Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings
From Gig ‘em to Gig. U, the College Station City Council will have a full agenda when it gathers Thursday at city hall for its workshop (6 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings.
Here are five items to watch:
- Gig ‘em: Johnny Football probably won’t be there, but the council will recognize Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel and the Cotton Bowl champion Texas A&M football team with a pair of proclamations.
- Gig. U: The council will receive a presentation about the University Community Next Generation Innovation Project, also known as Gig.U, which seeks to accelerate the deployment of ultra high-speed networks to leading U.S. universities and their surrounding communities.
- Brazos Valley Bowl Report: The council will hear a report about the economic impact of the inaugural Brazos Valley Bowl, a junior college football bowl game played at Kyle Field on Dec. 1. The council authorized $25,000 in Hotel Occupancy Tax funds for the game’s operations.
- Texas 4-H Roundup: The council will consider approving $50,000 in Hotel Occupancy Tax funds for the Texas 4-H Roundup, which is expected to attract 4,000 participants to College Station in June. The event’s economic impact is estimated to be about $1.1 million.
- Capital Improvement Program: The council will be updated on the city’s Capital Improvements Program, complete with highlights from recently finished projects. Public Works is managing 57 active capital projects, including roadways, facilities, parks, pump stations and pipelines.
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 also can be accessed through the city’s Facebook page.