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MIN JAN 30 1979 REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD JANUARY 30, 1979 BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont , Texas , met in regular session this the 30111-h day of January, 1979, with the following present : HONORABLE : Maurice Meyers Mayor Tom Combs , Jr. Councilman, Ward I Vi McGinnis Councilwoman, Ward II Calvin Williams Councilman, Ward III Leroy Evans Councilman, Ward IV Ray Riley City Manager Kenneth Wall City Attorney Myrtle Corgey City Clerk -000- The Invocation was given by the Reverend Lonnie Treadway, New Life Tabernacle. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mr. Riley. -000- Mayor Meyers issued the following proclamation ; "Black History Month in Beaumont" - February, 1979. -000- The Minutes of the regular City Council session of January 23 , 1979 , were approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Coun- woman McGinnis . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Ordinance No. 79-9 authorizing the closing of Avenue B between Royal and Blanchette on school days from 7 : 45 a.m. to 5 : 30 p.m. was considered: ORDINANCE NO. 79-9 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE CLOSING A T PORT-LON OF AVENUE B DURING CERTAIN HOURS AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY. The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Evans . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Ordinance No . 79-10 authorizing a zoning change from R-3 to C-1 for a tract located at the northeast corner of Edgemore and Wall Streets was considered: ORDINANCE NO. 79-10 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 30 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS , AND IN PARTICULAR THE BOUNDARIES OF THE ZONING DISTRICTS AS INDICATED UPON THE ZONING MAP OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS, BY CHANGING A 0. 258 ACRE TRACT OUT OF THE SUNNYSIDE ADDITION, BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS, AS HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED, PRESENTLY ZONED TIR-3T? TO ITC-111 ; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR A PENALTY. -17- January 30, 1979 The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and secon- ded by Councilwoman McGinnis . Question : Ayes : Mayor rleyers Abstained : Councilman Councilman Combs Williams Councilwoman McGinnis Councilman Evans -000- Resolution 79-38 authorizing the purchase of five (5) tracts of right-of-way for the Washington Boulevard Project (Parcel #1 - $3 , 336 . 00 , Parcel #2 - $576 . 00 , Parcel #3 - $904 . 00 , Parcel #4 - 'o4 , 930 . 00 and Parcel #5 -$1,320.00) and authorizing the Legal Department to institute condemnation proceedings to acquire one other tract (Parcel #6) for the same project was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman .';IcGinnis and seconded by Councilman Combs . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Ordinance No . 79-11 establishing an appropriation for Fair Park Coliseum modifications was considered : ORDINANCE NO. 79-11 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $92 , 000 TO THE PARK I'11PROVEMENT FUND FOR FAIR PARK ITsIPROVEMENTS ; AND PRO- VIDING FOR SEVERABILITY. The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Councilwoman McGinnis . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-39 authorizing City participation with Jefferson County Pre- cinct 4 in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Georgia Street from University Drive to Cunningham Street and Cunningham Street from Georgia Street to Iowa Street (City to furnish materials in an amount not to ex- ceed 48 , 000 - County to provide labor) was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Evans . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-40 authorizing the execution of an Indenture between the City of Beaumont and Southern Pacific Transportation Company providing for payment of $4 , 000 for a water well transmission line tween Well #2 and 3 in Loeb to be constructed on railroad right-of-way was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Evans . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Ordinance No . 79-12 declaring fourteen (14) dilapidated structures to be public nuisances and requiring their repair or removal was considered : ORDINANCE NO. 79-12 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FINDING CERTAIN STRUC- TURES TO BE PUBLIC NUISANCES ; ORDERING :REPAIR OR DEMOLITION FOR CERTAIN STRUCTURES ; ORDERING DEMOLITION FOR CERTAIN STRUCTURES ; ORDERING DE- MOLITION BY THE CITY UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS ; AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Combs . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- -18- January 30 , 1979 Resolution 79-41 approving the plans and specifications for the Fourth Street Project , Phase II (from College to Calder) and authorizing adver- tising for bids for construction of this project was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Councilwoman McGinnis . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-42 accepting the bid of Lupton Painting Company for clean- ing and painting the exteriors of water storage tanks located at 1155 Glen- dale and 1550 Pine Streets at a cost of 89, 500. 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Combs . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-43 accepting the bids of Watkins Construction Company for the demolition and removal of the City Hall Annex at a cost of $17 , 500. 