Mayor

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, December 10, 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 Robert Worley, Bryan-College Station Economic             Development Director.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action of proposed changes to Chapter 9

            Section 10 of the College Station Code of Ordinances; parkland dedication   ordinance.

 

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on the current status and information    regarding the Bryan-College Station Community Health Center.

 

5.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on the Facade Improvement Program (FIP)    guidelines.

 

6.         Discussion and possible action on legislative items. 

 

7.         Committee Reports

            Hear status of citizen or council subcommittee activities.

 

8.         Agenda Request by Councilmembers

            Strategic Issue #2 Power Supply Project Team (Anderson)

            Legal expenses for Anderson (Esmond)

            Minute Amendment Protocol (Hazen)

 

9.         Council Calendars

            Council Special Meeting with Planning and Zoning Commissioners, 12/17, 7:00 p.m.

            Council Special Meeting on Munson Initiative Petition, 1/7, 6:00 p.m

            Council Workshop and Regular Meetings, 1/14

 

 

 

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

 

            Staff and Legal Reports {LGC 551.075}

 

            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.

 

(Litigation)

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.

 

(Personnel)

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, December 10, 1998 at 6:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

 

11.       Pledge of Allegiance

            Invocation

            Consider request for absence from meeting

 

¨      Presentation and Recognition of Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Youth Athletes of the Year, Local and Region 5

¨      Presentation on Teen Court

¨      Presentation of certificates to local students for Twin Galaxies’ Official Video Game & Pinball Book of World Records

 

12.       Consent Agenda

 

            12.1    Consider minutes for City Council workshop and regular meetings,

                        November 12, 1998, budget workshop meetings, 8/26/98, 9/1/98, 9/3/98,                               special meetings, 11/9/98 and 11/16/98.

 

            12.2    Discussion and possible action on various elements of the Employee                          Benefit program; rejecting stop-loss insurance bids; renewing current stop-                 loss insurance proposal; accepting low bid on long-term disability                                       insurance; accepting renewal of low bid on life insurance.

 

            12.3    Discussion and possible action on renewal of the employee assistance                                  program with Interface EAP Inc. and the renewal of the prescription card                                 program with Express Scripts.

 

            12.4    Discussion and possible action on a resolution amending Section 1, D,1 of                the City of College Station Policies and Procedures Handbook regarding                                     Compensation.

 

            12.5    Discussion and possible action on a resolution adopting a Plan and Trust                               Document for Section 457 Deferred Compensation optional retirement                                   plan.

 

            12.6    RFP 98-43  Discussion and possible action to award a contract for Phase II               of the installation of telecommunication switching infrastructure in the                          amount of $210,973.82.  Recommend award to GTE as lowest, responsible

 

 

 

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                        bidder meeting specifications.  Funds available in the Electric CIP as part                              of the Fiber Optic Loop Project.

 

            12.7    Bid No. 99-23  Discussion and possible action on Fiber Optic Cable in the                amount of $72,312.00.  Recommend award to Graybar Electric as lowest,                                    responsible bidder meeting specifications.  Funds available as approved                            and budgeted in the Electric CIP as part of the Fiber Optic Loop Project.

 

            12.8    Bid No. 99-25  Discussion and possible action on Fiber Optic Splicing                                   Materials in the amount of $34,675.04.  Recommend award to Fibertron as                lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications.  Funds available as                                    approved and budgeted in the Electric CIP as part of the Fiber Optic Loop                       Project.

 

            12.9    Bid No. 99-16  Discussion and possible action on the purchase of a power                transformer in the amount of $417,957.00.  Recommend award to                                            Waukesha Electric Systems as lowest, responsible bidder meeting                                                specifications.  Funds available and budgeted in the Electric Capital                              Improvement Projects Budget

 

            12.10  Bid No. 9918  Discussion and possible action for Sanitary Sewer                                            improvements for Spring Creek Drainage Basin in the amount of                                             $493,565.00.  Recommend award to Texcon Contractors as lowest,                            responsible bidder meeting specifications.

