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Video and agenda: Amarillo City Council meeting 12-5-2017


Here is the Amarillo City Council meeting from December 5, 2017.


AGENDAS

FOR THE AMARILLO CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017 AT 3:00 P.M. AND THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE AMARILLO CITY COUNCIL AT 5:00 P.M., CITY HALL, 509 SOUTHEAST 7th AVENUE, COUNCIL CHAMBER ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF 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) Policy Governance Leadership discussions with Bob Schroeder;

(3) Discuss Commercial Aviation Minimum Standards;

(4) Presentation of Civic Center Energy Cost Savings Initiatives;

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

(5) Discuss 2018 City Initiatives; and

(6) 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) Discuss Presiding Municipal Court Judge Applicants.

(2) Sec. 551.071 - Consult with attorney on a matter in which the attorney’s duty to the governmental body under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct conflicts with this chapter.

(a) Discussion regarding status of negotiations - MPEV construction contract, and related matters. _______________________________________________________

REGULAR MEETING ITEMS

INVOCATION: Kevin Deckard, Polk Street United Methodist Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Cub Scouts Pack No. 3 PROCLAMATION: "The Wall That Heals" 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 28, 2017.

B. ORDINANCE NO.  7690:
(Contact:  Andrew Freeman, Economic Development Manager) This is second and final reading of an ordinance to consider designating certain areas of the City as Reinvestment Zone No. 9 for commercial and industrial tax abatement.

C. ORDINANCE NO.  7691 - AMENDING CHAPTER 2-6, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS:
(Contact: Mick McKamie, City Attorney) This is the second and final 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. 

D. CONSIDERATION -- RECENTLY COMPLETED COMMERCIAL AVIATION MINIMUM STANDARDS:
(Contact:  Michael W. Conner, Director of Aviation) In concert with RS&H and Aviation Management Consulting Group (AMCG), the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport has drafted an updated set of Commercial Aviation Minimum Standards for adoption. These standards would replace the 1993 standards currently in place. The proposed standards account for existing industry trends and comply with current regulatory standards established by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

E. APPROVAL - INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN AMARILLO POLICE DEPARTMENT AND CANYON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS:
(Contact:  Col. Ken Funtek, Amarillo Police Department) This item approves an interlocal agreement for the Amarillo Police Department to supply two (2) police officers during the school year assigned by mutual agreement. The purpose of the Agreement is to ensure the safety and welfare of CISD of students and personnel. This agreement is a one-year agreement which automatically renews for additional one-year periods through July 31, 2027.

F. CONSIDER - GRANTING OF A DRAINAGE EASEMENT ADJACENT TO QUAIL CREEK UNIT #1 ON CITY PROPERTY:
(Contact: Floyd Hartman, CP&D Engineering)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Consider granting of a Drainage Easement on City of Amarillo Property to the West of Lot 6, Block 1, Quail Creek Addition Unit #1. This is a drainage easement across City property that lies southwest of the development.  Currently the drainage from the existing lot sheet drains across the City property due to the natural topography.  The development of the lot requires drainage improvement be installed.  In order to install the improvements an easement is required to insure maintenance of the City property by the developed lot owners.

G. CONSIDER - TUBERCULOSIS FEDERAL GRANT: 
(Contact:  Casie Stoughton, Director of Public Health) Grant Amount: $53,123 Grantor: Texas Department of State Health Services This item accepts the award from the Texas Department of State Health Services from January 1, 2018 thru December 31, 2018 to continue funding to prevent and control the transmission of active and latent tuberculosis.

H. TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE:
(Contact:  Rich Gagnon, IT Director) Suddenlink -- $190,965.15 Under the terms of this agreement Suddenlink will provide fiber, broadband, TV and phone service across seven locations for a term of 36-months.

