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MIN NOV 06 1979 REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD NOVEMBER 6 , 1979 BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont, Texas , met in regular session this the 6th day of November , 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 Lane Nichols Asst . City Attorney -000- The Invocation was given by the Reverend David McKechnie, St . Andrews Presbyterian Church. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Meyers. -000- The Minutes of the regular City Council session held October 23 , 1979, were approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Coun- cilwoman McGinnis . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Mayor Meyers issued the following proclamations : "U. S. Army Reserve Week in Beaumont" - November 10-17, 1979; Optimists ' "Youth Appreciation Week in Beaumont" - November 11-17 , 1979; "American Education Week in Beaumont" - November 11-17, 1979; "Beaumont League of Women Voters Week in Beaumont" - November 6-10, 1979 and recognition of the "Palmer Drug Abuse Program" in appreciation for the work done in our community. -000- An ordinance authorizing a zoning change from R-2 to C-2 for a 0.432 acre tract , described generally as Block 4, Gentz Addition, and Lots 6 and 7 , Block 1 , O'Brien and Bordages Addition, located in the 700 Block of Ara- bella Street between Brien Street and Atlanta Avenue (requested by Joe O' Fiel) 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 0.432 ACRE TRACT OUT OF THE GENTZ ADDITION AND OUT OF THE O'BRIEN AND BORDAGES ADDITION, BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS, AS HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED, PRESENTLY ZONED R-2 TO C-2 ; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PRO- VIDING A PENALTY. The ordinance was tabled on a motion made by Councilman Williams and secon- ded by Councilman Combs . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- -155- November 6, 1979 Resolution 79-382 authorizing the purchase of parcels of land for the Spur 380/Lamar Freeway Project (720-183-475) - #44 @ $20. 00 and for the Buford- Carroll Street Projects (720-186-475) - #5 @ $2 , 320. 00 ; #7 @ $760. 00; #13 @ $450. 00; #15 @ $18 , 560. 00; #17 @ $4 , 200. 00; #18 @ $17 , 358 . 00 and #22 @ $225. 00 (all for Buford Street ) and authorizing the Legal Department to in- stitute condemnation proceedings to acquire Parcels #32 , 33 and 46 for the Spur 380/Lamar Freeway Project was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Councilman Williams . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- A resolution authorizing execution of a contract with Local 491 of the In- ternational Brotherhood of Police Officers was again deferred for action pending receipt of the approved contract draft from Union attorneys . -000- An ordinance amending Chapter 21 , Section 21-74 of the Code of Ordinances , establishing positions and rates of pay for police officers was deferred for action . -000- Resolution 79-383 appointing Gail Alexander to fill the unexpired term of Joe Mazzu on the Community Development Advisory Committee was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Evans . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-384 authorizing the execution of a' contract with the Beaumont Art Museum for janitorial and grounds maintenance services at the Wilson Memorial Art Museum in an amount not to exceed $18,350. 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Combs . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-385 authorizing reimbursement to Sun Pipeline Company ($5,000) Exxon Pipeline Company ($6, 100) , and Gulf Refining Company ($31 ,000) for expenses incurred in providing protection for pipelines which cross Washing- ton Boulevard was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Combs . Question : Ayes: All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-386 authorizing the execution of an agreement with Streety Enterprises for participation in the paving of Westgate Drive in Dowlen West Unit XX Subdivision and the execution of an agreement with Schaumburg and Polk, Inc . for engineering services (City portion estimated @ $11 ,200) was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Council- woman McGinnis . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Ordinance No. 79-90 authorizing Change Order No. 3 to the Orleans Plaza Pro- ject contract and appropriating $8 , 000 from the Major Street Improvement Fund was considered : ORDINANCE NO. 79-90 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $7 , 974 FROM THE UNAPPROPRIATED FUND IN THE MAJOR STREET IMPROVEMENT FUND TO THE ORLEANS PLAZA PROJECT NO. 730-184; AUTHORIZING CHANGE OR- DER NO. 3 TO THE ORLEANS PLAZA PROJECT; PRO- VIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR REPEAL. -156- November 6, 1979 The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Councilman Evans . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-387 authorizing final payment of $5 , 146. 53 to Baldwin Con- struction Company for the construction of the Carroll Street Park Activities Building (total cost $51 , 789. 00) was approved on a motion made by Council- woman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Evans. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-388 accepting the bid of Hurricane Fence Company for furnish- ing and installing trespasser-proof top arms and barbed wire to the exist- ing fence at the Loeb Well No. 1 site at a cost of $1 ,696. 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Councilwoman McGinnis . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Ordinance No. 79-91 appropriating funds for construction of the Airport Ter- minal Building, accepting the bid of Jay Garth Construction ($228 ,500. 00) and authorizing Change Order No. 1 to the contract (-$2,754 . 00) was considered: ORDINANCE NO. 79-91 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $142, 200 FROM UNOBLIGATED RESOURCES IN THE AIRPORT IM- PROVEMENT FUND TO THE AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILD- ING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT FUND; AWARDING A BID FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING; AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDER NO. 1 TO SAID CONTRACT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR REPEAL. The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Evans. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-389 authorizing a two-year lease agreement with Xerox Corpora- tion for two Xerox 4000 copiers located in the Police Department (monthly rental - $265. 00) was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Councilman Williams . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-390 accepting the bid of Thermal Supply Company for furnish- ing a heating/cooling unit for the No. 2 Fire Station located at Ironton and Wilson Streets at a cost of $1, 533. 27 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Councilman Evans. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-391 accepting the bid of Motorola Communications and Elec- tronics, Inc. for furnishing and installing an antenna, cable and connec- tors for the satellite voting receiver at the Police Department at a cost of $1, 600. 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Councilman Combs . Question : Ayes : All Naves : None -000- -157- November 6, 1979 Resolution 79-392 accepting the bid of Motorola Communications and Elec- tronics , Inc . for furnishing two portable radios for use by the Fire Depart- ment at a cost of $1 , 740. 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Councilman Evans . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-393 accepting the bid of Pyramid Concrete Pipe Company for furnishing material to be used for the Woodland Estates Drainage Project at a cost of $5, 218. 70 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Councilman Evans. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-394 authorizing execution of a maintenance agreement for a term of one year beginning November 1 , 1979, with A. M. International Ser- vices for the A. M. Total Copy System in the Print Shop at a cost of $3 , 043 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Council- man Williams. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-395 rejecting a bid received for furnishing signal equipment was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Council- man Combs . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-396 accepting the bid of R. B. Everett and Company for furn- ishing a gear box assembly for a street sweeper used by the Street Division at a cost of $2 , 752. 14 was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGin- nis and seconded by Councilman Williams . Question: Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Ordinance No. 79-92 appropriating funds for erection of a five million-gallon water storage tank and accepting the bids of Preload Technology , Inc . on installing the tank ($857 , 000) and Mar-Len, Inc. for yard piping ($184 ,000) at the site of Well #1 in Loeb, Texas , was considered : ORDINANCE NO. 79-92 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $240, 000 FROM UNOBLIGATED FUNDS IN THE UTILITY REVENUE FUND AND $100, 000 FROM UNOBLIGATED FUNDS IN THE WATER IMPROVEMENT FUND TO A FUND FOR CON- STRUCTION OF A FIVE-MILLION GALLON WATER STOR- AGE TANK AND RELATED YARD PIPING; AUTHORIZING AWARD OF BIDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR REPEAL. The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Co-ncilman Williams and se- conded by Councilman Combs. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-397 accepting the bid of Gaedcke Equipment Company for furnish- ing a concrete/asphalt saw and two saw blades for use by the Street Division at a cost of $2, 965. 12 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Councilwoman McGinnis. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- -158- November 6, 1979 Resolution 79-398 authorizing purchase of limestone base material from various sources was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and se- conded by Councilman Williams . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Mr. Joe B. Wilson , 1855 Euclid , addressed Council to again complain about poor .drainage in the 1800 Block of Euclid. Mr . Paul Layfield, 2320 Grand , addressed Council to request consideration for a zoo for the Golden Triangle. Mr . J. C. Leggett , 1849 Washington Boulevard , addressed Council to complain about drainage problems on Washington Boulevard . -000- There being no further business , 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 November 6, 1979. Rosemarie Chiappetta Deputy City Clerk -159- November 6 , 1979