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>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE'RE RESUMING OUR REGULAR

[1. CALL TO ORDER]

MEETING AT 7:40 AND WE HAVE A QUORUM.

AND WE'RE GOING TO START WITH OUR IN VOTE CAKES.

AND PASTOR HIGH YET IS JOINING US.

IF YOU COULD TURN YOUR VIDEO ON. THERE YOU ARE.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TONIGHT.

>> THANK YOU. HOPE EVERYONE IS DOING WELL.

YOU KNOW IT'S ALMOST THERE. TWO MORE MONTHS.

>> IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE DOING? >> THAT IS WHAT I'M DOING.

I ONLY WORK ONE DAY A YEAR SO, IT'S GREAT.

>> THANK YOU FOR PROVIDING OUR INVOCATION TONIGHT.

IF YOU WOULD PLEASE JOIN US IN PRAYER.

>> FATHER WE COME TO YOU TONIGHT IN THE MIGHT'S NAME OF JESUS.

WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF THESE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVE AND HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIFE TO SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC GOD AND ABOVE ALL WE SERVE YOU SO GOD WE THANK YOU THAT WHAT WE DO IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM IS REFLECTED. WE PRAY THAT YOU WOULD GIVE DIVINE WISDOM AND GUIDANCE AND DIRECTION.

WE ASK FOR WISDOM FROM ABOVE AND NOT BELOW.

WE ASK THAT FIRST OF ALL GOD STREP ENTHESE WHO ARE SERVING.

LET THEM BE ENCOURAGED THAT YOU ARE FOR THEM AND NOT AGAINST THEM. YOU ARE THE ONE THAT GIVES AUTHORITY IN ALL PLACES AND SO WE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT TONIGHT AND WE PRAY FOR THEIR HOMES AND FAMILIES AND WE PRAY FOR THEIR BODIES AND THEIR MINDS. THEIR RELATIONAL AND SPIRITUAL BEINGINGS AND WE PRAY OVER OUR CITY.

CONTINUE TO GUIDE AND LEAD US AND DIRECT US AND WAS E WE MOVE TOWARD ELECTION WE PRAY OVER GOD EVERYONES THAT ARE RUNNING THAT YOUR HAND WILL BE UPON IT. COMMENT TO BLESS OUR CITY, ALL OF THE STAFF, ALL OF OUR COUNCILMEN AND MAYOR.

WE THANK YOU TONIGHT IN JESUS NAME.

AMEN. >> AMEN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE APPRECIATE YOU.

>> THANK YOU, GUYS, YOU HAVE A GREAT EVENING.

[5A. Presentation of Proclamation in recognition of National Code Compliance Month.]

>> ALL RIGHT. WE WILL NOW TO OUR PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATION AND WE'LL START WITH ITEM 5A WHICH IS A PRESENTATION AND RECOGNITION OF NATIONAL CODE COMPLIANCE MONTH.

AND I THINK WE HAVE JANET WITH US AND VERY GOOD TO SEE YOU JANET. AND MUNAL, I THINK YOU'RE GOING

TO DO A PRESENTATION. >> GOOD EVENING.

THANK YOU COUNCIL, JANET AND I ARE VERY EXCITED TO BE HERE TODAY. TODAYS IS NATIONAL CODE COMPLIANCE MONTH AND WANTED TO GIVE YOU A SYNOPSES.

THIS MONTH RECOGNIZES AND EXPRESSES APPRECIATION FOR THE DEDICATION OF OUR CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND CODE ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS AND AS YOU KNOW OUR CODE ENFORCEMENT TEAMS ARE HIGHLY VISIBLE IN OUR COMMUNITY AND THEY ARE FACE OF OUR CITY. THEY ARE OUR FRONT LINE.

AND OUR OFFICES ALWAYS RISE TO THE DEMANDS AND CHALLENGES FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR COMMUNITY AND THEIR GOAL HAS ALWAYS BEEN TO MAKE ROWLETT A BETTER PLACE.

THEY TAKE TIME TO SIT THROUGH AND LISTEN TO THOSE WITH QUESTIONS. WITH JANET'S GUIDANCE AND LEADERSHIP THIS DIVISIONS EXCELLING AND I'M EXCITED TO HAVE -- AS PART OF OUR TEAM. OUR CEOSS ARE LISTENING AS WELL. JUST TO FAMILIARIZE ALL OF US AND OUR VIEWING AUDIENCE ON WHO OUR CODE TEAM IS.

