Council to hear presentation on MGC name at April 2 meeting

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The Lewisville City Council is expected to adopt a single-family water conservation credit system and approve two major bids during its April 2 regular meeting Monday. During the workshop session, which is scheduled for half an hour earlier than normal, the council will discuss naming rights to the upcoming multi-generational center.

BrandEra, the marketing company in charge of handling the center, will recommend it be called the Rise. The presentation states that there will be an agenda item to approve this name at the April 16 meeting.

While the naming rights for the facility are not for sale, BrandEra’s presentation delineates five individual parts of the facility — the gym, the fitness area, the lounge, the teen game room and the patio — as potential areas for naming sponsorships.

The workshop session will begin at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall, 151 W. Church St. Regular session is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., as it does every first and third Monday of the month.

The council had previously been briefed on the development of the water conservation plan at its Feb. 5 meeting. City staff had analyzed similar plans in the area and recommended a rebate program that would reward Lewisville Texans for investing in water-saving appliances like low-flow toilets and water-saving showerheads with a credit on their water bill of up to $375 per household per year. The plan was to roll it out in April, which is water conservation month.

The resolution up for a vote April 2 is based on that plan, and details seven water-conserving devices and the credits associated with them. Read the bill in full at the bottom of the council’s background material.

On the consent agenda, the council is also expected to approve bids of $53,186 for two electric vehicles and $111,810.69 for a radio frequency identification-enabled automated handling materials system for the library. The electric cars will be for city use and will be the sixth and seventh such vehicles in the city’s fleet, to go along with nine hybrid cars. Lewisville has significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions and fuel costs on city operations since converting its fleet to environmentally friendly vehicles in relation to the 2025 plan, according to background material.

While the documentation does not specify what vehicles the city will purchase, it does specify the dealership, which currently has four 2018 Nissan Leafs for sale, the cheapest two of which combine to cost more than $64,000.

The $111,810.69 RFID-enabled automated materials handling system from Bibliotheca will use identification chips that the library has already implemented to sort books that residents deposit into book drops at a fraction of the time it would take manually, according to background material. The system will increase the accuracy of the sorting while giving library staff more time to provide customer service.

The council will also hold public hearings on requested special use permits on two properties — the Kwik Kar Oil & Lube on the corner of Justin and McGee has requested to turn two of its wash bays into car repair bays, and two residents on Holly Lane are requesting to add a new dwelling unit above their detached garage.

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