Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meeting (Oct. 14)

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, Oct. 14. It’s not the official minutes. The meeting starts after 5 p.m. and is streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and 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.

Complete agendas and background materials

6:28 p.m.

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

6:32 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. One person submitted written comments.

7:29 p.m.

Dockless Bike Share

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

Presentation: Dockless Bike Share Ordinance

7:30 p.m.

Consent Agenda

Consent Agenda Advance Questions

The council voted unanimously to approve the entire consent agenda:

  • An $80,100 change order to the contract with Kimley-Horn for the Jones-Butler extension and roundabout project.
  • The first renewal of a contract not to exceed $4.6 million with Brazos Paving for base failure repairs and pavement treatments for asphalt streets.
  • An $8.8 million contract with Larry Young Paving for Phase 2 of the Greens Prairie Road widening project.
  • A $279,000 contract with Jacody Construction for the fleet upgrades – oil pit and storm drain project.
  • A participation agreement with Costco Wholesale Corporation and RSR Construction for the development of public infrastructure such as a detention pond and authorizing the use of $1.24 million in public funds for property near the intersection of Earl Rudder Freeway and Corporate Drive in the Midtown Business Park.
  • A reciprocal easement and shared-use agreement with Costco Wholesale Corporation for property near the intersection of Earl Rudder Freeway and Corporate Drive in the Midtown Business Park.
  • A declaration of restrictive covenants with Costco Wholesale Corporation for property near the intersection of Earl Rudder Freeway and Corporate Drive in the Midtown Business Park.
  • 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.
  • A contract with the Oldham-Goodwin Group for commercial real estate brokerage services for city-owned property in the Midtown Business Park.

8:46 p.m.

Comprehensive Plan 10-Year Update

After a public hearing, the council unanimously voted to adopt an amended 10-year update to the city’s comprehensive plan, including revised goals, policies, actions, narrative, and maps with associated maps from related master plans. Two people spoke in the public hearing and a third submitted written comments.

Presentation: Comp Plan 10-Year Update

8:49 p.m.

Impact Fees Public Hearing

The council unanimously voted to set a public hearing for Nov. 22 about amendments to land use assumptions, capital improvement plans, and impact fees for roadway, water, and wastewater.

Presentation: Impact Fee Public Hearing

8:50 p.m.

Disaster Declaration Renewal

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

9:10 p.m.

Mayor Mooney adjourned the meeting after the council discussed its calendar, items of community interest, committee and board reports, and future agenda items.

The council meets again on Thursday, Oct. 28.

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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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