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GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE, AND WELCOME TO THE MONDAY, JUNE 21ST 2021, I ALMOST SAID 2001 2021 WORK SESSION FOR THE GARLAND CITY COUNCIL.

AND JUST A JUST A PROGRAMING NOTE.

THIS WILL BE OUR LAST REMOTE WORK SESSION.

WE WILL BE GOING BACK TO LIVE MEETINGS, IN-PERSON MEETINGS STARTING JULY 5TH.

SO OBVIOUSLY WE ARE STILL IN A VIRTUAL FORMAT.

AND FOR THOSE THAT HAVE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK, WE WILL IF SOMEONE HAS SIGNED UP TO SPEAK, WE WILL TAKE COMMENTS HERE BRIEFLY AND GET THE RIGHT SHEET OF PAPER.

ITEM ONE IS PUBLIC COMMENTS ON WORK SESSION ITEMS, PERSONS WHO DESIRE TO ADDRESS THE CITY COUNCIL ON ANY ITEM ON THE WORK SESSION AGENDA ARE ALLOWED THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK.

SPEAKERS ARE TAKEN ONLY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING OTHER THAN INVITED TESTIMONY.

AND AGAIN, THIS IS ON WORK SESSION ITEMS ONLY.

IS THERE ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON ANY ITEMS ON OUR AGENDA THIS EVENING? SEEING NONE NEXT, WE WILL MOVE TO ITEM TO CONSIDER THE AGENDA FOR TOMORROW NIGHT.

[2. Consider the Consent Agenda]

AT THIS POINT, I HAVEN'T RECEIVED ANY NOTIFICATIONS OF ANY ITEMS BEING PULLED AND CONSIDERED SEPARATELY.

BUT OBVIOUSLY, IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING BETWEEN NOW AND THEN OR IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING TONIGHT, WE CAN GET IT ON THE LIST THAT WAY TOMORROW NIGHT, WE MAKE SURE WE HAVE THE APPROPRIATE STAFF AVAILABLE TO COMMENT ON IT.

AND I STILL SEE NONE.

ALL RIGHT. WE WILL MOVE TO OUR WRITTEN BRIEFINGS.

[3. Written Briefings]

ITEM THREE THREE A COVID-19 RESPONSE UPDATE AND FURTHER ACTIONS.

OH, SORRY, DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM MORRIS.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. I THINK THAT THIS IS AN APPROPRIATE PLACE TO BRING THIS UP, BUT GIVEN THE COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS AT CITY HALL AND THE PLANS FOR US COMING BACK IN PERSON AND GIVEN THAT LAST WEEK WE ALL WERE UNITED IN REMOVING ALL THE PLEXIGLAS DIVIDERS IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, IS IT CAN COUNCIL CONSIDER, INSTEAD OF CONTINUING WITH THE EXISTING PLAN FOR US TO HAVE BOTH WORK SESSION AND COUNCIL MEETINGS IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS? CAN WE CONSIDER GOING BACK TO HAVING WORK SESSION WORK SESSION MEETINGS IN THE WORK SESSION ROOM, WHICH IS A LESS FORMAL AND MORE RELAXED ENVIRONMENT, VERSUS DOING EVERYTHING IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS WHEN THE PRECAUTIONS HAVE BEEN NOW TAKEN DOWN? YOU KNOW, JUST I MEAN MY THOUGHTS AS WE WERE PROGRESSING THROUGH THIS WAS TO, YOU KNOW, ONE TO GET US BACK TO MEETING IN PERSON IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, A LITTLE MORE SPREAD OUT AND ET CETERA. AND HOPEFULLY, IF WE WERE COMFORTABLE WITH THAT, TO MOVE, YOU KNOW, WAS EVENTUALLY TO MOVE BACK TO USING THE TWO SEPARATE ROOMS. SO BUT COUNCILMEMBER WILLIAMS. YES, MAYOR STAFF TO KEEP THE PETITIONS FOR MY STATION UP, I MADE THAT REQUEST WHEN I DID MY TRAINING, SO.

OK. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, SIR. MR. NEIGHBOR WELL I'M BACK AND FIRST THING I DO IS TALK ABOUT WHAT'S POSTED ON THE AGENDA.

I'M SORRY. I AGREE IT IS RELATED TO THE COVID RESPONSE, BUT NOT WHAT WE'RE REALLY POSTED FOR HERE. OK.

I THINK THAT DECISION WE CAN RESERVE REALLY UP UNTIL THE MEETING AND IF YOUR INCLINATIONS, THEN WE'LL TRY TO ACCOMMODATE THEM AND SEND THEM TO STAFF CITY MANAGER TO ME. WE'LL COLLECT THOSE AND AND HAVE YOU SET UP ACCORDING TO YOUR RESPONSES.

THANK YOU, SIR. ALL RIGHT.

SO MORE TO COME.

HOW ABOUT THAT? NEXT, WE'LL MOVE ON TO ITEM THREE, B, ABANDONMENT AND CONVEYANCE OF CITY

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RIGHT OF WAY ORPHEUS DRIVE.

AND THEN ITEM THREE, EXCUSE ME, ITEM THREE, C ANNUAL PERFORMANCE UPDATE ON THE CITY OF GARLAND HOUSING AGENCIES, 2020-2024, FIVE YEAR PLAN AND ADMINISTRATIVE PLAN APPROVAL.

AND I BELIEVE COUNCILMAN WILLIAMS, YOU HAD SOME QUESTIONS FOR THAT.

AND WE DO HAVE.

WE DO HAVE SOMEONE ON WITH US, KEITH GORMAN, I BELIEVE, TO ADDRESS THOSE QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU MAYOR MR. GORMAN CAN GO AHEAD.

MR. GORMAN I'VE OPENED THE LINE ON OUR END, IF YOU CAN.

THERE YOU GO. ACTUALLY, IT'S GOING TO BE MYSELF.

I'M STEVE FITCH I'M THE DIRECTOR.

OK, SORRY. GO AHEAD.

OK, WHAT QUESTIONS CAN I ANSWER TONIGHT COUNCIL? COUNCILMAN WILLIAMS, WOULD YOU SPEAK TO THOSE QUESTIONS THAT I SENT AND YOU SENT A RESPONSE TO WOULD YOU SHARE THOSE RESPONSES WITH COUNCIL PLEASE? YES, YES, ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU. SO THERE'S TWO QUESTIONS.

ONE WAS OUR ANNUAL PLAN.

I GOT A QUESTION IS, WAS THERE ANY CHANGE TO PREVIOUS YEARS? THE ONLY CHANGE THAT WE HAD TO OUR UPDATE, THE ANNUAL PLAN WAS JUST THE FINANCIALS, JUST THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT WE'RE GETTING FROM HUD.

THE SECOND QUESTION INVOLVED OUR ADMINISTRATIVE PLAN, AND WE HAD TWO CHANGES WITHIN OUR ADMINISTRATIVE PLAN THAT WE NOTED.

ONE WAS THE.

THE CUSTODY ARRANGEMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY IT USED TO SAY THAT WE WOULD ANYONE WHO HAD FIFTY ONE PERCENT OF A CHILD WOULD BE GRANTED IT BUT NOW WE'VE GONE DOWN TO FIFTY PERCENT. ALSO, THE NUMBER OF CONSECUTIVE CHECKS THAT WE GET TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY.

ALL WE SAID WAS WE WENT FROM THREE CONSECUTIVE PAYCHECK STUBS TO FOUR.

AND THOSE WERE THE ONLY CHANGES WE HAD THIS YEAR, COUNCIL.

OK, MR. FITCH WOULD YOU ALSO SPEAK TO THE QUESTION ABOUT THE MATERIALS DISTRIBUTION, THE LANGUAGE QUESTION THAT I ASKED ALSO.

OH YES, THE OUTREACH.

SO OUTREACH FOR OUR PROGRAM FOR FAMILIES OCCURS WHEN WE TAKE APPLICATIONS.

PRIOR TO JUST LAST MONTH, WE HAVEN'T TAKEN APPLICATIONS SINCE 2009.

AS OF JUNE 9TH OF THIS MONTH, WE TOOK APPLICATIONS, WE OPENED IT UP AT 5 O'CLOCK, AND STARTING ABOUT A MONTH AGO WE STARTED DISTRIBUTING FLIERS AND REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY IN BOTH SPANISH, ENGLISH AND VIETNAMESE.

WE SENT IT TO DIFFERENT ADVOCACY GROUPS.

AND THEN FOR LANDLORDS WHO WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR PROGRAM, WE HAVE A SERVICE COMPANY AND THEY PROVIDE US FLIERS IN BOTH ENGLISH AND IN SPANISH.

OK, THANK YOU, SIR. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. I THINK THAT ADDRESS I JUST WANTED STAFF TO SHARE THAT INFORMATION PERMANENT WITH OUR CONSTITUENCIES, PARTICULARLY ON THE OUTREACH PIECE.

AND I APPRECIATE YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR RESPONSE AND FOR SHARING THAT INFORMATION.

I THINK IT'S VERY VALUABLE TO OUR CONSTITUENTS.

THANK YOU, SIR. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

SIR. THANK YOU, MR. FITCH. THANK YOU.

MOVING ON, EXCUSE ME TO ITEM THREE D WEST AVENUE F PARKING RESTRICTIONS.

ALL RIGHT, AND NOW WE'LL MOVE TO ITEM FOUR VERBAL BRIEFINGS, THE FIRST ITEM IS FOUR A

[4A. Holford Recreation Center and Holford Pool Design]

HOLFORD RECREATION CENTER AND HOLFORD POOL DESIGN AND AS IT'S POSTED, WE ARE TAKING PUBLIC INPUT ON DESIGN FEATURES THIS EVENING.

SO THIS WOULD FALL UNDER THE INVITED TESTIMONY.

SO IF THERE'S ANY OF THE FOLKS THAT ARE ONLINE WITH US THIS EVENING WHO WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON THE TOPIC OF HOLFORD REC CENTER AND POOL, WE WILL CERTAINLY HEAR THAT TONIGHT.

MR. HESSER. DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING FOR US? YES, SIR. JUST A QUICK INTRODUCTION.

SO THANK YOU FOR STATING THAT VERY CLEARLY.

WE HAVE TWO THINGS WE'D LIKE TO ACCOMPLISH TONIGHT.

ONE IS UPDATE THE COUNCIL ON WHERE WE ARE WITH THE HOLFORD PARK AND POOL CONCEPT PLAN AS IT STANDS NOW AND THEN TO SUBSEQUENTLY PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC INPUT. STAFF HAD SENT OUT A COUPLE OF NOTICES ABOUT THESE TWO OPPORTUNITIES, ONE AT LAST MONTH'S PARK BOARD MEETING.

AND THEN SECOND, AT THIS COUNCIL MEETING, WE NOTIFIED ALL THE HOAS AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS AND OTHER GROUPS THAT WE WERE AWARE OF IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA FOR OUTREACH TO

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MAKE SURE THOSE FOLKS WERE AWARE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY.

AND SO WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO OUR RECREATION DIRECTOR, BILLY WILLIAMS, WHO WILL KIND OF PROVIDE A LITTLE BIT OF A BACKGROUND ON HOW WE GOT TO WHERE WE ARE IN THIS CONCEPT PLAN.

WE WERE NOT STARTING AT ZERO.

WE DID HAVE SOME FEEDBACK PROVIDED TO US THROUGH THE MASTER PLANNING PROCESSES.

AND THEN WITH THAT, STEPHEN SPRINGS WILL KIND OF GO THROUGH THE CONCEPT PLAN WITH YOU.

AND HE IS WITH THE SELECTED ARCHITECTURE FIRM.

THANK YOU. OK, SO LET ME TRY AND SHARE SCREEN AND MAKE SURE THIS WORKS.

YOU'RE A PRO AT THIS BY NOW.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THAT.

OK, CAN YOU ALL SEE THE SLIDE? YES. GOOD. OK, GREAT.

WELL, GOOD EVENING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS.

AND FOR THOSE OF YOU I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO MEET YET, AGAIN, I'M BILLY WILLIAMS AND I'M THE RECREATION DIRECTOR.

STEPHEN SPRINGS FROM BSW IS ALSO JOINING ME ON THIS PRESENTATION.

AND WE'RE EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON HOLFORD RECREATION CENTER AND THE FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER.

SO WE DIDN'T START FROM SCRATCH BECAUSE WE HAD A LOT OF INFORMATION THAT HAD BEEN COLLECTED THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT MASTER PLAN AS WELL AS THE AQUATICS MASTER PLAN, AND THOSE WERE OUR STARTING POINTS TO LOOK AT HOW TO GO ABOUT WITH THIS PROJECT, THE DEPARTMENT MASTER PLAN.

WE DID A LOT OF PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT.

THERE WAS A STATISTICALLY VALID MAIL SURVEY, CONDUCTED AN ONLINE WEB SURVEY AVAILABLE FOR CITIZENS. THERE WAS AN OPEN HOUSE.

THERE WERE OVER. THERE WERE TWENTY EIGHT STAKEHOLDER GROUP MEETINGS, THREE DIFFERENT SPECIAL EVENTS, NINE STAFF FOCUS GROUP MEETINGS AND THEN ONLINE ENGAGEMENT.

FOR THE AQUATICS MASTER PLAN, WE ALSO DID EIGHT PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT EVENTS, ANOTHER STATISTICALLY VALID MAIL SURVEY, BUT THAT WAS FOCUSED MORE ON JUST AQUATICS AND THEN A WEB SURVEY WAS ALSO AVAILABLE.

