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State of the City

Two Thousand Seventeen

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Many moons ago, wise men and women proclaimed that Bryan citizens live "The Good Life, Texas Style." And that's never been more true than it is right now. Our City is growing, our citizens are thriving, and yes, "Winter is Coming".

There's a lot of work that goes into making this City great for its noble citizens. Ride with us as we journey through the realm in our State of the City report for fiscal year 2017. Revel with us in the glory of our City's victories. Be honored with us as we take pride in our accomplishments. Stand side-by-side with us as we battle the forces of darkness and combat everlasting winter. (Okay, so that might be a little much, but you get the point.)

The City of Bryan is an amazing place to live. Join us as we show you what we're doing to help keep it that way.

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City Manager

  • Game Day Shuttle: We continued our Game Day shuttle service between Downtown Bryan and Kyle Field during each of the Aggie home football games. The service was very popular and was again considered a great success. We're providing the service again for the 2017 football season.
  • Revisions were made to the Vehicle For Hire Ordinance, including addressing Transportation Network Companies.
  • Tax Rate: Did not increase the tax rate for the sixth year since the City Manager has been here. The Council adopted the same tax rate as last year. In 2013 and 2014, we lowered the tax rate.

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Bryan Animal Center

  • Hosted the 4th Annual Pawpaloosa Animal Health Fair and Adoption Reunion, distributing 100 free microchips and 150 free rabies vaccinations.
  • Adopted more than 850 animals to new homes.
  • Sent more than 85 animals to rescue partners throughout Texas and the U.S.
  • Returned to more than 390 animals in the field to their owners .
  • Over 280 animals were reclaimed by their owners.
  • Over 4,500 hours were logged by volunteers.
  • As a member of PetSmart Charities, the City was granted use of the new cat adoption facilities at the Tower Point PetSmart in College Station.
  • Successfully concluded another year of partnerships with Texas A&M and Blinn College Veterinary Programs.
  • Participated in two new programs with Texas A&M:
    -- Good Samaritan Program - Bryan animals turned into TAMU after hours are returned to the Bryan Animal Center to help locate their owners.
    -- PAWS Reading Program - a partnership with Texas A&M and Arrow Academy helping children build their skills by reading to dogs and teaching valuable lessons about good pet care.
  • Launched a new Canine Enrichment Center, a new Behavioral Analysis Program, and a Children’s Museum Display.
  • Adopted 105 animals in 22 days during the national “Clear the Shelter” event.
  • Completed a number of facility improvements:
    -- New sign on front of the building
    -- New privacy fence by parking lot
    -- New sidewalk to Enrichment Center
    -- New Canine Enrichment Center

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Bryan Texas Utilities

  • South College Project: The process of converting overhead electric lines to underground from Villa Maria Drive to Inlow Blvd along South College Avenue began mid-March of 2017. This 8-million-dollar capital project will result in 1.25 miles of overhead electric line being buried by the end of September 2017.
  • St. Joseph Project: As of July 2017, all businesses, including CHI St. Joseph Hospital, along 29th Street from East Villa Maria Road to Memorial Drive are now being served by newly installed underground electric facilities.
  • Boonville Lighting Project: In partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), contractors began installing street and pedestrian lighting along Booneville Road, also known as FM158, from Highway 6 to Harvey Road in January 2017. This project is partially funded by a federal grant, and is expected to be completed at the end of September 2017.
  • RP3: BTU received the Diamond Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) award.

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City Secretary


  • Conducted candidate orientation for Council candidates.
  • Elections: Successfully conducted 2016 city election.


  • Conducted records audits in seven city departments.
  • Promoted and implemented records management techniques city-wide during Records Management Month, including staff training sessions, email deletion contest and a large records destruction campaign for records past retention or superfluous copies.
  • Collaborated with the Legal Department and Police Department to update the City’s policies and procedures regarding open records requests for body worn camera videos.
  • Continued preservation of City’s archival records and expanded web based repository of public records; worked with a third party to preserve four minutes/ordinance books from the 1940’s as well as the original town site deed.
  • Timely and efficiently provided responses to over 600 open records requests filed with the City this year.

Vital Statistics

  • The City Secretary’s Vital Statistics Office met Payment Card Industry (PCI) SAQ B Compliance and received excellent reviews from an audit conducted by the Texas State Department of Health Services Vital Statistics Unit.
  • Conducted a training session for local hospitals, funeral homes and justices of the peace regarding appropriate procedures for filing birth and death certificates with my office (local registrar).
  • Received the Five Star Exemplary Award from the Texas Department of State Health Services for excellence in vital statistics reporting (top award in the State).
  • All staff recertified in paternity training by the Attorney General’s Office.
  • Assisted in distribution of free birth certificates for citizens impacted by Hurricane Harvey.


  • Tracked and monitored city related legislation (over 600 bills) in the 85th Session of the Texas Legislature as well as legislation filed in the Special Session, informed appropriate departments, and communicated as needed about the City’s position on proposed legislation. Served as a subject matter expert for the Texas Municipal League relative to certain categories of city related legislation. Assisted with implementation of new state statutes. Tracked federal legislation of importance to the City.
  • Continued to serve as Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce Legislative Action Committee Chair in order to ensure the City of Bryan’s interests are represented and included in the Chamber’s state and federal legislative action plans.
  • Participated in the Chamber’s legislative trips to Austin and Washington, D.C. Assisted in formulation of state and federal legislative action plans.


  • Continued the implementation of streamlined and automated business processes utilizing Laserfiche workflow and forms components.
  • Prepared and issued a request for proposals for new Municipal Court software (implementation in progress).
  • Implemented new agenda management software for Council and other City boards.

Government Service

  • Provided staff assistance to Charter Review Advisory Committee. Certified Charter amendment petition.
  • Oversaw recruitment/appointment process for Council’s boards, committees and commissions.
  • Conducted Texas Open Meetings Act training for new board/committee/commission members.


  • Coordinated Council’s annual volunteer reception.
  • Continued growth of the Volunteer Bryan! Program. A total of 15,070 hours with a dollar value of $379,018.55 were donated by volunteers the past fiscal year.

Public Outreach

  • Hosted city-wide neighborhood association forum.
  • Lunch and Learn: Continued to offer the Lunch and Learn series of public education sessions due to the success of the program.


  • Continued the Youth Advisory Commission and Teen Court in the Schools programs.

Training Others

  • Served as an instructor for the International Institute of Municipal Clerks and Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program, as well as several state organizations and other cities.

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Code Enforcement

  • Cases: Worked and resolved more than 3,175 code cases.
  • Being Proactive: An increase focus is placed on proactive enforcement. Currently, 63 percent of all cases are self-initiated by city staff. This is a 10 percent improvement over the same period last year, and even greater for preceding years.
  • Efficiency Through Technology: The City is launching Trakit for improved management of permitting, inspections, and code enforcement. The new system is scheduled to go live in February 2018.
  • The Warehouse: The Warehouse auctions surplus goods through a public auction process. Since 2011, the Warehouse has auctioned over $1 million in surplus goods. The Warehouse was provided a milestone certification this year for reaching this $1 million goal.

