Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday July 24, 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 concerns related to the Fiscal and Budgetary Policy regarding "full fee support" (80 to 100 percent) for the cemetery.  

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on the results of the 2003 Citizen Survey.

 

4.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action on the draft 2003-2004 Strategic Plan, Proposed Budget, and the Financial Forecast. 

 

5.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action plans for the formulation and review of revised Subdivision Regulations (UDO Article 8), Drainage Regulations (UDO Section 7.8) and Construction Design Standards. 

 

6.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action on a policy regarding the process for consideration of funding for art and culture related organizations.

 

7.         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.

 

8.         Council Calendars

      2003 Council Meeting dates

      Council Planning Calendar as of July 18, 2003

      July 21 Public Kickoff for the P. David Romei Arts Center - 9:00 a.m. WPC

........... July 21 Intergovernmental Committee Meeting -  Noon @ Brazos Center

........... July 22 Special CIP Meeting - 4:00 p.m. Council Chambers

            July 24             Council Workshop and Regular Meetings

            July 25-26        TML Newly Elected Officials Orientation - Austin

            August 6           Open House Ceremony for new Municipal Court - 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

            August 7           Budget Workshop, Council Chambers, 3-5 p.m.

            August 12         City Council Workshop and Regular Meetings

            August 13-15   Texas 2003 Transportation Summit - Irving, Texas

            August 18         Intergovernmental Committee Meeting - Noon @ College Station

            August 18         Citizen Committee Orientation, Council Chambers 6:00 p.m.

            August 19         Budget Workshop, Council Chambers, 3-5 p.m.

            August 21-23   B/CS Chamber of Commerce Auto & Business Expo

            August 21         Budget Workshop, Council Chambers, 3-5 p.m.

            August 28         City Council Workshop and Regular Meetings

 

9.         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:

a.                                     Texas Avenue Crossing

b.                                     Cross Street Warehouse Apartments

c.                                      Callaway Development Corporation

 

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:

a.         Planning and Zoning Commission

b.         Zoning Board of Adjustments

c.         Parks and Recreation Board

d.         Design Review Board

e.         City Council Evaluation

 

10.       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 21, 2003 at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

 

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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 24, 2003 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

11.       Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation

            Consider request from absence from meeting

            Presentation:  Historic Home Plaque -

 

12.1     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

 

13.1          Discussion and possible action on minutes for workshop and regular meeting of May 8, 2003.

 

13.2     Bid No. 02-91 -- Discussion and possible action on the first renewal of an annual agreement for purchase of High Float Rapid Setting emulsion from Gulf States Asphalt Company in an amount not to exceed $82,500.

 

13.3     Bid No. 03-80 – Discussion and possible action on award of a contract to TLS Traffic Controls, Inc. for the installation of three new traffic signals, for a total amount of $414,172.

 

13.4     Discussion and possible action on authorization to purchase emergency generation for the College Station Utility Service Center, in the amount of $53,510, and consideration of a contingency transfer in the Electric Fund in the amount of $53,510.

 

13.5     Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a services contract with John Hamilton, to provide real property acquisition services associated with the proposed solid waste disposal facility located in Grimes County and other CIP Projects. 

 

13.6     Discussion and possible action on a master advanced funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation to integrate traffic signal systems and communication infrastructure.

 

13.7     Discussion and possible action on a local project advanced funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Transportation Institute, and the City of Bryan to develop and implement the second phase of the College Station Integration Project - Phase II. 

 

 

13.8     Discussion and possible action approving a resolution that authorizes the condemnation of real property needed for street right of way and drainage to develop the Longmire Drive from Graham Road to Cypress Meadows Subdivision. 

 

13.9     Discussion and possible action to increase the purchase order to Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool for property casualty claims by $50,000 to fund claims that are anticipated to exceed the current PO amount. 

 

13.10   Discussion and possible action regarding an Interagency Agreement approving the policy outlining the protocol for conducting child abuse investigations.

 

13.11   Discussion and possible action approving a sub-recipient agreement by and between the

City of College Station and the Texas Engineering Extension Service for procurement and management of equipment obtained under the State Homeland Security Grant Program.  Also, a request for the Fire Chief to be designated as the "point of contact" for the administration of this grant.

 

13.12   Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving the design, installation, and

upgrade of a wastewater line on University Drive near the intersection of Lincoln Avenue.

 

13.13   Discussion and possible action on calling a public hearing on the City of College Station on the 2003-2004 Budget. 

 

Regular Agenda

 

14.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on a rezoning to amend the concept plan and other elements of the Planned Development District for the Benjamin Knox Gallery, located at the northwest corner of University Drive and MacArthur Street.

 

14.2     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance to amend the city's comprehensive plan in the area generally bound by FM 2154 on the west and Peach Creek on the east, within the City of College Station extra-territorial jurisdiction.

 

14.3     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance denying the proposed      June 27, 2003 rate increase by TXU Gas.

 

14.4     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending the City of       College Station 2002-2003 budget by $9,295,500 in various funds. 

 

14.5     Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the Northgate redevelopment implementation plan.

 

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

 

15.       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, Faηade 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)

 

16.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for July 24, 2003.

 

17.       Final action on executive session, if necessary.

 

18.       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 21, 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.