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MIN DEC 04 1979 REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD DECEMBER 4 , 1979 BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont , Texas , met in regular session this the 4th day of December , 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 Myrtle Corgey City Clerk -000- The Invocation was given by Dr . Wallace Shook, pastor of First United Methodist Church . The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Williams . -000- The Minutes of the regular City Council sessions held November 13 and Nov- ember 20, 1979, were approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Combs . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- An ordinance changing the zoning from R-lA to C-1 for a 4 . 36 acre tract lo- cated generally on the northwest corner of the L.N.V.A. Canal and Eastex Freeway 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 4 . 36 ACRE TRACT OUT OF THE W. B. DYCHES SURVEY, BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS , AS HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED, PRESENTLY ZONED R-lA TO C-1 ; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Mr. Jesse Torres , Assistant Planning Director , told Council that the City staff and the Planning & Zoning Commission (in a vote of 6-0) recommended denial of the request . Mr . Mark Merrill , 5945 Longwood, told Council that he would withdraw his application for the C-1 zoning change and amend it to a lower classification . -000- Resolution 79-425 authorizing purchase of Parcels #1 @ $23 ,220. 00, #2 @ $318 . 00, #6 at $1 , 638 . 00 and #12 at $25 . 00 (Railroad Avenue) for the Spur 380/Lamar Freeway Project and Parcels #21 @ $575 . 00 and #28 @ $2 , 500. 00 for Buford and #36 @ $2 , 200. 00 for Carroll Street for the Buford-Carroll Street Project was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and se- conded by Councilwoman McGinnis . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -168- December 4 , 1979 Resolution 79-426 authorizing the City Manager to make application to the Texas Aeronautics Commission for financial assistance forthe aircraft park- ing apron at Municipal Airport (100% grant for $75 , 000. 00 - project esti- mated to cost $7.50, 000) was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and seconded by Councilman Evans . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-427 authorizing the purchase of 2000 tons of limestone base from Keown Supply Company at a cost of $25 ,700. 00 for use by the Street Division was approved on a motion made by Councilwoman McGinnis and secon- ded by Councilman Combs . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-428 accepting the bid of Claude Wright & Associates for fur- nishing two American LaFrance 1500-GPM pumper fire trucks at a cost of $181 , 996. 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Combs and seconded by Councilwoman McGinnis . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-429 accepting bids for furnishing annual periodical subscrip- tions for the Library from Moore-Cottrell Subscription Agencies , Inc . at a cost of $4, 336 . 08, a heating and cooling system for the Traffic Operations Shop from Thermal Supply Company at a cost of $1 ,796 . 38 , and a copier for the Water Reclamation Division from National Copy Products at a cost of $1 , 770. 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Councilman Williams . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-430 authorizing final payment of $1 , 545 . 00 to the Housing Authority of Beaumont for the rental of office space used in the Community Development Block Grant (offices relocated to the Central Park Activities Center/Best Year 's Center) was approved on a motion made by Councilman Williams and seconded by Councilman Evans . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Resolution 79-431 amending the FY 79 Street Maintenance Contract with F. Gatlin Asphalt Company to permit cement stabilization as a alternative to limestone material in the Street Reconstruction Program was approved on a motion made by Councilman Evans and seconded by Councilman Combs . Question : Ayes : All Nayes : None -000- Mayor Meyers encouraged citizens to write their United States Senators and Congressmen to support Southwest Airlines in their continued use of Love Field in Dallas , Texas . -000- Mayor Meyers read the following statement concerning use of Multimax property : "18 months ago, Council inspected all of its facilities . Several deficien- cies were found at our vehicle maintenance and solid waste facilities. Vehicle Maintenance doesn 't presently even have a lift to raise up its vehicles . Huge trucks are raised on blocks so that they can be worked on . The need for new, efficient facilities is critical to our delivery of all vehicle related services, such as garbage , trash, police , inspection ser- vices, etc . -169- December 4 , 1979 At Solid Waste, the conditions under which our employees work is unsatis- factory . The vital service this department provies so well , is by nature itself a tough job. Lack of proper area to eat , shower , locker facility and rest rooms were evident . As we worked and planned our 1980 Budget , construction of these two facil- ities were deemed priority by Council . They remain priority , and all of Council encourages their prompt completion. It is in the best public in- terest that these projects be completed as soon as possible. The Multimax property is a very desirable location for the proposed public use. Its proximity to the users is excellent . However , there is significant public interest displayed in support of this property remaining as an open space , green area for recreation. Council appreciates this public expression , and rather than construct a heavy use facility there, we have instructed the Manager to seek another site for the new facilities . As my association with Council expands , so does my respect and admiration for them. They have consistently shown the ability to evaluate special interest pressures and arrive at decisions based on the best interests of the entire community. " Messrs . Steve Lassiter, 3220 S . Willowood (representing the Spindletop Youth Soccer Association and ad hoc member of citizens ' committee for "Save the Babe" ) , Joe Shamburger , 2541 Calder (representing the Babe Didrikson Zaharias Center) , Jasper Lovoi , 6280 Wilchester Drive (president of the Spindletop Youth Soccer Association) and Howell Cobb , attorney, 400 Beaumont Savings Building, all addressed Council in support of the action to move the proposed facilities from the Multimax site. -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 December 4 , 1979. Myrtle Corgey City Clerk -170- December 4 , 1979