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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, January 26, 2004

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

6:00 p.m. January 26, 2004
  1. MEETING

    The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Mayor Homer E. Nagel 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 Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Radcliff to approve the minutes of the January 12, 2004 meeting as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

  3. NEDERLAND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

    Andre Wimer, City Manager, stated that the Nederland Volunteer Fire Department has requested to sponsor a 4th of July fireworks display at Doornbos Park. This event will be similar to the fireworks display at the park during the City's centennial celebration. The NVFD has assured the City that an individual with the necessary State licensing will coordinate and assist with the display. Due to the use of fireworks at Doornbos Park, the City will need to purchase a supplemental insurance policy which will cost approximately $200. Mr. Wimer feels it will be necessary to schedule some employees to work on July 5th (City holiday) in order to clean the park and collect garbage/trash.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Councilmember Sawyer to approve the request from the Nederland Volunteer Fire Department to sponsor a 4th of July fireworks display at Doornbos Park. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Nugent to authorize an increase in the number of personnel in the Nederland Volunteer Fire Department from 17 to 25. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

  4. BUDGET

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sawyer and seconded by Mayor Nagel to approve Ordinance No. 2004-01, amending the FY 2003-2004 budget. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

  5. RESOLUTION

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Nugent to approve Resolution 2004-01, authorizing participation with other Entergy service area cities in matters by Entergy at the Public Utility Commission of Texas in 2004. MOTION CARRIED.

  6. CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve a contract with Hale Benefits Analysis Services, Ltd. (HBAS) to assist with the preparation and evaluation of bids for employee health insurance. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

  7. APPOINTMENTS

    A motion was made by Mayor Nagel and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Nugent to appoint Nicholas Phillips, 7762 Green, (Mayor's appointment) to fill the unexpired term of Dalton Babineaux to the Nederland Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

  8. PAYMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Mayor Nagel to authorize payment to Brystar Contracting, Inc. in the amount of $199,500.95, South 5th Street sewer rehabilitation project. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sawyer and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Nugent to authorize payment to Peltier Brothers Construction, Ltd. in the amount of $91,260.80, sanitary sewer manhole sealing. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

  9. EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

  10. OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    Andre Wimer, City Manager, stated that he received a report from Neches Engineers regarding water leaks at the fire station. The report shows that the problem is not as serious as first indicated. Neches Engineers recommends installing gutters, adding an awning on the back door of the fire station, grading, as well as, some roof repairs. Bids will be solicited as soon as final recommendations are made. Mr. Wimer added that the intersection project at 27th Street and Helena Avenue is expected to begin as soon as school dismisses for the summer break.

  11. ADJOURN

    There being no further business, a motion was made by Mayor Nagel and seconded by Councilmember Sawyer to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, January 26, 2004


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