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Jefferson County
Beaumont City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to confirm the appointment of Earl White as fire chief.

The city had received 80 applications for the position.

The city council voted unanimously to authorize the city manager to notify the Lower Neches Valley Authority of the city's desire to extend for 5 years an agreement to secure an uninterrupted surface water supply to the city.

The city council voted unanimously to authorize settlement in the claim of Kenneth Thornell, Jr. in the amount of $5,000.

The city council voted unanimously to approve a contract with Moncla's Inc. for the 2018 Summer Food Service Program.

The program will being on June 11 and continue through August 10, providing free lunches for any child from 1-18 years of age.

The city council voted unanimously to re-zone property at the intersection of East Lucas Drive and Helbig Road from a General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling to General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling-2.

The city council voted unanimously to deny the re-zoning of property at 1690 Chamberlin Drive from a Residential Single Family Dwelling District to a Residential Conservation Revitalization District with a special use permit to allow a tax preparation office.

The city council tabled action regarding a specific use permit to allow a residential substance abuse treatment facility at 4655 Collier Street.

The city council voted unanimously to amend the city's Code of Ordinances regarding animal care.

The changes include requiring animals to be vaccinated for rabies at 4 months of age, get a booster within 12 monhts, and be re-vaccinated every 3 years. Another change is to increase the adoption fee for dogs from $120 to $130 and for cats from $90 to $100.

The city council took no action regarding the termination of the solid waste collection franchise presently held by Impact Waste, LLC. The item was pulled from the agenda.

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

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