Live Blog: Monday’s special city council meeting

Standing (l-r): John Crompton, Bob Brick, John Nichols, Dennis Maloney. Sitting (l-r): Linda Harvell, Mayor Karl Mooney, Elizabeth Cunha.

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s special meeting on Monday, March 22. It’s not the official minutes.

The meetings are streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at To join the meeting online, go to Zoom or call 888-475-4499 and enter webinar number 997 6214 6757. If the call-in number isn’t working, access will be limited to Zoom.

4:04 p.m.

The meeting has started.

4:28 p.m.

Keeping Fowl in City Limits

After reviewing the city ordinance regarding fowl in kept the city limits, the council directed staff to bring back the ordinance with these changes:

  • Reduce the distance requirement between the fowl enclosure and the owner’s dwelling from 100 to 50 feet with a probationary period. 
  • Limit the number of allowed chickens to six.

Here’s the PowerPoint Presentation:

5:06 p.m.

Wolf Pen Creek Events

The council is hearing a presentation about events and activities planned for this summer and fall at Wolf Pen Creek.

Here’s the PowerPoint Presentation:

5:07 p.m.

The council is taking a short break for dinner.

5:34 p.m.

The meeting has resumed.

6:00 p.m.

Bee Creek Drainage

The council reviewed Bee Creek drainage conditions in the Brison Park-Dexter Drive area and discussed options for improvements.

Here’s the PowerPoint Presentation:

6:36 p.m.

Pandemic Protocols

The council voted unanimously to approve a resolution encouraging residents to continue wearing masks and maintaining social distancing to help protect against the spread of COVID-19. Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order on March 2 that rescinded the statewide mask order — while still advocating their use — and allowed businesses to open at 100% capacity.

Here’s the PowerPoint Presentation:

7:05 p.m.

Industry Recruitment

The council received an industry recruitment update by the Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation and the city’s Economic Development Department to recruit businesses to College Station. 

Here’s the PowerPoint Presentation:

7:06 p.m.

The meeting was adjourned. The council meets again on Thursday.

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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