 

            12.11  Discussion and possible action for approval of exemption from competitive                bidding as described more fully in LGC 252.022(a)(3) a procurement                                 necessary because of unforeseen damage to public machinery, equipment,                  or other property.  Estimated cost of repairs to 1996 75 foot Ladder Truck is                  $43,703.00 to Emergency Vehicles of Texas, Inc. 

 

            12.12  Discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 10,                                  Section 3.E(2)(f), Ordinance #2344; a recently adopted speed limit                                         ordinance on State Highway 30 from the East City Limits at FM 158 to                              Business State Highway 6R (Texas Avenue).

 

            12.13  Discussion and possible action authorizing the mayor to execute                                              agreement subordinating the City’s Facade Improvement Program (FIP)                                lien on the Satchel’s project property to a lien to be executed by Compass                        Bank.

 

            12.14  Discussion and possible action of authorization to proceed with                                               negotiations for professional engineering services for projects related to                                 the Wolf Pen Creek (WPC) Revised Master Plan.

 

 

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            12.15  Discussion and possible action on modifications to the city’s Down                                         Payment Assistance Program (DAP).

 

            12.16  Discussion and possible action on proposed contract with Waterscape                                  Consultants, Inc., of Houston, Texas to provide design services for                                           renovations to Adamson Pool in the amount of $51,100.  Funds available in

                        the 1998-1999 General Fund Budget which includes $65,000 for                                              engineering work for Adamson Pool.

 

            12.17  Discussion and possible action on an amendment to the Economic                                         Development Agreement between the City of College Station, The Bryan-                              College Station Economic Development Corporation and College Station                                Development Group, L.P.

 

13.       Regular Agenda

 

            13.1    Discussion and possible action of a conceptual plan for The Estates at                                   Spring Creek consisting of approximately 220 acres between Barron Road               and the future State Highway 40 and including a future high school site, the                 extension of Victoria Avenue to SH 40, and the extension of Southern                                 Plantation to Victoria Avenue.  98-324

 

            13.2    Discussion and possible action on a Preliminary Plat of The Gateway,                                    approximately 75 acres, divided into 6 C-B and R-5 zoned lots located on                              the NW corner of University Drive and SH 6.  98-327

 

            13.3    Discussion and possible action of a revised Master Development Plan for                              the Crowley tract, approximately 500 acres located on the northwest corner                      of Greens Prairie Road (which is also the future Highway 40) and

                        Highway 6.  98-329

 

            13.4    Discussion and possible action on a request for oversize and additional                                 participation, in the amount of $208,322.00, for extensions of an 18 inch                                 water line and an 8 inch sanitary sewer line along the east side of State                            Highway 6 to be constructed with the Harley-Davidson Site; and a variance                  to the City Subdivision Regulations, Section 9-D.1 for oversize participation                  in a sanitary sewer line of 8 inches.  Also a variance request to the City                                     Subdivision Regulations, Section 9-C.5 and 9-D.5 regarding the timing of                              payment of oversize participation.

 

            13.5    Discussion and possible action an ordinance amending Chapter 9 of the                                College Station City Code, establishing the Planning and Zoning                                              Commission as the authority for plat review and approval, and establishing                the City Council as the authority for review and approval of development                                     agreements and oversize participation requests.

 

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            13.6    Discussion and possible action to reappoint to two (2) representatives                                    to the Bryan/College Station Public Library System Advisory Board.

 

            13.7    Discussion and possible action to appoint two (2) members to the Board of               Directors of the Greater Texas Student Loan Corporation, Inc.

 

            13.8    Discussion and possible action to appoint one member to the Wolf Pen                                  Creek Tax Increment Financing District (TIF#1) Board of Directors and a                                board chair for 1999.

 

14.       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).

 

15.       Final action on Executive Session, if necessary.

 

16.       Adjourn

 

 

I certify that this agenda was posted on the bulletin board at the Municipal Building, 1101 Texas Avenue, College Station, Texas on December 4, 1998 at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

____________________________                     ____________________________

City Manager George K. Noe                                  City Secretary Connie Hooks

 

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