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>> I CALL THE ALLEN CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO ORDER

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

AND ANNOUNCE THAT WE DO HAVE A QUORUM PRESENT.

IF EVERYONE COULD PLEASE RISE AND JOIN US IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

>> [NOISE] I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES AMERICA, AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

>> THANK YOU AND PLEASE BE SEATED.

NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS TO RECEIVE CITIZEN'S COMMENTS.

IF THERE'S ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK TO THE COUNCIL AT THIS POINT IN TIME ABOUT SOMETHING THAT'S NOT ON OUR AGENDA AND NOT SCHEDULED FOR A PUBLIC HEARING, PLEASE COME FORWARD AT THIS TIME.

IF YOU DO, PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD.

IF NOT, WE WILL GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA.

[3.2 Recognition of the Parks and Recreation Department for Awards Received at the Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS) Conference.]

THAT IS TO PRESENT RECOGNITION OF THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT FOR REWARDS RECEIVED AT THE TEXAS RECREATION AND PARKS SOCIETY, OR TRAPS, MEETING CONFERENCE HELD THIS PAST WEEK.

I BELIEVE KATE MEACHAM IS GOING TO BEGIN THIS.

>> YES, SIR. WE ACTUALLY HAVE SEVERAL AWARDS TO TALK ABOUT.

FIRST, PRIOR TO THE TEXAS RECREATION AND PARKS SOCIETY CONFERENCE THIS PAST WEEK IN COLLEGE STATION, WE ACTUALLY RECEIVED ONE AWARD FROM THE DFW DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION.

TORY THIBODEAU, WHO I HAVE WITH ME, IS OUR VOLUNTEER AND TRAINING COORDINATOR.

THE DFW DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION AWARDED HER THE EXCELLENCE IN MENTORING AWARD, SPECIFICALLY AROUND THE INTERN PROGRAM.

I MENTIONED TO YOU DOWN IN THE WORKSHOP THAT WE'RE WORKING ON ACCESSIBILITY AND INCLUSION WEBSITE.

THAT'S REALLY BEEN TORY'S BRAINCHILD OF GETTING IT TO COME TO LIFE AND WORKING WITH OUR CURRENT INTERN.

BUT SHE STARTED THE INTERN PROGRAM FROM SCRATCH AND HAS REALLY BUILT IT UP TO BE A SOUGHT AFTER PROGRAM.

WE'RE VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE TORY LEADING OUR VOLUNTEER AND TRAINING SIDE OF THINGS, AND WAS AWARDED THE DFW DIRECTORS EXCELLENCE AND MENTORING AWARD.

[APPLAUSE] YOU'RE GOING TO SEE TORY FOR A LITTLE BIT LONGER HERE [LAUGHTER].

WE DID GO DOWN TO COLLEGE STATION THIS PAST WEEKEND, DID OUR ANNUAL TRAPS, TEXAS RECREATION AND PARKS SOCIETY, STATE INSTITUTE.

IT WAS A GREAT WEEK EVEN THOUGH WE WERE IN AGGIE LAND ALL WEEK LONG LONG.

>> OH, COME ON [LAUGHTER].

>> IT WAS GREAT [LAUGHTER].

BUT PART OF THE TRAPS ASSOCIATION, THEY ACTUALLY HAVE A THERAPEUTIC RECREATION BRANCH WHICH TORY IS VERY ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN.

TORY WAS VERY FORTUNATE TO BE NAMED THE MICHAEL ANN LORD, SERVANT LEADERSHIP AWARD FOR HER CONTRIBUTIONS TO THERAPEUTIC RECREATION, WHICH IS HAVING TO DEAL WITH INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

TORY COMES TO US FROM THE CLINICAL WORLD AND WE'RE VERY FORTUNATE THAT SHE CHOSE TO COME OVER.

SHE STARTED IN OUR SENIOR RECREATION CENTER AS A RECREATION SPECIALIST BEFORE I SNAGGED HER AND MADE HER COME OVER AS A VOLUNTEER AND TRAINING COORDINATOR.

WE'RE VERY HAPPY THAT WITH THIS MICHAEL ANN LORD, WHO IS OUR RETIRING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AFTER 21 YEARS, IT'S NAMED AFTER HER EMBODYING STEWARDSHIP, FORESIGHT, CONCEPTUALIZATION, AND COMMITMENT TO THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF PEOPLE.

WE'RE VERY FORTUNATE ON THAT ONE AS WELL.

THIS ONE WAS A TEAM AWARD.

TEAM PAMROW, COME HERE.

THE TWO OTHER AWARDS THAT WE WON WHILE WE WERE DOWN IN COLLEGE STATION WAS TRULY A TEAM EFFORT AND THIS WAS A TEAM OF MULTIPLE DEPARTMENTS.

OBVIOUSLY WITH THE COVID PANDEMIC THAT WE'VE BEEN DEALING WITH, WE REALLY WERE TAKING A HARD LOOK AT OUR RECREATION FACILITIES AND ALL THE OFFERINGS THAT WE HAD IN THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT LAST SUMMER.

LAST JULY, WE HAD A GLIMMER OF HOPE OF THINGS STARTING TO GET BETTER.

WE TAG TEAMED WITH OUR PAMROW TEAM TO REALLY TAKE A LOOK OF HOW WE COULD REALLY GET PEOPLE BACK INTO OUR FACILITIES.

THE MEMBERSHIPS, OBVIOUSLY, I BELIEVE WE WERE AT 20 PERCENT OF MEMBERSHIPS OF WHAT WE HAD PREVIOUSLY HAD PRE-PANDEMIC, IN JULY OF LAST YEAR.

WE TEAMED UP WITH PAMROW AND WE WERE ABLE TO REALLY BUILD OUT A TRULY INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE, NOT ONLY FOR THOSE WHO WERE COMFORTABLE COMING BACK INTO FACILITIES, WE BRIBED THEM A LOT WITH LOTS OF FUN SWAG TO COME BACK AND THEY DID.

WE ALSO RECOGNIZE THOSE WHO HAD STAYED WITH US THROUGH THE PANDEMIC AND DID A LOT OF DIFFERENT MEMBER APPRECIATION SIDE OF THINGS.

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BUT WE ALSO WANT TO RECOGNIZE THOSE WHO WERE NOT COMFORTABLE COMING BACK.

WE DEVELOPED POSTCARDS THAT WISH YOU WERE HERE WITH ALL OF OUR DIFFERENT REGIONAL PARKS.

WE WERE ABLE TO DO SOME VIDEOS, THE POSTCARDS, WE GOT MAILERS OUT TO ALL OF OUR RESIDENTS, JUST EDUCATING THEM ON THE FULL BREADTH OF WHAT OUR DEPARTMENT HAS FROM THE PARKS TRAILS.

THEN OBVIOUSLY, WITH THE TAG OF TRYING TO GET INDIVIDUALS BACK INTO THE FACILITY AND REACTIVATING THEIR MEMBERSHIPS.

WE ALSO USED OUR REV MOBILE RECREATION UNIT.

WE HAD DOGGIE YOGA EVENTS HAPPENING, [LAUGHTER] ROLLER SKATING OF THE INLINE PARK WITH CONCERTS AND ALL DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES, ALL THROUGHOUT WHICH SHOW IT'S NATIONAL PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH.

WE WERE ABLE TO REALLY ACTIVATE THE COMMUNITY AND BRING THEM IN.

OUR RECREATION TEAM AS WELL AS OUR PAMROW TEAM, DID A PHENOMENAL JOB AND THEY WERE AWARDED WITH THE TRAP STATE PROMOTION AND MARKETING EXCELLENCE AWARD [APPLAUSE].

>> IT'S OKAY. WHEN WE HAVE A DOG PARK, WE'RE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF DOGGIE YOGA OUT THERE.

>> SHE'S A HUGE DOG FAN, SO I HAVE A FEELING THIS IS GOING TO BE A YES. [LAUGHTER]

>> WOULD YOU BE SURE TO LET ME KNOW? BECAUSE I WANT TO SEE HOW THAT WORKS.

>> HER DOG, WHAT'S YOUR NAME AGAIN?

>> ELBA.

>> I HOPE YOU'LL BE COMING DRESSED UP, BECAUSE HER DOGGY LOVES TO DRESS UP AT THE DOGGY SLIDE.

[LAUGHTER] AWESOME.

OUR VERY LAST AWARD WE HAVE, BACK TO THE JURY SHOW.

THIS IS ACTUALLY A REALLY BIG HONOR.

WE ACTUALLY SURPRISED TORY.

>> CONGRATULATIONS YOU ALL. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU TEAM. [APPLAUSE] WITH THE MENTORING AWARD THAT SHE WENT THROUGH, THE DFW DIRECTORS FOR OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM THAT WAS DEVELOPED AND THEN WITH THE THERAPEUTIC RECREATION BRANCH HONORING WITH THE SERVANT LEADERSHIP, WE DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THOSE AWARDS AS THEY WERE COMING THROUGH.

WE ACTUALLY APPLIED FOR TORY TO WIN THE STATE OF TEXAS YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD, YES.

[LAUGHTER] [APPLAUSE]

>> THAT'S A BIG ONE.

>> IN OUR INDUSTRY, THERE'S TWO VERY BIG AWARDS AND THIS IS ONE OF THOSE TWO.

IT WAS VERY SPECIAL.

WE SURPRISED TORY VERY MUCH, I THINK [LAUGHTER], AT THE CONFERENCE WITH THIS AWARD.

BUT THE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL, THE JERRY GARRET MEMORIAL AWARD IS REALLY FOR OUTSTANDING YOUNG PROFESSIONALS.

IF TORY DOESN'T DO ENOUGH FOR OUR DEPARTMENT, SHE IS ALSO THE TRAPS INSTITUTE EDUCATION CHAIR AND PULLS TOGETHER ALL OF THE EDUCATION SESSIONS, WHICH FITS VERY WELL WITH HER DUTIES OF TRAINING.

BUT SHE TRAINED THE WHOLE STATE LAST WEEK [LAUGHTER] WITH ALL THE EDUCATION SIDE, AND SHE JUST REALLY HAS A TRUE PASSION TO ENSURE THAT SHE GETS THE BEST OUT OF EVERYBODY.

WE REALLY RELY ON TORY IN OUR DEPARTMENT.

