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

 

 

 

 

Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday, February 14, 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 code enforcement activities and property standards policy alternatives (Vision Statement 3, Strategy 1, implementation plan b, Vision Statement 8, Strategy 1, implementation plan c).

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on the Police Department’s 5-year plan.

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on the development and execution of interlocal agreements between the City of College Station and the counties of Brazos and Burleson in regard to compliance with Chapter 242 of the Local Government Code- Regulation of subdivision plats and related permits in the City's extraterritorial jurisdiction.

5.         Council Calendars

            TEX 21 Meeting, 2/11, Austin

            TML Region X Meeting, 2/21, City of Elgin

            Pizza with the Mayor, A&M Student Senate & International Student Senate, Conference Center, 2/27, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

            Council Workshop and Regular Meetings, 2/28, 3/14, 3/28

Regional Transportation Summit, 4/26, Hilton

6.         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).

 

7.         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.

 

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 Services, Inc.

 

 

 

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

            2.  City Secretary Annual Evaluation

 

8.         Final action on Executive Session, if necessary.

 

 

APPROVED:

 

________________________

City Manager Tom Brymer

 

I certify that this agenda was posted on the bulletin board at the Municipal Building, 1101 Texas Avenue, College Station, Texas on February 11, 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, February 14, 2002 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

9.         Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation

            Consider request for absence from meeting

            Presentations:  African Students Association Week

                                     National Engineer's Week

                         

Consent Agenda

 

10.1     Discussion and possible action on the minutes for City Council workshop and regular meeting, January 24, 2002 and special meeting, January 8, 2002.

10.2     Bid No. 00-32 - Discussion and possible action on renewal and change order #1 of the annual agreement for janitorial services of all City offices.  Recommend approval of renewal agreement with Professional Floor Services for an estimated annual expenditure of $172,352.00.  Funds available and budgeted in the General Fund, Public Works Department in the Facilities Maintenance Division.

10.3     Bid Number 02-33 - Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a construction contract for improvements to Gabbard, Merry Oaks, and Brison Parks.  Staff recommends award to the lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, Marek Brothers Construction, Inc., in the amount of $136,483.  Funds available and budgeted in the Parks Capital Improvement Project Fund.  This is a rebid of the project due to difficulties encountered in interpreting the handwritten, apparent low bid, in the original bid (bid number 02-11) that was opened on November 6, 2001.  Staff recommends rejection of the original bids.

10.4     Bid No. 02-40 - Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a construction contract for the Cherry Street Reconstruction Project, ST9913.  Recommend award to the lowest responsible bidder meeting City of College Station Standard Bid Documents and Contract Requirements, Texcon, Inc. in the amount of $557,417.00.  Funds available and budgeted in the Community Development Block Grant Fund and Public Utilities Development Water Distribution System Fund.

10.5     Discussion and possible action on a change order to the contract with the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley in the amount of $20,000; and on a contingency transfer in the amount of $20,000 from the Hotel/Motel Fund for services and marketing to prepare, submit, and evaluate a Request for Proposals for architectural studies for a Performing Arts Center.

10.6     Discussion and possible action on the purchase of 6,000 tons of bedding rock from Texcon Inc. in the amount of $92,700.00.  The bedding rock will be used to construct and maintain all weather roads and tipping areas to ensure all weather access to the Rock Prairie Road Landfill.  Funds available and budgeted in the BVSWMA operating budget.

10.7     Discussion and possible action on an exemption from competitive bidding for professional legal services as allowed in LGC 252.022(a)(4) for professional services related to utility litigation for Whitfield Russell Associates for an estimated $100,000.00.  Funds available and budgeted in the Electric Litigation Fund.

10.8     Discussion and possible action on the purchase of a Pierce fire truck apparatus to replace (51-45) 1981 Pierce fire truck apparatus and equipment for the amount of $385,000.00. Staff recommends purchase of this Pierce fire truck apparatus through the Houston Galveston Area Council of Governments (HGAC).  Funds available in the Fleet Replacement Fund.

10.9     Discussion and possible action on the approval of payment of water usage fee assessment for FY 2001-02 to the Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District in the amount of $75,069.12.  Funds available and budgeted in the Water Operations Fund.

10.10   Discussion and possible action on the first reading of a franchise agreement with Texas Environmental Services for the collection and disposal services for treated and untreated medical waste.

10.11   Discussion and possible action on approval of funds to be available for Electric Transmission wheeling and loss payments for Year 2002.  Total amount requested: $1,300,000.  Funds available and budgeted in the Public Utilities Electric Division Operating Budget.

10.12   Discussion and the possible action of approving a resolution ratifying an amendment to the Real Estate Contract which effected the conveyance of real property needed for a community park and authorizing the Mayor to execute the resolution.  Community Park Land Acquisition (PK-9948) (Contract No. 01-109).

10.13   Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a consultant contract with Camp, Dresser, and McKee, Inc. (CDM) in the amount of $90,844.00 for engineering services associated with Phase II of the College Station Inflow/Infiltration Reduction Program.  Funds available and budgeted in the Sewer Revenue Bond Fund.

10.14   Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a three year professional services contract with Transportation Engineering Analysts (TEA) for planning, design and preparation of plans and specifications for new traffic signals and/or enhancements at various intersections throughout College Station on an "as needed basis".  The contract is not to exceed $45,000 per fiscal year.  This contract will total $135,000 over a three-year period.  Funds available from 1998 General Obligation Bonds.

10.15   Discussion and possible action on Development Agreement between the City of College Station and Four Ags Investments, LP, providing for financial participation by Four Ags Investments, LP in the future Jones-Butler Road improvements.

10.16   Discussion and possible action on Change Order #1 in the amount of $62,500 to the conference center architectural services contract with HKS Inc. making the total contract amount $1,078,500.00.  Funds available and budgeted in the Conference Center Fund.

Regular Agenda

11.1     Presentation, discussion and possible action on calling a public hearing for February 28, 2002 for Budget Amendment 1 to the City of College Station 2001-2002 Budget authorizing an increase in appropriations of $1,706,603 in various funds.

11.2     Discussion, and possible action to approve a resolution approving Notice of Sale, Preliminary Official Statements, and related materials for the Sale of “City of College Station, Texas Certificates of Obligation, series 2002”, “City of College Station, Texas Utility System Revenue Bonds, Series 2002”, and “City of College Station, Texas General Obligation Improvement Bonds, Series 2002”, including selection of a date for opening bids.

11.3     Presentation, discussion and possible action on appointments for College Station representatives on the B-CS Library Committee.

12.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for 02/14/2002.

13.       Final action on executive session, if necessary.

14.       Adjourn

 

If litigation issues arise as to the posted subject matter of this Council Meeting an executive session will be held.

 

APPROVED:

 

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Assistant City Manager Glenn Brown

 

 

I certify that this agenda was posted on the bulletin board at the Municipal Building, 1101 Texas Avenue, College Station, Texas on February 11, 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.