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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, September 24, 2007

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

6:00 p.m. September 24, 2007
  1. MEETING

    The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Mayor Pro Tem Bert Rogers 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 Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve the minutes of the September 10, 2007 as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Rogers, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal and Griffin. Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.

  3. PROCLAMATION

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Councilmember Griffin to approve a Proclamation declaring September 28, 2007 as "1957 Nederland Bulldogs Class AAA State Football Champions Day" in Nederland, Texas. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Rogers, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal and Griffin. Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.

  4. REQUESTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sawyer and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Rogers to approve a request from Ridgewood Christian School to utilize Doornbos Park for a Bike-a-Thon to be held October 19, 2007, waiving the prohibition against bicycles on park sidewalks, and waiving the prohibition against sales in the park. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Rogers, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal and Griffin. Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.

  5. ABANDONED AND DILAPIDATED STRUCTURES

    A motion was made by Councilmember Griffin and seconded by Councilmember Sawyer to deny a request to rescind the previous decision of the City Council to order demolition of the structure at 804 South Twin City Highway. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Rogers, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal and Griffin. Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.

  6. BIDS/PROPOSALS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Griffin to authorize the receipt of bids for demolition of structures previously approved for removal by the City Council. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Rogers, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal and Griffin. Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.

  7. BUDGET

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve Ordinance No. 2007-11, amending the FY 2006-2007 budget. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers. Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Councilmember Sawyer to approve Ordinance No. 2007-12, declaring certain utility accounts as uncollectible. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers. Noes: None.

  8. RESOLUTIONS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Griffin and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Rogers to approve Resolution No. 2007-14, ratifying the action of the Nederland Economic Development Corporation related to the incentive offered to Texas Desserts and Coffee Cafe, dba Rao's Bakery Coffee Cafe. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Griffin, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Councilmember Sawyer to approve Resolution No. 2007-15, nominating Charles Lankford as a candidate for the Board of Directors of the Jefferon County Appraisal District. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Griffin, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve Resolution No. 2007-16, approving a Cooperative Purchasing Program Agreement between the City of Dallas and the City of Nederland. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Griffin, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Councilmember Sawyer to approve Resolution No. 2007-17, authorizing participation in matters concerning Entergy Gulf States, Inc. at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Griffin, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.

  9. CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Griffin and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve a contract with Local Government Services, LLC to conduct an audit, in conjunction with the Cities of Port Neches, Groves, and Port Arthur, of the Time Warner Cable franchise agreement in the amount of $4,840.00 plus 25% of any franchise fees recovered as a result of the audit. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers. Noes: None.
    Absent Mayor Nugent.

  10. POLICIES/PROCEDURES

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve the adoption of a Purchasing Policies and Procedures. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers. Noes: None.
    Absent Mayor Nugent.

  11. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Neal to appoint Erik Shaw to the Nederland Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors to fill the unexpired term of Paul Baker. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Griffin, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal and Rogers.
    Noes: None.
    Absent Mayor Nugent.

  12. PAYMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Griffin and seconded by Councilmember Sawyer to approve payments to ALLCO, Inc. as follows: $20,732.44, 2007 Emergency Sewer Rehabilitation, Payment Request No. 2; and, $46,542.03, 2007 Sewer Rehabilitation Project, Payment Request No. 4. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers. Noes: None.

  13. EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

  14. PUBLIC OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    Andre' Wimer, City Manager, reported that hotel/motel funds will be used for electrical repairs at Tex Ritter Park. He added that the Chamber of Commerce and Nederand Heritage Festival have agreed to pay a portion of this expense. The park will once again be decorated this Christmas season.

  15. ADJOURN

    There being no further business a motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Sawyer to adjourn the meeting at 6:55 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers. Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, September 24, 2007


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