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                                College Station City Council
                             Workshop and Regular Meetings
                     Thursday July 10, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
                      City Hall Council Chamber, 1101 Texas Avenue
                                  College Station, Texas

COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT:               Mayor Silvia, Mayor Pro Tem Hazen, Council
members Massey, Maloney, Happ, Mears, Wareing

STAFF PRESENT: City Manager Brymer, Assistant City Manager Brown, City Attorney
Cargill, Jr., City Secretary Hooks, PARD Director Beachy, Assistant City Secretary Casares,
Public Relations and Communications Assistant Jett, Director of Development Services Templin,
Community Development Administrator Brumley, Director of Economic Development Foutz,
Director of Public Works Smith and Assistant to the City Manager Alexander

Mayor Silvia called the workshop session to order at 3:00 p.m.

Workshop Agenda Item No. 1 -- Discussion of consent agenda items listed for Regular
Council Meeting.

Consent Agenda Item No. 10.8 -- Discussion and possible action on an Interlocal Agreement
between the City of College Station and the City of Bryan regarding the University Drive
Widening Project.

City Manager Brymer clarified language in the Interlocal Agreement.

Consent Agenda Item No. 10.14 -- Discussion and possible action on an ordinance making
certain findings of fact and conditionally vacating and abandoning of a portion of a forty (40)
foot drainage easement which crosses and lies within Lot 17, Block 1, Emerald Forest, Phase 2,
City of College Station.

City Engineer Bob Mosley explained that a forty ft. wide drainage easement crosses the
applicant's property and inhabits its development. A creek bed is currently located in the
drainage easement and a public sanitary sewer main is currently located in the drainage
easement. The applicant submitted a re-plat of the property that has been approved by the
Planning and Zoning Commission, which provides for a replacement drainage easement on the
property. The applicant had dedicated to the City a new forty ft. easement.


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Mr. Mosley noted that the applicant must complete the following conditions:

   That the applicant relocate the creek bed crossing the applicant's property from the existing
    drainage easement to the replacement drainage easement.
   That the applicant relocate the existing public sanitary sewer main from the existing drainage
    easement o the replacement drainage easement.
   That the applicant dedicate to the City a replacement drainage and utility easement on the
    applicant's property either by re-plat or by separate instrument in compliance with the City's
    regulations.

Workshop Item No. 2 -- Presentation, discussion and possible action on the Community
Development Division’s Fiscal Year 2003-2004 Action Plan and proposed Annual Budget.

Community Development Director Randy Brumley presented the 2003-2004 Action Plan and
Proposed Budget. The Action Plan outlines the specific projects and services that will be funded
during the 2003-2004 program year. The City of College Station 2003 allocation for CDBG is
$1,379,000 and for HOME is $759,716 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development. The 2003 Action Plan serves as the City of College Station application to HUD
for CDBG and HOME funds.

        FY03-04 Budget Summary for Community Development -
        Fiscal Year 2003 - 2004
                CDBG Allocation: $1,379,000 HOME Allocation: $759,716
         Project          Carry-over       Budget         New       Total Proposed
                                          Adjustment   Allocation      FY 03-04


Owner Occupied          $72,974                  $17,713     $156,434     $229,408
Rehabilitation          CDBG          $55,261      HOME       $6,434
                                                              CDBG
                                                             $150,000
                                                              HOME
Optional Relocation       $211,289          ($69,110)        $172,220     $314,399
Program                   $15,538             HOME           $25,419
                           CDBG                               CDBG
                          $195751                            $146,801
                           HOME                               HOME
Demolition                   $28,540            CDBG                      $28,540

Acquisition                $22,647           $40,000         $177,353     $240,000
                            CDBG              CDBG            CDBG




Interim Assist.              $5,000             CDBG                       $5,000




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Homebuyer Assistance      $159,917           ($207,332)       $210,000     $162,585
                           HOME                HOME            HOME




Rental Rehabilitation      $40,000              ($40,000)    CDBG             $0
                            CDBG
Commercial                  $72,520             CDBG                        $72,520
Rehabilitation