AND THROUGH THOSE MASTER PLANS, THEY PROVIDE US FACILITY RECOMMENDATIONS AS WELL AS PROGRAMING RECOMMENDATIONS.

SO FOR HOLFORD RECREATION CENTER IN THE DEPARTMENT MASTER PLAN, THE RECOMMENDATION IS TO DEMOLISH AND REPLACE HOLFORD RECREATION CENTER AND REPLACE IT WITH A NEW FACILITY.

THAT NEW FACILITY SHOULD INCLUDE A GYM, A FITNESS CENTER, MULTIPURPOSE ROOMS AND A KITCHEN. IN THE AQUATICS MASTER PLAN, THE FACILITY RECOMMENDATION FOR HOLFORD POOL IS THAT THE POOL SHOULD BE REPLACED AND UPGRADED TO A COMMUNITY AQUATIC CENTER WITH AN ARRAY OF FEATURES THAT WOULD BE FUN FOR ALL AGES.

AND SO THAT IS TO INCLUDE ACTIVITY POOL WITH ZERO DEATH INJURY, LAP LANES, SHADE BECAUSE WE HAVE ENOUGH SHADE IN TEXAS AND IN THE POOL HOUSE WITH CONCESSIONS AND ADMIN PORTION AND THEN ALSO A PARTY ROOM.

WE ALSO WENT BACK AND LOOKED AT THE PROGRAMING RECOMMENDATIONS BECAUSE WE FELT THAT'S IMPORTANT AS WE START THIS DESIGN PROCESS AND IN THE DEPARTMENT MASTER PLAN, ADULT FITNESS AND WELLNESS WERE THE MOST NEEDED AND MOST IMPORTANT PROGRAMS CALLED OUT BY THE CITIZENS THROUGH THE PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PROCESS.

ALSO YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMING, EXPANDING OUR SUMMER CAMP OFFERINGS AND OUR THERAPEUTIC RECREATION OFFERINGS, AND THEN ALSO EXPANDING NON SPORTS PROGRAMS FOR BOTH YOUTH AND ADULTS. IN THE AQUATICS MASTER PLAN, THROUGH THE ENGAGEMENT PROCESS, IT WAS DEMONSTRATED THAT WATER FITNESS IS VERY HIGH DEMAND THE PROGRAM THAT PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO SEE, SENIOR AQUATICS PROGRAMS, THERAPEUTIC PROGRAMS, SCUBA SNORKELING, SWIM LESSONS AND SPECIAL EVENTS. SO AS A REMINDER, THE TOTAL PROJECT FOR HOLFORD RECREATION CENTER AND AQUATIC FACILITY IS THIRTY POINT NINE MILLION DOLLARS, SO THAT BREAKS DOWN INTO TWENTY FOUR MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE REC CENTER, SIX POINT FOUR MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE AQUATICS CENTER, AND THEN A LITTLE OVER FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR PARKING.

AND AS WE WENT THROUGH THE PROCESS JUST AT THE VERY BEGINNING, WE HAD SOME CONSIDERATIONS THAT WE WANTED TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT.

AND SO WE ARE TRYING TO BEST UTILIZE THE FUNDS THAT WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN THROUGH THIS BOND PROGRAM TO BE ABLE TO PUT AS MUCH OF THE FUNDING INTO THE ACTUAL FACILITIES.

AND SO WE'VE DECIDED THAT THE BEST APPROACH WOULD BE A SINGLE PHASE PROJECT WHERE WE WOULD CLOSE BOTH OF THE FACILITIES AT THE SAME TIME AND WORK ON THEM VERSUS TRYING TO HAVE A MULTI PHASE PROJECT TO GO ON AND KEEP THE FACILITY OPEN.

THERE WERE ALSO SOME DISCUSSIONS EARLY ON ABOUT SHOULD WE MOVE THE ONE OF THE FACILITIES

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DOWN TOWARDS HOMESTEAD AND SHILOH SO THAT IT'S MORE PROMINENT, MORE VISIBLE TO THE TRAFFIC THERE ON SHILOH.

BUT AGAIN, WANTING TO BE VERY FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE WITH THE RESOURCES THAT WE HAD AND MAKING SURE THAT THOSE FUNDS GO INTO THE ACTUAL AMENITIES FOR OUR CITIZENS, WE DECIDED THAT IT WOULD BE BEST JUST TO KEEP THAT EXISTING BASEBALL FIELD AND WORK WITH THE EXISTING SITE WHERE THE TWO FACILITIES CURRENTLY SIT.

AND THEN A PARK BOARD MEMBER, JERRY CARTER, HE IN EVERY MEETING THAT WE HAVE, HE IS ALWAYS TRYING TO IMPRESS UPON US ABOUT JUST MAKING SURE THESE ARE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE HAVE TO START TO HAVE CONNECTIVITY.

AND SO WE HAVE FINALLY NAME THAT THE CARTER CONNECTIVITY PRINCIPLE IN OUR OFFICE.

AND SO THIS IS AN AERIAL PHOTO OF HOLFORD PARK.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE, IT'S A VERY SEGMENTED THERE'S LOTS OF AMENITIES IN THIS PARK, BUT THERE'S JUST THEY'RE ALL KIND OF ISOLATED IN AND WORKING BY THEMSELVES.

AND SO THAT IS SOMETHING THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT AS WE'VE GONE THROUGH THIS DESIGN PROCESS THUS FAR AS MAKING SURE THAT NOT ONLY DO THOSE TWO NEW FACILITIES CONNECT AND HAVE SOME SORT OF INTERACTION WITH EACH OTHER, BUT THEY'RE ALSO OPEN TO THIS WONDERFUL PARK THAT WE HAVE. AND WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO GIVE IT OVER TO MR. SPRINGS TO GO THROUGH WHAT WE'VE DONE THUS FAR.

GREAT, THANK YOU, AND THAT'S A WONDERFUL LEAD INTO THE CONCEPT PLAN, NOT ONLY IS THE CARTER CONNECTIVITY PRINCIPLE MAYBE OWNED BY BY MR. CARTER AND THE PARKS BOARD, BUT IT IS DEFINITELY A GOOD, GOOD PLANNING PRINCIPLE THAT WE WOULD BRING TO THE TABLE AS WELL.

AND LET ME BEGIN BY INTRODUCING THIS CONCEPT BY SAYING NOT ONLY DO WE HAVE THAT IN MIND, BUT WE REALLY KIND OF LOOK BEYOND THE SCOPE OF THE PROJECT TO A LITTLE BIT OF MASTER PLANNING, IF YOU WILL. SO ONE WORD OF CAUTION THIS PLAN PROBABLY SHOWS MORE SCOPE THAN PERHAPS THE PROJECT WILL AFFORD.

BUT THE IDEA IS TO SET THIS PROJECT UP SO THAT THOSE OTHER GOOD THINGS CAN HAPPEN PERHAPS IN THE FUTURE IN THIS NOTION THAT IN TERMS OF MASTER PLAYING, WE DIDN'T REALLY MASTER PLAN THE WHOLE PARK, BUT WE TRIED TO MASTER PLAN AND EVERYTHING THAT WE HAD SOME ADJACENCY TO AND REALLY THINK AHEAD IN TERMS OF IT'S NOT UNUSUAL FOR PARK PLANS TO KIND OF EVOLVE OVER TIME AND A LITTLE BIT OF AN AD HOC MANNER.

WELL, LET'S PUT THIS HERE AND LET'S PUT THIS THERE.

BUT THIS BIG INVESTMENT.

THIS PARK IS A REAL OPPORTUNITY TO TIE EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER AND MAKE IT LOOK LIKE IT WAS MASTER PLAN. RIGHT.

SO WE'RE NOT JUST REPLACING BUILDINGS AND POOLS WHERE WE'RE REALLY DOING A PARK PROJECT THAT HAPPENS TO BE MOSTLY A BUILDING AND A POOL.

SO THAT BEING SAID, YOU CAN SEE FROM THIS PLAN THAT THE POOL AND THE BUILDING OR MORE OR LESS IN THE SAME PLACE, JUST KIND OF REINVASION AS THEY ARE NOW AND THE PARKING.

WE'RE ENVISIONING REARRANGING SO THAT THE PARK, THE PARKING FOR THE BUILDING AND THE POOL AND THE PARK IS REALLY JUST MORE INTUITIVE AND MORE IN ONE PLACE VERSUS KIND OF STRUNG OUT ALONG A LONG HOMESTEAD.

WE RECOGNIZE THAT THERE PROBABLY WILL BE ALWAYS SOME SPILLOVER PARKING ON HOMESTEAD, BUT WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO TAKE SOME OF THAT PARKING OUT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD, PUT IT IN THE PARK WHERE IT BELONGS, BUT NOT SO TO GUIDE YOU A LITTLE BIT THROUGH THIS VISUAL HOMESTEAD, AS YOU CAN SEE, IT'S ON THE NORTH. SO SHILOH IS TO THE WEST OFF KIND OF OFF THE PAGE.

THIS PROJECT IS SITUATED BEHIND THAT THAT BASEBALL FIELD THAT WE'RE PROTECTING.

THERE'S ALSO AN EXISTING PARKING LOT JUST OFF SLIGHTLY OFF SCREEN.

YOU CAN SEE THE CORNER OF IT ON THE SOUTHWEST IN THAT PARKING LOT SERVES THE BALL FIELD.

SO THIS NOTION OF A PROMENADE, WHICH IS ITEM SIX IN THE THE HORIZONTAL LINE THAT GOES ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE PAGE IS REALLY A WAY TO CREATE THAT CONNECTIVITY FOR THE PARK, BUT ALSO TO TIE PARKING LOTS TOGETHER SO THEY CAN REALLY BE SHARED PARKING FOR WHEN THERE'S LARGER EVENTS IN THE PARK AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

LIKEWISE, THERE'S THE NORTH, SOUTH AXIS NUMBER FIVE.

YOU CAN SEE IT ON THE WEST SIDE TO TRY TO CONNECT THE BALL FIELDS TO THE NORTH.

AND ONE OF THE MORE EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES WE THINK IS THE ARROW IS SORT OF DIAGONAL IN BETWEEN THE BUILDING AND THE POOL.

WE REALLY SEE THAT AS MORE CONNECTIVE TISSUE, IF YOU WILL, AND A REALLY NEAT OPPORTUNITY THAT WE'RE STILL STILL WORKING ON HOW TO REALIZE BEST, BUT ONE THAT IS POTENTIALLY SEASONAL. AND BY THAT, WE MEAN THAT DURING THE SWIM SEASON, THAT DIAGONAL LINE, THAT

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COURTYARD BETWEEN THE POOL AND THE BUILDING REALLY BECOMES PART OF THE POOL PART OF THE POOL DECK AND BECOMES A CONTROLLED SPACE.

BUT IN THE OFF SEASON, WHEN THE POOL IS NOT BEING USED, THAT OPENS UP AND IS USABLE OUTDOOR SPACE FOR THE REC CENTER AND IS POTENTIALLY A CONDUIT FOR PEOPLE MOVING THROUGH THAT SPACE. SO THAT'S ONE OF OUR KEY CONSIDERATIONS, HOW DO WE MAXIMIZE ALL OF THE SPACE AND IT'S NOT JUST INDOORS, BUT OUTDOORS.

I'D ALSO LIKE TO TOUCH ON THE CIRCLE NUMBER EIGHT.

THAT'S LIKELY GOING TO BECOME MORE PARKING.

BUT THE CONCEPT BEHIND THAT CIRCLE IS TO REALLY SHOW A DROP OFF ZONE AND AN AREA NEAR THE ENTRY. SO. THE RED CIRCLE WITH THE ARROW IS THE FRONT DOOR, SO THE BUILDING IS ACTUALLY APPROACHED FROM THE PARK SIDE AND THAT WAS A VERY CONSCIOUS DECISION.

MADE WITH STAKEHOLDERS AND STAFF IS HOW DO WE MAKE THIS BUILDING REALLY PART OF THE PARK? AND SO AS WE OFTEN RUN INTO WITH PROJECT BUILDINGS AND PARKS, THEY KIND OF BECOME BUILDINGS THAT HAVE NO BACKSIDE.

RIGHT. SO THAT BEING SAID, WE REALLY WANTED PEOPLE TO EXPERIENCE THE PARK IN SOME WAY EVEN BEFORE EVEN BEFORE THEY COME IN, COME INTO THE BUILDING.

SO EVERYONE COMES IN FROM THAT PARK SIDE ENTRANCE.

A LOT OF THE VIEWS WITH FROM WITHIN THE BUILDING OR THEREFORE PUSHED TOWARD THE PARK, PUSHED TOWARD THE POOL AND LESS SO THE OVERLOOKS AND VIEWS TO THE NORTH.

THREE IS THE GYMNASIUM.

YOU CAN SEE THE LARGEST COMPONENT.

THE BUILDING IS ALWAYS SORT OF A CHALLENGE OF HOW WE MAKE THE BUILDING DOES NOT LOOK LIKE A BIG BOX. SO TYPICALLY THAT GYMNASIUM KIND OF GETS WRAPPED WITH THE OTHER FUNCTIONS.

ANOTHER REASON BEHIND THE CONCEPT BEING IN THE TWISTING OF THE BUILDING PROBABLY NOTICED THAT FORTY FIVE DEGREE ANGLE ONE REASON WAS REALLY JUST SORT OF SOME DYNAMICS AND HELPING TO GIVE IT A PRESENCE AS YOU COME DOWN HOMESTEAD AND SOME INTUITION ABOUT WHERE TO GO.

