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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 24, 2005

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

6:00 p.m. January 24, 2005
  1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

    The regular meeting was called to order at 6:00 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 Councilmember Neal and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of January 10, 2005, and the special meeting of January 17, 2005 as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  3. PRESENTATION

    Rick Williams, on behalf of the Jefferson County Chambers of Commerce, reported on the upcoming Jefferson County Days in Austin, Texas, during this legislative session. In the past there have been Port Arthur Days and Beaumont Days but nothing to include the Mid-County area. He stated that this is a joint effort between all of the Chambers of Commerce in Jefferson County. Jefferson County Days will be held February 13-15 in Austin. Some of the scheduled activities include a golf tournament, a breakfast, and an evening dinner. Mr. Williams encouraged the City's participation in this first time event.

  4. WAIVER

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Neal to authorize 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. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  5. GRANT

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Mayor Nugent to authorize the submission of a grant to the Seawell Elam Foundation for the Marion & Ed Hughes Public Library. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  6. CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Mayor Nugent to authorize the submission of a grant to the Seawell Elam Foundation for the Marion & Ed Hughes Public Library. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Mayor Nugent to authorize the submission of a grant to the Seawell Elam Foundation for the Marion & Ed Hughes Public Library. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  7. HEALTH INSURANCE

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Mayor Nugent to approve 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. 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 Rogers to appoint 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. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer to approve a Business Associate Agreement with City-County Benefits Services as required by HIPAA regulations. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  8. BIDS/PURCHASES

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Radcliff to approve the purchase of a surveillance system using solid waste funding from the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission from Kimmons Security Services, Inc., Houston, TX, in the amount of $14,500.00. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  9. RESOLUTION

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve Resolution 2005-02, calling for an election to be held May 7, 2005 for the purpose of election 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. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  10. CHANGE ORDERS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve the following change orders with Excavators & Constructors, Inc., Area 3 drainage improvements: Change Order No. 2, Option I in the amount of +$6,950.00; Change Order No. 2, Option II in the amount of +$13,900.00; and Change Order No. 3, Option II in the amount of +$4,515.00. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  11. PAYMENTS

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer and seconded by Mayor Nugent to approve payments to d.p. Consulting Engineers, Inc. as follows: $2,399.00, upper Main "C" drainage improvements; and, $2,132.50, Boston Avenue rehabilitation project. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Mayor Nugent to approve payments to Excavators & Constructors, Inc. as follows: $16,773.81, Area 3 drainage improvements, Option II; and, $151,803.09, Area 3 drainage improvements. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  12. EXECUTIVE SESSION

    A motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer to postpone the Executive Session. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  13. OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    Andre Wimer, City Manager, reminded Council about the training session to be conducted on Saturday, January 29th, for the Planning and Zoning Commissions of the Cities of Nederland, Port Neches, and Groves. He invited them to attend the training that will be held at the Nederland City Hall. Mr. Wimer reported that roof repairs were begun today on the pavilion at Doornbos Park. Mr. Wimer added that he has been questioned by several people regarding the street lighting on Boston Avenue and the need to continue to utilize the pole lighting. He stated that the ornamental lights appear to be enough lighting and many feel that it would be more appealing if the pole lights were turned off. Mr. Wimer talked to Entergy and they have indicated that they can disconnect them temporarily until a definite determination can be made on whether they are needed.

  14. ADJOURN

    There being no further business a motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer to adjourn the meeting at 6:55 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, January 24, 2005


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