SHE'S OUR ON-BOARDING PERSON, SHE'S OUR TRAINING PERSON.

SHE REALLY ENSURES THAT EVERY NEW EMPLOYEE WHO COMES INTO OUR TEAM TRULY EMBODIES, UNDERSTANDS, AND GETS OUR CULTURE AND WHAT WE'RE REALLY SETTING THEM UP TO DO.

SHE CHECKS ON THERE TO BE SURE THAT THEY STILL GET IT 30 DAYS LATER AND 60 DAYS LATER, THEY DON'T FORGET ABOUT US.

[LAUGHTER] BEING OUR REALLY GO-TO PERSON WITH MANY DIFFERENT, WITH JUST HER DRIVE AND HER ABILITY TO GET THE BEST OUT OF PEOPLE, WE REALLY FELT STRONGLY WHEN WE WERE APPLYING FOR THIS AWARD FOR HER.

WE WERE JUST ABSOLUTELY THRILLED THAT SHE WAS NAMED TO BE THE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS.

[APPLAUSE]

>> THANK YOU. CONGRATULATIONS, TORY.

>> HEY, KATE. IT JUST SAYS A LOT ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP.

I MEAN, YOU'VE GOT SOME TALENTED PEOPLE.

[LAUGHTER] KEEP LEADING AND KEEP BRINGING ON TALENTED PEOPLE.

THANK YOU. WE LOVE YOUR DEPARTMENTS, SO THANK YOU.

>> WE HAVE A GREAT PARKS AND RECREATION TEAM OVERALL.

WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA,

[4. Consent Agenda.]

ITEM NUMBER 4, WHICH IS OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

THE CONSENT AGENDA IS FOR ROUTINE AND NONCONTROVERSIAL ITEMS. I'LL HAVE OUR CITY SECRETARY, SHELLY GEORGE, READ THESE ITEMS INTO THE RECORD.

>> THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.

PLEASE REFER TO THE POSTED AGENDA FOR FULL DETAILS.

AGENDA ITEM 4.1, APPROVED MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 8TH REGULAR MEETING.

AGENDA ITEM 4.2, ADOPT ORDINANCE NUMBER 3892-2-22, AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES BY EMITTING CHAPTER 2, ARTICLE 8, CODE OF CONDUCT.

AGENDA ITEM 4.3, ADOPT RESOLUTION NUMBER 3893-2-22, OR AMENDING THE CITY COUNCILS RULES OF ORDER AND PROCEDURE.

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AGENDA ITEM 4.4, DECLARE A VACANCY IN PLACE NUMBER 1, ON THE P&Z.

>> DOES ANYONE WISH TO REMOVE ANY ITEMS FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA? IF NOT, I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION AND A SECOND TO APPROVE THESE ITEMS.

>> I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO ACCEPT CONSENT AGENDAS READ.

>> SECOND.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND.

DOES EVERYONE UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE VOTING ON? IF SO, PLEASE VOTE NOW AND KEEP YOUR PAPERS AWAY FROM THE SCREEN.

[LAUGHTER] [NOISE] THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEM PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT COUNCIL.

[Items 5.1 & 5.2]

NOW, WE WILL MOVE ON TO ITEMS NUMBER 5.1 AND 5.2.

5.1 IS TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING AND ADOPT AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND PLAN DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS FOR AREA 1 OF PLANNED DEVELOPMENT NUMBER 3, WITH A BASE ZONING OF LIGHT INDUSTRIAL TO ALLOW WINERY USE BY SPECIFIC USE PERMIT FOR LOT 3R2 AT ALLEN BUSINESS CENTER ADDITION LOCATED AT 13 PRESTIGE CIRCLE, ALSO KNOWN AS VINUM 55-PD AMENDMENT.

THEN ITEM 5.2 IS TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING AND ADOPT AN ORDINANCE TO GRANT OF SPECIFIC USE PERMIT FOR WINERY USE OF 8,530 SQUARE FEET PORTION OF THE BUILDING LOCATED AT 13 PRESTIGE CIRCLE, ALSO VINUM 55 SUP.

WE'LL HAVE ONE COMMON PUBLIC HEARING FOR BOTH OF THOSE ITEMS AND THIS ITEM WILL BE PRESENTED BY THE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, MARC KURBANSADE.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

>> GOOD EVENING, MARC.

>> GOOD EVENING, MAYOR, GOOD EVENING MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.

LET ME GET THIS CLICKED IN HERE.

I'LL DO MY BEST TO COVER THESE TWO TOGETHER AS ONE COMBINED PRESENTATION, BUT I'LL TRY TO SEPARATE THE TWO REQUESTS AS WELL AS THEY GO THROUGH THIS.

THIS IS THE FIRST ITEM THAT WAS READ INTO THE RECORD FOR THE PD AMENDMENT BY THE MAYOR, AND THEN THE SECOND ITEM THAT WAS READ INTO RECORD IS FOR THE ACCOMPANYING SPECIFIC USE PERMIT.

YOU CAN SEE THE GENERAL LOCATION OF THIS PROPERTY AT THE NORTHEAST QUADRANT OF BETHANY IN GREENVILLE.

BUT MORE SPECIFICALLY, THIS IS THE SITE ALONG PRESTIGE CIRCLE BACK AROUND THE BEND AND THEY'RE SURROUNDED BY A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT USES, THE PROPERTY IS ZONE PD 3, LEAD INDUSTRIAL, SURROUNDED BY PD 3 LIGHT INDUSTRIAL TO THE SOUTH, JUST DIRECTLY TO THE SOUTH ARE PD-3 COMMUNITY FACILITIES FOR SODIUM STRUCTURE.

THEN TO THE WEST IS LIGHT INDUSTRIAL TO NORTH SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL R2, AND THEN THROUGH THE EAST IS PD-3 LIGHT INDUSTRIAL, AS WELL AS PD-3 MULTI-FAMILY.

THE PD PORTION OF THIS IS PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD.

WE DON'T HAVE A WINERY USE IN OUR LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, SO WE'RE DEFINING A WINERY USE.

THIS IS SNIPPET OF THE WINERY USE DEFINITION.

IT'S ALSO INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKET IS PROVIDED TO YOU IN THE DRAFT ORDINANCE.

THEN ALSO ESTABLISHING PARKING REQUIREMENTS.

PARKING IS GOING TO BE BASED UPON THE COMPONENT USES THAT MAKE UP THE WINERY.

IT'S THE BEST WAY TO GET THERE USING BOTH THE RESTAURANT PORTION, THE RETAIL PORTION, AND THEN THE WAREHOUSE PORTION.

BUT THAT'S THE GIST OF THE PLAN DEVELOPMENT.

THE SPECIFIC USE PERMIT INCLUDES BOTH THE LEASE SPACE.

IT'S SPECIFIC TO THAT LEASE SPACE, THE 8,530 SQUARE FOR LEASE SPACE.

THE LION SHARE OF THAT, THE 7,140 SQUARE FEET IS MADE UP OF THE WAREHOUSE, AND THEN THE REMAINING 1,390 SQUARE FEET IS OF THE RETAIL AND RESTAURANT COMPONENTS.

PARKING ON THIS SITE AMOUNTS TO 14 SPACES BASED UPON THOSE COMPONENT USES IN THE PD DEVELOPMENT REGS THAT I JUST MENTIONED ON AN EARLIER SLIDE, AND JUST ALSO NOTICE THAT IT HAS OVER 25 SURPLUS SPACES WHEN YOU GO THROUGH THE WHOLE SITE AND COUNT UP ALL THE DIFFERENT USES THAT ARE CURRENTLY OCCUPIED IN THERE NOW.

>> MORE PHYSICAL REMINDER.

THIS IS TIP WALL WAREHOUSE SPACE, IS THAT CORRECT?

>> CORRECT. THIS IS A FLOOR PLAN OF THIS SITE, AND I'M PUTTING THIS IN HERE AND THEN I'LL MAKE NOTE OF THE TEXT IN RED THERE.

THIS WAS INCLUDED IN THE P&Z PACKET AND INCLUDED IN THE P&Z PRESENTATION.

AS WE GOT THROUGH THE P&Z PRESENTATION AND WENT THROUGH IT, THEY ULTIMATELY RECOMMENDED IT WITH THE FLOOR PLAN AS PART OF THE ORDINANCE, GOT TO TALKING AFTER THE MEETING WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY AND TALK THROUGH THIS AND ARE REQUESTING TO REMOVE THE FLOOR PLAN OUT OF HERE.

THE REASON WHY IS AS THINGS SHIFT OVER TIME, I DON'T WANT TO BE GOING THROUGH COME BACK TO COUNCIL EVERY TIME IF THEY WANT TO EXPAND THE SEATING AREA BY 500 SQUARE FEET OR SOMETHING AND GO THROUGH A BUILDING PERMIT THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE TO COME BACK THROUGH P&Z AND COUNSEL TO DO A PD AMENDMENT.

THIS PROPERTY, ITS LOCATION IS ALLOWED FOR WINERY USE AND IT'S APPROPRIATE FOR WINERIES,

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THAT'S STAFFS RECOMMENDATION BASED UPON THE ADJACENT USES NOT CREATING ANY PROBLEM IN THIS AREA.

IF THIS HAS TO SHIFT ONE WAY OR ANOTHER WITH SOME MORE WAREHOUSE SPACE, SO MUCH WAREHOUSE SPACE, SOME MORE SEATING AREA, LONG AS THE PSYCH AND ADEQUATELY PARK AND MEET THOSE DEMANDS, I DON'T FEEL THAT THE USES ARE GOING TO BE A BURDEN ON THE NEIGHBORING PROPERTIES IF THIS SITE ALL OF A SUDDEN HAS 500 MORE SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL SPACE.

THAT'S THE PURPOSE OF REMOVING THAT.

IN STAFF'S FORMAL RECOMMENDATION, IT WILL INCLUDE THAT REMOVAL, SO WE ASK THAT OF COUNCIL.

TWO DIFFERENT RECOMMENDATIONS, THE PD AMENDMENT P&Z DID RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THIS UNANIMOUSLY AND STAFF IS RECOMMENDING APPROVAL.

THEN THE SECOND HALF, THE COMPANION REQUESTS SPECIFIC USE PERMIT P&Z DID RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THAT ONE AS WELL.

