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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 Sunday, August 21, 2005

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

6:00 p.m. August 22, 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. MINUTES

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Neal and seconded by Councilmember Sheffield to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of August 8, 2005, and the special meeting of August 15, 2005 as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  3. BIDS/PROPOSALS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Mayor Nugent to authorize the advertisement of bids for effluent troughs at the Wastewater Treatment Plant to be received September 22, 2005. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  4. BUDGET

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve Ordinance No. 2005-10, an appropriation ordinance adopting a budget in accordance with Article VII in the Charter of the City of Nederland. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  5. TAX RATE

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Griffin to establish the proposed tax rate for FY 05-06 at $.646438/$100 valuation; the proposed tax rate may be modified prior to final adoption by the City Council. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Sheffield to authorize the adoption of the FY 05-06 tax rate at the regular meeting of September 26, 2005, at 6:00 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Neal to set the two required Public Hearings to discuss the proposed tax rate for September 1, 2005 at 5:00 p.m., and September 12, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  6. ORDINANCES

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Neal and seconded by Mayor Nugent to approve Ordinance No. 2005-11, utility regulations and rates. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Griffin and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Neal to approve Ordinance No. 2005-12, requiring actions by CenterPoint Energy Entex regarding its proposed change in rates. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  7. CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

    A motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve the Five Year Capital Improvement Program. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  8. PAYMENTS

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Neal and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve a payment to Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. in the amount of $829.00, Beauxart Garden Road improvements. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  9. EXECUTIVIE SESSION

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

  10. OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    Andre' Wimer, City Manager, reported there have been some problems of settling associated with the recent sewer line replacement project along South 5th Street. It appears to be caused by a previously abandoned sewer line that may have not been filled correctly when it was taken out of service.

  11. ADJOURN

    There being no further business a motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Griffin to adjourn the meeting at 6:55 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Sunday, August 21, 2005


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