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Jefferson County
Beaumont City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to appoint Thomas W. Duesler as senior assistant city attorney.

Duesler fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Quentin Price and promotion of Sharae Reed. Duesler will be provided a starting salary of $75,000 per year with all other benefits of a civilian employee.

The city council voted unanimously to amend an Industrial District Agreement with Coastal Caverns, Inc.

The item was amended to account for at tax abatement requested by Coastal Caverns for a potential project estimated to be valued at $271 million.

The city council voted unanimously to appoint Devang Chande to the Convention and Tourism Advisory Board Committee. Chande will fill the unexpired term of Punit Seth, which ends on September 30.

The city council voted unanimously to repeal a resolution authorizing a settlement in the lawsuit of Gayle M. Harris vs. Payne's Wrecker Service, Inc.; Russell G. Huff, and the City of Beaumont.

The case was styled incorrectly, resulting in the need for repeal of the resolution.

The city council voted unanimously to approve a settlement in the matter of the City of Beaumont and Beaumont Transit Company vs. Payne's Wrecker Service, Inc., doing business as Payne & Sons Body Shop & Wrecker and Russell Huff.
The settlement is in the amount of $206,252.

The city council will meet in executive session to discuss a settlement in the matter of Payne's Wrecker Service, Inc., vs. city of Beaumont. A comprehensive report on the item will be available at a later time.

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

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