5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meeting

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

The College Station City Council meets Thursday after 6 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, register with the city secretary by 4 p.m. or call 979-764-3500 and provide your name and phone number. Written comments will be provided to the council members.

Here are five items to watch:

1. Corporate Parkway at Fitch Realignment

The council will discuss alignment options for Corporate Parkway (Pebble Creek Parkway) at William D. Fitch Parkway and the possible impact on the city’s Thoroughfare Plan.

2. Street Maintenance Plan

The council will discuss the city’s plan for street maintenance. The Street Maintenance Division in Public Works has 19 full-time employees and maintains about 356 centerline miles of roadway. The division is responsible for sweeping and repair operations.

3. 2022 Bond Issue

The council will consider approving up to $78 million in certificates of obligation for streets, parks, IT equipment, facilities, and electric, water, and sewer improvements.

4. 2023 Action Plan, Budget

After a public hearing, the council will consider the proposed Program Year 2023 Annual Action Plan, Fiscal Year 2023 Community Development Budget, and the Substantial Amendment to the 2020-24 Consolidated Plan.

5. Amazon Rezoning

After a public hearing, the council will consider a request by Amazon to change the zoning from Research and Development to Planned Development District for almost seven acres at 400 Technology Parkway east of State Highway 6 South. The applicant intends to use drones for small-scale aerial distribution of products to consumers.

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About the Blogger

Colin 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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