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[00:00:05]

GO AHEAD AND CALL THE ALLEN CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO ORDER AND ANNOUNCE THAT WE DO HAVE A

[1. Call to Order and Announce a Quorum is Present.]

QUORUM PRESENT.

NORMALLY WE START WITH THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, BUT WE WILL HOLD OFF ON THAT FOR JUST A SECOND. I DID WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO SAY A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE PASSING OF ONE OF OUR FORMER COUNCIL MEMBERS.

AS MANY OF YOU MAY OR MAY NOT KNOW, EARLIER THIS MONTH, ON JANUARY 13TH, DOUG GALLAGHER PASSED AWAY.

I WOULD RECOGNIZE THAT HIS FAMILY IS IS IN ATTENDANCE, SO MUGS AND MICHELLE, AND IF Y'ALL WOULD JUST AT LEAST STAND TO BE RECOGNIZED.

APPRECIATE YOU ALL BEING HERE.

I DID WANT TO SAY JUST A FEW THINGS ABOUT DOUG.

YOU KNOW, I MET DOUG MANY, MANY YEARS AGO ON PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION.

WE BOTH WORKED TOGETHER AND THEN DOUG MOVED ON TO CITY COUNCIL, AND THEN DOUG WAS ACTUALLY ONE OF A FEW PEOPLE THAT WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN GETTING ME ONTO CITY COUNCIL, SO CERTAINLY APPRECIATE THAT HE HELPED ME DO THAT.

MANY, MANY PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW THAT DOUG WAS ALSO A SUBMARINER.

HE WAS A DOUBLE DOLPHIN RECIPIENT.

ANYBODY IN THE SUBMARINE WORLD WILL KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS, AND I'M NOT GOING TO EXPLAIN IT ANY FURTHER OTHER THAN LOOK UP DOUBLE DOLPHIN.

YOU'LL FIND OUT WHAT IT IS.

ANYBODY THAT'S DONE ANYTHING WITHIN OUR CITY AND PROBABLY HAS MET OR WORKED WITH DOUG IN ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, AND WE CERTAINLY APPRECIATE ALL THE THINGS THAT HE'S DONE OVER THE YEARS TO HELP OUR COMMUNITY BE A BETTER PLACE.

I DID PRESENT TO THE FAMILY AT THE VISITATION LAST FRIDAY, A PROCLAMATION WHICH I DID NOT STAND UP AND READ OUT ALOUD IN FRONT OF EVERYBODY.

BUT I HOPE THAT YOU ALL WERE ABLE TO READ THAT SINCE THEN, AND I HOPE THAT YOU APPRECIATE THAT. ANYWAY, WHAT I'D LIKE TO DO AT THIS TIME IS IF EVERYBODY COULD JUST MAYBE BOW THEIR HEADS FOR A MOMENT OF SILENCE TO REMEMBER OUR FORMER COUNCIL MEMBER, DOUG GALLAGHER.

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH AND AGAIN, MUGS.

OUR CONDOLENCES TO YOU AND TO YOUR FAMILY, AND I WOULD JUST ASK FOR EVERYBODY ELSE TO CONSIDER LIFTING YOU ALL UP IN OUR PRAYERS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND WITH THAT, WE WILL GO AHEAD AND STAND FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

AND I DID FORGET TO SAY JUST ONE THING, AND THAT IS GOD BLESS DOUG GALLAGHER.

GOD BLESS AMERICA.

[3.1 Citizen's Comments.]

SO WITH THAT, WE WILL GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA, WHICH IS TO RECEIVE CITIZENS COMMENTS.

IF ANYONE HERE WISHES TO SPEAK ABOUT ANY ITEM THAT'S NOT ON THE AGENDA OR NOT SCHEDULED FOR A PUBLIC HEARING.

OBVIOUSLY, WE HAVE NO PUBLIC HEARING TONIGHT.

YOU'RE WELCOME TO COME FORWARD AT THIS POINT IN TIME.

AND WHEN YOU COME FORWARD, PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS, FOR THE RECORD.

I WOULD NOTE THAT I HAVE ONE CARD FOR A JEFFREY [INAUDIBLE], RIGHT? GOOD EVENING.

BEAUTIFUL ALLEN, TEXAS.

I HAVE ABOUT THREE AND A HALF MINUTES OF MATERIAL AND THREE MINUTES TO GET IT IN, SO I MIGHT SPEAK KIND OF QUICKLY HERE, BUT FORGIVE ME.

THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO SPEAK.

MR. MAYOR AND HONORED COUNCIL MEMBERS.

