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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
 

Meeting Minutes from Monday, June 12, 2006

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

3:00 p.m. June 12, 2006
  1. MEETING

    The regular 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 Griffin and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve the minutes of the May 22, 2006 meeting as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Councilmember Sheffield.

  3. DONATION

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Griffin to accept a donation of equipment from the Nederland Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. (see attached). MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Councilmember Sheffield.

  4. WATER/SEWER

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Mayor Nugent to accept improvements as constructed by Brystar Contracting, Inc. for the 2004 Smoke Test - Year 1 Project and authorize the release of retainage in the amount of $22,848.93. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Councilmember Sheffield.

  5. LICENSE TO ENCROACH

    A motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Griffin to approve Resolution No. 2006-08, authorizing a License to Encroach at 2125 Hwy. 69 and authorize the City Manager to sign the document. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Councilmember Sheffield.

  6. CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS

    A motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Griffin to postpone approving an agreement with DRC Emergency Services, LLC for debris removal. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Councilmember Sheffield.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve an agreement with Adjusters International for assistance with insurance claims, contingent upon final approval by the City Attorney and final determination by City staff that the contract is warranted. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Councilmember Sheffield.

    Andre' Wimer, City Manager, explained that he was contacted by the United States Department of Agriculture regarding their program to assist with the costs of hurricane related debris removal. Based upon an assessment of the City's situation, it appears that Nederland may be eligible to receive approximately $70,000 for disposal costs through July 31; this amount includes personnel, equipment, and landfill fees.

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Griffin and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve a Project Agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Services for debris removal. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Councilmember Sheffield.

    Andre' Wimer, City Manager, explained that Rod Hatch, Chief Building Official, will be out of the office for four to six weeks for medical reasons. Due to the recent increase in inspection services he suggests that the City utilize the services of Bureau Veritas, as was done following Hurricane Rita, to perform these duties during Mr. Hatch's absence.

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Griffin and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve an agreement with Bureau Veritas for inspection and plan review services, contingent upon final approval of the contract by the City Attorney. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Councilmember Sheffield.

  7. PROCLAMATION

    Mayor Nugent presented a Proclamation declaring the week of June 12, 2006 as "UM Army Week" in Nederland to Mr. Barry Ward, United Methodist Action Reach-Out Mission. Mr. Ward thanked the City of Nederland for their support of this program. He stated that they have volunteers in communities to provide minor housing repairs to the elderly, disabled, and many others. Mr. Ward added that they have 64 volunteers in Nederland and expect to work on 25-30 homes during their stay.

    A motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve a Proclamation declaring the week of June 12, 2006 as "UM Army Week" in Nederland, Texas. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Councilmember Sheffield.

  8. CHANGE ORDER

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Griffin to approve Change Order No. 3 with N&T Construction Co., Inc., renovations to the Nederland Recreation Center and Hughes Public Library in the amount of +$3,328.00. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Councilmember Sheffield.

  9. GRANT

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Neal to authorize the submission of an application to the 2006 United States Department of Justice COPS Secure Our Schools grant program. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Councilmember Sheffield.

  10. PAYMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Mayor Nugent to approve payments to N&T Construction as follows: $71,087.73, Hurricane Rita renovations of the Recreation center and Hughes Library; and, $12,916.15, Hurricane Rita renovations of the Fire Station. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Councilmember Sheffield.

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

  11. 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 Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Councilmember Sheffield.

  12. OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    None

  13. ADJOURN

    There being no further business a motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to adjourn the meeting at 3:50 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Councilmember Sheffield.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, June 12, 2006


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