Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday June 26, 2003 at 3:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 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 annual contract review by the Research Valley Partnership and an update regarding the Partnership’s involvement with Texas A&M University Technology Commercialization Center initiative.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on the draft Northgate Redevelopment Implementation Plan.

 

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the recommendations from the 2003 Citizen Advisory Committee for a new capital improvements program.

 

5.         Discussion and possible action on future agenda items – A Council Member may inquire about a subject for which notice has not been given.  A statement of specific factual information or the recitation of existing policy may be given.  Any deliberation shall be limited to a proposal to place the subject on an agenda for a subsequent meeting.

 

6.         Council Calendars

      2003 Council Meeting Dates

      Council Agenda Planning Calendar as of June 19, 2003

            Summer Fest, 6/20, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Adamson Lagoon

            MDA Telethon Executive Lock-up, 6/26, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Café Eccel

            Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center’s “Swing Fore It” Golf Tournament, 7/7,

            TML Newly Elected Officials Orientation, 7/25 – 7/26, Austin, Texas

            Texas 2003 Transportation Summit, 8/13 – 8/15, Irving Texas

 

7          Executive Session will immediately follow the workshop meeting in the Administrative Conference Room.

 

 

 

 

The City Council may consider pending and contemplated litigation subjects.  The following subjects may be discussed:

 

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.     Cause No. GN300714, Travis County – TMPA v. PUC and City of Bryan (intervention)

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

22.     Case No. 03-02-00701-CV, Court of Appeals – TMPA v. PUC (continued intervention)

23.     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

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

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

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. 02-001154-CV-85; Brazos County – Municipal Drilling vs. College Station

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

 

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.     Cause No. 03-000617-CV-272, Brazos County – TCA Holdings, et al. v. College Station

38.     Cause No. 03-CV-129115, Fort Bend County – College Station v. Contract Land Staff, Inc.

39.     TXU Lone Star Gas Rate Request.

 

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 June 23, 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) 774-3517 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, June 26, 2003 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

9          Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation

            Consider request from 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 following minutes:

April 10, 2003

April 24, 2003

June 6, 2003

June 12, 2003

 

10.2     Discussion and possible action on the ratification of purchase of Type D hot mix asphalt, in accordance with LGC 252.022(a)(2) a procurement necessary to preserve the public health or safety of the municipality’s residents, to TEXCON, Inc. in the amount of $6,554.79.

 

10.3     Discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing an amendment to the Comprehensive Selective Traffic Enforcement Program grant contract for fiscal year 2003.

 

10.4     Discussion and possible action on a resolution, interlocal agreement and interagency agreement approving the submission of a grant request to the Criminal Justice Division of the Governor’s Office for annual funding of the Brazos Valley Narcotics Task Force.

 

10.5     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.

 

10.6     Discussion and possible action on a software maintenance contract with Motorola, Inc. covering the mobile data system.

 

10.7     Discussion and possible action on the City’s Investment Policy and Investment Strategy for annual review by the City Council.

 

10.8     Discussion and possible action on an interlocal agreement between the City of College Station and Texas A&M University to allow the City to replace an existing playground in Hensel Park.

 

10.9     Discussion and possible action on Change Order #3 in the amount of $75,000.00 to the HDR Engineering, Inc., BVSWMA Landfill Siting Contract. 

 

10.10   Discussion and possible action on a resolution of the City of College Station, Texas, determining a public necessity to acquire a public utility and access easement interest in certain property; giving notice of an official determination to acquire a portion of the property for the Wolf Pen Creek Upper Trails Project; and establishing procedures for the acquisition of a public utility and access interest in property.

 

10.11   Discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing acceptance of credit card payments for municipal court fines and fees.

 

Regular Agenda

 

11.1     Presentation, discussion and possible action concerning the Historic Preservation Committee’s (HPC) current endeavor, Project Hold: Historic Online Library Database.

 

11.2     Bid No. 03-66 – Presentation, discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a construction contract for the Anderson Sidewalks Project to Dudley Construction in the amount of $144,763.00.

 

12.       Discussion, review and possible action regarding the following meetings:  Brazos County Health Department, Brazos Animal Shelter, Brazos Valley Council of Governments, 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, The Research Valley Partnership, 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 June 26, 2003.

 

14.       Final action on executive session, if necessary.

 

15.       Adjourn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If litigation issues arise to the posted subject matter of this 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 June 23, 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.