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MIN MAR 19 2019BEAUM/ONT 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 MARCH 19, 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 March 19, 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 —Audit Committee Presentation and Harvey Recovery Update by Texas General Land Office Public Comment: Persons may speak on scheduled agenda items 1-9/Consent Agenda Consent Agenda Mayor Ames called the council meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Adrian Wallace with South Park Baptist 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, Pate and Samuel. Also present were Kyle Hayes, City Manager; Tyrone Cooper, City Attorney; Tina Broussard, City Clerk. Proclamations, Presentation, Recognitions Recognition — Recognize the students from West Brook High School studying the Principles of Business, Finance & Marketing under the direction of their teacher Ms. Syretta Scott "National Grotto Day" - March 23, 2019 - Proclamation read by Councilmember Samuel; accepted by James Roesch; Monarch of Cashan Grotto and others "YMBL South Texas State Fair Days" — March 21-31,2019 - Proclamation read by Mayor Ames; accepted by David Knight 2019 Fair Chairman Mayor Ames read the announcement regarding Executive Session being held at the conclusion of the General Business portion of the meeting. Public Comment: Persons may speak on scheduled agenda items 1-9/Consent Agenda 1 `15.1MW Minutes — March 19, 2019 CONSENT AGENDA Approval of minutes — March 5, 2019 * Confirmation of board and commission member appointments — None A) Authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Triangle Area Network for the Continuum of Care Grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development — Resolution 19-054 B) Authorize the City Manager to execute Change Order No. 6 for the Washington Boulevard Project (Loma Lane east to IH-10) — Resolution 19-055 C) Approve a contract with Pro Demolition, LLC of Fresno, Texas for the demolition of twenty residential structures — Resolution 19-056 D) Approve a contract with GT Distributors, Inc. of Austin for the purchase of uniforms for the Police Department — Resolution 19-057 E) Approve a resolution accepting payment for multiple weed liens and waiving interest — Resolution 19-058 F) Authorize the Mayor to execute a waiver granting permission for the Jefferson County Mosquito Control District to operate aircraft at a low altitude over the City of Beaumont for mosquito control purposes — Resolution 19-059 G) Authorize the City Manager to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Texas DPS agreeing to guidelines for use of mutual -aid radio channels — Resolution 19-060 H) Authorize the acceptance of a ten -foot -wide Exclusive Water Line Easement located at 6155 Eastex Freeway Resolution 19-061 1) Authorize the City Manager, or his designee, to execute all documents necessary, for an agreement with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — Resolution 19- 062 Councilmember Samuel moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Pate seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON, COUNCILMEMBERS JORDAN, GETZ, SAM, PATE AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED GENERAL BUSINESS 1. Consider a resolution authorizing the City Manager to award a contract to ALLCO, LLC, for the Sewer Plant Pump Replacement and Renewal Project. Minutes — March 19, 2019 The project is to replace five,(5) pumps and four (4) motors at the sewer plant. On Thursday, March 7, 2019, two (2) bids were received for furnishing all labor, materials, equipment, and supplies for the project. The two (2) bids are indicated in the table below: Contractor Location Total Base Bid Total Alternate Bid Total AwardItem Amount ALLCO, LLC Beaumont, TX $926,500.00 $ 48,460.00 $ 974,960.00 All Pump and Equip Houston, TX $969,247.00 $382,213.00 $1,351,460.00 Co. En ine&s Estimate $782,000.00 $120,000.00 $ 902,000.00 Based on a review of the bids and required documents received, the Water Utilities Engineer recommends awarding the project to ALLCO, LLC, the low bidder, in the amount of $974,960.00. A total of 300 calendar days are allocated for completion of the project. Funds will come from the Capital Program. Approval of the resolution. Councilmember Jordan moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL HEREBY APPROVES THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO ALLCO, LLC, OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $974,960.00, FOR THE SEWER PLANT PUMP REPLACEMENT AND RENEWAL PROJECT AND THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH ALLOC, LLC, OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS. Councilmember Pate seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON, COUNCILMEMBERS JORDAN, GETZ, SAM, PATE AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 19-063 2. Consider a resolution authorizing the City Manager to award a contract to Chief Solutions, Inc., of Houston for the Sewer Lift Station Wet Well Cleaning Contract Project. Regular cleaning