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 is allowed on a limited basis.

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. Neighborhood Integrity Options

In the workshop, the council will discuss options to preserve or promote neighborhood integrity beyond the recently adopted Neighborhood Conservation Ordinance. Council will not take any action Thursday but will consider whether certain options warrant additional study and public input. Here’s a preview of the presentation:

2. YMCA Survey Results

The council will hear a workshop presentation about a recent survey on the feasibility of a local community recreation center in collaboration with the YMCA of Greater Williamson County. UPDATE: This item has been moved to a future agenda and will not be discussed Thursday.

3. Rock Prairie Railroad Crossing

As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider an agreement with Union Pacific to reconstruct and widen the existing Rock Prairie railroad crossing.

4. Bush Drive Separated Bike Lanes

In the regular meeting, the council will consider authorizing a grant application to the Texas Department of Transportation for the George Bush Drive Separated Bike Lanes Project. The project would cover about 1.3 miles from Texas Avenue to Wellborn Road.

5. Harvey Mitchell Shared-Use Path

The council will also consider authorizing a grant application to TxDOT for the Harvey Mitchell Parkway Shared-Use Path Project. The path would cover about 0.4 miles on the south side of Harvey Mitchell from the Jones Crossing development to the Larry J. Ringer Library.

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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. He also worked as a reporter and editor for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and Lewisville News. A native of Hobbs, N.M., Colin graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in journalism/political science.

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