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[Environmental and Community Advisory Board on March 9, 2022.]

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WELL, HELLO EVERYBODY.

I SEEN YOU.

IT'S BEEN A WHILE.

UM, WE MIGHT AS WELL START OFF BY DISTRICT.

YEAH.

JIM DOBBINS, DISTRICT ONE, YOUR AVILA, PANDO STAFF LIAISON, BOB BRUNCH, DISTRICT THREE 80 ROBERT'S DISTRICT FIVE, TRICIA HANSON, DISTRICT SIX, ROB COD DISTRICT GATE.

AND THAT'S IT.

AND WE HAVE A QUORUM.

WHAT DO WE HAVE FIRST? OH MINUTES YET? YOU JEN, I WASN'T HERE.

SO, UH, I READ THEM EARLIER.

SO I HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THE MINUTES FROM LAST MEETING.

I'LL MAKE A MOTION.

WE READ THEM.

THEN THEY LOOKED ACCURATE TO ME.

SO MAKE A MOTION.

WE ACCEPT THE MINUTES AS PRESENTED SECOND DID.

OKAY.

ALSO WHEN WE HAVE NOW ALRIGHTY.

SO I HAVE PUT TOGETHER A LITTLE SOMETHING HERE FOR YOU ALL, UH, REGARDING OUR EARTH DAY, THIS YEAR.

UM, AS YOU KNOW, LAST YEAR FOR COVID, WE REALLY WEREN'T ABLE TO DO WHAT HAS BEEN DONE IN THE PAST.

AND THIS YEAR WE'RE STILL TRYING TO BE A LITTLE BIT CAUTIOUS, SO WE'RE GOING TO BE, UH, DOING A DRIVE-THROUGH EVENT.

SO THIS IS GOING TO BE ON, UH, APRIL 23RD FROM NINE TO NOON.

WE'LL HAVE JUST, UH, FIVE DIFFERENT DROP OFF PLACES SET UP OVER IN THE GRANVILLE ARTS CENTER BEHIND IT IN THE BIG PARKING LOT BACK THERE.

UH, SO LET'S TAKE IT POP OVER HERE.

THE, UM, THIS IS BASICALLY WHAT YOU'D SEE IF YOU WERE TO GO TO THE GO GREEN GARLAND WEBSITE, AND IT'S JUST A LITTLE QUICK DESCRIPTION OF WHAT WE'LL BE TAKING.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE, UH, THE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING AND PAPER SHREDDING, WHICH WE DID LAST YEAR, UH, IN THE SPRING.

BUT ADDING TO THAT, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ONE OF OUR, UH, ROLL OFFS PULLED OUT FROM, UH, FROM OUR TRANSFER STATION TO PICK UP A CARDBOARD AND BASICALLY ANYTHING THAT WOULD BE IN YOUR SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING.

SO WE'LL HAVE THAT AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENTS TO PULL THROUGH AND DROP OFF.

ALSO, WE'RE GONNA BE DOING SOME EYEGLASS RECYCLING, THE HOGS OR HOUSEHOLD FATS AND OILS AND GREASE, AND THEN COLLECTING SHELTER SUPPLIES FOR THE NEW ANIMAL SHELTER.

SO, AND OF COURSE THIS IS RESTRICTED JUST TO GARLAND RESIDENTS.

SO WE'LL BE CHECKING IDS OR UTILITY BILLS TO VERIFY WHO BELONGS AND WHO DOES NOT.

UH, SO BEING A LITTLE MORE SPECIFIC, THE ELECTRONICS AND, UM, PAPER RECYCLING.

SO THIS IS JUST KIND OF LIKE A QUICK RUNDOWN OF WHAT WE'LL BE TAKING, UH, YOU KNOW, YOUR BASIC, ANYTHING WITH A PLUG TVS, MONITORS, WIRES, CABLES, UM, PRINTERS, YOU KNOW, LITERALLY ANYTHING WITH A PLUG.

THEY CAN BRING IT ON OUT THERE.

UM, AND IN ADDITION, THAT COMPANY IS ALSO GOING TO BE SET UP TO TAKE OUR, UH, SHREDDING.

SO ANY DOCUMENTS THAT YOU WANT TO GET RID OF, UH, THEY ARE LIMITING IT TO FOUR BANKER BOXES OR, YOU KNOW, LIKE THE CASE OF PAPER THAT SIZE PER, UH, PER HOUSEHOLD.

SO LAST SPRING, I DID WANT TO NOTE ON HERE THAT WE, I THINK WE DID, YOU KNOW, DID, OKAY.

WE GET 595 PIECES OF, UH, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT THAT WERE TURNED IN EQUIVALENT OF 14, JUST OVER 14,000 POUNDS AND 42 OF THOSE ARE THE EQUIVALENT OF 42 OF THE BOXES, UH, FOR JUST OVER 10,000 POUNDS OF, UH, PAPER TO BE RECYCLED.

AND THAT LINK AT THE BOTTOM THERE CAN GIVE YOU THE FULL LIST OF THE ELECTRONICS THAT WE WILL TAKE OUR SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING, WHICH YOU ALL KNOW, UH, WE'LL HAVE THE BLUE, BIG BLUE ROLL OFFS OUT THERE.

I ASSUME IT'S GOING TO BE BLUE.

I DON'T THINK WE HAVE ANY OTHER COLOR, BUT, UM, SO WE ORIGINALLY WERE GOING TO JUST OFFER, UM, CARDBOARD COLLECTING CARDBOARD, BUT, YOU KNOW, SINCE IT IS COMING BACK TO THE TRANSFER STATION AND WE'LL BE PUTTING IT THROUGH OUR NORMAL RECYCLING PROCESS, IF SOMEONE COMES IN, YOU KNOW, WITH THEIR PLASTIC BOTTLES OR ALUMINUM CANS, WE'RE NOT GOING TO TURN IT AWAY.

SO WE'RE JUST GOING TO COLLECT GENERALLY WHAT WE NORMALLY WOULD AND THEN, UH, ARE THE EYEGLASS RECYCLING.

SO THEY ARE TAKING ANY KIND OF GLASSES, YOU KNOW, USE PRESCRIPTION GOOD CONDITION, UM, READING GLASSES, LIKE THE KIND YOU'D PICK UP AT WALGREENS, JUST ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

OR EVEN IF YOU JUST HAVE SOME FRAMES WITHOUT THE LENSES IN THEM, THEY'RE TAKING IT ALL.

I'M NOT REAL SURE WHAT COMPANY THAT ONE'S GOING TO BE GOING TO.

UM, THAT WAS, UH, ANOTHER PERSON ON THE TEAM WHO HAD ARRANGED THAT ONE.

SO THEN OF OUR WATER DEPARTMENT AND STORM WATER ARE GOING TO BE OUT AND HAVING AN EXTRA SPOT TO COLLECT HOUSEHOLD FATS AND OILS.

UH, SAME POLICY APPLIES, YOU KNOW, MAKING SURE IT IS SEALED IN A CONTAINER WITH A TIGHT LID ON IT.

