NOVEMBER 25, 2014  7:00 P.M.
Council Chambers
Allen City Hall
305 Century Parkway
Allen, TX 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 Proclamation by the Office of the Mayor:
  • Presentation of a Proclamation to Allen Area Small Business Owners Proclaiming November 29, 2014, as Small Business Saturday.
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 November 11, 2014, Regular Meeting.
Approve Minutes of the November 17, 2014, Joint Workshop with the Community Development Corporation.
Adopt a Resolution in Support of the Introduction and Adoption of Legislation in the Regular Session of the 84th Legislature of Texas that Increases Funding for the Texas Recreation and Parks Account and Large County and Municipality Recreation and Parks Account Local Park Grant Programs, and the Texas State Park System.
Adopt a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Apply For, Accept, Reject, Alter or Terminate a Grant Through the Wells Fargo / National Fish & Wildlife's Environmental Solutions for Communities Grant Program for Habitat Restoration Efforts at Molsen Farm.
  7. Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Quorum Architects, Inc., for Consulting Services for Renovation of the City Hall Basement for an Amount Not to Exceed $30,400.
Award Bid and Authorize the City Manager to Execute an Annual Contract with Siemens Industry, Inc. for Maintenance of City-owned Street Lights for an Annual Amount Not to Exceed $180,000.
Authorize the City Manager to Purchase 10 Vehicles and 2 Equipment Replacements for Various Departments from Dallas Dodge, Silsbee Ford, Meador Jeep, Reliable Chevrolet and Professional Turf Products through Interlocal Agreements with HGAC, Buyboard and Texas SmartBuy Cooperative Purchasing Programs for a Total Amount Not to Exceed $336,431.74.
Motion to Set Saturday, January 17, 2015, as the Date for the Strategic Planning Session with City Council.
Receive the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Status Reports.
Receive the Summary of Property Tax Collections as of October 2014.
Regular Agenda.
Conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt a Resolution Approving the 2013-2014 Comprehensive Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.
Other Business.
  • November 27-28 - City Facilities Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 5 - Christmas Tree Lighting, Allen Civic Plaza, 6:30 p.m.
  • December 6 - Rudolph Run, Downtown Allen, 8 a.m.
  • December 7 - Annual Rotary Christmas Parade, Downtown Allen, 2 p.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 21, 2014, 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.
Minutes have not been generated.