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MIN APR 02 2019BEAUMONT T E X A S M I N U T E S- CITY OF BEAUMONT W.L. Pate, Jr., At -Large Virginia H. Jordan, Ward I Audwin Samuel, Ward III Tyrone E. Cooper, City Attorney BECKY AMES, MAYOR CITY COUNCIL MEETING APRIL 2, 2019 Kyle Hayes, City Manager William R. Sam, Sr., At -Large Michael D. Getz, Ward II Robin Mouton, Mayor Pro Tem 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 April 2, 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. Pastor Airon Reynolds with Borden Chapel Missionary 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 Tem 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 71st Neches River Festival Week"- April 2 -13, 2019 - Proclamation read by MayorAmes; accepted by Michele Smith, 71St Social Chairperson and Land Phelan, 71St President "Global Youth Service Day" — April 12, 2019 — Proclamation read by Councilmember Jordan; accepted by Angeliqueca Avery with IEA and others 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 No. 1/Consent Agenda Jonathan McClellan 6500 West Loop South Bellaire TX Spoke to Council regarding Item No. 1 on the Agenda; adoption of the Small Cell Ordinance Minutes — April 2, 2019 CONSENT AGENDA Approval of minutes — March 26, 2019 * Confirmation of committee appointments — Resolution 19-077 Sina Nejad-Engineer would be reappointed to the Building Board of Appeals. The current term would expire January 24, 2021. (Mayor Becky Ames) Wayne E. Duerler-Fire Representative would be reappointed to the Building Board of Appeals. The current term would expire February 7, 2021. (Mayor Becky Ames) A) Authorize the City Manager to execute an Interlocal Agreement with the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission for regional emergency notification registration — Resolution 19-078 B) Approve a resolution adopting a Title VI Program and Language Assistance Plan for persons . served by Beaumont Municipal Transit — Resolution 19-079. Councilmember Jordan moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Mouton seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON, COUNCILMEMBERS JORDAN, GETZ, SAM, PATE AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED GENERAL BUSINESS WORKSESSION Review and discuss the proposed Small Cell Ordinance Tyrone Cooper, City Attorney discussed the proposed Small Cell Ordinance with Council. Mr. Cooper discussed changes to a new draft ordinance after meeting with AT&T, stated that for background purposes the City of Beaumont and the State of Texas are subject to an FCC Order that has, in some instances preempted the State Legislation that the Ordinance that the City adopted in 2017 was based upon. The City is confronted with the FCC Order and State Law, the City is subject to both orders. The FCC Order is presently in litigation by the National League of Cities and the State Legislation is in litigation in a McAllen, TX lawsuit, both are being reviewed and maybe even overturned. Mr. Cooper stated that on last week an ordinance was presented Council 'arid today another one is presented with changes. Spoke to Council regarding the changes, such as the application fee, the change has gone from $100.00 to $250.00 (this was a suggestion from AT&T), this fee is for additional network nodes that may be requested as part of the application process. For the first five nodes there will be a $500.00 application fee, and for all nodes after the first five there will be $250.00 fee per node. The next change is the definition of Network Nodes, AT&T has suggested that the last sentence under Network Node in the Ordinance be deleted, Mr. Cooper stated that he had no problem with the deletion and requested it be removed. Minutes —April 2, 2019 The State has given the City as a Home Rule Municipality a fiduciary duty to protect its rights-of-way and manage the public streets to protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens. In that regard, determining who enters and how they enter the streets rights-of-way and how they compensate the City for being in the rights-of-way is a main issue. Mr. Cooper stated that is the primary issue in the State litigation. The basis of which is that the State is now telling the City they have to charge a certain rate for the use of the right-of-way, in one instance the State is saying the use of the City's right-of-way is a $28.00 per month charge. Stated that in Texas there's an anti -gift constitutional provision, this means that cities can't just give