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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (July 23)

gavel[1]Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, July 23. 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.

5:56 p.m.

The workshop has started. Council members Blanche Brick, Julie Schultz, John Nichols and James Benham are absent. All but Nichols are participating in the meeting by teleconference.

6:02 p.m. (more…)


Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (April 9)

gavel[1]This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, April 9. 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.

6:06 p.m.

The workshop has started. Councilman James Benham is out-of-town but is participating by videoconference.

6:00 p.m. (more…)


Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (June 26)

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This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, June 26. 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.

5:53 p.m.

The workshop has started. Councilmember Julie Schultz is in California and is participating through a video feed. State law requires governmental bodies to provide for two-way communication that allows all participants to hear and see one another, including the public.

6:01 p.m. (more…)


Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (June 12)

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This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, June 12. 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.

6:07 p.m.

The workshop has started.

6:13 p.m.

Council Agenda Discussion

The council will vote on items listed on the consent agenda during tonight’s regular meeting. These items were pulled for workshop discussion:

  • Game Day Traffic Study: This project is a follow-up to the 2013 game day traffic study and will include traffic management and implementation plans. The Texas A&M University System has contracted with Texas A&M Transportation Institute for $200,000 to complete the project. The remaining partners will contract individually with the system to fund their respective costs — $35,000 each from Texas A&M Transportation, Texas A&M University System, City of Bryan, 12th Man Foundation, and City of College Station, and $25,000 from the CVB.
  • Wastewater Capacity Study: Water Services routinely monitors the flow levels in the wastewater collection system, and excessive flows during rain events have been detected in the Northgate and Southwood Valley sewer shed areas. The sources of this inflow must be identified and corrected to regain the capacity in the sewer mains and lift stations. This study will identify potential pipe failures, hydraulic capacity issues, and possible illegal connections. In addition, rehabilitation projects will be identified and prioritized. The study will be paid for with wastewater operating funds.

6:27 p.m.  (more…)


Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (June 27)

This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, June 27. 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.

6:08 p.m.

The workshop has started.

6:33 p.m.

Legislative Session Update

The council was updated on the recently completed session of the Texas Legislature and discussed legislation that will impact the city. Among the items the legislature approved were a revision to the hotel occupancy tax rate in Brazos County for the purpose of renovating Kyle Field, and the creation of Rock Prairie Municipal Management Districts No. 1 and 2.

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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (June 13)

This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, June 13. 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.

6:10 p.m.

The workshop has started.

6:54 p.m.

Kyle Field Redevelopment 

The council received an overview of the Kyle Field Redevelopment Project from representatives of Texas A&M. When the project is completed in 2015, the seating capacity will be 102,500.

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Live Blog: Thursday’s City Council Meetings (March 14)

This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, March 14. 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.

6:12 p.m.

The workshop has started.

6:59 p.m.

Arts Council Update

The council heard an update from Chris Dyer, executive director of the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley, on the organization’s activities. In Fiscal Year 2013, the Arts Council is receiving $100,000 from the city’s General Fund for operations and $300,000 in hotel occupancy taxes for marketing and affiliate funding.

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