JANET IS OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES MANAGER.

MAKING SURE WE COMPLY. OUR OFFICES PLAY AN INTRICATE AND CHALLENGING AND DEMANDING ROLE IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY.

IT'S CONSTANTLY CHANGING AND EVOLVING AND SO WE HAVE XAVIER AND WE HAVE DAVID. HE COMES WITH A PLETHORA OF CERTIFICATE CASES. VERY WELL ROUNDED.

CODY PERKINS JUST JOINED US. KEITH HALL HAS BEEN WITH US FOR A WHILE. CARLTON BUSH.

HE IS OUR ENCYCLOPEDIA WHEN WE WANT TO FIND SOMETHING ELSE.

THESE INDIVIDUALS JANET INCLUDED ARE OUR COMMUNICATORS, EDUCATORS AND MEDIATORS. THEY ARE KEY FOR THE

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SUSTAINABILITY OUR COMMUNITY AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU AND

WE'RE EXCITED TO BE HERE. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THE SCREEN KEPT MOVING SO I WAS CHASING IT AROUND.

JUST FYI FOR PEOPLE'S INFORMATION THE MAYOR'S SPOTLIGHT TWO MONTHS AGO FOCUSED ON CODE ENFORCE MEANT AND THAT WAS A REAL GOOD INFORMATIVE PIECE.

AND THEN THIS MONTH'S SPOTLIGHT WHICH JUST GOT RELEASED TODAY IS FOCUSING ON ANIMAL SERVICE. I HOPE YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO READ THAT. ONE OTHER THING I WANT TO MENTION ABOUT CODE ENFORCEMENT BEFORE I READ THE PROCLAMATION IS WE HAVE OVER A 90% SUCCESS RATE OF RESOLUTION OF CODE VIOLATIONS VOLUNTARILY. AND THAT IS REAL IMPORTANT.

THAT IS A PRETTY HIGH RATE AND THAT MEANS THAT ONLY 10% HAVE TO GET RESOLVED IN ANOTHER MANNER. SO OUR RESIDENTS REALLY CARE ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY AND THEY WORK VERY HARD TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE IN COMPLIANCE AND THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS THAT ARE WORKING REALLY HARD TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITY IN A WONDERFUL BEAUTIFUL STATE.

SO THANK YOU. I'M GOING TO READ THE PROCLAMATION. NATIONAL CODE COMPLIANCE MONTH.

WHEREAS CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS PROVIDE FOR SET OF AND WELFARE FOR CITIZENS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF ROWLETT FACING VARIOUS ISSUES OF BUILDING ZONING HOUSING, ANIMAL CONTROL, HEALTH AND LIFE SAFETY AND WHEREAS CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS OFTEN HAVE A CHALLENGING AND DEMANDING ROLE AND OFTEN DO NOT RECEIVE RECOGNITION FOR THE JOB THAT THEY DO IN IMPROVING LIVING AND WORKING CONDITIONS FOR RESIDENTS IN OUR COMMUNITY AND WHEREAS THE CODE OF MANY OFFICERS HAS EXPANDED WITH THE INCREASED NUMBER OF FORECLOSED AND ABANDONED HOMES AND COMMUNITIES IMPACT ECONOMICALLY AND WHEREAS OFFICERS ARE DEDICATED AND HIGH QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS WE SHARE THE GOALS OF PREVENTING NEIGHBORHOOD -- -- AND NUISANCE CODES AND ORDINANCES AND WHEREAS CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS HAVE A HIGHLY VISIBLE ROLE IN THE COMMUNITIES THEY SERVE AND REGULARLY INTERACT WITH A VARIETY OF STATE OFFICIALS, COUNTY OFFICIALS, FIRST RESPONDERS, LEGISLATIVE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AND BODIES AND WHEREAS OFFICERS ARE CALLED UPON TO PROVIDE QUALITY SERVICE TO THE RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES OF THE CITY OF HOWL LET AND WHEREAS CITY OF ROWLETT WANTS TO RECOGNIZE AND BRING AWARENESS TO THE COMMUNITY.

