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MIN JUN 02 1992 Y REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD JUNE 2, 1992 - 1:30 P.M. BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont, Texas, met in regular session this the 2nd day of June, 1992, with the following present: HONORABLE: Evelyn M. Lord Mayor Brian R. Alter Mayor Pro Tem Councilman At Large Andrew P. Cokinos Councilman At Large Lulu L. Smith Councilman, Ward I Guy N. Goodson Councilman, Ward II Audwin Samuel Councilman, Ward III Absent: David W. Moore Councilman, Ward IV Ray A. Riley City Manager Lane Nichols City Attorney Rosemarie Chiappetta City Clerk -000- The Invocation was given by the Reverend Mike Bradshaw of Washington Boulevard Christian Church. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Samuel. -000- One Proclamation was issued: "Management Week, " June 1-6, 1992 . -000- Mayor Lord, Mayor Pro Tem Alter and Councilman Samuel signed an "Adopt- A-Park" Agreement with Dr. Alan Coleman, Rotary Representative, and Bill Miranda, Chairman of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. Dr. Coleman said that in addition to the Beaumont Rotary Club's previous participation in providing finances and labor for pathways, benches and trash receptacles at Wuthering Heights Park, they desire to continue support for the park by joining the "Adopt-A-Park,, program and accepting responsibility for periodic general clean-up of trash and litter. -000- Ms. Jeanne Mitchell announced that Mr. David Star, Assistant Refinery Manager at Mobil Oil, had a presentation to make to the City. First, -126- June 2 , 1992 Y Mr. Star introduced Terry Taylor, Manager of the New Materials Management Group, and Sam Keith, Manager of the Olefins and Aeromatic Plant for Mobil Chemical. Mr. Star, on behalf of the Mobil Foundation, presented a check replica to Council in the amount of $33, 000. 00 to underwrite the Mo-Beau Summer Youth (Work Experience) Program for the third year. He said this grant will employ twenty high school seniors from Central and Westbrook High Schools to learn employable skills and provide needed services in the City of Beaumont's Parks, Library, Building Maintenance, Planning, Environmental Health, Engineering and Employee Relations Departments. -000- Ms. Sharon Eaves, President of the Soroptimist International Club of Beaumont, and Projects and Service Chairman, Patricia Linder, presented an eight volume set of Japanese Arts and Crafts Books for use at the Library valued at $20, 000. 00. Ms. Eaves displayed and described one volume of the gold embossed set and explained that each art medium volume has an accompanying video bound in a like covering. Ms. Eaves said she learned of the limited availability of these books at a Soroptimist convention in Dallas and that news piqued her interest because of Beaumont's Sister City, Beppu, Japan. Ms. Eaves and Ms. Linder expressed a desire that the addition of these volumes will advance international good-will and a knowledge of Japanese arts and crafts. Mayor Lord asked Library Director Maurine Gray to accept the books and videos on behalf of the City of Beaumont. -000- Mayor Lord recognized Corina Zappia, a Junior at Kelly High School and Second Place winner in the Ninth National High School Essay Contest conducted by the United Nations Association in the U.S.A. In addition to receiving a $750. 00 award, Corina and her teacher, Dr. Mary Gagne were flown to the United Nations in New York to meet with Secretary General Boutros-Ghali and to be presented at the annual United Nations' Ball. The topic of the essay was "Development and Environment: What Can the United Nations Do?" Mayor Lord said Corina will leave next week for Senigal, West Africa, for a one week tour of the United Nation's development programs in that country. On Corina's return from New York, Oleg Goldenshtein, her parallel winner in Moscow, accompanied her and will remain in Beaumont until June 4. Oleg is a first-year mathematics and computer science student at the Moldavian State University in Kishinev and winner in the Earth Summit contest conducted there simultaneously with the U.S.A. contest. Council congratulated the two winners, and Mayor Lord presented Oleg with an Honorary Citizenship Card. Corina said that in researching her essay material, she received a better understanding of today's problems and hopes that at the Earth Summit (to be held in Brazil later in the week) , ideas like hers and -127- June 2 , 1992 Oleg's will be considered and all countries will work together towards a better environmental future. In addition, Mayor Lord acknowledged the presence of Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Doyle of the United Nations Association. -000- Mayor Lord asked Staff to present a very recently