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[1. CALL TO ORDER]

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>> SORRY ABOUT THAT, GUYS. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST, 6:20 P.M. AS AUTHORIZED BY THE TEXAS GOVERNOR CODE, THIS MEETING MAY BE CONVENED IN SPECIAL SESSION FOR TAKING ADVICE FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY ON ANY AGENDA ITEM HEREIN. THE CITY OF ROWLETT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RECONVENE REALIGN THE REGULAR SESSION AT ANY TIME PRIOR TO ADJOURNMENT. THE CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD VIA TELECONFERENCING. THE PUBLIC CAN VIEW IT LIVE ON THE CITY'S WEBSITE. IF YOU WANT TO LISTEN LIVE 877-853-5247 AND HAVE MEETING NUMBER 833 -- ITEMS TONIGHT. WE HAVE TWO WORK SESSION ITEMS.

ARE WE GOING TO GO IN ORDER? >> YES.

>> ALL RIGHT. WE WILL START TO PROVIDE COMMENT ON ANY WORK SEG ITEM YOU HAVE TO SEND AN E-MAIL BY 3:30.

WE DO NOT HAVE ANY COMMENT ON WORK SESSION ITEMS.

[3A. Presentation on the renovation and expansion of the Rockwall Central Appraisal District office situated at 841 Justin Road, Rockwall, Texas.]

WE'LL START WITH 3A, PRESENTATION ON RENOVATION OF THE ROCKWALL CENTRAL DISTRICT OFFICE SITUATED AT 841 JUSTIN ROAD, ROCKWALL, TEXAS. GOOD EVENING.

I THINK, ANGIE, YOU'RE TAKING THIS.

>> YEAH, MAJOR. >> I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO KEVIN, WHICH HE CAN GO THROUGH THE PRESENTATION WHICH YOU ALL

HAVE. >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME, MAYOR, COUNCIL MEMBERS. I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT THIS BUILDING TO YOU TONIGHT.

AND I BELIEVE LAST THURSDAY, TARA SENT OUT AN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY, ALONG WITH THE ADOPTED RESOLUTION FROM OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS, ALONG WITH THE RESOLUTION THAT WE'RE ASKING FOR YOU ALL TO PASS. REGARDING OUR BUILDING, THE CURRENT FACILITY'S BEEN HERE 23 YEARS.

IN THAT TIME, POPULATION OF THE COUNTY HAS GROWN ESTIMATED 291%.

OUR PARCEL COUNT HAS GROWN 216%. AND EVEN THROUGH THE GROWTH OF THE COUNTY AND THE PARCEL COUNT, WE'RE STILL IN THE SAME BUILDING. WE DO HAVE THREE OF OUR APRAISERS IN AN OFF SITE FACILITY IN THE OLD COUNTY HOME BUILDING AT RIDGEROAD AND 205. HALF MILE, THREE QUARTER MILE FROM OUR OFFICE. THEY JUST HAVE TO REMOTE IN TO OUR SYSTEM. THERE IS A COST TO DO THAT EVERY YEAR. THE COST TO THAT AND ALSO OFFSITE, CLIMATE CONTROL STORAGE FOR US TO HOUSE THE DOCUMENTS THAT WE NEED TO HOUSE, ABOUT $30,000 A YEAR.

SO IF THIS RESOLUTION IS PASSED BY THE ENTITIES AND WE GET TO BUILD THAT BUILDING IN A YEAR, THOSE ARE FUNDS THAT WILL COME OUT OF THE BUDGET AND WE WON'T NEED THE OFFICES AND WE WON'T NEED THE CLIMATE CONTROL STORAGE.

WE'LL HAVE PLENTY OF ROOM TO STORE OUR DOCUMENTS.

THE CURRENT BUILDING, WE'VE DIVIDED EVERY OFFICE UP AND WE DIVIDE UP, TAKEN IN ALL OF OUR STORAGE SPACES, OUR FILE CABINETS LINE THE HALLWAYS SIMPLY BECAUSE WE USE EVERY SPACE THAT WE CAN TO HOUSE OUR APPRAISAL STAFF.

WE ALSO COLLECT FOR ALL THE ENTITIES IN THE COUNTY EXCEPT FOR ROWLETT. YOU ARE COLLECTED BY THE DALLAS COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR, WHICH IS UNDERSTANDABLE.

WE COLLECT OUR THE SCHOOLS. SO WITH THE COLLECTION, THAT TAKES UP ADDITIONAL SPACE IN THE BUILDING.

WHERE THE CURRENT FACILITY WAS BUILT, IT WAS PLENTY LARGE, PLENTY BIG TO FACILITATE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS, BUT NOW WE'RE IN A PLACE WHERE WE NEED MORE SPACE.

THE TAX CODE AUTHORIZED OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO ADOPT THE RESOLUTION. AND THEY DID.

THEY ADOPTED A RESOLUTION THURSDAY NIGHT.

THE RESOLUTION IS FOR A BUILDING NOT TO EXCEED $3.35 MILLION.

WE LOOKED AT THREE OPTIONS FOR THE BUILDING.

WE LOOKED AT OPTION ONE, WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN A ONE STORY FACILITY. IT WAS $1.9 MILLION.

WE ALSO LOOKED AT OPTION THREE, WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN A COMPLETE FINISH OUT OF THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE BUILDING WE'RE GOING TO PROPOSE TONIGHT THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A COST OF $4 MILLION.

AND WE SETTLED ON OPTION TWO, WHICH WAS TO COMPLETE THE FIRST FLOOR AND THE SECOND FLOOR, THE REST ROOMS WILL BE COMPLETED AND THEN IT WILL BE AN OPEN FACILITY, AIR CONDITIONED, WHERE WE'RE STORE ALL THE ITEMS THAT WE HAVE TO STORE AND ALSO USE IT FOR OTHER STORAGE, FILE CABINETS AND THINGS LIKE THAT, THAT WE CAN PUT UP THERE. AND THEN AS THE FUTURE PROGRESSES AND THE COUNTY GROWS AND THE PARCEL COUNT GROWS AND WE NEED TO ADD MORE STAFF, WE CAN JUMP UPSTAIRS AND BEGIN TO REMODEL THAT, COMPLETE THAT AND HAVE THE ADDITIONAL SPACE TO

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GROW THERE SO WE'RE NOT IN THE POSITION WE ARE IN NOW, WHEN WE OUTGROW THE FACILITY, WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING EL.

WE DID LOOK AT MAKING THE FOUNDATION STRONG ENOUGH TO COME BACK AND ADD A SECOND FLOOR LATER.

IT JUST DIDN'T LOOK LIKE IT WAS FEASIBLE TO DO BECAUSE YOU WOULD HAVE THE SECOND FLOOR BEING BUILT ABOVE THE FIRST FLOOR WHERE PEOPLE WERE WORKING, TEAR THE ROOF OFF.

IT JUST WASN'T GOING TO BE FEASIBLE.

IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A HORRIBLE WORK ENVIRONMENT FOR THE STAFF.

SO WE SETTLED ON $3.35 MILLION, THAT'S A TWO STORY FACILITY, LEAVING THE SECOND FLOOR UNFINISHED EXCEPT FOREST ROOMS AND AIR CONDITIONING, CLIMATE CONTROL.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE POWER POINT, IT'S GOT THE PROPOSED ELEVATION.

WE'LL KIND OF RUN THROUGH THAT. T.L. TOWNSEND IS THE ROAD THE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STADIUM IS ON.

RIGHT NOW, YOU'RE STANDING AT T.L.TOWNSEND JUST SOUTH OF JUSTIN ROAD. LOOKING BACK AT THE NEW FACILITY. AND TO THE RIGHT IN WHITE IS OUR CURRENT FACILITY. SO YOU CAN SEE HOW IT WILL TIE IN. SO THAT'S JUST THE ELEVATION OF THE OUTSIDE. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS JUST KIND OF AN AERIAL OVERVIEW, THE BUILDING ON THE RIGHT IN GREEN IS OUR EXISTING STRUCTURE.

THE ONLY PARKING WE HAVE NOW IS IN THE FRONT OF THAT BUILDING AND IN THE BACK OF THE NEW BUILDING.

THE PROPOSED NEW BUILDING. THAT'S ALL THE PARKING WE HAVE.

SO WHEN WE HAVE ARB HEARINGS AND 20, 30, 40 PROPERTY OWNERS WAITING, IT'S NOT HARD TO SEE THAT PARKING LOT FILLED UP OR TO LINE UP ON JUSTIN ROAD OR PARK NEXT DOOR TO US.

WE DO HAVE MULTIPLE ACCIDENTS IN OUR PARKING LOT YEARLY, JUST BECAUSE OF THE TRAFFIC FLOW ISSUE THERE.

SO ANOTHER ISSUE IS WE ONLY HAVE ONE BOARD ROOM IN THIS OFFICE FOR ARD HEARINGS. WE RUN THROUGH BECAUSE OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AND COVID, IN ORDER TO GET ALL OF THE HEARINGS DONE, OVER WITH AND CERTIFY THE TAX RULES TO OUR ENTITIES BY THE JULY DEADLINE, WE HAD TO ENCOMPASS OUR LOBBY TO BECOME A BOARD ROOM. SO WE TOOK IN THE LOBBY AND MADE THAT A BOARD ROOM SO WE COULD SOCIAL DISTANCE.

WHAT THAT DID, LEFT PROPERTY OWNERS WAITING IN THEIR CARS.

MOST UNDERSTOOD, BUT THERE WERE A FEW ANGRY ABOUT THAT.

BUT IN A NORMAL YEAR, OUR LOBBY IS SLAM PACKED FULL OF PROPERTY OWNERS, 30, 40, 50 OF THEM SITTING THERE AT ONE TIME WAITING FOR THEIR HEARINGS. THIS PROPOSED BUILDING GIVES US THREE BOARD ROOMS SO WE WILL BE ABLE TO RUN A THIRD PANEL, PLUS ADDITIONAL WAITING AREA. SO THE PROPOSAL WOULD BE THE NEW PARKING LOT, WHICH IS TO THE EAST AND WEST.

SO THE BUILDING RIGHT TO LEFT IS NORTH TO SOUTH.

