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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.]

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QUORUM PRESENT. IF EVERYONE WOULD PLEASE STAND AND JOIN US IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

PLEASE BE SEATED. THE NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA IS TO RECEIVE

[3.1 Citizen's Comments.]

CITIZENS COMMENTS.

THAT'S WHERE ANY CITIZEN THAT WANTS TO SPEAK TO COUNCIL ABOUT ANYTHING THAT'S NOT ON THE AGENDA AND NOT SCHEDULED FOR A PUBLIC HEARING, THEY CAN DO SO AT THIS TIME.

I WOULD JUST REMIND PEOPLE THAT THERE IS A THREE MINUTE TIME LIMIT FOR INDIVIDUALS THAT COME UP AND SPEAK DURING THIS TIME FRAME.

I HAVE A CARD FROM A SONYA TURNER.

I THINK, SONYA, IF YOU COULD COME FORWARD, PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD. GOOD EVENING.

I AM SONYA SNOWDEN TURNER AND I LIVE AT 1225 RAINFOREST LANE HERE IN ALLEN, TEXAS.

THIS IS A VERY IMPROMPTU, LIKE 15 MINUTES TO GET HERE KIND OF THING, BUT I'VE LIVED IN ALLEN SINCE 1989.

I MOVED TO THE WEST SIDE WHEN I LITERALLY COULD SEE THE MCDONALD'S ON 75 FROM MY BACK YARD. I'VE HAD THE MOST JOYOUS TIME LIVING HERE.

MY CHILDREN WERE STUDENTS AT ALLEN HIGH SCHOOL.

MY DAUGHTER WAS THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN JUNIOR AND SENIOR CLASS PRESIDENT AT ALLEN HIGH SCHOOL. AND MY KIDS ARE VERY SUCCESSFUL.

I COME TO YOU TONIGHT WITH A COUPLE OF MY NEIGHBORS THAT ARE HERE AS AN APPEAL, A DIRECTION AND A VOICE OF WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT OUR NEIGHBOR, AND IT'S SAD TO SAY IT'S NOT A WITCH HUNT.

AND REALLY, I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT DIRECTION I'M GOING.

IT'S JUST TO HEAR A VOICE FOR YOU ALL TO HEAR.

WE LIVE ON RAINFOREST LANE.

I'M SURE THE CITY HAS SEEN BUDGET ITEMS OF A PERSON THAT LIVES THERE.

IF I GIVE THE ADDRESS, I'M NOT SURE IF I'M AT LIBERTY TO DO THAT, BUT IT HAS BEEN AN EYESORE AND COST TO THE TAXPAYERS OF ALLEN, TEXAS.

THE CITY HAS CLEANED THE PROPERTY ONCE AND THEY'RE ON THEIR WAY TO DO IT AGAIN.

WE HAVE EXPERIENCED SEVERAL THINGS, AND NOW WE'RE IN THE MIDST OF A SOCIAL MEDIA BATTLE WITH SEVERAL COMMUNITIES, NOT JUST HERE IN ALLEN, BUT THROUGHOUT ALLEN AND MCKINNEY AND PLANO, WITH FEEDBACK FROM INDIVIDUALS THAT THINK WHAT'S HAPPENING THERE IS OKAY.

WE'VE BEEN INUNDATED WITH RODENTS, SNAKES.

WE HAVE, SOME OF OUR IMMEDIATE HOMEOWNERS THAT HAVE LOST THE PROPERTY VALUES ON THEIR HOME. ONE OF THE HOMEOWNERS IN PARTICULAR HAD HER HOUSE APPRAISED AT $80,000 LESS THAN WHAT IT COULD SELL IN THIS MARKET RIGHT NOW.

TO GIVE YOU SOME EXAMPLES OF WHAT'S HAPPENED, THE RESIDENT IN PARTICULAR HAD A HOUSE LEAK, HAS BEEN PROBABLY LEAKING FOR TWO YEARS, WHICH GIVES ME A CONCERN ABOUT WHO'S WATCHING THE WATER METERS.

BUT THEY HOOKED THE WATER HOSE UP, DUG A TRENCH, PUT IT UP NEXT TO THE NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE, AND IT IMPACTED THEIR FOUNDATION.

ON ANY GIVEN WEEK, SHE PROBABLY REMOVES 4 TO 5 RODENTS OUT OF HER SWIMMING POOL.

SO I HAVE PICTURES AND I WASN'T PREPARED TO BRING THAT PIECE, BUT MR. [INAUDIBLE], WITH THE CODE ENFORCEMENT, HAS BEEN VERY HELPFUL TO US.

WE HAVE AN HOA THAT IS SAYING THAT IT'S THE CITY'S RESPONSIBILITY, BUT WHAT'S GOING ON RIGHT NOW, I THINK THAT [INAUDIBLE] SOME PEOPLE APPEAR TO BE IN SUPPORT OF IS THE UKRAINE EFFORT, BECAUSE IF YOU DRIVE BY 1229 RAINFOREST LANE ANY NIGHT AND BEFORE A DAY IN THE MORNING, IT'S BLASTING WITH THE SYMBOLS OF UKRAINE.

THAT INCIDENT HAPPENED, IT STARTED ON CHRISTMAS-- THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS THAT THE DESIGN WENT UP, ONLY THAT UKRAINE IS GOING ON NOW, THAT HAS BEEN A MOTIVATION TO DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. WE'RE AT YOUR BECK AND CALL.

I THINK MR. [INAUDIBLE] IS GOING TO BE SPEAKING WITH SOME OF YOU ALL BY END OF THE WEEK, BUT WE NEED SOME ACTION FROM THE CITY.

WE'RE LOSING THE [INAUDIBLE]--. WE CAN'T SELL OUR HOUSES.

AND IT'S AN IMPACT--.

IT'S AN EYESORE. NOWHERE IN ALLEN, TEXAS, LOOKS LIKE THAT, AND IF AFTER THE MEETING IS OVER, I HAVE A CAMERA FULL OF PICTURES THAT I WOULD LOVE TO SHARE.

AND IF YOU ALL WOULD TAKE THE TIME TONIGHT JUST TO DRIVE BY, GO THROUGH THE ALLEY AND LOOK, TALK TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO SEE WHAT'S GOING ON.

WE HAVE DRIVE-BYS AT NIGHT.

WE HAVE ACTIVITY IN THE ALLEY.

YOU KNOW, THE HALLOWEEN EVENT OF THE DAY WAS NASTY TOILETS WITH SKELETONS SITTING ON TOP, WATER RUNNING OUT. THE SUMMER EVENT WAS MOLDED HOT TUBS.

SO I LOVE TO TALK, BUT I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT I LOVE ALAN, TOO.

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AND IF YOU PASS BY AND JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THIS HOUSE AND TAKE INTO ACCOUNT WHAT YOU READ ON SOCIAL MEDIA, IT'S NOT ALL THAT'S THERE.

NOWHERE IN ALAN, TEXAS, LOOKS LIKE THAT HOUSE.

THANK YOU, SONYA.

I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THIS.

SINCE THIS ISN'T AN AGENDA ITEM, IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE CAN'T DISCUSS.

YES SIR. BUT WE CAN REFER IT TO THE CITY MANAGER.

ACTUALLY, THERE WAS AN EMAIL SENT TO US THIS PAST WEEK THAT INCLUDED PICTURES.

SO I THINK SOME OF US HAVE A MENTAL IMAGE OF WHAT IT IS THAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT, AND THERE IS SOME DISCUSSION WITHIN THE CITY ABOUT HOW WE CAN HANDLE THAT, BUT WE'LL REFER THAT TO OUR CITY MANAGER.

WE HAVE BEEN VERY OPEN AS NEIGHBORS OFFERING FINANCIALLY AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT WE COULD TO OFFER TO DO THINGS TO HELP THE NEIGHBORS.

IT'S NOT BEEN ANYTHING THAT WE HAVEN'T HAD AN INHUMANE ACTION OR HEART ABOUT, BUT WE'VE JUST REACHED A CONCLUSION THAT, YOU KNOW, THEY ASKED THEM TO TAKE IT DOWN BY MONDAY.

IT'S STILL THERE. SO IT'S ONE OF THESE THINGS, NOW TELL ME WHAT TO DO.

SO WE'RE APPEALING TO YOU ALL.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

APPRECIATE IT. IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO SPEAK TO THE COUNCIL AT THIS POINT IN TIME? IF YOU'RE GOING TO SPEAK, YOU NEED TO COME UP HERE, STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD. MY NAME IS ALI YAMIN, I LIVE AT 1227 RAINFOREST LANE.

WE MOVED IN IN FEBRUARY 20TH OF 2006.

THE PERSON IN QUESTION MOVED IN ONE OR TWO YEARS AFTER THAT.

IT WAS A VERY PEACEFUL ENVIRONMENT TO LIVE IN AND RAISE OUR FAMILIES, BUT NOT SINCE THAT PERSON MOVED IN.

AND YES, IT'S NICE TO COME AND SEE WHAT'S GOING ON DURING THE EVENING, BUT I HAVE THE PLEASURE OF LOOKING. HIS BACKYARD IS JUNKYARDS ARE MORE ORGANIZED AND SET UP THAN WHAT THIS HOUSE IS.

AND IT'S A NIGHTMARE.

IT'S A 24/7 ISSUE, AND I HAVE TO SAY THAT ALLEN POLICE HAS NOT BEING HELPFUL. I HAVE CALLED THEM EMERGENCY NUMBER BECAUSE I WALKED IN ONE SUNDAY, THERE IS A FRAME OF A CAR WITH FOUR WHEELS.

THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO DOORS, TRUNK, ENGINE SITTING.

I CALL THIS POLICE DEPARTMENT, THEY DIDN'T WANT TO COME IN.

FRUSTRATION, I FINALLY SAID, THIS IS MY ADDRESS.

YOU WANT TO COME, COME.

DON'T WANT TO COME, DON'T COME.

SO A FEW MINUTES LATER, I SAW THE POLICE CAR AND THIS CAR IS NOT EVEN BY THE CURB.

IT'S MIDDLE OF THE STREET.

SO THE POLICEMAN SAID THAT HE DIDN'T COME OUT OF THE CAR, BUT HE SAID THAT HE HAD TO WAIT 48 HOURS BEFORE THEY COULD MOVE THE CAR.

WHY? THIS IS NOT A CAR.

THERE IS NO LICENSE PLATE.

THERE'S NOTHING TO IT EXCEPT A PIECE OF METAL ON A WHEEL.

SO THIS HAS BEEN--.

THEY SEEM TO BE HIS MOTHER TOLD MY WIFE THAT ALLAN POLICE LOVES HIM, FOR SOME REASON.

IF I DO A THOUSANDTH OF WHAT HE'S DONE, I WOULD BE IN JAIL FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE, BUT SOMEHOW HE IS, YOU KNOW.

SO THAT'S--.

SO THERE'S MORE TO IT THAN JUST SOME LIGHTS GOING ON.

THIS IS NOT THE ISSUE ONLY.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING.

AND WE'RE NOW AWARE OF THIS AND WE'RE WORKING ON A STRATEGY TO TRY TO REMEDY IT.

I HOPE SO. THAT'S THE BEST I CAN TELL YOU FOR NOW.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

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

[3.2 Presentation of Proclamations by the Office of the Mayor.]

THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS TO TAKE CARE OF SOME PROCLAMATIONS AND TO RECEIVE AN AWARD, AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A PRESENTATION FROM THE LIBRARY BOARD.