         FY03-04 Budget Summary for Community Development
        Fiscal Year 2003 - 2004
                CDBG Allocation: $1,379,000 HOME Allocation: $759,716
         Project          Carry-over       Budget         New       Total Proposed
                                          Adjustment   Allocation      FY 03-04


CHDO                        $299,975            HOME          $113,957     $343,932
                                                               HOME
New Construction                  $280,612   HOME              $25,000     $305,612
                                                                HOME


Code Enforcement           $13,226             $1,970          $67,774      $83,970
                            CDBG               CDBG             CDBG
Tenant Based Rental               $42,200    HOME                           $42,200
Assist.
CHDO Operating                    $76,350    HOME             $37,986      $114,336
                                                               HOME
Public Service Agency                                         $206,850     $206,850
                                                               CDBG

Administration              $1,970            ($1,970)         $275,800    $351,772
                            CDBG               CDBG             CDBG
                                                               $75,972
                                                                HOME

Public Facility           $1,268,746         $204,832         $618,370     $2,091,948
                            CDBG              CDBG             CDBG




Total                                                                      $4,593,072




Staff recommended a covered baseball pavilion at Lincoln Center in the amount of $350,000.
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Council member Maloney made a motion to approve a covered baseball pavilion, the expansion
of Lincoln Center, and the goals and objectives as presented in the 2003-2004 Five-Year
Consolidated Plan. Council member Massey second the motion, which carried unanimously,
7-0.

No official action was taken on the proposed budget. It will be considered at a future meeting.

Workshop Item No. 3 -- Presentation, discussion and possible action on appointments to
boards and committees served by City Council members.

The following individuals were appointed by the City Council to represent the City of College
Station on joint committees with other governmental agencies and community groups.

Brazos County Health Department

Dennis Maloney and Anne Hazen

Intergovernmental Committee

Anne Hazen, James Massey and John Happ

Joint City/School Intergovernmental Committee

Scott Mears, Anne Hazen and James Massey

Research Valley Partnership Board of Directors

Dennis Maloney, Larry Mariott and David Hickson

Brazos Valley Council of Governments Board of Directors

Lynn McIlhaney and Ron Silvia

Bryan/College Station Metropolitan Planning Organization

Ron Silvia

Brazos Animal Shelter Board of Directors

Ron Silvia

Sister Cities Association

Scott Mears




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Wolf Pen Creek Oversight Committee

James Massey and Scott Mears

Brazos County Emergency Communications District (911)

Police Chief Feldman

Transportation Committee

Robert Wareing, Dennis Maloney and John Happ

BVSWMA Policy Advisory Board

Dennis Maloney and Ron Silvia

Mayor Silvia reported he met with the student senate regarding a number of topics. The main
topics were:

a. Appointment of a Texas A&M Student Government Liaison to the City Council.
b. The possibility of the Student Senate jointing the Intergovernmental Committee.
c. The Student Senate expressed interest in working with the City of College Station in any
   capacity.
d. The Student Senate expressed having a Council member serves as a liaison to their meetings.

Council member Hazen made a suggestion to reinstate the Community Relations Committee and
include the TAMU Student Senate and representative from Blinn College.

Council member Massey noted that he will convey her suggestion to the Intergovernmental
Committee.

City Manager Brymer suggested developing a written charge for the Intergovernmental
Committee.

Council discussed the possibility of a council liaison to each committee.

Workshop Item No. 4 -- Discussion and possible action on appointments to various Citizen
Committees as well as quarterly review of Committees and Boards.

Council member Mears moved to delay Workshop Agenda Item No. 4 until the Regular Agenda
due to the Special Execution Session. The City Council concurred.

Workshop Item No. 5 -- 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.
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Council member Maloney suggested a policy to include public art regarding a public structure
within City facilities.

Council member Maloney inquired about the policy pertaining to freestanding billboards.

Council recessed at 4:55 p.m. for a short break and returned to the workshop meeting at 5:09
p.m.

Workshop Agenda Item No. 7 -- Executive Session

At 5:10 p.m. Mayor Silvia announced in open session that the City Council would convene into
executive session pursuant to Sections 551.071, 551.074 and 551.086 of the Open Meetings Act,
to seek the advice of the City Attorney with respect to pending and contemplated litigation, the
evaluation of a public officer and to consider economic development negotiations.


