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[1. CALL TO ORDER]

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>> ALL RIGHT I THINK WE CAN GET STARTED.

LAURA ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED?

>> YEMEN. >> WE ARE READY TO OSTART OUR REGULAR MEETING, A QUORUM WE'RE GOING TO START OUR EVENING WITH OUR INVOCATION AND WE HAVE PASTOR ANN DODSON WITH US.

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US PASTOR.

WE APPRECIATE IT IMMENSELY. IF YOU WOULD PLEASE GIVE US YOUR

INVOCATION. >> ALL RIGHT LET'S PRAY.

GRACIOUS AND HIM GOD, WE ARE CHALLENGED, LORD, THAT WE ARE ALSO AWARE OF YOUR PRESENCE WITH US, AS WE FINDS OUR WAY THROUGH THESE STRANGE NEW PATHWAYS THAT WE CONTINUE TO NAVIGATE DAILY.

AS A COMMUNITY, WE ARE SO BLESSED BY THIS LEADERSHIP.

WE KNOW THEY TAKE THESE CHALLENGES TO HEART AND THEY LOOK FOR THE BEST FOR THIS CITY AND HER PEOPLE.

WE ASK YOU TO SHOWER THEM WITH WISDOM, AND PATIENCE, AND STAMINA, AND CREATIVITY, AND A LOT OF STRENGTH.

MAY THEY LEAN ON YOUR GRACE, AS THEY MOVE FORWARD IN THEIR DUTIES TO THIS COMMUNITIES. AND WE ASK THESE THINGS IN JESUS

NAME, AMEN. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

AND THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU AND YOUR CHURCH HAS BEEN DOING FOR OUR COMMUNITY IN THIS TIME OF NEED.

AND TO ALL OF THE PASTORS THROUGHOUT OUR ENTIRE TOWN THAT HAVE DONE SO MUCH FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

AND THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US TONIGHT.

>> THANK YOU. THANKS FOR ASKING ME.

I WILL LET THEM KNOW. THANKS.

>> THE NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA IS OUR PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS AND WE ARE GOING DO START WITH ITEM 5A WHICH IS PRESENTATION OF FISCAL YEAR 2021 PROPOSED BUDGET.

>> ONE SECOND, MAYOR, WHILE WE PULL UP THE PRESENTATION, OF

COURSE. >> JUST A MINOR THING GOING ON.

>> YEAH, I KNOW. >> BEAR WITH US HERE JUST A

MOMENT PLEASE. >> HOW LONG IS THIS PRESENTATION GOING TO BE BRIAN? IS THIS A SHORT ONE OR LONG ONE? THERE MAYOR IT SHOULD NOT BE MORE THAN 30 MINUTES, PROBABLY

LESS THAN THAT. >> OKAY.

>> IF YOU WANT TO SWITCH WHAT YOU'RE GETTING AT WITH 5B THAT

IS PERFECTLY OKAY. >> I DON'T SEE CHRIS ON THE LINE

THOUGH. >> I'M HERE MAYOR.

>> I SEE, I HAD TO GO AHEAD AND GO TO PAGE 2.

CAN WE SWIT, BRIAN? THEN CHRIS DOESN'T HAVE TO SIT THROUGH THE BUDGET PRESENTATION. WOULD YOU APPRECIATE THAT CHRIS?

>> ABSOLUTELY. NOT THAT I MIND.

I ALWAYS LIKE TO BE EDUCATED. >> WE'LL LEAVE IT AT OPTIONAL WHETHER YOU STAY OR NOT. BUT WE'LL BE WATCHING TO SEE IF

YOU STAY OR NOT. >> OKAY.

>> OKAY. WE'RE GOING TO GO TO 5B WHICH IS

[5B. Presentation of proposal to ascribe the name “Heroes Bridge” to the State Highway 66 bridge (aka Two Mile Bridge) over Lake Ray Hubbard between the cities of Rowlett and Rockwall.]

PRESENTATION TO PROPOSAL TO ASCRIBE THE NAME HEROES BRIDGE TO THE STATE HIGHWAY 66 BRIDGE ALSO KNOWN AS TWO MILE BRIDGES OVER LAKE RAY HUBBARD BETWEEN THE CITIES OF ROWLETT AND ROCKWALL. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE WITH

THE PRESENTATION. >> ABSOLUTELY.

AOBVIOUSLY I DON'T HAVE A POWERPOINT PIECE.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL I APPRECIATE YOU TAKING SOME TIME TO LISTEN TO THE PIECE AND CONSIDER THE RESOLUTION.

TO KIND OF USE SOME BACKGROUND FOR THIS PIECE, OBVIOUSLY YOU KNOW IN 2018, LIFE MESSAGE WAS IN COLLABORATION WITH THIRD WATCH AND THE 99% REGULAR NETWORK TO BEGIN A MISSION TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE LOSS OF IF YOU WILL OF WHAT WE CALL THEM THE FALLEN HEROES THROUGH SUICIDE.

THIS INITIATIVE WE CALL #WALK THE BRIDGE.

THE PURPOSE WAS TO DRAW THAT ATTENTION TO THE APPROXIMATELY 22-PLUS PEOPLE VETERANS AND FIRST RESPONDERS WHO TAKE THEIR LIFE ON A DAILY BASIS. INITIALLY WE DID THE SYMBOLIC TYPE WALK WHICH WAS ABOUT 11 PEOPLE WHO WALKED A MILE UP AND MILE BACK WHICH WAS FOR 22 MILES.

SO THAT IS HOW WE BEGAN THIS IN DEPTH APPROACH IN 2019, ONCE WE START RAISING AWARENESS IN 2019, THE VETERANS RESOURCE OUTREACH CENTER WAS ESTABLISHED TO PROVIDE SOLUTIONS TO HELP COMBAT THEIR DAILY CHALLENGES WITH A COMMITMENT TO ADDRESS THEIR MOST RECOGNIZABLE NEEDS WHICH IS WHAT WE DO HERE FOR MENTAL HEALTH, HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION, JOB PLACEMENT, THE VA CLAIMS AND OF COURSE FOOD. THE MENTAL HEALTH ASPECT IS ONE OF OUR BIGGEST ONES, SINCE OPENING THE V ROCK WE HAVE ASSISTED OVER 1800 VETERANS. A YEAR AND SIX MONTHS ACTUALLY

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SO WE'RE VERY HAPPY ABOUT THAT. AS A RESULT OF THE #WALK THE PRISON INITIATIVE, A NEW INITIATIVE TO HONOR THE VETERANS WHO HAVE GIVEN, SO MUCH TO OUR COUNTRY AND HAVE FALLEN SHORT IN ESCAPING THEIR PAST. THE NAMING OF THE LAKE RAY HUBBARD TBROIJ HEROES BRIDGE AND THEN TO ESTABLISH ULTIMATELY WHAT OUR HOPE IS, IS A PARK WHICH WE HOPE TO CALL THE HEROES BRIDGE MEMORIAL PARK AT SOME POINT ARE TWO MONUMENTAL WAYS OF BRINGING AWARENESS AND HONOR TO THE FALLEN.

WE LIKE TO CALL IT A PLACE OF HONOR AND A PLACE OF REFLECTION.

I'M HERE OF COURSE TONIGHT TO ASK FOR SUPPORT IN THESE INITIATIVES AND TO DO SO THROUGH THE RESOLUTION THAT WE ARE HOPEFULLY GOING TO DISCUSS. WE HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED SIGN RESOLUTIONS FROM THE STATE WHICH WAS CO-AUTHORED BY BOB HALL, SENATOR BOB HALL AND REPRESENTATIVE RETA BOWERS AND IT WENT TO ROCKWALL AS WELL. WE'LL TAKE THIS SHOW OF SUPPORT TO THE CITY OF DALLAS. MATTHEWS THANK YOU VERY MUCH, WE'LL HOPEFULLY GET THAT RESOLUTION IN PLACE.

WE'VE ALREADY HAD LONG DISCUSSIONS WITH TXDOT FROM THEIR ASPECTS DOWN IN AUSTIN SO WE ANTICIPATE NO ISSUES.

IT IS NOW NOT A MATTER OF IF, THIS IS A MATTER OF WHEN.

SO WE'RE VERY, VERY EXCITED ABOUT WHAT THIS REPRESENTS.

THE IMPACT, WE HAVE BEEN CONNECTING WITH SAVING AT LEAST FIVE LIVES THROUGH SUICIDE WHICH IS ANOTHER PLUS.

SO THIS IS JUST A REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO BRING ATTENTION TO THIS, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THAT THIS IS THERE NAMING OF THE HERO BRIDGE TO KIND OF GIVE YOU THE IDEA, THERE IS NO OTHER BRIDGE IN THE U.S.

NAMED HEROES BRIDGE ANYWHERE. THERE IS A COUPLE OF PROGRAMS THAT ARE OUT THERE DIRECTED MORE TOWARDS SENIORS, AND THE ITEM OF HAVING A PARK WHICH AGAIN IS STILL A LITTLE INTENSIVE TODAY,E TODAY, DRAWS REFERENCE FOR ALL VETERANS, PEACE OFFICERS AND EMS AND ALL PEACE OFFICERS, HAVE AN AWARENESS PARK AND REFLECTION OF THOSE IS ALSO NOWHERE AND UNHEARD OF IN THE U.S.

ANOTHER GREAT OPPORTUNITY. WE HAVE ANOTHER BIG GROUP CALLED WELL, THEY HAVE ALREADY COMMITTED ABOUT $150,000 TO THIS PROJECT. SO WE ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH OUR BIGGER PLANS. WE ARE GOING TO BE HOPEFULLY UNVEILING SOME OF THESE ON SEPTEMBER 26TH.

WHICH IS THE HANDS ACROSS THE BRIDGE WHICH IS THE NATIONAL POLICE OFFICER SUICIDE AWARENESS DAY, SO WE WILL BE HOSTING THAT, BARRING ANY REAL PROBLEMS WITH COVID, COMING ACROSS THE BRIDGE AND THE HANDS ACROSS THE BRIDGE. AND THEN THAT NIGHT, WE'LL BE OF COURSE PUTTING ON A BIG GALA OVER AT THE OMNI HOTEL WHICH AGAIN WE'LL BE INVITING YOU ALL TO COME AND HANG OUT WITH US.

SO IT'S A REALLY A REMINDER TO ALL OF US THAT THIS IS A PROBLEM. ADDRESS ITS AND BRING IT TO THE FOREFRONT OOF THE CONVERSATIONS AND THEN PROVIDE THE SOLUTIONS WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO AND THEN GOING TO REMEMBER ALL THOSE FOLKS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES TO THINGS UNDEALT WITH IN THE PAST. SO THANKS.

I WASN'T SURE IF I WAS MUTED OR NOT.

THANKS VERY MUCH CHRIS, REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

>> ABSOLUTELY. >> YOU KNOW OF FIVE LIVES YOU'VE SAVED FOR SURE. YOU'VE IMPACTED SO MANY MORE THAN THAT EVEN, AND ALL THOSE THAT TOUCHED THE THOSE FIVE INDIVIDUAL LIVES, THE HEARTACHE YOU HAVE SAVED.

>> SEE REPLY HATS HERE? IT IS A NEW HEROES BRIDGE HAT.

>> HARD TO SEE. >> I KNOW THAT.

THANK YOU FOR SAYING THAT. WE'VE HAD A LOT OF IMPACT SO

FAR. >> WE'RE VERY EXCITED AND COUNCIL I'M SURE YOU'VE SEEN THE RESOLUTION THAT'S ON ITEM 7 F.

AND WE WILL BE DOING REINITIATING OUR VETERANS RECOGNITION. E-AT OUR NEXT COUNCIL MEETING SO I'M EXCITED ABOUT THAT. WE'LL HAVE TO DO IT VIRTUALLY BUT GET THAT BACK GOING AGAIN THAT WE HAD TO TAKE A BREAK AS A

RESULT OF COVID. >> I APOLOGIZE MAYOR, THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT TIME FOR THAT BUT I'D LIKE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THAT, THE TIMING OF THAT WITH THE RECIPIENT.

>> NO YOU'RE NOT. >> HE'S A DOUBLE PURPLE HEART RECIPIENT SO WE CAN'T TALK ABOUT THAT.

>> AH. >> YOU KNOW, JUST --

>> OKAY WE WILL TALK ABOUT THAT OFFLINE.

TRYING VERY HARD TO GET OUR VETERANS RECOGNITION PROGRAM GOING AGAIN. BECAUSE WE DIDN'T WANT TO HAVE TO DO IT VIRTUALLY, WE WANTED TO DO IT IN PERSON BECAUSE IT IS SO

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MEANINGFUL. >> WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT

THAT. >> GIVE ME A CALL.

>> SO COUNCIL DMI QUESTIONS ON ITEM 7 F OR FOR CHRIS OR FOR HEROES BRIDGE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO BRING UP? VERY GOOD. THAT'S ON THE CONSENT AGENDA AND WE'LL BE APPROVING IT TONIGHT, THANK YOU CHRIS.

ALL RIGHT. WE'LL GO BACK TO ITEM 5A WHICH I

[5A. Presentation of the Fiscal Year 2021 Proposed Budget.]

ALREADY READ INTO THE RECORD SO WHENEVER YOU'RE READY BRYAN.

>> THANK YOU MAYOR. LAURA WILL GO AHEAD AND PULL IT UP FOR US. ALL RIGHT THANK YOU.

COUNCIL I'M VERY EXCITED TO BE HERE TONIGHT, MAYOR AND COUNCIL IN ACCORDANCE WITH 6.02, THE CITY CHARTER OF THE CITY OF ROWLETT, I'M PLEASED TO PRESENT THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021.

THIS ORGANIZATION HAS WORKED VERY HARD TO FULFILL ITS MISSION TO PROVIDE INNOVATIVE CITIZEN CENTERED SERVICES THAT EXCEED THE EXPECTATIONS OF OUR RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES AND GUESTS. OUR PURPOSE IS TO SERVE.

LAURA. AS EXCITING AS OUR FUTURE IS I CANNOT TELL OUR STORY WITHOUT THANKING THE MAYOR AND THE CITY COUNCIL FOR THE LEADERSHIP AND THE DIRECTION YOU CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THIS COMMUNITY AND ORGANIZATION.

GOOD GOVERNANCE IS A KEY PILLAR TO THE SUCCESS OF ANY BUSINESS, AND I KNOW YOU TAKE YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES TO OUR CITIZENS SERIOUSLY. NEXT? I ALSO WANT TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO RECOGNIZE THE CITY COUNCIL FOR THE MANY HOURS, PASSION, ENERGY YOU PUT INTO SERVING THE CITIZENS OF SPENDINE WITH CITIZENS, TO ATTENDING GROUND BREAKINGS AND SPECIAL EVENTS AND TO THE DRUDGERY OF MANY HOURS OF MEETINGS, I KNOW YOUR PART TIME JOB SOMETIMES FEELS LIKE FULL TIME. AND I REALLY WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THAT. MUCH OF OUR SUCCESS IS DUE TO OUR STRATEGIC PARTNERS. WITH THE EF 4 NORND TORNADO INO 2021 ACKNOWLEDGE OUR SINCEREST ORGANIZATIONS THAT MAKE ROWLETT STRONG. ROWLETT CONTINUES TO TELL ITS STORY IN REMARKABLE WAYS. FROM ONE OF THE 20 -- TOP 25 BEST PLACES TO LIVE TO THE NUMBER 1 BEST SMALL CITY TO MOVE TO IN AMERICA, TO ONE OF THE SAFEST CITIES IN TEXAS TO THE EIGHTH FASTEST GROWING TOWN IN THE COUNTRY.

PEOPLE ARE TAKING NOTE OF AND SCINVESTING IN ROWLETT.

SPECIFICALLY IN 2019 ROWLETT WAS NAMED THE EIGHTH FASTEST GROWING CITY IN THE UNITED STATES BY THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU.

THE METRO PLEX NOW KNOWS WHAT ROWLETT CITIZENS ARE KNOWN FOR YEARS, THAT ROWLETT IS AN INCREDIBLE CAN COMMUNITY TO LIVE WORK AND PLAY AND THERE IS PLENTY OF LAND LEFT FOR DEVELOPMENT. AND SPEAKING OF BUSY, AS A RESULT OF NUMEROUS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WE HAVE EXPERIENCED AND WOULD I DO THE DRUM ROLL, 630 MILLION DOLLARS IN NEW PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN THE PAST FOUR YEARS.

AND WE EXPECT TO SEE AN ADDITIONAL $1 BILLION OVER THE NEXT FIVE TO SEVEN YEARS. IN 2019, ROWLETT UPDATED ITS COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLAN THAT HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN ADOPTED IN 2011. LITTLE DID WE KNOW THEN THAT IN JUST A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME WE WOULD HAVE MAJOR PROJECTS IN EVERY PART OF THE CITY. ROWLETT IS REALIZING ITS VISION TO BALANCE ROWLETT'S GROWTH WITH A SMALL TOWN FEEL TO PROVIDE A PLACE WITH AFFORDABLE AND DIVERSE HOUSING, QUALITY RESTAURANTS AND RETAIL AND MAJOR EMPLOYERS WHILE CARING FOR ITS EXISTING NEIGHBORHOODS AND MAINTAINING ITS ROADS AND INFRASTRUCTURE. WHAT AN AMAZING TIME TO LIVE IN ROWLETT. HIGH QUALITY PROJECTS, DRIVEN BY THE COMMUNITY'S VISION CAN, ACCESS TO REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION, A STRATEGIC PORTAL BETWEEN DFQ, ARE DRIVING DEVELOPERS TO ROWLETT. MANY OF THE BUSINESSES ATTRACTED TO THESE TYPES OF PROJECTS WILL BE UNIQUE TO ROWLETT AND IN SOME CASES UNIQUE TO TEXAS. THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN BY ACCIDENT.

ROWLETT HAS THE RIGHT VISION AT THE RIGHT TIME.

LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME, WE WERE DISCUSSING HOW ROWLETT WAS NAMED THE EIGHTH FASTEST GROWING CITY IN THE COUNTRY.