AND NOW THEREFORE I TAMMY DANA BASHIAN ON AFTERNOON OF THE CITY COUNCIL DO PROCLAIM THE MONTH OCTOBER 2020 AS NATIONAL CODE COMPLIANCE MONTH IN THE CITY OF ROWLETT AND ASK YOU TO JOIN ME IN EXPRESSING APPRECIATION. THANK YOU TO ALL.

>> I DIDN'T WANT TO CLAP TOO LOUD BECAUSE I'M NOT MUTED SO

THANK YOU EVERYBODY. >> ALL RIGHT.

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

THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDAS UPDATE FROM CITY COUNCIL MANAGEMENT -- AND ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST.

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS?

>> I SEE MARTHA REACHING. >> YES, MAYOR.

I DO. I JUST WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT WE WILL BE HOLDING AN ELECTRONICS RE-- RECYCLING EVENT ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 24TH FROM 9:00 TO 1:00 AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE CONDUCTING THEIR DRUG TAKE BACK PROGRAM FROM 10:00 IS WHEN THEY START. I'M NOT SURE WHEN THEY END BUT YOU CAN LOOK ON THE WEBSITE. THIS IS A DRIVE THROUGH EVENT AND A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO GET RID OF ALL OF THOSE OLD PAPERS AND ELECTRONICS THAT WE'VE BEEN HANGING ON TO.

I LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE SOME SAVED UP FROM THE SPRING EVENT THAT WE HAD TO CANCEL SO Y'ALL COME ON OUT.

WE'RE READY FOR YOU. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH, MARTHA.

ANY OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS, ANYONE? OKAY.

WE WILL MOVE TO CITIZEN INPUT. ITEM 6.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE COMMENT FOR A MEETING YOU CAN SEND YOUR E-MAIL TO CITIZEN INTEREST PUT BY 3:00 P.M. THE

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DAY OF THE MEETING AND YOU WOULD STATE WHAT SPECIFIC ITEM AND THEN YOUR COMMENT WILL BE READ INTO THE RECORD AT A MAXIMUM OF A THREE MINUTE TIME LIMIT AND WE DID NOT HAVE ANY CITIZEN'S

[7. CONSENT AGENDA]

COMMENTS FOR TONIGHT'S MEETING. THE NEXT ITEM IS CONSENT AGENDA.

THESE ARE ITEMS THAT WE WILL VOTE ON TOTALITY AND COUNCIL DID NOT WANT TO PULL ANY ITEMS FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION SO WE'LL CONSIDER THESE ALL-IN-ONE VOTE.

IF YOU WOULD PLEASE LAURA READ THESE INTO THE RECORD.

7A APPROVING MINUTES. 7B CONSIDER APPROVAL OF COMMUNITY EXPANSION. 7C CONSIDER A RESOLUTION FOR MOSQUITO CONTROL SERVICES. THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT ONE.

EXCUSE ME. >> YOU SHOULD HAVE TESTED US TO SEE HOW LONG IT WOULD HAVE TAKEN US.

>> I'LL READ FROM THE AGENDA INSTEAD.

7A APPROVING MINUTES. 7B CONSIDERING APP APPROVE --

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH. DO I HAVE A MOTION FROM

COUNCILMEMBER MARGOLIS. >> YES I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO

APPROVE AS READ. >> DO I HAVE A SECOND?

>> YES. SECOND.

>> ALL OF THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR PHYSICAL HAND.

AND THAT ITEM PASSES 7-0. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

[8A. Consider and take action on a request by Jeffrey Dolian, Kimley-Horn and Associates Company for an amendment to Planned Development (PD-C-2) District (ORD-044-17) and approved concept plan to decrease the required number of parking spaces from 518 to 405. The 10.98 acres site is located approximately 228 feet east of the intersection of Chiesa Road and Lakeview Parkway in the City of Rowlett, Dallas County, Texas.]

THOSE ITEMS PASSED. THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS ITEM 8A CONSIDER AND TAKE ACTION ON A REQUEST BY JEFFREY DOLAN FOR AN AMENDMENT TO A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT, ORDINANCE 044-17 AND APPROVE A CONCEPT PLAN TO REDUCE THE REQUIRED NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES TO 405. THE 10.98 ACKER SITE IS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 228 FEET OF THE CHEESIER ROAD.

