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MIN FEB 12 1985 REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD FEBRUARY 12, 1985 BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont, Texas, met in regular session this the 12th day of February, 1985, with the following present: HONORABLE: William E. Neild Mayor Joseph D. Deshotel Councilman At Large G. Wayne Turner Councilman At Large. Nell Pruitt Weisbach Councilman, Ward I Mike Brumley Councilman, Ward II Audwin Samuel Councilman, Ward III David W. Moore Councilman, Ward IV Karl Nollenberger City Manager Hugh Earnest Asst. City Manager Lane Nichols City Attorney Myrtle Corgey City Clerk -000- The Invocation was given by the Reverend Will Stambaugh, Beaumont International Seamen's Center. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Neild. -000- Three proclamations were issued: "Beaumont Sales Month" - February, 1985; "Liberty Love Day in Beaumont" - February 14, 1985; and "National Engineers Week in Beaumont" - February 17-23, 1985. Mayor Neild recognized Susanne Nichols, Co-Chairman of the newly formed Child Abuse Task Force. -000- The following Consent Agenda items were considered: Approval of the Minutes of the regular City Council session held February 5, 1985; Resolution 85-43 reappointing Glen Haines to the Airport Advisory Commission, term expiring May 31, 1986 and appointing Thelma Nobel to the Clean Community Commission, term expiring August 30, 1986; Resolution 85-44 authorizing purchase of thirteen (13) various trees and shrubs including Live Oak trees, oleanders, crapemyrtle trees, Loblolly pines and San Augustine sod for the Parks and Recreation Department for the Civic Center and boulevards throughout the City from Garden Center of Beaumont at $3,397.50; -26- February 12, 1985 Ordinance No. 85-17 establishing salary benefits for the City Manager: ORDINANCE NO. 85-17 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE COMPEN- SATION AND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT OF THE CITE' MANAGER AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Resolution 85-45 authorizing purchase and installation of carpet in the Police Department's Administration offices from Porter's of Beaumont at $3,822.30; and Resolution 85-46 authorizing purchase of Parcel No. 12 (1,000 square feet out of Lot 97, Block 9, B. D. Crary Addition) from Jack H. Riley and Jack W. Riley at $1,908.00 and Parcel No. 13 (480 square feet out of Lot 102, Block 9, B. D. Crary Addition) from Jack H. Riley and Jack W. Riley at $15,392.00 for the College Street TIP Project. The Consent Agenda was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumley and seconded by Councilman Deshotel. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- The third and final reading of Ordinance No. 85-18 amending the franchise with Liberty Tele-Communications, Inc. was held: ORDINANCE NO. 85-18 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE FRANCHISE GRANTED TO BEAUMONT CABLEVISION, INC. , PREDECESSOR OF LIBERTY T. V. CABLE, INC. , ON NOVEMBER 25, 1975, BY INCREASING THE PAYMENTS TO BE MADE THEREUNDER; BY EXTENDING THE TERM THEREOF; AND BY REMOVING CITY REGULATORY CONTROL OF RATES. The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Councilman Turner and seconded by Councilman Moore. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 85-47 adopting the Minority Business Enterprise Policy was approved on .a motion made by Councilman Moore and seconded by Councilman Deshotel. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 85-48 cancelling the contract with ARA Services, Inc. was approved on a motion made by Councilman Deshotel and seconded by Councilman Samuel. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -27- February 12, 1985 Resolution 85-49 authorizing execution of a contract with Sol Wisenberg Agency for Property Coverage (Fire, Extended Coverage, Vandalism, Malicious Mischief, Data Processing and Valuable Papers) from Home Insurance at $130,288.00 total premium and Boiler & Machinery Coverage from Hartford Steam Boiler at $4,573.00 annual premium was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumley and seconded by Councilman Samuel. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 85-50 authorizing purchase of a mechanized lateral file for use in the Municipal Court office from NB Business Systems,Inc. at $11,990.00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Moore and seconded by Councilman Weisbach. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 85-51 authorizing purchase of 750 gallons of MSMA at $6,712.50 from Helena Chemical Company and 300 gallons of Roundup, 40 gallons of Nalco-Trol I and 20 gallons of Nalco-Trol II at $25,149.00 from Southern Mill Creek Products, Inc. of Tampa Florida was approved on a motion made by Councilman Samuel and seconded by Councilman Weisbach. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None Mr. Frank Johnson, 1830 Brooklyn, addressed Council to request an extension of time for two dilapidated structures located at 873 Powell and 879 Powell. Mr. John Green, representative of ARA Services, addressed Council to express concerns for termination of the contract for fleet maintenance. Mr. Jack Kennedy, 1040 Avenue E, Nederland, Texas, addressed Council to request assistance to those of the 8,000 workers making application for jobs on the postal service construction project who received tickets. Mr. Walter Keneson, 4045 Rockwell, addressed Council to speak on many issues: opportunity for citizens to address Council before action is taken on an item; night City Council meetings; in opposition to a paid lobbyist in Austin; and in opposition to salary increase for the City Manager. Mr. Judas Paredez, 2915 San Jacinto, addressed Council in opposition for the paid lobbyist in Austin for the 1% sales tax increase. -000- Mayor Neild called an Executive Session, pursuant to Section II of the Texas Open Meetings Act, to be held immediately following the City Council Workshop Session. -000- There being no further business, the meeting was recessed before continuing with the City Council Workshop Session. -28- February 12, 1985 1, Myrtle Corgey, City Clerk of the City of Beaumont, 'Texas, certify that the above is a true copy of the Minutes of the regular City Council session held February 12, 1985 Myrtle Corgey City Clerk. -29- February 12, 1985