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Communications and Marketing


State Awards
  • TAMI Award: 2016 State of the City Video (Best Electronic Report in the State).
  • Award of Honor (TAMIO): Best Marketing Plan or Campaign.
  • Award of Honor (TAMIO): Best One Time Program.
  • Award of Honor (TAMIO): Best Special Publication.

National Awards
  • 3CMA Award of Excellence: Graphic Design - Art.

Major Accomplishments

  • Produced FY2017 State of the City video and electronic report highlighting each City department.
  • Produced BTU Annual Report, Parks and Recreation Activity Guides, Bryan Fire Department Strategic Plan, Bryan Fire Department Annual Report, Bryan Police Department Annual Report, and Economic Development Brochure.
  • Developed a strategy for promoting economic development and tourism for the City. Assisted with the collection of collateral for the first ever Economic Development video.
  • Produced 12 issues of Plug In, BTU’s monthly newsletter included with each customer’s bill, providing energy and water conservation tips, electric safety tips, and special events/announcements.
  • Launched “Visit” tourism campaign and “Gameday” website, an amplified Football Friday/Shuttle Service marketing initiative directly targeting Texas A&M and opposing team fans.
  • Designed and produced 12 issues of Texas Co-op Power Magazine, a monthly publication received by each BTU customer, and maintained full responsibility for all content.
  • Revamped tourism “Visit Bryan” splash page on City’s website to showcase upcoming events calendar, attractions, and imagery highlighting activities within our community.
  • Created and produced numerous graphic projects, including logo rebuilding/design, print/digital advertisements, brochures, promotional items, posters, articles, web banners, badges, event invitations, etc.
  • Redesigned all City of Bryan associated stationery including business cards, letterheads, note cards, and envelopes.
  • Produced and aired numerous video Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for broadcast on Municipal TV Channel 16, KBTX, KAGS, and KYLE stations as well as the City’s website.
  • Assisted in planning and promoting special events such as First Friday, Lights On!, Holiday Magic, Mayor’s Downtown Impact Award, Pawpaloosa, Williamson Skate Park Grand Opening, Breakfast with Santa, Blue Bunny Breakfast & Egg Hunt, Travis B. Bryan Municipal Golf course events, Bryan Animal Center events, Coulter Field, Lake Bryan, Mounce Library events, etc.
  • Strengthened the City’s presence on social media and tailored information to fit specific communication channels while engaging citizens through open dialogue on each platform.
  • Focused marketing initiatives and strategies to external audiences to improve the City’s image, attract visitors, and showcase quality of life in an effort to attract new residents and businesses.
  • Enhanced the programming efforts of the City with timely, targeted communications that can be easily adapted to a variety of communication channels.
  • Supported Bryan ISD in showcasing nine different PSAs on KBTX, KAGS, and KYLE to support a positive image of the school district.
  • Increased the number of subscribers that receive direct email updates through Constant Contact.
  • Continued the Lunch and Learn series featuring numerous City departments to engage directly with citizens over the lunch hour.
  • Restored relationship with KORA to provide bi-monthly updates live and accepted an invitation to participate in monthly interviews with KAMU.
  • Implemented program to allow citizens to stream local access TV station Ch.16 live 24/7 on the City's website.

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Community Development Services

Housing Programs

  • Homebuyer’s Assistance: Down payment/counseling received by 12 families and approximately 100 families received counseling. Prepared and processed 26 (projected) Release of Liens for previous DPA recipients.
  • Minor Repair Program: 25 family households received minor repair for health safety housing issues; over 100 households received technical assistance, 25 households received assistance through partners.
  • Major Rehabilitation/Reconstruction (owner occupied housing program for complete rehabilitation or demolition/re-build): completed 3 projects and 3 underway at year-end.
  • Housing Developments: worked with approximately 8 local developers/contractors on housing developments and to consider development in older neighborhoods through a housing revitalization infill program. Coordinated City Council adoption of Housing Infill Program Guidelines (general funds). Completed preliminary design, site work, and construction bid for new 3 or 4 unit housing development on West 28th St. Acquired 8.853 acres suitable for up to 25 homes for the Housing Infill Program in the old Carver area (general funds), and began preliminary design work. Contracted with a developer for enhanced Down Payment Assistance for two new homes to be developed in Castle Heights. Provided Technical Assistance and coordination to BCS Habitat for Humanity to obtain City Council Approval of a Notice of Encroachment for a newly constructed home at 1222 Virginia.
  • Volunteer Demolition program: Provided counseling to three owners of un-occupied dilapidated houses and technical assistance to the estate of a deceased homeowner reconstruction recipient to assist with the sale of the property.
  • Community Development Housing Organization program: Monitored 2 Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO’s – housing non-profits that provide safe affordable housing) to ensure compliance with housing regulations and provide any needed technical assistance to further promote affordable housing.
  • Housing Technical Assistance: Brazos Valley Coalition for the Homeless, Brazos Valley Housing Consortium, and the DASH (Decent Safe and Affordable Housing) Committee (approximately 10 meetings annually).
  • Housing and Urban Development Reports: Submission 2015/2016 Consolidated Performance and Evaluation Report and 2017/2018 Annual Action Plan for the next fiscal year. This information is on the Department’s website.
  • Community Development Advisory Committee: 10 public meetings advisory oversight of Department.
  • Housing Infill Committee: lead –internal committee – 5-6 meetings a year- addresses joint housing issues, primarily older neighborhoods.

Non-Housing Projects

  • Public Facility Program: Provided for annual competitive process.
  • Public Service Agency Program: Annual competitive process with College Station; funded five agencies for Bryan including Catholic Charities of Central Texas, MHMR-Mary Lake program, Brazos Maternal and Child Health Clinic, Voice for Children-CASA program, and Parks & Recreation Summer Parks program. Coordinated advisory committee, Joint Relief Funding Review Committee with College Station CD staff.
  • Bank on Brazos Valley Program: Coordinated program, provided for outreach opportunities to Bank on members to increase financial literacy and financial management and establish relationship with under-banked and non-banked population through different efforts (Bryan Independent School District financial simulation and College Station ISD), Bryan Housing Authority Back to school Bask, Career Opportunity Day, Project Unity Parent Wisely Classes, etc.).

Community Technical Assistance

  • United Way Community Impact Committee-Chair Financial Stability
  • Chair for the Prenatal Clinic You’re the Tops Annual Event, honoring local women who make a difference in our community through service.
  • Served on Texas A&M University Climate and Diversity Committee that reviews different colleges diversity plans.
  • Coordinated the Bank on Brazos Valley program, with approximately 25 members, secured small grant for re-launch of the program, and provided 6 different outreach opportunities for local financial institutions to work with under-banked and non-banked families and individuals providing financial literacy, workshops and counseling.
  • Lead National League of Cities Economic Opportunity and Income Inequality Peer Network.
  • Held an informational vendor and contractor appreciation breakfast for National Community Development Week to inform vendors and contractors concerning program requirements including Fair Housing and Section 3.
  • Provided a Lunch and Learn Presentation to inform the public and City staff regarding programs and Fair Housing.
  • Provided Fair Housing training presentations to Twin City Mission caseworkers and BVCOG Landlords receiving payments through the Section 8 Housing Voucher program.
  • Coordinated six volunteer and/or Work Study Texas A&M University student interns.

