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MIN DEC 17 2019Marc McDonald would be appointed to the Convention and Tourism Advisory Board. The term would commence December 17, 2019 and expire September 30, 2021. (Councilmember Taylor Neild) Ryan Smith would be appointed as Ex -officio to the Convention and Tourism Advisory Board. The term would commence December 17, 2019 and expire September 30, 2021. (Mayor Becky Ames) Glen Johnson would be appointed to the Police Department Community Advisory Committee. The term would commence December 17, 2019 and expire September 30, 2021. (Councilmember Taylor Neild). A) Approve a contract with Marsh Waterproofing, Inc., of Vidor for maintenance and repair services — Resolution 19-291 B) Authorize the City Manager to execute,an annual agreement with Capital Edge Advocacy, Inc. to provide services as the City of Beaumont's Washington Assistant — Resolution 19- 292 C) Authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with Fiberlight LLC forthe placement of fiber.optic cable in public rights-of-way — Resolution 19-293 D) Authorize the settlement of the lawsuit styled Chasity Guidry, et al vs. Daniel Guillory and City of Beaumont; Cause No. D-203,613 — Resolution 19-294 E) Authorize a one-year contract with the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce for the period of January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 — Resolution 19-295 Mayor Pro Tem Pate moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Feldschau seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NIELD, GETZ, FELDSCHAU AND MOUTON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED GENERAL BUSINESS Consider a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with CDM Smith, Inc., of Houston, to continue management of the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit for Fiscal Year 2020. On October 16, 2012, by Resolution No. 12-249, City Council awarded CDM Smith, Inc., of Houston, an agreement for Professional Engineering Services to manage the MS4 Permit. The manager of the permit conducts dry and, wet weather screenings of our five (5) major outfalls in the City. Under the permit, the City is required to submit an annual report summarizing activities and results of the screenings and other inspections conducted throughout the yearwhich CDM Smith, Inc., has successfully completed on the City's behalf since 2012. Minutes — December 17, 2019 If approved, the total services and expenses shall not exceed $250,000.00 without the City's prior written authorization. Funds will come from the General Fund and Public Works Department. Approval of the resolution. Councilme nber Neild moved to APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE AN ENGINEERING SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH CDM SMITH, INC., OF HOUSTON, TEXAS, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $250,000.00 TO MANAGE THE MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4) PERMIT. Mayor Pro Tem Pate seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR AMES, MAYOR PRO TEM PATE, COUNCILMEMBERS NEILD, GETZ, ' FELDSCHAU, MOUTON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED Resolution 19-296 Councilmember Samuel arrived at 1:43 p.m. WORK SESSION Review and discuss Flood Plain Management Services provided by the Army Corp of Engineers Lisa McCracken Mairs, Project Manager with the .US Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District discussed the Army Corps of Engineers Partnership Opportunities, Ms. Mairs discussed the Flood Plain Mitigation Services, Flood Plan Management Services and Planning Assistance to States and Continuing Authorities Program. There was also discussion regarding eligibility requirements, a two-phase process, reporting to Congress on future Water Resource Developments and Section 1001 of WRRDA 2014, the criteria for consideration, preparing and submitting a proposal as well as an anticipated timeline. Ms. Mairs discussed how to get started, all programs require non-federal funds, participation in any program requires a letter of intent from the non-federal sponsor. The non-federal sponsors can be State, Regional or Local Governments; as well as non-federal public agencies and Indian Tribes along with 7001 requests requiring proposals. Mayor Ames read the announcement regarding Executive Session being held at the conclusion of the General Business portion of the meeting. COMMENTS ( Public Comments (Persons are limited to three minutes) Minutes — December 17, 2019 Robert Pate 6315 RFD Beaumont TX Stated to Council that communication is the key, even when you don't get along with your neighbor you have to come up with a common reason to get something solved, if all the facts aren't stated then it's fictional period, agreed that flooding needs to, be looked at, mentioned how bad the feral hogs are getting, something needs to be done Vernon Durden 16436 Westbury Rd. Beaumont