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MIN APR 30 2019BEAUMONT T 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 If Audwin Samuel, Ward III APRIL 30, 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 April 30, 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 — The CVB will make a presentation related to their "Bring it Home to Beaumont/Local Awareness Campaign" Public Comment: Persons may speak on scheduled agenda items 4-9/Consent Agenda * Consent Agenda Mayor Ames called the council meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Howard Cameron with the Beaumont Area Pastors Council gave the invocation. Students from Blanchette Elementary School 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 - Former Mayor David Moore introduced the top ten (10) students from Blanchette Elementary School who participated in the Program "Readers are Leaders" "68th Annual National Day of Prayer" - May 2, 2019 - Proclamation read by Mayor Pro Tern Mouton; accepted by Pastors Howard Cameron and Dwight Benoit "National Mental Health Awareness Month" — May 2019 — Proclamation read by Councilmember Pate; accepted by Lane Fortenberry, Public Relations and Marketing Administrator with the Spindletop Center along with Dexter Phillips "Lemonade Day" — May 5, 2019 — Proclamation read by Councilmember Samuel; accepted by Bill Allen, Executive Director of the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce and others "St. Michaels Mediterranean Day Festival" — May 4, 2019 — Proclamation read by Mayor Ames; accepted by Georgia Walston, Festival Chairperson and others Minutes —April 30, 2019 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 4-9/Consent Agenda Ted Moore 1245 Nottingham Ln. Beaumont TX Spoke to Council regarding Item #5 on the Agenda; Resolution approving a contract for property insurance coverage for various city owned buildings and assets CONSENT AGENDA Approval of minutes — April 16, 2019 * Confirmation of committee appointments — None A) Authorize the City Manager to award a contract to Signature Group, of Port Neches, for the Beaumont Municipal Airport Box -Hangar Access Taxiway — Resolution 19-088 B) Authorize the City Manager to apply for and receive funding from the U.S. Department of Justice (Project Safe Neighborhoods Block Grant Program) — Resolution 19-089 C) Approve contracts to supply asphaltic concrete for use by the Public Works Department — Resolution 19-090 D) Authorize the City Manager, or his designee, to execute all documents necessary, for a Memo of Understanding with the Texas Department of Public Safety — Resolution 19-091 Councilmember Samuel moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Jordan 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 request for a Rezoning from RS (Residential Single -Family Dwelling) District to GC-MD-2 (General Commercial -Multiple Family Dwelling-2) District and for a Specific Use Permit to allow a donut shop at 460 Threadneedle. Faust Engineering and Surveying, Inc., is requesting a rezoning and a Specific Use Permitto allow a donut shop at 460 Threadneedle. The property is currently zoned both GC -MD (General Commercial -Multiple Family Dwelling) District and RS (Residential Single -Family Dwelling) District. Mr. Faust would like to rezone the portion of the property that is currently RS to GC-MD-2 (General Commercial -Multiple Family Dwelling-2) with a Specific Use Permit to allow the donut shop. Minutes —April 30, 2019 The portion of the new property that is currently zoned GC -MD fronts on M.L. King Parkway. This portion of the property would not be large enough to accommodate a commercial business. By rezoning the additional two (2) lots to GC-MD-2, the property will have sufficient room for the business, all of the required off street parking and required landscaping as demonstrated on the site plan. At a Joint Public Hearing held on April 15, 2019, the Planning Commission recommended 6:0 to approve the request for a Rezoning from RS (Residential Single- Family Dwelling) to GC-MD-2 (General Commercial -Multiple Family Dwelling-2) District with a Specific Use Permit to allow a donut shop with the following condition: 1. Construction plans must meet all requirements by Water Utilities for water and sanitary sewer services, including requirements of the City's pre-treatment program. Approval of the request with the following condition: Construction plans must meet all requirements by Water Utilities for water and sanitary sewer services, including requirements of the City's pre-treatment program. Mayor Pro Tern Mouton moved to ADOPT AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 28 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS, AND IN PARTICULAR THE BOUNDARIES OF THE ZONING DISTRICTS, AS INDICATED UPON THE ZONING MAP OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS, BY