SO IT'S NOT SPILLING

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OR GOING ANYWHERE.

UM, THESE OF COURSE, TO GO TO THE CITY OF DALLAS WHERE THEY, UH, CONVERT IT FOR, UH, ENERGY USE THE, UH, ANIMAL SHELTER SUPPLIES, THESE ARE JUST A LIST FROM THEIR AMAZON LIST OF WHAT THEY HAVE KIND OF IN THEIR LITTLE WISHLIST OUT THERE.

SO, UM, THAT IS AVAILABLE ALSO ON THE ANIMAL SHELTERS WEBSITE, BUT THE QUICK RUNDOWN, YOU KNOW, LEASHES, CALLERS, UM, THINGS THAT THE STAFF CAN USE, OFFICE SUPPLIES LIKE PENS AND HIGHLIGHTERS, POST-IT NOTES, UH, CLEANING SUPPLIES, DIFFERENT, YOU KNOW, ANYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF AND ASSOCIATE WITH THE SHELTER THERE THEY'RE TAKING.

SO, AND THAT IS IT.

IT'S GOING TO BE, LIKE I SAID, PRETTY SIMPLE.

WE'LL HAVE THEM KIND OF LINED UP.

WE'LL HAVE MINIMAL STAFF OUT THERE, JUST WHAT WE NEED EXACTLY.

AND HELPING GET PEOPLE THROUGH THE LINE.

I UNDERSTAND WE'LL HAVE SOME LITTLE GIVEAWAY BAGS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS.

YES, SIR.

UM, WE DID THIS FOR THE CITY OF PLANO FOR FIVE YEARS.

AND, UH, I WOULD SAY THAT RATHER THAN JUST BRINGING ONE BIG ROLL-OFF BOX, IF YOU BRING A COUPLE OF SMALL DUMPERS AND THEY BRING CANS, YOU JUST THROW THEM IN THERE, SORT OF SORTING THEM THERE BEFORE YOU GO.

AND THEN WHEN YOU GET TO THE TRANSFER STATION, IT'S JUST, IT'S ALL CARDBOARD OR IT'S ALL PLASTIC, OR IT'S ALL, IT REALLY BREAKS DOWN THE CONTAMINATION.

IT WAS EASIEST FOR US.

WE WOULD, WE WOULD RUN ABOUT 25 TO 30,000 POUNDS A WEEK DOING THIS THE SAME, SAME THING.

DRAFTER, ARE THEY CHARGING FOR A MONITORS? I KNOW THAT THERE IS, UM, A FEE THERE'S A RATE SCALE AS FAR AS WHAT? UM, WELL I KNOW THAT THIS IS THE CITY PAYING THAT ARE THE RESIDENTS PAN-AM SAID HE PASSED AWAY.

OKAY.

WELL THEN WE DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THAT.

MOST OF THE COMPANIES, INCLUDING UNITED RECYCLING CHARGE, IF YOU TRIED TO DROP OFF THERE, OH YEAH.

THEY'LL CHARGE YOU FOR IT.

SO ALL THE TVS, EVERYTHING WE DID IT LAST YEAR, THEY, THEY CHARGED US BY THE TIME.

SO MOST LIKELY THAT'S, WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN THIS YEAR.

AND THEN I HAVE, UH, A DAUGHTER THAT WORKS FOR LUSAKA WHO OWNS LIKE EVERY CONTACT LENS COMPANY AND GLASSES COMPANY.

AND I'M WONDERING IF WE CAN GET THEM TO SPONSOR SOME STUFF THAT WE COULD SOME SORT OF GIVING AWAY OR SOMETHING RIGHT UP WITH MICHELLE.

YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

YES.

PLEASE REACH OUT TO ME.

LET ME KNOW.

AND YEAH, I WON'T TURN AWAY THINGS.

SO ALRIGHTY.

SO ANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE TO VOLUNTEER? UM, AT THIS POINT, I KNOW THAT PAULA HAD SPOKEN WITH BETTY ABOUT A CUTE GIRL AND BEAUTIFUL, BUT I DON'T THINK WE HAD ANY REAL SET IN STONE, UM, BECAUSE IT IS GOING TO BE DRIVE-THROUGH EVENT.

IF WE TAKE, YOU KNOW, A FEW VOLUNTEERS, MAYBE WE, YOU KNOW, WE COULD USE THAT, BUT WE'RE NOT LOOKING FOR A REALLY LARGE QUANTITY.

SO IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN HELPING, DEFINITELY LET ME KNOW.

AND WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU, WE CAN FIND SOMETHING FOR YOU TO DO.

OKAY.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE ON THAT.

NO ONE HAS ANY OTHER QUESTIONS.

ALRIGHTY.

UM, DO YOU WANT ME TO JUST JUMP INTO THE NEXT ONE? YEAH.

YOU'RE NEXT ON THE AGENDA? UM, ONE RIGHT AFTER THE OTHER.

SO, UH, LET ME GET THIS ONE SHARED, OKAY.

THIS IS THE FUN ONE.

THIS IS THE ONE WHERE YOU ENJOY.

SO, UM, I'M GOOD.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT CAME FROM COUNCIL.

UH, THERE WAS SOME INTEREST IN, UH, OR THE BACKSTORY I'VE HEARD IN YOUR REAL CAN CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG ON IT IS THAT THERE WAS A, UM, ANOTHER MUNICIPALITY.

AND I FEEL LIKE IT WAS SOMEWHERE OVER IN EUROPE, MAYBE THAT WAS LOOKING AT, THEY WERE TRACKING.

I THOUGHT IT WAS SNOWPLOWS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, BUT IT WAS OTHER TYPES OF VEHICLES.

AND THAT WAY THE CITIZENS COULD GET ONLINE AND LOOK AND SEE WHERE'S THIS VEHICLE COMING THROUGH MY NEIGHBORHOOD.

WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO GET HERE? AND, UH, SO WITH THE TECHNOLOGY WE ALREADY HAVE, YOUR REAL WAS LIKE, THERE'S GOTTA BE A WAY THERE'S GOTTA BE WAY WE CAN SHARE THIS WITH THE COMMUNITY.

AND SO THIS IS WHAT WE'VE COME UP WITH.

I'M GOING TO START BY SHOWING YOU A VIDEO.

IT IS, IT'S A WORK IN PROGRESS.

IT'S NOT COMPLETELY READY TO GO.

WE'RE GOING TO ADD, I THINK SOME VERBIAGE TO IT, BUT, UM, WE WEREN'T ABLE TO GET IT DONE TODAY.

SO IT IS IT'S NEAR.

PERFECT.

I DON'T WANT TO SHARE THAT ONE WITH YOU FIRST.

DO YOU WANT TO SEE WHERE THE FRESH AND BULKY TRUCKS ARE TODAY? NOW YOU CAN TRACK YOUR TRUCK ON YOUR SMARTPHONE OR COMPUTER, JUST VISIT GARLAND, TX.GOV/TRACK MY TRUCK.

