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[Call to Order]

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GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO THE APRIL 6, 2021 REGULAR MEETING OF THE GARLAND CITY COUNCIL.

OBVIOUSLY WE ARE STILL MEETING IN A VIRTUAL SETTING.

AND FOR THOSE AND OUR ATTENDEES WHO ARE JOINING US, I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE REGISTERED TO SPEAK THIS EVENING.

WHEN WE GET TO I'VE GOT THE NOTES HERE.

AND SO WHEN WE GET TO THOSE CASES, WE WILL MAKE SURE WE GET EVERYBODY CUED UP.

AND I'LL GO THROUGH ALL THOSE INSTRUCTIONS WHEN WE GET CLOSER TO THAT POINT.

BUT IT IS THE CUSTOM AND TRADITION OF THIS CITY COUNCIL TO HAVE THE INVOCATION AND RECITAL OF THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE PRIOR TO THE START OF OUR MEETINGS, LED BY ONE OF OUR COUNCIL MEMBERS.

AND TONIGHT, WE WILL BE LED BY DISTRICT SEVEN, COUNCILMAN DYLAN HEDRICK.

SIR.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

IF YOU JOIN ME IN PRAYER.

HEAVENLY FATHER, WE COME TO YOU TONIGHT AS AN EASTER PEOPLE.

SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR.

YOU'RE GRATEFUL FOR THE LIFE YOU HAVE GIVEN US AND THE LIFE YOU HAVE GIVEN FOR US.

WE ARE THANKFUL FOR THE LIFE SAVING VACCINE THAT HAS BEEN EMPLOYED OVER THE PAST YEAR TO HELP BRING THIS PANDEMIC TO AN END.

AND WE ARE THANKFUL FOR OUR FIRST RESPONDERS, POLICE, FIREFIGHTERS, PARAMEDICS AND FRONTLINE WORKERS WHO HAVE TIRELESSLY SERVED OUR COMMUNITY OVER THE PAST YEAR.

WE ASK YOU TO BE WITH THEM AS THEY CONTINUE TO SERVE THE MOST IMPORTANT DUTIES THAT THEY PERFORM FOR OUR CITY.

WE ASK THAT YOU BE WITH THIS COUNCIL TODAY AS WE WORK TO MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS FOR THE CITY OF GARLAND.

YOU PRAY ALL THESE THINGS YOUR MOST HOLY NAME.

AMEN.

EVEN IF YOU JOIN ME IN THE PLEDGE, I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

THANK YOU, SIR.

BEFORE WE GET ONTO OUR AGENDA, IT IS THE FIRST MEETING OF

[Mayoral Proclamations, Recognitions and Announcements]

THE MONTH, AND SO WE HAVE A SPECIAL GUEST WITH US.

WE HAVE OUR PET OF THE MONTH, AMY, WHO WE GOT THIS MONTH? YEAH.

SO THIS IS THIS IS PATSY.

AND SHE IS THE SWEETEST IF YOU, SHE LOVES TO PLAY.

SHE'S JUST A KITTEN.

SO IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A PLAYMATE, THIS IS YOUR GIRL.

SHE LOVES TO BE SCRATCHED.

RIGHT.

OK, HERE, THAT'S WHEN YOU REALLY GET HER PURR MACHINE GOING, BUT SHE WAS A STRAY THAT CAME INTO THE SHELTER ON APRIL FOOL'S DAY.

SO NOW SHE'S READY FOR ADOPTION.

SHE'S LOOKING FOR HER FOREVER HOME.

YEAH.

YEAH.

BUT, YEAH, SHE'S A FUNNY LITTLE KITTY.

SHE'S VERY, VERY, VERY SWEET.

A LOT OF TOYS WILL BE GOOD FOR HER.

AND IT'S MORE LIKE HER AT THE SHELTER LOCATED AT 600 TOWER STREET.

AND WE HAVE PLENTY OF DOGS AND LOTS OF KITTIES LOOKING FOR THEIR FOREVER HOME.

WELL, VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

AND DEFINITELY NOT CAMERA SHY.

NO, NOT AT ALL.

SHE'S READY TO PLAY.

SHE'S READY FOR A HOME.

ALL RIGHT.

VERY GOOD.

WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, WE WILL GO AHEAD AND CALL OUR MEETING TO ORDER AND START OUR AGENDA.

THE FIRST ITEM TONIGHT IS OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

[Consent Agenda]

THESE ARE ALL ITEMS IN THIS SECTION ARE RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL BY A SINGLE MOTION OF COUNCIL WITHOUT DISCUSSION.

COUNCIL HAS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW EACH OF THESE ITEMS AT A HAVE PREVIOUS WORK SESSION AND APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA AUTHORIZES THE CITY MANAGER TO IMPLEMENT EACH ITEM.

I WILL ANNOUNCE, WELL, THAT'S THE AGENDA AND PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE OR THE CITY COUNCIL TO REQUEST THAT AN ITEM BE VOTED CONSIDERED SEPARATELY.

AT THIS POINT, I DON'T HAVE ANY REQUESTS.

LET ME GO AHEAD AND READ THE AGENDA AND I WILL TELL YOU IT IS QUITE LENGTHY TONIGHT.

SO ITEM ONE, CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MARCH 16TH, 2021 REGULAR MEETING.

ITEM TWO CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE FOLLOWING BIDS.

ITEM 2A GP&L NEEDED EMERGENCY SPILL RESPONSE.

ITEM 2B FIRST STREET SOUTHWOOD WATER AND RILLA DRIVE ALLEY WASTE WATER MAIN REPLACEMENTS.

ITEM 2C MODIFICATION OF SINGLE STREAM RECYCLABLE MATERIALS, TRANSPORT, PROCESSING AND MARKETING AGREEMENT.

ITEM 2D MCCREE SUBSTATION AUTO TRANSFORMER.

ITEM 2E TERM AGREEMENT FOR TRAFFIC LOOPS.

ITEM 2F GP&L 200 ITEM 2G GP&L SHILOH ROAD TO MCCREE TRANSMISSION LINE UNDER BILL RECONSTRUCTION

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ENGINEERING SERVICES ITEM 2H GP& L AND TMPA SUBSTATION UTILITY EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE.

ITEM 2I ENGINEERING CONSULTING SERVICES FOR LANDFILL PERMIT AMENDMENT.

ITEM 2J, MICROSOFT SOLUTIONS SERVICES.

ITEM 2K FORCE RIDGE WATER AND WASTEWATER MAINS REPLACEMENT.

ITEM 2L, DESIGN SERVICES FOR LON WYNNE PARK IMPROVEMENTS.

2M, SINGLE STREAM RECYCLABLE MATERIALS, TRANSPORT, PROCESSING AND MARKETING AGREEMENT.

ITEM 2N, REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR PARTS DEPARTMENT.

ITEM 2O, REPLACEMENT REPLACEMENT BUSSES FOR PARKS AND RECREATION.

ITEM 2P, VARIOUS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR PARKS DEPARTMENT.

ITEM 2Q, SIDE LOADER CAB AND CHASSIS.

ITEM 2R, REPLACEMENT FRONT LOADER CHASSIS FOR AWS.

ITEM 2S, SIDE LOADER AND FRONT LOADER BODIES.

ITEM 2T, HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS.

ITEM 2U, ADA TRANSITION PLAN.

ITEM 2V, LANDFILL EQUIPMENT.

ITEM 2W, GP&L, NEWMAN SUBSTATION, PHASE TWO DISTRIBUTION FEEDER, DUCT LINE INSTALLATION.

AND ITEM 2X, ROLL OFF TRUCKS.

AND ITEM 2Y, SPENCER COOLING TOWER NUMBER FOUR, REPAIR.

ITEM THREE PUBLIC HEARINGS WERE PREVIOUSLY CONDUCTED ON THE FOLLOWING ZONING CASES, EXCUSE ME.

COUNCIL APPROVES A REQUEST INSTRUCTING STAFF TO BRING FORTH THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCES FOR CONSIDERATION.

ITEM 3A, ZONING FILE, Z20-29, MASTER PLAN AND DISTRICT TWO.

ITEM 3B, ZONING FILES Z 20-41.

ARMANDO PALACIOS IN DISTRICT FOUR.

ITEM 3C, ZONING FILE 20-46, JDJR ENGINEERS AND CONSULTANTS INC.

JIM DEWEY, JR.

IN DISTRICT THREE.

ITEM FOUR CONSIDER AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 30 BUILDING INSPECTION OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF GARLAND, TEXAS, REPEALING ARTICLE SIX SIGN REGULATIONS OF THE GARLAND CODE ORDINANCES, PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE, PROVIDING A PENALTY UNDER THE PROVISION OF SECTION 10.05 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF GARLAND, TEXAS, PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE AND SETTING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

ITEM FIVE CONSIDER AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 33 TRANSPORTATION OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES IN THE CITY OF GARLAND, TEXAS, TO PROVIDE A PARKING OFFENSE FOR CERTAIN PARKING ON PUBLIC PROPERTY, PROVIDING A PENALTY UNDER THE PROVISION OF SECTION 10.05 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF GARLAND, TEXAS, PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE IN A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

ITEM SIX, CONSIDER A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF GARLAND, TEXAS, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A MASTER AGREEMENT WITH MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM PROJECTS WITH DALLAS COUNTY AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

AND THE LAST ITEM ON CONSENTS IS ITEM SEVEN, CONSIDER A RESOLUTION APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING PUBLICATION OF NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ISSUE CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION.

WOW, THERE IS THE CONSENT AGENDA IN ITS LONG FORM, I GUESS.

IS THERE ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO HAVE AN ITEM PULLED AND CONSIDERED SEPARATELY? I SEE NONE.

COUNCIL MEMBER HENDRICK.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

I MOVE TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA.

I HAVE A MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER HENDRICK AND A SECOND BY DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM MORRIS TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED.

I DON'T SEE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION COUNCIL, PLEASE VOTE.

AND.

MR. MAYOR? CALLED HIM, SO HE'LL MISS THIS ONE.

OK.

YES.

COUNCILMAN AUBIN IS IN AUSTIN DOING SOME BUSINESS FOR US.

SO THE RECORD WILL REFLECT THAT ITEM WAS APPROVED EIGHT IN FAVOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN NOT BEING PRESENT AT THE TIME OF THE VOTE.

SO IT IS APPROVED.

ALL RIGHT, WE WILL MOVE ON TO ITEM EIGHT.

[8. Hold a Public Hearing Related to the 2021-2022 CDBG, HOME and ESG Grants]

HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING RELATED TO THE 2021-2022 CDBG HOME AND ESG GRANTS.

I BELIEVE MONA IS WITH US.

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SIR, I'M HERE, IF YOU, IS THERE, WOULD YOU LIKE TO GIVE US ANY INFORMATION? I DO HAVE SEVERAL OF THE APPLICANTS QUEUED UP.

I WOULD JUST LIKE TO LET COUNCIL KNOW.

THESE ARE THE APPLICANTS THAT HAVE APPLIED FOR THE UPCOMING GRANT YEAR THAT STARTS OCTOBER 1 OF 2021.

THEY HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT THEY HAVE THE THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK AND I BELIEVE ALL OF YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE WORKBOOK THAT HAS A SUMMARY OF THEIR APPLICATIONS IN IT.

WITH THAT, I'LL TURN IT OVER TO THE MAYOR TO INTRODUCE THE APPLICANTS.

OK, VERY GOOD.

AND I WILL HAVE TO FLIP SOME PAPERS AROUND HERE AND TRY TO COORDINATE THE THE APPLICANTS.

I WILL TAKE THEM IN THE ORDER THAT I HAVE THEM ON OUR REGISTRATION SHEET.

SO WHAT I WILL DO IS I WILL CALL YOUR NAME AND I WILL CERTAINLY SEARCH FOR YOU IN THE LISTING.

I'LL OPEN THE LINE ON OUR END.

YOU'LL NEED TO UNMUTE YOURSELF ON YOUR END.

AND AT THAT POINT WE'LL NEED YOU TO GIVE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD AND THEN YOU WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO MAKE YOUR PRESENTATION.

SO WE WILL START WITH.

LET'S SEE HERE, CHERYL JONES.

HELLO, COUNCIL, THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO MEET WITH US THIS EVENING, AND I'M GRATEFUL FOR THE TIME THAT I'VE BEEN GIVEN.

I WANTED TO GO AHEAD AND GIVE YOU SOME INFORMATION ABOUT VNA MEALS ON WHEELS.

WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE CITY OF GARLAND NOW, I BELIEVE, IN OUR FIFTH YEAR.

AND WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO HOPEFULLY ANOTHER GREAT PROGRAM YEAR.

BUT I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU SOME INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT WE DO SPECIFICALLY IN THE GARLAND AREA AND HOW WE'RE HELPING SENIORS EAT WITH DIGNITY AT HOME.

ACCORDING TO THE MOST RECENT DATA THAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE, 12 PERCENT, ROUGHLY 28,000 INDIVIDUALS IN GARLAND, EXCUSE ME, ARE SENIORS.

AND OF THESE, 28,000, MORE THAN 10 PERCENT ARE LIVING IN POVERTY.

MANY OF THESE FOLKS ALSO LIVE ALONE WITHOUT FAMILY OR ANY KIND OF A CAREGIVER.

THEY LACK THE RESOURCES THAT THEY NEED TO ACCESS OR PREPARE FOOD.

THEY DON'T HAVE TRANSPORTATION.

THEY SUFFER FROM VARIOUS FUNCTIONAL LIMITATIONS AND MULTIPLE CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS AS WELL.

THE RESEARCH HAS DEMONSTRATED THAT FOOD INSECURE SENIORS ARE 50 PERCENT MORE LIKELY TO HAVE DIABETES, THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION AND 60 PERCENT MORE LIKELY TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK.

CONTINUED RESEARCH INTO THE SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH HAS ALSO IDENTIFIED SOCIAL ISOLATION AS A HIGH RISK FACTOR, AFFECTING HEALTH, BEHAVIOR, PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH AND MORTALITY RISK.

BUT VNA IS HERE TO HELP THESE FOLKS.

IN 1973, MEALS ON WHEELS BEGAN DELIVERING HOT HOME DELIVERED MEALS TO 125 DALLAS COUNTY SENIORS.

AND TODAY WE DELIVER TO 4,500 SENIORS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE ONE THOUSAND SQUARE MILES OF THE COUNTY.

VNA MEALS ON WHEELS HELP SENIORS AGE WITH DIGNITY AND INDEPENDENCE AT HOME BY NOURISHING THEM BODY AND SOUL WITH NUTRITIOUS MEALS, VITAL SOCIALIZATION AND FRIENDSHIP AND SAFETY CHECKS.

VNA ALSO PROVIDES REFERRALS TO OTHER SOCIAL SERVICES AS NEEDED.

AND WE ALSO HAVE AN R.N.

NURSE NAVIGATOR ON STAFF WHO IS ABLE TO GO TO OUR CLIENTS HOMES AND ASSESS WHETHER THEY MAY BENEFIT FROM ADDITIONAL CARE SUCH AS HOME HEALTH, PALLIATIVE OR HOSPICE CARE.

THE COST OF ONE MEAL WITH VNA MEALS ON WHEELS IS $6.50, COMPARED TO THE NATIONAL AVERAGE, WHICH IS $11.50.

SO ONE YEAR OF MEALS FOR A CLIENT IS ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS, WHICH IS FAR LESS THAN ONE DAY IN A HOSPITAL, WHICH IS SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS OR ONE DAY IN A NURSING HOME, WHICH IS ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY DOLLARS A DAY.

THE FOOD AND FRIENDSHIP THAT WE DELIVER HELPS OUR SENIORS STAY AT HOME WHERE THEY WANT TO BE.

AND AS OF TODAY'S MEAL DELIVERY, DNA SERVES TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY CLIENTS AND GARLAND .

WE ARE RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THIRTEEN THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED FROM THE CITY OF GARLAND AND CDBG FUNDING TO PROVIDE FOOD AND FRIENDSHIP TO EIGHT HUNGRY, HOMEBOUND GARLAND SENIORS FOR ONE YEAR, ENSURING THEY ARE NOT LEFT HUNGRY AND ALONE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU, MA'AM.

I DON'T BELIEVE I SEE ANY QUESTIONS FOR YOU, SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS EVENING.

THANK YOU.

NEXT ON MY LIST IS CHRISTINA COULTAS, MIND YOU THERE .

I'VE OPENED THE LINE ON OUR END IF YOU GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD, PLEASE.

HI.

YES, THIS IS CHRISTINA COULTAS FROM HOPE'S DOOR NEW BEGINNINGS CENTER, LOCATED

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AT 218 NORTH TENTH STREET, GARLAND, TEXAS, 75040.

GO AHEAD.

ALL RIGHT, GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

YOU DO HAVE A VERY LENGTHY AGENDA, SO I WILL DEFINITELY BE BRIEF.

IT'S SO NICE TO SEE ALL OF YOU AND SPEAK TO ALL OF YOU, BECAUSE WE HAVE REALLY BEEN IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY OF GARLAND SINCE NEW BEGINNING CENTER OPENED ITS DOORS OVER THIRTY FIVE YEARS AGO.

WE, OUR CORE ADVOCACY FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS AND THOSE IMPACTED BY FAMILY ABUSE HAS NOT CHANGED.

WE STILL SEEK TO PROVIDE SAFETY, HEALING, ADVOCACY AND PREVENTION.

WE DO THIS THROUGH OUR 24 HOUR HOTLINE, EMERGENCY SHELTER, EMERGENCY LEGAL SUPPORT, COUNSELING THAT IS TRAUMA INFORMED FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN AND SUPPORT GROUPS.

LET ALONE THE PREVENTION AND EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY AWARENESS BUILDING THAT WE DO TO STRIVE FOR THE MITIGATING THE IMPACTS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONTINUING IN THAT INTERGENERATIONAL CYCLE.

ALL OF THOSE SERVICES, AS MUCH AS YOU CAN TELL BY OUR NAME, YOU KNOW, HOPE'S DOOR NEW BEGINNING CENTER MERGED FIVE YEARS AGO.

BUT EACH OF THOSE SERVICES ARE SPECIFICALLY AVAILABLE IN THE CITY OF GARLAND.

WE OPERATE OUR OUTREACH LOCATION IN THE CITY OF GARLAND EMERGENCY SHELTER IN GARLAND.

AND ALL OF THOSE SERVICES THAT I JUST BRIEFLY DESCRIBED ARE AVAILABLE IN THE CITY OF GARLAND.

A COMMON QUESTION THAT WE'VE BEEN NAVIGATING THROUGHOUT 2020 AND WELL NOW 2021 IS WHAT EVERYBODY IS INTERESTED IN HOW THE COVID PANDEMIC HAS IMPACTED VICTIMS OF FAMILY VIOLENCE.

WHAT WE CAN TELL YOU IS THAT THE DECISIONS FOR SURVIVORS TO LEAVE, STAY AND SEEK HELP HAVE BECOME MORE COMPLICATED AND UNSAFE.

FAMILY VIOLENCE CALLS TO TEXAS LAW ENFORCEMENT INCREASED A LITTLE OVER EIGHT PERCENT DURING THE SIX MONTHS OF THE PANDEMIC.

VICTIMS OF FAMILY VIOLENCE, NOT ONLY IN OUR PROGRAMS, BUT THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF TEXAS REPORTED AN INCREASE IN RELATIONSHIP DIFFICULTY, AND 40 PERCENT CAN MARKEDLY TELL YOU THAT THEIR SAFETY DECREASED.

THE OTHER CONCERNING IMPACT OF COVID IS THE USE OF FIREARMS AT FAMILY VIOLENCE INCIDENTS, WHICH IS A KNOWN MARKER FOR LETHALITY, INCREASED BY FORTY ONE PERCENT DURING THESE PANDEMIC MONTHS.

AS A NORTH TEXAS SERVICE PROVIDER FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, OUR CLIENTS ALSO REPRESENT SIMILAR INCREASES.

DURING 2020 AND NOW INTO 2021, THIS HAS RESULTED IN A TWENTY ONE PERCENT INCREASE IN SERVICE HOURS ACROSS ALL OF OUR PROGRAMS AS THOSE VICTIMS NAVIGATE THOSE DIFFICULT CHOICES TO REGAIN STABILITY, WHETHER THAT'S EMOTIONALLY, FINANCIALLY, LEGALLY OR WITH HOUSING.

SPECIFICALLY OUR APPLICATION IS FOR CDBG, FOR SURVIVOR SERVICES PROGRAM, WHICH INCLUDES COUNSELING TO PROCESS AND UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT OF TRAUMA AND STABILITY FOR THAT FAMILY THROUGH CASE MANAGEMENT AND COUNSELING.

THE OTHER PART OF OUR REQUEST IS FOR EMERGENCY SHELTER AND RAPID REHOUSING.

OUR EMERGENCY SHELTER THERE IN GARLAND AND OUR RAPID REHOUSING PROGRAM ALSO BASED IN GARLAND TO HELP THOSE EXITING FROM HOMELESSNESS INTO A PATH OF STABILITY.

OUR PROJECT GOAL REALLY IS TO PROVIDE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS AND THEIR CHILDREN AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMMEDIATELY FLEE A POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING SITUATION AND BE ON THAT PATH FOR STABILITY.

OUR AREAS OF PARTNERSHIP WITH GARLAND.

