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HELLO? HEY,

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IT'S 7 0 3 AND I

[Parks and Recreation Board Meeting on November 3, 2021.]

CALLED THIS MEETING OF THE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD TO ORDER.

UH, FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS IS APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

DO I HAVE A MOTION MOTION FROM MOLLY A SECOND.

SECOND FROM DAVID MOREHEAD, ALL IN FAVOR.

AYE.

ALL OPPOSED.

MOTION CARRIES ITEMS FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION, CONSIDER FEE EXEMPT STATUS ENCLAVE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION TO LEE WILLIAMS PRESENTING.

SO THIS IS A STANDARD REQUEST THAT, UH, I HAVE BROUGHT THESE TYPES OF REQUESTS BEFORE THE BOARD BEFORE, BUT ENCLAVE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION IS REQUESTING THE EXEMPTION STATUS, WHICH WOULD ALLOW THEM TO UTILIZE ANY OF THE RECREATION CENTERS BASED ON SPACE AVAILABILITY.

AND DURING OUR OPEN OPERATING HOURS, UH, TO CONDUCT THEIR, UH, NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETINGS, UM, THEY, IF THEY CHOOSE TO UTILIZE THE BUILDING AFTER HOURS, THEY WOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR IT.

SO THIS WOULD BE FOR DURING OUR OPERATING HOURS AND THEY WOULD LIKE ULTIMATELY TO USE HOLFORD BECAUSE THAT'S CLOSEST TO THEIR, UM, THAT'S CLOSEST RECREATION CENTER FOR THAT NEIGHBORHOOD, BUT THEY ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THEY, IF HOLFORD IS NOT AVAILABLE, THEY DO HAVE THE ABILITY TO USE ANOTHER REC CENTER IF THEY SO CHOOSE.

AND I CAN ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS IF ANYBODY HAS ANY, WE SPOKE AT LENGTH ABOUT THIS IN THE COMMITTEE MEETING, AND I THINK THEY ONLY MEET ONCE A YEAR ACCORDING TO THEIR BYLAWS.

UH, AND I LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION THAT WE, UH, LET THE ENCLAVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION GET THE EXEMPTIONS, THE STATUS, AND WE HAVE A MOTION BY DON KERNER.

DO I HAVE A SECOND? THEY HAVE A SECOND SECOND BY JONATHAN FERGUSON.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? OKAY.

ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

AYE.

ANYBODY OPPOSED? THE MOTION CARRIES.

THANKS.

NEXT ITEM.

CONSIDERED RECOMMENDATIONS CHAPTER FIVE, PARKS AND RECREATION ORDINANCE UPDATES.

MR. .

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

UH, THANK YOU.

PARKS MEMBERS.

UH, SO WE'VE MET WITH THE POLICIES, UH, COMMITTEE, UH, PRIOR TO THIS MEETING TO GO OVER SOME, UH, ADDITIONS AND CHANGES TO OUR, TO A CHAPTER 25 OF THE GARLAND CODE OF ORDINANCES, WHICH IS THE ONE THAT SPECIFICALLY COVERS PARKS AND RECREATION.

UH, THE FIRST ONE WAS COVERED THE DOG PARK.

UH, WHEN THE DOG PARK WAS PUT INTO SERVICE, THERE WAS A SET OF RULES THAT WERE, UM, PUT TOGETHER.

UM, BUT THEY WERE NEVER ALL FULLY CODIFIED.

AND SO WHAT WE DID IS WE WENT BACK AND ACTUALLY FOUND THAT SOME OF THE RULES WERE CODIFIED, BUT THEY WERE UNDER ANIMAL SERVICES AND THEN OTHERS, UH, WE DID CODIFY, WE BUNDLED ALL OF THOSE INTO ONE NEW SECTION WITHIN CHAPTER 25, UM, THAT GOVERNS ALL OF THE RULES WITHIN THE DOG PARK.

THE ONLY REAL CHANGE FROM THE RULES THAT WERE PRESENT TO THE NEW ONES IS THE, UM, AGE REQUIREMENTS.

UH, THE OLD PARK RULES ACTUALLY SAID THAT ANYBODY UNDER THE AGE OF 12 WAS NOT ALLOWED IN THE DOG PARK.

OBVIOUSLY THAT WAS A LITTLE FAR-FETCHED.

AND SO WHAT THAT GOT CHANGED TO IS ANYBODY THAT'S UNDER THE AGE OF 12 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT, BUT ALL OF THE OTHER RULES, UH, STAYED THE SAME.

THEY'RE JUST NOW CODIFIED.

AND WE'LL BE WORKING WITH ANIMAL SERVICES AND PD ON ENFORCEMENT AND EDUCATION OF PARK OF DOG PARK USERS ON WHAT'S THE CORRECT NUMBER TO CALL IF THEY HAVE AN ISSUE, HOW TO HANDLE AND RESOLVE ISSUES ON SITE.

UM, THOSE TYPES OF THINGS.

WE'VE HAD A LONG, A LOT OF CONVERSATIONS WITH OUR, UM, OVER THE DIRECTOR OF ANIMAL SERVICES ON AND, UM, THEY'RE VERY ON BOARD AND THEY WANT THE DOG PARK TO BE AS SUCCESSFUL AS WE DO.

AND SO, UH, THEY'VE BEEN A GREAT PARTNER.

AND SO THAT'S THE FIRST ONE.

SO WE'LL START THERE.

AND IF ANYBODY HAS ANY QUESTIONS ON THE DOG PARK SECTION, I WILL ANSWER THOSE FIRST MOLLY BISHOP.

UM, I HAVE A QUESTION ON THE AGE.

YOU SAID THAT THEY HAVE TO BE 12 TO BE THERE AS THAT.

NO, IF, IF THEY'RE UNDER, IF THEY'RE 12 OR UNDER, THEY NEED TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

THE, THE OLD RULE ACTUALLY HAD ANYBODY UNDER 12 WAS NOT ALLOWED, WHICH WE THOUGHT WAS FUNNY.

SO WE WANTED TO CHANGE OFF YOUR DAYCARE THERE, YOU CAN'T DROP OFF YOUR DAYCARE.

YOU CAN'T DROP YOUR TWELVE-YEAR-OLD OFF WITH YOUR DOG AND THEN GO DO SOMETHING ELSE.

NO, UH, AND YOU MUST BE 16 YEARS OF OLD TO HANDLE A DOG IN THE PARK OR BE IN THE PARK, CORRECT? NO, YOU COULD BE IN THE PARK.

UH, IF YOU'RE OVER THE AGE OF 12 AND THE RE THE REASON FOR THE AGE LIMIT PIECE OF IT IS BECAUSE YOU DO HAVE BIG DOGS IN THERE AND THEY CAN JUMP UP ON PEOPLE.

SO THE THOUGHT PROCESS IS YOU CAN HAVE A 13 OR 14 YEAR OLD AND THEY CAN'T HANDLE A DOG, BUT IF YOU HAD SOMEBODY LET'S SAY THAT WAS THERE

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WATCHING THEIR, THEIR, YOU KNOW, BROTHER PLAYED BASEBALL AND THEY WANTED TO GO IN AND RUN AROUND WITH THE DOGS.

THEY COULD, AND NOT, NOT BE FEAR OF BEING JUMPED ON AND HURT, BUT 12 AND UNDER THEY'RE SMALL.

SO THEY MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN APPARENT BY AN ADULT SO THAT THERE IS THAT SUPERVISION THAT'S IN THERE WITH THEM.

THAT MAKES SENSE.

OKAY.

DO WE WANT TO VOTE ON THESE SEPARATE OR WE OWN PHONED ON THEM TOGETHER.

THAT'S UP TO YOU, SIR.

OKAY.

MR. CARTER, DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING? OH, DID I JUST HAVE THAT LOOK? I WAS GOING TO WAIT.

DO WE HAVE TO WAIT? DO WE HAVE THE MOTION? YES.

THE AGENDA.

I THINK FOR YOU TO ASK A QUESTION ON EVERY ITEM, TWO QUESTIONS, BUT HE CAN'T COUNT.

WHERE'S THIS LITTLE TALLY BOARD.

OKAY.

I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS CHAPTER 25 WITH THE AMENDED PETITION FOR THE DOG PARK.

OKAY.

I'LL SECOND THAT EMOTION FROM DON KERNER A SECOND FROM JERRY CARTER.

IS THERE ANY MORE DISCUSSION? OKAY.

ALL IN FAVOR.

NOW, NOW I HAVE A QUESTION.

ONE QUESTION.

IT HAS TO BE, THE MOTION HAS TO BE PUT ON THE FLOOR FOR US TO BE ABLE TO HAVE A DISCUSSION.

OKAY.

HAVE A DISCUSSION.

OH, THERE YOU GO.

BUT THIS DISCUSSION, NOT EXACTLY ABOUT THAT, BUT I THINK THIS HAS BEEN AN OPPORTUNITY.

HOW, HOW HAS THIS DOG PARK WORKING WHEN PEOPLE DON'T HEAR ABOUT THIS MUCH? IS IT DOING WHAT THE CITY EXPECTED AND ARE WE HANDLING THE ISSUES, UH, IN A TIMELY MANNER FOR FOLKS? UH, YES, SIR.

BRIEFLY.

YEAH.

NO.

I THINK THAT THIS DOG PARK HAS BEEN A HUGE SUCCESS WITH THE USERS THAT ARE THERE, YOU KNOW, LIKE ANY NEW PARK, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A COUPLE OF ISSUES HERE AND THERE, BUT I THINK WE'VE ADDRESSED THOSE VERY QUICKLY, THE DOG PARKS, BUT LESS THAN TWO YEARS OLD.

UM, AND SO THE FACT THAT WE'RE MAKING THESE CHANGES AND WITH SOME ADDITIONAL SIGNAGE THAT'S GOING OUT THERE THAT, UH, WE'RE ADDRESSING THESE ISSUES VERY QUICKLY AND, AND MAKING IT A GREAT PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO USE.

AND, UM, BY THE NUMBER OF USERS THAT I SEE OUT THERE, IT'S BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL.

CONSIDERABLE CONSIDERABLE NUMBER OF USERS.

