City Council

Lynn McIlhaney

Steve Esmond

Mayor Pro Tempore

Ron Silvia

David Hickson

Swiki Anderson

City Manager

Larry Mariott

George K. Noe

Anne Hazen





College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting Agenda

Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 3:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas



1.      Discussion of consent agenda items listed for Regular Council Meeting.


2.      Presentation, discussion and possible action on Vision Statement #7 (Employment/Prosperity).  Report by Dr. John Crompton, member of the Parks and Recreation Board, to discuss fiscal impacts of parks.


3.      Presentation, discussion and possible action on Council Strategic Issue #3 - Accessibility In and Out of Bryan/College Station.  Report by Michael Parks from the Metropolitan Planning Organization and Ronnie Hale from the Texas Department of Transportation.


4.      Presentation, discussion and possible action on the proposed Carter Creek Relocation project.


5.      Discussion and possible action on Council Strategic Issue #17 - City Hall Center.


6.         Committee Reports

Hear status of citizen or council subcommittee activities.


7.         Agenda Request by Councilmembers


8.         Council Calendars

Project Unity Town Hall Meeting, 11/17 Lincoln Center

Council Workshop and Regular Meetings, 12/10

National League of Cities Annual Conference, 12/1-5 in Kansas City, Missouri


9.      Executive Session and staff reports will immediately follow the workshop meeting in the Training Room.

Staff and Legal Reports {LGC 551.075}





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            Pending and Contemplated Litigation (See Litigation Section Notice) {LGC 551.071};         possible action


            Appointment and evaluation of public officials (See Personnel Section Notice)

            {LGC 551.074} possible action


If personnel or litigation issues arise as to the posted subject matter of this Council Meeting an executive session will be held.



The City Council may consider pending and contemplated litigation subjects.  The following subjects may be discussed:


Bryan v. College Station:

            Cause No. 40,381-85

            Docket No. 15020

            Docket No. 16157

            Cause No. H-95-5627

            Cause No. 43,098-85

            Docket No. TX-98-2000

            Cause No. 96-03168

            Cause No. 97-02587

George & Tara Sopasakis v. College Station

Lewis v. College Station

Franklin Gold v. College Station, Bryan and BVSWMA

Wendy Boriskie v. College Station


Litigation is, by its nature, an on-going process, and questions may arise as to trial tactics which need to be explained to the City Council.  Upon occasion, the City Council may need information from the City Attorney as to the status of the pending or contemplated litigation subjects above.  After discussion of the pending and contemplated litigation subjects in executive session, any final action or vote taken will be in public.



City Council may consider the appointment, employment, evaluation reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of public officers or employees, City Manager, City Attorney,

Municipal Judge, City Secretary, and City Board and Committee members.  A complete list of City Boards and Committees are on file in the City Secretary office.  After discussion of appointment and evaluation of Council appointees and Board and Committee members in executive session, any final action or vote taken will be in public.





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College Station City Council

Regular Meeting Agenda

Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 6:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas



10.       Pledge of Allegiance


            Consider request for absence from meeting.

            Presentation:    Savvy Award for Citizen University

                                       Amateur Softball Association District 30


11.       Consent Agenda


            11.1    Consider minutes for City Council workshop and regular meetings,

                        October 22, 1998 and regular meeting, October 8, 1998. 


            11.2    Discussion and possible action on the 1998 U.S. Department of                                              Justice, COPS MORE grant award of $22,296 to help establish and employ              a Police Department Crime Analyst.


            11.3    Bid No. 98-01  Discussion and possible action on renewal of annual                            blanket order for pre-stressed spun cast concrete electrical distribution                                    poles.  Estimated annual expenditure to Stresscrete, Inc. not to exceed                               $94,500.


            11.4    Discussion and possible action on resolution approving a arborist training                  program, committing the City to the local match contribution in the grant                           application and directing the Director of Parks and Recreation to sign an                                 agreement with the Texas Forest Service for 1997 matching grant funds to                      provide a arborist training workshop to be held in College Station.


            11.5    Discussion and possible action on a recommendation from the Parks and                              Recreation Board to officially name the new 150 acre athletic park as                          “Veterans Park and Athletic Complex”.


            11.6    Bid 99-11  Discussion and possible action on the purchase of a Mini-                         Excavator for Water/WasteWater in the amount of $36,795.  Recommend                        award to Conley, Lott, Nichols as lowest, responsible bidder meeting                              specifications.  Funds available in the Wastewater Fund.


            11.7    Discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 10,                                  Section 4, paragraph G changing the hourly fee for parking in the                                             Northgate Promenade Parking Lot.


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            11.8    Discussion and possible action for professional service contracts with                                    Davis & Shank in the amount of $75,000.00.  Funds available in the 1998-                             1999 Community Development and Self Insurance Fund..


            11.9    Discussion and possible action on professional service contract for the                                   Northeast Sewer Trunkline Project to GSW Othon, Inc. in the amount not to                 exceed $185,950. 


12.       Regular Agenda


            12.1    Public hearing, discussion and possible action on rezoning approximately                  28 acres located west of the West Ridge Subdivision, from A-O Agricultural                   Open to R-1 Single Family Residential.  (98-113)


            12.2    Presentation and possible action on initiative petition, consider initiative                                 ordinance, hold public hearing, and consider ordinance calling special                                    election.


            12.3    Discussion and possible action on the 1998 Gainsharing Distribution.


            12.4    Discussion and possible action approving a Real Estate Sales Contract                                 between the City of College Station and Mr. Abbas Hassain for the                                          purchase of Lots 21 and 22, Blocks 6-7, Boyett Addition, College Station,                                   Texas in the total amount of $155,000 for the Northgate Parking Garage                             Project.


            12.5    Discussion and possible action of an amendment to an Economic                                           Development Agreement and a new lease between the City of College                                   Station, Freewing Aerial Robotics Corporation, and the Bryan-College                          Station Economic Development Corporation.


            12.6    Discussion and possible action on an Amendment to a Real Estate                                         Contract between the City of College Station and William J. Madden, Jr.


            12.7    Discussion and possible action on expenditure of $57,000 in Facade                                     Improvement Program funding to Mr. William Madden, Jr. d.b.a.                                               Texadelphia Sandwich and Sports for eligible facade renovations to 317-                               319 Patricia Street.


            12.8    Discussion and possible action on a Lease Agreement between the City of               College Station and Deluxe Burger Bar of College Station, Inc.






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13.       Hear Visitors

            At this time, the Mayor will open the floor to citizens wishing to address the                 City Council on city related issues not scheduled on the agenda.  Please                                   limit your presentation to three minutes.  The Council will receive the                                 information, ask city staff to look into the matter, or place the matter on a                                    future agenda for discussion.  (A recording is made of the meeting; please                        give your name and address for the record).


14.       Final action on Executive Session, if necessary.


15.       Adjourn



I certify that this agenda was posted on the bulletin board at the Municipal Building, 1101 Texas Avenue, College Station, Texas on November 6, 1998 at 5:00 p.m.




____________________________                     ____________________________

City Manager George K. Noe                                  City Secretary Connie Hooks


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