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YEAH, IT'S

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JANUARY 5TH.

AND THIS IS

[Parks and Recreation Board Meeting on January 5, 2022.]

THE, A MONTHLY MEETING OF THE GARLAND PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD.

I CALL IT MEETING TO ORDER.

IT IS 7 0 2.

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

RIGHT? I HAVE A MOTION FROM MOLLY, BISHOP A SECOND FROM DAN MOREHEAD.

UH, IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

ANYBODY OPPOSED? THE MOTION CARRIES? OKAY.

ITEMS FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION YEAR-END REPORT ON FISCAL YEAR 20 20, 20 21 URBAN FORESTRY PROGRAM.

GOOD EVENING, UH, PARKS BOARD MEMBERS, UH, IN YOUR PACKET, YOU'LL HAVE THE REPORT FOR 20, 20, 20, 21.

UM, I'LL GIVE YOU JUST KIND OF A QUICK SYNOPSIS.

UH, IN 20 20, 20 21, WE WERE RECOGNIZED FOR THE 14TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR AS A TREE CITY USA.

UM, WE DID A POETRY POWER TREE GIVEAWAY ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2020, UH, WITH GARLAND POWER AND LIGHT WHERE WE GAVE AWAY OVER 500, ABOUT 500 TREES.

UH, WE PLANTED FOUR TREES AT AVALON PARK, WHICH IS WHERE OUR TREE CITY USA WAS, WAS HOSTED IN 2020.

AND WE PLANTED AN ADDITIONAL 49 TREES IN THE MEDIANS ALONG THE PRADA AND DUCK CREEK.

UM, NEXT YEAR, UH, WHEN I WAS TELLING THE COMMITTEE BEFORE THIS MEETING, UM, WELL, I'M GONNA GO TO A CALENDAR YEAR REPORTING FROM A JANUARY TO DECEMBER.

I THINK IT'LL JUST MAKE A LITTLE BIT MORE LOGICAL SENSE.

THIS HAS BEEN A FISCAL YEAR REPORTING.

SO IT'S BEEN REPORTED IN OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, WHICH IS KIND OF RIGHT IN THE HEART OF EVERYTHING THAT WE'RE DOING.

SO YOU END UP GETTING REPORTS ABOUT STUFF THAT ARE JUST ABOUT TO HAPPEN OR ALREADY HAPPENED.

SO NEXT YEAR'S REPORT WE'LL, WE'LL KIND OF DO A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENTLY, UM, BUT YOU'LL STILL GET THE ESSENCE OF EVERYTHING THAT'S IN THERE.

SO, UM, 20, 20, 20 21 WAS KIND OF A LIGHT YEAR.

THAT WAS MY FIRST YEAR HERE.

UM, BUT THAT'S WHAT WE DID.

AND I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON THE LAST YEAR PROGRAM.

UM, IT'S NOT PART OF THE CHARTER OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, THAT WE HAVE TO TWEAK TO MAKE A CHANGE, TO HAVE IT BE CALENDAR RECORDING.

SO WE WALKED, WE USED TO MEET IN OCTOBER AND IT'S JANUARY.

I DON'T THINK THAT THAT'S A THING.

IT'S JUST A REPORT FOR A COMMITTEE FOR OUR PRACTICES ON AN URBAN FORESTRY.

SO, UH, IT'S PART OF OUR TREE CITY USA REQUIREMENTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO IT'S, IT'S NOT A CHARTER AMENDMENT OR AN ORDINANCE AMENDMENT OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, THAT I'M AWARE OF.

UH, YOU MIGHT BE REFERRING TO WHAT THE BYLAWS RELATED TO THE PARK BOARD AND THE SUB CATEGORY FOR THE TREE BOARD.

WE COULD LOOK INTO THAT.

I DON'T KNOW.

I THINK THAT STATES THAT YOU JUST HAVE TO BE AT LEAST ANNUALLY TO VIEW THE I'LL DOUBLE CHECK, JUST TO MAKE SURE, BUT I BELIEVE IT JUST SAYS YOU NEED TO MEET ANNUALLY TO APPROVE, UH, THE PLAN AND TO, TO REVIEW WHAT'S GOING ON WITHIN URBAN FORESTRY.

BUT I'LL DOUBLE CHECK THE OCTOBER BECAUSE ARBOR DAY WE WAS DOING ARBOR DAY AROUND THE SITE, UH, OCTOBER.

OKAY.

UH, MATT, WOULD YOU TALK TO THE, LET THE BOARD KNOW ABOUT THE LONGEVITY OF THE CITY OF GARLAND AND THIS PROGRAM? BIRCH TREE CITY USA FE CITY USA.

OH YEAH.

LAST YEAR WAS 14 YEARS AND WE JUST REAPPLIED FOR THIS YEAR AND WE, NO REASON WHY WE WOULDN'T GET, UM, UH, APPROVED AGAIN, WHICH WOULD MAKE US 15 CONSECUTIVE YEARS AS A TREE CITY USA.

UM, AND I DIDN'T WOULD THAT PUTS US UP THERE, UH, I BELIEVE IN ABOUT THE TOP 10 LONGEST RUNNING TREE CITY USA, UH, IN, IN THE STATE.

SO THAT'S, THAT'S PRETTY IMPRESSIVE, UH, THAT THE CITY HAS HAD A LONG TENURE OF BEING A TREE CITY USA AND, AND, AND, YOU KNOW, LOOKING AT URBAN FORESTRY ISSUES AND, AND BEING CONSCIOUS OF THOSE.

OKAY.

ANY MORE QUESTIONS ON THAT? OKAY.

THE NEXT ITEM IS CONSIDERED APPROVAL OF FISCAL YEAR 20 21, 20 22, URBAN FOREST STREET PLAN MATT.

AGAIN, DO THEY NEED TO APPROVE THAT? IS THERE A MOTION THAT WE NEED OR A RECOMMENDATION THAT WE NEED? YES.

I BELIEVE THERE'S A RECOMMENDED.

WE NEED A RECOMMENDATION FROM THE, I THINK IT'S JUST A REPORT, THEIR RECOMMENDATION.

OH, IT'S JUST REPORT TO GO AND ACTION ITEM.

GOTCHA.

YEAH.

IS IT THE APPROVED THE FISCAL YEAR, 20 20, 20, 21 URBAN 40 FORESTRY PROGRAM AS SUBMITTED? YEAH, I'LL COVER THAT NOW.

I WAS AT A, MYSELF I'VE ONLY HAD TO APPROVE THE REPORT.

SEE, UH, SO THE, THE, UH, FISCAL YEAR 20 21 22 URBAN FORESTRY PLAN, UM, WHAT WE'RE GOING TO PLAN ON LOOKING AT AND DOING OVER, AND AGAIN, THIS IS WHERE IT GETS A LITTLE BIT TRICKY BECAUSE HERE, UH, SINCE IT'S FISCAL YEAR, I'M REPORTING ON SOME THINGS THAT HAVE ALREADY HAPPENED.

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UM, THE BIGGEST ONE WAS OUR TREE CITY USA, OUR ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION THAT TOOK PLACE ON THE SECOND SATURDAY OF NOVEMBER, WHERE WE PARTNERED WITH NEIGHBORHOOD VITALITY, GARLAND POWER, AND LIGHT, AND A NONPROFIT CALLED RETREAT THAT JUST, UH, IN THE PAST THREE MONTHS WAS ENVELOPING INTO KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL.

AND NOW RETREAT IS ACTUALLY AN OFFICIAL PROGRAM UNDERNEATH KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL.

AND WHAT RETREAT DOES IS, AND KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL IS THEY WORK WITH KEEP TECH, KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL AFFILIATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

AND THEY GO INTO THESE COMMUNITIES AFTER NATURAL DISASTERS LIKE TORNADOES AND THINGS LIKE THAT TO REPLANT TREES.

AND SO WE PARTNERED WITH THEM TO PLANT TREES, UM, IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS THAT WERE AFFECTED BY THE TORNADO IN 2019.

AND SO WE PLANTED 20 TREES IN CENTRAL PARK, UH, AND THEN WE PLANTED 165 TREES IN THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS WITH A LITTLE OVER A HUNDRED, ABOUT 125 VOLUNTEERS ON THAT SATURDAY.

UH, IT WAS A GREAT DAY.

IT WAS BEAUTIFUL.

WE GOT A LOT OF GREAT TREES IN THE GROUND.

AND THEN WE HAD A CELEBRATION AT THE END OF THE DAY, UM, WHERE A LOT OF, UH, THE LOCAL RESIDENTS SHOWED UP THEN, UM, PARTAKED IN SOME LIVE MUSIC AND SOME GOOD FOOD.

AND, UH, IT WAS A GREAT DAY AND WE WERE ABLE TO CELEBRATE OUR ARBOR DAY ON THE SAME DAY.

UM, WE'RE GOING TO BE DEVELOPING A PLAN TO PLANT TREES AROUND THE NEW PLAYGROUNDS THAT ARE BEING BUILT AS PART OF THE CIP PROJECT.

THAT PLAN WILL BE GETTING DEVELOPED OVER THE COMING MONTHS.

AND WE WILL IMPLEMENT THAT PLAN IN THOSE TREE PLANTINGS THIS FALL.

UH, WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE WITH OUR TRAINING THAT WE DO EVERY YEAR WITH OUR PARK STAFF, CHAINSAW, SAFETY HUDDLE, PROPERLY PRUNE TREES, UM, BUCKET, TRUCK SAFETY, ALL OF THOSE THINGS THAT WE DO ON A YEARLY BASIS.

UH, WE, WE HAVE A, UH, ONE OF OUR NEW EMPLOYEES, WHO'S A CREW LEADER.

UM, WE ACTUALLY HIRED FROM THE CITY OF DALLAS WHO RAN THEIR URBAN FORESTRY, ONE OF THEIR URBAN FORESTRY CREWS.

AND SO WE'VE GOT SOME REALLY GREAT GUYS THAT ARE SKILLED ON WORKING ON TREES IN OUR DEPARTMENT.

AND SO, UH, THERE'LL BE SOME REALLY GOOD TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES OR WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO, AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WORK ON AND, AND STRIVE TOWARDS A HUNDRED PERCENT INVENTORY INVENTORY OF ALL OF OUR PARK TREES, WHICH WILL HELP US BETTER PLAN FUTURE TREE PLANTINGS MAINTENANCE NEEDS KNOW WHERE WE ARE IN TERMS OF WHAT OUR SPECIES DIVERSIFICATION IS AND BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHAT THE ECOSYSTEM SERVICE BENEFITS ARE FOR THE TREES IN OUR PARK SYSTEM.