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Coulter Airfield

Capital Improvement Project

  • In FY17 work began on the first phase of construction that is part of a larger airport rehabilitation project in partnership with TxDOT Aviation. Construction commenced in August 2017 with the clearing of trees and brush along the east and south sides of the airport; clearing a path for the installation of a new game and security fence. Upon completion, the 8-foot tall game fence, will run along the eastern and southern boundaries of the airport, decreasing wildlife access to the airport. The security fence will run parallel to Highway 21, along the north boundary; preventing random vehicles from entering the taxiway and runway.

    In conjunction with the fencing initiatives, the northern end of Taxiway Bravo will be reconstructed and poor drainage in the terminal area will be addressed.

    In FY18 work will begin on the second, and final, construction phase of the airport rehabilitation project. This phase includes the overlay and marking of Taxiway Bravo, rehabilitation of runway 15-33, and the rehabilitation of Taxiway Alpha.

Hangar Developments

  • Aligning with the 2014 Coulter Field Business Plan, hangar development will continue at the airport. The hangar development, adjacent to Taxiway Alpha, includes both private and city development projects. A revenue producer for the City of Bryan, construction will commence on a new 10-unit T-hangar and state-of-the-art corporate hangar. The $1.2 million city budgeted project will allow for greater revenue through increased aircraft operations and lease revenue. In addition to the City of Bryan hangar development, a private hangar development has commenced with at least a second hangar development which should commence within the next 12-months.

Operations Improvements

  • A new Lektro electric tug was purchased for airport operations in FY17. The new tug allows for reliable towing service, providing premier customer service, and safer aircraft towing operations. The Lektro tug is a state-of-the-art machine with a built-in ground power unit which allows airport staff to prime an aircraft’s starting system. Additionally, a new 12,000-thousand-gallon capacity, 100 low-lead fuel system is operational. This new fuel system is Air Transport Association, Part 103 compliant; providing a higher-quality of fuel safety.

Community Events

  • Coulter Field was pleased to host two community events this year, the Red Wasp Film Festival and Scotty’s House Great American Steak Out event. The Red Wasp Film Festival brought 130 people out to Coulter Field, while Scotty’s House drew nearly 900 individuals to the airport. Both events were considered a success and brought very positive community reaction to the airport.

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Development Services and Economic Development

Since January 2017, the City of Bryan has issued 91 new commercial construction permits compared to 75 for the same period in 2016. Residential permit valuation (January to July) increased by $7.6 million. Commercial permit valuation (January to July) decreased by $26.7 million. This decrease is due to the permitting of all of the Bryan Independent School District projects last year.

Below is a list of projects that were completed or in the building or development process. This list is not exhaustive, but contains a good sampling of projects across the City of Bryan.

Residential Permits and Value

Commercial Permits and Value

Residential Permits and Value

Commercial Permits and Value

Commercial Development Projects (Current or Recent)


  • The Stella Hotel (Traditions) – Six stories with 177 guest rooms
  • Candlewood Suites (Plaza Center) – Four stories with 89 guest rooms
  • Sleep Inn (North Bryan) – Three stories with 58 guest rooms
  • 6 at 21 Crossing Hotel (Hwy 21 at Bypass 6) – Three stories with 79 guest rooms
  • Holiday Inn Express (Plaza Center) - Four Stories with 109 rooms
  • Hyatt House (Bryan Towne Center) - Four stories with 112 rooms


  • Parc at Traditions – Rehabilitation facility which offers assisted and independent living, as well as memory care located near Club Drive and South Traditions
  • Baylor Scott and White - New Clinic on West Side of Bryan near Autumn Lakes
  • Caprock - Commercial ER in Bryan Towne Center
  • Colony Commercial Freestanding ER - 8000Sq Ft Emergency Room at Austin’s colony.
  • Advanced Care Endodonics - New clinic in Park Hudson
  • Office Complex at Park Hudson - new clinic and three more offices to be constructed (Dr. Dudycha ~24,000 sq. ft.)


  • Lubrizol - 58,000 expansion in the Brazos Industrial Park
  • Accent Foods - ~4,000 s. ft. expansion of Accent Foods in the Bryan Industrial Park


  • Lidl - 36,000 sq. ft. grocery store at the corner of West Villa Maria and North Harvey Mitchell
  • Murphy’s USA - Fueling station that is on same property as Lidl
  • Taco Bell - 3,000 sq. ft. fast food restaurant on the corner of Austin’s Colony and Boonville Rd.
  • Brazos Bank - 5650 sq. ft. bank to be built on the corner of East Crest and University Dr.
  • Brazos County Appraisal District - New location is Brazos Place Subdivision, ~12,000 sq. ft.
  • Domino’s Pizza - New location on West Villa Maria

Bryan ISD

  • Davila Middle School – 26,030 sq. ft. addition to existing school building
  • Sul Ross Elementary – Future expansion on existing campus
  • Stephen F Austin Middle School – Future expansion on existing campus
  • Sam Rayburn, Jane Long, Crockett Elementary, Henderson Elementary, Johnson Elementary, Mitchell Elementary - Various classroom additions
  • Rudder – Expansion, parking lot and enclosure of rotunda


  • Camber Villas – Nash St- 22 buildings with 201 units Nash Street and East Villa Maria
  • Springs at University - 10 buildings with 216 units University and 158
  • Sterling Northgate - 54 units in Bryan(wellborn and Natalie Street
  • Hawthorne II - 12 buildings with 169 units (Traditions)
  • Downtown- 500 N Bryan - Multi use development in Downtown, will have retail on ground floor with loft apartments
  • Downtown - 401 N Main- three story,~10,000 retail/office on bottom floor and 26 residential units on 2nd and 3rd floor
  • The Ranch at Turkey Creek - 61 Luxury units on Riverside Parkway
  • The Residences of Oakmont -260 unit luxury apartment complex off Pendleton and Boonville Rd.
  • Broadstone at Traditions - 261 luxury apartment complex off Atlas Pear in Traditions

Residential Development Projects (Current or Recent)

New Phases

  • Edgewater
  • Greenbrier
  • Highland Park
  • Autumn Ridge
  • Green Branch Ridge
  • Austin’s Estates
  • Hope Subdivision
  • Austin’s Colony
  • Traditions
  • Oakmont
  • Sierra Ridge
  • Porter’s Meadow
  • Miramont
  • Stonebrier

Planning Stages (Annexation and Rezoning)

  • Yaupon Trails
  • Rudder Pointe
  • Trefalgar Square (mixed use)

Economic Development

Life / Safety Grant

  • 121 North main (Edge Building) - The property owner requested assistance and has been reimbursed $47,030 for completing the following Life Safety improvements as required by the International Building Code and International Fire Code:
    -- Installation of a fire sprinkler system in all three floors of the structure; and
    -- Installation of an emergency alarm system; and
    -- Installation of a site fire line (water line) for the exterior Fire Department Connection (FDC) and to fuel the sprinkler system
  • 212 North Bryan Avenue - Included in the application are two cost estimates for the required improvements totaling between $149,000 and $151,000. The property owner is requesting $50,000 to help fund the following Life Safety improvements as required by the International Building Code and International Fire Code:
    -- Installation of a fire sprinkler system in both floors of the structure; and
    -- Installation of a 2nd staircase for emergency exit; and
    -- Installation of fire rated windows over neighboring building; and
    -- Installation of an emergency alarm system; and
    -- Installation of fire rated partitions; and
    -- Installation of emergency exit signage
  • 110 South Main Street, The Queen Theatre - Improvements totaling $101,000 and reimbursement of $50,000 for improvements that are required the International Building Code and International Fire Code:
    -- Installation of interior fire escape; and
    -- Installation of exterior fire escape; and
    -- Installation of a fire sprinkler system

Corridor Beautification Partnership - Texas Avenue

  • This matching grant focuses on stimulating redevelopment in one of the City’s most traveled corridors through aesthetic improvements to properties fronting on Texas Avenue. In the grant’s flagship year, nine applicants were awarded funding for a total of $100,217. The two largest recipients are Manuel and Theresa’s School of Hair Design and Buddy’s Appliances. The total potential improvement value from all nine projects is $297,597.

