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MIN AUG 14 1979 REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD AUGUST 14, 1979 BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont, Texas, met in regular session this the 14th day of August, 1979, with the fol- lowing present: HONORABLE: Maurice Meyers Mayor Tom Combs, Jr. Councilman, Ward I Calvin Williams Councilman, Ward III Absent: Vi McGinnis Councilwoman, Ward II Leroy Evans Councilman, Ward IV Ray A. Riley City Manager Lane Nichols Asst. City Attorney -000- The Invocation was given by the Reverend Don Seils, St. Matthews and St. James Episcopal Churches. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Williams. -000- The Minutes of the regular City Council session held August 7, 1979, approved on a motion by Councilman Combs; seconded by Councilman Williams. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Mayor Meyers issued the following Proclamation: "Gospel Music Cele- bration of Life Day in Beaumont, August 30, 1979" Steve Robinson and Ron Linback accepted the Proclamation for Shining Star Productions. -000- Mayor Meyers welcomed 10-year old Keane Matthews, a visitor from Austin, Texas. -000- The Mayor, Council members, and staff recognized Jeff Clark, Enterprise reporter, who reported on City Hall for the past few years, presenting him with a certificate of appreciation and "honorary citizen of Beaumont" card. Jeff will be on the staff of a Florida newspaper. -000- -114- August 14, 1979 -000- City Manager Ray Riley presented the proposed City Budget for fiscal year 1980. Resolution 79-280, setting a public hearing on the proposed city budgets to be held at 2: 00 p.m. , Tuesday, August 28, 1979, in the City Council Chambers, passed on a motion by Councilman Combs; seconded by Councilman Williams. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None Public Hearing set for both the regular city budget and Revenue Sharing Budget. -000- Resolution 79-281, authorizing the purchase of a parcel of land (842.2 square foot tract out of Lot 8, Block 5 of the Leonard Addition on Stewart Street) for $295. 00, for right-of-way for the Community Develop- ment Block Grant Project B-77-MC-48-0003) , approved on a motion made by Councilman Williams; seconded by Councilman Combs. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 79-282, endorsing Jefferson County' s proposal for implemen- tation of Phase I of the Taylor' s Bayou Flood Control Project, approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs; seconded by Councilman Williams. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 79-283, authorizing participation with Drainage District #6 for drainage improvements in the vicinity of Woodland Estates, approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs; seconded by Councilman Williams. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None City Manager pointed out that the City will provide material to lower the storm sewer; our cost not to exceed $20, 000 for this project. -000- Resolution 79-284, authorizing execution of an agreement with Jefferson County for Regional Crime Laboratory, approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs; seconded by Councilman Williams. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None City Manager stated this resolution authorizes an agreement with County and City which will be forwarded to the State for approval; this will take about 30 days; Laboratory will continue to operate at the Police Department; all equipment purchased will remain with the Laboratory. -000- Resolution 79-285, authorizing payment to Texas Municipal League, for the amount of $2, 350, which represents Beaumont's pro rata share of the cost of intervention in the Southwestern Bell Rate Case, approved on a motion by Councilman Combs; seconded by Councilman Williams. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -115- August 14 , 1979 -000- Resolution 79-286, accepting for permanent maintenance of water, storm sewer improvements in Cheska Hollow Addition, was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Councilman Williams. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None Cheska Hollow is located between Dowlen and West Lucas; inspection has been made by Public Works and Water Utilities Departments and found to meet minimum standards. -000- Resolution 79-287, accepting for permanent maintenance of water, storm sewer, paving, in the W. B. Dyches Survey, was approved on a motion by Councilman Williams; seconded by Councilman Combs. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None Directors of Public Works and Water Utilities Departments recommend that these improvements qualify for acceptance for permanent mainten- ance. -000- Resolution 79-288, authorizing the execution of a permit to American National Bank for the installation of a six-inch Conduit under Park Street, was approved on a motion made by Councilman Williams; seconded by Councilman Combs. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None This will allow the Bank to make addition to existing building with no adverse affect on the City. -000- A request to abandon a 20-foot alley located in Block 69 of the Van Wormer addition was denied on a motion made by Councilman Williams; seconded by Councilman Combs. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None Abandonment requires 100% of the owners; this has not been received, but rather than defer any further, it was placed on the agenda in order to dispose of it. Planning and Zoning Commission requested denial. -000- Resolution 79-289, accepting the bid of International Harvester Sales and Service for furnishing a Diesel Tractor mounted with a rotary cutter and front bucket for the Solid Waste Division, in amount of $10,274, approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Councilman Williams. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution 79-290, accepting the bid of National Concrete Products, in the amount of $8,272. 20, for furnishing 77 joints of 8 ' long by 30" diameter reinforced concrete pipe ASTM Class #3; 11 boxes of 1-1/2" Ramnek mastic asphalt packing and five gallons Ramnek primer for the Gladys Street storm sewer project, was approved on a motion made by Councilman Williams; seconded by Councilman Combs. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None • -116- August 14, 1979 -000- Resolution 79-291, accepting the bid of John Bankston Construction Co. , in amount of $879,197, for the construction of Washington Boulevard project, was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs; seconded by Councilman Williams. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None 11 bids were received on this project. The bid of John Bankston` s was below estimates for the project. The bid meets minimum specifications and is in order. w, -000- Resolution 79-292, accepting the bid of Wilson Business Forms, in the amount of $2, 125, for 50, 000 traffic citations for the Municipal Court, was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs; seconded by Council- man Williams. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- CITIZENS SPEAK L. P. Kinnear, 2395 Park Street, asked Council to get behind our repre- sentatives so that something could be done about the current oil spill which appears to be approaching the Texas Coast. Mayor Meyers assured Mr. Kinnear that an effort would be made to gain more knowledge on the situation. -000- Mayor Meyers announced that the second jazz concert was held on the Civic Center Plaza -- attendance was excellent; music was good; that the third of the series will be next month -- Country-Western, and it was hoped that this type program will continue. -000- There being no further business, the meeting was recessed for five minutes before continuing with the 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 August 14, 1979. Myrtle Corgey, City Clerk it -117- August 14 , 1979 f , EXCERPT FROM REGULAR CITY COUNCIL SESSION HELD AUGUST 14 , 197 ? CITY MANAGER RILEY: Item 3 is a resolution which provides for endorsement and support of Jef- ferson County ' s proposal for the implementation of Phase I of the Taylor ' s Bayou Flood Control Project . In the past , the Council has considered the proposed flood control project and yesterday, at the Commissioners ' Court , a resolution was adopted, I think, urging the Corps of Engineers to ,im plement the Phase I . And , this resolution has been placed on the Agenda at the request of the Mayor in order to support and endorse their activities . (-Motion called fcr and made. ) MAYOR MEYERS : Not to belabor it . . . I think everyone is aware of the action taken yes- terday by the Commissioners ' Court and certainly we wholeheartedly endorse their efforts and again would encourage all members of Council as well as all citizens and anyone involved to take it on their own to contact the Corps of Engineers by mail or their representatives in Washington by mail to keep the pressuxe on to see that the Corps of Engineers initiates action on Phase I of the .Taylor ''s Bayou project . (Question called. ) END OF EXCERPT. j i