5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

The College Station City Council meets Thursday for its workshop (after 5 p.m.) and regular (6 p.m.) meetings at city hall. 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 934 3024 3812. if the call-in number isn’t working, access will be limited to Zoom.

To address the council via Zoom about any agenda item 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. Rock Prairie MD No. 2 Parks: As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider a 50-year inter-local agreement for Rock Prairie Management District No. 2 to develop, dedicate and pay for the operation and maintenance of district parks and related facilities.
  2. Budget Amendment No. 2: The council will consider a $1.26 million amendment to the city’s FY 21 budget consisting primarily of $822,000 in Community Development Block Grant COVID-19 Relief Funds. For a complete list of amendment items, see pages 150-151 in the agenda packet.
  3. Williams Creek Reserve Rezoning: After a public hearing, the council will consider a request to change the zoning from Rural to Estate/Natural Areas Protected for about 57 acres east of the Rock Prairie Road-William D. Fitch Parkway intersection. The property includes an active oil and gas well and is a planned expansion of Williams Creek Reserve.
  4. Graham Road Rezoning: After a public hearing, the council will consider a request to change the zoning from M-2 Heavy Industrial to Commercial Industrial for about 2.6 acres near the Graham Road-Victoria Avenue intersectionThe property was planned as a business park in 2019. The change would allow similar development while offering more uses.
  5. Thomas Park Improvements: The council will consider a $646,642 contract with Binkley & Barfield to design improvements to Mabel Clare Thomas Park and James Parkway and Puryear Drive’s rehabilitation from Francis Drive to Kyle Street. A phased improvement plan for the park’s south side will also be included.

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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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