Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meeting (June 10)

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

Note: The embedded PowerPoint presentations are not working correctly tonight. To view the entire presentation, click the box marked “in” on the lower right of each one.

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council meeting on Thursday, June 10. It’s not the official minutes.

The meeting is streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at To join online, go to Zoom or call 888 475 4499 and enter webinar number 951 5685 9189. If the call-in number isn’t working, access will be limited to Zoom.

5:23 p.m.

The workshop has started. The council took no action in executive session.

5:26 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.

5:34 p.m.

BVEDC Compliance Report

The council accepted the 2020 Incentive Compliance Report by the Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation.

Here’s the PowerPoint Presentation:

6:25 p.m.

YMCA Feasibility Study 

The council discussed a recent feasibility survey regarding a possible College Station community recreation center in collaboration with the YMCA of Greater Williamson County.

6:36 p.m.

Consent Agenda

The council voted unanimously to approve this consent agenda items:

  • An annual price agreement not to exceed $1.18 million with KBS Electrical Distributors for three-phase transformers.

The council unanimously approved this item in a separate vote:

  • Amendments to the city’s rental registration ordinance, including a civil penalty for non-compliance and an increase in the registration fee. The vote also included a change in the ordinance language.

7:24 p.m.

Gus Roy Road Land Use

After a public hearing, the council unanimously voted to deny a request to change the land use designation from Wellborn Preserve-Open to Wellborn Commercial for about two acres along Gus Roy Road and Victoria Avenue. The applicant intends to develop warehouses and offices.

Here’s the PowerPoint Presentation:

7:31 p.m.

FY 21 Bond Authorization

The council voted 6-1 to authorize up to $62.44 million in certificates of obligation to fund capital projects involving streets, information technology, facilities, fleet vehicles, and electric, water, and sewer system improvements. Councilwoman Elizabeth Cunha voted against the motion.

Here’s the PowerPoint Presentation:

7:32 p.m.

Disaster Declaration Renewal

The council voted unanimously to consent to the mayor’s extension of his COVID-19 disaster declaration to allow the city to continue receiving emergency pandemic-related funding.

7:35 p.m.

Impact Fee Advisory Committee

The council voted unanimously to appoint James Murr and Richard Woodward to two-year terms on the Impact Fee Advisory Committee, which advises the council about impact fees for water, wastewater, and roadways.

7:42 p.m.

The council discussed its calendar, items of community interest, reports from city committees, boards, and commissions, and future agenda items.

Mayor Mooney adjourned the meeting. The council’s meets again on Thursday, June 24.

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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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