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MIN AUG 27 2019BEAUMONT T E X A S M I N U T E S- CITY OF BEAUMONT W.L. Pate, Jr., Mayor Pro Tem BECKY AMES, MAYOR Randy Feldschau, At -Large Taylor S. Neild, Ward I CITY COUNCIL MEETING Michael D. Getz, Ward II Audwin Samuel, Ward III AUGUST 27, 2019 Robin Mouton, Ward IV 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 August 27, 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 5 and 6/Consent Agenda * Consent Agenda Mayor Ames called the council meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Tommy Williams with Trinity United Methodist Church gave the invocation. MayorAmes led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was made by Tina Broussard, City Clerk. Present at the meeting were Mayor Ames, Mayor Pro Tem Pate, Councilmembers Nield, Getz, Feldschau, Samuel and Mouton. Absent: Tyrone Cooper, City Attorney. Also present were Kyle Hayes, City Manager; Sharae Reed, 1St Assistant City Attorney; Tina Broussard, City Clerk. Proclamations, Presentation, Recognitions "National Suicide Prevention Month" - September, 2019 - Proclamation read by Mayor Ames; accepted by Lane Fortenberry Public Relations and Marketing Administrator of the Spindletop Center 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 5 and 6/Consent Agenda Stephen Hoffman 7045 Blarney St. Beaumont TX Spoke regarding item No. 5 on the Agenda; Consider authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas, Inc. Minutes — August 27, 2019 CONSENT AGENDA Approval of minutes — August 20, 2019 * Confirmation of committee appointments - None A) Approve a resolution authorizing a Pipeline License Agreement with Lone Star NGL Pipeline LP- Resolution 19-175 B) Approve a resolution authorizing the acceptance of two 30' wide Pipeline Easements for Lone Star NGL Pipeline LP — Resolution 19-176 C) Approve a resolution authorizing a Pipeline License Agreement with Orbit Gulf Coast NGL Exports, LLC — Resolution 19-177 D) Approve a resolution authorizing the acceptance of two 30' wide Pipeline Easements and a Temporary Road Access Easement for Orbit Gulf Coast NGL Exports, LLC — Resolution 19- 178 E) Approve a contract with Waller County Asphalt, Inc. of Hempstead, Texas to supplyASPPM Asphaltic Concrete Patching Material — Resolution 19-179 F) Authorize the City Manager to execute Change Order -No. 1, accept maintenance, and authorize a final payment to Signature Group for the construction of the Beaumont Municipal Airport Box -Hangar Access Taxiway Project — Resolution 19-180 G) Authorize the City Manager to execute Change Order No. 1, accept maintenance and authorize a final payment to McInnis Construction, Inc. for the Beaumont Municipal Airport Utility Improvements Project — Resolution 19-181 H) Authorize the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with the Beaumont Art League — Resolution 19-182 1) Authorize the City Manager, or his designee, to execute an agreement with the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration — Resolution 19-183 J) Approve a resolution supporting Councilmember W.L. Pate's candidacy for President -Elect of TML — Resolution 19-184 Councilmember Getz moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Feldschau seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NEILD, GETZ, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND MOUTON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Minutes —August 27, 2019 GENERAL BUSINESS Consider a request for a Specific Use Permit to allow general warehousing and storage in a GC -MD (General Commercial -Multiple Family Dwelling) District located at 2488 West Cardinal Drive. Gulf States Scientific, L.L.C. has requested a Specific Use Permit to allow general warehousing and storage at 2488 West Cardinal Drive. This laboratory supply company will receive supply and small chemical shipments, then distribute them to plants and refineries in the Beaumont, Port Arthur and Lake Charles areas. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. At a Joint Public Hearing held on August 19, 2019, the Planning Commission recommended 7:0 to approve the request for a Specific Use Permit to allow general warehousing and storage in a GC -MD (General Commercial- Multiple Family Dwelling) District. Approval of the ordinance. Councilmember Mouton moved to ADOPT AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW A GENERAL WAREHOUSING AND STORAGE FACILITY IN A GC -MD (GENERAL COMMERCIAL -MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING) DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2488 WEST CARDINAL DRIVE 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 MOTION PASSED Ordinance 19-049 2. Consider a request for a Specific Use Permit to allow roadway construction outdoor storage and an office in a GC -MD (General Commercial -Multiple Family Dwelling) District located at 7815 Eastex Freeway. Angel Brothers Holdings, Corp., has requested a Specific Use Permit to allow roadway construction outdoor storage and an office at 7815 Eastex Freeway. A trailer will be set on the property for office use. The remainder of the property will be used as a laydown yard for crash barrier and excavation spoils during the Eastex Freeway expansion project. Equipment used to move the barrier will also be stored at this location. At a Joint Public Hearing held on August 19, 2019, the Planning Commission recommended 7:0 to approve the request for a Specific Use Permit to allow roadway construction outdoor storage and an office in a GC -MD (General Commercial- Multiple Family Dwelling) District with the following conditions: 1. Grading and driveway permits must be obtained from TXDOT. Minutes — August 27, 2019 2. No disturbance of the property within 25' of the southwest property line or provision of a landscaped buffer to meet City of Beaumont Ordinance standards along the southwest property line. 3. Restore property to original state once project is complete. Approval of the ordinance with the following conditions: 1. Grading and driveway permits must be obtained from TXDOT. 2. No disturbance of the property within 25' of the southwest property line or provision of a landscaped buffer to meet City of Beaumont Ordinance standards along the southwest property line. 3. Restore property to original state once project is complete. Councilmember Samuel moved to ADOPT AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW A ROADWAY CONSTRUCTION OUTDOOR STORAGE FACILITY AND OFFICE IN A GC -MD (GENERAL COMMERCIAL -MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING) DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 7815 EASTEX FREEWAY, WITH THE CONDITIONS, IN THE 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 19-050 3. Consider a request for a Specific Use Permit to allow small equipment rental in a GC -MD (General Commercial -Multiple Family Dwelling) District located at 1420 West Cardinal Drive. JAC Rentals Excavators, L.L.C. has requested a Specific Use Permit to allow small equipment rentals at 1420 W. Cardinal Drive. No equipment over 9,500 lbs. would be available at this location. The business will be open and available twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week. At a Joint Public Hearing held on August 19, 2019, the Planning Commission recommended 7:0 to approve the request for a Specific Use Permit to allow small equipment rental in a GC - MD (General Commercial- Multiple Family Dwelling) District with the following conditions: 1. Driveway on the east corner must be restricted. 2. A minimum of two (2) handicap spots per ADA regulations must be added. 3. ADA access to the main entrance shall be provided, if not already in place. Approval of the ordinance with the following conditions: 1. Driveway on the east corner must be restricted. 2. A minimum of two (2) handicap spots per ADA regulations must be added. 3. ADA access to the main entrance shall be provided, if not already in place. Minutes — August 27, 2019 Councilmember Mouton moved to ADOPT AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO ALLOW A SMALL EQUIPMENT RENTAL FACILITY IN A GC -MD (GENERAL COMMERCIAL MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING) DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1420 WEST CARDINAL DRIVE, WITH THE CONDITIONS, IN THE 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 19-051 4. Consider amending the Subdivision and Site Development Regulations in the Code of Ordinances, specifically Sections 26.01.006, 26.02.002, 26.02.003, 26.02.004 and 26.05.003. Despite objections from numerous cities, including Beaumont as well as the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association, HB 3167 was recently approved by the Texas Legislature and signed into law by Governor Abbott. The stated purpose of the bill was to mandate a strict "shot clock" for rapid subdivision review and allow for a liberal appeal process. While this bill may have addressed issues in some larger jurisdictions, historically, the issues it attempted to address were not common in Beaumont. Unfortunately, the law will greatly limit the ability of the Planning Commission and staff to work with applicants to get a plat approved due to the strict new "shot clock". Specifically, the new law requires that the Planning Commission vote on a proposed plat within thirty (30) days of submission. In the past, applicants were able to request extensions to address issues with a plat and the item could be heard at the next meeting. Under this new law, an applicant may request an extension in writing. However, if the Commission agrees to the extension, a special meeting would have to be held to then