Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Tuesday March 22, 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 the annual contract review and compliance report by the Research Valley Partnership.

 

3.                  Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a proposed ordinance to regulate open containers and public consumption in the Northgate Central Business District in order to address multiple public safety issues in the area.

 

4.                  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.

 

5.                  Council Calendars

                  Agenda Planning Calendar

                       

                  March 21                           Jr. Leadership Brazos – Clayton Wms. Alumni Center -7pm

                  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

                  March 25                           Holiday – Good Friday – Office Closed

                  March 30                           BBB 35th Anniversary – Christopher’s World Grille – 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

                  April 5                                Arctic Wolf Ice Center Appreciation – 5:00 p.m.

                  April 5                                Transportation Committee – 5:00 p.m.

                  April 7                                Homeland Security Awareness Luncheon – CS Conference Center 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

                  April 19                              Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting – 8:00 a.m.

                  April 20                              Research Valley Partnership – 3:00 p.m.

                  April 22                              Citizens Committee Recognition Banquet – Hilton – 6:00 p.m.

                 

 

6.                  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, Faηade 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).

 

7.                  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.      Land acquisition at 2818 and Villa Maria

2.      Acquisition of Southland, Block 1, Lot 20

 

 

 

8.  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 March 16, 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

Tuesday March 22, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

9.                   Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation

                   Presentations:        Voices for Children Award Presentation

                                                United Way Award

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation

                        National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program

 

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 concerning a resolution of the City Council of the City of College Station, Texas, approving a construction contract, Bid No. 0555, Contract No. 05-109,  with Marek Brothers Construction, Inc., in the amount of $86,706.00 for the replacement of the Thomas Park Jogging Track with a concrete walk and rubber cushioning.

 

11.2                Bid #05-58.   Presentation, discussion, and possible action on the bid award for various electrical distribution materials maintained in inventory.  Total annual estimated expenditures to KBS Electric Distributors, Techline, Inc., Priester Supply Co. and Hughes Supply are $424,821.24.

 

11.3                Presentation, discussion, and possible action on Amendment #1 to the Contract for Municipal Advertising with The Eagle amending the daily/Sunday rates and adding a provision for a total not to exceed amount of $280,000.

 

11.4                Presentation, discussion, and possible action approving a real estate contract 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.   The property is located at FM 2818 and Villa Maria, and the purchase price is $160,322.

 

11.5                Presentation, discussion, and possible action increasing the amount of Real Estate Contract 05-133M by $6,065.59 to bring the total amount of the acquisition of Southland, Block 1, Lot 20 for the greenways program to $66,265.59.

 

11.6                Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a resolution awarding Contract No. 05-147 for the College Park/Breezy Heights Rehabilitation Project, for infrastructure improvements, to Goodwin Lasiter, Inc. in the amount of $433,600.00.

 

11.7                Presentation, discussion, and possible action to approve a resolution by the City Council of the City of College Station, Texas, directing publication of notice of intention to issue certificates of obligation, series 2005 in an amount not to exceed $8,000,000; and providing an effective date.

 

11.8                Presentation, discussion, and possible action on an interlocal agreement (ILA) with the City of Bryan and Brazos County accepting a Justice Assistance Grant (JAG).

 

11.9                Presentation, discussion, and possible action to authorize the Mayor to execute the renewal of a utility easement located on the Texas A&M University System property.

 

 

Regular Agenda

Vision Statement I – Core Services

 

12.1          Public hearing, discussion, and possible action by the City Council on the adoption of an ordinance to regulate open containers and public consumption in the Northgate Central Business District in order to address multiple public safety issues in the area.

 

Vision Statement IV – Planning and Development

 

12.2          Public hearing, discussion, and possible action on a Rezoning from A-O Agricultural Open to R-1 Single Family for a portion of Renee Lane right-of-way, and for lots 4 & 5 of the Bald Prairie Subdivision, consisting of approximately 7.7 acres located at the north end of Renee Lane.

 

12.3          Public hearing, discussion, and possible action on a Rezoning from A-P, Administrative-Professional to R-4, Multi-family District for a 4.7-acre tract generally located at 1000 Spring Loop.

 

Vision Statement I – Core Services

 

12.4          Public hearing, discussion, and possible action by City Council on adoption of an ordinance requiring a rental registration program for duplex and single family rentals.

 

12.5          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a resolution authorizing the Fire Chief to coordinate with the Office of Domestic Preparedness of the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration in application for a matching funds grants under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for the purpose of initiating a full spectrum, mandatory, firefighter wellness and fitness program for 96 uniformed employees.

 

12.6          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on revision #7 to the Economic Development Incentive Guidelines, Section I.

 

13.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for March 22, 2005.

 

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 March 16, 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.