CHANGING THE ZONING OF PROPERTY PRESENTLY ZONED RS (RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING) DISTRICT TO GC-MD-2 (GENERAL COMMERCIAL -MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING-2) DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 460 EAST THREADNEEDLE STREET, WITH THE CONDITIONS, BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Councilmember Jordan seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON, COUNCILMEMBERS JORDAN, GETZ, SAM, PATE AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Ordinance 19-022 Mayor Pro Tern Mouton moved to ADOPT AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW A DONUT SHOP IN A GC-MD-2 (GENERAL COMMERCIAL -MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING-2) DISTRICT AT PROPERTY LOCATED AT 460 EAST THREADNEEDLE STREET IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Councilmember Jordan seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON, COUNCILMEMBERS JORDAN, GETZ, SAM, PATE AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Ordinance 19-023 Minutes —April 30, 2019 2. Consider a request for a Specific Use Permit to allow a Gaming Room in a GC -MD (General Commercial -Multiple Family Dwelling) District located at 1425 College Street. Phong Truong To has requested a Specific Use Permit to allow a gaming facility with 40 games at 1425 College Street. The hours of operation for the business would be 10 a.m. until 2 a.m. with a total of two (2) employees working different shifts. The applicant states that security will be provided during business hours. Gaming facilities that have five or fewer machines tend to be considered accessory in nature when part of a primary use and as such, tend to result in fewer negative impacts on surrounding land uses. However, larger game rooms with dozens of machines take on the scale of a small casino and as a result, require careful consideration as to their location and compatibility with surrounding land uses. As such, proximity to parks, schools and especially residential uses should be carefully considered in the review of gaming facilities. The proposed game room is adjacent to residential properties and near the Fletcher Mini - Park facility. Late hours, security concerns and excess traffic are reasons game rooms are not ideal in such close proximity to residential neighborhoods. There has been a history of police calls to this type of use. In addition, the site plan submitted does not comply with landscaping requirements. At a Joint Public Hearing held on April 15, 2019, the Planning Commission recommended 7:0 to deny the request for a Specific Use Permit to allow a Gaming Room in a GC -MD (General Commercial -Multiple Family Dwelling) District located at 1425 College Street. Denial of the request. Councilmember Samuel moved to DENY AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW A GAMING FACILITY IN A GC -MD (GENERAL COMMERCIAL -MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING) DISTRICT AT 1425 COLLEGE STREET IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, JEFFRSON COUNTY, 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 Ordinance Denied 3. Consider a request for a Specific Use Permit to allow the expansion of a clinic in an RM-H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling -Highest Density) District located at 3740 Laurel Street. The Hope Women's Resource Clinic requests to expand their nonprofit organization by adding a 20'x80' 3,200 square foot accessory structure in the rear yard of their property located at 3740 Laurel Street. Minutes —April 30, 2019 The new structure will have room for classrooms, general storage and storage of their company bus. The bus will be used to provide free services to women with unexpected pregnancies, or women in crisis, in rural areas of Jefferson County and surrounding areas. At a Joint Public Hearing held on April 15, 2019, the Planning Commission recommended 7:0 to approve the request for a Specific Use Permit to allow the expansion of a clinic in an RM-H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling -Highest Density) District located at 3470 Laurel Street with the following condition: 1. Water utilities requires that an RPZ backflow preventer must be installed at the customer's water meter. Approval of the request with the following condition: 1.Water utilities requires that an RPZ backflow preventer must be installed at the customer's water meter. Councilmember Getz moved to ADOPT AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW THE EXPANSION OF A CLINIC IN AN RM-H (RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING -HIGHEST DENSITY) DISTRICT AT PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3740 LAUREL STREET, WITH THE CONDITIONS, IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, 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 Ordinance 19-024 Consider a resolution adopting the 2019 Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan and renewing the City's commitment to Chapter 22, Article 22.06 of the Code of Ordinances. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality requires a surface water rights holder with 1,000 acre-feet or more for municipal use or a retail public water supplier with 3,300 or more connections to have a Water Conservation Plan and an Ordinance for a Drought Contingency Plan that should be renewed every five (5) years. The plans must meet all of the minimum requirements as set forth in the TCEQ rules, Title 30, Texas Administrative Code Chapter 288. The plans establish water conservation goals and means to achieve them; establishes criteria for the initiation and termination of drought response stages; establishes restrictions or certain water use; establishes penalties for the violation of and provisions for enforcement of these restrictions and establishes procedures for granting variances. Approval of the resolution. Councilmember Pate moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE 2019 WATER CONSERVATION PLAN IS HEREBY ADOPTED AND THAT THE CITY OF BEAUMONT HEREBY RENEWS ITS COMMITMENT TO CHAPTER 22, ARTICLE 22.06 "DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLAN" OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES. Minutes —April 30, 2019 Councilmember Sam seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON, COUNCILMEMBERS JORDAN, GETZ, SAM, PATE AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 19-092 2. Consider a resolution approving a contract for property insurance coverage for various city owned buildings and assets. Higginbotham, of Port Arthur, is the City's broker of record for securing the City's property insurance. The proposed annual premium is based on a total building value of $246,306,390. The cost of the policy for the year is $1,212,468.87, a $114,983.70 increase from last year's premium of $1,097,485.17. The net rate (per $100 valuation) increased by 7.47%, from $0.41 to $0.44. The policy renewal will be in effect from May 1, 2019 to May 1, 2020. Companies providing insurance are layered with exposure limited to the amount of damage incurred. All risk coverage, including Flood and Earth Movement, is provided byAmRisc, LP, Velocity Risk Underwriters, Insurisk, Surplus Lines Insurance Company, Lloyds of London, RSUI Indemnity Insurance Company, Evanston Insurance Company, and Arrowhead Insurance Risk Managers. Boiler and machinery coverage is provided by Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company. Terrorism coverage is provided by Lloyd's of London. The deductibles per occurrence for the new policy are as follow: Deductibles $50,000 Per Occurrence as respects All Other Perils, EXCEPT as noted below: Named Storm Wind & Hail: 2% of the Sum of the Stated Values for each building (affected by loss) identified in the Statement of Values subject to a $250,000 minimum per occurrence All Other Wind & Hail: $50,000 Flood: $50,000 per occurrence, Except 2% of the Sum of the Stated Values for each Building (affected by loss) identified in the Statement of Values, subject to $100,000 per occurrence as respects Named Storm Flood Excess of NFIP, whether purchased or not, plus $100,000 per occurrence as respects Flood at Locations prefixed with A & V flood zones. All insurance companies providing coverage in the new policy are A.M. Best rated at A and A+15. A binder to the policy will be issued May 1 for primary coverage. Funds will come from the General Fund. Approval of the resolution. Minutes —April 30, 2019 Councilmember Pate moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT FOR FIRE, EXTENDED COVERAGE, FLOOD AND QUAKE PROPERTY INSURANCE IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,212,468.87 THROUGH HIGGINBOTHAM, PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS, AS BROKER, FOR ALL RISK COVERAGE, INCLUDING FLOOD AND EARTH MOVEMENT PROVIDED BY AMRISC, LP, VELOCITY RISK UNDERWRITERS, INSURISK, SURPLUS LINES INSURANCE COMPANY, LLYDS OF LONDON, RSUI INDEMNITY INSURANCE COMPANY, EVANSTON INSURANCE COMPANY, AND ARROWHEAD INSURANCE RISK MANAGERS EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2019; BOILER AND MACHINERY COVERAGE PROVIDED BY LIBERTY MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2019; AND TERRORISM COVERAGE PROVIDED BY LLOYD'S OF LONDON EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2019. Councilmember Jordan seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON, COUNCILMEMBERS JORDAN, GETZ, SAM, PATE AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 19-093 3. Consider a resolution approving the purchase of four 24" Control Valves from Municipal Valve of Wimberly, Texas for use by the Water Utilities Department. The water production high service pump control valves prevent