. SO THAT IS 10% OF THAT.

>> IF WE DID A MILLION DOLLARS FOR BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WE WOULD ONLY BE ABLE TO USE $100,000.

FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS AND $900,000 FOR ASSISTANCE THAT WE

COULD PROVIDE. >> SO OBVIOUSLY -- THEY'VE HAD THEIR PROGRAM PARAMETERS APPROVED.

>> THEY ARE NOT THROUGH THE DALLES COUNTY PROGRAM.

>> I DON'T KNOW IF GARLAND'S PROGRAM HAS BEEN APPROVED.

>> ED, WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND? >> I THINK FOR EQUITY IT WOULD BE RUNNING ON PROGRAM. AND TO TRY TO ASSIST MORE BUSINESSES THAT WOULD HAVE TO BE THROUGH OUR PROGRAM.

A LOT OF EQUITY ISSUES 23 WE TRY TO PUSH FUNDING FOR DALLAS COUNTY AND TRY TO MATCH THROUGH ROCKWALL COUNTY.

ADMINISTRATIVELY I THINK THE BEST ROUTE WOULD BE THROUGH DALLAS COUNTY AND THEN US ADMINISTER A SMALLER PROGRAM FOR

ROCKWALL. >> SO WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND?

>> I GOT ALL OF IN A. >> -- I GOT ALL OF THAT.

>> YOU JUST HAD A HEAVY SIGH. >> I KNOW THAT WE'RE GIVING IN TO. I WILL TELL YOU THAT I KNOW JIM WAS KIND OF CONCERNED ABOUT THE TIMING OF GETTING OUR PROGRAM UP AND GETTING THE HELP BUT ON THE OTHER HAND THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE STARTING THE THIRD ROUND ALL THAT QUICKLY SO THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WE COULD BUILD UP TO.

THE ONE THING THAT I WOULD SAY IS THAT WE STILL AND I BELIEVE DALLAS COUNTY WILL BE A LITTL MORE ABLE TO HELP US BUT WE'RE STILL GOING TO HAVE TO VERIFY HOW MUCH FUNDING THEY GOT BEFORE WE STILL HAVE TO SOLVE THAT ISSUE BECAUSE IF WE END UP OVER PAYING THEM AND THEY'VE ALREADY GOTTEN MONEY FROM PPE OR WHATEVER WE'VE GOT TO BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT THAT.

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>> AND WHAT I WOULD SUGGEST IF WE DO DECIDE TO DO OUR OWN PROGRAM INSTEAD OF CONTRIBUTING TO ROUND THREE IS THAT WE HIRE SOMEBODY INTERNALLY. THERE ARE LOTS OF FINANCE PEOPLE LOOKING FOR JOBS. IT WILL BE 100% REIMBURSABLE BY THE CARES FUND. I'M TALKING ABOUT ANOTHER PERSON TO MANAGE THIS PROGRAM TO MANAGE IT INTERNALLY.

>> IT'S NOT A BAD IDEA, TAMMY. I LIKE THAT.

>> OTHERWISE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE BUILD ED AN APARTMENT.

>> SO DISCUSS WHAT THE QUESTION IS AGAIN ED.

3 AND SEE IF WE HAVE AN ANSWER. >> DOES CITY COUNCIL WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN ROUND THREE AND IF YES HOW MUCH FUNDING DO WE WANT TO ALLOCATE FOR ROUND THREE?

>> THE ANSWER IS NO. WE WANT TO DO OUR OWN PROGRAM.

IS THAT COUNCIL? I'M NOT SEEING WHAT YOU'RE

SAYING. >> YES.

I'M -- THE.

TO BE ABLE TO DO IT. GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT TO GET OUR PROGRAM FUNDED. AND WHAT JUST SAID I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG IT'S GOING TO TAKE. WHAT ARE WE DOING? BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT REALLY NEED HELP.

