The City of College Station is joining with the Department of Homeland Security to raise cybersecurity awareness during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month throughout October. Cybersecurity is not just the responsibility of governments, companies, groups, or individuals. Everyone shares the responsibility for cybersecurity – from the average smartphone user to a corporate CEO. Continue reading We share responsibility for effective cybersecurity
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Oct. 22. It’s not the official minutes.
The meeting is being broadcast live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and streamed online. An archive of previous council meetings is available on the website.
The workshop has started.
Consent Agenda Discussion
The council will vote on items listed on the consent agenda during tonight’s regular meeting. Councilmembers pulled these consent items for workshop discussion:
- Hike & Bike Trail Change Order: Kieschnick General Contractors was awarded a contract in May to build about five miles of hike and bike trail from Creek View Park to Lick Creek Park. After bidding, an engineering review discovered several items that needed to be addressed. To mitigate the cost, the scope of work was reduced by removing the trail section along Pebble Creek Parkway and adding bike lanes to the existing sidewalk along Pebble Creek Parkway. The change order reduces the contract amount by $182,397.60.
- City Employee Loan Option: Through the Community Loan Center of the Brazos Valley’s Affordable Small Dollar Loan Program, city employees could get a low-interest loan of up to $1,000 and have their repayment installments deducted from their bi-weekly paycheck. The loans would be funded and administered directly through the Community Loan Center of the Brazos Valley.
With National Cyber Security Awareness Month coming to a close, the City of College Station and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) remind you of some basic ways to help keep your online experience safe. These six tips apply to any electronic device, including smart phones and tablets: Continue reading “Six ways to keep your online experience safe”