SO THE EAST AND WEF IS NEW PARKING TO THE CURRENT FACILITY TO BETTER SERVE THE CUSTOMERS. THEY CAN DROP OFF DOCUMENTS, DROP OFF PAYMENTS, WHATEVER THEY NEED TO DO WITHOUT HAVING TO GET OUT OF THEIR CAR. NEW PARKING ON THE EAST AND WEST SIDE OF THE BUILDING WILL BE BUILT TO THE NORTH OF THE FACILITY. THE NEXT WILL SHOW THE FIRST FLOOR LAYOUT. SO OCE AGAIN LOOKING BACK AT THE ELEVATION, YOU SEE THIS TIES IN ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF OUR BUILDING AND ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT HAND, THIS ELEVATION, YOU CAN SEE WHERE WE'LL ENTER THE NEW FACILITY FROM THE CURRENT FACILITY AND THEN I'LL POINT OUT THAT WHEN WE MOVE INTO THIS BILLING, SIX OF THE OFFICES WILL ALREADY BE FULL.

ONE OF OUR APPRAISAL STAFF IS HOUSED IN THE COLLECTION AREAS.

ONE IS IN A CLOSET. THREE ARE OFF SITE.

SO SIX OF THESE OFFICES WILL ALREADY BE FULL, LEAVING SIX OFFICES FOR EXPANDED GROWTH. WE HAVE AN ADDITIONAL THREE CONFERENCE ROOMS ON THE LEFT SIDE WITH A NEW BREAK ROOM ON THE APPRAISAL SIDE AND ADDITIONAL CONFERENCE ROOM IN THE TOP RIGHT CORNER OF THIS BUILDING WITH JUST STORAGE AND STUFF IN THE HALLWAY. THERE'S THE ELEVATOR AND THE STAIRCASE THAT IS REQUIRED BY CODE.

THE LOBBY HAS SOME SEATING THERE.

THE IDEA WOULD BE FOR THE PROPERTY OWNERS TO WAIT IN THE BOARD ROOMS, SO IT WOULD ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR A LARGE LOBBY. THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THEY DO FOR A HEARING. THEY SET UP IN A BOARD ROOM.

ONE THING THEY CAN SIT AND WATCH THE HEARINGS, SEE HOW THEY GO.

NUMBER TWO, IT ELIMINATES THE NEED FOR A LARGE LOBBY THERE.

SO THE REST ROOMS ARE ON THE FIRST FLOOR AS WELL.

SO THAT'S THE FIRST FLOOR PLAN. THE SECOND FLOOR PLAN WOULD MOVE TO MORE OF AN OPEN OFFICE SPACE. AGAIN, YOU HAVE REST ROOMS THERE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE BUILDING AND TWO ADDITIONAL CONFERENCE ROOMS UPSTAIRS. AS THE COUNTY GROWS AND WE NEED TO ADD MORE ARD PANELS, PROBABLY IN 2022, I'LL LOOK TO ADD A THIRD ARD PANEL THAT WILL HELP FACILITATE THE ARD HEARINGS FASTER. THIS YEAR WE WERE TRYING TO GET

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ALL THE ARD HEARINGS HEARD AND CERTIFY THE ROLL BY JULY 25TH.

I CAN DEFINITELY SEE A NEED FOR THE THIRD PANEL.

ALL OF THE BUILDINGS WILL BE TAKEN IN.

WE HAVE A COUPLE OTHER CONFERENCE ROOMS WE CAN USE FOR BOARD ROOMS. YOU SEE THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE STORAGE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SECOND FLOOR.

AND THEN KIND OF AN OPEN OFFICE CUBICLE WORK STATION TYPE SETUP IN THE SECOND FLOOR AS WE MOVE FORWARD AND HAVE TO ADD STAFF IN THE FUTURE. THE NEXT SLIDE IS GONNA BREAK DOWN BASICALLY THE POPULATION. THESE NUMBERS CAME FROM THE NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS.

I PULLED THE STATS A FEW DAYS AGO AND WE WORKED THIS POWER POINT FROM LAST YEAR. ASSUMING 3.81% GROWTH AND I KNOW IF YOU LOOK AT THE CHANGE IT SAYS 3.18.

I INVERTED THOSE NUMBERS BY ACCIDENT.

BUT IT TALKS ABOUT A 3.81 GROWTH.

YOU SEE THE ESTIMATED POPULATION GOING OUT TO 2031 AT 159,000 RESIDENTS IN ROCKWALL COUNTY. DOWN HIGHLIGHTED FOR YOU WOULD BE THE SPLIT SEAS, ROWLETT. ABOUT 10,000 IS WHAT THE COUNCIL GOVERNMENTS SHOWED FOR OUR SPLIT CITIES BETWEEN ROWLETT AND WYLIE. LOT OF GROWTH IS HAPPENING IN THE COUNTY TO THE EAST. OUR SIDE, OUR SIDE OF ROWLETT IS PRETTY MUCH BUILT OUT. I THINK THERE'S SOME COMMERCIAL STUFF ON 66 THAT CAN STILL BE BUILT, BUT AS FAR AS RESIDENTIAL GOES, AFTER THE TORNADO AND ALL THE REBUILDING THAT HAPPENED THERE, PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING IS BUILT OUT.

SO MORE GROWTH IN ROWLETT I THINK FOR RESIDENTIAL IS NOT REALLY THERE BUT THE REMAINDER OF THE COUNTY IT IS.

THE NEXT SLIDE SHOWS JUST A FIVE YEAR AVERAGE PROJECTION OF PARCEL COUNT INCREASE. I TOOK THE PREVIOUS FIVE YEAR AVERAGE AND USED THAT 3.4% MOVING FORWARD THE LAST SIX YEARS. AVERAGE 3.4%.

MOVE THAT FORWARD. LAST YEAR WE INCREASED IN 2020 MORE THAN ANTICIPATED. 48,000 PARCELS NOW.

SO AS WE MOVE FORWARD AND YOU SEE 2029, THE NEED FOR 16 APPRAISALS WITH THE PARCEL COUNT BEING WHERE IT IS, THAT WILL MAKE THAT FIRST FLOOR OF THE NEW FACILITY FULL.

THEN WE'LL HAVE TO LOOK AT GOING UP TO THE SECOND FLOOR.

WITHIN TEN YEARS, IF THE PROJECTIONS ARE RIGHT, IF GROWTH CONTINUES, IF EVERYTHING GOES THE WAY IT'S BEEN GOING, THEN WE'LL BE AT FULL CAPACITY ON THE FIRST FLOOR BY 2030, IF NOT A YEAR SOONER. SO IF WE JUST DO A ONE STORY FACILITY, 10 TO 12 YEARS, WE'LL BE HAVING TO DO SOMETHING ELSE MOVING FORWARD. THE LAST SLIDE JUST BREAKS OUT THE CITIES, YOUR CITIES ALLOCATION PORTION OF THE TOTAL PAYMENT. THE 255,000 ANNUAL PAYMENT FOR THIS BUILDING IS BASED OFF $3.35 MILLION NOTE AT 4.5% INTEREST BRINGS TO $48,040 TOTAL PAYMENT TO YOU GUYS YEARLY.

AND THEN $1210 QUARTERLY ALLOCATION PAYMENT.

ONE AGAIN, THIS IS BASED OFF 15,100 SQUARE FOOT TWO STORY, FIRST FLOOR FINISHED, SECOND FLOOR JUST AIR CONDITIONED WITH REST ROOMS FINISHED UP THERE. EASIER TO FINISH THOSE NOW THAN LATER. AND GIVE US ROOM TO GROW IN THE FUTURE. YOU KNOW, IT'S DEFINITELY NOT A WANT. IT IS A NEED.

IT WAS NEEDED BEFORE NOW, BUT IT'S DEFINITELY NEEDED NOW, ESPECIALLY WITH US LEASING OFF SITE FACILITY FOR OUR APPRAISAL STAFF. I DO SEE 2022 US NEEDING TO ADD ANOTHER APRAISER. SO NOT IN THIS CURRENT CYCLE, BUT THE NEXT CYCLE, THERE'S A GOOD POSSIBILITY OF NEEDING TO ADD ANOTHER RESIDENTIAL APPRAISER.

THAT'S A VERY QUICK PRESENTATION OF THE BUILDING.

I'M OPEN FOR ANY QUESTIONS YOU GUYS HAVE.

I'LL TAKE THOSE QUESTIONS AND DO MY BEST TO ANSWER THEM.

ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO PRESENT THIS.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH. REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

>> YES, MA'AM. >> I WAS AT YOUR OFFICES LAST YEAR. YOU NEED THIS VERY BADLY.

I KNOW THAT THERE WERE SEVERAL PROPOSALS BROUGHT FORTH HISTORICALLY. I, FOR ONE, AM APPRECIATIVE THAT YOU DID AS MUCH RESEARCH AND HOMEWORK YOU ALL DID TO FIGURE OUT THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE WAY TO DO THIS.

YOUR OFFICES ARE INCREDIBLY CRAMPED AND INSUFFICIENT FOR YOUR NEEDS. COUNCIL, I HAVE A COUPLE QUESTIONS, BUT I WILL OPEN IT UP FOR YOU FIRST.

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>> CAN I ADD ONE THING REAL QUICK? SO TWO YEARS AGO, THREE YEARS AGO -- TIME FLIES WHEN YOU'RE HAVING FUN. I THINK IT WAS PROPOSED $4 MILLION ADDITION AND THE INTEREST RATE WAS $5.09.

SO NOT ONLY HAS THE NUMBER THAT WE'RE ASKING TO BORROW HAVE COME DOWN, ALSO THE INTEREST RATE'S COME DOWN.

TALKING TO DIFFERENT LENDERS, WHO KNOWS WHAT IT WILL WIND UP, BUT WE KNOW THE 255 YEARLY PAYMENT IS WORST CASE SCENARIO WHERE WE'RE GOING TO BE. WE'LL DO OUR BEST TO MAKE SURE IT IS BETTER. AND DON'T KNOW THAT WE'LL SPEND 3.35. ONCE AGAIN, WORST CASE SCENARIO

IS WHERE WE ARE. >> THANK YOU.

>> KEVIN, I WAS ON THAT TOUR WITH OUR MAYOR AND I SAW FIRST HAND YOU GUYS WERE JUST BUSTING OUT AT THE SEAMS THERE.

SOUNDS LIKE YOU'VE GOT A BETTER DESIGN, BETTER INTEREST RATE, MORE OPPORTUNITY TO BRING THE COST DOWN.

