Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Monday, July 22, 2002 at 3:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 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 analysis of the City’s current and needed equipment for televising City Council meetings.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on Water and Wastewater costs of service and rate studies.

 

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on the City’s FY 03-FY 08 Financial Forecast.

 

5.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on the draft 2002-2003 Strategic Plan.

 

6.         Discussion, review and possible action regarding the following meetings.  Planning and Zoning Commission, Parks and Recreation Board, Wolf Pen Creek Oversight Committee, Zoning Board of Adjustments, Metropolitan Planning Organization, Brazos County Health Department, Brazos Animal Shelter, Brazos Valley Council of Governments, College Station Business Development Corporation, Historic Preservation Committee, Joint Relief Review Committee, Library Committee, Bryan/College Station Metropolitan Planning Organization, TEX-21 trip to Washington D.C., Intergovernmental Committee, and the Transportation Committee.

 

7.         Council Calendars

            City Council Workshop and Regular Meetings, 8/8 & 8/22

            AMCC Conference, El Paso, 7/25-7/27

            Citizen Committee Orientation, 7/30, Council Chambers, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

            Transportation Summit, Irving, Texas, 8/14 – 8/16

 

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. 07-07000, Travis County-TMPA, et al v PUC (intervention)

            7.         Cause No. 98-11817, Travis County-TMPA, et al 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. 52,424-361, Brazos County-College Station v. Wolf Pen Creek, Ltd., et at.

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

            14.       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.

            15.       Cause No. GN200090; Travis County-Reliant Entergy, Inc. v Big County Electric Cooperative, Inc., et al.

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

            17.       Cause no. G-02-108, U.S. District Count-Catherine Lester v. College Station and Sonja Piersall.

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

            19.       Docket No. 25197, Public Utility Commission-College Station request to set rates.

            20.       Docket No. 25395, Public Utility Commission-College Station (intervention).

            21.       Seek advice regarding City’s legal rights regarding Cox Cable Franchise.

            22.       TXU-Lone Star Gas Distribution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.  Acquisition of easement along FM 2818 from Holleman Road to Dowling Road.

 

 

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.  The proposed city conference center and associated privately developed hotel.

            2.  Lynntech

            3.  Home Depot

 

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 July 18, 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 service must be made 48 hours before the meeting.  To make arrangements call (979) 774-3517 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

Monday, July 22, 2002 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

10.       Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation

           

 

10.1     Hear Visitors:  You may talk to the City Council for three (3) minutes on city issues not on the posted agenda.  The City Council by law cannot discuss the issues you present tonight.  The City Council after hearing you, may ask the City Manager to look into the issue, or place the issue on a future agenda for discussion.  Please give your name and address for the record before you talk to the City Council and register with the City Secretary after speaking.

 

Consent Agenda

 

11.1     Amendment 3 to Professional Service Contract 99-199 – Discussion and possible action authorizing additional professional engineering services for construction management required to reach final completion, TNRCC approval and City acceptance of Water Well No. 6.

 

11.2     Bid No. 00-46 – Discussion and possible action on renewal agreement with Finway Inc. for Electric System Construction and Maintenance Contract for an annual estimated expenditure of $850,000.

 

11.3     Bid No. 02-83 – Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a construction contract with C.D.S. Enterprises, Inc. dba Texcon General Contractors in the amount of $451,345.50 for the 18” Waterline Improvements for Highway 30/60 Corridor Development Project.

 

11.4     Bid No. 02-91 – Discussion and possible action on an annual blanket purchase order for asphalt emulsion street material in the amount of $79,000.

 

11.5     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 Bickerstaff, Heath, Smiley, Pollan, Kever & McDaniel, L.L.P., for an estimated $100,000.

 

11.6     Discussion and possible action on calling a Public Hearing for August 8, 2002 for Budget Amendment No. 2 to the City of College Station 2001-2002 Budget authorizing an increase in appropriations of $1,457,141 in various funds.

 

11.7     Discussion and possible action on Change Order No. 9 to the construction contract with Young Contractors, Inc. for the George Bush East Extension Project, reducing the contract amount by $41,271.00.

 

11.8     Discussion and possible action authorizing the Mayor to sign a right-of-way easement from Texas A&M University to the City of College Station for electric services to be provided to the TAMU Systems Building (Old TI Building).

 

11.9     Discussion and possible action on a Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission Grant Application in the amount of $30,000 to assist in funding Household Hazardous Waste Collection in FY 2003 for the Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency.

 

11.10   Discussion and possible action on a resolution determining a public necessity to acquire an exclusive public utility easement interest in certain property; giving notice of an official determination to acquire an exclusive public utility easement interest in property for the Carters Creek Sewer Relocation Project; and establish procedures for the acquisition of an exclusive public utility easement interest in property.

 

11.11   Discussion and possible action on a resolution determining a public necessity to acquire an exclusive public utility easement interest in certain property; giving notice of an official determination to acquire an exclusive public utility easement interest in property for the Water Transmission Project; and establish procedures for the acquisition of an exclusive public utility easement interest in property.

 

11.12   Discussion and possible action on a resolution for condemnation affecting real property needed for the installation and maintenance of a water pipeline, and authorizing the Mayor to execute the document. 

 

Regular Agenda

 

12.1     Presentation, discussion and possible action to approve Amendment No. 1 to an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) for Emergency Water Transfer with the City of Bryan dated January 9, 2001.

 

12.2     Presentation, discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) with the City of Bryan to allow each city to provide wholesale water and/or wastewater services to each other under terms and conditions that will be specific to each request.

 

12.3     Presentation, discussion and possible action on: 1) a Grant Agreement between the City of College Station, Delmar Baronhead I, LYD., and Home Depot U.S.A., and 2) a resolution providing a grant to Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.

 

12.4     Presentation, discussion and possible action on: 1) an Economic Development Agreement between the City of College Station, the Bryan-College Station Economic Development Corporation, and Lynntech, Inc. and 2) a resolution providing a grant to the Bryan College Station Economic Development Corporation for a cash payment to Lynntech, Inc. as an economic development incentive.

 

12.5     Presentation, discussion and possible action to consider the appointment of a representative to the Brazos County Health Department Board of Directors.

 

13.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for 7/22/02.

 

14.       Final action on executive session, if necessary.

 

15.       Adjourn

 

 

If litigation or attorney–client privileged information issues arise 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 July 18, 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.