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MIN MAR 20 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 Tom,Ward II Audwin Samuel,Ward III March 20,2007 Bobbie J. Patterson,Ward IV Tyrone E. Cooper, City Attorney Kyle Hayes, City Manager Tina Broussard, Interim City Clerk The City Council of the City of Beaumont, Texas, met in a regular session on March 20, 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 Public Comment: Persons may speak on scheduled agenda items 1-13/Consent Agenda Consent Agenda Mayor Goodson called the council meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Gary Hammonds of First Church of God gave the invocation. Mayor Goodson led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was made by Tina Broussard, Interim City Clerk. Present at the meeting were Mayor Goodson, Mayor Pro Tern Beaulieu, Councilmembers Ames, Samuel and Patterson: Absent Councilmembers Smith and Cokinos. Also present were Kyle Hayes, City Manager; Tyrone Cooper, City Attorney, Tina Broussard, Interim City Clerk. Proclamations, Presentations, Recognitions "Brain Awareness Month" - March, 2007 - Proclamation read by Mayor Pro Tern Beaulieu; accepted by Jack Holden, President - Elect, Pilor Club of Beaumont, Inc. Mayor Goodson read the announcement regarding Executive Session to be held at the conclusion of the General Business portion of the meeting. Public Comment: Persons may speak on scheduled agenda items 1-13/Consent Agenda. Miriam Cade Nichol 5799 Western Trail Beaumont TX Preservation of South Park High School CONSENT AGENDA Approval of minutes - Minutes of March 6, 2007 Confirmation of committee appointments - Resolution 07-065 Minutes-March 20,2007 Carol Dixon would be reappointed to the Convention and Tourism Advisory Board. The current term would commence March 20, 2007 and expire March 1, 2008. (Councilmember Bobbie J. Patterson) Bessie Chisum would be reappointed to the Community Development Advisory Committee. The current term would commence March 20, 2007 and expire December 11, 2008. (Councilmember Lulu Smith) A) Authorize the settlement of the claim of Umeki Coleman ANF of Jonathan Coleman, a Minor- Resolution 07-066 B) Authorize the settlement of the claim of Camille Williams ANF of Sade Stevenson, a Minor - Resolution 07-067 C) Approve the purchase of a new voice communication system for Municipal Court and the new 911 Dispatch Center- Resolution 07-068 D) Approve the purchase of two (2)vehicles for the Southeast Texas Auto Theft Task Force- Resolution 07-069 E) Approve Change Order No. 21 for the Julie Rogers Theatre renovation - Resolution 07- 070 F) Approve Change Order No. 22 for the Julie Rogers Theatre renovation - Resolution 07- 071 G) Approve an annual contract for the purchase of traffic marking materials- Resolution 07- 072 H) Approve a bid to construct a new shelter at Sprott Park - Resolution 07-073 1) Approve the purchase of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus(SCBA)and air cylinders for the Fire Department - Resolution 07-074 J) Authorize the City Manager to execute a Lease Agreement for property located at 8155 Phelan Blvd. for operation of EMS Med Station No. 4 - Resolution 07-075 K) Approve a resolution accepting maintenance of water and sanitary sewer improvements in Park North, Phase II - Resolution 07-076 L) Authorize the City Manager to renew the loan agreement with the National Museum of the United States Air Force - Resolution 07-077 Mayor Pro Tern Beaulieu made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU,COUNCILMEMBERS AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE Page 2 0114 Minutes-March 20,2007 MOTION PASSED GENERAL BUSINESS 1. Consider amending Chapter 11 of the Code of Ordinances related to food and food establishments - Ordinance 07-025 Administration recommended approval of the amendments proposed for Chapter 11 of the Code of Ordinances. At a worksession on January 16, staff discussed the process to be used to update the Code of Ordinances. In accordance with the process that was put in place, the proposed changes to Chapter 11, related to food and food establishments,were provided to the City Council for review. The recodification will cost an estimated $20,000. Funds are available in the FY 2007 Operating Budget. Councilmember Ames moved to ADOPT ORDINANCE 07-025 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 11,ARTICLE 1,SECTIONS 11-1 AND 11-1.1,SUBSECTION 11-4(B),SECTION 11-5,AND ARTICLE IV,SUBSECTIONS 11-84(A)AND(B)OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES;PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FRO REPEAL; AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Mayor Pro Tern Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU, COUNCILMEMBERS AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 2. Consider adopting a resolution of support for House Bill 2818 delaying transition into retail competition in the Entergy-Gulf States, Inc. service area - Resolution 07-078 Administration recommended approval of a resolution of support for House Bill 2818 delaying retail open access in the Entergy-Gulf States, Inc.'s service area. The City Council met in work session on February 13, 2007, with representatives of other cities within the EGSI service area to discuss issues related to Entergy's proposed transition into retail competition in the deregulated electric market. A presentation was made by legal counsel on behalf of the City's Steering Committee addressing several reasons why transition to competition at this time is not feasible and should be delayed. 'The Steering Committee is recommending that the participating cities adopt the attached resolution supporting House Bill 2818 delaying competition in the EGSI service area forthe Following reasons: (1) Customers in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) that have participated in the deregulated markets since January 1, 2002, have experienced substantial rate increases under the competitive model; Page 3 of 14 Minutes-March 20,2007 (2) EGSI estimates that Company customers will see at least a 40%increase under the competitive model; (3) EGSI has attempted to transition to competition in the past and failed after spending over $200 million which customers are paying back through surcharges over the next 15 years; (4) EGSI will soon be imposing yet another surcharge to recover the $352 million in damages associated with Hurricane Rita; (5) Communities and customers in Southeast Texas are still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Rita and further rate increases will hinder economic development. The customers in the EGSI service area will realize a substantial savings by delaying transition to open competition in the deregulated electric market. Mayor Pro Tem Beaulieu made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 07-078 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS,SUPPORTING THE PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL 2818 DELAYING RETAIL OPEN ACCESS IN ENTERGY GULF STATES,INC.'S SERVICE AREA. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU,COUNCILMEMBERS AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 3. Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a Joint Election Agreement between Jefferson County and the City of Beaumont for the City of Beaumont General Election being held jointly with Jefferson County - Resolution 07-079 Administration recommended approval of authorization for the City Manager to execute a Joint Election Agreement between Jefferson County and the City of Beaumont for the City of Beaumont General Election being held jointly with Jefferson County. This Joint Election Agreement is a requirement of Jefferson County for the County Clerk to coordinate, supervise and handle all aspects of administering the Joint Election in accordance with the provisions of the Texas Election Code. Each participating authority agrees to payJefferson Countyfor equipment,supplies, services and administrative costs. The Jefferson County Clerk will serve as administrator for the election; however, each participating authority remains responsible for the lawful conduct of their respective election. Funds are available in the City Clerk's Operating Budget. Councilmember Ames made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 07-079 THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE A JOINT ELECTION AGREEMENT BETWEEN JEFFERSON COUNTY AND THE CITY OF BEAUMONT FOR THE CITY OF BEAUMONT GENERAL ELECTION BEING HELD JOINTLY WITH JEFFERSON COUNTY. Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. Page 4 of 14 Minutes-March 20,2007 AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU, COUNCILMEMBERS AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 4. Consider approving an ordinance allowing for an additional six(6) months for 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 07-026 Administration recommended approval of an ordinance allowing for an additional six (6) months for 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. Due to extensive property damage caused by Hurricane Rita, on October 11, 2005, City Council approved Ord. No. 05-078 which allows residents to park, use and occupy recreational vehicles and travel trailers on their properties while repairs to their homes are being made. This ordinance specified a time frame of six (6) months. On April 4, 2006 and September 26,2006,the City Council approved Ord. No. 