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:
Amarillo Housing Finance Corporation
Board of Review for Landmarks and Historic Districts
Downtown Urban Design Review Board
Environmental Advisory Committee
(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) 2012 Water Conservation and Use Discussion;
(6) Discuss Atmos Rate Review Mechanism rider and the associated rate and regulatory matters;
(7) Discuss the appointment(s) of the presiding judge and/or associate judges of the municipal court;
(8) Confer with attorney and discuss threatened or pending litigation or settlement of same: Burch; Trujillo; Zambrana; Flores, Castleberry and D. Bastardo; and
(9) To deliberate regarding security devices or security audits, security personnel;
(10) Confer with attorney on referendum petition(s).
REGULAR MEETING ITEMS
INVOCATION: Jim Guest, Westover Fellowship United Methodist Church
PROCLAMATION: Amarillo Afterschool Alliance
Approval of the City Commission minutes of the regular meeting held on October 16, 2012.
2. ORDINANCE NO. 7370:
This is the first reading of an ordinance annexing a 2.48 acre tract of land in Section 12, Block 9, BS&F Survey, Potter County. This was approved by a 5:0 vote of the Planning and Zoning Commission.
3. ORDINANCE NO. 7369:
This is the second and final reading of an ordinance changing the zoning of a 18.24 acre tract in Section 64, Block 9, BS&F Survey, Randall County, in the vicinity of Saxon Way and Perry Avenue from Agricultural District to Residential District 1 for single-family detached homes.
4. RESOLUTION - AMENDING CITY OF AMARILLO ANNEXATION POLICY:
This resolution approves amendments to the Amarillo Development Policy Manual, Section 19, Annexations, to pursue an orderly and strategic policy regarding growth management. The amendments are recommended for approval by the Comprehensive Plan Implementation Advisory Committee and the Planning and Zoning Commission.
5. RESOLUTION - APPROVING THE 2012 CITY OF AMARILLO PARK MASTER PLAN 2012 UPDATE:
This resolution approves revisions and updates to the 1997 Amarillo Parks Master Plan as a guideline for future growth, development and redevelopment of the Citys parks system. The revisions are recommended for approval by the Parks and Recreation Commission.
6. 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. Purchase - Building Security System:
Award to Entech Sales and Service on the Buyboard Contract -- $76,468.00
This item approves the purchase of an Andover building security system for the 3rd and 6th floors of the Amarillo Police Department at 200 Southeast 3rd Avenue. The contract includes design, graphics and programming and will be compatible with the security system used in other city buildings. Funding for this award is available in the approved Police Department Capital Improvement Program Budget.
B. Award - Construction of Fire Station No. 13:
Award to low responsive bidder: Southwest General Contractors, Inc - $2,198,002.00
The item awards a contract for the construction of a new Fire Station at 6383 SW 45th Avenue located on the north side of John Stiff Memorial Park. Fire Station Number 13 will be a two engine station housing two engine companies and a District Chief. Additionally, Fire Station Number 13 will house the Heavy Rescue Unit and related equipment which is currently kept at Southwest 6th and Jackson. Construction is expected to be completed in 280 days. Funding for this contract is available in the 2007 Certificates of Obligation issue.
C. Award - Sanitary Sewer Improvements:
Award to sole bidder: L A Fuller & Sons Construction LTD - $105,436.00
This item awards a construction contract to install 440 linear feet of a new sanitary sewer main in Buchanan Street. This project is the first phase of the re-routing of sanitary sewer mains to accommodate the proposed downtown development and to replace aging infrastructure which is estimated to have been installed in the late 1920s. The cost of the contract is 4.9% higher than estimated. Funding for this contract is available in the approved 2011-12 Utilities Capital Improvements Program for sanitary sewer system extensions and improvements.
D. Approval - Airport Terminal Building Escalators Task Order:
Award to Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Inc. (RSH) -- $170,400.00
This item approves task order number 14 to provide professional design and bidding services necessary for the replacement of four (4) escalators and associated building modifications at the Rick Husband International Airport. The scope of work also includes construction administration. Funding for this project has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and will be funded in early summer 2013. The local 10% match is available in the approved 2011-12 Airport Capital Improvement Program budget.
Comments from interested citizens on matters pertaining to City policies, programs or services.
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 (S.E. 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 Secretarys Office 48 hours prior to meeting time by telephoning 378-3013 or the City TDD number at 378-4229.
Posted this 19th day of October 2012.