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

 

 

 

 

Amended Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday, June 14, 2001 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 results of the 2001 Citizen Survey.

3.         Presentation, discussion, and possible action to receive annual reports from Citizen Committees on the committee's accomplishments and future goals.

4.         Presentation, discussion, and possible action on the prioritization of transportation projects by Dean International.

5.         Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a report and recommendations by Randall Travel Marketing, Inc. on the Bryan/College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau (B/CS CVB) and receiving direction from the city council.

 

6.         Council Calendars

            Joint Legislative Meeting, 6/20, City of Bryan, Room 305, 12:00 Noon

            Council Special Meeting, 6/20, 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers

Council Workshop and Regular Meetings, 6/28, 7/12, 7/26

Dean International Inc., 6/21, Austin

Legislative Update, 6/25, Dallas

Citizen Committee Orientation, 7/9, 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers

Special Joint Meeting with Planning and Zoning Commission 7/11, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Brazos Center

AMCC Institute, 7/19 – 7/22, Wichita Falls

            Texas Transportation Summit, 8/15 - 8/17, Irving

Joint Legislative Retreat-City of College Station, Bryan, Texas A&M, Brazos County, 8/30-8/31, G. Rollie White Visitor’s Center

            Trip to Washington D.C., 9/16, 9/17, & 9/18

Employee Banquet, 10/26, Brazos Center

            TML Annual Conference, 11/28 – 11/30, Houston

            Congress of Cities, 12/4 - 12/8, Atlanta, Georgia

 

7.         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).

 

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

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

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

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

15.  Cause No. 52,434-361, Brazos County – College Station v. Wolf Pen Creek, Ltd., et al. 

16.  Cause No. 28,765, Grimes County, Harold & Rosealice Trant vs Grimes County, City of College Station and City of Bryan

17.  Lone Star Gas rate increase filed May 31, 2001.

 

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.  Convention/Visitors Bureau Facility Land Acquisition

           

Economic Incentive 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 in conducting economic

development negotiations 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

 

9.         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 June 11, 2001 at 10:00 a.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, Cable Access Channel 19 and The Eagle.

 


Agenda

College Station City Council

Regular Meeting

Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

10.       Pledge of Allegiance

            Invocation

            Consider request for absence from meeting

Presentations:

·       Flag Day

·       Bluebonnet Street Rod Club

 

Consent Agenda

11.1     Discussion and possible action on the minutes for City Council workshop and regular meeting May 24, 2001.

11.2     Bid No. 01-12 - Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving Phase 2 of a construction contract for the rehabilitation of City-owned and operated Water Wells Number 1 though 3.  Recommend award to the lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications, Weisinger Water Well, Inc., in the amount of $136,905.00.  Funds available and budgeted in the Water Revenue Bond Fund, Capital Outlay.

11.3     Bid No. 01-56 - Discussion and possible action on the purchase of a substation transformer.  Recommend award to the lowest evaluated responsible bidder meeting specifications, Waukesha Electric Systems for $476,709.00. 

11.4     Bid No. 01-68 - Discussion and possible action on annual bid for Electric Wire and Cable.  Recommend award to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications by item as follows: King Wire, Inc. $4,025.00; Priester Supply $110,200.00; Techline $461,931.00; Utiliserve $9,385.00; and Wesco $9,720.00 for a total annual estimate of $595,261.00.  Funds available and budgeted in the Electric Fund.

11.5     Discussion and possible action approving an ordinance directing the City Manager to sell a 0.101 acres (4,413 square feet) tract to College Station, Texas Southgate Limited.

11.6     Discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing publication of notice of the intention to issue certificates of obligation.

11.7     Discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing the plans and specifications for the improvement of Dartmouth Drive, from its current termination south of Southwest Parkway to Krenek Tap Road.  Also, discussion and possible action on a resolution providing for assessment of a portion of the cost of improvements thereof against abutting property owners and approving the plans and specifications for said improvements.  The abutting property descriptions are listed in "Exhibit A" attached to the resolution.  

