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 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 webinar number 962 3956 1490. 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. Residential Over-Occupancy: The council will have a workshop discussion about potential alternatives to address residential over-occupancy symptoms due to relationship status issues.
  2. Victoria Avenue Rehabilitation: As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider a $458,400 contract with Jones and Carter to design Victoria Avenue’s reconstruction from Wellborn Road to Woodlake Drive.
  3. Retail Recruitment: In the regular meeting, the council will discuss how the city’s retail strategy has pivoted during the COVID-19 pandemic to sustain existing businesses and backfill vacant spaces while continuing to recruit.
  4. Alex Caruso Court: The council will consider a resolution naming Castlegate Park’s basketball court “Alex Caruso Court.” A College Station native, Caruso recently won an NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers. He spent countless hours playing and practicing on the Castlegate court across the street from his parents’ home.
  5. COVID-19 Vaccinations: The council will be updated on local COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

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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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