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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, June 11, 2007

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

3:00 p.m. June 11, 2007
  1. MEETING

    The meeting was called to order at 3:00 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 Mayor Pro Tem Rogers to approve the minutes of the May 21, 2007 meeting as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  3. PRESENTATION

    Mayor Nugent presented Harry Carter a Certificate of Appreciation and watch for his 25 years of service to the City of Nederland as a firefighter. He thanked Mr. Carter for his dedication to the City and citizens and wished him well in his retirement.

  4. REQUEST

    André Wimer, City Manager, explained that Mr. Byron Walker, Sr., 1208 South 23 Street, has requested to construct a fence that will encroach into Doornbos Park property. The proposed fence would not extend beyond any of the existing fences of his neighbors. In July 2000, the City Council approved several Licenses to Encroach for fences that extended into park property. Should the City Council be agreeable to Mr. Walker's request, Mr. Wimer stated that he should be required to obtain a survey showing the encroachment that would then be incorporated into the License to Encroach.

    Mr. Walker stated that he intends to construct a black chain link fence that would align with the fences of his neighbors. He added that he realizes it is City property and if the fence needs to be removed at any time it will be done at his own expense.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Rogers to approve a License to Encroach for Byron P. Walker, Sr., 1208 South 23 Street, to encroach into Doornbos Park property with his fence contingent upon Mr. Walker obtaining a survey showing the encroachment and making the survey a part of the License to Encroach. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    André Wimer, City Manager, explained that Grantworks, Inc. has received a grant from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to repair and/or rebuild houses of low and moderate income persons that were damaged by Hurricane Rita. Based on the nature of the project they are requesting waiver of building permit fees.

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve the request from Grantworks, Inc. to waive permit fees associated with Hurricane Rita related repairs to the structure at 523 South 35 Street. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  5. AGREEMENTS

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Rogers and seconded by Mayor Nugent to approve an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Port Neches for water meter reading services. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  6. ORDINANCES

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve Ordinance No. 2007-03, specifying authorized types of water meters. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Rogers to approve an Amendment to Ordinance No. 107, traffic ordinance, allowing for the placement of a stop sign on South 29 Street at Avenue L, and a stop sign on South 37 Street at Avenue B. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  7. EASEMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Rogers to approve Easement Agreement between the City of Nederland and the Jefferson County Single Adults Club. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve an Easement Agreement between the City of Nederland and the Nederland Economic Development Corporation. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  8. PURCHASES

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Griffin to approve the purchase of a computer network servicer from NFO, Nederland, TX, in the amount of $21,238.00. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  9. PAYMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Mayor Nugent to approve payment to ALLCO, Inc. in the amount of $49,887.35, sewer rehabilitation project. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Griffin, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sheffield and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve payment of the bills for the month of May. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  10. EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

  11. OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    André Wimer, City Manager, reported that the City received the final statement from Jefferson County for the May 12, 2007 General Election in the amount of $15,722.41. This will appear on the next agenda for approval. He added that Rod Hatch, Building Official, has started another list of property that needs to be improved or demolished. Mr. Wimer reminded Council that they had previously requested that the Public Hearing for demolitions be held during the evening meeting, however, Mr. Hatch will be out of town during the July 23 meeting and he has requested that the Public Hearing be held on July 9 in order to get the process started prior to the end of August. The Council indicated that they had no problem with conducting the Public Hearing on July 9.

    Mayor Pro Tem Rogers and the remaining members of the Council welcomed Mayor Nugent back and wished him well in his recovery.

  12. ADJOURN

    There being no further business a motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Griffin to adjourn the meeting at 3:40 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, June 11, 2007


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