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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, September 26, 2005

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

6:00 p.m. September 26, 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 Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Neal to approve the minutes of the September 12, 2005 meeting as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  3. PROCLAMATION

    A motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Sheffield to approve a Proclamation declaring October 8, 2005 as "Texas Artists Museum Day" in Nederland, Texas. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  4. ORDINANCE

    A motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Neal that property taxes be increased by the adoption of a tax rate of 65.2456 cents by approving Ordinance No. 2005-16. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  5. STREETS AND SIDEWALKS

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Neal and seconded by Councilmember Griffin to postpone the closure of the 1100 block of Boston Avenue on October 31, 2005, from 5:30-8:00 p.m., for Boston Avenue Merchants' Association Halloween activities. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Sheffield to postpone the closure of Franklin Avenue, between 12th Street and 13th Street, on October 27, 2005 from 3:00-9:00 p.m. for Langham Elementary School's Annual Fall Carnival. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  6. BIDS/PROPOSALS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to postpone receipt and award of bids for effluent troughs for the Wastewater Treatment Plant. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  7. RESOLUTIONS

    Andre' Wimer, City Manager, explained that due to the recent passage of H.B. 2928 cities will now be required to approve incentives offered by their economic development corporations. The resolution approving the incentives will require two (2) readings and, as such, will again be included on the October 10th agenda.

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Neal and seconded by Mayor Nugent to postpone the first reading of 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 in the amount of $300,000. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Council member Rogers and seconded by Council member Sheffield to postpone the first reading of 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 in the amount of $20,000. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  8. BUDGET

    A motion was made by Councilmember Griffin and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Neal to approve amendments to the FY 2004-2005 budget (see attached). MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve Ordinance No. 2005-17, amending the FY 2004-2005 budget. 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 approve Ordinance No. 2005-18, declaring certain utility accounts as uncollectible. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  9. PAYMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Councilmember Griffin to approve payments to Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. as follows: $560.40, west annexation water and sewer improvements; and, $1,800.00, FY 2005 wastewater system rehabilitation. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Neal and seconded by Councilmember Sheffield to approve a payment to Brystar Contracting, Inc. in the amount of $55,117.20, FY 2005 wastewater system rehabilitation. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Griffin to approve a payment to Soutex Surveyors, Inc. in the amount of $5,500.00, 2005-II sewer line rehabilitation. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  10. EXECUTIVIE SESSION

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

  11. OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    Andre' Wimer, City Manager, reported that the cities of Nederland, Port Neches, Groves, and Port Arthur, Jefferson County, and Drainage District No. 7 met to discuss the impending implementation of Phase II storm water regulations. It appears that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will adopt final rules in March or April 2006. Once the regulations are in place, the City will have 180 days to submit a stormwater permit application to the TCEQ. These regulations are anticipated to cost $50,000-$70,000 annually.

  12. ADJOURN

    There being no further business a motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Sheffield to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, September 26, 2005


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