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, March 14, 2002at 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 an update from representatives of the Bryan/College Station Economic Development Corporation on their action plan for the upcoming year.

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action and review of Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws for a stand alone convention and visitors bureau, on recommendations to appoint initial executive committee members, and discussion regarding process for selecting an executive director of the CVB.

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding a public safety education campaign to increase citizens' awareness of and compliance with local traffic laws. (Vision Statement #2, Strategy #3, Implementation Plan "c")

5.         Presentation, discussion and possible action relating to receiving the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001.

6.         Council Calendars

Welcome Reception for New Director of Development Services, 3/14

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Marriott Courtyard, 3/21

Grand Re-Opening of Fire Station #2, 3/26

Council Workshop and Regular Meetings, 3/28, 4/11 & 4/25

Regional Transportation Summit, 4/26, Hilton

 

7.         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).

 

 

 

8.         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.    Cause No. G-02-108, U.S. District Count – 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)

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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.  Land Acquisition of 36.9 acres for City Business Park from J.E. Marsh

 

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.  Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #15 Board

 

9.         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 March 11, 2002 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, March 14, 2002 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

10.       Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation

            Consider request for absence from meeting

 

Consent Agenda

 

11.1     Discussion and possible action on the minutes for City Council workshop and regular meeting, February 28, 2002.

11.2     Bid No. 02-46 - Discussion and possible action on the purchase of various electrical distribution materials.  Staff recommends award to the lowest, responsible bidder by item for an annual estimated expenditure by vendor as follows: Central Electric for $1,768.50; KBS Electrical for $116,257.62; Priester Mell & Nicholson for $5,021.25; Priester Supply for $106,411.50; Techline for $61,214.25; and Temple/Utilco for $73,493.75. The total annual estimated expenditure for electrical distribution materials is $364,166.87.  Funds available and budgeted in the Electric Fund.

11.3     Bid Number 02-47 - Discussion, and possible action on a resolution approving a construction contract for expansion of the north entry to the Lincoln Center.  The restrooms will also be brought to current American with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.  Staff recommends award to the lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications, JaCody, Inc. in the amount of $80,680.  This includes Alternate One that adds windows to the west side of the new entry.  Funds are available, and budgeted for, in Community Development Block Grant funds allocated for public facilities in Fiscal Year 2001 and Fiscal Year 2002.

11.4     Bid # 02-48 – Discussion and possible action on the purchase of crack sealant material and de-tack sealant in the amount of $64,768.75.  Funds available and budgeted in the Street Maintenance Fund. 

11.5     Bid # 02-54 –Discussion and possible action on the purchase of cover stone trap rock from Vulcan Construction Materials, in the amount of $154,000 and to rescind Bid #02-36. Funds available and budgeted in the Street Maintenance Fund. 

11.6     Presentation, discussion, and possible action approving purchase from the lowest responsible bidder for replacement of self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) for the College Station Fire Department.

11.7     Discussion and possible action on a professional services contract for the First and Maple Street Rehabilitation Project (Project No. St-0201) to McClure Engineering, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $105,000.00.  Funds available and budgeted in the Community Development Block Grant and Utility Revenue Bond Funds. 

 

 

 

11.8     Discussion and possible action on Change Order #1 in the amount of $459,000.00 to the HDR Engineering, Inc., BVSWMA Landfill Siting Contract.  Funds available in the BVSWMA Fund Balance.

11.9     Discussion and possible action on a proposed Interlocal Agreement between the City of College Station and the College Station Independent School District (CSISD), which includes a charitable gift agreement with the Rock Prairie Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).  This agreement will provide concrete and rubber surfacing for the entire jogging/walking trail at Jack and Dorothy Miller Park.  This neighborhood park is adjacent to Rock Prairie Elementary School.

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

11.11   Discussion and possible action on a resolution and related interlocal agreement approving the submission of a grant request to the Criminal Justice Division of the Governor's Office for annual funding of the Brazos Valley Narcotics Task Force.

11.12   Discussion and possible action on a resolution of the City of College Station, Texas, determining a public necessity to acquire temporary construction easements; giving notice of an official determination to acquire temporary construction easements for the Longmire Extension project; and establish procedures for the acquisition of temporary construction easements.

11.13   Discussion and possible action of two (2) Optional Relocation Program Rehousing Agreements between the City of College Station and their respective eligible housing assistance applicants.  As proposed, the budget allowance includes a combined maximum of $123,500 in construction costs for these two (2) projects, plus the costs of demolition and necessary temporary relocation expenses.

Regular Agenda

12.1     Public Hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance establishing Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number 15.

12.2     Presentation, discussion and possible action on appointment of six members to the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Board for Reinvestment Zone Number 15 as provided for under Chapter 311, Tax Code.

12.3     Presentation, discussion and possible action to approve an "Ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of City of College Station, Texas, general obligation improvement bonds, Series 2002, in the aggregate principal amount of $6,445,000; prescribing the form of said bonds; providing for the security for and payment of said bonds; awarding the sale thereof; approving the official statement; enacting other provisions relating to the subject, including immediate effectiveness."

12.4     Discussion and possible action to approve an "Ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of $18,215,000 City of College Station, Texas, utility system revenue bonds, Series 2002; awarding the sale of the bonds; approving the official statement; and all other matters related thereto, including immediate effectiveness".

 

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

13.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for 03/14/2002.

14.       Final action on executive session, if necessary.

15.       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 March 11, 2002 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.