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MIN MAY 20 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 20,2003 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 20, 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 1:33 p.m. The invocation was said by Reverend Jerry MaGrath,of St.Anthony Cathedral Catholic Church. Councilmember Samuel led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was made by Susan Henderson, City Clerk. Present at the meeting was Mayor Lord,Mayor Pro Tern Ames,Councilmembers Smith, Beaulieu, Cokinos, Samuel and Patterson.Also, present was Kyle Hayes, City Manager; Lane Nichols, City Attorney; Susan Henderson, City Clerk and Betty Braxton, Deputy Clerk. Proclamations, Presentations and Recognitions • Mayor Lord read a Proclamation issued to recognize National Maritime Day on May 22, 2003. The Proclamation was received by Janet Floyd, President of the Seafarers' Association and an employee of the Port of Beaumont. • Mayor Pro Tem Ames read a Proclamation recognizing the month of May 2003 as Foster Care Month. Rhonda O'Neil, from Buckner Children and Family Services, Tracy Rideaux, Foster Care Director in Beaumont, Alice Wilson, Foster Care Supervisor in Port Arthur, and Thad and Corley Smith, from Theraputic Family Life, along with their baby, Haley, received the Proclamation. • Councilmember Cokinos read a Proclamation recognizing the month of May 2003 as Mental Health Month. Jane Bordelon, Executive Director for the Mental Health Association of Jefferson County, Betty Haston and John Davis, Board Members of the Mental Health Association, along with Sherri Burris of MHMR and Scott Quintell with United Way received the Proclamation. • Sandra Womack with the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc., Southeast Texas Chapter#292 invited City Council and the public to attend the annual Memorial Day Celebration Events on Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. for a picnic lunch and at 2:30 p.m. the annual candlelight service will take place. • Councilmember Patterson read a Proclamation recognizing May 18through May24, 2003 as Hurricane Awareness Week. Fire Chief Mickey Bertrand, who is also the Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Beaumont, received the Proclamation. Public Comment: Persons may speak on items listed on the Consent Agenda or on General Business Items No. 8 through No. 11. None CONSENT AGENDA Approval of minutes - Minutes of May 13, 2003 Confirmation of committee appointments - Resolution 03-105 Darla Bell would be appointed to the Airport Advisory Committee. The term would commence May 20,2003 and expire May 19,2005. (Councilmember Bobbie J. Patterson) A) Authorize the granting of a License to Encroach - Resolution No. 03-106 B) Approve a contract for the Summer Food Service Program - Resolution 03-107 Councilmember Cokinos moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, MAYOR PRO TEM AMES, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU, COKINOS, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. GENERAL BUSINESS 1. Consider approving a zone change from A-R (Agricultural-Residential)to RS (Residential Single Family Dwelling) and GC-MD-2 (General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling-2) District for properties extending west and south of Barrington Heights. Minutes-May 20,2003 Page 2 Administration recommended approval and at a Joint Public Hearing held May 12, 2003, the Planning Commission voted 6:0 to approve the zone change from A-R to RS and GC- MD-2 Districts. Councilmember Cokinos moved to approve ORDINANCE 03-037 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 A-R (AGRICULTURAL- RESIDENTIAL)TO RS(RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING) DISTRICT AND GC-MD-2 (GENERAL COMMERCIAL-MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING-2) DISTRICT FOR 185.77 ACRES OF LAND WHICH EXTENDS WEST AND SOUTH OF BARRINGTON HEIGHTS TO THE PROPOSED DELAWARE EXTENSION TO MAJOR DRIVE, BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Councilmember Smith seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD,MAYOR PRO TEM AMES,COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH,BEAULIEU, COKINOS, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. 2. Consider approving a request for a zone change from RCR(Residential Conservation and Revitalization)to GC-MD (General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling) District at 2705 Concord. Administration recommended approval and at a Joint Public Hearing held May 12, 2003, the Planning Commission voted 7:0 to approve a zone change from RCR to GC-MD district at 2705 Concord. Councilmember Cokinos moved to approve ORDINANCE 03-038 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 30 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF BEAUMONT,TEXAS,AND IN PARTICULAR THE BOUNDARIES OFTHEZONING DISTRICTS,AS INDICATED UPON THE ZONING MAP OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS, BY CHANGING THE ZONING OF PROPERTY PRESENTLY ZONED AS RCR (RESIDENTIAL CONSERVATION AND REVITALIZATION) DISTRICT TO GC-MD (GENERAL COMMERCIAL-MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING) DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2705 CONCORD, BEAUMONT, TEXAS, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Councilmember Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD,MAYOR PRO TEM AMES,COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH,BEAULIEU, COKINOS,SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. Minutes-May 20,2003 Page 3 3. Consider approving a request for a zone change from RM-H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling-Highest Density)to GC-MD(General Commercial-Mutiple Family Dwelling)District for property in the 2900 block (even) of San Jacinto Street. Administration recommended approval and at a Joint Public Hearing held May 12, 2003, the Planning Commission voted 8:0 to approve a request for a zone change from RM-H to GC-MD District for property in the 2900 block (even) of San Jacinto Street. Councilmember Smith moved to approve ORDINANCE 03-038 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 PRESENTLYZONED RM-H(RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING-HIGHEST DENSITY) DISTRICT TO GC-MD (GENERAL COMMERCIAL-MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING) DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE 2900 BLOCK (EVEN) OF SAN JACINTO STREET, BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Mayor Pro Tern Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD,MAYOR PROTEMAMES,COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH,BEAULIEU, COKINOS, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. 4. Consider approving a request for a zone change from RM-H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling-Highest Density)and GC-MD (General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling)to LI (Light Industrial) District and a specific use permit to allow a farm equipment and machinery manufacturing facility on property located between Irving and St. Anthony and between McGovern and Schwarner. Administration recommended Council deny these requests because the zone change would constitute spot zoning and a zone change would be detrimental to the revitalization efforts of the surrounding neighborhood. Administration also considered the uses allowed in a LI District by approving the specific use permit would not be compatible with the surrounding residential uses and the newly built Charlton Pollard Park site. At a Joint Public Hearing held May 12, 2003, the Planning Commission voted 6:2 to approve a request for a zone change from RM-H and GC-MD to LI (Light Industrial) District and a specific use permit to allow a farm equipment and machinery manufacturing facility on property located approximately between Irving and St. Anthony and between McGovern and Schwarner. Note: City Attorney Lane Nichols advised Council to vote on the zone change and the request for the specific use permit separately. Minutes-May 20,2003 Page 4 Councilmember Samuel moved to deny a proposed Ordinance 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 AS RM-H (RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING-HIGHEST DENSITY)DISTRICT TO LI(LIGHT INDUSTRIAL)DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT APPROXIMATELY BETWEEN IRVING AND ST. ATHONY AND BETWEEN MCGOVERN AND SCHWARNER, BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Mayor Pro Tern Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD,MAYOR PRO TEM AMES,COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH,BEAULIEU, COKINOS, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. Note: It was not necessary for Council to vote on the requested specific use permit because the requested zone change was denied. 5. Consider approving a specific use permit to allow the expansion of an existing transitional treatment center (halfway house)for offenders at 2495 Gulf Street. Administration recommended approval of the specific use permit request made by the applicant, Thomas J. Sibley, who is proposing to expand the Correctional Systems, Inc. (CSI)facility(halfway house)currently located at 2495 Gulf Street, subject to providing 33 parking spaces as required by the Traffic Manager. At a Joint Public Hearing held May 12, 2003,the Planning Commission voted 6:2 to approve the request for a specific use permit to allow the expansion of the existing transitional treatment center (halfway house) for offenders at 2495 Gulf Street subject to providing 33 