City Council Meeting Update (Oct. 13) — Consent Agenda

This blog includes actions taken by the College Station City Council at its regular meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13. Council Member Dave Ruesink was attending a Texas Municipal League meeting in Houston and was unable to attend.

The council approved the entire consent agenda, which consists of ministerial or “housekeeping” items required by law.  These items were approved by a unanimous vote:

a. Presentation, possible action and discussion of minutes for the Sept. 22, 2011 workshop and regular city council meetings.

b. Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding a resolution approving a construction contract with Elliott Construction, LLC for the Wellborn Widening Waterline Project and authorizing the expenditure of funds, in an amount not to exceed $546,028.50.

e. Presentation, possible action and discussion on a letter agreement for year 3 of the Professional Auditing Services engagement with Ingram, Wallis & Co., P.C. for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2011 with expenditures totaling $86,000 from the City of College Station.

h. Presentation, possible action, and discussion authorizing the award of Bid No. 11-1 16 for the purchase of city-branded uniforms for Parks athletic programs and for other city departments with CC Creations ($35,000) and Monograms and More ($35,000) for a combined annual estimated expenditure of $70,000. Figures are based on FY 11 averages.

i.  Presentation, possible action and discussion to approve Fiscal Year 2011-2012 expenditures for the Brazos County Health Department in the amount of $326,500.

j.  Presentation, possible action, and discussion of contract renewals for the installation of roadway traffic markings and traffic control to Highway Technology of Austin, Texas in the amount of $163,182.50 and, traffic control services to N-Line Traffic Maintenance of Bryan, Texas in the amount of $18,706.25.

k. Presentation, possible action and discussion on a purchase contract with associated annual maintenance, with Vermont Systems Inc., in the amount of $62,466.00, for software; and approval of an interdepartmental transfer.

1.  Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding approval of the second renewal of a joint-bid contract with the City of Bryan with DXI lndustries for the purchase of bulk chlorine. The estimated annual expenditure is $77,220.

m. Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding City of College Station Excess Liability and Workers’ Compensation Insurance, Property/Boiler & Machinery, Commercial Crime, EMT Liability, and Auto Property Damage policies for Fiscal Year 2012. FY12 premiums have decreased 4 percent from FY 11 premiums.

n.Presentation, possible action, and discussion regarding award of Bid #11-125 to Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions to provide emulsified asphalt products for the maintenance of streets in an amount not to exceed $406,348.00.

These items were pulled for a separate vote by request of Council Member Jess Fields:

c.  Presentation, possible action and discussion on approving the budget ofthe Arts Council of Brazos Valley; and presentation, possible action and discussion on approving the finding agreement between the City of College Station and the Arts Council of Brazos Valley for FY 12 in the amount of $200,000 for affiliate funding. Approved by a 4-1 vote. Fields voted against the item, and Council Member Blanche Brick abstained since she serves on the board of the Brazos Valley Symphony.

d. Presentation, possible action and discussion on approving the operations and maintenance funding agreement between the City of College Station and the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley for FY 12 totaling $100,550. Approved by a 5-1 vote, with Fields voting against.

f.  Presentation, possible action and discussion on approving the budget of the Brazos Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB); and presentation, possible action and discussion on a funding agreement between the City of College Station and the Brazos Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau for FY 12 in the amount of $1,000,000. Approved by a 5-1 vote, with Fields voting against.

g. Presentation, possible action and discussion on a funding agreement between the City of College Station and the Research Valley Partnership for FY 12 in the amount of $325,000. Approved by a 5-1 vote, with Fields voting against.

The council’s actions on regular agenda items will be posted on separate blogs.

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