Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop and Regular Meetings

Monday, August 22, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

1.                 Presentation, discussion, and possible action on items listed on the consent agenda.

 

2.                 Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a citizen request to provide for an exemption amending Chapter 4, Section 4 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station, exempting the requirement of a permit for special events involving alcohol consumption in the Northgate Central Business District on home football game days.  

 

3.     Presentation, discussion, and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 4, Section 4, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station provides a permit for special events involving alcohol sales and consumption in the Northgate Central Business District and an ordinance amending Chapter 10, Section 4 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station adding a provision for game day parking in Northgate.

 

  4.      Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding a resolution to support keeping the “Wright Amendment” in place concerning Easterwood Airport.

 

5.              Presentation, discussion, and possible action on an update on collaborative discussions with public entity partners regarding a proposed hotel and convention center.

 

6.              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.

 

  1.      Council Calendars

              Agenda Planning Calendar

              Aug. 22                 Council Workshop, 3:00 pm, City Hall 

                                           Council Regular 7:00 pm, City Hall

              Aug. 23                 Budget Workshop, 4:00 p.m. City Hall   

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

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

              Aug. 29                 Budget Workshop, 4:00 p.m. City Hall

              Sept. 6                  Budget Workshop, 4:00 p.m. College Station Utilities

 

  1. 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).

 

  1. 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:

             a. TCEQ Docket No. 2002-1147-UCR, Applications of Brushy Water Supply and College     Station (Westside/Highway 60)

             b. TCEQ Docket No. 2003-0544MWD, Application of Nantucket, Ltd.

             c. TXU Lone Star Gas Rate Request.

             d. Cause No. 03-002098-CV-85, Brazos County, College Stat v. Wellborn Special     Utility District

             e. Civil Action No. H-04-4558, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston     Div. College Stat v. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, etc., @ Wellborn Special Utility District

             f.  Civil Action No. H-04-3876, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston     Division JK Development v. College Station

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

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

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

    j.        Claim letter from Café Eccell

    

             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


 

            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.  City owned property at University and Tarrow

            e.  Texas Avenue Widening Easement

 

            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.     Zoning Board of Adjustments

b.     Council Evaluations

 

10.       Final Action on executive session, if necessary.

 

11.       Adjourn.  

 

APPROVED:

______

Interim 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 19, 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 22, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

12.                          Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation, Consider absence requests

 

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 please state their name and address for the record and provided 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.   

 

13.1   Presentation, discussion, and possible action on approval of minutes for May 18, 2005; May 26, 2005; June 17, 2005; June 23, 2005; June 30, 2005; July 12, 2005; July 14, 2005; July 20, 2005; July 25, 2005; July 28, 2005; August 8, 2005

 

13.2       Bid #05-120.   Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a bid award for purchase of various distribution and pad mount transformers maintained in inventory to Techline for $220,621.00; KBS Electrical for $53,305.00; WESCO for $24,362.00; and Texas Electric Coop for $198,220.00 for total estimated expenditures of $496,508.00 for a six month period.   

 

13.3       Contract #05-001.  Presentation, discussion, and possible action to ratify change order #8 to M. Hanna Construction Company Inc., BVSWMA Landfill Phase I Gas Collection and Partial Final Cover construction project, in the amount of $47,932.79.  Funds budgeted and available in BVSWMA Capital Improvement Project Fund.

 

13.4       Presentation, discussion, and possible action on the third and final reading of a franchise ordinance agreement with Texas Commercial Waste for the collection, processing, and marketing of recyclable materials for an annual cost of $415,000.

 

13.5       Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a resolution determining the public necessity to acquire public utility easements for the Texas Avenue Utility Relocation Project.   

 

13.6       Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding approving an Agreement between the City of College Station and the Wellborn Special Utility District to allow water transmission and resale at the Williams Creek Subdivision development.  

 

13.7       Contract #02-072  Presentation, discussion, and possible action approving Change Order No. 3 to Professional Services Contract with McClure and Browne Engineering Surveying, Inc. for engineering services related to the Wolf Pen Creek Upper Trails Projects, increasing the contract amount by $7,750.00 for a revised contract amount of $243,920.00.  Funds budgeted and available in the Wolf Pen Creek TIF Fund.

 

13.8       Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding a resolution to support keeping the “Wright Amendment” in place concerning Easterwood Airport.

 

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. 

 

14.1       Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding a joint resolution supporting the selection of the Bryan-College Station community as the location of the future George W. Bush Presidential Library.

 

14.2       Public hearing, presentation, discussion, and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 4, Section 4, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station, provides a permit for special events involving alcohol sales and consumption in the Northgate Central Business District and an ordinance amending Chapter 10, Section 4 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station adding a provision for game day parking in Northgate.  

 

14.3       Public hearing, presentation, discussion, and possible action to consider a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to incorporate a Water and Wastewater Master Plan Update into Section 6 of the College Station Comprehensive Plan.

 

14.4       Public hearing, presentation, discussion, and possible action on an ordinance rezoning 9.74 acres out of the J.E. Scott League located at 400 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South from C-1 General Commercial to C-2 Commercial-Industrial.  

 

14.5       Public hearing, presentation, discussion, and possible action on an ordinance rezoning 4.7 acre tract from A-P Administrative Professional to R-4 Multi Family located at 1000 Spring Loop.  

 

14.6    Presentation, discussion, and possible action on two appointments to the Brazos Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau to fill expired terms.

 

14.7     Presentation, discussion, and possible action on appointments to the Cemetery Committee, Historic Preservation Committee, and Zoning Board of Adjustments.

 

15.      The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for August 22, 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:

 

        

Interim 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 19, 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.