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MIN APRIL 15 2003 M I N U T E S - CITY OF BEAUMONT Lulu L. Smith, Mayor Pro Tern EVELYN M. LORD, MAYOR Guy N. Goodson Andrew P. Cokinos CITY COUNCIL MEETING Becky Ames Bobbie J. Patterson April 15,2003 Audwin Samuel Lane Nichols, City Attorney Kyle Hayes, City Manager Susan Henderson, City Clerk The City Council of the City of Beaumont, Texas, met in a regular session on April 15, 2003, at the City Hall Council Chambers, 801 Main Street, Beaumont, Texas, at 1:30 p.m. to consider the following: OPENING Invocation Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call Presentations, Recognition and Proclamations Public Comment: Persons may speak on scheduled agenda items Consent Agenda Mayor Evelyn Lord called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. Leora Wagliardo, Associate Pastor of Cathedral in the Pines, led the invocation. Councilmember Audwin Samuel led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was made by Susan Henderson, City Clerk. Present at the meeting were: Mayor Lord, Mayor Pro Tern Smith, Councilmembers Cokinos, Samuel and Patterson.Also, present was Kyle Hayes,City Manager; Lane Nichols, City Attorney; Susan Henderson, City Clerk. Councilmember Becky Ames arrived at the meeting at 1:36 p.m. Councilmember Guy Goodson arrived at the meeting at 1:45 p.m. Proclamations, Presentations and Recognitions None Public Comment: Persons may speak on items listed on the Consent Agenda or on General Business Items No. 1 through No. 3. Pete De La Cruz, Director 2210 Eastex Freeway Beaumont, TX 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Mr. De La Cruz addressed Council on Item A of the Consent Agenda. Mr. De La Cruz asked Council to consider approving a Resolution stating that City Council will work with legislative representatives in support of protecting all funds generated for 9-1-1 service, to promote the return of all funding generated from 9-1-1 service fees to the region and supporting funding requests for planning, improvements, technologies, and enhancements of 9-1-1 services. He explained to Council that current fees for the emergency service are held in a dedicated fund by the State. The funds are not being fully reimbursed to the South East Texas Planning Commission, the organization responsible for the regional operations of the 9-1-1 service. CONSENT AGENDA Approval of minutes - Minutes of April 8, 2003 were approved with one correction: Correction:Tyrone Cooper,Assistant City Attorney was present at the April 8,2003 Council meeting. Draft copy reflected Lane Nichols, City Attorney present at the meeting. Confirmation of committee appointments - Resolution 03-077 Gene Landry would be appointed to the Drug Free Beaumont Commission. The current term would commence April 15,2003 and expire April 14,2005. (Councilmember Bobbie J. Patterson) Lynda Kay Makin would be appointed to the Planning Commission. The current term would commence April 15, 2003 and expire April 14, 2005. (Mayor Evelyn M. Lord) Mel Wright would be reappointed to the Convention and Tourism Advisory Committee. The current term would expire March 24, 2005. (Councilmember Becky Ames) Frank Messina would be reappointed to the Convention and Tourism Advisory Committee. The current term would expire February 15, 2005. (Mayor Evelyn M. Lord) A) Approve a resolution supporting the funding of the regional 9-1-1 program - Resolution No. 03-078 Councilmember Cokinos moved to approve the Consent Agenda noting the correction to be made to the April 8, 2003 City Council meeting. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS COKINOS, AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. Minutes -April 15,2003 Page 2 GENERAL BUSINESS 1. Consider amending Ordinance No. 02-056 relating to the structure located at 1177 Caldwell. Councilmember Samuel moved to approve ORDINANCE 02-056 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 02-056 TO REMOVE THE STRUCTURE LOCATED AT 1177 CALDWELL FROM SECTIONS 1 AND 3 AND ORDER THAT THE OWNER OF THE STRUCTURE AT 1177 CALDWELL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER INTO A WORK PROGRAM TO REHABILITATE THE PROPERTY WITHIN 120 DAYS OLD; PROVIDING FORSEVERABILITY;PROVIDING FORREPEALAND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Councilmember Patterson seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS COKINOS, AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. 2. Consider approving the purchase of two dump trucks for use in the Streets and Drainage Division. Councilmember Cokinos moved to approve Resolution 03-079 authorizing the purchase of two (2) 2003 International Model 7600 cab and chassis equipped with fourteen (14) cubic yard dump bodies from International Trucks of Houston in the amount of $170,670.50. Mayor Pro Tern Smith seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD,MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH,COUNCILMEMBERS COKINOS,AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. 