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, January 24, 2002 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 a report related to senior facilities and programs in College Station. This is a continuation item from the December 6, 2001, City Council presentation.

3.         Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding a status report related to proposed incentives to enhance neighborhood park locations and configuration in residential developments.

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding underground placement of electric power lines.

5.         Discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending the Subdivision Regulations in Chapter 9 of the College Station City Code, to add Section 18 which limits replatting in subdivisions platted prior to July 15, 1970.

6.         Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the prioritization schedule to identify high priority projects for surface transportation.  This item also includes discussion of possible dates for attending Washington D.C. and the proposed Tx-Dot Frontage Road policy. 

7.         Council Calendars

            Economic Outlook Conference, 1/23, 12:00 p.m., Hilton

Breakfast with the Mayor, Jr. High and High School Students, 1/31, 7:30 a.m.

Conference Center

            Council Workshop and Regular Meetings, 2/14, 2/28

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. GN000152, Travis County – TMPA v. PUC (intervention)

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

12.    Cause No. 50,943-CCL, Brazos County – College Station v. SCC Development, et al (civil)

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

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

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

16.    Docket No. 25197, Public Utility Commission – College Station request to set Rates.

17.     Cause No. 54,313-272; Brazos County - Bradford C. Bindock and Damon K.

Bindock v. Thomas J. Brown, James Richter, Lee Ann Carpenter and Bryan Schwartz

18.    Cause No. GN200090; Travis County - Reliant Energy, Inc. v. Big Country Electric Cooperative, Inc., et al.

19.    Cause No. GN200100, Travis County - City of San Antonio, etc. v. Brazos Electric Power Cooperation, et al.

 

Competitive Matter {Gov’t Code Section 551.086}; possible action

The City Council may deliberate, vote, or take final action on a competitive matter in closed session.  The City Council must make a good faith determination, by majority vote of the City Council, that the matter is a Competitive Matter.  A “Competitive Matter” is a utility-related matter that the City Council determines is related to the City of College Station’s Electric Utility Competitive Activity, including commercial information, which if disclosed would give advantage to competitors or prospective competitors.  The following is a general representation of the subject(s) to be considered as a competitive matter.

            1.         Electric Power Supply Issues

 

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.               Greenways Acquisition for Lots 10-15, Block 6, and Lots 13-17, Block 2 and Access Reserve Lot Adjacent to Lot 17, Block 2 Raintree #4 Subdivision.

 

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

 

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 public officer(s) may be discussed:

 

            1.  Municipal Judge - Report

 

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 January 18, 2002 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/, Cable Access Channel 19 and The Eagle.

 


Agenda

College Station City Council

Regular Meeting

Thursday, January 24, 2002 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:  Historic Home Plaque #62 – Mr. and Mrs. George D. Waller

                                     Historic Home Plaque #63 – Mr. and Mrs. William B. Lancaster

                                     Historic Home Plaque #64 – Mr. and Mrs. William B. Lancaster

                                     Historic Home Plaque #65 – Mr. and Mrs. William B. Lancaster

 

Consent Agenda

 

12.1     Discussion and possible action on the minutes for City Council workshop and regular meeting, January 10, 2002.

12.2     Bid No. 00-08 - Discussion and possible action on renewal of annual agreement for PVC Pipe and Fittings.  Staff recommends renewal of annual agreements with Dealers Electric in the amount of $9,979.50 and Ward Electric Supply for $127,502.50.  Expenses will be charged to individual departments and projects as used. 

12.3     Bid No. 01-82 – Discussion and possible action on the rejection of labor bid(s) received for Historic Streetlighting Installations for the Southside Historic District.

12.4     Bid No. 02-25 – Discussion and possible action on a bid to re-roof the Lincoln Center and Fire Administration Building.  Staff recommends award to the lowest responsible bidder, JACO Construction, in the amount of $57,000.  Funds available and budgeted in the Facilities Maintenance Division Budget.

12.5     Bid No. 02-29 - Discussion and possible action on the rejection of bids for the rebuild of an electrical substation power transformer to bring it up to new required standards.

12.6     Bid No. 02-36 - Discussion and possible action on a bid for coverstone.  Staff recommends award to the lowest, responsible bidder, TEXCON, in the amount of $125,000.  Funds available and budgeted in the Department of Public Works - Streets Maintenance Division.

