Spring 2012 Addison Town Meeting. www.addison2012.com. TOWN MEETING TOPICS. Water Tower & Belt Line Lighting Projects Economic Development City Council’s Strategic Plan (P3) Bond and Council Elections Updates from Council Members DART Rail and Addison Opportunities to Participate
Water Tower & Belt Line Lighting Projects
City Council’s Strategic Plan (P3)
Bond and Council Elections
Updates from Council Members
DART Rail and Addison
Opportunities to Participate
It’s been a great year for economic development in Addison. We’ve added nearly 1,000 new jobs, 9 new companies, in just 10 months! Clearly we are headed in the right direction. Our planning and investments in economic development are already beginning to pay off.
Village on the Parkway
Whole Foods and top-tier movie theater
Scheduled to open in 2013
Grand opening of Vitruvian Park in October—UDR partnership
Opening of the new HQs for Authentix, Hitachi Consulting, USAA regional offices, restaurants like Raising Cane’s, etc.
Village on the Parkway: Movie Theater and Whole Foods
When we look back on our business relationships years from now, we will mark them as a significant step in growth of creative opportunities and brand enhancement for Addison. Our incredibly creative-friendly business environment has attracted several new businesses:
London is the second largest broadcaster in the State of Texas—new Addison HQ’s
Owns 41 Entertainment (Troubadour TX television show), BE Music and Entertainment, and KTXD-TV—a full power TV station carried on every North Texas cable and satellite provider
Bottle Rocket Apps
Premier iPhone, iPad, Android and iPod touch Custom App Developer located right here in Addison!
Clients include internationally recognized names like Disney, ESPN, NPR, American Express, and AARP
PROJECT, PLANNING, AND PERFORMANCE
The Project, Planning and Performance Disciplines Systems (P3) is the Town’s new management process, which combines a sophisticated software program that is driven by significant input from Town staff.
P3 enables us to track measurable indicators against Council’s Strategic Goals
The P3 process has made a significant and positive impact on our ability to stay on task and focused on goals
It is a fluid scorecard of how the Town is doing
Another outstanding example of Addison innovation and creativity in finding ways to improve our processes and make local government more efficient
On Saturday, May 12, residents of Addison will go to the polls to consider granting the Town authority to issue general obligation bonds in the amount of $55 million.
It’s been 12 years since voters last authorized the issuance of general obligation bonds and much of the debt associated with those programs is nearing repayment.
Proposition 1—Street and Utility Improvements
Proposition 2—Undergrounding of Belt Line Road Utilities
Proposition 3—Land Acquisition for the Addison Airport
Proposition 4—Land Acquisition for the Addison Arts and Events District
Proposition 5—Communications Equipment and Wireless Network Infrastructure
Proposition 6—Public Park and Pedestrian Trail Improvements
Addison Legacy Foundation
“To create a shared vision for the future of the airport that has the support of council and the community, and a strategic plan to achieve that vision.”
Develop Goals & Broad Strategies to achieve goals
To provide funding for projects and philanthropic initiatives that enhance the quality of life for those who live in, work in, or visit the Town of Addison.
Community Partners Bureau
The Town of Addison is in the process of developing a Sustainability Plan with the goal of providing a framework for Addison’s sustainable future. The plan will address the following:
Sustainable Business and Economic Development
Smart Land Use
Green Building Initiatives
Water Conservation, Waste Water, Storm Water
Parks, Open Spaces, Improved Trail System
Transportation (Bus & Light Rail)
Improved Single Family recycling
Commercial & Retail Recycling
Improved recycling at Special Events
The Addison Community Partners Bureau is a body of residents appointed to represent the Town of Addison at the non-profit organizations that provide benefits to our community.
Members will serve a one year term and will be responsible two semi-annual reviews of the non-profit they are responsible for. This involvement may include service on their designated Community Partner’s Board, committee, or task force; site visits, staff updates, or attendance of events.
Communities in Schools
CONTACT Crisis Line
Metrocrest Family Medical Clinic
Metrocrest Social Services
Senior Adult Services
The Family Place
United Basketball League
Created in 1947 by Texas Legislature
Retirement system specifically for cities in Texas
140,000 member accounts
Over 39,000 retirees
Large Texas cities do not participate – Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, Galveston and El Paso
Each TMRS participating city has its own retirement plan within the general framework of the enabling legislation
Plans are essentially cash balance plans, a hybrid of defined contribution and defined benefit elements
Performed every four to five years
Examines accuracy of actuarial assumptions
Recommended assumption changes where appropriate and should assist with rate stabilization
In 2011, performed in conjunction with annual valuation and restructuring
2012 rate – 11.18%
2012 funding ratio – 96.4%
Actuarial Value of Assets - $ 83,398,352
Total Actuarial Accrued Liability - $86,525,773
Actuarial Liability - $3,127,421
2012 rate—11.18 %
2012 Funding Ratio—96.4%
Actuarial Accrued Liability
Addison has been a long time member and contributor to DART based on the commitment and promise for us to have a commuter rail line that runs along the Cotton Belt.
The Cotton Belt Line (CBL) is an important part of the economic vitality of our entire region
Connectivity: The CBL would become the backbone of the transportation corridor, linking the far eastern parts of north Texas with DFW Airport and Fort Worth—passing right through the heart of Addison
Council and Town are focused on, and investing a great amount time and effort in this process creating a solid, strong, active coalition
It’s time to bring Cotton Belt trains to Addison! We have a very important role for you to play:
Please fill out the form left on your seat, and stop by the registration table before you leave tonight to learn more!
Ways for residents to get involved…
Bond Evaluation Committee
Addison Legacy Foundation
Community Partners Bureau
Cotton Belt Now
Citizens Assisting Police
Addison Arbor Foundation
Planning & Zoning Commission
Board of Zoning and Adjustment Board
For more ways to be in the know, be sure to sign-up for our online Town Calendar, www.addison2012.com, and our weekly Town Newsletter so you can always be in the know about what’s happening in Addison!
To find out more about these and other events, please visit: www.addison2012.com
Container Gardens in Bloom: An Addison Arbor Foundation Seminar April 14
Mini-Citizens Academy April 21
Wellness Expo April 21-22
Council Candidates Forum April 23
Addison Community Garage Sale May 5
Joint Municipal and Bond Elections May 12
Taste Addison: We’ve Got Flavor! (20th Anniversary) May 18-20
COLLABORATIVE ADAPTIVE SENSING OF THE ATMOSPHERE (CASA) RADAR
CASA radar system will be online within the next 30-60 days and will be able to help us more accurately detect and provide earlier warnings for severe weather
Locating the radar near the Addison Airport was an ideal site for the National Weather Service, who sought out Addison as a perfect location
Addison will become the first Dallas County location for CASA
FIRST CALL: EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
It’s critical for all of us to be aware during severe weather or emergency situations.
Town goal is to register all residents and businesses for First Call, which should reduce emergency or severe weather calls to our 911 operators
Residents and businesses can opt -in to receive alerts via phone, text or email—or ALL THREE!
Please Register for our Emergency Notification System at www.addisontx.gov