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WELL, GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO THE OCTOBER 19, 2021 REGULAR MEETING OF THE GARLAND CITY COUNCIL. IT IS THE CUSTOM AND TRADITION OF THIS COUNCIL TO HAVE A PRAYER AND THE PLEDGE BEFORE OUR MEETINGS LED BY ONE OF OUR COUNCIL MEMBERS.

IT IS YOUR DECISION IF YOU WANT TO JOIN IN WITH US, BUT YOUR DECISION WILL NOT HAVE ANY IMPACT ON OUR DECISIONS HERE THIS EVENING.

TONIGHT, WE WILL BE LED BY DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM WILLIAMS FOR DISTRICT THREE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. LET'S PRAY IF YOU WISH TO JOIN US.

FATHER GOD, WE THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE YOU BY SERVING YOUR PEOPLE.

WE THANK YOU, GOD, FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE WITH A BODY WHO PUTS PRIORITY OF SERVING PEOPLE ABOVE POWER.

SO THANK YOU GOD, FOR OUR CITY, BLESS OUR FIRST RESPONDERS, OUR MILITARY.

AND FATHER GOD WE THANK YOU FOR THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF GENERAL POWELL AND THE IMPACT THAT HE MADE ON OUR NATION AND FATHER GOD WE ASK YOU TONIGHT FOR WISDOM AND GUIDANCE AS WE DELIBERATE ON THESE ITEMS FOR THE BETTERMENT OF OUR CITY IN THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS WE PRAY, AMEN.

AMEN.

NOW WOULD YOU JOIN US IN THE PLEDGE PLEASE.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE, AND WE WILL I HAVE NO NO, WE HAVE NO PETS AND NO PROCLAMATIONS TONIGHT, SO WE'RE JUST GOING TO GO RIGHT INTO THE AGENDA.

HOW ABOUT THAT? ALL RIGHT.

THE FIRST ITEM ON OUR AGENDA TONIGHT IS OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

[Consent Agenda]

ALL ITEMS UNDER THIS SECTION ARE RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL BY A SINGLE A MOTION OF COUNCIL. WITHOUT DISCUSSION, COUNCIL HAS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW EACH OF THESE ITEMS AT A PREVIOUS WORK SESSION, AND APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA AUTHORIZES THE CITY MANAGER TO IMPLEMENT EACH ITEM.

I WILL ANNOUNCE THE AGENDA AND PROVIDE, EXCUSE ME, PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE OR THE CITY COUNCIL TO REQUEST THAT AN ITEM BE REMOVED AND CONSIDERED SEPARATELY. COUNCIL I DO HAVE A REQUEST FROM DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM WILLIAMS TO PULL ITEM 2C.

LET ME START. HERE IS ITEM ONE.

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE OCT.

12, 2021 REGULAR MEETING ITEM 2, CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE FOLLOWING BIDS.

ITEM TWO A SCALE HOUSE REMODEL, ITEM 2B JUPITER TO WALNUT RETAIL EDITION WATERLINE IMPROVEMENTS. ITEM 2C GARLAND SENIOR, SORRY, I'M GONNA SKIP THAT ONE ITEM 2D GP&L COLLEGE TO JUPITER 138 KB TRANSMISSION LINE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES.

ITEM TWO E, TACTICAL THERMAL IMAGING CAMERAS.

ITEM TWO F, POLICE PURSUIT VEHICLES.

ITEM 2G, ARMORED VEHICLE.

ITEM 2H, DOWNTOWN INFRASTRUCTURE SQUARE AND BROADER AREA STREETSCAPES.

GMP NUMBER TWO.

ITEM 2I, GARLAND PUBLIC SAFETY RADIO SYSTEM SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE.

ITEM TWO J, GP&L.

FIREWALL LICENSING RENEWAL.

ITEM 3, PUBLIC HEARINGS WERE PREVIOUSLY CONDUCTED FOR THE FOLLOWING ZONING CASES.

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

ITEM 3 A, ZONING FILE NUMBER Z20-22.

ION DESIGN GROUP LLC IN DISTRICT ONE.

ITEM 3 B, ZONING FILE 20-31, ALLSTATE TRUCK AND TRAILER REPAIR LLC IN DISTRICT SIX.

ITEM 3C, ZONING FILE NUMBER Z21-26, VENTURE DISTILLING LAND LLC IN DISTRICT SIX.

ITEM 3 D, ZONING FILE NUMBER 21-30, VINCENT GIRARD AND ASSOCIATES INC IN DISTRICT ONE.

ITEM FOUR APPROVED BY MINUTE ACTION THE 2021-2022 GARLAND CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION INC.

BUDGET. THE SUB GRANT RECIPIENTS AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE GARLAND CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION. ITEM FIVE CONSIDER AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER THIRTY THREE TRANSPORTATION OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF GARLAND, TEXAS, PROVIDING A PENALTY UNDER THE PROVISION OF SECTION TEN POINT ZERO FIVE OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF GARLAND, TEXAS, PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE AND A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

ITEM SIX, APPROVED BY MINUTE ACTION, THE INVESTMENT STRATEGY AND POLICY WITH NO CHANGES.

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ITEM SEVEN, CONSIDER A RESOLUTION ADOPTING AND APPROVING THE ALLOCATION AND PLAN OF ACTION FOR THE CORONAVIRUS STATE AND LOCAL FISCAL RECOVERY FUNDS APPROPRIATED BY THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

ITEM EIGHT, VISION ENERGY CONSULTANTS INC.

AGREEMENT AND ITEM NINE, CONSIDER A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF FUNDS TO THE GARLAND FOUNDATION FOR DEVELOPMENT INC.

FOR THE PURCHASE OF REAL PROPERTY AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

THAT IS, THE CONSENT AGENDA WITHOUT ITEM 2C.

IS THERE ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO HAVE AN ITEM PULLED AND CONSIDERED SEPARATELY? I SEE NONE. DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM WILLIAMS. I MOVED FOR ADOPTION OF THE CONSENT AGENDA WITH WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ITEM TWO SEE AS POOL. OKAY, I HAVE A MOTION BY DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM WILLIAMS AND A SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED WITHOUT ITEM 2C.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? MADAM SECRETARY, IF YOU ARE PREPARED TO VOTE FOR US PLEASE.

AND COUNCIL AND DISPLAY THE VOTE AND THAT IS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY.

WE WILL GO BACK TO ITEM.

EXCUSE ME, WE'LL GO BACK TO ITEM 2C.

[2C. Garland Senior Activity Center Construction Services]

ITEM 2C IS GARLAND SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER CONSTRUCTION.

DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. MAYOR I ASKED THAT THIS ITEM BE PULLED.

I'D JUST LIKE TO HAVE A BRIEF OVERVIEW PRIMARILY FOR OUR PUBLIC, FOR OUR CONSTITUENTS OF THE IMPROVEMENTS THAT ARE GOING TO BE TAKING PLACE AT OUR SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER.

IF STAFF CAN PROVIDE JUST A BRIEF OVERVIEW, THINK OF OUR PUBLIC JUST SOME IDEA.

THANK YOU. SURE, MY NAME IS RICK GALCERAN .

I'M WITH THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE AND THIS PROJECT VERY MUCH NEEDED FOR GARLAND SENIOR CENTER. IT IS A WE'RE GOING TO BE INSTALLING SOME NEW ABOUT ALMOST JUST UNDER A THOUSAND SQUARE FEET OF OF AN AREA FOR A FITNESS ROOM OR EXPANSION OF THAT FITNESS ROOM.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'VE EVER BEEN THERE. IT'S IT'S A TINY LITTLE THING.

AND THEN ALSO THE WOULD CALL IT THE GAME ROOM OR A CARD ROOM THAT GIVES MORE FACILITY FOR THAT. THERE SHOULD BE TABLES AND CHAIRS THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE FACILITY.

NEW WINDOWS, NEW FLOORING, OF COURSE, PAINT JOB.

THE BATHROOMS ARE GOING TO GET A COMPLETE UPGRADE AND HAVE NEW FIXTURES AND FLOORS AND LIGHTING IN THERE AS WELL.

ROOF, A LARGE PART OF THIS FACILITY, WILL HAVE A NEW ROOF AND TRYING TO FIND ANYTHING ELSE THAT I MIGHT HAVE MISSED.

I THINK THAT PRETTY MUCH COVERS IT.

LOOKING FORWARD FOR THIS PROJECT MOVING FORWARD AND GETTING DONE.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I CAN ADD TO THAT? OH SIR, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

YOU'VE DONE IT. YOU'VE DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB OF GIVING US AN OVERVIEW.

APPRECIATE THAT INFORMATION.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. VERY GOOD, SIR.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ON THIS ITEM? I SEE NONE, SIR.

MAYOR, A MOVE FOR THE APPROVAL OF ITEM 2C FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA.

I HAVE A MOTION FROM DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM WILLIAMS TO WITH A SECOND BY COUNCIL EDDIE MORRIS TO APPROVE ITEM 2 C.

MADAM SECRETARY, IF YOU CAN PREPARE THE VOTE FOR US PLEASE? AND COUNCIL. AND DISPLAY THE VOTE.

AND THAT ITEM IS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU. THAT WILL MOVE US ON TO ITEMS FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION.

SECRETARY, IF YOU COULD GO OVER THE SPEAKER REGULATIONS FOR US, PLEASE.

YES, SIR. THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK IS GIVEN TO PROVIDE TESTIMONY RATHER THAN TO QUESTION THE CITY COUNCIL OR STAFF.

THE CHAIR MAY CALL A SPEAKER OUT OF ORDER IF THE SPEAKER PRESENTS QUESTIONS OR REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION THAT WILL UNDULY DELAY THE TRANSACTION OF BUSINESS AT THE MEETING.

SPEAKERS APPEARING IN THE CHAMBER WILL SPEAK FIRST AND VIRTUAL SPEAKERS WILL FOLLOW.

SPEAKER SHALL BE ALLOWED TO SPEAK ON A FIRST COME, FIRST TO SPEAK BASIS AS DETERMINED BY THE ORDER IN WHICH THE CITY SECRETARY RECEIVES THE SPEAKER'S INFORMATION.

VIRTUAL SPEAKERS PLEASE USE THE RAISE YOUR HAND FEATURE ON ZOOM.

IF YOU ARE DIALING IN FOR AUDIO, YOU MAY PRESS STAR NINE IN ORDER TO BE RECOGNIZED BY THE MODERATOR. ONCE THE LINE IS OPEN, THE SPEAKER SHOULD PRESS STAR SIX TO UNMUTE AND LOWER

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THE VOLUME ON ALL OTHER DEVICES.

APPLICANTS ARE ALLOWED TEN MINUTES FOR PRESENTATIONS, AND ALL OTHER SPEAKERS WILL BE ALLOWED THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK.

WHEN THE PODIUM BUZZER SOUNDS, THE SPEAKER MUST END THEIR COMMENTS.

VIRTUAL SPEAKERS WILL BE INFORMED BY THE CLERK WHEN THEIR TIME HAS ELAPSED.