SO THAT'S THE PLAN FOR 20 21, 20 22.

OKAY.

QUESTIONS ON THAT.

I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT A HUNDRED PERCENT INVENTORY JUST DOES THIS RELATE TO SPRING CREEK FOREST PRESERVES? UH, YEAH, VERY GOOD.

VERY POINT ON THAT AS A VERY UNDER CHAIRMAN, I'LL SAY A HUNDRED PERCENT OF OUR, WHAT WE CALL OUR PLANTED TREES ARE, YOU KNOW, ARE KIND OF IN OUR, ARE DEVELOPED PARK AREAS, UM, NOT THIS YEAR, BUT IT IS ON MY LONG-TERM PLANS.

I WOULD LOVE TO DO WHAT WE CALL AN ECOSYSTEM SERVICE ANALYSIS, WHERE WE WOULD DO SAMPLE PLOTS THROUGHOUT SPRING CREEK TO BE ABLE TO DO A SIMILAR ANALYSIS.

UM, BUT WE NEED TO GET THROUGH THIS FIRST.

AND THEN THAT WOULD KIND OF BE IN A PHASE TWO, BUT THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE A GREAT PROJECT FOR US TO DO.

YES, KENYAN.

WE HAVE, UM, THE, WE HAVE A BUDGET OR FOR MAINTAINING THESE TREES AND ALL OF THAT.

OR, UH, WE REALLY DON'T HAVE A SEPARATE, UH, BUDGET FOR OUR TREE MAINTENANCE.

UM, WE DO TREE MAINTENANCE MOSTLY IN THE FALL.

UH, ONCE THE GRASS STOPS GROWING, UH, WE GET INTO AREAS WHERE AN INVENTORY WILL HELP CAUSE IT'LL HELP US TO BE ABLE TO FOCUS WHERE THOSE EFFORTS NEED TO TAKE PLACE.

UH, WE DO HAVE A TREE PLANTING BUDGET THAT WE USE TO BE ABLE TO PLANT NEW TREES, TO REPLACE DEAD TREES.

UM, AND THAT IS A LINE ITEM WITHIN OUR BUDGET THAT WE USE, BUT WE DON'T HAVE A SEPARATE TREE MAINTENANCE BUDGET THAT JUST KIND OF IS PART OF OUR OVERALL MAINTENANCE BUDGET.

AND WE FOCUS ON THOSE EFFORTS, UH, IN THE, IN THE FALL AND THE WINTER MONTHS, UH, YOU SAID THE MAINTENANCE IN THE FLOOR INCLUDES WHEN THE REMOVAL OF THE TREES AND YES, UH, IT INCLUDES THE REMOVAL OF DEAD TREES.

UH, AND THEN WE'RE PUTTING TOGETHER.

WE DON'T ALWAYS REPLACE THOSE DEAD TREES RIGHT AWAY, DEPENDING ON WHERE THEY ARE.

UM, AND THAT'S WHERE THE INVENTORY AND BEING ABLE TO COME UP WITH A PLAN OF HOW WE'RE GOING TO WHERE, AND WHEN WE'RE GOING TO PLANT TREES SO THAT WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE BEING, UM, IS, IS WE CAN GET THE BIGGEST BANG FOR OUR BUCK IN TERMS OF WHERE WE'RE PLANTING TREES AND MAKING SURE WE'RE DOING IT IN THE RIGHT WAY.

OKAY.

MORE QUESTIONS.

I THINK YOU ASKED THIS BEFORE THE MEETING, AND I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I UNDERSTOOD THAT THE MILLION DOLLARS IN THE TREE MITIGATION FUND HAS ALREADY BEEN SPOKEN FOR NOT NECESSARILY THERE HAVE BEEN SOME, AND I DON'T KNOW THE EXACT BALANCE.

IT KIND OF CHANGES FROM TIME TO TIME, BUT THERE ARE SOME PROJECTS THAT, UM, HAVE BEEN TALKED ABOUT COMMITTING THROUGH THE BUDGET PROCESS, SOME PRETTY BIG CHUNKS FOR, UM, UH, USING THAT FUND FOR SOME VERY LARGE LANDSCAPING PROJECTS

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ALONG A MAJOR THOROUGHFARES.

UM, THEY'RE NOT ADMINISTERED DIRECTLY OUT OF OUR DEPARTMENT, SO I DON'T KNOW THE TOTAL BUDGET AND THE STATUS OF IT, BUT THERE ARE A COUPLE THAT ARE OUT THERE.

UH, THE ONE I DO KNOW ABOUT IS, AND I DON'T REMEMBER THE EXACT DOLLAR AMOUNT, BUT THERE IS A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF THAT THAT'S GOING TOWARDS THE SQUARE REDESIGN.

THAT WAS MY UNDERSTANDING BROUGHT IN THE LOOP OF HERE.

IT'S JUST PART OF THE CONTRACT.

IT'S, IT'S, UH, IT'S A TRANSFER OF THOSE FUNDS IS THE TOTAL PROJECT BECAUSE IT'S GOT MULTIPLE FUNDING SOURCES.

AND SO THAT CONTRIBUTION KIND OF HELPS OFFSET THOSE, THE REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE IN THAT LANDSCAPE PLAN.

CAUSE IT'S QUITE SUBSTANTIAL IN THE, IN THE ORDINANCE PROVIDES FOR USE OF THOSE FUNDS, NOT JUST TOWARDS TREES, BUT IT CAN BE, UH, TOWARDS SHRUBS AND ORNAMENTALS AND THAT KIND OF THING AS WELL.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? OKAY.

MOLLY DRIVE EMOTION.

YES.

I HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE FESTIVAL 2021 URBAN FORESTRY PROGRAM AS OKAY.

A MOTION FROM MOLLY BISHOP A SECOND FROM KENYA HUDSON ART.

AND, UH, IS THERE ANY ADDITIONAL DISCUSSION? OKAY.

ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

ALL OPPOSED THE MOTION CARRIES NEXT STEP.

CONSIDER RECOMMENDATION TO CITY COUNCIL TO APPROVE THE LEASE AGREEMENT FOR FRIENDSHIP PARK.

ALL RIGHT, THAT'S ME AGAIN.

UM, SO LITTLE BIT OF A BACKGROUND IF YOU'RE NOT FAMILIAR WITH WHERE FRIENDSHIP PARK IS, FRIENDSHIP PARK IS, UH, OFF OF WALNUT ON THE EAST SIDE, WEST SIDE OF TOWN, UH, AND BORDERS, THE CITY OF DALLAS AND CITY OF GARLAND.

UH, IT'S, IT'S ROUGHLY 10.3 ACRES IN SIZE, DALLAS IT 5.3 ACRES FALLS ON THE CITY OF DALLAS AND FIVE ACRES FALL ON THE CITY OF GARLAND AND 1986, MARCH 5TH, 1986, TO BE EXACT, THERE WAS A LEASE AGREEMENT THAT WAS SIGNED BETWEEN THE CITY OF GARLAND AND THE CITY OF DALLAS THAT STATED THAT THE CITY OF DALLAS WOULD MAINTAIN THE ENTIRE SITE, THE ENTIRE 10.38, THE 10.8 ACRES, EXCUSE ME, OF THAT SITE.

UM, AND THE ONLY THING THAT THE CITY OF GARLAND HAD TO DO AT THAT POINT BACK IN 1986, WAS PUT IN AN IRRIGATION SYSTEM, WHICH THEY DID BACK IN 1986.

THIS ORIGINAL LEASE AGREEMENT WAS FOR 20 YEARS.

SO DOING THE MATH, YOU KNOW, WE, THAT LEASE AGREEMENT HAS EXPIRED, UH, AND HAVE JUST BEEN OPERATING OFF OF THE OLD LEASE AGREEMENT ON A YEAR-TO-YEAR BASIS.

UH, ABOUT SIX, SEVEN MONTHS AGO, WE WERE APPROACHED BY THE CITY OF DALLAS BECAUSE THE CITY OF DALLAS IN THEIR, UM, PARKS MASTER PLAN, UH, AND THEIR RECENT, UH, BOND PACKAGE, EARMARKS MONEY TO ADD IMPROVEMENTS TO FRIENDSHIP PARK, UM, TO BE ABLE TO MAKE THOSE IMPROVEMENTS AND TO BE ABLE TO S AND TO, TO, UH, SPEND BOND MONEY ON TO, UH, A PARCEL OR A PARK THAT THEY DON'T HAVE COMPLETE CONTROL OF.

CAUSE THE LEASE AGREEMENT WAS OUT OF DATE, MADE IT REALLY HARD FOR THEM TO BE ABLE TO MAKE THOSE IMPROVEMENTS.

SO THEY APPROACHED US ABOUT, UM, UPDATING THIS LEASE AND BRINGING IT CURRENT SO THAT THEY CAN MOVE FORWARD WITH DESIGNS AND PLANS TO DO IMPROVEMENTS ON THIS PARK AND BE ABLE TO SPEND BOND DOLLARS ON IT.

SO WHAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR PACKET IS THE REWRITTEN LEASE AGREEMENT.

UH, THIS LEASE AGREEMENT HAS, IS AGAIN FOR 20 YEARS, THE, THIS HAS BEEN VETTED BY BOTH BRIAN ENGLAND, OUR CITY ATTORNEY AND CITY ATTORNEYS FOR THE CITY OF DALLAS.

UM, THIS LEASE AGREEMENT IS ALMOST WORD FOR WORD WHAT THE OLD LEASE AGREEMENT WAS MINUS THE, THE SECTION THAT WE HAVE TO PUT IN IRRIGATION SYSTEM, BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY THE IRRIGATION SYSTEM HAS ALREADY THERE.

UM, THEY AGAIN, WILL MAINTAIN AND CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN ALL OF THE ASSETS ON SITE, ANY NEW ASSETS THAT GO ONSITE, UM, THEY WILL CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN IT ALSO STATES IN THE LEASE AGREEMENT THAT ANY IMPROVEMENTS THAT THEY MAKE, UM, THAT THEY WILL SHARE THOSE WITH US.

