Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday, October 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 regarding the acquisition of certain properties for the Bee Creek Channelization Project.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on revising the format for City Council agenda coversheets.

 

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on the quarterly evaluation of City Council appointed boards, committees, and commissions as well as preparation for City Council mid-year retreat.

 

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 October 9, 2003

            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.

 

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/ Hotel-Conference Center

 

               2.  Proposal for development of lots 1-11, lot 22 and block 11, Old City Hall-Boyett Addition, Generally located at the northeast corner of Church Avenue and Wellborn Road

 

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.  Property for future cemetery, parks and other public uses located southeast of the Wellborn community and northwest of the Millican Community in Brazos County.

 

            2.  SH 40/ Greens Prairie Road intersection realignment right-of-way acquisition

 

3.  Property for Bee Channelization project-- 0.042 acre tract-- Part of Lot 9, Block 1--Camelot Addition Section 3

 

4.  Rock Prairie waterline easement acquisition-- 20 foot easement in the Thomas Caruthers League

 

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 Monday, October 6, 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, October 9, 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:  City of College Station 65th  Birthday

                                     Fire Prevention Week

                                     Lights on after School

                                     Brazos Valley Cyclists

 

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 28, 2003 and special meeting of September 25, 2003.

 

10.2     Bid No. 01-97 – Discussion and possible action on a renewal agreement with National Tree Expert Company for electric system tree trimming contract, an estimated annual expenditure of $268,624.00.

 

10.3     Bid No. 03-110 – Discussion and possible action on the award of an annual price agreement for various street materials to Young Contractors, in the amount not to exceed $340,950.

 

10.4     Bid No. 03-114 – Discussion and possible action on the purchase of three (3) electrical substation breakers for a total expenditure of $64,935.00.

 

10.5     Contract No. 03-138 – Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a professional services contract with Freese & Nichols, Inc. to provide survey, design and construction document preparation services for the Water Service Extension Project in the amount of $407,000.00.

 

10.6     RFP 03-42 – Discussion and possible action on Collection Agreement (s) for delinquent accounts for Utilities, Municipal Ambulance Service, Municipal Court Fines/Fees, and other miscellaneous revenue.  

 

 

 

10.7     Discussion and possible action on a renewal of the annual agreement with Clean Harbors Environmental Services for the collection and disposal of Household and Hazardous Waste Collection and Disposal Services for an annual estimated expenditure of $125,908.80.

 

10.8     Discussion and possible action on ratifying Change Order 2 to the L.D. Kemp Excavating, Inc., BVSWMA Landfill Cell Construction Contract in the amount of $30,266.85.

 

10.9     Discussion and possible action regarding City of College Station ordinance restricting the duration of carnivals, sideshows, menageries, and special events. 

 

10.10   Discussion and possible action on an oversize participation request for increased cost for the construction of a 10 and 12-inch diameter sanitary sewer line within Edelweiss Gartens Phase 5 in the amount of $33,159.50.

 

10.11   Discussion and possible action on a resolution appointing election officials to serve in the November 4, 2003 City of College Station general obligation bond election and charter amendment election.

 

10.12   Discussion and possible action for two resolutions of the City of College Station, Texas, determining a public necessity to acquire certain easements; giving notice of an official determination to acquire property for the Rock Prairie Road Water Line Project; and establish procedures for the acquisition of easements.

 

10.13   Discussion and possible action on an oversize participation (OP) request for increased cost for the construction of Decatur Drive within Shenandoah Subdivision Phase 9 in the amount of $13,313.00.

 

10.14   Discussion and possible action on an oversize participation (OP) request for increased cost for the construction of a 12-inch diameter water line along Decatur Drive in Shenandoah Subdivision Phase 9 in the amount of $15,086.75.

 

10.15   Discussion and possible action on a resolution for the Comprehensive Selective Traffic Enforcement Program grant contract for fiscal year 2004.

 

10.16   Discussion and possible action on an oversize participation request for increased cost for the construction of Victoria Avenue within Westfield Village Phase 6 in the amount of $10,367.00.

 

10.17   Discussion and possible action on an oversize participation (OP) request for increased cost for the construction of a 12-inch diameter water line along Victoria Avenue Westfield Village Phase 9 in the amount of $7,780.00.

 

10.18   Contract No. 03-218 – Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving professional services contract in the amount of $150,000.00 with Pledger Kalkmey, Inc. to design new roadways water, sewer and storm drain infrastructure in the 30/60 area.

 

10.19   Discussion and possible action on a resolution of the City of College Station, Texas, determining public necessity, giving notice of said determination and establishing procedures for the acquisition of certain properties for the Bee Creek Channelization Project.

 

Regular Agenda

 

11.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on a rezoning for 15.016 acres, generally located 2,025 feet to the south of Graham Road along the east side of Wellborn Road, from A-O Agricultural Open to R-1 Single-Family Residential.

 

11.2     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on a rezoning from A-O Agricultural Open and R-1 Single-Family Residential to A-P Administrative Professional and R-1 for the Henry Kapchinski property, 20.82 acres located at the southern corner of North Forest Parkway and the Earl Rudder Freeway frontage road.

 

11.3     Discussion and possible action on a resolution of the City Council supporting the passage of the City of College Station general obligation bond authorization election called for November 4, 2003.

 

12.       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 meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for October 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 Monday, October 6, 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.