WE CERTAINLY WERE NOT EXPECTING THE ENTIRE WORLD TO BE FIGHTING

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OFF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC. THE CORONAVIRUS ALSO REFERRED TO AS COVID-19, HAS AFFECTED EVERY ASPECT OF OUR GOVERNMENT, BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS. EARLY ON THE COUNTRY WATCHED WITH GROWING CONCERN AS FRIENDS, FAMILY AND NEIGHBORS BEGAN CONTRACTING THE DISEASE. AS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ADDRESSED THE PANDEMIC, BUSINESSES CLOSED.

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WERE LAID OFF.

AND THE ECONOMY TANKED. TO OVERCOME THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PUMPED TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS INTO THE ECONOMY TO HELP INDIVIDUALS, BUSINESSES AND SCHOOLS STAY AFLOAT WHILE THEY WERE SHUT DOWN.

IN MAY, THE COUNTRY BEGAN DO REOPEN.

TO REOPEN AND AMERICA RETURNED TO WORK JUST IN TIME FOR THE CONTAGION TO ACCELERATE.

AT THE TIME OF THIS BUDGET MEMO SOME STATES LIKE TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA HAVE SHUT DOWN MANY BUSINESSES YET AGAIN IN AN ATTEMPT TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC. AND IN AUGUST, SCHOOLS WILL REOPEN TO A NEW NORMAL. VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS. THERE IS NO WAY TO FORECAST THE LENGTH AND SEVERITY OF THIS PANDEMIC. WE ARE PLANNING AROUND A TWO-YEAR ECONOMIC IMPACT. WHILE PRESERVING OPTIONS IF THE IMPACT IS DEEPER OR IF IT CONTINUES INTO IS A THIRD FISCAL YEAR. TO DO THIS WE HAVE REDEVELOPED A BRIDGE STRATEGY. UTILIZING A COMBINATION OF BUDGETS REDUCTIONS AND EXISTING RESOURCES TO HELP CARRY ROWLETT INTO FISCAL YEAR 2022. FIRST AND FOREMOST, THE 2021 PROPOSED BUDGET DOES NOT INCLUDE RAISES OR NEW EMPLOYEES.

WHILE THE ECONOMIC DOWN YOU TRNM COVID-19 NECESSITIES THIS ACTION IT DOES NOT MEAN THE NEED GOES AWAY.

PREPARING FOR UPCOMING CHALLENGES SUCH AS THE COMPLETION OF STAFF, DEPENDING ON HOW LONG THIS DOWNTURN TAKES, ROWLETT MAY NEED TO REBUILD ITS MOWMENTS IN FISCAL YEAR 2022 AND BEYOND. SECOND, IT WILL PROVIDE CUTS THAT NEED TO BE RESTORED IN FUTURE YEARS.

AGAIN THIS IS A THOUGHTFUL MEASURE BASED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF COVID-19 WILL IMPROVE IN MID TO LATE 2021. ANOTHER SPECIAL CHALLENGE IS PROPERTY TAXES. ABOUT TYPICALLY BY JULY 25TH, THE CITY RECEIVES THE FINAL CERTIFIED VALUE IN TIME FOR SUBMITTING THE PROPOSED BUDGET. IN THIS YEAR, DUE IN PART TO COVID-19, THERE IS A HUGE INCREASE IN PROTESTS, RESULTING IN THE APPRAISAL DISTRICTS NOT BEING ABLE TO HEAR AND R RESOLVE ALL PROPERTIES THAT WERE PROASED.

PROTESTED. AS A RESULT, THERE IS $895 MILLION OF VALUE NOT INCLUDED IN THE CERTIFIED VALUE.

UNDER THE STATE LAW TAXING ENTITIES CANNOT INCLUDE ANY VALUE UNDER PROTEST IN THE CERTIFIED VALUE.

THIS MEANS AT THE TIME OF THE SUBMISSION OF THIS BUDGET THERE IS A HUGE UNKNOWN FACTOR RELATING TO OUR SINGLE LARGEST REVENUE SOURCE, PROPERTY TAXES. BASED ON WHAT WE'VE HEARD FROM OUR APPRAISAL DISTRICT WE THINK WE'LL KNOW THE FINAL CERTIFIED VALUE BY THE END OF AUGUST IN TIME FOR THE CITY COUNCIL TO MAKE FINAL DECISIONS. COUNCIL, I'M GOING TO PAUSE HERE BECAUSE I DO WANT TO EXPLAIN THIS SLIDE A LITTLE BIT MORE FOR THE PUBLIC THAT'S WATCHING AS WELL AS THE COUNCIL.

SO YOU KNOW THAT IN 2020, OUR CERTIFIED VALUE WAS $5.4 BILLION. THAT IS THE COLUMN THAT IS IN -- SHADED IN GRAY ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE.

AND WHAT YOU CAN SEE IS THAT THERE WERE CERTAIN THINGS IN PLAY. WE HAD OUR TOURS, THE TAX INCREMENT REINVESTMENT ZONE, WE HAVE OUR TAX CEILINGS AND THERE WAS $200 MILLION OF NEW CONSTRUCTION.

BUT THE POINT IS, IS THAT OUR REVENUES ARE PRIMARILY BASED ON THE CERTIFIED VALUE OF $5.4 BILLION.

EVERYTHING BELOW THIS LINE, AND THERE IS A STATUTORILY REQUIRED FORM THAT WE HAVE TO USE, IS REALLY USED TO CALCULATE THE EFFECTIVE RATE WHICH IS NOW CALLED THE NO NEW REVENUE RATE AND THE ROLL BACK RATE. BUT ESSENTIALLY REVENUES IS BASED ON THE CERTIFIED VALUE. BECAUSE OF THIS LARGE BALANCE OR AMOUNT THAT'S UNDER PROTEST, THIS $893 MILLION, WHAT THE

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STATE REQUIRES IS THAT YOU USE THE LOWER OF THE AMOUNT THAT THE APPRAISAL DISTRICT VALUES THE PROPERTY, WHICH IS THE $893 MILLION, OR WHAT THE TAXPAYERS CLAIM THE PROPERTY SHOULD BE VAVALUED AT WHICH IS $474 MILLI. SO IF WE WERE TO ADOPT THIS BUDGET, BASED ON THE VALUE -- WHAT THEY CALL THE SURVIVED ESTIMATE AS OF JULY 25TH, WE WOULD END UP WITH A CERTIFIED VALUE LESS THAN THE CURRENT YEAR, AND WITH ABOUT $474 MILLION UNDER PROTEST TO FEK THT THE EFFECTIVE RATE AND THE ROLL BACK RATE. THIS WOULD CAUSE THE ROM BACK RATE -- EXCUSE ME, THE ROLL BACK RATE TO INCREASE, AND THE ROLL BACK RATE TO BE 83 CENTS. SO WE HAVE DEVELOPED TWO OTHER SCENARIOS AND WE WILL SPEND A LOT MORE TIME ON THIS IN THE -- IN OUR UPCOMING BUDGET WORK SESSIONS.

BUT I WANT Y'ALL TO UNDERSTAND THIS.

THAT WHAT WE HAVE DONE IS THAT WE TOOK THE CERTIFIED VALUES, AND THEN WE BUILT ONE SCENARIO AROUND ASSUMING THAT 80% OF THE VALUES WOULD BE UPHELD, TYPICALLY WHAT HAPPENS IN A LOT OF THESE PROTESTS IS THAT THE PARTICULARLY FOR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES, THEY'RE NOT ALWAYS SUCCESSFUL, AND THE HEARING JUDGES WILL UPHOLD MOST IF NOT ALL OF THE VALUE THAT HAS BEEN SET BY THE APPRAISAL DISTRICT. SO AS A RESULT, WE HAVE TAKEN ROUGHLY 80% OF THE $893 MILLION AND THAT IS IN THE GREEN COLUMN, WHICH WOULD INCREASE OUR CERTIFIED VALUE TO ABOUT 5.8 MILLION. WE ALSO DEVELOPED A SCENARIO ASSUMING THAT THE RATE OF THE UPHELD VALUE RATE, VALUES WOULD BE AT 90% AND NOT 80. THERE IS NO 100% BECAUSE THERE ALWAYS WILL BE SOME ADJUSTMENT BY THE APPRAISAL DISTRICT.

BUT WE HAVE -- BUT WHAT WE'RE TOLD FROM AT LEAST DALLAS COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT IS TYPICALLY THE NUMBER WE WILL SEE IS BETWEEN 80% AND 90%. THAT'S WHY WE WITH DEVELOPED OUR TWO SCENARIOS BASED ON THAT. WHAT I WANTS TO SHARE WITH YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU ISFOR PO MEET THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FROM THE STATE OF TEXAS WE WILL HAVE TO PUBLISH OUR RATES BASED ON THE YELLOW COLUMN WHICH IS GOING TO BE THE AMOUNT THAT INCLUDES THE $893 MILLION, AND A VALUE OF PROTEST UNDER -- AMOUNTS UNDER PROTEST, AND USING THAT LOWER NUMBER OF $474 MILLION.

AND THAT MEANS THAT WE WILL BE PUBLISHING AN EFFECTIVE RATE ABOUT THREE PENNIES HIGHER THAN OUR CURRENT RATE.

FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PROPOSED BUDGET, I AM PROPOSING THAT WE USE THE GREEN COLUMN. BECAUSE I AM ESTIMATING, THEN, THAT WE WILLING ACTUALLY CAN HAVE ABOUT 80% OF THOSE VALUES, INCLUDED IN OUR ULTIMATE CERTIFIED VALUE.

WHAT THAT MEANS THEN IS THAT THE EFFECTIVE RATE WILL DROP ABOUT A PENNY. NOW, AT THE TIME OF THIS PROPOSAL, WE DON'T KNOW THIS ANSWER.

BUT BY THE TIME COUNCIL HAS TO MAKE DECISIONS, YOU WILL KNOW.

AND SO WHAT WILL HAPPEN IS, AS WE ENTER INTO THE MONTH OF AUGUST, THE FIRST COUPLE OF WORK SESSIONS WE WILL HAVE, I WILL RECOMMEND THAT WE SPEND HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH OUR DEPARTMENTS, AND THEN THE LAST COUPLE OF MEETINGS LATER IN THE MONTH IS WHERE WE WILL HAVE MORE INFORMATION FROM THE APPRAISAL DISTRICT. WE'LL KIND OF KNOW WHERE WE THINK THE FINAL CERTIFIED VALUES ARE GOING TO BE.

AND THEN WE WILL HAVE A DISCUSSION CENTERED AROUND THAT.

SO I DO WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR, AND LAURA GO AHEAD AND GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE. I DO WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR, THEN, THAT OUR PROPOSED BUDGETS DOES HAVE A ONE CENT REDUCTION FROM 75 CENTS TO 74 CENTS, AND AGAIN, IT IS THE TARGET, AS

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WE'VE DISCUSSED THIS SUMMER, WITH THE CITY COUNCIL, IS I'M PROPOSING THE BUDGETS BASED ON THE NO NEW REVENUE RATE.

OR AT LEAST OUR ESTIMATE OF WHAT THE NO NEW REVENUE RATE IS.

WHICH USED TO BE CALLED THE EFFECTIVE RATE.

SO IN ORDER TO HELP OUR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PARTNE PANDEMICE PROPOSING TO LOWER THE RATE BY ABOUT A CENT. ASSUME THAT THE RATES WILL BE UPHELD BY THE APPRAISAL DISTRICT.

THE FINAL DECISION WILL HAVE TO BE HELD UP UNTIL WE HAVE THOSE

FINAL CERTIFIED VALUES. >> SO BRIAN.

>> YES, MA'AM, MAYOR. >> TELL ME IF YOU WANT ME TO GO BACK TO THIS LATER. BUT OBVIOUSLY, THERE'S A LOT OF UNKNOWN AND UNCERTAINTY RIGHT NOW.

WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT IN MORE DETAIL.

BUT WHAT I WANT COUNCIL TO KNOW AND WHAT I WANT THE PUBLIC TO KNOW IS THAT ALL THE CITIES IN DALLAS COUNTY ARE HAVING THIS SAME ISSUE. I WAS ON A MAYOR'S CALL RECENTLY, WITH A LOT OF DALLAS COUNTY MAYORS, AND THIS WAS AN ISSUE ACROSS THE BOARD WHERE THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE TO PUBLISH THEIR NO NEW TAX RATE BEING AT A HIGHER RATE THAN THEIR CURRENT AACTUAL TAX RATE. AND IT'S GOING DO CAUSE A HUGE AMOUNT OF CONCERN AND CONSTERNATION AND CONFUSION WITH OUR RESIDENTS. AND THERE'S NO WAY AROUND IT AT THIS POINT IN TIME. I JUST -- I DO WANT EVERYBODY TO KNOW WE'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE IN THIS BOAT.

IT'S GOING TO BE PRETTY MUCH ACROSS THE BOARD, UNFORTUNATELY.

>> AND MAYOR, THAT'S A REALLY GOOD POINT.

I APPRECIATE THAT. I'VE TALKED TO CITY MANAGERS IN OTHER CITIES TOO. EVERYBODY WANTS TO PULL THEIR HAIR OUT. AND THIS IS NOT UNIQUE JUST TO DALLAS COUNTIES. COUNTY.IT IS THE ENTIRE STATE OS THAT WE'LL BE DEALING WITH THIS ISSUE.

>> AND WHEN DO WE HAVE TO PUBLISH THAT RATE?

>> WE WILL BE PUBLISHING, WE WILL DISCUSS THAT AT MONDAY'S MEETING ON AUGUST 10TH AND THAT'S WHEN YOU'LL BE PASSING THE RESOLUTION AND THEN AFTER THAT IT WILL BE PUBLISHED.

ONE THING I WILL TELL THE COUNCIL, WE WERE WAITING ON AND THE REASON WE DIDN'T HAVE IT ON THE AGENDA FOR TONIGHT, IS THAT WE WANTED OUR FINAL LETTER FROM DALLAS COUNTY WITH THE CALCULATION OF THE EFFECTIVE RATE AND THE ROLL BACK RATE.

I DO WANT TO SAY THIS, THAT THE SPREADSHEET WE USE TO MAKE THOSE CALCULATION CAS WHICH COMES FROM THE STATE OF TEXAS, WENDY AND HER TEAM ACTUALLY HAD CALCULATED TO THE PENNY AND SO WE WOULD HAVE BEEN RIGHT. BUT THIS WAS NOT A TIME THAT WE COULD HAVE AFFORDED TO THE WRONG.

>> OKAY, THANK YOU, WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT MORE AT THE END IF

YOU WANT. >> LAURA IF YOU WILL GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE. YOU'RE ALREADY THERE EXCUSE ME.

FOR A STRATEGIC PLAN TO BE EFFECTIVE IT NEEDS TO PERMEATE EVERY ASPECT OF OUR OPERATIONS. THEREFORE FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PRESENTATION WE'RE GOING TO FOCUS ON OUR SEVEN STRATEGY PRIORITIES. STRATEGIC PRIORITIES. OUR FIRST STRATEGIC PRIORITY IS TO GOVERN TRANSPARENTLY AND INCLUSIVELY.

THIS IS GOVERNING IN A POLICY FOCUSED AND REMOVING BARRIERS TO INFORMATION. I'M SORRY, YES, THANK YOU LAURA.

I THINK OUR CADENCE WAS PERFECT A LITTLE WHILE AGO.

DUE TO NO INCREASE FROM OUR WATER PROVIDER NOR TEXAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT THE CITY WILL BE ABLE TO LOWER THE WATER BILL FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR.

THE AVERAGE RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER USES APPROXIMATELY 7500 GALLONS PER MONTH AND WILL SEE A DECREASE OF $3.18 PER MONTH.

AND IS EQUIVALENT TO 1.5 CENTS ON THEIR PROPERTY TAX RATE.

THIS MEETS GOAL NUMBER 1 MUCH 5 TO MAINTAIN EQUITABLE AND COMPETITIVE TAX RATES FEES AND SERVICE CHARGES.

IN ADDITION, AS WE JUST MENTIONED WE'RE PROPOSING TO REDUCE THE TAX RATE TO MEET THE NO NEW REVENUE RATE, OR EXCUSE ME EFFECTIVE TAX RATE NOW KNOWN AS THE NO NEW REVENUE RATE.

OVER THE PAST YEAR THE CITY HAS TAKEN A JOURNEY INTO PRIORITY BASED BUDGETING AND IT HAS BEEN EYE OPENING, AN EYE OPENING EXPERIENCE. ESSENTIALLY PVB HAS PROVIDED A MECHANISM FOR ROWLETT TO SHED LIGHT ON WHERE IT'S SPENDING ITS MONEY. FOR EXAMPLE, WE HAVE A $12.9 MILLION BUDGETS FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

HOW ARE WE SPENDING THOSE FUNDS? WHO'S BENEFITING? WHAT ARE WE GETTING FOR OUR DOLLARS? THEE ARE USE SOME OF THE QUESTIONS PVB HELPS TO ANSWER.

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THIS SLIDE REFLECTION TWO FLERKT PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE CITY.

FIRST PATROL SERVICES AS A STAPLE FOR ANY COMMUNITY.

THIS PROGRAM IS GENERALLY SUPPORTED BY TAMPS, HAS HIGH VISIBILITY AND SERVES THE ENTIRE POPULATION.

SECOND IS OUR SENIOR PROGRAMS. WHICH ARE AGE RESTRICTED, HAVE SOME REVENUE, AND SERVE A MORE LIMITED GROUP, YET IS VITAL TO KEEPING OUR ELDERLY POPULATION ENGAGED.

INTUITION WOULD TELL US THAT PATROL SERVICES WOULD SCORE HIGH WHICH IS WHY IT'S RANKED IN OUR TOP QUARTILE.

HOWEVER JUST BECAUSE SENIOR PROGRAMS FALLS INTO THE BOTTOM QUARTILE DOESN'T MEAN IT'S UNIMPORTANT TO OUR COMMUNITY.

LIKEWISE, POTHOLE PATCHING AND DAYCARE INSPECTIONS ARE SECRETARIES ESSENTIAL. THE ANNUAL INSPECTION OF DAYCARE FACILITIES IS A STATE MANDATE BUT WHO PERFORMANCE THAT WORK IS UP TO THE CITY. POTHOLE PATCHING BENEFITS EVERYONE BUT IT TOO COULD BE CONTRACTED.

