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. FY 24 Funding Agreements

As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider FY 24 funding agreements with the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley, Aggieland Humane Society, Amber Alert Network Brazos Valley, Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation, Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce, Memorial for All Veterans of the Brazos Valley, and Keep Brazos Beautiful.

2. Potential Recreation Center

The council will consider a $180,768 contract with Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects to study the feasibility of a city recreation center. The study’s first phase includes a needs assessment and market analysis, while the second phase covers operations, design, and cost analysis.

3. Wellborn District Plan

After a public hearing, the council will consider amending the planning areas and future land use descriptions in Chapter 2 of the Wellborn District Plan. The item amends associated maps in the Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenways Master Plan, including the Proposed Bicycle Facilities Map and the Proposed Pedestrian Facilities Map.

4. Elder Aid Agreements

The council will consider two federal funding agreements with Elder Aid regarding the property at 1106 Carolina: An $85,000 Community Development Block Grant to acquire the property and a $159,475 HOME Investment Partnership Program deal to demolish a dilapidated structure and construct a single-family house as an affordable rental unit for an income-eligible elderly household.

5. Housing Action Plan Committee

The council will consider appointments to the Housing Action Plan Steering Committee. The group includes no more than 13 council-appointed volunteers, including a chair and co-chair.

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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