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 (5 p.m.) and regular (6 p.m.) meetings.
Here are five items to watch:
- Bike Share Regulations: The council will have a workshop discussion about possible regulations for Texas A&M’s bike share service. The university contracted with a bike share company to launch the program with 850 bikes in March. They plan to expand the fleet to at least 3,000 bikes for the fall semester.
- Neighborhood Integrity Issues: In two workshop items, the council will discuss possible changes to the accessory uses, single-family height, and off-street parking standards sections in the Unified Development Ordinance. A pair of community engagement meetings were conducted in late April, along with an extensive survey.
- TIRZ Repayment to CSISD: As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider authorizing a $1.28 million repayment of unspent TIRZ funds to the College Station Independent School District. The Wolf Pen Creek Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) expired in late 2009.
- Rezoning on Aurora Court: After a public hearing, the council will consider a request to change the zoning from General Suburban to Duplex for about five acres on Aurora Court near the intersection of Anderson Street and Park Place.
- Homestead Tax Exemption: The council will consider authorizing a homestead property tax exemption of five percent of the appraised value of a qualified residence homestead. The exemption would begin in the current tax year.
The meetings can be watched live on Suddenlink Channels 19 or online. We’ll post a detailed live blog on this site.
Colin Killian (@ColinKillian) has been with the City of College Station since 2010 after serving 23 years as associate media relations director for the Texas A&M Athletics Department. Killian has also 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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