This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Sept. 27. It’s not the official minutes.
The workshop and regular meetings can be watched live on Suddenlink Ch. 19, or online. An archive of previous council meetings also is available on the site.
The workshop meeting has started.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Headworks Project
The council received a presentation on the $1.5 million Carters Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Headworks Projects, which is on the consent agenda for tonight’s regular meeting. In the first step in the treatment process, untreated wastewater flows into the headworks from the collection system. Large objects and sediment are removed so the wastewater can continue through the rest of the process.
Although key equipment is worn out and needs either replacement or rehabilitation, this project includes only items needed to restore functionality to existing equipment. The improvements are for the screw lift pumps, grit and grease removal systems, oiler system, odor controls and junction box, which will allow the headworks to operate until information is received from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality about future permit restrictions, which could require major changes to the headworks structure.
The College Station City Council will meet Thursday at city hall for its workshop (6 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings.
Here are five items to watch on Thursday:
- Hazard Mitigation Action Plan: The council will consider reapproving the Hazard Mitigation Action Plan for the first time since 2004. The plan is required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and state law before the city can receive grants for easing hazards and risks after natural disasters. The five-year plan also helps the city maintain its eligibility for FEMA assistance or other federal funds. The council will hear a presentation during the workshop and will consider the approving the plan as part of the consent agenda.
Here’s a quick overview of what the College Station City Council discussed and decided at its workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, June 28. This blog is not the official minutes. Video replays of both meetings can be accessed at cstx.gov/cstv19.
Brazos Animal Shelter Report
The Brazos Animal Shelter reported on its recent activities, which include rebranding itself as the Aggieland Humane Society and completing the move to its new Leonard Road location. The city pays the shelter $169,513 annually.
Here’s a quick look at some of the items the College Station City Council will be discussing at its workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, June 28. This blog is not the complete and official agenda.
The workshop and regular meetings can be watched live on Suddenlink Ch. 19, or online. Previous council meetings are archived on the website. A detailed live blog from the meetings will be posted on this site and also can be accessed through the city’s Facebook page.
Workshop Meeting (6 p.m.)
Brazos Animal Shelter Annual Report
The council will receive a report from the Brazos Animal Shelter regarding its activities in the current fiscal year. The city pays the shelter annual fees of $169,513.
Here’s a quick look at some of the items the College Station City Council will be considering Thursday, Nov. 10, at its workshop and regular meetings. This blog is not intended as a complete and official agenda. Click here to see the entire agenda packets.
Workshop Meeting (3 p.m.)
Junior College Football Bowl Game
The council will receive a presentation regarding a proposal for an annual National Junior College Athletic Association football bowl game in College Station beginning in December 2012. The council will consider approving a formal request for the bowl game on Nov. 21. In August, Blinn College began working on the proposal with the Bryan/College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau. The group has met with Texas A&M officials and has compiled anticipated attendance numbers, budget and other items. The Brazos Valley Bowl presented by Blinn College would be played at Kyle Field on the Texas A&M campus. Hotel Occupancy Tax funds will be requested to assist with the proposal and eventual event.