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

 

 

 

Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday, January 27, 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:   TEEX Award safety accreditation to Public Utilities.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on the City’s updated Financial Forecast as part of the Strategic Planning Process.

 

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on North/South thoroughfare projects highway project updates and traffic calming alternatives related to Strategic Issue #1.

 

5.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on the results and recommendations of the west side utility feasibility study and proposed implementation strategy.

 

6.         Committee Reports

Bryan/CS Library Committee                                                                                                                Cemetery Committee

Construction Board of Adjustments and                                                                                    CS Business Development Corp

Appeals/Building and Standards Commission                Historic Preservation Committee

Façade Improvement Program Advisory                       Northgate Revitalization Board

Joint Relief Funding Review Planning and Zoning Commission

Parks and Recreation Board Zoning Board of Adjustments

Wolf Pen Creek Design Review Board B/CS Economic Development Corp

Brazos County Health Department Regional Planning Committee

Wolf Pen Creek Oversight Committee Gateway Overlay District

Metropolitan Planning Organization Community Advisory Network

Brazos Animal Shelter                          

Brazos Valley Development Council     

 

7.         Agenda Request by Councilmembers

 

 

 

 

 

8.         Council Calendars

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

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

            Council Workshop and Regular Meetings 2/10

            Legislative Affairs Committee Meeting, 2/17, City of Bryan, 12:00 P.M.

 

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 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.  George Bush Drive East Capital Project

            b.  Freeman tract at Krenak Tap and Texas Avenue

            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.)

            b.  Discussion of large retail prospect

 

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.

 

 

 

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 January 24, 2000 at 12:00 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 27, 2000 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

 

Consent Agenda

 

13.1     Discussion and possible action on minutes for City Council regular meeting on

January 13, 2000.

 

13.2     Bid No. 99-81 – Discussion and possible action on an emergency purchase of dry polymer to be used at the wastewater treatment plant.  An estimated 90-day supply of dry polymer is $15,000 to Polydyne.  Also, recommends rejection of bids submitted for Bid No. 99-81 and authorization to rebid.

 

13.3     Bid No. 00-04 – Discussion and possible action on bids for planting and maintenance of crepe myrtles on FM 2818/Harvey Mitchell Parkway.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Clean Cut, Inc. in the amount of $165,662.70. Funds available and budgeted in the General Fund.

 

13.4     Bid No. 00-25 - Discussion and possible action on purchase of two (2) Digger Derrick units.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Time Manufacturing, in the amount of $174,261.  Funds available and budgeted in Fleet Replacement Fund.

 

13.5     Bid No. 00-26 - Discussion and possible action on a modular pool slide for Southwood Athletic Park/Hallaran Pool.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, NBGS International, in the amount of $23,150.  Also, approve a resolution declaring intent to reimburse certain expenditures with proceeds from debt. Funds were budgeted in the Capital Improvement Fund; Certificates of Obligation will be issued in Spring 2000 for this project.

 

13.6     Bid No. 00-27 - Discussion and possible action on annual agreement for auto and truck body repair.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Krause Paint & Body, Inc. for annual estimated expense of $50,000.  Funds available and budgeted in the Fleet Services Fund and Property Casualty Fund.

 

13.7     Bid No. 00-30 - Discussion and possible action on purchase of liquid sludge transporter truck for Public Utilities/Wastewater Division.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Hogan’s Trucks Unlimited in the amount of $75,448.57.  Funds available and budgeted in Wastewater Fund.

 

 

 

 

13.8     Bid No. 00-32 - Discussion and possible action on annual contract for janitorial services of all City offices.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Professional Floor Services, for an annual estimated amount of $138,276.  Funds available and budgeted in Facilities Maintenance Division.

 

13.9     RFP No. 98-06 - Discussion and possible action to renew contracts for concession services at specific College Station parks.  Renewal term is January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2000.

 

13.10   Discussion and possible action to approve tax payment(s) to Buddy Winn, Tax-Assessor Collector in the amount of $24,534.92.  Funds available and budgeted in General Fund, Community Development Fund and Northgate Parking Garage Fund.

 

13.11   Discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing the Director of Parks and Recreation to coordinate with the Texas Forest Services in a 1998 matching grant to provide for an arborist training workshop to be held in College Station.

 

13.12   Discussion and possible action on award of consulting contract for Land Agent Services to acquire right-of-way, easements and other land necessary for the construction of capital improvement projects to Contract Land Staff, Inc. in the amount not to exceed $50,000.

 

13.13   Discussion and possible action on a request for oversize participation in the amount of $25,244 for extension of an 18-inch water line from the intersection of State Highway 6 South and Woodcreek Drive, south approximately 730 feet along the Highway 6 frontage road.  Funds available and budgeted in FY 2000 in the Water Capital Project Fund.

 

13.14   Discussion and possible action on a resolution relating to the approval of the issuance of certain student loan revenue bonds and other forms of indebtedness of the Greater Texas Student Loan Corporation and the execution and delivery of a financing agreement by the Corporation; and providing an effective date.

 

13.15   Discussion and possible action on Change Order No. 1 in the amount of $26,041 to Urban Design Group for additional design services on the Northgate Water Main and Master Plan Project.  Funds available and budgeted in the Water Utility Funds in the amount of $500,000.

 

13.16   Discussion and possible action on Change Order No. 2 in the amount of $18,695 to Urban Design Group for additional design services on the Northgate Sewer Trunkline Rehabilitation Project.  Funds available and budgeted in the Wastewater Utility Fund in the amount of $500,000 for FY 1998-1999 and $1,200,000 for FY 1999-2000.

 

13.17   Discussion and possible action on a resolution supporting the reasonable application of sales tax on applicable products and services purchased through electronic commerce.

 

 

 

13.18   Discussion and possible action on a contract with the Department of Justice pertaining to participation in a demonstration and assessment of the TRP-1000 communications interface/interconnect system.

 

Regular Agenda

 

14.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on rezoning for High Ridge Subdivision, approximately 3.378 acres located near State Highway 6 South and University Drive, from R-1 Single Family to C-2 Commercial Industrial.

 

14.2     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on rezoning and associated preliminary plat for 101.32 acres located in the north quadrant of the intersection of Greens Prairie Road and Woodlake Drive from A-O Agricultural Open to A-OR Rural Residential.

 

14.3     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an amendment to Chapter 12, “Zoning”, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station, addition a new Section 23, “Moratorium on Certain Applications”.

 

14.4     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an amendment to Ordinance 1638, the Zoning Ordinance of the City of College Station, amending Section 8.4 relating to the number of Principal Structures on a Lot or Building Plot and establishing Section 8.21, Neighborhood Preservation Overlay.

 

14.5     Discussion and possible action on first reading of a franchise agreement with Texas Environmental Services for the collection and disposal services for treated and untreated medical waste.

 

14.6     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on a resolution suspending the proposed February 22, 2000, rate increase proposed by TXU Gas Distribution for ninety (90) days beyond the proposed effective date of the rate increase and authorizing the hiring of any and all professional services for the purpose of providing the City with the information necessary to make the determination of reasonable rates.

 

14.7     Discussion and possible action to approve a resolution adopting a revised investment policy.

 

14.8     Discussion and possible action on an appointment to the Board of Directors of the Greater Texas Student Loan Corporation, Inc.

 

14.9     Discussion and possible action on an appointment to the Bryan/College Station Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors to fill an unexpired term.

 

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 1/27/2000.

 

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 January 24, 2000 at 12:00 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.