STAFF IS RECOMMENDING APPROVAL INCLUDING THE REMOVAL OF THE FLOOR PLAN FROM THE FINAL ORDINANCE.

I'M ABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE ON THIS, I KNOW THE APPLICANT HAS PREPARED A BRIEF PRESENTATION TO TALK MORE ABOUT THE OPERATION AND USE.

>> COUNCIL, ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FOR MARC AT THIS POINT IN TIME?

>> JUST ONE.

THIS WHOLE AREA WHERE THIS SITE IS, IS LIGHT INDUSTRIAL ALL ALONG PRESTIGE AND THERE'S NO HOUSES ANYWHERE AROUND.

THE NEAREST HOUSE WOULD BE QUITE A DISTANCE AWAY.

>> THERE ARE HOMES ADJACENT TO THE NORTH.

>> OH, WELL, WILLOW CREEK. GOT YOU.

>> I ALSO WANT TO NOTE THE SITE HAS A CURRENT CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY RIGHT NOW AND IT HAS FOR FEW YEARS FOR WAREHOUSING IF STORING OF LIGHT AND IT'S BEEN THERE.

OBVIOUSLY, WE'VE NOT HAD ANY COMPLAINTS COME IN THROUGH THAT, BUT THAT HAS BEEN IN OPERATION SO IT'S JUST EXPANDING IT TO INCLUDE SOME OF THE OTHER RETAIL TASTING OPERATIONS, THINGS LIKE THAT WITHOUT PUTTING [INAUDIBLE]

>> FANTASTIC. THANK YOU.

>> CARL, THE FORMER 9TH BAND IS IN THAT SAME GENERAL FACILITY?

>> YEAH, MINE WAS MORE SO FOR PEOPLE AT HOME HAD AN IDEA OF WHAT THE BUSINESS PARK WOULD LOOK LIKE.

>> I JUST EXPAND ON WHAT CARL WAS JUST SAYING.

I'M GUESSING, THERE'S NO REASON FOR CUSTOMERS GO AROUND THE BACK, JUST THE FRONT.

THEY WON'T GO AROUND WHERE THE HOUSES ARE AND WHATNOT?

>> CORRECT.

>> THERE IS A WALL?

>> THERE'S WALLS DISLOCATION, BUT THE MAIN ENTRANCE IS IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING.

>> I JUST WANT TO POINT THAT OUT.

>> THANK YOU. YOU ARE DONE? GOOD. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, COUNCIL? YOU SAID THE PROPONENT DID WANT TO MAKE A PRESENTATION.

>> YES, SIR. LET ME GET THAT LOADED UP FOR YOU.

>> MY NAME IS WES HOBART, 2595 DALLAS PARKWAY, FRISCO, TEXAS 75034.

I'M GOING TO GIVE A BRIEF PRESENTATION, MAYBE GO INTO SOME MORE DETAIL ABOUT THE USE, SO HOPEFULLY CLEAR UP ANY QUESTIONS AND I'M HERE TO ANSWER AS WELL AFTER THE PRESENTATION.

THIS IS THE EXTERIOR OF THE PROPERTY AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE RIGHT AND INTERIOR SHOT, WE HAVE A FEW MORE OF THOSE IN THE PRESENTATION AS WELL.

OBVIOUSLY MARK WENT OVER THE REQUEST BUT ESSENTIALLY THERE'S NO WINE-MAKING GOING ON SITE, WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE A BAR. ITS MEMBERSHIP ONLY.

ONLY PEOPLE THAT HAVE MEMBERSHIPS CAN ACCESS THE SPACE AND CONSUME WINE THERE AND TYPICALLY IT'S JUST WINE TASTINGS.

IT'S NOT PEOPLE BEING THEIR LATE AT NIGHT.

I THINK MOST OF THE EVENTS THAT THEY HAVE ENDED AROUND SEVEN O'CLOCK, IT'S REALLY NOT WAIT NIGHT USE ANYTHING LIKE THAT THAT'S GOING TO CAUSE A DISTURBANCE FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

ALLEN WOULD BE THEIR FIRST TEXAS LOCATION, THEIR ARIZONA COMPANY.

THEY DO VERY WELL IN ARIZONA.

THEY HAVE THREE LOCATIONS IN PHOENIX, SCOTTSDALE, AND CHANDLER. THEY'RE GREAT.

I MEAN, THEY'RE FANTASTIC. THEY KEEP THEIR WINE IN THE BEST OPTIMAL CONDITIONS, I THINK IT'S 73 DEGREES, 55 IS A VINUM AND 70 PERCENT HUMIDITY, THEY REALLY JUST KEEP GOOD CARE OF YOUR WINE IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE A MEMBER OF THEIR GROUP.

THEY HAVE STORAGE LOCKERS.

YOU CAN HAVE ONE LOCKER THAT HOLD ABOUT 12 CASES OR IF YOU HAVE PRETTY SUBSTANTIAL WINE COLLECTION, OBVIOUSLY, GET ANOTHER LOCKER AS WELL FOR THAT SAME PRICE AS THE FIRST ONE.

THEY HOLD GENERAL MEETINGS AND YOU CAN SEE HERE ON THE SIDE, THESE ARE THE OTHER LOCATIONS, SO THEY REALLY END AROUND EIGHT O'CLOCK.

THIS WAY JUST THAT THEY'LL GO.

I THINK WE'RE AWARE OF THE SITE PLAN.

WE'RE ACTUALLY COMBINING TWO SUITES, SUITE 120 AND 140 AND MOST OF IT'S GOING TO BE STORAGE OF THE WINE, AS MARK SHOWED BEFORE, ABOUT 500 SQUARE FEET FOR THE ACTUAL TASTING AND A LITTLE BIT UNDER 900 SQUARE FEET IS THE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, SO IF YOU'RE COMING IN AND YOU WANT TO MEET WITH A CONCIERGE AND DISCUSS WINE PURCHASES, SHE'S THERE TO DISCUSS AND GO OVER WHAT YOU LIKE AND WHERE TO GET IT FROM.

HERE'S THE INTERIOR, A SMALL KITCHEN, THIS IS THE QUEEN WINE GLASSES, PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD SEATING AREAS FOR PEOPLE TO SIT AND OBVIOUSLY SAMPLE WINE.

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HERE'S THE STORAGE IN THE BACK.

OPTIMAL TEMPERATURES, AS I SAID BEFORE, PERSONALIZED LOCKERS AND IT'S ABOUT 7,000 SQUARE FEET OF STORAGE.

WE BELIEVE IT ALIGNS WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF A NEW BUSINESS FOR ALLEN, GREAT BUSINESS IN MY OPINION, ADDS A LOW IMPACT FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD BEHIND IT.

WE ACTUALLY SEND 30 LETTERS TO ALL THOSE NEIGHBORS IN WILLOW CREEK, DIDN'T GET RESPONSE PRIOR TO PLANNING AND ZONING AND I HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING SINCE THAT.

HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS IF YOU HAVE ANYMORE AND WE ALSO HAVE REPRESENTATIVE FROM VINUM 55 HERE, LISA, AND I BELIEVE SHE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK AS WELL.

>> I DO HAVE A QUICK QUESTION.

YOU SAID A RESTAURANT, ARE WE TALKING JACUZZI BARS, OR WE JUST LEANING ON WINE GLASSES ONLY?

>> NO, THE RESTAURANT'S REALLY JUST MORE OF THE PARKING BECAUSE IT'S I, GUESS, MORE SIMILAR TO THAT USE FOR THE RETAIL ASPECTS AND THAT'S REALLY THE ONLY TYPE OF ACTIVITY THERE WILL BE.

IT'S MORE OF A PARKING ISSUE THAN IT IS FOOD BEING CONSUMED ON SITE AND IF THERE WAS FOOD, IT'S USUALLY CATERED IN THROUGH A CATERING SERVICE, SO IT'S NOT PREPARED OR DONE ONSITE.

>> UNDERSTOOD. THANK YOU.

>> COUNCIL, ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR THE PROPONENT? ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

>> I'M SORRY [NOISE] I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS.

>> IT'S GREAT.

>> I THINK IT'LL BE A GOOD USE FOR ALLEN, WE DON'T HAVE THIS.

JUST TWO DAYS AGO.

I WAS AT CHATEAU STE MICHELLE AND [BACKGROUND] IT'S A GREAT PLACE AND IT'S A SMALL WINE.

THEY HAVE MANY TASTING ROOMS AND I CAN JUST ENVISION THIS USE AS A SMALL TASTING WHERE YOU CAN COME OVER AND SIP AND HAVE SOME CONVERSATION.

TRY NEW WINES, STORE.

I'M JUST EXCITED FOR YOU, THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. WE APPRECIATE IT. IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A MEMBERSHIP, I CAN SIGN YOU UP RIGHT HERE. [LAUGHTER]

>> VEIN AND I, WE ENJOY OUR WINE.

JUST CURIOUS BECAUSE I THINK IT'S A FABULOUS IDEA AS WELL, YOU WILL OFFER UP GROUPS TO COME IN, DO WINE TASTING AND THINGS LIKE THAT, [OVERLAPPING] WHERE PEOPLE CAN MAKE RESERVATIONS LIKE PARTIES UP TO EIGHT OR SO?

>> I BELIEVE THAT THAT IS THE CASE WHERE THEY CAN DO SMALLER EVENTS.

>> WE'LL HOST PRIVATE EVENTS [INAUDIBLE]

>> SHE KNOWS ALL THE MINUTIA OF HOW [OVERLAPPING]

>> WE DON'T ALLOWED MORE THAN 30 PEOPLE, BUT THEY'RE PLANNED AHEAD OF TIME AND WE SEND OUT EMAILS LETTING THEM KNOW WHO'S COMING, WHAT TIME TO BE THERE, AND THEN YOU CAN ALSO HAVE GROUPS COME IN AND PULL WINE FROM YOUR LOCKER AND CONSUME AT THAT POINT, BUT MOSTLY IT'S SMALL GATHERINGS.

>> SOUNDS INTERESTING. I'M EXCITED JUST BECAUSE I JUST HAD A CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE IT FOR THE FIRST TIME TWO DAYS AGO.

>> IT'S NICE TO BRING WINEMAKERS FROM OUT-OF-STATE.

THEY CAN COME IN AND SHOW THEIR PRODUCTS.

