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MIN MAY 22 1979 REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD MAY 22 , 1979 BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont , Texas, met in regular session this the 22nd day of May, 1979 , with the following present : HONORABLE : Maurice Meyers Mayor Tom Combs , Jr . Councilman , Ward I *Vi McGinnis Councilwoman , Ward II Leroy Evans Councilman , Ward IV Absent : Calvin Williams Councilman , Ward III Ray Riley City Manager Kenneth Wall City Attorney -000- The Invocation was given by the Reverend Richard Phillips , Roberts Avenue United Methodist Church. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Meyers . -000- The Minutes of the regular City Council session held May 15 , 1979 , were approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Councilman Evans. Question: Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Mayor Meyers issued the following proclamations: "Buddy Poppy Days in Beaumont" - May 25 & 26 , 1979 and "National Public Works Week in Beaumont" May 20-26 , 1979. *Councilwoman McGinnis arrived during the reading of the proclamations. -000- Resolution 79-191 authorizing payment of arbitration fees and expenses for Charles A. Kothe (City arbitrator $4 ,098 . 01) and John A. Bailey (Neutral arbitrator - $2 , 639. 72) was approved on a motion made by Council- woman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Combs. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000 Resolution 79-192 authorizing final payment to American Seating Company in the amount of $71 ,681 . 50 for fixed and telescopic seating in the Civic Center Exhibition Hall was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Councilman Evans. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000 Ordinance No. 79-38 amending Ordinance No. 79-37 abandoning a 20-foot alley and a 15-foot utility easement located in Block 23 , Jarrette Addi- tion and retaining a 5 x 15 guy wire easement in the alley (amendment necessary to correct property description) was considered : -79- May 22 , 1979 ORDINANCE NO. 79-38 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 1 OF ORDINANCE 79-37 VACATING AND ABAN- DONING A TWENTY (20) FOOT ALLEY IN THE JARRETTE ADDITION TO THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS, AS DESCRIBED HEREIN, PROVIDING THAT A 5 X 15 FOOT PORTION BE RETAINED IN THE ALLEY FOR A UTILITY EASEMENT; PROVIDING FOR SEVER- ABILITY. The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Combs . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Ordinance No. 79-39 abandoning a 1235 square-foot portion of Simpson Drive right-of-way located on Lot 1 , Block 8 , Fleetwood Addition was considered : ORDINANCE NO. 79-39 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE ABANDONING A PORTION OF SIMPSON DRIVE RIGHT-OF-WAY ABUTTING LOT ONE (1 ) , BLOCK EIGHT (8) IN THE FLEETWOOD ADDITION TO THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS, AS DESCRIBED HEREIN, PROVIDING THAT SAID STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY SHALL REVERT TO THE CITY OF BEAUMONT WITHIN NINETY (90) DAYS FROM THE DATE HEREOF. The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and secon- ded by Councilwoman McGinnis . Question: Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-193 accepting the bid of Stow-A-Way Industries/Eastern Food Storage for furnishing a fourteen-day (14) supply of freeze-dried foods for the Emergency Operations Center at a cost of $2 , 214 . 50 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Councilwoman McGinnis. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None 000 Resolution 79-194 accepting the bid of Tidelands International , Inc. for furnishing three (3) 50, 000 GVWR winch trucks with oilfield-type beds for use by the Sewer and Street Divisions (two for the Str Div. and one to be used by Sewer Maintenance) at a cost of $149,450. 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Evans . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-195 rejecting a bid for a tractor mower with front loader was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Council- man Evans . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000,- PUBLIC HEARING DILAPIDATED STRUCTURES Mr. George Gardner, Urban Rehabilitation Administrator : "First , I would like to attest to the fact that all of these twenty (20) structures are in violation of Article III , Section 14-50 & 14-51 of the Dangerous Struc- tures Ordinance for the City of Beaumont . All notification procedures have been complied with and the Urban Rehabilitation Division went a step further - on five notifications we received return notices and had those published in the paper for two days out of ten to satisfy notification : -80- May 22 , 1979 The following list of structures was considered : 1200. East Drive - M. L. Dowell , owner (15 violations) , recommendation to raze or repair within 30 days; 505 Neicy Alley (23 violations) , 518 Neicy Alley ( 18 violations) , 521 Neicy Alley (26 violations) , 523 Neicy Alley (26 violations) , 530 Neicy Alley (27 violations) - Mrs. A. S. LoMonte, Owner, recommendation for all five structures is to raze within 30 days ; 575 Milam - Ruby Newson, owner (19 violations) , recommendation to raze or repair within 30 days; 1560 Gladys - Leroy Chatman, owner (20 violations) , recommendation to raze within 30 days ; 1220 Iowa - Eugenio Herrera, owner (10 violations) recommendation to raze or repair within 30 days ; 2750 Cox Street - John Sams Estate, c/o M. Johnson, owner (27 violations) , recom- mendation to raze within 30 days; 2070 Glasshouse Louis Rubit , owner (14 violations) , recommendation to raze or repair within 30 days; 2850 Willard (19 violations) , 2850 Willard (rear) (25 violations) , 2852 Willard (rear) (25 violations) , 2860 (20 Violations) - 2862 (25 violations) Willard and 2862 Willard (rear) (25 violations) - Mrs. Indiana Lewis, owner , recom- mendation for all these structures is to raze within 30 days ; 1394 Cable - Florence Weinberg, owner (23 violations) , recommendation to raze within 30 days ; 2730 Poplar A. L. Mari , owner (14 violations) , recommendation to raze within 30 days ; 1725 Leiper, Richard Carey, owner (18 violations) , recommendation to raze or repair within 30 days ; and 1430 Herring - Ella Mae Compton, owner (22 violations) , recommendation to raze within 30 days . Councilwoman McGinnis made a motion to approve the recommendations ; Coun- cilman Combs seconded the motion. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None There being no further business, the public hearing was adjourned. -000- There being no further business for the regular session, the meeting was recessed before continuing with the City Council Workshop Session. -000- I , Rosemarie Chiappetta, Deputy 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 22 , 1979. Rosemarie Chiappetta Deputy City Clerk -81- May 22 , 1979