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MIN JAN 30 2007 M I N U T E S - CITY OF BEAUMONT Andrew P. Cokinos,At-Large GUY N. GOODSON, MAYOR Becky Ames,At-Large Lulu L. Smith,Ward I CITY COUNCIL MEETING Nancy Beaulieu, Mayor Pro Tern,Ward 11 Audwin Samuel,Ward III January 30,2007 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 January 30, 2007, 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 - Receive a report related to the FY 2006 Audit Public Comment: Persons may speak on scheduled agenda items 3-7/Consent Agenda Consent Agenda Mayor Goodson called the council meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Big Jim Salles of West End Baptist Church gave the invocation. Councilmember Beauleau 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 Beaulieu, Councilmembers Smith, Ames, Samuel and Patterson. Absent: Councilmember Cokinos. Also present were Kyle Hayes, City Manager;Tyrone Cooper, City Attorney; Rose Ann Jones, City Clerk,Tina Broussard Deputy City Clerk. Proclamations, Presentations, Recognitions "Beaumont Community Partners for Children" - February 1, 2007- Proclamation read by Mayor Goodson; accepted by Patty McFaddin, Events Chairman Presentation CAFR report was given by Mr. Ted Williams, a "clean opinion"was given for the City; also stated that the city's financial situation had improved Public Comment: Persons may speak on scheduled agenda items 3-7/Consent Agenda. Allen Lee 5095 Maddox Beaumont TX Item #6: opposed Lamar University's Women Gym as a polling location for early voting; would like to see McFaddin Ward House Visitors Center as a polling location Minutes-January 30,2007 CONSENT AGENDA Approval of minutes - Minutes of Minutes January 23, 2007 Confirmation of committee appointments - None A) Approve the appointment of James D. McNicholas as the Chief Magistrate of the City of Beaumont Municipal Court- Resolution 07-026 James D. McNicholas would be appointed as the Chief Magistrate of the City of Beaumont Municipal Court for a term of two (2) years. The Chief Magistrate will receive compensation of$300 forthe first session and$250 for each successive session thereafter each week B) Approve the appointment of Theodore Johns as a City Magistrate of the City of Beaumont Municipal Court - Resolution 07-027 Theodore Johns would be appointed as a City Magistrate for a term of two (2) years and would receive compensation of$250 per session C) Approve the appointment of Craig Lively as a City Magistrate of the City of Beaumont Municipal Court - Resolution 07-028 Craig Lively would be appointed as a City Magistrate for a term of two (2)years and would receive compensation of$250 per session D) Authorize the City Attorney to intervene in the name of the City of Beaumont in the lawsuit styled City of Nederland vs. Entergy-Gulf States, Inc., et al - Considered as a separate item following item 1) E) Authorize the purchase of two (2) passenger vans for the Best Years Center- Resolution 07-030 F) Authorize the settlement of the claim of Nicole Harrison - Resolution 07-031 G) Authorize the settlement of the claim of Bobby Jean Knighton - Resolution 07-032 H) Authorize the settlement of the claim of Lou Davis - Resolution 07-033 1) Authorize the settlement of the claim of Jacorri Brazier- Resolution 07-034 Councilmember Samuel made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. Mayor Pro Tem Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON,MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU,COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Page 2 of 11 Minutes-January 30,2007 D) Authorize the City Attorney to intervene in the name of the City of Beaumont in the lawsuit styled City of Nederland vs. Entergy-Gulf States, Inc., et al - Resolution 07-029 This was considered as a separate item at the request of Mayor Goodson to avoid a possible conflict Councilmember Samuel made a motion to approve Item "D" of the Consent Agenda. Mayor Pro Tern Beaulieu second the motion. AYES: MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU, COUNCILMEMBER SMITH,AMES,SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE ABSTAINED: MAYOR GOODSON MOTION PASSED GENERAL BUSINESS 1. Consider approving a request for a zone change from RS (Residential Single Family Dwelling) District to GC-MD (General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling) District for property on the east side of S. Major Drive, south of Peveto Road - Ordinance 07-007 Administration recommended approval of a request for a zone change from RS (Residential Single Family Dwelling) District to GC-MD-2 (General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling-2) District for property on the east side of S. Major Drive, south of Peveto Road. Mark W. Whiteley & Associates, Inc. is requesting a zone change from RS (Residential Single Family Dwelling)District to GC-MD (General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling) District