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MIN JUL 11 2007 M I N U T E S - CITY OF BEAUMONT W.L. Pate,Jr.,At-Large BECKY AMES, MAYOR Gethrel Williams-Wright,At-Large Alan D. Coleman,Ward I CITY COUNCIL MEETING Nancy Beaulieu,Ward II Audwin Samuel, Mayor Pro Tem,Ward III July 11, 2007 Jamie Smith,Ward IV Tyrone E. Cooper, City Attorney Kyle Hayes, City Manager Tina Broussard, City Clerk The City Council of the City of Beaumont, Texas, met in a regular session on July 11, 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 1,4-8/Consent Agenda Consent Agenda Mayor Ames called the council meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. Reverened Robert C. Shield, Senior Pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church gave the invocation. Councilmember Elect Alan Coleman's sons, Steven, Christopher and John Coleman led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was made by Tina Broussard, Interim City Clerk. Present at the meeting were Mayor Ames, Councilmembers Lulu Smith, Beaulieu, Wright, Pate, and Jamie Smith. Absent: Mayor Pro Tern Samuel. Also present were Kyle Hayes;City Manager, Tyrone Cooper; City Attorney, Tina Broussard; Interim City Clerk. ELECTION OF COUNCILMEMBER -WARD I Consider approval of an ordinance canvassing the results of the Run-Off Election for Councilmember- Ward I held June 30, 2007. Council to canvass the results of the June 30, 2007 Run-Off election held in the City of Beaumont, Texas to determine who shall be Councilmember for Ward I. The votes cast in said Run-Off election are as follows: Martha "Marty" Craig 947 44.61% Alan B. Coleman 1,176 55.39% With Alan Coleman being elected to the office of Councilmember of Ward I subject to the taking of the Oath of Office as provided by the laws of the State of Texas. Councilmember Beaulieu move to ADOPT AN ORDINANCE CANVASSING THE RESULTS OF THE RUN-OFF ELECTION OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, HELD ON THE 30TH DAY OF JUNE,2007, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING ACOUNCILMEMBER IN WARD I,IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT,PROVIDING FOR Minutes-July 11,2007 SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR REPEAL. Consent Agenda. Councilmember Lulu Smith seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, COUNCILMEMBERS LULU SMITH, BEAULIEU,WRIGHT, PATE, AND JAMIE SMITH NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Ordinance 07-071 * ADMINISTRATION OF THE OATH OF OFFICE: The results of said Run-Off election are and the same hereby declared to have been as herein set out, and the following named person was elected to the respective position, subject to the taking of the oath of office as provided by the laws of the State of Texas: For Councilmember Ward I Alan B. Coleman 55.39% Judge Hollis Horton of the 9" Court of Appeals, swore in the following: Alan B. Coleman Councilmember Ward I Comments from Council. MAYOR AMES- THANKED COUNCILMEMBER LULU SMITH FOR HER MANY YEARS OF SERVICE AND WISHED HER WELL, SHE WILL BE MISSED COUNCILMEMBER BEAULIEU - CONGRATULATED COUNCILMEMBER LULU SMITH FOR HER MANY YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE CITY OF BEAUMONT,SHE WILL BE MISSED AND ALWAYS LOVED COUNCILMEMBER WRIGHT- DID NOT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH HER LONG VERY LONG, BUT SHE WILL BE DEARLY MISSED COUNCILMEMBER PATE- HAS KNOWN COUNCILMEMBER LULU SMITH SINCE HE WAS A YOUNG BOY, DR.SMITH WAS THEIR FAMILY PHYSICIAN AND HAS KNOW AND LOVED HER FOR MANY YEARS, SHE HAS BEEN AN INSPIRATION TO THE COUNCIL AND HAS SHOWN TRUE LEADERSHIP FOR THE CITY OF BEAUMONT COUNCILMEMBER JAMIE SMITH- FROM ONE SMITH TO THE OTHER, HE DID NOT GET TO SERVE WITH HER LONG HER REPUTATION HAS EXCEEDED HER,AND SHE WILL BE TRULY MISSED CITY ATTORNEY COOPER- COUNCILMEMBER LULU SMITH WILL BE MISSED FROM COUNCIL, THANKED HER FOR ALL THAT SHE HAS DONE FOR HIM THROUGHOUT THE YEARS Page 2 of 13 Minutes-July 11,2007 CITY MANAGER HAYES- CONGRATULATED COUNCILMEMBER ALAN COLEMAN, THANKED COUNCILMEMBER LULU SMITH FOR ALL OF HER WORK FOR THE CITY, GREAT WORKING FOR AND WITH