The McKinney City Council Meeting Summary from Jan. 3:
Proposed McKinney Mission statement:Leadership McKinney Class of 2012 members Matt Hilton and Frederick Frazier presented a proposed missionstatement for the City of McKinney. City Council agreed to discuss a mission statement at an upcoming retreat.
MCDC update presentation:The McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC) presented a regular update to the City Council.The MCDC board met for a regular session on Dec. 15, when they were presented with updates on fundedprojects for organizations that include the Boys & Girls Club of McKinney, Heard-Craig Hall and ChestnutSquare Historic Village.
MCVB update presentation:The McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau (MCVB) presented a regular update to the City Council, also. TheMCVB Board and Staff met on Dec. 6, with the next board meeting scheduled for Jan. 24. At the Dec. 6meeting, the MCVB Board discussed the organization’s current goals and strategies for 2012 and nominationsfor Tourism Partner of the Year.
Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Manager Reports:CIP Managers gave updates to City Council on current and future projects for infrastructure, facilities, andParks, Recreation and Open Space. City infrastructure projects underway or recently completed include thoseat Lake Forest Dr., Jefferson St. and Lindsey St., various intersection improvements, along Alma Rd. and FlourMill infrastructure. Current or future infrastructure projects under the management of the Texas Department ofTransportation include the U.S. 75 corridor, Custer Rd. (FM 2478), U.S. 380 widening, and Industrial Blvd (FM546). Facilities projects under the CIP program include phase 2 parking at the Public Safety Building, newparking at the John and Judy Gay Library, and accessibility improvements for various city facilities. In the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, City Council heard an update on the Tennis Complex set to open in February, Bonnie Wenk Park and the next phase of development at Gabe Nesbitt Community Park.
Consent Agenda:This portion of the agenda consists of non-controversial or “housekeeping” items required by law. Typicalconsent items include board minutes, ordinances and resolutions. All agenda items in the consent agenda
passed. City Council approved item 12-071, a resolution authorizing the city manager to enter into a development
agreement for the dedication of right-of-way and easements associated with the Alma Rd. and Silverado Trail
Regular Agenda:City Council set term lengths for two new members of the McKinney Armed Services Memorial Board with item12-018. The members were appointed during the Dec. 6, 2011, City Council meeting to replace two resigningmembers of that board. James Morrell was appointed through Sept. 30, 2012, and Mark Stoddard was
appointed through Sept. 30, 2013. Both are eligible for reappointment.
With item 12-019, City Council appointed Brian Dale to the McKinney Housing Finance Corporation to fill theseat left vacant from resigning member Andrew Terrazas.
City Coucil also approved item 11-577, a design/build contract for the baseball fields at Gabe Nesbitt
Community Park. The item was tabled at a previous Council meeting. This resolution authorizes a contract with
Dean Construction, Inc. in association with LanArc Design to provide design/build services related to the
design and construction of the McKinney Baseball Fields to be located in Gabe Nesbitt Park in an amount not
to exceed $1,750,000. Current funding for this contract is available in the Capital Improvements Program.
About City Council Meetings
City Council meetings and Work Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday of the month. Work sessions
start at 4 p.m. and regular meetings follow at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 222 N. Tennessee
St. City Council also gathers for a work session on the last Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the same
location. Agendas are posted before the meetings at www.mckinneytexas.org.
The meetings are aired live and in rebroadcast on AT&T U-Verse channel 99, Time Warner Cable channel 16
in McKinney and on the city’s website, www.mckinneytexas.org 1 . All meetings are archived for on-demand
viewing on the website. The website also includes a link for meeting summaries.