Downtown Improvement Program Grants

  • The Historic Landmark Commission and the City Council approved a total of $97,542 in the following grants:
    -- 420 North Main Street - $61,205
    -- 715 North Main Street - $36,337

Current Economic Development Projects

  • Bowie School
  • Clay Street Townhomes
  • Ranch at Turkey Creek
  • ViaSat
  • BioCorridor
  • Downtown North
  • Texas Triangle Park


Comprehensive Plan (BluePrint 2040)

  • Comprehensive Plan (BluePrint 2040)- On October 25, 2016, following a 15-month planning and public input process, the City of Bryan adopted a new Comprehensive Plan (“BluePrint 2040”). BluePrint 2040 serves as a guide for both current and future Bryan decision-makers. It is a tool that allows the City to anticipate changes and to guide those changes in an effective, orderly manner that is consistent with the desires of the community. The Plan consists of a series of concise chapters that analyze and showcase the community and help formulate a vision for its future: Community Profile, Economy, Education, Health and Wellness, Land Use, Transportation, Community Appearance, Parks/Recreation/Open Space and Trails, and Municipal Services. The final section of Blueprint 2040, Implementation, describes specific ways in which the City of Bryan can move from vision to reality and suggests a prioritized approach to Plan realization describing short-term, mid-term and long-term priorities, as recommended by the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee.

    Blueprint 2040:

    -- has recorded and organized the wishes of the community regarding their vision for the future of Bryan, and translated those aspirations into value statements, goals and action plans to achieve the stated goals
    -- outlines measures to capitalize on the area’s growth potential and new development opportunities and makes suggestions to efficiently plan land uses; and
    -- provides a guide toward decisions for prioritizing and spending public dollars and a rational and reasonable basis for making development decisions in the future.

Planning Excellence Recognition

  • The Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) recognizes cities throughout Texas for planning excellence. The City of Bryan was one of 37 Texas cities that received this recognition in October 2016. Evaluation criteria include the level of training of Planning Commissioners and professional staff, professional qualifications of the planning staff, breadth and currency of master plan components and completion of other planning related projects.

    The program intends to increase community awareness of the importance of planning, recognize planning departments which meet certain professional requirements, recognize planning efforts that have achieved community support, encourage the funding of professional training for Planning Commissioners and staff, and aide economic development and community image.

Adoption of 2015 Edition of the International Code Council’s (ICC) Family of Codes and the 2014 Edition of the National Electrical Code

  • The City of Bryan adopted the 2015 editions of the model building codes maintained by the ICC as well as the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code with local amendments in September 2017. The ICC publishes new editions of the International Codes every three years, and many states and localities have adopted them since the first editions were issued in 2000.

    The City of Bryan had previously adopted the 2009 editions of the International Codes in December 2010 and May 2011, and the 2011 National Electric Code in June 2013. Building and Fire Department staff had been reviewing the new code editions since early 2016, analyzing code requirements changes to the City’s adopted standards and drafting local amendments. City staff distributed information on significant code changes and proposed local amendments to citizens, developers, homebuilders, and contractors from May – August 2017, made information available on the City’s website, held two open house meetings in July 2017, and presented the new codes with local amendments to the City’s Board of Adjustment and Appeals (BAA) which unanimously recommended approving them.

    The new codes:

    -- establish minimum requirements based on nationally recognized standards to protect the health, safety and welfare of people
    -- create safer buildings and communities
    -- provide protection from tragedy caused by fire, structural collapse and general deterioration in homes, schools, businesses, and manufacturing plants
    -- help Bryan stay current with new technology and standards; and
    -- follow suit with other Texas communities, including College Station, and help keep standards consistent and construction cost down by providing uniformity.

Substandard Structure Abatement Program

  • Since 2011, City staff from the Development Services and Fire Departments have been working with the City Council-appointed Building and Standards Commission (BSC) to streamline the substandard structure review process, significantly increasing the number of properties considered, structures condemned, repaired, and removed. Substandard structures are structures that are deteriorating, dilapidated, or decayed to the point of being a hazard to the health and/or welfare of the general public or the occupants of the structure. These structures are then scheduled for consideration by BSC, which can order the repair or demolition of such structures. Having a pro-active dangerous building demolition program helps the community eliminate these health and safety hazards and eyesores from Bryan neighborhoods. Deteriorated structures also have a direct detrimental impact on neighborhood property values and overall living quality and comfort.

    City demolition budget funds are used pay a City contractor to remove condemned structures if the responsible party fails to remove the structure as ordered. In FY17, the BSC considered 50 properties, and condemned 41 structures. The City’s contractor removed of these 21 condemned structures.

Online Permitting Software

  • The City of Bryan is currently working to upgrade the computer software solution supporting the administration of the City’s land use, permitting, and code enforcement functions. The proposed system (TrakIt) will allow developers and citizens a modern, online interface to City services, e.g., online permit applications. This multi-departmental effort (referred to as OP-ICE, which is short for Online Permitting/Inspections/Code Enforcement) was kicked-off in March 2017, following the City Council’s approval of a 5-year contract with SunGard Public Sector (now Superion) in December 2016. Staff from the Development Services Department are assisting in this yearlong process, helping develop key components of the new software through review, input, and feedback as subject matter experts, project team leads, and testers. Go-live for the new system is currently scheduled for early February 2018.

P&Z Subcommittee on stealth dorms

  • In response to citizens’ concerns about by-the-room rental homes in established neighborhoods, the Planning and Zoning Commission formed a subcommittee in January 2017 to study the subject. Since the formation of the subcommittee, 2 public meetings have been conducted, 280+ citizen surveys submitted and multiple stakeholder meetings held by the subcommittee. The subcommittee reviewed each piece of collected input and found that there is not one solution to the issue. The subcommittee continues their efforts and is working on a multi-phase approach to address citizen concerns by lowering the percentage needed to obtain R-NC District zoning, adopting a Neighborhood Overlay District, regulating stealth dorms/detached shared housing through prior approval of a Conditional Use Permit, and considering a Homeowner Improvement Incentive Program.

P&Z Subcommittee on historic districts

  • A joint subcommittee has been appointed consisting of 2 members each of the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) and the Historic Landmark Commission (HLC). The purpose of the group is to study the manner in which historic preservation overlay districts are established. It is the responsibility of the two groups to advise the City Council on matters concerning zoning and historic preservation. The zoning ordinance gives either group the ability to initiate a recommendation to establish a historic preservation overlay district. The subcommittee is charged with reviewing the processes of other cities and gathering information on best practices in an effort to balance the interests of the overall community and private property owners in specific proposed new districts.

