Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday January 22, 2004 at 3:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers, 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 Bryan-College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Conference Center feasibility study and February 7, 2004 venue tax election called by Brazos County.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding goals and objectives of the Department of Public Communications.

 

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action providing Council direction and possible policy changes on the use and computation of user fees.

 

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

            Agenda Planning Calendar as of January 16, 2004

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

            January 19        Martin Luther King Jr. Day City Hall Closed

            January 20        Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting, 8:00 a.m.

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

            January 21        Research Valley Partnership Board of Directors Meeting, 3:00 p.m.

            January 26        Citizens University Session 1, 5:30 p.m.

            January 30        Council Retreat 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

            January 30        College Station Fire Department Annual Recognition Banquet, 6:00 p.m.

            February 2       Citizens University Session 2, 5:30 p.m.

            February 6       AMCC, Galveston

            February 9       Citizen’s University Session 3, 5:30 p.m.

            February 12     City Council Workshop and Regular Meeting

            February 16     Intergovernmental Committee Meeting, 12:00 p.m., Brazos County

 

            February 26     City Council Workshop and Regular Meeting

 

7.         Executive Session will immediately follow the workshop meeting in the Administrative Conference Room.

 

The City Council may consider pending and contemplated litigation subjects.  The following subjects may be discussed:

 

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 privileged 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:

 

The City Council may consider pending and contemplated litigation subjects.  The following subjects may be discussed:

 

1.      Cause No. 52,434-361, Brazos CountyCollege 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 CountyCollege 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

 

Competitive Matter {Gov’t Code Section 51.086}; possible action

The City Council may deliberate, vote, or take final action on a competitive matter in closed session.  The City Council must make a good faith determination, by majority vote of the City Council, that the matter is a Competitive Matter.  A “Competitive Matter” is a utility-related matter that the City Council determines is related to the City of College Station’s Electric Utility Competitive Activity, including commercial information, which if disclosed would give advantage to competitors or prospective competitors.  The following is a general representation of the subject(s) to be considered as a competitive matter.

 

1.         Marketing Plans and Strategy for College Station Electric Utilities

 

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 January 16, 2004 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 January 22, 2004 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:  Historic Home Plaque

                                     School Board Recognition Month

                                     Wear Red for Women Day

                                      Larry Ringer Day

 

10.       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

 

11.1     Discussion and possible action on the minutes for Workshop and Regular meetings November 13, 2003 and January 8, 2004.

 

11.2     Bid No. 04-17 - Discussion and possible action on annual purchase agreement for PVC pipe and fittings with an annual estimated expenditure totaling $149,750.40.

 

11.3     Discussion and possible action on the first renewal of Bid #03-38 for crushed stone to be used at the Rock Prairie Road Landfill for the amount of $215,600.00 annually. 

 

11.4     Discussion and possible action on an exemption from competitive bidding for professional legal services as allowed in LGC 252.022(a)(4) for professional services related to litigation on the City’s Water Well No. 6 by the law firm Coats & Rose.

 

11.5     Discussion and possible action on a proposal for long term disability (LTD) insurance.

 

Regular Agenda

 

Vision Statement 3 – Planning and Development

 

12.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on a rezoning from C-3 Light Commercial to PDD Planned Development district for the Space Control Limited located at 3820 and 3910 Harvey road.

 

12.2     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on a rezoning for Tract 9, consisting of 9.62 acres, and Tract 7, consisting of 5.22 acres, of the Kenneth W. Schick Addition, generally located on the southeast corner of Southwest Parkway and Wellborn Road, from A-O Agricultural-Open and C-1 General Commercial to 11.98 acres R-4 Multi-Family and 2.86 acres A-O Agricultural-Open.

 

13.       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)

 

14.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for January 22, 2004.

 

15.       Final action on executive session, if necessary.

 

16.       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 January 16, 2004 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.