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Video and agenda: Amarillo City Council meeting 2-5-2019



AGENDAS

FOR A REGULAR MEETING OF THE AMARILLO CITY COUNCIL TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019 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:  Van McNeece, Hillside Christian Church
PROCLAMATION: "Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week"

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. Quarterly Budget and Sales Update; and

C. 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.

A. MINUTES: 
Approval  of  the  City  Council  minutes  for the  meeting  held  on January 29, 2019.

B. ORDINANCE NO. 7769:
(Contact:  Andrew Freeman, Economic Development Manager) This is the second and final reading of an ordinance combining the Downtown Design Urban Review Board and the Board of Review for Landmarks and Historic districts into a new consolidated board to be called the Board of Review for Landmarks, Historic Districts, and Downtown Design.

C. AWARD - GATE/TAPPING VALVES SUPPLY AGREEMENT:
(Contact:  Trent Davis - Purchasing Agent) Award to J&S Valves -- $64,258.00 This item awards the gate/tapping valves supply agreement for use various departments.

D. AWARD - NAVAJO OFFICE PRODUCTS CHANGE ORDER NO. 1:
(Contact:  Jerry Danforth, Facilities Director) Award to Navajo Office Products -- $71,936.36 This item is to consider approval of Change Order No. 1 to provide for additional office furniture in the MPEV.  This change order allows the City to take advantage of savings realized though the value engineering process.  This change order will not cause the City to exceed the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) of $45,540,000 for the project.

E. CONSIDER -- PURCHASE APPROVAL OF REPLACEMENT VEHICLE FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT- PUMPER STYLE FIRE TRUCK:
(Contact:  Glenn Lavender, Fleet Services Superintendent) Award to: Hall Buick-GMC -- $577,743.00 (HGAC Contract #FS12-17) This item is the scheduled replacement of vehicle unit no. 6474, a 2004 American LaFrance Fire Truck/Pumper Style. A new Fire Truck will be used for daily operational requirements. Vehicle unit no. 6474 has reached or exceeded its useable lifecycle.

F. CONSIDER -- PURCHASE OF STREET SWEEPER:
(Contact:  Glenn Lavender, Fleet Services Superintendent) Award to Heil of Texas -- $280,145.00 (Utilizing HGAC Contract SW-04-18A) This item is the scheduled replacement of unit no. 7590, a 2013 Freightliner/Elgin Eagle Street Sweeper. This equipment is used by the Drainage Utility Division for daily operational requirements. Unit7590 has reached its useable lifecycle.

3. NON-CONSENT ITEMS: 

A. CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCE NO. 7770:
(Contact:  Cris Valverde, Assistant Director of Planning and Development Services) This is the first reading of an ordinance for the vacation of a 20 foot alley between Lots 7 through 18, Block 8, Wolflin Place Amended, in Section 186, Block 2, AB&M Survey, Potter County, Texas. (Vicinity: South Hayden Street and Wolflin Avenue.)

B. PUBLIC HEARING AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCE NO. 7771:
(Contact:  Cris Valverde, Assistant Director of Planning and Development Services) This is a public hearing and first reading of an ordinance for the rezoning of the north 26 feet of Lot 10A, Block 7, Westview Addition Unit No. 5, in Section 226, AB&M Survey, Potter County, Texas plus one-half of all bounding streets, alleys, and public ways to change from Residential District 1 to Office District 2. (Vicinity: Wolfin Avenue and Carolina Street.) 

C. CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCE NO. 7772:
(Contact:  Kelley Shaw, Development Customer Service Coordinator) This is the first reading of an ordinance considering the proposed amendments to the current City of Amarillo Subdivision Ordinance, Chapter 4-6, Article II, Division 8, Section 4-6-59(d) regarding "partial release" of cash surety. Currently, before a subdivision that requires public improvements can be platted, developers must install the public improvements (roadways, water, sewer) or submit an acceptable form of "surety" (performance bond, trust agreement, letter of credit, or cash deposit) to the City.  The surety option allows the improvements to be deferred until after Final Plat approval.  The ordinance amendments, if approved, would allow those who submit a cash surety to request reimbursements, tied to partial construction of improvements, in a shorter timeframe than is currently allowed. 

D. RESOLUTION - SUPPORT OF COMMONS AT ST. ANTHONY’S, LLC APPLICATION FOR HOUSING TAX CREDITS:
(Contact:  Andrew Freeman, Director of Planning & Development Services) This resolution is support for an application for Affordable Housing Tax Credits to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Housing Tax Credit Program by Commons at St. Anthony’s, LLC, a private entity, The Commons at St. Anthony’s, a development for affordable rental property located near the southwest corner of Amarillo Boulevard and North Polk Street. 

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

(a) Discussion of City Manager Jared Miller’s performance evaluation and compensation.

(b) Discussion of Municipal Court Judge Laura Hamilton’s performance evaluation and compensation.

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