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MIN JAN 09 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 Tem,Ward II Audwin Samuel,Ward III January 9, 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 9, 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 5-11/Consent Agenda Consent Agenda Mayor Goodson called the council meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. Father Henry J. Davis of the Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church gave the invocation. Mayor Pro Tern 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 Beaulieu, Councilmembers Smith, Samuel and Patterson. Absent: Councilmember Cokinos and Ames. Also present were Kyle Hayes, City Manager; Tyrone Cooper, City Attorney; Rose Ann Jones, City Clerk. Proclamations, Presentations, Recognitions "Texas Pineywoods Experience" - -Recognition and support of the initiatives and promotion of these goals as the Advisory Board meets January 9 - 10, 2007 read by Mayor Goodson; accepted by Andy Jones and the Conservation Fund members Mayor Goodson read the announcement about the 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 5-11/Consent Agenda. None CONSENT AGENDA Approval of minutes - Minutes of December 19, 2007 Confirmation of committee appointments - None Minutes-January 9,2007 A) Approve a resolution to allow Capital One Bank to pledge the following security as collateral for City accounts which is held at the Federal Reserve Bank, effective January 2, 2007 - Resolution 07-001 B) Approve a contract for plumbing services for City Facilities - Resolution 07-002 C) Authorize the settlement of the lawsuit styled Southwestern Bell v The City of Beaumont- Resolution 07-003 D) Authorize the settlement of the lawsuit styled Roy Cooper v The City of Beaumont - Resolution 07-004 Councilmember Smith made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. Mayor Pro Tern Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON,MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU,COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED GENERAL BUSINESS 1. Consider approving a request for a zone change from GC-MD (General Commercial- Multiple Family Dwelling) District and RCR (Residential Conservation and Revitalization) District to RS (Residential Single Family Dwelling) for the property at 2800 Gulf Street - Ordinance 07-001 Administration recommended approval of a request for a zone change from GC-MD (General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling)District and RCR(Residential Conservation and Revitalization) District to RS (Residential Single Family Dwelling) for the property at 2800 Gulf Street. The Beaumont Housing Authority has recently received a $20 million HOPE VI grant to demolish and redevelop Magnolia Gardens and a portion of Fair Park with 372 units of mixed income housing for rental and home ownership. In order to develop the Fair Park property as planned, the Housing Authority is requesting that the subject property be rezoned to RS. The remainder of the Authority's Fair Park property will remain GC-MD and be developed as multi-family. At a Joint Public Hearing held December 18, 2006, the Planning Commission voted 7:0 to approve a zone change from GC-MD (General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling) District and RCR (Residential Conservation and Revitalization) District to RS (Residential Single Family Dwelling) for the property at 2800 Gulf Street. Councilmember Samuel moved to ADOPT ORDINANCE 07-001 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 THEZONING MAP OF BEAUMONT, Page 2 of 14 Minutes-January 9,2007 TEXAS, BY CHANGING THE ZONING OF PROPERTY PRESENTLY ZONES AS GC-MD (GENERAL COMMERCIAL-MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING)DISTRICT AND RCR(RESIDENTIAL CONSERVATION AND REVITALIZATION) DISTRICT TO RS (RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING) DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2800 GULF STREET,BEAUMONT,JEFFERSON COUNTY,TEXAS,PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Mayor Pro Tem Beaulieu the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON,MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU,COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 2. Consider approving a request for a specific use permit to allow a business office in an RCR (Residential Conservation and Revitalization) District at 2655 North Street. Administration recommended denial of a request for a specific use permit to allow a business office in an RCR (Residential Conservation and Revitalization) District at 2655 North Street. D & D Ventures owns a number of Little Caesar's Pizza shops. The proposed office would provide space for Mr. Davis to conduct the business affairs of his pizza shops. Mr. Davis states that on a typical day, the only employees will be him and a secretary. Occasionally, pizza shop managers will come to the office. Office hours will be 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. At