Cause No. 43,098-85, Brazos County – Bryan v. College Station
Cause No. 96-03168, Travis County – Bryan, et al. v. PUC (intervention)
Cause No. 97-02587, Travis County – Bryan, et al. v. PUC (intervention)
Cause No. 98-13391, Travis County – Bryan, et al. v. PUC (intervention)
Cause No. 96-06940, Travis County – Bryan, et al. v. PUC (intervention)
Cause No. 97-07000, Travis County – TMPA v. PUC (intervention)
Cause No. 98-11817, Travis County – TMPA v. PUC (intervention)
Cause No. 98-11815, Travis County – Texas-New Mexico Power Co. v. PUC (intervention)
Cause No. 97-12392, Travis County – Central Power & Light Co. v. PUC (intervention)
Cause No. 97-12405, Travis County – Bryan v. PUC (intervention)
Cause No. 97-12401, Travis County – TMPA v. PUC (intervention)
Cause No. 97-12402, Travis County – San Antonio v. PUC (intervention)
Cause No. 97-10792, Travis County – TMPA v. PUC (intervention)
Cause No. GN002343, Travis County – San Antonio v. PUC (intervention)
Cause No. GN002513, Travis County – San Antonio v. PUC (intervention)
Cause No. GN000152, Travis County – TMPA v. PUC (intervention)
Cause No. GN200090; Travis County – Reliant Energy v. Big Country Electric Coop, et al.
Cause No. GN200100, Travis County – San Antonio, etc. v. Brazos Electric Power Coop, et al.
Cause No. GN200685, Travis County – TMPA v. PUC and City of Bryan (intervention)
Cause No. GN300714, Travis County – TMPA v. PUC and City of Bryan (intervention)
Case No. 03-02-00462-CV, Court of Appeals –TMPA v. PUC (continued intervention)
Case No. 03-02-00701-CV, Court of Appeals – TMPA v. PUC (continued intervention)
Docket Nos. TX96-2-000, TX96-2-001, TX96-2-002, TX96-2-003, TX96-2-004, TX96-2-005, TX96-2-
006, TX96-2-007, FERC – College Station, applicant
Docket No. 25197, Public Utility Commission – College Station request to set rates.
Docket No. 25395, Public Utility Commission – College Station (intervention)
Docket No. 26950, Public Utility Commission – College Station (intervention)
PUC Project No. 25937 – PUC investigation into possible manipulation of ERCOT market (respondent)
PUC Project No. 21927 – College Station request to maintain current certification
PUC Project No. 25591 – 2001 electric utility earnings reports (respondent)
Cause No. 52,434-361, Brazos County – College Station v. Wolf Pen Creek, Ltd., et al.
Cause No. 28,765, Grimes County – Trant v. Grimes County, College Station and Bryan
Case No. G-02-108, U.S. District Court – Lester v. College Station and Piersall.
Cause No. 02-001154-CV-85; Brazos County – Municipal Drilling vs. College Station
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Cause No. 02-001291-CV-361, Brazos County – Piersall v. College Station and Feldman
Cause No. 02-002223-CV-361, Brazos County – DeSantiago v. College Station
Cause No. 02-002445-CV-272, Brazos County – Evelyn L. Bruce v. College Station, C.D. Henderson,
Inc., and Scott Elliott, d/b/a Elliott Construction
Cause No. 03-000617-CV-272, Brazos County – TCA Holdings, et al. v. College Station
Cause No. 03-CV-129115, Fort Bend County – College Station v. Contract Land Staff, Inc.
TXU Lone Star Gas Rate Request.

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:
1.        Communications Director

Competitive Matters {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.
1. Marketing Plans and Strategy for College Station Electric Utilities

Workshop Agenda Item No. 6 -- Council Calendars
2003 Council Meeting dates
Council Planning Calendar as of July 2, 2003
Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center’s “Swing Fore It” Golf Tournament, 7/7,
Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 7/8, 5:30 p.m., Briarcrest Country Club
TEX-21 Meeting, 7/11, Austin
Public Kickoff for the P. David Romei Arts Center, 7/14, 9:00 a.m., Wolf Pen Creek
TML Newly Elected Officials Orientation, 7/25 – 7/26, Austin, Texas
Texas 2003 Transportation Summit, 8/13 – 8/15, Irving Texas
Citizens Committee Orientation, 8/18, 6:00 p.m., Council Chambers
Transportation Summit. Aug. 13-15

This item was discussed during the regular meeting.

