Five things to watch at Monday’s city council meetings

The College Station City Council will meet Monday at city hall for its workshop (4 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings.  The workshop will break for executive session at 5 p.m. before returning to the agenda at 6 p.m.

Here are five items to watch on Monday:

  1. Oaths of Office: In the workshop meeting, new council members John Nichols (Place 4) and James Benham (Place 6) will take their oaths of office. The council will also bid farewell to outgoing council members Katy-Marie Lyles and Dave Ruesink, and will elect a mayor pro tem.
  2. Canvass Election Results: The council will canvass the results of the city’s special election. Voters approved nine city charter amendments in the Nov. 6 election.
  3. Specialized Health Hospital: The council will consider economic development and tax abatement agreements with Strategic Behavioral Health (SBH) for the development of a specialized health hospital in the Medical District. SBH’s $10 million capital investment would create 200 jobs with an annual payroll of about $7.7 million.
  4. Brazos Valley Bowl: The council will receive a workshop update on the inaugural Brazos Valley Bowl, a junior college football game scheduled for Dec. 1 at Kyle Field. The game will pit No. 11-ranked Kilgore College against No. 13 Northwest Mississippi Community College. The city is providing $25,000 in Hotel Occupancy Tax funds for the game’s operations.
  5. Funding Agreements: As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider annual funding agreements with the Arts Council of Brazos Valley ($266,648), the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation ($69,852), the Brazos Valley Bowl Association ($25,000) and the Memorial for all Veterans of the Brazos Valley ($38,500). The Hotel Occupancy Tax would fund all four agreements.

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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