>> ARE YOU LISA?

>> EXCUSE ME?

>> ARE YOU LISA?

>> YES. I'M THE MANAGER.

>> COULD YOU GO AHEAD AND GIVE US YOUR ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD?

>> 7200 PRESTON ROAD, PLANO.

I DON'T KNOW THE ZIP CODE, 75024? [LAUGHTER]

>> LAST NAME IS JULIUS?

>> JULIUS, YES.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

>> THANK YOU.

>> ANY OTHER COMMENTS?

>> ONE PAID MEMBER CAN BRING IN HOW MANY?

>> AS MANY AS YOU LIKE.

>> WELL, CAPPING IN. [OVERLAPPING]

>> THERE'S ONLY 30 CHAIRS IN THERE,AND IT'S NEVER FULL.

>> THAT'S EXCITING BUSINESS. APPRECIATE YOU COMING.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> ANY OTHERS? IF NOT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> THANK YOU.

>> GOING TO DO THE PUBLIC HEARING FIRST.

[NOISE] I'LL GO AHEAD AND OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AND ASK ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THIS REQUEST TO PLEASE COME FORWARD AT THIS TIME, PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD.

[NOISE] IF NOT, I'LL GO AHEAD AND CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND TURN THE MATTER BACK OVER TO THE COUNCIL.

ARE THERE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? IF NOT, WE WILL BE VOTING ON THESE ITEMS INDIVIDUALLY, SO I WOULD ASK FOR THE ORDINANCE NUMBER FOR ITEM 5.1.

>> ORDINANCE NUMBER 3894-2-22.

>> DO I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR THIS ITEM?

>> MAYOR, I MAKE A MOTION TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NUMBER 3894-2-22 TO AMEND THE DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS FOR AREA ONE OF PD-3 TO ALLOW A WINERY USE BY SPECIFIC USE PERMIT AT ALLEN BUSINESS CENTER.

>> I'LL SECOND.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND, DOES EVERYONE UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE VOTING ON? IF SO, PLEASE VOTE NOW.

ITEM 5.1 PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

IF I COULD GO AHEAD AND GET THE ORDINANCE NUMBER FOR ITEM 5.2.

>> ORDINANCE NUMBER 3895-2-22.

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>> I'D ENTERTAIN A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR THIS ITEM AS WELL.

>> MAYOR, I'LL MAKE A MOTION THAT WE APPROVE ORDINANCE NUMBER 3895-2-22 AS RECOMMENDED BY STAFF.

>> SECOND.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND, DOES EVERYONE UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE VOTING ON? IF SO, PLEASE VOTE NOW.

[BACKGROUND] ITEM 5.2 PASSES UNANIMOUSLY AS WELL.

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL IN YOUR BUSINESS.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

[5.3 Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Phoenix 1 Restoration and Construction, LLC, for Disassembly, Relocation, and Reconstruction of a Historic Barn from Anna, Texas, to the Allen Heritage Village in the Amount of $326,600.]

>> NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS 5.3, WHICH IS TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH PHOENIX 1 RESTORATION AND CONSTRUCTION, LLC FOR DISASSEMBLY, RELOCATION, AND RECONSTRUCTION OF A HISTORIC BARN FROM ANNA, TEXAS TO THE ALLEN HERITAGE VILLAGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $326,600.

THAT'S ODD. IT'S KATE LISTED ON HERE TO DO THE PRESENTATION.

[OVERLAPPING]. ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER IS GOING TO MAKE THE PRESENTATION. [LAUGHTER].

>> WE'LL DO A QUICK SUBSTITUTION. ALL RIGHT, THAT'S RIGHT.

WELL, GOOD EVENING, MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL, MR. OETTINGER, MS. GEORGE, REBECCA VICE, ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER, HERE TO PRESENT THE ITEM 5.3, WHICH IS A CONTRACT WITH PHOENIX 1 FOR THE DISASSEMBLY, TRANSPORT, AND RECONSTRUCTION OF A HISTORIC BARN FROM ANNA, TEXAS TO THE ALLEN HERITAGE VILLAGE.

BEFORE I JUMP RIGHT INTO THE ITEM ITSELF, I WANTED TO JUST GET A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND TO LEVEL SET BECAUSE THE BARN IS ONE PIECE OF A LARGER PROJECT THAT REALLY HAS BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR OVER 20 YEARS.

WELL, THAT'S NOT HELPFUL.

HERE WE GO. ALL RIGHT.

AS YOU CAN SEE, BEGINNING AS EARLY AS THE 1990S AS AN OUTCOME OF A LEADERSHIP ALLEN PROJECT, THE HERITAGE GUILD AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS IN THE COMMUNITY WERE CONCERNED DURING THAT TIME ABOUT LANDOWNERS WHO WERE SELLING TO DEVELOPERS AND HISTORIC STRUCTURES REALLY HAVING NO PLACE TO GO AND BEING DESTROYED DURING THE PROCESS OF REDEVELOPMENT.

A RESPONSE TO THAT SORT OF OUTCRY FROM THE COMMUNITY, OVER TIME THE HERITAGE VILLAGE WAS ESTABLISHED.

THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF ABOUT 20 YEARS, SEVERAL STRUCTURES WERE LOCATED THERE.

THAT WAS REALLY AN OUTCOME OF A LOT OF EFFORT FROM THE HERITAGE GUILD AS REALLY THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY WHO DROVE THAT EFFORT.

BUT ALSO OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY AND OTHER PARTNERS AND STAKEHOLDERS, INCLUDING THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION HERE IN ALLEN, WHO HELPED FUND A LOT OF THOSE RESTORATION EFFORTS, AS WELL AS THE GUILD THEMSELVES AND OTHER GRANTS.

BY 2016, THERE WAS A RIBBON CUTTING AND THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO MARK THE CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT.

BUT WE KNOW THAT BY 2019, THERE WERE STILL SOME STRUCTURES THAT REMAINED AND THE PROJECT REALLY WASN'T COMPLETE.

AT THAT TIME, MAYOR TERRELL PULLED TOGETHER AN AD HOC COMMITTEE OF MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY TO COME AND REALLY MAP OUT WHAT THAT FINAL MASTER PLAN WOULD BE FOR THE HERITAGE VILLAGE.

THAT EFFORT AGAIN, WAS TO FIRST REALLY FIGURE OUT, TALK AS A GROUP, WHAT IS THE VISION FOR THE HERITAGE VILLAGE? THEN THAT WOULD REALLY INFORM THEIR STEPS FORWARD.

FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE AUDIENCE.

THE VISION FOR THE VILLAGE, AGAIN, IS THAT IT'S AN ENGAGED EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING CENTER FOR KIDS AND ADULTS THAT REALLY CAPTURES THE HISTORY OF ALLEN.

IT'S AN ENHANCED TOURIST DESTINATION THAT'S PROMOTED IN CONNECTION WITH ALL THE OTHER HISTORICAL ASSETS IN THE COMMUNITY, INCLUDING THE HISTORIC DAM AS WELL AS A SOURCE OF COMMUNITY PRIDE.

NOTABLY LOCATED IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT, IT'S ALSO JUST ANOTHER BOON FOR ALL OF THE REDEVELOPMENT EFFORTS THAT CONTINUE TO GO ON THERE TODAY.

THERE WERE A NUMBER OF RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WERE AN OUTCOME OF THEIR EFFORTS, BUT I'M GOING TO FOCUS ON TWO FOR TONIGHT'S CONSIDERATION.

THE FIRST WAS THAT THE AD HOC COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED WHAT WOULD BE THE FINAL MASTER PLAN.

WHAT WOULD INFORM COMPLETION OF THE HERITAGE VILLAGE.

THAT WOULD ALSO INCLUDE OUR PRIORITIZATION OF WHICH STRUCTURES WOULD ACTUALLY BE TOUCHED IF THAT WAS GOING TO BE FUNDED.

I'LL START WITH THE PRIORITIZATION OF THE STRUCTURES AND THAT INCLUDED THE YELLOW FARMHOUSE, THE TENANT HOUSE TO BE RECONSTRUCTED, THE TOOL SHED TO BE RECONSTRUCTED, A NEW PAVILION, AS WELL AS A BARN.

I'VE HIGHLIGHTED THE BARN BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THIS EVENING.

BUT DURING THE ORIGINAL SCOPE OF THE PROJECT, THIS WAS INTENDED TO BE A REPLICA BARN.

BACK IN 2016, WHEN THAT BARN WAS NOT TOUCHED IN THE 2016 RIBBON CUTTING,

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THE DECISION WAS MADE FOR THAT BARN THAT WAS THERE ON THE HERITAGE VILLAGE SITE TO BE DECONSTRUCTED AND ALL OF THE WOOD WAS SALVAGED AND USED FOR DIFFERENT THINGS AS WELL AS STORED IN CASE IT CAN BE USED FOR OUR FUTURE RESTORATION EFFORT.

I'LL NOW GO BACK AND SHOW THAT THIS WAS THE FINAL MASTER PLAN THAT WAS ADOPTED OR RECOMMENDED BY THE AD HOC COMMITTEE AND HIGHLIGHTED OR CIRCLED ON THE MAP IS THE BARN.

AGAIN, THIS WAS INTENDED TO BE AT THAT TIME A REPLICA BARN.

THE SECOND RECOMMENDATION THAT THE AD HOC COMMITTEE PUT FORWARD WAS FINDING THE FUNDING SOURCE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION.

THIS EFFORT AGAIN BEGAN IN 2019, CONCLUDED IN 2020, SO USING THE DOLLARS AND THE ESTIMATES THAT WERE AVAILABLE AT THAT TIME, THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION FUNDED ALL OF THOSE STRUCTURES TO BE ADDRESSED IN A FINAL PROJECT TO THE TUNE OF $2.2 MILLION.

HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND OF THAT, HAD ALREADY BEEN ADDRESSED OR ALLOCATED BY THE CDC FOR THE PAVILION, SO THAT WAS JUST ROLLED BACK INTO THE REST OF THE PROJECT AS A SINGLE PROJECT COME FORWARD OR WE THOUGHT WOULD BE A SINGLE PROJECT [LAUGHTER] TO COME FORWARD.

THE CDC APPROVED THAT REQUEST IN AUGUST OF 2020.