HER,WISHED HER WELL COUNCILMEMBER SMITH- THANKED EVERYONE FOR COMING OUT TODAY, HAS ENJOYED EVERY MOMENT THAT SHE HAS SERVED ON COUNCIL AS WELL AS WORKING WITH THE CITIZENS OF BEAUMONT, HAS WATCHED THE CITY GROW,AND THANKED EVERYONE THAT SUPPORTED HER OVER THE YEARS Following the Oath of Office, Council recessed at 1:39p.m. Recess Mayor Ames reconvened the Council meeting at 2:05p.m. Comments from newly elected Councilmember Alan B. Coleman and Councilmembers. COUNCILMEMBER JAMIE SMITH- CONGRATULATED COUNCILMEMBER COLEMAN, HAPPY HE IS NOT THE JUNIOR COUNCILMEMBER ANYMORE, LOOKS FORWARD TO SERVING WITH COUNCILMEMBER COLEMAN AND WELCOMED HIM ABOARD COUNCILMEMBER PATE- CONGRATULATED COUNCILMEMBER COLEMAN, LOOKS FORWARD TO WORKING WITH HIM COUNCILMEMBER WRIGHT- GLAD TO HAVE COUNCILMEMBER COLEMAN ABOARD AND LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH HIM COUNCILMEMBER BEAULIEU- IT IS A PLEASURE TO HAVE COUNCILMEMBER COLEMAN ON THE TEAM, THINK HE WILL DO A GREAT JOB COUNCILMEMBER COLEMAN- THANKED THE LORD FOR ALL THE BLESSING HE HAS BESTOWED UPON HIM, THANKED HIS WIFE, SONS, PARENTS AND FRIENDS FOR ALL OF THEIR HARD WORK.THANKED THE CITIZENS OF WARD I FOR CASTING THEIR PRECIOUS VOTES. COUNCILMEMBER COLEMAN PLEDGED TO LISTEN, LEARN AND ACT ON THE WARD I CITIZENS' BEHALF CITY ATTORNEY COOPER- CONGRATULATED COUNCILMEMBER COLEMAN,WELCOMED HIM TO THE WORK OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, LOOKS FORWARD TO WORKING WITH COUNCILMEMBER COLEMAN CITY MANAGER HAYES- CITY COUNCIL AND CITY OF BEAUMONT IS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE SOMEONE OF COUNCILMEMBER COLEMAN'S CALIBER,LOOKS FORWARD TO WORKING WITH HIM Page 3 of 13 Minutes-July 11,2007 Mayor Ames requested a roll call. Present were Mayor Ames, Councilmembers Coleman, Beaulieu, Wright, Pate and Smith. Absent: Mayor Pro Tern Samuel. Also Present were Kyle Hayes; City Manager, Tyrone Cooper; City Attorney, Tina Broussard; Interim City Clerk. Proclamations, Presentation, Recognitions "Charlton-Pollard Class of 1957 501h Class Reunion Days (Get Williams-Wright's Class)" - July 12-16, 2007 - Proclamation read by Councilmember Wright; accepted by Albeno Bossett, Class President "Young people from Sterling Pruitt Center who are being recognized by the Pruitt Center for exemplary behavior and leadership - Mayor Ames introduced Stacy Lewis who works with the young people at the center. Mr. Lewis introduced the ten (10) students that accompanied him to Council. Public Comment: Persons may speak on scheduled agenda items 1, 4-8/Consent Agenda. None CONSENT AGENDA Approval of minutes - June 19, 2007 Confirmation of committee appointments - Resolution 07-194 Vesta Brandt would be appointed to the Keep Beaumont Beautiful Commission. The term would commence July 11, 2007 and expire July 10, 2009. (Councilmember W. L. Pate, Jr.) Nathan Cross would be appointed to the Keep Beaumont Beautiful Commission. The term would commence July 11, 2007 and expire July 10, 2009. (Councilmember Lulu Smith) Sam Bethea would be appointed to the Keep Beaumont Beautiful Commission. The term would commence July 11, 2007 and expire July 10, 2009. (Mayor Becky Ames) Scarlet Breckel would be appointed to the Keep Beaumont Beautiful Commission. The term would commence July 11, 2007 and expire July 10, 2009. (Councilmember Nancy Beaulieu) John Barton would be appointed to the Keep Beaumont Beautiful Commission. The term would commence July 11, 2007 and expire July 10, 2009. (Councilmember Audwin M. Samuel) Dana Babineaux would be appointed to the Keep Beaumont Beautiful Commission. The term would commence July 11, 2007 and expire July 10, 2009. (Councilmember W. L. Pate, Jr.) Sam Bethea would be appointed as Chairman of the Keep Beaumont Beautiful Commission. The term would commence July 11, 2007 and expire July 10, 2008. (Mayor Becky Ames) Patrick Gibbs would be appointed to the Planning and Zoning Commission. The term would commence July 11, 2007 and expire July 10, 2010. (Councilmember Gethrel Williams-Wright) Page 4 of 1:3 Minutes-July 11,2007 Deloris Comeaux Guidry would be appointed to the Community