a Joint Public Hearing held December 18, 2006, the Planning Commission voted 6:1 to deny a request for a specific use permit to allow a business office in an RCR (Residential Conservation and Revitalization) District at 2655 North Street. Mayor Pro Tern Beaulieu made a motion to DENY AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW A BUSINESS OFFICE IN AN RCR (RESIDENTIAL CONSERVATION AND REVITALIZATION)DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2655 NORTH STREET IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON,MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU,COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 3. Consider approving a request for a specific use permit to allow a church in an RS (Residential Single Family Dwelling) District and an RM-H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling-Highest Density) District at the northeast corner of Crow Road and Folsom Drive- Ordinance 07-002 Page 3 of 14 Minutes-January 9,2007 Administration recommended approval of a specific use permit to allow a church in an RS (Residential Single Family Dwelling) District and an RM-H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling-Highest Density) District at the northeast corner of Crow Road and Folsom Drive subject to the conditions recommended by the Planning Commission. Fittz & Shipman, Inc. is requesting a specific use permit to allow a church in an RS (Residential Single Family Dwelling) District and RM-H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling-Highest Density) District at the northeast corner of Folsom and Crow. The property is currently occupied by a single family residence. The property comprises 7.338 acres of land. The proposed church facility will include a 1,000 seat, 20,000 sq. ft. sanctuary and a future 17,000 sq. ft. family life center. Access to the property will be off of both Folsom and Crow. At a Joint Public Hearing held December 18, 2006, the Planning Commission voted 6:1 to approve a request for a specific use permit to allow a church in an RS (Residential Single Family Dwelling) District and an RM-H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling-Highest Density) District at the northeast corner of Crow Road and Folsom Drive subject to the following conditions: • Install an 8' tall wood screening fence along the north and east property lines; • Modify the landscape strip (0' to 10') along the north and east property lines; • Delete the entrance/exit on Treadway. Councilmember Smith made a motion to ADOPT ORDINANCE 07-002 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW A CHURCH IN AN RS (RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING)DISTRICTAND AN RM-H(RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING-HIGHEST DENSITY DISTRICT, FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF CROW ROAD AND FOLSOM DRIVE IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Councilmember Patterson seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU,COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 4. Consider approving a request for a specific use permit to allow a restaurant in an RCR (Residential Conservation and Revitalization) District at 2495 Texas - Ordinance 07-003 Administration recommended approval of a specific use permit to allow a restaurant in an RCR(Residential Conservation and Revitalization) District at 2495 Texas with the condition that the hours be restricted to 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and that no alcoholic beverages be served. Joyce McKinney is requesting a specific use permit to allow a restaurant in an RCR District. The property is located at 2495 Texas. Page 4 of 14 Minutes-January 9,2007 Ms. McKinney states that the new restaurant will be approximately 16' x 40' in size. Seating capacity will be approximately 24 persons. Hours of operation will be 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Monday - Saturday. At a Joint Public Hearing held December 18, 2006, the Planning Commission voted 7:0 to approve a request for a specific use permit to allow a restaurant in an RCR (Residential Conservation and Revitalization) District at 2495 Texas with the condition that the hours be restricted to 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and that no alcoholic beverages be served. Councilmember Samuel made a motion with the change in the closing time to 8:30 p.m. to ADOPT ORDINANCE 07-003 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW A RESTAURANT IN AN RCR (RESIDENTIAL CONSERVATION AND REVITALIZATION) DISTRICT LOCATED AT 2495 TEXAS IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Mayor Pro Tern Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 5. Consider approving a request to abandon Threadneedle between Block 2 and 3, Pear Orchid Addition between Avenue A and Avenue B and a 20' alley in Block 2, Pear Orchard Addition between Avenue A and Avenue B - Ordinance 07-004 Administration recommended approval of a request to