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MIN MAR 22 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 March 22, 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 March 22,2005,at 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 items 1-10/Consent Agenda Consent Agenda Mayor Lord called the council meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. Levoris Ray of the Beaumont Drug Free Commission gave the invocation. City Attorney, Tyrone Cooper led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was made by Rose Ann Jones, City Clerk. Present atthe 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 "Tobacco Free Week"-March 21 - 15,2005-Proclamation read by Council member Smith; accepted by Beaumont Drug Free Commission "National Inhalant Awareness Week" - March 21 - 25, 2005- Proclamation read by Councilmember Samuel; accepted by Marilyn Hebert "Nowruz" - March 22, 2005 - Proclamation read by Mayor Lord; accepted by Sina and Soheila Nejad Public Comment: Persons may speak on scheduled agenda items 1- 10/Consent Agenda. None CONSENT AGENDA Approval of minutes - March 8, 2005 Minutes-March 22,2005 Confirmation of committee appointments - Resolution 05-058 Ward McCurtain would be appointed to the Community Development Advisory Committee. Theterm would commence March 22,2005 and expire March 21,2007. (CounciI member Andrew Cokinos) Charles D. Cox would be reappointed to the Small Business Revolving Loan Fund Board. The current term would expire November 4, 2006. (Mayor Evelyn M. Lord) John Johnson would be reappointed to the Small Business Revolving Loan Fund Board.The current term would expire June 22, 2006. (Mayor Pro Tern Becky Ames) A) Authorize the City Managerto applyfor and receive funding in the amount of$177,747 through the Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program and to execute inter-local agreements with Jefferson County and Port Arthur - Resolution 05-059 B) Authorize the City Managerto execute lease agreements fora Remote Transmitter/Receiver (RTR) facility at the Beaumont Municipal Airport - Resolution 05-060 C) Approve the purchase of one(1)Hazardous Material Identification System for use by the Fire Department - Resolution 05-061 D) Approve the sale of City-owned surplus property - Resolution 05-062 E) Authorize the settlement of the claims of Mark Lane brought in the lawsuit styled Penni Simonson, et al v. The City of Beaumont - Resolution 05-063 F) Authorize the settlement of the claims brought in the lawsuit styled Douglas Manning, Individually and as Parent and Natural Guardian of Brittany Manning, a Minorv.The City of Beaumont - Resolution 05-064 G) Approve an ordinance eliminating several boards, commissions and other appointed committees - Removed from Consent Agenda and voted on as separate item Councilmember Cokinos moved to approve the Consent Agenda except Item G. Councilmember Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU, COKINOS, PATTERSON AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED GENERAL BUSINESS Item G from Consent Agenda Page 2 of 13 Minutes-March 22,2005 Approve an ordinance eliminating several boards, commissions and other appointed committees - Ordinance 05-028 Administration recommended the elimination of the Airport Advisory Committee, Senior Citizens Advisory Commission,Sister City Commission,Transit Advisory Committee and the Reinvestment Zone No. 1 Board of Directors. The staff has conducted a comprehensive review of all the boards and commissions of the City of Beaumont. This review as made forthe purpose of determining whetherthese boards were operating within the parameters of their enacting ordinances. It was discovered during this course of review that several boards have not met in quite awhile and its members terms have long ago expired. The responsibilities of these boards are being handled by yet other boards and or staff. One board has expired by the terms of its creating resolution. Councilmember Smith moved to ADOPT ORDINANCE 05-028 AMENDING CHAPTER 2; ARTICLE III,REPEALING SECTIONS 2-28;2-30;2-51;AND AMENDING CHAPTER 28,ARTICLE I,REPEALING SECTION 28-7 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT PERTAINING TO THE ELIMINATION OF THE AIRPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE, SENIOR CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMISSION; TRANSIT ADVISORY COMMITTEE,AND THE REINVESTMENT ZONE NO. 1 BOARD OF DIRECTORS;AND PROVIDING FOR REPEAL. Councilmember Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU, COKINOS, PATTERSON AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 1. Consider authorizing