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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 Monday, January 9, 2006

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

3:00 p.m. January 9, 2006
  1. MEETING

    The meeting was called to order at 3:00 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 Sheffield and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve the minutes of the December 19, 2005 meeting as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None. Absent: Mayor Pro Tem Neal

  3. HURRICANE RITA

    Bob Smiley, U. S. Corp of Engineers, gave a brief update regarding Hurricane Rita debris removal. Mr. Smiley reported that pickup between December 23rd and January 2nd was slower due to the holidays and many of the contractors returned home to be with their families. Full service was restored on January 3rd and they have been removing approximately 1,500 c.y. per day since that time. He added that they have started the final "clean sweep" on a street-by-street basis to complete the removal of all hurricane related debris. During the final phase they will have an individual assigned to work with a City employee in order to sign off on each street. Mr. Smiley indicated that they should be complete the debris removal for Jefferson County in approximately six weeks. As areas are closed the contractors will merge to other areas in order to speed the process. He added that all debris would be picked up by the Corp.

    Andre Wimer, City Manager, stated that some storm debris has been reported in alleyways that we normally do not maintain although it is considered City property. He would like to solicit quotes from tree service companies to have these areas cleaned up.

    A motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Griffin to authorize City staff to solicit proposals as necessary to clean up certain alleys. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None. Absent: Mayor Pro Tem Neal

  4. BIDS/PROPOSALS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Mayor Nugent to award bids received for renovations and repairs to the Marion and Ed Hughes Public Library and the Nederland Recreation Center to N & T Construction, Beaumont, TX, in the amount of $425,000.00. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None. Absent: Mayor Pro Tem Neal

    A motion was made by Councilmember Griffin and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to authorize the lease of a photo copier for the Marion and Ed Hughes Public Library from Imagistics for 36 month at $282.32/month plus maintenance cost of $.069 per color copy and $.009 per black and white copy. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None. Absent: Mayor Pro Tem Neal

  5. PAYMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Mayor Nugent to approve a payment to Galveston Wireless, communications tower, in the amount of $28,578.50. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None. Absent: Mayor Pro Tem Neal

    A motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Griffin to approve payment of the bills for the month of December. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None. Absent: Mayor Pro Tem Neal

  6. EXECUTIVE 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, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None. Absent: Mayor Pro Tem Neal

  7. OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    None.

  8. ADJOURN

    There being no further business a motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Griffin to adjourn the meeting at 3:40 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None. Absent: Mayor Pro Tem Neal

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, January 9, 2006


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