Standing (L-R): John Crompton, Bob Brick, Dennis Maloney. Sitting (L-R): Linda Harvell, Mayor Karl Mooney, John Nichols.
By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Sept. 24. It’s not the official minutes.
The meetings are 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 980 8998 1712. Public comments will be allowed through Zoom. If the call-in number isn’t functioning, access will be through the internet link only.
The workshop has started.
Consent Agenda Discussion
The council pulled for discussion these items from tonight’s consent agenda:
Madden Media Contract: Experience Bryan College Station has been working with Madden Media for the past year and a half. Madden has performed digital advertising for all three tourism markets as well as search engine optimization and search engine marketing. With the dissolution of Experience BCS, and per consultation with the City of College Station Public Communications Department, Madden Media has been selected to continue digital marketing and advertising efforts an additional year for an amount not to exceed $336,520.
Property Casualty, Excess General Liability and Excess Workers’ Compensation: Overall insurance premiums for FY 21 increased $138,783.45 over FY20, or about 24.3%.
Sewer Service Policy Exception for James Rourk: Mr. Rourk asked the city to provide sanitary sewer service to a home outside the city limits and within the certificated area for sewer. He has consented to bear all infrastructure cost for connecting to the city system. City policy prohibits the extension of sewer service outside the city limits without annexation, but it does allow exceptions under specific circumstances. In 2006, the Water Services Department constructed an adjacent sewer line and has allowed other exceptions.
The council discussed the Texas Department of Transportation’s projects in College Station.
Here’s the PowerPoint Presentation:
The council is taking a short break.
The workshop has resumed.
Veterans Park Enhancements
The council discussed future enhancements to Veterans Park & Athletic Complex.
Definitions of Family and Related
The council discussed possible modifications to the city’s definition and enforcement of the terms “family” and “related” as they apply to the number of unrelated persons that may reside together. The consensus of the council was to make the definitions more inclusive.
Public hearings will be conducted in the fall before the council adopts the new definitions. Meanwhile, the development of a restricted occupancy overlay has been put on hold.
After the council discussed its calendar and received committee reports, Mayor Karl Mooney adjourned the workshop. The regular meeting starts after a short break.
The mayor proclaimed Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week.
Two people spoke during Hear Visitors, when citizens may address the council on any item that does not appear on the posted agenda.
The council unanimously voted to approve the entire consent agenda.
The council unanimously voted to approve this item after it was pulled for continued discussion:
Comp Plan Evaluation and Appraisal Report
The council will consider the Comprehensive Plan’s 10-Year Evaluation and Appraisal Report at its Oct. 8 meeting.
Hot Mix Asphalt Contract
The council unanimously voted to approve annual price agreements with Knife River ($1.4 million) and BPI Materials ($600,000) for Type D Hot Mix Asphalt to be picked up by city crews or delivered to the job site as requested for street maintenance.
Lick Creek Trunk Line Change Order
The council unanimously voted to approve a $571,314.94 change order to the contract with Thalle Construction for the Lick Creek Trunk Line project.
Jones Butler Road Extension Design
The council unanimously voted to approve a $1.28 million contract with Kimley-Horn for the design of the Jones Butler Road extension.
Extension of Disaster Declaration
The council unanimously voted to extend the mayor’s COVID-19 disaster declaration.
BVSWMA Board Appointment
The council voted unanimously to appoint Bill Lartigue to a three-year term on the Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency’s Board of Directors.
After the council discussed future agenda items, Mayor Mooney adjourned the meeting. The council’s next workshop and regular meetings are set for Thursday, Oct. 8.
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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This entry was posted on September 24, 2020 by City of College Station. It was filed under City Council, Public Communications and was tagged with city council, city council meetings, Colin Killian, comp plan, comprehensive plan, Evaluation and Appraisal Report, North Forest, restricted occupancy, speed limits, TxDOT, UDO, Unified Development Ordinance, veterans park.
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