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WELCOME TO THE NOVEMBER 9, 2020 WORK SESSION FOR THE GARLAND CITY COUNCIL.

THE FIRST ITEM ON OUR AGENDA, AND OBVIOUSLY WE ARE STILL MEETING VIRTUALLY THERE IS LINKS PROVIDED IN OUR AGENDAS FOR THAT.

THE FIRST ITEM ON OUR AGENDA IS PUBLIC COMMENTS ON WORK SESSION ITEMS.

[1. Public Comments on Work Session Items]

I DO HAVE A FEW PEOPLE WHO HAVE SIGNED UP IN THE QUEUE, BUT THEY HAVE NOT INDICATED THEY HAVE NOT INDICATED THAT THEY WANT TO SPEAK ON ANY PARTICULAR ITEM.

AND I BELIEVE ONE OF THEM IS AN APPLICANT WHO IS WHO IS AVAILABLE TO SPEAK IF WE NEED THEM. SO WE WILL GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON TO ITEM TWO.

[2. Consider the Consent Agenda]

I CONSIDER THE CONSENT AGENDA, THIS WILL BE FOR TOMORROW NIGHT.

I'VE NOT HEARD OF ANY ITEMS BEING PULLED, BUT WE WILL CERTAINLY PROVIDE FOR THAT, AS WE ALWAYS DO. OUR NEXT ITEM IS HOLD ON JUST A SECOND HERE.

I'M JUST TRYING TO DO IT.

DO WE HAVE JUST TRYING TO SEE IF ALL THE COUNCIL MEMBERS ARE IN THE QUEUE IN THE IN THE SHOT HERE. THEN WE'LL MOVE ON TO ITEM THREE WRITTEN BRIEFINGS, ITEM 3A.

[3. Written Briefings]

AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER FIFTY TWO ENVIRONMENTAL WASTE SERVICES TO ADD PENALTY FOR NOT COMPLYING WITH COMMERCIAL FRANCHISE AGREEMENTS.

ANYBODY HAVE ANYTHING ON THAT ONE? NO. THEN 3THREE B UPDATE ON CARES ACT FUNDING.

ALL RIGHT. AND THAT WILL MOVE US TO VERBAL BRIEFINGS, ITEM FOUR FOR A COVID-19 RESPONSE

[4.a. COVID-19 Response Update and Further Actions]

UPDATE AND FURTHER ACTIONS.

MR. CHESSHER, YOU OUT THERE? I AM AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO MY VIRTUAL BACKGROUND, I JUST NOTICED THAT IT'S GONE. SO YOU ALL GET TO LOOK AT THE BORING BLINDS BEHIND ME TONIGHT.

SO WE SINCE OUR LAST SINCE YOUR LAST MEETING, WE'VE HAD A INCREASE IN DAILY CASES.

I'VE WANTED TO PULL UP THE OUR.

WE KEEP A SEVEN DAY ROLLING AVERAGE.

AND FOR REALLY THE LAST PROBABLY WEEK OR SO OF OCTOBER, UP THROUGH THE BEGINNING OF NOVEMBER, IT WAS HOLDING STEADY AT ABOUT 60 CASES A DAY.

WE'VE HAD A PRETTY SIGNIFICANT JUMP SINCE THEN.

AND AS OF TODAY, OUR ROLLING AVERAGE IS ABOUT 90 CASES A DAY.

AND AGAIN, THAT'S A SEVEN DAY ROLLING AVERAGE.

SO IT ACCOUNTS FOR THE RECENT INFLUX OF CASES.

AND I GUESS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NOW AND WHAT WE SAW BACK IN JULY, THE HIGH NUMBERS THERE, WE'RE NOT SEEING WE'RE SEEING VERY FEW BACKLOG CASES, I GUESS I SHOULD SAY, AS I GO OVER THE NUMBERS THAT I TYPICALLY SPEAK TO YOU ALL ABOUT, I'M GOING TO ASK MISTIE IF SHE WILL SHARE HER SCREEN.

SHE'S GOT A SLIDE THAT HAS THE NUMBERS THAT YOU ALL CAN FOLLOW ALONG.

AND THERE THEY ARE. SO AS OF THIS AFTERNOON, WE ACTUALLY HAD A VERY HIGH COUNT TODAY.

OUR TOTAL COUNT TODAY ADDED WAS ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY SIX CASES.

AND I BELIEVE THAT ONLY SIX OF THOSE WERE BACKLOGGED.

SO WE PRETTY CERTAINLY A HEAVY DAY TO DAY AS YOU SEE THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES, INCLUDING THOSE CASES THAT WE KNOW THAT WE GOT TODAY.

THE TOTAL COUNT IS NINE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED ONE.

THE GOOD NEWS IN ALL THAT IS THAT WE HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF RESIDENTS THAT HAVE BECOME INFECTED AND PROGRESSED THROUGH THE DISEASE CYCLE AND MET THEIR END OF MONITORING CRITERIA AND ARE CONSIDERED RECOVERED.

SO THAT'S THE GREEN NUMBER THERE, SEVEN THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTY TWO.

JUST FOR REFERENCE, THAT REPRESENTS JUST ABOUT SEVENTY EIGHT PERCENT OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES THAT WE'VE SEEN HERE IN GARLAND.

YOU CAN SEE THE ACTIVE CASES, I'M SORRY, THE TOTAL NUMBER OF DEATHS JUST BELOW THAT NUMBER IN YELLOW. AND WE STAND AT EIGHTY FOUR.

WE REPORTED TWO ADDITIONAL DEATHS TODAY AND WE HAVE HAD A STRING OF DEATHS THAT ARE RELATED TO LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES, UNFORTUNATELY.

SO WE'VE GOT A FEW FACILITIES IN GARLAND THAT HAVE BEEN IMPACTED.

FINALLY, THE BOTTOM NUMBER THERE OR THE NUMBER OF ACTIVE CASES WHICH THAT HAS BEEN ON THE RISE FROM THE PAST AT LEAST THE PAST FEW WEEKS.

AND THAT'S REALLY ILLUSTRATED WELL, IN THE GRAPH TO THE LEFT, THAT GRAPH ILLUSTRATES THE NEW CASES BY COLLECTION DAY.

SO I'M NOT NECESSARILY THE DATE THEY'RE REPORTED TO US, BUT THE DATE THAT THEY'RE COLLECTED FROM THE INFECTED INDIVIDUAL.

SO THANK YOU, MISTIE.

YOU CAN UNSHARE YOUR SCREEN.

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I BELIEVE THAT THOSE ARE ALL THE NUMBERS THAT I WANTED TO GO OVER THE ALWAYS WANT TO MAKE SURE AND WALK THROUGH THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASE PRECAUTIONS AS WELL WHILE WE HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY. CERTAINLY YOU ALL IN THE VIEWING PUBLIC HAVE PROBABLY HEARD THESE DOZENS AND DOZENS OF TIMES. BUT BUT THEY REMAIN THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM COVID-19 AND YOU KNOW THERE'S THERE'S A LOT OF CONJECTURE OUT THERE ABOUT SOCIAL BEHAVIOR, FOLKS GETTING COVID FATIGUE AND WE'RE ALL CONCERNED BY THAT.

BUT BUT I WOULD ENCOURAGE THE VIEWING PUBLIC TO FOCUS ON SELF DEFENSE AND SELF DEFENSE FOR COVID-19 ARE THESE THESE CONTAGIOUS DISEASE PRECAUTIONS BECAUSE IF WE AS INDIVIDUALS ALL PRACTICE THESE, IT PROVIDES THE BEST LEVEL OF PROTECTION FOR AGAINST INFECTION, I SHOULD SAY. SO RUN DOWN THE LIST VERY QUICKLY, PLEASE WASH YOUR HANDS REGULARLY WITH SOAP AND WATER. OF COURSE, YOU WANT TO AVOID TOUCHING YOUR EYES, NOSE AND MOUTH, PARTICULARLY WITH UNWASHED HANDS. THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF TOUCHING A SURFACE INFECTED OR CONTAMINATED WITH COVID-19 AND PASSING THAT INFECTION, THAT INFECTION ALONG THROUGH THOSE EYES, NOSE AND MOUTH. YOU WANT TO AVOID CLOSE CONTACT WITH NOT ONLY SICK PEOPLE, BUT EVERYONE, IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.

CERTAINLY WHEN YOU'RE OUT IN SOCIAL SETTINGS, YOU MAINTAIN THAT SIX FEET OF SOCIAL DISTANCING BECAUSE AS WE KNOW, INDIVIDUALS CAN BE INFECTED WITH COVID-19 AND SPREAD THE DISEASE WHILE APPEARING AND FEELING PERFECTLY NORMAL.

SO IT'S IMPORTANT TO MAINTAIN THAT SOCIAL DISTANCE WHENEVER POSSIBLE WHENEVER YOU'RE OUTDOORS. AND OF COURSE, YOU WANT TO LIMIT THE TIME THAT YOU SPEND IN SOCIAL SETTINGS, YOU KNOW, JUST JUST TO LIMIT THE OPPORTUNITY FOR DISEASE SPREAD THERE.

CERTAINLY STAY AT HOME IF YOU'RE SICK, IF YOU HAVE FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS, COVID LIKE SYMPTOMS, PLEASE, PLEASE STAY HOME.

THE ONLY REASON YOU SHOULD LEAVE YOUR HOUSE IN THAT CASE IS TO SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION AND BE COURTEOUS, COVER COUGHS AND SNEEZES WITH YOUR ELBOW AND FINALLY FREQUENTLY CLEAN AND DISINFECT THOSE COMMONLY TOUCHED SURFACES THE DOORKNOBS, HANDRAILS, THAT SORT OF THING.

AND FINALLY, WE'RE APPROACHING THE HEAVY DAYS OF FLU SEASON AND FLU SHOTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE. IF ANYBODY OUT THERE HAS NOT GOTTEN YOUR FLU SHOT THIS YEAR.

PLEASE DO SO.

THERE'S A NUMBER OF PLACES IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT HAVE THOSE SHOTS AVAILABLE, INCLUDING THE GARLAND PUBLIC HEALTH CLINIC.

NO APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY.

YOU CAN CHECK OUR WEB PAGE, FEEL FREE TO WALK IN.

REMEMBER EVERY HOSPITAL BED THAT'S OCCUPIED BY SOMEBODY WITH SEASONAL FLU IS A BED NOT AVAILABLE FOR COVID-19.

MAYOR. I BELIEVE THAT THAT IS EVERYTHING THAT I HAD TO COVER UNLESS THERE ARE QUESTIONS.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. CHESSHER TONIGHT? I SEE NONE.

OK. ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

LET ME SHARE MY SCREEN AND I'LL GO OVER THE STATE AND COUNTY NUMBERS, AS WE HAVE THEM ANY WAYS. THE COUNTY NUMBERS HAD NOT COME IN AS OF JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO FOR TODAY.

SO WE'LL BE REPORTING THOSE AS OF YESTERDAY.

SO FOR THE STATE NUMBERS.

FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS, AS OF TODAY, THREE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN NEW CASES FOR A TOTAL OF NINE HUNDRED AND SIXTY THREE THOUSAND NINETEEN CONFIRMED CASES.

TWENTY SIX NEWLY REPORTED FATALITIES FOR A TOTAL OF EIGHTEEN THOUSAND SEVEN SIXTY NINE.

AND THEN THERE ARE AN ESTIMATED ONE HUNDRED TWENTY SIX THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED TWELVE ACTIVE CASES IN REFERENCE COMPARED TO LAST REPORT ON THE 19TH OF OCTOBER.

THE ACTIVE CASES WERE EIGHTY TWO THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND THIRTY.

SO SOME SIGNIFICANT JUMPS THERE.

FOR POSITIVITY, THEY CONTINUE TO RECORD THIS IN THREE DIFFERENT LEVELS.

NOW THE SPECIMEN COLLECTION DATE POSITIVITY IS 11.24.

THE LAB TEST REPORTED DATE FOR POSITIVITY, 12.22, AND THEN CASE REPORTED DATE POSITIVITY, WHICH IS THERE REFERRING TO THE LEGACY METHOD IS 9.02 PERCENT.

FOR HOSPITALIZATIONS FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS, TOTAL STAFF BED COUNTS, SIXTY THREE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED TWENTY SIX, WITH THIRTEEN THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED FORTY ONE OF THOSE BEING AVAILABLE FOR A TOTAL OCCUPANCY OF FIFTY THOUSAND EIGHTY FIVE FOR TODAY.

OUT OF THE FIFTY THOUSAND EIGHTY FIVE PATIENTS, THERE ARE SIX THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND THREE THAT ARE COVID PATIENTS.

