NOVEMBER 22, 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 Allen City Television (ACTV) for a Series of Awards from the Texas Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (TATOA), National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), and the Lone Star Emmy.
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 November 8, 2011, Regular Meeting.
Approve Minutes of the November 7, 2011, Triad Meeting of the Allen City Council, Allen Independent School District Board of Trustees and Allen-Fairview Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee.
Authorize the City Manager to Approve the Assignment of the Amended and Restated Tax Abatement Agreement with Duke Realty Limited Partnership to the Blackstone Group d/b/a BRE/COH TX LLC and Proceed with Execution of the Consent to Assignment of Amended and Restated Tax Abatement Agreement.


Authorize the City Manager to Execute 19 Change Orders with TriTech Software Systems for the Public Safety Computer Aided Dispatch and Records Management System in the amount of $334,130.13.


Authorize the City Manager to Purchase Twenty-Four Vehicles for Various Departments Through the Buyboard Cooperative Purchasing, State of Texas, Bid Express and Tarrant County Contracted Vendors; Philpott Ford for an Amount of $312,892.05, Caldwell Chevrolet for an Amount of $25,581.00 and Reliable Chevrolet for an Amount of $312,329.53, with a Total Amount Not to Exceed $650,802.58.

Award Bid and Authorize City Manager to Execute a Contract with Standard Utility Construction, Inc. for an Annual Contract for Maintenance of City-owned Street Lights For an Annual Amount Not to Exceed $200,000.

Award Bid and Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract with RKM Utility Services, Inc. in the Amount of $1,087,526 for Walden Park Estates Water Line & Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation, Phase 2 and Establish a Project Budget in the Amount of $1,340,000.

Award Bid and Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract for Construction of Phase 3 of the Dayspring Nature Preserve with Parkscape Construction, Incorporated for an Amount Not to Exceed $483,630.98 and Amend the Project Budget in the Amount of $574,954.
Authorize the City Manager to Sign a Memorandom of Understanding By and Between the City of Allen and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Allen Related to the Hospital's Participation in a Low Income Medication Program (340B Program).
Declare a Vacancy in Place No. 5 on the Board of Adjustment, Building and Standards Commission, and Sign Control Board.

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

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

Conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt an Ordinance Granting Specific Use Permit SUP No. 120 for a Martial Arts Studio on a Portion of Lot 3, Block A, McDermott Towne Crossing, Located at 1314 W. McDermott Drive, Suite #130. [Siam Star Muay Thai & MMA]


Conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt an Ordinance Granting Specific Use Permit SUP No. 121 for a Martial Arts Studio on a Portion of Lot 1, Block 1, Bethany Park Place, Located at 1208 E. Bethany Drive, Suite #10. [Karate For Kids]


Conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt an Ordinance to Incorporate a Concept Plan and Amend the Development Regulations for 31.4± Acres of Property Zoned Multi-Family MF and Local Retail LR within Planned Development PD No. 63, Generally Located Northeast of the Intersection of Ridgeview Drive and Custer Road. [Custer/Ridgeview]


Conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt an Ordinance to Amend Planned Development PD No. 78 for Corridor Commercial CC to Allow Outdoor Food and Retail Kiosks on Lot 1R, Block 1, Allen Premium Outlets, located at 820 W. Stacy Road. [Allen Premium Outlets]

Other Business.


·        November 24-25 - City Facilities Closed for Thanksgiving Holidays

·        November 28 - December 9 - Early Voting for the December 13 Special Election

·        December 2 - City of Allen Christmas Tree Lighting, Allen Civic Plaza, 7 p.m.

·        December 3 - Annual Rudolph Run in Downtown Allen, Allen Heritage Center, 7 a.m.

  20. 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.)

Executive Session Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071 Consultation with City Attorney Regarding Pending Eminent Domain Matter: City of Allen v Cottonwood Management, LTD Cause Number 002-2210-2011.

  22. 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, November 18, 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.