Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop and Regular Meetings

Thursday, November 10, 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 of Streaming Media Option for Public Communications.

 

2.                  Presentation, discussion, and possible action on the status of the Strategic Plan.

 

3.                  Presentation, discussion, and possible action on the Key Result Area for Strategic Plan for Economic Development.

 

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

                

                 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                  2005 Constitutional Amendment Election

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

                 Nov. 8                  Dignity Memorial Escape School – Memorial Funeral Chapel – 6:30 p.m.

                 Nov. 8                  Neighborhood Partnership Seminar Supper – Online Streaming Video – City Hall Council Chambers – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

                 Nov. 9                  BVCOG 38th Annual Meeting and Luncheon 11:30 – 1:30

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

                 Nov. 11                Veterans Day Ceremony 6 p.m.Veterans Park and Athletic Complex

                 Nov. 14                IGC w/both Councils and Commissioners Court – 6:00 p.m.-Wayfinding Analysis and Program Design

                 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. 22                Workshop and Regular Meetings 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

                 Nov. 24-25          Thanksgiving Holiday – Offices Closed

                 Nov. 30                The Wells Fargo Program on Ethics w/Dennis Ross – Presidential Library Center 6:00 p.m.

                 

7.           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).

 

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.       Gas Reliability Infrastructure Program (GRIP) 2004

k.      Resolution ordering Atmos Energy to show just cause

 

     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

 

9.         Final Action on executive session, if necessary.

 

10.       Adjourn.  

 

APPROVED:

 

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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 10th day of November, 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 4th day of November, 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 November 4, 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

Thursday, November 10, 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 Workshop and Regular Meeting October 24, 2005.

 

12.2          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a proposed resolution of the City Council of the City of College Station, Texas, appointing the City’s representative to the Brazos County Appraisal District (BCAD) Board of Directors for a two-year term commencing on January 1, 2006; and providing an effective date.

 

12.3          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on a non-standard professional services contract #05-297 for Permitting, Mitigation Planning and Engineering Design Services at the State Highway 30 Landfill Project to HDR Engineering, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $1,662,000.00.

 

12.4          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on renewal of contract for administrative fees for employee health and dental insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield, employee prescription drug plan with Pharmacare, and employee assistance program with Interface, and the approval of expenditures for projected claims.  Annual administrative fees will be $350,940.84, and projected claims costs will be $4,434,884.52.

 

12.5          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on renewal of contract for stop-loss insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas for our self-funded employee medical plan, with an annual premium of $277,117.

 

12.6          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on renewal of contract for long term disability insurance (LTD) with The Standard Insurance Company with an annual premium of $53,103.

 

12.7          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on renewal of contract for employee life, accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D), voluntary life and AD&D, and dependent life insurance with the Standard Insurance Company, with an annual premium of $84,960.

 

12.8          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on the renewal agreement with Sims Plastics of Waco for the annual purchase of concrete meter boxes to be maintained in inventory, Bid No. 04-93, for an annual expenditure of $79,815.75.

 

 

 

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 a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to amend the Land Use Plan from Single-family Residential Medium Density to Residential Attached for 2755 Barron Road, a 41.16-acre tract generally located at the southeast corner of Barron Road and State Highway 40. (05-165)

 

13.2          Public hearing, presentation, discussion, and possible action on an ordinance denying the proposal by Atmos Energy Corporation to implement interim (GRIP) Gas Reliability Infrastructure Program rate adjustments for gas utility investment in 2004, and becoming a member of the Atmos Cities Steering Committee.

 

13.3          Public hearing, presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding a resolution ordering Atmos Energy Corporation to show cause regarding the reasonableness of its existing natural gas distribution rates.

 

13.4          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on an ordinance amending Chapter 3 “Building Regulations” of the City Code providing criteria and process for the abandonment of easements and rights-of-way.

 

13.5          Presentation, discussion, and possible action on an arbitrage rebate payment owed on the 1999 General Obligation Bonds, 1999 Certificates of Obligation, 2000 General Obligation Bonds, and 2000 Certificates of Obligation.  The total amount owed on the 1999 Bonds is $90,579.62, and the total amount owed on the 2000 bonds is $52,224.20.

 

 

14.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for November 10, 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:

 

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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 10th day of November, 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 4th day of November, 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 November 4, 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.