I GUESS MY ONLY QUESTION IS, I'M ASSUMING THAT WE SPEND SOMETHING NOW FOR THE FACILITY THAT YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN.

CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT THE DIFFERENCE IS BETWEEN WHAT WE MIGHT BE PAYING NOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR FACILITY, YOUR CURRENT FACILITY, AND THEN THE NEW FACILITY.

>> WHEN YOU SAY TO MAINTAIN IT, ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT UTILITIES OR THE COST MAINTENANCE ON THE BUILDING?

>> I AM JUST ASSUMING THAT ROWLETT CONTRIBUTES SOMETHING TO THE OPERATION OF THAT BUILDING, WHETHER IT'S -- WHETHER WE PAY A PORTION OF A LEASE OR WHATEVER. I'M JUST TRYING TO GET AN IDEA.

I DON'T KNOW THAT. BRIAN, YOU MAY HAVE THE ANSWER TO THAT. I'M JUST TRYING TO COMPARE WHAT WOULD IT COST US FOR THE NEW BUILDING COMPARED TO WHAT WE

CURRENTLY HAVE? >> SURE.

SO YOUR 2020 ALLOCATION, SO YOUR PERCENT YOU PAY OF OUR BUDGET WAS 8.9%. IT'S PROJECTED PROPOSED ALLOCATION FOR 2021 AS 1.98% OF OUR TOTAL BUDGET.

THAT NUMBER'S GONNA CHANGE WHEN THE LEAD IS RAN.

UNTIL THAT GETS DONE IN OCTOBER, WE HAVE TO REFIGURE.

SO ALL WE CAN GIVE YOU ISSEN ESTIMATION.

WE HAVE TO USE THE CURRENT YEAR'S LEVY.

WE'LL TAKE THE TOTAL FOR THE COUNTY, DIVIDE YOUR LEVY BY THE TOLL LEVY AND THAT WILL GIVE US A PERCENTAGE.

YOUR TOTAL ALLOCATION TO OUR BUDGET IS $55,000.

THAT IS 1.98%. THAT'S BASED OFF 19 LEVY.

WHATEVER TAX RATES AND VALUES DO, THEN THAT WILL DETERMINE

EXACTLY WHAT THAT ALLOCATION IS. >> OKAY.

SO IT'S BASED ON A PERCENTAGE OF THE ALLOCATION AND NOT NECESSARILY OUR SHARE OF THE LOAN AMOUNT?

I'M JUST TRYING TO UNDERSTAND. >> THERE'S CAPITAL AND THERE'S

OPERATING COSTS. >> RIGHT.

>> OKAY. SO THIS -- WHAT KEVIN'S BEEN TALKING ABOUT, THE INCREMENTAL COST, IS THE ADDITIONAL CAPITAL OUTLAY AND DEBT SERVICE AS A RESULT OF THAT.

>> THIS NEW BUILDING IS IN ADDITION, THE FUNDING THAT YOU'RE REQUESTING FOR ROWLETT TO PARTICIPATE IN, IS IN ADDITION

TO WHAT WE ARE ALREADY PAYING? >> EXCEPT THEY'LL LOSE THAT OFF SITE LEASE BUILDING THAT THEY'RE CURRENTLY PAYING THE LEASE FOR.

BECAUSE THEY HAVE A REMOTE OFFICE BUILDING THAT A FEW OTHER

EMPLOYEES HAVE TO LEASE. >> RIGHT.

>> SO IT WILL BE THE SAME OPERATING COST, PLUS A BIGGER WORK SPACE, SO MORE OPERATING SPACE PLUS THE SHARE OF OUR DEBT

SERVICE. >> CORRECT.

YOUR DEBT SERVICE TO THIS BUILDING, AS IT SITS WITH THE

INTEREST RATE IS $48,040 A YEAR. >> THAT'S FOR HOW MANY YEARS?

>> THAT'S GONNA BE A 20 YEAR AMORTIZED NOTE.

COURSE, IF FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE, IF OUR BUDGET HAS MONEY LEFT OVER, THE BOARD CAN ALLOCATE TO PUT THOSE FUNDS TOWARDS PRINCIPAL. OF COURSE WOULD PAY THAT NOTE DOWN FASTER. I DO BELIEVE THE CURRENT FACILITY BUILT IN '97, '98, WHAT I HAVE BEEN TOLD WAS PAID OFF IN 7 1/2 TO 8 YEARS AND WAS A 15 YEAR NOTE.

SO OBVIOUSLY THE GOAL WOULD BE TO PAY IT OFF AS SOON AS WE CAN AND TO ELIMINATE THE INTEREST. ONE IT'S GONE, THE MONEY WOULD

BE REMOVED FROM THE ALLOCATION. >> OKAY.

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JUST TRYING TO GET A FEEL FOR IT SINCE WE'RE ALMOST BUILT OUT.

GOT A LITTLE BIT OF ROOM FOR GROWTH, BUT NOTHING LIKE THE

REST OF ROCKWALL COUNTY. >> I WOULD DISAGREE WITH THAT.

KEVIN, IF YOU HAVE NOT LOOKED AT THE PROJECTIONS FOR RESIDENTIAL AND BUSINESS GROWTH IN ROCKWALL COUNTY ON SAPPHIRE BAY, I THINK

YOU NEED TO. >> I AGREE SAPPHIRE BAY WOULD CHANGE THOSE NUMBERS CONSIDERABLY.

SO THAT BEING THE CASE, IF YOU'RE JUST THINKING ABOUT WHAT'S OFF OF STATE HIGHWAY 66 THERE, DEFINITELY NOT THE WHOLE

PICTURE. >> I WOULD ACTUALLY BE CONCERNED AT SOME POINT OUR ALLOCATION'S GOING TO BE MUCH HIGHER WITH THE KIND OF VALUE THAT WE'RE PROPOSING OUT THERE.

>> CORRECT. >> I AGREE WITH THAT.

OKAY. THAT IS ALL ENLIGHTENING.

THANK YOU. >> OKAY.

BLAKE, YOU HAD YOUR HAND UP? >> YES.

COUPLE QUESTIONS. FIRST ONE, DO YOU EXPECT THIS NEW BUILDING TO SERVE ROCKWALL COUNTY THROUGH BILUILD OUT?

>> I DO. THERE'S AN ADDITIONAL 38, 39 OFFICE SPACES UPSTAIRS. IF YOU TAKE OUR CURRENT STAFF LOAD, 21 PEOPLE, WITH 109,000 ESTIMATED POPULATION IN 2020, THEY SAY CURRENT BUILDOUT PROJECTION 250 IS A NUMBER BEING TOSSED AROUND THAT I HEAR. IF THAT'S THE CASE, WE'RE LOOKING AT 45, 50 TOTAL STAFF IF WE CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD AT THE RATE WE ARE WITH THE STAFF TO POPULATION RATIO.

WITH THE ADDITIONAL 14 OFFICES DOWNSTAIRS, 37 UPSTAIRS, IT WOULD MORE THAN HANDLE THE COUNTY BUILDOUT NOW.

WHO KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE.

I HAVE THOUGHT A LOT ABOUT THAT. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS BE ONE AND DONE. I DON'T KNOW THAT I'LL BE AROUND WHEN THE BUILDOUT HAPPENS, BUT I DO FEEL CERTAIN AND CONFIDENT TO SAY, YES, IT WILL TAKE CARE OF THE COUNTY AND BUILDOUT THE

POPULATION. >> THANK YOU.

LAST QUESTION. WERE THE APPRAISAL DISTRICT RECORDS BE HELD IN THE NEW BUILDING OR AT AN OFF SITE

LOCATION? >> NO.

AS SOON AS WE HAVE THE AIR CONDITIONER IN THE UPSTAIRS BUILT, THEY'LL COME OVER HERE. THAT'S 7200 OR $7,000 A YEAR THAT'S SPENT FOR CLIMATE CONTROL STORAGE.

THAT WILL BE GONE AS WELL. >> OKAY.

THANK YOU. >> MATT, YOU HAVE YOUR HAND UP?

>> YEAH. THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION,

KEVIN. >> YES, SIR.

>> OUT OF ALL THE OTHER ENTITIES ON THE RESOLUTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN PASSED ALREADY, YOU GUYS ARE NUMBER ONE.

Y'ALL ARE FIRST ON THE AGENDA. THEY WILL HAPPEN BETWEEN NOW AND THE 22ND OF SEPTEMBER. SO CODE GIVES US A VERY SHORT WINDOW OF 30 DAYS TO GET THIS RESOLUTION PASSED SO WE BEGAN TO SEND IT OUT THURSDAY. TARA ASKED ME A COUPLE WEEKS AGO. WE KNEW THE RESOLUTION WAS A POSSIBILITY, SO SHE WAS TRY TO GET ON EVERYBODY'S AGENDA SO WE COULD MEET THAT 30 DAY WINDOW. YOU ALL WERE THE FIRST ONE.

SO YOU FEEL PRETTY CONFIDENT, WE'RE PRETTY SMALL POTATOES IN THE OVERALL FINANCING PLAN FOR THIS.

>> SURE. >> YOU FEEL PRETTY CONFIDENCE

THOSE OTHER ONES WILL COME IN? >> I HAVE HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH SEVERAL OF THE ENTITIES. AS OF NOW, EVERYBODY IS ON BOARD. THINGS COULD CHANGE.

WINDS OF CHANGE COULD BLOW, SO WHO KNOWS WHAT WILL HAPPEN.

BUT AS OF NOW I FEEL CONFIDENT WITH THE PROJECT.

>> HOW DOES THAT WORK, KEVIN? DO YOU NEED UNANIMOUS SUPPORT?

>> 75%. THERE'S 11 ENTITIES THAT WILL BE VOTING. 8.25 AND SOME CHANGE.

SO WE NEED 9 YES RESOLUTIONS. SO IF THREE SAY NO, THEN WE'RE DONE. WE'LL COME SEE YOU ALL IN

ANOTHER YEAR OR TWO. >> SO WE HAVE AN EQUAL VOTE

REGARDLESS OF TAX ASSESSMENT? >> THE VOTES ARE NOT WEIGHTED BASED ON LEVY. EACH ENTITY HAS A VOTE.

ALL YOUR VOTES ARE EQUAL. >> OKAY.

SORRY, MATT. >> YOU'RE FINE.

