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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, April 25, 2005

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

6:00 p.m. April 25, 2005
  1. MEETING

    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 Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of April 11, 2005, and the special meeting of April 18, 2005 as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  3. FINANCE - INVESTMENT REPORT

    Cheryl Dowden, Director of Finance, reviewed the Quarterly Investment Report for the quarter ending March 31, 2005.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Radcliff to accept the Quarterly Investment Report as presented (see attached). MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  4. STREETS AND SIDEWALKS

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve the 2005 street program as presented (see attached). MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  5. STREETS AND SIDEWALKS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Mayor Nugent to select the following streets for submission of potential street improvement projects for the JOHRTS 2007 Metropolitan Transportation Plan - 2030: Canal Avenue from Hwy. 69 to Twin City Hwy; 27th Street from Helena Avenue to Canal Avenue; Avenue H from Twin City Hwy. to Port Neches city limits; 18th Street from Canal Avenue to Spurlock Road; Hardy Avenue from Avenue A to Avenue H; Hill Terrace from Hardy Avenue to FM 365; 21st Street from Nederland Avenue to Avenue H; and, South 29th Street from Avenue H to FM 365. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  6. ORDINANCES

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer to approve an Amendment to Ordinance No. 164, setting regular dates for Council meetings. 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 Ordinance No. 2005-09, revising Chapter 94 of the City of Nederland Code of Ordinances to include an article regulating private street and private subdivision development. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  7. CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve a contract with Clyde Caldwell for inspection services, water meter replacement project, contingent upon final approval by the City Attorney. 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 contract with BFI Waste Services of Texas, L.P. for landfill services. 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 renewal of a contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas for employee health insurance. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  8. BIDS/PROPOSALS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Mayor Nugent to authorize the advertisement of bids for water meter box lids. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  9. PAYMENTS

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve a payment to Diamond Enterprises, Inc. in the amount of $11,550.00, South 5th Street elevated storage tank. 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 a payment to Don S. Reichle & Associates, Inc. in the amount of $1,350.00, South 5th Street elevated storage tank. 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 a payment to Brystar Contracting, Inc. in the amount of $85,001.54, wastewater collection system rehabilitation FY 2005. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  10. EXECUTIVE SESSION

    The regular meeting was recessed at 6:37 p.m. by Mayor Nugent for the purpose of conducting an Executive Session as authorized by Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.074, discuss personnel - City Manager Andre' Wimer; Chapter 551.072, discuss acquisition, exchange, sale, and/or release of property; and, Chapter 551.071, City of Nederland v. Entergy Gulf States, Entergy, Inc. and Entergy Services, Inc.; appeal of Texas Gas Service Company ratesetting actions of the Cities of Nederland, Port Neches, and Groves; and, consultation with City Attorney.

  11. RECONVENE

    The regular meeting was reconvened at 7:07 p.m. by Mayor Nugent. He announced that the Executive Session was held for informational purposes only.

  12. OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    Andre' Wimer, City Manager, reported that the meter replacement program is scheduled to begin Monday, May 2nd. He added that the Boston Avenue sidewalk program is progressing nicely.

  13. ADJOURN

    There being no further business a motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Radcliff to adjourn the meeting at 7:10 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, April 25, 2005


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