Development Advisory Committee. The term would commence July 11,2007 and expire July 10,2009. (Councilmember Gethrel Williams-Wright) Alton Drake would be appointed to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. The term would commence July 11, 2007 and expire July 10, 2009. (Councilmember Gethrel Williams- Wright) Alma Hodge would be appointed to the Library Commission. The term would commence July 11, 2007 and expire July 10, 2009. (Councilmember Gethrel Williams-Wright) Charlotte Christopher would be appointed to the Convention and Tourism Advisory Board. The term would commence July 11, 2007 and expire July 10, 2009. (Councilmember Gethrel Williams-Wright) James Mehaffy would be appointed to the Historic Landmark Commission. The term would commence July 11, 2007 and expire July 10, 2009. (Councilmember Gethrel Williams-Wright) Alice Ramsey would be appointed to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway Commission. The term would commence July 11, 2007 and expire July 10, 2009. (Councilmember Gethrel Williams- Wright) Beauregard Brown would be appointed to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway Commission. The term would commence July 11, 2007 and expire July 10, 2009. (Councilmember Gethrel Williams-Wright) Carl Briggs would be appointed to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission. The term would commence July 11, 2007 and expire July 10, 2009. (Councilmember Gethrel Williams- Wright) Roberto Flores would be appointed to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission. The term would commence July 11, 2007 and expire July 10, 2009. (Councilmember Gethrel Williams- Wright) A) Authorize the City Manager to apply for and receive funding through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program and to execute an inter-local agreement with the City of Port Arthur and Jefferson County in orderto reallocate Justice Assistance Grant funds - Resolution 07-195 B) Approve the purchase of a tandem smooth drum vibratory roller for the Streets and Drainage Division - Resolution 07-196 C) Authorize the settlement of the claim of Brian Perdue - Resolution 07-197 Councilmember Beaulieu made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Wright seconded the motion. AYES: MAYORAMES,COUNCILMEMBERS COLEMAN,BEAULIEU,WRIGHT,PATE,AND SMITH NAYS: NONE Page 5 of 13 Minutes-July 11,2007 MOTION PASSED GENERAL BUSINESS 1. Consider a resolution appointing the City Clerk. Administration recommends approval of a resolution appointing the City Clerk. The City Council considered in executive session the appointment of a city clerk. Mrs.Tina Broussard has been serving as Interim City Clerk since her appointment on February 23, 2007. The City Charter states, "the City Council shall appoint a City Clerk and prescribe the duties and compensation of said officer and provide him with such assistance as it may deem necessary. He shall hold office during the pleasure of the Council." The newly appointed City Clerk would receive a base salary of$4,333.34 per month and a cell phone allowance of $50.00 per month. All other benefits extended to civilian employees will continue to be provided as well. COuncilmember Wright moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL HEREBY APPOINTS TINA BROUSSARD AS THE CITY CLERK OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT EFFECTIVE UPON SIGNING OF THIS RESOLUTION. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT THE CITY CLERK SHALL RECEIVE IN COMPENSATION A BASE SALARY OF$4,333.34 PER MONTH AND A CELL PHONE ALLOWANCE OF $50.00 PER MONTH. ALL OTHER BENEFITS,TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT WITH THE CITY OF BEAUMONT SHALL BE PURSUANT TO CITY POLICY AND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT. Councilmember Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYORAMES,COUNCILMEMBERS COLEMAN,BEAULIEU,WRIGHT,PATEAND SMITH NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 07-198 2. Consider approving a request for a specific use permit to allow a funeral home in a GC-MD (General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling) District