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[00:00:02]

I'D LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND CALL THE ALLEN CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO ORDER AND ANNOUNCE THAT WE DO HAVE A QUORUM PRESENT.

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

AT THIS TIME, IF EVERYONE COULD PLEASE RISE AND JOIN US IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

PLEASE BE SEATED. NEXT ON OUR AGENDA IS TO RECEIVE CITIZENS COMMENTS.

[3.1 Citizen's Comments.]

THIS IS WHERE CITIZENS CAN COME SPEAK TO THE COUNCIL IN REGARDS TO ANY ITEM THAT'S NOT CURRENTLY ON THE AGENDA OR NOT SCHEDULED FOR A PUBLIC HEARING.

CITIZENS CAN COME FORWARD AND WHEN YOU DO, PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD AND YOU ARE LIMITED TO 3 MINUTES.

I DO HAVE THREE CARDS FOR THREE INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE REGISTERED TO SPEAK.

THE FIRST PERSON IS, AND I MAY NOT BE ABLE TO READ THE HANDWRITING VERY WELL, BUT IT'S RACHEL WATER? WESTER. WESTER, SORRY.

MY FIRST TIME DOING THIS [INAUDIBLE] SPEAK AT THIS THING.

HI. YES, MY NAME IS RACHAEL WESTER.

THANK YOU GUYS FOR ALLOWING ME TO SPEAK.

I AM SPEAKING ABOUT CONSENT AGENDA 4.2 REGARDING THE SHORT TERM RENTALS.

COME TO YOU GUYS AS A MEMBER OF COLLIN COUNTY LIBERTARIAN PARTY.

I'VE RUN FOR STATE OFFICE, I'M A VERY ACTIVE REALTOR, I'M A HOMEOWNER, AND I AM LAUNCHING A SHORT TERM RENTAL CURRENTLY MYSELF OVER IN PLANO.

SO FIRST I WANT TO SAY I 100% UNDERSTAND THE VERY VALID CONCERNS OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO WANT TO PRESERVE THE INTEGRITY OF THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS.

ABSOLUTELY NO ONE WANTS A PARTY HOUSE NEXT DOOR.

HOWEVER, I'M IN FULL SUPPORT OF ANYONE WHO CHOOSES TO USE THEIR PROPERTY AS A SHORT TERM RENTAL.

IT'S AN ISSUE NEAR AND DEAR TO MY HEART.

MY NEIGHBOR IS ALSO A REALTOR AND HE'S TALKING ABOUT MOVING, USING HIS HOME AS AN AIRBNB WITH A POOL.

WE MOVED, QUIET STREETS, WE HAVE THREE CHILDREN.

THERE'S A REASON WE MOVED THERE, BUT I WOULD NOT BEGRUDGE HIM DOING WHAT HE WANTS WITH HIS PERSONAL PROPERTY AS LONG AS YOU KNOW, THAT'S NOT INFRINGING ON OUR QUALITY OF LIFE.

SO I BELIEVE THAT'S THE BEAUTY OF PROPERTY OWNERSHIP AND UTILIZING THINGS TO THEIR BEST AND HIGHEST USE.

THE MAIN ISSUE SURROUNDING THESE SEEM TO BE, AGAIN, DISRUPTIONS TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE MAINTENANCE OF THE PROPERTY.

WE ALREADY HAVE CITY ORDINANCE IN PLACE TO MANAGE PROPERTY CONDITION.

I BELIEVE THOSE WANTING MORE OR STRICTER ARE OR SHOULD BE MEMBERS OF AN HOA, THAT TAKES CARE A LOT OF THAT.

THERE'S A REASON I'M NOT, [LAUGHTER] BUT THE BIG ONE SEEMS TO BE THE FEAR OF THE PARTY HOUSE SITUATION.

AND AGAIN, I DON'T THINK ANYONE DISPUTES THAT THAT SHOULDN'T BE HAPPENING.

BUT AGAIN, WE DO HAVE ORDINANCES FOR THAT.

THOSE SHOULD BE ADDRESSED APPROPRIATELY, BUT I DON'T WANT TO INFLICT THAT ON OTHERS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

SHORT TERM RENTAL OWNERS, NONE OF US WANT THAT HAPPENING WITH OUR PROPERTIES, BUT WHEN WE PURCHASED OURS, WE LOOK FOR SOMETHING THAT OUR FAMILY STAYS IN.

WE RECENTLY WENT TO SAN ANTONIO, VISITED A FAMILY FRIEND.

THE WIFE WAS PASSING AWAY IN THE HOSPITAL.

IT WAS A TRUE BLESSING TO BE ABLE TO GO STAY IN THAT HOME, HAVE THE PEOPLE WHO TRAVEL DOWN TO GATHER IN THE HOME, AND EVEN THAT WOULD BE PROHIBITED UNDER SOME OF THESE NEW PROPOSALS. SO I JUST DON'T FEEL THAT THEY ARE ADDRESSING THE CORE ISSUES AT HAND, WHICH IS POTENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD DISRUPTION.

FURTHER PERMITS, FURTHER HOTEL TAXES, ALL OF THIS ON TOP OF WHAT WE KNOW IS AN ALREADY HISTORICALLY HIGH TAXATION RATES, REALLY, IT FEELS LIKE IT'S MEANT TO DISSUADE AND PUSH OUT AIRBNB OWNERS ENTIRELY AND I BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE REALLY A VALUE TO THE COMMUNITY AND I WOULD REALLY URGE YOU GUYS TO EITHER REJECT THIS OUTRIGHT OR AT LEAST CONSIDER, YOU KNOW, LOOK AT IT SEPARATELY WITH INPUT FROM THE COMMUNITY.

THANK YOU, GUYS. THANK YOU.

NEXT, I HAVE BRANDON KIMBALL.

HEY, MAYOR, WHAT WAS HER ADDRESS? 3617 STAGECOACH TRAIL IN PLANO.

THANK YOU. ARE YOU ALL ABLE TO HEAR ME? YES. OKAY.

GOOD EVENING, FELLOW MEMBERS OF ALLEN CITY COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS BRANDON KIMBALL, I LIVE ON 1845 CHELSEA BOULEVARD, JUST RIGHT UP THE STREET.

I DON'T WANT TO DISCLOSE MY APARTMENT NUMBER, IF THAT'S OKAY IN PUBLIC.

[LAUGHTER] I'M HERE TONIGHT IN ORDER TO ASK THE CITY COUNCIL TO CONSIDER LOOKING INTO THE POSSIBILITY OF INSTALLING A SUPER CHARGER, FAST CHARGER ON THIS SIDE OF TOWN FOR EVS, SPECIFICALLY.

I AM A RECENT TESLA OWNER.

I GOT MY TESLA BACK IN MARCH OF THIS YEAR AFTER GETTING INTO A CAR ACCIDENT WITH MY TOYOTA PRIUS.

AND ONE THING I HAVE LEARNED AS A RESULT OF THAT ACCIDENT IS CHARGERS ARE VERY SCARCE WHEN YOU ARE AN APARTMENT OWNER.

NOW, FOR ME, MY APARTMENT DOES NOT HAVE A CHARGER BUILT IN, AND NEITHER DO MOST APARTMENTS STILL THAT I AM SEEING AS A DELIVERY DRIVER

[00:05:09]

IN ALLEN, MCKINNEY, PLANO, ETC.

THEY ARE GROWING, THEY ARE GETTING VAST.

BUT FOR MY EVERYDAY NEEDS, I HAVE TO GO ALL THE WAY TO PLANO, WHICH IS A 20 TO 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM ME, AND THEN SITTING IN MY CAR WAITING FOR THE CAR TO CHARGE.

IT'S ANOTHER HOUR. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE CITY OF ALLEN CONSIDER BUILDING A-- GETTING TESLA TO CONTRACT-- PUT UP A SUPERCHARGER ON THIS SIDE OF TOWN IN ONE OF THE SHOPPING CENTERS AROUND HERE.

I THINK IT WOULD BE A GREAT BOOST TO THE OVERALL ECONOMY OF ALLEN TO THE GREAT ALREADY MANY SHOPPING CENTERS THAT ARE IN THE AREA.

I'D ALSO LIKE TO JUST CLOSE AND SAY AS OF THE END OF APRIL 2022, THERE ARE 11,040 EVS REGISTERED IN COLLIN COUNTY ALONE, WHICH IS ONE OF THE HIGHEST NUMBERS IN THE STATE OF TEXAS.

AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE NEED OF THE EVER EXPANDING TESLAS THAT YOU SEE ON THE ROAD OR OTHER ELECTRIC VEHICLES, WHICH I'M SURE ALL OF YOU HAVE SEEN AS YOU'RE DRIVING AROUND TOWN, ALSO, LIKE I HAVE, I THINK IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE REALLY NEED TO CONSIDER.

I'D LIKE TO JUST ASK THE CITY COUNCIL IF THEY CAN INVESTIGATE INTO THAT POSSIBILITY.

I REALIZE TONIGHT THERE ARE MUCH MORE IMPORTANT ITEMS ON THE AGENDA.

I AM MORE THAN GRATEFUL TO BE HERE.

I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER FURTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT MY OWN ELECTRIC CAR EXPERIENCE AFTER MEETING THIS DONE IF ANYBODY WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO ME.

THANK YOU SO MUCH AND HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.

[INAUDIBLE]. THANK YOU, BRANDON.

NEXT I HAVE NATHAN POLSKY.

GOOD EVENING, MAYOR FULK, COUNCIL MEMBERS AND STAFF.

MY NAME IS NATHAN POLSKY AND I RESIDE AT 1108 TIMBERLINE LANE HERE IN ALLEN AND I'M HERE TO EXPRESS MY CONCERNS ABOUT THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 4.2, WHICH WOULD ESTABLISH REGULATIONS FOR SHORT TERM RENTALS.

MY FIRST CONCERN IS ABOUT TRANSPARENCY.

I ASKED THAT ITEM 4.2 BE REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA SO THAT RESIDENTS OF ALLEN MAY KNOW WHICH COUNCIL MEMBERS SUPPORT ADDING THIS REGULATION TO OUR CODE OF ORDINANCES.

I'D ALSO ASK THAT THIS BE TABLED FOR A FUTURE DATE SO THAT A PUBLIC HEARING CAN BE HELD TO RECEIVE FURTHER INPUT FROM RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS.

MY SECOND CONCERN IS THAT THE ORDINANCE-- IS WHAT THIS ORDINANCE IS TRYING TO RESOLVE.

I'VE HEARD CONCERNS FROM OTHERS ABOUT SO CALLED PARTY HOUSES IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS AND I HONESTLY DON'T SEE HOW THIS REGULATION WILL HANDLE THEM.

THE PARKING AND NOISE COMPLAINTS ARE ALREADY HANDLED IN OUR EXISTING ORDINANCES, AND THERE'S NOTHING NEW THERE.

THE ONLY ITEM OF SIGNIFICANCE IS LIMITING THE NUMBER OF OCCUPANTS IN A SHORT TERM RENTAL, AND ANYONE SMART ENOUGH CAN EASILY GET AROUND THAT WITHOUT A LOT OF DIFFICULTY.

WHAT IT DOES DO, THOUGH, IS STOP FAMILY REUNIONS FROM TAKING PLACE IN ALLEN OR A LARGE FAMILY THAT'S LOOKING TO AVOID HEFTY HOTEL COSTS FROM STAYING IN ALLEN AND CAUSING THOSE INDIVIDUALS TO RENT IN NEIGHBORING CITIES WHERE THEY'LL SPEND THEIR MONEY INSTEAD.

MY LARGEST CONCERN IS WHAT SORT OF IMPACT THIS WILL HAVE ON SMALL BUSINESSES AND PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS LOOKING TO MAKE SOME EXTRA CASH ON THE SIDE.

THE FINE, INCLUDING THE ORDINANCE, IS $2,000 PER OFFENSE PER DAY.

A LARGE COMPANY WILL EASILY NAVIGATE ALL OF THE ADDITIONAL RED TAPE BEING ASKED OF THIS, BUT SMALLER OWNERS ARE TAKING A HUGE RISK.

IF YOU GO TO AIRBNB'S WEBSITE, YOU'LL SEE THAT ON AVERAGE AN AIRBNB OWNER IN ALLEN THAT RENTS OUT THEIR ENTIRE HOUSE FOR 24 DAYS, FOR 24 DAYS OUT OF A MONTH, CAN MAKE JUST OVER ABOUT $3,000 A MONTH.

IF I'M RENTING OUT A SPARE ROOM IN MY HOUSE A COUPLE OF NIGHTS A MONTH FOR $50 A NIGHT, AND I FAIL TO COMPLY WITH ONE REGULATION, IT WILL COST ME ALMOST TWO YEARS WORTH OF REVENUE, AND THAT'S NOT EVEN TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE COST OF THE UNCAPPED PERMITS THAT'S REQUIRED TO EVEN LIST IT.

DO I THINK SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE TO ADDRESS THIS? YES. DO I THINK THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD BE DONE? NO. PLEASE TAKE THIS INTO CONSIDERATION.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. THANK YOU, NATHAN.

NEXT, I HAVE BOB [INAUDIBLE].

MR. MAYOR, I CAN DEFER TO [INAUDIBLE] 5-2, 5-3 [INAUDIBLE].

OKAY. THAT'S WHAT THAT MEANS.

I JUST SAW 5-2, 5-3.

OK WHEN IT COMES UP.

SURE. THANK YOU.

IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO SPEAK TO COUNCIL AT THIS TIME? IF NOT, I DON'T RECOGNIZE ANY YOUNG KIDS IN THE AUDIENCE.

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

SO WE WILL GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA, WHICH IS TO ISSUE TWO PROCLAMATIONS.

WHICH ONE FIRST? SO STEVE MASSEY, OUR DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY SERVICES, WHO TAKES CARE OF PUBLIC WORKS FOR THE CITY OF ALLEN.

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AND I'M NOT SURE THAT--, NICE TO MEET YOU. SO TONIGHT WE'RE GOING TO ISSUE A PROCLAMATION IN REGARDS TO PUBLIC WORKS.

MANY OF YOU MAY NOT REALIZE THAT PUBLIC WORKS ARE WHAT HELP PROTECT THE CITY TO KEEP ALL THE THINGS RUNNING THAT ALLOWS OUR CITY TO BE VIBRANT AND OPERATE AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE HEALTH, WELFARE AND SAFETY OF OUR CITIZENS.

SO THEY PROVIDE A GREAT SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY AND SO WE WILL GO AHEAD AND RECOGNIZE THEM THIS EVENING.

SO FOR THE PROCLAMATION THIS EVENING, WHEREAS 2022 MARKS THE 62ND ANNUAL NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK, SPONSORED BY THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WORKS ASSOCIATION.

AND WHEREAS, THE PRODUCTIVITY OF PUBLIC WORKS FACILITIES AND SERVICES, AS WELL AS THEIR PLANNING, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION COULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT THE EFFORTS AND SKILL OF PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEES.

AND WHEREAS, THE EFFICIENCY OF THE QUALIFIED AND DEDICATED PERSONNEL WHO STAFF THE COMMUNITY SERVICES AND ENGINEERING DEPARTMENTS IS INFLUENCED BY THE CITIZENS OUTLOOK AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WORK THEY PERFORM.

AND WHEREAS, THIS YEAR'S THEME, READY AND RESILIENT, HIGHLIGHTS THE ABILITY OF THESE PROFESSIONALS TO PERFORM REGULAR PUBLIC WORKS DUTIES AND BE READY AT A MOMENT'S NOTICE TO REACT AS FIRST RESPONDERS DURING THE NATURAL DISASTERS AND OVERCOME TRIALS SCENE IN THE FIELD.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, KENNETH M.

FALK, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ALLEN, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM MAY 15TH TO THE 21ST 2022 AS PUBLIC WORKS WEEK IN ALLEN, TEXAS.

AND I URGE ALL CITIZENS TO TAKE COGNIZANCE OF THIS EVENT AND PARTICIPATE IN ALL THE EVENTS THERETO IN THIS COMMUNITY.

[APPLAUSE] CONGRATULATIONS.

THANK YOU. [INAUDIBLE].

ON THE COUNT OF THREE STEVE MASSEY, PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR, ACTUALLY CALLED COMMUNITY SERVICES HERE NOW, AND WHEN THIS COMES AROUND EACH YEAR, CHRIS FLANIGAN AND I TRY TO PICK ONE OF OUR TEAM MEMBERS BETWEEN ENGINEERING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES TO BRING THEM IN AND EXPLAIN A LITTLE BIT WHAT THEY DO BEHIND THE SCENES, LIKE MAYOR FULK SAID, TO SUPPORT THE CITIZENS OF ALLEN.

THIS YEAR WE PICKED GUSTAVO GAMA.

GUS HAS WORKED FOR THE CITY FOR 18 YEARS.

HE'S AN EXCELLENT IN PRIDE AWARD WINNER AND HE'S OUR WATER QUALITY CREW LEADER.

SO WHEN GUS COMES TO WORK EACH DAY, I LOOK AT HIM AND SAY, ARE YOU TAKING CARE OF OUR 502 MILES OF WATER LINES, OUR 33 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER IN ELEVATED AND GROUND STORAGE? ARE YOU MAKING SURE YOU TAKE OVER 1000 BACTERIAL SAMPLES EACH YEAR THAT ARE TESTED AT AN INDEPENDENT LABORATORY TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T HAVE ANY MICROORGANISMS THAT WOULD MAKE THE PUBLIC SICK IN THE WATER? GUS JOB IS FAR REACHING.

HE TESTS FOR LEAD AND COPPER, AND DUE TO FEDERAL REGULATIONS IN A YEAR OR SO, WE'RE GOING TO BE EXPANDING WHAT WE DO WITH LEAD AND COPPER TESTING SO THAT WE DON'T COME UP WITH A FLINT, MICHIGAN, TYPE SITUATION.

GUS WILL BE LEADING THAT EFFORT FOR US IN THE CITY OF ALLEN.

SO HE DOES WATER QUALITY, WATER TESTING.

THERE'S A VERY DELICATE BALANCE OF CHEMICALS IN THE WATER SYSTEM SO THAT WE DON'T END UP WITH THOSE THINGS YOU HEARD ABOUT LAST FEBRUARY OF 2021, BOIL WATER NOTICE.

SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE, WE HAVEN'T HAD TO HAVE ONE.

YOU KNOW THAT THANKS TO GUS GAMA.

IN THE SUMMER, WHEN IT GETS HOT AND OUR DISINFECTANT COMES OUT OF THE SYSTEM QUICKLY.

GUS IS OUT THERE WITH HIS FOLKS CHECKING CONCENTRATIONS OF CHLORINE AND AMMONIA OR CHLORAMINES TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WON'T HAVE EVIL LITTLE GERMS GROW IN OUR SYSTEM.

WHEN THE EPA AND THE TCEQ COME BY, GUS HAS CONVERTED A FORMER AMBULANCE TO A WATER QUALITY VAN, AND THE TCEQ HOLDS THAT AS A MODEL EXAMPLE OF INNOVATION.