THAT INCLUDES THE GARLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT WITH ACCESS TO SHELTER BED SPACE FOR HIGH LETHALITY CASES.

WE KNOW THAT THERE IS A LACK OF CAPACITY FOR SHELTERS ACROSS THE STATE OF TEXAS.

MOST 50 PERCENT OF SHELTER REQUESTS THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF TEXAS GO UNMET BECAUSE OF LACK OF SHELTER SPACE AND THE WAY THAT WE PRIORITIZE THOSE HIGHLY LETHAL CASES, WHICH ARE WITH PARTNERSHIPS JUST LIKE THE GARLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT.

WE ALSO OFFER OUR SERVICES IN THE CITY OF GARLAND.

AND RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE OF TELEHEALTH AND THE ABILITY TO DO THAT, OR EVEN MORE READILY AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO MIGHT HAVE TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS.

WE HAVE BEEN SUPPORTED BY THE CITY OF GARLAND VERY GRACIOUSLY OVER AND OVER MANY YEARS AND HOPE TO CONTINUE THAT PARTNERSHIP.

YOU MAY HEAR A ONE YEAR OLD IN THE BACKGROUND.

I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT.

THAT'S CLEARLY AND THAT IS IT.

I THINK THE ONE YEAR OLD GAVE ME MY CUE.

VERY GOOD.

VERY GOOD.

WELL, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS EVENING, MA'AM.

ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU.

THE NEXT SPEAKER IS SUZANNA SULFSTEDE.

I'VE OPENED THE LINE ON OUR END.

IF YOU CAN UNMUTE YOURSELF AND GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD, PLEASE.

GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS SUZANNA SULFSTEDE, I'M THE DIRECTOR OF THE LONG TERM CARE

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OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM AS THE SENIOR SOURCE, WHICH IS LOCATED AT 3910 HARRY HINES BOULEVARD IN DALLAS, 75219 .

OUR PROGRAM PROTECTS SOME OF THE MOST VULNERABLE MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY BY ADVOCATING FOR THE QUALITY OF LIFE AND CARE FOR DALLAS COUNTY NURSING HOME AND ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENTS.

OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY OF GARLAND WE CDBG FUNDING TO GARLAND OMBUDSMEN WHO SERVES THE FRAIL, ELDERLY AND DISABLED RESIDENTS WHO LIVE IN THE SIX GARLAND NURSING HOMES.

TO SAY THAT THE PAST YEAR HAS BEEN DIFFICULT FOR LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT, TO SAY THE LEAST.

WE KNOW THAT COVID-19 HAS HAD A PARTICULARLY DEVASTATING IMPACT ON THESE FACILITIES AND THE INDIVIDUALS LIVING WITHIN THEM.

WELL, LESS THAN ONE PERCENT OF AMERICA'S POPULATION LIVES IN A NURSING HOME.

THIRTY FOUR PERCENT OF COVID DEATHS HAVE OCCURRED IN THESE FACILITIES.

EVERY NURSING HOME IN GARLAND HAS HAD COVID CASES.

EVERY NURSING HOME IN GARLAND HAS HAD COVID DEATHS AS A RESULT.

AND THE RESIDENTS WHO REMAIN IN THE FACILITIES HAVE NOT ONLY HAD TO GRIEVE THE LOSS OF THEIR FRIENDS, BUT THEY'VE ALSO EXPERIENCED EXTREME SOCIAL ISOLATION AS THEY'VE BEEN SHUT OFF FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND THE REST OF THE WORLD FOR MOST OF THE PAST YEAR.

EVEN AS FACILITIES WERE IN THE THICK OF DEALING WITH THE IMPACT OF COVID, THEY WERE THEN HIT HARD BY THE WINTER STORMS IN FEBRUARY.

FOUR OF THE GARLAND FACILITIES EXPERIENCED LOSS OF POWER, AND ONE EVEN HAD TO EVACUATE ALL OF THEIR RESIDENTS TO ANOTHER FACILITY, CAUSING EVEN MORE UPHEAVAL FOR THEM.

AGAIN, THESE RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN HIT HARD.

THROUGHOUT THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES THE GARLAND OMBUDSMAN HAS WORKED TIRELESSLY TO SUPPORT THE RESIDENTS, THEIR FAMILIES AND THE FACILITIES.

SHE'S MAINTAINED FREQUENT CONTACT WITH EACH OF THE FACILITIES TO ENSURE THEY HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE MOST CURRENT EMERGENCY RULES AND REGULATIONS AND AS NEEDED, SHARED RESOURCES FOR SECURING PPE FOR THEIR STAFF.

SHE SUPPORTED FAMILIES WHO'VE EXPERIENCED GREAT DISTRESS OVER NOT BEING ABLE TO HAVE FACE TO FACE CONTACT WITH THEIR LOVED ONES FOR MONTHS.

AND SHE'S MONITORED TO ENSURE THAT FACILITIES ARE FOLLOWING VISITATION GUIDELINES AS THE BUILDINGS HAVE STARTED OPENING BACK UP.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, SHE'S BEEN THERE TO PROTECT THE RESIDENTS RIGHTS AND TO RESOLVE COMPLAINTS ON THEIR BEHALF.

SHE'S ADDRESSED COMPLAINTS RELATED TO POOR CARE, LACK OF PPE AND INFECTION CONTROL, AND THE SHORTAGE OF STAFF WHERE RESIDENTS WEREN'T BEING ASSISTED WITH FEEDING AND OTHERS WEREN'T BEING BATHED FOR WEEKS.

NOW, MORE THAN EVER, THE ADVOCACY EFFORTS OF THE GARLAND OMBUDSMAN ARE NEEDED FOR THESE RESIDENTS.

THE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM IS THE ONLY PROGRAM OUT THERE WORKING TO PROTECT THESE VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS IN THIS WAY, THANKS TO CDBG FUNDING, THE GARLAND OMBUDSMAN IS ABLE TO HAVE AN INCREASED PRESENCE IN GARLAND NURSING HOMES TO MAKE SURE THESE RESIDENTS VOICES ARE HEARD, THEIR NEEDS ARE BEING MET AND THAT THEY ARE SAFE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME THIS EVENING FOR PARTNERING WITH US THIS PAST YEAR AND FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION OF OUR REQUEST FOR NEXT YEAR.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US TONIGHT.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS SUSAN HENNUM.

SCROLL A LITTLE BIT HERE.

I'VE OPENED THE LINE ON OUR END, IF YOU CAN UNMUTE YOURSELF AND GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD, PLEASE.

GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS SUSAN HENNUM AND I LIVE AT 1606 JAMES GOOD IN GARLAND, TEXAS, AND OUR AGENCY IS LOCATED ON SOUTHERN DRIVE RIGHT NEXT TO SPECTRUM.

I'M WITH COUNSELING INSTITUTE OF TEXAS.

I'M EXCITED TO SAY WE HAVE JUST CELEBRATED OUR 35TH YEAR IN GARLAND.

WE'VE BEEN PROVIDING COUNSELING SERVICES TO FAMILIES AND SURROUNDING AREAS.

WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED THIS YEAR TO BE ABLE TO ALSO GET CDBG FUNDS FOR COVID FOLKS.

AND TODAY WE HAVE PROVIDED ABOUT ALMOST 400 COUNSELING SESSIONS FOR GARLAND RESIDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

WE ARE ASKING FOR FUNDS TO SERVICE SEVENTY FIVE FAMILIES AND THAT GIVES EACH FAMILY 10 TO 12 SESSIONS.

THE ONE THING WE HAVE NOTICED WITH OUR COVID GRANT CDBG GRANT THIS YEAR IS THAT THE 10 TO 12 SESSIONS FOR OUR COVID FOLKS WERE REALLY NOT ENOUGH.

WE HAD TO ALLOW OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS TO ACTUALLY USE SOME OF THOSE FUNDS FOR ADDITIONAL SESSIONS.

WE'VE BEEN SEEING FAMILIES THAT HAVE LOST LOVED ONES.

WE'VE BEEN SEEING FAMILIES THAT HAVE LOST JOBS.

WE RECENTLY HAVE STARTED SEEING SOME TEACHERS THAT ARE HAVING LOTS OF STRESS DUE TO THE PANDEMIC AND TEACHING IN THE CLASSROOM.

WE FOUND, ACCORDING TO THE GARLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT, THE NURSE COORDINATOR, ZELA DANIEL, THEY REPORT THAT SIXTY ONE PERCENT OF THEIR STUDENTS FALL IN ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED BRACKETS.

AND WHAT, FOR US, HAVING THIS GRANT ENABLES THOSE FOLKS THAT DO NOT HAVE INSURANCE TO SEEK SERVICES.

IT'S REALLY BEEN BENEFICIAL FOR US.

WE FOUND THAT THROUGH THE PANDEMIC, THE ISOLATION STRESS HAS BECOME ALMOST UNBEARABLE FOR SOME FAMILIES.

AND WHAT WE'RE SEEING NOW IS PEOPLE ARE REALLY, AT FIRST IT FELT LIKE EVERYONE WAS KIND OF FROZEN.

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NO ONE ONE KIND OF WANTED TO GET OUT.

NOW PEOPLE ARE KIND OF GETTING OUT AND ASKING TO COME IN AND BE SEEN.

AND WE'RE DOING VIRTUAL AND WE HAVE SOME COUNSELORS ARE DOING IN PERSON.

WE HOPE TO BE FULLY BACK OPEN BY MAY 15TH IF EVERYTHING GOES AS WELL.

ALL OF OUR FOLKS SHOULD HAVE BOTH THEIR SHOTS BY THEN AND BE READY TO SEE PEOPLE IN THE OFFICE.

WE PROVIDE INDIVIDUAL MARITAL FAMILY COUNSELING.

WE DO ANGER MANAGEMENT.

WE ALSO HELP OTHER INDIVIDUALS THAT MIGHT HAVE A CPS CASE OR SOMETHING ELSE GOING ON.

WE DO A LOT OF COMMUNITY WORK.

WE PARTNERED WITH PARKLAND, HAD THE MAMMOGRAM BUS.

WE DID THE SHORT CLINIC FOR CHILDREN.

WE ARE CURRENTLY SPEAKING WITH CHILDREN'S NOW ABOUT DOING THEM, HAVING THEM COME IN AND BE ABLE TO SIGN UP CHILDREN FOR MEDICAID.

THEY SAID RIGHT NOW THEY'RE LOOKING FOR A PLACE IN THE GARLAND AREAS.

WE'VE OPENED OUR OFFICES FOR THAT.

WE'VE INVITED PARKLAND TO COME IN TO SIGN UP SENIORS WHO DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO COMPUTERS, TO SIGN THEM UP TO GET THEIR COVID SHOT.

WE'RE ALL ABOUT COMMUNITY.

IN THE RECENT AFTERMATH OF THE STORM, WE PARTNERED WITH THE NORTHEAST DALLAS COUNTY KIWANIS CLUB AND DID FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CLEANING SUPPLIES AND FOOD SHELTERS AND HYGIENE ITEMS TO OUR FAMILIES JUST TO GET EVERYONE BACK ON THEIR FEET.

WE'RE VERY MUCH INTO BELIEVING THAT WE HAVE TO ASSIST THE WHOLE FAMILY.

AND WE LOOK AT THE FAMILY ON A WHOLE, SEE WHAT THEY NEED, AND THEN SEND THEM TO A LOCAL FOOD PANTRY IF THEY NEED FOOD, IF THEY NEED HELP OVER THE SALVATION ARMY FOR THEIR BILLS.

WE'RE VERY MUCH A COMMUNITY AGENCY.

MOST OF OUR FOLKS LIVE IN GARLAND.

OUR KIDS WENT TO GARLAND SCHOOLS.

WE'RE REALLY BIG ABOUT HELPING.

SO I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS IF ANYBODY HAS ANY.

THANK YOU, MA'AM.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS EVENING.

ALL RIGHT, I DON'T SEE ANY QUESTIONS.

NEXT SPEAKER IS MARK KING, I'VE OPENED THE LINE ON OUR END.

IF YOU CAN GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD.

YES, MY NAME IS MARK KING.

MOST OF YOU KNOW ME AS THE CEO OF MICROPAC INDUSTRIES IN GARLAND, TEXAS, BUT I'M HERE TO REPRESENT HOPE CLINIC AND REQUEST FOR THE GRANT FUND.

I CURRENTLY VOLUNTEER AS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD FOR THE HOPE CLINIC AND WOULD REALLY LIKE YOUR SUPPORT AS WE AS WE GO FORWARD.

SO THE HOPE CLINIC ISN EXISTS TO SHARE THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST IN PARTNERING WITH OUR COMMUNITY AND TO PROVIDE COMPASSIONATE PRIMARY HEALTH CARE AND RESOURCES FOR HEALTHY LIVING TO THE UNDERSERVED IN OUR LOCAL GARLAND COMMUNITY.

WE HAVE BEEN IN OPERATIONS NOW FOR ALMOST 20 YEARS AND WE ARE LOCATED AT 800 SOUTH SIXTH STREET IN GARLAND.

IN SUMMARY, HOPE HAS BECOME A PRIME CONDUIT OF MEDICAL EXCELLENCE IN THE GARLAND COMMUNITY.

WE ARE THE ONLY COMPLETELY FREE MEDICAL FACILITY IN GARLAND.

HOPE CLINIC IS UNIQUE.

WE PROVIDE HOLISTIC CARE TO INCLUDE PROVIDING PRIMARY HEALTH CARE IN CONJUNCTION WITH SPIRITUAL CARE AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, ALONG WITH ADDED RESOURCES SUCH AS FOOD DRIVES.

WORTH NOTING IS THE LONG RECOGNIZED FACT THAT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF ONE'S OVERALL HEALTH.

IN MAY 2020, HOPE REESTABLISHED THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAM.

IT'S ALL OF YOU KNOW THE CLOSING OF THE GARLAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, BAYLOR SCOTT WHITE CREATED A DIFFICULT SITUATION FOR OUR GARLAND COMMUNITY AND IN PARTICULAR, HOPE CLINIC.

IN SPITE OF THE HOSPITAL CLOSING AND COVID-19 HOPE HAS REMAINED FULLY OPERATIONAL AND BUSIER AND BUSIER THAN WE'VE EVER BEEN.

WE HAVE LAUNCHED A NEW CLINICAL HOSPITAL PARTNERSHIP WITH PARKLAND HOSPITAL.

AND WE CONTINUE OUR MUNICIPAL CLINICAL PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY OF GARLAND.

WE HAVE ALSO PARTNERED WITH OTHER GRANT PROVIDERS.

AN EXAMPLE IS WITH ST VINCENT DE PAUL.

THEY HAVE A FREE PHARMACY THAT WE GET MEDICATIONS FOR OUR PATIENTS.

AND THE HOPE CLINIC IS ALSO PROVIDING COVID TESTING.

WE CURRENTLY PROVIDE OVER FIFTY FOUR HUNDRED, FIVE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED PATIENT VISITS PER YEAR WITH A GOAL OF OVER SEVENTY FIVE HUNDRED.

WE DO THIS WITH A VERY SMALL STAFF, AND I'D JUST LIKE TO TAKE THE TIME PUBLICLY TO THANK.

TO THANK THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT SUPPORT US AND OUR STAKEHOLDERS, THE CITY STAFF HAS BEEN TREMENDOUS WITH US.

THE CITY COUNCIL IS VERY SUPPORTIVE AND WE APPRECIATE THAT.

AND, YOU KNOW, THE PEOPLE THAT WORK AT HEALTH CLINIC ARE SO DEDICATED.

WE HAVE THREE DOCTORS ON STAFF.

WE HAVE AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR THAT IS SO LOYAL TO THE ORGANIZATION, A NEW OFFICE MANAGER THAT'S REALLY HELPING OUT.

WE HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE THAT ARE DEDICATED TO THE CAUSE.

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AND THE REASON FOR THAT IS.

THEY GET TO SEE THE DIFFERENCE WHEN PATIENTS WALK IN AND WHAT WE CAN DO FOR THEM, AND THESE ARE PATIENTS THAT DON'T HAVE INSURANCE, THEY'RE LIVING IN POVERTY BY DEFINITION.

THAT'S ONE OF THE CRITERIA FOR US TO COME TO US.

AND WITHOUT HEALTH CLINIC, THEY WOULD HAVE NO MEDICAL SERVICES.

I THINK THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS NOT AN ALTERNATIVE FOR THESE PEOPLE.

IT IS THE ONLY SOLUTION FOR THEM.

SO IN SUMMARY, HOPE CLINIC PROVIDES HEALTH CARE TO THOSE IN GARLAND WHO HAVE NO OTHER ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE.

IN 2020, WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH THE SUPPORT THROUGH THE CITY, IN THE CITY OF GARLAND BLOCK GRANT, WE ARE ASKING THAT YOU CONTINUE THAT SUPPORT.

WE ARE IN NEED OF FUNDS MORE NOW THAN WE EVER HAD BEFORE.

AND WE CERTAINLY WANT TO SAY THANK YOU AND APPRECIATE ALL YOUR SUPPORT.

AND JUST TO REMEMBER, YOU KNOW, OUR MISSION IS TO HELP THOSE WHO ARE IN VERY DESPERATE NEED.

AND I'M TALKING ABOUT CLINICALLY, MEDICALLY NEED IN OUR GARLAND COMMUNITY.

IT'S ALL LOCAL.

AND IT'S NOT ONE PERSON THAT DOESN'T WALK IN OUR FACILITY, THAT WALKS OUT OF OUR FACILITY BEING BLESSED BY WHAT WE'RE DOING.

SO I SAY THAT WITH SINCERE HONESTY AND SINCERE CARING FOR ALL THESE PEOPLE.

SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND GOD BLESS YOU, ALL OF YOU.

THANK YOU, SIR.

THE NEXT SPEAKER IS ANDREW MLCAK.

ANDREW, I HAVE IN THE LINE ON OUR END.

YOU CAN UNMUTE YOURSELF.

PERFECT.

MY NAME IS ANDREW MLCAK.

I LIVE AT 1501 TIMBERLANE DRIVE, PLANO, TEXAS, 75074.

I'M HERE ON BEHALF OF THE ACHIEVEMENTS IN OUR TEXAS, LOCATED AT 2950 NORTH SHILOH ROAD, GARLAND, TEXAS, 75044.

I'M THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE ACHIEVEMENT CENTER OF TEXAS.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T KNOW US, WE ARE A TRAINING CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES.

WE START AT AGE THREE AND OUR OLDEST CLIENTS ARE IN THEIR 70S.

WE TRAIN STUDENTS AND FUNCTIONAL LIVING SKILLS, GOAL TRAINING, LIFE SKILLS.

THEY GO ON VOLUNTEER OUTINGS.

WE BELIEVE IN GIVING BACK AND OUR STUDENTS EMBODY THAT IN PART IN OUR ORGANIZATION BY VOLUNTEERING WITH OTHER LOCAL AREA NONPROFITS.

BEFORE COVID, OUR STUDENTS DELIVERED MEALS FOR MEALS ON WHEELS, VOLUNTEERED AT AXE MEMORIAL CHURCH IN THE FOOD PANTRY AND PAWSIBILITY IN GARLAND SOCIALIZING ANIMALS.

SINCE 1987, WE HAVE BEEN RECIPIENTS OF THE BLOCK GRANT FUNDING AND THOSE FUNDS HAVE HELPED HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE ATTEND OUR PROGRAM OVER THE YEARS, GIVING THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND GROW WHILE PAYING A SUBSIDIZED TUITION.

THE STUDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED OUR PROGRAMS DUE TO THESE FUNDS MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR THEIR PARENTS AND FAMILIES TO WORK AND HAVE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR THEIR STUDENTS.

STUDENTS THAT COME ON THE BLOCK GRANT ARE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN EVERYTHING WE DO.

THEY'RE ABLE TO UTILIZE THE FULL HOURS WE OFFER, WHICH IS SEVEN A.M.

TO SIX P.M.

THEY GO ON OUTINGS AND EVENTS AND WE ARE ABLE TO SUBSIDIZE ALL OF OUR PROGRAMS SO THAT THEY CAN PARTICIPATE IN EVERYTHING.

WE TRY TO PROVIDE THE BEST QUALITY PROGRAMS AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE TO GARLAND RESIDENTS AND THOSE THAT RECEIVE THE TUITION SUBSIDIES.

THIS YEAR WAS A LITTLE DIFFERENT FOR US.

ON MARCH 13TH, WE WERE FORCED TO CLOSE OUR DOORS DUE TO COVID AND THE HIGH RISK POPULATION THAT WE SERVE.

BUT WE OPENED AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER AND HAVE BEEN SERVING ABOUT TWENTY FIVE PERCENT OF OUR STUDENTS FOR SAFETY REASONS.

WE'RE NOW IN THE PROCESS OF HIRING MORE STAFF AND BRINGING BACK MORE STUDENTS WHILE STILL BEING SAFE.

WE'RE TRYING TO TAKE BACK TRYING TO GET BACK TO A SENSE OF NORMALCY FOR OUR STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

IF WE'RE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO RECEIVE FUNDING AGAIN THROUGH THE CITY.

WE KNOW THAT OUR STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN HOME DURING THIS PANDEMIC ARE READY TO COME BACK AND REJOIN THEIR FRIENDS.

THE FUNDS THAT WE RECEIVED MAKE THAT POSSIBLE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND CONSIDERATION.

