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. est.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings. Here are five items to watch:

  1. Bond Citizen Advisory Committee: In the workshop, the council will receive the Bond Citizen Advisory Committee’s recommendations for projects to include in a possible bond election in November. The committee was created to assess the city’s transportation, parks and facility needs.
  2. Arts Council Presentation: The Arts Council of Brazos Valley will award $10,000 in scholarship funds to five graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue the arts in college.
  3. Eisenhower Street Extension: The council will consider a $478,339 contract for the extension of Eisenhower Street from Ash Street to Lincoln Avenue. The project would include a two-lane road, a five-foot wide sidewalk, a 12-inch water line, a sewer manhole and sewer line, and street lighting along Eisenhower Street.
  4. Lick Creek Hike & Bike Trail: The council will consider a $3.2 million contract for a hike and bike trail from Creek View Park to Lick Creek Park. The project would include on-street improvements west of State Highway 6 and a multi-use path between Highway 6 and Fitch Parkway and along Pebble Creek Parkway connecting Creek View Park to Lick Creek Park.
  5. Joint Annexation Task Force: The council will appoint three of its members and a chairperson to serve with three Planning & Zoning Commissioners on the Joint Annexation Task Force. The group will update the timing, priorities and phasing of future annexations.

The meetings can be watched live on Suddenlink Ch. 19, or online. The website includes an archive of previous council meetings. We’ll post a detailed live blog on this site, which you can also access through the city’s Facebook page.

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About Colin: Colin Killian has been the City of College Station’s public communications manager since 2010. Prior to joining the city, he served 23 years as associate media relations director for the Texas A&M Athletic Department. He has also done extensive volunteer work for the United States Olympic Committee and was previously a reporter and editor for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and Lewisville News. A native of Hobbs, N.M., he graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in journalism/political science.

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