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 27, 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 and discussion regarding progress on a new local branch of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Texas, presented by Deborah Otiz, President/CEO, for the purpose of making the community's elected officials aware of the organization, its purpose, and its direction.

3.               Presentation, discussion and possible action on Covenants and Restrictions for the new Business Center at College Station generally located near the intersection of Highway 6 and Greens Prairie Road.

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action concerning a resolution of the City Council of the City of College Station, Texas, approving and setting fees for Parks and Recreation Activities.

5.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on the status of the Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District.

6.         Council Calendars

            Special Council Meeting, 9/26, 12:00 noon, Council Chambers

            Joint Legislative Meeting, 9/28/ 12:00 noon, Bryan Municipal Building

Joint UDC Meeting with P&Z, 10/5, 1:00 p.m., Council Chambers   

Citizen Committee Banquet, 10/15, CS Conference Center, 6:30 p.m.

Employee Banquet, 10/26, Brazos Center

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

7.         Hear Visitors (5:45 p.m.)

(A citizen may address the City Council for three minutes on city related issues not scheduled on the posted agenda.  An information form is provided at the register table and should be completed prior to 5:45 p.m. and given to the City Secretary.  The City Council will receive the information, ask city staff to look into the matter, or place the issue on a future agenda for discussion).

 

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.

18.    Legal strategies for Cox Communication Franchise Negotiations

19.    Legal strategies concerning the Religious Freedom Act regarding Item 11.1

 

Economic Incentive Negotiations {Gov't Code Section 551.087}; 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

                                    2.  Universal Computer Service, Inc. possible expansion

 

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 September 24, 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, September 27, 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:  Certificate of Appreciation – Mr. Ray Harris

                         Certificate of Achievement for Planning Excellence

                         National Crime Prevention Month

                         Employee Award

 

Consent Agenda

11.1     Discussion and possible action on the minutes for City Council workshop and regular meeting, September 13, 2001.

11.2     Bid No. 01-94 - Discussion and possible action on an annual agreement for crushed stone.  Recommend award to the lowest, responsible bidder, Texcon for $55,000.  Funds available and budgeted in the General Fund, Streets Maintenance and Streets Capital Improvement Projects.

11.3     Bid No. 01-83 - Discussion and possible action on the purchase of excess workers compensation insurance, including claims handling, loss control, and program administration for the City of College Station's self-funded workers compensation program.  Recommend award to the lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Texas Municipal League in the amount of $85,996.32.  Funds available and budgeted in the Worker's Compensation Fund.

11.4     Bid Number 01-88 - Discussion and possible action on award of annual agreement for various Automotive and Truck parts.  Recommend award to the lowest, responsible bidder meeting City of College Station Standard Bid Documents Requirements, NAPA Auto Parts Category (A) Automotive Parts for the amount $20,553.88. Bryan Truck & Trailer Category (B) Truck Parts for the amount $9,729.09.  The select sampling of common parts for bid evaluation purposes were used to determine lowest bidder.  Funds available and budgeted in the Fleet Maintenance Fund.  The estimated annual expenditures are $75,000.00.

11.5     Discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing acceptance of credit card payments for utility services.

11.6     Discussion and possible action on a Safe and Sober Selective Traffic Enforcement program (STEP) grant contract for fiscal year 2001.

11.7     Discussion and possible action on approving a revision to the Sanitation Rate Resolution for Commercial Collection.

11.8     Discussion and possible action pertaining to a resolution to TML stating opposition to the Texas Fire Commission adoption of NFPA Standard 1710, Standard on Deployment for Career Fire Departments, or similar standard in the State of Texas.

11.9     Discussion and possible action concerning a resolution of the City Council of the City of College Station, Texas, approving and setting fees for Parks and Recreation Activities.

11.10   Discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 11, "Utilities," Section 2, "Water and Sewer Services," of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station, Texas, by amending certain sections as set out below; providing a severability clause; declaring a penalty; and providing an effective date.

11.11   Discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign a Texas Highway Traffic Safety Program Grant agreement for the intersection traffic control grant - Texas Department of Transportation Selective Traffic Enforcement Program grant contract for fiscal year 2002.  

11.12   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 Cox Communications cable television franchise renewal.  Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt, and Howlett LPP for an estimated $100,000.00.

11.13   Discussion and possible action on a recommendation to Brazos County Commissioners Court for the re-appointment of the College Station representative on the Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District Board of Directors.

11.14   Discussion and possible action on Change Order Number 1 in the amount of $85,555.00 to Purchase Order 010113, to Bryan Utilities (BTU), in the amount of $660,000.00 by City Council September 28, 2000.  The total appropriation for the purchase of electric service from BTU will increase from $660,000.00 to $745,555.00.

11.15     Discussion and possible action to approve items exempt from competitive bidding as described more fully in the Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 252.022(a)(7).

 

Regular Agenda

 

12.1     Presentation, discussion and possible action concerning a petition to name the College Station Bike Loop in memory of cyclist Wayne Bryan.  

12.2     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on a request to appeal the Planning and Zoning Commission's decision to grant a conditional use permit for A&M Church of Christ located at 2475 Earl Rudder Freeway South.

12.3     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amendment for a rezoning of approximately 6.07 acres located at 1267 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South from R-1, Single Family Residential to R-4, Low Density Apartments. (01-179)

 

12.4     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an amendment to the Wolf Pen Creek zoning district pertaining to dedication and development of the minimum reservation area.

12.5     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on the creation of Reinvestment Zone #13; and, discussion and possible action on the adoption of an Ordinance creating Reinvestment Zone #13 for commercial tax abatement in the business center for Universal Computer Services, Inc.

12.6     Presentation, discussion and possible action on an Economic Development Agreement between the City of College Station, Bryan-College Station Economic Development Corporation, and Universal Computer Services, Inc.

12.7     Presentation, discussion and possible action on an Agreement for Development and Tax Abatement in Reinvestment Zone #13 in the business center for Universal Computer Services, Inc.

12.8     Presentation, discussion and possible action on a Real Estate Contract between the City of College Station and the Bryan-College Station Economic Development Corporation for 16.681 acres of property in the business center for Universal Computer Services, Inc.

12.9     Presentation, discussion and possible action on two Resolutions providing grants for: (1) the purchase of 16.681 acres of land to the Bryan-College Station Economic Development Corporation for Universal Computer Services and (2) the reimbursement, not to exceed $215,000 for the construction of a buffer wall and the payment of $180,000 for Universal Computer Services for economic development.

13.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for 09/27/2001.

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 September 24, 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.