WATCH: Amarillo City Council meeting 11-28-2017


Here is the weekly Amarillo City Council meeting for 11-28-2017.


AGENDAS

FOR THE AMARILLO CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 28, 2017 AT 2:30 P.M., IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL, AT 509 SOUTHEAST 7TH AVENUE, AMARILLO, TEXAS, IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, THIRD FLOOR, CITY HALL, AMARILLO, TEXAS.
Please note: The City Council may take up items out of the order shown on any Agenda. The City Council reserves the right to discuss all or part of any item in an executive session at any time during a meeting or work session, as necessary and allowed by state law. Votes or final decisions are made only in open Regular or Special meetings, not in either a work session or executive session.

WORK SESSION

A. City Council will discuss or receive reports on the following current matters or projects.

(1) Review agenda items for regular meeting and attachments;

(2) Discuss Boards and Commissions Appointments; and

(3) Consider future Agenda items and request reports from City Manager.

A. City Council will discuss or receive reports on the following current matters or projects.

(1) Review agenda items for regular meeting and attachments;

(2) Discuss Boards and Commissions Appointments; and

(3) Consider future Agenda items and request reports from City Manager.

B. City Council may convene in Executive Session to receive reports on or discuss any of the following pending projects or matters.

(1) Section 551.074 - Discuss the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, and qualifications of a public officer or employee, in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act.

(a) Amarillo Economic Development Corporation

(b) Amarillo Hospital District Board of Managers

(c) Amarillo Local Government Corporation

(d) East Gateway Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #2

(e) Planning and Zoning Commission

(f) Zoning Board of Adjustment ________________________________________________________________

REGULAR MEETING ITEMS

INVOCATION: Greg Dowell, Amarillo Central Church of Christ
PUBLIC COMMENT: Citizens who desire to address the City Council with regard to matters on the agenda or having to do with the City's policies, programs, or services will be received at this time. The total time allotted for comments is 30-minutes with each speaker limited to three (3) minutes. City Council may not discuss items not on this agenda, but may respond with factual, established policy information, or refer to staff. The City Council may choose to place the item on a future agenda. (Texas Attorney General Opinion. JC-0169.)

1. CONSENT AGENDA:
It is recommended that the following items be approved and that the City Manager be authorized to execute all documents necessary for each transaction: THE FOLLOWING ITEMS MAY BE ACTED UPON BY ONE MOTION. NO SEPARATE DISCUSSION OR ACTION ON ANY OF THE ITEMS IS NECESSARY UNLESS DESIRED BY A COUNCILMEMBER, IN WHICH EVENT THE ITEM SHALL BE CONSIDERED IN ITS NORMAL SEQUENCE AFTER THE ITEMS NOT REQUIRING SEPARATE DISCUSSION HAVE BEEN ACTED UPON BY A SINGLE MOTION.

A. MINUTES: 
Approval of the City Council minutes of the regular meeting held on November 14, 2017.

B. ORDINANCE NO.  7687: (Contact: AJ Fawver, Planning and Zoning Director) 
This is the second and final reading to consider providing a variance to distance regulations prohibiting the sale or alcoholic beverages within 300 feet of a public school.  The City Council, as the governing board of the City of Amarillo, Texas, and pursuant to Section 109.33(e) of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, may grant a variance to Section 14-3-5 of the City of Amarillo Municipal Code (enacted pursuant to Section 109.33(a)(1) of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code) for off-premise consumption at the following location: Block 1, Westhaven Park, Unit 1, Section 227, Block 2, AB&M Survey, Randall County, Texas.

C. ORDINANCE NO.  7688: (Contact:  David Lehfeldt and Jonathan Lofton)
This is the second and final reading of an ordinance amending Article IV, Chapter 8-3, Section 8-3-82 and Section 8-3-94; Article V, Chapter 8-3, Section 8-3-116 and adding Section 8-3-134; to provide for disposal of tires; providing for regulation of tire businesses.

D. ORDINANCE NO.  7689: (Contact:  Floyd Hartman, CP&DE Director)
This is the second and final reading to consider an Ordinance to amend Chapter 4-6, Article I, Section 4-6-3 and Article V, Section 4-6-206 of the Amarillo Municipal Code. This Ordinance is to provide specific requirements for design, collection of fees, procedures for the issuance of permits and penalties for the installation of wireless facilities.