AND IF THEY ARE TO MAKE ANY IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN THE FIVE ACRES OF THE CITY OF GARLAND, THAT THAT NEEDS TO HAVE APPROVAL FROM THIS BOARD AND FROM THE CITY.

UM, EVERYTHING ELSE IS PRETTY MUCH BOILER PLATE, LEASE AGREEMENT, LANGUAGE, UH, THINGS LIKE TERMINATION AND CONFLICT OF INTERESTS AND INSURANCE WRITERS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

UM, BUT I'D BE HAPPY TO GO INTO ANY MORE DETAIL.

THIS WILL BRING US CURRENT, UH, FOR A NEW 20 YEAR LEASE.

IF IT'S SUPPORTED BY THIS BOARD AND PASSED ON IT, WE'LL GO TO CITY COUNCIL, UH, WHAT THEIR SUPPORT.

THEN IT WILL BE SIGNED ON OUR SIDE AND THEN IT WILL GO TO THE CITY OF DALLAS AND IT WILL BE APPROVED THROUGH THEIR PARKS BOARD AND BY THEIR CITY COUNCIL.

AND THEN WE WILL HAVE A NEW LEASE AGREEMENT AND THEN THEY CAN MOVE FORWARD WITH IMPROVEMENTS AT THE PARK.

I THINK OF QUESTIONS, A QUESTION FROM MOLLY BISHOP.

OH, UM, I AM LOOKING AT THE GRAPHIC AND IT LOOKS LIKE ALL OF THE 10.8, I GUESS YOU'RE LOOKING AT, LET ME FIND THE REFERENCE SAYING THAT DALLAS DIDN'T DO ANYTHING ON THE GARLAND SIDE THAT I CAN'T SEE THAT DALLAS DIDN'T ANYTHING

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ON THE DALLAS SIDE OR IS THAT WHERE THAT LITTLE, SO TH UH, THE, THE DIVIDING LINE, IT'S JUST THE, THE ONE THAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT, OR ARE YOU LOOKING AT THE AREA? OH, YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE ARIEL.

OKAY.

SO THE ARIEL THAT YOU'LL SEE, LET ME PULL THAT UP THERE.

UM, WE, IT HAD AN OLD TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE GRANT, AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT YEAR IT WAS.

I TRIED TO FIND IT, BUT I COULDN'T FIND IT.

WHAT YOU SEE OVER THERE WAS A WALKING PATH, I THINK, USED TO HAVE SOME EXERCISE STATIONS THERE.

UH, THOSE EXERCISE STATIONS ARE NO LONGER THERE, BUT THE WALKING PATH IS THERE.

UM, THAT'S WHAT YOU SEE ON THE GARLAND SIDE.

YOU WILL SEE THE IMPROVEMENTS ON THE DALLAS SIDE.

THEY HAVE, UH, PUT IN A NEW PLAYGROUND.

THEY PUT IN, IN THESE THAT SHOULD SAY NEW.

THESE HAVE BEEN THERE FOR QUITE SOME TIME.

UM, THEN THE MOST RECENT ADDITION THAT THEY DID IS THEY PUT A BRAND NEW SIGN, UM, OUT FRONT ON HORN BEAM, DRIVE A VERY NICE NEW SIGN THAT UPDATED AND WHAT THEY HAVE IN ALL OF THEIR PARKS SYSTEMS FOR THEIR SIGNS, BUT WHAT THEY ARE PROPOSING.

UH, I THINK THEY HAVE SOME PLANS THAT THEY WANT TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS.

AND I THINK SOME OF THOSE IMPROVEMENTS WILL SPILL OVER ONTO THE GARLAND SIDE.

UM, I THINK ONCE THIS AGREEMENT IS DONE, WE WILL START TO SEE THOSE PLANS COME FORWARD TO ABOUT WHAT THEY PLAN TO DO.

BUT AGAIN, THIS IS A WIN-WIN SITUATION.

UM, THIS WILL BE ADDED ASSETS TO THIS PARK THAT WILL BE, YOU KNOW, OPEN TO USERS OF, OF GARLAND CITIZENS ON THAT SIDE OF TOWN.

AND WE DON'T HAVE TO MAINTAIN THEM AND WE DON'T HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF IT.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS MR. JERRY CARTER? UH, THIS JUST A QUICKIE HERE AND OUT OF THIS.

SO BASICALLY WE HAVE, UH, WE HAVE A POTENTIAL OF, UH, HAVING AN IMPROVED PARK THAT PHYSICALLY IS NOT IN THE CITY OF GARLAND, BUT, UH, JOINS, UH, SEVERAL, SEVERAL HOMES AND A MAJOR STREET THAT GOES THROUGH THERE FOR THE USE OF THE CITIZENS IN THAT AREA.

AND FOR THIS, WE'RE GOING TO GET IMPROVEMENTS PUT INTO THIS PARK OF WHICH WE DON'T HAVE TO PAY, UH, ANY, ANY MONEY IN DOING THAT.

AND FOR THIS, WE GET THE EXTENSION OF A, OF A 20 YEAR LEASE.

UH, THAT'S BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL.

WE'VE HAD A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WORKING WITH IT WITH THE CITY OF DALLAS.

THAT'S CORRECT, SIR.

DID I MISS SOMETHING? NO, THERE YOU GO.

THANK YOU.

UH, THERE IS A COST TO GARLAND, $1 JERRY , DAVID MOREHEAD.

UH, MATT, YOU SAY THAT, UM, DARLIN, EXCUSE ME, DALLAS, THE CITY HAS A, UH, A BOND ISSUE THAT THE PAST AND WHAT THEY'VE DONE TO MAKE SOME IMPROVEMENTS.

UH, DO WE HAVE ANY KIND OF SENSE OF WHAT THEY WANT TO DO TO BE HONEST? NO.

UH, THEY HAVE A MASTER PLAN THAT I THINK CALLED OUT MAYBE SOME SOMETHINGS LIKE PICKLEBALL AND THINGS LIKE THAT, BUT THEY DON'T HAVE A PLAN YET FOR THE PARK.

UH, AND, UH, FOR OBVIOUS REASONS, I THINK THEY WANTED TO WAIT TO EXPEND THOSE DOLLARS AND TO MOVE FORWARD TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS LEASE AGREEMENT COULD BE FULL, COULD PUT FORTH BECAUSE IF THIS WEREN'T TO BE APPROVED, THEN THEY WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO SPEND THAT MONEY ON THAT PARK.

SO I THINK ONCE THIS AGREEMENT IS DONE, UM, THEY WILL PROBABLY START THAT PLANNING PROCESS AND WE'LL BE ABLE TO GET A BETTER IDEA OF WHAT THEY HAVE PLANNED AND WHAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO DO HERE.

ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? OKAY.

DO I HEAR A MOTION FROM, UM, WELL, I THINK IT'S COMING FROM THE POLICY AND PLANNING COMMITTEE, UM, MR. CHAIRMAN ON LIKE MOTION THAT, UH, WE RECOMMEND THAT THE COUNCIL APPROVE THIS.

OKAY.

I HAVE A MOTION FROM DAVID MOREHEAD AND A SECOND, UH, SECOND THE MOTION SECOND FROM JERRY CARTER.

THANK YOU.

AND THANK YOU, JASON.

AND, UM, ALL RIGHT.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? OKAY.

ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

AYE.

ALL OPPOSED.

OKAY.

THE MOTION CARRIES.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

OKAY.

VERBAL BRIEFINGS PARK FOUNDATION, YOU GUYS GOT ANYTHING? UM, WELL WE ARE, UM, AS I SAID IN THE PRIOR MEETING, WE ARE NON-PROFIT.

THE OTHER THING IS THAT WE HAD, UM, THE NATION KNOWS, UH, AND ALSO MATH.

SO WE ARE RIGHT NOW WITH COLLECTING AND LETTING PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT WE'RE DOING, BUT, UM, WE'RE STILL IN PROCESS FINISHING OUR WEBSITE, WHICH IS WHAT IS GOING TO HELP US TO, TO BE MORE, TO KNOW THEM NOW AS BETTER.

HOWEVER, WE ALSO ARE STEALING THE STEPS OF, FOR MAYBE FORMATTING OUR, THE STRUCTURE OF OUR FOUNDATION.

UM, SO HOPEFULLY THIS, IN THIS MONTH WE FINISHED, WE FINISHED ALL OF THAT.

SO WE, WE WILL HAVE SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE THAT, UM,

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DECEMBER HAS BEEN, UH, WAS LOW DOWN A LOT, BUT NONETHELESS, WE HAVEN'T, WE HAVEN'T STOPPED WORKING ON, OKAY.

I KNOW FULLY THAT KENYA'S EVER STOP WORKING ON THIS.

SHE HAS DONE A LOT OF WORK IN THE BACKGROUND.

AND I THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE, UM, THE LOGO AND YOU SEE THE, UM, ELVIS STUFF, WHAT DO YOU CALL IT FOR THE OTHER THINGS THAT ARE ON THE CATALOG TO SEE THE CATALOG.

I THINK THAT YOU'LL SEE THE AMOUNT OF WORK THAT MARGARET IS ALSO PUTTING IN ON THERE.

AND YOU'RE COORDINATING THE CATALOG WITH PARKS.

YEAH.

YEAH.

OKAY.

WHAT, WHAT HAPPENED IS THAT CONDITION WAS ALSO W WHAT THAT VALUE.

ONE OF THE MAIN THINGS THAT WE WANT TO DO IS ONCE WE PUT UP TOGETHER, WE'D WANT TO HAVE A PRESENTATION HERE TO THE BOARD, JUST SO EVERYBODY CAN SEE WHAT IT, WHAT ARE THE IDEAS.

AND ALSO, UH, WE WOULD LIKE TO MEET WITH THE DEPARTMENT MAINLY WITH ANDY, SO HE CAN APPROVE, YOU KNOW, OR, OR TELL US IF THE DEPARTMENT AGREES ON THE STYLE AND THE DESIGNS THAT WE'RE CHOOSING TO HAVE, BECAUSE WHAT WOULD LIKE TO BE JUST A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT, YOU KNOW, MORE ORGANIC AND MODERN.

SO IT WAS VERY ATTRACTIVE TO OUR FOX WITHOUT BEING LIKE, WHY DO THEY, YOU KNOW, LIKE TOTALLY DIFFERENT.

