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

Thursday August 26, 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.

 

1.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding amending the Unified Development Ordinance to increase standards for non-residential developments in all zoning districts except in the M-1, M-2 and R&D Districts.

 

2.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action on all recommendations to date from the Neighborhood Ad Hoc Task force regarding neighborhood integrity issues.

 

3.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action on an ordinance adopting the revised City of College Station Employee Handbook.

 

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 August 20, 2004

August 23         Budget Workshop Meeting, 3:00 p.m., Council Chambers

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

August 26         Presentation to Chet Edwards, 2:00 p.m. Council Chambers

August 31         Budget Workshop Meeting, 3:00 p.m., Council Chambers

September 1     Brazos Animal Shelter, 12:00 p.m.

September 6     Labor Day – City Offices Closed

September 9     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 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

 

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.                  Condemnation for easement for Bee Creek Channelization Combined Project.


 

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 August 20, 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

Thursday August 26, 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

 

 

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 City Council minutes for June 24, 2004.

 

11.2     Bid No. 04-42 – Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a construction contract for the Wolf Pen Creek Upper Trails, Drainage Improvements, and Parking Lot Project – Phase I, WP-9903, WP-9905 and SD-9901 to JaCody, Inc., in the amount of $2,047,786.25.

 

11.3     Bid No. 04-64 – Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving the construction contract for the Dominik Street Rehabilitation Improvements in the amount of $871,838.35.

 

11.4     Bid No. 04-84 – Discussion and possible action on an annual price agreement for the purchase of electric meters maintained in inventory in the amount of $77,860.00.

 

11.5     Contract No. 04-162 – Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a Professional Service Contract with Joe Orr, Inc. in the amount of $65,000.00 for professional land surveyor services for Electric Capital Improvement Projects.

 

11.6     Discussion and possible action on a resolution authorizing the condemnation of real property needed for an easement in order to develop the Bee Creek Channelization Combined Project.


 

11.7     Discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a Professional Service Contract for the Aerial Survey with Volume Calculations and Semi-Annual Groundwater Monitoring at the Rock Prairie Road Landfill to CSC Engineering & Environmental Consultants, Inc., in the amount not to exceed $70,500.00.

 

11.8     Discussion and possible action on a resolution stating that the City Council has reviewed and approved the City’s Investment Policy and Investment Strategy.

 

11.9     Discussion and possible action on a resolution to increase the budget authority, for hard construction costs, currently allowed in Section VII.A. of the Community Development Option Relocation Program (ORP) housing assistance guidelines.

 

11.10   Discussion and possible action on an Optional Relocation Program (ORP) Rehousing Agreement between the City of College Station and an eligible housing assistance applicant, and authorization of the expenditure of funds, by resolution, for demo/construction costs of $70,770 for the project.

 

11.11   Discussion and possible action on an ordinance approving the renumbering of the City of College Station City Charter and providing an effective date.

 

11.12   Discussion and possible action on an agreement with the City of Bryan, Brazos County and low Brazos County Emergency Communications District to purchase and operate a power AM radio broadcast system to aid in dissemination of emergency information.

 

11.13   Discussion and possible action regarding reciprocal access easement agreement between the City of College Station and Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations, Inc.

 

Regular Agenda

 

Vision Statement 1 – Core Services

 

12.1     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance levying assessments against various persons and their property, for the payment of a part of the cost of Longmire Drive, from Graham to Cypress Meadows.

 

12.2     Public hearing, discussion and possible action on the City of College Station 2004-2005 proposed budget.

 

12.3     Presentation, discussion and possible action to call a public hearing for September 9, 2004 on an ad valorem tax rate for fiscal year 2004-2005.

 

13.      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)

 

14.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for August 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 August 20, 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.