Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday, March 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 regarding the Arts Council services including the public art program and the status of the new Arts Council building including the funding plan for that facility.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on College Station Police Department’s 2002 Racial Profile report.

 

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on plans for celebrating the 65th Birthday of the City of College Station.

 

5.         Council Calendars

            City Council Workshop and Regular Meetings, 4/10, 4/24

            Press Conference for the 2003 Starlight Music Series, 3/25 Utility Services Center, 3:00

            CIP Committee Meeting, 3/25, 6:30 p.m. Wastewater Treatment Plant

            Health For All Luncheon, 3/28, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Hilton

            Battle of the Bands, 3/29, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Palace Theatre

            Citizens University, 3/31, 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers

            Celebrate Diversity Luncheon, 3/31, 11:30 a.m., Memorial Student Center

            Making Cities Livable Conference, 4/13-4/18, Santa Fe, New Mexico

            Intergovernmental Committee Meeting, 4/21, 12:00 p.m., CS Administrative Conference Room

            Intergovernmental Committee Meeting/ CSISD, 4/25 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

 

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.

40.     Discussion of legal obligations and rights regarding an encroachment to city property at 2305 Kendal Green. 

 

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:

 

a.         The proposed city conference center and associated privately developed hotel.

 

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. 

 

a.         Marketing Plans and Strategy for College Station Electric Utilities

 

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 March 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, March 27, 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

           

9.1       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

 

10.1     Discussion and possible action on the minutes for City Council workshop and regular meeting, March 13, 2003.

 

10.2     Bid No. 03-46:  Discussion and possible action on a resolution awarding the annual contract for janitorial services for all city offices for an annual expenditure of $178,753.  

 

10.3     Discussion and possible action for the approval and execution of a conveyance agreement to accomplish the transfer of ownership to the Brazos Valley Community Action Agency of two single family undeveloped properties located 1203 and 1205 Arizona, and authorization for the Mayor to execute necessary documents.

 

10.4     Discussion and possible action on a proposed resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign a Quitclaim Deed to release easements within TxDOT right-of-way and to obtain state reimbursement for relocation costs for City of College Station Utility facilities located along FM 158 in Brazos County, Texas from FM 60 to SH 30. 

 

10.5     Discussion and possible action on a proposed resolution authorizing the plans and specifications for the improvement of Longmire Drive, from Graham Road to its current termination at the Eagle Road intersection, just north of Barron Road.  Also, discussion and possible action on a proposed resolution providing for assessment of a portion of the cost of improvements thereof against abutting property owners and approving plans and specifications.

 

10.6     Discussion and possible action on a proposed resolution for a license to encroach into portions of a utility easement at 2305 Kendal Green Circle. 

 

 

 

10.7          Discussion and possible action on the second reading of a franchise agreement with Stericycle, Inc. for the collection and disposal services for treated and untreated medical waste. 

 

10.8          Discussion and possible action on a proposed resolution approving a construction contract for the George Bush Drive East Widening project.

 

10.9          Discussion and possible action on a proposed resolution supporting Congressional approval of funding for a capital lease of the College Main Northgate Parking Garage in pending appropriations.

 

Regular Agenda

 

11.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance levying assessments against various persons and their property for the payment of a part of the cost of Longmire Drive from Birmingham Road to Graham Road.  

 

12.       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, Capital Improvement Program Citizen Advisory Committee, 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)

 

13.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for Thursday, March 27, 2003. 

 

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 March 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.