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MIN OCT 22 1985 REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT FIELD OCTOBER 22, 1935 - 1 :15 P.M. BE Ir ZEMEMIiERED that the City Council Of the City of Beaumont, Texas, met in regular session this the 22nd day of October, 1985, with the following present: HONORABLE: William E. AeLLd 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 ILI David W. Moore Councilman, Ward IV C. A. Shelton Interim City Manager Lane Nichols City Attorney -000- The Invocation was given by Mayor Neild. The Pledge of Allegiaace was led by Mayor Neild. -000- The followina proclamations were issued: "Higher Education Week in Beaumont" - October 19-26, 1985; "United Nations Day in Beaumont" - October 24, 1985; "St. Anthony Cathedral Week in Beaumont" - November 3-9, 1985 and a proclamation recognizing Gladys Ilarned Quilliam for her many contributions to the Arts. -000- The following Consent Agenda items were considered: Resolution 85-356 authorizing the release of $500,000 in securities by Parkdale Bank and $500,000 in securities by Allied Bank-Beaumont used as collateral for City deposits; Resolution 35-357 reappointing Wallace Williams to the EMS Advisory Board, term expiring February 23, 1937; Robert Robertson and Sally Dooley to the Library Commission, terms expiring October 31, 1937 and Hilda Lopez to the Community Development Block Grant Citizen-s Advisory Commission, tern expiring 'lay 31, 1937; Resolution 35-353 authorizing payment to International Electric Systems, Inc. of Beaumont in the amount of $2,337.00 for emergency repairs to the #1 pump motor located at the College/Railroad underpass; Resolution 35-359 authorizing payment of $1,315.23 to Municipal Code Corporation for Supplement !137 to the Code of Ordinances; -243- October 22, 1935 ReSOILItLon 35-360 authorizing execution of three (3) sewer line crossing permits required from Southern Pacific Transportation Company for a fee of $260.00 each for construction of Contracts 17A and 17C, Separation Sewers - Central (Broadway System west of Gulf Street) ; Resolution 85-361 accepting a bid for the purchase of a new tire for use on a specially designed dump truck in use at the Landfill from White Tire Supply In the amount of $1,975. 55; and Resolution 35-362 authorizing purchase of 400 Law Enforcement Selection Tests to be given to applicants for Police Officers on November 6, 1985, from Occupational and Professional Assessment of Princeton, New Jersey at $2,730.00. The Consent Agenda was approved on a motion made by Councilman Deshotel and seconded by Councilman Brumley. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: 'lone -000- There were no citizens who wished to address Council concerning Agenda hams 1-7. Resolution 85-363 authorizing retention of Pollans and Cohen as rite consultants for the Entex rate request at a cost including expenses of $13,000.00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Moore and seconded by Councilman Turner. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 35-364 authrozing execution of a contract with Infosol, Inc. of Houston for the sale of our Fleet Management System software at $5,000.00 per sale for a total of $70,000.00 was approved on a motion .lade by Councilman Weisbach and seconded by Councilman Deshotel.. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 35-365 accepting maintenance contracts on computer equipment with Helena Data Systems in an amount of $17,712.00 and Seneral Electric ICSO of Beaumont in an amount of $17,173.00 was approved on a motion rude by Councilman Turner with an amendment to add a 90-day cancellation clause to each of the contracts; motion with amendment was seconded by Councilman Brumley. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 35-366 adopting the revised Investment Policies was approved on a ;notion -made by Councilman Brumley and seconded by Councilman Weisbach. Question: Ayes: All . ?Nayes: None -244- October 22, 1985 Resolution 85-367 authorizing purchase of Parcel # 143, 6,360 square feet out of A. Savery Survey, Abstract 46, from Mr. and Mrs. James G. Guidry at $42,050.00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Deshotel and seconded by Councilman Turner. Questions Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 85-368 authorizing the Legal Department to begin eminent domain proceedings against Rebecca A. Cox Miskimon, the owner of Parcel # 141, a 4,704 square feet out of A. Savery Survey, Abstract 46, needed for improvement of Major Drive/FM 364 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Deshotel and seconded by Councilman Turner. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 85-369 adopting the Charlton-Pollard Neighborhood Plan which Includes policies intended to promote commercial development that would be compatible with the predominant residential character of the neighborhood was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumley and seconded by Councilman Moore. Question: Ayes: All Mayes: None -000- Resoluton 85-870 authorizing purchase of light fixtures for the Civic Center from Nunn Electric Company at $24,711.00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Deshotel and seconded by Councilman Brumley. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- COUNCILMAN BRU_MLE_Y: About six months ago, we had a situation that occurred that instigated to a certain point, and I've already discussed with Maurine and Chief Shelton about it, so I didn't realize as much had been done as has been done, and it stems directly with Health regulations with regards to fencing and safety around pools that are really, specifically, non-residential--speaking more toward pools that are public and for apartment complexes. And, what I'd like to request is that we take what the City has put together so far and move forward with that in the form of an ordinance and . . . in directing some type of protection around the swimming pools in apartments. I was surprised to find that quite a bit of work has been done. I've looked at the preliminaries that they've done and I think Lane has worked on the project himself and I think it needs to be moved forward to the Council. There are a few things that we :night want to address individually, on how. . . the specifics of of gate latching. . .but it's something that. . .We've addressed protection for children in the zoning ordinance with fencing around homes that have private swimming pools but we haven't addressed it as far as swimming pools around apartments that are open to the public and I think that it is appropriate at this time to maybs taka what we've done - complete the product and move it on to Council and let as take a look at it and see how we might be able to address it farther and, if possibly so and the Council sees so, then move forward with an ordinance that would provide some protection for fencing around pool areas. -245- October 22, 1935 MAYOR NEILD: Okay. . . some kind of time table on that? COUNCILMAN BRUMLEY: I was surprised. We've got enough done to where I think that we could have it back within 30 days and whatever It takes between now and 30 days and whatever it takes between now and 30 days -- either a Workshop or fine tuning of it in order to put it into an adoption form at the end of the 30- day period. -000- No City Council meeting will be held the fifth Tuesday in October, October 29, 1985. -000- COUNCILMAN MOORE: Last week, Chief (Shelton), Mr. Vaughn expressed some concerns about the speed limits and I requested a copy of that report for my benefit as well as his to see what was done, you know, previously, I guess about six or seven months ago, In reducing some of the speed limits after the study was done. And, I was just wondering. Do you have that information available now? CITY MANAGER SHELTON: No, Councilman Moore, I do not, but I've forwarded it to Tom Horne (Director of Transportation) and we will make that available to you and we've asked him to review the situation as well as Mr. Vaughn's written request on some police cars has been forwarded to the Police Chief. -000- Mayor Neild called an Executive Session, pursuant to Section II of the Texas Open Meetings Act, to consider litigation, to be held immediately following the City Council Workshop Session. -000- Ms. Jenni Gibbs, 974 Woodrow, president of the Spindletop Business & Professional Women, presented a "Certificate of Appreciation" to Councilman Nell Weisbach. -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 October 22, 1985. Rosemarie Chiappetta Deputy City Clerk -246- October 22, 1985