Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Nov. 10. The meeting is being broadcast live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and streamed at cstx.gov/cstv19. The workshop will start about 5:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 7. Continue reading Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Nov. 10)
Here’s a quick look at some of the items the College Station City Council will be discussing at its workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, June 28. This blog is not the complete and official agenda.
The workshop and regular meetings can be watched live on Suddenlink Ch. 19, or online. Previous council meetings are archived on the website. A detailed live blog from the meetings will be posted on this site and also can be accessed through the city’s Facebook page.
Workshop Meeting (6 p.m.)
Brazos Animal Shelter Annual Report
The council will receive a report from the Brazos Animal Shelter regarding its activities in the current fiscal year. The city pays the shelter annual fees of $169,513.
The workshop and regular meetings can be watched live on Suddenlink Ch. 19, or online. Previous council meetings are archived on the website. A detailed live blog from the meetings will be posted on this site and can also be accessed through the city’s Facebook page.
Workshop Meeting (4 p.m.)
NOTE: The workshop is starting an hour later than usual so the council can attend a special beam-signing ceremony at Fire Station No. 6, which is being built at the corner of Tarrow and University Drive.
Revenue Rescue Cost Recovery Program
The council will hear a presentation from Fire Chief R.B. Alley on the Revenue Rescue Cost Recovery program, which is designed to recover costs for responding to certain vehicle accidents, vehicle fires and hazardous material spills or leaks. The council unanimously approved program’s concept in November. Estimates indicate that about $126,000 — costs currently paid by taxpayers — could be recovered each year through the program. Examples include responses to accidents where hazardous materials such as gasoline, diesel fuel, antifreeze are spilled and have to be properly cleaned up, and accidents where injured people have to be cut from their vehicles with the hydraulic rescue tools such as the Jaws of Life.
Here’s a quick look at some of the items the College Station City Council will be considering Monday, Nov. 21, at its workshop and regular meetings. This blog is not intended as a complete and official agenda. Click here to see the entire agenda packets.
Workshop Meeting (3 p.m.)
Local Preference for Bids/Contracts
The council will consider a local preference policy in bid/contract awards on a case-by-case basis. The city can legally give preference to a bidder whose principal place of business is in College Station if the bid is within 3 percent of the lowest bid price. Unfortunately, the law doesn’t also Bryan for inclusion as local. The council must determine that the local bidder offers the best combination of price and additional economic development opportunities.
This blog is a summary of the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Sept. 8 and is not the official minutes. Changes made to specific items will be recorded in the minutes, which will be available in approximately two weeks.
Workshop Meeting Highlights
Click here to watch the entire workshop meeting. Click on individual agenda items listed beneath the video window to view a specific segment.
Research Valley Partnership
The council received an update from the Research Valley Partnership (RVP) on its FY 2012 budget request and how the organization will invest for the future. The RVP promotes economic development in Brazos County. The group’s budget request for the next fiscal year is $350,000. The RVP currently receives $300,000 from the city’s general fund. Chief Executive Officer Todd McDaniel said the RVP is concerned with long-term investment and wants to be a catalyst for the area’s economic development and growth. The RVP is seeking to transition from a traditional economic development model to an innovation-to-industry model. The RVP’s FY 2010 budget trimmed expenses by 10 percent, and it has increased private sector and Texas A&M investment.
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