Mayor

City Council

Lynn McIlhaney

James Massey

Mayor Pro Tempore

Ron Silvia

Larry Mariott

Winnie Garner

City Manager

Dennis Maloney

George K. Noe

Anne Hazen

 

 

 

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday, August 12, 1999 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 on "Building Cities of Character" by Jonathan Stewart, General Director of the International Association of Character Cities.  Possible action if necessary.

 

3.                  Presentation by Nancy Crouch, Chamber of Commerce Committee on Tourism Attractions.  Possible action if necessary.

 

4.         Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a Phase I Summary Report of the Water Supply Consolidation Project between cities of Bryan, College Station, and Texas A&M University.

 

5.         Presentation, discussion, and possible action on ranking the City Council's 1999 Strategic Issues.

 

6.                  Committee Reports

 

7.         Agenda Request by Councilmembers

 

8.         Council Calendars

            Council Pictures 8/12, 2:00 p.m. Council Chambers

            Council Workshop and Regular Meetings 8/26

 

9.         Hear Visitors (5:00 – 5:15 p.m.)

(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).

 

 

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

 

            Pending and Contemplated Litigation {LGC 551.071}; possible action

            (refer to Litigation Section Notice)

 

            Real Estate {LGC 551.072}; possible action (refer to Real Estate Notice)

            a.  Land Acquisition for future community park and cemetery site.

 

Personnel {LGC 551.074}; possible action (refer to Personnel Section Notice)

            a.  Appointments to Zoning Board of Adjustments

            b.  City Manager Annual Evaluation

 

Litigation

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

            Cause No. 43,098-85, Brazos County-Bryan v. College Station

Cause No. 96-03168, Travis County – Bryan, et al. v. PUC (intervention)

            Cause No. 97-02587, Travis County – Bryan, et al. v. PUC (intervention)

            Cause No. 98-13391, Travis County – Bryan, et al. v. PUC (intervention)

            Cause No. 96-06940, Travis County – Bryan, et al. v. PUC (intervention)

            Cause No. 97-07000, Travis County – Bryan, et al. v. PUC (intervention)

Cause No. 40,1420-85, Brazos Co. – Anderson & Esmond v. College Station & Connie Hooks

            Cause No. 49,367-CCL2, Brazos County – Wilkerson v. College Station

            Civil Action No. 01-98-01056-CV, Court of Appeals – Gold v. College Station

            Civil Action No. H-97-2532, U.S. District Court – Lewis v. College Station

            Civil Action No. H-98-0847, U.S. District Court – Boriskie v. College Station

            Docket No. 96-2-000, FERC – College Station, applicant

Claim and release by Young Contractors, Inc. regarding Southwest Parkway Rehabilitation Project

            Landfill Site Selection

 

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 listed above.  After discussion of the pending and contemplated litigation subjects in executive session, any final action or vote taken will be in public.

 

Real Estate

The City Council may consider the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property if deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the City in negotiations with a third person.

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Personnel

The 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 directory of Boards and Committees is 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. 

 

11.       Final action on Executive Session, if necessary.

 

 

 

APPROVED:

 

I certify that this agenda was posted on the bulletin board in the Municipal Building, 1101 Texas Avenue, College Station, Texas on August 6, 1999 at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

___________________________                  ____________________________

City Manager George K. Noe                          City Secretary Connie Hooks

 

 

 

This building is wheelchair accessible.  Handicap parking spaces are available.  Any request for sign interpretive services must be made 48 hours before the meeting.  To make arrangements call (409) 764-3517 or (TDD) 1-800-735-2989.  Internet website http://www.ci.college-station.tx.us and Cable Access Channel 19.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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College Station City Council

Regular Meeting Agenda

Thursday, August 12, 1999 at 6:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

 

12.       Pledge of Allegiance

            Invocation

            Consider request for absence from meeting

Presentation to Marilyn Zapalac for her achievement in the Special Olympics World Summer Games in North Carolina. 

 

Consent Agenda

 

13.1     Discussion and possible action on minutes for City Council workshop and regular meeting, July 8, 1999.

 

13.2     Bid No. 98-66 -- Discussion and possible action on renewal of annual contract for police uniforms.  Recommend award with Red the Uniform Tailor, Inc. for an estimated annual expenditure of $36,500.  Funds budgeted and available in General Fund, Police Department.  

