Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 3:00 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 2005 Hurricane Response After Action Review.

 

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

 

4.                  Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding seeking Council direction in prioritizing future Council workshop agenda items.

 

5.                  Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding new legislation imposed upon local government officials, persons interested in conducting business or doing business with 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

                

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

                 Jan. 16                 Holiday – Office Closed

                 Jan 17                  Chamber of Commerce Meeting – Admin Conf. Rm – 5:30 p.m.

                 Jan 18                  Research Valley Partnership 3:00 p.m.

                 Jan 18                  Transportation Committee Meeting – Admin Conf. Rm – 5:30 p.m.

                 Jan 23                  Intergovernmental Committee Meeting – Brazos CountyNoon

                 Jan 26                  Workshop and Regular Council Meeting – 3 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

                 Jan 30                  Leadership Summit Luncheon and Overview for a Community of Respect – Memorial Student Center, Rm 206, 11:30 am-1:30 pm

                 

  1. 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.       Legal Aspects of the Fuqua Contract

 

Competitive Matter {Gov’t Code Section 551.086}; possible action

The City Council may deliberate, vote, or take final action on a competitive matter in closed session.  The City Council must make a good faith determination, by majority vote of the City Council, that the matter is a Competitive Matter.  A “Competitive Matter” is a utility-related matter that the City Council determines is related to the City of College Station’s Electric Utility Competitive Activity, including commercial information, which if disclosed would give advantage to competitors or prospective competitors.  The following is a general representation of the subject(s) to be considered as a competitive matter.

Marketing and Strategy Plans for College Station Electric Utilities

 

 

     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:

 

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:

 

     City Manager

 

 

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 12th  day of January, 2006 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 9th day of January, 2006 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 January 9, 2006, 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 _______________, 2006.

                                                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 and City web site at www.cstx.gov.


Agenda

College Station City Council

Regular Meeting

Thursday, January 12, 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 City Video

 

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 to approve the minutes for the College Station City Council Workshop and Regular Meeting on November 10, 2005.

 

13.2          Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding approval of the resolution adopting the document, “Mitigating Risk:  Protecting the Brazos Valley from All Hazards, 2004 – 2009.”

 

13.3          Presentation, possible action, and discussion on awarding Bid #06-36, Contract #06-053, to C&L Concrete for $98,084.00 for concrete foundation work for the electric system’s Spring Creek and Switch Station Substation sites.

 

13.4          Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding a resolution awarding the bid and approving a construction contract (Contract No. 06-020) with Dudley Construction, Ltd., in an amount of $227,428.00, for the construction of a Water Playground in W.A. Tarrow Park.

 

13.5          Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding approval of a real estate contract acquiring 22.335 acres of mitigation property, at a cost of $110,000.00.  This property acquisition is necessary to meet federal agency mitigation requirements for Navasota Ladies’ Tresses (an endangered wildflower) at the new landfill site on State Highway 30.

 

13.6          Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding approval of an annual contract with Young Contractors for the Installation of Hot Mix Asphalt Concrete, MC-30/AEP Emulsified Asphalt and RC-2 Winter Patch Asphalt, at a cost not to exceed $507,000.00.

 

13.7          Presentation, possible action, and discussion of a resolution awarding a professional services contract to Walter P. Moore Engineers for design of the extension of Arrington Road and Decatur Road in an amount not to exceed $423,991.00

 

13.8          Presentation, possible action, and discussion to approve Change Order #1 to Professional Services Contract 04-011 with Berens-Tate Consulting Group for arbitrage rebate calculation services, increasing the contract by $4,540 for a revised contract amount of $47,540.

 

13.9          Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding the award of demolition contract(s) with Jeffery Bailey Trucking for $32,500 and B/CS Construction for $32,950 for a total expenditure of $65,450.

 

13.10      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 $27,000 for artwork to be placed at Unity Plaza.

 

13.11      Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding approval of an annual price agreement with Vulcan Construction Materials to provide cover stone, trap rock for the maintenance of streets in an amount not to exceed $202,700.00.

 

13.12      Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding approval of an annual price agreement with Cleveland Asphalt Products to provide emulsified asphalt for the maintenance of streets in an amount not to exceed $212,800.00.

 

13.13      Presentation, possible action, and discussion on a change order to the professional services contract 05-057 with McCord Engineering, Inc. for $450,000.00 for electrical engineering services.

 

13.14      Presentation, possible action, and discussion on a local forfeiture agreement between the City of College Station and the Brazos County District Attorney’s Office.

 

13.15      Presentation, possible action, and discussion to amend the interlocal agreement with the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) for the Brazos Valley Regional Transportation Operations feasibility study, providing a time extension to March 31, 2006.

 

13.16      Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding a nomination to the Board of Managers of the Brazos County Emergency Communications District.

 

13.17      Presentation, possible action, and discussion of a ratification of $118,331 for the 2005 expenses for the Pharmacare prescription plan.

 

13.18      Presentation, possible action, and discussion on an ordinance amending Chapter 7, “Health and Sanitation”, of the code of ordinances of the City of College Station.

 

13.19      Presentation, possible action, and discussion of Change Order #5 to a Professional Services Contract with Edward and Kelcey (formerly Epsilon Engineering) for the Greens Prairie Road/Arrington Road Realignment, increasing the contract amount by $16,937.00, for a revised contract amount of $660,668.00.

 

 

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 a resolution supporting a grant application to purchase flood prone property located at 306 Redmond Drive in College Station.

 

14.2             Public hearing, presentation, possible action, and discussion on a Conditional Use Permit – Use & Site for a Stealth Telecommunications Tower consisting of approximately 0.05 acres at 111 Southwest Parkway East, generally located on the north side of Southwest Parkway, east of Texas Avenue.

 

14.3             Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding the Chamber of Commerce legislative trip to Washington D.C.

 

14.4             Presentation, possible action, and discussion on consideration of an ordinance amending Chapter 10, “Traffic Code,” Section 2(K) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station to prohibit left turn maneuvers from Luther Street to FM 2818, and the consideration of the creation of Section 2(N) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station to prohibit u-turns at the end of a proposed median which will extend through the FM 2818 and Luther Street intersection.

 

14.5             Presentation, possible action, and discussion on 1) acceptance of landowners’ petition for the designation of Reinvestment zone #16 in the Northgate District as provided for under Chapter 311, Tax Code; and 2) a Resolution calling for a public hearing for the creation of Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #16 as a tax increment financing zone.

 

14.6             Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding new legislation imposed upon local government officials, persons interested in conducting business or doing business with the City of College Station.

 

15.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for January 12, 2006.

 

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 12th  day of January, 2006 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 January, 2006 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 January 9, 2006, 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 ________________, 2006.     __________________________________

 

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this the _____day of ________________, 2006.

______________________________

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 and on city's website at www.cstx.gov.