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. Fire Engine for Station No. 7

The council will consider purchasing a $1.35 million fire engine from Siddons-Martin Emergency Group for the future Fire Station No. 7, approved by voters in the November bond election. Delivery is estimated within 49 months.

2. FY 23 Budget Amendment

The council will consider a $1.59 million amendment to cover additional street maintenance, water repair supplies, an intergovernmental rescue vehicle, and technology replacement costs. See pages 247-48 for a detailed list.

3. Great Southwood Valley ROO

After a public hearing, the council will consider a request to change the zoning from General Suburban to General Suburban/Restricted Occupancy Overlay for about 48.3 acres between Southwest Parkway and Guadalupe Drive. The ROO would provide subdivision-specific occupancy regulations of not more than two unrelated persons per single-family dwelling or accessory living quarter.

4. Middle Housing Parking

After a public hearing, the council will consider amending parking and access standards for Middle Housing zoning district developments. Staff is proposing to increase the maximum number of parking spaces in the front yard to no more than four if the parking area does not make up more than 50% of the front yard. The change would allow single-family, duplex, and townhouse users to park in the front yard and require shared housing users and multiplex developments to park in the rear yard.

5. High Occupancy Overlay District

After a public hearing, the council will consider creating a High Occupancy Overlay zoning district to allow shared housing uses. A future amendment would remove shared housing as a permitted use in Middle Housing zoning districts.

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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