Workshop Agenda Item No. 8.--Final action on Executive Session, if necessary.

Council recessed from executive session at 7:00 p.m. No action was taken.

Regular Meeting: Item No. 9

Mayor Silvia called the regular meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. He led the audience in the pledge
of allegiance.

Pastor Sam Steele of Covenant Presbyertarian Church provided the invocation.
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Mayor Silvia, City Manager Tom Brymer and Director of Public Works Mark Smith presented
the SOAR Award to three Public Works Employees.

Item No. 9.1 Hear Visitors:

Pastor Sam Steele, Covenant Presbyterian Church, expressed positive comments regarding the
community.

CONSENT AGENDA

10.1   Approved by common consent the minutes for City Council workshop and regular
       meeting, June 26, 2003.

10.2   Bid No. 02-86 – Approved by common consent the renewal of annual agreement for the
       purchase of steel electrical distribution poles to be maintained in inventory for an annual
       estimated expenditure of $111,195.

10.3   Bid No. 03-69 – Approved by common consent Resolution No. 7-10-2003-10.3
       awarding a construction contract for the Longmire Sidewalks Project, to Texcon, in the
       amount of $197,950.

10.4   Bid No. 03-76 – Approved by common consent an annual agreement for the purchase of
       Electric Wire and Cable maintained in inventory in the amount of $440,798.

10.5   Bid No. 03-86 – Approved by common consent Resolution No. 7-10-2003-20.5
       approving a construction contract for the replacement of two (2) playgrounds and the
       installation of rubber cushioning in Jack and Dorothy Miller Park in the amount of
       $88,889.00.

10.6   Approved by common consent on renewal of an annual contract to remove and replace
       concrete flat work, remove and replace curb and gutter in an amount not to exceed
       $546,840.

10.7   Approved by common consent the purchase of five copiers from Ikon Office Solutions in
       the amount of $56,900.

10.8   Approved by common consent an Interlocal Agreement between the City of College
       Station and the City of Bryan regarding the University Drive Widening Project.

10.9   Approved by common consent an Advance Funding Agreement in partnership with the
       City of Bryan with the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) for the design and
       construction of the University Drive East Widening from the East Bypass to FM 158.

10.10 Approved by common consent an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) with Brazos County for the
      County’s contribution to the future State Hwy 40/Greens Prairie Road realignment
      project.

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10.11 Approved by common consent Change Order #1 to the Professional Services Contract
      #02-027 with CSC Engineering and Environmental Consultants, Inc. for engineering
      design and construction management for Fire Station #1 repairs and renovations,
      increasing the contract in the amount of $20,000.00.

10.12 Approved by common consent calling a public hearing for July 24, 2003 for Budget
      Amendment #2 to the City of College Station 2002-2003 Budget authorizing an increase
      in appropriations of $9,295,500 in various funds.

10.13 Approved by common consent approving the renewal of services contract #02-159 with
      S.T. Lovett and Associates to provide right-of-way and real property acquisition services
      for an amount not to exceed $80,000.00.

10.14: Approved Ordinance No. 2646 making certain findings of fact and continually vacating
       and abandoning a portion of a forty foot wide drainage easement, which crosses and lies
       within Lot 17, Block 1, Emerald Florist, Phase 2 in the City of College Station, Texas.

Council member Happ moved approval of the consent agenda. Council member Hazen seconded
the motion, which carried unanimously, 7-0.

REGULAR AGENDA

Regular Agenda Item No. 11.1 -- Presentation, discussion and possible action on an
ordinance amending the membership requirements of the Design Review Board.

