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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
 

Meeting Minutes from Monday, December 15, 2003

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

6:00 p.m. December 15, 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 December 8, 2003 meeting as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

  3. CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Radcliff to approve an Easement Agreement with King Bethune, Inc. (Parkway Village) contingent upon no further changes being made to the agreement by their attorney. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Nugent to approve a contract with d.p. Consulting Engineers, Inc. for a drainage study of Allan Meadow II and III, not to exceed $9,300.00. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

    Andre Wimer, City Manager, explained that due to the death of Mr. Eddie King the lease agreement between him and the City should be terminated. Mr. King was using the building for Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Mr. Wimer added that the group has re-organized under the name of House of Recovery and they would like to have the lease agreement put in their name. They have meetings for various organizations, as well as AA.

    A motion was made by Mayor Nagel and seconded by Councilmember Sawyer to terminate a Lease Agreement with Eddie Harston King for the use of the City owned building at 908 Boston Avenue. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Councilmember Sawyer to approve a Lease Agreement with House of Recovery for the use of the City owned building at 908 Boston Avenue. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

  4. BIDS/PROPOSALS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Neal to award bids received for drainage area 3 to Excavators & Constructors, Inc., Port Arthur, TX, in the amount of $935,082.25. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Radcliff to award bids received for sanitary sewer manhole sealing to Peltier Brothers Construction, Ltd., Houston, TX, in the amount of $320,514.00. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Neal to authorize the advertisement of bid for a vehicle exhaust system for the Fire Department. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

  5. CHANGE ORDERS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Nugent to approve Change Order No. 2 with Brystar Contracting, Inc. for the South 5th Street rehabilitation project in the amount of +$12,500.00. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Sawyer and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Nugent to approve Change Order No. 1 with Excavators & Constructors, Inc. for the drainage area 3 project in the amount of -$87,358.27. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

  6. DONATION

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Radcliff to approve the donation of property and improvements at 12th Street and Atlanta Avenue from the Nederland Economic Development Corporation to the City, contingent upon the documents being changed to reflect that no monies will change hands for the property. 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 payment to DMS Painting, Inc. in the amount of $11,115.00, Canal Avenue elevated storage tank painting. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Mayor Nagel to approve payment to Neches Engineers in the amount of $320.46, for fire station structural investigation. 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 Mayor Pro Tem Nugent 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, reminded Council that this will be the last meeting of this year, with the next meeting being held January 12, 2004. He reported that the smoke testing has been completed by Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. and the report should be presented soon. Mr. Wimer also reported that roll off containers will be available at the Warehouse during the holidays for citizens to utilize for Christmas trash.

    Councilmember Sawyer stated that the alley located on the south side of the 1200 block of Boston Avenue needs to be repaired. He also asked if the asphalt that has been milled off Boston Avenue could possibly be used to make the necessary repairs in the alley. Mr. Wimer stated that he would have the alley checked by City staff.

  10. ADJOURN

    There being no further business a motion was made by Mayor Nagel and seconded by Councilmember Sawyer to adjourn the meeting at 6:50 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nagel, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Nugent.
    Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, December 15, 2003


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