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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
 

Agenda for Monday, October 24, 2005

NEDERLAND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

NOTICE is hereby given of a regular meeting of the Nederland City Council to be held Monday, October 24, 2005, 6:00 p.m., at the Nederland City Office Building, 1400 Boston Avenue, Nederland, Texas, for the purpose of considering the following agenda items. The City Council reserves the right to retire into Executive Session concerning any of the agenda items whenever it is considered necessary and legally justified pursuant to Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.

  1. CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER
     
  2. APPROVE THE MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
     
  3. REQUESTS

    1. Consider action regarding a request for an exception to the City of Nederland water billing policy due to circumstances associated with Hurricane Rita.
       
    2. Consider action regarding a request from James Shahan, 3016 Avenue B, to waive costs associated with grass cutting liens.
       
  4. HEARING

    Conduct a Hearing for the purpose of receiving opening statements from CenterPoint Energy Entex and the City of Nederland regarding the interim order and related issues pertaining to CenterPoint Energy Entex's rate increase request and continuing the hearing in progress.

  5. CENTERPOINT ENERGY

    Consider action approving Resolution No. 2005-17, suspending the effective date indefinitely for CenterPoint Energy Entex's request to increase rates and requiring prompt responses to discovery requests.

  6. RESOLUTIONS

    1. Consider action approving Resolution No. 2005-18, authorizing application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for grant funds associated with Hurricane Rita.
       
    2. Consider action approving Resolution No. 2005-15, ratifying the action of the Nederland Economic Development Corporation related to the incentive offered to Golden Triangle Specialty Medical Center dba Promise Specialty Hospital of Southeast Texas.
       
    3. Consider action approving Resolution No. 2005-16, ratifying the action of the Nederland Economic Development Corporation related to the incentive offered to A & J Ladies, L.L.C. dba Bath Junkie-Mid County.
       
  7. BIDS/PROPOSALS

    Consider action authorizing the award of bid for effluent troughs for the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

  8. PAYMENTS

    1. Consider action approving a payment to Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. in the amount of $450.00, FY 2005 wastewater rehabilitation.
       
    2. Consider action approving payment of the bills for the month of September.
       
  9. EXECUTIVE SESSION (No Public Discussion on These Items)

    The City Council will announce that it will go into Executive Session, pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code, to discuss matters as specifically listed on the agenda, or as authorized by law.

    Personnel - Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.074

    Discuss personnel appointment: Fire Chief/Fire Marshall
     
    Real Property - Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.072

    Discuss acquisition, exchange, sale, and/or release of property.
     
    Litigation - Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.071

    Discuss pending and threatened litigation:
     
    1. City of Nederland v. Entergy Gulf States, Entergy, Inc. and Entergy Services, Inc.
    2. Appeal of Texas Gas Service Company from the ratesetting actions of the Cities of Nederland, Port Neches, and Groves
    3. Appeal of CenterPoint Energy Entex from ratesetting actions of the City of Nederland
       
    Consultation with City Attorney - Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.071
     
  10. RECONVENE

    Reconvene into regular session and discuss and take action, if any, on items discussed in Executive Session.

  11. APPOINTMENT

    Consider action confirming the appointment of a Fire Chief/Fire Marshall by the City Manager.

  12. COMMUNICATION

    Receive comments from Mayor, City Council, and City Manager.

  13. ADJOURN

END Agenda for Monday, October 24, 2005


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