TX Commended the Council for having a robust conversation, thanked the Army Corps of Engineers for their presentation, it creates a better idea of what needs to happen, stated the facts remain the facts, commended DD6 for the great job they are doing with pushing the water up hill, that only happens when there is blockage Steve Hoffman 7045 Blarney St. Beaumont l TX Stated that he's trying to understand how the organizations are fitting in together, the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission is putting together a big organization, sounds like what is being discussed should be done with multiple Counties, asked if Council could look into what the Regional Planning Commission is putting together and if it would be a solution, thinks that everyone should work together, glad the city is hearing from the Army Corps of Engineers because the water has become a problem Mary Nixon 3850 Roland Rd. Beaumont TX Stated that she has sat, heard and listened to the presentation, has heard the robust conversation, pointed out as she knows and that Council knows federal is fine and has a nice sound bite but federal is slow, it's laborious, it's a stalemate, and suspects that some of the projects that were mentioned in the presentation that fell off the list died there, she's sure the city doesn't want to be like that, the city issues are now and the "what" to be done is now Councilmembers/City Manager/City Attorney comments on various matters, COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS COUNCILMEMBER NEILD - NONE COUNCILMEMBER GETZ - MENTIONED THAT ON THIS PAST SATURDAY THERE WAS A GROUP OF CITIZENS THAT MET AT PARKDALE MALL FOR WHAT IS CALLED "DADS ON DECK" THIS WAS SPEAR HEADED BY GEARY SENIGAUR, STATED THAT HE PARTICIPATED ALONG WITH COUNCILMEMBER NEILD, IT WAS GOOD TO HAVE CITIZENS OUT EXPRESSING THEIR CONCERNS AND INTEREST, IT'S HIS HOPE THAT THEY CAN DO IT AGAIN, STATED THAT THERE ARE SEVERAL THINGS THAT NEED TO BE DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION REGARDING LEGAL MATTERS FOR THE CITY OF BEAUMONT, COUNCIL HASN'T BEEN BRIEFED ON THE CASES FOR A VERY LONG TIME, THE CASES PERTAIN TO BRANDI SPRINGER, HANI THOW, JAMES MATHEWS AND EXXONMOBIL, ASKED THAT A TIME BE SCHEDULED SO THAT COUNCIL CAN BE BRIEFED AS TO WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THESE CASES, ALSO Minutes — December 17, 2019 STATED THAT HE HAS BEEN INFORMED THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF, ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES THAT ARE BEING MADE OR CONTEMPLATED BY THE CITY MANAGER RELATING TO DEPARTMENT HEADS, ASKED THE CITY MANAGER TO SUPPLY COUNCIL WITH A CHART OR A SUMMARY AS TO WHAT OR WHO IS BEING PUT INTO WHAT POSITION AND WHO HAS WHAT AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY, COMMENTED ON HIS USE OF FACEBOOK AND THE INFORMATION THAT HE PROVIDES COUNCILMEMBER FELDSCHAU - NONE r MAYOR PRO TEM PATE - THANKED LISA MAIRS WITH THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS FOR HER PRESENTATION, ANNOUNCED THAT KEISHA KIRKWOOD WAS NAMED BISD SCIENCE TEACHER OF THE YEAR, COMMENTED ON DAMON WEST WHO SPOKE TO THE SUPER GOLD OUTSTANDING FOOTBALL PLAYERS IN THE AREA, WISHED EVERYONE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR COUNCILMEMBER SAMUEL - WHISHED EVERYONE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR COUNCILMEMBER MOUTON - THANKED LISA MAIRS WITH THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS FOR HER PRESENTATION, JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR CITY ATTORNEY COOPER - NONE CITY MANAGER HAYES - STATED THAT THE CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT FOR EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING HAS BEEN AWARDED TO THE CITY OF BEAUMONT BY THE GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICE ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA FOR ITS COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT, THE CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF RECOGNITION IN THE AREA OF GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE REPORTING, THANKED TODD SIMONEAUX AND HIS STAFF FOR THE GREAT JOB THEY DO MAYOR AMES - COMMENTED ON AN EVENT THAT SHE ATTENDED AT THE ANAYAT HOUSE WHERE ENTERGY GAVE A $150,000.00 TO SEVERAL DIFFERENT ENTITIES THAT ARE HELPING WITH THE RECOVERY OF HURRICANE IMELDA, ALSO ATTENDED AN OPEN HOUSE FOR THE CHILD ABUSE AND FORENSIC ORGANIZATION, AS WELL AS A BANQUET FOR UNITED AIDE OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS AND OPERATION BLESSINGS Open session of meeting recessed at 3:20 p.m. Minutes — December 17, 2019 EXECUTIVE SESSION Consider matters related to appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee in accordance with Section 551.074 of the Government Code to wit; specifically: Joseph J. Pitre re being no action taken in Executive Session, Council adjourned. NlInAA Tina Broussard, City Clerk 'f -d Lin Minutes — December 17, 2019