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 28, 1999 at 3:00 p.m.

City Hall North Side, Former Utility Billing Office

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.   Joint workshop with the Planning and Zoning Commission to discuss city planning issues and development standards.  Discussion is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.

 

4.   Presentation, discussion and possible action to authorize final design and construction for the College Main parking garage in Northgate area within the City of College Station.

 

5.   Committee Reports

 

6.   Agenda Request by Councilmembers

 

7.   Council Calendars

International Students Tour, 11/2, 3:45 p.m., Teen Center

Legislative Joint Meeting, 11/10, Brazos Center

Council Workshop and Regular Meetings 11/11, Council Chambers

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

 

8.  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. 

 

 

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9.  Executive Session will immediately follow the workshop meeting in the Utility Billing

     offices.

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.  Landfill

 

Personnel {LGC 551.074}; possible action

(refer to Personnel Section Notice)

a.  Acting City Manager Evaluation

 

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. 40,142-85, 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

Cause No. 49,989-85 – John Lofferelli 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 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.

 

9a.  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 22, 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.

 

 


Regular Meeting Agenda

Thursday, October 28, 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: 

·        Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

·        Appreciation Award, Malone “Rocky” Smith

·        TAAF President Award, Tony Scazzero

 

Consent Agenda

 

11.1     Discussion and possible action on minutes for City Council workshop and regular meeting, September 23, 1999 and October 14, 1999.

 

11.2     Bid No. 98-75 – Discussion and possible action on renewal of annual agreement for tree trimming and right of way clearing.  Recommend renewal agreement with National Tree Expert Company for an estimated annual expenditure of $268,623.87.  Funds are available and budgeted in the Electric Fund Operations Budget.

 

11.3     Bid No. 99-87 – Discussion and possible action on a contract for College Station Switch Station addition, Post Oak Mall Substation Circuit switcher installation and Greens Prairie and Southwood Valley Substations metering modifications.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Dacon Corporation for $398,909.87.  Funds available and budgeted in the Utility Bond Fund.

 

11.4     Bid No. 00-07 – Discussion and possible action on annual agreement for various automotive parts.  Recommend award to lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications, Brazos Parts Warehouse for an annual estimate expenditure of $35,000.  Funds available and budgeted in the Fleet Services Fund.

 

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

 

11.6     Discussion and possible action on the purchase of twenty-four (24) Ethernet Switches for advanced communication connections.  Recommend award to lowest, evaluated offer by Download Computer Services for $34,680.  Funds available and budgeted in the Electric Fund.

 

 

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11.7     Discussion and possible action on a contract for professional services with Arkitex Studios, Inc. for the City Hall Decompression and Renovation Project in an amount not to exceed $54,000.  Funds available and budgeted in the FY 2000 General Government Project Fund. 

 

11.8     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.

 

11.9     Discussion and possible action on Change Order No. 1 in the amount of $99,000 to McClure Engineering for additional design services relating to the Eastgate Residential Utility Rehabilitation Program.  Funds available in the Water and Wastewater Capital Fund.

 

11.10   Discussion and possible action on a request for oversize participation in the amount of $15,276 for extension of a 12-inch water line near the intersection of Earl Rudder Freeway and University Drive East.  The line will cross under University Drive and extend west along the north side of University Drive for approximately 350 feet, and will be constructed with the Final Plats for Block One, Lot 3 Gateway subdivision and Gateway Phase I Subdivision.  Funds available and budgeted in FY 2000 Water Capital Project Fund.

 

11.11   Discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing a professional service contract with O’Malley Engineers of Brenham, Texas, for design services for Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in the amount of $168,200, funds available in the 1998 Parks Capital Project Fund.

 

11.12   Discussion and possible action on an ordinance for the abandonment of 0.078 acre (15 foot wide) public utility easement lying in and being part of Lot 9R-A, Sandstone Addition, as depicted by plat recorded in Volume 2685, page 3164 of the Official Records of Brazos County, Texas.

 

11.13   Discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 9, Section 9-F of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station, eliminating the requirement for subdivider costs upon request of underground service.

 

11.14   Discussion and possible action on a resolution supporting Proposition 17, an amendment to the Texas Constitution, relating to the investment of the Permanent University Fund and the distribution from the Permanent University Fund to the Available University Fund and providing an effective date.

 

 

 

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Regular Agenda

 

12.1     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.

 

12.2     Discussion and possible action on proposed College Station Business Development Corporation Inc. By-laws.

 

12.3     Discussion and possible action on a proposed Agreement for Administrative Services between the City of College Station and the College Station Business Development Corporation, Inc.

 

12.4     Discussion and possible action on appointment of two representatives to the B/CS Chamber of Commerce Special Attractions Committee.

 

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 into executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for 10/28/99.

 

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 22, 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.