Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Tuesday, September 9, 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 to call a public hearing for Wednesday, September 17, 2003 on an ad valorem tax rate of $0.4777 per $100 assessed valuation for fiscal year 2003-2004.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on a draft concept plan for the City Center and public information efforts related to the November 4, 2003 City of College Station General Obligation Bond Election.

 

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on changes in financial reporting as a result of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement No. 34, Basic Financial Statements – and Management’s Discussion and Analysis – for State and Local Governments, and other changes that are likely to affect governmental financial reporting.

 

5.         Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding an update from Dean International on the City of College Station’s transportation agenda in accordance with Dean International’s scope of work under their contract with the City of College Station.

 

6          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.

 

7.         Council Calendars

            2003 Council Meeting dates

            Council Planning Calendar as of September 5, 2003

            September 8     Transportation Committee Meeting, 5:00 p.m. Admin. Conference Room

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

            September 11   BVCOG 36th Annual Meeting, 6:30 p.m., The Brazos Center

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

 

            September 15   Intergovernmental Committee Meeting, 12:00 p.m., City of Bryan

            September 16   Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting, 8:00 a.m. Chamber of Commerce

            September 17   Research Valley Partnership Board of Directors Meeting, 3:00 p.m.

            September 22   13th Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic

            September 23   City Council Workshop and Regular Meetings

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

            September 23-25 Texas Association of Regional Councils Conference and Exhibition, Hilton College Station & Conference Center

            September 29-30 & October 1, Trip to Washington D.C.

 

8.         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.

 

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

 

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.         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.         Office Building/ Performing Arts Center/ HotelConference Center

 

9.         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 September 4, 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 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

Tuesday, September 9, 2003 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

10.       Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation

            Consider request from absence from meeting

            Presentations:  Constitution Week

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

 

10.1     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

 

11.1     Discussion and possible action on minutes for Special Council meeting, July 22, 2003 and Special Budget Workshop meeting, August 19, 2003.

 

11.2     Bid No. 03-90 – Discussion and possible action on annual purchase agreement for concrete meter boxes to Sims Plastics of Waco in the amount of $56,432.20.

 

11.3     Bid No. 03-104 – Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a construction contract for the Southside System A Rehabilitation Project to Brazos Valley Services in the amount of $421,413.70.

 

11.4     Bid No. 03-105 – Discussion and possible action on annual purchase agreement with multiple vendors for various concrete and steel light poles for an annual estimated expenditure of $331,020.00.

 

11.5     Bid No. 03-109 – Discussion and possible action on the award of an annual price agreement for crushed stone, Type A Grade 2 to Brazos Site Works in the amount not to exceed $88,000.00.

 

11.6     Discussion and possible action on an exemption from competitive bidding for professional legal services as allowed in LGC 252.022(a)(4) for professional services related to utility litigation for Bickerstaff, Heath, Smiley, Pollan, Kever & McDaniel, L.L.P., for an additional $100,000.00.

 

11.7     Discussion and possible action on extending the bank depository agreement with First American Bank for an additional year.

 

11.8     Discussion and possible action on an Interlocal Agreement between the City of College Station and Brazos County for Emergency Medical Services to County residents and set a contract fee for which Brazos County will reimburse the City for Emergency Medical Services provided, in the amount of $150,000.00 for fiscal year 2003-2004.

 

11.9     Discussion and possible action on Change Order No. 1 to a contract with Mitchell & Morgan, L.L.P. for all items necessary to include the design of the City’s Texas Avenue Utility Relocation Project into the bid documents of the Texas Department of Transportation Texas Avenue Widening Project, in the amount of $30,120.00.

 

11.10   Discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 11, “Utilities” Section 2, “Water and Sewer Services,” of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station, Texas by amending certain sections as set out in Exhibit A providing a severability clause; and providing an effective date.

 

11.11   Discussion and possible action on the adoption of a resolution to increase Emergency Medical Transport fees as set forth in Chapter 14, Section 1 and 3 of the Code of City Ordinances of the City of College Station.

 

11.12   Discussion and possible action amending Ordinance No. 2659 providing for City Charter amendments.

 

Regular Agenda

 

12.1     Discussion and possible action on a resolution urging citizens to vote at the City of College Station General Obligation Bond authorization election called for November 4, 2003.

 

12.2     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) to allow “Night Clubs, Bars or Taverns” as a permitted uses in NG-1 Core Northgate and NG-2 Commercial Northgate.

 

12.3     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) modifying the dimensional standards in the Northgate District, Section 5.7 “Design District Dimensional Standards.”

 

12.4     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) modifying Section 7.4, regulations pertaining to permitted signs, handheld signs, attached signs, freestanding signs, and signs for conditional and permitted uses.

 

12.5     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)

 

13.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for September 9, 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 September 4, 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.