OCTOBER 25, 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.]
Recognition of the Local Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (Local T.A.A.F.) Athletes of the Year.
Recognition of Anne Gifford, Member of the "Allen Retired Teachers Association" and Past-President of the Allen Heritage Guild, as the Recipient of a National Award by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) for Developing a Second Grade Curriculum about Allen's History and Implementing the Program with the Allen ISD Elementary Schools.

Presentation of a Proclamation by the Office of the Mayor:

  • Presentation of a Proclamation to Donna Kliewer, Waste Services Manager, and Members of the Keep Allen Beautiful Board Proclaiming November 5, 2011, as Allen Recycles Day.  
Information Regarding Declaration of Stage 3 of the Water Conservation and Drought Contingency/Emergency Plan.

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 October 11, 2011, Regular Meeting.

Motion to Set Saturday, February 4, 2012, as the Date for the Strategic Planning Session with City Council and Executive Staff.


Adopt an Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 9 – Motor Vehicles and Traffic, Section 9-137(b), in Order to Modify the School Zone for Norton Elementary.

Adopt a Resolution Ordering the December 13, 2011, Special Election to Fill a Vacancy in Place No. 6 of the Allen City Council.
Adopt a Resolution Amending Fees for the Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium, Joe Farmer Recreation Center, Allen Senior Recreation Center, Ford Pool and The Edge @ Allen Station Park Visitor Center (The Edge Visitor Center).

Adopt a Resolution Authorizing Acceptance of Funds in the Amount of $85,763 from the Collin County Parks and Open Space Funding Assistance Program toward the Design of Cottonwood Creek Hike & Bike Trail and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute an Interlocal Agreement with Collin County for the Purpose of Designing Quality Parks and Recreational Facilities. 


Authorize the City Manager to Execute a License and Facilities Agreement with Ashton Dallas Residential, L.L.C. and 'The Preserve' in Allen Homeowners Association, Inc. Related to 'The Preserve'.


Receive the Summary of Property Tax Collections as of September 2011.

  14. Receive the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Status Report.
Regular Agenda.

Conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt an Ordinance Creating Planned Development PD 108 to Allow for Multi-family, Single-family, Senior Living, Mixed-use, Office and Retail Uses on Property Consisting of Seven Areas Totaling 326± Acres, Generally Located on the North and South Sides of Exchange Parkway, West of US 75 and East of Watters Creek.  [Twin Creeks Urban Center PD]

Other Business.


• October 26 – Texas Stampede Cattle Drive
                        Andrews Drive to Allen Event Center / 11:30 a.m.
• November 7 – TRIAD Meeting / Career Technology Center & Performing Arts
                        Center / Allen High School / 6:00 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.
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.)
  18. 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 21, 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.