at 1292 Liberty. Administration recommended approval of a request for a specific use permit to allow a funeral home in a GC-MD (General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling) District at 1292 Liberty. Kerry Nonette is requesting a specific use permit to allow a funeral home in a GC-MD (General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling) District. The property is located at 1292 Liberty. The subject property is partially occupied by a vacant commercial building that formerly housed a doctor's office. Adjacent to the building are two vacant lots that will be converted to parking facilities. Directly across from these lots is another vacant lot that will be converted to a parking area as well. Page 6 of 13 Minutes-July 11,2007 The hours of operation of the business office will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Occasionally, a viewing or visitation may last until 9:00 p.m. The chapel area will seat approximately 80 persons. The funeral home will employ four persons. At a Joint Public Hearing held June 18, 2007, the Planning Commission voted 6:0 to approve a request for a specific use permit to allow a funeral home in a GC-MD (General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling) District at 1292 Liberty. Councilmember Pate made a motion to ADOPT AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW A FUNERAL HOME IN A GC-MD (GENERAL COMMERCIAL-MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING)DISTRICT LOCATED AT 1292 LIBERTY IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT,JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Councilmember Coleman seconded the motion. AYES: MAYORAMES,COUNCILMEMBERS COLEMAN,BEAULIEU,WRIGHT,PATE,AND SMITH NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Ordinance 07-072 3. Consider approving a request for a specific use permit to allow the fabricating of steel components and modules for use by the offshore oil and gas industry in an LI (Light Industrial) District at 1195 Gulf Street. Administration recommended approval of a request for a specific use permit to allow the fabricating of steel components and modules for use by the offshore oil and gas industry in an LI (Light Industrial) District at 1195 Gulf Street. Allen Gusten, representing Mad, Ltd., has applied for a specific use permit to allow the fabricating of steel components and modules. At a Joint Public Hearing held June 18, 2007, the Planning Commission voted 6:0 to approve a request for a specific use permit to allow the fabricating of steel components and modules for use by the offshore oil and gas industry in an LI (Light Industrial) District at 1195 Gulf Street subject to the following condition: 1. The disabled parking spaces will require signs and access aisles. Councilmember Beaulieu made a motion to ADOPTAN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW THE FABRICATING OF STEEL COMPONENTS AND MODULES FOR USE BY THE OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY IN AN LI(LIGHT INDUSTRIAL)DISTRICT LOCATED AT 1195 GULF STREET, IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Councilmember Wright seconded the motion. AYES: MAYORAMES,COUNCILMEMBERS COLEMAN,BEAULIEU,WRIGHT,PATE,AND SMITH NAYS: NONE Page 7 of 13 Minutes-July 11,2007 MOTION PASSED Ordinance 07-073 4. Consider approving the purchase of illuminated street signs for installation at various signalized intersections. Administration recommended authorization for the purchase of approximately 143 Leotek illuminated street signs for$2,300 each and 286 Pelco mounting brackets for$150 each from Lighting Technologies, Inc., of Tomball resulting in an expenditure of approximately $371,800. The illuminated street signs recently installed in the Downtown area and on the Delaware Street extension have been well received. This positive response has prompted a desire to expand use of the illuminated signs, which not only offer an aesthetically pleasing appearance, but more importantly, offer drivers increased visibility. The new signs will be installed throughout the City at signalized