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Jefferson County
Beaumont City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to amend an interlocal agreement with Jefferson County Drainage District No. 6.

The drainage district recently completed a drainage project in the Woodland Acres area, which was performed through a grant with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

“During the construction process, damage was done to portions of Donna and Margaret lanes, and Comstock and Garner roads,” City Manager Kyle Hayes said.  “The proposed amendment is designed to formalize the cost sharing of these street repairs.”

The city will be reimbursed by the drainage district for 75 percent of the cost of the repairs, which is estimated to total $285,587.

The city council voted to authorize ITEX Property Management, LLC to submit an application to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for the proposed Beaumont Place of Grace, a proposed low income housing tax credit project.

The developer, ITEX, is applying for tax credits for the proposed development of an 80 unit senior housing development at 4400 Warren Street.  ITEX has also submitted a request for a $160,000 loan through the HOME program.

The city council voted to authorize MGroup Holdings, Inc. to submit an application to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for Briarbend, a proposed low income housing tax credit project.

The developer is seeking tax credits and an $88,000 loan through the HOME program to build a 40-unit single family housing development as part of the Sienna Trails community.

The city council voted to authorize a $145,000 payment in the settlement of City of Beaumont vs. Clifford Teasley.

The law suit was discussed during an executive session at the city council’s February 7 meeting.

The city council voted to make several appointments and reappointments to committees.  Appointed and reappointed were:

  • Vick Nelson and Lynn DeCordova were appointed to the Community Development Advisory Committee
  • Lauren Williams-Mason was reappointed to the Community Development Advisory Committee
  • Larue Smith was reappointed to the Library Commission
  • Allen Perkens was reappointed to the Convention and Tourism Advisory Board

All items were approved.  All votes were unanimous with all members present.  Agenda




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