Agenda

College Station City Council

Workshop Meeting

Thursday, February 9, 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 Planning and Zoning commission’s adopted Plan of Work, in joint session with the Planning & Zoning Commission.

 

3.                  Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding reimbursement of local funds used in State transportation projects using Pass-Through Tolls.

 

4.                  Presentation, possible action, and discussion to preview the Council Agenda in the new Agenda Manager software.

 

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

                

                 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 16                  City Council Special Workshop, Marriott Courtyard  8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

                 Feb 20                  IGC Meeting, City of Bryan   Noon

                 Feb 23                  Workshop and Regular Council Meeting – 3:00 p.m.

                 Feb 24                  20th Anniversary of the MSC Leland T & Jesse W. Jordan Institute for International Awareness – Annenberg Presidential Conference Center – 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

                 Feb 27                  TxDot Informational Meeting – BVCOG Offices – 9:00 a.m.noon

                 Mar 2                   Groundbreaking at Veterans Park & Athletic Complex (Phase II Project) 5:30 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

k.      Claim regarding Autumn Chase plat

 

 

9.         Final Action on executive session, if necessary.

 

10.       Adjourn.  


Approved:

 

 

_____________________________

Glenn Brown, Interim City Manager

 

Notice is hereby given that a Workshop Meeting of the City Council of the City of College Station, Texas will be held on the 9th  day of February, 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 6th day of February, 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 February 6, 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 bulletin 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, February 9, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chamber, 1101 Texas Avenue

College Station, Texas

 

11.      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.   

 

Vision Statement I - Core Services – We will provide high quality customer focused basic city services at a reasonable cost.

 

12.1          Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding Bid #06-50, award for the purchase of various transmission poles and materials for the Spring Creek and Brazos Transmission line construction for a total amount of $892,144.38.

 

12.2          Presentation, possible action, and discussion on the resolution approving a construction contract (Contract #06-060) with Young Contractors in the amount of $3,544,008.30 for infrastructure rehabilitation in the West Park area.

 

12.3          Presentation, possible action, and discussion on a renewal agreement for contract #04-013, bid #04-11 traffic marking services to N-Line Traffic Maintenance for an annual expenditure of $148,016.40.

 

12.4          Presentation, possible action, and discussion on an arbitrage rebate payment owed on the 1998 General Obligation Bonds, 1999 General Obligation Bonds, and 1999 Certificates of Obligation.  The total amount owed on the 1998 Bonds is $30,925.99 and the total amount owed on the 1999 bonds is $91,821.25.

 

 

12.5          Presentation, possible action, and discussion on the consideration of an ordinance amending Chapter 10, Section 2F, of the College Station Code of Ordinances regarding the Traffic Control Device Inventory, Schedule V (School Zones).

 

Vision Statement IV - Economic Development – We will provide a strong and diverse economic environment.

 

12.6          Presentation, possible action, and discussion approving the real estate contract for the acquisition of two duplexes located at 1115-17 and 1119-21 Georgia Street (Lots 1 and 2, Block Ten, McCulloch’s subdivision) in the amount of $110,000.

 

12.7          Presentation, possible action, and discussion on an assignment agreement between the City of College Station, Quorum Equities Group L.L.C., and Corinth Realty L.L.C.

 

Vision Statement II – Parks and Leisure Services – We will provide a large range of recreational and cultural arts opportunities.

 

12.8     Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding an Agreement for Services with the Brazos Valley Softball Association to provide officiating services for City athletic leagues and programs (contract number 06-115) in amount not to exceed $114,000.

 

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. 

 

Vision Statement III – Planning and Development – We will provide a well planned community.

 

13.1          Public hearing, presentation, possible action, and discussion on a text amendment to Article 7.2.H of the Unified Development Ordinance, Number of Off-Street Parking Spaces Required, for freestanding furniture sales and motor vehicle service areas.

 

13.2          Public hearing, presentation, possible action, and discussion on a rezoning for 2075 North Forest Parkway consisting of approximately 9.95 acres of the Morgan Rector League generally located on the south side of North Forest Parkway just east of Highway 6 frontage road, from A-O (Agricultural-Open) to R-1 (Single-Family Residential).

 

13.3          Public hearing, presentation, possible action, and discussion on a rezoning for 2407 Rock Prairie Road consisting of 1 lot on 1.787 acres generally located at the intersection of Rock Prairie Road and State Highway 6 South from A-O (Agricultural-Open) to C-1 (General Commercial).

 

13.4          Presentation, possible action, and discussion on a resolution revising the City’s official policy regarding the extension of water and sewer utility services to properties within the Extra-territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) of the City of College Station, Texas.

 

Vision Statement IV – Economic Development – We will provide and strong and diverse economic environment.

 

13.5          Presentation, possible action, and discussion on the appointment of a citizen representative to the Twin Cities Endowment board of directors.

 

Vision Statement I – Core Services – We will provide high quality customer focused basic city services at a reasonable cost.

 

13.6          Presentation, possible action, and discussion approving a contract with Dan Shelley for state legislative and lobbying services for the amount of $48,000 plus expenses and Meyers and Associates for federal legislative and lobbying services for the amount of $96,000 plus expenses.

 

13.7          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 median which will extend through the FM 2818 and Luther Street intersection.

 

14.       The City Council may convene the executive session following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for February 9, 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:

 

________________________________

Glenn Brown – Interim City Manager

 

Notice is hereby given that a Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City of College Station, Texas will be held on the 9th  day of February, 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 3rd day of February, 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 February 6, 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.