vote on the item to meet the new "shot clock" requirements. In addition, conditional approvals and denials will need to specifically articulate the reason for a condition or denial, citing the specific regulation. In addition, at any point after a conditional approval or denial of a plat, the applicant may appeal the decision of the Planning Commission. The Commission will then have to reconvene within fifteen (15) days. If the next regularly scheduled meeting is beyond the mandated fifteen (15) day period, a special meeting of the Commission would be required to be held. Should any of these mandated deadlines be missed, the plat would be deemed automatically approved, regardless of the deficiencies. Due to the mandate for the amendment to the City's ordinances, staff is taking the opportunity to recommend some other amendments to the Subdivision Regulations. Most of these proposed changes are minor. However, staff is recommending a clarification of the definition of "Frontage". Historically, new lots should have adequate frontage on a public street or road or a private street, if approved by the Planning Commission. This provides for orderly development and access to needed public services such as access, water, sewer Minutes — August 27, 2019 and other utilities as well as access to police and fire services. However, it may be acceptable to consider commercial lots that have direct access not to a public street, but via an easement, provided this easement is open to the public and perpetual. At a Joint Public Hearing held on August 19, 2019, the Planning Commission recommended 7:0 to approve the various amendments. Approval of the ordinance. Councilmember Neild moved to ADOPT AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 26, ARTICLE 26.01, SECTION 26.01.006(6); ARTICLE 26.02, SECTION 26.02.002, SECTION 26.02.003 AND SECTION 26.02.004; AND, ARTICLE 26.05, SECTION 26.05.003 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS TO MAKE CHANGES RELATING TO SUBDIVISION AND SITE DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL; AND PROVIDING A PENALTY. Councilmember Feldschau seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NEILD, GETZ, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND MOUTON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Ordinance 19-052 5. Consider authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas, Inc. Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas, Inc. is requesting that the City of Beaumont serve as the host City for its Mardi Gras festivities for the next five years, beginning in 2020. The four-day event -includes multiple parades., live entertainment, a carnival and other attractions. The Event Facilities Department would assist in coordinating, planning, and executing the associated activities with Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas, Inc.. at various city -owned properties such as the Great Lawn and Downtown Event Centre. Approval of the resolution. Mayor Pro Tem Pate moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS AND MARDI GRAS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS, INC., FOR THE CITY OF BEAUMONT TO SERVE AS THE HOST CITY OF MARDI GRAS ACTIVITIES. Councilmember Neild seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NEILD, GETZ, FELDSCHAU AND SAMUEL NAYS: COUNCILMEMBER MOUTON MOTION PASSED Minutes — August 27, 2019 Resolution 19-185 WORK SESSIONS Review and discuss the proposed FY 2020 Budget and the proposed 2020 Capital Program Kyle Hayes, City Manager reviewed and discussed the proposed FY 2020 Budget and the proposed 2020 Capital Program. Mr. Hayes first discussed the proposed FY 2020 Budget stating that there would be a 3% wage increase for civilian employees, 3% wage increase for Police Officers (per their labor agreement), and a 2.5% wage increase for Fire Fighters (per their labor agreement), health insurance premiums and co -pays will remain the same for employees. Two employees and necessary equipment for a hot -shot crew in the Streets and Drainage division will be added, the demolition budge, increased from $350,000 in FY2019 to $800,00 in FY2020. There will- be no change to the current tax rate of $0.71 per $100 of assessed valuation. The General Fund rate is $0.49, totaling $37,020.000 and the Debt Service Fund rate is $0.22, totaling $16,420,000. The General Fund and its largest revenue sources were discussed, the Sales & Use Taxes are at $42,582,500 which is 33%. Property Taxes are at $37,020,000 which is 29%, Industrial Payments are at $18,684,800 which is 14.5%, Utility In -Lieu are at $10,000,000 which is_ 7.7% and Gross Receipts Taxes are at $9,420,000 which is 7.3%. The General Fund -Fund balance was discussed from FY 2000 up to proposed FY 2020, comparing the different years. The proposed General Fund -Fund balance for