Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday, August 28, 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 a draft concept plan for the City Center.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on the 2003-2004 Strategic Plan and FY 04 Proposed Budget.

 

4.         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. 

 

5.         Council Calendars

            2003 Council Meeting dates

            Council Planning Calendar as of August 22, 2003

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

September 4     TAMU New International Faculty and Scholar Picnic, 5:30 p.m., Central Park

September 10   “Exploring College Station History” Lecture Series, 11:30 a.m., Conference Center

            September 9     City Council Workshop and Regular Meetings

            September 12   City of Bryan/College Station Joint Retreat, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

            September 15   Intergovernmental Committee Meeting

            September 22   13th Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic

            September 23   “Exploring College Station History” Lecture Series, 7:00 p.m. Conference Center

            September 23   City Council Workshop and Regular Meetings

            October 9        City Council Workshop and Regular Meetings

            October 15      “Exploring College Station History”, 11:30 a.m.

            October 16      2003 Youth Career Fair, Reed Arena

            October 18      65th Birthday Tree Planting

            October 19      College Station 65th Birthday Celebration Main Event

 

 

6.         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 privilege 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:

 

  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.

 

 

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.         Design Review Board

b.         City Council Evaluation

 

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.

 

7.         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 August 25, 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, August 28, 2003 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

8.         Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation

            Consider request from absence from meeting

            Presentations:  Constitution Week

                                     Historic Home Plaque

                                     Capital Improvement Program Citizens Advisory Committee

                                     U.S. Flag flown over Afghanistan provided by City Employee

 

8.1              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

 

9.1       Discussion and possible action on minutes for workshop and regular meeting of July 10, 2003 and July 24, 2003.

 

9.2              Bid No. 03-48 – Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a construction contract for the First, Maple and Louise Street Rehabilitation to Young Contractors, Inc., in the amount of $1,253,350.50.

 

9.3              Bid No. 03-60 – Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a Landscape Maintenance contract for various municipal buildings, street medians and park sites to TruGreen Landcare in the amount of $216,457.00 for Section I sites.  Bid amounts received on Section II sites (four electrical sub-station sites, and 18 Water/wastewater facility sites) are considerably more that the current pricing, staff recommends rejection the bids received and rebidding these services.

 

9.4              RFP No. 03-84 – Discussion and possible action rejecting proposals received for the construction of the College Station Conference Center in the 30/60 Corridor.

 

9.5              Bid No. 03-87 – Discussion and possible action a resolution approving a construction contract for the Parallel Water Transmission and Westside Water Services Project to Garney Companies, Inc. in the amount of $4,756,474.00

 

9.6              Bid No. 03-92 – Discussion and possible action a resolution approving a construction contract for Electric System Construction and Maintenance Annual Labor Contract to H&B Construction in the amount of $1,681,758.04.

 

9.7              Bid No. 03-99 – Discussion and possible action on the award of an annual price agreement for Type D hot mix asphalt to Young Contractors, in an amount not to exceed $308,000.00.

 

9.8              Contract No. 03-205 – Discussion and possible action on a contract for professional services with A S & G Claims Administration, Inc. for Third Party Claims Administration Services in the amount of $50,000.00.

 

9.9              Discussion and possible action on a resolution that authorizes the application and acceptance of the FY 2003 Local Law Enforcement Block Grant in the amount of $13,533.00.

 

9.10          Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a professional service contract for the Aerial Survey with Volume Calculations and Semi-Annual Groundwater Monitoring at the Rock Prairie Road Landfill to CSC Engineering and Environmental Consultants, Inc in the amount not to exceed $70,500.00.

 

9.11          Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a professional service contract with Holster and Associates for design services related to the expansion of Lincoln Center and a multi-purpose pavilion for W.A. Tarrow Park in the amount of $70,540.00.

 

9.12          Discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing the expenditure of funds for a Council approved Optional Relocation Program (ORP) project with demolition/construction costs in the amount of $53,670.00.

 

9.13          Discussion and possible action on an Optional Relocation Program (ORP) Rehousing Agreement between the City and an eligible housing assistance applicant, and authorization of the expenditure of funds by resolution for demolition/construction costs of $61,940.00.

 

9.14          Discussion and possible action on the ratification and authorization of purchase of crushed stone, 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.

 

9.15          Discussion and possible action authorizing additional professional engineering services for relocation of Well No. 7 and Well No. 7 Collection Line Change Order No. 1 to Professional Services Contract 01-127.

 

9.16          Discussion and possible action on Change Order 2 to Professional Services Contract 01-155 with Mitchell and Morgan, LLP on the Wolf Pen Creek Lower Trails Phase I Project, in the amount of $3,000.00.

 

 

 

Regular Agenda

 

10.1     Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding an update on the 2-1-1 Texas/First all for Help system operated by the United Way of the Brazos Valley.

 

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

 

10.3     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on Land Use Assumptions and Capital Improvement Plan for the proposed Steeplechase Sanitary Sewer Impact Fee Area.

 

10.4     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Section 7.3.C.2.d of the Unified Development Ordinance providing additional opportunities for driveway to residential corner lots.

 

10.5     Presentation, discussion and possible action on adoption of the 2003-2004 Strategic Plan.

 

10.6     Presentation, discussion and possible action on the City of College Station 2003-2004 Proposed Budget.

 

10.7     Presentation, discussion and possible action on an ordinance providing for City Charter Amendments.

 

10.8     Presentation, discussion and possible action on appointments to the Design Review Board.

 

10.9     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, Facade 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)

 

11.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for August 28, 2003.

 

12.       Final action on executive session, if necessary.

 

13.       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 25, 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.