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MIN FEB 06 1979 REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD FEBRUARY 6 , 1979 BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont , Texas , met in regular session this the 6th day of February, 1979, with the following present : HONORABLE : Maurice Meyers Mayor Tom Combs, Jr. Councilman , Ward I Vi McGinnis Councilwoman , ?"hard II Calvin Williams Councilman, Ward III Leroy Evans Councilman , Ward IV Ray Riley City Manager Lane Nichols Asst . City Attorney Myrtle Corgey City Clerk -000- The Invocation was given by Mr . Famous 1 41. Byers , Ridgewood Church of Christ . The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilwoman McGinnis. -000- Mayor Meyers issued the following proclamation : ''Vocational Education Week in Beaumont" - February 11-17, 1979. Mayor Meyers welcomed representatives of the Forest Park High School Orchestra and wished them well in State competition to be held in Fort "forth, Texas on February 7 , 1979. -000- Resolution 79-50 authorizing the City Manager to amend the Housing Assist- ance Plan, a part of the Fourth-year Community Development Block Grant Program, for submission to the Department of Housing and Urban Develop- ment (adding additional 90 units bringing total to 150) was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Evans. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000.- Resolution 79-51 authorizing the purchase of five (5) tracts of land for the West Virginia Project (071-77-041 -- Parcel #3 , $315. 00 and Parcel #4 , $400. 00) , CDBG Census Tract 17 (Parcel #7 , $150. 00) , the Florida-Highland Project (071-94-082 -- Parcel #6 , $5 , 000. 00) , and Pearl Street Parking (Police Parking - 40x120 ' -- $22 , 800) was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Councilwoman McGinnis. Question : Ayes: All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-52 authorizing execution of an agreement with Dickson , Dick- son and Bullock to provide architectural services for the Fair Park Coli- seum Modifications Project for a fee of ten (100) percent of construction costs was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Evans . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-,53 authorizing final payment of $3 , 315. 00 to Faviana Olivier Galleria for providing tapestry for the City Council Chambers was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Councilwoman McGinnis . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- -21- February 6, 1979 Resolution 79-54 authorizing the execution of an agreement with Garrod & Associates for engineering services for the design and construction of Buford and Carroll Streets CAP Projects at a cost not to exceed $198 , 000 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Coun- cilwoman McGinnis . !,uestion : Ayes : Mayor PMeyers Abstained : Councilman Councilman Combs Williams Councilwoman McGinnis Councilman Evans -000- Resolution 79-_55 authorizing the sale of the remnant of Lot 1 , Calder Courts Addition to Affiliates , Inc . (-M. L. Lefler , Jr . ) at a cost of $15 , 675. 00 and authorizing the City Manager to enter into a lease agree- ment with Affiliates, Inc. for the south parts of Lots 3 and 4 , Calder Courts Addition on a month to month basis at a monthly rental rate of $75. 00 .was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Councilman Evans. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -,000- Resolution 79-56 accepting the bid of Horner Flooring Company for furnish- ing a portable dance floor for the Civic Center Exhibition Hall at a cost of $1 , 995. 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Councilman Evans. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000. Resolution 79-57 accepting the bid of Watson Distributing Company , Inc . for furnishing two (2) patrol vehicles for the Traffic & Transportation Department (Parking Meter and Parking Lot patrol ) at a cost of $8 , 594 . 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Council- man Combs . Question : Ayes: All Nayes : None -000 Resolution 79-58 authorizing advertising for bids for the construction of a parking lot at the site of the City Hall Annex was approved on a mo- tion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Evans . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000-- Resolution 79-59 accepting the bid of Austin 1111hite Lime Company on supply- ing hydrated lime for the Water Utilities Department at a cost of $71 . 