Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday July 10, 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 Community Development Division’s Fiscal Year 2003-2004 Action Plan and proposed Annual Budget.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on appointments to boards and committees served by City Council members.

 

4.         Discussion and possible action on appointments to various Citizen Committees as well as quarterly review of Committees and Boards.

 

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 Planning Calendar as of July 2, 2003

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

            Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 7/8, 5:30 p.m., Briarcrest Country Club

            TEX-21 Meeting, 7/11, Austin

            Public Kickoff for the P. David Romei Arts Center, 7/14, 9:00 a.m., Wolf Pen Creek

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

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

            Citizens Committee Orientation, 8/18, 6:00 p.m., Council Chambers

 

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.

 

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.            Communications Director

 

Competitive Matters {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

 

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 July 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) 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, July 10, 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

            Presentation:  Employee Recognition

 

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, June 26, 2003.

 

10.2     Bid No. 02-86 – Discussion and possible action on renewal of annual agreement for the purchase of steel electrical distribution poles to be maintained in inventory for an annual estimated expenditure of $111,195.

 

10.3     Bid No. 03-69 – Discussion and possible action on a resolution awarding a construction contract for the Longmire Sidewalks Project, to Texcon, in the amount of $197,950.

 

10.4     Bid No. 03-76 – Discussion and possible action on annual agreement for the purchase of Electric Wire and Cable maintained in inventory in the amount of $440,798.

 

10.5     Bid No. 03-86 – Discussion and possible action regarding a resolution approving a construction contract for the replacement of two (2) playgrounds and the installation of rubber cushioning in Jack and Dorothy Miller Park in the amount of $88,889.00.

 

10.6     Discussion and possible action on renewal of an annual contract to remove and replace concrete flat work, remove and replace curb and gutter in an amount not to exceed $546,840.

 

10.7     Discussion and possible action on the purchase of five copiers from Ikon Office Solutions in the amount of $56,900.

 

10.8     Discussion and possible action on an Interlocal Agreement between the City of College Station and the City of Bryan regarding the University Drive Widening Project.

 

 

10.9     Discussion and possible action on an Advance Funding Agreement in partnership with the City of Bryan with the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) for the design and construction of the University Drive East Widening from the East Bypass to FM 158.

 

10.10   Discussion and possible action approving an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) with Brazos County for the County’s contribution to the future State Hwy 40/Greens Prairie Road realignment project.

 

10.11   Discussion and possible action on Change Order 1 to the Professional Services Contract 02-027 with CSC Engineering and Environmental Consultants, Inc. for engineering design and construction management for Fire Station 1 repairs and renovations, increasing the contract in the amount of $20,000.00.

 

10.12   Discussion and possible action on calling a public hearing for July 24, 2003 for Budget Amendment 2 to the City of College Station 2002-2003 Budget authorizing an increase in appropriations of $9,295,500 in various funds.

 

10.13   Discussion and possible action approving the renewal of services contract 02-159 with S.T. Lovett and Associates to provide right-of-way and real property acquisition services for an amount not to exceed $80,000.00.

 

Regular Agenda

 

11.1     Presentation, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending the membership requirements of the Design Review Board.

 

11.2     Presentation, discussion and possible action on:1) revision #6 to the Research Valley Partnership’s Economic Development Guidelines; and 2) discussion on target industries list.

 

11.3     Presentation, discussion and possible action on appointments to the Research Valley Partnership Board of Directors.

 

11.4     Presentation, discussion and possible action on appointments to boards and committees served by City Council members.

 

11.5     Presentation, discussion and possible action on appointments to various Citizen Committees as well as quarterly review of Committees and Boards.

 

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 July 10, 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 July 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.