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MIN JUN 11 1985 REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD JUNE llr 1985 - 5:30 P.M. BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont, Texas, met in regular session this the 11th day of June, 1985, with 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 the Reverend William Fehl, pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Neild. -000- The following Consent Agenda items were considered.- Approval of the Minutes of the regular City Council sessions held May 28, 1985 and June 4, 1985; Resolution 85-160 authorizing purchase of 10 ,000 prisoner history forms and 10F000 medical attention reports for use by the Police Department from Action Business Forms of Beaumont, Texas at $1 ,536 .90; Resolution 85-161 awarding a bid for demolition and removal of a structure at 1409 Liberty to La'Fayette Spivey, Jr. , at $2000.00; Resolution 85-162 authorizing an annual maintenance agreement for electric typewriters with Accurate Business Machines at $45.00 per typewriter; Resolution 85-163 authorizing purchase of 1314 feet of 6 foot chain link fence for the Sanitation Department from Hinds Quality Fence Company at $4,375.00; -128- June 11 , 1985 Resolution 85-164 authorizing Change Order No. 1 at $16 ,521.00 to the contract with Stewart and Stevenson Services, Inc. for Contract 8E for furnishing two standby generators; Resolution 85-165 authorizing the Mayor to execute a Permit Agreement with Missouri Pacific Railroad Company for installation of a sanitary sewer at Cedar and Avenue C; Resolution 85-166 authorizing the mayor to execute a License Agreement with Santa Fe Railroad Company at a one-time charge of $250.00 for railroad crossing permits necessary for construction of Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project 17D, Broadway Separation Sewers; Resolution 85-167 authorizing Change Order No. 3 to the contract with Lester Saucier and Sons Enterprises for the restoration of two stained glass windows at the Tyrrell Historical Library for an extension in contract time from April 26 , 1985 to June 15, 1985; Resolution 85-168 authorizing purchase of a parcel 230 , 3,920 square feet out of Lot 3 , Block 19, Blanchette 2nd Addition from Arabella Wood and John Rollins at $12,000 for the Spur 380 Project, Phase III; authorizing the City Manager to grant an easement to Kansas City Sourthern Railroad Company for relocation of their railroad facilities; and authorizing execution of a deed conveying the property to the State subject to the easement; Resolution 85-169 authorizing a bank acount to segregate Tax Anticipation Note Funds and authorizing Karl Nollenberger, City Manager; Hugh Earnest, Assistant City Manager and Myrtle Corgey, as signatories for the account; and Resolution 85-170 authorizing a donation of $1,669.06 to the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Beaumont to assist in the sponsorship of the fireworks for the Fourth of July 1985 celebration. Resolution 85-160, Resolution 85-161 and Resolutions 85-163 through 85-170 were approved on a motion made by Councilman Moore and seconded by Councilman Weisbach. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None Resolution 85-171 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Turner and seconded by Councilman Weisbach. Question: Ayes: Mayor Neild Abstained: Councilman Councilman Turner Moore Councilman Weisbach Councilman Brumley Councilman Samuel -129- June 11, 1985 Resolution 85-171 authorizing execution of a contract with the Honeywell Corporation for an energy management system at a lease purchase for the basic system at 93,000 plus monthly lease payments with a one-time payment occurring when the system is installed on or after January , 1986 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Weisbach and seconded by Councilman Turner. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Councilman Moore requested that minutes be kept of prebid conferences giving names of those asking questions, questions that are asked and responses given to those questions for better analysis of bids that are later received. -000- Resolution 85-172 certifying the Waterford Hotel as an historically significant site in need of tax relief to encourage preservation was approved on a motion made by Councilman Turner and seconded by Councilman Moore. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 85-173 authorizing purchase of 150 tons of Sodium Hydroxide at $143 .60 per ton and 4,500 pounds of Copper Sulfate at $0.4030 per pound from Van Waters & Rogers, 600 tons of Aluminum Sulfate from American Cyanamid at $114.60 per ton, 65 tons of Fluosilic Acid from Thompson Hayward Chemical Company at $56 .70 per ton and 50 tons of Aquaeous Ammonia from Shrieve Chemical Company at $330 .00 per ton for water treatment for the Water Production Plant was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumley and seconded by Councilman Samuel. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 85-174 authorizing filing of an application to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) of the Department of Labor for a Labor/Management grant in the amount of $100 ,000 and authorizing City Manager to contribute $10,956.00 to FMCS as the City's share of a project designed to develop a promotional procedure for Police and Fire personnel was approved on a motion made by Councilman Turner and seconded by Councilman Weisbach. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- -130- June 11 , 1985 COUNCILMAN SAMUEL: I wanted to make a statement and make sure I am correct in my assumptions that with the preliminary indications thatthere is going to be a 14 percent increase in our property tax appraisal, if the tax revenues are increased by 4 percent which is the inflation figure at this time , if that rate is increased by 4 percent that would reduce the tax rate by 4 cents, correct? HUGH EARNEST, ASST TTY MANAGER: I 'd hate to speculate, Councilman. That would really depend on our preliminary revenue numbers and some projections that we plan to provide to you very early in July but I'd hate to commit to that type of automatic reduction on either side of the equation. . . . . . . We can certainly incorporate that type of analysis in the information that we provide you. -000- Councilman Moore complained about the poor condition of the railroad tracks on Washington Boulevard one block west of Eleventh Street. -000- The Reverend T. J. Warren, Sr. , Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, representing the Tax Reduction Committee, addressed Council to speak in support of a reduction in property taxes. Mr. Odell Stanley, 1295 Royal, addressed Council to request Council action to remove flouridation from the City water supply. Mrs. Laura Denham, 4455 Thomas Court, addressed Council to speak in support of the Beaumont Art Museum and its move to downtown Beaumont. Mr. Robert Lee, 1765 Prairie, addressed Council to question if the City was aware of a new law allowing cities to share with the U. S. Justice Department in proceeds of profits from drug raids. Mrs. Zenobia Bush, 4325 Cartwright, addressed Council to question the status of naming a street in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King. Mrs. Frances Korry, 5280 LaBelle Road, addressed Council to complain about the noise created by a hydroblasting business operating with a Specific Use Permit in her area and requested some assistance in regulating this business' operating hours. -131- June 11 , 1985 There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. -000- I, Rosemarie Chiappetta, Deputy 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 June 11 , 1985. Rosemarie Chiappetta Deputy City Clerk -132- June 11 , 1985