5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meeting

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Director

The College Station City Council meets Thursday after 6 p.m. at city hall. The meeting is streamed live on Optimum 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. Housing Tax Credit

In the workshop, the council will consider two applications for the state’s 2023 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program, which directs private capital toward developing and preserving affordable rental housing for low-income households.

2. EV Electric Rates

The council will consider electric vehicle fast charger stations and adding a retail electric rate for EV customers. Since fast-charging stations can place significant demands on the electric system and may not use much energy, they can create a poor load factor not accounted for in existing rates.

3. BCMUD No. 1 Bond

The council will consider consenting to a $4 million bond issuance by Brazos County Municipal Utility District No. 1 for water improvements.

4. Easement Abandonment

After a public hearing, the council will consider abandoning 0.274 acres of a public utility easement in the Traditions Subdivision. The applicant plans to construct a new building as part of the Fujifilm Campus Master Plan, and the easement is no longer necessary.

5. Pavement Maintenance

The council will consider an $8.4 million contract with Brazos Paving for repairing and reconstructing asphalt streets.

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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., Killian graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in journalism/political science.

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