backflow from the City water distribution system, therefore protecting the high service pumps that send treated water into the distribution system. The current control valves are nearing the end of their service life. The new replacement valves will eliminate any backflow and operate at a minimum loss of pressure. Municipal Valve & Equipment Company is the sole source provider of the valves. The total cost for the purchase is $248,216.00. Funds will come from the Water Utilities Fund. Approval of the resolution. Councilmember Jordan moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL HEREBY APPROVES THE PURCHASE OF FOUR (4) TWENTY-FOUR INCH (24") CONTROL VALVES FOR USE BY THE WATER UTILITIES DEPARTMENT FROM MUNICIPAL VALVE OF WIMBERLY, TEXAS, A SOLE SOURCE PROVIDER, IN THE AMOUNT OF $248,216.00. Councilmember Sam seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON, COUNCILMEMBERS JORDAN, GETZ, SAM, PATE AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 19-094 Minutes —April 30, 2019 4. Consider a resolution approving a contract with Texas Liqua Tech Services Inc. of Houston for exterior cleaning, masonry restoration, painting and other repairs at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. The Art Museum of Southeast Texas is experiencing problems with moisture and water intrusion through the masonryfagade, caulk joints, and E.I.F.S. (Exterior Insulation Finishing System). The moisture intrusion has caused interior damage to ceilings and wall surfaces. The restoration project will consist of replacing all caulking at expansion joints, window frames and door openings, tuckpointing all exterior masonry surfaces, and the repair of all EIFS system surfaces. The restoration project is needed to protect the integrity of the structure and extend the life of the facility which is owned and maintained by the City. Bids were requested from twelve (12) vendors and there were eight responses. The low qualified bid was received from Texas Liqua Tech Services, Inc. in the amount of $152,697.00 The contractor will complete the project in one hundred and twenty (120) calendar days. Funds will come from the Capital Reserve Fund. Approval of the resolution. Councilmember Pate moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE COUNCIL HEREBY APPROVES THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO TEXAS LIQUA TECH SERVICES, INC., OF HOUSTON, TEXAS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $152,697.00, FOR EXTERIOR CLEANING, MASONRY RESTORATION, PAINTING AND OTHER REPAIRS AT THE ART MUSEUM OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS; AND THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH TEXAS LIQUA TECH SERVICES, INC., OF HOUSTON, TEXAS. Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON, COUNCILMEMBERS JORDAN, GETZ, SAM, PATE AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 19-095 5. Consider a resolution approving contracts for mowing various City -owned and abandoned properties. Developed and vacant City -owned property and abandoned property within the City limits are mowed approximately every six weeks during growing season. The City currently mows 151 City -owned and 343 abandoned properties. City -owned properties, for the purpose of this contract, are mostly unimproved street right-of- ways or properties in the name of Jefferson County. Abandoned property is defined as property that has no mailing address and/or no name listed on the tax roll. The total number of properties being mowed changes throughout the year. Minutes — April 30, 2019 The contract is divided into two sections with six cut codes per section. A vendor is only awarded one section as determined by their capacity, experience, and bid price. Vendors are required to cut one cut code per week with all codes being completed at the end of six weeks. A cut code is a list of properties that are to be mowed within five working days and are grouped in a,small geographic area to aid the contractor in being cost effective. The contract is for one year with two one-year renewal options with no increase in cost. Bids were requested from eleven (11) vendors and there were five responses. TJ Plus 5 of Beaumont was the second lowest bidder but did not meet the minimum contract requirements because they have not been in business for at least 18 months nor did they provide any required references. SMO Unlimited of Port Arthur provided the lowest qualified bid and is being recommended to receive the South section or Section 2 with an estimated total annual cost of $127,278.66. The next lowest qualified bid was received from Bulldog Property Management of Vidor and is being recommended to receive the North section or Section 1 with an estimated total annual cost of $89,689.32. There are two bid tabulations attached. Bid Table One shows the amounts bid by the five contractors with the