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Jefferson County
Beaumont City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing the removal of the United States Highway 69 northbound exit ramp to Delaware Street.

The Texas Department of Transportation is widening the freeway from Interstate Highway 10 to Tram Road, and is proposing removal of the ramp.

The city council voted to award contracts for property insurance coverage for various city-owned buildings and assets. The contract carries a total premium of $1,097,485, a $95,572 increase from the previous year.

The contracts are with various providers, including AmRisc, LP, Velocity Risk Underwriters, Westchester Surplus Lines Insurance Company, First Specialty Insurance Corporation, Lloyds of London, RSUI Indemnity Insurance Company, Evanston Insurance Company, and Arrowhead Insurance Risk Managers.

Boiler and machinery coverage will be provided by Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company, and terrorism coverage is provided by Lloyds of London.

The city council voted to adopt a resolution requesting that the Federal Emergency Management Agency consider data from Hurricane Harvey and accept additional public input prior to the revision and publication of Beaumont's updated Flood Insurance Rate Map.

The city council voted to authorize settlement of the claim of St. Giles Group Home, in the amount of $32,098 to be paid through the city's General Liability Fund. The settlement was discussed in closed session at the city council's April 24 meeting.

The city council voted to authorize settlement of the claim of Ebony Jenkins in the amount of $17,088, to be paid through the General Liability Fund.

The city council voted to approve a change order to a contract with Racehorse Foundation Co., Inc for construction of nine slabs for bus shelters at various locations.

The change order will increase the contract by $4,452, in order to adjust quantities used in the completion of the project. The change results in a total contract price of $76,127.

The city council voted to order 40 of 50 structures being considered as dangerous structures to be demolished by their owners within 10 days, following a public hearing on the matter. The remaining 10 structures were enrolled in a work program to bring the buildings into compliance.

All items were approved. All votes were unanimous with all members present. Agenda

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