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GOOD EVENING.

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THIS IS MAYOR FORD.

I CALL THIS MEETING TO

[1. CALL TO ORDER]

ORDER AT 6:00 PM AND STATE THAT THE NOTICE FOR THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING WAS DULY POSTED.

THERE WILL NOW BE A ROLL CALL OF CITY COUNCIL.

AS I CALL YOUR NAME, PLEASE STATE HERE.

OUR PRESENT MAYOR PRO TEM PRESTON PRESENT COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARDS, PRESENT COUNCIL MEMBER STERLING HERE.

COUNCIL MEMBER BONEY COUNCIL MEMBER, BONNIE COUNCIL MEMBER MEROLA'S RESIDENT COUNCIL MEMBER EMORY PRESENT.

THERE WILL NOW BE A ROLL CALL OF CITY STAFF MEMBERS AND MEETING PRESENTERS.

AS I CALL YOUR NAME, PLEASE STATE HERE.

PRESENT INTERIM CITY MANAGER, BILL ATKINSON, ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER, GLEN MARTEL CITY ATTORNEY .

DID HE SECRETARY MARIA JACKSON AS IT DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, ELENA PORTIS, PRESENT BUDGET AND FINANCIAL REPORTING MANAGER, BOTH THE ALEXANDER PRESENT ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN, LISA NELSON, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATION.

STACY WALKER PRESENT DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS AND CITY ENGINEER SHASHI KUMAR PRESENT ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS.

PUBLIC WORKS, CLIFF BLUE HARD RESONANT UTILITIES.

THE MANAGER, TODD UBER DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT SERVICES.

OLDEST SPREADS, RESIDENT PLANNING MANAGER, JENNIFER GOMEZ, BUILDING OFFICIAL KIRK ALLEN, KURT ALLEN DIRECTOR OF PARKS AND RECREATION.

JASON MANGUM.

OKAY.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR PARKS AND RECREATION.

RANDY TROXELL RANDY RECREATION, SUPERINTENDENT KEVIN BROWN GOLF COURSE MANAGER, TYSON STILLBIRTH RESIDENCE, DIRECTOR OF HUMAN SERVICES AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

MARTIN RUSSELL PRESENT.

IS THERE ANYONE THAT I DID NOT CALL YOUR NAME? THAT IS ON THE CALL? YOU CALL MY NAME, BUT I WAS ON MUTE.

OKAY.

WE GOT YOU.

UH, AT THIS POINT WE DO NOT HAVE ANYONE WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS.

[(a) Presentation of the Fiscal Year 2021 proposed budget.]

WE WILL START WITH, TO A PRESENTATION OF THE PHYSICAL, THE FISCAL YEAR, 2021 PROPOSED BUDGET MAYOR MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, THIS SPILL ATKINSON.

AND, UH, WE ARE, AS YOU KNOW, IN NIGHT, THREE OF OUR DISCUSSIONS REGARDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FYI 21 BUDGET.

AND, UH, THE FIRST NIGHT WE PRESENTED, THERE WERE SOME QUESTIONS AND INQUIRIES REGARDING THE SETTING OF THE TAX RATE AND WHAT WAS USED IN THE PRESENTATION BEING PROVIDED OVER THE THREE DAYS THAT WE'VE BEEN MEETING.

WE MENTIONED LAST NIGHT THAT WE UTILIZE THE NEW TAX CAP OF 3.5% ABOVE THE EFFECTIVE RATE.

AND TONIGHT AT THE END OF THE PRESENTATION, WE'LL PROVIDE YOU WITH SOME SCENARIOS ON WHAT TAX RATE, UH, COULD COULD THE TAX RATE COULD LOOK LIKE BASED ON THE PRELIMINARY PROPERTY TAX ROLLS.

AND WE'LL PROVIDE YOU WITH ESTIMATED REVENUES, UH, CALCULATE USING THE CURRENT TAX RATE OF 63 CENTS.

THE NEW, UH, 3.5% TAX CAP RATE, THE 8% ABOVE EFFECTIVE RATE, WHICH IS REFERRED TO AS A, WHAT THEY USED TO CALL THE ROLLBACK RATE.

AND THAT COMES INTO EFFECT WHEN THERE'S A DISASTER DECLARED, WHICH WE ARE UNDER.

SO THAT IS A POSSIBILITY.

AND THEN THE OTHER, OTHER TWO ARE IN THE LAST YEARS, A RATE OF 63 CENTS.

AND, UH, THEN ALSO 2021, UH, NO NEW RE REVENUE RATE.

AND SO, UH, THAT IS, UH, THE NEW TUNNEL.

AND FOR A FACT, WHAT WE USED TO CALL THE EFFECTIVE TAX RATE, THIS WILL PROVIDE AN IDEA OF THE DIFFERENCE IN REVENUE GENERATION AND THE IMPACT ON THE AMOUNT OF REVENUES GENERATED TO SUPPORT NOT ONLY OPERATIONS, BUT ALSO ANY ENHANCEMENTS OR PROJECTS THAT WE MAY WANT TO SEE DONE WITHIN THE BUDGET.

AFTER PRESENTING THIS INFORMATION, WE'LL WANT TO GET YOUR IDEAS ON WHICH OF THE FUNDING SCENARIOS YOU WOULD LIKE STAFF TO BEGIN TO EXPLORE MARINE AND PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON AS WE MOVE THROUGH THIS PROCESS.

UH, SO, UH, AS WE'VE MENTIONED BEFORE, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK QUESTIONS, PROVIDE INPUT IN ORDER FOR US TO ENSURE THAT, UH, THE 2021 PROPOSED BUDGET, WHEN BROUGHT TO YOU, UH, IS, UH, TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION ALL YOUR DESIRES, AS WELL AS THE, IT'S AN ALIGNMENT WITH GOALS THAT YOU HAVE SET.

ADDITIONALLY, WE MENTIONED LAST NIGHT,

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UH, WE ARE DEVELOPING THIS BUDGET WITH AN EYE TOWARD THE, THE POLICIES THAT HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED, UH, AND UPON APPROVED OVER THE YEARS, THOSE INCLUDE SUCH THINGS AS FUND BALANCE POLICY, FLEET POLICY, UH, FI UH, STUDY SALES, TAX, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FORECASTING, AND, UH, OUR IT BUDGETS, UH, AND REPLACEMENT PROGRAMS AND THE PRIORITIES OF VISION.

EITHER THE COUNSELORS SET FOR US TO DEVELOP A BUDGET AS WE MOVE FORWARD AND LOOKING TOWARD THE FUTURE TONIGHT, AS I MENTIONED WAS A NIGHT THREE TONIGHT, FOCUS WILL BE ON A FIRST PRESENTATION, WILL BE PUBLIC WORKS AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM.

THE SECOND PRO THE SECOND ITEM WILL BE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, THEN PARKS AND RECREATION, AND THEN WE'LL HAVE AN OVERVIEW ON THE, UH, THE PARKS, EXCUSE ME, THE, THE RECREATION AND LEISURE GOVERNMENT CORPORATION, AS WELL AS DEBT SERVICE AND SOLID WAISTLINE.

AND THEN FINALLY, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, DISCUSSION ON THE TAXES RATE SCENARIOS THAT WERE BROUGHT UP PREVIOUSLY.

SO, UH, BASED ON THE PRESENTATIONS QUESTIONS AND FEEDBACK FROM YOU, WE WILL, UM, UH, TAKE THE MONTH OF JULY TO WORK TOWARDS DEVELOPING, UH, THE BUDGET, UH, THE, UH, INFORMATION THAT WE'VE RECEIVED AND, AND, UH, IN MIND, AND THEN, UH, COME FORWARD WITH A DOCUMENT FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

SO AT THIS TIME, UH, I'LL TURN IT OVER TO SHAWSHEE KUMAR, PUBLIC COURSE DIRECTOR .

THANK YOU, BILL.

CAN EVERYBODY HEAR ME? YES, YES, WE CAN.

WE CAN HEAR YOU.

YES.

GOOD EVENING.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

UH, I WILL BE GOING OVER THE PUBLIC WORKS BUDGET TONIGHT.

I'M JOINED BY MY TEAM MEMBERS, CLIFF BROHARD AND TODD, WHO WERE, UH, JUST BEFORE I FLIPPED THROUGH THE SLIDES.

UM, JUST THREE THINGS ABOUT PUBLIC WORKS.

IT IS THE THIRD LARGEST DEPARTMENT IN TERMS OF PERSONNEL AND BUDGET ALLOCATION IN THE CITY.

UH, NUMBER TWO, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER IS WE CATER FOR BOTH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CUSTOMERS, OUR RESIDENTS, AS WELL AS INTERNAL CUSTOMERS, UM, IN TERMS OF PROVIDING SERVICES, SUCH AS FLEET, UH, TO SUPPORT FIRE, UH, PD AND OTHER DEPARTMENTS, AS WELL AS FACILITIES.

AND YOU WILL SEE THAT REFLECTED IN OUR BUDGET.

AND NUMBER THREE IS, UH, THE FIRST YEAR OF THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM IS ADOPTED AS PART OF THE BUDGET PROCESS.

WE DID GO OVER THE CIP PRESENTATION WITH YOU AT THE JUNE 15TH MEETING, BUT WE STILL HAVE THAT EMBEDDED EAR IN THE PUBLIC WORKS, UH, PORTION OF THE PRESENTATION, AND WE'LL SKIM THROUGH THOSE.

BUT THE FIRST YEAR OF TCIP PROGRAM IS ADOPTED AS PART OF THE, UH, PUBLIC WORKS BUDGET.

THANK YOU.

UM, OUR MISSION, WHY ARE WE HERE? AND WHAT'S WHAT OUR GOALS ARE TO BE INDISPENSABLE TO OUR CUSTOMERS.

THEY SHOULD VIEW US AS A TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS WHOM THEY CAN COUNT ON TO DELAWARE, VITALLY NEEDED PROJECTS AND SERVICES ON TIME AND WITHIN BUDGET.

WHAT IS OUR VISION TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE? NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SOME OF OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS, UH, WE INITIATED UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS AND, UH, UH, THE MOST NOTABLE AMONG THEM IS THE MUSTANG WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT EXPANSION.