FY 2020 is expenditures $131,800,00 and the fund balance $41,700,000 which will be at 32%. The General Fund statement of revenues and expenditures were discussed with revenues at $129,284,700, expenditures were $131,825,900, and excess (deficit) revenues over appropriations were ($2,541,200). The beginning fund balance is at $44,214,576, and the ending fund balance will be $41,673,376. The Water Utilities Fund overview has a proposed 5% increase to water/sewer rates effective October 1, 2019. The increase will generate an estimated additional $2,312,000 in revenue which is needed for the proposed $20 million debt issue in January and increased operational expenses. Water Utilities Fund statement of revenues and expenditures showed the revenues at $50,988,000, the expenditures at $53,098,400, the excess (deficit) revenues over appropriations were at ($2,110,400). The beginning fund balance is $13,921,136 and the ending fund balance is $11,810,736. The Solid Waste Fund overview was discussed with a proposed $1.50 increase in garbage service rates effective October 1, 2019. The increase is needed to maintain the fund balance of 15% per financial policies, this will generate an estimated additional $600,000 in revenue. The Solid Waste Fund statement of revenues and expenditures show the revenues to be $12,225,000, the expenditures $14,025,800, the excess (deficit) revenues over appropriations at ($1,800,800). The beginning fund balance is $3,974,911 and the ending fund balance is $2,174,111. In summary very good financial condition, an excellent fund balance in the General Fund and budget continues to allow for improvements to the aesthetics of the City's facilities; medians and ROW's. Minutes —August 27, 2019 The proposed 2019 Capital Program was discussed, the Public Works Projects and the Construction Phases are listed below: Design and Construction Phase Estimated Cost Recommended Time Schedule FY 2020 Eleventh Street — IH -10 to US 69 N 1,350,000 [1] Street Rehabilitation Program 5,000,000 Washington — IH -10 to ML King 31,200,000 [2] Projects for Consideration Estimated Cost FY 2020 - 2024 Avenue A — Washington to College 1,700,000 Broadway — MLK Jr. Parkway to 11th 1,300,000 College Street — IH -10 to Goliad 3,000,000 College Street Roundabout 2,800,000 Doucette Ave — Sycamore to Van Buren 700,000 Dowlen — College to Walden 18,000,000 4th St. — U.S. 69 to Ashley 4,500,000 Gladys Street — IH -10 to Dowlen 3,200,000 Highland Ave. — U.S. 69 to Euclid 3,500,000 Jim Gilligan — MLK Parkway to Jimmy 1,330,000 Simmons Pennsylvania — Washington to MKL 600,000 Phelan Blvd. — IH -10 to Dowlen 2,900,000 Pointe Parkway North 4,800,000 Sidewalk Program 3,000,000 Voth Road — RFD to Tram 1,400,000 General Improvements Projects Design or Construction Phase Estimate Cost Recommended Time Schedule FY 2020 Riverfront Park Improvements 3,000,000 Tyrrell Park Visitors and Birding Center 2,100,000 Projects for Consideration Estimate Cost Recommended Time Schedule FY 2020 - 2024 Anima Care Services and Adoption 4,800,000 Center New Dog Parks 400,000 Fleet Fire Maintenance Facility 3,500,000 Fleet Facility Park Lot Improvements 2,500,000 Purchase of 555 Main Street & 2,150,000 Surrounding Property Minutes —August 27, 2019 Water and Sewer Projects Design or Construction Phase Estimate Cost Water Proiects Automatic Flushing Devices 150,000 Water Line and Fire Hydrant 1,000,000 Installation/Replacement Water Production System — Repairs 1,000,000 Sewer Projects Assessment of Sewer Collection System- 2,000,000 City Wide Lift Station Repairs 300,000 Sewer Rehabilitation — Small Mains 2,000,000 (Pipe Renewal) Spindletop, Forrest Long, ML King Jr. Parkway and Verone St. Lift Station Rehabilitation Wastewater Treatment Plant Trickling Filters Rehabilitation Water/Sewer for Street Projects Washington — IH -10 to ML King JOINT PUBLIC HEARING 3,700,000 Recommended Time Schedule FY 2020 Receive comments on the proposed FY 2020 Budget and the proposed 2020 Capital Program Public Hearing Open: 3:00 p.m. None Public Hearing Close: 3:00 p.m. 6. Consider a resolution postponing the final vote on the proposed FY 2020 Budget to September 17, 2019. The proposed FY 2020 Budget was submitted to Council on August 13, 2019. The proposed 2020 Capital Program was originally submitted on May 14, 2019 and again with the proposed budget on August 13, 2019. The notice of the public hearing on the Budget and Capital Program was published August 15, 2019. Local Government Code, Section 102.007 states that at the conclusion of the public hearing, the governing body of the municipality shall take action on the proposed budget. Chapter 26 of the Property Tax Code requires two public hearings if the proposed tax rate exceeds the lower of the effective rate or roll back rate. Since the second public hearing on the proposed tax rate is scheduled for September 10, 2019, Council must take action to postpone the final Minutes — August 27, 2019 vote on the proposed budget until after the second hearing on the proposed tax rate. Hold the Joint Public Hearing. Councilmember Samuel moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE FINAL CITY COUNCIL VOTE TO ADOPT THE FY 2020 BUDGET BE AND HEREBY IS POSTPONED UNTIL AFTER THE SECOND HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE. 