00 and Olshan Demolition Company for the demolition and removal of two struc- tures on Tracts 2 and 3 acquired for the Civic Center (Riverfront ) Park at a cost of $24 , 000. 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Councilwoman McGinnis . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-44 accepting the bid of Sanitary Supply Company, Inc . for furnishing an automatic floor scrubber for the Civic Center at a cost of $3 , 148 . 62 was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman D.4cGinnis and se- conded by Councilman Combs. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000 Resolution 79-45 accepting the bids of Gulf Oil Company - U. S . , HNG Pro- pane Company (Sun Oil Products) and Martin-Matthews , Inc . for furnishing motor fuel and lubricants for vehicles and equipment for 1 year from Feb- ruary 1 , 1979 through January 31 , 1980 was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Evans. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-46 rejecting bids on ice machines for use by the Street and Solid Waste Denartments was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Councilman Combs . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : '_`lone -000- Resolution 79-47 authorizing agreements with the Beaumont Association for Senior Citizens concerning funding of services ( information and referral service , an outreach program, and daily activities program) at a cost of $41 , 000 to be provided by the Association during 1979 and its use of a portion of the Central Park Activities Building for a Senior Citizens ' Center was approved on a motion made by Councilman Williams and seconded by Councilman Evans . Question : Ayes : Mayor r-,4eyers Nayes : Councilman Councilwoman McGinnis Combs Councilman Williams Councilman Evans -000- Resolution 79-48 accepting the bid of Martin-Matthews, Inc . for furnishing fourteen (14) day emergency fuel supply at designated generator locations in the City of Beaumont was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Combs . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -19- January 30, 1979 Resolution 79-49 authorizing payment of an emergency purchase order to Thompson-Hayward Chemical Company for water treatment chemicals (200 100-poung bags of aluminum sulfate - "1 , 780. 00) was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Combs . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Mrs . Helen Kuhn, 486 I-10 N. , Beaumont Association of Senior Citizens , addressed Council to thank them for the action taken today for senior citizens . -000- After a brief recess , ?,Iessrs. Lew Malcolm, Jim Williams and 'Neldon Gibson, with the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce ' s Economic Development Foundation , showed a slide presentation promoting Beaumont , Texas. -000- There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. -000- I , F:Iyrtle 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 30 , 1979. Myrtle Corgey City Clerk -20- January 30, 1979 EXCERPT FROM REGULAR BEAUMONT CITY COUNCIL SESSION HELD JANUARY 30, 1979 CITY MANAGER RAY RILEY: Item fourteen is a resolution which authorizes two agreements with the Beaumont Association for Senior Citizens. One which would provide for the funding for their information referral program, outreach, and transporta- tion and as a match against the day activities program for the Beaumont Association for Senior Citizens in the amount of $41 ,000. 00. Secondly , we would be authorized to enter into an agreement to allow them to use a portion of the Central Park Activities Building for the operation of the Senior Citizens program. MAYOR MAURICE MEYERS : Item fourteen . . . is there a motion to accept this resolution? COUNCILMAN CALVIN WILLIAMS : So move. COUNCILMAN LEROY EVANS : Second. MAYOR MEYERS : The motion has been made and seconded. Any questions or discussion relative to the motion? COUNCILMAN TOM COMBS , JR. : I would justNlike to say that of all the votes that I 've made since I 've been on Council , this is probably one of the toughest ones that I 've had to decide on. And, after a great deal of soul-searching, this is no . . . my no vote will be , no reflection on the Beaumont Senior Citizens Associa- tion or their work because I feel like they do a good job and it ' s ably administrated; but I feel like continuing support would be municipal sup- port of a social service and I do not feel like it ' s the proper place for City funds to be spent and since this would be second year funding. I also feel like since we are facing the very possible loss of revenue sharing we are going to be faced with allowing a social service organization to become dependent on city funds and then cripple them at a later date by having to withdraw these funds or find a place to cut . And, I feel like personally my commitment to senior citizens would be seeing that they got their tax exemption raised to $10, 000.00 and get some tax relief and I feel like it would be , in my opinion , would be a better way of helping the senior citi- zens. I don ' t question the program or its merit in any way , but I just feel like, on philosophical grounds , this is not the proper place for the City to be and I plan to be consistent with other organizations , too. MAYOR MEYERS : Any other discussion relative to this motion? If not , then we will call for the vote. Those in favor, signify by saying aye. .'Ayes : Mayor Meyers Councilwoman McGinnis Councilman Williams Councilman Evans MAYOR MEYERS : Opposed? COUNCILMAN COMBS : Nay.