Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to suspend the effective date of a rate increase proposed by CenterPoint Energy on natural gas service until November 4.
“This request would increase rates an estimated $8.6 million annually,” City Manager Kyle Hayes said. “An average residential customer would expect a monthly increase of $4.47 as a result of the increase.”
The city council voted to approve a separate Cost of Services Adjustment, which was also requested by CenterPoint Energy.
The adjustment would result in an increase of $0.62 on residents’ monthly natural gas service bill, $0.82 per month for small general services, and $1.76 per month for large general services.
The city council voted to grant a specific use permit to allow a drinking establishment in a General Commercial –Multiple Family Dwelling District at 3684 College Street, Suite B.
The owner of the property plans to open a comedy club at the location, and would sell alcoholic beverages at the club. A bar previously operated at the location, but has closed, and a teen club operated in the location for a short time.
The permit was granted on the condition that all code related items must be inspected and approved.
The city council voted to authorize a $40,277 settlement in the claim of Chuck Brocato. The matter was discussed in executive session during the city council’s meeting on July 17.
The city council voted to award a $70,355 bid to Bruce’s General Construction, Inc. for walking trail and drainage improvements at Halbouty Park at 5780 Gober Road.
The project includes construction of a new 0.46 mile reinforced concrete walking trail and park drainage improvements.
All items were approved. All votes were unanimous with all members present. Agenda Packet