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MIN OCT 11 2005 M I N U T E S - CITY OF BEAUMONT Lulu L. Smith,Ward I GUY N. GOODSON, MAYOR Nancy Beaulieu,Ward If Andrew P. Cokinos,At-Large CITY COUNCIL MEETING Becky Ames,At-Large Audwin Samuel, Mayor Pro Tem,Ward III October 11, 2005 Bobbie J. Patterson, 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 October 11, 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 items 1, 2, 8-12/Consent Agenda Consent Agenda Mayor Goodson called the council meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. Mayor Pro Tern Samuel gave the invocation. Councilmember Beaulieu led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was made by Rose Ann Jones, City Clerk. Present at the meeting were Mayor Goodson, Mayor Pro Tern Samuel,Councilmembers Beaulieu, Ames. Absent:Councilmember Cokinos,Councilmember Smith,Councilmember Patterson. Also present were Kyle Hayes, City Manager; Tyrone Cooper, City Attorney; Rose Ann Jones, City Clerk. Proclamations, Presentations, Recognitions Presentation made by Mickey Bertrand; update of evacuee process Presentation made by Shawn O'Leary; FEMA Presentation made by Sam Bethea, Entergy; thanked the City Council and all the city departments for all the help and cooperation in working with Entergy and helping with the clearing of the streets and trees; 5,793 residents are still without power but that number is steadily decreasing;some unusual methods are being used to avoid damage to customer's homes and their landscaping; expect full return of power by the weekend Public Comment: Persons may speak on scheduled agenda items 1, 2 8-12/Consent Agenda. Joe Sasser 3305 Redwood Drive Beaumont TX Item #9: Requested that the City abandon Lemon Street Minutes-October 11,2005 CONSENT AGENDA Approval of minutes - Minutes of September 20, 2005 and September 26, 2005 A) Approve an agreement between LightCore and the City of Beaumont of the placement of fiber optic cable in the public right-of-way. - Resolution 05-209 B) Authorize the acceptance of a ten (10')wide water line easement providing access for fire prevention services. - Resolution 05-210 C) Authorize the City Manager to execute all documents necessary, specifically including a License Agreement, in order for the Beaumont Police Department to continue to maintain a Police Substation at Parkdale Mall. - Resolution 05-211 Councilmember Beaulieu made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU AND AMES NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED GENERAL BUSINESS 1. Consider passage of an ordinance terminating the previously declared state of disaster made necessary by the imminent threat of Hurricane Rita and consider repealing Ordinance No. 05-076 which removed the competitive bidding requirements because of the public calamity resulting from Hurricane Rita - Ordinance 05-077 The administration recommended approval of an ordinance terminating the previously declared state of disaster made necessary by the imminent threat of Hurricane Rita and repealing Ordinance No. 05-076 which removed the competitive bidding requirements because of the public calamity resulting from Hurricane Rita. On September 21, 2005, the Mayor issued a proclamation declaring a local state of disaster for the City of Beaumont pursuant to Section 418.018(a) of the Texas Government Code due to the imminent threat to the residents of the City posed by Hurricane Rita. The Mayor, as the Emergency Management Director, also adopted emergency power directives calculated to effectively control the situation in order to protect life and property of the Beaumont residents. The Council, on September 26, 2005, in an emergency meeting, confirmed and ratified the action of the Mayor and continued in effect the previously proclaimed state of disaster. The purpose of this action is to access the present situation and to determine whether the conditions which made the declaration of disaster necessary have sufficiently subsided to a point that the state of emergency can be terminated. If the Council is satisfied that the conditions necessitating the proclamation of a local state Page 2 of 13 Minutes-October 11,2005 of disaster have ceased to exist or that the disaster has been dealt with to the extent that emergency conditions no longer