AND MUNAL, ARE YOU GOING TO START THIS ONE?

>> YES. I AM.

GOOD EVENING, COUNCIL. THANK YOU, LAURA THANK YOU SO MUCH. THE SLIDE BEFORE YOU REFLECTS THE SUBJECT PROPERTY BOLDED IN RED AND THE SLIDE TO YOUR RIGHT IS THE PROPOSED CONCEPT PLAN. THE APPLICANT SECURED A ZONING CHANGE FOR THIS SUBJECT PROPERTY TO DEVELOP AN AGE RESTRICT RESIDENTIAL MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX W THAT APPROVAL AND THE ZONING CHANGE THE CONCEPT PLAN REFLECTED 518 PARKING SPACES AND THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTING TO REDUCE IT TO 405 SPACES. AS I MENTIONED IN 2017 EXACTLY THE PROPERTY WAS REZONED TO ALLOW AN AGE RESTRICT MULTI-FAMILY COMPLEX. WHEN WE ASSESSED AT THAT TIME AND REVIEWED THE PARKING RATIO REQUIREMENTS WE USED THE MULTI-FAMILY USE AS WE DO NOT HAVE A SPECIFIC RATIO ALLOCATION FOR A AGE RESTRICT RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY.

JUST A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND. WE'RE ALL FAMILIAR WITH THIS PROPERTY BUT JUST TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE MORE INFO ON THE SITE

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IT'S APPROXIMATELY ELEVEN ACRES AND IT'S BEING DEVELOPED CURRENTLY. THERE ARE TWO POINTS OF ACCESS TO THE PROPERTY OFF OF LAKE VIEW PROPERTY.

SPECIFICALLY THE APPLICANT IS HERE BEFORE US TONIGHT TO REQUEST A REDUCTION IN THE REQUIRED PARKING DARK -- CALCULATIONS. THE CODE DOES NOT HAVE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS USE AND THE REQUEST WAS REVIEWED UNDER THE MULTI-FAMILY DISTRICT STANDARDS.

THOSE TABULATIONS FOR PARKING ARE REQUIRED IN THE TABLE IN FRONT OF YOU. THE TOTAL UNITS WERE 272.

OF THOSE 152 ARE TWO BED AND 60 ARE STUDIOS AND BASED ON THE PARKING RATIO RATES THAT ARE STIPULATED WHICH IS IN THE THIRD COLUMN THE TOTAL NUMBER WOULD BE 4476 UNITS.

I DO WANT TO ADD THAT THROUGH THE COURSE OF THE YEARS WHEN WE WERE REVIEWING THE SITE PLAN FOR APPROVAL THERE WERE SEVERAL ITERATIONS THAT WE WENT THROUGH AND THE NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES DID FLUCTUATE BETWEEN 463 AND 508 SPACES.

ULTIMATELY WE DID APPROVE THE PLAN WITH 506 PARKING SPACES AND IN MARCH 2019. BECAUSE IT DID NOT COMPROMISE THE MINIMUM REQUIRED NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES.

AS WE CONSIDER THIS REQUEST COUNCIL OUR ROLE WAS TO UNDERSTAND THE SPECIFIC USE AND DETERMINE IF THE PARKING DEFICIT WOULD BE CREATED. KNOWING THAT WE DON'T HAVE THIS USE IN OUR SCHEDULE OF USES THE APPLICANT WENT AND CONDUCTED A SURVEY ON TWO SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENTS.

TWO 55 PLUS LIVING FACILITIES. ONE IS IN OUR OWN COMMUNITY WHICH IS THE EVERGREEN COMMUNITY.

AND THEY CONDUCTED A SITE ASSESSMENT ON WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY. TO DETERMINE THE PARKING GENERATED. THEY ALSO WENT AND CONDUCTED A SITE ASSESSMENT AT SAVANNAH AT GATEWAY IN PLANO.