away city's funds and properties to private entities or anyone for basically nothing, the standard would be market value. What the City would determine to be market value would be the reasonable rate that the City would charge anyone for the use of the rights-of- way, one of the big issues in this whole discussion is that it be nondiscriminatory. The service providers are stating that the City should not discriminate against them as it might relate toother users of the City's rights-of-way, other users could be Entergy, Centerpoint or the Cable Companies. Mr. Cooper stated that the City has franchise agreements with those companies he just spoke about and those companies pay the City a percentage of their annual gross receipts for the use of the City's rights-of-way. It is not being provided in this legislation that the providers provide or pay the City a percentage of their gross revenues, stated that he's sure the City would be willing to accept a percentage of AT&T, T -Mobile, Sprint and Verizon's gross revenues as a fee for the use of the rights-of-way, stated to Council that this isn't being provided to the City and that's the issue in the lawsuit, that the providers should be providing to the City what is market value for the use of the rights -of - ways. Mr. Cooper directed Council's attention to the section that discussed the annual and monthly rates of right-of-way rentals, stated that this would be fees that would be put in the ordinance as a kind of book mark, this would be the market value that the City would charge for the use of it's rights-of-way, with the understanding that a vendorwould be charged the statutory rate initially. Should the cities prevail in the litigation then the City would have the opportunity to go back and invoice for the difference, should the Cities not prevail then the providers would not owe the Cities any more money. Mr. Cooper stated that Section 14.03.205 subsections (a) (b) and (c) are new provisions in the ordinance. Those provisions would be called reoccurring or annual fees to be paid. The other big issue is spacing, originally in the 2017 ordinance there was a minimum of 300 feet of spacing between each utility pole. The 300 feet spacing was reduced to 150 feet, again the proposal is to keep the 150 feet. Mr. Cooper discussed the mixing and matching that was mentioned earlier. The FCC Order specifically speaks to spacing, it doesn't set a spacing distance per say, but it addresses the ability to space. There may also have been some confusion about the effective date, there is an effective date of April 15, 2019. The effective date addresses the Local Astatic Regulations that primarily deals with and includes the spacing issue, the City is using the regulation because the FCC Order allows the City to do so. The State statute is silent on spacing, it speaks to distance limitation and the phrase is used one time, stated that he couldn't find anywhere else that spacing is addressed. Mr. Cooper also discussed the application process, the time (which is considered the shot clock) that the City needs to be aware of. Minutes — April 2, 2019 GENERAL BUSINESS Consider an ordinance repealing in its entirety Article 14.03, Division 4, Right of Way Management Regulations of Chapter 14, Streets and Sidewalks, of the Code of Ordinances of the City`of Beaumont and replacing it with the New Article 14.03, Division 4, Right of Way Management Regulations, to conform to new rules adopted by the FCC -Federal Communications Commission regarding Small Cell Technology. On August 28, 2017, Ordinance No. 17-054 and No. 17-055 were adopted in Chapter 14 to conform to new State Legislation for Small Cell Technology. On September 26, 2018 the FCC issued a declaratory ruling, report and order, FCC WT Docket No. 17-79 adopting new rules addressing the deployment of small .wireless facilities in public right of ways. These rules took effect January 14, 2019 and Staff have made the changes regarding Small Cell Technology to conform to the new ruling from FCC. Staff recommends repealing the existing Article 14.03, Division 4 of Chapter 14 and adopting as new. Approval of the resolution. Councilmember Jordan moved to ADOPT AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS, REPEALING IN ITS ENTIRETY ARTICLE 14.03, DIVISION 4, RIGHT-OF-WAY MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS, OF CHAPTER 14, STREETS AND SIDEWALKS, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, AND REPLACING IT WITH THIS NEW ARTICLE 