The municipality of the Netherlands is busy addressing many important issues, including calling for special elections, issuing certificates of participation, and hiring applicants for the summer semester.
On March 27, Board member Ward 3 Emmett Hawler announced his plans to run for Jefferson County Commissioner Pct. 2.
Due to state law, Mr. Howler resigned from his position on the Netherlands City Council when he announced that he would run for another public office, but he would remain in office until the vacancy was filled.
At the April 12th meeting, the city council will order special elections to fill the vacant position of a Section 3 councilor; The special elections will be held on Saturday 24 July.
The application period for candidates varies from Monday 12 April to Monday 24 May. The early voting will be held between July 7 and July 20, and election day, July 24.
The city charter lists the qualifications needed to serve on the Netherlands City Council: to be a citizen of the United States of America, to be an eligible elector in Texas, to have resided for at least one year prior to the date of the election within the corporation’s boundaries for the city, which has resided for at least one year prior to the date of the election. The election. Within the boundaries of the constituency they represent (paragraph 3), and will not be indebted to the city upon assuming office.
Any interested candidate with questions can contact the city clerk at 409-723-1505.
- At the March 22nd meetingThe city council has authorized the publication of a letter of intent to obtain certificates of commitment to street improvements, extensions of streets and bridges, improvement of sanitation and sanitation studies.
The value of the issue must not exceed $ 4,500,000 USD to be redeemed in 15 years. The city council will finalize the selection of projects during its council meeting on April 26th.
One of the specific projects is the extension of the Eighteenth Street Bridge across the canal, which will be completed in conjunction with the bridge projects of the Lower Nex Valley Authority along the canal.
The extension of the bridge is intended to facilitate the flow of southbound traffic on 18th Street, which is planning a left turn. The extension of the bridge has been determined after the completion of the traffic study for the plans of the new high school.
- The city is getting ready For the summer season and looking for seasonal workers; These jobs are especially ideal for high school and college students.
During the summer it is necessary to hire summer workers to help maintain city parks and buildings. Summer workers are charged $ 10 an hour and usually work Monday through Friday between 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM.
In addition, the city must hire rescuers and cashiers for the 2021 collection season.
This year, the city created the Lifeguard Trainee Program to take care of people through the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course to become certified lifeguards to work in the Nederland Pool (certification duration is 2 years).
Lifeguard trainees will be paid to attend a certification course and $ 12 per hour will be payable upon lifeguard certification.
The 2021 swimming season depends on hiring enough lifeguards. Vacancies can be found on the city website: https://www.ci.nederland.tx.us/page/hr_employinfo.
If there are any questions about city operations, please call the city manager’s office at (409) 723-1503.
Chris Duque is City Manager of the Netherlands. It can be accessed via [email protected]