Amarillo area public meetings for the week of Jan. 8, 2023

Editor’s note: No other information about area school board meetings was available at press time. Please check with your respective districts for updates.


Potter County Commissioners' Court

9 a.m.: Potter County Commissioners' Courtroom, 500 S. Fillmore, Room 106

Discussion and possible action relative to: the appointment of Blair Schaffer on the TIRZ 2 Board to replace Robert Ruiz, effective immediately; consider and act upon naming Brooke Graves as primary contact and Laura Strong and Brandon Vargas as authorized representatives and to authorize Judge Tanner to execute such a resolution; consider and act upon tax refunds for over-payments of taxes; consider and act upon the appointment of Walt Weaver, County Court at Law Judge, to serve on the Potter County Bail Bond Board; consider and act upon the approval of the purchase of new Knowink Poll Pads in the amount of $29,100. Funds will come from Fund 236 with approximately $20,000 of the purchase price to be eligible for reimbursement through Chapter 19; consider and act upon adoption of an investment policy for Potter County; receive and recognize and approve bonds for newly-elected or re-elected county officials as required by Texas law; consider and act upon authorizing Judge Tanner to execute an application for federal assistance to be submitted to the office of the Attorney General Criminal Justice System for the General Victim Assistance Grant Program (formerly VOCA grant); acknowledge a charitable donation from Amarillo National Bank to the Sheriff's Office, in the amount of $15,000, for an employee wellness group; consider and act upon extending the emergency burn ban for another 90 days or at such time it can be lifted; consider and act upon the following employment items: various Potter County Projects, Potter County Detention Center; executive session, if necessary.

Amarillo Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Committee

1:30 p.m.: Simms Municipal Building - Conference Room 275, 808 S. Buchanan St

Special meeting: discuss and consider funding for C-1 Project on the NW Quadrant of Loop 335.

City of Canyon Commission

4:30 p.m.: Commission Chambers, City Hall, 301 16th St., Canyon

The meeting is broadcast on YouTube. Proclamation for Canyon High School State Title Recipients; introduction and welcome of Economic Development Executive Director Stephanie Tucker; consider and take appropriate action on base bid from Plains Builders for the Kylie Hiner Memorial Playground Project; AMBUCS presentation of funds from the Kylie Hiner Memorial Playground Committee; consider Utility Rate Study Report; Canyon Area Library Annual Report; Palo Duro Creek Golf Course Annual Report; resolution adopting the Downtown Master Plan, providing for savings, repealing and severability clauses, and providing for an effective date; Ordinance No. 1169 amending the city’s budget for 2021-22 fiscal year; public hearings on ordinances to annex territory to the City of Canyon as Requested by N&B Properties, Inc.; consider and take appropriate action on Developers Agreement for Crestview Estates; discuss proposed draft of the Subdivision Regulations; executive session for board appointments; consider and take appropriate action on items discussed in executive session.

River Road Independent School District

6:30 p.m., Central Administration Bldg., 9500 US Hwy. 287 North

Information items: Administrator's Update, Superintendent's Report - School Board Recognition Month, District Update, Personnel Items; deliberation regarding resignation, evaluation, discipline, changes of assignment and/or duties of employees, administrators, and/or public officer(s); Assistant Superintendent Board Update; review monthly financials, condensed budget report; review of HB3 Board Approved Plans and Goals; a Special Called Board Meeting will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 9 a.m.; registration for Governance Camp (March 1-4); action items: acceptance of contributions to the district; request to consider approval of the following: Quarterly Investment Report, West Texas Food Service Cooperative 2023-2024 Interlocal Agreement, contract for Election Services with Potter County, adoption of the RRISD 88th Legislature-Legislative Priorities.


Airport Advisory Board

10 a.m.: Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, 10801 Airport Blvd.

Consider and recommendation: election of Chairperson and Vice Chairperson; 2023 meeting dates; presentation and discussion of Airport Activities and Projects: Terminal Chimney Repair, Baggage Carousel Systems Repairs/Replacements, Parking Garage Elevator, TSA CTX Machine Recapitalization, Parking Lots & Loop Road Rehabilitations, Terminal Basement Plumbing Rehabilitations Emergency Power Design, Building HVAC Systems and Air Handlers, Special Use Airspace – Update, Airline Agreements; public forum.

Amarillo City Council

1 p.m.: Council Chamber, City Hall, 601 S. Buchanan St.

