City Council Regular Meeting
January 10, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Allen Public Library



Call to Order and Announce a Quorum is Present.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Public Recognition.
1.Citizen's 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.]

2.Presentation by Jane Bennett, Regarding the 2017 ALLen Reads Program.
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 the Minutes of the December 13, 2016, City Council Regular Meeting.

Appoint Cynthia Porter Gore as the Municipal Court Judge and Authorize the City Manager to Execute an Agreement Relating to her Appointment.


Adopt a Resolution Authorizing the Director of Parks and Recreation to Apply for, Accept, Reject, Alter or Terminate a Grant Through Texas Parks and Wildlife's Recreational Trails Program for Construction of the Bethany Lakes Loop Trail.


Authorize the City Manager to Continue the Professional Services Agreement with Bureau Veritas North America, Inc., for Building Inspection Services in an Amount not to Exceed $75,000.


Authorize the City Manager to Execute an Interlocal Agreement with the Collin County Community College District for the Construction and Use of a Public Safety Training Facility.

Authorize the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute a Third Amendment to the Economic Development Incentive Agreement and Civic Center Agreement with TCH Altera AHCC, LP to Amend the Timing of Infrastructure Grant Payments and the Date to Commence Construction.

Receive the Summary of Property Tax Collections as of November 2016.

Other Business.
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11.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.)


Personnel Pursuant to Section 551.074 of the Texas Government Code —

Annual Performance Review of the City Manager


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, January 6, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.


Shelley B. George, City Secretary

Allen Public Library is wheelchair accessible. Access to the building and special parking are available at the east side of the building. 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.