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MIN JUL 23 1985 REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD JULY 231, 1985 BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont, Texas, met in regular session this the 23rd day of July, 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 Lane Nichols City Attorney -000- The Invocation was given by the Very Reverend Ben Shawhan, St. Stephens Episcopal Church. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Turner. -000- Presentation of Employee Service Awards and Employee Recognition Awards Program was held: 5-year service pins and certificates were presented: Sherell Cockrell, Community Development/Administration,; Mary A. Sonnier, Police Department; Paul B. Landry, Engineering; Alzia L. Jones, Streets; Arthur R. Ochoa, Traffic; Socorro (Trudy) Willett, Health; Katherine M. Reese, Water Commercial; Ruby Jones, Water Production; Emma L. Richard, Prince A. Williams. and Yvonne V. Dominguez with Water Reclamation; Jon C. Lemell and Walter J. Sims with Sanitation; Ora A. Moses, Landfill and Jose Alberto Alvarado of Building Maintenance. Those with 10 years of service were presented service pins and certificates: Lindsey S. Lee, Water Production and John M. Alfred and Wesley Smith of Sanitation. 15-year service pins and certificates were presented to Jane L. Wright of the Health Department and Willie Andrepont with Water Reclamation. 20-year service pins and certificates were presented: Clyde Goodwill and Henry Marshal, Jr. , of Drainage; and Ronnie R. Branch of Building Maintenance. Those receiving 25-year service pins and certificates were Robert C. Littrell and Gerald A. Steward of the Police Department; Charles J. Perrio, Elden A. Babin and Eddie E. Shamp of the Fire Department and James R. Suire with Building Maintenance. -160- July 23, 1985 30-year service pin and certificate was presented to Aaron W. Williams of the Landfill Division. A retirement plaque was presented to Mr. Willie Andrepont for 15 years of service with the Water Reclamation Division of Public Utilities. Employees of the Quarter were presented with certificates, Blue Ribbons and "Superstar" T-shirts: Claude Wilturner of the Purchasing Department was chosen in the area of Clerical Support Occupation; Matthew Tezeno of Water Reclamation for Skilled Craft; Doretha Bradley, BCHC, for Maintenance Occupations; Irven Chavis, Jr. , Housing Rehabilitation from Technicians; Beth Little, Miller Library, for Professional; Loretta Lee, Engineering, for ParaProfessional; Tyrone Cooper, Legal Department, for Administrative Managerial and Harold Felps, Fire Department, for Protective Services. -000- The following Consent Agenda items were considered: Approval of the Minutes of the regular City Council session held July 16, 1985; Resolution 85-219 authorizing payment of $1,175.00 to Moody's Investor Service for annual subscription services for the Beaumont Public Library system; Resolution 85-220 reappointing Arden Loughmiller to the Clean Community Commission, term expiring September 30, 1986 and Nell Short to the Community Development Block Grant Citizens Advisory Committee, term expiring May 31, 1987 and appointing Sandy Stiles to the Community Development Block Grant Citizens Advisory Committee, term expiring May 31, 1987; and Resolution 85-221 authorizing purchase of 1,200 treated fence posts from Hamilton Lumber Company at $3,540.00 and 35,000 feet of barbed wire from Hagan Fence Company at $661.50 for construction of a fence at the landfill. The Consent Agenda was approved on a motion made by Councilman Turner and seconded by Councilman Weisbach. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Public hearing was held to consider annexation of two tracts of property totalling 328.4 acres located 1160 feet east of the southern terminus of Lafin Road. There being no citizens wishing to address City Council, the hearing was closed. -000- Ordinance No. 85-71 changing the zoning from GC-MD (General Commercial-Multiple Family . Dwelling) district to LI (Light Industry) on property described as Block 29, Lot 11 and 12, and Block 28, Lot 3 and 4, Jirou Addition, located at 1540 Gladys (requested by Tim LaRocca to establish a cabinet shop) was considered: -161- July 23, 1985 ORDINANCE NO. 85-71 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 FROM GC-MD (GENERAL COMMERCIAL-MULTIPLE FAMILY DISTRICT) TO LI (LIGHT INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT) FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1540 GLADYS, BEAUMONT, TEXAS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL AND PROVIDING A PENALTY.. . The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Councilman Turner and seconded by Councilman Moore. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Ordinance No. 85-72 changing the zoning from RS (Residential Single Family) district to NC (Neighborhood Commercial) district for property at 1040 Euclid (requested by Rodgers Ellis) was considered: ORDINANCE NO. 85-72 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 FROM RS (RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILY DISTRICT) TO NC (NEIGHBORHOOD COMMER- CIAL DISTRICT) FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1040 EUCLID; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. and Ordinance No. 85-73 granting a Specific Use Permit for a parking lot on property at 1040 Euclid was considered: ORDINANCE NO. 85-73 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE ISSUING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT FOR A PARKING LOT ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1040 EUCLID. On July 11, 1985 the Board of Adjustment approved the applicant's request for a variance to allow for use of an existing 6-foot privacy fence instead of the 8- foot privacy fence required and reduction of the 10-foot landscape buffer to a 3-foot landscaped buffer on the condition the existing 6-foot wood fence be extended to the. right-of-way line of Euclid Street. -162- July 23, 1985 The ordinances were approved with the condition for the extension of the 6-foot privacy fence to the property line on a motion made by Councilman Samuel and seconded by Councilman Moore. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Ordinance 'No. 85-74 granting a Specific Use Permit to build caretaker's quarters on property at 4395 Ector (requested by Mary Bell and Sheila Drewett) was considered: ORDINANCE NO. 85-74 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE ISSUING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO BUILD CARETAKER'S QUARTERS ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 4395 ECTOR. The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Councilman Weisbach and seconded by Councilman Turner. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 85-222 authorizing the City Manager to make application for continuation of the Economic Development Administration Section 302a grant in the amount of $60,000.00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumley and seconded by Councilman Samuel. Question: Ayes: . All Nayes: None -000- Dr. L. L. Melton, 3370 Posey, representing the Prince Hall Shriners of the Golden Triangle, addressed Council to present a check in the amount of $200.00 as part of the Kitty for the City to be applied toward the City's deficit due to the financial loss of $20.0 million invested with ESM. Mr. Josh Allen, 4750 Chadwick, addressed Council to request the City's favorable consideration of the proposal to consolidate jail services with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department "for a significant savings to the City". Mr. Lindsey Walker, 8125 Evangeline, addressed Council to express his concerns for the City's use of Hotel Motel tax monies and to "request of this Council that they ask of the City Attorney that he submit to the Attorney General of this state immediately an inquiry requesting a formal official opinion from the Attorney General's Department as to these activities. Mrs. Jessie Cooper, 446 Georgetown, addressed Council to express her opposition to the flouridation of the City's water supply. Mr. Kirk Adams, 406 E. Houston, Tyler, Texas and Ms. Lisa Ceasar, 1083 Miller Street, Beaumont, addressed Council concerning the labor/management dispute at A. W. Schlesinger's Geriatric Center. -163- July 23, 1985 There being no further business, the meeting. was recessed before continuing with the City Council Workshop Session. -000- I, Rosemarie Chiappe tta, 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 July 23, 1985. Rosemarie Chiappetta Deputy City Clerk -164- July 23, 1985