Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Monday, August 8, 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 convention center economic impact analysis and feasibility update.

 

3.                  Presentation, discussion, and possible action on the FY 2005-2006 Proposed Budget.

 

4.                  Presentation, 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

                 

                  Aug. 8                        Workshop 3:00 pm and Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm

                  Aug. 11                        B/CS Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Luncheon w/U.S. Congressman Chet Edwards 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

                  Aug. 9 – 12                  8th Annual Transportation SummitIrving

                  Aug. 12-13                  Newly Elected Officials Conference - Sugarland     

                  Aug. 13                        Cross Town Lock Down Softball Tournament, Central Park 9:00 a.m. in support of Brazos Valley Rape Crisis Center

                  Aug. 15                        Intergovernmental Committee – noon – CVB offices

                  Aug. 15                        Special Council Meeting – Budget – 4:00 p.m.

                  Aug. 16                        Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting – 8:30 a.m.

                  Aug. 18                        TML Region X Meeting – Elgin, Texas 4:00- 9:00 p.m.

                  Aug. 22                        Workshop, 3:00 pm and Regular Council Meetings 7:00 pm

                  Aug. 23                        Special Council Meeting – Budget – 4:00 p.m.

                  Aug. 24                        Research Valley Partnership – 3:00 p.m.

                  Aug. 26-27                  Newly Elected Officials Conference – Irving, Tx.

                  Aug. 29                        Special Council Meeting – Budget – 4:00 p.m.

                  Sept. 6                         Special Council Meeting – Budget – 4:00 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, 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, Wolf Pen Creek TIF Board, 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 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.      Civil Action No. H-04-3876, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division

         JK Development v. College Station

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

8.      GUD No. 9560 Gas Reliability Infrastructure Program rate increases, Atmos Energy Corporation

9.      Cause No. GN-502012, Travis County, TMPA v. PUC (College Station filed Intervention 7/6/05)

10.     City Manager Claim Letter.

 

  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.

a.       The proposed city convention center and associated privately developed hotel.

 

 

 

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:

            a.         City Manager

            b.         City Secretary

            c.         City Attorney

            d.         Municipal Court Judge

            e.         Planning and Zoning Commission applications

 

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:

 

a.       Aggie Field of Honor

b.      Land acquisition on Wellborn Road for proposed cemetery

c.       City property on Rock Prairie Road adjacent to Lick Creek Park

d.      Francisco Ruiz Survey, Abstract No. 48, J. B. Root Survey, Abstract No. 203

 

8.                  Final action on Executive Session, if necessary.

 

9.         Adjourn.  

 

APPROVED:

 

_______________________________­­­­­­­

Acting City Manager Glenn Brown

 

I certify that this agenda was posted on the bulletin board at the Municipal Building, 1101 Texas Avenue, College Station, Texas on August 5, 2005 at 3:00 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.


 

AGENDA

College Station City Council

Regular Meeting

Monday, August 8, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

10.                          Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation, Consider absence requests

 

11.                          Hear Visitors:  Any citizen may address the City Council on any item which does not appear on the posted Agenda.  Registration forms are available in the lobby and at the desk of the City Secretary.  This form should be completed and delivered to the City Secretary by 6:45 p.m.  Please limit remarks to three minutes.  A timer alarm will sound after 2 1/2 minutes to signal that you have thirty seconds remaining so that you may conclude your remarks.  The City Council will receive the information, ask staff to look into the matter, or place the issue on a future agenda.  Topics of operational concerns shall be directed to the City Manager.

           

Consent Agenda

Individuals who wish to address the City Council on a consent or regular agenda item not posted as a public hearing shall register with the City Secretary prior to the Mayor’s reading of the agenda item.  Registration forms are available in the lobby and at the desk of the City Secretary.  The Mayor will recognize individuals who wish to come forward to speak for or against the item.  The speaker will state their name and address for the record and allow three minutes.  A timer alarm will sound after 2 1/2 minutes to signal thirty seconds remaining so that the speaker may conclude his or her remarks.   

 

12.1          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on approval of minutes for Special Meeting of March 1, 2005 and March 30, 2005 and  Workshop and Regular Meeting March 10, 2005.

 

12.2          Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding a resolution approving a construction contract with JaCody Inc., in the amount of $56,570 for the construction of Replacement Playground at Lincoln Center.

 

12.3          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on annual price agreement for the purchase of water and sewer tapping materials for the water/sewer inventory from Hughes Supply with annual estimated expenses of $95,583.49.  The bid is #05-121.

 

12.4          Presentation, discussion, and possible action to authorize additional expenditures of $295,000 for the purchase of diesel fuel and gasoline with Brenco Marketing.  The contract is #05-156.

 

12.5          Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding approval of a supplement to the original contract with Geac Public Safety to purchase the Police Field Reporting application, the Mobile Data Message Switch and Mobile Client software for an amount not to exceed $252,389 and for hardware and software purchases from various Catalog Information Services Vendors (state contract) not to exceed $21,500 for a project total of $273,889.

 

12.6          Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding approval of a contract for the replacement of the City phone system with eLinear, Inc. for an amount not to exceed $819,669.78, for hardware and software purchases from Catalog Information Services Vendors (state contract) not to exceed $157,608 and for staff training not to exceed $13,050 for a project total of $990,328.