14.03, DIVISION 4, RIGHT=OF-WAY MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS, TO CONFORM TO NEW RULES ADOPTED BY THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION PURSUANT TO ITS DECLARATORY RULING, REPORT, AND ORDER RELATED TO SMALL CELL TECHNOLOGY AND ADOPT OTHER MINOR CHANGES, AND PROVIDING A PENALTY CLAUSE, A REPEALER CLAUSE, A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE, A SAVING CLAUSE, A PUBLICATION CLAUSE AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Mayor Pro Tem Mouton seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON, COUNCILMEMBERS JORDAN, GETZ, SAM, PATE AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED . Ordinance 19-017 COMMENTS * Public Comments (Persons are limited to three minutes) John R. Adolph 7665 Merion Dr. Beaumont TX Stated that he's `speaking again regarding the issue of the L.L. Melton, feels that his concerns aren't making much progress.as it relates to the facility, stated that he had several things that he would like to ask of the Council, number one, feels that there needs to be a declaratory judgement done, there's a contract quandary, this is not to slight the City Minutes — April 2, 2019 Attorney or any other lawyer present, the community reads the contract on the Melton one way, the City Attorney and other lawyers that are a part of the City Council reads it one way and the lessee reads it one way, we need someone that is transcendent above us all to take a look at the contract, realizes that it would cost the City money, with that being said and so that there will not be some horrid use of City funds, asked that the City send the bill to him, wanted to go on record saying that if the Council decides to do the declaratory judgement it won't cost them a penny, stated if the sum of $26,000.00 can be raised to buy back guns surely they can raise money to keep a facility open and operative, number two, there was a proposal that was done, time was taken to create and put this lease together, there seems to be no outcry from City leaders regarding things that the current lessee said she would do but is currently not doing, there's no football, baseball, or real community meetings and never has been, stated that he would like to know why, why isn't Council bothered by the fact that Dr. Farrell has made these promises and not fulfilled any of them to the community, number three, the best proposal that was put on the table was by Mayor Ames, Mayor Pro Tem Mouton and Councilmembers Jordan and Samuel, that was to forge an afterhours relational structure so that after she's not in the building it can be utilized, number four, there is a rumor that the building is going to be appraised and that makes him think sale, stated that he wants to go on the record saying that if it became for sale he would be the first one in line to try and purchase the facility, however a sale with a lease in it as long as the current lease exist is a heavy benefit to the lessee, it really puts it in Dr. Farrell's hands, lastly as the citizens elected officials, they expect the Council to fight for them, a vote for the community is a vote for themselves, stated that they have a deep seeded concern regarding the Melton and they aren't going away, asked everyone that was in attendance regarding the Melton to please stand so that Council can see that he doesn't stand alone and he will not stand alone, stated that they don't want Dr. Farrell to be moved, they are better together than they are apart David Pete 6355 Chinn Ln. Beaumont TX Stated that it's very clear to him that the Council has no intention of doing anything regarding the Melton facility, regarding the rumors that are circulating about the City selling the facility, if it's a rumor then that's good for Council, if it's not a rumor then it's bad for the City, again, the City Council continues to present its self as being a voice of the people but the evidence shows that the City Council isn't a voice for the people but a voice for themselves, whatever Council has on it's agenda it's only conducive for them as long as it benefits them and their areas, the other parts of the City Council allows them to go without, youth have nowhere to go, Council sits and makes it appear that they are working hard and tirelessly to make sure things are done and it's not, certain Councilmembers make sure that their constituents are taken care of, other Wards don't get that because they don't have a voice, stated to Mayor Pro Tem Mouton that she needs speak