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MIN JUN 25 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 Taylor S. Neild, Ward I CITY COUNCIL MEETING Michael D. Getz, Ward II Audwin Samuel, Ward III JUNE 25, 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 June 25, 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 items 1 and 6-9/Consent Agenda * Consent Agenda Mayor Ames called the council meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Charles Stevens with Greater Grace Temple Church of God in Christ 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 Nield, Getz, Feldschau, Pate and Samuel. Also present were Kyle Hayes, City Manager; Tyrone Cooper, City Attorney; Tina Broussard, City Clerk. Proclamations, Presentation, Recognitions "Presentation" - Service Award Recognition for employees with 25 to 35 years of service. LAST NAME FIRST NAME DEPARTMENT/DIVISION SERVICE YR YEARS OF SVC Reese Sheryl MUNICIPAL COURT 1984 35 Roberts Norris FIRE SUPP-B SHIFT 1984 35 Stacey David FIRE SUPP-B SHIFT 1984 35 Dumas Julia HEALTH SERVICES 1989 30 Ware III William FIRE SUPP-C SHIFT 1989 30 Bartley Jimmy PATROL 1994 25 Borrero Yvefte CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS 1994 25 Brannen Monica POLICE/911 DISPATCH/POLIC 1994 25 Gilbert Michelle INTERNAL SERVIC/311/GENER 1994 25 Grogan Russell TENNIS CENTER 1994 25 Meier Boyd BUILDING CODES 1994 25 Olbert Dawn POLICE/CRIM INVES/CIVIL 1994 25 Minutes — June 25, 2019 Public Comment: Persons may speak on scheduled agenda item No. land 6-9/Consent Agenda Dayna Rothenberger 3890 E. Lynwood Dr. Beaumont TX Spoke regarding Item #6 on the Agenda; a request to abandon an approximate 970 foot portion of North 7th Street located between Dollinger Road and the Union Pacific Railway, north of Interstate Highway 10 East; stated that she has a concern regarding the closure, thinks that it's not a good idea, also stated that Knife River hasn't been a good neighbor, there's sidewalks on both sides of 7th street, both sidewalks are covered with Knife River's equipment, if the closure were to happen it would impede the neighbors from getting out of their neighborhood Steve Hoffman 7045 Blarney St. Beaumont TX Spoke to Council regarding Item #6 on the Agenda; a request to abandon an approximate 970 foot portion of North 7th Street located between Dollinger Road and the Union Pacific Railway, north of Interstate Highway 10 East; stated that he has attended the meetings for the North 7th Street closure and saw that there was a deep concern, he decided to drive the street several days to see what it was like, stated that if you go down Hoover St. it's trashed, Hoover can be repaired, suggested that if Council votes against the closure then Hoover should be closed to truck traffic Ed Sturrock 350 Pine St. Suite 1650 Beaumont TX Spoke to Council regarding Item #9 on the Agenda; an agreement with AmeriCommerce, LLC/Ed Sturrock for economic development incentives under the Neighborhood Empowerment Zone Program; wanted to thank the City for having them apply for the Neighborhood Empowerment Zone, also thanked the Building Codes Department for all of their help for the renovation of the property located at 268 Pearl St. CONSENT AGENDA Approval of minutes — June 18, 2019 Confirmation of committee appointments — Resolution 19-122 Bill Bianchi would fill the unexpired term of Steve McGaha on the Convention and Tourism Advisory Board. The term would commence June 25, 2019 and expire September 30, 2019 (Councilmember Audwin Samuel) A) Authorize the City Manager -to apply for and receive funding from the Texas Historical Commission in an amount up to $250,000 — Resolution 19-123 B) Authorize the City Manager .to apply for and receive funding from the Texas Historical Commission in an amount up to $140,336.14 — Resolution 19-124 C) Approve a resolution accepting payment for multiple weed liens and waiving interest for property located at 1810 Sabine Pass Ave. — Resolution 19-125 D) Authorize the City Manager to apply for and receive funding from the State of Texas for Interlibrary Loan activities for FY 2019 — Resolution 19-126 Minutes — June 25, 2019 E) Authorize the City Manager to sign a Master Agreement with AT&T — Resolution 19-127 Councilmember Samuel moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Feldschau seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON, COUNCILMEMBERS JORDAN, GETZ, FELDSCHAU, PATE AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED GENERAL BUSINESS Conduct an election for Mayor Pro Tempore. According to the City Charter, "the City Council shall elect one of its members as Mayor Pro Tempore for a one-year term." The Mayor Pro Tempore shall perform the duties of the Mayor in case of the absence or inability of the Mayor to perform the duties of the office, and, if a vacancy occurs, shall become Mayor for the unexpired term. Councilmember Feldschau moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT W.L. PATE, JR., IS ELECTED MAYOR PRO TEMPORE FORA ONE (1 ) YEAR TERM. Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM MOUTON, COUNCILMEMBERS NEILD, GETZ, FELDSCHAU, PATE AND SAMUEL NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 19-128 2. Consider a request for a Rezoning from R -S (Residential Single -Family Dwelling) to GC -MD - 2 (General Commercial -Multiple Family Dwelling -2) with a revised Specific Use Permit for an addition to an existing pest control business located at 6550 Concord Road. GuardTech Pest Management, Inc. is requesting a Rezone with and a revised Specific Use Permit for the expansion of an existing pest control business on a lot northwest of 6550 Concord Road. The property is currently zoned as R -S (Residential Single -Family). Mr. Kenneth Carr of GuardTech, is requesting this rezone along with the revision to the specific use permit to allow the addition. By rezoning this subject property, it allows for the expansion of the existing building and additional parking at 6550 Concord Road. The applicant states that there is landscaping on the subject property that will remain. At a Joint Public Hearing held on June 17, 2019, the Planning Commission recommended 6:0 to approve the request for a Rezoning from R -S (Residential Single -Family Dwelling) to GC -MD -2 (General Commercial -Multiple Family Dwelling -2) with a revised Specific Use Permit for an addition to an existing pest control business located at 6550 Concord Road with the following condition: Minutes — June 25, 2019 1. Construction plans must meet all requirements by the Planning Division regarding landscaping, screening and sidewalks. Approval of the ordinance with the following conditions: 1. Construction plans must meet all requirements by the Planning Division regarding landscaping, screening and sidewalks. Mayor Pro Tem Pate 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 ZONES RS (RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING) DISTRICT TO GC -MD -2 (GENERAL COMMERCIAL -MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING -2) DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 6550 CONCORD ROAD, WITH THE CONDITIONS, BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NEILD, GETZ, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND MOUTON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Ordinance 19-039 Councilmember Feldschau moved to ADOPT AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE ISSUING AN AMENDED SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW EXPANSION OF AN EXISTING PEST CONTROL BUSINESS LOCATED AT 6550 CONCORD ROAD, WITH THE CONDITIONS, BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NEILD, GETZ, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND MOUTON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Ordinance 19-040 3. Consider a request for a Rezoning from RM -H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling -Highest Density) District to GC -MD (General Commercial -Multiple Family Dwelling) District or a more restrictive zoning district for property located at 1320 Caldwell. D'Juana Davillier Fowler is requesting a Rezoning of her property located at 1320 Caldwell Avenue. The purpose of this rezone is to take their current garage and return it to a commercial use. She intends to open a store and development center, with retail sales of homemade and natural products for clean living. The development center will offer home economics education to local youth. Ms. Fowler plans to be open for business from 8:00am to 9:00pm. Minutes — June 25, 2019 At a Joint Public Hearing held on June 17, 2019, the Planning Commission recommended 5:0 to approve the request for a Rezoning from RM -H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling - Highest Density) District to GC -MD (General Commercial -Multiple Family Dwelling) District or a more restrictive zoning district. Approval of the ordinance. Councilmember Samuel 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 RM -H (RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING -HIGHEST DENSITY) DISTRICT TO GC -MD (GENERAL COMMERCIAL -MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING) DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1320 CALDWELL AVENUE, BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Mayor Pro Tem Pate seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NEILD, GETZ, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND MOUTON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Ordinance 19-041 4. Consider a request for a Specific Use Permit to allow a spa/salon in an RM -H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling -Highest Density) District for property located at 2105 Dowlen Road. Terry Syler is requesting a Specific Use Permit to allow a spa/salon at 2105 Dowlen Road. This location was where Mr. Syler once ran his orthodontist office. When Mr. Syler retired, he converted the office into a spa and salon called Beauty Design One. He currently has three employees who are licensed as nail technicians, estheticians, massage therapists and cosmetologist. Mr. Syler's hours of