SO FIRST WE HAVE A PROCLAMATION TO CELEBRATE PURCHASING MONTH.

SO IF THERE ARE OTHER INDIVIDUALS IN THE AUDIENCE HERE THAT ARE WITH THE CITY'S PURCHASING OFFICE, PLEASE COME FORWARD.

WE WOULD CERTAINLY LIKE TO RECOGNIZE Y'ALL.

WANT TO RECOGNIZE PURCHASING MONTH, BUT ALSO RECOGNIZE THE GREAT JOB THAT YOU ALL DO FOR OUR CITY. THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, SO FROM THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR, CITY OF ALLEN, WE HAVE A PROCLAMATION.

WHEREAS PURCHASING AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS, THROUGH THEIR COMBINED

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PURCHASING POWER, SPEND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS EVERY YEAR AND HAVE A SIGNIFICANT INFLUENCE UPON ECONOMIC CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

AND WHEREAS, THE PURCHASING DIVISION OF THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT PLAYS A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CITY OF ALLEN.

AND WHEREAS, THE PURCHASING STAFF ARE MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GOVERNMENTAL PURCHASING, PUBLIC PURCHASING ASSOCIATION OF NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS AND THE COLLIN COUNTY GOVERNMENTAL PURCHASERS FORUM, WHICH ENGAGE IN SPECIAL EFFORTS DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH TO INFORM THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ROLE PLAYED BY THE PURCHASING PROFESSION IN BUSINESS, INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, KENNETH M.

FULK, MAYOR OF CITY OF ALLEN, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM MARCH 2022 AS PURCHASING MONTH.

[APPLAUSE]. [INAUDIBLE] Y'ALL JUST WANT TO HOLD THAT IN THE MIDDLE.

OKAY. SO I'LL JUST INTRODUCE OUR GROUP HERE.

I'M ELLEN ATAIE, I'M THE PURCHASING MANAGER HERE AT THE CITY OF ALLEN, AND WITH US TODAY IS OUR PURCHASING DIVISION: TIM MASSEY, PURCHASING ANALYST; EVA BADALI, CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR; AND [INAUDIBLE] BUYER.

WE'RE HERE WITHIN CITY HALL ON THE SECOND FLOOR.

SO ANY INDIVIDUALS OR BUSINESSES WANTING TO LEARN HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE CITY OF ALLEN CAN FIND INFORMATION ON OUR WEB PAGE, REGISTER FOR OUR E-BIDDING SYSTEM.

AND I'D ALSO LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT FOR THE 21ST YEAR IN A ROW, WE RECEIVED THE AWARD FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT AND EXCELLENCE IN PROCUREMENT ADMINISTERED BY THE NPI ORGANIZATION.

SO 21 YEARS IN A ROW WE'VE RECEIVED THIS AWARD AND IT RECOGNIZES ORGANIZATIONS THAT DEMONSTRATE COMMITMENT TO INNOVATION, PROFESSIONALISM, PRODUCTIVITY, PROCUREMENT AND LEADERSHIP ATTRIBUTES.

SO WE'RE VERY PROUD OF BEING ABLE TO RECEIVE THIS FOR THE CITY OF ALLEN AND RECOGNIZED PURCHASING MONTH.

WOW. GREAT. [APPLAUSE] WOULD YOU LIKE . HEY EVERYBODY, TIM MASSEY.

AS SHE SAID, PURCHASING ANALYST.

I'M HAPPY TO BE A BOARD OF THE TEAM AND WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO CONTINUED SUCCESS.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

CONGRATULATIONS. [APPLAUSE] THANK YOU.

NEXT, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A PROCLAMATION IN REGARDS TO LIBRARY WEEK.

SO IF THERE ARE ANY REPRESENTATIVES OF EITHER THE LIBRARY BOARD, THE LIBRARY STAFF OR PEOPLE FROM THE ALLEN LIBRARY ENDOWMENT FUND, YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME FORWARD AND BE RECOGNIZED AS PEOPLE THAT HELP MAKE OUR LIBRARY WHAT IT IS.

[APPLAUSE] I TRIED TO CAST A WIDE NET TO MAKE SURE I GOT ALL OF YOU UP HERE.

[LAUGHTER] SO.

SO WITH THAT, FROM THE OFFICE OF MAYOR, CITY OF ALLEN, PROCLAMATION.

WHEREAS LIBRARIES PROVIDE FREE ACCESS TO ALL AS A PART OF THE FRAMEWORK OF THE AMERICAN DREAM AND AMERICAN DEMOCRACY.

AND WHEREAS, IN TIMES OF ECONOMIC CHALLENGES, OUR NATION'S PUBLIC SCHOOL AND ACADEMIC LIBRARIES MAKE A DIFFERENCE MORE THAN EVER IN THE LIVES OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS.

AND WHEREAS, LIBRARIES ARE PLACES FOR OPPORTUNITIES AND NEW BEGINNINGS PROVIDING BOOKS, PROGRAMS AND ONLINE RESOURCES TO ENCOURAGE LITERACY, CONTINUING EDUCATION AND LIFELONG LEARNING. AND WHEREAS, THE ALLEN PUBLIC LIBRARY PLAYS A VITAL ROLE IN MAINTAINING AND ENHANCING THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE ALLEN COMMUNITY FOR CITIZENS OF ALL AGES AND BACKGROUNDS. AND WHEREAS, THE ALLEN PUBLIC LIBRARY CAN HELP YOU DISCOVER A WORLD OF KNOWLEDGE IN PERSON AND ONLINE, AND PROVIDE PERSONAL SERVICE AND ASSISTANCE IN FINDING WHAT YOU NEED WHEN YOU NEED IT.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, KENNETH M.

FULK, MAYOR OF CITY OF ALLEN, TEXAS, COLLIN COUNTY, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM APRIL 3RD TO THE 9TH AS LIBRARY WEEK.

[APPLAUSE] GIVE THIS TO Y'ALL IN THE MIDDLE.

HOLD THAT UP.

[LAUGHTER] AND IF ANY OF Y'ALL HAVE ANYTHING THAT YOU'D LIKE TO SAY?

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THANK YOU, MAYOR FULK.

WE HAVE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE HERE TONIGHT.

SOME OF THEM YOU PROBABLY ALREADY RECOGNIZE.

WE HAVE OUR VICE CHAIR FROM THE LIBRARY BOARD, MAROBA ZOELLER, LIBRARY BOARD MEMBER REKHA MATHAI, LIBRARY BOARD MEMBER LAURA WOOTEN.

I'M GOING TO INTRODUCE THE STAFF PROBABLY AFTERWARDS BECAUSE I HAVE A COUPLE OF THINGS TO SAY.

KIND OF IN THE BACK WE HAVE ENDOWMENT BOARD VICE PRESIDENT JEANIE SCHULMEISTER, LIBRARY BOARD MEMBER KIMBERLY HINTON, LIBRARY LIBRARY BOARD CHAIR SCOTT PHILLIPS, BEHIND HIM, KIND OF BARELY SEE HER, ANNE FRENCH WHO IS ON THE ENDOWMENT BOARD, EILEEN TOLLETT, WHO'S PRESIDENT OF THE ENDOWMENT BOARD, AND THEN LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST, SOME OF THE STAFF THAT I GET TO WORK WITH EVERY DAY, CINDY DEBOER STANDING BEHIND EILEEN TOLLETT, WHO'S ONE OF OUR SENIOR LIBRARIANS.

AND BEHIND SCOTT IS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR CLAUDIA WAYLAND.

KIND OF IN THE FRONT, RIGHT IN FRONT OF SCOTT, IS YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN ALISSA TUDOR, AND THE NEXT TO HER IS OUR FAIRLY NEW [INAUDIBLE] YOUTH SERVICES MANAGER [INAUDIBLE] AND EMILY PLAGENS, WHO'S THE ONE WHO PUTS TOGETHER OUR AWARD APPLICATION PACKET EVERY YEAR WHERE WE'VE RECEIVED THE PACKET.

AND SO I JUST WANT TO MENTION THAT THE LIBRARY STAFF WHO'S HERE TONIGHT, INCLUDING MYSELF, HAVE SERVED THE PEOPLE OF ALLEN FOR A COMBINED TOTAL OF OVER 50 YEARS, AND SO I THINK THAT'S FAIRLY SIGNIFICANT.

IT IS. [APPLAUSE] EVERYBODY GOOD ? CONGRATULATIONS. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

AND THEN I THINK YOU HAVE ANOTHER AWARD TO PRESENT.

[3.3 Recognition of the Allen Public Library for Receipt of the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association 2021 Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award.]

IF Y'ALL WANT TO JUST STAY UP HERE, AND THEN THAT WAY YOU CAN JUST BE A PART OF THIS AS WELL.

MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS, CITY MANAGER, CITY SECRETARY, NEIGHBORS AND COLLEAGUES, I WANT TO CONGRATULATE OUR FRIENDS IN PURCHASING, WHOM WE CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT, FOR RECEIVING 21 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE IN PURCHASING.

WE HAVE BEEN AWARDED OUR 8TH ANNUAL, OR CALL IT ANNUAL NOW BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN AN ANNUAL, ACHIEVEMENT OF EXCELLENCE IN LIBRARIES AWARD.

AND THE REASON THIS IS SIGNIFICANT FOR US IS BECAUSE THIS IS BASICALLY AWARDED BY A GROUP OF OUR PEERS, PEOPLE WHO WORK IN PUBLIC LIBRARIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF TEXAS, PRIMARILY LIBRARY DIRECTORS.

AND THOSE ARE REALLY THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW YOU THE BEST AND KNOW WHAT YOUR OPERATION SHOULD LOOK LIKE, WHAT YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS SHOULD LOOK LIKE, AND SO FOR THEM TO SAY THAT WE DESERVE THIS, I THINK THAT'S ESPECIALLY MEANINGFUL.

AND SO IT'S THE TEXAS MUNICIPAL LIBRARY DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION, WHICH IS PART OF THE TEXAS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE, WHO AWARDS THIS EVERY YEAR.

AND I WILL SAY ALSO THAT IN THE EIGHT YEARS AND EMILY CAN ATTEST TO THIS, THE CRITERIA HAS CHANGED THROUGH THE YEARS, AND SO IT'S NOT THE SAME.

YOU CAN'T JUST LIKE CHANGE THE DATES ON THE APPLICATION FORM AND TURN IT BACK IN AGAIN NEXT YEAR. THERE'S ALWAYS NEW WRINKLES EVERY YEAR, AND EMILY HAS DONE A GREAT JOB IN PUTTING THE PACKAGE TOGETHER FOR US.

AND EVERY YEAR WE RECEIVE IT, WE'RE ESPECIALLY GRATIFIED BECAUSE WE'RE DOING IT ON BEHALF OF ALL THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN ALLEN AND ALL THE PEOPLE WE SERVE AT THE LIBRARY.

[APPLAUSE] CONGRATULATIONS.

AND THANK EACH OF YOU FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO FOR OUR LIBRARY AND OUR COMMUNITY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK Y'ALL.

MIC] THANK YOU, MAYOR FULK.

[3.4 Presentation of the Library Board's Annual Report by Board Chair Scott Phillips.]

DOES THIS AUTOMATICALLY PULL UP THE PRESENTATION? AWESOME. OKAY.

GOOD EVENING, MAYOR FULK, CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS, CITY STAFF AND FELLOW ALLEN RESIDENTS.

MY NAME IS SCOTT PHILLIPS AND I'M THE CHAIR OF THE LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD.

