Plano City Council Preview - October 12, 2020

Congratulations to Plano‘s homegrown Stanley Cup Champion, Blake Coleman, who won the Cup during the last council meeting, with just a little help from his team, the Tampa Bay Lightning, against the Dallas Stars (bittersweet). He’s the first native Texan to win the Cup, and on Monday, November 2, there will be a special proclamation in Plano for Blake.

Council chambers aren’t yet open to the public, but Monday's 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.

Executive Session (starts at 5:00 PM)

  • Economic Development Discussion: we don’t know what it’s about until Executive Session, but the word on the street is that NASDAQ is looking for a new home for its trading systems, and North Texas is a candidate. (Get it? Word “on the street,” like Wall Street? Hello? Is this thing on?) Could it be Plano? I’d say tune in to find out, but Exec Session isn’t open to the public, so you won’t know. But tune in anyway for the rest of the meeting!

Preliminary Open Meeting (starts whenever Executive Session ends)

(Review agenda here)

  • Appointments: Parks & Recreation Planning Board - member

  • Appointments: Tax Increment Financing Reinvestment Zone No. 4 Board (say that three times really fast) - members and Chair

  • DART Quarterly Report

  • Housing Tax Credit Review Committee

  • Discussion regarding appointment of council members as members of Tax Increment Financing Reinvestment Zone Board

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).

Proclamations and Special Recognition

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): an Interlocal Agreement between Plano, McKinney, Frisco, and the Collin County Sheriff’s Office for disbursement of the 2020 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant

  • Item (2): an Interlocal Agreement between the City of Plano, the Regional Transportation Council (RTC), and North Central Texas Council of Governments (COG) for a $15 million grant and a $15 million loan to fund parking and transit for the Collin Creek redevelopment

Notable Consent Agenda Items

(Total of $1,918,182 of your money in proposed expenses)

  • Item (d): $1,184,431 for pedestrian crossing at Legacy across the Dallas North Tollway

  • Item (e): $369,967 for two fleet Grapple Trucks for Special Waste. This item was approved last meeting, but the bidder was unable to deliver, so we are rescinding the approval of that contract in another consent agenda item, and approving this with another provider in an existing contract for a net increase of $9,058

  • Item (j): a DECREASE of $188,574 in the contracted amount for the construction of the new Police Substation since it was completed under budget. How about that?

  • Item (p): a 5% increase to the sewer/wastewater rate

  • Item (q): a $1 per month residential solid waste disposal increase for both 68-gallon and 95-gallon containers due to the loss of recycling revenue and increased contract cost from North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD)

Review City Council agendas and minutes here.

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