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. National Bike Month

Mayor John Nichols will proclaim May as National Bike Month to showcase the benefits of bicycling and encourage people to try it.

2. Drinking Water Week

Mayor Nichols will proclaim May 7-13 as Drinking Water Week to recognize water’s vital role in our daily lives.

3. Street Maintenance

The council will discuss the city’s street maintenance program.

4. Venture Drive Rezoning

After a public hearing, the council will consider a request to change the zoning from M-1 Light Industrial to General Commercial for about five acres in the College Station Business Center at State Highway 6 and Venture Drive. The change would allow large office spaces such as medical clinics and drive-thru banks.

5. Holleman Drive South Rezoning

After a public hearing, the council will consider a request to change the zoning from Rural/General Suburban to Townhouse for about eight acres at 3197 Holleman Drive South north of the Deacon Drive West intersection. The change would allow townhome development.

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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