VERY GOOD. THANK YOU, MA'AM. WE HAVE COUNSEL, WE HAVE IN THE PUB.

WE HAVE SEVERAL ZONING CASES BEFORE US TONIGHT.

EACH ONE OF THEM IS A TWO PART, SO UNLESS THERE'S ANY OBJECTION, WE WILL CONSIDER BOTH PARTS AT THE SAME TIME.

ITEM 10, HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, ITEM 10 A, CONSIDER A SPECIFIC USE PROVISION REQUEST BY

[Items 10A & 10B]

MASTER PLAN FOR OUTDOOR STORAGE FOR RECREATIONAL VEHICLES AND BOATS.

THIS SITE IS LOCATED AT 1674 AND 1702 NORTH FIRST STREET IN DISTRICT EIGHT.

10B IS CONSIDERED A SITE PLAN, SAME APPLICANT AND SAME ADDRESS.

MR. GUERIN. MAYOR AND COUNCIL, GOOD EVENING.

THIS IS A PROPOSAL FOR A TRUCK BUS STORAGE USE, WHICH THE DEFINITION, PER THE GDC, INCLUDES RECREATIONAL VEHICLES AND BOATS AS REQUESTED BY THE APPLICANT.

THE LOCATION IS ALONG NORTH FIRST STREET.

THE ACREAGE IS ABOUT SIX AND A HALF ACRES IN THE ZONING IS INDUSTRIAL.

INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT DOES REQUIRE AN SOUP FOR TRUCK AND BUS STORAGE USE.

HERE'S THE GENERAL LOCATION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY ALONG NORTH FIRST STREET, JUST NORTHEAST OF THE DOWNTOWN GARLAND AREA, AND MORE SPECIFICALLY SHOWN HERE.

OUTLINED IN TEAL, THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS CURRENTLY VACANT, NON IMPROVED.

THE ACCESS WOULD BE OFF FIRST STREET, TO THE NORTH IS A BUILDING MATERIAL SUPPLIER USE AND TO THE SOUTH IS AN EQUIPMENT RENTAL FACILITY AND FURTHER SOUTH OF THAT IS A SELF-STORAGE FACILITY.

ALL ZONED INDUSTRIAL TO THE EAST ACROSS THE KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN RAILROAD AND LAVON DRIVE IS A SINGLE FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD AND TO THE WEST ACROSS FIRST STREET IS ANOTHER SINGLE FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD. THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IDENTIFIES THIS TRACT AS URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS AND URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS IS GENERALLY HIGHER DENSITY.

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS WITHIN THIS CATEGORY GENERALLY ARE PREDOMINANTLY RESIDENTIAL, BUT MAY INCLUDE COMPATIBLE AND NON RESIDENTIAL USES AS WELL.

HERE'S SOME PHOTOS OF THE AREA.

THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS ON THE TOP LEFT FROM NORTH FIRST STREET.

ON THE TOP RIGHT IS A PROPERTY FURTHER DOWN SOUTH ALONG FIRST STREET.

THE PROPERTY ON THE LOWER LEFT HAND SIDE IS A PROPERTY FURTHER NORTH ALONG FIRST STREET AND THEN THE ON THE LOWER RIGHT IS LOOKING EAST ACROSS LAVON DRIVE AND JUST A FEW ADDITIONAL PHOTOS. JUST FOR REFERENCE, THIS IS LOOKING WEST ACROSS FIRST STREET AND SOME ADDITIONAL PHOTOS OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY THAT ONE OF THE TOP IS LOOKING AT THE SUBJECT PROPERTY FROM 1ST STREET AND ON THE BOTTOM IS LOOKING AT THE SUBJECT PROPERTY FROM LAVON DRIVE, AND YOU CAN SEE THE RAILROAD THERE IN THE FOREGROUND.

HERE'S THE PROPOSED SITE PLAN.

IT INCLUDES TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN PARKING SPACES FOR RVS AND BOATS ON SITE.

THERE WOULD BE A SMALL FOUR HUNDRED SQUARE FOOT ONE STORY OFFICE BUILDING LOCATED APPROXIMATELY HERE TOWARDS FIRST STREET.

AGAIN, THE ACCESS WOULD BE FROM NORTH FIRST STREET HERE.

AND HERE'S THE LANDSCAPE PLAN LANDSCAPING COMPLIES WITH THE GDC.

THE APPLICANT WOULD INCLUDE A ROW OF EASTERN RED CEDARS ALONG THE EASTERN PERIMETER OF THE PROPERTY CLOSEST TO THE RAILROAD AND LAVON DRIVE FOR SCREENING PURPOSES.

AND HERE THE BILLING ELEVATIONS OF THESE SMALL OFFICE BUILDING THAT WOULD BE ON SITE THAT COMPLIES WITH THE GDC.

THE APPLICANT REQUEST THE SUP TO BE IN EFFECT FOR A PERIOD OF 30 YEARS.

THE SUP TIME PERIOD GUIDE RECOMMENDS A RANGE OF 20 TO 25 YEARS FOR TRUCK AND BUS STORAGE USE. AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP IDENTIFIES THIS SITE AS URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS, WHICH LED TO THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION OF DENIAL.

GIVEN THE CONFLICT WITH THE PROPOSED USE, HOWEVER, SHOULD THE COUNCIL APPROVE THE REQUEST, STAFF HAS MADE SOME SUGGESTIONS, INCLUDING THE ELIMINATION OF THE EASTERNMOST PARKING ROW CLOSEST TO LAVON DRIVE IN THE RAILROAD TO PROVIDE A LITTLE ADDITIONAL BUFFERING BETWEEN THE USE AND LAVON DRIVE.

PERHAPS ADDING SOME LANDSCAPE ADDITIONAL LANDSCAPING IN THAT AREA.

IN ADDITION, SHOULD THE REQUEST BE APPROVED, [INAUDIBLE] HAS RECOMMENDED A SHORTER TIME

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PERIODS SUCH AS 10 YEARS IN ORDER TO REEVALUATE THE USE AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES. AND CERTAINLY THE PROPERTY IS NOT WITHOUT CHALLENGES.

ABOUT TWO THIRDS OF THE PROPERTY IS FLOODPLAIN AND THERE IS A DRAINAGE EASEMENT AND CULVERT AS WELL THAT FURTHER RESTRICTS THE DEVELOPABLE AREA.

THE PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDED APPROVAL WITH THE SEVEN TO ZERO VOTE OF THE SOUP AND PLAN, AND ADDITIONALLY, THE COMMISSION RECOMMENDED A 30 YEAR SUP TIME PERIOD, AS REQUESTED BY THE APPLICANT, AND RECOMMENDED THAT THE APPLICANT PLACE SIGNAGE ALONG THE FLOODPLAIN AREAS TO INFORM THE CLIENTELE THAT THEY MAY BE PARKING IN THE FLOODPLAIN.

THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT REVIEWED THIS, AND THAT WAS ONE OF THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS AS WELL. MR. POLACHEK CAN SPEAK MORE TO THAT, BUT MY UNDERSTANDING IS THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT WOULD ALLOW THE PAVING AND PARKING WITHIN THE FLOODPLAIN, BUT HAD THE SIGNAGE RECOMMENDATION.

MAYOR, WE NOTIFIED SEVENTY ONE OR SENT OUT SEVENTY ONE NOTIFICATION LETTERS ON THIS CASE AND WE RECEIVED FOUR AND ALL OF THOSE WERE IN FAVOR AND WITHIN THE NOTIFICATION AREA.

WITH THAT, I'LL ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

YEAH, VERY GOOD.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR STAFF ON THIS ITEM? COUNCILMEMBER SMITH.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. JUST REAL QUICK.

CAN WE HAVE MR. POLACHEK WEIGH IN ON THE WATER DRAINAGE AND SWAMPINESS ISSUES? [INAUDIBLE] THANK YOU, SIR.

IF YOU COULD JUST GIVE US A QUICK OVERVIEW.

YES, SIR. THE APPLICANT DID PERFORM A FLOOD STUDY FOR THIS PARTICULAR PROPERTY AND THROUGH ROUNDABOUT IS A FEW SUBMITTERS ON THIS.

BUT HE DID GET HIS CUT AND FILLED BALANCE SO THAT THE FLOODPLAIN WOULD NOT BE AFFECTED, RAISING THE WATER SURFACE ELEVATION.

AND AGAIN, AS AS MR. GUERIN WAS SAYING, THE CURRENT GDC THAT WE HAVE ALLOWS FOR PARKING IN FLOOD PLAIN.

THIS IS BASICALLY A PARKING LOT FOR THESE, I GUESS, HE SAID, RV'S AND BOATS AND THERE'S NOTHING TO RESTRICT A PARKING LOT FROM BEING BUILT IN A FLOODPLAIN IN THIS AREA.

SO THEY HAVE VETTED EVERYTHING TO WHERE IT WILL ALL DRAIN PROPERLY ONCE CONSTRUCTED.

AND AGAIN, THEY'RE BORROWING SOME MATERIAL TO FILL SOME AREAS AND SLOPED THE AREA APPROPRIATELY FOR PROPER DRAINAGE.

ALL RIGHT. AND IT SOUNDS LIKE IF YOU'RE GOING TO PARK SOMETHING IN A FLOODPLAIN, A BOAT IS PROBABLY THE BEST WAY TO GO.

VERY GOOD, THANK YOU, SIR.

YOU BET. WILL, ONE MORE QUESTION.

AS FAR AS THE SCREENING GOES, I UNDERSTAND THAT THE RED CEDARS ARE PRETTY FAST GROWTH, AND WE'VE GOT ANOTHER LANDSCAPING PROJECT THAT WE'RE DOING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RAILROAD TRACKS. HOW COMFORTABLE IS STAFF WITH THE SCREENING CONSIDERATIONS? I KNOW YOU GUYS ARE RECOMMENDED POTENTIALLY ELIMINATING THAT EASTERN ROW, BUT IF WE DON'T ELIMINATE THE EASTERN ROLE, REALISTICALLY, WHAT ARE WE LOOKING AT THERE? SURE. YEAH, WE ARE WORKING WITH, THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT UP.

WE ARE WORKING WITH KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN RAILROAD ON ALLOWING TREE AND LANDSCAPE PLANTINGS WITHIN THE KCS RIGHT OF WAY ALONG LAVON DRIVE, WHICH WOULD ADD FURTHER SCREENING FROM LAVON DRIVE.

ACTUALLY, IF YOU'RE CURIOUS, I HAVE THAT AS A BACKUP SLIDE.

IF YOU WANT TO KIND OF SEE WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE, HERE WE GO.

I BELIEVE THIS IS THE SUBJECT PROPERTY HERE.

AND SO AND AGAIN, THIS IS IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT KCS IS NOT ISSUED FINAL APPROVAL ON THAT, HAVING SOME DIFFICULTIES TRYING TO GET SOME RESPONSE FROM THEM ON THE FINAL APPROVAL. BUT WE'VE MADE SOME GOOD AND PROGRESSIVE DISCUSSIONS WITH THEM THUS FAR.