FIND YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND LOOK OUT FOR THE GREEN ARROWS, WHICH INDICATE THAT YOUR TRUCK IS ON THE MOVE GREEN CIRCLE SHOW.

WHEN THE TRUCK HAS STOPPED AND GREASE, RICKLES INDICATE THE TRUCK IS OUT OF SERVICE.

PLEASE MAKE SURE BRUSHES SEPARATED FROM ALL OTHER MATERIALS AND AVOID PLACING BRUSH OR WILKIE WASTE NEAR THE MAILBOX, UTILITY BOXES, SPRINKLE HEADS, OR ANY OTHER STATIONARY INSTRUCTIONS OR VEHICLES.

THIS NEW TOOL ONLY TRACKS BRUSH AND BULKY REAR LOADER

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VEHICLES.

COVERAGE INCLUDES THE ENTIRE CITY FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT GARLAND, TX.GOV/SANITATION.

OH, THAT'S, THAT'S BEEN FUN TO PUT TOGETHER, BUT, UH, I HADN'T SEEN THAT VERSION.

IT'S PRETTY MUCH YOU HADN'T SEEN THAT VERSION.

OH, OKAY.

OKAY.

YEAH, WE STARTED OUT WITH IT AND EVERYTHING WAS KIND OF PILED TOGETHER AND WE'RE LIKE, NO, WE DON'T WANT TO CONFUSE ANYBODY.

WE NEED TO SEPARATE EXACTLY WHAT WE TELL THEM.

SO THIS IS BASICALLY, THIS IS KIND OF, UM, A SIMILAR LOOK, JUST NOT CARTOON VERSION, UH, THAT I'VE GOT HERE PULLED UP FOR YOU.

UM, I ACTUALLY GRABBED THIS OFF THE SCREEN YESTERDAY WHILE IT WAS ACTIVE AND I DID IT THIS WAY.

SO YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE THE TRUCKS HAVE NAMES ON THEM AND I THINK WERE, ARE THEY, DO THEY HAVE THEIR LABELS YET? OR WE'RE STILL IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING THEM LABELED THE FLEET DEPARTMENTS, WORKING THEY'RE WORKING ON IT.

OKAY.

SO SOON YOU'LL, UH, YOU'LL SEE, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO GO ONLINE AND IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR THE HULK, YOU KNOW, IT'S IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, YOU'LL SEE, OKAY, IT'S OVER HERE.

AND THEN YOU CAN SEE IT WHEN IT COMES DOWN THE STREET AND IT'LL HAVE THAT LABEL ON THE TRUCK.

YOU'LL KNOW THAT THAT'S THE WOMAN THAT YOU SAW ONLINE.

ISN'T THAT COOL.

I LOVE THAT FOR HIM TOO.

SO AGAIN, IT IS JUST THE BRUSH AND BULKY REAR LOADER VEHICLES.

UM, SO THOSE ONES THAT STOP AND PICK THE PILES UP FROM THE SKY, THE GUYS ARE RIDING ON THE BACK THAT PULL IN AND, AND THROW THOSE IN AND CRUSH THOSE.

THAT'S MY SON'S FAVORITE TRUCK TO LOOK AT.

HE LIKES TO WATCH EVERYTHING GET COMPACTED IN THE BACK.

UM, YOU CAN ACCESS IT FROM YOUR PHONE OR FROM A COMPUTER, LAPTOP, TABLET, ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

UM, WE WERE ALSO ABLE TO WORK WITH, UM, PMR AND GET, UH, OUR OWN ADDITIONAL, UH, WELL, A LINK BASICALLY FOR THAT'LL COME RIGHT OFF OF THE GARLAND TEXAS WEBSITE, WHICH IS THE TRACK MY TRUCK.

SO IT'S GARLAND, TX.GOV TRACK.

MY TRUCK IS EASY WAY TO GET TO IT AND FAST.

AND IT'LL TAKE YOU DIRECTLY TO THAT PAGE.

UH, HERE, I'VE JUST LISTED THE, UM, THE LITTLE IMAGES THAT YOU MIGHT SEE AGAIN, LIKE MENTIONED IN THE VIDEO, THE MOVING VEHICLES HAVE THE GREEN ARROWS, IF IT IS ONLINE AND, UM, STOPS, YOU KNOW, SO THEY'RE MAKING A PICKUP, IT'S JUST THE LITTLE CIRCLE.

UM, THEN IF IT IS NOT MOVING IN, IT'S THE CIRCLE, IT'S THE GRACE, IT'S THE, JUST THE GRAY CIRCLE.

SO, UH, AND UP ON THE MAP, YOU'LL SEE, YOU'VE GOT OPTIONS WHERE YOU CAN CHANGE THE VIEW WHERE IT SAYS MAP OPTIONS.

SO YOU'LL HAVE THE SATELLITE VIEW OPTION.

THAT'S TOO MUCH FOR ME.

I CAN'T HANDLE THAT.

SO I ALWAYS PUT IT BACK TO JUST THE STREET.

YOU LIKE THIS, UM, THERE IS A LEGEND IN THERE AND THEN YOU CAN MAKE IT FULL SCREEN.

SO IT'S, YOU KNOW, FILLING UP YOUR ENTIRE MONITOR IF YOU'RE SITTING AT HOME AND YOU JUST WANT TO, YOU KNOW, KICK BACK AND YEAH, WATCH WHERE'S THE BALL CONTAINER GOING AND WATCH IT AROUND, YOU KNOW, DRIVE UP AND DOWN THE STREETS.

SO, UM, BUT THAT'S IT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE KIND OF EXCITED ABOUT THIS.

UH, I KNOW WHEN I'M IN THE OFFICE, SOMETIMES I, I USE IT.

IF I'M EXPECTING A DRIVER TO COME BACK IN, I'LL GO ON THERE AND BE LIKE, OKAY, WHERE ARE THEY? HOW SOON ARE THEY GETTING HERE? AND I'LL KEEP CHECKING BACK LOOKING FOR HIM SO I CAN CATCH THEM IN THE BREAK ROOM.

SO I, DID ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON THAT? NO.

WELL, THIS IS INTERESTING BECAUSE I JUST NOW LEARNED HOW TO TRACK, TRACK MY TRASH TRUCK A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO.

I LEARNED THAT YOU CAN TRACK ALL THE AIRPLANES THAT ARE FLYING OVER GARLAND.

SO, I MEAN, LOOK HOW HIGH ENTERTAINED WE CAN BE TELLING YOU.

YOU, THERE'S NEVER AN EXCUSE TO BE BORED.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME.

AND LETTING ME COME IN AND SPEAK WITH YOU ALL, I THINK AT THIS MOUSE TO COOPERATE WITH ME, I'LL CLOSE THIS OUT AND PASS IT BACK TO YOU.

I MEAN, WE CAN TELL WHERE THE TRUCK AND THE TRUCK IS GOING.

HOW CAN WE TELL IF IT'S BEEN PAST OUR HOUSE AND WE MISSED IT? AH, THAT IS THE TRICK THERE.

