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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, October 25, 2004

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

6:00 p.m. October 25, 2004
  1. MEETING

    The meeting was called to order at 6:00 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 Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Neal to approve the minutes of the October 11, 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 Allison Howell, Family Services of Southeast Texas, declaring October 2004 as "Domestic Violence Awareness Month" in Nederland. Ms. Howell thanked the Council and City for their continued support.

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

  4. REQUEST

    Gloria Kline, 2516 Memphis Avenue, addressed the Council relative to parking problems on her street. Mrs. Kline was the spokesperson for the residents along Memphis. The field on the C.O. Wilson Middle School property is utilized by many youth athletic organizations throughout the year as a practice field. She added that parents are parking along Memphis Avenue in order to access these fields with their children. There is adequate parking at the school, but it is not being utilized because it is a closer to their street. Mrs. Kline stated that during the busiest sports months there have been as many as 40-50 cars parked along Memphis, which creates problems for the residents. They have difficulty getting in and out of their own driveways. It also is a dangerous situation for the children who live on this street due to all the added traffic and those who use the private driveways as turn around areas. The people who park along the street also cross through private property to access the fields. She added that when all these cars are parked along both sides of the street it would limit emergency vehicle accessibility to their property. Mrs. Kline informed Council that the residents have contacted Gail Krohn, Nederland Independent School District Superintendent, regarding the situation and Mrs. Krohn sent a letter to the Youth Organizations that use the fields and ask that they please be considerate of the residents by using the parking lots provided at the school. They are hopeful that the letter will take care of the problem. Mrs. Kline stated that at this time they do not want to have "No Parking" signs installed on their street because that would prevent them from parking in front of their own home. The residents wanted to make the City aware of the problem and will continue to seek a solution.

  5. BIDS/PROPOSALS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Radcliff to award bids received for Year 1 sewer line replacement to Brystar Contracting, Inc., Beaumont, TX, in the amount of $325,079.50. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Mayor Nugent to authorize the purchase of two (2) cars from HGAC for the Police Department in the amount of $44,861.44. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  6. RESOLUTION

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer to approve Resolution No. 2004-11, approving the 2004 tax roll as certified by the Jefferson County Tax Office. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  7. ORDINANCE

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve Ordinance No. 2004-14, amending the International Residential Code. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  8. PAYMENTS

    A motion was made by Councilmember Neal and seconded by Councilmember Radcliff to approve a payment to d.p. Consulting Engineers, Inc. in the amount of $1,913.00, Boston Avenue pavement rehabilitation and beautification. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  9. EXECUTIVE SESSION

    The regular meeting was recessed at 6:50 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.

  10. RECONVENE

    The regular meeting was reconvened at 7:20 p.m. by Mayor Nugent. He announced that the Executive Session was held for informational purposes only.

  11. OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    Andre Wimer, City Manager, reported on the status of the Boston Avenue sidewalk project stating that final estimates have not been received.

  12. ADJOURN

    There being no further business a motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer to adjourn the meeting at 7:23 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, October 25, 2004


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