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Engineering Services

Capital Improvement Program Delivery

  • Fire Station 2– construction is ongoing with planned completion in Nov 2017
  • West 26th construction – construction underway with planned completion in August 2018.
  • West 28th construction – construction complete (in punch list).
  • Old Hearne Road Ph 2 – construction underway – completes 2018.
  • Old Hearne Road Ph 1 – design and right of way acquisition underway bid 2018.
  • St. Joseph Hospital Area Improvements – construction underway - involved significant utility coordination complete in 2017.
  • 2013 Highway Safety Improvement Program Grant award – construction to begin soon including Finfeather rehab (bike lanes, road diet) and multiple signal replacements (4 of them). TXDoT administration.
  • South College Avenue TAP Grant sidewalks –construction will begin in Nov/Dec 2017.
  • South College Avenue Road reconstruction – construction underway, significant utility coordination for converting overhead to underground utilities. Construction completion in December 2017.
  • Bryan City Cemetery Expansion – construction complete working on punch list items.
  • Bryan Aquatics Center – punch list complete.
  • Williamson Skate Park – complete.
  • Wells Fargo Sewer – construction underway planned completion in 2017.
  • Street Maint Asphalt and Concrete contracts construction underway.
  • 17th Street Culvert – design almost complete.
  • 17th Street Sidewalks – construction to begin soon.
  • Clay street extension – Construction start Sep 2017 complete Dec 2017.
  • MOB Modifications – Construction on hold. Contractor defaulted.
  • E. 23rd Sidewalk and Drainage – construction underway complete October 2017.
  • South Coulter Reconstruction – Design contract negotiations ongoing.
  • Villa Maria and Carter Creek Signal Project- Construction underway planned completion October 2017.
  • Coulter Field Sewer Service- In-house design bidding August 2017.
  • FM158 (Texas Ave to SH6) Design- Award design contract in October 2017.
  • Ice House Parking Lot – design complete - construction in 2017.
  • On-Street Parking in Downtown at Main/23rd – design complete – construction to begin in 2017.
  • Kazmeier Street & Drainage Improvements – design almost complete.
  • Edgewater Park Development – design underway.

Development Related Achievements

  • Edgewater Subdivision infrastructure construction completed for Phase 1 – Phase 2 is underway with another phase starting up (will be 800 new lots on west side).
  • Sienna Phase 5 – final phase of Sienna Subdivision completed.
  • Multiple phases of Greenbrier Subdvision construction completed and others underway.
  • Multiple phases of Austin’s Colony Subdivision completed and others underway.
  • Multiple phases of Traditions completed and others underway.
  • New Phase of Miramont Subdivision.
  • Traditions Hawthorne Apartments.
  • 5 BISD school campuses under construction (Davilla, BHS, Sul Ross, SFA, Rayburn).
  • Nash Street Apartments.
  • North Campus Subdivision off S. College underway.
  • Sterling Northgate Apartments almost completed in Northgate on city limits.
  • Lubrizol expansion in Industrial Park.
  • Hyatt House Hotel and Sleep Inn Hotel under construction, other hotels completed this year.
  • Various commercial locations such as Colony Commercial at Austin’s Colony/Boonville.

Other Accomplishments

  • Developed online Drainage Complaint form – utilized after May storm event – will remain for future submittals to help understand particular drainage concerns. Developed database of these complaints to continue to add to and develop over time.
  • Working through first Buyout Hazard Mitigation Grant for 4 homes that are Severe Repetitive Loss Properties. Currently in appraisal stage and hope to move forward into acquisition stage soon.
  • Implementing ADA Transition Plan improvements including modifications to the Municipal Office Building.

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Facility Services

The Facility Maintenance group provides various levels of maintenance to 26 City buildings and facilities as well as 45 parks and parks buildings. The Department’s responsibilities range from light to moderate remodeling including carpentry, plumbing, painting, HVAC, and lighting, to electronic energy management systems, electronic access/security control systems, playground construction/maintenance, graffiti removal, parks lighting, custodial services, and project design and development. The building and park areas maintained present a very diverse and wide array of maintenance needs.

Major Projects

  • Clara B. Mounce Library elevator modernization.
  • Access controls to the MSC Complex update.

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Fire Department

  • Added nine (9) additional firefighter positions to increase daily staffing levels.
  • Had groundbreaking and began the construction of new Fire Station 2.
  • Updated and replaced technical rescue equipment.
  • Daily staffing levels were increased to maintain four (4) firefighters on every fire apparatus at all times.
  • Hosted regional training event in Bryan on May-Day studies that was attended by over 150 firefighters from many different fire departments across Texas.
  • Purchased new wildfire fire truck and placed in service.
  • Responded to 11,062 calls for emergency services.
  • Established and equipped wildland firefighting team.
  • Presented “Shattered Dreams” program (DWI awareness) at Bryan High School for all Junior and Senior students.
  • Acquired a grant from the National Rifle Association ($3,375) to use toward the purchase of rifles for Deputy Fire Marshals.
  • Several renovation projects completed in existing fire stations.
  • Established joint policies with College Station Fire Department for structure fires.
  • New ambulance, EMS Supervisor, and Battalion Chief vehicles equipped and put in service.
  • Bryan Fire Department 145th anniversary yearbook developed.
  • Completed FEMA reimbursement process for reimbursement from expenses related to tornado in May of 2016 totaling approximately $600,000.
  • Participated in Brazos County Airport disaster drill.
  • Adoption of 2015 International Fire Code.
  • All radios replaced in Mobile Command Post.

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Fiscal Services

Awards and Certifications

  • Received the City of Bryan’s first ever Transparency Star designation for Traditional Finances, an accolade awarded to local governments by State Comptroller Glenn Hegar for going above and beyond in their transparency efforts. Bryan was the 44th Texas municipality to receive the Traditional Finances Transparency Star award in Texas and the first in the Brazos Valley.
  • Received Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for previous year’s budget.

Process Improvements

  • Roll-out of Laserfishe travel authorization form process to all but a few departments.


  • City of Bryan Water & Wastewater debt received a ratings upgrade from S&P from AA- to AA in May 2017
  • Completed 4 major financings in 2016 totaling almost $84 million including:
    -- Issued $4.4 million in Water & Wastewater Revenue bonds in October 2016.
    -- Issued $2.3 million in Water & Wastewater Revenue bonds in October 2016 for Aquifer Storage through the Texas Water Development Board.
    -- Issued $19.9 million in Water & Wastewater Revenue refunding bonds in May 2017. Interest savings of $2.9 million.
    -- Issued $57.2 million in BTU City Revenue and Refunding bonds in July 2017 for a total interest savings of $15.6 million. Refunding was at lowest point in year for interest costs.

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Human Resources

  • We implemented a Sick Leave Donation Pool to assist those employees with a catastrophic illness or injury who had exhausted their own leave for legitimate reasons (did not abuse leave).

    The restoration of a sick leave donation program (after many, many years without one) was well received, resulting in 227 employees donating a total of 2,249 hours.

    Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, we do have one employee who has benefited from this donation pool generously provided by fellow City employees. ‘Giving’ is a wonderful gift and can make all the difference to another person’s life. We hope to continue this program into the future.

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Information Technology

  • Increased fiber connectivity throughout the city – traffic lights, Utility assets, City facilities; provides for more effective and redundant electronic communications.
  • Completed PCI compliance for all City departments – ensuring security of Citizen and Rate-payer information, reducing the exposure to risk/liability.
  • Re-organized the IT department to provide more effective service.
  • Completed the deployment of an internal radio system providing for enhanced communication and worker safety across all departments.
  • Migrated enterprise systems to the cloud, decreasing costs while increasing performance, availability and customer service.

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Bryan+College Station Public Library System

  • The Libraries of the Bryan + College Station Public Library System provide excellent services to the citizens of Brazos County. The Library System continues to seek out innovative services and programs to meet the needs of the citizens of Bryan and College Station. Service improvements and upgrades to buildings have continued throughout the year.
  • Library System staff worked with the City of Bryan Finance and Accounting Department, the City of Bryan IT Department and the College Station IT Department to implement a credit/debit card service to our patrons. The new payment system not only allows patrons to pay fees and fines at the library with a credit or debit card, but also allows payment from Internet enabled devices.
  • The Clara B. Mounce Public Library replaced the original elevator. The project was completed after 2 months of onsite work and is fully compliant with federal ADA requirements. The Mounce Library is currently exploring ADA improvements to restrooms, water fountains, and outdoor accessibility ramps.
  • The City of College Station is close to completion of the plan for the Larry J. Ringer Library expansion project. The city will complete the permitting and bidding process for construction work before the end of 2017. Construction is projected to begin in early 2018. The project should be completed in 18 months and will double the square footage of the library. The new plan features a 200 seat meeting room and an expanded children’s area.
  • The Carnegie History Center has expanded efforts to increase usage and to develop partnerships with other BCS organizations. The Downtown Bryan Association held its weekly meetings at the Carnegie in June 2017. The Carnegie has been open for First Fridays so that more people can view the historical collections and to promote the resources available at the Carnegie, and the success of this and other promotional endeavors is evident in the 16% increase in visits and 28% increase in usage of the library’s materials.
  • The Carnegie developed a partnership with the George Bush Presidential Library. The Bush Library helped Carnegie staff in digitizing maps as the Carnegie moves towards making more of its collections available online.
  • The Libraries continue to be a cornerstone for resources in early childhood development. In FY17, the libraries held more than 250 storytimes attended by more than 13,650 caregivers and children from birth to pre-school age. The libraries also regularly host special storytimes and tours for Head Start children in the fall and spring. The Literacy Starts @ Birth program was presented twice for parents and caregivers, and another two times for area schools and teachers as professional development, reaching more than 200 adults who have a direct impact on early childhood literacy in our community.
  • The Ringer Library developed the SMILE program for special needs kids and their families to have a library time that is devoted to them and in a controlled environment. The library trained a group of exceptional teens to work with these families, and it allows for meaningful, sensitive peer encounters as well as time to play and explore some library services. The feedback from patrons has been overwhelmingly positive.
  • The Mounce Library continues to provide the Play 2 Learn workshops for toddlers and their parents. Three workshops were presented in 2017. These workshops are structured to educate parents on child development and to provide them access to experts in the fields of child development, speech development, gross and fine motor skills, creativity, music and the importance of play in developing language and reading skills.
  • The Library System continues to promote literacy in Brazos County with programs for adults, teens and children.
  • The Ringer Library and the Mounce Library have programs during the school year to assist students who need help with school assignments. These programs are staffed by volunteers supervised by one of the librarians. The goal of the programs are to provide assistance to students during non-school hours.
  • Mounce Library partners with Bryan Independent School District Adult Basic Education program to provide English as a Second Language classes during the spring and fall. Weekly classes for a 3 month period and include instruction at all levels of English proficiency.
  • Ringer Library has a weekly program to help non-English speaking skills through its English Conversation Circle. The ECC gathers persons whose primary language is not English in a safe, nonjudgmental environment to speak together to improve pronunciation, vocabulary, and syntax.
  • The Libraries’ relationships with the community and other organizations continue to thrive. We received $50,634 in grants and donations to support library programs and services this year, which have been very well attended. The 2017 Summer Reading Program for children, teens, and adults not only had 5,135 registrations, but almost 50% completed the program by reading for 30 days. 8,857 people attended more than 37 special programs, 4,640 caregivers and children attended 80 storytimes, and 980 teenagers attended 37 teen programs. The community’s teenagers also volunteered more than 2,900 hours of their time to us through our Teen Job Skills Training Program to man the Summer Reading Program desk. Additionally, more than 30 local businesses participated in programs or donated thousands of coupons for reading incentives.
  • Mounce, Ringer, and Carnegie continue to be positive representatives for our parent organizations. Library staff regularly appear on local radio to promote programs, and the Ringer expansion has also been discussed twice on local news spots. Summer Reading Program events were featured on the front page of the Eagle several times this summer and in several online photo galleries. Mounce and Ringer staff participated in a live remote broadcast with KBTX for National Book Lovers Day.
  • The Libraries welcomed more than 404,000 patrons in FY17 who checked out almost 900,000 items. 5,835 new library patron accounts were created. Overall, the Library System experienced a stable door count between FY16 and FY17, although almost all special programs at the Ringer Library were held outdoors and thus not subjected to the patron count unless they chose to visit after the program. The libraries also experience a fairly stable number of books and media items that were checked out compared to FY16. The visualizations below reflect total numbers of visits and check-outs.
  • FY18 will bring new challenges, and the Library System is confident that we will build upon these accomplishments as we provide equal opportunity access to information, high quality book and multimedia materials, programs, exhibits, and online resources to meet the needs of a diverse community for lifelong learning, cultural enrichment and intellectual stimulation.

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Municipal Court

Staff Accomplishments

  • The Municipal Court Judges heard cases pertaining to the Penal Code, Traffic Code, and Health and Safety Code just to name a few. In addition, the Judges magistrated more than 820 individuals that were arrested on Class C misdemeanors.
  • The Court Administrator maintained certification as a Certified Court Manager from the National Center for State Courts Institute of Court Management. In addition, he met training requirements to maintain Level I and Level II certification through the Texas Court Clerks Association (TCCA) as well as maintaining a Master Peace Officer license through TCOLE.
  • The Deputy Court Administrator as well as 6 Deputy Court Clerks maintained their Level I and Level II certifications through TCCA this past year. The Warrant Technician, Juvenile Case Manager, Community Service Coordinator, and one City Marshal also hold TCCA clerk certifications. All clerks attended regional training to further their professional development and to maintain clerk certification.
  • The City Marshal office had another City Marshal that became certified as a Court Security Specialist through TCOLE. All four Marshals are now certified as Court Security Specialists. One security incident was reported to the Office of Court Administration.
  • As with the clerks of the court, the City Marshals and Judges attended all the necessary trainings to maintain their respective licenses and certifications.