SO YOU REALLY, IT, BECAUSE WE HAVE SO MANY VEHICLES GOING THROUGH THE AREAS IN, AND GENERALLY WE DON'T NECESSARILY, THEY'RE NOT NECESSARILY GOING TO OVERLAP, BUT THE SAFEST WAY TO DO THAT IS JUST TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS OUT BY 7:00 AM.

YES, YOU CAN PROBABLY OVERLAY THEIR ROUTES AND THEN PUT THE R ON IT.

WE HAVE A FEATURE FOR MANAGEMENT, BUT IT'S NOT PART OF THE FEATURE NOW BECAUSE THAT'S, THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE DO BEFORE WE CLOSE FOR THE DAY, WE'LL LOOK INTO THIS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WENT THROUGH EVERY SINGLE STREET.

THAT WOULD BE A LOT, I THINK, TO THE JOB OUT THERE.

I THINK AT 10 YEARS I GOT MISSED ONCE, MAYBE ON MY STREET.

CAUSE I LIVE ON A CUL-DE-SAC AND SOMETIMES THEY CAN JUST BEST RIGHT ON, BUT ALL RIGHT, WELL THANK YOU ALL.

THANK YOU.

I CAN'T REALLY SEE IT.

THIS IS A BIG LIKE TARP BAG THAT THEY'RE SELLING FOR BRUSH AND WE'RE, AND WE'RE PUTTING A BUNCH OF TRIM AND TREES AND PUTTING A BUNCH OF BRUSH IN THEM, BUT IT'S TOO DARK.

I'LL GET ONE IN THE LIGHT AND SEND A TIP,

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BUT IT'S REALLY AWESOME BECAUSE YOU CAN DRAG IT RIGHT DOWN ON THE STREET AND YOU DON'T LEAVE ANYTHING THING IN THE STREET AND THEN IT'S PICK THEM AND THROW THEM AND THERE MIGHT BE A WAY FOR THEM TO PULL THEM BACK OUT AND RE-PURPOSE THEM TO INTERESTING AND BEAUTIFUL.

WELL, UH, THERE, WE DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING PLANNED FOR EARTH DAY FOR KEY GARLAND, BEAUTIFUL THAT WE DO HAVE SOMETHING PLANNED WITH KEEP RAIL IT BEAUTIFUL.

THE, ON THE NIGHT ON THE 22ND, WHICH IS ON FRIDAY NIGHT BY YOU'RE HAVING, UH, UH, A PRETTY BIG EVENT.

THEY'RE HAVING, UM, VENDORS AND, UH, GAMES AND PRIZES AND ALL KINDS OF THINGS.

AND THEY ASK IF WE WOULD LIKE TO BE A PART OF THAT.

SO REBA SIGNED US UP AND, UH, WE WILL HAVE A TABLE THERE.

AND, UH, BUT WE ALREADY WORK WITH KEEP ROUTE AT BEAUTIFUL WITH THE TRI-CITY CLEANED UP.

SO THIS IS NOT A NEW TERRITORY WE'RE GOING IN.

YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT ENEMY TERRITORY OR ANYTHING.

SO, UH, YEAH, THAT'S ANOTHER PLACE.

SO WE ARE PLANNING AND I THINK IT'S FROM, I'M NOT SURE IF IT'S SIX TO EIGHT OR FIVE TO EIGHT ON THAT FRIDAY NIGHT THAT WE'LL BE THERE.

UH, AND THEY WILL HAVE PRIZES AND I'LL CUT.

THEY REALLY GO OUT.

THEY DO PROBABLY SIX EVENTS A YEAR THAT ARE PRETTY MAJOR DIFFERENT THINGS THAT THEY, UH, DO WITH, UH, THE CITY WITH RALLY FIT.

UM, AND, UH, UH, THE CITY RALLY, IT REALLY SUPPORTS, UH, KEEP RALLYING BEAUTIFUL.

SO THAT'S VERY GOOD.

UH, THAT'S ONE THING THAT'S COMING UP.

WE'RE IN RELEVANT.

I DON'T KNOW THAT YET.

I MEAN, I'VE BEEN TOLD, BUT I DON'T REMEMBER WHERE IT IS.

OH, YES.

IT PROBABLY ADDED THE, UM, I START SAYING AT THAT CENTER OF THERE, BEHIND A RALLY AT HIGH SCHOOL, THE RALLY, UH, THE CENTER, BUT IT MAY BE ON MAIN STREET.

YOU KNOW, WHEN I OPENED MY MOUTH TO SAY THAT, I THOUGHT, WELL, IT JUST MIGHT BE ON MAIN STREET, BUT I FIND OUT OF IT, THAT'LL BE THERE.

SO IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN SEEING WHAT THEY'RE DOING, UM, THAT'S THAT NIGHT, UM, ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS THAT I'M NOT PLANNING ANYTHING FOR, UH, EARTH DAY IS BECAUSE I'VE TOLD YOU ALL THIS STORY, BUT I'M GOING TO TELL YOU AGAIN, THE INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP OF TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL, THEY'RE PLANNING TO WORK ON THE 29TH AND 30TH AND DO A MAJOR CLEANUP.

AND THEY PLAN TO HAVE 660 STUDENTS WOW.

WORKING ON THAT FRIDAY, A SERVICE DAY.

SO I AM WORKING WITH THEM.

AND WHEN I TALKED TO PAULA ABOUT THE, THE, UH, EARTH DAY THING, I SAID, I'M PRETTY MUCH TIED UP WITH THIS.

AND IT LOOKS, SOUNDED LIKE IF WE DID ANYTHING LIKE CLEANUP FOR EARTH DAY, I'D BE PLANNING.

I SAID, I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TWO THINGS, THOSE TWO WEEKENDS, RIGHT.

IN A ROW, AND THEN TRY TO DEAL WITH THIS GROUP.

AND THEY ARE A WONDERFUL GROUP.

THEY DID THIS ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO.

AND, AND, UH, THE PERSON WHO'S IN CHARGE OF IT IS NAMED NINA HOGUE.

AND THEY ARE PLANNING THAT EVERY STUDENT, I THINK IT'S SEVENTH THROUGH 12TH.

UH, THEY HAVE TO HAVE A PERMIT FROM THEIR PARENTS OF COURSE, TO DO THIS, BUT THEY'RE GOING TO PUT THEM ON BUSES AND TAKE THEM TO DIFFERENT PARTS OF TOWN.

AND THEY WILL CLEAN FOR TWO HOURS THAT GROUP.

THEN THEY'LL GO BACK GETTING ANOTHER SET AND THEY'LL GO OUT CLEAN SO THAT EVERY STUDENT WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY.

DOESN'T THAT SOUND LIKE FUN GOING OUT AND CLOSE.

THEY WILL DO THAT.

AND EVERY STUDENT WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO DO THIS.

WELL, I TOLD PAULA BECAUSE SHE'S REALLY GOOD ABOUT, UH, SHE HITS BOTTLES, ALL THESE WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL GLOVES, THEY'RE GARDEN GLOVES OR WORK GLOVES.