I WILL GO BACK AND SAY AGAIN, THE ORIGINAL BARN THAT WAS ON THE SITE BACK IN 2016 THAT WAS DISSEMBLED, THIS WAS GOING TO BE REBUILT IN A REPLICA AND AGAIN, USING AS MUCH OF THE SALVAGED WOOD IS POSSIBLE.

USING THOSE DOLLARS, WHEN WE WERE PUTTING THE ESTIMATES FORWARD FOR THE AD HOC COMMITTEE'S PURPOSES, THE REPLICA WOULD HAVE COME IN AT ABOUT $236,000 PLUS ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND OTHER SOFT COSTS.

IN THE PROCESS OF BRINGING THIS PROJECT FORWARD THOUGH, HAPPENSTANCE, A BARN IN 2021 OF HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE CAME AVAILABLE IN ANNA, THIS BARN IS MUCH LARGER.

IT WAS ALSO AGAIN AROUND THE SAME TIME PERIOD THAT WOULD'VE BEEN SIGNIFICANT TO THE OTHER STRUCTURES DOWN THERE.

IT WAS ONE THAT ALSO REQUIRED A TIMELINE THAT DID NOT QUITE SYNC UP WITH OUR CONSTRUCTION TIMELINE FOR THE REST OF THE PROJECT.

THAT REALLY FORCED EVERYONE TO TAKE A STEP BACK AND LOOK AT IT AS A STANDALONE PROJECT.

THE BUDGET ALLOCATION OR THE BUDGET REQUEST FOR THIS WOULD BE $326,600, BUT THIS WOULD HAVE TO COME OUT OF THE BUDGET FOR THE TOTAL PROJECT.

BECAUSE THIS WOULD IMPACT POTENTIALLY OTHER STRUCTURES IN THE PROJECT, STAFF MADE A REALLY BIG EFFORT TO REACH OUT TO DIFFERENT STAKEHOLDERS IN THE MAJOR PROJECT TO ASK, ARE WE STILL AGREEABLE TO MOVE FORWARD? WOULD WE PREFER A REPLICA BARN OR ARE WE MORE AGREEABLE TO THE ANNA OPTION? ULTIMATELY THE SUPPORT WAS THERE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE ANNA OPTION AND THEN USE THE REST OF THE PROJECT TO ABSORB OVER THE COURSE OF THE REST OF THE STRUCTURES, THE COST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO.

CAN YOU TELL I DON'T DO THIS VERY OFTEN.

AGAIN, I'LL BACKUP AND JUST SHOW THE PROJECT TIMELINE IN TOTAL.

THE CORE PROJECT IS THE ENTIRE HISTORIC VILLAGE PROJECT.

BELOW THAT IS THE PAVILION, WHICH WE ALREADY KNEW WAS A STANDALONE PROJECT BECAUSE IT'S A NEW STRUCTURE.

BUT BY PULLING OUT THE BARN, WE NOW HAVE A THIRD LANE ROLLING AND THAT WOULD MEAN THAT, AS YOU CAN SEE THERE, THE TRANSPORT OF THE BARN, WE BEGIN IN MARCH, AND THAT'S SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE BY THE MIDDLE OF MARCH, THE LANDOWNER IN ANNA HAS TO HAVE THE STRUCTURE OFF THE PROPERTY BECAUSE THEN IT CHANGES OWNERSHIP HANDS AND THEY WILL BEGIN REDEVELOPING THAT PROPERTY.

AGAIN THAT'S WHY THE TIME CHALLENGE WITH THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE IS WHY WE HAD TO PULL THIS APART FROM THE REST OF THE PROJECT TO BRING IT FORWARD FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

WHEN LOOKING AT THE BIDS, OR THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL, THERE WERE THREE BIDS.

FOUR INITIALLY SUBMITTED, THREE THAT WERE EVALUATED, AND USING THE CRITERIA OF THE PRICE THAT THEY OFFERED TO PERFORM THE SERVICE, THE REFERENCES THEY HAD AVAILABLE, THE QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE WITH SOMETHING AS SPECIALIZED AS DECONSTRUCTING, TRANSPORTING, AND RECONSTRUCTING A STRUCTURE OVER A 100 YEARS OLD.

THEN PROVIDING A DETAILED DESCRIPTION ON WHAT THAT PROCESS WOULD ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE.

FAR AND AWAY, PHOENIX 1 WAS ULTIMATELY THE RECOMMENDED VENDOR TO PERFORM THAT.

THE RECOMMENDATION BEFORE YOU TODAY IS TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH PHOENIX 1 FOR THE DISASSEMBLY, RELOCATION, RECONSTRUCTION OF THE BARN FROM ANNA TO ALLEN'S HERITAGE VILLAGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $326,600.

AGAIN, THAT AMOUNT WOULD BE DRAWN DOWN FROM THE TOTAL $2.2 MILLION ALREADY ALLOCATED FOR THE PROJECT.

WITH THAT, I'LL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE.

>> COUNSEL, ANY QUESTIONS?

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>> YEAH. REBECCA, HOW MANY ALLEN KIDS AND ADULTS UTILIZE THE HERITAGE VILLAGE EVERY YEAR? DO WE HAVE ANY NUMBERS AROUND THAT?

>> I DON'T KNOW THAT I CAN PULL THOSE NUMBERS FOR YOU RIGHT NOW, I COULD PROBABLY GET THAT FROM THE HERITAGE GUILD.

>> HEY, REBECCA. ONE OF THE THINGS WE TALKED ABOUT FACILITIES.

[OVERLAPPING]

>> COULD YOU USE YOUR MIC, PLEASE.

>> I'M SORRY. HERE WE GO.

>> ONE OF THE THINGS WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE STRUCTURE AT STRATEGIC PLAN LAST WEEKEND IS IT'S NOT ONLY JUST SOME VISUAL STRUCTURE, WE PLAN TO USE THAT FOR PROGRAMMING IN THE FUTURE. IS THAT CORRECT?

>> THAT'S CORRECT, YES. THAT'S TRUE OF ALL OF THE FACILITIES THAT WILL BE AT THE VILLAGE, ESPECIALLY THE YELLOW FARMHOUSE.

THE BARN WOULD BE NOW THE SECOND REALLY LARGER STRUCTURE THERE, ESPECIALLY THIS NEW ONE.

>> THANK YOU.

>> DAREN, ARE YOU DONE?

>> I'M DONE WITH QUESTIONS.

>> THAT MIC JUST WANTS TO COME BACK ON.

[LAUGHTER] ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, COUNCIL?

>> I WOULD JUST MAKE A COMMENT THAT I THINK WE'RE VERY FORTUNATE THAT THIS BARN BECAME AVAILABLE BECAUSE YOU SHOWED A PICTURE OF THE OLD BARN AND IT SAT THERE FOR MANY YEARS IN THE WEATHER AND WAS MELTING INTO THE LANDSCAPE.

IF IT WERE RECONSTRUCTED, I DON'T KNOW IF IT WOULD EVER BE WHAT IT COULD HAVE BEEN, AND THIS ONE TURNED OUT TO BE A VERY SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURE HISTORICALLY.

I THINK MORE SO THAN THE ONE THAT WE HAD, AND I GUESS ANNA'S LOSS IS OUR GAIN, IN THIS CASE, BUT I'M REALLY EXCITED TO SEE THAT WE GOT THAT STRUCTURE AND THAT WE'RE ABLE TO ACTUALLY USE IT AND I THINK IT'LL BE A GREAT AMENITY TO THE HERITAGE VILLAGE.

WITH THAT, I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION AND A SECOND.

>> I GUESS TO DAREN'S POINT, I THINK THAT I JUST WANT TO PUT THIS A BIT IN PERSPECTIVE, KIND OF WONDER WHERE THE PUBLIC OUTCRY IS FOR THIS.

BUT MANY CITIES PRESERVE THEIR HISTORY AND I THINK IT'S A GOOD THING TO DO, I'M A HISTORIAN MYSELF, SO I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A FAN OF THE HERITAGE VILLAGE.

HAVING SAID THAT, I THINK MR. MEIS HAS A GOOD QUESTION.

WHAT'S THE TRAFFIC AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

YOU DO A $1.6 MILLION INVESTMENT, YOU DO A $2.2 MILLION INVESTMENT, THAT'S $3.8 MILLION LAST TIME I COUNTED.

WHY DO I LOOK AT THIS AND THINK, YES, I THINK IT'S NECESSARILY IN OUR CITY? I LIKE THE IDEA OF PRESERVING OUR HISTORY AND NOT ONLY THAT, I KNOW THAT WE, AS A CITY AND A CDC, HAVE FUNDED THIS.

IT'S PART OF OUR PLAN, IT'S PART OF OUR CIP PLAN.

IT'S NOT LIKE WE'RE LOOKING FOR MONEY AND WE'RE GOING TO GO BORROW MONEY THAT WE WEREN'T PREPARED TO DO SO THAT WE COULD DO THIS.

IT'S ALL OF A MASTER PLAN.

IT'S NOT A PET PROJECT BUT I LIKE HOW SOME PROJECTS COME HERE AND THEY'RE REALLY BAD BECAUSE I DON'T LIKE THEM OR MY FRIEND DOESN'T LIKE THEM.

BUT HEY, THE CITY LIKES IT AS A WHOLE.

IT'S PART OF THE CIP PLAN, IT'S PART OF WHAT WE'RE PREPARED TO FUND.

WE'RE NOT LOOKING FOR THE MONEY, SO I SAY THIS BECAUSE I WANT TO JUST KEEP IT ALL IN PERSPECTIVE.

WHEN PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AROUND AND WONDERING ABOUT WHY ONE PROJECT GETS APPROVED AND NOBODY'S GOING TO CONTEST THE HISTORY, THE HISTORICAL VILLAGE, NO ONE IS GOING TO CONTEST A DOG PARK, BUT THEY'RE GOING TO CONTEST A REC CENTER EVEN THOUGH THE FUNDING HAS ALL BECOME AVAILABLE AND WE KNOW WHERE IT'S COMING IN AND IT'S DONE IN A FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE MANNER.

I SAY THAT JUST BECAUSE I THINK IT'S A GOOD LESSON TO BE LEARNED.

THESE PROJECTS ARE PLANNED, THEY'RE PART OF THE CIP, THEY'RE PART OF A BIGGER, BROADER PLAN FOR THE CITY AND I APPRECIATE THIS.