Director of Development Services Kelly Templin remarked that the adopted language within
Section 2.3 of the Unified Development Ordinance provides for a seven member Design Review
Board consisting of the following: a registered architect; a business person; a landscape
architect; a developer or land owner in a design district; a person knowledgeable in aesthetic
judgement; a citizen-at-large; and the Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission or his
designee. The addition of the following language to Section 2.4B of the Unified Development
Code will clarify the appointment of those with stakes in the design district processes:

"Of the members listed above, at least two shall be owners of property of a business within a
design district, a resident within a design district, or an individual employed within a design
district."

This item was tabled at the June 12, 2003 City Council meeting so that the Board members could
be appointed at the same meeting.

Council member Massey removed this item from the table. Council member Maloney seconded
the motion, which carried unanimously, 7-0.




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Council member Maloney moved to approve Ordinance No. 2647 as presented amending the
membership requirements of the Design Review Board. Council member Happ seconded the
motion, which carried unanimously, 7-0.

Regular Agenda Item No. 11.2 -- Presentation, discussion and possible action on:1) revision
to Item No. 6 to the Research Valley Partnership’s Economic Development Guidelines; and
2) discussion on target industries list.

Economic Development Director Kim Foutz presented two key items in the Guidelines for
council consideration. The first substantive revision added a Temporary Small Business
Program. Currently companies must make a capital investment of at least $2 million to qualify
for incentives, however this proposed program would provide financial assistance to companies
making a capital investment of less than $2 million. The proposed change would allow the RVP
to assist expanding local companies in targeted industries that may be too small to qualify for
assistance under current requirements but are strong businesses making vital contributions to the
local economy. The proposed language is: "To qualify for this program, companies must meet
the RVP's Targeted Industries requirements listed and shall successfully complete the required
due diligence process. This program will offer cash in-lieu of tax abatement for qualifying
companies and the maximum amount of relief offered will not exceed $15,000. Given the
$15,000 maximum, the RVP's Executive Committee will approve or disapprove projects
presented under this program. The RVP Board of Directors has established a $75,000 annual cap
for projects under this category. The Board of Directors will approve requests for funds above
this level.

The second substantive revision was Section II-B(4): "Brokerage fees will be paid to the broker
that successfully completes a deal located in either the Business Center at College Station or the
Bryan Business Park in which free or reduced land is offered by the community. The fees shall
be limited to five (5) percent of the value of the land based on the value used when modeling the
economic and fiscal impact of a qualifying project." The RVP expects this policy to encourage
commercial realtors to refer prospects to the RVP.

The City of Bryan and Brazos County have approved the proposed revisions to the Guidelines.

Ms Foutz noted that the Research Valley Partnership's Target Industry List included the
following types of businesses:

   Biotechnology
   Call Centers
   Corporate headquarters operations
   Distribution
   Information technology
   Manufacturing
   Recycling and products from recycled materials
   Value added to agriculture
   Technology



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Roland Mower, Executive Director of the Research Valley Partnership addressed the Council.

Council member Mears moved to approve 1) revision #6 the Research Valley Partnership's
Economic Development Guidelines; and 2) target industries list. Council member Maloney
seconded the motion, which carried unanimously, 7-0.

Regular Agenda Item No. 11.3 -- Presentation, discussion and possible action on
appointments to the Research Valley Partnership Board of Directors.

Director of Economic Development Kim Foutz remarked that this item was tabled at the June 12,
2003 City Council meeting and is placed on the agenda for Council to consider appointing two
representatives of the City of College Station to the Research Valley Partnership. The
appointment will be for a three-year term from June 1, 2003 to May 31, 2003. The seconded
position would fill the resignation of Mr. Wallace Phillips.

Council member Maloney removed this item from the table. Council member Wareing seconded
the motion, which carried unanimously, 7-0.

Council member Maloney moved to appoint Larry Mariott to fill Mr. Phillips remaining term
and David Hickson for the three-year term. Council member Massey seconded the motion,
which carried unanimously, 7-0.

Council members expressed special thanks to Joe Horlen and Wallace Phillips for their service.

Regular Agenda Item No. 11.4 -- Presentation, discussion and possible action on
appointments to boards and committees served by City Council members.

Council member Massey explained that this item was completed at the Workshop Meeting. He
read the list of appointments to boards and committees served by City Council members.

