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									                                                                    Council members
Ben White                                                           John Crompton
Mayor Pro Tem                                                       James Massey
Ron Gay                                                             Lynn McIlhaney
City Manager                                                        Chris Scotti
Glenn Brown                                                         David Ruesink


                                       Minutes
                           City Council Workshop Meeting
                         Thursday, July 26, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
                   City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Texas Avenue
                                College Station, Texas

COUNEIL MEMBERS PRESENT: Mayor White, Mayor Pro Tem Gay, Council
members Crompton, Massey, McIlhaney, Scotti, Ruesink

STAFF PRESENT: City Manager Brown, City Attorney Cargill Jr., City Secretary
Hooks, Assistant City Secretary Casares, Management Team.

Mayor White called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.

Workshop Agenda Item No. 1 – Presentation, possible action, and discussion on
items listed on the consent agenda.

Consent Agenda Item 2e. – Presentation, possible action, and discussion on a yearly
Renewal (Bid No. 06-62) – Rental of front-end loaders (Contract No. 06-165) of a (5)
year agreement for the lease of slant-top, front-end loading refuse containers. This is the
first renewal of this agreement.

Sanitation Superintendent Wally Urrutia explained that the purchase option was not cost
effective.

Workshop Agenda Item No. 2 – Presentation, possible action and discussion on an
update regarding the creation of neighborhood protection standards.

Director of Planning and Development Bob Cowell presented a follow-up to the May 24,
2007 Council workshop meeting regarding Historic Preservation. Mr. Cowell illustrated
the proposed neighborhood protection options which included neighborhood issues such
as an influx of rental housing, parking, or the environment. The standards include
setbacks, floor area ratio to number of unrelated individuals in a household, on-street
parking limitations or limits on impervious cover. The protection standards may be in the
form of an overlay or of a separate zoning category. He presented examples used in other
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Texas communities, as well as challenges and opportunities for the City to implement
neighborhood protection standards. .

After a brief discussion, Council directed staff to develop some possible neighborhood
protection standards addressing redevelopment, tree removal and on-street parking.

Workshop Agenda Item No. 3 – Presentation, possible action, and discussion
regarding regional transportation planning items in Brazos County.

Transportation Planner Ken Fogle presented a brief overview of the regional
transportation planning projects which includes the Bryan-College Station Loop, IH-
69/TTC-69 Update and the Gulf Coast Strategic Highway. No formal action was taken.

Workshop Agenda Item No. 4 – Presentation, possible action, and discussion
regarding approval of the proposed Wide Area Communications System Plan.

Director of Information Technology Ben Roper presented a brief update of the proposed
plan and introduced Mr. Jim Barron, RCC Consultant.

Mr. Barron provided a summary of the proposed Brazos and Washington Counties Wide
Area Communications System. He demonstrated issues pertaining to the project funding,
RCC Consultant’s role, project participants, existing systems, the conceptual design,
conceptual system design and budgetary pricing, estimated system maintenance, and the
grant program.

Staff recommended approval of the conceptual Wide Area Communications System Plan
and submission of the grant request.

The census of the City Council was to accept the concept and direct staff to move
forward with the grant submission.

Workshop Agenda Item No. 5 – Presentation and discussion regarding an update
briefing on the City’s Technology Plan.

Director of Information Technology Ben Roper introduced this item. Mr. Roper
described the statement of purpose, goals and a brief summary of each element of the
plan. Staff recommended acceptance of the Technology Plan. No action was taken.

Workshop Agenda Item No. 6 – Council Calendars

Council reviewed their upcoming events.

Workshop Agenda Item No. 7 – Presentation, possible action, and discussion 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
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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.

This item was postponed until after the regular agenda.

Workshop Agenda Item No. 8 – Discussion, review and possible action regarding
the following meetings: Audit Committee, Brazos County Health Dept., Brazos
Valley Council of Governments, Cemetery Committee, City Center, CSISD/City
Joint Meeting, Design Review Board, Fraternal Partnership, Historic Preservation
Committee, Interfaith Dialogue Association, Intergovernmental Committee, Joint
Relief Funding Review Committee, Library Committee, Metropolitan Planning
Organization, Outside Agency Funding Review, Parks and Recreation Board,
Planning and Zoning Commission, Sister City Association, TAMU Student Senate,
Research Valley Partnership, Regional Transportation Committee for Council of
Governments, Transportation Committee, Wolf Pen Creek Oversight Committee,
Wolf Pen Creek TIF Board, Zoning Board of Adjustments, YMCA Coordinating
Board.

This item was postponed until after the regular agenda

Workshop Agenda Item No. 9 – Executive Session.

At 5:22 p.m., Mayor White announced in open session that the City Council would
convene into executive session pursuant to sections 551.071, 551.074 and 551.087 of the
Open Meetings Act, to seek the advice of our attorney with respect to pending and
contemplated litigation, to consider the appointment and evaluation of public officer(s)
and economic development negotiations.

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:

                            Traditional Values, Progressive Thinking
                                     In the Research Valley
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Application with TCEQ in Westside/Highway 60 area, near Brushy Water Supply
Corporation.
Application for sewer package plant in Nantucket area.
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.
Cause No. GN-502012, Travis County, TMPA v. PUC (College Station filed Intervention
7/6/05)
Sewer CCN request.
Legal aspects of Lease Agreement for No. 4 Water Well and possible purchase of or lease
of another water site.
Civil Action No. H-04-3876, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston
Division, JK Development v. College Station.
                                     nd
Cause No. 06-002318-CV-272, 272 Judicial District Court, Brazos County, Texas,
Taylor Kingsley v. City of College Station, Texas and Does 1 through 10, inclusive.
Cause No. 485, CC, County Court at Law No. 1, Brazos County, Texas, City of College
Station v. David Allen Weber, et al.
Bed & Banks Water Rights Discharge Permits for College Station and Bryan.
                                     st
Cause No. 07-001241-CV-361, 361 Judicial District Court, Brazos County, Texas
Gregory A. & Agnes A. Ricks v. City of College Station

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. Game Day
   2. Special Districts
   3. Ramada Inn Mixed Use Development

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. City Council Self Evaluation

Workshop Agenda Item No. 10 – Final action on executive session, or any workshop
agenda item not completed or discussed in today’s workshop meeting will be
discussed in tonight’s regular meeting if necessary.
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Council returned from executive session at 6:58 p.m. No action was taken.

Workshop Agenda Item No. 11 – Adjourn.

The workshop session concluded at 6:59 p.m.

PASSED AND APPROVED on the 23rd day of August, 2007.

                                    APPROVED:


                                    ____________________
                                    Mayor Ben White

ATTEST:


____________________________
City Secretary Connie Hooks

								
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