eminentdomain proceedings to acquire property at Willow Street and McFaddin Avenue [825 McFaddin] for the future site of the Convention and Visitors Bureau - Resolution 05-065 Administration recommended authorization to acquire the property located at 825 McFaddin by eminent domain. The property, which is located at 825 McFaddin Street and is described as being a 159.7'x 75.75'x 159.7'x 76.8' tract of land out of Tract 2, Block 4 in the Fuller Keith Addition, is to be used for the construction of a new Convention and Visitors Bureau Office Building. The City Council on November 16, 2004, authorized the purchase of the property located at 825 McFaddin Street for a negotiated value of$5,000. It has since been discovered thatthe property is encumbered with abstracts of judgment and otherliens which exceed the$5,000 offered. The property owner,Fidelity National Title Insurance Company,cannot provide clear insurable title to the property without paying off these encumbrances. Page 3 of 13 Minutes-March 22,2005 Eminent domain would allow the City to include the owner and any lien holder in the proceeding and provide an opportunity to acquire good and sufficient title to the land, which title can be secured by a policy of title insurance. The cost of this parcel is funded under the General Improvement Fund. Councilmember Smith moved to APPROVE RESOLUTION 05-065 TO CONSIDER AUTHORIZING DOMAIN PROCEEDINGS TO ACQUIRE PROPERTY AT WILLOW STREET AND MCFADDIN AVENUE [825 MCFADDIN] FOR THE FUTURE SITE OF THE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU. Councilmember Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU, COKINOS, PATTERSON AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 2. Consider approving the purchase of a fire truck - Resolution 05-066 Administration recommended the purchase of a seventy-five(75)ft.aerial laddertruck forthe Fire Department through the Houston-Galveston Area Council(H-GAC)in the amount of$621,623. H-GAC is a cooperative purchasing association providing cities and political subdivisions with the means to purchase specialized equipment at volume pricing. H- GAC complies with the state of Texas procurement statutes. The multi functional Pierce Dash, eight (8) man cab, tandem axle, fire apparatus serves as a pumper and aerial truck. This truck will replace two trucks currently in service at Fire Station No. 5 located at 6375 Walden Road. Delivery of the truck will be in approximately nine (9) to twelve (12) months. All warranty service will be provided by Martin Apparatus and Equipment Company of Houston. Funds will be provided through a five(5)year financing agreement that will be awarded at a later date. Councilmember Cokinos made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 05-066 FOR THE PURCHASE OF A SEVENTY-FIVE (75) FT. AERIAL LADDER TRUCK FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT THROUGH THE HOUSTON-GALVESTON AREA COUNCIL (H-GAC) IN THE AMOUNT OF $621,623. Councilmember Smith seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU, COKINOS, PATTERSON AND SAMUEL Page 4 of 13 Minutes-March 22,2005 NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 3. Consider authorizing the City Managerto accept improvements to Sprott Park,Central Park and Rogers Park and authorize final payment - Resolution 05-067 Administration recommended final paymentto Bruce's General Construction, Inc.and acceptance of the Improvements to Sprott Park, Central Park, and Rogers Park. On April 27,2004, City Council awarded a contract to Bruce's General Construction, Inc. for the following amenities: aquatic playground equipment and sidewalk repair and/or replacement in the amount of$184,313. Change Order No. 1 decreased the contract to $178,313 and Change Order No. 2 increased the contract to $180,093. The MBE participation in the performance of the contract totals 100% of the final contract amount due to the contractor being a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) as certified by the State of Texas. A copy of the HUB certificate is attached. The project has been inspected by the Engineering Division and found to be completed in accordance with the provisions and terms set out in the contract. Councilmember Patterson made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 05-067 AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ACCEPT THE IMPROVEMENTS TO SPROTT PARK, CENTRAL PARK AND ROGERS PARK AND AUTHORIZE FINAL PAYMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $9,004.65. Councilmember Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU, COKINOS, PATTERSON AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 