Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday March 11, 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 establishing a victim’s advocate position within the police department.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action by City Council for staff direction on trailer parking in the City of College Station.

 

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on a status update to R-1 zoned neighborhood report and related process.

 

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 March 5, 2004

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

            March 8           GB Presidential Library Foundation/Wells Fargo Program on Ethics,

                                    6:00 p.m., Annenberg Presidential Conference Center

            March 11         United Way Annual Recognition Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., CS Hilton

            March 15         Intergovernmental Committee Meeting, 12:00 p.m., College Station

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

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

            March 22         Citizen’s University Session 8, 6:00 p.m. College Station Utilities

            March 23         Veterans Service Officers Conference opening ceremony, 8:00 a.m., CS Hilton

            March 25         City Council Workshop and Regular Meeting

            March 25-28    Brazos Valley International Festival

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

 

 

            March 29         Citizen’s University Session 9, 6:00 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers

            April 3              Citizen’s University Session 10, Tour and Graduation

            April 13            Citizens Committee Banquet, 6:30 p.m., Pebble Creek Country Club

 

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 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. 02-002445-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 County – College 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

 

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 March 5, 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.cstx.gov, Cable Access Channel 19 and The Eagle.

 

 


 

Agenda

College Station City Council

Regular Meeting

Thursday March 11, 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:  Brazos Beautiful Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off

                                     Boys and Girls Club

 

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 the workshop and regular meeting on February 26, 2004.

 

11.2     Discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 10, “Traffic Code” Section 4E(3)(b) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station prohibiting parking on a 140 foot section of Spring Loop.

 

11.3     Discussion and possible action on a resolution by the City Council of the City of College Station, Texas, directing publication of notice of the intention to issue certificates of obligation not to exceed $9,500,000.

 

11.4     Discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 10, Section 2F, of the College Station Code of Ordinances regarding the Traffic Control Device Inventory, Schedule V (School Zones).

 

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

 

Vision Statement 2 – Parks and Leisure

 

11.6     Discussion and possible action regarding a purchase order to the Brazos Valley Softball Umpires Association for umpiring services for Parks and Recreation athletic programs for calendar year 2004 in accordance with contract 02-185.

 

 

Vision Statement 3 – Planning and Development

 

11.7     Discussion and possible action on vacating and abandoning a fifteen (15) foot wide public utility easement, which crosses and lies within Lots 3 and 4, Block 1, University Preserve Subdivision, City of College Station.

 

Regular Agenda

 

12.1     Presentation, discussion and possible action to authorize staff to proceed with a refunding of certain general obligation bonds for a saving to the city versus the current outstanding bonds.

 

12.2     Presentation, discussion and possible action on a resolution supporting the fraternal partnership agreement between the City of College Station and the City of Cuidad Real, Spain.

 

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 March 11, 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 March 5, 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.cstx.gov, Cable Access Channel 19 and The Eagle.