Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday February 26, 2004 at 3:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers

College Station, Texas

 

1.                  Discussion of consent agenda items listed for Regular Council Meeting.

 

2          Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the racial profiling report required annually by Senate Bill 1074, Texas 77th Legislative Session.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on issues related to neighborhood integrity and rental housing.

 

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding intergenerational park improvements: neighborhood parks status; athletic field equity and usage; and Veterans Park and Athletic Complex update.

 

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 February 20, 2004

            February 23     Citizen’s University Session 5, 6:00 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers

            February 24     Chamber of Commerce Luncheon honoring African American Businesses, 11:30 a.m., Briarcrest Country Club

            February 26     City Council Workshops and Regular Meeting

            March 1           Citizen’s University Session 6, 6:00 p.m. Public Works

            March 4           City Council Special Meeting, 5:30 p.m.

            March 8           Citizens University Session 7, 6:00 p.m., CS Utilities

            March 27         International Festival-Ambassador’s Ball, 6:00 p.m., Hilton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 02-002445-CV-272, Brazos County – Evelyn L. Bruce v. College Station, C.D. Henderson, Inc., and Scott Elliott, d/b/a Elliott Construction

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

6.         Cause No. 03-CV-129115, Fort Bend CountyCollege Station v. Contract Land Staff, Inc.

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

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

9.         TXU Lone Star Gas Rate Request.

10.       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.         The proposed city conference center and associated private development.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Secretary Evaluation

 

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 February 23, 2004 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 February 26, 2004 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

9.         Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation

            Consider request for absence from meeting

            Presentation:  Employee Recognition

 

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 meeting for February 12, 2004 and Special Meeting February 5, 2004.

 

11.2     Bid No. 04-21 – Discussion and possible action on annual bid for purchase of various electrical distribution materials maintained in inventory, with annual estimated expenditures totaling $392,421.04.

 

11.3     Discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing the Chief of Police to sign a user agreement with the Texas Department of Public Safety allowing the College Station Police Department to utilize the driver license image retrieval system.

 

11.4     Discussion and possible action regarding Change Order Number 2 to a contract with Epsilon Engineering for design of Forest Ridge Elementary Access Improvements.

 

11.5     Discussion and possible action on a resolution providing for an exemption from requirements for City of College Station owned vehicles and authorizing the Purchasing Manager and Purchasing Assistant to sign applications, registration forms and/or affidavits necessary to obtain undercover license plates for vehicles on behalf of the City.

 

11.6     Discussion and possible action on the first reading of an ordinance approving a non-exclusive natural gas franchise agreement with TXU Gas Company.

 

11.7     Discussion and possible action on a resolution regarding a professional services contract with Malcolm Pirnie, Inc. (MPI) to provide engineering for the 2004 Water System Improvements in the amount of $541,685.00.

 

11.8     Discussion and possible action on a resolution ordering a general municipal election to be held on May 15, 2004 for the purpose of electing a Mayor, Council Places 2, 4, and 6.  This resolution provides for a joint election to be held between the City of College Station and the College Station Independent School District.  This resolution also orders a runoff election on June 26, 2004 if necessary.

 

11.9     Discussion and possible action on an Interlocal Agreement with Bryan Independent School District for the purpose of fulfilling and implementing their respective public and governmental purposes, needs, objectives, programs and services for all procurement related activities.

 

11.10   Discussion and possible action on vacating and abandoning of a portion of a variable width slope easement encompassing a total area of 0.101 acres in Lot 1, Block 19, Emerald Forest Subdivision Phase 11A, City of College Station. 

 

11.11   Discussion and possible action approving a real estate contract and authorizing the Mayor to sign the real estate contract, which will affect the purchase of real property needed at 1208 Foster Avenue.

 

Vision Statement 2 – Parks and Leisure

 

11.12   Discussion and possible action on a proposed amendment to the ground lease between the City of College Station and the Arts Council of Brazos Valley.

 

Vision Statement 3 – Planning and Development

 

11.13   Discussion and possible action on an amendment to Chapter 9, Subdivision Regulations, of the City of College Station Code of Ordinances altering Section 18, Platting and Replatting within Older Residential Subdivisions.

 

Regular Agenda

 

Vision Statement 3 – Planning and Development

 

12.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning Fairhaven Cove consisting of 12 lots on a 1.81 acre tract located in the Nantucket Subdivision off of Nantucket Drive from A-O Agricultural Open to R-1 Single-Family.

 

12.2     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning 4506 State Highway 6 South, consisting of 9.22 acres, from A-O Agricultural Open to 3.61 acres of C-1 General Commercial and 5.61 acres of C-2 Commercial Industrial.

 

12.3     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning a future phase of Shenandoah consisting of 39.943 acres located west of Southern Plantation Drive from A-O Agricultural Open to R-1 Single Family Residential.

 

 

 

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 February 26, 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 February 23, 2004 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.