12.7     Bid No. 02-41 – Discussion and possible action on the purchase of a Cold Milling Machine.  Staff recommends award to the lowest, responsible bidder, meeting specifications, Wirtgen America, Inc. in the amount of $283,750.00.  Furthermore, staff recommends the optional trade-in offer on a 1983 Bomag Recycler be accepted for $30,000.00 and the special extended warranty option for $8,000.00 for a net purchase cost of $261,750.00.  Funds available and budgeted in the Fleet Replacement Fund.

12.8     Discussion and possible action on a change order to a contract with the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley in the amount of $25,000.  This change order is for the City's budgeted FY 02 donation for the Veteran's Memorial.

12.9     Discussion and possible action ratifying a change order for a professional services contract with McCord Engineering in the amount of $90,000.00.  Funds available in the Electric Operating and Capital Funds.

12.10   Discussion and possible action on a professional services contract with McCord Engineering, Inc. for engineering design, construction management and right of way procurement services for the construction of capital improvements for electric projects for an annual estimated expenditure of $600,000, total contract price of $1,800,000.  Funds available and budgeted in the Electric Division Budget.

12.11   Discussion, and possible action on the purchase of an opticom fire preempt traffic system.  Recommend purchase from Consolidated Traffic Controls, Inc. through the Houston Galveston Area Council Interlocal Agreement, in the amount $84,550.18.  Funds available and budgeted in Streets Capital Projects Fund, 1998 General Obligation Bonds.

12.12   Discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 10, "Traffic Code," Section 3.E (2) (n) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station relating to speed zones for North Forest Parkway, Munson Avenue, Ashburn Avenue and Luther Street West in College Station. 

12.13   Discussion and possible action to approve a resolution authorizing publication of notice of the intention to issue certificates of obligation not to exceed $15,200,000.

12.14   Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a professional services contract for design improvements to the Hensel Park Lift Station.  A professional services contract has been negotiated with Camp, Dresser, and McKee (CDM) for engineering design services in the amount of $70,000.00.  Funds available and budgeted in the Wastewater Revenue Bond Fund Project No. SS-0203.

12.15   Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a professional services contract for the Texas Avenue South Water and Sewer Relocation Project (Project No. WT-9804/SS-0003) to Mitchell & Morgan, L.L.P. in an amount not to exceed $170,000.00.  Funds available and budgeted in the Utility Revenue Bond Fund.

12.16   Discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign a letter of agreement related to the assignment of the City of College Station interest of TXU Electric Company to TXU Generation Company LP.

12.17   Discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing staff to give the required twelve month notice to TXU Generation Company LP for termination of the Power Supply Agreement with the City of College Station.  The resolution will also authorize staff to begin the process for requesting proposals for future power supply.

12.18   Discussion and possible action on an ordinance repealing and terminating Reinvestment Zone Number Seven (7), a tax increment reinvestment zone for tax increment financing established by Ordinance No. 2290 (Wolf Pen Creek hotel/conference center TIRZ).

12.19   Presentation, discussion and possible action on a resolution ordering a general municipal election to be held on May 4, 2002 for the purpose of electing a Mayor, Council Places 2, 4, and 6.  This resolution also provides for a joint election to be held between the City of College Station, College Station Independent School District, and the Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District.

12.20   Discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending the Subdivision Regulations in Chapter 9 of the College Station City Code, to add Section 18 which limits replatting in subdivisions platted prior to July 15, 1970.

Regular Agenda

13.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amendment for a rezoning of 54.63 acres in Pebble Creek Phase 7-B located east of the intersection of Royal Adelade and Spanish Bay Ct. from A-O, Agricultural Open to R-1, Single Family Residential. (01-258)

13.2     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance regarding an amendment to Section 10, Chapter 9 Subdivision Regulations of the City of College Station Code of Ordinances amending certain sections regarding parkland dedication.

13.3     Presentation, discussion and possible action on: a) acceptance of a landowner’s petition to the City of College Station for the designation of Reinvestment Zone Number Fifteen (15) as provided for under Chapter 331, Tax Code; b) a resolution calling for a public hearing regarding the creation of Reinvestment Zone Number Fifteen (15), City of College Station.

14.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for 01/24/2002.

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 January 18, 2002 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/, Cable Access Channel 19 and The Eagle.