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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, October 11, 2004

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

3:00 p.m. October 11, 2004
  1. MEETING

    The meeting was called to order at 3:00 p.m. by Mayor R. A. Nugent 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 Radcliff and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve the minutes of the September 27, 2004 meeting as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  3. PROCLAMATION

    Mayor Nugent presented a Proclamation to members of Alpha Delta Kappa declaring October 2004 as "Alpha Delta Kappa Month" in Nederland. Betty Miller introduced the members and thanked the Council for their support of the organization.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer to approve a Proclamation declaring October 2004 as "Alpha Delta Kappa Month" in Nederland, Texas. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  4. PRESENTATION

    Wanda Hollier, Nederland Chamber of Commerce, stated that the Chamber has formed a committee regarding a proposed mural project for Boston Avenue. She added that during a Nederland Heritage Festival Promotional Tour they observed murals painted on the sides of buildings in several towns and thought this would be a good addition to the downtown area of Nederland. They have applied for a 501(c)3 non-profit status in order to be able to apply for grants to assist with the costs. The committee is proposing that murals be painted depicting the history of Nederland. Mrs. Hollier said that they have received confirmation from two local artists who would be willing to do the artwork.

    Mayor Nugent and the Council wished them well and supported the idea of the murals.

  5. GRANT

    Andre Wimer, City Manager, explained that a grant from the Department of Homeland Security will be utilized to acquire portable radios and a control console; the cost for this equipment if $94,529.71. The purchase will be made from the HGAC Motorola Radio contract, therefore, bidding will not be required. The grant pays for 100% of all costs; however, the City must make payment for the equipment which will then be reimbursed by the Federal government.

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Neal to authorize the purchase of portable radios for the Police Department, Department of Homeland Security grant. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  6. PAYMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Mayor Nugent to approve payments to Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. as follows: $290.00, 2002-2003 collection system rehabilitation (Year 5); and, $4,940.00, 2005 collection system rehabilitation. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer to approve a payment to Excavators & Constructors, Inc. in the amount of $190,070.80, drainage improvements, Area 3, Option II. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer to approve payment of the bills for the month of September. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  7. EXECUTIVE SESSION

    The regular meeting was recessed at 3:20 p.m. by Mayor Nugent for the purpose of conducting an Executive Session as authorized by Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.072, discuss acquisition, exchange, sale, and/or release of property; and, Chapter 551.071, City of Nederland v. Entergy Gulf States, Inc. and Entergy Services, Inc.; appeal of Texas Gas Service Company from ratesetting actions of the Cities of Nederland, Port Neches, and Groves; IRS issues presented by the Nederland Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.; and, consultation with City Attorney.

  8. RECONVENE

    The regular meeting was reconvened at 4:46 p.m. by Mayor Nugent. He announced that the Executive Session was held for informational purposes only.

  9. OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    Andre Wimer, City Manager, reported that we have not received a final report from TxDOT regarding the potential sidewalk project along Boston Avenue and the corrective actions concerning ADA requirements. He added that the emergency repairs of the sewer lines beneath the intersection at 27th Street and Avenue H were not as extensive as first thought. Mr. Wimer announced that we would be opening bids on Thursday for the first year sewer line project.

  10. ADJOURN

    There being no further business, a motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Radcliff to adjourn the meeting at 4:55 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, October 11, 2004


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