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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, November 8, 2004

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF NEDERLAND

3:00 p.m. November 8, 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 Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve the minutes of the October 25, 2004 meeting as written. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  3. INVESTMENT REPORTS

    Cheryl Dowden, Director of Finance, reviewed the Quarterly Investment Report.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve the Quarterly Investment Report (see attached). MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    Ms. Dowden reviewed the Annual Investment Report.

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer and seconded by Mayor Nugent to approve the Annual Investment Report (see attached). MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  4. DEVELOPMENTS

    A motion was made by Mayor Nugent and seconded by Councilmember Radcliff to approve the final plat for the Sanders Industrial Park as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer to approve the final plat for the Poydras Place Subdivision as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

  5. PAYMENTS

    A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer and seconded by Councilmember Rogers to approve a payment to Peltier Brothers Construction, Inc. in the amount of $23,733.00, sanitary sewer manhole sealing. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Radcliff and seconded by Mayor Nugent to approve a payment to Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. in the amount of $4,080.00, 2005 collection system rehabilitation. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

    A motion was made by Councilmember Rogers and seconded by Councilmember Radcliff to approve payments to Excavators & Constructors, Inc. as follows: $28,153.60, drainage improvements, Area 3, Option I; and, $63,948.31, drainage improvements, Area 3, Option II. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

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

  6. 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.

  7. RECONVENE

    The regular meeting was reconvened at 3:40 p.m. by Mayor Nugent. He announced that the Executive Session was held for informational purposes only.

  8. OFFICIALS' COMMENTS

    Andre Wimer, City Manager, informed the Council that the City Attorney has been researching the proposed daytime curfew ordinance. He reminded them that in accordance with State statutes we are required to conduct a Public Hearing every three years to review curfew ordinances, therefore, we will be conducting Public Hearings at the next meeting to review the existing ordinance and the proposed new curfew ordinance. Mr. Wimer stated that he feels the City should consider adopting some kind of regulations regarding special events held and the services we provide to groups/organizations. He asked that they contact him regarding any suggestions and/or comments. He also reported that Tom Riley, Parks Supervisor, has received several requests from citizens asking that the hoops be installed at the basketball courts in Doornbos Park. Mr. Riley informed Mr. Wimer that since the new park hours were adopted there have been fewer disturbances and would like to put the hoops back up. Mr. Wimer informed Council that Debby Griffin, Inspections Department Secretary, turned in her resignation and during this time it has been suggested that the Inspection Department be moved to the EDC/Public Works building. This move would allow the Building Official, Public Works Director, and EDC staff to work more closely together regarding new/proposed developments. He spoke with Rick Williams, EDC Director, regarding the possibility of allowing one of his secretaries to be trained as a relief secretary for the Inspection Department and feels this should not be a problem. Mrs. Griffin would be able to train her replacement and the EDC staff member at the same time. There will be nominal expense incurred in the move. They will need to purchase a cash register and receipt printer in order to collect payments for building permits. City staff has conducted several meetings and feel this would be a benefit to contracts and citizens requesting permits. All the boards would also be able to utilize the meeting room for their monthly meetings.

  9. ADJOURN

    There being no further business, a motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Sawyer and seconded by Mayor Nugent to adjourn the meeting at 3:56 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
    Ayes: Mayor Nugent, Councilmembers Sawyer, Neal, Radcliff, and Rogers.
    Noes: None.

END Meeting Minutes from Monday, November 8, 2004


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