Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Tuesday, November 25, 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 establish a City policy regarding art in public places.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on a proposed venue tax to support a county conference center located near the county expo center.

 

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 November 20, 2003

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 3     Research Valley Partnership Board of Directors Meeting

December 4     City Council Workshop and Regular Meeting

December 5     Christmas in the Park, 6:30 p.m. Central Park

December 7     Bryan/College Station Holiday Parade “A Hollywood Christmas”

2:00 p.m.

December 9     Chamber of Commerce Inner Circle Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.

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

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

December 16   Holiday Reception, Late Afternoon, George Bush Library

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. 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

 

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.  Recreation Project by Fidelis Ventures L.L.C on four-acre tract in Wolf Pen Creek

 

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 Friday, November 21, 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, November 25, 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:  Bill Erwin

 

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

 

Vision Statement 1 – Core Services

 

10.1     Discussion and possible action on minutes for the special meeting of September 12, 2003 and November 10, 2003.

 

102      Discussion and possible action on amendment no. 1 to the Interlocal Agreement (ILA) with Texas A&M University (TAMU) for Wholesale Sewer to provide service to the Pornada Tract.

 

10.3     Discussion and possible action on the second 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.

 

10.4     Discussion and possible action on the annual renewal agreement for Gasoline and Diesel Fuel in the amount of $486,420.

 

10.5     Discussion and possible action on a purchase request for installation of floor covering at the City of College Station Library in the amount of $76,762.90.

 

10.6     Discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing the redemption of City of College Station, Texas Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 1998.

 

 

 

 

 

Vision Statement 4 – Economic Development

 

10.7     Discussion and possible action on a resolution placing the College Station Business Development Corporation into dormant status.

 

10.8     Discussion and possible action on a lease renewal of 101 Church Avenue to Deluxe Burger Bar of College Station.

 

Regular Agenda

 

Vision Statement 3 – Planning and Development

 

11.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning Montelongo’s Jewelry, Lots 17 & 18, Block D, College Heights Addition, consisting of 0.34 acres located at the northeast corner of University Drive and Nimitz Street, from PDD Planned Development District to C-3 Light Commercial.

 

11.2     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an amendment to the sign ordinance regarding the sign area calculation.

 

12.       Discussion, review and possible action regarding the following meetings:  Brazos County Health Department, Brazos Animal Shelter, Brazos Valley Council of Governments, 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)

 

13.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss mattes posted on the executive session agenda for November 25, 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 Friday, November 21, 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.