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AGENDAS

FOR THE AMARILLO CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018 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) Discuss Beautification and Public Arts Advisory Board;

(3) Presentation and Discussion regarding Short-Term Rentals;

(4) Discuss Budget Policies; and

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

REGULAR MEETING ITEMS

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 Beautification and Public Arts Advisory Board;

(3) Presentation and Discussion regarding Short-Term Rentals;

INVOCATION: Tom Roller
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.)

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

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 January 16, 2018.

B. ORDINANCE NO. 7704:
(Contact: AJ Fawver, Planning and Zoning Director) This is the second and final reading of an ordinance rezoning Lots 1-3, Block 2, Westcliff Park Unit No. 40, in Section 25, Block 9, BS&F Survey, Potter County, Texas plus one-half of all bounding streets, alleys, and public ways to change from Planned Development 55 with amendments B, C, and G (PD-55BCG) to Office District 1 (O-1). (Vicinity: Tascosa Road and Westwood Drive.)

C. ORDINANCE NO. 7705:
(Contact: AJ Fawver, Planning and Zoning Director) This is the second and final reading of an ordinance rezoning of Tract 10, Block 1, Eberstadt & Brock Unit No. 1, in Section 185, Block 2, AB&M Survey, Randall County, Texas plus one-half of all bounding streets, alleys, and public ways to change from General Retail (GR) to Planned Development 116 (PD-116), by expanding PD-116 to encompass this site. (Vicinity: South Georgia Street & Southwest 45th Avenue.)

D. ORDINANCE NO. 7706:
(Contact: AJ Fawver, Planning and Zoning Director) This is the second and final reading of an ordinance providing for specified changes in the adopted Comprehensive Plan by amending the Future Land Use and Character Map for the Estancia Addition Preliminary Plan Area (Recently Annexed area along Tascosa Road on the northwest side of Amarillo); providing a severability clause; and providing an effective date.  (Vicinity: Tascosa Road and North Coulter Street.)

E. ORDINANCE NO. 7707:
(Contact:  Michelle Bonner, Deputy City Manager) This is the second and final reading of an ordinance appointing the Presiding Judge of the Amarillo Municipal Court for the unexpired term of the fiscal years 2017/2018 and 2018/2019.

F. PURCHASE - REFUSE BAGS:
(Contact: David Lehfeldt, Solid Waste Superintendent) Awarded to Central Poly Bag Corp. -- $80,543.00 This item is the scheduled purchase of Solid Waste Refuse Bags that are made available to the customers that are served by hand collection.  This award will be used by the City of Amarillo Solid Waste Division for daily operational requirements.

G. AWARD CONTRACT FOR EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM SERVICES:
(Contact: Hector Mendoza, Health Plan Administrator) Awarded to highest evaluated proposer:  Deer Oaks EAP Services Funding of services is as follows for a three year contract -- $83,823.60 This item provides employee assistance program (EAP) services to the City of Amarillo employees. This program will enhance our Human Resource function providing access to counseling and training for the City employees. 

H. PURCHASE - TELEVISION AND DIGITAL ADVERTISING:
(Contact: Michael Connor, Director of Aviation) Awarded to KVII-TV One Broadcast Center -- $135,000.00 This item considers purchase of television and digital advertising in support of the Phoenix airline service.

I. PURCHASE - NEW AMERICAN AIRLINES SERVICE ADVERTISING:
(Contact: Michael Connor, Director of Aviation) Awarded to Alpha Media -- $77,000.00 This item recommends approval to purchase local radio advertising and cross-market digital advertising to support the Phoenix airline service.  This advertising is a requirement of the DOT grant and of the airline service agreement.

J. PURCHASE OF REPLACEMENT CHILLER FOR THE GLOBE NEWS CENTER (GNC) DAMAGED ON JANUARY 1, 2018:
(Contact: Jerry Danforth, Facilities & Special Projects Administrator) Robert Madden, Inc. -- $93,488.00 This is an emergency repair to replace a chiller at the GNC that was damaged during freezing temperatures on January 1, 2018 when we experienced power fluctuations that cause failed control circuits.

K. AVIATION CLEAR ZONE EASEMENT:
(Contact:  AJ Fawver, Planning and Zoning Director) Aviation Clear Zone Easement, being 3,850 feet above mean sea level above the plat of Amarillo Boulevard East Unit No. 5, an addition to the City of Amarillo, being an unplatted tract of land in Section 105, Block 2, AB&M Survey, Potter County, Texas. REGULAR AGENDA

2. ORDINANCE NO. 7708: 
(Contact:  Andrew Freeman, Economic Development Manager) This is the first reading of an ordinance approving the transfer of Lots 001 through 006, Block 0003, Lee Green’s Addition, an addition to the city of Amarillo, Potter County, Texas to Amarillo Habitat for Humanity, in accordance with Section 253.011 and Section 272.001 of the Texas Local Government Code; and authorizing the City Manager to execute all documents necessary to transfer ownership.

3. APPROVAL -- CENTER CITY TAX REINVESTMENT ZONE #1 DEVELOPER AGREEMENT FOR DUBS DEVELOPMENT, LLC: 
(Contact:  Andrew Freeman, Economic Development Manager) This item approves a Tax lncrement Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) #1 Developer Agreement for the Dubs Development commercial building located at 621 South Polk Street, a 90% tax rebate with an annual cap of $25,000 over a 10-year period, to assist with the increased unexpected construction costs associated with the project, together with the enhanced benefits that may result for the public in downtown spaces.

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