exist,then the declared state of disaster should be terminated. Council is also to consider repealing Ordinance No. 05-076 which suspended the operation of the competitive bidding requirements for procurement made as part of the recovery efforts resulting from Hurricane Rita. Councilmember Beaulieu moved to ADOPT ORDINANCE 05-077 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TERMINATING THE DECLARED STATE OF DISASTER MADE NECESSARY BY THE IMMINENT THREAT OF HURRICANE RITA AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 05-076 WHICH SUSPENDED THE COMPETITIVE BIDDING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE RECOVERY EFFORTS RESULTING FROM HURRICANE RITA. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU AND AMES NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 2. Consider passage of an ordinance allowing for a period of six (6) months the parking, use and occupancy of recreational vehicles and travel trailers on residential property as temporary living quarters by property owners while the damage to these properties caused by Hurricane Rita is being repaired - Ordinance 05-078 Administration recommended approval of an ordinance allowing for a period of six (6) months the parking, use and occupancy of recreational vehicles and travel trailers on residential property as temporary living quarters by property owners while the damage to these properties caused by Hurricane Rita is being repaired. There have been many requests made to allow residents to occupy recreational vehicles and travel trailers on their property as temporary housing while their homes are being repaired. It not only allows them to protect their property by being there, but also allows them to remain in the City of Beaumont while their properties are being repaired. Councilmember Ames made a motion to ADOPT ORDINANCE 05-078 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE ALLOWING FOR A PERIOD OF SIX (6) MONTHS THE PARKING, USE AND OCCUPANCY OF RECREATIONAL VEHICLES OR TRAVEL TRAILERS AS TEMPORARY LIVING QUARTERS ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY DURING THE PERIOD OF REPAIR OR RECONSTRUCTION OF DAMAGE TO PROPERTY CAUSED BY HURRICANE RITA; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Councilmember Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU AND AMES Page 3 of 13 Minutes-October 11,2005 NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 3. Consider a request for a zone change from RS (Residential Single Family Dwelling) to RM-H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling-Highest Density) District (Tracts A and E) and GC-MD-2 (General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling-2) District (Tracts B-D) for property located at the southeast quadrant of the intersection of Dishman and Keith Road - Ordinance 05-079 Administration recommended approval of a zone change from RS (Residential Single Family Dwelling) to RM-H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling-Highest Density) District (Tracts A and E) and GC-MD-2 (General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling-2) District (Tracts B-D) for property located at the southeast quadrant of the intersection of Dishman and Keith Road. A. Huston Properties, LLC is developing 139 ± acres. The bulk of the property will be developed for single family uses. 17.449 acres will be rezoned to RM-H and sold to the YMCA for its new location. An additional 14.662 acres will be rezoned to RM- H for multiple family residential uses. Three tracts consisting of 6.06 acres will be rezoned to GC-MD-2 for commercial development. At a Joint Public Hearing held September 19, 2005, the Planning Commission voted 6:0 to approve a zone change from RS(Residential Single Family Dwelling)to RM-H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling-Highest Density) District(Tracts A and E)and GC-MD-2(General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling-2)District(Tracts B-D)for property located at the southeast quadrant of the intersection of Dishman and Keith Road. Mayor Pro Tern Samuel made a motion to ADOPT ORDINANCE 05-079 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 THE ZONING OF PROPERTY PRESENTLY ZONED RS (RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING) DISTRICT TO RM-H (RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING-HIGHEST DENSITY)DISTRICT(TRACTS AAND E)AND GC-MD-2 (GENERAL COMMERCIAL-MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING-2) DISTRICT(TRACTS B THROUGH D) FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE SOUTHEAST QUADRANT OF THE INTERSECTION OF DISHMAN AND KEITH ROAD, BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Councilmember Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU AND AMES NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Page 4 of 13 Minutes-October 11,2005 4. Consider a request for a zone change from RM-H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling-Highest Density)to GC-MD(General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling) District and a specific use permit to allow a drinking place and related parking in a GC-MD District at 4235 and 4290 Pradice. Administration recommended denial of a zone change from RM-H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling-Highest Density)to GC-MD(General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling) District and a specific use permit to allow a drinking place and related parking in a GC-MD District at 4235 and 4290 Pradice. Tina Renee Smith, the applicant, is requesting a specific use permit to allow a drinking place in an existing building at 4290 Pradice and related parking on a vacant lot at 4235 Pradice. Ms. Smith states that the night club will provide alcoholic beverages as well as music for dancing. The request was based on the neighborhood's experience with past bars that operated there.The petition stated that shootings,drug dealing, noise and excessive traffic were directly related to the presence of a drinking place at this location. On July 18, 2005, the Planning Commission recommended that the specific use permit for a drinking place be denied. At the City Council meeting on August 2, 2005,there was discussion about the amount of drinking needed versus the amount of parking that the applicant could provide. Based upon problems with the previous bars and because the surrounding area is a residential neighborhood, the Planning Manager feels that a bar would be an incompatible land use. Councilmember Beaulieu made a motion to DENY A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW A DRINKING PLACE AND RELATED PARKING IN A GC-MD DISTRICT AT 4235 AND 4290 PRADICE IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU AND AMES NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Councilmember Beaulieu made a motion to DENY A REQUEST FOR A ZONE CHANGE FROM RM-H (RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING-HIGHEST DENSITY) TO GC-MD (GENERAL COMMERCIAL-MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING) DISTRICT AT 4235 AND 4290 PRADICE, BEAUMONT,JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU AND AMES NAYS: NONE Page 5 of 13 Minutes-October 11,2005 MOTION PASSED 5. Consider a request for a zone change from A-R(Agricultural-Residential) District to RM-H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling-Highest Density) District for property located on the west side of N. Major Drive, approximately 1,850' north of the Folsom Road intersection - Ordinance 05-080 Administration recommended a zone change from A-R (Agricultural-Residential) District to RM-H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling-Highest Density) District for property located on the west side of N. Major Drive, approximately 1,850' north of the Folsom Road intersection. In 2000, Mr. Binks and Mr. Barlow rezoned 7.369 acres to RM-H. Apartments were built on that property. The current zone change request is for 18.46 acres of property south and southwest of the 7.369 acres. Mr. Binks and Mr. Barlow intend to develop the additional 18+ acres with apartments. At a Joint Public Hearing held September 19,2005,the Planning Commission voted 6:0 to approve a zone change from A-R (Agricultural-Residential) District to RM-H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling-Highest Density) District for property located on the west side of N. Major Drive, approximately 1,850' north of the Folsom Road intersection. Councilmember Ames made a motion to ADOPT ORDINANCE 05-080 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 30 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF BEAUMONT,TEXAS, AND IN PARTICULAR THE BOUNDARIES OF THE ZONING MAP OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS, BY CHANGING THE ZONING OF PROPERTY PRESENTLY ZONED A-R (AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL) DISTRICT TO RM-H (RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING-HIGHEST DENSITY) DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF N. MAJOR DRIVE APPROXIMATELY 1,850' NORTH OF THE FOLSOM ROAD INTERSECTION, BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY,TEXAS;PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;PROVIDING FOR REPEALAND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Councilmember Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU AND AMES NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 6. Consider a request for a specific use permit to allow a grocery store in an GC-MD-2 (General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling-2) District at the northwest corner of Dowlen Road and Delaware - Ordinance 05-081 Administration recommended approval of a specific use permit to allow a grocery store in a GC-MD-2(General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling-2) District at the northwest corner of Dowlen Road and Delaware. Robert Adams, PE, is representing HEB Grocery Company in this application for a specific use permit to allow a grocery store in a GC-MD-2 (General Commercial- Page 6 of 13 Minutes-October 11,2005 Multiple Family Dwelling-2) District. The property is located at the northwest corner of Dowlen and Delaware Extension. The subject property consists of 1.327 acres in which approximately 10,500 sq. ft. where the grocery store sits. The rest of the 124,000 sq. feet store and another 20,400 sq. feet of retail space is GC-MD zoning. At a Joint Public Hearing held September 19,2005,the Planning Commission voted 6:0 to approve a specific use permit to allow a grocery store in a GC-MD-2 (General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling-2) District at the northwest corner of Dowlen Road and Delaware, subject to the following conditions: • That the lighting be directional and the lighting cut off points be on the subject property. • If compressors are located at the rear of the building, they be screened with acoustical material. Councilmember Ames made a motion to ADOPT ANORDINANCE 05-081 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW A GROCERY STORE IN A GC-MD- 2 (GENERAL COMMERCIAL-MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING-2) DISTRICT LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF DOWLEN ROAD AND DELAWARE EXTENSION IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Councilmember Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU AND AMES NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 7. Consider a request for a specific use permit to allow a limousine and charter bus service in a GC-MD (General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling)District at 5755 Fannett Road - Ordinance 05-082 Administration recommended approval of a specific use permit to allow a limousine and charter bus service in a GC-MD(General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling) District at 5755 Fannett Road. Eddie Williams, President of Venture Limousine and Charter Service, is requesting a specific use permit to allow a limousine and charter bus service at 5755 Fannett Road. Mr. Williams states that the office and property will be used for contracting trips, collecting revenues for trips, keeping records for all contracted business and for the storing of limousines and buses. Planning voted At a Joint Public Hearin held September 19 2005 the a 9 p 9 6:0 to approve a specific use permit to allow a limousines and charter bus service in a GC-MD(General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling)District at 5755 Fannett Road. Page 7 of 13 Minutes-October 11,2005 Mayor Pro Tern Samuel made a motion to ADOPT ORDINANCE 05-082 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW A LIMOUSINE AND CHARTER BUS SERVICE IN A GC-MD (GENERAL COMMERCIAL-MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING) DISTRICT LOCATED AT 5755 FANNETT ROAD IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU AND AMES NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 