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MIN MAY 6 2003 M I N U T E S - CITY OF BEAUMONT Lulu L. Smith, Mayor Pro Tern EVELYN M. LORD, MAYOR Nancy A. Beaulieu Andrew P. Cokinos CITY COUNCIL MEETING Becky Ames Bobbie J. Patterson May 6,2003 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 May 6, 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 1:32 p.m. City Attorney Lane Nichols led the invocation. Mayor Pro Tern Smith 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, Ames, Samuel and Patterson. Also, present was Kyle Hayes, City Manager; Lane Nichols, City Attorney; Susan Henderson, City Clerk and Betty Braxton, Deputy Clerk. Councilmember Guy Goodson was absent from the meeting. Councilmember Goodson was in trial in Orange County, Texas. ELECTION OF WARD COUNCILMEMBERS • An Ordinance canvassing the results of the May 3, 2003 City General Election: City Manager Kyle Hayes read portions of the Ordinance canvassing the results of the May 3, 2003 General Election. The Ordinance named the four (4) Ward Councilmembers elected to serve on Beaumont City Council. Their names, number of votes cast and the percentage of votes each of them received are as follows: Ward I Lulu Lafait Smith 1036 Votes or 59.37% Ward 11 Nancy Aileen Beaulieu 1181 Votes or 50.91% Ward III Audwin Millard Samuel 490 Votes or 67.77% Ward IV Bobbie Patterson 388 Votes or 100.00% Councilmember Cokinos moved to approve ORDINANCE 03-030 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE CANVASSING THE RETURNS OF THE GENERAL ELECTION HELD IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT ON THE 3RD DAY OF MAY 2003, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING FOUR WARD COUNCILMEMBERS; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD,MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH,COUNCILMEMBERS COKINOS, AMES,SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. • ADMINISTRATION OF THE OATH OF OFFICE: Mayor Lord announced that each elected Councilmember would be administered the Oath of Office by the City Magistrates and then assume their respective position in the following order: Chief Magistrate James D. McNicholas administered the Oath of Office to Ward I Councilmember Lulu Smith. Councilmember Smith offered these words: "I want to thank each and everyone of you that worked on my campaign. I am so grateful to you and I think we will have a great two years. I see that this has brought my husband out. He is sitting on the second row. We have to give him credit that he holds the fort down at home a lot while I'm away. I thank you all very much." Chief Magistrate James D. McNicholas administered the Oath of Office to Ward II Councilmember Nancy Beaulieu. Councilmember Beaulieu offered her appreciation as follows: "This was the best experience I have had in a long time of learning how valuable and wonderful my friends are. I made a lot of new friends in the process. I am looking forward to seeing Beaumont grow and prosper because of the great people who live here. Thank you all for being here today and sharing in this moment with me and special thanks to Mr. Larry." Magistrate Theodore Johns administered the Oath of Office to Ward III Councilmember Audwin Samuel. Councilmember Samuel expressed his appreciation in this manner: First I thank God forthis day. I have been truly blessed and I am thanking Him for His spirit. I thank all the citizens of Beaumont and Ward III for their continued support and for giving me another opportunity to serve them as their City representative. I am thankful for my community, that they supported me in light of the vicious attacks that were made against my integrity, my character. I am thankful that there is a God above who continues to let His light shine in the midst of the darkness. I will continue to serve you with honesty, in truth and in fairness. I will continue to do and be, to the best of my ability, the best representative I can be. I thank God for each one of you. May God bless Beaumont, Ward III and each one of you. Thank you." Minutes -May 6,2003 Page 2 Magistrate Craig Lively administered the Oath of Office to Ward IV Councilmember Bobbie Patterson. Councilmember Patterson expressed her gratitude with the following words: "First I want to thank God. I want to thank all of the voters for their vote of confidence in me to put me in office again unopposed. It was a different experience, but it was a well and long awaited experience. I will continue to serve all of the constituents in the City of Beaumont with honesty, integrity and offer you fair and honest government. I want to thank all of you. I will continue to serve you to the best of my ability." Mayor Lord gave the following remarks: "Let me at this time thank the judges. It's very nice for the public to have an opportunity to see our three fine judges from Municipal Court. We are very proud of them all, Chief Judge McNicholas, Judge Johns and our new one, Judge