Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday May 12, 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 on an ordinance amending Chapter 11 “Utilities” of the Code of Ordinance of the City of College Station, Texas by replacing the current Chapter 11 “Utilities” in its entirety as set out in Exhibit “A”, providing a severability clause and an effective date.

 

3.                  Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding the annual review of the Comprehensive Plan and Unified Development Ordinance.

 

4.                  Presentation, discussion, and possible action on creating a policy for council appointed committees.

 

5.                  Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding the City Center Committee Quarterly Report and follow-up recommendation regarding the approved City Center concept.

 

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

                  May 7                                Election Day

                  May 7                                Tour of Historic TAMU Bldgs. – Rudder Tower Stark Gallery – 8:30 a.m.

                  May 9 – 12                        Legislative Trip to Washington D.C.

                  May 9                                CSPD Awards Banquet – Hilton -6:30 p.m.

                  May 10                              Hospitality Celebration – Pebble Creek 11:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m. – B/CS CVB

                  May 11                              Fraternal Partnership – 5:30 p.m. – City Hall

                  May 12                              Workshop and Regular Meeting 2:00 p.m.

                  May 12                              Public Art Dedication - Northgate Promenade - “Aggie Spirit” – 10:30 a.m.

                  May 16                              Intergovernmental Meeting – TAMU – noon

                  May 16                              Planning/Development Forum, CS Conf Center 11:30 a.m.

                  May 17                              Chamber of Commerce – 8:30 a.m.

                  May 17                              Transportation Committee – 4:30 p.m. – City Hall

                  May 18                              Research Valley Partnership – 3:00 p.m.

                  May 18                              Canvass Election Special Meeting, 1:30 p.m. Council Chambers

                  May 18                              Police Memorial Day - noon

                  May 18                              Exploring History Lunch – CS Conference Center 11:30

                  May 21                              Tour, Carnegie Center of Brazos Valley History, 8:30 a.m.

                  May 26                              Workshop and Regular Meeting – 3:00 p.m.

                  May 30                              Memorial Day Ceremony – Chet Edwards – BV Veterans Memorial Park – 6:30 p.m.

 

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, Making Cities Livable Conference,  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 Stat 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. Dist. 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.      Aggie Field of Honor

2.      Land acquisition on Wellborn Road for proposed cemetery

 

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.  Incentives for University Town Center.

 

10.  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 May 6, 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 May 12, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

11.            Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation

Presentations:         International Students Presentation – Panama

                              Council Service Awards

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 to approve Professional Services Contract 05-185 with Mitchell and Morgan, LLP for engineering services as related to the TxDOT Wellborn Road Widening Project, in an amount not to exceed $231,000.00.

 

13.2          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on the renewal agreement with Badger Meter Inc. for the annual purchase of water meters to be maintained in inventory, Bid No. 04-44, for an annual expenditure of $101,603.00.

 

13.3          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on the annual renewal agreement(s) for Temporary Employment Services with Human Resource Connection in the amount of $79,000 and Willstaff Worldwide in the amount of $25,000.

 

13.4          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on additional funding for professional legal services related to utility litigation for Bickerstaff, Heath, Smiley, Pollan, Kever & McDaniel, L.L.P. (hereinafter called “Bickerstaff”), in the amount of $150,000 for a total of $300,000.

 

13.5          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a resolution requesting that the Texas Department of Transportation establish a 55 mph construction speed zone on sections of SH 6 main lanes extending from north of Greens Prairie Road to the southern city limits, and a 45 mph construction speed zone on sections of the SH 6 frontage roads within the same limits.

 

13.6          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 11 “Utilities” of the Code of Ordinance of the City of College Station, Texas by replacing the current Chapter 11 “Utilities” in its entirety as set out in Exhibit “A”, providing a severability clause and an effective date.

 

13.7          Presentation, discussion and possible action on the upgrade of existing three-lead Medtronic Physio Control ECG (Electro Cardio Graph) units to twelve lead Lifepak units and the purchase of five new Medtronic Physio Control twelve-lead ECG Lifepak Units from Medtronic Emergency Response Systems for a total of $134,702.75.  This purchase is exempt from competitive bidding as item(s) available from only one source as captive replacement parts or components for equipment LGC 252(a)(7)(D).

 

 

Regular Agenda

Vision Statement III – Planning and Development

 

14.1          Public hearing, discussion and possible action on an ordinance rezoning Lot 1A, Lot 16, and the southeast 25 feet of Lot 15, College Heights Block D, generally located at the intersection of University Drive and MacArthur Street, and north of the intersection of University Drive and Nimitz Street, from PDD Planned Development District, A-P Administrative Professional and R-2 Duplex Residential to P-MUD Planned Mixed Use District.

 

14.2          Public hearing, discussion, and possible action on a Conditional Use Permit for a Night Club, located in Suite D at 2551 Texas Avenue South in the Homestead Place Shopping Center (05-39).

 

Vision Statement IV – Economic Development

 

14.3          Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding an economic impact report of the Research Valley Partnership.

 

14.4          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on appointing a City representative to the Research Valley Partnership Board of Directors to fill an expired term.

 

15.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for May 12, 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 May 6, 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.