operation are currently from 9:00am to 7:00pm. At a Joint Public Hearing held on June 17, 2019, the Planning Commission recommended 6:0 to approve the request for a Specific Use Permit to allow a spa/salon in an RM -H (Residential Multiple Family Dwelling -Highest Density) District. Approval of the ordinance. Councilmember Getz moved to ADOPT AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW A SPA/SALON IN AN RM -H (RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING -HIGHEST DENSITY) DISTRICT AT 2105 DOWLEN ROAD, IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NEILD, GETZ, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND MOUTON NAYS: NONE Minutes — June 25, 2019 MOTION PASSED Ordinance 19-042 5. Consider a request for a Specific Use Permit to allow a multi -family development in a GC - MD -2 (General Commercial -Multiple Family Dwelling -2) District for property located on the east side of Major Drive approximately 270 feet south of Northwest Parkway. BAH Beaumont Village, LLC is requesting a Specific Use Permit to allow a multiple -family dwelling complex located at the east side of Major Drive approximately 270 feet south of Northwest Parkway. Mr. Jeremy Mears of BAH would like to construct a new apartment complex. The new complex will consist of eighty (80) apartments on approximately five (5) acres of land. The surrounding zoning consists of mostly RM -H (Residential Multiple -Family Highest Density) with multi -family complexes to the south and west of the subject property. The property was divided without giving the rear property the required right-of-way frontage. In order to consider development of this subject property, Staff requests that this be corrected in the platting process. At a Joint Public Hearing held on June 17, 2019, the Planning Commission recommended 5:1 to approve the request for a Specific Use Permit to allow a multi -family development in a GC -MD -2 (General Commercial -Multiple Family Dwelling -2) District with the following conditions: 1. Provide a minimum 10' wide utility easement for electrical facilities. 2. Construction plans must meet all requirements by the Planning Division regarding landscaping, screening and sidewalks. 3. An amended Plat with required right-of-way frontage for any portion of the lot to the east of the subject property must be filed before any permits will be issued. Approval of the ordinance with the following conditions: 1. Provide a minimum 10' wide utility easement for electrical facilities. 2. Construction plans must meet all requirements by the Planning Division regarding landscaping, screening and sidewalks. 3. An amending Plat with required right-of-way frontage for any portion of the lot to the east of the subject property must be filed before any permits will be issued. Mayor Pro Tem Pate moved to ADOPT AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW A MULTIPLE -FAMILY DEVELOPMENT IN A GC -MD -2 (GENERAL COMMERCIAL -MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING -2) DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE EAST SIDE OF MAJOR DRIVE APPROXIMATELY 270 FEET SOUTH OF NORTHWEST PARKWAY, WITH THE CONDITIONS, IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS GETZ, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND MOUTON NAYS: COUNCILMEMBER NEILD MOTION PASSED Minutes —June 25, 2019 Ordinance 19-043 6. Consider a request to abandon an approximate 970 -foot portion of North 7th Street located between Dollinger Road and the Union Pacific Railway, north of Interstate Highway 10 East. Robert Kober, of Knife River Corporation -South, has requested the abandonment of an approximate 970 -foot portion of the right-of-way of North 7th Street located between Dollinger Road and the Union Pacific Railway, north of Interstate Highway 10 East. Mr. Kober states that the right-of-way being considered for abandonment has a history of flooding, deferred maintenance, and accidents. Upon approval of this abandonment, Knife Rive Corporation - South intends to modify the right-of-way by grading the site to ensure proper drainage. Mr. Kober says the area will also be secured with fencing and gates. Abandonment of this portion of 7th Street will eliminate public access to a north -south connector from Dollinger Road to Interstate Highway 10 East. At a Regular Meeting held on June 17, 2019, the Planning Commission recommended 6:0 to deny the request to abandon an approximate 970 -foot portion of North 7th Street located between Dollinger Road and the Union Pacific Railway, north of Interstate Highway 10 East. Councilmember Samuel moved to DENY AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE VACATING AND ABANDONING AN APPROXIMATE 970' RIGHT-OF-WAY LOCATED BETWEEN DOLLINGER ROAD AND THE UNION PACIFIC RAILWAY NORTH OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 10 EAST, CITY OF BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Mayor Pro Tem Pate seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NEILD, GETZ, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND MOUTON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Ordinance Denied 7. Consider a request to abandon an approximate 0.001 -acre portion of Carabin Street at Ewing Street. SBLT Investments, Inc. on behalf of Mr. Thomas Abraham, is requesting to abandon a small section of the Carabin Street right-of-way. The 30 -foot wide right-of-way runs directly behind the property located at 1315 South Street and was never developed. The building at 1315 South Street crosses over into the unused right-of-way. The property is in the process of being sold, and the lender has required that the encroachment be resolved. At a Regular Meeting held on June 17, 2019, the Planning Commission recommended 6:0 to approve the request to abandon an approximate 0.001 -acre portion of Carabin Street at Ewing Street. ' Approval of the ordinance. Minutes — June 25, 2019 Councilmember Samuel moved to ADOPT AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE VACATING AND ABANDONING AN APPROXIMATE 0.001 ACRE RIGHT-OF-WAY LOCATED AT CARABIN STREET AND EWING STREET, CITY OF BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Councilmember Neild seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NEILD, GETZ, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND PATE NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Ordinance 19-044 8. Consider a resolution authorizing the City Manager to apply for and receive funding up to $9,861,717 from the Texas Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Program funding has been awarded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to disaster impacted counties from Hurricane Harvey for both infrastructure and individual assistance. The allocation for Texas is administered by Texas General Land Office (GLO) in partnership with, the Council of Government regions. $9,861,717 was earmarked for the City of Beaumont for infrastructure improvement projects. Two workshops have been provided to Council addressing the Water System Improvement Plan which identified the high priority need for additional water supply intake for water production needs. This urgent requirement resulted from a flow reduction through the Lawson transmission waterline and the catastrophic damage to the Loeb pump station facility during Hurricane Harvey. As noted in the Council workshops, the proposed project is to construct a 42 -inch waterline within the Pine Street right-of-way beginning at the Lawson pump station and ending at the Pine Street Water Treatment Plant. This grant application would request the full $9,861,717 earmark be applied toward the anticipated total project cost of $12,757,800.00. There is no match requirement for CDBG funding. The City of Beaumont is currently exploring options including but not exclusive to bonds and low interest loans from the Texas Water Development Board for the balance ($2,896,083) for the project. Approval of the resolution. Councilmember Samuel moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO APPLY FOR AND RECEIVE FUNDING FROM THE TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE FOR THE TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT DISASTER RECOVERY PROGRAM IN AN AMOUNT UP TO $9,861,717.00 FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS RELATING TO DAMAGES FROM HURRICANE/TS HARVEY, AND THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE ALL DOCUMENTS NECESSARY TO APPLY FOR AND ACCEPT FUNDING FROM THE TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE. Councilmember Mouton seconded the motion. Minutes — June 25, 2019 AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NEILD, GETZ, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND PATE NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 19-129 9. Consider authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with AmeriCommerce, LLC/Ed Sturrock for economic development incentives under the Neighborhood Empowerment Zone Program. The City has a Downtown Empowerment Zone to encourage redevelopment in Downtown Beaumont. The zone allows for economic incentives to attract new businesses and residences as well as encourage the expansion of existing businesses. Specifically, the NEZ Program offers the following economic development incentives. 1) A possible three (3) year, 100% municipal tax abatement for all added value for investments greater than $50,000 for residential uses and $75,000 for all other uses and a possible, additional four (4) year, 100% abatement for projects in excess of $5 Million. 2) Building fee waivers (not including tap and meter fees). 3) Expedited permit review. 