Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday, December 18, 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 1) the Convention and Visitors Bureau business and market development plan; and 2) the Convention and Visitors Bureau position on Brazos County proposed use of the venue tax for the Assembly Hall at the Expo Center.  

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding a plan for implementing the 2003 General Obligation Capital Improvements Plan and discussion of the City Centre Concept oversight committee.

 

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

            Agenda Planning Calendar as of December 19, 2003

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

December 12-13          Miracle on Main Street, Downtown Bryan

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

December 16   Holiday Reception, George Bush Library, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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

December 18, 2003     Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues Breakfast with Senator Ogden and Representatives Brown and Cook, 6:45 a.m., Hilton

December 18   City Council Workshop and Regular Meeting

            December 24 – 26       Christmas Holiday City Hall Closed

            January 1          New Year’s Day City Hall Closed

            January 8          City Council Workshop and Regular Meeting

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

            January 16        Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting, 8:00 a.m.

            January 19        Martin Luther King Jr. Day City Hall Closed

            January 21        Chamber of Commerce 2004 Economic Outlook Conference, 7:45 a.m.

            January 22        City Council workshop and Regular Meeting

            January 30        College Station Fire Department Annual Recognition Banquet

            February 12     City Council Workshop and Regular Meeting

            February 26     City Council Workshop and Regular Meeting

 

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

 

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.                   Wellborn Road Cemetery Location

 

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, December 12, 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

Thursday, December 18, 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:  Historic Plaque #73

                                     Historic Land Marks in Brazos County

 

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 workshop and regular meeting of November 25, 2003, December 4, 2003 and special meeting minutes for May 15, 2003.

 

10.2     Bid No. 04-13 Contract 04-019 – Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving the construction contract for the Southside Traffic Calming improvements project to CDS Enterprises, Inc. dba Texcon General Contractors for the base bid of $76,633 and the alternate in the amount of $16,400 for a total of $93,033.00.

 

10.3     Bid No. 04-13 Contract 04-019 – Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a construction contract with Elliott Construction for the University-Lincoln Sewer Upgrade Project in the amount of $74,647.00.

 

10.4     Contract 03-139 – Discussion and possible action approving a professional services contract with Mitchell and Morgan, LLP to provide survey, design and construction document preparation services for the Annexation Wastewater Project in the amount of $203,445.00.

 

10.5     Discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing the condemnation of real property needed for exclusive public utility easements and temporary construction easements in order to develop the Water Transmission Project.  

 

 

 

10.6     Discussion and possible action on 1) an addendum to the current service contract with Professional Computer Software Services, Inc. (PCSS) for the purchase of electronic signature and imaging software modules compatible with the current Municipal Court computer system in the amount of $50,350.00 and 2) approval to use state contract vendors to procure scanning hardware in the amount of $13,200.00.  This is a total expenditure of $63,550.00.

 

10.7     Discussion and possible action on Change Order 4 to the HDR Engineering, Inc., BVSWMA Landfill siting contract in the amount of $200,000.00.

 

10.8     Discussion and possible action on Change Order 6 on the George Bush Widening project reducing the contract amount by $43,568.40.

 

10.9     Discussion and possible action on an amendment to the University Drive Widening Advanced Funding Agreement with TxDot and the City of Bryan.

 

10.10   Discussion and possible action on the renewal of the annual contract for water and wastewater new service tap installation.

 

10.11   Discussion and possible action on a resolution to adopt the annual reports for Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones 1, 4, and 15 and to submit such reports to the taxing entities, State Comptroller’s office and Attorney General’s office.

 

10.12   Discussion and possible action on award of proposal for stop loss insurance for our self-funded employee medical insurance plan.

 

10.13   Discussion and possible action on rejecting proposals received for long term disability insurance (LTD).

 

10.14   Discussion and possible action to revise the fine and fee schedule for civil parking violations.

 

10.15   Discussion and possible action on a one percent salary increase for specific appointed officials.

 

Regular Agenda

 

Vision Statement 3 – Planning and Development

 

11.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning Lots 6, 7 and 8 of Bald Prairie Subdivision, consisting of 11.70 acres located at 13813 Renee Lane, from A-O, Agricultural Open to R-1, Single-Family Residential.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vision Statement 4 – Economic Development

 

11.2     Presentation, discussion and possible action on 1) a Grant Agreement between the City of College Station and Cross Street 1, L.P.; 2) a resolution providing a grant to Cross Street 1, L.P.; and 3) a resolution providing a grant for municipal permits and fees.

 

Vision Statement 1 – Core Services

 

11.3     Presentation, discussion and possible action to make a nomination to the Board of Managers of the Brazos County Emergency Communications District.

 

11.4     Presentation, discussion and possible action on appointments for College Station representatives to the Bryan/College Station Library Committee.

 

11.5     Presentation, discussion and possible action on appointment to the Joint Relief Funding Review Committee for a three-year term. 

 

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 and School District, 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, 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 matters posted on the executive session agenda for December 18, 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, December 12, 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.