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

 

 

College Station, Embracing the Past, Exploring the Future

 

 

MINUTES

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting and Regular Meetings

Thursday, December 6, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

COUNCILMEMBERS PRESENT: Mayor McIlhaney, Mayor Pro Tem Mariott, Councilmembers Silvia, Hazen, Massey, Garner, Maloney

STAFF PRESENT: City Manager Brymer, Assistant City Manager Brown, City Attorney Cargill Jr., City Secretary Hooks, Budget and Strategic Planning Manager Kersten, Director of Fiscal Services Cryan, Parks and Recreation Director Beachy, Graduate Engineer Harman, City Planner Kee, Development Review Planner Jimmerson, Staff Planner Reeves, Staff Planner Hitchcock

Mayor McIlhaney called the workshop meeting to order at 3:06 p.m. with all councilmembers present.

 

Workshop Agenda Item No. 1 -- Discussion of consent agenda items listed for Regular Council Meeting.

No items were removed for discussion

Workshop Agenda Item No. 2 -- Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding a report related to senior facilities and programs in College Station. This is a continuation item from May 10, 2001.

Senior Programs Coordinator Marci Rodgers introduced Julie Leake and Drew Neumeyer from Texas A&M University as part of the Eisenhower Leadership Development Program in the George Bush School of Government and Public Service. The students completed the survey written by the previous Eisenhower student group. The students also interviewed private and public agencies in the area to determine local support for a senior facility and cooperative programming. A comprehensive set of programs aimed at satisfying the needs of senior citizens in College Station was the goal of this project.

Based on the survey results, the following recommendations were presented:

 

A final report will be presented in January 2002, with recommendations regarding future senior facilities, programs and a financial impact analysis of potential options that have been identified to meet the anticipated needs.

Workshop Agenda Item No. 3 -- Joint Meeting with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for discussion and possible action regarding strategic planning, Council vision statements, and Board goals and objectives.

The Parks and Recreation Board members present were: John Nichols, Bill Davis, Glen Davis, Glenn Schroeder, Larry Farnsworth and Don Allison. Chairman John Nichols called the Parks and Recreation Board meeting to order at 3:41 p.m.

The Parks and Recreation Board discussed the following topics with the City Council.

Boards Goals and Objectives for FY2002.

Establish policies and standards for re-appraisal of existing parks, facilities, and services offered by the Department.

More interaction between Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and Planning and Zoning Commission, and shared vision with the City Council (VS4S8a).

Implementation of the approved Capital Improvement Program.

Planning and coordination for the next bond issue.

Review and update the Recreation, Park, and Open Space Master Plan.

Veterans Park and Athletic Complex, Phase II Development.

Skate Park facility planning (VS4S5b).

Review funding sources for the installation of two backstops and two batting cages at Bee Creek Park.

Review funding sources for the repair or replacement of the jogging track at Jack and Dorothy Miller Park.

Support implementation of the Greenways Master Plan.

Support the City Council's Interagency Plan in any Park and Recreation related issues.

Develop programs and facilities for Senior Citizens.

ð Receive input from fall Eisenhower Leadership Development Program group.

Determine priorities for programs and facilities.

ð Develop recommendations for implementation.

Additional topics were discussed regarding the Parks and Recreation role in development of priorities for the upcoming bond election, development of Veterans Park and Athletic Complex, funding sources for the development of a skate park, Open Space Requirement concept in the Unified Development Ordinance, and how the Park Land Dedication Ordinance relates to the Unified Development Ordinance.

Councilmembers emphasized the importance of receiving the Parks Board's input during the early stages of the CIP process.

Chairman Nichols adjourned the Parks and Recreation Board meeting 4:15 p.m.

No official action was taken.

 

Workshop Agenda Item No. 4 -- Council Calendars

City Council Workshop & Regular Meeting, 12/20

 

Workshop Agenda Item No. 5 -- Hear Visitors

Council did not receive any public comment.

Workshop Agenda Item No. 6 -- Executive Session

At 4:41 p.m. Mayor McIlhaney announced that the City Council would convene into executive session pursuant to Sections 551.071 and 551.074 of the Open Meeting Act to seek the advice of our city attorney with respect to pending and contemplated litigation, and to consider the appointment and evaluation of public officers.

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

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. GN002343, Travis County – San Antonio v. PUC (intervention)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1. City Attorney’s Evaluation

Workshop Agenda Item No. 7 -- Final action on Executive Session, if necessary.

Council recessed from executive session at 7:00 p.m. and reconvened the executive session following the regular meeting agenda. No action was taken at this time.

Regular Meeting

Item No. 8:

Mayor McIlhaney opened the regular meeting at 7:05 p.m. She led the audience in the pledge of allegiance. Rev. Danny Duron provided the invocation.

 

Mayor McIlhaney presented a Historic Home Plaque #61 to Mr. and Mrs. Lampo, 802 Hereford.

