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MIN SEP 10 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 September 10, 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 September 10, 2019, at the City Hall Council Chambers, 801 Main Street, Beaumont, Texas, at 1:30 p.m. to consider the following: tee '_► � � 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. Father Anthony Clark with St. Mark's Episcopal Church gave the invocation. Mayor Ames led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was made by Tina Broussard, City Clerk. Present at the meeting were Mayor Ames, Mayor Pro Tem Pate, Councilmembers Nield, Getz, Feldschau, Samuel and Mouton. Also present were Kyle Hayes; City Manager; Tyrone Cooper, City Attorney; Tina Broussard, City Clerk. Proclamations, Presentation, Recognitions None Public Comment: Persons may speak on scheduled agenda item 1-3/Consent Agenda Landry Rountree 1565 S. Major Dr. Beaumont TX Commented on the City Council approving the Consent agenda along with the Council meeting minutes, stated that he has noticed recently in the minutes it stated facts by City staff regarding a certain business man, wanted to remind Council that facts don't always equate to truth CONSENT AGENDA * Approval of minutes — August 27, 2019 * Confirmation of committee appointments — None Minutes — September 10, 2019 A) Approve a contract with Gulf Coast Electric Company, Inc. for electrical services — Resolution 19-187 B) Approve the renewal of an annual support agreementwith Creative Switching Designs, Inc. for the City's phone system — Resolution 19-188 C) Approve the purchase of an annual maintenance agreement from SirsiDynix for use in the Library System — Resolution 19-189 D) Authorize the City Manager to sign a Pricing Schedule with AT&T for Switched Ethernet Service to be used for the City's network and the Regional Radio System — Resolution 19- 190 E) Approve a resolution accepting maintenance of the street, sewer, and water improvements in Champions Subdivision Phase I — Resolution 19-191 F) Authorize the City Manager to execute all documents necessary for an affiliation agreement with the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service — Resolution 19-192 G) Authorize the City Manager and the Chief of Police to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between the Beaumont Independent School District and the Beaumont Police Department — Resolution 19-193 H) Authorize the City Manager or his designee to execute all documents related to an agreement with the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) that would allow for federal reimbursement of overtime expenditures — Resolution 19-194 1) Approve a resolutionindicating an affirmative intent to continue to receive a share of bingo prize fees collected after January 1, 2020 — Resolution 19-195 i Councilmember Samuel moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Mouton seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NEILD, GETZ, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND MOUTON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED GENERAL BUSINESS 1. Consider amending Section 20.03.004 of the Code of Ordinances related to Speed Regulations and School Zones. Recently staff received a request from All Saints Episcopal School to add a school zone for their middle school. A zone is already established on Delaware that is in use for their elementary students. The middle school students are picked up and dropped off on French Road which is not included within that zone. After review, staff recommends an additional zone be set up on French Road that will address the middle school with the same times as the school zone on Delaware.. Minutes — September 10, 2019 Also, after reviewing the Sallie Curtis Elementary school zone, staff noticed that the description for the part of the school zone beginning on Westgate was