AGAIN, THE VALUE IN PVB MEANS WE STOP TALKING ABOUT INCREMENTAL CHANGES BY LINE ITEM, AND FOCUS ON PROGRAMS THAT HAVE VALUE TO OUR COMMUNITY. IT HELPS US ASK BETTER QUESTIONS. IT WILL TAKE TIME FOR THE CITY TO BECOME EXPERTS WITH THIS TOOL.

HOWEVER, THE POTENTIAL IS THERE TO HAVE MORE VALUABLE DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN POLICY MAKEERS AND STAFF, MAKE MORE FEARED DECISIONS AND BETTER EDUCATE OUR PUBLIC ON HOW THE CITY IS USING ITS TAXPAYER DOLLARS.

OUR SECOND STRATEGIC PRIORITY IS TO ENSURE A SAFE COMMUNITY.

ROWLETT PROVIDES PROACTIVE CITIZEN ORIENTED PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES THAT ALLOW RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES AND GUESTS TO FEEL SAFE AND BE SAFE. BEING SAFE AND FEELING SAFE ARE IMPORTANT COMPONENTS TO ENSURING THE SAFE COMMUNITY.

IN 2019 WE ADDED NINE FIREFIGHTERS TO FULLY STAFF FIRE STATION NUMBER 4. THAT WAS BUILT IN 2005.

IN 2020, WE ADDED EIGHT NEW POLICE OFFICERS TO ADDRESS AN INCREASING RESPONSE TIME ON PRIORITY 1 CALLS.

DUE TO LOWER RESOURCES WE ARE NOT PROPOSING TO ADD ADDITIONAL STAFF AT THIS TIME. STRENGTHENING NEIGHBORHOOD LIVABILITY IS OUR THIRD PRIORITY.

WE WANT OUR NEIGHBORHOODS TO BE SAFE, WALKABLE, WELCOMING AND OFFER A RANGE OF HOUSING CHOICE OS THAT ADD LASTING VALUE.

NEIGHBORHOOD LIVABILITY TOUCHES THE LIVES OF ROWLETT RESIDENTS WHERE THEY SEE IT MOST, THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD.

FROM LAND USE DECISIONS TO CODE ENFORCEMENT TO LOOSE DOGS OUR RESIDENTS SEE THE IMPACT. THE BUDGETS HAS A LOT TO EXCITE OUR NEIGHBORHOODS. BECAUSE OF THE 2018 BOND ELECTION, WE WILL BE ABLE TO FINISH PHASE ABOUT 2 NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENTS FOR LAKE COUNTRY ESTATES.

THIS IS ON TOP OF PROJECTS RECENTLY COMPLETED FOR DAL ROCK ESTATES AND HIELD MEADOWS. IN ADDITION 2.5 MILLION HAS BEEN ALLOCATED FROM THE 2018 BONDS FOR ALLEY IMPROVEMENTS WHICH WILL BOOST SPENDING IN NEIGHBORHOODS ALL OVER THE CITY.

THESE PROJECTS ARE IMPORTANT FOR STRATEGIC GOAL 3.1, VALUE EXISTING NEIGHBORHOODS. ANOTHER PRIORITY IS ENHANCING THE QUALITY OF LIFE. WE WANT TO BE A LAKE SIDE DESTINATION SURROUNDED BY NATURAL BEAUTY AND RECREATIONAL, CULTURAL AND ENTERTAINMENT OPPORTUNITIES.

ROWLETT OFFERS MANY AMENITIES TO OUR RESIDENTS AND VISITORS.

GOAL 4.2 CREATES A DESTINATION CENTERED PARK SYSTEM AS THE BIGGEST WINNER IN OUR PROPOSED BUDGET ADDING $800,000 FOR TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS. IN ADDITION, WITH THE NEW SAPPHIRE BAY PROJECT SOUTH OF I-30 THE CITY WILL BE ABLE TO ENHANCE GOAL 4.1 TO SEEK AND IMPLEMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPROVE AND EXPAND PUBLIC ACCESS TO LAKE HUBBARD.

DPOFERG ECONOMIC VITALITY IS OUR FIFTH PRIORITY WITH THE NOWKS ON EFFECTIVELY INTEGRATING COMMERCIAL, RETAIL AND LAKE ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT WITH REACH EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND A SUSTAINABLE AND DIVERSIFIED TAX BASE.

ROWLETT HAS A VIE BRAND GROWING ECONOMY.

IN THE PAST FOUR YEARS ALONE AS I MENTIONED EARLIER TONIGHT THE CITY HAS ADDED $630 MILLION IN NEW CONSTRUCTION AND HAS ADDED APPROXIMATELY 2387 JOBS SINCE 2014.

THE BIGS IS SAPPHIRE BAY, WHICH WILL ADD WORLD CLASS FACILITIES CONTAMINATE SHOPPING VENUES AND RECREATIONAL AMENITIES.

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THIS WILL HELP ROWLETT ACHIEVE TWO STRATEGIC GOALS, 5.1 WHICH IS TO CREATE OR PROMOTE A POSITIVE BRAND IDENTITY AROUND 5.3, CULTIVATE SAPPHIRE BAY AS A PREMIER DESTINATION DEVELOPMENT.

VISUALLY, SAPPHIRE BAY WILL BE MORE THAN A DESTINATION.

IT WILL BE AN EXPERIENCE. THIS PROJECT CONTINUOUS SOUTH OF I-30 AND DAL ROCK ROAD WILL INCLUDE TO WORLD CLASS FACILITIES, RETAIL EXPERIENCE AND RETAIL AMENITIES, CONSUME RECREATIONAL A19TH WE HAVE LONG DESIRED.

SPECIFICALLY, CHRIS TALG LAGOON AND FOUNTAIN, WHICH WAS THE BACKBONE OF THE PROPERTY AS WELL AS THE MARINA.

AN APPROPRIATE MODIFICATION FROM PREVIOUS PLANS PLOOFERS THE CONFERENCE CENTER AND RESORT TO ANCHOR THE CENTER OF THE PROJECT, A GREAT CHANGE. IIN ADDITION, IT ADDS NEW FEATURES SUCH AS THE SURF AND BEACH CLUB THAT WILL ENHANCE THE DESTINATION. COMBINED WITH A CONFERENCE CENTER AND REESCORT, RETAIL AND OTHER RECREATIONAL AMENITIES, IS A FIRE BAY WILL BE THE PLACE TO LIVE WORK AND PLAY.

SAPPHIRE BAY, OUR OWEBSITE AT ROWLETT ON THE MOVE.COM.

ANOTHER PRIORITY IS INVESTING IN TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE. MEANING WE'LL BE WELL CONNECTED TO LOCAL AND REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS AND PROVIDE OTION HIGH QUALITY ROADS AND UTILITY SYSTEMS. THE 2018 BOND ELECTION CONTINUES TO INVEST IN OUR COMMUNITY, INCLUDING PARK IMPROVEMENTS, STREETS AND ALLEYS, FACILITIES AND UTILITY IMPROVEMENTS. FOR YEAR 2 THE 2018 BONDS ADDS ADDITIONAL FUNDING OF $4.1 MILLION TO EXPAND MILLER ROAD FROM THE RAILROAD TRACKS TO DAL ROCK ROAD AND $1.9 UNTIL TO WIDEN CHESA ROAD FROM DAL ROCK TO MILLER ROAD.

IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW ACROSS ALL TRANSPORTATION MODES.

S7 YEARS AGO, THE CITY DEVELOPED A THREE YEAR BONDING PROGRAM, FOR 2015 AND 2018 THAT RAISED 85.7 BILLION FOR NEEDED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS. LIKE EVERY COMMUNITY ROWLETT CONTINUES TO HAVE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS TO MEET BOTH THE CURRENT AND FUTURE DEMAND.

IN ADDITION, ROWLETT NEEDS TO BEGIN BUILDING ITS FINAL FACILITIES CONFIGURATION. CITY HALL, PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING, LIBRARY, ET CETERA FOR OITS FINAL BUILDOUT.

TO ADDRESS THESE NEEDS THE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT ADVISORY BOARD IS CURRENTLY WORKING WITH CITY STAFF AND ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS TO DEVELOP A RECOMMENDED SLATE OF PROJECTS FOR CITY COUNCIL TO REVIEW LATER THIS YEAR FOR AN UPCOMING BOND ELECTION. ONE MAJOR PROPOSED CHANGE IS TO DEDICATE MORE DOLLARS TO PAVEMENT PRESERVATION THAT EXTENDS THE LIFE OF AN ASSET TO 20 YEARS OR SO SUCH AS OUR CONCRETE PAVEMENT REPLACEMENT. CURRENTLY, THE CAPITAL MAINTENANCE FUNDS CASH FUNDS THESE TYPES OF PROJECTS.

WE ARE PROPOSING TO SHIFT ABOUT $600,000 IN LIEU OF A GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROGRAM OF $1 MILLION PER YEAR.

OVER A 50 YEAR PERIOD, ROWLETT WOULD INVEST 60% MORE THAN WE ARE ABLE TO PERFORM CURRENTLY. OUR SEVENTH AND FINAL STRATEGIC PRIORITY IS TO CAN HAVE OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE.

EXEMPLARY SERVICE TO A WELL TRAINED AND RESPONSIVE WORKFORCE. WE CANNOT FORGET THAT WE ARE A SERVICE ORGANIZATION. WE DO NOT BUILD WIDGETS, WE SERVE. THE FISCAL YEAR 2021 PROPOSED BUDGET DOES NOT INCLUDE RAISES OR NEW EMPLOYEES AS I MENTIONED EARLIER AND WHILE I AT A ECONOMIC DOWN TEMPERATURE OF COVID-19 NATES TH NECESSITATES S ACTION, EXISTING NEEDS AND PREPARING FOR UPCOMING CHALLENGES SUCH AS AT A COMPLETION OF SAPPHIRE BAY. DEPENDING ON HOW LONG THIS DOWNTURN TAKES, ROWLETT WILL NEED TO REBUILD MOMENTUM IN 2022 AND BEYOND. SECOND, IT PROVIDES SOME CUTS THAT WILL NEED TO BE RESTORED IN FUTURE YEARS.

AGAIN, THIS IS A THOUGHTFUL MEASURE, BASED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF COVID-19 WILL IMPROVE IN MID TO LATE 2021. I WANT TO GIVE A SPECIAL

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SHOUT-OUT TO OUR ROWLETT EMPLOYEES.

THIS YEAR HAS BEEN ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT WITH COVID-19, AND THE CHANGES TO WORK SCHEDULES, CLEANING DISINFECTING ROUTINES AND VIRTUAL MEETINGS. TO SAY THAT OUR TEAM HAS GONE OABOVE AND BEYOND IS TO MINIMIZE THE HARD WORK, DEDICATION AND INNOVATION THAT OUR EMPLOYEES HAVE DEMONSTRATED SINCE DAY 1.

I AM EXTREMELY GRATEFUL TO EACH ONE.

THEY HAVE A CHOICE AS TO WHERE THEY WORK.

AND I APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE CHOSEN ROWLETT.

THERE ARE TWO ISSUES THAT MUST BE SOLVED FOR IN 2021.

ONE, AND THIS IS IN THE GENERAL FUND, A $734,000 REVENUE SHORTFALL AND CONTRACTUAL INCREASES AND THE CITY'S PORTION OF THE SAFER GRANT. THIS MEANS WE HAD TO SOLVE FOR $1.6 MILLION IN 2021, NOT EASY TO DO IN THIS PANDEMIC ENVIRONMENT. WE HAVE OPTIONS THAT WE DID NOT HAVE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE GREAT RECESSION.

AS A RESULT, WHILE WE ARE RECOMMENDING NO RAISES AND NO NEW POSITIONS WE ARE NOT CONSIDERING FURLOUGHS OR ELIMINATING POSITIONS. AS THE CITY MANAGER I HAVE ALREADY STARTED RELEASING SOME OF THE CURRENT VACANT POSITIONS, AND ONCE I SEE THE JUNE SALES TAX NUMBERS, I HOPE TO RELEASE SOME MORE POSITIONS IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER.

MY GOAL WOULD BE THAT BY OCTOBER, THAT WE ARE FILLING ALL THE VACANT POSITIONS THAT WE HAVE.

BUT WHAT IT WILL MEAN IN 2021, THERE WILL STILL BE SOME THINGS THAT WE NEED TO DO. THERE ARE SOMETHING PROGRAMS THAT WE'RE RECOMMENDING TO DEFER.

WE ARE PROPOSING TO CONTINUE TO FREEZE TRAVEL.

WE ARE ALSO PROPOSING TO USE THE SURPLUS THAT WE BELIEVE WILL BE GENERATED IN THIS YEAR, AND THEN WE WANT TO PRESERVE THE EXCESS SURPLUS FROM 2019 IN CASE THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF COARCHED IS S WORSE THAN PREDICTED. ROWLETT HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE AND AFTER BEING YEARS OF A BLIP ON THE MAP ROWLETT IS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ITS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND CAPITALIZING ON ITS LOCATION IN DFW.

THE PGBT AND DART LIGHT RAIL WE HAVE THE TRANSPORTATION VENUES WE NEED TO BRING PEOPLE TO ROWLETT AND WITH OUR COMMUNITY LAND USE PLAN WE HAVE THE RIGHT VISION TO ENSURE THAT HIGH QUALITIES DEVELOPMENT AND BUSINESSES FIND A HOME IN ROWLETT. OUR CITIZENS WILL HAVE A NAWM OF OPPORTUNITIES THIS YEAR TO ENGAGE CITY COUNCIL WITH REGARD TO THE PROPOSED BUDGET AND THE TAX RATE.

FIRST, THERE ARE SCHEDULED WORKSHOPS ON AUGUST 10TH, 13TH, 24TH AND 27TH. WHERE THE CITY COUNCIL WILL GET MORE INTO THE DETAILS OF THE PROPOSAL.

SECOND, THERE ARE TWO FORMAL PUBLIC HEARINGS, ON AUGUST 18TH AND SEPTEMBER 14TH. FINALLY, CITY COUNCIL IS SCHEDULED TO ADOPT THE BUDGETS T AND THE ATTACHMENT RATE ON SEPTEMBER 15TH. I CAN'T END TONIGHT WITHOUT ACKNOWLEDGING THE HARD WORK OF MY TEAM WHO SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS OVER THE PAST NINE MONTHS TO HAVE DEVELOPED AND VET THIS PROPOSAL. SPECIFICALLY I WANT TO THANK WENDY BADGETT, (SAYING NAMES) AND THE ENTIRE EXECUTIVE TEAM FOR THEIR WORK ON THIS ABOUT DOCUMENT.

I AM TRULY FORTUNATE TO HAVE PEOPLE OF THEIR CALIBER ON MY TEAM. FINALLY I WANT TO THANK CITY COUNCIL AGAIN FOR THE LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE YOU CONTINUE TO PROVIDE OUR COMMUNITY AND THIS ORGANIZATION.

SO THANK YOU. MAYOR, THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION FOR TONIGHT. AND I KNOW WE HAVE MANY, MANY HOURS AHEAD OF US AS WE GO THROUGH THIS PROPOSAL.

WE'LL VET IT. BUT IN THE MEANTIME I CAN ANSWER

ANY QUESTIONS COUNCIL MAY HAVE. >> THANK YOU, BRIAN FOR THE SUMMARY PRESENTATION. LOTS OF INFORMATION.

LOTS OF INFORMATION WE DON'T HAVE.

I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR WHAT, EIGHT-PLUS YEARS NOW.

AND I DON'T EVER REMEMBER BEING IN SUCH AN UNCERTAIN POSITION AT THIS STAGE AOF THE GAME. STAGE OF THE GAME.YOU'VE BEEN IL YOUR LIFE AND WOULD YOU SAY THIS FOR YOUR ENTIRE CAREER, ISN'T

THAT TRUE? >> YES, IT IS MA'AM.

>> TO COUNCIL, TO THE PUBLIC, WE'LL WORK THROUGH THIS.

IT'S JUST GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME AND IT'S GOING TO TAKE SOME PATIENCE AND IT'S GOING DO TAKE SOMETHING UNDERSTANDING THAT WE SOME UNDERSTANDING THAT WE DON'T HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS RIGHT NOW.

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WE'RE GOING TO GET THEM TODAY LATE TIME AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO BE ABLE TO MANEUVER AND MOVE QUICKLY.

THIS AMOUNT OF UNCERTAINTY IN THE TAX BASE IS JUST PRETTY AMAZING. AND SOME OF IT'S CAUSED BY THE LEGISLATIVE CHANGES. SOME OF IT'S CAUSED BY COVID-19.

SO SORRY ABOUT THAT, COUNCIL ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS FIT? WE HAVE LOTS OF UPCOMING MEETINGS TO HAVE THOSE COMMENTS.

THANK YOU EVERYBODY ELSE. LEAS ITEM ON OUR AGENDA, 5C,

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

UPDATE UH UPDATE FROM THE CITY COUNCIL AND MUMGHT FINANCIAL POSITION, MAJOR PROJECTS, OPERATIONAL ISSUES, UPCOMING DATES OF INTEREST AND ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST.

WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING SCHEDULED, ANYTHING OTHER ITEMS? I WILL TAKE THAT AS A 92. WE WILL GO TO THE CITIZENS INPIT. THIS IS A SECTION OF THE MEETING WHERE CITIZENS CAN PROVIDE INPUT ON ANY TOPIC.

YOU HAVE TO LIMIT YOUR PRESENTATION TO OR THE RIDING OF YOUR TOPIC TO THREE MINUTES. AND YOU HAVE TO PROVIDE THOSE COMMENTS AHEAD OF THE MEETING. I HAVE ONE ITEM -- LET ME LOOK AT SOMETHING. LAURA, I HAVE AN ITEM THAT MIGHT BE PART OF THE PUBLIC HEARING ON 8C OR 8D BUT IT ALSO MIGHT JUST BE CITIZENS COMMENT. DO YOU KNOW WHAT I'M REFERRING

TO? >> I DO.

DO YOU WAND TO GO AHEAD AND READ IT HERE JUST IN CASE?