SO IT SEEMS PROMISING.

BUT ANYWAY, THE CONCEPT PLAN TO DATE INCLUDES THIS IS, OF COURSE, A ZOOM IN OF THIS PARTICULAR AREA IN QUESTION.

BUT YOU CAN SEE SOME WAX MYRTLES AND EASTERN RED BUDS HERE, SOME HOLLIES OVER THERE, AN EXISTING OVERHEAD TOWER.

SO THAT WOULD AGAIN, IT HASN'T BEEN ISSUED FINAL APPROVAL, BUT WE DO FEEL CONFIDENT WE CAN THAT THAT'S GOING IN A GOOD DIRECTION AND SO THAT THAT WOULD HELP, CERTAINLY WITH THE SCREENING. YES, SIR. ALL RIGHT.

I APPRECIATE IT, SIR. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

SURE. THANK YOU. COUNCIL LADY MORRIS.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. AND PART OF WHAT COUNCILMAN SMITH JUST ASKED ABOUT WAS MY CONCERN SINCE MY DISTRICT IS LITERALLY ACROSS LAVON FROM THIS.

I HAVE RECEIVED SOME CALLS AND MOST OF THEM ARE GENERALLY SUPPORTIVE OF THE CONCEPT, BECAUSE ANYTHING THAT CAN GIVE A PLACE FOR PARKING THAT'S NOT IN THE MIDDLE OF A NEIGHBORHOOD, EVERYBODY'S A LITTLE BIT ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT.

BUT THE SCREENING AGAINST LAVON IS A CONCERN AND IT'S A CONCERN TO MINE.

I'VE GOT ANOTHER NEW UNDER DEVELOPMENT SUBDIVISION WHERE WE HAD SCREENING REQUIREMENTS THAT INCLUDED PLANTING TREES AND THINGS, AND THESE TREES MAY BE IN 50 YEARS WHEN I'M DEAD, THEY'LL BE BIG ENOUGH TO SCREEN AND I KNOW EASTERN RED CEDARS, THEY ARE FAST

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GROWING, BUT THEY AREN'T THAT FAST GROWING.

SO THE REQUEST THAT I GOT FROM SEVERAL OF MY CONSTITUENTS WAS A SCREENING WALL THAT WOULD SCREEN AGAINST LAVON.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S A WAY TO MAKE THIS AN EITHER OR THAT EITHER WE GET THE APPROVAL FROM THE RAILROAD TO ADD THE ADDITIONAL SCREENING THERE OR THEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO PUT IN A WALL. I DON'T THINK I'VE EVER SEEN THAT ACTUALLY DONE THAT WAY, BUT THAT IS A CONCERN FROM MY SIDE OF OF LAVON AND FROM THE RESIDENTS ACROSS THE STREET.

SURE, AND PERHAPS THE APPLICANT, MAYBE EVEN MR. POLACHEK MAY ABLE TO SPEAK MORE TO THAT IDEA.

I THINK THAT WAS EXPLORED.

THERE MAY BE A DIFFICULTY FOR A SOLID SCREENING WALL WITH THE FLOODING AND DRAINAGE ISSUES. THE ORNAMENTAL FENCE ALLOWS WATER TO FLOW THROUGH SO THAT THAT MAY BE AN ENGINEERING OR DRAINAGE CHALLENGE.

SO LET'S STATE THAT CORRECTLY.

YES. OK. YES, THAT IS CORRECT.

WE LOOKED AT THAT IN THE WAY THE SCREENING WALLS ARE CONSTRUCTED WOULD NOT ALLOW FOR THE PROPER FLOW OF OF THE FLOODPLAIN TO ACTUALLY RISE AND RECEDE THROUGH THE AREA WITHOUT BLOCKING ADDITIONAL WATER OR CAUSING ADDITIONAL DAMAGE ON NEIGHBORING PROPERTIES.

SO WE WENT WE THAT'S WHEN WE REQUESTED THAT THEY GO WITH A LIVE SCREENING IN THAT AREA FOR THAT PARTICULAR REASON.

IS THERE ANY OTHER ALTERNATIVE WITH LIVE SCREENING THAT WOULD BE A A QUICKER, GENUINE SCREENING RATHER THAN WAITING FOR TREES TO GROW? BECAUSE HONESTLY, WE I HAVE SOME OTHER AREAS WHERE TREES WERE PLANTED AND TREES TAKE A WHILE. RIGHT.

TO ACTUALLY TREE SPECIES TO KNOW WHICH ONE GROWS FASTER OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, I APOLOGIZE, OK? AND I REALIZE WHAT THE DRAINAGE THAT THIS IS THIS MAY BE AN UNSOLVABLE PROBLEM.

SO THAT HAS BEEN THE ONLY NEGATIVE THAT I'VE HEARD FROM MY DISTRICT AND FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE WAY IT WILL APPEAR FROM LAVON.

SO, ALL RIGHT, I'LL GET OFF THE MIC AND SEE WHAT THE REST OF THE COUNCIL THINKS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU MA'AM.

COUNCILMEMBER BASS. THANK YOU MAYOR, ACTUALLY MY FIRST QUESTION WAS THE SAME AS ROBERT'S SO THANK YOU ROBERT.

SO ON THE TO THE SCREENING, CAN YOU TELL US APPROXIMATELY WHAT IS THE DISTANCE FROM THE FACILITY TO THE HOUSES ACROSS LAVON? I CAN'T REALLY TELL SUPER WELL LOOKING AT ON A MAP ON GOOGLE HERE.

SURE. DO WE KNOW WHAT THE RIGHT OF WAY WITH? KCS IS WELL OVER A HUNDRED FEET, SO THAT KIND OF A STARTING POINT.

AND THEN AND THEN YOU'VE GOT, OF COURSE, YOU KNOW, THE RESIDENTIAL, BUT ALL THERE IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S OK. SO THERE'S I DON'T DRIVE DOWN LAVON RIGHT THERE, ACTUALLY.

I'M FAMILIAR WITH IT FROM THE FIRST STREET SIDE, BUT I'M NOT FAMILIAR WITH IT FROM THE LAVON SIDE. SO THERE IS A WALL ON THE BACK OF THE SUBDIVISION BETWEEN IN 78 THERE? ACTUALLY, I THINK I HAD A PHOTO.

YEAH, THIS IS LOOKING EAST.

YES, SIR. OK.

JUST A SHORT LITTLE WALL THERE. OK, AND THEN ON THE PROPOSAL, ARE THERE ANY HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS? I MEAN, BECAUSE IF THERE'S GOING TO BE RVS, THOSE, YOU KNOW, I KNOW THOSE CAN GET PRETTY HIGH. BUT I MEAN, IF THE QUESTION IS VISIBILITY, YOU KNOW, DO WE HAVE HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS OF THINGS THAT ARE BEING STORED THERE? OR COULD IT BE POSSIBLE TO HAVE ON THE FURTHEST, MOST EAST SIDE JUST A RESTRICTION OF MAYBE JUST BOATS THERE AND NOT RVS? SO THE HEIGHT IS A LITTLE FURTHER AWAY? SEE, I BELIEVE THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

I BELIEVE WE ACTUALLY HAVE A PD CONDITION IN HERE.

YES, SIR. ONE OF THE PROPOSED SUP CONDITIONS IS THAT A MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF STORED VEHICLES IS 17 FEET.

OK. I BELIEVE THAT WAS BASED ON AN RV PROTOTYPE.

OK, THANK YOU ALL.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. THANK YOU, SIR.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR STAFF? ALL RIGHT, MR. GUERIN, THANK YOU, MR. POLACHEK, THANK YOU, MADAM SECRETARY.

WE HAVE ONE SPEAKER REGISTERED, MAXWELL FISHER.

VERY GOOD.

AND MR. FISCHER, JUST TO REMIND YOU NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD, AND YOU'LL HAVE 10 MINUTES. ALL RIGHT.

MAYOR COUNCIL MAXWELL FISCHER WITH MASTER PLAN, 2595 DALLAS PARKWAY, FRISCO, TEXAS SEVEN

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FIVE ZERO THREE FOUR REPRESENTING STORAGE THREE SIX FIVE.

THIS PARTICULAR PROPERTY, OF COURSE, HAS BEEN UNDEVELOPED FOR DECADES, AND WHEN THE 2015 GDC WAS ADOPTED, THE ZONING WAS OR THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION SAY THE SAME.

BUT THE PERMITTED USES CHANGED TO WHERE OUTDOOR TRUCK BUS STORAGE WAS USED TO BE ALLOWED BY RIGHT AND THEN NOW IT'S ALLOWED BY SUP.

SO THAT CHANGE WAS SORT OF HAPPENED WHEN WE WERE ACTUALLY GOING THROUGH OUR DUE DILIGENCE PERIOD ON THIS, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, AND WE'VE HAD SEVERAL YEARS OF OF FLOODPLAIN CHALLENGES AND PROVIDING FLOOD STUDIES AND THINGS TO PROVE UP THAT THE SITE CAN BE DEVELOPED WITH WITH SOMETHING THAT I'LL GET INTO.

A COUPLE OF THINGS, ALSO, WE'RE DEALING WITH THIS PROPERTY IS WE'VE HAD SOME ILLEGAL DUMPING GOING ON AND SOME HOMELESS ACTIVITY ON THIS PROPERTY.

SO HOPEFULLY WITH REDEVELOPMENT, SOME OF THOSE THOSE ITEMS THAT WILL BE WILL BE ADDRESSED IF THE COUNCIL APPROVES IT.

HERE'S THIS PROPERTY DOESN'T HAVE MUCH FRONTAGE.

IT'S UNLIMITED IN MANY WAYS.

A LARGE PART OF THE PROPERTIES IN THE FLOODPLAIN, ABOUT 90 PERCENT IS IN THE FLOODPLAIN.

AND SO YOU HAVE LIMITED ACCESS.

YOU HAVE ONE ACCESS POINT ON FIRST STREET.

AGAIN, THE PART THAT'S IN BLUE THERE, THAT'S ALL IN THE FLOODPLAIN OR FLOOD EASEMENT, SO YOU WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO BUILD ANY APPRECIABLE BUILDING.

ANY BUILDING DEVELOPMENT WOULD BE LIMITED TO THAT VERY SMALL AREA THAT'S LOCATED ALONG FIRST STREET, AND THAT'S WHERE WE HAVE OUR BUILDING, OF COURSE.

SO LIMITED VISIBILITY, WE HAVE SOME RAILROAD ADJACENCY, CREEK ADJACENCY.

SO AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, A LOT OF CHALLENGES ON THIS PROPERTY.

AND NOT TO MENTION, ONE THING I WANTED TO BRING UP TO IS, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF USES YOU REQUIRE OR YOU RELY ON VISIBILITY AND CONVENIENCE TO MAKE A BUSINESS THRIVE.

IN THIS CASE, YOU DON'T HAVE FULL MEDIAN ACCESS BECAUSE OF A LEFT TURN LANE THAT EXISTS RIGHT WHERE OUR DRIVE IS.

AND SO IT REALLY TAKES A DESTINATION USE FOR THIS.