BUT A LOT OF IT, TOO, WAS THIS PARK HAS THE ADVANTAGE OF THIS TREMENDOUS EXISTING TREE CANOPY. AND WE REALLY WANTED TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT HOW WE KNIT A NEW PROJECT WITHIN THESE MATURE TREES AND MAKING SURE WE'RE PRESERVING AS MUCH IN THE BEST THAT WE CAN.

SO THAT ROW OF SMALLER TREES THAT THE BUILDING IS SORT OF ON TOP OF THE ONES THAT WERE SEEN AS. EITHER THE LEAST YOU KNOW, UNFORTUNATE TO LOSE, IF YOU WILL, BUT SOME OF THEM ARE JUST TOO SMALL OR UNHEALTHY OR THEY PROBABLY DON'T MAKE SENSE TO WORK AROUND, BUT REALLY TRYING TO BE VERY JUDICIOUS.

AND WE ACTUALLY DID A TREE CANOPY STUDY AND HEALTH STUDY.

SO THE GROVE OF TREES UNDER 10 WERE IDENTIFIED AS KEEPERS, THE ONES NEAR THE POOL, THE ONES SURROUNDING THE PLAYGROUND.

THE EXISTING PLAYGROUND IS NUMBER SEVEN THAT WE'RE PRESERVING.

SO TWISTING THE BUILDING ALSO KIND OF GAVE US A WAY TO NESTLE, THAT SQUARE FOOTAGE, WE THOUGHT MOST APPROPRIATELY WITHIN THE TREE CANOPIES AND PRESERVING THE MOST OUTSTANDING TREES WE COULD. THE BUILDING IS A TWO STORY CONCEPT.

EXACTLY HOW THAT STACKS IS SOMETHING WE'RE STILL WORKING ON, BUT WE FEEL LIKE THIS CONCEPT IS HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

WE GOT GREAT FEEDBACK FROM THE PARK'S BOARD A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO.

AND I GUESS THAT'S ABOUT IT, I CAN ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU GUYS MAY HAVE, AND I THINK WE HAVE A FINAL SLIDE ON THE SCHEDULE.

IF YOU WANTED TO ASK A QUESTION ON THAT, WE CAN COVER IT THERE.

ALL RIGHT, IF I CAN, I DON'T.

HERE WE GO. OK, COUNCIL MEMBER HEDRICK.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. I HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS, ONE IS ABOUT THE TRAIL AROUND THE PARK.

ARE YOU INTENDING ON KEEPING THAT? I KNOW THAT'S HEAVILY USED BUT RIGHT NOW IT LOOKS LIKE IT WOULD GO EITHER A LONG HOMESTEAD OR WOULD YOU PLAN ON TUCKING THAT NEAR THE BUILDING AND MOVING IT? GOOD QUESTION. WE DO SEE SOME OPPORTUNITIES NOT ONLY TO AVOID DISCONNECTING ANY TRAILS THAT ARE LOOPS THAT ARE ALREADY THERE, BUT ACTUALLY ENHANCING SOME OF THOSE.

SO ONE EXAMPLE OF THAT IS YOU CAN SEE THE SORT OF A GRID OF TREES THERE IN THE NORTHEAST THAT ARE EXISTING.

WE'RE REALLY KIND OF ENVISIONING WITH THE REDEVELOPMENT OF A PARKING LOT IN THAT AREA, ACTUALLY SETTING THAT PARKING LOT BACK A LITTLE BIT FROM HOMESTEAD AND HOPEFULLY ENHANCING THE TRAIL THAT'S ALREADY THERE AS YOU MAY KNOW, IT'S KIND OF NARROW.

WE'LL JUST HAVE TO SEE HOW FAR THE OVERALL PROJECT BUDGET CAN STRETCH THE DOLLARS BEYOND

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THE THE BUILDING AND POOL SITE PROPER.

BUT CERTAINLY WE DO NOT WANT TO SEVER ANY CONNECTIONS.

WE ONLY WANT TO ENHANCE THEM AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

ONE OTHER QUESTION OR WELL COMMENT REALLY IS NUMBER 11, THE RELOCATED SPORTS COURSE SHOWING TWO BASKETBALL COURTS THERE.

BUT THERE'S RIGHT NOW TWO BASKETBALL COURTS PLUS TWO TENNIS COURTS THAT ARE IN POOR REPAIR. AND I WOULD HATE TO LOSE THOSE TWO TENNIS COURTS AS WELL.

I WAS HOPING WE COULD KEEP BOTH TWO BASKETBALL COURTS AND TWO TENNIS COURTS.

SO I KNOW IT'S A BUDGETING ISSUE, BUT I'D REALLY LIKE TO SEE THE NUMBER OF SURFACE COURTS STAY THE SAME. THE SQUARE FOOTAGE ENVELOPED BY THAT YELLOW RECTANGLE IS ABOUT THE SAME PAVED AMOUNT OF SQUARE FOOTAGE THAT RIGHT NOW IS SITTING WHERE THE PARKING IS SHOWING.

SO THE INTENT WASN'T NECESSARILY TO ARTICULATE SPECIFIC COURTS OF PLAY, BUT TO MAKE SURE WE WERE PRESERVING WHAT WAS THERE AND NOT TAKING AN AMENITY AWAY, IF YOU WILL.

BUT OTHERWISE, I AM REALLY IMPRESSED BY THE PLANS, I LIKE ALL THE CONNECTIVITY, THAT'S A GREAT THING SHOWING HERE AND I LIKE THE IDEA OF A BIG PROMENADE THAT GOES EAST WEST ACROSS AND THEN ONES THAT ALSO CUT NEW ONES THAT CUT TO THE BALLFIELDS ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE PROJECT. SO VERY GOOD.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING MORE DEVELOPED DESIGNS AS THEY PROGRESS.

THANK YOU ALL RIGHT, I DO HAVE A COUNCIL.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR STAFF OR MR. SPRINGS? I DO HAVE SOMEONE IN OUR ATTENDEES WHO HAS REQUESTED TO SPEAK.

I JUST WANT TO CHECK WITH COUNCIL BEFORE I MOVED OVER TO THERE.

ALL RIGHT, I DO HAVE ONE PERSON WHO HAS REQUESTED TO SPEAK IT'S COREY WOODWARD, WHAT I WILL DO IS I WILL OPEN THE LINE ON OUR END AND YOU'LL NEED TO UN MUTE ON YOURS.

AND YOU'LL NEED TO GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD, AND YOU WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES. SO COREY WOODWARD, I HAVE OPENED THE LINE ON OUR END.

IT APPEARS TO BE OPEN ON YOURS.

I DON'T THINK WE'RE HEARING YOU.

COREY, IF YOU'RE IF YOU'RE CALLING IN, I THINK YOU'RE I THINK YOU'RE IN THE ZOOM PLATFORM. GO AHEAD AND TRY AGAIN. HI CAN YOU HEAR ME? THERE YOU GO. THERE WE GO.

AWESOME. SO ACTUALLY, MY NAME IS CORY WOODWARD AND I LIVE AT 2149 HOMESTEAD.

SO IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT THAT KIND OF OVERVIEW, WE'RE BASICALLY MY WIFE AND I ARE ON THE CORNER OF HOMESTEAD AND HIGHVIEW, JUST TO GIVE YOU KIND OF A REFERENCE OF WHERE SO WE'RE BASICALLY OVERLOOKING THIS ENTIRE THING.

OK, SO OBVIOUSLY I'VE BEEN PRETTY EXCITED TO KIND OF SEE THE PLANS.

I DO LIKE THE PLANS. I AM CURIOUS, THOUGH, THE PARKING THAT I BELIEVE WHAT I'M LOOKING AT ON THE OVERHEAD, WHERE IT KIND OF SHOWS A NUMBERED VIEW SPACE NINE AND A SO ALL THAT SHADED AREA GOING TO BASICALLY TURN OUR EXISTING GREEN SPACE INTO PARKING.

AM I LOOKING AT THIS CORRECTLY? WE'LL HAVE MR. SPRINGS', DO YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS OR I'LL HAVE MR. SPRINGS' OR ONE OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS ADDRESS THEM.

SO YOUR QUESTION YOUR FIRST QUESTION IS ON THE PARKING AND YOU SAID IT'S LISTED AS NINE.

YEAH, IT LOOKS LIKE NINE IS THE PARKING AND I THINK IT KIND OF EXPANDS ON THAT.

IT SAYS A IS TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY SIX SPACES.

SO I JUST KIND OF WANTED TO BECAUSE I KNOW IF I'M LOOKING AT THIS CORRECTLY, THERE'S ALSO A PARKING LOT ON THE WESTERN SIDE, KIND OF MORE ON SHILOH.

AND I DON'T I DON'T THINK YOU CAN SEE IT THROUGH THAT OVERHEAD.

SO I'M ASSUMING THEY'RE JUST GOING TO LEAVE THAT THERE.

BUT ARE THEY GOING TO ADD AN ADDITIONAL TWO TWENTY SIX IN THIS SPACE KIND OF IN THE UPPER NORTHEASTERN QUADRANT, I GUESS YOU COULD SAY? MIGHT BE ABLE TO ANSWER THAT IF I COULD.

AQUATIC FACILITY AND THE NEW RECREATION CENTER, THERE IS GOING TO BE CERTAIN STANDARDS THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO TRY TO MEET TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE PARKING.

THE PARK CURRENTLY, AS YOU PROBABLY ARE AWARE, IS GENERALLY UNDER PARK IN A LOT OF SITUATIONS AS IT IS THE PARKING OVER TO THE WEST THAT'S NEAR THE BASEBALL FIELDS WILL

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STAY IN PLACE.

IT HAS NO ROOM TO EXPAND AND IT'LL PRIMARILY BE SOME DEDICATED SPACE FOR BASEBALL.

BUT IN ORDER TO MEET THE PARKING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE TWO NEW FACILITIES, THE PRELIMINARY CALCULATION HAS BEEN THROUGH THE PLANNING AND ZONING PROCESS.

BUT THAT'S THE NUMBER THAT HAS BEEN CALCULATED SO FAR TO ADEQUATELY PARK THE NEW FACILITIES. STEPHEN, HAVE I ANSWERED THAT? I THINK SO.

I THINK THE ONLY THING I MIGHT ADD IS AT THE TIME OF THIS PARTICULAR RENDERING, WE WERE CONTEMPLATING THE VIABILITY OF PRESERVING SOME OF THAT PARKING THAT'S IMMEDIATELY NORTH OF THE BUILDING. SO AND I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS THAT COREY HAD, WAS SO THAT SORT OF PANHANDLE THEY KIND OF REACHED ACROSS TO THE NORTH, WAS STILL IN PLAY AT THAT POINT. I THINK AS A TEAM, WE'VE KIND OF DISSUADE OURSELVES OF THAT IS TO SOME DEGREE. AND IT REALLY THE FINAL PARKING IS GOING TO BE DRIVEN, AS MR. HESSER SAID, BY THE FINAL DIRECTION GIVEN TO US FOR PARKING COUNT REQUIRED BY PLANNING AND ZONING. BUT WE PLAN TO KEEP IT MORE EAST OF THE BUILDING.

SO THE OTHER QUESTION I THINK HE SAID WAS, IS THAT WHOLE AREA GRAY PAVED? AND I GUESS I WOULD SAY, WELL, NO, THAT'S JUST MEANT TO BE.

THAT'S WHERE PARKING IS GOING TO GO.

AS I MENTIONED IN THE INITIAL PRESENTATION, WE WOULD LIKE TO JUST SET BACK FROM HOMESTEAD AS MUCH AS WE CAN AND STILL HAVE AN EFFICIENT AND APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF PARKING TO TRY TO PRESERVE AS MANY OF THOSE TREES AND THAT TRAIL CONNECTION ALONG HOMESTEAD AS WE CAN.

SO ULTIMATELY, IT'LL BE A BALANCE BETWEEN THE PARKING REQUIREMENTS AND AND PRESERVING GREEN SPACE AND.

WE'RE DOING THE BEST WE CAN WITH THAT.

MR. WOODWARD. YOU'VE WE'RE OBVIOUSLY WE'RE STILL KIND OF IN THE PLANNING STAGES AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE PLAN, SO DOES THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS FOR WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW? YEAH, FOR WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW.

SO I'LL BE SURE TO KIND OF KEEP UP WITH IT.

AND I'D LOVE TO KIND OF FOLLOW ALONG AND PROVIDE ANY INPUT I CAN.

THAT'S WE UNANIMOUSLY WILL HIGHLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO THAT.

AND THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU'VE DONE FOR BEING AS INVOLVED AS YOU ARE SO FAR.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. THANK YOU, SIR.

IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON THIS SUBJECT FOR THIS TOPIC? ALL RIGHT, I SEE NONE ANDY, BILLY, MR. SPRINGS, THANK YOU FOR THE UPDATE.

I THINK, YOU KNOW, THIS WILL REALLY YOU KNOW, HOLFORD IS A HOLFORD REC IN THE POOL AND THE PARK ITSELF AND THE BASEBALL FIELDS ARE VERY USED THIS PARK IS FULL OF FOLKS ALL THE TIME. AND THE UPDATES THAT WE'RE MAKING WILL BE FANTASTIC.

AND THE CONNECTIVITY I'VE KNOWN BOARD MEMBER JERRY CARTER FOR A LONG TIME HE IS A VERY OUTSPOKEN ADVOCATE FOR PARKS.

AND BUT I WOULD CAUTION US IN NAMING INITIATIVES AFTER HIM BECAUSE THAT COULD MAKE HIM DIFFICULT TO LIVE WITH.

