Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday January 13, 2005 at 2:00 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 by City Council on staff recommendations for implementation of a rental registration program for duplex and single family rentals.

 

3.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the proposed draft agenda for the Brazos Valley Transportation Summit in March and TEA-21 reauthorization project evaluation criteria form for earmarked projects.

 

4.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action on revisions to the annual citizen survey.

 

5.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action on the Stewardship Enhancement Plan.

 

6.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action and update on the Southside Traffic Calming Project including no parking zones.

 

7.                  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.

 

8.                  Council Calendars

                  Agenda Planning Calendar

                  2005 Council Meeting Calendar

                 

                  January 10                          Intergovernmental Committee Meeting – noon, City of Bryan Municipal Bldg., Rm 305

                  January 11                          Neighborhood Services Recognition Dinner – Pebble Creek Country Club – 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

                  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., Chamber

                  January 19                          Economic Outlook Conference 7:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Chamber

                  January 31                          Police Chief Ed Feldman Retirement Reception

                  February 4, 7, 8                 Council Retreat (date to be decided)

                  February 12, 13                 AMCC Conference – Austin

                  February 14                       TML Legislative Briefing – Austin

                  February 15                       Chamber of Commerce Meeting 8:00 a.m.

                  February 16                       Research Valley Partnership – 3:00 p.m.

                  February 18                       Fire Department Recognition Banquet – Pebble Creek – 6:00 p.m.

                  February 21                       Intergovernmental Meeting - noon

 

9.                  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).

 

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

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

  3.    TXU Lone Star Gas Rate Request.

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

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

  6.    Cause No. 04-002379-CV-272, Brazos County - JK Development v. College Station

  7.    Atmos Energy Corporation – Prudence Review

  8.    Atmos Energy Corporation – Gas Reliability Infrastructure Program (GRIP) Rate Adjustment

 

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.      Aggie Field of Honor

2.      Property purchase in the vicinity of FM 2818 and Rockhollow Loop in Bryan, Texas for a parallel water transmission line

 

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.      Council evaluation

 

 

Competitive Matters {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 an advantage to competitors or prospective competitors.  The following is a general representation of the subject(s) to be considered as a competitive matter.

 

               Electric Fund – Financial Forecast

 

11.  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 January 7, 2005 at 5:00 p.m.

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City Secretary Connie Hooks

 

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

 

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.  Agendas may be viewed on www.cstx.gov and council meeting shown live on Cable Access Channel 19.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

College Station City Council

Regular Meeting

Thursday January 13, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

12.             Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation

Consider request from absence from meeting

 

13.             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

 

14.1          Presentation, discussion and possible action on approval of the minutes for City Council Workshop and Regular Meeting October 21, 2004 and Special Meeting October 25, 2004.

 

14.2          Bid # 05-26. Presentation, discussion and possible action on the purchase of seven (7) police motorcycles for a total amount of $103,565.00.

 

14.3          Bid #04-11.  Presentation, discussion and possible action on renewal agreement for contract #04-013 traffic marking services to N-Line Traffic Maintenance for an annual expenditure of $148,016.40.

 

14.4          Contract 05-057.  Presentation, discussion and possible action on a three year professional services contract with McCord Engineering, Inc. for $1,800,000.00 for electrical engineering services.

 

14.5          Bid #5-21.  Presentation, discussion and possible action on approving the award of an annual price agreement for the purchase of tires to Grays Wholesale Tires with annual estimated expenditures of $68,357.

 

14.6          Presentation, discussion and possible action approving a real estate contract, in the amount of $341,981.00 that will authorize the purchase of real property needed for public utility easements and temporary construction easements in order to develop the Water Transmission Line Project.

 

14.7          Presentation, discussion, and possible action authorizing the expenditure of funds with Boise Office Solutions for the purchase of office supplies and equipment by all City Departments.  Estimated annual expenditures for office supplies and equipment is $125,000.

 

14.8          Presentation, discussion and possible action on an Interlocal Agreement with Texas Forest Service to authorize the Texas Forest Service to utilize the City of College Station’s existing contract with SWICO Auctions.

 

14.9          Presentation, discussion and possible action on the purchase of wireless data access services, cellular phone services and related equipment from Cingular Wireless LLC available through the State of Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) contract, estimated annual expenditure of $70,000.

 

14.10      Presentation, discussion and possible action on the purchase of one (1) Track-Type Tractor for use by the Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency at the Rock Prairie Road Landfill in the amount not to exceed $224,215.00.

 

14.11      Presentation, discussion and possible action on Lease Amendment #1 to the Texas Commercial Waste, Sanitation Container Lease Agreement, increasing the amount for each new eight (8) cubic yard front end loading container by $4.40 to $15.40 per unit per month.

 

14.12      Presentation, discussion and possible action on the purchase of one (1) Track Loader for use by the Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency at the Rock Prairie Road Landfill in the amount not to exceed $311,760.00.

 

14.13      Presentation, discussion and possible action on consideration of 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 South Dexter Street as part of the South Side Traffic Calming Project.

 

14.14      Presentation, discussion and possible action to approve a resolution to intervene in the compliance filing Atmos Energy Corporation made with the Railroad Commission on September 24, 2004 regarding a three-year gas cost prudence review.

 

14.15      Presentation, discussion and possible action on a resolution suspending the proposal by Atmos Energy Corp. to implement interim (GRIP) Gas Reliability Infrastructure Program rates adjustments of gas utility investment in 2003; and authorizing intervention in any proceedings related to the proposed rate increase.

 

14.16      Presentation, discussion and possible action on 2005 City Council Meeting dates.

 

14.17      Presentation, discussion and possible action on a second amendment to the Economic Development Agreement between the City of College Station, the Research Valley Partnership, and STATACORP, LP.

 

14.18      Presentation, discussion and possible action concerning a resolution of the City Council of the City of College Station, Texas, approving and setting fees for Parks and Recreation Activities.

 

14.19      Presentation, discussion and possible action concerning a resolution approving a construction contract, Bid #05-24, Contract #05-24, with Liteco Electric, Inc. in the amount of $494,644.00 for the installation of athletic field lighting for three (3) soccer fields at Central Park and for four (4) soccer fields at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex (VPAC).

 

14.20      Presentation, discussion and possible action  to authorize the City’s third party administrator to pay $93,940.05 to Texas Department of Transportation for Highway 6 bridge damages from the October 8, 2004 accident.

 

14.21      Presentation, discussion and possible action on the award of bid #05-35, an annual price agreement to Brazos Site Works in an amount not to exceed $252,640.00 for crushed stone to be used at the Rock Prairie Road Landfill.

 

Regular Agenda

Vision Statement III – Planning and Development

 

15.1          Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning a 44.15-acre tract located at the southeast corner of Greens Prairie Road and State Highway 6 from C-1, General Commercial; A-P, Administrative-Professional and M-1, Light Industrial to C-1, General Commercial.

 

15.2          Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning a 13.1-acre tract located at the southwest corner of Pebble Creek Parkway and Royal Adelade Drive from A-O, Agricultural-Open to PDD, Planned Development District.

 

16.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for January 13, 2005.

 

17.       Final action on executive session, if necessary.

 

18.       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 January 7, 2005 at 5:00 p.m.

 

                     

City Secretary Connie Hooks

 

 

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

 

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.  Agendas may be viewed on www.cstx.gov  and council meeting shown live on Cable Access Channel 19.