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. A&M Methodist 100th Anniversary

Mayor John Nichols will present a proclamation recognizing the 100th anniversary of the A&M United Methodist Church. The church has been across University Drive from the Texas A&M campus since 1923.

2. Bush Drive Bike Lanes

On the consent agenda, the council will consider a $235,000 contract with Kimley-Horn for designing separated bike lanes along George Bush Drive between Wellborn Road and Texas Avenue. The project is funded through a state grant, but the city is responsible for the design.

3. Economic Development Program

The council will hear an overview of the city’s economic development strategic planning efforts, 2022 highlights, and priorities for 2023. Staff will discuss recruiting industry and retail, retaining and expanding existing businesses, and redevelopment opportunities.

4. Sponsorship Policy

The council will consider changes to the city’s policy for sponsoring community events, programs, and activities to ensure they enhance strategic goals. The city is frequently asked to purchase tickets and sponsor events to benefit local organizations.

5. Holleman Easement

After a public hearing, the council will consider abandoning a small public utility easement on Holleman Drive near Wellborn Road. The applicant plans to construct a commercial building. The easement is no longer necessary.

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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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