E. CONSIDER PURCHASE APPROVAL OF SECURITY SYSTEM VIRTUALIZATION SOFTWARE: (Contact:  Michael W. Conner, Director of Aviation)
Awarded to Carahsoft Technology Corp. -- $52,134.02 VMware virtualization software for the Airport’s security system servers.  This item awards the Airport’s security access control system servers and video surveillance system servers are being replaced.  This will improve security at the Airport long-term.  This software is required to operate the servers.

F. CONSIDER PURCHASE APPROVAL OF COMPUTER HARDWARE, SUPPORT, WARRANTIES, DATA STORAGE HARD DRIVES, NETWORKING, AND RELATED HARDWARE AND LICENSES: (Contact:  Michael W. Conner, Director of Aviation)
Awarded to Candoris -- $169,663.01 This item awards the computer hardware, support warranties, data storage hard drives, networking, and related hardware and licenses for replacement of security system servers.  The Airport’s security access control system servers and video surveillance system servers are being replaced.

G. CONSIDER PURCHASE APPROVAL OF SECURITY SYSTEM SERVERS, ASSOCIATED NETWORKING, AND RELATED HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE ITEMS: (Contact:  Michael W. Conner, Director of Aviation)
Awarded to Candoris -- $181,021.87 This item awards the security servers, networking, and related hardware and software support items.  The Airport’s security access control system servers and video surveillance system serves are being replaced.  This will improve the security at the Airport long-term.

H. PURCHASE - 3-YARD SOLID WASTE DUMPSTERS WITH EXTRA LIDS: Award by competitive bid: Line #1 - 3-yard Dumpsters $184,000.00 Line #2 - 25 extra lid sets $3,475.00 Total Award $187,475.00
This item is the scheduled replacement of solid waste dumpers that have reached or exceeded their useable life.  This award will be used by the City of Amarillo Solid Waste Division for daily operational requirements. REGULAR AGENDA

4. PRESENTATION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCE NO.  7690:   (Contact:  Andrew Freeman, Economic Development Manager)
This is a public hearing and first reading of an ordinance to consider designating certain areas of the City as Reinvestment Zone No. 9 for commercial and industrial tax abatement.

2. ORDINANCE NO.  7691 - AMENDING CHAPTER 2-6, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS:   (Contact: Mick McKamie, City Attorney)
This is the first reading of an ordinance amending Chapter 2-6 of the Amarillo Municipal Code, Section 2-6-6 for the purpose of aligning appointments to all city boards and commissions whose membership is appointed by the City Council, Mayor or City Manager to be made in November each year and term commencing in January and upon the qualification of the member.

3. APPOINTMENTS - BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS:             Appointments are needed for the annual appointments of the following boards and commissions: Airport Advisory Board Amarillo Hospital District Board of Directors Amarillo Local Government Corporation Board of Review - Landmarks & Historic District Canadian River Municipal Water Authority Colonies Public Improvement District Advisory Board Community Development Advisory Committee Convention & Visitor Council East Gateway Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #2 Environmental Task Force Greenways Public Improvement District Heritage Hills Public Improvement District Advisory Board Parks and Recreation Board Planning and Zoning Commission Point West Improvement District Advisory Board Traffic Advisory Board Zoning Board of Adjustment Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities Amarillo Economic Development Corporation Center City Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #1 Board of Directors Condemnation Appeals Commission Construction Advisory & Appeals Board Council Audit Committee

5. CONSIDER ADOPTION OF CITY COUNCIL PILLARS AND INITIATIVES WORK LIST.   Amarillo City Hall is accessible to individuals with disabilities through its main entry on the south side (Southeast 7th Avenue) of the building.  An access ramp leading to the main entry is located at the southwest corner of the building.  Parking spaces for individuals with disabilities are available in the south parking lot.  City Hall is equipped with restroom facilities, communications equipment and elevators that are accessible.  Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations or a sign language interpreter must contact the City Secretary’s Office 48 hours prior to meeting time by telephoning 378-3013 or the City TDD number at 378-4229. 

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