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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, December 19, 2005

NEDERLAND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

NOTICE is hereby given of a regular meeting of the Nederland City Council to be held Monday, December 19, 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. HURRICANE RITA

    Consider action approving Ordinance No. 2005-22, waiving various permit fee provisions, inspection requirements, and zoning restrictions regarding travel trailers as related to Hurricane Rita.

  4. BIDS/PURCHASES

    1. Consider action authorizing the award of bids for metal building re-sheeting and repairs at Nederland Sewer Plant Complex, B. A. Ritter Senior Center, Tex Ritter Park, Utilities Building at Doornbos Park, and Nederland Recreation Center.
       
    2. Consider action authorizing the award of bids for composition roof repairs and re- roofing at Nederland Sewer Plant Complex, Tex Ritter Park, Doornbos Park, Swimming Pool Complex, and Nederland Water Plant.
       
    3. Consider action authorizing the award of bids for re-roofing and roof repairs to the Nederland City Hall Complex.
       
    4. Consider action authorizing the award of bids for the pre-engineered awnings for the Library, Wastewater Treatment Plant, and Fire Station.
       
    5. Consider action authorizing the award of bids for the Fire Station carport.
       
    6. Consider action authorizing the purchase of telephone system equipment for the D. Bob Henson Office Building.
       
  5. PAYMENTS

    1. Consider action approving a payment to LaBiche Architectural Group in the amount of $3,363.75, hurricane survey of City facilities.
       
    2. Consider action approving a payment to LaBiche Architectural Group in the amount of $21,769.86, design services for renovations to the Recreation Building, Library and Fire Station.
       
    3. Consider action approving a payment to Coleman & Associates in the amount of $14,610.85, repairs to the D. Bob Henson Office Building.
       
    4. Consider action approving a payment to Neches Engineering in the amount of $382.04, hurricane survey of City facilities.
       
    5. Consider action approving a payment to Neches Engineering in the amount of $5,617.51, hurricane roof repairs.
       
  6. REQUEST

    Consider action regarding a request from Christopher Boone, 3115 Callaway, for an exception to the City of Nederland water billing policy due to circumstances associated with Hurricane Rita.

  7. ORDINANCES

    Consider action approving an amendment to Ordinance No. 2005-21, requiring CenterPoint Energy Entex to cease and desist from charging illegal and unlawful rates and requiring refunds, and to allow the inclusion of penalties and injunctive relief.

  8. 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.

    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
     
  9. RECONVENE

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

  10. COMMUNICATION

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

  11. ADJOURN

END Agenda for Monday, December 19, 2005


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