Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop and Regular Meetings

Thursday, September 8, 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 the evaluation and ranking of the proposals for the executive search firm to assist in the process of hiring a City Manager.

 

3.              Presentation, discussion, update, and possible action on a proposed Aggie Field of Honor cemetery, and other cemetery options for the City of College Station.

 

4.              Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a Community Wayfinding Analysis and Program Design.

 

5.              Presentation, discussion, and possible action on the City of College Station 2005-2006 proposed budget.

 

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.

 

7.              Council Calendars

             Agenda Planning Calendar

               

              Sept. 3                  Brazos County Celebration Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the End of World War II – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – George Bush Presidential Library & Museum

              Sept. 10                Habitat for Humanity 100th Home Celebration 10:00 a.m.Agape Street - Bryan

              Sept. 6                  Special Budget Meeting, 4:00 p.m. Council Chambers

              Sept. 13                Tax Rate Hearing – 7:00 p.m. Council Chambers

              Sept. 13                Transportation Committee ½ Day Workshop – Noon5:00 p.m. – Chamber of Commerce

              Sept. 18                Chamber of Commerce 1st Annual Lobsterfest – Brazos Center6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

              Sept. 19                Intergovernmental Committee – Noon – COG

              Sept. 20                Chamber of Commerce Meeting 8:30 a.m.

              Sept. 20                RVTA – “Texas Emerging Technology Fund” – GB Conference Center 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

              Sept. 21                Research Valley Partnership – 3:00 p.m.

              Sept. 21                Workshop and Regular Meeting 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

              Sept. 22                BVCOG 38th Annual Meeting – Brazos Center6:30 p.m.

              Sept. 29                International Scholars BBQ – Central Park

             

 

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, Wolf Pen Creek TIF Board, 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 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

           

 

          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.     Council Evaluations

 

10.     Final Action on executive session, if necessary.

 

11.     Adjourn.  

 

APPROVED:                    

 

_______________________________­­­­­­­

Interim City Manager Glenn Brown

 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Workshop Meeting of the City Council of the City of College Station, Texas will be held on the 8th  day of September, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Texas Avenue, College Station, Texas.  The following subjects will be discussed, to wit:  See Agenda

 

Posted this the 2nd day of September, 2005 at 3:00 p.m.

 

                                                          City of College Station, Texas

 

 

 

                                                          By:_____

Connie Hooks, City Secretary

 

I, the undersigned, do hereby certify that the above Notice of Meeting of the Governing Body of the City of College Station, Texas, is a true and correct copy of said Notice and that I posted a true and correct copy of said notice on the bulletin board at City Hall, 1101 Texas Avenue, in College Station, Texas, and the City’s website, www.cstx.gov .  The Agenda and Notice are readily accessible to the general public at all times.  Said Notice and Agenda were posted on September 2, 2005, at 3:00 p.m. and remained so posted continuously for at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.

 

This public notice was removed from the official board at the College Station City Hall on the following date and time:  _______________________ by ___________________________.

 

                                                                   Dated this _____day of _______________, 2005.

 

                                                                   City of College Station, TEXAS

 

 

 

By____________________________________

 

 

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this the ______day of _________________________,

 

 

                                                                   _______________________________________

                                                                   Notary Public – Brazos County, Texas

 

                                                                   My commission expires:_____________________

 

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 .  Council meetings are broadcast live on Cable Access Channel 19.

Agenda

College Station City Council

Regular Meeting

Thursday, September 8, 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 August 22, 2005.

 

13.2       Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a bid award for purchase of Transmission Poles for Spring Creek Substation for a total expenditure of $168,900.00.

 

13.3       Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding a resolution approving a construction contract with Bayer Construction Inc., in the amount of $566,902 for the construction and installation of underground electric conduit for Shenandoah Subdivision Project and Underground Feeder Exits from Spring Creek Substation.

 

13.4       Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a renewal agreement in the amount of $54,520.75 for a landscape maintenance contract Brookway Horticultural Services for nine (9) municipal sites.

 

13.5       Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a renewal agreement for a landscape maintenance contract in the amount of $241,936.50 with TruGreen Landcare for twenty-one (21) municipal sites.

 

13.6       Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a resolution providing one-time funding to the Texas Cooperative Extension Service for the TAMU Horticulture Gardens in the amount of $10,000.

 

 

13.7       Presentation, discussion, and possible action on an award of insurance coverage for the City’s Excess Liability/Workers Compensation through McGriff, Seibels and Williams (Broker of Record), to State National Insurance Company in the amount of $232,725; and an award of insurance coverage for the City’s Property, Boiler & Machinery, Mobile Equipment and Commercial Crime Coverage through McGriff, Seibels and Williams to Affiliated FM Company in the amount of $89,525.

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       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, requiring 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.

 

14.2       Public hearing, presentation, discussion, and possible action on the City of College Station 2005-2006 proposed budget.

  

14.3       Public hearing, discussion, and possible action regarding on the City of College Station 2005-2006 advertised ad valorem tax rate of $0.4632 per $100 valuation.  Also discussion and possible action on announcing the meeting date, time and place to adopt the tax rate.

 

14.4       Public hearing, discussion, and possible action on Budget Amendment #1 to the City of College Station 2004-2005 budget authorizing an increase in appropriations of $1,808,114.

 

 

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

 

Notice is hereby given that a Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City of College Station, Texas will be held on the 8th day of September, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Texas Avenue, College Station, Texas.  The following subjects will be discussed, to wit:  See Agenda.

 

Posted this the 2nd day of September, 2005 at 3:00 p.m.

 

                                                                   CITY OF COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS

 

 

 

                                                                   By_____________

                                                                       Connie Hooks, City Secretary

 

I, the undersigned, do hereby certify that the above Notice of Meeting of the Governing Body of the City of College Station, Texas, is a true and correct copy of said Notice and that I posted a true and correct copy of said notice on the bulletin board at City Hall, 1101 Texas Avenue, in College Station, Texas, and the City’s website, www.cstx.gov .  The Agenda and Notice are readily accessible to the general public at all times.  Said Notice and Agenda were posted on September 2, 2005, at 3:00 p.m. and remained so posted continuously for at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.

 

This public notice was removed from the official posting board at the College Station City Hall on the following date and time:  __________________________ by ________________________.

 

                                                                   Dated this _____day of ________________, 2005.

 

                                                                   CITY OF COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS

 

                                                                   By______________________________________

 

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this the _____day of ________________, 2005.

 

 

 

                                                                   ________________________________________

                                                                   Notary Public – Brazos County, Texas

 

                                                                   My commission expires: _____________________

 

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 .  Council meetings are broadcast live on Cable Access Channel 19.