AND I, I SAID, I DON'T WANT TO GIVE THESE TO THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.

I'M GOING TO BE CHEAP.

SO WE'RE GOING TO GO TO THOSE LITTLE, YOU KNOW, CHEAP VINYL ONES.

AND, UH, WE WERE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT, WE TRY TO DO GIFT BAGS OR SWAG BAGS OR SOMETHING, SOMETHING AS A THANK YOU.

AND SHE'S GOING THROUGH EVERYTHING SHE HAS AND STOPPED TO SEE IF WE CAN FIND 660 THINGS TO GIVE AWAY.

UM, AND WE, YOU KNOW, WE'RE JUST GOING TO PUT THEM OUT ON THE TABLE AND THEY CAN CHOOSE.

I MEAN, THEY'VE GOT PENS, NOTEBOOKS, JUST ALL KINDS OF THINGS.

SO ON THE 29TH, WE'LL BE, I'LL BE WORKING WITH THAT.

AND SHE INVITED ME TO GO ALONG WITH THEM AND RIDE ON THE BUSES.

AND IT'S, I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING WORSE THAN RIDING

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WITH A BUNCH OF SEVENTH GRADERS BUT ON SATURDAY THEY ARE HAVING, UM, A CARNIVAL OR PARTY OR SOMETHING ON THEIR, UH, PARKING LOT.

AND, UH, UH, GO GARLAND GREEN.

IT'S GOING TO HAVE A, UH, UH, A BOOTH OUT THERE, GARLIC KIT, GARLAND, BEAUTIFUL.

WE'LL HAVE A BOOTH.

AND SO WE'RE GOING TO BE INVOLVED THE 29TH AND 30TH WITH THEM, WHICH IS SO A LOT OF INVOLVEMENT, AS YOU CAN TELL, UM, THIS SATURDAY, THREE DAYS FROM NOW A GROUP OF GIRL SCOUTS, UH, THIS SCOUT LEADER CALLED ME A FEW WEEKS AGO, AND SHE WANTED TO KNOW IF, IF I COULD FIND A PLACE FOR HER, THEY COULD DO A CLEANUP.

AND I SAID, SURE.

SO ANYWAY, WE WE'VE TALKED ABOUT IT AND THEY ARE GOING TO, UM, WORK AT SPRING CREEK FOREST ON SATURDAY.

AND, UH, THESE ARE GIRL SCOUTS FROM RICHARDSON AND GARLAND.

AND, UH, SO I'M MEETING HER TOMORROW.

I WAS JUST TELLING, UH, ROBERT ABOUT THIS, I'M GOING TO MEET HER TOMORROW AND GIVE HER A SMALL TOUR OF, UH, SPRING CREEK FOREST PRESERVE AND, UH, GIVE HER THE SUPPLIES AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO, UH, WE'LL BE INVOLVED IN THAT, UM, LAST THURSDAY NIGHT, UH, REBA AND I WENT TO THE YOUTH LEADERSHIP, UH, VOLUNTEER FAIR, UH, AND WE GAVE A TALK TO ALL THE YOUTH LEADERSHIP PEOPLE, AND THERE WERE ABOUT EIGHT DIFFERENT GROUPS.

THEY'RE OFFERING CHANCES TO VOLUNTEER AND THEY'VE ALREADY WORKED WITH US ON DIFFERENT CLEANUPS.

SO, UH, I'M SURE WE'LL GET MORE.

WE TALKED TO SOME OF THEM THAT WAS A GOOD GROUP AND IT WAS AT THE NEW ANIMAL SHELTER.

SO I GET THAT.

I GOT TO SEE THAT.

AND, UH, THE GRAND OPENING IS DEFINITELY THE 19TH, 19TH.

UH, SO THAT'S, UH, THAT'S WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING FOR THE PAST FEW WEEKS.

UM, I MANAGED TO HAVE, FIND SOMETHING TO DO.

UM, OKAY.

AND ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT WE'RE DOING, BUT HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHAT TO DO PICKUPS LIKE THE CLEANUPS? HOW DO YOU DECIDE, HOW DO I DECIDE? WELL, I'M OUT, I'LL SOMETIMES I TALKED TO MATT WHO'S WITH PARKS DEPARTMENT.

SOMEBODY CAN PRONOUNCE HIS NAME, FARMING, IT'S GRIM SITCH.

UH, AND IT'S HARD TO MY, UH, SPELLCHECK KEEPS CHANGING HIS NAME.

UM, SO SOMETIMES I'LL CALL HIM AND WORK WITH HIM.

AND YOU CAN ALWAYS, IF YOU KNOW, DON'T TALK TO ME, YOU CAN TALK, YOU CAN CONTACT MATT AND HE'LL SUPPLY SOME PLACES, BUT ALL THE WAYS AROUND THE PARKS, NOT NECESSARILY JUST IN THE PARK, BUT AROUND, AND I HAVE A LIST OF ABOUT 33 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS.

WOW.

ALL RIGHT.

MAYBE MORE THAN THAT, OF, UH, PLACES THAT WE, UH, IF SOMEBODY SAYS, I DUNNO WHERE TO CLAIM, I SAID, I'LL FIND YOU ONE.

SO, UH, WE ASK PEOPLE TO USUALLY WORK IN THEIR OWN NEIGHBORHOODS.

UH, IF YOU HAVE A, UH, A CREEK RUNNING THROUGH YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, OR IF YOU HAVE A PLACE THAT COLLECTS TRASH, YOU KNOW, ALL THAT, BECAUSE I THINK PEOPLE ARE MORE INTERESTED IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE MORE LIKELY TO KEEP IT CLEAN ONCE THEY'VE DONE IT ONCE THEY'LL, UH, GO BACK AND WANT TO MAINTAIN IT.

AND SO I'D RATHER, THEY DO THAT RATHER THAN GO, ACTUALLY HE COULD COME TO MY NEIGHBORHOOD, BUT, UM, UH, YOU KNOW, DO YOUR OWN.

THAT'S USUALLY WHAT I SAY.

SO IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION I CAN LOCATE, I CAN LOCATE A PLACE FOR YOU.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

APPRECIATE THE QUESTION.

ARE YOU GOING TO BE SET UP AT THE GRAND OPENING FOR THE ANIMALS? NO, NO.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO THAT.

I LIKE, WE'RE GOING TO BE THERE.

YOU ARE LITTLE CORNER.

IT'LL SMELL GOOD.

AND EVEN THAT REALLY NICE IN THE BRAND NEW PLACE, GETTING AN AROMA, NO MATTER HOW HARD THEY ARE, THEY TRY.

I THINK MY WIFE'S GOING BECAUSE I'M A SOFTIE AND I ADOPT EVERY ANIMAL THAT I'VE DONE IT BEFORE.

AND I'LL DO IT AGAIN.

IS THERE CURB YOUR URGE? YEP.

OKAY.