I'M GOING TO READ A RESOLUTION FOR YOU THAT I HAVE SENT IN THE MAIL YOU'LL BE RECEIVING IT. IT'S SOMETHING THAT I LIKE YOU TO CONSIDER.

I DON'T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT PROCESS ON HOW TO GET THIS THING TO HAPPEN.

SO MAYBE AFTER I READ IT, YOU CAN KIND OF HELP ME WITH NEXT STEPS.

BUT LET ME JUST READ IT.

I THINK IT STANDS ON ITS OWN.

A RESOLUTION CALLING UPON ALL TELECOMMUNICATION COMPANIES AND PUBLIC UTILITIES OPERATING IN ALLEN, TEXAS, TO CEASE TO BUILD OUT OF SO-CALLED 5G WIRELESS INFRASTRUCTURE UNTIL SUCH

[00:05:04]

TIME AS THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC HAS COMPLETELY PASSED AND THE POPULATION IS ONCE AGAIN HEALTHY. WHEREAS THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY IS ENGAGED IN A MASSIVE DEPLOYMENT OF MICROWAVE AND MILLIMETER WAVE SMALL CELL ANTENNAS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO FACILITATE THE NEXT GENERATION OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS KNOWN AS 5G.

AND WHEREAS AN ONGOING AND URGENT CRISIS IN THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC EXISTS, AND WHEREAS MANY ASPECTS OF THE COVID 19 RESPONSE ARE STILL UNDERDEVELOPED SCIENTIFICALLY, AS EVIDENCED BY THE CONTINUED USE OF EXPERIMENTAL VACCINATIONS AND THE UNAVAILABILITY OF FDA APPROVED TESTS FOR COVID 19.

AND WHEREAS THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION FCC HAS NOT CONDUCTED ANY LONG TERM SAFETY TESTING OF NEW 5G WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES AND HAS FAILED TO UPDATE ITS HUMAN RF MICROWAVE, CAN'T GET MY GLASSES CLEAR RIGHT HERE.

RADIATION EXPOSURE GUIDELINES SINCE 1996, DESPITE BEING ADVISED TO DO SO BY THE U.S.

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE, GAO, THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, AND HUNDREDS OF MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC EXPERTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

AND WHEREAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY LEADERS HAVE PUBLICLY ADMITTED THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE, THEY HAVE NOT CONDUCTED ANY SAFETY TESTS TO DETERMINE THE POSSIBLE ADVERSE HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS FROM EXPOSURE TO RF MICROWAVE RADIATION EMITTED BY 5G ENABLED SMALL CELL ANTENNAS. AND WHEREAS A SIGNIFICANT BODY OF PUBLISHED PEER REVIEWED INDEPENDENT SCIENCE LINKS THE EXPOSURE TO RF MICROWAVE RADIATION WITH SERIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL AND BIOLOGICAL HARM, INCLUDING INCREASED RISK OF CANCER, REPRODUCTIVE PROBLEMS AND NEUROLOGICAL IMPAIRMENTS.

AND WHEREAS POPULATIONS, ESPECIALLY AT RISK FROM THIS EXPOSURE, INCLUDE PREGNANT WOMEN, CHILDREN, THE ELDERLY AND INDIVIDUALS WITH IMPLANTED MEDICAL DEVICES, AND I'M GOING TO GO ON TO THE CONCLUSIONS HERE.

THE THE GIST OF IT IS THAT WE'VE GOT TWO THINGS GOING ON THAT MAKE US SICK AT THE SAME TIME, AND I THINK WE NEED TO DECOUPLE THEM.

I'M ALL FOR 5G. I'M AN ENGINEER.

I'M GOING TO MAKE A LOT OF MONEY ON 5G, BUT I THINK IT'S A LITTLE TOO SOON RIGHT NOW.

REVISED WE NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE CITY OF ALLEN, TEXAS, MAYOR AND COUNCIL CALL UPON ALL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES AND PUBLIC UTILITIES OPERATING IN THE CITY OF ALLEN, TEXAS, TO CEASE THE BUILD OUT OF SO-CALLED 5G WIRELESS INFRASTRUCTURE UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC HAS COMPLETELY PASSED AND THE POPULATION IS ONCE AGAIN HEALTHY. YOU GOT IT.

YOU GOT IT IN. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

I'D BE INTERESTED IN KNOWING NEXT STEPS.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU. YEAH, SURE.

THANK YOU. IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO COME FORWARD TO SPEAK TO THE COUNCIL AT THIS POINT IN TIME? IF NOT, WE WILL GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA, WHICH

[4. Consent Agenda.]