8. Consider a request to abandon Lemon Street - Ordinance 05-083 Administration recommended approval of the request to abandon Lemon Street. Greater Little Zion Church of God in Christ is requesting an abandonment of Lemon Street. Lemon Street is an unimproved street east of Magnolia. The church is located at 4296 Magnolia and owns all of the property north and south of lemon. Dr. Adam Smith, Pastor, states that the church would like to redevelop the adjacent properties as part of its expansion plans. At a Regular Meeting held September 19,2005,the Planning Commission voted 6:0 to approve a request to abandon Lemon Street. Mayor Pro Tern Samuel made a motion to ADOPT ORDINANCE 05-083 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE ABANDONING LEMON STREET IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT,JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Councilmember Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU AND AMES NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 9. Consider a request to abandon the most westerly 135' of N. Willowood Lane - Ordinance 05-084 Administration recommended approval of the request to abandon the most westerly 135' of N. Willowood Lane. Several property owners in the neighborhood, including a property owner adjacent to the subject property, had called the Planning Division asking for help with drug related activities occurring in the area. The Planning Division was informed that individuals from the apartment complex just west of the subject property were using this right-of-way to enter the Minglewood neighborhood to carry on drug deals. Page 8 of 13 Minutes-October 11,2005 The Planning Manager suggested that the right-of-way abandonment would allow the adjacent property owners the ability to fence off the right-of-way to prohibit access into the neighborhood from the apartment complex. At a Regular Meeting held September 19,2005,the Planning Commission voted 6:0 to approve a request to abandon the most westerly 135' of N. Willowood Lane subject to the following conditions: • Retain the abandoned street right-of-way as a drainage easement. • Do not impede storm water from flowing into the drainage inlets. • Retain a 10' exclusive water line easement for the 6" water main, 5' on each side of the water main. • No structures or appurtenances shall be placed within the water line easement. • Water utilities will not be responsible for any surface restoration when water main repairs are necessary. Councilmember Ames made a motion to ADOPT ORDINANCE 05-084 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE ABANDONING THE MOST WESTERLY 135'OF NORTH WILLOWOOD LANE IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT,JEFFERSON COUNTY,TEXAS. Councilmember Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU AND AMES NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 10. Council consider a request for an HC-L (Historic Cultural-Landmark Preservation) designation for the house at 2240 Calder - Ordinance 05-085 Administration recommended approval of the request for an HC-L(Historic Cultural- Landmark Preservation) designation for the house at 2240 Calder. The Beaumont Heritage Society is requesting an HC-L (Historic Cultural-Landmark Preservation Designation) for the "Chambers House" at 2240 Calder. Recently,the Beaumont Heritage Society was named to oversee the restoration and operation of the Chambers House Museum. The museum is expected to be open to the public in early 2006. At a Regular Meeting held September 19,2005,the Planning Commission voted 6:0 to approve the request for an HC-L (Historic Cultural-Landmark Preservation) designation for the house at 2240 Calder. Councilmember Beaulieu made a motion to ADOPT ORDINANCE 05-085 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 30 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF BEAUMONT,TEXAS, AND IN PARTICULAR THE BOUNDARIES OF THEZONING DISTRICTS,AS INDICATED UPON THE ZONING MAP OF BEAUMONT,TEXAS, BY ESTABLISHING AN HC-L(HISTORICAL CULTURAL- LANDMARK PRESERVATION)DESIGNATION FOR THE HOUSE AT 2240 CALDER,BEAUMONT, Page 9 of 13 Minutes-October 11,2005 JEFFERSON COUNTY,TEXAS;PROVIDING FORSEVERABILITY;PROVIDING FOR REPEALAND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU AND AMES NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 11. Consider approval of a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract for the City of Beaumont Rehabilitation to the Northwest Elevated Water Storage Tank at Lucas Street - Resolution 05-212 Administration recommended approval of a contract with Utility Services Co., Inc., Houston, Texas in the amount of $584,525.00 to furnish and install all labor, materials, and equipment to repair, rehabilitate, abrasive blast interior and exterior, repaint interior and exterior, and disinfect the existing 1,500,000 gallon Northwest Elevated Water Storage Tank located at Lucas Street. The existing elevated storage tank was built in 1958. The primary goals of the project are to restore the integrity of the interior and exterior surfaces of the elevated storage tank, repair all structural damage, and provide customers with safe, adequate and uninterrupted service. Funds for the project are available in the Capital Improvement Fund. Mayor Pro Tern Samuel made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 05-212 THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AND HE IS HEREBY, AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH UTILITY SERVICE CO.,INC.,OF HOUSTON,TEXAS,IN THE AMOUNT OF$584,525 TO FURNISH AND INSTALL ALL LABOR, MATERIALS, AND EQUIPMENT TO REPAIR, REHABILITATE, ABRASIVE BLAST INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR, REPAINT INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR, AND DISINFECT THE EXISTING 1,500,000 GALLON NORTHWEST ELEVATED WATER STORAGE TANK LOCATED AT LUCAS STREET. Councilmember Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEN SAMUEL, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU AND AMES NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 12. Council consider amending Section 26-24 of the Code of Ordinances to modify the effective times and zone limits of school zones adjacent to Ozen and Central High Schools - Ordinance 05-086 Administration recommended amending Section 26-24 of the Code of Ordinances as follows: Page 10 of 13 Minutes-October 11,2005 DELETE SCHEDULE C DELETE SCHEDULE F REPLACE SCHEDULE C (as follows) The Beaumont Independent School District has altered the hours of attendance for Ozen High School for the 2005 - 2006 school year. As a result, both Ozen and Central High Schools have the same commencement and dismissal times. In order to accommodate this change, the amendment of Section 26-24 of the Code of Ordinances is necessary to change the effective times of school zones located adjacent to both high schools to cover period of 45 minutes before to 30 minutes after school begins and a period of 30 minutes before and 45 minutes after school dismisses. Mayor Pro Tem Samuel made a motion to ADOPT ORDINANCE 05-086 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 26, SECTION 26-24, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT TO MODIFY THE EFFECTIVE TIMES AND ZONE LIMITS OF SCHOOL ZONES ADJACENT TO OZEN AND CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOLS. Councilmember Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL, COUNCILMEMBERS BEAULIEU AND AMES NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL- THANKED CHANNEL 12 FOR TAPING OUR COUNCIL MEETING FOR US; THANKED THE MEDIA, EVERYBODY AT THE EOC, MANY OTHER PEOPLE WHO HELPED WITH THE RECOVERY OF THE CITY AFTER THE STORM INCLUDING CHIEF SCOFIELD, ALL THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, OFFICER CARMEN [APPLE] AND OFFICER CRYSTAL[HOLMES], INGRID[HOLMES],AND EMS, CHIEF BERTRAND AND THE ENTIRE FIRE DEPARTMENT,RANI[TOHME]AND ALLTHE WORKERS IN THE WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT,TOM WARNER AND ALL THE WORKERS IN THE SANITATION DEPARTMENT, STREET AND DRAINAGE, SOLID WASTE, TRANSIT BUS DRIVERS, BISD AND DR. THOMAS AND ALL HIS PEOPLE AND ALSO FOR THE USE OF HIS FACILITIES; MANY POSITIVE THINGS HAPPENED DURING THIS TIME; EVERYBODY HELPED ONE ANOTHER; THANKED THE MAYOR FOR HIS STRONG LEADERSHIP ROLE;COMMENDED JUDGE GRIFFITH,TYRONE [COOPER], CITY MANAGER FOR ALL THE ABOVE AND BEYOND DUTIES THEY PERFORMED; SPECIAL THANKS TO Page 11 of 13 Minutes-October 11,2005 THE RADIO STATIONS FOR MERGING THEIR STATIONS TO HELP KEEP THE CITIZENS INFORMED;A SPECIAL THANKS TO KYLE HAYES FOR PERFORMING ALL THE DUTIES