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[Call to Order]

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GOOD MORNING.

IT IS SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2021.

AND THIS IS A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE GARLAND CITY COUNCIL FOR OUR DEPARTMENTAL BUDGET REVIEWS FOR THIS UPCOMING YEAR.

OBVIOUSLY, WE HAVE SHIFTED BACK TO VIRTUAL MEETINGS FOR OUR REMAINING MEETINGS IN AUGUST, WHICH IS STILL ALLOWED UNDER THE GOVERNOR'S CURRENT ORDERS.

SO THE FIRST THING ON OUR AGENDA IS I DO HAVE A COUPLE OF FOLKS WHO ARE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK PERSONS WISHING TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL AT THIS TIME AND HAVE THREE MINUTES TO ADDRESS AGENDA ITEMS ONLY.

AND I'LL ACKNOWLEDGE YOU.

I'LL OPEN THE LINE ON OUR END AND THEN YOU CAN UNMUTE YOURSELF IF YOU GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD AND THEN YOU WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES.

THE FIRST PERSON I HAVE SIGNED UP IS DAMON WILSON.

MR. WILSON, I'VE OPENED THE LINE ON OUR END.

OH, I'M SORRY, I WANTED TO JUST LISTEN, AND I DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING.

OK, THANK YOU, SIR.

THE NEXT PERSON I HAVE IS JOSH GARCIA.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I'M NOT SPEAKING TODAY, I'M JUST GOING TO WATCH.

ALL RIGHT.

VERY GOOD.

IT'S GOOD SEEING, JEFF BASS.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, SIR.

ALL RIGHT.

TOOK CARE OF THAT.

NOW THEN, OUR AGENDA TODAY IS A SERIES OF DEPARTMENT BUDGET PRESENTATIONS.

COUNCIL, WE'LL TRY TO KEEP AN EYE ON THE CLOCK AND WE WILL CERTAINLY HAVE SOME SOME RECESS IN BETWEEN AS WE WORK THROUGH THE LIST.

AND THEN WE'LL TAKE A BREAK MIDWAY THROUGH LUNCH.

BUT OUR GOAL HERE IS TO GET IS TO GET THROUGH 18 PRESENTATIONS.

WE HAVE TIME AT THE END FOR DISCUSSION, DELIBERATION.

SO WITH THAT, WE WILL GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED WITH THE OVERVIEW.

[A1 Overview of FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget Document]

ALLISON, I BELIEVE THAT'S YOU.

GOOD MORNING, MAYOR, COUNCIL MR. CITY MANAGER, AN ELECTRIC ELECTRONIC COPY OF THE FY 2022 PROPOSED BUDGET IS AVAILABLE ON THE CITY'S WEBSITE AND IN THE COUNCIL'S BOX.

COPIES OF TODAY'S PRESENTATIONS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE CITY COUNCIL'S BOX FOR YOUR REVIEW.

TODAY, DEPARTMENTS WILL BE PRESENTING ITEMS FUNDED IN THEIR PROPOSED BUDGET, AS WELL AS PROPOSED FEE CHANGES.

THESE FEE CHANGES WERE IDENTIFIED THROUGH A GENERAL FUND USER FEE, A SERVICE STUDY WHICH EVALUATED AND RECOMMENDED NEW FEE AND FEE STRUCTURES BASED ON COST RECOVERY AND COMPARISONS TO THE MARKET AND OTHER MUNICIPALITIES.

NOW I'LL TURN IT OVER TO ANDREW LARKIN TO PROVIDE A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE FY 2021-22 PROPOSED BUDGET DOCUMENT.

THANK YOU.

GOOD MORNING, COUNCIL.

I'M ANDREW BUDGET MANAGER.

AND LIKE ALISON SAID, I'M JUST GOING TO DO A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE STRUCTURE OF THE DOCUMENT AND GO OVER SOME OF THE CHANGES THAT WE MADE ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO.

SO I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND SHARE MY SCREEN.

I'M GOING TO WALK YOU THROUGH WHERE TO FIND THE DOCUMENT ON THE CITY'S WEBSITE.

CAN EVERYBODY SEE THE GARLAND EXTERNAL WEBSITE? YES, SIR.

ALL RIGHT.

SO FROM HERE, YOU'RE GOING TO GO TO GOVERNMENT AND THEN DOWN TO BUDGET AND RESEARCH.

AND THEN FROM THERE ON THE LEFT SIDE, IF YOU SEE THIS ANNUAL BUDGET DOCUMENTS LINK, WE HAVE THE PROPOSED DOCUMENT AS WELL AS FIVE YEARS OF THE PREVIOUS YEAR BUDGET DOCUMENTS.

SO I'VE ALREADY GOT A COPY DOWNLOADED.

SO I'M JUST GOING TO GO STRAIGHT INTO THE 2022 PROPOSED BUDGET.

ON THE LEFT SIDE.

WE DO RECOMMEND USING THESE LINKS TO NAVIGATE THE DOCUMENT.

AND HERE ARE THE MAIN SECTIONS OF BUDGET DOCUMENT.

FIRST UP IS THE TRUTH AND TAXATION STATEMENT REQUIRED BY STATE LAW TO GIVE A QUICK, QUICK OVERVIEW ON TAXES RAISED ON THE PROPERTY TAX SIDE OF THINGS.

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AND IT'S HOW WE CALCULATE THE SB2 RATE.

IF YOU GO HERE TO THE TABLE OF CONTENTS, THE MAIN TABLE OF CONTENTS ACTUALLY HAS IN DOCUMENT LINKS TO ALL THE OTHER AREAS OF THE DOCUMENT.

SO JUST FOR AN EXAMPLE, IF YOU WANTED TO SEE THE OPERATING BUDGET PRIORITIES, YOU COULD JUST CLICK RIGHT HERE ON THAT PART OF THE TABLE OF CONTENTS AND IT'LL TAKE YOU DIRECTLY TO THAT PAGE.

SO ALL THE TABLE OF CONTENTS WORK THAT WAY.

AND WE FEEL IT MAKES THE DOCUMENT A LOT EASIER TO GET AROUND.

IT'S A FIVE HUNDRED PAGE DOCUMENT.

SO ANY KIND OF TOOLS WE CAN PROVIDE DEFINITELY HELP INTO THE INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION.

THE BIG PIECE HERE IS THE COMMUNITY PROFILE.

WE SEND IT OUT TO DEPARTMENTS EACH YEAR TO HAVE UPDATED.

SO IF YOU HAVEN'T READ IT THIS YEAR, WE DO SUGGEST GIVING A QUICK READ BECAUSE WE TRY TO UPDATE IT WITH BIG THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN THE CITY EVERY YEAR.

FOLLOWING THE COMMUNITY PROFILE, AND THE INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION IS THE BUDGET MESSAGE, WHICH WAS PRESENTED BY MR. BRADFORD AT THE FORMAL BUDGET PRESENTATION ON AUGUST 3RD.

THAT SHOULD SOUND FAMILIAR.

AND FOLLOWING THE BUDGET MESSAGES, THE BUDGET OVERVIEW, THIS IS THE HIGH LEVEL SECTION OF THE DOCUMENT WHERE BUDGET PRIORITIES, THE COMBINED AND GENERAL FUND BUDGETS ARE DISCUSSED AS WELL AS CITYWIDE POSITIONS, EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION AND THEN TAX RATES, UTILITY RATES AND QUICK DISCUSSION ON SOME OF THE OTHER RATE AND FEE CHANGES.

THE OVERVIEW IS DESIGNED TO BE A VERY HIGH LEVEL OVERVIEW OF THE DOCUMENT.

TWO YEARS AGO, WE ACTUALLY CONDENSED THE OVERVIEW AND MOVED A LOT OF THE DEPARTMENT TO SPECIFIC INFORMATION TO THE FINANCIAL SUMMARIES.

THE FINANCIAL SUMMARIES SECTION IS REALLY THE MEAT OF THIS DOCUMENT.

YOU'LL FIND FUND SUMMARIES, DEPARTMENT DETAILS AND OTHER NARRATIVE SECTIONS ON EVERY DEPARTMENT AND FUND IN THE CITY.

JUST FOR EXAMPLE, THE COMBINED FUND SUMMARY, GENERAL FUND SUMMARY AND DISCUSSION.

AND THEN WE GET INTO THE GENERAL FUND DEPARTMENTS.

THESE ARE ORGANIZED BY THE FUNCTIONAL AREA OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, WHICH WOULD INCLUDE POLICE, FIRE, HEALTH, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, GENERAL GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC WORKS, NEIGHBORHOODS AND DEVELOPMENT, CULTURE AND RECREATION, DEBT SERVICE.

THEN WE GET INTO THE OTHER FUNDS, SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS, WHICH INCLUDE OUR GRANT FUNDS AND FUNDS THAT GENERATE REVENUE THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED GRANT OR OTHER TYPE OF TAX REVENUE, OTHER GOVERNMENTAL FUNDS.

AND THEN WE GET INTO OUR PROPRIETARY FUNDS, WHICH INCLUDE UTILITIES, OTHER ENTERPRISE FUNDS AND OUR INTERNAL SERVICE FUNDS.

SO IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ON ANY ONE OF THESE FUNDS OR DEPARTMENTS, IF YOU SIMPLY GO TO THE DEPARTMENT IN QUESTION, THIS SECTION WILL HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION REGARDING A PARTICULAR DEPARTMENT.

I JUST CLICK ON THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FUND AS AN EXAMPLE.

YOU'LL SEE A FUND SUMMARY MISSION, ACCOMPLISHMENTS, GOALS.

WE CALL THIS THE PERFORMANCE MEASURES.

HERE'S THE KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS BUDGET SUMMARY ON THE DEPARTMENT, WHICH GOES OVER THE DEPARTMENT'S PROPOSED BUDGET ON PERSONNEL OPERATIONS CAPITAL BY THE OPERATIONAL AREA STAFFING, AND THEN A QUICK NARRATIVE PUT TOGETHER TO KIND OF GIVE YOU THE CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR'S BUDGET.

THAT'S REALLY WHAT MAKES UP THE FINANCIAL SUMMARY SECTION.

THE EXPENDITURE SUMMARIES IS ANOTHER, MORE CONSOLIDATED WAY TO GO OVER THE FINANCIALS IN THE PROPOSED BUDGET.

YOU'LL SEE EACH DEPARTMENT PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE TWENTY TWO YEAR BROKEN UP BY PERSONNEL OPERATIONS.

FOLLOWING THE EXPENDITURE SUMMARY SECTION IS OUR PERSONNEL SECTION.

IT'S REALLY MADE UP OF THREE SECTIONS HERE.

OUR EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION NARRATIVE, WHICH GIVES US A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF OUR COMPENSATION PHILOSOPHIES AND WHAT'S GOING ON.

THE CHANGES FOR THE COMING YEAR.

NEXT COUPLE OF PAGES ARE THE CHANGES FROM THE CURRENT YEAR AS WELL AS CHANGES FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET YEAR.

AND FINALLY ON THE PERSONNEL SECTION IS THE BUDGETED POSITIONS FOR EACH DEPARTMENT AND FUND.

AFTER PERSONNEL, WE GET INTO HISTORICAL DATA.

THIS PROVIDES ABOUT 10 DIFFERENT GRAPHS THAT WHICH GO BACK 10 YEARS.

SOME OF THESE TOPICS INCLUDE BUDGETS, COMBINED BUDGET REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, PROPERTY VALUES, NEW CONSTRUCTION VALUES, SALES AND PROPERTY TAX, FULL TIME PERSONNEL PERSONNEL BY AREA.

AND A VERY INFORMATIVE ONE IS THE COST OF GOVERNMENT CHART, WHICH GIVES US AN IDEA

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OF HOW MUCH OUR CITIZENS ARE PAYING BETWEEN TAXES, UTILITIES TO THE TO THE CITY.

FINALLY, A POPULATION CHART.

THE FINAL SECTION OF OUR DOCUMENT IS THE APPENDICES.

AND IN HERE WE HAVE A FEW DIFFERENT SECTIONS WHICH COVER THE CITY'S FINANCIAL AND BUDGET POLICIES, CHANGES THAT OCCURRED IN THE FY 2021 REVISED BUDGET.

THE BUDGET AMENDMENTS WHICH HAVE BEEN PASSED DURING THE CURRENT YEAR.

THE UTILITY FUND SUPPORTS TO THE GENERAL FUND THE GENERAL FUND REVENUE ENHANCEMENTS, WHICH REALLY COVER THE RESULTS OF THE STUDY AND THE GLOSSARY AND ACRONYMS WHICH SHOULD GIVE YOU DEFINITIONS AND MEANINGS FOR A LOT OF THE TECHNICAL TERMS IN THIS DOCUMENT.

SO THAT CONCLUDES THE OVERVIEW OF THIS DOCUMENT.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR US, IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE FINDING ANYTHING, PLEASE JUST LET US KNOW WE'RE MORE THAN HAPPY TO HELP.

AND I GUESS JUST OPEN IT UP TO QUESTIONS.

UN-SHARE FOR ME THERE.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

ANY QUESTIONS ON THE DOCUMENTS BEFORE WE MOVE FORWARD? ALL RIGHT, VERY GOOD.

ALL RIGHT, LET'S GET STARTED.

OUR FIRST PRESENTATION IS POLICE AND NARCOTICS SEIZURE.

[A2 Police and Narcotic Seizure]

MORNING, COUNCIL.

MORNING, SIR.

AND WE CAN START SHARING THE SCREEN; I'M NOT SURE WHO'S DOING THE POWERPOINT.

OK, NEXT SLIDE.

WE'LL START WITH FEE INCREASES, AND THIS IS AS RECOMMENDED BY THE AUDIT THAT WE HAD HERE RECENTLY.

IT'S JUST A SMALL INCREASE FOR FINGERPRINT CARDS, THREE DOLLARS FOR ONE TO TWO CARDS, FIVE DOLLARS FOR THREE CARDS, AND A SEVEN DOLLAR INCREASE FOR FOUR CARDS ESTIMATED TO GENERATE A 1,070 IN REVENUE.

NEXT SLIDE.

OK, WE'LL START WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT REQUESTS AND OUR PRIMARY REQUEST HERE IS A LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER AND JUST FOR A LITTLE HISTORY AND A LITTLE CONTEXT, IT WAS ABOUT FOUR YEARS AGO THAT WE STARTED DEDICATING RESOURCES SPECIFICALLY TOWARDS HOMELESS AND TOWARDS OUR EMERGENCY DETENTIONS.

AND WE STARTED WITH WENDY [INAUDIBLE], AND THAT HAS GROWN INTO A FULL UNIT.

WE'VE ADDED TODD [INAUDIBLE] AND LARRY [INAUDIBLE] WILSON.

BUT I PUT A COUPLE OF STATS UP THERE FOR YOU TO LOOK AT.

AND IF YOU LOOK OVER 20 YEARS, THESE ARE CALLS THAT WE HAVE RESPONDED TO RELATED TO HOMELESSNESS.

AND STARTING IN TWO THOUSAND, WE HAD SEVENTY SEVEN CALLS A YEAR.

NOW WE'RE UP TO TWO THOUSAND CALLS A YEAR.

EMERGENCY DETENTIONS, WE ARE AROUND THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY CALLS A YEAR TO AROUND SEVEN HUNDRED CALLS A YEAR IN 2020.

AND WE'RE STILL MOVING UP FROM THAT.

SO THESE ARE BIG NUMBERS FOR US.

THESE ARE REALLY DRIVING OUR CALL LOAD.

THIS IS ABOUT EIGHT CALLS PER DAY THAT WE'RE RESPONDING TO BOTH THESE ISSUES.

AND I'VE TALKED ABOUT THIS BEFORE, BUT THESE ARE NOT TRADITIONAL POLICE FUNCTIONS.

THESE ARE NOT PROBLEMS THAT I CAN SOLVE THROUGH ARRESTS OR THROUGH ENFORCEMENT.

I HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO MITIGATE THAT.

AND WE'VE DONE THAT WITH OUR MENTAL HEALTH UNITS AND OUR HOMELESS UNIT.

BUT WE'RE KIND OF TURNED OUR OFFICERS AND TRIED TO TRAIN THEM AND TO BE SOCIAL WORKERS.

AND WHAT I NEED IS AN ACTUAL SOCIAL WORKER.

I NEED THOSE OFFICERS IN THE FIELD AND I NEED SOMEONE WHO CAN DO INITIAL ASSESSMENTS IF WE NEED THEM, WHO CAN GO OUT AND FIND THOSE RESOURCES AND MAKE THOSE CONNECTIONS AND TRY TO HELP MITIGATE SOME OF THESE ISSUES.

ONE QUESTION THAT I GOT FROM MR. WILLIAMS BY EMAIL IS, CAN WE IS THIS A SERVICE WE CAN SHARE WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT? AND THE ANSWER IS YES, WE CAN SHARE THIS WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IF THEY NEEDED TO.

BUT THIS IS MORE OF AN EXTERNAL FOCUSED RESOURCE THAT WE'RE WANTING TO HELP MITIGATE THIS HOMELESS ISSUE, EMERGENCY DETENTION ISSUE, TO HAVE THAT RESOURCE THAT CAN PULL IN OTHER RESOURCES THAT KNOWLEDGE HAVE SOMEONE THAT CAN TRAIN OUR OFFICERS.

TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA, MCKINNEY JUST DID THIS.

THEY HIRED THEIR FIRST.

IRVING HAS THREE LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.

GRAND PRAIRIE HAS TWO AND DENTON HAS FOUR.

AND SO AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY, WE ARE RECOGNIZING THAT ONE, WE'RE THE LAST SAFETY NET FOR THESE INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE FALLEN AND IT'S LEFT TO US.

AND THEN HOW ARE WE GOING TO HANDLE THIS? AND SO WE'RE TRYING TO FIND WAYS THAT USUALLY THAT ARE NOT TRADITIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT WAYS TO HELP MITIGATE SOME OF THESE PROBLEMS.

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AND SO OUR REQUEST IS FOR A LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH SOCIAL WORKER.

WHAT THIS IS NOT TO I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO DISCUSS IS THIS IS NOT A RESOURCE WHERE IF SOMEONE'S OUT THERE AND THEY NEED A COUNCILOR, YOU CAN CALL THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THEY'LL SEND THEIR COUNSELOR OUT THERE, I WOULD NEED A FLEET OF RESOURCES TO PROVIDE A SERVICE LIKE THAT.

AND THAT SERVICE PROBABLY WOULD NOT BE FIT IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

WHAT I NEED IS SOMEONE THAT CAN HELP WITH THESE HOMELESS ISSUES AND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.

SO I'LL GO TO THE END BEFORE I OPEN FOR QUESTIONS, YOU CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

AN ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER.

WE'RE ASKING FOR A SECOND ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER.

I GET A LOT OF QUESTIONS WHEN I GO TO COMMUNITY EVENTS ABOUT WHY DO WE NEED AN ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER? SO THE PURPOSE OF OUR ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER REALLY ONLY HAS ONE PURPOSE, AND THAT IS TO PROTECT THE INDIVIDUALS INSIDE.

THERE IS NO OFFENSIVE CAPABILITIES TO OUR APC.

IT IS SO WE CAN TAKE OFFICERS AND PUT THEM IN THE MOST DANGEROUS SITUATIONS, ONES THAT ARE TAKING LIVE FIRE.

AND THIS IS A VEHICLE THAT CAN PROTECT THE OFFICERS INSIDE THAT PICTURE I'VE INCLUDED ON THE SLIDE.

THIS WAS FROM AN INCIDENT THAT OCCURRED ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF AGO.

THIS WAS THE BUS SHOOTING WHERE AN INDIVIDUAL HIJACKED A DART BUS AND DROVE AROUND THE METROPLEX.

ON THIS INCIDENT, OUR ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER WAS DEPLOYED.

IT TOOK A NUMBER OF ROUNDS, PROTECTED THE PEOPLE INSIDE.

THIS VEHICLE WAS BEHIND THE APC AND AS YOU COULD SEE A ROUND WENT THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD.

THERE WAS AN OFFICER SITTING IN THE PASSENGER SEAT.

HE WAS SHOT TO THE NECK.

IT WAS IT WAS A [INAUDIBLE] SHOT, BUT IT WAS MILLIMETERS AWAY FROM BEING DISASTROUS.

AND SO AND THAT WAS THE SECOND TIME IN A YEAR THAT OUR APC HAD TAKEN LIVE FIRE.

SO A SECOND VEHICLE WOULD GIVE US MORE CAPABILITIES, GIVE US THE ABILITY TO SET UP A BARRICADE IN THOSE VERY DANGEROUS SITUATIONS.

AND SO WE'RE ASKING FOR A SECOND APC.

NEXT SLIDE.

THE MOBILE COMMAND VEHICLE, THIS IS COMING IN AS A POLICE REQUEST, BUT THIS IS REALLY A POLICE AND FIRE REQUEST.

THIS IS OUR CURRENT MOBILE COMMAND VEHICLE.

IT'S REALLY JUST AN RV.

IT'S AN RV.

IT DOES NOT HAVE MUCH CAPABILITIES OTHER THAN AN RV.

SO WE'RE ASKING FOR A VEHICLE THAT WE CAN SET UP, A JOINT COMMAND CENTER, THAT WE CAN SET UP COMMUNICATIONS, THAT WE COULD SET UP VIDEO STREAMS, THAT WE CAN SET UP THE UNIFIED COMMAND AT A SCENE.

MOST TIMES WHEN WE DEPLOY TO THE SCENE, WE END UP HAVING TO SIT OUT OUTSIDE IN THE WEATHER.

SO WE'RE TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS TOGETHER.

WE WERE LIKE A VEHICLE THAT HAVE THOSE CAPABILITIES AND SOMETHING THAT WE CAN DEPLOY TOGETHER AND ADD ANOTHER DEPARTMENT IF NECESSARY.

WE COULD ADD EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, WE COULD ADD TRANSPORTATION, BUT SOMETHING THAT IS MORE THAT'S MADE TO BE A MOBILE COMMAND VEHICLE.

LIKE I SAY, THIS VEHICLE HERE IS ABOUT 20 YEARS OLD.

I EXPECT THE NEXT VEHICLE TO LAST 20 YEARS.

I EXPECT IT TO LAST A LONG TIME.

IT'S A VEHICLE WE USE MAYBE ONCE A MONTH.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT PROBABLY USES LESS THAN ONCE A MONTH.

BUT WHEN WE NEED IT, IT'S A VERY IMPORTANT ASSET FOR STAFF.

OK, NEXT SLIDE.

IT'S A ONE TIME REQUEST, ONE IS FOR GYM UPGRADE EQUIPMENT.

IF YOU WONDER WHAT 15 YEARS OF SWEAT DOES TO GYM EQUIPMENT, YOU CAN SEE THAT PICTURE THERE.

I THINK MAYBE THE CORONAVIRUS [INAUDIBLE] IS SOMEWHERE ON THAT MACHINE.

IT'S A SCIENCE EXPERIMENT AT THIS POINT, SO WE'RE ASKING THIS IS PART OF OUR WELLNESS PROGRAM.

WE WOULD LIKE TO REPLACE OUR GYM EQUIPMENT AND TO REPLACE OUR CHAIRS.

AGAIN, WE'VE BEEN IN THIS POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR 15 YEARS AND SOME OF THE CHAIRS AND WE HAVE A LOT OF DISPATCHERS, JAILERS, OUR RECORDS DEPARTMENT, OUR DETECTIVES, OUR ADMINISTRATION STAFF, TO BE ABLE TO REPLACE THEIR CHAIRS.

OK, NEXT SLIDE.

AND THEN A 10 PERCENT INCREASE IN OUR AMMUNITION BUDGET, OUR CURRENT BUDGET IS AROUND ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND.

THIS IS A 10 PERCENT INCREASE.

I CAN TELL YOU, AMMUNITION HAS GONE UP IN PRICE A LOT MORE THAN 10 PERCENT.

I'M COVERING THAT OVERAGE WITH OUR FUTURE BUDGET CURRENTLY.

SO WE'RE ASKING FOR A 10 PERCENT INCREASE IN OUR AMMUNITION BUDGET.

OK, NEXT SLIDE, AND THERE'S A SUMMARY FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FUNDING REQUESTS, AND I

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GUESS WE'LL OPEN IT FOR QUESTIONS FOR THIS AT THIS POINT.

OK, VERY GOOD.

YOU CAN UN-SHARE YOUR SCREEN FOR ME.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR CHIEF BRYAN ON THIS REQUEST? COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN.

NO QUESTION, REALLY, CHIEF, I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD, IN PARTICULAR FOR THE LCSW THAT I KNOW WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS.

AND I THINK THAT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT BENEFIT TO THE CITY AND ALL THE RESIDENTS.

AND I APPRECIATE THE WORK THAT YOU'VE DONE, KIND OF A WORKING OUTSIDE THE LAW ENFORCEMENT BOX TO YOU AND MITCH, WORKING OUTSIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT BOX TO KIND OF ADDRESS THE HOMELESS ISSUE BETWEEN BETWEEN THE VARIOUS OFFICERS AND NOW THIS.

I THINK IT'LL BE A GREAT BENEFIT.

ON THE APC, HOW OFTEN DO WE CURRENTLY USE OUR CURRENT APC AND IS THIS GOING TO BE SOMEWHAT OF A REPLACEMENT? IS THIS A DIFFERENT TYPE OF VEHICLE OR IS IT BASICALLY JUST A TWIN TO WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE OR? THIS WOULD BE SOMETHING WE WOULD ADD, NOT A REPLACEMENT.

WE USE OUR CURRENT ONE A COUPLE OF TIMES A MONTH.

NOW, EVERY TIME WE SERVE A WARRANT, WE USE OUR APC.

EVERY TIME WE HAVE THAT HIGH RISK CALL, WE USE OUR APC.

I'LL BE HONEST WITH YOU, THIS IS A RESULT OF SOME OF THE ANTAGONISTIC ACTIONS WE'VE SEEN TOWARDS LAW ENFORCEMENT DURING THE RIOTS.

WE ASSISTED DALLAS DURING THE RIOTS A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO AND OUR APC AT THAT TIME, RECEIVED SOME LIVE FIRE, BUT THAT ALSO DEPLOYED IT OUTSIDE OF OUR CITY.

AND SO WE DO ASSIST OTHER CITIES, BUT WE WOULD LIKE TO BE HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO THAT AND STILL HAVE THAT EQUIPMENT HERE BACK AT HOME.

IT ALSO SERVES AS A WAY TO SET UP A BARRICADE IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS.

SO IF YOU NEED TO DEPLOY OFFICERS DOWNRANGE, YOU HAVE THAT ABILITY, BUT ALSO TO SET UP A BARRICADE THAT WOULD PROTECT THE OFFICERS WORK IN A COMMAND POST.

AND SO, YEAH, THIS IS IN ADDITION TO THE ONE WE HAVE NOW.

OK, ARE THERE MANY CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE WE THINK WE WOULD NEED TO OR WE'RE GOING TO JUST BY DEFAULT, SEND TWO TO EVERY WARRANT OR EVERY SITUATION? I WOULD SAY THERE'S PROBABLY NOT A LOT OF CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE WE WOULD NEED TO ACTUALLY NEED TO MAYBE TWO OR THREE TIMES A YEAR.

IT WOULD CHANGE SOME OF OUR TACTICS AND HOW WE HOW WE HANDLE MAJOR EVENTS.

WE MAY DEPLOY THEM DIFFERENTLY FOR CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE, JULY 4TH, THOSE TYPE OF EVENTS.

BUT AS FAR AS A NEED IS CONCERNED, MAYBE TWO OR THREE TIMES A YEAR.

OK, GREAT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I SUPPORT ALL THAT.

APPRECIATE THAT.

YES, SIR.

THANK YOU SIR.

COUNCIL MEMBER MOORE? YES, GOOD MORNING, MAYOR.

CHIEF, I'M GOING TO ECHO WHAT RICK HAS ALREADY STATED AND I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I'LL REMEMBER OUR LUNCH YESTERDAY PROBLEM FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.

[CHUCKLING] SO I WANTED TO SAY ALSO JUST ASK YOU A QUESTION.

I MAY RAMBLE A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE I HAVE NOT HAD A REAL OPPORTUNITY TO DIGEST AND TO WRITE IT OUT.

BUT AS A RESULT OF OUR OFFICERS BEING EXPOSED TO THE COLLEGE SITUATION, THE SITUATION THAT OCCURRED LAST WEEK WITH THE MURDERS GOING INTO SITUATIONS WHERE THEY ARE SEEING THINGS THAT THE AVERAGE CITIZEN DOESN'T SEE AND BEING EXPOSED TO THOSE KINDS OF SITUATIONS THAT BRING ABOUT PTSD AND PSYCHOLOGICAL AND MENTAL SITUATIONS.

HAD YOU GIVEN ANY THOUGHT TO MAYBE GIVING THE OFFICERS MAYBE A MENTAL HEALTH TYPE DAY OR A COUPLE OF MENTAL HEALTH TYPE DAYS? AND WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS TIME DURING THE YEAR WHEN THEY ARE ABLE TO MAYBE JUST GET AWAY FROM THE JOB ONE DAY TO MAYBE EVEN GO TO COUNSELING OR TO BE INVOLVED IN CLASSWORK OR TO BE INVOLVED IN SOMETHING THAT HELPS THEM TO DEAL WITH THE SITUATIONS THAT THEY SEE ON AN ONGOING BASIS.

AND THEN MAYBE JUST A DAY, YOU KNOW, I'M AN AVID FISHERMAN.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I LIKE TO DO WHEN I'M DEALING WITH SITUATIONS AND EVEN WHEN I WANT TO MEET PEOPLE AND GET THROUGH SITUATIONS, I LIKE TO GO FISHING AND SOME PEOPLE MIGHT GO BOWLING AND WHATEVER THE CASE MAY BE.

BUT HAVE YOU CONSIDERED, ALONG WITH THAT MENTAL HEALTH POSITION, SOME WAYS BY WHICH YOU CAN DO SOMETHING WITH THE OFFICERS TO HELP THEM TO DEAL WITH THE ONGOING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES? WELL, AND THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

AND IT'S ONE I COULD SIT HERE AND TALK TWO HOURS ABOUT ABOUT OUR SYSTEM

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PROGRAM.

BUT I WILL TELL YOU, AND I THINK THIS IS WORTH VISITING AND EXPLAINING AT SOME POINT, WE HAVE A VERY ROBUST SYSTEM, CRITICAL INCIDENT, STRESS MANAGEMENT OFFICER WELLNESS PROGRAM, AND THERE'S MULTIPLE FACETS TO THAT.

BUT THAT INCLUDES CAMPUS.

IT INCLUDES HORSEBACK RIDING, INCLUDES FISHING.

IT INCLUDES LETTING OFFICERS OFF FOR A FEW DAYS IF THEY'RE STRESSED OR PULLING OFFICERS AND REASSIGNING THEM FOR A FEW DAYS, IF THEY'RE STRESSED, INCLUDES COUNSELING, IT INCLUDES PTSD.

WE TEAMED UP WITH BAYLOR GARLAND, SEVERAL PSYCHOLOGISTS AT BAYLOR GARLAND WHO BROUGHT IN THEIR EXPERTISE TO HELP DEVELOP THIS PROGRAM.

WE'VE CONNECTED WITH A COUPLE OF OTHER DOCTORS IN THE AREA.

DR. [INAUDIBLE] IN FRISCO'S ONE OF THEM.

I THINK IT'S FRISCO, BUT SHE IS HELPING US WITH SOME OF THOSE PROGRAMS. TODD J.

HAS BEEN FANTASTIC, BUT WITH THOSE RESOURCES WE HAVE, WE HAVE COME A LONG WAY.

AND I THINK BACK WHEN MITCH CALLED ME INTO HIS OFFICE MAYBE SIX OR SEVEN YEARS AGO AND SAID, HEY, I NEED TO START BUILDING THIS PROGRAM, WE'RE RECOGNIZING THIS IS SOMETHING WE NEED FROM THAT TIME TO WHERE WE'VE COME NOW, WE DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO PROVIDE THOSE SERVICES WE DO.

FISHING WOULD BE ANOTHER GREAT ONE.

BUT THERE ARE THESE CAMPS.

THE 22 KILL IS ONE THAT WE'VE HOOKED UP WITH.

THERE ARE THESE RESOURCES THAT WE BRING IN NOW.

IN FACT, IF YOU WATCH THE NEWS A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, YOU SAW US BRINGING SERVICE DOGS INTO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT JUST TO WALK AROUND AND THE OFFICERS FED THEM AND IT JUST KIND OF REDUCES THE STRESS.

SO AT SOME POINT, I'D LOVE TO VISIT WITH YOU AND YOU COULD SEE OUR ROBUST PROGRAM, BUT WE'RE HOPING THAT THIS MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN CAN ALSO DO SOME INTERNAL STUFF TO LOOK AT OUR TRAINING TO HELP US WORK THROUGH CRITICAL INCIDENTS AND TO GIVE SOME FOCUS ON TO THAT AS WELL.

BUT GREAT QUESTION.

OK, AND I ALSO JUST WANT TO LIFT UP YOUR GARLAND POLICE ASSOCIATION.

YOU HAVE A GROUP OF GUYS THERE DOING AN OUTSTANDING, PHENOMENAL JOB IN THE WAY OF TRYING TO RECOGNIZE OUR OFFICERS FOR THE WORK THAT THEY'VE DONE, THE [INAUDIBLE] AND THE DIFFERENT SITUATION, A DIFFERENT SITUATION THEY FIND THEMSELVES IN.

MAX SMITH, I THINK IS DOING A GREAT JOB IN THE WAY OF RECOGNIZING THOSE OFFICERS AND LISTENING TO WHAT YOU HAVE JUST STATED, YES, I THINK THAT WE ALREADY HAVE A VERY GOOD PROGRAM GOING, IF, IN FACT, THAT'S WHAT'S TAKING PLACE, WE HAVE A GOOD PROGRAM GOING THAT WILL HELP THEM TO BE ABLE TO DEAL WITH SOME OF THOSE STRESSES THAT THEY ENCOUNTER.

SO THANK YOU, MAYOR.

AND THANK YOU, CHIEF.

YES, SIR.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR CHIEF BRYAN? AND JUST CHIEF ONE OTHER, SO THE PERSON THAT WE'RE ADDING, YOU KNOW, IS WE'RE CONTINUING TO, I GUESS, SORT OF EVOLVE OUR MENTAL HEALTH RESPONSE.

THIS PERSON WILL NOT BE A SWORN POLICE OFFICER, CORRECT? THAT'S CORRECT.

THIS WOULD BE A LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL.

YES, WE ARE TAKING IT OUT IN OUR CONTINUED ATTEMPTS TO TRY TO TAKE THE POLICE ISSUE OUT OF THE RESPONSE AND GET IT MORE TO A MEDICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TYPE ISSUE.

VERY GOOD.

VERY GOOD.

ALL RIGHT.

I THINK WE'RE DONE WITH YOU, SIR.

I THINK I HAVE TWO MORE, BUT I'LL MAKE THEM QUICK.

OH, SORRY.

YES.

OK, SO WE'RE DONE WITH PART ONE OF THREE OR TWO.

NARCOTIC SEIZURE FUNDS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND I CAN READ THAT, BUT AS A REMINDER, THERE ARE LAWS ON HOW WE CAN USE THE SEIZURE FUND THAT'D HAVE TO BE APPROVED BY COUNCIL.

NEXT SLIDE.

ONE MORE AND WE'LL GET TO THE BUDGET ISSUES.

ALL RIGHT, SO HERE'S WHAT WE'RE REQUESTING OUT OF THE FUTURE FUND.

ONE IS FOR AMMUNITION.

AGAIN, THIS IS JUST TO SUPPLEMENT SOME OF THAT INCREASE IN COST AND AMMUNITION.

FORTY THOUSAND THAT GOES BACK TO SEIZURE COURT COSTS AND GRANT MATCHING FUNDS AND THEN TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR MONEY FOR NARCOTICS OPERATIONS.

AND I'LL OPEN IT FOR QUESTIONS.

ALL RIGHT.

AND IF YOU COULD UN-SHARE SO I COULD SEE EVERYBODY.

ANY QUESTIONS ON THIS SECTION? COUNCIL MEMBER VERA.

YOU'RE ON MUTE, SIR.

HERE YOU GO.

CHIEF, THE AMMUNITION IS FOR ONE YEAR, RIGHT? YEAH, THAT'S FOR ONE YEAR.

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WE DO TRY TO STOCKPILE WHEN IT'S AVAILABLE.

BUT YES, THAT'S FOR ONE YEAR.

THAT'S A REOCCURRING REOCCURRING EXPENSE.

YES, EXACTLY.

THAT'S THE ONLY QUESTION I HAVE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, SIR.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ON THIS ITEM? I SEE NO ONE ELSE IN THE QUEUE.

SORRY, ONE MORE SLIDE STILL.

FINALLY, SAFELIGHT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND AS A REMINDER, SAFELIGHT WENT AWAY SEVERAL YEARS AGO.

THIS IS THE FINAL REMAINING BALANCE IN SAFELIGHT.

WE WOULD LIKE TO SPEND THAT MONEY ON THE YOUTH BOXING GYM FOR A PORTABLE BOXING GYM RING THAT WOULD GIVE [INAUDIBLE] THE GROUP THE OPPORTUNITY TO HOST EVENTS AND TO HAVE BOXING OUTSIDE UNIFORMS FOR THE KIDS AND GYM EQUIPMENT TO REPLACE SOME OF THE GYM EQUIPMENT.

AND THAT'S I THINK THAT WILL ZERO OUT THE SAFELIGHT FUND.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND THAT'S IT.

ANY QUESTIONS? ALL RIGHT, LET'S SEE HERE, COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN.

THERE WE GO, TOOK A MINUTE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THIS MAY BE A QUESTION FOR THE CITY ATTORNEY.

I DON'T KNOW, IS THAT AN APPROPRIATE USE OR AVAILABLE USE OF THE FUNDINGS? BECAUSE MY UNDERSTANDING IN THE PAST WAS A SAFELIGHT IS DEAD, SO MAYBE IT DOESN'T APPLY.

BUT IT USED TO BE THAT SAFELIGHT FUNDING WAS SOMETHING THAT WE USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR TRAFFIC SAFETY, PEDESTRIAN SAFETY RELATED USES.

SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE NOT GETTING CROSSWAYS ON ANYTHING.

YEAH, THAT'S DEFINITELY A QUESTION FOR THE CITY ATTORNEY.

I'M NOT SURE.

THERE HE IS.

AND THERE HE IS RIGHT ON CUE.

I'M HERE.

YES, AS YOU RECALL, WHEN SAFELIGHT WAS, WHEN WE NO LONGER HAD THE OPTION FOR SAFELIGHT, THE BILL CHANGED, AND SO ARGUABLY THE USE OF THOSE FUNDS THAT ARE LEFTOVER ALSO THOSE LIMITATIONS WERE TAKEN AWAY AS WELL.

AND SO TO USE IT ON THE BOXING GYM AT THIS POINT WOULD BE OK.

OK, ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THANK YOU, JEFF.

OK.

ALL RIGHT, ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? I SEE NO ONE ELSE IN THE QUEUE, SIR, THANK YOU.

[A3 Employee Compensation and Benefits]

THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN.

ALL RIGHT, THAT WILL MOVE US TO EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS.

[INAUDIBLE] I THINK I SAW YOU IN THE QUEUE.

THERE YOU ARE.

GOOD MORNING.

MORNING.

ALL RIGHT.

SO THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COUNCIL, FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS OUR EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS THIS YEAR.

I'LL APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE FOR MY VERY SCRATCHY VOICE THAT YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR FOR THE NEXT FEW MINUTES.

BUT LET'S GO AHEAD AND GO INTO THE FIRST LINE, CARMA.

ALL RIGHT, SO JUST BRIEFLY TO TALK ABOUT OUR CURRENT KIND OF YEAR IN REVIEW, THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF OR SO THAT WE'VE HAD, ONE OF THE FIRST ONES THAT I'D LIKE TO MENTION IS THAT WE HAVE SEEN SEVERAL REGULATIONS REGARDING EMPLOYEES THAT HAVE EXPANDED BENEFITS AND ALSO CREATED SOME ADDITIONAL COST FROM AN EMPLOYMENT PERSPECTIVE.

AND THIS IS WORTH MENTIONING, BECAUSE FROM AN EMPLOYMENT LAW PERSPECTIVE, WE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF CHANGES OVER TIME, BUT WE'VE SEEN SEVERAL IN THE LAST YEAR DUE TO COVID.

SO YOU'RE ALREADY VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE COVID RELIEF PROTECTIONS THAT WERE ROLLED OUT AT THE BEGINNING OF A PANDEMIC.

THOSE HAVE SINCE EXPIRED, BUT WE HAVE SEEN ADDITIONAL STATE REGULATION, INCLUDING ADDITIONAL QUARANTINE LEAVE AND PAY FOR OUR FIRST RESPONDERS, REIMBURSEMENT FOR CERTAIN EXPENSES.

AND THEN CURRENTLY WE HAVE ADDITIONAL COBRA PROVISIONS FOR EMPLOYEES THAT ARE INVOLUNTARILY SEPARATED FROM THE CITY.

AND JUST TO GIVE YOU KIND OF A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE IMPACT OF COVID TO SOME OF OUR EMPLOYEES.

THE CHART SHOWS YOU ARE COVID LEAVE NUMBER SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC AND THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES THAT HAVE REQUESTED LEAVE AND THAT LEAVE WOULD COVER EITHER AN EMPLOYEE THAT HAS THEIR OWN ILLNESS RELATED TO COVID OR THEY ARE IN QUARANTINE RELATED TO COVID OR HAVE A SICK FAMILY MEMBER, OR THEY ARE DEALING WITH SCHOOL CLOSURES AND HYBRID LEARNING.

SO OVERALL, SO FAR, ALMOST SEVEN HUNDRED UNIQUE COVID LEAVE APPLICATION.

WE HAVE BENEFITED FROM THE LULL, OBVIOUSLY, WITH THE VACCINATIONS BEING IN PLACE

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IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS.

BUT WE ARE SEEING IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS THE TREND UPWARD FOR OUR COVID LEAVE REQUESTS, SO WE'RE CLOSELY MONITORING THAT.

NEXT SLIDE, CARMA.

