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[City Council Meeting]

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LET'S PRAY.

YEAH, WE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR, UH, WE THANK YOU FOR TODAY.

WE THANK YOU FOR THE GLIMPSE OF SUN THAT STARTED TO SHINE THROUGH THE CLOUDS.

WE THANK YOU FOR THE RAIN THAT DID COME.

UM, WE DO ASK THAT YOU CONTINUE TO WATCH OVER ALL THOSE WHO WERE IMPACTED BY THE RAIN, UH, THAT DID FALL, BUT WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PROTECTION OVER OUR CITY.

AND, UM, JUST ASK THAT YOU CONTINUE TO BE WITH ALL OF US, THAT ANYBODY WHO WAS IMPACTED GOD, WE THANK YOU FOR TODAY THAT WE ARE ABLE TO GATHER AND ASK THAT YOU JUST HELP US AS WE GO THROUGH THE, THE, THE WORK, UM, OF THE CITY.

AND, UH, GOD, I JUST THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE VOLUNTEERS, ALL OF THE STAFF, EVERYBODY WHO JUST POUR SO MUCH INTO THE CITY AND JUST ASK THAT YOU CONTINUE TO BLESS US.

GOD, IT'S JUST SO WONDERFUL TO BE IN A PLACE THAT WE CAN CALL COMMUNITY.

AND SO WE THANK YOU FOR THAT.

AND IT'S IN YOUR NAME.

WE PRAY.

AMEN.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

APPRECIATE IT.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

DOWN THEN HE MET US PLACES SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE, UM, PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN WITH THE CITY FOR QUITE A LENGTH OF TIME.

IT ADDS TO THE FABRIC OF THE COMMUNITY, UH, BOTH, UH, FROM AN EMPLOYEE'S PERSPECTIVE AND FROM A RESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE, BECAUSE WE KNOW WHO'S HERE, THEY HAVE A FEEL FOR THE CITY AND IT REALLY CONTRIBUTES A LOT, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY'RE COMING OUT OF IMPORTANT POSITIONS IN METALS PLACE.

THAT'S ALL WE HAVE BECAUSE WE DON'T, UH, I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE FOR CITY OF MEADOWS PLACE FOR FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE, MR. TRA, AND THESE THREE ARE NOT HERE, UH, FOR DIFFERENT REASONS.

UH, TRAVIS FLORIAN, UH, WHO IS IN OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT, PAULINE , WHO HAS BEEN A RESIDENT LONGTERM RESIDENT, BUT IS A, UH, FIVE-YEAR APARTMENT HEAD HERE TO CITY MEADOWS PLACE AND HAS HELPED TO ELEVATE OUR PARKS DEPARTMENT TO ONE OF THE FINEST IN THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY.

AND ESPECIALLY WITH, UH, SOME LITTLE ONE SQUARE MILE CITY WITH NO MONEY, UM, COLEEN, WE THANK YOU AS WELL.

UM, AND THE NEXT ONE AND, UH, ANNA MARIA, I'M HOPING YOU'RE HERE WATCHING, UH, ANNA MARIA IS A FINANCE DIRECTOR AND AGAIN, ELEVATED THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT OF CITY OF METIS PLACE.

ONE OF THE STRONGEST IN FOR BEING COUNTED, I PUT OUR FINANCE DEPARTMENT UP AGAINST ANYBODY'S.

WE HAVE CURRENT NUMBERS AT THE TIP OF OUR FINGERTIPS, AND THE COUNCIL KNOWS HOW IMPORTANT THAT IS.

THE CHIEF WILL VERIFY HOW IMPORTANT IT IS AND HOW WONDERFUL.

SO ANNA MARIA, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ANNA MARIE IS CALLING WITH HER DAD WHO WAS GOING TO BE LEAVING REAL QUICK TO GO TO COLORADO.

AND THEN OFF OF SOMEPLACE LIKE SOUTH CAROLINA TO THOSE THREE, I SAY, THANK YOU.

UM, WHEN Y'ALL GET YOUR PIN, SOMETIME ELSE I COULD HAVE THE ANGELO RICHMOND POLICE CHIEF SAID, STAND STILL.

HE KNOWS WHICH THAT IS.

BREAD'S BUTTERED ON ANGELA.

I REMEMBER WHEN YOU CAME AND I'M SO EXCITED.

AND THEN I REMEMBER WHEN THAT LITTLE BABY WAS BORN, NOT SO LITTLE ANYMORE, AND THAT'S BEEN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR ME TO SEE YOU GROW AS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE CITY OF PLATE METALS PLACE IN AS A PROFESSIONAL POLICE OFFICER.

WE THANK YOU.

WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE HERE.

UH, WE APPRECIATE IT.

UM, WE'RE GOING TO SEND THIS HOME WITH YOU AND IF I CAN GET THE CHIEF HERE, LOOK OVER.

YEAH, LET'S LOOK PROFESSIONAL IN THIS.

SOMEBODY HELPED ME OUT AND GUESS WHO WE ARE, AND THIS IS

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YOUR PEN AND HE KEEP THIS, DON'T LOSE IT BECAUSE ADDITIONALLY, WE WILL ADD THOSE UP AND THAT'S YOUR FIVE-YEAR PIN.

AND WHILE WE THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH FOR BEING A PART OF THE MEADOWS PLACE, POLICE DEPARTMENT, LOOKING AT THAT.

THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT.

DARREN KENNAN, COME ON UP.

WELCOME.

I'M BLANK.

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S BEEN FIVE YEARS, MAN.

I WOULD SAY, LOOK HOW LOOK YOU'VE MATURED, BUT IT CAN'T SEE YOU HERE.

TAKE THIS LIST.

I'LL LIKE THIS L SWINGY.

THANK YOU.

I ENJOY SEEING YOU AFTER YOU'VE PROSPERED UNDER THE CITY OF MEADOWS PLACE, YOU'VE DONE A GREAT JOB FOR US, AND YOU'RE ONE OF THOSE FOLKS THAT BRINGS A TON OF ENERGY INTO THIS DEPARTMENT.

AND I REALLY DO APPRECIATE IT.

UM, I KNOW THAT WHEN YOU ARE OUT THERE, YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY AND YOU'RE GONNA TRY YOUR BEST TO CATCH THEM.

AND THAT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD.

AND I DO APPRECIATE YOU AND APPRECIATE THE FIVE YEARS PUT HERE.

AND I KNOW THIS COUNCIL DOES AS WELL COUNCIL AUDIENCE, IF WE COULD, UH, GIVE THESE THESE FOLKS A BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE, , OFFICER'S BE HERE FOR FIVE YEARS MOVING ON TO, UH, FREDERICKSBURG.

YES.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

MARION COUNCIL HAS ALWAYS, UH, WE STOOD OUT MY REPORT WITH THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS.

UH, YOU COULD SEE THOSE HAVE RISEN.

WE HAD 10, THIS LAST REPORTING PERIOD.

UM, THERE'S ONLY TWO THAT OCCURRED IN THE ROUNDABOUTS.

THERE IS NO RHYME OR REASON THERE'S NO PATTERN.

SO JUST LET YOU KNOW, THEY DID INCREASE A LITTLE BIT.

NUMBER OF RESTS WERE AT 10, UH, GO OVER THOSE A LITTLE LATER.

NUMBER OF CALLS FOR SERVICE WAS 2,387.

UM, NUMBER OF REPORTS, 59 TRAFFIC CITATIONS AT TWO 20, UH, UH, VIOLATIONS FOR CITY ORDINANCE.

WE HAD, UH, ONE SECOND HERE.

I LOST MY PLACE TO WARNINGS FOR ISSUE FOR TRAFFIC.

ONE 87.

WHEN IS ISSUE FOR COV, UH, CITY ORANGE VIOLATION, NINE TOTAL ACTIVITY COUNT OF 3045.

UH, THIS MONTH WE HAD ZERO ASSAULTS.

WE HAD TWO, UH, BMVS ZERO BERLIN AND BUSINESS, ZERO VERBALLY OF RESIDENCE, 581 CITY ORDINANCE, UH, OR BUSINESS CHECKS, EXCUSE ME, BUSINESS CHECKS.

DID HE OWN HIS 11 CLOSE PATROL 11? UH, WE HAD A 130% OF THE TOTAL CLOSE PATROL COME TO MISCHIEF.

WE HAD ONE FRAUD.

WE HAD THREE, UH, ON HOUSE WATCHES, 223, 100 FOR PARKS SECURITY WITH 711 PROPERTY CHECKS.

UH, WE HAD ZERO RUBBERS THIS MONTH.

UH, I'LL GO WITH THE THREE FROM LAST MONTH WHERE THEY ARREST 23 SCHOOL CHECKS AND 71 FOR, UH, TENNIS COURTS, PROPERTY CHECKS TOTAL 1,258.

UH THAT'S WE HAD THREE, WE HAD ZERO YOU AND VISAS MONTH 68 WAS THE, UH, TLC PASS RATE WITH 29 FAILURES OR TOTAL OF 97 CONTACTS FOR THIS REPORTING PERIOD.

UH, WE'RE STILL ALL OUR ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF OUR OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT FROM TRAINING THAT ARE SPECIFIED FOR OUR DEPARTMENT ONLY HAS BEEN CANCELED.

UH, OUR CITY ORDINANCE BREAKDOWN FOR THE WARNINGS.

THERE WERE FOUR FOR SOLICITORS, UH, TWO FOR NOISE COMPLAINT AND THREE FOR ON, UH, DORMS FOR THE VROOM PARKING VIOLATIONS.

WE DID ISSUE TWO CITATIONS, UH, ON, UH, THE SAME PARKING AREA FOR ROOM.

UH, THEN AGAIN IS EVERYTHING AND EVERYBODY IS DOING OVER HERE.

WE'RE CONTINUING WITH THE DISINFECTING

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OF BOOED PD AND THE CARS.

AND THEN AS YOU CAN SEE, OUR GUYS ARE, UH, MAKING SURE THAT THEY FOLLOW COVID PROTOCOLS AS WELL.

I'M GOING TO THE NOTES SECTION.

THERE'S THE BREAKDOWN AS USUAL FOR THE CALLS FOR SERVICE THAT I LEAVE TO YOU TO READ ON YOUR OWN.

AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT ME.

