5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings
By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager
The College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its workshop (about 6 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings. Here are five items to watch:
- Emergency Preparedness: In the workshop, the council will hear a presentation about the area’s search and rescue capabilities and emergency response resources.
- Replacement Bomb Suits: As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider approving the $64,000 purchase of two new explosive ordnance device suits. The Police Department’s current bomb suits have expired.
- Luther Street Rehabilitation: The council will consider a $1.1 million contract for the reconstruction of Luther Street from Harvey Mitchell Parkway to Penberthy Road. The project will also relocate a waterline.
- Rock Prairie Road Widening: The council will consider a $3.94 million contract to improve the capacity of Rock Prairie Road and align additional lanes with the State Highway 6 overpass. The project will extend from Normand Drive to several hundred feet east of the highway. Improvements include concrete pavement, sidewalks, and a new traffic signal at Longmire Drive.
- Veterans Park Athletic Complex Build-out: The council will consider a $390,000 contract for engineering services related to design and construction of Phase 1 of the Veterans Park and Athletic Complex Build-Out. The project includes two new synthetic turf athletic fields, lighting, parking, and amenities, and would be financed through the Hotel Tax Fund.
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.
Colin Killian has been with the City of College Station since 2010. He previously served 23 years as associate media relations director for the Texas A&M Athletics Department. Killian has also done extensive volunteer work for the U.S. Olympic Committee and worked as 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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