80 per ton for a one-year period from February 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- The First reading of an ordinance granting the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company a renewal franchise for Industry Spur Track No. 65 across Jirou Street and across its intersections with Long, Ashley and Evalon Streets was held: AN ORDINANCE AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND SANTA FE RAILWAY COMPANY, A DELAWARE CORPORATION, ITS SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS AND LESSEES , THE RIGHT AND PRIVILEGE TO MAINTAIN AND OPERATE ITS I`ZDUSTRY SPUR TRACT NO. 65 IN, UPON, OVER AND ACROSS JIROU STREET -22- February 6, 1979 AND ACROSS ITS INTERSECTION WITH LONG, ASHLEY AND EVALON AVENUES IN McFADDIN',S FIRST ADDITION TO THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS , IN ACCORD T,WITH EXHIBIT ATTACHED HERETO; PROVIDING THAT SAID TRACK SHALL BE USED ONLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF LOADING, UNLOADING AND SWITCHING TO INDUSTRIAL TRACKS SERVING COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISES ; PROVIDING REGULATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS FOR THE USE OF SAID TRACKS ; PROVIDING THAT SUCH MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CHARTER AND ORDINANCES OF THE CITY AND THAT CERTAIN MAINTENANCE WORK SHALL BE DONE AT THE DIRECTION OF THE CITY ENTINEER; PROVIDING FOR THE ACCEPTANCE AND FEE HEREUNDER; PROVIDING THAT THIS FRANCHISE IS SUBJECT TO THE CHARTER AND ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT AND PROVIDING FOR TERMINATION FOR FAILURE TO USE THE TRACK FRANCHISED HEREUNDER; PROVIDING FOR TERMINATION OF THIS FRANCHISE ON APRIL 2 , 1983 AND THE RESTORATION OF SAID STREETS ?WITHIN NINETY (90) DAYS THEREAFTER; AND PROVIDING FOR INDEMNIFICATION OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT. After a lengthy discussion , it was the Manager 's recommendation that this ordinance be passed to its second reading but that further action be de- ferred until such time as the railroad crossing at the intersection of North at First Street be improved. Councilman Evans made a motion to pass the ordinance to its second read- ing; Councilwoman McGinnis seconded the motion . Question : Ayes ; All Nayes : None -000- The first reading of an ordinance granting the Atchison , Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company a renewal franchise for Industry Spur Track No. 10 crossing Fannin Street between City Blocks 56 and 57 was considered : AN ORDINANCE AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND SANTA FE RAILWAY COMPANY, ITS SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS AND LESSEES , THE RIGHT AND PRIVILEGE TO MAINTAIN AND OPERATE AN INDUSTRY SPUR TRACT NO. 10 CROSSING FANNIN STREET BETWEEN CITY BLOCKS 56 AND 67, IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS, IN ACCORD WITH EXHIBIT ATTACHED HERETO; PROVIDING THAT SAID TRACK SHALL BE USED ONLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF LOADING, UNLOAD- ING AND SWITCHING TO INDUSTRIAL TRACK SERVING COr:MERCIAL ENTERPRISE PROVIDING REGULATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS FOR THE USE OF SAID TRACK; PROVIDING THAT SUCH MAINTENANCE AND OPER- ATION BE fiN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CHARTER AND ORDINANCES OF THE CITY AND THAT CERTAIN MAINTENANCE WORK SHALL BE DONE AT THE DIRECTION OF THE CITY ENGINEER; PROVIDING FOR THE ACCEPTANCE AND FEE HEREUNDER; PROVIDING THAT THIS FRANCHISE IS SUBJECT TO THE CHARTER AND ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT AND PROVIDING FOR TERMINATION FOR FAILURE TO USE THE TRACK FRAN- CHISED HEREUNDER; PROVIDING FOR TERMINATION OF THIS FRANCHISE ON SEPTEMBER 1 , 1983 AND THE RESTORATION OF SAID STREET WITHIN NINETY 90) DAYS THEREAFTER; AND PROVIDING FOR INDEMNIFICATION OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT. Again the Manager recommended that this ordinance be passed to its second reading but that further action be deffered until the railroad crossing at North and First Streets be improved. Councilman Evans made a motion to pass the ordinance to its second reading; Councilwoman McGinnis seconded the motion . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- -23- February 6 , 1979 Mrs. B. B. Young, Jr . , 10925 Fairfield, addressed Council to present a petition containing approximately 45 signatures of residents of Pine Island Bayou Estates asking that streets in the addition be paved and a railway signal or crossing arm be place at the track intersection for the safety of residents. Messrs. Larry Engelmann, 6255 Oakcrest ; Albert Fumuso , 11225 Glenbrook and Walter Hicks , 10980 Forrest Glen ; addressed Council in support of comments made by Mrs . Young. Mrs . Alice Jefferson Taylor and Mr. Marvin Durdin addressed Council to ask the City for a letter of endorcement for Opportunity Industrializa- tion Center of America" which is designed to train and place in productive jobs unskilled or under-employed minorities . -000- There being no further business , the meeting was recessed before continu- ing with the City Council Workshop Session. -000- I , Myrtle Corgey, 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 February 6, 1979. Myrtle Corgey City Clerk -24- February 6, 1979