YES, SIR.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

UM, THE SECOND, UH, CHANGE IS TO OUR PARK HOURS.

UM, AND SO WHAT WE HAVE CURRENT PARK HOURS ARE, ARE TILL 6:00 AM TO 12:00 PM.

YES, SIR.

I'M SORRY.

WE HAVE, WE HAVE A MOTION ON THE FLOOR.

OH, YOU'RE RIGHT.

I JUMPED AHEAD OF YOUR BOAT.

I APOLOGIZE.

OKAY.

ALL IN FAVOR.

SAY AYE.

AYE.

ALL OPPOSED.

OKAY.

THE MOTION ON THE DOG PARK CARRIES YOU THINK YOU MIGHT BE THE LAST PERSON TO JUMP OVER A VOTE.

YOU USUALLY, I ALWAYS AM MAKING SURE THE VOTES GET DONE.

I'M JUST SO EXCITED ABOUT RULES RIGHT THERE.

I'M JUST SO GLAD I DIDN'T BRING MY PEOPLE IN THAT.

SO THE SECOND ONE THAT WE, WE LOOKED AT WHERE OUR PARK HOURS, SO CURRENT PA PARK HOURS ARE SIX TO MIDNIGHT.

UM, WHAT WE HAVE PRE, UM, PRESENTED IS THAT FOR ALL OF OUR PARKS, THAT THE HOURS WOULD GO FROM 6:00 AM TO 10:00 PM WITH A COUPLE EXCEPTIONS.

UM, AND 10:00 PM IS FOR A NEIGHBORHOOD PARK, ESPECIALLY THAT THAT'S A GOOD TIME FOR PARKS TO CLOSE.

THE EXCEPTIONS ARE IN ONE OF THE ADDITIONS THAT WE PUT INTO, UH, THE CHANGES FROM THE ORIGINAL, UM, DRAFT THAT YOU SAW OR ANY, ANY ATHLETIC FIELDS.

SO THAT WOULD BE CARTER SOFTBALL, OR WINNERS SOFTBALL, OR OUR CRICKET FIELDS, OR, UM, SOCCER THAT THOSE WOULD REMAIN THOSE ATHLETIC FIELDS.

AND THEN THE ASSOCIATED PARKING LOTS AROUND THEM WILL, WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT.

UH, SO THAT ALLOWS FOR LATE NIGHT LEAGUE GAMES AND PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO GET OUT WITHOUT CAUSING ANY, ANY ISSUES.

THE OTHER EXCEPTION WE LOOKED AT ARE NATURAL AND OPEN SPACES WHERE WE'VE HAD SOME, SOME ISSUES LIKE SPRING CREEK PRESERVE AND SPRING CREEK FOREST PRESERVE, UH, IN WIND SURF BAY AND THE NEW HOURS FOR THOSE ARE GOING TO BE LABELED FROM DUSK TILL 30 DAWN, TILL 30 MINUTES AFTER DUSK, UH, IS, IS HOW THE CITY ATTORNEY CAME BACK AND WANTED THAT VERBIAGE READ.

UM, SO THOSE ARE THE PARK HOURS, THE OTHER ONES, OR PARK SOME PARKING ISSUES THAT WE'VE HAD WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PARKING SPECIFICALLY AT HEALTH PARK, FROM NAME AND SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL AND OUTSIDE OF THE ANNEX AT CENTRAL PARK FROM GARLAND HIGH SCHOOL.

AND SO THERE IS A PROVISION IN THERE THAT ANYWHERE THAT WE ERECT A SIGN IN THOSE TWO PARKS THAT SAYS THREE HOUR MINIMUM, THAT THOSE PARKS MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, WE'LL HAVE A THREE HOUR MINIMUM PARKING.

AND WE WILL ENFORCE THAT, UM, VERY HEAVILY AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH SCHOOL YEAR WITH THE MARSHALL'S OFFICE, TO BE ABLE TO DRIVE HOME THAT THIS IS NOT A PLACE FOR YOU TO PARK WHERE YOU GO TO SCHOOL.

UM, AND WE WILL WORK WITH THE DISTRICT TO LET THEM KNOW THAT THIS IS COMING, WE'LL DO WARNINGS THE FIRST WEEK, AND THEN WE'LL START TOWING KIDS.

AND THAT SHOULD GET THE WORD OUT REALLY, REALLY QUICKLY THAT THESE ARE

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NOT, UM, OVERFLOW PARKING FOR THEM TO PARK BECAUSE THEY CAN'T PARK IN THEIR SCHOOL PARKING LOT.

SO THOSE ARE THE TWO MAIN SECTIONS THAT CHANGED IN OUR, UM, FOR PARKING AND FOR PARK HOURS.

AND I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

I THINK YOU MEANT TO SAY THREE, OUR MAXIMUM THREE HOUR MAXIMUM.

YOU'RE CORRECT.

IT'S BEEN A LONG DAY.

WE'LL KEEP IT LONG FOR QUESTIONS.

YEAH.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

UM, I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE VERBIAGE THAT THE LAWYERS ARE RECOMMENDING TO USE.

UH, ONE THAT IF IT'S SOMETHING THAT IS EASY TO UNDERSTAND BY THE USERS, IT'S GOING TO CAUSE ANY TROUBLE, UM, I O W OR WHY WE CANNOT USE AN, A SPECIFIC TIME ON THE HOUR, THE ACTUAL HOUR, 10:00 PM, OR EIGHT 30, WHATEVER IT IS MORE CONVENIENT IN EACH PART IS, IS IT INTENTIONALLY VAGUE? IS WHAT, NO, IT'S NOT INTENTIONALLY VAGUE IT'S INTENTIONALLY, SO THAT IT DOESN'T HAVE, YOU DON'T HAVE, BECAUSE YOU'RE DUSK AND YOUR DAUGHTER, YOUR SON UP, AND YOUR SON DOWN CHANGES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

AND SO IT'S INTENTIONAL THAT IT, WE DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A REALLY LONG ORDINANCE TO SYNC UP WHAT THE CALENDAR.

SO WHETHER WE USE SUN UP OR SUN DOWN OR DUSK TO DAWN, I DON'T THINK WE HAVE A, THEY HAVE A REALLY A CARE EITHER WAY, IF YOU HAVE A PREFERENCE AND WOULD LIKE TO RECOMMEND SET UP THE SUNDOWN OR 30 MINUTES AFTER SUNDOWN, UM, WE CAN DEFINITELY BRING THAT BACK TO THEM, BUT IT'S REALLY IT'S KEPT THAT WAY.

SO THAT THERE'S, THAT, THAT TIME PIECE IN THERE TO BE ABLE TO TRACK.

I JUST LIKED THE COMMENT THAT WAS MADE EARLIER IN THE DISCUSSION THAT YOU CAN DEFINE DAWN, YOU CAN FIND SUN UP AND SUNRISE, YOU CAN DEFINE SUNRISE AND SUNSET, BUT YOU CAN'T SEEM TO DEFINE THAT.

UM, DON, WELL, THIS SAYS SUNSET.

I KNOW W THE DISCUSSION HAD EARLIER WAS DIFFERENT.

YEAH.

YEAH.

SO WE'LL GO BACK WITH THAT, THAT WE WANT IT TO BE SEWN UP IN SUN SUNSET, AND THAT, THAT IS THERE.

AND THEN WE'LL WORK WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GET THAT IN THERE FOR THE USERS TO UNDERSTAND.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

UM, SO NUMBER ONE, I THINK IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE SPRING SPRING CREEK PARK PRESERVE, AND NUMBER TWO SHOULD BE SPRING CREEK FOREST PRESERVE, JUST TO KIND OF GET THE LINGO THAT'S IN THIS, UH, YOU'RE, YOU'RE LOOKING AT, IF YOU WERE LOOKING AT THE NEW DRAFT THAT WE, I SAY, OH, OKAY, WELL, I DIDN'T HAVE THE, YEP.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

THE ONES THAT THEY HANDED OUT.

OKAY.

AND ANOTHER COPY, OR THAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT EARLIER ON, HE HAD A DIFFERENT COMPANY, BUT THIS, THE COPY THAT'S IN HERE IS THE OLD COPY.

I HAVE PRESENTED A, UM, COPY TO THE COMMITTEE THAT HAD A COUPLE OF CHANGES ON IT.

SO IF YOU CAN SEND IT OUT THE NEW COPY TO THE BOARD, THAT'D BE GOOD.

UM, AND I PRESUME DID YOU ADD THE, THE ADDRESSES IN FOR THOSE? OKAY.

WE ADDED THE, I TALKED ABOUT THAT.

AND, UM, SO, SO I KNOW THAT, UH, YOU, I DID A POLL ON OUR WEB, UH, FACEBOOK GROUP FOR THE SPRING CREEK.

AND, UM, SO WE GET SOME PEOPLE THAT GO IN EARLY, LIKE BEFORE SIX, BECAUSE THEY WANNA WALK BEFORE THEY GO TO WORK.

BUT I PRESENT REALLY, THIS IS MOSTLY TO TAKE CARE OF NIGHTTIME PEOPLE.

YEAH.

SO THERE'S SOME FLEXIBILITY.

YEAH.

AND, UM, OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? SO THIS IS GOING TO BE TABLED AGAIN, TILL THE NEXT MEETING.

CAN WE FIX THOSE FEW CHANGES? NO, I THINK YOU CAN, UH, APPROVE IT WITH THE ADDITIONS THAT, THAT THE COMMITTEE LOOKED AT BEFOREHAND, LIKE AMENDMENT AS AN AMENDMENT.

ALL RIGHT.

CAN I MAKE A MOTION? AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE MOLLY ONE THAT I'M LOOKING AT, WHAT HE JUST GAVE ME.

THE SECTION NUMBERS ARE DIFFERENT.

AM I LOOKING AT THE WRONG THING? SECTION 25.15 PARK HOURS, AND THEN THAT IN THE OLD ONE, IT'S 25.36.

SO IT'S CHANGING TO 25.15.

SO THE PARK HOURS ARE GOING AHEAD OF MOLLY.

MAYBE YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE DOG PARK.

SO THE DOG PARK HAS AFTER THE, IT PROBABLY GOES AT THE END CAUSE IT'S A NEW REG.

