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MIN JAN 22 2019T E X A S M I N U T E S- CITY OF BEAUMONT W.L. Pate, Jr., At -Large BECKY AMES, MAYOR William R. Sam, Sr., At -Large Virginia H. Jordan, Ward I CITY COUNCIL MEETING Michael D. Getz, Ward II Audwin Samuel, Ward III JANUARY 22, 2019 Robin Mouton, Mayor Pro Tern 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 in strict compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 551 on January 22, 2019, 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 Presentation and Recognition Public Comment: Persons may speak on scheduled agenda item No. 1/Consent Agenda Consent Agenda Mayor Ames called the council meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. The Reverend Michael Pavez with St. Michael Orthodox Christian Church gave the invocation. Mayor Ames led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was made by Tina Broussard, City Clerk. Present at the meeting were Mayor Ames, Mayor Pro Tern Mouton, Councilmembers Jordan, Getz, Sam and Pate. Councilmember Samuel Absent. Also present were Kyle Hayes, City Manager; Tyrone Cooper, City Attorney; Tina Broussard, City Clerk. Proclamations, Presentation, Recognitions None Public Comment: Persons may speak on scheduled agenda items No. 1/Consent Agenda Landry Roundtree 1565 S. Major Dr. Beaumont TX Spoke regarding Item No. 1 on the Agenda; Consider approving an Ordinance calling the General Election for May 4, 2019, to elect a Mayor, two (2) Councilmembers At -Large and four (4) Ward Councilmembers (one for each Ward I, II, III and IV), stated that he's glad to see the City is having an election, it's his hope that Council would approve the election and the voter cry would be to remember the AT&T building CONSENT AGENDA Approval of minutes — January 15, 2019 Minutes — January 22, 2019 Confirmation of committee appointments — None A) Approve the purchase of three vehicles for use in the Police Department — Resolution 19- 021 B) Approve setting the mandatory payment rate related to the Local Provider Participation Fund for FY 2019 and holding a public hearing — This item was pulled Mayor Pro Tem Mouton moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Jordan seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON, COUNCILMEMBERS JORDAN, GETZ, SAM AND PATE NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED GENERAL BUSINESS Consider approving an ordinance calling the General Election for May 4, 2019, to elect a Mayor, two (2) Councilmembers-At-Large, and four (4) Ward Councilmembers (one each for Ward I, Il, III and IV); and approving a Runoff Election if necessary. The City Charter dictates that all elected officials shall be elected on a regular election day established by the Election Code of the State of Texas. The City of Beaumont is designating the first Saturday of May to conduct this election and will conduct a joint election with the Beaumont Independent School District and the Port of Beaumont. The City of Beaumont will elect a Mayor, two (2) Councilmembers-At-Large, and four (4) Ward Councilmembers (one each for Wards I, Il, III and IV); and approving a Runoff Election if necessary. The Beaumont Independent School District will elect two (2) Single -Member Trustees for Districts 1 & 4 and two (2) At -Large trustees. The Port of Beaumont will elect one (1) Ward II Commissioner and one (1) At -Large Commissioner. Funds are available in the City Clerk's budget. Approval of ordinance. Councilmember Getz moved to ADOPT AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS, PROVIDING FOR A GENERAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON THE 4TH OF MAY, 2019 FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING A MAYOR, FOUR (4) WARD COUNCILMEMBERS (WARDS I, II, III AND IV) AND TWO (2) COUNCILMEMBERS-AT-LARGE; PROVIDING THE FORM OF THE BALLOT AT SUCH ELECTION; DIRECTING THE GIVING OF NOTICE OF SUCH ELECTION; PROVIDING FOR A JOINT ELECTION WITH THE BEAUMONT INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE PORT OF BEAUMONT; AND CONTAINING OTHER PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE SUBJECT. Mayor Pro Tem Mouton seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON, COUNCILMEMBERS JORDAN, GETZ, SAM AND PATE NAYS: NONE Minutes —January 22, 2019 MOTION PASSED Ordinance 19-005 Mayor Ames .read the announcement regarding Executive Session ,being held at the conclusion of the General Business portion of the meeting. COMMENTS * Public Comments (Persons are limited to three minutes) Marshall Scott 1490 Edwin Beaumont TX Stated that it's his understanding that one of the Councilmembers is going out and repeating what is being said in Executive Session, stated that if he is then his seat is needed, asked when the streets are going to start being repaired, stated that some of the City Council needs to be replaced and wanted them out of the City of Beaumont, they aren't doing anything for the City of Beaumont, just doing the same old thing over and over, asked that they make repairs to the streets and stop worrying about the AT&T building David Pete 6355 Chinn Ln. Beaumont TX Stated that he wasn't in attendance at the last meeting but understands that there was some discussion regarding the AT&T building, recalls that on last year he asked Council about this same building and it was stated that no one knew anything about the building, has now learned that a vote was taken for the City to have a seat at the table to purchase the building, Council needs to stop, there are streets