estimated quantities being for bid purposes only. Funds will come from the General Fund. Approval of the resolution. Councilmember Jordan moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE BIDS SUBMITTED BY BULLDOG PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, OF VIDOR, TEXAS, FOR AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $89,689.32 AND BY SMO UNLIMITED, OF PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS, FOR AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $127,278.66 FOR AN ANNUAL CONTRACT FOR MOWING CERTAIN DEVELOPED AND VACANT CITY -OWNED PROPERTIES AND ABANDONED PROPERTIES, AND THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH BULLDOG PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, OF VIDOR, TEXAS, AND SMO UNLIMITED, OF PORT ARTHUR, 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 19-096 6. Consider a resolution approving the purchase and installation of new splash park equipment at Charlton Pollard Park and at Central Park. The splash park equipment will be purchased from and installed by Kraftsman Commercial Playgrounds & Water Parks of Spring, Texas, in the total amount of $76,879.25 for Central Park and $66,165.43 for Charlton Pollard Park. This purchase will be made by utilizing the BuyBoard Purchasing Cooperative, a national cooperative purchasing association that provides cities and political subdivisions with the means to purchase materials and equipment at volume pricing. BuyBoard complies with State of Texas procurement statutes. Funds will come from the Capital Reserve Fund. Minutes —April 30, 2019 Approval of the resolution. Councilmember Samuel moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL HEREBY APPROVES THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF NEW SPLASH PAD EQUIPMENT FOR USE BY THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT TO REPLACE EXISTING EQUIPMENT AT CENTRAL PARK AND CHARLTON POLLARD PARK FROM KRAFTSMAN COMMERCIAL PLAYGROUNDS AND WATER PARKS, OF SPRING, TEXAS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $76,879.25 FOR CENTRAL PARK AND $66,165.43 FOR CHARLTON POLLARD PARK THROUGH THE BUYBOARD COOPERATIVE PURCHASING PROGRAM. 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 19-097 PUBLIC HEARING * Receive comments related to the Public Services and Public Facilities and Improvements line items of the Consolidated Grant Program's 2019 Annual Action Plan Public Hearing Open: 2:38 p.m. Steve Hoffman 7045 Blarney St. Beaumont TX Encouraged that Council consider awarding Mr. Jonathon Williams the $3,843.00 that he requested for the Center of the Performing Arts Public Hearing Close: 2:39 p.m. 7. Consider approving a resolution adopting the 2019 HUD Consolidated Grant Program's Annual Action Plan. As mandated by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), City Council has conducted public hearings and work sessions in previous years prior to adopting the City's Annual Action Plan. Planning & Community Development staff, along with the Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC), has hosted Public Hearings in order to receive public comments on the process and activities related to the 2019 Annual Action Plan. Attached is the; proposed Budget for the 2019 Program Year. The proposed Budget reflects allocations of $1,337,723 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, an estimated $100,000 in Program Income and $457,530 in HOME funding. Please note these amounts have changed slightly from the Preliminary Budget due to the final allocation amounts being just released from HUD. Funds will come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Grant funds. Minutes —April 30, 2019 Conduct the Public Hearing and approve the Resolution. Councilmember Samuel moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL HEREBY ADOPTS THE HUD CONSOLIDATED GRANT PROGRAM'S 2019 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN, AS WELL AS THE BUDGET OF THE 2019 ACTION PLAN IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,895.253.00. 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 19-098 COMMENTS Public Comments (Persons are limited to three minutes) Steve Hoffman 7045 Blarney St. Beaumont TX Asked if the City would take the initiative to encourage citizens to try and install cameras at their residence, stated that the cameras can do a lot to help the Police Department outside of what they normally do, also, the City needs to look at installing cameras everywhere within the City of Beaumont David Pete 6355 Chinn Ln. Beaumont TX Spoke to Council regarding the way they vet certain businesses, wanted to know if Council vets all businesses the same, stated that one of the City Councilmembers addressed something at the last Council meeting in regards to a citizens app, that Councilmember claimed this app was used to apprehend the individuals that committed