incorrect. The changed description reflects the true location of the beginning of the school zone on Westgate for Sallie Curtis Elementary. Approval of the ordinance changes. Councilmember Getz moved to ADOPT AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 20, SECTION 20.03.004 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS BY CHANGING AND AMENDING SCHOOL ZONE TIMES FOR ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL AND BY CHANGING AND AMENDING SCHOOL ZONE BOUNDARIES FOR SALLIE CURTIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BEGINNING ON WESTGATE DRIVE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FORREPEAL; AND PROVIDING FOR PENALTY. Councilmember Neild seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NEILD, GETZ, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND MOUTON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Ordinance 19-053 2. Consider allowing ninety (90) day extensions for the parking, use and occupancy of Manufactured Housing Units (MHUs) and Recreational Vehicles (RVs) as temporary living quarters on six residential properties damaged by Hurricane Harvey in accordance with Ordinance 19-011. In September, 2017, as a response to more than 2,000 households affected by Hurricane Harvey, Council approved an ordinance to allow for the use of Recreational Vehicles (RVs) and, Manufactured Housing Units (MHUs) on residential property a period of one (1) year, with an additional six (6) month extension approved in September, 2018. In March, 2019 Ordinance 19-011 was approved granting an additional six (6) month extension, with the option for residents to apply for a ninety (90) day extension if the home is still under construction, the resident is in litigation with their insurance company or if they have applied for and are awaiting CDBG disaster recovery assistance. As we now approach the September 19 deadline, the vast majority of RVs and MHUs have been removed by the General Land Office. Applicants at the following addresses have applied for a ninety (90) day extension as allowed for under Ordinance 19-011. 3940 Anita Street 11100 Church Road 11130 Church Road 11220 Church Road 10355 Dusty Lane 11427 Old Voth Road Based on the applications submitted, the Administration is recommending extensions for these addresses. Minutes — September 10, 2019 Approval of the Ordinance Councilmember Mouton moved to ADOPT AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 19-011 BY ALLOWING FOR A NINETY (90) DAY EXTENSION FOR THE PARKING USE AND OCCUPANCY OF RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED AND INDUSTRIALIZED HOUSING AS TEMPORARY LIVING QUARTERS ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY DURING THE PERIOD OF REPAIR OR RECONSTRUCTION OF DAMAGE TO PROPERTY CAUSED BY HURRICANE/TS HARVEY; ALLOWING FORAN OPTION TO REQUEST AN ADDITIONAL NINETY (90) DAY EXTENSION; 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 19-054 3. Consider approving a contract with K & F Demolition, Inc. of Houston for the asbestos abatement and demolition of two structures located at 770 and 780 South 4th Street. The Best Years Center located at 780 South 4th Street has been replaced with the Lakeside Center. This older structure is approximately sixty-nine (69) years old and has been experiencing several foundation failures, roof leaks, and is in need of major renovations including asbestos abatement. It is no longer feasible to invest money into this aging facility. The Police Activity League Building located at 770 South 4th Street has not been occupied for approximately six years and is experiencing roof structure failure. Due to the structural issues with the two facilities, the demolition of both buildings is recommended by City staff. The land that the two structures occupy will be added into the Central Park green space. The parking lot located on the North side of the Best Years Center