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MIN APR 16 1985 REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT a' HELD APRIL 16, 1985 BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont, Texas, met in regular session held this 16th day of April, 1985, witih the following present: HONORABLE: William E. Neild Mayor 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 Absent: Joseph D. Deshotel Councilman At Large Karl Nollenberger City Manager Hugh Earnest Asst. City Manager Lane Nichols City Attorney Myrtle Corgey City Clerk -000- The Invocation , was given by Father Stratman, pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Neild. -000- Several proclamations were issued: "Christmas in April Week in Beaumont" - April 20-27, 1985; "Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship Festival Weekend in Beaumont" - April 20 & 21, 1985; "Professional Secretaries Week in Beaumont" - April 21-27, 1985 & "Professional Secretaries Day in Beaumont" - April 24, 1985; "Fair Housing Month in Beaumont" - April, 1985; "Coin Week in Beaumont" - April 21-27, 1985; "Shrine News Day in Beaumont" - April 20, 1985 & a proclamation proclaiming "a day of recognition for James C. Leggett" - April 16, 1985. -000- The following Consent Agenda items were considered: Approval of the Minutes of the special and regular City Council sessions held April 9, 1985; Resolution 85-107 authorizing purchase of 50,000 traffic citations for Municipal Court from Moore Business Forms; and Resolution 85-108 authorizing City Manager Karl Nollenberger and Police Chief John Swan as the official signatories for the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program. -88- April 16, 1985 The Consent Agenda was approved on a motion made by Councilman Moore and seconded by Councilman Turner. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Ordinance No. 85-45 granting a Specific Use Permit to convert existing condominiums to professional offices at 6321-6325 Calder (requested by John Felton) was considered: ORDINANCE NO. 85-45 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE ISSUING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO CONVERT EXISTING CONDOMINIUMS TO PROFESSIONAL OFFICES ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 6321-6325 CALDER. The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumley and seconded by Councilman Weisbach. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 85-109 authorizing an annual contract for the purchase of approximately 220 tons of liquid chlorine for use by the Water Production Plant at $281.00 per ton from Jones Chemicals, Inc. was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumley and seconded by Councilman Moore. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 85-110 authorizing an annual contract for the purchase of 2500 tons Hot Mix/Cold Laid Asphalt materials at $32.00 per ton and Hot Mix/Hot Laid Asphalt materials at $31.50 for use by the Street Division from Keown Supply was approved on a motion made by Councilman Turner and seconded by Councilman Weisbach. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 85-111 retaining Vinson & Elkins as bond counsel on the issuance of $7.4 million water and sewer system certificates of obligation was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumley and seconded by Councilman Moore. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- -89- April 16, 1985 Resolution 85-112 accepting the School Sidewalk Program as complete and authorizing final payment of $6,725.85 to Petro-Tex Construction Company (locations of the sidewalks are Fannin Street, east of Eighth Street; Florida from Park to Elba; Peyton from Sallie Curtis School to Parsons; Last Lucas from Concord to Helbig; Usan from Sarah Street south 300 feet; Fannett Road from Fourth Street to Edmonds; Magnolia from Lucas to Leight Street; Longfellow from Gladys to Harrison and Corley Street from Eleventh Street to Houston - total cost of project $131,489.92, $2,401.29 or 1.9% overrun due to actual quantities of materials used) was approved on a motion made by Councilman Samuel and seconded by Councilman Turner. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 85-113 authorizing execution of a license agreement to Jerry and Margaret Courville to occupy that portion of Harrison and Mariposa Street right-of-way on which their commercial building is located at a one time license fee of $500.00 (frame building on concrete slab encroaches approximately 1.7 feet x 21.0 feet on Harrison and 1 foot x 38.5 feet with a 4.0 foot x 30 foot canopy on Mariposa) was approved on a motion made by Councilman Samuel and seconded by Councilman Weisbach. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Councilman Brumley addressed Council to report that an individual, whose name he could not remember, had contacted him to report a bank account containing $50,000 (from water utility payments made by citizens at various banks made by citizens at various banks where this convenience is offered). Councilman Brumley stated that his inquiry into this matter resulted in a memo from the City Manager revealing that $609,000 remained in banks not drawing interest, resulting in a $9,000 loss in interest payments. The City Manager stated that it was a temporary oversight by employees in the Finance Department and covered a period of time from November 1984 to present, and further stated that corrective measures had been taken to resolve the matter and that in the future these utility accounts would be swept and placed where the money would draw interest. Councilman Brumley asked that a complete inventory of all accounts the City may have, anywhere in the City, be made to assure either a zero balance or that all the money be transferred over into First City Bank to get overnight repo interest. -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- -90- April 16, 1985 Mrs. Jessie Cooper, 446 Georgetown, addressed City Council to express her concern for the reduction in the scope of the Mental Health Mental Retardation contract for litter pickup in the City and the persons employed under that program and urged reconsideration of action taken last week to reduce the contract. Mr. Glen Butler, 3522 Washington Boulevard, addressed Council to complain about poor drainage on Washington Boulevard between 4th and 11th Streets. -000- There being no further business, the meeting was recessed before continuing with the City Council Workshop Session. -000- -, 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 April 16, 1985. -000- -91- April 16, 1985