YOU DID NOT INCLUDE SAPPHIRE BAY IN YOUR INCREASED GROUP WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT INCREASED POPULATION AND THE INCREASED NUMBER OF PARCELS THAT YOU'LL HAVE IN THE COUNT? THAT DOESN'T INCLUDE THE SAPPHIRE BAY GROWTH?

>> THE GROWTH IS BASED ON, ONCE AGAIN NORTHCENTRAL TEXAS COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS PROJECTIONS. THEY'RE LOOKING BACK AT HOW PROJECTIONS CHANGED FROM LAST YEAR TO THIS YEAR.

I THINK THERE WERE 104,000, 106,000.

NOW THEY'RE 340,000 FOR 2020. THAT CAME FROM THE NORTHCENTRAL TEXAS GOVERNMENT. THEY WOULD DO A BROAD SCOPE REVIEW AND LOOK AT WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE COUNTY AND TRY TO

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PROJECT MOVING FORWARD. >> OKAY.

>> ONCE AGAIN, YOU KNOW, IF ROWLETT, IF THEY START MOVING HIGH DENSITY STUFF, PARCEL COUNT WILL INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY.

WE JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.

ROCKWALL, A LOT IS BUILT OUT HERE, A LOT THERE.

THERE'S A LOT OF LAND, VACANT LAND IN THE SOUTH, SOUTHEAST PART OF THE COUNTY THAT THEY COULD TAKE IN AND IT COULD BE DEVELOPED AS HIGH DENSITY. AS FAR AS WHAT'S BEING PROJECTED NOW, DO I KNOW THIS, AFTER CERTIFICATION, WE ALMOST ADDED INSTANTLY 2,000 PARCELS FROM A SUBDIVISION THAT HAD BEEN PLOTTED ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE COUNTY.

THE PARCEL COUNT CONTINUES TO GO UP.

>> I THINK THE ONLY PART IS YOU'RE TAKING THE FULL LOAD AND OUR PERCENTAGE OF THE PAYMENT ON THE PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL LEVY TODAY AND NOT WHAT THE PERCENTAGE OF THE TOTAL LEVY WILL BE IN 10 OR 20 YEARS FROM NOW.

I FEEL LIKE WE'RE PROBABLY GOING TO BE OKAY AND GET A GOOD DEAL ON THIS, BUT IT WOULD BE COOL IF IT WAS AMORTIZED AND REEVALUATED EVERY FIVE YEARS ON THE PER PERCENTAGE OF THE LEVY AND THE DOLLARS WERE ADJUSTED ACCORDINGLY.

YOU GUYS NEED THIS. I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND IT.

I'M KIND OF NITPICKING IT. I GUESS THAT'S WHY I'M HAPPY THAT YOU'RE PHASING IT A LITTLE BIT.

IF THE SECOND PHASE COMES IN AND THE ADDITIONAL FUNDS YOU'LL NEED, OUR PERCENTAGE WE WOULD HAVE TO PAY INTO IT WOULD BE

SMALLER. >> COUNCIL, ONE THING I JUST SHARED. LOOKING AT THE $3.4 MILLION BOND ISSUE THEY WANT TO DO, IF OUR SHARE OF THE LEVY IS 1.9%, 1.89%, IT WOULD BE ONLY 2.3% IF SAPPHIRE BAY WAS UP AND RUNNING AT TODAY'S RATE. IT'S STILL A VERY SMALL INCREMENT WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE FACT THAT THE ENTIRE COUNTY, WITH EVERYBODY IN THERE, ALL THE CITIES AROUND $265 MILLION.

IT WOULD NOT BE THAT BIG OF AN INCREASE TO THE CITY OF ROWLETT.

>> THAT'S GOOD TO KNOW. THANK YOU, BRIAN.

I APPRECIATE YOU CALCULATING THAT.

>> ALSO, YOU GOT TO LOOK AT THE WHOLE EASTERN PART OF THE COUNTY. ROWLETT, IT'S SCARY HOW FAST THEY'RE GROWING IN ROWLETT RIGHT NOW.

WHEN THAT HAPPENS, THE SCHOOL LEVY GOES UP, COUNTY LEVY GOES UP. ALL THOSE LEVIES GOING UP CAN HELP OFF SET ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS ON YOUR COUNTY ON OUR SIDE. IT'S HARD TO PROJECT EXACTLY WHAT THAT LEVY'S GONNA DO. I LIKE THE IDEA, MATT.

I'M GONNA PLAY WITH THAT. >> WELL, THANK YOU.

APPRECIATE THAT. >> MY LAST QUESTION IS, HOW DO WE FACTOR IN THE FACT THAT YOU DON'T DO COLLECTIONS FOR US BUT DO COLLECTIONS FOR EVERYBODY ELSE?

>> RIGHT. >> IS THAT HOW WE FAIR IN THE

COST? >> Y'ALL DON'T PAY INTO OUR COLLECTION BUDGET. WE HAVE TWO BUDGETS.

COLLECTION AND APPRAISAL. YOU PAY SIMPLY TO THE APPRAISAL BUDGET. THIS ADDITION IS ALL GOING TO BE DEVOTED AND DEDICATED TO APPRAISAL.

COLLECTION WILL STAY WHERE IT IS.

ONCE WE GET STAFF MEMBER OUT OF COLLECTION, IT GIVES COLLECTION ROOM TO GROW. THE NEW BUILDING IS QUICKLY AN APPRAISAL ADDITION. ONCE IT'S UP AND RUNNING, WE'LL

DIVIDE IT UP. >> I WAS MORE ASKING FROM AN

OPERATING COST STANDPOINT. >> SURE.

>> SO YOU JUST KEEP THE BUDGETS SEPARATE.

>> YES, MA'AM. >> UTILITIES AND SUCH AND

BUILDING COST. >> THAT'S CORRECT.

>> OKAY. THAT IS ALL.

YOU ASKED ALL MY OTHER QUESTIONS.

I DON'T SEE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS. COUNCIL, ANY COMMENTS,

QUESTIONS, CONCERNS? >> NO.

>> NO CONCERNS. I THINK IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO BE NEEDED FOR OUR RESIDENTS THAT NEED TO GO OVER THERE. I'M HAPPY TO HEAR YOU'LL LOOK INTO THE OTHER PIECE OF IT. MY ONLY OTHER QUESTION IS, YOU GET TO APPRAISE YOUR OWN BUILDING?

>> WE WILL APPRAISE IT. WE'LL GET A FEE APPRAISAL ON IT.

>> SO, COUNCIL, THIS IS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

DOES ANYBODY NEED THIS PULLED OR ARE WE COMFORTABLE LEAVING IT ON THE CONSENT AGENDA? EVERYBODY OKAY LEAVING THIS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA, YES? OKAY.

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I THINK WE HAVE WHAT WE NEED, KEVIN.

BRIAN, ANGIE, ANYTHING ELSE FROM YOU ALL?

WE APPRECIATE IT. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE APPRECIATE YOU. >> GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR OTHER 12

MEETINGS. >> YES, MA'AM.

HAVE A GOOD NIGHT. >> THANK YOU.

>> BYE-BYE. >> ALL RIGHT.

[3B. Hear a presentation regarding the Form-Based Code Regulating Plan approval mechanism, the appropriateness of stand-alone multi-family development without vertical integration of mixed land uses, and suggested recommendations to better align the Form-Based Code and the North Shore Master Plan.]

ITEM 3B PRESENTATION REGARDING FARM BASED CODE REGULATED PLAN MECHANISM APPROPRIATENESS OF STAND ALONE MULTIFAMILY DWELLING WITHOUT VERTICAL INTEGRATION OF MIXED LAND USES AND SUGGESTED RECOMMENDATIONS TO BETTER ALIGN THE FARM BASED CODE IN THE NORTH SHORE MASTER PLAN. BOY, THAT SOUNDED LIKE MANAL'S LANGUAGE. GOOD JOB.

GOOD EVENING. >> GOOD EVENING, COUNCIL.

I WOULD LIKE TO FIRST THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.

I KNOW WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THIS CONCERN AND SOME OF OUR ORDINANCES AS WELL. I'D ALSO LIKE TO INTRODUCE OUR PLANNING SPECIALIST. HE IS WATCHING US, TOO, AND WILL PARTICIPATE, IF NECESSARY. AND CARLOS IS WITH US, TOO.

WE ALL PUT OUR HEADS TOGETHER IN WANTING TO PRESENT THIS ITEM TO YOU. I'LL TRY NOT TO BE TOO VERBOSE, BUT I DO WANT TO HIT SOME OF THE POINTS OF WHY WE ARE HERE, WHAT THE INTENT IS. REALLY, THIS ITEM EVOLVED FROM CONVERSATIONS WE'VE HAD IN THE PAST, IN TERMS OF THE FARM BASED CODE, THE NORTH SHORE, ROWLETT DEVELOPMENT CODE OVERHAUL AND THOSE TYPES OF THINGS. SO WE WANTED TO COME FORWARD AND TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHERE WE STAND AS IT RELATES TO THE VIBRANCY TO OUR CODE. THIS IS TO GIVE YOURSELF AND OUR VIEWING AUDIENCE AN OVERVIEW OF THE NORTH SHORE MASTER PLAN, THE FARM BASED CODE, SOME OF THE ALLOWED USES IN THE CODE, SPECIFICALLY THE ALLOWANCE OF MULTIFAMILY USES.

THE CURRENT ZONING AND DEVELOPMENT TRENDS WE ARE SEEING IN THE NORTH SHORE AND IN SOME OTHER AREAS THAT ARE FORM BASED CODE. RELATIONSHIP OF OUR NORTH SHORE MASTER PLAN AND OUR CURRENT ZONING.

WE OBVIOUSLY DID AN UPDATE TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, WHICH WAS RECENTLY UPDATED AND WE HAVE A FUTURE USE PLAN FOR THE RELATIONSHIP OF THAT AS WELL. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, LAURA.

WE CAN JUMP TO THE ONE AFTER THAT, TOO.

THANK YOU. REALLY, I WANT TO SET THE STAGE WITH THESE TWO MAPS. THIS MAP GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE AREA WITH THE CURRENTED ZONING.

THAT'S THE MAP TO THE LEFT. YOU CAN SEE THE OVERLAY OF THE DEVELOPMENT AS WELL. THEN THE MAP TO THE RIGHT IS FUTURE LAND DEVELOPMENT. THIS WILL HELP US, AS YOU LOOK AT THESE TWO MAPS, HELP US FORMALIZE OUR CONVERSATION THIS EVENING. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SOME OF THE DETAILS RELATED TO THE NORTH SHORE MASTER PLAN.