4) Lien waivers for any lien claimed by the City for demolition or high grass abatement expenditures. AmeriCommerce, LLC/Ed Sturrock is seeking the benefits from the Empowerment Zone incentives in order to redevelop the building at 268 Pearl Street to house a Technology and Software Development and Digital Marketing company. Their plan includes an investment to fully restore this historic building that will provide office space for twenty-one (21) full-time jobs with a payroll in excess of $1.5 Million. As such, under the Empowerment Zone Guidelines, if approved, this proposed project would be eligible for a three (3) year abatement of city property taxes, building fee waivers, expedited permit review, as well as lien waivers. The applicant also plans to construct a parking lot on vacant property at 296 Pearl. Currently, there is a demolition lien attached to 296 Pearl. The demolition cost was $158,057. Interest has now accrued over the last eleven (11) years in the amount of $174,035. The lien now totals $332,092 and currently serves as an impediment to redevelopment of the property. Approval of a lien waiver through this program would allow the property to return to a usable piece of land with an anticipated improved taxable value. The Administration believes that this project would meet the goals of the Empowerment Zone Program of redeveloping Downtown Beaumont. Revenues from waived fees, abated ad -valorem taxes and a demolition lien would be forgone, but the long-term economic impact associated with new development should positively affect future budgets. Minutes — June 25, 2019 Approval of the resolution. Councilmember Getz moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE A NEIGHBORHOOD EMPOWERMENT ZONE TAX ABATEMENT AGREEMENT WITH AMERICOMMERCE, LLC/ED STURROCK OFFERING ECONOMIC INCENTIVES TO ENCOURAGE THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE BUILDING LOCATED AT 268 PEARL STREET IN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT WITHIN NEIGHBORHOOD EMPOWERMENT ZONE #5 AND THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO NEGOTIATE THE AMOUNT OF THE DEMOLITION LIEN WAIVER FOR THE PROPERTY AT 296 PEARL STREET; HOWEVER, HE WILL BRING THE PROPOSED LIEN WAIVERAMOUNT TO THE CITY COUNCIL FOR THEIR CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL WITH THE FOUR CONDITIONS. Councilmember Mouton seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NEILD, GETZ, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND MOUTON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 19-130 WORK SESSION * Review and discuss the guidelines for speakers and others in meetings of the Beaumont City Council and Commission meetings The Mayor and Council discussed the Guidelines for Speakers and others in meetings of Beaumont City Council and Commission Meetings. The following are things that were discussed to be changed: In the heading "Guidelines for Speakers and others in meetings of Beaumont City Council and Commission Meetings" it was suggested that the word Guidelines be changed to "Requirements" In the first paragraph the first line should be in bold or italicized or both. There are two other words in the second sentence that should be changed from guidelines to requirements. Item #2 — Second line "Reference to City Departments and individuals must be generic", it was suggested that it should read "Reference to City Departments or Employees must be generic" Item #3 — Reads "Clearly political speeches which advocate or support candidates or parties are not appropriate" it was suggested that item #3 should read "Clearly political speeches which advocate support or opposition for candidates or parties are not appropriate" Item #4 — The third sentence reads "No person within the City Council Chambers shall speak or act in a loud and raucous manner which has the effect of disrupting the meeting". It was suggested that the sentence read as follows "No person within the City Council Chambers shall speak or act in such a manner which has the effect of Minutes — June 25, 2019 COMMENTS disrupting or interfering with the meeting. Item #5 — The last sentence reads as follows "A person who has been escorted from the Council meeting for rules violations may lose the privilege of speaking at future City Council meetings for some period of time" it was suggested that the sentence read as follows "A person who has been escorted from the Council meeting for three times for rules violation shall lose the privilege of speaking at future City Council meetings for a specified time period of 90 days. Council asked that staff bring this item back with the changes as an action item at the next City Council meeting. Public Comments (Persons are limited to three minutes) David Pete 6355 Chinn Ln. Beaumont TX Stated that he was disturbed as to what he just listened to in the Worksession, made it clear that the Councils own guidelines and policies they are attempting to enforce upon the citizens, they themselves have violated, referred to Item 6 as it was mentioned on the guidelines and policy sheet, his suggestion on the issue that Council can't respond to citizens regarding unposted matters would be that Council would take into consideration what citizens have spoken about previously, condense it and put it on a future agenda so that Council can vote on it and citizens can then speak and Council respond, the policies and guidelines seems to only apply to the citizens but not to the Council, feels that when public comments were