5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

The College Station City Council meets at city hall on Thursday for its workshop (after 5 p.m.) and regular (6 p.m.) meetings. Public attendance is restricted.

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 992 5911 4379. if the call-in number isn’t working, access will be limited to 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. Community COVID-19 Assistance: In the workshop, the council will discuss community assistance provided by the city in response to COVID-19.
  2. Municipally-Owned Internet Service: The council will have a workshop discussion about municipally-owned and provided internet services, including local internet connectivity and how other cities and counties have enabled broadband options.
  3. Definitions of “Related” and “Family”: In the regular meeting, the council will consider amending the definitions of “related” and “family” in the city’s Unified Development Ordinance. The amendment removes language referring to blood relations and marriage and clarifies specific familial types. 
  4. Fitch Parkway Zoning Change: After a public hearing, the council will consider a request to change the zoning from Planned Development District to Suburban Commercial on about 4.5 undeveloped acres at 412 William D. Fitch Parkway. The existing zoning only permits a self-storage facility, and the change would attract development opportunities.
  5. Roadway Landscaping: The council will consider requiring landscaping on city capital projects for major collector and arterial roadways. The budgeted amount would be 1-2% of the overall project budget.

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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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