intersections along Interstate 10, Eastex Freeway, Cardinal Drive, Major Drive, and Martin Luther King Parkway. Delivery is expected in approximately twelve (12) weeks. Funds are budgeted in the Capital Program. Councilmember Pate made a motion to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THATTHE BIDSUBMITTED BY LIGHTING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,TOMBALL, TEXAS, FOR THE PURCHASE OF ILLUMINATED STREET SIGNS TO BE INSTALLED THROUGHOUT THE CITY IN THE ESTIMATED COST OF APPROXIMATELY $371,800 BE ACCEPTED BY THE CITY OF BEAUMONT. Councilmember Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, COUNCILMEMBERS COLEMAN, BEAULIEU, WRIGHT, PATE, SAMUEL AND SMITH NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 07-199 5. Consider approving the purchase of handheld thermal imaging devices for use in the Police Department. Administration recommended the purchase of twelve (12) thermal imaging devices and accessories through the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) Cooperative Purchasing Program at a total cost of$123,586.40, with the equipment to be ordered from GT Distributors of Austin, Texas. H-GAC is a cooperative purchasing association providing cities and political subdivisions with the means to purchase specialized equipment at volume pricing. All contracted items have been bid in accordance with the State of Texas procurement statutes. The price of the imaging devices includes an H-GAC administrative fee of$1,826.40. Page 8 of 13 Minutes-July 11,2007 The City was awarded the 2006 Port Security Grant by the Department of Homeland Security which will provide seventy-five percent(75%)or$92,689.80 of the funding for this purchase. This funding is on a reimbursement basis. As required by the grant, the City will match twenty-five percent (25%) or$30,896.60 of the purchase. Sufficient funds are available in the Police Department operating budget for this match. COuncilmember Beaulieu made a motion to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THATTHE CITY COUNCIL HEREBY APPROVES THE PURCHASE OF TWELVE (12) THERMAL IMAGING DEVICES AND ACCESSORIES FROM GT DISTRIBUTORS, AUSTIN, TEXAS, THROUGH THE HOUSTON-GALVESTON AREA COUNCIL (H-GAC) COOPERATIVE PURCHASING PROGRAM IN THE UNIT AMOUNT OF $123,586.40. Councilmember Pate seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, COUNCILMEMBERS COLEMAN, BEAULIEU, WRIGHT, PATE, AND SMITH NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 07-200 6. Consider approving the purchase of Ballistic Vests and accessories for use in the Police Department. The Administration recommended the purchase of sixty-three (63) Protech Titan Molle Ballistic Vests and accessories through the BuyBoard contract at a total cost of $133,483.50, with the equipment to be ordered from GT Distributors of Austin, Texas. The Texas Local Government Purchasing Cooperative's BuyBoard offers products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding as outlined by state statute. GT Distributors is currently contracted with BuyBoard to provide Protech ballistic vests to members of the purchasing cooperative. Membership in the BuyBoard is open to school districts, municipalities, counties, and nonprofit organizations throughout Texas. The City of Beaumont's membership in the purchasing cooperative was previously approved by City Council. By participating in the cooperative, members can reduce the number of bids processed as well as take advantage of volume discounts. The purchase of the Ballistic vests and accessories will enhance officer safety. The departments within the Special Services Division that will receive this equipment are the Special Response Team, Narcotics, SWAT and the Tactical Operations. Funding for these items will be divided between the 2006 Port Security Grant and the 2006 Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program (LETPP). A total of $71,51.40 will be funded by the LETPP. This grant does not require matching funds. The balance of $61,973.10 will be funded by the Port Security Grant. The City was awarded the 2006 Port Security Grant by