Plano City Council Preview - January 11, 2021

My apologies for the very late preview post. The horrific year of 2020 is finally behind us, but 2021 is rapidly shaping up to be its evil twin. Go figure.

We're back in the council chambers on Monday, but the public's only option is to participate remotely. The council meeting will be livestreamed on both and on the City of Plano Facebook page. If you wish to speak at the meeting, you may register here by 4:00 PM Monday. Please register ONLY if you wish to speak. You may alternatively share your thoughts by emailing by 4:00 PM Monday (in half an hour... sorry).

Executive Session (starts at 5:00 PM)

  • Litigation: City of Plano vs. Edukid (Montessori Children's House)

Preliminary Open Meeting (starts whenever Executive Session ends)

(Review agenda here)

  • Appointment of Interim Members for the Cultural Affairs Commission and Tax Increment Financing Reinvestment Zone No. 2 & 3 Boards (say that three times really fast)

  • Comprehensive Plan Review Committee Update

  • Streets Bond Referendum Presentation

  • Bond Referendum Projects

  • Discussion and direction re: modifying rules on posting future items for Council to deliberate before adding to the agenda

  • City of Plano vs. Edukid (Montessori Children's House)

Regular Meeting (starts at 7:00 PM)

Note: I'm moving the Consent Agenda to the bottom to put the meat first

(Review agenda here).

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

  • Item (1): Specific Use Permit for a Private Club for an existing restaurant at the southeast corner of Parker and Custer

  • Item (2): Modify the hours of operation for the Racetrac at the northeast corner of Independence Parkway and Plano Parkway

  • Item (3): Modify major development standards pertaining to certain blocks and uses for Urban Mixed-Use-3 on 103.6 acres located on the east side of Alma Drive, 760 feet south of 15th Street

  • Item (4): Public Hearing and consideration of an Ordinance to approve a levy of $0.15 per $100 of appraised value for the Downtown Plano Public Improvement District

  • Item (5): Final Public Hearing (but not the vote) on the proposed General Obligation Bond Referendum scheduled for May 1, 2021

  • Item (6): Re-re-re-consideration of a resolution to provide the City Manager authority related to personnel, procurement, public meetings and City Code and policy decisions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic

Notable Consent Agenda Items

(Total of $2,624,306 of your money in proposed expenses)

  • Item (b): $972,748 for Evans Park Renovation

  • Item (c): $245,924 for Motorola APX 8000 portable radios for the Fire Department

  • Item (d): $90,491 for Meraki Wireless Access Points

  • Item (e): $554,231 over five years for Okta identity and access control software subscriptions

  • Item (f): $290,640 for staff augmentation for IT Security Management and Telecom Support

  • Item (g): increase of $128,850 to the current contract amount of $343,000 for a total amount of $471,850, for landscape architect professional services for Los Rios Park Trail

  • Item (h): request for a utility easement in the Municipal Avenue West parking lot for installation of electric services

  • Item (i): $205,200 for engineering professional services for Erosion Control - Spring Creek at 16th Street

  • Item (j): $136,222 for Microsoft Unified Advanced Support

  • Item (k): Modification to Economic Development Incentive Agreement with Denbury Onshore, LLC

  • Item (l): To call a public hearing for the creation of the Collin Creek West Public Improvement District

  • Item (m): To call a public hearing for the creation of the Collin Creek East Public Improvement District

  • Item (n): repeal the 1993 City of Plano Storm Drainage Design Manual adopted by Ordinance No. 93-6-11 and replace it with an updated Stormwater Design Manual, Guidelines for Design of Drainage Facilities

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

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