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

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Aug. 13.

Both meetings are being broadcast live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and streamed online. An archive of previous council meetings is available on the website. This blog is not the official minutes.

5:14 p.m.

The workshop has started. Councilman James Benham is out-of-town but is joining the meeting by teleconference.

5:21 p.m. (more…)


Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

College Station City Council

By Colin Killian, Communications Manager

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


City Council weighs bond election, project funding options

By Public Communications Office

Copyright: siamimages / 123RF Stock PhotoAnyone who resides in or visits College Station on a regular basis knows the city continues to grow rapidly. They also know the city is challenged to keep pace with that growth, especially in regard to transportation infrastructure.

In May, a citizen advisory committee presented to the College Station City Council a priority list of transportation, facility and parks capital projects to consider for a possible bond election in November. At a special meeting Tuesday night, the council discussed various options for a possible bond election, including not having an election at all. In that case, the most pressing needs could be met by issuing certificates of obligation.

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Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

By Colin Killian, Communications Manager

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

  1. Possible Projects for Bond Election: The council will have a workshop discussion on the Citizen Advisory Committee’s recommendations for facilities projects to include in a possible November bond election. The council will also talk about other funding options for the transportation projects.
  2. Gateway Marker Design: The council will receive a workshop presentation on the design of markers for the city’s gateways.
  3. CSPD Recognition: In the regular meeting, the council will recognize the College Station Police Department for achieving compliance with the Texas Police Chiefs Association’s best practices program.
  4. Francis Drive Changes: As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider three items related to Francis Drive: an all-way stop at the Walton Drive intersection; a yield sign for the free right-turn bay from southeast bound Walton; and a prohibition on left turns into the driveway at College Hills Elementary School during drop-off and pick-up times.
  5. Rock Prairie Road Development: The council will consider a performance-based agreement to facilitate the development of 232 acres on the south side of Rock Prairie Road at the future Bird Pond Road intersection. The action is another step in the implementation of the Medical District Master Plan. The council will also look at the creation of the related Rock Prairie Management District No. 2 and its board of directors.

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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (June 25)

2014 CouncilWelcome to the live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, June 25. 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.

5:52 p.m.

The workshop has started. Councilman Steve Aldrich is absent tonight.

5:57 p.m.

Consent Agenda Discussion

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

  • Inter-Local Agreement for ITS Master Plan: The city is developing the Intelligent Traffic System Master Plan in response to population growth and the expansion of Kyle Field. The plan upgrades traffic signal technology and begins addressing congestion issues. Since the program will also result in better traffic management after Aggie football games, the Texas A&M University System wants to give the city $850,000 to expedite implementation of the plan and procure equipment. TAMUS also will provide $150,000 to the Texas Transportation Institute to review and approve the plan before it provides funds to the city.

6:20 p.m. (more…)


Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

College Station City Council

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. Board Appointment Process: In the workshop, the council will discuss a process for appointing citizens to city boards that results in improved consideration of new residents who want to serve their community.
  2. Possible 2015 Bond Election: The council will have a workshop discussion on the Citizen Advisory Committee’s recommendations for transportation projects to include in a potential bond election in November. The focus will shift to facilities and parks projects in July.
  3. Newman 10 Awards Recognition: Prior to the regular meeting, the council will recognize College Station’s recipients of the recent Bryan Rotary Club/Newman 10 Business Performance Awards.
  4. Playground Replacement at Miller Park: As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider a $200,000 contract to replace the playground equipment at Jack and Dorothy Miller Park with shaded structures.
  5. ITS Master Plan Agreement: The council will also consider an inter-local agreement for Texas A&M to provide $850,000 to help develop and implement the city’s Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) Master Plan.

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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 (Dec. 18)

gavel[1]This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Dec. 18. 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.

6:11 p.m.

The workshop has started.

6:13 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 final workshop (5:30 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings of 2014. Here are five items to watch:  

  1. Project HOLD: The council will receive a workshop presentation about Project HOLD, the city’s online history database.
  2. Capital Projects: The council will hear a workshop update on the city’s capital project needs.
  3. Rock Prairie Road Rehabilitation: The council will consider a $1.4 million contract for the Rock Prairie Road Rehabilitation Project, which would include base repair, pavement rehabilitation and replacement of drainage culverts between Stone Brook Drive and Fitch Parkway.
  4. Parking Removal on Regal Row, Castlebrook: After a public hearing, the council will consider removing stopping, standing and parking along Regal Row and Castlebrook Drive to address safety concerns.
  5. Bond Committee Appointments: The council will appoint 23 members to the 2015 Bond Citizen Advisory Committee to help identify and prioritize potential capital improvement projects to be considered by voters in the November 2015 bond election.

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Bond committee will help chart College Station’s future

32084657_lIf you’ve ever wondered how to make a direct impact on what College Station will become in the next decade, here’s your chance.

In August, the College Station City Council established the Bond Citizen Advisory Committee in preparation for the November 2015 bond election. The 23-member committee will eventually recommend facility, park and transportation projects for the council to consider placing on the ballot.

What will CS look like in 10 years? (more…)


Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (July 24)

gavel[1]This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, July 24. 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.

5:35 p.m.

The workshop meeting has started. Councilmembers James Benham and John Nichols are absent. Benham is joining the meeting through a remote internet connection.

5:51 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…)


Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

gavel[1]The College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its workshop (6 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings. Here are five items to watch: (more…)