NOVEMBER 24, 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.]

Recognition of the Purchasing Division for Receipt of the 2009 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement 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.]
  3. Approve Minutes of the November 10, 2009, Regular Meeting.

Adopt a  Resolution Approving an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Nacogdoches Providing for a Cooperative Purchasing Program for Goods and Services and Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract with TriStem, Limited (TriStem) to Perform Audits of the City’s Electric and Natural Gas Bills for an Amount Equal to 45% of the Total Reimbursement Recouped from of the Value of the Billing Errors Identified for Repayment.


Authorize City Manager to Execute a Contract with Ford Audio-Video Systems, Inc. for the Purchase of Equipment and Installation of Council Chambers Audio/Video Upgrade for an Amount Not to Exceed $66,484.43.


Authorize the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute a Contract with “Commodores Entertainment Corporation” to Provide Entertainment for Allen USA Celebration for an Amount not to Exceed $50,000.


Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Service Agreement with Motorola in the Amount of $67,870.68 for the Fiscal Year 2009 - 2010.


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

Receive the Capital Improvement Program Status Report.

Regular Agenda.

Conduct a Public Hearing and Consider a Resolution Adopting the 2008-2009 Comprehensive Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program


Conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt an Ordinance Amending PD Planned Development No. 99 for Mixed Use Development for an Amendment to the Sign Plan for the Watters Creek Development Located Southwest of Bethany Drive and US 75.


Conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt an Ordinance Approving the City’s Participation in the Texas Enterprise Zone Program and Nominating Jack Henry and Associates, Inc. to the Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism as an Enterprise Zone Project.

Other Business.
  • November 26 - 27 - City Facilities Closed for Thanksgiving Holidays
  • December 4 - Christmas Tree Lighting in the Civic Plaza - 7 p.m.
  • December 5 - Rudolph Run in Downtown Allen - 7 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.)
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 20, 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.