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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
 

Agenda for Monday, March 13, 2006

NEDERLAND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

NOTICE is hereby given of a regular meeting of the Nederland City Council to be held Monday, March 13, 2006, 3:00 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. DISCUSSION

    Discussion regarding proposed registered sex offender ordinance.

  4. ELECTION

    Consider action approving Resolution No. 2006-06, appointing a Presiding Judge and an Alternate Presiding Judge for the May 13, 2006 election.

  5. RESOLUTION

    Consider action approving Resolution No. 2006-07, suspending the effective date of the proposed Texas Gas Service rate increase for an additional 30 days.

  6. CHANGE ORDER
     
    1. Consider action approving Change Order No. 1 with N & T Construction Co., Inc., renovations to the Nederland Recreation Center and Hughes Public Library.
       
    2. Consider action approving Change Order No. 1 with Mike Barnett Construction, Fire Station roof repairs.
       
  7. PARKING

    Consider action approving Ordinance No. 2006-01, designating "no-parking" areas.

  8. STREET LIGHTS
     
    1. Consider action authorizing the installation of a street light at 8136 Beauxart Garden Road.
       
    2. Consider action authorizing the installation of a street light at 148 Detroit Avenue.
       
  9. POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

    Consider action approving Request for Proposal procedures for engineering services associated with Texas Department of Transportation projects.

  10. HEALTH INSURANCE
     
    1. Consider action approving a contract with City-County Benefits Services to assist with the preparation and evaluation of bids for employee health insurance.
       
    2. Consider action appointing Terry Hale of City-County Benefits Services as the agent of record for the purpose of managing the competitive bid process for employee group benefits.
       
    3. Consider action authorizing the advertisement of bids for employee health insurance.
       
  11. CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS
     
    1. Consider action approving an agreement with Tower Medical Center of Nederland.
       
    2. Consider action approving a contract with Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. for engineering services related to evaluating the requirements for standby generator power for City buildings.
       
    3. Consider action approving a contract with Carroll & Blackman, Inc. for surveying and engineering services associated with sewer relocation and replacement projects along 12th Street and Ditch B5 and Avenue H.
       
  12. HURRICANE RITA

    Consider action approving Ordinance No. 2006-02, waiving various permit fee provisions and zoning restrictions regarding travel trailers related to Hurricane Rita.

  13. PAYMENTS

    Consider action approving the payments for the month of February.

  14. OPEN MEETINGS TRAINING

    Conduct Open Records training.

  15. 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
     
    Economic Development Negotiations - Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.087
     
  16. RECONVENE

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

  17. COMMUNICATION

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

  18. ADJOURN

END Agenda for Monday, March 13, 2006


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