LAB CONFIRMED COVID, WHICH IS A PERCENTAGE OF 12.18 AND THAT'S THE NUMBER OF COVID VERSUS

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THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN THE HOSPITAL.

IF YOU LOOK DOWN IN THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER, IT WILL SHOW THE STATE'S COVID HOSPITALIZATION OUT OF TOTAL HOSPITAL CAPACITY.

SO THAT NUMBER IS A LITTLE BIT LOWER AT 9.65 PERCENT, BUT THAT'S OUT OF A TOTAL HOSPITAL BED CAPACITY RATHER THAN NUMBER OF PATIENTS.

THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE. FOR DALLAS COUNTY CASES, AGAIN, THIS IS AS OF YESTERDAY, THEY HAD EIGHT HUNDRED AND FORTY EIGHT CASES REPORTED AS NEW AND THEN FORTY ONE OF THOSE BEING PROBABLE CASES FOR A TOTAL OF POSITIVE CASES OF ONE HUNDRED TWO THOUSAND EIGHTY NINE.

AND THEN THEY'RE STILL REPORTING OUT THE RESPIRATORY SPECIMENS TESTING POSITIVE FOR SARS-COV-2, WHICH WAS 14.9 PERCENT COMPARED TO LAST REPORT, IT WAS UP FROM 12.6 PERCENT.

SO WE'RE CONTINUING TO SEE AN INCREASE THERE AS WELL.

FOR DALLAS COUNTY HOSPITALIZATIONS ON THE UPPER LEFT CORNER SHOWS THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED COVID-19 PATIENTS AT 479 CENSUS FOR INPATIENT TOTAL DALLAS COUNTY HOSPITALS IS FOUR THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FIFTY FIVE, WITH AVAILABLE STAFF AT INPATIENT BEDS AT 585, AVAILABLE ADULT ICU BEDS AT THIRTY FOUR, AND THEN TOTAL AVAILABLE VENTILATORS AT 1669.

IN THE GRAPH. IT JUST SHOWS WE CHANGE THIS A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE IT WAS GETTING SO CONGESTED. WE ACTUALLY WENT FROM THE HIGH NUMBER IN JULY ON THE TWENTY FIRST AT EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY ONE PATIENTS IN THE HOSPITAL THAT WERE COVID POSITIVE AND THEN STRETCH THAT OUT SO THAT YOU CAN SEE THE CHANGES SINCE JULY RATHER THAN TRYING TO COMPARE AND PUSH IT ALL INTO THE GRAPH FROM MAY.

THIS IS THE SLIDE THAT JASON WENT OVER FOR, FOR US.

AND THEN FOR THE CARES ACT FUNDED GARLAND TESTING SITE, AGAIN, WE STARTED OFF WITH TWO SITES, I KNOW THAT ALL OF YOU ARE AWARE OF THIS, BUT WENT DOWN TO ONE SITE AFTER AUGUST 31ST. SO TOTAL TEST AS OF TODAY, NINE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED AND SEVENTY SEVEN.

WE'VE RECEIVED RESULTS FOR NINE THOUSAND TWENTY OF THOSE OUT OF WHICH THERE HAVE BEEN A THOUSAND AND NINETY FOUR POSITIVES.

CUMULATIVE POSITIVITY FOR THE OPENSIDE IS 10.99 PERCENT.

AND THEN IF YOU COMBINE BOTH SIDES FROM BACK IN AUGUST, IT'S 12.13 PERCENT.

AND THEN THE GRAPH ACTUALLY DOES SHOW THE YELLOW LINE IS THE PERCENT POSITIVE CUMULATIVE FOR BOTH SIDES FOR THE ENTIRE TIME, AND THEN THE BLUE IS THE ACTUAL NUMBER OF TESTS REPORTED. AND THEN FINALLY, FOR STAFF IMPACTS, WE HAVE A TOTAL OF 92 THAT HAVE RECOVERED FROM COVID AND RETURNED TO WORK.

LAST REPORT, THAT NUMBER WAS SEVENTY NINE.

AND THEN STAFF IMPACTS INCLUDE FIFTY ONE EMPLOYEES WHO ARE EXCLUDED FROM WORK COMPARED TO THIRTY FIVE FROM LAST REPORT OUT OF THAT FIFTY ONE, TWENTY WHO TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID THREE ARE AWAITING TEST RESULTS.

TWENTY EIGHT ARE EXCLUDED DUE TO RISK EXPOSURES FOR THE TOTAL OF FIFTY ONE.

SO WITH THAT, THAT CONCLUDES MY UPDATE AND I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

VERY GOOD. I'M TRYING TO STOP SHARING, BUT IT'S.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR MISTIE THIS EVENING OR JASON WHILE WE STILL HAVE THEM.

I SEE NONE. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, SIR. WE WILL MOVE ON TO ITEM 4B, WATER AND WASTEWATER SERVICES TO D.R.

[4.b. Water and Wastewater Service to D.R. Horton Tract (Fireside by the Lake)]

HORTON TRACK. THIS IS AT FIRESIDE BY THE LAKE.

AND I BELIEVE WE HAVE STAFF READY ON THIS ONE.

I SEE A PRESENTATION, BUT I HEAR NO VOICES.

IS WEST KUCERA.

I THINK HE'S TRYING TO LOG ON HERE.

OK. DO WE NEED TO HOP OVER THIS ITEM AND COME BACK? HE'S ON MAYOR.

I GUESS HE'S HAVING SOME AUDIO DIFFICULTIES BECAUSE I CAN SEE HIM.

YEAH. CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT.

YOU JUST MOVE ON/ JUST MOVE ON.

IT'S FINE. GOOD EVENING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

TONIGHT, I'D LIKE TO PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON THE CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS FOR WATER AND WASTEWATER FOR FIRESIDE BY THE LAKE DEVELOPMENT.

I'LL START OFF BY PROVIDING A SUMMARY OF PREVIOUS DISCUSSIONS.

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JUST KIND OF GET EVERYBODY BACK UP TO SPEED AND THEN KIND OF BRING IT UP TO THE PRESENT TIME. OK, NEXT SLIDE.

SO THE PROPERTY DESCRIPTION.

IT'S IN DALLAS COUNTY BETWEEN THE CITY OF GARLAND AND THE TOWN OF SUNNYVALE, IT'S OUTLINED IN THAT GRAY AREA THERE FOR THE FUTURE WHERE IT SAYS FUTURE CYPRESS COVE.

THE TRACK WAS JUST ANNEXED BY DALLAS AND IS CURRENTLY WITHIN CITY OF DALLAS ETJ.

AND AGAIN, WE CANNOT ANNEX THAT SITE WITHOUT APPROVAL FROM THE CITY OF DALLAS, AND THIS SITE IS APPROXIMATELY TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY THREE POINT FOUR ACRES.

NEXT SLIDE. SO IN OUR PREVIOUS DISCUSSIONS, KIND OF THE GENESIS THAT STARTED THIS WAS D.R.

HORTON APPLIED TO TCQ TO BUILD A FOUR HUNDRED GALLON PER DAY WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY ON SITE.

AND SO IT WAS APPROVED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BUT IT WASN'T APPROVED FOR CONSTRUCTION. IT JUST MEANT THAT IT MEANT THE TECHNICAL STANDARDS.

SO D.R. HORTON DURING THIS TIME PERIOD ALSO PETITIONED THE CITY OF GARLAND TO PROVIDE WATER AND WASTEWATER SERVICES TO THE SITE.

SO, OF COURSE, THESE WATER SERVICES WOULD REQUIRE PERMISSION BY THE NORTH TEXAS WATER DISTRICT FOR A FORMAL AGREEMENT WITH THE DISTRICT TO SUPPLY THE WATER.

SO WE HAD SOME MEETINGS WITH D.R.

HORTON AND WE DETERMINED THAT WE COULD PROVIDE WATER AND WASTEWATER SERVICES.

EXCEPT IT'S ACCEPTABLE FROM AN OPERATIONAL STANDPOINT AND ONE OF THE CONCERNS WE HAD WAS WATER QUALITY. AND SO WE DECIDED TO DO AN AIR GAPPED SYSTEM DOWN THERE SO WE WOULD PROVIDE WATER TO A CERTAIN POINT AND THEN THEY WOULD TAKE OVER THE WATER AFTER THEIR SUBDIVISION ON THEIR SITE.

SO AND AGAIN, FOR WASTEWATER SERVICES, ONCE AN AGREEMENTS IN PLACE, D.R.

HORTON WILL NO LONGER REQUIRE THE NEED FOR A TREATMENT FACILITY AND THEY'LL CANCEL THE APPLICATION TO THE TCQ.

ALSO, D.R. HORTON DURING THIS TIME HAS CREATED A DALLAS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT OR A MUD, AND THEY PROVIDE MUNICIPAL SERVICES, WATER, WASTE WATER, BUTTHEY ALSO PROVIDE DRAINAGE, POLICE, FIRE, EMS AND TRASH COLLECTION.

SO WITH THIS AGREEMENT, WE ALSO WANTED TO HAVE ZONING AND DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS THAT WOULD MEET OR EXCEED ALL THE CITY OF GARLAND ZONE DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS OF CONSTRUCTION AND A MANDATORY HOA WILL BE CREATED.

AND IF YOU REMEMBER COUNCIL AT THE TWENTY FIRST WORK SESSION WE HAD, WE AGREED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH NEGOTIATIONS FOR WATER AND WASTEWATER SERVICES BASED ON A CONCEPT PLAN THAT INCLUDED SIX HUNDRED LOTS TOTAL.

ALL HOUSES DEVELOPED ON THE EASTERN BORDER WOULD BE 60 INCH WIDE LOTS AND 70 INCH WIDE LOTS ADJACENT TO THE CYPRESS COVE EASTERN BORDER IN THE PORTION THAT CYPRESS COVE RIGHT NOW IS IN THE GARLAND CITY LIMITS, WHICH IS IN THE NORTH NORTHWEST CORNER.

AND I'LL SHOW IT TO YOU ON THE MAP.

AND OF COURSE, THE AVERAGE PRICE IS TWO HUNDRED NINETY NINE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

NEXT SLIDE. AND HERE'S A PICTURE OF THE CONCEPTUAL PLAN AGAIN, WHAT'S IN GARLAND PROPER, PROPER CITY LIMITS RIGHT NOW IS THAT NORTH WESTERN CORNER.

AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE GREEN SHADED AREA, THAT'S THE BIGGER LOTS THAT WILL BE ADJACENT TO THAT EASTERN BORDER.

NEXT SLIDE. SO CURRENT STATUS, SO WE HAVE AGREED TO A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING, WHICH IS AN MOU AND I'VE HIGHLIGHTED A FEW POINTS THAT DESCRIBES IN THE MOU SOME OF THE AREAS THAT WE AGREED UPON.

SO THE FIRST ONE WE WANTED TO ENSURE ANY FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE PROPERTY MEETS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND SO FORTH IN THE CONCEPTUAL.

THE DEVELOPER AGREES THE CITY WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING POLICE, MEDICAL, FIRE AND TRASH SERVICES, SO THAT'S NOT THERE.

A TRAFFIC STUDY WAS PERFORMED AND THE DEVELOPER AGREES TO A ROAD IMPACT FEES OR CONSTRUCT ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS AS IF THEY WERE WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS.

THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE AT LEAST 30 ACRES OF GREEN SPACE DEVELOPED, WHICH INCLUDES WALKING TRAILS, SIDEWALKS, SEATING AREAS, AND THEY'LL HAVE AN AMENITY CENTER WITH THE SWIMS CENTER OR POOL OR SPLASH PAD, SOME SHADE STRUCTURE OF RESTROOMS, PLAYGROUNDS, THINGS LIKE THAT. AND OF COURSE, THEY WILL WITHDRAW THE APPLICATION TO THE TCQ TO BUILD THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY.

NEXT SLIDE. SO I'VE INCLUDED THE WATER AND WASTEWATER AGREEMENTS THERE IN THE DRAFT FORM,

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AND THEY'RE INCLUDED FOR YOUR INFORMATION, I HAVE TALKED TO THE AND THEY ARE THEY WILL PUT IT ON THEIR NOVEMBER 19TH AGENDA FOR APPROVAL TO DO THE WATER CONTRACT. AND SO TONIGHT, COUNCIL, WE'RE ASKING FOR APPROVAL OF THE MOU, INCLUDING BOTH WATER WASTEWATER AGREEMENTS.

AND IF YOU AGREE, WE WANT TO BRING IT BACK TO COUNCIL ON THE DECEMBER 1ST REGULAR MEETING. SO WITH THAT COUNCIL, I WILL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS.

VERY GOOD.

