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, March 9, 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 on the City’s position with respect to a future grade separation at the intersection of Texas Avenue and University Drive.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on a policy for City participation in upgrading private alleys and accepting them as public infrastructure.

 

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on two proposed parking plans for the Northgate area.

 

5.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on the City’s Capital Improvements Plan as part of the Council Strategic Planning Process.

 

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                                                   Community Appearance Committee

Brazos Valley Development Council                              Legislative Affairs Committee

Attractions Task Force

Making Cities Livable Conference:

a.  Economic Development

b.  Community Re-development

c.  City Center/City Square

d.  Pedestrianways

7.         Agenda Request by Councilmembers

 

8.         Council Calendars

            Council Special Meeting, 3/6, Council Chambers, 10:00 a.m.

            Council Workshop and Regular Meetings 3/23

            TML Region 10 Meeting, 3/20, George Bush Conference Center

Quarterly Workshop with Planning and Zoning Commission, 3/28. Utilities Service Center, 1601 Graham Road, 6:00 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 former Utility Billing Offices.

 

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

            (refer to Litigation Notice)

 

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

            (refer to Economic Development Notice)

a.  Hotel Conference Center

            b.  Viatel Communications (Destia)

            c.  Water Tower Land Sale

            d.  Rechargeable Battery

 

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

            a.  Evaluation of Municipal Court Judge

 

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 – TMPA v. PUC (intervention)

            Cause No. 98-11817, Travis County – TMPA 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 Nos. TX96-2-000 and TX96-2-001, FERC – College Station, applicant

            Cause No. 49,989-85-John Lofferelli v. College Station

            TXU Gas Distribution Rate Request

            TXU Gas Pipeline Rate Request

 

 

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.

 

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 have 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.

 

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 March 6, 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 (979) 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, March 9, 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

Presentations:

·        Rotary Club V.I.V.A Award

·        Census Proclamation

·        Arts and Humanities Award

·        Environmental Conservation Award

 

Consent Agenda

 

13.1     Discussion and possible action on minutes for City Council workshop and regular meeting on 2/24/2000.

 

13.2     Bid No. 99-57 – Discussion and possible action on a renewal agreement for pavement and road service painting (traffic striping).  Recommend renewal agreement with N Line Traffic Maintenance for annual estimated expenditure of $127,401.  Funds available and budgeted in the General Fund, Public Works, Street Maintenance.

 

13.3     Bid No. 99-59 – Discussion and possible action on a renewal agreement for various street signs and sign blanks.  Recommend renewal agreement with Vulcan Signs, Inc. for an annual estimated expenditure of $64,101.  Funds available and budgeted in the General Fund, Public Works Department.

 

13.4     Bid No. 00-41 – Discussion and possible action on a construction contract for re-roofing City Hall and the Conference Center.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Jaco Construction in the amount of $83,708.  Funds available and budgeted in the General Fund, Facilities Maintenance Division.

 

13.5     Bid No. 00-42 - Discussion and possible action on the purchase of decorative light poles and fixtures for Southside Neighborhood Lighting Project.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications by line item as follows: Ward Electric, $24,357.20 and Dealers Electric, $32,802.50 for a combined total of $57,159.70; approve resolution declaring intent to reimburse certain expenditures with proceeds from debt.  Funds available and budgeted in the Neighborhood Capital Improvement Fund and Hotel Motel Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

13.6     Bid No. 00-44 – Discussion and possible action on the purchase of three (3) commercial riding lawn mowers for the Parks and Recreation Department.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Cypress Lawn & Turf in the amount of $18,441.  Also, staff recommends rejection of previous solicitation of bids.  Funds available and budgeted in General Fund, Parks Operations.

 

13.7     Contract No. 00-77 – Discussion and possible action on a contract for professional services with Jimmy Dunham, P.E., of College Station, for plans and construction management on repairs and painting of the Greens Prairie Two Million Gallon Elevated Storage Tank in the amount of $28,000.  Funds available and budgeted in the FY 1999-2000 Water Utilities Fund.

 

13.8     Discussion and possible action to ratify contract with Brazos Valley Utilities, Inc. in the amount of $34,544.55 for replacement of approximately 1000 feet of 6’ sewer line located between Milner and Foster.  This purchase is exempt from competitive bidding as allowed in LGC 252,022(a)(2) and (3) procurement necessary because of unforeseen damage to public property and to preserve or protect the public health or safety of the municipalities residents.

 

13.9     Discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 10, Section 6 of the Code of Ordinances relating to Parking in the Yard.

 

13.10   Discussion and possible action on Amendment No. 1 to Urban Street Program Agreement between the City of College Station and the State of Texas, acting by and through the Texas Department of Transportation.

 

13.11   Discussion and possible action on professional services contract for the Church Avenue Rehabilitation Project to Mitchell & Morgan, L.L.P. in an amount not to exceed $79,000.  Funds available in the 1998 General Obligation Bond Fund and Community Development Block Grant.

 

13.12   Discussion and possible action on the authorization of Brinkley Sargent Architects to conduct conceptual planning for the City Center Project in the amount of $34,600; and approval of a resolution declaring intent to reimburse certain expenditures with proceeds from debt.

 

13.13   Discussion and possible action on a resolution supporting the Brazos Valley Affordable Housing Corporation application for funding.

 

Regular Agenda

 

14.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on rezoning approximately 15.15 acres located at 819-903 Krenek Tap Road from R-1 Single-Family Residential to

R-5 Apartment/Medium Density.

 

14.2     Discussion and possible action on the City’s potential monetary contribution towards the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) “Local Rail Economic Feasibility and Location Study”.

 

14.3     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on economic development incentives for Viatel Development Corporation.

 

a.  Public hearing, discussion and possible action on the creation of Reinvestment Zone #12; and discussion and possible action on an ordinance creating Reinvestment Zone #12 for commercial tax abatement.

 

b.  Discussion and possible action on an agreement for development and tax abatement in Reinvestment Zone #12.

 

c.  Discussion and possible action on an economic development agreement between the City of College Station, Bryan-College Station Economic Development Corporation, and Viatel Development Company.

 

d.  Discussion and possible action on two resolutions providing grants for: (1) the purchase of 14.5 acres of land to the Bryan-College Station Economic Development Corporation for Viatel Development Company and (2) the payment of permit and tap/meter fees for Viatel Development Company for economic development.

 

e.  Discussion and possible action on a real estate contract between the City of College Station and the Bryan-College Station Economic Development Corporation.

 

14.4     Discussion and possible action on economic development incentives for Rechargeable Battery Corporation.

 

a.  Discussion and possible action on an economic development agreement between the City of College Station, Bryan/College Station Economic Development Corporation, and Rechargeable Battery Corporation.

 

b.  Discussion and possible action on a resolution providing a grant to the Bryan-College Station Economic Development Corporation for a cash payment to Rechargeable Battery Corporation as an economic development incentive.

 

14.5.    Discussion and possible action on a development agreement between the City of College Station and FF Realty, LLC, providing for financial participation by FF Realty in future Jones-Butler Road improvements.

 

14.6.    Discussion and possible action on a resolution to acquire by condemnation the ½ undivided fee simple interest of property located on West Luther Street owned by Ms. Annie Mae Hughes.

 

14.7     Discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing publication of notice on the intention to issue certificates of obligation in the amount of $4,050,000.

 

14.8     Discussion and possible action on an appointment to the City Center Planning Ad Hoc Committee.

 

 

 

 

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 3/9/2000.

 

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 March 6, 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 (979) 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.