abandon Threadneedle between Block 2 and 3, Pear Orchard Addition between Avenue A and Avenue B and a 20' alley in Block 2, Pear Orchard Addition between Avenue A and Avenue B. Mark W. Whiteley&Associates is requesting the abandonment of Threadneedle, between Avenue A and Avenue B and a 20' alley located in Block 2, between Avenue A and Avenue B. These rights-of-way are located in what is the Stadium Shopping Center. The request is being made to allow the owner of the property to utilize the land on both sides of Threadneedle and the alley for a single use. At a Regular Meeting held December 18, 2006, the Planning Commission voted 6:0 to approve a request to abandon Threadneedle between Block 2 and 3, Pear Orchard Addition between Avenue A and Avenue B and a 20' alley in Block 2, Pear Orchard Addition between Avenue A and Avenue B. Councilmember Patterson made a motion to ADOPT ORDINANCE 07-004 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE ABANDONING A PORTION OF THREADNEEDLE BETWEEN BLOCKS 2 AND 3, PEAR ORCHARD ADDITION BETWEEN AVENUE A AND AVENUE B, AND A 20' ALLEY IN BLOCK 2, PEAR ORCHARD ADDITION BETWEEN AVENUE A AND AVENUE B IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Councilmember Smith seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE Page 5 of 14 Minutes-January 9,2007 MOTION PASSED 6. Consider approving a request to abandon60" x 1580' of Maime Street, 60' x 1220' of Regent Street, 60' x 683' of St. Helena Street, 60' x300' of Jirou Street, 20' x 500' of allen in Block 9, 20' x 660' of alley in Block 10, 20' x 300' of alley in Block 11, Gold Hill Addition - Ordinance 07-005 The Administration recommends approval of a request to abandon 60' x 1580' of Maime Street, 60' x 1220' of Regent Street, 60' of 683' of St. Helena Street, 60' x 300' of Jirou Street, 20' x 300' of Jirou Street, 20' x 500' of alley in Block 9, 20' x 660' of alley in Block 11 , Gold Hill Addition. At a regular Meeting held December 18, 2006, the Planning Commission voted 6:0 to approve a request to abandon 60' x 1580' of Maime Street, 60' x 1120' of Regent Street, 60' x 683' of St. Helena Street, 60' x 300' of Jirou Street, 20' x 500' of alley in Block 9, 20' x 660' of alley in Block 10, 20' x 300' of alley in Block 11, Gold Hill Addition. Councilmember Smith made a motion to ADOPT ORDINANCE 07-005 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE ABANDONING 60'x 1580'OF MAIME STREET,60'x 1 120'OF REGENT STREET,60'x 683'OF ST. HELENA STREET, 60'x 300'OF JIROU STREET, 20'x 500'OF ALLEY IN BLOCK 9, 20'x 660'OF ALLEY IN BLOCK 10, 20' x 300' OF ALLEY IN BLOCK 11, GOLD HILL ADDITION IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 7. Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract for the Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation of Small Diameter Mains Contract - XII - Resolution 07-005 Administration recommended approval of a contract with Allco, Ltd., Beaumont, Texas, in the amount of $1,491,195.00 to rehabilitate approximately 3,265 linear feet of 6-inch, 20,297 linear feet of 8-inch, 2,852 linear feet of 10-inch, 450 linear feet of 12-inch and 2,625 linear feet of 18-inch sanitary sewer lines, to furnish and install approximately 13 manholes, to remove and replace approximately 58 manholes, abandon approximately 21 manholes, furnish and install approximately 21 end of line clean outs and to replace approximately 466 service line connections in six separate areas. The first area includes sections of Laredo, Dallas, Paris, and Lufkin Streets, the second area includes sections of Austin Street, Lazy, Sleepy and Shady Lanes, the third area includes sections of Chatwood, Norwood, Stacewood and Wedgewood Drives, the forth area includes sections of Wescalder Road, the fifth area includes sections of Elinor, Iola, Sixth and Waverly Streets, Saint James Boulevard and Westmoreland Avenue and the final area includes sections of Basin, Bourban, Rampart and Saint Louis Streets and West Highland Drive. Texas Mechanical is listed by Allco, Ltd. as their supplier to meet the MBE goals. The amount of the subcontract with Texas Mechanical is for a total of $324,494 which Page 6 of 14 Minutes-January 9,2007 represents 21.76 percent of the total bid. Although previously certified by the city, Texas Mechanical is not currently certified. Due to time constraints of the project, it is recommenced for approval prior to resolving any MBE certification issues. The existing sewer lines built in the 1950's have deteriorated and require major rehabilitation. The primary goals of the project are to restore the integrity of the sanitary sewer lines, restore the carrying capacity, provide customers with uninterrupted and adequate service and meetthe Sanitary Sewer Overflow Initiative agreement requirements with the state. Funds for the project are available in the Capital Improvement Program. Mayor Pro Tern Beaulieu made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 07-005 THAT THE CITY MANAGER IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH ALLCO, LTD., OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS,IN THE AMOUNT OF$1,491,195.00 FOR THE SANITARY SEWER REHABILITATION OF SMALL DIAMETER MAINS CONTRACT-XII. Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 8. Consider approving the purchase of a garbage truck with hoist and four (4) roll off refuse containers for the Solid Waste Landfill Division - Resolution 07-006 Administration recommended the purchase of a 2008 Autocar WX64 garbage truck from Chastang's Bayou City Ford of Houston for$112,291 through the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) cooperative purchasing program. Administration also recommends the purchase of a Galbreath hoist for $23,852.50 and four (4) roll off refuse containers for $20,453.64 from B & C Body Company of Dallas. The hoist and roll off containers are also available through the H-GAC cooperative purchasing program. The combined purchase price is $156,597.14. Large roll off refuse containers are placed strategically at the Landfill so citizens can dispose of their waste without having to endanger themselves by going near the landfill working face.A garbage truck equipped with a hoist is used to move these filled containers to the working face for compaction and cover. Roll off containers are also used for heavy trash pick up throughout the City. The City currently owns two (2) 1989 garbage trucks equipped with hoists and six (6) 40 cubic yard roll off containers. Four (4) of the roll off containers have holes in the bottom and broken doors that can no longer be repaired. While one (1) of the trucks can remain in service at the Landfill, Unit 6120 is beyond its useful life and will be disposed of according to the City's surplus property disposal policies. The truck will be delivered in approximately 150 days. Page 7 of 14 Minutes-January 9,2007 All items from B & C Body Company are available for delivery in approximately 45 days. The total expense for this purchase is as follows: VENDOR EQUIPMENT PRICE Chastang's Bayou City 2008 Autocar WX64 Garbage Truck $112,291.00 Ford Houston, TX $111,691 plus $600 H-GAC fee B & C Body Company Galbreath U5-OR-174 Hoist $23,852.50 Dallas, TX $23,500 plus $352.50 H-GAC fee B & C Body Company Four (4) heavy duty 40 cu. yd. $20,453.64 Dallas, TX roll off refuse containers $5,041.50 each plus $287.64 H-GAC fee TOTAL: $156,597.14 Funds are budgeted in the Solid Waste Fund. Mayor Pro Tem Beaulieu made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 07-006 THAT THE CITY COUNCIL HEREBY APPROVES THE PURCHASE OF A GARBAGE TRUCK WITH HOIST AND FOUR (4) ROLL OFF REFUSE CONTAINERS FOR THE SOLID WASTE LANDFILL DIVISION OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT THROUGH THE HOUSTON-GALVESTON AREA COUNCIL (H-GAC) COOPERATIVE PURCHASING PROGRAM IN THE AMOUNT OF$156,597.14. Councilmember Smith seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 9. Consider approving Change Order No. 4, 5 and 6 for the Julie Rogers Theatre Renovation - Resolution 07-007 Administration recommended authorizing the City Managerto execute Change Order No's. 4, 5, and 6 for the renovation of the Julie Rogers Theatre in the total amount of $127,432.29 or 6.9% of the contract amount. Council awarded a contract to Bruce's General Construction for the interior renovations to the Julie Rogers Theatre on August 15, 2006 in the amount of $1,845,000. The project began in September and the renovations are proceeding as scheduled. Change Order No. 4, 5 and 6 as explained below are recommended for approval: Page 8 of 14 Minutes-January 9,2007 Change Order No. 4 submitted December 12, 2006 includes: 1) Installation of new ceiling grids and ceiling tiles in foyers and stairways, control room, 2nd floor concession area, and 1 st floor meeting room. These areas were omitted in the original plans and specifications. After construction began and these areas were opened, damaged ceiling tiles and rusted grids were discovered. 2) Installation of drywall in restrooms to accommodate raised floor. Drywall had to be raised to accommodate raised floor in restrooms. 3) Add an overlay of sheetrock to paneled rooms previously scheduled for repainting in the 2"d floor offices. 4) Furnish and install acoustical ceiling in 2nd floor north and south corridors. The original plans called for recessed lighting with plaster ceilings. Since these are office and dressing room corridors that will not be open to the public, it was decided to lower the ceiling and install acoustical tiles. 5) Replacement of rusted metal studs found in restroom walls, janitor closets and other interior room walls. The studs were rusted from water leaks and known until existing walls were removed. The total cost of Change Order No. 4 is $17,139.07. Change Order No. 5 submitted December 13, 2006 includes: 1) Leveling of restroom floors. After demolition of existing restrooms, it was discovered that the floors were not level due to the settling of the foundation on the north and south sides of the building. 