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MIN NOV 5 2019CONSENTAGENDA Approval of minutes — October 29, 2019 Confirmation of board and commission member appointments — Resolution 19-255 Andy Bogan would be appointed to the Convention and Tourism Advisory Board. The term would commence November 5, 2019 and expire September 30, 2021. (Councilmember Randy Feldschau) A) Approve the purchase of network router and switch equipment from CDW-G for use in the Police Department — Resolution 19-256 B) . Authorize the settlement of the lawsuit styled Joseph Thomas Rye v. The City of Beaumont; Cause No. D-203,501 — Resolution 19-257 C) Approve the purchase of one 24" control valve from Municipal Valve of Wimberly, Texas for use at the City Water Utilities Department — Resolution 19-258 D) Authorize the City Manager to sign a contract for an Intelligence Led Police Training Course funded through the U.S. Department of Justice Project Safe Neighborhoods Block Grant Program — Resolution 19-259 Councilmember Neild moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Feldschau seconded the motion. AYES: NAYS: MOTION PASSED GENERAL BUSINESS MAYORAMES, MAYOR PROTEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NIELD, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND MOUTON NONE 1. Consider a resolution to -adopt City Council Procedures and Decorum Policy in the conducting of its business.' The Beaumont City CharterArticle 111, Section 9 states thatthe City Council shall determine its own rules and order of business. There has been recent discussion and requests made for Council to consider the adoption of rules of decorum to ensure that Council meetings are conducted in an orderly and efficient manner. A draft of a suggested City Council Procedures and Decorum Policy will be provided for your consideration. Approval of Resolution. .1) Mayor Pro Tem Pate moved to TABLE THIS ITEM FOR ONE WEEK. Councilmember Neild seconded the motion. Minutes — November 5, 2019 AYES: NAYS: MOTION PASSED MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NEILD, FELDSCHAU AND SAMUEL MAYOR AMES, COUNCILMEMBER MOUTON Councilmember Mouton moved to REOPEN THE TABLED MOTION TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE COUNCIL PROCEDURES AND DECORUM POLICY, IS HEREBY IN ALL THINGS ADOPTED. Mayor Ames seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, COUNCILMEMBER MOUTON NAYS: MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NEILD, FELDSCHAU AND SAMUEL MOTION FAILED 2. Consider a resolution to approve or deny the scheduling of a work session item on a future City Council agenda to review and discuss adopting Robert's Rules of Order. An action item to adopt Robert's Rules of Order was requested by Councilmember Getz. The City Council will determine if they would like to have a work session to discuss this topic. Councilmember Feldschau moved to DENY A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO SCHEDULE A WORK SESSION ITEM ON A FUTURE CITY COUNCIL AGENDA TO REVIEW AND DI SCUSS ADOPTING ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER. Councilmember Neild seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NEILD, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND MOUTON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED PUBLIC HEARING Dangerous Structures Public Hearing Open: 1:59 p.m. Adriana Garcia -- Item #7 3245 Corley Charles Reese Item #18 2005 Magnolia Michael Barnes Item #11 4510 Galveston St. 2985 Dogwood Ln. 339 Canton St. 4510 Galveston St. Beaumont TX San Antonio TX Beaumont TX Minutes — November 5, 2019 Public Hearing Close: 2:31 p.m. 3. Consider an ordinance to declare thirty (30) structures to be unsafe structures and order the owners to raze the said structures within ten (10) days. If the property owner fails to comply within ten (10) days, staff is requesting City Council authorization to demolish these structures without further notification to the property owner or City Council, action. Additionally, if the property owner of a structure requests and is authorized by City Council to enroll in a work program, all delinquent taxes shall be paid in full or a payment -plan shall be established prior to enrollment in the work program. Enrollment in the work program shall occur within ten days after the effective date of this ordinance. 1. 1628 Annie 2. 1345 Broadway& shed 3. 3815 Bryan 4. 11710 Carpenter& garage 5. 1230 Chamberlin includes shed & carport 6. 4305 Congress 7. 3245 Corley 8. 380 Delaware& shed 9. 855 Delaware& shed 10. 1390 Edwin & shed 11. 4510 Galveston & shed 12.4025 Garden 13.5795 Garner & 2 auxiliary buildings 14.11380 Glenbrook 15.1320 Harriot (garage only) 16.4040 Houston & shed 17.315 Lethia 18.2005 Magnolia (commercial) & 2 auxiliary buildings 19.360 Manning & shed 20.10225 Phelan & garage 21.3495 Pine & shed 22.11150 Pine Cove & shed 23.1615, Roberts (shed only) 24.7870 San.Bruno (garage only) 25.2620 San Jacinto 26.3105 S. 6th St & carport 27.7720 Stonetown & sheds 28.3375 Taliaferro 29.3195 Washington (commercial) 30.4065 Willie Mae These structures have been inspected by the Building Codes Division and found to be unsafe structures as defined by the City of Beaumont's Code of Ordinances, Chapter 24, Article 24.04 Unsafe Substandard Structures, Division 1, Sec. 14.04.001 of the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code. Additionally, these structures have deteriorated to a condition that they are no longer considered suitable for repair. Sources may include General funds and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. Approval of the ordinance. Minutes — November 5, 2019 Councilmember Neild moved to ADOPT AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FINDING CERTAIN STRUCTURES TO BE PUBLIC NUISANCES AND ORDERING THEIR DEMOLITION AND REMOVAL OR REPAIR; AS WELL AS TO ALLOW PROPERTY OWNERS OF ITEMS #7, 11 AND 18, TO ENTER INTO A 150 DAY WORK PROGRAM ON THE DANGEROUS STRUCTURES LIST, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR A PENALTY. Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NEILD, FELDSCHAU, SAMUEL AND MOUTON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Ordinance 19-072 COMMENTS Public Comments (Persons are limited to three minutes) Stephen Hoffman 7045 Blarney Beaumont TX Spoke to Councilregarding the Worksession that occurred on Monday, stated that Council decided ' to move forward on the additional water pump station, thought this was a smart move, it's probably the best thing that can be addressed given the condition of the pump station, asked that the right height be used and notjust meetthe standard flood level, thinks the city should go well above the standard level James Eller 2332 Evalan Beaumont TX Stated to Council that there is a veteran that wants to look into getting some,of the red tag homes, would like to get veterans to work on those homes, this way they will learn a trade and give back to the communit', asked that the city help push this forward especially for y some of the lower income citizens, spoke with a couple of Councilmembers in regards to the $29 million, asked that Council try and do some type of flood mitigation especially on Delaware to pump the water through conveyance water tunnels and maybe get with DD6'to cut cost, DD6 may have a FEMA project in the works where they may be getting reimbursement from FEMA at the same time Fredrick Fusilier 4955 Ada St. Beaumont TX Addressed Council regarding the proposed Dowlen Road extension that Council has been discussing recently, stated that most of the Council's discussion around this extension is that the city has to grow, seems like Council is trying to grow this city for a city that's already here, the South and East side of the city is almost forgotten, the City Manager was cavalier enough to say that it would take a billion dollars to repair all the streets in the city, he stated that he doesn't know how anyone can be that unconscionable and say something like that about the rest of this city, there might be about three million dollars or more to repair streets, the Dowlen Road extension would probably be good for a city that has forty two million dollars to just throw away, the city has already extended the street past the mall and is waiting on money back by people building on it and now you want to extend Dowlen Rd., to I - Minutes — November 5, 2019 10, there will be a wait of another ten to fifteen years to receive the money back on that extension, in the mean time the citizens on his end of town are still having -to dodge pot holes, the two most vocal supporters of this proposal has probably never had to dodge a pot hole, he dodges them every day, stated to Council'that when they start thinking about how to advance this city it can't be ' done by leaving the rest of the city behind, that's how city's deteriorate, there's advancement out to the West, the South and East just keeps going down the drain, asked that some money be spent on his street Sheila Eldridge 2210 Somerset St. Beaumont TX Spoke to Council regarding herwater bill, stated that in September herwater bill was $80.22, received her Octo ' ber bill it was $127.00, her November bill was $252.00, stated that she contacted the city and spoke to Ms. Hoyt and others in. Water Customer Service on several different occasions, it was stated to her that she may have a leak and needed to get it checked, the house she lives in is a scattered sight home with the Beaumont Housing Authority, the maintenance man walked the property and there was no leak found, when the water was turned on the meter started to spin at a tremendous rate, asked for some help dealing with this issue Corma Cameron 945 Thomas Rd. Beaumont TX Spoke about the proposed extension to Little Woodrow's Sports Bar on Phelan, has serious concerns regarding the safety and the disaster planning in the parking lot, this has a direct correlation with the maximum occupancy, the improvement to the parking and the accessibility to the other businesses has improved quite a bit'since the maximum occupancy has been reduced this past week to the correct level, approving the proposed expansion would result in going back to a higher maximum level, this would affect the parking, the parking lot is simply to small, stated that she relies on Basic Foods extensively as it s the only one in Beaumont, if something were to happen and the store closed she would have to drive to Houston and doesn't want to do that, it has been difficult to find somewhere to park, has felt unsafe to go to the store at times, asked that Council please consider all that is involved Karen Kemp 4153 FIVI 10035 . Kountze TX Spoke regarding Basic Foods and how grateful she is that it's here in Beaumont as she has a digestive health issue and relies on Basic Foods, with the opening of Little Woodrow's Sports Bar the store has experienced a major decline in customer traffic, customers �have had to walk long distances