Consent Agenda

9.1 Approved by common consent the minutes for City Council Workshop and Regular Meetings, November 15, 2001.

9.2 Bid Number 02-16: Approved by common consent the purchase of 14 Gemini Headliner overhead mobile video systems for police patrol vehicles. Awarded to lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Decatur Electronics, Inc., in the amount of $51,016. Funds available and budgeted in the Police Department Patrol Division's Operating Budget. 

9.3 Contract 02-041: Approved by common consent a Professional Services Agreement with Joe Orr, Inc., for professional land surveyor services for the Parallel Water Transmission Pipeline Project Phase II. The contract amount shall not exceed $150,000.00.

    1. Approved by common consent an Advance Funding Agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for the construction of sidewalks around the perimeter of the main campus of Texas A&M University (TAMU) on George Bush Drive, Wellborn Road, and University Drive.

Regular Agenda Item No. 10.1 -- Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance levying assessments against various persons and their property for the payment of a part of the cost of Dartmouth Drive from its’ current termination south of Southwest Parkway to Krenek Tap Road.

Director of Public Works Mark Smith described the ordinance levying assessments process for the Dartmouth Extension Project.

City Attorney Cargill, Jr. proposed questions to the Mr. Mosley and Mr. Hamilton about this project.

Bob Mosley, City Engineer, testified to the improvements of the roadway south of Southwest Parkway, which included street lighting, sidewalks, water line extension, and improvements to Krenek Tap Road. The total cost per linear foot was $702.73. Total cost of this project was estimated at $531, 263.90.

John Hamilton, Independent Real Estate Appraiser, testified as to the property values and the enhanced values due to the proposed improvements.

Mayor McIlhaney opened the public hearing.

The following citizens spoke in opposition to the property assessment.

Bradley Dean, 4837 Cypress Point, Frisco Texas

Fred Bayliss, address unknown

Parvic Vessali, 110 Pershing

Mayor McIlhaney closed the public hearing.

Councilmembers asked questions of staff about the process and communications held with the

property owners.

Following deliberation, Mayor Pro Tem Mariott moved to approve Ordinance No. 2533 ordering improvements and levying assessments against various persons and their property for the payment of a part of the cost of a portion of Dartmouth Drive from its current termination south of Southwest Parkway to Krenek Tap Road. Motion seconded by Councilmember Maloney, which carried unanimously, 7-0.

FOR: McIlhaney, Mariott, Maloney, Silvia, Massey, Garner and Hazen

AGAINST: None

Regular Agenda Item No 10.2 -- 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.

City Planner Jane Kee described a list of detailed improvements that might occur within the minimum reservation areas.

Mayor McIlhaney opened the public hearing. No one spoke. Mayor McIlhaney closed the public hearing.

Councilmember Massey made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 2534 amending the Wolf Pen Creek Zoning district pertaining to dedication and development of the minimum reservation area. Motion seconded by Councilmember Maloney, which carried unanimously, 7-0.

FOR: McIlhaney, Mariott, Maloney, Silvia, Massey, Garner and Hazen

AGAINST: None

Regular Agenda Item No. 10.3 -- Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amendment for a rezoning of 111.46 acres, known as Sections 7-13 out of the Castlegate Master Preliminary Plat and located west of the existing Castlegate Sections 2 and 3, from A-O, Agricultural Open to PDD-H, Planned Development for Housing. (01-212)

Development Review Planner Jessica Jimmerson presented this item. Staff recommended approval of the rezoning with the condition that an additional temporary vehicular accessway be provided to the proposed sections of the development until the east-west collector (shown as Victoria Avenue) can provide access to the City’s street system. She explained that the PD District is the only available district that provides for the deviations and modifications of the regulations that allow for the developer to continue the develop as it was originally envisioned and implemented in Section 1-4 of the Castlegate Subdivision.

Ms. Jimmerson noted that the rezoning request has been evaluated based on compliance with the City’s goals and objectives as outlined in the Comprehensive Plan, Land Use Plan, Thoroughfare Plan and on current conditions surrounding the property. Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval.

Joe Schultz, 3208 Innsbrook Circle, representing the applicant, described the new sections.

Mayor McIlhaney opened the public hearing. No one spoke. Mayor McIlhaney closed the public hearing.

Councilmember Garner moved to approve Ordinance No. 2535 rezoning 111.46 acres, known as Section 7-13 out of the Castlegate Master Preliminary Plat and located west of the existing Castlegate Sections 2 and 3, from A-O, Agricultural Open to PDD-H, Planned Development District for Housing with staff recommendations. Motion seconded by Councilmember Silvia, which carried unanimously, 7-0.

FOR: McIlhaney, Mariott, Maloney, Silvia, Massey, Garner and Hazen

AGAINST: None

Regular Agenda Item No. 10.4 -- Public hearing, discussion and possible on a rezoning located at 3101 Longmire Drive from C-1 General Commercial to C-2 Commercial Industrial. (1-500235)

Staff Planner Jennifer Reeves presented the rezoning application. She described the screening requirements. The subject property is shown on the Land Use Plan as Industrial R&D. This area has been developed as Light Industrial and Retail Regional; which complies with the Land Use Plan. Sign Source would have access to and from Longmire Drive.

