OCTOBER 13, 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.]
Present Plaques-of-Appreciation to Former Members of the Various Boards and Commissions. 
Briefing by Friends of the Allen Public Library Board Member, Jane Bennett, Regarding the Friends of the Allen Public Library Annual Membership Drive.
  4. Presentation of Annual Report by Todd McIntosh, Chair of the Parks and Recreation Board.
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 September 22, 2009, Regular Meeting.
  6. Approve Minutes of the October 5, 2009, Special Called Meeting.

Adopt an Ordinance Repealing Article XIII, Section 9-341 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Allen, Texas, Which Prohibited Bicycle Riding in Certain Areas of FM2170 (McDermott Drive / Main Street).


Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract with GME Consulting Services, Inc. for Construction Materials Testing on the Allen Service Center and Public Safety Training Facility Project for an Amount Not to Exceed $117,500.


Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Christopher Fennell ("Artist") for the Design and Construction of Artwork for Fire Station #5 in the Amount of $60,000 and Establish a Project Budget of $66,000.


Authorize the City Manager to Award and Execute a Contract with CalHar Construction, Incorporated for the Construction of Six Cities Trail – Segment 1 along Rowlett Creek from Greenville Avenue to U.S. Highway 75 for an Amount Not to Exceed $536,747.


Authorize the City Manager to Purchase Four (4) T3 Personal Mobility Vehicles for the Allen Police Department from John Wright and Associates for an Amount Not to Exceed $48,384.


Receive the Summary of Property Tax Collections as of August 2009.

Regular Agenda.

Conduct a Second Reading of an Ordinance Adopting and Imposing a 90-day Moratorium for New Assembly Uses and Expansion of Existing Assembly Uses on Commercial Property and Adopt Ordinance.


Motion to Confirm the Appointment of Council Representatives to Place No. 7 on the Community Development Corporation,  Place No. 1 on the Allen Economic Development Corporation, and the Convention and Visitors Bureau Standing Committee as Recommended by Mayor Terrell.


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

Other Business.
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  17. 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.)

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 9, 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.