UM, THEY DO DESCRIBE SOME OF THE ARRESTS THAT I DO WANT TO SWITCH TO THE PAGE, UH, UM, PAGE FOUR, WHERE WE BEGIN OUR ARREST.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE, MOST OF THEM ARE MINE.

I'M GOING TO GO OVER THE ONE THAT SECOND ONE, THERE IT IS HIGHLIGHTED.

I'LL GO OVER A COUPLE OF THESE CALLS AND THEN THAT'S IT.

A COUPLE OF THE REST OF THEM ARE, UH, KEY THIS PAST MONTH.

UH, THE ONE THAT IS HIGHLIGHTED THERE, DID YOU SEE FOR THE EVADING OR MOTOR VEHICLE YOU SEE W WHICH IS A PROHIBITED WEAPON AND THEFT OF FIREARM, RESISTING ARREST AND ESCAPE FROM CUSTODY? UH, ONE OF OUR OFFICERS, SERGEANT TYNEN WHO GOT RECOGNIZED TONIGHT FOR HIS FIVE YEARS, UH, AND SORTA THE DOMINANCE ACTUALLY CARPENTER, UH, THESE, UH, TERRORIST IS ALL CALLED, UH, LIKE TRAVELING TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND HAD, UH, UH, STARTED OUT AS A TRAFFIC STOP.

AND THEN THEY TRIED TO EVADE ARREST.

ONE OF THE IMPORTANT THINGS ON HERE THAT, UH, TRADERS TRIED TO ESCAPE.

I KNOW THE TASER WAS DEPLOYED AND THEY WERE ABLE TO REGAIN CONTROL AND CUSTODY OF THE SUSPECT.

BUT IN THE END, WHAT THEY FOUND IN THE CAR WAS A FULLY AUTOMATIC GLOCK 17 THAT HAD, UH, UH, BEEN STOLEN OUT OF FORT BEND COUNTY, SHERIFF OR FORT WAYNE COUNTY.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE CONFIRMED THAT IN A RECENT BURGLARY THAT HAD OCCURRED IN SUGAR LAND.

SO THOSE SUSPECTS WERE ARRESTED AND TAKEN, UH, BACK TO FORT BEND COUNTY JAIL.

UH, THE REST CONTINUED, AS YOU COULD SEE, THERE WAS SOME SORT OF, PERHAPS IN HERE, I JUST WANTED TO MENTION THAT THOSE STUFFS, UH, OFFICER MANNA WAS ABLE TO CAPTURE THE INDIVIDUAL THAT WE PUT A BOLO OUT ON, UH, OURSELVES, OUR AGENCY, WHO HAS BEEN HABITUALLY, UH, STEALING FROM MURPHY, UH, EXPRESS, UH, HE IS A BEER THIEF.

HE HAD A PRINTER IN HIS CONVICTIONS, FIVE CONVICTIONS OF THEFT.

AND SINCE HE HAD FOUR HERE, HE ENDS UP WITH A FELONY NOW, AND OUR CHARGES WILL BE FILED ON HIM WITHIN THE WEEK SINCE WE HAVE HIM IDENTIFIED.

UH, ADDITIONALLY I SAID, I'D MENTIONED ABOUT THE ROBBERIES, THE THREE FROM LAST MONTH, UH, BOTH SUSPECTS HAVE ALSO BEEN IDENTIFIED CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED, HAS GONE TO GRAND JURY, AND HE WAS INDICTED NOW SWITCHING TO ADDITIONAL NOTES AND THERE WAS JUST A HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 10 ARRESTS, THE ADDITIONAL NOTES.

UM, WE'LL SKIP PAST THE FIRST PART, WHICH IS AGAIN, COVERAGE COVERT THAT I LEAVE IN THERE SO THAT YOU, IF YOU EVER HAVE QUESTIONS ON HOW WE'RE HANDLING THAT, UNLESS THEY CHANGE.

UH, RIGHT NOW THE TRAINING CENTER HAS ONLY PARTIALLY REOPENED, MAINLY HAS BEEN USED FOR YOSSI, ESPECIALLY DURING LAURA.

AND IT'S CURRENTLY BEING USED FOR MONITORING OF NOW TROPICAL DEPRESSION, BETA A AS WE ALWAYS DO.

AND WE ARE CONTINUING TO PREPARE FOR THAT OUR NEVER FILLED SYSTEM AND ALL THE UPDATED, UH, SOFTWARE THAT WAS INVOLVED IN THAT WHEN IT FAILED LAST TIME HAS BEEN CORRECTED AND IS WORKING PROPERLY.

HOW CAN I ASSURE YOU THAT? BECAUSE WE WENT THROUGH LAURA WITH HER, UM, TO UPDATE, UH, THE EOC.

UH, WE WERE LUCKY WITH LAURA.

WE DID STAND UP PARTIALLY DOES, UH, AND ONLY ACTIVATING THE PD FROM 6:00 PM TO 6:00 AM.

MANY OF THESE OFFICERS WERE THERE.

UH, FORTUNATELY THAT WAS A NON EVENT FOR US.

UH, IT WASN'T SO LUCKY FOR OUR LOUISIANA NEIGHBORS.

TROPICAL STORM BETA IS NOW A TROPICAL DEPRESSION, AS WE'VE MENTIONED, AND I HAVE PREPARED TO USE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, AND WE'RE STILL AT A LEVEL THREE, WHICH HAS JUST INCREASED READINESS.

I AM MONITORING, UM, ALL THE WEATHER AND ALL THIS STATE INFORMATION COME IN FROM THE STATE, THE COUNTY EOC, AS WELL AS, UM, THE, UH, GAUGES AROUND OUR AREA, MAKING SURE I BUY YOURS.

OKAY.

SO RIGHT NOW, AT THIS POINT, WE HAVE NOT STOOD UP AT ALL, NOT EVEN PARTIALLY AS WE'RE JUST MONITORING IT AND HAVE OUR OFFICERS ALSO CHECKING IT, WHO GIVE ME UPDATES REGULARLY AND I'M ABLE TO MONITOR REMOTELY.

WE HAVE EVERYTHING IN LINE SO THAT IF WE HAD TO STAND UP, WE COULD DO IT AT A MOMENT'S NOTICE.

SO I FEEL CONFIDENT IN THAT.

UM, WE ARE PREPPED, UH, WITH THAT THERE'S MULTIPLE CALLS A DAY WITH US AND SIT REP REPORTS, WHICH THEY, UH, MAYOR AND CITY ADMINISTRATOR, OR ARE AWARE OF.

AND I KEEP THEM UPDATED WHEN THEY CAN'T MAKE THOSE CALLS OR THEY ARE ON THEM THEMSELVES.

UH, LASTLY, UH, WE WE'RE CURRENTLY WAITING FOR TWO GRANTS TO BE AWARDED AT THE END OF THIS MONTH.

BARRING ANY UNFORESEEN

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CHANGES.

UH, ONE OF THOSE BEING FULL LPR CAMERAS FROM FLUX SAFETY, UH, YES.

FOR THOSE THAT DON'T SPEAK COP, WHAT IS LPR? I'M SORRY, LICENSE PLATE READERS.

UH, APOLOGIZE FOR THAT.

BUT IT DOES BE FROM FLUX SAFETY THAT WE GOT A GRANT FOR THE GRANT WAS, UH, $36,000.

EACH CAMERA PER YEAR IS A $9,000 NSA LEASE THAT YOU'RE ACTUALLY WORKING WITH BECAUSE YOU'RE LEASING THEIR EQUIPMENT AND THEIR TECHNOLOGY WHERE THEY HAVE THE CLOUD STORAGE FOR, UH, THIS PROJECT.

UH, I DON'T SEE WHY I WON'T BE FUNDED.

UH, I'VE ALREADY ENTERED IN THAT AGREEMENT, MAKING SURE THAT WE FOLLOWED THEIR GUIDELINES FOR, UH, LEGAL RESTRICTIONS, UM, AND HAVE PASSED THAT ON TO THEM, WHICH IS A GOOD SIGN OR A GOOD INDICATOR THAT WE ARE PROBABLY GONNA GET FUNDED.

UH WE'RE UH, WE WILL HAVE FIVE YEARS OF MAINTENANCE INCLUDED.

UH, AND IF WE DECIDE TO, AND, UH, AFTER EVALUATION OF THIS, WE CAN CONTINUE FUNDING OR EXPAND THIS PROJECT AFTER THE LEASE EXPIRES IN FIVE YEARS, OR WE CAN EXPAND IT PRIOR TO THAT IF WE FIND THEY NEED, UH, THE SECOND GRANT IS A PORTABLE LIVE SCAN SYSTEM FROM A DEMIA LIVE SCAN IS A PORTABLE TECHNOLOGY THAT WE CAN USE TO TAKE DIGITAL FINGERPRINTS AND PALM PRINTS, UH, THAT WE CAN UTILIZE NOT ONLY THE PD, BUT IN THE FIELD DURING INVESTIGATIONS, UH, WHEN TIME IS CRUCIAL, UH, WE DO GET A QUICKER RESPONSE BACK IN THAT.

AND DO WE KNOW WHO WE'RE DEALING WITH AS WELL, ESPECIALLY FOR PEOPLE WHO FAIL TO ID OR GIVE US MULTIPLE IDS.

SO WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT.

THAT DOES COVER A $30,000 PORTION, WHICH INCLUDES THE LIVE SCAN UNIT, ALL THE TRAINING FOR THE PERSONNEL, UH, PRINTER, COMPUTER MONITOR KEYBOARD, AND ALL THE ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT, PLUS THE FIVE YEAR MAINTENANCE AS WELL.

THESE TWO ITEMS WITH GRANTED.

AND I DON'T SEE WHY NOT, UH, TREMENDOUSLY HELP US OUT FOR CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS AND APPREHENSIONS.

AND I WILL TURN EVERYTHING OVER TO YOU ALL FOR ANY QUESTIONS.

NEGATIVE THAT'S TWO DIFFERENT GRANTS COMPLETELY.

ABSOLUTELY.

BUDDY HAD ONE OF THE LICENSE PLATE READERS.

ARE THEY VISIBLE TO THE PUBLIC? ARE THESE HIDDEN, THEY'LL BE VISIBLE THROUGHOUT YOU'VE ALREADY IDENTIFIED.

