City Council Meeting Preview (July 26)

Here’s a quick look at some of the items the College Station City Council will be discussing at its workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, July 26. This blog is not the complete and official agenda.

The workshop and regular meetings can be watched live on Suddenlink Ch. 19, or online. Previous council meetings are archived on the website. A detailed live blog from the meetings will be posted on this site and can also be accessed through the city’s Facebook page.

Workshop Meeting (6 p.m.)

Economic Development Master Plan

The council will receive an update on the first phase of the Economic Development Master Plan, which is being prepared as part of the city’s Comprehensive Plan. The first phase focuses on demographics and socio-economic data, a preliminary assessment of specific market conditions, and preliminary identification of opportunities and challenges in the local market.

Payroll Policies and Procedures Audit

The council will hear the results of an audit of the city’s payroll policies and procedures. The internal auditor found no evidence of fraud but has identified areas where internal controls could be strengthened.

Regular Meeting (7 p.m.)

Consent Agenda

This is not a complete list of consent agenda items. Refer to the regular meeting agenda for a list of all the consent items.

Contract with BTU

The council will consider a contract for $60,000 with Bryan Texas Utilities to continue the temporary operation of College Station’s electric transmission system through July 31, 2013, or until College Station Utilities has enough certified system operators. Staff turnover at CSU has led to an inadequate number of operators, and BTU has operated the transmission system since September. 

CSISD Resource Officers

The council will consider a one-year inter-local agreement with the College Station Independent School District to provide three school resource officers — one at A&M Consolidated High School, one splitting time between A&M Consolidated Middle School and the Center for Alternative Learning, and one splitting time between College Station High School and College Station Middle School. CSISD will reimburse the city for 50 percent of the salaries and benefits. 

Regular Agenda

Charter Amendment Public Hearing

The council will conduct the second of two public hearings about proposed amendments to the City Charter. A public hearing also was conducted on July 12. The council received the final report from the Citizen’s Charter Review Advisory Commission on June 6.

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