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City of Nederland Don Albanese, Mayor
Billy Neal, Mayor Pro Tem
Talmadge Austin, Councilmember
Emmett Hollier, Councilmember
Sylvia Root, Councilmember
Christopher Duque, City Manager

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

Meeting Minutes from Monday, February 28, 2005

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

6:00 p.m. February 28, 2005
  1. MEETING

    The 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 Radcliff and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve the minutes of the February 14, 2005 meeting as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  3. REPORT

    Darrell Bush, Chief of Police, reviewed the racial profiling report as required by Senate Bill 1074.

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer and seconded by Mayor Nugent to accept the report as presented. See attached. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  4. ORDINANCES

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve Ordinance No. 2005-04, adopting the 2003 edition of the International Fuel Gas Code. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer to approve Ordinance No. 2005-05, adopting the 2003 edition of the International Plumbing Code. 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 Mayor Nugent to approve Ordinance No. 2005-06, adopting the 2003 edition of the International Mechanical Code. 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 Ordinance No. 2005-07, adopting the 2005 version of the National Electrical Code. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  5. WATER AND WASTEWATER

    Andre Wimer, City Manager, reported that City staff has proposed that Tax Notes be utilized to fund the installation of radio read water meters throughout the City. The amount of the issue will be $1.6 million which, based on staff estimates, is anticipated to cover all installation and inspection costs. The annual debt service requirements, approximately $265,000, associated with the Tax Notes will be paid by water and sewer system revenues. It is anticipated that work will begin in May and take 9-12 months to complete.

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to authorize with proceeding with issuance of City of Nederland tax notes, Series 2005. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  6. CHANGE ORDER

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve Change Order No. 3 with Excavators & Constructors, Inc. in the amount of +$10,542.35, drainage improvements, Area 3. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  7. PAYMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Radcliff to approve payments to Excavators & Constructors, Inc. as follows: $20,875.41, drainage improvements, Area 3; and, $4,751.55, drainage improvements, Area 3, Option II. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  8. EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

  9. RECONVENE

    The regular meeting was reconvened at 6:25 p.m. by Mayor Nugent. He announced that the Executive Session was held for informational purposes only.

  10. OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    Andre Wimer, City Manager, reported work on the Windmill Museum is progressing, and reminded Council that the Heritage Festival will begin in two weeks and some of the streets will be closed for special events.

    Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer asked about the upcoming disaster drill scheduled in Beaumont. Mr. Wimer responded that the State will be conducting an emergency management exercise in Beaumont on March 15-17. The drill will involve cities, counties, state agencies, industry, and relief organizations. It will include several scenarios that will test response capabilities of this area. Mr. Wimer added that most of the City's department heads will be attending.

  11. ADJOURN

    There being no further business, a motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to adjourn the meeting at 6:32 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, February 28, 2005


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