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 Resolution 19-186 PUBLIC HEARING * Receive comments on the 2019 (FY 2020) proposed tax rate Public Hearing Open: 3:03 p.m. None Public Hearing Close: 3:03 p.m. COMMENTS Public Comments (Persons are limited to three minutes) Jeff Thomas 1355 Beaumont St. Beaumont TX Spoke to Council regarding FEMA houses that are being built on both sides of him, both homes have built up their foundations and is causing him to be an alley way for flooding, the water has taken out the back pillars of his home, stated that he has left a message with the Mayor's office as well as the Planning and Permitting Department, has spoken with all of them in regards to this, builders have been told by the Permitting Department that they will have to put in a four inch deep ditch instead of doing the swell around the property, asking that the City as well as the inspectors follow what's in the Permitting Code and make sure the contractors do their part, stated the code wasn't followed with one of the homes that's been completed, hopes the contractor will follow the code for the second home that's still in the building phase, asked that Council and staff see that the work is done properly 11 Landry Rountree 1565 S. Major Dr. Beaumont TX Commented on things that could possibly be funded in the future, spoke regarding his towing business and citations that he received back in 2013 and his unjust revocation Minutes —August 27, 2019 Kenny Vaughn 1555 S. Major Dr. Beaumont TX Stated that he would like to set the record straight regarding what was said at last week's meeting -to avoid any misunderstanding, informed Council that he did get a permit for $18,000.00 in August, 2018, the permit was only for the reconstruction of rafters, the roof and to add a porch to an existing structure, he then hired Fitz and Shipman who created plans for all additional work, he then applied for a second permit that would include electrical, plumbing, mechanical, brick flooring and all other related expenses, this permit was for $150,000, stated that he's not asking for an apology from anyone including the City Manager, just asking that what happened to him and his family never happens to another citizen or contractor in this city * Councilmembers/City Manager/City Attorney comments on various matters COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS COUNCILMEMBER MOUTON - ANNOUNCED THAT ON NOVEMBER 16, 2019, OUT OF DARKNESS WILL HAVE THEIR SUICIDE WALK AT THE EVENT CENTRE, GAVE CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF PAULINE MOUTON, HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT SHALOM MEDICAL CENTER, THANKED STAFF FOR THE BUDGET AND CAPITAL PROGRAM THAT WAS PRESENTED COUNCILMEMBER SAMUEL - ASKED THAT STAFF CHECK PROPERTY AT 2605 BLANCHETTE AND PROVIDE A WRITTEN REPORT REGARDING AN UNAUTHORIZED BUSINESS OPERATION OF A MECHANIC MAYOR PRO TEM PATE - STATED THAT LABOR DAY WILL BE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2019, A DAY TO APPRECIATE THOSE THAT MAKE AMERICA THE GREAT COUNTRY THAT IT IS, ANNOUNCED THAT LAMAR UNIVERSITY'S FIRST FOOTBALL GAME WILL BE THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2019, COMMENTED ON THE AURORA GAMES THAT HE ATTENDED ON LAST WEEK IN NEW YORK COUNCILMEMBER FELDSCHAU - NONE COUNCILMEMBER GETZ - COMMENTED ON THE 1 OOT" ANNUAL LABOR DAY TENNIS TOURNAMENT THAT TOOK PLACE THIS PAST WEEKEND, STATED THAT THERE WERE OVER 230 PEOPLE THAT PARTICIPATED COUNCILMEMBER NEILD - APOLOGIZED FOR ASKING SO MANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE BUDGET, STATED THAT THIS IS WHAT HE DOES FOR A LIVING AND TAKES BUDGETS VERY SERIOUSLY, THANKED THE CITY MANAGER AND CFO FOR SPENDING SEVERAL HOURS WITH HIM TO MAKE SURE THAT HE MAKES THE RIGHT DECISIONS FOR THE CITY MOVING FORWARD CITY ATTORNEY COOPER - ABSENT Minutes — August 27, 2019 'IST ASSISTANT ATTORNEY REED - NONE CITY MANAGER HAYES - NONE MAYOR AMES - NONE Open session of meeting recessed at 3:20 p.m. EXECUTIVE SESSION * Consider matters related to contemplated or pending litigation in accordance with Section 551.071 of the Government Code: Jefferson County, Texas v. City of Beaumont, Texas; No. B-198,481 Claim of Nicholas Carlotta ere beipg no ejCtion taken in Executive Session, Council adjourned B y Ame , a or W Tina Broussard, Clty Clerk �s J N Minutes — August 27, 2019