5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meeting

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Director

The College Station City Council meets at city hall on Thursday after 6 p.m. 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 469-480-7460 and enter Conference Number 952 310 468#. 

We also encourage you to follow our live meeting blog at blog.cstx.gov.

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. Smart Irrigation Month

Mayor Nichols will proclaim July as Smart Irrigation Month. July is a peak month for water irrigation, and Water Services encourages citizens to sign up for landscape watering recommendations through the Brazos Valley WaterSmart program.

2. 100th Anniversary of Southside

Mayor Nichols will present a proclamation celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Southside Historic Neighborhood.

3. CSU Text Notifications

The council will hear an update on College Station Utilities’ new customer text notifications for electric outages. TextPower integrates with outage management software to inform customers of planned and unplanned outages and status updates.

4. Code Enforcement Update

The council will hear an update from Community Services staff about the city’s code enforcement activities.

5. Lick Creek Bird Blinds

The council will consider a $112,490 contract with Quality Works Construction to develop two bird-viewing structures in Lick Creek Park.

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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