AND THIS IS WHAT WHAT'S WHAT'S GREAT ABOUT THIS DEVELOPMENT.

IF YOU'VE EVER DRIVEN AN RV OR A LARGE VEHICLE, YOU KIND OF HAVE TO PLAN YOUR ROUTE.

YOU CAN'T JUST BE LOLLYGAGGING AROUND.

YOU HAVE TO LIKE, OK, I'VE GOT TO GO THIS WAY BECAUSE I CAN'T MAKE THIS TURN.

AND THAT'S WHAT'S GOOD ABOUT THIS.

AS YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE TO COME IN FROM THE SOUTH SIDE TO ENTER.

A LOT OF USES WOULDN'T WORK HERE BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE GREAT ACCESS.

SO WE WOULD HAVE CONTROLLED ACCESS.

THIS WILL BE A SECURED PROPERTY.

IT WILL BE TWENTY FOUR SEVEN MONITORED BY A THIRD PARTY OFFSITE.

SO IF SOMEONE COMES INTO THE PROPERTY, THEY WOULD NEED TO BE, I'D BE RENTING A SPACE.

OTHERWISE, THERE WILL BE SOMEONE THAT WILL BE VERY QUICKLY MONITORING AND ALSO ON AUDIO, SAYING, YOU KNOW, WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? SO THIS WILL BE A SECURE SITE AND HEAVILY MONITORED.

IT WILL BE SOMEONE AN ATTENDANT, BASICALLY THAT WILL COME BY A FEW DAYS A WEEK AND MAKE SURE THE PROPERTY IS BEING KEPT UP BY THREE DAYS A WEEK, INCLUDING TRASH, WHICH SHOULD BE ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE CONTROLLED ACCESS AREA.

SCREENING IS A CONCERN WHICH IS UNDERSTOOD ON THE OUTDOOR STORAGE USE BECAUSE OF THE FLOODPLAIN CHALLENGES.

IT'S TRUE WE CAN'T PUT A SOLID SCREEN WALL ALONG THE EASTERN PERIMETER, BUT WE ARE.

WE DID WORK WITH OUR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT IN PROVIDING A SOLID VEGETATIVE HEDGE AT LEAST AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN.

IT WOULD BE AN EASTERN RED CEDAR.

THEY DO GROW VERY QUICKLY AND THEY CAN GROW 15 TO 20 FEET VERY EASILY.

SO ACTUALLY, IT ACTUALLY COINCIDES WITH THE HEIGHT OF OUR OUR ITEMS THAT WILL BE STORED, WHICH RVS ARE TYPICALLY 12, 11, 10 TO, LET'S SAY, 10 TO 14 FEET.

BOATS CAN ACTUALLY BE A LITTLE TALLER.

BOATS ARE FAIRLY TALL, BUT THE 17 FOOT MAX WILL WORK FOR US AND THEN WE CAN SCREEN THAT EFFECTIVELY. AND JUST I THINK IT'S A BONUS THAT ASSUMING YOU ALL CAN GET THE RAILROAD TO COOPERATE, ADDITIONAL SCREENING WOULD BE GREAT ALONG THE LAVON RIGHT AWAY THERE.

AND THERE'S ALSO WE'RE ALSO PROPOSING SOME SCREENING ALONG OUR ENTRY THERE TO SCREEN THE VERY LITTLE VISIBILITY THAT YOU HAVE AS YOU COME IN OFF THE ENTRANCE, PLUS OUR STREET LANDSCAPING. THIS IS A VIEW OF SITE FROM LAVON TODAY.

SO WE THINK WE'LL ACTUALLY BE MORE SCREENED, AT LEAST IN, YOU KNOW, I'D SAY, AFTER THREE OR FOUR YEARS AND A MATURATION THAN A LOT OF THE SITES ALONG THERE.

HERE'S OUR BUILDING, WHICH I'VE SHOWN YOU, SO I WILL WRAP UP.

WE THINK THE USE ALIGNS WITH THE USES THAT ARE OUT THERE.

YOU HAVE A LOT OF INDUSTRIAL OUTSIDE STORAGE USES THERE TODAY.

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WE MAXIMIZE THE USE OF THE PROPERTY GIVEN THE CHALLENGES.

UM, LET'S SEE.

IT WOULD ADD IT TO THE TAX ROLL.

AND THEN AS MENTIONED, THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE RVS AND BOATS AND AND THINGS THAT REALLY DON'T BELONG IN NEIGHBORHOODS, AND THIS WOULD BE A WAY TO ADDRESS THAT.

SO I'LL STOP THERE AND BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

VERY GOOD. THANK YOU, MR. FISHER.

I GUESS WE'LL ADD TO THE SUP CONDITIONS, NO LOLLYGAGGING, YES.

SINCE YOU SAY THAT'S, YOU KNOW, NOT SOMETHING YOU'RE GOING TO BE DOING SO COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

AND I'LL TRY NOT TO LOLLYGAG HERE.

YEAH, WE'D LOOKED AT THIS TOGETHER 18 MONTHS AGO WHEN WE WERE LOOKING AT THE MASONRY WALL AND WE KNEW THAT THERE WERE GOING TO BE FLOOD ISSUES AT THE TIME.

AND I UNDERSTAND WHY Y'ALL HAVE GONE TO THE THE THE METAL FENCE, THE ORNAMENTAL.

BUT I AM, I'M VERY SYMPATHETIC TO MY COLLEAGUE IN DISTRICT TWO AND MAKING SURE THAT WE PRESENT AT LEAST SOME FORM OF ESTHETIC, ESTHETICALLY VALUABLE VIEW TO THE TO THE NEIGHBORS. SO WE'LL CONTINUE TO LOOK FOR WAYS TO ACHIEVE THAT ON OUR SIDE, WE WERE ONLY FOUR YEARS INTO THE LANDSCAPING DISCUSSION WITH THE RAILROADS.

WE GOT ANOTHER SIX TO 10 TO GO.

APPRECIATE YOU BRINGING UP THE ZONING HISTORY BECAUSE THAT AREA WELL, IT'S ZONED ONE WAY IS GENERALLY INDUSTRIAL AND WITH SF5 ON THE OTHER SIDE, AND WE HAD ALSO LOOKED AT IT USING THAT PARTICULAR PLOT AS A CUT THROUGH FOR THE RAILROAD AND TRYING TO ESTABLISH ANOTHER CROSSING. AND THEY WEREN'T HAVING THAT EITHER.

SO IT'S ODD FOR ME TO SIT HERE AND SAY THAT THIS IS THE HIGHEST AND BEST USE OF THAT LAND, BUT THIS IS THE HIGHEST AND BEST USE OF THAT LAND.

SO YOU HAD A REQUESTED 30 YEARS ON THE SUP.

CAN YOU GO INTO THAT A LITTLE BIT? YEAH, I MEAN, JUST THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS OF ADDING THE CONCRETE AND ESTABLISHING USE AND A LOT OF TIMES IN SUP TIME LIMIT IS APPROPRIATE WHEN A SHORTER TIME LIMITS APPROPRIATE. WHEN THINGS ARE CHANGING, YOU'RE GOING TO BE REEVALUATING THE LAND USE COMPATIBILITY AND MAYBE THE AREA'S CHANGING.

IN THIS CASE, THE PROPERTY IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE IN THE FLOODPLAIN.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO COME BACK LATER AND BE LIKE, OH, RESIDENTIAL IS APPROPRIATE HERE OR COMMERCIAL OR RETAIL, THAT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN ON THIS PROPERTY.

IT DOESN'T REALLY MATTER WHAT GOES ON AROUND US.

THAT'S NOT THE CASE A LOT OF TIMES.

SO THAT'S WHY WE'RE ASKING FOR 30 YEARS.

WE FEEL IT'S APPROPRIATE.

NOT TO MENTION WE'VE LITERALLY SPENT SIX TO SEVEN YEARS ON THE PROPERTY.

I MEAN, WE WERE WORKING ON THIS IN 2015.

AND SO JUST THE PURSUIT COST TO GET THIS TO THE HEARING TONIGHT HAS BEEN VERY SUBSTANTIAL. SO THAT'S WHY WE'RE ASKING FOR THIRTY IN THIS CASE.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU, SIR. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THANK YOU. MAYOR PRO TEM HEDRICK.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. I APPRECIATE THE DIFFICULTIES WITH THIS SITE AND BEING IN THE FLOODPLAIN. BUT THE COMMENT I HAVE ON YOUR SITE PLAN IS GIVEN THE LOCATION OF THE GATE AND THE LOCK. IF SOMEONE PULLS IN THERE AND THEIR UNABLE TO ACCESS THE SITE, THEY WON'T BE ABLE TO TURN AROUND WITHOUT BACKING INTO THE STREET.

AND I WAS WONDERING IF ANY THOUGHT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THAT TO PROVIDE A TURNAROUND SO PEOPLE WON'T HAVE TO BACK UP THEIR LARGE VEHICLE OR A RECREATIONAL VEHICLE BACK ONTO FIRST STREAM. YEAH, I MEAN, IT'S NOT IDEAL.

TYPICALLY, IF SOMEONE'S GOING ALL THE WAY TO THE GATE, THEY'VE ALREADY THERE ALREADY, SO THERE'S ONLY TWO WAYS YOU CAN BECOME A A CUSTOMER.

THERE'S A KIOSK. THERE WOULD BE A POTENTIALLY A KIOSK OUT FRONT WITH THE TECHNOLOGY IF WE INTRODUCE THAT. OTHERWISE IT'S DONE ONLINE.

SO WHEN YOU COME TO THE SITE, YOU'RE NOT LIKE, YOU'RE JUST GOING TO BE LIKE, NOT KNOW WHERE TO GO. YOU MIGHT, I MEAN, INITIALLY, BUT ONCE YOU GET IN, ONCE YOU'RE ALREADY A CUSTOMER, THEN YOU'LL HAVE THE KEY CODE.

WHEN YOU GET THERE, YOU'RE GOING TO IMMEDIATELY GO INTO THE SITE SO YOU'LL HAVE ACCESS TO IT. YEAH. WILL THERE BE SOMEONE POTENTIALLY THAT PULLS IN THERE AND WILL HAVE TO TURN AROUND? THEY WILL.

BUT THE THING IS, THERE'S ALL THOSE PARKING SPACES THAT WERE REQUIRED UP FRONT, ALL THOSE CONVENTIONAL SPACES.

THOSE WILL NEVER BE FULL BECAUSE WE DON'T WE'RE NOT A TRADITIONAL USE.

WE DON'T HAVE CUSTOMERS WITH ONE, ONE CUSTOMER, YOU KNOW, SO ALL THOSE SPACES ARE FULL.

THAT'S EFFECTIVELY WOULD BE OUR TURNAROUND AREA, IS THAT LARGE FOOTPRINT THERE.

SO YOU'RE LOOKING AT AT 50 AND 60 FEET AND THEY'LL FIND A WAY TO TURN AROUND.

AT LEAST I HAVE IN A LARGE VEHICLE BEFORE YOU KIND OF MAKE IT, MAKE IT WORK SO.