4. Consider approving a one(1)year contract for the purchase of ready mix concrete and cement stabilized base - Resolution 05-068 Administration recommended the award of a one (1) year contract for purchasing ready mix concrete to Quality Concrete and Materials of Beaumont,and to Transit Mix Concrete of Beaumont for purchasing cement stabilized base. The material will be used by both the Water Utilities and Public Works Departments. The approximate expenditure anticipated forthe contract term is$180,000. Funds are available for this expenditure in the departments' respective operating budgets. Councilmember Beaulieu made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 05-068 APPROVING A ONE(1)YEAR CONTRACT FOR THE PURCHASE OF READY MIX CONCRETE WITH QUALITY Page 5 of 13 Minutes-March 22,2005 CONCRETE AND MATERIALS OF BEAUMONT IN THE AMOUNT OF $85,250.00, AND TO TRANSIT MIX CONCRETE OF BEAUMONT FOR THE PURCHASE OF CEMENT STABILIZED BASE IN THE AMOUNT OF$92,850.00. Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU, COKINOS, PATTERSON AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 5. Consider approving a contract for the purchase, installation and related training of a Customer Service Utility Billing System, including a module for online payments - Resolution 05-069 Administration recommended authorization of such contract with a proposed cost of $152,705. Annual maintenance costs will be $10,510. The current system is a custom written application purchased in 1990 and is no longer supported bythe vendor. HTE provides a broad range of innovative software solutions to more than 2,200 government offices, agencies and utility companies throughout North America. HTE is the City's primary financial software vendor. HTE currently provides numerous modules including Government Management and Budgetary Accounting (GMBA), Purchasing/Inventory, and Payroll. The software will have the ability to interface with the existing software and eliminate numerous manual processes currently being performed. SunGard HTE is considered a sole source procurement due to their intricate interfaces with current software modules and the existing hardware and software investments. Total cost of this enhancement is anticipated to be $152,705. Total annual maintenance for this enhancement will be$10,510. Funds are available in the Water Utilities Fund to cover these costs. Councilmember Beaulieu made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 05-069 FOR THE PURCHASE, INSTALLATION AND RELATED TRAINING OF A CUSTOMER SERVICE UTILITY BILLING SYSTEM,INCLUDING A MODULE FOR ONLINE PAYMENTS WITH SUNGARD HTE,INC. WITH A PROPOSED COST IN THE AMOUNT OF $152,705. Councilmember Smith seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU, COKINOS, PATTERSON AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Page 6 of 13 Minutes-March 22,2005 6. Consider approving a contract for arterial litter removal - Resolution 05-070 Administration recommended the award of an annual contract to Beaumont Products and Services, Inc.forfurnishing litter removal services on arterial street rights-of-way and other specific areas at a rate of $12.09 per person, per hour worked. Beaumont Products and Services, Inc.(BPS)is defined as a private not-for-profit state certified workshop. State certified workshops encourage and assist disabled persons to achieve maximum personal independence by engaging in useful and productive activities. BPS has been furnishing bi-weekly litter removal services on specific arterial streets since 1987. BPS provides a crew of four (4) collection personnel and one (1) supervisor/driver, five (5) days per week, excluding City holidays. BPS will be paid $12.09 per hour, per person worked. This cost includes all labor, transportation, equipment, insurance,and litter disposal fees.The hourly rate provides the City with the option of using the crews only when and where needed. Funds are available in the Clean Community Division's operating budget. Councilmember Smith made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 05-070 AWARDING A CONTRACT FOR ARTERIAL LITTER REMOVAL TO BEAUMONT PRODUCT AND SERVICES,INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF$12.09 PER PERSON,PER HOUR WORKED. Council member Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU, COKINOS, PATTERSON AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 7. Consider approving a new solid waste collection and transportation service franchise to Arrow Waste, Inc. - Ordinance 05-029 - First Reading Administration recommended granting solid waste collection and transportation service franchise to Arrow Waste, Inc. According to City ordinances, a franchise agreement is required prior to a firm conducting business within the City limits. Five(5)firms currently have nonexclusive franchise agreements with the City and are doing business in this area. Arrow Waste has requested that the City grant the company a franchise agreement for collection, hauling and transportation garbage or refuse from locations in the City, and the disposal of such material in accordance with applicable laws. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas, where it currently operates 12 trucks and employs 23 people. In 2003 the company formed an additional waste disposal business known as Capital City Disposal of Austin, Texas, which currently operates five trucks and employs seven people. Both companies, Capital City Page 7 of 13 Minutes-March 22,2005 Disposal and Arrow Waste, are 100% minority owned and operated. Arrow Waste anticipates operating 10-12 trucks in our area over the next five years with approximately 15 employees. The requested franchise agreement provides for a term of one yearfrom its effective date and a franchise fee of seven percent(7%)of gross revenues received for service. The term is extended on a month-to-month basis afterthe expiration of the initial term. The agreement also requires the firm to indemnify the City and provide insurance which names the City of Beaumont as a named insured. Franchise ordinances require readings at three(3)separate Council meetings,with the third not less than thirty(30)days from the first reading. The ordinance does not take effect until sixty(60)days after its adoption on the third and final meeting. After passage, the ordinance must be published for four (4) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the city. All publication cost are paid by the successful firm. A franchise fee of seven percent(7%)of gross receipts is paid into the General Fund. Councilmember Cokinos made a motion to ADOPT ORDINANCE 05-029 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A FRANCHISE FOR SOLID WASTE COLLECTION AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES TO ARROW WASTE INC. Councilmember Smith seconded the motion. [First Reading] AYES: MAYOR LORD, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU, COKINOS, PATTERSON AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 8. Consider approving a new solid waste collection transportation service franchise to Triangle Waste Solutions, LLC - Ordinance 05-030 - First Reading Administration recommended granting solid waste collection and transportation service franchise to Triangle Waste Solutions, LLC. Triangle Waste Solutions has requested that the City grant the company a franchise agreement for collection,hauling and transportation garbage or refuse from locations in the City, and the disposal of such material in accordance with applicable laws. Triangle Waste Solutions was formed in October 2003 by a Private Investor. Even though it is a relatively new company,the entire employee base was generated from other companies in the same line of work in our community. In addition,the company's equipment is all new and of the latest technology. Corporate headquarters for Triangle Waste is located in Nederland,Texas. Twenty percent(20%)of the company is minority owned,and the company has a40%minority employee base. Initially the company will operate one truck and at least two Page 8 of 13 Minutes-March 22,2005 employees in the area,and anticipates increasing its client base to acquire additional trucks and employees in the future. The requested franchise agreement provides fora term of one yearfrom its effective date and a franchise fee of seven percent(7%)of gross revenues received forservice. The term is extended on a month-to-month basis afterthe expiration of the initial term. The Agreement also requires the firm to indemnify the City and provide insurance which names the City of Beaumont as a named insured. Franchise ordinances require readings at three(3)separate Council meetings,with the third not less than thirty(30)days from the first reading. The ordinance does not take effect until sixty(60)days after its adoption on the third and final meeting. After passage, the ordinance must be published for four (4) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the city. All publication cost are paid by the successful firm. A franchise fee of seven percent(7%)of gross receipts is paid into the General Fund. Councilmember Beaulieu made a motion to ADOPT ORDINANCE 05-030 ENTITLED AND ORDINANCE GRANTING A FRANCHISE FOR SOLID