Video and agenda: Amarillo City Council meeting 9-4-2018


Editors Note: The Amarillo City Council did not video the 12:00 pm public comment portion of this week's meeting.

7:00 am Session:


AGENDAS

FOR A REGULAR MEETING OF THE AMARILLO CITY COUNCIL TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 AT 7:00 A.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.

1. PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX INCREASE:   (Contact:  Michelle Bonner, Deputy City Manager) THE CITY OF AMARILLO IS CONSIDERING A TAX RATE OF $0.36838, WHICH IS GREATER THAN THE CURRENT RATE.  THIS PROPOSED RATE WILL RAISE MORE TAXES THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE.  THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 1.80 PERCENT.  THE TAX ON AN AVERAGE HOME LAST YEAR WAS $476.49.  THE TAX ON AN AVERAGE HOME WOULD BE $495.33 UNDER THE PROPOSED RATE.

1. PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX INCREASE:   (Contact:  Michelle Bonner, Deputy City Manager) THE CITY OF AMARILLO IS CONSIDERING A TAX RATE OF $0.36838, WHICH IS GREATER THAN THE CURRENT RATE.  THIS PROPOSED RATE WILL RAISE MORE TAXES THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE.  THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 1.80 PERCENT.  THE TAX ON AN AVERAGE HOME LAST YEAR WAS $476.49.  THE TAX ON AN AVERAGE HOME WOULD BE $495.33 UNDER THE PROPOSED RATE.

2. PUBLIC HEARING ON FISCAL YEAR 2018/2019 BUDGET:   (Contact:  Michelle Bonner, Deputy City Manager) This Budget will raise more total property taxes than last year’s budget by $1,239,167 or 2.8%, and of that amount $734,270 is tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year.

1:00 pm Session:


AGENDAS

FOR A REGULAR MEETING OF THE AMARILLO CITY COUNCIL TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 AT 1:00 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.

INVOCATION: Casey Wyatt
PROCLAMATION: "National Preparedness Month"

1. DISCUSSION:   City Council will discuss or receive reports on the following current matters or projects.

A. Discussion on Downtown Parking Management Implementation and Valet Parking; and

B. Consider future Agenda items and request reports from City Manager.

A. Discussion on Downtown Parking Management Implementation and Valet Parking; and

2. CONSENT ACTION ITEMS:   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 August 28, 2018.

B. ORDINANCE NO. 7749: (Contact: Cris Valverde, Planning Assistant Director) This is the second and final reading of an ordinance rezoning  Lots 1 thru 3, a portion of Lot 4, a portion of Lot 9, Lots 10 thru 12, and vacated alley, Block 26, San Jacinto Heights Amended, in Section 225, Block 26, AB&M Survey, Potter County, Texas,  plus one half of all bounding streets, alleys, and public ways to change from Residential District-3 (R-3) to Neighborhood Service (NS) and Light Commercial  (LC) to Neighborhood Service (NS) for an existing free medical clinic. (Vicinity: South Mississippi Street and Southwest 7th Avenue).

C. ORDINANCE NO. 7750: (Contact: Cris Valverde, Planning Assistant Director) This is the second and final reading of an ordinance rezoning City View Estates Unit 18, Section 231, Block 2, AB&M Survey, Randall County, Texas changing from Residential District-1 (R-1) to Residential District-2 (R-2). (Vicinity: South Western Street and Knoll Drive).

D. CONSIDER AWARD -  FY 2017-2021 COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PROGRAM: FY 2017-2018 SEWER MAIN REHABILITATION BY PIPE BURSTING - VARIOUS LOCATIONS: (Contact: Kyle Schniederjan,  City Engineer) PM Construction & Rehab, LLC -- $1,886,030.00 This item is to consider award of the construction contract for the installation of new 6-inch and 8-inch sanitary sewer main and corresponding sewer taps.

E. AWARD - INSTALLATION OF VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVE AND PUMP MOTOR AT RECLAIMED PUMP STATION AT THE RIVER ROAD RECLAMATION PLANT: (Contact:  Jonathan Gresham - Assistant Director of Utilities) Brown Construction Services -- $416,708.00 This item is to approve the contract for construction services for Brown Construction Service for the installation of the new pump motor and Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) at the River Road Reclamation Plant.