SO WITH THAT, UNLESS THERE'S ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS, COUNCIL, WE WILL MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM. IF I'LL ADD JUST ONE THING, MR. WOODWARD OR ANYBODY ELSE LISTENING IS ABSOLUTELY MORE THAN WELCOME TO CALL US DIRECTLY AT THE OFFICE AND CONTINUE A DISCUSSION OR FEEDBACK IF THEY'D LIKE TO, OR WE'RE ALWAYS AVAILABLE FOR AN ONGOING DIALOG.

AND THEN WE'LL BRING THIS BACK AGAIN TO COUNCIL EVERY TIME THAT IT'S THE APPROPRIATE NEXT STEP. YES.

AND I KNOW COUNCIL MEMBER HEDRICK WILL BE VERY INVOLVED IN THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THIS PARK AS WELL. SO FEEL FREE TO CONTACT HIM.

ALL RIGHT. VERY GOOD.

THAT WILL MOVE US TO ITEM FOUR B, GLOBE UNION BATTERY FACILITY REMOVAL ASSESSMENT.

[4B. Globe-Union Battery Facility Removal Assessment]

AND I BELIEVE, MR. CHESSHER, YOU'RE UP ON THIS ONE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. GOOD EVENING.

GOOD EVENING. COUNCIL MEMBER MORRIS HAVE NOT HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET YOU, BUT I LOOK FORWARD TO HOPEFULLY HERE IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS WE'LL HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY AND I GUESS I'LL SAY IT FEELS STRANGE TALKING TO YOU ALL ABOUT SOMETHING OTHER THAN COVID-19.

BUT TONIGHT I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU ALL JUST A BRIEF UPDATE ON THE GLOBE UNION ASSESSMENT PROJECT THAT'S REALLY BEING LED BY THE EPA FOR THE VIEWING AUDIENCE THAT MAY NOT BE FAMILIAR WITH THIS SIDE OF THIS PROJECT.

I'LL GO OVER. A BRIEF HISTORY GLOBE UNION WAS A IT WAS AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY LOCATED AT

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1 1 1 1, 1111 SOUTH SHILOH ROAD.

IT OPERATED FROM THE 1950S TO 1995 AND PRODUCED LEAD ACID BATTERIES, THE TYPE OF BATTERY THAT YOU ALL HAVE IN YOUR CAR OR TRUCK THAT WAS THEIR PRODUCT THAT THEY PRODUCED DURING THAT PERIOD OF PRODUCTION.

AND SUBSEQUENTLY RESIDENTS IN THE RESIDENTIAL AREAS WHICH ARE ACROSS SHILOH ROAD AND TO THE SOUTH, HAVE RAISED CONCERNS ABOUT POTENTIAL LEAD CONTAMINATION.

AND THOSE CONCERNS HAVE EVENTUALLY PROMPTED EPA TO CONDUCT A COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT TEST. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WERE ON COUNCIL BACK IN NOVEMBER OF LAST YEAR, YOU PROBABLY RECALL WE HAD A COUPLE OF EPA REPRESENTATIVES BRIEF COUNCIL ON WHAT THIS ASSESSMENT WILL LOOK LIKE. AND TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF EXACTLY THE AREA IN FOCUS, THERE IS A STREAM.

THAT STORM WATER THAT FELL ON THIS SITE ULTIMATELY ENDS UP IN A STREAM THAT RUNS TOWARDS THE SOUTHEAST IF YOU CAN IMAGINE THE INTERSECTION OF MILLER AND SHILOH.

IT RUNS SOUTHEAST FROM THERE ROUGHLY TO THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY SEVENTY EIGHT AND DEVONSHIRE. SO THAT REALLY GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF THE SPECIFIC AREA THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ALONG THIS CREEK, THIS DRAINAGE THAT SEEMS TO HAVE CARRIED WITH CONTAMINATION OFF-SITE.

SO THE EPA BEGAN THIS ASSESSMENT BACK IN NOVEMBER.

THEY SELECTED SEVERAL AREAS TO SAMPLE FOR LEAD UNFORTUNATELY IT WAS INTERRUPTED BY COVID-19 AND WAS SUBSEQUENTLY RESUMED IN FEBRUARY, MARCH OF THIS YEAR.

AND THE ASSESSMENT, THE ASSESSMENT PORTION IS DRAWING TO A CLOSE.

SO THERE WERE SEVENTY TWO PROPERTIES THAT EPA ASSESSED.

NOW, THOSE PROPERTIES ACTUALLY STRUNG FROM THE INTERSECTION OF SHILOH AND MILLER ALL THE WAY OVER TO SATURN ROAD.

SO IT WAS A WIDER AREA THAT WAS ASSESSED.

THE RESULTS HAVE ALLOWED THEM TO FOCUS IN ON A SHORTER SEGMENT OF THAT STREAM WHERE CONTAMINATION EXISTS.

BUT SEVENTY TWO PROPERTIES IN THE INITIAL STUDY.

THIRTY FOUR OF THOSE PROPERTIES, EPA REACHED OUT TO SEVENTY SEVENTY TWO PROPERTIES, I SHOULD SAY. THIRTY FOUR PROPERTY OWNERS RESPONDED AND ALLOWED EPA TO TAKE SAMPLES ON THEIR PROPERTY. AT THOSE PROPERTIES INCLUDED PARK CREST ELEMENTARY AND EACH OF THOSE PROPERTIES BACK UP ALONG THE CREEK.

EPA ALSO TOOK SAMPLES IN OTHER AREAS OF GARLAND FOR BACKGROUND COMPARISONS.

SO TO GET A GOOD COMPARISON OF AREAS THAT WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY CONTAMINATION FROM THIS PARTICULAR PLANT.

SO OF THE THIRTY FOUR PROPERTIES THAT WERE SAMPLED AND NINE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES IN THE SCHOOLS AND THE PARK CREST SCHOOL EXCEEDED ACCEPTABLE LEVELS OF BOTH LEAD AND ARSENIC.

SO IN TERMS OF LEAD, RIGHT NOW, THE ACCEPTABLE LEVEL AND SOIL IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS IS FOUR HUNDRED PARTS PER MILLION AND ARSENIC IS TWENTY FOUR PARTS PER MILLION.

AND I ONLY MENTION THOSE SO YOU KNOW WHAT THE STANDARD IS.

SO THE PROPERTIES THAT THE SOIL SAMPLES TESTED ABOVE THOSE STANDARDS.

THEY'RE GOING TO REQUIRE A DEGREE OF CLEANUP PROPERTIES THAT TESTED BELOW THOSE STANDARDS ARE CONSIDERED ACCEPTABLE AND DON'T REQUIRE CLEANUP.

THE EPA HAS TOLD US THAT THE CONTAMINATION FROM BOTH ARSENIC AND LEAD IS REALLY PRIMARILY LOCATED ALONG THE CREEK BANK, WHICH, OF COURSE INDICATES CONTAMINATED RUNOFF IN THE WIDER SAMPLING PLAN.

THEY DIDN'T FIND LEAD CONTAMINATION OUTSIDE OF THE FLOODPLAIN SUBSEQUENCE THE CREEK.

SO THAT TELLS US THAT THERE WASN'T THERE LIKELY WASN'T AIRBORNE LEAD CONTAMINATION, WHICH TYPICALLY MEANS THAT IT'S MORE WIDESPREAD.

SO IF THERE IS A SILVER LINING TO THIS ASSESSMENT, IT'S THAT THE CONTAMINATION APPEARS TO ONLY BE FROM RUNOFF AND IT'S REALLY CONFINED TO THE CREEK BANKS, BACKYARDS OF THOSE HOMES THAT ARE AFFECTED. THE EPA'S WORKING WITH BOTH THE CITY OF GARLAND HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

THEY'RE WORKING WITH THE STATE AGENCIES, THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, WHICH THAT'S SORT OF THE STATE EQUIVALENT OF THE EPA, ALSO WORKING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES.

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AND FINALLY, THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL WERE ALSO INVOLVED, A DIVISION OF THE CDC CALLED THE AGENCY FOR TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND DISEASE REGISTRY.

THAT'S A MOUTHFUL, BUT THAT'S A DIVISION OF THE CDC THAT IS INVOLVED IN THESE TYPES OF EVENTS AND ALL OF THOSE AGENCIES TOGETHER.

EPA IS REALLY THE COORDINATING AGENCY HERE, BUT ALL OF THOSE AGENCIES TOGETHER HAVE A ROLE IN PROVIDING INFORMATION AND FACILITATING COMMUNICATION WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUP. SO IN TERMS OF THE REMEDIATION, SAMPLING IS OVER, ANALYSIS IS OVER.

SO NOW THIS IS GIVEN EPA AN IDEA OF EXACTLY WHICH PROPERTIES ACTUALLY NEED REMEDIATION, NEED BE CLEANED UP. EPA IS GOING TO HOST A VIRTUAL COMMUNITY SESSION, THE FIRST PART OF AUGUST. THAT IS NOT ACTUALLY BEEN SCHEDULED YET, BUT THEY'RE TELLING US THAT THAT WILL BE SCHEDULED THE FIRST PART OF AUGUST TO GIVE COMMUNITY AN OPPORTUNITY FOR INPUT AND TO EXPLAIN THE PROCESS OF REMEDIATION OR SITE CLEANUP.

IN A NUTSHELL, THE WAY THAT WORKS, OF COURSE, THE SAMPLING PLANS WERE TOLD EPA WHAT AREAS NEED TO BE CLEANED UP, THEY WILL PEEL BACK SOIL IN THAT AREA UNTIL THEY GET DOWN TO CLEAN SOIL. OF COURSE, THE CONTAMINATED SOIL WILL BE HAULED OFF AND DISPOSED OF PROPERLY, AND THEN THEY'LL BRING IN CLEAN SOIL AND RESOD AND PLANT TREES THAT WERE DISRUPTED DURING REMEDIATION PROJECT.

BUT THE GOAL IS FOR THE END RESULT.

THE GOAL IS TO FOR THESE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES TO LOOK THE SAME AS THEY DID PRIOR TO THE REMEDIATION. SO THE EPA'S PLANNING ON, AGAIN, RESOD AND PLANTING TREES AND MAKING THE PROPERTIES LOOK AS THOUGH THEY DID BEFORE REMEDIATION.

THE RESULTS OF THE SAMPLING RESULTS WERE PUT IN THE MAIL LAST WEEK ON JUNE 15TH.

THOSE LETTERS WERE MAILED AND THE LETTERS WERE MAILED TO ALL THIRTY FOUR PROPERTY OWNERS, THE PROPERTY OWNERS WHO DID NOT HAVE CONTAMINATION.

THEY NOW HAVE WHAT EPA CALLS A COMFORT LETTER, WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY PROOF THAT THEIR PROPERTY FALLS BELOW THE STANDARDS FOR CLEANUP.

AND OF COURSE, THE NINE PROPERTY OWNERS WHOSE PROPERTY REQUIRES CLEANUP EPA WILL CONTACT THEM. EPA WILL CONSULT WITH THEM FOR A PLAN TO ACTUALLY CLEAN UP SCHEDULE THAT SO THAT IT'S NOT A SURPRISE.

I WILL SAY THAT EPA DID A WALK THROUGH WITH THE CONTRACTOR LAST WEEK TO DEFINE A SCOPE OF WORK ONCE THAT SCOPE OF WORK IS FULLY DEVELOPED, THEN THEY'LL HAVE APPOINTMENTS WITH THE AFFECTED PROPERTY OWNERS, SCHEDULE REMEDIATION AND HOPEFULLY CLOSE OUT THE PROCESS.

THE WHOLE PROJECT IN TERMS OF REMEDIATION IS EXPECTED TO START SOMETIME MID AUGUST, AND EPA HOPES TO WRAP THAT UP IN ABOUT TWO MONTHS.

SO WE'RE SORT OF WE'RE ENDING OR HAVE ENDED THE PHASE OF SAMPLING ANALYSIS.

NOW WE'RE BEGINNING THE FINAL PHASE OF REMEDIATION CLEANUP, THE ONE ACTION ITEM FOR THE VIEWING PUBLIC, PARTICULARLY IF THERE ARE ANY RESIDENTS OF THAT NEIGHBORHOOD THAT HAS RECEIVED A COMMUNICATION FROM EPA BUT HAS NOT YET RESPONDED.

THE WINDOW OF TIME FOR PROPERTY OWNERS TO RESPOND TO EPA TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THEIR PROPERTY TO BE ASSESSED AND CLEANED UP IF NECESSARY, THAT THAT WINDOW OF TIME IS DRAWING TO A CLOSE.

ONCE THE CURRENT SCOPE OF WORK IS COMPLETED, AND EPA DEMOBILIZES THEY WON'T COME BACK.

SO THE REMAINING PROPERTY OWNERS THAT DID NOT RESPOND TO THE REQUEST TO ACCESS THEIR PROPERTY TO TAKE A SAMPLE FOR CONTAMINATION, I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE THEM TO RESPOND TO EPA.

AND SIMPLY RESPONDING DOESN'T MEAN THAT YOU'RE GIVING THEM ACCESS TO YOUR PROPERTY.

BUT I WOULD ENCOURAGE THEM TO RESPOND AND BECOME AS INFORMED AS POSSIBLE TO MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THEY WANT THEIR PROPERTY INCLUDED IN THIS PROCESS.

MAYOR LET ME CHECK MY NOTES HERE REAL QUICK TO MAKE SURE I BELIEVE.

THAT'S EVERYTHING THAT I INTENDED TO MENTION, I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU, JASON COUNCIL.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. CHESSHER ON THIS ITEM.

