Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday, February 13, 2003 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, tour and discussion of various Capital Improvements Projects.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding sidewalks on Anderson Street.

 

4.         Agenda Request by Council members

 

            a.  Presentation, discussion and possible action on Council member Dennis Maloney’s request for two items to be added to future Council Agendas:  a) update on Southside infrastructure study and b) discussion of the City of College Station 65th birthday celebration.

 

5.         Council Calendars

            AMCC Institute, 2/7-9, Austin

            TML Briefing, 2/10, Austin

            Sister Cities, Spain, 2/14 and Germany, 4/10-21

            Intergovernmental Committee Meeting, 2/17, Noon, Bryan City Hall

            Bryan/College Station County Day at State Capitol, 2/26, Austin

            City Council Workshop and Regular Meetings, 2/27, 3/13

            Intergovernmental Committee Meeting, 3/17, Noon, Brazos County,

            Citizen Committee Banquet, 3/21, CS Conference Center, 6:30 -9:00 p.m.

            Intergovernmental Committee Meeting, 4/21, Noon College Station

            Brazos Valley Regional Transportation Summitt, 5/2, George Bush Presidential Library and Conference Center

            Chamber of Commerce trip to Washington D.C., 5/4-8

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 97-10792, Travis County – TMPA v. PUC (intervention)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

21.     Docket Nos. TX96-2-000, TX96-2-001, TX96-2-002, TX96-2-003, TX96-2-004, TX96-2-005, TX96-2-006, TX96-2-007, FERC – College Station, applicant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

33.     Cause No. 02-001292-CV-85, Brazos County – Municipal Drilling vs. College Station

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

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

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

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

38.     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

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

 

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 Secretary Annual 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 February 10, 2003 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, February 13, 2003 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

8.         Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation

            Consider request for absence from meeting

            Presentation:  National Engineers Week

                                  

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       Discussion and possible action on the purchase of one (1) Motor Grader to be used by the Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency in the amount of $128,160.

 

9.2       Discussion and possible action on a resolution ordering a general municipal election to be held on May 3, 2003 for the purpose of election Council Places 1, 3 and 5.  This resolution also provides for a joint election to be held between the City of College Station and the College Station Independent School District.

 

9.3       Discussion and possible action on a Telecommunication Facilities policy and procedures for locating on City property.

 

9.4       Discussion and possible action on a contract with Geac Computers, Inc. for a software upgrade of the public safety computer aided dispatch (CAD) system and the Police records management system and associated services and training.

 

9.5       Discussion and possible action on approval of funds to be available for Electric Transmission wheeling and congestion charges for Year 2003.  Total amount requested is $2,000,000.

 

9.6       Discussion and possible action on an exemption from competitive bidding for professional legal services as allowed in LGC 252.022(a)(4) for expenses related to Cox Communications cable television franchise renewal for Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt, and Howlett LPP for an estimated additional $100,000.

 

9.7       Discussion and possible action on calling a Public hearing for February 27, 2003 for Budget Amendment No.1 to the City of College Station 2002-2003 Budget authorizing an increase in appropriations of $641,354 in various funds.

 

9.8       Discussion and possible action to approve a resolution urging the Texas Congressional delegation to support providing funding for president Bush’s $3.5 billion First Responder Initiative during the 108th session of Congress.

 

9.9       Discussion and possible action on an application for an abandonment for a portion of a Landscape, Sidewalk and Public Access Easement for the Traditions Dormitory at 301 Church Street, Lot 1, Block 6-7 of the W. C. Boyett Estate Subdivision.

 

Regular Agenda

 

10.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning Associates Park Subdivision, located at 1501 Associates Avenue from C-1 General Commercial to C-2 Commercial Industrial.

 

10.2     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on a ordinance approving a Conditional Use Permit (Use Only) for the Brazos Community Church located at 700 University Drive East, Suites #108 and #110.

 

10.3     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance regarding the regulation of wireless telecommunications facilities.

 

10.4     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending the City’s Thoroughfare Plan in the area bound by Baron Road, State Highway 6, and the proposed State Highway 40.

 

10.5     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on a resolution amending the City’s Land Use Plan in the area bound by Barron Road, State Highway 6, and the proposed State Highway 40.

 

10.6     Discussion and possible action regarding a contract for transportation consulting service between Dean International, Inc. and the City of College Station.

 

10.7     Presentation, discussion and possible action on a proposed amendment to Chapter 10, Section 4 of the College Station Code of Ordinances (Administrative Adjudication of Parking Violations) and to revise the related fine and fee schedule (Schedule A) and providing an effective date.

 

10.8     Presentation, discussion and possible action on filling the expiring terms of three Director positions for the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) #15 Board, as provided for under Chapter 311 of the Tax Code.  Also, discussion and possible action on the appointment of a Chairperson to the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #15 Board of Directors for 2003.

 

10.9     Presentation, discussion and possible action on the appointment of a member to the Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency’s (BVSWMA) Policy Advisory Board.

 

11.       Discussion, review and possible action regarding the following meetings. Brazos County Health Department, Brazos Animal Shelter, Brazos Valley Council of Governments, Bryan/College Station Economic Development Corporation, Cemetery Committee, College Station Business Development Corporation, Façade Improvement Program Advisory Committee, Historic Preservation Committee, Intergovernmental Committee, Joint Relief Funding Review Committee, Library Committee, Metropolitan Planning Organization, Parks and Recreation Board, Planning and Zoning Commission, Sister City Association, TAMU Student Senate, Transportation Committee, Wolf Pen Creek Oversight Committee, and Zoning Board of Adjustments.   (See attached posted notices for subject matters)

 

12.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for February 13, 2003.

 

13.       Final action on executive session, if necessary.

 

14.       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 February 10, 2003 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.