for a 41 acre tract of land located on the east side of Major Drive, 276' south of Peveto. Mr. Whiteley states that the purpose of the request is to allow for the development of health care related facilities on the subject property, beginning with a full care nursing home and a future assisted living center and other related medical and health care facilities. The property owner plans on constructing a roadway with a 60'wide right-of-way through the subject property to provide for future access. This roadway, as proposed, would provide for the development of the property with a minimum number of curb cuts on Major Drive. At a Joint Public Hearing held January 22, 2007, the Planning Commission voted 7:0 to approve a request for a zone change from RS (Residential Single Family Dwelling)District to GC-MD-2 (General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling-2) District for property on the east side of S. Major Drive, south of Peveto Road. Page 3 of 11 Minutes-January 30,2007 Councilmember Ames moved to ADOPT ORDINANCE 07-007 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 THEZONING MAP OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS, BY CHANGING THE ZONING OF PROPERTY PRESENTLY ZONED RS (RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING)DISTRICT TO GC-MD-2(GENERAL COMMERCIAL-MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING-2) DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE EAST SIDE OF S. MAJOR DRIVE, SOUTH OF PEVETO ROAD,BEAUMONT,JEFFERSON COUNTY,TEXAS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Councilmember Smith seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON,MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU,COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 2. Consider approving a request for a zone change from GC-MD (General Commercial- Multiple Family Dwelling) District to GC-MD-2 (General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling-2)District for property located in the 1000 Blk. (Even)of East Virginia, 1000-1100 Blk. of Colorado, 1000 Blk. (Odd)of Alabama, 1096 Alabama, 1100 Blk. of Alabama,4637 Rolfe Christopher, 1100 Blk. of Georgia, 1100 Blk. (Odd) of Iowa, 1200 Blk. of Iowa, 1195 Oregon, 1200 Blk. of Oregon, 1158 Vermont, 4600-5100 Blk. (Even) of MLK Parkway, 5000-5100 Blk. (Odd)of Heisig, SWC of Virginia and MLK Parkway and 5110-5166 Hunter - Ordinance 07-008 Administration recommended approval of a request for a zone change from GC-MD (General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling)Districtto GC-MD-2(General Commercial- Multiple Family Dwelling-2) District for the above locations. In 2003, the City Council approved the rezoning of an 8 block area of the South Park Neighborhood from RM-H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling-Highest Density) District to RCR(Residential Conservation and Revitalization)District. This area encompassed the land bordered by East Virginia to the north, Rolfe Christopher to the west, Cochran and Heisig to the east and Florida to the south. This Phase 1 zoning change was made to implement a portion of the South Park Neighborhood Plan. Phase 2 of the implementation process is to now look at the GC-MD area that is surrounded by East Virginia to the north, Rolfe Christopher to the west, Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway to the east and Florida to the south. The subject area consists of a variety of land uses with the majority of the land consisting of multi-family, single family or vacant and very little commercial exists. This area has deteriorated significantly over the years. Many of the properties have become off-campus student housing. As Lamar University continues to make great strides in improving its campus environment, there is an increasing concern over what could be developed in the areas surrounding the university. To create an environment that is conducive to the growth of the university, it is very important to control the type of development that occurs. Page 4 of 111 Minutes-January 30,2007 GC-MD-2 zoning, along with the already existing RCR zoning, would provide the controls that are needed. GC-MD-2 zoning would require a specific use permit for any new use that is proposed for the study area. At a Joint Public Hearing held January 22, 2007, the Planning Commission voted 7:0 to approve a request for a zone change from GC-MD (General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling)Districtto GC-MD-2(General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling-2)Districtfor property located in the 1000 Blk. (Even)of East Virginia, 1000-1100 Blk.of Colorado, 1000 Blk. (Odd) of Alabama, 1096 Alabama, 1100 Blk. of Alabama, 4637 Rolfe Christopher, 1100 Blk. of Georgia, 1100 Blk. (Odd)of Iowa, 1200 Blk. of Iowa, 1195 Oregon, 1200 Blk. of Oregon, 1158 Vermont, 4600-5100 Blk. (Even)of MLK Parkway, 5000-5100 Blk. (Odd) of Heisig, SWC of