Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 3:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

1.         Discussion of consent agenda items listed for Regular Council Meeting.

 

2.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on proposed land development fee increases.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the appointment of a Citizen Advisory Committee for the 2003 5-year General Obligation Capital Improvements Program.

 

4.         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)

 

5.         Council Calendars

            City Council Workshop and Regular Meetings, 1/9, 1/23

            AMCC Institute, 2/7-9, Austin

            TML Legislative Briefing, 2/10, Austin

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.         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:

 

The City Council may consider pending and contemplated litigation subjects.  The following subjects 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. 98-11815, Travis County – Texas-New Mexico Power Co. v. PUC (intervention)

9.      Cause No. 97-12392, Travis County – Central Power & Light Co. v. PUC (intervention)

10.    Cause No. 97-12405, Travis County – Bryan v. PUC (intervention)

11.    Cause No. 97-12401, Travis County – TMPA v. PUC (intervention)

12.    Cause No. 97-12402, Travis County – San Antonio v. PUC (intervention)

13.    Cause No. GN002343, Travis County – San Antonio v. PUC (intervention)

14.    Cause No. GN002513, Travis County – San Antonio v. PUC (intervention)

15.    Cause No. GN000152, Travis County – TMPA v. PUC (intervention)

16.    Cause No. GN200090; Travis County – Reliant Energy v. Big Country Electric Coop, et al.

17.    Cause No. GN200100, Travis County – San Antonio, etc. v. Brazos Electric Power Coop, et al.

18.    Cause No. GN200685, Travis County – TMPA v. PUC and City of Bryan (intervention)

19.    Case No. 03-02-00462-CV, Court of Appeals –TMPA v. PUC (continued intervention)

20.    Docket Nos. TX96-2-000, TX96-2-001, TX96-2-002, TX96-2-003, TX96-2-004, TX96-2-005, TX96-2-006, FERC – College Station, applicant

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

22.    Docket No. 25395, Public Utility Commission – College Station (intervention)

23.    Docket No. 26950, Public Utility Commission – College Station (intervention)

24.    Docket No. 25002, Public Utility Commission – PUC application to set 2002 wholesale rates

25.    PUC Project No. 25937 – PUC investigation into possible manipulation of ERCOT market (respondent)

26.    PUC Project No. 21927 – College Station request to maintain current certification

27.    PUC Project No. 25591 – 2001 electric utility earnings reports (respondent)

28.    Cause No. 52,434-361, Brazos County – College Station v. Wolf Pen Creek, Ltd., et al.

29.    Cause No. 28,765, Grimes County – Trant v. Grimes County, College Station and Bryan

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

31.    Cause No. 02-0012920-CV-85, Brazos County – Municipal Drilling vs. College Station

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

 

33.    Cause No. 02-001291-CV-361, Brazos County – Piersall v. College Station and Feldman

34.    Cause No. 02-000247-CV-272, Brazos County – Dean Ranch v. Bayliss, et al. v. College Station and Contract Land Staff

35.    Cause No. 02-002223-CV-361, Brazos County – DeSantiago v. College Station

36.    Cause No. 02-002445-CV-272, Brazos County – Evelyn L. Bruce v. College Station, C.D. Henderson, Inc., and Scott Elliott, d/b/a Elliott Construction

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

38.    Discussion of legal rights and obligations concerning city’s contracts.

39.    Discussion and possible settlement with TXU Gas for unpaid franchise fees.

 

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.  Municipal Court Judge Evaluation

            2.  City Attorney Evaluation

 

7.         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 Monday, December 16, 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, December 19, 2002 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

8.         Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation

            Consider request for absence from meeting

            Presentation:  Dr. P. David Romei

                                   Michele Boriskie

                                   Peggy Calliham

 

8.1       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

 

9.1       Contract No. 02-185 – Discussion and possible action on a service agreement with the Brazos Valley Softball Umpires Association to provide officiating services for City athletic leagues and programs.

 

9.2       Bid no. 03-32 – Discussion and possible action on a resolution for the Short Form Construction Contract for fence improvements to six (6) youth baseball fields located in Southwood Athletic Park

 

9.3       Discussion and possible action concerning a proposed interlocal agreement between the City of College Station and the College Station Independent School District (CSISD), calling for financial participation by the City of College Station in the installation of rubberized surfacing on the one-fifth mile jogging/walking track at South Knoll Elementary School.

 

9.4       Discussion and possible action authorizing the Mayor to sign right-of-way easements from Texas A&M University to the City of College Station for a water transmission pipeline and a water distribution pipeline crossing the University Campus.

 

9.5       Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a construction contract for the Tarrow Street South Rehabilitation Project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.6       Discussion and possible action on the first reading of a franchise agreement with Mini Dumpster for the collection, hauling, and disposal service for residential construction debris solid waste in roll-off containers.

 

9.7       Discussion and possible action on a proposed settlement agreement with TXU Gas to for underpaid franchise fees.

 

9.8       Discussion and possible action on the first reading of an ordinance amending the TXU Gas franchise agreement allowing for an increase in franchise fees from 3% to 4% for residential and commercial TXU Gas customers.

 

9.9       Discussion and possible action on a resolution to adopt the annual reports for Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones #1, #4 and #15 and to submit such reports to the taxing entities, State Comptroller’s office, and Attorney General’s office.

 

Regular Agenda

 

10.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on a Conditional Use Permit (use only) for the COCS Fire Station No. 5 (CUP) proposed to be located at 601 Greens Prairie Road.

 

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

 

10.3         Presentation, discussion, and possible action on the appointment of a Registered Architect to the Wolf Pen Creek Design Review Board.

 

10.4     Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the appointment of a Citizens Advisory Committee for the 2003 5-year General Obligation Capital Improvements Program

 

10.5     Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the City of College Station’s appointment of one director to the Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District, with the approval of the Brazos County Commissioner’s Court.

 

10.6     Presentation, discussion and possible action on appointments for College Station representatives on the B-CS Library Committee.

 

11.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for 12/19/02.

 

12.       Final action on executive session, if necessary.

 

13.       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 Monday, December 16, 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.