By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Tuesday, Dec. 10. It’s not the official minutes.
The meeting can be watched live on Suddenlink channel 19 or online. An archive of previous council meetings is available on the website.
The workshop has started. The council took no action out of its executive session.
Consent Agenda Discussion
The council pulled no items for discussion from tonight’s consent agenda.
Mayor Pro Tem
The council voted unanimously to select Councilman Linda Harvell to a second term as mayor pro tempore, which acts as mayor when the mayor is absent.
Utility Franchise Fees
The council discussed franchise fees the city collects for utility services. The presentation included an overview of providers, service areas, and revenues.
Here’s the PowerPoint Presentation:
New City Hall Design
The council reviewed the exterior design of the new city hall to be built near the existing facility on Texas Avenue.
Here’s the PowerPoint presentation:
After the council discussed its calendar, Mayor Karl Mooney adjourned the workshop. The regular meeting will start after a 15-minute break.
The regular meeting has started.
La Villita DAR Week
The mayor proclaimed this week as La Villita Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Week.
One person spoke during hear visitors, when citizens may address the council on any item that does not appear on the posted agenda.
The council voted unanimously to approve these consent agenda items:
The council voted separately on this item:
Annexation Service Agreement
The council voted unanimously to approve an annexation service agreement for about four acres on the east side of Wellborn Road between Barron Cut-Off and McCullough Road. The property owner requested the annexation, which is the next item on tonight’s agenda.
Wellborn Road Annexation
After a public hearing, the council voted unanimously to approve a property owner’s request for the city to annex about four acres on the east side of Wellborn Road between Barron Cut-Off and McCullough Road. The owner has an interest in selling the property for development.
Crescent Pointe Easement Abandonment
After a public hearing, the council voted unanimously to abandon a 10-foot wide portion of a public utility easement in the Crescent Pointe Phase One subdivision to allow for development.
Wellborn Road Land Use
After a public hearing, the council voted unanimously to approve a request to change the land use from Suburban Commercial to General Commercial for about 1.8 acres on the east side of Wellborn Road between Rock Prairie Road and Graham Road. The change better aligns the property with the area’s existing uses.
Wellborn Road Rezoning
After a public hearing, the council voted unanimously to approve a request to change the zoning from Light Commercial and Rural to Suburban Commercial and General Commercial for about 1.5 acres on the east side of Wellborn Road between Rock Prairie Road and Graham Road.
2019 Comp Plan, UDO Review
After a public hearing, the council voted unanimously to accept the annual review of the city’s Comprehensive Plan and Unified Development Ordinance. The document highlights the city’s major initiatives in 2019.
Systemwide Impact Fees
After a public hearing, the council voted unanimously to accept the semi-annual report on systemwide water, wastewater, and roadway impact fees. Full fee implementation occurred in late 2018. The service area for roadway impact fees is within the city limits, but the water and wastewater service area include parts of the extraterritorial jurisdiction.
NCO Process Handbook
The council voted unanimously to accept the Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Process Handbook, which was created to help neighborhoods through the overlay zoning process. The handbook outlines the responsibilities of the neighborhood and the city and includes checklists and templates for rezoning petitions, neighborhood meeting agendas, and meeting minutes.
Council Committees and Commissions
The council appointed fellow councilmembers to represent the city on various intergovernmental and community committees.
After the council discussed future agenda items, Mayor Mooney adjourned the meeting. The council meets again on Thursday, Jan. 9.
About the Blogger
Colin Killian has been with the City of College Station since 2010 after serving 23 years as the associate media relations director for the Texas A&M Athletics Department. Killian has also 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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December 10, 2019 | Categories: City Council, Public Communications | Tags: annexation, city hall, committees, comp plan, comprehensive plan, Corporate Parkway, Council Meetings, Edelweisss Business Center, franchise fees, impact fees, La Villita DAR Week, mayor pro tem, NCO Process Handbook, Neighborhood Conservation Overlay, UDO, Unified Development Ordinance | 1 Comment
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