of lift station wet wells to remove accumulated debris is necessary to ensure proper flow of sewage and safe operation of the pumps. This project will call for scheduled annual cleaning of eleven (11) designated lift station wet wells, as well as unscheduled cleanings of any of the 76 lift station wet wells within the City limits. On February 28, 2019, two (2) bids were received for furnishing all labor, materials, equipment, and supplies for the project. The two (2) bids are indicated in the table below: Minutes — March 19, 2019 Contractor Contractor Total Base Allowance Total Award Location Bid Amount Chief Solutions, Inc. Houston, TX $370,000.00 $20,000.00 $390,000.00 Wastewater Beaumont, TX - - - Transport Services Engineer's Estimate $335,000.00 $20,000.00 $355,000.00 Based on a review of the two (2) bids submitted, one (1) bid was incomplete as per the guidelines outlined in the contract documents, therefore the Water Utilities Engineer recommends awarding the project to Chief Solutions, Inc., of Houston, Texas in the amount of $390,000.00. Chief Solutions, Inc., is a Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) with the City of Beaumont. A total of 730 calendar days are allocated for completion of the project. Funds will come from the Capital Program. Approval of the resolution. Councilmember Jordan moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL HEREBY APPROVES THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO CHIEF SOLUTIONS, INC., OF HOUSTON, TEXAS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $390,000.00, FOR THE SEWER LIFT STATION WET WELL CLEANING CONTRACT PROJECT; AND THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH CHIEF SOLUTIONS, INC., OF HOUSTON, TEXAS. Mayor Pro Tern Mouton seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON, COUNCILMEMBERS JORDAN, GETZ, SAM, PATE AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 19-064 3. Consider a resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept maintenance and authorize a final payment to G & G Enterprises Construction Corp., for the Lakeside Center/Best Years. On July 5, 2016, by Resolution No. 16-121, City Council awarded G & G Enterprises Construction Corp., of Beaumont, Texas the contract for the new Lakeside Center / Best Years in the amount of $6,172,800.00. The project has been inspected by the Architect and Facilities Maintenance Department and found to be complete in accordance with the provisions and,terms set forth in the contract. Acceptance of maintenance and final payment in the amount of $308,189.36 is recommended. Funds will come from the Capital Program. Approval of resolution. Minutes — March 19, 2019 Mayor Pro Tern Mouton moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY.MANAGER BE AND IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO MAKE FINAL PAYMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $308,189.36 TO G & G ENTERPRISES CONSTRUCTION CORP., OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS. Councilmember Jordan seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON, COUNCILMEMBERS JORDAN, GETZ, SAM, PATE AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 19-065 4. Consider a resolution approving the purchase of an IBS ballistic identification system from Ultra Electronics Forensic Technology, Inc., for use by the Police Department. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) operates a program entitled the National Integrated Ballistic Identification Network (NIBIN). The network is part of an investigative approach to reduce gun violence and improve crime gun intelligence. The main objective is to link firearm related crimes by matching cartridge cases fired from the same firearm. Data is captured using an IBIS BRASSTRAX acquisition system, which uses sophisticated technology to digitally capture markings found on cartridge cases and compare images of ballistic evidence. The IBIS system will be housed at the police department and used by personnel within the department's Crime Scene Unit to gather data and compare evidence. Total pricing in the amount of $187,376 was obtained from Ultra Electronics Forensic Technology, Inc. which is the sole source manufacturer of the technology. Funds will come from confiscated goods provided by ATF Approval of the resolution. Councilmember Pate moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION FOR THE PURCHASE OF AN IBIS BALLISTIC IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR USE BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FROM ULTRA ELECTRONICS FORENSIC TECHNOLOGY, INC. OF LARGO, FLORIDA. Councilmember Jordan seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON, COUNCILMEMBERS JORDAN, GETZ, SAM, PATE AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 19-066 5. Consider a resolution approving a contract with Infrastructure Management Services for pavement management to be used by the Public Works Department. Minutes — March 19, 2019 The Public Works department plans and manages the maintenance and rehabilitation of seven hundred seventy-five (775) miles of