Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing Senate Bill 715.
The bill, which is being considered by the Texas Senate, would “drastically reduce a city's ability to annex residential, commercial, or industrial property,” according to City Manager Kyle Hayes.
The city currently has approximately 30 industrial agreements with companies located in its extraterritorial jurisdiction, which paid a total of $17.6 million to the city in FY2017.
The bill would prohibit limited purpose annexation, with exceptions, meaning a city could not annex an area for the limited purposes of applying its planning, zoning, health and safety ordinances in the area. Legislation
The city council voted unanimously to award a $2,321,215 contract to Placo, LTD for the Sewer Plant-Clarifiers Rehabilitaton Phase II Project.
The city council voted unanimously to award a $474,306 contract to Brystar Contracting, Inc. for the South Major Drive Water and Sewer Relocation Project.
The project is required due to plans by the Texas Department of Transportation to widen South Major Drive from Interstate Highway 10 to State Highway 124.
The city council voted unanimously to award a $255,165 contract to Layne Christensen Company for the Loeb Water Well Site – Well No. 3 Rehabilitation Project.
The city council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution transferring a solid waste transportation service agreement from Industrial Transportation Waste, LLC to Impact Waste, LLC. Industrial Transportation Waste had previously had the agreement, but was purchased by Impact Waste in November.
The city council voted unanimously to declare three properties as a public nuisance and authorize staff to clean the properties if the nuisances are not abated within 10 days.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda