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City of Nederland R. A. "Dick" Nugent, Mayor
Billy Neal, Mayor Pro Tem
Talmadge Austin, Councilmember
Craig J. Belaire, Councilmember
Vacant, Councilmember
Christopher Duque, City Manager

P.O. Box 967 * Nederland, Texas 77627 * 409.723.1503 * Fax 409.723.1550
 

Meeting Minutes from Monday, November 13, 2006

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

3:00 p.m. November 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 Mayor Pro Tem Griffin to approve the minutes of the October 23, 2006 meeting as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  3. LICENSE TO ENCROACH

    A motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Sheffield to postpone approving Resolution No. 2006-13, authorizing a License to Encroach at 907 N. 30th Street and authorizing the City Manager to sign the document if a variance is granted by the City. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  4. RESOLUTIONS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve Resolution No. 2006-14, approving the 2006 tax roll as certified by the Jefferson County Tax Office. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Sheffield to approve Resolution No. 2006-15, acknowledging the City of Nederland's participation in a 2006 Port Security Grant for improvements to Central Dispatch, acknowledge the City's portion of the matching funds. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  5. FINANCE - INVESTMENT REPORTS

    Cheryl Dowden, Director of Finance, reviewed the Quarterly Investment Report for the quarter ending September 30, 2006.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Councilmember Neal to accept the Quarterly Investment Report as presented by the Finance Department. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    Cheryl Dowden, Director of Finance, reviewed the Annual Investment Report for FY 2005-2006.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to accept the Annual Investment Report as presented by the Finance Department. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  6. REQUEST

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve a request from the Nederland Little Dribblers to utilize the Nederland Recreation Center gym and to waive rental fees. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve a request from the Boston Avenue Merchants Association to close Boston Avenue from 12th Street to 13th Street on Saturday, November 18, 2006 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  7. STREET LIGHTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Mayor Nugent to authorize the installation of a street light at 1420 Arbor Court. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  8. CHANGE ORDER

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve Change Order No. 5 with N & T Construction Co., Inc., renovations to the Recreation Building, in the amount of +$440.00. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  9. PAYMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Mayor Nugent to approve a payment to S & L Painting in the amount of $35,000, repairs and painting of three elevated water tanks. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve a payment to d.p. Consulting Engineers, Inc. in the amount of $8,500.00, TCDP water/sewer improvements project. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Griffin to approve the payment of the bills for the month of October 2006. 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 Councilmember Sheffield to postpone the Executive Session. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  11. PUBLIC OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    André Wimer, City Manager, reported that the settlement check from the City's windstorm damage has been received. He stated that the pond at Doornbos Park was partially drained in order to remove debris and the water level will be raised soon. Mr. Wimer also reported that a contractor was hired to assist in repairs of an 18" water line because of the depth of the line. Chester Jordan has resigned from the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission in order to take another position out of state. He also informed Council that work is continuing on the Fire Station.

    Mayor Pro Tem Griffin reported that she received a call from a citizen regarding our dog ordinance. The citizen is having problems with a neighbor's dog that is continually at-large and has killed a cat in the neighborhood. The citizen was told that the dog could not be classified as a dangerous dog because it has not harmed a person. Mayor Pro Tem Griffin asked if the City's ordinance could be reviewed to see if something could be added to consider dogs dangerous when another animal is also injured. Mr. Wimer stated that he would have City staff research the matter.

  12. ADJOURN

    There being no further business a motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Griffin to adjourn the meeting at 3:40 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, November 13, 2006


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