SO MAKE IT TO BE PART OF, BUT ALSO SOMETHING, I MEAN, UNIFY CAR PARKS, RIGHT.

OKAY.

UM, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK.

AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO THINGS AS THEY PROGRESS AND ANY QUESTIONS FOR THE, ON THE PARK FOUNDATION.

OKAY.

NEXT STEP CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, 2022, UH, YOU SHOULD HAVE IN FRONT OF YOU, WE BROUGHT THIS EVENING THE, UH, 20, 22 PROPOSED CIP CALENDAR.

UM, AND SO WITH THAT, JUST TO, JUST TO KIND OF LET YOU KNOW WHERE WE ARE, UM, COUNCIL WILL, WE'LL SEE THE BUDGET, UH, THE CITY MANAGER'S PROPOSED BUDGET JANUARY 18TH.

SO I ENCOURAGE EVERYBODY TO KIND OF TUNE IN AND SEE WHAT WHAT'S IN THERE.

WE'VE MADE A, UH, A GREAT DEAL OF REQUESTS THROUGH THIS PROCESS, UH, FOR NEEDS, UH, THAT WE HAVE FOR ONGOING PROJECTS, UH, NEW PROJECTS, THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO, UH, YOU'LL SEE KIND OF WHAT, WHERE THE STATUS OF THOSE IS.

AND, UH, ULTIMATELY THERE'LL BE SEVERAL MEETINGS THROUGH HERE.

A COUPLE OF PUBLIC HEARING OPPORTUNITIES, A COUPLE OF MORE, UH, WORK SESSION ITEMS, UH, FOR COUNCIL TO KIND OF PROVIDE GUIDANCE TO THE STAFF TO WORK THROUGH, UH, AND THEN ULTIMATELY, UM, HOPEFULLY GET IT ADOPTED FEBRUARY THE 15TH, UH, STAFF WILL BE MAKING THEIR INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATIONS AT, SO YOU'LL SEE THE HIGH LEVEL MORE ON THE, ON THE 18TH, UM, FROM THE CITY MANAGER AND THE BUDGET OFFICE.

AND THEN WE'LL THE INDIVIDUAL DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE, THAT HAVE MADE BUDGET REQUEST.

WE'LL PRESENT THOSE INDIVIDUALLY TO THE COUNCIL.

UM, AND SO AGAIN, THAT IS, UH, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

YOU'RE ENCOURAGED TO BE THERE.

THAT'LL BE AT THE, UH, DALLAS COUNTY ROAD AND BRIDGE OFFICE.

WHAT DOES THAT OFFER ELLIOTT ROAD? YEAH, KIND OF PRETTY FAR SOUTH PAST THE STADIUM I'VE BEEN THERE.

UM, SO, UH, DEFINITELY ENCOURAGE EVERYBODY TO COME AND PARTICIPATE OR AT LEAST, UH, UH, BE THERE AND SEE THE DISCUSSIONS HAPPENING.

UM, SO ONCE WE KIND OF GET A LITTLE MORE DIRECTION ON THAT, THEN WE CAN GO THROUGH THE ADDITIONAL DETAIL WITH THE PARK BOARD POSSIBLY, UH, IN THE NEAR FUTURE, BUT THAT'S WHERE WE STAND.

OKAY.

SO I JUST SAID, ONE QUESTION, COULD, YOU KNOW, LAST TIME WE HEARD ABOUT THE AMERICAN RECOVERY PLAN ACT FUNDS THAT WERE, WOULD THAT BE KIND OF YEP.

THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT UP.

I MEANT TO MENTION THAT.

SO AS PART OF THE CIP PROCESS, UM, I THINK SEVERAL, UM, OF THE, OF THE ARPA, THE AMERICAN RECOVERY ACT IS GOING TO BE, HAS KIND OF IN PRINCIPLE, BEEN REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY COUNCIL, BUT IT HASN'T BEEN OFFICIALLY ALLOCATED IN, IN THE CIP PROCESS.

MANY OF THE PROJECTS THAT WERE PROPOSED TO BE, UH, ARPA FUNDED THERE AS WITH ALL FREE MONEY, IT'S NOT FREE AND THERE'S A LOT OF STRINGS ATTACHED.

SO THERE'S A LOT OF REQUIREMENTS BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND SOME, SOME PROJECTS THAT WERE EXPERIENCING SOME PRICE, UH, CHALLENGES IN THE MARKET RIGHT NOW.

UM, WE'RE NOT TURNED OUT NOT TO BE THE APPROPRIATE TO ADD ARPA FUNDS TO IT, BECAUSE THEN IT TRIGGERS THE ENTIRE PROJECT TO BE SUBJECT TO THOSE RULES.

SO THERE WERE SOME, UM, OTHER WAYS TO LOOK AT, OKAY, LET'S MAKE SURE THE ARPA FUNDS GO TO A NEW AND CLEAN PROJECT THAT HAS A START AND FINISH WITH ARPA PHONES, RATHER THAN TRYING TO, YOU KNOW, IF YOU'RE ADDING 5% MONEY ON TOP OF A PROJECT THAT'S ALREADY APPROVED THAT KIND OF COMPLICATES THINGS.

SO A LOT OF THOSE TOUGH DECISIONS THAT ARE BEING MADE WITH THE BUDGET OFFICE.

SO YES, THE ARPA FUNDS,

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UH, WERE VERY, VERY, UM, HELPFUL.

AND THE COUNCIL RECOMMENDED APPROXIMATELY 32 MILLION OF THOSE FUNDS GO TO PARK PROJECTS.

MS. CHAIRMAN, YES.

JERRY QUESTION QUESTION FOR ANDY HERE.

UM, OF COURSE YOU HAVE, YOU HAVEN'T HAS ALWAYS, THERE'S ALWAYS STRINGS ATTACHED.

AND ONE OF THE STRINGS IS, UH, IS GOING TO CREATE AN ACCELERATED TIMELINE FOR THESE PROJECTS.

ARE YOU, ARE YOU FEELING FAIRLY COMFORTABLE THAT, THAT YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO, UM, PUT TOGETHER ENOUGH PROJECTS THEY'RE GOING TO QUALIFY IN THAT AMOUNT AND THAT AMOUNT OF TIME THAT'S, THAT'S GOING TO BE A PRETTY AMAZING FEAT, WHICH OF COURSE WE EXPECT OF YOU.

SO, UH, BUT ANYWAY, YES, SIR, W WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT WE BROUGHT SOME PROJECTS FORWARD, AND I THINK COUNCIL HAD A LOT OF GREAT DISCUSSION ABOUT IT.

UM, AND HAD HAD, I THINK MADE SOME WISE CHOICES ABOUT HOW THAT MONEY IS ALLOCATED, BECAUSE THAT TIMELINE IS SO TIGHT.

IT'S GOTTA BE, UH, COMMITTED BY 2024 AND S AND COMPLETED BY 26.

UM, AND SO SOME OF THESE PROJECTS ARE PRETTY SUBSTANTIAL AND THEY'LL HAVE TO BE DONE BY THAT TIMELINE.

AND WE THINK THAT PARK PROJECTS KIND OF LEND THEMSELVES TO THAT.

AND AGAIN, I THINK WE'RE, WE'RE PRETTY CONFIDENT THAT THAT'LL BE, UH, EARLY 26, MIDDLE 26 OR LATE 26, PLEASE.

YOU OKAY.

I'M GOING TO USE EVERY MONTH THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GIVES US 26, I BELIEVE.

SO YOU SAID, AND WHEN WAS THAT? I ENDED UP JOINING, I BELIEVE IT'S THE END OF 26.

DON'T QUOTE ME ON IT, BUT I THINK IT'S COMMITTED BY 20 END OF 24 AND COMPLETED BY END OF 26.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S, THAT'S GOOD FOR US TO KNOW FOR THE BEGINNING, BECAUSE YOU KNOW, YOU MIGHT HAVE A DELAY OR TWO DOWN THE ROAD.

YES.

KENYA HUDSON, NOT, UH, ALL THE DEPARTMENT IS YES.

THAT IS IN THE, THAT IS IN THE BUDGET PROCESS.

AND THAT'S A NICE CLEAN PROJECT.

RIGHT.

I BELIEVE THAT'S ONE OF THE LARGER ONES THAT IS APPROPRIATE FOR ARPA ALLOCATION.

OKAY.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ON THAT? KEITH, YOU GOT SOMETHING TO LET YOU KNOW THAT ONCE THE COUNCIL GET A COPY OF THIS, ON THAT TUESDAY, I WILL PUT THIS IN THE BOX ACCOUNT AND HAVE A COPY OF THE 2021 RIGHT THERE.

WE GOT IT IN OUR PACKET FOR 2022.

EXCELLENT.

OKAY.

MR. CHAIRMAN, MS. JAMES, EXCUSE ME AGAIN, QUESTION FOR YOU, KEITH.

UM, Y'ALL ARE MAKING PRESENTATIONS TO COUNCIL AND IT WOULD, IT WOULD REALLY BE NICE IF Y'ALL COULD GIVE US A HEADS UP WHEN YOU'RE GOING TO BE MAKING THOSE PRESENTATIONS AT TIME-WISE.

AND EVEN IF IT'S QUICK ENOUGH, IF WE CAN, TO BE ABLE TO SCHEDULE TIME, IF WE WANTED TO ATTEND AND SAY SOMETHING, BUT IF WE DIDN'T WANT TO ATTEND TO SAY, AT LEAST WE WOULD KNOW IT WAS THERE AND WE COULD MONITOR IT.

I THINK THEY WOULD BE REALLY VALUABLE TO US TO HEAR HOW THE COUNCIL IS RESPONDING TO THE THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING AND MAKE SURE WE'RE NOT HEADED DOWN.

WE MEANING BOARD THAT'S THE 22ND THAT'S 8:30 AM, JANUARY 22ND.

OR THE STAFF PRESENTATIONS AND PARKS IS LIKELY TO BE FIRST AT BAT AFTER THE OH, AND THESE ARE, THESE ARE PUBLIC MEETINGS.

SO THESE ARE OVER THERE AND THIS WOULD BE, IT DOESN'T BE OUT THERE AT THE DAY.

WILL IT BE TELEVISED OR, YEAH.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S MUCH WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW IF WE CAN.

THANK YOU.

GOOD QUESTION.

THANKS, MOLLY.

BISHOP.

