Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Tuesday December 21, 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 on the proposed grade separation design for Wellborn Road/George Bush Drive/Union Pacific Railroad.

 

3.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding key issues involved in the revision of the Subdivision Regulations for the City of College Station.

 

4.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding current and upcoming Wolf Pen Creek projects and initiatives.

 

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

                 

                  December 15                     Intergovernmental Meeting – Brazos Center8:30 a.m.

                  December 16, 17               Tex-21 Meeting – Corpus Christi – 8:30 a.m.

                  December 20                     Transportation Committee Meeting – 5:00 p.m.

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

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

                  December 24                     Christmas Holiday – Office closed

                  December 27                     Christmas Holiday – Office closed

                  January 3                            New Year Holiday – Office closed

                  January 10                          Intergovernmental Committee Meeting – noon

                  January 18                          Chamber of Commerce Meeting – 8:00 a.m.

                  January 18                          Chancellor McTeer Dinner – Hilton – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

                  January 19                          Research Valley Partnership – 3:00 p.m.


 

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

2.      Aggie Field of Honor

3.      Land acquisition on Wellborn Road for proposed cemetery

4.      Proposed site for Fire Station #3 on Barron Road

 


 

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.      Municipal Judge evaluation

2.      Council self evaluation

 

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.  Conveyance of expanded business park property to Heat Transfer Research Inc.      (HTRI)

            2.  Incentives Plan for development in the Wolf Pen Creek district

 

9.  Final action on Executive Session, if necessary.

 

APPROVED:

 

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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 December 17, 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 December 21, 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

Presentation:  

Purchasing Award

Risk Management Award

Fleet Safety Recognition

 

11.             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

 

12.1          Bid #05-16.  Presentation, discussion and possible action on approval of award for bid #05-16 switched transmission capacitor banks to WESCO Electrical Distributors in the amount of $485,420.00.

 

12.2          Presentation, discussion and possible action to reject Bid #04-95 for the purchase of five (5) diesel powered electric generators for the amount of $489,011.00 from Cummins Southern Plains Power.

 

12.3          Presentation, discussion and possible action on the purchase of Emergency Electrical Generators, Bid #05-17, for the amount of $448,739.00 from Mustang CAT.

 

12.4          Presentation, discussion and possible action on renewal of contract for stop loss insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield for our self-funded employee medical plan in the amount of $209,004.

 

12.5          Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding a Purchase Order in the amount of $113,690.00 to the Brazos Valley Softball Umpires Association for officiating services for Parks and Recreation athletic programs for calendar year 2005 in accordance with contract 02-185 as amended.

 

12.6          Presentation, discussion and possible action on renewal of Collection Agreements for delinquent accounts for Utilities, Municipal Ambulance Services and other miscellaneous revenue; and Municipal Court Fines/Fees for an estimated expenditure of $100,000.

 

 

 

12.7          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 10, “Traffic Code,” Section 4E(3)(b) and Section 4E(3)(c) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station.  Section 4E(3)(b) will restrict parking 50 feet either side of the three driveways into the high school parking lots and Section 4E(3)(c) will restrict parking on the north/east side of Nueces Drive between Guadalupe Drive and Welsh Avenue to 2 hours between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

12.8          Contract 04-047.  Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding a professional services contract with Mitchell & Morgan, L.L.P., to provide engineering and design services for the Spring Creek Corporate Campus Project, DE-0300 in the amount of $379,500.00.

 

12.9          Presentation, discussion and possible action on assignment and assumption of a Grant Agreement between the City of College Station and Lane College Station, L.P. to JER College Station Hotel, L.P.

 

12.10      Presentation, discussion and possible action to approve contract(s) for the replacement of the AS400 Computer, the services to install, test and train city personnel on operations of the new computer and software, and the purchase of Vision Solutions Inc. High Availability software to THE VAR L.L.C. for an amount not to exceed $222,600.00.

 

12.11   Presentation, discussion and possible action on a resolution approving a professional service contract for aerial/topographic mapping services within the City of College Station city limits and the ETJ to Kucera International Inc. in an amount not to exceed $275,555.00.

 

Regular Agenda

Vision Statement I – Core Services

 

13.1          Public hearing, 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 finalize the purchase of real property needed for the relocation of Fire Station No. 3 to Barron Road.

 

13.2          Presentation, discussion and possible action on an agreement with Kenny Cotten’s, LLC providing for the City to pay $52,912.50 for additional right-of-way required to build a section of Dartmouth Street South of FM 2818.

 

Vision Station III – Planning and Development

 

13.3          Public hearing, discussion, and possible action on a Rezoning consisting of two (2) lots on 14.57 acres generally located in the 3800 Block of F&B Road from a combination of R-1, Single-family Residential, C-1, General Commercial, and A-O, Agricultural-Open to C-1, General Commercial.

 

13.4          Public hearing, discussion, and possible action on a rezoning for the Putz-Meyer property, consisting of 0.87 acres, located at 800 University Drive, more generally located near the southeast corner of Tarrow Street East and University Drive, from R-1 Single-Family Residential to C-1 General Commercial.

 

13.5          Presentation, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 3, “Building Regulations”, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station, Texas by amending certain sections as set out, adopting the 2003 International Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Fuel Gas, Residential, Property Maintenance and Energy Conservation Codes with related amendments.

 

Vision Statement I – Core Services

 

13.6          Presentation, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 6, “Fire Protection”, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station, Texas by amending certain sections as set out, adopting the 2003 International Fire Code with related amendments and the 2003 NFPA Life Safety Code.

 

13.7          Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding a contract in the amount of $300,000 for transportation consulting service between Dean International, Inc. and the City of College Station.

 

14.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for December 21, 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 December 17, 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.