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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 Thursday, November 3, 2005

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION OF THE
CITY OF NEDERLAND

5:00 p.m. November 3, 2005
  1. MEETING

    The special meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by Mayor R. A. Nugent at the Nederland City Office Building, 1400 Boston Avenue, Nederland, Texas. See attached for quorum.

  2. PUBLIC HEARING

    The special meeting was recessed and a Joint Public Hearing with the Planning and Zoning Commission was called to order at 5:02 p.m. by Mayor Nugent for the purpose of considering the issuance of Specific Use Permits for the properties located at 218 Nederland Avenue and 2708 Nederland Avenue.

    Andre Wimer, City Manager, stated that the Planning and Zoning Commission met on October 17, 2005 and recommended to the City Council that a Specific Use Permit be issued to Dale Umphrey, Precision Autobody, for 218 Nederland Avenue, described as Lots 17 and 18, Block 10, of the Staffen Subdivision. Planning and Zoning Commission chairman C. J. Schexnaider confirmed that the Commission had voted unanimously to issue the permit.

    A question arose from the audience as to whether vehicles would be painted at this facility and subject expressed his concern regarding paint fumes, etc. Mr. Umphrey, owner, stated that vehicles would be painted at the facility, but the facility would be equipped to handle the fumes so as not to create a problem. He added that the business would only be located at this address temporarily until his current facility is repaired due to storm damage. Addressing another concern from the audience regarding business hours, Mr. Umphrey stated that normal business hours would be 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and would address any problems regarding this issue should they occur.

    Andre Wimer, City Manager, stated that the Planning and Zoning Commission met on October 17, 2005 and recommended to the City Council that a Specific Use Permit be issued to Kevin Benton, Affordable Transmission, for 2708 Nederland Avenue, described as Block A, of the Youmans 2 Subdivision. Planning and Zoning Commission chairman C. J. Schexnaider stated that the Commission had voted unanimously to issue the permit.

    Mr. Benton stated that the business would be an auto repair shop and that it would be moved to this location permanently.

    There being no further business, the Joint Public Hearing was adjourned and the Special Meeting reconvened at 5:08 p.m.

  3. SPECIFIC USE PERMIT

    Mr. Wimer asked how long Mr. Umphrey intended to occupy this location and he responded that it would probably be one year. Mr. Wimer mentioned that the City Council may want to review this permit in one year. Councilmember Griffin commented that she did not think that there was a time limitation in the guidelines for the issuance of Specific Use Permits.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Griffin to approve the Specific Use Permit for Dale Umphrey, Precision Autobody, for 218 Nederland Avenue. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Councilmember Neal.

  4. BIDS/PURCHASES

    Mr. Wimer stated that, as a result of Hurricane Rita, the radio communications tower at City Hall was damaged. He added that the 120' tower houses the communication capabilities for the Police Department, Fire Department, and Public Works, as well as the dispatch communications for Nederland, Port Neches, and Groves and, if the primary system goes down, communications would be lost for all three cities. Mr. Wimer also stated that the City had received a quote in the amount of $48,907.00 for replacement of the tower and the cost is subject to complete reimbursement by FEMA.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Sheffield to recommend replacement of the radio communications tower in the amount of $48,907.00, and declaring an emergency. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Councilmember Neal.

  5. ADJOURN

    There being no further business a motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Sheffield to adjourn the meeting at 5:30 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Councilmember Neal.

END Meeting Minutes from Thursday, November 3, 2005


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