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.

You can participate online through Microsoft Teams by entering Meeting ID 223 427 023 174 and Passcode MvPmTr. You can also call 833-240-7855 and enter Conference Number 952 310 468#. 

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. Residential Occupancy Compliance

The council will discuss compliance with the city’s residential occupancy ordinance.

2. Voluntary Proactive Rental Inspection

The council will discuss the reporting process for rental property maintenance violations and review the draft Voluntary Proactive Rental Inspection program.

3. Barron Road Rezoning

After a public hearing, the council will consider a request to change the zoning from Rural to Suburban Commercial for about 7.5 acres at 2774 and 2840 Barron Road north of Barron and William D. Fitch Parkway. The change allows retail uses, an office, and a bank.

4. Dominik Drive Rezoning

After a public hearing, the council will consider a request to change the zoning from Duplex to Middle Housing for about 0.24 acres at 721 and 723 Dominik Drive near the Stallings Drive intersection. The rezoning allows the existing split-lot duplex to function as shared housing.

5. Pickleball, Futsal Courts

The council will consider a $185,194 contract for the pickleball and futsal court project at Anderson Park. The courts were approved by voters in the 2022 bond election.

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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