Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday, August 8, 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 on the City of College Station 2002-2003 proposed Budget.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding pending implementation of bike lanes and on-street parking removal.

 

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on the development of a scope of responsibility and charge for the recently appointed Council Transportation Committee.

 

5.         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, Intergovernmental Committee, and the Transportation Committee.

            (See attached posted notices for subject matters)

 

6.         Council Calendars

            Transportation Committee, 8/6

            Council Special Meeting-Proposed Budget, 8/21

            City Council Workshop and Regular Meetings, 8/22 & 9/12

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

            Council Special Meeting-Proposed Budget, 8/28

            Council Special Meeting-Proposed Budget, 9/4

           

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. 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 al.

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

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

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

            16.       Cause No. G-02-108, U.S. District Court-Catherine Lester v. College Station and Sonja Piersall.

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

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

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

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

            21.       TXU Lone Star Gas Distributions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Competitive Matters {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.         Power Supply Contract

 

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.  Kapchinski Property

 

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.         Cross Street Warehouse at Northgate

 

8.         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 August 5, 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

Thursday, August 8, 2002 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

9.         Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation

 

9.1       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 tot he City Council and register with the City Secretary after speaking.

 

Consent Agenda

 

10.1     Discussion and possible action on the minutes for City Council workshop and regular meeting, July 22, 2002.

 

10.2     Bid No. 02-88 – Discussion and possible action on annual purchase agreement with multiple vendors for various concrete and steel light poles.  Annual estimated expenditure is $386,944.

 

10.3     Discussion and possible action on calling a public hearing on the City of College Station 2002-2003 Proposed Budget for August 22, 2002.

 

10.4     Discussion and possible action on a lease amendment by and between the City of College Station and Thomas H. Walton and Mary Lu Walton Epps for the property at 903 Texas Avenue, College Station, Texas.

 

10.5     Discussion and possible on an ordinance amending Chapter 3, Appendix 2, College Station Code of Ordinances, prohibiting the use of nonmetallic sheathed cable in educational occupancies.

 

10.6     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 Aerial Crossing Sewer Relocation Project; and establish procedures for the acquisition of an exclusive public utility easement interest in property.

 

10.7     Discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing and approving an agreement to correct certain errors regarding both employee and City contributions to the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS).

 

 

 

 

Regular Agenda

 

11.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on a rezoning from R-1 Single Family Residential to C-1 General Commercial for 18.33 acres of the Morgan Rector League A-46 located east of the future Central Park Lane extension on Krenek Tap Road.

 

11.2     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on a rezoning from R-1 Single Family Residential to R-4 Apartment/Low Density for 14.31 acres of the Morgan Rector League A-46 located west of the future Central Park Lane extension on Krenek Tap Road.

 

11.3     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending the City of College Station 2001-2002 Budget by $1,457,141 in various funds.

 

11.4     Bid No. 02-97 – Presentation, discussion and possible action on annual purchase agreement for electric meters.  Further action required breaking the tie on two (2) items bid.

 

11.5     Presentation, discussion and possible action on Community Development’s proposed Fiscal Year 2002-2003 Action Plan and Budget, including authorization for continued expenditure of estimated remaining balances and authorization for the City Manager to execute necessary documents for submission of the Action Plan and Budget to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

 

11.6     Presentation, discussion and possible action on revised Articles of Incorporation and By-laws for the Brazos Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

11.7     Presentation, discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign a Standard Utility Agreement, Utility Joint Use Agreement and Statement Covering Contract Work and Affidavit as required to obtain State reimbursement for the relocation cost for a 16” sewer line to facilitate the construction of U-turns on SH6 at the Harvey Road interchange.

 

11.8     Presentation, discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign an Agreement to Contribute Funds to the Texas Department of Transportation for the local share of the costs of right of way and utility relocation for the construction of U-turns on SH6 at the Harvey Road interchange.

 

11.9     Presentation, discussion and possible action on an Advance Funding Agreement with TxDot to provide for Powder Coating Signal Poles and Back Plates for Signal Heads on the Harvey Road U-turns project.

 

11.10   Bid No. 02-82 – Presentation, discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a construction contract for the 16” Sanitary Sewer Main Re-alignment on Harvey Road SH 30 and Earl Rudder Freeway SH6 in the amount of $240,243.95

 

11.11   Presentation, discussion and possible action on an ordinance abandoning an alley right-of-way between Fairview Avenue and Montclair Avenue encompassing a total area of 0.086 acres, save and except for the portion of the alley right-of-way to be retained by the City as a public utility easement, in the College Park Subdivision, City of College Station.

 

12.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for 8/8/02.

 

13        Final action on executive session, if necessary.

 

14.       Adjourn

 

 

If litigation or attorney-client privileged information 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 August 5, 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.