SEPTEMBER 10, 2013  7:00 P.M.
Council Chambers
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.]
Presentation of a Proclamation by the Office of the Mayor:
  • Presentation of a Proclamation to Representatives of the General Bernardo de Galvez Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution Proclaiming September 17-23, 2013, as "Constitution Week."
  • Presentation of a Proclamation to Representatives of the Caddo Nation of the Allen Indian Guides and Princesses Organization Proclaiming September 10, 2013, as "Allen Indian Guides and Princesses Day."

Recognition of the City of Allen Finance Department as a Recipient of the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the Fourteenth Consecutive Year.


Presentation by Judy Wharton, Book Discussions Coordinator for ALLen Reads, Regarding the 2013 ALLen Reads Program.

Allen Economic Development Performance Overview and Update by Elizabeth Morris, Insight Research Corporation.
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 27, 2013, Regular Meeting.
Approve Minutes of the August 23-25, 2013, City Council Budget Workshop.

Adopt an Ordinance Approving and Enacting Supplement No. 10 to the Allen Land Development Code.


Adopt a Resolution Designating The Allen American as the Official Newspaper of the City of Allen for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.


Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Public Improvement Agreement with Allen Independent School District for a Traffic Signal at Watters Road and Bossy Boots Drive and Establish a Project Budget in the Amount of $150,000.


Award Bid and Authorize the City Manager to Execute an Annual Contract with Two Optional One-Year Renewals for Mowing Maintenance Service for Parks, Medians, Municipal Properties and Greenbelts with Martin Property Maintenance, LLC for an Annual Amount of $821,589 and with Blade Turners Maintenance for an Annual Amount of $147,665.


Accept Required Certifications from the Tax Assessor/Collector's Office Including the Certification of the Anticipated Tax Collections Rate for the 2013 Tax Year, the Certification of Excess Debt Collections for the 2012 Tax Year, and the 2013 Appraisal Roll.

Accept the Resignation of Susan Bartlemay and Declare a Vacancy in Place No. 3 on the Allen Economic Development Corporation Effective September 30, 2013.
Regular Agenda.

Conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt an Ordinance to Approve a Site Plan for Bahama Bucks, Located at 715 East Main Street.


Conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt an Ordinance to Change the Zoning of 24.653± Acres Located at the Northwest Corner of Chaparral Road and Angel Parkway from Planned Development PD No. 65 for Shopping Center to Planned Development PD No. 65 for Single Family Residential R-6 Uses, and Adopt a Concept Plan, Development Regulations and Building Elevations. (Morgan Crossing Phase IV)


Adopt an Ordinance Approving the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Budget, Amending the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Budget, and Approving the 2014-2018 Capital Improvement Program.


Adopt an Ordinance Setting the Tax Rate for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year Budget.

Other Business.
  18. Calendar.

• September 14 – The Courses at Watters Creek Ribbon Cutting, 9 a.m.
• September 24 – Keep Allen Beautiful 2013 Educator Expo, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., Allen Senior Recreation Center.

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, September 6, 2013, 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.
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