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MIN DEC 30 1985 SPECIAL SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD DECEMBER 30, 1985 -- 1 :15 P.M. BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont, Texas, met in Special Session this the 30th 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 Audwin Samuel Councilman, Ward III x David W. Moore Councilman, Ward IV Absent: Joseph D. Deshotel Councilman At Large C. A. Shelton Interim City Manager Hugh Earnest Asst. City Manager Lane Nichols City Attorney Myrtle Corgey City Clerk (Councilman Moore arrived late. ) -000- The Invocation was given by the Reverend David Snowden, pastor of Roberts Avenue United Methodist 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 17, 1985; 2esolution 85-446 confirming the City Manager's reappointment of Robert Edwards to the Civil Service Commission, term to expire January 31 , 1937, and reappointing the Reverend Amos Landry to the Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, term to expire September 30, 1987; Resolution 35-447 authorizing purchase of 20 wooden stringers for emergency repairs of the Brakes Bayou ridge at the Pine Street Landfill from Conroe Creosoting Company, Conroe, Texas at $1,631.20 (emergency purchase needed to meet the Landfill closure date of August 31, 1986); Resolution 85-448 accepting a Prescription Medication Grant in the amount of $14,000 to the Beaumont Community Health Clinic from the South. East Texas Regional Planning Commission under the Community Services Block Grant Program; -291- December 30, 1985 Resolution 85-449 authorizing execution of a lease renewal with the Neches Valley Producers Assosciation on the Farmer-s ,Market site at Interstate 10 at St. Helena Street (a 2.72 acre tract of land out of the James Drake Survey located at St. Helena Street and the Santa Fe Railroad) ; Resolution 85-450 authorizing purchase of Parcel No. 115, a 3,172 square feet tract out of the David Brown League, Abstract 5 from Mr. and Mrs. Paul Prejean at $27,000, for the M. L. King, Jr. Parkway/Spur 330 Phase III Project; authorizing the City Manager to grant an easement to Kansas City Southern Railway Company for relocation of their railroad Eacilities; and authorizing execution of a deed conveying the property to the State subject to the easement; Resolution 85-451 authorizing purchase of Parcel No. 181, a 10,258 square feet tract of land out of David Brown League, Abstract 5, from Jesse J. George, Jr. , at $77,500 for the M. L. King, Jr. Parkway/Spur 380 Phase III Project. The Consent Agenda was approved on a motion made by Councilman Weisbach and seconded by Councilman Brumley. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- No citizens wished to address City Council concerning Agenda Items 2 through 7. -000- Ordinance No. 85-129 abandoning a one-foot by 32.5-foot section of the Ninth Street right-of-way described as Lot 26, Block 44, Averill Addition, located at 2510 Calder (requested by Jerry J. Nathan for E. J. Dafoe, Inc. , owner of the existing car wash that encroaches on Ninth Street) was considered: ORDINNANCE NO. 85-129 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE VACATING AND ABANDONING A 1-FOOT BY 32.5-FOOT SECTION OF THE NINTH STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY. The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Councilman Samuel and seconded by Councilman Turner. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: 'None -000- (Councilman Moore arrived during consideration of this item. ) Ordinance No. 85-130 declaring a 90-day moratorium on the issuance of building permits for the installation of signs (billboards) was considered: -292- December 30, 1935 ORDINANCE NO. 85-130 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE DECLARING A MORATORIUM ON THE ISSUANCE OF BUILDING PERMITS FOR THE INSTALLATION OF CERTAIN ADVERTISING SIGNS WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT. The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumley and seconded by Councilman Samuel. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- A resolution authorizing employment of O'Brien-Kreitzberg and Assosciates to perform a prudency audit relating to the Gulf States Utilities Company rate increase request was considered. Council members expressed their concerns for the City employing this firm for the audit, saying this is something they felt the Public Utilities Commission should do. After a lengthy discussion, a motion to approve the resolution was made by Councilman Weisbach and seconded by Councilman Brumley. Question: Ayes: Councilman Nayes: Mayor Neild Weisbach Councilman Turner Councilman Councilman Moore Brumley Councilman Samuel The resolution failed to pass. Councilman Turner requested that staff "solicit from the PUC's staff an answer to the question whether or not they will participate . . . '° City Attorney Nichols told Council he "will call the Executive Director of the PUC and ask him that and try to get you an answer in writing." -000- A resolution awarding contracts for grounds maintenance of the Civic Center Complex at $26,700 and the Athletic Complex at $25,700 with M & R Cleaning and Downtown Litter with Alamo Lawn at $19,200 and Arterial Streets Litter with Beaumont Products at $95,265 was deferred at the request of staff for additional study by staff. -000- Resolution 85-452 accepting a donation of Lots 1 , 2, 3 and 4 in Block 54 of the Van Wormer Addition from Mrs. Dorothy Gordon Schier was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumley and seconded by Councilman Moore. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -293- December 30, 1985 Resolution 85-453 awarding annual maintenance contracts with Helena Labs at $10,474 for the computer at the Police Department and with IBM for the computer at Water Reclamation Division at $7,732 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumley and seconded by Councilman Weisbach. Question: Ayes: Mayor Neild Abstained: Councilman Moore Councilman Turner Councilman Weisbach Councilman Brumley Councilman Samuel -000- Resolution 85-454 authorizing the lease/purchase of a copier for the Central Stores Division from Office Development Systems, Inc. at $14,011.00 for 35 months was approved on a motion made by Councilman Brumley and seconded by Councilman Turner. Question: Ayes: Mayor Nield Abstained: Councilman Councilman Samuel Turner Councilman Moore Councilman Weisbach Councilman Brumley -000- Mr. John A. Johnson, 190 S. Parkway, representing a group known as "Save the Triangle," requested that "Council hold a non-binding referendum in the near future to allow the public an opportunity to express its wishes as to what name, either Golden Triangle or Triplex, shall be used when referring to our region in Southeast Texas. While we will not be approaching each Council individually, we would like to extend this request to every City Council in the Golden Triangle . . . " -000- City Manager Shelton reminded City Council of the 10:00 A.M. , Thursday, raising of the official Sesquicentennial Flag. -000- There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. -000- I, Myrtle Corgey, City Clerk of the City of Beaumont, Texas, certify that the above is a true copy of the Minutes of the special City Council session held December 30, 1935. Myrtle Corgey City Clerk -294- December 30, 1985