IT'S MY PRIVILEGE TO PRESENT THE LIBRARY BOARD'S 2021 ANNUAL REPORT.

BEFORE I BEGIN, I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE MY FELLOW LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS, MANY WHO ARE HERE WITH US TODAY.

REKHA HAS BEEN PART OF THE BOARD SINCE 2013.

KIMBERLY HAS BEEN ON THE BOARD SINCE 2014.

I JOINED IN 2017.

MAROBA HAS BEEN WITH US SINCE 2018, LAURA IN 2019 AND ADYNA IN 2020.

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BRYCE FARLOW IS OUR NEWEST MEMBER, I DON'T KNOW IF BRYCE IS HERE TONIGHT, WHO JOINED IN 2021, AND WE'D LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR EAGERNESS TO SERVE.

[APPLAUSE] SO OUR ROLE IS TO ADVISE, REPRESENT AND ADVOCATE. THE BOARD ADVISES THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE LIBRARY DIRECTORY ON TOPICS RELATED TO THE LIBRARY AND PROVIDES INPUT FROM A COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVE.

WE REPRESENT THE LIBRARY WHEN ATTENDING COMMUNITY EVENTS AND ADVOCATE FOR THE LIBRARY, SHARING THE LIBRARY'S MISSION AND VISION, AND BRING AWARENESS TO ALL THE SERVICES AND RESOURCES THE PUBLIC LIBRARY HAS TO OFFER.

IT'S JUST NOTED THE LIBRARY HAS RECEIVED THE TEXAS MUNICIPAL LIBRARY DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION ACHIEVEMENT OF EXCELLENCE IN LIBRARIES AWARD FOR THE EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR, AND AS JEFF SAID THE FACT THAT THAT AWARD IS GIVEN OUT BY PEERS IS SIGNIFICANT.

TEXAS MUNICIPAL LIBRARY DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION IS AN AFFILIATE OF THE TEXAS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE. OF THE 565 PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN THE STATE, ONLY 59 RECEIVED THE AWARD IN 2021.

SOME SIGNIFICANT STATISTICS FROM 2021, A SNAPSHOT.

AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE SCREEN, DUE TO THE ONGOING PANDEMIC, THE LIBRARY OFFERED VIRTUAL PROGRAMS, TAKE AND MAKES, AND GRAB AND GO BAGS FOR PART OF 2021.

IN LIEU OF IN-PERSON TEEN VOLUNTEERS, THE LIBRARY ORGANIZED COMMUNITY SERVICE SUPPLY DRIVES THAT BENEFITED THE ACO AND THE ANIMAL SHELTER.

THE FACILITY RESUMED FULL HOURS OF OPERATION AND IN-PERSON GROUPS IN 2021.

AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE SLIDE BEFORE COVID 19, THE LIBRARY SAW 420,000 VISITORS IN FISCAL YEAR 2019.

FOLLOWING THE DECLINE DURING THE PANDEMIC VISITS ARE EXPECTED TO DOUBLE THIS YEAR TO 300,000 AND TO FURTHER INCREASE IN THE YEARS TO COME.

SOME OF THE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS.

LAST YEAR, THE LIBRARY CONTINUED TO OFFER STORYTIMES MOVING FROM VIRTUAL TO IN-PERSON, AS WELL AS THE LIBRARY AFTER DARK MYSTERY PROGRAM FOR ADULTS, SUMMER AND WINTER READING CLUBS, A VIRTUAL TEEN ANIME CON, AND VIRTUAL CULTURAL EVENTS FOR ADULTS.

THE LIBRARY ALSO SUBSCRIBED TO CHECKERS LIBRARY TV FOR WEEKLY LITERACY BASED EPISODES FEATURING THE ADVENTURES OF CHECKERS, THE INVENTOR AND HIS SIDEKICK, SNOOZER.

THE LIBRARY ALSO OFFERED ARTS AT APL, ART ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES, WITH TAKE AND MAKE KITS TO PROVIDE THE SUPPLIES NEEDED TO DO THE ACTIVITIES AT HOME.

THESE WERE SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE ALLEN PUBLIC LIBRARY.

THE FALL FESTIVAL.

THE FALL FESTIVAL WAS THE LIBRARY'S FIRST BIG OUTDOOR EVENT IN 2021.

IT WAS SPONSORED IN PART BY THE NORTH TEXAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT AND FEATURED THE NTMWD MASCOT, OTIS THE OTTER AND A SPECIAL GUESTS FROM THE CITY OF ALLEN WATER CONSERVATION SPECIALIST, FRIENDS OF THE ALLEN PUBLIC LIBRARY, THE ALLEN LIBRARY ENDOWMENT FUND, THE ALLEN FIRE DEPARTMENT, ALLEN POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE ALLEN ANIMAL SHELTER, KEEP ALLEN BEAUTIFUL, THE ALLEN PARKS AND RECREATION REV VEHICLE, THE GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTHEAST TEXAS, ALLEN ISD, EARLY CHILDHOOD PTA, AS WELL AS A RECYCLING TRUCK FROM CWD, A PETTING ZOO AND FREE KONA ICE.

OVER 750 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE CARNIVAL STYLE EVENT.

STORYWALKS. THE LIBRARY'S YOUTH SERVICES STAFF CONTINUE TO PROVIDE OUTDOOR EARLY LITERACY ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES WITH THE STORYWALKS.

PATRONS PROVIDED FEEDBACK AND PHOTOS OF THEIR CHILDREN ENJOYING THE BOOKS THROUGH A GUEST BOOK ON THE LIBRARY WEBSITE.

SOME OF THE PHOTOS THAT YOU SEE HERE.

LIVE ON STAGE. THE CULTURAL ARTS TEAM CONTINUED TO PROVIDE ON STAGE PERFORMANCES IN THE CIVIC AUDITORIUM, SHIFTING FROM BROADCASTING VIRTUAL LIVE ON ACTV AND FACEBOOK TO PROVIDING HYBRID VIRTUAL LIVE VIEWING EXPERIENCES FOR ATTENDEES.

THE LIBRARY PRESENTED OVER 35 BIG NAME AND BIG ENERGY EVENTS ON STAGE IN THE AUDITORIUM.

THERE ARE NEW DIGITAL COLLECTIONS.

THE LIBRARY ADDED NEW DIGITAL MAGAZINE COLLECTIONS FROM CLOUD LIBRARY NEWSSTAND IN EARLY 2021. THE LIBRARY ALSO ADDED COMICSPLUS IN JUNE OF 2021, PROVIDING ACCESS TO DIGITAL COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR ALL AGES.

IN ADDITION TO NEW DIGITAL MAGAZINES AND DIGITAL COMICS, THE LIBRARY IS ALSO ADDED THE WORLD LANGUAGE BOOK AND FILM COLLECTIONS, ADDED BLU RAYS TO THE POPULAR BINGE BOX COLLECTION, ADDED A SCANNING STATION FOR PUBLIC USE, GRAB AND GO BAGS FOR FAMILIES

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LOOKING FOR AT HOME EDUCATIONAL AND FUN ACTIVITIES, AND MONTHLY TEEN LIT BOXES THAT PROMOTE LOCAL BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS AS WELL AS HIGHLIGHT BOOKS IN THE TEEN BOOK COLLECTION. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

THE LIBRARY WORKED WITH SEVERAL EXTERNAL ORGANIZATIONS IN 2021.

LOCAL TEENS EARNED HOURS BY DONATING SUPPLIES TO THE ANIMAL SHELTER AND ACO, AS MENTIONED IN A PREVIOUS SLIDE.

THE LIBRARY SUPPORTED THE ALLEN ANIMAL SHELTER WITH PET TUG TOYS ACTIVITY IN THE SUMMER OF 2021 AND THE LIBRARY REGULARLY PROMOTED ANIMALS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE. CERA AND CECE FROM THE DINOSAUR COMPANY RECEIVED HONORARY ALLEN PUBLIC LIBRARY CARDS FOR THE NATIONAL LIBRARY CARD SIGNUP MONTH IN SEPTEMBER OF 2021.

THE COURTYARD CONTINUED TO BE AT TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE EXTENSION, EARTH KIND RESEARCH AND DEMONSTRATION GARDEN WITH THE HELP FROM THE CITY OF ALLEN AND THE COLLIN COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS AND THE LIBRARY WAS HONORED TO BE THE SITE FOR THE MISSING MAN TABLE CEREMONY IN SEPTEMBER OF 2021, WORKING WITH THE VFW AUXILIARY POST 2195.

FOR GRANTS. THE LIBRARY RECEIVED A GRANT FROM THE US INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SCIENCE AND TEXAS STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES COMMISSION TO PARTNER WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS TO DIGITIZE ALLEN AMERICAN ISSUES FROM 1972 THROUGH 1984 AND TO HAVE THE COLLECTION PUBLICLY AVAILABLE ON THE PORTAL, THE TEXAS HISTORY WEBSITE.

THE LIBRARY RECENTLY REAPPLIED FOR ANOTHER TEXTREASURES TO CONTINUE THIS PROJECT.

TEXAS COMMISSION ON THE ARTS GRANTS.

THE LIBRARY ALSO RECEIVED THREE TEXAS COMMISSION ON THE ARTS GRANTS TO BRING STORYTELLER BERNADETTE NASON, PERCUSSIONIST MARK SHELTON AND MUSICAL ACT THE TEXAS GYPSIES TO THE LIBRARY FOR LIVE VIRTUAL PERFORMANCES.

ALL RIGHT. DISCUSSING THE EXPANSION PHASE ONE TIMELINE.

AT THE TIME OF THE LIBRARY BOARD PRESENTATION IN 2021, THE INTERVIEWS HAD JUST BEEN COMPLETED FOR PHASE ONE FINALISTS.

I'M HAPPY TO REPORT THAT THE STEERING COMMITTEE WORKED WITH ARCHITECTS AND LIBRARY STAFF TO MOVE THE PROJECT FORWARD.

ON APRIL 13TH OF 2021, THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED AN ARCHITECTURAL CONTRACT WITH HIDELL ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS FOR $260,900 FOR CONCEPTUAL DESIGN, FLOORPLANS, LANDSCAPING AND EXTERIOR ELEVATIONS.

IN MAY OF 2021, MAYOR FULK APPOINTED THE LIBRARY EXPANSION STEERING COMMITTEE TWO LIBRARY BOARD MEMBERS LAURA WOOTEN AND REKHA MATHAI ARE ON THAT COMMITTEE.

THE COMMITTEE BEGAN THEIR WORK IN MAY, IN JULY AND AUGUST OF 2021, MORE THAN 1300 ALLEN RESIDENTS RESPONDED TO AN ONLINE SURVEY TO IDENTIFY FUTURE NEEDS, 400 IN THE FIRST WEEK.

THE STEERING COMMITTEE MET TO REVIEW THE PUBLIC SURVEY RESULTS AT THE END OF AUGUST.

AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER AND EARLY OCTOBER, THE STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS VISIT PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN ARLINGTON, BEDFORD, COPPELL, MCKINNEY.

COPPELL AND MCKINNEY INCLUDED EXPANSION AND RECONFIGURATION COMPONENTS COMPARABLE TO ALLEN'S PROJECT.

THE STEERING COMMITTEE MET IN OCTOBER TO REVIEW OBSERVATIONS FROM THE LIBRARY TOURS.