3. Consider approving a contract for grounds maintenance of M.L.K. Parkway. Mayor Pro Tern Smith moved to approve a contract with Lightfoot Enterprises, Inc. for furnishing grounds maintenance services on M.L.K. Parkway in the amount of$2130.00 per mowing cycle. Councilmember Becky Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD,MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH,COUNCILMEMBERS COKINOS,AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. Minutes -April 15,2003 Page 3 WORK SESSION A workshop was conducted by Janett Blunt, Interim Housing and Grants Coordinator, to review the 2003 Public Services/Public Facilities& Improvements and Emergency Shelter Grant applications along with Administration and CDAC (Community Development Advisory Committee) recommendations. The workshop was also held to have Council make allocations on the 2003 Action Plan to adopt the Final 2003 Action Plan of the Consolidated Block Grant Program which is due to HUD by May 15, 2003. AUDIO AND VISUAL TAPES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST IN THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE. 4. Consider allocations relating to the 2003 Public Services/Public Facilities& Improvements and Emergency Shelter Grant requests. Council decided to approve allocations by how the 2003 Consolidated Block Grant Program Applications are numbered on the Public Services/Emergency Shelter Line Item Recommendation Sheet that is attached hereto and made apart of as Exhibit "A." The approved allocations were done in groups or individually as follows: Councilmember Samuel moved to approve the allocations made by the Community Development Advisory Committee and agreed upon by Administration as follows: Recommendation from: Organization CDAC Administration No. 1 BEAUMONT COMMUNITY HOUSING DEV CORP 0.00 0.00 No. 2 BEAUMONT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY 0.00 0.00 No. 3 BEAUMONT HERITAGE SOCIETY/ JOHN JAY FRENCH MUSEUM (1) 0.00 0.00 No.4 BEAUMONT HOUSING AUTHORITY (1) 0.00 0.00 No. 5 BEAUMONT HOUSING AUTHORITY (2) 0.00 0.00 No. 8 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY/ DREF FOUNDATION 0.00 0.00 No. 10 IEA-INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE,ACHIEVE 2700.00 2700.00 No. 11 LUCAS ELEMENTARY 0.00 0.00 No. 12 NUTRITION AND SERVICES FOR SENIORS 10,593.00 10,593.00 No. 18 BEAUMONT HERITAGE SOCIETY/ JOHN JAY FRENCH MUSEUM (2) 1314.00 1314.00 NO. 19 BEAUMONT METROPOLITAN YMCA/ L.L. MELTON YMCA 0.00 0.00 No. 21 BUCKNER CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES 6000.00 6000.00 No. 23 LIFESHARE BLOOD CENTERS 0.00 0.00 No. 25 SCHLESINGER HEALTHCARE CENTERS 20,000.00 20,000.00 Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. Minutes -April 15,2003 Page 4 AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS GOODSON, COKINOS,AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. Councilmember Patterson moved to approve the line item allocation recommended by the Administration for No.6, BEAUMONT METROPOLITAN YMCA/L.L. MELTON YMCA IN THE AMOUNT OF$18,461.00. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS GOODSON, COKINOS,AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. Councilmember Patterson moved to approve the line litem allocation recommended by the Administration for No. 7, BEAUMONT POLICE ACTIVITIES LEAGUE IN THE AMOUNT OF $0.00. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS GOODSON, COKINOS,AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. Councilmember Samuel moved to approve the line item allocation recommended by the CDAC for No. 9, 1 HAVE A DREAM PROGRAM IN THE AMOUNT OF $2940.00. Councilmember Patterson seconded the motion. AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBER GOODSON AND COKINOS AND AMES MOTION FAILED. Minutes -April 15,2003 Page 5 Councilmember Ames moved to approve the line item allocation recommended by the Administration for No. 9, 1 HAVE A DREAM PROGRAM IN THE AMOUNT OF $4800.00. Councilmember Goodson seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS GOODSON, COKINOS,AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. Councilmember Samuel moved to approve the line item allocation recommended by Administration for No. 13, SOUTHEAST TEXAS FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER IN THE AMOUNT OF $5820.00. Councilmember Goodson seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS GOODSON, COKINOS,AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. Mayor Pro Tern Smith moved to approve the line item allocation recommended by Administration for No. 14, SPINDLETOP MHMR IN THE AMOUNT OF $0.00. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS GOODSON, COKINOS,AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. Councilmember Samuel moved to approve the line item allocation recommended by Administration for No. 15, STONE WAY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP IN THE AMOUNT OF $1000.00. Councilmember Patterson seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS GOODSON, COKINOS,AMES,SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. Minutes -April 15,2003 Page 6 AT THIS POINT, COUNCIL CONSIDERED FUNDING A LLOCATIONS FOR THE APPLICANTS WHO REQUESTED FUNDS UNDER THE PUBLIC FACILITIES & IMPROVEMENTS CATEGORY OF THE 2003 CONSOLIDATED BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM. Councilmember Goodson moved to approve the line item allocation recommended by the Administration for No. 16,THE ART STUDIO IN THE AMOUNT OF$10.800.00. Mayor Pro Tern Smith seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS GOODSON, COKINOS,AMES,SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. Councilmember Patterson moved to approve the line item allocation recommended by the Administration for No. 17, BEAUMONT COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER IN THE AMOUNT OF $10.000.00. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS GOODSON, COKINOS,AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. Councilmember Ames moved to approve the line item allocation recommended by the Administration for No. 20, BOY'S HAVEN OF AMERICA IN THE AMOUNT OF$19,912.00. Mayor Pro Tern Smith seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS GOODSON, COKINOS,AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. Minutes -April 15,2003 Page 7 Councilmember Goodson moved to approve the line item allocation recommended by the Administration for No.22,CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF BEAUMONT IN THE AMOUNT OF$18,6000.00. Mayor Pro Tern Smith seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNICLMEMMBERS GOODSON, COKINOS,AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. Councilmember Samuel moved to approve the line item allocation recommended by the Administration for No. 24, QUANTUM OMEGA STAR, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,000.00. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS GOODSON, COKINOS,AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. Councilmember Samuel moved to approve the line item allocation recommended by the Administration for No.26,YOUTH RESCUE MISSION IN THE AMOUNT OF$0.00. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS GOODSON, COKINOS,AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. COUNCIL THEN BEGAN TO CONSIDER ALLOCATING FUNDING FOR APPLICANTS WHO APPLIED UNDER THE EMERGENCY SHELTER REQUESTS CATEGORY OF THE 2003 CONSOLIDATED BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM. Minutes -April 15,2003 Page 8 Councilmember Goodson moved to approve the line item allocations recommended by the Administration for No. 27, FAMILY SERVICES OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS IN THE AMOUNT OF $18,470.00, No.28,THE SALVATION ARMY IN THE AMOUNT OF$20.000.00 AND NO. 29,SOME OTHER PLACE/HENRY'S PLACE IN THE AMOUNT OF $43,530.00. Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS GOODSON, COKINOS,AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. AUDIO AND VISUAL TAPES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE. EXECUTIVE SESSION Mayor Lord announced that immediately following the close of City Council meeting Councilmembers would reconvene for Executive Session to: • Consider matters related to contemplated or pending litigation in accordance with Section 551.071 of the Government Code: Youth Rescue Mission COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS: MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH ANNOUNCED THAT AN ART EXHIBIT BY JOHN ALEXANDER, WHO WAS REARED IN BEAUMONT,WAS CURRENTLY ON VIEW AT THE ART MUSEUM. MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH NOTED THE EXHIBIT DEMONSTRATED 35 YEARS OF MR. ALEXANDER'S OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC ABILITIES COUNCILMEMBER GOODSON - NONE COUNCILMEMBER COKINOS - NONE COUNCILMEMBER AMES - NONE COUNCILMEMBER SAMUEL ANNOUNCED A MEETING WOULD BE HELD FOR ALL WARD III NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS ON APRIL 24,2003 AT 6:00 P.M. AT THE ELMO WILLARD LIBRARY. HE ALSO ANNOUNCED A PARK DEDICATION WOULD BE HELD ON APRIL 25,2003 AT 11:00 A.M.FOR THE NEW CHARLTON POLLARD PARK AT THE NEW SITE. COUNCILMEMBER SAMUEL REMINDED THE PUBLIC THE 5T" ANNUAL FAIR HOUSING CONFERENCE WOULD BE HELD AT THE CIVIC CENTER ON APRIL 21 THROUGH APRIL 22,2003 FROM 8 A.M. UNTIL 4 P.M. HE NOTED THAT ALL INTERESTED PERSONS MUST CONTACT THE CITY'S HOUSING DEPARTMENT TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE. Minutes -April 15,2003 Page 9 COUNCILMEMBER PATTERSON - NONE Mayor Lord reminded the public to look forward to the upcoming activities associated with the Neches River Festival, as well as other area events being held in April and May. Public Comments (Persons are limited to three minutes) Bill Procter 4340 Westridge Beaumont, TX Mr. Procter invited each Councilmember and the general public to the Wildwood Sports Day for People with Disabilities to be held on May 17, 2003 from 9 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in Wildwood, Texas. Mayor Lord interjected that this event is an extension of the Regional Conference of People with Disabilities that will be held in the City of Beaumont. LeRoy Lewis III 7866 Gladys Beaumont, TX Mr. Lewis asked Council to consider organizing a Mardi Gras celebration for the Cityof Beaumont. He also asked Council to consider having City staff place additional street signs directing traffic to the Crockett Street Entertainment area. Mr. Lewis asked Council to resurface Washington Boulevard and reported busted curbs along the Boulevard. He also reported citing a dilapidated structure on Major Drive next to Amelia Elementary School. He stated the grass and weeds around this structure are in violation of the City's Weed Ordinance. Mr. Lewis reported citing junk automobiles at the old rice dryer at Major and McLean. Audio and video tapes are available upon request in the City Clerk's Office. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 2:50 p.m. \-,, . A Mayor EvelA Lord Susan Hende son, City Clerk Minutes -April 15,2003 Page 10