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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, April 11, 2005

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

3:00 p.m. April 11, 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 Rogers to approve the minutes of the March 21, 2005 meeting as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  3. PROCLAMATION

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer to approve a proclamation declaring April 2005 as "Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month" in Nederland, Texas. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  4. PRESENTATION

    Carolyn Motl, Entergy, Inc., introduced Don Pumphrey and Tracy Killian who are both instrumental in the Team City activities in Nederland. Ms. Motl added that April Petersburger who serves as the Teen Team City sponsor at Nederland High School has been very supportive of the projects the Team works on throughout the year to promote Nederland and community activities. The members of the Teen Team City were introduced. Some of the projects they have worked on are the cleaning of Doornbos Park, volunteering at area softball fields, and raising money for the tsunami victims.

    Mayor Nugent thanked Ms. Motl and the Teen Team City for their continued support of Nederland.

  5. PARKING

    Andre' Wimer, City Manager, stated that this item was once again placed on the agenda for discussion of potential "no parking" locations within Nederland. He added that the suggestions made at the last meeting have been added to the list, as well as an area of 140' along South 36th Street. The new "No Parking" ordinance will be presented to Council sometime within the next few meeting.

  6. DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLAN

    Andre' Wimer, City Manager, explained that in October 2004 the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) adopted rules which required that drought contingency plans include target consumption goals to be achieved during periods of water shortages and/or droughts. He added that the City adopted a Drought Contingency Plan in 2001 which includes consumption limitations. Mr. Wimer stated that the current plan appears to comply with the TCEQ requirement; therefore, City staff will submit this Plan to the TCEQ prior to May 1st as required by regulatory rules.

  7. DRAINAGE AREA 3

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve Change Order No. 4 in the amount +$17,687.26 with Excavators & Constructors, Inc., drainage improvements, Area 3. 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 a payment to Excavators & Constructors, Inc. in the amount of $71,757.78, drainage improvements, Area 3. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Radcliff to accept the drainage improvements in Area 3. 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 Change Order No. 4 in the amount of +$8.047.54 with Excavators & Constructors, Inc., drainage improvements, Area 3, Option II. 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 accept the drainage improvements in Area 3, Option II. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  8. PAYMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve a payment to Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. in the amount of $5,823.00, Beauxart Garden Road improvements. 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 approve payment of the bills for the month of March. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  9. 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.

  10. OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    Andre' Wimer, City Manager, reported that the library consultant will conduct a public forum on April 21st to receive input from the public regarding the library. He also reported that the Boston Avenue sidewalk replacement project is underway. Mr. Wimer added that the South 5th Street water tower work has been completed. He reminded Council that for the past couple of years the Cities of Nederland, Port Neches, and Groves have allowed citizens access to the old landfill site once per month during the summer to dispose of green waste and that due to minimal use this practice will be discontinued.

  11. ADJOURN

    There being no further business a motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Radcliff to adjourn the meeting at 3:30 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, April 11, 2005


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