AND THEN THE DOG PARK DOES HAVE ITS OWN HOURS RIGHT.

WITHIN ITS OWN SECTION.

EXCUSE ME.

OKAY.

CAN I MAKE A MOTION NOW? WE HAVE DON KERNER.

CAN YOU, I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION THAT WE ACCEPT THE LATEST VERSION OF THE PARK HOURS IN SECTION 25.15 AND 33.49 IS PRINTED IN THE MOST RECENT, UH, PAPERWORK HERE.

YES.

I GUESS YES.

WITH THE AMENDMENT

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OF REALIZE WHAT VERBIAGE WILL BE MO WE'RE ON THAT ONE.

YEAH.

THE MOST RECENT ONE SAYS SUNSET.

AND IT HAD ADDRESSES THAT YOU ASKED FOR.

YEP.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

WHAT I WILL SAY GONE THEN.

OKAY.

YOU GOT A SECOND FROM KENYA.

THAT'S NOT OKAY.

UH, ANY DISCUSSION, EVERYBODY IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

AYE.

ANYBODY OPPOSED? MOTION CARRIES.

SO WHAT KENYA? UM, SO NEXT STEPS WILL BE I'LL, I'LL TAKE THESE CHANGES BACK TO THE CITY ATTORNEY AND THEY WILL GIVE US A FINAL DRAFT.

ONCE WE HAVE THE FINAL DRAFT, I'LL SEND IT OUT TO THE ENTIRE BOARD AND THEN THAT WILL BE PASSED ON TO COUNSEL FOR, WITH YOUR RECOMMENDATION.

AND ONCE THEY APPROVE IT, THEN WE WILL MOVE FORWARD WITH CHANGING OUT SIGNS AND CHANGING EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE REST OF OUR LITERATURE.

SO, SORRY.

I MEAN, THE MAIN THING IS TO GET IT TO COUNCIL, GET IT ON THE BOOKS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

OKAY.

NEXT ITEM, GARLAND PARKS FOUNDATION, HEAVY THE CHAIRMAN TODAY.

WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO SHARE WITH, WITH ALL OF YOU.

OKAY.

THANKS.

NEXT MEETING.

OKAY, EXCELLENT.

UM, I DID WANT TO MENTION THAT MARGARET, UM, LOST HER DAD.

WAS IT LAST WEEKEND? A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO.

OH, MARGARET.

SO, UM, ANYWAYS, WHERE DOES HE KNOW? THAT WAS VERY HARD, I THINK FOR HER AND, AND EXPECTED IN EVERYTHING THAT GOES WITH THAT.

UM, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR SHARING.

SHE WORKED WITH HER DAD BECAUSE I HAD SEEN IT FLASH MY SOCIAL MEDIA MARCY.

OKAY.

SHE HAS A SINGLE WORD.

OKAY.

YES, YOU CAN JUST, ALL RIGHT, GREAT.

THANK YOU.

UM, VERBAL BRIEFING, AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT UPDATE.

SO I THINK IS GOING TO PULL UP A SLIDE FOR Y'ALL TO LOOK AT, AND WE'LL RUN THROUGH A FEW OF THESE PROJECTS WITH YOU GUYS.

UM, WHILE HE'S PULLING THAT UP.

I THINK THE BIGGEST POINT THAT THAT ANDY WANTED TO MAKE, AND IT'S A REALLY GOOD POINT OF THE ROUGHLY $53.5 MILLION THAT THE CITY OF GARLAND RECEIVED FROM AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACTS COUNCIL WAS, WAS GRACIOUS ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO COMMIT 32 AND A HALF MILLION TO PARK PROJECTS.

SO THAT SPEAKS A LOT, UH, I THINK IN TERMS OF, OF NOT ONLY THE NEED THAT IS HERE, BUT ALSO, YOU KNOW, THE PROGRESS THAT, THAT THE OVERALL TEAM HAS MADE MOVING THE PROJECTS THAT WE'VE HAD SO FAR FORWARD, UM, TO BE ABLE TO, TO ADD TO IT.

AND SOME OF THESE PROJECTS ARE TO COVER GAPS IN FUNDING OF PROJECTS THAT FELL SHORT, AND THEN SOME OF THEM ARE BRAND NEW PROJECTS.

AND SO, UM, THE FIRST ONE WERE, WAS THE ADDITIONAL RESTROOMS AT GATEWOOD AND EMERY PARK.

THESE ARE TWO PARKS THAT DESPERATELY NEED RESTROOMS. UH, IF YOU THINK ABOUT GATEWOOD, THERE'S REALLY NOT A RESTROOM ALL ALONG DUCK CREEK TRAIL UNTIL YOU GET TO CENTRAL PARK.

SO THAT'S GOING TO BE A, AND THERE ALREADY HAS A PAVILION.

SO THAT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT ADDITION, UM, THERE, AND THEN WITH, AT EMERY PARK, WITH THE ADDITION OF THE NEW SPLASH PAD, UM, IT'S GOING TO BE GREAT HAVING A RESTROOM THERE.

SO I'M SURE DELOITTE WILL BE HAPPY THAT THE WET KIDDOS AREN'T RUNNING INSIDE HER REC CENTER ALL DAY TO BE ABLE TO USE THE RESTROOM.

SO, UM, BEING ABLE TO ADD THOSE TWO ADDITIONAL RESTROOMS ARE GOING TO BE GOING TO BE FANTASTIC.

UM, CENTRAL PARK WALKING TRAIL, THIS IS A, A FANTASTIC ONE THAT, SO I KNOW THIS ONE WAS HIGH ON COUNCIL MEMBER MORRIS'S LIST, AND THIS IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO CONNECT THE TRAIL.

THAT'S GOING TO RUN ALONG THE CREEK AND THEN MAKE CONNECTIONS ALL AROUND CENTRAL PARKS.

YOU'LL HAVE A TRUE LOOP.

UM, AT CENTRAL PARKS, THIS HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING.

THIS'LL BE A FANTASTIC AMENITY.

AND AS, AS, AS YOU ALL KNOW THAT CONNECTS DOWN, UH, WE'LL EVENTUALLY GO UNDERNEATH THE TRAIN TRESTLE AND THEN CONNECT DOWN INTO RICK OWN PARK AND REALLY STARTS TO COMPLETE THAT TRAIL NETWORK.

AND IT'S JUST GOING TO BE GORGEOUS WHEN IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE, UM, HOLFORD PORT, UH, PARK SPORTS COURTS.

THIS IS DIRECTLY TO THE EXPANSION OF THE HOLFORD, UM, THE, THE NEW REC CENTER AND SWIMMING POOL THAT IS GOING THERE.

AND WITH THAT, THAT NEW REC CENTER, UH, TO BE ABLE TO ADEQUATELY PARK IT, UNFORTUNATELY THE CURRENT SPORTS COURTS THAT ARE THERE, UM, ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GO AWAY AND THERE WASN'T ROOM IN THAT, IN THE BUDGET TO BE ABLE TO REPLACE THOSE.

SO THIS IS GOING TO ALLOW US TO BE ABLE TO, UM, REPLACE THE TWO, THE TWO BASKETBALL COURTS AND ROUGHLY FOUR PICKLEBALL COURTS THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE THERE, UM, WHEN THAT PROJECT GETS DONE.

SO, SO THIS IS, UH, THIS IS, UH, UH, I THINK A REAL WIN AND, AND A BIG ASSET TO THAT PARK AND WE DIDN'T WANT TO LOSE IT.

SO WE'RE NOT, THIS WILL ALLOW US NOT TO HAVE TO LOSE IT

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AND BE ABLE TO SEPARATE THEM A LITTLE BIT SO THAT YOU DON'T HAVE THE BASKETBALL GUYS THROWING THEIR BALL INTO THE, WELL, I THINK THAT'S STILL UNDER THE, THE, THE DESIGN PIECE, BUT FROM WHAT I, WHAT ANDY HAD MENTIONED, YEAH, THERE'S GONNA, THEY'RE GOING TO BE SEPARATED.

YOU KNOW, ONE THING THAT THERE MAY NOT BE ENOUGH MONEY FOR US TO PUT SHADE THERE, HOPEFULLY THERE IS, BUT, YOU KNOW, IF THERE'S NOT, THERE MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO BE SHADE THERE.

UM, BUT I THINK THAT THE PLAN WOULD BE TO SEPARATE THEM AT LEAST MORE THAN THEY'RE SEPARATED NOW, WHICH IS NOT, WHICH IS NOT WELL, WE'RE USING A BASKETBALL COURT FOR PICKLEBALL.

SO THESE WILL BE TRUE PICKLEBALL COURTS TO BEGIN WITH WOULD BE GREAT.

UM, I'LL LET THE LEE MENTION THE WHOLE BALL REC CENTER THROUGH, OR AS WE HAVE BEEN GOING THROUGH THE HALL BALL RECREATION CENTER DESIGN, UM, WE HAD SOME DIFFERENT DESIGN OPTIONS IN, IN OUR EARLY DISCUSSIONS BEFORE THIS BECAME AN OPTION.

AND BEFORE COUNCIL WAS SO GRACIOUS TO BE ABLE TO, UM, GIVE US THIS ADDITIONAL FUNDING, THE DESIGN OPTION THAT WE REALLY LIKED WAS GOING TO END UP BEING AN ADULT.

AND SO, UM, WE'RE HOPING THEN AS LONG AS CONSTRUCTION COSTS AND, AND PRICES OF EVERYTHING, WE'LL JUST AT LEAST EVEN OUT, UM, THAT BASED ON OUR COST ESTIMATES, WE'LL BE ABLE TO GO WITH OUR ORIGINAL INTENT AND NOT HAVE TO MAKE IT AN ADULT ONTO THE PROJECT.

WHAT, WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT? WHAT ARE YOU YOU'RE IN OUR ORIGINAL INTENT? WAS THAT THE, SO WITH THE ADDITION OF THE GYM, AND BECAUSE WE'RE SHARING THAT SPACE WITH THE LIBRARY, THERE ARE ONLY CERTAIN WAYS WE CAN GO WITH THE GYM BECAUSE THE GYM IS A MASSIVE SPACE.

AND SO CURRENTLY WHEN YOU WALK INTO I'M TERRIBLE DIRECTION, BUT WHEN YOU WALK INTO BALL, YOU ARE HEADING NORTH.