I VALUE THE HERITAGE VILLAGE AND I JUST WANTED TO PUT THAT IN PERSPECTIVE AS TO HOW WE MAKE DECISIONS.

I DON'T MAKE DECISIONS BASED ON BECAUSE IT'S MY PET PROJECT.

>> THANK YOU, CHRIS. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, COMMENTS? I SAW DAREN FIRST.

>> NO. GO AHEAD, DAREN. THAT'S FINE.

>> I HAVE A TOUGH TIME GETTING BEHIND THIS.

WHEN I LOOK AT IT AT THE CORE, IT'S $326,000, WHICH IS ABOUT $6.7 MILLION OF RETAIL SALES HERE IN ALLEN TO ACQUIRE THAT AMOUNT THAT GO TO CDC, THAT'S 326 GRAND GIVE OR TAKE A LITTLE BIT.

IT'S NOT A SMALL AMOUNT OF MONEY.

OVERALL IT IS, AND I UNDERSTAND THAT IT'S FUNDED.

TO ME, IT'S ABOUT THE THE INDIVIDUAL PROJECT RIGHT HERE ITSELF,

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NOT THE OVERALL 2.2. I GET IT.

THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED FOR HERITAGE VILLAGE AND I RESPECT THAT.

THE INDIVIDUAL PROJECT IS WHAT I STRUGGLE WITH HERE.

AT THE CORE, WE ARE PAYING $326,000 TO GO TEAR DOWN AN OLD BARN TO MOVE IT TO OUR CITY AND TO RECONSTRUCT IT.

I BELIEVE IT'S ONE OF THOSE ITEMS, IF WE PUT IT UP TO A PUBLIC VOTE ON WHETHER WE SHOULD SPEND $326,000 ON THIS? I BELIEVE THE PUBLIC VOTES THAT DOWN AND THAT'S A GAUGE THAT I TRY TO USE ON THE WAY I VOTE ON A LOT THINGS.

I DON'T THINK THAT THE OVERALL PUBLIC WOULD SUPPORT THIS. THAT'S ALL. THANK YOU.

>> THANKS, DAREN. DAVE WAS NEXT.

>> I JUST WANTED TO SAY, THIS IS SOMETHING, NOT THIS BARN PER SE, BUT THIS WHOLE PROJECT HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE THE '90S, THE VISION OR THE GUILT AND THE PART.

I THINK WE'VE GOT TO LOOK AT IT AS A PART, IT'S NOT A FOR-PROFIT TYPE OF THING.

THE BARN THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TONIGHT IS A VERY UNIQUE BUILDING STRUCTURE FOR US BECAUSE THERE'S NOT A LOT OF THESE OUT THERE.

I TOO STRUGGLE WITH THE PRICE, I REALLY DO, BUT I THINK WITH THE UNIQUENESS OF THIS BUILDING, WITH WHAT WE HAVE IN ALLEN, WHETHER IT'D BE IN HISTORY AND WE'RE PRESERVING IT AS FULFILLING A VISION FROM THE '90S FORWARD, I'D BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO VOTE YES ON THIS.

>> DAVE.

>> I'M GOING TO, IN AN ODD MIX, DISAGREE WITH BOTH DAVE AND DAREN.

IF WE'RE WE ARE GOING TO SPEND PUBLIC MONEY, I THINK WE ALWAYS SHOULD LOOK FOR A WAY TO MAKE A PROFIT IF IT'S POSSIBLE.

BUT AS FAR AS THIS BARN IS CONCERNED, WE'RE NOT ONLY DECONSTRUCTING IT AND RECONSTRUCTING, WE'RE GOING TO BE BASICALLY RENOVATING IT TO A CERTAIN DEGREE AND MAKING SURE THAT IT'S SAFE FOR PEOPLE TO VISIT.

UNLIKE THE 300 AND SOMETHING THOUSAND AND WE SPENT TWO WEEKS AGO ON A CONTRACT FOR DESIGNING ANOTHER BRANCH OF OUR TRAIL SYSTEM, WITH THIS BARN, WE'RE IN A UNIQUE SITUATION OF DO IT OR LOSE IT.

EITHER DO THIS NOW OR LOSE THE MOMENT.

TO MY UNDERSTANDING, SOMEBODY IS VERY MUCH INTERESTED IN THE PROPERTY AND THAT BARN COULD VERY EASILY BE DESTROYED UNLESS SOMEBODY ELSE IS LUCKY ENOUGH TO GRAB IT AND WE HAVE TO DO THIS NOW OR WE LOSE THE OPPORTUNITY. IS THAT ABOUT RIGHT?

>> THAT IS CORRECT.

>> I DON'T LIKE THE PRICE, BUT I'M A CHEAPSKATE.

THAT SAID, I DON'T WANT TO LOSE THE OPPORTUNITY.

>> DAREN, I GUESS TO YOUR POINT, I THINK I UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU'RE COMING FROM.

I GUESS THE THING THAT HELPS ME, EXCEPT IT IS THE FACT, AND REBECCA MENTIONED THIS, IS THAT IT DOESN'T CHANGE THE TOTAL.

WE'RE NOT GOING BEYOND THE 2.25 MILLION THAT IS BUDGETED FOR THIS PROJECT.

IF IT WAS, THEN I'D PROBABLY HAVE A DIFFERENT FEELING TOWARDS IT, AND AS LONG AS WE'RE STAYING WITHIN BUDGET, I CAN ACCEPT THE DIRECTION THAT STAFF IS SUGGESTING.

>> ANY OTHER COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL? I'LL JUST ADD A FEW MORE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

I KNOW WHEN DAREN ASKED A QUESTION ABOUT THE UTILIZATION AT THE HERITAGE VILLAGE, FOR THE MOST PART, A LOT OF THOSE FACILITIES END UP LOCKED UP AND IT'S PROBABLY NOT USED AS MUCH BECAUSE THE VILLAGE ISN'T COMPLETE, WE ONLY HAVE A PIECE OF IT THERE.

I TEND TO THINK THAT SOME OF THESE FARM-RELATED BUILDINGS, ESPECIALLY THE BARN, FINISH IT OFF TO THE POINT WHERE IT CAN BE UTILIZED AT A MUCH HIGHER ELEVATION THAN WHAT IT IS NOW.

BECAUSE THE BARN IS INTENDED TO HOUSE SOME OF THE FARMING IMPLEMENTS AND TOOLS AND MAYBE EVEN ANIMALS OR CHICKENS IN THERE, WHATEVER.

I'VE HEARD THEM TALK ABOUT ALL DIFFERENT OPTIONS.

BUT ONCE THAT STUFF GOES IN AND IT'S FINISHED, THEN WE'RE OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

WHEREAS RIGHT NOW, I DON'T KNOW THAT WE'RE REALLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

WE OPENED FOR AN EVENT HERE, WE OPENED FOR AN EVENT THERE, SOME SCHOOL KIDS DO GO THERE, THEY TAKE A BUS IN AND THEY GO, BUT IT UNTIL IT'S FINISHED, I DON'T THINK WE'LL EVER UTILIZE IT TO ITS FULL POTENTIAL.

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TO ME, I THINK THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT PROJECT FOR THAT REASON.

WITH THAT, I WOULD OPEN IT UP OR ENTERTAIN A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR ACTION ON THIS ITEM.

>> MAYOR, I'LL MAKE A MOTION THAT WE APPROVE ITEM 5.3.

>> SECOND.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND.

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

THIS ITEM PASSES, SIX TO ONE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT COUNCIL.

CONGRATULATIONS, REBECCA.

>> [LAUGHTER] THANK YOU.

>> LET'S GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA,

[5.4 Award Bid and Authorize the City Manager to Execute an Agreement with Criterion Contractors, Inc., for Installation of Parking Lot Walls and Fencing at Police Headquarters in the Amount of $610,000.]

WHICH IS TO AWARD A BID AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH CRITERION CONTRACTORS INC FOR INSTALLATION OF PARKING LOT WALLS AND FENCING AT THE POLICE HEADQUARTERS IN THE AMOUNT OF $610,000.

WE HAVE OUR DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING, CHRIS FLANIGAN, MAKING THE PRESENTATION. GOOD EVENING, CHRIS.

>> GOOD EVENING, MAYOR. THANK YOU FOR THAT INTRODUCTION.

I'M JOINED TONIGHT BY CHIEF HARVEY, ON BEHALF OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, TO PRESENT TO YOU AN AWARD FOR BID ON THE POLICE DEPARTMENT PARKING LOT FENCE AND WALL PROJECT.

WE'RE BASICALLY PICKING UP WHERE WE LEFT OFF LAST MONTH ON JANUARY 11TH, IN WHICH I GAVE A BRIEFING ON THE PARKING LOT PROJECT.

TO RECAP, WHAT BROUGHT US HERE TO THIS DAY, A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY AND PURPOSE.

THERE HAS BEEN A LONGSTANDING DESIRE TO SEGREGATE PUBLIC PARKING FROM EMPLOYEE PARKING OUT AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT PARKING LOT FOR WHICH THERE REALLY IS NO DELINEATION OR BARRIER WHATSOEVER.

PRIMARILY FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN THAT GET OFF SHIFT, PARTICULARLY AT THE LATE HOUR.

INTERMINGLING WITH THE PUBLIC, THOSE THAT ARE BASICALLY MAYBE EVEN LEAVING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FACILITY WITH MAYBE A NEGATIVE ATTITUDE OR PERHAPS OTHERWISE QUESTIONABLE INTENT.

FOR PEACE OF MIND OF OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM AS WELL AS UNSWORN CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES, THERE WAS A DESIRE TO PROVIDE THAT ENHANCED SECURITY BY SEPARATING THE PUBLIC FROM PATROL VEHICLES AS WELL AS EMPLOYEE PARKING.

THERE WAS ALSO A DESIRE TO INCREASE PARKING SPOTS WHEREVER POSSIBLE.

IT'S A TIGHT FIT OUT THERE, BUT WE MANAGED TO FIND A FEW LOCATIONS WHERE WE CAN MEET THAT GOAL.

THEN, OF COURSE, JUST LIKE WITH ANYTHING WE DO ON PUBLIC PROPERTY, EVEN THOUGH IT'S A PUBLIC FACILITY, WE DO HAVE TO ABIDE BY LOCAL CODES, STATE AND FEDERAL GUIDELINES, AND LAWS AND SUCH.

