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. 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 967 2839 3278. If the call-in number isn’t working, 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. Heat Island Effect

The council will discuss the economic impact of using vegetation, such as tree canopies, to reduce the heat island effect. Heat islands are urbanized areas that tend to have higher temperatures than other areas.

2. Lick Creek Park Bird Blinds

The council will discuss the possible installation of bird blinds in Lick Creek Park.

3. FY 21 Budget Amendment

After a public hearing, the council will consider a $570,000 amendment to the city’s FY 21 budget to cover expenses related to pool damage from Winter Storm Uri and an increase in roadway repair costs.

4. Easement Abandonments

After a public hearing, the council will consider abandoning three unneeded easements in the Science Park Subdivision on State Highway 6 to allow for development.

5. Graham Road Land Use/Rezoning

After a public hearing, the council will consider a request to change the land use from Suburban Commercial to Urban and the zoning from Rural to Planned Development District for about 10 acres at 1660 Graham Road. The proposed changes would allow the development of attached low-to-medium density single-family townhomes.

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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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