from their vehicles to the store, asked that Council would take this into consideration as well as visiting the Colonnade to see the parking lot and the situation, there's not enough parking capacity for the patrons that are visiting Barbara Shipper 9480 Walden Rd. Beaumont TX Stated that she's against the expansion for Little Woodrow's Sports Bar, would like to see the occupancy go down for the same reasons that was stated previously, the parking has been an- issue, this has lowered Basic Foods revenue, there will be continued conflict between the neighbors and Little Woodrow's regarding the parking, if Basic Foods could have more designated parking spots that mi ay help, the owner of the Colonnade shopping center has allotted Basic Foods nine parking spaces in front of the their store, it has helped Minutes — November 5, 2019 some but more is needed, commented on the conditions that Planning and Zoning put forward �in regards to the expansion, doesn't think this will work I Joyce McKinney 3220 Christopher Beaumont TX Spoke to Council regarding her water bill, in June herwaterwas cut off at her rental property, stated that she is still getting.a water bill every month for the same amount which is about three hundred dollars, stated that she wasn't aware that she needed to come to the Water Department and have the water turned off as it was already cut off Marcia Cavett 7475 Prestwick Circle Beaumont TX Spoke regarding the proposed expansion to Little Woodrow's Sports Bar and the effect it would have on Basic Foods, the ability to continue the business is in jeopardy with a twenty percent loss in revenue, a small business simply can't sustain this type of loss, sixteen businesses operate in a two hundred and sixty parking space lot, this does not allow for all businesses to be served properly, asked how can the Council come up with a decision to allow Basic Foods and other businesses that are in the Colonnade to operate successfully, safely and in a clean parking lot Han Kim Nguyen 3475 Redwood Dr. Beaumont TX Spoke on behalf of the nail shop that's located in the Colonnade regarding Little Woodrow's Sports Bart and their expansion, stated that Little Woodrow's takes over 75 to 80% of the parking, which is more than ten businesses around the Colonnade, in the mornings it's really nice, there's parking for their patrons, that all changes when they open at 2:-00 p.m., since the bar has opened it has changed everything, feels that it's not safe, there's broken glass everywhere in the parking lot, often wonders who's responsible for picking up all the broken glass, when she leaves work she sees a lot of cars that aren't driving safe, very worried about her customers and the rest of the people that visit the other businesses around her, her weekends were very busy but due to Little Woodrow's her business has slowed down Judy Perkins 5350 Avie Beaumont TX Stated that she was very happy when Basic Foods moved to Beaumont, prior to that she would drive to Houston to get,her food, recently it's been hard to shop in the late evening due to parking, she turned in the parking lot a few weeks ago and had to leave because there was no where to park, something needSrto be done, hopefully Council will address this problem quickly because she doesn'twant to drive to Houston to,shop if something happens to the store Councilmembers/City Manager/City Attorney comments on various matters COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS COUNCILMEMBER NEILD - WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT CONSIDERATION IS STILL BEING GIVEN FOR NIGHT TIME MEETINGS IN THE NEAR FUTURE COUNCILMEMBER GETZ - ABSENT COUNCILMEMBER FELDSCHAU - NONE Minutes — November 5, 2019 MAYOR PRO TEM PATE - COMMENTED ON THE JAzz AMBASSADOR'S FIELD BAND THAT HAD A SALUTE TO "THE GREATEST GENERATION" AT THE JULIE ROGERS THEATRE, STATED THAT MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2019, WILL BE VETERANS DAY, IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE THAT HAS SERVED IN THE MILITARY THANK THEM FOR THEIR SERVICE, ANNOUNCED A PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT THE PORT OF BEAUMONT ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019, ALSO THE VIETNAM VETERANS WILL HAVE A PROGRAM AT THE FIRE MUSEUM, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2019, AT 11:00 A.M. COUNCILMEMBER SAMUEL - NONE COUNCILMEMBER MOUTON - GAVE CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF PATSY HADNOT, STATED THAT SHE IS A CUSTOMER OF BASIC FOODS, HAS NOT VISITED LITTLE WOODROW'S, SHE WILL TAKE THE TIME TO GO OUT AND TAKE A LOOK, STATED MAYBE AS NEIGHBORS LITTLE WOODROW'S MIGHT CONSIDER BEING A LITTLE MORE NEIGHBORLY, SURELY THEY CAN'T CONTROL ALL OF THEIR CUSTOMERS, CAN'T IMAGINE NOT HAVING BASIC FOODS, MONDAY IS VETERANS DAY, PLEASE THANK SOMEONE FOR THEIR SERVICE, THANKED MS. SHELIA ELDRIDGE WHO SPOKE EARLIER FOR HER SERVICE AND HOPED SHE WAS TAKEN CARE OF CITY ATTORNEY COOPER - NONE CITY MANAGER HAYES - NONE MAYOR AMES - NONE Open session of meeting recessed at 3:23 p.m. EXECUTIVE SESSION Consider matters related to contemplated or pending litigation in accordance with Section 551.071 of the Government Code: Claim of Amigo Truck, LLC Brittney Marble, Individually and. as Next Friend on Behalf of Minor, M.C. v. City of Beaumont, Taxas; Cause No. E-203,689 � bei -ng no aq�tion taken in Executive Session, Council adjourned. Ame§PM or f 27 ina Broussard, City Clerk Minutes — November 5, 2019