COUNCIL, I MEAN, I KNOW THAT THIS PROJECT HAS COME AND GONE THROUGH HERE SEVERAL TIMES, I THINK WE'VE HAD NUMEROUS DISCUSSIONS OVER IT.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS TO IT THIS EVENING? OBVIOUSLY, AGAIN, THIS IS SET TO COME BACK BEFORE US ON OUR DECEMBER 1ST MEETING.

BUT UNLESS THERE'S ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS TONIGHT, LEST, COUNCIL, ARE WE IS THERE CONSENT TO CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS AGREEMENT? LET'S SEE. THAT APPEARS TO BE UNANIMOUS.

YES. AND SO I BELIEVE IF THAT'S ALL YOU NEED FROM US SIR.

COUNCIL MEMBER HERICK.

THANK YOU. I JUST HAD ONE QUESTION WITH THIS MEMORANDUM UNDERSTANDING WITH THE ANTICIPATED CONSTRUCTION START DATE.

IT WILL PROBABLY BE BECAUSE WE STILL HAVE TO GET THE DESIGN FOR THE WATER AND THE WASTEWATER. I THINK JEFF MILES MIGHT BE ON THE CALL, SO I'M ANTICIPATING PROBABLY ANOTHER YEAR, BUT HE COULD PROBABLY ANSWER THAT.

OK, MR. MILES, I SEE YOU ON THE CALL, I'VE OPENED THE LINE ON OUR END, SO IF YOU CAN UNMUTE YOURSELF. GOOD EVENING, COUNCIL, CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, SIR. OK, YEAH, WE WOULD START CONSTRUCTION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

IT WOULD BE LESS THAN A YEAR.

WE'D REALLY LIKE TO START CONSTRUCTION SOMETIME AFTER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR.

I KNOW THAT THERE'S SOME APPROVALS THAT GARLAND NEEDS TO DO AS FAR AS SOME OF THE CONNECTION POINTS AND SO FORTH.

BUT WE'VE ALREADY PROCESSED OUR PHASE ONE PLANS WITH THE CITY OF DALLAS AND WE'VE PREPARED, YOU KNOW, PRETTY MUCH OUR INFRASTRUCTURE PLANS.

SO WE'RE USING THIS KIND OF LAST STEP AND THEN WE WILL GO AHEAD AND GET THE PLANS OVER TO WES FOR HIS REVIEW AND APPROVAL.

OK, AND MR. MILES, WHILE WE'RE AT IT, IF YOU COULD GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD, PLEASE. SURE.

YEAH, IT'S JEFF MILES AND ADDRESSES IS P.O.

BOX 271499 FLOWER MOUND 75027.

OK, HANG ON LINE THERE FOR US.

COUNCIL MEMBER NICKERSON.

YEAH, MR. MILES, JUST ONE QUICK QUESTION, I GUESS ON I GUESS ON THE TIMING OF THE CONSTRUCTION, ONCE YOU GET STARTED, AS YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE CONCERNS WE HAVE DOWN THERE AND OF COURSE, WAS WHY THE TRAFFIC STUDY WAS DONE, WAS TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR EXISTING ROAD SYSTEMS THAT COME FROM THE SOUTH, HEADED UP NORTH, YOU KNOW, ARE GOING TO BE ADDRESSED IN YOUR I GUESS IN YOUR PLANNING FOR CONSTRUCTION.

WHAT'S THE I GUESS WHAT'S THE PLAN THERE AND SCHEDULE FOR ADDRESSING PARTICULARLY ANY ROAD WORK THAT HAS TO BE DONE ALONG THAT ENTRY AREA AND UP AND DOWN THAT AREA OF THE ROAD THERE? BECAUSE I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT KIND OF WORK DONE AND COMPLETED BEFORE WE REALLY GET STARTED BUILDING HOMES OUT THERE.

YOU COULD BE DOING THAT WHILE YOU'RE LOTS ARE BEING MADE, THE INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE DEVELOPMENT. BUT I REALLY WANT TO SEE THAT THAT ROAD DOWN THERE ADDRESSED AHEAD OF ANY REAL SELL OF HOMES AND THAT KIND OF THING.

YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT BOBTOWN ROAD WHERE .

YES.

YES. I'M SORRY. THAT'S RIGHT.

SO IN OUR AGREEMENT WE'VE AGREED TO PAY AN IMPACT OR IN LIEU OF THAT, WE WOULD GO AHEAD AND BUILD THAT ROAD CREDIT THAT IN FACT, THE FOR THAT AMOUNT OF MONEY, WHATEVER THE COST IS. AND THAT'S A CITY OF GARLAND'S DISCRETION ON WHAT THEY WANT US TO DO.

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SO THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WES AND I CAN TALK THROUGH.

AND IF THE DESIRE IS TO HAVE THAT ROAD IMPROVED BY US, WE CERTAINLY CAN DO THAT.

OK, WELL, I'M GLAD THERE'S FURTHER DISCUSSION WITH THE STAFF ON IT, I THINK FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, I'M NOT SURE ABOUT THE REST OF THE COUNCIL, BUT I WOULD THINK THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOME IMPROVEMENT THERE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT STAGE.

SO I'LL LET YOU GUYS WORK THAT OUT, OK? THANK YOU, SIR.

AND I'M SORRY, COUNCILMAN HEDRICK, I CUT YOU OFF THERE, DID YOU DID YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? NO, SIR. THANK YOU.

SORRY. OK, COUNCIL, ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION, I BELIEVE STAFF HAS DIRECTION FOR MOVING FORWARD AND WE WILL ANTICIPATE SEEING THIS AGAIN AT OUR DECEMBER ONE MEETING.

ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT, WITH THAT, WE WILL MOVE ON TO ITEM 4C OVERVIEW OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK

[4.c. Overview of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) Funding That Will Be Received from HUD Through Round 3 of the CARES Act]

GRANT.

CDBG, CB AND EMERGENCY SOLUTION GRANT ESG CB FUNDING THAT WILL BE RECEIVED FROM HUD THROUGH ROUND THREE OF THE CARES ACT.

AND MONA.

I KNOW YOU WERE OUT THERE EARLIER.

YES, I'M STILL HERE. LET ME SHARE MY SCREEN.

ARE YA'LL SEEING MY SCREEN.

NOT JUST YET.

YES. ALL RIGHT, JUST GET IT TO THE FULL.

THERE WE GO. LOOK THERE.

ALL RIGHT. I'M FINALLY GOING TO GET THIS RIGHT AFTER SO MANY TIMES SINCE JUNE.

ALL RIGHT, COUNCIL, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME TONIGHT.

I'M HERE TO GIVE YOU AN OVERVIEW AND TRY TO GET SOME SENSE OF DIRECTION FOR ROUND THREE OF CARES ACT FUNDING FOR THE EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT AS WELL AS CDBG GRANT.

WE WERE NOTIFIED THAT WE WILL BE RECEIVING ADDITIONAL ESG AND CDBG FUNDING AND THIS FUNDING, AS WITHIN PAST CARES ACT FUNDING HAS TO BE USED FOR COVID-19 RELATED ACTIVITIES.

AS PART OF THIS PROCESS, HUD REQUIRES THAT WE HAVE A PUBLIC NOTICE WHICH WILL BE HELD TOMORROW NIGHT DURING OUR REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING ON THIS ITEM TO SOLICIT ANY CITIZEN COMMENTS FOR ESG.

WE'RE GETTING QUITE A BIT OF FUNDING MORE THAN WHAT WE'VE EVER RECEIVED FOR ESG.

WE'RE GETTING TWO MILLION, FOUR HUNDRED, THREE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS IN EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT.

WE'RE SLATED TO RECEIVE ONE MILLION SIX HUNDRED NINETY THREE THOUSAND SEVEN ZERO EIGHT, GIVING US A CUMULATIVE TOTAL OF THREE MILLION SIX NINETY EIGHT POINT EIGHTY NINE DOLLARS TO ALLOCATE OUT IN THE COMMUNITY FOR COVID-19 PROGRAMS. JUST A LITTLE TIMELINE TONIGHT IS I'M JUST ASKING COUNCIL TO GIVE ME A CONSENSUS AS TO HOW WE SHOULD MOVE FORWARD WITH PUTTING OUT THE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS ON THIS AND GIVING YOU SOME BACKGROUND.

AS I MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY, TOMORROW NIGHT WE'RE GOING TO BE HAVING A PUBLIC HEARING ON THIS ITEM. I'M LOOKING TO PUT THE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATION NOTICE OUT ON NOVEMBER 11TH SO I CAN SOLICIT START SOLICITING NONPROFIT ENTITIES WITH SERVICES UNDER SPECIFIC CATEGORIES OF WILL BRING THIS BACK TO COUNCIL ON DECEMBER 14TH.

AND WHAT I'M ASKING COUNCIL TO DO IS, IS LET ME PUT THE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS OUT IN A CATEGORICAL APPROACH, MUCH LIKE WE DID IN MAY.

I'LL PUT OUT DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF FUNDING THAT'S AVAILABLE AND HAVE ENTITIES APPLY FOR THOSE CATEGORIES. AND I WILL BRING EVERYTHING BACK TO YOU ON DECEMBER 14TH SHOWING WHO APPLIED FOR WHAT AND UNDER WHICH CATEGORY.

IF THERE'S NO OBJECTION ON DECEMBER 14TH, WE WILL BE LOOKING FOR FORMAL APPROVAL ON DECEMBER 15TH SIMPLY BECAUSE WE NEED TO ALSO SUBMIT THIS TO HUD.

AND WE WOULD LIKE TO START THESE PROGRAMS ON JANUARY ONE OF 2021 JUST NOW CAUGHT THAT TYPO. SORRY EVERYONE, BUT WE WOULD LIKE TO GET THIS IN THE WORKS AT THE FIRST OF THE YEAR. THIS IS OUR PROPOSAL FOR THE EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT, ROUND THREE FUNDING ADMINISTRATION IS OUR STANDARD, 10 PERCENT OF THE GRANT CAN GO TOWARDS ADMINISTRATION AND THOSE ITEMS CAN BE FOR TEMPORARY STAFF TO HELP RUN THIS PROGRAM.

WE WERE POSSIBLY LOOKING AT SOME CITY OFFICE SPACE RENTAL THAT THE GRANT WOULD PAY TO RENT CITY OFFICE SPACE FOR USE FOR THIS PROGRAM, AS WELL AS SOME GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE

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COSTS. THOSE CAN CHANGE, BUT THAT'S JUST SOME EXAMPLES OF ADMINISTRATION TOPICS THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE FUNDED.

OUR NEXT CATEGORY WOULD BE STREET OUTREACH ACTIVITIES.

WE COULD DO THINGS SUCH AS PROVIDING IDENTIFICATION, DOCUMENT ASSISTANCE, PROVIDING BUS AND TRAIN PASSES FOR CLIENTS AND WORKERS, AND HYGIENE PACKAGES FOR HOMELESS PERSONS AND ANY COST ASSOCIATED WITH OBTAINING VA OR SSI BENEFITS WE SET ASIDE IN THIS ACTIVITY TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.

BUT OF COURSE, IF WE SEE THE NEED IS MORE THAN THAT COMING IN AN APPLICATION, WE CAN CHANGE THAT AMOUNT.

AND I WOULD BRING THAT BACK TO YOU.

OUR NEXT CATEGORY IS FOR HOUSING ASSISTANCE, RAPID REHOUSING.

UNDER RAPID REHOUSING, WE TYPICALLY HOUSE PEOPLE FOR 12 MONTHS.

WE PAY FOR ASSISTANCE FOR UP TO 12 MONTHS THROUGH THIS EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT ASSISTANCE WOULD BE COMPARABLE TO WHAT WE WERE DOING WITH CBDG FIFTEEN HUNDRED PER MONTH.

IT'S JUST FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME.

AND THE ONLY APPLICANTS THAT ARE ELIGIBLE UNDER THIS CATEGORY IS ACTUAL HOMELESS PERSON.

SO WE'RE NOT LOOKING AT DOING ANY PREVENTION.

WE'RE LOOKING AT HOUSING PEOPLE WHO ARE OUT ON THE STREET FOR A PERIOD OF YEAR AND TRYING TO GET THEM SOME INTENSE CASE MANAGEMENT, OTHER SERVICES, SO THEY CAN BE SUCCESSFUL IN REMAINING IN HOUSING AND AREN'T HOMELESS ANY LONGER CATEGORY UNDER EMERGENCY SHELTER SERVICES. THOSE ARE FOR ANY SHELTERS THAT WE HAVE IN GARLAND, WHICH RIGHT NOW WE HAVE OUR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER HOPES DURING THE BEGINNING, AND WE COULD HELP THEM WITH ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH COVID.

