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:
- Texas Fire Chief of the Year: The council will recognize Fire Chief R.B. Alley for being named the state’s Fire Chief of the Year, and Captain Paul Gunnels for receiving their state association President’s Award for Excellence.
- Bond Sale and Refunding: The council will hear a workshop presentation on the city’s 2013 bond sale and refunding, and financing structure. Refunding bonds from 2005 to take advantage of lower interest rates could save the city about $1.5 million.
- SH 249 Corridor Support: The council will consider a resolution supporting development of the State Highway 249 Corridor by the Texas Department of Transportation. The corridor would significantly reduce travel time between College Station and Houston.
- Wellborn Community Plan: The council will consider adopting the Wellborn Community Plan as part of the city’s Comprehensive Plan. Staff has worked for more than a year with residents to create a plan that addresses land use, design, and mobility.
- Campus Pointe Agreement: The council will consider an agreement with the Texas A&M University System that includes the city’s interests in traffic access and mobility, drainage, pedestrian connectivity, and utility services related to the Campus Pointe development.
The meetings can be watched live on Suddenlink Channel 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.