WASTE COLLECTION AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES TO TRIANGLE WASTE SOLUTIONS, LLC. Councilmember Smith seconded the motion. [First Reading] AYES: MAYOR LORD, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU, COKINOS, PATTERSON AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 9. Consider approving an ordinance, in accordance with Subchapter W of Chapter 361 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, establishing a Municipal Setting Designation for all property located within the corporate City Limits - Ordinance 05-031 Administration recommended adoption of an ordinance, in accordance with Subchapter W to Chapter 361 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, establishing a Municipal Setting Designation for all property located within the City Limits. The purpose of this request is to allow properties located within a municipality to limit the scope of or eliminate the need for investigation or response action by addressing contaminant impact to groundwaterthat has been restricted from use as potable water by ordinance. Although the City has an ordinance requiring connection to the City's watersystem if service is provided within three hundred feet of the property,this is not sufficientto meetthe requirements in Chapter361,SubchapterW of the Texas Health and Safety Code. The designation as a Municipal Setting Designation (MSD) will require all properties located within the corporate City limits to connect to the City's water system and will prohibit the installation of water wells to be used for potable water sources. Page 9 of 13 Minutes-March 22,2005 Councilmember Smith made a motion to ADOPT ORDINANCE 05-031 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING ALL PROPERTIES WITHIN THE CORPORATE CITY LIMITS OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT AS A MUNICIPAL SETTING DESIGNATION AND PROHIBITING THE USE OF DESIGNATED GROUNDWATER FROM BENEATH THIS PROPERTY AS POTABLE WATER. Councilmember Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU, COKINOS, PATTERSON AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED WORKSESSION Review proposed procedures to identify structures, which have been tagged as a dangerous structure, as having historical significance and providing time frames for their repair and/or rehabilitation. Start: 2:14 p.m. End: 2:21 p.m. Presentation made by Tom Warner, Public Works Director. Council requested that some different guidelines be presented for historical structures that already have been tagged as dangerous structures. There are three criteria for determining if a structure would receive a historical designation. 1. Existing or proposed recognition as a National Historic Landmark, or Texas Historical Landmark,or entry,or proposed entry into the National Register of Historic Places. 2. Identification as the work of a designer, architect or builder whose work has influenced the growth or development of the City. 3. Embodiment of elements of architectural design,detail, materials,or craftsmanship which represents a significant architectural innovation or an outstanding example of a particular historical, architectural or other cultural style or period. The determination if a structure meets Criteria 2 or 3 shall be determined by the Historic Landmark Commission. The property ownerof a tagged structure that meets one or more of these criteria will be provided one yearto substantially complete repairs,as currently defined bythe City, and one additional year to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy(CO). If either one of these time frames is not met, the structure may be razed. A discussion period was held by Councilmembers. Page 10 of 13 Minutes-March 22,2005 10. Consider approving an ordinance establishing procedures to identify structures,which have been tagged as a dangerous structure, as having historical significance and providing time frames for their repair and/or rehabilitation - Ordinance 05-032 Administration recommended approval of an ordinance establishing procedures to identify structures, which have been tagged as a dangerous structure, as having historical significance and providing time frames fortheir repair and/or rehabilitation. Councilmember Smith made a motion to ADOPT ORDINANCE 05-032 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 14, SECTION 14-52 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT TO ADD SECTION 14-52 (8) TO IDENTIFY STRUCTURES WHICH HAVE BEEN TAGGED AS A DANGEROUS STRUCTURE AS HAVING HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE AND PROVIDING TIME FRAMES FOR THEIR REPAIR AND/OR REHABILITATION; PROVIDING FORSEVERABILITY;PROVIDING FOR REPEAL AND PROVIDING A PENALTY.Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR LORD, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU, COKINOS, PATTERSON AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS COUNCILMEMBER SMITH - NONE COUNCILMEMBER BEAULIEU- WANTED TO SHAREAGREAT EXPERIENCE WHILE ATTENDING THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES IN WASHINGTON ALONG WITH COUNCILMEMBERS PATTERSON AND SAMUEL AND GOT TO MEET WITH OUR CONGRESSMEN AND OUR SENATE STAFF MEMBERS ABOUT AREAS OF CONCERN THAT WERE BROUGHT FROM BEAUMONT TO THE CAPITOL FOR THEIR CONSIDERATION,VERYWELL RECEIVED,FEELTHATWEARE WELL REPRESENTED AND OUR ISSUES ARE HIGH ON THEIR LIST OF GETTING OUR ROADS COMPLETED AND GETTING OUR PORT TAKEN CARE OF; VERY EDUCATIONAL AND VERY INTERESTING MEETING AND APPRECIATED BEING PART OF THAT COUNCILMEMBER COKINOS - NONE COUNCILMEMBER SAMUEL - FELT THAT IT WAS VERY SIGNIFICANT THAT BEAUMONT IS RECEIVING FULL SUPPORT FOR FUNDING OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS AND CONTINUED FUNDING FOR THE COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING PROGRAMS;FELT THAT WE ARE BEING WELL REPRESENTED Page 11 of 13 Minutes-March 22,2005 AND THAT THEY ARE PAYING ATTENTION TO THE CITIZENS AND CONCERNS OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT COUNCILMEMBER PATTERSON - IN ADDITION, ATTENDED A MEETING WITH THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, ALFONSO JACKSON, AND FEELS MORE AT EASE THAT EVERYBODY IS PUSHING FOR THE CDGB TO STAY IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUD AND KEEPING THE FUNDS AT THE CURRENT LEVEL OR A HIGHER LEVEL CITY ATTORNEY COOPER- NONE CITY MANAGER HAYES - NONE MAYOR LORD - SHARED SEVERAL NOTES OF APPRECIATION RECEIVED IN SUPPORT OF THE WELCOME HOME PARADE FOR THE 644TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY; PERSONALLY THANKED ALL THOSE WHO ATTENDED AND HELPED MAKE THIS A SPECIAL DAY Public Comments (Persons are limited to three minutes) LeRoy Lewis III 7866 Gladys Beaumont TX Thank you to the Mayor and those on Council forworking on city related issues;need for more police presence,jobs for the unemployed,betterschools,housing and food forourhomeless, quality health care for senior citizens, and better streets are continued concerns Larry J. Gouthia 925 Devilleneue Beaumont TX Feels that when considering historical structures, consideration should be given to the dangerous structure so nobody gets hurt Marlene David 5922 Cole Road Beaumont TX Concerned with the Beaumont Transit and feels that the senior citizens are mistreated and has registered formal complaints Latonya Cheatam 3150 W Cardinal Dr. #218 Beaumont TX Former City employee who feels that she was dismissed unfairly Samuel Jackson 4404 Phelan Blvd. Beaumont TX Concerned with the drainage system in Pear Orchard especiallywhen this problem prevents the purchase of property for rehabilitation; need for better lighting to help prevent crime; concerned with the money spent in Sprott Park Page 12 of 13 Minutes-March 22,2005 Roberto C. Flores Sr. 2425 Buchanan Beaumont TX Announced thatthe Avenues Neighborhood Association will start meeting on the first Monday of each month at Fletcher Elementary in conjunction with a new Cub Scout pack;have started process to receive a 501(c)3 tax exemption; would like to establish a joint neighborhood association that would meet several times a year Joseph Lewis PO Box 62 Beaumont TX Feels very strongly that more financial consideration should be given to repair residential houses instead of demolishing the structure Allen Lee 5095 Maddox Beaumont TX MLK Park needs to have a restroom designed into its plans; property values and appraisal values need to be considered;Riverfront development plans should be voted upon by citizens; feels that jobs are not available because we are in a non attainment region because of our poor air quality; feels that houses should be rebuilt not torn down. Open session of meeting recessed at 2:50 p.m. EXECUTIVE SESSION Consider matters related to contemplated or pending litigation in accordance with Section 551.071 of the Government Code: Douglas Manning, et al v City of Beaumont Cardinal Glass Company v The City of Beaumont Jeffco Plumbing Co.v City of Beaumont and City of Beaumont dba Tyrrell Park Stables There being no action taken in Executive Session, Council adjourned. Audio tapes are available upon request in the City Clerk's Office. Evelyn M. L rd, Mayor Ec•��10,1 LZ asa L w Z Rose Ann Jones, T ' C lie +r City Clerk Page 13 of 13 Minutes-March 22,2005