City streets. Key functions for planning and management are the collection and organization of accurate data, analysis of road conditions, integration of GIS and work order data, and forecasting of maintenance based on anticipated budgets. Street condition and asset data must be collected and loaded into the system. Data collected will include pavement surface distress and structural condition information as well as asset identification for tracking. The data will enable City owned software to identify and prioritize needs, predict future conditions and assess costs and benefits. The City's goal is to develop a modified Pavement Condition Index for each respective pavement asset. With Resolution 11-327, on November 22, 2011, City Council awarded a contract to IMS Infrastructure Management Services of Tempe, Arizona to provide the pavement management services. Administration is asking. to continue using IMS for pavement management as a best value to the City in the estimated amount of $152,209.00. Funds will come from Capital Projects Fund. Approval of the resolution. Councilmember Jordan moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE A CONSULTANT SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT SERVICES, LLC (IMS), OF TEMPE ARIZONA, IN THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $152,209.00, FOR STREET PAVEMENT SERVICES. Councilmember Sam seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON, COUNCILMEMBERS JORDAN,-GETZ, SAM, PATE AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 19-067 6. Consider a resolution rejecting all bids for the Sherwood Drive, Pll;ey PointLane-, and Helbig Road Asphalt Resurfacing Project. The project consists of two (2), collector roadways which are asphaltic concrete pavement (ACP) roadways that have experienced multiple failures. After continual repair efforts, these sections require resurfacing to extend the life of the. roadways. On February 28, 2019, three (3) bids were received for furnishing all;labor, materials, and equipment for the project. The bid totals are indicated in the table below: Contractor Location Base Bid Amount ALLCO, LLC Beaumont, TX $2,034,098.00 Gulf Coast a CRH Company Beaumont, TX $1,755,363.16 LD Construction Beaumont, TX $11784,686.60 Engineer's Estimate 1 $1,282,000.00 Minutes — March 19, 2019 Based on a review of the bids received, Public Works/Engineering Division recommends rejecting the bids due to the lowest bid being 37% above the Engineer's estimate. Funds will come from the Capital Program - Street Rehabilitation Program. Approval of the resolution. Councilmember Samuel moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL DOES HERE BY REJECT THE BIDS RECEIVED FOR THE SHERWOOD DRIVE, Piney Point Lane, AND HELBIG ROAD ASPHALT RESURFACING PROJECT. Councilmember Sam seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON, COUNCILMEMBERS JORDAN, GETZ, SAM, PATE AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 19-068 7. Consider amending Section 4.06.001 of the Code of Ordinances related to owning livestock. This item was Tabled The Code of Ordinances currently allows residents to own livestock as long as they meet the minimum space requirements. , The proposed ordinance clarifies that pigs and hogs are classified as livestock and can be owned by residents. The current space requirements specify that those who own hogs for non-commercial use must have at least a one-half (1/2) acre tract of land with at least three thousand (3,000) square feet of space per hog. The Animal Care Advisory Committee met on February 20, 2019 and is in support of making this clarification. 8. Consider amending Ordinance 18-53 to allow a six (6) month deadline extension for the parking, use and occupancy of Recreational Vehicles (RVs), manufactured and industrialized housing as temporary living quarters on residential property, during the period of repair or reconstruction of damage to property caused by Hurricane Harvey. In September 2017, as a response to more than 2,000 households affected by Hurricane Harvey, Council approved an ordinance to allow for the use of Recreational Vehicles (RVs) and manufactured housing on residential property a period of one (1) year. In September 2018, City Council allowed an additional six months as recovery programs were not yet fully implemented. It should be noted that it was not until November 2018, that the Texas General Land Office (GLO) opened their local offices to begin processing applications for the Homeowner's Assistance Program (HAP), the primary program for the repair and replacement of flooded homes. Although many properties have been repaired in the past eighteen months, many are still under construction or awaiting repairs. Therefore, the Administration is recommending an additional six (6) month extension of this deadline. As this final deadline approaches, Minutes — March 19, 2019 residents, upon application to the Planning & Community Development Department, would be allowed the opportunity to request a ninety (90) day extension. An extension could then be granted by the