the heinous crime against Mr. Wilson, doesn't know if this is the proper place for a Councilmember to try and promote an app of another citizen in the community that hasn't been vetted or placed on the agenda, hopes that isn't the case, stated that there are some City Councilmembers that are leaking information from Executive Session to certain ones in the community, Council needs to look into this, because if the Councilmembers are leaking that information then that is giving other individuals an upper hand on business, property, land and other deals, that's another disadvantage to the citizens of Beaumont, also stated that he watched a video with Dr. Farrell, she strongly stated that she is not going to give any consideration regarding the lease, that tells him that if she isn't going to consider renegotiating the lease then this City Council is in a lot of trouble, she can sue each and everyone of those that sit on Council for breach of contract, Council needs to do their due diligence for all citizens of Beaumont Virgil Brown 4045 Reed Beaumont TX Stated that he's in the process of putting his father in a dozen museums across the Country, asked why the City has represented certain black historical figures, he named Elmo Willard, Theodore Johns etc., asked why not his father Boy Brown, he gets nothing, wanted to know what could be done Minutes —April 30, 2019 Renee Pastor 21 Waterway Dr., #300 Woodlands TX Spoke to council regarding hurricane preparedness, stated that she works for a company called Alternative Lighting and Power, they will be doing assessments with Cities across the area, they have worked with the City of Houston to provide solar generators, atmospheric water generators that can pull 300 gallons of water out of the atmosphere, when a hurricane hits, citizens can be without power that would impact their safety, Alternative Lighting and Power has generators that are running off of solar power, it doesn't matter if the power is out for four minutes or fourteen days, they also have generators that can produce water at a municipal level, when Hurricane Harvey hit Beaumont it's water supply was impacted, stated that her company can produce up to, 300,000 gallons of water, because the City of Beaumont is in a danger zone with being on the Gulf of Mexico her company can save the City money in electricity and maintenance, her company has saved millions of dollars to its clients, non -profits and school districts, would like to set up a webinar with the Mayor and Council to present to them how they can save the City of Beaumont money as hurricane season approaches Sarah Ricks 3175 Bolivar St. Beaumont TX Shared an upcoming event with Council that's sponsored by Gulf Coast Leadership Council and TMO out of Houston, Texas, this event will take place in Jefferson County in the month of May, this event will be for homeowners who still need to recover with repairs to their homes or rebuild from Hurricane Harvey damage in 2017, stated her purpose is to bring awareness to the event, they are still looking for local Pastors, local leaders within the community and families to attend the event, the first event will take place in Beaumont on Sunday, May 19, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the location will be, The Church I Am, 2204 Blanchette St., the host for this event will be the Beaumont NAACP Chapter, the Gulf Coast Leadership Council as well as HPAC, the second event will take place in. Port Arthur on Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the location will be, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 4600 Proctor St., the host for the event will be St. Joseph Catholic Church, Gulf Coast Leadership Council as well as HPAC Donald Porter 5020 Avie Ln. Beaumont TX Stated that he has received information from the Beaumont Police Department regarding his case, his case has been turned over to the FBI and he wasn't informed, wants something in writing as to who informed the FBI and why are they involved, this isn't a federal case, the incident occurred in Beaumont, wanted to know why the local office hasn't informed him of what has been going on Councilmembers/City Manager/City Attorney comments on various matters COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS COUNCILMEMBER JORDAN - COMMENTED ON THE SUCCESSFUL OAKS PRESERVATION BASH NEIGHBORHOOD FUNDRAISER THAT WAS HELD ON APRIL 20, 2019, THE MONEY FROM THE FUNDRAISER WILL BE USED FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AS WELL AS PARTNERSHIPS THAT RESULT IN PROJECTS SUCH AS DOG PARKS AND BENCHES IN PARKS AS WELL AS LANDSCAPING PROJECTS, ALSO COMMENTED ON THE CALDER ART FEST, VERY PLEASED WITH Minutes —April 30, 2019 THE TURNOUT, THERE WERE WONDERFUL VENDORS, GOOD FOOD AND MUSIC, THANKED THE EVENTS FACILITY STAFF ON THE FANTASTIC JOB THEY DID, FULLY EXPECTS THE ART FEST TO BE AN ANNUAL