Five Things to Watch at Thursday’s City Council Meetings

 The College Station City Council will meet Thursday at city hall for its workshop (6 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings.

Here are five items to watch on Thursday:

  1. Planning and Development Recognition: The council will proclaim October as National Community Planning Month and will recognize the city’s Planning & Development Services Department for its work on neighborhood plans.
  2. Revised Performance Measures: The council will hear a workshop report on the new performance measures used by various city departments.
  3. Local Funding Agreements: As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider FY13 funding agreements with the Arts Council of Brazos Valley ($100,000), Research Valley Partnership ($350,000), Bryan-College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau ($1,127,153), and the Brazos County Health Department ($326,500). The CVB funding comes from Hotel Occupancy Tax funds.
  4. Medical District Master Plan: The council will consider adopting the Medical District Master Plan to create economic opportunities as part of the city’s Comprehensive Plan. The Medical District focuses on the general area around State Highway 6 and Rock Prairie Road, and includes the College Station Medical Center and the new Scott & White Hospital. The plan establishes principles for the development of about 1,700 acres for medical facilities, walkable village centers, commercial space, and a variety of residential units near parks, open spaces and trails.
  5. P & Z Appointment: The council will consider applications for a Planning & Zoning Commission seat that will be vacated when James Benham joins the city council in November. Benham is running unopposed for the council and has been declared elected to Place 6.

Click here for the complete agenda packets.

The 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.

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