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.

Complete agenda and background materials

Here are five items to watch:

1. 5-Year Impact Fee Updates

The council will discuss land use assumptions, capital improvements, and a roadway costing template for the 5-year study of updates to the roadway, water, and wastewater impact fees.

2. Outside Agency Funding Agreements

As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider outside agency funding agreements with Amber Alert Network, Humane Society, Arts Council, Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Corporation, and Veterans Memorial.

3. BTU Franchise Agreement

The council will hear the first reading of a 10-year franchise agreement with the City of Bryan for using public rights-of-way for the retail sale of electricity in non-core areas of College Station that already have BTU electric power facilities.

4. General and Special Elections

The council will consider ordering general and special elections on Nov. 2  for city council places 4 and 6 and three proposed amendments to the city charter.

5. Rock Prairie Road West Widening

After a public hearing, the council will consider a $5 million contract with Larry Young Paving to widen Rock Prairie Road West from Wellborn Road to Holleman Drive. The work includes a three-lane concrete roadway with bike lanes and sidewalks and a wider railroad crossing.

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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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