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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 (5:30 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings. Here are five items to watch:

  1. Boswell Street Changes: The council will consider consent agenda items to make Boswell Street one-way all the time and to remove stopping standing and parking along Boswell and Langford Street near South Knoll Elementary School.
  2. Lick Creek Trunk Line: The council will consider a $1.38 million contract for the design and construction of a sewer trunk line to serve the Lick Creek sewer shed.
  3. Impact Fees Public Hearings: The council will consider setting Sept. 8 as the second public hearing date regarding the possible imposition of water, wastewater and roadway impact fees on new development.
  4. Special City Council Election: The council will consider authorizing a general election for Nov. 8 to elect a mayor and Place 2 city councilmember, and a special election to fill the remaining two years for Place 4 and one year for Place 3. Place 4 Councilman John Nichols and Place 3 Councilman Karl Mooney are running for mayor and must surrender their current seats in November.
  5. Budget Amendment: The council will consider a $628,873 budget amendment and interdepartmental contingency transfers of $378,266. For items included in the amendment, see pages 187-189 of the regular meeting packet.

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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Podcast: So you want to be a city council member …

By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director

It’s a presidential election year, but it’s also a year when two seats on the College Station City Council — including mayor — become vacant. Before you become a candidate, though, you need to know the laws and protocols of the elected office. That’s why the city will host a Council Basic 101 session on Monday, July 11.

In this podcast, Deputy City Secretary Tanya McNutt explains what the 101 class will include and who should attend.

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csf_jsocolAbout the Author

Jay Socol (@jaysocol) is in his seventh year as College Station’s public communications director. A 1991 graduate of Texas A&M. Jay has also been communications director for the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, public information officer for the City of Bryan, and news director at several Bryan-College Station area radio stations. He’s a native of Breckenridge.


 

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Live Blog: 2014 City Election Results

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Here are the unofficial final results, which will not be official until the votes are canvassed at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18. 

UPDATE (Nov. 11): These figures now include late mail and provisional ballots, which are noted in parentheses. (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…)


Live Blog: 2013 City Election Results

Vote

  • Mayor Nancy Berry is unopposed for re-election.
  • Steve Aldrich and Gary Ives are running for the Place 2 city council seat occupied by Jess Fields, who is not seeking re-election.

Early and Absentee Voting

City Council Place 2

  • Aldrich: 1,063 (76.9%)
  • Ives: 320 (23.1%)

Mayor

  • Berry: 1,209 (100.0%)

Final Results

All precincts reporting

City Council Place 2

  • Aldrich: 2,790 (75.0%)
  • Ives: 929 (25.0%)

Mayor

  • Berry: 3,276 (100.0%)

Steve Aldrich is elected to Place 2 on the College Station City Council. He will be sworn-in after the votes are canvassed at the Nov. 14 city council meeting.