will remain in order to service the existing tennis courts. Bids were requested for the asbestos abatement and demolition of the two structures. Twelve vendors were notified; -and five bids were submitted. K & F Demolition, Inc. provided the low qualified bid in the total amount of $173,466.00. Funds will come from the Capital Reserve Fund. Approval of the resolution. Councilmember Samuel moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE BID SUBMITTED BY K&F DEMOLITION, INC., OF HOUSTON, TEXAS, FOR THE ASBESTOS ABATEMENT AND DEMOLITION OF TWO STRUCTURES LOCATED AT 770 AND 780 SOUTH 4T" STREET, IN THE AMOUNT OF $173,466.00, BE ACCEPTED BY THE CITY OF BEAUMONT AND THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH K&F DEMOLITION, INC., OF HOUSTON, TEXAS. Councilmember Mouton seconded the motion. Minutes — September 10, 2019 AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS GETZ, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND MOUTON NAYS: COUNCILMEMBER NEILD MOTION PASSED Resolution 19-196 PUBLIC HEARING Receive comments on the 2019 (FY 2020) proposed tax rate Public Hearing Open: 1:49 p.m. None Public Hearing Close: 1:49 p.m. WORK SESSIONS Review information related to the Water Utilities Fund and receive and give an update on sewer work in progress that's planned citywide Kyle Hayes, City Manager reviewed information related to the Water Utilities Fund. Mr. Hayes discussed the revenues, expenditures and fund balances for FY's 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020. It was stated that the last increase to the Water/Sewer rates was in October of 2016. The City issued $21 million in Water Revenue Bonds in May of 2017 and there has been approximately $6.9 million remaining out of the $21 million at this time. There is a plan to issue,$20 million in Water Revenue Bonds in early 2020. Back in March of this year, the Administration discussed a plan with the City Council to utilize $3 million out of the Fund Balance and the Water Fund for the following projects: Manhole Rehabilitation City wide - $600,000 Cleaning and Televising City wide - $400,000 Pipe Bursting City wide - $2,000,000 There was also discussion of the Tyrrell Park Golf Course which was constructed in the late 1930's. The course was contracted out at one time and has been managed by the City of Beaumont since 2004. The Golf Course has four full-time employees, (Director of Golf, Golf Course Superintendent; Pro Shop Manager and a Crew Leader). There are.up to fifteen (15) part-time employees, this is depending on the time of year and includes labor positions and pro shop assistants. There was also discussion of yearly transfers to the Golf Course fund, listed below are the following years and transfer amounts. Year 2010 — Transfer amount $ 70,000 Year 2012 — Transfer amount'$200,000 Year 2014 — Transfer amount $100,000 Year 2016 — Transfer amount $150,000 Year 2018 — Transfer amount $300,000 Year 2019 — Transfer amount $400,000 (Stabilizing the fund for FY 2020) Minutes — September 10, 2019 Review and discuss the operations of the Tyrrell Park Golf Course City Manager, Kyle Hayes discussed the Water Fund/Solid Waste Fund. There was discussion regarding the roughly 35 parks that the City manages, the Sterling Pruitt Activity Center at Magnolia Park, Lakeside Center, two Hike and Bike Trails, Tennis Center at the Athletic Complex, two swimming pools and the Henry Homberg Golf Course. COMMENTS 1 * Public Comments (Persons are limited to three minutes) Jeff Thomas 1355 Edwin Beaumont TX Spoke to Council regarding the same issue that he spoke on several weeks ago and that is - the two homes that are being built on both sides of his home, he has gotten some help from one of the Councilmembers-At-Large, hasn't gotten much of a response from the Planning Department or the Engineering Department, has been told by the Planning Department that they have issued