Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop and Regular Meetings

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

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

 

2.                  Presentation, possible action, and discussion on the Internal Auditor position approved in the FY 05-06 budget and the creation of an audit committee.

 

3.                  Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding a follow up report from the Senior Advisory Committee concerning recommendations for a Senior Center.

 

4.                  Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding the City Center Project.

 

5.                  Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding a Request for Proposal for Legislative Consulting services for the City of College Station.

 

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

                

                 Dec. 12-14           Attorney General Open Meetings Conference – Austin, TX.

                 Dec. 12                Economic Outlook Luncheon – Hilton – 11:30 a.m.

                 Dec. 12                Fraternal Partnership Committee Meeting – 5:30 p.m-Adm Conf Rm

                 Dec. 13                Chamber of Commerce Meeting 8:00 a.m.

                 Dec. 14                Joint Council/P&Z Meeting – 4:00 p.m. Council Chambers

                 Dec. 15                Workshop and Regular Council Meeting, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

                 Dec. 19                Intergovernmental Committee, Noon Adm Conf. Room CS City Hall

                 Dec. 23                Holiday – Office Closed

                 Dec. 26                Holiday – Office Closed

                 Jan. 2                   Holiday – Office Closed

                 Jan. 12                 Workshop and Regular Council Meeting 3:00 and 7:00 p.m.

                 Jan. 16                 Holiday – Office Closed

                 

8.              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).

 

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 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:

 

1.      The proposed city convention center and associated privately developed hotel

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

3.      Game Day Centers mixed use redevelopment – Church Avenue and Wellborn Road in Northgate

 

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:

 

Aggie Field of Honor

 

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:

 

Council Self-evaluation

 

10.       Final Action on executive session, if necessary.

 

11.       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 15th  day of December, 2005 at 2:00 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 9th day of December, 2005 at 2:00 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 December 9, 2005, at 2:00 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, December 15, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

12.      Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation, Consider absence requests, Presentation of B/CS Boot

 

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, possible action, and discussion on an amendment to an Interlocal Agreement between the cities of Bryan and College Station providing for sharing the cost of an agreement with TEEX for technical assistance in the development of uniform drainage design guidelines for College Station and Bryan.

 

13.2          Presentation, possible action, and discussion on an amendment adding 122 days and $5,600 to a contract between the City and TEEX for technical assistance in the development of uniform drainage design guidelines for College Station and Bryan.

 

13.3          Presentation, possible action, and discussion to approve Change Order #2 to Professional Services Contract 03-139 with Mitchell and Morgan, LLP for engineering services for the Annexation Sewer Collection Project, increasing the contract by $3,200.00 for a revised contract amount of $213,945.00.

 

13.4          Presentation, possible action, and discussion on a resolution awarding the bid and approving a construction contract (Contract No. 06-28) with Elliott Construction in the amount not to exceed $296,642.90 for construction of the Steeplechase Sewer Impact Fee Line Project, Phase 1.

 

13.5          Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding a resolution awarding the bid #06-21 and approving a construction contract (Contract No. 06-001) with Acklam Construction, Inc. in an amount of $362,741.00, for the construction of Steeplechase Park.

 

13.6          Presentation, possible action, and discussion to approve a Pipeline Crossing Permit Agreement for the Steeplechase Sewer Impact Fee Project with Union Pacific Railroad.  The permit is required to bore under the railroad bed and install the sewer line.

 

13.7          Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding approval of a contract with Young Contractors for the Rehabilitation of Rock Prairie Road, east of Greens Prairie Road, at a cost of $112,309.00.  An exception to the competitive bidding process is being requested in order to preserve or protect the public health or safety of the city’s residents.

 

13.8          Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding approval of a contract for the procurement and installation of an Electronic Citation system for the Police Department with Advanced Public Safety, Inc. for an amount not to exceed $132,055.81, for additional hardware and software purchases from CISV vendors not to exceed $103,396, for modifications to the Court software not to exceed $4,600 by PCSS and for project contingency funds of $17,948.19 for a project total of $258,000.

 

13.9          Presentation, possible action, and discussion on renewal of Collection Agreements for delinquent accounts in Utilities, Municipal Ambulance Services and other miscellaneous revenue; and Municipal Court Fines/Fees for an estimated annual expenditure of $100,000.00 to American Municipal Services Company.

 

13.10      Presentation, possible action, and discussion on a renewal agreement to Brenco Marketing Corp. for gasoline and diesel fuel with annual estimated expenditures totaling $1,267,340.00.

 

13.11      Presentation, possible action, and discussion on a funding agreement between the City of College Station and Keep Brazos Beautiful for FY 06 in the amount of $45,000.

 

13.12      Presentation, possible action, and discussion on approving the budget of the African American National Heritage Society (AANHS); and presentation, possible action, and discussion on a funding agreement between the City of College Station and the African American National Heritage Society for FY 06 in the amount of $17,000.

 

13.13      Presentation, possible action, and discussion on approving the budget of the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History; and presentation, possible action, and discussion on a funding agreement between the City of College Station and the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History for FY 06 in the amount of $12,000.

