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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, November 24, 2003

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

6:00 p.m. November 24, 2003
  1. MEETING

    The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Mayor Homer E. Nagel 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 November 10, 2003 meeting as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

  3. COMMENTS

    Jeff and Tracey Smith, 1703 Avenue N, addressed the Council relative to drainage problems in front of their home. The stated that their home has been flooded three times and the recent improvements made by Jefferson County Drainage District No. 7 have not relieved any of the drainage problems. They presented pictures and videos as evidence of their claim.

    After a lengthy discussion the Mayor and Council instructed the City Manager to have d.p. Consulting Engineers, Inc. to provide an estimate of the costs to perform a study of the area and make a recommendation as to what could be done to address this problem.

  4. FINANCE

    Cheryl Dowden, Director of Finance, reviewed the Quarterly Investment Report for the quarter ending September 30, 2003, and the Annual Investment Report for Fiscal Year 2002-2003.

    A motion was made by Mayor Nagel and seconded by Councilmember Sawyer to accept the Quarterly Investment Report and the Annual Investment Report as presented. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

  5. BIDS/PROPOSALS

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Radcliff to award bids received for twenty six (26) sets of tree grating for the Boston Avenue Landscaping and Beautification Project to Express Industries, Santa Fe, NM, in the amount of $38,922.00. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

  6. CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Councilmember Sawyer to approve an Interlocal Contract with the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission concerning 9-1-1 service and funding. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

  7. PAYMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sawyer and seconded by Mayor Nagel to approve payments to Brystar Contracting, Inc. as follows: $248,186.85, wastewater collection system improvements (Years 4 & 5); $105,397.94, wastewater collection system improvements (Years 4 & 5); and, $27,868.25, South 5th Street sewer trunk line replacement. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve payment to Neches Engineers in the amount of $697.32, Water Treatment Plant roof design. MOTION CARRIED. Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

  8. EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

  9. OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    Andre Wimer, City Manager, reported that Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. began the smoke testing last week but has been temporarily suspended due to all the recent rainfall but should continue after the holidays. He added that staff opened bids last week for the manhole projects and the Drainage Area 3 project. Staff and the engineers are reviewing the bids and will make a recommendation for the next agenda.

  10. ADJOURN

    There being no further business, a motion was made by Mayor Nagel and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Nugent to adjourn the meeting at 7:00 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, November 24, 2003


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