DO YOU HAVE ANY ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENTS? UH, I WILL TELL TELL YOU THAT LAST TUESDAY, TUESDAY OF LAST WEEK, I COULDN'T REMEMBER WHEN IT WAS, WE DID MEET WITH THE CITY COUNCIL AND, UH, REBA, WE PRESENTED THIS, UM, THIS IS A WONDERFUL PAGE THAT THEY PUT TOGETHER, YOU KNOW, THE, WHEREAS SHE DOES THIS AND WHEREAS SHE DOES THAT.

AND SO IT WAS A REALLY NICE RECOGNITION, UH,

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THING.

AND, UH, IT'S, WELL-DESERVED, SHE REALLY DOES A LOT.

SO I WANT TO THANK, UH, PEOPLE WHO DID COME AND THANKS SYMIA FOR SENDING OUT THE REMINDER AND, UM, UH, AND IT'S, IT'S GOOD FOR OUR, OUR GROUP, OUR BOARD TO BE KNOWN FOR DOING SOMETHING THAT'S TRUE, YOU KNOW? AND SO WHEN THEY STAND UP AND SAY, THIS IS FROM OUR GROUP, THAT SHOWS THAT WE ARE AWARE OF WHAT'S GOING ON.

SO IF YOU, YOU HAVE SOMEBODY IN MIND OR A COMPANY OR, UH, A CHURCH OR AN ORGANIZATION THAT YOU'D LIKE TO RECOMMEND, UM, YOU GIVE ME THEIR NAMES AND I DO, AND I DO INTERVIEWS WITH THEM.

I TALK TO THEM AND SEE, YOU KNOW, IF THERE, AND, UH, WE HAVE RECOGNIZED SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL LEADERS AND, UM, STUDENTS AND INDIVIDUALS AND, UM, BUSINESSES.

SO IF YOU HAVE SOMEBODY IN MIND, LET ME KNOW.

AND NOW THAT WE'RE OPENING UP THE PLACE AND PEOPLE ARE GOING OUT MORE, UH, IT'LL BE EASIER TO DO THAT.

SO THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

ANYBODY HAVE ANYTHING FOR COMPUTER COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT? AND THANK YOU, BETTY.

ANYBODY WANT TO GET INVOLVED, BEEN INVOLVED, THINKING ABOUT GETTING INVOLVED, ONE OTHER PEOPLE TO GET INVOLVED AND YOU CAN WATCH IF YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED THE GLOW SHELTER, THE HOMELESS SHELTER, WE'LL BE OPENING FRIDAY NIGHT, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

I UNDERSTAND THERE'S BEEN SOME ISSUE WITH THE TYPES OF THINGS.

PEOPLE ARE DONATING, UH, CLOTHING WISE.

THE PEOPLE SHOULD BE A LITTLE MORE PRACTICAL WITH WHAT THEY BRING BUSINESS ATTIRE.

NOT REALLY HELPING OUT A LOT.

I MEAN, WELL, LIKEWISE ON LITTLE CARE PACKAGES, SOMEBODY CUSTOM MADE A BUNCH OF BAGS, BUT UNLESS YOU CAN MAKE EVERYBODY A BAG, THAT'S GOING TO CAUSE A PROBLEM.

RIGHT.

AND THEY DON'T REALIZE THAT THESE FOLKS ARE CARRYING THIS STUFF OUT WITH THEM.

SO THE BIGGER YOU MAKE IT, THE MORE TRASH WE'RE GOING TO BE PICKING IT UP.

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT.

YEAH.

I ALWAYS RECOMMEND SOCKS.

YEAH.

THE DEAL, THE HOMELESS SHELTER, THE SALVATION ARMY.

I AM SO GLAD TO HEAR THAT DURING THE COLD WEATHER, I HAVEN'T BEEN CONCERNED, VERY CONCERNED ABOUT, YEAH.

WE HAD OPEN ABOUT FOUR TIMES THIS YEAR FOR FIVE DAYS.

SO THEY KIND OF WATCHED THE WEATHER AND WANTS IT.

THE TEMPERATURES ARE GOING TO BE AT A CERTAIN AMOUNT AND WHETHER THERE'S GOING TO BE ANY MOISTURE.

SO DO YOU NEED SOME MORE CLOTHES FOR THEM OR PLENTY OF CLOTHES.

YOU SEE THEM SPREAD IT OUT OVER THE STREETS.

SO IT WAS CLOSED.

YEAH.

YEAH, NO, I THINK THE SOCKS ARE RIGHT.

AND I WENT TO BOY SCOUT BANQUET LAST WEEK AND THE SOCK DONATION WAS WHAT WAS THE KIND OF THE ENTRY TO GET HIM.

SO HE HAD QUITE A BIT OF SOCKS FROM TH THE OLD THEY'RE ALWAYS HELD, LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO HELP WITH THE STAFFING.

THEY HAVE LIKE, I THINK FOUR HOUR SHIFTS OR SHIFTS FROM THE TIME THEY OPENED UNTIL THE TIME THEY CLOSED.

SO THEY'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS, ESPECIALLY THE OVERNIGHT VOLUNTEERS.

SO THAT'S USUALLY WHAT I, I USUALLY WORK DON'T WORK IN THE, SO THEY HAVE PICKUP STATIONS AND THESE ARE THE NEW LIBERTY OR THE LIBERTY CHURCH BUS TO PICK UP.

SO I WORK AT THE GUERLAIN, THE TRANSIT STATION, SIX TO EIGHT D THEY'LL PICK UP AT TWICE, AND THEN I'LL WORK AT THE SALVATION ARMY FROM HOME.

1:00 AM TO 5:00 AM.

I UNDERSTAND THE GARLAND POLICE ARE GIVEN THE RIDES TO, THEY ARE THEY'LL THEY'LL, THEY'LL BRING HIM IN AND, UH, YEAH, DOOR'S NOT LOCKED.

SO AWESOME.

SO WHAT ABOUT THE HUMMUS WHEN IT'S NOT COLD? WELL, I MEAN, WE STILL UP, THERE'S STILL THE CITY.

SOME OFFICERS SERVICES, YOU KNOW, TO HELP THEM WITH WHATEVER THEY NEED, IF THEY DON'T STAY AT SALVAGE.

NO, THEY'RE UNDER THE BRIDGE RIGHT NEXT TO MY HOUSE AND ALL OVER AT JUPITER AND 6 35.

OH, OH, OH, THAT IS PITIFUL GOING DOWN GARLAND ROAD INTO DALLAS.

OH, OKAY.

MY BUSINESS IS OVER THERE AND WE WERE AVERAGING 36, UH, FENCE CUTTINGS, A QUARTER OVER THERE WHERE CAUSE PEOPLE ARE ROAMING AROUND AT AND THEY THINK THERE MIGHT BE SOME USEFUL THINGS IN THERE.

SO ANYWAY, WE'RE HOPING TO MOVE BACK TO GARLAND A LITTLE SCARED ABOUT THAT, BUT I THINK WE'RE GONNA, WE'RE, WE'RE LOOKING FOR A SITE IN GARLAND NOW.

HOPEFULLY WE'LL BE ABLE TO GET BACK OUT OF DALLAS AND I MEAN, WE'RE LITERALLY, YOU COULD WALK TO GARLAND FROM WHERE WE ARE, BUT

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WE'RE IN DALLAS, RIGHT.

