OCTOBER 11, 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.]
Present Plaques-of-Appreciation to Former Members of the Various Boards and Commissions. 

Recognition of ACTV as the Recipient of the Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP) First Place Film Fest Award for the "Recycle Bin" Video.


Recognition of Keep Allen Beautiful as the Recipient of Two Awards from the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR).


Presentation of the Allen Economic Development Corporation's Annual Report by Elizabeth Morris, Chief Economist/CEO of Insight Research Corporation.

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 September 27, 2011, Regular Meeting.
Adopt a Resolution Nominating PFSweb Inc. to the Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism as an Enterprise Zone Project.

Authorize the City Manager to Approve the Purchase and Installation of Three Solar Powered Mixing Units from SolarBee, Inc. for $134,181 for the Rowlett, Prestige, and Bethany Water Towers and Establish a Project Budget in the Amount of $150,000.

Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Daktronics for $480,640 for the Construction, Installation and Enhancement of Video Boards at the Allen Event Center.
Regular Agenda.
  10. Conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt an Ordinance Providing for the Taxation of Goods-in-Transit as Defined by Tax Code, Section 11.253.
Other Business.


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  12. 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 — 

Discussion of Duties of the Board of Directors of the Allen Economic Development Corporation.
  14. 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, October 7, 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.