OKAY.

SO WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS RELOCATE THAT ENTRANCE.

SO IT WILL BE PART OF THE PLAZA AREA AND CONNECT IT MORE CONNECTIVITY, MORE WITH, OH, OH, DON'T PANDER TO HIM CREATE A PILL.

UM, BUT YOU'LL GO THROUGH THE PLAZA.

SO IT WON'T BE AS SEPARATED FROM THE REST OF THE, UM, SITE DESIGN, AS WELL AS ALLOW THAT CONTROL DESK TO BE ABLE TO SEE AND HEAR MORE OF HOW WE'RE HAVING TO DESIGN THE BUILDING SO THAT IT WON'T BE ABLE TO FULLY COMPLETELY SEE THE GYM, BUT THEY WILL AT LEAST BE ABLE TO HEAR DOWN THE HALL IF SOMETHING'S GOING WRONG, COMPARED TO WHERE THE CONTROL DESK IS.

RIGHT.

I'LL DELAY.

I WENT OUT THERE, I WENT OUT THERE BEFORE WE VOTED, UH, TO RECOMMEND THIS, UH, TO GO FOR THE PUBLIC VOTE.

AND I WENT IN, I TALKED TO THE, TO THE LADY THAT WAS THERE.

I WALKED AROUND TO HAVE A GOOD, HARD LOOK, UH, DROVE AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO SEE WHAT WAS THERE.

AND I, BECAUSE I REALLY WASN'T FAMILIAR.

SO I WANTED TO GET FAMILIAR WITH THAT.

AND THEN I LOOKED OVER WHERE, WHERE A LIBRARY COULD BE ANYWAY, THEN THINKING ABOUT A LIBRARY AT THAT TIME, BECAUSE I WALKED IN AND I TALKED TO THE, TO THE LADY THERE AND THEY DIDN'T HAVE A, THEY DIDN'T, THEY DIDN'T HAVE A, A BASKETBALL COURT AND DIDN'T HAVE A GYMNASIUM.

AND I'M THINKING, MY GOODNESS, I HAVEN'T SEEN ONE OF THESE OR A GYMNASIUM, YOU KNOW, UM, YOU KNOW, ON THE ONES WE USED TO ALWAYS BUILD.

AND I SAID, AND I ASKED HER, WE JUST GOT TO TALKING.

I DIDN'T TELL HER I WAS IN THE PARK BOARD OR ANYTHING LIKE JUST A CITIZEN WALKED IN.

AND I SAID, IF YOU HAD ONE THING THAT YOU COULD GET TO HELP THE CITIZENS OF THIS AREA, WHAT WOULD YOU, WHAT WOULD YOU ASK FOR? AND I KNOW WHO DID A GYMNASIUM GYMNASIUMS COMING OUT AND SHE SAID A LIBRARY AND I WENT, OKAY, WELL, NOW THAT GOT ME TO THINKING ABOUT THE WHOLE SOCIOECONOMIC SITUATION OUT THERE, I GOT TO LOOKING AND I SAID, OH MY GOSH, IF YOU HAD A LIBRARY ATTACHED TO YOUR, TO REC CENTER HERE, THE, UH, MOM COULD COME IN HERE AND SHE COULD HAVE OLDER KIDS OVER HERE AND YOUNGER KIDS OVER THERE.

SHE COULD BE WORKING WITH THIS AND THAT.

AND, OH, I, I, I THINK THAT'S PHENOMENAL MOVING THAT ENTRANCE AROUND INTO A COURT AREA, BECAUSE THAT WAS THE THING THAT CONCERNED ME, HOW WE WERE GOING TO CONNECT THEM.

AND THAT JUST TOTALLY RESOLVED.

IT DOES.

AND IT ALLOWS FOR THE FITNESS ROOM TO BE A LITTLE BIT LARGER BECAUSE WE CAN GO INTO THE CURRENT LOBBY SPACE.

AND SO IT GIVES SOME OPPORTUNITIES IN THE DESIGN WHERE WE HAVE A LIMITED BUDGET AND WHERE, YOU KNOW, WE KNOW WE HAVE TO HAVE A GYMNASIUM, SO YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE IT NOW.

THAT'S GOING TO BE FANTASTIC.

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

AWESOME.

MEAN COVERED.

AND THAT IS STILL ALL IN THE DESIGN PHASE, AS FAR AS IT'LL BE THE, THE, THE AREA THAT WOULD BE BETWEEN THE, THE SHARED AREA BETWEEN THE LIBRARY SPACE AND THE REC CENTER.

AND SO I, I HAVE NOT SEEN ALL OF THE LIBRARY DESIGNS, SO I'M NOT SURE WHERE THAT'S FLESHED OUT AT THIS POINT, BUT WOULD HOPE THAT IT WOULD BE, CAUSE IT'D BE GREAT SPECIAL EVENT SPACE.

AND LIKE YOU WERE SAYING, YOU KNOW, IF WE DO STORY TIME FITNESS, AND SO A FITNESS CLASS COULD BE GOING ON WHILE THE KIDS ARE OUTSIDE OF ME, LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES.

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AND I WILL SAY, JUST TO BRAG ON MY STAFF, WE ARE ALREADY, UM, THE STAFF AT HOLLABAUGH ARE DOING, UM, PROGRAMMING, COLLABORATIVE PROGRAMMING WITH THE, UM, WAS THAT THE WALNUT BRANCH.

AND SO THOSE RELATIONSHIPS ARE ALREADY BEING ESTABLISHED.

SO THAT WILL JUST BE EASY ONCE THEY GET OVER THERE RANCHES WAY DOWN ON NORTH GARLAND AVENUE, RIGHT.

IT'S GONNA MOVE, IT'S GONNA, IT'S GONNA MOVE RIGHT UP HERE.

I MEAN, THAT, THAT IS ABSOLUTELY THE HEART OF A, OF AN AREA THAT, THAT NEEDS A LIBRARY TO JUST, UH, I DON'T KNOW HOW IT ALL GOT STARTED THAT WAY, BUT IT'S WINDING UP.

WONDERFUL.

THAT'S PRETTY COOL.

UM, PROBABLY MY FAVORITE ADDITION TO THIS ENTIRE LIST IS, IS LOU HOFF PARK.

UM, IF ANYBODY'S BEEN THROUGH LOU HEALTH PARK, I'M SURE ALL OF YOU HAVE, YOU KNOW, THAT'S, UH, IT JUST GOT A NEW PLAYGROUND, UM, BUT, BUT NEEDS A LOT OF TLC AND THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF TLC, WHICH IS GOING TO INCLUDE, UM, TEARING IN AND, YOU KNOW, THE OLD REC CENTER THAT WAS THERE.

UM, AND STILL FINDING A WAY TO PRESERVE THE ESSENCE OF WHAT THAT, THAT, THAT REC CENTER WAS BY MAKING A COVERED BASKETBALL COURT THERE, UM, ADDITIONAL MONEY IN THERE FOR RESTROOMS REDOING, UH, THE BALL FIELD.

UM, PROBABLY SOME ADDITIONAL LIGHTING OVER THERE.

UH, SOME, PROBABLY SOME TRAILS.

SO, I MEAN, THAT IS JUST, THAT'S A GREAT LITTLE AREA IN THERE AND IT'S A GREAT PARK AND, AND IT JUST, THIS IS GONNA OPEN THAT WHOLE AREA UP.

AND I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT ADDITION, UH, WHEN THAT THING HAS DONE KINSLEY NEIGHBORHOOD PARK, UM, KINSLEY NEIGHBORHOOD PARK IS IN ONE OF OUR PARK DESERT AREAS RIGHT NOW.

IT'S JUST A, UH, A PATCH OF GRASS.

IT'S NOT A REALLY BIG PARK.

UM, SO PUT SOME MONEY IN THERE TO BE ABLE TO ADD SOME AMENITIES IN THERE, LIKE A FOOTBALL COURT, SOME PARKING, PROBABLY A PLAYGROUND, UM, MAYBE A SMALL TRAIL.

SO THAT'LL BE A GREAT, UH, A GREAT ACTIVATION FOR A PARK.

THAT'S BEEN IN OUR SYSTEM FOR A REALLY LONG TIME, UM, THAT REALLY WASN'T ACTIVATED, UM, RICO AND SPLASH PAD.

THIS WAS ONE OF COUNCIL MEMBER ALBAN'S WISHES.

AND SO THERE'LL BE AN ADDITIONAL SPLASH PAD GOING INTO RECODE AND, UM, ADDITIONAL SHADE STRUCTURES.

THIS ONE IS GREAT.

THIS, THIS PRIMARILY A BIG CHUNK OF THIS WILL BE ADDITIONAL SHADE AT THE DOG PARK.

UM, ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT WE HAVE, I WOULD SAY THE BIGGEST COMPLAINT THAT WE HAVE AT THE DOG PARK IS LACK OF SHADE.

UH, AND THERE WAS A SHADE STRUCTURE THAT WAS IN THE ORIGINAL DESIGN OVER PADDOCK TWO AND THREE THAT WAS REMOVED FOR BUDGET PURPOSES.

UH, AND SO THE NICE THING IS, IS THAT DESIGN IS ALREADY DONE.

SO WE'LL BE ABLE TO MOVE THAT FORWARD PRETTY QUICK.

AND I THINK THAT'S GONNA, THAT'S GOING TO TAKE CARE OF A LOT OF ISSUES, UM, SURFING, SWIM, AND AUDUBON PARK DRIVE.

THIS IS ANOTHER ONE THAT WAS SORELY NEEDED.

UM, MOLLY, YOU KNOW, THIS, UH, THEN, SO THERE WASN'T ENOUGH FUNDING TO BE ABLE TO REDO THE PARK ROAD, UM, ON THE BOTTOM HALF AT AUTOBON.

AND SO THIS ADDITIONAL MONEY WILL BE ROLLED INTO SURFING SWIM, AND THEN WHEN SURFING'S SWIM, FINALLY GETS REDONE, WE WILL ALSO REDO THAT ROAD.

