Live Blog: Tuesday’s city council special meeting

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s special meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12. It’s not the official minutes.

The session can be watched live on Suddenlink channel 19 or online. An archive of previous council meetings is available on the website.

6:46 p.m.

The meeting has started. The council took no action out of the executive session.

6:49 p.m.

Consent Agenda

The council voted unanimously to approve the entire consent agenda:

  • The 2019 property tax roll of $52,020,670.30.
  • A $261,600 funding agreement with the Aggieland Humane Society.
  • A $145,000 funding agreement with Easterwood Airport and the airport’s FY 20 budget.
  • A $325,000 funding agreement with the Arts Council of Brazos Valley for operations and maintenance and the Arts Council’s FY 20 budget.
  • A $25,000 funding agreement with the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce and the chamber’s FY 20 budget.
  • A $397,976 agreement with the Arts Council of Brazos Valley for affiliate funding and art and tourism marketing.
  • A $17,500 funding agreement with the College Station Noon Lions Club.
  • A $350,000 funding agreement with the Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation.
  • A $2,561,073 tri-party funding agreement with Experience Bryan College Station and the organization’s FY 20 budget. College Station‘s portion of the agreement is $1,962,904, with Bryan contributing $598,169.
  • A $49,190 funding agreement with Keep Brazos Beautiful.
  • A $669,114 funding agreement with Experience Bryan College Station for its grant program.
  • A $25,000 funding agreement with the Memorial for all Veterans of the Brazos Valley and the group’s FY 20 budget.
  • Banners for the annual BCS Christmas Parade.
  • An annual $1.4 million contract with Fikes Wholesale for gasoline and diesel fuel.
  • Renewal of an annual price agreement not to exceed $912,608 with Techline for electric distribution poles.
  • Renewal of the $130,000 annual award with C.C. Creations ($65,000) and M&M Apparel ($65,000) for city-branded uniforms for Parks programs and city departments.
  • A three-year contract not to exceed $292,973 with AESI for NERC compliance consulting.
  • Authorized the city manager to the release grant funds from the Office of the Governor Homeland Security Division for police bomb squad EOD enhancements, and to release grant funds from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program for police patrol bicycles.
  • A Resolution Declaring Intention to Reimburse Certain Expenditures with Proceeds from Debt relating to capital vehicle purchases.
  • Participation in an inter-local cooperative purchasing program with the National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance.
  • The first one-year renewal of agreements not to exceed $188,360.95 with BWI Companies ($97,498.87) and Helena Agri ($90,862.08) for athletic field maintenance materials.

6:50 p.m.

Mayor Karl Mooney adjourned the meeting. The council’s workshop and regular meetings are Thursday.


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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