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MIN NOV 20 1979 REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL- CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD NOVEMBER 20, 1979 BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont , Texas , met in regular session this the 20th 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 (*Councilman Evans arrived late . ) -000- The Invocation was given by the Reverend David Geddes , Bishop of the Beaumont Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints . The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Combs. -000- Mayor Meyers issued the following proclamations : "Family Week in Beaumont" November 18-24, 1979 and "Beaumont Symphony Orchestra Week in Beaumont" November 26-December 2 , 1979. Students of Odom Middle School ' s 6th, 7th and 8th grades were welcomed to today' s meeting (Mrs . Melanie Brunette, Teacher) . -000- Ordinance No . 79-93 authorizing a zoning change from R-2 to C-1 for a 0.432 acre lot 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 Arabella Street between Brien and Atlanta Avenue (requested by Joe O'Fiel) was considered : ORDINANCE NO. 79-93 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 GENTZ ADDITION AND OUT OF THE O'BRIEN AND BORDAGES ADDITION, BEAU- MONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS , AS HEREINAFTER DE- SCRIBED, PRESENTLY ZONED R-2 TO C-1 ; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and secon- ded by Councilman Williams . Question : Ayes : Mayor Meyers Nayes : Councilwoman Councilman Combs McGinnis Councilman Williams -000- Resolution 79-412 authorizing execution of a contract with Local 491 of the International Brotherhood of Police Officers was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Combs . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -162- November 20, 1979 (Councilman Evans arrived during the discussion of the next item. ) -000- Ordinance No . 79-94 amending Chapter 21 , Sections 21-74 of the Code of Ordi- nances , establishing positions and rates of pay for Police Officers was considered: ORDINANCE NO. 79-94 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 21 , SECTION 21-74 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, TO PROVIDE FOR GRADES , CLASSIFICATIONS , AND PAY SCALES IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE ; PRO- VIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR REPEAL. The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Councilman Evans. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Mayor Meyers called an Executive Session pursuant to Section 2 of the Texas Open Meetings Law. -000- Regular City Council Session was resumed. -000- Ordinance No. 79-95 amending Chapter 25 of the Code of Ordinances providing for a $10, 000 tax exemption for disabled persons was considered : ORDINANCE NO. 79-95 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 25 , SECTION 25-20 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT TO PROVIDE EXEMPTION OF $10, 000 OF THE MARKET VALUE OF A RESIDENCE HOMESTEAD OF ANY PERSON WHO IS DISABLED; PRO- VIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR REPEAL. The ordinance was approved on a motion made .by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Combs. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-413 authorizing the purchase of the Community Services pro- perty located at 650 Main Street from the Beaumont Community Chest , Inc . for $279,000 to include land, improvements , and moving expenses was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Councilman Evans . Question : Ayes : Mayor Meyers Nayes : Councilwoman Councilman Combs McGinnis Councilman Evans Councilman Williams -000- Resolution 79-414 authorizing a continuation of the agreement under which the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission provides planning func- tions as the Entitlement Jurisdiction for LEAA assisted Criminal Justice Projects (4 county region) was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Councilman Williams. Question: Ayes All Nayes : None -000- -163- November 20, 1979 Resolution 79-415 authorizing the execution of a lease agreement with the Civil Air Patrol to locate at the Beaumont Municipal Airport (five year lease) was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Williams. Question: Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-416 designating the Zoning Board of Adjustment to serve as the Airport Zoning Board of Adjustment was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Councilman Williams . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-417 authorizing purchase of two parcels of land for the Bu- ford-Carroll Streets Project (Buford - #11 at $32 ,700. 00 and #20 at $50. 00) was approved on a motion made by Councilman Williams and seconded by Coun- cilman Evans. Question: Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-418 accepting settlement of a claim against Jim Austin Chev- rolet in the amount of $2 , 500. 00 for failure to deliver six pickups and two vans and a station wagon was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Councilman Evans . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-419 accepting the bid of Southwestern Container Corporation for furnishing 25 4-cubic yard and 25 8-cubic yard containers for use by the Solid Waste Division at a cost of $19, 125 .00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Councilwoman McGinnis. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-420 accepting the bid of The Rein Company for furnishing 250 thousand water statements at a cost of $1 , 252. 50 was approved on a mo- tion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Councilman Evans. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-421 accepting the bid of Tidelands International , Inc. for furnishing two engine assemblies for rear-loading refuse trucks for use in the Solid Waste Division at a cost of $8 ,788 . 66 was approved on a mo- tion made by Councilman Williams and seconded by Councilwoman McGinnis . Question: Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-422 accepting the bids of Dixie Materials , Inc . , Uvalde Rock Asphalt Company and Keown Supply Company for furnishing road building mater- ials for use by the Street Division (Limestone to be used with Jefferson County for improvements to Walden, Brooks and Hagner) was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Councilman Williams . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-423 accepting the bid of Tidelands International , Inc . for furnishing five side-loading refuse trucks for use by the Solid Waste Divi- sion at a cost of $266, 925. 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Councilman Evans . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- -164- November 20, 1979 A resolution approving the allocation of reprogrammed Community Development Block Grant funds was tabled for action on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Councilman Williams . Question: Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-424 authorizing the issuance of a permit to the LaSalle Hotel for a private street and canopy on public right-of-way between Pearl-Orleans Connector and Pearl Street immediately north of the LaSalle Hotel was con- sidered: Councilman Combs made a motion to table action; motion died for lack of second. Councilman Evans made a motion to approve the resolution ; Councilwoman McGinnis seconded the motion. Question : Ayes : Mayor Meyers Nayes : Councilman Combs Councilwoman McGinnis Councilman Williams Councilman Evans -000- Recess was called before continuing with the public hearing on dilapidated structures . -000- Mayor Meyers declared the public hearing for Dilapidated Structures open. Mr. George Gardner, Urban Rehabilitation Administrator , stated that the be- low listed structures are in violation of Article III , Section 14-50 and 14-51 of the Dangerous Structures Ordinance of the City of Beaumont and that all notification procedures have been met . The following structures were considered: 1458 Mariposa (Rear) and 1460 Mariposa - Mr . Gilbert Adams , attorney for the estate of Milton & Naomi Duplanter , addressed Council concerning these structures . Mr.. Gardner told Council that there were 19 violations on each of the structures and it was his recommendation that they be razed within 30 days . After discussion, Councilman Williams made a motion to condemn the structure and allow 6 weeks for compliance; Councilwoman McGinnis seconded the motion. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None 1328 Laurel - Mr. Gardner told Council that the structure had had 17 viola- tions but had been brought into compliance with the ordinance. Mr. M. H. Blackshear , representing the Conklin Estate, addressed Council to say it was the family ' s desire to keep the house in compliance. The structure was removed from condemnation on a motion made by Councilman Combs and se- conded by Councilwoman McGinnis . (Council requested a report on the struc- ture at the next regular Dilapidated Structures hearing.) Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None 2498 Magnolia - Morris J. Ruben, Jr. , owner (17 violations) , recommendation to raze within 30 days ; 1470 Gladys - Herman Graham, owner (19 violations) , recommendation to raze or repair within 30 days ; 3045 Cordova - Ms . Edna S. Stevens , owner (21 violations) , recommendation to raze within 30 days ; 2390 N. Lynwood - Travis W. Drake, owner (16 violations - fire damage) , re- commendation to raze within 30 days; 3094 W. Crockett (House and Store House) Arthur Lee Reese, owner (20 violations) , recommendation to raze within 30 days ; 23902 Houston - Lynch Mitchell deeded to sister Ora Lee Neal (18 vio- lations - fire damage) , recommendation to raze within 30 days ; 2390 Emile (Garage) - Ms. Lillian M. Cassidy, owner (10 violations) , recommendation to raze within 30 days; 2436 Emile - Pd. R. Simmons, owner (17 violations - al- most brought into compliance) , recommendation to raze or repair within 30 days ; 5675 Hagner Road - Tony J. Arena, owner (10 violations) , recommenda- tion to raze within 30 days; 1415 Burt - Jasper Leaven, owner (17 violations) recommendation to raze within 30 days ; 1547 Leiper - Frank Shaw, owner (19 violations) , recommendation to raze or repair within 30 days ; 1533 & 1535 -165- November 20, 1979 Leiper (Duplex) - Frank Shaw, owner (9 violations) , recommendation to raze or repair within 30 days ; 1696 and 1698 Port (Duplex) - Oranelle McElroy, owner ( 10 violations) , recommendation to raze or repair within 30 days ; 1528 & 1532 Brooklyn - Mrs. Concetta Coco c/o Ms . Rose Coco Ramey (24 vio- lations), recommendation to raze within 30 days ; 1875 Irving - Sam J . Angello O' Shell , owner (17 violations) , recommendation to raze or repair within 30 days; 990 Powell - Guy A. Jones, owner (24 violations) , recommendation to raze within 30 days; 705 Cuniff - J. R. McDougall, owner (22 violations) , recommendation to raze within 30 days ; and 865 Cuniff - Mrs. Concetta Coco c/o Ms. Rose Coco Ramey, owner (22 violations) , recommendation to raze within 30 days. A motion to approve the above recommendations was made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Councilman Evans. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None The public hearing was closed . -000- Ordinance No. 79-96 declaring certain dilapidated structures to be public nuisances and requiring their repair or removal was considered : ORDINANCE NO. 79-96 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FINDING CERTAIN STRUC- TURES TO BE PUBLIC NUISANCES, ORDERING REPAIR OR DEMOLITION OF CERTAIN STRUCTURES ; ORDERING DEMOLITION BY THE CITY UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS ; PROVIDING A PENALTY; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERA- BILITY. The ordinance was approved on a motion made by Combs and seconded by Coun- cilman Williams. Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- A motion authorizing the execution of agreements with George Ingram and Associates for the design of three (3) fire stations and a new pound facility and with Architecture & Engineering Design Group (formerly Dickson, Dickson and Bullock) for the design of a service center facility on the Multimax property was made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Williams. Question : Ayes : Mayor Meyers Nayes : Councilman Combs Councilwoman McGinnis Councilman Williams Councilman Evans -000- Mr. Steve Lassitor, 3220 Willowood, representing the Spindletop Youth Soccer League, addressed Council to request a ninety-day delay in the Council ' s decision for use of the Multimax property and presented two petitions - one entitled "We, the undersigned, support the proposal that the Multi-Max property be set aside as a permanent athletic facility . We strongly urge that the City Council of Beaumont , in keeping with the spirit of athletics as exemplified by the Babe Didrikson Zaharias Memorial , designate this land as a sport complex. " containing approximately 1200 signatures and one entitled "Please allow us to play soccer on these fields next year (Multi-Max property) . " containing approximately 500 sig- natures of children. Mr. Lassitor asked that his group have time to pre- pare alternate proposals to the City. Mr. Bill McMillian, 4615 Barton, and the Reverend Dean Calcote, 5615 Duff and principal of All Saints Episcopal School , and Mrs. Debbie Lovoi , 6280 Wilchester Lane, addressed Council in support of comments made by Mr . Lassitor. -166- November 20, 1979 Mr. Jesse Hancock, 7265 Beau View, addressed Council to question charges required by the City to connect this residence to City water . -000- There being no further business , the meeting was recessed before continu- ing 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 20, 1979. Rosemarie Chiappetta Deputy City Clerk -167- November 20, 1979