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MIN MAY 21 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 Randy Feldschau, At -Large Virginia H. Jordan, Ward I CITY COUNCIL MEETING Michael D. Getz, Ward II Audwin Samuel, Ward III MAY 21, 2019 Robin Mouton, Mayor Pro Tem 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 May 21, 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 Gerald Smith with Greater Love Zion Church gave the invocation. Kerwin Stone, President of the Southeast Texas Vietnam Veterans, Chapter 292 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, Feldschau, Pate and Samuel. Also present were Kyle Hayes, City Manager; Tyrone Cooper, City Attorney; Tina Broussard, City Clerk. Proclamations, Presentation, Recognitions Emergency Medical Services Week" - May 19-25,2019 - Proclamation read by Mayor Pro Tem Mouton; accepted by Sherry Ulmer, City of Beaumont Public Health Director along with Max Nugyen, Emergency Medical Services Manager and EMS staff "National Preservation Month" — May 2019 — Proclamation read by Councilmember Jordan; accepted by Tom Bell, Executive Director of Beaumont Main Street and Board Members "Men's Health Month" — May 2019 — Proclamation read by Councilmember Pate; accepted by Regina Rogers, Norma Sampson and Gift of Life staff "Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month" — May 2019 - Proclamation read by Councilmember Samuel; accepted by Shannon Gillard and Mike Reese, along with other members of the Black Sheep Motorcycle Ministry Minutes — May 21, 2019 "Memorial Day" — May 27, 2019 — Proclamation read by Mayor Ames; accepted by Danny Blanchard, General Manager of Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home and Kerwin Stone, President of the Southeast Texas Vietnam Veterans, Chapter 292 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 item No. 1/Consent Agenda Stephen Hoffman 7045 Blarney Beaumont TX Spoke regarding the Worksesson on the Agenda; Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas, Inc. Silvann Broussard 2425 Taft St. Beaumont TX Spoke regarding the Worksesson on the Agenda; Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas, Inc. CONSENT AGENDA Approval of minutes — May 14, 2019 Confirmation of committee appointments — None A) Authorize the settlement of the claim of Donald Winfrey — Resolution 19-104 B) Approve a resolution accepting maintenance of the street, sewer, and water improvements in Wooten Oaks Phase II — Resolution 19-105 C) Authorize the Chief Financial Officer to execute all documents necessary to accept funding from the Texas Department of State Health Services for Tuberculosis Prevention and Control — Resolution 19-106 D) Authorize the Chief Financial Officer to execute all documents necessary to accept funding from the Texas Department of State Health Services for Regional & Local Services System/Local Public Health Services — Resolution 19-107 Councilmember Jordan moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Pate seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON, COUNCILMEMBERS JORDAN, GETZ, FELDSCHAU, PATE AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED GENERAL BUSINESS 1. Consider amending Section 2.04.003 of the Code of Ordinances to increase the amount of paid time off (PTO) leave carried into the following calendar year. Minutes — May 21, 2019 Currently, the Code of Ordinances allows employees to carry over a maximum of 960 hours of PTO leave into the following calendar year (1,344 hours EMT/paramedic employees). After analyzing employee accruals, 41 employees have more than 960 hours of PTO. It would be appropriate to increase the maximum hours of PTO carried into the following year to 1,280 hours (1,792 hours EMT/paramedic employees). The proposed changes to the Code of Ordinances would only be applicable to civilian. employees and would be effective May 21, 2019. Approval of the ordinance. Councilmember Jordan moved to ADOPT AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 2, ARTICLE 2.04.0003 (C), SECTION 2.04.003(6) AND SECTION 2.04.003 (L) OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS TO MAKE CHANGES RELATING TO EMPLOYEE PAID TIME OFF (PTO) LEAVE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL; AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON, COUNCILMEMBERS JORDAN, GETZ, FELDSCHAU, PATE AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Ordinance 19-026 WORK SESSION Review and discuss a request from Mardi Gras Southeast Texas, Inc. Laura Childress, President of the Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas, Inc., and Lennie Caballero, Director of the Events Facilities spoke to Council regarding the Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas, Inc., moving to Beaumont. Laura Childress stated that the Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas, Inc., (MGSET) is a volunteer non-profit organization, chartered in 1992. The Krewe of Aurora was formed simultaneously and is the founding Krewe. Ms. Childress stated that the MGSET is a four-day event that includes multiple parades, live entertainment, a carnival, food and other attractions for all to enjoy. Mardi Gras, which is French for Fat Tuesday, always falls 46 days before Easter. Here in Southeast Texas, Mardi Gras is celebrated the weekend before Fat Tuesday. The dates were given for the next five (5) years: 2020 — February 20 - 23 2021 — February 11 - 14 2022 — February 24 - 27 2023 — February 16 - 19 2024 — February 08 - 11 MGSET requested the City of Beaumont consider being the host City for the next five years, beginning in February 2020 which will be MGSET's 28th annual event. Ms. Childress stated that they would like to form a partnership with the City of Beaumont which includes the use of the following facilities and areas in downtown Beaumont: Minutes — May 21, 2019 Great Lawn Downtown Event Centre Event Centre parking lots Beaumont Civic Center parking lot Various City streets for the parade route Various City street closures For rain -out weather related issues, MGSET requested to also use the following facilities: Beaumont Civic Center Jefferson Theatre Julie Rogers Theatre It was stated that the parade routes are to be determined with guidance from the event facilities management and City staff. MGSET operates this annual four-day event with 500+ volunteers and have no paid staff. They will pay for expenses such as police, security, health permits, event production, rentals, and more. COMMENTS * Councilmembers/City Manager/City Attorney comment on various matters COLINCILMEMBER COMMENTS MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON CONGRATULATED SILVANN BROUSSARD ON 10 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY, CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILIES OF VERNON GUIDRY AND DONALD TAFT, COMMENTED ON THE TRASH OFF ON SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2019, CONGRATULATED ALL OF THE GRADUATES OF 2019, MADE COMMENTS REGARDING THE LAKESIDE CENTER COUNCILMEMBER SAMUEL - ANNOUNCED A MEETING AT MT. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH, THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2019, THIS MEETING WILL BE TO DISCUSS THE CLOSING OF 7TH ST., FROM 1-10 AND DOLLINGER, THE DISCUSSION WILL BE THE REASON FOR THE CLOSURE AS WELL AS THE PROS AND CONS COUNCILMEMBER PATE - APPRECIATED THOSE THAT ATTENDED THE MEETING TODAY TO DISCUSS MOVING THE MARDI GRAS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS TO BEAUMONT, STATED THAT HE AND SEVERAL OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT THE JOHN PAYTON TROPHY TO EACH OF THE WEST BROOK HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS COUNCILMEMBER FELDSCHAU - WITH MEMORIAL DAY APPROACHING, THANKED ALL OF THOSE THAT HAVE SERVED IN THE MILITARY AND THOSE THAT CONTINUE TO SERVE, THIS COMING SUNDAY THEY ALL CAN WORSHIP GOD IN THE WAY THAT THEY CHOOSE Minutes — May 21, 2019 COUNCILMEMBER GETZ - ANNOUNCED THE DOWLEN/WEST NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETING AT ROGERS PARK ON TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2019 AT 7:00 P.M., ALLISON LANDRUM, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE BEAUMONT HOUSING AUTHORITY WILL BE THE GUEST SPEAKER COUNCILMEMBER JORDAN - STATED THAT IN THE MONTH OF APRIL, THE BEAUMONT ANIMAL CARE FACILITY ACHIEVED A 94.5% SAFE RATE, MEANING