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:
- 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.
- Utility Customer Service Update: The council will hear a workshop presentation on the status of Utility Customer Service initiatives and community assistance activities.
- Connectivity to A&M: Another workshop presentation will concern opportunities to increase bicycle, pedestrian and greenway connectivity with the Texas A&M campus.
- 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.
- 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.
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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