I'M A LITTLE SKEPTICAL ABOUT USING THAT AREA THAT CALL A LARGE AREA.

I DON'T I DON'T THINK IT'S VERY LARGE TO TURN AROUND A LARGE VEHICLE LIKE THOSE, BUT I DO APPRECIATE HOW DIFFICULT THE SITE IS AND THAT SMALL ACCESS AREA, YOU HAVE A FIRST STREET.

SO THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. THANK YOU, SIR.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR THE APPLICANT? I SEE NONE. THANK YOU, MR. FISHER. MADAM SECRETARY, I DON'T BELIEVE WE HAVE ANY OTHER SPEAKERS ON THIS ITEM.

WE DO NOT. OK.

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COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH. I THANK YOU, MAYOR.

IF THERE'S NO FURTHER DISCUSSION UNTIL I'M READY TO MAKE A MOTION, WE ARE READY.

MOVE APPROVAL OF ITEMS A AND B, INCLUDING THE PLAN RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SIGNAGE AND THE 30 YEAR SUP.

VERY GOOD. WE HAVE A MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH TO APPROVE THE PLAN AS PRESENTED.

THAT ALSO INCLUDES THE PLANNING COMMISSION AMENDMENTS AND I HAVE A SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER BASS.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? MADAM SECRETARY, IF YOU PREPARE THE VOTE FOR US, PLEASE AND COUNSEL AND DISPLAY THE VOTE, THAT ITEM IS APPROVED EIGHT TO ONE WITH DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM WILLIAMS IN OPPOSITION.

THANK YOU, SIR. WE WILL NOW MOVE ON TO ITEMS 10C AND 10 D, 10C, CONSIDER A SPECIFIC USE

[Items 10C & 10D]

PROVISION RENEWAL REQUEST BY GERALD DEWITT FOR AN EXISTING AUTO SALES USE.

THIS SITE IS LOCATED AT 925 LAVON DRIVE IN DISTRICT EIGHT.

PART D IS CONSIDERED A SITE PLAN.

SAME APPLICANT, SAME ADDRESS.

MAYOR THANK YOU. THIS IS A PROPOSAL TO RENEW A SUP FOR AN EXISTING AUTO SALES USE.

THE CURRENT AUTO SALES USE WAS LAST ISSUED A TEN YEAR SUP BY THE CITY COUNCIL.

THE LOCATION IS 925 LAVON DRIVE, THE APPLICANT AND OWNER IS GERALD DEWITT AND THE ZONING IS INDUSTRIAL, WHICH THE INDUSTRIAL ZONING DISTRICT REQUIRES AN SUP FOR AUTO SALES USE.

HERE'S THE GENERAL LOCATION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY.

NOT TOO FAR FROM THE ONE WE JUST LOOKED AT, AND HERE'S THE SPECIFIC SUBJECT PROPERTY HERE SHOWN OUTLINED IN TEAL.

AGAIN, IT IS AN EXISTING AUTO SALES USE NEAR THE PROPERTY TO REALLY TO THE NORTH AND SOUTH OF THE PROPERTY OR OTHER AUTO ORIENTED USES, INCLUDING AUTO SALES AND AUTO REPAIR.

SIMILAR USES TO THE WEST AS WELL TO THE EAST, OF COURSE, IS LAVON DRIVE, AND ACROSS LAVON DRIVE IS A SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY AS WELL AS A PSYCHIC OFFICE.

THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IDENTIFIES THIS AREA AS URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS, AND WE WENT OVER URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS EARLIER, GENERALLY PREDOMINANTLY RESIDENTIAL, HIGHER DENSITY RESIDENTIAL EXCUSE ME, BUT MAY INCLUDE COMPATIBLE NONRESIDENTIAL USES.

OF COURSE, THIS PROPERTY IS DEVELOPED, AND SO THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTING A RENEWAL OF AN EXISTING USE. THE PHOTO ON THE LEFT IS THE SUBJECT PROPERTY LOOKING FROM LAVON DRIVE AND ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE IS A PROPERTY FURTHER TO THE NORTH.

AUTO REPAIR ESTABLISHMENT BELIEVE THE PROPERTY OF THE WEST IS ACTUALLY THE PSYCHIC OFFICE BUILDING AND ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE IS A PROPERTY FURTHER TO THE SOUTH ALONG THE DRIVE.

THE APPLICANT REQUESTS THE SUP EXTENSION TO BE IN EFFECT FOR A PERIOD OF 20 YEARS.

AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, THE COUNCIL LAST ISSUED AN SUP FOR THIS USE FOR 10 YEARS AND IT HAS EXPIRED.

THE SUP TIME PERIOD GUIDE DOES NOT INCLUDE AUTO SALES, SO THERE'S NO PARTICULAR GUIDE OR RECOMMENDED RANGE FOR THIS PARTICULAR USE, AND NO GDC DEVIATIONS ARE BEING REQUESTED WITH THIS APPLICATION.

STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION IS APPROVAL OF THE REQUEST.

BOTH THE SUP AND PLAN THE CONTINUED USE OF THE PROPERTY FOR AUTO SALES IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE CURRENT SURROUNDING USES AND ZONING.

HOWEVER, LIMITING THE SUP TO NO MORE THAN 10 YEARS PER THE PREVIOUS APPROVAL ALLOWS FOR THE REEVALUATION OF THE SITE SHOULD SURROUNDING LAND USE PATTERNS CHANGE OR WITH INCREASED REDEVELOPMENT EFFORTS, AND THE PLAN COMMISSION'S RECOMMENDATION WAS APPROVAL SEVEN TO ZERO OF THE SUP AND PLAN.

THE PLAN COMMISSION RECOMMENDED A 20 YEAR TIME PERIOD SUP AS REQUESTED BY THE APPLICANT, AND WE MAILED OUT SIXTY FIVE NOTIFICATION LETTERS FOR THIS CASE AND WE RECEIVED A TWO RESPONSES AND THOSE WERE BOTH IN FAVOR.

ONE OF THE RESPONSES WAS THREE PROPERTIES THAT THE INDIVIDUAL OWNS, BUT TWO RESPONSES, BOTH OF THOSE WERE IN FAVOR AND NONE IN OPPOSITION.

AND WITH THAT MAYOR, I'LL INCLUDE MY PRESENTATION.

VERY GOOD. ANY QUESTIONS FOR STAFF ON THIS ITEM? I SEE NONE. AND MADAM SECRETARY, DO WE HAVE A SPEAKER ON THIS ITEM? YES, WE HAVE ONE SPEAKER ON THE ITEM.

IT'S THE APPLICANT, SHANNON DEWITT.

OKAY. MS. DEWITT, IF YOU CAN GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD, PLEASE, YOU'LL HAVE 10 MINUTES TO MAKE A PRESENTATION OR JUST ANSWER QUESTIONS.

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GOOD EVENING, SHANNON DEWITT 3501 DELIA, ROWLETT SEVEN FIVE ZERO EIGHT EIGHT.

AGAIN, I'M SHANNON DEWITT AND I AM TRYING TO REPRESENT THE 925 LAVON DRIVE.

LET ME GIVE YOU A LITTLE BACKGROUND.

MY DAD STARTED THE CAR BUSINESS IN 1970 AND HE WAS DOWNTOWN GARLAND.

HE MOVED OUT TO WHERE HE IS NOW IN 1980, AND THE PROPERTY THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT IS THE OLD DAIRY QUEEN. I DON'T KNOW ANYBODY REMEMBERS WHAT THAT PROPERTY WAS AND WHEN IT WENT DOWN, HE BOUGHT THOSE PROPERTIES.

SO WE OWN THE PROPERTIES TWO PROPERTIES TO THE SOUTH OF US AND WENT TO PROPERTIES TO THE NORTH OF US, YOU KNOW, SO THERE'S NOT ANY ROUND US, LIKE YOU SAID, THAT THERE'S PSYCHIC ACROSS THE STREET, THERE'S A SENIOR LIVING, THERE'S NO REDEVELOPMENT, THERE'S MECHANIC SHOPS AND THINGS LIKE THAT AROUND US.

AND WE ASKED FOR 20 YEAR BECAUSE WE PRIOR HAD WHEN HE BOUGHT THE PROPERTY IN 94, HE GOT A FIVE YEAR, IN 99, HE GOT A TEN YEAR AND IN 2009 HE GOT ANOTHER 10 YEARS.

SO WE'VE HAD 25 YEARS OF SUP'S, SO WE REQUESTED 20 YEARS.

MY DAD MAY NOT BE AROUND THAT LONG.

WE HOPE HE IS, BUT MY BROTHER AND I CONTINUE, WE'D LIKE TO CONTINUE THE BUSINESS ON.

SO THAT'S THE REASON WE'RE ASKING FOR 20 YEAR.

VERY GOOD. LET ME SEE IF WE'VE GOT ANY QUESTIONS FOR THE APPLICANT.

COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH YES, SIR.

NO QUESTIONS. MAYOR JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US FOR AS LONG AS YOU ALL HAVE. WE'VE HAD NO COMPLAINTS FROM NEIGHBORS OR CODE OR ANYTHING ELSE, AND YOU GUYS HAVE ALWAYS KEPT THE PLACE UP AND WE WE APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE.

YEAH, THAT'S ALL. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. THANK YOU. VERY GOOD.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR THE APPLICANT? I WILL SAY I HAVE NONE, NONE SHOWING, BUT I WILL TELL YOU THAT OFTENTIMES I KNOW YOUR FATHER IS KIND OF DEALT IN CLASSIC CARS, ON OCCASION, THERE'S BEEN A FEW CORVETTES THAT HAVE CAUGHT MY EYE ON THE FRONT LOT THERE OVER THE YEARS THAT I'VE HAD TO PUT THE BLINDERS ON AND KEEP DRIVING.

BUT COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH, I'M READY TO MAKE A MOTION.

IF THERE'S NO OBJECTION, I SEE NONE, SIR.

MOVE APPROVAL AS PRESENTED IN LINE WITH THE PLAN COMMISSION'S RECOMMENDATION OF THE 20 YEAR SUP. I HAVE A MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH AND A SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN TO APPROVE THIS ITEM BASED ON PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? MADAM SECRETARY, IF YOU PREPARE THE VOTE, PLEASE.

AND DISPLAY THE VOTE, THAT ITEM IS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

AND THAT WILL MOVE US ON TWO ITEMS, 10 E AND 10 F, 10 E, CONSIDER SPECIFIC USE PROVISION

[Items 10E & 10F]

REQUESTS BY OUR DELTA ENGINEERS INC.

TO EXPAND AN EXISTING ELECTRIC SUBSTATION THAT IS MAINTAINED BY GARLAND POWER AND LIGHT.

THE SITE IS LOCATED AT 2900 AND 3180 ELM GROVE ROAD IN DISTRICT ONE.

10 F IS CONSIDERED A SITE PLAN REQUEST.

SAME APPLICANT, SAME ADDRESS MR. GUERIN. MAYOR AND COUNCIL, THANK YOU! NOT SURE IF MY PRESENTATION IS PULLED UP JUST YET, BUT, HERE WE GO.