UH, AS YOU MAY KNOW, MAYOR AND COUNCIL, THIS IS WHITEBOARD TO SUPPORT ECONOMIC GROWTH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE CITY.

AND THAT HAS BEEN OUR TOP PRIORITY OVER THE LAST YEAR.

UH, WE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED CITYWIDE SIDEWALK AND PAYMENT ASSESSMENTS IN A RECORD NINE MONTHS TIME.

AND WE HAPPENED TO WORKSHOP THAT WITH YOU AT THE LAST COUNCIL MEETING, YOU MAY RECALL THAT AS WELL, THE STREET LIGHTS WITHIN THE CITY, I BELIEVE THERE WERE 3,500 OF THOSE WERE UPGRADED TO LED AS PART OF THE ENERGY SAVING INITIATIVE PROGRAM.

THIS IS SUPPOSED TO PAY US DIVIDEND IN TERMS OF SAVING NEARLY 50% OF THE ELECTRICITY USAGE IN THE CITY.

UH, THE, THE NEXT ONE IS THE, AN INTERACTIVE MAP SHOWING CITY PARCELS POTENTIALLY BEING IMPACTED BY RIVER INUNDATION LEVELS.

AND THIS IS, UH, THE GIS IS A TOOL THAT WE HAVE WITHIN PUBLIC WORKS THAT CATERS TO OTHER NEEDS OF THE CITY.

UH, AND THIS WAS DONE BY OUR GIS TEAM.

UH, FINALLY, THE LAST ONE IS THE COMPLETED AND PASSED THE FEDERAL, THE FEMA NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM AUDIT, UH, WHICH WAS INITIATED IN 2019.

COINCIDENTALLY, YOU RECEIVED AN EMAIL MAYOR, UH, JUST A FEW DAYS AGO, ACKNOWLEDGING THAT WE DID PASS THAT, UH, UH, THAT AUDIT OUR GOALS FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR IS HIRING RETENTION AND CROSS TRAINING TO DEVELOP LEADERSHIP SKILLS AT ALL LEVELS.

AND THIS IS VITALLY IMPORTANT, UH, UH, THAT SINCE WE'VE HAD ATTRITION OF SOME STAFF AND ALSO BECAUSE OF THE COVID

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SITUATION, WE NEED TO HAVE A BACKUP PLAN READY, AND WE'RE WORKING TOWARDS THAT.

UH, THE NEXT ITEM, UH, THE, THE GOAL FOR 2021 IS TO STREAMLINE UTILITY BILLING THROUGH UP AND CONTRACTUAL ISSUES.

UH, WE RECOGNIZE THAT WE HAVE HAD SOME PAST ISSUES IN UTILITY BILLING AND TRUE-UP, UH, WE ADD A NEW POSITION COM UH, THAT WE ADDED ON THIS YEAR, AND THIS WILL HELP US IN STREAMLINING, UH, THESE ISSUES THAT WE'VE HAD.

THE THIRD ONE IS THE UPDATE OF THE MASTER DRAINAGE PLAN.

UH, THE COUNCIL AWARDED THIS CONTRACT NOT TOO LONG AGO, AND THIS IS KEY TO OUR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, AND WE INTEND TO COMPLETE THIS WITHIN THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR.

THE FOURTH GOAL IS, UH, TO REASSIGN COPEN COUNTY MOBILITY BOND FUNDING HAS BEEN WORKSHOPPED WITH THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

WE HAD FOUR MOBILITY PROJECTS THAT WERE APPROVED.

WE WERE ABLE TO GET MOVING WITH THE TWO.

THE OTHER TWO WERE KIND OF STALLED BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF FUNDING.

UH, WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO REPROGRAM THOSE PROJECTS SO WE CAN AVAIL THE FUNDING MATCH.

THAT'S OPEN COUNTIES PROVIDING, AND THIS IS WHITE OLD, UH, FOR OUR PAYMENT MAINTENANCE AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AS WELL.

LAST GOAL THAT WE HAVE A KEY GOAL THAT WE HAVE IS TO OFFER MICROCHIPPING SERVICES FOR PETS, AND THIS WILL HELP IN REUNITING LOST PETS.

AND THIS WAS PRESENTED TO YOU AS PART OF THE USER FEE STUDY AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, IN TERMS OF PUBLIC WORK STAFFING, WE CURRENTLY HAVE 42 FULL TIME POSITIONS.

UH, IT'S KIND OF BEEN THE SAME OVER THE YEARS, EXCEPT THAT IN FISCAL YEAR 20, WE WERE GRANTED AN ADDITIONAL POSITION, WHICH IS THE UTILITY CLERK TO SUPPLEMENT OUR BILLING AND THROW UP, UH, MEASURES THAT WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED, UH, AND OUR, UH, BASE POSITIVES AROUND JUST A SHY OF SEVEN AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS.

AND AGAIN, THIS HAS KIND OF REMAINED CONSTANT OVER THE YEARS AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THESE ARE SOME SUPPLEMENTAL REQUESTS, AND AGAIN, I WANNA EMPHASIZE THAT, UH, UH, PUBLIC WORKS CATERS TO A NUMBER OF INTERNAL CUSTOMERS.

UH, THE FIRST TWO, UH, SUPPLEMENTALS THAT YOU SEE THERE, UH, THE, THE LIST IS, IS A BIGGER LIST.

AND THE TOTAL SUPPLEMENTAL REQUEST ADDS UP CLOSE TO $460,000 OF THEM.

UH, TWO OF THEM PERTAINS TO PUBLIC WORKS, WHICH IS THE LICENSING FEES FOR THE SOFTWARE.

AND THIS IS RELATED TO THE TRAFFIC SOFTWARE SOFTWARE UPGRADES THAT WE MADE THIS YEAR RELATED TO OUR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT CENTER, AS WELL AS THE GA, UH, GPS PREEMPTION SOFTWARE.

AND WE HAVE SOME LICENSING FEES ASSOCIATED WITH IT, AND THAT'S THE, UH, THE FIRST SUPPLEMENTAL REQUEST.

THE NEXT ONE ALSO PERTAINS TO PUBLIC WORKS.

UH, WE, OVER THE YEARS, WE HAVE SEEN WE'VE ADDED NEW TRAFFIC SIGNALS.

OUR EXISTING SIGNALS OF AGED.

WE HAVE SEEN A DRASTIC INCREASE IN THE MAINTENANCE COST.

OUR CURRENT BUDGET IS ABOUT 885,000, BUT WE HAVE SEEN OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS THAT WE'VE COME CLOSE TO 300,000 IN TERMS OF THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, AND WE'RE REQUESTING ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS.

THE REST OF THE ITEMS ARE REQUESTS THAT I HAVE THAT PUBLIC WORKS THROUGH.

OUR FACILITIES DIVISION IS EVALUATED FOR THE FIVE AND THE, UH, PD DEPARTMENTS.

AND THESE ARE, UH, SOME ITEMS THAT ARE, UH, THAT HAVE REACHED THEIR USEFUL LIFE, SUCH AS THEIR CONDITIONERS REFRIGERATORS, WASHERS THAT WE ARE RECOMMENDING REPLACING.

AND I'VE INCLUDED THAT IN THE SUPPLEMENTAL REQUESTS, AND AGAIN, THE SUPPLEMENT REQUESTS ADD UP TO 460,000, AND THIS INCLUDES BOTH PUBLIC WORKS, FIVE AND PD.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THESE ARE THE DIFFERENT FUNDS THAT WE HAVE EACH YEAR.

THE NEXT SLIDE, YOU WILL SEE A NUMBER OF PROJECTS THAT ARE INCLUDED IN THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, AND THOSE PROJECTS ARE IDENTIFIED BY THE WAY THEY ARE FUNDED.

AND TYPICALLY THESE ARE THE FUNDS THAT ARE USED TO FUND THOSE PROJECTS.

AND YOU'LL SEE THAT MORE IN THE NEXT SLIDES.

NEXT ONE, PLEASE.

AGAIN, THIS IS THE CIP LIST THAT WE WENT OVER WITH YOU NOT TOO LONG AGO.

UH, AND I'M JUST GOING TO HIT THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FIVE-YEAR CIT PLAN WITH AN EMPHASIS ON FISCAL YEAR 21.

UH, AS YOU MAY SEE, BF ALLOCATED MORE FUNDING INTO THE PAYMENT MAINTENANCE AND MANAGEMENT, BASED ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT CAME OUT OF THE STUDY SIDEWALK, WE'RE MAINTAINING A CONSTANT BUDGET.

UH, WE HAVE REPROGRAMMED SOME FUNDS, UH, FOR THE

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TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS, NOTABLY THE CITY HALL DRIVE RECONSTRUCTION.

THAT'S THE DRIVE THAT SURROUNDS THE CITY HEALTH FACILITIES, AS WELL AS, UH, THE POTENTIAL REPROGRAMMING OF THE FORT BEND COUNTY MOBILITY PROJECT, WHICH IS THE, UH, UH, RECONSTRUCTION OF PROPORTION OF LEXINGTON BOULEVARD AND CARTWRIGHT.

UM, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, UH, YOU WILL SEE A NUMBER OF UTILITY PROJECTS, AND AGAIN, THESE ARE ALL PLANNING AND FEASIBILITY KIND OF STUDIES.

AND AGAIN, THESE ARE BEING DONE TO SUPPORT THE GROWTH DEMANDS IN THE MUSTANG SERVICE AREA, WHICH IS ONE OF OUR WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANTS, THE STEEP BANK SERVICE AREA, AS WELL AS THE REGIONAL SURFACE WATER TREATMENT PLANTS.

UH, WITH THAT, I WOULD, I WOULD SKIM THROUGH THE CIT PIECE AND THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, I BELIEVE THIS CLIENT WAS UPDATED.

UH, THERE WERE, UH, UH, SOME CHANGES MADE HERE, AND THIS IS THE, UH, REVENUE FROM THE GENERAL FUND THAT IS TRANSFERRED OVER TO FLEET TO COVER THE FLEET REPLACEMENT COSTS.

UH, THE PROJECTED REVENUE FOR 21 IS 517,000.

WE HAVE AN EXPENSES, UH, EXPENSE BUDGETED AT 444,000.

AND IF I MAY HIGHLIGHT ON THE EXPENSE, UH, EVERY YEAR WE DO AN ASSESSMENT OF COMPLETE AND, UH, WE COMPLETED THE SAME ASSESSMENT THIS YEAR.

