Community News

City of College Station Open Meeting - Aug. 30

The City of College Station will be holding two "come and go" meetings on Wednesday, August 30 to discuss revisions to the city's Unified Development Ordinance (UDO).

These meetings will be held in the City of College Station City Hall Council Chambers, one from 12:00pm to 1:30pm, and the second meeting from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.

Please see the attachment for more information.

Filing for City of College Station

Good Afternoon Neighbors!

I wanted to update you all that the College Station City Council filing period closes August 21 (not the 24th). We apologize for this error. For more information on filings and elections, details can be found at http://cstx.gov/elections.

Thank you,

Barbara Moore
City of College Station
Neighborhood Services Coordinator
(979) 764-6262

A Message from CSPD Community Enhancement Unit

The College Station Police Department needs your help! You are the eyes and ears of the Police Department and we need your assistance in preventing crime. When you see or hear suspicious activity, immediately contact the College Station Police Department at 979-764-3600. Together we can make a difference in our community! For further information on Crime Prevention tips please contact the College Station Police Department Community Enhanccement Unit at 979-764-6259 or e-mail us at communityenhancement@cstx.gov.

Event Center at Castlegate II

Castlegate II Event Center is open for Rental

Attached is information on the facility

Contact Event Coordinator, Amy

Office: 979-450-0757

Email: events@castlegateiievents.com

The Event Center at Castlegate II can comfortably host your event with seating of over 100 guests and is equipped with a large kitchen, sound system, wall mounted flat screen TV for presentations and slide shows with large windows overlooking the patio and lake. Please visit the website here for further information about booking the Event Center at Castlegate II. 

We look forward to hosting your next event! 

Neighborhood News

Neighborhood News: Information on College Station events and services

Podcast: Why does Mayor Mooney want to walk in your neighborhood?

Mayor Karl Mooney has a new way to connect with citizens: a monthly "Walk With the Mayor." In this episode of the city podcast, Mayor Mooney said he especially wants to connect with residents who may not feel comfortable coming to city hall but still have issues or concerns they want the mayor to see and understand. To listen to the podcast of Mayor Mooney talking with Public Communications Director Jay Socol about his thoughts on "Walk With the Mayor", click here

New "My Neighborhood Guide" now available

Neighborhood Services and the Public Communications Department revised the manual used by neighborhood associations and HOAs to organize and manage associations. The original manual was published in the early 2000's. The manual needed to be revised and updated to reflect the more current state and needs of associations. The manual is meant to be a resource for association leaders and representatives.  For a hard copy, contact Neighborhood Services to arrange to pick up a copy or have one mailed. For an electronic version, click here.

Video available of April Code Enforcement Seminar Supper

Last month's Seminar Supper was on the topic of Code Enforcement. Code Supervisor Julie Caler was the guest speaker discussing all things code enforcement. Since this always one of the most important topics, this video of the seminar supper is now available for viewing.  To view the video, click here

Parks Summer Guide is now available

The Parks and Recreation Summer Guide is now available for download. Hard copies available at City Hall, Stephen C. Beachy Central Park, Southwood Community Center, Lincoln Recreation Center and Larry J. Ringer Library.  The electronic copy of the guide is available here for download.

Neighborhood Services Office is moving

The Neighborhood Services Office is to the old Human Resources Office in City Hall. The new office will be just a few steps down the hall from the old office near the elevator. The City's Human Resources Office moved next door to the old Fire Station at 1207 Texas Avenue and in doing so provided some much needed additional office space for various city employees. The move should take place the week of May 15.

Mosquito Dunk distribution to begin May 22

Mosquito dunk distribution will begin on May 22. Like last year, all HOAs will go through neighborhood services to receive dunks. Applications for dunks must be completed and turned in when picking up dunks. Please call before coming to pick up dunks from Neighborhood Services to be sure the Neighborhood Services Coordinator is in the office and available to distribute the dunks.  Residents not in HOAs can pick up dunks from the City Secretary's Office, also located in city hall. Mosquito dunks can be picked up in the City Secretary's Office beginning May 22, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  To get more information on the mosquito dunks, tips to keep safe during mosquito season and the application for HOAs to receive dunks, visit the Neighborhood Services webpage here and check out the Mosquito Abatement Program tab.