Court Accomplishments

  • Processed over 12,900 new cases and closed over 13,000 cases.
  • Issued over 5,700 warrants due to lack of compliance.
  • Over 5,500 warrants were served with a total value of over $2,679,000.
  • Participated in the statewide Warrant Round-up which cleared 600 warrants valued at over $280,000 in a three-week period.
  • Collected over $2,590,000 in fines and fees of which over $1,907,000 was retained by the City.
  • There were 601 cases (equivalent to 19,904 hours) in which Community Service was granted as an alternate method of satisfying fines and fees.
  • Participated in Texas Municipal Courts Week.
  • Awarded Municipal Traffic Safety Award (Honorable Mention) from the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center.
  • Participated in the OmniBase program which cleared over 2,100 warrants.
  • Court staff scanned over 77,700 documents into Laserfiche for records retention.

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Neighborhood and Youth Services

  • Registered three new neighborhood associations as partners in the City’s Neighborhood Association Partnership Program.
  • Conducted city-wide neighborhood association forum.
  • Provided support to various youth programs and activities.
  • Conducted the first ever Bubba Bean First Down Football camp, which taught not only football skills, but important life skills.
  • Continued swimming lesson program and winter clothing program for youth at risk.
  • Continued to foster communications at the neighborhood level.
  • Assisted Community Development with infill redevelopment projects.
  • Provided support to organizations that serve at risk populations, such as youth at risk, seniors, disabled, etc.
  • Served on literacy council advisory group.
  • Represented City of Bryan at various community events associated with services to at risk populations.
  • Oversaw Big Event cleanup of Castle Heights neighborhood creek.
  • Provided support and resources for Castle Heights neighborhood cleanup.

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Parks and Recreation

Facilities / Parks

  • Williamson Park
    -- Construction of new state-of-the-art skate park.
    -- Construction of new bathrooms and 2 new pavilions.
  • Bryan Aquatic Center renovations
    -- Total renovation of pool shell included:
    -- -- Removal of pool liner.
    -- -- Removal in pool lights.
    -- -- Repair leaking expansion joints.
    -- -- Installed new stainless steel gutter system.
    -- -- Added zero depth entry on Recreation side of pool.
    -- Replaced all pump and filtration equipment.
    -- Refurbished the bulkhead.
    -- Replaced nearly ½ of the concrete pool deck.
    -- Demolished and filled in old baby pool area.
    -- Addition of 3 new LED light poles for overhead pool lighting.
    -- Removal of slide.
    -- Construction of new slide structure that will include 2 flumes (flumes will be 168ft and 171ft long).
  • Nutrabolt Stadium (formerly known as Travis Field – home to the Brazos Valley Bombers and Cavalry)
    -- Installed turf field with lines for baseball play and markers to line for soccer play.
    -- Renovated and repainted grandstands.
    -- Added new bleacher seating.
    -- Installed new ball field lighting.
    -- Installed new fencing.
    -- Installed new scoreboard.
  • Neal Recreation Center floors
    -- Removal of existing floor covering in hallways, restrooms, classrooms and kitchen.
    -- New Crystalline flooring in foyer and hallways, colored flake flooring in restrooms and classrooms and quartz flooring in kitchen.
  • Neal Recreation Center gym curtain
    -- Replacement of gym curtain.
  • Parks Improvement Plan
    -- Continuing making progress on the Parks Improvement Plan.
    -- This is a living document as items are completed, new items are added.
  • New playgrounds at Tiffany, Scurry and Castle Heights.
  • 8 butterfly gardens: Haswell Park, Nash roundabout, Bryan Regional Athletic Center wildflower area, Sims and Bryan Avenue, Camelot Park, Tiffany Park, Park Hudson Trail and Copperfield Park.
  • Lockers at Sadie Thomas Pool.
  • 2 new park developments – Sienna and Edgewater - design plans are in progress.


  • 18% growth for Camp HERO (286 in 2016 vs. 338 in 2017).
  • Offered new programs – Japanese language class, culinary classes, Teams of Tomorrow - Aggieland Pre-K Basketball Program.
  • Games of Texas 2017 participants representing City of Bryan
    -- Swimming: 16 athletes
    -- -- New State record set by Rich Hutchinson for Men’s 40 & over 50 Breaststroke.
    -- -- 4 Gold medalists.
    -- -- 4 Silver medalists.
    -- -- 3 Bronze medalists.
    -- Track: 11 athletes
    -- -- 1 Gold medalist in High Jump.
    -- -- 1 Bronze medalist in Shot Put.
  • Hosted TAAF Region 5 swim meet
  • Hosted 2 Thunderbolt invitational track meets
  • 69% growth in attendance for Drive in Movie (55 cars in 2016 vs. 93 cars in 2017)
  • First place in “Commercial Large Business” category and the Award of Excellence Most Creative and Original Entry in the 2016 BCS Christmas Parade


  • Created new Facility Guide for community.
  • Added 3 new staff positions: Recreation Programmer, Parks Maintenance Technician, and Seasonal Maintenance Technician.
  • Tree Risk Assessment Qualification through International Society of Arboriculture acquired by Marcus Walker.

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Police Department


  • We conducted three Citizen Police Academy classes: English, Spanish, and Junior.
  • We have continued our “Coffee with a Cop” program and also had a “Lunch with LEO Law Enforcement Officer” at Saint Theresa Catholic Church.
  • Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET) continues to communicate with neighborhoods through “”
  • Officers participated in many community events including the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March, Blue Bunny Easter event, National Night Out, and Blue Angel.
  • The Bryan Police Department was selected as a City Award winner by the National Association of Town Watch for its participation in National Night Out 2016. This is the second consecutive year the Bryan Police Department has received recognition for this accomplishment.


  • Body Cameras are in use and utilized by all officers. Policy is in place for their use and for the release of videos via the Open Records requirements.
  • The new Records Management System is making progress and we anticipate implementation in FY 2018.


  • The new firearms range, built in partnership with BVSMA and College Station was completed in 2016 and is fully operational and utilized.
  • The BPD is in the process of seeking approval through TCOLE to open and run our own Basic Police Academy, training our new officer hires.
  • The Regional Mobile Field Force is in place and all Bryan PD officers have been trained in its tactics and procedures.
  • The training unit has conducted nearly 2000 hours of training to include: Active Shooter Level 2, Emergency Vehicle Operations, Defensive Tactics, Firearms, de-escalation and shoot-don’t-shoot scenarios.

Policing Activities

  • The officers of the Bryan Police Department provided professional and effective services for the citizens of Bryan. We responded to over 65,000 calls for service the past year.
  • Our School Resource Officers worked in partnership with the Bryan Independent School District, making sure our schools provide a safe environment for our students.
  • We replaced our retired K9 and trained a new handler.
  • The Bryan Police Department conducted numerous successful investigations during the past years. We made a wide range of arrests ranging from drug possession to violent felonies. We also proactively attacked crime using criminal intelligence and the Compstat process, successfully arresting burglars, tire & rim thieves, robbers, and other felons.

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Public Works Call Center

  • Received 25,551 job orders year to date.
  • Fielded 51,467 calls year to date.
  • Distributed mosquito dunks as part of the COB Mosquito Abatement Program.
  • Assisted in coordinating the Local Area Traffic Management Program.
  • Worked the Texas Reds Festival and Hurricane Harvey response in the Community Emergency Operations Center.
  • Participated in the development of the Online Permitting, Inspection, and Code Enforcement (OP-ICE) modules.