AND THEN AS A RESULT OF EVERYTHING THAT HAS HAPPENED OVER THE LAST YEAR OR SO, WE HAVE SEEN A VERY DIFFERENT LABOR MARKET.

SO AS WE ARE NOW RAMPING UP AND TRYING TO RECRUIT FOR POSITIONS, WE'RE SEEING KIND OF ON BOTH ENDS, OUR FRONT LINE POSITIONS ARE DEMANDING MUCH HIGHER WAGES THAN WE'VE SEEN IN THE PAST.

SO AS YOU'VE SEEN IN THE NEWS AND HEAR ALMOST EVERY DAY, HOW DIFFICULT IT IS FOR SERVICE INDUSTRY, KIND OF FRONT LINE SERVICE TYPE ORGANIZATIONS TO FIND STAFFING, WE'RE SEEING THAT AS WELL.

SO WE'VE HAD TO MAKE SOME SHIFTS, BOTH WITH OUR SANITATION SERVICES, OUR STREET DEPARTMENTS.

WE'VE BEEN DOING SOME EVALUATION ON THOSE FRONT LINE POSITIONS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE BEING COMPETITIVE.

THOSE TEND TO HAVE THE MOST IMPACT ON CITIZEN SERVICES.

SO TRYING TO STAY ABREAST OF THAT.

AND THEN FOR OUR PROFESSIONAL LEVEL AND ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS, WE HAVE SEEN MORE OF AN INCREASE IN JUST QUESTIONS AROUND KIND OF HYBRID WORK ENVIRONMENT, AS MANY OF OUR PRIVATE SECTOR COMPETITORS ARE EITHER GOING TO FULL TIME WORK FROM HOME OR SOME TYPE OF BLENDED WORK ENVIRONMENT.

SO WE'RE TRYING TO REALLY REEVALUATE OUR VALUE PROPOSITION OF WHY EMPLOYEES WOULD WANT TO CHOOSE GARLAND TO BOTH COME TO GARLAND STAY WITH GARLAND AS AN EMPLOYER.

SO KIND OF [INAUDIBLE] THE WAY THAT WE ARE RECRUITING IN THE MESSAGING AROUND THAT WE ARE STILL SEEING A MUCH HIGHER TREND FOR EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT.

FY 19-20 WAS THE HIGHEST YEAR THAT WE'VE SEEN PERIOD.

SO IT'S CONCERNING ONE BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES THAT WE'RE LOSING, BUT PRIMARILY BECAUSE A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF THOSE RETIREMENTS HAVE BEEN [INAUDIBLE] SERVICE.

SO WE ARE, AGAIN, CLOSELY MONITORING THAT.

WE KNOW ATTRITION IS A NATURAL PROCESS, ESPECIALLY WITH OUR EMPLOYEE POPULATION.

BUT THE FACT THAT WE ARE SEEING AN INCREASE WITH OUR POLICE AND FIRE FIGHTERS RETIRING, BEING MORE PROACTIVE IN ATTRACTING AND ATTEMPTING TO RETAIN THEM.

CARMA.

ALL RIGHT, AND JUST TO SHED A LITTLE MORE LIGHT ON OUR CIVIL SERVICE RECRUITMENT SO FOR FIREFIGHTERS, WE DON'T HAVE THE CHALLENGE OF ATTRACTION.

WE HAVE EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A FIREFIGHTER.

WE HAVE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE THAT APPLY.

WE DID SEE A SLIGHTLY LOWER NUMBER FOR OUR LAST INTEREST EXAM, BUT STILL LOTS OF INTEREST IN BEING A FIREFIGHTER.

BUT I DO MENTION THEM BECAUSE AS YOU HEARD MANY TIMES, OUR FIRE STAFF HAVE BEEN DIRECTLY IMPACTED WITH STAFFING SHORTAGES DUE TO COVID.

SO QUARANTINE AND THE OTHER LEAVE THAT THEY'RE DEALING WITH AS WELL AS EXPOSURES.

SO STAFFING SHORTAGES IS A CONSTANT BATTLE FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

AND THEN SPECIFICALLY, I WANT TO MENTION OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THE DOWNWARD TREND THAT WE ARE SEEING IN POLICE APPLICANTS.

SO IN LOOKING AT THE LAST FIVE YEARS, WE'VE SEEN OVER 60 PERCENT DECREASE IN THE NUMBER OF APPLICANTS THAT WE HAVE FOR POLICE OFFICERS.

IF YOU DON'T KNOW OUR POLICE OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS, THEIR FIRST STEP IN EMPLOYMENT IS COMPLETING AND PASSING AN ENTRANCE EXAM.

AND SO OUR APPLICATIONS ARE MUCH LOWER AS WELL AS OUR ENTRANCE EXAM ATTENDANCE.

SO THAT COUPLED WITH THE FACT THAT WE ARE SEEING A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN RETIREMENT, WE ARE PARTNERING VERY CLOSELY WITH BOTH CHIEF LEE AND CHIEF BRYAN TO KEEP A CONSTANT EYE ON HOW WE'RE HANDLING CIVIL SERVICE RECRUITMENT.

AND THE DEPARTMENTS THEMSELVES HAVE RESOURCES FOR RECRUITMENT AND WE PARTNER WITH THEM AS WELL.

CARMA.

AND DESPITE THE CHALLENGES, I DEFINITELY WANT TO PERSONALLY JUST GIVE KUDOS TO OUR EMPLOYEES, WE HAVE, AS ALWAYS, OUR EMPLOYEES GO ABOVE AND BEYOND.

THEY ARE NOT JUST DEDICATED TO THE CITIZEN ORGANIZATION, BUT THEY ARE DEDICATED TO THE COMMUNITY.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT COVID CHANGED FOR US WAS WE REALLY STARTED TO LOOK INWARD FOR RECRUITING.

SO FOR THE TIMES WHEN WE HAD SUSPENDED PROGRAMING OR WHERE SOME OF OUR SERVICES MAY HAVE BEEN REDUCED.

BECAUSE OF COVID, WE STARTED INTERNAL STAFFING.

SO LOOKING FOR KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS AND ABILITIES OF OUR INTERNAL EMPLOYEES, THEIR AVAILABILITY TO HELP ON PROJECTS, HELP WITH CONTACT TRACING, HELP TO SUPPORT OTHER INITIATIVES.

WE WERE SHARING EMPLOYEE RESOURCES ACROSS DEPARTMENTS AND THAT ALLOWED US TO CONTINUE TO KEEP GOING WITHOUT ADDING ADDITIONAL HEADCOUNT OR ADDITIONAL STAFFING.

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SO JUST DEFINITELY WANT TO COMMEND OUR EMPLOYEES FOR WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN DOING AND WHAT THEY WHAT THEY ALWAYS DO TO SUPPORT THE CITY.

ALL RIGHT, CARMA.

SO NEXT, I'D LIKE TO TALK IN DETAIL ABOUT OUR FUNDING REQUEST REGARDING COMPENSATION AND INCENTIVES IN OUR BENEFITS.

CARMA, YOU CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE; THANK YOU.

SO JUST FOR A QUICK SUMMARY, WE DID NOT RECOMMEND OR IMPLEMENT ANY MERIT INCREASES IN THIS CURRENT FISCAL YEAR.

IN LOOKING AT OUR OTHER SISTER CITIES AS WELL, VERY SIMILARLY SITUATED WITH EITHER PROVIDING NO PAY INCREASES OR JUST DOING SOME ADJUSTMENT FOR CERTAIN SITUATIONS.

SO THANKS TO THE COUNCIL, AGAIN, WE WERE ABLE TO GIVE OUR FULL TIME EMPLOYEES A THOUSAND DOLLAR LUMP SUM AND PART TIMERS FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS LUMP SUM.

SO THERE WERE NO PAY INCREASES FOR THE YEAR.

WE WERE ABLE TO GIVE A SLIGHT INCENTIVE, BUT WE DID INCREASE BENEFIT PREMIUMS FOR EMPLOYEES.

SO JUST KIND OF A SNAPSHOT OF WHAT HAS OCCURRED THIS YEAR.

AND ON THE NEXT SLIDE, WE'LL TALK ABOUT MERIT.

SO WE ARE RECOMMENDING, AGAIN, FOR NEXT FISCAL YEAR AN INCREASE FOR GENERAL EMPLOYEES, SO THAT'S AN AVERAGE OF THREE PERCENT.

IT IS A PERFORMANCE BASED MERIT.

SO WE DO HAVE A FORMAL PERFORMANCE REVIEW PROCESS.

AND ON AVERAGE, THESE NUMBERS, BOTH FOR THE GENERAL FUND AND OTHER FUNDS REPRESENT ROUGHLY THREE PERCENT, AND THEN FOR OUR SKILL-BASED PAY PROGRAM.

SO FOR OUR ELECTRIC UTILITY, AS WELL AS WATER AND WASTEWATER, WE HAVE OUR SKILLED TRADESMEN THAT RECEIVE PAY INCREASES AS THEY RECEIVE ADDITIONAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION.

SO THE NUMBERS HERE REPRESENT THOSE STANDARD SHIFTS AS THEY PROGRESS THROUGH THEIR SKILL BASED PAY PROGRAM.

AND THEN FOR THOSE EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE BASICALLY TOPPED OUT OR MAXED OUT OF THE SKILL BASED PAY COMPONENT, THESE DOLLARS REPRESENT A THREE PERCENT FOR THEM, SIMILAR TO OUR GENERAL EMPLOYEES AS WELL.

OK, NEXT SLIDE, CARMA.

AND THEN FOR OUR POLICE OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS THAT HAVE MORE OF A TENURE-BASED STRUCTURE, WE ARE LOOKING AT STEP INCREASES FOR THEM.

ONE THING THAT WE'VE COMMITTED TO FOR OUR SWORN CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEES IS THAT WE WILL MATCH THE MARKET.

SO FOR OUR COMPARISON CITIES, WHAT THEY'RE CURRENTLY PAYING FOR, POLICE OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS, KIND OF THE AVERAGE OF THAT, OUR COMMITMENT IS TO MATCH THAT.

BUT AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, WITH ASSOCIATIONS AND OTHER NEGOTIATIONS THAT HAPPEN DURING THE BUDGET PROCESS, WE DON'T ALWAYS HAVE THE LATEST INFORMATION AROUND WHERE THEIR PAY PANS OUT FOR SOME OF OUR SISTER CITIES.

SO EVEN THOUGH WE DO AN ADJUSTMENT, BY THE TIME THE BUDGET IS ACTUALLY IMPLEMENTED, WE TEND TO LAG SLIGHTLY BEHIND THAT.

SO THESE NUMBERS REPRESENT WHAT WE KNOW THE MARKET TO BE CURRENTLY, PLUS AN ADDITIONAL 3 PERCENT, WHICH WE BELIEVE WILL PLACE US IN ALIGNMENT WITH THAT COMMITMENT OF MATCHING OUR MARKET FOR POLICE OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS.

NEXT SLIDE, CARMA.

AND I'M SURE CHIEF BRYAN CAN ATTEST TO THIS AND HAS SPOKEN OF THIS MANY TIMES OF HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN OUR PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHERS.

WE WORK VERY CLOSELY WITH CHIEF BRYAN AND HIS TEAM TO TRY TO COME UP WITH EVERY IDEA THAT WE CAN TO SOLVE THIS ISSUE.

IT IS AN ISSUE FOR EVERY CITY AND IT WILL CONTINUE TO BE AN ISSUE EVEN IN BETTER TIMES.

SO IN ADDITION TO THE CURRENT STEP PLAN THAT OUR PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHERS HAVE, THAT ALSO ALLOW THEM TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MONEYS AS THEY OBTAIN THEIR CERTIFICATION, THE CITY MANAGERS ASK FOR AN ADDITIONAL HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR, THAT WILL BE SOLELY DEDICATED TO REVIEWING DESPATCHER PAY INCENTIVES, FOCUSING ON RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION, AND REALLY LOOKING AT INNOVATIVE WAYS TO BOTH ATTRACT THE SKILL SET AND BUILD THE SKILL SET SO THAT WE CAN START TO INCH AWAY AT THE PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER STAFFING SHORTAGE.

ALL RIGHT, AND THEN FOR THE PARKS AND REC DEPARTMENT, THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL SIXTY THOUSAND REQUESTED FOR SEASONAL AQUATIC STAFFING.

WE TEND TO TREND LOW ON OUR POSITIONS FOR OUR LIFEGUARDS AND SWIM COACHES.

WE HIRE ALMOST TWO HUNDRED STUDENTS EVERY SUMMER TO COME IN AND SUPPORT THESE PROGRAMS. THE MAJORITY OF THEM ARE RETURNED STUDENTS OR RETURN SUPERVISORS THAT WORK WITH

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US.

SO THIS IS PLACING US IN A HIGHER TIER FOR BEING MORE COMPETITIVE IN THE PAST RETURNING CLOSE TO MINIMUM WAGE FOR THESE POSITION.

BUT THIS WILL GIVE US A BUMP TO BE MORE COMPETITIVE WITH AREA CITIES AND COMPETING PROGRAMS. OK.

ALL RIGHT, NEXT SLIDE, CARMA I WILL PAUSE HERE FOR A SECOND BEFORE I GO INTO BENEFIT DISCUSSION TO SEE IF THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS ON COMPENSATION.

I MUTED MYSELF.

I HAVE NO ONE IN THE QUEUE AT THIS MOMENT.

OK, GREAT.

ALL RIGHT, SO FOR OUR EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PROGRAMS, I'D JUST LIKE TO START WITH MAKING SURE THERE'S A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF KIND OF THE COMPONENTS OF COST DRIVERS AND COST AVOIDANCE FOR OUR HEALTH FUNDS.

SO THE CITY HAS A SELF-INSURED HEALTH FUND.

THE PRIMARY FACTORS IN LOOKING AT COST AROUND THAT FUND INCLUDE UTILIZATION.

SO HOW OUR EMPLOYEES ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO RECEIVE SERVICES, WHERE THEY'RE RECEIVING SERVICES AND THE COST OF SERVICES AND THEN OUR COST AND RISK SHARING SO PREMIUMS THAT OUR EMPLOYEES AND RETIREES PAY, AS WELL AS WHAT THE CITY CONTRIBUTES TO THOSE PREMIUMS AS WELL.

AND THEN IN ADDITION TO THAT, PREVENTIVE CARE LIKE OUR WELLNESS PROGRAMS THAT HELP US REDUCE AND AVOID IN SOME SITUATIONS COST AND THEN SIMILAR TO, YOU KNOW, YOUR BUDGET AT HOME, HAVING A CONTINGENCY FOR ANY INCREASES IN COST.

SO MAKING SURE THAT THERE'RE AVAILABLE RESOURCES TO PULL FROM IN THE EVENT THAT OUR CLAIMS OUR UTILIZATION IS HIGHER THAN EXPECTED.

ALL RIGHT, NEXT SLIDE CARMA.

ALL RIGHT, SO FOR THE LAST YEAR ON OUR MEDICAL CLAIMS, WE ANTICIPATED THIS WITH COVID, WITH, YOU KNOW, HAVING A REDUCTION IN CERTAIN PROCEDURES, HAVING OUR MEDICAL PROVIDERS HAVING TO RE-ENVISION THE WAY THAT THEIR SERVICES WERE BEING OFFERED.

WE SAW A DECREASE IN UTILIZATION ACROSS NEARLY ALL OF OUR MEDICAL TIER.

AND SO ON ONE HAND, THAT WAS EXPECTED.

BUT WE ALSO SAW AN INCREASE IN COST, EVEN THOUGH LESS EMPLOYEES WERE UTILIZING SERVICES.

AND WHAT THAT TELLS US IS THAT THE SERVICES THAT OUR EMPLOYEES WERE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF WERE EITHER HOSPITALIZATIONS OR CHRONIC CONDITIONS.

SO WHERE WE COULD SEE A DOWNWARD TREND FOR THOSE THINGS THAT COULD BE DELAYED, WE DEFINITELY REALIZED THAT.

BUT FOR SOME OF OUR MORE CHRONIC AND MORE SERIOUS EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES, WE SAW AN INCREASE IN COST.

NOW, A PORTION OF THAT IS RELATED TO THE FACT THAT MEDICAL CARE AND MEDICAL COST HAS INCREASED.

SO PROVIDERS ARE CHARGING MORE.

THAT'S PART OF THE DRIVER.

BUT THE MAJORITY OF THE COSTS THAT WE SEE IS RELATED TO JUST HIGHER LEVEL CONDITIONS, HIGHER COST [INAUDIBLE].

NEXT SLIDE.

WE DID SEE A SLIGHT DECREASE IN UTILIZATION FOR PHARMACY AS WELL, BUT SIMILAR TO OUR MEDICAL COSTS, WE SAW THAT GO UP SLIGHTLY.

AND PART OF THAT IS ALSO RELATED TO COVID IN THE FACT THAT WHERE AN EMPLOYEE MAY BE GETTING A DRUG OR PROCEDURE ADMINISTERED WITHIN A PROFESSIONAL SETTING, THE PROVIDERS HAD TO FIND ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO DO THAT.

SO A GOOD EXAMPLE WOULD BE IF AN EMPLOYEE WAS GOING TO AN INFUSION CENTER FOR, YOU KNOW, CHEMO DRUGS IN A NORMAL YEAR, THOSE EMPLOYEES MAY HAVE SHIFTED TO CHEMO THAT THEY COULD TAKE BY PILL BY MOUTH AT HOME.

SO INSTEAD OF SEEING THOSE COSTS ON OUR MEDICAL SIDE, WE ARE SEEING THOSE ON OUR PHARMACY SIDE.

BUT AGAIN, BECAUSE OF COVID AND JUST HOW WE'RE SEEING SERVICES EVOLVE, THAT'S TO BE EXPECTED.

ALL RIGHT, NEXT SLIDE.

ALL RIGHT, AND THIS ALSO IS JUST KIND OF AN INDICATION OF WHY EVEN OUR UTILIZATION MAY BE LOWER, WE'RE STILL SEEING HIGHER COSTS.

OUR TOP THREE DIAGNOSES REALLY MAKE UP.

ALMOST HALF OF THE COSTS THAT WE SEE FROM THE HEALTH.

MUSCULOSKELETAL IS BY FAR OUR MOST EXPENSIVE AND MOST UTILIZED SERVICE.

AND, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU THINK OF THE TYPE OF WORK THAT OUR EMPLOYEES DO, A LOT OF THEM ON THE FRONT LINE, ESPECIALLY VERY LABOR INTENSIVE, VERY PHYSICAL WITH THE WORK THAT THEY DO.

SO WE SEE A LOT OF MSK CONDITIONS IN OUR EMPLOYEES.

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ALSO CANCER.

SO SKIN CANCER, AGAIN, NOT THAT THIS IS DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO OUR WORK ENVIRONMENT, BUT WE HAVE A LOT OF EMPLOYEES THAT SPEND A LOT OF TIME WORKING OUTSIDE.

BREAST CANCER AND PROSTATE CANCER ARE THE TOP THREE DIAGNOSES FOR CANCER.

AND THEN THE THIRD IS CIRCULATORY STROKE, HEART ATTACK, HYPERTENSION, WHICH ALSO IS NOT SURPRISING GIVEN THAT WE HAVE A HIGHER AGE LIMIT ON OUR EMPLOYEE POPULATION.

ALL RIGHT, NEXT.

ALL RIGHT, ALTHOUGH WE HAVE SEEN OUR COST INCREASE, I DO WANT TO GIVE AGAIN KUDOS TO OUR EMPLOYEES, WE ARE EITHER MEETING OR LEADING THE BENCHMARK AND BENCHMARK INCLUDES REALLY, YOU KNOW, KIND OF FOR OUR PROVIDER, BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD, ALL OF THE EMPLOYEES THAT HAVE SIMILAR SIZE, SIMILAR STRUCTURE, WE'RE BEATING OR LEADING THE BENCHMARK FOR PREVENTIVE CARE.

AND SO THAT'S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.

I KNOW THAT A LOT OF THAT IS DRIVEN BY OUR WELLNESS PROGRAM, JUST THOSE ANNUAL REMINDERS TO GET YOUR PHYSICAL GET YOUR SCREENING.

THIS HELPS US WITH COST AVOIDANCE WHEN WE ARE EITHER PREVENTING SOME OF THESE HIGHER RISK CONDITIONS OR WE ARE DETECTING THEM VERY EARLY WHERE OUR EMPLOYEES ARE ABLE TO RECOVER AND GET THAT CARE WITHOUT A LONGER TERM COST.

SO I DEFINITELY WANT TO GIVE KUDOS TO EMPLOYEES FOR STAYING ON TOP OF THEIR PREVENTIVE CARE.

ALL RIGHT, NEXT.

ALL RIGHT, WE DID SEE SOME COST REDUCTIONS, SO LAST YEAR DURING OUR PRESENTATION, WE TALKED ABOUT SOME OF THE STRUCTURAL CHANGES THAT WE WERE MAKING TO HELP AVOID AND REDUCE SOME OF THE COST AROUND THE TREND THAT WE WERE SEEING WITH PHARMACY.

SO INCLUDING THINGS LIKE LIMITS ON BRAND NEW PRESCRIPTION.

SO SAY, FOR EXAMPLE, IF AN EMPLOYEE ORDERED A 90 DAY SUPPLY OF A BRAND NEW MEDICATION BUT THEN HAD A REACTION OR DID NOT DO WELL ON THE MEDICATION, THE CITY WOULD HAVE ALREADY INCURRED THE COSTS FOR THAT 90 DAY SUPPLY.

SO WE'VE PUT SOME LIMITS ON NEW ISSUED PRESCRIPTIONS AND ADJUSTED SOME OF OUR TIERS.

SO WE PROJECTED ABOUT ONE POINT FIVE MILLION FOR THE COST REDUCTION FROM SOME OF THOSE CHANGES.

WE WERE SLIGHTLY UNDER THAT AT ONE POINT THREE, BUT SOME OF THE PROGRAM AND PLAN DESIGNS THAT WE PUT IN PLACE ARE HELPING US TO CONTROL AND MOVE TOWARDS A DOWNWARD TREND ON SOME OF OUR ONGOING COSTS FOR PHARMACY MEDICAL.

NEXT SLIDE.

[INAUDIBLE] JUST FOR A SECOND.

SURE.

COUNCIL MEMBER MOORE, YOU HAVE YOUR HAND UP.

DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION NOW OR CAN IT WAIT TILL THE END OF THE PRESENTATION? JUST WANT TO CHECK.

YOU'RE ON MUTE.

YES, IT CAN WAIT UNTIL THE REASON.

OKAY, JUST WANTED TO DOUBLE CHECK.

GO AHEAD.

OK.

AND THEN AS I MENTIONED, WITH MUSCULOSKELETAL BEING OUR HIGHEST COST DRIVER, WE HAVE PUT A LOT OF EFFORT INTO PROGRAM DESIGN.

WE LAUNCHED A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH A SERVICE CALLED HINGE HEALTH.

IT IS ONE OF THE PARTNERS OF BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD.

IT PROVIDES PHYSICAL THERAPY AND COACHING AND RESOURCES FOR OUR EMPLOYEES.

WE'RE ACTUALLY LEADING THE BENCHMARK FOR PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROGRAM BECAUSE THE EMPLOYEES CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT IN THEIR HOME.

THEY DON'T HAVE TO GO TO AN ACTUAL FACILITY.

SO BECAUSE OF THAT, WE SAW A DECREASE OF ALMOST 12 PERCENT IN CLAIMS PAID FOR MSK.

AND WE ARE CONTINUING TO PUSH HINGE HEALTH AND OTHER PROGRAMS THAT WILL HELP US TO START TO REDUCE SOME OF THOSE.

SO THE GOAL OF HEALTH IS WHERE THEY CAN, SURGERY AVOIDANCE.

SO PROVIDING THAT PHYSICAL THERAPY AS A FIRST STEP BEFORE EMPLOYEES MOVE INTO HIGHER LEVEL OR HIGHER RISK PROCEDURES.

SO THAT'S ALSO KUDOS TO OUR EMPLOYEES FOR SIGNING UP AND PARTICIPATING IN SOME OF OUR NEW PROGRAMING AIMED AT REDUCING COST.

OK, NEXT.

AND AGAIN, I JUST WANT TO THANK COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL TO IMPLEMENT OUR NEW WELLNESS TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM.

SO WE'VE PARTNERED IN THE LAST YEAR WITH VIRGIN PULSE TO LAUNCH A NEW WELLNESS PLATFORM.

SO [INAUDIBLE] AND ALL OF THE PROGRAMMING AROUND OUR WELLNESS AND PREVENTIVE SERVICES, OUR DISEASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, EMPLOYEE FEEDBACK AND LOTS OF OTHER EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES ARE NOW IN ONE PLACE TO HELP KIND OF DRIVE SOME OF THE BEHAVIORS TOWARD PREVENTIVE CARE.

THIS ALSO ALLOWS US TO OPEN UP OUR WELLNESS PROGRAM TO ALL EMPLOYEES WHERE PRIOR TO THAT OUR COMMIT TO WELLNESS PROGRAM WAS ONLY FOR EMPLOYEES THAT PARTICIPATED ON OUR MEDICAL PLAN.

SO ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES NOW HAVE ACCESS TO WELLNESS PROGRAMS FOR THEMSELVES AND FOR ANY COVERED DEPENDENTS.

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AND WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE THIS RESOURCE THROUGH AN ANNUAL INCENTIVE, WHICH WAS ALSO RAISED LAST YEAR TO ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS EACH YEAR.

THAT COVERS THE COST OF ALL OF OUR WELLNESS PROGRAM FOR EMPLOYEES.

ALL RIGHT, SO THESE ARE OUR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUNDING FOR OUR BENEFIT PROGRAMS, FOR OUR ACTIVE EMPLOYEES.

WE ARE LOOKING AT A THREE POINT FOUR MILLION DOLLAR INCREASE FOR COST.

THAT INCLUDES A 13 PERCENT INCREASE TO THE CITY'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE HEALTH FUND AND EMPLOYEE PREMIUMS. AND THAT ALSO INCLUDES A 10 PERCENT INCREASE TO EMPLOYEES.

AND THE INCREASE IS PRIMARILY FOCUSED ON EXPENSE COVERAGE.

SO, AS I MENTIONED, WITH OUR CLAIMS AND UTILIZATION, WITH OUR UTILIZATION BEING LOWER DURING THE COVID YEAR WHERE WE KNOW SERVICES ARE LIMITED, THE EXPECTATION IS THAT AS WE CONTINUE TO KIND OF GET TO A NEW NORMAL WITH COVID, THAT WE'LL SEE THAT TRENDING HIGHER.

SO THE INCREASE REPRESENTED HERE IS PROJECTED NOT ONLY OUR CURRENT UTILIZATION TRENDS, BUT THE EXPECTATION THAT WILL CONTINUE TO TREND UPWARD SLIGHTLY AS MORE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE TO EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES.

AND THEN THE NEXT SLIDE, OUR RETIREE COSTS, SO THE CITY HAS A FLAT THREE PERCENT CONTRIBUTION MODEL FOR OUR RETIREES, THAT TRANSLATES TO A 10 PERCENT INCREASE IN OUR RETIREE PREMIUM.

AND AGAIN, THE TREND UPWARD THAT YOU SEE IS REFLECTIVE OF THE NUMBER OF RETIREES.

SO AS WE SEE OUR RETIREES TREND FOR THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES THAT ARE ACTUALLY RETIRING, GOING UPWARD.

THAT ALSO IMPACTS OUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THEIR HEALTH CARE.

SO THESE NUMBERS REFLECT BOTH OUR PROJECTED NUMBER OF RETIREES AND OUR THREE PERCENT COST FOR THEIR HEALTH CARE.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND THEN THIS IS A QUICK SNAPSHOT, THIS REPRESENTS WHAT THAT COST LOOKS LIKE FOR OUR EMPLOYEES AND RETIREES.

SO FOR EMPLOYEE ONLY ROUGHLY A SIXTY FIVE DOLLAR COST DIFFERENCE.

FOR EMPLOYEES THAT HAVE FULL FAMILY COVERAGE, THAT 10 PERCENT INCREASE WILL BE ROUGHLY FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS OF ADDITIONAL SPEND.

AND THEN OUR RETIREES, BECAUSE OF THE CITY'S FLAT CONTRIBUTION AMOUNT, IT IS RETIREE ONLY, TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY SEVEN DOLLARS OF INCREASE IN ANNUAL COST.

IF A RETIREE IS COVERING THEIR FAMILY, THAT IS ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS OF AN ANNUAL COST INCREASE.

SO AGAIN, IN THE NEXT YEAR WE WILL BE COMING BACK TO COUNCIL DISCUSSING OUR RETIREE BENEFITS AND RECOMMENDATIONS AROUND WHAT WE'RE SEEING WITH TREND AND THE AFFORDABILITY OF OUR RETIREE HEALTH CARE.

BUT THOSE ARE THE NUMBERS BASED ON WHERE WE ARE WITH COVERING COST AND PROJECTED PARTICIPATION.

OK, NEXT SLIDE, CARMA.

ALL RIGHT, AND TO PIGGYBACK ON CHIEF BRYAN'S EARLIER CONVERSATION, WE'VE BEEN IN TALKS WITH BOTH CHIEF LEE, AND CHIEF BRYAN OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR OUR FRONT LINE EMPLOYEES.

AS YOU MENTIONED, MENTAL HEALTH AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH IS A HUGE OPPORTUNITY.

I KNOW THAT OUR POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS ALREADY HAVE VERY STRONG PEER AND INCIDENT SUPPORT PROGRAMS, BUT WE ARE ALSO ASKING FOR AN ADDITIONAL THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR NEXT FISCAL YEAR TO IMPLEMENT A NEW PROGRAM.

IT IS RESPONDER HEALTH.

IT'S AN EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM THAT IS SPECIFICALLY FOR OUR FIRST RESPONDERS.

THIS PROGRAM WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ALL OF OUR POLICE OFFICERS, OUR DETENTION OFFICERS, FIREFIGHTERS, OUR DISPATCHERS.

AND WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT RESPONDER HEALTH IS THAT IT IS MANAGED BY FIRST RESPONDERS AS WELL.

SO THE FEEDBACK THAT WE RECEIVE FROM THOSE DEPARTMENTS IS WE HAVE VERY UNIQUE SITUATIONS THAT WE DEAL WITH, WITH OUR FIRST RESPONDERS.

AND THEN WHEN IT'S TIME FOR THEM TO SEEK BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE, WE'RE THEN PASSING THEM OFF TO CLINICIANS OR PERSONS THAT MAY NOT UNDERSTAND SPECIFICALLY WHAT THEY'RE DEALING WITH.

SO RESPONDER HEALTH IS DEVELOPED JUST FOR THAT REASON, AND THEY WILL PARTNER WITH THE DEPARTMENT.

AND SO EVEN THOUGH WE'RE ASKING FOR IT KIND OF UNDER OUR HR UMBRELLA OF COST, THIS WILL BE A RESOURCE THAT IS DEDICATED TO AND RUN IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BOTH POLICE AND FIRE.

ALL RIGHT, AND THEN OUR RETIREMENT BENEFITS WE ARE ASKING FOR A INCREASE TO OUR RETIREMENT STABILITY BENEFIT, JUST AS A REMINDER, OUR FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS DO NOT

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CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL SECURITY.

SO THIS IS AN ADDITIONAL OPTION FOR THEM TO INCREASE THEIR RETIREMENT BENEFITS.

SO THE COMMITMENT WAS POINT TWO FIVE PERCENT INCREASE EACH YEAR.

THAT INCLUDES AN INCREASE ON BOTH THE CITY SIDE AND THE EMPLOYEE SIDE.

THERE'S A MINIMUM COST FOR PARTICIPATION OR MINIMUM LEVEL FOR EMPLOYEES TO PARTICIPATE, WHICH ALSO INCREASES EACH YEAR.

SO THIS REPRESENTS ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLAR INCREASE TO THE CITY TO CONTINUE TO INCREASE THE RETIREMENT STABILITY BENEFIT.

THE END GOAL FOR THAT WILL BE THREE PERCENT.

SO JUST INCREMENTALLY EACH YEAR, LOOKING AT THIS BENEFIT FOR OUR SWORN EMPLOYEES.

NEXT.

AND THEN LASTLY, JUST FOR TMRS, WHICH PROVIDES US WITH AN UPDATED RATE FOR OUR CONTRIBUTIONS EACH YEAR.

SO THE IMPACT FOR OUR NEW TMRS RATE TO THE GENERAL FUND IS ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY ONE THOUSAND WITH ROUGHLY ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND FOR ALL OTHER REMAINING FUNDS.

ALL RIGHT, THAT IS ALL THAT I HAVE.

SO THIS IS A SUMMARY OF WHAT THE COST IMPACT LOOKS LIKE FOR BOTH COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS.

SO, I'LL PAUSE HERE TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS.

COUNCIL MEMBER MOORE.

YES, THANK YOU.

I'M INTERESTED IN KNOWING A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT, IT SOUNDS LIKE AT THIS POINT THE CITY IS SELF-FUNDED.

IF SO, DO WE HAVE THIRD PARTY ADMINISTRATOR? I HEARD SOMETHING ABOUT BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD.

DO WE HAVE A THIRD PARTY ADMINISTRATOR OR DO YOU ADMINISTRATE? DOES THE CITY ADMINISTRATE? HOW ARE WE SET UP IN THE WAY OF OUR STRUCTURE? SURE.

AND YOU'RE EXACTLY RIGHT.

SO THE CITY IS SELF-FUNDED.

WE DO PARTNER WITH BLUE CROSS WITH OUR CURRENT THIRD PARTY ADMINISTRATOR.

SO OUR CITY EMPLOYEES, IF THEY HAVE QUESTIONS THAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR PROVIDERS, THEY CONTACT BLUE CROSS.

AND THEN WITHIN OUR H.R.

TEAM, WE FOCUS ON WHERE WE ARE WITH TRENDS.

WE LOOK AT PROGRAM DESIGN AND PROVIDE ANY ADDITIONAL KIND OF ESCALATED SUPPORT FOR OUR EMPLOYEES AS WELL AS OUR RETIREES.

OK, SO WHAT WE'RE SAYING IS THAT OUR EMPLOYEES HAVE THE DENTAL, HEARING, VISION, A FULL BLOWN MAJOR MEDICAL PLAN THROUGH BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD THAT TRANSITIONS PRETTY EASILY INTO MEDICARE UPON RETIRING.

THAT'S CORRECT.

OK, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH, MAYOR.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

CARMA, IF YOU COULD SWITCH MY CONTROLS OVER SOMEHOW I GOT KNOCKED OUT OF THE MEETING, HAD TO COME BACK IN.

I WOULD APPRECIATE IT, IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS POINT? I SEE NO ONE ELSE IN THE QUEUE.

I WILL SAY, YOU KNOW, THE POSITION, SHORTAGES AND STRUGGLES THAT CONCERNS ME MOST AND HAVE FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW IS OUR EMERGENCY DISPATCHERS.

AND I'M GLAD TO SEE THAT WE'RE CONTINUING OUR EFFORTS TO RETAIN TO ATTRACT THOSE EMPLOYEES IN THAT POSITION OR THOSE POSITIONS.

BUT THAT IS THE ONE PERSONNEL ISSUE THAT GIVES ME THE MOST CONCERN BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, IT IS SUCH A SPECIFIC JOB.

AND, YOU KNOW, MOST MOST RESIDENTS OF THIS CITY WILL PROBABLY NEVER COME IN CONTACT WITH AN EMERGENCY DISPATCHER.

BUT WHEN THEY DO NEED THEM, THAT JOB IS SO CRITICAL.

SO, YOU KNOW.

I KNOW.

I KNOW BETWEEN YOU AND CHIEF, WE HAVE WE HAVE DONE EVERYTHING WE CAN AT THIS POINT TO KEEP THAT GOING.

BUT I WILL TELL YOU, I'M OPEN TO WHATEVER YOU GUYS CAN COME UP WITH.

I WILL CERTAINLY SUPPORT THAT.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? KRISTIN? ANYTHING ELSE? NOPE, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THERE.

ALL RIGHT.

VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU.

THAT WILL MOVE US TO PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT.

[A4 Planning & Development]

GOOD MORNING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

I BELIEVE CARMA IS PULLING UP THE PRESENTATION HERE.

HERE WE GO.

SO I'LL BE PRESENTING THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT BUDGET REQUESTS AND WE'LL START WITH THE FEE CHANGES.

NEXT, PLEASE, CARMA.

SO AS ALLISON MENTIONED EARLIER, THE CITY DID A STUDY AND PLANNING

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WAS PART OF THAT, LOOKING PARTICULARLY AT OUR APPLICATION FEES FOR PLANNING AND ZONING RELATED APPLICATIONS.

AND SO AND OF COURSE, THE INTENT IS TO RECOVER THAT COST OF SERVICE, THE STAFF TIME AND RESOURCES THAT GO INTO PROCESSING, ADMINISTERING AND REVIEWING ALL THESE APPLICATION TYPES.

SO THE SLIDE IN FRONT OF YOU HERE IS OUR PRE-FILING APPLICATION FEES.

AS SOME OF YOU MAY RECALL A FEW YEARS AGO WHEN THE SHOT CLOCK BILL WAS PASSED BY THE STATE, WE SEPARATED OUT HAVING TWO DIFFERENT PROCESSES FOR DEVELOPERS TO CHOOSE ONE AS THE 30 DAY SHOT CLOCK APPLICATION WHERE THEY FORMALLY TURNED IN THEIR APPLICATION.

AND THEY WANT TO GET TO A PLAIN COMMISSION HEARING WITHIN 30 DAYS.

THAT IS VERY PROBLEMATIC FOR ANY TYPE OF ZONING CASE OR PLAN TO ANYTHING THAT'S INVOLVING A PLAN, ANY TYPE OF SITE PLAN OR ANYTHING TO REVIEW WHERE WE WILL NEED TO LOOK AT IT, ISSUE COMMENTS, DO RE-SUBMITTALS, THAT SORT OF THING.

SO THE SLIDE IN FRONT OF YOU IS A PRE-FILING WHERE THE APPLICANT AGREES TO GO THROUGH THE STANDARD PROCESS, TURN IN THEIR PLANS AND GO THROUGH FULL TECHNICAL REVIEW WITH STAFF.

AND ONCE IT'S READY TO GO TO A HEARING, THEN THAT'S WHEN IT'S BASICALLY FORMALLY FILED AND THEN THE SHOT CLOCK STARTS.

SO THIS IS THE PREFERABLE PROCESS HERE, THIS PRE-FILING PROCESS.

BUT NONETHELESS, THE INTENT WAS TO RECOVER MORE THE COST OF SERVICE.

SO YOU SEE SOME FEE INCREASES HERE BETWEEN THE CURRENT AND PROPOSED FEES HERE.

THIS, OF COURSE, IS NOT A HUNDRED PERCENT RECOVERY.

WE GO ONE HUNDRED PERCENT RECOVERY ON THE 30 DAY SHOT CLOCK APPLICATION TYPES, WHICH WILL BE THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO THIS WAS A BALANCING ACT BETWEEN RECUPERATING THE STAFF TIME AND THE COST OF SERVICE AND ALSO BALANCING STAYING COMPETITIVE WITH OTHER CITIES, NOT MAKING OUR FEES JUST SKYROCKET ABOVE ALL OTHER CITIES IN THE REGION.

SO PART OF THIS FEE STUDY, THE CONSULTANT AND STAFF LOOKED AT WHAT OTHER CITIES CHARGE, INCLUDING THE CITY OF DALLAS, WHICH TENDS TO BE THE HIGHEST FOR MOST OF THEIR FEES.

SO WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THESE PRE-FILING FEES DON'T GO ABOVE AND BEYOND THOSE CITIES, INCLUDING THE CITY OF DALLAS.

SO WE STILL REMAIN COMPETITIVE WITH THESE INCREASES.

A COUPLE OF NOTABLE ONES HERE.

I GUESS THE MORE SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WOULD BE THE PLANNED DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS, PARTICULARLY WITH DETAILED PLANS.

THOSE INVOLVE QUITE A BIT OF STAFF REVIEW AND TYPICALLY INVOLVE MULTIPLE RE-SUBMITTALS.

AND THEY'RE TYPICALLY PRETTY COMPLICATED.

WE DRAFT PD CONDITIONS AND WHATNOT.

SO QUITE A BIT OF STAFF TIME AND RESOURCES GO INTO THOSE.

SO THAT WOULD BE INCREASING FROM TWO THOUSAND PLUS FIFTY AN ACRE TO FORTY SIX HUNDRED PLUS FIFTY PER ACRE.

ALSO GOING DOWN TO THE DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT PLAN.

CURRENTLY WE JUST HAVE ONE DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT PLAN FEE.

THAT'S A FLAT FEE FOR A THOUSAND DOLLARS.

WE'RE PROPOSING TO KEEP IT THAT WAY FOR DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT PLANS UNDER ONE ACRE.

WE OBVIOUSLY WANT TO ENCOURAGE DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT, SO WE'RE PROPOSING TO KEEP THAT A LOW FEE AND THEN HAVE THE SIX THOUSAND DOLLAR FEE, WHICH WOULD BE SITES OVER ONE ACRE.

THE AMOUNT OF STAFF, TIME AND RESOURCES AND SORT OF THE COMPLEXITY OF THESE THESE TYPES OF PLANS ARE VERY SIMILAR TO PDS AND DETAILED PLANS.

SO THAT'S THE REASON FOR THAT HIGHER FEE.

BUT JUST TO GIVE A LITTLE CONTEXT, MAYOR, ON ONE ACRE OF WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE DOWNTOWN, JUST GIVE A FEW DEVELOPMENT EXAMPLES, SITES THAT WENT THROUGH THE DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT PROCESS THAT WERE UNDER ONE ACRE.

SO THEY WOULD BE SUBJECT TO THIS LOWER FEE AND THIS TYPE OF STRUCTURE.

VERITEX BANK, THEIR SITE WAS LESS THAN ONE ACRE.

ALSO, THE GOOD SAMARITANS SITE THAT WENT THROUGH THIS PROCESS, THEY WERE LESS THAN ONE ACRE.

SO UNDER THIS STRUCTURE, THEY WOULD BE SUBJECT TO THAT LOWER FEES.

IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA, SMALLER TO MEDIUM SIZED PROJECTS ARE LIKELY TO BE ON A LITTLE BIT SMALLER, PLATTED LOTS AND TO GIVE A FEW EXAMPLES OF DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT SITES THAT WERE MORE THAN ONE ACRE, THE DRAPER PROJECT AND ALSO THE BANK OF AMERICA MULTIFAMILY REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT.

AND SOME OF THE LARGER PROJECTS MAY REQUIRE MORE LAND THAT THOSE TWO EXAMPLES I GAVE WERE PRETTY SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.

AND THEN GOING TO, NEXT SLIDE, CARMA.

GOING TO THE 30 DAY SHOT CLOCK APPLICATIONS, THESE ARE SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER FEES AND SOME OF THEM ACTUALLY WOULD BE LOWERED A LITTLE BIT.

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AND THE REASON FOR THAT, WE JUST WORKING WITH THE CONSULTANT FIGURED WE'D KEEP IT SIMPLE AND TIED TO SOME SORT OF QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS BY JUST SIMPLY GOING ONE HUNDRED PERCENT COST RECOVERY.

SO THE PROPOSED FEES HERE ARE THAT'S WHAT, ONE HUNDRED PERCENT COST RECOVERY LOOKS LIKE ON THESE TYPES OF APPLICATIONS.

SO THE 30 DAY PROCESS, AGAIN, IT CAN BE PROBLEMATIC, ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE IS ANY TYPE OF PLANS OR ANYTHING OF SIGNIFICANCE TO REVIEW.

SO THIS IS IT'S KIND OF A BALANCE OF A POLICY MATTER OF REALLY ENCOURAGING THE PRE-FILING ROUTE, WHICH THE VAST MAJORITY OF APPLICANTS GO WITH THE PRE-FILING ROUTE.

WE'VE ONLY HAD A SMALL HANDFUL OF THE 30 DAY APPLICATIONS SINCE THAT BILL WAS WAS PASSED A FEW YEARS AGO.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

I'M SORRY, BACK ONE.

I'M SORRY, CARMA.

I WANTED TO MENTION THE ESTIMATED REVENUE GENERATED WOULD BE APPROXIMATELY SIXTY SEVEN THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED FIFTY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

HANG ON ONE SECOND, WILL.

YES, SIR.

COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH.

JUST A QUICK QUESTION.

WELL, WHAT DO SUP RENEWALS FALL UNDER IN THAT PRICING STRUCTURE? IT DEPENDS.

DO YOU MIND GOING BACK A SLIDE? JUST LOOK AT THE APPLICATION TYPES.

SO AN SUP RENEWAL, IT DEPENDS ON IT'S MOST LIKELY GOING TO BE AN AMENDMENT OF CONDITIONS, BECAUSE IF IT'S THE SAME USE, IF THEY'RE NOT PROPOSING ANY EXPANSIONS OR NEW CONSTRUCTION, IT WOULDN'T BE THE NEW CONSTRUCTION OR EXPANSION.

NAME OR USE CHANGE.

IF IT'S THE SAME USE, IT WOULDN'T FALL UNDER THAT.

SO IT WOULD BE I'M SORRY, I WAS LOOKING AT THE PD, I APOLOGIZE, IT WOULD BE THE NAME OR USE CHANGE, I BELIEVE THAT ONE THAT WE SEE HERE.

AND IF YOU GO BACK ONE SLIDE CARMA TO GIVE A LOOK OF WHAT THE PRE-FILING FEE LOOKS LIKE.

YEAH SUP NAME OR USE CHANGE.

SO IT'S A LITTLE BIT LESS IT DOESN'T HAVE THE ACREAGE BREAKDOWN.

SO IT'S A LITTLE BIT LOWER FEE THAN THE NEW CONSTRUCTION OR EXPANSION FEE.

NEW CONSTRUCTION SUP.

AN EXAMPLE OF THAT WOULD BE THE COMMON DRIVE THROUGH RESTAURANTS THAT WE SEE THAT USUALLY HAVE JUST A SIMPLE SUP BUT DO INVOLVE NEW CONSTRUCTION, NEW SITE PLANS.

SO I'M A LITTLE CONCERNED ABOUT IMPACTS FROM MOM AND POPS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

THE CHAINS DON'T WORRY ME AS MUCH, BUT, YOU KNOW, I UNDERSTAND THAT INFLATION HAPPENS AND WE HAVE TO KEEP UP, AND WE DO HAVE TO RECOVER SOME COSTS HERE.

BUT I WANT TO KEEP AN EYE ON THOSE NUMBERS AND MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE NOT IMPACTING OUR MOM AND POP CONVENIENCE STORES AND TATTOO PLACES IN THE WORLD, AND WHOEVER ELSE NEEDS THE SUP.

SO, I WOULD JUST WANT US TO KEEP AN EYE, MAKE SURE THAT NUMBER DOESN'T GET TOO HIGH AND STAYS WITHIN PEOPLE'S MEANS TO BE ABLE TO PAY THOSE FEES.

YEAH, THAT'S A GREAT POINT.

DEFINITELY IN AGREEMENT THERE.

COUNCILMAN THAT'S KIND OF ONE OF THE THINGS WE LOOKED AT AND ACTUALLY THAT SUP THE FULL HUNDRED PERCENT AND THAT MAY BE MORE APPLICABLE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, BUT IT WAS QUITE A BIT HIGHER BUT WE DID WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WAS LOW, BECAUSE MOST CITIES DON'T CHARGE MUCH MORE THAN ABOUT TWO THOUSAND OR SO, TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED FOR SUP.

SO WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE'RE IN LINE THERE.

OF COURSE, THE DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT KEEPING THOSE UNDER ONE ACRE, THOSE SITES THAT ARE UNDER ONE ACRE.

I SHOULD ALSO MENTION IT'S WE'RE NOT PROPOSING ANY CHANGES THERE, BUT WE ALSO HAVE ANOTHER FEE.

FOR SUPS FOR RESIDENTIAL THAT ARE UNDER ONE ACRE.

SO THAT'S GOING TO BE YOUR HOMEOWNERS PAYING THAT FEE.

IT'S NOT DEVELOPERS WITH CAPITAL AND DEEP POCKETBOOKS.

IT'S GOING TO BE HOMEOWNERS.

SO WE RECOMMEND JUST KEEPING THAT AT FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS.

THAT'S ONLY A FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS FEE.

SO THAT'S NOT REFLECTED HERE BECAUSE AGAIN, WE'RE NOT MAKING ANY CHANGES THERE, BUT THAT'S JUST ONE EXAMPLE.

SO.

YEAH, GREAT POINT.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, SIR.

GO AHEAD, WILL.

OK, YES, THANKS CARMA.

SO THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT IS REQUESTING A NEW VEHICLE.

WE HAVE A 2011 CHEVY VOLT THAT IS ELIGIBLE AND RECOMMENDED FOR REPLACEMENT PER FLEET SERVICES.

WE REQUESTED A LARGER VEHICLE PRIMARILY TO ACCOMMODATE THE HIGHER NUMBER OF ZONING NOTICE SIGNS THAT WERE HAULING AROUND AND GOING OUT AND POSTING.

AS YOU MAY RECALL, COUNCIL WE HAD AN AD HOC COMMITTEE IN THE DIRECTION WE RECEIVED

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WAS GENERALLY SPEAKING, OF COURSE, EVERY SITE IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT, BUT GENERALLY SPEAKING, HAVING TWO SIGNS PER FRONTAGE SO THAT'S BEEN MORE SIGNS TO KIND HAUL AROUND.

SO WE'VE REQUESTED A LARGER VEHICLE.

FLEET HAS RECOMMENDED A HALF TON PICKUP WITH A LOCKABLE BED COVER.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND FINALLY, FUNDING FOR TWO HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND FOR AREA REDEVELOPMENT PLANS.

THIS IS THE SAME FUNDING THAT I BELIEVE HAS BEEN REQUESTED AND APPROVED LAST COUPLE OF YEARS.

THESE CAN GO TOWARDS CATALYST AREA PLANS, BUT ALSO REALLY ANY TYPE OF TARGETED REDEVELOPMENT AREA THAT WE NEED TO DRAFT A PLAN FOR AND GET GOING.

ANOTHER EXAMPLE IS FOR SITES THAT WE MAY PARTNER WITH DART ON FOR REDEVELOPMENT.

AND WE PUT OUT AN RFP TO GET A DEVELOPMENT PARTNER TO WORK WITH THE CITY AND DART.

DART DOES REQUIRE A PLAN THAT WE ADOPT AND AGREE UPON IN ORDER FOR US TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT TYPE OF REDEVELOPMENT EFFORT.

SO THIS FUNDING WOULD GO TOWARDS REALLY ANY TYPE OF AREA PLAN OR REDEVELOPMENT PLAN THAT WE NEED.

THE INTENT HERE IS DEFINITELY FOR THIS FUNDING TO BE USED TOWARDS ACTUAL REDEVELOPMENT EFFORTS, NOT JUST VISIONING; THE GOAL HERE IS TURNING PLANS TO ACTION.

SO NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND THAT SUMMARIZES THE FUNDING REQUEST, THE VEHICLE REPLACEMENT FOR FORTY THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED FIFTY AND THE AREA REDEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR TWO HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND, MAKING A TOTAL OF TWO HUNDRED SIXTY THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS.

AND I BELIEVE THE NEXT SLIDE IS JUST QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION.

OKAY, YOU CAN UN-SHARE.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. G? I SEE NONE.

THANK YOU, SIR.

THANK YOU.

AND THAT WILL BRING US TO BUILDING INSPECTION.

MORNING COUNCIL.

AS CARMA BRINGS THAT UP.

[A5 Building Inspection ]

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

BUILDING INSPECTION HAS BASICALLY NO ADDITIONAL FUNDING REQUESTS.

SO WE DO HAVE SOME FEE INCREASES THAT WERE SUGGESTED BY THE COST OF SERVICE STUDY.

THE FIRST ONE IS IN RESIDENTIAL DEMOLITIONS, RAISING THAT FROM THIRTY DOLLARS TO ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS, WHICH WE'LL ESTIMATE AN ESTIMATE TO GENERATE AN ADDITIONAL THIRTY THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY SIX DOLLARS IN REVENUE.

THIS ACTUALLY COVERS THE COST OF ACTUALLY DOING THE INSPECTIONS WHERE THAT COST OF SERVICE STUDY REFLECTED THAT THE NUMBER OF TRIPS WE HAVE TO MAKE OUT THERE, FOR ONE, WE WEREN'T ACTUALLY RECOUPING OUR COST AT THIRTY DOLLARS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, SCREENING WALLS.

THIS WAS AN INTERESTING ONE.

OUR PERMIT FEE FOR SCREENING WALLS IS TWENTY FIVE CENTS PER LINEAL FOOT AND THE BASE AMOUNT WAS THIRTY FIVE DOLLARS.

AND THE STUDY REFLECTED THAT SHOULD BE RAISED TO ABOUT ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY DOLLARS, ALTHOUGH WE DON'T SEE ANY ESTIMATE REVENUE INCREASE IN THAT, DUE TO THE FACT THAT IT STILL TAKES FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY LINEAR FEET OF SCREENING WALL TO EQUAL ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY DOLLARS MINIMUM FEE.

MOST OF THE SCREENING WALLS WE SEE ARE USUALLY SEVERAL THOUSAND FEET LONG AND SO THERE'S PROBABLY NO ADDITIONAL REVENUE REFLECTED ON THAT ONE.

AND THAT'S BOTH RESIDENTIAL AND NONRESIDENTIAL SCREENING WALLS.

AND THE RESIDENTIAL SCREENING WALLS ARE NOT SOMEBODIES FENCE, BUT A FULL WALL ON A SUBDIVISION THAT'S MANAGED BY THE SUBDIVISION.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

DEMOLITION ON NONRESIDENTIAL, SAME THING AS THE OTHER ONE, WAS 50 DOLLARS, THEY'RE PROPOSING TO RAISE THAT TO A HUNDRED DOLLARS, WHICH WILL GENERATE ABOUT ONE HUNDRED SIXTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS IN NEW REVENUE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

PAVING REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT, CURRENTLY NEW PARKING LOTS AND PARKING LOT EXPANSIONS.

THE MINIMUM PERMIT FEE IS ONE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS.

REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT IN NONRESIDENTIAL WAS SEVENTY FIVE DOLLARS.

SO THERE WAS KIND OF A DISCONNECT BECAUSE THE LABOR THAT WE SPEND IS ABOUT THE SAME, WHETHER IT'S A NEW PARKING LOT OR AN EXISTING PARKING LOT.

SO THE PROPOSAL WAS TO BRING THOSE TO EQUAL BOTH WOULD BE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS.

THIS WOULD GENERATE ABOUT TWELVE HUNDRED DOLLARS IN REVENUE.

WE ISSUED ABOUT 10 OF THOSE IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THIS YEAR.

WE ACTUALLY DIDN'T ISSUE I DON'T THINK WE ISSUED ANY LAST YEAR JUST DUE TO COVID.

NOBODY WAS DOING MUCH.

SO BUT WE ALREADY HAVE SEEN AN INCREASE OF THAT TYPE OF PERMITTING AND COUNCIL.

THAT'S ALL THE FEE INCREASES THAT WE'VE GOT, WERE SUGGESTED BY OUR COST OF SERVICE STUDY.

AND IF THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS.

YES, SIR.

ANY QUESTIONS ON THIS ITEM? I SEE NINE.

COUNCIL, I WANT TO GO AHEAD AND TRY TO GET THROUGH THE ENGINEERING

[A6 Engineering]

PRESENTATION AND THEN WE'LL TAKE A SHORT RECESS, SO THAT WILL BRING UP ENGINEERING.

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GOOD MORNING, COUNCIL.

YES, SIR.

CARMA, IF YOU'LL JUST GO TO THE SECOND SLIDE, WE'LL PROCEED.

PICKING UP, BASICALLY WHERE BUILDING INSPECTION LEFT OFF.

WE ARE PROPOSING A FEE INCREASE THIS YEAR AS A RESULT OF THE COST OF SERVICES STUDY.

CURRENT FEE AMOUNT THAT WE CHARGE FOR THE ENGINEERING REVIEW AND INSPECTION FEE IS FOUR PERCENT.

AND WHAT THIS IS, I PUT THIS IN PERCENTAGE BECAUSE IT VARIES FROM YEAR TO YEAR.

THE FEE IS ACTUALLY CALCULATED FROM THE PERCENTAGE OF THE ESTIMATED TOTAL VALUE OF PUBLIC WORKS OR PROPOSED PUBLIC WORKS IMPROVEMENTS FOR PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT.

THE FEES INCLUDE ANYWHERE FROM PARKING LOT SUBDIVISIONS NON-RESIDENTIAL, MULTIFAMILY, ETC. AND WE'RE WE'RE PROPOSING FROM THIS STUDY TO INCREASE AT ONE PERCENT FROM FOUR TO FIVE PERCENT.

SO THAT WOULD BE AN ESTIMATED INCREASE OF ONE HUNDRED AND SIX, ALMOST ONE HUNDRED AND SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS IN NEW REVENUE.

SO WE'RE PROPOSING THAT FOR THIS YEAR.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT ALSO HAS A FUNDING REQUEST FOR NEW SURVEY EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT.

WHAT WE HAVE IS AN EXISTING ROBOTIC TOTAL STATION.

IT'S NINE YEARS OLD.

AND MUCH LIKE ALL SOFTWARE UPDATE ISSUES, IT'S BECOMING MORE AND MORE OF A PROBLEM, JUST LIKE ANY OTHER COMPUTERIZED EQUIPMENT, MORE FREQUENT REPAIRS AND DOWNTIME OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS.

AND THE OLD UNIT ACTUALLY OPERATES ON ITS OWN PROPRIETARY SOFTWARE.

THE NEW UNIT, WHICH YOU SEE IN THE PHOTOS HERE, IT'S MUCH MORE RELIABLE, FASTER PROCESSOR, FASTER TRACKING AND A BETTER EFFICIENCY IN THE FIELD.

AND THIS ONE, ACTUALLY, THEY'VE CHANGED THE OPERATING SYSTEM TO WINDOWS 10.

SO IT'S GOING TO BE MORE COMPATIBLE WITH THE SOFTWARE THAT WE HAVE ON OUR SYSTEMS HERE, ON OUR COMPUTERS AT THE OFFICE.

AND THIS UNIT IS ACTUALLY AROUND THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

AND SO WE'RE REQUESTING THAT AS AN UNFUNDED REQUEST THIS YEAR TO REPLACE SOME OLD EQUIPMENT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO IN SUMMARY, THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT'S REQUESTING THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THIS EQUIPMENT.

AND WITH THAT, I'LL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE.

YOU CAN UN-SHARE.

I NOTICED A DISTINCTIVE GRIMACE WITH COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH WHEN YOU MENTIONED THE OPERATING SYSTEM, BUT I DON'T THINK HE HAS A QUESTION, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE MAYOR PRO TEM HEDRICK DOES.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

QUESTION IS REGARDING THE FEES FOR THE INSPECTION FEES AND ENGINEERING FEES.

ARE THOSE COSTS OF CONSTRUCTION PROVIDED BY THE [INAUDIBLE] DESIGNER OR IS IT PROVIDED BY YOUR DEPARTMENT? THE FEES THEMSELVES THAT WE CHARGE OR--THE COST ESTIMATES, THE FEES--OH, THE COST ESTIMATE.

RIGHT, OK, THE COST ESTIMATE WAS BASED ON THE FROM THE STUDY THE LAST FEW YEARS OF THE NUMBER OF PROJECTS THAT WE'VE HAD AND WHAT WE HAVE CHARGED IN THE PAST FEW YEARS, IT WAS INCREASED BY THE ONE PERCENT.

AND THAT'S HOW WE CAME UP WITH THE FEE STRUCTURE.

AND IT'S ALL BASED ON WHAT WE INSPECT AND WHAT WE REVIEW AS PART OF THE ENGINEERING PLANS FOR PUBLIC WORKS IMPROVEMENTS.

BETTER DRAINAGE, THAT TYPE OF THING.

SURE, BUT THAT'S A PERCENTAGE OF THE ESTIMATE OF COST CONSTRUCTION, RIGHT? YES.

THAT COST OF CONSTRUCTION, WHERE DOES THAT ESTIMATE COME FROM? OH, YES, SIR, THAT ESTIMATE COMES FROM THE ACTUAL ENGINEERING FIRM THAT IS PRODUCING THE PLANS FOR THE DEVELOPER.

WE REVIEWED THAT AND WE LOOKED AT THEIR DETAILED COST ESTIMATE, LINEAR FEET IN COST PER LINEAR FOOT, THAT TYPE OF THING, WE COMPARE IT TO OUR INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE AND WE REACH AN AGREEMENT OF WHAT THE COST ESTIMATE IS AND THEN WE'LL [INAUDIBLE] ACCORDINGLY.

OK, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

VERY GOOD.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR THE ENGINEERING PORTION? I SEE NONE.

COUNCIL, WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND TAKE A SHORT RECESS.

LET'S HAVE EVERYBODY BACK ONLINE AT FIVE AFTER TEN.

10:05, PLEASE.

ALL RIGHT, WE ARE BACK WE ARE COMING BACK FROM RECESS.

IT IS SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2021, SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL FOR BUDGET REVIEW.

WE ARE AT STREET DEPARTMENT.

MR. OLIVER.

[A7 Streets]

THANK YOU, SIR.

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CARMA, IF YOU GO AHEAD AND SHOW THE NEXT SLIDE, THIS IS OUR FUNDING REQUEST.

THIS IS FOR ME, COUNCILMEN, THIS IS AN OLD THING YOU'VE SEEN BEFORE.

BUT I JUST WANT TO ESPECIALLY INTRODUCE FOR THE NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS KIND OF LOOKING AT THE STREETS FUNDING STREAM YEAR BY YEAR.

AS YOU NOTICE, BACK IN '13-14, WE HAD A BUDGET OF ROUGHLY 10 MILLION DOLLARS.

BUT THROUGH THE INCREASED FUNDING PROVIDED THROUGH THE COUNCIL 30 YEARS, OUR PROJECTED FUNDING FOR NEXT YEAR IS ROUGHLY THIRTY TWO MILLION DOLLARS.

SO IF YOU LOOK THERE, THE ORANGE THE ORANGE AREAS WHERE WE WERE GETTING SUPPLEMENTED BY THE CIP, BUT IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, THE BUDGET DEPARTMENT'S BEEN ABLE TO FUND ALL OF OUR FUNDING THROUGH THE GENERAL, THROUGH THE ADDITIONAL IN THE OCTOBER THE GENERAL FUND.

NEXT SLIDE, CARMA.

THE STREET DEPARTMENT IS ACTUALLY GOING TO REQUEST WE ARE REQUESTING TWO PIECES OF EQUIPMENT TWO UNFUNDED SUPPLEMENTS.

THE FIRST IS REPLACING THE EXISTING MOTOR GRADER THAT IS THAT IS 22 YEARS OLD.

IT'S EXPENSIVE TO MAINTAIN AND DO THE ORDINARY WEAR AND TEAR.

THE PRIMARY FUNCTION OF THAT IS TO CUT AND SPREAD SOIL LEVEL AGGREGATES, RECYCLED CONCRETE MATERIALS TO ESTABLISH FINISHED GRADE WITH A HIGH LEVEL ACCIDENT AND IMPROVE THE PROCEDURE BEFORE PAVING CONCRETE STREETS.

THE PRIMARY USE OF THIS IS WITH OUR STREET PAVING OPERATION.

OTHER USES INCLUDE THE MIXING MATERIAL.

WE DO USE IT FOR GRADING SLOPES.

CUTTING BANKS, CANALS AND LEVELING WHOLE ROADS.

SO APPROVING THIS UNFUNDED SUPPLEMENT WILL ALLOW US TO REPLACE THE MOTOR GRADER WITH A NEW, MORE RELIABLE MODEL AND CONTROL DAILY MAINTENANCE COSTS AND REDUCE EQUIPMENT FAILURES, DOWNTIMES AND TO INCREASE OUR PRODUCTIVITY.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS A PICTURE OF OUR EXISTING MOTOR GRADER, BUT THAT'S WHAT [INAUDIBLE] IT'S GOT THE BLADE IN THE MIDDLE OF IT BETWEEN THE WHEELS AND THAT'S THE FUNCTION OF THAT .

NEXT ITEM.

YEAH, THE NEXT SLIDE IS TO ACTUALLY UPGRADE OUR ONE HALF TON CREW CAB TRUCK TO A, YOU KNOW, FROM A REGULAR PICKUP TRUCK DRIVER TO A CREW CAB.

THE EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT FUND, ALLOWS US TO REPLACE LIKE WITH LIKE WITHOUT GOING THROUGH ANY BUDGET SUPPLEMENT.

BUT WE ARE ASKING TO UPGRADE THIS PARTICULAR PIECE OF EQUIPMENT.

AND SO THE COST OF THAT UPGRADE FROM A REGULAR PICKUP TRUCK TO A CREW CAB IS SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THAT TRUCK IS SEVEN YEARS OLD.

AND IT REALLY ISN'T SUITABLE FOR WHAT WE NEED IT FOR.

CURRENTLY, IT'S ASSIGNED TO THE SENIOR CIVIL ENGINEER WHO SUPERVISES TWO PUBLIC WORKS INSPECTORS.

AND ON A REGULAR BASIS, THEY HAVE TO GO OUT TOGETHER TO GO LOOK AT PROJECTS OR WHATNOT.

SO OFTEN WHEN THEY HAVE TO GO OUT, THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO GO IN TWO DIFFERENT VEHICLES.

SO BY BEING ABLE TO UPGRADE TO THE HALF TON CREW CAB, THEN IT WOULD ALLOW US TO BE ABLE TO ALLOW THEM TO GO IN ONE VEHICLE AND IT WOULD IMPROVE EFFICIENCY THERE.

THE COST OF THE EQUIPMENT FUND REPLACEMENT'S TWENTY THREE THOUSAND SIX TEN.

AND THE COST OF THE NEW TRUCK IS THIRTY THOUSAND SIX TEN.

THE DEPARTMENT IS REQUESTING A SUPPLEMENT TO PICK UP THE ADDITIONAL SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS IN THE COST FOR THAT EQUIPMENT.

NEXT.

I THINK MR. OLIVER HAS FROZE UP ON US HERE.

MAYOR, I'LL GIVE HIM A CALL REAL QUICK, SEE IF WE CAN RECONNECT THERE.

IT'S A NICE LOOKING TRUCK THERE, BUT I THINK IT REQUIRES SOME EXPLANATION.

COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH HAS IMPLIED THAT HE MAY BE USING WINDOWS 10.

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[CHUCKLING] THERE'S MR. OLIVER.

SIR, IF YOU CAN UNMUTE.

HE SHOULD BE COMING BACK ONLINE HERE ANY SECOND.

I JUST SAW HIS FACE POP UP.

I'M SORRY, IT PERFECTLY WORKS UNTIL IT'S MY TURN TO PRESENT, THEN IT DROPS OFFLINE.

[CHUCKLING] ALL RIGHT, SIR.

SO I DON'T KNOW WHERE I LOST YOU, BUT I HAD THE TRUCK HERE, WHICH IS THE UPGRADE BETWEEN THE CREW CAB AND THE REGULAR VEHICLE.

THE DIFFERENCE THE SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS BETWEEN THE TWO VEHICLES.

SO THAT'S THE EXISTING PICTURE OF THE EXISTING CAB.

TO GO TO THE FOUR DOOR CREW CAB IS WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR.

AND LIKE I SAID, THE $7000 WOULD BE PICKING UP THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT THE EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT FUND WOULD FUND AND THEN WHAT THE COST OF THIS NEW EQUIPMENT WOULD COST.

NEXT SLIDE, CARMA.

AND THAT'S JUST A SUMMARY THAT WE HAVE, LIKE I SAID WE ARE REQUESTING TWO ITEMS. WE ARE REQUESTING THE MOTOR GRADER, WHICH IS THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY SIX THOUSAND, AND THE UPGRADE OF THE CREW CAB, WHICH IS SEVEN THOUSAND, WOULD BE A TOTAL COST OF THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS IN NEW NEW EQUIPMENT THAT WE'RE REQUESTING TO FUND.

WITH THAT I WILL ENTERTAIN ANY QUESTIONS.

OK.

VERY GOOD, SIR.

I APOLOGIZE FOR DROPPING OFF.

THAT'S ALRIGHT.

YOU KNOW, ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. OLIVER? I.

I SEE NO ONE IN THE QUEUE, MR. OLIVER, THANK YOU.

OK, THANK YOU.

THAT WILL MOVE US TO TRANSPORTATION.

ALL RIGHT, WELL, MAYOR AND COUNCIL THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT OUR ITEMS HERE.

GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO THE FIRST THING, AND THIS IS THE MOST CRITICAL THING THAT WE HAVE IS OUR ANOTHER TRAFFIC SIGNAL TECHNICIAN POSITION.

OUR TRAFFIC SIGNAL TECHNICIANS ARE THE ONES THAT GO OUT AND FIX THE TRAFFIC SIGNALS, MAINTAIN THEM.

UPGRADE THEM, HELP BUILD NEW NEW TRAFFIC SIGNALS, THE INDUSTRY METRIC IS FOR THE HOW MANY TRAFFIC SIGNAL TECHNICIANS THAT YOU NEED IS BASED ON THE NUMBER OF SIGNALS.

SO INDUSTRY STANDARD IS BETWEEN 30 AND 40 TRAFFIC SIGNALS PER TECHNICIAN.

OUR CURRENT NUMBER IS FORTY NINE.

SO WE'RE WE'RE WELL OUTSIDE THAT RANGE.

THAT PUTS US THE HIGHEST OF ANY ANY METROPLEX SUBURB.

AND IN FACT, THE ONLY ONLY TWO CITIES IN THE METROPLEX THAT HAVE A HIGHER RATIO THAN THAN US IS DALLAS AND FORT WORTH.

IF WE IF WE GET THE ADDITIONAL POSITION, THAT WOULD MOVE US FROM FORTY NINE TO THIRTY NINE [INAUDIBLE].

LOOKS LIKE MR. LUEDTKE IS FROZEN UP ON US.

AND COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH HAS THE SAME COMMENT.

I WILL SEE IF WE CAN.

GET MR. LUEDTKE BACK.

JUST A MINUTE HERE.

MAYOR, HE'S HE'S STILL TRYING TO RECONNECT, HAVING SOME CHALLENGES, BUT HE'S HE'S WORKING ON IT.

IF YOU WANT TO KEEP GOING, WE CAN CIRCLE BACK OR IF YOU WANT TO WAIT A COUPLE OF MINUTES.

WE KNOW HOW MUCH OF HIS PRESENTATION IS REMAINING.

THERE'S FOUR REQUESTS TOTAL SO THIS IS THE FIRST OF FOUR.

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OK.

ALL RIGHT.

YEAH.

LET'S LET'S GO AHEAD AND JUMP.

IRONICALLY TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

[A9 Information Technology]

AND DO WE HAVE? THERE HE IS.

YES, SIR.

SO, STEVE, NO PRESSURE HERE.

WE ARE EXPERIENCING SOME TECHNICAL CHALLENGES AND I WOULD HATE THAT TO OCCUR DURING YOUR PRESENTATION AS WELL.

AS WOULD I.

THE VAGARIES OF THE INTERNET.

I CAN I CAN ASSURE YOU COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH THEY'RE NOT ON XP MACHINES OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

GOOD MORNING, MAYOR, COUNCIL.

AND TO THE TO THE FOLKS ON THE COUNCIL.

I HAVE NOT YET MET IN PERSON.

I REGRET DOING IT THIS WAY, BUT NONETHELESS, IT IS CERTAINLY A PLEASURE AS WELL.

SO I ONLY HAVE A COUPLE OF ITEMS, CARMA.

I GUESS YOU CAN ADVANCE THE SLIDE WHEN YOU'RE PREPARED.

THE FIRST ONE THAT I'LL TALK ABOUT IS OUR ENTERPRISE SECURITY PROGRAM.

SO WHAT YOU SEE BEFORE YOU HERE ARE ITEMS THAT ARE COMPONENTS OF OUR ENTERPRISE SECURITY PROGRAM THAT WILL HAVE AN ONGOING COST.

YOU WILL SEE OTHER ITEMS WHEN WE TALK LATER IN THE BUDGET PROCESS ABOUT THE AVAILABLE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CERTAIN THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING THAT WERE PART OF OUR AND SOME OF THE OTHER FEDERAL PROGRAMS, PERHAPS.

BUT THESE ARE ITEMS THAT WILL NOT YOU KNOW, ALL OF THOSE COSTS WILL NOT BE COVERED, ESPECIALLY IN IN FUTURE YEARS FOR THESE RECURRING ITEMS. SO AND I CAN SPEAK JUST BRIEFLY THROUGH EACH OF THOSE THAT YOU HAVE ON THE SLIDE HERE, A SECURITY OPERATIONS SERVICES.

SO WE'RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE.

WE'LL BE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO WORK WITH US TO HELP MONITOR OUR SYSTEMS, ESPECIALLY FROM A SECURITY STANDPOINT, PAY ATTENTION TO CERTAIN ACTIVITIES GOING ON IN THE NETWORK.

PERHAPS EVEN TAKE, YOU KNOW, IMMEDIATE REMEDIATION ACTIONS IF IF THEY OBSERVE SOMETHING GOING ON IN THE NETWORK, ESPECIALLY IN THOSE HOURS WHEN WHEN WE'RE NOT STAFF NOT BEING A TWENTY FOUR BY SEVEN OPERATION OR STAFF FOR TWENTY FOUR BY SEVEN OPERATIONS FOR FOR NETWORK MONITORING AND THOSE KINDS OF THINGS.

IDENTITY AND ACCESS MANAGEMENT.

IT'S A LITTLE BIT AND PERHAPS MORE OF A NEBULOUS CONCEPT, BUT THIS IS THIS IS SOFTWARE TO FACILITATE BETTER CONTROL OF ACCESS TO THE SYSTEMS, WHO YOU ARE, WHAT YOU HAVE ACCESS TO, HOW WE CONTROL ALL OF THAT, OTHER COMPONENTS OF THAT THAT YOU'LL SEE IN FUTURE CONVERSATIONS ARE RELATED TO ACCESS PRACTICES, MULTIFACTOR AUTHENTICATION ACROSS MORE OF OUR SYSTEMS AND SO ON THAN WE HAVE TODAY.

AND SO, AGAIN, WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT SOME OF THOSE RELATED THINGS IN AN ADDITIONAL OR GREATER DETAIL.

THE NEXT ITEM, GOVERNANCE, RISK AND COMPLIANCE SOFTWARE.

IT'S REALLY TALKING ABOUT A SYSTEM TO HELP US.

TRACK THE CONTROLS THAT WE HAVE IN PLACE, MAP THOSE CONTROLS TO THE VARIOUS FRAMEWORKS THAT ARE OUT THERE HELP US DOCUMENT ALL OF THE DIFFERENT COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS THAT WE HAVE IN DIFFERENT SYSTEMS. IT REALLY IS SORT OF, I GUESS, YOU KNOW, ALMOST THE CENTRAL NEXUS WHERE A LOT OF THIS INFORMATION GOES WITH RESPECT TO WHAT YOU'RE DOING IN A CYBER SECURITY PROGRAM

[01:40:02]

SO THAT YOU HAVE GOOD VISIBILITY TO ALL OF IT AND REALLY CAN PROVIDE INFORMATION METRICS WHERE YOU ARE IN YOUR MATURITY AND SO ON, SOURCING ALL THAT DATA OUT THERE TO PROVIDE TO MANAGE.

I AM NOT THE EXPERT ON THAT PARTICULAR TOPIC.

MY MY SENIOR SECURITY ENGINEER HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE WHERE I AM.

BUT I'M HOPING MY PITIFUL EXPLANATION THERE IS GOOD AND THEN SOMETHING THAT WE WILL BE DOING AND HAVE BEEN DOING ON A PERIODIC BASIS.

WE'LL BE DOING MUCH MORE AGGRESSIVELY NOW IS VULNERABILITY AND RISK ASSESSMENTS.

THESE ARE WHERE WE BRING IN A THIRD PARTY TO ESSENTIALLY GO THROUGH OUR NETWORK AND LOOK FOR AREAS WHERE WE MAY HAVE RISKS, WHERE WE MAY HAVE VULNERABILITIES, RATHER.

IDENTIFY ALL OF THOSE VULNERABILITIES, ASSESS THEM, PRIORITIZE THEM, AND THEN DECIDE, YOU KNOW, AS PART OF THE REMAINING PRACTICE IS HOW WE'RE GOING TO ADDRESS THOSE RISKS, WHICH RISKS ARE REALLY SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO ADDRESS IMMEDIATELY WHAT THINGS CAN WE PERHAPS WAIT AND ADDRESS, YOU KNOW, IN SOME OTHER MANNER.

IT'S REALLY JUST WHERE IS YOUR WEAKNESS? HOW MUCH OF A WEAKNESS IS IT AND HOW QUICKLY DO YOU WANT TO DEAL WITH IT? AND THAT HELPS US GET TO THAT.

SO THAT'S WHAT YOU SEE ON THAT PAGE, IS THE TOTAL FOR ALL OF THOSE ITEMS. AS I SAY, THERE ARE OTHER ITEMS THAT WE HAVE PLANNED THAT WE'LL BE DISCUSSING MORE WHEN WE GET TO THE TO THE OTHER DISCUSSIONS ON THE FEDERAL GRANT FUNDING.

CARMA? THANK YOU.

AND THESE TWO ARE ESSENTIALLY POSITIONS, THE DESKTOP SYSTEM SPECIALIST POSITION WAS BANK LAST YEAR, WAS ACTUALLY OPEN, CAME OPEN, LAST YEAR WAS BANK.

WE DID NOT FILL IT.

THAT PERSON IS REALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR DESIGNING AND DEPLOYING THE WINDOWS DESKTOP.

I'M NOT GOING TO READ ALL OF THAT VERBATIM, BUT WE WERE ABLE TO LIMP THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR WITHOUT THAT POSITION, REQUESTING THAT POSITION TO BE UNBANK SO THAT WE CAN WE CAN HIRE FOR THAT POSITION BACK.

AND THEN ANOTHER POSITION, THE POSITION BELOW FOR THE IP PROJECT MANAGER THAT WAS ACTUALLY UNBANKED AND FAILED MID-YEAR.

WE HAD AN EMPLOYEE THAT HAD TO A PROJECT MANAGER THAT THAT HAD TO GO OUT ON LEAVE.

AND WE HAD A BANK POSITION FOR OUR PROJECT MANAGER.

BUT THE EMPLOYEE UNEXPECTEDLY WENT OUT ON LEAVE, WAS UNABLE TO WORK.

AND WE FOUND OURSELVES IN A POSITION WHERE WE CRITICALLY NEEDED ANOTHER PROJECT MANAGER TO PICK UP THE LOAD.

AND SO WORKING WITH MANAGEMENT, WE UNBANK THAT POSITION.

OUR REQUEST HERE SIMPLY IS TO LEAVE THE POSITION UNBANKED GOING FORWARD.

THE EMPLOYEE THAT WAS ORIGINALLY OUT IS IS OUT AGAIN.

SO WE WE CONTINUE TO NEED THAT POSITION.

AND, YOU KNOW, AND HONESTLY, PLAN WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE THAT POSITION GOING INTO THE FUTURE.

IT WAS ONLY BANK DURING THE LAST BUDGET YEAR.

OR I GUESS THE PRESENT BUDGET YEAR.

ALL RIGHT, CARMA, I THINK THAT'S [INAUDIBLE].

THERE'S THERE'S THE SUMMARY OF OF THE REQUEST FROM IT AND THEN AND IT INCLUDES THAT PROJECT MANAGER POSITION THAT WAS UNBANKED MID-YEAR.

AND IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS.

ALL RIGHT, VERY GOOD.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR THIS PORTION? I SEE NO ONE IN THE QUEUE.

ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT.

I APPRECIATE IT.

MAYOR, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANKS STEVE.

ALL RIGHT, WE'RE GOING TO JUMP BACK TO BELIEVE MR. LUEDTKE IS BACK ON WITH THIS.

I DON'T SEE HIM CURRENTLY, BUT I THINK HE'S IN HERE.

THERE HE IS.

SO WE'RE GOING TO JUMP BACK TO TRANSPORTATION.

[A8 Transportation]

CARMA, IF YOU COULD GET US THERE WE GO.

I'M BACK AND I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT.

I'M NOT.

HE WAS WAS PROBABLY DOING SOMETHING BEHIND THE SCENES TO TRY TO GET MORE MONEY FOR IT.

SO.

[LAUGHTER] GO AHEAD SIR.

SO I THINK I COVERED THIS SLIDE.

I, I THE ONLY THING I WAS GOING TO SAY, ANOTHER THING I WAS GOING TO SAY IS JUST THE AMOUNT OF FATIGUE ON THE STAFF.

YOU CAN ALWAYS TELL AT THE END OF THE WEEK WHO'S ON WHO'S ON CALL FOR THAT WEEK, BECAUSE THEY DO GET CALLED OUT FREQUENTLY, THEY'RE USUALLY DRAGGING BY THE END OF THE WEEK.

AND WHAT THIS WOULD ALLOW US TO DO IS, IS TO HAVE MORE MORE WEEKS BETWEEN WHEN THE

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PEOPLE WHEN WHEN THE FOLKS HAVE TIME ON STAFF ON CALL, BECAUSE THEY DO GET CALLED OUT ABOUT ONCE AVERAGE, ABOUT ONCE A NIGHT, WEEKENDS, HOLIDAYS.

SO THIS WOULD GET A LOT MORE TIME BETWEEN TO RECOVER BETWEEN WHEN THEY WHEN THEY WERE WHEN THEY'RE ON CALL.

SLIDE.

THIS IS FOR THIS IS I'M HOPING IS A ONE TIME FUNDING REQUEST.

THIS IS REALLY AS A RESULT OF COVID AND THE FACT THAT THE SCHOOLS ARE GOING LONGER INTO THE SUMMER AT THE END OF THE YEAR, WE STARTED, YOU KNOW, ALMOST A MONTH EARLY THIS YEAR.

HOPEFULLY WE WON'T BE ASKING FOR THIS IN THE FUTURE, BUT THAT'S WHAT THIS IS TO COVER.

NEXT SLIDE.

BUCKET TRUCK REPLACEMENT.

THIS IS THE BUCKET TRUCKS THAT THE TRAFFIC SIGNAL TECHS USE.

THIS ONE IS JUST AN EXISTING BUCKET TRUCK THAT WE'VE HAD FOR NINE YEARS.

IT'S IT'S JUST REACHED THE END OF ITS USEFUL LIFE, BECOMING A MAINTENANCE ISSUE, UNRELIABLE.

SO THAT'S WE'RE JUST ASKING TO REPLACE AN EXISTING BUCKET TRUCK, NEXT SLIDE.

AND THEN LAST, OUR TRAFFIC SIGNAL SOFTWARE THAT WE USE TO COMMUNICATE WITH ALL OF THE TRAFFIC SIGNALS IN THE CITY.

THIS IS AN ONGOING REQUEST.

WE UPGRADED OUR TRAFFIC SIGNAL SOFTWARE LAST YEAR.

IT MONITORS ALL OF THE SIGNALS.

IF THERE'S A SIGNAL THAT DOESN'T FLASH, IT LETS US KNOW THAT THROUGH AN EMAIL THAT THAT'S GOING TO FLASH.

WE CAN GO IN RIGHT AWAY.

WE WANT TO WAIT FOR SOMEONE TO CALL IT IN AND MAKE SURE ALL THE CLOCKS AND ALL THE SIGNALS ARE ARE CORRECT DOWN TO THE SECOND, WHICH ALLOWS US TO TIME THE SIGNALS AND COORDINATE ALL THE SIGNALS WITH EACH OTHER.

AND THIS IS THIS IS A NEW PACKAGE THAT WE BOUGHT LAST YEAR AND INSTALLED LAST YEAR.

IT'S, IT REPLACED A SYSTEM THAT WE HAD THAT WAS THAT WAS OBSOLETE.

SO THIS IS REALLY JUST LIKE ALL MODERN SOFTWARE PACKAGES.

