Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday, February 27, 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, discussion and possible action on the update to the City’s Strategic Plan, including the B/CS Economic Development Corporation’s Strategic Marketing Plan, logo branding and associated implementations; an update from the Health Department; the Hotel/Conference Center Project; and effective communications through televising.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on the City’s FY 04 – FY 08 Financial Forecast.

 

4.         Council Calendars

            CSFD Employee Recognition Banquet, 2/21, Hilton, 6:00 p.m.

            Intergovernmental Committee Meeting, 2/24, Noon, Bryan City Hall

            Growth & Development in Brazos County, 2/25, Hilton, 11:30 p.m.

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

            Council Transportation Committee Mtg, 3/4, Adm. Conference Room, 5:00 p.m.

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

            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

            Intergovernmental Meeting w/CSISD, 12:00 p.m.

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

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

 

5.         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.

40.          Discussion of legal obligations and rights regarding Wellborn Water Supply Corporation

41.     Discussion of  legal obligations and rights regarding an encroachment to city property at 2305

         Kendall Green

Competitive Matter {Gov’t Code Section 551.086}; possible action

The City Council may deliberate, vote, or take final action on a competitive matter in closed session.  The City Council must make a good faith determination, by majority vote of the City Council, that the matter is a Competitive Matter.  A “Competitive Matter” is a utility-related matter that the City Council determines is related to the City of College Station’s Electric Utility Competitive Activity, including commercial information, which if disclosed would give advantage to competitors or prospective competitors.  The following is a general representation of the subject(s) to be considered as a competitive matter.

 

1.  Marketing Plans and Strategy for College Station Electric Utilities

 

 

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 Council Evaluation

 

6.         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 24, 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 27, 2003 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

7.         Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation

            Consider request for absence from meeting

            Presentation:  Severe Weather Awareness Week

                                   Walk Across Texas

                                   Historic Plaque #69 – Bob and Mia Leland

 

7.1       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

 

8.1       Discussion and possible action on the minutes for City Council workshop and regular meetings November 7, 2002 and December 5, 2002.

 

8.2       Renewal of Bid No. 02-50 – Discussion and possible action on annual street striping and painting contract with N-Line Traffic Maintenance in the amount of $132,943. 

 

8.3       Bid No. 03-45 – Discussion and possible action on annual bid for purchase of various electrical distribution materials maintained in inventory for an estimated annual expenditure of $357,649.

 

8.4       Discussion and possible action on Interlocal Agreements with Brazos and Burleson Counties to allow for joint purchasing.

 

8.5       Discussion and possible action on an Interlocal Agreement with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for grant funding for the acquisition of greenways and endangered species habitat.

 

8.6       Discussion and possible action on a resolution awarding the construction contract for the extension of Longmire Drive from Birmingham to Graham Road to Dudley Construction, Ltd. in the amount of $314,626.00 and calling for a public hearing to consider an ordinance providing for the assessment against the abutting property owners, approving an Engineer’s Roll with the estimated amounts per front foot proposed to be assessed against the abutting property owners, and approving an Engineer’s Estimate of the total cost of the improvements for Longmire Drive, from its current termination southeast of Birmingham Road to Graham Road.

 

8.7       Discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing and ratifying an amendment to the Resolution Determining Need No. 4-11-2002-10.06 previously authorized by City Council on April 11, 2002 related to the acquisition of a drainage easement for the extension of Longmire Drive from Graham Road to Cypress Meadows subdivision. 

 

8.8       Discussion and possible action on a resolution providing for the sale of property acquired by the County of Brazos at delinquent tax sale, property located at 1026 Rose Circle.

 

8.9       Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a service contract for the Web Site Redesign Project with Vision Internet in the amount of $47,500.

 

8.10     Discussion and possible action on a resolution supporting passage of legislation to allow cities with a population of 25,000 or more to solicit proposals for the purchase of insurance.

 

8.11     Discussion and possible action on 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.

 

8.12     Discussion and possible action on a resolution supporting the current law regarding municipal annexation as approved by the legislature in 1999 and signed into law by the Governor and opposing significant changes.

 

Regular Agenda

 

9.1       Public hearing, discussion and possible action on the proposed Unified Development Ordinance (UDO).

 


9.2       Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning the Edelweiss Gartens, Lots 66-71 of Block 1 of Edelweiss Gartens Phase 3 and Lots 1-12 of Block 9 Edelweiss Gartens Phase 4 located south of Graham Road, east of Wellborn Road, and west of Victoria, from R-2 Duplex with approved 40-foot landscape buffer requirements to R-2 Duplex with a 25-foot buffer.

 

9.3       Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning the proposed Neeley Subdivision located along the south side of Graham Road and east of Cypress Grove Intermediate School from A-O, Agricultural Open to R-1, Single-Family and A-P, Administrative Professional.

 

9.4       Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending the City’s Land Use Plan, and a resolution to amend the City’s Thoroughfare Plan, in the Wellborn/I&GN Triangle area.

 

9.5       Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending the City of College Station 2002-2003 Budget by $641,354 in various funds.

 

9.6       Presentation, discussion and possible action on appointing a board chair for the Wolf Pen Creek Tax Increment District Board of Directors as provided for under Chapter 311 of the Tax Code.

 

10.       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)

 

11.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for 2/27/03.

 

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 February 24, 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.