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 23, 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 Senate Bill 7 (SB-7) pertaining to Electric Utility Deregulation.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on a report regarding preliminary Strategic Planning and Fiscal Year 2001 budget priorities; including the salary and benefits survey results.  (Strategic Issue #7 Comparison of Compensation to Market; and Issue #16 Strategic Plan)

 

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding a proposal to review and revise development codes.

 

5.         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

 

6.         Agenda Request by Councilmembers

 

7.         Council Calendars

            Council Workshop and Regular Meetings 4/13

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

“Eternal Winds” Ceremoney, 3/ 21, 11:30 p.m., Eastgate

Traditional Neighborhood and Mixed Use Development, 3/28, 7:00 p.m.

Conference Center

 

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 for the record).

 

9.         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)

 

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

a.  Landfill

            b.  New Business Center

 

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

            (refer to Economic Development Notice)

a.  Hotel Conference Center

            b.  Big Box Retail

 

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

            a.  Evaluation of City Manager in reference to council expectations

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

10.       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 20, 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 23, 2000 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

 

11.       Pledge of Allegiance

            Invocation

            Consider request for absence from meeting

Presentations:

·        Earth Month

·        Sexual Assault Awareness Month – April

·        Big Event

 

Consent Agenda

 

12.1     Discussion and possible action on minutes for City Council workshop and regular meeting on 3/23/2000.

 

12.2     Bid No. 00-28 – Discussion and possible action authorizing the purchase of a replacement copier for Parks and Recreation Central Office.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Ikon Office Solutions in the amount of $13,683.37.  Funds available in the Copier Replacement Fund.

 

12.3     Bid No. 00-43 – Discussion and possible action on a construction contract on Phase 3 of the College Station Business Center.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Young Contractors in the amount of $601,621.30.  Also, approve a resolution declaring intent to reimburse certain expenditures with proceeds from debt.  Funds available and budgeted in the College Station Business Park Fund.

 

12.4     Bid No. 00-45 - Discussion and possible action on the purchase of soft body armor for the Police Department.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, GT Distributors for an annual estimated expenditure of $18,670.50.  Funds available and budgeted in General Fund, Police Department.

 

12.5     Bid No. 00-47 – Discussion and possible action on the purchase of articulating aerial device for Public Utilities, Electrical Division.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Time Manufacturing in the amount of $60,276.  Funds available and budgeted in the Fleet Replacement Fund.

 

12.6     Contract No. 00-49 – Discussion and possible action on an annual agreement for PVC Pipe and Fittings.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder by line item; annual estimated expenditure by vendor is KBS Electrical $1,826; Ward Electric in the amount of $14,136; and Dealer’s Electric $6,918.40.  The combined annual estimated expenditure is $22,880.40.  Funds available in the Electrical Fund.

 

 

12.7     Bid No. 00-50 - Discussion and possible action on an annual agreement for various electrical items.  Recommend award to each low bidder by line item; annual estimated expenditure by vendor is KBS Electrical $2,208; Priester-Mell & Nicholson $13,360.50; Priester Supply of $15,587.25; Techline $31,958.75; Temple $14,326.40; Ward Electric $5,860.50 and Wesco $11,023.  The combined annual estimated expenditure is $94,324.40.

 

12.8     Bid No. 00-55 - Discussion and possible action on a construction contract for alteration to City Hall.  Recommend award to lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications, JaCody, Inc. in the amount of $428,453, including alternates for phases IV, V and VI and does not include alternate 5.

 

12.9     Discussion and possible action on the removal and purchase of carpet for City Hall Renovations in the amount of $86,189.50.  Recommend award to Gomez Floor Covering through state contract.  Funds available and budgeted in the General Government, Capital Improvement Projects.

 

12.10   Discussion and possible action on a change order in the amount of $64,114 to Techline for additional quantities of electrical distribution padmount and polemount transformers.

 

12.11   Discussion and possible action on the purchase of one full size, 8-passenger van from Philpott Motors (state contract) in the amount of $17,502.  The City of College Station received $11,416.13 from USAA Casualty Insurance Company and the remaining balance of $6,085.87 is available in the Equipment Replacement Fund.  

 

12.12   Discussion and possible action on a resolution supporting the legislative approval of the Conservation and Reinvestment Act (CARA).

 

12.13   Discussion and possible action on payment of electric transmission access fees and losses associated with power delivery.

 

12.14   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 Northgate Sewer Trunkline Project; and establish procedures for the acquisition of easement interest in property.

 

12.15   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 Northgate Water Main Project; and establish procedures for the acquisition of easement interest in property.

 

12.16   Discussion and possible action on assignment to the TML Intergovernmental Employee Benefits Pool of the rights and responsibilities of the Texas Municipal League Group Benefits Risk Pool under the contracts and agreements entered into between the Texas Municipal League Group Benefits Risk Pool and City of College Station.

 

12.17   Discussion and possible action on a professional service contract and authorization of expenditure of funds for design services related to a parking lot at Holleman and Dartmouth.

 

12.18   Discussion and possible action on a professional service contract and authorization of expenditure of funds for design services related to Wolf Pen Creek Trail System between Texas Avenue and Dartmouth.

 

12.19   Discussion and possible action on the trade –in, upgrading, and maintenance of Software Licenses for ESRI products (GIS system) in the amount of $23,868.34.  Funds available and budgeted in the FY 1999-2000 Budget.

 

Regular Agenda

 

13.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on rezoning approximately 2.08 acres located on the northwest corner of Holleman at Harvey Mitchell from R-1 Single Family Residential to PDD-B Planned Development District – Business.

 

13.2     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.

 

13.3     Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving notices of sale, preliminary official statements, and related materials for the sale of “City of College Station, Texas Certificates of Obligation, Series 2000”, City of College Station, Utilities System Revenue Bonds, Series 2000”, and “City of College Station, General Obligation Improvement Bonds, Series 2000”, including selection of a date for opening bids.

 

13.4     Presentation, discussion and possible action on a resolution requesting that the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) begin advanced planning, design and development of a grade separation at the intersection of Barron Road and Earl Rudder Freeway and stating that the City of College Station commits to paying it 10 percent local share for this project.

 

13.5     Discussion and possible action on a professional service contract and authorization of expenditure of funds for design and permitting services related to Wolf Pen Creek Channel Improvements from Texas Avenue to Earl Rudder Freeway South.

 

13.6     Discussion and possible action on appointment of C. Patrick Meece and David B. Wagner as Associate Judges for Municipal Court.

 

13.7     Discussion and possible action on re-appointments to the Board of Directors of the College Station Business Development Corporation (a 4B Corporation).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.       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.

 

15.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for 3/23/2000.

 

16.       Final action on executive session, if necessary.

 

17.       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 20, 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.