THANK YOU, SIR.

THAT WAS THE LAST SPEAKER I HAVE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON ITEM EIGHT FOR THE CDBG HOME AND ESG GRANTS.

IF THERE ARE ANY OTHER APPLICANTS OUT THERE THAT ARE IN THE ATTENDEES QUEUE, IF YOU CAN USE THE RAISE YOUR HAND FUNCTION THAT WAY, I CAN SEE YOU ON THE LIST AND WE'LL GET YOU QUEUED UP.

OK.

MY NEXT SPEAKER IS SHELLEY HOOD.

I'VE OPENED THE LINE ON OUR END.

AND YOU'LL NEED TO UNMUTE YOURSELF.

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SHELLEY HOOD, IF YOU CAN UNMUTE YOURSELF ON YOUR END, YOU SHOULD YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO.

OK, IS THAT BETTER? THERE YOU GO.

OK, SORRY, I'M HAVING A LITTLE BIT OF TROUBLE THIS EVENING WITH IT.

GOOD EVENING.

THIS IS CAPTAIN SHELLEY HOOD WITH THE SALVATION ARMY OF GARLAND.

THE SALVATION ARMY IS LOCATED AT 451 WEST AVENUE D AND WE HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY, VERY HARD SINCE THE BEGINNING OF COVID AS SOON AS IT BEGAN.

WE IMMEDIATELY PUT ON OUR DISASTER RELIEF HATS AND GOT RUNNING.

AND JUST TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT WE HAVE DONE SINCE OCTOBER ONE OF TWENTY TWENTY.

NORMALLY I BUDGET ABOUT 500 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR DIRECT ASSISTANCE TO, WITH MY BUDGET TO DATE SINCE OCTOBER ONE, WE HAVE CURRENTLY DONE 758,735 DOLLARS IN DIRECT ASSISTANCE OUT OF THE SALVATION ARMY HERE IN GARLAND.

WE HAVE BEEN INUNDATED WITH COVID CLIENTS THAT HAVE COME IN THAT HAVE JUST NEEDED HELP TO JUST REMAIN IN THEIR HOMES AND OUR MAIN GOAL WAS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAD NO ONE LOSE THEIR HOMES DURING THIS WHOLE PROCESS.

AND I THINK WE'VE DONE A VERY GOOD JOB.

I DID HAVE TO ADD TO MY STAFF BECAUSE WE WERE GETTING APPROXIMATELY F400 REQUESTS EVERY SINGLE DAY.

SO IN ADDITION TO ADDING TO MY STAFF, WE HAVE DONE A LOT OF INTERVIEWS WITH CLIENTS.

AND TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, 90 PERCENT OF THOSE WERE COVID DIRECTLY RELATED.

SO WE HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF USING THOSE FUNDS AND HELPING THOSE FAMILIES REMAIN IN THEIR HOMES THROUGH A VERY DIFFICULT TIME.

WE ARE BEGINNING JUST NOW TO SEE THE TIDE SLIGHTLY CHANGE AS WE ARE DOING CASE MANAGEMENT AND CASE ASSESSMENT FOR CLIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

SO WE HAVE TAKEN ONE OF OUR NEWER STAFF MEMBERS WHO HAS SOME EXPERIENCE DEALING WITH CDG FUNDS AND GIVEN HER ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES.

AND WHAT WE HAVE DONE IS WE HAVE IDENTIFIED HER AS OUR POINT PERSON FOR DEALING DIRECTLY WITH CDBG IN ADDITION TO A COUPLE OF OTHER THINGS THAT SHE'S BEEN DOING.

BUT WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT DOING IS IDENTIFYING FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PARTICULAR GRANT MONEY.

AND ALL THE CASES ARE BEING ASSESSED BY THE ENTIRE SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

WE ARE ALSO LOOKING TO DO MORE OF A CASE MANAGEMENT WITH THEM RATHER THAN JUST ASSESSMENT.

WE ARE LOOKING TO DO A THREE TO SIX MONTH MEETING TIME TO GO OVER BUDGET WITH THEM, TO WORK OUT SOME SAVINGS WITH THEM.

WE'RE LOOKING TO MEET TWICE A MONTH.

WE ARE GETTING PREPARED TO MEET WITH THOSE INDIVIDUALS IN-HOUSE.

IN ADDITION TO TELE VISITS THAT, WE ARE CURRENTLY DOING INTERVIEWS.

WE WILL BE WORKING WITH THEM ON THEIR GOALS TO IMPLEMENT WITHIN THEIR FAMILIES AND THE CLIENT SELF-RELIANCE AND HELPING THEM FIND JOBS, HELPING THEM FIND A VEHICLE IF THEY'RE IN NEED OF A VEHICLE, BECAUSE WE ARE LOOKING TO DO A VAST ARRAY OF THOSE SERVICES TO THEM, WHICH IS A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN WHAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE DONE WITH CDBG.

USUALLY IT'S A ONE TIME WE'RE GOING TO HELP YOU OUT HERE, BUT WE ARE LOOKING TO DO MORE OF A CASE MANAGEMENT WITH THEM.

WE'RE LOOKING TO IDENTIFY THREE FAMILIES IN APRIL, FOUR IN MAY, FOUR IN JUNE AND FOUR IN JULY.

AND THE THE ADDITIONAL CDBG FUNDS, IF YOU WOULD SEE US WORTHY OF RECEIVING THOSE, WOULD HELP US IN THAT BATTLE TO HOPEFULLY COME BACK AND GET A HANDLE ON SOME PEOPLE FROM LOSING THEIR HOMES AND HAVING TO BECOME PART OF THE HOMELESS COMMUNITY.

SO WE ARE HOPING THAT YOU WILL GRANT US THOSE FUNDS.

AND IF THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS, I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER THEM.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I WILL SAY, I THINK WE DO HAVE A QUESTION QUEUED UP.

COUNCIL MEMBER WILLIAMS? THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

GOOD EVENING.

JUST ONE QUESTION FOR YOU.

CAN YOU SPEAK TO YOUR INITIATIVE REGARDING YOUTH AND CHILDREN'S PROGRAMING COMING UP? WE HAVE HAD TO CLOSE DOWN, OBVIOUSLY, FOR COVID, I AM GETTING READY TO OPEN UP OUR GYM AND COMMUNITY CENTER TO GROUPS THAT NORMALLY COME IN AND WE'LL RENT OUR FACILITIES.

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I DO HAVE TO STAY WITHIN THE SALVATION ARMY MANDATES THAT ARE GIVEN TO ME BY MY COMMANDER, AND THAT IS AFTER A RENTAL GROUP COMES THROUGH.

WE DO HAVE TO HAVE THE FACILITY CLEANED IN A VERY SPECIFIC WAY.

SO I HAVE A CLEANING COMPANY THAT WILL COME AND DO THAT.

SO IT'S JUST KIND OF WORKING AROUND THOSE PARAMETERS.

BUT WE ARE LOOKING TO OPEN UP THOSE PROGRAMS. MY HOPE RIGHT NOW AND MY GOAL IS BY THE END OF APRIL.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU, MA'AM.

WE APPRECIATE YOU SPENDING SOME TIME WITH HIM.

APPRECIATE IT.

MY NEXT SPEAKER IS ROBERT SHEPARD.

MR. SHEPARD, I HAVE OPENED THE LINE ON OUR END.

GREAT.

THANK YOU, MAYOR LEMAY.

AND ALL THE COUNCIL MEMBERS, AS WELL MAYOR PRO TEM AND ALSO THE OFFICIALS ABOARD, PASTOR ROBERT SHEPHERD, PASTOR AND FOUNDER OF RESTORATION COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, LOCATED AT 414 CASTLE DRIVE HERE IN GARLAND, TEXAS.

AND I'M FOUNDING PASTOR OF THAT AWESOME CHURCH IN WHAT I CONSIDER GOD'S LAND IN THE CITY OF GARLAND.

AND SO WE ARE SEEKING THE PARTNERSHIP OF THE CITY OF GARLAND BY WAY OF CDBG FUNDING TO TWO FOLD.

NUMBER ONE, TO HELP IN PARTNERSHIPS WITH FUNDING OF OUR AFTER SCHOOL AND SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS. WE BELIEVE, AS JESUS HAS SAID IN MATTHEW 14:9, HE SAYS THIS, SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN AND FORBID THEM NOT TO COME.

AND TO ME.

BUT SUCH IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.

WE BELIEVE AT RESTORATION COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, AND WE ENVISION THAT PROVIDING A NO COST, NOT LOW COST, BUT A NO COST AFTERSCHOOL AND SUMMER PROGRAM TO HELP THE UNDERSERVED LOW INCOME FAMILIES IN THE GARLAND COMMUNITY WILL ONLY HELP AND AID OUR COMMUNITY TO BE EVEN A BETTER COMMUNITY THAT IT IS.

WE BELIEVE THAT IF WE PROVIDE A SAFE PLACE WHERE THE CHILDREN ARE SUPERVISED, THEY ARE LOVED, THEY ARE CARED, AND THEY PROVIDED A NUTRITIOUS MEAL.

THEY ARE CHALLENGED FROM A SPIRITUAL AND A MENTAL PERSPECTIVE, AND THEY ARE LOVED ON.

WE BELIEVE THAT THEY WILL BECOME PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS IN OUR SOCIETY.

YOU ARE SEEING AND LISTENING AND HEARING FROM A PRODUCT OF A PERSON THAT HAD NOT IT BEEN FOR THE PARTNERSHIP OF THE CHURCH AND THE CITY.

I WOULD NOT BE WHERE I AM TODAY, WHICH IS A SERVANT IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY HERE IN GARLAND.

I BELIEVE THAT IF WE MEET THE IMMEDIATE NEED, THEN WE CAN MEET THE LONG TERM NEED.

THE WAY WE REACH FAMILIES IS ABOUT REACHING THE CHILDREN ONE CHILD AT A TIME.

SO WITH THE PARTNERSHIP OF THIS AWESOME CITY OF GARLAND THROUGH FUNDING, I BELIEVE THAT WHAT WE CALL LATCHKEY CHILDREN WILL HAVE A SAFE HAVEN PROVIDED BY CHURCH SO WE CAN NURSE THEM SPIRITUALLY, ECONOMICALLY AND HOLISTICALLY.

SO WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND YOUR PARTNERSHIP AS WE ENDEAVOR TO, AGAIN, TO MAKE GOD'S LAND GARLAND CITY, TO BE.

THANK YOU.

I YIELD THE TIME AND HOPEFULLY I'LL SAVE SOME TIME FOR YOUR AGENDA.

I THANK YOU, SIR.

ARE ATHERE ANY ADDITIONAL APPLICANTS FOR THE CDBG HOME OR ESG GRANTS? IF YOU ARE IN OUR ATTENDEES QUEUE, IF YOU CAN USE THE RAISE YOUR HAND FEATURE? THAT WAY I CAN HOPEFULLY FIND YOU.

ALL RIGHT, COUNCIL, IT APPEARS THAT I THINK WE HAVE HEARD FROM ALL OF THE APPLICANTS WHO ARE WITH US THIS EVENING, MONA, I BELIEVE ALL COUNSEL WAS SINCE I SENT THE WORKSHEET FOR YOU, FOR ALL COUNCIL MEMBERS TO PUT IN FOR YOUR WHAT YOU THINK THE CONTRIBUTION LEVEL SHOULD BE FOR THE REQUESTING GROUPS.

I BELIEVE THE DEADLINE TO RETURN THAT BACK TO MONA IS THE 12TH FOR OUR DISCUSSION ON THE 19TH.

SO JUST TO REMINDER THERE, IF YOU CAN'T FIND THAT IN YOUR EMAIL, REACH OUT TO MONA AND MAYBE SHE CAN RESEND IT TO YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

WITH THAT, WE WILL MOVE ON TO OUR NEXT AGENDA ITEM.

AND I BELIEVE COUNCILMAN AUBIN HAS JOINED US.

THERE HE IS.

OK, THANK YOU, SIR.

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AND BEFORE WE GET, THIS IS A ZONING CASE.

[Items 9A - 9C]

IT IS IN THREE PARTS.

SIR, DO YOU HAVE AN ISSUE? DO WE NEED TO SEPARATE THEM OR YOU? ARE YOU WILLING TO CONSIDER ALL OF THEM AT THE SAME TIME? I'M NOT IN A BAD ENOUGH MOOD TO SAY, LET'S SEPARATE THEM, MAKE EVERYONE.

I LIKE YOU ALL TOO MUCH AND EVERYONE WATCHING.

SO LET'S LET'S GO AND PUT THEM ALL TOGETHER, OK? VERY GOOD, SIR.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT BRINGS US TO ITEM NINE.

HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING 9A, CONSIDER A ZONING REQUEST BY EHLE STEPHENS DEVELOPMENT LLC TO REZONE PROPERTY TO ALLOW FOR 74 SINGLE FAMILY HOMES WITH TRAILS AND OPEN SPACES.

THIS PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT 2040 WEST MILLER ROAD IN DISTRICT FIVE.

IT INCLUDES ITEMS 9B, WHICH CONSIDER A DETAILED PLAN REQUEST FOR THE SAME PROPERTY.

AND THEN ALSO ITEM 9C IS TO CONSIDER A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AGAIN ON THE SAME PROPERTY.

MR. GUERIN, I THOUGHT I SAW YOU POP UP THERE.

YES, MAYOR.

GOOD EVENING.

YOU HEAR ME OK? YES, SIR.

GOOD.

OK, VERY GOOD.

OK, WELL, THIS IS A PROPOSAL TO BUILD 74 SINGLE FAMILY HOMES WITH TRAILS AND OPEN SPACES.

MORE SPECIFICALLY, IT'S A CHANGE IN ZONING FROM SD10 TO APD FOR A SINGLE FAMILY, FIVE BASED IN A SINGLE FAMILY FIVE DISTRICT, AS WELL AS A DETAILED PLAN FOR SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED HOMES.

THE LOCATION IS 2040 WEST MILLER ROAD, THE SITE IS JUST OVER 15 ACRES IN SIZE.

HERE'S THE GENERAL LOCATION SHOWN ON A CITY WIDE LOCATION THAT IS LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE ROAD, AND MORE SPECIFICALLY, HERE IS A LOCATION MAP, THE SUBJECT SITE AS OUTLINED IN TEAL, HERE AGAIN, JUST ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF WEST MILLER ROAD.

IT IS, FOR THE MOST PART, UNDEVELOPED.

THERE IT IS, A FORMER RESIDENCE, LARGE LOT RESIDENCE.

BUT THE SURROUNDING AREA, AS YOU CAN SEE, IS ZONED AND DEVELOPED AS A SINGLE FAMILY HOMES.

AND AGAIN, THIS PROPOSAL THIS EVENING IS FOR SINGLE FAMILY HOMES.

THE ENVISION GARLAND COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IDENTIFIES THIS AREA AS TRADITIONAL NEIGHBORHOODS, WHICH BASICALLY TRANSLATES TO SINGLE FAMILY NEIGHBORHOODS AND SUPPORTIVE USES FOR RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS.

THE ENVISION GARLAND PLAN IDENTIFIES OR EXCUSE ME, YEAH, IT IDENTIFIES A DENSITY RANGE FROM ONE TO SIX UNITS PER ACRE.

AND THIS PROPOSAL IS WITHIN THAT.

IT'S ABOUT FOUR POINT EIGHT MILLION UNITS PER ACRE DENSITY WISE.

AND ADDITIONALLY, THIS GARDEN HOME CONCEPT PROPOSED THIS EVENING, AS WELL AS THE USED OPEN SPACE AND ALLEY, ALONG WITH THE OPEN SPACES WITH THE TRAIL NETWORK, ADD TO THE VARIETY OF HOUSING OPTIONS IN THE AREA.

HERE'S SOME PHOTOS OF THE AREA LOOKING AT BOTH THE SUBJECT SITE AS WELL AS THE SURROUNDING AREA.

AND HERE IS THE SITE PLAN.

THIS SHOWS THE ENTIRE SITE PLAN.

IT'S KIND OF SIDEWAYS IN A WAY.

THAT MILLER ROAD IS HERE.

SO THIS IS NORTH, SO MILLER ROAD IS HERE.

PROPOSED IS A NEW PUBLIC STREET COMING DOWN TO THE SOUTH AND THEN WRAPPING AROUND THIS WAY BACK TO SHERWOOD DRIVE AND THIS STREET, SO TO SPEAK, HERE IS AN ALLEY AND MUSED ALLEY.

IT'S 30 FEET AND WITH A LITTLE BIT WIDER THAN YOUR TYPICAL ALLEY.

AGAIN, THE PROPOSAL SHOWS SEVENTY FOUR RESIDENTIAL LOTS FOR A SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED USES .

THESE LOTS ON THE WEST WESTERN PORTION AND THEN WRAPPING AROUND AT THE SOUTH, THESE WOULD BE FRONT AND TREE GARAGES.

THE PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVED IN ALLEY WAIVER DURING THEIR MEETING ON, I BELIEVE, MARCH 8TH.

AND THEN THESE LOTS HERE, WHICH COMPRISE OF MORE THAN HALF THE SUBDIVISION, MORE THAN 50 PERCENT, WOULD ACTUALLY, WELL THESE WOULD BE ALLEY LOADED SO REAR ENTRY GARAGES FOR THE GDC.

THESE PARTICULAR LOTS HERE ACTUALLY FRONT ONTO AN OPEN SPACE AND USED OPEN SPACE, AS YOU CAN SEE HERE.

IT'LL BE BASICALLY GREEN, OPEN GREEN SPACE WITH TREES AND A SIX FOOT WIDE TRAIL, LINEAR TRAIL CONNECTING FOR MILLER PARK TO THE NORTH, DOWN TO THE SOUTH, CROSSING THIS ROAD AND CONNECTING INTO A LOOP TRAIL SYSTEM, WHICH WOULD BE EIGHT FEET IN WIDTH.

AND THIS IS IDENTIFIED A LITTLE BIT MORE IN THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT ITEM.

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BUT THIS PARKLAND ON THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE SITE WOULD BE DEDICATED TO THE PUBLIC, TO THE GARLAND FOUNDATION FOR DEVELOPMENT.

AND THEN THIS LAYERED PARK HERE WOULD BE MAINTAINED, BY THE HOA, BUT IT WOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR THE PUBLIC, IT WOULD BE A PUBLIC ACCESS EASEMENT.

AND THEN THESE HOMES ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF DEVELOPMENT, THOSE, AGAIN, ARE REAR ENTRY GARAGES.

THOSE WOULD FRONT SHERWOOD DRIVE.

HERE'S A LANDSCAPE PLAN THAT'S JUST STARTING ON THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE SITE, YOU CAN SEE THE TREES INDICATED A LITTLE.

THERE AS WELL AS A TRAIL SYSTEM, SO SHOWS MY ESCAPE PLAN SHOWS FRONT YARD AND BACKYARD TREES AS WELL AS TREES THROUGHOUT THE LAYERED PARK.

CONTINUING DOWN TO THE SOUTH AND INTO THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE SITE FOR THE PUBLIC PARK, THE LANDSCAPE PLAN IS IN CONFORMANCE WITH THE GDC, JUST WITH ONE EXCEPTION, JUST WITH THESE HOMES FRONTING ONTO THE OPEN GREEN SPACE, THEY TECHNICALLY WOULDN'T HAVE A FRONT YARD WITH THE FRONT GARDEN TREES.

SO ESSENTIALLY THEIR TREES WOULD BE JUST OUT IN THE OPEN SPACE THAT THEIR HOMES WOULD FRONT ON TO THE APPLICANT PROPOSED A SIX FOOT BRICK SCREENING WALL ALONG MILLER ROAD SHOWN HERE.

THESE ARE JUST SOME SAMPLE ELEVATIONS PROVIDED THROUGH THE APPLICANT FROM THE HOME BUILDER, THE APPLICANT'S INTENT FOR THIS INFILL DEVELOPMENT IS TO LARGELY MODELED THIS AFTER THE RIVERSET COMMUNITY LOCATED GENERALLY ON THE SOUTHWEST SIDE OF AND SHILOH, MUCH OF THE SAME CONCEPTS, THE USED OPEN SPACE, LAYERED PARK CONCEPT THAT JUST SHOWED THE LOT SIZES AND WHATNOT.

AND ACTUALLY THE HOME BUILDER THAT THIS APPLICANT IS WORKING WITH CURRENTLY HAS HOMES UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN THE RIVERSET NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO MUCH OF THE SAME CONCEPTS, SOME OF THE SAME DEVIATIONS WHICH WE'LL GET INTO HERE IN A LITTLE BIT.

BUT AGAIN, THESE ARE JUST SOME SAMPLE ELEVATIONS SHOWING A COMBINATION OF FRONT ENTRY AND REAR ENTRY GARAGES.

ONE STORY AND TWO STORY.

THESE WOULD BE A 40 FOOT WIDE LOTS FOR THE MOST PART, AND HERE'S JUST MORE EXAMPLES HERE KIND OF RUNNING THROUGH THESE FAST.

I'M HAPPY TO BACKUP IF NEEDED.