>> I THINK I DO. THIS MIGHT BE PRESENTED TONIGHT AS A RESULT OF US CONSIDERING 8C AND 8D BUT I'LL GO AHEAD AND READ IT AS A RESULT OF CITIZEN INPUT.

>> ROWLETT CITY COUNCIL, I'M LIBBY SCARLET, I'M CURRENTLY INVOLVED WITH MSW PROGRAM WITH TEXAS A&M COMMERCE.

I'D LIKE TO SHARE A PROPOSAL WITH YOU REGARDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING. THE ISSUE REGARDING ROWLETT YOU AS WELL AS DIFFERENT TERRITORIES IS THAT OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

WITH THE MEDIAN ASSET PRICES AND COST OF HOMES MOVING HIGHER THERE IS A LI LIKELIHOOD THAT FAMILIES NEEDING TO BE LIVING IN ROWLETT MAY BE PRICED OUT OF THE MARKET.

WHEN SEARCHING I WAS DIRECTED TO A PUBLIC HOUSING WEBSITE WITH POSSIBLE LOCATION OF LOW INCOME HOMES.

UNFORTUNATELY THERE WERE NONE LISTED IN THE CITY OF ROWLETT.

INCREDIBLY ALL THE HOMES WERE LOCATED IN NEARBY GARLAND, TEXAS. BLOCK GRANT, REALIZE THAT THIS PROGRAM MAY NEED TO BE SUPPLEMENTED WITH OTHERS IN ORDER TO SUMMIT OUR LOW INCOME COMPANIES.

EXTRA STATE AND GOVERNMENTAL AWARD RESERVES WHICH WILL INCLUDE HOME PROGRAM FUNDS, ALL WHILE PROMISING DIFFERENT ASSOCIATIONS TO EFFECTIVELY LOOK FOR EXTERNAL FUNDING RESOURCES AND HAVING THE CAPACITY TO GIVE CURRENT AND SIGNIFICANT DATA TO RESIDENTS IN A POWERFUL AND CONVENIENT WAY WITH RESPECT TO NETWORK ASSETS AND ISSUES. THIS PROGRAM GIVES GRANTS AND AWARDS TO STATES AND REGIONS THAT NETWORKS USE TO BE THE MOST HOPEFUL PROGRAM THAT ROWLETT COULD IMPLEMENT AND USE.

THIS PROGRAM IS REGULARLY IN ASSOCIATION WITH NEIGHBORHOOD NOT FOR PROFIT GATHERINGS, INCLUDING BUILDING, PURCHASING AS WELL AS RESTORING AFFORDABLE LODGING FOR LEASE OR HOME HE OWNERSHIP OR GIVING DIRECT RENTAL HELP TO LOW SALARY INDIVIDUALS. HOME IS THE BIGGEST FEDERAL BLOCK GRANT TO STATE AND NEARBY GOVERNMENTS STRUCTURED TO MAKE ONLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING LOW SALARY AND AFFORDABLE UNITS.

THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK BEFORE YOU ALL.

THAT WAS THE ONLY ITEM I HAVE THAT WAS A CITIZEN INPUT ITEM.

[7. CONSENT AGENDA]

AT THIS TIME WE WILL MOVE TO OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

WE HAVE ONE ITEM PULLED FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION AND THAT WAS ITEM 7B AND IF YOU WOULD LAUER ARIZONA READ THE REMAINING ITEMS INTRO THE RECORD.

OKAY. BEAR WITH ME JUST A MOMENT .

OKAY. 7A APPROVINGS MINUTES.

7C, CONSIDER A RESOLUTION FOR ALLEY RECONSTRUCTION.

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7D, CONSIDER A RESOLUTION FOR ALLEY RECONSTRUCTION.

7E CONSIDER A RESOLUTION FOR ADVANCED FUNDING AGREEMENT WITH TXDOT. 7F, CONSIDER A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING BRIDGE NAMING. 7 G CONSIDER A RESOLUTION FOR BACKUP DATA STORAGE. 7H CONSIDER A RESOLUTION FOR FIRST RESPONDER REST OPERATORS. AND SEARCH I CONSIDER A RESOLUTION FOR OF FIRST RESPONDR DECONTAMINATION SYSTEM.

>> THANK YOU LAURA. I WILL CONSIDER A MOTION.

>> MOTION TO CONSIDER CONSENT ITEMS.

>> DO I HAVE A SECOND? >> SECOND.

>> ALL THOSE IN FAVOR RAISE YOUR HAND.

[7B. Consider a resolution for a Professional Services Agreement. Consider action to approve a resolution executing a professional services agreement in the amount of $50,000 with Lake Flato Architects for landscape and architectural design services associated with the Dan Roberts Environmental Learning Center (DRELC) and authorizing the Mayor to execute the necessary documents for said services.]

THOSE ITEMS PASS 6-0. >> APPROVE A RESOLUTIONS EXECUTING A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF 50,000, FOR LANDSCAPE AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN CONCEPTS, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE SUCH DOCUMENTS FOR SAID SERVICES. MARTHA I'LL START OFF WITH HOW DID I BUTCHER THIS ARCHITECT'S FLAME?

>> YOU GET IT 100% CORRECT. IT IS LAKE FLATO, MATT CONFIRMED THAT WITH ME EARLIER IN THE WEEK.

CONGRATULATIONS. >> ANDY ARE YOU TAKING THIS ONE?

>> I WILL SURE. MARTHA AND MARK ENGINE ARE HERE.

WE HAVE A SHORT PRESENTATION JUST TO KIND OF LAY THIS OUT.

SO NOW IT'S TIME. TONIGHT WE ARE GOING TO ASK TO APPROVE A CONTRACT WITH LAKE FLATO.

THIS PROJECT WAS FUNDED IN THE 2018 BOND FUNDING.

THAT'S WHEN THE ACTUAL FUNDING WAS PASSED.

THERE IS $250,000 ALLOCATED IN THIS PROJECT.

$50,000 WAS ALLOCATED FOR DESIG? THE PICTURE IS THE WRONG PICTURE. I'M NOT SURE HOW THAT PICTURE ENDED UP ON THERE. IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE THE ELC.

NOT THE LAKE FRONT. I'M NOT EVEN SURE WHERE THAT PICTURE CAME FROM. THAT WAS STUCK IN THERE UNINTENTIONALLY. BUT IT IS FOR THE ELC PROPERTY WHICH IS ON CHEESIER ROAD SO 50,000 FOR DESIGN AND 200,000 IS A FUNDRAISING MATCH IS WHAT WAS ALLOCATED BY CITY COUNCIL IN THE 2018 BOND. SORRY LAWRS AH GO AHEAD.

LAURA GO AHEAD. >> SO THE COPY AND TIME LINE FOR THE PROJECT THEY WILL DO DATA COLLECTION AND ASSESSMENT THAT WILL TAKE APPROXIMATELY TWO WEEKS, THEY'LL DO A DISCOVERY WORKSHOP. THERE IS A TASK FORCE FORM OWORK THROUGH THE DESIGN OF THIS PROJECT SO THE DISCOVERY WORKSHOP WILL INCLUDE THE TASK FORCE, AND OTHER KEY STAKEHOLDERS, THAT WILL BE A ONE DAY KIND OF ONLINE MEETING.

WE DID BASE MOST OF THIS AROUND ONLINE MEETINGS, GIVEN THE CURRENT MEETING SITUATION. THEY'LL THEN SPEND, WE'LL HAVE A PUBLIC MEETING TO GET ENGAGEMENT AND PRESENTATION FROM THE PUBLIC AND FROM ALL OUR OTHER STAKEHOLDERS.

THEY'LL SPEND ABOUT SIX WEEKS DOING THE MASTER PLAN DEVELOPMENT, THEY WILL PROVIDE US WITH A SUMMARY REPORT OF THAT MASTER PLAN AND THEN A COUPLE OF WEEKS DOING A DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY. AND SO REALLY OUR CONTRACT WITH LAKE FLATO TAKES US UP TO SITE PLANS PANNED DESIGNS AND WE'LL TAKE A SHORT PAUSE AND START FUNDRAISING FOR THE ACTUAL BUILDING OF THE AMENITIES THAT WILL BE ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER SITE AND THEN GO BACK TO LAKE FLATO FOR SOME ADDITIONAL WORK. AND THEY HAVE THOSE OPTIONS IN THEIR CONTRACT AS WELL. SO FUTURE YOU STEPS INCLUDE FUNDRAISING AND THEN THE BEGINNING OF THE PHASED BUILDING OF THE PROJECT. I BELIEVE NEXT SLIDE LAURA TALKS ABOUT FUNDRAISING. THIS IS GOING TO BE A GREAT PARTNERSHIP WITH CITY OF ROWLETT BEAUTIFUL AND KEEP ROWLETT BEAUTIFUL. I KNOW MARK WAS HERE TO SPEAK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT TOO. WE WILL USE THE 50,000 OF THE PROPOSED AMOUNT TOWARD THIS CONTRACT AND THEN KEEP ROWLETT BEAUTIFUL WILL PARTNER WITH US AND CONTRIBUTE THE REMAINING 28,000 FOR A TOTAL OF $78,000 TO GET US THROUGH THE DESIGN PROCESS. I DID MAKE A NOTE THERE.

IT WAS $250,000 AND WE SPENT JUST A LITTLE BIT OF THAT PUBLISHING WITH DALLAS MORNING NEWS FOR THE PROJECT.

I DIDN'T WANT ANYONE TO THINK THAT MONEY WAS ACTUALLY MISSING.

MARK, IF YOU ARE STILL HERE TO SAY A FEW WORDS FOR THE PROJECT

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FOR KRB. >> THANK YOU ANGIE.

THIS HAS REALLY BEEN AN EXCITING TIME FOR KEEP ROWLETT BEAUTIFUL.

ON BEHALF OF THE KEEP ROWLETT BEAUTIFUL BOARD AND MYSELF, WE ARE FINALLY EXCITED THAT WE CAN COME BEFORE CITY COUNCIL TO MOVE FORWARD ON THE DAN ROBERTS ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER.

OVER THE PAST I'LL PROBABLY SAY 20 YEARS WE HAVE BEEN SET AGO SIDE CHARITABLE BI BINGEO FUNDSO BE USED FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER. THE MONEY LEFT OVER WILL BE USED FOR HIRING A ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT.

THE MAIN THING IS THAT WHEN WE START TO LOOK FOR FUNDRAISING, MOST OF OUR FUNDRAISING OOPS WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH GRANT MONEYS AND THEN WORK WITH A FUND RAISER WHO IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTERS.

SO WE'RE EXCITED. THE DAN ROBERTS ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER WILL CERTAINLY BE AN IMPORTANT ASSET FOR OUR COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY FOR STUDENTS, FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES. TO BE EDUCATED ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF SUSTAINING THE ENVIRONMENT.

WE HAVE A DREAM AND WE WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT IT COMES TRUE SO WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS.

WE KNOW WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK AHEAD OF US BUT WE'VE BEEN DOING A LOT OF PLANNING SO WE ARE LOOKING TO MOVE FORWARD.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH MARK. THIS IS AN EXCITING PROJECT.

WE HAVE SPENT A LONG TIME WORKING ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER PROPERTY AND WE'RE EXCITED TO FINALLY BE ABLE TO PUT TOGETHER A DESIGN FOR THAT PROPERTY.

AND WE WILL BE BACK IN FRONT OF COUNCIL AND WE WILL BE IN FRONT OF THE PUBLIC ASKING FOR INPUT. AND I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, ANGIE. AND I APPRECIATE MARK BEING HERE AND OFFERING THAT. ALSO, COUNCIL DO YOU HAVE ANY QUIQUESTIONS FOR ANGIE OR MARK R COMMENTS?

>> WELL, WOULD I JUST SAY THAT I TOO AM VERY EXCITED TO SEE THIS PROJECT BEGIN TO TAKE SHAPE AND BECOME A REALITY.

THANKS TO THIS CITY AND OUR CITY ATTORNEY FOR ALL THE HARD WORK THAT THEY DID IN SECURING THE PROPERTY FOR US.

IT TOOK QUITE A BIT OF TIME AND EFFORT TO DO THAT TO GET DALLAS COUNTY AND THE GIS, THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO SIGN OFF ON THIS PROPERTY SO THAT IT COULD BE USED FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER. AND THEY, TOO, ARE EXCITED ABOUT HAVING AN AMENITY AND A FACILITY LIKE THIS, AND IN OUR REGION, THERE'S REALLY NOT ONE LIKE IT. AND SO WE EXPECT IT TO BE WELL USED A WITH BY OUR COMMUNITY AND BY OUR STUDENTS OF ALL AGES.

CAN A AND JUST VERY EXCITED TO SEE THIS FORNTD STEP THAT WE'RE

TAKING TONIGHT. >> AGREED, AGREED.

ALL RIGHT. TILT I WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

I'LL LET YOU MAKE THAT MOTION MARTHA.

>> THANK THANK YOU VERY MUCH, T. I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION

THAT WE APPROVE ITEM SINB. >> DO I HAVE A SECOND?

>> I'LL SECOND. >> ALL IN FAVOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. THAT PASSES 6-0 AND WE ARE ON OUR WAY. THANKS Y'ALL.

>> THANK YOU. >> THE NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA

[8A. Conduct a public hearing and take action on a request by Kevin Harrell, Skorburg Company, on behalf of property owner Brian Hiatt, Cornerstone Assembly of God, to rezone the subject property from Single-Family Residential (SF-10) District and Limited Office (O-1) District to Planned Development (PD) District for Single-Family Residential (SF-5) Uses to develop the site with 99 single-family homes and 2 common area lots. The 21.65-acre site is located on the west side of Dalrock Road, approximately 760 feet south of Schrade Road, in the City of Rowlett, Dallas County, Texas.]

IS ITEM 8A. WE ACTUALLY WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF A PUBLIC HEARING ON THIS IN OUR LAST MEETING.

DO I NEED TO READ THE ITEM INTO THE RECORD DAVID? ITEM 8A CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING AND TAKE ACTION OFTEN A REQUEST BY KEVIN HARRELL CAN SKORBURG COMPANY CHEM ON BEHALF OF THE PROPERTY OWNER BRIAN HIATT, CORNERSTONE ASSEMBLY OF GOD, TO DEVELOP THE SITE WITH 99 SINGLE FAMILY HOMES AND TWO COMMON AREA LOTS. THE 21.65 ACRE SITE IS LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF DALROCK APPROXIMATELY 760 FEET SOUTH OF SCHRADE ROAD IN THE CITY OF ROWLETT, DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS.

WE WERE IN THE MIDDLE UF THIS HEARING WHEN I HAD TO ADJOURN THE MEETING DUE TO COUNCILMEMBERS NO LONGER ABLE TO ATTEND. AND WE ACTUALLY HAVE ANOTHER SITUATION TONIGHT WHERE WE ONLY HAVE SIX COUNCILMEMBERS.

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THIS ITEM REQUIRES A SUPERMAJORITY VOTE WHICH MEANS IT HAS TO PASS WITH AT LEAST SIX YES VOTES OR IT DOES NOT PASS BECAUSE IT WAS RECOMMENDED FOR DENIAL BY THE F AND Z BOARD ON A SEVEN-ZERO VOTE. SO I HAVE ASKED, WHO'S

REPRESENTING SKORBURG TONIGHT? >> THIS IS DOOMED DUCHEC FOR

SKORBURG COMPANY. >> I HAVE THROUGH STAFF LET SKORBURG KNOW IF WE WERE IN A SIMILAR SITUATION TONIGHT, ASKING IF THEY WANTED TO PROCEED OR NOT.

THIS IS NOT THEIR DECISION THIS IS COUNCIL'S DECISION BUT I DID WANT SKORBURG TO HAVE AT LEAST AN OPINION ON THIS.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE IF WE CAN COME TO AGREEMENT ON THAT?

>> THANK YOU MAYOR. WE ARE OPEN, SINCE WE LITERALLY HAVE THE SIX PRESENT TONIGHT, (INAUDIBLE) FOR PASSAGE OF THE SUPERMAJORITY. BUT IF THE COUNCIL WOULD BE SO KIND AS TO CONSIDER IT, AND OUR PREFERENCE WHICH WOULD BE I'D RESPECTFULLY REQUEST TO BE REFERRED BACK TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION FOR RECONSIDERATION IN LIGHTS OF SIGNIFICANT ENHANCEMENTS THAT OVER THE COURSE OF THE DISCUSSION WE DID GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE WITH COUNCIL AT THE LAST MEETING WHICH WOULD HAVE INCORPORATED FIVE THINGS, AND MY BEHAVES FOR BASIS FORTHE REQUEST, INCLUDING INCREASING THE MINIMUM HOUSE SIZE FROM 1500 SQUARE FEET TO 1850 SQUARE FEET.

SO IT EXCEEDED THE MINIMUM SQUARE FOOTAGES OF BOTH SIDES ADJOINING THE PENINSULA. IN THE SECOND ITEM THAT WAS REQUESTED OF COUNTY WHICH WE'LL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO INCORPORATE TO WHATEVER COUNCIL WOULD WANT, TO ALL THE HOMES THAT WOULD ABUT THE EXISTING RESIDENTS ON TO PENINSULA ON THE SOUTH AND WEST OF THE PROPERTY WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO INCREASE THE MINIMUM REAR SET BACK FROM 10 FEET TO 20 FEET WHICH IS ONE SUGGESTION WE WHICH WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO DO THAT, OR A HYBRID OF THE OFFENSE HE WHICH IF THE COUNCIL WOULD BE OPEN TO HAVE ONE OR TWO STORY WE COULD DO SINGLE STORIES WITH A TEN FOOT MINIMUM OR TWO STORIES WOULD BE REQUIRED TO HAVE A 20 FOOT MINIMUM REAR SET BACK. AND WE'RE OPEN TO WHICHEVER OPTION COUNCIL WOULD WANT. IS AND THEN THE THIRD THING WOULD BE ADDING HARD SCAPE AND SOFT SCAPE ENHANCEMENTS TO THE DALDALROCK ROAD, WE CANNOT SUBMT THIS INFORMATION BECAUSE THE ITEM BEFORE YOU IS WHAT WE HAVE BUT WE HAVE SPENT THAT TIME AND WOULD BE ABLE TO SUBMIT THAT TO STAFF IF COUNCIL WOULD REMAND US BACK TO T AND Z. TREE PRESERVATION AREA AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE SUBDIVISION AND THE FIFTH THING IS WE ALSO INCREASED THE SIDEWALK WIDTH, REINSTALL THAT FOR THE FIVE FOOT TO COMPLY WITH THE RDC.

