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, September 9, 1999 at 4:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

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

 

2.         Discussion and possible action regarding a resolution on the Cities of Character Program.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on projects eligible to receive CDBG Public Facility funding and continued discussion on Community Development program guidelines.

 

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on Legislative Update.

 

5.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on the City of College Station Proposed 1999-2000 Budget.

 

6.         Committee Reports

 

7.         Agenda Request by Councilmembers

 

8.         Council Calendars

            Council Special Budget Workshop Meeting 9/7

            TAMU Chancellor Reception 9/8, Brazos Center

            Region 10 Meeting 9/16, Lockhart

            Mayors Brunch 9/17

            Teen Center Opening 9/20

            Citizen Committee Recognition Dinner 9/20

Council Workshop and Regular Meetings 9/23

            Environmental Excellence Award Ceremony 9/21

 

9.         Hear Visitors (5:45 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).

 


 

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.  .54 acres, Lot 2 Block A Culpepper, 300 Dominik

 

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

a.       City Secretary Semi-Annual Evaluation

b.      City Judge Semi-Annual Evaluation

c.       City Attorney Annual Evaluation

 

Economic Development Negotiations {LGC 551.0863} possible action

(see Economic Development Notice)

a.  Contract with William J. Madden Jr.

 

Litigation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

            Cause No. 49,367-CCL2, – 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

            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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Economic Development

The City Council may consider:

(1)  commercial or financial information that the City Council has received from a business prospect that the City seeks to locate, stay or expand in or near the City with which the City is conducting Economic development negotiations, or

(2)  deliberate the offer of financial or other incentives with the business prospect.  After the discussion of the Economic Development information 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 September 3, 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.


College Station City Council

Regular Meeting Agenda

Thursday, September 9, 1999 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

 

12.       Pledge of Allegiance

            Invocation

            Consider request for absence from meeting

Presentation:

·        Texas Aggie Baseball Team

·        Constitution Week

 

Consent Agenda

 

13.1     Discussion and possible action on minutes for City Council workshop and regular meeting, August 26, 1999.

 

13.2     Bid No. 99-82 -- Discussion and possible action on demolition of Meridian Apartments including Alternate A removal of concrete slab.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Laughlin Environmental, Inc. in the amount of $163,673.  Funds available and budgeted in the Community Development Block Grant Fund.

 

13.3     Discussion and possible action on a contract amendment for the demolition of Meridian Apartments (Contract No. 99-182).

 

13.4     Bid No. 99-95 -- Discussion and possible action on Eastgate and Lions Parks site improvements.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Fuqua Construction Company, Inc. in the amount of $56,085.  Funds available in the Parks Project and Street Project Funds.

 

13.5     Bid No. 99-100 --Discussion and possible action on purchase of a street chipspreader.  Recommend award to lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications, R.B. Everett & Company in the amount of $148,569.  Also, staff recommends optional trade-in offer on a 1984 Etnyre for $17,000, for a net purchase cost of $131,569.  Funds available and budgeted in the Fleet Replacement Fund.

 

13.6     Bid No. 99-104 – Discussion and possible action to reject all bids received for a Hydraulic Digger Truck.

 

13.7     Bid No. 99-107 –Discussion and possible action on purchase and installation of the main electrical switchgear for Sandy Point Pump Station.  Recommend award to lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications, Britt Rice Electric, Inc. in the amount of $130,234.  Funds available and budgeted in the Water Fund.

 

 

13.8     Consideration and possible action on a right-of-way easement to the City of College Station for three-phase electrical service to the USDA/ARS Building on F&B Road.

 

13.9     Discussion and possible action to ratify payment for professional services in the amount of $17,917.93 to Davis & Shank, P.C. regarding the Boriski Litigation.  This request is exempt from competitive bidding/proposal as allowed in LGC 252.022(a)(4) for a procurement of professional services.  Also request Council approval for an unspecified amount not to exceed $50,000 of which $1,909.21 is a current expense due and payable for services rendered through July 31, 1999.

 

13.10   Discussion and possible action on exemption from competitive bidding LGC 252.022.(2)

a procurement necessary to preserve or protect the health or safety of the municipality's residents.  Staff requests ratification of additional underground utility line locates from Byers Engineering for $6,500.00, as required by State House Bill 2295.  Funds available in the Electrical Operational Budget.

 

13.11   Discussion and possible action to purchase a replacement Ford Econoline Cargo Van for $16,828.01 from Philpott Motor Company via the Houston-Galveston Area Council.  Funds available in the Property and Casualty Fund and Equipment/Vehicle Replacement Fund.

 

13.12   Discussion and possible action on purchase of “Site Lens” software for the City’s trunked radio system.  This purchase is exempt from competitive bidding as allowed in LGC 252.022(a)(7)(A) “a procurement of items that are available from only one source, including items that are available from only one source because of patents, copyrights, secret processes, or natural monopolies”.  Staff recommends purchase of Site Lens software license from Motorola for $25,935.  Funds available in the Equipment Replacement Fund, Technical Services – Software Replacement.

 

13.13   Discussion and possible action to purchase a traffic system upgrade for $76,325.00 from Texas Highway Products, the authorized dealer for Eagle Traffic Control Systems.  This purchase is exempt from competitive bidding as allowed in LGC 252.022(7)(a)(D), “a procurement of items that are available from only one source, including captive replacement parts or components for equipment.” Funds available in the 1995 General Obligation Bonds.

 

Regular Agenda

 

14.1     Discussion and possible action on a power supply contract with TXU Electric.

 

14.2     Public hearing, discussion, and possible action on the City of College Station 1999-2000 advertised ad valorem tax rate.  Also, discussion and possible action on scheduling and announcing the meeting date, time and place to adopt the tax rate.

 

14.3     Discussion and possible action on the City of College Station Proposed 1999-2000 Budget.

 

 

 

14.4     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on application for Oil and Gas Operations Permit for the Brazos Coal – Terry “B” Unit No. 1RE as requested by the proposed operator, Union Pacific Resources of Fort Worth, Texas.

 

14.5     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on the creation of Reinvestment Zone #11 and consider adoption of an Ordinance creating Reinvestment Zone #11 for commercial tax abatement.

 

14.6     Discussion and possible action on an Agreement for Development and Tax Abatement in Reinvestment Zone #11.

 

14.7     Discussion and possible action on an Economic Development Agreement between the City of College Station, Bryan/College Station Economic Development Corporation and HTRI Corporation.

 

14.8     Discussion and possible action on resolutions providing grants for the purchase of 4.575 acres of land to the Economic Development Corporation for HTRI Corporation and payment of permit and tap/meter fees for HTRI Corporation for economic development.

 

14.9     Discussion and possible action on a Real Estate Contract between the City of College Station and the Bryan/College Station Economic Development Corporation.

 

14.10   Discussion and possible action on appointment to the Wolf Pen Creek Tax Increment Finance District Board of Directors and the Historic Preservation Committee.

 

15.       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.

 

16.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for 9/9/99.

 

17.       Final action on executive session, if necessary.

 

18.       Adjourn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

I certify that this agenda was posted on the bulletin board at the Municipal Building, 1101 Texas Avenue, College Station, Texas on September 3, 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.