Mayor

City Council

Lynn McIlhaney

James Massey

Mayor Pro Tempore

Ron Silvia

Larry Mariott

Winnie Garner

City Manager

Dennis Maloney

Thomas E. Brymer

Anne Hazen

 

 

 

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday, December 9, 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, discussion and possible action on revising the scope of the City Center Planning Ad Hoc Committee.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on proposed College Station Business Development Corporation, Inc. by-laws.

 

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on proposed agreement for services between the City of College Station and College Station Business Development Corporation, Inc.

                                                                                               

5.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance to address construction of multiple principal structures on a lot or building plot in residential areas and establishing neighborhood conservation overlay.

 

6.         Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the City of College Station’s electric rates.

 

7.         Presentation, dicsussion and possible action on developing a strategic plan.

 

8.         Committee Reports

a.       Regional Planning Committee

b.      Brazos County Health Department

c.       Wolf Pen Creek Oversight Committee

d.      Planning and Zoning Commission

e.       TML Conference Sessions held in Dallas, Nov. 17-20 related to land use, budgeting, and governance

 

9.         Agenda Request by Councilmembers

a.       Community Appearance Committee participation in neighborhood services

b.      Lighting for Historic Areas

 

 

 

 

10.       Council Calendars

Christmas Open House, 12/8, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Teen Center

Council Workshop and Regular Meetings 1/13

Joint Meeting with City of Bryan officials, 2/1

Citizen University Council Presentation, 2/7

 

11.       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).

 

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

 

            Pending and Contemplated Litigation {Gov’t Code Section 551.071}; possible action

            (refer to Litigation Notice)

           

Real Estate {Gov’t Code Section 551.072}; possible action (refer to Real Estate Notice)         

            a.  Landfill

 

            Economic Development Negotiations {Gov’t Code Section 551.086}; possible action

            (refer to Economic Development Notice)

            a. Hotel and Conference Center

 

            Personnel {Gov’t Code Section 551.074}; possible action (refer to Personnel Notice)

            a.  Evaluation of Zoning Board of Adjustments

b.  Evaluation of Wolf Pen Creek Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #1 and Zone #7, and Melrose Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #4. 

 

           

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. 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

            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 deliberate 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.

 

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.

 

 

13.       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 December 3, 1999 at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

___________________________                  ______________________________

City Manager Thomas E. Brymer                      City Secretary Connie Hooks

 

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College Station City Council

Regular Meeting Agenda

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

City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

 

14.       Pledge of Allegiance

            Invocation

            Consider request for absence from meeting

Presentations:

·        College Station Environmental Excellence Award, Dr. Roy Hartman

·        Brazos Animal Shelter presentation of Humanitarian Awards

·        Texas Amateur Athletic Federation College Station Awards

Jessica Arnold – Female Local Athlete of the Year

Sean Thomas – Male Local Athlete of the Year

·        Proclamation – Mothers Against Drunk Driving, “Tie One on for Safety Month”

 

Consent Agenda

 

15.1     Discussion and possible action on minutes for City Council workshop meeting 5/27/99, council retreat 5/17/99 and 5/18/99, special budget workshop meetings, 8/18/99, 8/23/99, 8/30/99, 9/7/99, and 9/22/99, special meetings, 11/8/99, 11/9/99, and workshop and regular meetings 11/11/99.   

 

15.2     Bid No. 98-01- Discussion and possible action to renew an annual agreement for prestressed spun cast concrete electrical distribution poles.  Estimated annual expenditure to Stresscrete, Inc. is $94,500.  Funds available in the electric inventory fund.

 

15.3     Bid No. 00-09 - Discussion and possible action on award of annual agreement for gasoline and diesel fuel.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Brenco Marketing for an annual estimated expenditure of $386,305.  Funds available and budgeted in each fund.

 

15.4     Bid No. 00-13 - Discussion an d possible action on purchase of a 4,000 LF of PVC replacement pipe located in south College Station, commonly referred to as the “racetrack” line.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications in the amount of $19,960 to Hughes Supply.

 

15.5     Bid No. 00-20 - Discussion and possible action on bids for aggregate rock for the landfill.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, TXI, for $23,250.  Funds available and budgeted in the Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency Fund.

 

15.6     Bid No. 00-21- Discussion and possible action on contract for the construction of Fill Sector #14 at the Rock Prairie Landfill.  Recommend award to the lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications.  Funds are available and budgeted in the Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency Fund.

 

15.7     Discussion and possible action on a change order for ratification of purchase of fuel and gasoline in the amount of  $93,750 to Brenco Marketing.  Funds available and budgeted in all funds. 

 

15.8     Discussion and possible action on a change order for the ratification of the purchase of street materials (hot mix, cold mix) in the amount of $30,000 to Young Contractors, Inc.   Funds available in General Fund, Streets Maintenance budget.

 

15.9     Discussion and possible action on a service contract with the Texas Engineering Experiment Station for Cultural Resources Inventory/Survey of Lick Creek and Veterans Park and Athletic Complex.  The cost for each site is:  Lick Creek Park $27,463, Veterans Park and Athletic complex $9,209.  Funds available in the 1998 general obligation bond funds.

