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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
 

Meeting Minutes from Monday, January 17, 2005

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

1:00 p.m. January 17, 2005
  1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

    The special meeting was called to order at 1:00 p.m. by Mayor R. A. Nugent at the Nederland City Office Building, 1400 Boston Avenue, Nederland, Texas. See attached for quorum.

  2. EXECUTIVE SESSION

    The special meeting was recessed at 1:01 p.m. by Mayor Nugent for the purpose of conducting an Executive Session as authorized by Section 551.071, IRS issues presented by the Nederland Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., and consultation with City Attorney; and, Section 551.074, discussion regarding Fire Chief and Nederland Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. claims pertaining to the command van account.

  3. RECONVENE

    The special meeting was reconvened at 3:10 p.m. by Mayor Nugent.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer to instruct the City Manager to prepare a letter of reprimand to be placed in Fire Chief Mike Lovelady's personnel file regarding violations committed in the management of funds received for the purpose of the refurbishing of the Command Van; such letter shall also include a statement to the effect that any future like violations would lead to further reprimand up to and including termination. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.

    Councilmember Neal suggested that a meeting between Chief Lovelady, Mayor Nugent and City Manager Wimer be held to discuss what will be expected of him from the Council. Mr. Wimer added that a fundraising policy will be written and presented to Council at a future date.

  4. RECESS

    Mayor Nugent called for a recess at 3:15 p.m.

  5. RECONVENE

    The special meeting was reconvened at 3:30 p.m. by Mayor Nugent.

  6. POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

    Andre Wimer, City Manager, explained that this discussion only item was placed on the agenda to further review potential policies regarding special events, street closures, and requests for City services and equipment. Due to the many requests from various organizations he feels a written policy would greatly benefit City staff by providing guidance regarding special events. Mr. Wimer stated that most of these types of events are utilizing personnel time as well as equipment and services, such as barricades for street closures, and garbage containers to accommodate the additional garbage generated.

    A lengthy discussion was conducted on various options that could be placed in a written policy, such as fees to be charged and whether there would be a difference between non-profit and for-profit activities. Most agreed that a deadline to request services would be most beneficial to staff.

    Mr. Wimer asked that Council continue to review the proposed draft policy and offer suggestions. He will continue work on the proposed policy and report back to them at a later date.

  7. ADJOURN

    There being no further business a motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to adjourn the meeting at 4:32 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, January 17, 2005


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