THIS IS HAS AN ONGOING ANNUAL MAINTENANCE FEE, AND THAT'S WHAT THIS WILL COVER, NEXT SLIDE.

AND THAT'S THAT'S ALL WE HAVE, SO WE'RE ASKING FOR A TOTAL OF THREE HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

VERY GOOD.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. LUEDTKE ON THIS PORTION? AND I HAVE THERE WE GO, COUNCIL MEMBER BASS.

YES.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

PAUL, LET'S SEE ON THE.

I DIDN'T WRITE DOWN THE POSITION, BUT ON THE POSITION WHERE YOU WERE, WHERE YOU'RE LOOKING FOR TO HIRE SOME HELP WITH THE TRAFFIC SIGNALS.

DOES THAT? DOES THAT NUMBER? OK, SO THE OVERTIME THAT YOU SAID THAT PART OF IT'S GOING TO BE CUT.

IT'S GOING TO CUT DOWN ON OVERTIME.

SO THAT NUMBER IN YOUR ESTIMATE INCLUDE THE SAVINGS FROM NOT HAVING THE OVERTIME? NO, IT WOULD NOT CUT DOWN ANY OVERTIME.

I'M NOT.

OK, WELL, YOU HAD SAID THAT.

SO I GUESS THOSE ARE SALARY POSITIONS THEN.

SO WHEN THEY'RE ON CALL, IT'S PART OF THEIR SALARY.

OK.

YES.

OK.

AND THEN ON THE ON THE BUCKET TRUCK, CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE BUCKET TRUCK THAT YOU'RE WANTING TO REPLACE.

HOW OLD IS IT? WHAT'S THE TYPICAL LIFESPAN OF THEM, THAT KIND OF THING.

SO THE TYPICAL LIFESPAN, WE TYPICALLY REPLACE THEM ABOUT EVERY ABOUT EVERY 10 YEARS.

NINE YEARS OLD.

SO BY THE TIME WE REPLACED IT NEXT YEAR, IT'LL BE IT'LL BE 10 YEARS OLD, THEY HAVE.

AND WE USUALLY TRY TO ACTUALLY THE BUCKET PART THAT THAT'S ON THE BODY OF IT.

WE USUALLY TRY TO REPLACE THAT EVERY OTHER TIME.

SO THOSE ARE TYPICALLY 20 YEARS OLD, WHICH IS THE CASE IN THIS ONE.

SO THE BUCKET PART OF IT IS ACTUALLY IS EVEN OLDER.

OK, AWESOME.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH PAUL.

THANK YOU MAYOR.

THANK YOU SIR.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ON TRANSPORTATION? I SEE NONE.

THANK YOU, SIR.

THANK YOU.

AND THAT WILL BRING US TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

[A10 Emergency Management]

THANK YOU, SIR.

GO AHEAD.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU, CARMA [INAUDIBLE].

SO FIRST OF ALL, AS YOU'RE AWARE, SINCE 2019, WE'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN SEEMS TO BE DISASTER AFTER DISASTER.

SO IT STARTED, I THINK, BACK IN THE FALL WITH THE TORNADO IN 2019 AND

[01:50:04]

DIRECTLY INTO COVID RESPONSE, HURRICANE LAURA SHELTERING SUPPORT.

AND THEN NOW THIS YEAR WITH, OF COURSE, THE MASS VACCINATION EVENTS AND THEN THE WINTER WEATHER THAT WE EXPERIENCED.

SO STAFF'S BEEN BASICALLY GOING DISASTER TO DISASTER.

AND WE ARE STILL WORKING ON THE RECOVERY FROM THOSE.

SO THIS POSITION AS A DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR IS BASICALLY TO HELP BUILD THE CAPACITY AND REIMPLEMENT PROGRAMS THAT WE'RE CURRENTLY EITHER UNDERSERVED OR ARE JUST NOT BEING IMPLEMENTED AT ALL DUE TO STAFF CAPACITY.

SO THIS WOULD SUPPLEMENT US BY PROVIDING ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT FOR THE FOR THE DEPARTMENT AND ALLOWING STAFF TIME TO PERFORM SPECIALIZED FUNCTIONS SUCH AS THE TYPICAL STRATEGIC PLANNING, UPDATING OF THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN, WHICH IS REQUIRED BY THE TEXAS DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

IT'S CURRENTLY OUT OF DATE.

UPDATING THE CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS PLAN, WHICH WAS STARTED LAST JUNE.

BUT WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO FINISH.

[INAUDIBLE] A DEVELOPMENT OF A DISASTER DEBRIS MANAGEMENT PLAN, AS WELL AS DEVELOPING AND FACILITATING EXERCISES AND TRAINING THAT NEED TO OCCUR FOR ALL CITY DEPARTMENTS.

SO THAT'S THE PURPOSE OF THIS DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR POSITION.

CARMA, YOU CAN MOVE TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

THE NEXT FUNDING REQUEST IS TO SUPPORT BASICALLY REPLACEMENT OF AGED FURNISHINGS FOR THE EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER, THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER.

AS FAR AS CURRENT STATUS, IT IS IN DISREPAIR, AVAILABLE RESOURCES, BUT ALSO JUST WITH THE THE WAY THAT TECHNOLOGY IS, AS WE'VE SEEN TODAY, AND THEN ALSO AS EVERYBODY JOKED ABOUT.

BUT THE REALITY IS, IS ALL THOSE SOFTWARES NEED DRIVER UPDATE, SOFTWARE UPDATES AND THINGS TO CONTINUE TO OPERATE.

AND CURRENTLY RIGHT NOW, THE CAPACITY OF THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER IS THAT SOME OF THE DISPLAYS DO NOT WORK AT ALL.

AND THEN THE SOFTWARE THAT MANAGES THE INFORMATION SHARING CAPABILITY DOESN'T WORK AT ALL BECAUSE NO PROGRAMING UPDATES HAVE BEEN PERFORMED ON IT.

SO THIS WILL ALLOW FOR THE TABLES AND CHAIRS TO BE REPLACED, WHICH HAVEN'T BEEN DONE SINCE 2005.

IT WOULD ALLOW FOR WHITEBOARDS AND DIVIDERS TO BE PROVIDED IN THE ROOM SO THAT IT CUTS DOWN ON NOISE AND THEN ALLOWS FOR SITUATIONAL AWARENESS SO THAT THEY CAN SHARE INFORMATION ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES THAT ARE WORKING IN THE OPERATIONS CENTER.

LARGE SCALE SIGNINGS, SIGNAGE IN THE IN THE ROOM, THINGS LIKE ORG CHARTS, OPERATIONAL WORKSHEETS, THINGS LIKE THAT THAT THEY CAN PLOT RESOURCES ON.

WE ARE CURRENTLY USING HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDS TO FUND SOME OF THE TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES THAT WE NEED.

AND THANKS TO CHIEF BRYAN AND THE USE OF THE JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANTS, WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO BUILD A CAPABILITY FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, SPECIFICALLY FOR INTELLIGENCE AND INFORMATION SHARING.

BUT THAT WILL NOT ALLOW FOR THE PURCHASE OF A MUCH NEEDED INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE, WHICH IS THE BULK OF THE ONGOING REQUEST, AND THEN ALSO THE REST OF THE ONGOING EXPENSE THERE IS WOULD BE MAINTENANCE OF A PLODDER PRINTER FOR THE EOC AND THEN ALSO ANNUAL COST OR MAINTENANCE FOR THE AV SYSTEM, WHICH WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO UPDATE THIS YEAR AS WELL.

SO THE THE I'M SORRY, THE ONE TIME COST, WHICH IS OBVIOUSLY THE BULK OF THIS EXPENSE FOR THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS FUNDING IS WHAT I MENTIONED BEFORE, THE REPLACEMENT OF THE CHAIRS, THE TRAINING TABLES, THE PRINTER TO PRINT MAPS IN REAL TIME, CONFERENCE TABLES FOR COORDINATION AND THEN ALSO FOR THE SMART BOARD THAT WE WANT TO TRY TO PUT INTO THE SYSTEM, YOU CAN GO ON TO THE NEXT ONE, CARMA.

NEXT MOVING ON TO THE EMERGENCY OPERATION SUPPLIES AND TOOLS FOR ONGOING COSTS.

ONE OF THE MOST CRITICAL CAPABILITIES AND ADVANTAGES TO A FUNCTIONAL EOC IS OBVIOUSLY THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION, HOPEFULLY SO THAT WE CAN REQUEST PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, FUNDING AND SUPPORT COST RECOVERY AFTER DISASTERS.

THE EASIEST TOOL TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN IN REAL TIME IS THE [INAUDIBLE] FORMS WHICH NO ONE LOVES TO USE BECAUSE THEY ARE [INAUDIBLE] FORMS. BUT THEY ARE A GREAT WAY TO DOCUMENT.

YOU'RE ABLE TO SPLIT UP THOSE FORMS AND THEN EACH SECTION, WHETHER IT'S OPERATIONS, PLANNING, LOGISTICS OR FINANCE, CAN DO THEIR PORTIONS.

AND THEN I'LL MAINTAIN THE INFORMATION WITHIN THEIR SECTIONS SO THAT WE CAN

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TRACK RESOURCE REQUESTS AND MAKE SURE THAT OPERATIONS GET WHAT THEY NEED IN A TIMELY MANNER.

ALSO, AS PART OF THIS REQUEST WOULD BE THE MATERIALS FOR DRILLS AND ACTIVATIONS THAT WE NEED TO SUPPORT TRAINING FOR ALL DEPARTMENTS.

FOR THE ONE TIME REQUEST THE EOC TRAINING OPERATIONAL GUIDES ALSO SUPPORT THOSE TRAININGS AND DRILLS THAT WE NEED TO PERFORM FOR ALL CITY DEPARTMENTS.

THOSE GUIDES ARE OBVIOUSLY WE GET INPUT FROM THE DEPARTMENTS, BUT WE BUILD THE GUIDES WITHIN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

SO IT'S A PHYSICAL PAPER TOOL THAT THEY USE WHILE THEY'RE OPERATING, BUT ALSO WHILE THEIR TRAINING.

AND T-CARD AND HOLDERS.

WE DON'T CURRENTLY HAVE A CAPABILITY TO MANUALLY TRACK RESOURCES.

SO IF TECHNOLOGY IS DOWN, THE ONLY WAY TO DO THAT IS USING INDEX CARDS OR SOME TYPE OF PAPER.

T-CARDS ALLOW US TO DO THAT IN A WAY THAT WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT WE TRACK RESOURCES IN THE FIELD.

WE KNOW HOW MANY RESOURCES ARE ON THE GROUND AT ANY GIVEN TIME IN CASE SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS.

AND THEN ALSO WE KNOW WHEN TO RELEASE THOSE RESOURCES.

SO THAT'S THE PURPOSE OF THE ONE TIME REQUEST THAT WE HAVE THERE.

MAKE SURE I'M NOT FORGETTING ANYTHING.

AND THEN OBVIOUSLY, THE ONGOING COST THAT I DID NOT TALK ABOUT HAD TO DO WITH THE FUNCTIONAL AND DRILLS, THE EXERCISES THAT WE WANT TO PERFORM ANNUALLY.

SO ITS PROVISIONS FOR THOSE, AS WELL AS PROVISIONS FOR ACTIVATIONS FOR ALL DEPARTMENTS, CARMA, YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND GO TO THE NEXT ONE.

SO FOR WEATHER MONITORING, AS YOU ARE AWARE, WE MONITOR WEATHER TWENTY FOUR SEVEN, THREE SIXTY FIVE.

SO THESE ARE SUPPORT TOOLS THAT WE NEED TO PERFORM THAT FUNCTION.

THE SFERIC MAPS TOOL IS AN ONGOING COST.

IT IS A TOOL THAT I USE, BUT WE NEED IT FOR THE OTHER TWO STAFF MEMBERS.

IT PROVIDES MODELING FOR MULTIPLE HOURS AND THEN ALSO HISTORIC LIGHTNING DATA, WHICH WE NEED, ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE ARE FIRES AND THINGS LIKE THAT AS A RESULT OF SEVERE WEATHER AND THEN ALSO OUR LIGHTNING STRIKES.

GR2 ANALYST IS VERY SIMILAR TO THAT IN THAT IT PROVIDES A SUBSCRIPTION FOR THE TWO STAFF MEMBERS BESIDES MYSELF.

CURRENTLY, I'M THE ONLY ONE THAT HAS THIS RADAR.

THIS ONE, THOUGH, ALLOWS US FOR REAL TIME MONITORING OF THE INTERNAL STRUCTURES OF THE STORM.

SO IT HELPS US WITH WARNING FOR HAIL AND TORNADOES SPECIFICALLY.

IT'S A CAPABILITY THAT NO OTHER RADARS THAT WE HAVE EXISTING ACTUALLY HAS.

BROADCASTIFY IS ANOTHER SUBSCRIPTION THAT WE NEED FOR THE OTHER TWO PEOPLE.

I HAVE IT CURRENTLY.

THE BENEFIT OF ALLOWING US TO HAVE THESE SUBSCRIPTIONS IS THAT WE CAN MONITOR STORM REPORTS AND STORM SPOTTERS FROM ACROSS THE REGION, FROM ANYWHERE IN THE REGION.

SO I DON'T HAVE TO BE IN THE SAME CITY.

FOR INSTANCE, IF I'M MONITORING A STORM THAT'S COMING ACROSS TARRANT AND DALLAS COUNTY, I CAN MONITOR THE STORM SPOTTERS FROM THOSE COUNTIES AS IT APPROACHES GARLAND SO THAT I KIND OF KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN IT GETS HERE AND PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION TO RESPONDERS THAT ARE IN THE FIELD.

AND THEN THAT IMPACTS WHAT WE SEND OUT FOR WEATHER BRIEFINGS.

AND THEN FINALLY, THE WEATHER STATION NETWORK.

THE ONGOING COST IS FAIRLY MINIMAL.

IT'S THE ONE TIME COST OF THE FORTY NINE HUNDRED DOLLARS THAT'S MAKING UP THE BULK OF THIS EXPENSE.

AND WHAT THAT WOULD BE WOULD BE A NETWORK OF WEATHER STATIONS THAT WE COULD PUT STRATEGICALLY AROUND THE CITY.

THEY ARE STATIC, MEANING ONCE THEY'RE INSTALLED, YOU CAN'T MOVE THEM AROUND.

BUT WE WOULD WORK WITH THE DEPARTMENTS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE PUT THOSE IN PLACES THAT WOULD BENEFIT ALL THE DEPARTMENTS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

IT PROVIDES REAL TIME FIELD DATA AND GROUND TRUTH, PARTICULARLY WITH WARNING AND ACTIONABLE DATA FOR EMERGENCY FIELD RESPONSE, SUCH AS WIND DIRECTION, SPEED, AMOUNT OF RAIN, ETC. AND THEN ESPECIALLY FOR SPECIAL EVENTS OPERATIONS SUCH AS EVACUATION.

IF WE HAD TO EVACUATE DURING A SPECIAL EVENT, IT GIVES US SOME REAL TIME OPERATIONAL DATA AROUND THE CITY THAT WE CAN COMPARE.

CARMA CAN WE MOVE TO THE NEXT ONE, FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

SO WITH THE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT TURNOVER IN THIS DEPARTMENT IN 2019 AND THEN AGAIN IN 2020, THIS REQUEST IS PART OF AN EFFORT TO REBUILD SOME DEPTH AND LONGEVITY CONTINUITY WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT.

I MEAN, QUITE FRANKLY, WE NEED IT TO EFFECTIVELY SERVE THE CITIZENS, ESPECIALLY IF WE'RE GOING TO IMPLEMENT SOME OF THOSE PUBLIC REACHING PROGRAMS SUCH AS PUBLIC INFORMATION.

WE'VE BEEN LUCKY IN SPITE OF THE CURRENT SITUATION.

THERE'S A LOT OF STRAIN ON EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FIELD AS FAR AS STAFFING AND

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TRYING TO HIRE NEW PEOPLE.

IT'S HARD TO GET EXPERIENCED PEOPLE, BUT WE WERE ABLE TO GET TWO VERY DEDICATED, CAPABLE FOLKS.

THEY JUST NEED SOME SOME PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TO HELP BUILD CAPACITY WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT.

SO THAT STARTS WITH OBTAINING THE BEST PRACTICE CERTIFICATIONS.

AND THOSE ONGOING FEES HAVE TO DO WITH THOSE TWO PEOPLE HAVING THE CERTIFIED EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EMERGENCY MANAGERS, AS WELL AS THE TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE THROUGH THE STATE.

ALSO IN THIS COST IS THE INVOLVEMENT OF STATEWIDE PUBLIC WORKS MUTUAL AID.

WE CURRENTLY PARTICIPATE ON SEVERAL COMMITTEES RELATED TO STATEWIDE PUBLIC WORKS, MUTUAL AID.

IT'S A PRETTY ROBUST PROGRAM THROUGHOUT THE STATE.

IT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR ABOUT TEN YEARS NOW, BUT IT REQUIRES US TO PARTICIPATE AND PRESENT AT CONFERENCES FOR PUBLIC WORKS SPECIFICALLY AND THEN ALSO TO TRAVEL FOR SOME OF THOSE TRAINING.

SO THAT'S WHAT SOME OF THAT COST IS.

AND THEN FINALLY, FOR CITY WIDE POSITION SPECIFIC ICS TRAINING.

AS A CITY, WE'RE A LITTLE BIT BEHIND ON THIS.

AND UNDOUBTEDLY IT HAS TO DO WITH THE REPEATED, REPETITIVE DISASTERS THAT WE'VE HAD.

BUT ONCE THINGS IF THEY EVER DO SLOW DOWN, WE NEED TO CONDUCT SOME SPECIFIC TRAINING FOR STAFF RELATED TO AN INCIDENT COMMAND STRUCTURE, SO THAT'S WHAT THAT ONGOING COST IS.

AND IT BE AN ANNUAL TRAINING AT VARYING LEVELS, DEPENDING ON WHAT THE STAFF NEED.

AND WE'LL START WITH PUBLIC SAFETY WITH THAT.

AND THEN FINALLY, THE ONE TIME COST THERE, DISASTER DEBRIS MANAGEMENT COURSES.

IT'LL INVOLVE SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS TO DEVELOP A NEW DISASTER DEBRIS MANAGEMENT PLAN AND THEN ALSO TO CONDUCT DEBRIS ESTIMATING, HAULING AND MONITORING PROCESSES.

SO WE'LL BE REBUILDING THOSE PROCESSES IN COORDINATION WITH [INAUDIBLE]'S TEAM AND OTHERS LIKE JASON IN THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

SO AND THEN FINALLY, THE CEM CERTIFICATION COURSE AND EXAM THAT GOES WITH THE ONGOING COURSE.

IT'S OUR COST.

SORRY.

IT'S JUST A COST ASSOCIATED WITH PREPARING THE TWO NEW STAFF MEMBERS TO TAKE THE EXAMS NECESSARY TO OBTAIN THEIR CERTIFICATIONS.

CARMA, YOU CAN MOVE TO THE NEXT ONE.

FOR SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT.

THIS IS PRETTY BASIC INFORMATION, BUT FOR THE ONGOING COSTS, WE HAVE A CREDENTIALING SYSTEM WE WERE ABLE TO PURCHASE AND WE USED CREDENTIALS.

YOU SAW THOSE CARDS IF YOU PARTICIPATED IN ANY OF THE MASS VACCINATION EVENTS.

SO THE ONGOING COST THERE'S JUST THE RIBBONS, CARDS, LANYARDS.

SO GENERAL SUPPLIES.

WE HAVE AN EXISTING PROJECTOR THAT REQUIRES BULB REPLACEMENT.

SO PART OF THIS COST IS THAT.

AND THEN FINALLY, ADDITIONAL JUST GENERAL OFFICE SUPPLIES FOR THE DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR.

ONE POSITION, IF IT GETS FUNDED FOR THIS YEAR.

THE ONE TIME COST IN THIS CATEGORY HAVE TO DO WITH.

BASICALLY, IT'S THE EQUIPMENT THAT WE KNOW WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO SUPPLY EMERGENCY FACILITIES, SUCH AS THE MASS VACCINATION EVENTS LIKE WE HAD THIS YEAR.

SHELTERS, VOLUNTEER RECEPTION CENTERS, DONATION MANAGEMENT CENTERS OR DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS.

SO WE NEED FIVE TWENTY FIVE FOOT EXTENSION CORDS.

WE NEED SOME CONVERTIBLE HAND TRUCKS TO BE ABLE TO MOVE SUPPLIES THAT ARE STORED TO THESE FACILITIES ONCE WE OPEN THEM, AS WELL AS TO TRANSPORT PUBLIC EDUCATION MATERIALS TO PUBLIC EVENTS AND PRESENTATIONS FOR THE PUBLIC.

AND THEN FINALLY, AS A BEST PRACTICE, WE NEED TO PURCHASE SOME VITAL RECORDS BACK UP DRIVES.

THIS WOULD BE A BEST PRACTICE FOR CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS.

AND WHEN SYSTEMS ARE DOWN OUR NETWORKS ARE INACCESSIBLE OR BUILDINGS ARE INACCESSIBLE, STAFF FROM ALL DEPARTMENTS PROVIDED THAT THEY'VE UPDATED THEIR DRIVE, ARE ABLE TO COME AND UTILIZE THAT DRIVE TO PULL OUT VITAL RECORDS NECESSARY TO CONTINUE MISSION ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS.

OTHERWISE, IF THEY JUST HAVE THEM ELECTRONICALLY, THEY CAN'T PERFORM THOSE FUNCTIONS WHEN THEY DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO THEIR NORMAL TECHNOLOGIES, OK CARMA? FINALLY EMERGENCY PLAN DISTRIBUTION, SO FOR THIS ONE, WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF WORK TO DO HERE.

CURRENTLY, THE SITUATION IS THAT DEPARTMENTS DON'T HAVE CURRENT COPIES OF EITHER THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN OR THE CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS PLAN.

FOUND THIS ONE OUT THE HARD WAY.

SO WE'RE WORKING TO RECTIFY THAT.

AND IT'S GOING TO TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF COST ONE TIME TO GET THINGS BUILT, AT LEAST TO SUPPLY THESE DOCUMENTS TO KEY LEADERSHIP AND CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE AND THEN OTHER KEY MANAGERS WITHIN THOSE DEPARTMENTS AND THEN ALSO TO PROVIDE TRAINING GUIDES FOR TWO FOR EACH OF THE OPERATIONAL DEPARTMENTS.

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THAT'S THE ONE TIME COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS.

THE ONGOING IS ANNUALLY WHEN WE DO UPDATES FOR THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN AND THE CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS PLAN, WE HAVE TO REPRODUCE THOSE SECTIONS THAT GET UPDATED.

SO THE ONGOING COST IS SIGNIFICANTLY LESS EXPENSIVE THAN TRYING TO REDO THE ENTIRE PLAN, WHICH IS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO INITIALLY.

SO THAT'S THE TWO EXPLANATIONS THERE FOR ON GOING AND ONE TIME.

CARMA, YOU CAN GO TO THE NEXT ONE.

FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH.

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE PROGRAMS THAT HAS NOT, IT'S BEEN UNDERSERVED AND IN SOME WAYS NOT IMPLEMENTED AT ALL IN THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS.

SO WE'RE LOOKING TO REVAMP THIS AND REALLY PUT SOME ENERGY TOWARDS OUTREACH FOR THE PUBLIC, FOR PUBLIC PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER PREPAREDNESS.

SO THE ONGOING COST THERE.

THE FIRST IS THE UTILITY BILL MAILER, HAVING TWO PER YEAR.

AND THEN WE WILL ALTERNATE WITH THOSE SUBJECT MATTERS OUR EVERY MAILER SO THAT WE'LL TRY TO DO ONE IN THE FALL ASSOCIATED WITH NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH IN SEPTEMBER.

AND THEN WE TRY TO DO ONE IN PREPARATION FOR SEVERE WEATHER SEASON.

NOT THAT WE REALLY HAVE ONE SEASON ANYMORE.

IT'S KIND OF ALL YEAR.

BUT WE TRY TO DO THAT AROUND FEBRUARY OR MARCH.

THIS YEAR WE DID IN FEBRUARY.

THE POSTAGE FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION MATERIALS IS MATERIALS THAT ARE MAILED TO CITIZENS UPON REQUEST, NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, BUSINESSES, FAITH BASED ORGANIZATIONS, THOSE PARTNERS THAT HELP US TO REACH THE PUBLIC.

AND THEN FINALLY, THE HAND OUT AND FLIERS FOR CITIZEN DISTRIBUTION.

FIRST OF ALL, ONE OF THESE THIS IS FOR TWO PARTICULAR FLIERS.

ONE OF THEM IS FOR EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM OR THE GARLAND ALERT SYSTEM REGISTRATION.

WE FEEL LIKE WITH THE CURRENT CITIZEN SITUATION, WE HAVE AS FAR AS ACCESSIBILITY TO THE INTERNET, NOT EVERYBODY HAS IT.

SO WE CAN'T JUST RELY ON WEB BASED REGISTRATION.

SO WE PROVIDE A MANUAL FLIER WITH A MAIL IN PORTION THAT THEY CAN FILL OUT AND MAIL IN TO GET REGISTERED.

AND THEN THE SECOND HAND OUT OR FLIER, ONE SIDE TELLS ABOUT THE SYSTEMS AND PROGRAMS THAT WE HAVE TO OFFER IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

AND THEN THE OTHER SIDE GENERALLY HAS TO DO WITH WARNING SYSTEMS AND THINGS LIKE THAT, CAPABILITIES WE HAVE IN THE CITY JUST FOR AWARENESS.

SO, AGAIN, ALL THOSE TOOLS THAT THEY CAN USE TO BE MORE PREPARED FOR DISASTERS.

THE ONE TIME COSTS ARE STACKABLE STORAGE BOXES.

TO STORE THE MATERIALS THAT WE DO GET, WE TRY TO UTILIZE GRANT DOLLARS, AS WELL AS FEDERAL PROGRAMS LIKE THE READY.GOV PROGRAM TO MAINTAIN A STOCK OF PREPAREDNESS DOCUMENTS, WHETHER IT'S GUIDES, PLANNING MATERIALS, TOOLS, HOW TO BUILD A KIT CHECKLISTS, THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO WE GET AS MANY AS WE CAN GET FOR FREE, BUT WE NEED SOMETHING TO STORE THOSE IN AND THEN ALSO TRANSPORT THEM TO THE PUBLIC EVENTS THAT WE PARTICIPATE IN.

SO THAT'S WHAT THE ONE TIME COSTS IS FOR.

CARMA YOU CAN CHANGE.

OPERATIONAL NEEDS.

SO A FEW DETAILED PIECES HERE, THE WI-FI HOTSPOTS, WE PARTICULARLY FOUND A NEED FOR THESE DURING WINTER WEATHER, BUT WE NEED THESE ALL THE TIME TO WORK OFF SITE LIKE WE DO FOR THE OTHER DISASTER FACILITIES, LIKE THE MDES THAT WE DID THIS YEAR OR SHELTERING.

I HAVE ONE NOW, BUT THAT WASN'T A BUDGETED ITEM.

WE JUST UTILIZED OTHER FUNDING TO SUPPORT THAT.

THIS WOULD BE JUST SUPPORT THREE FOR THE OFFICE, ONE FOR EACH STAFF MEMBER.

SINCE WE, SINCE WE ALTERNATE DUTY OFFICER HOURS, THE ZOOM SUBSCRIPTION TWO LICENSES IS FOR US TO MAINTAIN THE CAPABILITY THAT WE DEVELOP THIS YEAR SO THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO HAVE VIRTUAL MEETINGS.

CABLE TRANSITION TO DIGITAL, SO THE USC, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, THE ONLY CAPABILITY WE CURRENTLY DO HAVE IS TO SHOW CABLE TELEVISION.

AND WE.

THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE OVER PREVIOUS YEARS.

PREVIOUSLY, IT WAS AROUND FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS, BUT WE HAD TWO CABLE BOXES GO OUT AND THEN IN ORDER TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE SERVICE TO THE EOC, WE HAD TO UPGRADE THAT TO DIGITAL THROUGH THE IT DEPARTMENT.

THEY HELPED US DO THAT.

BUT THAT'S THE ONLY WAY IT WOULD BE SUPPORTED BY THE CABLE COMPANY.

SO THAT INCREASED COST IS WHAT WAS PREVIOUSLY BUDGETED WAS AROUND FOUR HUNDRED.

NOW IT'S ABOUT EIGHTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS.

THE BOX SUBSCRIPTION IS FOR TWO EM STAFF MEMBERS.

I CURRENTLY HAVE THIS, BUT THIS IS FOR US TO MAINTAIN DOCUMENTS OUTSIDE OF THE NETWORK AND THEN ALSO PUBLIC NOTICES, HAZARD MITIGATION ACTION PLAN.

SO EVERY FIVE YEARS WE HAVE TO RENEW THIS PLAN AND IT REQUIRES FOR STATE AND FEMA

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APPROVAL, A PUBLIC NOTICE AND AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC INPUT TO GET THIS PLAN APPROVED.

SO THIS COST ON THE FIFTH BULLET IS TO PAY FOR THOSE PUBLIC NOTICES AND FOR THE OUTREACH FOR THE PUBLIC INPUT SURVEY.

AND THEN FINALLY, THE SHELTER AND DRC GO-KITS, SHELTER AND THEN DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER GO-KITS.

THIS IS SO THAT WE CAN BUILD A CAPACITY TO VERY QUICKLY ACTIVATE SHELTERS.

IT INCLUDES PAPERWORK.

IT INCLUDES THE POWER CABLES LIKE WE WERE ASKED I ASKED FOR IN THE OTHER CATEGORY.

BUT IT'S BASICALLY ROLLING BOXES THAT WE CAN UTILIZE TO QUICKLY TAKE OUT TO A LOCATION AND SET UP.

CARMA YOU CAN CHANGE.

SO THAT'S THE SUMMARY ON THE NEXT TWO SLIDES AND THEN I'LL BE HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE RELATED TO ANY OTHER REQUESTS.

SORRY I TALKED AS FAST AS I COULD.

YOU'RE DOING JUST FINE.

ALL RIGHT.

IF YOU COULD UN-SHARE FOR ME PLEASE, ANY QUESTIONS UNDER THIS TOPIC, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

JUST A QUICK COMMENT, MISTY.

YOU'VE DONE A HELL OF A JOB OVER THE LAST YEAR, YEAR AND A HALF AND I'M MORE THAN HAPPY TO INVEST IN YOUR DEPARTMENT.

LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE KIND OF BUILDING IT FEELS LIKE YOU'RE HAVING TO BUILD SOME THINGS FROM SCRATCH OVER THERE AND, YOU KNOW, WORTH EVERY PENNY.

SO KEEP DOING WHAT YOU DO.

AND I HOPE WE CAN GET Y'ALL THE FUNDING THAT YOU NEED.

THANK YOU SIR I REALLY APPRECIATED IT.

ALL RIGHT, VERY GOOD.

AND I WILL JUST ECHO THAT MISTY.

I 100 PERCENT SUPPORT THIS REQUEST AND HONESTLY WOULDN'T BE OPPOSED TO ADDITIONAL REQUESTS FOR THIS DEPARTMENT AS THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF HAS PROVEN TO US.

SO THANK YOU AND.

I DON'T SEE ANYBODY ELSE IN THE QUEUE.

THANK YOU MISTY.

THANK YOU, SIR.

THAT WILL BRING US TO THE CITY MARSHAL'S OFFICE.

[A11 Marshal's Office]

MAYOR AND COUNCIL, GOOD MORNING.

IF WE GO TO, THERE WE GO, NEXT SLIDE.

SO I WANT TO JUST GIVE YOU A QUICK OVERVIEW OF WHAT'S HAPPENED OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS THAT WE'VE NOT COME BACK TO COUNCIL FOR ADDITIONAL POSITIONS ON.

THAT WE'VE ADDED PARKING AND THE COUNCIL GAVE US THE POSITIONS FOR THAT.

BUT THE LEGISLATURE, UNFORTUNATELY, HAD SOME UNFUNDED MANDATES.

THE NEXT TWO I WANT TO TALK ABOUT WHICH IS ADDITIONAL DOCKETS WE HAVE AT THE COURTHOUSE OVER WHAT WE HAD TRADITIONALLY FOR YEARS.

SO THE LEGISLATURE BASICALLY SAID IF YOU'RE GOING TO ISSUE A WARRANT FOR A NO SHOW, YOU NEED TO HAVE A SEPARATE DOCKET TO BRING THEM ALL BACK AND SAY, DO YOU REALLY INTEND NOT TO SHOW UP AND PAY? AND AND ONLY AFTER THAT DOCKET CAN WE ISSUE A WARRANT.

CAN THE COURT ISSUE A WARRANT.

WELL, THAT'S CREATED ADDITIONAL DOCKETS AT THE COURTHOUSE AND THEN THE LEGISLATURE ARE ALSO REQUIRED NOW FINGERPRINTING FOR THE FAMILY VIOLENCE DOCKET.

AND SO ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE HAVE TO BE FINGERPRINTED.

SO WHERE IT ONCE TOOK ONE DEPUTY TO RUN A FAMILY VIOLENCE DOCKET.

IT NOW TAKES THREE DEPUTIES TO RUN A FAMILY VIOLENCE DOCKET.

THE OTHER THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED WITH MARSHALS AS A RESULT OF A BUDGET I'M SORRY, A AN AUDIT OF THE WAY WE WERE COLLECTING CASH AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS AROUND THE CITY.

THEY RECOGNIZED A SECURITY PROBLEM WITH THE FACT THAT WE HAD EMPLOYEES WHO WERE TAKING CASH TO VARIOUS LOCATIONS WHERE THE ARMORED CAR WOULD PICK IT UP.

AND WE HAD NUMEROUS ARMORED CAR PICKUPS THAT WERE VERY EXPENSIVE.

AND THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT HAD ASKED US TO TO ASSIST THEM BY COLLECTING THIS CASH WITH THE MARSHALS AND BY REPLACING SOME OF THE ARMORED CAR PICKUPS THAT THE MARSHALS SO THAT WE COULD REDUCE GREATLY THE NUMBER OF ARMORED CAR PICKUPS WE HAD.

WE ALSO VETTED ADDITIONAL FIXED POSTS, ONE AT THE CARVER CENTER, WE'VE TRIED TO INCREASE GREATLY LIBRARY COVERAGE, ALTHOUGH WE DON'T SPECIFICALLY HAVE A POST AT THE LIBRARY.

WE'VE CREATED AN OFFICE NOW AT THE LIBRARY, SO PEOPLE CAN BE OVER THERE.

THE FINAL THING THAT WE'VE DONE OVER THE LAST YEAR IS IT TURNS OUT THAT THE DALLAS COUNTY FOLKS HAVE A MANPOWER SHORTAGE, AS A RESULT OF THAT MANPOWER SHORTAGE.

THEY'VE BEEN UNABLE TO COME PICK UP PRISONERS FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND TAKE THEM TO THE COUNTY.

AND SO WHAT'S HAPPENED ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS, SOMETIMES TWO OR THREE TIMES A WEEK, DEPUTIES, DEPUTY MARSHALS WIND UP TRANSFERRING PRISONERS FROM THE COUNTY TO THE FROM THE CITY JAIL DOWN TO THE COUNTY, WHICH WAS NOT A FUNCTION THAT WE HAD PERFORMED.

IF YOU GO BACK TWO OR THREE YEARS AGO, I SAY THAT BECAUSE ALMOST ALL OF THE

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ADDITIONAL MANPOWER HAS COME AT THE EXPENSE OF ONE OVER TIME OR TWO HAS BEEN PULLED FROM PARKING TO COVER SOME OF THIS STUFF.

AND SO THAT'LL, IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

THAT'LL HELP EXPLAIN OUR REQUESTS.

SO THE FIRST REQUEST IS FOR A FULL TIME DEPUTY MARSHAL FOR PARKING ENFORCEMENT.

AS YOU KNOW, THE PARKING COMPLAINTS IN THE CITY ARE PROBABLY THE NUMBER ONE COMPLAINT WE GET ON THE ASSIST.

WE HAVE TWO FULL TIME MARSHALS DOING PARKING, ALTHOUGH AS I JUST EXPLAINED EARLIER, ONE OF THOSE MARSHALS POSITIONS PROBABLY SPENDS A GOOD PART OF THEIR TIME PERFORMING DUTIES UNRELATED TO PARKING AS A RESULT OF LEGISLATIVE MANDATES AND THINGS THAT WE'VE DONE TO IMPROVE OPERATIONS AT THE CITY.

SO WE'RE ASKING FOR A DEDICATED PARKING MARSHAL TO HAVE FULL TIME PARKING ENFORCEMENT FOR THAT MARSHAL.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE MARSHAL TO DO PARKING WILL NEED A PARKING VEHICLE.

WE HAVE VERY FEW VEHICLES RELATIVELY COMPARED TO THE NUMBER OF OFFICERS WE HAVE, WHICH IS FINE BECAUSE MOST OF OUR FOLKS ARE AT FIXED POSTS.

BUT WITH THE VARIOUS ASSIGNMENTS WE HAVE AROUND THE CITY AND COLLECTING CASH AND IN THE DOWNTOWN PATROL THAT WE DO AND IN THE THE OTHER FUNCTIONS THAT I JUST TALKED ABOUT WITH TRANSFERRING PRISONERS AND SUCH.

WE'VE BEEN STRETCHED ON OUR PARKING, I'M SORRY, ON OUR NUMBER OF VEHICLES AND AND WITHOUT A VEHICLE FOR PARKING ENFORCEMENT, IT'S UNLIKELY WE'D HAVE AN ADDITIONAL VEHICLE JUST SITTING WAITING.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE NEXT FULL TIME DEPUTY MARSHAL POSITION IS TO DO PARKING ENFORCEMENT AND THEN TO DO THE THINGS THAT WE TALKED ABOUT, ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT WE HAVE IS THAT THE TWO FULL TIMES, AS I SAID, DON'T HAVE COMPLETE ACCESS TO THEIR TIME TO DO PARKING ENFORCEMENT.

SO THIS WOULD TAKE THIS POSITION WOULD ESSENTIALLY COVER PARTIALLY PARKING ENFORCEMENT, PARTIALLY THE CASH COLLECTION.

AND THEN AS A RESULT OF THE ADDITIONAL SIX POSTS, AND I'LL TALK ABOUT THAT IN THE NEXT SLIDE WHEN WE ADDED CARVER.

AND THEN WE WE WILL IF WE ADD MAINSTREAM MUNICIPAL BUILDING, YOU'LL SEE THOSE BUILDINGS ARE OPEN FORTY FIVE HOURS A WEEK FROM EIGHT TO FIVE.

AND THE MARSHALS ARE 40 HOUR POSITIONS, WHICH MEANS YOU NEED FIVE HOURS FOR LEAVE.

SO EVERY TIME YOU ADD A FIXED POST AND ADD ONE EMPLOYEE, YOU WIND UP FIVE HOURS SHORT BECAUSE SOMEBODY IT HAS TO COME FROM SOMEWHERE.

AND UNFORTUNATELY, IN THE PAST IT'S COMING FROM EITHER DOWNTOWN PATROL OR PARKING ENFORCEMENT AND WOULD REALLY LIKE TO LEAVE THE MARSHALS WHO ARE DOING THOSE TASKS, DOING THE TASKS THEY'RE DOING.

AND SO THIS POSITION WOULD BE FOR THE CASH COLLECTION.

THE RELIEFS AT THE VARIOUS SPOTS AND THE TIME THEY HAD LEFT OVER WOULD BE DEDICATED BACK TO PARKING ENFORCEMENT.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

THAT MARSHALL ALSO NEEDS A VEHICLE FOR THE SAME REASONS THAT I JUST SAID.

AND THE VEHICLES THAT WE USE ARE NOT AS EXPENSIVE AS THE POLICE VEHICLES BECAUSE OUR OFFICERS DON'T.

AND THIS GOES FOR BOTH VEHICLES DON'T ENGAGE IN PURSUIT DRIVING AND OTHER THINGS, BUT THEY STILL NEED A RADIO AND A COMPUTER AND LIGHTS ON TOP OF THE CAR.

AND THIS VEHICLE WOULD BE FOR THE ADDITIONAL PARKING AND ANCILLARY DUTIES THAT THAT MARSHAL WILL PERFORM.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS POSITION IS REQUESTED TO PROVIDE A DEPUTY AT THE MAIN STREET MUNICIPAL BUILDING, THE THE MAIN STREET MUNICIPAL BUILDING, AS A RESULT OF THE INCREASE IN SOME OF THE DOWNTOWN AREA HOMELESSNESS PROBLEMS WE HAVE, SOME EMPLOYEES THERE HAVE HAD SECURITY ISSUES AND FEEL CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR SECURITY.

THIS DEPUTY WOULD BOTH HAVE THAT BUILDING IN THE AREA IMMEDIATELY AROUND THAT BUILDING, WHICH WOULD ACTUALLY INCREASE SECURITY DOWNTOWN ALTOGETHER BECAUSE THAT MARSHAL WOULD BOTH BE AT AT THE MAINSTREAM MUNICIPAL BUILDING, AS WE'D HAVE ONE AT DUCKWORTH AND CITY HALL, BUT WOULD ALSO PATROL THE AREA IMMEDIATELY AROUND THERE IN THE PARKING AREA NEAR THERE, WHICH WOULD GREATLY INCREASE SECURITY IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA.

AND THAT'S THE POINT OF THAT POSITION.

THE DIFFERENCE IN THE PRICE, IF YOU'RE NOTICING ON THE POSITIONS, IT'S JUST A DIFFERENCE IN THE RESULT OF THE COMPUTERS AND SOME OF THE OTHER EQUIPMENT THAT THEY USE, EITHER IN A FIXED POT OR IN A CAR.

THAT'S WHY THERE'S A SLIGHT DIFFERENCE IN PRICE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU PUT OFFICERS OUT ON THE STREET SO THE OFFICERS WHO ARE DOING PARKING ENFORCEMENT IN DOWNTOWN PATROL NEED TO HAVE A BODY CAMERA, ALL THE DEPUTIES HAVE TASERS BECAUSE IT'S A LOWER FORCE OPTION THAN MANY TYPES OF FORCE THAT THAT THEY COULD OTHERWISE USE.

