Here are five items to watch when the College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its workshop (6 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings:
- Arts Council of Brazos Valley Update: The council will receive an update from Arts Council Executive Director Chris Dyer on the organization’s activities. The Arts Council’s FY13 budget includes $100,000 from the city’s General Fund and $300,000 from the Hotel Occupancy Tax Fund.
- Home Reconstruction Loan: The council will consider a Home Reconstruction Loan agreement to demolish the home at 3385 Barron Cutoff Rd. and to purchase the home at 1022 Crested Pt. as a replacement. The council approved the program last fall to make reconstruction an option for clients unable to rehabilitate their homes under other programs. The loan program is funded through the federal HOME Investment Partnership.
- HSC Parkway Waterline Extension: The council will consider a $1.17 million contract with Brazos Paving to extend a waterline and electrical duct bank along HSC Parkway and F&B Road. Funding will be from the Water and Electric Capital Improvements Projects funds.
- Water Meter Replacement: The council will consider purchasing 1,100 water meters as part of a seven-phase replacement program. The new meters will be placed in high-usage locations.
- Wellborn Road Sidewalk Improvements: The council will consider authorizing city staff to negotiate easement purchases for a six-foot wide sidewalk along the northeast side of Wellborn Road from Luther Street to Southwest Parkway. The project will improve public access and safety, and will be funded with a Community Development Block Grant.
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.