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, September 28, 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.         Joint meeting with the Planning and Zoning Commission for discussion and possible action on Vision Statement # 8, Strategy #2, Implementation Plan A:  Identify areas to foster types of development and create incentives, and Implementation Plan B:

Re-examine apartment design standards. (3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

 

3.         Joint meeting with the Parks Advisory Board for discussion and possible action regarding strategic planning, Council vision statements, and related action plans.

(4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.)

 

4.         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

B/CS Economic Development Corp                              Brazos County Health Department

Regional Planning Committee                                        Wolf Pen Creek Oversight

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.         Council Calendars

Mayor’s Brunch, Council Chambers, 10/6, 11:30-1:00 p.m.

Council Workshop and Regular Meetings, 10/12

Employee Service Awards Banquet, 10/27, 6:00 p.m., Brazos Center

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

National League of Cities Boston 2000, 12/5-9

 

6.         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).

 

7.         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.       Landfill Site Acquisition

 

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

            (refer to Economic Development Notice)

a.  Hotel Conference Center Project

b.  Recruitment for Hotelier in College Station

c.  Big Box Retail

d.  Business Park

e.  High Technology Prospect

 

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

a.       Evaluation of City Manager

 

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. 50,813-85, Brazos County – College Station v. Phillips Swager Associates, Inc.; et al.

 

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.

 

8.         Final action on Executive Session, if necessary.

 

APPROVED:

______________________________

Assistant City Manager Glenn Brown

 

I certify that this agenda was posted on the bulletin board at the Municipal Building, 1101 Texas Avenue, College Station, Texas on September 22, 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, September 28, 2000 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

9.         Pledge of Allegiance

            Invocation

            Consider request for absence from meeting

Presentations:

·        Fire Prevention Week

·        National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

·        Council Presentation

 

Consent Agenda

 

10.1     Discussion and possible action on minutes for City Council workshop and regular meeting on September 14, 2000, joint meeting, 8/17, budget meetings, 8/23, 8/29 and 9/6.

10.2     Bid No. 99-04 - Discussion and possible action on the renewal of an agreement for concrete.  Recommend contract renewal to Boyd Ready Mix for annual estimated expenditure of $24,782.50.  Funds available in the General Fund, Parks Department and Public Works; Water and Wastewater Funds.

10.3     Bid No. 99-102 - Discussion and possible action on renewal of annual agreement for Tires. Recommend contract renewal to Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service for annual estimated expenditures of $51,371.78.  Purchases are made through an inventory account and charged back to the various departments as used throughout the term of the agreement.

10.4     Bid No. 00-102 - Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a construction contract for the Sandy Point Pump Station Improvements.  Recommend award to the lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Bryan Construction, in the amount of $2,806,859.  Funds budgeted in the amount of 2,463,000 in the Water Revenue Bond Fund. Additional funding will come from the appropriation for transmission line additions for FY 01.

10.5     Bid No. 00-109 - Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving an annual requirements contract for work uniform rental for Public Works, OTIS Communications, and BVSWMA.  Recommend award to the lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Best Uniform Supply, for an annual estimated amount of $23,771.80. Funds available and budgeted in General Fund, Fleet Maintenance Fund, and Communications

10.6     Bid No. 00-113 - Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a construction contract for the rehabilitation of the Northgate Water Main.  Recommend award to the lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Elliott Construction, in the amount of $1,021,924.00.  Funds budgeted in the amount of $500,000 in the Water Revenue Bond Fund. Remaining funds from projects are under budget, i.e., Greens Prairie Water Tower painting and Eastgate Phases 1 & 2.

10.7     Bid No. 00-114 - Discussion and possible action on the purchase of four (4) distribution circuit breakers.  Recommend award to the lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Wesco Distribution Inc., in the amount of $77,616.00.  Funds are proposed in the 2001 Budget in Electric Utility Capital Project Fund.

10.8     Bid No. 00-115 - Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving an annual agreement for street materials.  Recommend award to the lowest, responsible bidders, meeting specifications, Texcon for $65,995.00, Young Contractors for $423,000.00 and Gulf States Asphalt, in the amount of $49,240.00.  Funds available and budgeted in the General Fund, Streets Maintenance and Streets Capital Improvement Projects.

10.9     Bid No. 00-118 - Discussion and possible action on an annual agreement to purchase prestressed spun cast concrete poles.  Recommend award to the lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Stresscrete c/o Preferred Sales Agency, in the amount of $90,701.00.  Funds available in the electric inventory; expenditures will be recorded in projects as the inventory is used.

10.10   Discussion and possible action on purchase requests exempt from competitive bidding as described more fully in Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 252.022(a)(7).  A complete list is identified in supporting material.

10.11   Discussion and possible action on the purchase of Mouse and Mouse GIS, a wastewater modeling software by DHI, Inc., from Environmental Services Resource Incorporated (ESRI) in the amount of $15,500.  The annual cost of Service Maintenance Agreement for this product is $2,000.  Funds available and budgeted in the Wastewater Operations Fund.

10.12   Discussion and possible action on a professional services contract for the Second Street Promenade Project to Mitchell & Morgan, L.L.P. in an amount not to exceed $30,000.00.  Funds budgeted in the Northgate Parking Fund.

10.13   Discussion and possible action on written agreements for Community Development Block Grant funded service agencies for the fiscal year 2000-2001.

10.14   Discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 3 "Building Regulations", of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station, Texas, by amending certain sections as set out, adopting the 1999 National Electrical Code and related amendments and a resolution establishing a permit fee for temporary construction power.

10.15   Discussion and possible action on a resolution entering into a professional consulting contract with Wallace Group Inc., in the amount of $23,000.00 for engineering and consulting services for the Highway 30/60 corridor hotel/conference center project. Funds available in the Conference Center Fund.

10.16   Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a consulting contract between the City of College Station and Contract Land Staff, Inc. for consulting services related to land agent services to acquire right-of-way, easements, and other land necessary for the construction of capital improvement projects in the amount of $150,000.  Funds available and budgeted in the individual capital improvement projects.

10.17   Discussion and possible action on a resolution supporting the Texas Municipal League (TML) to seek a legislated change establishing statewide regulations concerning the ownership of dangerous wild animals to ensure the public safety and the humane treatment of such animals.

 

10.18   Discussion and possible action on a Financial Agreement between the City of College Station and Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Inc.

Regular Agenda

11.1     Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the East Bypass Small Area Action Plan.

11.2     Presentation, discussion and possible action on the proposed ad valorem tax rate of $0.4293 for Fiscal Year 2000-2001.

11.3     Presentation, discussion, and possible action adopting a resolution change pertaining to transport fee increases for the provision of Emergency Medical Services by the College Station Fire Department.

11.4     Discussion and possible action on a policy for funding outside agency requests.

 

12.       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.

 

13.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for 9/28/2000.

 

14.       Final action on executive session, if necessary.

 

15.       Adjourn

 

If litigation issues arise as to the posted subject matter of this Council Meeting an executive session will be held.

 

APPROVED:

______________________________

Assistant City Manager Glenn Brown

 

I certify that this agenda was posted on the bulletin board at the Municipal Building, 1101 Texas Avenue, College Station, Texas on September 22, 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.