BETWEEN NOVEMBER OF 2021 AND FEBRUARY OF 2022, THE ARCHITECTS DEVELOPED AND REVIEWED DESIGN CONCEPTS RESPONSIVE TO THE IDENTIFIED COMMUNITY NEEDS AND PRIORITIES WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE PROJECT.

ON FEBRUARY 22ND, 2022, A FOLLOW UP SURVEY WITH A CURRENT CONCEPTUAL DESIGN WAS RELEASED FOR PUBLIC RATING AND COMMENTS, AND THE THE SURVEY IS STILL ONLINE THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH AND HAS HAD HUNDREDS OF RESPONSES.

IS THAT RIGHT, JEFF? CLOSE TO 700 CURRENTLY.

CURRENTLY. MOVING TO PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT THE LIBRARY.

PATRONS SHARED THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE LIBRARY AND APPRECIATION FOR HOW THE LIBRARY ADAPTED, AND WAS STILL ABLE TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY DURING THE PANDEMIC, IT SAYS, WHEN WE MOVED HERE 14 YEARS AGO.

THE SECOND THING I CHECKED OUT AFTER THE SCHOOLS WAS THE QUALITY OF THE LIBRARY.

THE FREE ACCESS TO AUDIO BOOKS WAS A TRUE BLESSING FOR MY DYSLEXIC SON, I TRULY BELIEVE THAT ALL THOSE AUDIO BOOKS WE CHECKED OUT ARE WHY HE'S STILL A READER AS A YOUNG ADULT.

THE ALAN PUBLIC LIBRARY IS A FABULOUS ASSET TO OUR COMMUNITY AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT EXPAND. NOW, JUST AS A PERSONAL NOTE FOR MYSELF AS A LIBRARY CHAIR, ONE OF THE REASONS

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WHY I'M INVOLVED WITH THE LIBRARY BOARD IS THE IMPORTANCE THAT LIBRARIES PLAYED FOR ME WHEN I WAS A YOUNG KID.

YOU KNOW, THE LIBRARY FOR ME WAS THE MCKINNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY, AND IN ALL HONESTY, EVERY TIME WE WENT, YOU KNOW, IT WAS A WHOLE NEW WORLD OPENING UP.

AND THAT'S PROBABLY WHAT LED ME TO BE AN EIGHTH GRADE ENGLISH TEACHER, WHICH I HAVE BEEN NOW FOR 27 YEARS.

I THINK IT'S SIGNIFICANT THAT, YOU KNOW, I LOVE GOING TO A PLACE OF WORK WHERE LITERALLY THE CENTER OF OUR BUILDING, EVERYTHING RUNS THROUGH THE LIBRARY.

AND I REMEMBER ONE TIME WHEN THEY WERE-- WE HAD A BUILDING REDESIGNED AND IT OPENED BACK UP WHERE EVERYTHING, ALL THE TRAFFIC FLOWS THROUGH THE LIBRARY.

AND THERE WERE SOME PEOPLE, SOME FACULTY MEMBERS AND THINGS THAT ARE LIKE, HEY, ARE WE SURE WE WANT EVERYBODY WALKING THROUGH THE LIBRARY? WHAT IF SOMEBODY PICKS UP BOOKS OR THEY WALK OUT WITH BOOKS AND I'M LIKE, OH MY GOD.

AND WHAT IF THEY READ THEM? AND WHAT IF THEY COME BACK FOR MORE? [LAUGHTER] WLL, WE'RE REALLY GOING TO HAVE A BIG PROBLEM ON OUR HANDS.

BUT I THINK IT SENDS AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO OUR YOUTH THAT IN OUR SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES PLAY A BIG PART. AND I THINK FOR THE PUBLIC, HAVING A VITAL PUBLIC LIBRARY SENDS A STRONG MESSAGE. IN THE PROCLAMATION THAT YOU READ, MR. MAYOR, IT MENTIONED ABOUT THE ROLE THAT LIBRARIES PLAY FOR DEMOCRACIES, AND I THINK THEY'RE ESSENTIAL, NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT IT PROVIDES BOOKS FREE OF CHARGE.

AND, YOU KNOW, I ALWAYS LOVE WHEN I GO INTO THE LIBRARY WATCHING THE DIFFERENT PEOPLE COME IN AND SEEING THE SAME EXCITEMENT ON YOUNGSTERS FACES THAT I HAD WHEN I WAS A KID THAT WENT TO THE LIBRARY.

AND IF I HAVE TO BE HONEST, I THINK THE FISH AQUARIUM WAS PROBABLY JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE BOOKS, BUT IT WAS STILL A WONDERFUL PLACE TO GO.

IN CONCLUSION FOR THE REPORT, THERE'S A BRIEF VIDEO THAT HAS THREE OTHER BOARD MEMBERS SHARING THEIR THOUGHTS ABOUT THE LIBRARY.

I AM A LIFELONG USER AND LOVER OF THE LIBRARY.

AS A CHILD, MY MOTHER BROUGHT ME TO THE LIBRARY TO ENJOY THE PROGRAMING AND TO CHECK OUT BOOKS. AND IN FACT, WE EVEN USED THE LIBRARY BEFORE GOOGLE.

WHEN WE HAD A RANDOM QUESTION AT THE DINNER TABLE, SHE WOULD PICK UP THE PHONE, CALL THE REFERENCE DESK AND GET THE INFORMATION WITHIN 20 TO 30 MINUTES SO OUR CURIOSITY WAS SATISFIED, AND THAT'S WHAT THE LIBRARY DOES.

IT HELPS US SATISFY OUR CURIOSITY.

IT GIVES US REFERENCE MATERIAL.

IT GIVES US FABULOUS FICTION BOOKS THAT WE CAN CHECK OUT AND ENJOY, AND IT GIVES US PROGRAMING. SO WE ARE DOING A GREAT JOB IN THE ALLEN LIBRARY AND I'M EXCITED TO BE A PART OF IT AND TO ENJOY THE PROGRAMING AND TO ENJOY THE BOOKS IT OFFERS.

LET'S TALK FOR A MINUTE ABOUT THE DOWNTOWN DARE TO DREAM PROJECT AND ITS CONNECTION TO THE ALLEN LIBRARY. SO THE ALLEN LIBRARY IS ALREADY DOWNTOWN.

IT'S PART OF THAT, IT'S AN ANCHOR FOR THE DOWNTOWN AREA.

59% OF THE PEOPLE WHO COME TO DOWNTOWN COME TO THE LIBRARY.

SO WE'RE A REAL DRAW, AND ALSO THAT MEANS THAT ANY BUSINESSES THAT OPEN UP IN OUR NEW VISION FOR THE DOWNTOWN ARE GOING TO--.

I MEAN, WE FLOAT ALL BOATS.

BEING A PART OF THAT--.

THAT LIBRARY BEING A PART OF THAT IS EXTRAORDINARILY IMPORTANT.

AND BECOMING--.

THE EXPANSION GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE CONTEMPORARY.

AS A LIFELONG LEARNER, I RELIED ON LIBRARIES TO PROVIDE THE BOOKS AND RESOURCES I NEEDED TO ADVANCE MY EDUCATION AS WELL AS TO ENTERTAIN ME.

I WAS AN AP ENGLISH TEACHER, SO MANY OF THE ASSIGNMENTS FOR MY STUDENTS INVOLVED SESSIONS IN THE LIBRARY.

AS I JOINED BOOK CLUBS, I RUSHED TO THE LIBRARY TO BEAT THE OTHER CLUB MEMBERS TO THE NOVELS ON THAT LIST.

THE CURBSIDE PICKUP THAT OUR LIBRARY PROVIDED DURING THE COVID RESTRICTED TIMES WERE LIFESAVERS FOR ME.

I KEPT THOSE RUNNERS VERY BUSY AND THEY GOT TO KNOW ME BY NAME.

I APPLIED TO SERVE ON THE LIBRARY BOARD, HOPING I COULD ADD VALUE AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE BOARD AND ITS SUPPORT OF OUR LIBRARY.

IN SO DOING, I HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH ABOUT THE MANY PROGRAMS AND OFFERINGS OF OUR LIBRARY.

AS JEFF TIMBS PRESENTS AT OUR QUARTERLY MEETINGS, THE CIRCULATION REPORTS AND THE FOOT TRAFFIC REPORTS, THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS FOR EACH PROGRAM, IT HAS BECOME EVEN MORE OBVIOUS TO ME HOW IMPORTANT THE LIBRARY IS TO EVERY AGE GROUP IN THIS COMMUNITY.

SO IN CONCLUSION, I LIKE TO ECHO WHAT MAROBA SAID THE VITAL IMPORTANCE OF THE LIBRARY TO THIS COMMUNITY. IT MAKES ME FEEL GREAT TO LIVE IN A CITY THAT VALUES THE LIBRARY.

I APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT IN LISTENING TO THE EXPANSION PLANS, I MEAN, IT SOUNDS WONDERFUL AND WE APPRECIATE ALL THAT YOU GUYS DO.

AND THEN I'D LIKE TO FINISH BY GIVING A PUBLIC RECOGNITION TO JEFF AND HIS STAFF FOR ALL THAT THEY DO. THANK YOU.

[APPLAUSE] HEY, MAYOR, I'D LIKE TO ADD, I KNOW CHRIS WAS ON THE INTERVIEWING COMMITTEE BACK THEN AND [INAUDIBLE], BUT JUST INTERVIEWING

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THE LIBRARY BOARD MEMBERS AND JUST LISTENING TO THEIR PASSION ABOUT THE LIBRARY AND BOOKS. AND SCOTT, I REMEMBER YOUR STORY LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY.

WE SAT IN THAT ROOM OVER THERE AND YOU SHARED YOUR PASSION AND WE LOOKED AT EACH OTHER AND SAID, YOU KNOW, I THINK HE NEEDS TO BE ON THE LIBRARY BOARD.

[LAUGHTER] SO JUST THANK YOU ALL FOR WHAT YOU ALL HAVE DONE.

YOU'VE BEEN A GOOD GROUP.

JEFF, YOU KNOW, YOUR LEADERSHIP'S AWESOME.

WE ALL KNOW HOW YOU OPERATE, AND OUR LIBRARY IS A BIG PART OF OUR COMMUNITY, AND IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT WE DO REALLY GOOD AGAIN.

REALLY GOOD. SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] THANK YOU, SCOTT.

THAT WAS A VERY THOROUGH AND DETAILED REPORT.

AND I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU HIGHLIGHTING ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU DID.

UNTIL YOU DO THAT REPORT, WE REALLY DON'T UNDERSTAND FULLY HOW MUCH Y'ALL DO AS A PART OF THE LIBRARY BOARD, AND WE DEFINITELY APPRECIATE ALL YOUR EFFORTS.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT.

[4. Consent Agenda.]

NEXT ON OUR AGENDA, WE HAVE THE CONSENT AGENDA.

AND THE CONSENT AGENDA IS WHERE WE TYPICALLY WOULD ADDRESS ITEMS THAT ARE ROUTINE OR NON-CONTROVERSIAL. AND SO WITH THAT, I WILL GO AHEAD AND HAVE THE CITY SECRETARY, SHELLEY GEORGE, READ THESE ITEMS INTO THE PUBLIC RECORD.

FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.

PLEASE REFER TO THE POSTED AGENDA FOR FULL DETAILS.

AGENDA ITEM 4.1, APPROVE MINUTES OF THE MARCH 8TH COUNCIL MEETING.

