City’s FY20 budget addresses current, future challenges

City’s FY20 budget addresses current, future challenges

The City of College Station’s proposed FY 2020 budget continues the city’s focus on public safety while providing resources for essential current and future infrastructure projects. The $341 million budget was presented to the city council on Monday at the first of three dedicated workshops at the CSU Meeting and Training Facility. Additional workshops are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday. Continue reading City’s FY20 budget addresses current, future challenges

Podcast: Templin says city budget process on schedule

Podcast: Templin says city budget process on schedule

By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director

This time of the year, don’t even try to find College Station City Manager Kelly Templin in his office. He’s behind closed doors with his staff, looking to the future and planning the city’s next budget.

In this week’s podcast, we talk to Mr. Templin about where things stand since the new fiscal year starts in about 90 days.

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CS achieves top level for financial transparency

CS achieves top level for financial transparency

transparencyBy Cheryl Wright, Accounting and Treasury Operations Manager

The City of College Station’s Fiscal Services Department recently earned the distinction of becoming a platinum member of the Texas Comptroller’s Leadership Circle.

We’ve been honored in recent years with a pair of Gold Awards, but only nine of 46 cities with populations of at least 75,000 are platinum members. Before you start thinking this is boring accounting stuff and wondering why you should care, let me explain.

This distinction means the City of College Station has achieved the highest level of online financial transparency when it comes to spending your hard-earned tax dollars.

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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.  Continue reading “Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (June 12)”