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MIN SEP 15 1992 ( REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD SEPTEMBER 15, 1992 - 1:30 P.M. BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont, Texas, met in regular session this the 15th day of September, 1992, with the following present: HONORABLE: 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 David W. Moore* Councilman, Ward Iv Absent: Evelyn M. Lord Mayor Ray A. Riley City Manager Lane Nichols City Attorney Rosemarie Chiappetta City Clerk *Councilman Moore arrived at 1:42 p.m. during the first citizen's comment. -000- The Invocation was given by Rabbi Peter Hyman, Temple Emmanuel. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Cokinos. -000- Two Proclamations were issued: "Constitution Week, " September 17-23, 1992 ; and a Proclamation declaring the 1992-93 school year as "Young Audiences Year. " -000- Citizen comment was invited on the Consent and Main agendas. (Councilman Moore arrived during Mr. Irot' s comments. ) Mr. Scott Irot, associated with the firm of Alexander and Alexander of Texas, 4604 Goliad, Austin, Texas 78745, addressed Council to comment on Agenda Item No. 6 and the manner in which the request for proposals was developed for Worker's Compensation Third Party Administrator and Loss Control Services. Mr. Irot said the "process. . .has managed to create the impression that the City has prejudged who will be selected. . . " -203- September 15, 1992 t because the procedure changed from using T. E. Moor Co. to draw upon for resources to create a request for proposals (limiting some companies, he said) to the City preparing the request for proposals without notification. Mr. Mark Faggard, a local attorney, addressed Council to state that Summit Claims Service--Summit Risk Management has also bid on the Worker's Compensation Third Party Administrator and Loss Control Services package, said Mr. Bob Walsh, President of Summit Claims Service and Summit Risk Management, asked that he convey their desire and interest to serve as insurance administrator and Mr. Faggard offered his personal assistance in answering questions. Mr. John Harden with Alexander and Alexander of Texas, addressed Council to provide them with background information of his company's past affiliation with the City of Beaumont and other entities regarding insurance services, said they offer a safety program they have been trying to implement with the City, requested that Council review their overall presentation and said they would also be willing to provide the engineering, loss-control and claims management program and work with anyone else providing the excess insurance coverage. -000- The following Consent Agenda items were considered: Approval of the Minutes of the regular City Council session held September 8, 1992 ; and Resolution No. 92-245 appointing Naomi Crockett, Mary Randall, and Pauline Mouton to the Beaumont Advisory Commission for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect for terms expiring June 30, 1994 ; Kathryn Hinojosa and Rose Levy to the Community Development Advisory Committee for terms expiring May 31, 1994 ; Mary Sims to the Rehabilitation Board of Adjustments and Appeals Commission for a term expiring May 31, 1994; Lula Henry to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee for a term expiring June 30, 1994; and reappointing Tom Jones to the Transit Advisory Committee for a term expiring June 30, 1994. The Consent Agenda was approved on a motion made by Councilman Smith and seconded by Councilman Goodson. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution No. 92-246 authorizing approval of the Municipal Water Pollution Prevention Environmental Audit report of the Wastewater Treatment facility, NPDES Permit No. TX0046990, that was requested by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 office of the Water Utilities Department (indicating a good score of 68 out of -204- September 15, 1992 l - a possible 725 points) was approved on a motion made by Councilman Cokinos and seconded by Councilman Smith. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution No. 92-247 authorizing Change Order No. 2 in the amount of $58,954. 68 to the contract with Russ Miller Construction Company, Inc. (total contract increased to $9, 185, 654.46) for the Cartwright Drainage Project to construct a curb and gutter section on Bolivar Street from Avenue A to Avenue B, approximately 463 feet, in order to have a continuous and consistent four-block curb and gutter section was approved on a motion made by Councilman Moore and seconded by Councilman Cokinos. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Ordinance No. 92-70 abandoning undeveloped Veatch Avenue right-of-way between Sulphur Drive southwest to the corporate limits of the City of Beaumont at the request of Gulf States Utilities Company, acting as an agent for Sabine Gas Transmission Company, was considered: ORDINANCE NO. 92-70 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE ABANDONING THE UNDEVELOPED VEATCH AVENUE RIGHT-OF-WAY BETWEEN SULPHUR DRIVE SOUTHWEST TO THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Ordinance No. 92-70 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Cokinos and seconded by Councilman Smith. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Ordinance No. 92-71 abandoning a 30 ' by 145 ' right-of-way south of Shell Street between Lot 32, Block 1, and Lot 1, Block 4 of the Shell Road Addition at the request of David E. Merriman, acting on behalf of himself and Nancy Gail Knight, was considered: ORDINANCE NO. 92-71 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE ABANDONING A 30 ' BY 145' RIGHT-OF-WAY SOUTH OF SHELL STREET BETWEEN LOT 32, BLOCK 1 AND LOT 1, BLOCK 4, SHELL ROAD ADDITION, BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. -205- September 15, 1992 Ordinance No. 92-71 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Cokinos and seconded by Councilman Goodson. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution No. 92-248 authorizing an annual contract to provide Guard Services and Events Staff for the Convention Facilities Department with Delta Security, Inc. in the amount of $73,830.00 (150 events projected for the year) was approved on a motion made by Councilman Moore and seconded by Councilman Smith. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- A Resolution accepting the proposal submitted by T. E. Moor and Company (agent) for Richard and Associates, as the third party administrator providing claims and administration and loss control services for the City's Worker's Compensation Insurance, effective October 1, 1992 , was considered. After a lengthy discussion including concerns with the request for proposals procedure, action on this item was deferred for one week on a motion made by Councilman Samuel and seconded by Councilman Moore. Question: Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Nayes: None Alter Councilman Cokinos Councilman Smith Councilman Samuel Councilman Moore Abstained: Councilman Goodson -000- Resolution No. 92-249 authorizing annual contracts for water treatment chemicals used in the treatment of the City's water supply from: Harcross Chemicals to provide approximately 3, 000 pounds of copper sulfate at $0.585/pound for a total of $1,775. 00 and approximately 65 tons of fluosilic acid at $140. 00/ton for a total of $9, 100. 00; Rhone- Poulenc Basic Chemicals to provide approximately 450 tons of aluminum sulfate at $107. 10/ton for a total of $48, 195. 00; Van Waters & Rogers, Inc. to provide approximately 60 tons of aqua ammonia at $275. 00/ton for a total of $16, 500.00; and Jones Chemicals to provide approximately 220 tons of liquid chlorine at $304 .50/ton for a total of $66, 900. 00, a projected annual total expenditure of $141,595. 60, was approved on a motion made by Councilman Smith and seconded by Councilman Moore. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -206- September 15, 1992 Resolution No. 92-250 authorizing acceptance of a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration for improvements to the Municipal Airport to include replacement of runway lights and widening and rehabilitation of Runway 12-30, relocation of a drainage channel, construction of a new apron, acquisition of runway protection zone easements, a total project estimate of $867, 186. 00 with 90% financed through the FAA grant ($780,467. 00) , 5% from the State Department of Aviation ($43, 359 . 00) and 5% for the City's share ($43, 359. 00) was approved on a motion made by Councilman Cokinos and seconded by Councilman Samuel. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Council discussed options to receiving further explanation about the request for proposal procedure and additional information of Agenda Item No. 6 authorizing a contract for Worker's Compensation Insurance and decided a recess or workshop would not be necessary and to remain with the decision for a one week deferral. Mayor Pro Tem Alter complimented City Staff for their work in helping secure building of the federal prison in Beaumont, said they received many accolades at the official signing last Saturday from Senator Phil Gramm and Congressman Jack Brooks, said a lot of wonderful comments were made about S. A. Webb, Public Utilities Director, and the City got lots of good publicity. He said it is a real benefit to the city by providing 1, 000 jobs in the prison, 1, 100 created by those servicing the prison, plus the construction jobs--about $165 million dollars. Councilman Samuel thanked American Valve and Hydrant and radio stations for participating in "Sunday in the Park. " He said they had a good time, and there was a good crowd. Councilman Moore said the weekend was very busy with "Sunday in the Park, " the official signing for building the prison, with Len Dawson (former quarter-back for the Kansas City Chiefs) being in town, and said he had the opportunity to hear and outstanding presentation by special guest, Lillie Harrison, at the installation of the Sabine Area of Black Nurses Association. -000- Mr. Mark Faggard again addressed Council to verify that Council understands that Summit Claims and Summit Risk Management are the Worker's Compensation Administrators for the City of Houston, have vast experience in this area, are knowledgeable in the field of rehabilitative services and said he will be available to answer any further questions regarding Summit Risk Management of Houston. Mr. Scott Iron, addressed Council to point out that in the proposal from Alexander and Alexander, there is local claims handling with A. B. J. -207- September 15, 1992 Services represented by Mr. Phil Spotts, said they will explain their proposal to Council at their pleasure, and thanked Council for their wise deliberation today in consideration of Agenda Item No. 6. Mr. Barry Kuhn, 755 S. 11th Street, thanked Council for the opportunity to offer the bid of T. E. Moor Company and Richard and Associates and offered to answer any questions. Mr. Henry Dannenbaum, 1567 Wall Street, discussed various recent civic organizations and events. Mayor Pro Tem Alter read an announcement left by Mrs. Delia Harrington which invited all concerned citizens to meet at the Jefferson County Courthouse flagpole Wednesday, September 16, at 7: 00 a.m. to pray for city-wide renewal and revival. -000- There being no further business, the Regular Session of City Council was adjourned. -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 September 15, 1992 . Rosemarie Chiappetta City Clerk -208- September 15, 1992