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. Truck and Trailer Parking

The council will discuss options and citizen concerns about truck and trailer parking, including where trucks are parking and where parking has been removed.  

2. FY 24 Budget Public Hearing

The council will conduct a public hearing on the city’s proposed FY 24 budget. The $492 million proposed budget includes $357.07 million for operations and maintenance and $134.95 million in capital projects. The general fund totals $117.4 million.  

3. Middle Housing Rezonings

After a public hearing, the council will consider zoning changes to Middle Housing for properties on Cooner, Live Oak, Aurora Court, Park Place, Highlands, Maryem, and Luther.  

4. Avenue A Rezoning

After a public hearing, the commission will consider a request to change the zoning from General Suburban to Middle Housing for about 1.05 acres along Avenue A.  

5. Impact Fee Collection Rates

After a public hearing, the council will consider water, wastewater, and roadway impact fee collection rates. Increases are proposed for residential water and roadway rates beginning Jan. 1, with additional increases scheduled for 2025 and 2026.

Impact fees are a one-time assessment imposed on new development to fund related capital improvements.  

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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