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MIN OCT 15 2019BEAUMONT T E X A S MIN 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 OCTOBER 15, 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 October 15, 2019, at the City Hall Council Chambers, 801 Main Street, Beaumont, Texas, at 1:30 p.m. to consider the following: C�7��11►C�' Invocation Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call * Presentation and Recognition Public Comment: Persons may speak on scheduled Agenda items 1-6/Consent Agenda * Consent Agenda Mayor Ames called the council meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Rick Ivy with Wesley United Methodist 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 Neild, Getz, Feldschau, Samuel and Mouton. Also present were Kyle Hayes, City Manager; Tyrone Cooper, City Attorney; Tina Broussard, City Clerk. Proclamations, Presentation, Recognitions "Meet the Blind Month and Recognize October 15, 2019 as the Annual National White Cane Safety Awareness Day" — October 15, 2019 - Proclamation read by Councilmember Mouton; accepted by Clinton Kyle with the National Federation of the Blind Golden Triangle Chapter 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 1-6/Consent Agenda None CONSENT AGENDA Approval of minutes — October 1, 2019 Minutes — October 15, 2019 * Confirmation of board and commission member appointments - None A) Approve a resolution waiving the penalty and interest for delinquent property taxes for ASA - Holdings LP — Resolution No. 19-219 B) Approve a resolution waiving the penalty and interest for delinquent property taxes for Thad Anthony Kimball - Resolution No. 19-220 C) Approve a resolution waiving the penalty and interest for delinquent property taxes for Ernest Antoine, Sr. - Resolution No. 19-221 D) Approve the renewal of a software maintenance agreement with Superion, LLC - Resolution No. 19-222 F) Approve the repair of the rotating screens at the Lawsons Pumping Station by Atlass SSI from Slaughter, Louisiana - Resolution No. 19-224 G) Accept maintenance of the street, sewer, and water improvements in Whispering Heights Subdivision Phase I - Resolution No. 19-225 H) Authorize the acceptance of a Sewer Line Easement located on North Major Drive - Resolution No. 19-226 Councilmember Samuel moved to approve the Consent Agenda excluding Item E. Mayor Pro Tem Pate seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NIELD, GETZ, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND MOUTON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED E. Approve the purchase of 15 golf carts for use at the Henry Homberg Golf Course - Resolution No. 19-223 Councilmember Samuel moved to approve Item E on the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Neild seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NIELD, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND MOUTON NAYS: COUNCILMEMBER GETZ MOTION PASSED GENERAL BUSINESS 1. Consider a resolution approving multiple contracts for the purchase of traffic marking materials. Minutes — October 15, 2019 Bids were requested for annual contracts. to supply signage, sign materials, hardware, specialty paints, traffic control materials and thermoplastic materials for use by various divisions within Public Works. Bids were requested from eleven vendors and three submitted bid responses. Specifications were divided into eight sections and required that each section be awarded to the lowest qualified bidder who bid the entire section and complied with the required specifications. Contracts are recommended as follows - Funds will come from the General Fund and Capital Program. Approval of the resolution. Mayor Pro Tem Pate moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE BIDS SUBMITTED BY THE VENDORS FOR ANNUAL CONTRACTS FOR THE PURCHASE OF TRAFFIC MATERIALS IN THE ESTIMATED TOTAL AMOUNT OF $629,327.75 BE ACCEPTED BY THE CITY OF BEAUMONT AND THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH EACH OF THE VENDORS. Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NEILD, GETZ, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND MOUTON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 19-227 2. Consider a resolution approving the purchase of two bulldozers for use in the Solid Waste Division. The bulldozers will be purchased from Associated Supply Co., Inc., of Beaumont, Texas, in the amount of $530,194.13. The new dozers will replace unit 5157 and 5090, which have exceeded their expected service life. They will be disposed of in accordance with the City's surplus equipment policy. Pricing was obtained through the Houston -Galveston Area Council (HGAC), a cooperative purchasing association providing cities and political subdivisions with the means to purchase specialized equipment at volume pricing. HGAC complies with State of Texas' procurement statutes. Minutes — October 15. 2019 SECTION VENDOR EST. TOTAL AMOUNT 1- Sign Blanks Osburn Associates, Inc. Logan, OH $ 48,975.00 2- Sign Faces Osburn Associates, Inc. Logan, OH $ 3,522.50 3- Finished Signs Osburn Associates, Inc. Logan, OH $ 43,115.35 4- Sheet Material Osburn Associates, Inc. Logan, OH $ 41,343.75 5- Hardware Trantex Transportation, Houston, TX $ 403,575.00 6- Marking Materials Trantex Transportation, Houston, TX $ 8,962.50 7- Paint Trantex Transportation, Houston, TX $ 48,893.50 8- Traffic Control Equip R&B Supply, Groves, TX $ 30,940.15 TOTAL $629,327.75 Funds will come from the General Fund and Capital Program. Approval of the resolution. Mayor Pro Tem Pate moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE BIDS SUBMITTED BY THE VENDORS FOR ANNUAL CONTRACTS FOR THE PURCHASE OF TRAFFIC MATERIALS IN THE ESTIMATED TOTAL AMOUNT OF $629,327.75 BE ACCEPTED BY THE CITY OF BEAUMONT AND THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH EACH OF THE VENDORS. Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NEILD, GETZ, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND MOUTON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 19-227 2. Consider a resolution approving the purchase of two bulldozers for use in the Solid Waste Division. The bulldozers will be purchased from Associated Supply Co., Inc., of Beaumont, Texas, in the amount of $530,194.13. The new dozers will replace unit 5157 and 5090, which have exceeded their expected service life. They will be disposed of in accordance with the City's surplus equipment policy. Pricing was obtained through the Houston -Galveston Area Council (HGAC), a cooperative purchasing association providing cities and political subdivisions with the means to purchase specialized equipment at volume pricing. HGAC complies with State of Texas' procurement statutes. Minutes — October 15. 2019 Funds will come from the Solid Waste Fund. Approval of the resolution. COuncilmember Mouton moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL HEREBY APPROVES THE PURCHASE OF TWO (2) BULLDOZERS FOR USE BY THE SOLID WASTE DIVISION FROM ASSOCIATED SUPPLY CO., INC., OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $530,194.13 THROUGH THE HOUSTON-GALVESTON AREA COUNCIL (H -GAC) COOPERATIVE PURCHASING PROGRAM. 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 19-228 3. Consider a resolution approving multiple contracts for mowing privately owned, developed and vacant property. Privately owned properties are in violation of the City's weed ordinance when, uncultivated growth exceeds twelve (12) inches. Property owners are notified of the violation and given a specific time frame to bring the property into compliance. If property owners fail to comply with the ordinance, the City's vendor mows the property and the property owner is fined. Bids were requested from twelve (12) vendors; and four responses were received. The bid specifications divide the City into four (4) sections and City staff determines what section will be awarded to a vendor according to pricing and qualifications. A map of the sections is provided. Contracts are recommended as follows: SECTION VENDOR EST. TOTAL AMOUNT Section I Yardboy Lawncare Service, Beaumont TX $231,049.96 Section II DMJ Landscaping, Port Arthur, TX $ 84,626.75 Section III SMO Unlimited, Port Arthur, TX $ 75,697.12 Section IV SMO Unlimited, Port Arthur, TX $100,477.35 SMO Unlimited was the low qualified bidder overall and was awarded two sections because Beaumont Products & Services of Beaumont proposal was more than three times the budgeted amount for this service causing the bid to be rejected. The contracts are for one (1) year with an extension of two (2) additional one (1) year terms. The total bid represents an approximate seven percent (7%) increase over the current contract with a total estimated annual cost of $491,851.18. Funds will come from the General Fund and Planning and Community Development. Minutes — October 15, 2019 Councilmember Samuel moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE BIDS SUBMITTED BY YARDBOY LAWNCARE SERVICE, OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS, FOR AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $231,049.96 FOR SECTION 1, NORTHEAST; DMJ LANDSCAPING, OF PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS,. FOR AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $84,626.75 FOR SECTION 2, MISCELLANEOUS; SMO UNLIMITED, OF PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS, FOR AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $75,697.12 FOR SECTION 3, CHARLTON POLLARD; AND BY SMO UNLIMITED, OF PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS, FOR AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $100,477.35 FOR SECTION 4, SOUTHEAST FOR A ONE (1 ) YEAR CONTRACT, WITH AN EXTENSION OF TWO (2) ADDITIONAL ONE (1) YEAR TERMS FOR MOWING PRIVATELY -OWNED DEVELOPED AND VACANT PROPERTIES AND THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH EACH OF THE VENDORS. Councilmember Neild seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NIELD, GETZ, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND MOUTON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 19-229 4. Consider a resolution approving the rebuild of a D8T Dozer used at the landfill. Unit 5190 is a 2014 Caterpillar D8T Dozer, with 13,143 working hours. Scheduled rebuild and maintenance, consisting of an undercarriage rebuild and engine replacement, is to be completed by Mustang Cat of Houston in the amount of $463,947.00. Mustang Cat is a Sole Source Vendor. This work will come with a 36 month/5,000-hour warranty. The unit is used at the landfill to cover debris to comply with TCEQ regulations. Funds will come from the Solid Waste Fund. Approval of the resolution. Councilmember Neild moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL HEREBY APPROVES THE PURCHASE OF THE PARTS AND LABOR NECESSARY FORA REBUILD OFA CATERPILLAR D8T DOZER FOR USE BY THE SOLID WASTE OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT BY MUSTANG CAT, OF HOUSTON, TEXAS, A SOLE SOURCE VENDOR, IN THE AMOUNT OF $463,947.00. Councilmember Mouton seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NEILD, GETZ, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND MOUTON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 19-230 5. Consider a resolution approving the purchase of a Vactor Combination Sewer Cleaner for use in the Streets & Drainage Division. Minutes — October 15, 2019 The sewer cleaner will be purchased from Freightliner of Austin, of Austin, Texas, in the amount of $383,656.00. The new cleaner will replace unit 3337, which has exceeded the expected service life. It will be disposed of in accordance with the City's surplus equipment policy. Pricing was obtained through the Buyboard, a cooperative purchasing association providing cities and political subdivisions with the means to purchase specialized equipment at volume pricing. Buyboard complies with State of Texas' procurement statutes. Funds will come from the Capital Reserve Fund. Approval of the resolution. Councilmember Feldschau moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL HEREBY APPROVES THE PURCHASE OF ONE (1 ) VACTOR COMBINATION SEWER CLEANER FOR USE BY THE STREETS AND DRAINAGE DIVISION FROM FREIGHTLINER OF AUSTIN, OF AUSTIN, TEXAS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $383,656.00 THROUGH THE BUYBOARD COOPERATIVE PURCHASING PROGRAM. Mayor Pro Tem Pate seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR. AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERSNEILD, GETZ, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND MOUTON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 19-231 6. Consider a resolution approving the purchase of a new ambulance box for use in the Emergency Medical Service Division. The ambulance box will be purchased from Frazer, Ltd., of Houston, in the amount of $181,100.00. The new box will be mounted on a new chassis, replacing