EVENT, ENCOURAGED CITIZENS TO GO OUT AND EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE ON ELECTION DAY SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019, CONGRATULATED PASTOR BENOIT ON HIS 24TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY, ANNOUNCED THE OPENING OF A PLAY YARD FOR THE ANIMALS AT THE BEAUMONTANIMAL SHELTER ON THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2019 AT 10:00 A.M. COUNCILMEMBER GETZ - ANNOUNCED THAT THE CALDWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION WILL MEET ON THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019, AT FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, STATED THAT THE CALDWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION LIKE MOST NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS USE THE NEXTDOOR APP, THANKED MR. HOFFMAN FOR INTRODUCING THIS APP TO BEAUMONT, COMMENTED ON YOM HASHOAH, WHICH IS THE HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY ON THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019, ASKED THAT EVERYONE PAUSE AND REMEMBER THE SIX MILLION PEOPLE THAT LOST THEIR LIVES DURING THE HOLOCAUST AS THEY GO ABOUT THEIR DAY COUNCILMEMBER SAM - STATED THAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETINGS ARE A WAY FOR CITIZENS TO PARTICIPATE, ALSO STATED THAT HE ATTEMPTS TO MAKE AS MANY MEETINGS AS POSSIBLE EACH MONTH, ASKED EVERYONE THAT CAN ATTEND THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETINGS TO PLEASE DO SO, CONGRATULATED PASTOR BENOIT ON HIS 24TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY, THANKED FORMER MAYOR DAVID MOORE FOR ALL OF THE HARD WORK THAT HE HAS DONE AND IS STILL DOING FOR THE KIDS AT BLANCHETTE ELEMENTARY AND THE READING PROGRAM COUNCILMEMBER PATE - ANNOUNCED THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AT 11:00 A.M., ON THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019, THE DELIVER THE DIFFERENCE LUNCHEON ON THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019 AT 11:30 A.M., THIS LUNCHEON SUPPORTS MEALS ON WHEELS, ON MAY 1, 2019, LAMAR UNIVERSITY WILL HAVE THEIR CARDINAL CHOICE AWARD, THE PROGRAM WILL START AT 7:00 P.M., ALSO THE MEDITERRANEAN FESTIVAL WILL BE ON SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019, ENCOURAGED EVERYONE TO ATTEND AFTER THEY VOTE IF THEY HAVEN'T ALREADY COUNCILMEMBER SAMUEL - NONE MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON - CONGRATULATED PASTOR BENOIT ON HIS 24TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY, AS WELL AS PASTOR EDISON COLBERT ON HIS 26TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY, GAVE CONDOLENCES TO FAMILIES OF DELIA COLEMAN, ANTHONY WILSON AND PASTOR AND AVA Minutes —April 30, 2019 COLBERT, ALSO ANNOUNCED A TWO BEAUMONT NATIVES WHO WERE DRAFTED INTO THE NFL, RODNEY RANDLE, JR., WHO IS A OZEN HIGH SCHOOL AND LAMAR UNIVERSITY GRADUATE, HE WAS DRAFTED BY THE SAN DIEGO CHARGERS, MR. P.J. LOTT, WHO WAS DRAFTED BY THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS, CONGRATULATED THE STUDENTS AT BLANCHETTE ELEMENTARY FOR A JOB WELL DONE IN ACHIEVING THE BANNER AND THE READING PROGRAM, NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER WILL BE THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019 AT NOON IN FRONT OF CITY HALL CITY ATTORNEY COOPER - NONE CITY MANAGER HAYES - NONE MAYOR AMES - COMMENTED ON THE CALDER ART FEST, STATED THAT THERE WERE A LOT OF LOCAL ARTIST AND THINKS THAT THE CITY CAN BRING IN SOME ARTIST FROM THE OUTSIDE, THE EVENTS FACILITY DID AN EXCELLENT JOB, HOPES THE FEST CAN BE AN ANNUAL EVENT, STATED THAT SHE ATTENDED THE LUNCHEON FOR PASTOR BENOITS 24TH ANNIVERSARY, THE CONGREGATION DOES HAVE A JEWEL, WANTED TO INFORM THE PUBLIC THAT THE NEXTDOORAPP ISN'T JUST A LOCAL APP IT'S AN APP THAT'S NATIONWIDE, CONGRATULATED THE KIDS FROM BLANCHETTE AND THE GREAT JOB THEY DID IN THE READING PROGRAM, COMMENTED ON THE SALVATION ARMY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB RIBBON CUTTING, THEY RECEIVED A GRANT FROM KABOOM FORA NEW PLAYGROUND, ALSO COMMENTED ON THE HARBOR FOUNDATION AND THEIR BUTTERFLY RELEASE, ST. ELIZABETH'S GALA, AS WELL AS THE CITY OF BEAUMONT'S RIBBON CUTTING OF THE NEW LAKESIDE CENTER AND NORTHWEST PARKWAY, ANNOUNCED THE TEXAS TRASH OFF THAT WILL TAKE PLACE ON MAY 18, 2019, CITIZENS CAN REGISTER AT BEAUMONTTEXAS.GOV, THE FIRST 500 TO REGISTER WILL RECEIVE A FREE T-SHIRT, HOPES THAT EVERYONE WILL PARTICIPATE Open session of meeting recessed at 3:14 p.m. EXECUTIVE SESSION * Consider matters related to contemplated or pending litigation in accordance with Section 551.071 of the Government Code: Christine H. Mickles v. City of Beaumont, Texas; Cause No. 197,926 Claim of Donald Winfrey Claim of Roberts Xpress Lube Minutes — April 30, 2019 There, being no action taken in Executive Session, Council adjourned. Tina Broussard, City Clerk Minutes —April 30, 2019