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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, February 26, 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 6:08 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 Councilmember Sheffield to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of February 12, 2007, and the workshop of February 13, 2007 as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  3. AUDIT

    Brad Brown, Edgar, Kiker and Cross, PC, reviewed the FY 2005-2006 audit. Mr. Brown stated that they issued an "unqualified opinion" which is the highest possible. He commended Cheryl Dowden, Director of Finance, and City staff for their assistance in conducting the audit.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Griffin to accept the FY 2005-2006 audit as presented by Edgar, Kiker & Cross, PC. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  4. STREETS AND SIDEWALKS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Councilmember Sheffield to authorize the closure of various City streets for Heritage Festival activities. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  5. CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Bureau of Investigations regarding participation in the Safe Streets Task Force. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  6. PAYMENTS

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Griffin and seconded by Mayor Nugent to approve payments to Neches Engineers as follows: $3,288.53, windstorm certifications; and, $2,542.65, windstorm certifications. 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 a payment to Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. in the amount of $18,540.47, Beauxart Garden Road improvements. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  7. EXECUTIVE SESSION

    The regular meeting was recessed at 6:30 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.

  8. RECONVENE

    The regular meeting was reconvened at 6:42 p.m. by Mayor Nugent. He announced that the Executive Session was held for informational purposes only and that no action is necessary.

  9. OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    Andre' Wimer, City Manager, explained that the State of Texas has called for a Special Election to be held on May 12th and this may affect the City's election process. LaDonna Floyd, City Clerk, will attend a meeting between the political subdivisions and Jefferson County on Wednesday, February 28th, to discuss the upcoming elections.

  10. 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 6:43 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, February 26, 2007


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