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MIN APR 24 1979 REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD APRIL 24 , 1979 BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont , Texas , met in regular session this the 24th day of April , 1979, with the fol- lowing present : HONORABLE : Maurice Meyers Mayor Tom Combs, Jr. Councilman , Ward I Vi McGinnis Councilwoman , Ward II Absent : Calvin Williams Councilman, Ward III Leroy Evans Councilman , Ward IV Ray Riley City Manager Lane Nichols Asst . City Attorney '"i-Ly Clerk Myrtle Corgey -000- The Invocation was given by the Rabbi Norman Lipson , Temple Emanuel . The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilwoman McGinnis . -000- Mayor Meyers welcomed 3rd grade students from Ogden Elementary School to today 's meeting. -000- Mayor Meyers issued the following proclamations : "Beta Sigma Phi Day in Beaumont" - April 25, 1979; "Days of Remembrance of Day of Holocaust in Beaumont" - April 28 and 29, 1979; and "Clean Air Week in Beaumont" - April 20 - May 6, 1979. _000- The Minutes of the regular City Council session held April 17 , 1979, were approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Coun- cilwoman McGinnis. Question : Ayes : All L,N ayes : None -000- An ordinance authorizing a zoning change from R-3 to LR-1 for a 0. 44 acre tract described as Lots 19 and 20 and the west 1C feet of Lot 18 , Block 3 , Weber King Addition , located in the 3600 block -)f McHale Street at Helbig Road (requested by John Paul Davis for Mrs . Blanch Fisher) 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 ZONING DISTRICTS AS INDICATED UPON THE ZONING MAP OF BEAUMONT , TEXAS, BY CHANGING A 0.44 ACRE TRACT CUT 0.�,I THE WEBER KING ADDITION, BEAUMONT, j- FFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS , AS HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED , PRESENTLY ZONED R-3 TO LR-l ; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING A PENAI-TY. The ordinance was denied on a motion made by Coitncilman Combs and seconded by Councilwoman McGinnis. Question : Ayes : Al l Nune -64- AP_ril 24 , 1979 An ordinance authorizing a zoning char,E irom E.--1A to LR-1 for a 1 . 017 acre tract described generally as a portion cf the H. Williams Survey , located at 290 N. Major Drive (requested by Mark Dollinger) was consid- ered : AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 30 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF BEAUMONT , TEXAS , AND IN PARTICULAR TYE BOUNPARIES OF THE ZONING DISTRICTS AS !NDICKIED UPON THE ZONING MAP OF PEAOMONT , 1 ERAS , BY CHANGING A 1 . 017 ACRE IaACT OUT OF THE H. WILLIAMS SURVEY , BEALMONT , iE7FERSON COUNTY, TEXAS , AS HER EINAFTEB DESCRIBED , PRESENTLY ZONED r 1 TU 5-1 ; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILY77 ; A5D A PENALTY . The ordinance was tabled on I mcticn Vy Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Combs , Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None Coc- - Resolution 79-159 authorizing the Cit, manager Lo execute a gas sales contract with Entex , Inc . that would p ace the Civic Center in the in- dustrial rate category (Rate Echedule 5570) as opposed to the commercial rate category (will reduce rate about 15% or $750 . 00 per month) was ap- proved an a motion made by Council-wom.— McGinnis and seconded by Council- man Combs , Question: Ayes : A- ! ti,ayes : None -coo Resolution 79-160 authorizing fi3al pa,n" t of 011 , 419 . 56 to Fernon ' s Office Outfitters and Stationers for 0_ y Hall uffice furnishings was approved on a motion made b , ZDuncilmA- _ 4mbs 0 seconded by Council- woman McGinnis . Question : Ayes . All Wyes : None Resolution 79-161 authorizing the exec: .: an of an agreement between the City of Beaumont and the Texas Department of Highways and Public Trans- portation for a survey of exisiing briAges wiLn , . the City of Beaumont for replacement or rehabilitation purprAes was proved an a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded ty WDun wlmaxe Combs . Question : Ayes , Al-'_ _':ayes : None Resolution 79-162 accepting the 1978 Hot Mix Sur fice Overlay Project and authorizing final payment oT $81 , 207 9 " to F. " .