VERY GOOD UPDATE KIND OF CATCH US UP AND, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF IT HAS BEEN DELAYED DUE TO

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWNS, COVID RESTRICTIONS.

SO COUNCIL MEMBER WILLIAMS. THANK YOU MAYOR, JASON.

THANK YOU FOR THAT BRIEFING, JASON.

DO WE KNOW AT THIS POINT THE PERCENTAGE OF HOMEOWNERS WHO HAVE NOT RESPONDED TO EPA I THINK YOU SAID THE WINDOW HAS CLOSED? SO IS THERE A AFTER DEADLINE WAY THAT THEY CAN STILL RESPOND? WELL THE WINDOW TO RESPOND IS CLOSING THERE.

INITIALLY, THERE WERE SEVENTY TWO PROPERTIES THAT EPA WANTED TO ASSESS.

AND SO LESS THAN HALF OF THOSE SEVENTY TWO PROPERTY OWNERS HAVE RESPONDED TO EPA.

THIRTY FOUR PROPERTY OWNERS HAVE RESPONDED.

SO IF I'M DOING MY MATH RIGHT, THAT MEANS THIRTY EIGHT PROPERTY OWNERS HAVE NOT RESPONDED. NOW.

AGAIN, THERE'S STILL TIME, BUT THAT TIME IS DRAWING TO A CLOSE, AND AS I SAID ONCE THE CONTRACTORS THAT WILL ACTUALLY REMOVE CONTAMINATED SOIL, ONCE THEY DEMOBILIZE AND FINISH THIS PROJECT, THAT'S REALLY WHEN THE TIME WHEN THE OPPORTUNITY CLOSES AND EPA THEY DO NOT INTEND TO COME BACK. SO AGAIN, THE THOSE THIRTY EIGHT PROPERTY OWNERS THAT HAVE NOT YET RESPONDED, TO EPA, I WOULD STRONGLY ENCOURAGE THEM TO DO SO.

AND AGAIN, AT LEAST MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION.

AGAIN, I KNOW I SAID THIS BEFORE.

I'M REPEATING MYSELF, BUT SIMPLY RESPONDING TO THE EPA TO GATHER MORE INFORMATION DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY GIVE THEM ACCESS TO YOUR PROPERTY.

THANKS, SIR. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR JASON? ON THIS ITEM? MAYOR, I WILL SAY ONCE THAT COMMUNITY MEETING IS SCHEDULED WITH EPA WE'LL BE SURE TO LET YOU ALL KNOW, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WANT TO PARTICIPATE, WE'LL MAKE SURE THAT GETS ON YALLS CALENDAR. ABSOLUTELY.

ABSOLUTELY. ALL RIGHT.

WITH THAT, I THINK WE'RE OUT OF THIS TOPIC.

AND THAT WILL MOVE US TO ITEM FOUR C OPTIONS FOR GENERATORS AT CITY RECREATION FACILITIES

[4C. Options for Generators at City Recreation Centers]

OR CENTERS. AND MITCH I BELIEVE YOU'RE UP ON THIS ONE.

YES, SIR. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, COUNCIL.

I'M SURE WE'RE MEMBERS AND OUR CITIZENS BACK EARLIER THIS YEAR DURING THE SEVERE WINTER STORM, WE OPENED TWO SHELTERS AT TWO OF OUR REC CENTERS.

AND I KNOW WE AT THAT TIME, WE HAD SOME DISCUSSION WITH COUNCIL IN REGARD TO THE POSSIBILITIES AND ACTUALLY AT THE DIRECTION OF COUNCIL EXPLORATIVE TO DIRECTED US TO EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITY OF ADDING SOME PERMANENT GENERATORS AT A COUPLE OF OUR REC CENTERS. BECAUSE AS COUNCIL MEMBERS, YOU KNOW, IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT, WE DID GET GENERATOR FOR THE SHELTERS.

BUT IT'S SOME WORK DOING THAT AND IT'S A REAL STRUGGLE DOING IT ON VERY SHORT NOTICE.

SO I DO HAVE A COUPLE OF SHORT SLIDES FOR YOU.

I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WE'VE HAD A TEAM OF STAFF WORKING ON THIS ISSUE, FROM OUR PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE AND OUR DISCUSSION INVOLVED SOME OF THE REC CENTERS THAT WERE INVOLVED IN OUR BOND PROGRAM.

AND THEN WE'VE HAD JENNY HOLIDAY FROM FACILITIES, TERRY ANDY HESSER, BILLY WILLIAMS AND PROCESS TO LOOK AT WHAT THE OPTIONS MIGHT BE IN REGARD TO DOING THIS.

SO MAYOR I'M GOING TO SHARE MY SCREEN NOW.

OK. CAN YOU SEE THAT, MAYOR? YES, SIR. ALL RIGHTY, SO WE LOOKED AT.

SEVEN DIFFERENT OPTIONS AS FAR AS REC CENTERS, AND WE'RE NOT SAYING OUTFIT ALL SEVEN OF THESE, BUT WE'RE JUST LOOKING AT THE DIFFERENT COST OF DIFFERENT REC CENTERS IN THE FUTURE IN CASE OF A NEED OF A SHELTER TYPE SITUATION OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT THAT WOULD NEED A FULL TIME GENERATOR.

WHERE WE PUT IT. YOU CAN SEE THE ESTIMATED COST AT EACH OF THESE REC CENTERS.

AND IT VARIES, AT EACH REC CENTER, BECAUSE KEEP IN MIND, IT'S NOT JUST THE COST OF THE GENERATOR ITSELF.

IT'S PERMANENTLY INSTALLING BUILDING, INCLUDING IN TO THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF THAT BUILDING. AND THERE'S A NUMBER OF MECHANISMS THAT GO INTO THAT.

YOU CAN SEE THE FIRST FOUR HOLLABAUGH, GALE FIELDS, OUR SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER AND AUDOBON REC CENTER.

THE TOTAL OF THOSE RANGES FROM TWO HUNDRED THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND TO FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY THOUSAND. THE TOTAL IS ABOUT ONE AND A QUARTER MILLION.

IF WE WERE TO PERMANENTLY INSTALL A GENERATOR AT ALL FOUR LOCATIONS.

WE LOOK AT SOME OTHER LOCATIONS AS WELL.

YOU CAN SEE GRANGER, BRADFIELD AND HOLFORD AND YOU CAN SEE THE COST OF THOSE THREE WOULD

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BE AN ADDITIONAL MILLION DOLLARS FOR ABOUT TWO AND A QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS TOTAL IF WE WERE TO OUTFIT ALL SEVEN.

SO BUT AS STAFF WAS LOOKING AT THIS ISSUE, ONE OF THE THINGS WE LOOKED AT AND THAT WE TALKED ABOUT IN THAT STAFF TALKED ABOUT WAS LOOKING AT HAVING SOME FLEXIBILITY IN REGARD TO HAVING SOME TEMPORARY GENERATORS THAT WE CAN MOVE AROUND.

AND FOR AN INSTANCE, WHAT IF WE HAD A TORNADO, THAT THE PATH OF THE TORNADO HIT THE TWO REC CENTERS THAT WE WERE OUTFITTING WITH THE PERMANENT GENERATORS.

SO THAT BROADENED THE DISCUSSION INTO A NUMBER OF THINGS.

LET ME SKIP DOWN HERE TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO TO COMPARE TO OPTION A WHICH IS ORIGINALLY US LOOKING AT HOW MUCH WOULD IT COST AND THOSE ARE JUST ESTIMATED COST.

THOSE AREN'T HARD BIDS, BUT OUR PROJECTED COST FOR PERMANENT GENERATORS, WHAT STAFF LOOKED AT AND WHAT WE'RE RECOMMENDING WOULD BE THAT WE ACTUALLY PURCHASED TWO MOBILE GENERATORS AND THEN WE WOULD RETROFIT FOUR REC CENTERS THAT WOULD BE SPREAD OUT GEOGRAPHICALLY THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

AND THEN YOU CAN SEE THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THAT, OR AT LEAST THE PROJECTED COST OF SOME. THAT'S ABOUT FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY FIVE THOUSAND FOR THE TWO GENERATORS AND THEN ROUGHLY ABOUT ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND.

SO FOR A TOTAL OF FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY FIVE THOUSAND TO RETROFIT FOUR REC CENTERS AND THEN TO PURCHASE TWO GENERATORS.

AND THEN YOU CAN SEE THE NOTES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SLIDE DOWN THERE.

AGAIN, IT'S WE WERE LOOKING AT WE WANTED SOMETHING THAT WOULD GIVE US SOME FLEXIBILITY.

WE WANTED SOMETHING THAT WOULD SPREAD OUT THE POSSIBILITIES THROUGHOUT THE CITY AND JUST GIVE US SOME GREATER FLEXIBILITY.

SO I THINK WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR TONIGHT, MAYOR WOULD BE THIS WAS AT THE REQUEST AND DIRECTION OF COUNCIL TO LOOK AT THESE POSSIBILITIES.

WE WERE ALREADY IN THE BOND PROGRAM, SOME OF THE REC CENTERS THIS GAVE US SOME POSSIBILITY AS WELL.

BUT THE FUNDING FOR THIS, A SMALL PORTION OF IT MAY BE FROM THE BOND PROGRAM IF IT FITS WITH THAT FACILITY THAT WAS ALREADY IN THE BOND PROGRAM.

BUT WE WOULD BE LOOKING FOR SOME ADDITIONAL FUNDING SOURCES EITHER IN THIS COMING CIP LATER THIS YEAR, THE FIRST OF THE YEAR, AND POSSIBLY SOME ONE TIME FUNDING AVAILABLE THROUGH THE THROUGH THE NORMAL BUDGET PROCESS.

SO THE FUNDING HAS NOT BEEN YET TOTALLY IDENTIFIED, BUT THIS GIVES US A LITTLE BETTER FIGURE. AND AGAIN, JUST TO REMIND YOU, YOU'RE LOOKING AT A LITTLE OVER HALF MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY FIVE THOUSAND PROJECTED FOR THE TWO MOBILE GENERATORS AND RETROFITTING FOUR LOCATIONS AND THEN ON OPTION A AGAIN, OF COURSE, WE DON'T HAVE TO DO ALL THESE.

WE'RE NOT SAYING YOU HAVE TO DO ALL FOUR OR EVEN ALL SEVEN.

YOU COULD PICK ONE OR TWO.

YOU COULD PICK THREE.

WE HAVE DIFFERENT OPTIONS AND THESE ARE THE COST FACILITY.

BUT AGAIN, I THINK STAFF AND I KNOW STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION IS TO GO WITH OPTION B TO GIVE US SOME MORE FLEXIBILITY TO HANDLE THE NEEDS AS THEY ARISE.

AND I DO HAVE STAFF AVAILABLE THAT IF THERE ARE ANY TECHNICAL OR PROCEDURAL QUESTIONS, BUT WE WOULD BE LOOKING FOR SOME SORT OF CONSENSUS WHETHER IT WOULD BE PURSUE SOME OPTIONS AT OPTION A OR A COUPLE OF LOCATIONS, WHETHER IT BE SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF OPTION B, WITH THAT I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AND I'LL UNSHARE.

COUNCIL MEMBER VERA.

MR. BATES? YES SIR. OK THIS ONLY INCLUDES BUYING GENERATORS.

IT DON'T INCLUDE THE UPKEEP, CORRECT? SO THERE WOULD BE ONGOING MAINTENANCE.

WE DO HAVE SOME GENERATORS.

SO THERE IS SOME ADDITIONAL THERE'S SOME REOCCURRING COSTS THAT WOULD OCCUR.

THERE'S FUEL AND THERE IS SOME MAINTENANCE COMPONENT TO THE TO THE GENERATORS.

YES. CAN YOU GIVE US AN ESTIMATE HOW MUCH IT WOULD COST? I DON'T HAVE THAT HERE WITH WELL, LET'S SEE.

I DON'T THINK I HAVE THAT HERE WITH ME, BUT I CAN GET THAT FIGURE FOR YOU.

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT.

YES SIR. BEFORE I VOTE OR DO ANYTHING ON IT.

THANK YOU. YES, SIR.

AND I MAY BE ABLE TO ASK I DON'T KNOW IF TERRY ANGLIN, OUR FLEET DIRECTOR, OR IF HE WOULD HAVE AN AVERAGE COST.

I KNOW WE'VE HAD SOME GENERATORS THAT WE'VE HAD TO DEAL WITH IN THE PAST OR POSSIBLY JENNY, IF EITHER ONE OF THOSE HAVE THAT ANSWER WITH THEM.

ALL RIGHT.

IT WOULD DIFFER FROM THE SIZE AND SCOPE OF THE GENERATORS THAT WE END UP WITH.

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WE HAVE APPROXIMATELY 30 GENERATORS IN THE CITY RIGHT NOW THAT WE MAINTAIN AND DO LOAD TESTING ON, AND WE PROVIDE MOST OF THE MAINTENANCE FROM WITHIN THE FLEET DEPARTMENT FOR THESE. WE DO HAVE HISTORY AND HISTORICAL INFORMATION ON THAT.

AND WE CAN PUT THAT TOGETHER SO YOU CAN HAVE A BALLPARK FIGURE OF WHAT THAT YEARLY COSTS TO SUPPORT THAT WITH.

AND THERE WILL ALSO BE A YEARLY COST FOR LOAD TESTING.

SO WE HAVE THEM ACTUALLY LOAD TESTED UNDER LOAD CONDITIONS ONCE A YEAR AS WELL.

SO WE'LL BE GETTING THAT TO YOU TO MAKE IT AVAILABLE.

