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MIN DEC 10 1985 SPECIAL SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD DECEMBER 10, 1985--5:00 P.M. BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont met in special session this the 10th day of December, 1935, with the following present: HONORABLE: William E. Neild Mayor G. Wayne Turner Councilman At Large Nell Pruitt Weisbach Councilman, Ward I Mike Brumley Councilman,Ward II Absent: Joseph D. Deshotel Councilman At Large Audwin Samuel Councilman, Ward III David W. Moore Councilman, Ward IV -000- Mayor Neild called an Executive Session, pursuant to Section II of the Texas Open Meetings Act, to obtain legal advice from their attorney concerning pending litigation. -000- There being no further business, the meeting was recessed before continuing with the regular City Council session. -000- REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD DECEMBER 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 December, 1985, with the following present: HONORABLE: William E. Neild Mayor G. Wayne Turner Councilman At Large Nell Pruitt Weisbach Councilman, Ward I Mike Brumley Councilman, Ward II Absent: Joseph D. Deshotel Councilman At Large Audwin Samuel Councilman, Ward III David W. Moore Councilman, Ward IV Hugh Earnest Asst. City Manager Lane Nichols City Attorney -280- December 10, 1985 The Invocation was given by the Reverend Glenn Moore, pastor of First Christian Church of Beaumont. The Pledge of &_"_KgiancE was led by Mayor Neild. -000- One proclamation was issued: "Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Week In Beaumont" - December 15-21, 1985. --000- The following Consent Agenda items were considered: Approval of the Minutes of the regular City Council sessions held November 26, 1985 and December 3, 1935; Resolution 85-422 authorizing the pledge of $2,500,000 In securities by Texas Commerce Bank and $1 ,000,000 in securities by First City Bank, Beaumont used as collateral for City deposits; Resolution 35-423 authorizing execution of a contract with Jensen-Oldani and Associates, Inc. in the amount of $14,500 plus expenses for professional services in screening applicants for the position of City Manager to a list of five (5) to seven (7) finalists; Resolution 85-424 authorizing purchase of a suburban-type vehicle (to replace a 1974 GMC Carry-all) from J. K. Chevrolet at $14,786.85 and two (2) 3/4 ton pickup trucks (to replace a 1979 Dodge 3/4-ton pickup and a 1980 Dodge 3/4- ton pickup) from Beaumont Motor Company at $22,910.32 for use by the Fire Department; Resolution 85-425 authorizing payment to Jefferson County in the amount of $12,779.09 for one half of the costs related to the joint election held November 5, 1935; Resolution 35-426 appointing Marilyn Adams to the Community Development Block Grant Citizens Advisory Committee, term to expire May 31, 1987; Resolution 85-427 accepting for City maintenance the water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer improvements constructed on Westgate Drive Extension from Major Drive a distance of 975 feet east; and Resolution 85-428 authorizing repairs to Police Unit #1371 (a 1985 Plymouth Grand Fury) fro;n Mingle Motor Company at $2,773.72. The Consent Agenda was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumley and seconded Councilman Weisbach. Question: Ayes: All Mayes: None -000- -281- December 10, 1935 A public hearing was held to consider the issuance of of $4.0 million in Industrial Development Revenue Bonds for the Kyle Preservation, Ltd. Project. SHERELL COCKRELL, Director of Housing & Neighborhood Conservation Department: On August the 6th, 1935, the Beaumont Industrial Development Corporation issued an Inducement Resolution for the issuance of bonds to finance the construction and/or renovation of office and retail space for the Kyle Building Project. The rules of the Texas Economic Development Commission and the Federal Tax Law require that the City hold a public hearing and approve the issuance of these bonds. The bonds will not be the obligation of the City of Beaumont in that the sale source and the security of every payment is a revenue from the project. It is therefore recommended that this resolution be approved for $4.0 million in issuance for bonds for the Kyle Building Project. The public hearing was opened to hear citizens comments. No citizens wished to address Council; the public hearing was closed. Resolution 85-429 authorizing the issuance of $4.0 million in Industrial Development Revenue Bonds for the Kyle Preservation, Ltd. Project was approved on a motion made by Councilman Turner and seconded by Councilman Brumley. Question: Ayes: All Mayes: None -000- A public hearing was held to consider the issuance of $4.2 million in Health Facilities Revenue Bonds for the