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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, February 13, 2006

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

3:00 p.m. February 13, 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 Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Griffin to approve the minutes of the January 23, 2006 meeting as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  3. ELECTION

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Neal and seconded by Councilmember Sheffield to approve Resolution No. 2006-02, calling for an election to be held May 13, 2006 for the purpose of electing a Mayor and two (2) Councilmembers - one from Ward II and one from Ward IV, and appointing a Clerk for Early Voting and a Presiding Judge of the Central Counting Station. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  4. REPORT

    Darrell Bush, Chief of Police, reviewed the racial profiling report as required by Senate Bill 1074.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to accept the report from the Police Department as required by Senate Bill 1074. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  5. RESOLUTION

    A motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Neal to approve Resolution No. 2006-03, authorizing participation with other Entergy service area cities in matters by Entergy at the Public Utility Commission of Texas in 2006. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  6. BIDS/PURCHASES

    Andre' Wimer, City Manager, explained that the City has purchased rock for the street program utilizing the County bid prices for several years. This year, however, the purchase/delivery process has been altered such that a larger quantity of materials must be ordered and delivered at the same time of the County's shipment. In order to ensure sufficient inventory, staff ordered 10 boxcars at a cost of $34,450.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Sheffield to approve the purchase of materials for the street program in the amount of $34,450.00. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  7. LICENSE TO ENCROACH

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Neal to approve Resolution No. 2006-04, authorizing a License to Encroach at 2304 Oak Ridge Avenue and authorizing the City Manager to sign the document. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  8. APPOINTMENT

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Mayor Nugent to appoint George Spalding to fill an unexpired term on the Firefighters' Civil Service Commission. 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 Rogers to approve the payment of the bills for the month of January. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  10. EXECUTIVE SESSION

    A motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Neal 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 new radio tower was installed last week and will be connected later this week. He added that the roof work at the Recreation Center is progressing. Mr. Wimer presented a copy of the proposed street program to the Council for their review prior to approval at the next meeting. He stated that City received a request from the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission to participate in a lobbying effort for Hurricane Rita relief funding. They are requesting funds from Nederland in the amount of $25,000. At this time he is not prepared to recommend approval of their request. Mr. Wimer informed the Council that the City will begin filing charges on the owner of the building on the corner of Nederland Avenue and South 23 Street and initiate a clean-up of the facility.

  12. TRAINING

    To satisfy the requirements of Senate Bill 286 the Mayor, City Council, City Manager, City Attorney, and City Clerk viewed the Texas Attorney General's Open Meetings Training video. Also in attendance were two members of the Firefighters' Civil Service Commission: Jerry McNeill and George Eisenmann; and one member of the Planning and Zoning Commission: Homer Nagel.

  13. ADJOURN

    There being no further business a motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Neal and seconded by Councilmember Sheffield to adjourn the meeting at 4:35 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, February 13, 2006


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