UM, SO NOW WHEN YOU, WITH THE NEW, UH, ADDITIONS TO AUDUBON REC CENTER, UH, THERE'S GOING TO BE A NEW RESTROOM GOING IN, UH, TOWARDS THE FIRST, THE MIDDLE OF NEXT YEAR AT AUTOBON.

AND THEN WHEN SURFING SWIM GETS REDONE AND THIS PARK ROAD GETS REDONE, UH, IT'S GOING TO LOOK LIKE A DIFFERENT PARK.

IT REALLY IS.

UM, ADDITIONAL TRAIL DEVELOPMENT WORK, UH, WILL BE PUT TOWARDS THAT TO BE ABLE TO HELP WITH SOME OF THE DALLAS COUNTY MONEY THAT'S GOING IN.

UM, THE TUCKER VEIL, THIS ONE IS HUGE.

SO TUCKERBIL PARK.

UM, THERE WASN'T ENOUGH MONEY IN THE BOND PACKAGE TO BE ABLE TO COMPLETE ALL OF PHASE ONE FOR TOQUERVILLE.

SO WITH THIS ADDITIONAL, UM, UH, MONEY WE'LL BE ABLE TO DO ALL OF PHASE ONE, WHICH WILL BE 12 TENNIS COURTS AND UPROSE SHOP.

AND IT WILL ALSO ALLOW FOR THEM TO BUILD THE SITE, UH, AND SET THE LAND AND SET THE UTILITIES AND DO EVERYTHING FOR FULL BUILD-OUT, UH, WHICH IS 24 COURTS AND 16 PICKLEBALL COURTS.

SO THE NICE THING IS WITH THIS ADDITIONAL MONEY, WE'LL BE ABLE TO DO ALL THE PHASE ONE AND HAVE EVERYTHING SET UP.

SO WHEN FUNDING BECOMES AVAILABLE, WE CAN JUST GO IN THERE AND DROP INTO PICKLEBALL COURTS AND DROP IN THE EXTRA TENNIS COURTS.

UM, AND ADDITIONALLY, THERE'S GOING TO BE IN THAT PHASE TWO, THERE'S GOING TO BE TWO COVERED, TWO, THREE COURT COVERED, UH, TENNIS COURTS THAT ARE PART OF PHASE TWO.

SO THAT THAT'S GOING TO BE A WORLD-CLASS CENTER WHEN IT'S DONE.

I'M TELLING YOU IT'LL BE, IT'LL BE THE BEST TENNIS CENTER IN DFW IN THAT ONE'S DONE BY FAR.

I HAVE A QUICK QUESTION.

YES, SIR.

IS THAT MONEY FOR STUFF THAT WAS APPROVED IN THE BOND OR JUST FOR THE TENNIS? IT'S A TENNIS.

YES, SIR.

IT'S TO IT'S TO, UH, COVER THE GAP, UM, CAUSE WITHIN THE CURRENT BOND FUNDING FOR THE TENNIS CENTER, THERE WASN'T ENOUGH TO COMPLETE ALL THE PHASE ONE.

SO IT WAS GOING TO COME DOWN TO DO WE BUILD 12 COURTS AND NOT PUT IN A REALLY NICE PRO SHOP OR DO YOU PUT IN A NICER PRO SHOP AND NOT BUILD ALL THE COURTS.

THAT WAS REALLY THE DECISION WE WERE WRESTLING WITH.

AND THIS WILL ALLOW US TO DO ALL THE PHASE

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ONE.

YES, SIR.

A COUPLE OF THINGS.

UM, MATT, UM, I THINK MOST OF THESE DISCUSSIONS WERE HELD BEFORE YOU, BEFORE YOU CAME ON, AS WE WERE GOING THROUGH THE BOND ELECTION AND THEN EARLY DEVELOPMENT HERE.

AND THAT WAS ABOUT THE, UH, UH, SURFING, SWIM AND ALL TO AN AUDUBON PARK.

AND, UH, THAT KEY WORD WAS SAID JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO ABOUT CONNECTIVITY, UH, HAVING PLAYED SOFTBALL UP THERE FOR ABOUT 15, 17 YEARS AND COMPETED IN TOURNAMENTS AND, AND ALL OF THOSE THINGS.

I DON'T REMEMBER A PERSON EVER MENTIONING, WELL, WE COULD HAVE THE KIDS GO OVER TO SURF AND SWIM BECAUSE IT WAS HIDDEN.

IT WAS HIDDEN, HIDDEN, IT VIRTUALLY DID NOT EXIST.

AND, UH, WE'VE GOT WITH WORK WE'VE DONE ON, UH, ON THE REC CENTER THERE AT AUTOBON.

WE NOW HAVE SOME AREAS THAT COULD BE, UH, OVERFLOW, UH, SHARED AREAS, UH, ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR MUCH LARGER CROWDS TO COME INTO THE SURF AND SWIM, UH, WHERE THE OUTDOOR PAVILION THAT WE HAVE THERE AND POSSIBLY SOME CONNECTIONS, BUT IN SOME WAY OR ANOTHER, WE'VE GOT TO MAKE THE SURFING SWIM WHERE, WHERE PEOPLE COME IN AND THEY REALIZE THAT IT'S THERE BECAUSE WHEN YOU HAVE THESE WEEKEND TOURNAMENTS, UH, I DON'T PLAY UP THERE ANYMORE.

AND MOST OF THE ONES THAT PLAY THERE ARE THE YOUNG, THE YOUNG ONES AND THE YOUNG ONES HAVE YOUNGER ONES.

OKAY.

SO ANYWAY, THAT, THAT WAS A PIECE OF THAT.

AND THE SECOND, THE SECOND PIECE OF THIS, AND THIS IS THE ONE THAT'S AMAZING.

UM, UH, CAN YOU TELL ME HOW MUCH MONEY DO WE GET IN THE BOND ELECTION FOR PARKS? A HUNDRED AND TWENTY SEVENTEEN, SEVENTEEN, 117 MILLION SINCE THEN, SINCE THEN WE'VE GOTTEN TWO GRANTS, UH, WORKING ON OUT ALONG, UH, UH, JOHN PAUL JONES, UH, PARK OUT AROUND THE LAKE AND THOSE GRANTS FOR, FOR WHAT AMOUNTS OF MONEY, 5.8 MILLION.

UH, AND WE HAVEN'T, WE SEE THE TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE YET, BUT IT'S, IT'S PROPOSED AND THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE WE WILL GET ANOTHER, ANOTHER DOLLAR AMOUNT LOOK TOP OF MY HEAD.

IT'S MY, MY RECOLLECTION WAS SOMEWHERE AROUND ANOTHER 6 MILLION.

AND THEN, AND THEN WE JUST GOT 32.8 TO 32.5 MILLION.

OKAY.

THERE'S 17 ALICE COUNTY MONEY.

UH, THERE'S, THERE'S A, THERE'S A SOMETHING SOMEWHERE DOING IT JUST REAL QUICKLY, SOMEWHERE IN THE RANGE OF $150 MILLION THAT WE HAVE FOR THE PARK SYSTEM IN GARLAND.

NOW, WHY, WHY DID WE GET THESE OTHERS? WE GOT THE OTHERS BECAUSE WE WENT OUT AGGRESSIVELY AND WE CAME UP WITH MORE MONEY THAN I HAD PERCENTAGE WISE THAN ANYTHING I EVER REMEMBER OF THE LAST FIVE BOND ELECTIONS.

I'VE BEEN ON FOUR OF THEM.

OKAY.

BECAUSE PARKS, IF YOU, IF YOU LOOKED AT HOW THINGS WERE RATED, WHEN YOU, WHEN YOU VOTED THEM, PARKS WAS ALWAYS AT THE BOTTOM OR JUST ONE OFF OF THE BOTTOM, AND WASN'T THERE THIS TIME, YOUR SECOND OR THIRD, AS I RECALL IT IN A WAY IT GOT PUT IN THERE.

SO FIRST THING IS, IS WE HAD THE MONEY, BUT THE SECOND THING WE DID IS WE IS IN THEM SAYING THIS FOR THE PEOPLE OUT THERE IN THE OTHER WORLD, IT MAY BE, MAY ACCIDENTALLY BE LISTENING TO THIS.

UM, WE AGGRESSIVELY AND IMMEDIATELY AGGRESSIVELY STARTED DEVELOPING THE MASTER PLANS FOR ALL OF THIS.

AND WE SPENT MOST OF A YEAR OF MASTER PLANS FOR OUR PARKS AND OUR, AND OUR, OUR WHOLE PARK SYSTEM AS TO HOW THE CITIZENS WOULD BE USING USING THESE PARKS.

SO WE GOT THE MONEY NOW WE GOT THE PLANS.

OH.

AND JUST BECAUSE WE GOT THAT, WE GOT ANOTHER, UH, SEE THAT'D BE A 40, THAT'D BE ABOUT $44 MILLION EXTRA, WHICH WE'VE NEVER GOTTEN $44 MILLION FROM, FROM ANY MONDE ELECTION.

THIS IS, THIS IS WHAT A PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY CAN DO WHEN IT SITS.

IT SITS HIS HEART TO IT.

AND I'M SO PROUD TO BE A PART OF THIS, BUT IT WON'T ADD 750,000 FOR WATSON PARK TO HOSTS, CHOOSE ME 151 MILLION.

THAT'S ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ONES THAT IS A BIG ONE SPARK IN A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT NEEDS, AND THAT DOESN'T EVEN COUNT THE MONEY FOR AN ENGINEERING.

THAT'S BUILDING SOME TRAILS AND THINGS LIKE THAT TOO.

SO, I MEAN, IT'S, IT'S BEEN, YOU KNOW, YOU GUYS PUT IN A LOT OF HARD WORK AND OVER A LOT OF YEARS, AND I'M JUST HAPPY TO BE HERE AND BE A PART OF IT TO BE ABLE TO HELP, YOU KNOW, PULL THIS STUFF TOGETHER.

YOU GUYS HAVE DONE A LOT OF GREAT WORK OVER, THERE WAS THREE OF US THAT WERE ON THE BOND COMMITTEE AND, AND, AND HERE DAVID, MOLLY, AND MYSELF, AND, AND WE, UH, IT WAS, IT WAS, IT WAS DIFFICULT AS WE HAD, WE HAD 1.2 BILLION IN ASKS AND WE HAD TO GET DOWN TO 470 MILLION.

