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MIN SEP 03 1985 REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD SEPTEMBER 3, 1985 -- 1:15 P.M. BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont, Texas, met in regular session this the 3rd day of September, 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 John A. Mowery, First Church of God of Anderson. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Neild. -000- One proclamation was issued: "Land Manor Week in Beaumont" - September 9-14, .1985. -000- The following Consent Agenda items were considered: Approval of the Minutes of the regular City Council session held August 27, 1985; Resolution 85-272 authorizing payment to Beaumont Independent School District in the amount of $8,568.92 for costs incurred for the Special Election held August 10, 1985; Resolution 85-273 authorizing C. A. Shelton, Acting City Manager, as the designated signatory for all documents relating to Environmental Protection Agency grants, effective October 1, 1985; Resolution 85-274 authorizing payment of $2,910.32 to Keown Supply for the emergency purchase of limestone base material needed to complete a new road for access to the new sanitary fill cells at the Landfill; -201- September 3, 1985 Resolution 85-275 authorizing execution of a "Consent to Encroach Upon Easement" agreement with the Southeast Texas Regional Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center at its location out of the Cartwright Roberts Subdivision "A"; Resolution 85-276 approving an Urban Library Aid contract granting Beaumont Public Library System $7,972.00; and Resolutionn 85-277 authorizing purchase of U. S. Government securities in an amount of $11,450,000 through the depository, First City National Bank, Beaumont. Resolutions 85-272 through 85-274 and Resolutions 85-276 and 85-277 were approved on a motion made by Councilman Deshotel and seconded by Councilman Samuel. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None Resolution 85-275 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Deshotel and seconded by Councilman Samuel. Question: Ayes: Mayor Neild Abstained: Councilman Councilman Turner Deshotel Councilman Weisbach Councilman Brumley Councilman Samuel Councilman Moore -000- Resolution 85-278 authorizing execution of an oil, gas and mineral lease with BHP Petroleum (Americas), Inc. for the southern 155 acres of Tyrrell Park at $24,025 with annual rental of $12,012.50 and royalties of 25. 25 percent was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumley and seconded by Councilman Deshotel. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Ordinance No. 85-90 amending the election ordinance called for Tuesday, November 5, 1985, to add a ballot proposition concerning the recall of the Mayor was considered: ORDINANCE NO. 85-90 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 85-81 TO ADD A BALLOT PROVISION CONCERNING THE RECALL OF THE MAYOR. -202- September 3, 1985 The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Councilman Samuel and seconded by Councilman Turner. Question: Ayes: Councilman Abstained: Mayor Neild Deshotel Councilman Turner Councilman Weisbach Councilman Brumley Councilman Samuel Councilman Moore -000- Resolution 85-279 rejecting bids received for the sale of two (2) parcels of surplus City-owned property (Parcel No. 1, a 16,958.39 square foot tract of land acquired as part of the 1979 Buford-Carroll Street Project and Parcel No. 2,. a 4,488.7 square foot tract acquired as part of the 1975 Sarah-Lavaca Street Project) was approved on a motion made by Councilman Turner and seconded by Councilman Brumley. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None A discussion was held concerning the feasibility of setting a minimum price to be received from the sale of property. It was generally agreed that an estimated market value of properties to be sold could be included in bidders' packets and that the City would retain the ability to reject any or all bids. -000- Mrs. Delia Harrington, 815 Willow Street, addressed Council to complain about a group who had posted handbills on utility poles. around the City and not removed them. Mr. Lindsey Walker, 8125 Evangeline, addressed Council to speak about a book entitled Cutting Back City hall by Robert W. Poole, Jr. Mr. Walker presented a copy of the book to Mayor Neild. -000- There being no further business, the meeting was recessed before continuing with the City Council Workshop Session. -000- 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 September 3, 1985. Myrtle Corgey City Clerk -203- September 3, 1985