SO BECAUSE TONIGHT IS A CONTINUATION, WE ARE AGAIN ALLOWED TO SUBMITTAL THIS INFORMATION TO YOU FOR TONIGHT, WE WILL -- WE'RE HAPPY AND WILLING AND LOOKING FORWARDS TO THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO IF WE CAN GO BACK TO THE P AND Z WITH

YOUR APPROVAL, THANK YOU. >> YES, SORRY ABOUT THESE UNUSUAL SITUATIONS, AND COUNCIL IT IS TOTALLY UP TO US IF WE WANT TO ACT ON THE APPLICATION AS IT CURRENTLY STANDS.

DAVID, I SENSE SOME OVEN COMFORTABLENESS IN YOUR MOVEMENTS. DO YOU WANT TO CHIME IN HERE?

>> I'M NOT BECAUSE I'M IN AGREEMENT WITH YOU.

IT'S COUNCIL'S CALL AS DO WHETHER TO REMAND IT.

THE LAST TIME WE LEFT OFF WE CUT OFF THE PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE WE CONCLUDED IT. SO IF THE CAN COUNCIL WERE INCLINED TO CONTINUE THEN YOU WOULD SIMPLY PROCEED WITH THE PUBLIC HEARING AND TAKE TESTIMONY.

OTHERWISE YOU CAN CUT THAT OFF ENTIRELY AND WITH I GUESS A MOTION IN BOTH TO REMAND IT BACK TO THE PLANNINGS AND ZONING COMMISSION WITHOUT FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

>> WELL I MEAN THE OPTION ET CETERA, LET ME JUST SEE IF I UNDERSTAND THE OPTIONS. THE OPTIONS ARE VOTING TO REMAND IT BACK TO P AND Z OR EXTENDING THE PUBLIC HEARING TO THE NEXT

MEETING. >> YOU COULD RECOMMENCE THE

PUBLIC HEARING OR -- >> HANG ON.

OR WE COULD PROCEED WITH THE APPLICATION TONIGHT.

>> YES. >> BUT WE COULD DEFER THE CURRENT APPLICATION TO THE NEXT MEETING ALSO.

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CAN. >> I WOULD SUGGEST THAT IF YOU WERE INCLINED TO DO THAT THAT UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES, YOU WOULD TAKE TESTIMONY, YOU WOULD RECOMMENCE THE PUBLIC HEARING, TAKE TESTIMONY, CONCLUDE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND LOOK TO THE COUNCIL TO TABLE CONSIDERATION AND ACTION.

AT THE NEXT MEETING WE WILL HAVE ANOTHER PUBLIC HEARING WE JUST WON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE EXPENSIVE PUBLICATION AND CAN NOTIFICATION PROCESS. IF YOU WANT TO CONTINUE IT FOR THE NEXT MEETING MY RECOMMENDATION IS THAT YOU RECOMMENCE THE PUBLIC HEARING, TAKE TESTIMONY, CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND THEN TABLE CONSIDERATION AND ACTION TO THE

NEXT MEETING. >> ANDWHY WOO WE DO THAT THIS WAY THIS TIME AND NOT THAT WAY LAST TIME?

>> LAST TIME WE CUT THEM OFF IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PUBLIC HEARING, WE HAD TWO COUNCILMEMBERS WHO SIMPLY SIGNED OFF BECAUSE OF ILLNESS. SO LAST TIME WAS A BIT OF

UNUSUAL AND ODD CIRCUMSTANCE. >> OKAY.

>> THIS TIME, NOT SO MUCH. >> OKAY.

SO I'M SORRY, I WAS WATCHING DAVID AND I DON'T KNOW WHO RAISED THEIR HANDS FIRST, MARTHA OR BLAKE.

I'LL CALL ON MARTHA THIS TIME. >> IF WE REMAND THIS WAY BACK WILL WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH ALL THE PUBLICATIONS AGAIN?

>> YES. >> DID YOU WANT TO SAY

SOMETHING? >> FOR THE RECORD, I DID TALK EARLIER TODAY AND JUST NOR THE RECORD WE'RE MORE THAN HAPPY TO REPAY AND COVER ANY EXPENSES OF ANY RENOTIFICATION IF THE COUNCIL WILL AFFORD US THE OPPORTUNITY.

>> JUST GOOD TO KNOW THANK YOU. >> IS THAT IT MARTHA?

>> YES. >> BLAKE.

>> YES. I WAS WANTING TO MAKE A MOTION UNLESS OTHER COUNCIL HAD OTHER COMMENT.

>> LET'S SEE IF THERE ARE ANY OTHER COMMENTS FIRST.

OKAY BLAKE. >> I WILL MAKE A MOTION TO REMAND IF PROJECT BACK TO PLANNING AND ZONING.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION. MARTHA.

>> I'LL SECOND. >> MOTION AND SECOND.

ANY DISCUSSION? OKAY MARTHA YOU STILL HAVE YOUR HAND UP. DID YOU HAVE DISCUSSION?

>> NO. I'M SORRY.

>> OKAY. SO WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

AND THAT PASSES 6-0. SORRY FOR THE DELAY GUYS.

>> THANK YOU COUNCIL. >> ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, GOOD EVENING TO EVERYONE.

[8B. Consider and take action regarding an Alternative Landscaping Plan to: 1. Reduce the minimum required area for the primary and secondary entryway features, and 2. Eliminate the requirement for a masonry wall along Big A Road. The 17.07-acre site is located approximately 2,600 feet east of the Intersection of Rowlett Road and Big A Road in the City of Rowlett, Dallas County, Texas.]

ON THAT ITEM NOT EVERYONE. 8B, CONSIDER AND TAKE ACTION REGARDING AN ALTERNATIVE LANDSCAPING PLAN TO ONE, REDUCE THE MINIMUM REQUIRED AREA OF THE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY ENTRY WAY FEATURES, 7 17.07 ACRE SITE IS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 2600 FEET EAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF ROWLETT ROAD AND B A ROAD IN THE

CITY OF ROWLETT, TEXT. >>> WE CAN DIVE RIGHT INTO SLIDE 2. IS THANK YOU LAURA.

YOU CAN SEE THE AREA DESIGNATED IN RED IS THE SUBJECT PROPERTY.

THE APPLICANT WILL BE PROCEEDING TO DEVELOP THE PROPERTY IN LINE WITH THE EXISTING ZONING ON THAT SITE WITH SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES OR HOMES, APPROXIMATELY 33 RESIDENTIAL LOTS WITH COMMON AREAS WITHIN THE REDEVELOPMENT ITSELF.

IT DOES HAVE FLOOD PLANE THAT TRAVELS THROUGH THE PROPERTY AS WELL. AS THE APPLICANT IS MOVING FORWARD TO FORMALIZE THEIR PROGRAM, THEY CAME FORWARD AND ARE REQUESTING NOW AN ALTERNATIVE LANDSCAPE PLAN TO REDUCE THE MINIMUM REQUIRED AREA FOR A PRIMARY ENTRY WAY AND A SECONDARY ENTRY WAY. ACCESS TO THIS PROPERTY IS OBVIOUSLY OFF OF BIG A ROAD AND THERE WILL BE TWO PROPOSED ACCESS POINTS, INGRESS AND EGRESS ROAD.

IN ADDITION TO THAT THE APPLICANT IS ALSO SEEKING A VARIANCE OR REQUESTING THE ELIMINATION OF A REQUIREMENT FOR A MASONRY WALL ALONG BIGA DEVELOPMENT.

SUCH AS THESE WITH THE MASONRY WALL.

AND NEXT SLIDE PLEASE LAURA. SUBJECT PROPERTY IS

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APPROXIMATELY 17 ACRES IN AREA. IT IS IRREGULARLY SHAPED TO SOME EXTENT. IT ABUT AN EXISTING RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD. NEXT WE HAVE NONRESIDENTIAL USES AND CEMETERY TO THE OF IT. IT IS ENCUMBERED BY APPROXIMATELY 3.6 OR 3.7 ACRES OF FLOOD PLANE THAT I MENTIONED EARLIER AND I ALSO IDENTIFIED THE POINTS OF ACCESS TO THIS SITE. AND THIS PRIMARILY, THIS DISCUSSION POINT IS TO GIVE YOU SOME BEARING AS IT RELATES TO THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE ALAURA.

IF INTERNT OF THIS SLIDE IS TO PROVIDE YOU A VISUAL AID OF WHAT THE REQUIREMENTS ARE FOR A PRIMARY ENTRY FEATURE.

AND THE RDC STATES THAT 4800 SQUARE FEET OF LANDSCAPE AREA HAS TO BE PROVIDED, OR IS REQUIRED, ON I'VE SIDE OF THE STREET. SO YOU CAN SEE THAT INTERNAL STREET THERE AND THE PINK AREA OR THE PEACH AREA YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN IS THE REQUIREMENT. IT IS AN 80 BY 40 FEET AREA THAT IS REQUIRED I CALL IT OUT AS RED WHICH TOTALS 3200 SQUARE FEET AND AN ADDITIONAL AREA THAT YOU SEE IN BLUE OF 1600 SQUARE FEET IS REQUIRED ON EACH SIDE OF THAT ENTRY FEATURE.

AND OF COURSE THERE ARE SOME TREE PLANTING REQUIREMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THAT AND 75% OF LANDSCAPING IS ALSO REQUIRED.

NOW IF THE CHOICE OF THE DEVELOPER IF THEY DECIDE TO INSTALL AN ENTRY, A MEDIAN ENTRY WAY THEN THERE IS A REQUIREMENT FOR THAT, FROM A DIMENSIONAL PERSPECTIVE OF 40 BY 24 FEET.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE LAURA. AND THEK THE SECOND REQUIREMENT FOR A SECONDARY -- I BEG YOUR PARDON, FOR SECONDARY ENTRY FEATURE, THE SQUARE FOOT REQUIREMENT IS 3200 SQUARE FEET OF LANDSCAPE AREA WITH THE 80 BY 40 FOOT DIMENSION THAT TOTALS 3200 SQUARE FEET AND THEN THE TREE PLANTING REQUIREMENT.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. SO THE INTENT OF THE ILLUSTRATION THERE IS TO PROVIDE A VISUAL AID AS TO WHAT THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING TO DO. SO YOU CAN SEE THE PRIMARY ENTRY WAY THERE AND YOU CAN SEE THAT THERE IS A MEDIAN OPENING AND THEY'VE SHOWN LANDSCAPING ALONG EACH SIDE OF THAT ENTRY FEATURE.

SO THE APPLICANT INSTEAD IS PROPOSING 9361 SQUARE FEET A OF LANDSCAPED ASIA AND THEY'VE ALSO PROVIDED THE DIMENSION OF THE WEST SIDE WHICH IS 68, APPROXIMATELY 69 FEET.

AND 29 -- AND 29 FEET WIDE. AND THEN TO THE EASTERN COMPONENT IT'S 68 FEET SEVEN INCHES IN DEPTH BY 17 INCHES IN WINDOW. THEY ARE ALSO APPROPRIATION 53% LANDSCAPE AREA AND 43% SOD AREA. THE MEDIAN THAT THEY'RE PROPOSING IS 65 FEET AND TWO INCHES IN DEPTH BY TEN FEET IN WINDOW. WIDTH.

WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS YOU CAN TELL THE TOTAL REQUIREMENT FOR 9600 SQUARE FEET OF LANDSCAPE AREA IS REQUIRED AND AGAIN THOSE DIMENSIONAL REQUIREMENTS ARE LESS RESTRICTIVE IN THEIR PROPOSAL. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE LAURA.

AS FAR AS THE SECONDARY ENTRY FEATURE THE PROPOSAL IS FOR 6367 SQUARE FEET AOF LANDSCAPE AREA AS YOU CAN SEE ON THAT ILLUSTRATION OR THEIR PLANS AND THEN THE DIMENSIONS ARE DESCRIBED AS WELL AS IN ADDITION TO THE LANDSCAPING ELEMENTS THAT THEY'RE PROPOSING. SO I BEG YOUR PARDON.

THE THE WESTERN EXPONENT PROPOSED AT 77 FEET AND TEN INCHES IN DEPTH AND 17 FEET IN WIDTH AND THE EASTERN COMPONENT IS AT 81 FEET AND EIGHT INCHES IN DEPTH BY 17 FEET IN WIDTH AND THEN A REDUCED AREA OF LANDSCAPING OF 52%.

LAURA FLEX SLIDE PLEASE. SO WHEN WE CONSIDER ALTERNATIVE PLANS OR ALTERATIONS OR DEVIATIONS TO THE ROWLTD LANDSCAPING PLAN. WE DO CONSIDER THE GEOGRAPHY FEATURES AS WELL. MINIMUM OF SIX FEET IN HEIGHT IS WRIERD FOR ALL RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS, THAT HAVE A SIDE OR REAR YARD DIRECTLY ADJACENT TO A RIGHT-OF-WAY AND IN THIS INSTANCE THAT SPAIRNL ELEMENT DOES EXIST.

SPATIAL ELEMENT DOES CAN EXIST.

THE PROPONENT IS PROPOSING TO HAVE A FINALLY FOOT ALANDSCAPE BUFFER ADJACENT TO THAT WITH TREE PINES.

NEXT SLIDE. THE APPLICANT'S JUSTIFICATION FOR THE VARIANCE, ONE IS TO MARRY THE ADJACENT SINGLE FAMILY

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SUBDIVISION LINEAR LANDSCAPING FEATURE AND TO BEHAVIORAL MIRROR THAT DEPTH OF LANDSCAPE AREA AND PRIMARILY ANOTHER ELEMENT THAT THEY DID BRING UP AT THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION MEETING WAS TO PRESERVE THE FLOOD PLANE.

AND IF THEY WERE TO INCREASE THE AREA ARE FOR INSTANCE OF THE PRIMARY ENTRY FEE TO MEDIAN OR TO INCREASE THE LANDSCAPING ELEMENTS IN TERMS OF THE WIDTH AND THE DIMENSIONAL REQUIREMENTS IT WOULD EAT INTO THAT FLOOD PLANE AND COULD DISTURB THAT.

AND THEIR GOAL IS TO RETAIN THE INTEGRITY OF THE FLOOD PLANE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. AND INCREASING THE MEDIAN ENTRY WAY WILL RESULT IN A SHIFT IN THEIR DRIVE LOCATION AS THEY MENTIONED AND THEY FEEL IT COULD CAUSE SOME FORM OF SAFETY HAZARD ALONG BIG A READ FROM A SAFETY STANDPOINT.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. THIS APPLICATION WAS PRESENTED AND LAYERED BY THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION AT THEIR JUNE 23RD MEETING. THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION RECOMMENDED APPROVAL OF THE ALTERNATIVE LANDSCAPE PLAN WITH A 4-2 VOTE WITH A CONDITION THAT A WROTD IRON FENCE BE INSTALLED UNDER BIG A ROAD WHICH IS CONSISTENT WITH THE STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION AS FAR AS THE WROUGHT IRON COMPONENT OR FENCING SCREENING MECHANISM IS CONCERNED.

HOWEVER, STAFF DOES NOT RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE REQUEST TO REDUCE THE ENTRY WAY LANDSCAPE REQUIREMENTS.

THE PROPOSED ENTRY WAYS OR THE ELEMENTS PROPOSED FOR THOSE ENTRY WAYS DOES FALL SHORT IN PROVIDING THE LANDSCAPE FEATURES THAT ARE ENVISIONED BY THE ROWLETT CODE.

REALLY THE INTENT FOR THOSE DIMENSIONAL ELEMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTRY FEATURES FOR THE PRIMARY COMPONENT AND SECONDARY COMPONENT WAS TO CREATE THAT ENTRY WAY INTO THE SUBDIVISION HIGHLIGHTING THE PRIMARY FOCAL POINT OF THE SUSH DIVISION AS SS WELL. AND COMPLIANCE WITH THIS REQUIREMENT COULD BE ADDRESSED THROUGH PERHAPS A RECONFIGURATION OF LOTS OR REALLOCATION OF LOTS.

AND STAFF FEELS THEY DO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET THAT REQUIREMENT. OF COURSE WITH THE MASONRY SCREEN WALL, STAFF IS OF THE OPINION THAT A WROUGHT IRON FENCE AS WELL AS THE LANDSCAPING THEY ARE PROPOSING WOULD BE A BETTER ELEMENT. WITH THAT COUNCIL I'LL TRY AND ENTERTAIN ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE.

AND THE APPLICANT IS PRESENT AND I BELIEVE THEY ALSO HAVE A PRESENTATION AND BE ABLE TO ANSWER SOME OF YOUR QUESTIONS.

>> OKAY, THANK YOU. I GUESS BEFORE WE GO TO THE APPLICANT, MINOL DID P AND C CONSIDER SPLITTING THE TWO ISSUES ON THE VOTE? I THINK THEY -- NO, THEY DID NOT. THEY PRIMARY LUMPED IT TOGETHER AND SAID THEY WERE IN FAVOR OF THE MASONRIARY WALL BEING A WROUGHT IRON FENCE BE PROPOSED IN LIEU OF A MASONRIARY WALL AND THEN THEY APPROVED THE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCED LANDSCAPE FEATURES IN THE ENTRY WAY.

>> THANKS MINOL. MATT YOU RAISED YOUR HAND.

>> YES THANK YOU MINOL NOR THAT. HAVE THEY HAD AFTERNOON APPROVED

TREE REMOVAL PLAN FOR THAT? >> I BELIEVE THEY HAVE ONE IN THE WORKS, WE DIDN'T WANT TO GO AHEAD AND COME BACK AND SAY THESE ARE THE PARAMETERS. SO WE'RE TRYING TO IDENTIFY AND DETERMINE WHAT OPTIONS THEY HAVE FROM THIS PERSPECTIVE AND THEN I BELIEVE THEY SUBMITTED A TREE PLAN, WE'RE JUST LOOKING AT IT NOW. ITS E-IT'S UNDER REVIEW.

