Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

gavel[1]What are you doing for Valentine’s Day?

The College Station City Council is spending it at city hall, where it will gather Thursday for its workshop (6 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings.

What could possibly be more romantic than that?

Here’s five things to watch:  

  1. 2012 Audit Reports: The council will review the city’s annual audit reports and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for FY12. An independent accountant performed the audits, and the CAFR summarizes the city’s financial position.
  2. Rock Prairie MMD Boards: The council will discuss the composition of the two Rock Prairie Municipal Management District boards. Located in the College Station Medical District, the West District will have 11 members and the East District will have five.
  3. Emerald Forest Drainage: As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider a $209,195 contract for drainage improvements along the back lots of several homes. Several areas of the natural creek in the neighborhood are eroding and have stagnant water.
  4. Criminal Justice Grant: The council will consider approving the application and acceptance of a grant from the governor’s Criminal Justice Division to help cover   expenses from the Fidelity Street shooting in August. The event cost the city more than $62,000, mostly in overtime pay. In addition, the grant will provide emergency medical kits for police officers.
  5. First Street Property: The council will consider the sale of city-owned property at Wellborn Road and Church Avenue in the Northgate District. The prospective buyer plans a $30 million, four-to-eight story multi-family and commercial development for the site.

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.

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Colin Killian
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