I'M STARTING TO GET E-MAILS AND CALLS SAYING I THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO FUND THE SECOND ROUND AND ALL I CAN SAY WE'RE WAITING ON DALLAS COUNTY. CALL JJ.

CALL THE COUNTY COMMISSIONER. IF THEY ARE ABLE TO GET SOME OUT THEN WE WILL WORK ROCKWALL COUNTY.

WHICH IS WHY I'M ULTIMATELY FOR NOT PUTTING IN FOR ROUND THREE.

BUT WE'VE GOT TO PUT PRESSURE ON THEM BECAUSE PEOPLE NEED THIS

MONEY. >> YEAH.

>> SO PAM. YOU'RE IN FAVOR OF NOT DOING ROUND THREE. DOING OUR OWN PROGRAM?

>> YOU'RE SAYING YES. MARTHA, YES.

BLAKE. OKAY.

SO THAT PROBABLY ANSWERED ANOTHER QUESTION OF YOURS.

>> IT TOOK US ABOUT ROUGHLY A WEEK TO PUT THE ROBUST GRANT TOGETHER FOR BRINGING IT TO COUNCIL.

SO DEPENDING ON HOW WE HANDLE IT FOR THIS WE MAY BE ABLE TO DO IT

WITHIN A WEEK OR TWO. >> I THINK WE NEED TO CONVENE THAT SAME GROUP TO COME UP WITH SUGGESTED PROGRAM PARAMETERS AND GET IT TO DALLAS COUNTY QUICKLY. AND WHO'S IN CHARGE OF THAT GROUP? THAT IS WHAT I THOUGHT.

THAT WOULD BE WHITNEY FOR THOSE WHO DIDN'T SEE.

OKAY. ED, WHAT IS NEXT?

>> I DO WANT TO AGAIN BRING UP THE SBA/PPE PROGRAM.

THE BUSINESS AND THE CITY THAT NEEDS ASSISTANCE NEEDS TO PURSUE THAT. BECAUSE YOU COULD GET MORE THAN ANY PROGRAM. THE AMOUNT OF MONEY WE HAVE AVAILABLE BUT COMPARED TO THE FEDERAL PROGRAMS THERE IS MORE

OUT THERE. >> MICHAEL GALLOPS CAN YOU HELP

US GET THAT WORD OUT? >> YES.

>> AND I KNOW YOU DON'T HAVE A VOTE BUT ARE YOU COMFORTABLE

WITH WHAT HAS BEEN SAID SO FAR? >> YES.

>> IS JIM ON THE PHONE? JIM?

>> YES, MAYOR. >> ARE YOU COMFORTABLE WITH WHAT

WE'RE DOING SO FAR. >> THE TIMING ISSUE AND MAKING SURE THAT WE MOVE TO THE POINT THAT MATT AND WHITNEY AND SOME OF THE OTHERS HAVE BROUGHT UP BEFORE.

>> AND MICHAEL AND JIM, SPEAK UP IF WE'RE GETTING OFF WHERE YOU

THINK WE NEED TO BE, PLEASE. >> JUST AGREEING WITH JIM.

WE NEED TO MOVE QUICKLY. >> ALL RIGHT.

WHAT ELSE, ED? >> JUST AN ANSWER TO NUMBER

THREE. >> WE DON'T HAVE THEM ALL

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MEMORIZED, ED. OKAY THE OTHER QUESTION IS THE PROGRAM CRITERIA BUT IF COUNCILMEMBER LANDING IS GOING TO WORK ON THAT WE'LL SKIP QUESTION.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO RECOMMEND MAYOR THAT IS IT THE CITY IS GOING TO HAVE OUR OWN PROGRAM THEN WE INCREASE THE AMOUNT FROM THE FIRST ROBUST GRANT. I THINK THAT WOULD BE GOOD IF WE

COULD DO THAT. >> AND I AGREE WITH THAT.