the Department of Homeland Security which will provided seventy-five percent (75%)or$46,4798.83 for this purchase. This funding is on a reimbursement basis. As required by the grant, the City will match twenty-five percent (25%) or $15,493.27 of the purchase. Sufficient funds are available in the Police Department operating budget for this match. Page 9 of 13 Minutes-July 11,2007 Councilmember Coleman made a motion to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL HEREBY APPROVES THE PURCHASE OF SIXTY-THREE(63)PROTECH TITAN MOLLE BALLISTIC VESTS AND ACCESSORIES FROM GT DISTRIBUTORS, AUSTIN, TEXAS, THROUGH THE TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT PURCHASING COOPERATIVE'S BUYBOARD IN THE UNIT AMOUNT OF$133,483.50 Councilmember Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, COUNCILMEMBERS COLEMAN, BEAULIEU, WRIGHT, PATE, AND SMITH NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 07-201 7. Consider approving a payment to Jefferson County related to the renewal of an annual maintenance agreement with Motorola for support of the 800 MHz radio system. Administration recommended payment of an invoice to Jefferson County for the renewal of an annual maintenance agreement with Motorola for support of the 800 MHz radio system in the amount of$144,402.66. The 800 MHz radio system is used by EMS, Fire, Police and numerous other departments throughout the City for daily communications. The purchase is exempt from competitive bidding since it is available from only one(1)source having exclusive rights to maintain the radio infrastructure. The maintenance agreement provides for constant monitoring of the radio system and 911 dispatch centers as well as dispatching of repair personnel with replacement parts when required. The 800 MHz radio system is shared with Jefferson County and the annual cost of the maintenance contract is split equally between Jefferson County and the City of Beaumont. Jefferson County has rendered payment directly to Motorola for the entire annual maintenance contract in the amount of$288,805.32. The agreement is for an annual period from May 1, 2007 - April 30, 2007. Councilmember Wright made a motion to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL HEREBY APPROVES THE PAYMENT OF AN INVOICE IN THE AMOUNT OF$144,402.66 TO JEFFERSON COUNTY FOR THE RENEWAL OF AN ANNUAL MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT WITH MOTOROLA FOR SUPPORT OF THE 800 MHz RADIO SYSTEM USED BY EMS FIRE, POLICE AND NUMEROUS OTHER DEPARTMENTS THROUGHOUT THE CITY FOR DAILY COMMUNICATIONS. Councilmember Coleman seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, COUNCILMEMBERS COLEMAN, BEAULIEU, WRIGHT, PATE, AND SMITH NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Page 10 of 13 Minutes-July 11,2007 Resolution 07-202 8. Consider approving the purchase of a herbicide spray truck body for use in the Parks Division. Administration recommended authorization for the purchase of a herbicide spray truck body from Cibolo Sprayers, Inc. of Brady, Texas for $58,889.20. In April this year, Council approved the purchase of a 2007 GMC 2-ton cab and chassis for use by the Parks Division as part of a cab-over spray truck used to spray herbicides on roadsides, ditches, rights-of-way, and medians. The new unit requires the installation of a roadside vegetation spraying system. A standard twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty is provided with the system. Delivery is expected in approximately ninety (90) days. The new spray truck is replacing Unit 3218, a 1991 Ford 476 spray truck which has exceeded its useful life and will be disposed of according to the City's surplus property disposal policies. Funds are available in the Capital Reserve Fund. Councilmember Smith made a motion to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE BID IN THE AMOUNT OF $58,889.20 SUBMITTED BY CIBOLO SPRAYERS, INC., BRADY, TEXAS, FOR THE PURCHASE OF A HERBICIDE SPRAY TRUCK BODY FOR USE BY THE POLICE DIVISION BE ACCEPTED BY THE CITY OF BEAUMONT. Councilmember Pate seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, COUNCILMEMBERS