I. APPROVAL - AVIATION CLEAR ZONE EASEMENTS:
(Contact: AJ Fawver, Planning and Zoning Director) Aviation Clear Zone Easement, being 4,850 feet above mean sea level above the plat of Tradewind Square Unit No. 3, an addition to the City of Amarillo, being an unplatted tract of land in Section 173, Block 2, AB&M Survey, Randall County, Texas.

J. CONSIDER AWARD - CHANGE ORDER NO. 3 IN THE AMOUNT OF  $74,696.23 FOR THE LANDFILL GAS COLLECTION AND CONTROL SYSTEM - PHASE I:
(Contact:  Alan Harder, P.E.) Original Contract: $3,993,577.00 Previous Change Orders: $19,293.54 Current Change Order: $74,696.23 Revised Contract Total: $4,087,566.77
This item is to consider approval of Change Order No. 3 which provides the placement of fill soil along the landfill access road with a drainage culvert for stormwater runoff, construction of an enclosure for the blower/flare station air compressor, adjustments to gas wells and horizontal risers, repair of gas wells damaged by landfill operations, excavation of rock, electrical conduit, reimbursement for Contractor time to reroute collection piping, repair of the landfill base liner, and adds ten weather days to the contract time. REGULAR AGENDA

2. PRESENTATION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCE NO.  7698: 
(Contact: Andrew Freeman, Economic Development Manager) This is the first reading of an ordinance approving the Final Project and Financing Plan for East Gateway Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 2 ("Zone"), approving the City of Amarillo’s participation in the Zone, and amending Ordinance No. 7627 as to the Board composition, project approval procedures, and clarifying the correct 2016 base value.

3. PRESENTATION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCE NO.  7699: 
(Contact:  Rod Tweet, Parks Director and Kevin Starbuck, Assist. City Manager) This is the first reading of an ordinance amending Section 2-6-44, Article IV, Parks and Recreation Board, Chapter 2-6, Boards and Commission to expand the board from five (5) members to eleven (11) members.

4. PRESENTATION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCE NO.  7700: 
This is the first reading of an ordinance establishing a Beautification and Public Arts Advisory Board.

5. RESOLUTION - VACATING A SANITARY SEWER EASEMENT: 
(Contact:  AJ Fawver, Planning and Zoning Director) Consideration and possible action on a resolution approving the vacation of a blanket sewer easement occupying Lots 7A and 7B, Henry Reed’s Subdivision Unit No. 10, and the remainder of Tract 7, Henry Reed’s Subdivision Unit No. 1, and  established by document Volume 450, Page 277 and Volume 450, Page 278 filed with the County of Potter, Texas.  This vacation was reviewed and recommended for approval by a 6:0 vote from the Planning and Zoning Commission. (Vicinity:  West Cliffside Drive and Highway 287.)

6. RESOLUTION - EXTENDING THE ENVIRONMENTAL TASK FORCE COMMITTEE: 
(Contact:  Raymond Lee, Public Works Director) This item considers extending the Environmental Task Force Committee which was established by Resolution No. 06-20-17-2. It was charged with researching and evaluating recycling operations for the community and to identify a potential list of other environmental concerns that may be similarly researched and evaluated and brought to the City’s attention. The Environmental Task Force is scheduled to sunset January 11, 2018.  This resolution reauthorizes the Environmental Task Force. 

7. PRESENTATION AND CONSIDERATION OF 2017 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RANCH RODEO EVENT SUPPORT CONTRACT: 
(Contact:  Michelle Bonner, Deputy City Manager) This is a contract with the Working Ranch Cowboys Association (WRCA) agreeing to reimburse WRCA for (i) the cost to acquire facilities for the Event; (ii) the cost of conducting the Event; and/or (iii) the cost of preparations necessary or desirable for the conduct of the Event.

8. APPOINTMENTS - BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS: 
Appointments are needed for the annual appointments of the following boards and commissions: Community Development Advisory Committee Parks and Recreation Board 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.  Posted this1st day of December 2017. Amarillo City Council meetings stream live on Cable Channel 10 and are available online at: www.amarillo.gov/granicus Archived meetings are also available.

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