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MIN JUN 30 1992 REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD JUNE 30, 1992 - 1:30 P.M. BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont, Texas, met in regular session this the 30th day of June, 1992, with the following present: HONORABLE: Evelyn M. Lord Mayor Andrew P. Cokinos Councilman At Large Lulu L. Smith Councilman, Ward I Guy N. Goodson Councilman, Ward II Audwin Samuel* Councilman, Ward III David W. Moore Councilman, Ward IV Absent: Brian R. Alter Mayor Pro Tem Councilman At Large Ray A. Riley City Manager Lane Nichols City Attorney Rosemarie Chiappetta City Clerk *Councilman Samuel arrived at 1:40 p.m. before Main Agenda Item No. 1. -000- The Invocation was given by the Reverend James Blackwell of South Park Baptist Church. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Cokinos and Mr. Tom Harken. -000- Two Proclamations were issued: "Picture Perfect Weather Day, " July 4, 1992 (recognizing parade and planned patriotic activities) ; and a Proclamation declaring Beaumont as the "Flag Waving Capitol of Texas. " (Mr. Tom Harken has donated over 300 flags for the 4th of July parade and special tee shirts have been designed for the occasion by Jeremy Shawn, a Westbrook High School student. Mr. Harken and Mr. Ted Blanton, Parade Chairman, presented flags, tee shirts and caps to Council. ) -000- Citizen comment was invited on the Consent and Main agendas. No one wished to address these items. -145- June 30, 1992 The following Consent Agenda items were considered: Approval of the Minutes of the regular City Council session held June 16, 1992 ; Resolution No. 92-171 appointing Marva Provo to the Planning Commission for a term expiring July 31, 1993 ; Resolution No. 92-172 authorizing purchase of sixteen (16) IBM 3477 color display stations for use by the Police Department from IBM Corporation in the amount of $19, 072 . 00; Resolution No. 92-173 authorizing payment in the amount of $11, 132 . 26 to HiWay Equipment Company for repairs of unforeseen damage to Unit 5032, a 1980 Gradall excavator used by the Streets and Drainage Department for excavating ditches; and Resolution No. 92-174 authorizing purchase of an estimated annual supply of green bar computer paper for use by the Management Information Systems Department and other City departments from Moore Business Forms in the amount of $7.50 per thousand sheets for a total cost of $16,200. 00. The Consent Agenda was approved on a motion made by Councilman Cokinos and seconded by Councilman Moore. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- (Councilman Samuel arrived. ) Resolution No. 92-175 authorizing purchase of a 1993 Chevrolet HD 3500 truck mounted with an Arm Lift Aerial device for use by the Public Works Department from Wickersham Ford of Orange in the amount of $37,234. 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Cokinos and seconded by Councilman Goodson. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution No. 92-176 authorizing an annual contract with Best Pak dba Rem Waste Control of Nederland for solid waste disposal collection for twenty-eight (28) City facilities: 1, 10 cyd container, collected 3 times per week for $167 . 50/month 1, 10 cyd container, collected 2 times per week for $111. 00/month 1, 10 cyd container, collected 1 time per week for $55.50/month 3, 10 cyd containers, collected 3 times per week for $502 .50/month 1, 8 cyd container, collected 1 time per week for $44 .50/month 2, 8 cyd containers, collected 2 times per week for $178. 50/month 1, 8 cyd container, collected 3 times per week for $134 . 00/month 2, 8 cyd containers, collected 1 time per week for $89. 00/month 3, 4 cyd containers, collected 2 times per week for $133 . 50/month -146- June 30, 1992 1, 4 cyd container, collected 2 times per week for $45. 00/month 1, 4 cyd container, collected 1 time per week for $22 .50/month 1, 2 cyd container, collected 1 time per week for $12 . 00/month 1, 2 cyd container, collected 2 times per week for $22 .50/month and 2, 2 cyd containers, collected 2 times per week for $45. 00/month was approved on a motion made by Councilman Smith and seconded by Councilman Samuel. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution No. 92-177 authorizing an annual contract with Premium Plumbing to provide plumbing services for City facilities at $34 . 00 per hour for a plumber, $6. 00 per hour for a plumber's helper, a $15. 00 minimum service call and a 25% rate added to materials cost was approved on a motion made by Councilman Goodson and seconded by Councilman Cokinos. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution No. 92-178 authorizing annual contracts to purchase estimated quantities of traffic marking materials, on an as needed basis, for use by the Public Works, Transportation Division, in maintenance and installation of traffic directional marking devices with: Vulcan Signs--500, 2 3/8/"x13 yellow sign posts at $8, 495. 00; Cataphote, Inc.--3, 000 pounds of glass beads at $563 .40; Transtex Transportation--500 gallons each of yellow and white traffic paint at $6, 620. 00; Renco Supply, Inc.--5, 000 pounds of bitumen adhesive, 5, 000 each of 3/4" yellow and 3/4" white crown ceramic raised pavement markers, 5, 000 two-way yellow acrylic reflective raise pavement markers and 5, 000 one-way white acrylic reflective markers for a total of $16, 190; Volare, Ltd. --8, 000 feet of pavement marking tape and adhesive at $12, 359. 00; Signs & Blanks--2, 320 aluminum sign blanks at $9,849.70; 3M--85 rolls of reflective and non reflective sheeting at $16,740. 00 and U. S. Standard Sign--1, 625 sign faces at $7, 604 . 