UNDER THIS CATEGORY WE CAN ALSO FUND EMERGENCY MOTEL VOUCHERS THAT WE CAN PROVIDE HOMELESS CLIENTS OR NON-PROFITS VOUCHERS TO GIVE OUT TO HOMELESS CLIENTS WHEN THE WEATHER IS EXTREMELY BAD, AT LEAST WE CAN GET THEM SHELTER FOR A NIGHT OR TWO TO GET THEM OFF OF THE STREET. AND THEY'RE NOT SLEEPING IN COLD WEATHER OR SOMETHING OF THAT NATURE.

THE LAST CATEGORY FOR DATA COLLECTION, THESE ARE LICENSING FEES THAT WE COULD OFFER TO OUR CURRENT NONPROFITS OR ANY NEW NONPROFITS THAT COME ON, THAT CAN BE A PART OF THE NATIONAL DATABASE FOR HOMELESS COLLECTION DATA.

AND WHAT THIS THE BENEFIT TO THIS WOULD BE, WE MAY BE ABLE TO FIND ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR OUR CLIENTS.

THEY MAY BE OUTSIDE OF GARLAND, BUT THEY MAY BE CLOSE ENOUGH THAT WE COULD UTILIZE SERVICES FOR OUR CLIENTS AND WE WOULD KNOW THAT AS PART OF THE DATA COLLECTION.

DATA COLLECTION SERVICE AND AGAIN, THE EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT CAN ONLY BE USED FOR HOMELESS ASSISTANCE AND SERVICES.

SO THESE ARE BASICALLY THE SAME CATEGORIES THAT WE WOULD FUND WITH OUR NORMAL ESG GRANT FUNDING. FOR CDBG AGAIN, WE'RE GETTING ONE MILLION, SIX NINETY THREE SEVEN ZERO EIGHT ADMINISTRATION IS 20 PERCENT OF THAT, WHICH IS THREE THIRTY EIGHT, SEVEN FORTY ONE, WE CAN USE IT FOR A VARIETY OF THINGS, SUCH AS TEMPORARY STAFF OR GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE COST. WE'RE LOOKING TO DO SOMETHING A LITTLE UNIQUE AND DIFFERENT WITH THIS.

WE'RE LOOKING TO HOPEFULLY GO OUT AND PUT A REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR A WORKFORCE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR GARLAND RESIDENTS THAT MAY HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS OR NEED TO BE RETRAINED FOR A DIFFERENT JOB BECAUSE OF COVID.

THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT'S NEW TO GARLAND.

WE HAVEN'T PROVIDED THAT SERVICE WITH WITH THIS GRANT IN THE PAST.

THE NEXT CATEGORY IS FOR OUR PARKLAND HEALTH CLINIC RENOVATION PROJECT.

THIS IS A PROJECT THE COUNCIL APPROVED LAST YEAR FOR FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.

I'VE BEEN IN CONVERSATIONS WITH PARKLAND AND THEY'RE IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING EVERYTHING TOGETHER TO BEGIN THAT.

AND BECAUSE OF THE COVID ISSUES AND THINGS THAT HAVE CHANGED, THERE'S AN ADDITIONAL ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS THAT THAT OVER AND ABOVE THE FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS, THE TOTAL PROJECT IS SIX THIRTY FIVE.

SO THEY POSSIBLY COULD USE THE ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS TO ADDRESS THE ADDITIONAL REPAIRS IF COUNCIL CHOOSES TO FUND THAT CATEGORY.

AND THE LAST ONE IS CITY FACILITY UPGRADES.

THIS IS ALSO A CITY SPONSORED PROJECT.

WE'RE LOOKING AT PUTTING SEVEN HUNDRED NINETEEN THOUSAND NINE SIXTY SEVEN IN THAT CATEGORY AND THE CITY FACILITY UPGRADES.

WE'RE LOOKING TO DO THE DOWNTOWN CENTRAL LIBRARY.

THERE IS THE ELECTRICAL PROJECT THAT IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT AND HAS BEEN AN ISSUE FOR SEVERAL, SEVERAL YEARS THAT I KNOW WE'RE LOOKING TO DO UPGRADE THAT SO WE CAN BETTER SOCIAL DISTANCE CLIENTS WITHIN THE LIBRARY AND PROVIDE ADDITIONAL AUDIO VISUAL EQUIPMENT AND PROVIDE BETTER ACCESS TO THE PRIVATE ROOMS TO SOCIAL DISTANCE.

AND ONE THING I WANTED TO ADD, THESE GRANT FUNDS HAVE TO BE SPENT.

ALL THE FUNDING HAS TO BE SPENT BY SEPTEMBER 30TH OF 2022.

SO WITH THAT, I'LL OPEN THIS UP FOR ANY QUESTIONS OR ANY DISCUSSIONS.

AGAIN, I'M JUST TRYING TO GET A CONSENSUS FROM COUNCIL.

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IF YOU WANT ME TO GO AHEAD AND MOVE FORWARD WITH PUTTING OUT A REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS CATEGORY WITH A CATEGORICAL APPROACH LIKE WE DID BACK IN MAY.

ALL RIGHT, IF YOU CAN UNSHARE YOUR SCREEN FOR ME, I THINK I SEE SOME QUESTIONS IN THE QUEUE. OK.

COUNCILOR NICKERSON. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

MONA. JUST A COUPLE OF QUICK QUESTIONS, ONE, AND GENERALLY I'M IN FAVOR OF OF MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS. BUT A QUESTION I HAD AND I GUESS IT'S ABOUT THE SPENDING TIMETABLE.

YOU MENTIONED THAT IN THIS ROUND WE HAVE TO HAVE THE FUNDS SPENT BY THE CITY BY SEPTEMBER OF 2021.

WHAT DOES THAT WHAT HOW DOES THAT READ REALLY IN THE CARES ACT IS WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? AND DID WE HAVE THAT SAME LIMITATION ON THE PREVIOUS FUNDING? AND DID WE OBTAIN THAT? WERE WE ABLE TO MEET THAT REQUIREMENT? I'VE HEARD IN SOME OTHER CIRCLES THAT IT WAS AROUND NOVEMBER OF THIS YEAR OR THE END OF NOVEMBER OF THIS YEAR, MAYBE INCORRECT ON THAT DATE.

COULD YOU HELP ME ON THAT? YES, SIR. AND IF I SAID 2021, I DO APOLOGIZE.

IT'S SEPTEMBER 30TH OF 2022 THAT WE HAVE TO SPEND THIS FUNDING.

BUT I BELIEVE IN WHAT YOU'RE REFERRING TO IN NOVEMBER THAT WE HAVE TO SPEND IS FOR TREASURY AT CARES ACT FUNDING.

SO IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THAT DOES HAVE TO BE SPENT BASICALLY BY THIS MONTH.

THIS FUNDING IS THROUGH HUD.

SO WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT LONGER TO SPEND THAT.

WE HAVE A COUPLE OF YEARS AND OUR OTHER PROGRAMS THAT WE RECEIVED IN WE STARTED THESE PROGRAMS IN JULY OF 20, JULY OF THIS YEAR, THEY'RE ALREADY UNDERWAY AND THEY'VE BEEN DRAWING FUNDING. SO I ANTICIPATE THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO SPEND ALL OF THIS MONEY BY THE DEADLINE OF 2022.

IF NOT, WE CAN ALWAYS COME BACK TO COUNCIL, BUT I FIRMLY BELIEVE WE'LL BE ABLE TO SPEND ALL THIS MONEY BY THAT DEADLINE.

SO, OK, SO I GUESS WHEN THEY SAY SPEND, HOW IS IT WHAT DO THEY REALLY MEAN BY THAT UNDER CONTRACT OR ACTUALLY HAVING WRITTEN A CHECK OR WHAT.

HOW IS THAT AND HOW WAS IT DONE IN THE PREVIOUS CYCLE AS WELL.

ACTUALLY HAVING WRITTEN THE CHECK IS WHAT THEY REFER TO AS SPENT.

NOW THIS IS HUD, KEEP IN MIND THIS IS HUD AND THESE REGULATIONS ARE AMENDED QUITE OFTEN.

RIGHT. WE JUST GOT THESE FINAL REGULATIONS IN AUGUST.

AND SO THIS COULD CHANGE.

BUT AS OF RIGHT NOW, IT SAYS THAT THE FUNDING HAS TO BE ACTUALLY SPENT AND OUT OF YOUR LINE OF CREDIT BY SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2022.

OK, OK, I APPRECIATE THAT CLARIFICATION ON IT, AS I MENTIONED, I THINK GENERALLY I THINK THE PROCESS YOU SET UP AND BE ABLE TO COME BACK FOR US HERE AND COUNCIL TO FINALLY APPROVE AS IS APPROPRIATE.

SO I'M GENERALLY IN FAVOR OF WHAT I'VE HEARD HERE.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER HEDRICK. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. I JUST HAD A QUESTION ABOUT THE LAST BULLET POINT.

YOU HAD A CITY FACILITY UPGRADES THERE.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER FACILITIES IN THE CITY THAT MIGHT BE AVAILABLE TO UPGRADE RECREATION CENTERS? IF WE'RE LOOKING AT HVAC IMPROVEMENTS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, TO HELP WITH THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE USING THOSE TYPE OF FACILITIES? ACTUALLY, WE DID GO THROUGH A FEW OF THOSE FACILITIES AND WE LOOKED AT SEVERAL FACILITIES AND THE LIBRARY SEEMED TO BE FAR ENOUGH ALONG AND ALSO DIDN'T COST A WHOLE LOT TO FIX THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM.

AND WE WERE FAIRLY CONFIDENT THAT WE COULD GET THAT DONE BY THE SEPTEMBER 2022 DEADLINE.

WE DID NOT LOOK AT RECREATION CENTERS, I CAN TELL YOU THAT MUCH.

BUT WE DID LOOK AT A COUPLE OF OTHER FACILITIES, THE CITY HEALTH CARE CLINIC.

WE ASKED IF THEY NEEDED SOME ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO REDO THE HEALTH CLINIC OVER THERE, AND THEY SAID THAT THAT WAS BEING TAKEN CARE OF WITH DIFFERENT THINGS.

WE LOOKED AT POSSIBLY THE BOXING GYM THAT WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO CHECK ALL THE BOXES AS FAR AS THE COVID-19 FUNDING.

WE DID NOT LOOK AT THE RECREATION CENTERS.

WE FOCUSED AFTER THAT BECAUSE OF TIME CONSTRAINTS ON THE CITY LIBRARY, BECAUSE IT WAS FAR ENOUGH ALONG. WE FELT WE COULD FINISH THE PROJECT BY SEPTEMBER OF 2022.

THAT THAT'S ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS IS WE THOUGHT WE COULD FINISH IT AND SPEND THE FUNDING. AND IT IS A NEED SIMPLY BECAUSE WE HAVE CLIENTS THAT ARE MOSTLY ADULTS THAT DON'T HAVE WIFI. WE'RE LOOKING SO THEY CAN COME TO THE LIBRARY SOCIAL DISTANCE, APPLY FOR JOBS, APPLY FOR THEIR ONLINE CLASS.

IF THERE IS SOME SORT OF CLASS OR COLLEGE CLASS THAT CAN COME THERE AND DO THAT AND FEEL SAFE. SO THAT THAT WAS THE RATIONALE FOR THE CITY LIBRARY ON THAT ONE.

SURE. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE LOOKING AT COMPREHENSIVELY ALL THE CITY FACILITIES IN CASE SENIOR CENTERS, RECREATION, EVERYTHING, JUST THE MONEY THAT'S AVAILABLE TO US.

I WANT ME TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF.

YEAH, WE DID. WE DID.

WE LOOKED AT THOSE THREE.

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AND THEN AGAIN, LIKE I SAID, BECAUSE OF TIME, WE WERE KIND OF RUNNING OUT OF TIME.

WE WENT WITH THE ONE THAT CHECKED ALL THE BOXES RIGHT OFF THE BAT AND THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO FINISH IN TIME.

GREAT. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

MS. W. YOU MENTIONED SEVERAL TIMES THE TIME FRAME AND WHATNOT AND CHECKING THE BOXES, CAN YOU GIVE US A LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT THESE TIME DEADLINES ARE FOR US TO COMPLETE THIS THIS PART OF THE PROCESS, IN ORDER TO RESERVE THE MONEY AND WHAT THOSE BOXES ARE THAT WE NEED TO CHECK FOR THIS FUNDING TO BE ELIGIBLE.

IT IS FOR COVID-19 FUNDING.

IT HAS TO ADDRESS, PREPARE FOR RESPOND TO REMEDIATE ANYTHING COVID.

SO WE LOOK AT ACTIVITIES THAT WILL CHECK ONE OF THOSE THREE BOXES.

