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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, February 23, 2004

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

6:00 p.m. February 23, 2004
  1. MEETING

    The meeting was called to order at 6:20 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 Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Councilmember Sawyer to approve the minutes of the February 9, 2004, meeting as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, and Radcliff. Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Pro Tem Nugent.

  3. APPEARANCES

    Nancy Dagerpont, Boy Scout Troop 232, introduced Tommy Whisenhunt, Scout Master and Byron Duplechain, Assistant Scout Master. She explained that the members of Troop 232 were attending the meeting for work toward merit badges.

    Mayor Nagel welcomed the members and introduced the head table.

  4. REPORTS

    Darrell Bush, Chief of Police, reviewed the racial profiling report as required by Senate Bill 1074.

    A motion was made by Mayor Nagel and seconded by Councilmember Sawyer to accept the report as presented. See attached. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, and Radcliff. Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Pro Tem Nugent.

    Cheryl Dowden, Director of Finance, reviewed the Quarterly Investment Report for the 2003 4th Quarter.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Neal to accept the Quarterly Investment Report. See attached. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, and Radcliff. Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Pro Tem Nugent.

  5. POLICIES/PROCEDURES

    Andre Wimer, City Manager, reviewed the City's Investment Policy. He indicated that there are no proposed modifications at this time.

  6. CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS

    Andre Wimer, City Manager, explained that the City will need to approve two easement agreements with Jimmie and Mary Williamson in order to allow for the placement of the Patillo Road water line which must be moved from its existing location in the Hwy. 69 right-of-way. The water line itself will be relocated by Garth Co. at their expense. That portion of the water line within the easement will eventually be accepted by the City such that water service will be available for current and future City customers; construction will have to be performed according to City standards.

    A motion was made by Mayor Nagel and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve two Easement Agreements with Jimmie E. and Mary Eilene Williamson Family Trust, a 0.2290 acre tract and a 0.1640 acre tract. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, and Radcliff.Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Pro Tem Nugent.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Radcliff to approve renewing a contract with Action Bonded Cleaning, Inc. for janitorial services. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, and Radcliff. Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Pro Tem Nugent.

    A motion was made by Mayor Nagel and seconded by Councilmember Sawyer to postpone approving an Interlocal Agreement with the Jefferson County and Hardin County for the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, and Radcliff. Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Pro Tem Nugent.

    A motion was made by Mayor Nagel and seconded by Councilmember Radcliff to approve a contract with d.p. Consulting Engineers, Inc. for drainage engineering design for Allan Meadows in the amount of $2,500.00. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, and Radcliff. Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Pro Tem Nugent.

    Andre Wimer, City Manager, reported that City staff is recommending additional smoke testing of two more areas that continue to experience difficulties with infiltration. The first area is bounded generally by Hwy. 69, Helena Avenue, 31st Street, Hardy Avenue, and the Main "C" Canal. The second area is bounded by Hwy. 69, Canal Avenue, 27th Street, and Helena Avenue. Mr. Wimer added that he received proposal from Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. in the amount of $23,900.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Councilmember Sawyer to approve a contract with Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. for smoke testing in the amount of $23,900.00. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, and Radcliff. Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Pro Tem Nugent.

  7. CHANGE ORDER

    Andre Wimer, City Manager, explained that Change Order No. 2 with Brystar Contracting, Inc. is the result of deletions of unused items from the contract and additional sewer line replacement work identified by the smoke testing discussed at the last City Council meeting. The contract will decrease by $207,249.00 while increasing by $559,105.33 which results in an overall increase of $351,856.33.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Mayor Nagel to approve Change Order No. 2 with Brystar Contracting, Inc. for wastewater collection system rehabilitation (Years 4 and 5) in the amount of +$351,856.33. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, and Radcliff. Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Pro Tem Nugent.

  8. BIDS/PROPOSALS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Neal to authorize the advertisement of bids for water meter replacement. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, and Radcliff. Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Pro Tem Nugent.

  9. PAYMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Councilmember Neal to authorize payments to Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. as follows: $813.00, Wastewater Treatment Plant improvements; $6,295.80, wastewater collection system improvements (Year 5); $115.00, South 5th Street sewer line rehabilitation; and, $2,900.00, smoke testing. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, and Radcliff. Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Pro Tem Nugent.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Mayor Nagel to authorize payment to Peltier Brothers Construction, Ltd. in the amount of $43,352.40, sanitary sewer manhole sealing. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, and Radcliff. Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Pro Tem Nugent.

    A motion was made by Mayor Nagel and seconded by Councilmember Sawyer to authorize payments to Brystar Contracting, Inc. as follows: $19,845.50, manhole frame reconstruction; $82,358.25, wastewater collection system improvements, Year 4 & 5; and, $162,995.44, South 5th Street trunk line replacement. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, and Radcliff. Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Pro Tem Nugent.

  10. EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

  11. OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    Andre Wimer, City Manager, reported that the new animal shelter began operation today. He added that staff has begun work on the proposed street program to present to Council. Mr. Wimer informed Council that the annual Rotary Club Fishing Derby will be held at Doornbos Park, Saturday, February 28th. He also stated that City staff, NEDC staff, and Heritage Festival staff met with TxDOT and ALLCO regarding Boston Avenue and they reported that they will be finished with Boston Avenue between 15th Street and 17th Street prior to the beginning of the Festival.

  12. ADJOURN

    There being no further business, a motion was made by Mayor Nagel and seconded by Councilmember Radcliff to adjourn the meeting at 7:12 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, and Radcliff. Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Pro Tem Nugent.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, February 23, 2004


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