AGENDA ITEM 4.2, AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF ELECTRICAL SERVICES FOR FACILITY MAINTENANCE FROM BOYD OPERATING COMPANY AND RRE FOR AN AMOUNT OF $130,000 ANNUALLY.

AGENDA ITEM 4.3, AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF A TORO REELMOWER FROM PROFESSIONAL TURF PRODUCTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $110,699.

AGENDA ITEM 4.4, AWARD BID AND AUTHORIZE A CONTRACT WITH KNIGHT EROSION FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE CREEK BANK STABILIZATION PROJECT IN THE AMOUNT OF $520,245.

AGENDA ITEM 4.5, AWARD BID AND AUTHORIZE A CONTRACT WITH ACIS FOR THE INSTALLATION OF AIR HANDLERS AT ALLEN POLICE HEADQUARTERS IN THE AMOUNT OF $260,855.

AND AGENDA ITEM 4.6 SET AUGUST 19TH-20TH OF 2022 AS THE DATES FOR THE CITY COUNCIL BUDGET WORKSHOP. THANK YOU, SHELLEY.

SO THOSE ARE THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS. COUNCIL, DOES ANY MEMBER WISH TO REMOVE ANY ITEM FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA? MR. MAYOR, I'D LIKE TO PULL 4.4, PLEASE.

ALL RIGHT. WE HAVE 4.4 REMOVED.

ARE THERE ARE ANY OTHER DESIRES TO REMOVE ANY OTHER ITEM FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA? IF NOT, THEN I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO APPROVE ALL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS EXCEPT FOR ITEM 4.4.

MAYOR, I'LL MAKE THE MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS READ MINUS ITEM NUMBER 4.4.

SECOND.

ALL RIGHT. WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

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

THOSE ITEMS PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT.

[4.4 Award Bid and Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Knight Erosion, Inc., for the Design and Construction of the Creek Bank Stabilization Project along Cottonwood Creek and Watters Branch Creek in the Amount of $520,245.]

NOW BACK TO ITEM 4.4.

COUNCIL MEMBER SHAFER? THAT'S OKAY. THE ONLY REASON WHY I WANTED TO PULL THIS, MR. MAYOR, IS BECAUSE THE CONSENT AGENDA IS ROUTINE, AND EVEN THOUGH THIS IS ROUTINE, IT IS A HIGH DOLLAR AMOUNT, HALF A MILLION DOLLARS, AND THAT'S NOT VERY ROUTINE.

IT IS NEEDED, AND I AGREE WITH IT.

I JUST WANTED TO PULL IT TO POINT OUT THAT EVEN THOUGH IT'S A ROUTINE ITEM, IT'S A HALF MILLION DOLLARS AND IT'S MAINTENANCE AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO DO.

WITHOUT IT, WE COULD BE LOOKING AT, YOU KNOW, SPENDING THREE, FOUR OR EVEN FIVE TIMES THE AMOUNT DOWN THE ROAD.

LIKE I SAID, THE ONLY REASON I WANT TO PULL IT, BECAUSE HALF A MILLION DOLLARS IS NOT ROUTINE. BUT I DO SUPPORT IT.

I SEE OUR CITY ENGINEER IN THE AUDIENCE.

CHRIS FLANIGAN, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME FORWARD JUST TO EXPLAIN BRIEFLY WHAT THIS ITEM IS ALL ABOUT AND ITS PURPOSE, I THINK THAT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL.

GOOD EVENING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

CHRIS FLANAGAN, DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING.

ITEM 4.4 HAS BEEN BROUGHT FORWARD FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION, WHICH IS NOTABLE ON A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT LEVELS, ONE OF WHICH IS THAT ANY TIME YOU HAVE A RIVER COURSE, WATERCOURSE, STREAM CROSSING THROUGH THE COMMUNITY SUCH AS THIS, WE'VE GOT A NUMBER OF CREEKS THAT TRAVERSE THE COMMUNITY.

THE PATH THAT WATER TAKES CAN SOMETIMES BE UNPREDICTABLE AND WITH AN EVER INCREASING IMPERVIOUS SURFACE AREA TO THE COMMUNITY, AS THE COMMUNITY CONTINUES TO GROW AND MATURE,

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THE TRAVEL OF THAT WATER CAN BE MORE AND MORE UNPREDICTABLE.

WE HAVE TWO LOCATIONS ON TWO DIFFERENT STREAMS THAT HAVE CAUSED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO THE BANKS THAT NORMALLY CONTAIN THE CREEKS.

AND I WOULD SUBMIT TO THE COUNCIL THAT OFTENTIMES EROSION CAN BE A PERPLEXING PROBLEM, AND AT THE ONSET, ANY KIND OF EROSION WHATSOEVER CAN BE SEEN AS HARMFUL OR DANGEROUS.

I'D SUBMIT TO YOU THAT THAT'S NOT ALWAYS THE CASE.

THERE'S EVIDENCE OF EROSION THAT OCCURS THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY THAT IS HARMLESS.

IT'S NATURE'S FINDING ITS EQUILIBRIUM OR FINDING ITS WAY.

IN THESE TWO PARTICULAR LOCATIONS, WE'VE BROUGHT IT FORWARD TO YOU TO APPROVE A SOLUTION, BECAUSE WATER LINES THAT CROSS THOSE TWO LOCATIONS ARE IN JEOPARDY OF BEING UNDERMINED.

AND AS COUNCILMEMBER CORNETTE SAID, THAT DAMAGE, IF ALLOWED TO CONTINUE, COULD BE EXTREMELY COSTLY BY COMPARISON TO WHAT WE'VE SUBMITTED TO YOU TODAY.

THE SECOND THING THAT'S NOTEWORTHY ABOUT THIS ITEM IS THE PROCUREMENT OR DELIVERY METHOD IN WHICH WE'RE BRINGING THIS TO YOU.

RATHER THAN PAYING A DESIGN ENGINEER OR BRINGING FORWARD A DESIGN CONTRACT TO DESIGN IT AND THEN SPEND MONEY ON THAT AND THEN TAKE IT OUT TO BID, SO TO SPEAK, AND HAVE THE CONSTRUCTION COMMUNITY PROVIDE PRICING ON THAT.

WE'VE ACTUALLY CONSOLIDATED THOSE TWO STEPS INTO ONE, AND IT'S CALLED A DESIGN BUILD.

THERE'S TWO ADVANTAGES TO THIS PROCUREMENT METHOD, WHICH MOST RECENTLY HAS ONLY BEEN MADE AVAILABLE TO US BECAUSE WE'RE A POPULATION OF OVER 100,000.

BY COMBINING THOSE TWO STEPS TOGETHER, WE'RE ABLE TO EXPEDITE DELIVERY OF THE SOLUTION AND TWO, YOU COMBINE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DESIGNER WITH THE CONTRACTOR INTO ONE CONTRACT. SO AT THE END OF THE DAY, IF THE SOLUTION DOESN'T WORK, YOU DON'T END UP WITH A DESIGNER POINTING AT A CONTRACTOR AND A CONTRACTOR OR A DESIGNER.

YOU'VE GOT ONE ENTITY TO GO TO.

SO THOSE ARE THE TWO FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ACTION ITEM, WHICH YOU'VE SO APTLY PUT WE HAVE TO ADDRESS.

AND SO I HOPE THAT'S SUFFICIENT AND SUCCINCT ENOUGH FOR WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR, MAYOR.

I DIDN'T MEAN TO PUT YOU ON THE SPOT.

I APOLOGIZE ABOUT THAT, BUT I JUST WANTED TO POINT OUT, I MEAN, YES, IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE PERFORM THIS TASK.

I JUST FELT IT WITH THE PRICE TAG THAT WAS ON IT THAT MAYBE WE NEEDED TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT MORE AND JUST IF NOTHING ELSE, WHY ARE WE DOING IT, FOR EVERYONE TO UNDERSTAND.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, CHRIS.

BEFORE CHRIS SITS DOWN, ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR CHRIS WHILE HE'S UP HERE? IF NOT, IS THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE ITEM? SINCE THERE IS NONE, THEN I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION AND A SECOND TO APPROVE ITEM 4.4.

MAYOR I'D LIKE TO APPROVE ITEM NUMBER 4.4.

I'LL SECOND DOES EVERYONE UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE VOTING ON? IF SO, PLEASE CAST YOUR BALLOT NOW.

THE ITEM PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT.

[5.1 Motion to Accept the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report.]

NEXT, WE WILL MOVE ON TO AGENDA ITEM 5.1, WHICH IS TO RECEIVE THE FISCAL YEAR 20-21 ANNUAL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN REPORT, WHICH WILL BE PRESENTED BY SARA DEMPSEY.

AND I WOULD JUST MAKE A COMMENT THAT I BELIEVE IT'S CARL, CHRIS AND DARREN THAT SERVE ON OUR FINANCE AUDIT COMMITTEE THAT WAS PARTICIPATING IN THE REVIEW OF THIS DOCUMENT BEFORE IT WAS RECEIVED BY THE COUNCIL, SO.

THAT'S CORRECT, MAYOR, AND TONIGHT, WE'RE GOING TO PRESENT TO YOU MAYOR, MAYOR PRO TEM AND THE REST OF THE COUNCIL AND THE CITY MANAGER, THE CITY'S ANNUAL COMPREHENSIVE FINANCIAL REPORT. I BELIEVE THAT YOU HAVE TWO DOCUMENTS IN FRONT OF YOU THIS EVENING.

THE FIRST IS THE THICKER DOCUMENT, IT'S THE CITY'S ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT, AND THEN YOU HAVE A SECOND DOCUMENT, WHICH IS A DOCUMENT THAT IS SPECIFIC TO THE GRANTS THAT THE CITY HAS RECEIVED OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS RELATED TO THE ENVIRONMENT THAT THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN IN.

THE CITY HAS RECEIVED CARES ACT FUNDING AS WELL AS SOME OTHER FUNDING, AND THIS REPORT DOCUMENTS SOME OF THAT.

I DO WANT TO DIRECT YOUR ATTENTION, IF I CAN, TO ONE PAGE IN THE CITY'S ANNUAL COMPREHENSIVE FINANCIAL REPORT, AND THAT IS-- I'LL DIRECT YOUR ATTENTION TO PAGE 19, IF YOU'D LIKE, AND THEN WE WILL TURN IT OVER TO SARA DEMPSEY.

BUT BEFORE I DO THAT, I DO WANT TO MENTION AND COMMEND OUR PURCHASING DEPARTMENT ONCE AGAIN. AS YOU CAN SEE TONIGHT, WE HAD SEVERAL ITEMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA AND YOU CAN SEE THE VALUE THAT THEY BRING TO THE TABLE.

THEY'RE ALSO VERY INVOLVED IN THE PRODUCT THAT WE HAVE BEFORE US TONIGHT AS WELL.

WE DO HAVE AN AWARD WINNING FINANCE TEAM.

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AND I WANT TO MENTION TO YOU THAT THIS IS THE 22ND YEAR THAT THIS CITY WILL RECEIVE ITS ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT.

WE WILL SUBMIT FOR THE 23RD ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT ONCE THE COUNCIL RECEIVES THIS DOCUMENT TONIGHT. SO ON PAGE 19, I WANT TO DIRECT YOUR ATTENTION TO THE TOTAL COLUMN.

FOR THE AUDIENCE AND FOR THE PUBLIC, WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT ARE BASICALLY THE CITY'S ASSETS, THE CITY'S LIABILITY, AS WELL AS THE CITY'S NET POSITION, WE CALL A NET POSITION.