EVERGREEN HAS 136 UNITS. THE WEEKDAY DEMAND ON WEDNESDAY REALIZED .82 PARKING SPACES PER UNIT WHICH CAME OUT TO 113 PARKING SPACES. SATURDAY THE DEMAND WAS ACTUALLY AT .78 PARKING SPACES GIVING US ABOUT 107 PARKING STALL COUNT.

THE STAPEDES THAT WE APPROVED AS -- IT WAS APPROVED WITH 156 PARKING SPACES AND THE RATIO WAS 1.2.

TO FURTHER UNDERSTAND WHERE THE PROPOSED REQUEST IS IN KEEPING WITH THIS TYPE OF USE, PLANO HAS 292 SUN ITS -- UNITS.

BASED ON THAT THE STUDY THAT THE APPLICANT CONDUCTED CONCLUDED THAT A RATE OF 1.42 PARKING SPACES PER DWELLING UNIT WOULD MEET THE DEMAND FOR THE SENIOR FACILITY UNDERSTAND CONSTRUCTION AND BASED ON 1.42 PARKING RATIO 386 PARKING SPACES WOULD BE REQUIRED. THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING 405 PARKING SPACES. IN ADDITION INDICATED TO US AND THIS IS CONDITIONED AS PART OF THEIR PD CONDITIONS THAT THEY WOULD PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION FOR THE RESIDENTS FIVE DAYS A WEEK FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M. WITHIN A FIVE MILE RADIUS OF THE FACILITY. ALL OF THESE FACTORS WERE CONSIDERED AS PART OF OUR ASSESSMENT OF THIS REQUEST.

THIS SLIDE GIVES A FURTHER DISCUSSION POINT AS TO WHY WE WERE WHERE WE ARE TODAY. NOT ONLY DID THE PARKING STUDY BASED ON THE APPLICANT THAT IT WAS OVER PARKED BUT AS THEY WERE PROGRAMMING THEIR FACILITY AND WORKING ON THE DETENTION REQUIREMENTS THEY REALIZED THAT THE EARLIER PROPOSAL ON THE CONCEPT PLAN THE DETENTION AREA WAS INDEED NOT APPROPRIATE IN SIZE AND IT WOULD BE MORE APPROPRIATE TO EXPAND THAT.

AS A RESULT SOME OF THE PARKING SPACES HAD TO BE REMOVED AND WHAT I'M REFERRING TO IF YOU LOOK AT THE IMAGE TO YOUR LEFT

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IT SHOWS TO THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY OF THE PROPERTY AN ORANGE WRECK TANGLE AND WITHIN IT A BLUE TRIANGLE WITH PARKING SPACES AROUND IT. IN ORDER TO ASSURE THAT IT WAS SIZED APPROPRIATELY SOME OF THE PARKING WOULD HAVE TO BE ELIMINATED. THE APPLICANT ALSO INDICATED THAT IF THEY WILL NOT BE USING THAT AMOUNT OF PARKING WOULD THEY WANT TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF CONCRETE WITHIN THE AREA OF THAT SITE? I'M GOING TO -- THE APPLICANT WAS ABLE FOR JUSTIFY A GO WITH A PARKING RATIO THAT DIDN'T REQUIRE 518 PARKING SPACES. BECAUSE THE CONCEPT PLAN AND THE PD WAS APPROVED WITH THE DETENTION FACILITY SHOWN AS IT IS AND WITH THE PARKING SPACES SHOWN AS IT AN AMENDMENT TO THE PD WAS REQUIRED. WE SENT PUBLIC NOTICES ON AUGUS.

WE RECEIVED 2 RESPONSES IN FAVOR AND NO OTHER RESPONSES WERE RECEIVED. NEXT SLIDE.

THIS ITEM WAS HEARD AT THE SEPTEMBER 8TH PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION AND THEY UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED WITH A 6-0 VOTE. AS WELL AS THE ASSOCIATED CONCEPT PLAN WITH THE CONDITION THAT THE APPLICANT PROVIDE SCHEDULED TRANSPORTATION AS DESCRIBED EARLIER.

AND THAT THE DEVELOPMENT WILL REMAIN AS AN AGE RESTRICT COMPLEX. FOR AT LEAST 30 YEARS.

