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MIN JAN 23 1979 REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD JANUARY 23 , 1979 BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont , Texas , met in regular session this the 23rd day of January , 1979 , with the following present : HONORABLE : Maurice Meyers Mayor Tom Combs , Jr . Councilman , ?'lard I Vi McGinnis Councilwoman, ?lard II Leroy Evans Councilman, ?'lard IV Absent : Calvin Williams Councilman , 'lard III Ray Riley City Manager Kenneth Wall City Attorney Myrtle Corgey City Clerk -000- The Invocation was given by the Reverend Perry Busby, Borden Chapel Baptist Church. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Combs . -000- The ",linutes of the regular City Council session of January 16 , 1979 , were approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Coun- cilman Evans . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Ordinance No. 79-6 extending the boundaries of the French Trading Post to include a 0. 397 acre-tract and designating the tract as having his- torical and cultural significance (requested by the Beaumont Heritage Society) was considered : ORDINA dCE NO. 79-6 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE A_1ENDING ORDINANCE 65-22 BY EXTENDING THE DESIGNATION OF THE J0111, JAY FRENCH TRADING POST AS A PLACE OF HISTORIC AND CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY. The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and secon- ded by Councilwoman McGinnis. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- An ordinance authorizing a zoning change from R-3 to C-1 for a 0. 258 acre- tract on the northeast corner of the intersection of Edgemore and Wall Streets was considered: AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 30 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS , AND IN PARTICULAR THE BOUNDARIES OF THE ZO_dING DISTRICTS AS INDICATED UPON THE ZONING MAP OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS , BY CHANGING A 0. 253 ACRE TRACT OUT OF THE SUNNYSIDE ADDITION, BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS , AS HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED, PRESENTLY ZONED "R-3" TO 11C-1 PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. The ordinance was held for further consideration for one week. -11- January 23 , 1979 Ordinance No . 79-7 authorizing a zoning change from R-1 to C-2 for a 13 . 17 acre-tract located in the 7000-7100 Block of Fannett Road (requested by Gordon E. ,'Jest ) was considered : ORDINANCE NO. 79-7 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 30 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF BEAUIMONT, TEXAS, AND IN PARTICULAR THE BOUNDARIES OF THE ZONING DISTRICTS AS INDICATED UPON THE ZONING MAP OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS , BY CHANGING A 13 . 17 ACRE TRACT OUT OF THE BROOKLAND FARMS ADDITION, UNIT II , BEAWMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS , AS HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED PRESENTLY ZONED "R-1" TO "C-211 ; PRO- VIDIT;G FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Evans . Question : y A es : All _Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-27 authorizing a contract with the White Budd VanNess Partnership for architectural services required for the design and coistruc- tion of a facility for the storage of stolen property recovered by the Police Department (estimated size 1100-1200 square foot at an approximate cost of $55 , 000-65 , 000) in an amount not to exceed `>6 ,450. 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Evans. nuestion : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-28 authorizing payment of )1 , 500. 00 to Black Star Sound and Lighting Company for an emergency purchase order for sound test equipment used at the Fair Park Coliseum was approved on a motion made by Council- woman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Combs . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-29 approving; plans and specifications for the Nest Virginia Street Project from South 4th to Mercantile as a 36 foot wide residential collector and authorizing advertising for bids for construction of the project was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman `ZcGinnis and seconded by Councilman Evans . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-30 authorizing advertising for bids for two (2) 1500 GPM pumper fire trucks (replacements for 1960 models at Fire Stations #3 and 5 but will be maintained as reserve pumpers)was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Evans . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-31 accepting the bid of Oshman ' s Snorting Goods for furnishing six (6) basketball goals , posts and backboards for the Parks and Recreation Department at a cost of $1 , 476 . 00 was approved on a motion made by Council- man Evans and seconded by Councilman Combs. (question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-32 accepting the bids for annual contracts of Golden Triangle Pipe and 'â–ºVater Supplies and Utility Supply Company for furnishing cast iron bends , tees and valve boxes was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Councilwoman McGinnis . (question : Ayes : All '_Nayes : None -12- January 23 , 1979 .. 