Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings
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:
- Wellborn Area Plan: The council will receive a workshop update on the Wellborn Area Plan, which addresses community character, land use and mobility. Area residents, landowners and business owners have provided guidance.
- Bird Pond Road Rehabilitation: The council will consider a $1.45 million contract with Glenn Fuqua, Inc., to rehabilitate the pavement on Bird Pond Road from Rock Prairie Road to the existing creek crossing at the city limits.
- Jones-Butler Road Extension: The council will consider a $2.98 million contract with Dudley Construction to extend Jones-Butler Road from Luther Street to the intersection of George Bush Drive and Penberthy Road.
- Northgate Electric Substation: The council will consider a ground lease and interlocal agreement with Texas A&M for the construction of an electric substation to serve future demand in the Northgate and Biocorridor areas.
- Budget Amendment No. 2: After a public hearing, the council will consider a $961,834 amendment to the Fiscal Year 2013 budget, including the addition of two police officers along with additional police equipment. For a detailed list of amendment items, see pages 127-128 of the council’s regular agenda packet.
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.