SHOULD ANY CHANGES OCCUR POST THAT THEN THE PARKING STANDARDS THE EXISTING PARKING STANDARDS AT THAT TIME WILL HAVE TO BE MET OR THOSE PARKING RATIO REQUIREMENTS.

THE APPLICANT HAS UNDERSTOOD THESE ELEMENTS OF THE REQUEST AND WITH THAT I'LL TRY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

THE APPLICANT IS PRESENT AND WILL BE ABLE TO ANSWER ANY

QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE AS WELL. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND WELCOME MR. FISHER. I DON'T THINK WE NEED A PRESENTATION FROM YOU UNLESS YOU HAVE THIS GREAT DESIRE TO ADD TO THAT VERY COMPREHENSIVE PRESENTATION.

BUT I WILL GIVE YOU A FEW MINUTES TO SAY SOME WORDS IF YOU

I WOULD LIKE. >> I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERATION OF YOUR ITEM AND WE HAVE A WHOLE CREW AVAILABLE

TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND I WILL START WITH COUNCILWOMEN BROWN.

>> YES. SO I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

NUMBER ONE, WILL THE TRANSPORTATION THAT IS GOING TO BE PROVIDED FIVE DAYS A WEEK WILL THAT BE FREE TO THOSE

RESIDENTS? >> YES, MA'AM.

NO CHARGE AND IT'S A VAN SERVICE ON AN INDEPENDENT SENIOR LIVING FACILITY IS A PROMISE WE MADE TO THE STATE TWO YEARS AGO.

AND THAT IS WHAT WE PROVIDE OVER AT THE SAVANNAH GATEWAY.

>> GOOD. THEN ANOTHER QUESTION THAT I HAVE -- THESE PARKING SPACES ARE NOT BEING ELIMINATED THROUGHOUT THE DEVELOPMENT BUT THEY ARE ONLY IN THAT ONE AREA.

AND SO JUST ON THAT ONE SIDE. NO ON TWO.

YES IN THE ORANGE OUT AREAS, RIGHT?

>> CORRECT. >> SO AT LEAST ONE OF THOSE AREAS IT LOOKED LIKE TO ME WAS A RESIDENTIAL AREA.

MY POINT I'M TRYING TO GET TO IS WHAT DOES IT DO AS FAR AS PARKING FOR.RESIDENTS THAT THEIR HOMES ARE GOING TO BE RIGHT THERE AND THEY POSSIBLY WOULD HAVE PARKED IN THAT AREA.

WHAT IS THEIR ALTERNATIVE FOR PARKING?

>> I GUESS TO ASK IT A DIFFERENT WAY, IS THIS NEW PARKING CONFIGURATION CAUSING DIFFICULTIES FOR ANY RESIDENTS AS FAR AS BEING ABLE TO PARK CLOSE TO THEIR UNIT AND THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE OF A SENIOR FACILITY.

>> EXACTLY. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

YOU SAID IT A LOT BETTER THAN I DID.

>> LAURA, IF YOU CAN BRING UP THE SIDE BY SIDE THAT SHOWS THE CHANGE. I THINK THAT WILL HELP ANSWER

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THE QUESTION. THE PARKING SPACES ARE THE ONE THAT'S ARE RIGHT UP AGAINST THE BUILDING SO, ITS ELIMINATING THE PARKING ALONG THE FLOOD PLANE AREA AND PART OF THE PARKING THAT IS SOUTH OF THE BUILDING. ALL OF OUR RESIDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO PARK THEIR CARS DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THEIR BUILDING EITHER ON THOSE SIDES OR ON THE INTERNAL SIDE.

>> SO WOULD YOU CONSIDER THIS THEN?

OVERFLOW PARKING? >> IT IS.

MA'AM, WE'RE OVER PARKED AS I THINK THE PARKING STUDY SHE HAD TO. THERE WAS SOME CONFUSION ABOUT THE NUMBER OF SPACES THAT WAS REQUIRED EVEN UNDER THE MULTI-FAMILY ORDINANCE. WE'RE OVER PARKED EVEN UNDER THE APARTMENT ORDINANCE BY 80 SPACE. THIS IS 292 UNITS.