a stop work order, evidently that hasn't happened, at this point not sure what's the status, stated he just needs a better understanding so he will know how to proceed, his property is being damaged when it rains and would like the City to adhere to the code and have the contractor do the same Marco Hernandez 2556 Angelina Beaumont TX Thanked Council for all that they do, stated that he's speaking on behalf of the family of Jessie Rodriguez, Jessie was a special young man, a great friend, a wonderful son and brother who was loved and was a respected member of the soccer community, Jessie was killed after leaving Cici's Pizza on August 17, 2019, stated that they would like to commemorate his life in spirit by naming the 4t" St. Soccer Court in his name, in addition there are other upgrades they would like to make to the court and would like to assist the City by providing the funds through a tournament held at the court in Jessie's honor, they would like to continue to do all they can to uplift the City and bring people together for a positive purpose and positive outcome, thanked Council for their sincere consideration and hopes to move forward with this plan Landry Rountree 1565 S. Major Beaumont TX Stated to Mr. Cooper, City Attorney that he wasn't at the last meeting but was quoted as saying that he heard that Mr. Cooper had directed the 390 tickets that he received in 2015, in the amount of over $145,000, if that's incorrect hopes that Mr. Cooper will correct that on today, wanted to talk about how someone can be silenced but not at the podium, stated that he received 390 tickets, was arrested by former Sgt. Troy Dyson, that lead to him filing a civil rights lawsuit against the City of Beaumont in 2016, discussed the court that it went to as well as a calendar that the court instructed to be done for court dates, discussed an issue that occurred between him and Sharae Reed, 1St Assistant City Attorney, he stated that what Ms. Reed did was gross incompetence and at best a lack of integrity Minutes — September 10, 2019 Thomas Sigee 2110 Liberty Ave. Beaumont TX Stated that his purpose for his visit on today is to try and build a bridge between Beaumont Independent School District and.the City of Beaumont, he's now the President of the BISD Board of Trustees, doesn't know what transpired over the last couple of years but thinks that he's the first President of the BISD Board to ever come before Council to extend a bridge, the City has approximately 17,800 little citizens that are a part of BISD, the school district has a model that says preparing the next generation/preparing them for the future and beyond, asked that if Council can think of anything that they can do or he can do better to please let him know Maissa Salibi 2495 Whisper Wind Dr. Beaumont TX Stated that she is currently a student at Lamar University, expressed one of her many concerns regarding safety here in Beaumont, 12Newsnow put out a report two years ago and in the report there was a study done by a Houston Law Firm listing the most dangerous City's in Texas, Beaumont came in third with a population of 117,000, Houston came in fourth with a population of 2 million, Dallas came in tenth with a population of a million, these Cities are much larger than Beaumont but Beaumont still managed to beat those City's out on a scale of how dangerous the Cities are, asked the Council what they could do to improve the safety of the residents and constituents in this City Jason Marshburn 1070 Monterrey Dr. Beaumont TX Stated that he's pleased to see that the City is trying to get the Loeb Water Plant up and running in Hardin County, commented on the Capital Works Projects, some of the projects are necessary, some are missing and some are dreams, discussed the missing projects, commented on the Laurel St. project thinks that Council should look at this one, the part that hasn't been replaced needs