UH, WE IDENTIFY VEHICLES THAT ARE MOVING REPLACEMENT.

WE COLOR CODE THEM AS RED AND YELLOW, UH, RED MEANING THAT, UH, THEY HAVE REACHED THEIR USEFUL LIFE AND THEY NEED TO BE REPLACED IMMEDIATELY AND YELLOW, MEANING THAT THEY HAVE SOME LIFE LEFT WITHIN THEM.

UH, WE HAD 10 VEHICLES THAT HAD REACHED RED AND THROUGH INTERNAL DISCUSSIONS, WE, UH, THE CITY MANAGEMENT DECIDED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH REPLACING THOSE 10 WHERE HE CALLS AND THE 444,000 FUNDING THAT YOU SEE IS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THESE FLEETWAY GOALS.

AND THAT DOES SPAN A NUMBER OF DEPARTMENTS ACROSS THE CITY.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND AGAIN, THIS IS THE SUPPLEMENTAL REQUEST FOR THE FLEET REPLACEMENT FONT.

AND AGAIN, THIS IS A REQUEST THAT I'VE, UH, THAT THE FLEET DEPARTS FLEET DIVISION HAS IDENTIFIED FROM VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS.

AND THE, THE FIRST REQUEST IS FOR NEW TWO TRUCKS FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

AND THAT, UH, THE, THE, THE ESTIMATED COST IS ABOUT 83,000 THERE.

UH, THE NEXT REQUEST IS FOR, UH, UH, AIRLIFT AERIAL LIFT BY THE PARKS DEPARTMENT, ESTIMATED AT 25,000.

THE NEXT ONE IS A CHIPPER TRUCKS, WHICH IS FOR SHIPPING THE LANDSCAPING AND, UH, DEBRIS THAT FALLS ON THE STREETS.

THAT'S ABOUT 80,000 FOR PUBLIC WORKS AND THE MOST IMPORTANT AND NOTABLE ONE THAT THE PUBLIC WORKS HAS PUT IS THE STREET SWEEPER.

WE CURRENTLY HAVE ONE LARGE STREETSWEEPER AND THAT'S USED FOR SWEEPING THE ENTIRE CITY.

UH, AND OUR PEAK SEASON IS BETWEEN MARCH AND MAY.

EVERY YEAR, WE HAVE NOTICED THAT WE'RE GETTING INCREASING DEMAND.

ALSO, IT SO HAPPENED THAT, UH, ONE OF THESE YEARS, THE EQUIPMENT WAS BROKEN AND WE WERE OUT OF SWEEPING EQUIPMENT FOR A YEAR.

WE'RE REQUESTING ANOTHER SMALLER SWEEPER EQUIPMENT, WHICH CAN SERVE AS A BACKUP AND WILL ALSO HELP US IN SWEEPING SOME TIGHT CORNERS AND PIPE TIGHT AREAS.

AND THAT WOULD COVER THE SUPPLEMENTAL FOR THE FLEET REPLACEMENT FUND.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND YOU SEE A NUMBER OF FUNDS HERE.

UH, WE HAVE BEEN ACTIVATED SOME OF THE FUNDS WE HAVE CREATED DO FUNDS, AND THIS IS PART OF OUR EFFORTS TO GET BETTER IN THE UTILITY SIDE, IN TERMS OF TRUE UP, WE ARE CREATING, WE HAVE CREATED OR WILL BE CREATING A NUMBER OF NEW FUNDS TO SPLIT OUR COST APPROPRIATELY.

AND THIS IS WHERE IT WILL HELP US IN SHARING THE UTILITY OPERATIONS COST WITH OUR OTHER PARTICIPANTS.

THAT IS THE MONTHS, AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WILL HAPPEN MOVING FORWARD AND COUNCIL, THAT'S ALL I HAVE FOR YOU TONIGHT.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, I'LL BE HAPPY TO ENTERTAIN THAT.

SOPHIE.

THIS IS, UH, COUNCILMAN EMORY, UH, GOING BACK TO THAT STREET SWEEPER, UH, HAVE YOU GONE THROUGH THE EXERCISE OF LOOKING AT, UH, CONTRACT SERVICES FOR THAT, UH, TYPE OF SERVICE VERSUS, UH, AN OUTRIGHT PURCHASE OF THE MACHINE OR YES, COUNCIL MEMBER.

WE HAD EVALUATED THAT TYPE OF A SERVICE TOO, AND WE FELT THAT, UH, IT IS MORE FEASIBLE TO OWN THE EQUIPMENT.

IN FACT, WE HAD VENDORS COME HERE AND DEMONSTRATE THEIR

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EQUIPMENT AT THE CITY HALL FACILITY TO SEE WHICH ONE WORKS BEST, BUT TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS, WE DID EVALUATE THAT OPTION AND WE FELT THAT OWNING THE EQUIPMENT IS MORE COST EFFECTIVE AND FEASIBLE IN THE LONG RUN.

OKAY.

I'M ASSUMING YOU LOOKED AT, UH, HTA SEES BEST BUY TO GET THE BEST PRICE HE'S FOR EQUIPMENT CONNECTS HER.

UH, TYPICALLY WHEN YOU, WHEN WE ARE BUYING FLEET EQUIPMENT, UH, MOST OF OUR VENDORS ARE ON THE HTC BOARD.

SO ANY PURCHASES WILL BE, UH, UH, I THINK MORE, MORE THAN LIKELY BE OUT OF THE AGC BY BOARD.

THAT'S CORRECT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

WELCOME IN CALCULUS.

SO I CAN, AND ONE THING I WANT TO ALSO TALK ABOUT ARE JUST REMIND, BECAUSE THERE'VE BEEN QUESTIONS ABOUT, UM, PLANS AND HOW WE MAKE DECISIONS.

AND, UH, ONE THING SHASHI TOUCHED UPON WAS OUR, UH, FLEET MAINTENANCE POLICY OR FLEET, AND YEAH, A YEAR OR TWO AGO, UH, WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR POLICY AND THE WAY IN WHICH WE EVALUATE THE, UH, THE, UH, THE LIFE OF A VEHICLE IS IN LINE WITH, UH, BEST PRACTICES.

AND SO WE HAD AN INDEPENDENT, UH, UH, COMPANY COME IN AND TAKE A LOOK AT THAT POLICY.

AND THEY, UH, FOUND THE POLICY WAS SOUND.

THEY HAD A FEW MINOR TWEAKS, BUT, UH, ALL IN ALL, THEY FELT LIKE THE PROCESS, THE METHODOLOGY AND THE, UH, THE, UM, UH, THE EQUATIONS THAT WE USE AND THE WAYS IN WHICH WE SERVICE OUR VEHICLES, WE'RE SERVING THE PUBLIC WELL.

SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE AWARE OF THAT AS, UH, AS WELL.

AND SHAWSHEE, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD TO THAT? AS FAR AS OUR FREE REPLACEMENT POLICY GOES, I MEAN, EXCUSE ME, OUR FLEET MAINTENANCE POLICY GOES AND REPLACING THE POLICY.

YES, BILL, IF I MAY, UH, ONE THING I WANT TO REMIND THE COUNCIL IS THIS YEAR, THIS COUNCIL AUTHORIZED LEASING OF FLEET WAY, COMES FROM ENTERPRISE, AND THAT'S A PILOT PROGRAM.

SO IT'LL TAKE US ABOUT A YEAR AND PROBABLY BY THE END OF THE NEXT, BUT WHEN WE'RE READY FOR THE NEXT BUDGET CYCLE, WE'LL PRESENT THE FINDINGS FROM YOU.

SO THIS YEAR WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD WITH THE PURCHASE OF THESE VEHICLES THAT ARE NECESSARY.

BUT NEXT YEAR, WHEN WE COME BACK AS PART OF THE BUDGET PROCESS, WE'LL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU A RECOMMENDATION, WHETHER THE LEASE OPTION WORKS BEST OF THE PURCHASE OPTION WORKS BEST GOOD EVENING, SASHA, THIS IS COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARDS.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATION.

MY QUESTION.

WELL, I'M NOT REALLY A QUESTION, BUT I JUST WANT YOU TO ELABORATE ON THE, UM, REMAINING OF THE SIDEWALK PROJECT FOR THE MORNING OF THIS YEAR.

AND FOR 2021, I HAD SOME CUSTOMERS, NOT CUSTOMERS, I'M SORRY, RESIDENTS ACTS.

AND I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I'M EDUCATED AS WELL AS THEM, RIGHT.

UH, WE OBVIOUSLY WE FUND, UH, WE COMPLETED THE BOND PROGRAM, UH, THE MORE SIDEWALKS THAT WE HAD, UH, LAST SUMMER, BUT WE DO HAVE ANNUAL FUNDING JUST IN EXCESS OF 400,000 EVERY YEAR.

UH, WE ARE WORKING ON THE SIDEWALKS, UH, ALTHOUGH WE WILL NOT BE DOING TO THE SAME SCALE OR LEVEL THAT WE DID IN THE PREVIOUS YEARS, WE DO HAVE FUNDING.

AND AGAIN, I WANT TO, UH, UH, GIVE YOU THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PAYMENT MAINTENANCE, THE PAYMENT ASSESSMENT AND THE SIDEWALK ASSESSMENT WE COMPLETED EARLIER THIS MONTH, WE HAVE ROUGHLY ABOUT $2 MILLION WORTH OF SIDEWALKS REMAINING.

AS OF NOW, UH, WE WILL BE FUNDING SOMEWHERE IN THE TUNE OF 400 TO FIVE, 450,000 EVERY YEAR, BUT WE WILL BE ADDRESSING THE SIDEWALKS BASED ON THE PRIORITY THAT HAS BEEN ADOPTED BY THE CITY IN TERMS OF SIDEWALK POLICY.

SO TO ANSWER QUESTION, WE WILL HAVE FUNDINGS INCLUDING THIS YEAR, AS WELL AS THE UPCOMING YEAR IN TERMS OF INTERESTING SIDEWALK NEEDS, BUT THE LEVEL OF FUNDING IS NOT THE SAME THAT WE HAD IN PREVIOUS YEARS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

AND WE STILL HAVE OUR PRIORITY LEVEL AS WELL.

