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MIN MAR 05 1985 REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD MARCH 5, 1985 BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont, Texas, met in regular session this the 5th day of March, 1985, with the following present: HONORABLE: William E. Neild Mayor Joseph D. Deshotel Councilman At Large G. Wayne Turner Councilman At Large Mike Brumley Councilman, Ward II Audwin Samuel Councilman, Ward III David W. Moore Councilman, Ward IV Absent: Nell Pruitt Weisbach Councilman Ward I Karl Nollenberger City Manager Tyrone Cooper Asst. City Attorney Myrtle Corgey City Clerk -000- The Invocation was given by the Reverend E. J. Rhodes, West Baptist Tabernacle. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Brumley. -000- One proclamation was issued: "Kelly Services Week in Beaumont" - March 11-17, 1985. -000- The following Consent Agenda items were considered: Approval of the Minutes of the regular City Council sessions held February 19 and 26, 1985; Resolution 85-68 appointing Geraldine Randolph to the Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, term expiring September 30, 1986; Ordinance No. 85-26 repealing Sections 21-74 and 21-75 of the Code of Ordinances, dealing with positions and pay in the Police and Fire Departments was considered: -39- March 5, 1985 ORDINANCE NO. 85-26 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 21 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT BY REPEALING SECTIONS 21-74 AND 21-75; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR REPEAL. and Resolution 85-69 authorizing execution of a contract with Schaumburg & Polk for engineering services relating to the 1984 Arterial Sidewalk Program and the 1985 Sidewalk Program at a fee not to exceed $86,000.00. The Consent Agenda was approved on a motion made by Councilman Deshotel and seconded by Councilman Moore. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- An ordinance changing the zoning from RM-H (Residential Multiple Family- Iligh Density) to PUD (Planned Unit Development) on a 6-acre tract at 6395-6515 Highway 105 (requested by Johnny Conn, prospective buyer for two phases of retail/fast food and one phase of mini-warehouses) was considered: AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 30 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS AND IN PARTICULAR THE BOUNDARIES OF THE ZONING DISTRI`CTS AS INDICATED UPON THE ZONING MAP OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS, BY CHANGING THE ZONING FROM RM-H (RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE FAMILY-HIGH DENSITY DISTRICT) TO PUD (PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT) ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 6395-6515 STATE HIGHWAY 105; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Councilman Turner made a motion to deny the ordinance; motion was seconded by Councilman Deshotel. Question: Ayes: Mayor Neild Nayes: Councilman Councilman Deshotel Brumley Councilman Turner Councilman Samuel Councilman Moore -000- Resolution 85-70 adopting the amended Historic Preservation Guidelines was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumley and seconded by Councilman Moore. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -40- March 5, 1985 Resolution 85-71 expressing Council's intent to reduce the tax rate for fiscal year 1986 from the proposed $0.81 rate to $0.72 per $100.00 valuation was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumley and seconded by Councilman Samuel. Question: Ayes: All. Nayes: None -000- Resolution 85-72 authorizing execution of a contract with Government Innovators, Inc. for a pilot program for a mechanized refuse system for residential refuse pickup for two (2) 20 cubic yard packer bodies and 1,700 90 to 100 gallon size refuse containers was approved on a motion made by Councilman Samuel and seconded by Councilman Turner. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 85-73 authorizing purchase of Parcel 6 (993.0 square feet out of Noah Tevis Survey) from Beaumont Independent School District at $2,050.00; Parcel 11 (500.0 square feet out of Lot 97, Block 9, B. D. Crary Addition from Janette Hayles at $3,238.00; Parcel 15 (1,000 square feet out of Lot 145, Block 13, B. D. Crary Addition) from Legare H. Bethea Estate at $3,000.00; Parcel 21 (750.0 square feet out of Lot 187, Block 16, B. D. Crary Addition) from Carl W. Gillespie at $20,977.00 and Parcel 28 (6,062.973 square feet out of David Brown Survey) from College Street Corporation at $39,366.00 for the College Street TIP Project was approved on a motion made by Councilman Moore and seconded by Councilman Brumley. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 85-74 authorizing purchase of 172 effluent weirs for use at the Water Reclamation Plant from Industrial Power and Rubber, Inc. of Sulphur, Louisiana at $22,989.22 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Moore and seconded by Councilman Brumley. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 85-75 authorizing purchase of a remote console radio for the Police Department from Trinity Communications at $19,305.00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Moore and seconded by Councilman Deshotel. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- -41- March 5, 1985 Resolution 85-76 awarding a contract with Lockwood, Andrews & Newman, Inc. at $51,500.00 to provide professional transportation planning services for the Liberty/Laurel Corridor Study (Phase III, between Eleventh Street and Phelan Boulevard which will require interaction with Interstate Highway 10 and the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation) was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumley and seconded by Councilman Turner. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- A resolution endorsing Senate Bill 490 - Housing Authorities - was considered. After a brief discussion with Council members expressing concern for possible conflicts of interest occurring if tenants are given places on Housing Boards governing their places of residence, it was decided to defer action until more information is received. °000- Councilman Samuel mentioned requests by citizens for night meetings with City Council and asked that a Workshop discussion be held next week to determine the feasibility for these meetings. -000- Mr. Samuel White, 515 E. Gill, addressed Council to complain about the poor condition of streets and drainage in his area: E. Gill, Jeanette, Vestal and LaSalle and to request neighborhood meetings with City Council for more input into priorities of citizens. Mrs. Mable Jefferson, 3150 Taliaferro, addressed Council to complain about the poor condition of Taliaferro and to again request sidewalks on Taliaferro from Martin School to Fletcher. Mrs. Laura Tevis, 6180 Navajo Trail, addressed Council in opposition to any zoning change which would change the nature of her area from residential. Mr. Roberto Flores, 2425 Buchanan, addressed Council to request that citizens know what the results will be before the proposed tax cut is made. -000- Mayor Neild called an Executive Session pursuant to Section II of the Texas Open Meetings Act. -000- There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. -000- '42- March 5 Q8 S I, 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 March 5, 1985. Myrtle Corgey City Clerk