City Council Regular Meeting
September 8, 2020 - 7:00 PM
City 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.]

Presentation of Proclamations by the Office of the Mayor.


  • Presentation of a Proclamation to Jeff Timbs, Library Director, Proclaiming September 2020 as Library Card Sign-up Month.
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 August 25, 2020, Regular City Council Meeting.


Adopt an Ordinance Approving a Negotiated Settlement Between the Atmos Cities Steering Committee and Atmos Energy Corporation, Mid-Tex Division Regarding the Company's 2020 Rate Review Mechanism (RRM) Filing.


Adopt a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Execute an Interlocal Agreement Between the Cities of Allen, Plano, and The Colony to Allow the City of The Colony to Use the Radio System Jointly Owned by the City of Allen and the City of Plano.

Adopt a Resolution Designating The Allen American and The Dallas Morning News as Official Newspapers of the City of Allen for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.

Award Bid and Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Criterion Contractors Inc., for the City Hall Rotunda Reception Station Construction Project in the amount of $119,055.


Award Bid and Authorize the City Manager to Purchase Fitness Equipment from Team Marathon Fitness, Inc., for Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium and Joe Farmer Recreation Center in the Amount of $182,609.


Accept Required Certifications from the Tax Assessor/Collector's Office Including the Certifications Rate for the 2020 Tax Year, the Certification of Excess Debt Collections for the 2019 Tax Year, and the 2020 Appraisal Roll.

Regular Agenda.

Conduct a Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget as Required by Article IV, Section 4.04 of the Allen City Charter and Adopt an Ordinance Approving the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget, Amending the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget, and Approving the 2021-2025 Capital Improvement Program.


Conduct a Public Hearing Regarding the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 City Tax Rate and Adopt an Ordinance Setting the Tax Rate for the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget.


Adopt a Resolution Implementing the Water and Sewer Rates Recommended for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.


Adopt an Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances by Amending, in Its Entirety, Chapter 10, Offenses - Miscellaneous, Article V, Electioneering at Polling Locations Conducted on City-Owned Properties.

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.)


Personnel Pursuant to Section 551.074 of the Texas Government Code —

Discussion of the duties and responsibilities of the City Manager.


Reconvene and Consider Action on Items Resulting from 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, September 4, 2020 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.