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MIN NOV 24 1992 n REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD NOVEMBER 24, 1992 - 1:30 P.M. BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont, Texas, met in regular session this the 24th day of November, 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 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 Father Richard Destefano, Saint Jude's Thaddeus Catholic Church. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Goodson. -000- Two Proclamations were issued: "National Home Health Care Week, " November 29 - December 5, 1992 ; and "World AIDS Day, " December 1, 1992 . -000- Mr. Chad Haddock, Manager of Human Resources for HEB Pantry Foods, extended an invitation to Council to attend their first annual Holiday Dinner in the Golden Triangle on December 18th at the Civic Center from 12 : 00 p.m. to 5: 00 p.m. Mr. Haddock explained that the dinner will be sponsored by the City of Beaumont and HEB Pantry Foods, and the purpose is to serve the elderly, disabled, and less fortunate in Hardin, Jefferson and Orange Counties. He said that no one will be turned away, and they anticipate 5, 000 participants. Mr. Haddock said this program was established many years ago and has been a great success in various cities. They have already served nearly 15, 000 people at two of nine planned dinners for this year and have 1, 000 homebound meals scheduled for delivery throughout Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange. Mr. Haddock solicited Council support as "celebrity waiters" for the event. -254- November 24, 1992 u Mayor Lord expressed appreciation to HEB Pantry Foods for their contribution to the community and Council confirmed their participation in the Holiday Dinner. -000- Citizen comment was invited on the Consent Agenda and Main Agenda Items 1-3 and 6-8. 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 November 10, 1992 ; Resolution No. 92-320 appointing Rhoda Carmen to the Commission for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect for a term expiring June 30, 1994; the Reverend Oveal Walker to the Community Development Advisory Committee for a term expiring May 31, 1994; Fareedah Abdul-Jabbar to the Senior Citizens Advisory Committee for a term expiring September 30, 1994 ; Sheryl Faulk to the Sister City Commission for a term expiring December 31, 1994; Sheila Stewart to the Convention and Tourism Advisory Committee for a term expiring September 30, 1994; and Brock Brentlinger to the Sister City Commission for a term expiring December 31, 1993 ; Resolution No. 92-321 authorizing an annual contract for work uniforms with Shepherd's Uniform and Linen Supply Company for an approximate expenditure of $28,263 .74 (men's long sleeve shirts, $8. 00; men's short sleeve shirts, $6.85; ladies long sleeve shirts, $8 . 35; ladies short sleeve shirts, $7. 15; men's regular style pants, $10.75; men's jean cut style pants, $10.75; ladies pants, $11.50; long sleeve coverall, $18.20; short sleeve coverall, $16.25; long sleeve speedsuits, $17.55; short sleeve speedsuits, $16.25; jackets, $19. 60; caps, $1.95; ladies smocks, $9 . 15; City of Beaumont emblems, $.73 ; Civic Center emblems, $.73 ; oxford long sleeve executive shirt, $10.50; oxford short sleeve executive shirt, $8 .75; men's pleated slack, $16.42 ; men's traditional work pants, $12 . 35; team jackets, $17.80; men's standard vest liner, $7.20; men's long sleeve security shirts, $17.90; and men's short sleeve security shirts, $15.70. ) ; Resolution No. 92-322 accepting settlement of weed lien charges for property located at 2537 and 2577 Pine Street in the amount of $407. 04 from Williams Memorial Church of God in Christ; Resolution No. 92-323 authorizing purchase of folding tables for the convention Facilities Department from Mity-Lite, Inc. in the amount of $22,200. 00 (50, 60" round tables--$150. 00 @; 100, 30x96 rectangular tables--$133 . 00 @; and 7 carts--$200. 00 @) ; and -255- November 24, 1992 e Resolution No. 92-324 authorizing Change Order No. 4 (provide new 1/4" smoke safety glass and repaint interior and exterior on all four doors of Foyer 152) in the amount of $1,428. 00 to the contract with Cleveland Building Systems, Inc. for renovations to the Best Years Center. The Consent Agenda was approved on a motion made by Councilman Samuel and seconded by Councilman Smith. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution No. 92-325 authorizing submission of a request for a 1993 Certified Local Government (CLG) grant in the amount of $32,895. 