SO QUESTION, UM, THE SATURDAY 8:30 AM SPECIAL WORK SESSION.

YOU SAID THAT THE DALLAS ROAD AND BRIDGE, RIGHT? YES.

YEP.

BELTLINE TO AT ROAD TURN LEFT.

AND IT'S ABOUT A MILE ON THE LEFT.

IT IS DISTRICT 33.

I BELIEVE IT'S ONE.

OKAY.

THERESA DANIELS.

WHO'S NOW WHAT WE'LL BE COVERING GARLAND.

YEAH.

I BELIEVE THAT'S HER OFFICE.

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

THEY DID.

THERE'S SOME NICE MEETING ROOMS THAT HAVE SOME REDISTRICTING AGAIN.

IT'S GOT A LARGE ROOM.

THE MASTER GARDENERS GOT A SUPER DUPER NICE GARDEN THERE'S GARDEN.

IT IS NICE.

IT'S ONE OF THE BEST ONES I'VE SEEN.

YEAH.

AND I KNOW THE GUY, DOUG, MOST OF THE WORK.

RIGHT.

SO ANY, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ON THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT? WE LOOK FORWARD TO THAT, UM, WARMING SHELTER AND HOMELESS UPDATE.

I'M GOING TO LEAVE THAT WITH MR. GRUBER SET.

YOU SEE STILL HERE.

HE TRIED, HE TRIED TO GET AT, I DON'T WANT TO STEAL HIS THUNDER BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN THE ONE DOING ALL THE HEAVY LIFTING WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND CODE ENFORCEMENT TO IDENTIFY AND ADDRESS SOME OF THESE ISSUES.

UM, AND IT'S A LITTLE BIT OF A MOVING TARGET.

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A LOT OF ENCAMPMENTS THAT WE, ONCE WE DETECT THEM, THERE'S, THERE'S A PROCESS TO GO THROUGH.

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AND, AND, UM, THERE'S SOME, SOME STATE AND FEDERAL LAW THAT HAS CHANGED THAT, THAT, UM, ADDRESSES THE RIGHTS OF THOSE PEOPLE.

AND, AND OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT DOES A PHENOMENAL JOB.

I THINK, IN HANDLING THIS, THESE ISSUES WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT FOR THESE FOLKS, BUT THERE ARE INHERENT DANGERS FOR, FOR BOTH CITIZENS AND THE FOLKS IN THE ENCAMPMENTS.

AND IT'S MEANT TO, TO ADDRESS THOSE IN A EQUITABLE WAY, BUT IT IS WITHOUT A DOUBT, A CHALLENGE.

YES, YOU'RE RIGHT ON THAT HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD THERE.

UM, WE DO ALSO CONTINUE TO PARTNER WITH GLOWS, UM, AND WE WORK WITH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND WE SEND OUT NOTIFICATIONS AND THE HOMELESS TASK FORCE DOES GO OUT AND SPREAD THAT INFORMATION OUT, UH, TO INDIVIDUALS THAT, THAT ARE HOMELESS, IF, AND WHEN NIGHTS THAT IT FALLS BELOW 32 DEGREES, AND THERE'S A 20% CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION, UM, THAT THEY CAN GO AND FIND A WARM BED AND A HOT MEAL ON THOSE NIGHTS.

SO WE DO CONTINUE TO PARTNER WITH THEM.

UM, HOPEFULLY THAT, YOU KNOW, OUR FRIENDS AT ERCOT HA HAVE FIXED OUR ISSUES AND WE WON'T HAVE TO OPEN A WARMING CENTER THIS YEAR.

UM, BUT I DO KNOW AS PART OF THE, AS PART OF THE CIP PROGRAM, THEY DID DO SOME EVALUATION OF DIFFERENT REC CENTERS AND DIFFERENT BUILDINGS OF, UH, WHAT WOULD NEED TO BE DONE TO, TO BETTER HARDWIRE IN, UM, UM, GENERATORS, UH, IF THERE WERE POWER OUTAGE AND WE DID NEED TO USE A REC CENTER AGAIN AS A WARMING CENTER, UH, THAT WORK IS ONGOING, UM, TO SEE WHERE, WHERE WHAT'S, WHAT BUILDINGS COULD BE UPGRADED TO BE ABLE TO EASIER EITHER INSTALL A GENERATOR OR DO QUICK CONNECTS FOR, FOR GENERATORS.

SO THAT WORK AND DISCUSSIONS ARE STILL HAVE HAPPENING IN CASE WE RUN INTO THAT SITUATION YET.

AND AGAIN, IT MAY NOT BE A WARMING CENTER.

IT COULD BE IF THERE IS A NATURAL DISASTER, LIKE A TORNADO OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, AND PEOPLE NEEDED A PLACE TO STAY.

UH, THOSE THINGS ARE BEING LOOKED AT AND, AND WORKING WITH OUR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TEAM, UM, TO BE ABLE TO, TO PUT A PLAN TOGETHER FOR THAT, WE CONTINUE TO WORK WITH OUR HARM, OUR HOMELESS TASK FORCE, IF, UH, EVERY OUR PARK STAFF HAVE CALLED THEM ON A DAILY BASIS.

IF WE FIND HOMELESS ENCAMPMENTS, IF WE FIND PEOPLE THAT NEED RELOCATED, UM, WE, UH, GO IN AND THEY ARE NOTIFIED, UM, AND IT'S POSTED, THEY'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE THERE.

AND THEY COME BACK IN ON EVERY MONDAY, THEY PARTNER WITH STORMWATER AND STORM WATER COMES IN WITH THEIR, UH, BIG MACHINES.

IF IT'S A BIG ENCAMPMENT AND THEY CLEAN UP THESE ENCAMPMENTS, IF IT'S A SMALLER ENCAMPMENT, THEN WE'LL GO IN AND HELP CLEAN IT UP, UH, FOR THEM.

UH, AND THEN WHAT WE DO IS WE HAVE IDENTIFIED WHERE OUR REALLY BIG PROBLEM SPOTS ARE, AND WE ARE PUTTING TOGETHER PLANS TO BE ABLE TO GO IN THERE AND MAKE IT SO THEY'RE NOT AS ATTRACTIVE TO BE ABLE TO HIDE.

UH, AND THAT WAS ONE OF THE LEADING REASONS WHY WE WENT INTO THE WOODED AREA ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF CENTRAL PARK AND CLEANED UP THAT WOODED AREA.

UM, THAT WAS AN AREA THAT WE CONSTANTLY HAD HOMELESS IN, UH, IN INCENSE.

WE HAVE CLEANED THAT UP.

WE DO NOT HAVE HOMELESS IN THERE.

THEY DON'T EVEN STAY UNDERNEATH THAT BRIDGE ANYMORE.

AND THAT USED TO BE A CONSTANT ISSUE OVER THERE.

UH, SO IF THERE'S AREAS THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO CLEAN OUT, UH, IF THERE'S AREAS THAT WE CAN BRING MORE LIGHT TO, WE, WE CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THEM TO BE ABLE TO FIND WAYS TO MAKE IT LESS DESIRABLE FOR THEM TO BE THERE.

SO MAYBE THEY, THEY EITHER TAKE UP THE HOMELESS TASK FORCE ON GETTING HELP TO FIND PERMANENT HOMES OR HOUSING, OR THEY MOVE ON TO SOMEWHERE ELSE, UH, TO BE ABLE TO SLEEP OVERNIGHT.

SO IT'S A CONSTANT BATTLE.

IT REALLY IS.

IT'S A CONSTANT BATTLE.

IT'S A MOVING TARGET.

UH, IT'LL BE SOMETHING THAT WE CONTINUE TO DEAL WITH.

UM, BUT I FEEL LIKE WE HAVE A REALLY GOOD PLAN AND WE HAVE REALLY GOOD PARTNERS AND, AND, AND, AND DEALING WITH THOSE SITUATIONS WHERE THEY COME UP.

AND IF YOU SEE IT, UM, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

UM, BECAUSE WE DON'T SEE IT ALL AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE KNOW WHERE THEY ARE SO THAT WE CAN GET, UM, DEIDRE AND HER TEAM INVOLVED AND MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH THOSE SITUATIONS QUESTION FOR MATT.

HEY, JERRY CARTER, WE'RE WORKING WITH THE TASK FORCE.

UH, ARE WE WORKING CLOSE ENOUGH OR DO WE KNOW HOW OFTEN THE TASK FORCE IS INTERACTING, UH, WITH EACH OF THE, EACH OF THESE ENCAMPMENTS? IS IT A DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY, OR AS AN AS-NEEDED OR DAILY IT'S DAILY? THERE WAS ONE WOMAN THAT IS UNDERNEATH CODE COMPLIANCE, UH, AND SHE WORKS AND THERE IS A DEDICATED OFFICER, UH, AND THOSE TWO ARE THE TEAM RIGHT NOW.

AND THEN THERE'S A RETIRED OFFICER THAT HAS COME BACK AND IS WORKING WITH THEM TOO.

SO IT'S KIND OF A TEAM OF TWO AND A HALF BECAUSE SHE DOESN'T WORK ALL THE TIME AND THEY ARE OUT DAILY.

UH, THEY WORK 12, THEY WORK 10 HOUR DAYS, FOUR DAYS A WEEK.

SO THEY WORK FROM SIX TO, UH, FOUR, UM, MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY, AND THEN THEY'RE OFF FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY, BUT THEY ARE VERY, VERY RESPONSIVE.

MY GUYS CALL THEM AND SHE GOES EITHER THAT DAY OR THE NEXT DAY, OR IF IT'S OVER THE WEEKEND, SHE GOES, FIRST THING ON MONDAY, BUT DAILY, SHE KNOWS SHE, IF I CALL UP AND SAY, YEAH, YOU KNOW, WE HAD A REPORT OF SOMEBODY

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UNDERNEATH THIS BRIDGE.

SHE'S LIKE, OH, IT WAS PROBABLY SO-AND-SO DAH, DAH, DAH.

I TALKED TO HIM LAST WEEK, DAH, DAH, DAH.

I MEAN, THEY WORK.

SHE IS ABSOLUTELY AN AMAZING WOMAN.

UH, AND I TELL YOU, THEY, THE RESOURCES ARE OUT THERE FOR PEOPLE THAT WANT HELP.

