Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

gavel[1]By Colin Killian, Communications Manager

The College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its workshop (5:30 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings. Here are five items to watch:

  1. Brazos County Vote Centers: After a workshop presentation, the council will consider a resolution on the consent agenda to support Brazos County’s application to the state to establish 25 Election Day vote centers in place of precinct polling places. A pilot program in several Texas cities has resulted in lower costs and more convenient options for voters.
  2. Mass and Public Transit Operations: The council will hear a workshop update from Texas A&M Transportation Services and the Brazos Transit District on local mass and public transit operations.
  3. Rezoning near FM2818 and SH6: After a public hearing, the council will consider changing the zoning district boundaries from General Suburban to General Commercial and Natural Areas Protected for about 39 acres northwest of the FM2818 and State Highway 6 intersection to allow for development.
  4. Parking Restrictions on Cherry Street: After a public hearing, the council will consider removing parking on the south side of the 300 block of Cherry Street to allow aerial fire apparatus access to a proposed apartment development.
  5. Annexation Ordinance: After a public hearing, the council will consider annexing about 233 acres generally bordered by Royder Road, Wellborn Road and Greens Prairie Trail. Two additional public hearings were conducted in March. The annexation service plan can be found on pages 89-98 of the regular meeting 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.

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