5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meeting

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

The College Station City Council meets Thursday at 5 p.m. at city hall. Public attendance will be allowed on a limited basis for the first time since March 9, 2020.

The meeting is streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. To join online, go to Zoom or call 888 475 4499 and enter webinar number 997 9556 1409. If the call-in number isn’t working, remote access will be limited to Zoom.

To address the council about any item on the workshop or regular agenda, you must register with the city secretary by 3 p.m. or call 979-764-3500 and provide your name and phone number. Written comments will be provided to the council members.

Here are five items to watch:

1. Lick Creek Trail Midtown Crossing

The council will review options for the Lick Creek Hike and Bike Trail crossing at Midtown Drive in the workshop. The underpass crossing opened in 2019, but silt deposits have created issues.

2. Dog and Cat Sales

The council will have a workshop discussion about a possible ordinance amendment that prohibits the sale of dogs and cats by pet shops unless they were obtained from an animal shelter or an animal rescue organization.

3. Unlimited Potential Support

As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider a request for financial support from Unlimited Potential to purchase and rehabilitate the facility at 1115 Anderson to provide support services for young adults aged out of foster care.

4. Fowl in City Limits

In the regular meeting, the council will consider an ordinance regarding chickens and other fowl kept in the city limits. Possible changes include reducing the distance requirement between the fowl enclosure and the owner’s dwelling from 100 to 50 feet and limiting the number of chickens allowed to six.

5. Strategic Plan Update

The council will consider updates to its FY 21 Strategic Plan, including modifications to priorities and strategies for FY 22.

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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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