Virginia and MLK Parkway and 5110-5166 Hunter. Councilmember Patterson made a motion to ADOPT ORDINANCE 07-008 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 30 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS, AND IN PARTICULARTHE BOUNDARIES OF THE ZONING DISTRICTS,AS INDICATED UPON THE ZONING MAP OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS, BY CHANGING THE ZONING OF PROPERTY PRESENTLY ZONED GC-MD (GENERAL COMMERCIAL-MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING) DISTRICT TO GC-MD-S (GENENRAL COMMERCIAL-MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING-2) DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE 1000 BLOCK (EVEN) OF EAST VIRGINIA, 1000-1100 BLOCK OF COLORADO, 1000 BLOCK (ODD) OF ALABAMA,1096 ALABAMA,1100 BLOCK OF ALABAMA,4637 ROLFE CHRISTOPHER,1100 BLOCK OF GEORGIA, 1100 BLOCK(ODD)OF IOWA, 1200 BLOCK OF IOWA, 1195 OREGON, 1200 BLOCK OF OREGON,1158 VERMONT,4600-5100 BLOCK(EVEN)OF MARTIN LUTHER KING,JR.PARKWAY, 5000-5100 BLOCK(ODD)OF HEISIG,SWC OF VIRGINIA AND MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. PARKWAY, AND 5110-5166 HUNTER, BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Mayor Pro Tern Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON,MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU,COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 3. Consider approving a request to abandon a 20' alley in Block 66, North Addition located on the south side of Isla, between Forrest and Cable Street- Council deferred this item for one week. 4. Consider approving change orders related to the renovation of the Julie Rogers Theatre - Resolution 07-035 Administration recommended approval of Change Order Nos. 10-15 for repairs and renovations to the Julie Rogers Theatre in the amount of$56,753.43 to Bruce's General Construction. Although,the renovation of the Julie Rogers Theatre scheduled for completion in May 2007 is progressing smoothly, there are additional changes that must be made to complete the renovation. The following is a summary of the requested change orders: Page 5 of 11 Minutes-January 30,2007 Change Order No. 10 - Includes material and labor to modify the auditorium floor to accommodate a new seating layout. Seating layout had to be changed to meet current Building Codes. The cost of this change order is $24,733.91. Change Order No. 11 - In the original construction project, the 2nd floor concession area was inadvertently omitted. Although the cabinets can still be utilized,the countertops were chipped and the cabinet doors warped and broken. New laminate countertops and new cabinet doors will compliment the 2"d floor lobby area. The total cost of Change Order No. 11 is $5,092.50. Change Order No. 12 - This change order consists of miscellaneous repairs in various rooms and corridors. It includes painting,sheetrock repair,and wood trim replacement and repair. The total cost of Change Order No. 12 is $9,284.10. Change Order No. 13 - The original plans did not include any work to be done in the wheelchair lobby entrance and the performer's dressing rooms. During the remediation all carpet was removed from the performer's dressing rooms. New carpet will be installed in the performer's dressing rooms, which include one on the 1' level and three on the 2nd level. The southeast entrance is the only wheelchair accessible entrance to the building. Although the storefront doors are in compliance with ADA regulations, an automatic door would provide a greater degree of accommodation. Included in this project is the installation of an automatic door, new glass and glazing of the sidelites and transom and electrical connections. The total cost of Change Order No. 13 is $11,369.17. Change Order Nos. 14 and 15 include remodeling the wall inset to mount ADA drinking fountains and additional painting. Both change orders total $6,273.75. Change Orders to date total $280,291.60 or 15% of the original contract amount. Funding will be provided by the City's insurance carrier and the Capital Program. Mayor Pro Tern Beaulieu made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 07-035 THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE CHANGE ORDER NO.'S 10-15 IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $56,753.43 THEREBY INCREASING THE CONTRACT AMOUNT TO $2,125,291.60. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 5. Consider approving a lease agreement with Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital relating to property within Central Park - Resolution 07-036 Page 6 of 11 Minutes-January 30,2007 Administration recommended approval of an agreement to lease a 1.413 acre tract of land within Central Park to Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital for$2,000 per month. A 1.413 tract of land located between the National Guard Armory and Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital(Memorial)was retained with Central Park. Memorial has made a request to lease the land for materials storage while a new hospital wing is under construction. This portion of land is not utilized by the Park, thus no activities at the Park will be affected. Memorial plans to lease the property for a period of eighteen (18)months beginning March 2007. Memorial will be responsible for all repairs necessary to bring the property to its present condition upon expiration of the lease agreement. A rental analysis of the subject property was conducted by Bishop Real Estate Appraisers, Inc. Their analysis concluded that the property's current rental value is$2,000 per month. This action is recommended by the City Manager, Director of Public Works and Capital Projects Manager. Lease payments will be deposited to the General Fund. Councilmember Smith made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 07-036 THAT THE CITY MANAGER BEAND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE A LEASE AGREEMENT,WITH MEMORIAL HERMANN BAPTIST HOSPITAL FOR A 1.413 ACRE TRACT OF LAND WITHIN CENTRAL PARK TO BE USED FOR MATERIALS STORAGE. Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 6. Consider approving an ordinance approving five early voting polling locations as well as designated early voting days and times - Ordinance 07-009 Administration recommended five early voting polling locations be available for early voting from April 30, 2007 through May 8, 2007, excluding Sunday, May 6, 2007. A worksession was held with the City Council on Tuesday,January 23,2007, regarding the possibility of having five polling locations for early voting. The early voting location previously used, the City Clerk's Office, will remain as the Main Early Voting Location. Early Voting will begin April 30,2007,ending May 8,2007,excluding Sunday, May 6,2007. The locations for Council consideration were as follows: Main Early Voting Location City Hall - City Clerk's Office 801 Main Suite 125 Beaumont TX 77701 Page 7 of 11 Minutes-January 30,2007 Additional Branch Early Voting Locations will be as follows: Ward I Wesley United Methodist Church 3810 N. Major Dr. Beaumont TX 77713 Ward II Rogers Park Community Center 1455 Dowlen Rd. Beaumont TX 77706 Ward III Sterling Pruitt Activity Center 2930 Gulf St. Beaumont TX 77703 Ward IV Lamar University Women's Gym University Dr& East Lavaca Beaumont TX 77705 Early voting by personal appearance will be held as follows: Monday, April 30, 2007 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2007 7:00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2007 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2007 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2007 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2007 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2007 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2007 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. I The four additional polling locations will cost an estimated $10,000 more than previous elections. Funds are available in the City Clerk's Operating Budget. Councilmember Patterson made the motion with the recommendation to use Theodore Johns Library as an Branch Early Voting Branch Polling location in Ward IV to ADOPT ORDINANCE 07-009 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE DESIGNATING POLLING LOCATIONS FOR EARLY VOTING AND PROVIDING AN ADDITIONAL DAY OF EARLY VOTING ON SATURDAY DURING THE PERIOD OF APRIL 30,2007 THROUGH MAY 8,2007 FOR THE CITY GENERAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON MAY 12,2007. Mayor Pro Tern Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU,COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 7. Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Beaumont and Crockett Street Entertainment, Mardi Gras on the Neches, Inc. and Parades Unlimited - Resolution 07-037 Page 8 of 11 Minutes-January 30,2007 Administration recommended authorizing the City Manager to execute the Memorandum of Understanding. Crockett Street Entertainment has had a one-day Mardi Gras celebration within the Crockett Street Entertainment District since opening their doors. Crockett Street Entertainment has joined with Mardi Gras on the Neches, Inc. and Parades Unlimited with a desire to expand the celebration. The groups plan to have events in the downtown area from February 15th through February 18th. The above parties are responsible for the parades and activities over the four-day period. The City of Beaumont will provide police protection, paid for by the above entities, for all of the activities and will be responsible for trash pick-up on the streets and public rights of way. The requirements of all parties are stipulated in the agreement including insurance coverage requirements. The Public Works Department will incur expenses above the $500 parade permit fee for street sweeping, installing and removing barricades and picking up trash and debris. However, funds are available in the Public Works Department's operating budget to cover these costs. Mayor Pro Tern Beaulieu made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 07-037 THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING, WITH CROCKETT STREET ENTERTAINMENT, MARDI GRAS ON THE NECHES, INC. AND PARADES UNLIMITED FOR MARDI GRAS ACTIVITIES IN BEAUMONT FROM FEBRUARY 15-FEBRUARY 18,2007. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU,COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED WORKSESSION Review and discuss Railroad Quite Zones Tom Warner, Public Works Director informed Council that back in June,2005,quiet zones was one of the items discussed in a worksession. With the hurricane, everything was put on hold. In April, 2005, the Federal Railroad Administration passed new regulations regarding train horns by preempting any state or local laws that may have been on the books as to when train horns are required to be blown, how long and how loud. The FRA also gave communities the ability to establish quiet zones. Quiet zones are at least an one half mile section track in which either supplementary safety devices or alternative safety devices can be installed to prohibit pedestrians and vehicles from crossing. When the gates are down, it eliminates the train from blowing its horn. Locations were searched for with a methodology that would minimize cost but still allow implementing a quiet zone. The area owned by Union Pacific on Langham as well as other crossings were considered. The northern track met all federal requirements and would have a minimum cost. The cost range would be anywhere from $5,000 to $7,500 per crossing. Page 9 of 11 Minutes-January 30,2007 Status Report on the Beaumont Municipal Airport Jim Thompson, Parks and Recreation Director,discussed damages to the Municipal Airport during Hurricane Rita. The Municipal Airport is a 4,000 ft. runway. The N & S Hanger and the T- Hangers all suffered damage from the hurricane. The N- Hanger and T-Hanger A were a total loss. The replacement cost of the N-Hanger is estimated at$560,000. The T-Hanger A would cost a total of$649,500. The S- Hanger and the Terminal Buildings have had some repairs done. The S-Hanger repairs are estimated at $115,000. The Terminal Building emergency roof repairs were done at a cost totaling $55,000. The T-Hanger B is complete with a total cost of $53,000. The Airport Development Study revealed that twenty four (24) additional T-Hangers are needed and by the year 2012,the airport will need twenty (20) additional T-hangers. COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS COUNCILMEMBER SMITH - NONE MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU - NONE COUNCILMEMBER AMES - NONE COUNCILMEMBER SAMUEL - RECOGNIZED COACH MATTHEW CLAY WHO WILL BE INDUCTED INTO THE PRAIRIE VIEW SPORTS HALL OF FAME COUNCILMEMBER PATTERSON - NONE CITY ATTORNEY COOPER - NONE CITY MANAGER HAYES - NONE MAYOR GOODSON- COUNCILMEMBERS WERE SENT A CORRESPONDENCE FROM PEAR ORCHARD MAPLE GLEN APARTMENTS PROJECT REGARDING CHANGES TO THEIR PROPOSAL AND CONSTRUCTION COST;THANKED THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR THE YEAR END REPORT RECEIVED ON UNIFORM CRIME STATISTICS SHOWING SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT FOR FISCAL YEARS 2005 AND 2006 AND WITH THE URC TOTAL REDUCTION OF 16%; ATTENDED THE U.S.CONFERENCE OF MAYORS LAST WEEK AND VISITED WITH THE WASHINGTON LOBBYIST, CAROLYN CHANEY AND HER STAFF Public Comments (Persons are limited to three minutes) Anna Lee Z. Jones 2150 Katy Dr. Beaumont TX Stated that she's a new recruiter for the Gulf Coast Marrow Donor; interested in creating new contacts within the city; would like to reach out to the minority communities Page 10 of 11 Minutes-January 30,2007 Harvey Campbell 5855 Gladys Beaumont TX Spoke regarding the Natural Gas rate hike,the franchise fee tax and the customer delivery fee Leroy Lewis 8550 Baker Beaumont TX Announced his candidacy for Mayor; stated that College and Pinchback has a vacant lot on the corner with overgrown trees and trash; inquired as to whether the Council meetings could be timed; need more police patrol; loud music needs enforcing; more sidewalks William R. Sam 1761 Rena St. Beaumont TX Commented on a situation that occurred in Circuit City; stated that private security should be done away with; agreed that something needs to be done about the horn blowing of the trains LaRutha Clay 3150 Dorothy Beaumont TX Informed everyone that her husband Coach Matthew Clay would be inducted into the Prairie View Sports Hall of Fame; Mrs. Clay asked permission of Councilmember Samuel who is a former track student to take a picture with Coach Clay There being no Executive Session, Council adjourned at 3:32 p.m. Audio tap a availabl upon request in the City Clerk's Office. Guy N. Goodson, Mayor mwml Tina Broussard, Deputy City Clerk Page 11 of 11 Minutes-January 30,2007