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MIN OCT 08 1985 REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD OCTOBER 8, 1985 -- 5:30 P.M. BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont, Texas, met in regular session this the 8th day of October, 1985, with the following present: HONORABLE: William E. Neild Mayor Joseph D. Deshotel Councilman At Large G. Wayne Turner Councilman At Large Audwin Samuel Councilman, Ward III David W. Moore Councilman, Ward IV Absent: Nell Pruitt Weisbach Councilman, Ward I Mike Brumley Council-man, Ward II C. A. Shelton Interim City Manager Hugh Earnest Asst. City Manager Lane Nichols City Attorney -000- The Invocation was given by the Reverend R. D. Carrington, Emanuel Baptist Church. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Neild. -000- Several proclamations were issued: "National School Lunch Week in Beaumont" - October 13-19, 1985; VFW's "Forget-Me-Not Days in Beaumont" - October 11 & 12, 19.35; a proclamation issued "that the Martin Luther King, Jr. , Parkway be dedicated to his memory and to the keeping alive of his beliefs" - dedication of the Street to be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 12, 1985 at Moncla-s; "Fire Prevention Week in Beaumont" - October 6-12, 1985; and "Thad Johnson Day in Beaumont" - October 3, 1935. Representatives of the Y.M.B.L. presented the Mayor and City Council tickets to the South Texas State Fair scheduled to be begin Thursday, October 10, 1985. -000- The following Consent Agenda were considered: Approval of the Minutes of the regular City Council session held October 1, 1935; Resolution 35-329 authorizing renewal of a contract with Dr. Gayl Gustafson for the period from October 1, 1985 to September 30, 1986 at an annual amount of $62,400; -230- October 3, 1985 Resolution 85-330 authorizing payment of $25,700 to the Beaumont Art Museum for janitorial and grounds maintenance services; Resolution 85-331 authorizing purchase of 12,000 work order forms for the Fleet Maintenance Division from Gulf Coast Business Forms at $1,295.28; Resolution 85-332 authorizing acquisition of Parcel No. 8, 5,793.73 square feet out of Block 42 of the Original Townsite of Beaumont from the Southern Pacific Transportation Company at $65,759.00 and acceptance of a 0.101 acre tract of land underlying Crockett Street for the Crockett Connector/Liberty-Laurel TIP Project; Resolution 85-333 authorizing purchase of Parcel No. 142, 0.188 acre tract out of the A. Savery League, Abstract 46, from Mrs. Gladys McDougle at $19,500 for improvements to FM 364 (Major Drive) from College Street north to the railroad track; Resolution 85-334 authorizing purchase of Parcel No. 12, 0.002 acre tract out of Block 3-A of the W. W. Chaison Addition from Mrs. Fredy Kate Landis at $95.00 for the Highland Avenue TIP Project; Resolution 85-335 authorizing execution of a "License to Encroach" agreement at $500.00 with Walter J. Burrell, et ux, on City right-of-way abutting 2298 Evalong and being a part of Seventh Street right-of-way; and Resolution 85-336 authorizing C. A. Shelton, Hugh Earnest, and Myrtle Corgey as signatories on new accounts on any City depository excluding the Cash Bond Account (No. 0823450) and Collection Agency Escrow (No. 0823443). 'The Consent Agenda was approved on a motion made by Councilman Deshotel and seconded by Councilman Turner. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Public comment was heard on Agenda items I through 5: Mrs. Joyce Roddy and Mrs. Helen Pope addressed Council to urge Council to join the fight against high utility bills. Resolution 85-337 authorizing an annual contract for the purchase approximately 5,000 tons of limestone base for use by the Street Division from Davidson Construction Materials, Inc. in the amount of $12.25 per ton F.O.B. Plant nd $13.30 per ton delivered was approved on a motion made by Councilman Moore and seconded by Deshotel. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 35-333 authorizing an annual contract for the purchase of 5/3", 1" and 2" water meters from Neptune Water Meter Company at $42,712.50 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Deshotel and seconded by Councilman Turner Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -231- October 3, 1985 Resolution 85-339 accepting the Westgate Participation Project as complete, authorizing final payment of $33,758.91 to Doty Construction Company and authorizing reimbursement to the developer, Sara C. Parigi, Jr. , in the amount of $646.76, for his share of the underrun (total completed project - $66,124.80) was approved on a motion made by Councilman Deshotel and seconded by Councilman Samuel. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Ordinance No. 35-104 amending Chapter 11, Article II, Division 2, of the Code of Ordinances, relating to Health Department inspections of frozen dairy food manufacturers was considered: ORDINANCE NO. 85-104 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 11 OF TdE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT BY REPEALING CHAPTER 11, ARTICLE II, DIVISION 2 PERTAINING TO DAIRY FOOD PRODUCTS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR REPEAL. The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Councilman 'Turner and seconded by Councilman Moore. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- An ordinance setting a public hearing to be held at 7:00 p.m. on October 23 1935, in the Port Arthur, Texas, Civic Center relating to Gulf States Utilities- rates was considered: AN ORDINANCE AN ORDINANCE SETTING A PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING WHETHER THE RATES CURRENTLY BEING CHARGED FOR ELECTRIC UTILITY SERVICE BY GULF STATES UTILITIES COMPANY IN 'THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS, ARE JUST AND REASONABLE, AND TO DETERMINE THE JUST AND REASONABLE RATES TO BE CHARGED BY SAID UTILITY COMPANY. The ordinance was deferred on a motion made by Councilman Councilman Turner and seconded by Councilman Deshotel. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Councilman Moore reported a waste disposal container Placed at a stop sign on the corner of Avenue A and Brockman and asked that it be moved for safety reasons. -232- October 3, 1985 Councilman Samuel said that he had received complaints of children riding their bicycles through the Grand Pine Housing Project and asked if this could be controlled through talking with school principals or "No Bicycles" signs being installed at the project. Mayor Neild questioned the target date for the recommendations for possible changes to the City Charter to be made to Council by the Charter Review Committee. After a brief discussion, it was decided a target date of December 15, 1985, for presentation of recommendations to Council would be requestioned. -000- Mayor Neild suggested the nomination of Councilman G. Wayne Turner to the Jefferson County Tax Appraisal Board. Councilman Turner now serves on that Board. Resolution 35-340 authorizing all 675 votes entitled by the City of Beaumont be cast for G. Wayne Turner who is nominated as a candidate to the Board was approved on a motion made by Councilman Deshotel; motion was seconded by Councilman Samuel. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Mr. Lindsey Walker, 8150 Evangeline and Mrs. Margaret Brooks Kelsey, 2360 Louisiana, addressed Council to urge that the new City Manager be chosen from someone within the City of Beaumont. -000- There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. -000- I, Rosemarie Chlappetta, 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 October 8, 1985. -233- October 8, 1935