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MIN DEC 17 1985 REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD DECEMBER 17, 1985 1 :15 P.M. BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont, Texas, met in regular session this the 17th day of December, 1935, 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 C. A. Shelton Interim City Manager Hugh Earnest Asst. City Manager Lane Nichols City Attorney -000- The Invocation was given by the Reverend Weldon Langley, pastor of First Baptist Church. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Neild. -000- The following Consent Agenda items were considered: Approval of the Minutes of the regular City Council session held December 10, 1985; Resolution 35-431 approving the pledge of $300,000 in securities by Texas Commerce Bank Beaumont, N. A. , to be used as collateral for City deposits; Resolution 85-432 authorizing payment of $2,446.00 to Binswanger Glass Company for repairs to a glass door and a 59-5/8 inch by 94-3/8 inch glass panel that were broken at the R. C. Miller Memorial Library; Resolution 85-433 authorizing purchase of a 3/4-ton passenger van from J K Chevrolet at $10,906.02 to replace a 1973 GMC 3/4-ton van for use by the Parks and Recreation Department; Resolution 85-434 aut'norizirng the execution of a contract with James Peterson for sale and acceptance of a general roadway and utility easement on Parcel 5 of the Highland Avenue Thoroughfare Improvement Program at $860.00; Resolution 85-435 authorizing payment of $2,520.00 for Standard and Poors services to the Library system (Standard & Poors Stock Survey, Bond Survey, Industry Survey, etc. ); -286- December 17, 1985 Resolution 85-436 authorizing emergency repairs to a landfill bulldozer by Mustang, Tractor at $8,093; Resolution 35-437 authorizing purchase of four (4) pump volutes to be used in the repairing of four (4) sludge pumps for the Water Reclamation Division from Pump Specialists, Inc. , at $4,424.00; and Resolution 35-433 authorizing purchase of two (2) portable sequential automatic samplers for use by the WaterReclamation Division from Isco, Inc. , at $3,326.00. 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 wished to address Council concerning agenda items 1 through 8. -000- Ordinance No. 35-128 setting January 14, 1936, at 5:30 p.m. , as the date and time for a public hearing concerning the propriety of Gulf_ States Utilities' request for a rate increase was considered: ORDINANCE NO. 85-123 ENThrLED AN ORDINANCE SETTING A PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMING THE PROPRIETY OF THE REQUESTED INCREASE IN UTILITY RATES BY GULF STATES UTILITIES. The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumlay and seconded by Councilman Weisbach. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 35-439 authorizing the extension of time of issuance of $7.0 million in bonds by the Beaumont Industrial Development Corporation for the Waterford Hotel, Ltd. for one year was approved on a motion made by Councilman Weisbach and seconded by Councilman Deshotel. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 85-440 withdrawing from arbitration with the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 399 at the Union's request was approved on a motion made by Councilman Turner and seconded by Councilman Brumley. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -287- December 17, 1935 Resolution 85-441 authorizing execution of a participation agreement with the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation for construction of railroad signals and protective devices at the Santa Fe Railroad crossing on Corley Street (City share at $13,750 - total project estimated at $100,000) was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumley and seconded by Councilman Turner. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None (Resolution reconsidered later in the session to correct amount of money required for City's share. ) -000- Resolution 85-442 authorizing purchase of 27 various sizes of couplings and clamps for the Water and Sewer Service Center inventory from Golden Triangle Pipe and Water Supply at $27,513.07 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumley and seconded by Councilman Weisbach. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 85-443 authorizing purchase of 1,500 tons of cold mix limestone rock asphalt pavement for use by the Street Division from White's Mines at $40,380.00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Turner and seconded by Councilman Brumley. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 85-444 approving funding from the Community Development Block Grant Program for Social Service Facility Rehabilitation Projects and execution of contracts with subrecipients (Beaumont Junior Forum at $15,000, Jefferson County Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse - Unity House at $17,000, Land Manor, Inc. - Franklin House at $11,000, Melton Branch - YMCA at $17,000, P.O.W.E.R. , Inc. at $19,000, Some Other Place at $3,000 and Stewart's Halfway House at $5,600) was approved on a motion made by Councilman Deshotel and seconded by Councilman Turner. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 85-445 authorizing purchase of an easement for right-of-way required for the Crockett Connector Project - Parcel No. 5 - at $33,105.60 and authorizing execution of a Quitclaim Deed to Southern Pacific Transportation Company for a portion of land out of the Noah Tevis League was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumley and seconded by Councilman Deshotel. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- -238- December 17, 1935 Resolution 85-441 authorizing execution of a participation agreement with the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation for construction of railroad signals and protective devices at the Santa Fe Railroad crossing on Corley Street was reconsidered to correct the amount of the City's share of the project to $5,000. The corrected resolution was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumley and seconded by Councilman Deshotel. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Mayor Neild told citizens there were no Council sessions scheduled for December 24th or 31st but there is a possibility that a special session could be called for Monday, December 30th. -000- Mayor Neild wished "everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we just know that next year is going to be a better one than the one we've been through - and we not only wish that, we will that." -000- Ms. Cynthia Thomas, Route 3, Box 75, Apartment 155, addressed Council to complain about the poor condition of Helbig Road and told Council that a tire had blown and the frame bent when her car hit a pothole in the street. She asked that the City repair her vehicle. Mrs. Lessie Fontenot, Goliad Street, addressed Council to ask that additional time be granted for the rehabilitation of structure located at 1345 Lamar Street. Mrs. Fontenot told Council permits for rehabilitation had been purchased and the structure would become the residence for two of her sisters. (The structure was given a "raze within 30 days" order during the City Council session of November 19, 1935. ) Mrs. Eleana Hathway, 1010 N. 5th, addressed Council to request that "Old Town" section of the City be included in an extension of the Community Development Block Grant area. Mr. Raymond Chaison, 1130 Lamar, addressed Council to request that the Community Development Block Grant area not be extended because the current area has not been completed. Mr. J. C. Leggett, 1849 Washington Boulevard, addressed Council to say that he is opposed to contracting out garbage and sanitation services of the City. Mr. Mark Glick, 1415 Calder, told Council that he had "enlisted the aid of Dr. Donald Stone, president of the National Coalition of Improved State and Local Government, to design a strategic plan for the City of Beaumont. pie said Dr. Stone was the Executive Director of the Marshall Plan, one of two living members of the founding delegation to the United Nations and, most recently, he designed a structure for increasing organizational effectiveness in the State of New York. under Mario Cronan. The result of that plan showed an annual cost savings of $70.0 million in the first year. I wish to provide such a plan for the City of Beaumont. . . " -289- December 17, 1935 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- 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 December 17, 1985. Rosemarie Chiappetta Deputy City Clerk -290- December 17, 1985