ABOVE AND BEYOND HIS REGULAR DUTIES; CONCERNED ABOUT THE DEBRIS REMOVABLE FROM VACANT LOTS COUNCILMEMBERAMES- AGREED WITH THE STATEMENTS MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL;PROUD OF OUR CITY'S LEADERSHIP; PEOPLE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR OUR CITY EMPLOYEES AND COUNTY EMPLOYEES WHO HELPED SO HARD THROUGH OUT THIS TIME; FEELS THAT WE ARE CLOSER AND BETTER AS A CITY; A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE MEDIA FOR KEEPING THE CITIZENS INFORMED OF WHAT WAS HAPPENING ; PROUD TO BE FROM BEAUMONT; REQUESTED THAT WE RECEIVE A REPORT FROM TIME WARNER COUNCILMEMBER BEAULIEU - AGREES WITH THE PREVIOUS STATEMENTS MADE; FEELS THAT WE ARE TRULY BLESSED AS A COMMUNITY; EXCELLENT LEADERSHIP AND ATTITUDES OF OUR STAFF AND ORGANIZATIONS; GLAD THAT PEOPLE WANT TO BE BACK IN BEAUMONT AND TAKE PRIDE IN THEIR CITY CITY ATTORNEY COOPER- NONE MAYOR GOODSON - ETERNALLY GRATEFUL TO EVERY WORKER WHO STAYED WHO WORKED DURING THIS TIME; PROUD OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR SHUTTING THE CITY DOWN AND PROTECTING OUR ASSETS; PROUD OF THE PREVIOUS COUNCIL ACTIONS TO ADOPT SUCH A WONDERFUL EMERGENCY PLAN;THANKS TO ALLTHE EVACUEES FORTHE INCONVENIENCE OF LEAVING AND FOR THE FINANCIAL STRUGGLES ENDURED BUTTHIS ENABLED US TO REACH OUR GOAL OF NO LOSS OF LIFE; SPECIAL THANKS TO OFFICERS CARMEN AND CRYSTAL FOR THEIR FINE COMMUNICATIONS JOBS; SPECIAL THANKS TO CAPT. KEVIN BROOKS OF THE CAPE VICTORY AND CAPE VINCENT FOR THE USE OF THEIR SHIPS AS NEEDED FOR OUR CITY TO SECURE OUR ASSETS AND ALSO FOR FEEDING, CLOTHING AND SHELTER AT NO COST TO THE CITY; NEXT STEP WILL BE TO START THE ECONOMIC REBIRTH OF OUR CITY CITY MANAGER HAYES- CITY PRIORITIES NEED TO BE REEVALUATED AT THIS TIME TO BETTER SERVE THE CITIZENS; THANKED THE MAYOR FOR ALL THE HARD WORK HE DID DURING THIS TIME; THANKED MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL, COUNCILMEMBERS AMES AND BEAULIEU FOR THEIR CONSTANT INPUT DURING THIS TIME; FEELS THAT THE CITY HAS A GREAT TEAM AND VERY DEDICATED,HARD WORKING INDIVIDUALS TO ALSO INCLUDE Page 12 of 13 Minutes-October 11,2005 THE POLICE,FIRE,WATER&SEWAGE,PARKS,AND OTHERS WHO VOLUNTEERED; OUR PRIORITIES BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER THE STORM NEVER CHANGED: 1) PROTECT RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES, FOREMOST, 2) TO PROVIDE FIRE AND EMS PROTECTION, 3) CLEAR THE STREETS FOR EMERGENCY AND POWER VEHICLES SO THAT THE CITIZENS COULD RETURN BACK QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, 4) RETURNING WATER AND SEWAGE SERVICE TO THE CITY, 5) TO PROVIDE DROP OFF SITES FOR RESIDENTS TO TAKE THEIR HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE UNTIL REGULAR PICKUP COULD BE RESUMED; TOTALLY AMAZED AT THE QUICK RESULTS IN GETTING THE STREETS CLEARED;THE CITY IS IN GOOD FINANCIAL POSITION AND FEELS THAT THE CITY IS STRONG,THE PEOPLE ARE STRONG BUT EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE A LONG ROAD AHEAD, THE CITY WILL BE STRONGER THAN BEFORE;95%OF THE CITY EMPLOYEES ARE BACK TO WORK; THE WATER DEPARTMENT WILL WORK WITH THOSE PEOPLE WHO NEED TO PAY THEIR WATER BILLS; PROUD TO BE A PART OF THIS TEAM AND PROUD OF ALL THE CITY EMPLOYEES Public Comments (Persons are limited to three minutes) Yusuf Abdul-Hakeem 4755 Park Street Beaumont TX Questioning police procedures on his evacuation Officer Crystal Holmes Beaumont Police Department On behalf of Chief Scofield and the Police department appreciated the support received from Council and from the community as well; there are a couple of issues that the EOC and the fire fighters are concerned about and that is the shut-ins and the elderly and would like neighbors, churches, neighborhood associations to check on these people not just by providing food and medications but also to just help them get back in service and help out while they can; also issued a warning to citizens to beware of scams by contractors and to be very careful about hiring these contractors Open session of meeting recessed at 3:25 p.m. There being o action taken in Executive Session, Council adjourned. Audio t p ar a ilable upon request in the City Clerk's Office. Guy N. Goodson, Mayor ��'� \�����, r U i Rose Ann Jones, TR i City Clerk [� 4W Page 13 of 13 \\� ` .r Minutes-October 11,2005