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MIN FEB 01 2005 M I N U T E S - CITY OF BEAUMONT Lulu L. Smith,Ward I EVELYN M. LORD, MAYOR Nancy Beaulieu,Ward II Andrew P. Cokinos,At-Large CITY COUNCIL MEETING Becky Ames, Mayor Pro Tern Bobbie J. Patterson,Ward III February 1,2005 Audwin Samuel,Ward IV Tyrone E. Cooper, City Attorney Kyle Hayes, City Manager Rose Ann Jones, City Clerk The City Council of the City of Beaumont, Texas, met in a regular session on February 1,2005 at the City Hall Council Chambers, 801 Main Street, Beaumont, Texas, at 1:30 p.m. to consider the following: OPENING Invocation Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call Presentations and Recognition Public Comment: Persons may speak on scheduled agenda item 1 /Consent Agenda Consent Agenda Mayor Lord called the council meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. Mayor Lord gave the invocation. Councilmember Samuel led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was made by Rose Ann Jones, City Clerk. Present at the meeting were Mayor Lord,Councilmembers Smith, Beaulieu,Cokinos, Patterson and Samuel. Absent: Mayor Pro Tern Ames. Also present were Kyle Hayes, City Manager; Tyrone Cooper, City Attorney; Rose Ann Jones, City Clerk. Proclamations, Presentations, Recognitions "Wear Red for Beaumont Day" - February 4, 2005 - Proclamation read by Mayor Lord; accepted by Ruthie Robertson, American Heart Association Public Comment: Persons may speak on scheduled agenda item 1 /Consent Agenda. None CONSENT AGENDA Approval of minutes - Minutes of January 25, 2005 Confirmation of committee appointments - Resolution 05-030 Johnny Casmore would be appointed as a memberof the MLK Commission. The term would commence February 1,2005 and expire January 31,2007. (Councilmember Dr. Lulu Smith) Minutes-February 1,2005 Johnny Casmore would be appointed as Chairman of the MLK Commission. The term would commence February 1, 2005 and expire January 31, 2006. (Mayor Evelyn M. Lord) Lynda Kay Makin would be appointed as Vice-Chairman of the Planning Commission. The term would commence February 1, 2005 and expire January 31, 2006. (Mayor Evelyn M. Lord) Councilmember Cokinos moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Smith seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU, COKINOS, PATTERSON AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED GENERAL BUSINESS 1. Consider approving the reappointment of Craig Lively as a City Magistrate - Resolution 05-031 The City Charter states "there shall be one or more magistrates of said Municipal Court known as City Magistrates,one of whom shall be designated Chief Magistrate." City Magistrates receive compensation of$250 per session. Councilmember Cokinos moved to APPROVE RESOLUTION 05-031 REAPPOINTING CRAIG LIVELY AS A CITY MAGISTRATE OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT FOR A TWO-YEAR TERM. COMPENSATION SHALL BE$250 PER SESSION . Councilmember Smith seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU, COKINOS, PATTERSON AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 2. Consider approving a requestfora specific use permit to allow a beauty/barbershop, property management office and meeting facility in an RCR(Residential Conservation and Revitalization) District at 2406 North Street - Ordinance 05-016 Administration recommended approval of a specific use permit to allow a beauty/barber shop and property management office only in an RCR (Residential Conservation and Revitalization) District at 2406 North Street. Page 2 of 5 Minutes-February 1,2005 Keith Broussard,the applicant and property owner,is requesting a specific use permit to allow a beauty/barber shop, property management office and meeting facilities at 2406 North. In August, 2004,Aereon Productions received a specific use permit to allowthe use of the subject property as a film and production facility. That use appears to have fallen through. Mr. Broussard has stated thatthe beauty/barber shop would house 2 or3 chairs. The property management office would employ 1 person and the office would be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. At a joint Public Hearing held January 24,2005,the Planning Commission voted 7:0 to approve a specific use permit to allow a beauty/barber shop and property management office in an RCR(Residential Conservation and Revitalization)District at 2406 North Street subject to the following conditions: • Limit the uses to a three chair beauty/barber shop