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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, January 22, 2007

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

6:00 p.m. January 22, 2007
  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 Sheffield and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve the minutes of the January 8, 2007 meeting as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  3. PUBLIC HEARINGS

    The regular meeting was recessed and a Joint Public Hearing between the City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission was called to order at 6:02 p.m. by Mayor Nugent for the purpose of receiving questions and/or comments regarding the rezoning of the property described as Lots 1-10, Block 2, J. D. Ford Addition, from Light Industrial to Single-Family Residential.

    Planning and Zoning Commission members present: Mark Griffin, C. J. Schexnaider, Robert Sawyer, Homer Nagel, and Jack Porter.

    André Wimer, City Manager, reported that Nikki Brackin, 8214 Ford Street, requested that the above described property be rezoned as indicated. He added that the Planning and Zoning Commission voted to deny the request and recommended that the City Council also deny the request.

    Nikki Brackin, 8214 Ford Street, stated that she requested the change in zoning in order to better the neighborhood by not allowing businesses.

    The following property owners provided comments opposing the rezoning:

    Terry Richard, 8062 Ford Street; and, Francis McCoy, 8164 Ford Street.

    There being no further questions and/or comments the Public Hearing was adjourned and the regular meeting was reconvened at 6:15 p.m. by Mayor Nugent.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Griffin to deny a request to rezone the property described as Lots 1-10, Block 2, J. D. Ford Addition, from Light Industrial to Single-Family Residential as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Request. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    The regular meeting was recessed and a Joint Public Hearing between the City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission was called to order at 6:19 p.m. by Mayor Nugent for the purpose of receiving questions and/or comments regarding the rezoning of the property described as Lot 11, Lot 12 Tracts 1-4; Lot 13 Tracts 2-9, Pleasant Home Addition and Lot 40, Lots 41-43 Tract 2; Lots 44-45 Tracts 1-3; Lots 46-48; Lots 52-55, Lot 56 Tracts 1 & 2; and Lots 57-67, Pleasant Home Replat Addition from Single-Family Residential to Multi-Family Residential.

    André Wimer, City Manager, stated that the rezoning request was denied by the Planning and Zoning Commission at their meeting on December 5, 2006.

    Richard Vickers, 2811 Lawrence, owns the property described as Lots 58-61, Pleasant Home Replat Addition, and requested the zoning change in order to be able to construct duplex, triplex, and/or fourplex units on the vacant lots. He stated that he wants to be able to provide affordable housing for Nederland residents.

    The following property owners provided comments opposing the rezoning request:

    Nicholas Phillips, 7762 Green; Adrian Wersig, 7889 Green; Cheryl Lee, 7851 Green; and, Nicholas Young, 8130 Green.

    There being no further questions and/or comments the Joint Public Hearing was adjourned and the regular meeting was reconvened by 6:32 p.m. by Mayor Nugent.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Griffin to deny a request to rezone the property described as Lot 11, Lot 12 Tracts 1-4; Lot 13 Tracts 2-9, Pleasant Home Addition and Lot 40, Lots 41-43 Tract 2; Lots 44-45 Tracts 1-3; Lots 46-48; Lots 52-55, Lot 56 Tracts 1 & 2; and Lots 57-67, Pleasant Home Replat Addition from Single-Family Residential to Multi-Family Residential as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    The regular meeting was recessed and a Joint Public Hearing was called to order at 6:34 p.m. by Mayor Nugent for the purpose of receiving questions and/or comments regarding the establishment of Single-Family Residential Zoning for the area annexed by the City of Nederland on October 9, 2006.

    George Newsome, on behalf of the developer, stated that they requested the zoning be classified Single-Family Residential in order to develop a 121 residential neighborhood.

    There being no further questions and/or comments the Joint Public Hearing was adjourned and the regular meeting was reconvened at 6:37 p.m. by Mayor Nugent.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve a request to establish Single-Family Residential Zoning for the area annexed by the City of Nederland on October 9, 2006, as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  4. DEVELOPMENT

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve the preliminary plat of the Lakes of Nederland subdivision as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  5. INVESTMENT REPORT

    Cheryl Dowden, Director of Finance, presented the Quarterly Investment Report for the quarter ending December 31, 2006.

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

  6. CONTRACT/AGREEMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Sheffield to approve a contract with Severn Trent Environmental Services, Inc. for operation and maintenance of the Wastewater Treatment Plant. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  7. PERMITS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve an EMS Provider permit for Acadian Ambulance. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  8. BIDS/PROPOSALS

    André Wimer, City Manager, reported that K. H. Dugas was the low bidder for the demolition of those properties previously authorized by the City Council. Rod Hatch, Building Official, has inspected the structure located at 2223 Nederland Avenue and reports that is has been brought up to code, therefore, that property has been removed from the demolition list.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to award bids received for demolition of structures previously approved for removal by the City Council to K. H. Dugas, Nederland, TX, in the amount of $22,000.00. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Griffin to award bids received for the water and sewer line replacement CDBG project to Jerry Wally, Inc., Lumberton, TX, in the amount of $313,091.50. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  9. ELECTION

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Griffin and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve Resolution No. 2007-01, calling for an election to be held May 12, 2007 for the purpose of election two (2) Councilmembers - one from Ward I and one from Ward III, and appointing LaDonna Floyd, Clerk for Early Voting and Presiding Judge of the Central Counting Station. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  10. WAIVER

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Griffin and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to authorize the Jefferson County Mosquito Control District to fly at low altitudes as required for the application of pesticides for the control of mosquitoes within the City limits of Nederland. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  11. RESOLUTION

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Councilmember Sheffield to approve Resolution No. 2007-02, authorizing participation with other Entergy service area cities in matters by Entergy at the Public Utility Commission of Texas in 2007. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  12. STREETS AND SIDEWALKS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Mayor Nugent to approve the 2007 Street Program (see attached). MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  13. PAYMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve payments to Soutex Surveyors, Inc. as follows: $3,034.00, Progress Payment No. 1 for 17th Street to 22nd Street sewer line investigation; and, $2,750.00, Progress Payment No. 2 for 17th Street to 22nd Street sewer line investigation. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Griffin and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve 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 Rogers and seconded by Mayor Nugent to approve payments to Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. as follows: $5,580.00, wastewater discharge permit; and, $10,527.50, Beauxart Garden Road improvement. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  14. EXECUTIVE SESSION

    A motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Neal to postpone the Executive Session. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  15. OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    André Wimer, City Manager, reminded Council about the Employee Appreciation Dinner to be held at the KC Hall on Tuesday, January 23rd.

  16. 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 7:20 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, January 22, 2007


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