ALL RIGHT, AND AS I JUST MENTIONED, THERE ARE SOME DEVIATIONS REQUESTED IN ORDER TO KIND OF MODEL THIS NEIGHBORHOOD AFTER THE RIVERSET COMMUNITY THAT DEVELOPMENT RECEIVED A NUMBER OF THESE SAME DEVIATIONS AS WELL IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS SORT OF GARDEN HOME CONCEPT WORK, WHICH IS BASICALLY SMALLER LOTS, BUT HIGHER LOT COVERAGE ALLOWING FOR SMALLER YARDS.

THE APPLICANT INDICATES THAT THE DEVIATIONS WOULD ACHIEVE LESS YARD AREA AND LOWER MAINTENANCE LIVING.

SO I'LL JUST KIND OF RUN THROUGH THESE LOT AREA.

AGAIN, THIS IS BASED ON THE SF5, KIND OF STARTING WITH SF5 DISTRICT AND WORKING ITS WAY FROM THERE.

SO THE GDC FOR SF5 REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF FIVE THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT LOTS.

THESE WOULD BE A MINIMUM OF FOUR THOUSAND.

A LOT WITH FIFTY FIVE FEET, 60 FOOT CORNER PER THE GDC.

THE MAJORITY OF THE LOTS ARE 40 FEET IN WIDTH WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE FEW OF THE CORNER AND AS I INDICATED EARLIER, LOT COVERAGE WOULD BE A BIT MORE.

SIXTY FIVE PERCENT MAXIMUM AS OPPOSED TO 50 PERCENT.

SO MORE HOUSES ON THE LOT.

BUT THE INTENT THERE IS LESS YARD MAINTENANCE FOR THE RESIDENTS.

FRONT AND SIDE SETBACKS ADJACENT TO THE STREET ARE A LITTLE BIT LESS JUST TO ACCOUNT FOR SHORTER SETBACKS AND AGAIN, SMALLER YARDS, SOME OF THE HOME TYPES WOULD EXCEED THE SF5 BUILDING HEIGHT, MAXIMUM OF THIRTY FIVE FEET, POSSIBLY GO TO 40 FEET FOR THE TWO STORY PRODUCT.

AND I MENTIONED THIS ONE EARLIER, THE TREES ON INDIVIDUAL LOTS, THOSE LOTS THAT WOULD FRONT ONTO THE OPEN SPACE AND LAYERED PARK OR LAYERED TRAIL WOULD HAVE TECHNICALLY HAVE FRONT RUNNER IN TREES.

BUT THE INTENT IS THAT THAT WOULD BE A WELL TREED AREA.

AND WE'VE ENCOURAGED THE APPLICANT TO TRY TO PLANT TREES WHERE THEY'RE PRETTY CLOSE IN FRONT OF THOSE HOMES TO KIND OF MIMIC FRONT YARD TREES, IF YOU WILL.

GARAGES, THE APPLICANT REQUESTS FLEXIBILITY ON THE GARAGE OFFSET REQUIREMENT FROM THE FRONT DOOR VARIATION OF ELEVATIONS, THE APPLICANT ESSENTIALLY MEETS THE INTENT

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OF THIS, WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY PER THE GDC, MAKING SURE THAT NO EXACT TWO ELEVATIONS ARE BUILT NEXT TO ONE ANOTHER OR DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET, MAKING SURE THERE'S A MINIMUM SEPARATION.

SO THE APPLICANT PROPOSES THAT NO ELEVATION DUPLICATION ON THREE ADJACENT HOUSES ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE STREET, MAY BE BUILT OR THREE HOUSES DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET.

IT'S JUST ONE NUMBER OFF FROM FOUR HOUSES DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET FOR THE GDC.

ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS, THE APPLICANT APPEARS TO BE MEETING ALL THE ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS OF THE GDC JUST WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE COVERED FRONT PORCH.

THE GDC CALLS FOR A MINIMUM OF 40 SQUARE FEET OF USABLE AREA.

THE APPLICANT PROPOSES 30.

AGAIN, THAT'S KIND OF THE GARDEN HOME STYLE, SMALLER LOT.

IT HAS A LIMITED, USABLE SPACE.

AND THEN THE GDC HAS A MINIMUM.

TWENTY FIVE PERCENT OF THE WALL AREA TO BE DEVOTED TO WINDOWS AND DOORS.

THE APPLICANT PROPOSES SOME FLEXIBILITY THERE, NO MINIMUM STANDARD.

BUT AS YOU SAW, THE SAMPLE ELEVATIONS INCLUDE THEY DO INCLUDE DOORS AND WINDOWS ON THE BUILDING FRONT BUILDING FACE AS MOST HOMES DO.

STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION IS APPROVAL OF THE REQUEST, THE CHANGE IN ZONING AND THE DETAILED PLAN AND THE PLANNING COMMISSION DURING THEIR MARCH8TH MEETING RECOMMENDED APPROVAL 9-0 OF THE ZONING AND DETAILED PLAN REQUEST AS WELL.

AND THEY ALSO APPROVED AN ALLEY WAIVER.

AS I MENTIONED EARLIER.

A FEW ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS LISTED HERE.

THE PLANNING COMMISSION ASKED FOR THE APPLICANT TO PROVIDE SOME DOCUMENTATION REGARDING AUTHORIZATION OF THE LISTED APPLICANT THAT SIGNED THE ZONING APPLICATION.

THERE WAS A DISCUSSION THERE DURING THE HEARING.

THE APPLICANT HAS PROVIDED SOME DOCUMENTATION, HAD SOME CONVERSATIONS WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE ON THAT.

THE PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDED A CONDITION THAT THE PROPOSAL INCLUDE BENCHES, TABLES AND AMENITIES.

THE APPLICANT HAS SUBMITTED PLANS ACCORDINGLY, SHOWING BENCHES, PICNIC TABLES, BARBECUE GRILLS, THINGS OF THAT SORT IN THE IN THE PARK LAND AREAS.

AND THE PLANNING COMMISSION ALSO RECOMMENDED THAT THE DEVELOPER PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATE TRANSITION BETWEEN NEIGHBORHOODS AND ADJUSTMENTS TO THE LOT WIDTH ALONG SHERWIN DRIVE.

THOSE PLANS HAVE NOT BEEN REVISED WITH ANY CHANGES.

THE APPLICANT IS PREPARED TO TALK ABOUT THAT A BIT MORE.

THEY FELT THAT KIND OF SOME LANGUAGE HERE.

BUT THE NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION, WITH THE WIDE VARIATION OF HOME SIZES, STYLES AND MATERIALS IS THE BEST WAY TO APPROACH THIS CHALLENGE.

THE DEVELOPER IS ALSO DESIGNING THE SUBDIVISION SO THAT THE LOTS FACING SHERWOOD ALL BE ALLEY ACCESSED TO HELP ALLEVIATE ADDITIONAL PARKING ON THE STREET.

THAT WAS THE APPLICANT'S REASONING JUSTIFICATION FOR NOT MAKING THE CHANGES, ON SHERWOOD.

STAFF SENT OUT 216 NOTIFICATION LETTERS.

WE RECEIVED SEVEN IN FAVOR OF THE REQUEST WITHIN THE NOTIFICATION AREA.

NINE IN OPPOSITION WITHIN THE NOTIFICATION AREA, AN ADDITIONAL EIGHT IN OPPOSITION OUTSIDE THE NOTIFICATION AREA.

AND MAYOR, I NOTICED YOU MENTIONED THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT ITEM TWO.

I'M HAPPY TO TALK ABOUT THAT AS WELL, IF YOU LIKE.

YES, PLEASE.

OK.

VERY GOOD.

WELL, I'LL KIND OF JUMP BACK TO THE SITE PLAN THERE, SO STAFF, INCLUDING THE ATTORNEYS OFFICE AND THE PARKS AND PLANNING STAFF, HAS WORKED TOGETHER ON A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH THIS APPLICANT.

THERE ARE A FEW TERMS INCLUDED AS OUTLINED IN THE REPORT.

AND THE AGREEMENT ITSELF JUST KIND OF RUN THROUGH SOME OF THE TERMS. PARKS AND TRAILS, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, WOULD BE DEDICATED FOR PUBLIC USE.

SO MORE SPECIFICALLY, THE THREE ACRE, APPROXIMATELY THREE ACRE SITE ON THE SOUTHERN END OF THE TRACK WOULD INCLUDE EIGHT FOOT TRAILS, LOOP TRAILS.

THAT WAS THE PARKS DEPARTMENT'S PREFERENCE, SOME AMENITIES AS WELL.

THAT WOULD BE DEDICATED TO THE GARLAND FOUNDATION FOR DEVELOPMENT EXCUSE ME, THAT WOULD BECOME A PUBLIC PARK AND THE WHITTIER TRAIL THAT WOULD BE MAINTAINED, BY THE HOA, BUT IT WOULD BE DEDICATED FOR PUBLIC USE, ESSENTIALLY BE A PUBLIC ACCESS EASEMENT THAT INCLUDES A SIX FOOT TRAIL THROUGH THAT, ANY TREE MITIGATION FEES WOULD BE WAIVED.

AND THE DEVELOPER WOULD REPLACE 10 PERCENT OF THE CALIBER INCHES AND LARGE CANOPY TREES REMOVED ON THE PROPERTY.

WE LOOKED AT A LANDSCAPE PLAN EARLIER THAT WOULD BE CERTAINLY TREES PROVIDED

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THROUGHOUT THE SITE, FRONT YARDS, BACKYARDS, AS WELL AS TREES THROUGHOUT THE LINEAR PARK AND THE PUBLIC PARK AS WELL.

IN MY UNDERSTANDING IS THE APPLICANT WOULD KEEP THE TREES CLOSEST TO THE CREEK.

THEY DON'T INTEND TO MESS WITH THOSE MUCH AT ALL AS YOU GET ON THE FAR SOUTHERN END OF THE SITE TOWARDS THE CREEK AREA.

BUILDING MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDING, ACCORDING TO THE AGREEMENT AND ELEVATIONS PROVIDED AS COUNCIL MEMBER CALL.

THERE'S A FAIRLY RECENT STATE LAW AS FROM 2019 THAT WHEN IT'S CITIES ABILITIES TO REGULATE BUILDING MATERIALS THROUGH ZONING ORDINANCES, BUT WE CAN DO SO THROUGH DEVELOPMENT ARENA AND THE DEVELOPER WILL ALSO SEE TO BE PARKLAND AREAS DISTURBED DURING CONSTRUCTION WILL PROVIDE VEHICULAR ACCESS TO THE PARK PLAN FOR FUTURE MAINTENANCE PURPOSES, AND WILL PROVIDE UTILITY CONNECTIONS TO THE PARK PLAN.

AND MAYOR, I BELIEVE I HAVE A SLIDE.

I JUST KIND OF MR. HESSER, I BELIEVE, AND IS AVAILABLE IF NEEDED.

HECAN CERTAINLY TALK ABOUT THIS MUCH BETTER THAN I CAN, BUT JUST KIND OF ILLUSTRATING THAT THIS IS FROM THE PARKS DEPARTMENT.

BUT THERE CERTAINLY WAS A NEED FOR PUBLIC PARKLAND IN THIS AREA.

THIS AREA INDICATED IN RED SHOWS RESIDENTIAL HOMES, IT'S KIND OF A PARK DESERT, IF YOU WILL.

SO THIS DOES ADDRESS A NEED, A PARKLAND NEED FOR THE CITY.

SO JUST WANTED TO TOUCH ON THAT CERTAINLY.

AND WE CAN EXPAND ON THAT FURTHER IF NEEDED.

BUT I'LL GO AHEAD AND STOP.

SHARE THERE.

VERY GOOD.

ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE.

ALL RIGHT.

I THINK WE GOT A, COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS JUST TO CLARIFY SOME THINGS FOR WILL AND THEN I'LL HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR OTHER STAFF.

WILL, I JUST WANT TO MAKE CLEAR THAT THE HOUSES ON SHERWOOD, THEY FACE SHERWOOD.

THERE WERE SOME, THERE'S SOME QUESTION THERE ARE PEOPLE WERE CONCERNED ABOUT A LONG FENCE BEING BUILT ALONG THE SHORE THAT'S ACTUALLY GOING TO BE THOSE ARE GOING TO BE HOUSES.

AND THE ENTRIES TO THOSE HOUSES ARE GOING TO FACE THE HOMES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF SHERWOOD, CORRECT? THAT'S CORRECT.

THE HOMES WOULD FACE SHERWOOD AND THE GARAGES WOULD BE IN THE REAR FOR A REAR ALLEY.

OK, AND THEN I'LL ASK ANDY SOME MORE ABOUT THIS.

BUT WHEN WE SAY THIS, THERE'S BEEN DEDICATED TO THE PUBLIC.

SO THIS IS LIKE ANY THIS WILL BECOME LIKE ANY CITY PARK.

IT'S PUBLIC, A FULLY PUBLIC PARK.

YES, SIR, THAT'S MY UNDERSTANDING.

OK, THANK YOU, I HAVE A QUESTION OR TWO FOR THE CITY ATTORNEY.

THERE HE IS.

HELLO, MR. NEIGHBOR.

THERE HAVE BEEN SOME QUESTIONS RAISED ABOUT THERE ARE SOME ISSUES ABOUT AUTHORITY ON THE PROPERTY, SO CAN YOU JUST ADDRESS THAT REAL QUICKLY IN TERMS OF WHAT EFFECT, IF ANY, THAT HAS ON US THIS EVENING? WE, THANK YOU.

WE'VE RECEIVED CORRESPONDENCE FROM THE ATTORNEY FOR APPARENTLY THERE IS A SPLIT IN THE CHURCH.

THE DETAILS WILL WAIT FOR RELEVANT, FOR OUR PURPOSES.

SO I'LL CALL WITH THE APPLICANT GROUP, AND THEIR OPPOSITION GROUP.

I RECEIVED CORRESPONDENCE FROM ATTORNEYS FOR BOTH THE APPLICANT GROUP AND THE OPPOSITION GROUP.

I SPOKE TO ONE OF THE ATTORNEYS, UNFORTUNATELY UNABLE TO SPEAK TO THE ATTORNEY FOR THE OPPOSITION GROUP, ALTHOUGH I DID.

I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE.

I DON'T SEE HOW IT COULD MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE AS A PART OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS.

AND THE APPLICANT HAS TO PROVIDE A PROOF AND OUR CIRCUMSTANCES THROUGH AN AFFIRMATION UNDER OATH THAT THE APPLICANT HAS THE AUTHORITY TO REPRESENT THAT, TO TAKE ZONING GAIN AND TO REPRESENT THE APPLICANT IN THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES.

HERE WE HAVE THAT ON FILE.

WE HAVE AN APPLICATION THAT WE CALL IT A PRIMA FACIE DEMONSTRATION OF THE APPLICANT'S AUTHORITY.

AND I SEE NO COMPELLING EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY.

IT'S NOT OUR PLACE AND WE WOULDN'T WANT TO TRY TO ARBITRATE THE DISPUTE BETWEEN THESE OPPOSING GROUPS.

AND I'M QUITE COMFORTABLE STANDING ON THE APPLICATION, THE SWORN APPLICATION THAT WE HAVE BEFORE YOU TONIGHT, THE SPEAKER FOR THE APPLICANT TO REPRESENT IS BACKED UP BY SOME CORRESPONDENCE WE RECEIVED FROM THE ATTORNEY, FROM THE APPLICANT GROUP.

THE CHURCH AND THE SEEKING AS THE REZONING THAT AND AGAIN TONIGHT.

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THANK YOU.

OK, SO I JUST WANT TO BE CLEAR THAT WE DON'T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT ANY OF THAT STUFF.

WE'RE JUST HERE TO HANDLE THE ZONING.

WE DON'T NEED TO GET INTO THE DETAILS.

IT'S NOT OUR JOB TO ADJUDICATE THAT.

THAT IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT.

AND IF THERE'S SOMETHING, THAT'S BETWEEN, SO AND FOR FOLKS WATCHING IT OR DON'T KNOW THAT THE PROPERTY IS CURRENTLY OWNED BY A CHURCH IN THE INDIAN PENTECOSTAL CHURCH AND THEY HAVE REACHED AN AGREEMENT TO SELL IT TO THE DEVELOPER.

AND THERE'S JUST A DISPUTE WITHIN THE CHURCH ABOUT WHO HAS THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE THAT AGREEMENT.

YES AND THEY DISPUTE, I THINK IT'S PRIMARILY FOCUSED ON THE AUTHORITY TO SELL THE PROPERTY.

THE APPLICANT MADE CIRCUMSTANCE SO USUALLY TO THE BUYER, REALLY.

AND MOST OF THESE ARE DONE ON A CONTRACT WITH THE CONTINGENT TO A CONDITION THAT SAYS IF WE GET THE ZONING APPROVALS AND THE OTHER APPROVALS THAT WE NEED FROM THE REGULATORY AUTHORITIES THEN WE'LL BUY THE PROPERTY.

SO IT'S A CONDITION OF CLOSING.

I ASSUME THAT STAYS HER VERY COMMON.

THAT THE OWNER, THE OWNER OF RECORD IS THE INDIAN PENTECOSTAL CHURCH.

AND WE HAVE IN OUR FILES THE SWORN APPLICATION ON BEHALF THE INDIAN PENTECOSTAL CHURCH SAY THIS IS SOMETHING THAT ULTIMATELY, IF THE SALE IS SET ASIDE, THE ZONING ON THE CASE ON THE LAND WON'T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE.

THEY WON'T BE SELLING THE PROPERTY, STILL BE RETAINED BY THE CHURCH OR WHATEVER GROUP PREVAILS THERE.

SO YOU SAID IT CORRECTLY THAT THAT DISPUTE IS NOT THE MAIN VIEW FOR DISCUSSIONS TONIGHT.

OK, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. NEIGHBOR.

APPRECIATE IT.

I ALSO NOW HAVE A QUESTION OR TWO FOR MR. LUEDTKE.

I BELIEVE HE'S IN HERE WITH US.

MR. LUEDTKE? THERE HE IS.

YES.

WELL, I'VE RECEIVED, YOU KNOW, WE RECEIVED A NUMBER OF THE LETTERS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE IMPACT OF THIS DEVELOPMENT ON TRAFFIC, SPECIFICALLY ON MILLER ROAD.

AND THERE IS A LOT OF I MEAN, JUST CONSTRUCTION ALL OVER THAT AREA WITH AT LEAST THEORETICALLY IS A GOOD THING.

WE'RE FIXING ALL THE ROADS.

BUT THERE'S BEEN SOME CONCERN ABOUT THE IMPACT OF THIS DEVELOPMENT ON TRAFFIC ON MILLER ROAD AND THEN ALSO TRAFFIC ON SHERWOOD, GIVEN THE FACT YOU HAVE THESE BASICALLY TWO WAYS IN AND OUT OF THE DEVELOPMENT.

CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THOSE CONCERNS A LITTLE BIT? YEAH, I WAS, I LOOKED UP SOME SOME OF THE THE VOLUMES I MEAN, THE VOLUME ON MILLER ROAD RIGHT NOW IS AROUND IN THAT AREA IS AROUND SIXTEEN THOUSAND BETWEEN 16 AND SEVENTEEN THOUSAND CARS A DAY.

THAT'S VERY REASONABLE FOR MILLER ROAD.

I MEAN, I KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF CONGESTION ALONG MILLER, BUT THOSE ARE PRIMARILY AT THE INTERSECTIONS AND PARTICULARLY AT GARLAND AVENUE, WHERE WE'RE ACTUALLY HAVE A PROJECT RIGHT NOW WHICH IS OBVIOUSLY MAKING IT WORSE, LIKE YOU WERE SAYING RIGHT NOW.

BUT ONCE IT'S OVER, IT'LL BE A LOT BETTER.

THERE IS.

BUT THE AMOUNT OF CARS THAT THIS DEVELOPMENT WOULD GENERATE IS LESS THAN FIVE PERCENT OF THE TRAFFIC THAT'S ON MILLER RIGHT NOW, WHICH THERE'S MORE THAN ENOUGH CAPACITY TO HANDLE THAT TRAFFIC.

SO IT WOULDN'T I DON'T SEE IT ADDING ANY NOTICEABLE IMPACT TO THE TRAFFIC THAT'S THERE NOW.

IT WOULD ESSENTIALLY BE LOST IN THE BACKGROUND.

IN TERMS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS, YOU KNOW, THERE'LL BE SOME INCREASED TRAFFIC, BUT THEY'LL BE NOT ANY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT IS ON MOST OF THE OTHER STREETS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD NOW.

THERE'S PROBABLY A LITTLE BIT LESS ON THERE NOW BECAUSE THERE'S NOT HOUSES THERE, SO , IT'LL BE SIMILAR TO WHAT YOU WOULD SEE ON ANY OTHER RESIDENTIAL STREET IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

OK, SO WELL BASICALLY, I MEAN, NOT EVERYBODY'S GOING TO TAKE SHERWOOD AND WITH RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.

AND I THINK WE'VE HAD THIS DISCUSSION A NUMBER OF TIMES, BUT NOT EVERYBODY'S LEAVING IT.

EVERYBODY'S LEAVING AT DIFFERENT TIMES.

AND IT'S THE TRAFFIC SPREAD OUT ACROSS THE DAY, IS THAT RIGHT? RIGHT, IT IS.

I MEAN, YOU HAVE SOME PEAKING.

IF WE GET BACK FROM OUR COVID DAYS HERE, IT WILL PROBABLY RETURN BACK TO THE

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MORE OF A PEAKING PATTERN.

BUT EVEN THEN, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT PROBABLY 75 CARS IN THE DURING THE PEAK PERIOD THAT WOULD ADD TO THIS.