parking spaces as required by the Traffic Manager. COuncilmember Samuel moved to approve ORDINANCE No 03-040 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW THE EXPANSION OF AN EXISTING TRANSITIONAL TREATMENT CENTER (HALFWAY HOUSE) FOR OFFENDERS IN A GC-MD (GENERAL COMMERCIAL- MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING) DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2495 GULF STREET IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS, subject to the following conditions: provisions are made to accommodate thirty-three (33) parking spaces as required by the traffic manager and with the explicit directive that the capacity of the facility not exceed 180 resident offenders at a time, that no geographical expansion occur and that quarterly inspections are conducted by City staff to ensure stipulated conditions are maintained. Mayor Pro Tern Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD,MAYOR PRO TEM AMES,COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH,BEAULIEU, COKINOS,SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. Minutes-May 20,2003 Page 5 6. Consider approving a specific use permit to allow an apartment complex in a GC-MD-2 (General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling-2)District for property located east of Major Drive and north of Eagle's Landing Apartments. Administration recommended approval and at a Joint Public Hearing held May 12, 2003, the Planning Commission voted 8:0 to approve a specific use permit to allow an apartment complex in a GC-MD-2 District for property located east of Major Drive and north of Eagle's Landing Apartments. COuncilmember Beaulieu moved to approve ORDINANCE 03-041 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW AN APARTMENT COMPLEX IN A GC-MD-D (GENERAL COMMERCIAL-MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING-2)DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED EAST OF MAJOR DRIVE AND NORTH OF EAGLE'S LANDING APARTMENTS, IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY,TEXAS. Mayor Pro Tern Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD,MAYOR PRO TEM AMES,COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH,BEAULIEU, COKINOS,SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. 7. Consider approving the revocation of a specific use permit to allow a residential care facility (Youth Rescue Mission)in an RM-H(Residential Multiple Family Dwelling-Highest Density) District at 1930 Franklin Street. Administration recommended the approval of revoking a specific use permit that allowed a residential care facility (Youth Rescue Mission) in an RM-H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling-Highest Density) District at 1930 Franklin Street. A specific use permit was approved by City Council in March 2000 subject to eight (8) conditions. Section 30-26 of the Zoning Ordinance allows the revocation or modification of a specific use permit, after notice and hearing, for either of the following reasons: 1. The specific use permit was obtained or extended by fraud or deception; or 2. That one or more of the conditions imposed by the permit has not been met or has been violated. Administration provided information to Council showing numerous criminal activities noted from numerous reports made by the Beaumont Police Department and health code violations substantiated byvarious inspections made bythe Beaumont Health Department. In September 2000, Deloris Davis, owner of the Mission, was notified by the City of Beaumont's Planning Manager of an alleged violation of the specific use permit by having three single men living at the mission as reported to him by the Police Department and Beaumont Crime Stoppers. On August 4, 2002, an inspection made by the Planning Manager discovered four single men living at the facility. On February 17, 2003, the Planning Manager found three single men living at the facility. On April 10, 2003, the Minutes-May 20,2003 Page 6 Planning Manager,two police officers,the Fire Marshall's office and an Entergy employee made an inspection of the Mission and found the following violations of City Ordinance 00- 26: 1. Eight single men not related by blood or marriage to the women and children residing in the facility have been allowed to reside there during April 8-10, 2003. On the night of the inspection, one of those men was arrested for a warrant violation. 