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Risk Management

  • The City of Bryan Employee Health Center was established in March of 2011, and in January of 2016 the City welcomed Bryan Independent School District as a partner. The school district brought an additional 3,500 lives to the clinic operation. Consequently, the Center was relocated to a larger location, increased the number of staff members, and extended hours. Employees and their dependents on the City or school district’s health plan can obtain primary or acute care at the facility. The Center is managed and operated by CHI/St. Joseph Health.

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Solid Waste

  • Purchased and installed 16 DVR camera systems to improve safety and efficiency in collection trucks.
  • Staff participated and volunteered in multiple events such as the Texas Reds Festival, Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days, Brazos Valley Earth Day, Hurricane Harvey response, and other local events.
  • Participated in multiple city wide tire cleanups with Code and Compliance Officers and collected over 2,000 tires.
  • Public Works has submitted and is awaiting approval for a $130,401 cost reimbursement for labor, equipment, and disposal fees associated with the 2016 tornado that impacted Wheeler Ridge
    This includes 36 employees, over 1,000 labor hours, 25 pieces of equipment, and 460 loads to the landfill totaling over 1,100 tons.
  • Repaired and or replaced over 1,000 residential containers.
  • Completed over 120 site distance/tree trimming work orders.
  • Collected and removed over 300 deceased animals in City rights-of-way.
  • Purchased and released solid waste management app for customers “Bryan Waste Works.”
  • Completed simulator driver safety training course through Texas Environmental Training & Compliance (TETC).
  • Recycled over 700 tons of recyclable waste through the City of Bryan Drive-In Recycling Center.

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Streets and Drainage

  • Reclaimed banks from erosion:
    Choctaw, Camelot Park, Neal Bridge and 2500 block of Boonville
  • Cleared several creeks within the rights-of-way to include:
    Park Hudson, Beck St., Thornberry, Bullinger Creek, Austin’s Colony Parkway, Broadmoor, Dean and Silkwood
  • Helped relieve flooding issues by repairing storm drain pipe and box on Lincoln St. and removed buried culverts.
  • Worked with Community Development and the Big Event for Castle Heights Creek and park cleanup.
  • Assisted Community Development in land clearing and dug footprints for houses at 28th Street and Graham.
  • Poured sidewalks, concrete footers, and constructed pad for K9 Enrichment Center at the Bryan Animal Center.
  • Repaired approximately 460 potholes.
  • Facilitated and managed the construction of Castle Heights Pavilion.
  • Utilized interns from Texas A&M to inspect and gather data from all streets within the city:
    Data was then input into our pavement management software, Street Saver, so that it could calculate a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) to help project street maintenance needs.

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  • Submitted Transportation Alternatives Grant Program with TXDOT for various sidewalk and bike improvements in Bryan. Applications are currently being reviewed but the City’s applications made the first cut and are in the final group being considered for funding.
  • Wellborn Road lane reconfiguration was completed providing additional safety and increased intersection throughput by allocated dedicated turn lanes at Wellborn / F&B / Old College intersections.
  • LATM – Local Area Traffic Management Plan –implementing first year of physical improvements from last year’s applicants. Reviewing current applicants for 2017 will recommend this fall to Council projects for consideration. We are doing 1 application round per year and only for speeding mitigation.
  • Signal Replacements – Villa Maria / Carter Creek, Villa Maria / 29th, 29th / Memorial.
  • Signal Timings / coordination – utilized consultant to update timings on signals for major corridors improving progression of traffic thru corridors, saves on idling and improves safety along corridors.
  • Downtown Railroad Quiet Zone Advisory Committee – staff worked with QZAC to prepare and submit our Notice of Intent to the Federal Rail Administration (FRA) which is the first step toward the quiet zone. Pending CIP 5 year program includes funding for improvements. Quiet zone could be established between 2020 and 2022 depending on a number of factors.
  • Regional Thoroughfare Plan – developed through BCS Metropolitan Planning Organization – includes combining arterial roads in both cities with proposed ones throughout the county to create a masterplan of roadway networks for planning horizon of 2050.
  • Installing Fiber Optics to provide faster more reliable connection to communicate with traffic signals, which also provides better platform for Pan, Tilt, Zoom camera installations at key intersections to observe major traffic corridors.
  • Purchased and installed new signal controllers to remedy communication problem with outdated technology on existing controller equipment.
  • Utilizing TACTICS central software allowing remote monitoring and programming of signals.

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Travis B. Bryan Municipal Golf Course

  • Repairs of the golf course continue, including renovations of tees, collars, and approaches.
  • The Zone Shootout has had the largest numbers in recent history with an average of 40+ players per week.

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Water Services

  • Distribution Lines: Replaced distribution lines on Old Hearne, Virginia, and West Virginia. Bid Production and Distribution line extensions along North Texas Avenue.
  • Proactive Valve: Continued proactive valve program.
  • AMI: Completed Automated Meter Infrastructure (AMI). Initiate customer service functionality of Automated Meter Infrastructure (AMI) installation.
  • Fire Flows: Improved fire flows in areas with flows below 1000 gpm.
  • Quality Control: Enhanced water quality control measures.
  • New Valves: Installed strategically placed valves to improve distribution system operation.
  • Image enhancement: Coating of exposed infrastructure.
  • Infrastructure protection: Infrastructure protection – painted 2 MG elevated reservoir (Luza St). new logos.
  • Pump Replacement: Replaced pumps #1 and #5 at Main Street Pump Station.
  • Infrastructure Design: Designed infrastructure along W SH 21 and Hwy 47 to convert Bryan customers from Wellborn SUD.
  • Future Water Supplies: Designed ASR Project.
  • Selling Return Flows: Approved a contract with Galveston County Water Control Improvement District for the purchase of our Groundwater Based Return Flows.

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Wastewater Services

  • Collection Lines: Replaced sewer lines on Virginia and West Virginia. Replaced 15,600 linear feet of sewer pipe by pipe bursting.
  • Public Education: Continued public education outreach efforts.
  • Thompsons Creek: Continued technically based local limits for Thompsons Creek.
  • Proactive Cleaning: Executed proactive cleaning plan – 96 miles.
  • Sewer Line Repair Program: Continued Private Sewer Lateral Repair Program.
  • Burton and Still Creek Basins: Implemented and managed SSO Plan (Burton and Still Creek Basins) that targeted basins 3, 7, 11, and 13.
  • Compliance: Submitted compliance report for SSOI plan through TCEQ. Bid last project of SSOI plan.
  • Grease Traps: Inspected 194 grease traps.
  • Manholes: Rehabilitated 9 manholes.
  • Lift Station Control Panels: Partial replacement of lift station control panels.
  • SH21: Completed the extension of sewer mains and connection of residents and businesses along SH21 east corridor.
  • Treatments Plants: Operated the WWTPs within limitations set by permit.
  • Discharge Permits: Renewed discharge permits for Still Creek and Thompsons Creek WWTP.
  • Traditions: Reclaimed water sent to Traditions to offset use of potable water for irrigation.
  • Burton Creek Stabilization: Stabilized a segment of Burton Creek that was undermining a collection line; replaced the line once the deficiency in the creek bank was corrected.