>> AND WHAT WE'VE GOT IS WHAT WE SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT IS THE ALLOCATION. WE SAID 25% RESERVE.

25% FOR COSTS. 25% FOR BUSINESS AND 25% FOR

INDIVIDUAL. >> THAT IS CORRECT, MAYOR.

>> IF EVERYBODY IS STILL COMFORTABLE WITH THAT THEN THAT IS THE PROGRAM THE DOLLARS THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT, WHITNEY AND COMPANY CAN GO OFF AND FIGURE OUT WHAT MAKES SENSE FROM THE CEILING STANDPOINT. AS A PROPOSAL.

SO I WANT TO OPEN UP THE QUESTION -- ARE WE STILL

COMFORTABLE WITH 25, 25, 25, 25? >> ARE WE INCLUDING NONPROFIT?

>> I BELIEVE WE WERE. >> DO WE WANT TO SPLIT THAT OUT? WE HAVE TO PROVIDE ONE OF THE ITEMS THAT DALLAS COUNTY IS WAITING FOR IS AN EXACT NUMBER THAT WE WANT TO ALLOCATE FOR

NONPROFIT ASSISTANCE. >> ANYTHING ELSE THAT THEY ARE WAITING FOR US ON BY YELL AT THEM FOR NOT GIVING US AN AN

ANSWER. >> SOME PROGRAMIC QUESTIONS THAT COULD NOT BE ANSWERED UNTIL TONIGHT.

>> WHAT IS 25% DOLLAR WISE. >> $850,000.

>> IF WE CAN GO BACK TO THE SECOND TO LAST SLIDE.

>> $812,240. >> WHERE ARE YOU SEEING THAT?

>> AT THE TOP OF THE SLIDE. >> SORRY.

SO THE TOTAL DALLAS COUNTY FUNDING IS $3.2 MILLION.

DO WE REALLY NEED THE 25% ALLOCATED TO EXPENSES?

>> YES, MAYOR. BASED ON THE CURRENT PROJECTIONS AND THERE ARE REI WOULD BURRSMEANT THAT I'M NOT

INCLUDING IN THE PROGRAM. >> SHOULD STILL NEED THAT 25%.

>> YES. >> OKAY.

>> DID YOU WANT TO HIRE A FULL-TIME PERSON.

I THINK WE'LL NEED IT ALL. >> EXACTLY.

>> SO I KNOW I ASKED THIS QUESTION IF WE'RE STILL COMFORTABLE. $812,000 IS NOT MUCH TO ALLOCATE

TO OUR BUSINESS ROUND THREE. >> MAYOR, CAN I MAKE THIS CLARIFICATION. WILL WE SET ASIDE THESE ORIGINAL BLOCKS OF 25% WE SAID TO ASSIST INDIVIDUALS AND SMALL BUSINESSES AND NONPROFITS FOR IN TWO DISTRIBUTIONS.

THAT IS 50% AND THEN TO RESERVE 25% IN CASE THERE WAS A SECOND SURGE OR ANOTHER NEED. SO MY POINT IS IT WAS NOT 25% BUSINESS. 25% INDIVIDUAL.

COUNCIL CAN STILL MAKE THOSE DECISIONS IN TERMS OF ALLOCATION. SO YOU CAN ALLOCATE AS MUCH OR

AS LITTLE. >> I DIDN'T REALIZE THE FIRST

AND SECOND IS THE SAME THING. >> I APOLOGIZE IF I MISS UNDERSTOOD THAT. I WAS GOING OFF THE VIDEO.

I APOLOGIZE. >> COUNCIL, WHAT ARE YOU REMEMBERING? LET'S GET OFF THE SIDE SHOW FOR

A SECOND, GUYS. >> I THOUGHT WE DID 25% INDIVIDUAL, 25% BUSINESS AND 25% ASSISTANCE AND 25% RESERVES.

