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:

  1. Thomas Park Pool: In the workshop, the council will discuss options for the Thomas Park swimming pool. In June, the Parks and Recreation Board voted 4-3 to seek construction of a new pool, and the city’s proposed FY19 budget also includes $1 million for construction of a splash pad.
  2. Exclusive Bike Facilities: The council will also have a workshop discussion about exclusive bike facilities such as Austin’s Veloway. Some citizens have expressed interest in a safer way to ride bikes for recreation that is separate from vehicles, pedestrians, and pets.
  3. Justice Assistance Grant: As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider an inter-local agreement with Brazos County and the City of Bryan to apply and accept a 2018 Justice Assistance Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. College Station’s portion is $14,345.45.
  4. Butler Tract Rezoning: After a public hearing, the council will consider a request to change the zoning from Rural and General Suburban to General Commercial for about 17 acres along Old Wellborn Road southeast of the General Parkway-Holleman Drive South intersection.
  5. Loveless Tract Rezoning: After a public hearing, the council will consider a request to change the land use from Suburban Commercial to Urban and the zoning from Rural and Multi-Family for about 11 acres on the west side of Turkey Creek Road about 500 feet south of HSC Parkway.

The meetings can be watched live on Suddenlink Channels 19 or online. We’ll post a detailed live blog on this site.

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About the Blogger

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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