THAT'S CORRECT.

MA'AM THANK YOU.

HI, SASHA.

THIS IS MAYOR FORD.

CAN YOU GIVE US A DATE ON WHEN THE MEDIANS WILL BE COMPLETED? I KNOW YOU SENT US AN EMAIL LETTING US KNOW THAT WE ARE SPLITTING OUR TIME BETWEEN FRANK, BETWEEN FRIENDSWOOD, UH, BUT CAN YOU LET THE PUBLIC KNOW WHEN THEY'LL BE BACK OVER IN OUR COMMUNITY TO FINISH THOSE MEDIUMS? OH, WELL, THANK YOU, MAYOR.

WE'VE RECEIVED A NUMBER OF INQUIRIES LATELY.

AND LET ME BRIEFLY EXPLAIN WHAT THE SITUATION, WHAT HAS HAPPENED.

OF COURSE, THE TEXT DOT CONTRACT WAS WORKING ON THE MEDIAN LANDSCAPING PROJECT.

TWO PROJECTS WERE BUILT SIMULTANEOUSLY THIS MISERY CITIES PROJECT, AS WELL AS THE CITY OF FRENCH WOULD PROJECT.

SO THE CONTRACTOR HERE PREPARED THE BEDS AND HE WAS APPARANTLY WAITING ON SOME WATER METER INSTALLATION, WHICH IS BY THE MUD.

AND THEN WHILE HE WAS WAITING ON THAT, HE MOVED ON

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TO THE NEXT LOCATION, WHICH IS IN THE CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD.

OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE GROWN AND IT'S, IT'S BEEN A NEW SENSE AND AN EYESORE.

WE HAVE CONTACTED TECHSTARS.

THEY SHOULD BE ADDRESSING THAT THIS WEEK, BUT I UNDERSTAND THAT ONCE THE METERS ARE INSTALLED, I UNDERSTAND THAT'S ALSO WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK OR TWO, THEY SHOULD BE COMING BACK HERE TO DO THE PLANTINGS.

I DON'T HAVE A DEFINITE TIMELINE WITH ME AT RIGHT NOW, BUT I CAN UPDATE THAT TO YOU AS WELL AS WE CAN WORK PARTNER WITH COMMUNICATIONS TO GET THAT MESSAGING OUT TO THE RESIDENTS AS WELL.

OH, THAT'D BE ABSOLUTELY GREAT.

IF WE CAN GET A MESSAGE OUT TO THE COMMUNITY TO JUST GIVE AN ESTIMATE.

I UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN ANY TYPE OF LANDSCAPING CONSTRUCTION, LIKE WE HAD RAIN, YOU KNOW, MOST OF THE DAY TO DAY THAT THAT KIND OF SLOWS PROGRESS DOWN.

SO WE CAN JUST GIVE, YOU KNOW, KIND OF A TENTATIVE SCHEDULE THAT WOULD BE GREAT TO PUT OUT TO THE COMMUNITY.

WE'LL DO YOU, AND SHAWSHEE SHASHI THE SPILL, IF YOU COULD, AS WELL AS MY UNDERSTANDING, THEY WERE ALSO GOING TO DO A HERBICIDE APPLICATION.

AND ONCE THAT WAS THAT'S TO ADDRESS THE IMMEDIATE WEEDS.

AND AGAIN, THERE WERE PLANNING ON DOING IT YESTERDAY AND IT RAINED SO BAD, PROBABLY TOO DILUTED THE EFFORTS.

SO, UH, WE HAVE BEEN, UH, WE FOLLOWED UP AGAIN WITH TECHSTAR FOLKS TODAY, AND WE'RE TOLD THAT THEY'LL DO SOMETHING BETWEEN NOW AND THE WEEKEND.

SO, UM, I HOPE THEY WILL DO IT IF NOT, WE'LL BE ON TOP OF THEM.

OKAY.

COUNSEL, DOES HE HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OF SHASHA IN REGARDS TO YOUR PELVIC ARTS? ALL RIGHT.

WELL HEARING NONE.

THANK YOU FOR THE INFORMATION THAT YOU PRESENTED TONIGHT.

UH, THE NEXT, UH, DEPAUL WILL BE THANK YOU AND HOPE FOR X .

THANK YOU.

UM, IT EVENING MAYOR AND COUNCIL, THE SPIRIT SPEAKING, HOPEFULLY YOU CAN HEAR ME, UM, I'LL START OFF BY GIVING A LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES.

OUR MISSION OF COURSE, IS TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL, RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIVE CUSTOMER SERVICE AND A PREDICTABLE DECISION MAKING PROCESS BUILT ON THE CITY'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND CONSOLE STRATEGIC PLAN.

OUR VISION IS TO EFFICIENTLY GUIDE DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT TO IMPLEMENT THE CITY'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND THE COUNCIL'S STRATEGIC PLAN, AND TO FURTHER ENHANCE A COMMUNITY CHARACTER BY ENCOURAGING AND BUILDING STRONG NEIGHBORHOODS AND COMMERCE.

AND OF COURSE THIS IS BY CREATING A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE AND WORK.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, IN TERMS OF OUR 2020 ACCOMPLISHMENTS, WE MADE THEIR OPERATIONAL AND BUSINESS CONTINUITY ADJUSTMENTS IN RESPONSE TO COVID 19 IT'S COST THE DEPARTMENT STAFF TO BE CREATIVE AND STRETCH OUR CAPABILITIES.

SO WHAT THAT MEANS IS WE'VE CONTINUED THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS AND ACCOMMODATED, UM, THE PROCESS IN PERMITTING REVIEW AND ALSO PROCESS FLOW TO OCCUR.

OUR INSPECTORS ARE STILL WORKING FULL TIME IN TERMS OF INSPECTING THE BARRIERS PROJECTS.

AND THAT PROCESS IS WORKING GOOD FROM A REMOTE STANDPOINT.

AND ALL OF OUR SUPPORTIVE STAFF OF COURSE, HAVE BEEN MOVING INTO DEVELOPMENT PROCESS AS WELL.

WE'VE CONTINUED TO IMPLEMENT OUR CITIZENS SELF SERVICE, WHICH IS AN ONLINE PERMITTING SYSTEM AND THE ASSOCIATED E REVIEWS, WHICH ALLOWS US TO ELECTRONICALLY DO THE PLAN REVIEWS AND COMMUNICATE WITH THE APPLICANTS AS WELL AS MEETING THE GOALS.

IN TERMS OF PLAN REVIEW, WE'VE COMPLETED A SIGNIFICANT UPDATE TO THE CITY'S SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE, AS IT RELATED TO THE PROCEDURES FOR THE SUBMISSION OF PLATS AND RELATED APPLICATIONS AND CERTAIN PERMIT APPLICATIONS, AS WELL AS PARKLAND DEDICATION PROPOSALS.

AND THAT OF COURSE, WAS IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS SUCH AS PARKS, LEGAL ENGINEERING PLANNING, AND WHAT HAVE YOU.

WE'VE ALSO ASSISTED IN THE ADOPTION OF THE NEW DEVELOPMENT FEES, WHICH YOU'RE AWARE OF TO MAKE NECESSARILY REVENUE ENHANCEMENTS TO THE FEET SCHEDULES FOR DEVELOPMENT REVIEW AND PLAN REDUCE SERVICES.

AND WE'VE ALSO, UM, HOSTED THE TIMELY SUBMISSION AND APPROVALS OF THE 2023 CONSOLIDATED PLAN ON THE CDBG LEVEL.

UM, THE CURRENT ACTION PLAN, AS WELL AS OUR IMPEDIMENTS TO FAIR HOUSING, ALL OF THIS WAS SUBMITTED AND APPROVED BY HUD.

AND IN TERMS OF OUR GOALS FOR 2021, WE'VE ACTIVATED ALL OF THE OPTIONS ON THE INNER GOV WEB PORTAL SYSTEM FOR CUSTOM USAGE.

BUT HOWEVER, WE HOPE TO TURN ON ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES IN 2021,

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WE PLAN TO PROMOTE AND EXECUTE THE NEW CDBG PROGRAMS, WHICH WILL OF COURSE, CONTINUE TO COMBAT NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME BLIGHTS, SUCH AS DECIDE, IMPROVE PROGRAMMING IN OTHER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES.

WE FULLY EXECUTED.

WE WILL FULLY EXECUTE AND MARKET ALL MODULES OF THE AMENITIES OF INNER GOV FOR PUBLIC USE, AS WELL AS YOU, THE CITY LEADERS IN THE DEVELOPMENT AUTOMATION PROCESS, MEANING THAT THERE WOULD BE USEFUL DASHBOARDS AND ALSO INFORMATION THAT WE CAN ROLL OUT TO THE PUBLIC FOR BETTER USAGE OF THE SYSTEM.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO PROCESS THE REQUIRED TEXT AMENDMENTS AS IT RELATES TO ZONING AND DEVELOPMENT OF OUR RELATED CODES CODES.

AS IT RELATES TO STATE LEGISLATION BILLS THAT ARE SIGNED INTO LAW AND ALSO RESPOND TO COUNCIL PRIORITIES, WE WILL CONTINUE TO HOST AND, AND ALSO HOLD WORKING AND TRAINING SESSIONS WITH THE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY PROFESSIONALS AS WE DO THOSE ZONING CODE REQUIREMENT AND UPDATES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, IN TERMS OF OUR CURRENT STAFF, IN TERMS OF PLANNING, INSPECTIONS, HEALTH, AND CDBG, WE CURRENTLY HAVE 19 FULL TIME EMPLOYEES, OUR BASE BUDGET PROPOSED FOR 2021 IT'S 1.7 PLUS MILLION DOLLARS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, IN TERMS OF SUPPLEMENTS IN THE COMING YEAR, WE'RE REQUESTING THAT WE TRANSITION ONE PART TIME POSITION, WHICH IS OUT DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COORDINATOR INTO A FULL TIME POSITION.

THIS WAS A CONCEPT THAT WAS RECOMMENDED HIGHLY UNDER THE DEVELOPMENT REVIEW STUDY THAT WAS RECENTLY DONE BY OUR OUTSIDE CONSULTANT AND WHICH THIS POSITION SERVES AS A COMMUNICATED HIGH POSITION AND COORDINATING POSITION, AND THAT VOICE BETWEEN THE PLAN REVIEW PROCESS AND THE APPLICANTS, AS WELL AS THE CITY LEADERSHIP IN TERMS OF COORDINATING STATUSES ON PROJECTS.