THEN OF COURSE, EXPEDITE DELIVERY.

DELIVER THIS PROJECT AS FAST AS POSSIBLE BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN A PENT UP DEMAND.

IT HAS BEEN A LONGSTANDING INITIATIVE, AND THAT LEADS US TO THE PROCESS THAT HAS EVOLVED BEFORE YOU.

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SUMMER OF 2021, CHIEF HARVEY ASSEMBLED A COMMITTEE OF BOTH SWORN AND UNSWORN EMPLOYEES OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO ESSENTIALLY ARRIVE AT A CONSENSUS FOR WHAT THIS SOLUTION WOULD LOOK LIKE, BECAUSE IT HAD BEEN TALKED ABOUT FOR 10 YEARS OR MORE, AND YET WE HADN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET A CONSENSUS AMONG ALL THOSE THAT WOULD BENEFIT FROM IT, WHAT THAT SOLUTION WOULD LOOK LIKE.

THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT WAS PULLED IN, THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT DOES DELIVER PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LOGISTICS ASSOCIATED WITH FACILITIES PROJECTS, AND SO I MET WITH THE STEERING COMMITTEE PERSONALLY, AND THERE WAS A COLLABORATION OF IDEAS THAT CULMINATED WITH ONE PLAN THAT WAS PRESENTED BY THE STEERING COMMITTEE TO THE CHIEF OF POLICE.

THEN THAT PLAN WITH ENDORSEMENT FROM THE STEERING COMMITTEE, WENT OUT TO THE ENTIRE DEPARTMENT FOR BUY-IN AND CONSENSUS OF WHICH THERE WAS OVERWHELMING SUPPORT TO MOVE FORWARD.

THAT CULMINATED WITH A PRESENTATION TO THE CITY COUNCIL LAST MONTH AT A WORKSHOP PRESENTATION, AND THAT OCCURRED AS AN UPDATE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BIDDING PROCESS, WHICH TOOK THE FORM OF A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS.

WHAT YOU SEE BEFORE YOU ON THIS SLIDE HERE IS ESSENTIALLY THE SAME PLAN THAT WAS PRESENTED AT THE WORKSHOP IN JANUARY IN TERMS OF FORMAT LAYOUT PERIMETER.

THERE HAS BEEN ONE ENHANCEMENT THAT HAS BEEN BROUGHT FORWARD AS A RESULT OF THE NEGOTIATION PROCESS WITH THE PREVAILING VENDOR, CRITERION AND CONSTRUCTION.

LAST MONTH, I PRESENTED TO YOU A FENCE SOLUTION THAT WAS GOING TO BE ALL WROUGHT IRON THROUGHOUT.

WELL, THROUGH THE NEGOTIATION PROCESS WITH CRITERION, WHAT YOU SEE HIGHLIGHTED ON YOUR SCREEN, THE PERIMETER THAT FACES MCDERMOTT AND BUTLER WOULD ACTUALLY BE A PRECAST CONCRETE WALL, OPAQUE, NOT A WROUGHT IRON FENCE, AND THEN THE REST OF THE FENCING INTERIOR WOULD BE SIX FOOT WROUGHT IRON.

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JUST A FEW SLIDES TO CAPTURE THE ATTRIBUTES THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

THIS WOULD BE THE FENCING ALONG THE INTERIOR FACING THE PUBLIC PARKING LOT, AND THEN ALONG MCDERMOTT AND BUTLER WOULD BE AN EIGHT-FOOT MASONRY WALL.

THIS IS A REPRESENTATIVE SLIDE.

THE COLOR'S YET TO BE DETERMINED TO MATCH THE EXISTING BUILDING ARCHITECTURE.

BUT THIS IS FUNDAMENTALLY WHAT WE WOULD BE BUILDING ALONG MCDERMOTT AND BUTLER.

THE ITEM FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IS AN AWARD BID CRITERION CONTRACTORS FOR THE FENCING AND DUMPSTER COMPONENT OF THE PROJECT AT $610,000.

THAT IS ONE COMPONENT OF THE PROJECT TOTAL EXPENSES IN TERMS OF BUDGET.

WE HAVE YET TO HAVE FINAL PRICING ON THE BORING AND FIBER, ALL THE CONDUITS, THE INTERCONNECT, ALL THE GATE MECHANISMS THAT COMMUNICATE TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE GATES, AS WELL AS ALL THE ACCESS CONTROLS, THE INDIVIDUAL LICENSE PLATE READERS, THE KEY PAD DEVICES, ALL THAT HAS TO BE PROCURED AS WELL.

THEN WHILE WE'RE OUT THERE WORKING ON THE PARKING LOT, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT MADE A GREAT SUGGESTION TO GO AHEAD AND UPGRADE THE PARKING LOT LIGHTING TO BE A MORE RELIABLE LED STYLE, AS WELL AS UPGRADE THE CONTROLLER FROM A MANUAL DIAL TO A MORE AUTOMATIC PHOTO CELL SOLUTION.

THAT BRINGS THE TOTAL PROJECT IN UNDER JUST UNDER $800,000.

THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

>> COULD YOU JUMP BACK WITH A PICTURE OF THE WALL? IS THERE ANYTHING THAT'S GOING BE PLACED ON THE TOP OF THE WALL TO MAKE IT LESS SCALABLE? [LAUGHTER]

>> NO. WHAT YOU SEE ESSENTIALLY IS WHAT'S INTENDED.

>> OKAY, THANK YOU.

>> I'M SORRY. THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION. [OVERLAPPING]

>> I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE DONE. I DIDN'T WANT TO CUT YOU OFF.

COUNCIL, ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FOR CHRIS? IF NOT, DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?

>> REAL QUICK. I JUST HAVE SOME COMMENT UNLESS YOU WANT DO THAT LATER.

>> NO. NOW'S THE TIME TO DO IT.

>> I'M HAPPY WITH THIS.

IT'S A GOOD COMPROMISE AND BECAUSE OF COLD, I REALIZED WE COULDN'T DO WHAT WE ORIGINALLY WANTED TO DO, AS WELL AS PRICE, SO I'M SATISFIED WITH THIS.

I'M HAPPY WITH THIS. I THINK IT WILL PROVIDE THE SAFETY AND SECURITY AND THE PEACE OF MIND THAT OUR OFFICERS AND CIVILIANS THAT WORK WITHIN POLICE DEPARTMENT ARE LOOKING FOR.

I'LL BE VOTING YES ON THIS.

>> ANYONE ELSE? IF NOT, I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION AND A SECOND TO APPROVE THIS ITEM.

[BACKGROUND] MOTION, PLEASE.

>> THIS HAS BEEN A CONVERSATION FOR A LONG TIME FOR OUR OFFICERS.

5.5, SIX YEARS, THAT I REMEMBER THE CONVERSATION.

I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD AND GETTING THIS DONE.

ANYWAY, I MAKE A MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO AWARD AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH CRITERION CONTRACTORS INC FOR INSTALLATION OF A PARKING LOT WALLS AND FENCING AT THE POLICE HEADQUARTERS IN THE AMOUNT OF $610,000.

>> I'LL SECOND IT.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

ARE THERE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS? DOES EVERYONE UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE VOTING ON? IF SO, PLEASE VOTE NOW.

>> AWESOME JOB, COUNCIL.

[APPLAUSE]

>> THIS ITEM PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

CONGRATULATIONS, CHIEF.

I HOPE THAT THE POLICE OFFICERS APPRECIATE THIS ADDED SECURITY AT THEIR FACILITY. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> ANYTIME.

>> THE NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA IS OTHER BUSINESS,

[6.1 Calendar.]

SO 6.1 IS THE CALENDAR.

ARE THERE ANY CALENDAR ITEMS?

>> I GOT A COUPLE OF CALENDAR ITEMS. SERIOUSLY I DO.

THE ALLEN ISD EAGLE RUN IS SATURDAY STARTING AT 8:00 AM AT EAGLE STADIUM.

ALSO ON SATURDAY, WE'RE GOING TO CELEBRATE THE RAILROAD HISTORY SAM BASS DAY.

THAT'S A FUN DAY. ALL THIS IS FREE.

SATURDAY FROM 11:30-2:30 PM AT THE HERITAGE CENTER DOWNTOWN.

BE SURE TO STOP AT THE DOWNTOWN, ALLEN BOOTH TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION PLANNING THAT'S ON THE WAY.

>> THEY DO TAKE DONATIONS, JUST TO LET YOU KNOW.

[00:55:03]

>> THANKS FOR THAT. [LAUGHTER]

>> ANY OTHER ITEMS FOR THE CALENDAR? IF NOT ANY ITEMS OF INTEREST?

[6.2 Items of Interest.]

>> I GOT AN ITEM OF INTEREST HERE.

JUST HAPPENED TO HAVE IT. CHANCE GRAVES, ONE OF OUR POLICE OFFICERS.

I GOT IT RIGHT HERE.

HE RECEIVED THE COMMUNITY AWARD FROM THE ALLEN SPECIAL OLYMPICS DURING ITS ANNUAL BENEFIT RECENTLY, OFFICER GRAVES RECEIVES THE COMMUNITY AWARD FOR HIS WORK WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS TEXAS OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS.

HE ALSO SERVES ON THE LAW ENFORCEMENT SPECIAL OLYMPIC TORCH RUN STATE BOARD, REPRESENTING THE NORTH REGION SO CONGRATULATIONS, CHANCE GRAVES [NOISE] [APPLAUSE].

ONE MORE THING, WE'VE GOT THE HOME AND GARDEN SHOW THIS WEEKEND, STARTING ON FRIDAY AND IT'S FREE.

DARREN AND I WE MET AT THE HOME AND GARDEN SHOW LAST TIME AND TALKED A LITTLE SOLAR, BUT THERE'S JUST A VARIETY OF THINGS THERE.

CHECK IT OUT IT'S AT THE EVENTS CENTER AND IT'S FREE.

>> ANYTHING ELSE?

>> NO, THAT'S ALL I HAVE FOR THIS EVENING. OKAY.

>> ANY OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST?

>> SURE.

>> YES, MAYOR AND I DO HAVE AN ITEM.

>> SORRY. GO CHRIS?