THIS IS A PROPOSAL TO EXPAND THE EXISTING ELECTRIC SUBSTATION THAT IS MAINTAINED BY GP&L.

THE SITE IS ON ELM GROVE ROAD AND THE APPLICANT IS R-DELTA ENGINEERS AND THE PROPERTY OWNER IS THE CITY OF GARLAND.

THE ACREAGE IS APPROXIMATELY THREE POINT SEVEN ACRES AND THE ZONING IS AG.

THE AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT REQUIRES AN SUP FOUR ELECTRICAL SUBSTATION USE.

HERE'S THE LOCATION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY LOCATED OUT HERE NEAR THE LANDFILL AREA.

AND HERE IS THE LOCATION MAP, YOU CAN SEE THE EXISTING SUBDIVISION OR EXCUSE ME, SUBSTATION LOCATED HERE.

THE EXPANSION WOULD BE EXPANDED IN THE REAR TOWARDS THIS AREA OF THE PROPERTY, AND THERE IS AN EXISTING ENCORE SUBSTATION LOCATED HERE AND THE COTTONWOOD CREEK SUBDIVISION OR SUBSTATION, EXCUSE ME, THAT WAS APPROVED EARLIER THIS YEAR, LOCATED HERE.

AND SO THE INTENT IS THE THE EXPANSION WOULD ALLOW THE CONNECTION TO THE ENCORE ELM GROVE SUBSTATION AND THE COTTONWOOD CREEK SUBSTATION.

HERE'S SOME PHOTOS OF THE AREA YOU CAN SEE THE EXISTING GP&L SUBSTATION, PARTICULARLY ON THE TOP LEFT PHOTO.

SOME OTHER PHOTOS OF THE AREA.

THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IDENTIFIES THIS AREA AS IT RECOGNIZES IT AS AN OPERATING LANDFILL AND PUBLIC FACILITY, AND THE UTILITY SERVICE PROVIDED BY THIS PROPOSAL IS VALUABLE FOR

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FUTURE DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA.

HERE'S A SITE PLAN SHOWING THE EXPANSION, THE EXISTING GP&L SUBSTATION, OF COURSE, LOCATED OVER HERE, BUT THIS HIGHLIGHTS THE ACTUAL EXPANSION AREA AND THEN DOWN HERE AGAIN AS AN EXISTING ENCORE SUBDIVISION SUBSTATION, HAVING TROUBLE WITH THAT AND THE COTTONWOOD CREEK SUBSTATION AND THE LANDSCAPE PLAN.

THE APPLICANT WOULD BE ADDING SCREENING AND LANDSCAPING AROUND THE PERIMETER, AND IT'S JUST LOCATED ALONG THERE BECAUSE AGAIN, ADJACENT TO THE PROPERTY, HERE IS AN EXISTING SUBSTATION. AND WHILE THE APPLICANT IS AT IT, THERE WILL BE A REPLACEMENT OF SOME OF THE EXISTING LANDSCAPING AROUND THE EXISTING GP&L SUBSTATION.

SOME OF THE LANDSCAPING HAS BEEN IN KIND OF POOR CONDITION, SO THAT WILL BE REPLACED AS PART OF THIS. THE APPLICANT PROPOSES THE SUP TIME PERIOD TO BE IN EFFECT IN PERPETUITY, SO NO TIME PERIOD LIMIT AND NO GDC DEVIATIONS ARE BEING REQUESTED WITH THIS APPLICATION.

AND I SHOULD NOTE THAT THE EXISTING SOUP FOR THE ADJACENT SUBSTATION AND EL SUBSTATION WAS APPROVED WITHOUT A TIME PERIOD LIMIT.

AND STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION IS APPROVAL OF THE SUP AND PLAN, AND THE PLAN COMMISSION RECOMMENDED APPROVAL AS WELL WITH THE SEVEN TO ZERO VOTE.

AND MAYOR, WE MAILED OUT THREE NOTIFICATION LETTERS AND WE DID NOT RECEIVE ANY RESPONSES ON THIS CASE. OK, VERY GOOD, SIR.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR STAFF ON THIS ITEM? I SEE NONE, THANK YOU, SIR, MADAM SECRETARY, SPEAKERS.

YES, FRANK PALMER WITH R-DELTA IS THE APPLICANT REGISTERED TO SPEAK.

SIR, IF YOU CAN GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS, FOR THE RECORD, YOU'LL HAVE 10 MINUTES, EITHER YOU CAN EITHER MAKE A PRESENTATION OR ANSWER QUESTIONS.

CERTAINLY GOOD EVENING, MY NAME IS FRANK PALMER, R-DELTA ENGINEERS 618 MAIN STREET HERE IN GARLAND, YOU KNOW, EXPANSION OF EXISTING USE INTERCONNECTION, MORE LOAD INTO GP&L AND ERCOT SYSTEM.

AND YOU KNOW, I HAD ABOUT THREE MINUTE PRESENTATION HERE SORT OF REHASHING.

I MEAN, WE'VE GOT MORE OF THE SAME AS AN EXPANSION.

WE ARE GOING TO REPAIR SOME OF THE DAMAGED LANDSCAPING WE'RE PUTTING IN A BRAND NEW LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION SYSTEM BECAUSE THE, YOU KNOW, TO EXPAND AS WELL AS REPAIR THE EXISTING IT'S IN POOR CONDITION.

BEYOND THAT, I THINK I'M JUST HERE TO ADDRESS ANY QUESTIONS.

YOU KNOW, IT'S A CRITICAL USE AND, YOU KNOW, AN EXISTING USE OF THIS PROPERTY AND WE'RE THERE AT THE LANDFILL.

SO VERY GOOD, RIGHT? ALL RIGHT. ANY QUESTIONS FOR THE APPLICANT? I SEE NONE. YOU DID A GREAT JOB.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER BASS.

THERE'S THIS IS IN YOUR DISTRICT, I BELIEVE.

GO AHEAD. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

MAY I MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE ITEMS. 10E, THE SUP AND F THE SITE PLAN.

VERY GOOD. I HAVE A MOTION BY COUNCILMEMBER BASS AND A SECOND BY COUNCILMEMBER MORRIS TO APPROVE ITEMS 10 E AND 10 F AS PRESENTED.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? MADAM SECRETARY, IF YOU COULD PREPARE THE VOTE FOR US PLEASE.

AND COUNCIL AND SWAY THE VOTE AND THAT ITEM IS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU, SIR. AND THAT BRINGS US TO ITEMS 10 G AND 10 H, 10 G,

[Items 10G & 10H]

CONSIDER SPECIFIC USE PROVISION RENEWABLE BY AMAR PATEL FOR AN EXISTING HOTEL.

THE SITE IS LOCATED AT 3645 LEON ROAD IN DISTRICT FIVE.

10 H IS CONSIDERED A SITE PLAN.

SAME APPLICANT, SAME ADDRESS.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. JUST LOAD UP THE PRESENTATION HERE.

THIS IS A PROPOSAL TO RENEW AN SUP FOR AN EXISTING HOTEL.

THIS IS THE DAY'S END.

AND LOCATION IS 3645, LEON DRIVE.

THE ACREAGE IS JUST OVER ONE ACRE AND THE ZONING IS INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT, INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT REQUIRES AN SUP FOR LIMITED SERVICES.

THE HOTEL LIMITED SERVICES.

THIS IS THE GENERAL LOCATION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY SHOWN HERE NEAR SOUTH GARLAND AVENUE AND LEON DRIVE.

AND MORE SPECIFICALLY, SHOWN HERE ON THE LOCATION MAP.

IT IS ACCESSED FROM LEON DRIVE.

THE DAYS INN OF COURSE, IT IS EXISTING.

[00:50:01]

THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTING A RENEWAL OF THE SUP, WHICH IS EXPIRED THIS YEAR, AND YOU CAN SEE THE EXISTING BUILDING AND PARKING AREA THERE AND SOUTH GARLAND AVENUE TO THE WEST.

THERE ARE SOME EXISTING INDUSTRIAL USES TO THE EAST, ZONED INDUSTRIAL AND TO THE SOUTH ARE SOME OTHER HOTELS AS WELL.

ONE HOTEL HERE AND THEN ONE FURTHER TO THE SOUTH AND THEN ACROSS SOUTH CAROLINA AVENUE TO THE WEST ARE SOME IMMEDIATELY TO THE WEST SHOWN HERE.

SOME AUTO ORIENTED USES, INCLUDING AN AUTO SALES, AUTO REPAIR AND CAR WASH BUSINESS.

FURTHER TO THE NORTH IS THE FORMER HYPER MART SITE AND FURTHER TO THE SOUTH IS THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IDENTIFIES THIS AREA AS TRANSIT ORIENTED CENTERS.

AND IN ADDITION TO TRANSIT ORIENTED CENTERS, THE SITE IS LOCATED WITHIN THE SOUTH GARLAND AVENUE CATALYST AREA AND IS LOCATED IN A KEY COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR IN GATEWAY TO THE COMMUNITY. HERE'S SOME PHOTOS.

THE DAYS INN IS SHOWN THERE ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE AND ON THE RIGHT IS LOOKING NORTH OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY.

EXISTING INDUSTRIAL USE.

LEFT HAND SIDE IS LOOKING TO THE WEST ACROSS SOUTH GARLAND AVENUE AND THE PHOTO ON THE RIGHT IS LOOKING TO THE EAST AT ANOTHER INDUSTRIAL FACILITY.

THE DAISY DAISY BRAND MANUFACTURER.

HERE'S A SITE PLAN.

THERE ARE NO CHANGES BEING PROPOSED TO THE SITE PLAN BY THE APPLICANT.

THESE ARE EXISTING IMPROVEMENTS, SAME WITH THE LANDSCAPE PLAN SHOWN HERE AND THE BUILDING ELEVATIONS. NO CHANGES THERE.

THE APPLICANT IS IN THE PROCESS OF RENOVATING THE INTERIOR OF THE EXISTING BUILDING BY ADDING FURNITURE, FLOORING AND INTERIOR PAINT.

THE APPLICANT, OF COURSE, WILL BE EXPANDING ON THIS HERE SHORTLY.

WITHIN THE PAST TWO YEARS, THE APPLICANT HAS REPAINTED THE EXTERIOR OF THE BUILDING AND ADDED EXTERIOR LED LIGHTING, AND I BELIEVE IN RECENT YEARS THE APPLICANT IS ADDING SOME PERIMETER FENCING AS WELL TO THE SITE.

THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTING THE EXTENSION TO BE IN EFFECT FOR A PERIOD OF 40 YEARS, WHICH THE SUP ALIGNS WITH THE SUP TIME PERIOD GUIDE THAT IT RECOMMENDS A RANGE OF 30 TO 40 YEARS FOR HOTEL USE, AND NO GDG DEVIATIONS ARE BEING REQUESTED WITH THIS APPLICATION.

STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION IS APPROVAL OF THE REQUEST, THE SUP AND PLAN.