unit 7170, which has exceeded the expected service life. It will be disposed of in accordance with the City's surplus equipment policy. Pricing was obtained through the Houston -Galveston Area Council (HGAC),.a cooperative purchasing association providing cities and political subdivisions with the means to purchase specialized equipment at volume pricing. HGAC complies with State of Texas procurement statutes. Funds will come from the Capital Reserve Fund. Approval of the resolution. Councilmember Neild moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL HEREBY APPROVES THE PURCHASE OF ONE (1) AMBULANCE BOX TO BE MOUNTED ON A NEW CHASSIS FOR USE BY THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) DIVISION FROM FRAZIER, LTD., OF HOUSTON, TEXAS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $181,100.00 THROUGH THE HOUSTON -GALVESTON AREA COUNCIL (H -GAC COOPERATIVE PURCHASING PROGRAM. Councilmember Feldschau seconded the motion. `Minutes — October 15, 2019 AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NEILD, GETZ, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND MOUTON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 19-232 WORK SESSION Review and discuss the proposed Dowlen-College to Interstate 10 Project that is listed in the Capital Program under Projects for Consideration Dr. Joe Majdalani, Public Works Director reviewed and discussed the proposed Dowlen- College to Interstate 10 Project. There was discussion on the project limits, the first was College Street to Washington Blvd, which is 0.8 miles, the second was Washington Blvd., to Walden Road, which is 1.21 miles, the third was Walden Road to IH -10 which is 0.74 miles. Dr. Majdalani discussed the challenges regarding the three project limits. There was also discussion of the proposed typical roadway section (NTS) and the estimated construction cost. The Dowlen Road Extension from College Street (US -90) to IH -10 has a construction estimate for streets and drainage of $29,238,000, the construction estimate for water and sewer is $4,000,000, surveying estimate is $75,000, engineering services for the bridge design only is $240,000 and the quality assurance/quality control estimate is $75,000. The Public'Works total is $29,268,000, Water and Sewer total $4,000,000 and the Construction estimate is $33,628,000. The timeline for surveying is sixty (60) days, 30% design will be sixty (60) days, 60% design would be sixty (60) days and the final design would be sixty (60) days as well, with a total of eight (8) months. This would be with four (4) staff members working four (4) hours a day on design, traffic, drainage and drafting. PUBLIC HEARING * Receive comments on the proposed Sewer Line Replacement Program Guidelines Public Hearing Open: 3:35 p.m. Jeremy Pavlich 695 Chamberlin Beaumont TX Thanked Council for implementing this program, thinks the citizens will benefit from this program and the city will get a lot taken off of them, stated that he's available for resources and if he's needed for any questions etc. Public Hearing Close: 3:37 p.m. 7. Consider a resolution approving the Sewer Line Replacement Program Guidelines. The City regularly receives calls from citizens having issues with their plumbing properly draining into to the City's sewer system. When -the system's failure is within the owner's property, the City is not able to offer help. As repairs can be very expensive, it is not uncommon for problems to persist. Minutes — October 15, 2019 In an effort to address this issue, City Council approved a line item in the 2019 CDBG Action Plan in the amount of $500,000 that can be used for such repairs for low -to -moderate income households. The proposed Sewer Line Replacement Program Guidelines are enclosed outlining the Program. It should be noted that the Guidelines are for low -to - moderate income households, with a senior and/or disability priority. With regard to how the Program will work, the City's Water & Sewer Maintenance Division will provide a work write-up and refer the homeowner to the Planning & Community Development Department to review income and other factors to determine eligibility in the Program. The City will then procure bids for the work and the contractor will begin work once contracts between all parties (including the homeowner) have been executed. Permits and inspections will be required. It should be noted that this will not be a quick process, rather an alternative to the repairs not being done. Funds would come from The Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Conduct the Public Hearing and approve the resolution. Councilmember Neild moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL HEREBY ADOPTS THE SEWER LINE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM GUIDELINES. Councilmember Feldschau seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NEILD, GETZ, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND MOUTON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 19-233 COMMENTS Public Comments (Persons are limited to three minutes) Arthur Doiron 5595 Gail Dr. Beaumont TX Spoke to Council regarding the homelessness, stated that he's seeing more on Hwy 69 and Dowlen, what he's afraid of is that the city will start dying because of the homeless, didn't know if the city was getting with businesses and asking them to pick up trash in front of their establishments, if not asked that they do, it will make Beaumont a better place to live if it's clean Harold Haynes 5405 Seale Rd. Beaumont TX Thanked Councilmember Feldschau for coming out to met with him and walking Glenwood St., to see the condition of the street, Councilmember Feldschau stated that the street was in a third world condition, commented on the multi-million dollar projects that were discussed in Council on today, stated that he's alright with anything that will move the city forward but Minutes — October 15, 2019 asked that they don't be left behind, Councilmember Samuel made comments about having to dodge pot holes on the street or riding on the wrong side of the street because the other side is deplorable and Council sits and talks about multi-million dollar projects, asked if they know how that makes them feel, Glenwood St., is one of the most heavily traveled streets in that neighborhood but yet it's not on the street rehabilitation list to be repaired, wanted to know why it's not on the list Joseph Haynes 415 Center St. Beaumont TX Stated that a few months ago he had his water meter stolen, called the Police Department and made a report, the city came out quickly and replaced the meter, a few months later he had a leak, the water department came out and unfortunately the leak was on his side, he made the repairs and about a month later he received close to a $300.00 water bill, he asked the city to consider a leak adjustment, stated that next week will be two months and the leak adjustment is still pending, the issue still hasn't been resolved, he went to Councilmember Getz to get some help, the first response that the Councilmember got was that the meter had not been changed, it clearly states on the bill that the meter was replaced, he's working against wrong information on the city level and it makes it hard for him to get this resolved, asked if he could get some help with getting the leak adjustment done, he can then pay the bill and get his water back on James Eller 2332 Evalan Beaumont TX Stated that he attended the Drainage District 6 meeting held on. -today, asked why the ,city couldn't borrow a hundred million dollars with $32 million for road projects, purchase high water vehicles, such as five trucks, five air boats at $80,000 apiece and $67 million towards road fixtures as well as factoring in the Dowlen Rd., extension project Cathryn Cole 2750 S. 8th St. Beaumont TX Spoke to Council regarding AmeriCorps Vista which she is a member, stated that AmeriCorps works to eradicate poverty within communities, there are a lot of organizations that can utilize AmeriCorps and would like Council to get the word out, a lot of organizations don't know they exist, announced an informational meeting that will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2019, at R.C. Miller Library, 1605 Dowlen Rd., asked everyone to come out and hear what AmeriCorps has to offer Councilmembers/City Manager/City Attorney comments on various matters COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS COUNCILMEMBER MOUTON - COUNCILMEMBER SAMUEL - MAYOR PRO TEM PATE - COUNCILMEMBER FELDSCHAU - NONE NONE COMMENTED ON DOGTOBERFEST, OKTOBERFESTAS