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City Adopts Fair Housing Plan
Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2012
On January 23, 2012, the City Council accepted the the Fair Housing
Activity Statement (FHAST) prepared by the city's fair housing
working group as the city's official Fair Housing Action Plan.
here to view the FHAST form.]
presentation by the Working Group's Chairman Steven Jones and a
public hearing the council passed
Resolution No. 2012-77 adopting the FHAST form as the "City of
Shoreacres Fair Housing Action Plan."
Mayor Proclaims April as Fair Housing
Month in Shoreacres
Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
At the first city council meeting of
April, Mayor Dolly Arons issued a
Proclamation proclaiming the
month of April 2013 as Fair Housing Month in the City of Shoreacres,
Texas, and urged all citizens to become aware of and support the
Fair Housing law.
Contract Amount: (pending)
Coastal Impact Assitance Program
Design, construction engineering,
environmental assesment, permit application and final bid
specifications for a project to protect approximately 3,075 feet
of Galveston Bay shoreline along Miramar Park. Replaces
marginally effective riprap with a combination of concrete
revetment and concree rock filled stainless steel gabion
breakwaters for transition of marsh to shore.
Allocation approved by GLO for $250,000.
Funding approved by US Department of the Interior (12/03/12).
Grant period ends December 31, 2014.
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Your House Numbers
Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2009
you know that each house is required to have legible address numbers
that can be seen from the street?
Aerial Photographs of Shoreacres: 1930 to 2008
Posted: Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Birds Impacted by Oil Spill
Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Over the weekend more than 168,000 gallons
of bunker fuel oil was accidently released into the Houston Ship
Channel near the Texas City "Y". Approximately 15.5 miles of
nonconsecutive shoreline has been impacted. As of today 28 birds
have been confirmed affected by the spill. The public is reminded to
refrain from capturing any potentially affected wildlife and is
urged to contact 1.888.384.2000 if oiled wildlife is observed.
Reporting photos of wildlife can also be emailed to
Residents are Reminded to
Register Pets and
Keep Dogs on a
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014
The city reminds all pet owners that it is
illegal to allow animals to run at large within the city.
Whenever a pet is off your own property
it must be under physical control (leash or caged). Animals running
at large are declared to be a public nuisance and the owner subject
The owner of every cat, dog or ferret is
also required to provide proof of rabies vacination and register the
pet annually with the city. Pet tags are only $4 and can be obtained
at city hall during normal business hours.
Miramar Shoreline Restoration & Improvement Advisory Group
Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014
The city has received a
Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) grant to address Galveston
Bay coastal erosion along Miramar Park. This grant is specifically
for design, engineering and permits, but does not include
construction. As you might imagine there are different methods and designs to be
considered and selected from to accomplish the goals of
this grant project. In this process
City Council would like to ensure full public disclosure and participation in
selecting the final proposed design. This is especially true for
community stakeholders, which include residents, park users,
recreational pier users, watercraft users of all types, and the
public at large.
10, 2014, the Shoreacres City Council adopted
2014-125 and created the Miramar Shoreline Restoration and
Improvement Advisory Group.
of this group is to seek input from the public and to provide
objective stakeholder concerns, advice and guidance to the City
Council and the
project engineering firm on issues related to the proposed shoreline restoration and improvements.
To further this objective the City Council will appoint three
citizen representatives to the Advisory Group on Monday, February
These citizen members will join representatives from the City's
Planning & Zoning Commission, the City's Parks & Recreation Advisory
Board, the Shoreacres Civic Association, the Shoreacres Recreation
Association, and the Houston Yacht Club.
If you are interested in being considered
for appointment to one of the three citizen seats please call City
Hall or your councilmember and provide your contact information as
soon as possible.
City's Shoreline Restoration Grant Approved
Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The City has been
notified that the United States Department of the Interior has
approved our grant application for planning, design, engineering and
permits to restore the shoreline at Miramar Park.
The grant project titled, "Shoreacres
Shoreline Restoration," has now been approved for funding in the
amount of $250,000.00 under the Coastal Impact Assistance Program.
Using these funds the City will be able
to complete design, engineering and secure permits necessary to
reclaim lost land; and, build tide level revetments and underwater
structures that will reduce the erosion of the Galveston Bay
shoreline along Miramar. This grant will allow the City to prepare
for construction, but does not include any construction funding.
This project is the result of the
Bayshore Erosion Study the city completed in 2004. Additional
grant funding will be sought for construction after the completion
of this grant work.
Blackboard Connect Service Provides
August 15, 2011
The City of
Shoreacres has subscribed to a high-tech service to provide rapid
dissemination of time-sensitive messages to every telephone number
stored in a notification database. Using Blackboard Connect,
authorized city officials can send thousands of telephone, e-mail,
and text messages in minutes.
Most traditional home telephone numbers
are already in our database. Cellular telephone numbers, e-mail
addresses, and text-receiving devices can be added by to the
database by clicking on the "Sign
Up Now" button below or on the
Connect system is used to deliver messages regarding the safety or
welfare of our community. Examples include severe weather warnings,
hazardous traffic or road conditions, chemical releases, and any
other situation that could impact the safety, property, or welfare
of our citizens.
today and add your cellular telephone, pager, and other contact
2011 Election Results
May 14, 2011
Four candidates sought one of three open
at-large alderman seats in today's May 14 General Election in the
City of Shoreacres. All three incumbents were seeking re-election.
Driveway Requirements Revised
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010
On Monday, August 9, 2010, City Council adopted
[City Code Sec. 54-41]
revising the construction specifications for driveways in the city. The
updated requirements allow the use of pervious surfacing materials and
require connections to city streets to be concrete.
New Fence Regulations Are In Effect
Posted: Monday, September 21, 2009
their regular meeting, Monday, September 14, the Shoreacres City Council
amending the City's fence regulations.
Flood Surge Hazard Area
and Restricts Use of Fill Dirt
Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2009
The City of Shoreacres has amended its
Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance to address special flood surge hazards
at the east end of the City approaching Galveston Bay.
Protect Yourself With
Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2009
standard homeowners insurance doesnít cover flooding, itís important to
have protection from the floods associated with hurricanes, tropical
storms, heavy rains and other conditions that frequently impact the
Find out more about the
Insurance Program and how it can help you protect yourself.