AND WHEN HE TAKES THEM AROUND AND SHOWS THEM ALL HIS INSPECTION NOTEBOOKS AND ALL THESE RECORDS FOR HIS TESTS AND THE RESULTS, THEY PROBABLY WANT HIM TO COME WORK AT TCEQ. THIS IS AN EMPLOYEE THAT TAKES CARE OF EVERY RESIDENT BEHIND THE SCENES, AND HE'S SOMEONE THAT I KNOW, LOVE AND TRUST, AND I'D LIKE YOU TO GIVE HIM A ROUND OF APPLAUSE.

[APPLAUSE] THANK YOU, GUS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, SIR.

NEXT, WE'RE GOING TO CELEBRATE OUR CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU GROUP HERE IN ALLEN AND I'M GOING TO HAVE KAREN CROMWELL AND KAREN MUSA, WHO IS THE CHAIR OF THE BOARD RELATED TO THE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU, THEN CRYSTELLA MCIVOR AND KAREN YATES.

[00:15:01]

GOOD EVENING. GOOD EVENING.

YOU READY? YEAH.

OKAY. ALL RIGHT. SO, FROM THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR, CITY OF ALLEN PROCLAMATION.

WHEREAS TRAVEL AND TOURISM CONTINUE TO BE A CONSISTENT DRIVER OF THE ALLEN ECONOMY AND WORKFORCE, WHERE SPENDING BY TRAVELERS HAS GENERATED $90 BILLION IN STATE AND LOCAL TAX REVENUE, FUNDING ESSENTIAL SERVICES AND PROGRAMS. AND WHEREAS, ALLEN'S HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM BUSINESSES REPRESENT SMALL BUSINESSES AND ARE DEPENDENT ON AND GRATEFUL FOR THEIR SUPPORT THROUGHOUT THE PANDEMIC CRISIS.

AND WHEREAS, PROMOTING ALLEN AS ONE OF TEXAS' MOST PREMIER REGIONAL, WALKABLE MEETING, EVENT, AND CONVENTION DESTINATIONS IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER. AND WHEREAS, WORK AND LEISURE TRAVEL SPURS COUNTLESS BENEFITS TO TRAVELERS PERSONAL GROWTH, EDUCATION, CREATIVITY, HAPPINESS AND WELLNESS.

NOW, THEREFORE, I KENNETH M.

FULK, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ALLEN, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM MAY 2022 AS TRAVEL AND TOURISM MONTH.

CONGRATULATIONS. [APPLAUSE] THANK YOU.

AND JUST TO LET YOU KNOW, DAREN MEIS CAME FORWARD BECAUSE HE'S ACTUALLY THE COUNCIL LIAISON TO THAT BOARD.

JUST-- [LAUGHTER] YES. HE ACTUALLY KEEPS US IN LINE DURING MEETINGS.

YES. YES.

WELL, IT'S A REAL HONOR TO BE PART OF THIS BOARD, AND AS A RESIDENT OF ALLEN, TEXAS, SINCE 2008 AND I LIVED IN PLANO BEFORE THEN, THEN I GOT SMART AND I MOVED TO ALLEN, JUST TO SEE THE GROWTH.

I DON'T THINK THERE WAS A HOTEL, MAYBE MAYBE THE HILTON BACK THEN.

SO JUST TO SEE THE GROWTH AND THE TRAFFIC COMING INTO THIS PART IS IT'S JUST AMAZING.

AND IT'S GREAT TO KNOW THAT I'M WORKING WITH SUCH PASSIONATE PEOPLE WHO REALLY BELIEVE IN ALLEN, AND I WANT TO INVITE EVERYONE TO COME AND TAKE A LOOK. SO THANK YOU.

JUST THANK YOU TO ONE CITY LEADERSHIP FOR ESTABLISHING THE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU.

JULY 31ST WILL BE MY 13TH ANNIVERSARY HERE AT THE CITY.

THANK YOU FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT TO SUPPORT TOURISM AND ALLEN BECAUSE IT DOES CREATE JOBS AND ECONOMIC IMPACT TO RESIDENTS.

AND MANY OF THE THINGS THAT WE AS RESIDENTS LOVE IS SUPPORTED IN TAX REVENUE.

AGAIN, THE VISITORS ARE SPENDING SO THAT WE CAN HAVE GREAT PARKS AND STREETS AND OTHER SERVICES.

SO COULDN'T BE PROUDER AS ALLEN RESIDENT, TO BE SERVING IN THIS CAPACITY.

BUT THANK YOU GUYS FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

AND I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY THESE PEOPLE DO A GREAT JOB, ESPECIALLY KAREN, BECAUSE THEY DO A LOT OF THINGS BEHIND THE SCENES THAT INCLUDE LOOKING AT METRICS AND TRYING TO EVALUATE THE PERFORMANCE OF ALL THE VARIOUS ACTIVITIES THAT OCCUR IN OUR COMMUNITY, AND BECAUSE OF THAT, THEY'RE ABLE TO DECIDE, WELL, MAYBE LET'S PURSUE SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN THIS BECAUSE WE KNOW THIS WORKS BETTER THAN THAT.

AND I'M JUST REALLY GLAD THAT WE HAVE, YOU KNOW, FORWARD THINKING PEOPLE THAT ARE ABLE TO TRY TO TWEAK THINGS AND MAKE THINGS EVEN BETTER AS THEY GO.

SO I APPRECIATE YOU ALL SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

[LAUGHTER] THANK YOU.

COUNT OF 3. 1, 2, 3.

AND BECAUSE YOU'RE A LITTLE LARGER GROUP, I'M GOING TO DO ONE MORE.

[LAUGHTER]. COUNT OF THREE. ONE, TWO, THREE.

PERFECT. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, SIR. [APPLAUSE]

[3.3 Presentation of the Allen Convention and Visitor's Bureau Annual Report by Chair Karen Musa.]

SO THE NEXT ITEM IS TO HAVE A PRESENTATION FROM THE ALLEN CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU AND KAREN MUSA IS GOING TO MAKE THAT PRESENTATION.

GOOD EVENING MAYOR, COUNCIL, MR. ELLWANGER, AND MS. GEORGE. THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.

AND I'M SO PROUD THAT MY GROUP IS HERE TO BACK ME UP TONIGHT.

VERY EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

SO I JUST WANT TO TALK TO YOU THIS EVENING ABOUT SOME OF THE GREAT THINGS THE CVB ADVISORY BOARD HAS BEEN DOING IN THEIR WORK WITH THE ALLEN CVB. SEE IF I CAN--.

NO. HERE WE GO.

NOW I KNOW WHAT TO DO.

ALL RIGHT, SO HERE'S OUR FANTASTIC BOARD MEMBERS.

[00:20:01]

WE ARE MISSING PROBABLY JUST ONE FROM THERE.

KAREN, I THINK, WAS TRAVELING WHEN WE TOOK THIS PICTURE, AND I THINK MR. MEIS WAS ALSO NOT AVAILABLE FOR THAT MEETING, BUT HE HAS BEEN AT EVERY SINGLE MEETING WE'VE HAD, SO PRESENT AND ACCOUNTED FOR.

THERE YOU GO. THIS IS A LIST OF OUR MEMBERS WHO ARE ACTIVE, VERY ACTIVE ON THIS BOARD CURRENTLY.

WE MEET QUARTERLY AND WE TYPICALLY-- WE MEET TOMORROW MORNING AT 8:00 IN THE ALLEN CITY HALL.

SO WE'LL ALL BE TOGETHER TOMORROW.

AS FAR AS THE MISSION OF THE CVB, AS IT SAYS HERE, ALLEN CVB MARKETS ALLEN AS A DESTINATION FOR CONVENTIONS, EVENTS AND LEISURE TOURISM.

ALLEN CVB REPRESENTS ALL LOCAL HOTELS, ATTRACTIONS AND AMENITIES IN VARIOUS MARKETING CAMPAIGNS, SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS AND WEB CONTENT.

THE DUTIES OF THE CVB ADVISORY BOARD ARE AS FOLLOWS: THE CONVENTION OF VISITORS BUREAU ADVISORY BOARD ADVISES THE CITY COUNCIL AND CVB STAFF ON CONVENTION AND TOURISM MATTERS; QUARTERLY MEETING TOPICS ARE USUALLY AROUND THIS MARKETING INITIATIVES, SALES INITIATIVES, CURRENT HOTEL MARKET CONDITIONS, WHICH WE ALWAYS GET A VERY THOROUGH REPORT ON; NEW BENCHMARK CITY MARKETING ASSESSMENT; AND CVB ORGANIZATIONAL OUTLOOK.

JUST TO GIVE YOU A LIST OF SOME OF THE TOPICS WE COVER EACH MEETING, WE TYPICALLY HAVE CONVERSATIONS AROUND THESE AREAS. I'M NOT GOING TO READ THEM ALL, BUT IT JUST GIVES YOU A SENSE OF KIND OF WHAT THE DIALOG USUALLY LOOKS LIKE.

WE ALSO HAVE--.

PART OF WHAT THE CVB DOES IS OVERSEE THE VISIT ALLEN TEXAS WEBSITE, AND THIS IS UPDATED ON A REGULAR BASIS. THEY'VE JUST RECENTLY UPDATED TO INCLUDE TWO NEW CATEGORIES.

BESIDES THAT, THIS PAGE ALSO FEATURES 18 UNIQUE VENUES IN ALLEN AND THEY ALSO-- THE TWO--.

ONE OF THE NEW AREAS THEY'VE JUST ADDED WAS BECAUSE THERE WAS A LOT OF REQUESTS FROM GROUPS COMING IN TO THE CITY OF ALLEN FOR TEAM BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES.

SO WE WANTED TO REALLY HIGHLIGHT WHAT WAS AVAILABLE IN THAT AREA.

SOME OTHER AREAS TOO.

WE'VE GOT WEDDING PAGES BECAUSE PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THE WEDDING AND HAVE SOMETHING VERY UNIQUE AND SPECIAL FOR THEM.

SO THEY ALSO HELP WITH IDENTIFYING GREAT WEDDING VENUES.

SOCIAL MEDIA, THE CVB ACTUALLY MANAGED CONTENT ACROSS FIVE CHANNELS.

FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM ARE THE MOST FOLLOWED SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS, AND YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE INFORMATION HERE AS TO THE SUCCESS AND REACH THAT THESE CHANNELS HAVE.

THE LEISURE MEETINGS AND DIGITAL NEWSLETTER FOCUSES ON THE MEETING PLANNER, GIVING THEM INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT THEY CAN DO WITH THEIR CLIENTS WHEN THEY BRING THEM TO ALLEN.

AND VERY FORTUNATELY, THEY HAVE A OPEN RATE OF 5%, WHICH IS HIGHER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE, WHICH MEANS THAT THE INFORMATION WE'RE PUTTING OUT THERE REALLY RESONATES WITH THE FOLLOWERS.

SHOP ALLEN, CVB CONTINUES TO SUPPORT THE SHOP ALLEN CAMPAIGN, FOCUSING ON LOCAL ASSETS THAT VISITORS ARE INTERESTED IN BECAUSE PEOPLE LOVE TO SHOP WHEN THEY COME TO ALLEN.

WE'VE ALSO BEEN ABLE TO PUT TOGETHER SOME VIDEO CONTENT TOO.

THE PROJECT IS ALMOST COMPLETE AND THE SECOND VIDEO WILL BE RELEASED VERY SHORTLY.

AS FAR AS TARGET MARKETS, CERTAINLY STATE AND REGIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, CORPORATE, RELIGIOUS AND SPORTS MARKETS, [INAUDIBLE] SMERF MARKET TOO.

DIRECT SALES EFFORT, YOU--.

AGAIN, SALES TRIPS TO FEEDER MARKET CITIES.

THEY CONTINUE JUST TO EXPAND THEIR SALES EFFORT TO BRING PEOPLE TO ALLEN AND VERY EXCITED POST COVID, YOU

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KNOW, THE IDEA OF HAVING LARGER EVENTS NOW AND LARGER GROUPS COMING TO THIS MARKET.

PARTNER ENGAGEMENT.

IN ADDITION TO ENGAGE IN MEETINGS AND EVENT PLANNERS, THE CVB HOSTS PARTNER EVENTS IN OCTOBER AT THE MARRIOTT WATTERS CREEK CONVENTION CENTER.

THIS ENGAGEMENT HELPED THE CVB RECONNECT WITH DESTINATION PARTNERS AS WE'RE EASING OUT OF COVID.

PARTNER ENGAGEMENT, JUST TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE, THE MARCH PARTNER EVENT WAS HOSTED AT THE SWEET TOOTH HOTEL, WHICH, BY THE WAY, IS NOT A HOTEL. DIDN'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS, BUT IT WAS VERY EXCITING TO TOUR IT AND FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WHAT THEY DO AND GO OUT AND SHARE THAT WITH OTHER PEOPLE I KNOW WHO LIVE IN ALLEN OR IN OTHER CITIES.

NEXT ALLEN TOURISM ECONOMIC IMPACT, AND KAREN ALLUDED TO THIS A LITTLE BIT, BUT THE REPORT THAT YOU HAVE IN FRONT OF YOU IS PRODUCED BY THE STATE OF TEXAS AND WHY WE ARE STILL RECOVERING FROM THE PANDEMIC.

IN 2021, ALLEN COLLECTED $17.1 MILLION IN TAX REVENUES GENERATED BY VISITORS TO ALLEN.

THIS IS A NEW RECORD FOR US.

WE GAINED 29.5% OVER 2020 AS FAR AS THE REVENUE STREAM, AND THAT IS THE LARGEST INCREASE WE'VE SEEN SINCE 2010 WHEN WE OPENED THE VILLAGE AT ALLEN, THE C.U.

TEXAS EVENT CENTER, AND THE COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT.

SO IT'S THE BIGGEST SPIKE SINCE THEN.

SO I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND WE'RE EXCITED TO KEEP WORKING FOR ALLEN.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

[APPLAUSE] HEY, MAYOR, IT'S AMAZING TO HEAR THOSE NUMBERS AND THE INCREASES THAT, I MEAN, COMING OFF OF COVID, IT JUST TELLS YOU WHAT WE HAVE IN THE CITY AND OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, WHAT THEY'RE BRINGING IN AND WORKING COLLABORATIVELY WITH OUR CVB.

IT'S AN AWESOME STORY.

SO THANK YOU ALL FOR WHAT YOU ALL ARE DOING.

SO I CAN SAY THAT THAT BOARD IS A FUN BOARD TO WORK WITH.

THERE'S A LOT OF POSITIVE ENERGY IN THAT BOARD.

KAREN CROMWELL HAS A ASSERTIVENESS THAT BORDERS AGGRESSIVENESS [LAUGHTER] AND IN A PERFECT WAY FOR THE POSITION.

NOW, SHE'S A SALES PERSON, RIGHT? HER WHOLE ROLE IS TO GO OUT AND GET EVENTS AND SHE'S OUT--.

I LOVE IT. I LOVE TALKING TO HER.

SO, KAREN, I THINK YOU DO A GREAT JOB.

ERIC, GOOD HIRE ON THIS ONE AND KEEPING HER AROUND.

[LAUGHTER] THANK YOU.

I'VE BEEN VERY FORTUNATE TO KNOW KAREN FOR A LONG, LONG TIME, AND SHE'S THE RIGHT PERSON IN THE RIGHT PLACE FOR SURE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THAT ITEM? IF NOT, THEN WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A PRESENTATION BY ROBERT MEDIGOVICH WITH CWD, WHO IS THEIR MUNICIPAL COORDINATOR.

[3.4 Presentation of the Community Waste Disposal's Annual Report by CWD Municipal Coordinator Robert Medigovich.]

GOOD EVENING, ROBERT. GOOD EVENING.

AGAIN, I'M ROBERT MEDIGOVICH, THE COMMUNITY WASTE DISPOSAL.

I'M HERE THIS EVENING WITH VICE PRESIDENT JASON ROEMER, VICE PRESIDENT DALE POUND AND CFO JIM HERRICK.

CWD HAS BEEN SERVICING THE CITY OF ALLEN SINCE 1997.

NOW, LET'S THINK ABOUT THAT.

WHAT DID ALLEN LOOK LIKE IN 1997? THIS BUILDING WASN'T HERE.

CITY HALL WAS WHERE THE PARKS DEPARTMENT IS.

THERE WAS LESS THAN 10,000 HOMES.

NOW THERE'S 20,000 HOMES.

THE ONLY RESTAURANT WEST OF 75 WAS MCDONALD'S.

NOW THERE'S OVER 210 RESTAURANTS.

WHEN CWD WAS AWARDED THE CONTRACT, WE HAD LESS THAN TEN MUNICIPALITIES.

NOW WE HAVE 30.

THE CITY OF ALLAN'S GROWN, SO HAS CWD.

BUT ONE COMMON THEME IS CWD AND THE CITY OF ALLAN, YOU'RE ALWAYS HAVE BEEN ONE OF OUR FAVORITE CUSTOMERS AND OUR CROWN JEWEL IN OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE PORTFOLIO . THE CWD SERVICES, YOUR TRASH FIVE DAYS A WEEK AND YOU CAN SEE THOSE ARE CNG TRUCKS, WHICH IS COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS.

WE DO THAT FOR [INAUDIBLE] ISSUES AND THE QUALITY IN THE CITY OF ALLAN.

[INAUDIBLE] GOT TO GO FORWARD.

WE ALSO WE DO BULK PROGRAM.

THIS BULK PROGRAM IS DONE ON SATURDAYS AND IT'S DONE EVERY FOURTH SATURDAY.

EVERY RESIDENT HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO PUT OUT SIX CUBIC YARDS.

AS YOU KNOW, THIS CHANGED IN OCTOBER OF LAST YEAR.

BEFORE RESIDENTS HAD TO CALL IN, GET ON THE LIST.

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WE WORKED WITH CITY STAFF AND CHANGE THAT.

NOW THEY JUST TO PUT IT OUT ON THE DESIGNATED DAY AND WE PICK IT UP AND IT'S BEEN RESULTS HAVE BEEN AMAZING.

LAST YEAR WE PICKED UP UP TO 1400 TONS OF TRASH.

THAT WAS AN INCREASE OF 48% OF THE BULK PROGRAM.

SO THAT SHOWS THAT THE METRICS SHOW THAT THE PROGRAM WAS SUCCESSFUL.

THE RECYCLING SERVICE.

THERE IS SUE KACINES, SHE'S A FORMER PRESIDENT OF KEEP AMERICA-- KEEP ALLEN BEAUTIFUL BOARD ON [INAUDIBLE] RECYCLING.

RECYCLING IN ALLEN HAS CHANGE A LITTLE BIT.

HOW MANY RESIDENTS WERE HERE IN 2005? RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU'RE A COUNCIL MEMBER.

IF YOU REMEMBER BACK THEN, YOU HAD THE GREEN CART.

WE WORKED WITH CITY STAFF IN 25 AND SWITCHED IT TO THE 95 GALLON CART.

AND ONE REASON WE DID THAT MAKE IT SINGLE STREAM.

AND A LOT OF THE RESIDENTS WERE GOING WELL RECYCLING AND ALLEN IS EVERY OTHER WEEK AND NOT WEEKLY LIKE SOME COMMUNITIES.

CWD WORKED WITH ALLEN'S STAFF, WE WANTED TO GIVE THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE WAY TO PROVIDE RECYCLING.