SO THE LOCATIONS IDENTIFICATION IS SOMETHING WE'LL HAVE TO DO.

UH, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HELD US UP, CAUSE I WAS GOING TO GET WITH THE MAYOR AND NICK THIS WEEK IS THE, OF COURSE THE WEATHER, UH, AND THE THINGS GOING ON WITH THAT BEING INVOLVED IN THAT PROCESS.

SO WE HAVE TIME BECAUSE IF THEY DO AWARD THIS, IT'S TYPICALLY NOT UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH OR THE FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER.

THEN USUALLY WE FIND OUT AT THAT POINT, IT'S NOT THAT WE GET THE EQUIPMENT AT THAT POINT.

THEN WE LINE EVERYTHING UP.

SO WE HAVE A LITTLE TIME, UH, WE WANT TO DO IS MAKE SURE THAT IT'S SOMETHING THAT WORKS FOR THE CITY, BUT ALSO THE BEST BENEFITS, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR US TO BE ABLE TO APPREHEND CRIMINALS.

WE KNOW TYPICALLY WHERE SOME OF THOSE COME IN AND OUT OF.

SO WE'LL IDENTIFY THOSE SPOTS AND, BUT ALSO MAKE IT WHERE IT'S BENEFICIAL FOR THE ENTIRE CITY.

YES.

SO I HAVE PROVIDED, UH, OR CITY ADMINISTRATOR WITH A LIST OF WHAT WE HAVE FOUND SO FAR WITH VIOLATIONS, WHETHER THEY BE WARNINGS OR CITATIONS TO THE PARKING, UH, THERE'S BEEN THREE, ONE IS TWO CITATIONS.

UH, THE MESSAGE GOT OUT REAL QUICK BECAUSE THERE'S VERY, UH, AT THIS POINT HE MIGHT AS WELL SAY TOTAL COMPLIANCE.

WE HAD ONE STOP TODAY.

THAT WAS FOR A BRIEF STOP THAT WAS UNRELATED TO THEM.

SO, UH, PRETTY MUCH THE COMPLIANCE HAS BEEN REALLY, REALLY WELL RECEIVED.

NO, THE THROUGH TRAFFIC STOOL SEEMS RELATIVELY THE SAME.

UM, I DO NOTICE THAT THERE'S LESS CAR HAULERS COMING THAT DIRECTION.

UH, AND I THINK THAT THEY HAVE SOME SIGNAGE OUT NOW WHERE THEY'RE SHOWING WHERE THE TRUCKS SHOULD TURN, YOU KNOW, THE 400 FEET.

AND THERE ARE SOME, THEY'RE DOING SOME THINGS TO HELP MITIGATE THAT AS WELL.

SO I DO BELIEVE THEY'RE TRYING TO COMPLY.

I THINK YOU'VE MADE A LOT OF PROGRESS IF I COULD

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PIGGYBACK ON THAT.

UH, DAVE, I WAS I'M LEAVING ON NOW, GO OUT THAT WAY SO I CAN CHECK THAT.

AND SO I SAW A CAR CARRIER IN WESTBOUND ON DORRANCE, RIGHT ACROSS FROM THE ENTRYWAY.

AND IT LOOKED TO ME LIKE THEY WERE GETTING READY TO LOAD.

SO I PULLED OVER THERE AND I GOT MY PHONE OUT READY TO ALL PD AND US SAW THE GUY WITH THE GUARD SHACK.

AND THERE WAS A LOT OF FINGER POINTING GOING ON AND A WHOLE LOT HEAD SAKE AND DARDEN MADE IT CLEAR.

NO, YOU ARE NOT STOPPING HERE.

YOU GOT TO MOVE.

I MEAN, IT GOT A LITTLE BIT ANIMATED AND I WATCHED IT TO PLEASING THE TRUCK DRIVER UNHAPPILY WENT OVER, CLIMBED UP TRUCK, NAILED DOWN THERE.

I THINK THAT'S HAPPENING MORE OFTEN THAN WE KNOW, BUT THAT'S APPARENTLY THE WORD GOT DOWN TO THOSE FOLKS GETTING WORDS.

GOOD NEWS CARDS.

YES.

I THOUGHT SO TOO.

I ASKED HER ACTUALLY PUT IN A POLICY.

YOU MIGHT ACTUALLY SEE SOME RESULTS.

YEAH.

I, UH, I AGREE WITH YOU.

WE ASKED SCOTT JACOBSON TO PLEASE PASS THAT ON TO THE GUARDS AND WE DON'T KNOW WHETHER HE DOES OR NOT, BUT I'D SAY BY JUDGING BY WHAT I SAW THAT DAY, THAT'S THE MESSAGE FINGERS.

ANYBODY ELSE? YES, SIR.

SEE IF THE CAMERAS, UM, THE ONES I'M SEEING GO UP AROUND THE COUNTY ARE, UM, SOLAR POWERED AS OTHER ONES, WE GET, YOU KNOW, THE SOLAR POWERED OR TO SAME.

YES.

SO BASICALLY EVERYTHING IS SELF CONTAINED.

THE CAMERA, THE POLE.

THERE'S NO WIRES GOING TO IT.

YOU JUST GOTTA PUT IT IN THE FOUNDATION, DROP THE POLE.

YES.

CAMERA'S READY TO GO AND TAKE CARE OF ALL THE, LIKE I SAID, MAINTENANCE UPGRADES OR ANYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH SOFTWARE.

SO WE'RE, WE'LL BE GOOD WITH THAT.

WE WON'T FILL A GLITCH.

IT'S A PERMANENT THING.

THEN YOU DON'T MOVE IT AROUND ONCE YOU SET IT UP, CORRECT.

THIS ONE IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO IDENTIFY THOSE KEY LOCATIONS.

WE'RE GOING TO GO SEARCH IT OUT.

YEAH.

INTENDED TO DO THIS WEEK, BUT THAT'S WHAT THE WEATHER VERY GOOD.

ANYBODY ELSE THAT'S WORKING? UH, DO THESE CAMERAS HAVE THE ABILITY TO READ LIKE MULTIPLE LANES OR ARE THEY JUST FOCUSED ON ONE LANE? THEY CAN READ, THEY'RE GOING TO PICK UP THE ONES AS THEY'RE COMING THROUGH AS THEY PASS.

IT IT'S MUCH LIKE IF YOU WERE GOING THROUGH A TOLL BOOTH AREA OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, IT'S GOING TO PICK IT UP REAL QUICK AND THEN STORES THAT INFORMATION FOR 30 DAYS IN THE CLOUD.

UH, IF THERE'S A NEED FOR US TO RETRIEVE INFORMATION AGAIN AND FOR IT TO JUST AS AN EXAMPLE, UH, CAUSE WE'RE NOT BIG BROTHER.

WE'RE NOT WATCHING THESE THINGS.

THAT'S JUST GONNA HAPPEN TO BE STORED.

SO IF WE HAVE A COURT HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN A ROBBERY IN HOUSTON AND HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED IN THE SYSTEM, THAT'LL NOTIFY US IMMEDIATELY IF IT PASSES OUR LICENSE PLATE READER.

AND SO OUR OFFICERS ARE GONNA HAVE IMMEDIATE NOTIFICATION THAT'S GOING ON OR A BURGLARY OR THEFT, BUT IT ALSO HELPS TO HAVE INVESTIGATION.

LET'S SAY WE HAVE A HIT AND RUN OR A BURGLARY WHERE THEY'VE GOT A PARTIAL PLATE AND A CORE DESCRIPTION.

WE ARE ABLE TO SEARCH THAT DATABASE, BUT NOT JUST WITH OUR CAMERA SYSTEM, WE CAN USE SUGARLAND.

WHO HAS THEM BEING, COUNTY'S GETTING, YOU'RE A CONGLOMERATE.

WE ALL SHARE THAT INFORMATION.

THAT'S PART OF THE AGREEMENT I HAD TO SIGN IS THAT WE SHARE THAT INFORMATION AND IT DOES, IT HELPS ALL OF US ALL CRY.

GREAT.

THANKS.

SO ESSENTIALLY THIS IS PART OF THE REGIONAL POLICE NETWORK THAT Y'ALL KNOW WORKING ON FOR SO HARD.

AND THIS IS JUST ADDING IT'S ONE PART OF IT.

OKAY.

I'M SORRY.

I GOT SURE.

I NOTICED SOMETHING ON THE AGENDA ABOUT THE AUCTION.

DID WE GET THE NEW COP CAR FULLY DECKED OUT IN SERVICE? IT'S A TOP SECRET MISSION THAT WE DO HAVE THE CORE, UH, SHORTLY.

SO IT SHOULD BE HERE, UH, IN ABOUT ANOTHER MONTH, MAYBE, MAYBE A MONTH AND A HALF.

THAT WAS AMAZING HOW LONG IT TAKES.

THAT'S FAST FOR GOVERNMENT WORK.

Y'ALL TOLD ME TO PULL THE TRIGGER.

IT WAS ALL RIGHT.

WELL WITH THAT, WE'RE GOING TO LET THE CHIEF GO.

OKAY.

SEE IF I UNDERSTAND

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YOU'RE GOING TO BE HEADING OUT AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING HERE.

AND UH, I WANT TO THANK ALL OF OUR OFFICERS AGAIN, UH, FOR ALL THAT YOU DO OUT THERE AND FOR THE TWO THAT GOT YOUR AWARDS.

THANK Y'ALL VERY MUCH AND CONGRATULATIONS.

AND WE'LL SEE YOU LATER.

Y'ALL WE'RE LEAVING IF YOU'RE STAYING GREAT.

THANK YOU.

THIS IS GOING TO BE STAY IN FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE MEETING.

I KNEW ONE OF THEM WAS IT JUST WASN'T SURE.

WHICH ONE IT WAS.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL THANK YOU, CHIEF.

ALL RIGHT.

ITEM TWO REPORTS IS CODE ENFORCEMENT.

TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT THAT NORMALLY A CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL JENNIFER WOULD REPORT.

HOWEVER, SHE IS NOT HERE.

SHE HAD, HER BROTHER HAS PASSED AWAY AND SHE THIRSTY.

SHE WON'T BE BACK TO BACK TIL THURSDAY.

SO WE WILL PICK THAT UP, UH, IN THE FUTURE.