received update of information concerning Agenda Item No. 2 approving the 1992 Community Development Block Grant Statement of Objectives and Projected Use of Funds. Community Development Director Richard Chappell reviewed a previous Staff concern that the $118, 000 request for parking lot improvements at the Schlesinger Geriatric Center could be deemed ineligible under Community Development Block Grant funding and require reimbursement to HUD from the City's General Fund and reported this request is found to be an eligible activity under the Public Facilities and Improvement category as opposed to a Public Service. -000- Citizen comment was invited on the Consent and Main Agenda Items 1 through 6 and 9 through 12 . No one wished to address these items. -000- The following Consent Agenda items were considered: Approval of the Minutes of the regular City Council session held May 19, 1992 ; Resolution No. 92-141 designating Ray A. Riley, Sterling R. Pruitt, Kandy Daniel, and Sara S. Culbreth as signatories for banking, investment, handwritten and facsimile purpose for any institutions the City Council has already or may designate as a depository for the City of Beaumont and as signatories for transaction with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Resolution No. 92-142 designating Rogers K. Coleman, Ross B. Snyder, Ray A. Riley, Sterling R. Pruitt, Kandy Daniel and Sara S. Culbreth as signatories on the Blue Cross Insurance Claims Account #050-07003908 with two signatures required and authorizing Kandy Daniel, Treasurer, Michaele Lafferty, Deputy Treasurer, Sterling R. Pruitt, Assistant City Manager, Ray A. Riley, City Manager, and Sara S. Culbreth, Finance Officer, to request electronic fund (wire) transfers of any and all City funds on deposit with Texas Commerce Bank; Resolution No. 92-143 authorizing an annual contract with Transit Mix Concrete Company for five sack ready mix concrete for use by the Street and Drainage Division and the Water Utilities Department at $52. 00 per cubic yard with an add or deduct of $4 . 00 per sack for different -128- June 2, 1992 0 mixtures and a charge of $10. 00 for partial loads of 2-1/4 to 4-3/4 cubic yards and $20.00 for 1/4 to 2 cubic yard loads; Resolution No. 92-144 authorizing a six-month contract with Major Brand Oil of Beaumont to furnish engine oil, hydraulic oil and automatic transmission fluid for the City's fleet in the amount of $22,560. 00 (15W-40 Engine Oil, $2 .84/gallon--$11, 360; 30W Engine Oil, $2 .74/gallon- -$2,740; Dextron II Automatic Transmission Fluid, $. 90/quart--$900; Type F Automatic Transmission Fluid, $. 90/quart--$900; and Hydraulic Oil, $2 . 22/gallon--$6, 600) at six locations; Resolution No. 92-145 authorizing an annual contract with Smart's Truck & Trailer Equipment, Inc. to provide wrecker services for towing of inoperable City vehicles: Towing--light duty, $16.75; Towing--heavy duty, $40. 00; Jump start--light duty, $5.00; Jump start--heavy duty, $15.00; Pull out--light duty, $16.75; Pull out--heavy duty, $40. 00; and Work time, $4 . 00 (1/10th hour) ; Resolution No. 92-146 accepting donation of a ten-foot utility easement located 340. 0 feet south of the intersection of Laurel Avenue and 23rd Street out of the Noah Tevis Survey from Dr. James H. Woodham, 121 North 23rd Street, for construction of a sanitary sewer line; Resolution No. 92-147 accepting Street and Storm Sewer Improvements: New York Boulevard, formerly Whitson's Way; Arkansas from New York Boulevard approximately 183 feet west to and including the cul-de-sac; Arkansas from New York Boulevard approximately 418 feet east to and including the cul-de-sac; North Nevada from New York Boulevard approximately 568 feet east to East Nevada; East Nevada from North Nevada approximately 240 feet southeast to Type III barricade; Mississippi from New York Boulevard approximately 351 feet west to and including the cul-de-sac; Mississippi from New York Boulevard approximately 516 feet east to East Nevada; and Oklahoma from the cul- de-sac on Mississippi approximately 220 feet north to the cul-de-sac on North Nevada; and Water and Sanitary Improvements: Lots 1 through 12, Block 1; Lots 1 through 11, Block 2 ; Lots 1 through 11, Block 3 ; Lots 1 through 5, Block 4; Lots 1 through 11, Block 5; Lots 1 through 4, Block 6; and Lots 1 through 6, Block 7 ; to Washington West - Unit One for continuous maintenance contingent upon filing of the final plat complete with filings of dedication of all rights-of-way and easements shown required on the preliminary and final plats; and Resolution No. 92-148 accepting the $12,924. 00 bid of Bellard's Drapery & Carpet of Beaumont for purchase and installation of ceramic and vinyl tile for the first floor of City Hall. The Consent Agenda was approved on a motion made Councilman Cokinos and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Alter. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -129- June 2 , 1992 Y Resolution No. 92-149 approving revisions to the Beaumont Municipal Transit System ADA Paratransit Plan submitted to the Federal Transportation Administration was introduced by Mr. Riley. Mr. Tom Warner, Public Works Director, reviewed the Beaumont Municipal Transit System Responses to the 30 Day Review Letter on ADA Paratransit Plan with Council. Mr. Warner said that a six month review of ridership was planned to determine how many addition paratransit vehicles would be needed to implement the new program, but FTA has requested a "best guess" on demand estimates using calculations in the guidelines. On this basis, the "best guess" is that two additional paratransit vans will be needed to supplement the three presently in operation. Mr. Warner explained the current 28-hour weekday STS service operation and the proposed 56- hour weekday STS service operation with the two additional vans. Mr. Warner addressed a timetable of events: June, 1992 , present recommendation to Council to purchase three additional vans (one replacement) and hire another four operators for the STS Program; September, 1992, approve FY 1993 grant; December, 1992, go to bid for vehicles; March, 1993, delivery of vehicles and implementation of expanded service; May, 1993, evaluate system; and June, 1993, review system in operation, demand estimates and determine if additional vehicles will be required. He said information regarding operating capital budgets for the next five fiscal years was requested and said that for FY 1993, paratransit vans may be purchased with the City's 10% share being $20, 000 and the Federal 90% share for $180, 000 with operating expenses for six month on a 50/50 share at $151, 300 each; FY 1994, no capital outlay and operating expenses on a 50/50 share at $211, 350 each; FY 1995, City' s 10% share of capital outlay at $30, 000 and 90% Federal outlay to replace three 1989 and one 1983 model paratransit vehicles and operating expenses on a 50/50 share at $222, 600 each; FY 1996, no capital outlay and operating expenses on a 50/50 share at $232,400 each; and FY 1997 , no capital outlay and operating expenses on a 50/50 share at $243, 800 each. Mr. Warner said that from 1993 through 1997 revenues should range from $24, 600 to approximately $32, 600. He discussed presumptive eligibility use for more than 21 days; clarification of the administrative appeals process through the Assistant Manager to the General Manager and the Director of Public Works; public participation information; accessible formats available to anyone who makes the request; documentation of public notice with five exhibits and the public participation process; and documentation that the demand estimates and budgets have been presented to Council by adoption of this amended resolution. Resolution No. 92-149 amending the Beaumont Municipal Transit System ADA Paratransit Plan as presented by Mr. Warner was approved on a motion made by Councilman Cokinos and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Alter. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -130- June 2, 1992 Y Resolution No. 92-150 authorizing approval of a Final 1992 Community Development Block Grant Statement of Objectives and Projected Use of Funds: HOUSING--$431, 000 (Housing Rehabilitation, $113, 000; HOPE Program, $35, 000; Housing Acquisition, $283, 000) , PUBLIC FACILITIES AND IMPROVEMENTS--$1, 197, 000 (Health Department Building, $630, 000; Northend Recreation Center, $150, 000; Neighborhood Improvement Projects, $60, 000; Volunteer Center, $100, 000; Neches Park Tenant Association, $15, 000; Charlton Pollard Day Care Center, $50, 000; Beaumont Food Bank, $67, 000; Northridge Manor/PHA, $125, 000) , PLANNING AND CAPACITY BUILDING--$25, 000 (BUILD, Inc. ) ; and ADMINISTRATION-- $335, 000 (Personnel and Operating Expenses) for a total of $1,988,000 was considered. Discussion included Schlesinger Geriatric Center's eligibility established under the Public Facilities and Improvement category, but was not included for funding at this time. Resolution No. 92-150 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Smith and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Alter. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution No. 92-151 authorizing a contract with "People Organized for Excellence in Education" to administer a Texas Academic Assessment Skills (TAAS) preparation course for at-risk second graders of the Beaumont Independent School District beginning June 8, 1992 , in the amount of $17, 000. 00 out of the 1991 Community Development Block Grant funds, was approved on a motion made by Councilman Cokinos and seconded by Councilman Goodson. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution No. 92-152 authorizing an annual contract with APAC-Texas, Inc. for cement stabilized base in the amount of $14.55 per ton, loaded on City trucks at the vendor's plants, for use by the Streets and Drainage Division for repair and replacement of driveways and storm sewers was approved on a motion made by Councilman Goodson and seconded by Councilman Cokinos. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution No. 92-153 authorizing an annual contract with Coburn Supply to supply polyethylene pipe: Smooth Interior Corrugated Pipe, $4. 08/lf. for 1511, $5.56/lf. for 1811, $9. 08/lf. for 2411, and $19 .28/lf. for 3611--Split Couplings, $4. 13/ea. for 1511, $4 .85/ea. for 1811, $6. 12/ea. for 24" ; and $15. 30/ea. for 3611--Tees, $100.98/ea. for 1511, $143 .82/ea. for 1811 , $198. 90/ea. for 24" ; and $386.58/ea. for 36" for -131- June 2, 1992 Y use by the Street and Drainage Division for driveway replacements in conjunction with the ditching operation was approved on a motion made by Councilman Goodson and seconded by Councilman Smith. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution No. 92-154 authorizing purchase of Computer Aided Dispatch Software and Integrated Records Management Systems Software in the amount of $149, 000. 00, modifications at $8, 000.00 and data conversion at $95. 00 per hour, estimated to cost $3, 000. 00, from A. L. Roark Software Systems for a total of $160, 000. 00 for the Police Department out of the Confiscated Goods Fund was approved on a motion made by Councilman Samuel and seconded by Councilman Cokinos. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Ordinance No. 92-43 granting issuance of a Specific Use Permit to allow horticulture specialties, including retail sales, at Galway Drive and Gladys Avenue, at the request of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Eslick, with two provisions: (1) no driveway access from Galway permitted, and (2) fences and trees at the intersection should be installed so as not to block the view of drivers, was considered: ORDINANCE NO 92-43 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE ISSUING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW HORTICULTURAL SPECIALTIES, INCLUDING RETAIL SALES, ON LOT 3 AND THE EAST 92 .5 FEET OF LOT 2, BLOCK 37, DOWLEN WEST ADDITION, UNIT 19, ZONED NC (NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL) AND RM- H (RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE-FAMILY DWELLING - HIGHEST DENSITY) , BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Ordinance No. 92-43 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Cokinos and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Alter. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Ordinance No. 92-44 granting issuance of a Specific Use Permit to allow the New Day Deliverance Holiness Church to construct a new church building on the church's present site zoned RM-H (Residential Multiple- Family Dwelling - Highest Density) in the Oakwood Addition, was considered: -132- June 2, 1992 Y ORDINANCE NO. 92-44 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE ISSUING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW THE CONSTRUCTION OF A CHURCH ON PROPERTY ZONED RM-H (RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE - FAMILY DWELLING - HIGHEST DENSITY) ON LOTS 1,2 , 3, 18,20,21, AND 22, BLOCK 17, OAKWOOD ADDITION, BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Ordinance No. 92-44 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Smith and seconded by Councilman Cokinos. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Ordinance No. 92-45 abandoning the north 10 feet by 25 feet of a 10 by 100 foot dedicated utility easement which extends north of Park Lane, a private street, at the request of Ronnie Walker was considered: ORDINANCE NO. 92-45 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE ABANDONING THE NORTH 10 FEET BY 25 FEET OF A 10 FOOT BY 100 FOOT UTILITY EASEMENT LYING BETWEEN LOTS 1 AND 2, HIGHLAND ESTATES SUBDIVISION, BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Ordinance No. 92-45 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Cokinos and seconded by Councilman Smith. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Ordinance No. 92-46 abandoning the undeveloped 30 foot wide by 330 foot long street right-of-way extending north and south along the east side of Block 124, Cartwright 2nd Addition, requested by Dexter Green to construct a moderately-sized home, was considered: ORDINANCE NO 92-46 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE ABANDONING A 30 FOOT WIDE STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY LYING ADJACENT TO BLOCK 124, CARTWRIGHT 2ND ADDITION, BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Ordinance No. 92-46 was approved on a motion made by Mayor Pro Tem Alter and seconded by Councilman Cokinos. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -133- June 2, 1992 6 Resolution No. 92-155 awarding a contract to Regal Food Service, Inc. of Houston to supply approximately 800 meals per day, in the amount of $1.55 each, to feed needy children through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) (funded through a grant from the Department of Agriculture and administered by the Texas Department of Human Services) at Alice Keith, Magnolia, Roberts, Carroll Street, Cottonwood, and Sprott Parks was approved on a motion made by Mayor Pro Tem Alter and seconded by Councilman Samuel. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution No. 92-156 authorizing an agreement with Retail Merchants Association for collection agency services of delinquent accounts on demolition charges, litter and weed abatements, alarm fees,landfill usage fees and EMS charges for a two (2) year period and a second two (2) year renewable option with a 25% commission rate for collected accounts less than one (1) year old and 40% for collected accounts older than one (1) year was approved on a motion made by Councilman Smith and seconded by Councilman Samuel. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- A Public Hearing was called to consider the sixteen (16) below listed dilapidated structures found to be in violation of the City of Beaumont's Dangerous Structure ordinance, Article III, Section 14-50: 831 Gladys (Commercial) - Rosie M. Mickens, owner (7 violations) , Staff recommendation to raze within 30 days; 1249 Caldwell - Faye Cromwell, owner (25 violations) , Staff recommendation to raze within 30 days; 2424 Texas - Stephen R. Daigre, owner (16 violations) , Staff recommendation to raze or repair within 30 days; 2115 Texas - Eunice Barlow, owner (17 violations) , Staff recommendation to raze within 30 days; 3250 Grand - Don H. Villery, owner (19 violations) , Staff recommendation to raze within 30 days; 2125 W. Gill - Eugene Patrick, owner (21 violations) , Staff recommendation to raze within 30 days; 2150 Gill - Harvey Holman, owner (23 violations) , Staff recommendation to raze within 30 days; 1111 Hazel - Heriberto M. Herrera, owner ( 21 violations) , Staff recommendation to raze within 30 days; 1625 Gilbert - John W. Welch, owner (20 violations) , Staff recommendation to raze within 30 days; 385 Frederick (Garage Apt.) - Lamar University Foundation, owner (20 violations) , Staff recommendation to raze within 30 days; 385 Frederick - Lamar University Foundation c/o Bess Stahl, owner (19 violations) , Staff recommendation to raze or repair within 30 days; 4235-39 Sullivan - Richard Hegele, Jr. , owner (19 violations) , Staff recommendation to raze within 30 days; 4110 Brandon - Colleen Hatcher c/o Darleen Gallier Wisby, owner (21 violations) , Staff recommendation to raze within 30 days; 1007 Harriot (A, B, C) - Howard Burris, owner (17 violations) , Staff recommendation to raze or repair -134- June 2, 1992 Y within 30 days; 2440 Harriot (Rear) - Alvin G. Randolph, owner (21 violations) , Staff recommendation to raze within 30 days; and 2845 Houston - Carrie Clark c/o E. C. Mann, owner (25 violations) , Staff recommendation to raze within 30 days. These parcels of property have been inspected, are vacant, and found to be in violation of Article III, Section 14-50 of the Code of Ordinances. Notices have been sent to owners by Certified Mail and published in the Beaumont Enterprise. The twelve (12) structures listed below have been condemned by City Council and the owners ordered to either raze or repair them within specified time frames. Reinspection of these structures have revealed non-compliance with the Council 's order. The Environmental Health Division of the Administrative Services Department is requesting authorization from City Council to demolish these structures in accordance with the Dangerous Structure Ordinance and charge the property owners with the cost of demolition. 1495 Avalon, 3010 Brenham, 3010 Brenham (Shed) , 1532 Cable, 3320 Cleveland, 1515 Forsythe (Rear) , 1620 Glendale, 2405 Harriot, 2464 Harriot, 2110 Lela (Shed) , 2106 Plum, and 1935 May. Mr. Heriberto M. Herrera, 1113 Hazel, addressed Council regarding the property at 1111 Hazel. After a discussion, Mr. Herrera was referred to Staff for demolition permit information. There being no one else to address Council, the Public Hearing was closed. Ordinance No. 92-47 declaring certain dilapidated structures to be public nuisances and ordering their repair or removal by their owners was considered: ORDINANCE NO. 92-47 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FINDING CERTAIN STRUCTURES TO BE PUBLIC NUISANCES AND ORDERING THEIR REPAIR OR DEMOLITION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR A PENALTY. Ordinance No. 92-47 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Cokinos and seconded by Councilman Goodson. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Mayor Lord announced that an Executive Session will be held following the City Council meeting in accordance with Section 2 (g) of the Texas -135- June 2, 1992 Y Open Meetings Act to discuss appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a public officer or employee and in accordance with Section 2 (e) to discuss contemplated or pending litigation: Wanda Kaluzny v. The City of Beaumont and The Claim of David Shows. -000- councilman Cokinos asked the City Manager to initiate action regarding repair of railroad tracks at Long and Magnolia Streets, Grand and Long, Laurel, McFaddin, Liberty and Calder. He reported receiving many complaints from citizens about the condition of the tracks. Mayor Pro Tem. Alter congratulated the Clean Community Commission for a very successful Paint-A-Thon project sponsored by Valspar and the Clean Community Commission. Participants and volunteers included Austin Industrial, Valspar, KCI & Kentucky Fried Chicken, Service Painting and Home Health, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Petrocon Engineering, Mobil Oil, J & M Construction and the Program for Human Services, Steel Painters, Brand Scaffolding and Haynes Enterprises. Councilman Samuel verified dates for summer Council meetings and requested a Workshop Session on July 7 to evaluate implementation of a Civilian Review Board. He asked that Staff collect data from other cities that have this type of board and consideration be given to legal ramifications with these boards in the Workshop. -000- Mr. Archie Rogers, 3425 French Road, addressed Council as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Schlesinger Geriatric Center and extended an invitation for Council to visit the Center. Mr. Rogers discussed the operation, finances and budget of Schlesingers and expressed pride in the recent changes and progress. Mr. Ed Dix, 1420 Continental Lane, a member of the Board of Trustees for Schlesingers, said he is also proud of the establishment and the quality of care offered there. He said there were no deficiencies in the last State inspection of Schlesingers, and they were the only health care facility to receive this perfect record in Texas this year. He added his invitation to visit the Center and expressed appreciation for any funding consideration through Community Development Block Grant funds. Mr. Jesse B. Snider, 5580 Scenic Drive, presented a petition to Council with approximately thirty-five (35) names requesting assistance with excessive traffic caused by vehicles using Scenic Drive as a cut-off between Major Drive and Highway 105. Mr. Snider suggested erecting a barrier at one end of Scenic Drive or installing speed bumps. Mr. Snider was directed to speak with Tom Warner, Public Works Director, to discuss a possible solution. -136- June 2, 1992 Ms. Carmen Jules, 1469 Interstate 10 East, addressed Council to complain of lack of response to African-American citizens, City nepotism rules, allegations of wrongful termination of Gwen Leday and Police brutality and asked for an investigation of the Police Department in various areas. Mrs. Sarah Hudson, 1760 Terrell, addressed Council to complain of Police brutality and settlement of cases and in support of the Reverend Leday's action on behalf of his daughter. Mr. Jim Ferrell, 5670 Scenic Drive, addressed Council to add his complaint of serious traffic problems on Scenic Drive, the danger to pedestrians and asked for assistance with the problem. Ms. Margaret Carter, 1520 Rikisha, addressed Council in support of sidewalks, regarding clarification of use of confiscated drug money and the possibility of returning some of the money back to the community through civic organizations for drug intervention. Ms. Carter was instructed to speak with Public Works Director Tom Warner regarding sidewalk installation, to contact the Finance Department for information regarding past uses of confiscated drug money and to feel free to submit any constructive ideas for use of that money to Council. The Reverend (Samuel) Leday, operator of a business at 1445 Lindberg, addressed Council to thank Councilman Samuel for introducing the idea of a Citizens Review Board. Mr. Henry Dannenbaum, 1567 Wall Street, addressed Council regarding various concerns. -000- There being no other business, the Regular Session of City Council was recessed to reconvene in Executive 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 June 2, 1992 . Rosemarie Chiappetta City Clerk -137- June 2, 1992