HOWEVER, STAFF RECOMMENDS A SHORTER TIME PERIOD, SUCH AS FIVE YEARS, TO REEVALUATE THE USE AS IT RELATES TO SUPPORTING REDEVELOPMENT EFFORTS IN THE GENERAL AREA.

THE CITY, OF COURSE, EXPECTS REDEVELOPMENT IN THIS GENERAL AREA, GIVEN THE HYPER MART SITE IN THE SIX THIRTY FIVE IMPROVEMENTS.

AND SO THIS IS BASED IN TRYING TO MAKE SURE THE USE ALIGNS WITH THAT VISION AND THOSE FUTURE REDEVELOPMENT EFFORTS.

THE PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDED APPROVAL OF THE REQUEST WITH A SIX TO ONE VOTE.

THE SUP IN PLAN AND THE PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDED A TWENTY FIVE YEAR SUP TIME PERIOD. AND WE MAILED OUT A TWENTY TWO NOTIFICATION LETTERS FOR THIS CASE, AND WE DID NOT RECEIVE ANY RESPONSES.

THANK YOU, SIR. THANK YOU. ANY QUESTIONS FOR STAFF ON THIS ITEM? OH, WELL, I WAS JUST JUST IN CASE I NEED IT.

I SEE NO QUESTIONS, THANK YOU, MADAM SECRETARY SPEAKER.

THE APPLICANT, OMAR PATEL, IS REGISTERED TO SPEAK.

SIR, IF YOU'D COME FORWARD.

AND IF YOU COULD GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS, FOR THE RECORD, YOU'LL HAVE 10 MINUTES TO MAKE YOUR PRESENTATION.

OMAR PATEL, I LIVE AT 2074 AZALEA TRAIL, IRVING, TEXAS 75063.

THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO SPEAK ON THIS OCCASION.

WE ARE ASKING FOR WHAT WILL MATCH THE TWENTY FIVE YEAR REQUESTS FOR THE SUP RENEWAL.

JUST TODAY, I WANTED TO GIVE SOME BACKGROUND AND THEN ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS FOR ANYBODY THAT MAY HAVE ANY.

SO TO GIVE, YOU KNOW, A VERY HIGH LEVEL BACKGROUND, THIS PROPERTY WAS OPENED IN 1998.

WE OBVIOUSLY GOT THIS SUP IN 1995, WHICH IS NOW TWENTY FIVE YEARS OLD.

THIS HAS BEEN OWNED AND MANAGED BY THE SAME OWNERSHIP GROUP.

MY FATHER IS ONE OF THE OWNERS OF THIS PROPERTY.

WE HAVEN'T TRADED HANDS AND ULTIMATELY BEEN A PART OF THIS COMMUNITY FOR THE LAST 25 YEARS TOGETHER.

BECAUSE OF THE STORMS IN FEBRUARY, 2021.

WE DID HAVE SOME MAJOR LEAKS, FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM BUST AND ULTIMATELY THE CLOSURE OF THIS PROPERTY. IT GAVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO ULTIMATELY ADDRESS SOME OF THE ISSUES AT THIS

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PROPERTY, AND I'LL GET INTO THAT A LITTLE BIT.

BUT THE BIGGEST ONE WAS TO ULTIMATELY RENOVATE THE ENTIRE INTERIOR OF THE PROPERTY.

THIS IS A 48 UNIT HOTEL.

TWENTY FOUR ROOMS ARE KING.

TWENTY FOUR ROOMS OR QUEEN QUEEN.

THE PROPERTY IS THE INTERIOR CORRIDOR PROPERTY.

SOME OF THE AMENITIES AT THIS PROPERTY HAS AN OUTDOOR POOL, FITNESS CENTER, LAUNDRY ROOM AND BUSINESS CENTER.

TO GIVE SOME ADDED BACKGROUND.

WE BUILT THIS PROPERTY OR MY FATHER BUILT THIS PROPERTY AND LIKE I SAID IN 1997 1998 FOR $2 MILLION DOLLARS.

A VERY INTERESTING FACT AND SOMETHING THAT THAT, YOU KNOW, I THINK WE'RE VERY PROUD OF IS THAT OUR ON SITE MANAGER HAS BEEN AT THIS PROPERTY SINCE 1998.

SHE IS ALSO A PARTNER IN THIS PROPERTY, SO OBVIOUSLY SHE CARES A LOT ABOUT IT AND SHE'S BEEN WITH THIS PROPERTY FOR TWENTY THREE YEARS.

WE ALSO HAVE THREE HOUSEKEEPERS AT THIS PROPERTY THAT HAVE BEEN AT THIS PROPERTY SINCE REALLY THE LAST 10 TO 18 YEARS.

SO ONE AT TEN YEARS, ONE AT 12 YEARS AND ONE AT 18 YEARS.

SO REALLY, YOU KNOW, TO SUM IT ALL UP, THIS PROPERTY HAS A LONG HISTORY OF STAFF RETENTION, BUT ALSO AS THE NEXT NOTE HERE SAYS, FOR THE LAST TWENTY TWO YEARS, ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE STAFF HAS BEEN RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF GARLAND.

AND I THINK THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY, YOU KNOW, WE'RE EMPLOYING PEOPLE FROM THE CITY OF GARLAND.

SO WITH THAT, YOU KNOW, THIS IS A FAMILY CULTURE TYPE OF PROPERTY, SAME OWNERSHIP, SAME STAFF.

TO KIND OF GO INTO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS WILL KIND OF MENTIONED SOME OF THE THE RECENT UPGRADES WE MADE. BUT JUST TO GIVE YOU A HISTORY, SINCE WE OPENED THE DOORS, WE HAVE INJECTED ONE POINT NINE MILLION DOLLARS INTO THIS PROPERTY, MOST RECENTLY SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS BECAUSE OF THE STORMS. DURING THAT TIME, WE'VE HAD TWO ROOF REPLACEMENTS.

WE'VE HAD TWO MAJOR EXTERIOR RENOVATION JOBS ONE IN 12 AND ONE IN 2018.

AS WILL MENTIONED IN 2018 WE DID A PERIMETER FENCE THAT WAS ULTIMATELY TO DETRACT PEOPLE FROM COMING FROM THE NEIGHBORING PROPERTIES.

BUT ALSO WE ADDED LED LIGHTING TO IMPROVE SECURITY ON THE PROPERTY, AS WELL AS WE IMPROVED THE FA├žADE BY ADDING EXTERIOR PAINT.

SINCE 2000 OR SINCE 1998, WE'VE HAD THREE MAJOR RENOVATIONS.

EACH RENOVATIONS RANGE FROM THREE HUNDRED TO TO THE MOST RECENT SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS. AND LIKE I SAID, THE MOST RECENT IS CURRENTLY GOING ON.

WE REOPENED BACK THE DOORS IN MID-SEPTEMBER AND ULTIMATELY WE'RE BACK TO A LIVE FULLY OCCUPIED PROPERTY.

SOMETHING ELSE I DO WANT TO MENTION IS SECURITY.

SO KIND OF GIVING A BRIEF KIND OF OVERVIEW OF WHAT'S HAPPENED AND REALLY EVERYBODY IN ALMOST EVERY COMMUNITY HAS DEALT WITH THIS.

BUT SINCE COVID BEGAN, WE'VE HAD SOME MAJOR CHALLENGES HERE WITH SECURITY.

WE'VE HAD A LOT OF HOMELESS POPULATION.

WE'VE WORKED WITH THE CITY AND THEIR POLICE DEPARTMENT AND TRYING TO RESOLVE THIS ISSUE.

THIS PROPERTY IS REALLY THE ONLY INTERIOR CORRIDOR PROPERTY IN THIS PARTICULAR AREA, AND BECAUSE OF THE WARMTH OF THE INSIDE, WE ATTRACTED A LOT OF THOSE FOLKS.

YOU KNOW, I THINK THE STORY HERE FROM OUR SIDE IS THAT WE ARE COMMITTED TO BEING A SAFE AND SECURE PROPERTY AND WE HAVE BEEN SINCE 1998.

AND TO THAT, WE ADDED SECURITY IN NOVEMBER 2020 TO PRETTY MUCH MITIGATE SOME OF THAT, THOSE ISSUES, OBVIOUSLY, YOU KNOW, IT WASN'T ALL DONE, BUT YOU KNOW, WE TRIED OUR BEST AND WE STILL ARE TRYING OUR BEST.

YOU KNOW, ULTIMATELY WE SPENT ABOUT SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS IN SECURITY SINCE THAT TIME WHEN THERE WAS A POINT TO WHERE WE WERE ESSENTIALLY MAKING NO MONEY DURING COVID.

THAT MONEY CAME OUT OF THE OWNER'S POCKETS, AND THAT WAS NOT ONLY FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE PROPERTY, BUT ALSO TO THE COMMUNITY.

SO I DO WANT TO MAKE THAT POINT THAT, YOU KNOW, WE DO BELIEVE THAT WE NEED TO ENSURE THAT THIS PROPERTY IS A SAFE PROPERTY, NOT ONLY FOR US, NOT ONLY FOR OUR GUESTS, BUT ALSO FOR THE COMMUNITY. SOME HOTEL ECONOMICS, AND I THINK THIS IS ALSO VERY IMPORTANT, BUT THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN TREMENDOUSLY SUCCESSFUL SINCE IT OPENED ITS DOORS.

HISTORICALLY, WE'VE RUN A SEVENTY THREE PERCENT OCCUPANCY AVERAGE RATE THROUGHOUT THAT TIME HAS BEEN SIXTY TWO DOLLARS.

IN THE HOTEL WORLD WE CALL IT AVERAGE DAILY RATE FOR THE PUBLIC, JUST SO KIND OF WHAT YOU SEE ONLINE. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU GET TYPICALLY ON WEEKDAYS, WE ARE SEVENTY NINE DOLLARS ON

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THE WEEKENDS WE'RE EIGHTY NINE DOLLARS.

WE DO TAILOR OURSELVES FOR THIS ECONOMY, KIND OF ECONOMY, MID SCALE HOTEL.

BUT BECAUSE OF THE INDUSTRIAL NEIGHBORS THAT WE DO HAVE PLUS TRUCKING BUSINESS, THERE'S ALSO SOME FLOW OF CORPORATE BUSINESS.

50 PERCENT OF OUR BUSINESS IS TRADITIONALLY CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL BUSINESS AND GROUP.

SOME OF THE GROUP ASPECTS ARE SOME OF THE SOCCER AND SOFTBALL GROUPS THAT COME INTO TOWN.

THIRTY FIVE PERCENT ARE TRANSIENT BUSINESS, SO THEY COME FROM VARIOUS WEBSITES LIKE EXPEDIA.COM, HOTELS.COM, ET CETERA, AND THEN A SMALL PERCENTAGE ARE WALK IN BUSINESS.

WE REALLY DON'T GET MUCH IN THE WAY OF WALK IN BUSINESS, BUT I WOULD SAY 15 PERCENT IS WALK IN. SINCE 1998, THIS PROPERTY HAS CONTRIBUTED EIGHT HUNDRED AND THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS IN PROPERTY TAXES.