Seminar Supper - Tuesday May 16, 2017

Seminar Supper- TTI Community Meeting on Bush-Wellborn Intersection Project
Our next Seminar Supper is May 16 at 6:00 PM at City Hall Council Chambers
at 1101 Texas Avenue. We are pleased to have Dr. Tim Lomax, Research Engineer, with TTI and other staff join us to talk about the major changes coming to the George Bush and Wellborn Intersection in the next few years.
 
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) is working with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to identify improvements needed at the Bush-Wellborn intersection.
 
Specific goals for the BWX, or Bush-Wellborn Crossing, include enhancing overall safety for the thousands of motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians passing through the area daily while minimizing congestion at this critical intersection.
 
Improvements proposed nearly a decade ago would require a minimum of two years of construction to complete, with the Bush-Wellborn intersection partially or fully closed for at least six months of that time.
TxDOT and TTI are partnering to explore ways to minimize this disruption, and community input will be a meaningful part of this effort.
 
Over the next few months, TTI will be seeking comments, concerns and suggestions from the community regarding the Bush-Wellborn improvements. This input will be considered as the intersection design, construction timeline and work zone mobility plans are reviewed.
 
Another round of community engagement will follow to share project design options; construction staging and closure options; the impact on businesses, adjacent neighborhoods the campus and the community; mobility strategies during construction; and other innovative opportunities.
 
 A brief online survey is now available for you to share your suggestions and preferences before plans are drafted.
 
 All citizens are invited and encouraged to complete the survey at http://bwx-bcs.org

This Seminar Supper will allow citizens a look at the proposed project, what to expect and the opportunity to ask questions and engage with TTI staff as they prepare to begin work on one of the most important intersections in our city. 
 
If you plan to attend, click here to RSVP or call or send an email to me by Monday May 15.
Barbara Moore
Neighborhood Services Coordinator
1101 Texas Avenue
College Station, TX 77842
764-6262 

Boys Soccer Tryouts

The Brazos Valley Calvary is having boys soccer tryouts starting May 15-16 & June 6-7 for ages 7-18 years old. If you know anyone who would be interested in ths opportunity have them sign up here: http://www.cavalrysoccer.com./

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Brazos County, Texas
Household Hazardous Waste & Computer Collection Day

WHEN:
Saturday, 29-April-2017, from 7am to 2pm

WHERE:
TAMU University Services Building (USB) #3400, (the old Texas Instruments Building)

Enter from the Harvey Road Gate — (There is no entry from University Drive)
• Take Harvey Rd East towards Huntsville, to entry gate on left past Veterans Park
or
• Take Harvey Rd. west from Hwy 30, to entry gate on right just before Vetrans Park

WHO:
For the entire Brazos Valley to dispose of their household hazardous waste
free of charge (there is a fee for small businesses and an account must be
set up prior to the event).

WHAT:
Items that will be accepted include:
• medications & pharmaceuticals, computers, paint, oil and oil filters, antifreeze, herbicides, pesticides,
chemicals, pharmaceutical & medical waste, and much more.

Items that WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED include:
• explosives, ammunition, tires, televisions, compressed gas cylinders, radioactive waste,
household garbage, 55-gallon drums, etc.
• Much more detail on what is acceptable and what is NOT acceptable can be found online,
at http://twinoakslandfill.com/events/ and/or http://twinoakslandfill.com/hhw-accepted...

FURTHER INFORMATION:
For more information call the BVSWMA - HHW Hotline at (979) 764-3809 or log on the website at
http://twinoakslandfill.com/events/.

Seminar Supper - Tuesday April 25, 2017

Our next Seminar Supper is April 25 at 6:00 PM at City Hall Council Chambers. Our speaker is Code Enforcement Supervisor Julie Caler. She will speak on how code enforcement operates in College Station, what they do and don’t handle, frequent code violations and more.

Code Enforcement is always a popular topic as it is a very important department to our citizens. We hope you will join us and come out learn more about Code Enforcement. It is always a very educational seminar and helps citizens better understand the operations and processes of code enforcement. 

Please pass this along to neighbors and friends that maybe interested in attending and finding out more about code enforcement. 

To attend, click here to RSVP: http://bit.ly/1oYTynb

Semper Fi Honor Run

Semper Fi Society 5K Run

April 8th, 2017

10am-12pm

Register Online here:

https://www.raceentry.com/races/semper-fidelis-society-honor-run/2017/register

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