>> I'M LOOKING AT WHERE IT WAS SUBMITTED IN THE PACKET, SORRY SPRINGING THIS ON YOU NOW. ALL THE LANDSCAPING THEY CAN GET TO BE ABLE TO MEET THEIR TREE PRESERVATION STANDARDS.

SO I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT THEY CAN MOVE SOME LOTS AROUND HELP PRESERVE SOME OF THOSE TREES. OTHERWISE THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE A HEFTY MITIGATION FEE TO GO ALONG WITH IT.

SO I CAN BE IN SUPPORT OF THE WROUGHT IRON FENCE.

I DON'T THINK I WOULD BE IN SUPPORT OF REDUCING ANY OF THE LANDSCAPING ESPECIALLY DID IT IS GOING DO REDUCE ALL TREES THAT WOULD BE PUT IN. I THINK THEY NEED ALL THE SPACE THEY CAN GET. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU MATT. MARTHA.

>> YEP, I'M RIGHT ON TRACK WITH YOU MATT ON THAT.

SO THERE IS A 1 AND A TWOA IN THIS 8B CONSIDERATION.

BUT ARE YOU SAYING MINOL THAT WE DMOLT SPLITCANNOT SPLIT THE DECN THIS? BECAUSE I'M WITH MATT, I'M GOOD WITH THE WROUGHT IRON FENCE, I THINK THAT'S PREFERABLE TO THE

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MASONRIARY WALL BUT I WOULD NOT MASONRIARY WALL BUT I WOULD NOT BE IN FAVOR OF THE LANDSCAPING FEATURES --

>> WE COULD EXPLOIT IT MARTHA, I WAS ASKING DID P AND Z CONSIDER

SPLITTING IT. >> OKAY WE COULD SPLIT IT SO THAT IS THE WAY I WOULD SUPPORT SPLITTING IT.

>> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FROM MINOL BEFORE WE GO TO THE APPLICANT? ALL RIGHT, IS THAT PATRICK

HILLSON? >> YES, PAIR ACKNOWLEDGE THAT'S MYME, PATRICK FILLSON. MY ADDRESS IS 5200 STATE HIGHWAY

1 TWIN. >> DO YOU HAVE A PRESENTATION OR

JUST A -- >> YEAH, GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

JUST A COUPLE CAN OF THE POINTS WE'LL DISCUSS HERE REAL QUICKLY.

I HEARD YOUR CONCERNS, WE'LL GET TO THOSE JUST BRIEFLY.

I HAVE A QUICK PRESENTATION WE CAN MOVE THROUGH JUST AS WAS PRESENTED WE ARE REQUESTING AN ALTERNATE LANDSCAPE PLAN REQUEST, ALONG WITH THE REPLACEMENT OF THE MASONRIARY WALL WITH A WROUGHT IRONING FENCE.

THE REASONS WE'RE ASKING FOR THAT IS THE PRESERVATION OF THE OPEN SPACE OR THE FLOOD PLANE AND THE OPEN SPACE THAT WE ARE PROVIDING, AND REALLY, THE GEOMETRY OF THE OVERALL LAYOUT OF THE PROPERTY ITSELF. WE'LL RUN THROUGH THE PROPOSED LANDSCAPE PLAN AND KIND OF GET TO SOME OF THOSE CONCERNS AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

NEXT SLIDE. WHAT WE SEE HERE IS JUST THE EXISTING CONDITION OF THE PROPERTY.

THERE IS A LARGE AMOUNT OF TREES, THE EXISTING FLOOD PLANE, SOME TOPOGRAPHY TO WORK WITH, REALLY WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT IS THE DEVELOPMENT THAT IS QUITE A BIT OLDER AND JUST ADJACENT TO THIS PROPERTY. IT HAS GOT TWO ENTRIES SIMILAR TO THIS. AND RATHER MINIMAL LANDSCAPING AT THESE ENTRY POINTS. CERTAINLY DONE BEFORE THIS ORDINANCE WAS PUT IN PLACE AND SO WE'RE NOT SAYING THIS SHOULD BE THE STANDARD BUT WE'RE JUST SHOWING WHAT IS OUT IN PLACE THERE TODAY AND WHAT WILL BE, YOU KNOW, AWAY HOME BUILDERS AND HRNGS WILL BE COMPARED AGAINST I HOMEOWNERS WILL BE COMPARING AGAINST WHEN THEY SELL THESE LOTS, LIVE IN THESE LOTS.

NEXT SLIDE. WE'RE REDUCING THE PRIMARY ACCESS LANDSCAPE REQUIREMENT, THE MEDIAN IS GETTING A LITTLE BIT SMALLER BUT ALSO THE TWO LANDSCAPE AREAS ON EITHER SIDE ARE SLIGHTLY SMALLER. WE'RE MAKING UP WITH THAT, THAT AREA WITH THE LANDSCAPE BUFFER THAT WE'RE PUTTING OUT ADJACENT TO THE ROADWAY ALONG THE FRONTAGE BETWEEN THE TWO ENTRY WAYS. AND THAT'S WHAT'S GETTING US REAL CLOSE TO THE REQUIRED SQUARE FOOTAGE.

I BELIEVE WE'RE REQUIRED 9600 AND WE'RE PROVIDING 9300 SQUARE FEET AND WE'RE REDUCING THAT LANDSCAPE COVERAGE 96% TO 93%.

I THINK WE HAVE SOME POSSIBILITY, WE CAN UP THAT CONK IF WE NEEDED TO AND ON THE SECONDARY ACCESS I THINK THE REQUIREMENT WAS 4600 AND WE'RE AT 4500 SQUARE FEET.

I'D HAVE TO GO BACK AND LOOK. I'M SORRY, IT'S, OKAY, YOU'RE RIGHT. IT IS, THE REQUIREMENT IS 6400 AND WE'RE AT 6367. SO WE'RE JUST SHY OF THE ACTUAL REQUIREMENTS OF SQUARE FOOTAGE. EVEN THOUGH THE GEOMETRY ISN'T EXACTLY DID SAME. SO I THINK WE'RE TRYING TO HOLD TRUE TO THE ORDINANCE BY GETTING CREATIVE AND GETTING SOME LANDSCAPE AREAS IN OTHER PLACES WHERE IT MAKES MORE SENSE FOR THIS PARTICULAR PROJECT. IF WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

THIS SHOWS THE FLOOD PLANE, YOU CAN SEE THAT NOT ONLY IS IT A LOT OF SPACE, IT'S REALLY AWKWARDLY PLACED ON THIS SIDE.

IT JUST CUTS DIAGONALLY ACROSS THE SITE.

WE ARE NOT MITIGATING ANY OF THE FLOOD PLANE.

WE ARE REALLY TRYING TO USE IT AS AN AMENITY TO THIS SUBDIVISION AND THERE DEVELOPMENT.

THE FIRST THING YOU GRIES NOTICED ARE THE FIRST THINGS WE NOTICE ARE THE VERY MATURE TREES IN THE AREA.

WE WANT TO USE THEM AS BEST WE CAN AND TRYING TO PRESERVE AS MANY OF THEM AS WE POSSIBLY CAN. WE ARE GOING TO REMOVE A BUNCH OF THEM, THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO DO BUT IN PRESERVING THE FLOOD PLANE AND MAKING THESE LOTS A LITTLE DEEP INNER AREAS WHERE WE CAN WILL GIVE US THE ABILITY TO PRESERVE A NUMBER OF TREES.

WE HAVEN'T PULLED A TREE REMOVAL PERMIT YET BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T SET A LAYOUT. I THINK OUR PRELIMINARY PLAT WILL FOLT THIS ALTERNATE LANDSCAPE PLAN SHOULD IT BE

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APPROVED AND IT WILL SET A LAYOUT AND WE WILL KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TREES WE CAN REMOVE AND REPLACE.

I THINK WE HAVE BEEN REALLY CONSERVATIVE ON WHAT WE ARE ACCOUNTING TO REMOVE FROM THIS STAGE OF THE GAME.

WE WORKED WITH STAFF REALLY WELL TO OBE CONSERVATIVE ON THOSE NUMBERS AND HOPE THAT ONCE WE COME IN WITH FINAL DESIGN WE CAN PRESERVE EVEN MORE TREES THAN WHAT WE'RE SHOWING NOW.

ALSO THERE'S EXHIBITS, YOU COULD SEE THE AREAS OF OPEN SPACE THAT WILL BE ADDITIONAL AMENITIES ALONG THE FLOOD PLANE TO THE HOMEOWNERS IN THIS AREA. GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

AND REALLY, WHAT I'D LIKE TO POINT OUT HERE IS, THE SPACE BETWEEN THE TWO DR DRIVEWAYS, AD REALLY THE CONFIGURATION AND THE CHALLENGE THAT WE'VE GOT TO CREATE TWO DRIVEWAYS IN HERE.

SO ALONG BIG A ROAD WE'VE GOT APRETTY LIMITED PORTION, ABOUT 70% OF THE FRONTAGE OF OUR SITE ACTUALLY HAS RIGHT-OF-WAY FRONTAGE. SO WE'RE SQUEEZED ON WHERE WE CAN PUT THOSE TWO DRIVEWAYS AND WE'VE PUSHED THEM OUT AS FAR AS WE POSSIBLY CAN. THE WIDER WE MAKE THOSE LANDSCAPE AREAS, THE CLOSER THOSE DRIVEWAYS WILL GET TO COME TOGETHER. SO THAT'S THE PRIMARY CONCERN, AND FROIRMS REASON WE'VE LOCATED THOSE DRIVEWAYS AIN THE LANDSCAPE AREAS WHERE WE HAVE. AND WHY WE'VE PUSHED SO HARD ON THE REQUEST. AND THEN WE'VE TAKEN BACK AND NOT TRIED TO JUST ASK FOR OSOMETHING FOR PERMISSION TO REDUCE THE LANDSCAPE AREA. BUT WE'VE TRIED TO GIVE BACK LANDSCAPE AREA ALONG THE FRONTAGE THAT WOULD MAKE UP FOR WHAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE ACCOUNTED IN THESE ENTRY WAYS.

SO WE'VE GOT THE TWO ENTRY WAYS, THEY ARE RELATIVELY CLOSE TOGETHER, WE'LL TIE THEM TOGETHER WITH ONE, YOU KNOW, COMMON LANDSCAPE AREA. CAN WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO I HEAR THE CONCERN WITH THE TREES.

AND IT'S OUR CONCERN AS WELL, THROUGH THE MITIGATION COST IS GOING TO BE EXTREMELY HIGH FOR THIS PROPERTY.

AND IT'S GOING DONE WITH WHATEVER DEVELOPMENT COMES THROUGH IN THIS AREA. THE -- WHAT WE'VE DONE IS PUSHED LOTS AWAY FROM THOSE TREES AS BEST WE CAN TO WHERE WE CAN BUILD THE INFRASTRUCTURE, BUILD THE PADS, AND CREATE TREES IN PEOPLE'S BACKYARDS AND IN THE FLOOD PLANE WHERE THOSE MATURE TREES WILL BE ABLE TO STAY. THE GOAL HERE AND IT IS ONE OF THE REASONS WE ASKED FOR THE WROUGHT IRON FENCE AS OPPOSED TO THE MASONRIARY SCREEN WALL, WE WANT THIS TO LOOK LIKE A MATURE DEVELOPED NEIGHBORHOOD DAY ONE AND UTILIZE THOSE TREES AND THAT MATURE LANDSCAPING AND GROWTH AS PART OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

YOU'VE GOT THESE REALLY NICE BEAUTIFUL MODERN HOMES TUCKED IN WITH TREES THAT HAVE BEEN THERE FOR 30, 40 YEARS, IT'S A SELLABLE ASPECT TO THE ENTIRE DEVELOPMENT.

AND THAT'S OUR PRIMAR GOAL HERE.

AND HOW WE GET THERE IS, THERE'S A MILLION DIFFERENT WRAIS.

WAYS. WE FEEL THIS IS OUR BEST OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A LANDSCAPE OPTION THAT IS REALLY CLOSE TO WHAT THE ORDINANCE IS REQUIRING AND ASKING FOR. IT JUST TAKES A LITTLE BIT OF A SCENIC ROUTE I WOULD SAY. SO IF YOU HAVE GOT ANY QUESTIONS FOR ME I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER THOSE.

AND WE WILL KEEP MOVING THIS THING FORWARD.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, PATRICK. ANY QUESTIONS FOR THE APPLICANT? OKAY. I FIND IT INTERESTING THAT WE'RE INVOLVED IN APPROVING OR NOT APPROVING AN ALTERNATIVE LANDSCAPE PLAN BUT WE'RE NOT INVOLVED IN A TREE MITIGATION PLAN, WITH SOMETHING THAT'S SO SIGNIFICANT ON THIS PIECE OF PROPERTY. I JUST FIND THAT STRANGE.

BUT SO I GUESS I WILL TAKE A MOTION, IF ANYBODY WANTS TO MAKE A MOTION, SINCE NOBODY HAS ANY OTHER QUESTIONS.

BLAKE. >> YES, I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE DEVELOPMENT WITH THA MOTION TO APPROVE THE ITEM WITH A CONDITION THAT A SIX FOOT HIGH DECORATIVE WROUGHT IRON FENCE BE INSTALLED ON BIG A ROAD AND THAT THE APPROPRIATE LANDSCAPE FEATURES ARE DEVELOPED IN THE ENTRY WAY TO ALIGN WITH THE WITH

RELEVANT DEVELOPMENT CODE. >> OKAY AND I HAVE A MOTION.

PAM ARE YOU SECONDING THAT? YOU HAVE YOUR HAND RAISED.

CAN YOU YOU MUTE AND TELL ME? >> SORRY ABOUT THAT, YES.

>> I HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND. I'LL TAKE DISCUSSION AT THIS

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TIME. MATT.

>> THANK YOU MAYOR. I'M GOING TO BE IN FAVOR OF THIS MOTION AND I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS -- IF YOU COME BACK AT SOME POINT WHEN YOU HAVE THIS FINAL PLAT AND I DON'T KNOW IF WE EVEN DO THIS OR THIS CHANGES THE MOTION OR NOT.

BUT IT SEEMS LIKE WE'VE GOT THE CART A LITTLE BIT BEFORE THE HORSE HERE. AFTER YOU HAVE -- IF YOU CAN COME BACK AND SHOW THAT BY REDUCING YOUR LANDSCAPING UP CHANGE SOME LOTS AND THAT ALLOWS YOU FOB ABLE TO SAVE MORE TREES THEN, YOU KNOW, I MIGHT BE IN FAVOR OF WHAT NEED TO REDUCE YOUR LANDSCAPE OUT IN FRONT BUT UNTIL I SEE THAT IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE TO ME. SO I'M NOT INCLINED TO MAKE THAT DECISION TONIGHT. BUT AS YOU CONTINUE TO WORK THROUGH YOUR PLATTING PROCESS IF YOU'RE ABLE TO DID THAT I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT YOU BRING THAT PART BACK.

SO BUT I'M GOING TO BE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION AS IT STANDS TONIGHT. THANK YOU.

>> BRIAN, ARE YOU SUGGESTING THAT WE SHOULD DELAY -- NO.

OKAY. >> YOU SUPPORT IN YOUR MOTION BUT SAYING IF THE APPLICANT WANTS TO COME BACK AFTER THEY FIGURE OUT THEIR TREE MITIGATION AND TRY AGAIN WE MIGHT RECONSIDER OR MATT MIGHT RECONSIDER.

DID I GET THAT RIGHT MA'AM? >> YES, MA'AM.

>> THAT'S WHAT I'M TRYING TO SAY TOO.

I LIKE THE MOTION BLAKE, THANK YOU, I KNOW THE APPLICANT WOULD LIKE SOMETHING DIFFERENT. ANY OTHER DISCUSSION? WITH THAT I WILL CALL THE VOTE. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. AND THAT ITEM PASSES 6-0.

SO PARTS OF YOUR REQUEST HAS BEEN APPROVED.

THE REST HAS NOT AT THIS POINT. >> THANK YOU, COUNCIL.

>> THANK YOU. THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS ITEM 8C, AND MINOL SHOULD I READ 8C A AND D TOGETHER?

[8C. Conduct a public hearing and consider action to approve a resolution adopting the City’s 2020- 2024 Community Development Block Grant Consolidated Plan; and authorize the City Manager to execute and submit all documentation and certifications to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.]

CAN. >> SEPARATELY PLEASE, WE HAVE SEPARATE ITEMS FOR EACH OF THOSE POP.

>> EIGHT C, CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING AND CONSIDER ACTION TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE CITIES 2020-2024 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRAND CONSIDERATION PLAN, AND AUTHOR THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AND SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTATION AND CERTIFICATION TO THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT. WELCOME AGAIN.

>> THANK YOU CAN MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

NEXT SLIDE. HERE IS THE TOPIC OF TONIGHT'S PRESENTATION. NEXT SLIDE.

SO TO START OFF, HERE IS A LITTLE BIT MORE EXPLANATION ABOUT THE 2020-2024 CONSOLIDATED PLAN.

THIS IS A FIVE YEAR PLAN ON HOW THE FEDERAL FUNDS THAT THE CITY RECEIVES HAS TO BE -- WILL BE USED FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.

IT IS A PLAN THAT IS REQUIRED BY HUD.

IT REPRESENTS MANY HOURS OF RESEARCH AND DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF THE DATA, INCLUDING THE HISTORICAL DATA, IN ORDER TO DEVELOP COMPARISONS AND IDENTIFY TRENDS IN THE COMMUNITY.

THERE IS A FEW PUBLIC HEARINGS THAT WE'VE HELD AND BECAUSE OF COVID-19, OF COURSE WE HAVE DONE THOSE THROUG WEBB WEBINARS THIS YEAR. IF YOU WOULD LOOK AT THE PLAN THERE IS A LOT OOF DISCUSSION ABOUT THE VARIOUS AGE AND TYPES OF HOUSING AND THAT TYPE OF THING ON OUR RENTER OCCUPIED AND THE NUMBERS ASSOCIATED WITH THAT.