LET'S TALK ABOUT CHRONOLOGY. WE ADOPTED THE FORM BASED CODE IN 2012. WE ADOPTED THE NORTH SHORE MAP IN 2014. AND THE INTENT OF THE MASTER PLAN WAS TO PROMOTE THE STRATEGIC AREAS, LARGELY UNDEVELOPED AND BRING THEM TOGETHER AND HAVE SOME FORM OF EMPLOYMENT AT THE HUB AND USE THE FORM BASED CODE AS A TOOL TO BASICALLY DICTATE THE DEVELOPMENT TO NOT NECESSARILY SPECIFIC ZONING DISTRICTS, BUT REALLY FORM OVER THE USES.

THE NORTH SHORE PLAN IS APPROXIMATELY 1600 ACRES, HUGE OPPORTUNITY FOR US THERE. WE OBVIOUSLY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE ORDINANCES THERE IN PLACE THAT MAKE IT SIMPLE TO ATTRACT LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT. THE LAND USE PATENT, WE HAVE SOME LARGE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS, RURAL IN NATURE WITH MULTIFAMILY AND SINGLE FAMILY DEVELOPMENTS.

OBVIOUSLY, NOT NEWS TO ANYBODY, BUT THE NORTH SHORE PLAN HAS THREE SUBDISTRICTS TO IT. NORTH SHORE NORTH, SOUTH AND THE CENTER FOR COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY WHICH IS ACROSS 119 HIGHWAY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, LAURA. THIS MAP PROVIDES BEARINGS ON WHAT'S GOING ON. WE HAVE UPDATED IT SINCE WE LAST TALKED. IF YOU RECALL, IN JANUARY, I BELIEVE JANUARY 7TH, WE HAD A CONVERSATION REGARDING THE NORTH SHORE, WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE AREA.

WE HAVE SEEN SOME INCREASED ACTIVITY AS IT RELATES TO RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, PARTICULARLY IN THE NORTH SHORE NORTH AREA. WE'VE SEEN SOME ACTIVITY AS IT RELATES TO MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENT AS A MIXED USE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT WHICH ENABLES HIGH DENSITY DEVELOPMENT. THAT'S OCCURRING MAINLY IN THE NORTH SHORE NORTH AREA. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO WE WANTED TO TRY AND BREAK DOWN AS SIMPLY AS POSSIBLE THE

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NORTH SHORE, THE FORM BASED CODE.

NOW, THE NORTH SHORE ITSELF HAS SOME RESTRICTIONS THAT OVER LAY, SO TO SPEAK, THE FORM BASED CODE.

IT REFERENCES THE ALLOWANCES OF MULTIFAMILY USES.

THERE ARE TWO ZONING DISTRICTS IN THE FORM BASED CODE -- THERE ARE ACTUALLY THREE. THREE ZONING DISTRICTS THAT PERMIT MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENT, WHICH WE CAN REFER TO AS MIXED USE RESIDENTIAL. THE URBAN VILLAGE DISTRICT AND THE COMMERCIAL CENTER DISTRICT MIXED RESIDENTIAL UNITS.

THEY HAVE TO BE A COMPONENT OR EVALUATED AS PART OF A LARGER MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT. THERE'S NO SPECIFICITY IN TERMS OF HOW THAT NEEDS TO COMPLETELY LOOK.

YOU CAN HAVE SOME DIFFERENT INTEGRATIONS THERE.

BUT THERE ARE SOME CAPS. THE MULTIFAMILY, OR THE MIXED RESIDENTIAL CONCEPT ONLY OCCUPIES 25% OF THE LAND AREA.

THIS INCLUDES INFRASTRUCTURE. AND THEN IF THERE IS INDEED A REQUEST TO HAVE MORE THAN 25% OF THE MIXED RESIDENTIAL USE, THEN A MAJOR WARRANT APPROVAL IS REQUIRED THROUGH A PUBLIC HEARING PROCESS. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE THIRD CATEGORY OR THIRD ZONING DISTRICT IS THE URBAN NEIGHBORHOOD DISTRICT. THIS PRIMARILY RESIDES IN THE NORTH SHORE NORTH AREA. I KNOW THIS SLIDE IS HEAVY WITH INFORMATION, BUT IT DOES -- THE INTEN TO TRY AND EXPLAIN HOW IT WORKS, HOW MIXED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT WORKS IN THE URBAN NEIGHBORHOOD DISTRICT. SO IT TALKS ABOUT THE DISTRIBUTION OF BUILDING TYPES AND IT DOES SAY THAT A MINIMUM MIX OF BUILDING TYPES WILL BE REQUIRED.

BUT IT SAYS OF THAT, AT LEAST 20% OF THOSE TOTAL UNITS HAVE TO CONSIST OF A COMBINATION OF EITHER HAVING MIXED RESIDENTIAL, AND I'LL SPEAK TO THESE BULLET POINTS, SHOP FRONT COMPONENT OR MIXED USE. WHEN WE TALK ABOUT A COMBINATION OF AT LEAST HAVING TWO OF THOSE COMPONENTS.

BUT THEN IT ALSO SAYS AT MOST 80% OF THOSE UNITS HAVE TO HAVE A COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING BUILDING TYPES, LIVE-WORK FUNCTION, HAVING TOWNHOMES OR COTTAGES WITH ZERO LOT LINE OR CASITA. THIS REQUIREMENT BASICALLY REFLECTS THE RESIDENTIAL CHARACTER INTENTION, WHICH IS INTENDED BASICALLY FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD DISTRICT AND PROVIDE A VARIETY OF HOUSING PRODUCTS WITHIN IT TO CREATE A VIBRANT COMMUNITY TORQUE HAVE THAT COHESIVENESS IN DEVELOPMENT. SO, AS A RESULT, THIS URBAN NEIGHBORHOOD DISTRICT ALLOWS A MYRIAD OF USES THAT ARE PERMITTED. SO THESE BUILDING TYPES, WHICH IS HAVING SMALLER APARTMENT TYPES, SHOPFRONTS OR MIXED USE BUILDINGS, PLACING THEM ON CORNERS AND HAVING THE MORE RESIDENTIAL FABRIC, AS WE LIKE TO SAY, INTEGRATED INTO THE COMMUNITY AND INTERNAL TO THOSE LOTS.

SO HAVING A NONRESIDENTIAL COMPONENT FLANKING SOME OF THOSE AREAS. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

TABLES. I KNOW I USE THEM A LOT.

THIS TABLE TELLS THE STORY REALLY WELL.

IF YOU NOTICE, I TALKED ABOUT BUILDING TYPES, ESPECIALLY IN THE URBAN NEIGHBORHOOD, AND THEN I TALKED WHABTD YOU CAN DO WITHIN THOSE BUILDING TYPES. SO THE BUILDING TYPE OF MIXED RESIDENTIAL IS REALLY YOUR MULTIFAMILY BLOCK BECAUSE IT ALLOWS APARTMENTS, CONDOS AND LOTS.

IT TALKS ABOUT THE FRONTAGE APPEAL OF THOSE USES.

IT TALKS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS ON THE GROUND FLOOR WITH, FOR INSTANCE, WITH MIXED RESIDENTIAL.

IT SAYS RESIDENTIAL, RESIDENTIAL AMENITY.

UP TO 10% OF GROUND FLOOR MAY BE FLEX SPACE.

THIS IS SOME OF THE AMBIGUITY WE WERE REFERRING TO IN THE REPORT ITSELF, IN THE MEAT OF THE REPORT.

THEN YOUR UPPER STORYS CAN BE RESIDENTIAL AS WELL.

REALLY WHAT THAT MEANS IS YOU CAN GO TO 100% MULTIFAMILY PRODUCT. SHOPFRONT IS ALSO A BUILDING CATEGORY. SO YOU HAVE YOUR PAD SITE, MAYBE HAVE A JUNIOR ANCHOR. THEN WITH THAT, IT TALKS ABOUT THE REQUIREMENT OF RETAIL ON THE GROUND AND THEN THE UPPER STORY CAN BE RETAIL OR OFFICES. THE MIXED USE ITSELF WHICH IS NOT MIXED RESIDENTIAL USE, ALLOWS FOR RETAIL AND OFFICE ON THE GROUND FLOOR BUT ENGAGES OR ENCOURAGES RESIDENTIAL USES TO THE TOP AND THEN THE LIVE-WORK IS BASICALLY HAVING THE ABILITY TO HAVE RETAIL OR OFFICE ON THE GROUND FLOOR.

AGAIN, YOUR LIVE-WORK UNIT CAN BE SPECED OUT FOR A BUILDING USE

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OR RESIDENTIAL AND HAVING THE RESIDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AS WITH ANY CODE, OVER TIME ONCE YOU ADOPT IT YOU BEGIN TO REALIZE SOME OF THE AMBIGUITIES IN IT, OR THE INABILITY TO IMPLEMENT IT AS IT WAS INTENDED.

FORM BASED CODE ITSELF HAS SOME COMPONENTS IN IT WHERE IT SAYS HAVING THE WORDS MAY INSTEAD OF REQUIRING THE CAPS ON HAVING 20% MINIMUM. NO LESS THAN 20% AND AT MOST USING THOSE TYPES OF WORDS, IT'S HARD TO BE ABLE TO DETERMINE HOW TO IMPLEMENT THE ORDINANCE. SO THERE'S AMBIGUITY THAT SURFACES AS WITH ANY TYPICAL CODE.

PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN TEAM, WE LOOKED AT IT AND REALIZED THERE ARE DEFICIENCIES IN THE FORM BASED CODE.

WE HAVE SOME OPTIONS BASED ON PHASED DEVELOPMENT.

THESE ARE SUGGESTIONS OF WHAT COULD BE DONE TO RECOGNIZE THE EFFICIENCY WITH THE CODE. IT WOULD CONSIST OF THESE NEXT STEPS THAT I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. >> THANK YOU.

>> ONE OPTION WOULD BE TO AMEND THE SCHEDULE OF SUBMITTED USES.

THAT'S THE MIXED RESIDENTIAL BUILDING TYPE.

