By Colin Killian, Communications Manager
The College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its workshop (5:30 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings. Here are five items to watch:
- Keep Brazos Beautiful: In the workshop, the council will hear a report from Keep Brazos Beautiful about the non-profit organization’s activities. KBB is requesting $56,690 in FY16 from the city’s Sanitation Fund.
- Special Presentations: The council will recognize the Texas Army National Guard for its involvement and support of the 2015 Games of Texas, and proclaim Sept. 19 as Thank a Police Officer Day.
- Science Park Agreement: As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider a 10-year, performance-based economic development agreement with the College Station Science Park. The strategy is to create additional shovel-ready sites to take advantage of recent commercialization efforts by Texas A&M.
- Public Hearing on FY16 Tax Rate/Budget: The council will receive citizen input on the city’s proposed FY16 tax rate and budget. The proposed tax rate of 45.25 cents per $100 of assessed value is the same as the current rate. The proposed budget totals $304.12 million.
- BVSWMA and CVB Board Appointments: The council will appoint one person to the BVSWMA board and three to the Convention and Visitors Bureau board.
This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, July 24. 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 meeting has started. Councilmembers James Benham and John Nichols are absent. Benham is joining the meeting through a remote internet connection.
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This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, July 12. It is 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 site.
The workshop meeting has started.
Private Landfill Public Meeting Update
The council heard an update on a public meeting set for Friday, July 19 about a proposed permit for a private landfill within College Station’s extraterritorial jurisdiction. The applicant and representatives from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will attend the public meeting at 7 p.m. at the Brazos County Expo Complex.
Here’s a quick overview of some of the items the College Station City Council will be discussing at its workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, March 8. This blog is not a 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 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.