Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday November 13, 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 benefits provided in the community by College of Medicine at the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action amending the City of College Station Comprehensive Plan by adopting the F and B Small Area Plan in an area bounded by Turkey Creek Road, Harvey Mitchell Parkway (FM 2818), and Raymond Stotzer Parkway (FM 60).

 

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 3 “Building Regulations”, of the Code of Ordinances by amending certain sections as set out, adopting the 2002 National Electrical Code and related amendments.

 

5.         Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the appointment of a City of College Station representative to the Texas Municipal Power Agency Regional Park Project Advisory Board.

 

6.         Council Calendars

            2003 Council Meeting dates

            Agenda Planning Calendar as of November 7, 2003

            November 10   AMTRAK Presentation – 9:30 a.m. The Hilton

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

            November 11   Veteran’s Day Ceremony – 5:30 p.m. Veterans Park and Athletic Complex

            November 12   McLane Leadership in Business Award Function – 6:00 p.m. Bush Conference Center

November 13   City Council Workshop and Regular Meeting

November 14   Employee Banquet – 6:30 p.m. Brazos Center

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

November 18   Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting – 8:00 a.m. Chamber of Commerce

 

 

November 18   “Exploring College Station History” Lecture Series – 7:00 p.m. CS Conference Center

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 0 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 2     Keep Brazos Beautiful Annual Dinner – Time and Location TBA

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

            January 16        Mid-Year Council Retreat- Time and Location TBA

 

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. 52,434-361, Brazos County – College Station v. Wolf Pen Creek, Ltd., et al.

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

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

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

  5.       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

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

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

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

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

10.        TXU Lone Star Gas Rate Request.

11.               Wellborn Special Utility District

12.               Discussion of possible purchase of properties in the College Hills Subdivision.

13.               Café Eccell Lease

14.               Final action on Executive Session, if necessary.

 

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 Crescent Pointe

 

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

3.                        City Manager Evaluation

 

 

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 November 10, 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, November 13, 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: Bicycle Friendly Community Award

March of Dimes Proclamation

Kids Press Corp Winners

 

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

 

Vision Statement 1 – Core Services

 

9.1       Discussion and possible action on minutes for the workshop and regular meeting of September 23, 2003.

 

9.2       Bid No. 04-05 - Discussion and possible action on annual purchase agreement for various Automotive and Truck Parks in the amount of $102,000.00.

 

9.3       Bid No. 04-08 – Discussion and possible action on an annual agreement to purchase

            prestressed spun cast concrete poles in the amount of $78,774.00.

 

9.4       Contract No. 03-167 – Discussion and possible action on a professional services contract with Epsilon Engineering, Inc. in the amount of $699,973.00 to provide conceptual design and contract documents (Plans, Specifications and Estimates) for the proposed Interchange at Highway 6 at Barron Road and a route study for Barron Road East Access.

 

9.5       Discussion and possible action on a Mutual Aid Agreement between all the entities which comprise the Brazos County Interjurisdictional areas.

 

9.6       Discussion and possible action on a joint resolution establishing an Interjurisdictional Emergency Management Program.

 

9.7       Discussion and possible action regarding an interlocal agreement between the City of College Station and the Texas Department of Public Safety.


 

9.8       Discussion and possible action on a resolution determining a public necessity to acquire a fee simple interest in certain property; giving notice of an official determination to acquire a fee simple interest in property for the Dowling Road 10 Million Gallon Ground Storage Tank Project; and establish procedures for the acquisition of a fee simple interest in property.

 

9.9       Discussion and possible action on a resolution awarding a contract to Young Construction in the amount of $186,056 for the rehabilitation of portions of Longmire Drive and Westridge Street.

 

9.10     Discussion and possible action on an advanced funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation to include the City of College Station Texas Avenue Utilities Relocation Project in the Texas Department of Transportation Texas Avenue Widening Project.

 

9.11          Discussion and possible action on a resolution, determining a public necessity to acquire a fee simple interest in certain property; giving notice of an official determination to acquire a fee simple interest in property for the Well No. 7 Project; and establish procedures for the acquisition of a fee simple interest in property.

 

9.12          Discussion and possible action on a resolution, determining a public necessity to acquire an exclusive public utility easement interest in certain property; giving notice of an official determination to acquire an exclusive public utility easement interest in property for the Well No.7 Collection Line Project; and establish procedures for the acquisition of an exclusive public utility easement interest in property.

 

9.13          Discussion and possible action on the first reading of an ordinance approving a Cable System franchise agreement with Cox Southwest Holdings, L.P. d/b/a Cox Communications which includes an EG fee and an increase in franchise fees.

 

9.14          Discussion and possible action on renewal for employee life and accidental death (AD and D) insurance coverage.

 

9.15          Discussion and possible action on vacating and abandoning a portion of a twenty (20) foot wide sanitary sewer easement encompassing a total area of 0.18 acres in Lot 1, Block 1, Greensworld Subdivision Phase III, City of College Station.

 

Vision Statement 3 – Planning and Development

 

9.16          Discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 3 “Building Regulations”, of the Code of Ordinances by amending certain sections as set out, adopting the 2002 National Electrical Code and related amendments.

 

9.17          Discussion and possible action on resolution revising written policy regarding utility extension outside the city limits.

 

 

 

9.18          Discussion and possible action on an amendment to the Subdivision Regulations regarding certifications on plats.

 

Regular Agenda

 

Vision Statement 2 – Parks and Leisure Services

 

10.1     Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the Children’s Miracle Network Challenger Sports Series for youth with special needs.

 

Vision Statement 3 – Planning and Development

 

10.2          Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning Castlegate Section 5 from A-O Agricultural Open to PDD Planned Development District consisting of 32.138 acres of the Robert Stevenson Survey A-54, generally located north of Greens Prairie Road, west of proposed State Highway 40.

 

10.3          Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning the College Station Medical Center from R-4 Multi-Family and A-O Agricultural Open to C-1 General Commercial, consisting of 25.44 acres located at 1604 Rock Prairie Road.

 

10.4          Public hearing, discussion and possible action amending the City of College Station Comprehensive Plan by adopting the F and B Small Area Plan in an area bounded by Turkey Creek Road, Harvey Mitchell Parkway (FM 2818), and Raymond Stotzer Parkway (FM 60).

 

11.       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, Committee on Proposed Joint Community Information Center, 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 of Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for November 13, 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 Monday, November 10, 2003.

 

 

 

                     

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.