The College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its workshop (6 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings. Here are five items to watch:
- Aggies Go to War Exhibit: The council will hear a presentation on the Aggies Go to War exhibit, which will highlight the contribution of Aggies in World War II’s Battle of the Bulge and commemorate to opening of Belgium’s Bastogne War Museum later this year. The Texas A&M University System and the B/CS community have been invited to participate.
- Water Supply Briefing: The council will discuss the city’s water supply and the state water planning process.
- Neighborhood Park Project: As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider the need for a community park in the area generally bound by Rock Prairie Road, Holleman Drive, Graham Road and Dowling Road.
- Bob Meyer Gift Agreement: The council will consider a restricted gift agreement with the estate of the late Robert Earl “Bob” Meyer, who bequeathed 25 percent of his estate to the Parks and Recreation Department for the benefit of senior adults. Mr. Meyer passed away in October.
- Budget Amendment No. 1: After a public hearing, the council will consider Budget Amendment No. 1, which would increase FY14 appropriations by about $7.12 million. The amendment includes items that were budgeted in FY13 but weren’t received until FY14, projects identified for the proceeds from the sale of city-owned property, turf and irrigation improvements for Veterans Park and the Aggies Go to War exhibit. For a detailed listing of the amendment items, see pages 75-77 in the agenda packet.
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.