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Video and agenda: Amarillo City Council meeting 12-11-2018



AGENDAS

FOR A REGULAR MEETING OF THE AMARILLO CITY COUNCIL TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2018 AT 1:00 P.M., CITY HALL, 601 SOUTH BUCHANAN STREET, 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:  Howard Batson, First Baptist Church

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

A. Review agenda items for regular meeting and attachments;

B. Presentations and discussion of current potential uses for Santa Fe Depot property;

C. Reports and updates from City Councilmembers serving on outside boards: Convention and Visitors Council Environmental Task Force; and

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

A. Review agenda items for regular meeting and attachments;

B. Presentations and discussion of current potential uses for Santa Fe Depot property;

C. Reports and updates from City Councilmembers serving on outside boards: Convention and Visitors Council Environmental Task Force; and

2. CONSENT 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 for the  meeting  held  on December 4, 2018.

C. Reports and updates from City Councilmembers serving on outside boards: Convention and Visitors Council Environmental Task Force; and

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

2. CONSENT 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.

2. CONSENT 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.

3. NON-CONSENT ITEMS:

A. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AMARILLO CONVENTION AND VISITOR COUNCIL TO BID ON HOSTING THE 2023 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 2023 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.

B. CONSIDER APPOINTMENT - BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS:
(Contact:  Andrew Freeman, Director of Planning and Development Services) An appointment is needed for the following board to select the Chair: Center City Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #1

C. 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) Discuss properties located in the N.E. quadrant of the Downtown Business District.

2) Section 551.087 - Deliberation regarding economic development negotiations; discussion of commercial or financial information received from an existing business or business prospect with which the City is negotiating for the location or retention of a facility, or for incentives the City is willing to extend, or financial information submitted by same:

(a) City Economic Development Project #18-10 in the vicinity of East 34th Avenue and South Grand Street;

(b) City Economic Development Project #18-11 in the vicinity of Big Texan Road and Interstate 40 Access Road; and

(c) City Economic Development Project #18-12 in the vicinity of North Monroe Street and Northwest 13th Avenue. Amarillo City Hall is accessible to individuals with disabilities through its main entry on the south side (601 South Buchanan Street) 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 this 7th day of December 2018. Regular meetings of the Amarillo City Council stream live on Cable Channel 10 and are available online at:  http://amarillo.gov/city-hall/city-government/view-city-council-meetings Archived meetings are also available.

A. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AMARILLO CONVENTION AND VISITOR COUNCIL TO BID ON HOSTING THE 2023 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 2023 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.

B. CONSIDER APPOINTMENT - BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS:
(Contact:  Andrew Freeman, Director of Planning and Development Services) An appointment is needed for the following board to select the Chair: Center City Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #1

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

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