>> GO CHRIS.

>> I THINK WE CAN ALL AGREE THAT WE'VE HAD A KIND OF A PARKS AND RECS KIND OF THEME TONIGHT WITH THE WORKSHOP AND THE AWARDS AND SUCH.

SO IN LIGHT OF THAT, I WANTED TO JUST MAKE A POINT THAT LAST NIGHT AT THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION MEETING, BOARD MEETING, THE CDC BOARD MEMBERS WERE PRESENTED THIS LITTLE PAPERWEIGHT WHICH REPRESENTS THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY, OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT DON'T KNOW WHAT THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION IS, MOST OF YOU DO, BUT IT'S A SEVEN MEMBER BOARD OF RESIDENTS THAT HAVE A DESIRE TO SERVE OUR CITY, THAT ARE DEDICATED AND ARE GIVING BACK.

THOSE MEMBERS INCLUDE TOMMY BARRY, WHO'S THE PRESIDENT, TONY BENSON WHO'S THE VICE PRESIDENT.

JEANINE CON THE SECRETARY, RON ALEXANDER, MATT FOSTER AND STACY GONZALEZ, AND THE MAYOR APPOINTED ME AS A COUNCIL MEMBER TO THAT BOARD.

I WANT TO SAY IT'S AN HONOR TO SERVE AMONG THESE DEDICATED INDIVIDUALS.

THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, OF COURSE, GETS THAT $0.005 SALES TAX AND THEY FUND PRIMARILY PARKS AND RECS AS WE ALL KNOW.

AN ANNUAL MEETING IS HELD EVERY MARCH.

IT'S AT TOWN HALL, IT'S OCCURS HERE, RIGHT HERE IN THIS CHAMBER, AND IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT MONTH.

THE CDC MEETINGS ARE THE 3RD MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH AND YOU'RE ALWAYS WELCOME TO COME AND LISTEN.

AT THAT TOWN HALL MEETING PROJECTS WILL BE SUBMITTED BY KATE AND THE PARKS DEPARTMENT BASED OFF OF WHAT WE LEARNED TONIGHT ABOUT FROM THE MASTER PLAN AND ALSO FROM THE INPUT FROM THE SURVEYS THAT WE GET FROM OUR RESIDENTS.

OVER THE 25 YEARS, IT'S REALLY BEEN PARTNERING OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, THE PARKS AND REC, AND ALL THE RESIDENTS COMING TO THESE MEETINGS DOING THESE SURVEYS THAT HAS REALLY, I BELIEVE, MADE THE CITY AS GREAT AS IT IS.

DAN BOWMAN, THE CEO OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, OFTEN SAYS THAT ONE OF THE BEST RECRUITING MECHANISMS AND WHY COMPANIES WANT TO COME HERE IS BECAUSE THEY LIKE THE TRAILS, THEY LIKED THE PARKS, THEY LIKE ALL OF THOSE QUALITY OF LIFE INITIATIVES THAT THIS CITY BRINGS TO ALLEN.

AS WE RECOGNIZE THE 25-YEAR ANNIVERSARY, I THINK IT'S ALSO APPROPRIATE TO TAKE A STEP BACK AND REALLY APPLAUD THOSE THAT CAME BEFORE US THAT HAD THE WHEREWITHAL AND THE FORESIGHT TO FORM THIS ORGANIZATION AND KNOW THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS THAT IT WOULD PRESENT TO US.

BECAUSE IF IT WASN'T FOR THEIR FORESIGHT, THERE IS NO WAY THE CITY OF ALLEN WOULD BE WHAT IT IS TODAY.

I THINK YOU'D ALL AGREE THAT WHEN YOU LOOK AT OUR PARKS AND IF YOU'RE LIKE ME, SOMETIMES YOU'RE JUST IN ALL OF WHAT WE HAVE AS A CITY AND HOW UNIQUE AND HOW MUCH DIFFERENT WE ARE TO OUR NEIGHBORING CITIES.

TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, HAPPY 25TH ANNIVERSARY.

KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.

I KNOW WE'VE GOT GREAT LEADERS, AND I KNOW THAT YOU'LL DO A GREAT JOB GOING FORWARD.

SALUTE YOU. THANKS MAYOR.

>> CHRIS. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

[01:00:02]

I WOULD NOTE THAT MAYOR JOE FARMER WAS ONE OF THE PEOPLE BEHIND PUSHING TO GET THE CDC PASSED AND I KNOW HE WAS EXCITED WHEN IT DID.

>> [LAUGHTER] WHEN I WAS LOOKING AT WHO IS THE FIRST MEMBERS OF THE FIRST COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, DO YOU WANT TO SAY, YEAH [LAUGHTER] CARL, ON THE INITIAL AWARDS.

WAY TO GO CARL, YOU STARTED IT OFF.

>> THANKS, CHRIS. I HAVE A COUPLE OF ITEMS. ONE, WE HAD A PRETTY EXCITING WEEKEND.

SATURDAY, WE HAD THIS BIG HOCKEY GAME BETWEEN FIRE AND ICE.

OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT.

>> FIRE AND ICE?

>> FIRE AND ICE.

ANYWAY. THAT'S WHAT THEY CALL IT.

>> I GOT IT.

>> THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AGAINST THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

THOSE GAMES ARE ALWAYS EXCITING.

IT'S ALWAYS INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT TALENT IS BROUGHT TO THE TABLE.

I KNOW THE POLICE HAS HAD, SOME PEOPLE MIGHT CALL THEM RINGERS, SOME PRETTY GOOD HOCKEY PLAYERS ON THEIR TEAM.

THEY'VE WON THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS.

[BACKGROUND].

[LAUGHTER] I THINK THEY'VE PUT THAT ON THEIR APPLICATION NOW.

BUT IT WAS A REALLY EXCITING GAME.

IT WAS A TIE GAME AT THE END AND THEY HAD A LITTLE SHOOT OUT AND THE FIRE CAME OUT ON TOP IN THE END.

BUT IT WAS A VERY EXCITING GAME.

IT'S ONE OF MY FAVORITE EVENTS TO GO TO EVERY YEAR AND I'M JUST GLAD THAT YOU ALL KEEP DOING THAT AND I HOPE THAT YOU CONTINUE TO DO IT FOR A LONG, LONG TIME. ENJOY THAT.

>> I'M SORRY, CHIEF. WE HAD TO WIN THIS YEAR, SO I'M SORRY ABOUT THAT, WERE ARE ALL FIRED.

>> DO YOU REALLY WANT TO GO DOWN THAT ROAD DAVE? [BACKGROUND]

>> I WOULD SAY THIS.

THE FIRE HAD ONE COACH, THE POLICE HAD TWO COACHES, AND FOR SOME REASON THE ONE COACH OUT-COACHED THE OTHER TWO COACHES [LAUGHTER].

>> THE OLD FACTS, FIRE HAD THREE NON FIREFIGHTERS ON THEIR TEAM.

>> BUT THEY WERE SANCTIONED AND APPROVED, JUST TO LET YOU KNOW.

>> YES [LAUGHTER].

>> ALL RIGHT. MOVING ON.

THE OTHER THING THAT WE DID IS WE HAD PUBLIC ART DEDICATION AT THE EVENTS CENTER ON MONDAY.

THE PERPETUAL FLUX OBJECT IN THE ROTUNDA WAS DEDICATED.

THAT WAS A SPECIAL EVENT AFTER THE GAME, LUNCH WAS SERVED AND WE WERE ABLE TO WATCH THE SIDEKICKS PLAY IN.

THE SIDEKICKS BEAT THE ST. LOUIS TEAM.

SIDEKICKS ARE ACTUALLY A VERY GOOD TEAM.

IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN ONE OF THOSE GAMES, I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THAT YOU GO THERE.

THE OTHER THING I WANT TO INDICATE SECOND MEETING OF THE MONTH, I DO MY CHARITY OF THE MONTH WHERE I DONATE MY MAYOR'S STIPEND INTO THE CHARITY OF MY CHOOSING.

THIS MONTH JUST SO HAPPEN TO BE THE ALLEN SPECIAL OLYMPICS DELEGATION, WHICH IS PART OF THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS OF TEXAS.

AND THEY DO A LOT OF THINGS TO HELP TRAIN BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.

TRYING TO TEACH HIM SPORTS TRAINING, ATHLETIC COMPETITION AND OLYMPIC TYPE SPORTS, AND I WOULD URGE OUR CITIZENS TO CHECK THEM OUT, POSSIBLY VOLUNTEER TO HELP THEM, AND ALSO TO SUPPORT THEM FINANCIALLY IF YOU'RE ABLE TO DO THAT.

THE LAST ITEM IS NOT AS POSITIVE AND THAT IS I JUST WANT TO RECOGNIZE THE PASSING OF A VERY SIGNIFICANT PERSON IN OUR COMMUNITY AND I CAN'T REMEMBER IF IT WAS SENT OUT TO ALL THE COUNCIL MEMBERS.

BUT ELLA JOE ADAMS HAD PASSED AWAY THIS PAST WEEK.

HER FUNERAL IS COMING UP ON FEBRUARY 28TH 1:00 PM AT COTTONWOOD CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH.

SHE GOES WAY BACK IN ALLEN HISTORY WHERE SHE WAS THE FIRST HOME ECONOMICS TEACHER, AT ALLEN HIGH-SCHOOL, AND SHE TAUGHT A LOT OF YOUNG WOMEN HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE.

THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE A LOT OF FOND MEMORIES OF HER AND SHE'S VERY MUCH INVOLVED IN THE ALLEN HISTORICAL GUILD OVER THE YEARS AS WELL, AND HAS SPONSORED SOME SCHOLARSHIPS FOR YOUTH AND I WOULD JUST URGE YOU TO CHECK OUT HER OBITUARY AND FIND OUT ABOUT ALL THE GREAT THINGS THAT SHE'S DONE IN OUR COMMUNITY, AND SHE'S DEFINITELY A PERSON THAT WE WILL MISS.

WITH THAT, ARE THERE ANY OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST? IF NOT, I WOULD THEN ENTERTAIN A MOTION AND A SECOND TO ADJOURN.

>> MOTION TO ADJOURN.

>> SECOND.

>> ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE VOTE NOW.

IT'S UNANIMOUS, WE'RE ADJOURNED.

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.