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MIN JAN 28 1992 REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD JANUARY 28, 1992 - 1:30 P.M. BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont, Texas, met in regular session this the 28th day of January, 1992, with the following present: HONORABLE: Evelyn M. Lord Mayor Lulu L. Smith Mayor Pro Tem Councilman, Ward I Andrew P. Cokinos Councilman At Large Audwin Samuel Councilman, Ward III David W. Moore Councilman, Ward IV Absent: Brian R. Alter Councilman At Large Guy N. Goodson Councilman, Ward II Ray A. Riley City Manager Lane Nichols City Attorney Rosemarie Chiappetta City Clerk -000- The Invocation was given by the Reverend Timothy Green, Associate Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mr. Henry Dannenbaum. -000- - gift basket filled with items from Bando's (local caterers and specialty restaurant) was presented to Mayor Lord and City Council from Student Body President Brian Weaver and Vice-President Michael Maloney on behalf of Kelly High School 's celebration of Catholic Schools Week. Brian Weaver said that during this week, it is the custom of Kelly High School to present tokens of appreciation to supporters of Kelly High School and the community. -000- Citizen comment was invited on the Consent and Main Agenda items. No one wished to address these subjects. -000- The following Consent Agenda items were considered: Approval of the Minutes of the regular City Council session held -25- January 28, 1992 January 21, 1992 ; and Resolution No. 92-30 authorizing a License to Encroach to Stephen D. and Leila M. Hughes, through application of Attorney Michael A. Boyd, for a 164-foot section of sidewalk extending 3 .5 feet onto the street right-of- way at 3385 Fannin Street, described as a 1. 374 acre tract of land out of the David Brown Survey, Abstract 5, for a one-time fee of $500. 00 and subject to a 30-day cancellation clause. The Consent Agenda was approved on a motion made by Councilman Cokinos and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Smith. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Ordinance No. 92-6 abandoning the east 3 feet of a 20-foot-wide general utility easement lying along the rear line of Lots 30-35, Block 3, Meadowlands Addition, Section One, at the request of the Home Builders Association of the Sabine Area, to remove the encroachment of a garage extending 2 .4 feet onto the easement in the rear of the residence at 6325 Durango (Lot 32) at the southwest corner of Durango and Sierra Circle, was considered: ORDINANCE NO. 92-6 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE ABANDONING THE EAST 3 FEET OF A 20 FOOT WIDE GENERAL UTILITY EASEMENT LYING ALONG THE REAR LINES OF LOTS 30-35, BLOCK 3, MEADOWLANDS ADDITION, SECTION ONE, BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Ordinance No. 92-6 was approved on a motion made by Mayor Pro Tem Smith and seconded by Councilman Cokinos. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Ordinance No. 92-7 amending the City code to reflect the new solid waste management plan including citywide curbside recycling collections to be implemented February 3, 1992, with three separate collections provided every household once a week on the same day: collection of garbage and trash in 90-gallon containers, collection of recyclable materials in 23 .5 gallon bins, and collection of yard waste in bags or boxes; maintaining the standard service fee at $10.89 per month with providing certain discounts; a monthly fee for one additional container at $2.50 ; and an additional $3.25 monthly fee for twice-a-week garbage and trash collection was considered: -26- January 28, 1992 ORDINANCE NO. 92-7 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SOLID WASTE COLLECTION DEFINITIONS, REGULATIONS AND FEES TO PROVIDE FOR CITY-WIDE RECYCLING; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL; AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. There was a discussion of Sec. 28-20. 15 Scavenging of recyclable materials. . . , charges filed and fines imposed upon conviction and questions were raised about recycling preparation and availability of additional recycling containers. Ordinance No. 92-7 was approved on a motion made by Mayor Pro Tem Smith and seconded by Councilman Samuel. Question: Ayes: Mayor Lord Nayes: Councilman Mayor Pro Tem Cokinos Smith Councilman Samuel Councilman Moore -000- Resolution No. 92-31 accepting the donation of Kenneth E. Ruddy of the property located between Forrest and Cable, bordered by Caldwell and Spruce, Lots 1-12, Block 55 of the North Addition, for construction of new homes for low-to-moderate income families by the Beaumont Innovative Housing Development Corporation was approved on a motion made by Mayor Pro Tem Smith and seconded by Councilman Samuel. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution No. 92-32 authorizing filing an application for a $41,000 matching grant for Fiscal 1992 from the Emergency Shelter Grants Program to be used at the Emergency Shelter for the Homeless operated for the City by Trinity Valley Baptist Association at 875 College Street, for operations, maintenance and repairs to the building under the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, was considered. Councilman Moore requested a statistical report of the number of people utilizing the shelter by age and sex and the number that acquire employment while a resident of the shelter to use to measure the effectiveness of the services provided in addition to serving meals. Resolution .No. 92-32 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Cokinos and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Smith. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -27- January 28, 1992 Resolution No. 92-33 authorizing purchase of general ledger, accounts payable, budget, purchasing, inventory and asset management software from HTE, Inc. , of Orlando, Florida, in the amount of $63, 000 plus $85. 00 per hour for training costs ($11,560 for an estimated 136 hours) and approximately $7,766 in travel expenses for an estimated total cost of $82, 326. 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Moore and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem. Smith. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Councilman Moore reported the South Park Neighborhood Association elected officers and had an interesting meeting last week with an exchange of ideas and interaction with State Representative Al Price. Councilman Moore said the Association continues to progress, and wants to convey their thanks for Council and City staff assistance. Councilman Cokinos congratulated Beaumont Police Officers Gerald LeChance and David Froman for being selected as the 1992 Law Enforcement Officers of the Year by the 100 Club. Also, Councilman Cokinos congratulated Mark Arrington of Community Facilities for receiving the Doris Johnson Service Award for the City of Beaumont and also congratulated runners-up Dorothy Hayes of the Fire Department and Martha Woods of the Police Department. Mayor Pro Tem Smith added congratulations to all City employees and said the first annual City of Beaumont Employee Service Awards Banquet was very well done. She reminded Council that the 1992 season of "Sunday in the Park" will probably begin in April and said she will keep them informed. Mayor Lord echoed all the previous congratulations, expressed gratitude for those responsible for planning the Employees Service Awards Banquet and said the banquet was a lot of fun. Mayor Lord reported that she attended the U. S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. last week, and it was a rewarding and interesting meeting that provided opportunity to learn what's new. The Democratic presidential hopefuls appeared before a panel of mayors for two hours and expressed their views on subjects such as urban issues. Mayor Lord said it was a pleasure to be one of the mayors invited to meet Vice-President Dan Quale for a chat, and that she also had opportunity to meet with Washington Assistant Carolyn Chaney and to stop in with her at HHS at a very gratuitous time because of plans in the area of crime and juvenile gang violence programs coming up. Mayor Lord expressed a desire to have Mrs. Chaney come to Beaumont soon to provide Council with a Washington update. -000- Mr. Henry Dannenbaum, 1567 Wall Street, addressed Council in support of -28- January 28, 1992 the Police and Fire Departments, the recycling program, drug and gang programs, and possessing a friendly attitude. -000- Mayor Lord announced that an Executive session will be conducted following Workshop Session in accordance with Section 2 (e) of the Texas Open Meetings Act to discuss the claim of Municipal Administrative services. -000- There being no other business, the Regular Session of City Council was adjourned to reconvene in Workshop Session. -000- I, Rosemarie Chiappetta, 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 January 28, 1992. Rosemarie Chiappetta City Clerk -29- January 28, 1992