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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, April 10, 2006

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

3:00 p.m. April 10, 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 Mayor Pro Tem Neal and seconded by Councilmember Sheffield to approve the minutes of the March 27, 2006 meeting as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  3. PROCLAMATION

    Cindy Fertitta, Rape and Suicide Crisis of Southeast Texas, was presented a proclamation by Mayor Nugent declaring April 2006 as "Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month" in Nederland. Ms. Fertitta thanked the Mayor and Council for their continued support.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and Mayor Pro Tem Neal to approve a Proclamation declaring April 2006 as "Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month" in Nederland, Texas. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  4. SUBDIVISIONS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Neal to accept the improvements in Poydras Place subdivision. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  5. CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Neal and seconded by Councilmember Griffin to appoint Edgar, Kiker & Cross, PC to perform the FY 2005-2006 audit in the amount of $29,500 if Single Audit Act requirements are not necessary and $34,500 if Single Audit Act requirements are necessary. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Mayor Nugent to approve a contract with Mike Barnett Construction in the amount of $4,698.00 for roof repairs on the Recreation Building. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  6. STREETS AND SIDEWALKS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Griffin and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to authorize the installation of a street light at 724 - 10th Street. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  7. PAYMENTS

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

  8. EXECUTIVE SESSION

    The regular meeting was recessed at 3:20 p.m. by Mayor Nugent for the purpose of conducting an Executive Session as authorized by Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.072, discuss acquisition, exchange, sale, and/or release of property; Chapter 551.071, City of Nederland v. Entergy Gulf States, Entergy, Inc. and Entergy Services, Inc.; appeal of Texas Gas Service Company from ratesetting actions of the Cities of Nederland, Port Neches, and Groves; appeal of CenterPoint Energy Entex from ratesetting actions of the City of Nederland; and, consultation with City Attorney; and, Chapter 551.087, economic development negotiations.

  9. RECONVENE

    The regular meeting was reconvened at 3:30 p.m. by Mayor Nugent. He announced that the Executive Session was held for informational purposes only.

  10. OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    LaDonna Floyd, City Clerk, on behalf of the City Manager, reported that the estimated costs for the City's portion of the recently awarded Community Development Block Grant increased by $68,224.00. The CDBG project is to replace water and sewer lines in the Atlanta Avenue/Gage Avenue area. The increase was caused by a rise in construction cost since the application was prepared in late 2004/early 2005. Mrs. Floyd asked the Council if they would rather decrease the scope of work to remain within the budgeted amount of $215,000, or authorize the increased expenditure in order to complete the project. The Council felt it would be best to complete the project at this time.

  11. ADJOURN

    There being no further business a motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Griffin to adjourn the meeting at 3:33 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, April 10, 2006


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