AND I FIGURED I HAVEN'T HAD A HANDLE THAT, UH, THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS THE, UH, UH, FIRE REPORT, UH, WHICH I THOUGHT I HAD THE TEXT TAG RIGHT HERE.

UM, BEFORE I READ THE, UH, ACTUAL INCIDENTS, I WANT TO MENTION THAT, UH, OUR CHIEF MELLOW HAS BEEN WORKING WITH OUR, UH, MARKETING GROUP, UH, TO, UH, COME UP WITH ABOUT A 45 SECOND VIDEO THAT WE'LL TALK ABOUT OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT.

WE'VE GOT A GOOD ONE COMING OUT HERE ON, ON THAT.

UH, AND WE'RE JUST TRYING TO BUILD VIDEOS, THINGS OUT OF DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS THAT PEOPLE SEE WHAT'S GOING ON AND, AND ARE INFORMED ABOUT THAT.

AND PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE HOW CLOSELY WE WORK WITH THE FIRE FIRE DEPARTMENT, UM, AND THE FIRE MARSHALL WHO WORKS THROUGH THAT, UH, THROUGH THAT DEPARTMENT.

AND I WANT TO THANK THEM.

UM, WE'VE HAD, UH, LAST REPORTING PERIOD.

WE HAD A TOTAL OF 47, UH, FIRE SLASH EMS REPORTING, UH, INCIDENTS REPORTED TO US 32, OUR EMS. UM, SO THANK GOODNESS THEY'RE HERE.

UH, WE HAD 13 GOOD INTENSE REPORTED FIRES.

AND TWO FIRE-RELATED FOR THAT TOTAL OF 47, 25 WERE DURING THE WEEK DURING THE DAY.

AND, UH, SIX WERE ON THE WEEKEND DURING THE DAY NINE WHERE A WEEK, NIGHT AND SEVEN WERE WEEKEND NIGHT FOR THAT SAME 45.

WE HAD ONE PLAN REVIEW ABOUT A FIRE MARSHALL, UH, THAT IS A NEW FOR THIS PLANNING PERIOD.

AND THAT IS OVER AT HELFMAN FORD WHERE THEY'RE DOING SOME IMPROVEMENTS.

AND THAT IS THE FIRE REPORT FOR NOW.

UM, ITEM NUMBER THREE IS, ARE FOR AS THE CITY ADMINISTRATORS REPORT, NICK, YOU'RE UP NEXT? UH, JUST A FEW THINGS TONIGHT.

FIRST OF ALL, IN YOUR AGENDA PACKET, YOU'RE GOING TO SEE SOMETHING A LITTLE BIT NEW, UM, FOR THOSE CONTRACTS THAT ARE GOING TO GO IN FRONT OF COUNCIL FROM DIFFERENT CONTRACTORS AND VENDORS.

UH, ONE OF THE NEW PIECES OF PAPER IN YOUR PACKET IS WHAT'S CALLED A FORM 1295.

UH, NOW A 1295 FORM IS SOMETHING THAT, UH, HAS BEEN, UH, WHAT WAS APPROVED BY THE LEGISLATURE BACK IN 2015 AND THE OFFICIAL NAME ON THE FORM AS A CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES, WHAT IT REALLY IS, IS IT'S A CONFLICT OF INTEREST FORM.

AND SO THE LEGISLATURE IN PASSING THIS AS REQUIRED, UH, GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES, INCLUDING CITIES TO HAVE THESE CONTRACTORS FILL OUT THESE 1295 FORMS, ESSENTIALLY IDENTIFYING AND LABELING OUT ALL OF THEIR, UH, INTERESTED PARTIES ASSOCIATED WITH IT SO THAT YOU GUYS CAN REVIEW IT AND MAKE SURE THERE IS NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST.

AND IN ALL GOOD CONSCIENCE OF VOTE ON THESE DIFFERENT CONTRACTS, UH, IT IS REQUIRED BY THE STATE.

AND SO STAFF HAS GOTTEN TOGETHER.

WE HAVE A GOOD PROCESS IN PLACE TO MAKE SURE THAT ANY OF THESE CONTRACTS THAT COME IN FRONT OF YOU, UH, WE WILL HAVE THESE 1290 FIVES WITH IT.

NOW FROM A COUNCIL PERSPECTIVE, YOUR JOB IS TO READ THESE THINGS AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU DON'T HAVE A VESTED INTEREST WITH THESE ORGANIZATIONS LESS.

YOU WANT TO GO AHEAD AND RECUSE YOURSELF FROM THE VOTE.

SO AGAIN, THIS IS A, UH, UH, THIS IS A PROCESS THAT IS, UH, THAT IS, UH, ADMINISTERED BY THE TEXAS ETHICS COMMISSION.

THE CITY IS REQUIRED TO NOT ONLY COLLECT THESE THINGS, BUT ALSO LET THE TEXAS ETHICS COMMISSION KNOW WHEN WE RECEIVED THESE.

AND AGAIN, STAFF HAS A GOOD PROCESS IN PLACE TO, TO MAKE SURE WE DO THIS EVERY TIME.

UM, NEXT, UH, AS YOU KNOW, WE DO HAVE A KEY VACANCY RIGHT NOW IN THE ORGANIZATION, PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR.

UH, WE HAVE GONE AHEAD AND POSTED THAT POSITION, UM, IN THE INTERIM, UH, THE GUYS IN PUBLIC WORKS ARE REPORTING TO ME.

UH, THEY'RE DOING A GOOD JOB OF MAINTAINING, KEEPING UP WITH THEIR DUTIES.

I AM GOING TO ASK FOR A LITTLE BIT OF GRACE AS WE GO FORWARD

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IN THIS INTERIM.

UM, BUT IN THIS TIME THE GUYS ARE KEEPING UP WITH BUSINESS AND WE'RE MAKING IMPROVEMENTS WHERE WE CAN, UM, IT, I SHOULD MENTION THAT EXIST.

FOR EXAMPLE, BEFORE STORM EVENTS, ONE OF THE THINGS THE GUYS MAKE SURE TO DO IS MAKE SURE THAT ALL OF THE STORM AND LIFTS EVENTS, UH, CLEAR, UM, YOU KNOW, IN ADVANCE OF ANY RAIN, UH, THE GUYS ARE OUT THERE RIGHT NOW.

WE'RE DOING SOME IMPROVEMENTS TO, UM, WHILE WE'RE DOING SOME REPAIRS TO, UH, UH, TRAILERS OUT THERE TRYING TO GET THE BEST, LONGEST LIFE USE OUT OF IT.

WE CAN.

AND SO, UM, UH, WE ARE, AS I LIKE TO SAY, DOGGY PADDLING RIGHT NOW, LOOKING FOR A POSITION TO FILL, UM, WITH ALL THE RAIN THAT WE, I HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING, I THOUGHT IT'D BE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BRING UP OUR DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLAN WE HAVE AND PLACE.

UM, THE REASON I BRING IT UP IS BECAUSE THIS TIME, LAST YEAR, IN FACT, ON THE SEPTEMBER MEETING OF LAST YEAR, YOU APPROVED THE CITY'S DRAW CONTINGENCY.

UM, IT, YEAH, IT'S A GOOD PLAN AND WE HAVE IT IN PLACE.

UH, THE STATE ONLY REQUIRES US TO SUBMIT THESE JOB CONTINGENCY PLANS TO THEM.

IF WE HAVE MORE THAN 3000, 300 CONNECTIONS, WATER AND SEWER CONNECTIONS OR WATER CONNECTIONS IN TOWN, UH, WE DON'T.

AND SO WE'RE NOT REQUIRED TO SUBMIT THIS TO TCEQ.

HOWEVER, WE DO HAVE TO HAVE A DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLAN IN PLACE AND ON FILE AND READY TO OPERATE, SHOULD TCQ COME KNOCK ON OUR DOOR AND ASK TO SEE, UH, WE DO HAVE THAT PLAN IN PLACE.

IT'S A GOOD PLAN, BUT I WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT IT'S NOT A REQUIREMENT FOR US TO PUT THIS IN FRONT OF YOU GUYS EVERY YEAR.

HOWEVER, WE WILL KEEP UP WITH IT.

AND FROM TIME TO TIME, WE WILL REVISIT IT AND MAKE SURE IT STILL MAKES SENSE FOR THE COMMUNITY.

SO, UM, AGAIN, I'VE READ IT, IT'S A GOOD PLAN AND WE CERTAINLY DO NOT NEED IT THIS WEEK.

UH, FINALLY, UH, THE CHIEF DID A GOOD JOB MENTIONING, UH, THE CITATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH ROOM.

I WANTED TO LET YOU ALL KNOW THAT STAFF HAS PUT TOGETHER A GOOD PLAN IN PLACE, UH, TO TRACK, UH, THE NUMBER OF CITATIONS THAT HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR ROOM ASSOCIATED VEHICLES, AS WELL AS ANY CODE ENFORCEMENT CITATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH ROOM, AS YOU KNOW, THE LETTER, UH, THAT WAS DISCUSSED, UH, AT THE LAST, UH, WELL, I GUESS LAST MONTH IT WAS SENT OF ROOM DOES HAVE, UH, THAT SPECIFIC REQUIREMENT IN TERMS OF HOW MANY VIOLATIONS WOULD REQUIRE US TO REVISIT THE SUP.

AND SO STAFF HAS PUT TOGETHER A CHECKLIST OR A PROCESS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE TRACK THAT, SO IT DOESN'T GET BIAS.

AND AS YOU REMEMBER, WE HAD THAT RULING 90 DAYS.

SO CHIEF AND I'VE GOTTEN TOGETHER, COURTNEY OF I'VE GOTTEN TOGETHER AND WE HAVE A GOOD PLAN IN PLACE TO MAKE SURE WE CATCH THAT AND TRACK THAT ON A DAILY BASIS.

WOULD THAT THAT'S A BEFORE FOR TODAY, WE'VE GOTTEN A FEW APPLICATIONS, A HANDFUL OF THAT BEFORE WE POSTED IT ABOUT A WEEK AGO, CLOSER TO TWO OR CLOSER TO SIX, WELL, IF YOU KNOW ANYBODY OPPORTUNITY, FINE CONTRACT OUT AN OPPORTUNITY, WE ALREADY CONTRACT OUT THE WATER, RIGHT.