Lively. We are very pleased and proud to have them serve us as well they do, as each of you did a fine job for us today. I again, congratulate on behalf of Council all of the newly elected and re-elected Councilmembers. We are very pleased with them. We also want to thank all of those who took the time and the effort to come out and run. There were many good candidates in the field this time and it was a fortunate thing to have a good choice that we did have. It's wonderful to see democracy in action and working so successfully." • Recess: Mayor Lord called a ten (10) minute recess that all present could attend a reception held in the lobby for the newly elected Ward Councilmembers. Mayor Lord reconvened Council Meeting at 2:11 p.m. Proclamations, Presentations and Recognitions • Councilmember Patterson read a Proclamation issued by Mayor Lord recognizing May 11 through May 18, 2003 as National Transportation Week. Robert Ferguson received the Proclamation on behalf of the Sabine District Transportation Club. • Councilmember Beaulieu read a Proclamation recognizing Saturday, May 10,2003 as Southeast Texas Community Development Corporation, Inc. Day. Al Price, founder and Executive Director of Southeast Texas Community Development Corporation, Inc. received the Proclamation. Mr. Price extended another invitation to each Councilmember to the ground breaking ceremony at the former Dick Dowling School site on Friday, May 9, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. The ground breaking ceremony will mark the beginning of construction for ten (10) new homes for low/moderate income families. He also extended an invitation to each Councilmember to attend a banquet on May 10, 2003 honoring first time homeowners who have been helped by the Southeast Texas Community Development Corporation, Inc. Minutes -May 6,2003 Page 3 • Mayor Lord read a Proclamation recognizing Saturday, May 10, 2003 as Letter Carrier's Food Drive Day. Fahmee AI-Uqdah, Customer Relations Coordinatorwith the United States Postal Service, Dana Milton, a Letter Carrier with the U.S. Postal Service and Emily Irving, Director of the Southeast Texas Food Bank, received the Proclamation. • Mayor Lord read a Proclamation recognizing Jerry LeVias, a native of Beaumont. Mr. LeVias was an outstanding football player, establishing a distinguished football career with the National Football League from the mid 1960's until the late 1970's. Jerry LeVias received the Proclamation. Public Comment: Persons may speak on items listed on the Consent Agenda or on General Business Items No. 7 through No. 11. None CONSENT AGENDA Approval of minutes - Minutes of April 22, 2003 Confirmation of committee appointments A) Approve a resolution accepting maintenance of the street, storm sewer, water and sanitary sewer improvements in West Chase Village, Section Two Subdivision - Resolution No. 03-088 B) Approve a resolution accepting maintenance of the street, storm sewer, water and sanitary sewer improvements in Deerfield Phase One Subdivision-Resolution 03- 089 C) Approve a resolution authorizing the acceptance of a water line easement providing access for fire prevention services - Resolution 03-090 D) Approve an agreement for sponsorship of the City's July 4th Celebration, now referred to as "The Texas Liberty Fest" - Resolution 03-091 Councilmember Beaulieu asked Council to vote on the Consent Agenda without including Item "D" in order that she abstain from voting on that particular item. Councilmember Cokinos moved to approve THE CONSENT AGENDA EXCLUDING ITEM"D"OF THE CONSENT AGENDA. Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU, COKINOS,AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE Minutes -May 6,2003 Page 4 MOTION PASSED. Councilmember Cokinos moved to approve Item "D" of the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD,MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH,COUNCILMEMBERS COKINOS,AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON ABSTENTION: COUNCILMEMBER BEAULIEU NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. EXECUTIVE SESSION Mayor Lord announced that immediately following the close of City Council meeting Councilmembers would reconvene for Executive Sesstion to: • Consider matters related to contemplated or pending litigation in accordance with Section 551.071 of the Government Code: Claim of Raymond Morris GENERAL BUSINESS 1. Consider approving a request for a zone change from RM-H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling-Highest Density) to RCR (Residential Conservation and Revitalization) District and a specific use permit to allow the expansion of an existing grocery store at 4700-10 Steelton. Administration recommended approval and at a Joint Public Hearing with City Council held April 21, 2003, the Planning Commission voted 8:0 to approve the request for a zone change from RM-H to RCR and a specific use permit to allow the expansion of an existing grocery