Mayor

City Council

Lynn McIlhaney

James Massey

Mayor Pro Tempore

Ron Silvia

Larry Mariott

Winnie Garner

Acting City Manager

Dennis Maloney

Tom Brymer

Anne Hazen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday, October 14, 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.   Presentation, discussion and possible action on the adoption of the 1999-2000 Strategic Issue Action Plans.

 

3.   Presentation, discussion and possible action on status of Community Appearance Committee and Electrical Examining Board.

 

4.   Committee Reports

 

5.   Agenda Request by Councilmembers

 

6.   Council Calendars

Brunch with the Mayor 10/22, Council Chambers, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Council Workshop and Regular Meetings 10/28, Council Chambers

Texas Municipal League Conference 11/17 – 11/20, Dallas

 

7.   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).


8.  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.  Possible exchange and purchase of land for Texas Avenue water tank property.

b.  Possible purchase of land for Business Park.

 

Economic Development Negotiations {LGC 551.086}; possible action

(refer to Economic Development Notice)

a.  Texcon

b.  Destia Communications

c.  Acquisition of land and participation in drainage costs for new Business Center

d.  Freewing Economic Incentive Package

e.  Conference Center and Hotel Project

f.  Private dormitory in Northgate

 

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

 

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.

 

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)  the financial offer 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.

 

9.   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 October 8, 1999 at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

_____________________________              ____________________________

Acting City Manager Tom Brymer                    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, October 14, 1999 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

 

10.       Pledge of Allegiance

Invocation

Consider request for absence from meeting

Presentations: 

·        National Arts and Humanities Month 1999

·        Savvy Award

·        Silver Circle Award

 

Consent Agenda

 

11.1     Discussion and possible action on minutes for City Council workshop and regular meeting, Sept. 9, 1999, special meetings on Sept. 8, 1999 and Sept. 13, 1999. 

 

11.2          RFP 98-38 – Discussion and possible action on renewal for professional auditing services.  Recommend contract renewal with Ingram, Wallis and Company in the amount of for $67,000 for audit services for the City of College Station.  Fiscal year ending

September 30, 1999. 

 

11.3     Bid No. 99-03 – Discussion and possible action on renewal of an agreement for street materials as follows:

a.       emulsion products from Gulf States Asphalt not to exceed $38,400;

b.      asphalt products from Young Contractors no to exceed $396,000;

c.       crushed stone from Colorado Materials not to exceed $63,060;

d.      concrete curb and gutter from Texcon, Inc. not to exceed $228,375.

 

Total annual expenditures for street materials is $725,835.  Funds appropriated in City’s General and Capital Improvements Funds.

 

11.4     Bid No. 99-04 – Discussion and possible action on renewal of an annual agreement for concrete.  Recommend contract renewal to Boyd Ready Mix for annual estimated expenditure of $24,782.50.  Funds available in the General Fund (Parks Department and Public Works) and Water and Wastewater Fund.

 

11.5     Bid No. 99-44 – Discussion and possible action on renewal agreement for 3” crushed limestone to be used at the Landfill.  Recommend renewal with Texcon, Inc. for an estimated annual expenditure of $26,500.  Funds available in the BVSWMA’s Operating Budget.

 

11.6     Bid No. 99-103 – Discussion and possible action on a contract for rehabilitation of the Dowling Road pump station and the demolition of the University Drive water storage tank.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Advantage Contract Services for $281,950.  Funds appropriated in FY 99 Water Fund Budget and cash remains available in the fund.  The appropriation for these projects will be included in a budget amendment during FY 2000.

 

11.7     Bid No. 99-108 – Discussion and possible action on the renovation of Adamson Pool.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Progressive Chemicals, Inc. for $747,600.  Funds available and budgeted as follows:  $701,000 in Parks Projects Fund, FY 2000 Capital Improvements, and $50,000 1998 Bonds.

 

11.8     Bid No. 99-114 – Discussion and possible action on the purchase of substation hardened fiber equipment.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Pulsar Technologies for $26,160.  Funds available and budgeted in Utility Bond Funds.

 

11.9     Discussion and possible action for approval of exemptions from competitive bidding as described more fully in LGC 252.022(a)(7) a procurement of items that are available from only one source and LGC 252.022(a)(4) a procurement of professional services.

 

11.10   Discussion and possible action to ratify a change order for a professional services contract with McCord Engineering for $75,000.  Funds available in the Electrical Fund and Capital Improvement Fund for street Projects.

 

11.11   Discussion and possible action on an interlocal agreement with the Brazos Valley Council of Governments (BVCOG) for the sale of surplus personal computer equipment.

