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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, September 25, 2006

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

6:00 p.m. September 25, 2006
  1. MEETING

    The meeting was called to order at 6:00 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 Mayor Pro Tem Griffin to approve the minutes of the special meeting of September 11, 2006 as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  3. CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Griffin to approve a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Nederland Police Officers Association. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve an amended contract with Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. for the Beauxart Gardens Road project that will increase the contract amount from $139,600 to $308,000. 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 reject agreements with Texas Department of Transportation for intersection projects at 14th Street and Boston Avenue; 14th Street and Nederland Avenue; and, 21st Street and Nederland Avenue, and to authorize the City Manager to pursue funding from TxDOT as initially outlined in the project application process. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  4. CHANGE ORDER

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Mayor Nugent to approve Change Order No. 1 with N & T Construction Co., Inc., renovations to the Fire Station in the amount of +$11,321. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  5. BUDGET

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Mayor Nugent to approve Ordinance No. 2006-11, amending the FY 2005-2006 budget. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve Ordinance No. 2006-12, declaring certain utility accounts as uncollectible. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  6. PAYMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve payments to N & T Construction Co., Inc. as follows: $608.40, Hurricane Rita renovations to the Nederland Recreation Center and Hughes Library; and, $22,258.15, Hurricane Rita renovations to the Fire Station. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Sheffield to approve payment to Carroll & Blackman, Inc. in the amount of $2,113.00, 12th Street sanitary sewer relocation and Avenue H sanitary sewer replacement. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  7. 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, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  8. OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    André Wimer, City Manager, reported that the City received a letter from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality announcing that the Water Treatment Plant Operators were being recognized for their effort, dedication and contribution in protecting the public health of Texas citizens.

    Councilmember Sheffield, on the first anniversary of Hurricane Rita, wanted to thank the staff for their dedication and fast response during the aftermath of the storm.

  9. ADJOURN

    There being no further business a motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Neal to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, September 25, 2006


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