Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday, September 26, 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 concerning a proposed Urban Forest Management Plan for College Station.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding proposed user fees for the College Station Parks and Recreation Department for FY 2003.

 

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding code enforcement activities and ordinances pertaining to: weeds and grass, junk vehicles and parking of trailers in residential areas.

 

5.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on a timetable for implementing a new capital improvements program.

 

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 Funding Review Committee, Library Committee, Intergovernmental Committee, and the Transportation Committee.

            (See attached posted notices for subject matters)

 

7.         Council Calendars

            City Council Workshop and Regular Meetings, 10/10, 10/24

            Council Transportation Committee, 9/23

            Public Hearing-Annexation Proceedings, 9/26, 10/2 Council Chambers, 7:00 p.m.

            TML Annual Conference, 10/16-10/19, Fort Worth

            Annual Employee Banquet, 10/25, Brazos Center, 6:00 p.m.

            Congress of Cities, Salt Lake City, Utah, 12/3-12/7

           

           

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. 52,434-361, 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 Energy, Inc. v. Big Country Electric Cooperative, Inc., et al.

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

16.    Case 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.    Cause No. 02-0012920-CV-85, Brazos County – Brazos Paving, Inc. v. Municipal Drilling Services, Evergreen National Indemnity Co., and City of College Station

21.    Cause No. 02-001154-CV-85; Brazos County – Weisinger Water Well, Inc. v. Municipal Drilling Services, Evergreen National Indemnity Company and City of College Station

22.    Cause No. 02-001291-CV-361, Brazos County – Sonja Piersall v. City of College Station and Edgar Feldman

23.    Seek advice regarding City’s legal rights regarding Cox Cable.

24.    Seek advice regarding TXU/Oncor Proposed Settlement.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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

 

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 September 23, 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) 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, September 26, 2002 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

10.       Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation

            Consider request for absence from meeting

            Presentations:  Walk Our Little Texans to School Day

                                     Domestic Violence Awareness Month

                                                                                   

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     Discussion and possible action on the minutes for City Council workshop and regular meeting, September 12, 2002.

 

11.2     Contract No. 02-171 – Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a consultant contract for engineering evaluation work to be performed by Freese and Nichols, Inc. (FNI), as part of the Southside Water Study. 

 

11.3     Discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 10, “Traffic Code,” Section 4E (3) (b) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station prohibiting parking on certain streets.

 

11.4     Discussion and possible action Change Order No. 2 in the amount of $150,000.00 to the HDR Engineering, Inc., BVSWMA Landfill Siting Contract. 

 

11.5     Discussion and possible action to approve items exempt from competitive bidding as described more fully in Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 252.022 (a)(4) and 252.022 (a)(7).  

 

11.6     Discussion and possible action on a resolution supporting the creation and confirmation of the Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District for Brazos and Robertson Counties.

 

11.7     Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a contract for the construction of a new, affordable single family residence at 111 Luther Street using Federal HOME Grant Funds in the amount of $71,690.00.

 

 

 

11.8     Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a Comprehensive Selective Traffic Enforcement Program grant contract for fiscal year 2003.

 

11.9     Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a contract for televising City Council meetings and video taping on location special events.

 

11.10   Discussion and possible action on an ordinance setting sanitation rates and fees for FY 2003.

 

11.11   Discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 4, Section 4 of the Code of Ordinances dealing with “Carnivals, Circuses, Menageries, Sideshows, Concessions, and Special Events”.

 

11.12   Discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 11, “Utilities” Section 2, “Water and Sewer Service,” of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station, Texas by amending certain sections as set out in Exhibit A; providing a severability clause; and providing an effective date.

 

Regular Agenda

 

12.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action regarding proposed annexation.

 

12.2     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning 18.33 acres from R-1 Single Family Residential to C-B Business Commercial located at 2520 Earl Rudder Freeway South.

 

12.3     Presentation, discussion and possible action on the proposed ad valorem tax rate of $0.4777 for Fiscal Year 2002-2003.

 

13.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for 09/26/2002.

 

14.       Final action on executive session, if necessary.

 

15.       Adjourn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If litigation issues or attorney-client privileged information issues arise as to the posted subject matter of this City 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 September 23, 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.