THE BODY CAMERAS.

WE REALLY CAN'T SEND SOMEBODY, A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, OUT ON THE STREET TO DO ANY TYPE

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OF ENFORCEMENT, WHETHER IT BE DOWNTOWN PATROL OR PARKING OR ANYTHING ELSE WITHOUT A BODY CAMERA IN TODAY'S DAY AND AGE.

AND SO THESE BODY CAMERAS SUBSCRIPTIONS WOULD BE FOR THE ADDITIONAL OFFICERS WHO WOULD BE ASSIGNED TO PARKING SOME OF THE THINGS WHERE THEY'RE OUT ON THE STREET.

THE DEPUTIES THAT ARE AT FIXED POSTS AND FIXED LOCATIONS, THOSE BUILDINGS ARE HAVE NUMEROUS CAMERAS ALL OVER THEM IN MANY DIFFERENT VIEWS.

AND SO A LOT OF THOSE POSITIONS, WE DON'T REQUIRE A BODY CAMERA BECAUSE THERE'S SO MANY CAMERAS AROUND THE BUILDING, BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE BUILDINGS, THAT THEIR ACTIONS WOULD BE CAPTURED ON CAMERA IN ANY EVENT.

BUT FOR THE OFFICERS WHO ARE OUT IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS DOING PARKING OR IN THE LOCATIONS PICKING UP CASH AND OTHER THINGS, WE REQUIRE THEM TO WEAR A BODY CAMERA.

AND THIS IS THE BODY CAMERAS, THE COST OF BODY CAMERAS THAT WOULD BE NECESSARY FOR THOSE ADDITIONAL MARSHALS THAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO HERE'S THE SUMMARY, IT'S A FULL TIME PARKING ENFORCEMENT MARSHAL, A PARKING ENFORCEMENT ANCILLARY DUTIES MARSHAL, A MAIN STREET MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS MARSHAL, TWO VEHICLES TO GO WITH IT, AND THEN THE BODY CAMERA AND TASER SUBSCRIPTIONS THAT WE DO THROUGH AXON THROUGH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

WE ESSENTIALLY PIGGYBACK ON THEIR, THEIR SYSTEM, SO THAT WE CAN STORE ALL OUR VIDEO IN THE SAME WAY AND USE IT IN THE SAME TYPE OF WAY IF IT BECOMES NECESSARY.

AND IT'S REALLY ALL I HAVE [INAUDIBLE].

BE HAPPY TO TAKE QUESTIONS FROM THE COUNCIL.

VERY GOOD, SIR.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. BETZ UNDER THE CITY MARSHAL? COUNCIL MEMBER VERA.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

MR. BETZ, I WANT TIP TAKE MY HAT TO YOU, BECAUSE YOU HAVE DONE A TREMENDOUS JOB GETTING ALL THIS ORGANIZED AND YOU STARTED FROM SCRATCH WITH THE LAST TWO YEARS.

AND I REALLY APPLAUD YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU, SIR.

I ALSO I FORGOT TO MENTION ONE THING ON THE PARKING POSITION, THE STRAIGHT UP PARKING POSITION BASED ON THE HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM TODAY FOLLOWING THE COVID SUSPENSION.

WE BELIEVE THAT THAT PARKING MARSHAL POSITION WOULD LIKELY BE REVENUE NEUTRAL.

THE SECOND THE SECOND POSITION MAY ALSO BE REVENUE NEUTRAL OR ONLY A SMALL REVENUE COST TO THE CITY.

VERY GOOD, SIR.

I HAVE NO ONE IN THE QUEUE, SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

[A12 Fire]

AND THAT WILL BRING US TO FIRE.

MR. MAYOR, COUNCIL, MR. BRADFORD, THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HERE THIS MORNING, ALTHOUGH IT'S VIRTUAL.

SO WE'LL JUMP RIGHT IN THE PRESENTATION, CARMA.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT HUB WAS PART OF THE FEE STUDY AS WELL, AND WE LOOKED AT OUR RECOVERY PERCENTAGES AND SUBSIDIES PROVIDED BY THE CITY TO PROVIDE OUR VARIOUS SERVICES RELATED TO EMS AND TO THE FIRE MARSHAL'S OFFICE.

SO, FIRST OF ALL, WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT IS OUR EMS OPERATIONS.

WE LOOKED AT OUR BLS FEES, WHICH IS BASIC LIFE SUPPORT, THE ALS IS ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT.

ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT TWO IS FOR A HIGHER ACUITY, MORE LABOR INTENSIVE TYPE, ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT CALL THIS BE IN RELATION TO CPR, ADVANCED AIRWAYS AND STUFF LIKE THAT.

SO WE LOOKED AT ALL OF THOSE FEES.

WE DID A MARKET COMPARISON.

WE LOOKED AT THE TOTAL COST TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES AND REALIZED THAT IN THE WORLD OF EMS FOR A FIRE BASED SYSTEM, IT'S NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO DO 100 PERCENT RECOVERY.

THE COST ASSOCIATED TO THE COMMUNITY WOULD BE ASTRONOMICAL.

SO THERE'S STILL SIGNIFICANT SUBSIDIES ASSOCIATED WITH THESE EMS FEES.

BUT LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT OF HERE, IN THE MARKET ANALYSIS.

WE LOOKED AT OUR CURRENT FEES IN RELATION TO THE MARKET.

AND WHAT WE FOUND IS THAT GARLAND WAS THE LOWEST FEE IN THE MARKET OUT THERE.

THE THE MODE THAT WAS OUT THERE WAS SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS.

OUR PROPOSED FEE IS SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS.

AND THAT WAS ON OUR OUR BASIC LIFE SUPPORT FOR A GARLAND RESIDENT.

WE RAISED THAT FEE TRADITIONALLY ABOUT ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR NONRESIDENTS.

THE MARKET ANALYSIS, WE WENT WITH THE SEVEN NINETY FIVE ON THAT ONE.

THE ALS IT DID MAKE THE FOUR HUNDRED AND THE ALS2 MADE THE FOUR HUNDRED INCREASE FOR A NONRESIDENT.

KEEP IN MIND THAT THE RESIDENTS OF GARLAND PAY A FEE BASED ON THEIR WATER METER IF THEY HAVE A WATER METER THEY PAY AN ADDITIONAL THREE DOLLARS PER MONTH FOR

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AN EMS PROVIDERS FEE.

THAT'S THROUGH THE STATE LEGISLATURE THAT ALLOWS US TO CONTINUE DOING THAT.

SO THE THE OTHER SIGNIFICANT COST INCREASE WAS ON MILEAGE.

AGAIN, THE CITY OF GARLAND WAS THE LOWEST ON MILEAGE FEES AT TEN DOLLARS.

EVERYBODY ELSE WAS PRETTY MUCH ALREADY AT 15.

THE MARKET AVERAGE ON THAT WAS FOURTEEN, TWENTY SIX.

SO WE WENT AHEAD AND MET THE MARKET ON THAT THAT MILEAGE FEE.

THIS IS ALSO ONE OF THE FEES THAT CMS OR MEDICARE WILL PAY UP TO THAT 15 DOLLAR LIMIT.

THE ALLOWABLES THROUGH CMS ON ALL OF THE OTHERS ARE SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER THAN THE CURRENT FEES, MUCH LESS THE PROPOSED FEES.

AND PART OF THAT MILEAGE FEE HELPS MAKE UP FOR THAT DELTA WHERE WE'RE HEAVILY DISCOUNTING ON THE CMS FEES THAT WE CHARGE.

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THE OPERATIONAL AND CONSTRUCTION PERMITS WE GOT, SEVERAL OF THESE SORRY TO STOP HERE REAL QUICK HERE, COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH.

THANK YOU MAYOR, CHIEF.

DID THAT MARKET STUDY TAKE INTO ACCOUNT AND DID IT ADJUST FOR AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME FOR THE COMMUNITY? NO, SIR, WE DID NOT ADJUST FOR AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD IN THE COMMUNITY.

OK.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WORRIES ME IS THE LAST I REMEMBER I KNOW WE ENCOURAGED PEOPLE TO CALL 911 IF THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE IN DANGER OF A HEART ATTACK OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

IT WAS ALWAYS HEY CALL 911.

DON'T RISK IT.

LET THEM COME OUT, DO THE EKG, AND THEN IF WE NEED TO TRANSPORT YOU, WE CAN TRANSPORT YOU.

I, I DO WORRY.

ON THE RESIDENTIAL SIDE, YOU KNOW ARE WE, IS THE HIGHER PRICING GOING TO DISCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM CALLING FOR HELP WHEN THEY NEED IT? AND I'M EVEN MORE CONCERNED ABOUT A MARKET STUDY THAT.

AND I WASN'T SURE THAT DID APPARENTLY DID NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT OUR OUR HOUSEHOLD AVERAGE INCOME.

AND SO I'LL SEND YOU SOME QUESTIONS LATER THIS WEEKEND THAT WE CAN LOOK AT.

BUT I'M REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THOSE FEE INCREASES FOR RESIDENTS, SO I JUST WANT TO GET THAT OUT THERE.

YES SIR.

AND WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANYTHING THAT YOU GOT FOR US.

AND WE CAN TAKE A LOOK AT SOME SOME OTHER INDICATORS.

THE CITIES THAT WE LOOKED AT ARE ARLINGTON, DALLAS, DENTON, FORT WORTH, GARLAND, IRVING, MCKINNEY, PLANO, RICHARDSON, MESQUITE, GRAND PRAIRIE, FRISCO AND LEWISVILLE.

RANGES AND UTILIZE THAT AS OUR BASIS FOR THE STUDY, THE NO TRANSPORT IF WE DO DEFINITIVE CARE.

BUT LET'S SAY THAT SOMEBODY IS A DIABETIC AND THEY CALL FOR AN AMBULANCE BECAUSE THEY'RE DIABETIC CRISIS.

WE COME OUT, START AN IV, WE GIVE THEM SOME SUGAR, THEY GET BETTER AND THEY DON'T WANT TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL.

THERE IS A MINIMAL FEE.

THAT'S BASICALLY THE FEE THAT WOULD GO WITH THE SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS THAT WE USED THAT WOULD BE CHARGED ON THAT.

IF WE DON'T DO DEFINITIVE CARE, AGAIN, STARTING IVS, ADMINISTERING STUFF LIKE THAT, IT'S JUST AN EKG AND A TALK WITH A PATIENT TO DETERMINE IF THEY NEED TO GO OR NOT.

THERE'S NO ASSOCIATED COST WITH THAT.

THE CITY FULLY SUBSIDIZES THAT THAT TYPE OF CALL.

THE OTHER THING THAT WE TRY TO STRESS TO FOLKS IS THAT, THE WE HAVE FEES.

WE'RE SUPPOSED TO CHARGE THE FEES, BUT WE ASSURE THEM THAT THEIR MEDICAL CARE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND TO THE CITY IS THAT WE WANT OUR COMMUNITY TO BE SAFE AND HEALTHY.

AND IF IT MEANS THAT WE TRANSPORT YOU AND YOU'RE WORRIED ABOUT THE COST, LET'S WORRY ABOUT THE COST LATER.

WE DO HAVE CHARITY CARE POLICIES IN PLACE.

THE COUNCIL HAS APPROVED.

WE'RE LOOKING AT AMENDING THE CHARITY CARE POLICIES AS WELL.

YOU'LL BE SEEING SOMETHING COMING FORWARD TO YOU PROBABLY THE NEXT MONTH OR TWO ON THAT.

THAT WILL ALMOST AUTOMATE THE CHARITY CARE POLICY ITSELF [INAUDIBLE] I'M JUST NOW LEARNING ABOUT IT FOR MY EMS FOLKS.

BUT THE MORE I HEAR ABOUT IT, I THINK IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE REALLY NEED TO LOOK IN AND IT TAKES INTO ACCOUNT THAT THAT HOUSEHOLD INCOME AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT NOBODY DIES IN DOUBT.

AND YOU HEAR THAT AD CAMPAIGN OUT THERE A LOT.

AND WE WE SUPPORT THAT, THAT.

GOVERNMENT STEPS IN WITH PRIVATE INDUSTRY CAN'T MAKE MONEY.

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I FULLY SUPPORT THAT, THAT WE WANT TO MAKE GARLAND HEALTHY, SAFE AND WELL.

I APPRECIATE YOU CHIEF.

ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU.

MAYOR AND MAYOR PRO TEM HEDRICK.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

IF WE COULD GO BACK ONE SLIDE, PLEASE.

JUST HAD A QUESTION ABOUT THE MILEAGE CHEAPENS, THE MILEAGE THERE.

THAT'S PER MILE FOR TRANSPORT, IS THAT CORRECT? THAT IS THE PER LOADED MILE.

SO IT'S FROM THE POINT OF PICK UP TO THE POINT OF DROP OFF AT HOSPITALS.

WE DON'T CHARGE THE RETURN MILEAGE.

WE DON'T CHARGE MILEAGE FROM THE FIRE STATION TO THE SCENE OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

OK, THANK YOU.

THANKS FOR THE CLARIFICATION.

ALL RIGHT, VERY GOOD.

LET'S GO AHEAD AND CONTINUE.

OK, AND OUR OPERATIONAL PERMITS, WE WE TOOK A LOOK AT ALL OF THESE FEES AS WELL AND GO BACK ONE, SLIDE FOR ME CARMA.

THERE WE GO.

CARNIVALS AND FAIRS.

WE LOOKED AT A LOWERING THE SUBSIDIES ON THESE AND NEAR FULL COST RECOVERY.

THESE DO REQUIRE OUR FIRE INSPECTORS TO GO OUT TO THE SITE, DO THEIR INSPECTIONS, AND THAT ACCOUNTS FOR THEIR TIME INVOLVED IN IT, PLUS THE PAPERWORK AND THE PERMIT FEES THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THESE.

TEMPORARY MEMBRANE STRUCTURES AND TESTS.

THIS HAS BEEN A ONE THAT HAS BEEN LOOKED AT IN THE PAST, THAT IF A CHURCH WANTS TO HAVE A TENT SERVICE AND THEY ERECTED THAT, WE WOULD BE CHARGING THEM UNDER THE PROPOSED FEE.

SEVENTY FIVE DOLLARS TO DO SO.

A LOT OF THE EVENTS THAT WE SEE THAT ARE IN TEMPORARY MEMBRANE STRUCTURES SUCH AS TENTS AND CANOPIES AND STUFF, A LOT OF THESE ARE CHARITABLE EVENTS AND WITH THEM AGAIN, RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS.

WE STILL HAVE A CLAUSE IN OUR AMENDED FIRE CODES AND WE WILL MAINTAIN THAT CLAUSE UNTIL COUNCIL GIVES OTHER DIRECTION THAT FOR CIVIC OR CHARITABLE EVENTS OR FUNCTIONS, THE FEES MAY BE WAIVED WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE FIRE CHIEF OR THE FIRE MARSHALS.

SO WE WANT TO PROTECT THE CHARITABLE EVENTS THAT ARE OUT THERE RAISING MONEY THAT MAKE OUR COMMUNITY A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE.

WE WANT TO NOT DIG INTO THEIR PROFITS ON THAT IF WE CAN KEEP FROM IT.

NOW, IF IT'S A COMMERCIAL OPERATION, IF A CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN AND WANTS TO PITCH A BUNCH OF TENTS AND STUFF, THEY'LL BE PAYING THESE FEES.

BUT IF IT'S CHARITABLE, WE CAN WAIVE THOSE FEES BASED ON, AGAIN, THE FIRE CHIEF OR THE FIRE MARSHAL.

OPEN FLAMES AND CANDLES.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO CHARGE YOU A PERMIT FOR YOUR FIRE PIT IN YOUR BACKYARD OR THE CANDLE THAT SOMEBODY WANTS TO BURN.

WE DO DISCOURAGE USE OF CANDLES AND [INAUDIBLE] CANDLES.

AND [INAUDIBLE] POTS, I HAVE TO THROW MY FIRE PREVENTION MESSAGE IN THERE REAL QUICK.

BUT THIS IS FOR COMMERCIAL USE.

IF SOMEBODY IS HAVING A LARGE RECEPTION IN A HALL WHERE THEY WANT TO USE LIVE FIRE FOR DEMONSTRATION OR THEY WANT TO HAVE CANDLES ON ALL OF THE TABLES, IT DOES REQUIRE A PERMIT AND AN INSPECTION BY INSPECTOR TO COME OUT AND MAKE SURE THERE'S NO COMBUSTIBLES IN CLOSE PROXIMITY AND THAT THERE ARE WIND CHIMNEYS AND GUARDS AROUND ALL OF THE OPEN CANDLES.

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CONSTRUCTION PERMITS, THIS IS OUR DEVELOPMENT FEES, IF YOU WILL.

WE SAW THAT WE WERE A LITTLE BIT LOW ON THESE ON OUR SUBSIDY AND COST RECOVERY.

THIS IS ON FIRE ALARMS AND FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS. IT'S ALL BASED ON THE SIZE OF THE SYSTEM AND THE ESTIMATED TIME THAT IT TAKES TO PERFORM AN INSPECTION ON THESE AND THEIR CONSTRUCTION.

DOCUMENTS AND EVERYTHING ELSE.

NEXT SLIDE.

THE UNDERGROUND IS ALSO COVERED HERE.

THIS IS THE WATER SUPPLY LINE COMING DOWN, THE FAST EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM SYSTEMS, FIRE POT, STANDPIPES, ALL THE OTHER THINGS, ALSO THE ELECTRONIC ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS. AND YOU MAY BE ASKING, WHAT IS THE FIRE DEPARTMENT CONCERNED WITH ELECTRONIC ACCESS CONTROL? A LOT OF THE ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS, PEOPLE CAN'T MOVE FROM ONE ROOM TO ANOTHER TO ESCAPE A FIRE BECAUSE OF THE SYSTEM.

SO WE DO GO OUT AND TEST THOSE SYSTEMS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PROGRAM DID TIED INTO THE FIRE ALARM SYSTEM, THAT IF WE BELIEVE THERE'S AN ACTIVE FIRE, PEOPLE CAN MOVE FROM A SPOT TO ANOTHER, SAFER SPOT.

AND THEN THE REINSPECTION FEES ARE ALL THERE.

YOU SEE, ON THE ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS, WE DID FIND THAT WE WERE OVERCHARGING.

WE WERE COLLECTING MORE THAN OUR ACTUAL COST ASSOCIATED WITH THAT.

SO SOME OF THESE FEES DID COME DOWN.

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THIS IS THE INSPECTION FEES.

THIS IS ON OUR EXISTING THE FIRST PART OF THIS REQUIRING INSPECTIONS IS OUR EXISTING COMMERCIAL OCCUPANCIES IN THE COMMUNITY AND IT'S BASED ON SQUARE FOOTAGE.

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AND YOU CAN SEE THAT THOSE FEES DID GO UP AS WELL.

AND THEN WE HAVE A SECTION ON PRE-FILING.

THESE ARE ALL NEW FEES THAT WE'VE NOT DONE IN THE PAST.

AND THIS KIND OF GOES BACK TO WHAT WILL WAS TALKING EARLIER THIS MORNING ABOUT ON ITS COST RECOVERY FOR THE TIME THAT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT PLANS EXAMINERS FOLKS SPEND IN THE DRC MEETINGS, WHICH IS A DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE, AND ALSO LOOKING OVER PLANS FOR DEVELOPERS TO GET THAT INITIAL LOOK SO THAT WE CAN SEE HOW WELL WE'RE GOING TO DO.

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AND HERE'S THE REST OF THOSE PRE-FILING FEES, AS I UNDERSTAND, THESE WILL BE COLLECTED BY THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT WHENEVER FOLKS ARE FILING, THEY'LL ACCOUNT FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT'S PIECES OF THAT.

AND THAT WAY, THE.

THE FOLKS THAT ARE COMING IN AND PROPOSING THESE DEVELOPMENTS CAN GET ALL OF THAT DONE IN ONE CHECK INSTEAD OF HAVING TO GO TO EACH DEPARTMENT AND WRITE CHECKS.

THE FIRE INSPECTION PLANNING FEES, YOU SEE THAT COMING IN ON THE ANTICIPATED INCREASE OF ABOUT ONE HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN THOUSAND.

THE OPERATIONAL PERMITS WAS ABOUT FIFTY SEVEN THOUSAND INCREASE.

AND EMS FEES WOULD, AS PROPOSED, GENERATE ABOUT ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY THREE THOUSAND FOR A TOTAL REVENUE INCREASE BY THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

SO WE'LL KEEP THAT IN MIND.

AND NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WE JUST FINISHED COVERING THE REVENUE SIDE NOW AND LET'S GO INTO EXPENDITURES, WE ARE PROPOSING THREE NEW FIREFIGHTER POSITIONS.

THE ONGOING COST IS TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THREE THOUSAND, ONE TIME COST FOR 34, THAT ONE TIME COST AS THEIR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, THEIR SCBA MASK AND REGULATOR AND THEIR INITIAL UNIFORMS, THINGS LIKE THAT.

THE CITY OF GARLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT TRIES TO MAINTAIN A MINIMUM STAFFING OF SIXTY ONE PEOPLE PER DAY.

THAT'S SO THAT ACCOUNTS FOR OUR FOLKS WITH THEIR TIME OFF, OUR PARAMEDIC STUDENTS, LONG TERM LEAVE THESE SORTS OF THINGS.

THE CURRENT STAFFING LEVEL IS JUST OVER ONE ONE FIREFIGHTER PER THOUSAND POPULATION IN THE OPERATIONS DIVISION DEPARTMENT.

THIS DOES NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE FOLKS IN THE FIRE ADMIN BUILDING AND STAFF POSITIONS, FIRE MARSHAL'S OFFICE, OUR LOGISTICS SECTION, TRAINING SECTION.

BUT JUST IN THE FIELD, WE GOT JUST OVER ONE FIREFIGHTER PER THOUSAND POPULATION.

THE INDUSTRY STANDARD ON THAT IS ABOUT ONE POINT THREE.

THESE THREE POSITIONS WILL GET US TO ABOUT ONE POINT ONE AND WE STILL WILL BE A LITTLE BELOW BEING ABLE TO COVER THAT 61 MINIMUM STAFFING.

BUT THIS DOES HELP US START THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO SQUARE THAT AWAY.

WHAT WE'RE SEEING IS A TON OF OVERTIME RIGHT NOW.

IT IS SKYROCKETED.

PART OF THAT IS COVID RELATED.

PART OF THAT IS JUST THE AGING WORKFORCE AND PART OF IT IS FATIGUE.

WE HEARD PAUL LUEDTKE TALK EARLIER TODAY ABOUT STAFF FATIGUE.

OUR FOLKS ARE WORKING REALLY, REALLY HARD.

WE'RE SEEING OUR CALL VOLUMES GO UP AND THE QUANTITY OF OVERTIME AVAILABLE HAS REDUCED THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WILLING TO WORK IT BECAUSE THEY THEY NORMALLY SIGN UP AND GET THEIR NAME ON A LIST AND HOPE THAT THEY CAN GET THE OVERTIME.

NOW THEY'RE LEAVING THEIR NAMES OFF THE LIST AND HOPING THEY DON'T GET STUCK WITH MANDATORY OVERTIME BECAUSE THEY ARE THEY'RE TIRED, THEY'RE WORN OUT, AND THEY WANT TO PICK THEIR OVERTIME AND STUFF INSTEAD OF GET STUCK WITH OVERTIME.

SO THESE THREE POSITIONS WILL HELP US MANAGE THAT OVERTIME A LITTLE BIT.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO MAKE A HUGE DENT IN THAT OVERTIME BUDGET.

I FEEL CONFIDENT IN SAYING THAT.

BUT IT WILL PROVIDE A LITTLE BIT OF RELIEF.

AND THE OTHER THING IT'LL DO IS ALLOW OUR FOLKS TO REST UP A LITTLE BIT MORE.

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OUT OF CAPACITY ADJUSTMENT, YOU CAN SEE OUR HISTORICAL DATA THERE.

THIS ACCOUNT IS THE ACCOUNT THAT WHENEVER WE HAVE A FIRE OFFICER THAT IS OFF, SOMEBODY HAS TO STEP UP INTO THAT POSITION OR THERE'S A FIRE DRIVER THAT IS OFF, THEN A FIREFIGHTER WOULD STEP INTO THAT POSITION.

AND WHEN THEY DO, THEY GET PAID IN THE POSITION THAT THEY'RE SERVING IN FOR THAT DAY.

SO WE REFER TO THAT AS OUT OF CAPACITY ADJUSTMENT.

THIS IS WHERE PEOPLE ARE STEPPING UP ONE LEVEL, THE ONGOING COST ADJUSTMENT IS FORTY ONE THOUSAND.

IN 17, 18 WE SAW WE WERE UNDERFUNDED ABOUT 20 PERCENT.

AND YOU SEE WE'RE UP AT THE END OF JUNE, 19 PERCENT.

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TWENTY TWO PERCENT.

WE'RE REQUESTING A 25 PERCENT INCREASE IN THIS ACCOUNT SO THAT WE CAN BETTER MANAGE OUR OUT OF CAPACITY AND NOT BE OVER BUDGET IN THAT.

SO THIS ONE'S KIND OF A HOUSEKEEPING ITEM, IF YOU WILL, NEXT SLIDE.

DIGITAL FIRE EXTINGUISHER TRAINING SYSTEM.

THIS IS FOR A PUBLIC EDUCATION COMPONENT.

WE HAVE A FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC JERRY CLICK IS OUR PUBLIC EDUCATOR RIGHT NOW.

SOME OF YOU ALL ARE FAMILIAR WITH JERRY AND HIS ANTICS, BUT JERRY DOES A TREMENDOUS JOB OUT IN THE COMMUNITY, TEACHING PEOPLE FIRE SAFETY AND LIFE SAFETY.

WE CHANGED THE FOCUS A LITTLE BIT FROM JUST DOING HOA TYPE MEETINGS AND CITY MEETINGS, BUT WE'RE REACHING OUT TO A LOT OF OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS AS WELL AND TRYING TO DO SOME FIRE SAFETY FOR THEM.

AND THE CURRENT FIRE STATION SYSTEM THAT WE HAVE FOR TRAINING ANYWAY IS KIND OF ANTIQUATED, CUMBERSOME AND HIGHLY UNDERUTILIZED REQUIRES A COUPLE OF PEOPLE TO DO IT.

YOU HAVE TO DO IT OUTDOORS.

SO YOU HAVE TO HAVE CERTAIN TIMES OF YEAR WITH CONDUCIVE TO TAKING A BUNCH OF FOLKS OUTSIDE FOR AN HOUR OR SO TO TEACH THEM HOW TO USE FIRE EXTINGUISHER.

THIS SYSTEM IS PORTABLE.

IT'S ELECTRONIC.

IT CAN BE SET UP AND TRANSPORTED BY ONE PERSON AND YOU CAN MOVE IT AROUND WITHIN A BUILDING OR OCCUPANCY `TO WHERE FIRES WOULD NORMALLY OCCUR AND TEACH PEOPLE HOW TO MANAGE THEIR FIRE EXTINGUISHER.

SO JERRY HAD REQUESTED THIS ONE AT TWELVE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS AND HE WANTS TO GET OUT THERE AND GET BUSY WITH IT.

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THERE'S A PICTURES OF THIS PARTICULAR SYSTEM IN USE WITHIN INSIDE OF A BUILDING.

BUT KEEP IN MIND, OUR CURRENT ONE USES WATER AND COMPRESSED AIR.

AND YOU CAN SEE THAT A LOT OF PLACES IN THE WAREHOUSE WOULD NOT WANT TO SQUIRT A BUNCH OF WATER AROUND THE CARDBOARD BOXES.

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THIS IS THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FD MULE.

A MULE IS A UTILITY TYPE VEHICLE, OUR CURRENT ONE IS AT STATION NUMBER SEVEN AND IT CAN BE CONFIGURED TO HAVE A LITTLE FIRE PUMP AND A SMALL TANK.

AND I THINK OF THE SIDE BY SIDE UNITS THAT ARE OUT THERE FOR FARM AND AG AND INDUSTRIAL USE.

OURS HAS GOTTEN PRETTY, PRETTY OLD AND IS NEEDING A LOT OF MAINTENANCE AND WE HAVE TO SWAP IT OUT.

WE CAN EITHER PUT AN EMS MODULE ON THE BACK OR A FIRE MODULE IN THE BACK.

BUT IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME TO SWAP THAT UNIT OUT.

THE PROPOSED UNIT WOULD BE DUAL PURPOSE, IT WOULD HAVE A [INAUDIBLE].

WHERE YOU PUT A PATIENT TRANSPORT SYSTEM ON TOP OF THE BED OF THIS VEHICLE AND THEN BESIDE THAT WOULD BE A SMALL PUMP WITH A SMALL TANK AS WELL.

WE TRANSPORT THE CURRENT UNIT ON A TRAILER, THIS ONE BE THE SAME, IT COULD GO ON FARM TO A TRAILER TO THE TRAILER SYSTEM.

DEEP WOODS, GROUND FIRES, OUR NATURE PRESERVE AND OUR TRAIL SYSTEM IS GROWING AND BECOME MORE EXTENSIVE.

IT'S DIFFICULT TO GET AN AMBULANCE ONTO THE TRAIL SYSTEM.

SOME OF THE TRAIL SYSTEMS ARE NOT WIDE ENOUGH FOR AN AMBULANCE.

SO THIS VEHICLE WOULD BE DEPLOYED WITH A TRANSPORT UNIT AND WOULD MAKE THE INITIAL CONTACT.

THE RECENT TRAGEDY THAT WE HAD WITH THE SWIFT WATER DEATH, WE HAD TO USE OUR CURRENT MULE AS WELL FOR A LOT OF THE WORK ON THAT.

THEY FOUND THAT IT STRUGGLED AND HAD HAD A DIFFICULT TIME.

SO THE UPGRADED VEHICLE WOULD BE A LITTLE MORE STURDY, CARRY A LITTLE MORE CAPACITY, AND WOULD SERVE US WELL FOR MANY YEARS TO COME.

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HERE'S A PICTURE OF THAT UNIT ON THE LEFT, WE WOULD PROBABLY TRY TO GO TO THE SIX WHEEL VERSION INSTEAD OF THE FOUR WHEEL VERSIONS JUST SO THAT IT HAS THE ADDITIONAL WEIGHT CAPACITY AND SUSPENSION NEEDS WOULD BE MET.

AND THEN NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SUMMARY OF ALL OF OUR REQUEST ON EXPENDITURES INCREASES ARE THREE HUNDRED NINETY TWO THOUSAND, AND REMEMBER, ON THE REVENUE SIDE, WE TRIED TO OFFSET SOME OF THIS AND TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY FIVE THOUSAND.

SO WITH THAT, I'LL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS.

VERY GOOD, SIR.

COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

CHIEF, THANKS FOR THE PRESENTATION.

I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS AND SOME OF THESE ACTUALLY RELATE TO.

WE RECEIVED THE LIST OF THE UNFUNDED REQUESTS AND IS THE, THE OUT OF CAPACITY PAYMENTS.

IS THAT CONNECTED TO THE THE RECLASSIFICATION LIEUTENANT, CAPTAIN, DO WE HAVE LIEUTENANT, SO WE HAVE TO PAY AS CAPTAIN SOMETIMES OR HOW'S THAT WORKING? YES SIR, PART OF THAT OUT OF CAPACITY IS TIED TO THE LIEUTENANT'S RIDE IN HIS

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CAPTAINS.

THE GARLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT DOES NOT HAVE A, A SEAT, IF YOU WILL, IN THE OPERATIONS DIVISION FOR A LIEUTENANT.

WE HAVE SWING LIEUTENANTS THAT WHENEVER A CAPTAIN IS OFF THAT LIEUTENANT RIDES UP IN THE CAPTAIN'S POSITION, THE UNFUNDED SUPPLEMENT THAT YOUR REFERENCING IS THE LIEUTENANT ELIMINATION, WHICH WOULD MAKE THEM ALL CAPTAINS.

WE GOT SIGNIFICANT CHANGES GOING ON IN OUR DEPARTMENT RIGHT NOW, ONE OF WHICH IS THE THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS CHANGE OVER PROJECTS THAT COUNCIL HAS, WE'LL BE SEEING THIS COMING WEEK, I BELIEVE, IN THE COUNCIL MEETING FOR CONTRACT APPROVAL ON THAT, AS WELL AS OUR MEDICAL DIRECTOR CHANGEOVER WITH NEW PROTOCOLS, NEW MEDICAL DIRECTION, NEW CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS. AND WE FELT THAT THE LIEUTENANT ELIMINATION IS A IS A BIG CULTURAL CHANGE FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

WE WERE A LITTLE ANTSY ABOUT MAKING THAT MUCH CHANGE ALL AT ONCE.

WHENEVER WE WERE LOOKING AT THAT AND PLACED IT IN OUR BUDGET, STARTED TALKING WITH OUR OUR FIREFIGHTERS ABOUT IT.

WE REALIZED THAT I, MYSELF AND MY STAFF CAN DO A BETTER JOB OF EXPLAINING THE NEED FOR THAT AND MAYBE SLOWING SOME OF THAT CHANGE DOWN A LITTLE BIT, BECAUSE, AS WE ALL KNOW, FIREFIGHTERS NOT REAL COMFORTABLE WITH CHANGE.

SO WE WANT TO SLOW THE SLOW THAT DOWN JUST A BIT AND WE'LL PROBABLY BE COMING BACK TO YOU WITH ALL THAT.

THIS PARTICULAR OUT OF CAPACITY ADJUSTMENT IS JUST THAT THIS IS A HOUSEKEEPING MOVE SO THAT WE CAN GET OUR FUNDING LEVEL WITH OUR EXPENDITURE LEVEL.

OK, SO IF WE.

SO IS THE RECLASSIFICATION REQUEST THE THREE OF YOUR FIFTY ONE THOUSAND? IS THAT IS THAT NET OF THE OUT OF CAPACITY PAY? IN OTHER WORDS, IT DOES THAT IF YOU WERE TO DO THIS, IF YOU WERE AND I KNOW YOU'RE SAYING YOU'RE NOT READY FOR IT NOW, BUT WOULD THAT ELIMINATE THE OUT OF CAPACITY PAY OR SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCE IT? NO, SIR.

IT WOULD ACTUALLY INCREASE THAT THAT ELIMINATION WOULD INCREASE BECAUSE CURRENTLY DRIVER ENGINEERS DO NOT RIDE UP THAT THEY'RE NOT ALLOWED TO RIDE UP TO LIEUTENANT, BECAUSE THERE IS NO LIEUTENANT POSITION.

SO WHEN WE ELIMINATE THE LIEUTENANT, THEN CAPTAIN BECOMES THE NEXT STEP FOR A DRIVER THAT THEY WOULD BE RIDING UP, WHICH WAS AN INCREASE IN OUT OF CAPACITY, WHICH IS A LARGE BULK OF THAT UNFUNDED REQUEST THAT WE HAD SUBMITTED, WAS FOR THAT OUT OF CAPACITY ADJUSTMENT FOR THAT PARTICULAR MOVE.

GOTCHA.

OK.

AND THEN ALSO THERE WAS A REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL FOR SECOND FIRE-FIGHTING COMPANY AT STATION FIVE.

YES.

YES SIR.

DO WE HAVE SOME KIND OF.

DO WE HAVE SOME KIND OF DEFICIENCY IN OUR CAPACITY DOWN IN THAT PART OF TOWN OR OR IS THAT RELATED TO THE EXPECTED DEVELOPMENT IN THAT AREA OR WHAT'S THAT CONNECTED TO? WHAT WE LOOKED AT IS THERE'S THERE'S A TERM IN THE INDUSTRY CALLED EFFECTIVE RESPONSE FORCE, AND THIS IS A STANDARD NATIONAL STANDARD THAT SAYS, HOW MANY FIREFIGHTERS DO YOU TYPICALLY NEED ON A PARTICULAR TYPE OF STRUCTURE FIRE? SO A RESIDENCE OR A SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED RESIDENCE FIRE REQUIRES ABOUT 15 TO 18 FIREFIGHTERS.

AN APARTMENT REQUIRES TWENTY EIGHT FIREFIGHTERS.

AND YOU NEED TO HAVE THEM THERE WITHIN ABOUT FOUR TO EIGHT MINUTES.

STAGED THROUGHOUT DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE, WHICH IS OUR FIRE DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE, WHICH IS DOWN BY THE LAKE I30 AREA.

IT'S VERY DIFFICULT FOR US TO PUT 28 FIREFIGHTERS ON THE APARTMENT FIRES THAT WE HAVE DOWN THERE IN A REASONABLE TIME FRAME.

SO THIS ADDITIONAL COMPANY WOULD BE AN ADDITIONAL ENGINE COMPANY DOWN THERE.

RIGHT NOW WE HAVE A TRUCK COMPANY DOWN THERE WHICH WOULD ON THE INITIAL DISPATCH PROVIDED STATION FIVE IS IN DISTRICT WOULD GIVE US 10 FIREFIGHTERS INITIALLY, WHICH HELPS US REACH THAT EFFECTIVE RESPONSE FORCE OF TWENTY EIGHT A LOT FASTER.

AND THE FIRE SERVICE IS SEEING THE FUELS INSIDE OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS BECOME MORE PLASTICIZED THAN THE FIRE INDUSTRY OF OLD WHERE IT WAS COTTON AND WOOD.

WE NOW BURN A LOT OF PLASTICS AND THE HEAT GENERATION SMOKE GENERATION OFF OF THOSE FUELS ARE GROWING OUR FIRES THAT NEAR EXPLOSIVE RATES.

SO THAT EFFECTIVE RESPONSE FORCE IN THAT PART OF TOWN IS JUST NOT SUFFICIENT.

THAT WAS THE REASON WE MADE THAT PROPOSAL FOR AN ADDITIONAL ENGINE COMPANY IN FIRE DISTRICT FIVE.

OK.

AND CERTAINLY WE HAVE A LOT OF APARTMENTS DOWN THERE AT THIS YEAR.

IS THERE ANY DANGER TO OUR RATINGS IN THE INDUSTRY WITH RESPECT TO OUR FIREFIGHTING CAPABILITIES, THINGS THAT WOULD AFFECT PEOPLE'S INSURANCE, STUFF LIKE THAT?

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I CAN'T REMEMBER EXACTLY WHAT OUR WHAT THE I THINK IT'S AN ISO RATING THAT WE HAVE.

YES SIR, WE ARE CURRENT ISO ONE.

AND THERE'S MANY DIFFERENT WAYS TO ACHIEVE A CLASS ONE RATING THROUGH ISO.

AND ONE OF THOSE IS HOW MANY FIREFIGHTERS DO YOU MEET YOUR EFFECTIVE RESPONSE FORCE IN DIFFERENT DISTRICTS? SO WE WHEN WE GOT THE CLASS ONE, WHICH IS THE HIGHEST RATING THAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE.

CHIEF KNIGHT, CHIEF [INAUDIBLE] JUST BEFORE HE RETIRED, THEY DID IT WITH JUST ONE COMPANY AT FIVES.

SO ABOUT HALF OF THAT ISO RATING IS OUR WATER SYSTEM.

SO WE LEAN HEAVILY ON [INAUDIBLE] TO MAINTAIN OUR OUR CLASS ONE, BUT ALSO IT GETS INTO STAFFING, NUMBER OF AERIAL APPARATUS, NUMBER OF AGENTS, THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO IT COULD PROBABLY HELP US SHORE UP THAT ONE.

WE'RE NOT UP FOR RENEWAL.

I THINK THAT WE'LL PROBABLY SEE THEM WITHIN THE NEXT PROBABLY TWO TO THREE YEARS.

THEN ISO WILL COME BACK OUT AND REVISIT OUR CURRENT CLASS ONE.

OK, GREAT.

WELL, THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE THE WORK THAT YOU ALL DO IN PARTICULARLY IN THIS VERY CHALLENGING YEAR.

AND I KNOW IT'S BEEN A LOT IT'S BEEN A LOT ON ALL OUR PEOPLE.

AND I AND I SUPPORTED ADDING THREE FIREFIGHTER ENGINES.

IF WE ADDED THE 12 THAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT, WHAT WOULD THAT BRING US TO WITH RESPECT TO THE OVERALL RATIO? WOULD THAT BRING US CLOSER TO THE ONE POINT WAS IT ONE POINT THREE OR FOUR? ONE POINT THREE IS THE INDUSTRY STANDARD AND THAT WE PROBABLY HAVEN'T DONE THE ACTUAL MATH ON AND APOLOGIZE, BUT IT WOULD PROBABLY GET US CLOSER TO A ONE POINT TWO.

OK, GREAT.

THANK YOU, CHIEF.

APPRECIATE EVERYTHING Y'ALL DO.

THANK YOU, SIR.

THANK YOU SIR.

EXCUSE ME, COUNCIL MEMBER MOORE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

GOOD MORNING, CHIEF LEE.

GOOD MORNING, SIR.

WELL, WE'VE HAD A HECK OF A DISCUSSION PRESENTLY WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND IT RELATES TO MENTAL HEALTH.

AND I WAS JUST WONDERING IF I HADN'T HEARD ANYTHING AS IT RELATED TO THAT.

AND OF COURSE WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, THESE SITUATIONS ARE CERTAINLY DIFFERENT.

BUT YOU ARE THE FIRST RESPONDERS NORMALLY IN THE WAY OF DEALING WITH COVID [INAUDIBLE] DEALING WITH OTHER DISEASES AND ILLNESSES THAT TAKE PLACE IN THE COMMUNITY.

AND I JUST WANTED TO FIND OUT IF THAT'S A CONCERN FOR YOU GUYS AND IF YOU'RE BUDGETING FOR IT.

IT'S A HUGE CONCERN FOR US SIR.

AND I APPRECIATE YOU ASKING THAT QUESTION.

I'M TRYING TO THINK WHEN I DID IT ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO, I DID A RESEARCH PAPER ON FIRE SERVICE, MENTAL HEALTH.

AND I'VE SURVEYED OUR GARLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT ANONYMOUSLY.

AND THE FINDINGS WERE TROUBLING, QUITE HONESTLY, AND IT WASN'T JUST GARLAND IT'S THE FIRE SERVICE IN GENERAL.

AND IT'S IT'S VERY SIMILAR THINGS CHIEF BRYAN TALKED ABOUT FOLLOWING THAT RESEARCH.