AND THAT'S A BIG DIFFERENCE.

OTHER CITIES DO THAT OR SAVE SOME COSTS.

IT DEPENDS.

I MEAN, YOU KNOW, EVERY VACANCY IS AN OPPORTUNITY YOU'RE READY TO HIT THE PAUSE BUTTON AND LOOKING THROUGH WHAT YOU GOT.

AND, UM, THERE ARE SOME KEY FUNCTIONS IN THAT POSITION.

I'M NOT SUGGESTING THAT THE PAUSE ON SERVICE LEVEL, I'M JUST, IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE MORE SERVICE? WE CAN ALWAYS LOOK AT THAT.

CERTAINLY IF THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LET'S SAY OUTSOURCE THE OPERATIONS.

NOW I WILL SAY THAT, UM, I WILL SAY THAT WE NEED TO LOOK AT THAT VERY CLOSELY BECAUSE FROM A CAPITAL PROJECTS PERSPECTIVE, IF WE BEGIN TO RAMP UP OUR CAPITAL PROJECTS, UM, WE'RE GOING TO NEED MORE HELP, MATT.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE REALLY NEED TO LOOK AT OUR OPTIONS, HAVE I'M NOT GOING TO SAVE IT TO HAVE A DAY TO DAY PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR IN THE HOUSE OF A BAD THING.

UM, BUT LOOK AT THE FUNCTIONS.

WE'VE ONLY HAD THE POSITION ON THE MARKET FOR ABOUT A WEEK.

UM, AND IT'S ALWAYS AN OPPORTUNITY.

I WILL SAY THAT I'VE TALKED TO THE MAYOR ABOUT THIS, AND IT'S ALWAYS BEEN MY REFERENCE, UH, TO

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BRING IN, UM, A GOOD GROUP, LOOK AT APPLICATIONS AND LOOK AT THE POSSIBILITY OF, UM, WE GOT TO TALK MORE ABOUT THAT.

YOU GOT TO TALK ABOUT HOW WE'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH THE PROCESS OF ACTUALLY SELECTING SOMEONE.

SO, UM, WE'RE REALLY EARLY ON NICK, IS THERE AN ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTORS OR SOMETHING SIMILAR THAT WE COULD HOST THIS TO THEIR WEBSITE OR WHATEVER IT MAY BE? THERE ARE A LOT OF OPTIONS.

YES, WE HAVEN'T YET.

UM, APWA IS AN ASSOCIATION THAT, UM, AND WE HAVE POSTED THIS ON TO YOU NOW.

UH, AND IT'S BEEN OUT THERE FOR A FEW DAYS.

THERE ARE DEFINITELY OTHER AVENUES TO REACH PEOPLE.

UM, YOU KNOW, REALLY WHEN YOU LOOK AT MEADOWS PLACE, IT PROBABLY IS A PRETTY TARGETED AUDIENCE OF PEOPLE YOU'RE GOING FOR GIVEN THE MAKEUP OF OUR COMMUNITY.

UM, AND SO AGAIN, NOT KNOWING WHO'S GOING TO COME THROUGH THE DOOR, WHAT APPLICATIONS FOR THEM, AND YET IT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE.

IF QUITE FRANKLY, WE'RE NOT SATISFIED WITH THE FOOD YET, THEN WE'LL JUST READ THROUGH IT AND FIGURE OUT WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO.

YEAH.

WE'LL TRY AND REACH AS MANY AS WE CAN UP TO AND INCLUDING CALLING PEOPLE, WHICH WE HAVE, AM I BEGUN ON IT ON FRIENDS AND OTHER CITIES AND SAYING, HEY, DO YOU KNOW ANYBODY THAT MIGHT BE READY TO MAKE THAT STEP OR THAT KIND OF THING.

I'VE HAD SOME SUCCESS IN THAT.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

WE'RE WE'RE EARLY ON.

HOPEFULLY HAVE SOME GOOD OPTIONS.

WE'RE BOTH A LITTLE BIT IMPATIENT AND NICK, I THINK YOU'RE THE ONE THAT'S MAINLY WITH USW IN THE MEANTIME I AM.

SO WE'VE MET WITH BYRON AND CHORD, UH, COREY WITH USW.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DON'T DROP ANY BALLS THERE.

THOSE GUYS DO A GOOD JOB ON A DAY TO DAY.

CAN'T GUARANTEE YOU THAT NO BALLS ARE GONNA DROP IN THIS PROCESS, BUT, UH, I'VE MADE THE PHONE CALLS.

I FEEL LIKE I NEED TO MAKE, IN TERMS OF LETTING FOLKS KNOW THAT WE HAVE THE VACANCY, UH, TO GET WITH ME ALL THOSE OLD BOOKS RECORD, HE KNOWS YOU'RE GETTING FORWARDED TO ME NOW, AND I'M DOING MY BEST.

YOU HAVE SOME, SOME REGULATORY COMPLIANCE, BUT, UM, YEAH, WE'LL ASK RMS FOR ISN'T ANYTIME SOON AS IT.

AND THAT'S A GOOD, THAT'S A GOOD THING TO BRING UP.

UH, WE'RE MS. FOR, UH, OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE SOME ANNUAL COMPLIANCES.

WE HAVE TO DO ANNUAL REPORTS TO THEM, BUT WE DON'T HAVE TO SUBMIT A FIVE YEAR RECERTIFICATION DATA.

UM, SO IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT HDR HELPED US WITH AS FAR AS THE MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM PROGRAM, LONG ACRONYM, BUT ESSENTIALLY EVERY CITY THAT OPERATES, UH, STORMS THROUGH A SYSTEM HAS TO FILE FOR A PERMIT WITH THE STATE OPERATOR SWAMPS.

UM, ALTHOUGH I'D LOVE TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED, BUT, UM, BUT THE REALITY IS, IS THAT IN ORDER FOR US TO OPERATE OUR STORM SEWER SYSTEMS, YOU HAVE TO HAVE A PERMIT WITH THE STATE, UH, IN THAT PERMIT, THERE ARE DIFFERENT REQUIREMENTS AND MAKE SURE THAT WE COMPLY WITH THE PLAN.

UH, TYPICALLY YOUR PUBLIC WORKS THAT, AND EVERY FEW YEARS YOU HAVE TO BASICALLY CREATE A WHOLE BRAND NEW PLAN AND UPDATE THEIR ANNUAL REPORT.

SO THAT'S AN EXAMPLE OF SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO DO IN HOUSE COMPLIANCE WITH THE STATE AND, UM, YOU KNOW, IN THE ABSENCE OF A FLOORS AND ONE OF THE EXAMPLES TAKE A LOOK AT IT, THEIR STORM DRAINS, YOU SEE NOTHING BUT RAIN DOWN THE DRAIN MARKERS AND THAT TYPE OF THING, THAT POINT, AND YOU HAVE TO MONITOR THAT AND UPGRADE AND FIND SOMETHING NEW TO DO WELL IN A LITTLE BITTY TOWN LIKE OURS.

WE'RE ABOUT ONE SQUARE MILE IN CASE YOU ALREADY KNOW, WE RUN OUT OF THINGS.

SO IT'S SOMETHING WE HAVE TO MONITOR PRETTY CLOSELY.

UM, ALRIGHT, ANYTHING ELSE, NICK? ALRIGHT.

UH, THAT TAKES US INTO, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UH, I FORGOT TO MENTION SOMETHING IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, UH, AND OF WAS GOING TO LEAD INTO SCHOOLS, BUT I'M NOT GOING TO, UM, THE, UH, FIRE DEPARTMENT, OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT, UH, ANY EMS WERE RECENTLY INVOLVED IN A SPILL THAT INVOLVED TCEQ.

UH, WE HAD, UH, SOME HEAD NODDING GOING DOWN THERE.

WE HAD BOTH DORRANCE AND MONTECITO BLOCKED, UH, AT, AT THE BRIDGES.

UM, THERE WAS A SPILL UP AT BEHIND THE SCHOOL,

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WENT DOWN THE DRAIN INTO THE DITCH UNDERNEATH, UH, BY YOU.

AND, UM, WE WERE NOTIFIED BY A WALKER SAYING, HEY, I SMELL SOMETHING, HAD A SHEEN.

YOU COULD SEE IT.

IT WASN'T A MASSIVE SPILL, BUT IT WAS, IT WAS A SPILL AND YOU COULD SEE IT, UH, AND IT WAS REAL.

AND WE TOOK IT SERIOUSLY, UH, AND NOTIFIED PC PCQ, UH, BY DEPARTMENT WHO IMMEDIATELY BROUGHT AS MATT OUT.

SO WE HAD A METAL PLACE POLICE DEPARTMENT, UH, CANNABIS SECURING THEY'RE RUNNING THE FRONT END OF, OF TRAFFIC CONTROL AND MAKING SURE NOBODY GOT HURT.

UH, WE HAD, UH, THEIR FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS OUT THERE.

WE HAD HAZMAT OUT THERE.

UH, WE HAD, UH, ALL SORTS OF FOLKS EMS THERE IN CASE SOMEBODY NEEDED TO BE HELPED.

UH, I WAS SCARED TO DEATH TILL THREE, THAT WHAT WAS GOING ON.

UH, BUT IT WAS BIGGIE, NEVER JEALOUS.

I, I WOULD SAY IT WASN'T 500 GALLONS, BUT YOU DON'T KNOW.

AND WHAT I WAS WAS IMPRESSED WITH STEVE WAS THE FACT THAT IT WAS, I MEAN, IT WAS A VERY PROFESSIONAL RESPONSE AND, UH, IT, IT, UH, YOU CAN TELL THEY BACKTRACKED THAT SPILL ALL THE WAY.

AND I SAID, WHAT DID THEY DO? AND AFTER ALL, THEY'RE JUST TRYING TO FIND OUT WHERE IT IS.

I TOOK IT FOR THAT, BUT NO, THEY WERE BACKTRACKING IT AND THEY FOUND IT AND THEY FOLLOWED IT ALL THE WAY THROUGH.

NOPE, NO, BUT THEY COULD TELL WHERE HE'D BEEN.

AND SO I JUST WANTED TO SAY OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS INVOLVED IN THAT EMS WAS INVOLVED IN THAT AND OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT WERE INVOLVED IN THAT HELPING HAZMAT.