to be done, also stated that the most important projects are 4th St., Pointe Parkway North as well as extending Dowlen Rd. to Walden Rd., ask that Council focus on what can bring more revenue, disappointed that the sidewalks weren't finished on Dowlen Rd., particularly in front of the apartments near Phelan, the sidewalks need to go up to Marshall Middle School, sees citizens and kids walking in the grass and in the street Kenny Vaughn 1555 S. Major Dr. Beaumont TX Stated that he was present when Jessie Rodriguez lost his life, it radically changed the way that he sees people and things in this city, he saw a loving family witness the loss of their loved one, thinks Beaumont is the 25th most dangerous city in the nation, that's no small accomplishment, there's real reason for it and thinks it can be changed, begged Council to take it upon their shoulders to do something about it, also stated that what happened to Mr. Rountree was shameful and for someone in the city Attorney's office to defend it last week like they did was more shameful, Mr. Roundtree has fourteen children, was put out of business for two years, even saw him go on food stamps, he stands up here in Council honorably and he lives his life that way, prays that nothing like that ever happens to another citizen, also made comments regarding his construction board of appeals hearing Minutes — September 10, 2019 Councilmembers/City Manager/City Attorney comments on various matters Mayor Ames read the announcement regarding Executive Session being held at the conclusion of the General Business portion of the meeting. COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS COUNCILMEMBER NEILD - THANKED MR. SIGEE FOR ATTENDING THE MEETING AND REACHING OUT TO COUNCIL TO TRY AND HELP BUILD A BRIDGE BETWEEN THE CITY OF BEAUMONT AND BISD THAT HAS BEEN MISSING FOR SOME YEARS IN HIS PERSONAL OPINION, STATED THAT RIGHT AFTER HE GOT ELECTED ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HE BROUGHT TO COUNCIL WAS SEEING WHAT THEY CAN DO TO REVAMP THE CITY CHARTER, UNDERSTANDS THAT THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS EVERYONE HAS BEEN WORKING HARD ON THE BUDGET AND THAT HAS TAKEN MOST OF COUNCIL'S TIME, NEXT WEEK COUNCIL WILL BE DONE WITH THE BUDGET SO HE WOULD LIKE•TO SEE COUNCIL CONSIDER MOVING REVAMPING THE CHARTER UP ON THE ACTION ITEMS AND START WORKING HAVING WORKSHOPS ON REVAMPING, ONE OF THE THINGS IN THE CHARTER THIS WEEK THAT HE WOULD SPECIFICALLY LIKE TO BRING UP IS REGARDING THE CAPITAL PLAN, THE WAY THE CHARTER READS IS THAT THE CAPITAL PLAN IS FOR A FIVE YEAR PERIOD OF PROJECTS, AND IN THAT CAPITAL PLAN IT'S SUPPOSED TO GIVE COUNCIL WAYS AND MEANS TO FINANCE AND WHAT THE EXACT REASON IS FOR THAT, STATED THAT ON LAST WEEK COUNCIL BEAT A DEAD HORSE ABOUT WHAT NEEDS TO BE IN THE CAPITAL PLAN AND WHAT SHOULDN'T BE IN IT, HE'S NOT INTERESTED IN HAVING THAT ARGUMENT WITH ANYBODY BECAUSE HE TRULY BELIEVES THAT EVERYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO HAVE SOMETHING IN THE CAPITAL PLAN THAT THEY ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT, HE WOULD JUST LIKE TO SEE MORE DETAILS IN THE PLAN MOVING FORWARD AS TO WHAT THE MEANS AND METHODS ARE FOR FINANCING SOMETHING ALONG WITH THE HOW AND WHY COUNCILMEMBER GETZ - THANKED MR. MARSHBURN FOR COMING FORWARD AND SPEAKING ON THE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE DOWLEN RD. EXTENSION, STATED THAT THIS IS A PROJECT THAT HAS BEEN IN THE CAPITAL PLAN WELL BEFORE HE GOT ON COUNCIL, THE CITY MANAGER IS ON RECORD SAYING THAT IF THE CITY WAS A BUSINESS THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN DONE BECAUSE IT'S A GREAT PROJECT, BELIEVES THAT THE TIME HAS COME TO AT LEAST START ON THAT PROJECT AND THE START CAN BE THE CONSTRUCTION OF SEVEN TENTHS OF A MILE OF ROADWAY EXTENDING FROM COLLEGE ST. OUT TO WASHINGTON BLVD., THIS WOULD OPEN UP A LOT OF UNDEVELOPED LAND, THINKS THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THE CITY AS WELL AS COUNCIL REALLY NEEDS TO LOOK AT, THINKS IT'S AFFORDABLE, THIS WILL BRING A LOT OF LAND IN Minutes — September 10, 2019 FOR DEVELOPMENT THAT IS CURRENTLY JUST AGRICULTURE USE, IT WOULD ALLOW THE INTERSECTION OF WHAT WOULD BE DOWLEN AND WASHINGTON TO BE DEVELOPED FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES, THIS PROJECT NEEDS TO MOVE FORWARD AND FUNDED IN SOME WAY COUNCILMEMBER FELDSCHAU - THERE ARE STILL CITIZENS WHO HAVE CONCERNS REGARDING MARDI GRAS AND WHAT THE EXPENSE WILL BE FOR THE CITY AND WHAT'S THE PLAN TO ADDRESS THAT ISSUE, ASKED IF THE CITY MANAGER COULD SPEAK TO THE CITIZEN'S CONCERNS MAYOR PRO TEM PATE - THANKED .11MMY NEALE FOR GIVING COUNCIL AN OVERVIEW OF THE HENRY HOMBERG GOLF COURSE, HOPEFULLY COUNCIL CAN MOVE POSITIVELY ON, THIS, COMMENTED ON LAMAR UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL THEY ARE 2-0, THE NEXT GAME . WILL BE AGAINST TEXAS A&M, ENCOURAGED EVERYONE TO ALSO SUPPORT OUR LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAMS AS WELL, THANKED THOMAS SIGEE FOR STOPPING BY AND TALKING WITH COUNCIL, BOTH BISD AND THE CITY NEED TO BE ON THE SAME PAGE ON HOW TO MOVE FORWARD COUNCILMEMBER SAMUEL - THANKED MARCO HERNANDEZ FOR BEING AT THE MEETING, WANTED TO KNOW IF A DATE HAD BEEN SCHEDULED FOR THE FUND RAISER, THANKED HIM FOR THE WORK THAT HE HAS DONE FOR THE SOCCER COMMUNITY AND WHAT HE DOES FOR THE CITY, THANKED MR. SIGEE FOR COMING FORWARD WITH AN INVITATION TO BRIDGE THE CITY AND BISD, STATED THAT THERE IS A LONG HISTORY OF BISD AND THE CITY WORKING ON PROJECTS TOGETHER UP UNTIL ABOUT 5 OR 6 YEARS AGO, LOOKS FORWARD TO WORKING WITH BISD AND PROGRAMS SUCH AS EXPERIENCE CORE, THE CROSSING GUARDS AND MANY OTHER PROGRAMS, THE KIDS ARE ALL OF OUR KIDS COUNCILMEMBER MOUTON - THANKED MARCO HERNANDEZ FORATTENDING THE MEETING, EXTENDED CONDOLENCES TO MARCO AND THE FAMILY OF JESSIE RODRIGUEZ, CONGRATULATED MR. SIGEE ON HIS APPOINTMENT AND THANKED HIM FOR ATTENDING THE MEETING, LOOKS FORWARD TO WORKING WITH HIM IN BRIDGING THE GAP, STATED MAISSA SALIBI WHO SPOKE EARLIER THAT SHE WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK WITH HER AFTER THE MEETING REGARDING HER CONCERNS OF SAFETY, LAMAR UNIVERSITY IS IN HER WARD, WANTS TO SEE IF THEY CAN COME UP WITH SOMETHING BECAUSE SAFETY IS A MAJOR ISSUE ON THE MINDS OF EVERYONE, THERE ARE JUST SOMETHINGS THAT ARE OUT OF ANYONE'S CONTROL, WHATEVER CAN BE CONTROLLED AND WHERE EVER THERE CAN BE ASSISTANCE AND HELP SHE WOULD LIKE TO HELP DO WHAT SHE CAN Minutes — September 10, 2019 CITY ATTORNEY COOPER - STATED THAT HE WASN'T PRESENT AT THE LAST MEETING WHEN MS. REED MADE WHATEVER COMMENTS THAT WERE MADE REGARDING MR. ROUNTREE, THE COMMENT THAT WAS MADE BY MR. ROUNTREE THAT HE DIRECTED SOME 300 PLUS CITATIONS BE ISSUED AGAINST HIM IS TOTALLY FALSE, MR. COOPER STATED THAT HE WISHED HE DID HAVE THAT KIND OF POWER, IF HE DID HE WOULD NOT ABUSE IT THAT WAY BUT DOES NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF POWER, WHAT MUST BE TOLD IS THAT MR. ROUNDTREE SPEAKS TO THE LACK OF THE INTEGRITY ON THE PART OF MS. REED, STATED HE MUST COME TO HER DEFENSE, HE DID SO BY SAYING THAT MR.. ROUNTREE WAS BROUGHT TO THE CITY'S ATTENTION BY ONE OF HIS COLLOGUES FOR OPERATING HIS TOWING BUSINESS AFTER HIS STATE LICENSE HAD EXPIRED, MR. ROUNTREE WAS ON WHAT IS CALLED THE CITY'S NON -CONSENT TOW LIST, WHAT THAT MEANS IS THAT IF A CITIZEN HAS AN ACCIDENT WITHIN THE CITY AND THEY DO NOT HAVE A PREFERENCE OF WHO TO CALL TO HAVE THEIR VEHICLE TOWED THEN THE OFFICER WILL CALL A TOW COMPANY FROM WHAT IS CALLED A ROTATING LIST, MR. ROUNTREE WAS SUSPENDED FROM THAT OPERATION BECAUSE OF HIS EXPIRED LICENSE AND HIS OPERATING WITHOUT A LICENSE, THIS WAS APPEALED TO THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE COUNCIL UPHELD THE DECISION OF THE POLICE CHIEF THAT HIS OPERATION BE SUSPENDED FROM