IF YOU'RE IN PRIVATE AMERICA OR IN A CORPORATE ENVIRONMENT, THAT'S ACTUALLY THE CITY'S EQUITY POSITION.

SO I WANT TO SAY THAT THIS CITY TURNED OVER ITS BOOKS TO SARA DEMPSEY AND WEAVER AND TIDWELL. WHEN WE TURNED OVER THE BOOKS, THE CITY HAD $861,126,783 IN ASSETS. WE ALSO HAD LIABILITIES OF $215,274,463, AND WE HAD A NET EQUITY POSITION OF $647,175,402.

SO IF YOU KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT FINANCE, GENERAL RULE OF THUMB, IS YOU LIKE TO HAVE ASSETS TO DEBT OF ABOUT 2 TO 1, AND YOU CAN SEE THAT THE CITY IS IN SOLID FINANCIAL CONDITION THERE. WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO TURN OVER TO SARA DEMPSEY, SHE'S BEEN THE CITY'S AUDITOR FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

SHE'S PREPARED A PRESENTATION FOR US TONIGHT FOR YOU GUYS TO TALK ABOUT THE WORK THAT SHE'S DONE ON BEHALF OF WEAVER AND TIDWELL.

AND WE DO, I DON'T WANT TO STEAL HER THUNDER, BUT WE DID GET A GOOD REPORT TONIGHT.

THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING, MAYOR, COUNCIL THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME TONIGHT.

I AM HAPPY TO BE HERE TO REPORT A GREAT AUDIT.

WE MET WITH THE AUDIT COMMITTEE IN EARLY MARCH.

I WENT THROUGH THE DETAILS PRETTY THOROUGHLY.

WE ISSUED THE REPORT FEBRUARY 17TH, WHICH IS ABOUT ONE MONTH EARLIER THAN PRIOR YEAR.

SO DEFINITELY COMMEND THE FINANCE GROUP FOR THAT BEING READY AND JUST READY TO GO AND ISSUE QUICKLY. SO WE REALLY APPRECIATE THE HARD WORK THAT WENT INTO IT.

I'LL DO AN INTRODUCTION, GO THROUGH OUR AUDIT PROCESS, THE RESULTS AND SOME FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS, AND THEN I'M HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE.

MY NAME IS SARA DEMPSEY, I'M THE PARTNER ON THE AUDIT AND BRENT YOUNG IS THE SENIOR MANAGER, AND WE HAVE QUITE THE TEAM THAT COMES OUT HERE DURING INTERIM AND DURING FINAL FIELD WORK, WHICH OCCURS IN THE SUMMER AND THEN RIGHT AFTER YEAR END TO DO THE AUDITS.

WE FOLLOW THE AUDITING STANDARDS THAT ARE REQUIRED, THAT'S THE GENERALLY ACCEPTED AUDITING STANDARDS AND THE GENERALLY ACCEPTED GOVERNMENT AUDITING STANDARDS.

LIKE MR. PHILLIS MENTIONED, WE HAD A SINGLE AUDIT THIS YEAR.

THE CITY EXPENDED MORE THAN $750,000 OF FEDERAL AWARDS, SO THAT GOES-- WE AUDIT THAT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE UNIFORM GUIDANCE, AND THEN WE'RE ALSO DOING COMPLIANCE TESTING WHEN WE'RE OUT HERE, JUST GOING THROUGH THE STATE LAWS, REGULATIONS, THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS, THE INVESTMENT PROCESS, AND MAKING SURE THAT THE CITY IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH STATE LAWS AND REGULATIONS AS WELL.

SO FOR THE AUDIT RESULTS, IT'S AN UNMODIFIED OPINION.

THAT'S THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF ASSURANCE THAT YOU CAN RECEIVE.

SO NO MODIFICATIONS OR EXCEPTIONS TO REPORT TO YOU.

THERE ARE NO MATERIAL WEAKNESSES THAT WERE IDENTIFIED DURING THE COURSE OF THE AUDIT AND THERE WERE NO SIGNIFICANT DEFICIENCIES THAT WERE REPORTED DURING THE SINGLE AUDIT-- THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT AUDIT, AS WELL AS THE SINGLE AUDIT.

AND THEN NO NOTED COMPLIANCE MATTERS TO BRING TO YOUR ATTENTION AS WELL.

THOSE ARE FOUND IN THAT SINGLE AUDIT REPORT, THE SMALLER REPORT THAT YOU HAVE.

SO FOR THE SINGLE AUDIT, THE CITY IS NOT CONSIDERED LOW RISK BECAUSE THERE HASN'T BEEN TWO YEARS OF SINGLE AUDITS THAT HAD TO BE PERFORMED, BUT WE'VE HAD SO MANY PROGRAMS TO TEST THAT WE MET THE THRESHOLD THAT'S REQUIRED, WHICH IS 40% OF FEDERAL EXPENDITURES, HAD TO BE TESTED. SO THAT WAS THE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND, THE EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, AND THEN YOUR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT.

SO THOSE WERE TESTED AND WE GIVE AN OPINION ON THOSE AS WELL, SO WE DO A FINANCIAL STATEMENT AUDIT AND THEN WE GIVE AN OPINION ON IF THAT MONEY WAS SPENT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE DIRECT AND MATERIAL COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS.

SO AN UNMODIFIED OPINION ON THOSE PROGRAMS, NO MATERIAL WEAKNESSES TO REPORT TO YOU ON THOSE PROGRAMS, NO SIGNIFICANT DEFICIENCIES TO NOTE, AND THEN NO COMPLIANCE FINDINGS THERE AS WELL. SO THIS IS THE CLEANEST OPINION, THE CLEANEST AUDIT THAT A LOCAL GOVERNMENT CAN RECEIVE.

AND THEN JUST GOING THROUGH AS FAR AS THE GENERALLY ACCEPTED AND GENERALLY ACCEPTED GOVERNMENT AUDITING STANDARDS, WE WENT THROUGH THIS DURING THE AUDIT COMMITTEE, SO I WON'T TAKE UP TOO MUCH OF YOUR TIME WITH THIS, BUT WE'RE PERFORMING THE AUDIT IN

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ACCORDANCE WITH THOSE STANDARDS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS ARE FREE OF MATERIAL MISSTATEMENT.

AND MATERIALITY IS A JUDGMENT THAT IS DETERMINED BY THE AUDITORS BY OPINION UNIT.

WE'RE PERFORMING TESTS THAT ARE SAMPLES OVER PAYROLL, DISBURSEMENTS, PROCUREMENT, AND THEN WE'RE TESTING FOR NONCOMPLIANCE WITHIN THOSE SAMPLED SELECTIONS.

WE'RE COMMUNICATING ANY MATERIAL ERRORS THAT WE WOULD FIND TO MANAGEMENT, TO YOU, AND BECAUSE WE DID NOT FIND THOSE, THAT'S WHY THOSE COMMUNICATIONS HAVEN'T HAD TO TAKE PLACE UNTIL TONIGHT WHEN WE GIVE THE RESULTS.

AND THEN FOR THE UNIFORM GUIDANCE, I TALKED ABOUT THIS, BUT THIS IS REALLY WHERE WE'RE GOING THROUGH THOSE DIRECT AND MATERIAL COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS.

AND THERE WAS THE THREE MAJOR PROGRAMS THAT WE HAD AND THAT'S OUR BASIS FOR OUR OPINION, IS TESTING EACH OF THOSE INDIVIDUALLY WITH THEIR OWN MATERIALITY AMOUNTS.

THERE WERE NO AUDIT ADJUSTMENTS OR PAST ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE COURSE OF THE AUDIT, THAT'S ANOTHER ACCOLADE TO THE CITY FOR SURE.

WE TYPICALLY GO THROUGH AN AUDIT AND AS WE'RE AUDITING THE NUMBERS, WE'LL FIND AN ERROR AND PROPOSE AN ACCOUNTING ADJUSTMENT AND WE WOULD BRING THOSE TO YOUR ATTENTION.

SO THERE ARE NO AUDIT ADJUSTMENTS OR PAST ADJUSTMENTS.

AND THEN DIFFICULTIES ENCOUNTERED, IF WE HAD DIFFICULTY RECEIVING DOCUMENTATION OR COOPERATION OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, WE WOULD BRING THAT TO YOUR ATTENTION, AND THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN AT ALL. EVERYONE WAS VERY WILLING TO MEET, GOT US INFORMATION VERY TIMELY.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

YOU COULD TELL THAT THERE WAS A FOCUS ON GETTING US WHAT WE NEEDED QUICKLY SO THAT WE COULD COMPLETE THE AUDIT ON TIME.

FOR FINANCIAL STATEMENT HIGHLIGHTS THE CAFR OR THE ACFR THAT YOU HAVE IN FRONT OF YOU, THE NAME DID CHANGE THIS YEAR, THERE'S AN INTRODUCTORY SECTION, A FINANCIAL SECTION AND A STATISTICAL SECTION.

YOUR SINGLE AUDIT REPORT IS ISSUED SEPARATELY.

WE GIVE OUR OPINION ON THAT FINANCIAL STATEMENT SECTION, THE OTHER IS UNAUDITED, BUT VERY INTERESTING, THE TEN YEAR TRENDS IN THE STATISTICAL INFORMATION IN PARTICULAR.

SO FOR THE GENERAL FUND, THE MAIN DRIVERS OF THE CHANGES THIS YEAR, YOU SAW THAT YOU HAD AN ENDING FUND BALANCE OF $27.8 MILLION WITH AN INCREASE OF $866,000.

THE MAIN DRIVERS THERE WERE AN INCREASE IN YOUR PROPERTY TAXES IN THE GENERAL FUND, AN INCREASE IN YOUR SALES TAX REVENUE, AND THEN ALSO THE GRANT REVENUES INCREASED.

INVESTMENTS WERE DOWN STATEWIDE, WORLDWIDE, SO NOT NOT A VERY SHOCKER THERE THAT IT WAS DECREASED ABOUT $1.3 MILLION IN YOUR GENERAL FUND.

THE PUBLIC SAFETY EXPENDITURES DID INCREASE ABOUT $4 MILLION AND THEN TRANSFERS OUT, TRANSFERS TO OTHER FUNDS SINCE THIS IS THE GENERAL FUND, INCREASED ABOUT $3 MILLION.

FOR YOUR OTHER GOVERNMENTAL FUNDS, THE MAIN DRIVERS OF THE CHANGES HERE ARE THAT THERE WERE CO AND GO BOND ISSUANCES IN 2021, SO YOU CAN SEE THAT YOUR ASSETS INCREASED ABOUT $39.3 MILLION.

YOU CAN SEE THAT RESTRICTED FUND BALANCE INCREASED $26.6 MILLION, AND THAT'S ALL RELATED TO GETTING THAT BOND MONEY AND THEN AS OVER TIME, AS THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS GO ON, IT WILL BE SPENT. THERE'S ALSO AN INCREASE IN YOUR LIABILITIES OF ABOUT $4.6 MILLION, AND THAT'S RELATED TO THAT ARPA MONEY THAT YOU'VE RECEIVED THAT HASN'T BEEN SPENT.

FOR THE WATER AND SEWER FUND, PRETTY STAGNANT ON THE REVENUES AND EXPENSES.

THE CHANGE IN NET POSITION WAS UP ABOUT $5.9 MILLION.

THE CASH AND LIABILITIES DID INCREASE DUE TO A BOND ISSUANCE.