THE DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 30TH OF TWENTY TWENTY TWO.

EVERYTHING HAS TO BE SPENT BY SEPTEMBER 30TH OF TWENTY TWENTY TWO.

MY QUESTION, THOUGH, IS YOU KEEP TALKING ABOUT TIMELINES THAT WE'VE BEEN IN SOME KIND OF RUSH TO PREPARE THIS.

AND THIS IS THE FIRST REALLY COUNCIL WE'VE SEEN OF IT.

WHAT TIMELINE ARE YOU TALKING? IS THERE SOME OTHER TIMELINE OTHER THAN SEPTEMBER OF TWENTY, TWENTY TWO? NO, SIR, WE'RE JUST TRYING TO GET THIS BEFORE COUNCIL SO WE CAN START THE PROGRAMS IN JANUARY OF TWENTY TWENTY ONE.

WE'RE TRYING TO START THE PROGRAM TO THE FIRST OF THE YEAR.

SO THAT'S THE TIMELINE I'M GOING BY IS SO WE CAN START THESE PROGRAMS JANUARY ONE.

OK, THANK YOU.

MAYOR PRO-TEM SMITH. THANKS, MAYOR.

QUESTION FOR YOU ABOUT THE PARKLAND FUNDING AND I'M ANNOYED BUT IT'S ABSOLUTELY NOTHING THAT CITY STAFF HAS DONE, SO I DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER.

I KNOW THAT THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE OPEN IN JULY OF TWENTY NINETEEN AND THEY WERE GOING TO OPEN IN OCTOBER, THEN IT WAS GOING TO BE DECEMBER.

AND WE WERE HERE A YEAR AND A HALF LATER AND PRESUMABLY THEY HAVE ASKED US TO ASSIST THEM WITH THIS CARES MONEY.

WHAT IS IT THAT IS CREATING THE DELAY AND HOW DOES THIS DOES GRANT FUNDING ALLEVIATE THAT ISSUE? AND I GUESS WHAT IT BOILS DOWN TO IS IF WE WRITE THIS CHECK.

DO WE GET THE FACILITY THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE OPEN IN TWENTY NINETEEN? OK, THIS IS FOR THE HEALTH CLINIC ON HARBOR.

SO AS I UNDERSTAND IT RIGHT NOW, THEY HAVE OUR OUR AGREEMENT OVER AND THEY'RE REVIEWING OUR AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES RIGHT NOW THAT THEIR ATTORNEYS ARE AND THE FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS WOULD COVER THE CONSTRUCTION AND THEN THE ADDITIONAL ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS WOULD PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SOCIAL DISTANCING CONSTRUCTION ITEMS. I HAVE NOT GOTTEN THAT FINAL BUDGET FROM THEM YET BECAUSE THEY'RE STILL REVIEWING OUR GRANT AGREEMENT AS TO WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO TO ACCEPT THIS FUNDING.

OK, SO WE'RE KIND OF BLOCKING OUT FUNDS RIGHT NOW AND THIS IS SORT OF THE IDEA PHASE AND THEN WE'LL GET THE DRILL DOWN FROM THEM LATER AS TO WHAT THEY'LL BE USING THE FUNDING FOR. RIGHT. OK, WELL, I WOULD ASK THAT WE CERTAINLY AS A CITY CONTINUE TO APPLY PRESSURE TO THEM TO FINISH WHAT WAS PROMISED AND WHAT WAS STARTED.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THE DETAILED PLAN ON THIS.

SO THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS TO US.

THANK YOU. ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR SHE SAID SHE'S LOOKING FOR GENERAL CONSENSUS OF THE PLAN THAT SHE'S PUT BEFORE US, AND THEN WE DO HAVE EXCUSE ME, WE DO HAVE A PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED TOMORROW NIGHT.

DO WE HAVE CONSENSUS ON THE PLAN AS IT'S BEEN PRESENTED TO US? I THINK I SEE EVERYONE, BUT ENOUGH YESES TO MOVE FORWARD.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

AND THAT WILL BRING US TO ITEM FOUR D ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE UPDATE MAYOR PRO

[4.d. Administrative Services Committee Update]

TEM SMITH. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

AS YOU'LL RECALL, WE BROUGHT THIS TO COUNCIL LAST WORK SESSION.

THERE WERE FOUR ITEMS AT THE TIME.

WE WANTED TO GIVE EVERYBODY A COUPLE OF WEEKS TO DIGEST EVERYTHING AND BRING BACK ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

AND SO I'D LIKE TO START AT THE TOP.

AND IF EVERYBODY IS COMFORTABLE ON EACH OF THESE ITEMS, MY THOUGHT IS THAT WE WOULD SEND EVERYTHING TO LEGAL WITH OUR CONSENSUS FOR THEM TO GO AHEAD AND DRAFTED INTO THE APPROPRIATE TYPE OF LANGUAGE THAT WOULD SHOW UP IN OUR COUNCIL POLICIES.

AND THEN WE COULD BRING IT BACK FOR A FORMAL VOTE AT A LATER DATE WHERE WE ACTUALLY VOTE

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ON THE ACTUAL LANGUAGE THAT WE'LL SEE.

THE FIRST ITEM WAS POLICY, SHARED HOSTING OF EVENTS, I KNOW THERE WAS A LOT OF DISCUSSION ABOUT IT, BUT I HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS.

STAFF I DON'T BELIEVE GOT ANY FEEDBACK AS WELL.

IF EVERYBODY'S COMFORTABLE WITH THAT, I'D LIKE TO GET CONSENSUS FOR US TO MOVE FORWARD ON THAT ITEM. I WILL TAKE THE LACK OF GETTING IN THE QUEUE AS CONSENSUS ON THAT ONE.

OK, CHECK THAT ONE OFF.

ALL RIGHT, THE NEXT ITEM WAS CREATION OF ADDITIONAL ORIENTATION MATERIAL FOR NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS. COUNCIL MEMBER HEDRICK BROUGHT BACK A LARGE NUMBER OF EDITS THAT I THINK HAVE REALLY IMPROVED THE DOCUMENT.

WE HAD A LITTLE BIT OF FEEDBACK FROM STAFF AS WELL.

THAT ITEM WAS PLACED BACK IN BOX ON THE 30TH WITH HIS UPGRADES.

AND SO I'M LOOKING FOR CONSENSUS ON THAT ITEM AS IS.

THERE'S NO REASON TO SEND THAT TO LEGAL THAT WOULD JUST START SHOWING UP IN COUNCIL ORIENTATION PACKETS.

I THINK WE'RE GOOD. I THINK WE'RE GOOD TO GO ON THAT ONE AS WELL, SIR.

AND THANK YOU AGAIN TO MR. HEDRICK FOR ALL THE HELP ON THAT.

WE REPORTED BACK TO RESEARCH AND ADOPTION OF THE RULES OF ORDER FOR COUNCIL.

WE HAD NO SUGGESTIONS AT THAT TIME.

AND AT THE TIME AGAIN THEY SAID THAT THE COMMITTEE WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY AT SOME FUTURE DATE TO REVISIT THAT IF WE HAD NEW IDEAS COME IN.

AND I'VE RECEIVED NO ADDITIONAL INPUT ON THAT IN THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS.

SO WE WANT TO STICK WITH NO ACTION TAKEN.

I BELIEVE THAT IS CORRECT. THE LAST PIECE, AND THIS WAS THE BIG ONE, WAS THE NONPROFIT AND SPORTS WE DID HAVE A COUPLE OF ITEMS THAT WERE BROUGHT TO US DURING THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS AND RIGHT ON CUE.

EVERY TIME, EVERY TIME.

THE FIRST ONE WAS THE FRIENDSHIP OR THE HARMONY HOUSE IN DISTRICT TWO, AND I'M NOT SURE HOW YOU WANT ME TO DO THIS PROCEDURALLY, BUT I WANTED TO GIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS A CHANCE TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY HAD BROUGHT TO ME.

AND JUST SO WE COULD WE COULD SORT OF INFORMALLY JUST TALK IT THROUGH REALLY QUICK AND GET THE COUNCIL THE THUMBS UP, THUMBS DOWN ON IT.

IF THAT WOULD WORK.

WORKS FOR ME. COOL, COUNCIL MEMBER MORRIS, IF YOU WANT TO.

OK, THANK YOU.

SO I HAD RAISED CONCERN IN LOOKING AT A TENTATIVE RECOMMENDATION TO LOOK AT SELLING HARMONY HOUSE AND TAKING THAT FUNDING AND SOMEHOW INVESTING IT BACK INTO A CERTAIN CENSUS TRACK. THE NEIGHBORHOOD OVER THERE WHO HAS INVESTED YEARS IN ELBOW GREASE AND PAINT AND FURNITURE AND A LOT OF TIME IN THAT FACILITY WAS NOT IN FAVOR AT THIS TIME OF THAT ACTION. AND I SPENT SOME TIME WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT, WHO HAS AGAIN INVESTED A LOT OF PERSONAL TIME AND A LOT OF NEIGHBORHOOD TIME IN IT.

AND THEY SAID THEY'RE STILL USING IT.

THEY WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO USE IT, THAT IF IN THE FUTURE IT BECOMES SOMETHING THEY'RE NO LONGER INTERESTED IN USING, THAT THEY WILL BE GLAD TO COME BACK TO COUNCIL AND SAY WE'RE DONE.

BUT SINCE HARMONY HOUSE WAS ENVISIONED AS A PLACE TO BRING DIFFERENT RACES AND ETHNICITIES TOGETHER AND WORK COOPERATIVELY TOGETHER, THEY JUST FELT LIKE THIS WAS EXACTLY THE WRONG TIME TO BE LOOKING AT CLOSING IT.

AND I ABSOLUTELY AGREE.

SO I BELIEVE THAT THE AMENDED RECOMMENDATION IS BASICALLY TO MAINTAIN IT AS IT IS NOW UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

WHICH IS MY PREFERENCE IN MY RECOMMENDATION.

SO, MAYOR, TO SPEAK TO THAT, YOU KNOW, THIS RECOMMENDATION WAS WRITTEN ALMOST A YEAR AGO AND THERE WAS SOME BACK AND FORTH FROM THE ORGANIZATION ON WHETHER THEY WANTED TO KEEP IT OPEN OR CLOSED. AND I'LL LET THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.

BUT WE DIDN'T FEEL STRONGLY ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.

WE WERE HAPPY TO JUST YOU KNOW, IF THEY WANTED TO CONTINUE IN THEIR MISSION, THAT WAS FINE. BUT IF THEY DIDN'T, THIS WAS A PATH FORWARD FOR IT.

AND SO I WOULD ABSOLUTELY SUPPORT AMENDING THE POLICY RECOMMENDATION IN LINE WITH WHAT COUNCILMAN MORRIS JUST GAVE US.

I DON'T HAVE ANYBODY ELSE IN THE QUEUE, RIGHT AT THE MOMENT, SIR.

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OK, UH, THE NEXT THING THAT I HEARD FROM THE NEXT PERSON I HEARD FROM WAS COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN ON GROUP TAX AND 501C DESIGNATIONS.

DID YOU WANT TO JUMP IN ON THAT ONE, SIR? OR ARE WE GOOD? I THINK I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT DESIGNATION ALLOWED FOR ALL 501C QUALIFIED GROUPS AND WASN'T LIMITED TO 501C3.

I THINK YOUR INDICATION WAS THAT--I RECALL READING SOMEWHERE WHERE THERE WAS SOME LIMITATION, BUT I MAY HAVE BEEN MISTAKEN IN THAT REGARD.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE ITS FINAL DOCUMENT ALLOWS ALL 501 SPEAKERS.

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION WAS IN LINE WITH THAT AND I WILL DOUBLE CHECK THE DOCUMENT AFTER THE MEETING AND MAKE SURE THAT I DIDN'T JUST TYPE 501C3 OUT OF HABIT, BUT ABSOLUTELY.

ABSOLUTELY. AND, MR. MAYOR, THAT'S ALL I'VE HEARD OVER THE INTERVENING WEEKS, SO I'LL PASS IT BACK TO YOU FOR DISCUSSION. ALL RIGHT, COUNCIL, YOU'VE HEARD THE DISCUSSION HERE THIS EVENING PREVIOUS TO ALL OF THIS.

IS THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION OF THIS ITEM OR ARE WE PREPARED TO ACCEPT IT AS THE SUGGESTED AMENDMENTS AND CLARIFICATIONS AND MOVE FORWARD WITH IT? YES. SIR, IT APPEARS WE'RE MOVING FORWARD.

THANK YOU, SIR. AND THAT'S IT FOR VERY GOOD. THANK YOU.

AND THAT WILL MOVE US FORWARD TO OUR PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE.

