5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

The College Station City Council meets by teleconference on Thursday for its workshop (after 4 p.m.) and regular (6 p.m.) meetings.

The meetings will be streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. To join the meeting online, go to Zoom or call 888-475-4499 and enter meeting number 984 6115 5646. Public comments will be allowed through Zoom.

To address the council via Zoom about any agenda item — or about non-agenda topics during Hear Visitors — you must register with the city secretary before the meeting by calling 979-764-3500 or emailing CSO@cstx.gov before the meeting starts. Written comments submitted to CSO@cstx.gov will be provided to the council members.

Here are five items to watch:

  1. Proposed FY21 Budget: In the workshop, the council gets its first look at the city’s proposed FY21 budget. In-depth budget workshops are scheduled next Monday-Wednesday to review the budget and key decision points.
  2. Utility Customer Service Update: The council will hear a workshop presentation on the status of Utility Customer Service initiatives and community assistance activities.
  3. Connectivity to A&M:  Another workshop presentation will concern opportunities to increase bicycle, pedestrian and greenway connectivity with the Texas A&M campus.
  4. FY20 Budget Amendment No. 2: After a public hearing in the regular meeting, the council will consider an amendment to decrease the city’s FY 20 budget due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Electric, water, wastewater, and solid waste are not impacted.
  5. Easement Abandonments: After two public hearings, the council will consider abandoning parts of a public utility easement at 7103 Rock Prairie Road and a sanitary sewer easement at 2711 Texas Avenue.

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About the Blogger

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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