THE LOWER INVESTMENT EARNINGS ATTRIBUTED TO THE DECREASE IN THE NON-OPERATING REVENUE AND EXPENSES. AND THIS YEAR THERE WERE LESS DEVELOPMENT FEES AND CAPITAL CONTRIBUTIONS, SO THAT OTHER LINE ITEM THAT DECREASED ABOUT 40% IS RELATED TO THAT.

AND THEN FOR YOUR OTHER ENTERPRISE FUNDS, THIS INCLUDES THE GOLF COURSE, SO THAT WAS REALLY WHERE YOU SAW THE INCREASE THIS YEAR.

THE GOLF COURSE REVENUE INCREASED ABOUT $1 MILLION WITH SLIGHT DECREASES IN THE OTHER FUNDS, THE SOLID WASTE AND DRAINAGE FUNDS.

BUT OVERALL, THE REASON FOR THE $7.1 MILLION NET POSITION AND THE $450,000 INCREASE DOES RELATE TO YOUR GOLF COURSE FUND.

SO THAT'S ALL I HAVE FOR THE FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS AND THE AUDIT OVERVIEW, BUT I'M HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

AND AGAIN, WE REALLY APPRECIATE HOW WILLING EVERYONE IS TO HELP US COMPLETE THE AUDIT.

WELL, THANK YOU, SARA. THAT WAS A GREAT REPORT, VERY THOROUGH, VERY DETAILED, AND IT'S GOOD TO HEAR THAT THERE'S NO COMMENTS THAT WOULD SUGGEST WE HAVE ANYTHING TO WORK ON IN

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REALIZING THAT WE'VE WON THAT AWARD FOR 20 PLUS YEARS.

DEFINITELY IS A TESTIMONY TO THE FACT THAT I THINK WE'VE GOT IT DOWN, SO.

AT LEAST THAT'S THE WAY I FEEL.

WITH THAT, COUNCIL, ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? YEAH, I'D LIKE TO SAY AS A CPA AND HAVING BEEN INVOLVED IN QUARTERLY AND ANNUAL AUDITS FOR A VERY LONG TIME, TO SIT ON THE AUDIT COMMITTEE AND GET THIS REPORT, I COMMEND YOU AND YOUR STAFF BECAUSE IT'S NOT WHAT YOU DO AT THE END OF THE YEAR DURING THE AUDIT THAT GETS YOU THE [INAUDIBLE] RESULTS.

IT'S WHAT YOU AND YOUR TEAM DOES EACH AND EVERY DAY.

SO AGAIN, CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND YOUR TEAM FOR JOB WELL DONE.

THANK YOU. AND IF I MAY, I WILL COMMEND SARA AND TEAM.

AND I WANT TO POINT OUT RYAN PATTERSON, HE'S THE CITY'S INTERNAL STRATEGIC AUDITOR, AND HE WAS POINT ON COORDINATING WITH THE EXTERNAL AUDITORS.

AND I WILL SAY THAT WE HAVE A FANTASTIC GROUP OF PEOPLE, AS EVIDENCED BY OUR PURCHASING TEAM HERE TONIGHT.

AND SARA AND TEAM DID A FANTASTIC JOB IN COMING TOGETHER TO GET THE REPORT PACKAGED AND DELIVERED ABOUT A MONTH EARLY, I GUESS THIS YEAR.

BUT IT REALLY IS A TESTAMENT TO THE QUALITY OF THE PEOPLE THAT WE HAVE HERE AS WELL AS THE ORGANIZATION ITSELF, SO.

AND I DO APPRECIATE THE COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT WERE ON THE SUBCOMMITTEE, THE QUESTIONS THAT THEY ASKED WERE INSIGHTFUL, AND I APPRECIATE YOU GUYS DIGGING IN AND UNDERSTANDING THE NUMBERS AND APPRECIATING THE EFFORT, AND THE WORK THAT'S BEEN PUT FORTH HERE FOR THE CITY. ANY QUESTIONS COUNCIL? IF NOT, I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS ITEM.

I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE ITEM 5.1.

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

THIS PASSES UNANIMOUSLY, AS WE ALL EXPECTED.

CONGRATULATIONS. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

GREAT JOB. NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA IS ITEM 5.2, WHICH IS TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING AND

[5.2 Conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt an Ordinance Establishing Standards of Care Necessary for a Day Care Licensing Exemption for Youth Camp Programs Operated by the Allen Parks and Recreation Department.]

ADOPT AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING STANDARDS OF CARE NECESSARY FOR A DAY CARE LICENSING EXEMPTION FOR YOUTH CAMP PROGRAMS OPERATED BY THE ALLEN PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT.

AND WE HAVE THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, TERESA THOMASON.

GOOD TO SEE YOU. THANK YOU.

GOOD EVENING, MAYOR, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, CITY MANAGER AND CITY SECRETARY.

TERESA THOMASON, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PARKS AND RECREATION.

AND AS THE MAYOR JUST SAID, WE ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT OUR LOCAL STANDARDS FOR CARE OF PROGRAMS. AND I DON'T HAVE A KEYBOARD? [INAUDIBLE], THERE WE GO. SO OBVIOUSLY, THE PURPOSE OF TONIGHT'S MEETING IS TO SET MINIMUM LOCAL STANDARDS OF OUR CARE FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR CAMP PARTICIPANTS THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT STAFF AND FACILITIES IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE STATE OF TEXAS MANDATES.

SO IN THE STATE OF TEXAS, WE CAN'T DO ANY SORT OF PROGRAMING WITH CHILDREN, OBVIOUSLY, OUR SUMMER CAMPS, WITHOUT HAVING A STANDARDS OF CARE.

YOUR OPTIONS ARE BEING LICENSED THROUGH THE STATE OF TEXAS, A CERTIFICATE TO OPERATE UNDER ACCREDITATION OR THE EXEMPTION THAT'S OUTLINED IN 42.041(B) (14).

SO THIS EVENING I'M REVIEWING THAT LICENSING EXEMPTION.

SO OUR CAMPS ARE FOR AGES 5 TO 13.

AND OPERATED BY A MUNICIPALITY, IT'S EXEMPT FROM THAT LICENSURE AS LONG AS WE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA THAT YOU SEE ON THE SLIDE.

SO WE HAVE AN ORDINANCE THAT SHOULD INCLUDE GENERAL ADMINISTRATION STANDARDS, OUR STAFFING STANDARDS, OPERATIONAL STANDARDS AND FACILITY STANDARDS.

THE STANDARDS OF CARE NEED TO BE PROVIDED TO THE PARENTS OF THE PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS, AND THE PARENTS MUST BE INFORMED THAT THE PROGRAM IS NOT LICENSED BY THE STATE AND IT'S NOT ADVERTISED AS A CHILD CARE FACILITY.

SO ANNUALLY WE COME BEFORE YOU AND WE ASK TO UPDATE THE STANDARDS OF CARE DOCUMENT WITH ANY CHANGES THAT WE MIGHT HAVE HAD FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR TO PRESENT THOSE TO THE PARKS BOARD AT AN APPROPRIATE MEETING, CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING, AND THEN CITY COUNCIL ACTION TO ADOPT THE ORDINANCE.

AND IF CHANGES ARE MADE TO THE PROGRAM OR THE LOCATION THAT DECREASE THE MINIMUM STANDARDS, THEN WE WOULD HAVE TO GO BACK THROUGH THE PROCESS OF GETTING THOSE APPROVED.

OUR SUMMER CAMP THIS YEAR BEGINS MAY 25TH, AND WE'LL REPEAT THIS PROCESS FOR YOU EVERY YEAR. SO FOR THAT, I WILL STAND FOR ANY QUESTIONS.

ANY QUESTIONS? I JUST, IT'S KIND OF A SIDEBAR BUT HOW, YOU KNOW, WITH THE HIRING AND FINDING PEOPLE TO WORK, I MEAN, I KNOW WE HAVE A LIFEGUARD PROBLEM, SO HOW IS THAT GOING? ARE WE ABLE--

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QUESTION. OBVIOUSLY, IT IS VERY HARD TO HIRE.

WE ARE GOING TO INCORPORATE A JOB FAIR THIS YEAR.

WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH HUMAN RESOURCES AND WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO DO THAT NEXT MONTH, APRIL 16TH, SO SPREAD THE WORD.

WE'RE GOING TO BE TRYING TO HIRE ALL OUR SEASONAL STAFF THAT INCLUDE OUR DAY CAMP COUNSELORS, AS WELL AS OUR LIFEGUARDS, HEAD GUARDS.

ANYTHING THAT WE HAVE VACANT RIGHT NOW WITHIN THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT WILL BE ON THAT. SO THAT'S ONE OF OUR NEW STRATEGIES TO HOPEFULLY ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO COME AND WORK FOR THE CITY OF ALLEN.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? IF NOT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE PEOPLE THAT ACTUALLY DID THE WORK BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, I'VE BEEN HERE THREE WEEKS AND THOSE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE SITTING IN THE AUDIENCE RIGHT NOW IS RYAN, KONG, AND TRAVIS.

THEY PUT THIS TOGETHER EVERY YEAR AND THEY'RE THE ONES WHO EXECUTE THOSE STANDARDS.

SO I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE TODAY WITHOUT ACKNOWLEDGING THEM.

DO Y'ALL WANT TO STAND UP TO BE RECOGNIZED? [APPLAUSE] YEAH. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ALL RIGHT. SO LET ME GO AHEAD AND OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING.

GO AHEAD AND OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AND ASK ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THIS REQUEST TO COME FORWARD.

STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD.

SEEING NO ONE COMING FORWARD, I WILL GO AHEAD AND CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND TURN THE MATTER BACK OVER TO THE COUNCIL.

IS THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION COUNCIL? I WOULD THEN ENTERTAIN A MOTION AND A SECOND TO APPROVE DO WE HAVE AN ORDINANCE? ORDINANCE NUMBER 3900-3-22.

I'VE GOT TO TURN THE PAGE.

THREE DASH WHAT? 3-22. FANTASTIC.

MAYOR, I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NUMBER 3900-3-22, ESTABLISH STANDARD OF CARE NECESSARY FOR DAYCARE LICENSING EXEMPTION FOR YOUTH CAMP PROGRAMS OPERATED BY THE ALLEN PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT.

I WILL SECOND THAT.

OK. WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

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

THAT ITEM PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

[5.3 Appoint to Fill Vacancies on the Board of Adjustment, Building & Standards Commission and Sign Control Board, and Planning and Zoning Commission.]

WE'LL GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA, WHICH IS 5.3, TO APPOINT TO FILL VACANCIES ON THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, BUILDING, AND STANDARDS COMMISSION, AND SIGN CONTROL BOARD, AND THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION.

AND SHELLEY, WERE YOU GOING TO SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THIS OR? ALL RIGHT. SO I WILL LET OUR NOMINATING COMMITTEE, I GUESS CHAIR.

CHAIR, RIGHT? WE'RE GOING TO MAKE YOU CHAIR.

[LAUGHTER] WELL, IT WAS [INAUDIBLE] I WANTED=--.

FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO THANK THE LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM TO THE OTHER NOMINATING COMMITTEE. WE MET, WE'VE INTERVIEWED A LOT OF FOLKS OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS.

AND WHEN WE FIND SOME VACANCIES, WE LIKE TO DIP BACK IN THE POOL, AND THERE'S SOME TIMES THAT WE DIP OUTSIDE THE POOL.

SO IT'S A PROCESS, BUT THE LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM WITH EVERYONE'S JOBS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE AND HAVING THE POST IT IS COMMENDABLE.