SO IT'S NOT A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT.

SO YOU SAY, 70, DURING THE PEAK PERIOD IN THE SPACE OF AN HOUR OR SOMETHING OR WHAT'S A COUPLE HOURS? DURING THE PEAK HOUR? IN THE MORNING.

PEAK HOUR IN THE AFTERNOON.

OK, AND HOW DOES THE TRAFFIC PROFILE DIFFER? I MEAN, THIS CURRENTLY OWNED BY A CHURCH, IS A CHURCH, DEVELOPED A LARGE FACILITY THERE THAT COVERED THE 15 ACRES.

HOW'S THAT TRAFFIC PROFILE DIFFERENT? I MEAN, THAT'S DEPENDS ON HOW LARGE OF A CHURCH THEY BUILD THERE.

I MEAN, THE NUMBER OF THE NUMBER OF TRIPS THAT ARE GENERATED PER.

I MEAN, IF YOU HAD IF YOU HAD A.

LET'S SAY YOU HAD ONE HUNDRED PERSON, A HUNDRED A CHURCH THAT WOULD HOLD A HUNDRED PEOPLE, IT WOULD GENERATE ROUGHLY 50 CARS DURING A SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE.

SO DEPENDING ON HOW BIG THAT CHURCH GETS, YOU KNOW, HOW MANY SEATS IT HAS, IT WOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE AS TO HOW MANY CARS.

BUT THERE, AGAIN, ALL THOSE CARS WOULD BE PUT ON ON MILLER ROAD.

TYPICALLY, YOUR TRAFFIC, YOUR MAIN TRAFFIC IS GOING TO BE ON SUNDAYS WHEN THE TRAFFIC ON MILLER ROAD IS EXTREMELY LOW.

SO I DON'T KNOW.

IT IT'S HARD TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT KIND OF FACILITY THEY WOULD HAVE, BUT IT COULD GENERATE A LOT.

OK, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU PAUL.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME FOR PAUL AND NOW MR. HESSER? MEANS FOR US TO BE IF WE GET A PUBLIC PARK HERE AT THIS LOCATION? AND WHY YOU WANT IT AS A PUBLIC PARK? YOU BET.

SO YOU'LL NOTICE THAT.

THE MAP THAT WILL SHOWED CAME AS A PAGE DIRECTLY FROM THE PARKS RECREATION TRAIL MASTER PLAN.

SO WHAT THAT WHAT THAT INDICATES IS THAT REALLY LARGE RED AREA IS INDICATES A DEFICIT IN IN THIS PARK SERVICES.

BASICALLY, IT'S OUTSIDE OF WHAT WE WOULD HOPE TO SEE PEOPLE BE ABLE TO WALK TO A PARK WITHIN A 10 MINUTE WALK OR.

A SHORT CAR RIDE, THAT KIND OF THING.

SO IT WOULD IMMEDIATELY HAVE AN IMPACT ON REDUCING THAT.

THAT SOCIAL NEEDS AREA IDENTIFIED IN THE MASTER PLAN BETWEEN MILLER, GARLAND ROAD AND KINGSLEY, I BELIEVE, IS WHAT'S TO THE WEST.

SO YOU CAN SEE THERE KIND OF WHERE THAT SUBJECT PROPERTY IS INDICATED.

ANYTHING WEST OF GARLAND, SOUTH OF OF MILLER IS GOING TO GREATLY REDUCE THAT RED AREA TO WHERE FOLKS HAVE A 10 MINUTE WALK OR A FIVE MINUTE DRIVE TO A NEIGHBORHOOD PARK.

WHAT MAY HAVE NOT BEEN MENTIONED, IT MIGHT BE WORTH MENTIONING AT THIS POINT THAT THE ACQUISITION OF THIS PROPERTY THROUGH THE DEDICATION OF THE DEVELOPER ALLOWS US TWO POSSIBLY THREE NEIGHBORHOODS BETTER AND SAFER ACCESS TO A SCHOOL THAT'S TO THE WEST OF THIS AREA.

SO THAT THAT STARTS TO OPEN UP SOME POSSIBILITIES ONCE WE REALLY GET INTO THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF HOW TO ACCESS THAT FROM WEST TO THE EAST.

SHERWOOD IS THE STREET TO THE EAST OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

GETS US KIND OF TO THAT SOUTHWEST DIRECTION IS A SAFE ROUTE TO THOSE SCHOOLS.

SO THEY PROPOSE DEDICATE THREE OR FOUR ACRES.

THAT INCLUDES SOME HIGH AND DRY AND SOME FLOODPLAINS.

SO BOTH OF THOSE ARE PERFECTLY USABLE IN A PARK DESIGN SETTING FOR PASSIVE AND ACTIVE USE.

AND THE BENEFIT THAT WAS BRIEFLY MENTION OF HAVING THAT TEMPORARILY HELD IN TRUST, THAT ALLOWS US TO QUALIFY FOR TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT GRANT FUNDS IN THE FUTURE.

SO THE VALUE OF THE LAND AND THE VALUE OF HIS IMPROVEMENTS WOULD THEN BECOME OUR MATCH MONEY AND ALLOW US TO GO DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR FOR FUNDING FOR THOSE AMENITIES AND IMPROVEMENTS ON THE PARK.

OK, GREAT.

SO BASICALLY IT WOULD BE ABLE TO WOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR ADDITIONAL DOLLARS OUT OF THE STATE TO IMPROVE THAT PARK.

YES, SIR, THAT'S CORRECT.

THAT'S RIGHT.

NON GARLAND TAXPAYER DOLLARS WOULD BE IN PLAY FOR US IN THE MATCHING FUNDS SCENARIO.

OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, THE BEST KIND.

GREAT.

WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND, MR. MAYOR, THAT'S ALL THE QUESTIONS I HAVE FOR STAFF.

VERY GOOD, SIR.

I'VE GOT A COUPLE MORE FOLKS CUED UP.

DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM MORRIS.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

ANDY, IF YOU'RE STILL THERE, THE I'M EXCITED ABOUT THE PARK.

IT'S NEEDED IN THAT AREA.

SO IT'S YOU'RE SAYING THREE OR FOUR ACRE.

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CAN YOU JUST OFF THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD? NAME A COUPLE OTHER PARKS IN THE CITY THAT ARE ABOUT THAT SAME SIZE SO THAT CITIZENS CAN KIND OF PICTURE WHAT YOU DO WITH A THREE ACRE PARK? I WISH I WISH I COULD, BUT ON THE SPOT, I DON'T KNOW THAT I COULD PICK ONE OUT THAT FITS THAT THAT DESCRIPTION.

WHAT I CAN TELL YOU IS, IS THAT IN OUR MASTER PLAN, IT FITS INTO THAT, THAT REALM THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED A NEIGHBORHOOD PARK.

SO THAT'S GOING TO BE KIND OF IN THAT TWO TO.

TWO TO 10, TWO TO 12 ACRE PARK.

THAT IS THAT IS BENEFICIAL TO MANY, MANY RESIDENTS SURROUNDING IT.

TRY TO THINK OF ANY THAT THAT MIGHT FALL INTO THAT CATEGORY.

I FEEL BETTER BECAUSE I WAS SITTING HERE TRYING TO DO THAT BEFORE I CALLED ON YOU AND I WAS GOING.

FOR SIXTY THREE PARKS AND I'M HAVING A HARD TIME PULLING TWO OUT AS AN EXAMPLE SPEAKERS].

YEP, I THINK THAT'S A GOOD START, MAYBE, PROBABLY WATSON WOULD BE ON THE BIG SIDE, THAT'S PROBABLY CLOSER TO EIGHT OR 10 ACRES.

BUT.

YEAH.

YEAH, I WAS JUST I WAS TRYING TO THINK OF A THREE ACRE PARK AND WHAT YOU COULD DO WITH IT, SO I GET I GET TRAILS AND I SEE BENCHES.

WOULD THAT ESSENTIALLY BE AT THIS WOULD MOSTLY BE A GREEN SPOT WHERE PEOPLE COULD WALK? WOULD THIS, BE THE KIND OF PARK WE WOULD FORESEE PUTTING SOME SWING SETS AND PLAYSETS? EXACTLY.

SO I THINK WHAT WE WERE LOOKING AT FROM JUST THE PARK STANDPOINT IS WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO WORKING WITH THE DEVELOPER ON THEIR FOOTPRINT FOR THE TRAIL, GET THAT LOOP DOWN CLOSE TO THE CREEK.

SO YOU'VE GOT A GOOD WALKABLE LOOP.

WE SEE A LOT OF REQUESTS AND HIGH DEMAND FOR JUST BASIC TRAIL LOOPS.

INSIDE THOSE PARKS.

SO IN THE NON FLOOD FLOODPLAIN AREA, THAT WOULD BE THE APPROPRIATE PLACE TO PUT PLAY EQUIPMENT OF SOME KIND.

MAYBE A PICNIC SHELTER JUST KIND OF DEPENDS ON WHAT WHAT THE NEIGHBORS START REQUESTING AND EXPECTING.

WELL, THANKS TO AND, YEAH, SORRY TO SPRING THAT ON YOU, IF I THOUGHT OF IT EARLIER, I WOULD HAVE BEEN PINGED YOU IN ADVANCE AND LET YOU LOOK, BUT I WAS SITTING HERE GOING DOWN THE, THINKING MY WAY THROUGH THE PARKS THAT I'M MOST FAMILIAR WITH.

AND I JUST COULDN'T COULDN'T COME UP WITH ANY ANY IN THE THREE ACRE, MAYBE JAMES PARK, WHICH.

I THINK THAT'S TWO ACRES MAYBE.

YEAH.

THAT WAS THE CLOSEST I GOT TO AND WE DON'T HAVE MUCH OUT THERE, SO.

ALL RIGHT.

AND AND I GUESS I THANK YOU SIR.

AND AND WILL, IF YOU'RE STILL AROUND.

THERE YOU ARE.

I JUST HAVE A QUESTION, I SEE HERE THAT WE'RE WAIVING ALL THREE MITIGATION FEES AND I SEE THAT THEY'RE COMMITTED TO REPLACING 10 PERCENT OF THE CALIPER INCHES.

SO.

AND, YOU KNOW, COUNCIL, I'VE HARPED ABOUT TREES A NUMBER OF TIMES, AND APPARENTLY I'M STILL GOING TO.

SO HOW DID THE DECISION COME TO BE MADE TO WAIVE ALL THE TREE MITIGATION FEES IN THIS PARTICULAR PROJECT? SURE.

WELL, IT WAS TWO PART AND THE DEVELOPER CAN, OF COURSE, WEIGH IN ON THE FINANCING OF IT AND CERTAINLY THE MONETARY CONCERNS AS IT RELATES TO THAT.

BUT FROM THE CITY STANDPOINT, FROM WORKING WITH THE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, THEY.

WORKING WITH THEM VERIFIED THAT IT IS A FAIR TRADE MONETARILY, THE TRADE OFF BETWEEN THE HUNDRED PERCENT WAIVER AND WHAT THE DEVELOPER WOULD BE PROVIDING TO THE CITY.

SO LEGALLY, WE WERE SQUARE THERE, I GUESS, KIND OF FROM THE SORT OF QUALITATIVE STANDPOINT ON WHAT WE'RE GETTING.

KIND OF AS I ALLUDED TO EARLIER, WHAT THEY'RE PROVIDING ESSENTIALLY IS IT'S A IT'S A NEED FOR THE CITY AND THE SITE IS STILL WELL TREED.

AND, OF COURSE, IT IS WHAT THEY'RE PROVIDING IS IN THE NAME OF PARKS AND OPEN SPACE AND OF COURSE, PROVIDING THOSE SHADED AREAS AS WELL.

SO IT SEEMED LIKE A PRETTY DIRECT KIND OF ONE ON ONE TO ONE TRADE OFF.

THAT MAKES SENSE.

SO BECAUSE WE'RE BASICALLY GETTING A THREE ACRE PARK, PARK LAND SPOT OUT OF THIS, THAT THAT SEEMS LIKE A GOOD TRADE FOR SETTING ASIDE BASICALLY IT LOOKS LIKE 90 PERCENT OF THE CALIPER INCHES THAT ARE BEING TAKEN OUT.

YES MA'AM.

OK.

AND WILL THE HOA MAINTAIN THIS THIS THREE ACRE PARK SITE OR IS THAT GOING TO BE ANOTHER PARK WE MAINTAIN? THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

THE ACTUAL PUBLIC PARK, IT'S A ONCE I BELIEVE I'LL HAVE TO DOUBLE CHECK THE AGREEMENT.

I BELIEVE IT'S ONCE 60 PERCENT OF THE HOMES ARE CONSTRUCTED THEN THE CITY WOULD TAKE OVER MAINTENANCE.

BUT UNTIL THEN, THE DEVELOPER WOULD MAINTAIN THAT.

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OK.

BUT LONG TERM, IT'LL BE THE PARKS DEPARTMENT MAINTAINING THIS.

YES MA'AM.

OK, AND I SEE MR. HESSER NODDING HIS HEAD.

SO I GUESS WE'RE GOOD WITH THAT.

THAT'S CORRECT.

OK.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, THAT WAS REALLY ALL I HAD TO ASK ABOUT.

AND THAT'S THE ONE THING I'VE ACTUALLY HEARD FROM PEOPLE ABOUT IS CONCERN, BECAUSE IT'S A HEAVILY TREED LOT AND THERE'S A LOT OF ANGST OVER AND I FEEL IT, THE OVERSEEING A BUNCH OF TREES COME DOWN.

THERE IT IS.

SO.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU MAYOR.

THANK YOU MA'AM.

COUNCILMAN WILLIAMS. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM STOLE MY THUNDER.

SO.

I WAS GOING TO ASK THE QUESTION TO WILL BECAUSE I HAVE SOME CONCERNS ABOUT THE TREATMENT OF TREE MITIGATION, THE WAIVER.

BUT YOU EXPLAINED THAT, SO I WON'T REHASH THAT.

BUT I DO HAVE A QUESTION FOR MR. LUEDTKE.

PAUL ARE YOU STILL THERE? MR. LUEDTKE? MR. LUEDTKE, ARE YOU STILL THERE? HERE IS HIS.

GO AHEAD.

OK.

MY QUESTION IS REGARDING TRAFFIC.

MOST OF THOSE STREETS IN THAT AREA ARE ESSENTIALLY EMPTY INTO TO WEST MILLER, CORRECT? YES.

OK.

AND THOSE STREETS ARE FAIRLY NARROW.

SHERWOOD, THOSE STREETS AND NEIGHBORING STATES ARE FAIRLY NARROW.

AND GIVEN THIS DEVELOPMENT IS IS APPROVED, DO YOU SEE AND.

YOU'VE SAID EARLIER THAT YOU DIDN'T SEE REALLY ANY SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON TRAFFIC INCREASE IN THIS AREA.

BUT I WOULD TELL YOU, I'VE BEEN IN THE AREA A LOT AND GETTING OFF SOME OF THOSE SIDE STREETS AND GETTING BACK ONTO WEST MILLER CAN BE A CHALLENGE.

THAT AREA IS ALSO HAS WHAT I CALL A DOUBLE SCHOOL ZONE.

SO MY QUESTION TO YOU IS, DO YOU FORESEE THE NEED FOR TRAFFIC SIGNALING? OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT OR ADDITIONAL SIGNAGE ALONG THAT AREA TO HELP WITH ACCESS FROM THE SIDE STREETS THERE? BECAUSE THERE ARE VERY FEW, PARTICULARLY IN THE AREA THAT WE'RE CONSIDERING TONIGHT, YOU DON'T HAVE YOU DON'T HAVE SIGNAL LIGHTS.

SO PEOPLE YOU TAKE YOU TURN AT YOUR OWN RISK.

SO CAN YOU TALK TO ME ABOUT.

ABOUT SHOULD THIS DEVELOPMENT BE APPROVED? DO YOU SEE ANY NEED GOING FORWARD? THERE WILL BE.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 74 HOMES AND FAMILIES AND CARS.

SO DO YOU THINK THERE WILL BE A NEED FOR SOME ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENTS BE THEY STOP SIGNS OR SIGNAL LIGHTS, OR DO YOU ARE YOU COMFORTABLE WITH STATUS QUO IN THIS AREA? SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH ME ABOUT THAT.

I DON'T I DON'T SEE ANY, CERTAINLY NOT ANY NEED FOR A TRAFFIC SIGNAL OR REALLY ANY OTHER ANY TYPE OF TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE THAT'S NOT OTHER THAN OBVIOUSLY THE STOP SIGN AT THE APPROACH TO MILLER ROAD, BUT I DON'T SEE THAT THERE WOULD BE ANY NEED FOR ANYTHING OTHER THAN WHAT'S BEEN PROPOSED HERE.

SO IT'S IT'S REALLY NOT GOING TO BE ANY DIFFERENT THAN ANY OF THE REST OF THE STREETS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO SAY AGAIN, WHAT'S YOUR ESTIMATE OF THE INCREASED VOLUME FOR THIS PARTICULAR PARCEL? THERE'S THE RULE OF THUMB FOR THESE IS ABOUT 10 TRIPS PER DAY PER HOUSEHOLD, SO FOR 70 75 OR SO HOUSES, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY CARS PER DAY OR ABOUT 10 PERCENT OF THAT IS YOUR PEAK HOURS.

SO ABOUT 75 CARS IN THE MORNING, PEAK HOUR IN THE SEVENTY FIVE IN THE EVENING, PEAK HOURS OR SO.

AND LIKE I SAID, THAT'S IN CONTRAST TO ABOUT 16000 THAT ARE ON MILLER ROAD TODAY.

THAT'S REALLY A FAIRLY LOW VOLUME FOR A FOUR LANE DIVIDED ROADWAY.

SO IT'S THE MILLER HAS MORE THAN ENOUGH CAPACITY TO HANDLE THAT.

AND THE SIDE STREETS HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH CAPACITY TO HANDLE THE ADDITIONAL CARS FROM THIS DEVELOPMENT.

HOW WOULD YOU HOW WOULD YOU GENERALLY DESCRIBE THE CONGESTION BETWEEN GARLAND ROAD AND SHILOH ON WEST MILLER? BETWEEN SHILOH AND GARLAND IS.

ON WEST MILLER, YES.

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BETWEEN TWO INTERSECTIONS, I WOULD SAY IT'S FAIRLY TYPICAL ARTERIAL STREET.

AT THOSE INTERSECTIONS, THERE'S A LOT OF CONGESTION.

SO LIKE I WAS SAYING EARLIER, THE CONGESTION IS PRIMARILY AT THE INTERSECTIONS ON EITHER END.

IN BETWEEN I MEAN, THERE'S A LOT OF TRAFFIC, THERE'S NO QUESTION.

I'M NOT SAYING THERE'S NO TRAFFIC, BUT IT'S IT'S A FAIRLY TYPICAL ARTERIAL MAJOR ARTERIAL ROAD.

OK, AND THE NEW STREET, ACCORDING TO THE SITE PLAN THAT'S GOING ON, SO YOU DON'T SEE ANY ANY NEED FOR ANY ADDITIONAL SIGNAGE OR TRAFFIC TYPE IMPROVEMENTS EITHER ON WEST MILLER OR ANY OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS? NO.

OK.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR THAT.

AND MY QUEST, MR. GUERIN, I GOT ONE FOR YOU.

YES SIR.

OK, I WAS LISTENING, AS YOU WERE, AS YOU WERE.

EXPLAINING THE TREE MITIGATION TO DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM.

AND YOU WERE SAYING APPROXIMATELY RIGHT NOW ON THAT PARCEL, HOW MANY TREES ARE THERE IN? I KNOW THEY'RE A BUNCH.

SO HOW MANY HOW MANY TREES WILL BE WILL BE? I DON'T WANT TO USE THE TERM LOST, BUT WILL BE REMOVED.

AND HOW MANY TREES WILL BE REPLACED? I DON'T HAVE THOSE EXACT NUMBERS.

AND REALLY, OFTENTIMES IT'S NOT REALLY UNTIL YOU GET INTO THE SITE PERMITTING THE CONSTRUCTION PLAN PROCESS WHEN YOU KNOW WHAT ALL TREES ARE BEING REMOVED, THE SIZES AND OF COURSE, THE EXACT SIZES AND SPECIES OF THOSE BEING REPLANTED, PERHAPS THE APPLICANT, THE DEVELOPER OR HIS ENGINEER MIGHT BE ABLE TO FIND A LITTLE MORE INFORMATION ON THAT.

OK.

OK.

OK, AND THE WAIVER, THE 100 PERCENT WAIVER OF THE TREE MITIGATION, WOULD YOU? GO WITH THAT AGAIN? I THOUGHT I HEARD YOU SAY CORRECTLY THAT WAS BASICALLY A FINANCIAL TRADE OFF.

DID I HEAR YOU SAY THAT? WELL, IN DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS, THERE'S GOT TO BE SOME SORT OF VALUE TRADE OFFS.

AND THAT THAT'S WHAT REALLY THAT THE PURPOSE OF THAT THERE'S GOT TO BE SOME SORT OF VALUE THAT THE CITY'S GETTING SOMETHING, THE DEVELOPERS GETTING SOMETHING.

SO THE DEVELOPER GETS IT'S TREE MITIGATION FEES WAIVED.

