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Jefferson County
Beaumont City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Beaumont City Council today voted 5-2, with Mayor Becky Ames and Dr. Alan Coleman opposed, to approve a specific use permit to allow a drinking place at 2566 Interstate Highway 10.

The city's Planning and Zoning Commission had recommended denial of the permit, which would allow the operation of a night club at the address.

"Immediately to the east of the night club is the Ridgewood Retirement Center," City Manager Kyle Hayes said in a staff report. Hayes was absent from the meeting. "The noise generated by the proposed night club will have a detrimental effect on those persons living at the Ridgewood."

The item had been tabled at the March 2 city council meeting.

The city council voted 5-2, with Coleman and Mayor Pro Tem Gethrel “Get” Williams-Wright opposed, to approve annual contracts for the publication of legal notices. The primary contract will be awarded to The Examiner, and a secondary contract awarded to the Beaumont Enterprise for a total estimated amount of $40,000.

"All city legal notices that are currently posted on Wednesdays will be changed to posting on Thursdays and placed with The Examiner," Hayes said. "Legal notices that may be required to run on any other day would be published in the Beaumont Enterprise. Therefore, the great majority of the legal notices will be published in The Examiner."

The city council voted unanimously to authorize the settlement of the claim of John Sells in the amount of $14,172. The item had been discussed during an executive session at a previous city council meeting.

The city council voted unanimously to appoint Jay Badillo to the Convention and Tourism Advisory Board.  Badillo will fill the unexpired term of Darryl Hill.

The city council voted unanimously to approve a contract for the Southeast Texas Auto Theft Task Force to transfer a vehicle title to the Port Arthur Police Department.

The agreement will allow for the transfer to the City of Port Arthur a 2007 model Ford F-150 truck to be used by investigators with the Task Force. The truck will replace a 2005 model, which will be transferred to the City of Beaumont for sale as surplus.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda

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