Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop and Regular Meetings

Monday, October 24, 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 an appointment to the Brazos Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau to fill an expired term.

 

2.                  Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding a response to a letter from Mayor Wentrcek concerning potential collaboration with the City of Bryan to jointly develop a new municipal golf course.

 

3.                  Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding the extension of Dartmouth Street from Krenek Tap Road to Harvey Mitchell Parkway.

 

4.                  Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding an update from the City’s representative for the Brazos County Appraisal District Board.

 

5.                  Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding the process for recommending depository bank.  A resolution selecting Bank of America as the City’s depository bank is included on the consent agenda.

 

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

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

                 Oct. 24                  Interfaith Dialogue Student Assoc. – 3rd Annual Inter-faith Dinner – Assoc. 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

                 Nov. 8                  Annual Chamber Banquet – 6:00 p.m. College Station Hilton

                 Nov. 10                Workshop and Regular Council Meeting – 3:00 p.m.

                 Nov. 16                Leadership Brazos Local Gov't Day, 8:15 a.m. City Hall

                 Nov. 19                Employee Annual Banquet – Brazos Center6:00 p.m.

                 Nov. 21                Intergovernmental Committee Meeting, Brazos Center noon

                 Nov. 21                Workshop and Regular Meetings 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

                 

9.           Discussion, review and possible action regarding the following meetings:  Brazos County Health Dept., 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).

 

10.       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.      Council Prayer, Liability, Risk, Current Legal Status

k.     Open Meetings Act, Legal Liability, Risk, Discussion of Ramifications of Order October 18th

 

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

 

     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.  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.  Council Self-evaluation

 

11.       Final Action on executive session, if necessary.

 

12.       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 24th 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 21st 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 21, 2005, at 3:00 p.m. and remained so posted continuously for at least 72 hours proceeding 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

Monday, October 24, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

13.      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.   

 

14.1          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on approval of minutes for City Council Workshop and Regular Meeting October 13, 2005.

 

14.2          Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding Change Order #1 to a Professional Services Contract with Patterson Architects for the Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater Multi-purpose Buildings, increasing the contract amount by $27,700, for a revised contract amount of $89,700.  Contract #05-194.

 

14.3          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a bid award for purchase of various street signs and materials maintained in inventory to Texas Correctional Industries for $1,147.00; Rocal Inc. for $948.00; Nippon Carbide Industries for $3,288.00; Vulcan Signs for $41,336.97; Vinyl Connection for $224.00; Dyna Engineering for $2,592.00 and Bryan Signs, Inc. for $2,475.00 for total estimated expenditures of $52,010.97 for an annual agreement period.

 

14.4          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a resolution awarding the bid and approving a construction contract (Contract No. 05-258) with A.L. Helmcamp, Inc. in the amount not to exceed $416,667.54 for construction of the Lift Station 1 Gravity Line and Lift Station 2 Forcemain, referred to as the Lift Stations 1 & 2 Reroute Project.

 

14.5          Presentation, discussion, and possible action to award a contract for installation of emergency generators and security improvements at critical locations in the Water and Wastewater Systems in the amount of $1,993,125.00.

 

14.6          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on approving the budget of the Brazos Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau; and 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 (if necessary) presentation, discussion, and possible action on an amendment to the existing funding agreement between the City of College Station and the Brazos Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

14.7          Presentation, discussion, and possible action to authorize the expenditures for the Brazos County Appraisal District in the amount of $151,929  pursuant to the Property Tax Code 6.06D.

 

14.8          Presentation, discussion, and possible action to authorize expenditures for the Brazos Animal Shelter in the amount of $65,334.

 

14.9          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a resolution selecting Bank of America as the City’s depository bank, approving a bank depository contract, selecting a custodian bank and approving a tri-party collateral agreement, designating the City Manager or his designee as the designated officer to administer the depository services for the City, and authorizing the maximum expenditure of funds not to exceed $45,000 in any year for the term of the 3 year contract.

 

14.10      Presentation, discussion, and possible action on 1) a Drainage, Corridor Beautification and Economic Development Participation Agreement between the City of College Station and Sahara Realty Group LTD and 2) a Resolution providing participation funds to Sahara Realty Group LTD.

 

 

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. 

 

15.1          Public hearing, presentation, discussion, and possible action on an ordinance to amend the City’s comprehensive plan, adding the extension of Appomattox Drive as a minor collector to the Thoroughfare Plan, east of Earl Rudder Freeway between North Forest Parkway and Raintree Drive.

 

15.2          Public hearing, presentation, discussion, and possible action on an ordinance  Rezoning approximately 45 acres of the Fojtik tract, generally located off of North Forest Parkway to the north and just east of Earl Rudder Freeway from A-O Agricultural Open to R-1 Single Family consisting of .

 

15.3          Public hearing, presentation, discussion, and possible action on an ordinance amending the Comprehensive Plan and to amend the Land Use Plan for 450 Earl Rudder Freeway South and vicinity from Floodplain & Streams to Regional Retail.  State Highway 6, the College Station City Limits and University Drive East delineate the area for consideration. (05-164)

 

15.4          Public hearing, presentation, discussion, and possible action on an ordinance rezoning for a .54-acre parcel located at 331 Dominik Drive and bound by George Bush Drive East, Dominik Drive and Puryear Drive from C-3 Light Commercial to R-3, Townhouse. (05-131)

 

15.5          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a resolution supporting the Texas Emerging Technology Fund Program developed by the State of Texas and supporting applications for emerging technology funding by Lynntech, Inc. and Corinnova, Inc.

 

 

15.6          Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding an overview of Tax Increment Financing and creation of a Tax Increment Reinvest Zone (TIRZ) for the convention center project.

 

15.7          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on an appointment to the Brazos Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau to fill an expired term.

 

15.8          Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding a resolution to support the Mayor signing the Eisenhower Protocol and supporting a National Multimodal Transportation Policy.

 

16.         The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for October 24, 2005.

 

17.       Final action on executive session, if necessary.

 

18.       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 24th   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 21st  day of October, 2005 at 3:00 p.m.

 

________________________________

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 21, 2005, at 3:00 p.m. and remained so posted continuously for at least 72 hours proceeding 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.