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, May 25, 2000 at 3:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

1.         Presentation of service plaques to Lynn McIlhaney, Ron Silvia, Larry Mariott and Anne Hazen.

 

2.         Discussion of consent agenda items listed for Regular Council Meeting.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action of a request from the Brazos Heritage Society to provide partial funding for a historical film and book project.

 

4.         Discussion and possible action on committee report on committee’s accomplishments from the past twelve months and future goals.

 

5.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on the Employee Health Benefits

 

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.         Council Calendars

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

Council Workshop and Regular Meetings, 6/8 and  6/22

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

dinner with spouses, 6/14, Brazos Center

Texas Transportation Summit, 6/21-6/23, Irving

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

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

 

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)

 

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

            (refer to Economic Development Notice)

a.  Hotel Conference Center

 

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. 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.

 

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.

 

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 May 22, 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.

 


Agenda

College Station City Council

Regular Meeting

Thursday, May 25, 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:

·        Certificate of Congratulations

·        Buddy Poppy Day

·        A&M Garden Club

 

Consent Agenda

 

12.1     Discussion and possible action on minutes for City Council workshop and regular meeting on May 11, 2000

 

12.2     Bid No. 00-46 - Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a contract for electrical system construction and maintenance.  Recommend award to the lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Finway Incorporated for an annual estimated expenditure of $1,038,301.  Funds available and budgeted in the Electric Fund, Operations Division.

 

12.3     Bid No. 00-63 - Discussion and possible action on an annual agreement for ultraviolet parts used at the WasteWater Treatment Plant.  Recommend award to the lowest, responsible bidder for each item.  Annual estimated expenditures by vendor are Infilco Degremont in the amount of $9,267.80 and Ema-Components in the amount of $9,400 for a total expenditure of $18,667.80.  Funds available and budgeted in the WasteWater Fund, Operations Division.

 

12.4     Bid No. 00-67 - Discussion and possible action on an annual agreement for the purchase of transformers.  Recommend award to the lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications for each item as follows: KBS Electrical, $81,736; Techline, Inc. $65,361; Temple, Inc. $125,149.50 and Wesco $118,896.75 for an annual estimated total cost for all vendors is $391,143.25.  Funds available in inventory and charged to the Electric Fund and appropriate project when issued from inventory.

 

12.5     Bid No. 00-69 - Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving an annual agreement for the purchase of concrete curb/gutter and flatwork to be installed as needed.  Recommend award to the lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications, Texcon, for an annual estimated expenditure of $373,312.50.  Funds available in the General Fund, Capital Improvements Fund and Water/Wastewater Fund.

 

 

 

12.6     Bid No. 00-73 - Discussion and possible action on an annual agreement for the purchase of coverstone material.  Recommend award to the lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Vulcan Construction Materials for an annual estimated expenditure of $52,280.  Funds available in the General Fund, Streets Division.

 

12.7     Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a professional service contract for the Semi-Annual Groundwater Monitoring at the Rock Prairie Road Landfill Project to CSC Engineering and Environmental Consultants, Inc. in the amount not to exceed $35,000.  Funds available in the Brazos Valley Solid Waste Agency Fund.

 

12.8     Discussion and possible action on the third and final reading on a franchise agreement with Enviromed for the collection and disposal services for treated and untreated medical waste.

 

12.9     Discussion and possible action on advanced funding agreement with Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) widening of University Drive from E. Tarrow Street to the Carter’s Creek Relief Bridge.  The advanced funding agreement is in the amount of $146,600.

 

12.10   Discussion and possible action on an exemption from competitive bidding for professional legal services as allowed in LGC 252.022(a)(4) for expenses related to Fire Station #1 Litigation, Coats, Rose, Yale, Ryman and Lee PC for an estimated $50,000.  Funds available in the Property Casualty Fund.

 

12.11   Discussion and possible action on the amendment and renewal of a contract for the Cleanup of Northgate Promenade.  Recommend award to The Sanitation Specialist in the amount of $20,400.  Funds available in the Northgate Parking Fund.

 

12.12   Discussion and possible action on the amendment and renewal of the lease agreement for  slant-top, front-end loading refuse containers.  Recommend award to Texas Commercial Waste for an annual estimated expenditure of $100,068.72.  Funds available and budgeted in the Sanitation Fund, Commercial Collection Division.

 

12.13   Discussion and possible action on a request for oversize participation in the amount of $53,845 for a 385 ft. extension of a 16-inch sewer line under Highway 6 South, approximately 800 feet north of the intersection of Highway 6 South with Nantucket Drive.  The line will be constructed with Phase One of South Hampton subdivision.

 

12.14   Discussion and possible action on Community Development Block Grant public service funding for City Departments for the 2000-2001 fiscal year.  The public service programs include the Teen Apprenticeship Program and Kids’ Klub.  

            a.  Parks Department Kids Klub - $35,000

            b.  Human Resources Teen Apprenticeship Program - $20.008

Funds available in the CDBG public service funds.

 

12.15   Discussion and possible action on a recommendation to the Brazos County Commissioners Court to appoint a College Station representative to the Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District Board of Directors.

 

12.16   Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving the Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Services, Universal Hiring Supplement 3 year grant for adding three police officers.

 

12.17   Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a Juvenile Accountability Grant for first offender decision making class.

 

Regular Agenda

 

13.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning 46.46 acres located at 200 Greens Prairie Road from C-1 General Commercial to R-1B Single Family Residential for the Texas Centroid Ranch subdivision.

 

13.2     Presentation, discussion and possible action on a master plan for the development of Veterans Park and Athletic Complex.

 

13.3     Presentation, discussion and possible action on the Employee Health Benefits Fund

 

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

 

13.5     Discussion and possible action on appointment of Mayor Pro Tempore

 

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 5/25/2000.

 

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 May 22, 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.