WE'RE LOOKING TO HAVE A GARLAND ADDRESS.

RIGHT.

UH, ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANYTHING FOR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT? WELL, I WANT TO SAY SOMETHING BECAUSE I AM PART OF A NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.

THIS IS NOT A HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION.

WE HAVE TO MAKE THAT DISTINCTION.

AND, UM, THE, UH, IF, IF PEOPLE WILL READ THE NEIGHBORHOOD CHATTER, THAT'S PUT OUT BY THE OFFICE OF NEIGHBORHOOD VITALITY, YOU'LL SEE ALL KINDS OF THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON ABOUT, UH, WE CALL THEM THE MEET AND GREET, UM, THE, UM, UH, DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES THEY HAVE PLANNED.

THEY HAVE, UH, THE, UH, GRANTS AND THAT, AND, AND KENNETH USUALLY TELLS US ABOUT THAT.

UM, AND ONE OF THE REALLY NEAT THINGS THEY HAVE IS THAT PARTY TRAILER.

OH.

AND IT'S ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE A PART OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.

AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE ONE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, YOU MIGHT WANT TO ORGANIZE ONE.

SO YOU CAN USE THE PARTY TRAILER BECAUSE IT IS WONDERFUL.

WE USED IT FOR A BLOCK PARTY BACK IN THE FALL, AND WE'RE GOING TO USE IT AGAIN, UM, THIS, UH, FOR OUR BLOCK PARTY.

SO, UH, THAT IS ONE WAY TO KEEP UP WITH WHAT'S GOING ON IN GARLAND IS TO READ THAT NEIGHBORHOOD CHATTER.

AND THEN OF COURSE YOU READ YOUR NEIGHBOR OR YOUR NEWSPAPER, THE, UH, OUR ONLINE, AND THEN THE GARLAND BRIEFS THAT COME OUT EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT OR MONDAY MORNING, UH, WHEN I'M TALKING TO PEOPLE THAT SAY, WHAT'S THAT I FIND OUT THAT MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT.

YEAH, I HAVE NO IDEA.

AND THEY DON'T EVEN READ THE NEWS THE LITTLE PAPER WHEN THEY GET IT.

UM, AND, BUT THE ONLINE IS SO MUCH PRETTIER, ALL THE COLORED PICTURES AND EVERYTHING, BUT, UH, JUST, YOU KNOW, TALK TO YOUR NEIGHBORS.

THAT'S ONE THING YOU NEED TO DO IS JUST TALK TO THEM.

INTERESTING TO KNOW WHAT KIND OF, HOW MANY HITS A DAY, THE GARLAND CITY, GIRL, AND WEBSITES GETTING.

IT'D BE INTERESTING TO SHARE IN THE GARLAND GROUP, IF THEY'RE LOOKING UP AT SANITATION OR WHAT DEPARTMENTS ARE GETTING THE MOST HITS, AND IT WOULD BE INTERESTING.

OH, I HAVE ANOTHER THING.

OH, DO YOU SEE NOW, WHEN WE WERE AT THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING, THE PARKS DEPARTMENT WAS RE WAS RECOGNIZED FOR DOING SOMETHING WONDERFUL.

AND THE COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT, DOROTHY WATT, THEY GOT AN EMMY, A LITTLE STATUE FOR, I PROGRAMMED, THEY PRODUCED.

THAT WAS WONDERFUL.

IT WAS THE FIRST ONE I'VE EVER SEEN REAL, BUT THEY DID THIS.

SO, UM, SHORT VIDEO, UM, WHEN THE WALL CAME OUT OF A BEAN AUDUBON PARK AND, UH, SO THEY WERE RECOGNIZED FOR THAT.

AND THAT WAS, I REALLY WANTED TO COME TO THAT, BUT MY NINTH GRANDDAUGHTER WANTED ME.

OH, SO NINTH GRANDCHILD.

SO ANYWAY, IF YOU WANT PEOPLE TO TALK ABOUT INVOLVEMENT AND COMMUNITY, I'LL, I'LL GET ON MY SOAPBOX.

I'LL GET UP AND PREACH.

UH, I'M ALL FOR THAT.

RIGHT.

DO WE HAVE ANY COMMUNITY INITIATIVES, ANNOUNCEMENTS, FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS. MICHELLE'S GOING TO START JOINING US MORE OFTEN ON THIS MEETING.

SO IF YOU GUYS WANT TO KNOW SOMETHING SPECIFIC ABOUT RECYCLING, UH, LET US KNOW AHEAD OF TIME SO THAT SHE'S GOT ENOUGH TIME TO RESEARCH THE, THE ITEM, AND WE CAN PRESENT IT TO YOU.

IF YOU GUYS HAVE MEETINGS, NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS, SITUATE MEETINGS, AND WANT TO HEAR FROM MICHELLE, LET US KNOW.

OKAY.

I WANT TO THANK Y'ALL YOU FOR SENDING OUT THAT INFORMATION LAST MONTH ABOUT THE DOWNTOWN.

OH YEAH.

THAT WAS REALLY NICE.

REALLY GOOD.

OH, IT'S REALLY NICE.

I'M KIND OF INTERESTED TO KNOW IF THE CITY I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE PURCHASING PROCESS BEFORE BIDDING RECYCLING JOBS, BUT I WONDER IF THEY GIVE PRECEDENT TO GARLAND BUSINESSES OR NOT, OR SHOULD, WE SEEMS LIKE WE SHOULD, BUT IT ALSO COULD BE A TRAP.

YEAH, NO, YOU CAN'T.

UM, YOU CAN'T, I MEAN, EVERY BIT HAS GOT A DIFFERENT CRITERIA AND TYPICALLY PRICES NUMBER ONE.

YEAH.

OH NO.

IT SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE.

AFTER THAT EXPERIENCE LOCATION IS CONSIDERED, I CAN TELL YOU THAT AT LEAST IN THE ONES THAT I'VE DONE, I'VE ALWAYS, I'VE ALWAYS ADDED THAT.

WELL, I'VE ALWAYS WONDERED THAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE DOING CONSTRUCTION ON THE STREETS AND THINGS THAT WAS LIKE, I WONDER WHERE YOU REALLY ARE, YOU

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KNOW, ARE YOU ANYWHERE NEAR GARLAND? SOME OF THOSE COMPANIES SEEM TO DO A MUCH BETTER JOB.

OH, YOU, THE, THE PEOPLE THAT BUILT THE ANIMAL SHELTER, THEY ARE OUT OF NEW MEXICO.

WOW.

13 MONTHS.

WELL, THEY WERE AWESOME.

I GO BACK.

SO A LOT OF TIMES LOCATION DOESN'T REALLY? YEAH.

NO IT DOESN'T.

BUT UH, YEAH.

WHEN DID YOU SAY THAT THE OPENING, THE GRAND OPENING TO THE PUBLIC TO EVERYONE IS GOING TO BE MARCH 19TH.

