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. Rock Prairie Road Infrastructure: The council will hear a workshop update on the various transportation improvement projects along the Rock Prairie Road Corridor, including the East side reconstruction, West side expansion and the Rock Prairie Road bridge. The infrastructure projects will support the Medical District.
  2. Employer Support of Guard/Reserves: The council will receive a special workshop presentation on the city’s support and hiring of veterans, and their participation in the Guard and Reserve.
  3. Plantation Oak Waterline Replacement: The council will consider a $369,510 contract with Dudley Construction for the Plantation Oaks Waterline Replacement Project. The existing waterline along Harvey Road between Munson Avenue and Scarlett O’Hara Drive is more than 50 years old.
  4. University Drive Pedestrian Safety Project Phase II: The council will consider endorsing Phase II of the University Drive Pedestrian Safety Project and an application for state funds to reimburse the city for 80 percent of the construction costs. Approved by voters in 2008, Phase II would be along University Drive from College Main to South College. The Texas Transportation Enhancement funding program would reimburse the city for about $1.9 million of the estimated $2.4 million construction cost.
  5. Medical District Reinvestment Zone Public Hearing: The council will conduct a public hearing on the future creation of Reinvestment Zone No. 17 for commercial tax abatement in the Medical District. Texas Hotel Management has agreed to sell about six acres to Strategic Behavioral Health for a specialized health hospital that will create 200 jobs with an annual payroll of more than $7.6 million.

Click here for the complete agendas and supporting materials.

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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