 

 

The Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommended approval of the rezoning.

Mr. Grant Barnby, 8801 Sandstone described the storage facility and the architecture design of the building.

Mayor McIlhaney opened the public hearing. No one spoke. Mayor McIlhaney closed the public hearing.

Councilmember Garner moved to approve Ordinance No. 2536 rezoning at 3101 Longmire Drive from C-1, General Commercial to C-2, Commercial Industrial. Councilmember Massey seconded the motion, which carried unanimously, 7-0.

FOR: McIlhaney, Mariott, Maloney, Silvia, Massey, Garner and Hazen

AGAINST: None

Regular Agenda Item No. 10.5 -- Public hearing, discussion and possible action on a rezoning for 1000 Southwest Parkway East from A-P Administrative Professional to C-1 General Commercial.

Staff Planner Molly Hitchcock recommended denial of the proposed zoning due to the specifics of the 2818 report and its emphasis on step down zoning. The Planning and Zoning recommended approval of the rezoning. Ms Hitchcock explained that the applicant requested rezoning in order to prepare the property for future commercial development. The 3.24-acre tract is proposed to become part of a larger shopping center project with the abutting 7.223-acre C-1 property on the corner of Southwest Parkway and Earl Rudder Freeway, east of the subject tract. To the west of the subject property is an office building in an A-P Administrative Profession District. The subject tract also abuts developed R-5 apartment/Medium Density and undeveloped land that is still in an R-1 Single Family Residential holding district.

Ms. Hitchcock described potential uses for this property.

The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval. Staff recommended denial of the rezoning at the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting due to the specifics of the 2818 report and its emphasis on step down zoning.

The applicant Dan Jones described the history of this tract.

Mayor McIlhaney opened the public hearing.

Parviz Vessali, 110 Pershing, representing the property owner, spoke in favor of the rezoning.

Mayor McIlhaney closed the public hearing.

 

 

 

Mayor Pro Tem Mariott moved to approve Ordinance No. 2537 rezoning the 1000 Southwest Parkway east from A-P Administrative Professional to C-1 General Commercial with a condition to add a buffer adjacent to the existing residential area as part of the beginning process. Motion seconded by Councilmember Massey, which carried unanimously, 7-0.

Regular Agenda Item No. 10.6 -- Presentation, discussion and possible action on the 2001 Gainsharing Distribution.

Director of Budget and Strategic Planning Manager Jeff Kersten described the gainsharing program. The gainsharing amount was proposed at $285.00 per employee.

Mayor Pro Tem Mariott moved approval of the gainsharing distribution of $285.00 to 625 full and part time regular employees. Motion seconded by Councilmember Garner, which carried unanimously, 7-0.

FOR: McIlhaney, Mariott, Maloney, Silvia, Massey, Garner and Hazen

AGAINST: None

Regular Agenda Item No. 10.7 -- Discussion and possible action to approve a resolution of the City of College Station, Texas appointing the City’s representative on the Brazos County Appraisal District Board of Directors for a two-year term commencing on January 1,2002; and providing an effective date.

Fiscal Services Director Charles Cryan explained the job responsibilities of the BCAD Board.

Councilmember Silvia moved to appoint Virginia Kettler to the Brazos County Appraisal District. Motion seconded by Councilmember Garner, which carried unanimously, 7-0.

FOR: McIlhaney, Mariott, Maloney, Silvia, Massey, Garner and Hazen

AGAINST: None

Regular Agenda Item No. 11 -- Executive Session

At 9:10 p.m. Mayor McIlhaney announced that the City Council would reconvene into executive session pursuant to Sections 551.071 and 551.075 of the open meetings act, to seek the advice of the City Attorney, with respect to pending and contemplated litigation, and to consider the appointment and evaluation of a public officer.

Regular Agenda Item No. 12 -- Final action on executive session, if necessary.

Councilmember Silvia made a motion to clarify that the City Attorney shall receive a five percent raise on his total compensation, which includes base salary and deferred compensation. The motion also included a bonus of five percent of one month’s salary. Motion seconded by Councilmember Garner, which carried unanimously, 7-0.

 

 

Councilmember Maloney directed staff to distribute to the citizens a letter drafted by the City Council and signed by each councilmember in reference to the litigation with the City of Bryan and TMPA. Motion seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Mariott, which carried unanimously, 7-0.

FOR: McIlhaney, Mariott, Hazen, Silvia, Massey, Maloney, Garner

AGAINST: None

Regular Agenda Item No. 13 -- Adjourn

Hearing no objections, the workshop, executive session and regular meetings were adjourned at 9:57 p.m.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 10th day of January, 2002.

 

APPROVED:

 

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Mayor Lynn McIlhaney

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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City Secretary Connie Hooks