OK, DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM MORRIS.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. SORRY, HAVING TROUBLE GETTING TO THE RIGHT BUTTONS HERE.

I APPRECIATE THE PRESENTATION AND THE THOUGHT THAT WENT BEHIND IT, HAVING LIVED THROUGH BEING IN THE LAST HOUSE IN GARLAND TO GOT DIRECTLY HIT BY THE OCTOBER 2019 TORNADO, THE RANDOMNESS AND THE ABILITY OF TORNADOES TO COMPLETELY DESTROY THINGS WITHOUT ADVANCE WARNING IS VERY MUCH IN MY MIND.

I LIKE OPTION B BECAUSE OF THE FLEXIBILITY.

I'M WONDERING, WITH LOAD TESTING AND SOME OF THESE OTHER MAINTENANCE ISSUES, WOULD IT NOT BE EASIER OR POSSIBLY CHEAPER TO DO LOAD TESTING AND MAINTENANCE WITH THE MOBILE GENERATORS WHERE THEY CAN JUST COME TO YOU INSTEAD OF YOU HAVING TO GO TO A SEPARATE RECREATION CENTERS AND DO THAT? AM I SEEING THAT WRONG? MR. ANGLIN, I GUESS I WAS SUGGESTING THAT TO YOU.

IF WE DID OPTION B, THEY WOULD BE PORTABLE GENERATORS THAT WOULD BE IN A STORED ON CITY PROPERTY. AND THAT WOULD BE THAT IS THE CASE.

THEY WOULD BE LOAD TESTED OFFSITE PROBABLY AT THE FLEET.

I THINK WE'RE GOING TO STORE ONE AT FLEET AND ONE AT FACILITIES SO WE CAN HAVE BEEN SPACED APART IN TOWN FOR THE OBVIOUS REASONS YOU JUST POINTED OUT.

AND IT WILL GIVE US A GREAT DEAL OF FLEXIBILITY TO USE THOSE IN OTHER AREAS AND OTHER BUILDINGS. THE DUCKWORTH BUILDING OR ANY OTHER BUILDING THAT WE HAVE THAT NEEDS INSTANT BACK UP DURING A CATASTROPHIC EVENT.

YES, MA'AM. YOU'RE CORRECT.

OK, YEAH I DO SUPPORT THAT.

THE OPTION B THAT JUST SEEMS BOTH SENSIBLE, SENSIBLE, FINANCIALLY AND SENSIBLE AS FAR AS THE UTILITY AND THE ABILITY TO MOVE THINGS AROUND AND HAVING MORE OF THE REC CENTERS EQUIPPED FOR THESE THINGS TO COME AND BE USED, BUT NOT HAVING PUTTING ALL OF OUR EGGS IN JUST A COUPLE BASKETS THAT MAKES SENSE TO ME.

SO. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, MAYOR COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

YOUR AUDIO IS REALLY DRAGGING.

I'M NOT SURE WE HAVE A VERY GOOD CONNECTION HERE.

OK. TRY ONE MORE TIME.

TESTING, TESTING. THERE YOU GO.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. ALL RIGHT, CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? YES, SIR, GO AHEAD. VERY GOOD.

YOU KNOW, BECAUSE OF WHAT RESPOND TO THIS REQUEST, WHICH WAS THE CITY WIDE ROLLING OUTAGE. I WAS AFRAID AT FIRST OF UNDERREACTING BY GOING WITH THE MOBILE GENERATION, BUT THE MORE I THINK ABOUT IT, THE MORE I THINK IT IS A GOOD FIRST STEP.

THERE'S SOME PRO'S AND CON'S JUST LIKE IN ANYTHING ELSE, AND ONE IS MAKING SURE THAT WE CAN DELIVER THOSE GENERATORS WHERE THEY NEED TO BE DELIVERED TO YOU KNOW IF THERE IS A DISASTER AREA. MAKING SURE WE CAN GET THE GENERATOR IN TO THE AREA TO PROVIDE POWER IS IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT LEAVES ME KIND OF QUESTIONING THE PORTABLE APPROACH.

BUT THE IDEA THAT WE'RE KEEPING MOBILE UNITS OUT OF THE WEATHER SAFER FROM VANDALISM AND THEFT. AND WE'RE.

YOU KNOW, IT'S I THINK THAT HAVING A COUPLE OF GENERATORS AND A LITTLE BIT OF MOBILITY IS BETTER THAN HAVING A LOT OF FIXED ASSETS.

AND I THINK I WOULD LIKE TO SEE US PURSUE THIS PARTICULAR PATH.

BUT BEYOND THAT, YOU KNOW, AS WE'RE BUILDING THESE NEW BUILDINGS, AS WE GO THROUGH THE BOND PROCESS, I DON'T THINK THAT WE NEED TO LIMIT THE DESIGN OF OUR BUILDINGS TO SUPPORTING GENERATORS, TO JUST REC CENTERS YOU KNOW, IF IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE CAN THROW IN, SAY, TO EVERY ONE OF OUR NEW BUILDINGS AS WE BUILD THEM, PROVIDE THAT HOOK UP FOR GENERATION AND BE ABLE TO DEPLOY THESE THINGS IN A REALLY FLEXIBLE MANNER.

I CAN SEE SOME BENEFIT THERE.

I KNOW THAT WE WEREN'T PREPARED TO TAKE ON A TWO AND A HALF MILLION DOLLAR COST.

I THINK HALF A MILLION IS VERY REACHABLE.

AGAIN, I DON'T WANT TO UNDERREACT TO TO THE ROLLING OUTAGES, BUT I CAN SEE SOME I CAN SEE SOME POTENTIAL BENEFITS TO TAKING THE MOBILE APPROACH WITHOUT A HUB.

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THANK YOU, MAYOR. SIR.

COUNCIL MEMBER HEDRICK. AND THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. AND THERE WAS ONE THING THAT COUNCILMAN SMITH TOUCHED ON IS WHETHER OR NOT ANY OTHER FACILITIES HAVE THE ABILITY ALREADY OR DO THEY ALREADY HAVE BACKUP ABILITY AND CAPABILITY? AH, YOU KNOW, THAT'S A QUESTION.

YEAH, THAT'S A QUESTION I'M WONDERING, DID ANY OTHER FACILITIES ALREADY EQUIPPED WITH BACKUP GENERATORS? AND I'M GOING TO ASK EITHER JENNY OR TERRY TO REMIND ME, I THINK WE'VE GOT I DON'T WANT TO GET THE NUMBER WRONG.

HOW MANY FACILITIES WE I KNOW WE HAVE SOME.

I KNOW POLICE AND THE POLICE BUILDING WITH 911 DISPATCH HAS THEIR OWN GENERATOR.

BUT, JENNY, DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY HAVE THAT? I DON'T HAVE THE EXACT NUMBER, BUT WE HAVE WE HAVE GENERATORS AT ALL ELEVEN FIRE STATIONS, A NUMBER OF OUR CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SITES SUCH AS APOLLO WATER, THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND IT BUILDING, DUCKWORTH BUILDING, ET CETERA.

SO WE HAVE QUITE A FEW GENERATORS ALREADY AT SITES, BUT IN MOST CASES THEY DON'T GENERALLY TEND TO COVER THE ENTIRE BUILDING.

WE JUST COVER CRITICAL COMPONENTS OR CRITICAL SYSTEMS THAT NEED TO STAY UP DURING A DURING ANY KIND OF POWER OUTAGE.

AND THOSE BUILDINGS YOU LISTED SOUNDS LIKE THOSE BUILDINGS WOULDN'T BE BUILDINGS NECESSARILY HOST PEOPLE OVERNIGHT IF WE NEEDED TO, FOR INSTANCE, LIKE THAT WITH THE SNOWSTORM WE HAD.

THAT'S CORRECT. THE QUESTION ANOTHER QUESTION IS, THEN YOU'VE SHOWN TWO DIFFERENT SIZES OF PORTABLE GENERATORS.

ARE THOSE SUFFICIENT DO WE NEED TO GO BIGGER OR SMALLER, ARE THEY SUFFICIENT TO POWER WHAT WE DID, SIMILAR KIND OF RESPONSE.

WE HAD TO HEAT THE BUILDING AT LEAST, AND PROVIDE POWER FOR PEOPLE CHARGING PHONES AND THAT SORT OF THING. YEAH, TERRY, WOULD YOU LIKE OR JENNY EITHER ONE GO AHEAD AND ANSWER THE TECHNICAL I'LL ADDRESS THAT.

YOU KNOW, WE LOOK AT THAT AND WE MAY AT THE END OF THIS RESIDE ON TWO LARGE GENERATORS, WE WERE LOOKING AT OUR OPTIONS.

THE SMALLER GENERATOR LISTED, INDEED, IS BASICALLY WHAT WE WERE USING AT ONE OF THE SINGULAR LOCATIONS DURING THE SNOWMAGEDDON, I CALL IT, AND IT SUFFICED.

BUT TO JENNY'S POINT, IT WOULDN'T RUN.

EVERYTHING THAT YOU WOULD NEED OF THE LARGER UNIT WOULD GIVE US MORE DIVERSITY.

AND ALSO, ONE THING I'D LIKE TO POINT OUT IS WE WOULD ALSO HAVE THE ABILITY TO BRING IN CONTRACT GENERATORS IF WE NEEDED LARGER OR MORE.

IF WE HAD SEVERAL OF THE FACILITIES SET UP, WE COULD HAVE THESE SET UP ON AN AGREEMENT.

SO THAT WE WOULD KNOW THAT THEY WOULD BE THERE AND GET THAT CONTRACT ESTABLISHED SO WE CAN EXPEDITE THE ONES WE HAVE IN PLACE, AND IF WE NEEDED ADDITIONAL IF WE HAD MORE OF THE BUILDINGS WITH INTERFACE, THEN WE COULD BRING ON THE LEASED GENERATORS, WHICH WOULD CUT DOWN THE FUNDING NEEDED TO SUPPORT THE EFFORT.

CONTRACT GENERATOR THAT KIND OF IMAGE.

THAT MAKES ME A LITTLE HESITANT BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHEN WE NEED THOSE THOSE BE AVAILABLE NECESSARILY WITH IF WE OWN THEM OURSELVES.

BUT I GUESS IT'S SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD OR LOOK INTO COST WISE.

ADDITIONALLY, THE CONTRACTS AND I ALSO ASSUME WE HAVE ALL THE EQUIPMENT TO FUEL THEM AND TRANSPORT THEM AROUND THE CITY AND ALL THOSE COSTS WEREN'T INCLUDED.

I KNOW, BUT I ASSUME WE ALREADY HAVE THAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT TO BE ABLE TO DISTRIBUTE THEM AND REFUEL THEM AS NECESSARY.

YES, SIR. WE FUELED APPROXIMATELY OH GOODNESS.

PROBABLY TWENTY GENERATORS DURING THE SEVEN OR EIGHT DAY WINTER EVENT AND MOVED EIGHTEEN THOUSAND GALLONS OUT OF THE GROUND THAT WE HAVE A GASOLINE ALLEY TO THE VARIOUS LOCATIONS. AND THAT WAS AN AROUND THE CLOCK EFFORT.

BUT WE'VE GOT THAT. OK, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

AND TO THE POINT ON THE I'M NOT SURE THAT I'M INTERESTED IN THE CONTRACT GENERATORS.

THAT IS NOT A LINE THAT I WANT TO BE WAITING.

AND I DON'T THINK IF THE NEED IS THERE.

SO VERY GOOD QUESTION, SIR.

COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

IF WE WENT WITH THE MOBILE GENERATORS, WHAT WOULD WE EXPECT THE DEPLOYMENT TIME WOULD BE? I MEAN, IF WE NEEDED THESE, YOU KNOW, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT OR SOMETHING, HOW LONG WOULD IT TAKE US TO ACTUALLY DEPLOY ONE OF THESE UNITS IN AND HOOK IT UP AT A CENTER? I'M GOING TO ANSWER THAT. YEAH, WE'RE TWENTY ONE SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTY FIVE.

WE HAVE FOLKS ON CALL.

WE WOULD HAVE THINGS ALREADY SET UP FOR THAT EXERCISE TO BE IN PLACE.

THE UNITS ARE GOING TO BE KEPT MAINTAINED UNDER OUR CONTROL.

SO THEY'RE GOING TO BE EXERCISED BY WEEKLY THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

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SO THEY'RE ALWAYS UP. IT WOULD BE A MATTER OF FORTY FIVE MINUTES TO AN HOUR MAX TO HAVE ONE IN PLACE. OK, I'M TRYING TO CONTEXTUALIZE THIS WITH THE BECAUSE WE ALWAYS PLAN FOR THE LAST DISASTER THAT WE HAD.

I'M TRYING TO CONTEXTUALIZE THIS WITHIN THE LAST DISASTER.

AND I GUESS THAT'S MY CONCERN IS THE DEPLOYMENT TIME WE'RE TRYING TO DEPLOY THEM ON ROADS THAT ARE ICY OR ROADS THAT HAVE OTHER ISSUES SIMILAR TO WHAT COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH WAS MENTIONING. ARE WE GOING TO HAVE AN ISSUE GETTING TO CERTAIN PLACES? SO I GUESS THAT'S A LITTLE BIT OF MY CONCERN WITH THIS.

IN CANDIDLY MAKES ME LEAN TOWARDS TOWARDS PUTTING IN PLACE GENERATION.

AND JUST HAVING THAT GOING FORWARD, IF WE ALREADY HAVE IT AT ALL OF THESE, AND I DON'T THINK WE ALREADY HAVE IT, ALL THE FIRE STATIONS AND ALL THESE OTHER BUILDINGS, I DON'T THINK IT'S A REAL CONCERN.