THE CITY GETS, OF COURSE, A PUBLIC PARK AND A LINEAR TRAIL, AS MR. HESSER ALLUDED TO EARLIER, POSSIBLE THAT MAY POSSIBLY LEAD TO FUTURE CONNECTIONS AS WELL.

AND, OF COURSE, THE DEVELOPER WOULD BE PLANTING BACK REALLY AS MANY TREES AS HE CAN THROUGHOUT THOSE PARKS AND OF COURSE, THROUGHOUT THE SITE, THE ENTIRE DEVELOPMENT AS WELL.

AND OF COURSE, I MENTIONED SOME OF THOSE OTHER THINGS.

THE CITY GETS ASSURANCE ON THE BUILDING MATERIALS.

THE APPLICANT, THE DEVELOPER WOULD BE PROVIDING SOME UTILITY CONNECTIONS AND THOSE SORTS OF THINGS TO THE PARK LAND TO GET IT PRIMED AND READY FOR THE CITY FOR WHEN WE DO TAKE THAT OVER.

SO THOSE ARE JUST SOME OF THE KIND OF TRADE OFFS OF KIND OF HOW THAT DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT IS FORMULATED AND ULTIMATELY HOW THAT HOW THAT'S KIND OF WORKED OUT.

AND IF WE GO WITH THAT AGREEMENT AND WE GO WITH THE PARK, THAT PARK WILL BE OPEN AS ACCESS AND ACCESSIBLE TO ALL GARLAND RESIDENTS.

RIGHT? NOT JUST THE FOLKS WHO ARE IN THIS DEVELOPMENT OR SURROUNDING STREETS, IS THAT CORRECT? THAT'S CORRECT, YES SIR.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

THANK YOU SIR.

COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN.

THANK YOU MAYOR.

I JUST WANTED TO I WANTED TO.

I WANT TO JUMP BACK IN FOR CLARIFICATION, MR. LUEDTKE.

THE I JUST WANTED TO TALK ABOUT THE CURRENT CONGESTION THAT WE SEE ON MILLER AND STUFF, THERE'S A LOT OF.

MILLER ROAD IN MY UNDERSTANDING, IS BASICALLY UNDERGOING SOME LEVEL OF RECONSTRUCTION ALL THE WAY FROM.

YOU KNOW, WE'VE DONE WE'VE COMPLETED SOME OF IT, BUT BASICALLY FROM 1ST WEST ALL THE WAY TO THE CITY LIMITS, IF IF I RECALL CORRECTLY, I MAY BE MORE OF A QUESTION FOR STEVE OLIVER, BUT I DON'T THINK HE'S HERE.

YOU'RE CLOSEST TO THE.

I KNOW.

I KNOW.

I MEAN, WE HAVE FROM FIRST ALL THE WAY OVER TO REALLY THROUGH GARLAND.

AND THEN I DON'T KNOW HOW CLOSE TO SHILOH IT GETS.

I'M NOT SURE IF STEVE'S WORKING ON SOMETHING PAST THAT OR NOT.

IT COULD BE, BUT I DON'T KNOW.

MY RECOLLECTION IS IN THE LONG TERM, WE'RE TAKING IT WEST THROUGH TO THE CITY LIMITS, BUT CERTAINLY THROUGH GARLAND AVENUE.

AND THEN WE'RE ALSO DOING THE I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW LONG AGO THAT MONEY WAS

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APPROVED.

THE TXDOT MONEY FOR INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS THERE, IS THAT CORRECT? AT GARLAND? YEAH.

YEAH, WELL, THAT'S UNDER CONSTRUCTION RIGHT NOW.

YEAH, THAT'S WHAT I'M SAYING.

THE CONSTRUCTION THAT THEY'RE GETTING IS IT'S CAUSING CONGESTION, BUT THE ACTUAL PURPOSE OF IT IS TO RELIEVE CONGESTION.

RIGHT.

MILLER IS SHUT DOWN TO ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION RIGHT NOW.

AND EVEN THAT, IT DOESN'T FEEL LIKE IT'S EVEN THAT MUCH SOMETIMES, I'M SURE.

SO IT'S PRETTY CONGESTED.

RIGHT NOW, CERTAINLY.

RIGHT.

SO WHEN THIS BUT WHEN THIS IS COMPLETE, THE IDEA IS NOT ONLY WILL GET YOUR LANE BACK, BUT YOU'LL HAVE THE CONGESTION IMPROVEMENTS.

RIGHT.

OH, ABSOLUTELY.

I MEAN, WE'RE ADDING A LOT AND WE'RE ADDING DUAL LEFTS AND A RIGHT TURN AT EVERY ON EVERY APPROACH THERE AT THAT INTERSECTION.

SO IT'LL BE IT'LL BE GREATLY IT'LL HAVE A LOT MORE CAPACITY THAN IT DOES NOW.

OK, AND THEN.

ALSO THERE WAS THERE WAS MENTION OF COUNCIL MEMBER WILLIAMS ASKED ABOUT ABOUT SHERWOOD AND ABOUT THAT TRAFFIC FEEDING BACK ON THE MILLER.

BUT SHERWOOD ACTUALLY FEEDS OUT.

YOU CAN FOLLOW THAT OUT TO GARLAND AVE.

LET ME PULL THAT UP, THE IMAGE HERE.

YEAH, YEAH, IT DOES, YOU'RE RIGHT.

LET ME JUST, I'LL JUST PULL IT UP.

SO THERE IT IS RIGHT THERE.

RIGHT.

YOU KNOW, YOU COME OUT ALONG SHERWOOD HERE AND THEN YOU CAN GET TO GARLAND AVE GO AND ACTUALLY GO IN EITHER DIRECTION.

CORRECT.

SO WITH THAT WITH THAT, THEN, SO YOU WILL HAVE SOME TRAFFIC DOWN SHERWOOD, BUT IT WILL ACTUALLY BE LESS TRAFFIC, PRESUMABLY FOLKS WHO WANTED TO GO DOWN, FOLKS WHO WANT TO GET ON GARLAND AVENUE INSTEAD OF GOING DOWN MILLER, YOU MAY THEY MAY GO DOWN.

OUT OF SHERWOOD TO GARLAND.

GET DIRECTLY TO GARLAND AVE.

RIGHT FROM THE NEW DEVELOPMENT, YEAH SURE.

FROM THE NEW DEVELOPMENT.

OK, OK, THANK YOU.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE THOSE CLARIFICATIONS.

AND NOW MR. HESSER.

CAN YOU SPEAK CAN YOU SPEAK JUST BRIEFLY ON WHY WE WANT THIS AS A AS A CITY OWNED PARK AND WHAT THE BENEFITS OF THAT ARE AS OPPOSED TO HAVING IT BE HOA MAINTAINED? SURE.

THE SHORTEST ANSWER IS, IS THAT IF WE DO NOT HAVE OWNERSHIP OF IT, IT IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE GRANT OPPORTUNITY.

WE HAVE TO SHOW THAT WE HAVE A CONTROLLING INTEREST IN IT.

AND THAT'S KIND OF REQUIRED AS A GRANT PROCESS, YOU KNOW, AND AGAIN, WE'RE ALWAYS VERY SENSITIVE TO ADDITIONAL MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS.

BUT GIVEN THE SITUATION WHERE, YOU KNOW, A LARGELY BUILT OUT CITY HAVING THESE OPPORTUNITIES TO ADD PARKS IN THESE EQUITY AREAS THAT WE'VE IDENTIFIED, THIS THIS ALLOWS US TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO DEVELOP IT AS THE NEIGHBORS AND THE RESIDENTS THAT ARE COMING IN REQUEST VERSUS HAVING IT BE CONTROLLED, BY THE HOA.

AND, YOU KNOW, WHETHER IT'S MAINTAINED TO A CERTAIN STANDARD WE'LL ULTIMATELY BE HEARING ABOUT IT ANYWAY.

RIGHT.

RIGHT.

IF PEOPLE THINK IT'S A CITY PARK.

RIGHT, THEN THEY'RE GOING TO EXPECT THE MAINTENANCE LEVEL OR WHATEVER.

SO WE GET TO CONTROL THE MAINTENANCE LEVEL.

AND THEN IT'S A I MEAN, IT'S LISTED ON OUR WEBSITE.

EVERYTHING ELSE.

I MEAN, IT'S JUST A CITY PARK LIKE ANY OTHER CITY PARK.

CORRECT? YES, SIR.

OK, GREAT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU MAYOR.

COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH, YOU'VE BEEN WAITING VERY PATIENTLY.

NO WORRIES AND THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I'VE GOT A QUICK QUESTION ON STORM WATER, AND I'M NOT SURE WHO THE RIGHT PERSON TO ASK IS ON THAT.

LET ME GET THE QUESTION OUT THERE.

AND THEN WHOEVER WANTS TO JUMP IN CAN ANSWER.

AND I DON'T HAVE A TON OF TOOLS AT MY DISPOSAL FOR CHECKING SITE TOPOGRAPHY, BUT I'M LOOKING AT THE STORM WATER RUNOFF AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT MAY TRADITIONALLY GO TO THE WEST.

I'M KIND OF SENSITIVE TO STORM WATER CHANGES IN THAT AREA BECAUSE, AS WE KNOW, A LOT OF SHILOH, MILLER'S IN FLOODPLAIN.

AND SO MY QUESTION IS FAIRLY GENERIC.

ARE WE EXPECTING A DIFFERENT BEHAVIOR IN STORM WATER RUNOFF? I KNOW WE'RE ADDING SOME CONCRETE TO THAT AREA.

WHERE DO WE THINK THAT WATER IS GOING TO GO? HOW QUICK IS IT GOING TO GET THERE THAT THAT KIND OF QUESTION? GOOD EVENING.

YEAH, I WOULDN'T EXPECT I KNOW THAT WE PROBABLY HAVE REVIEWED THE FULL DETAILED PLANS YET, BUT WE'LL BE LOOKING INTO THAT TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT THE STORM WATER RUNOFF WE'RE NOT INCREASING THOSE THOSE CHANNELS AND THOSE CREEKS AND INCREASING FLOODING ISSUES DOWNSTREAM.

SO WE LOOK INTO ALL OF THAT.

IF THERE HAS TO BE SOME DETENTION, I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S REQUIRED ON THIS.

I HAVEN'T SPOKEN TO IT TO OUR STAFF YET CONCERNING THIS PARTICULAR SECTION OUT HERE.

BUT, YES, WE WILL BE LOOKING VERY CLOSELY AT THAT TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE'S NO ADVERSE

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IMPACTS TO DOWNSTREAM NEIGHBORS.

OK, AND IN THE DETAILED PLAN, CAN BE MODIFIED TO, AS YOU GUYS GO TO TO DEAL WITH ANY ISSUES THAT CROP UP THE RUNOFF.

IS THAT CORRECT, SIR? THAT'S CORRECT, YES.

OK, I THINK THAT'S WELL.

WHILE I'VE GOT YOU, ARE WE ANTICIPATING ANY MAJOR I ALWAYS CALL IT STREET DESTRUCTION, BUT ANY MAJOR DIGS FOR ADDING SEWER WATER REPAIR CAPACITY TO THE SITE, OR ARE WE PRETTY GOOD TO GO WITH THE CAPACITY WE HAVE IN PLACE? I BELIEVE WE'RE PRETTY GOOD TO GO WITH THE CAPACITY THAT WE HAVE IN PLACE.

WE JUST COMPLETED BOTH OUR WATER AND WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT PLANS IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, AND I DON'T REMEMBER ANY INCREASES IN THIS PARTICULAR AREA THAT WERE NECESSARY.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, SIR.

AS FAR AS I'VE JUST BEEN LOOKING THROUGH THE COMMENTS THAT WE RECEIVED AND I KNOW THERE WAS SOME CONCERN ABOUT THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE HOMES INTRODUCING WASTE INTO THE CREEK.

AND ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT THE THESE ARE THE SAME FOLKS DOING RIVERSET, THEY'VE BEEN PRETTY AWESOME UP IN THE DUCK CREEK AREA TO KEEP THINGS OUT OF THE WATERWAY.

AND SO I DO NOT HAVE ANY CONCERNS ABOUT THAT.

THE ONE THING WE HAVEN'T I HAVEN'T HEARD BROUGHT UP YET AS LINE OF SIGHT.

I BELIEVE WE'RE PUTTING SOME TWO STORY HOMES INTO THAT AREA.

IN WHAT IS WHAT I THINK IS TRADITIONALLY A ONE STORY NEIGHBORHOOD.

WILL DO WE HAVE ANY.

ANY SPECIFIC AREAS WITHIN THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT THAT MIGHT CAUSE PRIVACY CONCERNS FOR EXISTING HOMES THAT YOU CAN TELL FROM LOOKING AT THE PLAN? GOT THE SITE PLANNED HERE.

AND I KNOW BUILDERS ARE USUALLY FAIRLY RESPECTFUL OF THAT AND TEND TO PLACE WINDOWS STRATEGICALLY, BUT I HAVEN'T LOOKED AT IT IN THAT LEVEL OF DETAIL.

SURE.

WELL, AND I DON'T THINK WE KNOW IN THIS AND MAYBE A GOOD QUESTION FOR THE DEVELOPER OR HIS HOME BUILDER THAT I THINK IS ON THE LINE AS WELL.

JUST KIND OF LOOK AT SITE PLAN.

THERE'S NO REAL DIRECT ADJACENCY TO SURROUNDING HOMES.

THERE'S ON THE EAST SIDE, YOU'VE GOT SHERWOOD DRIVE, OF COURSE, BETWEEN THIS EASTERN PORTION OF THE SITE AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO THE EAST.

AND THEN ON THE WEST SIDE, YOU DO HAVE AN ALLEY THERE.

BUT BEYOND THAT, AS FAR AS KIND OF WHICH LOTS WILL HAVE THE ONE STORY VERSUS TWO STORY AND WHAT THOSE HEIGHTS WERE, I DON'T BELIEVE WE HAVE THAT LEVEL OF DETAIL NOW.

BUT, I'LL SAVE IT FOR THE APPLICANT.

SURE.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, SIR.

THANK YOU MAYOR.

THANK YOU, SIR.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR STAFF? I THINK WE'VE COVERED A LOT OF BASES WITH OUR DISCUSSION WITH STAFF SO FAR.

COUNCIL, WE'VE BEEN AT THIS FOR A LITTLE BIT.

I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND I HAVE A FEELING THAT DISCUSSION WITH THE APPLICANT IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE JUST AS LONG.

SO LET'S GO AHEAD AND TAKE A QUICK RECESS BEFORE WE BEFORE WE GET TO THE APPLICANT.

LET'S HAVE LET'S HAVE EVERYBODY BACK.

I'M SORRY, I CAN'T READ GIVE ANY OF MY CLOCKS HERE TONIGHT.

LET'S HAVE EVERYBODY BACK ONLINE AT 8:50, PLEASE.

8:50.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, GOOD EVENING.

WE ARE COMING BACK FROM RECESS FOR THE APRIL SIXTH 2021 REGULAR MEETING OF GARLAND CITY COUNCIL.

WE ARE STILL DISCUSSING ITEM NINE.

WE'VE COMPLETED THE STAFF PRESENTATIONS, SO NOW WE WILL MOVE ON TO THE APPLICANT.

I KNOW WE HAVE WE HAVE A COUPLE OF THE APPLICANTS WITH US THIS EVENING.

AND I WILL I DON'T REMEMBER IF I SAID THIS BEFORE, BUT WE WILL GIVE APPLICANTS 10 MINUTES TO MAKE THEIR PRESENTATION.

AND IF YOU COULD GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS BEFORE YOU START YOUR PRESENTATION, I WOULD CERTAINLY APPRECIATE THAT.

AND I SEE WE HAVE THE APPLICANTS CUED UP.

GO AHEAD, SIR.

MY NAME IS CASEY MCGINNIS, I', AT FOUR ZERO TWO NINE VENETO DRIVE IN FRISCO, AND I AM THE MANAGING PARTNER OF TWO STEVENS DEVELOPMENT.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING US TONIGHT.

I'VE ALSO GOT TWO OTHER MEMBERS OF OUR TEAM THAT ARE AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS, EUGENE MIDDLETON, WHO IS OUR CIVIL ENGINEER ON THE PROJECT.

AND THEN WE'VE GOT MR. RICK ELLIS FROM

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QUESTIONS, IF YOU MIGHT HAVE THOSE AS WELL.

OK, VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU.

YEAH.

SO LET ME I'LL JUST START BY JUST SHARING A LITTLE HISTORY OF THE PROJECT OF THE PROJECT.

WILL DID SUCH A GOOD JOB IN INTRODUCING THE PROJECT TO YOUR EARLIER.

I'LL TRY NOT TO BE TOO REDUNDANT.

AS WILL STATED.

WE WERE LOOKING FOR A REPLACEMENT OR A SISTER DEVELOPMENT TO THE RIVERSET PROJECT.

AFTER TALKING TO THE HOMEOWNERS, TO THE BUILDERS, TO CITY, TO SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS THAT HAS APPEARED TO BE RECEIVED VERY WELL.

AND SO WE WERE LOOKING AT PROVIDING THE SAME TYPE OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, THE QUALITY, THE VALUE, THE VARIETY OF FLOOR PLANS TO ANOTHER DEVELOPMENT IN GARLAND.

THIS PARTICULAR PIECE OF PROPERTY WE SAW THAT WAS AVAILABLE.

WE WANTED TO BRING ALL OF THOSE QUALITIES WITH US, IF YOU CAN.

I DON'T KNOW IF EUGENE CAN PUT UP THE SITE FOR YOU.

MAYBE HE CAN PUT THAT UP WHILE I TALK OVER IT.

I BELIEVE CARMA WILL HAVE TO GIVE HIM THAT ACCESS.

GIVE US JUST A SECOND.

SURE.

THIS IS THIS IS ALWAYS A FLUID PROCESS ISN'T' IT? IF YOU'VE BEEN FLUID, LIKE FUDGE, THEN YES.

LET'S SEE.

WHO WAS IT THAT YOU WERE? I SEE RICK ELLIS IN OUR QUEUE.

WHO WAS THE OTHER? EUGENE MIDDLETON.

AND I PROMOTED HIM TO A PANELIST, SO I THINK HE'S IN THE QUEUE AS A PANELIST.

OK.

MR. MIDDLETON YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO SHARE YOUR SCREEN WITH.

I SEE HIM IN THE QUEUE AS WELL.

THERE WE GO.

GREAT.

OK, THIS WAS A LITTLE SPLICED, BUT AS YOU'LL NOTICE FROM THE SITE PLAN, IF YOU'LL REMEMBER FROM WILL'S SITE PLAN, THE PROPERTY IS A LONG RECTANGLE, WHICH PRESENTED SOME CHALLENGES.

AND LIKE I WAS STATED EARLIER, OUR GOAL WAS TO BRING A DEVELOPMENT TO THIS AREA, THE SAME QUALITY ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND BASIC ELEMENTS THAT THAT WE LIKED IN RIVERSET TO THIS PARTICULAR PIECE OF PROPERTY.

THE LONG RECTANGULAR SHAPE PROVIDED SOME UNIQUE CHALLENGES.

WE COULDN'T GET TOO INVENTIVE WITH THE ROADWAY SYSTEM.

IT BASICALLY HAD TO BE ONE WAY IN OFF OF MILLER AND THEN OUT TO SHERWOOD, ONE LOCATION OR ANOTHER.

SO WE WORKED ON SERPENTINING THIS ROAD, LOOKING AT A LONG SHOT.

BUT TO KIND OF BRING YOU TO SOME OF THIS, SOME OF THE WAYS THAT WE DESIGN THE PROPERTY.

WE INITIALLY HAD A COMMUNITY MEETING WHERE MR. AUBIN WAS COUNCILMAN AUBIN WAS KIND ENOUGH TO HELP US FACILITATE.

WHERE WE SENT OUT AN INVITATION TO THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS TO JOIN US.

LET US INTRODUCE THE PROJECT TO THEM.

WE TOOK WE TOOK QUESTIONS.

WE INTRODUCED THE PROPERTY, AND THEN WE TOOK THOSE SAME THOSE SAME ELEMENTS.

AND AFTER THE PNZ MEETING, WE CAME UP WITH WHAT WE THOUGHT WERE SOLUTIONS TO SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS, CONCERNS AND SUGGESTIONS.

THEY'RE REALLY MAJOR FOUR MAJOR SUGGESTIONS THAT CAME UP OR CONCERNS.

AND THOSE NUMBER ONE WAS LACK OF PARKS IN THE AREA.

AND WE HEARD THAT AGAIN AND AGAIN FROM NOT ONLY STAFF, THE CITY, THE NEIGHBORHOOD, IT WAS JUST A CONCERN THAT WE DIDN'T KNOW IF WE'D BE ABLE TO ADDRESS ON SUCH A SMALL PARCEL IT BEING ONLY 15 ACRES.

BUT THERE WERE A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT THINGS THAT WE DID TO TRY TO ADDRESS THAT.

AND I'LL COME TO THAT IN A LITTLE BIT LATER.

ONE OF THE OTHER WAS TRANSITIONING.

FROM EXISTING NEIGHBORHOODS.

WE, IF YOU PULL, IF YOU LOOK AT THE PLATS, THE NEIGHBORHOOD OFF OF SHERWOOD WAS ACTUALLY PLATED IN, I BELIEVE, 1958, TO THE WEST.

THAT ONE WAS 1961.