 

12.7          Presentation, discussion, and possible action approving a real estate contract that will authorize the purchase of 76 acres of land needed for the BVSWMA Rock Prairie Road Landfill Soil Deficit Management Project.  The property is owned by Dolly Olden and is adjacent to the existing landfill, located on the south side of Rock Prairie Road, west of Greens Prairie Road.  The purchase price is $1,027,200.

 

12.8          Presentation, discussion, and possible action approving a real estate contract that will authorize the purchase of 100.6 acres of land needed for the Spring Creek Electric Substation, Greenways and the Spring Creek Corporate Campus.  The property is owned by Willis Ritchey, Peggy Ritchey and their two sons, John David Ritchey and Thomas Glenn Ritchey.  The land is located adjacent to the existing Spring Creek Corporate Campus site on the east side of the SH 6 Bypass, north of Greens Prairie Road in southern College Station.  The purchase price is $521,250.

 

12.9          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on the award of a construction contract to Gulf States Inc. for installation of an electrical high voltage capacitor bank at Greens Prairie Substation on Arrington Road in the amount of $157,600.

 

12.10      Presentation, discussion, and possible action on the second reading of a franchise agreement with Texas Commercial Waste for the collection, processing, and marketing of recyclable materials.

 

12.11      Presentation, discussion, and possible action on the third and final reading of an ordinance approving a non-exclusive five-year medical waste hauling franchise agreement with Stericycle, Inc.

 

12.12      Presentation, discussion, and possible action on vacating and abandoning a twenty (20) foot wide portion of a sanitary sewer easement located in Lot 2, Block 1, E&M Jones Farm Place in the City of College Station.

 

12.13      Presentation, discussion, and possible action to ratify Change Order No. 2 for Greens Prairie Road/Arrington Road Realignment Project in the amount of $59,764.06.

 

12.14      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 Dominik Drive. 

 

12.15      Presentation, discussion, and possible action on the consideration of an ordinance amending Chapter 10, Section 3E(2)(8)(20), of the College Station Code of Ordinances to establish a 35 mph speed zone on Longmire Drive beginning at its most northern point north of Valley View Drive and extending southward to its intersection with Barron Road.

 

12.16      Presentation, discussion, and possible action on approving a resolution of the Community Development Division’s proposed 2005-09 Consolidated Plan and Fiscal Year 2005-06 Action Plan and Budget and adoption of a Community Development Program as authorized under Chapter 373 of the Texas Local Government Code.

 

12.17      Presentation, discussion, and possible action on calling a public hearing on the City of College Station 2005-2006 Proposed Budget for September 8, 2005.

 

12.18      Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a resolution of the City Council of the City of College Station, Texas approving a severance package for former City Manager Thomas E. Brymer in the amount of $177,585.40; approving a compromise, settlement and mutual release agreement with Thomas E. Brymer; authorizing the Mayor to execute said agreement; and authorizing the expenditure of funds; and approval of a General Fund contingency transfer in the amount of $100,000 and a budget transfer in the General Fund into the General Government Department City Manager’s Office in the amount of $102,235.75 for a total transfer of $202,235.75 to pay for the severance package and associated benefit costs.

 

 

Regular Agenda

Individuals who wish to address the City Council on a regular agenda item not posted as a public hearing shall register with the City Secretary prior to the Mayor’s reading of the agenda item.  The Mayor will recognize you to come forward to speak for or against the item.  The speaker will state their name and address for the record and allowed three minutes. A timer alarm will sound after 2 1/2 minutes to signal thirty seconds remaining so that the speaker may conclude your remarks.

 

Individuals who wish to address the City Council on an item posted as a public hearing shall register with the City Secretary prior to the Mayor’s announcement to open the public hearing.   The Mayor will recognize individuals who wish to come forward to speak for or against the item.  The speaker will state their name and address for the record and allowed three minutes.  A timer alarm will sound after 2 1/2 minutes to signal thirty seconds remaining so that the speaker may conclude your remarks.    After a public hearing is closed, there shall be no additional public comments.  If Council needs additional information from the general public, some limited comments may be allowed at the discretion of the Mayor.  

 

If an individual does not wish to address the City Council, but still wishes to be recorded in the official minutes as being in support or opposition to an agenda item, the individual may complete the registration form provided in the lobby by providing the name, address, and comments about a city related subject.  These comments will be referred to the City Council and City Manager. 


 

13.1    Presentation, discussion, and possible action on the proposed grade separation design for Wellborn Road/George Bush Drive/Union Pacific Railroad.

 

13.2    Presentation, discussion, and possible action approving a resolution to award Contract 05-175 to Bryan Construction Company in the amount of $2,786,100 for the construction of a new chemical feed building at Dowling Road Pump Station.

 

13.3    Presentation, discussion, and possible action approving a resolution to award Contract No. 05-228 to Malcolm Pirnie Inc. for engineering design, bidding services and construction consultation to construct three water wells in local minor aquifers.  The amount of the contract is $197,500.00.

 

13.4    Presentation, discussion, and possible action and provide direction to staff regarding the Northgate Ordinance and the annual review of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO).

 

13.5    Presentation, discussion, and possible action on making an appointment to the Planning and Zoning Commission to fill a recent vacancy.

 

14.    The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for August 8, 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:

 

       

Acting City Manager, Glenn Brown

 

I certify that this agenda was posted on the bulletin board at the Municipal Building, 1101 Texas Avenue, College Station, Texas on August 5, 2005 at 3:00 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.