BUT OUT OF THAT, WE GOT NEARLY 120 MILLION

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FOR PARKS.

WE GOT THAT CALL, WAIT, HEY MAN.

YEAH.

WITH HIM KIND OF BRINGING THIS UP, KIND OF MAKES ME THINK.

AND I KNOW, I KNOW YOU DEFINITELY THINK ABOUT THIS, BUT WITH ALL THESE NEW ADS AND ALL THAT STUFF, ARE WE REALLY THINKING THROUGH OUR PARKS, MAINTENANCE STAFF, AS FAR AS HOW WE'RE GOING TO MANAGE ALL THIS? TRUST ME.

YES.

UM, UM, I DON'T WANT TO GO INTO A TOO DEEP CAUSE IT'S, IT'S OFF THE AGENDA, BUT YES, WE'RE, WE'RE LOOKING AT THAT EXTREMELY CLOSELY.

UM, AND PUTTING TOGETHER A PLAN IN TERMS OF WHERE WE ARE IN TERMS OF OUR PARK RESOURCES FOR MAINTENANCE NOW AND, AND WHERE WE NEED TO GO INTO THE FUTURE.

UM, AND, AND LAYING THAT OUT IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT'S NOT, YOU KNOW, THIS IT'S GOING TO TAKE FIVE, SEVEN YEARS TO BUILD ALL THIS STUFF, AND IT WILL BE A SAME FIVE OR SEVEN YEAR PLAN FOR US TO BE ABLE TO, SO THAT COUNCIL WILL KNOW WITH ALL OF THESE NEW THINGS, THIS IS WHAT MAINTENANCE WILL LOOK LIKE TO, TO BE ABLE TO MAKE SURE WE MAINTAIN ALL OF THESE ASSETS.

SO YES, WE ARE LOOKING AT THAT VERY CLOSELY.

UM, JUST THE LAST ONE.

UM, I'M SORRY THAT I'M THINKING ABOUT THINGS THAT WE TALKED ABOUT BEFORE YOU GOT HERE AND YOU'RE IN YOUR MIND NOW YOU'RE PLANNING.

OKAY.

I CAN SEE IT WORKING UP THERE.

UH, WE ALSO TALKED ABOUT, UM, SOMETHING THAT WOULD REALLY HELP WE'D LIKE FOR OUR PARKS TO BECOME A PLACE THAT YOU NOTICED AS SOON AS YOU GET TO PARK PROPERTY, NOT WHEN YOU GET HALFWAY DOWN THE ROAD OR THREE-QUARTERS OF THE WAY DOWN THE ROAD, AND YOU SAY, OH, THERE'S A REC CENTER.

THERE'S A SWIMMING POOL.

AND WE TALKED ABOUT THE ADDITION OF SOME MONUMENTS, MARKERS PIECES, NOT SOLIDS IF ANYTHINGS, BUT SOMETHING THAT DELINEATES SO THAT WHEN PEOPLE ARE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD, THEY, THEY, THEY IMMEDIATELY THINK THERE'S A PARK HERE.

OKAY.

AND IT DOESN'T TAKE A LOT TO DO THAT, BUT IF WE HAD THAT ON, ON EACH END, THEN WHEN THEY COME IN, THEY'RE STARTING TO THINK ABOUT A PARK BEFORE THEY GET TO THE PARK.

AND WHEN THEY DRIVE PAST THE PARK, THEY'RE LOOKING AT THE PARK RIGHT NOW, THEY'RE GOING.

AND THAT WAS THAT.

AND THEN LIGHTING WAS ANOTHER BIT, I KNOW D LEE KNOWS WHO THAT IS.

WE HAVE A SIGNED PLAN.

YEAH.

YEAH.

THIS IS MORE THAN THE SIGNS.

THIS IS, THIS IS ACTUALLY DELINEATED TEAM.

OH YEAH, NO, IT'S GOT INFORMATIONAL KIOSKS.

IT'S GOT THE MARQUEES, IT'S GOT, UM, MARKERS.

IT HAS WAYFINDING IT'S.

SO I THINK THE QUESTION IS, AS WE BUILD THESE THINGS, ARE WE GOING TO START IMPLEMENTING, ASSIGNED PLAN? YES.

AND WE'RE ALREADY HAVE A PLAN FOR, UM, AUTOBON AND HAVE GOTTEN THOSE BIDS BACK AND THAT PROCESS IS MOVING FORWARD.

SO THAT'LL BE THE FIRST PART THAT YOU'LL REALLY WILL START TO SEE THAT, THAT CHANGE DURING THIS, MY NEXT QUESTION, JUST LETTING YOU KNOW, THAT IS ON THE RADAR.

THAT'S PART OF OUR BUDGET PACKET TO CITY MANAGEMENT IS TALKING ABOUT OUR MODERN MINT SIGNS AND PARK LIGHTING.

SO THANK YOU.

WE JUST, WE HADN'T TALKED ABOUT THIS IN SEVERAL MONTHS, SIX, EIGHT MONTHS.

AND SO IT WAS, IT WAS NICE TO HAVE THIS DISCUSSION TWO WEEKS AGO, THERE WAS AN ARTICLE ABOUT DALLAS PARKS NEXT TO THE HOLE.

I THINK A OPINION SECTION WAS ON DALLAS PARKS AND WHAT THEY'RE DOING.

AND ON THE BACK PAGE, THEY HAD THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND PARK SCORE, YOU KNOW, IN, IN GARLAND SCORED 93RD, WHICH I KNEW WAS DIFFERENT.

MAYBE IT USED TO BE LIKE 67TH OR SOMETHING, WHICH IS NOT THAT GREAT, BUT IT'S, YOU KNOW, AND I THOUGHT, WELL, WHY, WHY DID THAT CHANGE? SO IN THE MOST RECENT, UH, UH, TRUST REPUBLIC LAND MAGAZINE THAT JUST CAME OUT IN THE LAST WEEK OR TWO, IT DESCRIBES HOW THEY INCORPORATED EQUITY INTO THE PARK SCORE.

SO ACTUALLY OUR PARKS SCORE CHANGED BECAUSE OF THE WAY OUR PARKS ARE, YOU KNOW, SPREAD AROUND AND THE AMENITIES THAT ARE IN THERE.

AND I JUST LOOKING AT THIS, I'M THINKING, OKAY, WE'RE GOING TO FIX SOME OF THAT SCORE JUST BY BUILDING WHILE WE GOT YOU ON THE BOOKS NOW.

OH YEAH.

COMPLETELY.

SO GOT A QUESTION.

YES, SIR.

OKAY.

UM, WE ARE GOT ALL THESE GREAT PLANS THAT ARE COMING IN FOR A HOLIDAY BALL WITH A MERGING WITH THE LIBRARY.

THERE'LL BE THIS FANTASTIC CAMPUS OF INDOOR ACTIVITIES THAT, UM, IS REALLY GOING TO BOOST THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND, UH, SITS ON A MAJOR ARTERIAL.

YOU GO IN HALF A MILE INTO THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO LOTTIE WATSON, WHERE WE WERE PLANNING ALL THESE GREAT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND FACILITIES.

WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS THE FLOW OF CONNECTIVITY THAT GETS PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO MOVE BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN, UH, A PARK OF OUTDOOR FACILITIES, CAMPUS OF INDOOR ACTIVITIES TO GET A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD FLOW BETWEEN THESE TWO.

WHAT, SO THERE'S A ROAD THAT RANKS RIGHT BELOW, BESIDE LOTTIE WATSON PARK GOING NORTH AND SOUTH, RIGHT.

IT'S RIGHT DOWN TO WALNUT AND IT'S LIKE TWO HOUSES AWAY FROM ALIBABA.

SO, YEAH.

AND SO THEN HE'S LIKE A BIKE LANES OR SOMETHING.

UM, I'D HAVE TO LOOK AT THAT.

I'M NOT, I DON'T KNOW ALL

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OF THE, THE CONNECTIONS WITHIN THE, THE, THE MASTER PLAN, THE TRAIL MASTER PLAN.

UM, BUT I KNOW THAT A LOT OF THOSE THINGS WERE LOOKED AT, UM, BUT WHAT YOU CAN DO IS GO BACK AND LOOK AT THE TRAIL MASTER PLAN AND SEE WHERE THAT, WHERE THAT CONNECTIVITY IS WITHIN THAT AREA AND MAKE SURE THAT THAT'S ON THERE FOR SURE.

'CAUSE, I MEAN, WE'RE INVESTING A LOT IN THESE TWO WONDERFUL, YOU KNOW, FORTHCOMING, WONDERFUL FACILITIES, THE ON ONE, YOU KNOW, ONE ON A MAJOR ARTERIAL, THAT'S GREAT TO ADVERTISE, BUT YOU KNOW, DRAWING INTO THE PARK AND ALL THAT.

I REALLY WANT TO MAKE SURE I REALLY WANT TO GET THE GOOD COMMUNITY, UM, ACCESS TO WHERE THEY CAN GET A GOOD FLOW BETWEEN THE TWO FACILITIES.

ARE WE ON THAT FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS? SORRY.

WE CAN PUT THAT ON FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS. OKAY.

ANYTHING ELSE ON THE EX CHAIRMAN? I HAVE, UH, I WONDER IF, UH, YOU CAN, UM, TELL US A LITTLE BIT MORE EXACTLY WHAT, HOW THAT MONEY FOR THE TRAIL DEVELOPMENT BAR ONE IS GOING TO BE USED.

UM, SO GETTING INTO THE DETAILS ON THAT ONE, UM, I'M NOT ENTIRELY SURE WHERE THAT'S GOING TO GO.

THAT'S SOMETHING WE CAN COME BACK AND GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT MORE INFORMATION ON, UM, THAT'S PROBABLY IN Z ADS REALM, A LOT OF IN TERMS OF WHERE THAT EXACTLY IS GOING TO GO.

AND IT'S GOING TO DETERMINE ON WHERE FUNDING IS.

AND GO AHEAD.

