Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday, January 26, 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 regarding Law Enforcement’s Role in Economic Development.

 

3.                  Presentation, possible action and discussion on the status of various TxDOT projects: Texas Avenue Widening, State Highway 40, SH 6 (Earl Rudder Freeway) Ramp / Frontage Road Improvements, and the intersection of FM 2818 and Luther Street.

 

4.                  Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding development, programs and activities in the Wolf Pen Creek Corridor.

 

5.                  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.

 

6.               Council Calendars

Agenda Planning Calendar

                

                

                 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

                 Jan 31                   Wells Fargo Program on Ethics featuring Tom DeFrank and Gene Gibbons – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Annenberg Presidential Conference Center

                 Feb 2                    Special Council Meeting – 6:00 p.m. – City Hall

                 Feb 3                    8th Annual Crawfish Boil 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Kurten Community Ctr.

                 Feb 8                    Economic Outlook Conference – Hilton 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

                 Feb 9                    Workshop and Regular Council Meeting – 3:00 p.m.

                 Feb 10-12            AMCC Conference – Corpus Christi

                 Feb 20                  IGC Meeting – Noon – City of Bryan

                 Feb 23                  Workshop and Regular Council Meeting – 3:00 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.       Legal Review and Advice Regarding M.O.U. and Related Documents for City Conference Center and Hotel

 

 

     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

Incentives for joint laboratory venture

 

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

Olden property located at Rock Prairie and Greens Prairie Roads.

 

 

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 26th  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 23rd day of January, 2006 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 January 23, 2006, 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 _______________, 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 26, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

11.      Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation, Consider absence requests, Recognition of Joe Brown

 

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, possible action, and discussion to approve the minutes for the College Station City Council Workshop and Regular Meeting on November 22, 2005.

 

12.2          Presentation, possible action, and discussion on an interlocal government agreement with CSISD ordering a general municipal election to be held on May 13, 2006 for the purpose of electing Council members to Places 4 and 6; and an ordinance calling for a special election on May 13, 2006 for the purpose of proposing an amendment to the City Charter on the Council appointment of a city auditor.

 

12.3          Presentation, possible action, and discussion for approval to transfer funds to the City of Bryan, so that Bryan can both purchase land and award a contract for construction of a water distribution system pumped interconnect at 29th Street, near the B/CS city limits.

 

12.4          Presentation, possible action, and discussion on awarding Bid #06-39, to Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories for $729,100.00 for a substation control house at College Station Switch Station.  This work is in association with a new transmission tie with Brazos Electric Cooperative and College Station Utilities.

 

12.5          Presentation, possible action, and discussion on the award of Bid #06-43 an annual price agreement to Superior Crushed Stone, LC in an amount not to exceed $404,400 for crushed stone to be used by BVSWMA, Public Works and College Station Utilities.

 

12.6          Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding a resolution designating the alternate purchasing method for the Police Station Additions Project (Project No. GG-0402).

 

12.7          Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding a resolution approving the construction contract (Contract No. 06-048) with Austin Filter Systems, Inc. in the amount of $2,689,718.50 for the construction of the Bee Creek Combined Channel Improvements Project (SD-9802).

 

12.8          Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding a resolution designating the alternate purchasing method for the Fire Station No. 3 Relocation Project (Project No. GG-0401).

 

12.9          Presentation, possible action, and discussion of a resolution declaring intention to reimburse certain expenditures with proceeds from debt for the New Forestry Shop Project.

 

12.10      Presentation, possible action, and discussion to adopt an ordinance amending Chapter 10, “Traffic Code” of the Code of ordinances of the City of College Station by adding Section 8 “Municipal Court Building Security Fund”.

 

12.11      Presentation, possible action, and discussion to adopt an ordinance revising Chapter 10, “Traffic Code” of the Code of ordinances of the City of College Station by adding Section 10 “Municipal Court Technology Fund”.

 

12.12      Presentation, possible action, and discussion to adopt an ordinance establishing a Municipal Court Juvenile Case Manager fund; providing for the assessment and collection of a Municipal Court Juvenile Case Manager Fee; providing a severability clause; and providing an effective date.

 

12.13      Presentation, possible action, and discussion to approve Change Order #1 to Construction Contract No. 05-253 with Elliott Construction, Ltd. for construction services for the Water Service Extension Project Phase 1, increasing the contract by $67,581.00 for a revised contract amount of $2,120,239.00.

 

12.14      Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding approval of a Ground Lease Agreement By and Between the City of College Station and the Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System for the lease of 1.4 acres for the Northgate Electric Substation. This is a 50 year renewable lease, already approved by the Texas A&M Board of Regents in December, 2005. During the term of the lease, the City of College Station will pay TAMUS a yearly rental of $1.00 for the property.

 

12.15      Presentation, possible action, and discussion approving an addendum to a previously approved real estate contract that will authorize the purchase of 76 acres of land needed for the BVSWMA Rock Prairie Landfill Soil Deficit Management Project.  The property is owned by Dolly Olden and is adjacent to the existing landfill, located on the south side of Rock Prairie Road, west of Greens Prairie Road.  The purchase price is $1,042,933.

 

12.16      Presentation, possible action, and discussion on a resolution approving an Optional Relocation Program (ORP) Rehousing Agreement between the City and an eligible housing assistance applicant, and authorization of the expenditure of funds for demolition/construction costs of $67,350 for the project located at 909 Montclair.

 

 

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, possible action, and discussion on Budget Amendment #1 to the City of College Station 2005-2006 Budget authorizing an increase in appropriations of $2,226,749.

 

13.2             Public hearing, presentation, possible action, and discussion on two Rezonings for an area totaling 62.423 acres; Part A consists of 22.752 acres and is located at the intersection of Arrington Road at Greens Prairie Road to rezone the property from A-O Agricultural Open to C-1 General Commercial; Part B consists of 39.671 acres located between Greens Prairie Road and Arrington Road to rezone the property from A-O Agricultural Open to C-1 General Commercial.

 

13.3             Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding options for bridge designs on the Dartmouth Extension crossing Bee Creek.

 

13.4             Presentation, possible action, and discussion on the selection of a legislative and lobbying consultant.

 

14.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for January 26, 2006.

 

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 26th  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 23th day of January, 2006 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 January 23, 2006, 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 ________________, 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.