>> IT WAS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FOR THE ONE THAT'S DIDN'T GET

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FINISHED AND IT WAS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF $400,000 IS TO $500,000 AND THAT WOULD HAVE LEFT A LITTLE BIT EXTRA.

SO THAT IS WHAT I WAS REMEMBERING.

>> WE HAVE NOT TALKED ABOUT INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE IN THIS MEETING YET. I'M HAVING A HARD TIME COMING TO ANY KIND OF CLOWNS UNTIL WE TALK ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE

PIECE. >> JUST EVERYTHING.

>> SO, AGAIN WHAT WAS DALLAS COUNTY DOING AND --

11? >> GO BACK TO THE CHART.

THE COMPARISON BETWEEN DALLAS COUNTY.

>> THERE YOU GO. >> THE GENERAL PARAMETERS OF THE PROGRAM: THERE ARE A FEW SMALLER THINGS.

WHERE WE CAN IRON OUT AND COME BACK TO COUNCIL WILL ABOUT THESE ARE THE BIG COMPONENTS THAT ARE DIFFERENT.

AND THAT IS THE AMOUNT OF FUNDING.

POPULATION'S TARGETED. AND ANY OTHER RESTRICTIONS BASED ON RESIDENCY AND/OR OTHER ASSISTANCE BEING PROVIDED TO A

HOUSEHOLD. >> AND AGAIN THIS IS ONLY DALLAS COUNTY ROWLETT RESIDENTS? FOR DALLAS COUNTY -- IT'S ONLY DALLAS COUNTY ROWLETT RESIDENTS.

>> THEY RECEIVE STACKS,LY LESS FROM THE STATE.

THEY ONLY RECEIVE.

MONEY AVAILABLE TO THE COUNTY IS VERY, VERY LOW.

THAT WOULD BE MY GUESS. >> AND THERE ARE NO PROGRAMS THAT ARE BEING ROLLED OUT FOR ROCKWALL COUNTY RESIDENTS OR BUSINESSES? IS THAT CORRECT?

>> ON THE CALLS THAT I'VE BEEN ON I THINK EACH CITY IS MAKING THOSE DECISIONS FOR THEMSELVES WITH THEIR FUNDS FROM TDEM BUT I DON'T THINK THE COUNTY IS RUNNING THAT KIND OF A PROGRAM BASED ON OUR CALLS. MAYOR, ONE OTHER POINT IS JUST FOR KIND OF CLARIFICATION MAYBE TO SALT THE GROUND TO SPEAK FOR THE DISCUSSION. IF WE WERE TO PROVIDE SAY THE $1500 MONTHLY MAXIMUM ASSISTANCE EVEN IF WE DO THREE MONTHS THAT IS STILL AT THE 25% OF THE TOTAL ALLOCATION THAT WOULD BE ABOUT

180 FAMILIES. >> AM I MISSING SOMETHING? I THOUGHT WE HAD DISCUSSED SOME OF THE PARAMETERS.

USING THE ROBUST STANDARDS AND KEEPING THAT THE SAME AND THEN I REMEMBER WE HAD TALKED ABOUT THE 1500 AND IT MIGHT HAD BEEN MORE AND IT WAS 1200 TODAYS MORTGAGE AND RENT AND WE BACK AND FORTH.

THAT IS CDBG FUNDING. SO THE QUESTION IS AND WE ALL INDICATED $50,000. SO THE QUESTION IS DO WE WANT TO ALLOCATE SOME CARES FUNDING TO INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT DALLAS COUNTY IS OFFERING TO OUR DALLAS COUNTY

RESIDENTS? >> AND LET ME SAY THIS.