and a property management office. • Install a 8' tall wood screening fence along the north property line. • Pave the remainderof the parking lot in the rearwith asphalt,directing drainage onto North Street. • Modification to the landscaping requirements along the north property line(no 10'landscaping strip required)and to the landscaping/screening requirements along the east and west property lines (no 8'tall wood screening fence or 10' wide landscape strip required). Councilmember Beaulieu made a motion to ADOPT ORDINANCE 05-016 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW A BEAUTY/BARBER SHOP AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT OFFICE IN AN RCR (RESIDENTIAL CONSERVATION AND REVITALIZATION)DISTRICT LOCATED AT 2406 NORTH STREET IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Councilmember Cokinos seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU, COKINOS, PATTERSON AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED WORKSESSION Review and discuss proposed changes to the Code of Ordinances related to Dangerous structures and the condemnation process Start: 1:47 p.m. End: 2:30 p.m. Public Works Director, Tom Warner, presented a power point presentation on dangerous structures and the condemnation process which included the current procedures, the proposed ordinance revisions and the proposed procedures. Page 3 of 5 Minutes-February 1,2005 This was followed by a question and answer period where Councilmembers had an opportunity to discuss their ideas and views on the changes they would like to see in the dangerous structure and condemnation ordinance. COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS COUNCILMEMBER SAMUEL- RESPONDED TO COMMENTS FROM LAST WEEK'S AUDIENCE ABOUT COUNCIL'S LACK OF ACTION IN THE NAMING OF A PARK IN HONOR OF THOSE OF HISPANIC DECENT AND FEELS THAT SINCE THE ISSUE HAD BEEN ADDRESSED AND DISCUSSED SHOWED THAT HE IS CONCERNED AND WILL CONTINUE TO REPRESENT HIS CONSTITUENTS AS BEST AS POSSIBLE COUNCILMEMBER PATTERSON- REMINDED EVERYBODYTHAT FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH WHICH IS DEDICATED TO EDUCATE AND CELEBRATE THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS TO OUR COUNTRY COUNCILMEMBER COKINOS - NONE COUNCILMEMBER BEAULIEU - THANKED THE PARLIAMENTARIANS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK LAST WEEK TO THIS GROUP FOR COMING HERE FROM ALL OVER THE STATE COUNCILMEMBER SMITH - THANKED THE CITY FOR CLEANING UP THE AREAS WHICH SHE REQUESTED CITY ATTORNEY COOPER- NONE CITY MANAGER HAYES- ANNOUNCED THAT ADMINISTRATION HAS CREATED A TASK FORCE TO HELP CORRECT PROBLEM AREAS IN THE CITY WHERE DEPARTMENTS WORK TOGETHER TO HELP SOLVE THE PROBLEM MAYOR LORD - CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CITY CLERK, ROSE ANN JONES, FOR GRADUATION FROM THE TEXAS MUNICIPAL CLERK CERTIFICATION PROGRAM; REGARDS FROM THE CITY OF JASPER AND THEIR CELEBRATION OF WHAT'S WONDERFUL ABOUT JASPER AND WISHED THAT CITY WELL Public Comments (Persons are limited to three minutes) Joseph Lewis Box 62 Beaumont TX Feels that there should be a funding program available to help citizens rebuild the old homes and recycle them and not just money available for the building of new homes Page 4 of 5 Minutes-February 1,2005 Clarence Vallier 3330 Elinor Beaumont TX Requested additional time to make repairs on his property Jude Paredez 10620 Gabe Road Beaumont TX Agrees that older houses should be recycled;concerned with the demolition of the properties in the City; suggested Fallen Heros as a possible name for the renaming of Fletcher Mini Park; feels that citizens should use their rights or lose them Robert Preston 1190 Iowa Street Beaumont TX Voiced his concerns about his difficulty in being able to receive municipal court records Robert C. Flores Sr. 2425 Buchanan Beaumont TX Spoke on the issue of renaming Fletcher Mini Park and feels that representation was not received when Council would not bring this request for consideration Open session of meeting recessed at 2:55 p.m. EXECUTIVE SESSION Consider matters related to contemplated or pending litigation in accordance with Section 551.071 of the Government Code: Dalbert LaFleur, Jr. v City of Beaumont Penni Simonson, et al v City of Beaumont There being no action taken in Executive Session, Council adjourned. SUM® ®a®� Audio tapes are available upon request in the City Clerk's Office. X10 M neanaat Evelyn M. L rd, Mayor �" 2 AW Rose Ann Jones, TRIVC Page 5 of 5 Minutes-February 1,2005