{CC} Regular Meeting 9/24/2013




AGENDAS

FOR THE AMARILLO CITY COMMISSION WORK SESSION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 AT 1:30 P.M. ON THE THIRD FLOOR, ROOM 303, CITY COMMISSION CONFERENCE ROOM, CITY HALL, 509 S. E. 7th AVENUE, AMARILLO, TEXAS, AND FOR THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE AMARILLO CITY COMMISSION AT 3:00 P.M. THE COMMISSION CHAMBER ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF CITY HALL.

Please note: The City Commission may take up items out of the order shown on any Agenda. The City Commission 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 Commission will discuss or receive reports on the following current matters or projects.

(1) Review agenda items for the regular meeting, miscellaneous attachments; and appointments for the following boards and commissions:  Animal Control Board

Greenways Public Improvement District

                  Health Facilities Corporation

                  Library Board

                  Traffic CommissionM

                  Zoning Board of Adjustment

(2) Consider future agenda items.

B. City Commission may receive reports on or discuss any of the following pending projects or matters in Work Session or Regular Meeting:

(1) Amarillo Economic Development Corporation incentive project;

(2) Possible groundwater rights transactions in Hartley, Potter, Carson, Roberts or Ochiltree Counties; including Canadian River Municipal Water Authority and related acquisitions;

(3) Downtown Development/Redevelopment (studies, progress reports, plans, proposed projects – TIRZ No. 1, Center City, Inc., Downtown Amarillo, Inc. and/or Amarillo Local Government Corporation);

(4) Proposed acquisition and disposition of real property for municipal, economic, recreational or cultural projects;

(5) Confer with attorney and discuss threatened or pending litigation or settlement of same: Burch; Zambrana; Browne; Ethridge; Castleberry; D. Bastardo, James; and TCEQ Compliance;

(6) Discuss 2012 Atmos Rate Appeal and associated matters;

(7) To deliberate regarding security devices or security audits, security personnel;

(8) Confer with attorney on referendum petition(s);

(9) Discuss Charter and upcoming 100th Anniversary; and

(10) Discuss gifts or donations to the City; and

(11) USPS – Consolidation Study.

REGULAR MEETING ITEMS

INVOCATION:  Howard Griffin, First Presbyterian Church

PROCLAMATIONS: “Realtor Day”
“Recovery Month”

1. MINUTES:   
Approval of the City Commission minutes of the regular meeting held on September 17, 2013.

2. ORDINANCE NO. 7430: 
This is the second and final reading of an ordinance annexing a 344.58 acre tract of land in Sections 65 and 38, Block 9, BS&F Survey, Randall County.

3. ORDINANCE NO. 7434: 
This is the second and final reading of an ordinance changing the zoning of a 0.63 acre tract and a 2.36 acre tract of unplatted land in the vicinity of Pineridge Drive and Glenwood Drive from Agricultural District, Moderate Density District, and Residential District 3 to Residential District 1 for a mix of single-family detached homes and vacant land.

4. ORDINANCE NO. 7435: 
This is the second and final reading of an ordinance changing the zoning of Lot 11, Block 252, Holland Addition Unit No. 9, in Section 156, Block 2, AB&M Survey, Potter County, in the vicinity of North Arthur Street and Northeast 7th Avenue from Multiple Family 1 District to Multiple Family 1 District with Specific Use Permit 172 for the placement of a Type B Manufactured home.

5. ORDINANCE NO. 7436: 
This is the second and final reading of an ordinance changing the zoning of Lot 1A, Block 60, Bivins Addition Unit No. 5, in Section 187, Block 2, AB&M Survey, Potter County, in the vicinity of Georgia Street and Interstate 40 from Planned Development District 185A to Amended Planned Development District 185B for the purpose of erecting a columbarium.

6. RESOLUTION – PUBLIC HEARING: 
This resolution conducts a public hearing on and considers ordering the removal of substandard structure located at 1221 South Arthur Street.

7. RESOLUTION – PUBLIC HEARING: 
This resolution conducts a public hearing on and considers ordering the removal of substandard structure located at 2410 South Arthur Street.

8. 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:

A. Award – City Group Health Plan Stop Loss Insurance Coverage:

Award to best evaluated proposer:  ING/ReliStar Life Insurance Company

Amount:  $340,921.00

Term:  One year with up to two one-year renewals


This item awards a contract to provide specified stop loss insurance coverage for the City of Amarillo Group Health Plan.  As the City is self-insured for health insurance, the stop loss coverage provides a limit on the amount of exposure faced by the Plan for large claims.  Funding for this contract is available in the approved Self Insurance Fund budget.

B. Award – Flexible Aggregate Base Material Annual Contract:

Award to low responsive bidder: Texas Sand & Gravel, Inc. — $195,000.00


This item approves the annual supply contract for flexible aggregate base material.  This material is used by the City Street Department in the maintenance and repair of unpaved streets and alleys. The contract will provide 15,000 tons of material to be purchased and delivered as-needed throughout the year. The price reflects a decrease of 1.9% from last year’s contract. Funding for this purchase is available in the approved Street Department repair and maintenance budget.

C. Purchase – Real Property:

      Parties:  City of Amarillo and the Bob L. Goree Properties Group, LP


Location:  401 South Grant, further described as Survey 156, AB&M, Block 2, Abstract 582 being all of Blocks 350 and 351, portions of  Blocks 344 and 345 and all vacated streets and alleys, Holland Addition, City of Amarillo, Potter County, Texas. The property comprises approximately 6.11 acres +/- and includes all structures.

      Price:  $2,624,768.00

      Terms and Conditions:  As Noted
This item is the fee simple purchase of the property described above.  The property is contiguous to City-owned property and provides for the preservation of existing historical structures, expansion opportunity and re-use and re-development of a 6 + acre tract of land in downtown Amarillo.  The purchase contract includes a lease back to the Seller with reservations for potential opportunities that may arise during the lease back period.  Funding for this purchase is available in the General Construction Reserve fund.

PUBLIC FORUM
Comments from interested citizens on matters pertaining to City policies, programs or services.

MISCELLANEOUS

1. Boards and Commissions – appointments as listed on attached.  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 this 20th day of September 2013.

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