06-021 and Ord. No. 06-064, granting a six (6) month extension. However, due to many unresolved issues, there are still a large number of individual property owners who are unable to get back in their homes. Allowing the continued use of recreational vehicles and travel trailers as living quarters for an additional six (6) months would benefit those whose homes are still under construction. At a Public Hearing held on October 11, 2005, the City Council approved Ord. No. 05-078 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. By approving Ord. No. 06-021 on April 4, 2006 and Ord. No. 06-068 on September 29, 2006, the City Council, each time, extended the time period for six months. Councilmember Samuel made a motion to ADOPT ORDINANCE 07-026 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE EXTENDING FORA 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 Patterson seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU, COUNCILMEMBERS AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Page 5 of 14 Minutes-March 20,2007 5. Consider approving a contact for litter removal services for City rights-of-way-Resolution 07-080 Administration recommended the award of an annual contract to Beaumont Products and Services, Inc.for furnishing litter removal services on arterial street rights-of-way and other specific areas at a rate of $12.64 per person, per hour worked. The contract will be effective April 1, 2007. 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 $12.64 per hour, per person worked. The hourly price of $12.64 reflects a 2.5% increase above the previous hourly rate of $12.33 which was effective since April 2006. BPS requested the increase to cover rising insurance costs. During the past twelve months, BPS has worked approximately 9,525 labor hours, removing about 1,570 cubic yards of litter, at an estimated cost of$117,443. Funds are available in the Public Health Department,Code Enforcement Division operating budget. Councilmember Patterson made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 07-080 THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE AN ANNUAL CONTRACT WITH BEAUMONT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, INC. FOR FURNISHING LITTER REMOVAL SERVICES ON ARTERIAL STREET RIGHTS-OF-WAY AND OTHER SPECIFIC AREAS ATA RATE OF$12.64 PER PERSON PER HOUR WORKED EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2007. Mayor Pro Tern Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU, COUNCILMEMBERS AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 6. Consider approving a contract for mowing privately owned developed and vacant properties in violation of weed ordinances - Resolution 07-081 Administration recommended the award of an annual contract to Perfect Cut Lawn Care of Beaumont for mowing privately owned developed and vacant properties for the unit prices stated in the attached tabulation resulting in the estimated annual cost of$81,400. Privately owned properties are in violation of the City's weed ordinance when uncultivated growth exceeds twelve(12)inches. Property owners are notified of the violation and given a specified time to bring the property into compliance. If property owners fail to comply with the ordinance, the City's contractor mows the property and the property owner is fined. Page 6 of 14 Minutes-March 20,2007 Bids were solicited for an annual contract to provide this mowing service for the Public Health Department,Code Enforcement Division.Specifications requested a minimum price for cutting properties 6,500 square feet or less in size, a second price per square foot for properties greater than 6,500 square feet but less than an acre, and a third price per acre for properties greater than one (1) acre. The majority of the properties are standard size lots between 6,500 and 8,500 square feet. Bids received are detailed on the attached tabulation. The apparent low bid was withdrawn by the vendor. The contract will be managed by the Code Enforcement Division. The Contractor will be given a list of properties to mow each day. All properties must be mowed within five (5) days after notification. Inspection of the properties will be made by the representatives in the Code Enforcement Division prior to payment to ensure compliance with the specifications. Funds are available in the Public Health Department,Code Enforcement Division operating budget to cover the estimated annual cost of$81,400. Mayor Pro Tern Beaulieu made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 07-081 THAT THE BID SUBMITTED BY PERFECT CUT LAWN CARE, BEAUMONT, TEXAS, FOR AN ANNUAL CONTRACT FOR MOWING PRIVATELY-OWNED DEVELOPED AND VACANT PROPERTIES FOR THE UNIT PRICES FOR AN ESTIMATED ANNUAL COST OF $81,400 BE ACCEPTED BY THE CITY OF BEAUMONT. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU,COUNCILMEMBERS AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 7. Consider approving a contract for mowing City-owned and abandoned developed and vacant properties - Resolution 07-082 Administration awarded the award of an annual contract to Perfect Cut Lawn Care of Beaumont for mowing City-owned and abandoned developed and vacant properties for the unit prices stated in the attached tabulation resulting in the estimated annual cost of $45,420. City-owned properties consist of donated property and lots purchased for neighborhood revitalization or street rights-of-way.Abandoned property is privately owned but the owners cannot be located. Currently, there are approximately 270 parcels of City-owned property ranging from 625 square feet to approximately 3.3 acres and 95 parcels of abandoned property ranging in size from 1,625 square feet to 28,675 square feet or approximately .7 of an acre. The Public Health Department, Code Enforcement Division staff maintains a list of these properties and requires a contractor to mow them every six (6) weeks during the growing season. Funds are available in the Public Health Department,Code Enforcement Division operating budget to cover the estimated annual cost of$45,420. Page 7 of 14 Minutes-March 20,2007 Mayor Pro Tern Beaulieu made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 07-082 THAT THE BID SUBMITTED BY PERFECT CUT LAWN CARE, BEAUMONT, TEXAS, FOR AN ANNUAL CONTRACT FOR MOWING CITY-OWNED AND ABANDONED AND VACANT PROPERTIES IN THE AMOUNT OF$45,420 BE ACCEPTED BY THE CITY OF BEAUMONT. Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU, COUNCILMEMBERS AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 8. Consider approving a bid for purchasing standby generator power systems to be used at several fire stations and at City Hall - Resolution 07-083 Administration recommended awarding a bid for purchasing six (6) standby generator power systems for installation as noted herein to A&A Electric Company of Beaumont in the total amount of$122,630. The generator sets specified in the bid will provide standby emergency generator power to the Fire Station Numbers 1, 5, 6, and 14, as well as Fire Headquarters and City Hall Technology Services Department.These facilities currently have no permanent emergency power systems for occurrences of power outage. Each generator set will include a transfer switch which will allow the system to come on-line automatically when necessary,and upon restoration of utility power will automatically retransfer the electric load to normal operation and shut down the generator. Funds for the purchase of the generators in the total amount of$122,630 will be provided by a 2005 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) grant, with no matching funds required. The installation of generators at the Fire Department facilities is estimated at$43,500 and has been budgeted in the Building Services operating budget. The installation of the generator at City Hall is estimated at $25,000 and will be funded by the Capital Reserve Fund. Total installation costs are estimated at $68,500. Councilmember Ames made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 07-083 THAT THE BID SUBMITTED BY A&A ELECTRIC COMPANY,BEAUMONT,TEXAS,FOR PURCHASING SIX(6)STANDBY GENERATOR POWER SYSTEMS FOR INSTALLATION IN THE AMOUNT OF$122,630 BE ACCEPTED BY THE CITY OF BEAUMONT. Councilmember Patterson seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU, COUNCILMEMBERS AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Page 8 of 14 Minutes-March 20,2007 9. Consider approving the purchase of a hazardous environment detection system for use by emergency workers - Resolution 07-084 Administration recommended the purchase of a RAE System hazardous environment detection rapid deployment kit system through the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H- GAC) Cooperative Purchasing Program at a total cost of$99,435, with the equipment to be ordered from RAE Systems of San Jose, CA. The release of toxic materials presents emergency first responders with the immediate challenge to determine what actions are needed to protect nearby populations. Immediate questions need to be answered regarding toxic plume travel direction and concentration levels, and decisions must be made regarding evacuations and road closures. The RAE Systems Rapid Deployment Kit (RDK) is a state of the art device for detection and continuous monitoring of toxic gases which may be released during hazardous material incidents. The equipment measures concentrations of flammable and explosive gases, oxygen, carbon monoxide,and