Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meeting (Feb. 24)

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, Feb. 24. It’s not the official minutes.

The meeting will start after 4 p.m. and 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.

Complete agenda and background materials

4:32 p.m.

The meeting has started. The council took no action from its executive session.

4:40 p.m.

Black History Month

Mayor Karl Mooney presented a proclamation recognizing February as Black History Month with the theme “Black Health and Wellness.”

Mayor Mooney presented the proclamation to Mildred Davis and Hendrix Broussard of the Brazos Valley African American Museum.

4:44 p.m.

Hear Visitors

One person spoke during Hear Visitors, when citizens may address the council on any item that does not appear on the posted agenda.

  • Dennis Arce spoke about holding council members accountable.

4:45 p.m.

Consent Agenda

The council voted unanimously to approve the entire consent agenda:

  • The final renewal of a contract not to exceed $275,000 with D.I.J. Construction for annual pavement striping and markings services.
  • The second reading of a franchise agreement ordinance with Lossen Bros for the collection of recyclables from commercial businesses and multi-family locations.
  • An amendment to the contract with Tyler Technologies that increases the contract amount by $57,600 for access and use of Tyler’s Virtual Court software.
  • A contract not to exceed $134,156.75 with Intterra for fire department reporting and analytics software.
  • The $129,724.60 purchase of five police motorcycles from The Ranch Harley-Davidson and the trade-in of five existing 2019 motorcycles for $35,000.
  • A Texas Subdivision and Special District Election and Release Form with Endo Pharmaceuticals.
  • A Texas Subdivision and Special District Election and Release Form with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.
  • A purchase not to exceed $1,826,822 of three-phase padmount transformers from Techline.

4:54 p.m.

The council discussed its calendar, items of community interest, committee and board reports, and future agenda items.

4:55 p.m.

The council is taking a short break. The meeting will resume at 5 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

The meeting has resumed.

5:02 p.m.

Live Oak Street Easement

After a public hearing, the council voted unanimously to abandon a public utility easement near the southeast property line of 200 Live Oak St. The applicant’s proposed project requires moving electrical transformers and other site improvements in the area.

Presentation: 200 Live Oak Easement Abandonment

5:12 p.m.

Krenek Tap Easement

After a public hearing, the council voted unanimously to establish a public utility easement on the edge of parkland on Krenek Tap Road near Central Park Lane. The easement allows the development of the Hemaville Subdivision.

Presentation: Central Park Change of Use

5:12 p.m.

Mayor Mooney adjourned the meeting. The council meets again on Thursday, March 10, at College Station City Hall.

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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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