SO THAT IN TERMS OF THE BASE SALARY WOULD BE $48,321 WITH THAT REQUEST.

WE'RE HOPING TO UTILIZE EXCESSIVE REVENUES THAT HAVE BEEN RECEIVED RECEIVED ON THE BUILDING PERMIT SIDE, ACTUALLY, UM, WITH A BUDGETED REVENUE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR, CURRENT FISCAL YEAR FISCAL YEAR.

WE'RE DOING SO WELL IN TERMS OF, UM, OUR, UM, BUDGET ACTUALLY BEING AT $1.20 VERY MUCH FAR ABOVE WHERE WE PROPOSE IT TO BE FOR 2020.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, IN TERMS OF SPECIAL REVENUE FUND, THAT IS OUR CDBG GRANT PROGRAM, WHICH IS OF COURSE, UM, ALLOCATED FUNDS THROUGH HOOD.

UM, FOR 2021 TO PROPOSE BUDGET, OUR ALLOCATION IS APPROXIMATELY $296,000.

UH, WITH THAT AND ADDED TO THAT OF COURSE WOULD BE CARRY OVER FUNDS FROM OTHER YEARS.

SO THOSE EXPENSES ARE USUALLY PUT INTO OUR ACTION PLAN.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS UNDERWAY IN WHICH APPLICATIONS ARE DUE JULY 3RD, AND THE CDAC COMMITTEE WILL BE MEETING THIS WEEK AND ALSO IN THE INTERIM TO PREPARE THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CONSOLE IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST.

SO THAT BEING SAID, UM, NEXT SLIDE.

I THINK THAT'S ALL ONE, THE DEVELOPMENT, UH, SERVICES, UM, IN TERMS OF STAFF, UM, OUR, OUR PLANNING MANAGER, JENNIFER COMMENTS, GOMEZ IT'S AVAILABLE, KIRK ALLEN WAS INVITED ON THAT.

TURKEY'S ON THE CALL, BUT IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, WE'LL BE GLAD TO ANSWER THOSE.

YEAH, THIS COUNCILMAN EMORY, UH, IN LOOKING AT, UH, THE, UH, COST FOR THE, UH, NEW, UM, PLANNER, WHICH IS IT FOR A PLANNER THAT WOULD BE COORDINATOR IT DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, UH, IS THAT 48,000 NET OF THE, UH, COST, UH, OF, UH, REDUCING THE, UH, PART TIME EMPLOYEE, OUR PART TIME COST? WELL, WE DO HAVE A PART TIME POSITION, UM, HALF THAT AMOUNT, UM, CURRENTLY, SO TO COMPENSATE FOR THE OVERAGE.

UM, AS I STATED EARLIER, WE'RE HOPING WITH THE NEW FEE, UM, FEE SCHEDULE IMPOSED AS WELL AS INCREASED REVENUES THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO JUSTIFY THE INCREASE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

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ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? OKAY.

WELL, THANK YOU, OTIS AND JENNIFER.

AND, UH, IF YOU MAYOR COUNCIL, IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, UM, THEN WE WILL MOVE ON TO OUR NEXT, UH, UH, DEPARTMENT AND THAT'S OUR PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT AND, UH, DIRECTOR JASON MANGUM IS ONLINE ALONG WITH THE LESSON TEAM MEMBERS.

THANK YOU, BILL.

I'M HAPPY TO BE HERE TONIGHT.

TALK ABOUT OUR BUDGET WE'LL AHEAD AND FOLLOW THE SAME PATTERN AS THE OTHER DEPARTMENTS BEGIN BY TALKING ABOUT OUR MISSION AND OUR VISION.

UM, OUR MISSION IN THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT IS TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONAL PARKS PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES THAT ENGAGE RESIDENTS AND ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN MISSOURI CITY.

UH, REALLY THAT'S WHAT WE FOCUS ON.

WE BELIEVE THAT PARKS AND RECREATION MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR OUR RESIDENTS, FOR OUR BUSINESS OWNERS, FOR OUR VISITORS.

AND THAT'S OUR MISSION TO, UH, CONTINUE THAT OUR VISION IS IN ALIGNMENT WITH THE CITY VISION.

AND THAT IS TO BE RECOGNIZED AS A SUPERIOR MUNICIPAL PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT MOVING TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

WE'LL, UH, TALK ABOUT, UH, SOME OF OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR AND SOME OF THESE ARE, UM, WE ARE ANTICIPATING COMPLETING, UH, WHERE WE'RE IN THE WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF, SO THESE ARE OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS, UH, HOPEFULLY COMPLETE BY SEPTEMBER 30TH.

UH, IT'S NOT HOPEFULLY THAT WE WILL BE DONE WITH, UH, BY, UH, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2020, UH, JUST A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT HAVE ALREADY HAPPENED.

WE BROKE GROUND ON THE VETERANS MEMORIAL THIS YEAR.

WE INSTALLED, UH, A PIECE OF PUBLIC ART THAT WAS DONATED TO THE CITY, UH, BY TOM AND REGINA NICHOLS.

UM, IT WAS A SCULPTURE AND, UM, CALLED PURSUE YOUR PASSION.

UM, WE'VE SEVERAL OF OUR STAFF HAVE RECEIVED RECOGNITIONS AND, AND, UH, THEN, UH, SOME, SOME PARK PROJECTS, UH, WE'VE BEEN SUCCESSFUL, UH, IMPLEMENTING A NEW PARK SIGNAGE AT HUNTER'S GLEN, UM, AMERICAN LEGION AND COMMUNITY PARK.

AND THEN, UH, THIS YEAR, UM, WE'RE WORKING RIGHT NOW GETTING READY TO START ON THE NEXT THREE, UH, WHICH WOULD BE A ROME, ROME PARK, MOSLEY PARK, AND INDEPENDENCE PARK.

UM, ALSO HAD SOME SUCCESS WITH SOME OF THE OTHER PROJECTS, INCLUDING, UH, THE CONCLUSION OF THE OWN PARK, UH, DESTINATION PLAYGROUND.

UH, WE GOT THAT DONE JUST IN TIME FOR COVID.

SO THAT WAS AWESOME.

UM, A LOT OF PEOPLE, UH, I'M SURE CAN'T WAIT UNTIL WE OPEN OUR PLAYGROUNDS BACK UP AGAIN AND, UM, CAN BE ON THAT IS, UH, AS MUCH AS THEY'D LIKE.

UM, WE'RE ALSO, UH, DOING SOME IMPROVEMENTS THAT, UH, MOSLEY PARKS, SOME OF THEM ARE COMPLETED SOME OF OUR, OUR, UH, UH, IN PROCESS, INCLUDING, UH, THE PARKING LOT REPLACEMENT TRAIL CONNECTION AND SOME, UH, LANDSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS.

UH, INDEPENDENCE PARK IS NEARING COMPLETION.

WE'RE EXCITED TO GET THAT ONE DONE, INCLUDING, UH, WE'RE TAKING THE LITTLE GRAVEL DRIVE, AN OLD, OLD GRAVEL PARKING LOT, AND, UH, THAT'S, UH, PAVED IN LINE.

UH, IT LOOKS GOOD.

WE ALSO NOW HAVE A RESTROOM OUT THERE, UM, AND A PAVILION AS WELL AS SOME LANDSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS THAT WE SHOULD SEE, UM, GOING IN IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.

UM, SO, UH, WE'VE BEEN BUSY, UH, ALSO, UH, STARTING NEW PROGRAMS AND WE CONTINUE TO TRY TO STAY ON TOP OF THE TRENDS IN, UH, PARKS AND RECREATION AND RECREATION ACTIVITIES AND, AND BE A LEADER IN OFFERING THINGS THAT ARE NEEDED AND WANTED BY OUR COMMUNITY.

UM, OUR GOALS FOR 2021, UH, INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING.

UM, WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO INCREASE OPPORTUNITIES, UH, FOR CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT, WITH RECREATION PROGRAMS AND OUTDOOR SPACES, CONTINUING TO LOOKING AT HOW WE CAN IMPROVE OUR PROGRAMS AND OUR SPACES.

UM, ESPECIALLY LOOKING FOR ALTERNATIVE FUNDING HAS WE'VE BEEN SUCCESSFUL, UH, IN THE PAST DOING, UH, WITH, UH, SOME, SOME GRANTS AND DONATIONS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

UH, WE WANT TO CONTINUALLY EVALUATE AND IMPLEMENT DEPARTMENTAL POLICIES AND PRACTICES THAT ALIGN WITH BEST, UH, UM, BEST PRACTICES WITHIN OUR INDUSTRY.

UH, THE BIG GOAL FOR US, UH, IN 2021 WOULD BE TO COMPLETE THE, UH, CAPRA ACCREDITATION PROCESS.

THIS IS A PRO UH, PROCESS WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS AND, UH, WE CAN START TO SEE THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL AND, AND, UH, OUR GOAL WOULD BE TO, UM, ACHIEVE THAT ACCREDITATION, UM, NEXT FISCAL YEAR.

UM, WE HAVE, UH, SOME BUDGET DOLLARS, UH, IN THIS YEAR'S BUDGET FOR THE ADA, UH, ASSESSMENT.

UM, SO WE, WE JUST WE'VE JUST STARTED THAT PROCESS.

AND SO OUR GOAL WOULD BE TO COMPLETE THAT THE CITYWIDE, ADA ASSESSMENT, AND IMPLEMENT THE FINDINGS AND THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WE ARE, UM,

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IN ALIGNMENT WITH, UH, THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT AND, UH, THEN, UH, ONE THAT'S, UH, UM, ONE, UH, WE WANT TO DEVELOP OUR DESIGN STANDARDS WITHIN OUR PARKS THAT INCLUDE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES AND, UM, CONTINUE TO BE A LEADER AND, AND, UH, UM, BEING, BEING, UH, CONSERVATION MINDED AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE.

SO, UM, THOSE ARE OUR, ARE OUR PROPOSED GOALS FOR, UH, FISCAL YEAR 2021.

IF WE, UH, GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, UM, WE'LL TAKE A QUICK LOOK AT OUR FTES.

