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5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

The College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its workshop (about 6 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings. Here are five items to watch:

  1. Gateway Monument: As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider an agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for the city to build a gateway monument at the intersection of State Highway 6 and University Drive.
  2. University Drive Rezoning: After a public hearing, the council will consider a request to rezone about a half-acre at the intersection of University Drive and Eisenhower Street to allow for the development of a restaurant.
  3. Luther Street Planned Development: After a public hearing, the council will consider a request to rezone about 4.3 acres near the intersection of Wellborn Road and Luther Street as a Planned Development District to allow the development of multi-family housing and a restaurant.
  4. MUD Strategic Partnership: This item is the first of two public hearings required for a strategic partnership agreement with Brazos County Municipal Utility District (MUD) No. 1, which was created in 2014 for property that currently includes the Texas World Speedway. The agreement outlines the terms and conditions for annexing the MUD.
  5. Comp Plan Annexation Amendment: After a public hearing, the council will consider amending the city’s Comprehensive Plan to include recommendations from the Annexation Task Force regarding the timing, priorities, and phasing of annexations.

The meetings can be watched live on Suddenlink Ch. 19, or online. The website includes an archive of previous council meetings. We’ll post a detailed live blog on this site.

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Colin KillianAbout the Author

Colin Killian (@ColinKillian)has been with the City of College Station since 2010. He previously served 23 years as associate media relations director for the Texas A&M Athletics Department. Killian has also done extensive volunteer work for the U.S. Olympic Committee and worked as a reporter and editor for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and Lewisville News. A native of Hobbs, N.M., he graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in journalism/political science.


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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (May 28)

gavel[1]Welcome to tonight’s live blog of the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings. We’ll post the official minutes on the city’s website at a later date.

Both sessions are being broadcast live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and online at cstx.gov/cstv19. An archive of previous council meetings also is available on the website.

5:30 p.m.

The workshop meeting has started. Councilwoman Julie Schultz is absent tonight.

5:39 p.m. (more…)


Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

gavel[1]By Colin Killian, Communications Manager

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

  1. Bond Citizen Advisory Committee: In the workshop, the council will receive the Bond Citizen Advisory Committee’s recommendations for projects to include in a possible bond election in November. The committee was created to assess the city’s transportation, parks and facility needs.
  2. Arts Council Presentation: The Arts Council of Brazos Valley will award $10,000 in scholarship funds to five graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue the arts in college.
  3. Eisenhower Street Extension: The council will consider a $478,339 contract for the extension of Eisenhower Street from Ash Street to Lincoln Avenue. The project would include a two-lane road, a five-foot wide sidewalk, a 12-inch water line, a sewer manhole and sewer line, and street lighting along Eisenhower Street.
  4. Lick Creek Hike & Bike Trail: The council will consider a $3.2 million contract for a hike and bike trail from Creek View Park to Lick Creek Park. The project would include on-street improvements west of State Highway 6 and a multi-use path between Highway 6 and Fitch Parkway and along Pebble Creek Parkway connecting Creek View Park to Lick Creek Park.
  5. Joint Annexation Task Force: The council will appoint three of its members and a chairperson to serve with three Planning & Zoning Commissioners on the Joint Annexation Task Force. The group will update the timing, priorities and phasing of future annexations.

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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…)


Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

gavel[1]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. Brazos County Vote Centers: After a workshop presentation, the council will consider a resolution on the consent agenda to support Brazos County’s application to the state to establish 25 Election Day vote centers in place of precinct polling places. A pilot program in several Texas cities has resulted in lower costs and more convenient options for voters.
  2. Mass and Public Transit Operations: The council will hear a workshop update from Texas A&M Transportation Services and the Brazos Transit District on local mass and public transit operations.
  3. Rezoning near FM2818 and SH6: After a public hearing, the council will consider changing the zoning district boundaries from General Suburban to General Commercial and Natural Areas Protected for about 39 acres northwest of the FM2818 and State Highway 6 intersection to allow for development.
  4. Parking Restrictions on Cherry Street: After a public hearing, the council will consider removing parking on the south side of the 300 block of Cherry Street to allow aerial fire apparatus access to a proposed apartment development.
  5. Annexation Ordinance: After a public hearing, the council will consider annexing about 233 acres generally bordered by Royder Road, Wellborn Road and Greens Prairie Trail. Two additional public hearings were conducted in March. The annexation service plan can be found on pages 89-98 of the regular meeting packet.

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

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

5:38 p.m.

The workshop has started.

6:06 p.m. (more…)