AND, UH, IT WAS, IT WAS PRETTY IMPRESSIVE.

SO, UH, AND THERE'S STILL A LITTLE BIT OF RESIDUAL SMELL OUT THERE FOR THOSE OF THE WALLS, THE TRACK AREA.

UH, SO, UH, JUST WANTED TO BRING THAT UP AND LET YOU KNOW THAT, UH, WE HAD A VERY, MORE THAN LIKELY THE SCHOOL CONTRACTOR'S GONNA GET UP, FIND OUT OF TC.

AND I WAS SO HAPPY THAT THEY FOUND SOMETHING THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE TO BITE THAT BULLET.

YOU BET.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, MOVING ON THEM SINCE I'VE GOT THE MIKE, I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD ON TO MAYOR'S COMMENTS, JUST VERY BRIEFLY ON MEADOWS ELEMENTARY.

UH, YOU'LL NOTICE THAT WE POSTED A DELAY IN THE OPENING OF THE SCHOOL.

UM, IT'S GOING TO BE NOW TIL THE WEEK AFTER SPRING BREAK.

WE HAVE, UH, AND I DON'T KNOW ABOUT Y'ALL, BUT I'M JUST ASTOUNDED AT HOW MUCH BIGGER THIS SCHOOL LOOKS, EVEN THOUGH THE FOOTPRINT ISN'T THAT MUCH BIGGER AND, UM, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SCHOOL BUILDING IT IS.

AND, UM, WHAT, IN ADDITION, IT'S GOING TO BE THIS CITY WHEN IT OPENS, UH, THAT SAID, UM, I'M DISAPPOINTED THAT, UH, UH, IT IS GOING TO BE DELAYED, BUT WE ARE TAKING PICTURES EVERY DAY, SOMETIMES ON THE WEEKEND, MOSTLY NOT, UH, OF THE CONSTRUCTION.

WE'VE GOT KAREN DOWN, WE'VE GOT TO COME BACK UP.

WE'VE HAD SOME 32ND DRONE FOOTAGE THROUGH THERE.

WE'VE GOT ANOTHER 32ND DRONE SHOT THROUGH THERE.

WE'RE GOING TO GET TO MORE LATER ON.

AND THEN WHEN THE SCHOOL OPENS, THE PLAN IS TO HOPEFULLY HAVE OUR, UH, FILM AND THE TIMELINE, UH, WITH THE DRONE SHOTS INSERTED AS PART OF THE GRAND OPENING OF THE SCHOOL, CHARLTON FREE ADMINISTRATIVE FORT BEND ISD ASKED ME TO DO THAT.

AND WE'RE, WE'RE GOING AHEAD WITH THAT AND, UH, ATC AND, UH, HAS BEEN A BIG HELP IN THAT BUDGET.

UM, WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THAT IN A SECOND, BUT I, I FEEL LIKE IT'S NECESSARY TO PUT ON THE RECORD.

I WANT TO THANK ALL THE DEPARTMENT HEADS WHO WORKED SO HARD ON OUR BEHALF, MEANING THE PEOPLE AT CITY METALS PLACE THEY WORKED AND SO MUCH, WE'VE GOT SO MUCH DONE IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

UM, ANNA MARIE, WESTERN, WHO'S NOT HERE TONIGHT.

WHO'S BEEN HERE FIVE YEARS NOW, UH, AND KEEP SOME OF THE BEST SETS OF BOOKS.

AND FOR BEN WAS INVALUABLE AND WORKED WITH EACH ONE OF THE DEPARTMENT HEADS WITH NICK, WITH COURTNEY AND WITH, UH, WITH COUNCIL TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAD ALL THE INFORMATION THAT WE KNEW, UH, NICK, UM, OUR NEW, UH, CITY ADMINISTRATOR.

UH, I WANT TO THANK HIM FOR, UH, ADDITION OF, UH, EXPERTISE

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ON THIS MATTER.

AND I THOUGHT YOU DID A GREAT JOB OF, OF KIND OF MONITORING THAT AND, UH, HELPING ME COUNSEL AND, UH, GET THROUGH THIS PROCESS.

NICK, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I ALSO WANT TO THANK, UM, ATC COURTEOUS HERE.

SHE HAD BAKERS HERE FROM, UH, EDC BECAUSE THEY THEY'RE GOING TO GET THEIR BUDGET.

THE COUNCIL PAUL GOES WELL APPROVED.

THEY WORKED SO HARD TO MAKE SURE THE CITY WAS ABLE TO DO SOME OF THE PROJECTS WE WANTED TO DO, AND YOU'LL SEE THAT IN THE BUDGET.

BUT, UH, I THINK COUNCIL WORKED VERY, VERY HARD ON THIS BUDGET.

I AM SO IMPRESSED BY THE WAY, Y'ALL HANDLED THIS STUFF.

SOME OF THE DISCUSSIONS WERE PRETTY DICEY AND YET SO RESPECTFUL AND SO PROFESSIONAL AND, UH, IT'S EASY TO SPOT.

DID Y'ALL KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A BUDGET? SO IT'S EASY FOR ME, TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE.

UH, I WANNA SAY, UH, UH, IS BEEN OUT TO OUR CITY.

THEY WERE AT OUR NATURE CENTER.

WE HAD, UH, UH, FIVE LITTLE TURTLES HATCH AND THOSE ARE, UM, FANCY BOX TURTLES.

AND, UH, IT WAS A SURPRISE AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THERE THEY WERE.

AND FOR THOSE THAT DON'T KNOW, THAT TYPE OF BOX TURTLE IS ON DECLINE IN STATE OF TEXAS.

CAUSE PEOPLE GETTING OUT INTO THE WOODS AND FOREST AND THEY GO, OH, HOW COOL AND TAKING THEM HOME? WELL, JUST LIKE THE ONE I FOUND ON THE WAY DOWN TO SEE JAMES AND LEAGUE CITY, THERE WAS A BOX TURTLE ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

UH, SO WE'RE TRYING TO DO OUR BEST TO REPLACE LOSSES LIKE THAT.

AND WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO.

WE CONTACT THE TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE AND THEY HAVE SENT A REPRESENTATIVE OUT.

UH, THERE'S A LITTLE VIDEO ON, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU SAW IT, PLEASE GO CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK.

AND IF YOU HAVEN'T, UH, AND THEY'RE WORKING WITH THEIR LOCAL REGIONAL DIVISION AND THE AUSTIN TO SEE THE BEST WAY FOR US TO HELP DO THAT AND MAYBE USE THIS AS A PILOT PROGRAM OR OTHER NATURE CENTERS TO DO STUFF LIKE THIS.

AND THAT'S BEING LED BY TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE AND OUR PARKS DEPARTMENT.

I'M PRETTY IMPRESSED, A LITTLE LOW ONE SQUARE MILE CITY THEN TO BE WORKING ON A PROGRAM LIKE THAT.

COVID UPDATE.

UM, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TELL YOU, UM, IT'S, I'M STILL HERE.

WE GOT WILD VARIED OPINIONS HERE IN CITY METALS PLACE TO HOW TO HANDLE IT.

AND THAT'S PRETTY MUCH THE WAY IT IS IN THE NATION.

UM, BUT WE STILL OBLIGATED TO FOLLOW THE STATE RULES AND SUBSEQUENTLY THE COUNTY, AS WE ARE A SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, WE LEARNED THAT WORD.

YEAH.

A SUBDIVISION STATE OF TEXAS.

AND WE GOT TO FOLLOW THOSE RULES, LINDA DISCUSSION THE OTHER DAY WITH ONE OF THE COUNCILMEN, RICK, UH, TALKING ABOUT THE PURPOSE AND THE BENEFIT OF OUR, UH, CITY OF METALS PLACE, DECLARATION OF THIS AS WELL.

IF YOU RECALL, COUNSEL, WE ISSUED THAT IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE WE WEREN'T SURE OF WHAT WE WERE GOING TO BE HAPPENING AND HOW WE WERE GOING TO BE FUNDED OR HAVE OUR FUNDS RETURNED BECAUSE WE KNEW WE WERE GOING TO BE FACING EXPENDITURES.

WE DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT CARES OR CODE FEDERAL MONEY OR ANY OF THAT STUFF.

SO WE ISSUED A DECLARATION AND I'M ON THE 18TH OF MAY OF MARCH, 2020.

WE DECLARED THAT DISASTER BECAUSE OF THE COVID PANDEMIC AND WE EXTENDED IT TO THE 24TH DAY OF MARCH.

AND THEN AFTER THAT, WE EXTENDED IT WHEN WE DIDN'T HAVE A STOP DATE ON IT AFTER CONVERSATIONS WITH NICK AND LOOKING AROUND AND TALKING TO OUR ATTORNEY, UM, WE SEE NO BENEFIT TO IT BECAUSE WE HAVE NO OVERRIDING POWER OVER THE STATE.

AND SO AT THIS POINT, UH, WANTING TO JUST LET COUNCIL KNOW ABOUT 6:01 PM OR WHATEVER TIME IT WAS A, I BELIEVE IT WAS SIX OH ONE.

UH, I DECLARED THIS, UH, OVER THE STATE LOCAL, UH, DISASTER PREVIOUSLY DECLARED, UH, PURSUANT TO TEXAS FOUR ONE 8.108 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE IS HEREBY TERMINATED.

SO WE JUST ENDED THAT.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE COUNCIL AWARE OF IT.

DOESN'T LESSEN OUR OBLIGATIONS TO FOLLOW A COVID PROTOCOLS OR ANY ISSUE IN ISSUANCES BY THE STATE.

UM, THEY'RE VERY SPECIFIC IN WHAT YOU CAN DO AND WE'LL, WE'RE FOLLOWING AND ABIDING BY THAT AT COUNCIL'S AWARE, JUST TO FOLLOW UP ON IT.

CHARLIE, I GET ALL THAT STEVE WAS TALKING ABOUT.

THE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES ARE ACTUALLY TIGHTENING UP AGAIN, BUT THE ONLY THING I'M

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SEEING OUT IN THE PUBLIC HAS COVID FATIGUE.

PEOPLE ARE PRETTY MUCH DONE WITH THIS.

PEOPLE ARE STILL WEARING MASKS WHEN THEY HAVE TO GO TO THE BARS, YOU GO TO THE BEACH BECAUSE THEY'RE PACKED.

