Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday February 24, 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 regarding Keep Brazos Beautiful and TxDOT’s final plans for the College Station-Bryan “Unity Plaza” entryway located between Hensel Avenue and Hensel Street on the west side of Texas Avenue.

 

3.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the Planning and Zoning Commission 2005 Draft Plan of Work.

 

4.                  Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding City Council Committees/Subcommittees structure and term limits related to said Council Committees/Subcommittees.

 

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

                       

                  February 17 – 21               Making Cities Livable Conf., Carmel, Ca.

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

                  February 18                       Fraternal Partnership – 11:30 a.m. – Admin. Conf. Rm.

                  February 21                       Intergovernmental Meeting – noon – Bryan City Hall Rm 305

                  February 22                       Growth and Development Breakfast – 7:15 – 10:00 a.m. – Briarcrest Country Club

                  February 24                       Workshop and Regular Council Meeting 3:00 p.m.

                  March 1                             Transportation Meeting – Brazos Center Rm 106 5:00 p.m.

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

                  March 15                           Chamber of Commerce – 8:30 a.m.

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

                  March 21                           Intergovernmental Committee – noon – College Station Admin Conference Room

                  March 22                           Workshop and Regular Council Meeting – 3:00 p.m.

                  March 23 – 24                   4th Annual Brazos Valley Transportation Summit – Annenberg Presidential Conference Center

 

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.         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.         Civil Action No. H-04-4558, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division

                     College Station v. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, etc., and Wellborn Special Utility District

         6.         TCEQ Docket No. 582-04-2840, Application of Wellborn Special Utility District

7.         Civil Action No. H-04-3876, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division

                     JK Development v. College Station

         8.         GUD No. 9530 – Gas Cost Prudence Review, Atmos Energy Corporation

9.         GUD No. 9560 – Gas Reliability Infrastructure Program (GRIP) rate increases, Atmos Energy Corporation

 

 

 

 

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.  Real property acquisition related to the Wolf Pen Creek Upper Trails Project, located in the MORGAN RECTOR LEAGUE, Abstract No. 46, College Station.

 

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 February 18, 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 _________________________.

 

 

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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 February 24, 2005 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

 

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                   Presentation, discussion, and possible action on rejecting Bid No. 05-09, Electric System Right-of-Way Clearing and Tree Trimming for the amount of $1,214,153.80 from National Tree Expert Company.

 

12.2                   Presentation, discussion, and possible action awarding Bid No. 05-41, Contract #05-019 for Electric System Right-of-Way Clearing and Tree Trimming Contract award to Asplundh Tree Expert Company for $339,900.00 for the first year.

 

12.3                   Presentation, discussion, and possible action to award contract 05-030, Engineering for Carter’s Creek UV Improvements to Camp, Dresser McKee Inc. for $64,462.00.

 

12.4                   Presentation, discussion, and possible action on contract 04-146, rehabilitation of Water Wells 4 & 5, to award Change Order 1 to Weisinger Water Wells in the amount of $14,881.00.

 

12.5                   Bid No. 05-44.  Presentation, discussion, and possible action on the bid award for PVC Pipe and Fittings maintained in inventory.  Total annual estimated expenditures to KBS Electric Distributors are $68,889.80, and total annual estimated expenditures to TEC Utility Supply are $128,257.00 for a total of $197,146.80.

 

12.6                   Presentation, discussion, and possible action on ratification of an expenditure of $24,000.00 to Human Resource Connection for temporary employment services and approval of an amendment to the City’s Employment Services Contract with Human Resource Connection that would increase the cost of the contract to $79,000.00.

 

12.7                   Presentation, discussion, and possible action on an ordinance vacating and abandoning a 10 foot PUE located on Lot 1R, Replat of Lots 1 & 2 Henton and Lot 2, One Lincoln Place, City of College Station.

 

12.8                   Presentation, discussion, and possible action on an ordinance vacating and abandoning a 10 foot PUE located on Lot 3R, Replat of Lots 1 & 2 Henton and Lot 2, One Lincoln Place, City of College Station.

 

12.9                   Presentation, discussion, and possible action on an ordinance vacating and abandoning a 20 foot PUE located on Lot 4R, Replat of Lots 1 & 2 Henton and Lot 2, One Lincoln Place, City of College Station.

 

12.10               Presentation, discussion, and possible action on an ordinance vacating and abandoning a 50 foot wide access easement located in Section 4, Phase 2 of the Castlegate Subdivision, City of College Station.

 

12.11               Presentation, discussion, and possible action on an ordinance vacating and abandoning a portion of a sanitary sewer easement in the MORGAN RECTOR LEAGUE, Abstract 46, in a portion of Lots 3, 4, and 5, Block 1, Woodstock Section 1 as recorded in Volume 436, Page 481 and Volume 335, Page 452 Deed Records of Brazos County, Texas.

 

12.12               Presentation, discussion, and possible action on an ordinance repealing and terminating Reinvestment Zone Number Fifteen (15), a tax increment reinvestment zone for tax increment financing established by Ordinance No. 2550 (30/60 Corridor hotel/conference center TIRZ).

 

12.13               Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding an ordinance to revise certain portions of the ByLaws for the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

 

 

Regular Agenda

Vision Statement I – Core Services

 

13.1     Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a resolution supporting a grant application for the Safe Routes to School (SR2S) National Course.

 

Vision Statement II – Economic Development

 

13.2          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a resolution to adopt revisions to the Community Development Down Payment Assistance Program (DAP) Guidelines.

 

Vision Statement I – Core Services

 

13.3     Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a resolution approving a construction for the Harvey Road Emergency Waterline Replacement Project to Elliot Construction, LTD in the amount of $141,755.00 and ratifying the expenditure of funds for the Harvey Road Waterline Replacement.

 

13.4     Presentation, discussion, and possible action on an Advanced Funding Agreement Amendment #1 with the Texas Department of Transportation to adjust the funding by the City of College Station to reflect the actual bid costs for the City of College Station Texas Avenue Utilities Relocation Project that was incorporated into the Texas Department of Transportation Texas Avenue Widening Project totaling $2,607,052.67.

 

13.5     Presentation, discussion, and possible action to make a nomination to the Board of Managers of the Brazos County Emergency Communications District.

 

14.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for February 24, 2005.

 

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 February 18, 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.