up, the constituents of her Ward need to hear her, everyone else is speaking up but not her, made comments regarding the City Manager Marshall Scott 1490 Edwin Beaumont TX Thanked Mayor Pro Tem Mouton for the work that she's done, thanked Councilmember Samuel for the work that he's done, stated he needs to do a lot better, stated to Councilmember Pate that he needs to go, all he talks about is Lamar and the State Fair, informed the Mayor that she's got a lot of people backing behind her and it seems she will be around for a while, stated to Councilmember Sam that he needs to go home that he has nothing to bring to the City of Beaumont, also stated to Councilmember Getz that he was a Minutes —April 2, 2019 racist and he needs to go home and that if he ever tries to run for Mayor he will never get to sit in that seat, stated to Councilmember Jordan that she's a little to old and she needs to go home, told all of Council that they have been in their positions too long, they need to let some of the younger people come in and do something different for the City, they aren't doing anything and should open this City up and let people enjoy it Enoch Dixon 4575 Cartwright St. Beaumont TX Spoke to Council regarding water standing on his street and in front of his driveway, stated that this has been going on since December, went through a time frame and explained what happened from one month to the next regarding the standing water, stated that everyone one on his street has to drive on one side due to the standing water, as of today the issue is still a problem, the City came out and did some work but hasn't solved the problem Mary Nixon 3850 Roland Rd. Beaumont TX Thanked Mr. Kemp who was in the audience and a citizen regarding the issue that he brought forward to Council at the intersection of Dowlen and Concord where he requested either a blinking light or bringing the stop signs in closer due to citizens running the four way stop signs that were previous placed, she was in opposition of the suggestion. in the beginning because she thought it would back up traffic coming off of Dowlen onto Concord, since the change the traffic is flowing better and just wanted to thank Mr. Kemp for bringing the suggestion to Council, also stated that rehab work has started on Roland Rd. and Barrett St., the work is being done quickly and it looks great, wanted to thank Council and City staff for addressing this issue as quickly as they did Dayna Rothenberger 3890 E. Lynwood Dr. Beaumont TX Commented on the locked restrooms afthe Park by the Event Centre between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., when citizens bring their kids during that time and have to use the restroom they can't because it's locked, if something can be done about that it would be great, also stated if people think that there's nothing to do in Beaumont she suggested that they look at all the parks that the City has, there's lots of good places to play football and basketball they are all public places, stated that good things are being done in Beaumont and yes better things can be done, the Council is trying to get things done, stated that there is also a sheet on the table as you come into the Council Chambers that gives information regarding the streets that will be worked on Michael Cooper 5040 Oakmont Dr. Beaumont TX Stated that he stands as a very expensive tax payer, the issue that he has is when the City spends his tax dollars and doesn't consider him, there's a lot of people that sit in the audience that has been in attendance at these meetings over and over again regarding the same issue, the L.L. Melton, stated that Council works for the people but are a representation for the wrong people, the people that don't even live in this community like Dr. Farrell that operates the Melton facility, stated that she is receiving the same benefits as Exxon Mobil is receiving from the State of Texas, Exxon Mobil brags about saving $50 billion dollars a quarter and they don't put any of those dollars backintothe community, this is what is happening to our community and this is why a lot of people are frustrated during election season, what Council needs to do is the right thing by the people, stated that there a lot of Minutes — April 2, 2019 things that aren't happening correctly, asked that Council get things that need to be done and to get them done right Donald Porter 5020 Avie Ln. Beaumont TX Spoke to Council regarding the issue that he's been dealing with in the fraud case that he