SO WE'VE HAD ABOUT 60 YEARS THAT THE PROPERTY'S BEEN UNDEVELOPED.

AND AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, HOMES HAVE COME AND GONE AND REMODELED, REDEVELOPED SOMETHING.

THE VAST MAJORITY HAVE BEEN MAINTAINED VERY WELL.

THERE ARE SOME THAT HAVEN'T.

AND SO WHEN WE STARTED LOOKING AT HOW DO WE HOW DO WE BRING A BRAND NEW PRODUCT LIKE RIVERSET INTO A

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COMMUNITY AND NOT JUST NOT CLASH ON BOTH SIDES.

SO ONE OF THE THINGS WE WANT TO DO WAS INTRODUCE A FRONT END PRODUCT ON OUR WESTERN BOUNDARY.

WE HAD A VERY FORTUNATE SITUATION OVER THERE WHERE WE HAVE AN EXISTING ALLEY EASEMENT, A 20 FOOT ALLEY EASEMENT, AS WELL AS A 20 FOOT UTILITY EASEMENT.

SO THE TOTAL OF 40 FEET, THAT WILL BE BEHIND BOTH FENCE LINES.

SO IF YOU LOOK AT THE EXISTING HOMES, THEIR FENCE LINE WILL HAVE A 40 FOOT GAP UNTIL THE NEXT FENCE LINE BEGINS.

AND SO THIS IS A THIS IS A SCENARIO WE TYPICALLY WOULD NOT HAVE.

AND THAT'S GOING TO THAT SHOULD ADDRESS SOME OF THE PRIVACY CONCERNS AS WELL.

IF WE JUMP OVER TO THE OTHER SIDE, WE LOOKED AT IMPLEMENTING A FRONT ENTRY PRODUCT, WHICH DID TWO FOLD.

BY SPENDING THE EXTRA DOLLARS AND INSTALLING THE ALLEY.

WE WERE ABLE TO CREATE THE LINEAR PARK THAT WILL TALK ABOUT EARLIER WITHIN THE DEVELOPMENT COMING OFF OF MILLER ROAD.

AS YOU'LL NOTICE, THERE ARE NO DRIVEWAYS UP FRONT.

EVERYTHING'S REAR ENTRY.

SO THAT THAT LINEAR PARK EVOLVED THERE.

AND WE'RE ABLE TO CREATE ACCESS OFF OF MILLER ROAD, DOWN THROUGH THE COMMUNITY AND INTO THE PUBLIC PARK THAT WAS MENTIONED EARLIER.

ONE OF THE SECOND THING THAT DID IS WE LOOKED AT THE STREETSCAPE ON SHERWOOD.

WE NOTICED THERE WAS SOME ON STREET PARKING BY EXISTING RESIDENTS.

AND WE WANTED TO WE WANTED TO NOT ADD TO THAT CLUTTER.

AND SO BY HAVING ALL OF OUR RESIDENTS PARK IN THE REAR AND NOT HAVING THOSE DRIVEWAYS UP FRONT, WE THINK THAT WILL BE A MAKE A MUCH MORE ATTRACTIVE STREETSCAPE THERE ON SHERWOOD.

IT ALSO HELPS US FROM A TRAFFIC STANDPOINT AS FAR AS CIRCULATION.

OF KEEPING SOME OF THAT CIRCULATION WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY OFF OF SHERWOOD.

AS IT DUMPS ON TO AT HIGH TRAFFIC TIMES OF THE DAY.

SO AS WE WENT THROUGH THERE, ONE OF ONE OF THE OTHER QUESTIONS THAT CAME UP WAS HOME VALUES AND WHAT WE FOUND IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS.

THESE LOTS WERE BUILT 60 YEARS AGO.

MUCH OF THEM ARE ON LARGER LOTS THAN WE'RE CONTEMPLATING TODAY.

AND THERE'S NOT A WHOLE LOT THAT WE CAN DO ABOUT THAT FROM A COST STANDPOINT TODAY.

BUT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE CAN DO TO ADDRESS VALUES AND MAINTAIN VALUES IS THE QUALITY OF HOME.

THE SIZE OF THE HOME.

THESE HOMES WILL ALL RANGE FROM FIFTEEN HUNDRED TO THREE THOUSAND SQUARE FEET GENERALLY, AND THE PRICE RANGE WILL BE 250 TO 350 GENERALLY.

AND SO WE THINK THAT THAT THOSE VALUES WILL HELP MAINTAIN THOSE HOMES THAT HAVE BEEN UP LIKE, SAY, THE VAST MAJORITY OF THEM HAVE BEEN UPKEPT VERY WELL, HELP MAINTAIN THEIR VALUES WHILE INCENTIVIZING SOME REDEVELOPMENT AND UPGRADES THAT MAYBE SOME OF THOSE PROPERTIES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN MAINTAINED WELL.

AND SO WE FELT LIKE WE MET THAT THERE.

IF WE GO BACK TO THE PARK SYSTEM, AS WE LOOKED AT OUR LINEAR PARK AND WHAT WE HAD AVAILABLE DOWN ON THE SOUTH SIDE, DOWN BY THE CREEK.

WE STARTED LOOKING MORE AND MORE OF AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE MUCH MORE PARK AREA THAN WE ORIGINALLY THOUGHT WE COULD ON A 15 ACRE TRACT.

IF YOU LOOK AT OVERALL OUR OVERALL PARK DEDICATION.

IT'S CLOSE TO TWENTY FIVE PERCENT OF THE OVERALL PROPERTY.

AND THAT'S A LOT.

AND WE'RE PROUD OF THAT.

AND WE REALLY LIKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO CREATE SOMETHING THAT THE CITY, THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES AND OUR RESIDENTS CAN USE.

IF YOU'LL LOOK AT THAT, THE CONNECTIVITY OFF OF MILLER ROAD AS WILL STATED EARLIER.

WE'VE GOT A SIX FOOT TRAIL COMING IN DOWN THE LINEAR PARK THAT WILL BE MAINTAINED, BY THE HOA, IT'LL BE AT NO COST TO THE CITY, BUT ALL OF THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO IT.

SO IF YOU'RE OUT WALKING YOUR DOG, JOGGING, PUSHING A STROLLER, YOU CAN COME INTO THE COMMUNITY, COME DOWN THE LINEAR PARK, WHICH WILL BE LANDSCAPED.

THEY'LL BE PARK BENCHES, COME INTO THE CITY PARK ON THE SOUTHERN END.

THAT WILL TRANSITION FROM A SIX FOOT INTO AN EIGHT FOOT.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE PARK BENCHES, BARBECUE PITS.

IT'LL BE AN AREA WHERE YOU CAN CIRCLE THROUGH, COME OUT.

YOU CAN YOU CAN STAY HAVE A BARBECUE, YOU CAN THROW A FOOTBALL, LET YOU'RE DOG PLAY.

I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT AREA.

AND THEN CERTAINLY I KNOW WE'VE GOT PRIVATE PROPERTY ADJACENT TO THE CREEK, BUT IF THE OPPORTUNITY EVER PRESENTED ITSELF TO GAIN ACCESS THE CREEK AND TO THE OTHER COMMUNITY, AN OPPORTUNITY TO TO CONNECT THAT TRAIL SYSTEM WOULD BE A GREAT WAY FOR KIDS TO GET BACK AND FORTH TO SCHOOL, TO THE ELEMENTARY MIDDLE SCHOOL THERE ACROSS THE CREEK.

SO AS WE AS WE KIND OF WENT THROUGH ALL OF THESE.

THE THING, JUST THE PROPERTY AND THE PLAN JUST KIND OF CAME

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TOGETHER, WE FELT LIKE WE MET THE VAST MAJORITY OF ALL THE SUGGESTIONS, CONCERNS THAT WE RECEIVED FROM NOT ONLY THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORS AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES, BUT ALSO WITH PNZ AS WELL.

HAD SEVERAL CONVERSATIONS WITH COUNCILMAN AUBIN ON HOW TO ADDRESS THESE AS WELL.

HE WAS KIND ENOUGH TO HELP US FACILITATE THE MEETING AND COME UP WITH SOME IDEAS.

STAFF WAS GREAT IN WORKING THROUGH THIS PROCESS.

I YOU KNOW, I CAN'T COMMEND THEM ENOUGH FOR HOW FOR HOW MUCH THEY THEY HELPED JUST GET THROUGH THE PROCESS, MAKE THINGS MAKE SENSE.

AND WE FELT LIKE EVEN ON THE TREE MITIGATION.

THAT WE LOOKED AT WHAT WE WOULD TYPICALLY DO IN PRESERVATION.

RESTORATION, THE DOLLARS THAT WE'RE SPENDING IN ALL THE PARK IMPROVEMENTS, NOT ONLY IN THE LINEAR PARK, WHICH IS A PRIVATE PARK, BUT IN THE PUBLIC PARK, THAT THE 10 PERCENT REPLACEMENT WAS GOING TO BE MORE THAN EQUITABLE.

WE FELT LIKE THAT WOULD HELP PROTECT BOTH PARTIES BY USING A PERCENTAGE RATHER THAN A DOLLAR AMOUNT.

WHAT WE'VE GOT WE'VE STILL GOT TO DO AND WAS MENTIONED EARLIER, WE'RE STILL GOING TO HAVE TO SEND OUT A THIRD PARTY ARBORIST TO TAKE A LOOK AT EACH AND EVERY TREE.

WHAT I FOUND IN THE PAST IS A LOT OF THESE TREES THAT ARE MARKED ARE EITHER DISEASED, OR DYING OR DEAD.

AND BY NEGOTIATING A PERCENTAGE NOT ONLY PROTECTS ME ON THE UPSIDE, IT PROTECTS THE CITY ON THE DOWNSIDE OF WHERE WE LAND IN THE FUTURE.

AND SO I THOUGHT THAT WAS A VERY EQUITABLE ARRANGEMENT.

I WANT TO BRING IN EUGENE MIDDLETON THAT CAN TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE TREE MITIGATION.

AND THEN ALSO THERE'S A QUESTION THAT CAME UP EARLIER ABOUT THE STORM DRAIN AND HE CAN SHED SOME LIGHT ON THAT.

AND THEN, OF COURSE, I'M AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS NOW OR LATER, HOWEVER YOU'D LIKE TO PROCEED.

LET'S GO AHEAD AND HAVE MR. MIDDLETON ADDRESS THOSE ISSUES AND THEN WE'LL GO TO QUESTIONS OK.

MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS EUGENE MIDDLETON WITH MIDDLETON AND ASSOCIATES.

WE'RE AT 2785 ROCKBROOK IN LEWISVILLE OR THE CIVIL ENGINEERS ON THIS PROJECT OR MR. MCGINNIS ARE EXCITED ABOUT WORKING ON THIS PROJECT.

SO I'VE BEEN WORKING ON IT NOW FOR MANY MONTHS TO START WITH A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS THAT CAME UP REGARDING STORM WATER.

WE HAVE DONE A DOWNSTREAM ASSESSMENT AND SUBMITTED IT TO THE CITY AND WE HAVE RECEIVED APPROVAL AND THAT DOWNSTREAM ASSESSMENTS SHOW THAT WE WOULD NOT NEED TO PROVIDE ANY DETENTION.

BASICALLY, WE HAD NO IMPACT ON THE DOWNSTREAM FLOODPLAIN OR THE CREEK.

SO THAT HAS BEEN PREPARED.

WE HAVE LOOKED AT ALL THE DRAINAGE PATTERNS AND DRAINAGE WAYS.

AND BASICALLY THIS 15 ACRES RAINS ALMOST DUE SOUTH.

SO WE WILL BE COLLECTING ALL OF OUR STORM WATER AND DISCHARGING IT INTO THE CREEK.

WE WON'T BE ADDING ANY ADDITIONAL STORM WATER IN SHERWOOD OR INTO THE ALLEYWAY THAT'S ON OUR WEST SIDE.

AND IF YOU'RE EVER OUT THERE DURING A HEAVY RAIN, WHAT YOU'LL NOTICE IS THAT THAT ALLEYWAY ACTUALLY ON OUR WESTERN BOUNDARY KIND OF ACTS AS AN OVERFLOW FROM MILLER ROAD.

THERE'S A LOT OF JUST SURFACE DRAINAGE THAT GOES DOWN THAT DIRECTION.

FROM A WATER WASTEWATER STANDPOINT.

WE DID A WASTEWATER ANALYSIS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE DOWNSTREAM SYSTEMS COULD HANDLE THIS DEVELOPMENT AND WE SUBMITTED THAT TO THE CITY ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT.

GOT THAT APPROVED ADEQUATE WATER SUPPLY.

WE'LL BE TYING INTO THE WATER LINES ON MILLER ROAD AND THEN ON SHERWOOD AND OF COURSE, HAVE OUR OWN INTERNAL WATER SYSTEMS, NOT ONLY IN OUR PRIMARY ROAD, BUT ALSO IN THE ALLEYWAY.

AS MR. MCGINNIS SAID, THIS KIND OF CAME TOGETHER AND WORKED OUT ALMOST IN A PERFECT STORM FOR US, LOOKING AT A TYPICAL, YOU KNOW, RESIDENTIAL ROAD AND THEN A MUSED ALLEY TYPICAL OF RIVERSET, WHERE WE HAVE BASICALLY A TWENTY FOUR FOOT PAVING SECTION ON THE BACK OF THESE HOMES, WHICH ALLOWS US A LOT OF ROOM FOR UTILITIES AND OTHER TYPES OF THINGS.

AND THE OTHER THING, TOO, WHEN IT COMES TO TRANSPORTATION, ONE OF THE THINGS THE CITY REQUESTS WE DO WAS TRANSITION OUR ROADWAY SYSTEM AS IT APPROACHES MILLER FROM A TYPICAL TWENTY SEVEN FOOT BACK ROAD TO A THIRTY SEVEN, SO THAT IF YOU LIVE IN THIS SUBDIVISION AND YOU WERE LEAVING, NOT ONLY IS THERE ONE LANE COMING IN IN THE MORNINGS, BUT THERE WILL BE TWO LANES.

YOU CAN ACTUALLY QUEUE UP TO TURN LEFT AT MILLER OR RIGHT BECAUSE THEY'LL ACTUALLY BE STRIPED FOR THREE LANES THERE AT THE INTERSECTION.

ONE ENTERING AND TWO EXITING.

ON THE PREMEDICATION, WE HAVE DONE A I'LL CALL IT A 80 PERCENT TREE SURVEY OF

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THOSE TREES THAT ARE IN THE DEVELOPED AREA.

WE LOOKED AT THEM TRYING TO GET AN IDEA OF WHAT WAS GOING TO BE REMOVED, WHAT WE COULD SAY.

WE LOVE TREES, WE'D LOVE TO SAVE THEM ALL.

OF COURSE, THOSE IN THE LINEAR PARK AND ON THE SOUTHERN END, WE'RE GOING TO SAVE THOSE.

WE ARE PLANTING BACK QUITE A FEW TREES.

AND OF COURSE, YOUR DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE REQUIRES THAT EVERY LOT OUT HERE PLANT AT LEAST TWO TREES.

AND LIKE MR. MCGINNIS SAID, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE AN ARBORIST GO OUT AND LOOK AT THOSE AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU KNOW THOSE THAT ARE GOOD TREES.

OF COURSE, WE'LL SAVE WHAT WE CAN.

AND THOSE WE HAD TO REMOVE SOME OF THOSE SO HOPEFULLY THAT ANSWERS QUESTIONS REGARDING STORM WATER, WASTEWATER, WATER SYSTEMS AND AND THE TREES.

DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR ME? I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER OK, SIR.

IF I CAN GO GET YOU TO UNSHARE YOUR SCREEN FOR ME.

THAT WAY I CAN SEE EVERYBODY.

VERY GOOD.

WE WILL GO TO, SORRY, A LOT'S GOING ON HERE IS THERE.

WE'LL GO TO QUESTIONS FROM COUNCIL FOR THE APPLICANT, COUCIL MEMBER AUBIN.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

JUST A QUICK QUESTION, MR. MCGINNIS, ON THE OR THIS.

ON THE TREE MITIGATION, AND THE TREES THAT YOU'RE TAKING OUT, IF WE COULD TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT I THINK YOU'D INDICATED WE HAD A DISCUSSION WHERE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE VOLUME OF TREES JUST BECAUSE OF THE UNDEVELOPED OR LONG TERM UNDEVELOPED NATURE OF THE LAND THAT YOU HAD A LOT OF THE TREES THAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT IN THE SURVEY WERE UNDESIRABLE OR NON-NATIVE TREES.

SURE, THAT'S CORRECT.

WHAT WE FOUND WHEN WE GOT OUT THERE, COUNCILMAN AUBIN THAT JUST DUE TO THE LENGTH OF THE TIME THAT THE PROPERTY HAD BEEN SITTING AND NOT MAINTAINED WELL, THE VAST TWO THIRDS OF ALL THE TREES ON THE PROPERTY WERE GROWN UP IN FENCE LINES, HEDGEROWS ADJACENT TO THE STREETS.

AND IT WAS PURELY JUST A LACK OF MAINTENANCE ISSUE.

AND AS YOU STATED EARLIER, THESE ARE WHAT I WOULD CALL UNDESIRABLE TREES.

YOU'RE NOT ON YOUR LARGE CANOPY TREE LIVE THAT THE CITY WOULD NOT LET ME REPLACE THESE TYPES OF TREES.

AND SO WE FOUND OUT THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE TREES THAT WE WERE TAGGING UP IN THIS AREA WERE THOSE TYPES OF TREES.

SO YOU'RE CORRECT.

OK.

ON THE COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH, HAD ASKED A QUESTION ABOUT A SECOND FLOOR ISSUE AND WHATNOT.

AND SO YOU'VE GOT ABOUT A THERE'S A 40 FOOT SEPARATION DUE TO THE ALLEY.

AND THEN THERE'S A IT'S ACTUALLY AN ALLEY AND A DRAINAGE EASEMENT, WHICH IS WHY THERE IS I'VE BEEN DOWN THERE WHEN IT'S RAINING AND IT IS A SURFACE.

YOU KNOW, IT IS A SURFACE DRAINAGE WAY, BUT YOU GET ABOUT 40 FEET THERE AND THEN YOU HAVE HOW FAR IS YOURS? HOW FAR IS THE REAR SET BACK? SO BASICALLY, HOW FAR ARE YOU GOING TO BE? HOW FAR IS YOUR SECOND FLOOR WINDOW GOING TO BE FROM THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE PEOPLE YOU'RE BACKING UP TO? RIGHT.

NO I CAN'T SPEAK TO THE SETBACK IN THE EXISTING NEIGHBORHOOD THAT LOOKS TO BE A MINIMUM OF 30 OR 40 FEET IN THAT DIRECTION.

OURS ON A 40 FOOT LOT ARE NOT AS LARGE.

I BELIEVE IT'S 15 FEET.

AND SO IF WE'RE TAKING THE 15 PLUS THE 40, YOU KNOW, WE'RE FIFTY FIVE FEET THERE, ADDITIONAL LET'S JUST CALL IT A MINIMUM OF 30 FEET, IT'S ON A 85 FEET.

OK.

CERTAINLY IN THE TREE.

BACK TO THE TREES A LITTLE BIT.

IN ADDITION TO THAT THIS IS A ANOTHER ONE OF THESE FENCE LINES THAT HAS NOT BEEN MAINTAINED WELL IN THE PAST.

BUT I WILL TELL YOU, IF WE GET OUT THERE AND THERE'S A SITUATION I'VE HAD A COUPLE OF CONVERSATIONS WITH ADJACENT NEIGHBORS OUT THERE THAT KIND OF HAVE THEIR FAVORITE TREES BACK THERE THAT THEY'VE GROWN FOND OF.

IF THERE'S A WAY THAT WE CAN CAN LEAVE THOSE, YOU KNOW, TRIM THOSE UP AND MAKE THEM MORE OF AN AMENITY, WE'LL CERTAINLY DO THAT.

AND THAT WILL HELP THAT VISUAL EFFECT AS WELL AND THAT PRIVACY THAT WE SPOKE OF EARLIER.

OK, GREAT.

AND YOU ALSO WILL BE PLANTING TREES IN BACKYARDS.

ABSOLUTELY.

OK, GREAT.

WELL, I APPRECIATE THAT.

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AND I VERY MUCH APPRECIATE YOU TALKING TO THE ADJACENT NEIGHBORS AND TRYING TO WORK THINGS OUT WITH THEM ON STUFF LIKE THAT.

THAT'S ALWAYS, THERE'S ALWAYS A GREAT THING TO SEE.

AND I APPRECIATE Y'ALL BEING GOOD NEIGHBORS IN THAT REGARD.

ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THANK YOU, SIR.

EXCUSE ME.

COUNCIL MEMBER WILLIAMS? THANK YOU, MAYOR.

GOOD EVENING, MR. MCGINNIS.

JUST A COUPLE OF QUICK QUESTIONS FOR YOU.

THE FIRST.

CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE DENSITY AND WHAT SORT OF DROVE THAT DECISION? THAT CAME UP IN A NUMBER OF COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS THAT CAME TO COUNCIL.

SO CAN YOU TALK ABOUT HOW YOU ARRIVED AT THAT DENSITY? AND MY SECOND COMMENT IS THIS IS GOING TO BE A FIRST COUSIN TO RIVERSET, THEN I'M GOOD WITH THAT KINSHIP.