AT THE TIME THAT WE HAD THIS DISCUSSION IN JUNE THERE WAS STILL SO MUCH UP IN IT AIR THAT WE HAVE JUST IN RECENT WEEKS GOTTEN MORE CLARIFICATION ON AT LEAST OUT OF THE CARS MONEY I

MEAN. >> AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT BRIAN OR ED SAID IN THIS MEETING THAT MAY HAVE GOTTEN BY A COUPLE OF PEOPLE IS THAT WE CANNOT USE CARES FUNDING FOR OUR OWN BENEFIT. SO THE CBDG FUNDS THAT WE PROVIDED TO THE SALVATION ARMY TO FUND UTILITY AND RENT AND MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE DUE TO COVID PROBLEMS WE COULD NOT DO THE

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SAME PROGRAM WITH THESE FUND BECAUSE WE CANNOT PAY OURSELVES

WATER BILLS WITH CARE FUNDS. >> BUT THEY COULD PAY OTHER

UTILITIES. >> YES.

JUST NOT GAS OR WATER. >> SO A COUPLE OF BIG PARAMETERS IS DO WE WANT TO STICK WITH WHAT DALLAS COUNTY IS USING IN TERMS OF AMI OR LIKE SUGGESTED BY GARLAND WHICH IS 120% OF AMI AND THEN HOW MUCH WE WOULD ASSIST THEM UP TOP A MAXIMUM AND MATT WAS RIGHT. PART OF THE ORIGINAL DISCUSSION WAS SALVATION ARMY. WE THAT HAD DISCUSSION OF INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE PER MONTH BUT IT'S FEWER FAMILIES THAT WE WERE GOING TO BE ABLE TO HELP WITH THAT.

>> HOW MANY OF OUR FAMILIES ARE OUT THERE GETTING THE ASSISTANCE FROM OUR PROGRAM THAT WE ALREADY HAVE IN PLACE? I'M NOT HEARING A HUGE NEED THAT IS NOT BEING FULFILLED IN REGARDS TO INDIVIDUAL RENT, MORTGAGE AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE LIKE I AM HEARING THE NEED FOR ARE THE BUSINESS ASSISTANCE BUT I COULD BE OUT OF THE LOOP. BUT WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH THE SALVATION ARMY SERVICING OUR PROGRAM THAT WE'VE ALREADY FUNDED AND DO WE HAVE THE DEMAND OUT THERE FOR THIS?

>> AND IF WE DON'T KNOW THAT ANSWER I DON'T KNOW HOW WE HAVE

THIS DISCUSSION RIGHT NOW. >> I AGREE WITH YOU, THERE.

WE NEED TO FIND OUT IF THAT PROGRAM IS BEING EXHAUSTED OR IF THEY'VE GOT MORE CLIENTS THAN THEY CAN TAKE CARE OF AND I ALSO THINK THAT IF WE DO THIS I THINK WE SHOULD RAISE THAT INCOME CAP BECAUSE WE JUST HAVE A MORE PROSPEROUS COMMUNITY THAN ALL OF DALLAS COUNTY. AND SO IF THIS ASSISTANCE IS INCOME BASED THEN I THINK WE NEED TO CONSIDER THE AMI ROWLETT SO I WOULD RECOMMEND RAISING THAT INCOME CAP IF WE DO THIS.

>> I DON'T DISAGREE WITH YOU BUT PRACTICALLY THAT IS VERY DIFFICULT. I KNOW THE SALVATION ARMY IS PROBABLY MAXED OUT ON THEIR ASSISTANCE.

WE WOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH A DIFFERENT SERVICE PROVIDER.

BECAUSE WE CANNOT HAVE A SITUATION WHERE SALVATION ARMY HAS THIS BUCKET OF MONEY WITH THESE PARAMETERS AND THIS BUCKET OF MONEY WITH THESE PARAMETERS. THIS COULD GET REALLY

COMPLICATED. >> SO IS GARLAND MANAGING THEIR

OWN PROGRAM? >> ROWLETT IS CONTRIBUTING WITH

CATHOLIC CHARITIES. >> AND WE'VE BEEN THERE DONE

THAT. >> YEAH, WE HAVE.

GOOD POINT, TAMMY. >> IT'S JUST TOUGH.

