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Jefferson County
Beaumont City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a commitment of development funding of $100, through permit fee waivers, for the Old Dowlen Cottages Apartments, LP, a Housing Tax Credit Project at 4167 Old Dowlen Road.

The project includes 84 units of senior citizen housing.

The city council voted 6-1, with Mike Getz opposed, to approve a motion to adopt a resolution acknowledging that Beaumont has more than twice the state average of units per capita supported by tax credits or private activity bonds.

The remaining portion of the resolution, which authorized submission of an application tot he Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for the housing tax credit project known as the Retreat at Wednelin Drive, and offering support for the project and a commitment of $100 in fee waivers, was not included in the motion.

The city council voted unanimously to award a six-month contract to LD Construction, Inc. to supply asphaltic concrete.

The city council voted unanimously to approve a joint election agreement with the Beaumont Independent School District for the May 6 election.

The city council voted unanimously to grant a waiver to the Jefferson County Mosquito Control District to operate aircraft at a low altitude over the city for mosquito control purposes.

The city council voted unanimously to renew a loan agreement with the National Museum of the United States Air Force for the loan of a jet at Babe D. Zaharias Park.

The city council voted 5-2, with Audwin Samuel and Robin Mouton opposed, to award a contract to Higginbotham, doing business as Talon Insurance, to serve as the city's property insurance broker. The motion was made to continue with Talon Insurance as opposed to selecting McGriff, Seibels & Williams as a new broker.

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




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