WE, UH, UH, HAVE MAINTAINED, UH, 11 IN OUR PARKS AND ADMINISTRATION DIVISION.

UH, THAT INCLUDES, UH, MYSELF, RANDY, AND THEN THE PARK OPS OPERATIONS.

UM, AND THAT 11 ALSO INCLUDES FORESTRY.

UM, WE INCREASED FROM EIGHT TO NINE, THIS CURRENT FISCAL YEAR I'M IN RECREATION.

AND THAT WAS A POSITION WHERE WE TOOK A TWO PART TIME POSITIONS AND CREATED ONE FULL TIME POSITION.

WE WERE ABLE TO DO THAT, UM, WITHIN, UH, INCLUDING BENEFITS WITHIN THE CURRENT BUDGET WITHOUT ANY ADDITIONAL FUNDS NEEDED TO DO THAT.

WE'VE BEEN MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE AND, UM, UH, WITHIN OUR DEPARTMENT AND THEN, UH, RIGHT THERE, UH, THE LAST ONE IS THE FORESTRY.

UH, IN 2021, WE WILL BE BREAKING OUT FORESTRY FROM, UM, OUR PARK OPERATIONS AND THAT'S JUST MAKES IT, UM, UH, IT'S AN ADMINISTRATIVE, UM, UH, DRIVEN ADMINISTRATIVELY SO THAT WE CAN, UH, TRACK BETTER AND LOOK AT OUR BUDGETS.

UM, AND WHERE WERE, WHERE WERE THE RESOURCES THAT ARE, UM, UH, PERTAINING TO FORESTRY? SO WE'LL HAVE A, A NEW DIVISION, UM, JUST, WE'LL BE JUST TAKING THE PARKS AND DIVIDING IT INTO TWO.

UM, AND SO YOU SEE THAT LINE ITEM THERE.

UM, YOU SEE OUR, OUR, UH, BASE BUDGET FOR, UH, FOR THE YEAR AND SEE THE ASSOCIATED, UH, UM, COST FOR EACH, EACH OF THOSE, THOSE AREAS, THE CONTRACT SERVICES, IT'S ONE OF THE BIG ONES, AND THAT INCLUDES OUR MOWING, WHICH IS CONTRACTED.

SO, UM, WE'LL GO AHEAD AND MOVE TO THE NEXT SLIDE AND TAKE A LOOK AT OUR SUPPLEMENTAL REQUESTS.

UM, WE CONTINUE TO, UH, DO, DO MORE IN MISSOURI CITY WITH PARKS AND RECREATION, UH, WITH LESS, UM, JUST, UH, AS, AS A REMINDER, I KNOW I'VE, I'VE SAID THIS BEFORE, BUT, UH, UM, WE, WE SPEND ABOUT HALF OF THE AVERAGE OF, UM, FUNDS PER ACRE OF PARKLAND THAN THE AVERAGE, UH, AGENCY IN THE COUNTRY.

SO, UM, WE, WE, WE CONTINUE TO DO, TO, TO DO A LOT WITH A LITTLE AND, UH, SOME OF OUR, OUR NEEDS, UM, WITHIN THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT ARE AS FOLLOWS.

WE WOULD GO THROUGH THEM QUICKLY.

AND IF YOU HAVE ANY, UH, ANY QUESTIONS, I'D BE HAPPY TO TALK TO HIM.

UH, PREMIER TWO YEARS AGO, WE DID OUR PARKS ASSESSMENT.

UM, WE'VE MADE MANY IMPROVEMENTS ON IN OUR PARKS, BUT BASED ON THIS DATA THAT WE RECEIVE, I'M ABLE TO TAKE A LOOK AT THINGS THAT NEED REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT AND, AND WORK ON IT.

WE'RE ASKING FOR JUST A LUMP SUM OF $20,000.

SO WE CONTINUE TO WORK ON THOSE, THOSE THINGS, UM, AND, AND NOT GET FURTHER BEHIND ON SOME OF THESE THINGS THAT WERE CAUSED BY, UM, DEFERRED MAINTENANCE.

AND, AND, UH, SO WE'RE ASKING FOR 20,000 THERE, UM, WE, WE SEE SOME, UH, UM, NEEDS AND SOME OF OUR, UM, UM, BALL FIELDS TO GET THOSE, UH, RENOVATED.

AND SO WE ARE BUDGETING FOR A FEW WITH US DEMO, OR WE'RE ASKING FOR A FEW AT STEAMBOAT COMMUNITY PARK TO GET RENOVATED SO THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO HAVE THOSE FACILITIES THAT ARE SAFE, UM, AND THAT ARE IN THE BEST CONDITIONS FOR THOSE THAT, THAT USE THOSE FACILITIES.

UM, OUR MASTER PLAN IS DUE FOR, UM, AN UPDATE.

UH, THE RECOMMENDATION IS EVERY FIVE YEARS, OURS WILL BE SEVEN YEARS, UH, NEXT YEAR.

AND SO WE'RE REQUESTING TO GET OUR PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN.

THIS WILL ENABLE US TO, UM, AS YOU KNOW, APPLY FOR CERTAIN GRANTS, UM, DO REQUIRE, ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE.

UM, THEY DO REQUIRE, UM, UPDATED MASTER PLAN.

UM, WE HAVE A SMALL AMOUNT THAT WE'RE REQUESTING FOR, UM, THE ADDITION TO, UM, ADD THE NEW RESTAURANT AMERICAN LEGION PARK AND, UM, MISSOURI CITY, LITERALLY RESTROOMS TO OUR CONTRACT, UH, FOR RESTROOM CLEANING .

UM, LAST YEAR WE RECEIVED SOME MONEY TOO,

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UM, TO DO CONTRACT LITTER COLLECTION IN OUR PARKS.

WHEN, WHEN THOSE BIDS CAME BACK, UH, THEY WERE A LITTLE HIGHER THAN WE HAD INITIALLY, UH, UH, EXPECTED AND RECEIVE QUOTES FOR.

UH, AND SO WE'RE ASKING FOR, UM, AN ANOTHER $17,000, UH, TO, UH, BE ABLE TO DO THAT FOR A CONTINUOUS 12 MONTHS, BECAUSE IT'S, UH, BEEN A 12, UH, 10 MONTHS, UM, CONTRACT THIS YEAR.

WE WANT TO CONTINUE WITH OUR ADDITIONAL, WITH OUR PARK SIGNAGE AND, UM, EVENTUALLY HAVE ALL, ALL OF OUR PARKS WITH THE UPDATED, UH, PARK SIGNAGE.

SO WE'RE ASKING FOR, UM, SOME FUNDS THEY'RE CONTINUED THAT I ALREADY MENTIONED THE, THE INFIELDS OF COMMUNITY PARK, UH, LAKE MANAGEMENT HAS BEEN A, UH, A TRYING ONE, ESPECIALLY FOR THIS YEAR, TRYING TO, TO KEEP THE, UH, AQUATIC PLANT LIFE AND OUR WATERWAYS AND PAWNS.

AND SO WE'RE ASKING FOR AN INCREASE ON, ON THAT.

UH, WE DO NEED TO PAY FOR THE IRRIGATION.

THAT'S GOING TO BE ON CARTWRIGHT AND TEXAS PARKWAY.

SO WE HAVE, UH, FUNDS REQUESTED TO PAY FOR THE IRRIGATION THERE.

UH, OUR PART TIME STAFF, UH, AT THE RECREATION AND TENNIS CENTER, HAVEN'T RECEIVED A PAY INCREASE SINCE I GOT HERE.

SO GOING ON FIVE YEARS, AND WE'RE HOPING THAT WE'LL, WE, WE CAN, UH, OFFER A PAIN CREASE TO THOSE FOLKS WHO GET UP EARLY AND STAY LATE AND, AND, UH, PROVIDE EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE HERE AT THE RECREATION CENTER, UM, AND ALIGN WITH OUR GOALS TO, UH, BE ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE AND, AND LEAD ON CONSERVATION WHERE WE'RE HOPING TO REDUCE PAPER WASTE BY INSTALLING HAIRDRYERS OR, UH, IN A RECREATION CENTER, THE COMMUNITY CENTER, AS WELL AS WATERFALLS WITH BOTTLE FILLERS TO HELP REDUCE, UH, PLASTIC BOTTLE WASTE.

UM, AND, UM, IN OUR, IN OUR COMMUNITY, UH, ALSO THE RECREATION TEND TO CENTER.

WE HAVE, UH, OUR, UH, FENCING THAT AS, UM, SEEING, SEEING BETTER DAYS IS AT THE END OF ITS USEFUL LIFE.

UH, WE'D LIKE TO REPLACE OUR, UH, TENNIS AND BATTING CAGE FENCING AT THE RECREATION TENNIS CENTER.

UM, WE'D LIKE TO, UH, UPGRADE THAT A LITTLE BIT SIMILAR TO THE TYPE OF FENCING WE HAVE AT, UH, MCLANE PARK, UH, AT OUR TENNIS COURTS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE CITY, UH, WITH A HIGHER GAUGE WIRE THAT WILL, UM, WAS ABLE TO STAND THINGS LIKE, UH, UM, TENNIS AND BEN AND CAGES, UM, AT THE REQUEST OF SOME RESIDENTS WE'VE, UH, UM, INCLUDED SOME TENNIS COURT PAVILIONS.

WE HAVE SOME RESIDENTS THAT LIKE TO HAVE SOME SHADE AND SOME KIND OF PAVILIONS ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE RECORDS AND TESTS ARE ON THOSE COURTS, THE BACK COURTS.

AND SO, UH, THEIR REQUESTS WE'VE INCLUDED THAT, UH, PART OF OUR ACCREDITATION, UH, REQUIREMENTS IS TO RECEIVE AN, UH, AGENCY ACCREDITATION SITE VISIT.

UH, THIS IS WHERE WE WOULD BRING IN THREE PEOPLE FROM THREE, UH, ACCREDITATION SITE VISITORS FROM OTHER STATES TO COME IN AND EVALUATE OUR PROCESSES IS SIMILAR TO, UM, OTHER ACCREDITATION, UM, SUCH AS THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

UM, AND, AND SO THAT WE BEAR THE COST OF THAT.