THE REASON I'M TRYING TO KEEP IT AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE IS I'M REFERRING TO THE WORD MULTIFAMILY BECAUSE THAT'S THE USE MIXED USE RESIDENTIAL. THE OPTION WOULD BE TO AMEND THE SCHEDULE OF USES TO FORM BASED CODE, ALLOW SPECIFIC USES.

WE'RE SUGGESTING TO ALLOW SPECIFICALLY IN THE URBAN NEIGHBORHOOD DISTRICT TO REMOVE THE MIXED RESIDENTIAL COMPONENT, THEREBY RESTRICTING AN APARTMENT COMPLEX TO DEVELOP FROM THERE.

ANOTHER ADDITIONAL SUGGESTION WOULD BE TO AMEND THE MICKED USE MULTIFAMILY BUILDINGS TO REQUIRE MINIMUM SIX STORY BUILDING HEIGHT WITH THE GROUND FLOOR DEDICATED TO NONRESIDENTIAL USES AND MAJORITY OF THE PARKING BE CONTAINED IN THE PARKING GARAGE.

I WOULD LIKE TO ADD THESE ARE ITEMS THAT WE THINK COULD HELP SOLIDIFY THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CODE.

AGAIN, THEY WOULD HAVE TO BE REVIEWED IN MORE DETAIL.

ESTABLISHING A MAXIMUM -- MINIMUM DENSITY, HIGHER DENTY GIVES YOU OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PRODUCT TO GO VERTICAL.

AND THEN THIS TYPE OF USE ONLY BE PERMITTED WITH APPROVAL OF THE SPECIAL USE PERMIT THROUGH THE PUBLIC HEARING PROCESS TO KEEP THE VISION OF THE COHESIVE AND INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT INTACT. ANOTHER OPTION THAT WE'VE BEEN ASSESSING OR EVALUATING IS TO CONSIDER ALTERING THE MINOR WARRANT PROCESS. THE MINOR WARRANT PROCESS DOES HAVE SOME VAGUENESS TO IT AND THE GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE'S TRANSPARENCY AS IT RELATES TO CHANGES.

FOR INSTANCE, IF YOU RECALL, WE'VE SEEN SINGLE FAMILY ZONING CASES COME THROUGH THAT ARE FORM BASED CODE.

SOME OF THOSE MINOR WARRANTS WERE APPROVED ADMINISTRATIVELY.

ON THE FLIP SIDE, WE ALSO HAVE CHANGES TO REGULATING PLANS OR REGULATING PLANS THAT CAN GO TO THE CITY COUNCIL UPON, YOU KNOW, A RECOMMENDATION. BUT THERE'S NO ACTION ASSOCIATED WITH IT. SO CLEANING UP SOME OF THAT LANGUAGE. THE MINOR WARRANT PROCESS CURRENTLY IS ADMINISTRATIVE. WE ARE COGNIZANT OF THE FACT THAT IT IS A PRIORITY. WE WANT TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE MORE VISIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO THESE TYPES OF MODIFICATIONS OR CHANGES. SO WE NEED TO DEVELOP A PROCESS OR A SCALE THAT ALLOWS US TO ADDRESS UNIQUE TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE IN KEEPING WITH THE INTENT OF THE FORM BASED CODE YET WE WANT TO HAVE THAT PRIMARY FUNCTION WITH IT, TOO.

THERE ARE SOME MID TO LONG TERM OPTIONS THAT ARE ALSO SOMETHING THAT WE ARE EVALUATING AND THINK WOULD BE FEASIBLE.

THAT'S TO DEVELOPMENT CRITERIA FOR COUNCIL TO REVIEW AND APPROVE REGULATING PLANS, IDENTIFY SPECIFIC CRITERIA THRESHOLDS THAT WOULD WARRANT THIS AND THEN ESTABLISH PARCEL FOR COUNCIL TO REVIEW. ADDITIONALLY, WE HAVE TWO COMPETING CODES, LITERALLY. WE HAVE THE FORM BASED CODE AND THE ROWLETT DEVELOPMENT CODE. IT WOULD BE FEASIBLE FROM AN IMPLEMENTATION STANDPOINT, FROM BOTH THE DEVELOPER'S STANDPOINT

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AND STAFF, TO INTEGRATE AND REVISE THE FORM BASED CODE AND THE ROWLETT DEVELOPMENT CODE INTO A SINGLE DOCUMENT.

THIS OBVIOUSLY LENDS TO MORE COHESIVE ENVIRONMENT AND MORE COME PATABILITY IN THE STANDINGS AND DOES NOT HAVE CONFLICTING ELEMENTS BECAUSE WHAT HAPPENS IS, IF YOU'VE GOT AN ITEM IN THE FORM BASED CODE THAT YOU'RE TRYING TO ADDRESS AND THERE'S NO SPECIFICITY ON THAT, YOU CAN'T LEAN ON THE ROWLETT DEVELOPMENT CODE EITHER. SO YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEAN ON FOLKS. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS, I BEG YOUR PARDON. THIS SLIDE RIGHT HERE, THE ILLUSTRATION REFLECTS THE FORM BASED CODE AREA OR DISTRICT OR STRATEGIC AREAS THAT WE HAVE. OVER THE LONG TERM, ONE OPTION IS TO TRANSFORM THESE STRATEGIC AREAS INTO SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENT NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN THESE STRATEGIC AREAS, THE NORTH SHORE, THE HEALTHY LIVING, THE DOWNTOWN AREA, GATEWAY AND CREATE A FOCUS AREA THAT PROVIDES SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS FOR THE SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS, DEVELOP USES TO CREATE OR FOSTER A UNIQUE SENSE OF PLACE.

NOW, THIS DOESN'T MEAN THAT WHAT WE HAVE IS NOT WORKING.

IT'S CODE THAT NEEDS SOME WORK, SOME REVISIONS, SUCH AS ANY CODE, COMPREHENSIVE DOCUMENTS, LIVING DOCUMENTS.

THEY NEED TO BE LOOKED AT AND REVIEWED FREQUENTLY.

WE ADOPTED THE FORM BASED CODE AND WE'RE EIGHT YEARS INTO IT.

SOME AMENDMENTS ARE DUE REGARDLESS.

SO THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO THEN IDENTIFY RISK ASSESSMENT WHAT ARE THOSE CHANGES ARE IMMEDIATE BECAUSE THEY ARE HIGH RISK AND HOW CAN WE GO FROM THERE? NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. OUR NEXT STEP, WE LOOK TO YOU, COUNCIL, AND SEEK YOUR DIRECTION, IF YOU THINK SOME OF THESE IDEAS THAT WE'VE SUGGESTED TO YOU ARE APPROPRIATE AND IF YOU WANT TO START LOOKING AT FORMALIZING THIS DISCUSSION THAT WE'RE HAVING. I WOULD LIKE TO PREFACE THAT WE HAVE NOT MET WITH OUR PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION YET.

WE WANTED TO GET A FEEL FROM YOURSELF TO SEE WHAT YOUR THOUGHT PROCESS IS BEFORE WE TOOK THAT NEXT STEP.

AND WITH THAT, WE ARE OPEN TO QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, MANAL.

YOU ARE PUTTING THE POWER TO REGULATE PLANS IN THE COUNCIL'S

HANDS? >> YES.

LITTLE BIT BETTER, IS THAT SOMETHING THAT'S DONE IN OTHER

CITIES AND COMMON OR RARE? >> YES AND NO.

IT IS COMMON WHEN YOU LOOK AT, FOR INSTANCE, OVERLAY DISTRICT, FOR EXAMPLE. TYPICALLY THERE ARE CONDITIONS WITHIN THE ORDINANCE THAT SAY YOU COME IN WITH A CONCEPT PLAN AND AS YOU DEVELOP EACH PHASE, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO GO THROUGH THE PLANNING PROCESS. AGAIN, AS I MENTIONED, WE SHOULD HAVE SPECIFIC CRITERIA OR THRESHOLDS THAT WARRANT PROJECTS OF PERHAPS A CERTAIN SIZE OR CERTAIN USES THAT WOULD GO BEFORE THE PNZ AND COUNCIL FOR REVIEW BECAUSE LARGE SCALE PROJECTS DO BECOME DIFFICULT. IT'S SOMETHING WE MAY WANT TO DISCUSS. OR AT LEAST FORMALIZE, IF IT IS DETERMINED BY THE CITY MANAGER AS THE ORDINANCE IS WRITTEN AND THEIR DESIGNEE THAT THIS PERHAPS THIS ITEM AS A REGULATING PLAN NEEDS TO BE REVIEWED BY CITY COUNCIL UPON RECOMMENDATION OF THE PNZ. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR THAT? AND WHAT ACTION, IF ANY, CAN BE

TAKEN? >> I LIKE THE FLEXIBILITY OF THAT. I'M GOING TO MOVE TO OTHER PEOPLE'S QUESTIONS. BLAKE, YOU HAD A HAND UP FIRST?

>> YES. I SAW AT LEAST THE PIECE ABOUT THE NORTH SHORE ON THE AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION.

I'M VERY CONCERNED THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY SUBJECT TO LOSING SOME MORE VALUABLE LAND AND THE NORTH SHORE TO UNWANTED DEVELOPMENT INCLUDING, FOR EXAMPLE, THE RESIDENTS OF MERIT HILL.

I BELIEVE THAT IT'S SO PIVOTAL TO INTEGRATE OVER LAY ZONES IN NORTH SHORE AND OTHER OPPORTUNITY AREAS TO ENSURE THAT NOTHING LIKE WHAT IS TAKING PLACE WITH THOSE TWO PROJECTS HAPPENS AGAIN. AS WE KNOW, THE FUTURE LAND USE PLAN IS SIMPLY A VISION OF WHAT WE WANT, BUT IT'S NOT LAW.

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IT'S NOT ZONING. THERE IS ZONING THAT DOES NOT FIT THE FUTURE LAND USE PLAN WHICH LEAVES THAT LAND TO, YOU KNOW, OPEN FOR UNWANTED DEVELOPMENT THAT WASN'T VISIONED IN OUR FUTURE LAND USE PLAN. THOSE ARE JUST SOME OF MY INITIAL COMMENTS. I'LL TURN IT BACK OVER.

>> THANKS, BLAKE. MATT?

>> THANKS. I KIND OF LIKE THIS.