AND NO ONE'S GOING TO WALK OFF WITH A FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY FIVE KILOWATT GENERATOR.

I MEAN, THESE THINGS ARE PRETTY SUBSTANTIAL PIECES OF EQUIPMENT.

AND I DON'T THINK WE HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH PEOPLE VANDALIZING THEM OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, SO. I DON'T KNOW I'M A LITTLE BIT TORN ON THAT, I'M A LITTLE BIT MORE INCLINED TO SAY SOMETHING IN PLACE BECAUSE WHEN IT'S AN EMERGENCY AND WHEN YOU NEED IT, YOU NEED IT THERE AND YOU NEED IT RIGHT THEN, WHICH IS A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT WE RAN INTO.

NOT A LITTLE BIT. A LOT OF IT.

I MEAN, YOU KNOW, AND AS WE KNOW THE OUTAGES, WE'RE NOT REALLY ROLLING OUTAGES.

WE HAD PEOPLE WHO WERE WITHOUT POWER FOR NINETY HOURS.

EIGHTY, EIGHTY NINE HOURS WITHOUT POWER AND PEOPLE IN REALLY HORRIBLE CONDITIONS.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, UNFORTUNATELY, TOOK US MORE TIME THAN WE WOULD HAVE LIKED TO BECAUSE WE'VE NEVER HAD TO DO IT BEFORE STAND UP SOME OF THESE CENTERS.

AND SO I'D LIKE TO KNOW I'M JUST REAL CONCERNED THAT IN A SITUATION WHERE WE REALLY NEED IT, IF THE ROADS AREN'T PASSABLE OR IF THEY'RE OTHERWISE DIFFICULT TO GET DOWN, THAT THAT MIGHT PROVIDE SOME REAL CHALLENGES FOR US.

I DON'T KNOW. MAYBE WE HANDLE THAT WITH PRE STAGING.

I DON'T KNOW. BUT IT'S DEFINITELY A CONCERN.

THEY DON'T HAVE ANY ANSWERS. THANK YOU MAYOR.

THAT'S ALL I'VE GOT.

YOU KNOW, HOPEFULLY, YES.

I MEAN, OBVIOUSLY WE CAN'T PREDICT WHEN AND WHERE DISASTERS WOULD HAPPEN.

BUT, YOU KNOW, OUR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOLKS TRY TO KEEP US INFORMED AS POSSIBLE.

SO PRE STAGING THOSE OR PREPPING THEM, CERTAINLY, YOU KNOW, WOULD BE PART OF THE SYSTEM, I WOULD HOPE. COUNCILMAN WILLIAMS. THANK YOU, MAYOR, MITCH.

CAN YOU PUT THE OPTION B SCREEN BACK UP PLEASE.

YES, SIR, CAN YOU SEE IT? YES, SIR.

YES, SIR. SO JUST TO THANK YOU, JUST FOR EXAMPLE, WITHOUT A BOND BEING CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCT BEING PUT TOGETHER, HOW MIGHT IF WE DID RETROFITTING AS A PART OF THE CURRENT BUILDING PROCESS? OUR INNOVATION PROCESS, HOW MIGHT THAT IMPACT THE PROJECTED COSTS THAT ARE ON THIS SCREEN? ANY IDEA? WELL, I KNOW WE'VE HAD THOSE VERY DISCUSSIONS WITH OUR TEAM AND THIS ADDITIONAL COST YOU SEE HERE IS WHAT WE'RE PROJECTING THAT IT WILL COST WITHIN THE BUDGET, WHETHER WE FIND SEPARATE FUNDING OR WHETHER IT'S IN THE EXISTING BOND PROGRAM BUDGET FOR THAT EITHER WAY.

BUT THIS IS WHAT WE THINK IT WILL COST TO ADD.

SO, OK, GIVEN WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE KIND OF RENOVATIONS IS THAT YOU'RE SAYING.

YES. OK, OK, OK.

MY SECOND QUESTION IS, AND I'M LEANING TOWARD OPTION B, MY SECOND QUESTION IS ON A WHAT IS THE PROTECTION PLAN FOR LACK OF A BETTER TERM ON THESE UNITS? I KNOW WE DO A LOT OF THE SERVICING THAT'S BEEN INDICATED.

WE DO A LOT OF SERVICING OUR OWN.

BUT WHAT IS THE WARRANTY, IF YOU WILL? WHAT'S AN IDEA OF THE PROTECTION PLAN THAT WE WOULD HAVE IF WE PURCHASED THE MOBILE UNITS. I'LL LET TERRY ANSWER THAT IF HE CAN.

WELL A COUPLE OF THINGS. FIRST OF ALL, WE WOULD LOOK AT EXTENDED WARRANTIES FOR THESE TO COVER ANY OF THOSE BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO BE AN EXTENDED AMOUNT OF TIME.

AND ONCE AGAIN, PLEASE KEEP IN MIND WE'RE EARLY IN THE GAME HERE.

STILL LOOKING FOR THE SPECIFICS IN A LOT OF THAT PRELIMINARY INFORMATION ON HOW LONG AND LASTING. AND WE'VE ALSO MADE PROVISIONS IN THIS PLAN IN REFERENCE TO SECURE THESE UNITS

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THAT ARE LOCKABLE, SECURABLE.

WE CAN MAKE IMMOBILE, WE'LL ALSO ALL OF THE ELECTRICAL INTERFACES WOULD BE SECURE LOCKED IN CABINETS. ALL THE BLINDS WILL BE IN TRACKING MATERIAL AND CLOSED.

SO THERE'S A LOT OF MOVING PARTS THAT WILL COME TOGETHER TO MAKE THESE REALLY VERY SAFE IN REFERENCE TO BEING EXPOSED TO THE PUBLIC AND PEOPLE WALKING AROUND AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE. AND WE'RE ALSO LOOKING AT THE FACILITIES AT THE MOST IDEAL LOCATIONS TO PUT THEM WHERE THEY WILL NOT BE IN THE MAIN TRAFFIC AREAS AND WHERE THEY'LL BE AWAY FROM FRESH AIR VENTS DRAWING IN.

WE PATCHED THESE UNITS WITH SOUND AND ISOLATION MATERIALS WHERE THEY WILL BE QUIETER THAN NORMAL THAT YOU NORMALLY HEAR ON THE STREET WORKING A JACKHAMMER.

SO LIKE AN AIR COMPRESSOR.

SO WE TOOK SEVERAL THINGS IN CONSIDERATION AND WE'LL DEFINITELY BE OPEN TO ANY OTHER COMMENTS THAT Y'ALL MAY TABLE THAT WE MIGHT NOT HAVE GRASPED AT THIS POINT.

TERRY ANOTHER QUESTION FOR YOU, I THINK YOU TOUCHED ON IT EARLIER, IF WE WERE TO GO WITH OPTION B AS A PART OF OUR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PREPARATION EXERCISES.

WOULD YOU AND YOUR TEAM BE DOING EXERCISES FOR THAT ADDRESSES THE INSTALL TIME, THE MOVING FROM ONE PLACE TO THE OTHER? WOULD THAT BE SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE INCLUDED IN YOUR PREP TIME IF WE PURCHASED THESE UNITS SO THAT YOU AND AND COUNCIL WOULD HAVE SOME IDEA OF IDEA I THINK YOU SAID FORTY FIVE MINUTES WOULD THIS BE INCORPORATED IN YOUR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PREP PACKAGE, YOUR PROCESSES AS AN ACTUAL DEPENDING ON POINT A TO POINT B, THOSE KIND OF THINGS.

AND YOU CAN'T, YOU CAN'T MAKE IT SNOW, YOU CAN'T BRING ICE.

I MEAN YOU CAN BUT BECAUSE WE'VE GOT SOME ICE MACHINES AT SOME INTERSECTIONS, SO MAYBE WE CAN WE CAN BREAK ONE OF THOSE.

BUT ANYWAY, I DIDN'T SAY THAT MAYOR, BUT TALK ABOUT INCORPORATING, IF WE WENT WITH THE MOBILE UNITS. HOW WOULD YOU INCORPORATE THIS INTO YOUR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PREP PIECE? AND I'M THINKING HERE, THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS TORNADO, I SAW A LOT OF THINGS LIKE LIGHTS AND THINGS THAT WERE PUT ON THE GROUND, PARTICULARLY OVER DISTRICT THREE AT THE EDGE OF DISTRICT FOUR IN RECORD TIME.

SO MY QUESTION TO YOU, HOW WOULD YOU INCORPORATE THIS INTO YOUR PREPARATION SO YOU WOULD HAVE SOME KIND OF REAL TIME ESTIMATES OF WHAT IT WOULD TAKE TO TO INSTALL THESE, TO HAVE READY? AND IF WE'VE GOT LET'S SAY WE'VE GOT 50 PEOPLE WHO NEED SOME SPACE, JUST.

HOW LONG WOULD IT TAKE YOU TO DROP THESE, MAKE SURE THESE ARE WORKING AND AND WE CAN OPEN THE DOOR FOR 50 PEOPLE? SO TALK ABOUT THAT PLEASE.

ONE THING WE WOULD DO.

WE WOULD MAP OUT EACH LOCATION, WHAT ROUTE WE WOULD USE WITH ALTERNATE ROUTES AS BACKUPS.

WE WOULD ALSO GO THROUGH EACH ONE OF THESE LOCATIONS THAT ARE FEASIBLE SO WE COULD GO TO THE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS, MAKE SURE EVERYTHING'S UP, MAKE SURE EVERYTHING'S PROPER.

AND AS I POINTED OUT EARLIER, WE WOULD START THE UNITS BIWEEKLY.

THEY STAY INSIDE.

WE WOULD DO MAINTENANCE THEM ON OUR PROGRAM OR WE WOULD HAVE OUR HANDS ON THEM TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE READY WITH BATTERY MONITORS ON BATTERIES, THINGS THAT ARE UP IN NATURE. WE WOULD ALSO MAKE SURE THAT THE VEHICLES THAT WE NEED TO GET TO THE TYPE OF WEATHER YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT ARE AVAILABLE WITHIN THE CITY TO OUR USE.

WE WOULD HAVE THESE UNITS STAGED UP AND WE DO A LOT NOW.

WE WE WATCH THE WEATHER JUST ABOUT AS MUCH AS ANYBODY.

AND DURING THE WEATHER OR CURRENT EVENTS OR THINGS OF THAT NATURE, WE TOP OFF ALL THE FUEL IN THE CITY. THAT'S A BIG THING.

WE CAN'T RUN OUT OF FUEL IF WE CAN'T GET FUEL FOR A WEEK OR TWO WEEKS.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE FUEL NOT ONLY FOR EMERGENCY GENERATORS, BUT FOR GP&L WATER AND THOSE VEHICLES.

SO WE ARE ALREADY IN A MODE THAT YOU JUST DESCRIBED.

THIS WOULD JUST BE ADDED TO THAT PROCESS IN PRACTICE AND AND THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES TO MAKE SURE THAT WE COULD PRODUCE WHAT YOU'RE NEEDING WOULD BE PUT IN PLACE.

YES, SIR. THANK YOU, SIR.

THANKS, TERRY. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. THANK YOU SIR.

DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM MORRIS, THANK YOU, MAYOR, I'M SORRY FOR PUNCHING IN A SECOND TIME, BUT COUNCILMAN AUBIN COMMENTS MADE ME REALIZE THERE WAS ANOTHER RELATED QUESTION I WANTED TO ASK. MR. BATES IT'S PROBABLY FOR YOU.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE US ON AVERAGE TO SET UP A SHELTER BEFORE WE'RE READY TO RECEIVE

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CITIZENS INTO IT? YOU KNOW, I WAS THINKING BACK THESE LAST SHELTERS, FROM THE MOMENT THE DECISION IS MADE, FIRST THINGS FIRST, WE GOT TO GET STAFF, GET THEM OUT THERE.

AND NOW WE'VE ALREADY PREPPED THEM.

WE'VE ALREADY LET IT KIND OF GIVE THEM A HEADS UP IF THE SHELTER OPERATIONS COMING THEY KNOW, BUT IT'S GOING TO TAKE US A FEW HOURS MINIMUM.

AND I WAS THINKING BACK THIS PAST FEBRUARY AND I THINK IT WAS ABOUT THREE OR PROBABLY FOUR HOURS OR SO, WE WERE READY TO START ACCEPTING PEOPLE.

SO IT DOES TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO GET IT READY AND PREPPED AND READY TO GO ONCE THE DECISION MADE. YES, WE NEED TO OPEN OPEN A SHELTER.

SO AND TO FOLLOW UP A LITTLE BIT, I FAILED WHEN WE STARTED.

MISTY DISCUSSIONS. SO REGARDLESS OF WHICHEVER WAY WE GO WITH THIS, THIS IS ALL PART OF THE DISCUSSION. WHATEVER THE OPERATION IS, IS THAT COMMUNICATIONS ON WEATHER I'LL BE IT AN ICE STORM BE ITS POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE WEATHER? THAT COMMUNICATION IS GOING ON.

WEATHER AND BOTH OF THESE ARE GOOD OPTIONS, OPTION A IS A GOOD OPTION.

OPTION B IS A GOOD OPTION.

I DON'T KNOW IF THERE IS A PERFECT OPTION.

AND THAT'S REALLY WHERE WE STARTED A STAFF.

WE LOOKED AT OPTION A AND STARTED WITH THAT AND WE WENT TO OPTION B, THEN WE WENT BACK TO A AND IT'S JUST A MATTER OF LOOKING AT ALL THE POSSIBILITIES WE CAN GO ON FROM THERE.

