Live Blog: Wednesday’s city council special meeting (May 18)

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 special meeting on Wednesday, May 18. 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.

4:01 p.m.

The meeting has started.

4:18 p.m.

Certificates of Obligation

The council voted unanimously to direct notices to be published of the intent to issue up to $78 million in certificates of obligation, series 2022, to fund projects for street, parks, public facilities, technology, and utilities. The total includes $33 million for water, wastewater, and electric utility projects.

4:20 p.m.

Disaster Declaration Renewal

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

6:37 p.m.

2022 Bond Election

The council discussed a possible bond election in November, including projects, public meetings, and the city’s bond capacity.

6:37 p.m.

Mayor Mooney adjourned the meeting. The council meets again on Thursday, May 26.

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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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