Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday May 27, 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 Bryan/College Station Community Health Clinic update.

 

3.         Presentation, discussion and possible action on adopting an Integration and Facilitation Plan of the “Research Valley” Brand for the City of College Station.

 

4.         Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the City Center Committee quarterly update.

 

5.         Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding a Ciudad Real Committee.

 

6.         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.

 

7.         Council Calendars

            Agenda Planning Calendar as of May 21, 2004

            May 24            Canvass of Election and Swearing In Ceremony, 12:00 p.m.

            May 24            TML Region X Meeting, Cameron, TX.

            May 25            Council Retreat

            May 27            City Council Workshop and Regular Meeting

            May 31            Memorial Day – City Offices Closed

            June 9              Fire Station No. 5 Groundbreaking, 3:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.         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. 02-002445-CV-272, Brazos County – Evelyn L. Bruce v. College Station, C.D. Henderson, Inc., and Scott Elliott, d/b/a Elliott Construction

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

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

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

7.         TXU Lone Star Gas Rate Request.

8.         Cause No. 03-002098-CV-85, BrazosCounty – College Station v. Wellborn Special Utility District

9.         Cause No. 04-000708-CV-361, Brazos CountyCollege Station v. Westfield Addition, Ltd., et al.

 

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.         Property on Wellborn Road for potential use as a Cemetery.

            2.         Discussion of possible site for city cemetery located at Harvey Mitchell Parkway and Raymond Stotzer Parkway.

            3.         Purchase of land for Fire Station #3 relocation to serve the southwestern portion of College Station.

            4.         Purchase of land for landfill site in Grimes County.

 

 

Competitive Matter {Gov’t Code Section 551.086}; 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.         Easements and right-of–ways.

 

 

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.         Evaluation of Council Members for position of Mayor Pro Tempore.

 

 

9.         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 May 21, 2004 at 12:00 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 May 27, 2004 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

10.       Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation

            Consider request from absence from meeting

            Presentations: Buddy Poppy Day

Certificates of Appreciation to the Neighborhood Ad Hoc Task Force                                                                                                    Committee Members   

                                    Service Plaques to the Mayor and Council members

 

11.       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

 

12.1     Bid No. 03-62 – Discussion and possible action on the renewal agreement for the annual rental of heavy machinery for an annual expenditure of $100,000.00.

 

12.2     Bid No. 04-44 – Discussion and possible action on annual bid for the purchase of water meters maintained in inventory for an annual expenditure of $101,602.50

 

12.3     RFP No. 04-46 – Discussion and possible action to reject a proposal to provide a comprehensive GPS system for the Rock Prairie Road Landfill.

 

12.4     Discussion and possible action on the purchase of seven (7) copiers from Ikon Office Solutions through the Texas Association of School Boards (BuyBoard) Cooperative Agreement in the amount of $94,250.00.

 

12.5     Discussion and possible action on the purchase of street signs materials for a total of $109,300.50.

 

12.6     Discussion and possible action on an interlocal agreement with Brazos County Emergency Communications District (911) for the purpose of fulfilling and implementing their respective public and governmental purposes, needs, objectives, programs and services for all procurement related activities.

 

 

 

12.7     Discussion and possible action on a resolution to approve a contract to exercise the option to purchase 20 acres owned by Bobby Trant, Patsy Langford and Robin Johnson in the amount of $65,500.00.

 

12.8     Discussion and possible action on a resolution to approve a contract to exercise the option to purchase 387.195 acres currently owned by Harold and Rosealice Trant in the amount of $1,268,096.38.

 

12.9     Discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 10, “Traffic Code,” Section 4E(3)(a) and (b) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station prohibiting parking on a section of Ashford Drive extending from the intersection of Southwest Parkway and Ashford to a point 190 feet south of the intersection.

 

12.10   Discussion and possible action on an annual agreement for temporary employment services awarding a primary contractor and a secondary contractor.

 

Vision Statement 2 – Parks and Leisure Services

 

12.11   Discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing acceptance of credit card payments for cemetery sales, park facility rentals, program registration and recreation services.

 

Vision Statement 3 – Planning and Development

 

12.12   Discussion and possible action on a resolution amending Chapter 14, College Station Code of Ordinances, by waiving development related fees for City projects and for other governmental entities.

 

Vision Statement 4 – Economic Development

 

12.13    Presentation, discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a real estate contract for bid 04 12, the sale of 111 Luther Street to an eligible first time homebuyer, and to provide down payment assistance to facilitate the purchase.

 

 

Regular Agenda

 

Vision Statement 3 – Planning and Development

 

13.1     Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding report and recommendations from the Neighborhood Ad Hoc Task Force.

 

13.2     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on a City initiated rezoning for 56.05 acres, generally located east of Arrington Road, north of the College Station City limits, and west of State Highway 6, from A-O Agricultural Open to C-1 General Commercial.

 

 

 

13.3     Public hearing, discussion and possible action to consider Growth Trends in College Station.

 

 

13.4     Bid No. 04-52 – Discussion and possible action on an annual bid for purchase of various electrical materials maintained in inventory, the bid provides for two one year extensions with the mutual consent of the City and bidders.

 

13.5     Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a contract for the grant of federal HOME funds to the proposed Terrace Pines Apartment Homes senior housing development.

 

13.6     Presentation, discussion and possible action on the appointing a City Council member as Mayor Pro Tempore.

 

13.7     Presentation, discussion and possible action on appointing a City Council member to the Research Valley Partnership Board of Directors to fill an expired term.   

 

14.       Discussion, review and possible action regarding the following meetings:  Brazos County Health Department, Brazos Animal Shelter, Brazos Valley Council of Governments, Cemetery Committee, City Center 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, Neighborhood Task Force, Parks and Recreation Board, Planning and Zoning Commission, Sister City Association, TAMU Student Senate, The Research Valley Partnership, Transportation Committee, Visitors Information Center, Wolf Pen Creek Oversight Committee, Zoning Board of Adjustments, International Festivals Committee.  (See attached posted notices for subject matters)

 

15.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for May 27, 2004.

 

16.       Final action on executive session, if necessary.

 

17.       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 May 21, 2004 at 12:00 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.