City of Bevil Oaks Texas

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City of Bevil Oaks, Texas – City Council


August 30, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Texas Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code, of the following imminent threat to public health and safety or reasonably unforeseeable situation necessitating this emergency meeting:

Hurricane Harvey, a storm event that began on or about August 23, 2017 and is actively causing the displacement of the citizens of the City of Bevil Oaks due to mandatory evacuation and catastrophic intrusion of flood waters throughout the City has produced a City-wide emergency situation.  The impact and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey has created dangerous physical conditions that are preventing the City’s citizens from using the road and highway infrastructure to return to the City and is currently preventing the City Council from meeting in a single physical location and from posting its customary notice.

The City Council will meet in an OPEN PUBLIC MEETING on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 10:00 A.M. at the office of the City Attorney, Dru Montgomery, The Heartfield Law Firm, 2195 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, Texas 77706 to consider the following matters:

  1. Call the meeting to order
  2. Roll call (both for members physically present and present through the use of teleconference)
    1. To discuss, vote on and implement a plan for the continuity of functions of the City Council, including but not limited to suspension of the quorum requirements, pursuant to the Texas Disaster Act of 1975, Chapter 418 of the Texas Government Code (“Texas Disaster Act”). (Requested by City Attorney)
    2. Declare a quorum pursuant to provisions of the Texas Disaster Act. (Requested by City Attorney)
    3. To discuss, vote on and authorize the issuance of a declaration of a local state of disaster relating to the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Harvey pursuant to the Texas Disaster Act. (Requested by City Attorney)
  4. Adjourn Meeting

_/s/ Rebecca M. Ford (signed with permission by M. Dru Montgomery)_

Rebecca M. Ford, Mayor

I, the undersigned authority, do hereby certify that the above City of Bevil Oaks, Texas – City Council EMERGENCY MEETING AGENDA is a true copy of said Notice and has been posted on the City’s official website,

Further, due to the dangerous situation referenced above, posting in the City’s customary locations noted in the following list is not physically possible and would not provide notice to any of the City’s citizens:

  • City of Bevil Oaks Office at 7525 Sweetgum Road, Bevil Oaks, Texas
  • City of Bevil Oaks Bulletin Board at 7390 Sweetgum Road, Bevil Oaks Texas
  • Community Bulletin Board, Sweetgum Road at Highway 105, Bevil Oaks, Texas

 The only place being convenient and readily accessible to the general public is the City’s website.  Said NOTICE WAS POSTED at on August 30, 2017, BEFORE 11:30 P.M., remaining posted continuously for at least two hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.  

_/s/ Rebecca M. Ford (signed with permission by M. Dru Montgomery)_

Rebecca M. Ford, Mayor

So, what's happening behind City Hall?  
Keep an eye out for our next newsletter that will explain in detail what is happening behind City Hall.  However, trees have been cut as the first phase of the DD6 ditch work that will help relieve the flooding at the crossing of River Bend and, upon completion, will make a way for us to install the playground equipment that has been on  hold until this project could be completed.  More information is coming very soon in the next newsletter.

Where are we with changing School Districts?
The Bevil Oaks Children's Legal Fund has been established in order to fight BISD's refusal to let us be attached to Hardin Jefferson ISD.  They will be procuring legal council, who is well versed in education law in Texas to present our case to the TEA Commissioner in Austin.  Our case is similar to a civil law suit and will require considerable funding.  OUR CHILDREN NEED THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THIS COMMUNITY!  PLEASE HELP US TO HELP THEM!

HOW CAN YOU HELP? (Your donation can remain anonymous if you so desire)
Credit Card - - (then click on search Bevil Oaks) and you can donate any amount you want towards this cause.
Check - Checks may be made payable to "Bevil Oaks Children's Legal Fund" and may be dropped in the drop box at the City Office or brought inside and given to a City Clerk.
Cash - Bring your cash donation by the City Office and the City Clerks will document the donation and give receipts for those who want one. 

We are excited and energized that Hard-Jefferson has accepted us.  No donation is too small and time is of the essence.  Our appeal must be presented by June 30th.  This opportunity is unprecedented and our children deserve for us to continue the fight.  We thank each of you for your continued support of this endeavor.  

** Mark your calendars for June 20th 5-9 p.m.  Martha Vautrot will be donating profits from meals on that day toward our fund and residents in Bevil Oaks will be waiting tables, also.  Join together and have a great meal and help the cause.  

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL Jim Andrews, III @ 409-504-9337  or Allen Pride @ 409-999-5001.

They are also taking recipes to create a recipe book.  So for everyone who cooks, pull out your favorite recipes and drop them by City Hall!

How to pay your water bill online:  CLICK HERE