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. Electric Power Update

The council will hear an update on the city’s electric power supply and service issues heading into the winter. Winter Storm URI in 2021 raised concerns about the ERCOT transmission grid’s ability to handle another extreme storm and led to new distribution system requirements.

2. Water Supply Update

The council will be updated about the city’s water supply and wastewater treatment capacity, including projected system demands and plans for future supplies and treatment capacity.

3. Business Center Property

The council will consider a contract selling about five acres in the College Station Business Center near State Highway 6 and Venture Drive. The purchaser plans a $1.45 million development with corporate, medical, and professional uses.

4. Middle Housing Zoning

After a public hearing, the council will consider a middle housing zoning district that allows options such as duplexes, townhouses, small and medium multiplexes, courtyard houses, and small-lot single-family developments. The proposal includes changes reflecting feedback from public engagement and previous council workshops.

5. ROO Changes

After a public hearing, the council will consider Restricted Occupancy Overlay changes to streamline the neighborhood application process. In August, the council directed staff to revise the ordinance to allow multiple contiguous phases of original subdivisions to apply jointly, submit one application, and pay one fee.

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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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