WELL AS LAMAR UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL, ASKED THAT EVERYONE KEEP COUNCIL ON THEIR PRAYER LIST COMMENTED ON THE DOWLEN RD., EXTENSION PROJECT AND THE COMMENTS THAT COUNCILMEMBER SAMUEL MADE, Minutes — October 15, 2019 STATED THAT ANY PROJECT HE WOULD CONSIDER HE HOPES WOULD IMPACT ALL THE CITIZENS OF BEAUMONT IN A POSITIVE WAY, THINKS THAT EVERYONE ON COUNCIL IS CONCERNED ABOUT THE INFRASTRUCTURE, PUBLIC WORKS AND THE APPEARANCE OF THE CITY, ANY CONSIDERATION THAT HE WOULD GIVE TOWARDS $33 MILLION DOLLARS WOULD CREATE REVENUE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL THE CITIZENS OF BEAUMONT AND NOT JUST ONE SEGMENT, DOES CARE ABOUT EVERYONE THROUGHOUT THE CITY, STATED THAT HE HEARS COUNCILMEMBER SAMUEL REGARDING WARD III AND THE CHALLENGES THAT ARE THERE, THANKED MR. HAYNES FOR BEING SO KIND IN MENTIONING HIM IN HIS COMMENTS REGARDING GLENWOOD ST., BELIEVES THAT THIS COUNCIL IS DOING EVERYTHING IT CAN AS FAST AS IT CAN, THAT'S WHY HE WOULD CONSIDER THE DOWLEN RD. EXTENSION PROJECT SO THAT IT CAN CREATE NEW REVENUE FOR THE CITIZENS OF BEAUMONT, THERE HAS TO BE MORE MONEY GENERATED TO MAKE BEAUMONT A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE COUNCILMEMBER GETZ - APPRECIATES HAVING THE WORKSESSION ON THE DOWLEN RD., EXTENSION, STATED THAT IT'S HARD TO SIT ON COUNCIL AND ASK FOR MORE MONEY AND NEW STREETS WHEN COUNCIL KNOWS THAT SO MUCH OF THEIR COMMUNITY IS HURTING DUE TO TS/IMELDA AND THE FLOODING THAT OCCURRED IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE CITY, COUNCIL KNOWS THAT MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE FOR FLOOD MITIGATION, STATED THAT HE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS AND WAS ABLE TO FIND OUT THAT THEY WILL COME IN IF THEY ARE ASKED TO COME IN TO A CITY OF ANY GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY FOR FREE AND HELP MAKE AN ASSESSMENT OF THEIR FLOOD STRUCTURE (READ A LETTER REGARDING THE 1960 FLOOD CONTROL ACT) ASKED IF A WORKSESSION COULD BE DONE AND FOR THERE TO BE DISCUSSION ON WHETHER OR NOT THERE SHOULD BE AN INVITATION EXTENDED TO THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO COME IN AND DISCUSS THE CITY'S FLOOD MITIGATION, ANNOUNCED THAT THE DOWLEN/WEST NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION WILL HAVE THEIR REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2019, AT 6:00 P.M., AT ROGERS PARK COMMUNITY CENTER, THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL HAVE THEIR ANNUAL BANQUET TONIGHT AT THE BEAUMONT CIVIC CENTER COUNCILMEMBER NEILD - COMMENTED ON THE DRAINAGE DISTRICT 6 MEETING THAT HE ATTENDED ON TODAY, STATED THAT THERE WAS ONE THING HE WANTED TO CLARIFY FOR CITIZENS, THERE IS A CERTAIN POINT IN THE WATER SYSTEM WHERE THE WATER IS TRANSFERRED TO A DD6 SYSTEM, THERE WILL BE A LOT OF DD6 MEETINGS OCCURRING, ENCOURAGE CITIZENS TO GET INVOLVED IN THOSE Minutes — October 15, 2019 MEETINGS AND TO HAVE A VOICE AS TO WHAT SOME OF THE SOLUTIONS MIGHT BE CITY ATTORNEY COOPER - I NONE CITY MANAGER HAYES - INFORMED CITIZENS PRESENT AT THE COUNCIL MEETING THAT THERE'S AN UPDATED STREET REHABILITATION LIST ON THE TABLE AS THEY EXIT COUNCIL CHAMBERS, AS IT RELATES TO WARD IV, OVER THE LAST YEAR THERE HAS BEEN ABOUT $900,000 SPENT ON NINE STREETS, THERE'S FIVE STREETS THAT ARE UNDER CONTRACT FOR ANOTHER $672,000, GLENWOOD IS LISTED AS PLANNED, WHAT THAT MEANS IS THAT THE MONEY IS THERE, IT'S JUST A MATTER OF GOING OUT FOR BIDS FOR A CONTRACTOR TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE ADDITIONAL STREETS MAYOR AMES - STATED_ THAT DOWNTOWN BEAUMONT HAD A LOT OF FUNCTIONS GOING ON THIS WEEKEND WITH DOGTOBERFEST; THE ALZHEIMER'S WALK AND OKTOBERFEST, ANNOUNCED THE GIRLS HAVEN GUMBO ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019, IN THE PARKING LOT OF PARKDALE MALL, ENCOURAGED EVERYONE TO GO OUT AND SUPPORT THEM Openrsession of meeting recessed at 4:03 p.m. EXECUTIVE SESSION Consider matters related to contemplated or pending litigation in accordance with Section 551.071 of the Government Code: Thfpre being no Tina Broussard, Hermelda Urieta v. City of Beaumont, Texas; Cause No. A-203,879 Joseph Thomas Rye vs. The City of Beaumont; Cause No. D-203,501 n taken in Executive Session, Council adjourned. Clerk Minutes — October 15, 2019