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, April 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 on the 1999 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the FY 1999 audit results.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on the City’s Recreation, Parks and Open Space Master Plan, Wolf Pen Creek Master Plan, and the Greenways Master Plan as part of the Council Strategic Planning Process.

 

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on the Northgate Revitalization Plan as part of the Council Strategic Planning Process.

 

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

Mayors Brunch, 4/14, 11:30 a.m., Council Chambers

Joint Legislative Meeting, 4/19, 12:00 p.m. Fire Administration Building

Edelweiss Park Dedication Ceremony, 4/25, 5:30 p.m.

Council Workshop and Regular Meetings, 4/27

Council Strategic Planning Retreat, 5/22-5/23, Del Lago Resort

Joint Meeting with City of Bryan Council & County Commissioners to include

dinner with spouses, 6/14, Brazos Center

            Joint Council Retreat with City of Bryan, 7/14 & 7/15

AMCC Conference, 7/27-7/30, Corpus Christi

Texas Transportation Summit, June 21-23, Irving

 

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 Training Room.

 

            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.  Business Center Site

            b.  Freeman Tract

            c.  Water Tower Land Sale

 

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

            (refer to Economic Development Notice)

a.  Hotel Conference Center

 

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

            a.  City Secretary Annual Performance Evaluation

            b.  City Attorney Annual Performance Evaluation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

            Cause No. 377-CC, Brazos County – College Station v. Annie Mae Hughes, et al.

Cause No. 50,813-85, Brazos County – College Station v. Phillips Swager Associates, Inc.; et al.

            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 at the Municipal Building, 1101 Texas Avenue, College Station, Texas on April 10, 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, April 13, 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:

·        Safety Awareness Week

·        National Community Development Week

·        Administrative Professionals Week

 

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. 00-02 – Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a bike loop construction contract.  Recommend award to the lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, N-Line Traffic Maintenance in the amount of $122,958.71.  Funds available and budgeted in Capital Improvements, Bike Loop Project.

 

12.3     Bid No. 00-33 – Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a construction contract for Gateways Site Development.  Recommend award to the lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, John Boegner, General Contractors in the amount of $39,200.  Funds available and budgeted in the Streets & Drainage Fund and 1995 Bond.

 

12.4     Bid No. 00-51 - Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a construction contract for Oaks Sewer Rehabilitation Project.  Recommend award to the lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications for bid alternate to Kinsel Industries, Inc. in the amount of $68,645.  Funds available and budgeted in the Wastewater Capital Projects Fund.

 

12.5     Bid No. 00-54 – Discussion and possible action on the purchase of a Mobile Command Post Vehicle.  Recommend award to the lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications, Farber Specialty Vehicles in the amount of $102,800 less a change order for $5,090 for a total of $97,710.  Funds available in the Fleet Replacement Fund and a $20,000 Police Grant.

 

12.6     Contract No. 00-96 - Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a consulting contract with Vibranalysis Engineering Corporation to provide predictive maintenance (PdM) program services for the City’s water production and wastewater treatment plant facilities in the amount of $22,392.  Funds available and budgeted in the Water and Sewer Fund.

 

 

12.7     Contract No. 00-95 - Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a professional service contract with Camp, Dresser & McKee, Inc. for Phase 1 of the City of College Station Inflow/Infiltration Reduction Program in the amount of $155,300.  Funds available and budgeted in the Sewer Revenue Bond Fund, Sewer Projects, Collection Lines and Engineering Fund.  

 

12.8     Discussion and possible action on a resolution appointing judges to serve in the May 6, 2000 general city and school election.

 

12.9     Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a professional service contract for development code review, revisions and preparation of a unified development code.

 

12.10   Discussion and possible action on a resolution determining a public necessity to acquire right-of-way in certain property; giving notice of an official determination to acquire right-of-way in property for the Dartmouth Drive Extension Project; and establish procedures for the acquisition of right-of-way in property.

 

12.11   Discussion and possible action on a resolution declaring the necessity for acquiring by condemnation certain described property for the George Bush East Extension project; and authorizing condemnation of said property to proceed.

 

12.12   Discussion and possible action on an ordinance naming a street within the city limits of College Station as Hollywood Drive located behind the current businesses of Furrows, Sam’s and Hollywood Theater off of Harvey Road.

 

12.13   Discussion and possible action on an ordinance abandoning a 0.0480 acre public utility easement located adjacent to Welsh Avenue in the Crawford Burnett League, A-17.

 

12.14   Discussion and possible action on a request to amend the Master Sanitary Sewer Plan for the Foxfire Area as adopted by Ordinance 1765 as related to the Sandstone Addition Lot 20 replat and adjacent property.

 

12.15   Discussion and possible action on an Interlocal Agreement between the City of College Station and Texas A&M University for the installation of two traffic signal located at University Drive at Polo Road and Raymond Stotzer Discovery Drive.

 

12.16   Discussion and possible action on an exemption from competitive bidding for professional legal services as described more fully in LGC 252.022(a)(4) a procurement of professional services.  Recommend approval of a letter of agreement with the law firm of Mathews and Freeland, L.L.P. in an amount not to exceed $30,000.  Funds available in the FY 1999-2000 Water Fund Budget.

 

12.17   Discussion and possible action on an exemption from competitive bidding for the purchase of traffic signal controllers and master units as described more fully in LGC 252.022(a)(7)(D) a procurement of items that are available from only one source, including captive replacement parts or components for equipment.  Recommend approval to purchase from Texas Highway Products in the amount of $70,647.  Funds available from 1998 General Obligation Bonds, Traffic Signal CIP Project

 

12.18   Discussion and possible action on an ordinance amendment to Chapter 1, Section 5 of the Code of Ordinances which dispenses with the requirement of a culpable mental state.

 

Regular Agenda

 

13.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning 3.51 acres located in the Henton-Lincoln Subdivision from R-4 and R-1A to PDD-H.

 

13.2     Discussion and possible action on an ordinance authorizing the issuance of $4,050,000 City of College Station, Texas certificates of obligation, series 2000, authorizing execution of a paying agent/registrar agreement; and approving all other matters related to issuance of the bonds, including immediate effectiveness.

 

13.3     Discussion and possible action on an ordinance authorizing the issuance of $8,460,000 City of College Station, Texas general obligation improvement bonds, series 2000, authorizing execution of a paying agent/registrar agreement; and approving all other matters related to issuance of the bonds, including immediate effectiveness.

 

13.4     Discussion and possible action on an ordinance authorizing the issuance of $10,500,000 City of College Station, Texas utility system revenue bonds, series 2000, authorizing execution of a paying agent/registrar agreement; and approving all other matters related to issuance of the bonds, including immediate effectiveness.

 

13.5     Discussion and possible action on the first amended Joint Solid Waste Management Agreement with City of Bryan.

 

13.6     Discussion and possible action on re-appointment 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 4/13/2000.

 

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 April 10, 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.