SO BUT EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, THOSE PLANS, THAT COMMUNICATION IS A PART OF THE PROCESS.

OK, SO SO FROM THE TIME THE DECISION IS MADE AND THE WORD GOES OVER TO FLEET TO SAY WE NEED GENERATORS TO BE DISPATCHED TO THESE PLACES AND STAFF GETS TOLD WE WANT TO OPEN THESE LOCATIONS AS A SHELTER, THIS IS ALL MOVING CONCURRENTLY.

I WOULD ASSUME SO.

FORTY FIVE MINUTES TO AN HOUR DELIVERY TIME OR EVEN IF IT EXTENDED, WOULD BE WITHIN THE THE TIME WE WOULDN'T HAVE CITIZENS SITTING THERE WAITING FOR A GENERATOR TO ARRIVE BECAUSE THE SHELTER SET UP WOULD BE IN PROCESS AT THAT POINT.

IS THAT. DOES THAT SOUND REASONABLE? IS THAT ACCURATE? YES, MA'AM.

AS SOON AS THE DECISION IS MADE, NOT ONLY WE'RE NOTIFYING THE TEAM AS FAR AS THE STAFFING PART OF IT, BUT TERRY AND HIS TEAM AND ALL THE REST OF THE FOLKS THAT WE TALKED ABOUT, THAT NOTIFICATION WILL GO OUT THE SAME TIME.

ALL THE PLANS WOULD BE IN PLACE TO TO ENACT THAT, WHETHER IT BE ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT, GENERATORS, STAFFING, WHATEVER IT WOULD BE.

AND IT ALL STARTS AT THE SAME TIME.

YOU KNOW, A COMPLICATING FACTOR WOULD BE ICE ON THE ROADWAY, SOMETHING LIKE THAT DEBRIS IN THE ROADWAY FROM A TORNADO.

TERRY'S TEAM HAS BEEN PHENOMENAL IN GETTING WHATEVER EQUIPMENT OR WHATEVER WE NEED TO GET THERE. BUT SOMETIMES THERE COULD BE DELAYS.

BUT LIKELY IT WOULD BE THAT BY THE TIME WE GOT THE STAFFING, THE OTHER SUPPLIES IN PLACE, WE COULD LIKELY, IN MOST CASES, GET GENERATORS IN PLACE.

OK, AND IF THERE'S A LOT OF DEBRIS OR A TORNADO HAS COME THROUGH, THAT WOULD ALSO, UNDER THE PORTABLE PLAN, GIVE US FLEXIBILITY OF CHOOSING WHICH CENTERS WOULD BE THE MOST ACCESSIBLE. SO WE OBVIOUSLY WOULDN'T WANT TO OPEN A SHELTER IN THE MIDDLE OF A PLACE THAT'S BEEN DEVASTATED BY A TORNADO.

AND YOU CAN'T GET THERE BECAUSE OF TREES ON THE ROAD.

SO, YES, MA'AM. OK.

ALL RIGHT. THAT ANSWERED MY QUESTION.

I SEE TERRY HAS HIS HAND UP.

IS THAT IN RESPONSE TO MY QUESTION? WELL I JUST KIND OF HAD A COMMENT.

THE CITY HAS EIGHTEEN HUNDRED PIECES OF EQUIPMENT THAT VIRTUALLY CAN DO A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ANYTHING. AND WE WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT EQUIPMENT.

AND WE WOULD MOVE THINGS AND WE WOULD OPEN ROADS AND WE WOULD FOLLOW THAT PIECE OF EQUIPMENT WITH YOUR GENERATOR.

AND I ASSURE YOU, IT WILL GET WHERE IT NEEDS TO GO.

OK. ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THANK YOU, TERRY. AND YES, WE DO OWN A WIDE ARRAY OF EQUIPMENT IN THIS CITY.

ALL RIGHT. I DON'T HAVE ANYONE ELSE.

LOOKS LIKE WE'VE CLEARED THE QUEUE ON THIS ITEM JUST FROM THE GENERAL DISCUSSION.

IT APPEARS THAT IT APPEARS THAT WE WERE MOVING TOWARDS OPTION B.

I KNOW COUNCIL MEMBER VERA HAD HAD REQUESTED SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AS FAR AS MAINTENANCE, ONGOING COSTS, WHICH OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE BUT DON'T HAVE BEFORE US.

BUT AGAIN, IT SEEMED LIKE WE WERE MOVING TOWARDS OPTION B BEING THE PREFERRED OPTION AND.

SORRY, I'M TRYING TO WATCH EVERYBODY IS THERE ANY OPPOSITION OR OR THAT WE'RE BASICALLY HAVING STAFF MOVE FORWARD WITH GATHERING MORE INFORMATION FOR OPTION B?

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OK, I SEE COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN IS IN OPPOSITION TO THAT.

NO, HE'S GOOD WITH IT.

I'M SORRY, I WASN'T SURE IF YOU WERE SAYING YES TO SAY NO OR NO TO SAY YES.

ALL RIGHT. WITH THAT, I BELIEVE THAT WE ARE IN AGREEMENT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH OPTION B AS HE HEADS NODDING. AND MITCH, THANK YOU.

AND TERRY, JENNY AND EVERYBODY FOR GETTING ALL THIS INFORMATION TOGETHER AND, YOU KNOW, PREPARING FOR PREPARING FOR THE NEXT DISASTER BECAUSE THERE WILL ALWAYS BE ANOTHER DISASTER. IT'S JUST INEVITABLE.

AND SO I'M GLAD THAT WE'RE LOOKING AHEAD AND TO TRY TO MITIGATE IT AS MUCH AS WE POSSIBLY CAN. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, SIR. ALL RIGHT, AND THAT WILL MOVE US ON TO ITEM FIVE, WHICH IS DISCUSS

[5. Discuss Appointments to Boards and Commissions]

APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AND COUNCIL MEMBER HEDRICK HAS AN APPOINTMENT FOR TOMORROW NIGHT. AND JUST A REMINDER TO AND FOR OUR NEW MEMBERS AS FAR AS APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, APPOINTMENTS DO NOT REQUIRE A SECOND.

WHEN YOU HAVE APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, WE WILL CALL ON YOU TO ANNOUNCE YOUR APPOINTMENTS AND THEN WE WILL VOTE.

SO COUNCIL MEMBER, HEDRICK, WE WILL DO THAT TOMORROW NIGHT.

AND. ITEM SIX, ANNOUNCE FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS.

[6. Announce Future Agenda Items]

SORRY COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH.

THANK YOU MAYOR CAN YOU HEAR ME OK? YES, AND I'M NOT SURE WHY I'M TALKING LOUDER WHEN I CALL ON YOU LIKE IT'S GOING TO HELP, BUT THAT'S OK.

I'D LIKE TO BRING A QUESTION BACK TO COUNCIL OUR COUNCIL POLICY CURRENTLY STATES THAT ALL MEETINGS FOR BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS WILL HAPPEN IN THE WORK SESSION ROOM.

I'D LIKE FOR US TO CONSIDER AS A COUNCIL SUSPENSION OF THAT POLICY FOR SOME PERIOD OF TIME UNTIL WE'RE THROUGH THE REST OF THE COVID ISSUES.

AND NOW THAT WE'RE STARTING TO MEET BACK IN PERSON, I DON'T WANT TO VIOLATE THE COUNCIL POLICY. I'D LIKE FOR US TO VOTE ON ITS SUSPENSION.

OK, THAT'S IT.

ALL RIGHT, VERY GOOD. DO WE HAVE A SECOND ON THAT? WE'LL BRING THAT FORWARD AT A FUTURE MEETING WE GOT A SECOND BY DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM MORRIS OK SIR.

AND WITH THAT, DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM MORRIS.

OK, THANK YOU, MAYOR, I HAVE TWO FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS, THE FIRST ONE I HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR THE LAST MONTH WITH THE GARLAND NAACP, AND THEY ARE FULLY SUPPORTIVE OF ASKING COUNCIL TO HAVE A JUNETEENTH CITYWIDE CELEBRATION STARTING IN 2022.

PARKS IS ALSO EXCITED ABOUT THIS, SO I DON'T THINK THIS NEEDS TO GO TO COUNCIL TO COMMITTEE. I DON'T BELIEVE IT'S UP TO YOU.

BUT IF COUNCIL WOULD LIKE TO TO PUT THAT ON FOR DISCUSSION.

I'LL SECOND, THAT I BELIEVE THAT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE FOR A WORK SESSION FOR THE ENTIRE COUNCIL AND VERY TIMELY IN THAT I'M SURE PARKS IS ALREADY WORKING ON THEIR BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR. SO OUR BUDGET AND PLANNING.

SO WE WILL SCHEDULE THAT FOR A FUTURE WORK SESSION.

OK, AGAIN, AND SECOND, SINCE OUR UPDATE TO OUR HOME OCCUPATION ORDINANCE SEVERAL MONTHS AGO, SOME OF THE CITIZEN COMMENTS ABOUT TRANSIENT PARKING OF WORKERS WHO COME IN AND WORK FROM HOME BUSINESSES, MY BETS AND BRYAN AND GLEN HAVE BEEN WORKING TOGETHER.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO ACTUALLY SEND THIS ONE TO COMMITTEE, WHICH IS PROBABLY TO MY COMMUNITY SERVICE AS AN AMENDMENT TO OUR HOME OCCUPATION ORDINANCE TO ADDRESS TRANSIENT PARKING OF WORKERS IN NEIGHBORHOODS RELATED TO HOME OCCUPATIONS.

OK. AND I WILL SECOND THAT WE'LL SEND THAT TO COMMUNITY SERVICES.

THANK YOU, SIR. AND THAT'S IT.

OK. AND COUNCIL MEMBER MOORE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME SIR? YES, SIR.

YOUR FIRST TIME IN THE QUEUE, WELCOME.

YES MY FIRST SPEAKING.

UNFORTUNATELY, IT'S GOT TO BE THE BEST OF THE THINGS THAT WE NEED TO LOOK AT BY WAY OF WINTER PARK.

I SPOKE A LITTLE BIT TODAY WITH CHIEF BRYAN.

AND AS A RESULT OF SOME OF THE THINGS THAT HAPPENED OVER THE WEEKEND, I WAS ACTUALLY DOWN HERE ON SATURDAY AND.

OK, HANG ON ED.

I'M JUST SORRY COUNCIL MEMBER MOORE DURING THIS TIME.

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WE CAN'T DISCUSS THE ITEMS. WE CAN JUST BRING THE TOPIC.

OK, I THINK WE NEED TO PUT ON THE AGENDA ITEM DISCUSSION IN BRIEFING SOMETHING AS IT RELATES TO THE FUTURE, HOW WE'RE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD WITH WINTER PARK.

ABSOLUTELY, AND I WILL SECOND THAT AND WE WILL GET THAT ON OUR NEXT MEETING.

THANK YOU, SIR. OK, THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER ADDITIONAL FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS? OBVIOUSLY, IF YOU DON'T HAVE ONE TONIGHT OR ONE COMES UP IN BETWEEN, IF YOU CAN COMMUNICATE THAT TO MYSELF AND MR. BRADFORD WITH YOUR SECOND, WE WILL GET THAT.

WE WILL GET THAT ITEM MOVING.

ALL RIGHT, THAT WILL MOVE US TO ITEM SEVEN, COUNCIL WILL MOVE INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION, THE

[7. Council will move into Executive Session]

CITY COUNCIL WILL ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO SECTIONS FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ZERO EIGHT SEVEN FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ZERO SEVEN TWO AND FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ZERO SEVEN ONE OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE TO DELIBERATE OR DISCUSS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MATTERS RELATED TO AN INCENTIVE TO A BUSINESS PROSPECT FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ZERO EIGHT SEVEN, THE PURCHASE EXCHANGE LEASE OR VALUE OF A TRACT OF REAL PROPERTY AND IMPROVEMENTS LOCATED IN THE VICINITY OF WEST WALNUT AND NORTH SHILOH FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ZERO SEVEN TWO AND ATTORNEY CLIENT MATTERS CONCERNING PRIVILEGE.

AND UNPRIVILEGED CLIENT INFORMATION FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ZERO SEVEN ONE.

ALSO, THE COUNCIL WILL FURTHER ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO SECTIONS FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ONE THREE THREE AND FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ZERO SEVEN ONE OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE TO DELIBERATE DISCUSS VOTE AND TAKE FINAL ACTION WITH REGARD TO COMPETITIVE MATTERS.

ON THE FOLLOWING, A RESOLUTION RELATING TO ELECTRIC UTILITY COMPETITIVE MATTERS.

APPROVING A CERTAIN CONSENT AGREEMENT WITH DELILAH, SOLAR ENERGY LLC, DELILAH SOLAR CLASS B HOLDINGS LLC AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST CO., AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE SAME MEMORIALIZING AND RATIFYING A PREVIOUSLY APPROVED POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF GARLAND, TEXAS, AND SAMSUN SOLAR ENERGY LLC FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ONE THREE THREE AND ATTORNEY CLIENT MATTERS CONCERNING PRIVILEGE AND UNPRIVILEGED CLIENT INFORMATION FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ZERO SEVEN ONE COUNCIL.

WE WILL ADJOURN AND OUR NEW MEMBERS, WE WILL ADJOURN THIS MEETING LOGOUT.

AND I BELIEVE EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED THE LINK FOR THE EXECUTIVE SESSION.

WITH THAT IF WE COULD HAVE EVERYBODY BACK ONLINE AT 7:40 PLEASE, 7:40 AND WE ARE IN RECESS.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.