� t4n Asphalt Company was approved on a motion made by Councilwo McGinnis and seconded by Coun- cilman Combs . Question : Aye E Ail ;ayes : None o30-- Resolution 79-163 accepting th 1ean !-4 and pa_ nwing of the exteriors of water storage tanks ai ! Giend& v and 155� "ine Street and author- izing payment to Lupton Painting Company of $9 , "00 . 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Comhs and s-norded by Councilwoman McGinnis . Question : Ups Al ' Cayes - None -coo­ -65- April 24 , 1979 Resolution 79-164 accepting the bid of Liberty Industrial for the construc- tion of the Library supplementary parking lot (old City Hall Annex site) at a cost of $11,470. 17 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Councilwoman McGinnis . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Ordinance No. 79-33 setting May 1 , 1979, as the date for a public hearing on the new rate schedule proposed by Entex, Inc . , suspending the rate schedule for a period of one hundred twenty (120) days from May 12 to September 9, 1979, and authorizing the employment of consultants , Touche Ross , to study the proposed rate schedule , was considered : ORDINANCE NO. 79-33 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE SUSPENDING THE OPERATION OF PROPOSED RATE SCHEDULES OF ENTEX, INC. ; CALLING A PUBLIC HEARING THEREON; AUTHORIZING EMPLOYMENT AND PAYMENT OF CONSULTANTS ; ASSESSING THE EXPENSES OF THIS PROCEEDING AGAINST ENTEX, INC. ; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY. The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Combs . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None --000- Ordinance No . 79-34 closing the benefit hearing and adopting the final assessment roll for Blossom, Simpson , Simon and Pierre Drives in Fleet- wood Addition was considered : ORDINANCE NO. 79-34 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE CLOSING THE HEARING GIVEN TO THE APPARENT ABUTTING PROPERTY OWNERS ON BLOSSOM, SIMPSON, SIMON AND PIERRE DRIVES AS TO SPECIAL BENEFITS TO ACCRUE TO SAID PROPERTY AND THE "TRUE OWNERS THEREOF BY VIRTUE OF THE IMPROVEMENTS DE- SCRIBED HEREIN, AND TO THE ACCURACY, SUF- FICIENCY, REGULARITY, AND VALIDITY OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND CONTRACTS IN CONNECTION WITH SAID IMPROVEMENTS AND ASSESSMENTS , AND ANY MANNER OR THING CONNECTED THEREWITH; OVERRULING AND DENYING ALL PROTESTS AND OBJECTIONS OFFERED, FINDING AND DETERMINING SPECIAL BENEFITS TO EACH PARCEL OF PROPERTY AND THE OWNERS THEREOF EQUAL TO OR EXCEEDING THE AMOUNT OF THE RESPECTIVE ASSESSMENTS AGAINST THE SAME ; FINDING THE REGULARITY OF ALL PROCEEDINGS, AND THE PERFORMANCE OF ALL PREREQUISITES TO FIXING THE ASSESSMENT LIENS , AND THE PERSONAL LIABILITY OF PROPERTY OWNERS ; LEVYING ASSESSMENT, FIXING A CHARGE AND LIEN AGAINST SAID PROPERTIES SO ABUTTING SAID STREET AND THE TRUE OWNERS THEREOF FOR THE PAYMENT OF PART OF THE COST OF THE IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN THE LIMITS DESCRIBED; PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF ASSESSMENT CERTIFICATES AND THE MANNER OF THEIR COLLECTION; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY. The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Combs . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -66- April 24 , 1979 I ''U R BLIC HEAINI'_3 DILAPIDATED STRUCTURES Mr. George Gardner, Urban Rehabilitation Administrator , read the following statement : "The structures listed below have been condemned by the City Council and owners ordered to either repaLr or raze structures within specified time frames . Re-inspection of these proper"ies have revealed non-compliance with the Council ' s orders. The Code Enforcement Department is reqaeszing authorization from the City Council to demolish these structures accordance with City Codes and charge the property owners wii.h the cost of this di.emolition . 2095 Kingsley, 680 Prince , 1486 Concor��I , 1482 Concord , 494 Neicy , 284 Chapin, Across from 2768 Adler , 765 Maple and 795 Maple . " -000- 680 Prince : Mrs . Fontenot , representing the National Association for Advancement of People , addressed Coune".'