CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION
City of Garland
Work Session Room, City Hall
William E. Dollar Municipal Building
200 North Fifth Street
Monday, July 10, 2023
|NOTICE: The City Council may recess from the open session and convene in a closed executive session if the discussion of any of the listed agenda items concerns one or more of the following matters:
(1) Pending/contemplated litigation, settlement offer(s), and matters concerning privileged and unprivileged client information deemed confidential by Rule 1.05 of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct. Sec. 551.071, Tex. Gov't Code.
(2) The purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property, if the deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the City in negotiations with a third person. Sec. 551.072, Tex. Gov't Code.
(3) A contract for a prospective gift or donation to the City, if the deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the City in negotiations with a third person. Sec. 551.073, Tex. Gov't Code.
(4) Personnel matters involving the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a public officer or employee or to hear a complaint against an officer or employee. Sec. 551.074, Tex. Gov't Code.
(5) The deployment, or specific occasions for implementation of security personnel or devices. Sec. 551.076, Tex. Gov't Code.
(6) Discussions or deliberations regarding commercial or financial information that the City has received from a business prospect that the City seeks to have locate, stay, or expand in or near the territory of the City and with which the City is conducting economic development negotiations; or to deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentive to a business prospect of the sort described in this provision. Sec. 551.087, Tex. Gov't Code.
(7) Discussions, deliberations, votes, or other final action on matters related to the City's competitive activity, including information that would, if disclosed, give advantage to competitors or prospective competitors and is reasonably related to one or more of the following categories of information:
|1.||Public Comments on Work Session Items
Persons who desire to address the City Council on any item on the Work Session agenda are allowed three minutes to speak. Speakers are taken only at the beginning of the meeting, other than invited testimony.
Speakers are grouped by Work Session item and will be taken in the order of the Work Session agenda. Speakers must submit to the City Secretary a completed speaker's card before the beginning of the meeting. Speaker cards will not be accepted after the Mayor calls the meeting to order. Speaker cards are available in the lobby, at the visitor's side of the Work Session Room, and from members of staff.
Speakers are limited to addressing items on the Work Session agenda – any item relating to a Regular Session agenda item should be addressed at the Regular Session and any item not on an agenda may be addressed during the open microphone at the end of the Regular Session.
|2.||Consider the Consent Agenda
A member of the City Council may ask for discussion or further information on an item posted as a consent agenda item on the next Regular Meeting of the City Council. The Council Member may also ask that an item on the posted consent agenda be pulled from the consent agenda and considered for a vote separate from consent agenda items on the regular agenda. All discussions or deliberations on this portion of the work session agenda are limited to posted agenda items and may not include a new or unposted subject matter.
|a.|| Neighborhood Vitality Matching Grant Spring 2023 Applications
Written staff presentation and recommendation to City Council regarding the Neighborhood Vitality Matching Grant applications received during the Spring 2023 submittal period. Approval of applications as recommended by the Community Services Committee will be placed on the July 18, 2023 Regular City Council Meeting Agenda.
|b.|| Annual Performance Update on the City of Garland Housing Agency's 2020-2024 Five-Year Plan and Administrative Plan Approval
Written staff presentation and recommendation to City Council recommending approval of the Garland Housing Agency's Annual Performance Update and the Administrative Plan revisions in order for the City of Garland to continue to receive funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide rental assistance to low income families. This item will be brought back for consideration at the July 18, 2023 City Council Regular Meeting.
|c.|| 2023-2024 CDBG, HOME, ESG and HOME-ARP Federal Grant Allocation
Written staff presentation and recommendation to City Council regarding the allocation of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, HOME Infill Partnership Grant (HOME) funding, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding and the one-time allocation of HOME American Rescue Plan Funding (HOME-ARP) for City Council's review and consideration. This item is scheduled for formal consideration at the July 11, 2023 City Council Regular Meeting.
|a.|| DART Update
Council will be updated on DART's services, activities, programs and projects within Garland.
|b.|| Interview for Appointment to the North Texas Municipal Water District Board
Information was posted on the City's website for 21 days in order to provide an opportunity for citizens to apply for the North Texas Municipal Water District Board position. At the close of the notice period on May 31, 2023, two applicants, Lori Barnett Dodson and Charles Hicks responded. An interview has been scheduled for July 10, 2023 Work Session. Council is scheduled to formally appoint a representative to the North Texas Municipal Water District Board at the July 11, 2023 Regular Meeting.
|c.|| Interview for Appointment to the Texas Municipal Power Agency
Information was posted on the City's website for 21 days regarding the qualification for the Texas Municipal Power Agency Board Member in order to provide an opportunity for citizens to apply for the position. Qualified applicants were requested to submit a letter of interest and resume by May 31, 2023. At the close of the notice period on May 31, 2023, two applicants, Tom Jefferies and Peter Zehr responded. An interview has been scheduled for July 10, 2023 Work Session. Council is scheduled to formally appoint a representative to the Texas Municipal Power Agency at the July 11, 2023 Regular Meeting.
|5.||Announce Future Agenda Items
A member of the City Council, with a second by another member, or the Mayor alone, may ask that an item be placed on a future agenda of the City Council or a committee of the City Council. No substantive discussion of that item will take place at this time.
|6.||City Council will move into Executive Session|
EXECUTIVE SESSIONNOTICE: The City Council may recess from the open session and convene in a closed executive session if the discussion of any of the listed agenda items concerns one or more of the following matters:
|a.||The City Council will adjourn into executive session pursuant to Sections 551.071 and 551.087 of the Texas Government Code to deliberate or discuss:
(1) economic development matters related to commercial or financial information that the City has received from one or more business prospects that the City seeks to have locate, stay, or expand in or near the territory of the City in the vicinity of Zion Road and Bobtown (551.087) and attorney/client matters concerning privileged and unprivileged client information related to the same (551.071); and
(2) attorney/client matters concerning privileged and unprivileged client information related to litigation.