UM, PRETTY SOON PEOPLE JUST ARE GONNA STOP.

I WOULD NOT DISAGREE WITH ANYTHING YOU SAY, I'M JUST THAT WE HAVE, AND THIS IS JUST PERSONAL RHETORIC COME UP WHEN WE HAVE A VACCINE AVAILABLE TO US PRIOR TO THAT.

BUT YEAH, IF YOU LOOK AROUND, THERE'S PROTEST ALL OVER THE PLACE, UM, THERE ARE ALSO STILL PEOPLE DYING.

I AGREE.

I JUST, I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A PRIORITY FOR OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT TO BE OUT THERE, HUNTING PEOPLE DOWN THAT AREN'T WEARING MASKS.

IS IT A PRIORITY FOR OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT BY THIS COUNCIL? I DON'T THINK SO.

SO THAT KIND OF ANSWERS THAT.

OKAY.

SO ANYWAY, THERE YOU GO, COURTNEY, FOR THE RECORD COUNSEL, I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT, UH, THAT'S THAT'S BEEN DONE.

MMM.

AND WE'LL, WE'LL ABIDE BY EVERYTHING HERE AT CITY HALL.

UM, MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE TRYING TO KEEP OUR STAFF AND OUR VISITORS AS SAFE AS WE POSSIBLY CAN.

UH, PERIOD.

I HAD HOPED THAT I WOULD BE REPORTING THAT THE PROJECT WAS COMPLETE.

UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAD A MISCOMMUNICATION WITH CENTER POINT AND OUR ELECTRICAL DROP FROM CENTER POINT IS A BLOCK NORTH OF OUR ELECTRICAL METER AND OUR IRRIGATION CONTROL.

SO WE'RE CURRENTLY WORKING THROUGH THAT TO GET POWER TO OUR IRRIGATION, TRYING TO GET THAT CLEANED UP.

UM, ONCE WE GOT THAT, WE ARE WORKING WITH THE LANDSCAPERS TO COME IN AND CHANGE OUT THREE OF THOSE AREAS THAT ARE, HAVE BEEN A CONCERN OF SITE DISTANCE THAT YOU BROUGHT CURT.

UM, WE DID GET COMMENTS FROM A FEW OTHER PEOPLE.

IT'S BORDERLINE DEPENDS ON THE HEIGHT OF YOUR CAR.

UM, BUT WE ARE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND SWITCH OUT SOME OF THE LANDSCAPING, UM, THE MAYOR AND COLLEEN MET, AND WE'RE TRYING TO PICK OUT WHICH TYPE OF GRASS FLOWER RUSH WE WERE GOING TO USE.

I DON'T THINK THAT'S BEEN COMPLETELY, I HAVEN'T GOTTEN THE EMAIL.

UM, WE'VE GOT A REP RECOMMENDATION FROM OUR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT.

TO ME IT WAS MORE OF THE PLANAR GRASS.

AND I'M JUST THINKING WE MIGHT WANT TO GO WITH ONE OF THE, MORE OF THE FLOWERED TYPE THINGS JUST TO MAKE IT POP A LITTLE BIT MORE.

UM, OTHER THAN THAT, WE'RE ALMOST DONE.

SO WE JUST NEED TO WORK OUT OUR ISSUES WITH CENTER POINT.

WHEN DO YOU EXPECT US TO GET ON THE SAME LEVEL WITH CENTER POINT AND WELL, IT'S NOT SO MUCH WE'RE GOING TO GET ON THE SAME.

IT'S NOT CENTER.

IT'S GOING TO COME TO US.

WE'RE GOING TO GO TO CENTER POINT CENTER POINT SAID, YEAH, WE CAN MOVE.

IT IT'LL BE ABOUT SIX MONTHS.

HUH? WE HAVE SOME GOOD NEWS.

WE HAD INSTALLED CONDUIT FOR THE CITY LIGHTING SYSTEM.

SO WE COULD DO THE FESTIVAL LADY AND THE HOLIDAY LIGHTING.

WE'RE JUST GOING TO MOVE THE METER TO THE DROP AND THEN RUN THROUGH SOME OF OUR EXISTING CONDUIT.

SO WE DON'T HAVE TO PULL ANY NEW CONDUIT.

THERE'S STILL GOING TO BE ROOM IN THAT CONDUIT IF WE NEED TO RUN.

OKAY, GREAT.

SO IT'S A TWO INCH CONDUIT.

FANTASTIC.

THANK YOU.

YEAH.

I WISH WE'D HAVE LOOKED AND SAID THAT, YOU KNOW, THE ADDRESS OF 11, SIX, 11 AND A HALF BRIGHTON IS THAT NORTH OR SOUTH OF BRIGHTON, UH, UH, UH, UH,

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UH, UH, UH HUH.

THIS ISN'T ONE THAT WE HAVE TO READ SPECIFIC LANGUAGE ON, UH, UH, UH, UH, UH, UH, UH, JUST TO REMINDER, THIS IS CAPTURING THE TOTAL AMOUNT BEING PROVIDED BY EDC.

IT IS NOT AN ADDITIONAL AMOUNT.

UM, 2021 BUDGET HAS 150,000, WHICH RIGHT NOW WE THINK IS GOING TO BE THE FINAL PAYMENT FROM EDC.

UM, WE JUST NEED TO DO THE FINAL ACCOUNTING ON THE PROJECT WHEN WE'RE DONE ALL IN FAVOR, AYE.

UH, UH, UH, UH,

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UH, UH, OR, UH, UH, UH, UH, AND I BELIEVE IT INCLUDES 150,000 TOWARDS STARTING THE DESIGN ON DORRANCE FROM BLOOMINGTON TO KIRKWOOD IN OUR ENDEAVOR TO START REPAIRING AND REPLACING THE INTERIOR CITY STREETS.

SO THAT'D BE THE FIRST BITE OF THE ELEPHANT.

GOT THE BONDS PAID OFF THAT START THE PROCESS, UH, UM, UH, UH, UH, UH, UH, UH, REAL QUICK IS THIS THE COMPANY WE'VE HAD IN THE PAST.

OKAY, GOOD DEAL.

THANK YOU.

UH, UH, I, UH, UH, I CAN'T REMEMBER FROM MY PACKET, WAS THIS, ARE WE A PIGGY OR PONY OR FALLING IN ON A COUNTY CONTRACT HJC OR THAT'S OUR OWN, WELL, THEY'RE ALL, THEY'RE ALSO THE ONES THAT DO THE COUNTY.

SO I'M FAMILIAR WITH THEM.

UH,

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WELL, I'LL MOVE TO APPROVE.

IT SAYS THE LION'S SHARE IS EXPECTED TO BE REIMBURSABLE BY THE CARES ACT.

ARE WE THINKING 80%? 60%? I THINK THAT, YEAH, AND I DON'T WANT EVERYBODY TO HEAR ME LOUD AND CLEAR ON THIS.

SO AS YOU KNOW, WITH THE CARE'S MONEY, THE CITY HAS SOMEWHERE ON THE ORDER OF ABOUT $140,000 LEFT TO SPEND BEFORE THE END OF THIS YEAR, A LOT OF TIME.

AND SO STAFF'S BEEN RACKING OUR BRAINS, TRYING TO FIND OUT ELIGIBLE EXPENSES THAT THE COUNTY WILL ACCEPT.

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT WE DISCUSSED THAT IS AN ELIGIBLE EXPENSE.

ACCORDING TO THE COUNTY, WE DO HAVE AN EMAIL FROM THEM THAT SAYS, WE WILL REIMBURSE YOU FOR THIS, BUT HEAR ME OUT, EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE THAT EMAIL, WE STILL HAVE NOT APPLIED.

AND WE GOT TO LET THEM TELL US, YOU KNOW, ACTUALLY SAY YES, AFTER WE APPLY, THAT SAID WE DID GET THE APPROVAL, THE PREAPPROVAL, UH, FROM THEM VIA EMAIL.

UM, THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS THAT WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT THEY WILL GET REIMBURSED FOR.

CERTAINLY THE ACTUAL REBUILD OF THIS DESK WITH ALL THE MATERIALS, UM, THE PLATFORM EXTENSION.

UM, I THINK THAT THEY WILL ABSOLUTELY REIMBURSE US FOR THAT.

UM, THERE'S ALSO AN ISSUE WHERE WE, THIS STEP UP IS ACTUALLY NOT ADA COMPLIANCE AND WE NEED TO GET THAT INTO COMPLIANCE.

SO THAT'S A BIG DEAL AND WE NEED TO DO AS A PART OF THIS CONSTRUCTION.

HOWEVER, SINCE IT'S A PART OF THIS EXPANSION, I THINK THAT THE COUNTY WILL COVER IT.

UM, THE DOOR DELETE DOOR ADDITION THAT REALLY IS ALSO ASSOCIATED WITH WIDENING THIS THINGS SPREADING EVERYBODY ELSE OUT.

SO I THINK THAT THE COUNTY, WE CAN MAKE AN ARGUMENT TRYING TO COVER THAT THEY PROBABLY WILL NOT COVER THE PODIUM RECONFIGURATION RIGHT THERE.

ESSENTIALLY WHAT WE DO IS WE CLAD THAT TO MATCH THE MATERIAL THAT'S ON HERE.

AND THEN, UM, THEY WOULD GO AHEAD AND CLEVER THOSE PLEXIGLASS PARTITIONS, UH, THAT WAS SEPARATED SOUTHEAST ARE PARTITIONS THAT ARE MOVEABLE AFFORDABLE AND THEY'D BUILD THEM FOR US.

UM, SO AGAIN, I WANT TO SAY THAT WHILE WE THINK THAT THEY WILL REIMBURSE US FOR THE LION'S SHARE, I CAN'T SIT HERE AND GUARANTEE THAT THE COUNTY IS GOING TO COME BACK AND REIMBURSE US FOR A HUNDRED PERCENT OF THAT.

WE JUST DON'T KNOW UNTIL WE OFFICIALLY SUBMIT.

AND AS YOU KNOW, THIS IS AN EMAIL THAT SHE SENT ME IN YOUR PACKET.

YOU CAN READ THIS.

SHE SAID, I'VE SPOKEN TO HER A COUPLE OF TIMES AT THE COUNTY.

