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 28, 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. 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on the City’s FY 03 - FY 07 Financial Forecast, and pay plan update.

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding an update from Dean International on the City of College Station's transportation agenda in accordance with Dean International's scope of work under their contract with the City of College Station.   

5.         Council Calendars

            Growth & Development in Brazos County, 2/26, Briarcrest Country Club

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

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

15.       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

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

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

18.    Case No. G-02-108, U.S. District Court – Catherine Lester v. College Station and Sonja Piersall.

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

20.       Docket No. 25197, Public Utility Commission – College Station request to set rates.

21.    Docket No. 25395, Public Utility Commission – College Station (intervention)

 

 

 

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 Fund Financial Forecast

 

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

           

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 25, 2002 at 2:30 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 28, 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:  National Weather Service Recognition and Severe Weather Awareness Week

 

Consent Agenda

 

10.1     Discussion and possible action on the minutes for City Council workshop and regular meeting, February 14, 2002.

10.2     Bid Number 02-32 – Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a construction contract for the final phase of odor control improvements at the Carter Creek WWTP.  Recommend award to the lowest responsible bidder meeting Standard Bid Documents and Contract Requirements, Power Project Management, Inc., d.b.a. PPM, in the amount $209,100.00.  Funds available and budgeted under Capital Improvement Project No. SS 9810, Carter Creek WWTP Odor Control.

10.3     Bid No. 02-44 - Discussion and Possible action on transportation, internal inspection and rebuild of one (1) three-phase electrical substation transformer (time and material). Award bid to the lowest qualified bidder, US Transformers in the amount of $466,885.  

10.4     Discussion and possible action approving a purchase request for professional legal services that are exempt from competitive biding/proposal as allowed in LGC 252.022(a)(4).  Recommend approval of a Letter Agreement with the law firm of Mathews and Freeland, L.L.P. in an amount not-to-exceed $50,000.

10.5     Discussion and possible action on a request for oversize participation in the amount of $7,950.00 for the extension of an 8-inch sewer line from a sewer manhole, being the end point of a public line along Harvey Mitchell Pkwy, through the Townhomes at Canyon Creek (TCC) property to the north property line.  Funds available through the Public Utilities Sewer Revenue Bond Fund.

10.6     Discussion and possible action on an amendment to allocate funds between the City of College Station and the Brazos Valley Community Action Agency (BVCAA) for the use of an additional $10,050 in federal HOME Program CHDO Set-Aside funding.  Funding available through the City’s FY99 Federal HOME Investment Partnership Program Grant. 

10.7     Discussion and possible action on the issuance of a sign easement granted to HEB Grocery Company, L.P. (HEB), for the installation of a sign on City property currently occupied by the City's water tower facility.

 

 

10.8     Discussion and possible action on Change Order No. 5 to Contract Number 01-037 with Bryan Construction Company for Lick Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Expansion/Carter Creek WWTP Improvements.  The proposed Change Order provides a net reduction of $27,651.00 in the contract amount.  Funds available and budgeted in the Project Number SS 9806, Wastewater Revenue Bond Fund, and Capital Outlay.

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

10.10   Discussion and possible action on a change order to increase P.O. #01-0861 by 25%, or $93,328.12.  This purchase order is with Texcon and allows for the purchase of repair / replace concrete curb & gutter and repair / replace concrete flatwork services.  Funds available and budgeted in Public Works Streets Division and Public Utilities Water/Wastewater Division.

10.11   Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving the application of Chapter 394 (The Texas Housing Finance Corporations Act) of the Texas Local Government Code, to the City of College Station, Texas, for the purpose of making property located within the City of College Station, Texas eligible for (I) single family housing for persons of low and moderate income financed by loans made from the proceeds of the Brazos County Housing Finance Corporation Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bonds (GNMA and FNMA Mortgage-Backed securities program) Series 2002, or (II) in the alternative, or in combination therewith, a Mortgage Credit Certificate Program.

10.12   Discussion and possible action on a resolution providing a grant to the Bryan College Station Economic Development Corporation for the payment of permit and tap/meter fees for Universal Computer Services, Inc. for economic development.

10.13   Discussion and possible action on an exemption from competitive bidding for professional legal related to utility litigation as allowed in LGC 252.022(a)(4)  to Bickerstaff, Heath, Smiley, Pollan, Kever & McDaniel for an estimated $100,000.00.

Regular Agenda

11.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amendment rezoning approximately one acre located at the southwest corner of Southwest Parkway and Dartmouth Rd. from C-N, Neighborhood Commercial to C-B, Commercial Business.

(01-273)

 

11.2          Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending the City of College Station 2001-2002 Budget by $1,706,603 in various funds.

 

11.3     Presentation, discussion and possible action to approve an "Ordinance providing for the issuance of $14,480,000 City of College Station, Texas Cerfiticates of Obligation, Series 2002; and ordaining other matters relating to the subject, including immediate effectiveness."

 

 

12.              The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for 02/28/2002.

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:

 

__________________

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 25, 2002 at 2:30 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.