2) Additional stencil work by Conrad Schmitt in the west auditorium entrances. The cost for this additional artistic stenciling is $2,278.50. 3) Plumbing repairs. These include replacing air conditioning drains, storm drains and miscellaneous plumbing repairs. The total cost of Change Order No. 5 is $38,396.40. Change Order No. 6 submitted December 21, 2006 includes: 1) New and revised lighting. The original specifications for lighting were based on a decorating scheme designed by LaBiche Architectural Group. The award of the construction bid included an alternate bid item using the artistic design work by Conrad Schmitt Studios for painting the lobby walls, auditorium and corridors. The lighting fixtures originally specified are not appropriate for the new design concept. Included in this change order are new chandeliers for the north and south lobbies. The contractor allowed $10,715 in his bid for cleaning and repairing the existing chandeliers. New chandeliers were selected after it was discovered that the existing chandeliers had damage beyond repair. Page 9 of 14 Minutes-January 9,2007 The total cost of Change Order No. 6 is $71,896.82. Previous Change Orders approved for this project are: Change Order No. 1 in the amount of$5,331.75 executed on November 2, 2006 for plumbing repairs; Change Order No. 2 in the amount of $65,380.01 approved by Council on December 5, 2006 included the installation of a concrete ramp and handrails in auditorium entrances, additional plaster repair in the auditorium ceiling and installation of rubber flooring in concession areas and elevator. Change Order No. 3 in the amount of$9,979.20 executed on December 12, 2006 for additional paint prep work on auditorium ceiling beams due to water damage. The renovation of this building has presented some challenges due to the age and condition of the building. The additional work will not only correct previous problems associated with the building but should assist staff in maintaining the building. As work progresses, there will be more change orders submitted for approval. Funds for this project are available in the Capital Program Fund. Costs related to damage from Hurricane Rita will be submitted to the City's insurance carrier for reimbursement. Mayor Pro Tern Beaulieu made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 07-007 THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE CHANGE ORDER NO'S 4,5 AND 6 IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $127,432.29 THEREBY INCREASING THE CONTRACT AMOUNT TO $2,053,123.25. Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 10. Consider approving a bid for the construction of an Airport Hanger - Resolution 07-008 Bids were received on Thursday, November 30, 2006 for furnishing all labor, materials, equipment and supplies for the construction of a fourteen (14) unit tee hangar at the Beaumont Municipal Airport. The original hangar unit was completely destroyed by Hurricane Rita. Specifications were developed by the Building Services Division. The new fully functional hangar will include a new concrete foundation, powered door openers, a pre-engineered building and engineered foundation, and interior and exterior lighting. The hangars will meet all Building and Fire codes and will comply with Americans with Disability Act (ADA) requirements. Page 10 of 14 Minutes-January 9,2007 Prior to Hurricane Rita, all 14 units were rented for aircraft storage. The displaced tenets plan to move back into the hangar upon completion. There are two additional hangars with a total of 25 units, all of them currently rented. Brammer Construction does not have any qualified MBE firms as subcontractors. The City's insurance carrier will provide funding in the amount of $259,000. This amount was the scheduled value of the building. The additional cost will be submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for reimbursement. Mayor Pro Tern Beaulieu made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 07-008 THAT THE BID SUBMITTED BY BRAMMER CONSTRUCTION, NEDERLAND, TEXAS, FURNISHING ALL LABOR, MATERIALS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOURTEEN (14) UNIT NESTED TEE HANDAR AT THE BEAUMONT MUNICIPAL AIRPORT IN THE AMOUNT OF $649,500 BE ACCEPTED BY THE CITY OF BEAUMONT. Councilmember Smith seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 11. Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract for consulting services related to Planning Services for Downtown Beaumont - Resolution 07-009 Administration recommends authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Black & Vernooy of Austin, Texas for consultant services to provide planning services for Downtown Beaumont. As the City moves forward with its efforts to revitalize Downtown Beaumont, it is recommended that the firm of Black &Vernooy Architecture and Urban Design of Austin, Texas, be retained to prepare a promotional document. The scope of this work will include design services to analyze and present in a graphical format, recent, current and future private and public investments in Downtown Beaumont. These base maps will also include graphical renderings of public amenities such as museums, libraries and parks. These renderings and this analysis will serve as a promotional tool to continue to attract investment into Downtown Beaumont. Also, these renderings will serve as base maps for a Downtown Vision Plan. The estimated cost for this project is $30,000 with completion of the promotional document in two months. Funds for these contracts are available from the Capital Program. Mayor Pro Tern Beaulieu made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 07-009 THAT THE CITY MANAGER IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH BLACK&VERNOOY, AUSTIN, TEXAS, IN THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $30,000 FOR CONSULTING SERVICES RELATED TO PLANNING SERVICES FOR DOWNTOWN BEAUMONT. Councilmember Patterson seconded the motion. Page 11 of 14 Minutes-January 9,2007 AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, SAMUEL AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED The Mayor has requested that Public Comments be made before Councilmember Comments for this meeting only. Public Comments (Persons are limited to three minutes) Roberto C. Flores 2425 Buchanan Beaumont TX Concerned about the condition of the streets especially in the neighborhoods especially on Steelton between Concord and East Lucas by the heavy use of 18 wheeler cabs which can not be enforced by the Police Department; requesting that something be done about this matter Allen Lee 5095 Maddox Street Beaumont TX On behalf of the Community Access Committee presented a plan for staffing for the fire department through a grant from Homeland Security - Fire Safer Grant Fund which could help pay for salaries of firefighters on a five year program Leroy Lewis 8550 Baker Beaumont TX Ideas for City Council: is planning to go and make personal contactwith the Senior Citizens and help get private investors to come in and help them; also wants more police control so people won't take matters in their own hands; wants BISD to have their own security officers, etc. Bruce Hoffer 2615 Gladys Beaumont TX Wanted to thank the Beaumont Police Department for their thorough investigation for Manuel Garcia and the gang of kids that came to his house and the spill over to Target; is also interested in the condition of the streets especially between 11th Street and Delaware where they are buckling and need repair Rex Johnson 4350 Chaison Beaumont TX Upset about an incident that occurred at Best Buy by Beaumont Police officers who were working there on an off duty job Page 12 of 14 Minutes-January 9,2007 COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS COUNCILMEMBER PATTERSON - NONE COUNCILMEMBER SAMUEL- THANKED THE CITY STAFF FOR THE INFORMATION HE RECEIVED ON THE STAFFING OF A 4-MAN ENGINE; WOULD LIKE THE FIREFIGHTERS TO RESPOND OR PROVIDE THEIR OWN INFORMATION;WANTED TO THANK DR.TOHME FOR THE VERY COURTEOUS SERVICE THE WORKERS DID AT HIS RESIDENCE DURING THE LATE HOURS; ENJOYED WORKING WITH COUNCIL THIS YEAR AND LOOK FORWARD TO 2007 WHICH IS OFF TO A GOOD START MAYOR PRO TEM BEAULIEU - ALSO REQUESTED THAT THE FIREFIGHTERS WOULD CITE WHERE THEIR NUMBERS CAME FROM SO IT WILL BE EASIER TO COMPARE; THANKED EVERYBODY FOR A GREAT YEAR IN 2006 TO THOSE WHO WORKED HARD ON BEHALF OF THE CITY WHETHER YOU WERE A PAID WORKER OR AN INTERESTED CITIZEN FOR CONTINUED INTEREST IN MAKING BEAUMONT A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE COUNCILMEMBER SMITH - FELT THAT 2006 WAS A GREAT YEAR AND THAT WE HAVE A GREAT CITY; THINGS ARE REALLY LOOKING UP AND ENJOYED EVERY MOMENT OF LAST YEAR AND LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS YEAR OF MAKING OUR CITY BETTER AND BRINGING ALL OUR FORCES TOGETHER CITY ATTORNEY COOPER- NONE CITY MANAGER HAYES - NONE MAYOR GOODSON - MANY OPPORTUNITIES AHEAD OF US AND MANY POSITIVE THINGS GOING ON IN OUR COMMUNITY; WOULD LIKE AN OVERALL PLAN FOR THE AIRPORT FACILITY; 2006 WAS AN INTERESTING YEARAND GIVE KUDOS FORTHIS COUNCILAND STAFF FOR ALL THE WORK DONE;WILL BE GIVING A"STATE OF THE CITY" FOR THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEXT WEEK; FORESEES A GREAT FUTURE FOR THE CITY IN 2007 BUT ONLY THROUGH MAY AS HE WILL NOT RUN FOR RE- ELECTION; THANKED EVERYBODY FOR THEIR SUPPORT IN THE PAST AND IT HAS BEEN AN HONOR TO SERVE AND WILL BE THROUGH MAY Open session of meeting recessed at 3:30 p.m. Page 13 of 14 Minutes-January 9,2007 EXECUTIVE SESSION Consider matters related to contemplated or pending litigation in accordance with Section 551.071 of the Government Code: Claim of Paul Henderson There being no action taken in Executive Session, Council adjourned. Audio 7 ngs area 'table upon request in the City Clerk's Office. Guy N. Goodson, Mayor ar Rose Ann Jones, TRMC U City Clerk / w 1 Page 14 of 14 Minutes-January 9,2007