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. Dockless Bike Share

The council will consider possible changes to the city’s Dockless Bike Share Program ordinance related to Texas A&M’s bike share program. The ordinance excludes scooters and other electric modes, but companies are interested in pursuing such options.

2. Greens Prairie Road Widening

As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider an $8.8 million contract with Larry Young Paving for the second phase of the project to widen Greens Prairie Road to a four-lane concrete roadway from Arrington Road to Dalton Lane.

3. BTU Franchise Agreement

The council will hear the second 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. Comprehensive Plan 10-Year Update

After a public hearing, the council will consider adopting the 10-year update to the city’s comprehensive plan, including revised goals, policies, actions, narrative, and maps with associated maps from related master plans.

5. Disaster Declaration Renewal

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

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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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