I DON'T HAVE ANY IDEA HOW TO MAKE THIS PART OF THE DECISION WITHOUT MORE INFORMATION. DOES ANYONE KNOW OR HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT WHERE WE ARE AT ON THE PROGRAM THAT WE'VE ALREADY FUNDED FOR RESIDENTIAL -- ASSISTANCE.

>> I HAD SENT SHELLEY AN E-MAIL AND SHE HAS NOT RESPONDED SO I

DON'T HAVE IT. >> CURRENTLY I DON'T HAVE THAT DATA. WE HAVE RECORDING EVERY FEW WEEKS SO WE SHOULD HAVE DATA BY THE END OF THE WEEK. WE'VE BEEN TALKING TO THEM ABOUT GETTING US SOME DATA SO WE CAN GO AHEAD AND INPUT SOME DATA WITH CDBG. I'LL LOOK INTO IT FIRST THING

TOMORROW. >> IN MY OPINION WE KEEP REFERRING OUR RESIDENTS TO THE DALLAS COUNTY PROGRAM UNTIL WE KNOW MORE. BUT I'M ABSOLUTELY OPEN TO OTHER

SUGGESTION, Y'ALL. >> IT'S HARD TO THINK HOW MUCH YOU WOULD WANT TO PUT TOWARDS THE INDIVIDUALS AND NOW I NOSE IF YOU THINK IT'S POSSIBLE THAT WE COULD GIVE MORE MONEY TO LIFE MESSAGE AND SOME OF OUR OTHER GROUPS BECAUSE SOUNDS LIKE I HEARD YOU SAY THAT IS SOMETHING THAT IS DOABLE AND THAT COULD CHANGE THE EQUATION A LITTLE BIT AS WELL.

>> AND REMEMBER WE STILL HAVE CDBG FUNDS THAT WE CAN ADD TO SALVATION ARMY FOR ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE.

>> LIFE MESSAGE DOESN'T DO RENT OR UTILITIES SO WE HAVE TO

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CONSIDER THAT TOO. >> I THINK WE SHOULD HOLD OFF ON INDIVIDUAL STUFF UNTIL WE FIGURE OUT WHAT THE SALVATION ARMY IS DOING WITH THE CURRENT ALLOCATION.

BECAUSE IF YOU ALSO REMEMBER WE HAD INITIALLY OFFERED THEM MORE FUNDS AND THEY SAID NO AND THEN THEY CAME BACK AND SAID YES.

SO I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE ANOTHER DISCUSSION WITH THEM AS TO WHAT THAT MIGHT LOOK LIKE. AND I THINK THAT I WOULD LIKE TO INCREASE THE BUSINESS ALLIANCE TO 33% OF THE OVER-ALL AMOUNT WHICH WOULD BE JUST OVER A MILLION DOLLARS.

IF WE DID THAT AND WE DID THE BUSINESSES AT $30,000 A PIECE THAT WOULD GIVE US 57 BUSINESSES AND THAT IS A PRETTY GOOD CHUNK.

AND I THINK THAT DECISION NEEDS TO BE MADE PRETTY QUICK BECAUSE WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO DEVELOP THOSE GUIDELINES AND SEND THAT INTO THE COUNTY IDEALLY THIS WEEK.

SO THAT WE'RE NOT BE LABORING THAT THROUGH AUGUST FOR WHEN WE THINK THAT PHASE III IS GOING TO HIT.

BECAUSE THERE IS NO BASED ON THEIR HISTORY THERE IS NO TELLING WHEN WE'RE GOING TO GET AN ANSWER BACK FROM THEM.

AND THAT'S AN ISSUE. >> WE HAVE THE ROBUST GRANT PARAMETERS TO THEM SO IF WE CHANGE THAT THEN WE JUST CONFUSE THINGS EVEN MORE. RIGHT?

