Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meeting (April 8)

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s meeting on Thursday, April 8. 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 webinar number 966 2114 0202. if the call-in number isn’t working, access will be limited to Zoom.

6:01 p.m.

The meeting has started. Mayor Pro Tem Bob Brick is presiding in Mayor Karl Mooney’s absense.

6:05 p.m.

Hear Visitors

No one spoke during Hear Visitors, when citizens may address the council on any item that does not appear on the posted agenda.

6:48 p.m.

Consent Agenda Discussion

The council discussed these items listed on the regular meeting’s consent agenda:

Bond Issuance Notice (click to read)

The resolution would authorize publication of notice of the intention to issue $62.4 million in certificates of obligation to fund various capital projects. The council will consider the sale parameters in May.

Here’s the PowerPoint presentation:

Rock Prairie Management District No. 2 Parks (click to read)

The 50-year inter-local agreement with Rock Prairie Management District No. 2 would allow it to develop, dedicate and pay for the operation and maintenance of district parks and related facilities.

6:49 p.m.

Consent Agenda

The council voted unanimously to approve these consent agenda items:

  • $1.63 million for FY21 retirement obligations.
  • A $132,489 change order to a contract with CSA Construction for the Lick Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion Project.
  • An $8,000 change order to a contract with Jones & Carter for the Sandy Point Pump Station Site Improvements Project.
  • A $112,200 contract with Norman Construction Services for the Castle Rock Sidewalk Project.
  • An $232,988 emergency contract with Elliott Construction for the repair of a 24-inch water line on Barron Road.
  • An inter-local agreement with Rock Prairie Management District No. 2 regarding park facilities.

Note: Item 6.4 (Emergicon contract) was pulled from tonight’s agenda.

The council pulled this item for a separate vote:

  • The council voted 5-1 to approve a resolution directing publication of notice of intention to issue certificates of obligation, series 2021. Councilwoman Elizabeth Cunha voted against the motion.
  • 6:53 p.m.

    The Glade Easement Abandonment 

    After a public hearing, the council voted unanimously to abandon an 843-square-foot portion of a 10-foot sewer easement and a 1,265-square-foot portion of a 15-foot sewer easement in The Glade Subdivision as part of the Woodson Village Rehabilitation Project.

    Here’s the PowerPoint Presentation:

    6:55 p.m.

    The Knoll Easement Abandonment 

    After a public hearing, the council voted unanimously to abandon a 1,295-square-foot easement in The Knoll Subdivision as part of the Woodson Village Rehabilitation Project.

    Here’s the PowerPoint Presentation:

    7:18 p.m.

    Norton Lane Rezoning

    After a public hearing, the council voted 5-1 to approve a request to change the zoning from Rural to General Suburban for five mostly undeveloped acres at 3006 Norton Lane. Councilwoman Linda Harvell voted against the motion.

    The change will allow single-family housing. 

    Here’s the PowerPoint Presentation:

    7:21 p.m.

    Disaster Declaration Extension

    The council voted unanimously to extend the mayor’s COVID-19 disaster declaration. The action allows the city to receive emergency funding related to the pandemic.

    7:43 p.m.

    After the council reviewed its calendar, received committee reports, and discussed future agenda items, Mayor Pro Tem Brick adjourned the meeting. The council’s next meeting is Monday, April 19.

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    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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