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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 (5:30 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings. Here are five items to watch:

  1. Recycling Update: The council will hear a workshop presentation about recycling collection and an update on city’s recent single-stream recycling pilot project. On the consent agenda, the council will consider a five-year, $840,283 contract and franchise agreement with Brazos Valley Recycling. Staff is not recommending a rate increase for customers.
  2. Student Government Association: The council will hear a presentation from Texas A&M’s student body president on the primary goals of the Student Government Association. The city and SGA are working together on a number of mutually beneficial endeavors.
  3. 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 A&M’s recent commercialization efforts.
  4. Outside Agency Funding: The council will consider funding agreements with the Arts Council of Brazos Valley, B-CS Chamber of Commerce, College Station Noon Lions Club, Aggieland Humane Society, B-CS Convention and Visitors Bureau, Keep Brazos Beautiful, the Research Valley Partnership and the Memorial for All Veterans of the Brazos Valley.
  5. Mobile Food Courts: After a public hearing, the council will consider allowing food vendors to develop short- and long-term mobile food courts through conditional use permits and the site planning process.

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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (April 23)

gavel[1]This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, April 23. 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.

5:56 p.m.

The workshop meeting has started.

6:10 p.m. (more…)


Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

College Station City Council

gavel[1]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:  

  1. Economic Development Master Plan Funding: In the workshop, the council will discuss potential funding mechanisms for implementing the city’s Economic Development Master Plan, which was adopted in 2013.
  2. Mobile Food Vending Park: The council will hear a workshop presentation on establishing permanent mobile food vending sites, including a summary of how food truck parks are regulated in other cities.
  3. Parking Removal on Glade and Southwood: As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider removing parking on both sides of Glade Street and Southwood Drive within 300 feet of Southwest Parkway. Area residents are concerned about vehicles parking too close to the signalized intersections.
  4. Northgate High-Density Dwelling Unit: After a public hearing, the council will consider allowing a maximum of six unrelated individuals to reside together in a high-density dwelling unit in Northgate. The amendment would allow developers to offer a greater variety of unit types in Northgate, where high-density residential development is desired.
  5. B-CS CVB Update: The council will hear an update on the B-CS Convention and Visitors Bureau and its activities, including rebranding efforts, Hotel Occupancy Tax grants, and the preferred access agreement with Texas A&M.

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