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, August 24, 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 concerning the feasibility report for a Community Performing Arts Center.

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding a venue project tax to help fund the development of Veterans Park and Athletic Complex.

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on a marketing and management study of the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

5.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on the East Bypass area planning project.

 

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                      

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        Transportation Summit

                                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.         Council Calendars

            Budget Meeting, 8/23, 3:00 – 4:45 p.m.

            Budget Meeting, 8/29, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

            TML Region 10 Meeting, 8/31, Smithville

            Brunch with the Mayor, 9/1, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

            Citizen Committee Picnic, 9/11, 6:30 p.m.

            Budget Meeting, 9/6, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Council Workshop and Regular Meetings, 9/14

State of the Cities Symposium, 9/21-9/22, Austin

Annual Texas Municipal League Conference, 11/13-11/18, Austin

National League of Cities, 12/5 – 12/9, Boston

 

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 Administrative Conference 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 Acquisition

 

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

            (refer to Economic Development Notice)

a.  Hotel Conference Center

            b.  Recruitment for Hotelier for College Station

 

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.

 

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.

 

10.       Final action on Executive Session, if necessary.

 

APPROVED:

 

___________________________

City Manager Thomas E. Brymer

 

I certify that this agenda was posted on the bulletin board at the Municipal Building, 1101 Texas Avenue, College Station, Texas on August 18, 2000 at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

______________________________

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, August 24, 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:

 

Consent Agenda

 

12.1     Discussion and possible action on minutes for City Council workshop and regular meeting on August 10, 2000.

12.2     Bid No. 98-78 - Discussion and possible action on renewal of an annual contract for electric meters. Recommend renewal of contract with Wesco Distribution, Inc. for an estimated annual expenditure in the amount of $61,837.00. Funds available in the electric inventory account fund and expensed as used.

12.3     Bid No. 00-98 - Discussion and possible action on the purchase of two (2) police motorcycles. Recommend award to the lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Russ-Welch Harley Davidson in the amount of $27,396.00 (purchase price) and a total cost bid of $7,396.00.  Funds available and budgeted in the Fleet Replacement Fund in the amount of $28,000.00.

12.4     Bid No. 00-104 - Discussion and possible action on the purchase of decorative light poles and fixtures. Recommend award to the lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Dealers Electric, in the amount of $25,055.78. Funds available and budgeted in the Electrical Fund.

12.5     Bid No. 00-107 - Discussion and possible action on an annual agreement for various light poles and light fixtures. Recommend award to each low bidder as follows: Wesco for $162,084.00 and Techline, Inc. for $38,100.00. Funds available in Electric Fund and Capital Improvement Fund.

12.6     Discussion and possible action on a resolution determining public necessity, giving notice of said determination, and establishing procedures for the acquisition of certain properties for the Bee Creek Channelization Project.

12.7     Discussion and possible action on calling a Public Hearing for September 14, 2000 for Budget Amendment #2 to the City of College Station 1999-2000 Budget authorizing an increase in appropriations of $5,944,219 in various funds.

12.8     Discussion and possible action on a real estate contract for the purchase of and improvements on the property at 101 George Bush Drive East. The contract is in the amount of $44,000. Funding is budgeted and available in the George Bush East widening project.

12.9     Discussion and possible action on a real estate contract for the purchase of and improvements on the property at 105 George Bush Drive East. The contract is in the amount of $42,000. Funding is budgeted and available in the George Bush East widening project.

12.10   Discussion and possible action on Change Order No. 1 in the amount of $30,000.00 to Mitchell & Morgan, L.L.P. for additional design services on the Church Avenue Rehabilitation Project (Project No. ST-0004) providing for the design of improvements to Second Street. Funds available in the Northgate Parking Fund.

12.11   Discussion and possible action on the bank depository bids received by the City on July 21,2000, effective date October 1, 2000, and remain effective for three fiscal years through September, 2003.

12.12   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 to Coats, Rose, Yale, Ryman & Lee PC for an estimated $50,000.00.  Funds available in the Property Casualty Fund.

12.13   Discussion and possible action on the renewal of four (4) utility easements located on the Texas A&M University System property.

12.14   Discussion and possible action for approval of Amendment 2, in the amount of $431,900, Professional Services Contract number 99-199 authorizing recommended additions to the Scope of Services provided by Malcolm Pirnie, Inc., to include professional services for the engineering design and construction management of the Westside Utilities Water Distribution Pipeline Project.

12.15   Discussion and possible action on a request to place off-premise signs on City property that will announce the 2000 United Way Campaign. The request is for the allowance of temporary banners to be placed at the water tower fence at Holleman and Texas Avenue and the water tower fence on University Drive for the months of September and October.

Regular Agenda

13.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning approximately 5.08 acres located adjacent to the Raintree Subdivision from R-1 Single Family Residential and A-O Agricultural/Open Space to R-1 Single Family Housing.

13.2     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning approximately 6.202 acres, in Steeplechase Phase 3 located at the intersection of Wellborn and Navarro Roads from C-1, General Commercial; C-N, Neighborhood Business, R-2, Duplex Residential and A-O, Agricultural Open to C-1 General Commercial; and R-3, Townhouse.

13.3     Public hearing, discussion, and possible action on a proposed ordinance that would grant TXU Gas Distribution a 4.43% increase in gas rates.

13.4     Public hearing discussion and possible action on the City of College Station 2000-2001 Proposed Budget.

13.5     Discussion and possible action to call a public hearing on the proposed ad valorem tax rate for fiscal year 2000-2001 at the current tax rate of $0.4293 per $100 valuation.

13.6     Discussion and possible action on an ordinance prohibiting the leaving of animals in vehicles when the temperature is above 75 degrees.

13.7     Discussion and possible action on appointment to Construction Board of Adjustments/Building Standards Commission.

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 8/24/2000.

 

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.

 

APPROVED:

 

___________________________

City Manager Thomas E. Brymer

 

I certify that this agenda was posted on the bulletin board at the Municipal Building, 1101 Texas Avenue, College Station, Texas on August 18, 2000 at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

____________________________

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.