00 ($14, 540 State's share and $18, 355, City's share) to the Texas Historical Commission to assist the Historical Landmark Commission with four of their objectives: CLG Conference attendance, Phase V of the SPARE Beaumont Survey, Nomination Work for the National Register, and Educational Program development was approved on a motion made by Councilman Smith and seconded by Councilman Goodson. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution No. 92-326 authorizing a ten-year historical tax abatement (estimated improvements at $300,000) at the present value of $96,500. 00 on the Santa Fe Depot Building (built about 1897 with a second floor added in 1910) located at 601 Neches at Crockett Street at the request of Michael D. Matthews was approved on a motion made by Councilman Cokinos and seconded by Councilman Goodson. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution No. 92-327 authorizing Change Order No. 2 in the amount of $23, 294.57 for an additional 7,479 square yards of block sod at $3 .50 per square yard and an adjustment to reflect actual quantities used for a revised contract amount of $588, 670.90 and authorizing final payment in the amount of $226,254.23 to APAC-Texas, Inc. for reconstruction of East Caldwood Street was approved on a motion made by Mayor Pro Tem. Alter and seconded by Councilman Smith. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Ordinance No. 92-79 issuing a Specific Use Permit and a general land use and density plan for Glen Meadow Townhomes, Section Two, in an area described as the north 224.42 feet of Lot 3 , Block 5, Park Meadows Addition, Unit V, zoned Planned Unit Development District (PUD) , requested by Schaumburg & Polk for The Nichols Company to construct four, one-story buildings, each containing four, single-family -256- November 24, 1992 condominium units, was considered: ORDINANCE NO. 92-79 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE ISSUING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT AND A GENERAL LAND USE AND DENSITY PLAN FOR GLEN MEADOW TOWNHOMES, SECTION TWO, ON PROPERTY ZONED PUD (PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT) AND DESCRIBED AS THE NORTH 224.42 FT. OF LOT 3, BLOCK 5, PARK MEADOWS ADDITION, UNIT V, BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Ordinance No. 92-79 was approved on a motion made by Mayor Pro Tem Alter and seconded by Councilman Goodson. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- An Ordinance authorizing a Specific Use Permit at 2350 Pecos Boulevard, described at Lots 11 and 12, Block 7, Oaks Addition, at the request of Mr. Paul Tinsley, to convert an existing 4,288 sq. ft. residence in an area zoned RS (Residential Single Family Dwelling) into a residence for two-family use with a 6. 2 recommendation from the Planning Commission for denial and 20 responses from property owners in opposition to the request, thereby, invoking the 20% rule for approval, was considered: ORDINANCE NO. ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE ISSUING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW A TWO-FAMILY DWELLING USE IN A SINGLE FAMILY DISTRICT AT 2350 PECOS BOULEVARD, BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. A motion to approve the Ordinance was made by Councilman Samuel, but died for lack of a second. The Ordinance was denied on a motion made by Councilman Smith and seconded by Councilman Goodson. Question: Ayes: Mayor Lord Nayes: Councilman Mayor Pro Tem. Samuel Alter Councilman Cokinos Councilman Smith Councilman Goodson Councilman Moore -000- Resolution No. 92-328 authorizing purchase of a 1993 Ford, F350 mounted -257- November 24, 1992 d with a Wheeled Coach ambulance body for use by the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Division in the amount of $67, 215.00, plus a 30 ($2, 016.45) administration fee for a total cost of $69,231.45, through the Houston-Galveston Area Council Cooperative Purchasing (H-GAC) program was approved on a motion made by Councilman Cokinos and seconded by Councilman Alter. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution No. 92-329 authorizing purchase of a Caterpillar D6H track dozer for use by the Solid Waste Management Department from Mustang Tractor and Equipment Company in the amount of $136, 366. 00 with a six- month warranty with unlimited hours was approved on a motion made by Councilman Cokinos and seconded by Councilman Smith. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Ordinance No. 92-80 amending Chapter 6-171 of the Code of Ordinances to add an exception to the Standard Mechanical Code, Section 308.2.2, relating to ventilation systems for residential dwellings was considered: ORDINANCE NO 92-80 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 6 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT TO AMEND THE STANDARD MECHANICAL CODE TO ALLOW THE VENTILATION OF BATHROOM EXHAUSTS FROM ONE AND TWO FAMILY DWELLINGS INTO A VENTILATED ATTIC OR CRAWL SPACE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR REPEAL. Ordinance No. 92-80 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Moore and seconded by Councilman Goodson. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Councilman Cokinos commented that the Thanksgiving breakfast sponsored by the YMCA this morning was very nice and well attended. Mayor Pro Tem Alter added that the YMCA Thanksgiving breakfast was followed by an excellent breakfast/lunch at Goodwill Industries, said he was privileged to visit with the Roberts Avenue Methodist Church at a function and extended Thanksgiving greetings to everyone. Councilman Samuel added Thanksgiving wishes and reported that he went to Austin to receive a $400, 000 check for the City of Beaumont from the -258- November 24, 1992 Water Commission, Beaumont's Clean City award. He said Beaumont received the largest check, was one of the most recognized cities, and that he was very proud of Beaumont citizens and City Staff. Councilman Moore wished everyone a good Thanksgiving and said he enjoyed visiting the Southerland Head Start Program this morning, had the opportunity to read to two classes and recommended The Mouse Who Wanted a Cookie for good, interesting reading. Councilman Smith said she visited Dunbar Elementary where they read Don't Be the Leaf, Be the Tree--Don't be a raindrop, be a sea; Don't be anything, but everything that you can be. . . to four-year old children. In addition, Councilman Smith said that a fundraiser was held for the Garth House, an advocacy center for children, where interviews are conducted with sexually and physically abused children. She said they work closely with the protective services of three counties, have been open since July, 1991, interviewed almost 400 children, and encouraged anyone who wishes to donate to an excellent cause to consider the Garth House. Mayor Lord thanked Mayor Pro Tem Alter for presiding at the last Council meeting in her absence while she attended a meeting in Atlanta, Georgia with the U. S. Conference of Mayors to draft an agenda relative to their concerns for American cities, preparatory to meeting with President- Elect Clinton. She also reported being involved with the Great American Smokeout at Montagne Center, an impressive review of the ROTC at a local high school, the DEP (Delayed Entry Program) for the Army and said they are doing a f ine job with a lot of our young people and are to be commended. Mayor Lord announced that tonight is the Community Thanksgiving Celebration at the Julie Rogers Theatre. She said there will be several choirs participating--West Brook and Central High School Choirs, West Tabernacle Baptist Children's Choir, other church choirs, and the St. Romanos Choral from the Eastern Orthodox Church Regional Choir singing a cappella in Slavonic, Russian and Greek; there will be four residents (Tom Harken, who owns Casa Ole and Crazy Jose's restaurants and recipient of the Horatio Alger Award, Beaumont firefighter Jerry May who recently helped in a hurricane relief effort, Janice Reynolds who went from the welfare rolls to become a Lamar graduate working for the Beaumont Independent School District, and Eloise Milam, founder of the Melody Maids) who will tell why they appreciate living in Beaumont and being Americans. Special music will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the program start at 7:00 p.m. -000- Mr. Henry Dannenbaum, 1567 Wall Street, addressed Council to express thanks for the blessings in his life and to promote various community holiday activities for those in need. Mr. David Bradley, 615 North 5th Street, addressed Council in -259- November 24, 1992 V appreciation for denial of Agenda Item No. 5 authorizing a Specific Use Permit to establish a two-family residence at 2350 Pecos Boulevard, said the Old Town Association has been given rebirth, and one of their main objectives will be to get Old Town designated as a historical district. Mr. Preston Hall, 5695 Sunbird, addressed Council to request installation of an additional street light at the cul-de-sac. It was reported that minimum requirements for street lights have been met by the developers of Park North Addition, and that installation of a new street light with underground wiring would cost about $2, 300 and could possibly be shared by Mr. Hall and his neighbors or individuals might consider installation of a security light. -000- There being no further 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 November 24, 1992 . Rosemarie Chiappetta City Clerk -260- November 24, 1992