AND, UM, YOU KNOW, SHE, I THINK IT SPEAKS FOR ITSELF, BUT THIS IS ONE OF THOSE ITEMS WHERE WE CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT INCREASING THE SIZE OF THIS DAY IS SEPARATING PEOPLE OUT, UH, DOES HELP FIGHT COVID.

IT IS AN ELIGIBLE EXPENSE FROM THE COUNTY'S PERSPECTIVE.

AND SO IT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND THERE'S MONEY RELATED, RELATED QUESTION, HOW OLD IS OUR CARPET? GOSH, THE SECOND CITY IS NOT THAT OLD OF A CARPET, EVEN THOUGH IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S OUT OF THE, AND SO I'M JUST WONDERING, YOU KNOW, WE'RE GOING TO BE MOVING THINGS AROUND.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO CUT PIECES OUT, TRY TO MATCH PRIOR TO PATCH.

WHAT IS THIS? FOUR OR $5,000 WORTH OF CARPETING WE MIGHT WANT TO, YOU KNOW, NOT KNOWING THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO GET REIMBURSED WITH FROM CARES ACT.

IF WE'RE GOING TO REPLACE THE CARPETING, ANYTIME IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS, THIS WOULD PROBABLY BE THE TIME TO DO IT IN COORDINATION WITH THIS.

AND I'VE ALWAYS FOUND THE PAINT IN HERE, DEPRESSING.

I'M JUST BY THE TIME WE TAKE, TAKE THIS, PUT THE NEW STUFF IN, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO CUT HERE, PATCH IT THERE.

RIGHT.

WE DON'T KNOW, COVERED BY BUNNY OUT THERE.

W WHAT I WILL TELL YOU, STEVE IS IF THE CITY DOESN'T SPEND IT, IT ROLLS BACK TO THE COUNTY.

IT'S NOT GOING TO NOT BE SPENT.

IT'S GOING TO BE SPENT IN SOME OTHER.

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YEAH.

AND SO IT'S, WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY HERE TO RECONFIGURE, GIVE OURSELVES A LITTLE BIT MORE SPACE, RIGHT.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, MY, I WAS TALKING WITH NICK EARLIER IS IF WE HAD PUT THIS UP IN FRONT OF THE COUNTY FOUR MONTHS AGO, I DON'T THINK IT WOULD HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT COVID WOULD BE OVER.

NOW, EVERYBODY'S THINKING THIS COULD STICK AROUND FOR ANOTHER SIX, EIGHT, 18 MONTHS, HOW MUCH COMPLIANCE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE OUT OF THE PUBLIC IS ONE THING VERSUS WHAT WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING UP HERE AS A COUNCIL.

I, EVERY TIME I'M SPEAKING, I'M TAKING MY MASK OFF.

SO I HOPEFULLY CAN BE HEARD ON THE RECORDING, NOT BE MUFFLED.

UM, YEAH.

SO, I MEAN, IT'S, IT'S A QUESTION OF, YOU KNOW, IF WE WANT TO JUST VOTE, NO, BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO SPEND THE COVID MONEY OR THE CARE'S MONEY.

THAT'S A DECISION WE CAN MAKE.

BUT IF YOU THINK IT'S GOING TO GO BACK INTO THE US TREASURY, I CAN TELL YOU, IT'S NOT, NO, WE DON'T HAVE TO SPEND THE MONEY.

WE CAN GIVE IT.

WELL, WE HAVE AN APPROVAL.

WE HAVE A PREAPPROVAL FROM THE COUNTY, NOT LIKE WE'RE JUST DOING SOME OPEN, WE'VE ADDRESSED IT.

AND NICK'S BEEN VERY THOROUGH IN THAT.

AND, UM, I FEEL LIKE THE CONVERSATION AND RELATIONSHIP BUILT UP WITH THOSE PEOPLE, IT ALLOWS US TO HAVE SOME CONFIDENCE.

WELL, 42 IS THE ESTIMATE, UNLESS WE ADD CARPET AND PAINT.

BUT, UM, YEAH.

I MEAN, AGAIN, YES, I'VE GOT AN EMAIL FROM THEM SAYING THIS IS ELIGIBLE AND YOU CAN SUBMIT IT AND WE'LL REIMBURSE YOU, BUT I CAN'T SIT HERE AND GUARANTEE YOU THAT WHEN WE END UP DOING IT TWO MONTHS FROM NOW THAT THEY'RE GOING TO SAY THE SAME THING, I CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT I THINK IT WILL HAPPEN.

I THINK I'LL REIMBURSE THIS.

I THINK THAT WE CAN SHOW THEM, HEY, LOOK WHAT YOU SAID IN THIS EMAIL BACK A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, BUT I CANNOT SIT HERE AND GUARANTEE YOU.

I THINK THEY WILL.

THEY SAY THEY WILL SAY THEY WILL.

BUT AS FAR AS I KNOW, WELL, YES, THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT AREA WAS REVAMPED AND THAT WAS PAID FOR OUT OF THE CHARISMA.

IT WASN'T AS EXTENSIVE AS WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT.

I CAN TELL YOU THAT WE'RE THE ONLY CITY THAT HAS THOUGHT OF THIS, THAT I THINK THAT HAS THOUGHT OF THIS AND IS THOUGHT TO ASK THIS QUESTION OF THE COUNTY.

EVERY CITY IS STRUGGLING WITH HOW TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO UTILIZE THIS MONEY.

UM, WE'RE NO DIFFERENT.

SO SOME CITIES ARE TALKING ABOUT PUTTING UV SYSTEMS IN THEIR HVAC, AND SOME CITIES ARE TALKING ABOUT ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT THINGS.

THIS IS JUST ONE OF THOSE ITEMS THAT WE THINK WILL BENEFIT US THAT, OH, BY THE WAY, HELPS FIGHT COVID IN THE PROCESS BY DECEMBER 31ST.

I THINK IT ROLLS BACK TO THE FED AT THAT POINT, WHATEVER THE COUNTY ISN'T GOING TO SPEND, I CAN TELL YOU THAT THE, WELL, THE, THE RENT AND MORTGAGE, UM, SUPPORT THAT'S BEEN PUT OUT TO THE PUBLIC HAS BEEN, THEY GET MORE APPLICATIONS THAN THEY CAN FILL.

SO ANYTHING THAT THE CITIES DON'T USE OR THE COUNTY DON'T USE, I THINK IS GOING TO GET ROLLED INTO THAT, THAT MORTGAGE SUPPORT SYSTEM.

BUT ONCE AGAIN, THAT'S GOING TO BE A DECISION A COMMISSIONER'S COURT THAT THEY WILL LOOK AT.

UM, I CAN TELL YOU THAT THEY ARE OFTEN BEING APPROACHED BY, UM, FAITH ORGANIZATIONS, THINGS LIKE THAT SAYING WE'VE GOT MEMBERS THAT NEED HELP WITH RENT, WITH FOOD, WITH WHATEVER.

AND THEY'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO TRANSFER MORE MONEY INTO THAT SUPPORT GROUP.

I SHOULD SO MENTIONED THAT THE NEXT STEP OF THIS, SHOULD WE GO AHEAD AND DO THIS IS TO GO AHEAD AND DO NEW MICROPHONES AS WELL.

UH, WE EVEN RIGHT NOW, I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH UP HERE.

AND SO I'M PRETTY CONFIDENT.

IN FACT, I TALKED TO THE COUNTY ABOUT MICROPHONES AS WELL.

AND THE INCIDENT I TOLD HER THAT WE WERE SHARING MICROPHONES IN TWO AND FOUR SPEAKING INTO THE SAME MICROPHONE SHE GASPED AND SAID, OH, THAT'S NOT GOOD.

AND I SAID, I AGREE.

SO, UM, AGAIN, IT'S ALL ABOUT, DOES THIS FIGHT COVID FOR THEM? AND EVERYTHING LEADS WITH THAT QUESTION.

RIGHT? AND SO THE,

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THE STATEMENT I GAVE THEM WHEN THEY WERE ASKING THIS QUESTION IS, YOU KNOW, AT THIS POINT WE AREN'T SITTING SIX FEET APART FROM EACH OTHER.

AND THIS LARGER DAY, THIS WILL PUT US IN THAT SPOT WHERE WE WERE SIX SITTING, SIX FEET APART.

AND SO THAT'S THE ANGLE UPON WHICH THEY SAID, OKAY, MMM.

BUT WE'LL ALSO BE DOING SOME MODIFICATIONS THAT WE WILL TAKE CARE OF.

AND SOME OF IT THROUGH TECHNOLOGY KIND OF CORE TECHNOLOGY FUNDS AND, UM, OUR EGG FUNDS, WHICH WILL ELIMINATE THESE, BUT ACCEPT A BIG SCREEN UP THERE AND CHANGE THE TECHNOLOGY HERE ON THE DESK.

I MEAN, THERE'S, THIS IS QUITE A PROGRAM.

AND I WANT TO SAY A NICK, I THINK YOU'VE UNDERPLAYED YOUR CONVERSATION WITH THE COUNTY ON WHETHER OR NOT THEY'LL REIMBURSE THEM.

I FEEL VERY CONFIDENT, JUST SIMPLY THE WAY YOU HANDLE IT AND YOU APPROACHED IT AND THE DATA THAT YOU'VE SUPPLIED THEM.

AND I THINK THEY'RE QUITE CONFIDENT IN YOU AND IN ME AS WELL, OR I AM AS WELL.

SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR EFFORTS COUNCIL.

WE HAVE A PERCENTAGE, THEY MAY BALK AT THE DOOR, DELETE DOOR DISH.

AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THESE DOORS OVER HERE IN ORDER TO DO THE ADA RAMP, WE'VE GOT TO MODIFY THE DOORS.

THE REALITY IS, IS THAT ALL PLAYS INTO THE FACT THAT WE NEED MORE SPACE.

SO, YOU KNOW, I'VE GOT A SECRET WEAPON, UH, AND HER NAME IS ANNA MARIA AND SH AND SHE DOES A GOOD JOB OF SELLING THIS.

UM, BUT YEAH, I MEAN, IT ALL CAN BE TIED INTO THE FACT THAT WE'RE TRYING TO GET SIX FEET APART FROM EACH OTHER.

AND I TOLD RICK, I TOLD HER ON THE PHONE WHEN I