THAT JUST ABOUT ALL OF THE ANIMALS HAVE BEEN ADOPTED, ANNOUNCED THE JAZZ AT THE LAKE, THURSDAY MAY 30, 2019, AT THE EVENT CENTRE, THE JAZZ AND BLUES FEST ON SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019 AT THE JEFFERSON THEATRE, THE CALDER TWILIGHT 5K RUN ON FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2019, AT 7:00 P.M., THE STARTING POINT WILL BE THE INTERSECTION OF 10TH AND CALDER, ASKED COUNCILMEMBER SAMUEL IF HE COULD GET HER THE INFORMATION REGARDING THE 7TH STREET CLOSURE, STATED THAT SHE ATTENDED ANTIOCH CHURCH ON SUNDAY, THE CHURCH GAVE AWAY $47,000.00 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO THE SENIORS THAT ARE MEMBERS OF THEIR CONGREGATION, ENJOYED BEING THERE CITY ATTORNEY COOPER - STATED THAT THE MARDI GRAS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS IS STILL UNDER A CONTRACT WITH THE CITY OF PORT ARTHUR UNTIL THE END OF JULY 2019, IT'S NOT "-THE CITY OF BEAUMONT'S INTENTION TO INTERFERE WITH THE RELATIONSHIP UNTIL IT'S CONCLUDED, THE CITY WILL PROCEED CAUTIOUSLY UNTIL THE CONTRACT HAS ENDED CITY MANAGER HAYES - NONE CITY MANAGER HAYES - COMMENTED ON MARDI GRAS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS POSSIBLY COMING TO BEAUMONT, WHICH IS VERY EXCITING, STATED THAT THE CITY HAS COMPLETED SOME GREAT PROJECTS OVER THE YEARS, NAMED THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS: WASHINGTON BLVD., CONCORD RD., NORTHWEST -PARKWAY, DOWLEN RD., AND MAGNOLIA OVERLAYS, THE LAKESIDE CENTER AND THE CENTRAL FIRE STATION, STATED THAT ALL OF THE PROJECTS MENTIONED WERE PAID FOR OUT OF THE CAPITAL PROGRAM, STATED THAT WHEN INFORMATION FROM INSIDE IS MISREPRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC IT'S NOT LIKED, THE MAYOR HAS STATED THAT IF INFORMATION IS MISREPRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC THEN IT'S THE CITY'S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THAT THE CORRECT INFORMATION IS GIVEN TO THE CITIZENS, THE CAPITAL PROGRAM IS TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE COUNCIL BY MAY 15, 2019, WHICH WAS DONE AT THE LAST COUNCIL MEETING, AND IT'S A 5 YEAR PLAN, THERE ARE 42 PROJECTS WITHIN THE CAPITAL PROGRAM, 14 OF THE 42 ARE FUNDED, STATED THAT HE HASN'T DISCUSSED ANYTHING REGARDING Minutes — May 21, 2019 THE CAPITAL PROGRAM WITH COUNCIL AND THERE WON'T BE DISCUSSED OR APPROVED UNTIL SEPTEMBER, 2019, STATED THAT ONE COUNCILMEMBER HAS ALREADY GONE ON FACEBOOK AND TALKED ABOUT A ROUNDABOUT ON COLLEGE ST., FOR $2.8 MILLION DOLLARS, COUNCIL HASN'T VOTED ON THIS PROJECT NOR HAS THERE BEEN ANY DISCUSSION OR A REQUEST TO FUND THIS PROJECT, IT WAS SIMPLY PUT INTO THE CAPITAL PROGRAM FOR CONSIDERATION, STATED THAT HE WILL CONTINUE TO INFORM THE CITIZENS ON A WEEKLY BASIS IF NEEDED, UNLESS COUNCIL INSTRUCTS HIM OTHER WISE MAYOR AMES - ANNOUNCED THE MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY AT FOREST LAWN MEMORIAL PARK ON MONDAY, MAY 27, 2019, JAZZ ON THE LAKE, THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019, AT THE EVENT CENTRE, THE JAZZ AND BLUES FEST ON SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019, AT THE JEFFERSON THEATRE, AND THE CALDER TWILIGHT 5K RUN, ON FRIDAY, .LUNE 7, 2019, AT 7:00 P.M., COMMENTED ON THE ANNUAL POLICE MEMORIAL, THAT TOOK PLACE ON THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019, THERE HAS BEEN 17 FALLEN POLICE OFFICERS FROM THE 1800'S TO PRESENT, IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL CEREMONY, THERE IS A POLICE PINNING CEREMONY, MAY 21, 2019, FOR NEW OFFICERS, COMMENTED ON THE TEXAS TRASH OFF THAT TOOK PLACE ON SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2019, THERE WAS 21,040 POUNDS OF TRASH PICKED UP, MENTIONED A GROUND BREAKING FOR SCALLION CONTROLS, COMMENTED ON SOUTHEAST TEXAS MARDI GRAS AND THE EXCITEMENT OF THEM POSSIBLY COMING TO BEAUMONT Open session of meeting recessed at 3:07 p.m. EXECUTIVE SESSION * Consider matters related to contemplated or pending litigation in accordance with Section 551.072 of the Government Code: Specifically city -owned property at 3455 Sarah Street 555 Main Street being no action ken in Executive Session, Council adjourned. Tina Broussard, City Clerk r Minutes — May 21, 2019