SEPTEMBER 8, 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.]
Presentation of Proclamations by the Office of the Mayor:
  • Presentation of a Proclamation to Representatives of the Local Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter Proclaiming September 17-23, 2009, as Constitution Week.

    Presentation of a Proclamation to Representatives of the U.S. Census Bureau Proclaiming the 2010 Census as a Top Priority for the City of Allen.
  3. Presentation by the U.S. Census Bureau Regarding the 2010 Census.

Recognition of the City of Allen Planning and Development Department as the Recipient of the Certificate of Achievement for Planning Excellence Award from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association.

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.]
  5. Approve Minutes of the August 25, 2009, Regular Meeting.

Adopt an Ordinance Approving a Settlement Agreement between the Coalition of Cities Served by CoServ and CoServ Gas Regarding the Company's Statement of Intent to Increase Gas Rates.


Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Aire Dynamics, Inc. to Design, Furnish and Install HVAC Control Interface and Booster Heaters for the Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium for an Amount Not to Exceed $109,950.19, and Establish a Project Budget of $139,290.


Award Bid and Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Meridian Solar, Inc. to Design, Furnish, and Install Photovoltaic (Solar) Systems at the Municipal Court/Parks and Recreation Building and the Service Center Building for $540,643.94 Contingent upon Award of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant and Establish a Project Budget of $603,000.


Award Bid and Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Procon Paving and Construction for Construction Services as it Relates to the Shallowater Drive Project for an Amount of $195,852, and Amend the Project Budget to $280,000.


Award Bid and Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Mario Sinacola & Sons Excavating, Inc. for Construction Services as it Relates to the Watters Road Project for an Amount of $1,218,465.18 and Amend the Project Budget to $2,250,000.


Motion to Approve the Proposed Elevations for the Proposed Walmart Supercenter to be Located at the Northwest Corner of US 75/Central Expressway and Exchange Parkway.


Accept the Certification of Anticipated Tax Collection Rate for the 2009-2010 Taxable Year, the Certification of Excess Debt Collections for the 2008-2009 Taxable Year, and the 2009 Appraisal Roll.

Accept a Resignation and Declare a Vacancy in Place No. 6 on the Public Art Committee.
Regular Agenda.

Adopt an Ordinance Approving the Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Budget, Amending the Fiscal Year 2008-2009 Budget, and Approving the 2010-2014 Capital Improvement Program.

  15. Adopt an Ordinance Setting the Tax Rate for the 2009-2010 Fiscal Year Budget.

Adopt a Resolution Establishing a Range of Fees for Parks and Recreation Adult Athletic Programs and for the Rental of Facilities at The Edge at Allen Station Park.

Motion to Confirm City Council Appointments to the Finance/Audit Committee for Fiscal Year 2009-10 as Recommended by Mayor Terrell.
Other Business.
  • September 17 - Keep Allen Beautiful Educator Expo, 4:30 p.m.

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

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. 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, September 4, 2009, 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.