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Posted on: October 27, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Port Arthur City Council Recap-Citizens Respond to Public Hearing, Local Living Legend Honored

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The Port Arthur City Council met at 5:30 PM for a Regular meeting on October 25, 2022, in City Hall Council Chambers. Among the business discussed, citizens took the opportunity to make their voices heard in three public hearings. 

Councilman Frank requested the recognition of a local, living legend, honoring Ms. Hargie Faye Savoy, by ceremoniously renaming a portion of Turtle Creek Drive in her name for her leadership of the Martin Luther King Support Group and its continued focus on non-violence and social justice. 

Council also recognized Battalion Chief Patrick Murphy, a 50-year veteran of the Port Arthur Fire Department, as he retires from service. Reports and presentations included city staff, and Commander Kitchen of VFW Post 4820 showing his support of Port Arthur veterans.


(1)    A Presentation By Post Commander Jorg Kitchen Regarding The Status Of Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post 4820 


(1)    A proclamation was read and presented to Battalion Chief Patrick Murphy, retiring after 50 years of service from the Port Arthur Fire Department.


(1)   A Public Hearing For The Purpose Of Receiving Public Comments Regarding The Proposed Disannexation Of Tracts Of Land In The Corporate Limits Of The City Of Port Arthur ( Near Taylor's Bayou, The Intracoastal Waterway, State Highway 87, Keith Lake, Sabine Neches Waterway), Said Tracts Of Land Are Described As Approximately 41. 347 Acres Of Land Out Of The JNO & John Bennett Survey Section In Jefferson County, Texas

(2)  To Discuss And Receive Public Comment Regarding The Proposed Abandonment Of The Following: A22- 02(A) Motiva Enterprises, LLC For Approximately 4. 878-Acres Portion Of A Dedicated Public Right- Of-Way, Known As 25th Street And Being Part Of Blocks 4 & 5, Ranges " K" And " L", Port Arthur Land Company Subdivision, Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas

(3)  To Discuss And Receive Public Comment Regarding The Proposed Abandonment Of The Following: A22- 02( B) Motiva Enterprises, LLC For Approximately 2. 042-Acres Portion Of A Dedicated Public Right-Of-Way, Known As Terminal Road, Port Arthur Heights Addition, Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas

Video of images from the meeting 📹


Condolences offered to the family of our fallen employee, Frederick Peter Bill, who worked as an Equipment Operator I in the Public Works Department. He was a loyal employee who served the citizens of Port Arthur for six years. Condolences are also given for the loss of a former temporary employee, Jeffery Criss, who lost his life in a tragic accident.

Watch the recorded video of this City Council meeting by clicking this link.

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