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City of Nederland R. A. "Dick" Nugent, Mayor
Billy Neal, Mayor Pro Tem
Talmadge Austin, Councilmember
Craig J. Belaire, Councilmember
Vacant, Councilmember
Christopher Duque, City Manager

P.O. Box 967 * Nederland, Texas 77627 * 409.723.1503 * Fax 409.723.1550
 

Agenda for Monday, January 24, 2005

NEDERLAND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

NOTICE is hereby given of a regular meeting of the Nederland City Council to be held Monday, January 24, 2005, 6:00 p.m., at the Nederland City Office Building, 1400 Boston Avenue, Nederland, Texas, for the purpose of considering the following agenda items. The City Council reserves the right to retire into Executive Session concerning any of the agenda items whenever it is considered necessary and legally justified pursuant to Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.

  1. CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER
     
  2. APPROVE THE MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
     
  3. PRESENTATION

    Presentation by Rick Williams, Executive Director of the Nederland Economic Development Corporation, regarding Jefferson County Days in Austin, Texas.

  4. WAIVER

    Consider action authorizing the Jefferson County Mosquito Control District to fly at low altitudes as required for the application of pesticides for the control of mosquitoes within the City limits of Nederland.

  5. GRANT

    Consider action authorizing the submission of a grant to the Seawell Elam Foundation for the Marion & Ed Hughes Public Library.

  6. CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS
     
    1. Consider action approving a proposal from DSR & Associates for water tower inspection.
       
    2. Consider action approving an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Pearland for water meters.
       
  7. HEALTH INSURANCE
     
    1. Consider action approving a contract with City-County Benefits Services to assist with the preparation and evaluation of bids for employee health insurance, dental insurance, and long-term disability.
       
    2. Consider action appointing Terry Hale of City-County Benefits Services as the agent of record for the purpose of managing the competitive bid process for employee group benefits.
       
    3. Consider action approving a Business Associate Agreement with City-County Benefits Services as required by HIPAA regulations.
       
  8. BIDS/PURCHASES

    Consider action approving the purchase of a surveillance system using solid waste funding from the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission.

  9. RESOLUTION

    Consider action approving Resolution No. 2005-02, calling for an election to be held May 7, 2005 for the purpose of electing two (2) Councilmembers - one from Ward I and one from Ward III, and appointing a Presiding Judge, Alternate Presiding Judge, and Clerk for Early Voting and Presiding Judge of the Central Counting Station.

  10. CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS
     
    1. Consider action approving Change Order No. 2 with Excavators & Constructors, Inc., Area 3 drainage improvements, Option I.
       
    2. Consider action approving Change Order No. 2 with Excavators & Constructors, Inc., Area 3 drainage improvements, Option II.
       
    3. Consider action approving Change Order No. 3 with Excavators & Constructors, Inc., Area 3 drainage improvements, Option II.
       
  11. PAYMENTS
     
    1. Consider action approving a payment to d.p. Consulting Engineers, Inc. in the amount of $2,399.00, upper Main C drainage improvements.
       
    2. Consider action approving a payment to d.p. Consulting Engineers, Inc. in the amount of $2,132.50, Boston Avenue rehabilitation project.
       
    3. Consider action approving a payment to Excavators & Constructors, Inc. in the amount of $16,773.8l, Area 3 drainage improvements, Option II.
       
    4. Consider action approving a payment to Excavators & Constructors, Inc. in the amount of $151,803.09, Area 3 drainage improvements.
       
  12. EXECUTIVE SESSION (No Public Discussion on These Items)

    The City Council will announce that it will go into Executive Session, pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code, to discuss matters as specifically listed on the agenda, or as authorized by law.

    Real Property - Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.072

    Discuss acquisition, exchange, sale, and/or release of property.
     
    Litigation - Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.071

    Discuss pending and threatened litigation:
    1. City of Nederland v. Entergy Gulf States, Entergy, Inc. and Entergy Services, Inc.
    2. Appeal of Texas Gas Service Company from the ratesetting actions of the Cities of Nederland, Port Neches, and Groves
       
    Consultation with City Attorney - Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.071
     
  13. RECONVENE

    Reconvene into regular session and discuss and take action, if any, on items discussed in Executive Session.

  14. COMMUNICATION

    Receive comments from Mayor, City Council, and City Manager.

  15. ADJOURN

END Agenda for Monday, January 24, 2005


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