City Council Regular Meeting
July 26, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Council Chambers
ALLEN, TX 75013

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.]


Recognition of Keep Texas Beautiful Award Winners.


Presentation of Proclamations by the Office of the Mayor:


  • Presentation of a Proclamation to the Allen Americans Professional Hockey Team Proclaiming 2016 as "Allen Americans Year."        
Presentation of the Library Board's Annual Report by Chairperson Devita Widmer.
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 July 12, 2016, Regular City Council Meeting.

Adopt an Ordinance Approving and Enacting Supplement No. 13 to the Allen Land Development Code.

Adopt an Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 3, "Animals and Fowl", Relating to the Keeping of Backyard Chickens.


Adopt a Resolution Opposing the Proposed Kittyhawk Transmission Line and Substation Project by Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. Regarding its Proposed Routes in Allen. 


Adopt a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute a Lease Purchase Agreement to Facilitate the Purchase of the Service Center Property from the Allen Independent School District for a Total Purchase Price of $1,700,000.


Adopt a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Commercial Contract of Sale with Molsen Farms Real Estate, Ltd. In the Amount of $2,333,333.33 Plus Closing Costs for the Purchase of 14 Acres of the 30 Acre Tract of Land  Located at Greenville Avenue and Ridgemont Drive, Including  Any Associated Incidental Expenses. [Molsen Farms]


Authorize the City Manager to Execute the Purchase of Devices, Holsters, and Cartridges for the Allen Police Department from Taser International Inc. for a Total Amount of $51,135.35.


Award Bid and Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Vulcan Signs to Provide Street Sign Blades, Sign Blanks, Stop Signs, and Sign Posts with Four Optional One-Year Renewals for an Annual Amount of $70,000.

Transmit the Proposed 2016-2017 City Budget and the Proposed 2017-2021 Capital Improvement Program.
14.Receive the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Status Reports.
15.Receive the Summary of Property Tax Collections as of June 2016.
Regular Agenda.

Conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt a Resolution Approving the 2016-2017 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.


Conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt an Ordinance Establishing Reinvestment Zone #32 and Approve a Tax Abatement Agreement with One Bethany Development Partners LP Supporting Construction of an Approximately 125,000 Square Foot Class A Office Building Located North of Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm on Bethany Drive. [Kaizen]

Other Business.
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, July 22, 2016, 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.