85% ARE STUDIO AND ONE BEDROOMS. OUR AVERAGE AGE IS ABOUT 74 AND WE HAVE QUITE A FEW HANDICAPPED RESIDENTS THAT ARE UNABLE TO DRIVE. SO THEY RELY ON THE VAN SERVICE TO GET AROUND SO WE WOULD NOT BE REDUCING THE PARKING IN ANY WAY AND IF IT WERE A PROBLEM AND ON TOP OF THAT WE'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING WITH THE LAND ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE SO IF WE REALLY NEEDED THE ADDITIONAL SPACES WE COULD ALWAYS COME BACK AND ADD THEM. SO THIS IS REALLY ALL ABOUT ENVIRONMENT INSTEAD OF PARKING BUT WE'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING WITH THE SPACE THAT PRIMARILY RUNS ALONG THE CREEK SO IF WE WERE UPPED PARKED WE WOULD STILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO COME BACK AND ADD THE PARKING IF THE CITY DETERMINED THAT WE WERE CREATING

A PARKING ISSUE. >> AND JUST MY LAST QUESTION -- I'M ASSUMING THAT THIS HAS BEEN CONSIDERED BUT FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLE ACCESS THIS HAS NO EFFECT ON THAT?

>> WE'VE KEPT THE FIRE LANES INTACT THROUGHOUT.

SO, ITS JUST ELIMINATING A PARKING AREA THAT IS FARTHEST AWAY FROM THE BUILDING ON THE TWO SIDES.

>> OKAY. GREAT.

THANK YOU. THAT IS ALL I HAD.

>> LAURA COULD YOU PULL THE PRESENTATION DOWN WHEN YOU GET A

CHANCE. >> COUNCIL, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? I'M FOR LESS CONCRETE. I DO HAVE A QUESTION/EDITORIAL COMMENT. YOU PROMISED ME YOU WERE GOING TO MARKET TO ROWLETT RESIDENTS FIRST.

THAT IS NOT ON THE AGENDA BUT I WOULD LIKE AN UPDATE.

>> WE HAVE A TON OF PEOPLE ALREADY SIGNED UP TO OCCUPY.

WE WOULD HAVE PEOPLE LIVING THERE THIS MONTH.

OUR ELEVATORS ARE RUNNING ABOUT 30 DAYS LATE.

OUR FIRST PEOPLE MOVING IN ARE FROM ROWLETT.

WE WAVED THEIR APPLICATION FEES. THEY ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A SECURITY DEPOSIT. WE WERE OFFERING THEM FREE RENT WITH 272 UNITS. IT WILL TAKE US A WHILE TO LEES THEM ALL. WE'VE TRIED TO GIVE THEM EVERY INCENTIVE THAT IS NOT AVAILABLE TO OTHER RESIDENTS TO GET IN THE COMMUNITY AND GET IN FIRST AND THAT EFFORT HAS BEEN CONTINUING.

RICK HAS BEEN DILIGENT LOOKING OVER OUR SHOULDER AND IT WILL NOT STOP. THE ROWLETT FIRST INITIATIVE IS NOT COME DURING THE LEADS UP BUT IT'S AFTER THE FACT AS WELL.

THERE IS NO REASON TO GO OUTSIDE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IF WE HAVE ROWLETT RESIDENTS THAT CAN LIVE WITH US.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH. I DON'T SEE ANY OTHER HANDS UP.

WITH THAT BEING SAID I WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

>> I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE ITEM AS R -- READ.

>> I SECOND THAT. >> A MOTION AND A SECOND.

ANY OTHER DISCUSSION COUNCIL? SEEING AND HEARING NONE THAT I WILL CALL THE VOTE. ALL IN FAVOR RAISE YOUR HAND.

AND THAT PASSES 7-0. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND RICK GLAD TO HAVE YOU HERE FROM THE FHC AND THANK YOU BILL.

>> WE LOVE ROWLETT. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.

WE APPRECIATE ALL OF THE CONSIDERATION YOU'VE GIVEN US.

>> THANK YOU. I'M EXCITED WHERE YOU'RE AT.

I THINK WE'RE GOING TO MOVE BACK TO THE WORK SESSION.

HOW ABOUT WE DO THIS GUYS. MOVE TO THE WORK SESSION ITEM

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AND THEN TAKE A SMALL BREAK AND THEN GO TO T

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