Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday, October 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 the Spring Creek Corporate Campus (business park) generally located near the intersection of Highway 6 and Greens Prairie Road and proposed timeline for engineering and development.

 

3.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the status of the College Station Business Development Corporation and potential options for the structure of an economic development organization and economic development policy.

 

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

            Agenda Planning Calendar as of October 17, 2003

            October 20th – 31st Early Voting – locations are at City Hall and Post Oak Mall

October 20      Unveiling of “Genesis” sculpture – Easterwood Airport 12:00 noon

October 21      Intergovernmental Committee Meeting - Noon @ Brazos County

October 21      Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting – 8:00 a.m. @ Chamber

October 21      "Exploring College Station History" Lecture Series - 7:00 p.m. CS Conference Center

October 23      City Council Workshop and Regular Meeting

October 30      TML Region X Meeting and Dinner – 5:00 p.m. in Round Rock November 4    Election Day

November 4     Transportation Committee Meeting – 5:00 p.m. City Hall

            November 10   Canvass Election – 5:00 p.m. Council Chambers

November 13   City Council Workshop and Regular Meeting

November 14   Employee Banquet – 6:00 p.m. Brazos Center

November 17   Intergovernmental Committee Meeting - Noon @ City of College Station

November 19-22         TML Annual Conference and Exhibition – San Antonio

November 19   Leadership Brazos State and Local Govt. Day – 8:00-11:30 a.m. CS Municipal Court Building

November 19   "Exploring College Station History" Lecture Series – 11:00 a.m. CS Conference Center

November 19   Research Valley Partnership Board of Directors Meeting – 3:00 p.m.

November 25   City Council Workshop and Regular Meeting

November 27 – 28  Thanksgiving Holiday

December 1     Dedication of the P. David Romei Arts Center  – 4:00 p.m.

December 2     Transportation Committee Meeting – 5:00 p.m. City Hall

December 4     City Council Workshop and Regular Meeting

December 9 – 13         National League of Cities – Nashville, Tennessee

December 16   Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting– 8:00 a.m. @ Chamber

December 17   Research Valley Partnership Board of Directors Meeting  – 3:00 p.m.

December 18   City Council Workshop and Regular Meeting

            December 24 – 25 Christmas Holiday City Hall Closed

 

6.         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.

 

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 Attorney Evaluation

2.      City Council Evaluation

 

 

 

 

 

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 October 20, 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 23, 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: Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Awards

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 September 9, 2003.

 

10.2     Bid No. 02-107 – Discussion and possible action on renewal of an annual purchase agreement for tires to Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems, Bryan, Texas for an annual estimated expenditure of $76,009.

 

10.3     Contract No. 13-167 - Discussion and possible action approving a professional services contract with Epsilon Engineering, Inc. in the amount of $699,973.00 to provide conceptual design and then contract documents (plans, specifications and estimates) for the proposed interchange at Highway 6 at Barron Road and a route study for Barron Road and a route study for Barron Road East Access.

 

10.4     Discussion and possible action on the purchase of three small, 14 passenger buses to replace three, 15 passenger vans through the Houston-Galveston Area Council of Governments (HGA) in the amount of $123,498.30.

 

10.5     Discussion and possible action on a change order increasing the contract for diesel fuel and gasoline with Brenco Marketing in the amount of $121,605. 

 

10.6     Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving conveyance agreements to transfer ownership of 412 Holleman and 1114 Detroit, two single family undeveloped properties, to the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate.  

 

 

 

 

10.7     Discussion and possible action approving the purchase of real property needed for the City Centre Project located on the Earl Rudder Freeway (SH 6) and Krenek Tap Road and authorizing the Mayor to execute the real estate contract and related documents to effect the conveyance.

 

10.8     Discussion and possible action to approve funding for the City's run off property/casualty and workers compensation claims with Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool for an estimated amount up to $55,000 for property/casualty claims and $80,000 for workers compensation claims.

 

10.9     Discussion and possible action on the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) ordinance to increase the employee deposit rate from 6% to 7% and associated changes.

 

10.10   Discussion and possible action concerning a resolution of the City Council of the City of College Station, Texas, approving and setting fees for Parks and Recreation Facilities and Services.

 

10.11   Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving the FY 2004 Budget of the Brazos County Emergency Communication District.

 

Regular Agenda

 

11.1     Discussion and possible action on a proposed resolution of the City Council of the City of College Station, Texas, appointing the City's representative to the Brazos County Appraisal District Board of Directors for a two year term commencing on January 1, 2004; and providing an effective date.

 

11.2     Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding employee health insurance.

 

11.3     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, International Festivals Committee.  (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 October 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 October 20, 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.