 

13.3     Bid No. 98-78 -- Discussion and possible action on renewal of annual contract for electric meters.  Recommend award to Wesco Distribution, for an estimated annual expenditure of $61,837.  Funds available in electric inventory.                                   

 

13.4     Bid No. 99-50 -- Discussion and possible action on the purchase of relay materials for the Switch Station Substation.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Schweitzer Engineering Lab in the amount of $29,083.  Funds available in Utility Bond Fund, Project No. ET9801

 

13.5     Bid No. 99-70 -- Discussion and possible action on contract for Anderson Street Widening.  Recommend award to Young Contractors in the amount of $582,009.15 (Alternate B).  Funds available in ’95 general obligation bond funds.

 

13.6     Bid No. 99-85 -- Discussion and possible action on purchase of switch station materials and transmission and metering revisions.  Award to each of the lowest, responsible bidder(s) meeting specifications for a total of $277,068.40. 

 

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13.7     Bid No. 99-96 -- Discussion and possible action on annual bid for various light poles and light fixtures.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Techline, Inc. in the amount of $161,894.  Funds available in Electrical Inventory.

 

13.8     Bid No. 99-97 -- Discussion and possible action on purchase and installation of 50 ton A/C chiller replacement for the Police Building.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Area Wide Mechanical in the amount of $29,625.  Funds available in General Fund, Facilities Maintenance. 

 

13.9     RFP No. 99-55 -- Discussion and possible action on Household and Hazardous Waste Collection and Disposal Services Contract.  Award to MSE Environmental, Inc. for an annual estimated expenditure of $120,000. Funds available in BVSWMA Administration Budget.

 

13.10   RFP No. 99-63 -- Discussion and possible action on purchase of Landfill Scalehouse Software, approval of a software license agreement and software services agreement, and authorization to execute an escrow agreement.  Recommend award to Paradigm Software, Inc. for a total of $20,060.  Funds available in Landfill Operations Budget.

 

13.11   Discussion and possible action on an amendment of existing contract for professional services contract with Texas Utilities.  

 

13.12   Discussion and possible action on ratification of change order for emergency repairs to Water Well No. 4 in the amount of $23,952 to Alsay, Inc.  Funds available in Water Fund, Water Operations.

 

13.13   Discussion and possible action on a change order to the HDR Site Selection/Permitting contract to provide for the development of a Class I Permit Modification to reflect regulatory changes for ballast and dewatering for undeveloped portions of Rock Prairie Road Landfill.

 

13.14   Discussion and possible action on a resolution determining a public necessity to acquire twelve single family homes and smaller portions of seven additional properties, giving notice of an official determination to acquire property for the widening of George Bush East, and establish procedures for the acquisition of property.  

 

13.15   Discussion and possible action on proposed amendments to the Brazos Animal Shelter contract with College Station, Bryan, and Brazos County. 

 

13.16   Discussion and possible action to call a public hearing on the City of College Station 1999-2000 proposed budget.

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13.17   Discussion and possible action on a sub-lease agreement between the City of College Station and Loupot's Bookstores for Police Department office space at 105 College Main. 

 

13.18   Discussion and possible action on Change Order No. 3 for construction of the Eastgate Residential Utility Replacement (SS-9814) to Texcon Contractors, Inc. in the amount of $64,295.  Funds available in Utility Replacement Fund.

 

13.19   Discussion and possible action on an interlocal agreement between the City of College Station and TAMU for the dedication of a temporary construction easement for installation of a traffic signal pole replacement at Bizzell and George Bush Drive and Olsen and George Bush Drive. 

 

13.20   Discussion and possible action to provide an additional $26,000 Community Development Block Grant Public Facility funds for reimbursable construction costs for Bryan College Station Consolidated Health Center and to amend the existing financial agreement between the City of College Station and the Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Inc.

 

13.21   Discussion and possible action on the sale of property located at 550 Banks to income eligible buyers for $72,000 and to provide down payment assistance to facilitate the purchase.

 

13.22   Discussion and possible action on the sale of property located at 118 Southland to income eligible buyers in the amount of $63,500 and to provide down payment assistance to facilitate the purchase. 

