Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Monday, Nov. 20. The meetings can be watched live on Suddenlink Channel 19 or online at cstx.gov/cstv19. The workshop will start about 4:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 6. Continue reading Live Blog: Monday’s city council meetings (Nov. 20)
About that time, the City of College Station purchased fancy new business management software.
A quarter of a century later, those fax machines are gathering dust and the internet is a necessity. Meanwhile, College Station’s population has doubled, yet the city is still using that same software system.
But it’s not so fancy, anymore. In fact, it’s barely functional.
That’s why the city is investing more than $5 million in a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that can fully and effectively handle our wide range of business needs and activities.
This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, March 28. 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.
The workshop has started.
Simpson named city manager
The council unanimously voted to select Frank Simpson as city manager. Simpson was named interim city manager in January when David Neeley retired. He had served as deputy city manager since 2011, overseeing Public Works, Water Services, and the Electric Utility. Simpson came to the City of College Station after serving as city manager of Missouri City for seven years (2004-11). He previously served as city manager of Webster (2001-04) and Center (1995-01), and was an assistant city manager in La Marque (1994-95).
Simpson began his long municipal government career as a public utilities worker for the City of College Station in 1986 while attending Texas A&M. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1988 and a master’s in public administration from A&M in 1990. Simpson worked in various administrative capacities with the City of College Station from 1989-93. He and his wife, Kelly, have three children.
This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Dec. 13. It’s not the official minutes.
The workshop and regular meetings can be watched live on Suddenlink Ch. 19, or online. An archive of previous council meetings also is available on the website.
The workshop meeting has started.
This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, March 22. It is not the official minutes.
The regular meeting has been adjourned. The council meets again on April 12.
Substation Distribution Upgrade and Entergy Tie Bid
The council unanimously approved a $1.5 million bid by Pike Electric Corporation for the construction of Switch Station Substation Distribution improvements and an Entergy Texas, Inc. transmission line.