 

 

 

11.8     Discussion and possible action on change order in the amount of $100,000 to a Legal Services Contract with Robert D. Fowler for the Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency (BVSWMA).  Funds available and budgeted in the BVSWMA Operating Budget.

11.9     Discussion and possible action on change order in the amount of $50,000 to a Legal Services Contract with Paul G. Gosselink of Lloyd, Gosselink, Blevins, Rochelle, Baldwin & Townsend, P.C. for the Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency (BVSWMA).  Funds available and budgeted in the BSWMA Operating Budget.

11.10   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 for Coats, Rose, Yale, Ryman & Lee PC for an estimated $80,000.00.  Funds available in the General Government Capital Project Fund.  

11.11   Discussion and possible action on an Interlocal Agreement with the College Station Independent School District (CSISD) to provide funding for the construction of a parking lot at the Justice of the Peace building at the corner of George Bush Drive and Anderson Street, in an amount not to exceed $125,000.00.  Funds available in the 1998 General Obligation Bond Funds for Street Rehabilitation.

11.12   Discussion and possible action on Change Order No. 3 reducing the contract amount by $145,000.00 for the construction contract with Young Contractors, Inc. for the George Bush East Extension Project, Project No. ST-9916.  

11.13   Discussion and possible action approving the purchase of real property needed for street right of way and authorizing the Mayor to execute the Real Estate Contract to effect the conveyance. George Bush East Drive Extension (ST-9916).  The cost will be a sale price of $175,000.00, the cost to install a street light (+/- $3,500.00) and closing costs (title policy, escrow fee, etc.).  Funds from reducing construction costs on the George Bush Extension will be available for this land purchase as well as Street Capital Project Funds and interest income from SCPF.

11.14   Discussion and possible action on Change Order Number 2 in the amount of $33, 851.40 to Contract Number 00-203, Sandy Point Pump Station Improvements, approved for award to Bryan Construction Company, in the amount of $2,806,859.00, by City Council Resolution Number 9-28-2000-10.4 as adopted September 28, 2000.  Funds available and budgeted in the Water Revenue Bond Fund, Capital Outlay.

11.15   Discussion and possible action on a variance request for oversize participation in the amount of $24,463.00 for Spring Creek, a 675 ft. long minor collector street running east from Appomattox thru the proposed Emerald Forest Phase 11 Subdivision. This street will be constructed with the final plats of Emerald Forest Phases 11B and 11C.  Funds available in the 1995 Bond Issue.

11.16   Discussion and possible action on an ordinance renaming Schaffer Road, a street within the city limits of College Station.

 

 

 

11.17   Presentation, discussion, and possible action on the abandonment of a 0.097 acre (10 foot wide) water utility easement lying and being situated in the Crawford Burnett League, Abstract No. 7, Brazos County, Texas and being a portion of Tract 3 as depicted by plat recorded in VOLUME 542, PAGE 131 of the Deed Records of Brazos County, Texas.

Regular Agenda

12.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on a resolution suspending the proposed July 5, 2001 rate increase by TXU Gas Distribution for ninety (90) days beyond the proposed effective date of the rate increase and authorizing the hiring of any and all professional services for the purpose of providing the City with the information necessary to make the determination of reasonable rates.

12.2     Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a resolution approving a grant application with the Texas Department of Transportation for the development of the Bee Creek and Wolf Pen Creek Multi-Modal Trail Connector.

12.3     Presentation, discussion, and possible action on appointment of Mayor Pro Tem.

12.4     Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a resolution approving a grant application with the Texas Department of Transportation for the development of a new Convention and Visitors Bureau Facility to be located at the southwest corner of University Drive and Tarrow.

13.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for 06/14/2001.

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:

 

 

___________________________

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 June 11, 2001 at 10:00 a.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, Cable Access Channel 19 and The Eagle.