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MIN MAY 15 1979 REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD MAY 15 , 1979 BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont , Texas, met in regular session this the 15th day of May, 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 Patrick O'Connell , Assumption Catholic Church. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Evans. -000- The Minutes of the regular City Council session held May 8 , 1979, were approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Council- woman McGinnis . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Mayor Meyers issued the following proclamations : "NAACP Day in Beaumont" May 17 , 1979; "Nursing Home Week in Beaumont" - May 13-19, 1979; "World Trade Week in Beaumont" - May 20-26, 1979; and "Reverend Monsignor Marvin F. Enderle Day in Beaumont" - May 20, 1979. -000- Resolution 79-180 authorizing the retention of Underwood Neuhaus & Company , Vincent & Elkins , and Orgain, Bell & Tucker as financial advisors and attorneys in connection with the issuance of Parking System and Hotel Oc- cupancy Tax Revenue Bonds , Series 1979, was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Councilman Williams . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-181 authorizing payment of $4, 200 to the Texas Municipal League representing the pro rata share of the City of Beaumont for parti- cipation in U. S . Steel vs Bullock now pending and authorizing retention of Fulbright & Jaworski as intervenor in said cause was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Evans . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-182 authorizing Change Order No. 1 to the contract with Gold Crest Electric Company for modifications to the Fair Park Coliseum sound system to provide electrical power to each of four (4) concession slabs at the south end of the Coliseum at a cost of $3 , 085. 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Combs. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- -76- May 15, 1979 Resolution 79-183 accepting the bid of Sabine Industries for work on the exhaust system in City Hall at a cost of $1 , 337 . 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Councilwoman McGinnis . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-184 accepting the bid of The Rein Company for furnishing 50M General Offense Reports for the Police Department at a cost of $3 , 112 . 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and se- conded by Councilman Combs. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-185 authorizing the City of Beaumont to enter into an agree- ment with the Atchison , Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company for the instal- lation of a rubberized grade crossing on East Lucas with the City to pay the difference in materials cost over that of a timber crossing (cost $13 , 200. 00) was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Councilwoman McGinnis. Question : Ayes : Mayor Meyers Nayes : Councilman Combs Councilwoman McGinnis Councilman Williams Councilman Evans -000- A resolution appointing a member to the 1979 Tax Equalization Board was deferred for action. -000- Resolution 79-186 authorizing the acceptance for City maintenance of the water, sewer and street improvements in West Calder Estates, Block 5 (Guy Circle) was approved on a motion made by Councilman Williams and seconded by Councilman Combs. Question: Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-187 appointing Marilyn Adams as chairman and Raymond Chaison as vice-chairman for the Community Development Block Grant Advisory Com- mittee was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Williams . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-188 accepting the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation Minute Order NO. 75 710 regarding construction of turning lanes on Calder Avenue at Interstate 10 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Councilwoman McGinnis. Question: Ayes: All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-189 authorizing a contract with Wathen, DeShong and Company to make the independent audit for FY 79 was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Combs . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- -77- May 15, 1979 Resolution 79-190 endorsing the Beaumont Anti-Litter League and authorizing an agreement providing for City participation in the funding of a Clean Community System at a cost of $3 , 000. 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Councilman Combs. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Mrs. Delia Harrington, 815 Willow Street , addressed Council to thank them for action taken in funding B.A. L.L. and supporting the Clean Community System. Mr. Vernon Durden, 4035 Parish, addressed Council to ask the status of the zoning case for the Washington Boulevard area across from the Fleetwood Addition. City Attorney said the City would appeal the Court ' s decision. -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 May 15, 1979. Myrtle Corgey City Clerk -78- May 15, 1979