that are broken and undrivable, ask that they stop worrying about purchasing the AT&T building, commented on the City and BISD being on the same ballot and combining the two entities, these elections aren't always on the up and up, Council is elected to do what's in the best interest of the citizens of Beaumont and that's what they need to be doing Ivory North 5261 Sunset St. Beaumont TX Stated that she's very disappointed regarding the streets, asked why the streets on Highland, North Parkway and South Parkway are not as nice as the streets near and around Lamar University, commented on how hard the City works to keep their streets around Lamar looking nice, stated that the citizens that live on the. streets that she mentioned earlier deserve the same consideration Landry Rountree 1565 S. Major Dr. Beaumont TX Wished his daughter Hannah Ruth a happy 23rd birthday, commented on an article that Rev. Jessie Jackson wrote in the Right to Life News in January of 1977, Rev. Jessie Jackson addressed the issue of Row vs. Wade, today is the 46th year anniversary, stated that,this country has experienced its own holocaust, ten times worst than the Jewish people, 60 million innocent babies have died, instead of calling it murder they call it an abortion, instead of calling them babies they are called fetus, only two voted in the Supreme Court against and seven ruled to murder babies Minutes —January 22, 2019 Councilmembers/City Manager/City Attorney comments on various matters COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON - GAVE CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF TERRANCE BLUETT, STATED THAT SHE RECEIVED AN ARTICLE FROM MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA REGARDING SOMEONE THAT PLAYED AT THE CITY OF BEAUMONT's TENNIS CENTER AND WAS GROOMED BY MR. RUSSELL GROGAN WHO IS ON THE MAIN STAGE OF THE TENNIS WORLD, THIS PUT BEAUMONT ON THE MAP COUNCILMEMBER SAMUEL - ABSENT COUNCILMEMBER PATE - STATED THAT THE MLK PARADE WAS POSTPONED AND HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 9, 2019, STATED THAT WE HAVE A LOT FOR WHICH TO BE THANKFUL FOR GROWING UP IN A COUNTRY WITH LEADERS LIKE MARTIN LUTHER KING, APPRECIATES THE STRIDES THAT HE MADE ON BEHALF OF ALL OF US TO LOOK AT EACH OTHER AS HUMAN BEINGS AND NOT INDIVIDUALS WHO HAPPEN TO BE A DIFFERENT COLOR AND HOW GREAT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS, ANNOUNCED THAT ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2019, IN ALBANY, NEW YORK THERE WILL BE A PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING THE AURORA GAMES WHICH WILL BE PLAYED AUGUST 20 — 25, 2019, THIS WILL BEAN ALL WOMEN ATHLETIC ENDEAVOR THAT WILL INCLUDE SIX SPORTS, THE CAPTAIN FOR THE AMERICAN TEAM WILL BE JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE AND THE CAPTAIN FOR THE WORLD TEAM WILL BE NADIA COMANECI, AT THE END OF THE EVENT THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE THE BABE DIDRIKSON ZAHARIAS TROPHY, BABE IS A BEAUMONT NATIVE AND THE WORLD'S GREATEST FEMALE ATHLETE COUNCILMEMBER SAM - COMMENTED ON THE MLK CELEBRATIONS THAT HE ATTENDED AT DOUGLAS MEMORIAL AND WEST TABERNACLE, STATED THAT SOMEONE SAID TO HIM ON LAST WEEK THAT COUNCIL ISN'T PAYING ATTENTION AND NEEDS TO TAKE TIME OUT TO LISTEN, THANKED EVERYONE THAT ATTENDED THE MEETING ON TODAY AND THAT HAS BEEN ATTENDING THE MEETINGS TO SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS AND IDEAS, STATED THAT HE HAS GROWN UP IN THIS CITY AND HAS FRIENDS HERE, LOVES THE PEOPLE AND THE CITY, HE IS LISTENING AND HEARS WHAT THEY ARE SAYING AS WELL AS THEIR COMMENTS AND IDEAS, THE GOAL IS TO CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD, CREATE AN EXCEPTIONAL CITY, IT TAKES TIME TO CHANGE SOME OF THOSE THINGS AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO EVERYTHING HE CAN TO MAKE THIS A BETTER CITY COUNCILMEMBER GETZ - ANNOUNCED THE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAME AT THE MONTAGNE CENTER ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT 3:00 P.M., THE BEAUMONT UNITED VERSUS THE WEST BROOK GIRLS,, Minutes — January 22, 2019 THE BOYS WILL PLAY LATER IN THE EVENING, TICKETS WILL BE AROUND $3.00, ASKED THAT EVERYONE GO OUT AND SUPPORT THE YOUTH AS THEY COMPETE ON THE BASKETBALL COURT COUNCILMEMBER JORDAN - STATED THAT THE CITY IS OFFICIALLY A NO KILL ANIMAL RESCUE FACILITY, A FEW YEARS BACK THE CITY WAS RETRIEVING ANIMALS OFF THE STREET AND PUTTING THEM TO SLEEP AS FAST AS WE RETRIEVED THEM, THE CITY HAS REACHED A 91% SAVE RATE ON DOGS, 95% ON CATS AND 85% ON THE REST, STATED THAT SHE PUT THIS ON HER FACEBOOK AND THERE WERE A LOT OF CITIZENS INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED CITY ATTORNEY COOPER - NONE CITY MANAGER HAYES - NONE MAYOR AMES - ASKED IF THERE WAS STILL THE LIST OF THE STREET REHAB PROGRAM IN THE BACK OF THE ROOM, STATED THAT THE CITY IS IN A LOT BETTER SHAPE THAN OTHER CITIES, STAFF IS WORKING ON GETTING STARTED.ON THE STREETS AS QUICK AS THEY CAN, SHE FEELS COUNCIL IS WELL ROUNDED AND THAT THERE ARE MANY THINGS THAT COUNCIL HANDLES NOT JUST ONE THING, COMMENTED ON RED TAGGED HOMES, QUALITY OF LIFE AND CONSTRUCTION Open session of meeting recessed at 2:08 p.m. EXECUTIVE SESSION * Consider matters related to contemplated or pending litigation in accordance with Section 551.071 of the Government Code: James Matthews vs. City of Beaumont, Texas; Cause No. A-192,887 T re being no ction taken in Executive Session, Council adjourned. Bim y Am s Mayor .„ Tina Broussard, City Clerk r Minutes —January 22, 2019