THERE'S OBVIOUSLY A LOT. THIS IS VERY DETAILED AND VERY COMPLICATED AND WILL PROBABLY TAKE MULTIPLE STABS AT IT TO GET IT RIGHT. BUT I THINK YOU'RE GOING DOWN THE RIGHT PATH. IT'S SUCH A BIG AREA, YOU KNOW, I THINK LOOKING AT SOME OF THOSE INDIVIDUAL AREAS AND BREAKING DOWN WHAT MAKES SENSE. I LIKE YOUR THOUGHT PROCESS IN TERMS OF THRESHOLDS. LOOKING AT DIFFERENT PARTS OF THAT AND PUTTING MAXIMUM DENSITIES WITHIN THOSE DIFFERENT AREAS. THIS IS WHAT CAN HAPPEN.

DEVELOPER COMES IN AND THEY WANT TO DEVELOP 10 OR 20 ACRES AND THEY CAN GO UP TO THE 25%. THEN THE NEXT GUY, IF HE DOES TEN ACRES AND HE DOES 25% AND YOU GET THESE WEIRD HODGE PODGES. WHEN IT'S SAID AND DONE WITH, THE OVERALL AREA IS WAY MORE THAN 25% APARTMENTS.

AND SO I CAN SEE THAT HAPPENING OVER TIME VERY VERY EASILY.

WHERE I THINK THERE'S SOME REALLY NODES IN THERE THAT WE WANT TO HAVE THAT WILL BE MORE MIXED USE, OTHER NODES THAT WOULD MAKE SENSE TO BE MORE HEAVILY RESIDENTIAL, MAKING A DEEPER DIVE INTO IT, START LOOKING AT THOSE AREAS AND LOOK AT SOME OF THOSE THRESHOLDS I THINK IS A GREAT EXERCISE AND WORTH EXPLORING. THERE'S A LOT TO UNPACK THERE

FOR SURE. >> THANKS, MATT.

MY COMMENT WOULD BE I THINK WE NEED TO PICK OFF SOME LOW HANGING FRUIT VERY QUICKLY. SOME OF THIS IS LONG-TERM STUFF.

SOME OF THIS IS A LITTLE BIT EASIER TO IMPLEMENT QUICKER.

THEN WE ALSO HAVE IMPLICATIONS OF CHANGING DESIGNATIONS ON LAND WE DON'T OWN THAT WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND VERY QUICKLY.

BUT I REALLY FEEL LIKE WE GOT TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN POSSIBLY DO TO PROTECT OUR INVESTMENT BY SEEING IF WE CAN IMPLEMENT SOME OF THIS LOW HANGING FRUIT QUICKLY.

I'D HAVE TO GO BACK TO YOUR PAGE.

I WAS JUST TRYING TO PULL IT UP ON MY OTHER COMPUTER.

YOUR PAGE THAT SAYS DIFFERENT OPTIONS.

COULD YOU PULL THAT BACK UP, LAURA?

IT WAS IN MANAL'S PRESENTATION. >> IT'S IN THE PRESENTATION, LAURA. I'M JUST PULLING UP THE -- IT

WOULD BE THE TENTH SLIDE. >> EACH ONE OF THESE HELPS PROTECT OUR VISION AND OUR STRATEGIC PLAN IN DIFFERENT WAYS AND TO DIFFERENT DEGREES. EACH ONE OF THESE HAS DIFFERENT LEVELS OF COMPLEXITY TO IMPLEMENT.

>> RIGHT. OUR GOAL WAS TO PROVIDE SOME FORM OF, WHAT CAN WE DO AS AN IMMEDIATE RELATIVELY SMOOTH CHANGE AND THEN THROUGH OUR CONVERSATIONS, AS YOU KNOW, OUR GOAL IS TO PICK UP THE ROWLETT DEVELOPMENT CODE, STARTED LOOKING AT THAT HAND IN HAND WITH THE FORM BASED CODE.

IT WOULD BE A THREE PRONGED APPROACH.

ONE WOULD BE A SHORT TERM IMMEDIATE GOAL AND THEN MID TO LONG-TERM GOALS. OBVIOUSLY, THE MID TO LONG-TERM GOALS ARE SOMETHING THAT REALLY NEED TO BE, YOU KNOW, WORKED ON.

THEY NEED A LOT MORE PROCESSES PUT IN.

PRIMARILY, SOME OF THIS THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT, YOU KNOW.

THE LAND USE, BASICALLY, WHAT CAN WE DO TO MAKE SURE WE MEET THE INTENT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD DISTRICT, FOR EXAMPLE? THEN WE HAVE, UNFORTUNATELY, WE'RE BUILDING UP THAT URBAN NEIGHBORHOOD DISTRICT RIGHT NOW BUT WHAT IF THE ZONING CHANGE COMES FORWARD? WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD THAT FABRIC AND TO BE ABLE TO ADDRESS THOSE.

REALLY, BASED ON OUR TAKE AWAY FROM PREVIOUS DISCUSSIONS AND FEEDBACK, THE MULTIFAMILY UNIT RESIDENTIAL SEEMS TO BE THE

STICKY WICKET RIGHT NOW. >> SO, HOW COMPLEX IS IT TO

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IMPLEMENT THAT FOURTH BULLET THERE TO REQUIRE SUP'S IN THE URBAN NEIGHBORHOOD DISTRICT FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DEVELOPMENT?

>> WE WOULD, THROUGH PUBLIC HEARING, AMEND THE FORM BASED CODE DOCUMENT TO REQUIRE AN SUP FOR THOSE USES.

>> I WOULD THINK, THAT SEEMS TO ME TO BE THE QUICKEST AND EASIEST TO DO LIKE A LOW HANGING FRUIT.

WOULD YOU AGREE WITH THAT? >> YES.

>> I ALSO THINK THE MINOR WARRANT PROCESS, THAT'S ANOTHER THING THAT I THINK COULD BE PRETTY EASY IMPLEMENTATION.

>> DO YOU THINK WE COULD HAVE I GUESS A CALENDAR OR SOME KIND OF SCHEDULE SET FORTH THAT KIND OF GIVES US AN IDEA OF WHEN WE'RE ABLE TO DO CERTAIN THINGS WHEN STAFF HAS TIME.

WE CAN'T DO THIS ALL IN ONE TIME.

SOMETHING WE CAN PHASE IN ON THIS PLAN.

>> ABSOLUTELY. WE STARTED WORKING ON THAT.

WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE FORM BASED CODE TODAY AND WHAT WE CAN ADDRESS RIGHT NOW. WITH THAT, WE'LL BE ABLE TO HAVE SOME TIMELINES ATTACHED TO IT. AGAIN, MOST OF THESE REQUIREMENTS WARRANT PUBLIC HEARING PROCESS WHEN WE MENTION CODE, BUT WE ALL WANT TO ENGAGE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE OUR COMMUNITY AND MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE

THESE CONVERSATIONS. >> YEAH.

I LIKE THE IDEA OF HAVING A SCHEDULE, TOO, MANAL.

OBVIOUSLY, WE WANT TO MOVE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE WITH GIVING THE OPPORTUNITY FOR INPUT TO MAKE CHANGES IN THE NORTH SHORE PARTICULARLY REGARDING MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENT.

SO THAT, TO ME, IS OUR NUMBER ONE CHALLENGE THAT WE NEED TO

LOOK AT GETTING TO FIRST. >> WITH BRIAN AND COUNCIL, I GUESS APPROVAL OR SUPPORT, WE CAN GO AHEAD AND PREPARE A SCHEDULE, BUT WE ALL WANT AN OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT WITH THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION, TOO, AND SEE WHAT THEIR THOUGHTS ARE. MAYBE COME BACK TO THE TABLE WITH SOME OF THEIR INPUT AS WELL?

>> YEAH. I UNDERSTAND WANTING TO GET OUR GENERAL FEEL FIRST, BUT WE CERTAINLY NEED TO RUN THIS BY PNZ AS A BEGINNING STEP WITHOUT IT BECOMING SO BURDENSOME THAT -- WE HAVE TO MOVE FAST ON SOME OF THIS STUFF, AS WE ALL KNOW.

THE NEXT PAGE, LAURA, REAL QUICK.

THAT WAS THE REGULATING PAINT PLAN.

THAT LAST ONE IS A BIGGIE. >> ABSOLUTELY.

ABSOLUTELY. >> I CAN SEE WHY YOU WOULD NEED THAT THOUGH. LAURA, CAN YOU PULL IT BACK TO THE COUNCIL LEVEL? THANK YOU.

SO COUNCIL, GENERAL THOUGHTS, SPECIFIC COMMENTS?

>> I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO MANAL AND YOUR STAFF FOR PUTTING THIS TOGETHER. THIS WAS NOT EASY.

SO THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HARD WORK THAT YOU ALL DID FOR THIS PRESENTATION AND THE IDEAS THAT Y'ALL HAVE TO CREATE A SAFE HAVEN -- SORRY, MY PHONE'S GOING OFF.

>> MINE IS, TOO. I APOLOGIZE.

>> AMBER ALERT GOING ON. >> I AGREE WITH THAT, MANAL.

WE HAVE KNOWN PROBABLY FOR ABOUT THE LAST FOUR YEARS THAT WE REALLY NEEDED TO TAKE A LOOK AT FORM BASED CODE AND DO SOME REVISIONS JUST BASED ON EXPERIENCE, SINCE IT WAS IMPLEMENTED. SO THANK YOU FOR TACKLING THIS.

I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IMPLEMENTING THIS.

>> SO, COUNCIL, I APPRECIATE THE THANK YOUS.

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR, ARE YOU COMFORTABLE WITH HER APPROACH? NOT JUST THANK YOU FOR WORKING ON IT.

ARE YOU COMFORTABLE WITH HER APPROACH?

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ARE THERE PART OF HER APPROACH THAT YOU LIKE MORE THAN OTHERS? DO YOU AGREE WITH GETTING SOME LOW HANGING FRUIT FIRST?

THAT'S WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR. >> YES, YES AND YES.

>> YES. >> THANK YOU!

>> I THINK WE'RE ALL YES. DEFINITELY ON THE LOW HANGING FRUIT. DEFINITELY MOVE FORWARD WITH IT, TO PNZ, SEE WHAT WE CAN GET STREAM LINED THROUGH THERE.

I THINK THAT YOUR POINT ABOUT THE LOW HANGING FRUIT IS REALLY IMPORTANT, MAYOR, BECAUSE THIS IS GONNA BE A LONG PROCESS TO GET ALL OF THIS DONE. BUT WE'VE GOT SOME REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF THAT WE NEED TO ADDRESS RIGHT AWAY.