UH, IF SOMEBODY TRULY WANTS OFF THE STREETS AND TRULY DOES NOT WANT TO BE HOMELESS ANYMORE, UM, BETWEEN WHAT IS IS GOING ON IN DALLAS AND WHAT GARLAND DOES.

AND, AND THEN THE OTHER NONPROFITS THAT ARE OUT THERE, THERE ARE WAYS TO GET PEOPLE INTO HOMES AND THEY HELP QUITE A FEW PEOPLE GET INTO HOMES OR GET THE HELP THAT THEY NEED.

UM, BUT YES, IT IS A DAILY, A DAILY OCCURRENCE THAT THEY'RE OUT THERE.

OKAY.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN ANSWER THIS ONE OR NOT.

WAS IT A NEW HIRE FOR THE LADY IN CODE COMPLIANCE? THERE'S THIS LADY THAT'S BEEN THERE FOR, IT'S A LADY THAT'S BEEN THERE FOREVER.

UH, DEIDRA IS HER NAME, DEIDRE, DEIDRE.

SHE IS GOOD.

WE ACTUALLY RECOGNIZED HER AS OUR PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR OUR, FOR OUR DEPARTMENT, UH, UH, AWARDS THIS YEAR.

IT WAS VERY SIMPLE.

I'VE HAD TO EXPLAIN THE FACTS OF LIFE TO SOME PEOPLE THAT WOULD THINK SHE WAS DOING THINGS ON HER OWN AND, YOU KNOW, FOR AROUND SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WERE HAPPENING AND ESPECIALLY ON THE SOCIAL SOCIAL NETWORK.

AND, UH, AND I WAS ABLE TO PRETTY WELL SHUT DOWN WHOLE LINES JUST BY, JUST BY GIVING A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT HER RESPONSIBILITIES ARE, WHERE, WHAT TRIGGERS THOSE.

AND THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING HAS TO TRIGGER THOSE IN THE RESIDENTIAL AREAS AND, AND, AND NEURAL NET AND SEE HER DRIVING DOWN THE STREET.

SHE'LL STOP AND WE'LL WE'LL VISIT FOR A LITTLE BIT.

SHE, SHE IS, CAUSE WE WERE REALLY GOOD THERE.

OKAY.

JUST A COUPLE OF QUICK OTHERS, AND THIS WILL BE ON, THIS IS GOING TO BE BACK ON THE, UH, UH, WARMING, WARMING SHELTERS.

OKAY.

UH, SO IN, IN THE WARMING SHELTERS, IT TENDS TO MAKE THE MOST SENSE OF GETTING THE MOST BANG FOR THE BUCK WILL BE IN REC CENTERS WHERE YOU HAVE LARGE OPEN SPACES AND NOT AS MUCH ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS.

SO NUMBER ONE, ARE WE, ARE WE NOW INCORPORATING THIS INTO, UH, LOOKING AT INCORPORATING THIS INTO ALL OUR, MOST OF OUR REC CENTERS? CAUSE OUR REC CENTERS CAN BE TAKEN DOWN TO IF WE HAD TORNADOES, THINGS LIKE THAT HAPPENED NOW, THAT'S NUMBER ONE.

NUMBER TWO, ARE WE LOOKING AT ANY CHANGING IN THE WIRING? BECAUSE MANY TIMES YOU CAN WIRE 75% OF THE BUILDING TO BE ON A GENERATOR AND NOBODY WOULD EVER KNOW THERE, THE 25% WAS KNOWN, BUT YOU CUT 25% OF THE NEEDS FOR THE GENERATOR.

NUMBER THREE, WHEN WE WIRING THE, IF WE WERE TO WIRE, THESE, WHEN WE WIRE THESE TWO NUMBER THREE WOULD BE, DOES THE GARLAND POWER IN LIGHT OR ANY OTHER THINGS? THE CITY OF GARLAND HAVE GENERATORS.

I WOULD PRESUME THAT GARLAND POWER AND LOT WOULD HAVE THEM FROM TIME TO TIME, THE THINGS THEY DO.

AND THEN NUMBER FOUR, WOULD WE, WOULD WE WORK WITH GARLAND POWER LIGHT, UH, IN SECURING THE COMPATIBLE GENERATORS AND WE'RE DOING COMPATIBLE WIRING.

SO WE DON'T HAVE TO DOUBLE UP ON SOME OF THESE ISSUES, BUT THAT WAS MORE THAN ONE QUESTION.

I'M SORRY.

YOU CAN GO AHEAD.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT'S I CAN PROBABLY ANSWER HALF OF IT IN ANDY PHONE.

YOU ANSWERED HALF OF IT.

YES, NO, NO, NO, NO, YES, YES, NO.

THAT'S WHAT I WAS HOPING TO HEAR.

NO, IT WASN'T.

SO, UH, SO IN TERMS OF GLOWS, THOSE ARE THE SHORT TERM, UH, MOBILIZATION, AND THAT IS HANDLED BY A NONPROFIT, UH, GOOD SAMARITAN, I BELIEVE DOES THAT.

AND THEY'VE, THEY'VE GOT THE RE THE RESOURCES TO DO THAT.

WE DO NOT.

SO THE, THE RE THE REC CENTERS WOULD NOT BE MOBILIZED FOR THAT SHORT TERM PURPOSE.

LIKE, LIKE WE HAD, WHAT TWO WEEKS AGO, WE HAD A FIRST, REALLY, REALLY COLD NIGHT.

AND SO THEY MOBILIZED THAT NIGHT.

SO, BUT WHAT I THINK YOU'RE REFERRING TO MIGHT BE ONE OF THE LARGER, UM, DISASTER MOBILIZATIONS, LIKE WE'VE UNFORTUNATELY EXPERIENCED THIS PAST YEAR.

UM, THE, THE REC CENTERS THAT WERE NOT FAR ENOUGH ALONG IN DESIGN THAT COULD BE RETROFITTED FOR GENERATORS HAVE BEEN SO ALL, ALL REC CENTERS, BUT ONE WILL BE ABLE TO BE WIRED FOR GENERATORS, SIZABLE ENOUGH TO OPERATE ALL OF THE REC CENTER, NOT JUST PART OF IT, THAT WAS KIND OF THE DEAL.

YOU DON'T WANT TO JUST OPERATE THE LIGHTS AND NOT THE, NOT THE HEATERS OR THE HEATERS AND NOT THE LIGHTS.

SO THAT'S INHERENTLY UNSAFE.

SO THAT HAS BEEN DONE.

YES.

AND NOT ONLY DO YOU HAVE TO DO THAT, BUT YOU'VE ALSO GOT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE A, FROM PAVED SURFACE TO THESE BACKFEED LOCATIONS.

SO THE NEW REC CENTERS THAT WERE NOT UNDER DESIGN WHEN THIS WAS FIRST DISCUSSED, HAVE ABSOLUTELY BEEN RETROFITTED HOLLABAUGH WAS TOO FAR ALONG AND HAD SOME CHALLENGES TOO, IN ORDER TO RETROFIT THAT.

BUT, UM, SEVERAL LOCATIONS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED, NOT EVEN JUST REC CENTERS.

UM, AND THEN YOUR OTHER QUESTION RELATED TO THE GENERATORS, THOSE ARE NOT DONE BY GPS.

NOW, THEY'RE ACTUALLY HANDLED BY OUR FLEET DEPARTMENT AND THEY ARE THE ONES.

AND I CAN TELL YOU, I DON'T KNOW A LOT ABOUT ALL THE DEPARTMENTS.

SHE HAD ONLY BEEN HERE TWO AND A HALF, BUT THOSE FOLKS HAD A YEOMAN'S WORK TO DO.

YOU DON'T REALIZE HOW MUCH REFUELING AND IS, AND TRANSPORTATION OF ALL THE DIESEL GENERATORS AROUND THE CITY UNTIL YOU GET, UNTIL YOU GET A REPORT OF HOW MANY, HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE WORKED AROUND THE CLOCK TO SHUTTLE DIESEL.

UM, SO THEY, THEY DROP OFF AND WE'LL DROP OFF THE GENERATORS.

WE OWN SOME, AND THEN WE WILL HAVE FIRST RIGHTS TO RENT SOME OF THE RIGHT SIZE.

AND THEN THEY GO AROUND AND THEY KEEP THE DIESEL FILLED.

UM, SO, SO YES, I COUNSEL WAS, UH, VERY, UH, DILIGENT AND RIGHT ON TOP

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OF THAT KIND OF SUGGESTION FROM THE GET-GO, AND IT APPEARS THAT BEING ON TOP OF THAT ENOUGH, THAT THEY WOULD MAKE SURE THAT EVERYTHING THEY'RE DOING IS COMPATIBLE.

SO WE DON'T HAVE TO, WE DON'T HAVE TO GO OUT AND SAY, OH, WELL, WE CAN'T, WE DON'T HAVE, WE HAVE THESE EXTRA GENERATORS, BUT WE CAN'T USE THEM OVER HERE BECAUSE THE WAY THAT ONE WAS WIRED, IT'S NOT COMPATIBLE.

I WOULD, I WOULD PRESUME THAT WAS GOING TO BE DONE, BUT IT JUST ALWAYS TAKES SOMEBODY TO THINK ABOUT IT.

YOU ARE CORRECT.

WE HAD, WE HAD OUR STAFF, UH, FLEET FACILITIES AND ALL THE CONSULTANTS WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE SURE THAT, THAT THOSE PLUG-IN STATIONS WERE COMPATIBLE BOTH IN PHASE AMPERAGE, UH, WATER IT'S REQUIRED BECAUSE THEY'RE LARGE, THEY'RE SOME OF THESE GENERATORS ARE AS BIG AS THIS ENTIRE DYESS.

I MEAN, THEY'RE, THEY'RE DOUBLE AXLE, MASSIVE GENERATORS TO RUN THOSE BUILDINGS.

AND SO THEY, AND WE PROVIDED A PAVED SURFACE, LIKE A FIRE LANE TO BE ABLE TO PARK THEM.

CAUSE YOU CAN IMAGINE IF YOU'RE DOING THIS DURING A, YOU KNOW, PRECIPITATION EVENT, A FREEZE EVENT, BE PRETTY, PRETTY EMBARRASSING TO HAVE THE GENERATOR AND CAN'T GET IT TO IT.

CAUSE THE GRASS IS TOO WET TO DRIVE THROUGH IT.