Invocation: Margie Gonzales, VIDA Church; Solid Waste update; consent items: amending the Amarillo Municipal Code to revise which existing covered facilities must design, install, operate, and maintain a grease trap or grease interceptor; amending the Amarillo Municipal Code to create a room rental fee for the Gaming Center at Warford Activity Center; rezoning; agreement to facilitate the construction of a wastewater pipeline associated with the Northeast Interceptor project; FY 2023 Regional Solid Waste Grants Program Application to the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission (PRPC); consider the purchase of land located at 1500 SW 6th Ave., a 0.15-acre tract of land to facilitate construction of Transformation Park; various annual contracts; consider award for replacement of carpet at the Bivins Memorial Building at 1000 S. Polk St. Non-consent items: ordinances on vacations and rezonings; discussion and consideration on the issuance and sale of "City of Amarillo, Texas, Drainage Utility System Revenue Bonds, Series 2023" and "City of Amarillo, Texas, Waterworks and Sewer System Revenue Bonds, New Series 2023", including the adoption of an ordinance authorizing the issuance of such bonds; discussion and consideration of all matters incident and related to the issuance and sale of "City of Amarillo, Texas, Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2023"; consider a resolution designating certain areas as Neighborhood Empowerment Zones and adopting guidelines and criteria; consider a resolution authorizing the display of the flag of the sovereign nation of Ukraine at City facilities; professional services agreement for the development of construction documents for the 9th Street Trails Parking Lot project; consider awards for replacement of collapsing storm sewers and reconstruction of the Western and Wallace/Hagy/Port corridors and Western Street, Wallace Boulevard, Hagy Boulevard and Port Lane project, and to construct storm sewer repairs in Terrace Drive, from Cougar Drive to Mays Avenue; executive session - discuss the purchase, exchange, lease, sale, or value of real property in the Northeast, Southeast and Southwest Quadrants of Amarillo.

Canyon Independent School District

7 p.m.: Canyon ISD District Support Center, 3301 N. 23rd St., Canyon

School Board Appreciation Month; recognize student and staff achievements; consideration and action on resignation of School Board Trustee Place 3; consideration and action on the method of filling the Trustee Vacancy Place 3; Superintendent Communications – enrollment, recent and upcoming events; public hearing: Annual Performance Report and Texas Academic Performance Report; approve Monthly Financials and Quarterly Investment Report; consideration and action to approve a Change Order to the Contract with Alpha Corp for the Concrete Project at the Transportation Facility; consideration and action to approve Competitive Sealed Proposals for Concrete; accept donations; employ personnel; closed session.


Civil Service Commission

8:30 a.m.: Council Chamber, 601 S. Buchanan St.

Election of chairman and vice chairman; review and consider list of new employees, step increases, transfers, promotions, demotions, bypasses, temporary assignments, and disciplinary actions; approve the eligibility registers for the position of Police Recruit, exam given on Dec. 3; consider appointment of three physicians.

Community Development Advisory Committee

11 a.m.: Simms Municipal Building, Room 275, 808 S. Buchanan

Special meeting: CDAC training, Citizen Participation Plan.

Tutbury Public Improvement District Advisory Board

1 p.m.: Simms Municipal Building - Conference Room 203, 808 S. Buchanan St.

Discuss ongoing PID operations and maintenance; discuss and consider approval of Landscape Maintenance Bids.

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

1:30 p.m.: Board Room - Parks and Recreation Offices, 509 S. Johnson

Discuss or receive reports on the following current matters or projects: Department Divisional Updates - Administration, Aquatics, Amarillo Zoo, Athletics, Beautification and Public Arts, Capital Projects, Golf Operations, Park Maintenance, Recreation and Special Events, Senior Services, Tennis Operations, Warford Activity Center, future agenda items; present, discuss and consider action on the election of Chairman and Vice Chairman.

Animal Management and Welfare Advisory Board

5 p.m.: Council Chamber, 601 S Buchanan St.

Discuss or receive reports on the following current matters or projects: AMW Activity Report, Department Staffing, Rescue Program Update, Adoption Program Update, Community Outreach Update.

Highland Park Independent School District

5:30 p.m.: Highland Park Administration Building, 15300 Amarillo Blvd. E.

Special meeting: business items; personnel; Board of Trustees Self-Evaluation; Superintendent Summative Evaluation and Contract


Zoning Board of Adjustment

4 p.m.: Council Chamber, 601 S Buchanan St.

Consider Variance V-23-01: 1500 South Rusk St., Zoned: R-1, Legal Description: Bivins Estates, Lot 001, Block 0037, Property Owner: Melissa Carnero, Applicant: Abel Olivas and Melissa Carnero, reduce rear yard setback; consider Variance V-23-02: 2521 Walnut St., Zoned: R-1, Legal Description: Hamlet #4 CORR, Lot 001, Block 0038, Property Owner: Harry Johnson and Cynthia Powell, Applicant: Harry Johnson, reduce front yard setback.

This article originally appeared on Amarillo Globe-News: Amarillo area public meetings for the week of Jan. 8, 2023