 

11.12   Discussion and possible action on a contract for professional services with Camp, Dresser and McKee, Inc. (CDM) for engineering design and construction management of the Lick Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion and Trunk Line Sewers.  Funds available and budgeted in the FY 1999-2000 Sewer Revenue Bond Fund.

 

11.13   Discussion and possible action on a resolution to ratify the FY 1999 Texas A&M Research Foundation Advanced Law Enforcement and Response Technology (ALERT) Vehicle Systems Subagreement S900058 and to accept Amendment No 1 to this Subagreement.  Total subagreement amount is $104,380.  Total funding under the original subagreement was $104,380.  Amendment No 1 provides for no modifications of funding.  The city will not contribute any funds to this project.

 

11.14   Discussion and possible action on a resolution to apply for a State-administered grant for the Police Department to expand efforts to address the enforcement of underage drinking laws. 

 

11.15   Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving an agreement with CSC Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc. for engineering, construction quality assurance, and consulting services for future construction projects at the Rock Prairie Road Landfill.

 

11.16   Discussion and possible action on a settlement agreement in the amount of $4,503.05 with Arkcraft, Inc. to recover one half of the debt incurred by Gulf Coast Site Works Contractors, Inc. for disposal services rendered at the Rock Prairie Road Landfill.  The BVSWMA Board of Directors recommend approval of the agreement.

 

11.17   Discussion and possible action on an agreement with Texas A&M University to interconnect the fiber optic cable networks of each respective entity.

 

11.18   Discussion and possible action on the sale of 118 Southland to income-eligible buyers for appraised value of $63,500 and to provide down payment assistance to facilitate the purchase.

 

11.19   Discussion and possible action on the donation of the lot at 910 Welsh Street to the Bryan/College Station Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

 

11.20   Discussion and possible action on renewal of an interlocal agreement between the City of College Station and the College Station Independent School District for joint operation of an afternoon child care service known as Kids Klub.

 

11.21   Discussion and possible action on a resolution adopting the Public Safety Assignment Pay Policy.

 

11.22   Discussion and possible action on a resolution adopting the Language Skills Pay Policy.

 

11.23   Discussion and possible action on a resolution adopting the Educational Incentive Pay Policy.

 

11.24   Discussion and possible action on accepting the request for the termination of the agreement between the City of College Station and Brazos Valley Interfaith Outreach for the 1998-1999 Community Development Block Grant contract.

 

11.25   Discussion and possible action on a resolution determining a public necessity to acquire certain property, giving notice of an official determination to acquire property for Cherry Street Improvements project, and establish procedures for the acquisition of property.

 

11.26   Discussion and possible action on a resolution determining a public necessity to acquire certain property, giving notice of an official determination to acquire property for the George Bush East Extension project, and establish procedures for the acquisition of property.

 

11.27   Discussion and possible action on a resolution determining a public necessity to acquire certain property, giving notice of an official determination to acquire property for the North Forest Parkway Extension project, and establish procedures for the acquisition of property.

 

11.28   Discussion and possible action on the second reading of a franchise agreement with American 3CI for the collection and disposal services for treated and untreated medical waste.

 

11.29   Discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 7, “Health and Sanitation”, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station, Texas, by amending certain sections as set out, providing for a severability clause and declaring a penalty.

 

Regular Agenda

 

12.1     Discussion and possible action on a request for oversize participation in the amount of $38,280 for the construction and additional right-of-way for Bridle Gate Drive through the Bridle Gate Subdivision, southwest of the intersection of Graham Road and State Highway 6.

 

12.2     Discussion and possible action on a request by the Bryan/College Station Economic Development Corporation for $20,000 in funding for a consultant contract with Angelou Economic Advisors of Austin, Texas for information/technology business attraction and consultation.

 

12.3     Discussion and possible action on an ordinance establishing a Municipal Court Security Fee, providing a severability clause, providing for publication and an effective date.

 

12.4     Discussion and possible action on an ordinance establishing a Municipal Court Technology Fee, providing for a severability clause, providing for publication and an effective date, and providing for an expiration date.

 

12.5     Discussion and possible action to nominate one member for the Brazos County Appraisal District (BCAD) Board of Directors.

 

12.6     Discussion and possible action on nominating a representative for the Brazos County Emergency Communications District Board of Managers.

 

12.7     Discussion and possible action on a recommendation to the Brazos County Commissioner Court on the appointment of a College Station representative to the Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District Board of Directors.

 

13.       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.

 

14.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for 10/14/99.

 

15.       Final action on executive session, if necessary.

 

16.       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 October 8, 1999 at 5:00 p.m.

 

____________________________                ____________________________

Acting City Manager Tom Brymer                    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.