SO THAT WAS ALSO ACCOUNTED FOR, I WAS ALSO GOING TO SAY, I DON'T GOING TO SAY IN THAT, YOU KNOW, UH, AN EVENT COULD BE A MASSIVE RAIN EVENT WHERE WE HAVE FLOODING.

SO, SO WE CAN'T JUST GO IN THERE AND LAY THE FLAT WORK AT, AT NORMAL GRADE, WE'VE GOT, WE'VE GOT TO GET THAT WHERE IT'S ELEVATED THERE'S THIS, THIS IS FUN.

I'VE RETROFITTED A COUPLE OF LARGE HOUSES TO, UH, TO DO THE GENERATORS ON.

AND WE HAD THAT.

WE HAD TO, UH, CUT OUT SOME OF THE PIECES TO DO THAT.

SO, UH, IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU'RE WHERE WE WOULD HOPE YOU WOULD BE IN THAT'S, UH, THINKING OUT IN FRONT.

THANK YOU.

WE WILL GIVE THAT CREDIT TO CITY COUNCIL.

THAT WAS A DIRECTION FROM THEM FROM DAY ONE.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ON THIS? OKAY.

NEXT ITEM.

HONORING SPRING CREEK, FOREST PRESERVE VOLUNTEERS.

AND I GUESS I'LL TAKE THAT ONE UNLESS SOMEBODY ELSE WANTS YOU TO DO SO.

SO IT KIND OF HIT US, UH, I DON'T KNOW, A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO THAT, UH, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A COUPLE OF MEMBERS THAT ARE GETTING ALONG IN YEARS AND THAT, UH, IF WE WANTED TO HONOR THEM IN THEIR LIFETIME, THAT WE SHOULD GO AHEAD AND GET IT DONE.

AND, UH, SO WE WENT AHEAD AND CREATED THIS AWARD AND IT'LL ACTUALLY BE GIVEN ON THE, UH, ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING IN MARCH OF 2022 AND UH, NOT LAST YEAR.

AND, UM, SO, AND THAT'S WHEN, YOU KNOW, WE RE UP OUR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND ALL THAT.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS I KNOW, BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO SAY YET.

YEAH.

AND, UM, I GUESS THAT'S WHAT I MEANT TO ASK THAT.

NOT YET THE, UM, I WILL SAY THAT, UH, YOU KNOW, WE DID A COUPLE OF WALKS ON JANUARY 1ST AND WE WERE, UH, ROB COLE AND I WERE OVER, YOU KNOW, CHECKING OUT THE TRAILS THE DAY BEFORE AND WE CHECKED OUT ONE AND THEN HE WENT OVER AND CHECKED OUT THE OTHER AND HE RAN INTO THERESA DANIELS AT A SPRING CREEK PARK, PRESERVE WITH HER HUSBAND AND GAVE HER A, YOU KNOW, A MAP AND SOME INFORMATION.

SO SHE'S ON OUR MAILING LIST.

NOW I NEED TO STEP BACK ONE QUICK, ONE QUICK PENTAGON, I'M SORRY.

ON THE, ON THE HOMELESS, UH, ON THE HOMELESS MAT WHERE THE WORK BEING DONE ON LBJ, UM, LBJ NORTHWEST HIGHWAY, I MEAN, THEY JUST LAY ELIMINATED A MONSTER OF A MESS THERE.

THEY ALL WENT SOMEWHERE.

DID WE TRY SOME? UH, YES.

AND, AND ACTUALLY THEY, THERE WAS ACTUALLY A COUPLE OF VERY LARGE CAMPS OVER THERE.

THEY, THEY GOT BROKEN UP ONE REALLY LARGE ONE THAT HAD, I THINK, LIKE 6,000 PEOPLE IN IT.

AND THEY BUSTED THAT ONE UP AND ACTUALLY OUR RPD AND DEIDRE, THEY WENT AND WHEN THEY BROKE THAT ONE UP AND PARKED THERE, AND AS PEOPLE STARTED TO WALK OUR WAY SAID, NAH, YOU CAN KIND OF TURN AROUND AND GO BACK THAT WAY.

SO THEY DO MONITOR IT.

I'VE SEEN THEM OUT THERE ON 6 35 BEFORE, UH, TALKING TO PEOPLE.

SO THEY MONITOR THAT VERY, VERY QUICKLY OR VERY, VERY CLOSELY, EXCUSE ME.

YEAH.

IS THERE A WIDENING, WIDENING THE RIGHT-AWAY THEY'RE TAKING OUT SOME TREE LINES THAT, I MEAN, IT WAS MASSIVE.

UH, THE PEOPLE THAT WERE OVER THERE AND THAT'S SHALLOW, UM, NORTHWEST HALLWAY AND LBJ, I WENT BY THERE A COUPLE OF TIMES AND THERE WERE DOZENS OF CARS AND SQUAD CARS AND TRUCKS AND TRACTORS AND, AND ALL THOSE PEOPLE GOT TO GO SOMEWHERE AND YOU JUST WISH YOU COULD STAND THERE WITH A BUS AND TAKE THEM SOMEPLACE.

IT WOULD DO THEM SOME GOOD.

AND, UH, IT'S SAD, BUT IT'LL BE OKAY.

INTERESTING TO WATCH, YOU KNOW, DALLAS JUST INVESTED A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY IN THIS YEAR'S BUDGET AND THEY REALLY TRYING TO RAMP UP, UH, SOME, SOME RESOURCES FOR THIS, INCLUDING BUILDING SOME, SOME HOUSING.

UH, SO IT'LL BE INTERESTING TO SEE IF THAT HAS AN EFFECT ON, ON THE NUMBERS THAT ARE OUT THERE, BUT, UH, IT IS A BIG ISSUE.

THANK YOU, SIR.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ON ANY OF THAT MONTH? WELL, IF I COULD, ON, ON THE, ON THE SPRING CREEK PRESERVERS AND THE VOLUNTEERS, ARE THERE ANY, ANY REQUEST OF US, UH, SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO THAT, THAT

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WE NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN? UH, NO, I THINK WE GOT IT COVERED.

OKAY.

YEAH.

WE'RE JUST GOING TO GET SOME CERTIFICATES PRINTED.

OKAY.

MAKE A BIG DEAL OUT OF IT.

OKAY.

YEAH.

IF WE, IF WE NEED ANYTHING, WE ALWAYS CALL MATT.

OKAY.

ANYTHING ON MONTHLY REPORTS, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, SPECIAL EVENTS, PARK, OPERATIONS, RECREATION.

IF, IF NOT, WHAT I MIGHT DO IS HIT A COUPLE OF HIGHLIGHTS, UM, FOR YOU, UH, ON THE, ON THE CIP, UH, PROJECT STATUS, UM, TO START WITH ON FEBRUARY 4TH, YOU WILL PROBABLY SEE AN INVITATION RELATED TO THE NEXT BUILD GARLAND DAY.

UM, SO FEBRUARY 4TH, PRETTY MUCH I BELIEVE LIKE 8, 8, 8 30, ALL THE WAY TO FOUR O'CLOCK.

UM, THE, THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE WILL BE HIGHLIGHTING THE RIBBON CUTTINGS FOR, UM, THE POLICE PROPERTY AND EVIDENCE BUILDING, UH, TRANSPORTATION, UH, MAINTENANCE FACILITY, GAIL FIELDS, REC CENTER, RIBBON, CUTTING.

UM, AND THEN WE'LL HIGHLIGHT DORFMAN PARK, UM, RIBBON CUTTING THERE.

I BELIEVE THAT'S IT.

UH, BUT YOU'LL SEE AN AGENDA.

YOU SHOULD EXPECT THAT TO COME OUT FROM THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE.

JUST WANT TO PUT THAT ON EVERYBODY'S RADAR, FEBRUARY 4TH.

UM, AND THERE'LL BE A SPECIFIC TIME FOR YOU.

THAT'S CORRECT.

YEP.

SO IT'LL BE A LOT LIKE KIND OF LIKE THE ONE FOR AUDUBON, BUT IT'LL BE, THERE'LL BE MORE OF IT.

SO THERE MIGHT BE A SCALED DOWN PHYSICAL PRESENCE OF STUFF, BUT IT'S STILL GOING TO BE A BIG DEAL TO MAKE SURE THAT THOSE FACILITIES AND, AND COUNCIL AND BOARDS ARE RECOGNIZED.

UM, JUST A COUPLE OF QUICK THINGS THAT ARE KIND OF THE BIG ONES THAT ARE ON THE RADAR HAPPENING.

UM, THE HALBACH RECREATION CENTER DESIGN IS STILL MOVING FORWARD.

WE'VE GOT, UM, SOME TEDIOUS ISSUES TO WORK THROUGH WITH DRAINAGE AND BECAUSE THE LIBRARY'S NEXT TO IT, WE'RE STILL TRYING TO MAKE SURE THOSE TWO CONSULTANTS ARE WORKING OFF THE SAME SHEET OF MUSIC.

AND I FEEL LIKE WE'RE, WE'RE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION THERE.

UM, THERE IS SOME FUNDING REQUESTS OUT THERE IN THE BUDGET TO KIND OF SUPPLEMENT SOME PRELIMINARY BUDGET ESTIMATES FROM OUR CONSTRUCTION MANAGER AT RISK THAT PUT US A LITTLE BIT UNDERWATER.

SO IN ORDER TO FULFILL THAT VISION, WE'VE REQUESTED SOME ADDITIONAL FUNDS.

SO WE'LL SEE HOW THAT GOES.

UM, SIMILAR SITUATION AT HOLFORD, BUT IT'S REALLY MORE RELATED TO THAT OUTSIDE FACILITIES, SUCH AS THE, UM, UH, PICKLEBALL SLASH TENNIS AND BASKETBALL AREA, THAT'S GOING HAVE AN IMPACT THROUGH THE PARKING EXPANSION.

SO WE'D LIKE TO, WE REQUESTED SOME FUNDING TO KIND OF MAKE SURE THAT THAT COULD BE, UH, PUT BACK, UH, UH, NOT COMING OUT OF THE HOLFORD REC CENTER BUDGET, UM, GRANGER ANNEX RENOVATION, UM, THAT ONE, UH, IS ALSO EXPERIENCING SOME BUDGET CHALLENGES.

SO WE'RE TALKING THROUGH THAT IN THE BUDGET PROCESS, BUT WE DO HAVE A FANTASTIC DESIGNED TO WORK WITH ON THAT ONE.