was involved with, stated that his constitutional rights are being denied and doesn't think it's right, he's not receiving the information in writing that he wants, asked that the City Council give him what he wants in writing, justice will be done and he will take this to the news and point out the injustice of what he's been going through as a tax payer and senior citizen Jefferson Fisher 130 Central Caldwood Dr. Beaumont TX Spoke to Council regarding the L.L. Melton facility lease agreement, stated that he had a copy of the lease agreement which is a contract, stated that a contract is.a bargain for an exchange of promises to be made, stated that his law license is as good as anyone else, he stated that he would like to discuss the language in the agreement to see what kind of promises were made by the City and what promises were made by Dr. Farrell, in the agreement it states that "the lessee (Dr. Farrell) further agreed that the facility will be open to the general public for recreational purposes during regular hours as long as it doesn't unreasonably interfere with the lessees services" stated that he's not saying that the contract should be broken or renegotiated but that the contract should be enforced, there is no desire by anyone to interfere with the services of Dr. Farrell, that's why the community wants to utilize the facility after her hours and on the weekends so that there is no interference, a contract'unlike a human it's blind to emotions, that's why you can't enforce one side of a contract without enforcing the other provision of a contract, stated to Councilmember Getz that he wanted over $800,000 dollars for eight more Police Officers but hasn't seen one penny being asked to help our at risk youth get off the street, to him that is unreasonable, asked Council where do they think crime comes from, criminals don't popup as grown adults, they start as children, asked how many Councilmembers are interested in reducing the crime and drug addiction, they can protect the kids from this cruel world by the decisions they make J.D. Roberts 5475 Landry Ln. Beaumont TX Stated that the last time he attended the Council meeting he thinks that Councilmember Jordan asked the City Attorney about a contract that he presented to Council stating that Dr. Farrell had a contract with Jefferson County, stated that the information wasn't true, it was a lie, the County stated to him that they had no idea who would be at the L.L. Melton facility, after surveying and looking at the letter that was sent to the County Judge by Mr. Boone there was no indication that Dr. Farrell was going to be on the lease or was going to have another lease, the City needs to be transparent about this, if Dr. Farrell has a lease with the County then say that she does, the problem is that. the County still hasn't received a copy of the lease, this lease has been in place since 2013, the County has no knowledge as to whose signatures are on the lease or anything, at the last meeting that he attended the City Manager instructed him to get a copy of the agreement from the City Attorney, after the meeting the City Attorney walked out of the Chambers without giving him a copy, stated that he still would like to get a copy of the lease between Dr. Farrell and the County, believes that there isn't an agreement, also stated to the City Attorney that Dr. Farrell may have one with him and that he should have removed himself from the situation and that Mr. Cooper knows really what is going on, there is a perception that the City Attorney gives to everyone, stated Minutes—April 2, 2019 to Council that they can all work this out together, asked that the land be given to them, he's already asked to buy the land but it can't be. bought because the county is in a lease with the City, no one knew the City was leasing the land for $20.00 a month, made additional comments about the first time he checked the tax office web site he saw where the land belonged to Jehovah-Jireh, he checked a second time and it changed from Jehovah-Jireh to the City of Beaumont, asked that Council get it together and give them the land Councilmembers/City Manager/City Attorney comments on various matters COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS COUNCILMEMBER JORDAN - STATED THAT COMMENTS WERE MADE REGARDING THE POSSIBILITY OF COUNCILMEMBERS TAKING CARE OF THEIR OWN AREAS OF THE CITY AT THE EXPENSE OF OTHERS, WANTED TOGO ON THE RECORD TO SAY IF ANYBODY WANTS TO GO OUT WITH PENCIL AND PAPER AND