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

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

Meeting Minutes from Monday, January 10, 2005

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

3:00 p.m. January 10, 2005
  1. MEETING

    The meeting was called to order at 3:00 p.m. by Mayor R. A. Nugent at the Nederland City Office Building, 1400 Boston Avenue, Nederland, Texas. See attached for quorum.

  2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve the minutes of the December 13, 2004 meeting as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  3. ORDINANCES

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve Ordinance No. 2005-01, denying Entergy Gulf States, Inc's request to change rates in this municipality; authorizing Entergy Gulf States, Inc.'s request to withdraw the Statement of Intent requesting a change of rates in the municipality; providing a requirement for reimbursement of costs incurred by the City. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Mayor Nugent to approve Ordinance No. 2005-02, regulating junked vehicles. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Radcliff to approve Ordinance No. 2005-03, amending the trash ordinance. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  4. BIDS/PURCHASES

    A motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer to authorize the purchase of a trash truck through BuyBoard in the amount of $139,196.62. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to authorize requests for proposals for janitorial services. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  5. PAYMENTS

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve payment of the bills for the month of December, 2004. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  6. RESOLUTION

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve Resolution No. 2005-01, authorizing the Mayor to execute an Interlocal Agreement for automatic assistance relating to fire protection between the cities of Nederland, Port Neches, and Groves. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  7. EXECUTIVE SESSION

    The regular meeting was recessed at 3:42 p.m. by Mayor Nugent for the purpose of conducting an Executive Session as authorized by Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.072, discuss acquisition, exchange, sale, and/or release of property; and, Chapter 551.071, City of Nederland v. Entergy Gulf States, Inc. and Entergy Services, Inc.; appeal of Texas Gas Service Company from ratesetting actions of the Cities of Nederland, Port Neches, and Groves; IRS issues presented by the Nederland Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.; and, consultation with City Attorney.

  8. RECONVENE

    The regular meeting was reconvened at 5:03 p.m. by Mayor Nugent. He announced that the Executive Session was held for informational purposes only.

  9. OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    Andre Wimer, City Manager, reported that the Nederland Economic Development Corporation retained a contractor to perform repairs at the Windmill Museum and the work should be completed prior to the start of the Heritage Festival. He added that the City was recently notified that it has again received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting as awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). This certificate was awarded for the City's comprehensive annual financial report (the audit) for the year ended September 30, 2003. The City has received this award each year since 1997. Mr. Wimer was pleased to announce that the Wilton & Effie Mae Hebert Foundation recently approved the City's $28,000 grant request for the library, adding that since 1993, the Hebert Foundation has contributed $581,360 to the library. The fire department received a donation of 20 sections (2,000') of five-inch fire hose supply line from Enterprise Products. Chief Lovelady and Terry Basham from Unocal worked a plan with Enterprise Products to enhance fire protection on a new meter station being built on Unocal property. The estimated value of the hose if $9,418.00.

    Mayor Nugent announced that the Work Session that was scheduled for 4:00 p.m. today will be postponed until next Monday.

  10. ADJOURN

    There being no further business a motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Radcliff to adjourn the meeting at 5:09 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, January 10, 2005


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