5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meeting

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

The College Station City Council meets Thursday after 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 is 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. Quick Response (QR) Codes

The council will discuss using QR codes to help tell the story of local historic sites, properties, and locations. The Parks and Recreation Department already uses the codes to provide information at several parks.

2. City Facility Naming

The council will discuss naming city-owned sub-facilities after former or current council members and the council chambers podium after a former resident. 

3. Independence Ballpark Sewer Main

The council will consider a $2.86 million contract for a 36-inch gravity sewer main from the future Texas Independence Ballpark to near Green Jay Drive to help divert flow from the Carters Creek wastewater plant to the Lick Creek plant.

4. Parkway Plaza Easement

The council will consider abandoning part of two 10-foot public utility easements on Pine Ridge Drive in the Parkway Plaza subdivision to allow for development.

5. Budget Amendment 

The council will consider a $6.94 million amendment to the city’s FY 22 budget to cover increased vehicle costs and expected FY 23 supply chain issues. For a complete list of amendment items, see page 337 of the agenda packet.

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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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