terminated it was done on purpose to silence certain citizens Steve Hoffman 7045 Blarney St. Beaumont TX Thanked Council for reinstating public comments, understands why it was done, stated that he has sat in the meetings and watched the circus that was going on at times, as elected officials they have to tolerate certain things, thinks that moving forward Council is doing the right thing, what he would like to see happen is the green slip that is filled out be an entire page and include elements of the rules that say what is required regarding the Open Meetings Act and have a signature line as part of submitting the request to say they have read the guidelines, and by signing that the speaker is saying they will abide by the rules, commented on the Major Dr., traffic issue, neighbors are complaining about the number of apartments that are going up, it's not that they don't like the apartments it's the quantity they don't like Landry Rountree 1565 S. Major Dr. Beaumont TX Thanked Council for reinstating public comments, doesn't think that anyone in the room has disagreed with the majority of the people, stated that he has brought his children and friends with him to Council meeting in the past and has been embarrassed, he has had to apologize to them for what they witnessed and heard, perhaps there are elementary rules because people are acting childish, has learned that people need to be heard, thinks that the podium can be very instrumental if Council will just listen Minutes — June 25, 2019 Billie Brown 8201 Lake Ballinger Way Seattle WA Stated that she is a radio announcer, her father was William "Boy" Brown, he was the man that brought black radio to the Golden Triangle, believes that this City should honor her dad with some type of recognition, the family is asking that the City give some recognition to a man that did so much for this City, would love for him to be recognized for the talent that he had and what he did for Beaumont, was told that they needed someone to sponsor this, asked that the Council come together and do something for her father Stephen Watson 6015 Thownhouse Ln. Beaumont TX Second the motion of Mrs. Brown, stated that he will help and contribute in any way he can to recognize William "Boy" Brown, stated that he's hearing impaired and it was hard for him to hear Councilmembers speak, asked that Council be more diligent about speaking into their mics Kenny Vaughn 1555 S. Major Dr. Beaumont TX Thanked Council for reinstating public comments, asked what's the difference between a personal attack compared to voicing a complaint about a specific Councilmember, how does one do that without breaking the rules, stated that he doesn't want to be escorted out of the chambers for breaking the rules, there needs to be something for citizens to read so they will know what the rules are Councilmembers/City Manager/City Attorney comments on various matters COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS MAYOR PRO TEM PATE - THANKED COUNCIL FOR THE CONFIDENCE IN ELECTING HIM AS MAYOR PRO TEM, THANKED COUNCILMEMBER MOUTON FOR CARRYING THE TORCH AS MAYOR PRO TEM PREVIOUSLY, GLAD THAT COUNCIL HAS REINSTATED PUBLIC COMMENTS, NOW THAT THE GUIDELINES HAVE BEEN REDEFINED, HE'S CONFIDENT THAT THERE WILL BE NO PROBLEMS MOVING FORWARD COUNCILMEMBER FELDSCHAU - ASSURED ALL CITIZENS THAT EVERYONE ON THE COUNCIL DESIRES TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY AND TO BE APPROACHABLE, STATED THAT HE SENSES A HEAVINESS ON ALL COUNCILMEMBERS BECAUSE THEY ALL ARE CONCERNED THAT CITIZENS MAY FEEL THAT THEY WERE BEING CENSORED OR SILENCED, THAT OF COURSE ISN'T TRUE, COUNCIL DOES WANT TO HEAR FROM CITIZENS THAT'S WHY THE PUBLIC COMMENT SECTION IS BEING RESTORED, THINKS THAT IT'S THE HEART OF THE COUNCIL THAT CITIZENS FOLLOW THE RULES OF CIVILITY AND DECORUM, CITIZENS CAN COME TO THE PODIUM AND SAY WHAT THEY WANT, BUT NOT TO ATTACK ON A PERSONAL LEVEL Minutes — June 25, 2019 COUNCILMEMBER GETZ - CONGRATULATED COUNCILMEMBER PATE ON BEING ELECTED AS MAYOR PRO TEM, ADDRESSED THE ISSUE OF TRAFFIC ON MAJOR DR. COUNCILMEMBER NEILD - NONE COUNCILMEMBER MOUTON - CONGRATULATED COUNCILMEMBER PATE ON BEING ELECTED MAYOR PRO TEM, THANKED MRS. BROWN FOR HER COMMENTS, ANNOUNCED HEBERT HIGH SCHOOL'S 12TH ANNUAL MASS REUNION THIS WEEKEND AT THE MCM ELEGANTE' HOTEL, THE FESTIVITIES WILL START ON THURSDAY, .LUNE 27, 2019 COUNCILMEMBER SAMUEL - THANKED MRS. BROWN FOR ATTENDING THE MEETING, THANKED COUNCILMEMBER MOUTON FOR SERVING AS MAYOR PRO TEM, CONGRATULATED COUNCILMEMBER PATE ON BEING ELECTED AS MAYOR PRO TEM, THANKED COUNCIL FOR REINSTATING PUBLIC COMMENTS CITY ATTORNEY COOPER - NONE CITY MANAGER HAYES - ANNOUNCED THAT THERE WILL NOT BE A COUNCIL MEETING ON TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2019, COUNCIL WILL RESUME COUNCIL MEETING ON JULY 9, 2019 MAYOR AMES - MADE COMMENTS REGARDING REINSTATING THE PUBLIC COMMENT PORTION OF THE MEETING there, being no Executive Session, Council adjourned at 3:07 p.m. Amet,)Mav,Ar Tina Broussard, City Clerk Minutes — June 25, 2019