2. Facility is not in compliance with all the codes of the City of Beaumont; specifically, the Fire Code, Electrical Code and the Building Code (illegal electrical connection, locked exit door). At a Joint Public Hearing held May 12, 2003, the Planning Commission voted 7:0:1 to approve the revocation of the specific use permit to allow a residential care facility(Youth Rescue Mission)in an RM-H(Residential Multiple Family Dwelling-Highest Density)District at 1930 Franklin Street,with the option of re-application within 12 months provided that all standard requirements are met prior to re-application and with a waiver of the re- application fee. Councilmember Samuel moved thatASPECIFIC USE PERMIT FORTHE YOUTH RESCUE MISSION BE ACTIVELY SUSPENDED FOR NINETY(90)DAYS,DURING WHICH TIME ALL CODE VIOLATIONS ARE SATISFIED, ALL SUPERVISORS OF THE MISSION RECEIVE PROPER TRAINING AND A BOARD OF DIRECTORS BE ESTABLISHED AND AFTER THE SUSPENSION PERIOD, A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT BE GRANTED FORA NINE(9)MONTH PROBATIONARY PERIOD TO ALLOW A RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY (YOUTH RESCUE MISSION) IN AN RM-H (RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING-HIGHEST DENSITY) DISTRICT AT 1930 FRANKLIN STREET,WITH THE EXPRESSED STIPULATION THAT IF ANY CODE VIOLATION(S) OCCUR DURING THIS OVERALL TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD, SUCH VIOLATION(S)COULD BE IMMEDIATE CAUSE FOR REVOCATION OF THE SPECIFIC USE PERMIT. The motion failed for lack of a second. Councilmember Beaulieu then moved to approve ORDINANCE NO. 03-042 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 00-26; REVOKING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW A RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY (YOUTH RESCUE MISSION) IN AN RM-H (RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING-HIGHEST DENSITY) DISTRICT AT 1930 FRANKLIN STREET, WITHOUT THE OPTION OF RE-APPLICATION WITHIN 12 MONTHS AND NO WAIVER OF RE-APPLICATION FEES. Councilmember Smith seconded the motion. Councilmember Patterson then asked Councilmember Beaulieu to amend her motion to: INCLUDE THE OPTION OF RE-APPLICATION WITHIN 12 MONTHS WITH THE STIPULATION THAT ALL CODE VIOLATIONS ARE IN COMPLIANCE AND THAT THE APPLICATION FEE BE PAID IN FULL. Councilmember Beaulieu declined to amend the motion as did Councilmember Smith. Mayor Pro Tern Ames received clarification from City Manager Kyle Hayes that an applicant can reapply for a specific use permit after a twelve (12) month period. Mayor Lord reaffirmed that Council would vote on the motion before Council as seconded with the motion amended to include no stipulation as made by the Planning Commission or by City Council. Minutes-May 20,2003 Page 7 Mayor Lord called for a vote to approve ORDINANCE NO. 03-042 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE NO.00-26; REVOKING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW A RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY (YOUTH RESCUE MISSION) IN A RM-H (RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING- HIGHEST DENSITY)DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1930 FRANKLIN STREET IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT,JEFFERSON COUNTY,TEXAS AYES: MAYOR LORD,MAYOR PRO TEM AMES,COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH,BEAULIEU, COKINOS,SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. 8. Consider a request to abandon a 60'x 140'portion of 14th Street from the north right-of-way line of Pecos Street 140' north to the existing south line of the existing alley. Councilmember Smith moved to approve ORDINANCE 03-043 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE ABANDONING THE 60'x 140'PORTION OF 14T"STREET FROM THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF PECOS STREET 140'NORTH TO THE EXISTING SOUTH LINE OF THE EXISTING ALLEY IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT,JEFFERSON COUNTY,TEXAS. Mayor Pro Tern Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD,MAYOR PRO TEM AMES,COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH,BEAULIEU, COKINOS,SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. 9. Consider approving a contract forthe purchase of sand cement for use in the Public Works Department. Councilmember Smith moved to approve RESOLUTION 03-108 AWARDING A ONE (1) YEAR CONTRACT TO TRANSIT MIX CONCRETE AND MATERIALS CO. FOR PURCHASING SAND CEMENT AT THE FOLLOWING UNIT PRICES:$8.50/TON FOR 1 SACK;$10.25/TON FOR 1-1/2 SACK;$11.50/TON FOR 2 SACK; $13.00/TON FOR 2-1/2 SACK; $14.00/TON FOR 3-1/2 SACK; AND$17.00/TON FOR 4 SACK. Mayor Pro Tern Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD,MAYOR PRO TEM AMES,COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH,BEAULIEU, COKINOS,SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. Minutes-May 20,2003 Page 8 10. Consider approving a contract for grounds maintenance at nine city parks. Councilmember Beaulieu moved to approve RESOLUTION 03-109 AWARDING A THREE (3) YEAR CONTRACT TO TOMAHAWK LAWN SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF$1,452.31 PER CUTTING FOR NINE(9)CITY PARKS FOR AN ESTIMATED ANNUAL TOTAL OF$60,997.02. Mayor Pro Tem Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD,MAYOR PRO TEM AMES,COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH,BEAULIEU, COKINOS, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. 