Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Tuesday November 23, 2004 at 3:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

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

 

2.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the City Center Committee recommendations on a conceptual site plan and building concept for the City Center.

 

3.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding connectivity survey results.

 

4.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the activities of the Bike and Hike Task Force as it relates to their prioritization of future CIP trail projects.

 

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

                  November 25-26               Thanksgiving Holiday – Office closed

                  November 29                     Keep Brazos Beautiful Banquet – Hilton – 6:00 p.m.

                  November 30                     George Bush Award in Excellence – Rudder – 6:30 p.m.

                  November 30 – Dec. 3       National League of Cities Conference – Indianapolis

                  December 1                       Brazos Animal Shelter Meeting – Noon

                  December 3                       Holiday in the Park – 6:00 p.m.

                  December 6                       Dr. Gary Halter Reception – 3:00-5:00 p.m.

                  December 7                       Transportation Committee – 5:00 p.m.

                  December 8                       Christmas Open House 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Council Chambers

                  December 9                       City Council Workshop and Regular Meeting – 2:00 p.m.

                  December 15                     Research Valley Partnership – 3:00 p.m.

                  December 20                     Intergovernmental Meeting – Noon

                  December 21                     Chamber of Commerce Meeting – 8:00 a.m.

                  December 21                     City Council Workshop and Regular Meeting 3:00 p.m.

                  December 24-27                Christmas Holiday – Office closed

                  January 3                            New Year Holiday – Office closed

 

7.                  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,  Design Review Board, Façade 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).

 

8.                  Executive Session will immediately follow the workshop meeting in the Administrative Conference Room.

 

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 a 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:

 

1.                  Cause No. 52,434-361, Brazos CountyCollege Station v. Wolf Pen Creek, Ltd., et al.

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

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

4.                  TXU Lone Star Gas Rate Request

5.                  Cause No. 03-002098-CV-85, Brazos CountyCollege Station v Wellborn Special Utility District

6.                  Cause No. 04-002379-CV-272, Brazos County – JK Development 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.      Acquisition of Land Fronting FM 2818 and South Highway 6

2.      Olden property located at the intersection of Rock Prairie and Greens Prairie Roads.

3.      Ritchey property located south of Rock Prairie Road, east of SH6 Bypass and adjacent to College Station Spring Creek Corporate Campus.

4.      Fire Station Land purchase

5.      Aggie Field of Honor

6.      Block 9, College Hills Estates, Second Installment, College Station, Brazos County, Texas

7.      Fransisco Ruiz Survey, Abstract No. 48, J. B. Root Survey, Abstract No. 203, John Smith Survey, Abstract No. 209, Robert Henry Survey, Abstract No. 138, Moses Hughes Survey, Abstract No. 135, Wright Cooley Survey, Abstract No. 253 Brazos County, Texas

 

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.

a.       Amendment to infrastructure agreement

 

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 Attorney evaluation

2.      City Secretary evaluation

3.      Council self evaluation

 

10.  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 November 18, 2004 at 5:00 p.m.

 

This public notice was removed from the official posting board at the College Station City Hall on the following date and time:  ______________________ by _________________________.

 

________________________________

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) 764-3517 or (TDD) 1-800-735-2989.  Internet website http://www.cstx.gov  and Cable Access Channel 19.

College Station City Council

Regular Meeting

Tuesday November 23, 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

(Any citizen may address the City Council for three minutes on city related issues not scheduled on the posted agenda.  An information form is provided at the register table and should be completed prior to 5:45 p.m. and given to the City Secretary.  The City Council will receive the information, ask staff to look into the matter, or place the issue on a future agenda for discussion).

           

Consent Agenda

 

11.1          Presentation, discussion and possible action on Change Order #5 to the HDR Engineering, Inc., BVSWMA Landfill Siting Contract, in the amount of $55,000.

 

11.2          Presentation, discussion and possible action on an amendment of Professional Engineering Services Contract 01-127 to Malcolm Pirnie, Inc. for engineering services associated with water system improvements.

 

11.3          Presentation, discussion and possible action on an amendment of Professional Services Contract 04-062 to Malcolm Pirnie, Inc. for water system security improvements.

 

11.4          Presentation, discussion and possible action on renewal of contract for employee health and dental insurance, employee prescription drug plan, and employee assistance program.

 

11.5          Presentation, discussion and possible action on  approval of a contract for employee life, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D), voluntary life and AD&D, and dependent life insurance.

 

11.6          Presentation, discussion and possible action on approval of contract for employee long term disability (LTD) insurance.

 

11.7          Presentation, 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 and McDaniel, L.L.P., for an additional $53,795.03 for additional bills incurred for fiscal year 2004.

 

11.8          Presentation, discussion and possible action approving amendment #1 to the real estate contract previously approved by Council and authorizing the Mayor to sign same, which will affect the purchase of real property needed for the relocation of Fire Station No. 3 to Barron Road.

 

 

Regular Agenda

Vision Statement III – Planning and Development

 

12.1          Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning for 104 University Drive East “Former Sonic Building” from C-2 commercial industrial to C-1 general commercial, consisting of portions of lots 2 and 17 of the Visoski Subdivision on 0.046 acre tract, generally located at University Drive and Texas Avenue.

 

12.2          Presentation, discussion and possible action on an ordinance granting the petition for annexation of property in the 3800 Block of F&B Road, between FM 2818 and Turkey Creek Road.

 

Vision Statement I – Core Services

 

12.3          Presentation, discussion and possible action to award a construction contract to Gulf States Protective Coatings in the amount of $230,000.00.

 

Vision Statement IV – Economic Development

 

12.4          Presentation, discussion and possible action on an amendment to the Infrastructure Agreement between the City of College Station, and Crescent Pointe Ltd. (formerly College Main Apartments Ltd.) for the Phase II Highway 30/60 corridor infrastructure project.

 

12.5          Bid No. 04-72 Contract 04-187.  Presentation, discussion and possible action on a resolution approving the contract with Dudley Construction, Ltd. For $1,404,004.52 for improvements related to the Highway 30/60 Infrastructure Phase II.

 

13.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for November 23, 2004.

 

14.       Final action on executive session, if necessary.

 

15.       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 November 18, 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) 764-3517 or (TDD) 1-800-735-2989.  Internet website http://www.cstx.gov, Cable Access Channel 19 and The Eagle.