Park Medical_ Building Project located at St. Elizabeth Health Park. SHERELL COCKRELL: On October the 8th, 1985, the Beaumont Health Facilities Development Corporation issued an Inducement Resolution for the issuance of bonds to finance the new construction of the Park Medical Building which is to be located at the St. Elizabeth Health Park. The Park Medical Building is the first phase of a 5-acre health care complex adjoining St. Elizabeth Hospital. The proceeds from the bonds will be to develop this 51 ,000 square foot three story medical office building. The rules of the Texas Economic Development Commission and the Federal Tax Law require that the City hold a public hearing and approve the issuance of the bonds. The bonds will not be the obligation of the City of Beaumont in that the sale source and the security of every payment is the revenue from the project. It is recommended that this resolution be approved for the issuance of the bonds for $4,200,000. -282- December 10, 1985 The public hearing was opened to hear citizens comments. No citizens wished to address Council; the hearing was closed. Resolution 35-430 authorizing the issuance of $4. 2 million in Health Facilities Revenue Bonds for the Park Medical Building Project located at St. Elizabeth Health Park was approved on a motion made by Councilman Turner and seconded by Councilman Brumley. Question: Ayes: Mayor Neild Abstained: Councilman Councilman Turner Weisbach Councilman Brumley -000- MAYOR NEILD: The next item is a public hearing on the Transit Operating Assistance Grant. HUGH EARNEST, ASST. CITY MANAGER: I've asked Mr. Horne to briefly summarize the issue. MAYOR NEILD: All right, sir. TOM HORNE, DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORATION: A little over a month ago, the City Council set today as a public hearing date for our 1936 Operating Assistance Grant public hearing. It is required under federal regulations for these types of grants. The net effect to the City is the Federal Government will reimburse us fifty percent (50%) of our net operating deficit for the system. It's also a third opportunity for citizens to comment on some proposed modifications to the routes. We had two other public hearings. The turnout was rather low at those. I think a lot of that probably had to do with the handouts that we had available on the buses that gave a considerable amount of information to them in that manner. We had some calls - most of those were for information. We also had one letter that we referenced a change in the distribution location of food stamps which we are looking at. On September_ 1st, the Federal Government started an agreement with a . . . through a bid process, basically, and they now distribute food stamps from one location in town only, near Corley and filth Street. So, we are investigating the need for possible modifications in order to help people to get to the Food Stamp distribution location. The 1936 operating expenses are estimated at $1,425,600. Deducting charter operations and other federal grants, our eligible operating expenses are $1,390,600. Deducting, then, passenger revenue estimates, that leaves the City of Beaumont and the Urban Mass Transportation Administration sharing in equal amounts the deficit which for the City of Beaumont is $507,050. Following the public hearing, we will ask that a resolution be passed authorizing the City Manager to execute the Operating Assistance Grant. -283- December 10, 1985 MAYOR NEILD: Tom, this doesn't have anything to do with discussion that was held earlier in connection with use of some funds that were in the reserves or what have you? MR. HORNE: Not directly, that is primarily capital projects and those will have to be brought to you as separate issued. MAYOR NEILD: Okay. That was just stuck in the back of my mind. All right, I will call then the public hearing in connection with the Transit Operating Assistance grant. Any of those of you here that would like to address the Council in connection with that operating grant, may do so by coming to the podium and addressing the Council and giving us your name and address. There not being anyone, I will declare the public hearing closed. Resolution 85-431 :authorizing the submission and execution of a Transit Operating Assistance Grant with the Urban Mass Transportation Administration in the amount of $507,050 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumley and seconded by Councilman Weisbach. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Councilman Turner requested that the public address system be corrected. Councilman Turner also told Council: "Monday night, a week ago, at the meeting with the School Board and the Chamber, there was a consensus from the meeting that there would be a committee established of taxing entities and we were to try to select two members from each taxing entity to work on a County- wide Tax Abatement Policy." He told Council that no further information had been received but said he would be willing to serve as one of the two Council members on this committee. -000- Mr. C. L. Sherman, 585 Belvedere, addressed Council to express his concerns that a Tax Abatement Policy be developed to "tie the amount of jobs that's created to the Tax Abatement issue. To me, to create a $20.0 million project that hires 4 people is not as advantageous as a $5.0 million that puts 100 people to work. And, I don't know how to do it but I would hope there would be some sort of a formula that you could come up with as to how many people would be employed because we can create employment and get new jobs. There's no other reason to have tax abatement that I can think of except for that one thing - create jobs and I don't know if it can be done or not, but I would sure be interested in looking into the fact that how many people will you put to work and checking to see if there's anyway that it could be contingent upon keeping those people working. " -284- December 10, 1985 There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. -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 December 10, 1985. Rosemarie Chiappetta Deputy City Clerk -285- December 10 , 1985 EXCERPT FROM rHE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL SESSION HELD DECEMBER 10, 1985 MAYOR NEILD: The next ite,, is a public hearing on the Transit Operating Assistance Grant. HUGH EARNEST, ASST. CITY MANAGER: I've asked Mc. Horne to briefly summarize the issue. MAYOR NEILD: All right, sir. TOM HORNE, Dl2ECTOR OF TRANSPORATION: A little over a month ago, the City Council set today as a public hearing date for oor 1986 Operating Assistance. Grant public hearing. It is required under federal regulations for these types of grants. The net effect to the City is th Federal Government will reimburse us fifty percent (50%) of our net operating deficit for the system. It's also a third opportunity for citizens to comment on some proposed modifications to the routes. We had two other public hearings. The turnout was rather low at those. I think a lot of that probably had to do with the handouts that we had available on the buses that gave a considerable amount of information to them in that manner. We had some calls - most of those were for information. We also had one letter that we referenced a change in the distribution location of food stamps which we are looking at. On September 1st, the Federal Government started an agreement with a . . . through a bid process, basically, and they now distribute food stamps from one location in town only, near Corley and 11th Street. So, we are investigating the need for possible modifications in order to help people to get to the Food Stamp distribution location. The 1986 operating expenses are estimated at $1,425,600. Deducting charter operations ,nd other federal grants, our eligible operating expenses are $1,390,600. Deducting, then, passenger revenue estimates, that leaves the City of Beaumont and the Urban Mass Transportation Administration sharing in equal amounts the deficit which for the City of Beaumont is $507,050. Following the public hearing, we will ask that a resolution be passed authorizing the City Manager to execute the Operating Assistance Grant. MAYOR NEILD: Tom, this doesn't have anything to do with discussion that was held earlier in connection with use of some funds that were in the reserves or what have you? MR. HORNE: Not directly, that is primarily capital projects and those will have to be brought to you as separate issued. 1 EXCERPT FROM THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL SESSION HELD DECEMBER 10, 1985 page 2 MAYOR NEILD: Okay. That was just stuck in the back of my mind. All right, I will call then the public hearing in connection with the Transit Operating Assistance grant. Any of those of you here that would like to address the Council in connection with that operating grant, may do so by coming to the podium and addressing the Council and giving us your name and address. There not being anyone, I will declare the public hearing closed. Resolution 35-430 authorizing the submission and execution of a Transit Operating A>;sistance Grant with the Urban Mass Transportation Administration in the amount of $507,050 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumley and seconded by Councilman Weisbach. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None END OF EXCERPT. I, Rosemarie Chiappetta, Deputy City Clerk of the City 'of Beaumont, certify that the above is a true copy of an excerpt portion of the regular City Council session held December 10, 1985. r Rosemarie Chiappetta Deputy City Clerk