Mayor

City Council

 

 

Ron Silvia

James Massey

 

 

Mayor Pro Tempore

John Happ

 

 

Dennis Maloney

Robert Wareing

 

 

City Manager

Susan Lancaster

 

 

Thomas E. Brymer

Nancy Berry

 

 

 

 

 

 

College Station, Traditional Values, Progressive Thinking in the Research Valley

 

 

 

 

Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Monday August 9, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

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

 

1.                  Presentation, discussion, update and  possible action related to Core Services Vision Statement, Strategy No. 5 We will provide streets, traffic and transportation systems.

 

2.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action by City Council on staff reviews and recommendations from the Neighborhood Ad Hoc Citizens Task Force on overlay districts and the number of unrelated living together.

 

3.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action on the FY 2004-2005 Proposed Budget.

 

4.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action on the proposed 2004-2005 Strategic Plan.

 

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 August 6, 2004

            August 10-13   Transportation Summit, Dallas

            August 11         Transportation Committee Meeting, Irving

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

            August 17         Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting, 8:00 a.m.

August 17         Budget Workshop Meeting, 3:00, Council Chambers

            August 18         Research Valley Partnership Board of Directors Meeting, 3:00 p.m.

            August 25         History Lunch Lecture, 12:00 p.m., CS Conference Center

            August 26         City Council Workshop and Regular Meeting

 

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

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

  5.          TXU Lone Star Gas Rate Request.

  6.          Cause No. 03-002098-CV-85, Brazos County – College Station v. Wellborn Special Utility District

  7.          Cause No. 04-000708-CV-361, Brazos County – College Station v. Westfield Addition, Ltd., et al.

  8.          Civil Action No. H-04-1921, U.S. District Court (Houston) – Blue Dolphin, Inc.v. College Station

 

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 privately developed hotel.

2.                  Texas Avenue crossing.


 

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 August 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 and Cable Access Channel 19.

 


Agenda

College Station City Council

Regular Meeting

Monday August 9, 2004 at 6:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

10.       Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation

            Consider request from absence from meeting

            Presentation:  Employee Recognition

 

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     Discussion and possible action on the City Council minutes for June 28, 2004, June 29, 2004, July 1, 2004 and July 22, 2004.

 

12.2     Discussion and possible action on canceling the annual agreement with Labor Ready, primary contractor for temporary employment services in the Service Category, and awarding the primary contract for the Service Category to Willstaff Worldwide.

 

12.3     Discussion and possible action on a contract with Gulf States Asphalt for an annual blanket purchase order to provide emulsified asphalt for the maintenance of streets.

 

12.4     Discussion and possible action on Change Order No. 2 to Lift Station No. 1 Gravity Sewer Professional Services Contract with Camp Dresser and McKee, Inc., for additional design services needed to change the alignment of the sewer line to accommodate planned developments by Spring Creek CS Development Ltd., in the amount of $36,400.00.

 

12.5     Discussion and possible action on an advance funding agreement (AFA) with TxDOT providing streetscape improvements in conjunction with the Texas Avenue Widening project for an estimated amount of $198,595.

 

12.6     Discussion and possible action on the Community Development Division’s proposed Fiscal Year 2004-2005 Action Plan and Budget.


 

12.7     Discussion and possible action on appointment of Chief Michael Strope, Bryan Police Department to fill unexpired term held by Mayor Wentrcek of Bryan.

 

12.8     Discussion and possible action on a Real Estate Contract with Machine Works, Inc., authorizing the purchase of real property needed for an exclusive public utility easement and a temporary construction easement in order to develop the Water Transmission Line Project in the amount of $158,000.

 

12.9     Discussion and possible action on a General Fund contingency transfer for costs associated with the 2003 bond election in the amount of $27,000.

 

12.10   Discussion and possible action on calling a public hearing on the City of College Station 2004-2005 Proposed Budget for August 26, 2004.

 

12.11   Discussion and possible action on extending the bank depository agreement with First American Bank for one additional year.

 

12.12   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 utility litigation for Bickerstaff, Heath, Smiley, Pollan, Kever & McDaniel, L.L.P., for an additional $100,000.00.

 

12.13   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 utility litigation for Mathews & Freeland, L.L.P. for an additional $100,000.00.

 

12.14   Discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing participation with other cities in studying possibilities for municipalization of gas distribution services; authorizing said coalition to retain counsel and consultants; authorizing legal counsel to the allied coalition of cities to enter into discussions with the purchasers of TXU’s gas utilities assets; authorizing payment from funds retained by the steering committee of cities served by TXU Gas.

 

12.15   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 section of Suffolk Avenue.

 

12.16   Discussion and possible action on an ordinance adopting the Sewer Master Plan for Williams Creek Subdivision as the approved sewer plan for Williams Creek Subdivision.


 

Regular Agenda

 

Vision Statement 1 – Core Services

 

13.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on Budget Amendment No. 2 to the City of College Station 2003-2004 Budget authorizing an increase in appropriations of $1,766,504.

 

13.2     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 9 “Subdivision Regulations” requiring that all new subdivision have water systems that meet design guidelines providing fire flows.

 

Vision Statement 3 – Planning and Development

 

13.3     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance to remove Appomattox Drive from the Thoroughfare Plan between Switch Station Road and Horse Haven Lane.

 

13.4     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning Horse Haven Estates, consisting of approximately 20 acres from A-O Agricultural Open to R-1 Single-Family Residential and approximately 3 acres from A-O Agricultural Open to C-2 Commercial Industrial, generally located on the east side of Earl Rudder Freeway, south of State Highway 30.

 

13.5     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance for a rezoning in the Shenandoah Subdivision along the SH 6 frontage road from A-O Agricultural Open and A-P Administrative Professional to A-P Administrative Professional (2.102 acres) and C-1 General Commercial (3.341 acres) and a rezoning in the Shenandoah Subdivision west of Spring Creek from A-O Agricultural Open to R-1 Single Family Residential (2.408 acres).

 

Vision Statement 1 – Core Services

 

13.6     Presentation, discussion and possible action of Façade Improvement Committee appointments.

 

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, Facade Improvement Program Advisory Committee, Fraternal Partnership, 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,   (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 August 9, 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 August 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, and Cable Access Channel 19.