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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, May 23, 2005

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

6:00 p.m. May 23, 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 Mayor Pro Tem Neal and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve the minutes of the May 16, 2005 meeting as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  3. PROCLAMATION

    Mayor Nugent stated that it is always a pleasure to honor our young members of the community and tonight we are fortunate to be able to honor two athletic groups from Nederland High School. He added that Nederland is continuing the tradition of having successful athletic programs and we are happy to recognize the varsity baseball and softball teams for their winning seasons.

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Neal and seconded by Councilmember Sheffield to approve a proclamation declaring May 23, 2005 as "Nederland High School Varsity Baseball Day" in Nederland, Texas. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    The Council congratulated the coaching staff and baseball team for their successful year and wished them continued success in the future.

    Mayor Nugent presented the proclamation to Coach Cody Robbins who introduced his coaching staff and members of the team.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Griffin to approve a proclamation declaring May 23, 2005 as "Nederland High School Varsity Softball Day" in Nederland, Texas. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    Mayor Nugent presented the proclamation to Coach Sissy Lemons who introduced her coaching staff and members of the team.

    The Council also congratulated the softball coaching staff and team members on their successful season.

    Mayor Nugent recessed the meeting at 6:15 p.m.

    The meeting was reconvened at 6:27 p.m. by Mayor Nugent.

  4. LICENSE TO ENCROACH

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Neal and seconded by Mayor Nugent to approve Resolution No. 2005-03, authorizing a License to Encroach at 1516 Hamilton Court and authorizing the City Manager to sign the document. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  5. BIDS/PURCHASES

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Griffin to award bids for water meter lids to DFW Plastics, Inc., Bedford, TX, in the amount of $72,900. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    Terry Hale, City-County Benefits Services, reviewed the bids received for City employee dental insurance. He stated that bid notices were published and mailed to all major carriers with seven bids received. They were as follows: Blue Cross/Blue Shield; CompBenefits; Guardian; Humana; SafeGuard Dental; UniCare; and, United Healthcare. Mr. Hale recommends that the City award the contract for dental benefits to CompBenefits, the current carrier, for a two (2) year period beginning July 1, 2005. The benefits will remain the same and will provide for ease of administration with no transition or enrollment required, current rates will be maintained with no increase cost to either the City or employee, and the rates are guaranteed for two (2) years.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Neal to authorize the award of bids for dental insurance to CompBenefits for two (2) years beginning July 1, 2005, as recommended by City-County Benefits Services. MOTION CARRIED.

    Mr. Hale then reviewed the bids received for long term disability insurance. Six bids were received as follows: Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Mutual of Omaha; Standard Insurance; Sun Life; UniCare; and United Healthcare. He added that the bids specifications requested a multi-year contract and all bids received offered a multi-year rate except Blue Cross/Blue Sheild. Upon review of all bids received he has recommended that the City award the bid to Standard Insurance for three (3) years with a guaranteed rate of $0.26/$100 of salary.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Mayor Nugent to authorize the award of bids for long term disability insurance to Standard Insurance for three years in the amount of $.26/$100 of salary. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  6. CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Neal and seconded by Councilmember Sheffield to approve an agreement with Interface EAP for the Employee Assistance Program. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  7. EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

  8. OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    Andre' Wimer, City Manager, reported that the City of Nederland ranked ninth in the TCDP project scores for submissions in this area. At this time it appears that we will be eligible for funding. He added that due to the Memorial Day holiday next week garbage service will be delayed one day.

  9. ADJOURN

    There being no further business a motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Neal to adjourn the meeting at 6:50 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, May 23, 2005


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