AND THEN IN ADDITION, IF WE RECEIVE OUR ACCREDITATION, UH, WE, WE ARE HOPING THAT WOULD BE ANNOUNCED AT OUR 2021 CONFERENCE.

UH, AND WE WERE HOPING TO BE ABLE TO BRING A FEW MORE PEOPLE TO THAT CONFERENCE AS A WAY TO RECOGNIZE THEM FOR ALL OF THE WORK THAT HAS GONE INTO THIS.

SO THAT'S THAT NEXT, UH, THE NEXT ITEM, UM, GREEN WASTE DISPOSAL AND RECYCLING FEES.

UH, THOSE ARE SOME THINGS THAT, UM, ARE OUR NEW FEES FOR US THAT WE NEED TO ADDRESS, UM, THAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO, UM, GET AWAY WITH THREE YEARS WITHOUT HAVING TO PAY THOSE.

AND SO NOW WE'D HAVE TO, UM, HAVE TO DO THAT LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE CONTRACT INCREASE.

UH, UM, WE KNOW THAT TECH STOCKS GOING TO TAKE CARE OF THE MAINTENANCE FOR, UH, TEXAS PARKWAY AND CARTWRIGHT FOR THE, UH, THE FIRST YEAR.

HOWEVER, WE DO ANTICIPATE, UM, THIS IS I THINK, BUDGET FOR FOUR MONTHS, UM, IF, UH, UM, UH, WHEN WE HAVE TO TAKE OVER THAT, THAT MAINTENANCE.

SO THAT AMOUNT IS FOR, UH, WOULD BE ESSENTIALLY IN A YEAR FROM NOW, IF WE WERE TO TAKE OVER THAT, UH, THAT MAKES SENSE.

UM, AND THEN WE HAVE SOME, UH, WHEN WE HAVE, UH, STORMS OR HURRICANES, UM, WE, WE DON'T HAVE ANY, ANY, UM, YOU KNOW, THOSE COME THROUGH AND, AND, UH, WE, WE INVARIABLY HAVE SOME, SOME TREE DAMAGE AND, UM, WE ALSO HAVE SOME HIGH RISK TREES IN THE CITY.

UH, WE HAVE, UH, YOU KNOW, FORRESTER AND ARBORISTS, THAT IS OUR EXPERT.

AND, BUT SOME OF THESE, SOME OF THESE BIG JOBS, OR, UH, WHEN WE HAVE, UM, UH, WEATHER EVENTS THAT COME THROUGH THIS WOULD BUDGET SOME, SOME MONEY THAT WE COULD, UM, HIRE CONTRACTORS TO COME IN, TO ASSIST

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WITH, UM, UH, REDUCING AND REMOVING RISKS ON, UH, TREES AND STORM CLEANUP AS WELL.

UH, AND THEN ALSO OUR FORESTRY DIVISION HAS, HAS DONE A GOOD JOB OF, UM, DOING SOME SPECIAL EVENTS WITHIN THE CITY THAT I BELIEVE ADD TO THE QUALITY OF LIFE WITHIN OUR CITY.

UH, HOWEVER, THESE SPECIAL EVENTS WE'VE NEVER BEEN BUDGETED.

AND, UM, IT'S KIND OF BEEN, UH, UH, SCRAPE BY AND SEE WHAT KIND OF, UH, MONEY MIGHT BE AVAILABLE TO PUT THESE ON THIS IS THE, UM, UH, THE OTHER BOARD FEST IN THE ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION.

AND SO, UH, THERE'S A REQUEST TO FUND THOSE WITHIN THE FORESTRY DIVISION.

SO A TOTAL OF 480, A THOUSAND DOLLARS, UH, UH, ALMOST $481,000 FOR SUPPLEMENTALS, UH, WITHIN THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT, WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

WE CAN BRIEFLY DISCUSS, UH, THE SPECIAL REVENUE FUND WITHIN PARKS AND RECREATION.

UH, THIS IS, THIS IS NEW TO OUR SHOP THIS YEAR.

UM, UH, THIS IS, UM, THE TOUR, THE TOURISM FUNDS, AND, UM, WE'RE OBVIOUSLY EXPECTING A, TAKE A, A BIT OF HIT ON THE REVENUE ON, UM, OUR, OUR HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX BECAUSE OF COVID, UM, WE'RE, WE'RE, UH, CALCULATING OR ESTIMATING, UH, UM, UH, TO, TO RECEIVE $167,000 AND SOME CHANGE IN REVENUE.

UM, IF YOU SEE THE, UH, ESTIMATED BEGINNING FUND BALANCE, THAT'S WHERE WE'RE AT.

UM, THIS YEAR AS FUNDS, UH, OUR TOURISM PROGRAM, PUBLIC ART, UH, YOU KNOW, THERE'S MONEY IN HERE.

THIS IS WHERE WE WOULD DO THINGS LIKE, UM, THIS IS WHERE JUNETEENTH IS, IS, UM, PAID OUT OF A COMMUNITY AND I WOULD COME FROM HERE, UH, AND, AND OTHER, UM, TOURISM RELATED ACTIVITIES, UM, AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNCIL.

SO, AND I THINK THAT'S MY LAST SLIDE, AND I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT, UH, YOU MAY HAVE JASON, GO AHEAD.

GO AHEAD.

GO AHEAD.

GO AHEAD.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, JASON.

THERE'S STILL A DESIRE TO DO SOMETHING WITH HERON TRACK.

AND MY QUESTION IS, UM, I KNOW WE CAN'T AFFORD IT TODAY.

CAN WE START PUTTING MONEY ASIDE IN THE FUTURE AND THEN KIND OF WHAT ARE WE DOING TO GET MONEY OUTSIDE OF OUR BUDGET? YEAH.

UM, HERON TRACK IS, UH, UH, AS, AS, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING THAT I, THAT I WOULD LOVE TO DO, UM, AND A DREAM OF MINE, UM, AS YOU SAID, RIGHT NOW, IT'S KIND OF COST PROHIBITIVE TO DO, UM, BUT, AND THE UNDERGRADS THAT ARE REALLY EVEN DO, UM, UH, DO ENOUGH.

SO WE DO HAVE SOME MONEY THAT WE HAVE IN THAT PARK ZONE, NOT A LOT, UM, BUT IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE JUST NEEDED, YOU KNOW, CONTINUE TO LOOK AT AS, AS WE, YOU KNOW, WHEN WE, WHEN WE HAVE OUR CAPACITY FOR, UM, PARKS, BONDS, AND CAPITAL, UH, SOMETHING THAT WE CAN LOOK AT AS ONE OF OUR PRIORITY PROJECTS.

GO AHEAD.

GO AHEAD.

GO AHEAD.

GO AHEAD.

AND THEN THE LAST QUESTION YOU DID TOUCH ON STEVO, BUT THERE'S ALSO A KIND OF A DEMAND FOR CRICKET.

SO WE STILL KIND OF WAIT TO DO OUR, OUR, OUR PLAN FIRST AND THEN FIGURE OUT HOW TO FUND IT.

YEAH, SO WE BUDGETED MONEY IN THIS YEAR'S BUDGET TO DO A, A, UM, TO REMASTER PLAN, UH, STANWELL PARK.

UM, WE, WE HAD SOME COMMUNITY MEETINGS, UM, GOT SOME INFORMATION.

WE ACTUALLY BROUGHT, UH, THE PARK DESIGNERS, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS OUT AND BROKE PEOPLE INTO GROUPS AND PEOPLE WE WERE DRAWING AND HAD HAD, UM, UH, YOU KNOW, ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT IDEAS THAT CAME FROM THE COMMUNITY.

UH, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS HAVE GONE BACK AND, UM, KIND OF PUT THOSE OFFICIAL, OFFICIAL LOOKING PLANS.

AND, UM, THAT, UH, THAT CONCEPT PLAN WAS PRESENTED TO THE PARKS BOARD AT THE ALASKA PARKS BOARD MEETING.

AND, AND I BELIEVE, UH, JULY 2ND, SECOND MEETING OF JULY IS ON THE, UM, ON THE CALENDAR TO PRESENT, TO, TO Y'ALL ON, UH, THE DESIGN THAT WE'VE COME UP WITH TO RE UM, REPURPOSE AND KIND OF, UH, RENEW THAT PART.

SO, YEP.

WE'RE, WE'RE MOVING FORWARD ON THAT.

AND CAN'T WAIT TO SHARE THAT WITH Y'ALL.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

SORRY.

THANK YOU.

NO PROBLEM.

THANK YOU.

THIS IS MAYOR FOR JASON, UM, WITH HERE WAS OUR MASTER PLAN

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LAST DONE.

IT WAS APPROVED IN 2007, PAUL, SORRY.

NO, 2000.

AND WHEN DID I GET HERE? UM, HOLD ON A SECOND.

I'M LOSING, I'M LOSING MY MIND.

UM, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN 2000 AND OKAY.

2015 WAS WHEN IT WAS APPROVED.

IT WAS WRITTEN IN 2014 AND THEN APPROVED IN 2015.

UM, SO THIS, THIS FISCAL YEAR WOULD HAVE BEEN A FIVE YEAR, SIX YEARS OF, UM, DATA, AND THEN NEXT YEAR WILL BE SEVEN.

OKAY.

YEAH, WE NEED TO TRY TO FOCUS ON GETTING THAT DONE PROBABLY EVERY FIVE YEARS.

UM, AND I KNOW YOU SAID THAT IT WAS JUST, IT WAS DONE WHEN YOU FIRST GOT HERE, BUT, UH, IN THE FUTURE, AS WE MOVE FORWARD, LET'S TRY TO KEEP THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT WE HAVE IT PREPARED FOR EVERY FIVE YEARS.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

AND IT DEFINITELY WOULD BE THE GOAL.

NO PROBLEM.

AND ANOTHER THING, AND THIS IS MORE OF A STATEMENT THEN, UH, KIND OF A QUESTION, UH, LET'S TRY TO FOCUS ON BUILDING SOME, UH, PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, ESPECIALLY WITH SOME OF THE INDUSTRIAL, UH, BUSINESS AROUND HERE.

UH, PARKS ARE ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT PEOPLE REALLY WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE AND INVEST IN.