>> WELL, THIS I MEAN ED CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, THE ONLY THING WE'VE SUBMITTED IS THE NONPROFIT ROBUST PIECE.

>> $100,000. >> RIGHT.

>> OKAY. SO IT WOULD BE A THIRDED PROGRAM

THAT WE'VE PRESENTED TO THEM. >> RIGHT.

>> I'M WITH YOU, MAYOR THAT I DON'T KNOW THAT WE CAN FIGURE OUT WHAT THE RIGHT EQUATION IS FOR THE INDIVIDUAL PIECE BECAUSE I DON'T THINK WE HAVE ALL OF THE PIECES OF THE PUZZLE YET.

>> SO CAN WE GET OFF THIS SLIDE IF EVERYBODY IS OKAY WITH THAT, LAURA. SO WE HAVE A PROPOSAL ON THE TABLE TO CHANGE THE 25, 25, 25, 25 ALLOCATION TO 33% FOR BUSINESSES AND PROBABLY TAKE THAT FROM THE INDIVIDUAL AT THIS POINT IN TIME ALLOCATION. IS THAT WHAT I'M HEARING?

>> YEAH. >> BUT LEAVE THE 25% RESERVE AND

25% EXPENSES AS IS. >> I'M COMFORTABLE WITH THAT.

WE HAD A LOT OF BUSINESSES THAT HAD NOT RECEIVED ASSISTANCE THAT NEED IT. AND WE KNOW THAT.

>> ED, DO YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS. INCLUDING THE NONPROFITS IN THAT 33%. WE COULD ALLOCATE MORE IF WE DECIDED WEST DON'T NEED MONEY FOR THE INDIVIDUAL ASANAS.

>> AND A FOLLOW-UP TO THAT IF WE NEEDED TO ADD MORE TO THAT PIE

THEN WE COULD. >> THERE WOULD BE 17% CURRENTLY ALLOCATED TO INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE.

33 TO BUSINESS AND NONPROFITS. 25% TO EXPENSES AND 25% RES THE LAST THING IS WE GET TO THE ENDS AND WE HAVE NOT USED ALL OF THE

MONEY. >> THAT IS THE RISK.

THAT IS A LOT OF MONEY TO SPEND IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS AND WE

NEED TO GET IT OUT THE DOOR. >> ALREADY JULY 20TH.

>> I DON'T KNOW WHERE WE WERE AT IN THE MEETING.

SOMEBODY WANT TO TELL US. ED?

>> I JUST DON'T HAVE THE QUESTION REGARDING HOW MUCH WE'RE GOING TO ALLOCATE TO NONPROFITS? DO YOU WANT ME TO PULL BACK ON THAT PROPOSAL FOR NOW?

>> THAT WOULD BE MY RECOMMENDATION AND WE COULD REVAMP IT THIS WEEK ALONG WITH THE BUSINESS PIECE AND INCLUDE IT AS ONE NEW PROPOSAL TO DALLAS COUNTY.

>> WHEN YOU WERE DESCRIBING YOUR RECOMMENDATION DID YOU PUT A DIFFERENT CAP ON THE INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE PER BUSINESS BECAUSE WE STILL NEED THAT PIECE I THINK.

I DIDN'T HEAR IF YOU DID SAY THAT?

>> I MADE A SUGGESTION THAT THAT SMALLER GROUP GO OFF AND FIGURE

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THAT OUT THIS WEEK. >> RIGHT.

BUT I WAS TRYING TO LISTEN WHAT WHITNEY SAID AND I DIDN'T RECALL

HEARING THAT. >> RIGHT.

I SAID THAT JUST DOING SOME PRELIMINARY NUMBERS IF WE LOOK AROUND THE $33,000 MARK THAT WOULD EQUATE TO ABOUT 57

BUSINESSES. >> OKAY.

WHEN YOU SAID THE 33 I THOUGHT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT THE PERCENTAGE OF THE ALLOCATION. NOW I GOT IT.