 

15.10   Discussion and possible action on an amendment to the services contract between the City of College Station and UtliQuest, LLC. To no longer contract for line location services.  

 

15.11   Discussion and possible action on the sale of 120 Southland to income-eligible buyers for appraised value $63,500, and to provide down payment assistance to facilitate the purchase.

 

15.12   Discussion and possible action on a Change Order No 1 in the amount of $111,086 to Elliott Construction, Inc. to rehabilitate an existing sanitary sewer line for Christine Lane Sewer Project, Phase II.  Funds are available and budgeted in Capital Projects, Wastewater Utility Funds.

 

15.13   Discussion and possible action on a lease agreement by and between the City of College Station and T.O. Walton Estate for the leased building space at 903 Texas Avenue, College Station, Texas.  The lease amount is $3,450 per month based on $1.15 per square foot.  Funds available and budgeted in the General Fund, Community Development Division.

 

15.14   Discussion and possible action on a License to Encroach on portions of existing 20 foot wide and existing 10 foot wide public utility easements located parallel to Spring Loop and north of University Drive and defined by metes and bounds describing the area of encroachment as 495 square feet of a portion of Lot 14B, Block “T” and a portion of Lot 12, Block “T”, University Park, Section II.

 

15.15   Discussion and possible action on a License to Encroach on portions of existing public utility easements located along and adjacent to University Drive and parallel to Spring Loop and north of University Drive and defined by metes and bounds describing the area of encroachment as 4,006 square feet of a portion of Lot 14B, Block “T” and a portion of Lot 12, Block “T”, University Park, Section II.   

 

15.16   Discussion and possible action on various elements of the Employee Benefit Program:  renewal for third party administration (TPA) of claims; renewal with current stop-loss carrier; continuation of second year with long-term disability carrier, renewal of life insurance, renewal of employee assistance program and renewal of the prescription card program.

 

15.17   Discussion and possible action on a professional general services contract with McCord Engineering, Inc. for engineering design, construction management and right of way procurement services for the construction of capital improvements for electric and public works projects.

 

15.18   Discussion and possible action on a resolution determining a public necessity to acquire easement interest in certain property; giving notice of an official determination to acquire easement interest in property for the Northeast Sewer Trunkline Project; and establish procedures for the acquisition of easement interest in property.

 

15.19   Discussion and possible action on award of professional services contract for the Renovation and Expansion of Fire Station #2 Project to Brown Reynolds Watford Architects, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $90,000.  Funds available in the 1998 General Obligation Bond Funds.

 

15.20   Discussion and possible action on proposed College Station Business Development Corporation Inc. by-laws.

 

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

 

15.22   Discussion and possible action on Change Order No. 7 in the amount of $44,466.50 to Young Contractors to construct a parking lot at 100 Anderson Street for the Anderson street Widening Project (Project No. ST9701).  Consider the approval of an interlocal agreement with CSISD for oversize participation in the parking lot.

 

15.23   Discussion and possible action on software purchase and related technical services from Environmental Systems Research Institute for replacement of existing computerized infrastructure management system used by the Public Utilities Department, Water/Wastewater Division in the amount of $58,545.  Funds available in FY 00 budget in water fund/water operations/systems maintenance.  Contract No. 00-019.  

 

Regular Agenda

 

16.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on rezoning for three tracts totaling 8.03 acres located on the southwest corner of Highway 30 and Pamela Lane from A-O Agricultural/Open to 4.71 acres of C-B Business Commercial and 3.32 acres of A-OX Existing Rural Residential.

 

16.2     Discussion and possible action on a resolution adopting an annexation plan for the City of College Station.

 

16.3     Discussion and possible action of written agreements for all Community Development Block Grant funded service agencies for the fiscal year 1999-2000. 

 

16.4     Discussion and possible action on modifications to the city’s Façade Improvement Program (FIP) guidelines as recommended by the FIP Advisory Committee.

 

16.5     Discussion and possible action on an interlocal agreement with CSISD for participation in the design and construction costs ($48,650) for a regional detention facility on the Willowbranch campus.

 

16.6     Discussion and possible action to appoint a Board Chairman  to the Wolf Pen Creek Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 1 for a one year term beginning January 1, 2000.

 

16.7     Discussion and possible action to fill expired terms of five members to the Wolf Pen Creek Office/Hotel/Conference Center Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #7 Board of Directors and appoint a Board Chairman for Year 2000. 

 

16.8     Discussion and possible action to appoint members to the Melrose Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 4.  

 

16.9     Discussion and possible action on the reappointment of Larry Ringer and Kathi Appelt to a two year term on the Bryan College Station Public Library System Advisory Board. 

 

17.       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.

 

18.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for 12/9/99.

 

19.       Final action on executive session, if necessary.

 

20.       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 December 3, 1999 at 5:00 p.m.

 

__________________________                    ____________________________

City Manager Thomas E. 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.