City Council if the home is still under construction, the resident is in litigation with their insurance company or if they have applied for and are awaiting CDBG disaster recovery assistance. Approval of the ordinance. Councilmember Samuel moved to APPROVE AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 18-053 BY ALLOWING FOR A SIX (6) MONTH EXTENSION FOR THE PARKING USE AND OCCUPANCY OF RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED AND INDUSTRIALIZED HOUSING AS TEMPORARY LIVING QUARTERS ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY DURING THE PERIOD OF REPAIR OR RECONSTRUCTION OF DAMAGE TO PROPERTY CAUSED BY HURRICANE/TS HARVEYALLOWING FORAN OPTION TO REQUEST AN ADDITIONAL NINETY (90) DAY EXTENSION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL; AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Mayor Pro Tern Mouton seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON, COUNCILMEMBERS JORDAN, GETZ, SAM, PATE AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Ordinance 19-011 9. Consider an ordinance authorizing the participation by the City of Beaumont with other Entergy Texas service area cities in matters concerning Entergy before the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the year 2019. The City of Beaumont is statutorily given the responsibility of exclusive original jurisdiction over the rates, operation and services of Entergy Texas, Inc. (ETI), which provides electric utility services in the City of Beaumont. To ensure that ETI is providing fair, just and reasonable rates and efficient services to the area, the City of Beaumont continually assesses the ongoing efforts of ETI and the services it provides to the citizens of Beaumont. This is accomplished primarily through the combined efforts of the cities in the Entergy service area with similar jurisdictional responsibilities. The proposed ordinance allows the City of Beaumont to continue its participation as a member of the Steering Committee of cities within. the ETI service area to monitor the operation and services provided by ETI to the citizens of Beaumont. The ordinance also authorizes the hiring of utility consultants and lawyers through the Steering Committee to facilitate the efforts of the service area cities. The reasonable expenses associated with rate related matters are reimbursable by the company (ETI) pursuant to the Public Utility Regulatory Act of Texas. Approval of an ordinance authorizing the City of Beaumont's participation with other Entergy Texas service area cities in matters concerning Entergy before the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the year 2019. , Minutes — March 19, 2019 Councilmember Pate moved to ADOPT AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS, AUTHORIZING PARTICIPATION WITH OTHER ENTERGY SERVICE AREA CITIES IN MATTERS CONCERNING ENTERGY TEXAS, INC, AT THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS IN 2019; AUTHORIZING THE HIRING OF LAWYERS AND RATE EXPERTS; AUTHORIZING THE CITY'S PARTICIPATION TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW AT THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS; FINDING THAT THE MEETING COMPLIES WITH THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT; AND DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Councilmember Jordan seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON, COUNCILMEMBERS JORDAN, GETZ, SAM, PATE AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Ordinance 19-012 WORKSESSIONS Review and discuss proposed changes to the Code of Ordinances related to Event Facility fees and charges Lenny Caballero, Events Facility Director along with Emily Wheeler, Operations Manager, reviewed and discussed proposed changes to the Code of Ordinance related to the Event Facility fees and charges and to add fees and charges for the new Lakeside Center. Mr. Caballero commented on language change regarding move in and move out, rental periods, after hours and rate fee changes. Rate fee changes are as follows: Julie Rogers Theatre — Rate change from $1,200.00 to $1,500.00 Noncommercial - Rate change from $1,000.00 to $1,200.00 Jefferson Theatre — Rate change from $1,000.00 to $1,200.00 Auxiliary Rental Spaces in the Julie Rogers Theatre - Hourly charge of $100.00 per hour with a minimum of two-hour rental Jefferson Theatre — Rate change from $1,000.00 to $1,200.00 Noncommercial — Rate change from $800.00 to $1,000.00 Auxiliary Rental Spaces in the Jefferson Theatre — Hourly charge of $100.00 per hour with a minimum of two-hour rental Event Centre — Rate change from $1,500.00 to $1,800.00 Noncommercial — Rate change all day from $1,200 to $1,500.00 Added to the Ordinance Lakeside Center — Rate $100.00 per hour from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (for any rental space located within the Lakeside Center Riverfront Park was removed from the ordinance fee rate. Minutes — March 19, 2019 After hours, when any of the event facilities are used between the hours of 12:00 a.m. through 8:00 a.m., said use shall be at the following hourly rate of $300.00 per hour, as well as other language changes throughout the ordinance. * Review and discuss requirements for the installation of Small Cell Network Nodes and Node Support Poles COMMENTS Dr. Joe Majdalani reviewed and discussed requirements for the installation of Small Cell Network Nodes and Node Support Poles. Dr. Majdalani stated that since December 2018, the Public Works staff has contacted several cities to look at and study their ordinance to see if they are affective, staff wants to make sure that the City is in compliance with the FCC requirements as it relates to small cells. After reviewing several ordinances from several cities, the City of Plano had a very good ordinance, it's been tested and is very effective. The City is using the City of Plano's ordinance as a model to amend the City of Beaumont's ordinance. There is a rough draft ordinance that is in good shaped. Dr. Majdalani stated that in December 2018, the City received a letter from AT&T, with concerns regarding the City of Beaumont's existing ordinance. Some of the concerns AT&T had related to the lighting requirements, pole spacing (pole spacing that exist now is 300 feet from an existing utility pole or node pole), AT&T feels that the spacing should shrink, as well as a third -party approval from Entergy. After reviewing Plano's ordinance there were changes made to the City of Beaumont's ordinance. The amendments ,to the ordinance include, shrinking the spacing from 300 feet to 150 feet, the requirements for the lighting was deleted and made optional, as well as addressing the third -party approval from Entergy. Staff has agreed to make the application web based, the process is very simple, the application has the fee schedule, summary of the ordinance, as well as a check list for the application itself. As soon as the ordinance is approved it will be uploaded to the web site making it available to contractors. Public Comments (Persons are limited to three minutes) Marshall Scott 1490 Edwin Beaumont TX Commented on the City Charter that the City has in place, the Charter needs to be changed it's been the same way too long, stated that the Chief of Police, the City Manager and City Attorney need to be elected officials, putting them in office makes no sense, asked that the Council make changes to the Charter, the Charter has been the same in Beaumont since he was born, made comments regarding Councilmember Getz and Sam, stated that there are a few people on Council that need to go, they need to let the younger people take those seats and move this City forward, also asked when repairs will start on the streets David Pete 6355 Chinn Ln. Beaumont TX Read a response from Jehovah Jireh regarding the lease with the,L.L. Milton, also read the City of Beaumont's lease agreement with Dr. Farrell who now operates the former L.L. Melton, stated that Council has discussed issues dealing with RV's, chickens, pigs and Minutes — March 19. 2019 everything else and disputed them beautifully, in regards to the L.L. Melton, the Council has met twice in Executive Session and no decision has been made, suggested that the agreement with Dr. Farrell be rescinded, she has already breeched the agreement by not opening the facility up to the public, the twenty years should be reduced to five years with an option of another five years and an evaluation given with her coming to `the Council to discuss what she has done, also commented on the RV situation and the discussion of a dog park Janice Molina 4660 Dunleith St. Beaumont TX Spoke to Council regarding the crimes that have occurred at the Folsom Hike and Bike Trail, thanked the Beaumont Police Department for their service, stated that she would like to continue to use the Hike and Bike Trail and would like to feel safe in doing so, would like to see more Police visibility, asked if the City would explore the possibility of installing cameras in the parking lot area Stephen Hoffman 7045 Blarney Beaumont TX Made comments regarding several items that Council just passed, the first was the Lakeside Center, suggested that the City charge a simple fee and charge what the other cities are charging, in regards to the RV's stated that it will go on forever if the City doesn't get control of it, commented on the dog park, agrees that there should be a second dog park, Ida Reed Dog Park does have issues, has heard some people say that they have visited the park and they don't feel comfortable there, there should be one at Rogers Park since it's the most utilized park in the City James Eller 2332 Evalon Beaumont TX Spoke to Council regarding term limits, stated that there should be term limits on every seat on Council, for the City to grow there needs to be new fresh ideas and with that there needs to be new people, also commented on chickens, livestock and street resurfacing, statingthat the City wanting to spend $4.8 million to build a new animal shelter instead of just adding on to the animal shelter makes no sense, the City should invest that $4.8 million for something else Rose Renfro 3375 Glenwood Beaumont TX