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MIN NOV 15 2005 M I N U T E S - CITY OF BEAUMONT Lulu L. Smith, Ward I GUY N. GOODSON, MAYOR Nancy Beaulieu, Ward II Andrew P. Cokinos, At-Large CITY COUNCIL MEETING Becky Ames,At-Large Audwin Samuel, Mayor Pro Tern, Ward III November 15, 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 November 15,2005, 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/Consent Agenda * Consent Agenda Mayor Goodson called the council meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. Marilyn Hebert, Chairman of the Drug Free Commission gave the invocation. Maurine Gray, Community Services Director, 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 (arrived at 1:35 p.m.), Councilmembers Smith, Beaulieu, Ames and Patterson. Absent Councilmember Cokinos. Also present were Kyle Hayes, City Manager; Tyrone Cooper, City Attorney; Rose Ann Jones, City Clerk. Proclamations, Presentations, Recognitions "Tobacco Free Day in Beaumont" - November 17, 2005 - Proclamation read by Councilmember Beaulieu; accepted by Judy Cornelius and other members of the community Presentations of Hurricane Rita Recovery: *Report by Max Duplant- Recap on the City's water bills and service to customers, status of cut offs for non-pay, new or terminated service and adjustment requests *Report by Tom Warner- Recap of debris collection with the US Army Corps of Engineers as well as local city trash collection by category *Report by Kerrick Henney, SBC - Accounts will be adjusted in future billing; currently only 167 pending tickets; requested that if anybody does not have service to please contact them Minutes-November 15,2005 *Report by Gary Underwood, Time Warner - Update indicated that they are 100% complete for over two weeks; repairing secondary outage on individual cases only Public Comment: Persons may speak on scheduled agenda items 1-2/Consent Agenda. None CONSENT AGENDA * Approval of minutes - November 8, 2005 * Confirmation of committee appointments - Resolution 05-237 Hubert Oxford would be reappointed to the Civil Service Commission. The current term would expire October 4, 2008. (City Manager Kyle Hayes) A) Amend Resolution No. 05-225 relating to the reprogramming of Community Development Grant Funds to appropriate grant years - Resolution 05-238 B) Amend Resolution No. 05-218 relating to the reprogramming of Community Development Grant Funds to appropriate grant years - Resolution 05-239 C) Authorize the City Manager to execute all documents necessary to accept funds for a traffic safety grant project - Resolution 05-240 D) Authorize the acceptance of a ten foot(10')wide water line easement providing access for fire prevention services - Resolution 05-241 E) Amend Resolution No.05-086 to reflect that Civil Service Commissioner Antoinette Hardy's term of office is to expire on October 4, 2007 - Resolution 05-242 Mayor Pro Tern Samuel made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU,AMES AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED GENERAL BUSINESS 1. Accept the Grand Recap of the tax roll for the tax year 2005 (Fiscal Year 2006) - Resolution 05-243 Administration recommended the acceptance of the Grand Recap of the tax roll for the tax year 2005 with a taxable value of$4,913,341,853. Page 2 of 5 Minutes-November 15,2005 Pursuant to the Texas Property Tax Code, Section 26.09, this recap must be approved by the City Council. Property tax revenues in the FY 2006 Budget were calculated based on this taxable value. On September 20, 2005 Council approved the tax roll as certified by the Jefferson County Appraisal District with a taxable value of $4,913,341,853. There is no charge in the taxable value of the Grand Recap. Councilmember Ames moved to APPROVE RESOLUTION 05-243 APPROVING THE GRAND RECAP OF THE TAX ROLL FOR THE TAX YEAR 2005(FISCAL YEAR 2006)WITH A TAXABLE VALUE OF$4,913,341,853. Councilmember Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU,AMES AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 2. Consider approving the purchase of three (3)dump trucks for use at the Beaumont landfill - Resolution 05-244 Administration recommended the purchase of three (3) articulated off-road dump trucks for the Public Works Department and Solid Waste Landfill Division, through the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Buyboard cooperative purchasing program. The Texas Local Government Purchasing Cooperative, administered by TASB, complies with all state bidding statutes. Membership with Buyboard allows municipalities to purchase items from their contracted vendors. Currently,the City owns one(1) 1983 Caterpillar DJB, one (1) 1990 Caterpillar D25, one (1) 1992 Caterpillar D25 and one (1) 2005 Caterpillar 725 articulated off-road dump trucks that are in daily use at the Landfill. The 1983 model, 1990 model and 1992 model will be replaced with this purchase. The contracted Buyboard vendor is Mustang Tractor and Equipment Company of Beaumont. The trucks to be furnished are Caterpillar Model 725 at a total cost of $873,792 or $291,264 each. The trucks will be delivered within sixty (60) days. Included is a standard warranty of six (6) months plus a powertrain warranty of five (5) years or 7,500 hours. Funding for the purchase of the three (3) units will be provided through a lease purchase agreement. Councilmember Beaulieu made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 05-244 APPROVING THE PURCHASE OF THREE(3)ARTICULATED DUMP TRUCKS IN THE AMOUNT OF$291,264 EACH FOR A TOTAL COST OF $873,792 FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, SOLID WASTE LANDFILL DIVISION, THROUGH THE TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BOARDS (TASB)BUYBOARD COOPERATIVE PURCHASING PROGRAM. THE CONTRACTED BUYBOARD Page 3 of 5 Minutes-November 15,2005 I VENDOR IS MUSTANG TRACTOR AND EQUIPMENT COMPANY OF BEAUMONT. Councilmember Smith seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU,AMES AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS COUNCILMEMBER PATTERSON - FEELS THAT THE CITY SHOULD PRESENT THE RENOVATION PLANS TO THE CITIZENS THOUGH NOTIFICATION BY THEIR WATER STATEMENTS AND/OR HOLD WARD MEETINGS TO RECEIVE FEEDBACK ON THE RENOVATION IDEAS; MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL- WELCOMED COUNCILMEMBER MCINTYRE, CITY OF CLEVELAND, WHO IS VISITING; THANK YOU TO MR. REYNA FOR HIS HELP IN SOME OF THE HOUSING ISSUES IN BEAUMONT COUNCILMEMBER AMES - NONE COUNCILMEMBER BEAULIEU - NONE COUNCILMEMBER SMITH - NONE MAYOR GOODSON- THANKED MR.REYNA FOR HELPING CHAIR THE MEETING TO HELP COORDINATE SOME HOUSING FOR BEAUMONT; THANKED CHAIR SENATOR STEVE OGDEN, SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE AND SENATOR TOMMY WILLIAMS TO HELP TO SPUR THE COMMITTEE TO MEET IN THE AREA AND ALSO TAKE A TOUR OF THE AREA Public Comments (Persons are limited to three minutes) Frank Kiefer 3190 Willowood Beaumont TX Spoke on behalf of a citizen who is blind and unable to attend meeting, regarding his water bill and problems in trying to solve this situation,would like the Water Department to inspect this person's water meter and make amends Jude Paredez 10620 Gage Road Beaumont TX Voiced his concerns about renovation plans for the Civic Center and City Hall as well as other city properties; would like this information to be made available to the voters; expressed a deep sadness about the recent criminal happenings Page 4 of 5 Minutes-November 15,2005 Kerry J. Avie 3139 Elinor Beaumont TX Prayer for the City Joseph Lewis PO Box 62 Beaumont TX Agreed with Councilmember Patterson that the redevelopment plans should be discussed with the taxpayers before any definite plans are made; feels that money should be spent to help other people with their homes and businesses; feels that the citizens need to be more informed and have an opportunity to voice their opinion Meeting recessed at 2:17 p.m. * Tour and assessment of City Park facilities Mayor and City Councilmembers returned from this tour at 3:45 p.m. Council meeting adjourned at 3:45 p.m. Audio tap s*e a ilable upon request in the City Clerk's Office. or Guy N. Goodson, Mayor v /� T , Rose Ann Jones TRM , City Clerk � �,. � Page 5 of 5 Minutes-November 15,2005