AND I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR THE LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM.

SO THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE CAME UP WITH A UNANIMOUS, AM I CORRECT? A UNANIMOUS ON PLACE NUMBER TWO ON THE PLANNING AND ZONING, GARY STOKER AND ON THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS PLACE NUMBER TWO, JOE LUNDGREN AND ON PLACE NUMBER THREE FOR BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, MR. TIM VOSS.

AND WE'RE GOING TO BE WORKING ON THE BOA ALTERNATE, BUT WE DID NOT--.

BUT THESE ARE OUR NOMINATIONS, MR. MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

THANK YOU-- I APOLOGIZE. OKAY. SORRY ABOUT THAT, MY NOTES WERE OFF.

IT IS PLACE NUMBER ONE.

FOR THE RECORDS. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, BAINE. SO WE'RE ALL GOOD? WITH THAT THEN I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION AND A SECOND TO APPROVE THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS.

MOTION TO APPROVE THE RECOMMENDATIONS, AS STATED BY MAYOR PRO TEM BROOKS.

SECOND. WE HAVE MOTION AND A SECOND.

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

THAT ITEM PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW MEMBERS THAT WERE JUST APPOINTED.

NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA IS 6.1, WHICH IS THE CALENDAR.

SHELLEY, ARE THERE ANY CALENDAR ITEMS THAT YOU'RE AWARE OF? COUNCIL, DO YOU HAVE ANY CALENDAR ITEMS YOU'D LIKE TO MENTION? ALL RIGHT. THEN WE'LL MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA, WHICH IS 6.2, ITEMS OF

[6.2 Items of Interest.]

INTEREST. COUNCIL, DO YOU HAVE ANY ITEMS OF INTEREST YOU'D LIKE TO PRESENT?

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I'VE GOT A COUPLE OF ITEMS OF INTEREST.

YES. I WANT TO COMMEND THIS WEEKEND YOU SIT ON THE BOARD OF THE CVB DAREN AND JUST THE--. WE HAD MARY KAY IN TOWN THIS WEEKEND AND I THINK WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET MARY KAY FOR A LONG TIME. THE HOTELS WERE FULL, THE RESTAURANTS WERE FULL, AND SO I JUST WANT TO COMMEND YOUR--.

KAREN CROMWELL AND HER TEAM.

SO IT WAS JUST AWESOME TO SEE, BUT I--.

YEAH, CRYSTAL, SHE'S ON THE BOARD.

YES. SO.

ALSO, WE HAVE SIX OF ALLEN FIREFIGHTERS DEPLOYED TO EASTLAND TO ASSIST WITH THE WILDFIRES. FIREFIGHTERS ROGER NOLAN, JUSTIN SULLIVAN, MIKE SUNDEEN, ROBERT GIBSON, CHUCK LATIMER AND DUSTIN WACKETT VOLUNTEERED TO SERVE IN THIS EFFORT AS A PART OF OUR STATEWIDE MUNICIPAL--.

MUTUAL, I'M SORRY, AIDE SYSTEM.

SO JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THOSE GENTLEMEN AND THAT, YOU KNOW, HAVE SOME PRAYERS FOR THEIR FAMILIES AND THEM TO BE SAFE WHILE THEY'RE THERE.

YOU KNOW, THE ALLEN POLICE DEPARTMENT IS TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY THIS SUMMER. SO FIND OUT MORE ON ALLENPOLICE.ORG AND ENROLL FOR OVER [INAUDIBLE]--.

AND ENROLLMENT FOR OVER 50 SUMMER CAMPS IS NOW OPEN THROUGH OUR PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT. THESE ARE GREAT WAYS TO KEEP THE KIDS ENGAGED THIS SUMMER.

AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE--.

DON'T FORGET TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY FOR THE PROPOSED LIBRARY EXPANSION.

THE SURVEY IS OPEN UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH.

FIND IT AT ALLENLIBRARY.ORG.

THAT'S ALL I GOT.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU, BAINE.

ANY OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST? I'M GOING TO START GOING BEFORE BAINE.

I WAS GOING TO MENTION ABOUT OUR FIREFIGHTERS BEING DEPLOYED, BUT, YOU KNOW, GOOD JOB ON THAT. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IS ALSO HIRING RIGHT NOW.

THAT IS UP UNTIL APRIL 6TH OR 16TH.

YEAH. WE GOT--.

BUT THEY'RE HIRING.

I ALSO WANTED TO POINT OUT THAT THIS WEEKEND WE HAD THE DOWNTOWN STEERING COMMITTEE WORKSHOP AND WE HAD REALLY GREAT TURNOUT.

WE HAD A LOT OF GREAT IDEAS.

I THINK WE CAME OUT WITH THREE DIFFERENT PROPOSALS.

WE'RE GOING TO WORK [INAUDIBLE] THOSE THREE AND MAYBE EVEN A LITTLE MORE CHANGES TO THEM, WHATNOT, YOU KNOW? THAT PROCESS IS NOT DONE, BUT IT'S STEAMROLLING, IT IS REALLY GATHERING SOME SPEED AND SOME NEAT IDEAS CAME OUT OF THAT.

SO I JUST WANTED TO MENTION THAT AND THE GREAT JOB THAT THE COMMITTEE IS DOING, STANTEC, I KNOW THEY'RE WORKING HARD TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING, SO WE GOT A LITTLE WAYS TO GO, BUT IT'S STEAMROLLING DEFINITELY.

SPEAKING OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, I'M SO THANKFUL THAT WE WE HEARD OUR ALARMS LAST NIGHT.

I'M SO THANKFUL.

I MEAN, WE HEARD THEM, WE HEARD THEM AND WE HEARD THEM.

AND THAT'S A PART OF OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT MAKING SURE THAT THOSE SIRENS ARE READY TO GO.

SO KUDOS TO CHIEF BOYD AND HIS STAFF AND TO THE CITY STAFF AS WELL, MR. ELLWANGER, JUST THANK YOU FOR KEEPING US SAFE.

WE FOUND OUT LAST NIGHT THE FIRE ALARMS IN THIS BUILDING WORK AS WELL.

[LAUGHTER] I DID TALK TO A RESIDENT TODAY AND THEY SAID SOMETHING TO THE EFFECT OF, GOSH, I DIDN'T SEE A FUNNEL CLOUD.

I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU HAD TO RUN ALL THOSE SIRENS.

AND I SAID-- AND THEN HE'D GO, DO YOU KNOW HOW THEY MAKE DECISIONS TO DO THAT? I GO, WELL, YOU KNOW, I'VE LEARNED TO STAY IN MY OWN LANE ON THINGS [LAUGHTER] LIKE THAT BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU CAN'T WIN AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, AND CHIEF BOYD WILL TELL YOU THIS, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU FIRE THEM OFF TOO EARLY.

YEAH. PEOPLE AREN'T HAPPY.

WHEN YOU FIRE THEM OFF TOO LATE, YOU'RE NOT HAPPY.

SO SOMETIMES THEY GET TRIGGER HAPPY, YOU KNOW.

SO IT IS INTERESTING TO YOUR POINT, I MEAN, JUST IT'S A TOUGH WIN, AND NOW THAT WE HAVE TEN SIRENS--.

REMEMBER, WE USED TO HAVE FOUR AND THEN WE A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, COUNCIL APPROVED.

I'LL TELL YOU, IF YOU DON'T HEAR THOSE SIRENS, YOU MUST BE LIVING IN A CELLAR OR SOMETHING BECAUSE THEY ARE LOUD. ANYWAY, IT WAS A GOOD CONVERSATION I HAD WITH THE RESIDENT TODAY, BUT IT'S FUNNY. I LOVE THE POSITIVE COMMENTS.

THANK YOU FOR SHARING THAT BECAUSE WE LIVE IN A GREAT PLACE AND WE COME TO THESE MEETINGS AND WE GET TO HEAR ALL KIND OF GREAT THINGS WITHOUT JUST BEING AT THE [INAUDIBLE].

KUDOS. I HAD TWO ITEMS. ONE IS AT THE END OF EACH MONTH, I ALWAYS ANNOUNCED MY CHARITY OF THE MONTH WHERE I DONATE MY $625 MONTHLY STIPEND TO A CHARITY OF MY CHOOSING.

THIS MONTH I CHOSE JCK RESOURCES, WHICH IS A COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAM THAT EMPOWERS ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES TO BECOME INTEGRATED MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY AND THAT IS A LOCAL CHARITY ACTUALLY IT WAS FORMED BY THE KAISERS AND SO I

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THOUGHT THAT THAT WOULD BE A GREAT CHARITY FOR THIS MONTH.

THE OTHER THING IS, IS OVER THE WEEKEND WE HAD A GREAT EVENT ON SATURDAY.

I THINK ALMOST ANYBODY THAT DROVE DOWN EXCHANGE PARKWAY NEAR THE HOSPITAL SAW A BUNCH OF PEOPLE OUT THERE, BIG BANDSTAND AND EVERYTHING ELSE, AND THAT WAS THE RADHA KRISHNA TEMPLE WAS CELEBRATING THE HOLI FEST AND THEY HAD LIKE THE, YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE AMERICAN IDOL. WE HAD THE INDIA IDOL.

[LAUGHTER] AND THEN WE ALSO HAD LIKE THE TOP DJ IN THE COUNTRY OF INDIA.

THOSE TWO PEOPLE WERE HERE IN ALLEN, TEXAS.

OH, WOW. I WAS LIKE, MAN, WE GOT WORLD CLASS ENTERTAINMENT RIGHT HERE IN ALLEN.

AND IT'S KIND OF FUNNY BECAUSE WHEN THEY ASKED ME TO GO UP TO BECAUSE I WAS SUPPOSED TO GIVE GIFTS TO THE ENTERTAINMENT, AND THEY INTRODUCED ME AS THE MAYOR OF DALLAS.

[LAUGHTER] SO I TOLD THE POLICE OFFICER AS I WAS GOING UP, I SAID, IT LOOKS LIKE I GOT A PROMOTION. I WONDER IF I GET THE SALARY, TOO.

I KNOW [LAUGHTER]. SO IT WAS PRETTY INTERESTING.

AND THAT POLICE OFFICER, BY THE WAY, HE ACCEPTED COLOR.

YOU KNOW, HE'S HE'S A BALD GUY, BUT HE HAD THE COLOR ALL OVER HIS HEAD AND ALL OF HIS UNIFORM, AND I THOUGHT, WOW, HE'S A BRAVE SOUL TO DO THAT.

BUT IT WAS A GREAT EVENT.

THERE WERE LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, AND A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD ONLY COME FOR LIKE AN HOUR OR SO AND LEAVE.

SO IT WAS JUST LIKE A CONSTANT TURNOVER OF PEOPLE, BUT IT WAS A GREAT VENUE, GREAT EVENT FOR OUR COMMUNITY. AND IT REALLY PROVES THAT ALLAN IS GOING GLOBAL IN A WAY, BECAUSE WE HAVE SUCH DIVERSITY IN OUR COMMUNITY AND TO BE ABLE TO CELEBRATE IT THAT WAY WAS JUST A SPECIAL THING. SO.

YES, VERY MUCH SO.

SO THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

SO WITH THAT, I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION AND A SECOND TO ADJOURN.

MOTION TO ADJOURN. SECOND.

HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND, PLEASE CAST YOUR BALLOT.

AND WE ARE OFFICIALLY ADJOURNED.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, COUNCIL.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.