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:
- Appraisal District Presentation: The council will hear a presentation from the Brazos Central Appraisal District on its property evaluation process, protest procedures, changes in property tax laws, and related issues.
- BVSWMA Budget: The council will consider the FY14 budget for BVSWMA, Inc., which operates the Twin Oaks Landfill and maintains the old Rock Prairie Road Landfill.
- Kyle Field Agreements: The council will consider a pair of agreements regarding the Kyle Field redevelopment project. The funding agreement with the 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.
- ERP Replacement: The council will receive an update on plans to replace the city’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software applications for its finance, planning and development, utility customer billing and human resource functions.
- Community Development Action Plan: The council will review the FY14 Community Development Action Plan and Budget, which includes about $1.4 million in new federal grants to benefit those with low and moderate incomes. Final approval of the plan is scheduled for August 8.
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.