Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meeting (Sept. 23) 

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

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager 

Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council‘s meeting on Thursday, Sept. 23. It’s not the official minutes. The meeting is streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and  

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. 

5:57 p.m. 

The meeting has started. The council took no action in the executive session. 

6:00 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. 

7:14 p.m. 

5-Year Impact Fee Updates

The council discussed 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.

Presentation: 5-Year Impact Fee Study Updates

7:16 p.m. 

Consent Agenda 

Consent Agenda Questions

The council voted unanimously to approve the entire consent agenda: 

  • Renewal of a $321,644 contract with Utility Restoration Services for annual pad-mount equipment repair and restoration.
  • An annual price agreement not to exceed $119,110 with Anixter for electric outdoor breakers for substations.
  • FY22 premiums not to exceed $844,000 for all lines of insurance coverage, including excess liability and workers’ compensation insurance, property/boiler & machinery, commercial crime, EMT liability, auto property damage, cyber liability, and unmanned aircraft liability and property.
  • A $5,000 FY 22 funding agreement with the Amber Alert Network Brazos Valley.
  • An expenditure of $261,600 to the Aggieland Humane Society.
  • A $35,000 FY 22 funding agreement with the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley.
  • A $463,000 FY 22 funding agreement with the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley.
  • A $25,000 FY 22 funding agreement with the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce.
  • A $350,000 FY 22 funding agreement with the Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation.
  • A $16,500 FY 22 funding agreement with the College Station Noon Lions Club.
  • A $30,000 FY 22 funding agreement with the Memorial for All Veterans of the Brazos Valley.
  • A $308,000 contract with Bleyl Engineering for the Medical District Interceptor Project Phases II and III.
  • A change order deducting $131,425 from the contract with Jones & Carter for the East Side Sewer Project.
  • A $400,000 agreement with Belmont Icehouse for marketing and advertising services.
  • A $117,970 contract with Jaco Roofing & Construction for the roof replacement at 2611 Texas Avenue.
  • The first reading of a 10-year franchise agreement with the City of Bryan for the retail sale of electricity in College Station as certificated to Bryan by the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
  • The second amendment to the property purchase agreement with Costco Wholesale Corporation for approximately 18.670 acres near the intersection of Earl Rudder Freeway and Corporate Drive in the Midtown Business Park.

7:28 p.m. 

Rock Prairie Road West Widening

After a public hearing, the council voted unanimously to approve 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.

Presentation: Rock Prairie Road West Widening

7:30 p.m. 

General and Special Elections

The council voted unanimously to amend its ordinance for the Nov. 2 election to modify available polling locations for voters to cast their ballot. At stake in the election are city council places 4 and 6 and three proposed amendments to the city charter.

Presentation: Voting Locations Map

7:41 p.m. 

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

Mayor Mooney adjourned the meeting. The council meets again on Thursday, Oct. 14. 

<em><strong><span class="has-inline-color has-medium-gray-color">About the Blogger</span></strong></em>
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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