 

13.23   Discussion and possible action on the sale of property located at 705 Churchill to income eligible buyers for $6,500. 

 

13.24   Discussion and possible action on the execution of a warranty deed transferring a city owned property to the Bryan-College Station Habitat for Humanity, which will be used as a single-family home site.

 

13.25   Discussion and possible action on memorandum of understanding between the City and Brazos Valley Community Action Agency for $146,025 and Brazos Valley Interfaith Outreach for $99,525 in federal HOME program CHDO funds set aside. 

 

13.26   Discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 10, Section 2F of the College Station Code of Ordinances regarding Traffic Control Device Inventory, Schedule V School Zones.  The school zones are additional zones on Nueces Drive at the High School and Graham Road at Cypress Grove Intermediate School.

 

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13.27   Discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 9 of the College Station Code of Ordinances providing for the following changes:

1)  remove references to pre-submission conferences; 2) require survey data be tied to the city monumentation; 3) allow for longer cul-de-sacs as long as the number of lots is 24 or less; 4) change the extraterritorial jurisdiction regulations to ensure that the regulations are not stricter than the city's rural subdivision regulations; and, 5) change the name of the agency for which compliance is required for water and sanitary sewer in the extraterritorial jurisdiction. 

 

13.28   Discussion and possible action on a request to place off premise signs on city property to announce the 1999 United Way campaign.  The banners shall be located at Wolf Pen Creek, Central Park, water tower fence at Holleman and Texas Avenue, and the water tower fence on University Drive during the months of September and October.   

 

13.29   Discussion and possible action on an interlocal agreement between the City of College Station and the City of Weatherford for the sale of one 1987 Mack Truck with twenty foot dump body in the amount of $10,000.  Proceeds from the sale will be deposited into the City's Fleet Replacement Fund.

 

13.30   Discussion and possible action on change order to Professional Services Cotnract with McCord Engineering for $100,000.

 

Regular Agenda

 

14.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on rezoning 13.82 acres, Pebble Creek Phase 8-B located southwest of the intersection of Royal Adelade and St.      Andrews Drive from A-O Agricultural Open and M-1 Planned Industrial to R-1      Single Family Residential (99-118, 99-71).  Applicant is Davis Young for Pebble          Creek Development Company.

 

14.2     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on rezoning approximately 18.6    acres located in front of and adjacent to Raintree Subdivision from R-1 Single           Family Residential and A-O Agricultural/Open Space to PDD-H Planned            Development District Housing (99-27).  Applicant is Darrell Grien for D&L       Ventures

 

14.3     Presentation, discussion, and possible action on the City of College Station

            1999-2000 Proposed Budget.

 

 

 

 

 

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14.4     Presentation, discussion, and possible action on the 1999 Community Development Division one year action plan, FY 2000 annual budget projects, and activities utilizing funds from Community Development Block Grant, HOME             program, program income, and affordable housing initiatives.  Consider authorization for continued expenditure of estimated remaining grant balances, amendment to the city's citizens' participation plan, and authorization for the City Manager to execute necessary documents for submission to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  

 

14.5     Discussion and possible action on an ordinance establishing an absentee policy for         council appointed boards and committee members.

 

14.6     Discussion and possible action on appointment of a citizen as an architecture      representative to the City Center Planning Ad Hoc Committee.

 

15.       Governance Agenda:  Discussion and possible action on developing characteristics that reflect council’s vision for the community.

 

16.       Council Monitoring Report

            The City of College Station Governing policy states that the Council will monitor and regularly discuss the council’s own process and performance and ensure the continuity of its governance capability by retraining and redevelopment.

 

17.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for 8/12/99.

 

18.       Final action on executive session, if necessary.

 

19.       Adjourn

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I certify that this agenda was posted on the bulletin board at the Municipal Building, 1101 Texas Avenue, College Station, Texas on August 6, 1999 at 5:00 p.m.

 

__________________________                    ____________________________

City Manager George K. Noe                          City Secretary Connie Hooks

 

This building is wheelchair accessible.  Handicap parking spaces are available.  Any request for sign interpretive services must be made 48 hours before the meeting.  To make arrangements call (409) 764-3517 or (TDD) 1-800-735-2989.  Agendas posted on Internet Website http://www.ci.college-station.tx.us and Cable Access Channel 19.