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Council looks to set budget hearing

Eagle staff report

The College Station City Council on Thursday will likely set a public hearing for July 24 to add $9.3 million to this year’s budget expenditures, most of which will go to settle litigation over electric transmission rates from the late 1990s.

City Planning Director Jeff Kersten said items likely to be added to the $148.5 million budget Thursday include: An $8.7 million settlement with Texas Municipal Power Agency and Bryan Texas Utilities; $200,000 for the Brazos Valley Arts Council building; $115,000 to purchase land on Barron Road; and $100,000 each for new water and wastewater taps and worker’s compensation.

The items, which previously were approved by the council, will be paid from through available from a variety of different city funds, Kersten said.

The $8.7 million litigation settlement will come from the electric fund, according to city documents.

The College Station City Council will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday for a workshop meeting and at 7 p.m. for its regular council meeting. Both meetings will be held at College Station City Hall at 1101 Texas Ave.


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