WE USED THIS ANALYSIS ON THIS DATA TO IDENTIFY PRIORITY NEEDS IN THE COMMUNITY THAT WOULD DIRECT THE FUNDING RESOURCES FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. AND WE LOOK AT THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PROJECTS, WE LOOK AT THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF THE CITY AND GEOGRAPHIC AREAS WHEN WE ARE LOOKING AT THOSE PRIORITY NEEDS.

END RESULT IS THAT WE COME BACK WITH LONG TERM GOALS OR STRATEGIES THAT ARE THEN IMPLEMENTED THROUGH THE ANNUAL ACTION PLANS THAT MINOL WILL BE TALKING ABOUT NEXT.

NEXT SLIDE. THE FUNDING IS COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT OR CDBG.

IT IS GRANTED TO THE CITY ON AN ANNUAL FORMAL GRANT APPLICATION WHICH MEANS THE CITY DOES NOT HAVE TO COMPLETE OR APPLY FOR THE FUNDS. IT IS GRANTED TO THE CITY BASED ON THE HOUSING INFORMATION, THE INCOME INFORMATION, THE POPULATION AND A VARIETY OF FEATURES THAT HUD USES TO DETERMINE HOW EACH CITY GETS THE ANNUAL GRANT.

AND IT'S ALLOWED TO BE USED FOR A VARIETY OF ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES. NEXT SLIDE, LAURA, THANK YOU.

SO BY FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS, THE FUNDS HAVE TO BE USED TO MEET AT

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LEAST ONE OF THE THREE NATIONAL OBJECTIVES.

THE FIRST ONE IS THAT IT HAS TO DIRECTLY ASSIST A LOW INCOME PERSON, WHICH IS DEFINED AS A HOUSEHOLD THAT EARNS LESS THAN 80% OF THE AREA'S MEDIAN INCOME. AND NO LESS THAN 70% OF THE FUNDS HAVE TO DIRECTLY BENEFIT LOW INCOME PEOPLE.

OR IT CAN BE USED TO ELIMINATE SOME THIS WOULD BE IN THE INSTANCE OF IF THE CITY WANTED TO DO A DEMOLITION PROGRAM OR CODE ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM IN THE LOW INCOME AREAS OR IF IT COULD BE USED FOR AN URGENT COMMUNITY NEED SUCH AS DISASTER RELIEF.

NEXT SLIDE. LAURA I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HEARD ME, I THINK, THANK YOU. SO THIS SLIDE SHOWS THE INCOME ELIGIBILITY FOR SOMEONE THAT WOULD DIRECTLY BENEFIT FROM THE PROGRAM. IT'S BASED ON HOUSEHOLD SIZE, SO FOR EXAMPLE, A HOUSEHOLD SIZE OF ONE PERSON CAN HAVE AN ANNUAL INCOME OF UP TO $GRA $48,350. A HO HOUSEHOLD OF THREE MEMBERS COULD Y EARN UP TO $68,350. NEXT SLIDE.

THIS SHOWS THAT THERE IS A 20% ADMINISTRATION CAP.

SO THE HUD ONLY ALLOWS 20% OF THE GRANT TO GO FOR ADMINISTRATION COST. IT ONLY ALLOWS 15% OF THE GRANT TO GO FOR PUBLIC SERVICES WHICH ARE THE LIKE FUNDING THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND THAT WOULD LEAVE WHAT IS LEFT OR AROUND 65% TO BE USED FOR OTHER ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES.

NEXT SLIDE. TO GET A LITTLE BIT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PUBLIC SERVICES, IT CAN BE USED FOR THE OPERATING EXPENSES OF THOSE ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE EITHER EMPLOYMENT OR JOB DRAINING, PUBLIC SAFETY, FAIR HOUSING, IF THERE ARE SERVICES NEEDED FOR SENIOR CITIZENS OR FOR THE HOMELESS, CRIME PREVENTION, CHILDCARE, HEALTH CARE, DRUG ABUSE, EDUCATION, RECREATIONAL SERVICES OR HOME BUYER EDUCATION COUNCIL. NEXT.

THE OTHER ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES CAN BE USED FOR PUBLIC FACILITIES, AND THIS WOULD BE FOR THE REQUISITION REHAB OR CONSTRUCTION IN LOW INCOME AREAS OF THE CITY FOR STREETS AND ALLEYS PARKS WATER SEWER IMPROVEMENTS DRAINAGE CURBS AND GUTTERS SHELTERS COMMUNITY CENTERS PARKING OR SIDEWALKS.

IT CAN ALSO BE USED FOR CODE ENFORCEMENT IF IT'S DONE.

>> A LOW INCOME AREA AND THEN FOR DEMOLITION OF DILAPIDATED HOUSING. IT CAN BE USED FOR HOUSING REHABILITATES OR FOR RECONSTRUCTION, HOME BUYERS ASSISTANCE WHICH WOULD PAY FOR DOWN PAYMENT AND CLOSING COST, COMMERCIAL REHAB WHICH WOULD PROVIDE FUNDING FOR A BUSINESS TO DO FACADE IMPROVEMENTS, OR FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

NEXT. IF THE FUNDS ARE USED FOR PUBLIC FACILITIES, IT DOES HAVE TO BE DONE IN AN AREA WHERE MORE THAN 50%, WELL ACTUALLY FOR ROWLETT, IT IS MORE THAN 28% OF THE AREA HAS TO BE LOW INCOME. WE HAVE A MAP THAT'S ON THE NEXT SLIDE THAT WILL SHOW YOU THOSE AREAS.

AND IT'S DEFINED AS 28% OF THE RESIDENTS IN THAT CENSUS AREA HAVE INCOMES LESS THAN 80% OF THE CITY'S MEDIAN INCOME BASED ON HOUSEHOLD SIZE. SO THIS AM THIS MAP WILL SHOW TE ELIGIBLE AREAS THAT COULD RECEIVE AREA BENEFIT, GOLD SHADED AREAS OF THE CITY. NEXT.

SO JUST WANT TO GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF INFORMATION THAT WAS COLLECTED DURING THIS CONSOLIDATED PLANNING PROCESS.

JUST TO SHOW YOU SOME OF THE KEY FACTORS THAT GO INTO THIS.

YOU CAN SEE OF COURSE THAT IN THE TABLE AT THE TOP THAT POPULATION IS NOW AT 67,339. THE NEXT FEW LINES WILL SHOW THE RACIAL BREAKDOWN. A LITTLE INCREASE IN WHITE POPULATION, THE BLACK AFRICAN AMERICAN POPULATION HAS DECREASED SLIGHTLY, THE ASIAN POPULATION HAS DECREASED SLIGHTLY. THESE NUMBERS ARE NOT NECESSARILY MEANING THIS POPULATIONS HAVE MOVED YOU BUT IT'S JUST AS PEOPLE ARE COMING INTO THE AREA THAT THEY ARE NOT OF THAT RACE. THAT OTHERS WHICH IS PEOPLE THAT

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CLAIM MAYBE TWO OR MORE RACES, HAS SLIGHTLY DROPPED.

THE HISPANIC POPULATION HAS ACTUALLY -- I'M SORRY, THE OTHER POPULATION HAS SLIGHTLY INCREASED, AS WELL AS HAS THE HISPANIC POPULATION THAT WENT FROM 16.5 TO 18.7.

IN THE CITY ABOUT 5.5% OF THE RESIDENTS ARE -- HAVE INDICATED THAT THEY ARE DISABLED. AND THEN FOR THE AGE BREAKDOWN, YOU HAVE 6.3% THAT ARE UNDER AGE 5.

24, ALMOST 25% THAT ARE ACTUALLY UNDER AGE 19.

LITTLE OVER 64% OR THAT ARE BETWEEN AGE 19 AND 62.

AND THEN 11% WHICH ARE DEFINED AS BEING ELDERLY.

THIS SLIDE SHOWS MORE INFORMATION, 73% OF YOUR RESIDENTS ARE ACTUALLY WORKING. YOUR UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HAS REALLY REMAINED PRETTY LOW OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS.

CURRENTLY, AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR IT WAS AT 3.5% IN COMPARISON TO THE U.S. OR NATIONAL RATE OF 3.9%.

BY JUNE THOUGH, OF COURSE IT HAD RISEN TO 13%.

97% OF YOUR RESIDENTS HAVE COMPUTERS.

AND THEN WHEN IT COOMS TO EDUCATION OF THE PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 25, THAT 93.8% ARE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES, AND 34% ACTUALLY HAVE A COLLEGE DEGREE. MEDIAN INCOME NOW IS A LITTLE OVER 96,000 WHICH IS UP MORE THAN 13,000 IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS SO THAT WAS SIGNIFICANT. CITYWIDE, THE PERCENTAGE OF FAMILIES WITH LOW INCOME WHICH IS AGAIN DEFINED AS THOSE THAT EARN LESS THAN 80% OF THE AREA'S MEDIAN INCOME, WHICH MEANS ESSENTIALLY THAT'S ONE IN FOUR PERSONS IN YOUR STUDY.

CITY. THERE IS ALMOST 21,000 HOUSEHOLDS AND OF THOSE 5,165 ARE REPORTING INCOMES THAT ARE CONSIDERED LOW INCOME SO. THAT'S RIGHT AT ONE IN FOUR HOUSEHOLDS THAT ARE CONSIDERED LOW INCOME.

THESE NEXT THREE BULLETS, A THOUSAND HOUSEHOLDS HAVE INCOMES BETWEEN ZERO AND 30% OF THE AREA'S MEDIAN INCOME.

AND THESE ARE PROBABLY FAMILIES THAT HAVE ONLY A SINGLE INCOME, MAYBE SOCIAL SECURITY, ARE EXTREMELY LOW, IT IS USUALLY CONSIDERED SOMETHING AROUND THE POVERTY LEVEL RATES.

LITTLE OVER 1400 HOUSEHOLDS HAVE INCOMES BETWEEN 30 AND 50% AND ALMOST 2700 HAVE INCOMES BETWEEN 50 AND 80% OF THE AREA'S MEDIAN INCOME. THE POVERTY RATE IN ROWLETT IS 6.6, WHICH IS ABOUT 4500 PERSONS IN COMPARISON, THE TEXAS RATE FOR POVERTY IS 14.7 AND THE U.S. RATE FOR POVERTY IS 11.8.

WHERE NEXT SLIDE. LOOKING AT THE HOUSING MARKET IN ROWLETT. GOOD NEWS IS YOU HAVE A LEFLT YOUNG CITY WITH YOUNG HOUSES, BUILT PRIOR TO 1980.

WHAT IS SIGNIFICANT FROM A HOPE PERSPECTIVE IS THOSE HOUSES ARE PROBABLY 15% WOULD BE SUBJECT TO HAVING LEAD PAINT IN THEM.

YOU HAVE AN 88% HOMEOWNER RATE WHICH IS VERY HIGH.

COMPARED TO TO TEXAS RATE OF 63.9.

YOU HAVE A TIGHT HOUSING MARKET, WITH ONLY A 1.4 VACANCY RATE FOR HOMEOWNERS, A 5.1 VACANCY RATE FOR REFN RENTERS AND THAT MAY BA LITTLE BIT HIGH FOR TODAY'S RATE, THAT WAS THE LATEST NUMBER THAT WAS IN THE CENSUS. THE MEDIAN VALUE OF HOMES IS A LITTLE OVER $205,000 WHICH IS UP 27% FROM 2015.

THE MEDIAN RENT IS AT $1623, AND THIS IS UP 55% IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS. IT'S VERY CLEAR FROM THE ANALYSIS THAT WAS DONE IS THE GREAT AEST NEED IS COST BURDEN OR AFFORDABILITY. BECAUSE OF THE COMPARISON OF INCOME TO THE PRICE OF HOUSING, IT WAS ALSO CLEAR FROM THE DATA THAT THERE IS NOT A DISPROPORTIONATE NEED BASED ON RACE. NEXT SLIDE.

SO THE NEXT STEP WAS THAT LOOKING AT THE PURPOSE OF THE

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MONEY IS DEFINED BY HUD AND TO DEVELOP OGOALS FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. AND WE DID THIS BY LOOKING AT WHAT HUD HAS DECLARED AS THE NATIONAL GOALS.

AND I THINK IT I IT FITS WELL WH THE CITY OF ROWLETT.

THE PROVIDE CAN ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES.

FOR DECENT HOUSING IT MEANS YOU'RE WANTING TO ARE PRESERVE AND EXPAND HOUSING AFFORDABILITIES, ACCESSIBILITIES FOR LOW AND MODERATE INCOME HOUSEHOLDS AND EVEN THOUGH YOU DON'T FUND YOU HOUSING PROJECTS CURRENTLY WITH YOUR FEDERAL FUNDS YOU HAVE OPTED FOR THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS TO FUND THOSE PROJECTS WITH NONFEDERAL FUNDS AND THEREBY BE ABLE TO USE THE MONEY IN THE WAY THAT THE CITY SEES FIT.

WHAT H YOU WOULD BE USING YOUR ADMINISTRATIVE MONEY FOR, THE FEDERAL ADMINISTRATIVE MONEY WOULD BE TO DISSEMINATE THEIR HOUSING INFORMATION AROUND INFORMATION ABOUT OTHER HOUSING PROGRAMS FOR HOME BUYERS, AND THEN ALSO TO MAKE SURE THAT OF COURSE THAT YOUR HOUSING CODES WOULD ENSURE DECENT QUALITY IN YOUR NEW CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSING.

IMH E-WWHEN IT COMES TO SUITABLG ENVIRONMENTS, THIS IS LOOKING OUGHT ENCOURAGING REINVESTMENT IN LOW AND MODERATE INCOME NEIGHBORHOODS. LOOKING AT THE DELIVERY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. AND THEN LOOKING AT FUNDING PUBLIC FACILITIES THAT PROVIDE SAFE AND SECURE HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS FOR LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS PRIMARY.

SO THIS WOULD BE FUNDING THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND ALSO LIKE I ALREADY MENTIONED WOULD BE DOING IMPROVEMENTS TO PUBLIC DPAFLTS AND INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE LOW INCOME AREAS.

THE THIRD GOAL WOULD BE TO PROVIDE EXPANDED ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES. AND THIS WOULD BE THROUGH EFFORTS THAT THE CITY MAKES WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS AND WITH STAFF TO ENCOURAGE THE DEVELOPMENT AND THE DELIVERY OF ACTIVITIES THAT MAINTAIN OR INCREASE ECONOMIC AND EMPLOYMENT STABILITY, EDUCATIONAL AND JOB TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES THAT WOULD REDUCE POOFORT. POVERTY.

NEXT. SO THE RECOMMENDATION FOR TONIGHT IS THAT THE COUNCIL WOULD APPROVE THIS RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE CITY'S CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM BY ADOPTING THE 2020-2024 OCOMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRAND CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND ALSO AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AND SUBMIT ALL THE DOCUMENTATION AND THE SOPHISTICATCERTIFICATIONS THAT D TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HUD.

AND I'M AVAILABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, JO, GOOD INFORMATION.

COUNCIL WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU HAVE FOR JO ON THIS ITEM? I'M NOT SEEING ANY. I WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

ARE. >> I HAD A QUICK QUESTION MAYOR.

>> SORRY. >> HOW OFTEN DID THEY REDRAW THOSE MAPS, IS THAT A YEARLY DETAIL OR HOW OFTEN DO THEY HOOK

AT THOSE BOUNDARIES? >> SOMETIMES IN THE PAST IT'S BEEN AS LONG AS EIGHT OR NINE YEARS.

THIS LAST P MAP WAS DONE IN 201I BELIEVE OR 2018.

SO IT'S NOT DONE ANNUALLY. >> THANK YOU.

>> AND MAYOR JUST A REMINDER, THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING.

>> THANK YOU LAURA FOR REMINDING ME.

I'LL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING. IF YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS I'LL TURN THIS OVER THE LAURA TO ADMINISTRATOR.

DO WE HAVE ANY THAT WOULD WANT TO MAKE COMMENTS?

>> WOE POSWE POSSIBLY DO, MAYOR. LET'S GO THROUGH OUR PROTOCOL.

>> THANK YOU. >> SO THE PROCESS WE USE FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS WHILE WE'RE VIVIRTUAL IS WE ASK THAT CALLERS MUTE ALL BACKGROUNDS. LAST FOUR DIGITS OF THE PHONE NUMBER USED DO CALL IN. ONCE RECOGNIZED YOU WILL BE GIVEN THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK AND ONCE YOUR TIME IS UP SOUND WILL BE MUTED. SO OUR FIRST CALLER IS 0846.

DO YOU WISH TO ADDRESS THIS ITEM? CALMER 0846? OKAY CALLER 6768, DO YOU WISH TO

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ADDRESS THIS ITEM? NO.

>> THANK YOU. THAT'S ALL WE HAVE, MAYOR.

THANK YOU, YOU'LL HAVE TO REMIND ME ON THE NEXT TOO.

WITH THAT IN MIND I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND WE'LL

ENTERTAIN A MOTION. >> I MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE

ITEM 8D. >> 8C.

>> 8C. >> I'LL SECOND.

>> AM I WRONG? >> NO YOU'RE RIGHT.

>> I WAS AN ITEM AHEAD. >> DO YOU STILL WANT TO MAKE

THAT MOTION ON 8C? >> YES.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION FROM MATT AND A SECOND FROM BASHIAN.

BROWNIE. ARE THAT MOTION PASS EAS

[8D. Conduct a public hearing and consider action to approve a resolution adopting the City’s 2020 Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan; and authorize the City Manager to execute and submit all documentation and certifications to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.]

6-THROW. ES 6-ZERO.

AND 8D. CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING AND CONSIDER ACTION TO APPROVE THE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE CITY'S 2020 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT ANNUAL ACTION PLAN.

AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AND COMMIT ALL DOCUMENTATION. IS THIS YOU AGAIN JO,.

>> ACTUALLY I'M GOING DO PICK THIS UP MAYOR.

