Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meeting (Nov. 10)

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 regular meeting on Thursday, Nov. 10. It’s not the official minutes.

The meeting starts after 6 p.m. and 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.

6:04 p.m.

The meeting has started. The council took no action after its executive session.

6:12 p.m.

Bush Library and Museum 25th Anniversary

Mayor Karl Mooney presented a proclamation recognizing 2022 as the 25th Anniversary of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

6:16 p.m.

Hear Visitors

One person spoke during Hear Visitors, when citizens may address the council on any item that does not appear on the posted agenda.

7:09 p.m.

Potential Recreation Center

The council discussed a potential future recreation center.

7:28 p.m.

Consent Agenda

The council voted unanimously to approve these consent agenda items:

• Renewal of a five-year inter-local agreement for $72,309.84 annually with Brazos County, the City of Bryan, and Texas A&M University for operating the Community Emergency Operations Center.
• A $16,500 funding agreement with the College Station Noon Lions Club.
• A notice terminating the automatic mutual aid inter-local agreement with the City of Bryan for fire and EMS services.
• A $1.38 million contract with Aggieland Construction for the Sandy Point Pump Station site improvements and the Well No. 5 Security Fence Project.
• A resolution supporting the Texas Municipal League’s program for the 88th session of the Texas Legislature.
• A resolution authorizing the police chief to execute documents to release grant funds from the Governor’s Homeland Security Division for SWAT team night vision equipment.
• Annual price agreements totaling $2.1 million with Anixter, KBS Electrical Distributors, Priester Mell & Nicholson, and Techline, for electric inventory Items.
• The 2022 property tax roll of about $60.94 million.

The council voted on this item separately:

• The council voted 6-1 to extend the mayor’s disaster declaration so the city can maintain eligibility for pandemic-related emergency funding. Councilwoman Elizabeth Cunha voted against the motion.

8:04 p.m.

FY 23 Budget Amendment

After a public hearing, the council unanimously approved a $26 million amendment to the city’s FY 23 budget because of the encumbrance roll. The encumbrance includes budgeted FY 22 funds that will be spent in FY 23. The amendment items are listed on page 110 in the meeting packet.

7:37 p.m.

Sunsetting of Small Area Plans

After a public hearing, the council unanimously approved expiring the East College Station Transportation Study, Central College Station Neighborhood Plan, Eastgate Neighborhood Plan, Southside Area Neighborhood Plan, and South Knoll Neighborhood Plan. The plans are beyond their original planning horizon and no longer represent conditions within their planning boundaries.

7:41 p.m.

UDO Amendment

After a public hearing, the council unanimously approved an amendment to the city’s Unified Development Ordinance to remove references to the allowable single-family parking location in the now-expired Southside Area Neighborhood Plan. The revision applies the standard to all redevelopment areas in the Comprehensive Plan’s Future Land Use & Character Map.

7:42 p.m.

Semi-Annual Impact Fee Report

The council unanimously approved the semi-annual report on system-wide water, wastewater, and roadway impact fees. No significant changes were made in the impact fee programs during the reporting period.

8:20 p.m.

Mayor Mooney adjourned the meeting after the council discussed its calendar, items of community interest, committee and board reports, and future agenda items.

The council meets again on Monday, Nov. 21, when a new mayor and three new council members will be sworn into office.

<strong><em><mark style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)" class="has-inline-color has-medium-gray-color">About the Blogger</mark></em></strong>
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.