F. AWARD --  CONTRACT FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES: (Contact: Travis Bates, Environmental Administrator) Awarded to Alan Plummer Associates, Inc. -- $83,160.00 This contract awards the professional engineering services for application and renewal of the City of Amarillo 2019 Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit. The total amount combined amount is $83,160. This total includes up to $50,000 in reserve for Special Services if required, and only with express written authorization from the City of Amarillo. While Basic Services in the amount of $33,160 provides for an Administratively Complete (TCEQ) MS4 Permit Application.

G. CONSIDER RENEWAL - AETNA: (Contact: Mitchell Normand, Director of Human Resources) Consider exercising the one year contract renewal option with Aetna, the City’s medical carrier, for calendar year 2019. 

H. CONSIDER RENEWAL - MAXOR: (Contact: Mitchell Normand, Director of Human Resources) Consider exercising the one year contract renewal option with Maxor, the City’s prescription benefit manager, for calendar year 2019.

3. NON-CONSENT ACTION ITEMS: 

A. ORDINANCE NO. 7751: (Contact: Cris Valverde, Planning Assistant Director) This is the second and final reading of an ordinance rezoning Lot 10, Block 13, of Quail Creek Unit No. 24, Amended, an addition to the City of Amarillo, Potter County, in Section 25, Block 9, BS&F Survey, to change the zoning  from General Retail Zoning District (GR) to General Retail- Specific Use Permit 195 (GR/SUP 195) (Vicinity: Plum Creek Drive and Wal-Mart Private Drive).

B. RESOLUTION -- AUTHORIZING THE AMARILLO CONVENTION AND VISITOR COUNCIL TO BID ON HOSTING THE 2021 TEXAS RECREATION AND PARK SOCIETY INSTITUTE AND EXPO:   (Contact: Michael Kashuba, Director of Parks and Recreation) The Amarillo Convention and Visitor Council is submitting a bid to host the 2021 TRAPS Institute and Expo. The bid application requires a resolution pledging the resources necessary to support the Institute from the governing entity; involvement by the community’s parks and recreation agency is required as part of the bid.

C. RESOLUTION - AUTHORIZING THE AMARILLO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 2018/2019 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET: (Contact: Andrew Freeman, Planning and Development Services) This resolution approves the 2018/2019 fiscal year budget for the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation.  This budget is recommended for approval by the AEDC Board of Directors. 

D. RESOLUTION - AUTHORIZING THE CENTER CITY TAX INCREMENT REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER ONE 2018/2019 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET: (Contact: Andrew Freeman, Planning and Development Services) This resolution approves the 2018/2019 fiscal year budget for the Center City Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number One.  This budget is recommended for approval by the TIRZ #1 Board of Directors.

E. RESOLUTION - AUTHORIZING THE TAX INCREMENT REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWO (EAST GATEWAY TIRZ) 2018/2019 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET: (Contact: Andrew Freeman, Planning and Development Services) This resolution approves the 2018/2019 fiscal year budget for the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number Two (East Gateway TIRZ).  This budget is recommended for approval by the TIRZ #2 Board of Directors. 

F. APPROVAL -- AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES WITH CENTER CITY OF AMARILLO, INC.: (Contact: Andrew Freeman, Planning and Development Services) This item approves a one (1) year agreement with Center City of Amarillo, Inc. for services associated with the preservation, improvement and revitalization of the Central Business District of Amarillo. Two sources of funding are included in the agreement: • The City will provide $111,650 for administrative operations. • The City will provide $70,000 as matching funds for a Center City facade grant program up to $20,000 to a business for exterior building improvements. • The Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #1 will provide $150,000 for matching grants up to $50,000 for streetscape improvements in the City’s right of way.

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

(1) Section 551.072 - Discuss the purchase, exchange, lease, sell, or value of real property and public discussion of such would not be in the best interests of the City’s bargaining position.

(a) Property located in the vicinity of N.E. quadrant of the Downtown Business District.

(b) City Economic Development Project #18-08 in the vicinity of S. Coulter Street and SW 45th Avenue.

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