hydrogen sulfide. Emergency workers can deploythe detectors into the hazardous area and return to a position of safety. The controller is capable of monitoring data transmitted from the detectors up to two (2) miles away. Delivery is expected in approximately thirty (30) days. Funds for the expenditure will be provided by a 2005 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) grant, with no matching funds required. Councilmember Samuel made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 07-084 AT THE CITY COUNCIL HEREBY APPROVES THE PURCHASE OF A RAE SYSTEM HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENT DETECTION RAPID DEPLOYMENT KIT SYSTEM THROUGH THE HOUSTON-GALVESTON AREA COUNCIL (H-GAC)COOPERATIVE PURCHASING PROGRAM AT A TOTAL COST OF$99,435. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU, COUNCILMEMBERS AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 10. Consider approving a bid for construction of a building at the Landfill. This item was deferred for one week. 11. Consider approving a bid to furnish draperies for the Julie Rogers Theatre - Resolution 07-085 Administration recommended approval of a bid for furnishing and installing draperies on nineteen (19) windows at the Julie Rogers Theatre to McKnight Drapery Service in the amount of$84,500. Page 9 of 14 Minutes-March 20,2007 One bid was received for furnishing and installing draperies for the north and south lobbies and 2nd floor lobby windows at the Julie Rogers Theatre. Local manufacturers as well various vendors in and out of state were notified of the bid. Most companies contacted declined to submit a bid because of the limited completion time and the time required to make an onsite visit. Staff has been in contact with McKnight Drapery and fabrics selected should be delivered in time to complete the project by April 30. The cost of the drapes will be submitted to the City's insurance carrier for reimbursement. Councilmember Ames made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 07-085 THAT THE BID SUBMITTED BY MCKNIGHT DRAPERY SERVICE FOR FURNISHING AND INSTALLING DRAPERIES ON NINETEEN (19) WINDOWS IN THE NORTH AND SOUTH LOBBIES AND SECOND FLOOR LOBBY WINDOWS IN THE AMOUNT OF$84,500 BE ACCEPTED BY THE CITY OF BEAUMONT. Mayor Pro tem seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU, COUNCILMEMBERS AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 12. Consider authorizing the City Manager to apply for and receive funding through the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) - Resolution 07-086 Administration recommended authorizing the City Manager to apply for and receive funding through the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG). The Department of Homeland Security EMPG funding is provided to assist states and local governments in developing and carrying out emergency management programs. This includes mitigating costs of compliance with National Incident Management System, Incident Command System, planning, and training mandates. The federal funding guidelines are envisioned to cover half the anticipated operating expenses which are currently funded solely through the city's budget. The City would receive grant funding in a total amount of$79,361. Councilmember Samuel made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 07-086 THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO APPLY FOR AND RECEIVE FUNDING IN THE ,AMOUNT OF$79,361 THROUGH THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE GRANT(EMPG) PROGRAM. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU, COUNCILMEMBERS AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Page 10 of 14 Minutes-March 20,2007 13. Consider authorizing the City Manager to apply for and receive funding through the Department of Homeland Security 2007 Port Security Grant Program to enhance the security of the Port of Beaumont - Resolution 07-087 Administration recommended authorizing the City Manager to apply for and receive funding through the Department of Homeland Security 2007 Port Security Grant Program. The Department of Homeland Security Port Security Grant Program can be utilized to enhance the security of the Port of Beaumont which has been designated as critical to national infrastructure. The grant funds would be used for the purchase of 100 in-car camera systems,communication interoperability mobile antenna repeater system with two microwave backup links for existing repeatertowers, and a fully equipped CBRNE Incident Response vehicle. The City would receive grant funding in a total amount of $1,388,000 with the City of Beaumont responsible for approximately $461,250 or 25% of the total project cost. Funding will be provided over a three (3)year period through the Capital Programs Fund. Councilmember Patterson made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 07-087 THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO APPLY FOR AND RECEIVE FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF$1,388,000 FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY2007 PORT SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM. Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU, COUNCILMEMBERS AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 14. PUBLIC HEARING: Dangerous Structures Public Hearing Opened at: 2:21 p.m. Public comments were made by the following people who personally appeared and requested additional arrangements for their property. John Scarchilly 4180 Pinkston Beaumont, TX 912 - 5585 Fannet Road (Commercial) Lou & Greg Anderson 96 N. 7th St. Beaumont, TX #48 - 370 N. 10th Street (Commercial) Ella Sanders 6850 Saratoga Circle Beaumont, TX #30 - 1701 Laurel (Commercial) Page 11 of 14 Minutes-March 20,2007 Jasper & Paula Leaven 7650 San Bruno Beaumont, TX #31 - 2965 Laurel Mary Brown Haynes 327 Bennett St. Beaumont, TX # 2 - 6090 Bigner Road Aron Raczkovi 9610 Doty Beaumont, TX #9 - 9610 Doty Mike Sinclair 1895 Franklin Beaumont, TX #17 - 1895 Franklin Rev. Tommie G. Williams 1175 Isla St. Beaumont, TX #26 - 1175 Isla (Commercial) (Church) Public Hearing Closed at 2:50 p.m. Consider approval of an ordinance declaring certain structures to be dangerous structures and ordering their removal within 10 days or authorizing the property owner to enroll the dangerous structure in a work program - Ordinance 07-027 Councilmember Samuel made a motion to DEFER ITEM#45-1685 PARK(COMMERCIAL)TO THE MAY AGENDA. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU, COUNCILMEMBERS AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Councilmember Samuel made a motion TO ALLOW PROPERTY OWNERS OF ITEMS#2, 9, 12, 17, 26, 30, 31, AND 48 TO BE ALLOWED TO ENTER INTO A WORK PROGRAM. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU, COUNCILMEMBERS AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Page 12 of 14 Minutes-March 20,2007 Councilmember Samuel made a motion to ADOPT ORDINANCE 07-027 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FINDING CERTAIN STRUCTURES TO BE PUBLIC NUISANCES AND ORDERING THEIR DEMOLITION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR A PENALTY. Councilmember Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU, COUNCILMEMBERS AMES, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU - ENJOYED INSTALLATIONS SERVICES FOR PASTOR GARY HAMMONDS,OF FIRST CHURCH OF GOD,THANKED VARIOUS GROUPS THAT ARE HELPING WITH REPAIRS TO HOMES HERE IN THE CITY DUE TO THE HURRICANE COUNCILMEMBER AMES- COMMENTED ON THE MEETING FOR THE CALDER DRAINAGE PROJECT, THANKED STAFF FOR THEIR HARD WORK IN PREPARING FOR BOTH MEETINGS COUNCILMEMBER SAMUEL- COMMENDED THE CHARLTON POLLARD NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION ON THE CLEAN UP IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD, DISCUSSED TRIP MADE TO WASHINGTON D.C., MET WITH STATE REPRESENTATIVES SEEKING GRANT MONEY FOR THE CITY COUNCILMEMBER PATTERSON - COMMENTED ON THE TRIP TO WASHINGTON D.C.ALONG WITH COUNCILMEMBER SAMUEL, DISCUSSED THE CUTTING OF THE CDBG FUNDS CITY ATTORNEY COOPER- NONE CITY MANAGER HAYES - NONE MAYOR GOODSON- THANKED SAM BETHEA WITH ENTERGY FOR THE ROAD TRIP OF DOWNTOWN BEAUMONT REGARDING ELECTRICITY Public Comments (Persons are limited to three minutes) Glenda Ardoin 2540 Sycamore Beaumont TX Discussed citizen concerns in the Charlton Pollard community, concerns were large trucks on their streets, police response, high grass and abandoned property Page 13 of 14 Minutes-March 20,2007 J.D. Gregory 3411 Glenwood Beaumont TX Discussed damage due to the hurricane and a plan to eliminate the damage Leroy Lewis III 8550 Baker Beaumont TX Discussed three men on a fire engine, asked that the City help the homeless, requested that employees be paid more than current salary, flashing lights at the school zones, new roads in the older parts of the City and high electric bills Open session of meeting recessed at 3:24 p.m. EXECUTIVE SESSION Consider matters related to contemplated or pending litigation in accordance with Section 551.071 of the Government Code: McNeel v. City of Beaumont Lewallen v. City of Beaumont Linda Young v. City of Beaumont The City of Beaumont v. International Association of Fire Fighters There being no action taken in Executive Session, Council adjourned. Audio to es re v I le upon request in the City Clerk's Office. Gu N. Goodson, Mayor i1W CPS 11111 � 1 Tina Broussard, Interim City Clerk l i /� 00 \/ �iI f I �.- oVY Page 14 of 14 Minutes-March 20,2007