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. Proactive Rental Inspection

The council will discuss what can be included in a proactive rental inspection program, including components, advantages, disadvantages, existing programs and resources, and possible local options.

2. Budget Amendment

After a public hearing, the council will consider a $21.5 million amendment to the city’s FY 22 budget, including $9 million for purchase power costs stemming from recent increases in natural gas prices. See pages 86-87 in the council packet for a detailed list of amendment items.

3. Southland Street Land Use

After a public hearing, the council will consider a request to change the land use from Suburban Residential to Neighborhood Commercial for about .16 acres at 106 Southland Street. The applicant intends to extend the existing Southwest Crossing retail center and develop a restaurant and retail space.

4. Wellborn Road Rezoning

After a public hearing, the council will consider a request to change the zoning from Planned Development District and General Suburban to Planned Development District for about .75 acres at Southland Street and Wellborn Road. The applicant wants to modify the Suburban Commercial requirements regarding restaurants with drive-thru facilities.

5. Greens Prairie Improvements

The council will consider an interlocal agreement with Brazos County to improve Greens Prairie Road from Long Creek Lane to Dalton Drive. The proposed roadway cross section has two travel lanes, a continuous two-way left turn lane, and shared-use paths.

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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. He has also worked as a reporter and editor for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and Lewisville News. A native of Hobbs, N.M., Colin graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in journalism/political science.

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