Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize a $1,466,291 financing proposal with Bancleasing, Inc. to lease/purchase capital equipment.
The purchases include three dump trucks, two street sweepers, a mini-excavator and trailer, a commercial garbage truck, two residential garbage trucks, and two three-fourth ton service trucks for use by the Public Works Department.
The city council voted unanimously to approve an economic incentive contract and loan agreement between Willfire HC, LLC and the city’s Section 4A Economic Development Corporation.
Under the agreement, Willifre HC, LLC will build a 60,000 square foot manufacturing facility at the economic development corporation’s Spur 93 Business Park, and agrees to maintain the facilities for a seven-year period, and create a payroll of $315,000 for Port Arthur residents. The economic development corporation will provide 12 acres of property at the business park at a discounted rate of one-half the market value of the land.
The city council voted unanimously to appoint Robert Troy to represent District 3 on the Housing Finance Commission.
The city council voted unanimously to reappoint Edith Neveaux to Position 8 on the Pleasure Island Commission.
The city council voted unanimously to table action on the adoption of a resolution establishing a “covenant of patience and understanding” to promote “an honest and constructive dialogue as it pertains to council meeting decorum, social and news medias”.
The city council voted 8-1, with Robert Williamson opposed, to approve $29,366 in additional promotional funds for the renovation of the Downtown Pavilion.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote of the members present at the time of the vote. All members were present at the meeting. Agenda