AND IF YOU-- THE AVERAGE FAMILY OF FOUR, WHEN YOU GO BY AND PICK UP RECYCLING EVERY SINGLE WEEK, THAT BLUE CAR, IT'S ONLY 50% FULL.

SO YOU'RE PAYING FOR SERVICE YOU'RE NOT DOING.

NOW WHEN IT'S EVERY OTHER WEEK, IT'S COMPLETELY FULL.

AND CITY OF ALLEN'S BEEN AWARDED MANY NUMEROUS AWARDS WE'LL TALK ABOUT FOR THEIR INNOVATIVE RECYCLING PROGRAMS. AND ALSO THE COMPOST PROGRAM, WHEN CWD WAS AWARDED THIS PROGRAM IN 1997, CITY OF ALLEN WAS THE SECOND COMMUNITY IN THE NORTH TEXAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT TO ENHANCE THEIR PROGRAM WITH YARD WASTE PROGRAM.

THIS IS WHERE RESIDENTS PUT OUT YARD WASTE.

IN THE LAST YEAR, WE RECYCLED 420 LBS PER MONTH [INAUDIBLE] YARD WASTE.

AND ALSO THAT-- HOLD ON.

GOES INTO THE--. PARDON ME.

THE POUNDS PER HOUSEHOLD PER HOME.

IN 2021, RESIDENTS RECYCLE 10,700 TONS OF RECYCLING.

THAT BREAKS DOWN TO 60 LBS PER HOME PER MONTH.

IN THE BLUE CART, THAT'S AROUND 40 LBS PER HOUSEHOLD AND THE YARD WASTE IS AROUND 13 LBS, THE REMAINING 7 LBS IS YARD WASTE.

IT INCREASED 6% FROM 2021 TO 20.

AND WHY THAT'S IMPORTANT--. WHAT'S IMPORTANT IN THE BLUE CART? BECAUSE WE HAVE RECYCLING REVENUE SHARE.

EVERYTHING THAT'S PUT IN THE BLUE CART IS TAKEN BACK TO CWD, OUR 2010 CALIFORNIA CROSSING.

SO WE HAVE RECYCLING FACILITY IS [INAUDIBLE] WHERE TEXAS STADIUM USED TO BE AND WE GIVE A RECYCLING REVENUE SHARE AND EVERY YEAR IT'S APPROXIMATELY $50,000 DEPENDS ON THE TONS.

IN THE PAST TEN YEARS, WE'VE SHARED OVER $80,000 WITH THE CITY OF ALLEN.

AND ALSO IN 1997, THE CITY OF ALLEN WAS EXPERIENCING A LOT OF MULTIFAMILY, SO THEY STARTED MANDATING MULTIFAMILY RECYCLING.

THERE IS RECYCLING AT SETTLER'S GATE AND LAST YEAR WE RECYCLED 463 TONS OF RECYCLING FROM THE MULTIFAMILY.

CITY OF ALLEN WAS THE FIRST COMMUNITY IN COLLIN COUNTY TO MANDATE MULTIFAMILY RECYCLING.

ALSO WE DO RECYCLING AT THE COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS.

THERE'S THE DELTA MARRIOTT ON THE LEFT AND ON RIGHT THERE'S A RECYCLING OF THE RESTAURANT THAT COOKS REALLY GOOD, SMOKED BACON, SMOKED HICKORY BACON.

PARDON ME, BAINE. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT? SMOKED [INAUDIBLE] BACON.

WE ALSO HAVE WORKED WITH THE ALLEN SCHOOL DISTRICT.

THERE'S 23 SCHOOLS IN THE ALLEN.

WE SERVE THEM TWICE A WEEK WITH SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING AND 95 GALLON CART.

THE ALLEN SCHOOL DISTRICT IS RECYCLING AROUND 56 TONS PER HOME PER MONTH.

IN 2012, THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BUILT THIS LITTLE FOOTBALL STADIUM UP THE ROAD ON GREENVILLE ROAD, AND SOON THEREAFTER WE RECYCLED OUT-- WE PUT OUTDOOR RECYCLING CONTAINERS THERE.

SOON THEREAFTER, WE ALL [INAUDIBLE] ALLEN ISD WON THREE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS.

WE WERE THE FIRST COMMUNITY TO ACTUALLY DO OUTDOOR RECYCLING AT THE FACILITY.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF IT WAS BECAUSE OF THE OUTDOOR RECYCLING OR THE QUARTERBACK FOR THE ARIZONA CARDINALS, BUT ANYWAY, YOU GUYS WON THREE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS AFTER THAT.

[LAUGHTER] NOW, ABOUT THE SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES, THIS IS REALLY WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD.

WE'RE IN YOUR COMMUNITY SIX DAYS A WEEK PROVIDING SOLID WASTE SERVICES.

IN 2021, WE HAD 3.9 SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES TO FAIL OR SUCCEED.

THAT'S BASICALLY 165 TIMES RESIDENT CALLED IN CITY STAFF AND SAID, CWD MISSED MY TRASH RECYCLING OR BOTH.

EVEN THOUGH THAT NUMBER IS A LITTLE BIT HIGH FROM THE LAST YEAR, WE WERE WORKING WITH STAFF GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND SO FAR IN 2020, IT'S GOING DOWN IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION EVEN THOUGH OUR INDUSTRY AVERAGE IS 1.0.

AND YOU CAN SEE THROUGHOUT THE YEARS IT'S CHANGED AND IT'S BEEN A LITTLE BIT CHALLENGING, AND ONE REASON WHY IT'S GONE UP IS COVID REALLY AFFECTED US THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE YEAR.

IT'S AFFECTED EVERYBODY BECAUSE IT SPIKED AGAIN AND IT SPIKED OUR WORKFORCE.

AND THAT WAS ONE REASON IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE YEAR WE HAD A HIGH NUMBER OF MISSES, BUT HOPEFULLY THAT IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS WE HAVEN'T HAD A COVID EXPERIENCE.

NOW ONE THING BEING LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED, CWD REALLY GETS INVOLVED WITH THE COMMUNITY.

WHEN COVID HIT, A LOCAL RESIDENT, CHRISTINE CHANG, CONTACTED US AND SAID, I WANT TO DO SOMETHING FOR YOUR DRIVERS.

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WELL, I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WANT TO DO, BUT I WANT TO FEED THEM OR SOMETHING.

AND THIS IS WHEN COVID FIRST HIT.

NOBODY REALLY KNEW WHAT TO DO.

WELL, SHE PARTNERED WITH THEIR HOA AND CHICK-FIL-A AND ACTUALLY COLLECTED ALL THE FOOD HERSELF.

AND WE WORKED WITH CITY STAFF AND THE DRIVERS CAME UP IN FRONT OF THE CITY HALL AND WE FED THEM.

THIS WAS A GREAT WAY OF THE RESIDENTS SHOWING OUR DRIVERS THEY APPRECIATE ALL THE EFFORTS TO DO AND DURING THE PANDEMIC.

AND ANOTHER WAY IS WE'RE ALWAYS INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY.

WE'VE WORKED THE GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP.

THE BOTTOM RIGHT IS AFFABLE SHELLEY GEORGE THEY'RE COLLECTING GLASSES WITH THE LIONS CLUB AND THE KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL IS REALLY CHANGED.

DURING THE--. WHEN WE FIRST STARTED 20 YEARS AGO, WE WERE DOING A LOT OF CLEANUPS WITH OPEN TOPS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

NOW IF YOU SHOW UP AT ONE OF THESE EVENTS, THERE'S NO MATERIAL TAKEN TO THE LANDFILL.

THE CITY OF ALLEN STAFF HAS BEEN REALLY INNOVATIVE AND DIVERTED A LOT OF MATERIALS FROM THE LANDFILL.

AND WE'VE ALSO WORKED WITH THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WITH CHANGE THE WORLD PROJECT.

WE'RE WORKING WITH ERIC FREE THIS WEEK AND DOING THAT AGAIN THIS WEEKEND, I COULDN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THE ALLEN USA CELEBRATION.

THIS IS A HUGE EVENT ON THE LAST SATURDAY OF JUNE.

TIM DENTLER, WHEN HE WAS THE PARK'S DIRECTOR, HE REALIZES HOW IMPORTANT THIS PROGRAM IS.

IT'S THE LARGEST ZERO WASTE IN NORTH TEXAS, AND I STILL REMEMBER WHEN TONY HILL FIRST CALLED ME AND SAID HE NEEDED MY HELP.

IT MADE ME REAL EXCITED BECAUSE I USED TO WATCH HIM CATCH THE FOOTBALL GROWING UP.

AND BEING INVOLVED IN A COMMUNITY, STEVE MASSEY IS ONLY GIVE ME A FEW MINUTES TO SPEAK, BUT BASICALLY ANY COMMUNITY EVENT FROM THE ROTARY CLUB TO THE LIONS CLUB TO THE ALLEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, WE'RE INVOLVED MAKING AN EVENT.

THERE, WE WORK WITH THE ALLEN EDUCATION FOUNDATION ON ALLEN EAGLE RUN, IN THE HOLIDAY RUNS INTO THE GOLF TOURNAMENTS.

WE TRY TO MAKE ANY COMMUNITY EVENT THAT'S OUTSIDE A GREEN EVENT AND PROMOTE RECYCLING.

AND WE'VE ALSO ADOPTED A HIGHWAY WITH A PARTNER OF JQ RESOURCES.

ONCE A QUARTER THEY GO OUT AND THEY CLEAN THE HIGHWAY, AND I KNOW MAYOR FULKS HAS DONATED PART OF HIS SALARY, I BELIEVE, TO THAT NONPROFIT GROUP.

AND WE ALSO DONATE OUR ONCE A MONTH-- [INAUDIBLE] ONCE A QUARTER, WHEN THEY CLEAN THAT UP, WE GIVE A STIPEND TO THEM FOR WORKING WITH US.

THIS IS ALLEN RECYCLES DAY.

THIS HAPPENS IN THE FALL EVERY YEAR.

THIS IS A GREAT EVENT THAT ALLEN RESIDENTS CAN RECYCLE OF USED ELECTRONICS AND PROPERLY DISPOSE OF MEDICINE.

AND THEY'RE THE TOYS FOR TOTS, WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE TOYS FOR TOTS FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS.

THERE'S FORMER MAYOR DEBBIE STOUT BEING A GREAT RECYCLING ELF THERE.

AND WE'VE ALSO WORKED WITH THE ROTARY CLUB FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS.

WE'VE BEEN PARTNERING WITH THEM ON THE HOLIDAY PARADE.

AND I'D BE [INAUDIBLE] TO SAY THAT DONNA CLEAVER WORKED FOR THE CITY OF ALLEN FOR OVER TEN YEARS.

SHE RECENTLY LEFT.

THAT WAS HER LAST EVENT, OFFICIAL EVENT FOR THE CITY OF ALLEN.

SHE WAS A GREAT PARTNER FOR CWD AND THE CITY OF ALLEN.

AND AS WE'VE TALKED ABOUT BEFORE, CITY OF ALLEN AND THE CWD HAS WON NUMEROUS AWARDS.

EVEN LAST YEAR, THEY WON NUMEROUS AWARDS FROM THE NORTH TEXAS CORPORATE RECYCLING COUNCIL.

THERE ARE STAFF RECEIVING SOME OF THEIR AWARDS PRACTICING COVID PRACTICES, AND THE CITY OF ALLEN HAS WON NUMEROUS AWARDS IN OUR PAST--.

YOU KNOW, A LOT OF THE AWARDS ARE REALLY NICE AWARDS.

SOME OF THE AWARDS HAVE MONETARY AMOUNTS.

CITY OF ALLEN'S BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH TO WIN THREE KEEP TEXAS BEAUTIFUL AWARDS, GOVERNMENT COMMUNITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS WHICH AS A AWARD WINNER GETS $270,000.

ON THE RIGHT, IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THEY WON WAS IN 2014.

AND THERE'S ON THE LEFT, COUNCIL MEMBER JOEY HARROLD, AND THEY'RE BEING AWARDED AGAIN THE GOVERNMENT COMMUNITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD THIS YEAR IN JUNE.

THE CITY OF ALLEN IS GOING TO HAVE WON OVER $800,000 FROM TXDOT FOR THEIR ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS. THAT'S ONE OF THE TOP PROGRAMS IN THE STATE OF TEXAS.

YOU GUYS SHOULD BE REALLY PROUD OF YOURSELF.

THESE ARE THE ENVIRONMENTAL SAVINGS SAVED IN 2021.

AND EVERY YEAR WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR OUR PARTNERSHIP.

WE HAVE SOME RECYCLED GIFTS FOR YOU THAT WERE MADE FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS.

WE PRESENTED THESE TO CITY HALL EARLY THIS MORNING AND THIS IS ACTUALLY DURING A PARADE AT CITY OF ALLEN THAT SOME RESIDENTS MADE THIS UP AND SAID, CWD ROCKS. WE REALLY WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR THE PARTNERSHIP FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS.

I'LL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME.

YOU KNOW, I'VE SEEN YOU GUYS HERE FOR A LONG TIME.

YOU KNOW, WE'VE BEEN DOING OUR LITTLE PLACE DOWN THERE FOR A WHILE, AND, YOU KNOW, WE'VE HAD OUR UPS AND DOWNS, BUT I THINK WE'VE HAD MORE UPS AND DOWNS.

I THINK YOU GUYS HAVE RESPONDED IN WAYS THAT SOME OTHER COMPANIES MAY NOT HAVE.

AND I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU AND YOUR TEAM FOR JUST BEING A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY WITH ALL THE DIFFERENT THINGS THAT YOU'VE DONE.

I MEAN, AND I'M WATCHING YOU NOT READ ONE THING.

ALL THIS IS COMING FROM FROM SCRATCH.

AND SO, ROBERT, WE REALLY, REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR COMPANY AND THANK YOU FOR THE PARTNERSHIP.

THANK YOU.

ROBERT, I THINK I MET BOTH YOU AND GREG IN 1997.

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I BELIEVE SO.

YES, SIR. AND AT THE TIME, WE WERE HAVING ISSUES WITH TRASH COLLECTION IN THE CITY OF ALLAN, AND WE WERE LOOKING TO GO A DIFFERENT DIRECTION.

AND YOU ALL CAME FORWARD AND WE TOOK A RISK IN A WAY, BECAUSE WE WEREN'T SURE AT THE TIME.

BUT WHEN YOU ALL CAME, YOU MADE A GREAT PROPOSAL, YOU HAD A GREAT PRICE FOR THE SERVICES, AND EVERY STEP OF THE WAY, AS WE TRIED TO FINE TUNE AND MAKE THAT SERVICE EVEN BETTER, Y'ALL WERE ALWAYS WILLING TO COME FORWARD AND DO WHATEVER IT TOOK TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN. SO I WOULD SINCERELY SAY THANK YOU FOR ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU'VE DONE OVER THE YEARS AND TRYING TO JUST CONTINUE TO FINE TUNE THE PROCESS AND MAKE THINGS BETTER.

I WILL TELL YOU THIS, I KNOW FROM A RECYCLING STANDPOINT, I KNOW WHEN THAT WAS ADOPTED, THERE WERE SOME PEOPLE WANTED IT AND SOME PEOPLE DIDN'T WANT IT AT ALL, WHICH IS AMAZING BY TODAY'S STANDARDS. YOU JUST CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHY PEOPLE WOULDN'T WANT TO DO THAT.

BUT I KNOW PERSONALLY WHEN I DO RECYCLING, WE FILL THAT RECYCLING BIN UP AND PUT HARDLY ANYTHING IN THE REGULAR TRASH.

I DID HAVE ONE QUESTION FOR YOU, THOUGH, IN REGARDS TO THE CNG, THE COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS, YOU SAID IS IT ALL VEHICLES IN ALLEN ARE ALL CNG OR IS THAT A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE? WE HAVE THE RESIDENTIAL TRUCKS, THE ASL TRUCKS, WE HAVE SOME THE REAR LOADS AND NOW, RECENTLY WE'VE HAD TO BUY SOME MORE REAR LOADERS TO GET THE QUICK TURNAROUND THAT HAVE BEEN DIESEL. BUT I BELIEVE 75% OF THE EQUIPMENT ARE CNG TRUCKS SIR.

OKAY. SO THAT'S AN ALLEN? YES SIR. IS THAT THE SAME RATIO FOR ALL YES, SIR. OKAY. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU. BUT AGAIN, I WANT TO SAY-- GIVE YOU MY SINCERE THANKS FOR THE LONG TERM PARTNERSHIP AND EVERYTHING THAT YOU'VE DONE-- IT'S BEEN A GREAT PARTNERSHIP. OVER THE YEARS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. [APPLAUSE] NEXT

[4. Consent Agenda.]

ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS TO CONSIDER THE CONSENT AGENDA, WHICH IS INTENDED TO ADDRESS ITEMS THAT ARE NON-CONTROVERSIAL OR ROUTINE IN NATURE.

SO WITH THAT, I WILL GO AHEAD AND HAVE SHELLEY GEORGE, OUR CITY SECRETARY, READ THESE ITEMS INTO THE RECORD.

FOLLOWING IS THE SUMMARY OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.

PLEASE REFER TO THE POSTED AGENDA FOR FULL DETAILS.

AGENDA ITEM 4.1, APPROVE MINUTES OF THE APRIL 22ND COUNCIL MEETING; AGENDA ITEM 4.2, ADOPT ORDINANCE NUMBER 3908-5-22 AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER FOUR, ESTABLISHING REGULATIONS FOR SHORT TERM RENTAL OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY; AGENDA ITEM 4.3, ADOPT RESOLUTION NUMBER 3909-5-22R, AUTHORIZING A REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT WITH TXDOT FOR THE PURCHASE OF TRAFFIC SIGNAL EQUIPMENT ALONG FM 2551; AGENDA ITEM 4.4, AWARD BID AND AUTHORIZE A CONTRACT WITH REYNOLDS ASPHALT AND CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FOR THE BUCKINGHAM LANE AND HIGHPOINT DRIVE ASPHALT REHABILITATION PROJECT FOR $386,565; AGENDA ITEM 4.5, AUTHORIZE A CONTRACT WITH IMPROBABLE FOR FIRE TRAINING SIMULATION SOFTWARE FOR $464,149; AGENDA ITEM 4.6, AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF CARDIO FITNESS EQUIPMENT FROM TEAM MARATHON FITNESS FOR RECREATION FACILITIES FOR $259,116; AGENDA ITEM 4.7, AWARD BID AND AUTHORIZE A CONTRACT WITH ARCH STAFFING GROUP AND QWICK FOR TEMPORARY PERSONNEL FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICES AT CREDIT UNION OF TEXAS EVENT CENTER AND THE COURSES AT WATTERS CREEK FOR AN ANNUAL AMOUNT OF $418,653; AGENDA ITEM 4.8, AUTHORIZE A CONTRACT WITH SUPERIOR FIBER AND DATA SERVICES FOR STRUCTURED CABLING SERVICES FOR THE STEPHEN G.

TERRELL RECREATION CENTER FOR $357,849; AGENDA ITEM 4.9, AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF VIDEO SURVEILLANCE AND ACCESS CONTROL EQUIPMENT FROM ALLIED UNIVERSAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES FOR THE STEPHEN G.

TERRELL RECREATION CENTER FOR $440,218; AGENDA ITEM 4.10, AUTHORIZE A CONTRACT WITH PLAYTIME TEXAS FOR THE DESIGN, FABRICATION AND INSTALLATION OF THE INDOOR PLAYGROUND IN THE STEVEN G.

TERRELL RECREATION CENTER FOR $1,227,626; AGENDA ITEM 4.11, RATIFY, CONFIRM AND APPROVE CHANGE ORDERS TO THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT WITH ADOLFSON AND PETERSON FOR THE STEPHEN G.

TERRELL RECREATION CENTER CONSTRUCTION PROJECT; AGENDA ITEM 4.12, RECEIVE THE QUARTERLY FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE PERIOD ENDING MARCH 31ST; AND AGENDA

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ITEM 4.13, RECEIVE THE QUARTERLY INVESTMENT REPORT FOR PERIOD ENDING MARCH 31ST.

THANK YOU, SHELLEY.

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

I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS WRITTEN.

SECOND.

WE HAVE A MOTION AND A AECOND.

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

THE CONSENT AGENDA PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT, COUNCIL.

NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS ITEM 5.1, WHICH IS TO AWARD A BID AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH BYRNE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF

[5.1 Award Bid and Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Byrne Construction Services for the Construction of Fire Station No. 6 in the Amount of $11,247,190 and Not to Exceed a Total Project Budget of $14,974,976.]

FIRE STATION NUMBER SIX IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,247,190, AND NOT TO EXCEED A TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET OF $14,974,976, AND WE HAVE OUR DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING, CHRIS FLANIGAN, WHO WILL MAKE THE PRESENTATION ON THIS.

GOOD EVENING, CHRIS. GOOD EVENING, MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL.

I'M CHRIS FLANIGAN, DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING, AND I'M ACCOMPANIED TONIGHT BY CHIEF JON BOYD FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND ALSO ASSISTANT CHIEF CANNADAY AND ASSISTANT CHIEF WILLIAMS. SINCE WE'RE WELL REPRESENTED BY THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, I'LL DELIVER THE PRESENTATION AND THEN THEY'LL HANDLE ALL THE DIFFICULT QUESTIONS.

[LAUGHTER] OKAY.

TONIGHT'S COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM 5.1, AS WAS READ, IS BID AWARD TO BYRNE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE SIXTH AND LAST FIRE STATION FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

WHAT I WANTED TO DEPICT HERE IS A ILLUSTRATION OF THE OTHER FIVE FIRE STATIONS THAT ALREADY EXIST TODAY AND THAT THE LOCATION ON THIS MAP OF ALL SIX, INCLUDING THE ONE PROPOSED TONIGHT, IS THOUGHTFUL.

FAIRLY EQUALLY DISTRIBUTED AMONG THE COMMUNITY, FOR OBVIOUS REASONS, TO DISTRIBUTE CALL VOLUME, TO RESPOND TO A GROWING POPULATION OVER TIME.

EACH OF THESE STATIONS HAS BEEN BUILT IN ORDER ESSENTIALLY ONE THROUGH FIVE.

A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY, FIRE STATION ONE USED TO BE DOWNTOWN, BUT IS NOW IN CLOSE PROXIMITY OF A CENTURY PARKWAY.

BUT OTHER THAN THAT, GENERALLY BUILT IN THIS ORDER, IN THIS PROXIMITY AND FIRE STATION, NUMBER SIX TO FURTHER THAT POINT, IS LOCATED, AS YOU'LL NOTICE, MUCH CLOSER TO STATE HIGHWAY 121, WHERE A LOT OF DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY IS TAKING PLACE TODAY.

CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY VERY VISIBLE TO PEOPLE TRAVELING BY, BUT ALSO THERE'S A LOT OF ACTIVITY TAKING PLACE BEHIND THE SCENES RELATED TO PLANNING AND ENGINEERING ACTIVITIES FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT ALONG 121.

SO MY POINT WITH THIS SLIDE IS THAT IT IS TIME TO BUILD FIRE STATION NUMBER SIX AND THE LOCATION IS DELIBERATE FOR THAT REASON.

THAT'S ABOUT THE SIMPLISTIC, MOST SIMPLE THING ABOUT THIS SITE THAT I CAN SAY.

EVERYTHING ELSE IS VERY COMPLICATED.

YOU KNOW, WE'RE LOOKING AT A PIECE OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT RIDGEVIEW AND WATTERS ROAD.

IT'S THE INTERSECTION OF TWO MAJOR THOROUGHFARES, AND IT'S A TRIANGULAR PIECE OF PROPERTY FRAUGHT WITH SEVERAL DESIGN CHALLENGES.

STARTING WITH THE FACT THAT IT IS TRIANGULAR, IN DEVELOPMENT TERMS, THAT'S A VERY DIFFICULT GEOMETRY TO DEAL WITH WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO SQUARE UP A BUILDING, SO TO SPEAK, THEN YOU THROW A CREEK RUNNING DOWN THE MIDDLE OF IT AND COVERING A LOT OF THAT PROPERTY ITSELF AND PUSH IT STRAIGHT UP AGAINST TWO BUSY STREETS IN TERMS OF ACCESS MANAGEMENT, AND WE'VE GOT OURSELVES A CHALLENGE TO IMPLEMENT.

AND SO THE DESIGN TEAM LOOKED AT A VARIETY OF SITE PLAN ORIENTATION, AND WHERE WE LANDED ON IS ONE THAT REALLY PULLED THE BUILDING UP CLOSE TO RIDGEVIEW DRIVE AND REALLY IMPLEMENTED WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER TO BE THE MINIMUM SETBACK THAT WE WOULD TOLERATE FOR REALLY ANY CONSTRUCTION, MUCH LESS A FIRE STATION.

AND THAT ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISHED SEVERAL DIFFERENT THINGS.

SO TO ORIENT YOU TO THE SITE, RIDGEVIEW DRIVE IS ALONG THE NORTH OR THE PLANNED NORTH OR TOP OF THE EXHIBIT, AND THEN WATTERS ROAD IS ALONG THE RIGHT HAND SIDE HERE.

YOU GOT THE VISITOR'S PARKING, THE FIREHOUSE PROPER AND THEN THE APPARATUS BAYS HERE, AND WE PUSHED THE APPARATUS BAYS FARTHER AWAY FROM THE INTERSECTION DELIBERATELY SO THAT THERE'S MAXIMUM MOBILITY AND ACCESS OFF OF RIDGEVIEW DRIVE TO GO EITHER DIRECTION AND NOT COMPETE TOO MUCH WITH THE CONGESTION THAT MAY OCCUR AT THE INTERSECTION.

BUT AS YOU MAY ALREADY KNOW, THE ORIENTATION OF THE FIRE STATION IS DELIBERATE, THAT APPARATUS EXIT OUT OF THE BAY TO RIDGEVIEW, LIGHTS AND SIRENS, AND THEN RETURN FROM WATTERS ROAD WITHOUT LIGHTS AND SIRENS.

SO ALSO NOTICE ONE OF THE CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SITE IS CLOSE PROXIMITY OF RESIDENCES.

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SO THAT ORIENTATION WAS THOUGHTFUL AND DELIBERATE AS WELL AS PULLING THE BUILDING UP TOWARDS RIDGEVIEW, WE ACCOMPLISH A GREATER DISTANCE FROM THE THE STREAM RUNNING THROUGH, BUT YOU ALSO PROVIDE A GREATER BUFFER FROM THE EXISTING RESIDENCES AND PRESERVATION OF AS MANY TREES AS POSSIBLE.

SO A COUPLE OF RENDERINGS TO JUST ILLUSTRATE WHAT THE NEW FIRE STATION WILL LOOK LIKE.

THIS IS AN OBLIQUE VIEW LOOKING FROM RIDGEVIEW AT THE STATION SHOWING THE CLOSE PROXIMITY TO RIDGEVIEW.

A BROADER VIEW AT STREET ELEVATION SHOWS YOU THE FULL SCOPE AND WIDTH OF THE BUILDING.

ANOTHER THING THAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS VIEW, WHICH IS RELATED TO THE CLOSE BUILDING SETBACK UP AGAINST RIDGEVIEW, IS IT SORT OF HARKENS THAT OLDER NOSTALGIC FIREHOUSE DESIGN WHICH WAS SO DELIBERATE WITH THIS PARTICULAR FIRE STATION.

EACH ONE HAS ITS OWN UNIQUE LOOK AND VISION, AND THIS ONE IS NO DIFFERENT WITH THAT CALLING UPON CERTAIN NEW ENGLAND STYLE ARCHITECTURE WITH THE FENESTRATION, THE TWO STORY LOOK OVER THE APPARATUS BAYS, THE FOLDING DOORS THAT YOU MIGHT RECALL FROM SEEING IN, YOU KNOW, CINEMA OR YOUR TRAVELS LIKE GHOSTBUSTERS FROM NEW YORK.

SO WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT IS THE BAYS ON THE RIGHT.

THERE'S NOT A USABLE SPACE UP ABOVE.

THOSE ARE DECORATIVE WINDOWS, PERHAPS A MECHANICAL MEZZANINE, IF YOU WILL.

BUT THIS IS THE MAIN ENTRANCE HERE, DORMITORY WINDOWS ON THE LEFT.

MATCHING UP WITH THIS ELEVATION, THE NEXT SLIDE SHOWS DIRECTLY WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT INTERNALLY.

IF WE WERE TO SLICE THE TOP OFF OF THE BUILDING AND PULL THE ROOF OFF AND LOOK DOWN FROM ABOVE, AGAIN, THAT VIEW THAT YOU SAW JUST A MOMENT AGO IS LOOKING FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN UP. THESE ARE THE APPARATUS BAYS, THE FRONT ENTRANCE HERE, THE DORMITORIES ALL SITUATED HERE, AND THEN YOU'VE GOT THE LIVING SPACE, INTERIOR, MEN'S AND WOMEN'S LOCKER ROOMS, THE DAY ROOM.

THIS BUILDING INCLUDES A SPACIOUS TRAINING AREA AND PERHAPS THE SETUP OF AN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CENTER IF NEEDED. AND THEN YOU'VE GOT THE MOST IMPORTANT LIVING SPACE AT THE BACK FACING THE TREES, WHICH IS ANOTHER POINT I'D LIKE TO MAKE IS YOU'VE GOT THE FITNESS AREA OVERLOOKING THE GREENBELT AND THEN THE DINING SPACE AND KITCHEN THAT OPENS UP TO A PATIO ELEVATED ABOVE THE CREEK.

AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT THIS VIEW IS INTENDED TO HELP HIGHLIGHT OR EMPHASIZE, BECAUSE IT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I'VE LEARNED FROM WORKING WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OVER THE YEARS IS THAT WE REALLY HAVE A CULTURE HERE THAT EMPHASIZES THE-- BOTH THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL WELL BEING OF A FIRE DEPARTMENT STAFF. WITH THE DEMANDS OF THE JOB AND SOME OF THE THINGS THAT THEY'RE EXPOSED TO, IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO HAVE SOME SPACE TO DECOMPRESS, TO TO HAVE A MEANINGFUL BREAK, AND SO ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT THIS ORIENTATION, WHICH WAS TAKING A CHALLENGE OF THE GREEN BELT AND SPINNING IT INTO A POSITIVE TO HAVE THIS OUTDOOR PATIO SPACE OVERLOOK THE GREENBELT IS A PARTICULAR ATTRACTIVE ASPECT OF WHAT WE'LL END UP WITH IN FIRE STATION NUMBER SIX.

SO DOWN TO THE NITTY GRITTY, THE APPROPRIATIONS FOR THIS PROJECT GO BEYOND THE EXPENDITURE THAT YOU'RE CONSIDERING TODAY, AT OVER $11.2 MILLION.

THE TOTAL PROJECT COST IS JUST SHY OF $15 MILLION AND WAS MADE POSSIBLE, FIRST AND FOREMOST, FROM APPROPRIATIONS OR A SUCCESSFUL VOTERS ELECTION ON GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS BACK IN 2016, WHICH IS ACTUALLY THE THIRD ROW HERE JUST SHY OF $9 MILLION.

SUBSEQUENT TO THAT, THE CITY COUNCIL GAVE PERMISSION TO ALLOCATE FUNDS FROM WHAT IS REFERRED TO AS THE CITY COUNCIL STRATEGIC NON-BOND FUND AND THEN MOST RECENTLY MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE AMERICAN--.

I'M GOING TO BOTCH THIS--.

RESCUE PLAN. [LAUGHTER]. THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT, THANK YOU, MADE POSSIBLE FROM FEDERAL FUNDS AT $3.5 MILLION TO ROUND OUT THE ENTIRE PROJECT NEED.

ON THE FLIP SIDE ON THE EXPENDITURE SIDE, I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THAT THE ACTION ITEM TONIGHT IS FOR THE $11.2 MILLION CONTRACT WITH BYRNE CONSTRUCTION, A REPUTABLE, EXPERIENCED CONTRACTOR IN A WIDE ARRAY OF BUILDING AND FACILITY CONSTRUCTION, BUT IN PARTICULAR HAS A RESUMÉ ASSOCIATED WITH BUILDING FIRE STATIONS. AND WE HAVE A HIGH LEVEL OF CONFIDENCE IN THEIR DELIVERY OF THE PROJECT FOR US.

BUT I WANTED TO EXPAND THE LIST OF EXPENSES TO SHOW YOU WHAT ELSE GOES IN TO COMPLETING AND FURNISHING THE FIRE STATION.

A LOT OF THESE ITEMS HERE ARE BROKEN OUT FROM A GENERAL CONTRACT BECAUSE WE CAN OFTENTIMES PROCURE THOSE ELEMENTS OURSELVES AND ULTIMATELY SAVE THE TAXPAYERS

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MONEY BECAUSE WE'RE NOT PAYING THE OVERHEAD OR MARKUP THAT WE WOULD PAY A GENERAL CONTRACTOR.

AND THEN SOME OF THESE ELEMENTS ARE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND OTHER THINGS THAT OBVIOUSLY AREN'T A COMPONENT OF BYRNE'S CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT.

SO WHERE DO WE GO-- OR WHERE ARE WE LOOKING TO GO FROM HERE? TONIGHT, OBVIOUSLY, IS THE PROPOSED AWARD FOR CONSTRUCTION TO BYRNE.

THE CONSTRUCTION DURATION IS ESTIMATED TO BE 468 DAYS BY CONTRACT, AND THAT ROUNDS US OUT TO HAVE THE FIRE STATION OPEN IN TIME FOR THE START OF THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR.

AND THAT COMPLETES MY BRIEFING ON THE PROJECT.

AS I MENTIONED, WE'RE WELL REPRESENTED BACK HERE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, COUNCIL ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? I JUST GOT A QUICK QUESTION.

WE SOLD THIS BOND LAST-- WHAT WAS IT MEETING? TWO MEETINGS AGO? DID THE PRICE HIKE BY THE FED AFFECT THIS AT ALL OR DID WE GET IN BEFORE THAT? I CANNOT ANSWER THE QUESTION REGARDING THE PARAMETERS RESOLUTION.

I KNOW THAT YOU ALL APPROVED THE PARAMETERS REGARDING THE SALE OF THAT INSTRUMENT, BUT I DON'T BELIEVE THAT'S BEEN EXECUTED YET.

[INAUDIBLE], YOU CAN GIVE A STATUS-- IT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

YEAH. WE'RE ALSO EXPECTING ANOTHER RATE HIKE.

YES. BY THE END OF JULY.

YES, WE ARE. MAYBE A COUPLE MORE THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR.

FROM MY UNDERSTANDING, YES.

SO WE'VE NOT SOLD THE BONDS YET.

OKAY. WE'RE MOVING AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN MOVE.

OKAY. WE HAVE RATING MEETINGS NEXT WEEK WITH MOODY'S AND S&P.

PRELIMINARY COMMENTS ARE FAVORABLE.

WE'RE PACKAGING THAT PRESENTATION FOR THEM AND WE WILL REPORT BACK TO YOU IF YOU'D LIKE, ON--.

I WAS JUST CURIOUS WHERE WE'RE IN THAT PROCESS.

YEAH, THE RESULTS OF THE SALE. SO WE ANTICIPATED THE INCREASE.

RIGHT. I YES, SIR. YEAH.

WE HAD A CAP. YES, WE DO.

YEAH. CAP AND I DON'T THINK WE'RE APPROACHING THAT CAP.

NO, WE SHOULDN'T.

I WAS JUST CURIOUS.

IT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

IT'S A FAIR QUESTION.

ACTUALLY, I THINK I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THE END RESULT ENDS UP BEING AS WELL.

OKAY. ABSOLUTELY.

YES. I'M HAPPY TO REPORT THE RESULTS TO YOU.

WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO A GOOD SALE.

WE'VE HAD SOME FAVORABLE COMMENTS.

WE'VE PACKAGED A GOOD TEAM OF UNDERWRITERS.

THE MARKET RIGHT NOW IS FERTILE FOR GOOD BONDS.

CORRECT. SO WE'VE GOT A GOOD RATING AND-- WELL, THANKS FOR THAT.

I THINK, YOU KNOW, THIS HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING, RIGHT? I MEAN, WE HAD COVID GETTING AWAY AND THINGS HAVE CHANGED, BUT 2016, WHEN WE FIRST PROPOSED THIS AND TOOK IT TO THE VOTERS AND HERE WE ARE IN 2022.

AND SO IT'S GREAT TO SEE THIS COMING TO FRUITION AND STARTING CONSTRUCTION.

SO I'M EXCITED AND LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BUILT.

SO THANK YOU, GUYS.

YEAH, I JUST WANT TO ADD, I'M 100% BEHIND THIS.

THIS IS A NO BRAINER, DESPITE THE RUMORS AND LIES OUT THERE, I'M 100% BEHIND THIS AND LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FINISHED PRODUCT, I THINK THIS COULD BE A BEAUTIFUL STATION, A BEAUTIFUL ADDITION TO OUR CITY.

YEAH. I WOULD JUST ECHO WHAT EVERYBODY ELSE HAS ALREADY SAID.

YOU KNOW, EVEN THOUGH THAT SITE IS VERY CHALLENGING, I THINK IT'S GOING TO TURN OUT TO BE A GREAT SITE, JUST THE WAY IT WAS ORIENTED AND SET UP AND EVERYTHING ELSE, AND JUST THE FACT THAT IT REALLY RESPECTED THE HOMEOWNERS TO THE SOUTH, YOU KNOW, BY TRYING TO KEEP ALL THOSE TREES AND EVEN ADDING TREES BACK IN TO MAKE IT EVEN BETTER.

AND IT'D BE A GREAT PLACE TO BE A FIREFIGHTER BECAUSE EATING OUT THERE ON THE BACK PATIO IS GOING TO BE PRETTY NICE PLACE TO BE.

SO WHENEVER Y'ALL WANT TO INVITE ANYBODY ANY TIME, JUST LET US KNOW.

[LAUGHTER] HE DRIVES A CAR AND A LIFETIME FITNESS WILL BE REALLY CLOSE.

