By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Feb. 27. It’s not the official minutes.
The meeting can be watched live on Suddenlink channel 19 or online.
The workshop has started. No action was taken in executive session.
Consent Agenda Discussion
The council pulled this item for discussion from the regular meeting’s consent agenda:
- Water/Wastewater Rate Structure Study: The council is considering a $150,000 contract for a water and wastewater rate structure study.
Traffic Contact Report
The council voted unanimously to accept the Police Department’s annual Traffic Contact Report. Compiled by an independent consultant, the report found the department employs best practices and complies with state law.
Here’s the PowerPoint Presentation:
Gateway Zoning Overlays
The council discussed zoning overlays and other tools to aesthetically enhance key city entryways.
Here’s the PowerPoint Presentation:
After the council discussed its calendar, Mayor Karl Mooney adjourned the workshop. The regular meeting starts after a short break.
The regular meeting has started.
Brazos Valley African American Museum
Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month
The mayor proclaimed March as Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month.
No one spoke during Hear Visitors, when citizens may address the council on any item that does not appear on the posted agenda.
The council voted unanimously to approve the entire consent agenda:
- A license agreement with The Standard at College Station pertaining to small building encroachments into the Boyett Street right-of-way.
- A bid award of $358,770 with KBS Electric Distribution for electric single-phase transformers.
- Renewal of an award not to exceed $592,895 for the annual blanket purchase of dielectric switchgear.
- The second reading of a franchise agreement with Texas Commercial Waste for the collection of demolition and construction debris, recyclables, and organic waste from commercial, industrial and multi-family locations.
- The second reading of a franchise agreement with Maroon Dumpsters for the collection of demolition and construction debris, recyclables, and organic waste from commercial, industrial and multi-family locations.
- A $150,000 contract with Freese and Nichols for a comprehensive water and wastewater rate structure study.
- A $136,500 contract with Freese and Nichols for water well field collection system modeling and the rehabilitation of two water wells.
- A resolution authorizing a water rights application to amend the water use permit related to the groundwater-based return flow supply agreement with Pebble Creek Interests.
- A resolution authorizing a water rights application to amend the water use permit related to the groundwater return flow option agreement and the groundwater return flow purchase agreement with Blanchard Refining Company.
- An annual price agreement not to exceed $132,052 with Titan Utility Services for the dielectric testing of electric utility vehicles, tools, and personal protective equipment.
The council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance requiring hands-free use to talk on communication devices while operating a motor vehicle or bicycle.
Here’s the PowerPoint presentation:
Keep Brazos Beautiful Board
The council voted unanimously to appoint Long Range Planning Administrator Alyssa Halle-Schramm to the Keep Brazos Beautiful board of directors.
Colin Killian has been with the City of College Station since 2010 after serving 23 years as the 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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