Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday, November 21, 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 the recruiting video tape for the College Station Police Department.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the appointment of members of a Citizen Advisory Committee for a new Capital Improvements Program.

 

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on a draft update of the City’s Technology Plan as it relates to the Strategic Plan.

 

5.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on a proposed legislative work plan for 78th State Legislative session.

 

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 and the Transportation Committee, Bryan-CS Economic Development Corporation.  (See attached posted notices for subject matters)

 

7.         Council Calendars

            Intergovernmental Committee Meeting, 11/20, 12/18

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

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

            Congress of Cities, 12/3-12/7, 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. 52,434-361, Brazos County – College Station v. Wolf Pen Creek, Ltd., et al.

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

13.    Cause No. GN200090; Travis County - Reliant Energy, Inc. v. Big Country Electric Cooperative, Inc., et al.

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

15.    Case No. G-02-108, U.S. District Court – Catherine Lester v. College Station and Sonja Piersall.

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

17.    Docket No. 25197, Public Utility Commission – College Station request to set rates.

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

19.    Cause No. 02-0012920-CV-85, Brazos County -- Municipal Drilling Services vs. City of College Station

20.    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

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

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

23.    Seek advice regarding City’s legal right regarding the Wolf Pen Creek Marquee Sign

 

 

 

 

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.  Barron Road East right-of way acquisition.

            2.  Dartmouth Drive extension Phase Two Project

 

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 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) 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 21, 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:  A&M Consolidated High School Students Commended in the 2003 National Merit Program

                        Certificate of Achievement for Planning Excellence

                        United Way

 

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, October 10, 2002.

 

11.2     Bid No. 03-07 – Discussion and possible action on the purchase of a roll off container haul truck with Lonestar Truck Center in the amount $102,296.00.

 

11.3     Bid No. 03-16 – Discussion and possible action on the rejection of five (5) bids received for the Wolf Pen Creek Marquee Sign Project, WP-0200.

 

11.4     Bid No. 03-17 - Discussion and possible action on award of bid for employee life and accidental death (AD&D) insurance.

 

11.5     Bid No. 03-23 – Discussion and possible action on the rejection of bids for Bid No. 03-11 and the purchase of two (2) Brush Trucks from Houston Freightliner in the amount of $168,696.00.

 

11.6     Bid No. 03-26 – Discussion and possible action on rejecting bids for fence improvements to the six (6) youth baseball fields located in Southwood Athletic Park.

 

11.7     Discussion and possible action on a resolution of the City Council of the City of College Station, Texas, authorizing and ratifying an amendment to Resolution No. 7-1-2002-11.05 previously authorized by College Station City Council.  

 

11.8     Discussion and possible action on a proposed contract for services with the Brazos Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

11.9     Discussion and possible action on a resolution of the City of College Station, Texas, determining a public necessity to acquire a fee simple interest in certain property; giving notice of an official determination to acquire a portion of the property for the Dartmouth Drive Extension Phase II Project; and establishing procedures for the acquisition of a fee simple interest in property.

 

11.10   Discussion and possible action approving the purchase of real property needed for street right-of-way and authorizing the Mayor to execute the Real Estate Contract to effect the conveyance for the Longmire Drive Extension Project (from Birmingham Drive to Graham Road).

 

11.11   Discussion and possible action on a Real Estate Contract between the City of College Station and Louise Marsh Reeves, individually and as Trustee of the Marsh Reeves Trust, John Emory Marsh, Jr., Robert Emory Reeves, and Marsha Reeves Duemke for greenway property generally located near the intersection of Greens Prairie Road and Highway 6.

 

11.12   Discussion and possible action to approve Preliminary Official Statement for the sale of “City of College Station, Texas Certificates of Obligation, Series 2002A” and “City of College Station, Texas Utility System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2002” and selected underwriters for the issues.

 

11.13   Discussion and possible action on renewing the City’s property insurance with Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool for the third and final year.

 

11.14   Discussion and possible action to approve payment on the City’s self-insurance retention from its previous insurance (runoff claims) for property/casualty claims up to $50,000 and for workers compensation claims up to $75,000.

 

11.15   Discussion and possible action on an Advance Funding Agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) for the adjustment and replacement of ground boxes affected by the construction of sidewalks around the perimeter of the main campus of Texas A&M University (TAMU) on George Bush Drive, Wellborn Road, and University Drive.

 

11.16   Discussion and possible action on the approval and authorization for the Mayor to execute the renewal of a utility easement located on the Texas A&M University Systems property.

 

 

 

 

 

Regular Agenda

 

12.1     Presentation, discussion and possible regarding the appointment of members of a Citizen Advisory Committee for a new Capital Improvements Program.

 

12.2     Presentation, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 10, Section 5, of the Code of ordinances relating to “Junked Vehicle Regulations.”

 

12.3     Presentation, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 7, Section 1 of the Code of Ordinances relating to “Stagnant Water, Trash, Grass etc.”

 

12.4     Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding a resolution to submit a grant application to the Texas Department of Transportation for a Safe Routes to Schools Grant. 

 

12.5     Presentation, discussion and possible action appointing additional members to the Council’s Transportation Committee.

 

13.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for 11/21/02.

 

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 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.