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MIN APR 17 1979 T E�,_'-_GULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT AJ1R`_T BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont , Texas, met in regular session thiti, t--,'-i.e 17th day of April , 1979 , with the fol- lowing present : HONORABLE : Maurice Meyer s Mayor Tom Combs, T r , Councilman, Ward I Vi McGinnis Councilwoman Ward II Calvin Williams Councilman, Ward III Absent : Leroy Evans Councilman, Ward IV Ray Riley City Manager Kenneth Wall City Attorney Myrtle Corgev City Clerk -000- The Invocation was given by the Reverend Phineas Washer , Westminster Presbyterian Church. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Combs . -000- Mayor Meyers issued the following proclamations : "Secretaries Week in Beaumont" - April 22-28 , 1979 with "Secretaries Day in Beaumont" - April 25 , 1979 and "A. Phillip Randolph Day in Beaumont" - April 17 , 1979. Two copies of Mr. Randolph ? s biography were presented to the City for the Beaumont Public Library by the Sabine Area Chapter of A. P. Randolph Institute. -000- The Minutes of the regular Cit-yl Council session held April 10, 1979, were approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Coun- cilman Combs. Question : Ayes All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-144 authorizing -final application to the Department of Housing and Urban Development 1°or a $500 , 000 discretionary grant (#B-78- DS-48-9024) to expand the Community Development Block Grant Rehabilitation Loan Program to another twe-]-ve ( 12) block area adjacent to Fletcher Neigh- borhood was approved on a motic,:n made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Councilman Williams . Question : Nayes : None _000- Resolution 79-145 accepting ar 'Urban Mass Transportation Administration grant offer of $202 , 325. 00 through the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation for the I-Irleans Mal-1.1 Project , authorizing a contract with Central City Development, approving plans and specifica- tions, and authorizing ad-vert-JU�A_ng for bids was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded b_v Councilman Combs . Question : A,y e,E: x`11 Nayes : None -60- April 17 , 1979 Resolution 79-146 authorizing payment to Turner , Collie & Braden in the amount of $2 , 784 . 00 for design phase services for apron lighting (Phase II improvements) at the Beaumont Municipal Airport was approved on a mo- tion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Combs . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-147 approving plans and. specifications for the Senior Citi- zens ' Center Project and authorizing advertising for bids for renovation of the Central Park Community , ex _ ­Cm _1 P� "ol; d `N aval Reserve Building) was approved on a motion made by Councilman and seconded by Council- man Combs. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-148 accepting the bid of Automati-c Pump and Equipment Com- pany for furnishing four (4) submersible pumps for use by the Water Re- clamation Division and the Building Maintenance Department , cost $7553 . 20, was approved on a motion made by Cotineilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Combs . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-149 accepting the bids of Szafirs/Remex, Inc . , Lamb Print- ing and Stationery Company and Norwood Office Products for furnishing office furniture for City Hall was approved on a motion made by Council- man Combs and seconded by Councilman Williams . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-150 accepting the bid of Ditch Wit-ch of Southeast Texas , Inc . for furnishing a trencher/backhoe/trailer 4L-n the amount of $19, 997 to be used by the Traffic and Transportation Department was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Wil- liams . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None Resolution 79-151 accepting the bid of Gold Crest Electric Company for the relocation of the sound system at Fair Park Coliseum at a cost of $11 , 269. 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and secon- ded by Councilman Williams. Question : Ayes - Ali Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-152 accepting the bid of General Electric Company for furnishing a telephone interconnected paging system and forty-four (44) pagers at a cost of $18 , 159. 00 was approved on a motion made by Council- woman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Williams . Question : Ayes : Al?- Nayes : None Resolution 79-153 accepting -the bid of Ward LaFrance Truck Corporation for furnishing two (2) 1500 GPM pumper fire trucks for the Fire Depart- ment (replacing two 1960 model pumpers) at a cost of $164 ,432 . 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Council- woman McGinnis . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-154 authorizing American National Bank to release $3 , 000, 000. 00 in securities pledged against City bank deposits and the substitution of other securities ( total - $46 , 325, 000) was approved on a motion made by Councilman Williams and seconded by Councilwoman McGinnis . Question : Ayes .- All Nayes : None 6 1 April 17 , 1979 I Resolution 79-155 accepting the City Hall Annex Demolition Project and authorizing payment to the Contractor , Watkins Construction Company, $17 , 500. 00� was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Williams , Question - Ayes : All. Naves : None Resolution 79-156 amending Resolution R-78-385 to correct the metes and bounds description of the property of t,he' Tiger Lake Utility District was approved on a motion made by Councilmian Combs and seconded by Coun- cilwoman McGinnis . Question : Ayes - All Nayes : None --000- Resolution 79-157 authorizing renewal of a 'Lease contract with San Ja- cinto Savings and Loan Association for a five-year period for rental of land at the southeast corner of the intersection of the Surface Road of IH-10 and Calder Avenue at an annual rental of $550. 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Williams and seconded by Councilwoman Mc- Ginnis. Question : Ayes - _Al l Nayes : None -000-- Resolution 79-158 authorizing the City ' s concurrence with the State of Texas (owner) in the release of a canal.. easement southeast of the in- tersection of State Highway 105 and FM 364 was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Williams . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None PUBLIC HEARING ASSESSMENT PAVING PROJECT FLEETWOOD 2ND ADDITION Mayor Meyers declared the public hearing concerning the Assessment Paving Project for Fleetwood 2nd Addition open. Mr. Earl Deland, Public Works Director : The public hearing is a benefit hearing for the Fleetwood 2nd Addition Assessment Paving Project for Blossom, Simpson, Simon & Pierre Drives . The proposed improvements in this project will consist of removal of the existing concrete slab pavement , installation of underground storm sewers and then the construction of a 216 , concrete/curb street in accordance with the City of Beaumont Street Construction Standards . The contract has been prepared and awarded in accordance with the appropriate City ordinances and the laws of the State of Texas and proper notice has been given to all of the abutting property owners concerning the project . At this time, I will call on one of our property people to testify as to the enhancement to the abutting properties. Air. C. E . Dedman , Real Property M,anager : In reviewing the assessments to be made against properties in Fleetwood 2nd Addition and comparing it with the market values of other comparable properties, I can find no case where the assessment exceeds the enhance- ment . Mayor Meyers invited citizens to address the benefit hearing. --62- April 17 , 1979 Mr. Johnny Casmore, 3455 Blossom : I would like to know when the contractor 'plans to start the project and about how long will it take to complete the project? Mr . Deland : The construction will probably be started, at least the utility reloca- tions that will be necessary, probably within 30 days at the end of the public hearing next week. In an effort to provide the maximum access to the properties and the least inconven'_ence to the property owners , the contractor will of necessity work this in short stretches to not re- move any more of the existing pavement which would interrupt your access. The work will be to some degree slow. I would guess it would probably take some six to nine months to do this whole contract of all the streets . He will not have all the streets torn up at any one time . Mayor Meyers : Is there any one else who would care to address this subject at this time? There being no further business , the benefit hearing was recessed for one week. --090- There being no further business , the meeting was recessed before continu- ing with the City Council Workshop Session. 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 ses- sion held April 17 , 1979. Myrtle Corgey City Clerk -63- April 17, 1979