MAKE NOTE ON WHO HAS LIBRARY'S AND COMMUNITY CENTERS ETC., WARD I DOES NOT, HER INTEREST IS FOR THE ENTIRE CITY AND CERTAINLY WARD I BUT THAT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE A FAIR ASSESSMENT OF OUR MOTIVATIONS FOR SITTING THROUGH THIS TYPE OF THING EVERY WEEK - COUNCILMEMBER GETZ - ANNOUNCED THE GIFT OF LIFE'S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER "CHAMPAIGN AND RIBS" ON THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019, AT 6:30 P.M., AT THE BEAUMONT CIVIC CENTER, ENCOURAGED EVERYONE TO ATTEND COUNCILMEMBER SAM - THANKED EVERYONE FOR ATTENDING THE MEETING, STATED THAT COUNCIL WILL CONTINUE TO LISTEN AND WORK -ON THE SITUATION THAT'S AT HAND COUNCILMEMBER PATE - THANKED MS. NIXON FOR HER COMMENTS AND ENCOURAGED HER TO DROP BY ANY TIME, IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO HEAR ABOUT THE NICE THINGS THAT ARE BEING DONE, IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT PEOPLE THAT NEVER SEE YOU OTHER THAN IN COUNCIL MEETING MAKE COMMENTS ABOUT -WHAT YOU DO, THERE ARE TWENTY FOUR HOURS IN A DAY AND COUNCIL IS THERE FOR ONLY TWO HOURS ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON, DON'T KNOW WHAT WE DO ON A DAILY BASIS, IT'S DISAPPOINTING WHEN YOU HAVE SOMEONE COME DOWN HERE AND MAKE COMMENTS WHEN THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT ANY OF THE COUNCIL DO THE REST OF THE WEEK, STATED HE WILL NEVER MAKE DISPARAGING COMMENTS ABOUT ANYBODY, HE WILL ALWAYS LOVE AS JESUS DID, COUNCIL IS TRYING TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT COUNCILMEMBER SAMUEL - THANKED EVERYONE FOR ATTENDING THE MEETING, STATED THAT AFTER THE MEETING HE WILL ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE L.L. MELTON LEASE AGREEMENT, HE WOULD BE HAPPY TO SHARE HIS THOUGHTS WITH ANYONE ON AN Minutes — April 2, 2019 INDIVIDUAL BASIS, IT WOULD BE INAPPROPRIATE FOR HIM TO SPEAK ABOUT IT IN CHAMBERS AT THIS TIME BECAUSE IT'S NOT A POSTED ITEM MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON - THANKED PASTOR ADOLPH AND ALL OF THE L.L. MELTON SUPPORTERS FOR ATTENDING THE MEETING AND SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF THE MELTON, STATED THAT SHE'S IN SUPPORT OF HER WARD AND HER COMMUNITY AND HER WORK WITH PASTOR ADOLPH REGARDING THE FACILITY, STATED THAT SHE DOES WANT THAT FACILITY FOR HER WARD, THE COMMUNITY AND FOR THE KIDS SO THAT THEY CAN HAVE A PRODUCTIVE AND SAFE PLACE TO GO, EVERY COMMENT THAT HAS BEEN SAID HAS BEEN HEARD, WHEN THEY GO BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AND MAKE A DECISION THEY DON'T MAKE THE DECISION BASED ON A PERSONAL FEELING, THEY ALL HAVE ONE VOTE AND IT TAKES FOUR VOTES TO MAKE ANY DECISION, THANKED MR. DIXON FOR ATTENDING THE MEETING AND COMMENTED ON HIS SITUATION, COMMENTED ON THE SHRED DAY THAT SHE DID AT JOHN'S LIBRARY, THANKED CHIEF WHITE FOR HIS HELP, ANNOUNCED THAT ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2019, AT 6:00 P.M., AT ALICE KEITH PARK THERE WILL BE A MEETING WITH THE GREATER SOUTH PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, ENCOURAGED EVERYONE TO ATTEND, COMMENTED ON NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE MONTH, GAVE CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILIES OF QUINCY DAVIS, BARBARA SPIVEY AND THADDEUS GEORGE JONES CITY ATTORNEY COOPER - NONE CITY MANAGER HAYES - NONE MAYOR AMES - THANKED EVERYONE FOR ATTENDING THE MEETING, WANTED EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT THE ISSUE REGARDING THE MELTON HAS NOT GONE UNNOTICED, KNOWS THAT THE SUPPORTERS AREN'T HAPPY WITH THE WAY THAT IT'S GOING, THERE ARE SOME ON COUNCIL THAT DO CARE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS, ASKED THAT EVERYONE TRY TO WORK WITH THEM, DOESN'T KNOW WHAT CAN COME FROM THIS BUT SHE'S ALWAYS BEEN ONE TO TRY, WE HEAR THEM AND CAN ONLY DO THE BEST THAT THEY CAN WITH THE CONSTRAINTS THAT THEY HAVE, COMMENTED ON THE NECHES RIVER FESTIVAL, IT'S FOR THE ENTIRE CITY, ENCOURAGED EVERYONE TO SUPPORT IT AND TAKE THE KIDS TO THE PARADE THEY WILL SURELY ENJOY IT, COMMENTED ON FIRE STATION #1 AND HOW HAPPY THE FIRE FIGHTERS ARE IN THEIR NEW FACILITY, ALSO MENTIONED THE FILL THE BOOT CAMPAIGN FOR MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY THAT KICKED OFF EARLIER TODAY Open session of meeting recessed at 3:08 p.m. Minutes —April 2, 2019 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 re being, no action taken in Executive Session, Council adjourned. Ames, Tina Broussard, City Clerk Minutes — April 2, 2019