Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

By Colin Killian, Communications Manager

The College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its workshop (5:30 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings. Here are five items to watch:

  1. Keep Brazos Beautiful: In the workshop, the council will hear a report from Keep Brazos Beautiful about the non-profit organization’s activities. KBB is requesting $56,690 in FY16 from the city’s Sanitation Fund.
  2. Special Presentations: The council will recognize the Texas Army National Guard for its involvement and support of the 2015 Games of Texas, and proclaim Sept. 19 as Thank a Police Officer Day.
  3. Science Park Agreement: As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider a 10-year, performance-based economic development agreement with the College Station Science Park. The strategy is to create additional shovel-ready sites to take advantage of recent commercialization efforts by Texas A&M.
  4. Public Hearing on FY16 Tax Rate/Budget: The council will receive citizen input on the city’s proposed FY16 tax rate and budget. The proposed tax rate of 45.25 cents per $100 of assessed value is the same as the current rate. The proposed budget totals $304.12 million.
  5. BVSWMA and CVB Board Appointments: The council will appoint one person to the BVSWMA board and three to the Convention and Visitors Bureau board.

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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Sept. 10)

Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Sept. 10)

By Colin Killian, Communications Manager

gavel[1]Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Sept. 10. It’s not the official minutes.

Both meetings are being broadcast live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and streamed online. An archive of previous council meetings is available on the website.

6:06 p.m.

The workshop has started.

6:46 p.m.

Consent Agenda Discussion

The council will vote on items listed on the consent agenda during tonight’s regular meeting. Councilmembers pulled these consent items for workshop discussion: Continue reading “Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Sept. 10)”

Live Blog: Monday’s city council meetings (Sept. 22)

gavel[1]By Colin Killian, Public Communications Office

This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Monday, Sept. 22. It’s not the official minutes.

Both meetings are being broadcast live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and can also be watched online. An archive of previous council meetings is available on the website.

5:31 p.m. Continue reading “Live Blog: Monday’s city council meetings (Sept. 22)”