THANK YOU. >> TALKING ABOUT THE PERCENTAGE

OF THE ALLOCATION TOO. >> RIGHT.

THE 33% IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF THE ALLOCATION.

AND WHAT I DON'T WANT TO DO IS PUT US IN A BOX YET AS FAR AS MUCH THE MAXIMUM DISTRIBUTIONS PER AWARD? THAT IS SOMETHING IS THAT WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THIS WEEK AND FIGURE THAT OUT. BUT MAXIMUM -- HOW BIG THAT BUCKET IS WILL BE 33% OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT.

>> AND IF SOMEBODY ALREADY RECEIVED A ROBUST GROUND OF $10,000 OR LESS THEY COULD APPLY FOR UP TO WHATEVER YOUR NEW MAX IS LESS WHAT THEY'VE ALREADY RECEIVED?

>> YES. FINE WITH THAT.

>> LET ME ASK THIS QUESTION BECAUSE IN TERMS OF EXPEDITING THE PAPERWORK TO DALLAS COUNTY WITHOUT HAVING TO HAVE SCHEDULE ANOTHER MEETING BETWEEN NOW AND WHENEVER ARE WE COMFORTABLE WITH TRYING TO PUT A RANGE LET'S SAY THE GROUP CAME BACK AND SAID WE WOULD LIKE THAT NUMBER TO BE 25 OR 30 OR WHATEVER ARE WE OKAY WITH SAYING NOW IF YOU COME BACK WITH 50 MAYBE YOU'VE GOT TO COME BACK WITH COUNCIL TO GET THEM TO AGREE WITH THAT BUT IF THEY COME BACK WITH 25 OR 30 COUNCIL HAS ALREADY AGREED WITH THAT.

>> WHITNEY IS KIND OF OVER STATING HOW MANY WE CAN HELP.

SO I WOULD BE A LITTLE BIT HESITANT TO GO THAT HIGH.

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT MORE AT 20-25 MAX BUT THAT IS JUST ME

TALKING. >> I CERTAINLY DON'T THINK WE

CAN AFFORD 50 FOR SURE. >> IT'S JUST PUTTING A FINGER IN

A DYKE RIGHT NOW. >> I LIKE 25.

I DON'T KNOW WHY. >> THAT IS A GOOD ROUND FIGURE.

>> SO WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT GOING OFF AND FIGURING IT OUT ABOUT NO MIER THAN 25 CEILING PER BUSINESS?

>> YEAH. I THINK THAT IS GOOD.

>> THUMBS UP. >> I LIKE 25.

>> WITH THAT I THINK WE CAN FRAME IT TO GET A PROGRAMMER IN DALLAS COUNTY RATHER THAN COME BACK.

IF WE CANNOT HELP ENOUGH PEOPLE AT THAT LEVEL THEN I THINK WE SHOULD COME BACK. TO COUNCIL FOR MORE DISCUSSION

IS MY POINT. >> ALL RIGHT.

WHAT ELSE, GUYS? ED?

>> THAT IS ALL I HAVE, MAYOR. >> ANYBODY ELSE? MICHAEL, JIM? OKAY.

THANK YOU EVERYBODY. THIS IS TOUGH STUFF BUT WE'VE GOT TO GET THIS KNOCKED OUT. WHITNEY AND WHO'S ON YOUR LITTLE COMMITTEE. YOU AND BLAKE?

>> BLAKE AND MICHAEL AND WE'LL CIRCLE AROUND WITH ED AND THE

FOUR OF US WILL KNOCK IT OUT. >> GET JIM INVOLVED TOO.

>> YEP. >> THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR WORK ON THAT AND ED AS ALWAYS THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING THAT

YOU CONTINUE TO DO. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

>> ANYTHING ELSE, COUNCIL? BRIAN.

>> NO, MA'AM. THANK YOU.

>> WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW NIGHT.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.