Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday January 27, 2005 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 direction of options regarding public safety in the Northgate area as it pertains to the regulation of alcohol or open containers.

 

3.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the update of Planning and Development Services.

 

4.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action on a draft proposal for College Station Utilities (CSU) to partner with Brazos Valley Community Action Agency (BVCAA) to provide emergency utility assistance to College Station Utility (CSU) customers.

 

5.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action on the need for expansion of library facilities.

 

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

 

                  January 25                          City Center Committee 3:00 p.m.

                  January 28                          Assistant Public Works/BVSWMA Director Jim Smith Retirement Reception, 3:00 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers

                  January 31                          Police Chief Ed Feldman Retirement Reception, 2:00 p.m., Hilton, (Oakwood Room)

                  February 1, 2, 3                 Transportation Committee Trip to Washington D.C.

                  February 7                         Council Retreat, 8:00 a.m., Carter Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

                  February 8                         Transportation Committee Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Administrative Conference Room

                  February 9                         Student Senate Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

                  February 10                       Workshop and Regular Council Meeting 2:00 p.m.

                  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 18 - 21                Making Cities Livable Conference – Carmel, Ca.

                  February 21                       Intergovernmental Meeting – noon

                 

 

8.                  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).

 

9.                  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 County – College Station v. Wellborn Special Utility District

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

  6.    Atmos Energy Corporation – Prudence Review

  7.    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.      Various property as set out in Item No. 13.4

 

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 Manager 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.      The proposed city conference center and associated privately developed hotel.

 

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 January 21, 2005 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.  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 27, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

11.             Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation

Consider request from absence from meeting

 

12.             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

 

13.1          Presentation, discussion and possible action on approval of the minutes for City Council Workshop and Regular Meeting November 9, 2004 and Special Meetings for November 17, 2004 and November 29, 2004.

 

13.2          Contract #05-067.  Presentation, discussion and possible action on a resolution approving construction contract with Elliott Construction Inc. to construct new water and wastewater service connections for the Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Division.

 

13.3          Bid #05-29.  Presentation, discussion and possible action on the award bid #05-29 for the annual price agreement with Criswell Distributing Company in an amount not to exceed $53,314.80 for janitorial supplies and paper products for all city buildings.

 

13.4          Presentation, discussion and possible action approving a resolution that will authorize the condemnation of three separate pieces of real property needed for exclusive public utility easements and temporary construction easements in order to develop the Water Transmission Project.

 

 

Regular Agenda

 

Vision Statement III – Planning and Development

 

14.1     Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding a hotel/conference center.

 

14.2          Presentation, discussion and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 7, “Health & Safety”, Section 2, “Noise”, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station, allowing exemptions in certain circumstances.

 

Vision Statement I – Core Services

 

14.3     Presentation, discussion and possible action on an ordinance revising chapter 3, Section 2 of the City’s Code of Ordinance changing insurance requirements and setting fees.

 

14.4          Presentation, discussion and possible action to appoint one member to the Wolf Pen Creek Tax Increment Finance Board of Directors for term expiring, and annual appointment of Board Chair.

 

14.5          Presentation, discussion and possible action on appointments for College Station representatives to the B-CS Library Committee.

 

15.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for January 27, 2005.

 

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 January 21, 2005 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.  Agendas may be viewed on www.cstx.gov  and council meeting shown live on Cable Access Channel 19.