SEPTEMBER 13, 2011  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 a Blue Star Flag to a Family of Allen Service Personnel Currently Deployed by the U.S. Armed Forces.


Presentation of a Proclamation by the Office of the Mayor:

  • Presentation of a Proclamation to Representatives of the General Bernardo de Galvez Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution Proclaiming September 11-17, 2011, as 'Constitution Week'.
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.]
  4. Approve Minutes of the August 23, 2011, Regular Meeting.
Accept Resignation from Councilmember Jeff McGregor and Declare a Vacancy  in Place No. 6 of the Allen City Council.


Adopt a Resolution Designating The Allen American as the Official Newspaper of the City of Allen for Fiscal Year 2011-2012.


Adopt a Resolution Reappointing Members to Fill Expiring Terms on the Board of Directors for Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Reinvestment Zone No. 1 (Garden District).


Adopt a Resolution Reappointing Members to Fill Expiring Terms on the Board of Directors for Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Reinvestment Zone No. 2 (Central Business District).

  9. Accept Required Certifications from Tax Assessor/Collector's Office.

Authorize the City Manager to Execute an Economic Development Agreement with Piedmont Stacy Partners, L.P. in the Amount of $75,000.

Authorize the City Manager to Execute a One-year Contract with Lawn Star Landscape for an Expenditure not to Exceed $239,119.44 to Provide Litter Collection for Various City Properties and Detailed Overpass/Underpass Maintenance with Four One-year Options to Renew Under the Same Contract Terms and Conditions.
Regular Agenda.

Conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt an Ordinance to Amend Specific Use Permit SUP No. 100 for a Fueling Station to Add an Additional Fuel Dispenser Unit on 10.19± Acres Located at 1210 North Greenville Avenue. [Kroger Fuel Station]


Adopt an Ordinance Approving the Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Budget, Amending the Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Budget, and Approving the 2012-2016 Capital Improvement Program.

  14. Adopt an Ordinance Setting the Tax Rate for Fiscal Year 2011–2012.

Consider Appointments to Fill Expiring Terms and Vacancies on the Following Boards, Commissions, Committees and Corporations: Animal Shelter Advisory Committee, Board of Adjustment/Building and Standards Commission/Sign Control Board, Central Business District Design Review Committee, Community Development Corporation Board, Economic Development Corporation Board, Keep Allen Beautiful Board, Library Board, Parks and Recreation Board, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Public Art Committee.

Other Business.


• October 4 – Allen National Night Out 


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.)
Personnel Pursuant to Section 551.074 of the Texas Government Code — 

Discuss Appointments to the Community Development Corporation, Economic Development Corporation, Board of Adjustment, Building and Standards Commission, and Planning and Zoning Commission.
  19. 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 9, 2011, 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.