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 20, 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 regarding extension of contract and expansion of contract scope of services between Dean International, Inc. and the City of College Station.

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on recommendations to create an ad hoc committee to develop final Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws for a stand alone Convention and Visitors Bureau for Brazos Valley.   

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding a report related to the feasibility of a skate park facility in College Station.

5.               Presentation, discussion and possible action on implementing a change in practices where staff will investigate the use of debt instruments for the purchase of equipment to determine whether such a tool is prudent.

 

6.               Presentation, discussion and possible action on the purchase of a lightning prediction system. Recommend award to Thor Guard, Inc., a sole source provider, in the amount of $40,370.00. Further recommendation to transfer appropriation for this purchase from general fund contingency in the amount of $40,370.00.

7.         Council Calendars

            Council Workshop and Regular Meetings, 1/10, 1/24

           

8.         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).

 

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.  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

 

 

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/Performing Arts Center

            2.  Compaq/Schlumberger Technology/Caldwell Watson Incentives

            3.  Big Box Retail:  Proposed location in College Station

 

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 December 17, 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, December 20, 2001 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:  Police Re-Accreditation Recognition

                         Recognition for New College Station Utilities Logo

                         City's Contribution to the Children's Museum

 

Consent Agenda

12.1     Discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 1, "General Provisions", of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station, Texas by repealing Section 15, "Disposal of Unclaimed and Surplus Property; Destruction of Pistols and Illegal Weapons"; providing for a new Section 15, "Disposition of Abandoned or Unclaimed property; Disposition of Salvage or Surplus Property; and Disposition of Seized Weapons, Explosive Weapons, or Other Prohibited Contraband".

12.2     Discussion and possible action on a second amendment to the Reciprocal Operating Agreement between the City of College Station and TAC Realty Inc. for the Highway 30/60 corridor hotel and conference center project.                                   

12.3     Discussion and possible action on a professional services contract with the Wallace Group Inc. in the amount of $282,830.00 for engineering and consulting services for the Highway 30/60 corridor hotel/conference center Phase I Infrastructure Project.  Funds available and budgeted in the Conference Center fund.

12.4     Discussion and possible action regarding extension of contract and expansion of scope of services of contract between Dean International, Inc and the City of College Station.

12.5     Discussion and possible action on Council meeting schedule for 2002.

12.6     Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a Professional Services Contract with the Texas A&M Research Foundation to develop specific greenway design alternatives.  The fixed price for the proposed work is $55,957.00.

12.7     Discussion and possible action on a Technical Services Agreement with Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. to expend up to $22,000.00 for the development of conference center standards and operating/pre-opening budgets associated with the hotel/conference center project in the Highway 30/60 corridor.  Funds available in the Hotel/Motel Fund.

12.8         Discussion and possible action on a first amendment to the Infrastructure Agreement between the City of College Station, TAC Realty Inc. and College Main Apartments Ltd. for the Highway 30/60 corridor hotel and conference center project.

 


 

12.9     Discussion and possible action on a professional services agreement between the City of College Station and HKS Inc. to expend up to $1,016,000 for architectural, interior design, and purchasing services associated with the hotel/conference center project in the Highway 30/60 corridor.  Funds available and budgeted in the Conference Center Fund.

12.10   Discussion and possible action on the purchase of a lightning prediction system. Recommend award to Thor Guard, Inc., a sole source provider, in the amount of $40,370.00.  Further recommendation to transfer appropriation for this purchase from general fund contingency in the amount of $40,370.00.

Regular Agenda

13.1     Public hearing, discussion, and possible action on an ordinance amendment for a rezoning of approximately 5.953 acres known as Canyon Creek located at 1267 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South from R-4, Low Density Apartments to PDD-H, Planned Development District for Housing. (01-236)

13.2     Public hearing, discussion, and possible action on an ordinance amendment for a rezoning of 75.651 acres, known as Westfield Village and located west of the existing Alexandria Subdivision, from A-O, Agricultural Open to PDD-H, Planned Development District for Housing. (01-246)

13.3     Presentation, discussion, and possible action on an Agreement for Development and Tax Abatement in Reinvestment Zone #14 in the Texas A & M University Research Park for Compaq Computer Corporation, Schlumberger Technology Corporation, and CW CS 1 LP (Caldwell Watson Real Estate Group).

13.4     Presentation, discussion and possible action on appointment to the Joint Relief Funding Review Committee.

14.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for 12/20/2001.

15.       Final action on executive session, if necessary.

16.       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 17, 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.