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, December 14, 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 adoption of a city center conceptual plan.

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding a project recommendation for the use of General Obligation Bonds (GOB) approved by the voters in 1995 for the construction of a North - South Thoroughfare.

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on Fiscal and Budgetary Policy Statements regarding paving assessments.

5.         Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding a contract with Dean International for development of strategies to accomplish a transportation improvement plan for the City of College Station.

6.         Agenda Request by Councilmembers

            Discussion and possible action on request by residents on Munson Avenue for traffic calming measures.

 

7.         Council Calendars

Joint Legislative Committee Meeting, 12/12

Council Workshop and Regular Meetings, 1/11

Breakfast with the Mayor, Jr. High and High School Students, 1/26, 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.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 Administrative Conference Room.

           

Consultation with Attorney {Gov’t Code Section 551.071}; possible action

The City Council may seek advice from its attorney regarding a pending and contemplated litigation subject or settlement offer or attorney-client privileged information.  Litigation is an ongoing process and questions may arise as to a litigation tactic or settlement offer, which needs to be discussed with the City Council.  Upon occasion the City Council may need information from its attorney as to the status of a pending or contemplated litigation subject or settlement offer or attorney-client privileged information.  After executive session discussion, any final action or vote taken will be in public.  The following subject(s) may be discussed:       

1.  Cause No. 43,098-85, Brazos County-Bryan v. College Station

2.   Cause No. 96-03168, Travis County – Bryan, et al. v. PUC (intervention)

3.  Cause No. 97-02587, Travis County – Bryan, et al. v. PUC (intervention)

4.  Cause No. 98-13391, Travis County – Bryan, et al. v. PUC (intervention)

5.  Cause No. 96-06940, Travis County – Bryan, et al. v. PUC (intervention)

6.  Cause No. 97-07000, Travis County – TMPA v. PUC (intervention)

7.  Cause No. 98-11817, Travis County – TMPA v. PUC (intervention)

8.  Cause No. GN002343, Travis County – San Antonio v. PUC (intervention)

9.      Cause No. GN002513, Travis County – San Antonio v. PUC (intervention)

10.  Cause No. 49,367-CCL2, Brazos County – Wilkerson v. College Station

11.  Cause No. 50,943-CCL – Brazos County – College Station v. SSC

Development, et al., Civil

12.  Action No. 01-98-011056-CV, Court of Appeals Gold v. College Station

13.  Docket Nos. TX96-2-000 and TX96-2-001, FERC – College Station, applicant

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

15. Cause No. 51,822-CC1, Brazos County  - Felder v. College Station

 

            Real Estate {Gov’t Code Section 551.072}; possible action

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.  After executive session discussion, any final action or vote taken will be in public.   The following subject(s) may be discussed.

           

1.   City Center Land Acquisition

2.      Business Center Land Acquisition

3.      Cemetery Land Acquisition

4.   STATA Corp. Economic Development Agreement

 

 

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

The City Council may deliberate on commercial or financial information that the City Council has received from a business prospect that the City Council seeks to have locate, stay or expand in or near the city with which the City Council is conducting economic development negotiations and may deliberate on an offer of financial or other incentives for a business prospect.  After executive session discussion, any final action or vote taken will be in public.  The following subject(s) may be discussed:

 

1.  Hotel Conference Center

2.  Business Center Prospect

            3.  Big-Box Retail

 

 

Personnel {Gov't Code Section 551.074}; possible action

The City Council may deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer.  After executive session discussion, any final action or vote taken will be in public.  The following officer(s) may be discussed:

 

            1. City Manager Annual Evaluation

 

 

11.       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 December 8, 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.

 


 

 

12.       Pledge of Allegiance

            Invocation

            Consider request for absence from meeting

Presentations:

·        Wolf Pen Creek Design Charette

·        Natalie Ruiz – AICP Certification

·        Lee Battle – AICP Certification

·        Harvey Cargill Jr. – Texas City Attorney’s Association, President

·        James Polasek – Texas Purchasing Management Association, President

 

Consent Agenda

 

13.1     Discussion and possible action on minutes for, City Council special meeting, November 2, 2000; and workshop and regular meeting on November 9, 2000.

13.2     Bid No. 00-08 - Discussion and possible action on the renewal of an annual agreement for PVC pipe and fittings.  Recommend renewal of annual agreements with Dealers Electric for $9,979.50 and Ward Electric Supply for $127,502.50.  Expenses will be charged to individual departments and projects as materials are used.

13.3     Bid No. 00-09 - Discussion and possible action on the renewal of the annual agreement for Gasoline and Diesel Fuel.  Recommend renewal agreement with Brenco Marketing for an estimated annual expenditure of $386,305.00.  Expenses will be charged to individuals departments as used.

13.4     Bid No. 01-04 - Discussion and possible action on the purchase of a mail folding/inserting system for utility billing.  Recommend award to the lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Round Mailing Systems in the amount of $28,000.00 including trade-in.  Funds available and budgeted in the Utility Billing Fund.

13.5     Bid No. 01-05 - Discussion and possible action on the purchase of self-supporting all dielectric fiber optic cable.  Recommend award to the lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Graybar Electric, in the amount of $84,315.00.  Funds available and budgeted in General Capital Projects Fund.  This equipment will be used to complete the next phase of the fiber optic loop, which supports the city organization's data and voice service.

13.6     Bid No. 01-13 - Discussion and possible action on the purchase of decorative street light fixtures.  Recommend award to the lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications, Dealers Electrical Supply, in the amount of $41,816.80.  Funds available and budgeted in the Electric Fund, Capital Outlay.

