Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop and Regular Meetings

Thursday, October 13, 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.

 

1.                  Presentation, discussion, and possible action on implementation of a Congress of Neighborhoods for the City of College Station.

 

2.                  Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding the process for appointing the city’s representative for the Brazos County Appraisal District Board.

 

3.                  Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding student safety issues in the Northgate area.

 

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

                

                 Oct. 11                          Community Economic Impact Award Luncheon honoring Hispanic Owned Businesses – Hilton – 11:45 – 1:00 p.m.

                 Oct. 13                 Workshop/Regular Meeting 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm

                 Oct. 13                 Walk Our Walk, Talk Our Talk Luncheon – Forest Ridge Elementary – 11:30 a.m.

                 Oct. 17                 IGC Meeting – Brazos County Courthouse, 8:00 am

                 Oct. 18                 Citizen’s University Reunion – Pebble Creek 6:30 pm

                 Oct. 18                 Chamber of Commerce Meeting 8:30 am

                 Oct. 19                 Research Valley Partnership 3:00 pm

                 Oct. 20                 Harvest Moon Celebration and Fundraiser – Briarcrest Country Club 6pm

                 Oct. 24                  Workshop/Regular Meetings 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm

                 Oct. 24                  Interfaith Dialogue Student Assoc. – 3rd Annual Inter-faith Dinner – Asso. Of Former Students Great Hall – 6:30 p.m.

                 Oct. 26–29           TML 2005 Annual Conference – Grapevine

                 Nov. 3                  Research Valley Alliance Luncheon – Miramont Country Club – 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

                 Nov. 7                  George Bush Presidential Library Foundation – Program on Volunteerism w/guest speaker, J. Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House of Representatives – Annenberg Conference Center - noon

                 

7.           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).

 

8.                     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 Station v. Wellborn Special Utility District

e.     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

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

k.     Contemplated legal action regarding the July 14th City Council Meeting and the Open Meetings Act.

 

 

 

 

     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:

 

a.       GameDay Centers mixed use redevelopment – Church Avenue and Wellborn Road in Northgate

b.      Retail, restaurant, and office development – northwest corner of Highway 6 and Greens Prairie Road

c.       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 Attorney

            b.  City Secretary

            c.  Municipal Court Judge

 

9.         Final Action on executive session, if necessary.

 

10.       Adjourn.  

 

APPROVED:

 

_______________________________­­­­­­­

for 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 13th  day of October, 2005 at 3:00 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 7th day of October, 2005 at 3:00 p.m.

 

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 October 7, 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, October 13, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

11.      Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation,  Consider absence requests,  and International Student Presentation

 

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.   

 

12.1          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on approval of minutes for City Council Meeting September 21, 2005. 

 

12.2          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on the renewal of Electric Annual Construction Contract , bid #03-92, contract #03-164 with H&B Construction for $1,681,727.60.

 

12.3          Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding award of a bid to Young Contractors, Inc. for an annual blanket purchase order to provide Type D Hot Mix Asphalt for the maintenance of streets in an amount not to exceed $458,700.00.

 

12.4          Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding a resolution approving a construction contract with Brazos Valley Services, in the amount of $103,100 for clearing and earthwork for Spring Creek Substation.

 

12.5          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a funding agreement between the City of College Station and the Brazos Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau for FY 06 in the amount of $979,875;  and presentation, discussion, and possible action on approving the budget of the Bryan College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

12.6          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a funding agreement between the City of College Station and the Arts Council of Brazos Valley in the amount of $240,000 for operations and maintenance costs for the Arts Council of Brazos Valley.

 

12.7          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a funding agreement between the City of College Station and the Research Valley Partnership for FY06 in the amount of $293,287.

 

12.8          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a resolution acknowledging that the City Council has reviewed the Investment Policy and Investment Strategy for Fiscal Year 2006 and adopting the City’s Investment Policy and Investment Strategy.

 

12.9          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a consulting contract for executive search and recruiting services with Mercer Group, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $25,500.00.

 

12.10      Presentation, discussion, and possible action on an Interlocal Agreement between the City of College Station and Texas Municipal Power Agency (TMPA) for on-line bidding services.

 

12.11      Presentation, discussion, and possible action approving a Resolution Determining Need for additional sanitary control easement, as required by law to protect the future “shallow” water wells from possible contamination.

 

12.12      Presentation, discussion, and possible action on consideration of an ordinance modifying Chapter 10, “Traffic Code,” Section 2.C and 2.D of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station updating the “Traffic Control Device Inventory-Schedules II and III.

 

12.13      Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding Change Order No. 3 to a contract with Mitchell & Morgan, L.L.P. for the Texas Avenue Utility Relocation Project in an amount not to exceed $186.70.

 

12.14      Presentation, discussion, and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 7, “Health and Sanitation”, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station.

 

12.15      Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a resolution for the Comprehensive Selective Traffic Enforcement Program grant contract for fiscal year 2006.

 

12.16      Presentation, discussion, and possible action concerning a resolution of the City Council of the City of College Station, Texas, approving and setting fees for Parks and Recreation Activities.

 

 

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          Public hearing, presentation, discussion, and possible action on an ordinance rezoning for the Block 1, Lot 2 of the High Ridge Subdivision, from C-2, Commercial Industrial to C-1, General commercial, consisting of one lot on 8.14 acres generally located on the east side of Earl Rudder Freeway between University Drive and SH30, adjacent to and north of the Varsity Ford Dealership.

 

13.2          Public hearing, presentation, discussion, and possible action on the expansion of an existing Conditional Use Permit for a Night Club, located in Suite D at 2551 Texas Avenue South in the Homestead Place Shopping Center.

 

13.3          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on three ordinances changing the name of three streets in College Station including SOUTHWEST PARKWAY WEST to WOODSIDE DRIVE, HALEY DRIVE TO HEMINGWAY DRIVE, and MARION PUGH DRIVE to JONES-BUTLER ROAD.

 

13.4          Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding a resolution supporting the creation of a Federal District Divisional Courthouse in Bryan/College Station.

 

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

 

15.       Final action on executive session, if necessary.

 

16.       Adjourn.

 

If litigation issues arise to the posted subject matter of these Council Meetings an executive session will be held.

 

APPROVED:

 

________________________________

for 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 13th  day of October, 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 7th day of October, 2005 at 3:00 p.m.

 

                                                                        CITY OF COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS

                                    _________________________________

                                                                        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 October 7, 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.

                                                By______________________________________

 

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

 

______________________________                       

Notary Public – Brazos County, Texas My commission expires: ___________

 

The 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.