 

13.14      Presentation, possible action, and discussion on approving the budget of the Arts Council of Brazos Valley (ACBV); and presentation, possible action and discussion on a funding agreement between the City of College Station and the Arts Council of Brazos Valley for FY 06 in the amount of $200,000 for the affiliates of the ACBV.

 

13.15      Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding a resolution approving landscape maintenance contracts with Rainbow Gardens in the amount of $47,283.00 and Landscape USA in the amount of $23,170.00.

 

13.16      Presentation, possible action, and discussion approving a resolution to award construction Contract No. 06-034 to W.W. Payton Corp. to construct two water wells in minor aquifers.  The amount of the contract is $1,723,000.

 

13.17      Presentation, possible action, and discussion on a resolution selecting the law firm of Coats Rose and authorizing expenditures of up to $80,000 for legal services associated with the proposed Hotel Convention Center project.

 

13.18      Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding the adoption of a resolution revising the fees for the collection of vital records.

 

13.19      Presentation, possible action, and discussion to approve a Needs Resolution for Public Utility Easements for the Water Service Extension Project.  The easements are along the west side of Hwy 6, South, south of Greens Prairie Road.

 

13.20      Presentation, possible action, and discussion on a resolution approving a conveyance agreement to transfer ownership of 1202 Arizona, a single-family undeveloped property, to the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate.

 

13.21      Presentation, possible action, and discussion in consideration of an ordinance amending Chapter 10, “Traffic Code,” Section 4E(3)(b) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station allowing parking on a section of Dominik Drive.

 

13.22      Presentation, possible action, and discussion on a request for Oversize Participation (OP) for a water line improvement for the Quality Suites Hotel located at 3610 Hwy 6 South on Lots 5 through 10 in the Southwood Valley Subdivision Phase 4, being made per City Code of Ordinances, Chapter 9, Subdivision Regulations, Section 9, Responsibility for Payment for Installation Costs, 9-A Oversized Participation in the amount of $30,067.00.

 

13.23      Presentation, possible action, and discussion on a request for Oversize Participation (OP) for a sanitary sewer improvement for the Ameri Suites Hotel on Lot 1 R, Block 1 of the Wheeler Subdivision Phase 2 being made per City Code of Ordinances, Chapter 9, Subdivision Regulations, Section 9, Responsibility for Payment for Installation Costs, 9-A Oversized Participation in the amount of $5,454.00.

 

13.24      Presentation, possible action, and discussion on an amendment to the Community Development Division’s FY 2005-06 Action Plan and Budget to provide federal CDBG funds to local agencies serving Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

 

13.25      Presentation, possible action, and discussion on an Advance Funding Agreement (AFA) with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to paint the existing signal poles at the FM 2154 (Wellborn Road) and Rock Prairie Road intersection as part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s project to widen FM 2154 between FM 2818 and SH 40.  The estimated cost of the City’s participation is $7,500.

 

13.26      Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding repealing Ordinance #2793 on the implementation of the Rental Registration Program for duplex and single family rentals.

 

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, possible action, and discussion of an ordinance abandoning a portion of Christine Lane.

 

14.2             Public hearing, presentation, possible action, and discussion on two Comprehensive Plan Amendments for an area totaling 82.2 acres; Part A consists of 26.3 acres and is located at the intersection of Arrington Road at Greens Prairie road to amend the Land Use Plan from a combination of  Institutional and Regional Retail to exclusively Regional Retail; Part B consists of 55.9 acres located between Greens Prairie Road and Arrington Road to amend the Land Use Plan from Single-family Residential Medium Density to Regional Retail and from Single-family Residential Medium Density to Residential Attached.

 

14.3             Public hearing, presentation, possible action, and discussion on a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to amend the Land Use Plan from Industrial/R&D to Residential Attached and Regional Retail for an area consisting of 22.62 acres and generally located north of Raymond Stotzer Parkway (FM 60) between Turkey Creek Road and FM 2818. (05-0500186)

 

14.4             Public hearing, presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding an ordinance amending Chapter 9, “SUBDIVISIONS” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, by amending certain sections of the parkland dedication ordinance; providing a severability clause; declaring a penalty; and providing an effective date.

 

14.5             Presentation, possible action, and discussion on the 2005 Gainsharing Distribution.

 

14.6             Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding an interlocal agreement between the City of College Station and Brazos County regarding animal control services.

 

14.7             Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding a Memorandum of Understanding among the City of College Station, LMZ Ventures, LTD., and Presidian Destinations, LTD. For the hotel and convention center project.

 

14.8             Presentation, possible action, and discussion on appointments for College Station representatives on the Joint Relief Funding Review Committee, the B/CS Library Board, and the Wolf Pen Creek TIF Board.

 

15.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for December 15, 2005.

 

16.       Final action on executive session, if necessary.

 

17.       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 15th  day of December, 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 9th day of December, 2005 at 2:00 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 December 9, 2005, at 2:00 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.     __________________________________

 

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.