Video and agenda: Amarillo City Council meeting 12-4-2018



AGENDAS

FOR A REGULAR MEETING OF THE AMARILLO CITY COUNCIL TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2018 AT 1:00 P.M., CITY HALL, 601 SOUTH BUCHANAN STREET, COUNCIL CHAMBER ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF CITY HALL, AMARILLO, TEXAS.
Please note: The City Council may take up items out of the order shown on any Agenda. The City Council reserves the right to discuss all or part of any item in an executive session at any time during a meeting or work session, as necessary and allowed by state law. Votes or final decisions are made only in open Regular or Special meetings, not in either a work session or executive session.

INVOCATION:  Greg Dowell, Central Church of Christ

1. City Council will discuss or receive reports on the following current matters or projects.

A. Review agenda items for regular meeting and attachments;

B. City Employee Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Stop-Loss Insurance Renewal for 2019;

C. Reports and updates from City Councilmembers serving on outside boards: Amarillo Local Government Corporation Convention and Visitors Council Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Advisory Committee; and

D. Consider future Agenda items and request reports from City Manager.

C. Reports and updates from City Councilmembers serving on outside boards: Amarillo Local Government Corporation Convention and Visitors Council Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Advisory Committee; and

2. CONSENT ITEMS: 
It is recommended that the following items be approved and that the City Manager be authorized to execute all documents necessary for each transaction:   THE FOLLOWING ITEMS MAY BE ACTED UPON BY ONE MOTION. NO SEPARATE DISCUSSION OR ACTION ON ANY OF THE ITEMS IS NECESSARY UNLESS DESIRED BY A COUNCILMEMBER, IN WHICH EVENT THE ITEM SHALL BE CONSIDERED IN ITS NORMAL SEQUENCE AFTER THE ITEMS NOT REQUIRING SEPARATE DISCUSSION HAVE BEEN ACTED UPON BY A SINGLE MOTION.

A. MINUTES:
Approval  of  the  City  Council  minutes for the  meeting  held  on November 27, 2018.

B. CONSIDER AWARD -  BID NO. 6225/PROJECT NO. 530003 - FY 2017-2021 COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PROGRAM: LARGE VALVE REPLACEMENT - PHASE 1:
(Contact:  Kyle Schniederjan, Director of Capital Project & Development Engineering) Amarillo Utility Contractors, Inc. -- $443,220.00 This item is to consider award of the construction contract for the furnishing and installation/replacement of five (5) large diameter gate valves in the water distribution system with corresponding appurtenances to improve operations and maintenance.

1. Two valves located on Amarillo Boulevard and Marrs Street;

2. Two valves located on the existing line in Travis Street at Wolflin Avenue and 26th Avenue; and

3. One valve at Crockett Street and I-40 West. 

3. NON-CONSENT ITEMS: 

A. APPROVAL -- CENTER CITY TAX REINVESTMENT ZONE #1 DEVELOPER AGREEMENT FOR DHY ENTERPRISES, LLC:
(Contact:  Andrew Freeman, Director of Planning and Development Services) This item approves a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) #1 Developer Agreement for the DHY Enterprises commercial building located at 300 Southwest 10th Avenue.  A $35,000 reimbursable grant at project completion and a 70% tax rebate over a 10-year period, to assist with the fiscal impacts created with the renovation and restoration of this property due to its age and condition.

B. APPROVAL - 2019 MEDICAL AND PHARMACY PLAN STOP-LOSS COVERAGE RENEWAL:
(Contact:  Hector Mendoza, Health Plan Administrator) This agenda item is for review, consideration and approval of the stop-loss policy for the City’s employee medical and pharmacy plan.  This policy provides stop-loss protection to the medical and pharmacy plan for any individual claim that exceeds $750,000.

C. APPROVAL - LOCATION INCENTIVE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN AMARILLO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND ASSET PROTECTION UNIT, INC.:
(Contact:  Doug Nelson, Amarillo Economic Development Corporation) Discuss, consider and approve a location incentives agreement with Asset Protection Unit, Inc. for the creation of new jobs in Amarillo.  The expansion incentives are performance based for the creation of up to 125 new jobs over a five year period.  The agreement prescribes a total grant of up to $1.25 million dependent upon specific performance achievements detailed in the agreement.  The agreement requires Asset Protection Unit, Inc. to create the jobs and payroll first and then receive incentive payments upon the achievement of annual performance metrics. Amarillo City Hall is accessible to individuals with disabilities through its main entry on the south side (601 South Buchanan Street) of the building.  An access ramp leading to the main entry is located at the southwest corner of the building.  Parking spaces for individuals with disabilities are available in the south parking lot.  City Hall is equipped with restroom facilities, communications equipment and elevators that are accessible.  Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations or a sign language interpreter must contact the City Secretary’s Office 48 hours prior to meeting time by telephoning 378-3013 or the City TDD number at 378-4229.  Posted this 30th day of November 2018. Regular meetings of the Amarillo City Council stream live on Cable Channel 10 and are available online at:  http://amarillo.gov/city-hall/city-government/view-city-council-meetings Archived meetings are also available.

A. APPROVAL -- CENTER CITY TAX REINVESTMENT ZONE #1 DEVELOPER AGREEMENT FOR DHY ENTERPRISES, LLC:
(Contact:  Andrew Freeman, Director of Planning and Development Services) This item approves a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) #1 Developer Agreement for the DHY Enterprises commercial building located at 300 Southwest 10th Avenue.  A $35,000 reimbursable grant at project completion and a 70% tax rebate over a 10-year period, to assist with the fiscal impacts created with the renovation and restoration of this property due to its age and condition.

C. APPROVAL - LOCATION INCENTIVE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN AMARILLO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND ASSET PROTECTION UNIT, INC.:
(Contact:  Doug Nelson, Amarillo Economic Development Corporation) Discuss, consider and approve a location incentives agreement with Asset Protection Unit, Inc. for the creation of new jobs in Amarillo.  The expansion incentives are performance based for the creation of up to 125 new jobs over a five year period.  The agreement prescribes a total grant of up to $1.25 million dependent upon specific performance achievements detailed in the agreement.  The agreement requires Asset Protection Unit, Inc. to create the jobs and payroll first and then receive incentive payments upon the achievement of annual performance metrics.

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