11. Consider approving the purchase of personal computers for use in various city departments. Councilmember Smith moved to approve RESOLUTION 03-1 10 APPROVING THE PURCHASE OF TWENTY-SIX (26) PERSONAL COMPUTERS FOR $1,737.95 EACH AND SEVEN (7) PERSONAL COMPUTERS FOR $1,480.95 EACH FROM GATEWAY COMPANIES, INC. OF NORTH SIOUX CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA. Mayor Pro Tern Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD,MAYOR PRO TEM AMES,COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH,BEAULIEU, COKINOS,SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED. COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS: COUNCILMEMBER SMITH - NONE COUNCILMEMBER BEAULIEU - NONE COUNCILMEMBER COKINOS - NONE MAYOR PRO TEM AMES - NONE COUNCILMEMBER SAMUEL announced a Ward III Neighborhood Association meeting would be held on Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 6:30 p.m. at the Elmo Willard Library. Councilmember Samuel also requested to have the first Charter review workshop of Articles I and I I on Tuesday, May 27, 2003. He asked that the next review workshop be scheduled for Tuesday, June 2, 2003 to discuss Article III, which concerns the city's election process of Councilmembers and their terms. Councilmember Samuel asked City Manager Kyle Hayes to set a workshop for Tuesday, June 10, 2003 to discuss the MLK Commission. Minutes-May 20,2003 Page 9 CouNCiLMEMBER PATrERSON reported that the Statewide 2003 Leadership Conference for the Texas Association of Mayors and County Committee for People with Disabilities that was held on Saturday, May 17, 2003 at the Holiday Inn Plaza was well organized as well as a success. Councilmember Patterson also announced that a Ward IV Town Hall meeting would be held later that Tuesday evening at the L. L. Melton YMCA at 7:00 p.m. Mayor Lord reminded the public they can participate in the City Charter Review with their comments or suggestions. She also reminded City department heads to submit concerns or suggestions to Council during the upcoming Charter review workshops. Public Comments (Persons are limited to three minutes) Jerry Whittington 2164 Cable Beaumont, TX Mr. Whittington asked Council to review the feasability of placing flashing lights with an attached sign on busy streets warning drivers to watch for persons on motorized wheelchairs. He stated his mother-in-law was almost hit while crossing over East Lucas as she attempted to go to the grocery store. He also thanked Council and City staff for the signs placed in his neighborhood preventing 18 wheeler trucks from traveling through the community. A. B. Marks 2109 Popular Beaumont, TX President of the Charlton Pollard Neighborhood Association Mr. Marks thanked Mayor Lord and Council for their action against the requests of Modern Manufacturing Inc. Sandi Saulsbury 212 West Trout Kirbyville, TX Mrs. Saulsbury told Council she was a missionary on the streets and woods of Beaumont to help prostitutes, drug and alcohol addicts, as well as the homeless. She asked Council to tell her where she would bring the homeless when she finds them on the street. Roland Davis 535 McGovern Beaumont, TX Mr. Davis wanted to know if Modern Manufacturing, Inc. had committed a crime. He lives in the back of the company and did not understand the outcry against the company since no crime had been committed. John DeJean 585 Schwarner Beaumont, TX Mr. DeJean thanked Council forthe action taken againstthe zoning and special use permit requests made by Modern Manufacturing, Inc. He was concerned about the safety of the neighborhood children. Minutes-May 20,2003 Page 10 Allen Lee 5095 Maddox Beaumont, TX Mr. Lee expressed his disagreement with the Council's decision to revoke the special use permit of the Youth Rescue Mission. Joe Clark 910 23`d Street Beaumont, TX Mr. Clark expressed his support for Modern Manufacturing, Inc., and its employees. He expressed his concern that the company and other companies would move from Beaumont. Kattina Fulfer 1930 Franklin Beaumont, TX Ms. Fulfer offered her support for the Youth Rescue Mission and for the director, Deloris Davis. William Procter 4340 Westridge Beaumont, TX Mr. Procter asked Council to work on issues to keep our youth off the streets and out of the justice system. He also asked Council to help Spindletop MHMR because of proposed State cuts to their budget. LeRoy Lewis, III 7866 Gladys Beaumont, TX Mr. Lewis thanked the Rogers Brothers for the many donations made to various causes over the years. He reported a dilapidated house to Councilmember