AND SO I THINK IF THAT CAN JUST BE COMMUNICATED TO PNZ SO WE CAN GET SOME FEED BACK FROM THEM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

>> ONE LAST THING THAT I WOULD ADD TO IT IS, WE ALL KNOW WHY WE'RE DOING THIS AND WHAT THE INTENT WAS TO THE COMP PLAN AND EVERYTHING. ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAD TO DO WAS TO MAKE SURE WE'RE TALKING TO EGAP ABOUT THIS.

WHAT I DON'T WANT TO DO IS PUT UNNECESSARY AND UNDUE RESTRICTIONS THAT WOULD THEN DETOUR A FUTURE DEVELOPER FOR WANTING TO COME IN. SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE BEING SMART IN A WAY THAT IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO COME IN AND DEVELOP A REALLY, REALLY LARGE BLOCK, THAT IT'S EASY TO GET THROUGH THE PROCESS AND DO THAT. AND THIS REALLY NEEDS TO BE A DETERRENT TO ME, NOT A DETERRENT, BUT WAY TO HAVE A CHECKS AND BALANCES AGAINST SMALLER DEVELOPERS THAT AREN'T GOING TO COME IN WITH MAYBE A BIG PLAN MASTER DEVELOPMENT TYPE OF PIECE. SO THAT'S GOING TO BE REALLY HARD TO MANAGE. THAT WOULD JUST BE MY ONE OTHER PIECE TO ADD. LET'S MAKE SURE WE'RE TALKING TO JIM ON THAT AND THAT YOU'RE WORKING TOGETHER ON THAT AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO PUT SOMETHING IN THAT HE MIGHT BE TALKING TO SOMEBODY ABOUT SO THAT'S A NEGATIVE TO THEM WANTING TO COME HERE. AND MAKE SURE WE'RE PUTTING THE RULES IN PLACE THAT ARE THERE FOR THE INTENDED PURPOSES FOR WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH. DOES THAT MAKE SENSE?

>> ABSOLUTELY. IN FACT, THE INTENT OF SOME OF THE OPTIONS WE'RE PROPOSING IS TO TAKE AWAY SOME OF THE RESTRICTIONS OR THE INFLEXIBILITY WE SEE IN THE CODE ITSELF. THAT'S WHY CREATING THAT CHARACTER AREA, KEEPING IN LINE WITH THE FUTURE LAND USE, TKEFRB KWRAEUTING A TAD BIT FROM THE FRAMEWORK PLAN WHICH IS VERY RESTRICTIVE IN TERMS OF, THIS IS YOUR STREET NETWORK, THIS IS YOUR BLOCK STRUCTURE. WE WANT TO MAKE IT EASIER AND SAY, THIS IS WHAT WE WANT TO SEE, SHOW US WHAT YOU CAN DO.

SO THE BOARD CAN SIT SAY CROSS THE TABLE AND HAVE THAT CONVERSATION. DEFINITELY KEEP OUR INFRASTRUCTURE TEAM IN MIND. THEY WILL BE HEAVILY INVOLVED IN THESE CONVERSATIONS MOVING FORWARD.

>> GO GET EM. >> I WOULD SAY, TOO, GET THE LOW HANGING FRUIT. LET'S GET SOMETHING OUT THERE.

BUT I'M REALLY PLEASED ABOUT GETTING RID OF STUFF LIKE, WE SHOULD DO THIS OR WE WILL DO THIS.

OR THIS SHOULD BE 25%, THAT WILL BE 25%.

PUTTING THAT STUFF OUT. THAT JUST, TOO MANY LITTLE LOOPHOLES. THANK YOU.

THANKS FOR ALL THE WORK. >> ALL RIGHT.

I'LL SAY THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU.

>> I'M TEASING, MANAL. WE APPRECIATE YOU AND YOUR STAFF. SO THANK YOU, ALEX.

THANK YOU, CARLOS. THANK YOU, MANAL.

YOU HAVE OUR BLESSING AND DESIRE TO MOVE FORWARD.

>> THANK YOU. WE'LL COORDINATE WITH BRIAN ON SCHEDULING AND COMING BACK WITH A TIMETABLE, BUT WE HOPE TO BE IN FRONT OF PNZ VERY VERY QUICKLY.

WE'RE EXCITED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH GOOD INFORMATION IN THE

VERY, VERY NEAR FUTURE. >> OKAY.

COUNCIL, IF THAT CONCLUDES OUR WORK SESSION ITEMS, IF YOU WOULD LOOK AT YOUR CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS.

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WHILE YOU'RE LOOKING -- MANAL, DON'T GO WAY.

I WANT TO JUST MENTION 7C AND THIS IS THE CONTRACT AGREEMENT WITH DALLAS COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FOR MOSQUITO GROUND CONTROL. I'M JUST GONNA SAY IT OUT LOUD BECAUSE I SAY IT EVERY TIME WE RENEW THIS CONTRACT.

WE DO NOT AUTHORIZE AERIAL SPRAYING IN THIS CITY.

I KNOW THAT'S NOT PART OF THIS CONTRACT.

I KNOW IT SAYS IF AERIAL SPRAYING IS NEEDED THAT THERE WILL BE A SEPARATE APPROVAL PROCESS.

THIS COUNCIL MAY OR MAY NOT APPROVE THAT.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE IT'S VERY CLEAR THAT THE COUNCILS

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BEFORE US THAT HAVE ADDRESSED THIS ISSUE HAVE NOT ALLOWED AERIAL SPRAYING WITHOUT COMING TO THE COUNCIL FOR A SPECIFIC CONSIDERATION. BUT THAT'S HOW I READ THE CONTRACT. DO YOU AGREE?

>> CORRECT. >> OKAY.

AND THEN I'M GONNA ASK FOR A STATUS OF ITEM 7H.

COUNCIL, BEFORE THAT, DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR ANYTHING THEY WANT PULLED FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION?

>> NOT ME. ALL RIGHT.

GO AHEAD. WHO'S GONNA GIVE US AN UPDATE ON H. BRIAN?

>> HEY, ED. >> HEY, MAYOR.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. WE'RE ALMOST READY TO START THE SECOND AND THIRD ROUNDS OF ROWLETT BUSINESS STIMULUS GRANT PROGRAM. THIS PAST THURSDAY THE CITY RECEIVED FUNDING FROM DALLAS COUNTY FOR BOTH THE SECOND AND THIRD ROUNDS. OF THE 92 BUSINESSES THAT APPLIED IN ROUND ONE, 19 WERE FUNDED BACK IN MAY AND JUNE.

73 WERE NOT. WE EXPECT THAT BY THE END OF THE WEEK, 58 OF THOSE 73 BUSINESSES WILL HAVE CHECKS OF UP TO 10,000 EACH ON THE WAY TO THEM. MAXIMUM WAS SLIGHTLY OVER $308,000 AND FUNDING WILL BE PROVIDED TO THOSE BUSINESSES.

WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR AN UPDATE BEFORE WE MOVE FORWARD WITH THE REMAINING 15 BUSINESSES OF THE SECOND ROUND PROCESS.

OUR HOPE IS WE WILL HAVE THAT INFORMATION BY THE END OF THIS MONTH. MAXIMUM OF 84,000 IN FUNDING WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE BUSINESSES.

FOR THE THIRD ROUND OF THE ROBUST GRANT PROGRAM WE EXPECT TO OPEN A TWO WEEK APPLICATION PERIOD NEXT WEEK.

WE'LL SKIP LABOR DAY AND REOPEN SEPTEMBER 8TH.

WE'LL KEEP IT OPEN UNTIL 5 P.M. ON SEPTEMBER 21ST.

EACH ROUND WILL PROVIDE UP TO 25,000 IN GRANT FUNDING TO AREA ROWLETT BUSINESSES. IF YOU WANT I CAN GO THROUGH SOME OF THE KEY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.

>> I DON'T NEED TO HAVE THAT. I JUST MORE WANTED AN UPDATE OF WHERE WE WERE ON EVERYTHING. COUNCIL, DO YOU WANT THAT DETAIL? OKAY.

>> JUST TO WRAP UP ON THE TIMEFRAME, WE DO EXPECT THAT THE CHAMBER WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE THE ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATIONS BY SEPTEMBER 23RD, 24TH.

THE CHAMBER IS THEN GOING TO PERFORM RANDOM COLLECTION PROCESS OF ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS. THOSE SELECTED WITH A POSSIBLE DUPLICATION OF BENEFIT FROM THE DALLAS COUNTY PROGRAM WILL HAVE THEIR AWARD HELD UNTIL THAT DUPLICATION OF BENEFIT REVIEW IS COMPLETED. WE EXPECT THAT THE CHAMBER WILL BEGIN ISSUING THIRD ROUND AWARDS FOLLOWING THE OCTOBER 6TH REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING. HOWEVER CITY COUNCIL DOES HAVE THE OPTION TO EXPEDITE THIS PROCESS BY A WEEK IF IT CHOOSES TO HOLD A SESSION ON SEPTEMBER 28 OR 29.

WE EXPECT A MEETING TO AUTHORIZE THE PAYMENT WILL ONLY LAST FIVE OR TEN MINUTES. THAT SAID, THE ABILITY TO HAVE AN EMERGING SESSION WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE APPLICATION PROCESS AND REQUIREMENTS THE ABILITY OF THE CHAMBER TO PROCESS THOSE APPLICATIONS. REGARDLESS, WE EXPECT THAT THE CHAMBER WILL BE READY FOR THE OCTOBER 6TH MEETING.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

I WILL BE GLAD TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

>> I JUST WANT TO SAY ONE THING TO THE PUBLIC.

THAT'S THE GUY IN CHARGE OF OUR EMERGENCY SERVICES IN THIS CITY AND HE DOES AN INCREDIBLE JOB. EVERYTHING YOU DO IS TOP NOTCH, JUST LIKE THAT, ED. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT

GREAT UPDATE. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

>> I GOT A PROMOTION TODAY. >> YOU DID. THAT'S A FIELD PROMOTION, BRIAN. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT UPDATE.

COUNSEL, ANY QUESTIONS FOR ED ON THAT? ALL RIGHT.

ON THINK WE HAVE JUST A COUPLE MINUTES. WE WILL TAKE A COUPLE MINUTE BREAK AND COME RIGHT BACK

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.