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Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

By Colin Killian, Communications Manager

The College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its workshop (5 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings. Here are five items to watch:

  1. Possible Projects for Bond Election: The council will have a workshop discussion on the Citizen Advisory Committee’s recommendations for facilities projects to include in a possible November bond election. The council will also talk about other funding options for the transportation projects.
  2. Gateway Marker Design: The council will receive a workshop presentation on the design of markers for the city’s gateways.
  3. CSPD Recognition: In the regular meeting, the council will recognize the College Station Police Department for achieving compliance with the Texas Police Chiefs Association’s best practices program.
  4. Francis Drive Changes: As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider three items related to Francis Drive: an all-way stop at the Walton Drive intersection; a yield sign for the free right-turn bay from southeast bound Walton; and a prohibition on left turns into the driveway at College Hills Elementary School during drop-off and pick-up times.
  5. Rock Prairie Road Development: The council will consider a performance-based agreement to facilitate the development of 232 acres on the south side of Rock Prairie Road at the future Bird Pond Road intersection. The action is another step in the implementation of the Medical District Master Plan. The council will also look at the creation of the related Rock Prairie Management District No. 2 and its board of directors.

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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Oct. 24)

This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Oct. 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.

6:09 p.m.

The workshop has started. Karl Mooney is absent tonight.

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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Feb. 14)

This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Feb. 14. 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.

6:15 p.m.

The council is still in executive session. The workshop will start in a few minutes.

6:21 p.m.

The workshop meeting has started.

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Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

gavel[1]What are you doing for Valentine’s Day?

The College Station City Council is spending it at city hall, where it will gather Thursday for its workshop (6 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings.

What could possibly be more romantic than that?

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Mental health facility will fill community void

Jim Shaheen of SBH addresses local officials at Tuesday's groundbreaking.

Jim Shaheen of SBH addresses local officials at Tuesday’s groundbreaking.

If you happened to drive past the groundbreaking ceremony for the new mental health facility Tuesday morning, you might have noticed a significant number of law enforcement personnel in attendance.

No, the governor wasn’t speaking and we weren’t there for security. Representatives from all our local public safety agencies were there to offer our wholehearted support to the new Strategic Behavioral Health hospital, which will fill a vital need in our area when it opens early next year.

In my 20 years with the College Station Police Department, we’ve dealt with countless numbers of people suffering from mental health issues. Our officers are trained to deal with these situations, but they aren’t mental health professionals. Many of these individuals end up in jail or are taken to the nearest emergency room when proper treatment could have relieved or prevented the situation.

Through our daily experiences, law enforcement officers genuinely understand the struggles mental illness creates for families. Most of the time, these individuals are able to cope with their illnesses, but any number of things can trigger a crisis. If proper intervention, treatment and support systems are available, the patient usually gets better. 

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Neeley reflects on tenure as College Station’s city manager

David Neeley

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared in the The Eagle on Sunday.

Jan. 11 was my last day as College Station’s city manager, which means the emails have stopped and my once-packed calendar is now clear. After 40 years of public service, this feels pretty good. I’m not quite done yet — I have some other things I’d like to do before begrudgingly accepting the label of “retired.”

I’d like to use this blog to look back at my four very exciting, always challenging, and supremely rewarding years with the City of College Station. As I told my staff during a small reception on my last day, I’ve never worked with a group of professionals — from front-line workers to department heads — more focused on serving the public.

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