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, January 13, 2000 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 during a joint workshop of the City Council and 4B Business Development Corporation regarding economic development goals, priorities, issues and role of the 4B Business Development Corporation.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on strategic planning analysis on the City’s Fiscal and Budgetary policies.

 

4.         Committee Reports

Bryan/CS Library Committee                                        Cemetery Committee

Construction Board of Adjustments and

Appeals/Building and Standards Commission                CS Business Development Corporation

Façade Improvement Program Advisory                       Historic Preservation Committee

Joint Relief Funding Review                                          Northgate Revitalization Board

Parks and Recreation Board                                         Planning and Zoning Commission

Wolf Pen Creek Design Review Board                         Zoning Board of Adjustments

Brazos County Health Department                                Bryan/CS Economic Development Corporation

Wolf Pen Creek Oversight Committee                          Regional Planning Committee

Metropolitan Planning Organization                               Gateway Overlay District

Brazos Animal Shelter                                                   Committee Advisory Network

Brazos Valley Development Council                             

 

5.         Agenda Request by Councilmembers

 

6.         Council Calendars

            Sculpture Dedication, 1/12, 310 Krenek Tap Rd., 11:30 a.m.

            Special Legislative Committee Meeting, 1/20, Council Chambers, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

            Mayors Breakfast with Teens, 1/21, Council Chambers, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Council Workshop and Regular Meetings 1/27

Joint Council Workshop with City of Bryan, 2/1, Neal Recreational Center,

600 North Randolph, Bryan, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

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 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.  Hotel Project Center

            b.  Landfill

 

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

            (refer to Economic Development Notice)

a. Viatel Communications Services Inc.  (Formerly Destia Communications Services  Inc.)

           

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

            a.  Evaluation of B/CS Economic Development Corporation Board Membership

           

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

            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.

 

 

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 January 7, 2000 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.  Internet website http://www.ci.college-station.tx.us and Cable Access Channel 19.


College Station City Council

Regular Meeting Agenda

Thursday, January 13, 2000 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:

Proclamation – Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

 

Consent Agenda

 

11.1     Discussion and possible action on minutes for City Council workshop and regular meeting 12/9/99, special meeting 11/8, 11/9, and 11/10.

 

11.2     Bid No. 00-01- Discussion and possible action on an annual agreement for padmounted automatic transfer switchgear.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Powell-ESCO, in the amount of $43,502.  Funds available and budgeted in Electric Revenue Bond Fund.

 

11.3     Bid No. 00-08 - Discussion and possible action on an annual agreement for PVC pipe and fittings.  Recommend award by category as follows with annual estimated expenditures: Group I: PVC fittings from Dealers Electric, $9,970.50;

Group II: PVC Pipe from Ward Electric Supply, $116,255.

Group III: Conduit from Ward Electric Supply, $11,277.50.

Funds available in the Electrical Fund for inventory and will be charged to projects as materials are used.

 

11.4     Bid No. 00-18 - Discussion and possible action rejecting all bids received for the construction of the Business Park Gateway Entrance.

 

11.5     Bid No. 00-22 - Discussion and possible action to purchase and install bleachers and shade covers at Wayne Smith Baseball Park and Southwood Athletic Park.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Texas Shade in the amount of $98,555.99.  In addition, staff recommends a change order to reduce the contract amount by $19,782.  The reduction will reduce the number of structures by two bringing the revised contract amount to $78,773.99; and approval of a resolution declaring intent to reimburse certain expenditures with proceeds from debt.

 

11.6     RFP No. 99-110 - Discussion and possible action on consulting contract with Tanner Consulting for Needs Analysis Services for Electronic Imaging.  Recommend award to Tanner Consulting for an amount not to exceed $31,837.50; and approval of a resolution declaring intent to reimburse certain expenditures with proceeds from debt.

 

11.7     Discussion and possible action on an ordinance establishing a Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission-mandated Drought Contingency Plan. 

 

11.8     Discussion and possible action on the sale of 1114 Carolina to income-eligible buyers for appraised value ($63,500), and to provide down payment assistance to facilitate the purchase.

 

11.9     Discussion and possible action to place an off-premise sign on City property that will promote The Big Event held by Texas A&M University students. 

 

11.10   Discussion and possible action on an exemption from competitive bidding for drug screens as described more fully in LGC 252.022(a)(4); a procurement of professional services.  Estimated cost of screening is $18,200 annually to Scott & White Clinic.  Funds are available and budgeted in various funds, departments and divisions within the City.

 

11.11   Discussion and possible action on payment in the amount of $49,115.02 to the Bryan-College Station Economic Development Corporation for the City’s annual contribution of matching funds to the Development Fund for economic incentives

 

11.12   Discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 11, “Utilities”, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station, amending certain sections pertaining to connection fees for residential and commercial customers and amending the base wholesale power cost in the Power Cost Adjustment Factor in Electric Rate-Schedule PCA.

 

11.13   Discussion and possible action on a ratification of an agreement to repair a caterpillar landfill compactor in the amount of $20,309 to Mustang Tractor and Equipment.  Funds available in the Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency Fund.

 

11.14   Discussion and possible action on an ordinance revision in the Health and Safety Code.

 

Regular Agenda

 

12.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on rezoning for Sandstone Addition, Lot 20, a 14.41 acre tract located in the Sandstone Subdivision at the end of Oakwood Trail from A-O Agricultural Open to A-OR Rural Residential Subdivision.

 

12.2     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on rezoning 19.149 acres from A-O Agricultural Open to R-1A Single Family Residential, located east of State Highway 6 and north of Emerald Parkway. 

 

12.3     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on rezoning approximately 7.16 acres located on the northwest corner of Holleman and Harvey Mitchell Parkway from R-1 to C-1 General Commercial (2.08 acres) and R-2 (5.07 acres).

 

12.4     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on rezoning Klunkert Office Building located at 4090 Raymond Stotzer Parkway from A-O Agricultural/Open to C-2 Industrial Commercial.

 

 

 

 

12.5     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on rezoning approximately 0.71 acres located near the northwest corner of Highway 6 and University Drive East from C-B Business Commercial to R-5 Apartment Medium Density.

 

12.6     Discussion and possible action on an ordinance amendment to Chapters 3 and 9 of the College Station City Code, adding sections providing for a moratorium on certain zoning applications.

 

12.7     Discussion and possible action ratifying and approving intervention in the Gas Utility Docket No. 8976.

 

12.8     Discussion and possible action on voting for two representatives to the Brazos County Emergency Communications District Board of Managers.

 

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 1/13/2000.

 

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 January 7, 2000 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.