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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 10, 2007

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

3:00 p.m. September 10, 2007
  1. MEETING

    The regular meeting was called to order at 3:00 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 Griffin to approve the minutes of the special meeting of August 23, 2007, and the regular meeting of August 27, 2007. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Rogers, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal and Griffin. Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.

  3. PRESENTATION

    Carolyn Motl, Entergy, Inc., addressed Council relative to the City of Nederland being redesignated as a Team City. Ms. Motl briefly reviewed the goals for the next two years and asked that the Council continue to support their efforts and goals. She then presented a plaque to Mayor Pro Tem Rogers with the redesignation status.

  4. TAX RATE

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Griffin to set the maintenance and operation portion of the property tax rate at $0.374462 for FY 2007-2008. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Rogers, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal and Griffin. Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Griffin and seconded by Councilmember Sawyer to approve setting the interest and sinking fund portion of the property tax rate at $0.220368 for FY 2007-2008. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Rogers, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal and Griffin. Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Griffin that property taxes be increased by the adoption of a tax rate of $0.594830. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Rogers, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal and Griffin. Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sawyer and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Rogers to ratify the property tax revenue increase reflected in the budget adopted for FY 2007-2008. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Rogers, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal and Griffin. Noes: None.
    Absent: Mayor Nugent.

  5. CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Port Neches, regarding the Port Security Grant providing for radio and communication system improvements. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers. Noes: None.
    Absent Mayor Nugent.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Griffin to retain Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. for engineering services, in the amount of $32,000.00, associated with the installation of a generator, Hurricane Rita Disaster Recovery. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers. Noes: None.
    Absent Mayor Nugent.

  6. RESOLUTION

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Sawyer to approve the first reading of 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 Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers. Noes: None.
    Absent Mayor Nugent.

  7. NEDERLAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Councilmember Sawyer to appoint Debby Griffin as the Council appointment, and Stuart Kieschnick as the Ward I appointment to the Nederland Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers. Noes: None.
    Absent Mayor Nugent.

  8. PAYMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Councilmember Sawyer to approve the payment of the bills for the month of August. MOTION CARRIED.

  9. EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

  10. PUBLIC OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    Andre' Wimer, City Manager, reported that Charles Lankford has agreed to serve another term on the Jefferson County Appraisal District Board of Directors. The resolution nominating him will be on the next agenda.

  11. ADJOURN

    There being no further business a motion was made by Councilmember Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Neal to adjourn the meeting at 3:33 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sheffield, Neal, Griffin, and Rogers. Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, September 10, 2007


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