UM, AND I WOULD ABSOLUTELY BE WILLING TO WORK WITH YOU TO ASSIST WITH TRYING TO BRIDGE THAT WE'RE GETTING THEM TO HELP US ASSIST WITH SUMMER OUR, OUR PARK RENOVATIONS AND ITEMS LIKE THAT.

AWESOME.

THANK YOU.

NO PROBLEM.

AND JASON, THIS IS COUNCILMAN EMORY, UH, ON YOUR 2020, UH, ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

UH, YOU, UH, YOU DIDN'T RECOGNIZE THE, UM, YOURSELF AND TWO, OTHER OF YOUR, UH, OF YOUR STAFF MEMBERS THAT, UH, HAD, UH, A, UH, RECOGNITION PROVIDED.

SO WHY DON'T YOU, UH, LIST THOSE AND GIVE THOSE FOLKS AND YOURSELF, UM, A, A, A RECOGNITION OF THE JOB WELL DONE BY, UH, BY THE FOLKS IN THE PARKS DEPARTMENT.

UM, THANK YOU, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER, AND, AND SOMETIMES IT'S KINDA KINDA HARD FOR ME TO DO, UM, TO, TO TALK ABOUT MYSELF, BUT I, I, I CAN TALK ALL DAY ABOUT OUR STAFF AND, UH, THE GROUP OF ALL STARS THAT WE HAVE WORKING HERE IN MISSOURI CITY, WE TRULY ARE BLESSED, UM, AT THE QUALITY OF THE STAFF THAT WE HAVE HERE.

UM, CA KEVIN WAS NAMED THE EAST REGION, UM, UH, RECREATION PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AND, AND THE, THE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS, UM, BY THE TEXAS RECTOR AND THE PARKS SOCIETY.

AND, AND HE HE'S, UH, HE'S BEEN, UH, AN INCREDIBLE, UH, ADDITION TO OUR TEAM.

UM, AND, AND, AND HIS TEAM HAS ALSO CONTINUED TO, UH, EXCEL.

ADAM LAUFER'S WAS, WAS NAMED, UH, THE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR, UM, AND FOR THE EAST REGION OF THE PARKS AND RECREATION, OR THE TEXAS RECREATION AND PARKS SOCIETY.

AND THEN WE RECEIVED THE INNOVATIVE PROGRAMMING OF THE YEAR FROM OTHER SON CHALLENGE.

AND, UH, THOSE ARE REALLY EXCITING.

UM, I WAS, I WAS NAMED AS THE EAST REGION, UH, PARKS AND RECREATION DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR.

AND THEN RECENTLY I FOUND OUT THAT THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, UH, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, THE HOUSTON CHAPTER, UH, UH, HAS RECOGNIZED ME WITH THE PUBLIC SERVICE LEADERSHIP AWARD.

SO, UM, WE'RE, WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE PEOPLE, BUT, UM, THOSE THINGS ARE, UM, REALLY THE TESTAMENT TO THE TYPE OF TEAM THAT WE HAVE HERE.

AND, UM, WHAT THE TYPE OF WORK THAT WE'RE DOING HERE IN MISSOURI CITY.

WELL, THANK YOU.

AND, UH, I THINK, UH, YOU KNOW, UH, YOURSELF AND THOSE, UH, FOLKS, UH, YOU KNOW, UH, NEED, UH, UH, UH, UH, RECOGNITION FOR THE WORK THAT THEY DO ON BEHALF OF THE CITY AND THE PARKS DEPARTMENT.

AND, AND HONESTLY, WE COULDN'T, WE COULDN'T DO ANY OF IT WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF OUR CITY MANAGEMENT AND OUR COUNCIL AND MAYOR, UH, IT ALL COMES FROM THE TOP.

SO THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU GUYS DO TO SUPPORT US IN OUR MISSION.

OKAY.

UH, ONE LAST QUESTION, UH, WHERE, UH, IS THE REVENUE THAT, UH, UH, ACCRUED FROM THE, UH, THE SERVICES OUT OF THE REC CENTER AND THE TENNIS CENTER, HOW IS THAT REPORTED ARE REFLECTED IN, UH, IN YOUR BUDGET NUMBERS? UM, YEAH, WE HAVE, UM, DIFFERENT REVENUE ACCOUNTS,

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UH, FOR, FOR THOSE, UM, ITEMS, UH, UM, WE, FOR OUR RECREATION CLASSES AND, AND, UH, FOR THOSE THAT, UM, OUR RECREATION PROGRAMS, THINGS LIKE CAMPS, UH, AND THEN OUR MEMBERSHIPS HERE AT THE RECREATION AND TENNIS CENTER.

UM, AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, WE, WE, WE ARE GOING TO TAKE A NICE HIT, UH, THIS YEAR ON OUR REVENUES, UM, BECAUSE OF COVID, UH, WE'RE, WE'RE, WE'RE EXCITED THAT WE'VE, UH, WE'RE, WE'RE EXCITED THAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO, UM, OPEN BACK UP ON A LIMITED BASIS AND SEE PEOPLE, UH, AND, AND SEE THEM ENJOYING THE THINGS THAT THEY LOVE.

AND, AND, BUT YEAH, THOSE, UM, THOSE NUMBERS ARE GOING TO TAKE A, UM, A HIT THIS YEAR IN FISCAL YEAR 20.

HOW HAS IT REFLECTED ON YOUR, IN YOUR BUDGET, THOSE REVENUES GO DIRECTLY TO THE GENERAL FUND.

THEY GO TO GENERAL FUND.

OKAY.

THERE'S A RECOGNITION OF THOSE, UH, WITHIN YOUR BUDGET WORKUP.

YEAH.

WE'RE, WE'RE, WE'RE NOT, UH, WE'RE NOT AN ENTERPRISE FUND.

UM, AND SO THOSE, THOSE REVENUES GO TO THE GENERAL FUND.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

HI, JASON.

THIS IS COUNSELING AND THE STERLING.

UH, I JUST WANT TO SINCERELY COMMEND YOU AND YOUR TEAM.

YOU GUYS DO A PHENOMENAL JOB AND YOUR CUSTOMER SERVICE IS JUST AWESOME.

SO I LIKE TO SEND KUDOS OUT TO YOU AND YOUR TEAM AS WELL.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, JASON.

THIS IS THE COUNCIL MEMBER PRESTON.

THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS FOR YOU.

THE FIRST BEING, HOW OFTEN DO YOU WALK AND DUCT, UM, INFRINGE INFRASTRUCTURE STATUS CHECKS AT OUR PARKS, UM, WHETHER THAT'S CHECKING OUT THE CONDITION OF THE PARKING LOT, OR FOR EXAMPLE, SOME OF THE PARKS WITH BASKETBALL COURTS CHECKING THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE PAVEMENT.

HOW OFTEN ARE YOU GUYS DOING THAT? UM, THAT'S A GREAT, UH, GREAT QUESTION.

AND, UH, THE ANSWER'S A LITTLE BIT, IT'S NOT, NOT SO CUT AND DRY.

UH, FOR EXAMPLE, UH, PLAYGROUNDS GET, GET INSPECTED, UH, MUCH MORE FREQUENTLY, UH, THAN, THAN OTHER ASPECTS OF OUR, OF OUR PARKS.

UM, WE DID THAT IN DEPTH INSPECTION, UH, WITH OUR PARK ASSESSMENT AND REALLY LOOKING AT THE, KIND OF THE BONES OF THE PARKS.

UH, UM, AND, UH, THEN IN ADDITION, WE JUST, THIS YEAR, ACTUALLY, IT WAS A END OF LAST YEAR, NO BEGINNING OF THIS FISCAL YEAR.

UM, WE, WE, UH, CREATED A PARKS AND RECREATION, UH, SAFETY COMMITTEE.

UM, AND THIS WAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO, UM, DO, DO MULTIPLE THINGS, UH, FOR EXAMPLE, UM, YOU KNOW, RECOGNIZE PEOPLE FOR BEING SAFE AND, AND LOOKING AT OUR TRENDS AND ACCIDENT AND INCIDENT REPORTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT PART OF THAT PROGRAM IS THAT WE DO MONTHLY INSPECTIONS.

UM, WE DON'T DO EVERY PARK EVERY MONTH.

UM, SOME, SOME ARE, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERY PART GETS LOOKED AT, UM, UM, ON, ON A BIANNUAL BASIS.

AND, UM, SO IT'S REALLY, IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO DO FRESH OUT, PUT, JUST PUT FRESH EYES, UM, FOR, SO FOR EXAMPLE, WE MAY HAVE A RECREATION PERSON GOING OUT INTO THE PARKS AND, AND LOOKING AT THINGS LIKE PARKING LOTS AND TREES AND BENCHES, AND, YOU KNOW, UM, LOOKING AT THOSE THINGS.

AND WE HAVE A CHECKLIST THAT WE UTILIZE, UM, FOR THAT, UM, THE, THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN REALLY, REALLY GOOD BECAUSE, UH, LIKE I SAID, IT PUTS FRESH EYES ON, ON OUR PARKS AND FOR, FOR THAT TYPE OF, UH, INSPECTION, UM, WE DO WEEKLY INSPECTIONS ON SOME THINGS LIKE, UH, BENCHES AND TABLES.

UH, SO LIKE I SAYS, IT DEPENDS, IT DEPENDS ON THE, UH, THE I, THE AREA OF THE PARK.

UM, BUT, BUT WE DO, WE HAVE JUST IMPLEMENTED THIS, THIS SAFETY COMMITTEE, UM, WITHIN OUR DEPARTMENT AND IT'S, IT'S, UM, GOING OVER REALLY WELL, SO, OKAY.

THAT'S IMPORTANT TO ME BECAUSE I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE'RE AHEAD OF THE CURVE INSTEAD OF BEHIND THE CURVE, AS IT RELATES TO THE CONDITION OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE, SOME THINGS WE MAY BE ABLE TO ADDRESS BEFORE IT GETS TOO FAR OUT OF HAND, AND IT MAY SAY, YOU KNOW, US MONEY AS A CITY TO MAKE THOSE REPAIRS, YOU KNOW, SOONER THAN LATER, SECONDLY, YOU KNOW, PARKS, UM, AND THE OPTICS OF PARKS ARE IMPORTANT.

AND WHEN PEOPLE APPROACH A CLEAN PARK, UM, THAT SAYS A LOT TO THEM, IT SAYS WHAT IS BEING