Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Tuesday, September 23, 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 status report for the activities of the Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on a study of the City’s growth, trends and projections.

 

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding plans for a community information center.

 

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 September 19, 2003

            September 22   13th Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic

            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 25   Special Council Meeting

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

            October 7        Transportation Committee Meeting, 5:00 p.m. City Hall

            October 9        City Council Workshop and Regular Meeting

            October 15      “Exploring College Station History” featuring former Mayor Gary Halter, 11:30 a.m., CS Conference Center

            October 15      Research Valley Partnership Board of Directors Meeting, 3:00 p.m.

            October 16      2003 Youth Career Fair, Reed Arena

            October 18      City of College Station 65th Birthday Tree Planting

            October 19      City of College Station 65th Birthday Main Event VIP Reception, 1:00 p.m., P. David Romei Arts Center

 

7.         Executive Session will immediately follow the workshop meeting in the Administrative Conference Room.

 

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. 21927 – College Station request to maintain current certification

28.       Cause No. 52,434-361, Brazos County – College Station v. Wolf Pen Creek, Ltd., et al.

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

 

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

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

32.       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

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

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

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

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

37.       TXU Lone Star Gas Rate Request.

38.       Wellborn Special Utility District, Cease and Desist

39.       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:

 

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

 

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 September 19, 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 23, 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

            Presentations: Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week

                                    Public Power Week

Professional Planning Award from the Central Texas Section of the     American Planning Association

 

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 minutes for the workshop and regular meeting of August 11, 2003.

 

10.2     Bid No. 03-51 – Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a construction contract for the replacement of lights at the Jane Pully Softball Fields at Bee Creek Park to Liteco Electric, Inc, in the amount of $87,565.00.

 

10.3     Discussion and possible action on the purchase requests for FY 04 items exempt from competitive bidding as described more fully in Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 252.022 (a) (7).

 

10.4     Discussion and possible action on a resolution amending Chapter 14, College Station Code of Ordinances, by waiving the application fee for the Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals in certain situations.

 

10.5     Discussion and possible action to extend contract insurance coverage for one year on Excess Workers’ Compensation and Liability.

 

10.6     Discussion and possible action to ratify Change Order #1 to consultant contract 02-160 with TruGreen Land Care doing business as Land Design Studio for consulting services for the Northgate Redevelopment Implementation Plan, increasing the contract by $800.00.

 

 

 

10.7     Discussion and possible action on contract insurance coverage with TML for Real & Personal Property, Mobile Equipment, Boiler & Machinery, Auto Fleet Catastrophic and Employee Dishonesty.

 

Regular Agenda

 

11.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amendment to the Comprehensive Plan – Land Use Plan from Office to Retail Regional for Lots G-2A and G-2B, Ponderosa Place, consisting of 2.63 acres, and located at 1745 and 1751 Rock Prairie Road at the northwest corner of Rock Prairie Road and Longmire Drive.

 

11.2     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning 2.63 acres from C-2 Commercial Industrial, to C-1 General Commercial, for Lots G-2A and G-2B, Ponderosa Place located at 1745 and 1751 Rock Prairie Road at the northwest corner of Rock Prairie Road and Longmire Drive.

 

11.3     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning 71.37 acre-tact from A-O Agricultural Open to R-1 Single-Family and R-2 Duplex located between Graham and Baron Roads near Wellborn Road.

 

11.4     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning 113.201 acres from A-O Agricultural Open to C-1 General Commercial and PDD Planned Development District for the Villas at Harvey near the intersection of SH 30 and FM 158 area.

 

11.5     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on institution of impact fees for the proposed Steeplechase Sanitary Sewer Impact Fee Area.

 

11.6     Bid No. 03-101 – Presentation, discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a construction contract for the development of a Zone 10 neighborhood park to Orion Construction in the amount of $237,033.27.

 

11.7     Discussion and possible action on two appointments to the Brazos Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau to fill expired terms.

 

11.8     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)

 

 

 

 

12.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for September 23, 2003.

 

13.       Final Action on executive session, if necessary.

 

14.       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 19, 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.