Regular Agenda Item No. 11.5 -- Presentation, discussion and possible action on
appointments to various Citizen Committees as well as quarterly review of Committees and
Boards.

City Secretary Connie Hooks suggested a process to select committee members. Each council
member will announce their slate of nominees for a committee. The names will be posted on a
flip chart. After each council member has announced their selections, every council member will
have two minutes to discuss their proposed nominees. At the conclusion of discussion, a motion
will be made and seconded and vote taken.

Mayor Silvia noted that the Planning and Zoning Commission, Parks Board, The Design Review
Board and the Zoning Board of Adjustments will appointed at the July 24, 2003 meeting.


Council member Massey moved to appoint Katherine Edwards as Chairman, Sarah Adams, Don
Hensel and Virginia Reese to the Cemetery Committee. Council member Wareing seconded the
motion, which carried unanimously, 7-0.
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Council member Maloney made a motion to appoint Frank Cox, Mike Lane, Shawn Slocum and
Glenn Thomas as alternate to the Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals. Council
member Mears seconded the motion, which carried unanimously, 7-0.

Council member Happ made a motion to appoint Rick Lemons to the Façade Improvement
Board. Council member Hazen seconded the motion, which carried unanimously, 7-0.

Council member Maloney made a motion to appoint Marsha Sanford as Chairman, Randall
Allison, Bill Lancaster, Carl Shafter, Thomas Taylor and John Stropp as Alternate to the Historic
Preservation Committee. Council member Happ seconded the motion, which carried
unanimously, 7-0.

Workshop Agenda Item No. 6 -- Council Calendars
2003 Council Meeting dates
Council Planning Calendar as of July 2, 2003
Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center’s “Swing Fore It” Golf Tournament, 7/7,
Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 7/8, 5:30 p.m., Briarcrest Country Club
TEX-21 Meeting, 7/11, Austin
Public Kickoff for the P. David Romei Arts Center, 7/14, 9:00 a.m., Wolf Pen Creek
TML Newly Elected Officials Orientation, 7/25 – 7/26, Austin, Texas
Texas 2003 Transportation Summit, 8/13 – 8/15, Irving Texas
Citizens Committee Orientation, 8/18, 6:00 p.m., Council Chambers

Workshop Item No. 5 -- 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.

Council member Maloney requested a future agenda item regarding a policy to use the Arts
Council for all art/cultural requests including museums.

Regular Agenda Item No. 12 -- Discussion, review and possible action regarding the
following meetings: Brazos County Health Department, Brazos Animal Shelter, Brazos
Valley Council of Governments, Capital Improvement Program Citizen Advisory
Committee, Cemetery Committee, College Station Business Development Corporation,
Façade Improvement Program Advisory Committee, Historic Preservation Committee,
Intergovernmental Committee, Joint Relief Funding Review Committee, Library
Committee, 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, and
Zoning Board of Adjustments. (See attached posted notices for subject matters)


Council member Happ announced that Lonnie Traweek expressed a desire to sponsor the City
Council to attend the Texas Transportation Commission on August 30, 2003. Mr. Happ noted
that will give us an opportunity to express the needs/issues of the Brazos Valley.
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Mayor Silvia noted that the Brazos Animal Shelter Board hired Kelly Durham as Executive
Director.

Council member Mears remarked that the Sister Cities is considering a trip to Zua Zua, Mexico
in the near future.

Council Member Massey informed the City Council that the Intergovernmental Committee was
scheduled to meet on July 21, 2003 to discuss the membership and an update on the health
insurance.

Regular Agenda Item No. 13 -- The City Council may convene the executive session
following the regular meeting to discuss matters posted on the executive session agenda for
July 10, 2003.

Executive session was completed prior to the regular meeting.

Regular Agenda Item No. 14 -- Final action on executive session, if necessary.

No action was taken.

Regular Agenda Item No. 15. -- Adjourn.

Hearing no objections, the meeting adjourned at 8:21 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2003.

PASSED AND APPROVED 28th day of August, 2003.


                                             APPROVED:


                                             ___________________
                                             Mayor Ron Silvia


ATTEST:


________________________
City Secretary Connie Hooks




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