store at 4700-10 Steelton with a modification to the landscaping/screening requirements along the north and east property lines. Note: City Attorney Lane Nichols advised Council to vote separately on the zone change and the specific use permit. Councilmember Samuel moved to approve ORDINANCE 03-031 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 30 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF BEAUMONT,TEXAS,AND IN PARTICULAR THE BOUNDARIES OF THE ZONING DISTRICTS,AS INDICATED UPON THE ZONING MAP OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS, BY CHANGING THE ZONING OF PROPERTY PRESENTLY ZONED RM-H (RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING-HIGHEST DENSITY) DISTRICT TO RCR(RESIDENTIAL CONSERVATION Minutes -May 6,2003 Page 5 AND REVITALIZATION) DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 4700-10 STEELTON, BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Councilmember Cokinos seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU, COKINOS,AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. Mayor Pro Tern Smith then moved to approve ORDINANCE 03-032 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW THE EXPANSION OF AN EXISTING GROCERY STORE IN AN RCR (RESIDENTIAL CONSERVATION AND REVITALIZATION) DISTRICT LOCATED AT 4700-10 STEELTON IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU, COKINOS,AMES,SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. 2. Consider approving a request for a zone change from RS (Residential Single Family Dwelling) to RM-H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling-Highest Density) District and a specific use permit for an acupuncture clinic at 4215 Folsom Drive. Councilmember Samuel requested Council to defer action on this Agenda Item for one(1) week. He stated he was making the request on behalf of Helen Zhou,the property owner. Councilmember Ames also stated she had spoken with Mrs. Zhou and was aware of the many efforts made by Mrs. Zhou to open her clinic. Councilmember Ames stated she hoped Mrs. Zhou would be able to find another location as she agreed with the Administration that her request would be spot zoning, but that she too supported deferring the item for a week. Council did decide to defer this Agenda Item for a period of one (1) week. 3. Consider approving a request for a zone change from RM-H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling-Highest Density)to RCR(Residential Conservation and Revitalization)Districtfor property in the 1000 block(even)of Alabama, 1000 block of Georgia, 1000 block of Iowa, 1100 block (even) of Iowa, 1000-1100 blocks of Oregon, 1000-1100 blocks of Vermont, 1000 block (odd) of Florida and 4900-5100 blocks of Cochran. Minutes -May 6,2003 Page 6 Administration recommended approval and at a Joint Public Hearing with City Council held April 21,2003,the Planning Commission voted 7:1 to approve a request for a zone change from RM-H to RCR for property in the 1000 block (even) of Alabama, 1000 block of Georgia, 1000 block of Iowa, 1100 block (even) of Iowa, 1000-1100 blocks of Oregon, 1000-1100 blocks of Vermont, 1000 block (odd) of Florida and 4900-5100 blocks of Cochran. Councilmember Patterson moved to approve ORDINANCE 03-033 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 30 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF BEAUMONT,TEXAS,AND IN PARTICULAR THE BOUNDARIES OF THE ZONING DISTRICTS,AS INDICATED UPON THE ZONING MAP OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS,BY CHANGING THE ZONING OF PROPERTY PRESENTLY ZONED RM-H(RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING-HIGHEST DENSITY) DISTRICT TO RCR (RESIDENTIAL CONSERVATION AND REVITALIZATION)DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY IN THE 1000 BLOCK(EVEN)OF ALABAMA,1000 BLOCK OF GEORGIA, 1000 BLOCK OF IOWA, 1100 BLOCK (EVEN) OF IOWA, 1000-1100 BLOCKS OF OREGON, 1000-1100 BLOCKS OF VERMONT, 1000 BLOCK (ODD) OF FLORIDA AND 4900-5100 BLOCKS OF COCHRAN, BEAUMONT,JEFFERSON COUNTY,TEXAS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU, COKINOS,AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON WAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. 4. Consider approving a request for a zone change from LI (Light Industrial) to RS (Residential Single Family Dwelling) District for property at 1700 Chambless. Administration recommended approval and at a Joint Public Hearing with City Council held April 21,2003,the Planning Commission voted 8:0 to approve a request for a zone change from LI (Light Industrial)to RS (Residential Single Family Dwelling) District for property at 1700 Chambless. Councilmember Patterson moved to approve ORDINANCE 03-034 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 30 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF BEAUMONT,TEXAS,AND IN PARTICULAR THE BOUNDARIES OF THE ZONING DISTRICTS,AS INDICATED UPON THE ZONING MAP OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS, BY CHANGING THE ZONING OF PROPERTY PRESENTLY ZONED LI (LIGHT INDUSTRIAL) DISTRICT TO RS (RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING) DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1700 CHAMBLESS, BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. Minutes -May 6,2003 Page 7 AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU, COKINOS,AMES,SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. 