Plano City Council Preview - August 23, 2021

You can now sign up to speak at council meetings online at this link up to 15 minutes before the scheduled meeting, which is typically at the 7:00 Regular Meeting. This link is also permanently available on the City Council Agenda page linked at the bottom of this post, or in person at the kiosk at the Municipal Center. You may alternatively share your thoughts by emailing councilcomments@plano.gov by 4:00 PM the day of the meeting. The council meeting will be livestreamed on both PlanoTV.org and on the City of Plano Facebook page.


Executive Session (starts at 5:00 PM)

(Review agenda here)

  • Alcohol Variance Process

  • Economic Development Incentive Offer

  • Reappointments to Building Standards Commission

  • Evaluation of City Attorney and City Manager


Preliminary Open Meeting

(Whenever Executive Session, which starts at 5:00 PM, ends)

(Review agenda here)



Regular Meeting (starts at 7:00 PM)

Note: the Consent Agenda is at the bottom of this post.

(Review agenda here).

  • Invocation: Pastor Sam Fenceroy - Mt. Olive Church of Plano

  • Pledge of Allegiance & Texas Pledge: Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County - Plano

  • Proclamation: Plano native Blake Coleman and his team the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup for the second year in a row

  • Proclamation: September 2021 is Hunger Action Month meant to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger


Comments of Public Interest: every meeting, anyone can speak about anything for up to three minutes, with 30 total minutes allotted for this segment.



Items for Individual Consideration


NOTE: notable items from the Consent Agenda are at the bottom of this post.

  • Item (1): Rezone 1.2 acres of land at the southeast corner of 10th Street and K Avenue from Light Commercial and Two-Family Residence (Duplex) to Single-Family Residence Attached

  • Item (2): Reallocate $200,000 in HUD funds to Emergency Housing Vouchers (currently allocated to Housing Rehabilitation, Small Business Grants, and an unallocated pool). This requires a "substantial amendment" to the Consolidated Plan and Action Plan

  • Item (3): Create a Collin Creek Garage Public Improvement District (PID)

  • Item (4): Approve a Service and Assessment Plan and Assessment Roll for the Collin Creek East Public Improvement District (PID)

  • Item (5): Ditto for Collin Creek West

  • Item (6): Authorize the issuance and sale of bonds for the Collin Creek East PID Project, to be repaid from levies against property in the PID

  • Item (7): Ditto for Collin Creek West

  • Item (8): Increase the City Manager's authorization for expenditures from $50,000 to $100,000


Notable Consent Agenda Items

Total of $27,901,218 (holy moly!) of your money in proposed expenses

  • Item (c): $2,500,000 over five years ($500,000 per year) for Water and Wastewater Pumping Equipment Repair and Maintenance

  • Item (d): $7,865,846 for repair of 70,000 square yards of residential concrete street and alley, 130,000 square feet of sidewalk and 344 barrier free ramps

  • Item (f): $238,000 for Douglass Recreation Center Boys and Girls Club Entry Expansion

  • Item (g): $482,229 for Carpenter Recreation Center HVAC Replacement

  • Item (h): $1,120,924 for replacement of 1,341 linear feet of screening wall along Coit Road at Highland Shores Drive, south of McDermott Road

  • Item (i): $1,491,283 for Sidewalk Improvements - 15th Street from Coit Road to Custer Road

  • Item (j): $2,941,889 for Commerce Drive Reconstruction - 15th Street to Plano Parkway, entailing the full reconstruction of approximately 2,400 linear feet of full-width collector street pavement, sidewalk, driveways, barrier free ramps, additional storm sewer improvements and 2,700 linear feet of 12” water line replacement

  • Item (k): $2,997,792 for capacity and intersection improvements at three (3) intersections along Legacy Drive corridor

  • Item (s): $564,500 to purchase 3.3 acres at the southwest corner of Accent Drive and Collin Creek Mall Road for the connection of Chisholm Trail under the Master Parks Plan

  • Item (w): $5,385,205 for Harrington Library Expansion & Renovation

  • They went all the way up to Item (ae) this time! We ran out of alphabet!


Review City Council agendas and minutes here (updated link--bookmark it!).



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