[4.e. Public Safety Committee Report]

I REPORT AND COUNCIL, I FAILED TO MENTION EARLIER THAT DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM VERA IS NOT ABLE TO JOIN US FOR OUR MEETINGS THIS WEEK.

BUT WE DO HAVE WE DO HAVE A SUBSTITUTE.

CHIEF BRIAN IS GOING TO GIVE US SUPPORT FROM THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR, AND GOOD EVENING, COUNCIL.

SO WE HAVE TWO TOPICS I'M GOING TO GIVE AN UPDATE ON.

ONE TOPIC IS TO CONSIDER AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING LAWN SERVICE VEHICLES TO HAVE PLACARDS WHILE OPERATING IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS.

ONE OF OUR PRIMARY TOPICS ON THIS SUBJECT WAS TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF PEOPLE BLOWING LEAVES, PEOPLE BLOWING GRASS INTO THE STREETS, INTO THE GUTTER.

SO WHAT THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE IS RECOMMENDING IS INSTEAD OF AN ORDINANCE IS TO CREATE A EDUCATIONAL FLIER TO GIVE TO THE RESIDENTS AND MOWING CREWS KIND OF AS AN EDUCATIONAL PAMPHLET AND SEE IF WE CAN ADDRESS THE PROBLEM THROUGH EDUCATION AT THIS POINT AND CARMA, IF YOU WILL PULL UP THE FLIER FOR ME.

NO CODE ENFORCEMENTS ON THE CALL AS WELL, BUT THIS IS A DOOR HANGER OR FLIER, AND IT'S IN ENGLISH, SPANISH AND VIETNAMESE.

SO, UH, THIS IS THE EASY TOPIC.

SO I'LL SEE IF THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS ON THIS TOPIC AND THEN WE'LL MOVE TO THE NEXT.

ALL RIGHT, CARMA, IF YOU CAN UN-SHARE THAT FOR ME, PLEASE.

COUNCILOR MORRIS.

THANK YOU, MAYOR, ONE OF MY CONSTITUENTS IN THE COMMENT THAT THE LEAF BLOWING LEAVES AND DEBRIS INTO THE STREETS AND INTO THE WATER DRAINS IS MOSTLY HAPPENING, IN HIS OPINION, ALONG COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES, BANKS, CHURCHES, GAS STATIONS.

AND HE BASICALLY SAID IF THE CITY CRACKS DOWN ON THOSE, HE'LL KNOW THAT WE'RE SERIOUS ABOUT THIS. SO THE FLIERS, YOU KNOW, IT SOUNDS LIKE DOOR HANGERS ARE MOSTLY FOR RESIDENCES, AND I KNOW WE'RE WANTING TO EDUCATE ALL OF THE LAWN SERVICES, BUT IS THERE A PROCESS IN MIND TO GET TO THE LAWN SERVICES TO OTHER THAN THEM BEING REPORTED? WELL, AND I'LL TURN IT OVER TO RICK HERE IN A MINUTE, BUT I'LL SAY THE FIRE WAS JUST ONE PART OF THAT TO MAKE SURE WE GET EVERYONE EDUCATED.

CERTAINLY ENFORCEMENT CITATIONS IS ALSO A PART OF THAT.

AND RICK, IF YOU'RE ON HERE, I'LL LET YOU CHIME IN.

YES, THANK YOU, CHIEF.

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WE CAN USE THIS DOOR HANGER PRIMARILY AS A NOTICE WHETHER IT COULD BE A COMMERCIAL PROPERTY AND MULTIFAMILY PROPERTY WITH THE LANDSCAPE OR RESIDENTIAL.

SO IT IS MULTIFACETED.

SO WE'LL BE ABLE TO USE THAT HOWEVER WE SEE FIT.

OK, SO I GUESS IS THERE A POSSIBILITY OF DOING, SEE, THERE ARE A MILLION DIFFERENT LAWN SERVICES THERE, SMALL ONES, THERE'S LARGE ONES THERE'S OTHER THAN SEEING THEM IN ACTION, ARE WE TALKING ABOUT PUTTING THESE NOTICES ON THE BUSINESS PLACE ITSELF RATHER THAN GIVING A NOTICE TO THE ACTUAL COMMERCIAL LAWN SERVICE.

WELL, I'M SORRY, IT'LL BE CASE BY CASE.

IF WE CAN ACTUALLY GET TO THE LOCATION AND SEE THE LANDSCAPING CREW ACTUALLY DOING THIS, WE CAN TRY TO MAKE CONTACT WITH THEM.

IF IT IS AFTER THE FACT.

WE CAN CERTAINLY TALK TO THE PROPERTY OWNER AND ALERT THEM TO HOPEFULLY ALERT THEIR CONTRACTOR OF THE VIOLATION.

SO IT'LL BE CASE BY CASE.

THE CHALLENGE IS SOMETIMES WE CAN'T GET OUT THERE QUICKLY ENOUGH TO ACTUALLY SEE THE LANDSCAPER DOING THIS.

SO A LOT OF TIMES THE SUCCESS WE'VE HAD IN THE PAST IS KNOCKING ON THE DOOR AND TALKING TO A PROPERTY OWNER AND EXPLAINING THE VIOLATION TO THEM, EVEN IF IT'S THEMSELVES DOING IT OR THEIR LANDSCAPER.

BUT WE CAN CERTAINLY ATTEMPT TO DO BOTH.

SO IF I HAVE A COMMERCIAL BUSINESS AND I HIRE A CONTRACTOR TO DO MY LANDSCAPING AND MY MOWING AND EVERYTHING, AND THEY BLOW EVERYTHING OUT IN THE STREET IN FRONT OF MY PROPERTY AND LEAVE BECAUSE CONTRACTORS WHO ARE ANY GOOD ARE THERE AND GONE.

SO IF YOU GAVE ME A WARNING, IS THIS SOMETHING THAT I, AS A PROPERTY OWNER COULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR WITH CITATIONS AGAINST.

THE WAY OUR ORDINANCES WORDED IT DOES SAY TO I BELIEVE TO SUFFER CAUSE OR ALLOW.

I KNOW LEGAL IS PROBABLY ON HERE THAT CAN HELP ME WITH THAT, BUT WE CAN CERTAINLY HOLD THE PROPERTY OWNER LIABLE FOR THAT.

OK, WELL, THAT GIVES ME SOMEWHAT MORE CONFIDENCE THAT IF WE IF WE'RE SEEING THIS HAPPENING REGULARLY, I GOT TO TELL YOU, ALL OVER AND AROUND DOWNTOWN, EVERYWHERE I GO, AT LEAST IN MY DISTRICT. THIS IS THE NORMAL THING THAT THEY DO.

NOBODY DOES ANYTHING EXCEPT BLOW IT INTO THE STREET AND SOMEONE STAND THERE AND BLOW IT INTO THE STORM DRAIN.

SO IF THERE IS A VERY REGULAR NOTICE OF WHERE THE PROPERTY OWNERS GET NOTIFIED AND KNOW THAT THEY WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT THEIR CONTRACTOR DOES, I HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE CONFIDENCE THAT SOMETHING WILL CHANGE THAN IF WE TRY TO TRACK DOWN FAST-MOVING CONTRACTORS.

ABSOLUTELY, AND WE CAN ALSO PUT INFORMATION ON OUR WEB SITE AS WELL AND ALSO THROUGH THE THROUGH THE MEDIA OUTLETS TO TRY TO EDUCATE ALSO.

YES. AND THAT WOULD BE A GREAT THING TO PUT THIS OUT THERE, BECAUSE PEOPLE DON'T KNOW AND YOU DON'T WANT TO START ANY KIND OF PUNITIVE MEASURES UNTIL YOU EDUCATE.

SO I THINK A WIDESPREAD EDUCATION WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA IN ADDITION TO THE WARNING NOTICES AND EVERYTHING ELSE. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, SIR. ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON THIS? OTHERWISE, WE WILL MOVE FORWARD WITH THE FLIER AND THE EDUCATION NEXT ITEM WAS CONSIDERED AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE SPECIFIC RULES FOR USE OF DOWNTOWN SQUARE.

YES, SIR. AND SO IF YOU RECALL, WE HAD THIS DISCUSSION, IN FACT, I THINK IT WAS ABOUT A YEAR AGO WE HAD THIS DISCUSSION AND WHAT WE SUGGESTED AT THE TIME IS LET THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TRY TO INCREASE PATROLS, INCREASE VISIBILITY TO SEE IF WE CAN MAKE AN IMPACT.

AND I CAN TELL YOU, I'VE SEEN IT MYSELF.

THE PROBLEM IS NOT GETTING BETTER.

IT IS GETTING WORSE.

WE HAVE AT LEAST ONE INDIVIDUAL AND THIS PERSON HAS A HOUSE.

THEY HAVE A FAMILY. THEY JUST PREFER TO CAMP DOWNTOWN.

WE'VE HAD ISSUES WITH PEOPLE GRILLING AND COOKING ON THE SQUARE.

AND SO WE HAD A LONG DISCUSSION WITH THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE.

IN FACT, WE DISCUSSED OVER SEVERAL MEETINGS AND WE HAVE ASKED THE CITY ATTORNEYS TO HELP US DRAFT A POTENTIAL ORDINANCE.

SO WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO HERE TONIGHT AND I'VE GOT MIKE ON THE LINE TO KIND OF PRESENT

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THAT THAT POTENTIAL ORDINANCE TO YOU.

SO, MIKE, I'LL TURN IT OVER TO YOU.

AND CARMEN, CAN YOU PUT THE DRAFT ORDINANCE UP ON THE SCREEN? AND IF YOU SCROLL DOWN JUST A LITTLE BIT FOR ME HERE, AND YOU CAN STOP RIGHT THERE FOR A SECOND BEFORE WE GO ANY FURTHER.

SO THE OUR OFFICE WAS ASKED BY THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE TO LOOK INTO DRAFTING AN ORDINANCE THAT WOULD ADDRESS SOME OF THE PROBLEMS THAT THE COMMITTEE HAD IDENTIFIED AND THAT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAD IDENTIFIED ON THE DOWNTOWN SQUARE AND IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA. AND SO THE FIRST OUR OFFICE PARTICIPATED IN DRAFTING THIS.

AND THE FIRST THING WE HAD TO DO IS FIGURE OUT WHERE TO PUT IT.

AND I JUST WANTED TO POINT OUT THAT WE'RE PUTTING IT IS IN PLACE OF THE PROTRACTED SLEEPING OR LOUNGING ORDINANCE.

WE DON'T NEED TO SEPARATE DISORDERLY CONDUCT ORDINANCE FOR THE PARK.

WE HAVE A STATE LAW, DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND PROTRACTED SLEEPING AND LOUNGING IS NOT PROBABLY CONSTITUTIONAL.

WE HAVE RECOMMENDED FOR MORE THAN A DECADE THAT YOU CAN'T BE CRIMINALLY CHARGED SOMEBODY BECAUSE THEY WANT TO GO OUT IN THE PARK AND LOUNGE OR SLEEP.

THAT'S WHAT PEOPLE DO IN PARKS.

THEY GO OUT AND LOUNGE AROUND AND YOU'LL GO OUT ON A NICE DAY IN THE SPRINGTIME AND PEOPLE ARE LAYING ALL OVER THE GRASS AND WITH LONG AGO RECOGNIZED THAT IT WAS NOT CONSTITUTIONAL. AND SO THIS IS JUST A LITTLE BIT OF A TWOFER AND THAT IT LETS US TAKE SOMETHING OFF THE BOOKS THAT WE'VE NOT ENFORCED IN DECADES.

AND IN IT'S PLACE PUT THE FOLLOWING, IF YOU COULD SCROLL DOWN SO WE CAN SEE THE DEFINITIONS. AND YOU CAN STOP RIGHT THERE, SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT OUR OFFICE RECOGNIZED WAS THAT THE DIFFICULTY IN THE AN ORDINANCE THAT PROHIBITS CAMPING IS ALWAYS CONSTITUTIONALLY SUSPECT AND IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO DEFINE.

SO WHAT WE DID HERE IS WE ADOPTED A DEFINITION OF CAMPING THAT THAT CITIES HAVE USED AROUND THE COUNTRY THAT THE COURTS HAVE FOUND ACCEPTABLE, THAT FAIRLY WELL DELINEATES WHAT IT MEANS TO BE CAMPING.

AND IT'S BASICALLY IF YOU'RE USING ANYTHING AS A LIVING ACCOMMODATION, A CARDBOARD BOX, A LEAN TO, A HUT FOR TEMPORARY SHELTER OR YOU PLACE ANYTHING ON THE GROUND, A MAT, BEDDING, SLEEPING, A BOX, ANYTHING THAT YOU PUT ON THE GROUND TO SLEEP ON FOR THE PURPOSES OF SLEEPING. IT CONSTITUTES CAMPING.