WE'VE CONTRIBUTED EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CITY OCCUPANCY TAX, WHICH I KNOW IS VERY USEFUL IN EVERY CITY.

WE SPENT $2 MILLION DOLLARS IN PAYROLL COSTS, AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, FOR 22 YEARS, THAT FULL $2 MILLION WAS USED ON RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF GARLAND, SOMETHING THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR THE EXTENSION OF THE SUP AND THE FACT THAT, YOU KNOW, FIVE YEARS JUST ISN'T ENOUGH IS THAT THIS PROPERTY CURRENTLY HAS $1.2 MILLION DOLLARS OF DEBT ON IT.

YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE TO REFINANCE IT EVERY YEAR.

BUT WHEN YOU GO TO A BANK TO GET REFINANCING, IF YOU HAVE ONLY A FIVE YEAR LIFE, NOBODY'S GOING TO WANT TO FINANCE YOUR PROPERTY OR YOUR REAL ESTATE.

WE'VE BEEN MEMBERS OF THE GARLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SINCE THIS PROPERTY OPENED.

WE'VE HAD HISTORICAL COMMITMENTS AND WE PLEDGE TO HAVE FUTURE COMMITMENTS TO VARIOUS GARLAND ORGANIZATIONS AND TO KIND OF GIVE EVERYBODY A SUMMARY OF WHAT THE PROPERTY LOOKS LIKE. CURRENTLY, HERE'S THE EXTERIOR THAT WAS REPAINTED A FEW YEARS AGO.

SOME OF THESE ARE THE UPGRADES ON THE INSIDE OF THE BUILDING.

AS YOU CAN SEE, THIS IS THE REGISTRATION LIST, THE LOBBY AND THE CORRIDORS.

COUNCILMAN AUBIN WAS ABLE TO COME SEE THE PROPERTY AS WELL.

SO THESE ARE SOME OF THE GUESTROOM PICTURES FROM THE INTERIOR THAT WERE RECENTLY DONE.

AND WITH THAT, I'LL OPEN IT UP FOR ANY QUESTIONS.

VERY GOOD, SIR. THANK YOU.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR THE APPLICANT? COUNCIL LADY MORRIS.

THANK YOU, MAYOR, AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATION.

JUST ONE QUICK QUESTION ABOUT YOUR ON SITE ARMED SECURITY THAT I BELIEVE YOUR PRESENTATION SAID YOU STARTED THAT LAST NOVEMBER.

IS THAT CORRECT? NOVEMBER 2020. YEAH, NOVEMBER 2020.

OK? IS THAT SOMETHING THAT THAT YOU'RE NOW SEEING AS A PERMANENT FIX, SOMETHING YOU'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO HAVE? OR WAS THAT A SHORT TERM? SO THERE WAS SOME.

I'LL BE VERY TRANSPARENT IN MY ANSWER.

YOU KNOW, FROM NOVEMBER TO FEBRUARY, WE HAD A MAJOR PROBLEM AND ULTIMATELY SECURITY STARTED TO HELP.

BECAUSE THE PROPERTY WAS CLOSED AND FULLY UNOCCUPIED WE RETAINED THE SECURITY SERVICE.

BUT YOU KNOW, THE STORM WAS A BLESSING IN DISGUISE FOR US.

ULTIMATELY, THE BAD CROWD, THE HOMELESSNESS WENT A DIFFERENT DIRECTION AND ULTIMATELY ALLOWED IT TO WEED OUT OF OUR AREA.

IT ALSO ALLOWED THE NEIGHBORING HOTELS TO INCREASE THEIR RATES AND FURTHER PUSH OUT THAT BAD KIND OF FLARE IN BUSINESS.

SO WE OPENED THE DOORS BACK UP ON SEPTEMBER 15TH AND SEPTEMBER 20TH WAS THE LAST DAY OF SECURITY. TODAY, WE HAVE NO SECURITY.

BUT SINCE SEPTEMBER 15TH, WE'VE HAD NO ISSUES.

BUT AGAIN, WE'RE NOT AFRAID TO TAKE THE STEPS TO TAKE THAT BACK ONLINE.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. YEAH.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. THANK YOU, SIR.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. MR. PATEL, THANK YOU. YEAH.

I JUST WANT TO BE CLEAR ABOUT, YOU KNOW, IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, YOU GUYS, YOU ADDED FENCING. YOU HAD LIGHTING.

YOU ALSO HAVE SECURITY CAMERAS.

WE DO. COVERING THE EXTERIOR.

WE HAVE 16 CAMERAS THROUGHOUT THE PROPERTY.

OK? AND YOU'VE BEEN WORKING WITH OUR NPOS AND WHATNOT TO KIND OF TO ADDRESS ANY ISSUES THAT YOU HAVE ONGOING.

YES, SIR. AND IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS, YOU'LL I MEAN, I ASSUME THAT HAVING NEW SECURITY AND HAVING IT HELP THAT IF YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL ISSUES, YOU'RE WILLING TO BRING SECURITY BACK.

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YES.

I UNDERSTAND THAT THE FIVE YEAR IS PRETTY SHORT, BUT I DO UNDERSTAND STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION IS 10 YEARS WORKABLE FOR YOU GUYS? WHAT'S A WORKABLE NUMBER THAT'S NOT TWENTY FIVE YEARS.

YOU KNOW, I MEAN IT'S.

NOT TO PUT IT TOO MUCH ON YOU, BUT I MEAN, I DON'T WANT TO BURDEN YOU GUYS, BUT I UNDERSTAND CONCERNS EXPRESSED BY STAFF AND A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON IN THE AREA.

BY THE SAME TOKEN, THOUGH, I ALSO REALIZE THAT THE INDUSTRIAL PORTION THAT REPRESENTS 50 PERCENT OF YOUR BUSINESS ISN'T GOING ANYWHERE, REGARDLESS OF WHAT HAPPENS ELSEWHERE.

YEAH. AND REGARDLESS OF WHAT HAPPENS IN THE COMMUNITY, YOU KNOW, I THINK THIS PROPERTY, THE OPERATIONS HAVE ULTIMATELY TAILORED ITSELF TO WHATEVER TYPE OF CLIENTELE MIX THAT MAY COME TO THE PROPERTY DAYS INN THE FLAG, THE FRANCHISE SERVES A CERTAIN NICHE AND THIS BEING AN INTERIOR CORRIDOR PROPERTY, THIS PROPERTY HAVING ALL THE CAPITAL COMMITMENTS THAT YOU KNOW THE OWNERSHIP HAS MADE THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, I BELIEVE THAT THIS PROPERTY CAN ADJUST TO ANY SORT OF NEW TYPE OF DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA.

SO TO THAT POINT, I STILL FEEL TWENTY FIVE YEARS IS THE RIGHT AMOUNT, YOU KNOW, EVEN OVER THAT TWENTY FIVE YEAR PERIOD, I'LL EVEN GO AS FAR AS SAYING THAT WE'VE HAD MINOR CODE COMPLIANCE ISSUES THROUGHOUT ALL OF THOSE TWENTY FIVE YEARS.

AND IN ANY TYPE SITUATION WHERE WE DID HAVE A CODE COMPLIANCE ISSUE, THAT ISSUE WAS SOLVED, WHETHER IT WAS MINOR AND MAJOR WITHIN A WEEK.

AND THE HISTORY BOOKS CAN SHOW THAT.

SO, YOU KNOW, I DON'T HAVE A GOOD ANSWER FOR YOU.

I THINK I'M GOING TO KEEP PLEADING FOR TWENTY FIVE YEARS BECAUSE IT'S IT'S IMPORTANT TO US. SO I'M SORRY, I DON'T HAVE A BETTER ANSWER.

OK. OK, THANK YOU, SIR.

IF YOU DON'T GIVE ME A BETTER ANSWER THAN THAT, I'M PROBABLY GOING TO SUGGEST 10.

WELL 20 YEARS THEN. I MEAN, YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND WE HAVE COMMITMENTS TO, YOU KNOW, WYNDHAM HOTELS, THOSE FRANCHISE AGREEMENTS FOR 20 YEARS THAT WAS SIGNED THREE YEARS AGO.

I HAVE LIQUIDATED DAMAGES THAT WE HAVE TO PAY TO THEM.

YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE ONE POINT TWO MILLION DOLLARS OF DEBT.

YOU KNOW, WE'RE GOING TO DO.

AND AGAIN, WE'VE SHOWN THE HISTORY TO YOU KNOW, BE A GOOD CITIZEN OF THE COMMUNITY.

WE'RE GOING TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO ENSURE THAT THAT THE CITY OF GARLAND IS HAPPY WITH US AND OUR PRODUCT.

SO IF YOU WANT A BETTER ANSWER, 20 YEARS.

[LAUGHTER] I UNDERSTAND. OK, THANK YOU, MAYOR.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR THE APPLICANT? I SEE NONE. THANK YOU, SIR.

SORRY I COULDN'T GIVE YOU A BETTER ANSWER.

NO THAT'S ALL RIGHT. COUNCIL MEMBER BASS.

YES, I HAVE A QUESTION FOR STAFF, PLEASE.

OK. THANK YOU.

WILL LOOKING AT THE PROPERTY MAP HERE, I SEE THAT THERE ARE A COUPLE OF OTHER HOTELS JUST SOUTH OF THE DAYS INN.

DO YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR SUP EXPIRATIONS? YES, SIR ONE DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE AN SUP, SO IT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN BUILT BY RIGHT SOME YEARS AGO.

BUT ANOTHER ONE DOES HAVE AN SUP, BUT THAT DOES NOT EXPIRE UNTIL 2029.

OK. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. VERY GOOD.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? COUNCILMAN AUBIN. I BELIEVE WE'VE CLEARED THE QUEUE.

IT'S IN YOUR DISTRICT. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

GO AHEAD, SIR. SORRY. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I WOULD MOVE THAT WE APPROVE BOTH ITEMS WITH AN SUP LENGTH OF 15 YEARS.

OK. I HAVE A MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN ON 10 G THE SUP TO APPROVE THE SUP ON A 15 YEAR TIME PERIOD AND THEN TO APPROVE ITEM 10 H AS PRESENTED.

AND I HAVE A SECOND BY COUNCIL LADY MORRIS.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION.

MADAM SECRETARY, IF YOU COULD PREPARE THE VOTE FOR US, PLEASE.

AND COUNCIL.

AND DISPLAY THE VOTE.

AND THAT ITEM IS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU, SIR. THAT WAS OUR LAST ZONING CASE FOR THE EVENING.

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ITEM 11 IS CITIZEN COMMENTS, MADAM SECRETARY, I BELIEVE WE HAD A SPEAKER SIGNED UP, BUT I

[11. Citizen comments.]

THINK THEY HAVE LEFT.

IS THAT? THAT'S CORRECT.

OK. DO WE HAVE ANYONE ELSE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK? NO. WE HAVE NO ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS.

OK? IS THERE ANYONE PRESENT WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL? SEEING NONE.

AND SO THAT BRINGS US TO ITEM 12.

AT 8:10, WE ARE ADJOURNED.

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.