The Atlantic hurricane season is underway, and NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has predicted an above-normal season. Despite the risks, adequate preparation significantly increases your chances of staying safe and protecting your property. As Texas Flood Awareness Week ends, here are four steps to help ensure you’re hurricane ready. Continue reading 4 sensible tips to help you prepare for a volatile Atlantic hurricane season
Do you have a flood insurance policy? As part of Texas Flood Awareness Week, the City of College Station reminds residents to be prepared. Purchasing flood insurance is one of the most important steps you can take to protect your home and possessions in the event of a flood. Don’t be left out in the rain. Continue reading Proper insurance is the first step in reducing flood-related risks
The College Station City Council voted 5-2 Monday night to allow property owners in single-family neighborhoods to request a zoning overlay that restricts occupancy to no more than two unrelated people. The city’s existing restriction of no more than four unrelated remains for areas without the overlay. Continue reading Council adopts restricted occupancy overlay option for neighborhoods
The College Station City Council meets Monday at 4 p.m. at city hall to consider a Restricted Occupancy Overlay (ROO). The ordinance would allow single-family neighborhoods to request a zoning overlay to restrict home occupancy to no more than two unrelated people. The meeting will be streamed live from city hall on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. Continue reading City council to consider ROO at Monday special meeting
While Thursday’s hailstorm certainly wasn’t a large-scale disaster, it did enough damage to set opportunists and scammers in motion. Check out roofing contractors with the Better Business Bureau and make sure they’re registered with the City of College Station and get the required permits. Continue reading Beware opportunists taking advantage of hail damage
The City of College Station’s Planning and Development Services is waiving required permit fees for residential or commercial repairs related to this week’s winter storm. To receive the waiver when applying through the city’s online permitting system (eTRAKIT), select “2021 Winter Storm Repair”as the permit type, then the appropriate subtype for the repair. The permit fee waiver will be in effect for permit applications through March 7. Work not related to storm damage does not qualify. Continue reading City waives winter storm repair permit fees
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