AND SO WE USE THAT DEFINITION.

IT MAY SEEM YOU MAY WONDER WHY WE LIMIT IT TO THAT, BECAUSE WE LIMIT IT IN A WAY THAT THE COURTS WOULD ALLOW AND HAVE FOUND THIS DEFINITION TO BE ACCEPTABLE.

THE CAMPING YOU'LL SEE AS WE GET FURTHER DOWN ONLY APPLIES IN THE DOWNTOWN SQUARE AND DOWNTOWN, I'M SORRY, IN THE DOWNTOWN OVERLAY DISTRICT.

THE OTHER THINGS APPLY IN THE DOWNTOWN SQUARE.

THE DOWNTOWN SQUARE IS THE ACTUAL SQUARE INSIDE OF THE SIDEWALKS.

AND SO IT'S SOUTH OF THE SOUTHERN SIDEWALK ON STATE AND SOUTH EAST OF THE EASTERN SIDEWALK ON THE 6TH AND SO ON ALL THE WAY AROUND.

AND SO BASICALLY, WE DEFINE THE SQUARE AS THE AREA INSIDE THE SIDEWALK.

SO YOU CAN STILL WALK TO THE SQUARE AND THE SQUARE WOULDN'T BE CLOSED ANY TIME.

THE SIDEWALK PORTION, YOU JUST CAN'T GO INSIDE THE SQUARE BETWEEN TWO AND FIVE UNDER THE ORDINANCE WITH RESPECT TO CAMPING.

AND WE'LL SEE THIS DOWN BELOW THE SECTION OF THE DOWNTOWN OVERLAY DISTRICT TO REFLECT THE DOWNTOWN FRAMEWORK PLAN, WHICH IS THE DOWNTOWN OVERLAY DISTRICT OUT OF THE GROUND DEVELOPMENT CODE. IF YOU COULD SCROLL DOWN A LITTLE FURTHER TO THE FIRST SECTION.

THAT'S GOOD RIGHT THERE. SO, AS THE CHIEF MENTIONED, THE FIRST THING THAT THAT ORDINANCE DOES IS TO CLOSE THE SQUARE BETWEEN TWO AND FIVE A.M.

EVERY DAY. AND YOU'LL NOTE THAT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE CHIEF HAD ASKED THE COMMITTEE FOR WAS THAT THAT NOT BE A CRIMINAL OFFENSE IF YOU'RE IN THE SQUARE, BUT IT'S A CRIMINAL OFFENSE IF YOU DON'T LEAVE THE SQUARE BECAUSE SOMEBODY MIGHT BE OUT THERE AND NOT BE AWARE THAT YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE THERE.

AND AND WE'RE NOT TRYING TO CREATE CRIMINAL OFFENSES HERE.

WE'RE TRYING TO ASK PEOPLE TO PLEASE.

THE SQUARE IS CLOSED. YOU HAVE TO LEAVE.

AND IF THEY SAY NO, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO LEAVE, THEN IT WOULD BE AN OFFENSE.

AND SO THAT'S SUBSECTION B, SUBSECTION C, ONE OF THE PROBLEMS THAT WE'VE NOTICED, DOWNTOWN BOTH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT NOTICED IT THE MARSHALS WHO WORK DOWNTOWN HAVE NOTICED THAT THERE IS UNATTENDED PROPERTY IN THE DOWNTOWN SQUARE PEOPLE.

THERE'S ONE CORNER WHERE SOMEONE SETS A WHOLE BUNCH OF POSSESSIONS, MAYBE ALL THEIR EARTHLY POSSESSIONS, AND THEN LEAVES THEM THERE FOR DAYS AT A TIME AND ROAMS ABOUT THE CITY. AND IT CREATES A BIT OF A PUBLIC SAFETY HAZARD BECAUSE ANY TIME THERE'S UNATTENDED PACKAGES OR UNATTENDED STUFF LAYING AROUND, YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT'S IN THEM.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE PUBLIC SECURITY PEOPLE TELL US IS DON'T ALLOW UNATTENDED PACKAGES AND SUSPICIOUS PLACES.

AND SO ALL THIS SAYS IS IT'S UNLAWFUL TO LEAVE PROPERTY UNATTENDED IN THE DOWNTOWN SQUARE

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IF IT'S UNATTENDED AND THE CITY CAN IMPOUND IT, MAINTAINING THAT THE POLICE PROPERTY ROOM FOR A PERIOD OF 10 DAYS, THE PERSON CAN GO BACK AND RECLAIM IT IF THEY DON'T RECLAIM IT AND IT'LL BE DISPOSED OF.

WE USE THE TEN DAY PERIOD TO GIVE THEM ENOUGH TIME TO PICK IT UP.

MOST OF THE STUFF WE SUSPECT THAT THERE'S A LOT OF TRASH THAT PEOPLE LEAVE IN BIG PILES AND THEN THEY NEVER COME BACK FOR IT.

CERTAINLY IF THE COUNCIL'S PLEASURE IS TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT, WE COULD DO THAT.

THE NEXT SECTION, SUBSECTION D IS TO MAKE IT UNLAWFUL TO COOK.

AS THE CHIEF POINTED OUT, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN COOKING DOWN THERE, GRILLING AND OTHER THINGS.

SO IT'S BASICALLY UNLAWFUL TO COOK, EXCEPT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF A SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT AND RELATED HEALTH PERMITS ISSUED BY THE CITY.

AND SO IF SOMEBODY IS INTENDING TO COOK DOWN THERE, OUR OFFICE BELIEVES THAT THE APPROPRIATE WAY TO HANDLE THIS IS FOR A SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT TO BE ISSUED.

AND THERE'S TIMES WHEN WE HAVE SPECIAL EVENTS WHERE THINGS DO GET COOKED ON THE SQUARE AND THEY'RE DONE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PERMIT AND WITH THE HEALTH PERMITS THAT ARE REQUIRED IF THEY'RE SELLING FOOD DOWN THERE.

NEXT IS OPERATING A GRILL.

SAME THING. IF THEY'RE GOING TO OPERATE A GRILL, IT SHOULD ONLY BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SPECIAL EVENTS. YOU SCROLL DOWN A LITTLE FURTHER I FINALLY STOPPED THERE.

APPARENTLY, THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE MAINTAINING A LITTLE FIRE, THE KIND OF FIRE PIT DOWNTOWN TO STAND AROUND AND KEEP WARM.

GENERALLY SPEAKING, THAT CREATES A SAFETY HAZARD FOR THE PEOPLE DOWNTOWN IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA. AND SO IT'S UNLAWFUL TO LIGHT OR MAINTAIN A FIRE, INCLUDING A GRILL, OPEN FIRE PIT OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF FIRE WITHIN THE DOWNTOWN SQUARE, UNLESS YOU HAVE A PERMIT, A SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT ISSUED BY THE CITY, THAT THERE MAY BE TIMES WHEN A SPECIAL EVENT WOULD BE ISSUED TO ALLOW A GRILL OR OTHER TYPE OF FIRE PIT THAT WOULD BE USED FOR COOKING AND WE WOULD HAVE OUR PERMIT IF WE ISSUED SUCH A PERMIT.

PRECAUTIONS TO MAKE IT SAFE TO DO THAT.

LASTLY, CAMPING IS PROHIBITED IN THE DOWNTOWN OVERLAY DISTRICT.

SO IT'S NOT THROUGHOUT THE CITY, IT'S NOT EVERYWHERE IN DOWNTOWN, IN THE DOWNTOWN OVERLAY DISTRICT. OUR OFFICE, WHEN WE LOOK AT THIS, YOU CAN'T AND I'VE MENTIONED THIS PREVIOUSLY AND MENTIONED IT BEFORE THE COMMITTEE, YOU CAN'T PASS AN ORDINANCE THAT SAYS YOU CAN'T CAMP OR SLEEP ON PUBLIC PROPERTY ANY PLACE IN THE CITY OF GARLAND.

THERE'S SOME CASE LAW THAT SUGGESTS NOT IN OUR CIRCUIT, BUT OTHER CIRCUITS THAT THE SUPREME COURT AVAILABLE FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE, YOU CAN'T MAKE IT CRIMINAL.

IT'S AN EIGHTH AMENDMENT VIOLATION TO MAKE IT A CRIME FOR THEM TO CAMP OR SLEEP ANYWHERE IN THE CITY. WE'RE NOT DOING THAT.

AND WE WOULDN'T RECOMMEND THAT.

OUR OFFICE RECOMMENDS THAT WE LIMIT IT TO THE DOWNTOWN OVERLAY DISTRICT.

IT'S A LIMITED AREA, PART OF THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS IN HISTORIC DISTRICT THAT THE COURTS HAVE IN OTHER CASES HAVE LOOKED AT AND SAID IT'S PROBABLY ACCEPTABLE IF YOU LIMIT IT TO A SMALL AREA. AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING.

WE'RE LIMITING IT IN THIS ORDINANCE TO THE DOWNTOWN OVERLAY DISTRICT.

AND SO THAT'S THE ORDINANCE IN A NUTSHELL.

IT'S JUST THE ORDINANCE LIKE ALL THE REST OF OUR AS A REGULAR CLASS C MISDEMEANOR.

AND THAT'S WHERE WE PUT IT.

I'M HAPPY TO ASK AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ORDINANCE IF YOU HAVE THEM.

THANK YOU, SIR.

CARMA, IF YOU CAN UNSHARE YOUR SCREEN FOR A BIT THERE.

COUNCIL, YOU'VE HEARD THE EXPLANATION OF THE ORDINANCE AND THE PARAMETERS.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. BATES OR FOR CHIEF BRIAN? I HAVE NO ONE IN THE QUEUE.

OH, SORRY, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. JUST TO CLARIFY THIS WOULD THE WORDING SAYS THAT I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SIT AT ONE OF THE TABLES IN THE SQUARE AND HAVE A CANDLE LIT DINNER WITH MY SPOUSE OR CHOIR COMING IN DOING CHRISTMAS CAROLS, COULDN'T HAVE THE LITTLE TEA CANDLES LIT BECAUSE THOSE WOULD BE MAINTAINING OPEN FLAMES IN THE SQUARE.

IS THAT CORRECT? THAT WOULD BE CORRECT UNDER THE WAY THAT THIS IS WRITTEN.

I THINK IT'D BE VERY DIFFICULT TO FIGURE OUT HOW.

I MEAN, I SUPPOSE WE COULD DO AN EXCEPTION FOR CANDLES OR TEA CANDLES.

CERTAINLY, IF AN ORGANIZED CHOIR CAME IN AND HAD A AT A PERMIT AND WE HAD FIRE SAFETY ACCOMMODATIONS PURSUANT TO THE PERMIT, WE COULD DO THAT.

BUT IT WOULD BE VERY DIFFICULT, I THINK, TO WRITE AN ORDINANCE THAT ALLOWS SOME FLAMES AND OUT OTHER WITHOUT BEING A LITTLE BIT TRICKY.

AND I'M HAPPY TO ATTEMPT THAT IN OUR OFFICE.

AND WE WOULD LOOK AT THAT IF IT'S SOMETHING YOU'RE INTERESTED IN.

AS MUCH AS I ENJOY GIVING YOU CHALLENGES THAT I PROBABLY WOULDN'T.

MAYOR, I'M NOT I'M NOT A BIG FAN OF THE FIRE BANNING APPROACH.

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I UNDERSTAND WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH, BUT I CAN THINK OF SO MANY DIFFERENT.

SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS WE TRY AND BE CREATIVE WITH OUR PROGRAMING THAT I WOULD BE HESITANT TO CLAMP DOWN ON THAT PARTICULAR PIECE, THE REST OF IT UNDERSTAND WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH AND I GENERALLY SUPPORT IT.

IT'S JUST AS ONE PIECE THAT I DON'T WANT TO SEE US ELIMINATE A LOT OF THE CREATIVE USES OF THAT SPACE. SO THAT'S ALL I'VE GOT.

THANK YOU, SIR. COUNCILOR AUBIN.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. I WAS WONDERING WHAT THE WHAT THE PURPOSE OF THE 2:00 A.M.

TO 5:00 A.M. RESTRICTION IS, IF WE'VE ALREADY GOT IT THERE THAT PEOPLE CAN'T SLEEP IN THE SQUARE, IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO PLAY PING PONG ON THE TABLES OR FOOSBALL OR SOMETHING, THAT AT 3:00 IN THE MORNING, IS THAT THE.

OR WHAT A POKéMON IS THAT A PARTICULAR PROBLEM? THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE HAD A LONG DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS.

WHAT ARE THE BEST HOURS? AND THEY DID DECIDE ON THE TWO A.M.