[LAUGHTER] BUT I WAS ALSO GLAD TO SEE THAT THE BIDS ACTUALLY CAME IN PRETTY FAVORABLE, CONSIDERING EVERYTHING ELSE I'VE SEEN IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.

IN LOOKING AT THE PRICES, IF YOU LOOK IN THE PACKET, THE BIDS WERE ACTUALLY VERY, VERY CLOSE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ONE-- OR TWO, ACTUALLY THE VERY LOW AND THE VERY HIGH, BUT WHEN YOU SEE THREE BIDDERS THAT ARE WITHIN JUST THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF ONE ANOTHER, THAT TELLS YOU THAT THE SCOPE WAS WELL LAID OUT AND THAT THEY WERE ALL BIDDING THE SAME THING, WHICH IS A GOOD SIGN, WHICH I THINK YIELDS THE BEST BIDS THAT YOU CAN GET.

AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT WE GOT IN THIS CASE, SO VERY MUCH IN FAVOR OF THIS ITEM.

SO THANK YOU. ANYTHING ELSE? IF NOT, THEN I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS ITEM.

I'LL MAKE A MOTION--

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OF FIRE STATION NUMBER SIX IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,247,190, AND NOT TO EXCEED A TOTAL OF PROJECT BUDGET OF $14,974,976.

OKAY, WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

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

THIS ITEM PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

CONGRATULATIONS, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO [APPLAUSE] SEEING THAT FIRE STATION OPEN NEXT FALL.

SO NEXT ON OUR AGENDA, WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO DO TWO ITEMS TOGETHER, SO 5.2 AND 5.3.

[Items 5.2 & 5.3]

SO 5.2 IS TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH COLE CONSTRUCTION INC FOR THE RENOVATION OF ROLLING HILLS PARK IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,766,267, AND THEN ITEM 5.3, WHICH IS TO ADOPT AN ORDINANCE ABANDONING A PORTION OF GLENWICK PLACE LOCATED WITHIN ROLLING HILLS ESTATES.

KATE MEACHUM, OUR PARKS AND RECREATION DIRECTOR, IS GOING TO MAKE THIS PRESENTATION.

SHE'S GOING TO PRESENT ON BOTH OF THEM, BUT WE WILL VOTE INDIVIDUALLY ON EACH OF THESE ITEMS. THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING, KATE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. GOOD EVENING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

AS THE MAYOR MENTIONED, WE ARE GOING TO BE DISCUSSING BOTH 5.2 AND 5.3.

I'LL BE TAG TEAMING WITH DIRECTOR FLANIGAN AS WELL TO DISCUSS THE ABANDONMENT OF THE GLENWICK PLACE ROAD.

[INAUDIBLE].

THERE YOU GO. SO JUST TO REFRESH EVERYONE'S MEMORY, TO START WITH, ON THE ROLLING HILLS PARK AND THE LOCATION WHERE IT'S LOCATED, THE ORIENTATION OF THE PARK IS JUST EAST OF 75 AND SOUTH OF EXCHANGE.

THE PREVIOUS EXISTING PARK PRIOR TO CLOSURE IN 2018 WAS THIS NORTHERN PIECE RIGHT HERE.

SO THE GLENWICK PLACE COMES THROUGH HERE TO CONNECT TO THE FRONTAGE ROAD.

WE ARE NOT ONLY REDEVELOPING THAT PIECE OF LAND, BUT ALSO THIS SOUTHERN PIECE, WHICH WAS A LAND ACQUISITION OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS.

THE PICTURE TO THE RIGHT IS A REPRESENTATION OF THE PARK WHEN IT WAS CLOSED.

WE HAD A FLOODING EVENT THAT MADE THE RETAINING WALL FALL IN AND WE CHOSE TO CLOSE THE PARK AT THAT TIME TO GO THROUGH A REDEVELOPMENT PROCESS, AND THAT'S WHAT BRINGS US TO TODAY.

SO TO GIVE YOU A TIMELINE, THIS IS A REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT THAT'S BEEN LONG AWAITED, ESPECIALLY FOR THE RESIDENTS OF THE AREA.

THERE'S ABOUT 160 HOMES SERVING THE ROLLING HILLS AREA, AND THEY ORIGINALLY STARTED WITH WHAT WE CLASSIFY AS A POCKET PARK.

SO SHOWING THAT VERY SMALL AREA ON THE VERY NORTHERN PIECE, THAT'S ABOUT 1/3 ACRE POCKET PARK.

THAT WAS OPENED IN 1984 WITH THE FIRST RENOVATION TAKING PLACE IN 1999.

BACK IN 2017, COMPLETELY SEPARATE FROM THE FLOODING INCIDENT THAT OCCURRED, WE HAD A COMMUNITY INPUT MEETING SPECIFIC TO THAT LAND ACQUISITION PEACE OF 2.406 ACRES JUST TO THE SOUTH OF GLENWICK.

SO JANUARY 9TH OF 2017 WE HAD A COMMUNITY MEETING AND ALSO A PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD MEETING.

AT THE END OF THAT MEETING, THE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD RECOMMENDED THE PURCHASE OF THAT PROPERTY.

SO THEY WENT THROUGH THE FULL PROCESS, TALKING ABOUT THE PROPERTY, TALKING ABOUT WHAT THE FUTURE COULD HOLD WITH THE CONNECTION OF THE TWO PIECES AND THE POTENTIAL REDEVELOPMENT SIDE OF THINGS.

UNFORTUNATELY, IN MARCH OF 2018 IS WHEN THE FLOOD EVENT OCCURRED AND WE HAD THE FAILURE OF THE WALL IN THAT AREA.

THE PARK AT THAT POINT HAD FAR PASSED ITS LIVELIHOOD AND LIFECYCLE OF ANYTHING THAT WE HAD.

SO WE TOOK AN UNPRECEDENTED MOVE AND ACTUALLY CLOSED THE PARK WHILE WE BEGAN THE MASTER PLAN PROCESS TO REIMAGINE WHAT THIS REALLY TRULY COULD BE AND EXPANDING IT FROM THAT SMALL POCKET PARK INTO A NEIGHBORHOOD PARK, WHICH FOR US IS JUST A CLASSIFICATION, BUT IT REALLY SETS THE STANDARD OF WHAT'S ALL INVOLVED TO REALLY SERVE THIS COMMUNITY. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE MAP, IT'S KIND OF HARD FOR THEM TO GET OUT AND TRAVEL, WITH 75 RIGHT THERE, TO BE ABLE TO WALK, BIKE, EASILY GET TO A NEIGHBORHOOD PARK.

SO WE REALLY FELT WAS IMPORTANT TO TAKE THAT STEP BACK AND LOOK AT THE MASTER PLANNING.

SO WE BEGAN THAT RIGHT AWAY AND WENT THROUGH THE MASTER PLAN PROCESS.

IN AUGUST OF 2019, WE HAD ANOTHER COMMUNITY INPUT MEETING THAT COINCIDED WITH THE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD MEETING.

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IN THIS WE TALK THROUGH ALL OF THE DIFFERENT COMPONENTS, VISIONING, WHAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE, TALKING ABOUT THE CONNECTION, TALKING ABOUT SAFETY CONCERNS THAT THEY HAD COMING RIGHT OFF OF 75.

WE GENERALLY DON'T PUT FENCES AROUND OUR PARKS.

HOWEVER, THAT IS A PIECE THAT IS IN THE SCOPE OF THIS TO HELP PROTECT FROM 75, CREATE A MORE SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE KIDDOS AND RESIDENTS OF THAT AREA. SO IT WAS TALKED ABOUT IN THAT MEETING, HAVING THE CONNECTION, ABANDONING THE GLENWICK ROAD AT THAT TIME, WHICH GENERALLY WAS SEEN AS A FAVORABLE MOVE FROM A SAFETY PERSPECTIVE.

CONTINUING ON, LIKE I SAID, THIS HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING.

IN NOVEMBER OF '19, WE ACTUALLY CAME TO CITY COUNCIL TO ASK FOR THE DESIGN DEVELOPMENT SIDE.

SO WE HAD THE MASTER PLAN AND WE WANTED TO BEGIN THE DESIGN DOCUMENTS TO REALLY WORK THROUGH THE COST AND WHAT EXACTLY THE RESIDENTS HAD TOLD US.

SO WE BEGAN THAT PROCESS RIGHT AT 2020 WHEN COVID BEGAN.

AND SO, AS WE MENTIONED BEFORE, WITH THE FIRE STATION, WE HAD TO TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF A BACK SEAT.

WE WEREN'T QUITE SURE THE FUNDING FOR THIS WAS THROUGH THE CDC.

WE WEREN'T SURE WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN WITH SALES TAX.

A LOT OF OUR PROJECTS WE SHELVED AT THAT POINT FOR A GOOD 6 TO 8 MONTHS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS THE NEXT STEPS FOR US.

RIGHT WHEN WE FELT COMFORTABLE TO RESTART, WE DID.

AND SO WE THEN WENT THROUGH AT THAT TIME AND UPDATED THE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD THROUGH THAT PROCESS.

I SHOULD ALSO MENTION DIRECTOR FLANIGAN IS GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE TRAFFIC STUDY THAT WE ALSO COMPLETED AS PART OF THIS PROJECT.

BUT WITH ALL THE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD UPDATES, WE DID COMMUNITY NOTIFICATIONS TO LET THEM KNOW WE DID AN ONSITE COMMUNITY EVENT.

WE DEFINITELY FELT AFTER COVID, THE COMMUNITY AND THE NEIGHBORS, RIGHTFULLY, WERE VERY ANXIOUS FOR THIS TO GET GOING AND WE WANTED TO LET THEM KNOW WHAT WAS THE STEP IN PROCESS THAT WE WERE IN.

SO IN NOVEMBER OF LAST YEAR, WE HELD AN ONSITE COMMUNITY EVENT.

AT THAT EVENT WE HAD LARGE POSTER BOARDS SET OUT, WE ROASTED HOT DOGS, PLAYED GAMES AND PUT DIFFERENT SIGNAGE IN THE DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE LAND TO REPRESENT WHAT WOULD GO THERE FROM A PARK PERSPECTIVE.

FROM THE TRAIL TO PAVILION TO A PLAYGROUND, WE HAD SIGNAGE SHOWING EXACTLY WHERE THE PLAYGROUND WOULD GO, WHERE THE SPORT COURT WOULD GO, AND WHEN WE WERE OUT THERE TALKING THROUGH WITH THE RESIDENTS AND GOT SOME REALLY GREAT FEEDBACK, THEY WERE VERY EXCITED FOR THIS TO BE MAKING PROGRESS.

WE LET THEM KNOW THAT WE WERE STILL FINALIZING THE CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS AT THAT TIME AND WE WERE HOPING HERE BY MARCH TO BE ABLE TO COME TO COUNCIL TO PRESENT.

THROUGH THE BIDDING PROCESS, WE HAD A FEW CHALLENGES THAT WE WERE ABLE TO WORK THROUGH, AND THAT'S WHY WE'RE HERE TODAY TO PRESENT THE CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS, TO PROCEED WITH AWARD. IF AWARDED TONIGHT, WE'D BE ABLE TO START AS EARLY AS JUNE 1ST.

SO THAT'S THE HISTORY AT A HIGH LEVEL OF WHAT'S HAPPENED WITH THIS PROJECT.

THE MASTER PLAN THAT YOU SEE HERE, THIS IS THE SAME MASTER PLAN THAT WAS SHOWN DURING THOSE COMMUNITY EVENTS BACK IN 2019.

SO AGAIN, JUST TO ORIENT YOU UP, HERE IS THE OLD POCKET PARK OF WHAT'S BEING SHOWN AND THROUGH HERE IS GLENWICK.

SO THE PLAN RIGHT NOW IS TO OBVIOUSLY CLOSE OFF GLENWICK, PUT SOME HEAD IN PARKING.

BUT WE DO HAVE FENCING THAT RUNS ALL ALONG THE 75 BORDER, AS WELL AS JUST PARTIAL RIGHT HERE THROUGH THE ALLEYWAY.

AGAIN, JUST FROM THAT SAFETY PERSPECTIVE.

THIS IS A SAMPLE OF WHAT COULD BE THE FENCES, THIS ISN'T THE EXACT FENCE, BUT SOMETHING ALONG THIS LINES IS THE TYPE OF FENCE THAT IS IN THE SCOPE.

THERE IS A LOT OF DRAINAGE AND IRRIGATION WITH THIS PROJECT.

AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, RIGHT OFF OF 75, WITH ALL THAT RUNOFF THAT HAPPENS, WE HAD TO SPEND A GREAT DEAL OF TIME REALLY WORKING THROUGH THAT DRAINAGE AND IRRIGATION.

THERE'S EIGHT HEAD IN PARKING SPOTS THAT WE TALKED ABOUT FENCING, LANDSCAPING.

YOU SEE THE LOOP TRAIL THROUGH HERE.

SO RIGHT HERE IT WOULD COME OFF AND THIS ACTUALLY GOES DOWN TO THE ALLAN DRIVE AREA.

SO A NICE WIDE OPEN, FAMILIES CAN COME PLAY, GATHER PICNIC IN THIS AREA.

HAVING A SPORT COURT, A PLAYGROUND I'LL SHOW YOU PICTURES OF IN JUST A SECOND.

PAVILION POLLINATOR GARDEN.

THESE ARE ALL THINGS THAT THE COMMUNITY REALLY ASKED FOR WHEN WE DID THOSE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS.

I THINK WE'RE ABLE TO CHECK OFF MOST OF THE REQUESTS THAT WE WERE CONSISTENTLY HEARING FROM EVERYONE.

AND AGAIN, FROM A SITE AMENITIES BECAUSE WE ARE BUMPING UP THE SIZE OF IT AND GOING TO THAT NEIGHBORHOOD PARK, SOME OF THESE OTHER SITE AMENITIES HAVE INCREASED COMPARED TO WHAT A POCKET PARK WOULD HAVE RECEIVED TO BE ABLE TO BETTER SERVE THE COMMUNITY IN THAT AREA.

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SO FROM A FUNDING PERSPECTIVE, THE CDC FUNDED JUST UNDER $1.5 MILLION.

WE ALSO HAVE PARK DEVELOPMENT FEES.

SO JUST A REMINDER FOR ANY OF THE HOME DEVELOPMENTS IN THIS AREA, THE DEVELOPERS HAVE TO PAY THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT A PARK DEVELOPMENT FEE. WE CURRENTLY, FOR THIS QUADRANT OF THE CITY, HAVE A BALANCE OF $97,000.

SO THIS WILL DEPLETE THAT QUADRANT OF WHAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE, BUT WE'RE DEPLETING THAT AS WELL AS THE STREETS AND DRAINAGE CIP FUNDS SPECIFICALLY FOR THE GLENWICK PIECE OF IT IS PAYING THE $170,000 TO BE ABLE TO BRING US WITHIN BUDGET OF WHAT THE BID CAME BACK AT.

SO AS I MENTIONED, HOPING THAT THE COUNCIL WOULD BE ABLE TO AWARD THIS THIS EVENING, CONSTRUCTION WITH COLE WOULD BE ABLE TO BEGIN BEFORE JUNE THE FIRST AND WE WOULD ANTICIPATE PARK OPENING IN LATE SPRING OF 2023.

THE PICTURES YOU SEE HERE ARE THE ACTUAL RENDERINGS OF THE PLAYGROUND THAT HAVE BEEN SPECIFIED FOR THIS PROJECT.

SO IT'S A GREAT PLAYGROUND, AN AREA AND DEFINITELY AN UPGRADE FROM THE PREVIOUS PLAYGROUND THAT WAS FLOODED OUT BACK IN 2018.

SO I'M GOING TO HAND IT OVER TO DIRECTOR FLANIGAN AND HE'S GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE TRAFFIC STUDY AND SPECIFICALLY TO THE ABANDONMENT OF GLENWICK.

AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, IT REALLY COMES THROUGH THE EXISTING ROAD, COMES THROUGH HERE AND EXTENDS PAST.

WE'RE LOOKING TO CLOSE IT OFF, ADD THE EIGHT HEAD IN PARKING SPACES AND REALLY BEING A CONTINUOUS PIECE OF THE PARK.

HAVING THAT FENCING THERE, THAT WAS A BIG SAFETY CONCERN THAT THE RESIDENTS VOICED WITH US.

SO WE FELT IT WAS IMPORTANT NOT TO HAVE A ROAD DIVIDE, THE TWO PARK PARCELS.

AND THAT'S WHEN WE'RE TALKING THROUGH ALL THE WAY BACK TO 2017 AND 2019, AND THE PUBLIC INPUT MEETINGS IS WHAT WE HEARD FROM THE MAJORITY OF THE RESIDENTS.

SO [INAUDIBLE] THE NEED, THE MASTER PLAN HAS SHOWED THE CONTINUOUS AREA RIGHT THERE WITH JUST A FEW PARKING SPACES TO HELP WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD. SO I'M GOING TO PASS IT OFF TO DIRECTOR FLANIGAN.

REAL QUICK. YES.

ABOUT HOW MANY RESIDENTS ACTUALLY SHOWED UP FOR THIS ON SITE? [INAUDIBLE]. ON THE NOVEMBER EVENT? I THINK WE COUNTED ABOUT 100 TOTAL.

ABOUT 100 INDIVIDUALS CAME THROUGH DURING--.

ANY NEGATIVE CONCERNS? NO. MOST OF THEM WHO CAME THROUGH EITHER HAD NOT SEEN THE MASTER PLAN OR HAD SPECIFIC QUESTIONS.

AND MOST ALL THE QUESTIONS THAT WERE CONCERNS, ONCE WE WERE ABLE TO TALK THROUGH IT, SHOW THE PICTURES, THEY WALKED AWAY VERY HAPPY WITH THE BUFFER ZONES AND THE FENCING. THOSE WERE THE THINGS THAT THEY WERE MOSTLY ASKING FOR.

THANK YOU. CHRIS FLANIGAN, ONCE AGAIN, DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING.

KATE HAD ASKED ME TO DELIVER THE SECOND HALF OF THIS PRESENTATION, WHICH RELATES TO ITEM 5.3, THE ABANDONMENT ORDINANCE TO ABANDON THE RIGHT OF WAY FOR GLENWICK DRIVE, AS SHE HAD SAID PREVIOUSLY.

WHAT I WANTED TO DO IS FIRST WALK THROUGH--.

LET'S SEE. YEAH.

I WANTED TO GIVE YOU SOME CONTEXT OF THE LOCATION IN PARTICULAR, SPECIFICALLY FROM A STREET VIEW, SO YOU COULD SEE AT THE STREET LEVEL WHAT THE SCOPE IS THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

GLENWICK DRIVE, IF YOU COULD SEE MY CURSOR HERE, IS LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF US-75.

THIS IS A BIT OF A PARTICULARLY TRICKY INTERSECTION.

WHEN US-75 WAS BEING EXPANDED IN 2017 BY TXDOT, I ACTUALLY GOT PERSONALLY INVOLVED WITH THE GEOMETRY OF GLENWICK PLACE, BECAUSE TXDOT HAD DESIGNED THE RELOCATION OF THE EXIT RAMP IN SUCH A WAY THAT NOW GLENWICK DRIVE WAS IN A KIND OF AN ODD ANGLE WITH THE US-75 EXIT RAMP, AND SO I WORKED WITH TXDOT, WHICH YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO SEE ON THE SHADING HERE, THERE'S A SLIGHTLY LIGHTER SHADING THAT MAKES THE RADIUS OF THAT INTERSECTION BIGGER SO THAT A CAR CAN ACTUALLY TURN AND TURN INTO A SINGLE LANE.

