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. Rock Prairie Road East Widening

The council will consider a $7.84 million contract with Brazos Paving for widening Rock Prairie Road East from State Highway 6 to Town Lake Drive. The project was approved by voters in the November bond election and will replace the two-lane asphalt road with a four-lane concrete road.  

2. Texas Independence Ballpark

The council will discuss the Texas Independence Ballpark project and provide direction.  

3. FY 24 Tax Rate

The council will conduct the final public hearing and consider adopting the proposed FY 24 property tax rate of 51.3086 cents per $100 valuation. The rate is a decrease from FY 23’s rate of 52.4613 cents but results in a tax increase because of higher property values.  

4. FY 24 City Budget

The council will consider adopting the city’s proposed $492 million FY 24 budget.  

5. Richards Street Rezoning

After a public hearing, the council will consider a request to change the zoning from General Commercial to General Suburban for about 0.356 acres at 217 Richards Street. The applicant wants to replat the property into three residential lots.

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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