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

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

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By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Feb. 25. It’s not the official minutes.

The meeting is being broadcast live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and streamed online. An archive of previous council meetings is available on the website.

6:04 p.m.

The workshop has started. Councilman Karl Mooney and Councilwoman Julie Schultz are absent tonight.

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5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

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

  1. Underground power line maintenance: In the workshop, the council will hear a presentation about College Station Utilities’ maintenance program for underground power lines. About 56 percent of the city’s electric network is underground.
  2. Meter Reading Outsourcing: As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider a three-year, $1.65 million contract to outsource electric and water meter reading services. The city’s growth has created a substantial strain on staffing levels.
  3. Police Station Design Contract: The council will consider a $1.96 million contract for the design of a new police station.
  4. Office Space Lease Agreement: The council will consider a three-year, $350,000 agreement to ease overcrowding at city facilities by leasing office space at 511 University Dr. East.
  5. Rezoning for Nursing Home: After a public hearing, the council will consider a request to rezone about seven acres near the Rock Prairie Road-Medical Way intersection to allow for the development of a nursing home as part of the Medical District.

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Podcast: Templin on future police station, senior center and city hall

Podcast: Templin on future police station, senior center and city hall

By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director

The city’s FY16 budget talks focused quite a bit on facility needs — specifically, the need for a new police station, a community/senior center, and even replacing city hall.

In this edition of the podcast, City Manager Kelly Templin talks about the timeline and next steps for each of those projects.

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