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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, May 16, 2005

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

3:00 p.m. May 16, 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 April 25, 2005 meeting as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes:Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    Mayor Nugent presented a plaque to outgoing Councilmembers Sawyer and Radcliff thanking them for their dedication to the citizens of Nederland and for their many years of service to the community.

  3. ELECTION

    LaDonna Floyd, City Clerk, read the returns of the May 7, 2005 General Election. There were a total of 954 ballots cast. Each candidate received the following number of votes:

    Council, Ward 1 Early Voting Election Day Total
    Jeff Ortiz 170 143 313
    Timothy "Tim" Sheffield 320 232 552
    Council, Ward 2      
    Debby L. Griffin 275 201 476
    Don Albanese 261 200 461

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer to accept the election returns as read. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    LaDonna Floyd, City Clerk, administered the Oath of Office to Tim Sheffield, Councilmember Ward I; and, Debby Griffin, Councilmember Ward III.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Mayor Nugent to authorize payment to the election officials in accordance with the Texas Election Code in the total amount of $1,052.00. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Sheffield to elect Billy Neal as Mayor pro tempore in accordance with Section 3.06 of the City Charter. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  4. PROCLAMATION

    Mayor Nugent presented a Proclamation to members of the Mavericks, MC of Texas, which is a local motorcycle club, declaring March as "Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month" in Nederland. The members thanked the Council for their support in helping inform the public about the need to continually be aware of motorcycle riders.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Neal to approve the Proclamation declaring May 2005 as "Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month" in Nederland, Texas. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  5. STREETS AND SIDEWALKS

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Neal and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to authorize the installation of a street light at 7635 Holmes/Smith Road. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Neal to authorize the installation of a street light in the 700 block of South 12th Street. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  6. BIDS/PURCHASES

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Neal to authorize the purchase of a gas boiler for City Hall from W. Williams Refrigeration and Air Conditioning in the amount of $8,900.00. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Neal and seconded by Mayor Nugent to authorize the advertisement of bids to relocate a sewer force main. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  7. PAYMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Mayor Nugent to approve a payment to d.p. Constulting Engineers, Inc. in the amount of $935.00, upper Main "C" drainage improvements. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve a payment to Soutex Surveyors, Inc. in the amount of $2,500.00, 2005 sewer line rehabilitation. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Neal and seconded by Mayor Nugent to approve a payment to Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. in the amount of $3,420.00, FY 2005 wastewater rehabilitation. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Neal and seconded by Councilmember Sheffield to approve payment of the bills for the month of April. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  8. EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

  9. OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    Andre' Wimer, City Manager, reminded Council that due to today's meeting being conducted on the 3rd Monday in order to comply with the Texas Election Code requirements for canvassing the results of the election, our next meeting will be held next Monday. He added that he received a call from David Waxman regarding the City's recent application for the CDBG and the City did score fairly well on the regional level and it appears that we were ranked 9th on the State level. If the Federal government continues the program it is anticipated that 11 or 12 projects will be funded.

  10. ADJOURN

    There being no further business a motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Mayor Nugent to adjourn the meeting at 3:40 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, May 16, 2005


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