5. Consider approving a request to rezone the Old Charlton Pollard School site from RM-H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling-Highest Density) to LI (Light Industrial) District. Administration recommended approval and at a Joint Public Hearing with City Council held April 21, 2003, the Planning Commission voted 7:0:1 to approve a request to rezone the Old Charlton Pollard School site from RM-H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling-Highest Density) to LI (Light Industrial) District. Councilmember Cokinos moved to approve ORDINANCE No 03-035 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 30 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF BEAUMONT,TEXAS,AND IN PARTICULAR THE BOUNDARIES OF THE ZONING DISTRICTS,AS INDICATED UPON THE ZONING MAP OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS,BY CHANGING THE ZONING OF PROPERTY PRESENTLY ZONED RM-H(RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING-HIGHEST DENSITY) TO LI (LIGHT INDUSTRIAL) DISTRICT. Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU, COKINOS,AMES,SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. 6. Consider approving a request for amendment to Section 30-38 (a) and (b), Section 2-31 (a) and (b) and Section 2-33, Code of Ordinances. Administration recommended approval and at a Joint Public Hearing with City Council held April 21, 2003, the Planning Commission voted 8:0 to approve a request for amendments to Section 30-38 (a) and (b), Section 2-31 (a) and (b) and Section 2-33, Code of Ordinances. Mayor Pro Tern Smith moved to approve ORDINANCE 03-036 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 2,SECTION 2-31,PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION—CREATED;MEMBERS; VACANCIES; COMPENSATION; SECTION 2-33, SAME—ORGANIZATION, MEETINGS. AND CHAPTER 30, SECTION 30-38, PLANNING COMMISSION, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL;AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. Minutes -May 6,2003 Page 8 AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU, COKINOS,AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. 7. Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute the renewal of a lease agreement with Lee Parking, L.L.C. for contract parking services. Mayor Pro Tern Smith moved to approve RESOLUTION 03-092 AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGERTO EXECUTE THE RENEWAL OF THE LEASE AGREEMENT WITH LEE PARKING,L.L.C.FOR CONTRACT PARKING SERVICES ON CITY-OWNED LOTS, FOR A TWO-YEAR TERM COMMENCING ON MAY 1,2003 AND ENDING APRIL 30, 2005. Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU, COKINOS,AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. 8. Consider approving a resolution authorizing the award of a contract for construction of the Downtown Improvements Orleans Street (Crockett to Wall Street) Interlocking Concrete Brick Pavers Project. Councilmember Ames moved to approve RESOLUTION 03-093 AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE DOWNTOWN IMPROVEMENTS ORLEANS STREET (CROCKETT TO WALL STREET) INTERLOCKING CONCRETE BRICK PAVERS IN THE AMOUNT OF $929,258.71 TO ALLCO, LTD CONTRACTOR. Councilmember Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU, COKINOS,AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. 9. Consider approving the purchase of a primary windstorm insurance policy. Councilmember Ames moved to approve RESOLUTION 03-094 AUTHORIZING THE RENEWAL F A PRIMARY WINDSTORM INSURANCE POLICY FROM TEXAS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE INTERGOVERNMENTAL RISK POOL IN THE AMOUNT OF$130,150.00 WITH AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF MAY 1, 2003. Councilmember Beaulieu seconded the motion. Minutes -May 6,2003 Page 9 AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU, COKINOS,AMES,SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. 10. Consider approving a one(1)year contract for the purchase of fire hydrants and meter box lids for use in the Water Utilities Division. Councilmember Patterson moved to approve RESOLUTION 03-095 AWARDING AONE(1)YEAR CONTRACT FOR PURCHASING FIRE HYDRANTS AND METER BOX LIDS TO GOLDEN TRIANGLE PIPE AND SUPPLY AS REFLECTED IN THE ATTACHED BID TABULATION. Mayor Pro Tern Smith seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU, COKINOS,AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. 