13.7     Bid No. 01-14 - Discussion and possible action on the purchase of ultra violet lamps, ballasts, and parts for Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Recommend award to the lowest responsible bidder by line item as follows: 1) Advanced UV Systems for $16,800.00; 2) and 3) Hartwell Environmental for $4,285.00 and $360.00 respectively; and 4) Gregg Ellner Associates for $790.00.  Total annual estimated expenditure is $22,235.00.  Funds available and budgeted in the Sewer Fund, Sewer Treatment Operations.

13.8     Discussion and possible action on the ratification of a real estate contract for the purchase of 111 George Bush Drive East in the amount of $62,700.  Funds available and budgeted in the George Bush East widening project.

13.9     Discussion and possible action on a request for oversize participation in the amount of $32,729.86 for construction of 447 feet of 18-inch waterline along the Earl Rudder Freeway east feeder road.  The line would extend from the Nissan Dealership north through the Greensworld Subdivision to approximately 400 feet from the intersection of University Drive and the east feeder road.

13.10   Discussion and possible action on a resolution regarding competitive matters relating to the College Station electric utility.

13.11   Discussion and possible action regarding a contract with Dean International for development of strategies to accomplish a transportation improvement plan for the City of College Station.

13.12   Discussion and possible action on an interlocal agreement with the City of Bryan for the supply of water to either party for emergency use through various interconnections between the municipal water supply systems.

13.13   Discussion and possible action on the Employee Health Benefits Plan. This is Strategy #1, Vision Statement #1," pursue competitive, cost-effective health insurance benefits." Specifically, renewal for third party administration (TPA) of claims; renewal with current stop-loss carrier for one month; new two-year contract for long-term disability and life insurance; renewal of employee assistance program, and renewal of prescription card program.

13.14   Discussion and possible action on a resolution for an interlocal agreement with the Texas Association of School Board (TASB) Purchasing Cooperative for the purpose of fulfilling the respective public and governmental purposes, needs, objectives and programs in the purchasing of supplies, materials and equipment.

13.15   Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving the City Manager to act on behalf of the City of College Station to apply for a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department matching grant for the development of Lick Creek Park.  The grant request is in the amount of $258,772. The resolution also dedicates the proposed site for permanent public park and recreational uses.

13.16   Discussion and possible action on Change Order No. 4 in the amount of $32,850.00 to Othon, Inc. for additional design services on the Northeast Sewer Trunkline Project (SS-9805).

13.17      Discussion and possible action on an agreement between the City of College Station and First USA for the City's Procurement Card Program.

13.18      Discussion, and possible action on drug screening services.  This purchase is exempt from competitive bidding as allowed in LGC 252.022(a)(4) procurement for personal, professional, or planning services. Recommend approval of drug screening services and physicals from Scott & White Clinic in the amount not to exceed $18,200.00. Funds available and budgeted in various funds, departments, and divisions within the City.

13.19   Discussion and possible action on an interlocal agreement with Texas A&M University for the supply of water to either party for emergency use through various interconnections between the water supply systems.

13.20   Discussion and possible action on a policy for Neighborhood Traffic Calming in the City of College Station.

13.21   Discussion, and possible action on workers compensation claims.  Recommend approval of blanket purchase order to Texas Municipal League in the amount of $146,158.00 to pay claims for prior workers compensation claims arising from prior years. Funds are available and budgeted in the Workers Compensation Fund.

13.22   Discussion and possible action regarding amendment to lease agreement between the City of College Station and Deluxe Burger Bar, Inc.

Regular Agenda

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

14.2     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning 1.7 acres located at 4004 Harvey Road; approximately 300’ west of the intersection of Harvey Road and Pamela Lane; from A-O Agricultural Open to PDD-B Planned Development District – Business.

14.3     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning 4.35 acres for the Regency South Subdivision for Planned Unit Development #2 (PUD #2) to Planned Development District for Housing (PDD-H) located south of Brothers Avenue between Texas Avenue and Longmire.

14.4     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning 6.00 acres in Crawford Burnett, located at 1267 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South from R-1, Single-Family Residential to C-1 General Commercial.

14.5     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning 3.698 acres in Steeplechase Phase 7, located near the intersection of Wellborn and Navarro Roads, from R-3, Townhouse to PDD-H, Planned Development District for housing.

14.6     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning the new College Station Business Center, approximately 339 acres located near the northeast intersection of State Highway 6 and Greens Prairie Road, from C-1, R-1, R-2, and A-O to M-1, Planned Industrial.

 

14.7     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Section 7.22D of Ordinance No. 1638, the Zoning Ordinance of the City of College Station to add “commercial amusements” to the list of conditional uses in the C-B Commercial Business District.

 

14.8     Presentation, discussion and possible action on an Economic Development Agreement between the City of College Station and Lane College Station Limited Partnership, locally known as the Hilton Hotel.

 

14.9     Presentation, discussion and possible action on two resolutions providing grants for 1) the payment of permits and fees related to redevelopment of property at 801 University Drive East in an amount not to exceed $7,500.00; 2) a maximum of $275,000.00 cash reimbursement for construction of a retaining wall and other property improvements to Lane College Station Limited Partnership for economic development.

 

14.10  Discussion and possible action on the appointment of a chairperson for the Wolf Pen Creek Tax Increment Finance Board, Reinvestment Zone No. 1 for calendar year 2001. 

 

14.11   Discussion and possible action on the appointment of a chairperson for the Melrose Project Tax Increment Financing Reinvestment Zone No. 4 for calendar year 2001.

 

14.12   Presentation, discussion and possible action on making a nomination for the municipalities “jointly appointed” members of the E-911 Board of Managers.

 

14.13   Presentation, discussion and possible action on a first amendment to the Economic Development Agreement and Tax Abatement Agreement between the City of College Station, the Bryan/College Station Economic Development Corporation, and STATA Corporation.

 

15.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for 12/14/2000.

 

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 December 8, 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.