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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, April 23, 2007

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

6:00 p.m. April 23, 2007
  1. MEETING

    The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Mayor Pro Tem Debby Griffin 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 April 9, 2007 meeting as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Griffin, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.

  3. ORDINANCE

    Andre' Wimer, City Manager, explained that the truck route ordinance is on this agenda as a discussion item only due to recent deliberations regarding the City's through truck routes. Richard Hughes, City Attorney, reported that he has researched the legality of the City rescinding the truck route designation for Nederland Avenue and there does not appear to be any limitations regarding either the establishment or removal of a city street for such a listing. Under the City's current ordinance Nederland Avenue and Twin City Highway are the only truck routes. Of course, the City cannot remove the designation on Twin City Highway because it is a State highway, but the City Council could remove Nederland Avenue as a through truck route if they desire.

    Councilmember Rogers asked that this item be placed on the next agenda for consideration.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve an Amendment to Ordinance No. 164, setting regular dates for council meetings.

    MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Griffin, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.

  4. RESOLUTION

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve Resolution No. 2007-10, approving an agreement with the Nederland Youth Football League allowing for the construction, use, and maintenance of a football field and related facilities at Homer Nagel Park.

    MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Griffin, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.
  5. CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve a contract with David J. Waxman, Inc. for Community Development Block Grant/Disaster Recovery Fund Contract assistance in the amount of $35,000.00.

    MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Griffin, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.

  6. PAYMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Councilmember Sheffield to approve a payment to Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. in the amount of $620.00, wastewater discharge permit.

    MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Griffin, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent Mayor Nugent.
  7. EXECUTIVE SESSION

    The regular meeting was recessed at 6:25 p.m. by Mayor Pro Tem Griffin for the purpose of conducting an Executive Session as authorized by Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.074, personnel - annual evaluation of City Manager Andre' Wimer; 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.; and, consultation with City Attorney.

  8. RECONVENE

    The regular meeting was reconvened by Mayor Pro Tem Griffin at 6:45 p.m. She announced that the Executive Session was held for informational purposes only.

  9. OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    Andre' Wimer, reported that the Street Program should begin next week. He added that the pipe bursting documents have been received and that project should begin within the next couple of weeks.

  10. ADJOURN

    There being no further business a motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to adjourn the meeting at 6:46 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Griffin, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent Mayor Nugent

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, April 23, 2007


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