AUGUST 11, 2009  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.]
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.]

Approve Minutes of the July 28, 2009, Special Called Joint Workshop with Economic Development Corporation.

  3. Approve Minutes of the July 28, 2009, Regular Meeting.

Adopt an Ordinance Approving a Negotiated Settlement Between the Atmos Cities Steering Committee and Atmos Energy Corporation Regarding the Company’s Rate Review Mechanism.


Adopt a Resolution Declaring an Expectation to Advance the Initial Three Months of Operational Funding for the Allen Event Center from the City’s General Fund, to Authorize Staff to Proceed with the Advance Not to Exceed $943,000 Pursuant to the Management Agreement, and to Receive a Reimbursement of the Advance Pursuant to the Management Agreement.


Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Conveyance Agreement with Allentowne Mall, LLC, for Right-of-Way Needed to Construct a Portion of Chelsea Boulevard and Ridgeview Drive.


Authorize the City Manager to Execute Documents to Provide Permanent and Temporary Easements to NTMWD for the Construction of the 54” and 42” Parallel Pipeline Project.


Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Durable Specialties for Equipment and Installation of Four (4) Traffic Signals Within the City for an Amount Not to Exceed  $590,113.80 and Establish a Project Budget in the Amount of $710,000.


Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Real Estate Sales Contract with Paul and Virginia Lehner for the Purchase of Right-of-Way for Watters Road for an Amount of $339,780 Plus Closing Costs.


Receive the Investment Report for the Period Ending June 30, 2009.


Receive the Financial Report for Period Ending June 30, 2009.

Regular Agenda.

Conduct a Public Hearing on the Budget as Required by Article IV, Section 4.04 of the Allen City Charter.


Conduct a Public Hearing Regarding the Fiscal Year 2009-2010 City Tax Rate.


Conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt a Resolution Adopting the 2009-2010 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.


Conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt an Ordinance Amending the Allen Land Development Code by Granting a Change in Zoning from “PD” Planned Development No. 6 Shopping Center District to “CF” Community Facilities District for 6.962± Acres to Allow for a Church Generally Located at the Northeast Corner of Greenville Avenue and Rivercrest Boulevard.


Motion to Confirm Appointments of Councilmembers as Liaisons to City Boards and Commissions, as Nominated by Mayor Terrell.


Motion to Confirm City Council Appointments to the Various Nominating Committees for the Appointment of Boards and Commissions for Fiscal Year 2009-10.

Other Business.
  • August 25 - Public Hearing on the Budget and Tax Rate for FY 2009-10
Items of Interest. [Council announcements regarding local civic and charitable events, meetings, fundraisers, and awards.]

  • August 12 - Stacy Road Art Unveiling / The Village at Allen / 10:30 a.m.
Executive Session. (As needed)
  Legal, Section 551.071; Property, Section 551.072; Personnel, Section 551.074.
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.)
  20. Personnel Pursuant to Section 551.074 of the Texas Government Code
Interview and Discuss Candidates to Fill the Vacancy on the Economic Development Corporation.
  21. Reconvene and Consider Action Items Discussed During Executive Session.
Consider Making an Appointment to Fill a Vacancy in Place No. 3 of the Allen Economic Development Corporation.

>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, August 7, 2009, 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.