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:
- Sidewalk Priorities: The council will receive a workshop presentation on priorities for new sidewalks to improve connectivity, accessibility and safety.
- General Election: As part of the consent agenda, the council will authorize a general election on Nov. 5 to elect a mayor and city councilmember (Place 2). The council will also consider an inter-local agreement with Brazos County to manage the election.
- Game Day Parking: The council will consider user fees for cars and recreation vehicles in the Tarrow Park parking lot during designated weekends. The daily fee would be $10 for a single car space and $30 for a self-contained RV camping space.
- Northgate Loading Zone: The council will consider creating a loading zone on University Drive east of College Main to meet the desires of area merchants.
- Public Hearing on FY14 Budget: The council will conduct a public hearing to receive citizen input on the city’s proposed FY14 budget. Final adoption of the $255.4 million budget is set for Sept. 12.
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.