OKAY.

WHAT TIME? YOU KNOW, THEY HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE FOR IT.

I WAS JUST LOOKING, I CAN FIND THAT AND SEND YOU GUYS A COUPLE OF US.

IT IS ONE TO FIVE, ONE TO FIVE.

OKAY.

THANK IT.

IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO EVERYWHERE.

SHARE THE NEWS.

THAT'S OPEN NOW.

IT'S LIKE A PARTY VENDOR'S FOOD, OPEN HOUSE KIDS' ACTIVITIES, AND THEY SHOULD, BUT THEY'RE NOT ADVERTISING THINGS THEY NEED.

THERE'LL BE A FANTASTIC TIME FOR PEOPLE TO BRING.

ALT-RIGHT WRITE THEM TONIGHT, SET UP A LITTLE COLLECTION THING FOR PEOPLE TO BRING OLD LEASHES.

AND WE'LL TALK TO THE RECORD TOMORROW.

AND THAT'S A GOOD IDEA.

JUST TO HAVE SOMETHING OUT THERE FOR PEOPLE TO JUST GO AND GOING OFF, GOT A GONDOLA OUT THERE.

SOMETHING I CAN DROP THEM IN.

THIS IS KIND OF INTERESTING THAT KENNETH IS AT A MEETING RIGHT NOW FOR THE SPCA.

YEAH.

AND WE COULD DO THAT TOO.

I MEAN, YOU COULD DO IT HERE.

IT'S KIND OF A, I WONDER IF THEY'RE GOING TO BE HIGHLIGHTING ADOPTABLE ANIMALS DURING THIS.

I WOULD WALK IN THEM AROUND BRITAIN.

THAT'S WHAT I WILL BE DOING.

MANY OF THE CITY EVENTS THAT WE WORK, THE, UM, ANIMAL SHELTERS THAT'D BE SET UP.

AND I KIND OF HAVE A, I KNOW ROCKWELL HAS A MOBILE KENNEL THING AND THEY'D COME OUT AND SET THEM UP AND THEY ADOPT OUT A BUNCH OF DOGS.

THEY HAD ONE AT CITY COUNCIL MEETING LAST TUESDAY NIGHT, AND EVIDENTLY IT'S A MONTHLY EVENT.

SO AWESOME.

WELL, THEY ADD UP, BRING A BUNCH MORE PEOPLE AND GET INVOLVED WITH IT, YOU KNOW, MAKE IT MORE OF A PARTY.

BE CAREFUL, HAVE A REGULAR GIG CHASING AN ANIMAL SHELTER, NO CITIZENS FOR COMMENTS.

OUR NEXT MEETING IS APRIL 13TH.

AND IF ANYBODY HAS AN IDEAS AND INITIATIVES, UM, APPRECIATE KNOWING ABOUT THEM, I, UH, I'M KIND OF STILL STUCK ON THE ONES WE DID DO.

AND, AND DIDN'T DO I KNOW THAT, UM, THE CODE COMPLIANCE THING, I, I LEARNED SOME THINGS WHILE WE WERE DOING THAT.

AND I THINK THE STRANGEST THING I LEARNED IS THAT THE SAME PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WORKING THE SAME ROUTE FOR 15 YEARS.

AND I THINK REALLY THEY SHOULD ROTATE THEM BECAUSE YOU KNOW, SOME AREAS OF TOWN ARE JUST NOT AS NICE AS THE OTHERS.

AND IT MAY BE THAT THE CODE COMPLIANCE IS A LITTLE MORE LAX THERE BECAUSE THEY'RE USED TO IT.

THEY SEE THE SAME STUFF EVERY TIME.

I MEAN, I DRIVE DOWN DIFFERENT STREETS TO GO TO WORK AND, AND I WON'T GO DOWN MILLER FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS.

I GO TO MY MOTHER.

IT'S LIKE, WHERE THE HECK DID THAT COME FROM? YOU KNOW? AND I'M, I'M ASSUMING THAT IF YOU GO EVERY DAY, YOU RUN YOUR LITTLE ROUTES.

YOU'RE PROBABLY GOING TO MISS SOME THINGS THAT ARE FRESH EYES WITH CATCH.

IF YOU GUYS WANT TO HAVE THEM AGAIN, I CAN REACH OUT AND I WILL DO A PRESENTATION.

AND I KNOW DAPHNE WASN'T HERE.

AND PATRICIA WASN'T THERE WHEN THEY CAME OUT THE FIRST TIME I'M INTERESTED IN LET'S DO THAT.

WASN'T HERE.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR MORE ABOUT THE COMMERCIAL CODE COMPLIANCE, BECAUSE IT SEEMS TO ME THAT IT'S INCONSISTENT AND I'M SURE IT'S A DUE TO LACK OF EMPLOYEES.

I'M NOT, I'M NOT ACCUSING THEM OF NOT DOING A GOOD JOB.

IT'S JUST, UH, I THINK THEY NEED MORE PEOPLE AND THEY NEED MORE AWARENESS.

I MEAN, IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT OUR PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT, THE STUFF WE HAVE TO LOOK AT AND THE KIND OF SOME AREAS GET A LITTLE TRASHY AND NOBODY NOTICES, OR DOES ANYTHING ABOUT IT OR WAITS FOR SOMEBODY ELSE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

I CAN SEE, WE CAN GET THEM ON FOR APRIL 13TH.

OKAY.

WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY PRESENTATIONS DEALING WITH LIKE, UM, ALTERNATIVE ENERGY OR SOLAR, SOLAR ENERGY, UM, PROGRAMS OR PLANS FOR LIKE HOMEOWNERS.

DO WE HAVE ANY OF THOSE? NO.

WE HAD GARLAND POWER AND LIGHT COME OUT AND JUST GIVE A VERY BROAD PRESENTATION.

UM, IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING SPECIFIC, I CAN, SOME OF MY, UM, NEIGHBORS THEY'VE ASKED ABOUT LIKE PROGRAMS WITHIN GARLAND FOR SOLAR ENERGY.

ARE THERE ANY INCENTIVES OR I HAVE BEEN, UH, GARLIC GARLAND WAS OFFERING INCENTIVES FOR IT'LL BE ON THE GPL WEBSITE, BUT THEY WERE, THEY WERE GIVEN REBATES FOR, UM, HIGH EFFICIENCY APPLIANCES.

I KNOW AS SOON AS LAST YEAR, I THINK STILL, IF YOU WANT TO SEND ME AN EMAIL WITH ALL THE DETAILS, EXACTLY WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR, I CAN REACH OUT TO THEM AND I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY DO.

AND MAYBE I'LL COME OUT AND GIVE A PRESENTATION.

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THANK YOU.

WELL, I THINK WE'RE FINISHED.

I THINK THAT'S IT FOR TONIGHT.

SEE EVERYBODY, APRIL 13TH AND MICHELLE, AGAIN, SHE SOMEHOW HAS THE TIME TO SAY I SEE HER AND I'M LIKE, KAYLA LEAVE.

THAT'S DISTURBING.