AND ALSO, CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE AMENITIES? OF COURSE, IT'S REALLY BECAUSE YOU HAD A LOT MORE DIRT TO DEAL, TO WORK WITH OVER RIVERSET.

BUT CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT AND THEN WE'LL TALK GENERALLY ABOUT THE PARK.

CAN YOU BE A LITTLE MORE SPECIFIC ABOUT SOME OF THE OTHER AMENITIES THAT ARE GOING TO BE OFFERED IN YOUR PRODUCT AT THIS LOCATION? THOSE ARE MY TWO QUESTIONS.

SURE.

AS FAR AS THE AMENITIES, AS I STATED EARLIER, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A BRICKED IN WALK OUT FRONT.

I THINK WE'VE GOT WE'VE GOT MORE TREES PLANNED OUT IN THE OUT IN THE DRIVE BETWEEN THE BRICKED IN WALL AND THE CURB ALONG MILLER THAN WHAT'S REQUIRED BY THE CITY ORDINANCE.

SO WE'RE WE WANT TO KEEP THIS.

YOU KNOW, WE, AS EUGENE SAID EARLIER, WE LOVE TREES AND WE'VE GOT IN OUR CURRENT LANDSCAPE PLAN OVER AND ABOVE WHAT'S REQUIRED OUT ON THAT FRONT DRIVE.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE'LL HAVE A NICE STONE AND BRICK ENTRY FEATURE, FLOWERBEDS.

IT'LL BE MAINTAINED VERY NICELY, ALL IRRIGATED, ALL THE WAY UP AND DOWN THE FRONTAGE OF OUR COMMUNITY THAT SIX FOOT TRAIL WILL COME IN THROUGH THAT ENTRYWAY AND THEN INTO OUR TRAIL SYSTEM.

AND QUITE FRANKLY, OUR PARK SYSTEM IS OUR MAIN AMENITY FEATURE ON A 15 ACRE TRACT.

WE JUST DON'T HAVE A LOT OF ROOM TO DO MUCH.

AND BY CREATING FOUR ACRES OF OPEN SPACE, WE WERE THRILLED TO DEATH BE ABLE TO DO IT.

SO AS YOU COME IN, WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE ON THE SIX FOOT MEANDERING TRAIL THAT WILL COME IN THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE COMMUNITY AND IN FRONT OF THESE HOMES, THEY'LL BE FLOWER BEDS.

IT WILL BE WELL LIT.

THEY'LL BE PARK BENCHES EVERY THREE HUNDRED FEET.

WE'LL HAVE TRASH RECEPTACLES, BIKE RACKS SCATTERED THROUGHOUT ADJACENT TO THE PARK BENCHES AS WELL.

AND THAT'LL BE CONSISTENT AND WELL MAINTAINED ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE CITY PARK.

AND SO IF I HAD TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, THE PARK IS OUR AMENITY.

THAT'S WHERE WE'RE GOING TO SPEND OUR DOLLARS.

THAT'S WHERE WE ARE SPENDING OUR DOLLARS.

WE'RE COMMITTED TO DOING THAT.

CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE DENSITY, PLEASE? SURE.

AS WE LOOKED AS WE LOOKED AT THE COMMUNITIES, WE ALWAYS WANT TO MATCH VALUES AS CLOSELY AS WE CAN.

CERTAINLY THE LAST THING WE WANT TO DO IS COME INTO A COMMUNITY AND BUILD A PRODUCT OF LESSER VALUE TO THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY AND POTENTIALLY DRAG DOWN THE VALUE OF THOSE EXISTING HOMES.

AND SO WE LOOK AT THE RESALE VALUES OF THOSE OF OUR NEIGHBORS IN THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.

AND THAT'S KIND OF THE WHEELHOUSE THAT WE'RE TRYING TO HIT.

AND SO WE BACK IN, WE'VE GOT THE NUMBER.

THAT'S HOW WE KIND OF BACK INTO WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BUILD.

AND AS YOU KNOW, OVER THE LAST 60 YEARS, CONSTRUCTION COSTS HAVE CHANGED DRAMATICALLY.

SO HAS THE COST OF THE DIRT AND EVERYTHING ELSE IN BETWEEN.

AND SO WHEN WE LOOKED AT THE RANGE, WE FELT LIKE WE NEEDED TO BE IN WAS THAT TWO FIFTY THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLAR MARK.

AND SO WE LOOKED AT THE HOUSE THAT WE THAT WE FELT LIKE WE COULD SELL CONSTRUCTION COST.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD THAT? AND THEN WE LOOKED AT THE COST OF THE DIRT FROM THE EXISTING PROPERTY OWNER AND THAT'S HOW WE CAME OUT WITH THE LOT SIZE.

I MEAN, IT'S PURELY AND SIMPLY A FUNCTION OF HERE'S WHAT WE WANT TO SELL.

WE FEEL LIKE THIS IS THE RANGE THAT WE NEED TO BE IN.

WE FEEL LIKE IT WILL BE GOOD NEIGHBORS AND PROVIDE A PRODUCT THAT NOT ONLY WE CAN BE PROUD OF, THE CITY CAN BE PROUD OF, BUT ALSO OUR ADJACENT NEIGHBORS CAN BE PROUD OF AS WELL.

AND WE BACK INTO IT IN THAT MANNER.

AND THAT'S HOW WE CAME UP WITH A LOT SIZE.

OK, ONE OTHER QUESTION FOR YOU.

YOU TALKED ABOUT THE, THEY'RE GOING TO BE FROM FIFTEEN HUNDRED TO THREE THOUSAND.

CAN YOU TALK WHAT'S GOING TO BE THAT MIX? DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA WHAT'S GOING TO BE THE MIX BETWEEN THE TOP SIDE AND THE LOW SIDE? KIND OF ONCE YOU MIX THEM? YOU KNOW, BUT TYPICALLY, IF WE LOOK AT DEMAND ON SOMETHING LIKE THAT, YOU CAN ALMOST JUST SHOOT ONE RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD.

IF THE BOTTOM FIFTEEN HUNDRED AND THE TOP IS THREE THOUSAND.

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WE'RE PROBABLY GOING TO AVERAGE IN THAT TWENTY THREE TO TWENTY FIVE HUNDRED SQUARE FEET.

OK, RIGHT.

THANKS, SIR.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

SIR.

EXCUSE ME, COUNCIL, ANY MORE QUESTIONS? ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR THE APPLICANT? ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, SIR, WE HAVE A LOT OF, WE'LL MOVE TO CITIZENS COMMENTS AT THIS POINT AND WE WILL GIVE SOME TIME BACK TO THE APPLICANTS TO ADDRESS ANY ISSUES OR QUESTIONS THAT MAY COME UP DURING THAT TIME.

SO THANKS FOR HANGING AROUND WITH US FOR A MINUTE.

SURE.

OK, I HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE CUED UP OR NOT CUED UP.

I HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE ATTENDEES AND I HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT I CAN'T MATCH TO THE SHEET THAT HAD REGISTERED PREVIOUSLY.

SO HERE'S HOW WE'RE GOING TO DO THIS.

IF YOU WISH TO SPEAK ON THIS ITEM, IF YOU COULD USE THE RAISE YOUR HAND FUNCTION THAT WAY, I CAN GET YOU CUED UP OR IF YOU WERE ON THE PHONE, THAT IS THE STAR NINE FEATURE.

SO IF YOU WANT TO SPEAK HIT THE RAISE YOUR HAND FEATURE OR STAR NINE.

JUST A REMINDER TO THOSE WANTING TO SPEAK ON THIS SIDE, AS OUR CITY ATTORNEY DISCUSSED EARLIER, WE ARE NOT HERE TO DISCUSS, DEBATE OR DECIDE ON THE LEGAL ISSUES OF WHO CAN OR CANNOT SELL THIS PROPERTY AND DEVELOP IT.

WE ARE HERE TO DISCUSS THE PRESENTATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT AS IT'S BEEN PRESENTED TO US.

SPEAKERS WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES.

I WILL ANNOUNCE YOUR NAME.

I WILL OPEN THE LINE ON OUR END.

YOU'LL NEED TO MUTE AND GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD.

SO MY FIRST SPEAKER IS MATHUKUTTY I'M SORRY, I'M PROBABLY BUTCHERING THAT.

I'VE OPENED THE LINE ON OUR END.

MATHUKUTTY, GO AHEAD.

IT SHOWS TO BE UNMUTED ON YOUR END.

HELLO.

YES, PLEASE, IF YOU GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD, YEAH, OK, SIR.

I DO NOT ALLOW MUCH COMMENTS TO MAKE IN PERSON.

OK, SIR.

YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL TIME REMAINING.

DO YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS? NO.

OK, BECAUSE THEY'RE OK.

THANK YOU.

OK, SORRY.

ALL RIGHT, I DON'T HAVE ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS USED THE RAISE YOUR HAND FEATURE.

WE'RE STARTING, OH, THERE WE GO TO MY NEXT SPEAKER IS ANITA GEORGE.

ANITA, IF YOU CAN UNMUTE ON YOUR END, IF YOU GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD, PLEASE.

YES, SIR.

MY NAME IS ANITA GEORGE AND I'M RESIDING AT 2048 SHERWOOD DRIVE IN GARLAND, TEXAS.

AND I WANT TO SAY THAT WE ARE VERY MUCH AGAINST THIS.

I KEEP HEARING ABOUT MEETINGS THAT NOBODY APPROACHED US ON SHERWOOD ABOUT THIS PROJECT? AND OUR STREET IS REALLY, REALLY GOING TO BE DISTURBED BY IT.

AND THE TRAFFIC, IT'S GOING TO BE MORE THAN SEVENTY FOUR CARS.

I DON'T KNOW ANYBODY AROUND HERE WITH LESS THAN THREE CARS IN THEIR DRIVEWAY.

AND I JUST CAN'T IMAGINE PULLING OUT ON MILLER ROAD.

IT'S HARD ENOUGH NOW.

AND YOU TALK ABOUT YOU CAN GO DOWN TO GARLAND.

WELL, THERE ARE USED CAR LOTS ON THAT END AND IT'S VERY TREACHEROUS, ESPECIALLY ON THE WEEKENDS TRYING TO GET OUT.

AND I JUST CAN'T SAY ENOUGH HOW MUCH WE STRONGLY OPPOSE THIS PROJECT.

MA'AM YOU HAVE SOME ADDITIONAL TIME REMAINING IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE.

I THINK THAT'S ABOUT IT.

AND WE JUST I HATE TO SEE THE BEAUTIFUL OLD TREES.

I KNOW THEY'RE NOT APPEALING TO SOME PEOPLE, BUT, MY GOODNESS, WE HAVE OWLS AND SO MUCH NATURE THAT WE'VE ENJOYED THROUGH THE YEARS HERE.

MY PARENTS HAVE LIVED FOR OVER 20 YEARS, AND IT JUST BREAKS MY HEART TO SEE ALL THIS TORN DOWN FOR JUST GLORIFIED APARTMENTS BASICALLY GOING IN OVER THEIR.

OK, THANK YOU, MA'AM.

I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU.

OK, THANK YOU, MA'AM.

IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON THIS ITEM? IF YOU CAN USE THE RAISE YOUR HAND FEATURE OR STAR NINE, THAT WILL BRING YOU UP IN THE QUEUE.

WE'VE GOT LOTS OF PEOPLE, WE'VE GOT LOTS OF PEOPLE STILL IN THE QUEUE, BUT COUNCIL IT DOES NOT APPEAR THAT ANYONE I DON'T SEE ANYONE ELSE STEPPING UP TO SPEAK.

SO I WILL GO BACK TO THE APPLICANTS.

AS FAR AS I GUESS THE ONE QUESTION THAT CAME UP AS FAR AS THE OUTREACH TO THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS AND THE COMMUNITY MEETINGS, HOW WAS THAT HANDLED, SIR? AND YOU'RE MUTED THERE WE GO.

THAT WAS DONE THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA.

WE LOOKED INTO A LOT OF TIMES THE WAY WE'LL ADDRESS THIS IS CONTACT THE HOA IN THE ADJACENT COMMUNITY.

UNFORTUNATELY, THESE TWO COMMUNITIES DID NOT HAVE ONE.

AND SO WE REACHED OUT THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA.

AND AGAIN, COUNCILMAN AUBIN WAS WAS KIND ENOUGH TO HELP US FACILITATE THAT.

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WE HAD A GOOD TURNOUT.

AND I FEEL LIKE THE OTHER ISSUES ON THERE AS FAR AS TRANSPORTATION, THINGS OF THIS NATURE, I WON'T BE REDUNDANT.

BUT I THINK THOSE HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED.

I WAS JUST WANTING TO ADDRESS, IF YOU COULD ADDRESS, EXCUSE ME, HOW THE INFORMATION WAS GOT OUT AS FAR AS YOUR COMMUNITY OR NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS.

SO THANK YOU.

YOU BET.

ALL RIGHT, COUNCIL, I THINK WE HAVE RUN THROUGH ALL OF THE SPEAKERS, ALL OF THE APPLICANTS AND SOME REALLY GREAT QUESTIONS HERE TONIGHT.

SO AT THIS POINT, COUNCILMAN AUBIN? THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I'M GOING TO MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE.

AND THAT WILL BE FOUR ITEMS, 9A, 9B AND 9C? YES, SIR, I APOLOGIZE TO WHICH I MOVE TO APPROVE ALL THREE.

THAT WAS SEVERAL HOURS AGO.

SO SEVERAL HOURS AGO AND SOME LEGISLATIVE TESTIMONY OR SOMETHING AGO, I DON'T KNOW.

I HAVE A MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN AND A SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER MCNEAL TO APPROVE ITEMS AGAIN, 9A, 9B AND 9C AS THEY'VE BEEN PRESENTED TO US.

YES.

AND IF I MAY SPEAK ON THE MOTION.

YES, SIR, GO AHEAD.

COUNCIL.

I THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE A A GREAT INFILL DEVELOPMENT.

THIS IS THE KIND OF DEVELOPMENT THAT I THINK THAT WE'RE HOPING TO GET IN THE CITY.

RIVERSET HAS DONE VERY WELL.

I THINK THE DEVELOPER HAS DONE A GOOD JOB OF MEETING WITH THE COMMUNITY.

THERE'S NEVER AN EASY WAY TO COMPLETELY EASY WAY TO INTEGRATE AND INFILL DEVELOPMENT LIKE THIS.

BUT I THINK THEY'VE WORKED TO DO THAT.

I ACTUALLY LIKE THE FACT THAT IT'S NOT INSULAR, THAT IT IS GOING TO FACE SHERWOOD, THAT IT IS GOING TO INTERACT AND THEN THE VALUE OF BRINGING A PUBLIC PARK TO AN AREA OF THE CITY WHERE WE HAVE MOST NEEDED.

IT IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US.

AND IF WE CAN IMPROVE, IF YOU LOOK AT HOW THAT NEIGHBORHOOD, THAT WHOLE AREA HAS DEVELOPED IN THAT KIND OF TRIANGLE, OR TECHNICALLY A QUADRILATERAL.

YOU KNOW, IF YOU LOOK AT THAT, SOME OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS ARE FAIRLY INSULAR AND DISCREET.

AND I THINK WITH THE PARK WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO START PULLING SOME OF THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS, MAKING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS.

YOU KNOW, AND I CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND ALL THE RESIDENTS WHO HAVE CONCERNS, PARTICULARLY ABOUT LOSING GREEN SPACE, BUT THE FACT OF AND THAT PAINS ME AS WELL.

BUT WE DON'T OWN THE PROPERTY.

AND THIS IS A PROPERTY THAT'S GOING TO GET DEVELOPED, WHETHER IT BECOMES A VERY LARGE

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CHURCH PROPERTY OR WHETHER IT BECOMES HOMES.

IT'S A PROPERTY, IT'S GOING TO GET DEVELOPED AND WE'VE HAD THAT BEFORE IN MY DISTRICT.

I KNOW IN ALL OF Y'ALL'S DISTRICTS WE RUN INTO THAT.

WE'VE HAD RIGHT WHEN I FIRST GOT ON COUNCIL, WE HAD THE OVER BY TOWNGATE.

AND, YOU KNOW, THAT WAS ACTUALLY AN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT IN AN AREA THAT HAD BEEN ZONED INDUSTRIAL FOR A LONG TIME.

BUT RIGHT NEXT TO A NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE SOME FOLKS WHO WERE UPSET ABOUT THAT AS WELL.

WE HAD A GENTLEMAN COME AND TALK ABOUT HOW HE USED TO LIKE TO USE THAT AS A DRIVING RANGE.

AND I KNOW FOLKS WHO LIVE ON RIDGEWOOD AND ALL AROUND THAT NEIGHBORHOOD AND THEY'VE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY OF THAT GREEN SPACE BACK THEIR GOATS AND OTHERS, WHICH SEEM TO BE RUNNING THEME IN THE CITY.

BUT WE'VE HAD THESE KINDS OF THINGS HERE.

BUT, YOU KNOW, IT IS A PRIVATE PROPERTY AND UNDER THOSE PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS.

AND WHEN YOU DO MOVE INTO ONE OF THESE, YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO THINK ABOUT WHO OWNS THAT PROPERTY.

AND THEY HAVE THE PRIVATE IT'S THEIR PRIVATE PROPERTY AND THEY HAVE THE THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEVELOP IT.

AND SO BUT I THINK IN THIS CASE, GIVEN THAT FACT THAT WE DO LET FOLKS DEVELOP THEIR PROPERTY GENERALLY IS THE DIRECTION THEY WANT TO GO.

I THINK WE HAVE SOME VERY GOOD TRADE OFFS FOR THE COMMUNITY HERE.

I THINK THE DEVELOPER HAS DONE A GREAT JOB, THE HOME BUILDER, AS HOMES THAT THAT SEEM TO BE VERY NICE AND DID SO WELL UP IN RIVERSET.

SO AND SO FOR THAT REASON, I'VE MADE A MOTION IN FAVOR OF IT.

AND I HOPE YOU ALL WILL AGREE WITH ME.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

AND JUST REAL QUICKLY, I'VE HAD A COUPLE OF PEOPLE IN THE ATTENDEES USE THE RAISE YOUR HAND FEATURE.

I'M SORRY.

WE HAVE MOVED FORWARD FROM THE PUBLIC COMMENTS.

I MADE SEVERAL MADE SEVERAL CALLS FOR PEOPLE TO USE THAT.

WE HAVE A MOTION PENDING ON THE FLOOR.

WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE BY COUNCIL MEMBER AUBINN AND.

SORRY AND A SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER MCNEAL.

COUNCIL WITHOUT ANY ADDITIONAL DISCUSSION, PLEASE VOTE.

AND THAT ITEM IS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL.

AND THANK YOU TO THE APPLICANTS AND TO THE CITIZENS WHO HAVE BEEN ONLINE WITH US FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS NOW.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU, SIR.

THAT WILL MOVE US TO ITEM 10 CITIZEN COMMENTS.

[10. Citizen comments.]

I HAVE ABOUT ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY SHEETS OF PAPER IN FRONT OF ME THIS EVENING.

WE WILL MOVE ON TO SOME COMMENTS AND IF I GET TO THE RIGHT PAGE, I'LL READ THIS.

YOU THINK I'D HAVE IT MEMORIZED BY NOW.

PERSONS WISHING TO ADDRESS ISSUES NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY HAVE THREE MINUTES TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL AT THIS TIME.

COUNCIL IS PROHIBITED FROM DISCUSSING ANY ITEM NOT POSTED, ACCORDING TO THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT.

AND AGAIN, I HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE STILL IN THE ATTENDEES QUEUE.

SO IF YOU ARE IN THE QUEUE AND WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON THIS FOR THIS ITEM, IF YOU COULD PLEASE USE TO RAISE YOUR HAND FEATURE.

THAT WAY I CAN MORE EASILY IDENTIFY YOU IN THE LINE AND GET YOU CUED UP.

AND MY FIRST SPEAKER IS JENNIFER ERNST.

JENNIFER, I'VE OPENED THE LINE ON OUR END.

IF YOU GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS TO THE RECORD, PLEASE.

JENNIFER ERNST 813 EAST VISTA.

DRIVE GARLAND, TEXAS.

I HAVE SAID AT EVERY MEETING AND I'M GOING TO SAY IT AGAIN AND WE'RE GOING TO GET ANNOYED AT ME, BUT I REALLY JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE NOT GOING TO FORGET ABOUT SNOWVID, WHAT HAPPENED IN OUR CITY.

AND I'M GOING TO, AGAIN, ASK WHAT IS GP&L DOING TO PREVENT OR TO MAKE BETTER.

I KNOW THEY HAD TALKED ABOUT MAKING BETTER THE SITUATION.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE ON TASK WITH THAT AND THAT THEY ARE CONTINUING TO THINK ABOUT THOSE THINGS.

SO I'M ASKING AGAIN.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE, MAYOR.

OK, THANK YOU, MA'AM.

SORRY.

OK, I'LL MAKE ONE MORE CALL IF THERE'S ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL AT THIS TIME, IF YOU COULD PLEASE USE TO RAISE YOUR HAND FEATURE OR STAR NINE TO BRING YOU UP IN MY QUEUE.

AND COUNCIL, I SEE NO ONE ELSE.

SO AT 9:31, WE ARE ADJOURNED.

[02:20:02]

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.