11. Consider a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract for the Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation of Small Diameter Mains Contract-VIII. Councilmember Ames moved to approve RESOLUTION 03-096 AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGERTO EXECUTE A CONTRACT FOR THE SANITARY SEWER REHABILITATION DIAMETER MAINS CONTRACT-VIII. Mayor Pro Tern Smith seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU, COKINOS,AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS: MAYOR PRO TEM SMITH: "I would like to welcome Nancy to our council. I know we will have fun. I have worked with you a lot over the past years, so I am looking forward to continue working with you." Minutes -May 6,2003 Page 10 COUNCILMEMBER BEAULIEU: "Thank you all for making me feel so welcomed. I extend my congratulations to you have comeback for another term. Thank you for wanting to do that. It is important that we have some continuity. I am particular looking forward to learning the many things that I don't yet know about how this government works. I look forward to making a valid contribution. Thank you." COUNCILMEMBER COKINOS - NONE COUNCILMEMBER AMES: "I would like to take this opportunity to personally congratulate our incumbents that won re-election, Lulu, Audwin and Bobbie and also to welcome you, Nancy, to the Council. We look forward to working with you very much. I have had a good relationship with you and I know it will continue." COUNCILMEMBER SAMUEL - NONE COUNCILMEMBER PATTERSON: "I too want to congratulate my fellow cohorts and welcome Nancy aboard." Mayor Lord: "I certainly echo the sentiments that have been expressed. You are indeed welcomed Nancy and the rest of you are indeed congratulated." Mayor Lord went on to report that she had the opportunity on Saturday, May 3, 2003 to drive her car onto Cape Rise, a ship that has docked at the Port of Beaumont quite frequently. A representative from the U. S. Department of Transportation was present to award the seaman on board the Maritime Expeditionary Medal. Mayor Lord stated other ships were also docked at the Port to be loaded with various supplies and equipment. She reported that the Port of Beaumont was to be praised for the fine job being performed and that the crew of those ships docked expressed high remarks about the employees and efficiency of the Port. Mayor Lord also stated she attended the grand opening ceremony for the newly constructed Beaumont Federal Telco Credit Union on Dowlen Road on May 6, 2003. Mayor Lord was proud of the number of people who also attended. She stated she was most proud because the Credit Union's administration expressed their sincere appreciation to Mr. Maddox and Mr. Don Burrell, employees of the City of Beaumont. Mayor Lord said the administration was quite pleased with the extensive help and cooperation rendered by Mr. Maddox and Mr. Burrell, and spoke quite highly of each of them. Public Comments (Persons are limited to three minutes) Alice Ramsey 3440 Goliad Beaumont, TX Mrs. Ramsey congratulated the newly elected and re-elected Ward Councilmembers. She expressed her gratitude to Councilmember Patterson for the improvements being made in Ward IV. She asked each Councilmember to consider the needs of each Ward when making decisions. Minutes -May 6,2003 Page 11 ATTACHED BID TABULATION FOR AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 10 GOLDEN TRIANGLE PIPE COBURN SUPPLY HUGHES SUPPLY RURAL PIPE BEAUMONT,.—T—X BEAUMONT TX LUFKIN, TX JASPER TX I Es Description Unit Total Unit Total Unit Total Unit Total FIRE HYDRANT BURY 100 Fire Hydrant American Flo Control B-84-B 3'6"bury $849,50 $84,950.00 N/B N/B $901.72 $90,172.00 MANUFACTURER BID: American Flo Control American Flo Control METER BOXES 300 #37T cast iron(read-lid,flip-top type)lid for#37 marked wa $9.65 $2,895.00 $10.36 $99.97 $14.77 $4,431.00 $21.00 $6,300.00 concrete meter box American made 80 #65 cast iron meter box Ed 2 piece,marked water. $18.40 $1,472.00 $19.57 $360.09 $-29.73 $2,378.40 $2,400.0-0 600 Cast iron top marked sewer or water for#37 meter box with $11.75 $7,050.00 $12.61 $148.17 $17.98 $10,788.00 $21.00 $12,600.00 protective coating. Imports acceptable MANUFACTURER BID: Southern Meter Southern Meter Southern Meter Accui�_ Total-Meter Boxes $11,417.00 $608.23 $17,50-7.40 T $21,300.00 William Procter 4340 Westridge Lane Beaumont, TX Mr. Procter also congratulated the Ward Councilmembers elected on May 3, 2003. He also asked Council to consider allowing the Beaumont Transit to operate for the celebrations being planned for the fourth of July. Mayor Lord interjected that she would share information with Mr. Procter after Council meeting was over. Benny Mendoza 5655 S. Kenneth Beaumont, TX Mr. Mendoza also congratulated those Councilmembers elected on May 3,2003. He also expressed his appreciation to the Council for their hard work to serve the citizens of Beaumont. Audio and video tapes are available upon request in the City Clerk's Office. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 3:05 p.m. Mayor Evelyn Iord sui aj[4 Susan Hend rson, City Clerk Page 12