SEPTEMBER 14, 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.]

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 12-18, 2010, as "Constitution Week."

Recognition of a Certificate of Appreciation Presented to the City of Allen from the U.S. Census Bureau.


Recognition of the City of Allen Planning and Development Department as a Recipient of the Certificate of Achievement in 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.]
Approve Minutes of the August 24, 2010, Regular Meeting.

Adopt a Resolution Designating The Allen American as the Official Newspaper of the City of Allen for Fiscal Year 2010-2011.


Adopt a Resolution Authorizing Interlocal Agreements between the Cities of Allen and Plano with the Cities of Parker and Lucas, Plano ISD, and Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery Radio Systems to be Users on the Allen and Plano Jointly Owned Radio Communications System. 


Adopt a Resolution Renewing and Adopting the Amended Policy Statement for Tax Abatement Guidelines for the City of Allen.

Approve a Resolution Supporting  Redistricting Efforts of the Texas Legislature Related to the 2010 Census which Results in Congruent Congressional, Legislative, and State Board of Education Districts for All of Collin County.

Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Professional Services Agreement with Cynthia Porter Gore as Alternate Municipal Court Judge.

Award Bid and Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Pursuit Safety, Inc. for the Purchase of Vehicle Equipment and Installation Services in the Estimated Amount of $60,000 Annually with Four One-year Options to Renew under the Same Terms and Conditions.

Authorize the City Manager to Approve the Purchase and Installation of the FuelMaster AIM2 Fuel Control and Accounting System from Syn-Tech Systems, Inc. for the Municipal Fleet in the Amount of $91,220.50.

Accept the Resignation of John Kelley and Declare a Vacancy in Place No. 1 on the Planning and Zoning Commission.
  15. Accept Required Certifications from the Tax Assessor/Collector's Office.
Regular Agenda.

Adopt an Ordinance Approving the Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Budget, Amending the Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Budget, and Approving the 2011-2015 Capital Improvement Program.

  17. Adopt an Ordinance Setting the Tax Rate for the Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Budget.

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.)
Personnel Pursuant to Section 551.074 of the Texas Government Code —
     Discuss Appointments to the Allen Community Development Corporation, Allen Economic Development Corporation, Arts of Collin County Commission, Board of Adjustment, Building and Standards Commission, and Planning and Zoning Commission.
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 10, 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.