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:
- Legislative Session: The council will hear a workshop presentation on the recent state legislative session and discuss items that could impact the city.
- Greenways Property Acquisition: The council will consider purchasing a 1.31-acre tract at 1500 University Oaks Blvd. for the Greenways Program as part of the city’s floodplain management. Half of the $100,000 purchase price is being donated by the seller.
- JAG Grants: The council will consider accepting $17,170 in Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) from the U.S. Department of Justice for various Police Department projects, training and equipment.
- First Street Property: The council will consider extending the closing date for the sale of city-owned property on First Street to no later than Oct. 15. During the extension period, Asset Plus Realty will provide an additional $20,000 in earnest money.
- Kyle Field Agreements: The council will consider a pair of agreements regarding the Kyle Field redevelopment project. The funding agreement with the Bryan-College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau would secure the city’s reserve, unallocated hotel tax funds for access to Texas A&M facilities that would attract large-scale events to town. The assignment and assumption agreement with A&M and the CVB would ensure A&M would receive the same funds for the entire 30-year-term if the CVB ceases to be part of the relationship.
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.