AND THEN THERE WAS SOME STRIPING AND ADDITIONAL SIGNAGE ADDED TO HELP WITH THAT CONVERGENCE.

AND WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS HERE'S YOUR STREET LEVEL VIEW AS INDICATED BY THE ORANGE ARROW, APPROXIMATELY ORIENTED TOWARDS US-75 IN THE BACKGROUND, THE ALLEY RIGHT HERE IS IN THE FOREGROUND, LOCATED RIGHT HERE BEHIND THESE HOMES, THE EXISTING ROLLING HILLS PARK OFF TO THE RIGHT HERE.

NOW, AS WE DRIVE PAST THAT, THEN OUR VIEW SHIFTS DOWN HERE TO THE ACTUAL VIEW OF THE INTERSECTION.

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LOOKING TOWARD THE NORTHBOUND FRONTAGE ROAD TO ONCOMING TRAFFIC.

YOU CAN SEE THE CONVERGENCE OF THE EXIT RAMP AND THE SINGLE NORTHBOUND FRONTAGE ROAD THEY'RE COMING TOGETHER AT AT GLENWICK.

AND SO JUST WITH THAT CONTEXT BEHIND US, A BIGGER OVERVIEW, THE RED BOX ILLUSTRATING THE KIND OF THE AERIAL THAT I WAS SHOWING YOU BEFORE, THIS LARGER NEIGHBORHOOD WIDE GRAPHIC IS MEANT TO DEPICT THE CHOICES OF ENTRANCES AND EXITS IN AND OUT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

THIS IS ONE OF FOUR.

AND SO KATE HAD MENTIONED ABOUT THE THE IDEA UNVEILED AT A PUBLIC MEETING IN AUGUST OF 2019.

AND I WAS PERSONALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THAT MEETING IN ORDER TO ANSWER QUESTIONS RELATED TO THIS POTENTIAL CONCEPT AND HEAR FIRSTHAND FEEDBACK GIVEN AT THE MEETING. AND GOING INTO THAT MEETING, MY PROFESSIONAL INTUITION WAS THAT THIS WOULD BE A REASONABLE ADJUSTMENT TO ACCOMMODATE WHAT THE PARKS DEPARTMENT WANTED TO DO WITH THIS PARK.

AND EMBOLDENED BY, I WOULD SAY, THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF RECEPTION TO THE IDEA, THERE WERE A COUPLE OF COMMENTS EXPRESSED ABOUT CONCERN, BUT OVERWHELMINGLY THE MAJORITY WAS SUPPORT OF THIS.

SO EMBOLDENED BY THAT, AND RATHER THAN JUST RELYING ON PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL INTUITION, WE HIRED AN INDEPENDENT ENGINEERING OPINION REPRESENTED BY KIMLEY-HORN, WHO DID A TRAFFIC ANALYSIS.

AT MY SUGGESTION TO KIMLEY-HORN, I HAD SUGGESTED THERE'S NO BETTER WAY TO EXAMINE THIS THAN TO ACTUALLY JUST TEST IT OUT RIGHT.

SO SHORTLY AFTER THEY WERE HIRED, THE ROAD WAS ACTUALLY CLOSED FOR A WEEK AND TRAFFIC VOLUMES WERE MEASURED BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER IN ORDER TO QUANTIFY POTENTIAL DELAYS, CHANGE IN TRAFFIC PATTERNS, CHANGE IN VOLUME COUNTS, ETC.

LEVEL OF SERVICE IS WHAT WE KIND OF LIVE AND DIE BY IN TRAFFIC ENGINEERING, AND SO THAT'S ANOTHER MEASURE.

WHAT I'VE INCLUDED IN THIS SLIDE HERE IS AN EXCERPT FROM THAT ENGINEERING STUDY, WHICH SHOWS A SOMEWHAT COMPLICATED TABLE THAT IDENTIFIES THAT LEVEL OF SERVICE COMPARISON BEFORE AND AFTER.

AND THE CLIFF NOTES, OR THE SUMMARY, IS UNDERLINED IN RED, WHICH THE PROPOSED CLOSURE HAS VERY LITTLE OPERATIONAL IMPACT ON ADJACENT INTERSECTIONS.

SO WHAT THE QUANTIFICATION OF THE IMPACTS REVEALED TO US IS THAT MY INTUITION WAS CORRECT AND THAT GIVEN THE SIZE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE TRAFFIC VOLUMES THAT WE'RE CONSIDERING, THERE WAS NEGLIGIBLE IMPACT TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD OR THE OTHER THREE ENTRANCES AND EXITS TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE ENGINEER ATTEMPTED TO QUANTIFY A POTENTIAL COMMUTER DELAY AS REPRESENTED BY RE -NAVIGATING TO OTHER ENTRANCES, AND AT MOST THAT WAS 45. BUT THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY WAS FAR LESS THAN THAT, AT LESS THAN BETWEEN 15 AND 30 SECONDS.

I WANT TO UNDERSCORE THAT EVEN THOUGH ONE ENTRANCE AND EXIT IS BEING TAKEN WITH THIS PROJECT, IT STILL COMPLIES WITH CITY CODE BASED ON THE SIZE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE NUMBER OF ENTRANCES AND EXITS IS STILL MET WITH THE THREE PROVIDED AND CITY SERVICES, WHETHER IT'S SOLID WASTE, EMERGENCY SERVICES OR OTHERS ARE UNAFFECTED BY THIS PROPOSED CHANGE. AND SO THAT REALLY CONCLUDES--.

ON THE CITY SERVICES PORTION, DID YOU SPECIFICALLY TEST WITH EMERGENCY VEHICLES? NO, THE ENGINEER DID NOT TEST THAT WITH EMERGENCY VEHICLES, BUT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS CONSULTED WITH REGARD TO THIS CONCEPT, AND THERE WAS NO EXPRESSION OF CONCERN ASSOCIATED WITH THIS.

BUT THAT WAS NOT A PART OF THE ENGINEERING ANALYSIS.

OKAY, THANKS. SO I THINK THAT CONCLUDES--.

DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER REMARKS OR--? NO. OK. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR CHRIS? OKAY. THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR KATE? [INAUDIBLE] [COUGH] JUST LIKE [INAUDIBLE] ALWAYS [INAUDIBLE] CREATE A PARK IN NEIGHBORHOOD THAT'S UNDERSERVED BY PARK FACILITIES, AND THAT POCKET PART THAT USED TO BE THERE WAS A SCARY PARK BECAUSE IT WAS ON THE CORNER OF A FEEDER ROAD.

AND NOW IT'S A VIABLE PARK THAT THE COMMUNITY CAN ENJOY WITH FENCING AND RELATIVE SECURITY.

I THINK IT'S JUST AN EXCELLENT THING FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

THANK YOU. SO, KATE, IF YOU WOULD TOUCH ON THAT SECURITY AGAIN, THAT-- FROM THE SEPARATION PROTECTING THE KIDS.

ABSOLUTELY. SO THE--.

TWO THINGS REALLY, ONE BEING ON THAT FEEDER ROAD WITH CARS COMING OUT, AS THE COUNCIL MEMBER MENTIONED THERE, THERE WAS SOME CONCERN ABOUT THAT.

OVERWHELMINGLY, THEY WANTED TO ENSURE THERE WAS SOME TYPE OF FENCING, SO THAT WAY THE LITTLE ONES COULDN'T DART OUT ONTO THE FRONTAGE ROAD.

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AND THEN THAT WAS ALSO BROUGHT OVER TOWARDS THE ALLEYWAY.

SO THERE IS ALSO FENCING FROM WHERE THE PARKING-- HEAD IN PARKING STARTS DOWN TO THIS AREA RIGHT HERE, JUST RIGHT WHERE THE PLAYGROUND IS.

SO THAT WAY THERE'S FENCING ON BOTH SIDES TO BE ABLE TO CATCH ANY OF THE LITTLE RUNNERS.

THAT WOULD HAPPEN, I HAVE A FIVE YEAR OLD.

[LAUGHTER] SO TO KEEP THEM AWAY FROM THE ALLEYWAY AS WELL AS OBVIOUSLY THE 75.

WE ALSO HAVE DONE LANDSCAPING, SO WE WERE VERY INTENTIONAL WITH THE LANDSCAPE PLAN.

AS YOU CAN SEE, THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF TREES, BUSHES, SHRUBS, EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE, ANOTHER BUFFER ZONE.

SO WHILE IT'S NOT A BIG MASON WALL THAT'S PROTECTING, THERE ARE MULTIPLE LAYERS OF PROTECTION TO BE ABLE TO KEEP INDIVIDUALS FROM GETTING OUT AS WELL AS COMING IN OFF OF 75 AS WELL.

SO THAT WAS THE MAJOR CONCERN.

WE DID HEAR A COUPLE OF PEOPLE WHO WERE NOT HAPPY WITH THE POTENTIAL OF THE ROAD CLOSURE, BUT OVERWHELMINGLY INDIVIDUALS AND THE SAFETY CONCERNS AND REALLY HAVING THAT CONTINUOUS PARK AREA WAS OVERWHELMINGLY WHAT WE HAD HEARD AS A PARKS DEPARTMENT.

THANK YOU. I'D JUST LIKE TO SAY, I USED TO LIVE ON WHISENANT AND HEFNER AND USED TO GO TO THAT POCKET PARK.

WE'D WALK TO IT.

AND I THINK THIS IS AN EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT PLAN YOU HAVE HERE.

MY MAJOR QUESTION, I GUESS, WOULD BE, WHAT--? I DIDN'T SEE NO SHADE STRUCTURE, FIRST OF ALL--.

THERE IS A PAVILION.

THE PAVILION, BUT I'M TALKING ABOUT OVER THE PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT.

IT'S MOSTLY SHADED WITH DIFFERENT TREES IN THE AREA.

AND THE ACTUAL STRUCTURES THAT WERE CHOSEN HAVE DIFFERENT COVERINGS.

AND IT'S MORE OF THE TOWER TYPE OF PLAYGROUND VERSUS THE LONG AND FLAT TYPE OF PLAYGROUND.

GOTCHA. UNDERSTOOD.

SO I GUESS MY NEXT QUESTION WOULD BE, WHAT ARE THE [INAUDIBLE]--? HOW WOULD THIS AFFECT ON ABOUT 20-30 YEARS WHEN THEY EXPECT TO EXPAND US-75 BY TWO LANES AND THAT SERVICE ROAD BY ONE LANE? SO WE'RE TALKING THREE EXTRA LANES HERE NOW.

I'M GOING TO LOOK AT CHRIS FLANIGAN FOR THIS ANSWER.

I WASN'T SURE IF [LAUGHTER] YOU OR CHRIS--.

I GUESS I SHOULD HAVE FIGURED.

CHRIS, I APOLOGIZE.

LET'S LET KATE ANSWER THAT AND SEE IF SHE'S RIGHT.

NOPE.

[LAUGHTER] SO GREAT QUESTION ABOUT PLANNED IMPROVEMENTS TO US-75.

THE ONLY IMPROVEMENTS THAT I'M AWARE OF IN THIS LOCATION ARE ACTUALLY AT THE INTERIOR OF THE HIGHWAY TOWARDS THE MIDDLE OF THE HIGHWAY.

THERE'S PLANS ALREADY BEING DEVELOPED TO ADD A FIFTH LANE, BUT THAT'S MAKING USE OF THE INTERIOR SHOULDER, AND WHAT YOU MAY RECALL IS THAT THE RIDGEVIEW OVERPASS HAS TO BE RECONSTRUCTED AND MADE WIDER, A WIDER SPAN, TO FIT THAT IN.

BUT IT FITS WITHIN THE FOOTPRINT OF THE HIGHWAY HERE TODAY.

I'M TALKING ABOUT, I THINK IT WAS 2048 FROM WHAT I SAW, THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT ADDING TWO MORE LANES AND THEN ONE MORE FOR THE SERVICE ROAD.

SO GENERALLY SPEAKING, TXDOT AND THE CITY OF ALLEN MAY AT SOME POINT ELECT THAT IT IS BENEFICIAL TO ADD A THIRD FRONTAGE ROAD LANE THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY, AS YOU SEE IN MCKINNEY AND PLANO.

BUT THERE CLEARLY ARE PLACES WHERE THAT JUST PHYSICALLY WON'T FIT.

AND THIS IS ONE--.

WHEN YOU DRIVE FROM MCDERMOTT NORTH, YOU KNOW, WE'VE GOT HOMES THAT FRONT THE FRONTAGE-- YEAH, EXACTLY. TO IMPLEMENT THAT WOULD REQUIRE AN EXTENSIVE AMOUNT OF EMINENT DOMAIN AND UNDESIRABLE IMPACTS FROM THAT.

SO, YOU KNOW, I'M JUST HERE TO TELL YOU THAT I'VE NOT BEEN IN--.

I'VE NOT BEEN A PARTY TO ANY CONVERSATIONS WITH TXDOT THAT FORCIBLY IMPOSE A THIRD LANE ON US ANYWHERE IN OUR COMMUNITY, MUCH LESS HERE.

THANK YOU. KATE, I HAD A COUPLE ITEMS. ONE, I AGREE THAT THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST UNDERSERVED NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE COMMUNITY IN REGARDS TO PARKS, SO I DEFINITELY THINK THAT THIS IS MUCH NEEDED.

THE SECOND QUESTION-- OR SECOND ITEM THAT I HAD WAS A QUESTION IN REGARDS TO I REMEMBER THE LAST TIME WE TALKED ABOUT TRYING TO SYSTEMATICALLY TRY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ADDRESS HANDICAP AND DISABILITY NEEDS.

SO THIS PARK WILL HAVE THOSE ITEMS AS WELL? YES. JUST THROUGH THE DIFFERENT DESIGNS THAT WE HAVE DONE, THE SELECTION OF PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT, YES, IT DOES.

AND JUST A QUESTION, I WAS CURIOUS, IS THERE A BERM ALSO ON THE WEST SIDE? THERE IS A SMALL ONE THAT DOES GO PARTIALLY ON THIS.

WITH DRAINAGE AND SOME OTHER CHANGES THAT WE HAVE TO MAKE, I BELIEVE PARTIAL OF IT WILL REMAIN AND THEN THE FENCING WOULD BE ON TOP OF THAT.

ALL RIGHT. AND THEN JUST TO POINT OUT THAT THIS IS A NEIGHBORHOOD PARK, IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN IT'S JUST THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

ABSOLUTELY. ALL OF OUR PARKS ARE OPEN--.

YES, ABSOLUTELY.

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SO I THINK IT'S A GREAT DESIGN.

IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT PARK AND WILL DEFINITELY BE A GREAT AMENITY, AND IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING AND I'M DEFINITELY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.

BUT I DID NOT WANT TO OVERLOOK, WE HAD ONE INDIVIDUAL DURING PUBLIC COMMENTS THAT SUBMITTED A CARD AND WE DEFERRED HIS CARD UNTIL THIS ITEM CAME UP.

SO, BOB ACKER, IF YOU'D LIKE TO COME FORWARD AND SPEAK YOUR COMMENTS, WE CERTAINLY WOULD APPRECIATE IT.

TRY TO BE VERY BRIEF.

MR. MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL, MR. ELLWANGER, MS. GEORGE. JUST HERE TONIGHT TO TELL YOU HOW EXCITED THE ROLLING HILLS, WHISENANT HILLS ADDITIONS ARE ABOUT THIS.

IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING.

OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS PROBABLY THE SIXTH AND SEVENTH ADDITIONS TO THE CITY OF ALLEN, AND IT'S UNDERGOING A REMARKABLE REVITALIZATION.

HOUSES ARE BEING MODERNIZED.

YOUNG COUPLES ARE MOVING IN.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS VIBRANT AGAIN.

AND THIS IS GOING TO BE JUST A CROWN JEWEL ON OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO I SPEAK FOR ALL OF OUR RESIDENTS THAT WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THIS.

WE THANK MRS. MEACHAM AND HER STAFF, TIM DENTLER [INAUDIBLE], CDC FOR HELPING WITH THE FUNDING AND WOULD ASK THAT YOU UNANIMOUSLY APPROVE THIS PROJECT TO SHOW THE SUPPORT FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. ON THE SUBJECT OF THE CLOSING OF GLENWICK PLACE, I LIVE THREE HOUSES OFF OF US-75 ON GLENWICK, AND YOU TAKE YOUR LIFE IN YOUR OWN HANDS WHEN YOU PULL ONTO THE SERVICE ROAD WITH TRAFFIC EXITING, PEOPLE NOT YIELDING, COMING DOWN THE FRONTAGE ROAD AND ALL OF THEM FAR PAST THE POSTED SPEED LIMITS.

IT'S A DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU THROW IN RAIN AT NIGHT.

THERE'S A KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLORS OFF THOSE RETAINING SOUND WALLS.

AND IT'S A GREAT THING TO CLOSE THAT STREET FOR SAFETY REASONS, PLUS THE SECOND BENEFIT OF MAKING THIS WONDERFUL PARK POSSIBLE FOR US.

SO I THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND DO HOPE THAT YOU WILL SUPPORT THIS TONIGHT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, BOB.

AND JUST FOR THE RECORD, BOB LIVES AT 216 GLENWICK DRIVE-- OR PLACE.

I'M SORRY. THAT IS CORRECT.

YEAH. ALL RIGHT.

COUNCIL, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? IF NOT, THEN I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION AND A SECOND TO APPROVE ITEM 5.2.

MAYOR I'LL MAKE THE MOTION TO APPROVE ITEM 5.2.

SECOND.

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

THIS ITEM PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ROLLING HILLS SUBDIVISION.

[APPLAUSE] AND SO NOW I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION AND A SECOND TO ADOPT AN ORDINANCE WHICH WE NEED AN ORDINANCE NUMBER FIRST.

ORDINANCE NUMBER 3910-5-22.

I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO ADOPT ITEM 5.3.

DO WE HAVE A SECOND? I'LL SECOND IT.

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

THANK YOU, KATE. ITEM PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

SO WE ARE MOVING FULL STEAM AHEAD.

THANKS VERY MUCH. I DO WANT TO MENTION ONE THING IS WE ARE AWARE OF THE ENGINEERING PROJECTS THAT ARE GOING ON IN THE AREA AS WELL, SO WE'RE IN COORDINATION WITH THEM AS FAR AS THE CLOSURE GOES TO ENSURE THAT THE TWO ROADS AREN'T CLOSED AT THE SAME TIME.

THE ONE IS OBVIOUSLY A TEMPORARY SOLUTION, SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE THAT AS A RECORD AS WELL THAT WE ARE IN COORDINATION SO THEY WON'T CLOSE TOGETHER.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS ITEM 5.4.

[5.4 Conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt an Ordinance to Amend the Development Regulations of Planned Development No. 100 Office and to Adopt a Base Zoning, Concept Plan, Open Space Plan, and Building Elevations for Approximately 0.900 Acres Located at 1100 W. McDermott.]

CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING AND ADOPT AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS OF PLANNED DEVELOPMENT NUMBER 100 OFFICE, AND ADOPT A BASE ZONING CONCEPT PLAN, OPEN SPACE PLAN AND BUILDING ELEVATIONS FOR APPROXIMATELY 0.9 ACRES LOCATED AT 1100 WEST MCDERMOTT.

HAYLEY ANGEL, PLANNING MANAGER, IS GOING TO MAKE THE PRESENTATION.

GOOD EVENING, HAYLEY.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU, MAYOR, AND MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL.

THE AGENDA ITEM THAT WAS JUST READ INTO THE RECORD IS A PUBLIC HEARING AND PD AMENDMENT FOR 1100 WEST MCDERMOTT.

THE PROPERTY IS RIGHTFULLY IDENTIFIED BY THE YELLOW STAR, AND AS YOU CAN SEE, IT'S JUST NORTH OF MCDERMOTT DRIVE AND WEST OF WATTERS ROAD.

AS WE ZOOM IN A LITTLE BIT MORE, IT'S WEST OF BENTON DRIVE.

SO JUST AFTER THE BRIDGE ON MCDERMOTT ROAD AND THE PROPERTY IS OUTLINED IN RED, THE SURROUNDING ZONING AND DEVELOPMENT INCLUDES A PD 54 TOWNHOME, PD 54 MULTIFAMILY.

TO THE SOUTH, ACROSS MCDERMOTT DRIVE, THERE IS PD 55 COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND PD 26 SINGLE FAMILY.

THE SUBJECT PROPERTY ITSELF IS CURRENTLY ZONED PD 100 OFFICE.

BACK IN NOVEMBER OF 2006, THE ORIGINAL PD 100 WAS ADOPTED AND ADOPTED VERY LIMITED USES ON THIS PROPERTY, ONLY THREE WHICH IS FAIRLY ATYPICAL THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

AND IT DID APPROVE A SINGLE BUILDING WITH TUCK UNDER PARKING.

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SO THE APPLICANT TONIGHT IS COMING FORWARD FOR TWO REASONS.

FIRST, TO EXPAND THE USES THAT ARE PERMITTED ON THE SITE, AND SECOND, TO CHANGE THE ORIENTATION OF THE BUILDING AND IMPROVEMENTS ON THE SITE ITSELF.

THE CONCEPT PLAN IS HERE BEFORE YOU.

SO THEY ARE PROPOSING TO CHANGE THE BASE ZONING TO SHOPPING CENTER TO ALLOW RETAIL AND RESTAURANT USES.

SO YOU CAN SEE THE 2600 SQUARE FOOT BUILDING THERE IN THE CENTER OF THE PROPERTY, PARTIALLY RESTAURANT AND PARTIALLY RETAIL.

AND IF ANY OF YOU HAVE DRIVEN BY THE SITE, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE A LOT OF EXISTING CONDITIONS HERE.

THE APPLICANT HAS BEEN WORKING DILIGENTLY WITH STAFF AND COMPLETED ALMOST COMPLETE ENGINEERING DRAWINGS UP TO THIS POINT, WHICH IS FAIRLY EARLY IN THE PROCESS TO HAVE DONE THAT. PART OF THIS IS DUE TO THE EXISTING FLOODPLAIN ON SITE.

SO THE BLUE LINE HERE THAT I HAVE HIGHLIGHTED FOR YOU IS THE FULLY DEVELOPED FLOODPLAIN.

SO THIS IS WHAT THE CITY OF ALLAN REGULATES.

IT'S ACTUALLY MORE RESTRICTIVE THAN WHAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REGULATES, AND IT LOOKS AT WHAT A COMPLETE BUILD OUT OF THE CITY, WHAT WOULD THE FLOODPLAIN BE THEN? SO THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS, THE APPLICANT HAS LOOKED AT BOTH THE CITY REGULATED AND FEDERALLY REGULATED FLOODPLAINS AND HAS PROPOSED TO RECLAIM A PORTION OF THAT AND MOVE IT TO THIS BLUE LINE HERE.

SO YOU CAN SEE IT FOLLOWS A RETAINING WALL THAT VARIES ON A HEIGHT FROM ZERO FEET TO SIX AND A HALF FEET TALL.

AND THE APPLICANT HAS ALREADY MADE THEIR SUBMISSION TO FEMA AND HAS BEEN CONDITIONALLY APPROVED.

SO THEY'VE GONE THROUGH THAT FULL PROCESS AND GOTTEN THAT APPROVAL.

SO WE KNOW THAT IT IS VIABLE.

AND YOU SEE THEY HAVE LEFT ADEQUATE ROOM NOT JUST FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE FLOODPLAIN ITSELF, BUT OF THE BUILDING AS WELL.

LOOKING FURTHER AT THE SITE.

ONE OF THE OTHER ITEMS THAT THEY'VE HAD TO CONTEND WITH IS BEING COMPLETELY SURROUNDED BY WHAT IS TECHNICALLY RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICTS.

SO IF YOU REMEMBER BACK TO THE AERIAL WE WERE LOOKING AT, YOU KNOW THEY ARE TO THE NORTH AND WEST-- OR TO THE NORTH AND EAST, COMPLETELY SURROUNDED BY THAT FLOODPLAIN AREA OPEN SPACE, THOUGH, IT IS TECHNICALLY A BASE ZONING OF A RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT WHICH WOULD IMPOSE MORE STRICT SETBACKS.

THAT IS SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO THIS REAR SETBACK HERE.

SO WITH THAT CHANGE OF BASE ZONING DISTRICTS, WE WOULD EXPECT THAT THIS REAR SETBACK WOULD ACTUALLY NEED TO BE 50 FEET WHEN ADJACENT TO A RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.

THE APPLICANT TONIGHT IS ASKING FOR A DEVIATION TO ZERO, WHICH IS TYPICAL WHEN ADJACENT TO ANOTHER COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, AND GENERALLY THAT ADDITIONAL SETBACK IS TO RESPECT ANY RESIDENTIAL ADJACENCIES.

SINCE WE KNOW THAT THIS IS ALL ENCUMBERED BY FLOODPLAIN, THIS REDUCTION DOES MAKE SENSE.

LOOKING SPECIFICALLY AT ACCESS TO THE SITE, THERE IS ONE POINT OF ACCESS.

THE PREVIOUS PD DID ALSO SHOW ONLY ONE POINT OF ACCESS.

THIS HAS BEEN VETTED BY THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, BY OUR COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT, BY ENGINEERING AND ALL WELL REVIEWED AS THE BEST OPTION FOR THE SITE.

YOU CAN SEE THE FIRE LANE DOES END A LITTLE BIT SHORT, LEAVING NOT JUST THE PROPOSED LOADING AND UNLOADING, BUT ACTUALLY SOME SPACE IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING FOR LOADING AND UNLOADING AS WELL.

THERE ARE A FEW TURNAROUND SPOTS ON SITE FOR FOLKS WHO DO ENTER AND PERHAPS DON'T FIND A PARKING SPOT AND NEED TO TURN AROUND.

AND SO EVERYBODY HAS DETERMINED THAT THIS IS FEASIBLE ON THE SITE.

THERE IS ONE PROPOSED TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENT AND IT'S SHOWN HERE ON MCDERMOTT DRIVE.

SO I CAN-- I LEFT THE BLUE ARROW UP FOR YOU SO YOU CAN KIND OF TRACK THAT.

SO AS YOU'RE GOING EASTBOUND ON MCDERMOTT DRIVE, THERE IS THAT LEFT HAND TURN LANE THAT THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING TO BUILD WITH THIS DEVELOPMENT.

THERE IS ONE OTHER RETAINING WALL THAT I WANT TO SPEAK ABOUT BRIEFLY, AND WE'LL TALK ABOUT THIS A LITTLE BIT MORE WHEN WE GET TO THE DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS AS WELL.

BUT OBVIOUSLY, AS ANYBODY HAS DRIVEN, THEY'VE SEEN THE LARGE GRADE CHANGE ON THE SITE AND THERE IS ACTUALLY AN EXISTING SLOPE EMBANKMENT EASEMENT ACROSS THE FRONT OF THAT PROPERTY.

AND THE APPLICANT TONIGHT IS PROPOSING TO GRADE AND CONSTRUCT WITHIN THAT EASEMENT.

SO THE PROPOSED RETAINING WALL, WHICH I'VE HIGHLIGHTED, RANGES FROM ABOUT 0 TO 3 FEET, AND THAT WALL WOULD ACTUALLY HOLD MCDERMOTT DRIVE UP.

SO ENGINEERING HAS REVIEWED--.

WHAT WAS THAT [INAUDIBLE]? OH, I'M SORRY.

SO THE RETAINING WALL WOULD ACTUALLY HOLD A MCDERMOTT DRIVE UP, SO IT WOULD SUPPORT THAT.

SO IN LIEU OF THE EXISTING SLOPE WHICH IS CURRENTLY HOLDING IT UP, THE RETAINING WALL WOULD SUPPORT IT.

AND SO ENGINEERING HAS REVIEWED SOME PLANS TO DETERMINE THAT THAT IS FEASIBLE AND ACCEPTABLE IN THAT CONDITION.

AND SO THAT IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THIS PROPOSAL.

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YES, IT IS. YEAH.

WE'VE SEEN PRETTY THOROUGH ENGINEERING PLANS ON THIS SITE, INCLUDING A GRADING PLAN, AND SO THAT'S HOW WE WERE ABLE TO REVIEW THE SCHEMATICS FOR THE WALL THAT'S PROPOSED HERE, AND IT TIES TO THE FLOOD STUDY AS WELL.

THOSE ELEVATIONS ARE PRETTY IMPORTANT IN THAT STUDY.

THERE IS A PROCESS PIECE THAT'S ORIENTED WITH THIS, AND SO I'LL COVER WHAT THAT WOULD LOOK LIKE WITH THE DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS.

BUT WHEN WE GOT TO IT, I WANTED YOU TO HAVE AN ORIENTATION OF WHERE THAT RETAINING WALL WAS ON THE SITE.

IS THERE-- YEAH, OF COURSE. IS THERE ANY EXTRA BOND INSURANCE THAT THEY HAVE TO MAINTAIN SO THAT IF THAT WALL GIVES AWAY, WE DON'T LOSE PART OF MCDERMOTT DRIVE? SO A PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS IS GOING TO FOCUS ON A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT.

SO AS WE WERE FORMULATING THE DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS SPECIFICALLY FOR THE ZONING CASE TONIGHT, NOT ONLY DID THOSE QUESTIONS COME UP, BUT OF COURSE, JUST GENERAL LONG TERM MAINTENANCE AND RESPONSIBILITY, TIMING, WANTING TO MAKE SURE THAT WAS FULLY AND COMPLETELY IN PLACE BEFORE RELEASING THE EASEMENT, BEFORE ALLOWING THE FURTHER CONSTRUCTION, AND SO AT THAT POINT OF THE CONVERSATION WITH THOSE QUESTIONS, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WAS THE BEST PLACE TO HANDLE THAT.

SO IN THE DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, SO THE PD THAT IS BEFORE YOU TONIGHT, IT WOULD AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TO TALK THROUGH THOSE ITEMS. WE'VE HAD THOSE CONVERSATIONS WITH THE APPLICANT.

SO THEY ARE AWARE THAT WE DO NEED TO IDENTIFY MOST OF THOSE.

I'M NOT POSITIVE ABOUT THE BOND, AND I'M KIND OF LOOKING FOR CHRIS FLANIGAN, IF HE MIGHT KNOW THE ANSWER.

I NEED TO JUST STAY CLOSER TO THE PODIUM TONIGHT.

[LAUGHTER] HAYLEY, THE REASON WHY I DIDN'T MAKE A MOTION IS YOU ANSWERED THAT SUCCINCTLY, IN MY OPINION.

THE SHORT ANSWER IS THERE WILL BE PROVISIONS IN PLACE TO PROTECT WHAT YOU'RE GETTING AT.

THEY JUST HAVEN'T BEEN DEFINED YET BECAUSE THAT AGREEMENT AND THE TERMS HAVE YET TO BE DEFINED, BUT NEEDLESS TO SAY, NONE OF US ON STAFF ARE INTERESTED IN INCURRING ANY ADDITIONAL RISK ASSOCIATED WITH THIS TRADE OFF.

BUT THE AGREEMENT WILL DO TWO THINGS.

ONE, IT WILL CLEARLY ASSIGN RESPONSIBILITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE WALL AFTER THE SECOND COMPONENT, WHICH ACTUALLY COMES FIRST, IS GIVING THE PROPERTY OWNER THE PERMISSION BY ABANDONMENT OF WHAT'S CALLED A SLOPE EASEMENT, AND THAT RETRACTION OF THAT ENCUMBRANCE ON THE PROPERTY IS WHAT ALLOWS THEM TO BUILD AND MEET THE PARKING REQUIREMENTS, BECAUSE WITHOUT THE ABANDONMENT OF THAT SLOPE EASEMENT, THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO USE THE PROPERTY TO PARK THE USE.

THANK YOU. SURE. I'LL JUST SIT OVER HERE.

[LAUGHTER] A NEW ASSIGNED SEAT.

OKAY. ALL RIGHT.

WE CAN TALK ABOUT LANDSCAPING FOR A LITTLE BIT, AT LEAST.

SO AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, THE PROPERTY IS COMPLETELY SURROUNDED BY A RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICT.

AND SO IN THE ALLEN LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, THAT DOES REQUIRE AN EIGHT FOOT MASONRY SCREEN WALL.

ON THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN PROPERTY LINES, WHERE IT'S WHOLLY ENCUMBERED BY FLOODPLAIN, IT PRETTY CLEARLY MAKES SENSE THAT THAT WOULD NOT NECESSARILY BE NECESSARY OR APPROPRIATE AND THE APPLICANT IS NOT PROPOSING ANY ADDITIONAL SCREENING IN THOSE LOCATIONS.

THERE'S A PRETTY FAR DISTANCE IN BOTH CIRCUMSTANCES AS WELL.

OVER ON THE WESTERN PROPERTY LINE THAT SITUATION IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT.

AND SO I'VE KIND OF HIGHLIGHTED THAT AREA HERE WITH A BUBBLE AND YOU CAN SEE JUST A FEW FEET OUTSIDE OF THE PROPERTY LINE.

THERE IS AN EXISTING RETAINING WALL AND ORNAMENTAL METAL FENCE ON THE VILLAS OF TWIN CREEK'S OPEN SPACE LOT.

AND SO THEY HAVE AN EXISTING GRADE DIFFERENTIAL WHERE THE RESIDENTIAL HOMES ACTUALLY SIT HIGHER THAN THE COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES.

SO THE APPLICANT IS PROVIDING TWO THINGS.

SO FIRST, THEY'RE PROVIDING LANDSCAPING AS SHOWN HERE, SO EVERGREEN SHRUBS, AS WELL AS PRESERVING THE EXISTING TREE LINE.

AND THEY ALSO PROVIDED A DETAIL TO KIND OF SHOW WHAT THAT GRADING LOOKS LIKE.

AS I SAID BEFORE, THEY'VE PRETTY WELL FIGURED OUT WHAT THE SITE WILL NEED TO LOOK LIKE, AND SO THEY'VE DEMONSTRATED THAT THERE IS A GREAT DIFFERENTIAL.

AND WHAT THIS DOESN'T QUITE SHOW IS THAT THE-- AFTER THE RETAINING WALL, THE HOMES ACTUALLY CONTINUE TO GO UP IN GRADE AND SIT A LITTLE HIGHER . BUILDING ELEVATIONS.

SO THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING ABOUT A 28 FOOT TALL BUILDING.

THE SOUTH ELEVATION IS WHAT YOU WOULD SEE FROM MCDERMOTT DRIVE.

SO YOU CAN SEE THEY'VE ADDED SOME GLAZING THERE.

THE DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, AND AS MENTIONED EARLIER, THEY ARE CHANGING THE BASE ZONING TO A SHOPPING CENTER ZONING DISTRICT AND ADOPTING THE EXHIBITS AS WE IDENTIFIED

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. MODIFYING THE SCREENING AND REAR YARD SETBACK, AND I TOOK ONLY A PORTION OF THE RETAINING WALL SECTION THAT WE STARTED TO TALK ABOUT.

AND I THINK THE OTHER PORTION THAT I WOULD LIKE TO HIGHLIGHT OF THAT SPECIFIC PROVISION IS THAT THE RETAINING WALL WOULD HAVE TO BE IN PLACE BEFORE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FOR ANY OTHER IMPROVEMENT ON SITE IS ISSUED, MEANING THE RETAINING WALL HAS TO BE PERMITTED, INSTALLED AND FINAL BEFORE ANY OTHER IMPROVEMENTS CAN BE MADE.

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION DID RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE REQUEST AT THE APRIL 19TH MEETING.

STAFF RECOMMENDS APPROVAL OF THE REQUEST AS WELL.

I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

THE APPLICANT DOES NOT HAVE A PRESENTATION, BUT THEY ARE HERE FOR QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU. COUNCIL, ANY QUESTIONS FOR HAYLEY OR THE APPLICANT? YEAH. COULD YOU GO BACK TO THE DIAGRAM WHERE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT FIRE LANES? YEAH. BECAUSE ISN'T IT TYPICALLY THAT WE HAVE ACCESS AROUND THE WHOLE PROPERTY? SURE. SO THERE'S USUALLY A FEW PROVISIONS THAT WE START A CONVERSATION AT.

IT'S USUALLY TWO POINTS OF ACCESS, AND SO WE'RE STARTING AT ONE, AND USUALLY YOU'LL SEE A BUILDING WITH A FIRE LINE THAT CIRCLES IT.

THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT MEASURES THAT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT CAN USE.

FOR THIS PARTICULAR CASE, THEY DO HAVE AN APPROVED TURN AROUND, SO THEY HAVE PARTICULAR MEASUREMENTS TO MAKE SURE THEIR APPARATUS CAN PULL IN AND TURN AROUND AND EXIT, AND THEN THEY ALSO HAVE A HOSE LINE MEASUREMENT, SO WHEN I STOP AT A CERTAIN LOCATION, AM I ABLE TO REACH A HOSE ALL THE WAY AROUND FROM MY SINGLE APPARATUS? AND SO THIS BUILDING DOES MEET THAT.

SO MY GUESS IS IT'S OKAY FOR AN ENGINE, BUT NOT FOR A TRUCK? DO YOU--? BASED ON THE SIZE OF THE PROPERTY? THANK YOU. THAT'S WHAT I WANTED TO.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? I HAD JUST ONE QUICK QUESTION.

IT WAS JUST REALLY CURIOSITY, BUT WHAT IS THE ELEVATION OF MCDERMOTT RELATIVE TO THE FINISHED FLOOR OF THE STRUCTURE? IT IS A LITTLE BIT--.

IT'S ABOUT FOUR OR FIVE FEET.

I CAN LOOK IT UP REALLY QUICK, BUT IT SI'S JUST A LITTLE BIT LOWER.