COLEMAN, BEAULIEU, WRIGHT, PATE, AND SMITH NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 07-203 COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS COUNCILMEMBER COLEMAN- CONGRATULATED TINA BROUSSARD ON HER APPOINTMENT SHE DID A GREAT JOB ON THE ELECTIONS, THANKED HIS FAMILY FOR SUPPORTING HIM DURING THE ELECTION AND THE RUN-OFF, ENJOYED HIS FIRST MEETING AND THE HOSPITALITY COUNCILMEMBER BEAULIEU- CONGRATULATED TINA BROUSSARD ON HER APPOINTMENT AND THANKED HER FOR ALL OF HER WORK DURING THE ELECTION,THANKED STREETS AND DRAINAGE DEPARTMENT FOR TAKING CARE OF OUR WATER PROBLEMS DURING THE HEAVY RAIN Page 11 of 13 Minutes-July 11,2007 COUNCILMEMBER WRIGHT- EXCITED ABOUT THE HOUSING MARKET AND PETRO COMING TO THE AREA,CONGRATULATED COUNCILMEMBER COLEMAN ONCE AGAIN COUNCILMEMBER PATE- CONGRATULATED COUNCILMEMBER COLEMAN AS WELL AS TINA BROUSSARD,KNOW THEY BOTH WILL DO A GREAT JOB, COMMENTED ON THE 4T" OF JULY FESTIVITIES IN DOWNTOWN, COMMENDED CLAUDIE HAWKINS ON A GREAT JOB,ENCOURAGED EVERYONE TO ATTEND IF THEY HAVE NOT ATTENDED IN THE PAST MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL - ABSENT COUNCILMEMBER SMITH - THANKED THE PUBLIC UTILITIES DEPARTMENT FOR ALL OF THEIR HARD WORK DURING THE HEAVY RAINS,THEIR WILL BE A CONCERT IN THE PARK ON JULY 22ND AT MAGNOLIA PARK AT 3:00 P.M.,ALSO CONGRATULATED TINA BROUSSARD ON HER APPOINTMENT,THANKED STACEY LEWIS FORALL OF HIS HARD WORK WITH THE SUMMER CAMP,THEIR WILL ALSO BE A TOWN HALL MEETING AUGUST 2, 2007 AT THE L.L. MELTON YMCA, AGAIN CONGRATULATIONS TO COUNCILMEMBER COLEMAN CITY ATTORNEY COOPER- CONGRATULATED TINA BROUSSARD ON A JOB WELL DONE DURING THE ELECTION, SHE WORKED HARD AND WISHED HER WELL CITY MANAGER HAYES- CONGRATULATED TINA BROUSSARD ON HER APPOINTMENT, IT IS MUCH DESERVED AND LOOKS FORWARD TO CONTINUOUS WORK WITH HER IN THE FUTURE MAYORAMES- CONGRATULATED TINA BROUSSARD ON HER APPOINTMENT. MAYOR AMES STATED SHE WILL ATTEND THE WARD IV TOWN HALL MEETING ON AUGUST 2, 2007, WARD 111 WILL HAVE A HALL TOWN MEETING IN THE NEXT QUARTER AND THEN WARD I AND WARD 11. COMMENTED ON THE RETREAT FOR THE COUNCILMEMBERS, ALSO CONGRATULATED COUNCILMEMBER COLEMAN,APPRECIATED THE HARD WORK BY THE WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT AND THE GREAT SERVICE Public Comments (Persons are limited to three minutes) Marty Craig 195 N. 71h Beaumont TX Congratulated Councilmember Coleman on his election, also Congratulated Tina Broussard on her appointment of City Clerk, wish all of Council the wisdom of Solomon, the planning of Moses and the patience of Job Page 12 of 13 Minutes-July 11,2007 Sharon Eaves 5550 Scenic Dr. Beaumont TX Thanked Council for all of their hard work, and everyone that works so hard for the City of Beaumont, Congratulated Councilmember Coleman on his election Evelyn & David Broussard 1350 Brockman St. Beaumont TX Complaint regarding drugs, prostitution and speeding in their neighborhood, stated that the police department is aware of the situation and they are doing the best they can, but the problem has continued Bonnie Cokinos 1430 Futura Beaumont TX Spoke on behalf of the Cokinos family,thanked Council for letting Councilmember Cokinos leave this world never knowing that he was not a Councilmember any longer. Mrs. Cokinos presented the Mayor with the key to the City of Beaumont that once belonged to Councilmember Cokinos Robert Reyna 1890 Laurel St. Beaumont TX Congratulated Council on their elections and re-elections. Invited Council to a ground breaking ceremony that will take place on Thursday July 12, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the Fair Grounds Kerry Avie 3035 Elinor Beaumont TX Prayer for the City Executive Session was cancelled. EXECUTIVE SESSION Consider matters related to contemplated or pending litigation in accordance with Section 551.071 of the Government Code: Megan Lewis With their being no further business Council adjourned at 3:05 p.m. Audio recordings are available upon request in the City Clerk's Office. Becky Am s Mayor �� C� Ij, i Tina Broussard, City Clerk 0114 rp . Page 13 of 13 Minutes-July 11,2007