­ ,o request the City ' s help in removing trash and debris the pr oi. ty and I,o be given more time to rehabilitate the structure After a lengthy discussion, `I!ayor Meyers recommended that , between now and the Council meeting next week, Mrs . Fontenot call a commercial car- rier to remove the trash and clebris from the pr,operty , lie also requested the item be placed on next Due,9day ' s agenda for action by Council , Coun- cilman Combs and Councilwoman McGin-nIS C­D!Icurred with the Mayor ' s sug- gestions . Councilman Combs made a motion approving the stafl recommendation for the above listed structures eyclud,*.ng F80 Princl-_, ; Councilwoman McGinnis seconded the motion. 7 Question : A F, A7 2, None -Coo-- Mr . Gardner : "The Urban Reh bllitat ov Divisicp '-)as some twenty-four structures that we would like to bring before Cc­_7-ncil for condemnation hearing. I will attest to the fact that all notifications have been proper and in accordance with the ordinance that -we are enforcing. " The following list of structures was considered , 1127 Magnolia - L. B. Tyson & M. Broussard , owners ( 18 violations) , re- commendation to raze within 30 days ; 1.456 Isla - Van Heusen Company, owner, (27 violations) , recommendation to razc 30 days ; 2085 Tulane - I D. F. Sanders, owner, ( 12 violations) , recommendation to raze or repair within 30 days ; 1999 Ives - Wesley Harris , owner , (16 violations) , recom- mendation to raze or repair within 30 days ; 335() Hall - Josephine Holts , owner (25 violations) , recommendation ',-,o raz`ew_It,_: in 30 days ; 4010 Willie Mae (front & rear) - Mervin 1-:ewis, , owner (25 violations) , recommendation to raze or repair within 30 d�.Ys ; 3355 11­'all - S , lip. Hightower , owner (21 violations) , recommendation raze wiLE�__n30 days ; #52 South 13th Street - Church,of the Valley Baptist Chuch, owner (17 vi(-,-)lations) , recommendation to raze within 30 days ; 2505 B."Lanchette 115.)-rve-7 Forwar , owner (14 viola- tions) , recommendation to days ; Z,925 San Jacinto - Leonard 4 Jones, owner (8 violations) , Tecorrunlendation to 7aze or repair within 30 days; 3490 W. Euclid - Isabe Jor-2--, 1 ,ioiations) , recommendation to raze within 30 days ; 2265 Harriet L-izia Ja.,,,kson , Estate c/o Edith J . Cormier , owner ( 14 viola7L-'-on.---)-,---r—ec—ommendat-- o-, o -raze or repair within 30 days; -795 Lincoln - Fran i Cooper- , owner (20 violations) , recommenda- tion to raze within 30 days , 365 Lincoln -- Sidn� y Mae Baker , owner (21 vio- lations) , recommendation to —or—re—p-air wit­rn 30 days - 1859 Lei_per - Richard Carey, Jr . , c/o Richard Carey IT I1 (22 violations) , recom- -67- Ap,�--1.1 24 , 1979 mendation to raze within 30 days ; 1895 Le,,iper - Richard Carey, Jr. , owner (20 violat-ons) , recommendation to raze —within 30 days ; 1081 Grant , front and rear - Spurgeon Wallace, owner (17 violations) , recommendation to raze or repair within 30 days ; 1120 Sherman , 1.130 Sherman 1140 Sherman and 1160 Sherman - Blessed Sae'rament Church, owner ( 15 to 20 violations on these structures) , recommendation to raze all within 30 days ; 2055 Hemlock (shed) - Charlie Busby, owner (20 violations) , recommendation to raze within 30 days; 1550 Fulton - Robert L, johnson sold to Irvin Mickens , owner (20 violations) , recommendation to raze within 30 days ; and 1605 Levy - Floretta Mitchell , owner (26 violations - occupied and qualified for relocation) , recommendation to raze within 30 days . Councilwoman McGinnis made a motion tc approve the recommendations ; Coun- cilman Combs seconded the motion. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000"-- Mr. J. C. Leggett , 1849 Washington Boulevard , addressed Council to complain about the poor condition of Avenue C and Euclid Street , -000-- There being no further business , Mayor Meyers called an Executive Session pursuant to Section 2 of the TeNas Open Meetings Low, -000- I , Myrtle Corgey, City Clerk of the City of Beaumont , C,ertlfy that the above is a true copy of the minutes of the regular City Council session held April 24 , 1979. Myrtle Corgey City Clerk -68- April 24 , 1979