WE IMPLEMENTED A MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM HERE AT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

I'VE GOT ONE OF MY CAPTAINS, J.D.

[INAUDIBLE], SOME OF Y'ALL MAY KNOW J.D., HE IS MANAGING THAT PROGRAM FOR OUR FOLKS.

WE GOT A PEER COUNSELING PROGRAM YOU MAY HAVE SEEN ON THE NEWS REPORTS ARE PEER COUNSELORS TRAVEL DOWN TO FLORIDA.

WE'VE BEEN OTHER PLACES IN THE STATE, AROUND THE COUNTRY DOING PEER COUNSELING.

BUT GARLAND IS IS RIGHT OUT FRONT.

AND THE PEER COUNSELING WORLD, THE THE UNIQUE PART OF OUR PEER COUNSELING PROGRAM IS I HAVE ZERO IDEA HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN IT.

I KNOW HOW MANY COUNSELORS I HAVE.

I'VE GOT ABOUT 15.

AND I KNOW THAT THEY'RE TELLING ME I NEED MORE BECAUSE OUR FOLKS ARE HIGHLY UTILIZING THESE PEER COUNSELORS.

WE DO NOT HAVE A CLINICIAN ON STAFF.

WE ARE UTILIZING THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO THE COMMUNITY, CHIEF BRYAN MENTIONED [INAUDIBLE] WHO RECENTLY CHANGED THEIR NAME, I FORGET WITH THEIR NEW NAME IS.

THERE'S A GROUP THAT DOES VIRTUAL COUNSELING OUT OF WACO.

WE UTILIZE THEM SOME.

WE HAVE A RETIRED DALLAS PEACE OFFICER WHO IS A CLINICIAN NOW WHO PROVIDES A LOT OF SERVICES FOR FOLKS AND THE PEER COUNSELORS.

WHAT THEY'RE DOING IS THEY'RE EVALUATING THE NEED, WHATEVER THESE THESE FOLKS REACH OUT TO THEM AND HELPING THEM CONNECT TO RESOURCES.

WE HAVE CONNECTED SOME FOLKS TO SOME COUNSELING CENTERS, ONE OF THE IS CARROLLTON SPRINGS HOSPITAL FOR SOME INPATIENT HELP.

WE'VE HAD OTHERS DOWN TO, I BELIEVE IT'S CALLED THE WARRIOR PROJECT, WHICH IS DOWN AROUND SAN ANTONIO.

WE'VE DONE SOME REFERRALS THERE.

IT'S BEEN ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO, WE SENT ONE TO THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIREFIGHTERS COUNSELING CENTER, [INAUDIBLE] SOMEWHERE OUTSIDE.

D.C. AND MARYLAND, AND THEY HAVE ALL BEEN PRETTY SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMS AND OUR FOLKS AT SOME POINT WE'RE GOING TO BE COMING TO YOU AS WELL AND ASK FOR A MENTAL HEALTH

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PROFESSIONAL ON STAFF.

THEIR ROLE WILL BE NOT SO MUCH COUNSELING BECAUSE WE FEAR THAT OUR EMPLOYEES DON'T WANT TO TALK TO SOMEBODY EMPLOYED BY THE CITY, THAT THEY FEAR THE CONNECTION TO THEIR JOB.

AND WE SAW THIS WITH EAP UTILIZATION.

AND I'M HOPING THE ONE THAT KRISTIN IS IS IS BRINGING FORTH THAT Y'ALL SAW EARLIER TODAY THAT OUR FOLKS WILL FIND CONFIDENCE IN THAT AND THAT THEY'LL BE ABLE TO TALK TO THEM SOME AS WELL.

WE'LL PUT THAT INTO OUR PROGRAM.

BUT THE MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL THAT WE WOULD LOOK FOR WOULD BE SOME OF THE DIAGNOSTIC SKILLS THAT THEY CAN DO.

AND THEN THE OTHER PIECE WILL BE FOR OUR PEER COUNSELORS THEMSELVES, LIKE, SAY, I CURRENTLY HAVE 15.

ONE OF THE HAZARDS OF DEFUSING A CRITICAL INCIDENT IS SOMETIMES YOU START TO SEE TRANSFERENCE TO WHERE THE PERSON THERE TO DO THE HELP STARTS TAKING ON THE LOAD.

AND SO I NEED A MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL THAT WILL HELP MY PEER COUNSELORS DEFUSE AS WELL.

AND SO WE'LL BE COMING TO YOU.

IT'S NOT RIGHT NOW THAT WE'RE ASKING FOR THAT.

BUT PART OF OUR OVERALL MENTAL HEALTH PLAN DID INCLUDE A MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL.

INITIALLY, J.D.

WAS WAS CAUTIOUS ON THAT AND FELT LIKE WE NEED TO DO TWO AGAIN, LET'S SEE WHERE WE'RE AT IN OUR PROGRAM.

LET'S SEE WHAT THE UTILIZATION UTILIZATION IS.

AND IF WE CAN ESTABLISH A NEED FOR THAT ROLE, WE WOULD DO SO LATER.

AND THAT'S KIND OF WHERE WE'RE AT RIGHT NOW.

SO THAT IS REALLY AWESOME.

JUST TO SIT HERE AND LISTEN TO YOU TALK ABOUT IT, IT TELLS ME THAT YOU ARE REALLY CONCERNED IN THAT AREA ABOUT THE OFFICERS, BECAUSE NO MATTER WHAT WE DO, IF THERE'S A BUDGET AND THE [INAUDIBLE] WHILE THE FIRST RESPONDERS AND THE OFFICERS THEMSELVES AND I WANT TO SAY TO YOU TOO ARE GOING TO APPRECIATE WHAT I SEE OF YOU, YOUR PRESENCE IN THE COMMUNITY.

YOU'RE OUT THERE WITH THE PEOPLE AND YOU'RE OUT THERE WITH US AND YOU'RE VERY APPROACHABLE.

AND I JUST WANT TO COMMEND YOU ON THAT.

THANK YOU, CHIEF LEE.

AND THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THANK YOU SIR.

COUNCIL MEMBER BASS.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN AND MOORE.

YOU ACTUALLY BOTH DISCUSSED WHAT I WAS HOPING HOPING TO TALK TO CHIEF LEE ABOUT.

SO BUT I DO WANT TO SAY REAL QUICK, I MEAN, ABOUT OUR ISO RATING BEING A ONE.

I MEAN, YOU CAN'T WE CAN'T UNDERSCORE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THAT LESS THAN POINT SEVEN OF ONE PERCENT.

SO LESS THAN ONE PERCENT OF ALL FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN THE NATION HAVE A RATING THAT HIGH.

SO AND THEN, I MEAN, JUST FOR US TO CONSISTENTLY MAINTAIN THAT RATING, I MEAN, IT AFFECTS OUR BOND RATING.

IT AFFECTS HOMEOWNER'S INSURANCE, IT AFFECTS EVERYBODY IN THE CITY.

SO I REALLY, REALLY WANT TO COMMEND YOU [INAUDIBLE] ON ON MAINTAINING THAT.

AND JUST THE JOB THAT YOU GUYS HAVE DONE WITH THE STRESS OVER THE PAST YEAR AND A HALF OR SO IS REALLY, REALLY COMMENDABLE.

I JUST I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU.

APPRECIATE THAT, COUNCILMAN BASS.

AND IF I CAN JUST MAKE NOTE REAL QUICK, MR. MAYOR, THAT THE THINGS THAT WE DO ARE ONLY POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF Y'ALL, Y'ALL ARE THE ONES WHO GIVE US THE RESOURCES THAT WE NEED, CITY MANAGEMENT STAFF HEARING OUR NEEDS AND PUSHING THEM FORWARD FOR Y'ALLS APPROVAL.

SO WE ALSO SHOW GRATITUDE TOWARDS THIS BOARD, THIS COUNCIL AND THE FOURTH FLOOR OF CITY HALL BECAUSE WE TRULY FEEL THAT SUPPORT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

VERY GOOD SIR, EXCUSE ME, COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN.

SORRY TO JUMP BACK IN, MAYOR, BUT THE QUESTION POPPED IN MY HEAD ON THE SECOND FIRE-FIGHTING COMPANY AT STATION FIVE, I THINK YOU SEE BEHIND ME WE HAVE THE DEDICATION SIGN FOR FIRE STATION FIVE UP HERE, WHICH WAS A AS YOU KNOW, A TERRIBLE BIRTHING PROCESS, I WOULD.

IS THE STATION CAPABLE OF HOUSING A SECOND COMPANY AS IS, OR WILL THERE BE MODIFICATIONS, GOD FORBID, REQUIRED TO THAT STATION TO HAVE A SECOND COMPANY? I HATE TO EVEN RAISE THAT QUESTION.

YOU KNOW, THE FOLKS THAT OCCUPIED THIS OFFICE BEFORE ME, ALONG WITH CHIEF MILLER, HAD THE FORESIGHT WHEN THEY WERE DOING STATION FIVE TO MAKE IT CAPABLE OF HOUSING A SECOND COMPANY.

SO WE WOULD NOT REQUIRE ANY MODIFICATIONS TO STATION FIVE IF WE WERE TO ADD A SECOND COMPANY.

WELL, THAT'S.

THAT'S GREAT TO HEAR THEN, AND I APPLAUD THEIR FORESIGHT AND IT'S A BEAUTIFUL STATION, IT'S A WONDERFUL STATION EXCEPT JUST BUILT ON QUICKSAND OR SOMETHING.

SO BUT I'M GLAD WE WOULD NOT HAVE TO EXPAND IT.

THANKS SO MUCH.

THANK YOU, CHIEF.

VERY GOOD.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR CHIEF LEE?

[03:00:01]

I SEE NONE, THANK YOU, SIR.

THANK Y'ALL VERY MUCH.

HAVE A GREAT DAY.

WE ARE GOING TO KEEP MOVING WITH HEALTH AND ANIMAL SERVICES.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

WE'VE ACTUALLY GOT TWO SHORT PRESENTATIONS IS A PART OF THIS ITEM.

[A13 Health/Animal Services]

AND I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO OUR ANIMAL SERVICES DIRECTOR, ART MUNOZ.

HE'LL START OUT WITH ANIMAL SERVICES.

VERY GOOD.

GOOD MORNING, COUNCIL.

GOOD MORNING, MAYOR.

AND WE'LL START WITH OUR FEE INCREASES IF CARMA CAN GO TO THE NEXT.

THERE WE GO.

SO HOME QUARANTINE CURRENT 50 DOLLARS, PROPOSED FEE, ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS.

PICK UP FROM THE VET IS SEVEN FIFTY, PROPOSED FEE IS TWELVE DOLLARS.

DUPLICATE TAG.

WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND ELIMINATE THAT.

RABIES SHOTS.

FIFTEEN DOLLARS CURRENT FEE PROPOSED FEE 20 DOLLARS.

PERMIT FOR RESIDENTIAL IS TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS.

PROPOSED FEE IS 40.

FOR COMMERCIAL.

CURRENT FEE IS 50.

PROPOSED FEE IS 40.

RABIES SHIPMENTS CURRENT FEE IS ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS.

PROPOSED FEE IS ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY.

TRAP DEPOSIT FOR LARGE IS 50 PROPOSED FEE 40 FOR SMALL TRAP.

TWENTY FIVE PROPOSED FEES, 40 WITH A TOTAL IMPACT REVENUE IMPACT AT TWENTY TWO THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED TWENTY THREE DOLLARS.

AND WE'LL GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

AND SO WE ARE ASKING FOR TWO NEW POSITIONS IN ORDER FOR US TO MAXIMIZE OUR CAPABILITIES OF OUR BEAUTIFUL STATE OF THE ART SHELTER THAT'S CURRENTLY BEING BUILT.

WE ARE REQUESTING AN ADOPTION SPECIALIST.

THE ONGOING COST IS FORTY NINE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED SEVENTEEN DOLLARS.

AND THE PRIMARY FOCUS IS DIRECT CUSTOMER SERVICE TO VISITORS INTERESTED IN ADOPTING NECESSARY TO HELP MAINTAIN THE NEW LARGEST SHARE SHELTER CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION, RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING SANITARY KENNEL AREAS, INCLUDING ANIMAL CARE.

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE ASSISTING RESIDENTS, RECLAIMING LOST PETS, SUPERVISING VOLUNTEERS AND MONITORING THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF OUR PETS.

AND WE'LL GO TO OUR NEXT POSITION, CARMA.

AS YOU KNOW, WE ARE GOING TO INCREASE OUR CAPACITY AND SO IN ORDER FOR US TO SUSTAIN OUR STANDARD OF CARE FOR OUR SHELTER PETS, WE ARE ASKING FOR A VET TECHNICIAN POSITION.

ONGOING COST FORTY SEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED EIGHTY THREE DOLLARS AND THE PRIMARY FUNCTION IS TO MAXIMIZE THE NUMBER OF STERILIZED ANIMALS.

SO WITH SURGERY PREP, POST SURGERY, MONITORING AND ALSO UNDER THE DIRECTION OF OUR CITY VET, PROVIDE PRESCRIBED TREATMENTS FOR ILLNESSES, MONITOR ANIMALS UNDER VETERINARY CARE.

ALSO, WE WANT TO OVERSEE STANDARD TREATMENT WITH VACCINES, HEALTH ASSESSMENTS, ADMINISTER MEDICINE FOR PARASITES, MONITOR POPULATION HEALTH, ISOLATE ANIMALS SYMPTOMATIC WITH CONTAGIOUS DISEASES, AND ALSO ASSIST WITH INTAKE AND RELEASE OF STERILIZED ANIMALS.

NEXT ONE CARMA.

AND SO THE TOTAL COST FOR OUR FUNDING REQUEST IS NINETY SIX THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS.

QUESTIONS? VERY GOOD.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR ANIMAL SERVICES? I SEE NONE.

OK, AND NEXT IS DIANA BEELER.

DIANA IS OUR RECENTLY APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF HEALTH.

SHE'LL COVER THE HEALTH REQUESTS.

GOOD AFTERNOON, COUNCIL.

GO AHEAD AND GO ON TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

OUR NEXT TWO SLIDES SHOW PROPOSED FEE INCREASES FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

THESE VARIOUS FEE INCREASES ARE THE RESULTS FROM THE FEE STUDY, AND THEY REFLECT TRUE COSTS OF SERVICES.

AND WITH CURRENT MARKET PRICES WITHIN THE REGION, THE COLUMNS ARE THE CURRENT FEES, THE RECOMMENDED FEES AND THE INCREASED AMOUNTS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AS YOU CAN SEE, THESE VARIOUS PERMIT FEE INCREASES WILL RESULT IN A TOTAL REVENUE INCREASE OF ONE HUNDRED EIGHT THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

OUR FUNDING REQUEST INCLUDES ADDING THE SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

[03:05:04]

SPECIALISTS.

SINCE 2007-2008 THE MOST RECENT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH POSITION WAS LAST ADDED AND SINCE 2007-2008 THE FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS HAVE INCREASED BY TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY NINE PERMITS.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH.

THIS NEW ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH POSITION WILL BE NEEDED TO MAINTAIN THE COMPLIANCE WITH ALL THE INSPECTIONS REQUIRED FOR THESE ADDITIONAL TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY NINE PERMITS.

AND THE PROPOSED FEES ON THE PREVIOUS TWO SLIDES WILL COVER THE COSTS OF THIS DECISION.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE NEXT FUNDING IS FOR REPLACEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH VEHICLE FOR TWENTY THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS [INAUDIBLE] AS A RESULT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY GRANT PROJECT, AND THAT VEHICLE IS NEEDING TO BE REPLACED AT THIS TIME.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

EXCITING TIMES IN PUBLIC HEALTH.

WE ARE RECEIVING VARIOUS GRANTS RIGHT AND LEFT.

THEY KEEP COMING.

THE OVERALL GOAL OF THESE GRANTS THAT WE'RE RECEIVING IS TO INCREASE WORKFORCE FORCE CAPACITY AND TO PROVIDE MORE IMMUNIZATIONS WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY.

WITH THIS VACCINE CAPACITY GRANT OUR GOAL IS TO ADD AN ADDITIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGIST POSITION.

THIS POSITION WILL ASSIST IN DISEASE INVESTIGATIONS AND ALSO ASSIST OUR CURRENT EPIDEMIOLOGISTS IN HIS OVERWHELMING WORKLOAD THAT HE IS EXPERIENCING FOR THE PAST YEAR AND A HALF.

THIS GRANT WILL ALSO HELP OFFSET CURRENT PUBLIC HEALTH EMPLOYEES SALARIES AND PAY FOR ADDITIONAL TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES, SUCH AS MEDICAL ASSISTANCE THAT ARE CURRENTLY PROVIDING THE COVID VACCINATIONS.

THE GRANT.

THIS OVERALL GRANT WILL ENGAGE STAKEHOLDERS WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY AND DEVELOP FUTURE PLANS TO INCREASE VACCINE COVERAGE RATES COVERAGE RATES WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

WE HAVE TWO ADDITIONAL GRANTS THAT WE HAVE BEEN AWARDED, THE WORK FORCE GRANT AND THE HEALTH DISPARITIES GRANTS.

WITH THESE GRANTS, WE PLAN TO EXPAND OUR WORKFORCE, SOME FOLLOWING POSITIONS A GRANT MANAGER THAT IS DESPERATELY NEEDED TO MANAGE ALL THE INCOMING GRANTS THAT WE ARE RECEIVING.

THEY WILL FOLLOW UP AND MAKE SURE THAT WE MEET ALL THE REQUIRED REPORTING OF THE FINANCIALS AND CONTINUE TO RESEARCH AND BRING IN ALL THE AVAILABLE GRANTS THAT ARE BEING MADE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH.

WE'RE GOING TO ADD TWO SOCIAL SERVICE SPECIALISTS AND WE'LL TALK ABOUT THOSE IN A MINUTE.

WE'LL ADD A SENIOR HEALTH SPECIALIST THAT'LL ASSISTS WITH COVID EVENTS, OVERLAPPING DISEASE INVESTIGATIONS AND CONTINUED INSPECTIONS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY.

ALSO, ADDED DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR, THEY WILL HELP ORGANIZE AND KEEP ON TOP OF ALL THE REQUIRED GRANT PROGRAMS THAT WE WILL HAVE GOING.

THESE TWO GRANTS WILL CREATE A COVID-19 RESPONSE IN PUBLIC HEALTH AND ACCESS ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM.

AND THE OVERALL GOAL IS TO LINK RESOURCES IN OUR COMMUNITY, WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY, TO THE NEEDS OF THE RESIDENTS TO IMPROVE CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS THAT ARE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

THE TWO SOCIAL SERVICE SPECIALIST PHYSICIANS, WE'RE CURRENTLY FINALIZING THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH PARKLAND TO PROVIDE A SOCIAL WORKER SPECIALIST, A LICENSED CLINICAL SPECIALIST.

AND THE BENEFIT OF THAT POSITION IS THAT PERSON HAS ACCESS TO PARKLAND AND PARKLAND RESOURCES THAT WE DON'T NECESSARILY OR WE'RE NOT NECESSARILY AWARE OF AND HAVE ACCESS TO.

SO THAT WOULD BE THE BENEFIT OF THAT AGREEMENT WITH PARKLAND.

AND THE OTHER SOCIAL WORKER WILL ALSO WORK WITH THE UNINSURED PEOPLE THAT COME INTO THE CLINIC AND LINK THOSE PEOPLE TO RESOURCES IN OUR COMMUNITIES THROUGH OUR PROVIDERS AND ALSO HELP SET THEM UP WITH MEDICAID OR MEDICARE OR ANYTHING TO HELP REDUCE ANY OF THE CHRONIC CONDITIONS THAT MAY HAVE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO BASICALLY, IT'S A SUMMARY OF OUR FUNDING REQUEST, THE FIRST TWO THE SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS AND THE REPLACEMENT VEHICLE WE'RE ASKING FOR FUNDING AND THE LAST TWO ARE GRANT RELATED WE RECEIVED A GRANT AWARDS FOR THAT AND EXPENSES

[03:10:06]

WILL BE PAID FOR WITH THE GRANT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

ANY QUESTIONS? VERY GOOD.

ANY QUESTIONS UNDER HEALTH.

I SEE NONE IN THE QUEUE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT, WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE ON WITH PARKS, RECREATION AND CULTURAL

[A14 Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts]

ARTS.

GOOD AFTERNOON MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT OUR BUDGET REQUEST.

THERE WE GO.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, WE WANT TO ADVANCE TO THE NEXT SLIDE, SO WE'LL COVER FEES FIRST AND WHAT WE'VE DONE IS IN WORKING WITH THE FEE STUDY, AS WELL AS ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE AND SUBCOMMITTEE, KIND OF A GENERALLY ACCEPTED PARKS AND RECREATION METHODOLOGY.

THIS IS A QUICK SUMMARY OF KIND OF HOW WE LOOK AT THE FEES, WHETHER THEY BE FOR FACILITY RENTALS OR PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES.

AND IN A NUTSHELL, WHAT IT MEANS IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PYRAMID IS A LARGER LEVEL OF TAX SUBSIDY OR REVENUE SUBSIDY, AND AT THE TOP IS THE LEAST AMOUNT.

AND THAT IS A GRADUATION OF SHOWING WE'RE GOING TO SUBSIDIZE, IN THEORY, THE MOST COMMUNITY OR PUBLIC BENEFIT IT MEANS WE WORK FROM TOP.

THOSE NOW BECOME INDIVIDUAL BENEFITS, THINGS LIKE SELECT SPORTS, VERY SPECIFIC RENTALS OR TRAINING THAT PEOPLE BENEFIT, VERY SMALL INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP.

THEN YOU'VE GOT THINGS IN THE MIDDLE.

SO NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THAT LOOKS LIKE WHAT WE DO IS THEN KIND OF WHEN WE ASSESS THAT THEY CALL IT PROGRAM FILTERS.

SO WE WOULD LOOK AT IT'S LIKE A SLIDING SPECTRUM ON EACH ONE OF THESE.

WE'RE LOOKING AT, THE BENEFIT TO THE COMMUNITY VERSUS THE INDIVIDUAL, A COMMITMENT OF OUR TIME AND OUR RESOURCES EITHER DROP IN OR IS IT SPECIALIZED.

WE HAVE TO HAVE STAFF THERE ALL THE TIME.

WHAT ARE THE MARKET TRENDS? WHAT'S OUR OBLIGATION, EITHER POLITICALLY OR BY STATUTE.

MARKET TRENDS? WHAT'S GOING ON THERE? LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES, RELATIVE COST TO PROVIDE AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT? WHO DO WE SERVE ARE THEY FAMILIES, CHILDREN'S NONRESIDENTS, RESIDENTS, SENIORS, ET CETERA? AND THEN KIND OF THE POLITICAL REALITIES ARE ALSO KIND OF ASSESSED.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

ONE OF THE FEES THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO OFFER, WE'VE TRADITIONALLY ONLY HAD ONE OPPORTUNITY TO USE OUR FITNESS FACILITIES, THE BODY SHOPS, AND THAT WAS TO PURCHASE AN ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP.

AND SO WE'D LIKE TO TIDY THAT UP A LITTLE BIT AND OFFER A NEW FEE IN LIGHT OF OUR NEW REC CENTER IMPROVEMENTS THERE THAT ARE HAPPENING WITH THE RENOVATIONS.

THOSE ARE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES TO ATTRACT MORE USERS.

SO WE NEED A LITTLE MORE FLEXIBILITY IN WHAT WE OFFER.

SO AS A RESIDENT, YOU COULD EITHER DO A DAY PASS OR A MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP AND YOU CAN SEE THOSE FEES THERE.

IF YOU'RE NONRESIDENT, YOU CAN DO A MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP FOR SIXTEEN DOLLARS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SOME OTHER TIDY UP ON OUR SENIOR CENTER FEES SINCE CARVER SENIOR CENTER HAS BEEN RENOVATED.

THAT'S A WONDERFUL FACILITY AND WE'VE ALREADY HAD QUITE A BIT OF DEMAND FOR USE OF THAT FACILITY BY A LOT OF FOLKS.

SO WE WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE A FEE STRUCTURE THERE, KIND OF THE SAME THING WITH OUR SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER DOWNTOWN.

WE WOULD LIKE TO KEEP WHAT'S BEEN IN PLACE FOR GARLAND RESIDENTS AND ACTUAL SENIORS, BUT THERE'S ALSO ADDITIONAL DEMAND FROM NON SENIORS AND NONRESIDENTS.

SO THAT FEE THAT YOU'LL SEE THERE, IS IN THAT COLUMN WHERE YOU'VE GOT SEVENTY FIVE DOLLARS AN HOUR, SIXTY AND FIFTY FIVE.

AND THE BENEFIT TO THAT IS, IS THOSE FEES CONTINUE TO SERVE OUR CORE GROUP THE WAY WE ALWAYS HAVE, BUT THERE'S ADDITIONAL REVENUE OPPORTUNITY FROM DEMAND THAT MONEY GOES BACK INTO THOSE SENIOR CENTERS FOR THEM TO UTILIZE.

SO THAT'S AN EARMARK AND THE PERFORMANCE FUND FOR THOSE FEES THAT THEY THEY NOW GET TO USE DIRECTLY TO BENEFIT, THE GARLAND SENIORS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO KIND OF THE WAY THIS PYRAMID STARTS TO LOOK AND IT'S THE BIGGEST IMPACT.

THE NEXT SLIDE YOU'LL SEE IS GOING TO BE RELATED TO THE FACILITY USE AGREEMENTS FOR OUR ADULT SPORTS AND OUR YOUTH SPORTS.

AND SO THE CATEGORIES THAT WERE DISCUSSED WITH THE SUBCOMMITTEE LOOK LIKE THIS AT THE TOP OF THE PYRAMID FOR THE INDIVIDUAL BENEFIT.

WE WOULD CALL THAT A RENTAL IN OUR BALLFIELDS.

THEN YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A TOURNAMENT PROVIDER THAT'S A BROAD CATEGORY, MEANING THAT THEY MIGHT BE SOMEBODY THAT WE RECRUIT AND CAN INCENTIVIZE WITH CDB FUNDS, OR IT MIGHT BE SOMEBODY THAT SAYS I HAVE NEED TO RUN A TOURNAMENT CART OR SOFTBALL.

WHAT'S THAT GOING TO COST? SO YOU WOULD HAVE A KIND OF A MARKET RATE FEE THERE.

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THEN THE BIGGEST CATEGORY IS GOING TO BE THE COORDINATED ORGANIZATIONS.

AND THEN YOU'VE GOT A PREFERRED PARTNER, WHICH IS MOSTLY SUBSIDIZED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PYRAMID.

SO I CAN ON THE NEXT SLIDE, YOU'LL SEE WHAT THAT SPECIFICALLY LOOKS LIKE WITH OUR CURRENT CUSTOMER BASE.

AND IT'S GROWING A LITTLE BIT AS WE SPEAK.

SO NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

HERE'S AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT THAT BREAKDOWN IS.

AT THE VERY TOP OF THE PYRAMID, YOU WOULD HAVE GARLAND BASEBALL INC.

CRICKET ASSOCIATIONS AND VARIOUS GROUPS.

AS A SIDE NOTE, WE'VE ADDED A CRICKET FIELD AT AUDUBON PARK THAT GIVES US A TOTAL OF THREE AND THE DEMAND IS STILL SKY HIGH.

SO WHAT WE PROPOSE HERE IS A TWENTY DOLLAR AN HOUR RENTAL FEE FOR THE CRICKET GROUPS THAT IS COMMENSURATE WITH THE REST OF THE MARKET IN OUR NEIGHBORING CITIES.

THEN YOU'VE GOT THE NEXT CATEGORY IS KIND OF WHAT NOT A LOT OF CHANGE HERE.

SO OUR COORDINATED ORGANIZATIONS AND I WON'T READ THEM ALL, BUT THOSE ARE OUR TRADITIONAL BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, FOOTBALL, SOCCER, VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL.

AND THEN DOWN AT THE BOTTOM, WE'VE GOT THE BUDDY LEAGUE, WHICH WE ALL KNOW ABOUT THAT PROGRAM THAT'S AT BRADFIELD IN THE FIELD THEY UTILIZE, WHICH IS A PHENOMENAL PROGRAM FOR SPECIAL NEEDS INDIVIDUALS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO A LITTLE BIT TO UNPACK HERE.

SO LET'S START WITH THE INDIVIDUAL FEES THAT ARE BEING PROPOSED WITH THE YOUTH SPORTS.

THOSE ARE INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION.

SO THERE WAS A PROPOSAL THERE FOR FIVE DOLLARS PER PLAYER.

AND THIS IS A PROJECTED REVENUE.

OUR NUMBERS ARE KIND OF ALL OVER THE MAP, AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, FOR OUR MOVING AVERAGE OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS.

BUT WE WOULD KIND OF JUST TAKE WHAT WE WOULD IN A NON COVID YEAR WHAT WE WOULD EXPECT.

THAT WOULD BE A POTENTIAL REVENUE OF ABOUT THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND FOR THE YOUTH SPORTS AND THEN THE ADULT SPORTS.

THEY DON'T REGISTER INDIVIDUALLY.

THEY REGISTER AS A TEAM.

BUT YOU USE AN AVERAGE OF 12 PARTICIPANTS, PER TEAM.

THAT'S STILL FIVE DOLLARS A PARTICIPANT,.

PLUS OR MINUS THE CRICKET TWENTY DOLLARS AN HOUR OR PER PITCH, POSSIBLE REVENUE OF AROUND FORTY SEVEN THOUSAND AND THEN TOURNAMENT FEES AGAIN.

WE DID NOT FACTOR THAT INTO THE ESTIMATED NET REVENUE BECAUSE AGAIN, THOSE ARE A LITTLE BIT OF A CASE BY CASE BASIS AND WE HAVEN'T DONE IT IN THE PAST.

SO THERE IS NO HISTORICAL AVERAGE THERE.

BUT WE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE AND RECRUIT FOLKS TO UTILIZE OUR FIELDS IN BETWEEN.

THE LEAGUE USED TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL SOURCE OF REVENUE.

SO SUBTRACTING THAT OUT, WE'RE LOOKING AT A POSSIBLE REVENUE INTO THE PERFORMANCE FUND OF ABOUT ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND BY COMPARISON.

JUST ON THE SIDE OVER THERE, WE'VE GOT WE'D LIKE TO AND AS A RESULT OF THIS YEAR'S BUDGET PROPOSAL AND WHAT WAS APPROVED LAST YEAR, WE ARE MAKING GREAT STRIDES IN IMPROVING THE BALL FIELD MAINTENANCE CAPACITY.

SO WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THAT.

SO AS A COMPARISON, ALL OF OUR DIAMOND FIELDS THAT WE HAVE, WHICH IS ABOUT TWENTY SEVEN FIELDS WITHIN FIELDS, THAT'S ROUGHLY THE ANNUAL COST OF FOUR HUNDRED FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND.

THEN WE'VE GOT ABOUT THIRTY TURF FIELDS, SOCCER, FOOTBALL, CRICKET, THOSE KIND OF THINGS.

THAT'S ANOTHER TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY PROJECTED IN MAINTENANCE COSTS.

AND WE'VE GOT INDOOR SPORTS WHERE WE PAY FOR CUSTODIAN AND FIELD IN THE COURT RENTAL FROM GISD.

SO AT SOME POINT, ONCE WE GET TO THE GOAL OF OUR STANDARDS TO BE MET, WE'RE IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD OF SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND IN COST.

THAT INCLUDES UTILITIES.

AND ALL THE THINGS THAT GO INTO THAT NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO THE GOAL FOR THAT TO RECOVER THAT APPROXIMATE ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS RELATED TO THE FEES WOULD GO TO COVER THESE TYPES OF THINGS.

SO THESE ARE THE CONSUMABLES, THE WEAR AND TEAR ITEMS, KIND OF LIKE THE BRAKES AND HOSES AND FLUIDS IN YOUR CAR AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF THE FIELDS IN ORDER TO KEEP THEM SAFE.

WE'VE GOT TO DO THESE THINGS ON AN ANNUAL BASIS SO THE FEES THAT THE ASSOCIATIONS WOULD PAY TO HELP COVER THESE COST.

THE GOOD NEWS IS, IS THAT IT WILL ALSO HELP THEM.

THEY ARE CURRENTLY EITHER PAYING FOR THESE THINGS OR NOT DOING THEM AT ALL.

SO IT ALLOWS US TO HAVE A MUCH MORE CONSISTENT, SAFE AND ATTRACTIVE PLAYING SURFACE ACROSS THE BOARD.

AND WITH ALL THE EQUIPMENT THAT HAS BEEN GRANTED IN THE LAST BUDGET AND THIS YEAR, WE'RE REALLY, REALLY GETTING TO A POINT WHERE WE CAN IMPROVE THE SAFETY AND APPEARANCE OF THESE FIELDS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

ANY QUESTIONS ON FEES? COUNCIL MEMBER, SMITH.

THANK YOU MAYOR.

JUST A QUICK COMMENT.

ANDY, THIS IS RIGHT IN LINE WITH EVERYTHING THAT WE'VE LOOKED AT OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS.

APPRECIATE YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROCESS WHILE WE DEVELOPED THE POLICY.

I'VE GOT A COUPLE OF SMALL CONCERNS, BUT I'LL REACH OUT TO YOU VIA EMAIL ON THAT.

BUT I THINK YOU'VE REALLY CAPTURED WHAT WE INTENDED AND WHAT YOU BROUGHT TO THE TABLE AS WELL.

SO I APPRECIATE THE WORK, SIR.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

COUNCILMEMBER MOORE.

YES.

THANK YOU MAYOR ANDY I TOO THINK THAT YOU'VE DONE AN OUTSTANDING JOB IN IDENTIFYING AREAS

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OF IMPROVEMENT, ESPECIALLY WITH THE FEES.

AT THE SAME TIME, I'M A LITTLE CONCERNED ABOUT THE FEES THAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT AS FAR AS THE SENIOR CITIZENS.

CAN YOU GO BACK TO THAT SLIDE WHERE YOU HAVE THE FEES FOR THE SENIOR CITIZENS? YEAH, I THINK THIS IS IT HERE.

OK, I'M THINKING ARE THERE SOME INCREASES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS OR NOT, SO THEY ARE I'LL RECAP A LITTLE BIT.

SO TO CLARIFY, THESE ARE FOR RENTAL RATES, FOR THIS ACTIVITY ROOMS. SO FOR THE BULK OF THE SERVICES, THOSE ARE FREE OR VERY NOMINAL FEE BASED TYPE PROGRAM PARTICIPATIONS.

SO THIS IS IF YOU WANT TO RENT THE ROOMS THAT ARE THERE.

SO THERE'S NO CHANGE CURRENTLY FOR OUR ROOM RENTALS.

IF YOU'RE A GARLAND RESIDENT OR ONE OF OUR SENIORS, YOU CAN RENT THOSE ROOMS AT THE RATE YOU SEE ON THE RIGHT HAND COLUMN.

SO THOSE HAVE NOT CHANGED.

WHAT YOU'RE SEEING IS, IS AN ADDITIONAL RATE THAT WE WOULD HAVE ASSESS FOR NONRESIDENTS AND NON SENIORS.

SO IF I'VE GOT A BOY SCOUT GROUP, FOR EXAMPLE, I WANT TO RENT THAT BUILDING, I CAN.

AND THEN THOSE FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE TO GO RIGHT BACK IN THE SENIOR PROGRAM.

SAME THING AT CARVER.

CARVER ACTUALLY NEVER HAD THE ABILITY TO RENT THE FACILITY NOW THAT THE IMPROVEMENTS AND THE RENOVATION THAT HAPPENED TWO AND A HALF YEARS AGO, IT'S A BEAUTIFUL FACILITY.

IT'S GOT EVERYTHING WE NEED AND THE DEMAND IS ALREADY BEATING DOWN OUR DOOR.

SO WE'RE JUST A LOT OF THIS IS JUST CLEAN UP AND GETTING CONSISTENT WITH THE MARKET AND SEE [INAUDIBLE].

GOOD.

THANK YOU.

I JUST NEED TO SEE THAT AGAIN, PRIMARILY BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, BEING IN COVID PRESENTLY AND, YOU KNOW, WE HAD LOTS OF BOND MONEY GOING INTO [INAUDIBLE] THERE.

I JUST DIDN'T WANT TO SEE US DO ANYTHING THAT'S GOING TO ENCUMBER EXTRA FEES FOR OUR SENIOR CITIZENS ARE CONCERNED.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

AND AS A GENERAL SIDE NOTE, A LOT OF OUR FEE CONSIDERATIONS, PARTICULARLY WITH THE FUAS, WITH THE YOUTH SPORTS AND ADULT SPORTS, THAT WHOLE APPROACH WAS WITH THE TENANT IN MIND THAT WE'VE GOT TO BE FEE CONSCIENCE FOR OUR RESIDENTS.

SO THAT WAS A LOT OF CONSIDERATION WENT INTO THAT AS FAR AS WHAT'S GOING TO BE EXPECTED.

OK, ANDY, I HATE TO DO THIS TO YOU, BUT WE'RE PUSHING WE'RE PUSHING ABOUT TWO HOURS AT THIS POINT AND IT IS GETTING NEAR THE LUNCH TIME.

IS THIS IS THIS LOOKS LIKE A GOOD POINT FOR US TO TAKE A LUNCH RECESS.

I HATE TO I HATE TO STOP YOU RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

BUT JUST TIMING WISE, IT'S JUST KIND OF WHERE IT'S PUT US.

YEAH, THAT'S QUITE ALL RIGHT, BECAUSE THERE'S ACTUALLY QUITE, QUITE A BIT TO COVER.

SO.

OK, WE'RE GOOD.

ALL RIGHT.

VERY GOOD COUNCIL AT THAT POINT.

OR AT THIS POINT, WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND TAKE A LUNCH RECESS.

LET'S HAVE EVERYBODY BACK AT 12:35 PLEASE.

12:35.

THANK YOU.

IT IS SATURDAY, AUGUST 14TH, 2021, WE ARE COMING BACK FROM RECESS FOR A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE GARLAND CITY COUNCIL FOR OUR DEPARTMENTAL BUDGET REVIEWS.

WE WILL PICK UP SORT OF MID WHERE WE LEFT OFF WITH PARKS, RECREATION AND CULTURAL ARTS.

ANDY SORRY TO HAVE INTERRUPTED YOUR PRESENTATION, BUT IT WAS JUST I WASN'T TRACKING THE CLOCK VERY WELL.

THAT'S QUITE ALRIGHT NOT A PROBLEM.

I'M A BIG FAN OF LUNCH TIME, SO IT WORKED OUT OK.

[LAUGHTER] WE WILL PICK UP ON SLIDE NUMBER ELEVEN, PLEASE.

ALL RIGHT, VERY GOOD.

FANTASTIC.

THANK YOU.

SO PARKS DIVISION REQUEST AT THE TOP OF THIS LIST.

AS WE KNOW, WE'RE GOING TO ADD THREE SPLASH PADS TWO IN THE IMMEDIATE YEAR, ONE FOLLOWING.

AND THEN ALSO THE WATER FEATURES DOWNTOWN WITH THE POSSIBLE REDESIGN.

STATE LAW REQUIRES THAT THOSE ARE MONITORED, INSPECTED AND TESTED DAILY.

AND SO IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH THAT, AS WELL AS JUST THE GENERAL HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE PUBLIC, IT MAKES SENSE.

WE WILL NEED AN ADDITIONAL AQUATICS TECHNICIAN AND VEHICLE TO PERFORM THOSE DUTIES.

WE WILL ALSO.

BE PROVIDING SOME IMPROVEMENTS OVER TIME TO THE EXISTING POOLS SO THAT POSITION WILL ALSO ASSIST WITH THAT IN THE OFF SEASON.

SO THAT'S THE STAFFING REQUEST FOR THIS YEAR, SOME ADDITIONAL ONGOING FUNDING THAT WE'RE ASKING FOR, SOME ADDITIONAL LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE AND MOWING IN THE LAST BUDGET

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YEAR.

THINGS ARE OBVIOUSLY A LITTLE LEAN.

SO WE'VE HAD SOME NEW PROPERTIES COME ONLINE OVER THE YEARS THAT WE'VE BEEN ABSORBING, WHICH IS FINE.

UNFORTUNATELY, THAT MEANS THAT SOMETHING ELSE FALLS BEHIND ON ITS CYCLE.

SO THEY'RE GOING TO BE PROPERTIES LIKE BASS PRO, ROSEHILL ENTRYWAYS, PLEASANT VALLEY, HERITAGE CROSSING.

A LOT OF THESE PROPERTIES WILL NEED ADDITIONAL CYCLES TO LOOK NICE.

SO THERE'S SOME FUNDING REQUEST IN THERE TO CAPTURE THAT THROUGH CONTRACT LABOR.

ALSO, A REQUEST FOR CONTINUING TO MOVE FORWARD WITH OUR BALLFIELD MAINTENANCE PROGRAM.

THIS IS KIND OF A GRADUAL WORK TOWARDS ADDING THE NECESSARY EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES TO REALLY BRING OUR BALLFIELDS UP TO INDUSTRY STANDARD OR BETTER DESIGN, [INAUDIBLE] I WOULD LIKE TO SAY.

AND SO THOSE FUNDS WOULD GO FOR THE NECESSARY CHEMICALS, FERTILIZER, MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES TO KEEP THOSE BALLFIELDS RUNNING AND LOOKING TIPTOP, TO CONTINUE TO ATTRACT ELITE PARTICIPATION AS WELL AS TOURNAMENTS.

THERE'S SOME ALSO ONE TIME EXPENSES.

WE HAVE A VARIETY OF PARK MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT, A FEW REPLACEMENTS AND A FEW THAT ARE NEW I'LL RATCHET THROUGH THOSE KIND OF QUICKLY.

WE'VE GOT A LARGE TRACTOR MOWER THAT'S DUE FOR REPLACEMENT IS CONSISTENT WITH THE POLICY.

ANOTHER KUBOTA MOWER, TWO KUBOTA MOWERS ONES A WIDE AREA ONE'S AN OUT FRONT.

THAT WAS ALSO THE REPLACEMENT CRITERION DUE TO WEAR AND TEAR, AND AGE, NEW REQUEST A TRAILER AIR COMPRESSOR.