IT'S BASICALLY SUPPLEMENTING THE BOND PROGRAM, UH, AND THE DALLAS COUNTY, UH, GIVE YOU A GOOD EXAMPLE IS BISBEE TRANSMISSION THAT DID NOT REALLY FALL WITHIN THE INITIAL, UH, FALLOUT BECAUSE OF THE DALLAS COUNTY GRANT.

SO, UH, PART OF THAT AND FUNNY WILL BE FOR BISBEE TRAIL, UH, AND I'M THINKING THE OTHER ONE IS THE NAMING, UH, TRAIL.

OKAY.

SO, UH, BUT THERE IS A BREAKDOWN EXACTLY, BUT IT'S SUPPLEMENTING THE, UH, THE N 19 BOND PROGRAM AND THE DALLAS COUNTY.

I DIDN'T GET THE FULL UPDATE ON.

THANK YOU.

I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THAT FOR A WEEK.

JUST, YEAH, WAIT, WE APPRECIATE THAT.

SO, UM, OKAY.

UH, MONTHLY REPORTS, I GUESS, DID EVERYBODY GET ALL THEIR QUESTIONS ANSWERED? SO I THINK THE ONLY OTHER POINT I WANTED TO MAKE IS, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES THESE THINGS GO TO COUNCIL, YOU KNOW, AND IF WE DON'T ACCIDENTALLY SEE THEM IN THE PAPER OR SEE THEM, YOU KNOW, I HAPPENED TO BE SLEEPING THROUGH THAT COUNCIL MEETING.

UM, YOU KNOW, WE DON'T, YOU KNOW, KNOW THAT THESE THINGS ARE PERTINENT TO PARKS, BUT WE LIKE TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON, EVEN IF IT'S SORT OF OUTSIDE THE VENUE OF WHAT WE'RE RECOMMENDING.

YEAH.

UH, COULD WE SUGGEST THAT MAYBE, UM, WE GET A STAFF, UH, EMAIL OUT, UH, THE WEEK BEFORE SOMEONE'S GOING TO COUNCIL AND BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE, YOU KNOW, W UH, THAT'S CONCERNS, PARKS, AND THEN WE WANT TO GO UP THERE AND THAT THEY REALLY NEED OUR INFORMATION.

WE GIVE IT TO THEM THREE MINUTES, DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO.

I MEAN, WHEN, WHEN YOU LIKE TO HAVE THAT, WHERE YOU SAY, YOU WOULD KNOW YEAH.

IF I KNEW SOMETHING WAS GOING ON AND THEY SEND IT TO ALL OF US, BRING UP MY EVENING.

I HAVE ONE COMMENT ON THE MONTHLY REPORTS, DAVID, IF THAT'S OKAY.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY THERE WAS A RIBBON CUTTING EVENT PLANNED FOR GILL FIELDS FOR NEXT TUESDAY, BUT THAT HAS BEEN POSTPONED FOR RIGHT NOW.

SO THE CENTER WILL OPEN ON MONDAY, BUT THERE'S STILL WORK TO BE DONE.

AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THE RIBBON CUTTING HAS ALL OF THE WORK COMPLETED.

YEAH.

SO SOMEBODY SENT A NOTE, MY EMAIL ON THAT, JUST MAKING SURE I KNOW, I UNDERSTAND LOOKING AT SPRING CREEK HORSE YET, WE HAD DINNER IN A MONTHLY WALK THE OTHER DAY.

AND, UM, WE HAD 18 STUDENTS IN THEIR HIGH SCHOOL, SHOWED UP.

WE HAD, YOU KNOW, 30 PEOPLE AT OUR WALK.

IT WAS FASCINATING.

SO WE NOW HAVE OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE, SORT OF, WITH THE, UH, THE GREEN CLUB AT BERGNER HIGH SCHOOL.

AND I KNOW THAT THE GARLAND ISD HIGH SCHOOL, SOME OF THEM HAVE GREEN CLUBS, BUT WE HAVEN'T BEEN UNABLE TO KIND OF MAKE THAT CONNECTION.

YOU KNOW, CERTAINLY LOVE TO HAVE THE YOUNGER KIDS OUT OF ALL AGES.

MR. CHAIRMAN, JUST ONE, ONE QUICK THING.

CORRECTION, ON MY NUMBERS, IT

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LOOKS LIKE WE'RE AT 161 MILLION.

WOW.

RIGHT.

GOT TO CARRY THE ONE I HAD QUESTION ABOUT, I CAN'T EVEN ADVANCE THE BOARD AND COMMISSIONS IS THAT THAT'S NOT THE 20TH.

IT'S LIKE, YEAH.

I WAS GOING TO SAY IT'S A DIFFERENT DAY THAN THAT.

I FORGET.

YEAH.

YEAH.

I THINK I JUST 10TH.

YEAH.

OKAY.

UH, GARLAND RETREAT.

MATT NEEDS LOTS OF MUSCLE.

AND WHEN IS THAT? 13TH WEEK FROM SATURDAY.

SO I INVITED THE BERGNER GREEN TEAM AND A PLUS ANYBODY ELSE PROBLEM WITH THE SCOUTS IS THE LITTLE SCOUTS LIKE TO COME.

BIG SCOUTS ARE ALL BUSY.

YOU WANT MONTHLY REPORTS.

SO WHAT'S YOUR, YEAH.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? WE'VE GOT PRESSURE GO HERE.

MOLLY.

BISHOP.

I HAVE A QUESTION I WANT TO GO BACK TO, AND IT'S PROBABLY GOING BACK INTO THE ITEM ABOUT THE ENCLAVE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, BUT AT SOME TIME IN THE PAST, WE HAD, IT WAS PRESENTED TO THE BOARD AND THEN WE WEREN'T ABLE TO IDENTIFY IT THAT SAID THAT STAFF WOULD MAKE THE DECISION ON DOING THAT.

AND I THINK YOU MAY HAVE MENTIONED IT IN THE COMMITTEE MEETING, BUT THIS IS JUST LIKE ON THE TIMEFRAME IS LIKE SOMETIME, MAYBE NEXT YEAR THAT YOU'RE GOING TO PRESENT THAT IT IS AT THE DIRECTION OF MY SUPERVISOR AND HIS SUPERVISORS, THE POWERS THAT MAY BE, BECAUSE IT WILL BE AN ITEM THAT HAS TO GO TO COUNCIL.

SO I WILL HAVE TO BRING IT BACK TO THIS BOARD BECAUSE INFORMATION IS OLD.

AND SINCE THEN THERE'S BEEN SOME GOOD RECOMMENDATIONS AND THINGS THAT WE'VE THOUGHT ABOUT THAT WE DIDN'T MAYBE NECESSARILY THINK ABOUT THE FIRST TIME.

SO WHAT WOULD BRING THAT BACK TO YOU ALL? AND THEN IT WILL HAVE TO GO TO COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL.

CAUSE THEY HAVE TO APPROVE US TO BE ABLE TO, IF THOSE REQUESTS NO LONGER CAME TO THE PART BOARD, I JUST HAVE TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THAT AUTHORITY TO GIVE TO STAFF, TO BE ABLE TO GIVE AWAY THE SERVICES.

WELL, YOU WOULD STILL NOTIFY US I GUESS, BUT YES, BECAUSE I WOULD BRING THE RECOMMENDATION TO YOU.

LIKE YOU'RE TAKING AWAY SOMETHING FROM THE BOARD'S DECISION.

YOU'RE JUST ALLOWING FOR THE DECISION TO BE MADE IN PERHAPS A MORE TIMELY MANNER.

YES.

IT JUST, EVERYTHING GOT POSTPONED.

THE, THIS, THE FEE STUDY HAD STARTED, SO THEY WANTED TO WAIT AND THE FEE STUDY HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

AND SINCE THEN, I THINK BOND CIP, ARPA, WINTER FREEZE.

COVID WHAT ELSE HAVE WE GONE THROUGH HAVE JUST TAKEN PRIORITY.

AND SO, UM, IT IS SOMETHING THAT I PROMISE YOU IF ANDY WAS HERE, HE WOULD VOUCH TO THIS.

I AM GOING TO HIM GOING, HEY, THAT WHOLE FEE EXEMPTION THING, I REALLY WANT TO GET THAT PUSHING FORWARD.

AND IT JUST, HE KNOWS AND HE FEELS IT'S IMPORTANT.

IT'S JUST THAT TIMING TRYING TO MAKE IT.

SURE.

IT WORKS.

I JUST THOUGHT, AM I UNDERSTANDING FOR ME THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE A BUNDLE OF PARK ISSUES THAT ARE GOING TO BE GOING TOGETHER TO COUNCIL, THEN RECOMMENDATIONS ARE GOING TO COUNSEL MORE, JUST ONE ITEM, BUT WE HAVE SEVERAL, YEAH.

MY FEE EXEMPTION, AS FAR AS THE RECREATION DIVISION, THE FEE EXEMPTION WOULD NEED TO COME BACK HERE AGAIN AND THEN GO TO COUNCIL THE OTHERS.

I'M NOT SURE.

IT SEEMS LIKE THE BIG ASSUMPTION.

THERE WOULD ALSO BE THE DISCUSSION THAT WE HAD TALKED ABOUT WITH PERHAPS A FEES OR WHATEVER THAT WOULD COME WITH IT.

ALL RIGHT.

I WAS JUST THANK YOU FOR THE UPDATE ON THAT.

ABOUT THE ANOTHER.

OKAY.

AND THEN WINDSURF, UM, PARK, UM, AND THEIR IMPROVEMENTS.

I'M JUST, I DON'T REMEMBER.

THAT'S WHY I'M ASKING.

UH, IF, UH, WE ARE, WE WERE ABLE TO ALLOCATE MONEY FOR WINDSURF.

UH, THERE HASN'T BEEN ANY ISN'T THAT THE ONE WHERE THE POOL, THE GRADE IS A WINTER YOU'RE THINKING OF, UM, WINTER.

OH, THAT IS, ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT SURFING SWIM? YES.

THAT ONE WOULD, THE SURF AND SWIM HAS NOT STARTED THE DESIGN PROCESS YET.

OKAY.

UM, BUT WE, MORE MONEY WAS PUT IN, CORRECT.

THAT THAT SURF AND SWIM AUDUBON DRIVE IS FOR THE ACTUAL ROAD IN THE PARK.

OKAY.

