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Jefferson County
Beaumont City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $744,379 contract to Horseshoe Construction, Inc. for the Amelia Area Pipe Bursting – Section I Project.

The city council voted unanimously to award a contract to Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam, Inc. for grant management and engineering services related to Riverfront Park.

The city council took no action regarding an annual contract with Piney Woods Sanitation, Inc. for the pickup of refuse containers at various city facilities. The item was pulled for consideration at a future meeting.

The city had received two bids on the contract, with Piney Woods submitting the lowest qualified bid of $119,608, an approximately 42 percent increase over the previous three-year contract.

The city council voted unanimously to re-enter into a cooperative working agreement with the Rape and Suicide Crisis Center of Southeast Texas, Inc.

The city council voted unanimously to approve a rollover agreement with City Ambulance Service.

Under the agreement, in the event that no City of Beaumont ambulance units are available or the patient is to be transported to a medical facility other than those to which the city's EMS can transport, City Ambulance Service will respond to the call.

The city council voted unanimously to authorize the city manager to apply for and receive funding through the United States Department of Homeland Security's 2018 Emergency Management Performance Grant program.

The city received $43,286 through the grant in 2017, and anticipates a receiving a similar amount in 2018. The grant provides funding to assist state and local governments in enhancing and sustaining all-hazards emergency management capabilities.

The city council voted unanimously to appoint Adrian Hamilton and Jeremiah Bradley, students at Legacy Christian Academy, to the Beaumont Youth Advisory Council.

The city council voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Jeffrey S. Ward and Associates for property acquisition consulting services.

The firm will assist the city in applying for and administering grants related to flood buyouts and/or the elevation of houses damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

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

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