ONE OF THE THINGS I WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS ASSOCIATED WEDNESDAY THIS 2020 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN WHICH OF COURSE IS AN ELEMENT OF THE CAN CONSOLIDATED PLAN, IT IS THE TOOL WE USE TO IMPLEMENT THE THECONSOLIDATED PLAN. SO THE COMMENTARY ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PRESENTATION TALKS A BLIBILITY SOME OF THE OBJECTIVES AND I KNOW IT IS REPET HE TIFF BUT THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE OUR VIEWING AUDIENCE AS WELL AS IS YOURSELVES OBVIOUSLY, GET TO UNDERSTAND THE OBJECTIVES, SUITABLE LIVING ENVIRONMENT AND EXPANDED ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.

SO WE WANT TO PRESERVE AND EXPAND OUR HOUSING STOCK AND AFFORDABILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY FOR LOW TO MODERATE INCOME HOUSEHOLDS AND AGAIN OBVIOUSLY A SUITABLE LIVING ENVIRONMENT DOVETAILS INTO THAT. AND N IF YOU HAVE THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES IT GOES FULL CIRCLE AND YOU'RE ABLE TO SUPPORT THOSE ELEMENTS. IT GOES IN NATIONAL OBJECTIVES TO ASSIST LOW AND MODERATE INCOME PERSONS TO WORK AND TO CREATE TOOLS TO ELIMINATE SLUM AND BLIGHT AND OF COURSE ADDRESS URGENT COMMUNITY NEEDS SUCH AS YOU DISASTERS.

NEXT SLIDES. IN THE PREVIOUS DISCUSSION WITH THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN, JO DID TALK ABOUT HOUSEHOLD INCOME, SHE TALKED ABOUT THE AREA MEDIAN AND HOUSEHOLD INCOMES.

BUT I WANTED TO GIVE A BIT OF A COMPARISON AND PROVIDE A SCREEN SHOT OF WHERE WE WERE LAST YEAR WITH OUR 2019 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN AND WHERE WE ARE TODAY. WHAT THIS REALLY DOES, IT IDENTIFIES THE HOUSEHOLD INCOME AS 86,200.

BUT THEN WE ALSO SEE THAT THE ANNUAL INCOMES HAVE CHANGED EVER SO SLIGHTLY, I WOULD SAY, FROM

YOU CAN SEE JUST TO PERUSE WHAT THOSE CHANGES ARE.

AS I MENTIONED NOT A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE LAURA. SO ONE OF THE TASKS THAT WE'RE SAASSIGNED WITH THROUGH THE CDB, THROUGH THE CAPS THAT ARE DETERMINED BY HUD FOR US IS TO DISCERN WHERE THESE FUNDINGS ACTUALLY WOULD PROVE TO BE AN ASSET FOR OUR COMMUNITY, WOULD BE ADVANTAGEOUS. AND TYPICALLY IN THE PAST AND OF COURSE THIS OBVIOUSLY WARRANTS YOUR COUNCIL'S RECOMMENDATION, PUT FROM A STAFF PERSPECTIVE THOSE ELEMENTS HAVE BEEN INJECTED IN THERE WITH OBVIOUSLY THE COMMENTARY FROM YOURSELF IN THE PREVIOUS WORK SESSION. SO WHEN WE REFER TO THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT ADDING RECONSTRUCTION AND IN THIS INSTANCE SIDEWALK REHABILITATION.

AND THE CAP IS AT $65,000 AND THAT IS A TOTAL OOF $177,928.

AND SO WITH ADDING RECONSTRUCTION WE'RE ALREADY FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO IDENTIFY A SPECIFIC ALLEY, MEADOWLARK LANE

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AND I HAVE A SUBSEQUENT LINE THAT IDENTIFIES THE LOCATION OF THAT PROPERTY. AND WE ARE PROPOSING TO ALLOCATE 127,928 TOWARD THAT RECONSTRUCTION.

WE ALSO FEEL THAT THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF LINEAR FOOTAGE OF SIDEWALK THAT IS IN NEED OF REHABILITATION.

AND WE WANT TO ASSESS FUNDS WITHIN THE LOWER AND MODERATE INCOME AREAS THAT WE HAVE AND ATTRIBUTE OR ALLOCATE AN AMOUNT OF $50,000 TOWARDS THAT. PUBLIC SERVICE TYPICALLY AS YOU'VE SEEN LIFE MESSAGE HAS BEEN AN EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM FOR US IN THE CITY. WE ARE EXTREMELY FORTUNATE TO HAVE LIFE MESSAGE, AND THE PROPOSAL BY STAFF IS TO ALLOCATE THE FULL 15% CAP THAT WE HAVE AT $41,059 TOWARDS THAT.

AGAIN, IN ORDER TO WORK ON AN ANNUAL ACTION PLAN TO DO THE GRANT MANAGEMENT OR ADMINISTRATION, TO BE ABLE TO INPUT THE DATA INTO THE HUD PROGRAMMING SOFTWARE, AND TO ADDRESS ALL THE PUBLIC HEARINGS AND THOSE TYPES OF ELEMENTS, THERE IS AN ADMINISTRATION CAP THAT WE -- THAT HUD PROVIDES AS WELL AT 20% AND THAT CAPS OUT TO 54,746,000.

SO REALLY, OUR ANNUAL AMOUNT IS 277,773 DOLLARS.

WE DO HAVE SOME CARRYOVER FUNDS FROM 2019.

WE HAVE A FUND BALANCE OF APPROXIMATELY 58, 59,000.

AND WE ALSO IN 2018 HAVE AN 8,000 BALANCE.

SO ALL IN ALL WITH THE CARRIER BILLS WE HAVE 3 A 44, 503 AVAILABLE. AN EQUAL AMOUNT FROM THE CIP BUDGET THAT WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT IN THE PAST HAS ASSISTED SALVATION ARMY UTILITY ASSISTANCE, HABITAT FOR MEUMENT, HUMANITY, AGAIN CDBG CAN BE USED FOR PARK IMPROVEMENTS FOR EXAMPLE. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE LAURA.

THIS NEXT SLIDE REALLY IS JUST A BIG UPDATE ON WHAT WE DID IN 2019. IN TERMS OF THE ALLEY THAT WE REHABILITATED OR RECONSTRUCTED. IT WAS THE SHIPMENT GRANT ALLEY PROJECT. WANTED TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE AMENDMENTS WE'VE HAD IN THE RECENT PAST WITH CDBG ACTION, AS IT RELATES TO THE ANNUAL ACTION PLAN AND THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN.

IN 2019 WE WERE ABLE TO READJUST ALLOCATIONS IN PUBLIC FACILITY FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $1 GAY,758,730.

WE WERE AWARDED OR ALLOCATED IN 168,000 IN COVID FUNDING IN CDBG. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE ALAURA.

AGAIN THIS IS PURELY AN UPDATE TO ON WHERE WE ARE WITH OUR BALANCES RIGHT NOW AND HOW MUCH FUNDING WE HAVE AVAILABLE.

LAURA NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. IS ALLEY THAT I MENTIONED EARLIER IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE CDBG CENSUS TRACK MAP AGAIN THAT MATCH WAS AMENDED OR REVISED IN 2018 SO WE ARE CALLING IT OUR CURRENT MAP AND I APOLOGIZE FOR THE TYPO RIGHT THERE ON THE CENSUS TRACT. THE ALLEY THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT FOR RECONSTRUCTION IS THE MEADOWLARK ALLEY.

AS YOU CAN SEE IT IS TO THE WEST OF DOWN WALK ROAD AND IT'S LOCATED WHERE THE RED ARROW IS REFERENCED.

WE'VE ALREADY CAN EXPENDED OUR PUBLIC WORKS TEAM AND THEY ARE VERY CONFIDENT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THIS TASK.

WE'RE ALREADY ASSESSING SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS AND PUT FUNDING TOWARDS THAT REHABILITATION SHOULD THE COUNCIL CHOOSE TO MOVE FORWARD IN THIS MANNER. THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION AGAIN THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING BUT STAFF RECOMMENDATION IS TO APPROVE THE RESOLUTIONS ACCORDING CONTINUING PARTICIPATION IN THE CDBG PROGRAMS BY ADOPTING THE 2020 CDBG ANNUAL ACTION PLAN AND AUTHORIZING THE DISMERG TO EXECUTE AND SUBMIT ALL CERTIFICATION TO THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT.

WITH THAT JO AND I ARE AVAILABLE TO TRY AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. THANK YOU, COUNCIL.

>> THANK YOU SO OFTEN MANOL FOR THAT.

QUESTIONS BEFORE I OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING? SEEING NONE, OH BLAKE DID YOU HAVE ONE?

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I'M SORRY I THOUGHT YOU RAISED YOUR PHYSICAL HAND.

AT THIS TIME I'LL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AND TURN THE MEETING OVER TO LAURA TO SEE IF ANYONE WISHES TO SPEAK AT THIS

PUBLIC HEARING. >> THANK YOU MAYOR.

CALLER 0846 DO YOU WISH TO ADDRESS THIS ITEM? CALLER 0846 DO YOU WISH TO DECORATE THIS ITEM? I GUESS NOT. THAT'S ALL WE HAVE MAYOR.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. SO AT THIS TIME I WILL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND I DO HAVE A QUESTION.

BLAKE ARE YOU TRYING TO -- >> QUESTION, SIMPLE TO ASK.

>> YES, LET ME ASK THE QUESTION IF I COULD.

SO MINOL, THE CDBG CV FUNDS ARE NOT PART OF THIS MOTION, RIGHT?

YOU'RE AGREEING WITH ME? >> YES.

>> I JUST DIDN'T KNOW FOR SURE. PLUS THOSE ON THE PHONE COULDN'T HEAR YOUR HEAD SHAKE. SO SINCE THOSE HAVE TO BE COVID RELATED, DON'T WE HAVE TO FIGURE THAT OUT SOON?

>> YES. IN FACT OUR GOAL IS TO COME BEFORE YOU IF YOU RECALL, WE HAD AT ONE POINT LOOKED AT COVID FUNDING, THE CDBG FUNDS, FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AT ONE POINT. SO WE WILL HAVE TO COME FORWARD IF WE WANT TO USE IT FOR OTHER USES THAT IS NOT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THAT WOULD JUST MEAN AN AMENDMENT TO THE ANNUAL ACTION PLAN. SO WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO PRESENTING SOME IDEAS WITH AT A AS WELL.

BECAUSE IF YOU RECALL IN THE PAST WE DIDN'T HAVE COMPLETE GUIDANCE FROM HUD WHEN WE WERE TRYING TO DETERMINE HOW WE WANT TO DISSEMINATE THESE FUNDS INTO WHAT PURPOSE.

SO THERE ARE A LOT OF NEW ACTIVITIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED OF FROM GUIDANCE FROM HUD ON WHAT WE CAN AND CANNOT DO WITH THE COVID FUNDS SO WE'RE HOPEFUL TO COME BACK AND PRESENT THAT ITEM

SOON TOO. >> IF YOU RECALL, ISN'T THERE A DIFFERENT DEADLINE FOR USING THESE FUNDS?

>> I BELIEVE THERE IS A DEADLINE.

I DO NOT KNOW THAT DATE. I WOULD HAVE TO LEAN ON JO IF SHE KNOWS WHAT THAT IS IN TERMS OF EXPENDITURE OF THOSE FUNDS.

>> I BELIEVE IT'S TWO YEARS. IT MAY BE THREE BUT I KNOW IT'S

AT LEAST TWO YEARS. >> BUT IT HAS TO BE DIRECTLY RELATED TO COVID. SO --

>> YES AND NO. MAYBE IT'S TWO YEARS, MAYBE IT'S NOT. SO THE REASON I BRING IT UP HERE IS WE JUST HAD THIS DISCUSSION EARLIER IN THIS MEETING OF USING UP YOU TO $100,000 OF OUR RESERVE OF OUR CARES FUNDING FOR NONPROFIT ASSISTANCE THAT MAYBE WE SHOULD BE USING THESE CDBG CV FUNDS INSTEAD. I FEEL LIKE WE MADE THAT DECISION IN A VACUUM WITHOUT TALKING ABOUT THIS.

>> SO I THINK THE THOUGHT PROCESS THERE WAS THE COMPLICATIONS OF GOING THROUGH THE CDBG PROCESS TO GET THE FUNDING SPENT QUICKER ABOUT, , VERSUSHAVING TO GO THROW THE S AND WAITINGS LONGER. SO THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE CAN DISCUSS NOW BUT T THAT WAS THE THOUGHT PROCESS BY THE COMMITTEE WHEN WE WERE DISCUSSING THAT. WAS WHEN YOU GET THE FUNDING, TRYING TO GET THE SUPPORT QUICKER RATHER THAN GOING

THROUGH THIS PROCESS. >> WELL, WE DON'T WANT TO LEAVE THIS MONEY ON THE TABLE IF IT CAN HELP SOMEBODY THAT NEEDS HELP WITH COVID. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THIS SOON,

YES. >> AND I'LL VISIT WITH BRIAN AND MARK AND WE'LL DISCUSS AND COME FORWARD WITH A PLAN OF ACTION.

>> OKAY THANK YOU. I KNOW, THERE'S A LOT GOING ON.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS BEFORE I GO TO BLAKE FOR A MOTION?

ALL RIGHT BLAKE. >> YES, I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO

APPROVE THE ITEM AS READ. >> DO I HAVE A SECOND? I HAVE A SECOND FROM BROWNIE HE RAISED HIS HAND FIRST.

ALTHOUGH YOU'RE YOU SUPPOSED TO RAISE YOUR ELECTRONIC HAND BROWNIE. IS YOUR BUTTON WORKING? THERE IT IS, OKAY BROWNIE WILL YOU SECOND THAT MOTION?

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>> YES, I WILL SECOND THAT MOTION.

>> MOTION AND SECOND. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE RAISE YOUR PHYSICAL HAND. BECAUSE WE HAVE TO SEE THAT.

AND THAT ITEM IS 6-0, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU JO, THANK YOU MINOL. I KNOW THAT'S A LOT OF HARD WORK. STAFF, COUNCIL WE HAVE TWO MORE ITEMS ON THE REGULAR AGENDA AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO GO BACK TO OUR WORK SESSION ITEM BRIAN YES OR NO?

YOU'RE MUTED. >> MAYOR, THAT'S AN ITEM THAT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE ACTED ON TONIGHT.

SO WE CAN MOVE THAT ITEM. >> THAT'S UP TO YOU.

YOU HAVE TO MAKE THAT DECISION. >> WELL, THEN I'LL TELL YOU, IF IT'S UP TO ME THEN I'LL SAY LET'S GO AHEAD AND GET IT DONE.

WE HAVE ENOUGH STUFF TO PUSH TO NEXT ITEM.

>> OKAY COUNCIL WE'LL DO THE NEXT TWO ITEMS AND THEN TAKE A BRIEF BREAK AND GO TO THE WORK SESSION ITEM.

SO IF YOU HAVE A MOTION FOR ITEM 8E OR 8F PLEASE RAISE YOUR ELECTRONIC HAND AFTER I READ THE ITEM INTO THE RECORD.

ITEM 8E, CONSIDER A RESOLUTION APPOINTING A MAYOR PRO TEM.

[8E. Consider a resolution appointing a Mayor Pro Tem.]

PRO TEM. AND MARTHA RAISED HER HAND

FIRST. >> YES, I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO APPOINT DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM ACTUALLY MATT GRUBISICH

OTO PLTO MAYOR PRO TEM. >> PEAM DO YOU HAVE A SECOND TO

THAT? >> YES.

>> THANK YOU. I HAVE A MOTION FROM COUNCILWOMAN BROWN AND A SECOND FROM COUNCILWOMAN BELL.

ANY DISCUSSION? QUESTION? I DON'T KNOW HOW TO ASK THIS. ANY DISCUSSION? I WILL HAVE SOME COMMENTS AFTER THE VOTE.

SO ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

AND THAT ITEM PASSES 6-0. BROWNIE PUT DOWN YOUR ELECTRONIC HAND. I HAVEN'T READ THE ITEM INTO THE RECORD YET. I JUST WANT TO MAKE A COMMENT.

MARTHA HAS BEEN MAYOR PRO TEM FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

I GUESS WITH ME AS MAYOR. AND I KNOW WE WANT TO TRY TO ROTATE THINGS AROUND SOME. AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SERVICE AS MY PRO TEM.

YOU'VE HAD TO BE CALLED INTO ACTION SEVERAL TIMES.

AND, YOU KNOW, ON BEHALF AOF THE ENTIRE COUNCIL AND THE CITY THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAVE DONE AS IN YOUR PRO TEM POSITION. AND MATT, YOU GOT SOME SHOES TO FILL. SO THANK YOU FOR OEVERYTHING YOU'VE BEEN DOING IN YOUR DEPUTY PRO TEM POSITION AND I'M VERY EXCITED TO HAVE YOU AS A PRO TEM ALSO, I THINK YOU'LL DO GREAT.

>> THANK YOU MAYOR IT'S BEEN A PLEASURE TO SERVE BY YOUR SIDE.

I HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH. I WILL BE HAPPY TO SERVE THIS

[8F. Consider a resolution appointing a Deputy Mayor Pro Tem.]

COUNCIL AND THIS COMMITTEE. >> YOU WILL BE CALLED ON MANY TIMES. THE NEXT ITEM IS CONSIDER A MOTION APPOINTING A DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM.

BROWNIE YOU RAISED YOUR HAND FIRST.

YOU MAY BE MUTED. >> I NOMINATED PAM BELL FOR

DEPUTY PRO TEM. >> I HAVE A MOTION FOR PAM BELL

FOR DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM. >> I'LL SECOND THAT MOTION.

>> I'LL CALL THE VOTE, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR RAISE THEIR HAND.

AND THAT ITEM PASSES 6-0. WELCOME TO THE DARK SIDE IS PAM.

IT'S NOT THAT BAD. THANK YOU MATT FOR SERVING IN THAT POSITION AND THANK YOU PAM FOR BEING WILLING TO SERVE AS DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM. WE APPRECIATE IT.

>> THANK YOU ALL. >> THAT CONCLUDES THE REGULAR MEETING AND CAN WE TAKE LIKE A TWO OR THREE MINUTE BREAK

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.