Draft Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday, April 10, 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 proposed update to the comprehensive plan in the area bound by the proposed State Highway 40, State Highway 6, FM 2154, and Peach Creek.

3. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding drainage and utility studies and improvements that are underway in the Southside neighborhoods.

4. Presentation, discussion and possible action on appointments to the Board of Directors of the College Station Business Development Corporation.

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

6. Council Calendars

Bryan-College Station Day at the State Capitol, 4/9

City Council Workshop and Regular Meetings, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22

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

Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting, 4/15, 8:00 a.m.

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

Intergovernmental Committee Meeting/ CSISD, 4/25 12:00 p.m.

Earth Day Celebration/Arbor Day/Wolf Pen Creek Trail Dedication, 4/26, 2:00 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

Council Planning Retreat, 5/15 & 5/16

Joint Safety and Health Expo, 6/5, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

7. 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

  1. Cause No. 02-001291-CV-361, Brazos County – Piersall v. College Station and Feldman
  2. Discuss City's rights and obligations concerning City contracts.

 

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. Mesa Marble & Stone Inc.
    2. For the purchase of real property, for a utility line easement along FM 2818 between SH 21 and Villa Maria Road in Bryan, Texas.

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.

8. 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 April 7, 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, April 10, 2003 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

9. Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation

Consider request for absence from meeting

Presentation: Barbershop Harmony Month

National Students Employment Week

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Administrative Professionals Week

National Community Development Week.

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 27, 2003.

10.2 Bid No. 03-57 – Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a construction contract for street light installations on Longmire Drive with H&B Construction in the amount of $71,979.80.

10.3 Discussion and possible action authorizing the Mayor to send a letter to Congressman John Carter specifying the City of College Station’s priorities for earmark projects related to the Reauthorization of TEA-21.

10.4 Discussion and possible action on a change order to the contract with the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley in the amount of $210,000.

10.5 Discussion and possible action on an interlocal agreement between the City of College Station and College Station Independent School District for joint purchases.

10.6 Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a professional service contract with CSC Engineering and Environmental Consultants, Inc. in the amount of $267,000.00 for engineering related services at the Rock Prairie Road Landfill.

10.7 Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a construction contract for the Copperfield Parkway extension with C.D.S. Enterprises, Inc. dba Texcon General Contractors in the amount of $1,908,486.10

10.8 Discussion and possible action on a resolution appointing election officials to serve in the May 3, 2003 City of College Station and CSISD general election.

 

10.9 Discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing the Fire Chief to coordinate with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, United States Fire Administration in application for a matching grant under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

10.10 Discussion and possible action on a resolution awarding a professional services contract for design of Fire Station 5 to Brown Reynolds Watford Architects, Inc. in the amount not to exceed $120,000.00.

10.11 Discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing an amendment to the Resolution Determining Need Number 7-22-2002-11.11 by modifying the description of several properties, authorizing the acquisition of additional properties and deleting the description of several properties; giving notice of an official determination to acquire an exclusive public utility easement interest in property for the Water Transmission Project; and establish procedures for the acquisition of an exclusive public utility easement interest in property.

10.12 Discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 10, "Traffic Code," Section 3 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station relating to speed zones on College Station streets.

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

10.14 Discussion and possible action to ratify Change Order 1 to Professional Services contract 01-121 with The Wallace Group, Inc. for engineering and consulting services for the Highway 30/60 Phase I infrastructure, increasing the contract by $12,378.75.

Regular Agenda

11.1 Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending the city’s comprehensive plan in the area bound by the proposed State Highway 40, State Highway 6, FM 2154, and Peach Creek.

11.2 Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance approving a Conditional Use Permit – Use & Site for the A&M United Methodist Church Education and Fellowship building located at 200 College Main.

11.3 Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning the Brazos Valley Carpet Outlet, Lot 9, Block 1 of the Rock Prairie West Business Park, 2.4 acres located adjacent to Old Wellborn Road, from A-O, Agricultural Open, to C-2 Commercial Industrial.

11.4 Presentation, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 11, "Utilities" Section 2, "Water and Sewer Services," of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station, Texas by amending certain sections as set out in Exhibit A providing a severability clause; and providing an effective date.

11.5 Presentation, discussion and possible action on appointments to the Board of Directors of the College Station Business Development Corporation.

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 April 10, 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 April 7, 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.