1 . Resolution 79-33 accepting the bid of Binswanger Glass Company for furnish- ing and installing two (2) doors at the end of the entrance lobby in City Hall at a cost of $1 , 172 . 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Evans . Question : Ayes : A l l Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-34 accepting the bid of Harris Carpet and Interiors for fur- nishing materials and labor to install floor covering at the Fire Training Classroom and office ($1 , 579. 76 - 196 square yards at $8 . 06 per square yard installed) was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Councilman Combs . Question : Ayes : All ]Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-35 accepting the bid of Sabine Industries , Inc . for furnish- ing necessary repairs to a jet machine truck (Unit #4040 used to flush storm sewers) in the Street Division at a cost of 41 , 380. 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Councilwoman _McGinnis . (question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-36 accepting the bid of U.E. C. Equipment Company for furnish- ing one (1 ) automatic crane to be mounted on an existing pickup truck for the Water Reclamation Division at a cost of ;3 ,479. 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Evans. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Ordinance No . 79-8 appropriating funds for the '.Municipal Complex ;projects was considered : ORDINANNCE "40. 79-8 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $15, 100 , 000 FROM THE 14UN I C I PAL COMPLEX FUND TO THE VARIOUS CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS STATED HEREIN; AND PROVID- ING FOR SEVERABILITY. The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and secon- ded by Councilwoman ::McGinnis. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-37 authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Milton Bell and D. Rex Goode for providing architectural services for the 'Municipal Auditorium Project for a total fee of 10p0' of construction costs not to exceed $225, 000 was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Evans . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Mrs. Delia Harrington , 815 Willow Street , addressed Council to compliment the placement of a street light at '.North and Willow Streets and to complain about a dilapidated structure at 898 Grand, a rotten tree in the 700 Block of Grand and also requested that the 2500-2900 Blocks of Grand be resur- faced. Mrs . :~Mary Beth Doerr , 7720 Forest Park Drive, addressed Council as a rep- resentative of the United Appeals to request support by Council of the Beaumont Association for Senior Citizens and asked that their funding by the City be continued. -13- January 23 , 1979 Mayor Meyers declared the public hearing on dilapidated structures open : PUBLIC HEARING DILAPIDATED STRUCTURES Those additional staff members present were : Lane Nichols Asst . City Attorney George Gardner Urban Rehab. Administrator -000- 680 Prince , Front & Rear : In answer to questions by `.fir . Nichols , Mr. Gardner stated the structures do meet the criteria of dilapidated struc- ture as defined in the Dangerous Structures ordinance and recommended they be demolished within 30 days. Mrs . Fontenot , representing the National Association for Advancement of People - owners, addressed Council to request that time be given her group to demolish the front structure and repair the rear structure with salvage materials. After a lengthy discussion , Councilwoman McGinnis made a motion finding the structure to be in violation of the dangerous structures ordinance and ordering notification of the owner to either demolish or repair the structure in 30 days ; Councilman Evans seconded the motion . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- 270 Orange (old Viaduct Furniture Company) . Mr. Gardner told Council this structure does meet the definition of a dangerous structure and recommended it be demolished in thirty (30) days. Mrs. C. P. Rouse , owner , told Council she is in the process of obtaining estimates for rehabilitation and demolition of the structure . She said she would prefer to rehabilitate the structure for warehousing. After a lengthy discussion , Councilman Combs made a motion finding the structure to be in violation of the dangerous structures ordinance and ordering notification of the owner to either demolish or repair the structure in 30 days ; Councilwoman McGinnis seconded the motion . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000,- 865, 870 & 875 Peach : Mr . Gardner told Council all three structures meet the criteria of dangerous structures as defined in the dangerous structure ordinance. Ile said all three structures can be rehabilitated within 45 days . Mr . Gardner also told Council that all three houses were vacant when posted but 865 Peach is now occupied. Ile said Reverend Hendricks for the property owner , First Union rdissionary ,Baptist Church , has been contacted about the non-compliance of the structures and told about violation of oc- cupying posted structure. Ile said Reverend Hendrick said it is the church ' s plan to demolish 870 Peach and use salvage materials to bring, the other two into compliance within min- imum standards . After a lengthy discussion , Councilman Evans made a motion finding the structures to be in violation of the dangerous structures ordinance and ordering notification of the owner to either demolish or repair them within 45 days; Councilman Combs seconded the motion. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- -14- January 23 , 1979 3425 Dickinson : 'Mr . Jardner told Council that the structure does meet the definition of a dangerous structure and recommended demolition in thirty (30) days . An affidavit received from one of the two owners stated that they are financially unable to rehabilitate or demolish the structure. Councilman Evans made a motion finding the structure in violation of the dangerous structures ordinance and ordering the owner to demolish it and authorizing city forces to demolish after 30 days ; Councilman Combs secon- ded the motion . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- 857 Wiess : Mr. Gardner told Council this structure does meet the defini- tion of a dangerous structure but can be rehabilitated in thirty to forty- five (30 to 45) days . After a lengthy discussion , Councilman Evans made a motion to condemn the structure and allow forty-five days to rehabilitate it into compliance. Mayor Meyers seconded the motion. Question : Ayes : Mayor raeyers Nayes : Councilman Combs Councilman Evans Councilwoman *McGinnis Motion failed to pass . Councilman Evans amended his motion finding the structure to be in viola- tion of the dangerous structures ordinance and ordering notification of the owner to either demolish or repair the structure within forty-five (45) days ; Councilman Combs seconded the motion . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- 2195 2.atcliff : Mr. Gardner stated this structure does meet the definition of dangerous structure but can be rehabilitated within forty-five (45) days. After a brief discussion , Councilwoman McGinnis made a motion finding the structure to be in violation of the dangerous structures ordinance and or- dering notification of the owner to either demolish or repair the structure within thirty (30) days ; motion was seconded by Councilman Combs . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- 1482 & 1486 Concord : Mr. Gardner stated both structures meet the defini- tion of dangerous structure but both can be rehabilitated; however , a letter from property owners , Mr. & Mrs . DeWitt Bennett , states they are not financially able to demolish or repair these structures. After a brief discussion , Councilwoman McGinnis made a motion finding the structures in violation of the dangerous structures ordinance and ordering the owner to demolish it and authorizing city forces to demolish after thirty (30) days. Councilman Evans seconded the motion. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- 1327 & 1337 Laurel : Mr . Gardner stated both structures meet the definition of dangerous structure. He stated violations notices dated back to the Fall of 1976 and two work permits have been issued. Mr . Nichols told Coun- cil that tor . J. J. DeFatta, owner , had asked him to request more time be granted before demolition. After a brief discussion, Council.E,ijman McGinnis made a motion finding the structures in violation of the dangerous structures ordinance and ordering the owner to demolish them and authorizing city forces to demolish after thirty (30) days. Councilman Combs seconded the motion. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : ?None -000- -15- January 23 , 1979 2356 Pennsylvania: Mr. Gardner told Council the structure has been more than fifty (.500) percent destroyed by fire and does meet the definition of dangerous structure. He said the owner has been given a demolition permit and recommended it be demolished within thirty (30) days. Councilwoman "McGinnis made a motion finding the structure in violation of the dangerous structures ordinance, ordering the owner to demolish it and authorizing city forces to demolish after thirty (30) days ; Councilman Evans seconded the motion.. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- 3090 Donahue: '.'fir. Gardner told Council this structure has been destroyed by fire and does meet the definition of dangerous structure . He said the owner has obtained a demolition permit and that demolition should be com- pleted within thirty (30) days. Councilwoman McGinnis made a motion finding the structure in violation of the dangerous structures ordinance, ordering the owner to demolish it and authorizing city forces to demolish after thirty (30) days ; Councilman Combs seconded the motion. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : none -000- Mayor Meyers closed the public hearing. --000- There being no further business , the meeting was recessed before continuing with the City Council I'lorkshop Session. -000- I , ",Zyrtle Corgey , City Clerk of the City of Beaumont , Texas , certify that the above is a true copy of the regular City Council session held January 23, 1979. "Myrtle Corgey City Clerk -16- January 23 , 1979