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Jefferson County
Beaumont City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution making a formal request to Beaumont's representatives to the Texas State Legislature to amend state statutes that limit the freedom of Texas cities to better regulate gaming rooms.

The city council voted o authorize the city attorney to settle the claim of Carlotta Nicholas, as discussed in closed session, and in an amount not to exceed $13,657.

The city council voted to approve a request to change the zoning of 10.91 acres of land on Eastex Freeway south of Triumph Church from a Residential Single Family Dwelling District to a General Commercial-Multiple Family Dwelling District.

The city council voted to grant a specific use permit to allow a restaurant in a Neighborhood Commercial District at 3355 Gladys/1155 Interstate 10 North.

The city council voted to approve a settlement in Entergy Texas, Inc.'s 2018 base rate case.

Under the settlement, Entergy Texas will receive an annual base rate increase of $53.2 million, and will return to customers approximately $205 million, including interest, in excess deferred tax savings that accrued pursuant to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, and will return $25 million to customers for 2018 tax over-collections as a result of the legislation.

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

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