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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
 

Agenda for Monday, August 13, 2007

NEDERLAND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

NOTICE is hereby given of a regular meeting of the Nederland City Council to be held Monday, August 13, 2007, 3:00 p.m., at the Nederland City Office Building, 1400 Boston Avenue, Nederland, Texas, for the purpose of considering the following agenda items. The City Council reserves the right to retire into Executive Session concerning any of the agenda items whenever it is considered necessary and legally justified pursuant to Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.

  1. CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER
     
  2. APPROVE THE MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
     
  3. PRESENTATION

    Presentation of a grant by the Entergy Charitable Foundation to the Marion and Ed Hughes Library.

  4. REQUESTS

    Consider action regarding a request from the South County Breakfast Lions Club to waive fees associated with rental of the Recreation Center.

  5. CITY SERVICES

    Consider action authorizing the Nederland Police Department to escort Nederland High School buses to out of town football games.

  6. BUDGET

    Consider action approving Ordinance No. 2007-06, an appropriation ordinance adopting a budget in accordance with Article VII in the Charter of the City of Nederland.

  7. TAX RATE
     
    1. Consider action approving Ordinance No. 2007-07, adopting a tax rate for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2007 and ending September 30, 2008.
       
    2. Consider action regarding adoption of the proposed tax rate and establishing a date and time for approval.
       
    3. Consider action regarding the proposed tax rate and establishing a date and time for two Public Hearings.
       
  8. CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

    Consider action approving the Five Year Capital Improvement Program.

  9. BIDS/PURCHASES
     
    1. Consider action authorizing a Request for Proposals for banking services.
       
    2. Consider action authorizing a Request for Proposals for engineering services associated with the installation of a generator, Hurricane Rita Disaster Recovery.
       
  10. STREET MAINTENANCE SALES TAX
     
    1. Consider action approving Ordinance No. 2007-08, authorizing a street maintenance sales tax election to be conducted on November 6, 2007.
       
    2. Consider action approving a contract with Diebold Election Systems, Inc. for election related services associated with the street maintenance sales tax election.
       
  11. APPOINTMENTS

    Consider action approving an appointment to the Planning and Zoning Commission to fill the unexpired term of Robert Sawyer.

  12. RESOLUTIONS
     
    1. Consider action approving Resolution No. 2007-12, ratifying the action of the Nederland Economic Development Corporation related to the incentive offered to Jazz Etc., Inc. dba Rad Graphics.
       
    2. Consider action approving Resolution No. 2007-13, ratifying the action of the Nederland Economic Development Corporation related to the incentive offered to All Pro Audio, Inc.
       
  13. STREET LIGHTS

    Consider action authorizing the installation of street lights at Franklin Avenue and 13th Street, 723 13th Street, and Helena Avenue and 13th Street.

  14. CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS
     
    1. Consider action approving a contract with Diebold Election Systems, Inc. for election related services associated with the May 2008 elections.
       
    2. Consider action approving an Agreed Order with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding the wastewater treatment plant.

  15. PAYMENTS
     
    1. Consider action approving a payment to Allco, Ltd., in the amount of $125,364.66, 2007 Sewer Rehabilitation Project Payment Request No. 3.
       
    2. Consider action approving the payment of bills for July.
       
  16. EXECUTIVE SESSION (No Public Discussion on These Items)

    The City Council will announce that it will go into Executive Session, pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code, to discuss matters as specifically listed on the agenda, or as authorized by law.

    Real Property - Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.072

    Discuss acquisition, exchange, sale, and/or release of property.
     
    Litigation - Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.071

    Discuss pending and threatened litigation:

    City of Nederland v. Entergy Gulf States, Entergy, Inc. and Entergy Services, Inc.
     
    Consultation with City Attorney - Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.071
     

  17. RECONVENE

    Reconvene into regular session and discuss and take action, if any, on items discussed in Executive Session.

  18. COMMUNICATION

    Receive comments from Mayor, City Council, and City Manager.

  19. ADJOURN

END Agenda for Monday, August 13, 2007


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