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City Council Meeting Summary (April 14, 2011)

This blog is a short summary of the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, April 14, and is not the official minutes. Changes made to specific items will be recorded in the minutes, which will be available in approximately two weeks.

Workshop Meeting Highlights

Update on the FY11 Capital Plan
Council voted 6-1 to include the Lick Creek Nature Center and East District Maintenance Shop in the FY2011 Capital Plan. Both projects were part of the 2008 bond authorization. Planning for the Lick Creek Nature Center and detailed design for the East District Maintenance Shop are scheduled to begin this year. However, the council recently voted to remove those projects from a debt reimbursement resolution. A debt reimbursement resolution is simply resolution declaring the council’s intent to reimburse the general fund for expenses associated with the design and/or construction of a capital project with long term debt. Staff also updated the council on the status of other projects in the FY2011 Capital Plan.
VOTE: Jana McMillan voted against the motion.

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City Council: Thursday Preview (April 14)

Here’s a quick look at some of the items the College Station City Council will be considering Thursday (April 14) at its workshop and regular meetings. This blog is not intended as a complete and official agenda. Click here to see the complete agenda packets.

Workshop Meeting (3 p.m.)

Update on FY11 Capital Plan
The city council will receive a summary on the status of capital projects included in the city’s FY11 Capital Plan, including the Lick Creek Nature Center and East District Maintenance Shop. Council approved the capital plan last fall as part of the FY11 Approved Budget.

In February, council voted to exclude the Lick Creek Nature Center and East District Maintenance Shop from the debt reimbursement resolution, which declares the council’s intent to reimburse the general fund for expenses associated with the design and/or construction of a capital project with long-term debt. However, both projects were included in the FY11 Capital Plan, and planning for the Lick Creek Nature Center and detailed design for the East District Maintenance Shop are scheduled to begin this year. Staff is seeking direction on the schedule for both projects.

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City Council Meeting Summary (March 24, 2011)

This blog is a short summary of the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, March 24, and is not the official minutes. Changes made to specific items will be recorded in the minutes, which will be available in approximately two weeks.

Workshop Meeting Highlights

University Drive Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project
Council unanimously approved an ordinance removing parking on University Drive and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Northgate District Association. This action was taken in relation to a plan to enhance pedestrian safety along University Drive between Wellborn Road and Tauber Street.
 
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City Council: Thursday Preview (March 24)

Here’s a quick look at some of the items the College Station City Council will be discussing Thursday, March 24 at its workshop and regular meetings. This blog is not intended as a complete and official agenda. Click here to see the complete agenda packets.

Workshop Meeting (3 p.m.)

University Drive Pedestrian Safety Improvement
The council will discuss a plan to enhance pedestrian safety along University Drive between Wellborn Road and Tauber Street, along with an ordinance removing parking on University Drive and a Memorandum of Understanding with the Northgate District Association. According to media reports, there have been about 342 accidents in the project area since 2001, including 12 that involved pedestrians or bicyclists. Eight out of those 12 have been in the past two years. The primary focus of this project is to significantly increase safety as pedestrians cross University Drive. The vast majority of pedestrians and bicyclists cross University Drive at the College Main intersection.

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