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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, May 21, 2007

CITY OF NEDERLAND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS TRUST AGENDA

  1. The meeting was called to order at 6:20 p.m. by Trustee Bert Rogers at the Nederland City Office Building, 1400 Boston Avenue, Nederland, Texas.
     
  2. APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS
     
  3. A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Councilmember Neal to appoint the Mayor to serve as Chairperson of the City of Nederland Employee Benefits Trust. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes:: Vice-Chairperson Rogers, Trustees Sheffield, Neal, and Griffin. Noes: None. Absent:: Chairperson Nugent.

    A motion was made by Trustee Neal and seconded by Trustee Griffin to appoint the Mayor Pro Tem to serve as Vice Chairperson of the City of Nederland Employee Benefits Trust. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes:: Vice-Chairperson Rogers, Trustees Sheffield, Neal, and Griffin. Noes: None. Absent:: Chairperson Nugent.

    A motion was made by Trustee Sheffield and seconded by Trustee Griffin to rotate the position of Secretary of the City of Nederland Employee Benefits Trust annually beginning with the Ward II position. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes:: Vice-Chairperson Rogers, Trustees Sheffield, Neal, and Griffin. Noes: None. Absent:: Chairperson Nugent.

  4. FINANCE
     
  5. A motion was made by Trustee Sheffield and seconded by Trustee Griffin to adopt the City of Nederland Investment Policy as the policy for investments for the City of Nederland Employee Benefits Trust. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes:: Vice-Chairperson Rogers, Trustees Sheffield, Neal, and Griffin. Noes: None. Absent:: Chairperson Nugent.

    A motion was made by Trustee Sheffield and seconded by Trustee Neal to designate the depository for the City of Nederland Employee Benefits Trust as the same depository utilized by the City of Nederland. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes:: Vice-Chairperson Rogers, Trustees Sheffield, Neal, and Griffin. Noes: None. Absent:: Chairperson Nugent.

    A motion was made by Trustee Griffin and seconded by Trustee Neal to designate signatories for the City of Nederland Employee Benefits Trust as follows: Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, City Manager, and City Clerk. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes:: Vice-Chairperson Rogers, Trustees Sheffield, Neal, and Griffin. Noes: None. Absent:: Chairperson Nugent.

  6. AUDIT
     
  7. A motion was made by Trustee Sheffield and seconded by Trustee Griffin to designate and authorize the annual auditors for the City of Nederland to conduct an audit of the City of Nederland Employee Benefits Trust at such time that the audit for the City of Nederland is conducted. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes:: Vice-Chairperson Rogers, Trustees Sheffield, Neal, and Griffin. Noes: None. Absent:: Chairperson Nugent.

  8. INSURANCE
     
  9. Terry Hale, City-County Benefits Services, reviewed the bids received for City employee health and dental insurance. He stated that bid notices were published and mailed to all major carriers and four were received for health insurance and nine were received for dental insurance. Health insurance bids were received from Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA, and United Health Care. Dental insurance bids were received from Ameritas, Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA, CompBenefits, Guardian, The Standard, SafeGuard Dental, and United Health Care. Mr. Hale state that both Aetna and United Health Care offered a discounted medical rate if their dental was also purchased. Upon review of all bids City-County Benefits Services recommends that the City of Nederland Employee Benefits Turstees award both the medical and dental benefits to Aetna effective July 1, 2007.

    A motion was made by Trustee Griffin and seconded by Trustee Neal to award bids received for employee health insurance to Aetna as recommended by City-County Benefits Services. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes:: Vice-Chairperson Rogers, Trustees Sheffield, Neal, and Griffin. Noes: None. Absent:: Chairperson Nugent.

    A motion was made by Trustee Griffin and seconded by Trustee Sheffield to award bids received for employee dental insurance to Aetna as recommended by City-County Benefits Services. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes:: Vice-Chairperson Rogers, Trustees Sheffield, Neal, and Griffin. Noes: None. Absent:: Chairperson Nugent.

  10. ADJOURN
     
  11. There being no further business a motion was made by Vice-Chairperson Rogers and seconded by Trustee Sheffield to adjourn the meeting at 6:44 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes:: Vice-Chairperson Rogers, Trustees Sheffield, Neal, and Griffin. Noes: None. Absent:: Chairperson Nugent.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, May 21, 2007


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