TO 5:00 A.M.

BECAUSE THAT'S WHEN MOST OF THE BUSINESSES ARE CLOSED OR CLOSING.

AND SO THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE DECIDED ON THE 2:00 A.M.

TO 5:00 A.M. AND YES, THAT WOULD IT WOULD LIMIT ANY USE.

ANYONE IN THE DOWNTOWN SQUARE AT THAT TIME.

I GUESS I DON'T SEE THE POINT OF IF WE'RE IF WE'RE ELIMINATING THE USE THAT THE PEOPLE SEEM TO BE TROUBLED ABOUT, WHICH IS FOLKS CAMPING OR OVERNIGHT SLEEPING IN THE SQUARE, THEN I DON'T REALLY SEE THE POINT OF A 2:00 A.M.

TO 5:00 A.M. RESTRICTION.

MY UNDERSTANDING ALSO IS THAT IS THAT SEVERAL OF THE BUSINESSES ON THE SQUARE ARE LOOKING AT STAYING OPEN TILL 2:00 A.M., IN WHICH CASE I THINK I'D WANT TO YOU KNOW, IF SOMEBODY COMES OUT OF SOMEWHERE AND THEY WANT TO BE WHAT DO I CARE IF THEY WANT TO PLAY? THEY'RE NOT BOTHERING ANYBODY.

IF THEY WANT TO PLAY PING PONG AT 2:00 IN THE MORNING FOR A COUPLE OF ROUNDS.

YEAH, I UNDERSTAND. AND IF YOU I'M LOOKING FOR DIRECTION FROM COUNCIL, BUT I DON'T KNOW IF WE CAN MIKE, IF WE CAN GRAB SOMETHING THAT ADDRESSES CAMPING, BUT ALLOW SOMEONE TO STAY IF THEY'RE NOT CAMPING. IF THEIR PLAYING PING PONG.

WELL, UNDER THE ORDINANCE, AS COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN POINTED OUT, CAMPING IS PROHIBITED ANYPLACE IN THE IN THE DOWNTOWN OVERLAY DISTRICT AND THE SQUARE IS WITHIN THAT.

THE COMMITTEE DISCUSSED AT LENGTH THIS ISSUE ABOUT WHETHER TO CLOSE OR NOT AND WHAT THE PURPOSE WAS. AND IT'S JUST A WAY OF GETTING THE SQUARE EMPTY AT NIGHT.

I MEAN, BECAUSE YOU CAN IMAGINE SOMEONE THERE SITTING ON A BENCH AND YOU'VE GOT ALL THEIR POSSESSIONS THERE. AND YOU TELL ME YOU CAN'T CAMP HERE.

I'M JUST SITTING HERE ON THE BENCH WITH ALL MY POSSESSIONS.

I'M NOT IN THEM. I'M NOT SLEEPING ON THEM.

IT'S VERY DIFFICULT BECAUSE OF WHAT I DISCUSSED EARLIER ABOUT A CAMPING ORDINANCE TO DEFINE WHAT CAMPING IS.

SO UNLESS YOU ACTUALLY CAUGHT THEM SPRAWLED OUT IN A TENT OR OR ON SLEEPING MATS, YOU COULD CAMP THERE FOR A VERY LONG TIME WITHOUT BEING ACTUALLY CAMPING.

AND I THINK THAT WAS KIND OF THE IMPETUS BEHIND IT, BUT IT'S REALLY A DECISION FOR THE COUNCIL AND I, OUR OFFICE ASSISTED IN THE DRAFTING OF IT IN ACCORDANCE INTERACTION WITH THE COMMITTEE. OK, THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I MEAN, I WOULD PREFER WE WOULD NOT CLOSE IT OR OR MAKE IT THREE TO FIVE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, I GUESS WOULD BE BETTER, BUT.

COUNCIL LADY MORRIS.

I'M SORRY, COUNCILMAN AUBIN WAS THAT IT? OH, YES, I'M SORRY, I DIDN'T USE MY CUSTOMARY THANK YOU MAYOR.

I WALKED RIGHT INTO THAT ONE.

COUNCIL LADY MORRIS. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

WELL, FIRST ABOUT CANDLES.

THERE ARE WORKING WITH A LOT OF CHOIRS AND A LOT OF KIDS AND A LOT OF EVEN ADULT THINGS.

THERE ARE VERY FEW OF THEM THESE DAYS THAT ACTUALLY USE REAL CANDLES.

THEY USE ELECTRIC CANDLES THAT FLICKER.

SO BECAUSE HAIR CATCHES ON FIRE, HAVING HAD MY HAIR CATCH ON FIRE IN FRONT OF HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE DURING AN EVENT LIKE THAT, BECAUSE I'M USING A REAL CANDLES.

THE ELECTRIC CANDLES THAT ARE USED THESE DAYS, THEY LOOK REAL.

THERE'S NO FLAME.

I DON'T SEE AN URGENCY.

AND I'M TRYING TO CARVE OUT A MILLION DIFFERENT EXCEPTIONS TO THIS.

IT'S JUST NOT I WOULDN'T SEE IT AS BEING A BIG DEAL.

THE CLOSING HOURS ON THE SQUARE, THE TWO A.M.

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TO 5:00 A.M. WAS ACTUALLY THOSE WERE THE HOURS NAMED BY A NUMBER OF OUR DOWNTOWN PROMINENT OWNERS ON THE SQUARE.

THAT'S THAT'S WHAT THEY ASKED FOR, TWO A.M.

TO 5:00 A.M. IF IT NEEDS TO BE.

THREE A.M. TO FIVE A.M., I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH OF A BIG DIFFERENCE IT WOULD MAKE, BUT 2:00 A.M. TO 5:00 A.M.

IS WHAT THE ACTUAL BUSINESS OWNERS REQUESTED.

SO AND I THINK THAT PROBABLY PLAYED INTO THE COMMITTEE'S CONSIDERATIONS, BUT IT WOULD BE MY PREFERENCE NOT TO TINKER WITH THE FIRE THING FOR THE SAKE OF CANDLES, I DON'T SEE THAT AS BEING A BIG DEAL ENOUGH TO CHANGE THE ORDINANCE AROUND AND LEAVE A BUNCH OF LOOPHOLES, SO AND THAT'S IT.

AND I APPRECIATE THE WORK THAT MR. BATES AND CHIEF BRYAN DID ON THIS, BECAUSE THE DOWNTOWN HAS HAD A LOT OF TROUBLES, A LOT OF. DISRUPTIONS WITH HAY BALES ON FIRE THIS LAST WEEK.

IT'S BEEN A BIG PROBLEM.

SO THE ORDINANCE THAT MIKE DRAFTED, I THOUGHT WAS PRETTY, PRETTY WELL NUANCED AND IT HAS MY SUPPORT IN ITS CURRENT STATE.

BUT IF COUNCIL WISHES TO TWEAK IT IN OTHER WAYS, THEN SO BE IT.

SO THANK YOU, MAYOR.

COUNCILMAN BOOKHOUT. WELL, COUNCIL MEMBER MORRIS JUST ALLUDED TO IT.

I WAS GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE SURE COUNCIL WAS AWARE OF THE FIRE WITH THE HAY BALES THAT OCCURRED ON THE SQUARE HERE A FEW DAYS AGO.

I THINK THE ORDINANCE HAS WRITTEN THAT MR. BATES DID A GREAT JOB ON IT.

AND I THINK IT NEEDS TO GO JUST EXACTLY AS IT'S WRITTEN NOW.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU MAYOR.

THANK YOU, SIR. WE APPEAR TO HAVE CLEARED THE QUEUE.

COUNCIL AND MR. BATES, THANK YOU FOR THE EXPLANATION OF HOW THE ORDINANCE AS WRITTEN.

I KNOW THAT I KNOW THAT THAT OUR CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE SPENDS A LOT OF TIME CRAFTING THOSE WORDS. AND AT THIS POINT.

YOU KNOW, I UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS WE'RE TRYING TO.

WHAT IT IS WE'RE TRYING TO STOP, FRANKLY, AND I THINK IN THE PAST, I HAVE PROBABLY BEEN LESS INTERESTED IN PUTTING ANY RULES AROUND ON THE SQUARE, BUT OBVIOUSLY, OBVIOUSLY, WE'RE DEALING WITH AN ISSUE THAT WE NEED TO TAKE SOME ACTION ON.

SO AT THIS POINT, I AM IN SUPPORT OF THE ORDINANCE AS WRITTEN.

I KNOW THERE'S BEEN A SUGGESTION ON THE HOURS, BUT THE YOU KNOW, I WOULD I WOULD TAKE IT FROM THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS OWNERS.

BUT I THINK US HAVING THE ABILITY TO ESSENTIALLY CLEAR, CLEAR THAT SPACE IS JUST HELPS WITH FURTHER ENFORCEMENT.

SO. AS FAR AS THE FIRE, I MEAN, I THINK WE JUST I THINK WE'RE WE IF WE GET TOO FAR, IF WE GET TOO FAR OFF IN THE WEEDS OF DEFINING FIRES SOURCES, I THINK WE'RE JUST GOING TO MUDDY IT UP TOO MUCH.

SO, MR. BATES, MY QUESTION TO YOU IS, IF WE ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS, THIS WOULD STILL COME BACK FOR FORMAL CONSIDERATION.

YOU'RE ON MUTE. SORRY.

YOU GOT ME. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

MY FIRST TIME DOING THIS, I BELIEVE THAT THE DISCUSSION IN COMMITTEE WAS TO REQUEST THAT IT COME BACK A WEEK FROM NOW ON, OUR NEXT REGULAR SESSION MEETING, NOT TOMORROW NIGHT, BUT THE NEXT REGULAR SESSION MEETING TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE COUNCIL FORMAL CONSIDERATION . SIR.

COUNCIL IS THERE. I KNOW THERE'S BEEN A COUPLE OF CONCERNS EXPRESSED OF JUST SOME OF THE SOME OF THE MORE FINER POINTS OR THE FINE POINTS, BUT LOOKING FOR CONSENSUS TO MOVE FORWARD TO BRINGING THIS BACK TO US AT OUR NEXT MEETING FOR FORMAL CONSIDERATION.

AND IT LOOKS LIKE THAT IS UNANIMOUS I'M BELIEVING FOR MOVING THAT FORWARD.

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THANK YOU ALL FOR THE WORK ON THAT AND THE COMMITTEE AS WELL.

AND THAT BRINGS US TO ITEM FIVE, ANNOUNCE FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS.

[5. Announce Future Agenda Items]

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS FOR US TONIGHT? COUNCIL MEMBER NICKERSON. YES, THANK YOU.

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IF WE CAN GET IT TO WORK SESSION AGENDA AS SOON AS WE CAN, BUT FOR A RELOOK AT THE ROWLETT MARINA CONCERNS AND ISSUES THAT WE HAVE DOWN THERE, IT'S STILL OCCURRING. AND WE'VE HAD A COUPLE OF SOLUTIONS PRESENTED AND SOME IDEAS AND I THINK WOULD BE A PERTINENT FOR THE FULL COUNCIL TO HEAR SOME OF WHAT'S BEEN BEING WORKED UP.

SO I'D LIKE TO BRING THAT FORWARD SOON AS I COULD.

I WILL SECOND THAT. MR. BRADFORD, I'M SURE YOU GOT ALL THAT I SEE WRITING.

ANYONE ELSE HAVE A FUTURE AGENDA ITEM? I SEE NONE, BUT OBVIOUSLY, IF SOMETHING COMES UP 10 MINUTES FROM NOW, THERE IS A PROCESS FOR FORGETTING ITEMS PUT ON OUR AGENDAS.

COUNCILMAN NICKERSON, ARE YOU BACK? I AM, YES. I JUST FOR ONE, I'M SURE ALL OF US HAVE READ THE EMAILS OR COUPLE OF EMAILS ABOUT THIS, BUT I THINK WE OUGHT TO HAVE A PRESENTATION SPECIFICALLY ON THE STATUS OF THE TENNIS CENTER AND WHERE IT FITS INTO THE BOND PROGRAM.

AND I'D LIKE TO GET SOME CLARIFICATION ON IT, IF I COULD.

AND MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE ANOTHER UPDATE ON THE BOND PROGRAM AS WELL.

ALL RIGHT, I WILL.

SORRY, I'M TRYING TO WATCH THE SCREEN HERE AND YOU KNOW WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THAT IN A WRITTEN BRIEFING.

I MEAN. THAT'S FINE.

FOR THE TENNIS CENTER.

ANY ADDITIONAL ITEMS? I SEE NONE.

AND AT THAT IT IS 7:21 AND WE ARE ADJOURNED AND WE'LL SEE YOU ALL TOMORROW NIGHT.

THANK YOU.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.