IS THE CONSENT AGENDA, WHICH BASICALLY COVERS ROUTINE AND NON-CONTROVERSIAL ITEMS. AND I WILL GO AHEAD AND HAVE OUR DEPUTY CITY SECRETARY, ROCIO GONZALEZ, READ THESE ITEMS INTO THE RECORD.

THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.

PLEASE REFER TO THE POSTED DETAILS AGENDA FOR FULL DETAILS.

ITEM 4.1 APPROVE THE MEETING MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 11TH REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

ITEM 4.2 AUTHORIZE THE CONTRACT AMENDMENT WITH ROAD MASTER STRIPING FOR PAVEMENT MARKING SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $130000.

ITEM 4.3 ADOPT ORDINANCE NUMBER 3887-1-22 GRANTING A VARIANCE OF THE ALLEN LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE AND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES BY AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF STATE HIGHWAY 121 AND BENDING BRANCH WAY.

THANK YOU ROCIO.

COUNCIL. DOES ANYONE WISH TO REMOVE ANY ITEM OFF OF THE CONSENT AGENDA? IF NOT, THEN I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION AND A SECOND TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA.

AND DOES EVERYONE UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE VOTING ON? IF SO, PLEASE VOTE NOW.

WE'RE HAVING A TECHNICAL GLITCH, SO ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

THIS THE CONSENT AGENDA PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT.

[5.1 Calendar.]

NOW WE WILL GO AHEAD AND MOVE TO THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA, WHICH IS THE CALENDAR.

ARE THERE ANY CALENDAR ITEMS THAT ANYONE WISHES TO BRING UP? YES, MAYOR.

WE, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TWO GREAT PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES COMING UP.

IT'S IN THE PARKS MASTER PLAN AT TOWN HALL TO LEARN MORE AND GIVE YOUR FINAL FEEDBACK ON THE TEN YEAR RAMP UP FOR ALLEN'S PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES.

THAT'S GOING TO BE MONDAY, JANUARY 31ST AT 6:30 P.M.

AT THE ALLEN SENIOR CENTER.

AND THEN WE YOU CAN ATTEND ONE OF THE SEVEN COMMUNITY INPUT VISIONS WORKSHOP FOR DOWNTOWN

[00:10:03]

ALLEN REVITALIZATION PLANNING.

THE FIRST ONE COMING UP IS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST AT 6:30 P.M.

AT CURTIS MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND YOU CAN FIND THE OTHER MEETINGS AND LOCATION AT DOWNTOWN AT DOWNALLEN.COM.

THAT'S ALL. THANK YOU. THAT'S A GOOD UPDATE AND INFORMATION.

ANYONE ELSE? I WOULD MAKE NOTE THAT THERE'S THIS ONE PERSON ON THE DAIS WHO HAS A BIRTHDAY COMING UP ON THE 28TH. WOULD YOU LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE YOURSELF? IT'S DAVE CORNETTE.

HE HADN'T FORGOTTEN HIS BIRTHDAY.

TRUST ME. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I WILL GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA ITEMS OF

[5.2 Items of Interest.]

INTEREST BY HAVING THE ITEMS OF INTEREST.

I DO HAVE A COUPLE OF THINGS I'D LIKE TO TALK ABOUT, MR. MAYOR. AS YOU KNOW, I'M ON THE BOARD FOR ALLEN HERITAGE GUILD, WHICH THEY'RE MEETING IS OUR MEETING IS COMING UP NEXT WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE TRAIN STATION.

REALLY, REALLY INTERESTING STUFF.

WE DISCUSS IN THERE HISTORICAL WISE.

BUT ALSO ON FEBRUARY 26, I KNOW IT'S ABOUT A MONTH AWAY.

SAM BASS DAYS IS COMING UP.

WE'RE DOING ANOTHER SCAVENGER HUNT.

WE DID ONE LAST YEAR. IT WAS PRETTY SUCCESSFUL.

WE'D LIKE TO TOP THAT OUT.

IT STARTS AT 11:30 AND BE DONE ABOUT 2:10 2:30 ISH.

IT WILL BE AT 2:10 A.M.

WE ARE GOING TO HAVE THE LOVEJOY DRAMA CLUB PRESENT, A REENACTMENT OF THE SAM BASS ROBBERY, SO YOU CAN GO TO ALLEN HERITAGE GUILD'S WEB PAGE AND FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT AND LIKE TO SEE HOW COME OUT AND SUPPORT THAT.

AND THAT'S IT, BECAUSE BAINE CAN COVER THE REST.

THANK YOU. AND MAYOR I GOT A LITTLE FEEL GOOD HERE, JUST A LITTLE FEEL GOOD.