I KNOW ONE OF THE THINGS WE WERE CONCERNED ABOUT WAS MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT ON TOP OF THE ROOFS, AND SO A SIGHTLINE EXHIBIT DID SHOW THAT IT SITS JUST A LITTLE BIT LOWER, BUT NOT TOO MUCH. THAT'S ACTUALLY CLOSER THAN WHAT I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE.

THEY'RE BRINGING IN A LOT OF YEAH. IT'S A HECK OF A [INAUDIBLE].

YEAH. ALL RIGHT, THAT'S ALL I HAD.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? IF NOT, THEN WE WILL GO AHEAD AND OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING.

PUBLIC HEARING IS NOW OPEN.

ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THIS REQUEST, PLEASE 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.

MR. MAYOR, I'D JUST LIKE TO SAY, YOU KNOW, I ACTUALLY WENT OUT TO THE VILLAS AT TWIN CREEK, I KNOCKED ON SOME DOORS, AND I ACTUALLY TALKED TO THE FELLOW THAT LIVES CLOSEST TO THIS BECAUSE I'VE HAD SOMETHING SIMILAR LIKE THIS HAPPEN TO ME BEFORE IN ANOTHER HOUSE AND HE'S ALL FOR IT.

HE'S IN FAVOR OF IT.

I WAS QUESTIONING IT MYSELF AND I WENT ON TO TALK TO HIM AND THEN I LEFT MY CARD AT A COUPLE OF OTHER PLACES AND NO ONE BOTHERED TO CALLING BACK.

SO I GOT TO ASSUME THE GENERAL RECEPTION BY THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE RIGHT NEXT TO IT, THEY'RE RECEPTIVE.

I KNOW THE ONE GUY, HE SAID HE WOULD APPRECIATE SOMETHING THERE BECAUSE I HEAR THE COYOTES AND IT SCARES HIM AT NIGHT, YOU KNOW, LETTING HIS DOG OUT AND KIDS, SO.

YOU KNOW, HONESTLY, AT FIRST I WAS APPREHENSIVE ABOUT THIS, BUT AFTER TALKING TO THAT GUY AND LEAVING CARDS AT OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES, I THINK I CAN BE COMFORTABLE WITH THIS.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? I WAS ACTUALLY SURPRISED TO SEE THAT THIS LAND COULD BE DEVELOPED BECAUSE QUITE HONESTLY, I DIDN'T THINK YOU COULD.

BUT I KNOW THAT THE APPLICANT HAS HAD TO PUT IN A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WORK TO MAKE IT HAPPEN, AND IT WOULD BE GOOD TO SEE IT BE ON OUR TAX ROLLS AS A COMMERCIAL USE THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY GET SOME TAX BENEFIT OUT OF IT, SO I'M ALL FOR IT.

WITH THAT, DO WE HAVE AN ORDINANCE? ORDINANCE NUMBER 30-- ORDINANCE NUMBER 3911-5-22.

I WOULD ENTERTAIN THE MOTION AND SECOND TO APPROVE THIS ITEM.

MAYOR, I MAKE A MOTION ADOPT ORDINANCE NUMBER 3911-5-22 TO AMEND PLAN DEVELOPMENT NUMBER 100 WITH BASE ZONING OF SHOPPING CENTER. SECOND.

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

THIS ITEM PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE APPLICANT.

GOOD LUCK IN YOUR ENDEAVORS.

[5.5 Conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt an Ordinance to Amend the Allen Land Development Code Amending in its Entirety Section 4.10, “Residential Accessory Use Regulations,” by Adopting Standards Relating to Accessory Uses and Structures Within Residential Districts.]

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NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS ITEM 5.5 TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING AND ADOPT AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ALLEN LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE AMENDING IN ITS ENTIRETY SECTION 4.10, RESIDENTIAL ACCESSORY USE REGULATIONS, BY ADOPTING STANDARDS RELATING TO ACCESSORY USES AND STRUCTURES WITHIN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS.

AND WE HAVE--.

HAYLEY ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE--? IT SAID HAYLEY THOUGH ON MY [INAUDIBLE].

[LAUGHTER] WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER OFF PROBABLY.

[LAUGHTER] SO THIS AGENDA ITEM IS IS A HOUSEKEEPING ITEM IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD.

THIS IS THE REQUEST SOMEBODY WAS JUST [INAUDIBLE] THE RECORD.

BACK IN AUGUST OF 2021, COUNCIL ADOPTED A NUMBER OF CHANGES TO THE ALDC.

IT WAS A PRETTY COMPREHENSIVE PART OF OUR ANNUAL CHANGES AND THIS WAS ROLLED UP INTO THOSE CHANGES.

THE WAY THAT IT WAS CODIFIED-- [INAUDIBLE] DETAILS, BUT THE WAY THAT IT WAS CODIFIED AND THE SYMBOLOGY AND THE ABBREVIATIONS THAT WERE USED, IT WAS INTERPRETED BY MUNICODE WHEN THEY CODIFIED OUR ORDINANCES TO REMOVE THESE SECTIONS FROM OUR CODE.

SO WE'RE SIMPLY COMING BACK TO REINSERT THEM, JUST AS THEY HAVE BEEN FOR PROBABLY THE LAST TEN YEARS BEFORE THIS HAVE BEEN IN PLACE IN THE SAME LANGUAGE. WE'RE NOT PROPOSING TO DO ANYTHING DIFFERENT.

WE'RE NOT PROPOSING TO ADD ANYTHING, CHANGE ANYTHING.

IT ONLY CAME TO LIGHT WHEN WE DID OUR ANNUAL-- OR I GUESS EVERY 18 MONTHS OR SO, WHEN WE DID THAT LAST ACCEPTANCE AT THE LAST MEETING OF ALL THE MUNICODE CHANGES. WE ACCEPTED THOSE AND WHEN WE SAW THE SIDE BY SIDE WITH MUNICODE PUT ON THEIR WEBSITE, WE NOTICED THAT THERE WERE-- WE;;, I DIDN'T NOTICE.

I SAY THE [INAUDIBLE].

HAYLEY NOTICED AND CAME TO MY OFFICE AND SAID, HEY, DID YOU NOTICE SECTION 4.10 IS NOT IN THE ALDC ANYMORE? AND SO WE PULLED UP THE THING, AND THAT'S WHAT WE CAME TO.

SO WE MADE EVERY EFFORT TO GET IT BACK IN THERE, JUST AS IT WAS BEFORE, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, SO THIS WOULD JUST SIMPLY REINSTATE THOSE SECTIONS.

THEY WERE IN PLACE PRIOR TO ORDINANCE 3846-8-21.

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION RECOMMENDED APPROVAL OF THE REQUEST AT THE MAY 3RD MEETING, AND STAFF IS ALSO RECOMMENDING APPROVAL OF THIS REQUEST.

AND DID WE FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE SURE THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN AGAIN? YES, WE'RE GOING TO--.

IT DOESN'T COST US EXTRA TO MAKE IT LESS ABBREVIATED, SO IN SOME OF THOSE CASES, YOU MAY SEE LONGER ORDINANCES, WHICH IS OKAY, IT DOESN'T COST THIS PAPER ANYMORE BECAUSE EVERYTHING'S DIGITAL. SO YOU'LL [INAUDIBLE] SEE A LITTLE LESS ABBREVIATED TO ENSURE THAT THOSE SECTIONS ARE IN PLACE.

IT WAS A MISTAKE BY CODE CORP, NOT BY THE CITY STAFF.

WELL, I JUST DIDN'T KNOW IF THERE WAS, LIKE, A WAY THAT YOU FORMAT IT AND YOU SEND IT TO THEM THAT MAYBE LEADS TO THIS.

I WASN'T SURE.

IT'S THE WAY WE'VE BEEN DOING IT FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND SUDDENLY--.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU, PETE.

ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS FROM THE COUNCIL? WELL, SINCE IT WAS ALREADY REMOVED BEFORE WE ADD IT BACK IN, I'M GOING TO STATE A COUPLE OF CONCERNS HERE; 6.A, WITH REGARDS TO ADDITIONAL STRUCTURES.

IN A HOME BASED BUSINESS MUST BE CONDUCTED WHOLLY WITHIN THE MAIN BUILDING AND NOT AN ACCESSORY BUILDING.

IF THE ACCESSORY STRUCTURE COMPLIES WITH ALL OF THE OTHER SETBACKS IN THE ALDC, WHAT DO WE CARE IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO USE A SMALL BUILDING AS HIS OWN PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL OFFICE AND BACKYARD SECTION IF HE WANTS TO JUST PUT SOME KIND OF SMALL OFFICE TOGETHER.

OTHERWISE COMPLIES WITH THE SETBACKS, THE FOOTAGE BETWEEN THAT AND THE ALLEYWAY, SO ON AND SO FORTH, WHAT WOULD BE THE PROBLEM WITH THAT? SURE. SO. AND WE WOULD EXPLORE THAT MORE.

SO A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT WE WOULD EXPLORE IN THOSE TERMS. IT'S NOT OCCUPIED AS A HOME, TIGHT? SO THAT SECTION, A GARAGE, YOU DON'T HAVE ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS IN THE CITY OF ALLAN, RIGHT? SO THOSE ARE NOT PERMITTED IN OUR CITY ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS AS A PRIMARY--.

ONLY YOUR PRIMARY STRUCTURE CAN BE YOUR HABITABLE STRUCTURE.

NOW, THAT'S NOT TO SAY THAT PEOPLE DON'T HAVE ACCESSORY UNITS ON THEIR PROPERTY, BUT THEY'RE NOT PERMITTED PER SE, WHERE YOU CAN HAVE A BATHROOM AND A BEDROOM SINK, ALL THOSE ON THAT SAME PROPERTY DETACHED, RIGHT? SO WE WOULD HAVE TO EXPLORE WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE AND WRITE THE REGULATIONS SPECIFIC TO THAT.

BUT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS THE CASE THAT WOULD MAKE SENSE, RIGHT? IS THE HOME OFFICE, BUT WHAT WE'D HAVE TO REGULATE IS THE OTHER EXTREME.

AND I OFTEN TELL YOU ALL THAT THE REASON WHY OUR CODES ARE THIS THICK IS NOT BECAUSE OF THE 90 PLUS PERCENT PEOPLE THAT FOLLOW THE RULES.

IT'S THE PERSON THAT'S GOING TO TRY TO RUN A WELDING BUSINESS OR AN AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR OR SOMETHING THAT MIGHT OTHERWISE BE DISRUPTIVE TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO

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REGULATE. SO IF WE'RE GOING TO USE THAT, WE WOULD HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT IT HANDLES CERTAIN USES THAT ARE NOT OTHERWISE DETRIMENTAL TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

BUT THAT'S CERTAINLY SOMETHING IF COUNCIL WANTS US TO EXPLORE THAT IN THE FUTURE, WE CAN EXPLORE OUR HOME OCCUPATION ORDINANCE AND THE TIME IS PROBABLY RIGHT.

SPOKE WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY AS THIS WAS GOING THROUGH KEVIN [INAUDIBLE] SAYING, YOU KNOW, MAYBE IT'S RIGHT BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, POST-COVID, THE WORLD IS CHANGING A LITTLE BIT AS FAR AS WHO'S WORKING FROM HOME, WHO'S NOT.

SO MAYBE IT'S WORTHWHILE TO REVISIT THOSE REGULATIONS.

DAVID, I MIGHT JUST MAKE A COMMENT OR SUGGESTION THAT, YOU KNOW, REALLY WE'RE JUST TRYING TO FIX THIS ISSUE AND GET IT BACK IN THE ALDC, BUT IF WE HAVE SOME CONCERNS ABOUT THE CONTENT OF IT, WHAT I WOULD SUGGEST IS, IS THAT MAYBE WE COULD SET IT UP FOR A FUTURE WORKSHOP WHERE WE GO AHEAD AND REVIEW THAT, MAKE COMMENTS, CONSIDER ANY CHANGES, AND THEN WE CAN BRING IT BACK TO COUNCIL AT A LATER DATE TO GO AHEAD AND IMPLEMENT THOSE.

I WOULD BE OKAY WITH THAT IF WE GO ON AHEAD AND PUT THAT ON THE PLAN TO SET IT UP FOR A FUTURE WORKSHOP.

SURE. I THINK WE CAN DO THAT.

[INAUDIBLE]. ALL RIGHT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THIS ITEM? IF NOT, THIS REQUIRES A PUBLIC HEARING, SO WE WILL GO AHEAD AND TAKE CARE OF THAT.

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

SURE NOBODY WANTS TO COME UP? ALL RIGHT. WE'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND TURN THE MATTER BACK OVER TO THE COUNCIL.

ORDINANCE NUMBER 3912-5-22.

MAYOR I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NUMBER 39--.

WAS IT 12? YES, SIR.

-5-22 TO AMEND THE ALLEN LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE.

I WILL SECOND.

WE HAVE MOTION AND SECOND.

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

ITEM PASSES UNANIMOUSLY, AND WE DO HAVE AN ACTION ITEM TO CONSIDER THIS FOR FUTURE REVISION.

THANK YOU, MARC. APPRECIATE IT.

NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS FOR CALENDAR.

[6.1 Calendar.]

THE MAY 16TH IS OUR CANVASS OF THE ELECTION, A MEETING SET UP AT 5:30 PM.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER ITEMS FOR THE CALENDAR? CALENDAR ITEMS. LET ME GET TEED UP HERE.

CAR SHOW.

CARD SHOW. SPORTS CARD SHOW.

DALLAS SPORTS CARD SHOW.

ONE OF THE LARGEST SPORTS CARD SHOWS IN THE STATE OR IN THE COUNTRY.

IT'S GOING TO BE HERE ON THE 18TH, 19TH THROUGH SUNDAY.

AND THERE'S A LOT OF GREAT CARDS.

THERE'S JUST A LOT OF GREAT CARDS.

SO Y'ALL COME ON OUT AND ENJOY IT.

IT'LL BE AT THE DELTA, AT THE MARRIOTT, AND JUST A LOT OF FUN AND ALL THE GOOD OLD THINGS.

ANY OTHER CALENDAR ITEMS? IF NOT, MOVE ON TO 6.2, ITEMS OF INTEREST.

[6.2 Items of Interest.]

ARE THERE ANY ITEMS OF INTEREST? I HAVE ONE MAYOR, IF YOU DON'T MIND.

SURE. SO I JUST WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO TRITECH HERE IN ALLEN.

THEY HAD--. ON THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, THEY INVITED ME AND ANYBODY ON COUNCIL AND COUNCILMAN CORNETTE AND SHAFER JOINED US.

TRITECH IS A COMPANY THAT'S BEEN IN ALLEN SINCE 2010.

THEY EMPLOY ABOUT 80 PEOPLE AND THEY PROVIDE TAX SOFTWARE FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES LIKE GEICO, PROGRESSIVE AND SUCH.

AND THEY HAD TO LIFT IT UP IN PRAYER, THE SEVENTH SPHERES OF INFLUENCE AND THAT'S FAMILY, EDUCATION, CHURCH, GOVERNMENT, MILITARY, BUSINESS, AND MEDIA ARTS.

AND WE WENT AROUND THE ROOM AND WE ALL LIFTED UP EACH IN PRAYER.

AND IN FACT, KEVIN CAMERON WAS THERE REPRESENTING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

I GUESS I JUST THINK-- THAT I THINK, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES I THINK THERE COULD BE A LITTLE BIT MORE PRAYER GOING AROUND, NOT JUST HERE, BUT NATIONWIDE, AND SOMETIMES I KIND OF THINK THAT I'M WORSHIPING-- SOME PEOPLE ARE WORSHIPING A DIFFERENT GOD THAN I AM, DEMONIZING PEOPLE, CALLING PEOPLE NAMES, AND PERHAPS MORE COMPANIES LIKE THIS IN ALLEN WILL WILL DO THINGS LIKE THIS AND WE'LL BECOME A BIT MORE CIVIL IN OUR CITY IN A LOT OF MANNERS.

SO THANK YOU, TRITECH.

THANKS, CHASE SCHUBERT AND CEO ROBBIE MCCOLLUM FOR DOING THAT.

THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT UP.

I ACTUALLY HAD A CONFLICT AND COULD NOT ATTEND THAT, BUT I DID SEE THAT WE HAD GOOD REPRESENTATION THERE.

BUT THANK YOU FOR THAT.

I'VE GOT AN ITEM OF INTEREST.

SIGN UP NOW FOR THE FREE STOP THE BLEED CLASS HOSTED BY ALLEN FIRE DEPARTMENT.

IT'S GOING TO BE IN JUNE.

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STOP THE BLEED IS A NATIONAL AWARENESS CAMPAIGN TO HELP EVERYONE BECOME TRAINED, EQUIPPED AND EMPOWERED TO ASSIST WITH BLEEDING EMERGENCY BEFORE THE PROFESSIONAL HELP ARRIVES, THE CLASS IS OPEN TO EVERYBODY OF ALL AGES.

FIND OUT MORE ON THE ALLEN FIRE DEPARTMENT'S FACEBOOK PAGE AND ALSO SHOUT OUT TO KEEP ALLAN BEAUTIFUL BOARD MEMBERS AND THEY AND THE CITY'S WASTE SERVICES STAFF THAT PARTICIPATING IN THE TWO EVENTS DURING EARTH DAY RECENTLY.

THEY PROVIDED RECYCLING AND LITTER PREVENTION, INFORMING INFORMATION TO OVER 300 PEOPLE.

SO A LOT OF POSITIVE THINGS GOING ON IN OUR LITTLE SMALL TOWN.

ANY OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST? I'D LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT ALL COMMUNITY-- ACO, THEY ARE LOOKING FOR SUMMER VOLUNTEERS.

IF YOU CAN GO TO THE WEBSITE AND VOLUNTEER, IT'S A GREAT ORGANIZATION.

THERE'S A LOT OF GREAT--.

A LOT OF GOOD IN THE COMMUNITY.

SO IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO OVER THE SUMMER, KEEP YOURSELF BUSY, AND IT'S A GREAT WAY TO DO THAT.

THANK YOU. SPEAKING OF ACO, YOU KNOW, THEY HAVE THIS PROGRAM, ACO KIDS, THE SUMMER PROGRAM WHERE, YOU KNOW, WE GET FOOD TO HELP PROVIDE CHILDREN IN NEED WITH BAGS FOR HEALTHY LUNCH AND BREAKFAST AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE WHILE SCHOOLS OUT.

THERE'S A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY THAT UTILIZES THAT AND REALLY, REALLY IT'S A NEED.

SO YOU CAN ALWAYS--.

YOU CAN GO TO ACO, ACOCARES.ORG AND KIND OF FIND OUT SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THAT AS WELL.

AND YOU CAN ACTUALLY GO UP THERE TO THE FOOD PANTRY AND VOLUNTEER TO PASS THOSE BAGS OUT.

YES, SIR, YOU CAN.

YES. ANYONE ELSE? IF NOT, WE WILL GO AHEAD AND ADJOURN THIS MEETING, BUT I WILL REMIND YOU THAT WE RECESSED THE WORKSHOP AND WE ARE GOING TO GO INTO THE COUNCIL CONFERENCE ROOM IN APPROXIMATELY 5 MINUTES AND WILL RECONVENE THE WORKSHOP THERE.

THANK YOU.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.