Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with Jefferson County Drainage District No. 6 to relocate the route of the Hike and Bike Trail Phase II project to between Dowlen Road and Major Drive.
“In early 2012, it was deemed our original route would not work for all parties involved,” City Manager Kyle Hayes said. “Staff worked with TxDOT and Drainage District No. 6 to relocate the route between Dowlen Road and Major Drive.”
The route was originally from Deleware to Folsom.
The city council voted unanimously to amend the city’s advance funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for the Hike and Bike Trail Phase II – Downlen Road to Major Drive Project for relocation of part of the route of the trail. The agreement for funding of the project was executed in 2011.
The city council voted unanimously to approve the receipt of $1,452,525 in funding through the Department of Homeland Security’s Supplemental 2012 Port Security Grant Program.
The city council voted unanimously to amend the city’s burglary and robbery alarms ordinance to reduce the number of false alarms allowed before a fine is imposed on those with permitted alarms. Under the amended ordinance, the city will charge a $30 penalty on the fourth and fifth occurrence of a false alarm during the permit period. A $50 penalty will be charged for the sixth and seventh false alarm, and a $75 penalty charged per each occurrence following the seventh time the city responds to a false alarm.
The city council voted unanimously to amend the city’s Zoning Ordinance to allow tax preparation services in the Residential Conservation and Revitalization District with a specific use permit.
The city council voted 5-1, with Alan Coleman opposed, to amend a specific use permit for a child day care facility at 1450 West Lucas Drive to allow a six foot tall chain link fence instead of an eight foot tall wood screening fence along the south side of the play yard.
The city council voted unanimously to deny a zoning change request to change a Residential-Single Family District to a Residential-Multiple Family Dwelling District at 1703 Franklin.
Louis Salazar, who made the request, was seeking to build an apartment complex on the property. The Planning Commission had voted unanimously to recommend denial of the request.
The city council voted unanimously to grant a specific use permit to operate a pet crematory in a General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling District at 1295 Gladys. The item was approved with conditions, including that the applicant modify the west side of the parking lot to allow room for vehicles parked at the end of the lot to reverse and re-orient so that the front of the vehicle exits first into the street.
The city council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the National Parks for a New Century, which calls for citizens to renew their support for the nation’s parks.
The city council voted unanimously to accept funding from the Texas Department of State Health Services for the Beaumont Public Health Department’s Tuberculosis Elimination System.
The city will receive $20,000 for the program, which supplements the health department’s efforts to detect and respond to Tuberculosis cases.
The city council voted unanimously to approve an agreement with HEB Grocery for economic incentives under the Neighborhood Empowerment Zone Abatement Program.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Council Member Jamie Smith was absent. Agenda