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MIN SEP 10 1985 (2) REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD SEPTEMBER 10, 1985 - 5:30 P.M. BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont, Texas, met in regular session this the 10th 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 Il Audwin Samuel Councilman, Ward III David W. Moore Councilman, Ward IV Karl Nollenberger City Manager Hugh Earnest Asst. City Manager Lane Nichols City Attorney -000- The Invocation was given by the Reverend William Fehl, Redeemer Lutheran Church. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Neild. -000- A proclamation was given earlier for the Exchange Club's "Golden Deeds Day in Beaumont" - September 11, 1985; this year's recipient is former Mayor Ray A. Coale. -000- A letter dated September 10, 1985, was read and presentation of a check in the amount of $1,020.00 was made by American Valve & Hydrant of Beaumont. "American Valve & Hydrant A Subsidiary of American Cast Iron Pipe Company 3350 Hollywood, P. O.Box 3008 Beaumont, Texas 77704 The Honorable Bill Neild Mayor of the City of Beaumont Beaumont, Texas Dear Mayor Neild: With pleasure, on behalf of employees of American Valve & Hydrant Mfg. Co. and the AVH Chapter of the National Management'Association, I present this check in the amount of $1,020.00 to be used by the City of Beaumont Parks Department. -204- September 10, 1985 This amount is the second installment in a pledge of funds raised between March 1 and August 31 this year by American Valve & Hydrant employees and the NMA toward needed equipment for use by the citizens of the Beaumont area at its parks and recreation facilities. The first installment of $700.00 was made in April this year. Additionally, a joint committee has chosen to designate that this money be first used to provide drinking fountains at Babe 7aharias park, with any remaining funds to provide park benches as needed at city facilities. American Valve & Hydrant employees raised the $1,720.00 with a barbecue lunch, T-shirt sales, and ice cream sales to employees. The employee-NMA committee was composed of Dalton Babineaux, Harry Arvie, Tim Pierce, Leon Dennis, Donald Bill and me. Thank you for calling this need to our attention through the gift catalog prepared and distributed through the Steinhagen Trust. While the Parks Department has been the beneficiary, our people have learned that through a common goal things can be accomplished for the benefit of all. Sincerely, Virginia Hurley, Chairman NMA President" -000- The following Consent Agenda items were considered: Approval of the Minutes of the regular City Council session held September 3, 1985; Resolution 85-280 approving the pledge of $1,000,000.00 in securities and release of $4,000,000 in , securities held as collateral for City deposits by First City National Bank - Beaumont, N. A. ; Resolution 85-281 authorizing C. A. Shelton, Hugh Earnest and Myrtle Corgey as official signatories for the City of Beaumont on any designated depository and are hereby authorized to sign checks, drafts, notes or orders issued by the City excluding three (3) specific accounts: Myrtle Corgey, City Clerk/Imprest Fund (signatories are Myrtle Corgey, Rosemarie Chiappetta and Barbara Liming) ; Cash Bond Account (signatories are Dawn Gaudet, Deborah Johnson, Doris McCauley and Annie Mae Eckols); and the Tax Collection Agency Escrow (signatories are Lucy Blackstock, Hugh Earnest and C. A. Shelton); Resolution 85-282 authorizing the use of any two (2) of the facsimile signatures of C. A. Shelton, Hugh Earnest or Myrtle Corgey from and after October 1st, 1985 at First City National Bank, Texas Commerce Bank, InterFirst Bank, InterFirst West, First City National Bank - Gateway, First City National Bank - Central, Lamar State Bank, Parkdale Bank, M-Bank, Allied Bank, and Beaumont Bank; -205- September 10, 1985 Resolution 85-283 authorizing a special bank account at Texas Commerce Bank - Beaumont for the payment of health insurance claims to our plan administrator effective October 1, 1985; Resolution 85-284 authorizing an annual contract with Shannon Chemical Company of Malvern, Pennsylvania, for the purchase of approximately 20 tons of zinc metaphosphate for use in the Water Utilities Department at $1,397.80 per ton; Resolution 85-285 authorizingn payment of $1,103.00 for the 1986 New York Times microfilm for the Library System; Resolution 85-286 reappointing Betty Rienstra as Lay Representative and Terry Charlton as Alternate for the Beaumont Public Library System to the Houston Area Library System for two-year terms from September 1, 1985 through August 31, 1987; Resolution 85-287 authorizing purchase of 50,000 parking citations for use by Municipal Court from Mr. Forms, Inc. of Beaumont, in the amount of $1,105.00; Resolution 85-288 for intent to join with Jefferson County in the November 5, 1985, election; and Resolution 85-289 accepting for City maintenance water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer improvements on Willow Bend Drive from Walden Road south a distance of 3,300 feet. The Consent Agenda was approved on a motion made by Councilman Deshotel and seconded by Councilman Weisbach. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- . No citizens addressed Council on Agenda Items 1 through 5. Resolution 85-290 adopting the Disadvantaged Business Enterprises and Women- owned Business Enterprises policies for purchases made with the Department of Transportation funds, as required by the U. S. Department of Transportation, Urban Mass Transportation Administration was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumley and seconded by Councilman Moore. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 85-291 authorizing execution of an Engineering Service Contract with Kohler and Kohler Engineers for the Phelan Boulevard Extension repairs at a not- to-exceed amount of $28,300 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Moore and seconded by Councilman Weisbach. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- -206- September 10, 1985 Resolution 85-292 authorizing execution of a contract with INFOCEL for the sale of software for the Municipal Court system for $90,000 or $6,000 per sale for 15 sales was approved on a motion made by Councilman Samuel and seconded by Councilman Turner. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- A resolution authorizing execution of a contract with Thomas H. Heard General Contractor, Inc. , for sanitary sewage improvements in the amount of $1,836,072.00 for Contract 17A and 17C, Separation Sewers Central (Broadway system west of Gulf Street) was deferred for information concerning the location of this company and the minority subcontractor named in the bid on a motion made by Councilman Turner and seconded. by Councilman Deshotel. (No vote taken) -000- Resolution 85-293 assigning to Jefferson County the authority to issue Housing Bonds for home mortgages prior to December 31, 1986, was approved on a motion made by Councilman Moore and seconded by Councilman Turner. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Councilman Weisbach made a motion to place the resolution authorizing execution of a contract with Thomas H. Heard back on the agenda for action; Councilman Turner seconded the motion. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None Resolution 85-294 authorizing execution of a contract with Thomas H. Heard General Contractor, Inc. (based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) for sanitary sewage system improvements in the amount of $1,836,072.00 for construction of Contract 17A and 17C, Separation Sewers Central (Broadway system west of Gulf Street) was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumley and seconded by Councilman Moore. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Councilman Deshotel questioned the status of the City of Beaumont's Housing Finance Corporation. -000- Mayor Neild issued a proclamation recognizing "Associates Civic and Social Club" for the volunteer work done to clean the Hebert Cemetery on Hegele Street. Receiving the proclamation were Don Sigel, Bruce Johnson and A. C. Grimes. -207- September 10, 1985 Councilman Samuel requested that a guard rail be placed on Roland Road where a recent accident involving a Fire Truck occurred. He told Council there were no lights there, only reflective signs, and expressed his concern for the safety of others using the road. -000- Mr. J. C. Leggett, 1849 Washington Boulevard, addressed Council in opposition to contracting out sanitation services. Mrs. Doris Price Neely, 1095 Goliad, representing the Mayor's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, addressed Council to voice opposition to proposed operating cuts in programs or personnel in the Police Department budget, especially those programs concerning children. -000- There being no further business, the meeting was recessed before continuing with the City Council Workshop Session. -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 September 10, 1985. Rosemarie Chiappetta Deputy City Clerk -208- September 10, 1935