NOVEMBER 23, 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.]

Mayor Terrell will Join with Sergeant Underwright of The Salvation Army to Officially Kickoff the 2010 Red Kettle Season.

Present Plaques-of-Appreciation to Former Members of the Various Boards and Commissions. 

Presentation of Annual Report by Lon Braselton, Chair of the Animal Shelter Advisory Committee.

Recognition of Dr. Alan Coffman, Board Member of the Allen Animal Shelter Advisory Committee, as Recipient of the W.R. Bilderback Award, Veterinarian of the Year Award.
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 9, 2010, Regular Meeting.
Approve Minutes of the November 1, 2010, Triad Meeting.
Approve Minutes of the November 16, 2010, Special Called Meeting.

Motion to Cancel the December 28, 2010, City Council Meeting.


Adopt an Ordinance Amending the Speed Limit Zone Boundaries Along Exchange Parkway from 400 Feet East of Alma Drive to 400 Feet East of Greenville Avenue and Lowering the Speed Limit from 45 MPH to 40 MPH.


Adopt a Resolution Determining the Necessity for Acquisition of Land for the Construction of the Starcreek Hike and Bike Trail, and Authorize the City Manager and City Attorney to File Proceedings in Eminent Domain to Acquire Such Property, if Necessary.


Adopt a Resolution Confirming the Action of the Arts of Collin County Commission to Dedicate and Convey 19.51+ Acres for the Construction and Maintenance of a Hike and Bike Trail that will Serve as Part of the Six Cities Trail System.


Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada to Serve as the City's Stop-Loss Insurance Provider for Health Related Claims.


Authorize the City Manager to Execute the Necessary Documents Ratifying the Cities Aggregation Power Project's (CAPP) Contracts with Next Era for the Provision of Electricity for a Period Beginning on or about January 1, 2011, and Extending Up to December 31, 2018.


Authorize the City Manager to Purchase Twenty-One Vehicles for Various Departments Through the Buyboard Cooperative Purchasing and Houston-Galveston Area Council of Governments' Contractors:  Philpott Motors,  for an Amount of $404,685.06 and Dallas Dodge, for an Amount of $96,092.00 with a Total Amount Not to Exceed $500,777.06.


Award Bid and Authorize the City Manager to Execute an Annual Unit Price Contract with Stripe-A-Zone for Pavement Markings with Annual Expenditures Anticipated at less than $225,000 per Year.


Award Bid and Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Bass Site Solutions, LLC in the Amount of $60,244.60 for the Improvement of the Fox Hollow Open Space and Establish a Project Budget in the Amount of $104,000.

Receive the Summary of Property Tax Collections as of October 2010.

Receive the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Status Reports.

Regular Agenda.

Conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt an Ordinance Granting Specific Use Permit SUP No. 114 for an Assisted Living Facility on Property Currently Zoned Planned Development PD No. 3 for Multifamily MF-12 uses. The Property is 7.30± Acres Situated in the William Perrin Survey, Abstract No. 708; Located North of Prestige Circle and West of Greenville Avenue. (SUP 8/20/10-65) [Allen Assisted Living]

Other Business.


·         November 25-26, 2010 - City Hall Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving

·         December 3, 2010 - City of Allen Christmas Tree Lighting, Civic Plaza, 7 p.m.

·         December 4, 2010 - Rudolph Run, Checkin 7 a.m., Race 8:15 a.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.)
  23. 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 19, 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.