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 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. Employee of the Year

At 4 p.m., the council will recognize the city’s 2022 employee of the year and recipients of the impact and leadership awards.

2. Black History Month

Mayor John Nichols will proclaim February as Black History Month.

3. Police Department Update

Police Chief Billy Couch will update the council on the Police Department’s operations and activities.

4. Fire Department Update

Fire Chief Richard Mann will update the council on the Fire Department’s operations and activities.

5. FY 23 Budget Amendment

After a public hearing, the council will consider a $65.74 million amendment to the city’s FY 23 budget, primarily to cover the general obligation bonds approved by voters in November. The amendment also covers capital and emergency repair expenses for water and wastewater, capital expenses for parks, the Unlimited Potential building demolition, and police expenses related to grants.

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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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