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:
- National Bike Month: The council will proclaim May as National Bike Month with a presentation to the Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenways Board.
- Lick Creek Nature Center: The council will consider an architectural contract of $281,500 for the design of the Lick Creek Nature Center, which was approved by voters in the 2008 bond election.
- Lick Creek Park Trail Improvements: The council will consider a contract of $153,904 for improvements to Iron Bridge Trail and Raccoon Run Trail in Lick Creek Park. The project would be funded by 2008 general obligation funds and a Texas Parks & Wildlife Trails Grant.
- Bennie Luedke Training Room: The council will consider dedicating the training room at the College Station Utilities Meeting and Training Facility to the late Bennie Luedke and all long-serving city employees. Mr. Luedke worked in the city’s Water/Wastewater Department from 1950-90 and passed away in 2008.
- Rezoning on Rudder Freeway: The council will consider rezoning about 14.2 acres at 2381 Earl Rudder Freeway South. About half of the property would be Natural Area Preserve and the other half would be Suburban Commercial.
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.