Stated that the City came out dug up the ditch in front of her home, since the storm her house as sunk, she asked the City employees if she could have the dirt that came out of her ditch, staff stated that they couldn't give her the dirt, when she asked what they would be doing with the dirt and they stated it would go to the landfill, stated that she has called the City and has never received a call back, she is a citizen and deserves a call back, doesn't think it's right that she can't have the dirt Jonathan McClellan 6500 West Loop South Bellaire TX Stated that he's the Director of Internal Affairs forAT&T, thanked the City forworking on the Small Cell Ordinance, AT&T still has some concerns based on the spacing requirement in the new Ordinance, will be happy to provide their comments in writing, appreciates the City taking the time to address their issues Minutes — March 19, 2019 Herman Davis 790 Amarillo Beaumont TX Presented Councilmembers as well as the City Manager and City Attorney with books, stated that this is to encourage the children and adults to read more, stated that he's a Veteran and what he does he does from the heart, he brings love and joy to the City Councilmembers/City Manager/City Attorney comments on various matters COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS COUNCILMEMBER JORDAN - NONE COUNCILMEMBER GETZ - ANNOUNCED THE DOWLEN/WEST NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETING ON TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2019, AT ROGERS PARK COMMUNITY CENTER, THE MEETING WILL START AT 7:00 P.M:, THE GUEST SPEAKER WILL BE POLICE CHIEF .LAMES SINGLETARY, ALSO MENTIONED THE PETITION FOR A DOG PARK AT ROGERS PARK, THERE HAS BEEN 2,000 PEOPLE SO FAR THAT HAVE SIGNED THE PETITION COUNCILMEMBER SAM - THANKED MR. HERMAN DAVIS FOR THE GIFT AND FOR THE KIND i WORDS, STATED THAT HE ATTENDED TWO NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETINGS AND THEY WERE VERY WELL ATTENDED AND PROUD THAT THEY -ARE BEING ATTENDED, STATED THAT ON TODAY HE ATTENDED THE BEAUMONT UNITED ROTC PROGRAM, COUNCIL HEARS ' EVERYTHING THAT CITIZENS SAY, THEY ARE LISTENING, THANKED MS. RENFRO FOR ATTENDING THE MEETING AND VOICING HER CONCERNS COUNCILMEMBER PATE - COMMENDED THE YMBL FOR ALL THAT THEY DO, ALL MONIES RAISED IS GIVEN BACK TO NON -PROFITS AND CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS, COMMENTED ON THIS MONTH BEING WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH, SPOKE ABOUT THE LOSS OF TOM BROUSSARD, GAVE CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY COUNCILMEMBER SAMUEL - THANKED MR. DAVIS FOR THE WONDERFUL GIFT, STATED THAT HE HAS TRIED TO LEARN OVER THE YEARS, STATED THAT HE THINKS THAT MANY TIMES THINGS ARE DONE THAT FACILITATE DISCORD AND IT MAY NOT BE KNOWN, WANTED TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT SOME OF THE DISCUSSIONS BUT THEY WEREN'T POSTED ITEMS, SO HE DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING, EVERYONE HAS TO BE COGNIZANT OF WHAT THEY DO, IF THEY ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THINGS THAT ARE NOT POSTED THEN THERE IS NO LIMIT AS TO WHAT IS TALKED ABOUT, THERE IS A LAW THAT PROHIBITS COUNCIL FROM DOING SO, THERE ARE RULES THAT SAY THAT COUNCIL ISN'T SUPPOSED TO RESPOND TO THINGS THAT ARE STATED BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC, BUT THAT ISN'T THE RULE HERE, COUNCIL CAN'T DO THAT SOMETIME FOR SOME PEOPLE AND NOT DO IT ALL THE Minutes - March 19, 2019 TIME FOR ALL THE PEOPLE, STATED THAT IT WAS JUST HIS OBSERVATION, COUNCIL HAS TO BE COGNIZANT OF WHAT THEY DO AND FACILITATE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT THEY ARE OPPOSING MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON - THANKED MR. DAVIS FOR THE GIFT, GAVE CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILIES OF TOM BROUSSARD AND GODFREY WILLIAMS, THANKED MS. RENFRO FOR ATTENDING THE MEETING AND VOICING HER CONCERNS, ALSO MENTIONED NATIONAL BREAKFAST WEEK ON WEEK BEFORE LAST CITY ATTORNEY COOPER - NONE CITY MANAGER HAYES - NONE MAYOR AMES - STATED THAT SHE'S DECIDED THAT SHE'S NOT GOING TO ALLOW CITIZENS TO SAY TOTAL MISTRUTHS AT THE PODIUM, SHE'S GOING TO CORRECT THEM, IF COUNCIL DISAGREES WITH HER THEN SHE NEEDS TO HEAR FROM THEM, STATED THAT COUNCIL HAS DONE SOME REALLY GOOD THINGS AND EVERYONE SHOULD BE PROUD, COUNCIL DOES WANT TO FIX STREETS AND THAT'S WHY THEY HAVE ENGINEERS LOOKING AT THE STREETS, STATED THAT COUNCILMEMBERS ARE ELECTED e OFFICIALS AND SERVE AT THE CITIZENS DISCRETION, CITIZENS DON'T NEED TO YELL AT THEM, THEY ARE PEOPLE TOO, MENTIONED THE ST. ANTHONY'S DAY LUNCH AT THE BASILICA EARLIER TODAY, AS WELL AS THE TEXAS STATE FAIR THAT WILL BE OPENING ON THURSDAY, MARCH 21-, 2019 Open session of meeting recessed at 4:14 p.m. EXECUTIVE SESSION * Consider matters related to contemplated or pending litigation in accordance with Section 551.071 of the Government Code: Larry Veal v. City of Beaumont; Cause No. B-190,049 TherA being no actigp taken in Executive Session, Council adjourned. Tina -Broussard, City Clerk Minutes - March 19, 2019