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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, March 26, 2007

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

3:00 p.m. March 26, 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 Neal and seconded by Councilmember Sheffield to approve the minutes of the March 12, 2007 meeting as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Griffin, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.

  3. BIDS/PROPOSALS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to award bids received for pipe bursting associated with the replacement of sanitary sewer lines to Allco, Inc., Beaumont, TX.

  4. CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Mayor Nugent to approve an agreement with Tower Medical Center in Nederland for alcohol and drug testing services.

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

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Griffin to approve a one (1) year renewal of the contract with Servall Services, Inc. for janitorial services. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Griffin, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Sheffield to approve the appointment of Edgar, Kiker & Cross, PC to perform the City's audit for FY 2006-2007 in the amount of $29,500.00 if Single Audit Act requirements are not necessary, and $34,500.00 if Single Audit Act requirements are necessary. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Griffin, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.

  5. HEALTH INSURANCE A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Mayor Nugent to approve a Declaration of Trust establishing the City of Nederland Employee Benefits Trust for the purpose of providing health benefits. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Griffin, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.

  6. RESOLUTION

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve Resolution No. 2007-09, supporting the passage of HB 2818 to delay electric deregulation. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Griffin, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.

  7. PAYMENTS A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Griffin and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve payment to Neches Engineers in the amount of $2,107.05, windstorm certifications. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Griffin, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Griffin and seconded by Mayor Nugent to approve payment to Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. in the amount of $6,373.00, Beauxart Garden Road Improvements. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Griffin, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.

  8. EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

  9. OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    Andre' Wimer, City Manager, announced he will be attending a meeting this week regarding the CDBG Disaster Recovery Funds to obtain further information on the environmental clearance process. On Thursday he will also attend the Regional Review Committee meeting for the CDBG projects.

  10. ADJOURN

    TThere being no further business a motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Griffin to adjourn the meeting at 6:40 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Griffin, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, March 26, 2007


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