THOSE ARE PNEUMATIC TOOLS NECESSARY FOR TREE WORK AND CONCRETE WORK TOP DRESSER, WHICH IS A BALL FIELD, MAINTENANCE AND SALT TRAIL MATERIAL SPREADER.

BASICALLY THE BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE THAT, IT HELPS US TO, RATHER THAN PUT OUT A CLAY AND INFIELD CONDITIONER ON BALLFIELDS, A BAG AT A TIME IT GOES IN A MACHINE AND GETS PUT OUT PERFECTLY, EVEN AND EXTREMELY EFFICIENTLY.

WE'D ALSO LIKE TO ASK FOR A TRUCK OR A TRAILER SPECIFIC CREW AS WE GROW OUR TRAILS, YOU KNOW HOW BEAUTIFUL THEY ARE BUT WE ALSO KNOW HOW DIFFICULT THEY ARE TO MAINTAIN.

SO WE'D LIKE TO DO A LITTLE SHUFFLING WITH OUR STAFFING AND PUT A LITTLE BIT MORE TIME AND EFFORT INTO THE TRAIL MAINTENANCE AS THE TURF EXPECTATIONS ON THE DOWNTOWN PLAZA, I EXPECT, SHOULD BE VERY HIGH.

SO WE WOULD LIKE TO MAINTAIN THAT WITH WALK BEHIND REEL MOWER.

IT'S ESSENTIALLY THE SAME TYPE OF MOWER YOU SEE MAINTAINING GREENS AT A GOLF COURSE, MAKES IT NICE DANCE AND RESISTANT FOOT TRAFFIC.

AND THE OTHER BIG CHUNK IS DUE TO WINTER STORM DAMAGE.

WE HAVE A LOT OF DEAD SHRUBS AND TREES.

AS EVERYONE KNOWS.

WE'RE GOING TO NEED SOME HELP CONTRACTING TO GET THAT HANDLED AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

THAT'S GOING TO BE THINGS LIKE TREE AND SHRUB REMOVAL, IRRIGATION REPAIRS DUE TO THE FREEZE AND REPLACEMENT OF ALL THE PLANT MATERIAL.

SOME DEFERRED MAINTENANCE ITEMS, SOME OTHER THINGS THAT ARE IN NEED OF GETTING CAUGHT UP ON CONCRETE REPAIRS, THERE'S NEVER ENOUGH OF THAT.

KEEP TRAILS SIDEWALKS [INAUDIBLE] FREE RAMPS COMPLIANT WITH ADA.

ALSO, SOME SIGN REPLACEMENTS.

WE HAVE A LOT OF OUTDATED SIGNS IN OUR PARKS THAT WE'D LIKE TO GRADUALLY START WORKING ON.

THE BIG ONE IS MULCH THAT WE NEVER REALLY HAD WITH A MULCH BUDGET.

AND AT ONE TIME THE LANDFILL WAS PROVIDING MULCH.

IT CLOSED DOWN FOR A LITTLE WHILE FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS, AND NOW IT'S BACK UP AND RUNNING AND PROVIDES BEAUTIFUL MULCH FOR US.

BUT WE'VE GOT FIVE HUNDRED TWELVE THOUSAND SQUARE FEET OF MULCH BEDS.

WE WOULD LIKE THAT A LITTLE BIT OF CONTRACT LABOR TO HELP GET THAT OUT ALL AT ONE TIME.

AND NOW THAT THE FACTORY IS UP AND RUNNING AGAIN, WE CAN THEN KEEP UP WITH OUR STAFFING GENERALLY ONCE OR TWICE A YEAR WE WOULD APPLY THE MULCH.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

RECREATION DIVISION REQUEST.

A REC ASSOCIATE TWO FOR FIELDS REC CENTER, THIS WAS A PREVIOUSLY BANKED POSITION, WE WERE RUNNING PRETTY LEAN ON OUR REC CENTERS AND HAVING TO GET CREATIVE ON HOW TO SPREAD FOLKS AROUND TO MEET THE DEMAND FOR THE USERS AND THE PROGRAMS. SO THIS HELPS GET US CAUGHT BACK UP AND SQUARE FOR NOW.

SOME ADDITIONAL ONGOING FUNDING NEEDS OUR REC CENTER SUPPLIES.

WITH AUDUBON EXPANSION COMING ONLINE.

IT'S GOING TO NEED SOME ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES TO KEEP UP WITH AS WELL AS JANITORIAL SUPPLIES.

JUST MEETING THE NEW EXPECTATIONS RELATED TO COVID.

BIG ART DAY.

THAT'S COMING UP IN SEPTEMBER.

AND YOU MIGHT RECALL THE ONE WE HAD LAST YEAR AT AUDUBON, THAT ONE A TEXAS RECREATION PARK SOCIETY AWARD.

WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THAT FULLY FUNDED ANNUALLY SO THAT THAT PROGRAM CAN TRAVEL FROM PARK TO PARK DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE CITY AND CONTINUE TO REALLY BE A GREAT EVENT FOR THE CITY AND CULTURAL ARTS.

AND SO THESE ARE THE ONE TIME EXPENSES, AGAIN, TO KIND OF KEEP UP WITH THE NEW REC CENTER RENOVATIONS, WHEN WE'RE LOOKING AT THINGS LIKE FLOOR SCRUBBERS, PORTABLE DANCE FLOOR CHAIRS, BALLET BARS FOR BRADFIELD, SPECIAL EVENT LIGHTS.

AND THEN WE'VE GOT TWO THINGS THAT NEED TO BE REPLACED.

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CREDIT CARD READERS AND AED PADS.

THOSE ARE JUST DUE TO OBSOLESCENCE.

THOSE ARE READY TO BE REPLACED.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

CULTURAL ARTS DIVISION, TO KIND OF START ADVANCING THE GOALS OF THE MASTER PLAN, WE WOULD LIKE TO PUT A LITTLE SEED MONEY IN FOR CULTURAL ARTS PROGRAMING, ARTIST IN RESIDENCE WORKSHOPS, AND THEN WE'LL SEE KIND OF HOW PEOPLE REACT, WHAT THE DEMAND IS AND CONTINUE TO ADVANCE THAT PROGRAM.

THE PLAZA MARQUEE.

THIS IS ADDITIONAL MAINTENANCE THAT'S NEEDED FOR THE IT'S REALLY THE NEON COMPONENT.

IT'S SUCH A SPECIALTY ITEM AND IT REQUIRES REPAIR ON A REGULAR BASIS.

AND WE ALL KNOW THAT'S AN ICONIC, BEAUTIFUL BUILDING, WE WANT THAT NEON MARQUEE TO BE WORKING AS IT SHOULD AT ALL TIMES.

AND THEN SOME OTHER ONE TIME EXPENSES FOR THE ART CENTER.

I THINK WHAT THE EXPECTATIONS OF NEW AND IMPROVED PROGRAMING, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE SURE THE INFRASTRUCTURE KEEPS UP WITH THAT.

SO SOME SOUND SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS AND PROJECTOR UPGRADES, LIGHTING UPGRADE FOR BOTH THE ATRIUM AND THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, AS WELL AS THE NEW CYCLORAMA AND MOVIE SCREENING FOR THE PLAZA.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

QUICK SUMMARY THERE WE HAVE THE STAFFING, ONE HUNDRED TWENTY ONE THOUSAND ONGOING FUNDS, TWO HUNDRED EIGHTY FOR ONE TIME EXPENSES, EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FOUR FOR APPROXIMATELY 1.3 MILLION.

ANY QUESTION SO FAR.

LET ME CHECK, BUT NO, I HAVE NO ONE IN THE QUEUE AT THE MOMENT.

NEXT SLIDE WOULD BE THE PERFORMANCE FUND.

WE WERE REQUESTING TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND OF THE PERFORMANCE TO REPLACE SOME AGING FITNESS EQUIPMENT.

THOSE ARE THINGS LIKE TREADMILLS, ELLIPTICALS RECUMBENTS AND OTHER NAUTILUS TYPE MACHINES.

DEPENDING ON THE MACHINE, THOSE LIFE CYCLES WERE ANYWHERE FROM THREE TO SEVEN YEARS.

AND THE RECREATION STAFF DOES A GOOD JOB OF KEEPING TRACK OF THAT INVENTORY AND STAYING AHEAD OF THOSE REPLACEMENTS.

SO IT'S ALWAYS SAFE AND FUNCTIONAL FOR OUR USERS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

I BELIEVE IT'S HOT FUNDS.

THIS FUNDING REQUEST IS FOR AND I'LL EXPLAIN A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT GOT US HERE.

SO OUR VISIT GARLAND STAFF, DANA AND HER STAFF HAVE DONE A PHENOMENAL JOB OF RECRUITING AND SELLING THE CITY AND RECRUITING TOURNAMENTS AND EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES.

AND OUR SALES TEAM HAS DONE AN INCREDIBLE JOB OF BEING AGGRESSIVE AND GOING OUT EVEN WHEN THINGS WERE SLAMMED DURING COVID WE REALLY GAINED A LOT OF GROUND IN A LOT OF CONTACTS WITH FOLKS.

WHAT THAT MEANS IS, IS THAT THOSE SALES FUNCTIONS ARE DIMINISHED WHEN THAT SAME PERSON IS ALSO HAVING TO DO THE SERVICING AFTER.

WHEN YOU INVITE SOMEBODY INTO YOUR HOME, YOU WANT TO PROVIDE THEM A NICE EXPERIENCE.

SO WHAT THIS POSITION DOES IS TAKE SOME EXISTING FUNDS THAT ARE OUT OF A TIF ONE FUND THAT ARE ALLOCATED TO PART TIME AND INTERN TYPE DUTIES.

THAT'S EXISTING MONEY, AND THEN INCREASE THERE FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS.

SO THE THE INCREASE OUT OF THE HOT FUNDS WOULD BE THIRTY THOUSAND TO MATCH THE NECESSARY FUNDS TO ADD A VISIT GARLAND AND DOWNTOWN SERVICING ASSISTANCE.

SO THIS PERSON COULD HELP SERVICE THE NEEDS OF ALL THESE PROGRAMS AND ADVANCE THOSE FOUR EVENTS BROUGHT INTO TOWN AND THEN THE DEMAND THAT WE EXPECT TO BE DOWNTOWN.

SO THAT WOULD BE A SHARED POSITION BETWEEN CBB AND IN DOWNTOWN.

NEXT, PLEASE.

SOME REQUEST RELATED TO HERITAGE CROSSING.

WE'VE GOT A LOT OF FANTASTIC MOMENTUM I THINK, GOING THERE WHERE SOME GREAT EXHIBITS WERE DONE AND A LOT OF CREATIVE MARKETING AND EVENTS WERE PUT TOGETHER BY STAFF DURING COVID.

A COUPLE OF REQUESTS HERE.

WE'D LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND MOVE TO OUR OWN CLOUD BASED COLLECTION MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE.

THERE ARE SOME CITY ASSETS THAT ARE CURRENTLY HOUSED ON A LANDMARK SOCIETY COMPUTER AND SOFTWARE.

THOSE NEED TO BE ON OUR OWN CLOUD BASED SOFTWARE.

SO WE'VE GOT DIRECT ACCESS AND CONTROL OF THAT.

SOME ADDITIONAL INTERPRETIVE HISTORY, SIGNAGE.

WE'VE GOT SOME GREAT OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE'RE WORKING ON THIS YEAR, BUT WANT TO CONTINUE THAT PROGRAM EVENTUALLY I THINK WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO PUT TOGETHER AND EXPAND A HISTORY WALK TYPE TOURS AS WELL AS AN ART WALK.

SO THAT'S AN ADDITIONAL VISITOR ATTRACTION, THAT REALLY CONTINUES TO PROMOTE THE CITY.

AND THEN WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SOME SEED MONEY FOR HISTORY PROGRAMING.

KIM HAS DONE A GREAT JOB OF ESTABLISHING RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE LIBRARY THE REC FOLKS AS WELL AS GARLAND ISD.

IF WE'RE GOING TO HOST PROGRAMS, SHE NEEDS SUPPLIES IN ORDER TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, I BELIEVE, IS THE SUMMARY PAGE.

SO YOU CAN SEE WHAT THOSE REQUESTS LOOK LIKE OUT OF HOT FUNDS.

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ANY QUESTIONS THERE.

AND THAT CONCLUDES DEPARTMENT.

COUNCIL MEMBER MOORE.

MAYOR.

ANDY CAN YOU GO BACK TO THE SLIDE WHERE IT TALKS ABOUT THE CULTURAL ARTS? LET'S SEE THAT WOULD BE SLIDE 13, I BELIEVE.

WHERE YOU HAD YOU WERE GOING I JUST WANT TO GET AN UNDERSTANDING ABOUT WE'RE WE ARE GOING TO BE PULLING MONEY FROM THE TIF IS THAT WHAT I HEARD YOU SAY.

THE ONE PERCENT THAT COMES OUT OF THE OVERAGE OF THE TIF THAT GOES TO CULTURAL ARTS.

ARE YOU SAYING THERE THAT YOU'RE GOING TO TAKE 30 THOUSAND OUT OF THOSE MONEYS AND THEN THIRTY THOUSAND FROM PARKS AND RECREATION IN ORDER TO FUND THE POSITION IS THAT WHAT I'M HEARING? OK, SO THAT SLIDE WOULD BE UNDER THE HOT FUNDS.

LET ME SEE LET ME GO FORWARD.

SO WHAT THAT IS, WE'VE GOT TWO FUNDING SOURCES, ONE IS THE HOT FUNDS.

AND SO THE REQUEST, THE ADDITIONAL REQUEST IS TO PULL FROM THE HOT FUNDS AN ADDITIONAL THIRTY THOUSAND THE TIF FUND ALREADY ACCOUNTS FOR AND FUNDS THIRTY THOUSAND TOWARDS PART TIME WHAT THE DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE USES FOR HELPING WITH SPECIAL PROJECTS MARKETING.

HELP US WITH VOLUNTEER PROGRAM.

SO IT'S ONLY A NET INCREASE OUT OF THE TIF FUND WITH FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS.

SO WE WOULD USE THAT ALREADY BUDGETED ALLOCATION, PLUS THE NEW REQUEST OF HOT FUNDS TO CREATE ONE FULL TIME POSITION THAT SERVICES BOTH DEPARTMENTS EQUALLY.

OK, THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

THANK YOU, ANDY.

YES SIR.

ALL RIGHT, ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR PARKS, RECREATION AND CULTURAL ARTS.

A LOT GOING ON.

I HAVE NO ONE ELSE IN THE QUEUE.

THANK YOU, ANDY.

THANK YOU, SIR.

AND EXCUSE ME, THAT WILL MOVE US TO LANDFILL.

EXCUSE ME, CHRIS.

[A15 Landfill]

YOU'RE MUTED, SIR.

THANK YOU.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? YES, SIR.

GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

COUNCIL, FOR YOUR TIME TODAY.

GO AHEAD AND MOVE THE SLIDES THERE.

I DON'T SEE THEM IF THEY ARE.

I THINK CARMA HAS SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO THEM.

WE'LL GIVE IT A SECOND.

THERE WE GO.

THANK YOU.

YOU CAN GO AHEAD TO THE SECOND SLIDE, PLEASE, THANK YOU, CARMA, AND TALK ABOUT THE FEE INCREASES FIRST.

OF COURSE, THE ONLY FEE INCREASE THAT WE ARE PROPOSING THIS YEAR IS TO THE VOLUME DISCOUNT RATE.

THAT IS THE RATE THAT WE EXTEND TO THE CUSTOMERS WHO GUARANTEE VERY LARGE VOLUMES.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THIRTY THOUSAND TO EIGHTY THOUSAND TONS PER YEAR.

AND WHEN THOSE CUSTOMERS ARE CURRENTLY RECEIVING A RATE OF AVERAGE OF ABOUT TWENTY THREE DOLLARS AND FIFTY FOUR CENTS PER TON, AND THAT'S AN AVERAGE BECAUSE EACH CUSTOMER HAS A DIFFERENT RATE BASED ON HOW MANY TIMES THEY'VE NEGOTIATED AND INDIVIDUAL NEGOTIATIONS.

SO WHAT WE'RE DOING IS WE'RE PROPOSING TO MOVE THAT TO TWENTY SIX DOLLARS PER TON AS A BASE RATE FOR EVERY CUSTOMER AND ALSO IMPLEMENT A SYSTEM WHERE WE HAVE VERY CLEARLY DEFINED TIERS.

SO WE'LL SAY, FOR EXAMPLE, AT TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND TONS PER YEAR, THERE WILL BE A DEFINED DISCOUNT AND WE'LL DEFINE THE TIERS AND DISCOUNTS TO CREATE A SYSTEM WHERE IT'S SORT OF LIKE WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET.

AND EVERY CUSTOMER THEN WILL HAVE A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD.

AND ALSO THE CITY WILL BE ABLE TO OPERATE FROM A VERY TRANSPARENT NEGOTIATING STANCE.

BY DOING THAT, WE WILL ALSO ALIGN THE FEES THAT WE'RE OFFERING TO BE MORE IN LINE WITH WHAT WE SEE AS A MARKET AVERAGE FOR OTHER LANDFILLS IN OUR REGION.

THROUGH THAT SYSTEM, WE ARE EXPECTING TO GENERATE FOR NEXT FISCAL YEAR ADDITIONAL REVENUE SOMEWHERE IN THE THREE HUNDRED TO THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY THOUSAND DOLLAR RANGE FOR THE FOR THE YEAR, AND THAT WILL BE BASED ON WHICH CUSTOMERS SELECT, WHICH TIERS WILL DEFINE

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EXACTLY HOW MUCH REVENUE, BUT IT'LL BE IN THE THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR RANGE.

WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

AND START WITH THE FUNDING REQUEST.

YOU ONLY HAVE TWO FUNDING REQUESTS THIS YEAR, THE FIRST ONE IS FOR ONE FULL TIME HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR AND THIS OPERATOR IS NECESSARY DUE TO THE FACT THAT WE'VE ADDED ONE NEW BULLDOZER TO OUR FLEET THAT HAS BEEN ORDERED AND WE ANTICIPATE RECEIVING IT SOMETIME IN THE NOVEMBER DECEMBER TIMEFRAME.

SO YOU NEED THIS OPERATOR TO OPERATE THAT PIECE OF EQUIPMENT.

THAT EQUIPMENT IS GOING TO BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF KEEPING UP WITH OUR INCOMING SOIL.

AS YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A DEFICIT OF SOIL ON SITE OVER ITS LIFETIME OF ABOUT SIX MILLION CUBIC YARDS.

AND ONE OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE IMPLEMENTED IS TO BRING SOIL IN FROM LOCAL JOB SITES TO CONTRACTORS.

AND SO THIS EQUIPMENT AND THIS OPERATOR ARE GOING TO BE USED TO KEEP UP WITH THAT SOIL.

BUT IT WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE TO US FOR GENERAL SITE MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES SUCH AS ROAD BUILDING AND DITCH BUILDING AND CHASING EROSION AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE THAT ARE ALWAYS OCCURRING ON THE SITE.

AND THEN FINALLY, WE'LL ALSO HAVE IT AVAILABLE FOR USE AS A BACKUP EQUIPMENT TO THE TRASH OPERATIONS SHOULD WE HAVE ANY MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WITH OUR FRONT LINE EQUIPMENT THERE? AND THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

OUR SECOND FUNDING REQUEST IS A VEHICLE REPLACEMENT.

IT'S AN F 350 CREW CAB PICKUP TRUCK.

IT'S A SERVICE VEHICLE.

SO THIS IS A VEHICLE WITH A FUEL TANK AND AN OIL TANK AND THAT CARRIES GREASE AND OTHER MATERIALS TO MAINTAIN HEAVY EQUIPMENT.

SOME OF THE HEAVY EQUIPMENT IS ON REMOTE PARTS OF OUR SITE, AND IT'S EASIER TO BRING THE FUEL AND GREASE TO THE EQUIPMENT THAN SOMETIMES TO BRING THE EQUIPMENT TO WHERE OUR FUELING STATION IS.

WITH CERTAIN EQUIPMENT THAT CAN TAKE UP TO AN HOUR TO MOVE FOR EXAMPLE, THE EXCAVATOR FROM WHERE IT OPERATES TO THE FUELING STATION.

SO THIS IS A VEHICLE THAT WE HAVE TO USE EVERY DAY.

THE ONE WE HAVE IS ALMOST 20 YEARS OLD.

AND WHAT'S HAPPENED IN THE PAST IS THE EQUIPMENT HAS COME TO THE LANDFILL ON A RETAIN BASIS.

IN OTHER WORDS, IT'S REACHED ITS END OF USEFUL LIFE SOMEWHERE ELSE AND COMES TO THE LANDFILL, BUT IT'S NOT ON THE REPLACEMENT SCHEDULE.

SO THAT'S HOW A VEHICLE ENDS UP BEING HERE FOR SO LONG.

AND THIS ONE TIME EXPENDITURE WILL CREATE NEW EQUIPMENT ON THE REPLACEMENT SCHEDULE AND SORT OF FIX THAT ISSUE FOR US.

THE NEXT SLIDE IS THE SUMMARY, WHICH YOU CAN SEE A TOTAL OF OUR FUNDING REQUEST THIS YEAR IS ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY TWO THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY THREE DOLLARS.

AND IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS, I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER THEM AT THIS TIME.

ALL RIGHT.

I HAVE NO ONE IN THE QUEUE.

THANK YOU, EVERYONE, FOR YOUR TIME.

HAVE A GREAT AFTERNOON.

THANKS, CHRIS.

AND NOW WE WILL MOVE TO SANITATION.

[A16 Sanitation]

URIEL, THERE YOU ARE.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MR. MAYOR, COUNCILMAN MR. BRADFORD.

MY NAME IS URIEL VILLALPANDO, AND I'LL BE GOING OVER THE SANITATION REQUEST FOR FISCAL YEAR 21 22.

CARMA CAN WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO OUR FIRST REQUEST IS FOR THREE FULL TIME SANITATION HELPERS.

THESE ARE NOT NEW POSITIONS.

THESE ARE EXISTING POSITIONS THAT WILL BE FILLED WITH TEMPORARY LABOR.

NOW, THE REASON WHY WE'RE REQUESTING THIS POSITION IS TO GO FULL TIME IS BECAUSE IF YOU RECALL FROM CHRIS' PRESENTATION, THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY IS HAVING PROBLEMS FILLING FULL TIME POSITIONS.

WELL, IT'S EVEN MORE DIFFICULT TO FILL TEMPORARY POSITIONS.

A LOT OF THESE APPLICANTS, THEY'RE LOOKING FOR FULL TIME BENEFITS.

AND SO IT WAS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT.

IT TOOK IT MADE AN IMPACT ON THE OPERATION AND IT INCREASED OVERTIME.

AND MANY TIMES IT DELAYED THE COLLECTIONS IN THE BRUSH AND BULKY DIVISION.

SO THE TOTAL COST FOR THIS REQUEST IS ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

HOWEVER, IF COUNCIL APPROVES, ABOUT NINETY THOUSAND DOLLARS OF THAT WILL COME FROM THE TEMPORARY SALARIES FUND THAT WE HAVE ALLOCATED FOR THE DEPARTMENT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE RESIDENTIAL OPERATIONS AIDE POSITION IS VERY SIMILAR TO THE LAST REQUEST.

THIS IS NOT A NEW POSITION.

THIS IS AN EXISTING POSITION THAT HAS BEEN FILLED BY TEMPORARY LABOR.

ONCE AGAIN, THE PROBLEM HERE IS, JUST THE INCONSISTENCY WITH TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES OR

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TEMPORARY LABOR, THE FACT THAT MANY TIMES WE HAD EMPLOYEES COME IN FOR HALF A DAY, THEY GO TO LUNCH AND THEY JUST NEVER COME BACK.

OTHER TIMES WE HAD EMPLOYEES THAT WE TRAINED THEM AND THEY BECAME VERY PROFICIENT THAT WERE WITH US FOR THREE, FOUR OR FIVE MONTHS.

AND THEN THEY FOUND THAT FULL TIME JOB SOMEWHERE ELSE AND THEY LEFT.

SO THIS IS AN ESSENTIAL POSITION.

A SERVICE IS ABOUT SEVEN THOUSAND SERVICE ORDERS PER YEAR AND WHAT THIS PERSON DOES IS ALL THE RECALLS, ALTHOUGH ALL THE SERVICE REQUESTS FOR REPLACING CONTAINERS, BROKEN CONTAINERS, WHEELS, ADDING ADDITIONAL CONTAINERS.

SO BASICALLY, THIS IS THE PERSON THAT'S OUT IN THE RESIDENTIAL AREAS ENSURING THAT OUR CITIZENS HAVE EVERYTHING THAT THEY NEED AS FAR AS THE GREEN OR THE BLUE CONTAINERS.

THE TOTAL AMOUNT FOR THIS REQUEST IS FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

HOWEVER, ONCE AGAIN, IF COUNCIL APPROVES ABOUT THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS OF THAT WILL BE REALLOCATED FROM THE TEMPORARY SALARIES FUND.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WE'RE ALSO REQUESTING FUNDING FOR A TRANSFER STATION PERMIT AMENDMENT OUR CURRENT TONNAGE LIMIT TO BE PROCESSED AT THE TRANSFER STATION IS 223 TONS PER DAY.

RIGHT NOW, WE'RE AVERAGING A LITTLE OVER 500 TONS A DAY.

AND IF YOU GUYS RECALL BACK IN FEBRUARY WHEN THE CITY SHUT DOWN FOR DUE TO THE WEATHER OUR FIRST DAY BACK IN THE OFFICE, WE PROCESSED 973 TONS, ALMOST FIVE TIMES OVER FOR TCEQ LIMIT.

SO THIS IS A NECESSITY.

WITHOUT THIS PERMIT AMENDMENT, WE WOULD HAVE TO BASICALLY REROUTE SOME OF THE TRUCKS DIRECTLY TO THE LANDFILL, AND THAT WOULD HAVE AN IMPACT IN FIELD OPERATIONS.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I WANT TO MENTION IS THE TOTAL COST FOR THIS AMENDMENT IS ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

HOWEVER, I'M GOING TO USE SEVENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM OPERATIONS, SO I'M ONLY ASKING FOR FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WE'RE ALSO SEEKING FUNDING FOR THE PURCHASE OF SEVEN SCALE'S FOR TRANSFER TRUCKS, THEY CURRENTLY DON'T HAVE ANY SCALES.

SO WHEN THE DRIVERS ARE PACKING THESE VEHICLES, THEY DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH WHAT THE TONNAGE IS THAT THEY'RE PUTTING ON.

SO SOME OF THE PROBLEMS THAT WE HAVE SEEN IN TALKING WITH TERRY IN THE FLEET DEPARTMENT IS THAT SOMETIMES WE OVER-PACK THESE VEHICLES AND THAT LEADS TO SUSPENSION PROBLEMS, WHICH YOU END UP WITH A VEHICLE OUT OF SERVICE FOR TWO TO THREE MONTHS.

SO HAVING THESE SCALES ON THE TRUCKS WILL ALLOW US TO PREVENT THAT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO QUICK SUMMARY, WE'RE ASKING FOR THREE FULL TIME SANITATION HELPERS, ONE RESIDENTIAL OPERATIONS AID FUNDING FOR THE PERMIT AMENDMENT FOR THE TRANSFER STATION AND FOR SEVEN SCALES FOR OUR TRANSFER VEHICLES.

THAT'S A TOTAL OF JUST UNDER ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

ANOTHER THING THAT WE'RE PROPOSING TO COUNCIL IS WE ARE PROPOSING A RESIDENTIAL FEE INCREASE, AS WELL AS A COMMERCIAL FEE INCREASE.

OUR CURRENT FEE IS 20 DOLLARS AND 58 CENTS.

WE'RE PROPOSING A ONE DOLLAR INCREASE FOR A NEW PROPOSED FEE OF $21.58.

IF COUNCIL APPROVES, THIS WILL GENERATE APPROXIMATELY SEVEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR.

FOR THE COMMERCIAL FEE INCREASE WE ARE PROPOSING A FIVE PERCENT FEE INCREASE AND THAT WILL GENERATE JUST UNDER TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS PER YEAR IN NEW REVENUE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO, COUNCIL, THIS IS A SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISON SO THAT YOU CAN SEE WHAT OTHER CITIES ARE PAYING FOR THEIR MONTHLY SANITATION RATES.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE GREEN IS THE AVERAGE, WHICH IS TWENTY TWO DOLLARS AND FIFTY EIGHT CENTS.

WITH THE PROPOSED FEE INCREASE OF ONE DOLLAR, GARLAND WILL STILL BE ONE DOLLAR BELOW THE AVERAGE OF WHAT ALL THE OTHER CITIES ARE PAYING.

NOW, THIS IS A LITTLE MISLEADING, AND I WILL TELL YOU WHY.

SOME OF THE CITIES THAT YOU SEE HERE, THEY'RE NOT PROVIDING THE SAME LEVEL OF SERVICE THAT THE CITY OF GARLAND IS PROVIDING.

AS YOU KNOW, ESPECIALLY THE BRUSH AND BULK DIVISION WE COLLECT ONCE A WEEK.

[INAUDIBLE].

THE CITIES COLLECT ONLY ONCE A MONTH.

SOME OF THE CITIES ARE PAYING LESS THAN GARLAND.

THEY DON'T HAVE THE POLY CARDS THAT WE GIVE TO THE CITIZENS.

THE CITIZENS ACTUALLY HAVE TO PURCHASE THEIR OWN BAGS.

SO THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL COST THAT IS NOT REFLECTED IN THESE FEES.

AND I DO WANT TO MENTION COUNCIL THAT JUST BECAUSE GARLAND IS BELOW THE AVERAGE AS FAR AS THE COST, IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT WE'RE BELOW THE AVERAGE WHEN IT COMES TO SERVICE.

IF YOU JUST LOOK AT THE LAST THREE YEARS, FOR EXAMPLE, IN 2019, WE HAD THE TORNADO

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THAT CAME THROUGH WEST GARLAND AND YOU KNOW THE DEPARTMENT WAS ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF PICK UP ALL THE DEBRIS WITHOUT ANY DISRUPTION TO OPERATIONS THAT WERE NO DELAYS IN COLLECTIONS.

LAST YEAR WE HAVE COVID AT ONE POINT, ALMOST A QUARTER OF THE DRIVERS WERE OUT FOR DIFFERENT REASONS.

THERE WAS AN INCREASE IN TONNAGE.

BUT ONCE AGAIN, WE SHIFTED SOME THINGS AROUND AND IT DIDN'T TAKE AN IMPACT ON COLLECTIONS AND WE WERE ABLE TO MAKE IT THROUGH THAT.

AND MOST RECENTLY, EARLIER THIS YEAR, WITH THE SNOWSTORM, YOU KNOW, WE WERE SHUT DOWN FOR A WHOLE WEEK AND MANY OF THE CITIES THEY'RE STILL TRYING TO CATCH UP.

AND THE CITY OF GARLAND NEVER FELL BEHIND.

SO ALL OF THAT IS BECAUSE OF ALL THE RESOURCES THAT COUNCIL HAS ALLOCATED TO THE DEPARTMENT.

SO I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THAT, BECAUSE WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT, WE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO DO THE THINGS THAT I JUST MENTIONED.

SO WITH THAT, I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

YEAH, THAT RATE BY CITY CHARGES.

THERE'S A LOT MORE THAT COULD BE ADDED TO THAT GRAPH AS FAR AS YOU KNOW.

YES, OUR COSTS ARE, YOU KNOW, BELOW THE AVERAGE, BUT OUR SERVICES ARE ABOUT A HUNDRED TIMES ABOVE THE AVERAGE SO.

[LAUGHTER] YES, SIR.

I GOT A QUESTION FOR YOU HERE FROM COUNCIL MEMBER VERA.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

WHAT ABOUT THE TRANSFER STATION ARE YOU GOING TO KEEP IT CLOSED SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS SIR ON THE WEEKENDS OR WHAT.

YES, AT THIS POINT, WE DO NOT HAVE A DEMAND TO KEEP THE TRANSFER STATION OPEN.

WE WOULD NEED AT LEAST TWO TO THREE EMPLOYEES JUST TO PROCESS ANYTHING THAT COMES IN TO THE TRANSFER STATION IN ADDITION TO ANOTHER SCALE ATTENDANT.

SO WE'RE JUST NOT SEEING THE VOLUME THAT WOULD JUSTIFY OPENING UP THE TRANSFER STATION ON THE WEEKENDS.

I DO WANT TO MENTION, THOUGH, WE DO HAVE THE RECYCLING CENTER OPEN FROM 8:00 TO 3:00 ON SATURDAYS.

RECYCLE.

WHERE IS IT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT RECYCLE.

THE RECYCLING CENTER IS HERE AT THE TRANSFER STATION, SIR.

SO FOR ANY CITIZENS THAT HAVE ADDITIONAL RECYCLING MATERIALS, THEY CAN COME IN ON SATURDAYS BETWEEN 8:00 IN THE MORNING AND THREE P.M..

OH.

OK, THANK YOU URIEL.

YOU'RE WELCOME, SIR.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THANK YOU, SIR.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ON SANITATION? FORMERLY KNOWN AS ENVIRONMENTAL WASTE.

ALL RIGHT.

I DON'T THINK WE HAVE ANYTHING ELSE FOR YOU URIEL.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU SIR.

AND THAT WILL MOVE US TO WASTE WATER AND WATER.

[A17 Wastewater and Water]

WES.

I THOUGHT I SAW YOU POP UP THERE SOMEWHERE.

GO AHEAD, SIR.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL, FOR HAVING ME THIS AFTERNOON.

I'LL GO OVER THE FUNDING REQUEST FOR WATER UTILITIES, WASTEWATER COLLECTION, WASTEWATER TREATMENT, AND ALSO I GOT CHRIS ECKERT, WHO'S OUR RATE ANALYST CONSULTANT.

HERE WE HAVE A COUPLE OF SLIDES AT THE VERY END TO TALK ABOUT OUR RATES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO WE'LL START WITH WATER.

FIRST REQUEST THERE IS FOR UTILIS, SATELLITE BASED LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM.

SO LAST YEAR, COUNCIL, WE HAD A THIRD PARTY CONDUCT A WATER LOST AUDIT, AND OUR CURRENT 12 MONTH ROLLING AVERAGE HAS ROLLED UP TO 17.6 PERCENT.

WE'D LIKE TO KEEP THAT AT OR BELOW OUR ORDINANCE AT 12 PERCENT.

SO THERE WERE THREE IDENTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THIS AUDIT.

OF COURSE, THE FIRST ONE TO DETERMINE THE SOURCE OF THE LEAKS, DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PROACTIVE LEAK DETECTION AND CONTROL PROGRAM AND THEN ENHANCE METER TESTING PROGRAM.

SO WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS CONTRACT WITH THE SATELLITE BASED LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM.

WHAT THEY DO IS THEY PROVIDE SATELLITE IMAGERY OF ALL OF GARLAND.

AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE PICTURE ON THE MAP DOWN THERE, THEY GIVE US CERTAIN AREAS TO LOOK FOR THAT ARE POTENTIAL LEAKS.

SO WE'LL GO OUT WITH OUR CREWS AND TRY TO FIND THOSE LEAKS AND SEE DETERMINE IF IT'S ON OUR SIDE.

IF IT'S ON THE CUSTOMER SIDE.

IF IT'S ON THE CUSTOMER SIDE, WE WILL NOTIFY THE CUSTOMER, LET THEM KNOW THAT THERE'S [INAUDIBLE] POTENTIAL THERE.

AND SO THIS REQUEST WE WILL DO THIS FOR PROBABLY AT THE FALL OF THIS YEAR AND PROBABLY ALSO NEXT YEAR TOO AT SOME POINT.

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NEXT SLIDE.

ENHANCED METER TESTING.

THIS WAS ALSO RECOMMENDED BY THE WATER LOSS AUDIT.

WE CURRENTLY BUDGET SIXTY THOUSAND FOR TEST THREE INCH AND LARGER METERS EVERY YEAR.

WHAT WE WANT TO DO NOW IS ENHANCE THAT METER TESTING TO INCLUDE THE TWO INCH METERS.

WE WILL TEST ONE THIRD OF THOSE EVERY YEAR, WHICH IS ABOUT EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTY ADDITIONAL METERS PER YEAR.

AND CURRENTLY WE'VE GOT TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND THIRTY TWO INCH WATER METERS CURRENTLY IN THE SYSTEM.

NEXT SLIDE.

WITH THAT COUNCIL, WE'RE REQUESTING TWO POSITIONS, ONE FOR METERING, DATA FOR DISTRIBUTION AND WHAT WE'LL DO WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS CREATE A LEAK DETECTION TEAM TO GO OUT WHEN WE DO THE SOFTWARE TO GO OUT AND ACTUALLY LOOK AT THESE LEAKS SO WE CAN BETTER ASSESS WHERE THESE LEAKS ARE.

ALSO, WE USE THESE NEW POSITIONS FOR MAINTENANCE OF OVER THE EIGHTY THOUSAND VALVES THAT WE HAVE AND EIGHT THOUSAND FIRE HYDRANTS.

NEXT SLIDE.

WE'RE ALSO REQUESTING A SCADA ANALYST.

THIS IS GOING TO BE SHARED WITH OUR WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY.

AND THIS PERSON IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DEVELOPING, MAINTAINING THE SUPERVISORY CONTROL AND DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS, IN SCADA.

AND COUNCIL YOU SEE THERE'S A PICTURE THERE THAT'S THAT'S KIND OF A CONTROL SYSTEM THAT WE USE.

IT'S AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM WHERE WE USE THAT TO OPEN AND CLOSE VALVES, CHECK THE WATER PRESSURE, CHECK THE SYSTEMS AS FAR AS OUR TANK LEVELS, ALSO FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND TEST THEIR LEVELS AS WELL.

SO THIS PERSON WOULD PERFORM SOFTWARE SUPPORT REPORT DEVELOPMENT, FIRST-LINE TROUBLESHOOTING.

WE'VE GOT A LOT OF HMI PROGRAMING THAT GOES INTO THOSE SYSTEMS. AND SO THIS WOULD HELP REDUCE OUR RELIANCE ON OUTSIDE CONSULTANTS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE PLOTTER.

WE'VE GOT A 10 YEAR OLD PLOTTER REPLACEMENT PARTS ARE UNAVAILABLE.

WE USE THIS TO PRINT AS-BUILTS LARGE MAPS FOR FIELD CREWS TO WORK.

AND IT HAS APPROVED THIS REQUEST.

A NEW VAC TRAILER.

THIS IS USED FOR THE REMOVAL OF DEBRIS FROM VALVE STACKS.

WE'LL USE THAT BY VALVE AND FIRE HYDRANT MAINTENANCE CREWS AND MAINLY IN THE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM.

NEXT SLIDE.

DUMP TRUCK UPGRADE.

WE CURRENTLY HAVE A SIX YARD DUMP TRUCK.

WE WANT TO INCREASE THAT TO A 12 YARD, HELPS REDUCE DOWNTIME WHEN WE ARE MOVING DIRT IF WE HAVE A LEAK AND WE'VE GOT AN EXCESS OF DIRT TO BE HAULED OFF, IT JUST INCREASES THOSE EFFICIENCIES.

THREE QUARTER TON UPGRADE TO A FOUR WHEEL DRIVE.

WE HAVE STILL QUITE A FEW PLACES AROUND GARLAND THAT REQUIRE FOUR WHEEL DRIVE ACCESS.

SO WE JUST WANT TO UPGRADE THIS TRUCK TO A FOUR WHEEL DRIVE.

NEXT SLIDE.

NEW SKID STEER WITH JACK HAMMER, THIS IS USED BY OUR DISTRIBUTION DIVISION TO BREAK OUT OR REMOVE CONCRETE ON MAJOR THOROUGHFARES.

WE HAVE ONE IN OUR [INAUDIBLE] REPAIR DIVISION, BUT WE WANT TO GET ONE [INAUDIBLE] ON THE WATER SIDE SO WE CAN STOP SOME OF THE DELAYS.

WE'RE TRYING TO WORK ON THE JOB ON THE WATER [INAUDIBLE] VICE VERSA.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

A NEW EXCAVATOR AND TRAILER, THIS IS USED TO REPAIR WATER LEAKS THAT ARE DEEPER THAN THE STANDARD DEPTH.

USUALLY THE DEPTH WE WORK WITH IS THREE TO MAYBE SIX FEET.

A LOT OF TIMES WE HAVE QUITE A FEW LINES THAT ARE 10 FEET, 15, 20 FEET.

AND SO WE NEED TO GET THAT HEAVIER, DEEPER EQUIPMENT IN THERE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

A NEW MINI EXCAVATOR.

THIS IS USED BY OUR WATER SYSTEM CREWS TO REPAIR WATER LEAKS LIMITED IN WORK AREAS BY EASEMENT ENCROACHMENTS.

AGAIN, WE HAVE ONE OF THESE IN SEWER REPAIR, BUT WE'RE GOING TO GET ONE ON THE WATER UTILITY SIDE TO INCREASE EFFICIENCIES ON THAT SIDE AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE.

SUMMARY OF WATER FUNDING REQUESTS THE ONGOING REQUESTS A LITTLE OVER FOUR HUNDRED AND FORTY SEVEN THOUSAND.

ONE TIME REQUESTS.

SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTY THREE THOUSAND.

AND OUR TOTAL IS A LITTLE OVER ONE POINT ONE MILLION.

NEXT SLIDE.

WE'LL GO INTO WASTEWATER COLLECTION.

TEXAS 811.

WE USE TEXAS 811 THEY CHARGE US A UTILITY.

WE HAVE TO GO OUT AND LOCATE UTILITIES BEFORE WE DIG, THAT'S JUST A REQUIREMENT.

AND THEY CHARGE US FOR EVERY LOCATE TICKET THAT WE USE.

SO WE'RE REQUESTING YEARLY FUNDS TO COVER THAT COST CHARGE BY TEXAS 811.

WE'RE ALSO ASKING FOR A UTILITY OPERATOR, A SEWER REPAIR, AGAIN, [INAUDIBLE]

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FOR RATE, REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE WITH ADDITIONAL LINES AGING INFRASTRUCTURE.

WE GOT A LOT OF SEWER REPAIR GOING ON.