50; was considered: Councilman Samuel questioned type of materials, relating to reflectivity, used for signs by the City of Beaumont. Public Works Director Tom Warner explained there is an engineering grade and a higher intensity grade. Both grades meet State standards, but Beaumont uses the higher intensity and higher reflectivity grade for regulatory signs. Resolution No. 92-178 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Cokinos and seconded by Councilman Samuel. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -147- June 30, 1992 4 low Ordinance No. 92-48 amending Chapter 13, Article IV, Section 13-50 through 13-53 of the Code of Ordinances relating to enforcement, notification and assessment of costs for weed control was considered: ORDINANCE NO. 92-48 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 13 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT WITH REFERENCE TO WEED CONTROL TO PROVIDE FOR A DESIGNATED ENFORCEMENT OFFICER; PROVIDE FOR NOTICE BY REGULAR MAIL; REDUCING THE ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS TO BE ASSESSED; AND AMENDING THE PENALTY PROVISION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR REPEAL. Ordinance No. 92-48 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Goodson and seconded by Councilman Cokinos. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Ordinance No. 92-49 amending Chapter 13, Article VII, Section 13-72 and 13-73 of the Code of Ordinances related to fines and penalties and assessment of cost for litter control was considered: ORDINANCE NO. 92-49 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 13 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT CONCERNING LITTER CONTROL, AMENDING DELINQUENCY PROVISIONS AND EXPENSE ASSESSMENT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Ordinance No. 92-49 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Cokinos and seconded by Councilman Smith. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Ordinance No. 92-50 amending Chapter 14, Article III, Section 14-52 of the Code of Ordinances related to standards and assessment of demolition costs for dangerous structures was considered: -148- June 30, 1992 ORDINANCE NO. 92-50 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 14 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT PROVIDING FOR MAILED NOTICE TO THE PROPERTY OWNER AND ESTABLISHING DELINQUENCY DATES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Ordinance No. 92-50 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Smith and seconded by Councilman Goodson. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Councilman Smith reported attending a Human Development Committee Meeting in Detroit this past weekend. She said discussion included problems with health care, violence and education, with some fairly good ideas presented for addressing these concerns, if funding was available. In addition, she said there was dialogue regarding Federal mandates without revenue funds and suggested the City compile a public information report of the cost of these unfunded mandates. Councilman Smith said she looks forward to a delightful 4th of July weekend of activities. Councilman Samuel commended the College Street (Concerned Citizens) Association for the successful events of this past weekend (a ribbon- cutting ceremony and block party in appreciation to the City and in celebration of the completion of rebuilding College Street) , said this is another example of community and organizations working together with the City for the betterment of everyone, and Councilman Samuel asked Public Works Director Tom Warner to have someone investigate a tree that has fallen, or is growing across a fence, almost into the street in the 2000 block of Magnolia Street. Councilman Moore congratulated Mayor Lord for her recent appointment to the Advisory Board of the U. . S. Conference of Mayors, said it is a strong group that affects a lot of policies, expressed apologies for having to miss the 4th of July celebrations in Beaumont because of a meeting he will be attending in the "earthquake area" (California) . Mayor Lord added commendation to the College Street merchants and said this is proof that open dialogue accomplishes favorable solutions. She said the U. S. Conference of Mayors was four and a half days of very hard work and that a good mark was made for Beaumont. To emphasize using ethnic heritage for eco-tourism, Beaumont served a sampling of crawfish dishes, and Mayor Lord said that California mayors were the most impressed because they do not have crawfish in that "earthquake soil! " -149- June 30, 1992 Y Mr. Preston Green, 3045 Herbert Street, addressed Council to complain about the condition of his street caused by excessive, heavy traffic and asked for assistance. Mr. C. L. Sherman, Jr. , 585 Belvedere Drive, distributed results of a survey he conducted showing tax rate comparisons for 1991 of twenty (20) major Texas cities, indicating Beaumont's tax rate to be number ten (10) without the street user fee and number three (3) with the street user fee included. He requested that Council adopt a budget that can continue to be sustained by the $.59 per $100 valuation. Mr. Henry Dannenbaum, 1567 Wall Street, addressed Council to announce that First Baptist Church is sponsoring a contemporary Christian music concert featuring Be-Be and Ce-Ce Winans, Thursday evening at the Montagne Center, said the College Street celebration was tremendous and congratulated Mayor Lord and Tom Harken for their civic activities. -000- There being no other business, the Regular Session of City Council was recessed 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 June 30, 1992. Rosemarie Chiappetta City Clerk -150- June 30, 1992