I WANT TO THANK THE ALLEN RESIDENTS FOR DONATING FOUR HUNDRED AND FORTY SEVEN POUNDS OF FOOD TO THE ALLEN PUBLIC LIBRARY FOOD FOR FINE'S DRIVE, BENEFITING THE THE ACO FOOD PANTRY. ANYONE ELSE? I HAD TWO ITEMS. THE FIRST ONE IS WE DID HAVE A GREAT TOWN HALL MEETING LAST NIGHT HERE IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS WHERE WE HAD ERCOT.

THE ELECTRIC RELIABILITY COUNCIL OF TEXAS INTERIM PRESIDENT AND CEO BRAD JONES CAME MADE A GREAT PRESENTATION.

WE HAD A LOT OF GREAT QUESTIONS FROM THOSE IN ATTENDANCE AND THEN WE ALSO IT WAS ALSO PRESENTED VIRTUALLY. SO WE HAD PEOPLE SEND QUESTIONS IN VIRTUALLY AND GREAT QUESTIONS, GREAT ANSWERS.

AND I THINK IT WAS HIGHLY BENEFICIAL TO ALL WHO ARE INVOLVED IN THAT AND CERTAINLY APPRECIATE ERCOT SENDING THEIR TEAM BECAUSE IT WAS NOT JUST BRAD JONES, HE HAD THREE OTHER PEOPLE FROM HIS OFFICE WITH HIM GREAT PEOPLE.

AND I HOPE THAT THE CITIZENS OF ALLEN APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT HE CAME HERE TO ALLEN TO ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

THERESA BECAUSE THE PUBLIC AND MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN MAKING ALL THE ARRANGEMENTS, TAKING CARE OF THE DETAILS AND ALSO TAKING CARE OF MAKING SURE THAT WE COULD VIDEO RECORD THAT TO PUSH OUT ON MEDIA PLATFORMS. SO AGAIN, APPRECIATE THAT THERESA AND YOUR TEAM.

THE SECOND ITEM IS IS THAT THE END OF EVERY MONTH I ANNOUNCE WHAT MY CHARITY OF THE MONTH IS. BASICALLY, EACH MONTH I GET A STIPEND FOR BEING IN THE POSITION OF MAYOR.

IT'S APPROXIMATELY SIX HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS A MONTH.

THE CHARITY OF THE MONTH FOR THIS MONTH IS THE CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER OF COLLIN COUNTY. MANY OF YOU LIKELY KNOW, AND IF YOU DON'T KNOW, NORMALLY, THE ADVOCACY CENTER NORMALLY TAKES CARE OF ABOUT OVER 4500 CHILDREN A YEAR THAT ARE NEGLECTED OR ABUSED IN ONE FORM OR FASHION, AND IT'S A VERY WORTHY CAUSE.

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT IT, LOOK IT UP ON THE WEBSITE, BUT I WOULD HIGHLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO MAKE A DONATION YOURSELF.

AND WITH THAT, I WILL GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA.

[6. Executive Session (As needed).]

WE ARE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND CONVENE INTO AN EXECUTIVE SESSION DOWNSTAIRS IN THE BASEMENT AT 7:25 AND THAT'S IN ITS, WE'LL RECESS A REGULAR SESSION TO CONVENE INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION. AS I SAID AT 7:25 DOWNSTAIRS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 551.074 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE TO ADDRESS THE ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF THE CITY MANAGER.

SO WITH THAT, WE WILL GO AHEAD AND RECONVENE DOWNSTAIRS AT 7:25.

[00:15:01]

THANK YOU. THE COUNCIL IS NOW RECONVENED INTO REGULAR SESSION, IS THERE ANY ACTION TO BE CONSIDERED RESULTING FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION? YES, THERE IS.

MAYOR. I FIRST LIKE TO THANK ERIC FOR THE JOB HE'S DONE OVER THIS LAST YEAR.

HE'S DONE AN AMAZING JOB THROUGH ALL THE CHALLENGES THAT HAVE FACED THE CITY, AND I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT TO THE CITY MANAGER'S EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION DURING EXECUTIVE SESSION.

SECOND, WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND, DOES EVERYONE UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE VOTING ON? IF SO, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR RAISE YOUR HAND.

THAT ITEM PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND GREAT JOB YOU'RE DOING.

AND WITH THAT, I WILL GO AHEAD AND ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO ADJOURN.

MOTION TO ADJOURN.

SECOND. MOTION AND A SECOND.

EVERYBODY RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU AGREE.

WE'RE ALL GOOD PASSES.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, PETE.



* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.