Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday, November 7, 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 Bryan-College Station Economic Development Corporation’s (EDC) Strategic Marketing Plan and Funding.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on a report regarding potential refunding of certain Utility Revenue Bonds.

 

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on award of bid for employee health insurance.

 

5.         Agenda Request by Council members

            (Public Library in College Station, Council member Maloney)

            (Restriction of on Street Parking, Council member Hazen)

 

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, Façade Improvement Program Advisory Committee, Intergovernmental Committee, Sister City Association, TAMU Student Senate, Bryan-College Station Economic Development Corporation, Cemetery Committee and the Transportation Committee.

            (See attached posted notices for subject matters)

 

7.         Council Calendars

            Jane Pulley Dedication, 11/2, Bee Creek Park, 5:30 p.m.

            Joint Intergovernmental Meeting, 12/4, Brazos Center, 7:00 p.m.

            Council Transportation Committee, 11/5, 5:00 p.m.

            Veterans Memorial Dedication, 11/11

            Joint UDO Meeting, 11/15, Council Chambers, 8:30 a. m.

            City Council Workshop and Regular Meetings, 11/21, 12/5, 12/19

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

 

            Christmas Lighting Ceremony, Central Park, 12/6, 6:30 p.m.

 

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.

 

 

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.  Café Eccell and adjacent vacant lot

 

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.

 

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.  City Manager Evaluation

 

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 November 4, 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, November 7, 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

            Presentation:  Texas Recycles Day

                                   The American Cancer Society Great American Smoke Out

                                   Veterans Day

 

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     Bid No. 03-09 – Discussion and possible action on the purchase of an Articulated Frame Landfill Compactor to be used by the Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency, from Mustang Tractor & Equipment in the amount of $371,215.00.

 

11.2     Bid No. 03-12 – Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a construction contract for the development of Lick Creek Park with Texcon General Contractors in the amount of $423,515.00, including all alternates.

 

11.3     Discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign a new Municipal Maintenance Agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation.

 

11.4     Discussion and possible action on revised By-Laws for the Brazos Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

11.5     Discussion and possible action on a land purchase contract with Mary Harriet Lott Travilla to purchase 50% of undivided interest in approximately 97.60 acres of land in Grimes County for the Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency (BVSWMA).

 

11.6     Discussion and possible action to approve a resolution authorizing publication of notice of the intention to issue certificates of obligation not to exceed $1,200,000.

 

11.7     Discussion and possible action on renewal with Guardian Insurance Company for the City’s employee dental plan.

 

 

Regular Agenda

 

12.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an amendment to Section 7.21 of the Zoning Ordinance, Wolf Pen Creek Development Corridor, pertaining to the Design Review Board. 

 

12.2     Presentation, discussion and possible action on award of bid for employee health insurance.

 

12.3     Presentation, discussion and possible action on the City of College Station’s Membership in the Texas High Speed Rail and Transportation Corporation (THSRTC) and the designation of a representative to the THSRTC from the City of College Station.

 

13.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for 11/7/02.

 

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 November 4, 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.