Patterson at 2425 Hegele Street. Mr. Lewis thanked Hal Guillory for the work he does with the homeless of Beaumont. He also thanked Kim Chretian, Director of the L. L. Melton YMCA for the work currently in progress at the Melton YMCA. Timothy Gill 1930 Franklin Beaumont, TX Mr. Gill stated he was a resident of the Youth Rescue Mission. He thanked Councilmember Samuel for his attempt to help the Mission stay open. Robert Preston 1190 Iowa Beaumont, TX Mr. Preston expressed his disagreement with the action taken by Council to revoke the special use permit of the Youth Rescue Mission. Minutes-May 20,2003 Page 11 Jim Chavis 810 Devillenue Beaumont, TX Mr. Chavis thanked Council for the denying the requests made by Modern Manufacturing, Inc. Faye Latique 1930 Franklin Beaumont, TX Ms. Latique thanked the director and residents of the Youth Rescue Mission for the help afforded her the past year. Roderick Bluiett 3125 N. 10th Beaumont, TX Supervisor, Modern Manufacturing, Inc. Mr. Bluiett told Council the company, as well as residents of the Charlton Pollard Neighborhood Association, did not know comments would not be received before Council voted on the requests made by Modern Manufacturing, Inc. He expressed the company's desire to re-apply and work with the community to address their many concerns. Roberto Flores 2425 Buchanan Beaumont, TX Mr. Flores expressed his agreement with the decision made by Council to revoke the Youth Rescue Mission's special use permit. Mr. Flores asked Council to consider installing a traffic light at the corner of Avenue A and College. He was concerned about increased traffic occurring at this intersection because of the opening of the new Family Dollar Store. Orain Tubbs 1901 Tilson Beaumont, TX Manager, Modern Manufacturing, Inc. Mr. Tubbs expressed his disappointment with Council's decision to deny the requests made by Modern Manufacturing, Inc. He expressed his desire to continue to work with the Charlton Pollard Neighborhood to improve and beautify the community, as well as to continue to employ neighborhood residents. Benny Mendoza 5655 S. Kenneth Beaumont, TX Mr. Mendoza told Council the College Corridor Neighborhood Association was not in favor of placing a traffic light at Avenue A and College because of the traffic flowing up the underpass from the Martin Luther King Parkway. Minutes-May 20,2003 Page 12 Archie Gamble 2388 St. Anthony Beaumont, TX Mr. Gamble thanked Council for the decision made to deny the requests made by Modern Manufacturing, Inc. He told Council he was concerned for the safety of the neighborhood children. Hope Harris 1930 Franklin Beaumont, TX Ms. Harris expressed her concern as to where she would live once the Youth Rescue Mission closed. Lacy Curl 1930 Franklin Beaumont, TX Ms. Curl expressed her disagreement with the decision made by Council to revoke theYouth Rescue Mission's special use permit. Toni Prados 1090 Avenue H Beaumont, TX Mrs. Prados told Council that the residents around the Youth Rescue Mission had tried to get help the past few years to regulate the activities around the Youth Rescue Mission. She expressed her concern for the plight of the homeless but stated her support to Council for the decision made to revoke the Mission's permit. Mrs. Prados told Council that as President of the College Street Corridor Neighborhood Association she was expressing the Association's position against placing a traffic light at the intersection of Avenue A and College Street. Cynthia Williams 1885 Franklin Beaumont, TX Mrs. Williams expressed her agreement with the decision made by Council to revoke the Youth Rescue Mission's special use permit. She also stated many of the residents of the surrounding community have asked for help to monitor the activities within the Mission. Matthew Davis 1930 Franklin Beaumont, TX Mr. Davis stated his disagreement to Council for the decision made to revoke the permit of the Youth Rescue Mission. Mr. Davis pointed out that the drug and prostitution activity once rampart in the surrounding community had decreased since the Mission opened. Minutes-May 20,2003 Page 13 Deloris Davis P. O. Box 653 Beaumont, TX Director, Youth Rescue Mission Mrs. Davis expressed her disagreement with Council's decision to revoke the Youth Rescue Mission's special use permit. Mrs. Davis stated she would continue to be the Director of the Youth Rescue Mission and would continue to help the plight of the City's homeless. Mrs. Davis stated if the City did not provide a place for the residents of the Mission she would drop the residents at the homes of Councilmembers. Audio and video tapes are available upon request in the City Clerk's Office. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 3:55 p.m. vt� Mayor Eveloi Lord wir- W acs Susan Henderson, City Clerk