THE NON -CONSENT TOW LIST, WHILE MR. ROUNTREE WAS SUSPENDED FROM THAT TOW LIST OPERATION HE ARRIVED UPON THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT ON THE INTERSTATE, HE WAS ASKED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS TO LEAVE THE SCENE WHICH HE DID NOT, THE OFFICER THAT INSTIGATED HIS ARREST FOR NOT LEAVING WHEN HE WAS ASKED TO LEAVE GOT SUED BY MR. ROUNTREE TOGETHER WITH THE CITY, IT WAS IN THAT LAW SUIT THAT JUDGE MAGISTRATE GIBBLIN DISMISSED THE LAW SUITAS NOT HAVING ENOUGH BASIS AND LAW TO GO FORWARD, MR. ROUNTREE APPEALED THAT DECISION TO THE FIFTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS WHO AGREED WITH MAGISTRATE GIBBLIN, THE SUPREME COURT ALSO AGREED WITH MAGISTRATE GIBBLIN, SO HIS LAW SUIT HAS CONCLUDED AND IS DISPOSED OF, IT'S THE END OF IT, WE ALL SHOULD JUST MOVE ON, MR. COOPER STATED THAT MR. ROUNTREE COMES TO THE MEETINGS HE ATTACKS THE INTEGRITY AND PROFESSIONALISM OF HIMSELF AS WELL AS MS. REED, AGAIN EVERYONE SHOULD JUST MOVE ON CITY MANAGER HAYES - SPOKE REGARDING MARDI GRAS, STATED THAT IN FEBRUARY 2020, WILL BE THE FIRST WEEK OF EVENTS THAT WILL LAST FOUR DAYS, DOESN'T HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS AT THIS TIME, DID SAY THAT THE PLAN IS TO HAVE A GATED AREA WHERE CITIZENS WILL PAY A FEE TO GET IN, THE CITY WILL HAVE A $3.00 FEE AS A PART OF THAT COST TO GET IN THE GATE, ALL THE POLICE OFFICERS THAT WILL WORK INSIDE THE GATE WILL Minutes — September 10, 2019 j BE PAID BY MARDI GRAS, THERE'S A PLAN TO HAVE FOUR PARADES OF DIFFERENT SIZES, THE CITY AND MARDI GRAS PLAN TO SPLIT THE POLICE COST FOR THOSE FOUR PARADES 50/50 MAYOR AMES - THANKED MARCO HERNANDEZ FOR ATTENDING THE MEETING, STATED THAT MARCO HERNANDEZ AND A GROUP OF YOUNG MEN CAME TO COUNCIL SEVERAL YEARS AGO ASKING FOR A SOCCER COURT, THE CITY WAS ABLE TO PUT THE COURT OUT AT CENTRAL PARK AND HAS, BEEN VERY WELL UTILIZED, STATED THAT SHE WILL ATTEND AND HOPES THAT THE COUNCIL WILL JOIN HER, HIS FRIEND JESSIE WAS ONE OF THE YOUNG MEN THAT WAS INVOLVED IN GETTING THE SOCCER COURT, SHE WOULD BE IN SUPPORT OF PUTTING A PLAQUE AT THE PARK IN HIS REMEMBRANCE IF THE REST OF THE COUNCIL AGREES, WITH THAT OR AT LEAST FOUR OF THE COUNCIL AGREES, THINKS THAT MARCO IS DOING A GREAT THING BY PUTTING ON THIS FUND RAISING TOURNAMENT, CONGRATULATED MR. SIGEE, THINKS THAT THERE IS A CONSENSUS OF THE COUNCIL THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH BISD, HAS MET WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS AND THEY HAVE SOME THINGS THAT THEY DO WANT TO LOOK AT AND WANT TO CONTINUE THE RELATIONSHIP AS WELL, MENTIONED TO MAISSA SALIBI WHO SPOKE EARLIER THAT THE REASON SHE REQUESTED TO SEE THE SURVEY IS BECAUSE SAFETY IS A MAIN CONCERN ESPECIALLY AT A UNIVERSITY, THERE ARE A GROUP OF CITY PEOPLE THAT ARE WORKING WITH THE PRESIDENT OF LAMAR AND OTHERS TO LOOK AT SAFETY AND MAKE SURE WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING AS A CITY, ALSO THERE ARE SO MANY SURVEYS OUT THERE THAT YOU CAN FIND ONE THAT CAN SAY ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT IT TO SAY, THE LAST ONE SHE FOUND WAS BACK IN 2010, SO SHE ALWAYS WANTS TO LOOK AT THEM TO SEE WHERE THE DATA WAS RECEIVED ETC., THANKED MS. SALIBI FOR BEING A COLLEGE STUDENT THAT'S PAYING ATTENTION Open session of meeting recessed at 3:29 p.m. EXECUTIVE SESSION Consider matters related to contemplated or pending litigation in accordance with Section 551.071 of the Government Code: Claim of Taylor Dill * Consider matters related to the employment, evaluation, duties of a public officer or employee in accordance with Section 551.074 of the Government Code to wit; specifically: Minutes — September 10, 2019 ere being no ina Broussard, Kyles Haye�, City Manager Tyrone Cooper, City Attorney Tina Broussard, City Clerk Craig Lively, Chief Magistrate n taken in Executive Session, Council adjourned. Clerk Minutes — September 10, 2019