NOT FOR THE,

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THE S THE FACILITY.

THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT UP IN THE SOUTH.

THANK YOU.

WELL, I WAS GOING TO, I'M EASIER TO GET TO IT ONCE.

IT'S READY.

JUST AS AN ADDITIONAL QUESTION, IF WE WERE ABLE TO ALLOCATE MONEY AND FOR THE FUTURE TO FIX THE EQUIPMENT FOR THE POOL, YOU KNOW, I REMEMBER IS PART OF THE 2019 BOND.

AND SO IT WILL GET A COMPLETE, COMPLETELY DIFFERENT COMPLETELY BE REDONE BETTER.

PERFECT.

THANKS.

WHAT YOU KNOW NOW WILL NO LONGER BE.

OKAY.

AWESOME.

THAT'S GREAT.

THANK YOU FOR THE CLARIFICATION.

I APPRECIATE IT, WARREN, SIR.

I MEAN, ONCE HER SURFING SWIM, YES.

MA'AM SURFING, SWIM, TURNING INTO W KEEPING EVERYTHING, BUT THE SURF, WE DON'T KNOW.

WE HAVEN'T EVEN GOTTEN TO THE DESIGN.

THE DESIGN ON THAT FACILITY STARTS MID NEXT.

I BELIEVE.

SO THERE WAS A FUNDING CONCEPT, BUT THERE WAS NO SUPPORT.

SO IT COULD SIMPLY HAVE THE WAVES STILL, MAYBE A LITTLE, PROBABLY MORE LIKE, WHAT DO YOU CALL IT? THE LAZY RIVER.

YEAH.

I LOST IT.

OH, I THINK THAT THAT'S MORE MY SPEED SURFING.

YEAH.

WHAT I'VE DONE.

I ENJOY SURFING SWIM NEXT SUMMER.

OKAY.

ALL OKAY.

UM, ANYTHING ELSE ON THIS? ALL RIGHT, SO I IT'S TWO.

I NEED TO APPOINT ONE MORE, UH, COMMITTEE MEMBER TO THE URBAN FORESTRY COMMISSION.

OH, SHE TOOK IT.

DANNY, WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A GUY POINT KENYA? THANK YOU.

OKAY.

I WOULD LOVE TO WRITE AND THEY WILL MEET NEXT MONTH, RIGHT? YES.

IN ORDER TO MAKE A RECOMMENDATION ON THE FORESTRY PLAN.

AND, UM, SO ANYWAY, PAUL'S IN THAT GROUP AGAIN, DAVID, THAT COMMITTEE, I DIDN'T BRING THAT LIST, BUT, UH, MOLLY, THE CHAIR AND MOLLY, MOLLY AND KENYA.

JASON, AND MAYBE ED.

OH, ED IS PROBABLY, I THINK, I DON'T KNOW WITH ME AND ANOTHER COMEDY.

IS THAT YEAH.

OKAY.

RIGHT.

AND MOLLY'S THE CHAIR, RIGHT.

MOLLY LEAD US.

OKAY.

AND I REMEMBERED, OKAY.

UM, AGENDA ITEMS FOR FUTURE CONSIDERATION.

DID I MISS ANYTHING? OKAY.

I HAD A TRAIL UPDATE.

OH, DID YOU SKIP OVER? ARE YOU LISTING FOR THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING RIGHT NOW? YEP.

WE'RE GOOD TO GO.

WHY DO YOU, WHY DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING ELSE? WELL, ALSO SOMETHING ELSE THAT KINDA CAME UP WITH A DALLAS HOMELESS, UM, SHIFT, UH, THAT WOULD BE AFFECTING, UM, WHAT ARE THOSE ROADS INTERSECT? UH, NORTHWEST HIGHWAY AND GARLAND ROAD.

YEAH.

UM, CAN WE, IS THAT A PARK ISSUE? I MEAN, IT'S ONLY A PARK ISSUE IF THEY BUILD SET UP THEIR CAMP SITE.

RIGHT? YEAH.

BUT IF THEY, UM, IF THEY MOVE OUT OF WHERE THEY ARE NOW, THEY'RE GOING TO COME POTENTIALLY THIS WAY.

SO, I MEAN, IS THAT SOMETHING THAT, THAT WE NEED TO ADDRESS HERE? IS THAT A PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUE THAT NEEDS TO GO TO, JUST TO COUNCIL? WELL, WE WORK REALLY CLOSELY THE COUNTY.

YEAH.

THEY KNOW IF YOU WANT TO US TO GIVE YOU, WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET, UM, IF YOU WOULD LIKE AN UPDATE WE COULD GET, UM, DEIDRE WITH WHO HEADS UP THE HOMELESS TASK FORCE, WHO'S PART OF CODE, UH, TO COME AND GIVE AN UPDATE ON WHAT THEY DO AND HOW WE HANDLE THAT MIGHT HELP YOU.

AND LET THEM ASK YOU SOME QUESTIONS AND, AND EXPLAIN TO YOU ABOUT HOW THEY HANDLE HOMELESS ENCAMPMENTS AND HOW THEY WORK WITH THEM.

UM, YEAH, I'M NOT TRYING TO DO SOMETHING THAT'S OUT OF OUR PURVIEW, BUT I, WE, WEREN'T VERY GOOD AT WHAT WE NEEDED AN ORDINANCE.

IF WE NEEDED TO GET THAT IN THE WORKS TO, TO, WELL, THERE, THERE'S NO OTHER ORDINANCE THAT WE CAN DO.

SO, SO WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT IN THE COMMITTEE IS THAT, UM, THE STATE HAS IMPLEMENTED A LAW AS OF THIS SESSION, WHICH WOULD HAVE GONE INTO EFFECT SEPTEMBER ONE THAT, UH, SAYS IT'S AGAINST THE LAW FOR ANYBODY TO SET UP AND CAMP IN A CITY PARK WITHOUT A SPECIAL USE PERMIT.

SO, SO CAMPING IN THE PARK IS, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING WE CAN ENFORCE BASED ON STATE LAW, BUT GETTING AN UPDATE ON HOW THE HOMELESS TASK FORCE AND HOW IT MIGHT AFFECT PARKS, CERTAINLY A DOABLE THING.

AND IT CAN BE MOSTLY, BUT THE TASK FORCE.

OKAY.

SO HOMELESS TASK FORCE, UH, WE TALKED ABOUT GETTING AN UPDATE ON, YOU KNOW, WHAT I WAS GOING ON ON THE TRAILS, THE

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TAX EXEMPT PROCESS AT SOME POINT, UM, ANY OTHER FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS I HAD, UM, SOME FRIENDS, I KNOW SOME PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN DALLAS, UM, AND THEY, THE DALLAS PARKS WEREN'T ABLE TO GET THERE.

UM, I DON'T KNOW IF IT WAS A COVID RESTRICTION FOR THEM TO PLAY SOFTBALL.

SO THEY CAME OVER TO THE CARTER COMPLEX AND I THINK THEY'RE COMING BACK.

SO, UM, I DON'T KNOW WHEN WE'RE GETTING SPORTS UPDATES, BUT I DEFINITELY WANTED TO PASS ON AN ATTABOY THAT THEY FELT WELCOME.

THEY ALSO WON, SO THAT COULD HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT, BUT, UM, THAT'S GREAT.

THAT'S FANTASTIC.

ANY OTHER ITEMS, MR. CHAIRMAN? JUST DISCUSSION.

RIGHT.

QUICK QUESTION.

WE HAVE, UH, UH, UH, TRAPS, UM, MEETING, UH, FRIDAY, UH, THIS COMING FRIDAY.

AND, UH, I DON'T HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THE TIME THAT IT STARTS OR THE, THE HEATHER JUST SENT SOMETHING LIKE THIS AFTERNOON, PROBABLY WHAT GOT IT.

OKAY.

SO WE NOW HAVE THAT INFORMATION AS THE CLASSES STARTS AT 8 38.

UM, THAT'S A, THAT'S AN EXCITING THING TO BE A PART OF.

WE'VE GOT TO GO TO THIS A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO AND, UH, IT WAS VERY, VERY INFORMATIVE TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA ABOUT WHAT'S WHAT'S OUT THERE.

WHAT'S, WHAT'S THE NEW, WHAT'S THE NEAT WHAT'S THE COMING.

SO, UH, LOOK FORWARD TO DOING THAT AGAIN.

YEAH.

MR. CARTER, IT WAS SENT BY A LADY CALLED HEATHER LAMBERT.

YEAH.

SHE SENT THAT AROUND 40 50.

GO AHEAD.

THERE'S FROM THE, UH, HOLFORD RECREATION CENTER.

SHE'S THE BOSS THERE AND WHATEVER YOU CALL HIM, THE BOSS, HE'S THE JASON, IS THERE ANY NOMINATION FOR THIS DEPARTMENT? CAUSE YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN WORKING REALLY HARD.

I WISH IT WAS ONE IN THERE.

WE DO HAVE AN AWARD COMING OUR WAY.

NOW DON'T SAY ANYTHING SURPRISED AS LONG, AS LONG AS WE GET AT LEAST AS MANY AS RALLIED.

RIGHT.

AND OUR IS FEARLESS LEADER IS, IS WORKING ON, UH, UH, RE UH, ANOTHER YES, WE ARE SUBMITTING FOR THE GOLD MEDAL AWARD FOR THE WORKING ON THIS STATE GOLD MEDAL.

OH, NICE.

YEAH.

SO HE, HE DID NOT JUST SKIP.

HE IS HE'S WORKING ON THAT AND WHY WE GET TO FILL IN FOR US.

SO I NOTICED THAT LIKE TWO YEARS AGO, WHEN WE WERE THE LAST TIME WE ACTUALLY KIND OF MET IN PERSON THAT RICHARDSON GOT A AWARD FOR THEIR SPRING CREEK NATURE AREA.

CAUSE THEY HAVE THESE REALLY NICE ENTRANCE SIGNS THAT JUST TELL THEM THAT YOU GOT NICE SIGNS, BUT WE GOT NICER TREES.

WE GOT LIKE REAL TREES ANYWAY.

ALL RIGHT.

SO IF THERE'S NO OTHER BUSINESS, IT'S 8 0 1 AND WE'RE ADJOURNED.