WE HAVE QUITE A FEW LINES AND MANHOLES AND CREEKS THAT WE WANT TO TACKLE THIS YEAR.

SO WE'RE GOING TO HIRE A NEW INDIVIDUAL TO HELP OUT IN THAT ASPECT OF THE SEWER REPARI.

NEXT SLIDE.

LIFT STATION CAMERA SYSTEM CURRENTLY WE HAVE SEVEN LIFT STATIONS THAT ARE UNMANNED AND AS PART OF OUR AMERICAN WATER INFRASTRUCTURE ACT THAT WAS ONE OF THE GUIDELINES TO ADD PHYSICAL SECURITY.

SO WE WANT TO ADD CAMERAS AT EACH OF OUR LIFT STATIONS AROUND THE CITY.

NEXT SLIDE.

ALSO, WASTE WATER COLLECTION THREE QUARTER TON UPGRADE TO A 1 TON WITH CRANE.

A LOT OF OUR CREWS GO OUT AND DO INSPECTIONS ON SITE.

THEN THEY HAVE TO GO BACK AND GET THE TRUCK OR GET THE CRANE.

SO WE WANT TO UPGRADE THIS WITH A CRANE.

SO WHEN WE SEND THE CREWS OUT, THEY CAN MAKE SPOT REPAIRS RIGHT ON SITE WITHOUT HAVING TO GO BACK AND FORTH AND FIND THE CORRECT EQUIPMENT.

THE BOTTOM ONE THERE IS A THREE QUARTER TON UPGRADE TO A 1 TON.

THE THREE QUARTER TONS JUST REALLY WEAR OUT THE SUSPENSION ISN'T GREAT.

WE MOVE A LOT OF HEAVY EQUIPMENT, A LOT OF MOTORS AND PUMPS, AND THIS WILL HELP NOT WEAR OUT THAT VEHICLE SUCH AS LONG.

NEXT SLIDE.

CAMERA SYSTEM, WE'RE REQUESTING A PORTABLE CAMERA SYSTEM WITH PAN AND TILT CAPABILITIES AND WE USE THESE CAMERAS TO TELEVISE SEWER MAINS.

THIS IS PART OF OUR SANITARY SEWER OVERFLOW INITIATIVE AGREEMENT WITH TCEQ.

WE'RE REQUIRED TO TELEVISE AND CLEAN A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF LINES EVERY YEAR FOR THAT PROGRAM.

SO THIS ADDITIONAL CAMERA WILL HELP US IDENTIFY THOSE BREAKS OR POTENTIAL BREAKS BEFORE THEY HAPPEN IN THE SEWER LINES.

NEXT SLIDE.

A NEW UTILITY TERRAIN VEHICLE, AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, WE GOT QUITE A FEW SEWER MAINS IN CREEKS, STILL SOME IN UNDEVELOPED AREAS.

A LOT OF THESE, IF WE CAN'T GET THE FOUR WHEEL DRIVE TRUCK IN THERE, WE NEED A SMALLER LITTLE UNIT TO GO IN THERE AND GET EQUIPMENT DOWN INTO THERE.

A LOT OF MANHOLES IN THOSE CREEKS AS WELL.

SO WE CAN CARRY EQUIPMENT ON THESE LITTLE UTVS AND GET IT DOWN IN THE CREEKS AND MAKE THE REPAIR.

NEXT SLIDE.

A NEW JET TRUCK.

WE WANT TO GET A NEW DEDICATED JET TRUCK FROM THE WASTEWATER CAMERA VAN.

IT ALLOWS THE CREWS TO CONTINUE THE NORMAL ROUTINE MAINTENANCE.

AGAIN, AS I MENTIONED, CLEANING AND TELEVISING IS REQUIRED BY THE SSO AGREEMENT WITH THE TCEQ.

SO THIS PARTICULAR TRUCK WILL FOLLOW THAT VAN WITH CLEAN LINES PRIOR TO THE CAMERA.

AND IF THE CAMERA GETS STUCK AND THERE'S DEBRIS IN THERE TO CLEAN IT OUT IMMEDIATELY AND PROCEED WITH THE TELEVISING.

NEXT SLIDE.

SUMMARY FOR WASTEWATER COLLECTION, THE ONGOING COST IS ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY TWO THOUSAND.

ONE TIME, FOUR HUNDRED AND TEN THOUSAND, AND THE TOTAL FOR COLLECTION IS FIVE HUNDRED THIRTY TWO THOUSAND.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND FINALLY, WASTEWATER TREATMENT.

WE HAVE CARBON MEDIA AT OUR ROWLETT CREEK TREATMENT PLANT AND YOU CAN SEE THE PICTURES.

THESE ARE THE VESSELS THAT KEEPS THE CARBON IN THERE.

THIS CARBON USUALLY IT LASTS ON AVERAGE THREE OR FOUR YEARS, DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH HYDROGEN SULFIDE IT TAKES OUT.

BUT IT'S AGAIN, FOR THE ODOR CONTROL FOR OUR SOLIDS HANDLING CENTRIFUGES AND THE ROTARY DRUM THICKENER BUILDINGS.

NEXT SLIDE.

SEWER BASIN OF THE POPULATION AND FLOW STUDY.

IN OUR MARCH 2016 MASTER PLAN ONE OF THE RECOMMENDATION IS THAT THE PLAN BE UPDATED EVERY FIVE YEARS TO ACCOUNT FOR CHANGES IN WASTEWATER FLOW AND POPULATION.

SO THAT'S THE FIRST STAGE BEFORE WE GO OUT AND DO FULLY DEVELOPED MASTER PLAN IS TO CHECK THE SEWER BASIN FLOWS AND.

OOPS I GUESS THAT MEANS I'M DONE.

I'M BACK.

[LAUGHTER] SO WE WANT TO DEVELOP THE UPDATED SEWER BASIN POPULATION AND FLOW ANALYSIS, AS YOU KNOW, COUNCIL OUR WASTEWATER TREATMENT, WE TREAT ALL OF THE CITY OF ROWLETT, ALL OF THE CITY OF SACHSE THERE'S QUITE A FEW POPULATION GROWTH THAT WE'RE SEEING.

SO WE WANT TO GET AHEAD OF THE CURVE ON THAT, MAKE SURE WHERE OUR FLOWS ARE GOING AND ABOUT WHEN WE REACH THAT SEVENTY FIVE PERCENT TREATMENT CAPACITY, WHICH ONCE YOU REACH THAT 75 PERCENT, THE TCEQ REQUIRES YOU TO START PLANNING FOR AN EXPANSION

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AND RETREATMENT PLANT.

SO WE WANT TO GET AHEAD OF THAT, SEE WHERE WE ARE, BEFORE IT GETS TOO FAR DOWN THE ROAD.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

ELECTRICAL AND INSTRUMENTATION TECHNICIANS.

OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS, WE'VE HAD QUITE A FEW PROJECTS THAT BIOSOLIDS AND ODOR CONTROL FILTRATION UPGRADES ACTIVATED SLUDGE BASINS.

AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO HAVE NEWER PROJECTS.

WE ALSO HAVE AUTOMATED DEVICES THAT WE PUT IN OUR BASINS TO CHECK FOR AMMONIUM NITRATES, NITRITES, DISSOLVED OXYGEN.

ALL THAT IS ON AN AUTOMATED BASIS AND THAT'S HOOKED INTO OUR SCADA PROGRAMMING SYSTEM.

AND AS I MENTIONED PRIOR TO THIS, THE SCADA SYSTEM IS REALLY THE AUTOMATION THAT CONTROL THE CRUX OF OUR SYSTEM, THAT CONTROLS BASICALLY EVERYTHING FROM THE VALVES, THE MOTORS, THE PUMPING.

AND THIS WOULD ALSO THIS TECHNICIAN WOULD WORK ON THOSE SYSTEMS, KEEP ALL THE INSTRUMENTATION WORKING, AND FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE, IT'S ALL GOING AUTOMATED.

SO WE NEED TO GET AHEAD OF THE CURVE ON THAT AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

FOR THE LABORATORY.

WE'RE REQUESTING NEW GAS CHROMATOGRAPH MASS SPECTROMETER.

THIS IS A REPLACEMENT OF ONE THAT WE HAVE SINCE NOVEMBER OF 2011.

THE SENSITIVITY IS 10 TIMES GREATER THAN THE 5975S.

I KNOW WHEN I STARTED IN THE LAB, WE COULD BARELY SEE PART PER MILLION LEVELS AND NOW THESE NEW ONES CAN SEE PART PER TRILLION LEVELS.

SO THIS IS TO HELP US MEET THE NEW MINIMUM ANALYTICAL LEVELS AS REQUIRED BY THE TEXAS SURFACE WATER QUALITY STANDARDS.

SO SUMMARY OF TREATMENT OUR ONGOING COSTS, SEVENTY NINE THOUSAND ONE TIME COSTS TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND.

AND THE TOTAL IS THREE HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN THOUSAND.

AND NEXT SLIDE.

AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, I'VE GOT CHRIS ECKERT ON THE LINE TO TALK ABOUT OUR RATES.

I MENTIONED BEFORE, THERE WILL BE NO WATER INCREASE IN 21 22 AND A TWO PERCENT INCREASE FOR SEWER IN 21 22.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND COUNCIL, I CAN TAKE QUESTIONS OR IF WANT CHRIS TO JUMP ON AND TALK ABOUT THE RATES HE'S GOT THREE SLIDES.

AND THEN WE CAN GO FROM THERE.

OKAY MAYOR PRO TEM HEDRICK.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

THANK YOU WES FOR THAT.

I HAD A QUESTION ABOUT THE CARBON MEDIA REPLACEMENT.

YOU SAID THAT TYPICALLY IS REPLACED HOW OFTEN? I THINK THREE YEARS IS WHAT YOU SAID.

ABOUT THREE OR FOUR YEARS.

CORRECT.

OKAY.

IS THAT THE BEST SYSTEM TO USE IN THAT APPLICATION? THERE ARE OTHER SYSTEMS THAT NEED TO REPLACE LESS FREQUENTLY ON THE MEDIA THAT NEEDS TO BE REPLACED OR LESS EXPENSIVE OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

WELL, WHAT WE HAVE OUT THERE NOW, THESE TWO PARTICULAR CARBON VESSELS ARE CONNECTED TO OUR CENTRIFUGE BUILDING AND THEN ALSO WHERE THE ROTARY DRUMS ARE.

WE ACTUALLY HAVE BIO-TRICKLING FILTERS THAT WE USE AS A FIRST RATE PROCESS.

THIS IS ACTUALLY KIND OF A POLISHING STEP, BUT THESE ACTUAL CARBONS DO THEY ARE SPECIFIC FOR THOSE PARTICULAR BUILDINGS.

SO WHEN WE PUT THIS TOGETHER AT THE TIME, THAT WAS THE BEST AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGY THAT WE HAD.

SO, YOU KNOW, AND IT DEPENDS ON USED TO IF THERE'S A LOT OF [INAUDIBLE] COMING OUT OF THERE, OF COURSE, IT'LL GET USED A LITTLE MORE THAN ANTICIPATED.

BUT RIGHT NOW, THAT'S ABOUT PAR FOR WHAT WE'RE SEEING ABOUT EVERY THREE OR FOUR YEARS.

OKAY.

AND HOW OLD WERE THOSE UNITS YOU SAID WHEN IT WAS ORIGINALLY PUT IN AND HOW LONG AGO WAS THAT? THOSE THINGS WERE PUT IN.

I BELIEVE IT WAS IN 2018.

2017 - 2018.

OKAY.

FIVE OR SIX YEARS OLD THEN.

YES.

WE'LL TRY TO GET AS MUCH AS WE CAN OUT OF THEM, BUT I DON'T WANT TO SACRIFICE ODORS.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S ALL THE QUESTION I HAD THANK YOU MR. MAYOR.

THANK YOU SIR.

COUNCIL MEMBER BASS.

THANK YOU MAYOR.

[INAUDIBLE] SO GOING BACK NEAR THE BEGINNING WHEN YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT THE WATER LOSS.

YES SIR.

AND WE ARE NOT WITHIN RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES, I THINK IT SAID WE'RE RECOMMENDING THEM TO BE AT 12 AND WE ARE AT 17.

IF WHEN THE NEW SATELLITE DETECTION EQUIPMENT WHAT WOULD THE PROJECTED PERCENTAGE [INAUDIBLE] WATER LOSS AND WHAT IS THAT FISCALLY? WHAT IS THAT AS FAR AS DOLLAR FIGURES GO TO THE SAVINGS TO THE CITY BY REDUCING THAT.

RIGHT, SO THE PROJECTIONS ON THAT, AS FAR AS YOU KNOW, RIGHT NOW, IT'S AT 17

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PERCENT, SO YOU CAN BACK CALCULATE I MEAN, IT'S QUITE A HIGH NUMBER AS FAR AS THE LOSS IN TERMS OF DOLLARS, WE'RE PROBABLY TALKING HUNDREDS, THOUSANDS TO MILLIONS.

YOU KNOW, IT JUST DEPENDS ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES.

AND THIS IS A 12 MONTH ROLLING AVERAGE.

SO IT VARIES SOME.

BUT WE WANT THAT NUMBER TO GET BELOW 12 PERCENT.

I MEAN, I THINK THE AVERAGE I THINK TCEQ IS LIKE BETWEEN 9 AND 12 PERCENT, BUT OUR ORDINANCE IS LESS THAN 12 PERCENT.

SO IF WE CAN SHAVE THAT OFF, WE'RE LOOKING PROBABLY I'D LIKE TO GET IT BELOW 10 PERCENT IF WE COULD.

THAT'S THE GOAL.

AND THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS.

IF WE WENT FROM 17 TO 10.

WHAT WOULD THE SAVINGS ESTIMATED SAVINGS BE [INAUDIBLE].

WHAT IS THE SAVINGS ON THAT WOULD PROBABLY BE LET ME CHECK HERE .

YOU DIDN'T KNOW THIS WAS GOING TO BE [INAUDIBLE] THAT'S ALL.

OH, NO THAT'S FINE.

I'VE GOT IT HERE THIS IS OFF THE REPORT.

YOU KNOW, A FIVE PERCENT REDUCTION WOULD SAVE US TWO HUNDRED THIRTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS.

COOL.

A 10 PERCENT REDUCTION ABOUT FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY SIX.

OK, COOL.

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

OK, NO MORE QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU MAYOR.

THANK YOU, SIR.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS UNDER THIS TOPIC? I SEE NONE.

WES THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND CHRIS, THANK YOU FOR BEING AVAILABLE.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT WILL BRING US TO OUR LAST PRESENTATION FOR NO.

MAYBE NOT.

MAYOR.

I HAD CHRIS ON JUST TO TALK ABOUT THE WASTEWATER RATES.

YES, SORRY IF WE CAN COMMIT, BUT DEATH BY POWERPOINT, WE CERTAINLY WANT TO DO THAT.

AGAIN MAYOR COUNCIL CHRIS ECKERT WITH NEWGEN.

PLEASURE TO BE WITH YOU.

WE'LL GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

JUST A COUPLE OF QUICK POINTS ON THE RATES.

AS WES SAID AGAIN, NO WATER RATE INCREASE RECOMMENDED FOR THIS YEAR.

AS WE LOOK OUT INTO THE FUTURE, WE ARE ESTIMATING THERE WILL BE INCREASES IN THE FUTURE.

RIGHT NOW, WE'RE ESTIMATING THOSE TO BE ABOUT THREE POINT NINE PERCENT ANNUALLY, GOING OUT THROUGH 2026.

BUT I WANT TO BE VERY CAUTIOUS WHEN I THROW THAT NUMBER OUT.

THERE ARE A LOT OF UNKNOWNS, PARTICULARLY HOW THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH NORTH TEXAS REGARDING THEIR RATES IS GOING TO PLAY OUT.

SO WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO MONITOR THAT.

HOPEFULLY THAT NUMBER WILL COME DOWN AS WE HEAD INTO THE FUTURE AGAIN.

HOPEFULLY THAT'S A WORST CASE SCENARIO.

BUT AGAIN, KEY TAKEAWAY, NO WATER RATE INCREASE RECOMMENDED FOR THIS NEXT YEAR.

ON THE NEXT SLIDE, SPECIFIC TO WASTEWATER, WES MENTIONED A TWO PERCENT INCREASE.

WHAT THIS TRANSLATES TO IS A ONE DOLLAR INCREASE IN THE BASE RATE.

THIS WOULD BE FOR ALL CUSTOMERS EXCEPT DEPARTMENTS.

YOU'LL RECALL SEVERAL YEARS AGO WE WENT THROUGH A FULL COST OF SERVICE STUDY, ESTABLISHED COST OF SERVICE DIFFERENTIALS BETWEEN CLASSES TO MAINTAIN THOSE DIFFERENTIALS.

THAT ONE DOLLAR INCREASE FOR OTHER CLASSES ONLY TRANSLATES TO ABOUT AN 84 CENT BASE RATE INCREASE FOR YOUR MULTIFAMILY, FOR YOUR APARTMENTS.

SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022.

WE HAVE PUT THAT INCREASE ON THE BASE CHARGE OR THE FIXED SIDE OF THE BILL.

WHEN WE LOOKED COMPARATIVELY WITHIN THE REGION, YOU WERE THE SECOND LOWEST BASE WASTEWATER BILL.

THE ONLY CITY THAT WAS LOWER WAS RICHARDSON.

SO WE FELT THAT JUST IN TERMS OF REVENUE STABILITY, IT MADE SENSE TO INCREASE THAT COMPONENT OF THE RATE.

SO, AGAIN, FOR 2022 A ONE DOLLAR INCREASE IN THE BASE CHARGE, THAT'S A ONE DOLLAR INCREASE IN THE MONTHLY BILL.

SO WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE ON THE NEXT SLIDE? I SHOW YOU THIS CHART EVERY YEAR COUNCIL AND I AM PRETTY SURE I SAY THE SAME THING.

REMEMBER THAT THIS IS NOT AN APPLES TO APPLES COMPARISON.

EVERY CITY IS DIFFERENT.

EVERY CITY IS GOING THROUGH BUDGET RIGHT NOW.

SO THIS CHART WILL CHANGE COME OCTOBER, POTENTIALLY JANUARY OF NEXT YEAR.

CITIES WILL MOVE AROUND.

BUT AGAIN, YOU SEE THAT ONE DOLLAR INCREASE IN THE SEWER CHARGE TAKING THE MONTHLY BILL FOR SEVENTY FIVE HUNDRED GALLONS OF WATER, SEVEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FIFTY GALLONS OF SEWAGE FROM 105 SEVENTY NINE TO 106 SEVENTY NINE.

SO, AGAIN, THAT IS ALL I HAVE.

HAPPY TO ENTERTAIN ANY QUESTIONS.

THERE MAY BE.

VERY GOOD.

ANY QUESTIONS.

THERE WE GO, MAYOR PRO TEM HEDRICK.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

YOU SAID ONE THING AND YOU EXPECTED WE'LL NEED A TWO POINT SIX

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PERCENT INCREASE IN THAT RATE GOING FORWARD.

STRATEGY LIKE THAT IS A BETTER STRATEGY [INAUDIBLE] YOUR OPINION, TO DOLLAR A YEAR DOLLAR A YEAR, IT'S GOING TO BE A LITTLE MORE THAN A DOLLAR A YEAR AT THAT RATE.

OR IS IT JUST BETTER TO RAISE IT ALL AT ONCE AND THEN DON'T HAVE A RATE RAISE FOR A PERIOD OF TIME AND THEN HAVE IT AGAIN? IT SEEMS LIKE I WANT TO AVOID TRYING TO NICKEL AND DIME THE CONSUMERS IT SEEM LIKE THEY'RE ALWAYS GETTING A RATE INCREASE EVERY YEAR.

I UNDERSTAND.

AND AGAIN, THAT IS UP TO COUNCIL.

THAT'S POLICY DIRECTION UP TO WHAT YOU CHOOSE TO DO AS A COUNCIL.

ONE THING I WILL SAY IS IT'S OUR OPINION THAT SMALL ANNUAL RATE INCREASES ARE EASIER ON A RATE PAYERS, ON THE CITIZENRY THAN ONE TIME LARGE INCREASES.

AS YOU LOOK AT THOSE SMALL INCREMENTAL RATE INCREASES, THOSE ARE EASIER TO PUT INTO A CUSTOMER'S MONTHLY BUDGET.

UNDERSTAND THE CONCERN ABOUT NICKEL AND DIMING SO THAT REALLY DOES COME DOWN TO A DECISION AND A POLICY OF COUNCIL.

OK, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SIR.

THANK YOU SIR.

COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I KIND OF HAVE THE OPPOSITE CONCERN FOR MAYOR PRO TEM HEDRICK, WHICH IS THAT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE DOING NO INCREASE THIS YEAR, BUT THEN WE'RE GOING TO HIT WITH, YOU KNOW, WHAT WAS IT, FOUR POINT NINE OR THREE POINT NINE PERCENT INCREASES GOING FORWARD.

POTENTIALLY, POTENTIALLY.

AND SO I'M A LITTLE WORRIED ABOUT THAT.

AND I WOULD RATHER THAN HAVE A ZERO PERCENT INCREASE THIS YEAR, I WOULD RATHER ESCALATE THAT AND SPREAD THAT OUT RATHER THAN SAY YOU GET NOTHING THIS YEAR.

BECAUSE I DO KNOW THAT FOR SOME OF OUR RESIDENTS, PARTICULARLY THOSE ON FIXED INCOME AND WHATNOT, HAVING ONE LARGE SHOCK OR SOMETHING ON THE ORDER OF A FOUR PERCENT INCREASE THERE, PLUS, I MEAN, WE'RE SEEING A LOT OF SEEING A LOT OF FEE INCREASES TODAY.

AND NOT JUST IN THIS AREA, BUT ACROSS THE BOARD.

I UNDERSTAND THE REASON FOR THAT.

I THINK, YOU KNOW, I THINK WE ALL DO.

BUT I GUESS I'M A LITTLE INTERESTED IN SEEING HOW WE CAN PERHAPS SPREAD THAT OUT AS OPPOSED TO PILING IT ALL INTO LATER YEARS.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S SOME POSSIBILITY FOR US TO LOOK AT THAT OR THOSE PROJECTIONS, OBVIOUSLY, I DON'T WANT TO RAISE RATES WHEN WE DON'T NEED TO.

BUT IT SEEMS TO ME THAT IF WE'RE ZERO PERCENT AND THEN MULTIPLES OF PERCENTS LATER, THEN MAYBE THERE'S SOMETHING WE CAN WORK OUT.

COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN.

I APPRECIATE THAT, BECAUSE YOU ARE LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE AND THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE DO THAT.

THE THREE POINT SIX NINE WE REFERENCED ON WATER AGAIN, I WOULD SAY I FEEL THAT AS WORST CASE SCENARIO.

WE ARE IN A BIT OF AN UNKNOWN SITUATION RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OF THE RATE CASE SETTLEMENT WITH NORTH TEXAS.

WE ARE IN THE FIRST YEAR OF THAT.

WE'RE NOT QUITE SURE HOW THE THE DRAW DOWN IN THE ANNUAL REQUIREMENT IS GOING TO PLAY OUT OVER THE NEXT EIGHT YEARS AS WE LOOK AT THAT SETTLEMENT.

SO, AGAIN, I'M HOPEFUL THAT THAT THREE POINT SIX NINE WILL NOT MATERIALIZE.

THAT IS A CONSERVATIVE ESTIMATE, CONSERVATIVE BEING I THINK WE'VE SHOT HIGH.

I'M HOPING WE CAN COME IN LOWER.

BUT CERTAINLY IF THERE'S AGAIN, THAT IS COUNCIL POLICY.

IF THERE'S A COUNCIL DESIRE TO HAVE SOME TYPE OF INCREASE, WE CAN CERTAINLY LOOK AT THAT.

OK, THANKS A LOT.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THIS STUFF IS ALL WAY OVER MY HEAD.

WAY TOO COMPLICATED FOR ME.

SO HOWEVER YOU GUYS MAKE THAT [INAUDIBLE], I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR WORK ON IT AND YOUR GUIDANCE AND YOUR THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THANK YOU, SIR.

ALL RIGHT, ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS UNDER THIS TOPIC? WES AND CHRIS, AGAIN, THANK YOU.

I HAVE NO ONE ELSE IN THE QUEUE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

ALL RIGHT, THAT MOVES US TO OUR LAST PRESENTATION FOR THE DAY,

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GARLAND POWER AND LIGHT.

HERE'S THE PRESENTATION, WHERE'S THE PRESENTER? I'M AFRAID YOU'RE STUCK WITH ME.

SO MAYOR MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

I'M PLEASED TO PRESENT GARLAND POWER AND LIGHTS UNFUNDED REQUEST FOR FY 21 22S OPERATING BUDGET.

AND BEFORE I FORGET, LET ME THANK CARMA.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING US AND HELPING US WALK THROUGH THESE SLIDES.

IF YOU COULD GO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

LIKE WE'VE DONE IN PAST PRESENTATIONS, WE ARRANGED THE ORDER IN WHICHEVER DIVISION HAS THE LARGEST UNFUNDED REQUEST AND WORK OUR WAY DOWN.

THIS YEAR'S WINNER IS OUR PRODUCTION DIVISION.

THEY'RE LOOKING AT ONE POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS OF ONE TIME UNFUNDED REQUESTS.

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I THINK AS COUNCIL IS AWARE OUR GENERATING UNITS OR OLDER UNITS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF OUR OLINGER UNIT FOUR, WHICH IS TWENTY YEARS OLD, THE REST OF OUR UNITS WERE INSTALLED IN THE LATE 1960S, IN THE EARLY 1970S.

SO AS THESE FACILITIES AGE, THERE'S GOING TO BE MORE AND MORE MAINTENANCE THAT'S GOING TO COME UP.

IT'S GOING TO NEED TO BE DONE.

FOR THIS UPCOMING YEAR WHAT WE'RE PRIMARILY LOOKING AT, AND YOU'LL SEE THAT ON THE LIST OF PROJECTS PRIMARILY RELATED TO PUMP MAINTENANCE AND VALVES.

AND ALL OF THESE ARE AT OUR OLINGER FACILITY EXCEPT FOR ONE.

AND CARMA, IF YOU COULD GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE ONLY ONE THAT'S NOT ASSOCIATED WITH OUR OLINGER FACILITIES IS MAINTENANCE THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE ON A FORCED DRAFT FAN MOTOR OUT AT OUR SPENCER UNIT FIVE.

AND AS STATED IN THE SLIDE, ALL OF THESE COMPONENTS THAT WE'RE HAVING THE MAINTENANCE REPAIR WORK DONE ON ARE CRITICAL TO THE OPERATIONS FACILITIES AND FAILURE OF ONE OF THOSE TYPE OF ITEMS COULD DEFINITELY HAMPER OUR OPERATIONS IN THE OUTPUT OF THE PLANTS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE NEXT AREA IS THE GP&L TRANSMISSION FOR A REQUEST OF A LITTLE OVER NINE HUNDRED AND FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND JUST TO REMIND COUNCIL, AS WELL AS FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS.

ALL OF OUR TRANSMISSION COSTS, THEY'RE RECOVERED THROUGH OUR TRANSMISSION RATE, WHICH ALL THE DISTRIBUTION SERVICE PROVIDERS WITHIN ERCOT ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING.

SO, EFFECTIVELY, TRANSMISSION COSTS ARE SPREAD OUT TO ALL OF THE RATE PAYERS WITHIN ERCOT .

FOR THIS UPCOMING YEAR WE HAVE THREE ITEMS THAT HAS SOME UNFUNDED REQUEST ON.

THE FIRST IS PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF AN AD VALOREM TAXES FOR THREE HUNDRED SIXTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS.

WITH THE CONSTRUCTION AND OWNERSHIP OF THE LIMESTONE TO GIBBONS CREEK TRANSMISSION LINE, WHICH SOME OF YOU MAY ALSO KNOW IT AS THE HOUSTON IMPORT TRANSMISSION LINE.

AS PART OF THAT PROCESS, THERE WAS AN AGREEMENT MADE WITH THE TAXING JURISDICTIONS FOR WHICH THAT LINE GOES THROUGH TO PAY IN LIEU OF AD VALOREM TAXES.

AND ALL OF THESE COSTS WILL AGAIN RIPPLE THROUGH AND GO THROUGH OUR TRANSMISSION RATE FILINGS AND WE'LL RECOVER THOSE COSTS.

BUT DUE TO INCREASES IN THE APPRAISED VALUE AS WELL AS CHANGES IN PROPERTY TAXES, WE'RE HAVING AN INCREASE THERE OF THREE HUNDRED SIXTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THE NEXT ITEM IS THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ASSOCIATED WITH TRANSMISSION LINE INSPECTIONS.

NOW, ALL TRANSMISSION UTILITY PROVIDERS WITHIN THE STATE OF TEXAS HAVE TO GO THROUGH AND DO CLEARANCE INSPECTION OF ALL THEIR TRANSMISSION LINES.

AND INITIALLY, WE WERE LOOKING AT DOING THIS PROCESS OVER A 10 YEAR CYCLE.

BUT THE INDUSTRY HAS MOVED TO A FIVE YEAR.

AND SO ON A FIVE YEAR BASIS, WE WILL BE REVIEWING ALL OF OUR TRANSMISSION LINES AS FAR AS THEIR CLEARANCE AND REPORTING THAT TO THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION.

SO THIS IS A REGULATORY REQUIREMENT THAT WE HAVE TO ABIDE BY.

THE NEXT ITEM IS TRANSMISSION VEGETATION FOR ACROSS TEXAS TRANSMISSION PORTION OF THE LIMESTONE TO GIBBONS CREEK TRANSMISSION LINE.

THIS LINE WAS DEVELOPED IN CONJUNCTION WITH CROSS TEXAS.

WE OWNED THIRTY NINE MILES OF THE SIXTY SEVEN MILE TRANSMISSION LINE.

AND GIVEN THAT WE HAVE EMPLOYEES AND EQUIPMENT IN THE AREA, IT MADE MORE SENSE FOR US TO DO ALL THE RIGHT OF WAY INSPECTIONS RIGHT OF WAY CLEARING AGAIN BECAUSE WE HAD THE FACILITIES IN PLACE.

AND SO IT'S ON A FOUR YEAR CYCLE AS FAR AS WHEN THE MECHANICAL VEGETATION, WHICH IS BASICALLY TAKING EQUIPMENT OUT AND CLEARING THE RIGHT OF WAY, THAT'S ON A FOUR YEAR CYCLE.

AND NEXT YEAR IS WHEN THIS TIME IS COMING UP TO DO THIS TYPE OF VEGETATION MANAGEMENT.

SO ACROSS TEXAS, THE TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS WILL BE THE PORTION OF WHICH THEY WILL BE REIMBURSING US FOR.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE NEXT AREA IS TMPA TRANSMISSION.

SEVERAL YEARS AGO, GARLAND TOOK OVER THE OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE AND CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES FOR THE TEXAS MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY, WE'RE ONE OF THE MEMBER CITIES THAT'S ASSOCIATED WITH IT.

AND SO TMPA REIMBURSES US FOR THESE COSTS.

SO FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR, WE HAVE THREE ITEMS THAT ARE UNFUNDED REQUESTS.

THE FIRST IS PRC-5 TESTING.

THAT'S JUST A FANCY WAY TO SAY THAT WE NEED TO DO A REGULATORY TESTING ASSOCIATED WITH OUR RELAYS AND BATTERIES AT ALL THE DIFFERENT TMPA SUBSTATIONS.

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THIS WILL BE AN ONGOING EXPENSE AND IT WILL BE A SIX YEAR CYCLE IN WHICH THESE TESTING REQUIREMENTS ARE DONE.

THE NEXT ITEM IS THE TRANSMISSION LINE INSPECTIONS.

THIS IS THE SAME THING THAT WE'RE HAVING TO DO ON THE GARLAND SYSTEM WHERE IT'S CALLED A LIDAR STUDY, WHERE WE'RE TAKING A LASER BASICALLY, AND LOOKING AT THE CLEARANCE ASSOCIATED WITH ALL OF OUR LINES THAT HAVE AN ENGINEERING ANALYSIS DONE ON BOTH THE TEMPERATURE AND THE OPERATING CONDITIONS OF THE LINES TO SEE WHAT TYPE OF CLEARANCE WE HAVE.

THIS IS THE SAME COST OR THE SAME TYPE OF ACTIVITY WE'RE HAVING TO DO ON THE GARLAND SIDE, AND THAT'S EIGHTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

AND THAT WILL ALSO BE ON THE FIVE YEAR CYCLE TO DO THE ENTIRE [INAUDIBLE] SYSTEM.

THE LAST ITEM IS A ONE TIME REQUEST.

THIS IS SOME ADDITIONAL TRANSFORMER MAINTENANCE THAT'S NEEDED TO BE DONE AT THREE OF TMPA'S SUBSTATIONS.

AND AGAIN, THIS WILL BE JUST A ONE TIME.

ONE TIME ITEM.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND THEN THIS IS OUR LAST ITEM, THIS IS THE LAST ITEM TO BE PRESENTED FOR ALL THE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS OF THE BUDGET, AND THIS IS A SPECIAL ITEM JUST FOR COUNCILMAN, SMITH.

WE'RE TAKING AND REMOVING THEIR WINDOWS BASED REMOTE TERMINAL UNITS WITH A LINUX BASED REAL TIME AUTOMATION CONTROLLERS.

SO I HOPE COUNCILMAN SMITH WILL BE HAPPY WITH OUR MOVEMENT AWAY FROM THE WINDOWS ENVIRONMENT.

THIS IS A FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLAR REQUEST.

THIS WILL TAKE CARE OF HALF OF OUR STATIONS THIS YEAR AND THEN NEXT YEAR YOU'LL SEE ONE MORE ONE TIME REQUEST TO DO THE REMAINING STATIONS.

AND NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

HOLD ON, HOLD ON, HOLD ON.

COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADDRESS THIS? I WOULD, AND I HOPE THAT EVERY OTHER DEPARTMENT FOLLOWS SUIT.

FANTASTIC IDEA, YOU HAVE MY FULL SUPPORT, SIR.

BUT SERIOUSLY, WHEN WE'RE LOOKING AT OPERATING AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND SCADA NETWORKS AND THINGS LIKE THAT, I FULLY APPLAUD THAT MOVE TOWARD A NEXT BASED SYSTEM.

SO GOOD JOB.

KEEP IT UP.

AND IF I HAVE TO I'LL WRITE THE CHECK MYSELF.

[LAUGHTER] THANKS, GUYS.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT GO AHEAD.

OK, AND SO IN TOTAL, WE'RE LOOKING AT TWO POINT NINE MILLION DOLLARS OF TOTAL REQUEST OF THAT, A LITTLE LESS THAN A MILLION DOLLARS OF THAT IS ONGOING.

BUT YOU'LL NOTICE THAT ALL OF THAT'S WITHIN OUR TRANSMISSION AREA.

SO EITHER WE'LL BE GETTING RECOVERY OF THAT FROM TMPA CROSS TEXAS OR RECOVERY FROM OUR TRANSMISSION OUR RATES.

AND THEN ACTUALLY, IF YOU TAKE THE GP&L TRANSMISSION THE ONE TIME AND ONGOING FUNDING FOR BOTH GP&L TRANSMISSION AND TMPA TRANSMISSION, THAT'S ABOUT ONE POINT THREE MILLION DOLLARS OF THAT WILL BE RECOVERED THROUGH SOME OTHER MEANS BESIDES THROUGH OUR RATES.

SO NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

WHICH WOULD BE ANY QUESTIONS? SO IF THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS.

VERY GOOD, ANY QUESTIONS ON THE GP&L PRESENTATION.

COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN.

I WOULD JUST LIKE TO NOTE, DARYL, THAT THIS YEAR YOU GUYS LOST ON THE OLDEST VEHICLE REPLACEMENT COMPETITION.

I WAS EXPECTING YOU TO COME IN WITH SOMETHING OLDER THAN THE TWENTY TWO YEAR OLD VEHICLE.

I MEAN, LAST YEAR WAS [INAUDIBLE] YOU HAD LIKE A 45 YEAR OLD VEHICLE? COME ON, MAN.

[LAUGHTER] CAN I GO AHEAD AND SAY WE'RE NOT REPLACING ANY VEHICLES? THAT'S HOW GOOD WE ARE THIS YEAR.

WELL I WAS KIND OF.

WE ARE NOT ASKING FOR ANY ADDITIONAL ONES.

I MEAN, I SUPPOSE THAT'S A POSITIVE, BUT I WAS KIND OF THINKING THAT MAYBE YOU'D COME IN WITH LIKE, OH, TWENTY TWO YEARS IS NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT WE HAVE TO REPLACE.

SO GOOD JOB THOUGH.

WE CAN FIND AN OLD TRAILER OUT THERE SOMEWHERE THAT WE CAN REPLACE.

THAT'S AT LEAST 40 OR 50 YEARS OLD.

I'M SURE THAT NEXT YEAR YOU'LL COME BACK WITH A WE FOUND AT GIBBONS CREEK.

WE FOUND LIKE THIS 60 YEAR OLD TRAILER WE'RE GOING TO NAME IT AFTER AUBIN WE'RE GOING TO PUT IT IN DUMP.

ANYWAY.

GREAT WORK, AS ALWAYS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

VERY GOOD.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ON GP&L? ALL RIGHT, VERY GOOD.

WE HAVE NO ONE ELSE IN THE QUEUE.

[(B) Council Discussion/Deliberation]

AND THAT EXCUSE ME, THAT MOVES US TO COUNCIL DISCUSSION AND DELIBERATION, OBVIOUSLY, THIS IS JUST ONE IN A SERIES OF DISCUSSIONS WE WILL HAVE EXCUSE ME, CONCERNING THIS YEAR'S BUDGET ITEMS. I THINK SOME OF YOU HAVE MENTIONED TODAY, AND I KNOW I BELIEVE COUNCILMAN WILLIAMS HAS ALREADY SUBMITTED QUESTIONS TO BUDGET STAFF THAT WILL BE

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ADDRESSED BACK TO ALL OF US.

SO IF THERE ARE, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU THINK WE WOULD LIKE TO BE DISCUSSED TODAY OR FURTHER DISCUSSION TODAY? EXCUSE ME.

LET'S SEE HERE, COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S REALLY FURTHER DISCUSSION FOR TODAY ITEM AS MUCH AS IT IS SOMETHING FOR STAFF TO LOOK AT AS WE'RE LOOKING AT THE COMBINATION OF WE'VE HAD A LOT OF DISCUSSION TODAY ABOUT EFFECTS OF COVID AND ABOUT, BUT WE ALSO TALKED ABOUT COMMIT TO WELLNESS.

I'D LIKE TO GET AN IDEA OF WHAT KIND OF THE COST IS TO THE EXTENT THAT WE CAN IDENTIFY OF HAVING AN EMPLOYEE OUT DURING DUE TO A POSITIVE COVID TEST OR EXPOSURE.

AND WHETHER WE CAN BUILD IN TO COMMIT TO WELLNESS AS ONE OF THE BENEFITS IS TO PAY SOME KIND OF PAY ONE BENEFIT AS FOR PEOPLE COMMITTING TO WELLNESS BY GETTING VACCINATED.

OK.

THAT'S ALL I GOT.

I CAN TELL THAT ALLISON IS MAKING NOTE OF THAT.

[LAUGHTER] OK? WAS THERE ANYTHING ELSE, SIR? NO, SIR.

THANK YOU.

OK.

ALL RIGHT.

ANY FURTHER OR ADDITIONAL DISCUSSION TOPICS THAT EITHER TO BE ADDRESSED TODAY OR OBVIOUSLY THIS WILL BE ON OUR NEXT SEVERAL AGENDAS AS FAR AS DISCUSSION TOPICS AND STAFF WILL BE DOING SOME RESEARCH.

SO ANYTHING ADDITIONAL? I SEE NOTHING AT THE MOMENT, MR. BRADFORD YOU'RE IN THE QUEUE.

YES, I JUST WANT TO THANK THE COUNCIL FOR TAKING A LARGE PART OF YOUR WEEKEND AND DEDICATING THIS IT TO THE BUDGET.

I KNOW THIS IS AN IMPOSING TIME AND YOU GET PAID VERY, VERY POORLY TO DO IT.

AS YOU CAN SEE, WE'RE TRYING TO MEET A LOT OF NEEDS IN THE ORGANIZATION THIS YEAR.

MANY TIMES WE HAVE PUSHED OTHER DEPARTMENTS NEEDS ASIDE IN ORDER TO FUND SIGNIFICANT ITEMS IN PUBLIC SAFETY.

THIS YEAR WITH PUBLIC SAFETY, FOR THE MOST PART, BEING AT ACCEPTABLE LEVELS.

WE'VE TRIED TO HIT A LOT OF THOSE OTHER NEEDS.

YOU HAVE SEEN THE IMPACTS OF THE RATE AND FEE STUDY THAT LOOK CLOSELY AT WHAT IT COSTS US TO PROVIDE SERVICES.

BUT THEN PUTTING A GOVERNOR ON THAT BY LOOKING AT WHAT OTHER CITIES ARE CHARGING.

AND, OF COURSE, ONE OF THE REAL REASONS THAT WE'RE PUTTING SO MUCH EMPHASIS ON HAVING COMPETITIVE RATES AND FEES IS BECAUSE OF THE IMPACTS OF SB2.

SO, AGAIN, IF, AS THE MAYOR STATED, IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, ANALYSIS, YOU WOULD LIKE FOR US TO DO.

COSTS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE FOR US TO IDENTIFY, PLEASE, PLEASE EMAIL THOSE TO ALLISON OR MYSELF AND WE'LL GET THOSE BACK OUT TO THE COUNCIL AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

VERY GOOD.

ALL RIGHT, AT THIS POINT, I SEE NOTHING ELSE BEFORE US ON OUR AGENDA.

OBVIOUSLY, WE WILL TAKE THIS TOPIC BACK UP AGAIN NEXT WEEK.

AND JUST A REMINDER TO EVERYONE THAT WE WILL BE COMPLETING THE MEETINGS FOR THE REMAINDER OF AUGUST.

WE ASSUME SO AT THAT POINT, AT ONE POINT FORTY SIX, WE ARE ADJOURNED.

THANK YOU.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.