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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, January 8, 2007

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

3:00 p.m. January 8, 2007
  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 Neal and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve the minutes of the December 18, 2006 meeting as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  3. CHANGE ORDER

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Griffin to approve Change Order No. 1 in the amount of +$500.00, Coleman & Associates, repairs to City Council Chambers. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  4. PAYMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Mayor Nugent to postpone approval of a payment to N & T Construction Co., Inc. in the amount of $9,622.30, renovations to the Fire Station. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

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

  5. EXECUTIVE SESSION

    The regular meeting was recessed at 3:11 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; and Chapter 551.071, City of Nederland v. Entergy Gulf States, Entergy, Inc. and Entergy Services, Inc.; potential litigation against Galveston Wireless, L.L.C.; and consultation with City Attorney.

  6. RECONVENE

    The regular meeting was reconvened at 3:35 p.m. by Mayor Nugent. He announced that the Executive Session was held for informational purposes only and no action is necessary.

  7. OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    André Wimer, City Manager, announced that the City's Annual Appreciation Dinner will be held on Tuesday, January 23rd, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. He also reported that he will be attending an Entergy Steering Committee meeting next week to discuss Entergy's request for additional revenues.

    Mayor Pro Tem Griffin asked about the City's current truck route ordinance. She received a call from a constituent asking that Nederland Avenue be removed from the approved routes. Mr. Wimer explained that the ordinance will be reviewed at the next meeting.

    Councilmember Sheffield asked how many trips our garbage trucks typically make in one day and if the possibility of some kind of transfer station has ever been discussed. Mr. Wimer responded that it has been discussed in the past and at this time does not seem feasible.

  8. ADJOURN

    There being no further business a motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Neal to adjourn the meeting at 3:45 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, January 8, 2007


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