Plano City Council Preview

Plano City Council Preview – January 9, 2023

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Executive Session (starts at 5:00 PM)

(Review agenda here)

  • Personnel
    • Board of Adjustment – Interim Member
    • Planning and Zoning Commission – Interim Member

 

Preliminary Open Meeting

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

(Review agenda here)

  • Personnel
    • Board of Adjustment – Interim Member
    • Planning and Zoning Commission – Interim Member
  • Discussion and direction re: Project List for DART Funding Allocation (Sales Tax Refund)

 

Regular Meeting (starts at 7:00 PM)

Notable Consent Agenda items are at the bottom of this post.

(Review agenda here)

  • Oath of Office: Board of Adjustment – Mansoor Karimi

 

Comments of Public Interest: at 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): Rezone 2.8 acres near Plano East Senior High School, on Los Rios Boulevard to Single-Family-9 for 6 single-family lots
  • Item (2): Resolution to adopt the 2022-2023 HOME-American Rescue Plan (ARP) allocation of $1,988,051 and proposed use to provide homelessness prevention and tenant-based rental assistance (TBRA) services
  • Item (3): Resolution to create the (new and improved) Downtown Plano Public Improvement District. Rather than renew the existing PID, it’s being allowed to die, so that from its ashes, like the majestic phoenix, a new PID can be born in its place, blazing with the might of a thousand suns! Ok, maybe that was a little melodramatic… at least this will show who’s paying attention
  • Item (4): Resolution to create the (new, just new) Haggard Farm Public Improvement District to finance public infrastructure that historically would be the responsibility of the developer. Any financing will be repaid using proportional levies on the private property within the PID
  • Item (5): Resolution to authorize the City Manager to execute an Escrow Agreement relating to the Haggard Farm Public Improvement District, should it pass in Item 4
  • Item (6): Approve a Public Infrastructure Easement Acquisition Agreement 2.3 million utilizing 2013 Bond Funds to finance infrastructure improvements in the redevelopment of the old Plano Market Square Mall

 

Notable Consent Agenda Items

Total of $7,526,102 of your money in proposed expenses (net after receiving the $4.2 million grant from TxDOT)

  • Item (b): $3,454,350 for repair of 29,000 square yards of alley concrete, 5,000 square feet of sidewalk, and 50 barrier-free ramps in areas between Park Boulevard and Plano Parkway to the north and south, and Alma Drive and Custer Road to the east and west
  • Item (d): $1,290,997 Alley Reconstruction – replacement of approximately 6,165 linear feet along Chandler Drive, Piedra Drive, Brunchberry Lane, Northcrest Drive & Karen Court
  • Item (e): $625,330 for a one-year contract for Park Litter Removal across 94 sites comprised of approximately 2,000 service acres; 1,300 receptacles; and nearly 100 miles of trails stretching across 72 square miles
  • Item (f): $2,586,341 for Erosion Control Improvements at Two Aerial Crossings and Hedgcoxe Undercrossing Trail
  • Item (l): $392,388 for four additional Motorola MCC 7500E radio consoles to communicate with field responders from our alternate/backup dispatch center
  • Item (m): $450,324 increase to the existing contract of $4,716,481 for the Arterial Overlay Coit Road and Plano Parkway project
  • Item (p): $423,434 to replace approximately 16,410 linear feet of cast iron water lines with new PVC water lines, from 6 to 12 inches in diameter, running parallel to or crossing Park Blvd
  • Item (r): $563,391 for three (3) LIFEPAK 15 cardiac monitors, nine (9) Power-PRO 2 cots, and four (4) LUCAS Devices
  • Item (u): $470,900 for a Chapter 380 Economic Development Incentive to Virtex, which agrees to occupy 65,135 gross square feet of office space  and transfer, retain, or create up to 262 Job Equivalents by December 31, 2026
  • Item (v): reappoint Kimberly S. Moore, licensed attorney, to serve a two year term as ethics investigator
  • Item (w): reappoint Taylor Holcomb, licensed attorney, to serve a two year term as ethics investigator
  • Item (x): to certify the receipt of $4,200,000 from the Texas Department of Transportation for the construction of a continuous bicycle and pedestrian trail from Bradshaw Drive to the future Shiloh Road Silver Line DART Station

 

Review City Council agendas and minutes here.