UH, WE'RE JUST DEALING WITH A, KIND OF A CRAZY CONSTRUCTION MARKET RIGHT NOW.

UH, JOHN PAUL JONES PARKS SO THAT THE GRANT IS STILL OUT THERE.

UM, WE, WE DO NOT HAVE A TENTATIVE DATE WHEN WE WILL HEAR, UM, THE GREEN LIGHT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE DESIGN CONTRACT WITH THEM.

SAME THING WITH WATSON PARK.

WE EXPECT WATSON PARK CONTRACT THIS MONTH FROM IN THE CONTRACT IS WITH TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE.

UH, SO WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH DESIGN ON THAT ONE SOON, JOHN PAUL JONES IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT ANIMAL BECAUSE IT HAS WELL, BOTH ARE FEDERALLY FUNDED.

JOHN PAUL JONES BEING A BOATING ACCESS GRANTS, A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT IT'S, UH, FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE.

UH, AND THERE'S ALSO BEEN SOME TURNOVER HAPPENING WITH THE TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE GRANT SECTION.

SO THE FOLKS THAT WE'VE KNOWN FOR MANY, MANY YEARS ARE DOING, DOING MUSICAL CHAIRS.

AND SO I WOULD THINK IT'S FAIR TO SAY THERE MIGHT BE SOME DELAYS AS A RESULT OF THAT.

SO WE'RE JUST KIND OF IN A WAITING GAME THERE, WE ALREADY TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT TUCKERBIL.

SO THAT'S ONE THAT WE HAVE.

UM, HOPEFULLY WHAT MY, MY HOPE IS, IS TO HAVE THE FINAL CONCEPT PLAN PRESENTED TO THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE, UH, FROM THERE.

UM, WE'D LIKE TO PRESENT THAT, UH, TO THE, UH, TENNIS CENTER STAKEHOLDERS THAT WERE INVOLVED ON THE FRONT END.

AND THEN WE'D LIKE TO COME TO PARK BOARD AT THE FEBRUARY MEETING AND TAKE ALL THAT FEEDBACK.

HAVING INCORPORATED BRING YOU A FAIRLY COMPREHENSIVE DESIGN AND THEN BE READY TO PRESENT THAT TO COUNCIL THE SECOND MEETING IN FEBRUARY.

AND IF THAT'S THE CASE THAT WILL KEEP US ON TRACK TO, I HOPE OPENING BIDS BY SUMMER, UM, ALL CONTINGENT ON BUDGET APPROVAL.

SO, UM, SO THAT'S JUST A FEW OF THE HIGHLIGHTS, UH, THAT ARE IN THERE.

IF THERE'S ANY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ON ANY SPECIFIC PROJECTS, I'M CERTAINLY WE'LL GIVE IT A SHOT.

ANY QUESTIONS ON SPECIFIC? I'M KIND OF INTERESTED IN SEEING THIS FOOT TALL COURT BECAUSE THEY KEEP TALKING ABOUT IT AND, AND I'VE SEEN PEOPLE PLAYING FOOT TALL OVERS.

OH YEAH.

HOLFORD, YOU KNOW, ON THE WHAT'S NOW THE PICKLEBALL COURTS.

RIGHT.

AND YOU'LL, AND YOU, YOU PROBABLY SEEN THAT THE SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER DOWNTOWN IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

SO NOT A LOT

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OF FUN RIGHT NOW.

THEY'RE JUST ANNOUNCED THE DEMOLITION PHASE.

SO, BUT IT'S HAPPENING, RIGHT.

THERE'S ALWAYS ONE OF OUR SENIORS, UM, IN, DURING THAT CONSTRUCTION TIME, OUR SENIORS ACTIVITIES AND THEIR MEALS, UM, ARE RELOCATED TO GAIL FIELDS.

OKAY, COOL.

LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THAT TOO.

RIGHT.

ANY, ANY, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? WHERE ARE WE HERE? COMMUNICATIONS.

THERE'S ALL HERE.

UH, CHAIRMAN.

YES, SIR.

WE, WE, WE WENT OVER WHENEVER MISCELLANEOUS AND I'VE GOT A COUPLE OF THINGS I'D LIKE TO JUST TALK ABOUT MISCELLANEOUS.

IF YOU DON'T MIND, I'LL TRY TO KEEP IT BRIEF.

THANK YOU.

KEEP US LEGAL IF WE GET, UH, UM, THERE'S NO, THERE'S NO ACTION REQUIRED ON ANYTHING HERE.

UH, FIRST THING IS, I'D LIKE TO EVERYONE THAT ATTENDED THE, UH, 2021 BOARDS AND COMMISSION RECOGNITION EVENT, I THOUGHT WE ALL HAD HAD A VERY GOOD TIME THERE.

UM, IT WAS, IT WAS, THIS CITY PUTS OUT A GOOD BIT OF EFFORT IN ORDER TO RECOGNIZE ALL OF US WHO WERE VOLUNTEERING.

AND THERE WAS PROBABLY, THERE WAS, THERE WAS NOT NEAR AS MANY PEOPLE THERE AS THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN, UH, AND BECAUSE THEY ARE TAKING THE EFFORT AND THE TIME TO DO THIS AND JUST TO MAKE EVERYONE AWARE THAT THAT THAT'S NOT, IT'S TWO YEARS.

I KNOW THAT THERE'S COME UP AND THEN IT'LL COME UP AGAIN.

SO, UM, WHEN YOU SEE THESE ABOUT THE COMMISSIONS AND BOARDS RECOGNITION EVENT, PLEASE TRY TO TRY TO WORK IT IN YOUR SCHEDULE.

THIS ONE EVENING, A COUPLE OF HOURS.

AND THEY, THEY SERVE, UH, HARD TEA AND, UH, AND HARD WATER.

AND, UH, SO IT'S JUST NOT, IT'S A, IT'S A, IT'S A NICE EVENT, SECONDLY, UH, AND THANK YOU TO THE CITY OF GARLAND FOR THAT.

AND, AND THE OTHER, THANK YOU GOES TO THE PARKS, UH, STAFF AND THIS THANK YOU GOES BECAUSE OF THE ABILITY FOR ALL, ALL OF US WERE INVITED AND WE HAD A SE KENYA AND DAVID AND DON AND, UH, JASON AND JONATHAN AND MYSELF, ALL ATTENDEES ARE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

WE HAVE SEVEN OUT OF NINE IN, IN ATTENDANCE AT THIS.

AND IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE WORLD AND TO SEE HOW IT MIGHT COULD AFFECT US.

AND THE THINGS THAT WE DO THIS IS, THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO.

IT'S, UH, IT WAS HELD IN, UH, FRISCO'S THAT WE WERE ALAN AND ALAN.

OKAY.

ONE OF THOSE PLACES UP THERE, SORRY, THEY'VE ALL RUN TOGETHER.

NOW.

THEY USED TO BE A LONG WAY APART, BUT IF, IF YOU CLEARLY, THEY HAVE, THEY HAVE SEMINARS.

AND WHAT I'VE LEARNED, WHAT I'VE DONE IS I'VE TAKEN THE INSIDES OF THIS AND I'VE SHOT A COPY OF THIS FOR, FOR EVERYONE HERE.

AND I JUST WANT TO QUICKLY GIVE YOU THE, THE ONES FOR THE LITTLE CHECKS ON ARE THE ONES THAT, THE THREE THAT I GOT TO ATTEND.

OKAY.

AND, UH, ONE OF THESE, ARE WE THERE YET PLANNING YOUR NEW FACILITY WITH THE MOST EFFECTIVE FROUT? OKAY.

VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT TALKS ABOUT, UM, UH, ALAN'S NEWEST RECREATION CENTER THAT STARTED OFF AT 16 MILLION AND WOUND UP AT 54 MILLION.

AND IT IS A LOT OF OTHER MONEY WITH A LOT, A LOT.

AND THEY GOT A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY WHEN THEY, WHEN THEY REALLY CAME UP WITH SOMETHING THAT WAS SUPER SPECIAL.

TODD TRAILS TIED ALL KINDS OF USES IN THERE TOGETHER.

AND THAT WAS AMAZING.

ANOTHER ONE THAT PROBABLY IS BEYOND THE REACH OF THE CITY OF GARLAND, WHERE WE ARE, WAS THE CURRENT TRENDS IN SPORTS COMPLEX DESIGN.

UH, IT'S UNBELIEVABLE WHAT THEY'RE DOING OUT THERE AND WHAT THEY'RE DOING AROUND US.

WE HAD SOME DISCUSSIONS IN THE MEETING BEFOREHAND ABOUT SOME OF THE FACILITIES THAT ARE BEING BUILT AROUND US FOR SPORTS COMPLEXES.

AND, UM, I MEAN, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, BUT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, AND THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT TYING IT INTO, UM, UH, NOT ONLY SPORTS, BUT ALSO TYING IT INTO TRAVEL AND, AND PEOPLE COMING INTO YOUR, INTO YOUR CITY.

AND THAT WAS EXCITING.

UH, ANOTHER ONE HERE, THE ONE THAT I'VE MARKED ON THE SECOND LINE SHARING SPACES, BOY, I S I SAW A HOME RIGHT HERE.

HELLO, HARRIS HOLLABAUGH OKAY.

ARLINGTON EAST LIBRARY AND RECREATION CENTER.

IT'S JUST UNBELIEVABLE WHAT THEY DID, BUT THEY, BUT THEY STARTED OFF WITH ONE GROUP NEEDED SOME THINGS, AND ANOTHER GROUP NEEDED SOMETHING ELSE AND ANOTHER GROUP NEEDED SOMETHING ELSE AND THEY WERE ALL WORKING AROUND IN DIFFERENT WAYS.

AND WHAT THEY DID IS IT SHOWED YOU HOW YOU GO ABOUT GETTING THE GROUPS TOGETHER TO CREATE THAT MULTIPLE USE THING.

UM, OH, WHAT WAS THAT WORD? CONNECTIVITY.

YES.

SO WE HADN'T HEARD THAT WORD IN A GOOD WHILE.

I ACTUALLY HEARD THAT WORD TWICE WHILE WE WERE THERE CONNECTIVITY AND THE, AND THE REALLY EXCITING PART ABOUT IT WAS NOT ONLY, NOT ONLY