Council chambers aren’t quite open to the public for Monday's meeting, but folks can come on a limited basis to make public comments on the Tax Rate Public Hearings. The meeting will be livestreamed on both PlanoTV.org and on the City of Plano Facebook page.
If you wish to speak in person on the tax rate, or virtually at about any other matter, 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 email@example.com by 4:00 PM Monday.
City of Plano v. Edukid
Petition of Plano, et al (Latin legalese for "a bunch of others" or "bu ot") appealing North Texas Municipal Water District rates
Economic Development consideration (the Tesla ship has sailed... or has it? With the slashed Austin PD budget, will Elon Musk reconsider how safe all those shiny new Teslas will be when they roll off the line? ZERO cuts to the Plano PD budget)
Real Estate offer: Park and K Avenue
Personnel evaluation of the City Manager
Deliberation of Council Appointee Evaluations
Preliminary Open Meeting
(Review agenda here)
Live consideration and action on the Petition of Plano, bu ot, appealing North Texas Municipal Water District rates
Appointment of Council Liaisons to the Tax Increment Financing Reinvestment Zone No. 4 Board
2020 Census Complete Count Committee Report
Legislative Program Update
Council items for future agendas: I'll be bringing one up, but shhhhh... it's a secret!
(Review agenda here).
Proclamations and Special Recognition
Certificate of Commendation: the graduating class for the Plano Citizens Academy
Certificate of Commendation: 2020 Census Complete Count Committee
Comments of Public Interest: every meeting, anyone can speak about anything for up to three minutes, with 30 total minutes allotted for this segment.
Notable Consent Agenda Items
(Total of $6,120,243 of your money in proposed expenses)
Item (b): $603,210 over three years to three contractors for maintenance and repairs of the city's 46 generators.
Item (c): $321,201 for expansion and renovation of the Plano Event Center kitchen to enable a greater volume of food service at events when the hotel is built
Item (d): $4,369,662 for Westgate Subdivision for full pavement reconstruction and replacement of water lines for six residential streets just west of I-75, between Parker and Spring Creek
Item (e): $104,870 for food service equipment for the Plano Event Center
Item (f): $403,200 increase to an existing contract for repair of arterial concrete pavement at multiple city locations, for a new total contract amount of $2,080,933
Item (g): $98,023 for Special Inspections and Construction Material Testing Services for the High Point North Maintenance Facility
Item (h): $127,606 for construction materials testing services for the Westgate Subdivision pavement and water line reconstruction in Item (d) above
Item (k): Adoption of a resolution to accept an FY 20/21 Texas Highway Traffic Safety Program grant of $129,865 in federal funds, requiring a match of $32,471 on our part, for salaries and benefits for added speed and intersection enforcement at various high crash locations throughout the city
Item (l): To approve a settlement with Atmos Cities Steering Committee and Atmos Energy Corp. for an effective rate increase of $80.8 million across Atmos Cities Steering Committee's 171 member cities
Items for Individual Consideration
Item (1): Reconsideration of Kathryn Independent Living Community at Hwy-121 and Kathryn Lane; last time it was remanded back to Planning & Zoning
Item (2): Modify the Specific Use Permit (SUP) for the Salvation Army Cold Weather Homeless Shelter near 14th Street and Shiloh Road to expand to any time of year when the weather is anticipated to fall to 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below, and when a point-in-time homeless survey is chosen to be conducted by HUD
Item (3): $12,958,671 for construction services for the new Fire Training Facility
Item (4): Approval of the FY 2020-21 Operating Budget of $605.1 million
Item (5): Approval of the FY 2020-21 Community Investment Program (CIP) of $298.6 million
Item (6): Fun with confusing numbers: public hearing for the new proposed tax rate, which will be the same as last year, but which under the new tax law calculations is said to be a 2.97% increase over the No New Revenue Tax Rate, yet is estimated to be a net $16 (1.2%) tax decrease due to the slight decline in average home value from $379,629 to $375,000. Bring popcorn and an ice pack for your head
Item (7): Approval of the new tax rate, assuming we all make it out of Item (6) alive
Item (8): Ratification of property tax revenues in the FY 2020-21 budget
Review City Council agendas and minutes here.