Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution officially appointing Floyd Johnson as city manager and establishing the terms of employment.
The city council had voted to offer Johnson the job during a special meeting on June 12. Johnson has accepted the position.
The city council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution appointing a City Charter Change Committee.
Appointed to the committee were Mary Williams, Mark Martin, Regina Drake, Roosevelt Petry, Ingrid Holmes, Carl Monroe, Pauline Barker, Aletha Kirkwood, Stewart Salter, Rick Lewis, Robert Troy, John Beard, Tom Henderson, Bill McCoy, Edgar Walker, David Bouham, Mark Poterrie and Lloyd Marie Johnson.
The city council voted unanimously to table a request to the Texas Legislature for a bill to be adopted regarding the appointment process for the Municipal Housing Authority. The requested legislation would be to allow the governing body of cities with a population of 600,000 or less to appoint commissioners to a housing authority.
Currently, the presiding officer of the governing body appoints members of the housing committee.
The city council voted unanimously to remove from the agenda a resolution awarding a contract for the rental of hand washing stations.
The city council voted unanimously to remove a resolution adopting a “covenant of patience and understanding” for the city council from the agenda.
The covenant was to “promote an honest and constructive dialogue as it pertains to council meeting decorum, social and news media for the city council”.
The city council voted unanimously to approve, with amendments, a resolution for the distribution and collection of the city’s revised application for certification as a Port Arthur Business Enterprise.
The city council voted unanimously to table action regarding the purchase of a portable light tower for the Utility Operations Department from XYLEM Dewatering Solutions, Inc. for a total of $7,000.
The city council voted unanimously to execute an agreement with the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority for the lease of ten buses to be used for Port Arthur Transit’s fixed route service.
The city council voted unanimously to remove from the agenda a resolution to award a contract to C. Johnnie on the Spot for the rental of portable chemical toilets, as well as wheelchair accessible chemical toilets.
The city council voted unanimously to remove from the agenda a resolution to award a contract to Triangle Waste Solutions for the rental of regular portable chemical toilets and wheelchair accessible toilets.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote of the members present at the time of the vote. All members were present for the meeting. Agenda