Beaumont City Council

Tuesday, Oct. 11, Beaumont City Council approved the termination of their lease with the Beaumont Yacht Club at 560 Marina Drive after almost 29 years. I

n February 2016, the City approved a month to month lease agreement for the Beaumont Yacht Club while they were negotiating the sale of the property and appraisal. According to previous council minutes, the City conducted the appraisal for its value and “to establish the amount of rent payments for a long-term lease.” The Beaumont Yacht Club has been renting from the City for $2,500 a month during this interim period.

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Tuesday, Oct. 11, Beaumont City Council approved the renewal of lease agreements with the Bar C Ranch for the Southeast Texas Auto Theft Task Force during their approval of the consent agenda.

The documents attached state that the council’s approval allows the city manager to execute a three-year lease extension for suites C, D and E of 2430 West Cardinal Drive, the location of the Southeast Texas Auto Task Force office and warehouse space. Suite C’s lease rate is $1,755 per month and Suites D and E are being leased at $2,232 per month.

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Marco Hernandez addresses the Beaumont City Council.

After police told him and his friends they could no longer use tennis courts at city parks to play their favorite sport, local futsal enthusiast Marco Hernandez suggested the city invest in a court for the sport, a type of hard-court soccer popular in Latin countries.

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Community Development Director Chris Boone (right) said that like any city its s
The city proclaimed March as Red Cross Month.

At its regular meeting March 24, the Beaumont City Council approved a measure ultimately meant to combat homelessness in the city.

The council voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Kyle Hayes to apply to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) for Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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During a work session in a regular Beaumont City Council meeting Wednesday, Nov 12, city officials and council members reviewed and discussed the proposed Best Years Senior Center Project. During a presentation on the new facility and its location beside the Event Centre in downtown Beaumont, J. Rob Clark, principal architect at Architectural Alliance Inc., along with his team showed the council and attending citizens the projected new center and its surrounding amenities.

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Beaumont City Council authorized city administrators to submit a grant application to the Mamie McFaddin Ward Heritage Foundation for funds in the amount of $7,500. Grant funds, if received, will be used to develop a website to provide easy access to fitness opportunities, nutritional counseling and medical advice.

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Beaumont City Council voted Tuesday, July 15, to amend the city’s code of ordinance Section 22.02.001 to reflect an increase in water service rates by 5 percent.

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A gaming ordinance tabled at last week’s Beaumont City Council meeting passed unanimously on Tuesday, June 10, with a few changes.

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Preston Pomykal

Officials with the City of Beaumont are moving quickly to curb a massive, seemingly unforeseen increase in the city’s healthcare spending.

According to Chief Financial Officer Laura Clark, this year’s city healthcare spending jumped some $3 million since last year.

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By Sharon Brooks

Staff Writer

 

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