MARCH 23, 2010  7:00 P.M.
Allen City Hall
305 Century Parkway
Allen, Texas 75013

Call to Order and Announce a Quorum is Present.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Public Recognition.
  1. Citizens' Comments.  [The City Council invites citizens to speak to the Council on any topic not on the agenda or not already scheduled for Public Hearing. Prior to the meeting, please complete a "Public Meeting Appearance Card" and present it to the City Secretary. The time limit is three minutes per speaker, not to exceed a total of fifteen minutes for all speakers.]
Present Plaques-of-Appreciation to Former Members of the Various Boards.

Presentation of Proclamations by the Office of the Mayor:

  • Presentation of a Proclamation to Nelda Thomas, Planner, Proclaming April 4-10, 2010 as Community Development Week.
  • Presentation of a Proclamation to Representatives of the Library Board Proclaiming April 13, 2010, as Library Workers Day.
  • Presentation of a Proclamation to Representatives of the Library Board Proclaiming April 11-17, 2010, as Library Week.

Presentation of Library Board's Annual Report by Donald Wing, Library Board Chair.


Presentation Regarding the 2010 Census by Lee Battle, Assistant Director of Planning and Development.

Consent Agenda.  [Routine Council business. Consent Agenda is approved by a single majority vote. Items may be removed for open discussion by a request from a Councilmember or member of staff.]
  6. Approve Minutes of the March 9, 2010, Regular Meeting.

Adopt a Resolution Supporting the Cities Aggregation Power Project's (CAPP) Agenda Relative to the Sunset Commission's Review of the Public Utility Commission (PUC) and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).


Adopt a Resolution Authorizing the City’s Bond Counsel, the City’s Financial Adviser, and City Staff to Proceed with Arrangements for the Sale of General Obligation Bonds, Series 2010.


Award Bid and Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Purchase Order with Xybix in the Amount of $73,711 for the Purchase of Public Safety Communications Center Consoles and Establish an Interim Project Budget of $128,000.


Declare a Vacancy in Place No. 2 of the Central Business District Design Review Committee and Place No. 7 of the Parks and Recreation Board.


Receive the Summary of Property Tax Collections as of February 2010.


Receive the Investment Report for the Period Ending December 31, 2009.

Receive the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Status Report.

Regular Agenda.

Conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt an Ordinance Amending Section 2.03.2 of the Allen Land Development Code regarding procedures following the Allen Sign Control Board’s recommendation for approval or denial of an application for a variance from the City’s sign regulations; amending Section 4.02.7 regarding procedures for determining new and unlisted uses; amending Section 4.10 regarding minimum side yards for garages and carports entered from rear alleys or side streets; making technical amendments to Section 6.03.10 regarding firearms and explosives sales and service uses to correct possible conflicts with Section 4.20.2 “Schedule of Principal Uses”; amending Section 6.04 by adding temporary food vendors to those required to obtain temporary use permits and procedures related thereto; amending Section 4.20.2 “Schedule of Principal Uses” by deleting the use categories “convalescent center” and “nursing home”, adding the use categories “long-term care facility” and “senior independent living,” and amending the uses allowed as a matter of right or by specific use permit in the “CC” Corridor Commercial zoning; amending Section 4.20.3 “Schedule of Accessory Uses” by amending the uses allowed as a matter of right or by specific use permit in the “CC” Corridor Commercial zoning; amending Section 7.04.1 regarding off-street parking and loading regulations by adding minimum parking requirements for assisted living centers, senior independent living centers, and long-term care facilities and adding regulations regarding stacking and queuing of vehicles; amending Section 7.05.6 regarding the plans for the design and installation of irrigation systems; amending Section 7.07 by deleting regulations relating to utility locations and adding a minimum height for ornamental fences located adjacent to greenbelts, open spaces, and parks; amending Section 7.09.2 by adding a new definition for “changeable electronic variable media message sign” and amending the definition of “electronic message board”; amending Section 7.09.4 to prohibit changeable electronic variable media message signs, animated signs, and message centers except in certain circumstances; amending Section 8.03 with respect to general development plans; amending Section 8.06 with respect to the design of corner lots; amending Appendix A “Definitions” by adding new definitions for “assisted living facility,” “long-term care facility,” “senior independent living,” amending the definitions for “firearms sales and service repair” and “structure,” and deleting the definitions for “convalescent home” and “nursing home”; amending Appendix B “Filing Fees and Charges” by increasing the fees related to pro-rata collection charges relating to construction of water and sanitary sewer lines; and amending Appendix I “Trail Design Standards” by amending certain design and construction standards related to pedestrian trails.

Consider Making Appointments to Fill Vacancies in Place No. 7 on the Keep Allen Beautiful Board and Place No. 7 on the Parks and Recreation Board.

Other Business.

Items of Interest. [Council announcements regarding local civic and charitable events, meetings, fundraisers, and awards.]  

Executive Session. (As needed)
  Legal, Section 551.071.
As authorized by Section 551.071(2) of the Texas Government Code, the Workshop Meeting and/or the Regular Agenda may be Convened into Closed Executive Session for the Purpose of Seeking Confidential Legal Advice from the City Attorney on any Agenda Item Listed Herein.
  (Closed to Public as Provided in the Texas Government Code.)
  18. Pursuant to Legal, Section 551.072 of the Texas Government Code Section for the Deliberation of the Purchase of Real Property – Consideration of the Acquisition of Easement, Right-of-Way or Land for Water Line.
  19. Pursuant to Legal, Section 551.087 of the Texas Government Code for the Purpose of Deliberation of Economic Development Negotiations – Consultation with City Attorney Regarding Consideration of Economic Development Incentives for Project Quick.

Reconvene and Consider Action on Items Discussed during Executive Session.

This notice was posted at Allen City Hall, 305 Century Parkway, Allen, Texas, at a place convenient and readily accessible to the public at all times. Said notice was posted on Friday, March 19, 2010, at 5:00 p.m.
  Shelley B. George, City Secretary  
Allen City Hall is wheelchair accessible. Access to the building and special parking are available at the entrance facing Century Parkway. Requests for sign interpreters or special services must be received forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting time by calling the City Secretary at 214.509.4105.