Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Monday, August 11, 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 anticipated growth projections within the College Station Independent School District (CSISD).

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the Convention and Visitors Bureau’s programs, plans and budget request.

 

4.                  Presentation, discussion, and possible action on possible City Charter amendments.

 

5.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action on revisions to various user fees.

 

6.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action of a policy regarding public art associated with public facilities.

 

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 August 6, 2003

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

            August 11         City Council Workshop and Regular Meetings

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

            August 14         Texas municipal league Region X Meeting, 4:30 p.m., Lockhart, Texas

            August 15         Junior League feast of Caring, 11:30 a.m., Brazos Center

            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         Budget Workshop Meeting, Council chambers, 3-5 p.m.

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

            August 28         City Council Workshop and Regular Meetings

                                   

September 11   City Council Workshop and Regular Meetings

September 15   Intergovernmental Committee Meeting

 

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.     Case No. G-02-108, U.S. District Court – Lester v. College Station and Piersall.

32.     Cause No. 02-001154-CV-85; Brazos County – Municipal Drilling vs. College Station

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

34.     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

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

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

37.     TCEQ Docket No. 2002-1147-UCR; Applications of Brushy Water Supply and College Station (Westside/Highway 60)

38.     TCEQ Docket No. 2003-0544MWD; Application of Nantucket, Ltd.

39.     TXU Lone Star Gas Rate Request.

40.     Wellborn Special Utility District

41.     McDougal Claim.

 

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.  Kapchinski land purchase

 

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.

 

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.      City Council Evaluation

 

10.       Final action on Executive Session, if necessary.

 

 

 

APPROVED:

 

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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 August 7, 2003 at 5:00 p.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, August 11, 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:  Celebration of Settlement Agreement between the City of College Station and City of Bryan/BTU.

Save our Streets Ministries Week

 

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 July 10, 2003.

 

13.2     Bid No. 03-69 - Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a construction contract for the Greens Prairie Water Line Lowering Project, to Elliott Construction in the amount of $150,350.00.

 

13.3     Bid No. 03-74 – Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a construction contract for the Greens Prairie Widening Project, to Young Contractors, Inc. in the amount of $2,739,445.30.

 

13.4     Bid No. 03-96 – Discussion and possible action on annual purchase agreement for electric meters to Hughes Supply, for an annual estimated expenditure of $81,454,00.

 

13.5     Discussion and possible action on the Community Development Division’s proposed Fiscal Year 2003-2004 Action Plan and Budget, including authorization for continued expenditure of estimated remaining balances and for the City Manager to execute necessary documents for submission of the plan and budget to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

 

13.6     Discussion and possible action regarding amendment to agreement between the City of College Station and the Crowley Development Corporation to participate in the realignment of future State Highway 40 and Greens Prairie Road.  

 

13.7     Discussion and possible action on Change Order 1 to a contract with Epsilon Engineering for design of Greens Prairie Road, Arrington Road and a crossover of the proposed SH 40.

 

13.8     Discussion and possible action authorizing the mayor to execute an agreement subordinating the City’s Façade Improvement Program (FIP) lien on the Satchel’s Restaurant property to a lien to be executed by Commerce National Bank, a branch of Lubbock National Bank.

 

13.9     Discussion and possible action on an Advanced Funding Agreement with Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot) for Wellborn Road Streetlighting.

 

13.10   Discussion and possible action on an ordinance setting hours for mixed beverage, beer and wine licensed establishments.

 

Regular Agenda

 

14.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance approving a conditional use permit for the Time Square Night Club located at 226 Southwest Parkway.

 

14.2     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning approximately 3.4 acres in the Greensworld Phase 3, generally located near the southeast corner of University Drive and the Earl Rudder Freeway, from C-2, Commercial-Industrial, and R-1, Single-Family Residential to C-1, General Commercial and A-O, Agricultural Open.

 

14.3     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning 4300 and 4304 Harvey Road, consisting of a portion of Lot 1 and all of Lot 2 Block 1 of Harvey Hillsides from A-O, Agricultural Open, to C-1, General Commercial.

 

14.4     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on the City of College Station 2003-2004 proposed budget.

 

14.5     Presentation, discussion and possible action on ordinance calling a bond election to be held within said City on November 4, 2003; making provision for the conduct of the election; and containing other provisions.

 

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, 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)

 

16.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for August 11, 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 August 7, 2003 at 5:00 p.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.