The City Council of the City of Shoreacres, Texas met in Regular Session on
Monday, November 13, 2006 at 7:00
in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 601 Shoreacres Blvd.,
Shoreacres, Texas, with the following present constituting a quorum:
Mayor Jayo Washington
Mayor pro tem Tom Revak
Alderman Joe Gomer
Alderman Sandi Lochner
Alderman Gerry Victor
Alderman Vickie Ellis
And the following absent:
City Administrator / City Secretary David Stall
1.0 CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL:
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Jayo Washington at 7:00pm.
2.0 PUBLIC HEARINGS, SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS & COMMENTS
2.1 Citizen’s Comments
Dolly Arons, 1118 N. Country Club: Asked for an update on the Planning Commission Ordinance concerning auxiliary buildings. She asked
what the status was on the “plant” at the intersection of Centre and Shoreacres Blvd.
Anita Willis, 1009 West Forest: Asked if the Mayor or council knew what the
alarm was that went off on Friday, October 27th mid-morning, it lasted for twenty seconds or more. She called the CAER line and there was no message posted.
Called and suggested to Jeff Suggs (La Porte LEPC) to encourage the industry to post a message on the CAER line each time a plant sounds, other than for testing purposes.
Brandon Landreneau, 511 Fairfield: Said he came to the Council meeting with the thought that the Council would be voting for or against the placement of a No Parking sign he had requested at the last council meeting due to difficulties experienced as a result of traffic at the elementary school.
Mayor Washington said he will contact the LPISD and come up with a solution both the city and school district could work with and he would get back with him.
3.0 APPROVAL OF MINUTES
3.1 Regular Council Meeting: October 23, 2006
Alderman Gomer motioned to approve the Minutes of October 23, 2006 as written. Alderman Ellis seconded the motion.
The vote was as follows:
AYES: Revak, Gomer, Lochner, Victor, Ellis.
4.1 Council Reports
Mayor pro tem Revak: No report.
Alderman Gomer: Attended the Texas Association of Housing Finance Authorities in El Paso. Says he is planning on attending the Mayor and Council meeting this Thursday at the Monument Inn.
Alderman Ellis: Asked of the status is on the culvert work on Baywood and Westview.
Alderwoman Lochner: Reported on attendance at a SEACAP meeting, Port of Houston Authority progress in planting over 2000 trees in the El Jardin area; said we should make sure the city gets its fair share. The survey that went out in the water bills a couple of months ago regarding the changes and concerns that the port will have on our community been tabulated by SEACAP, and is still open for suggestions and concerns. She gave an update on the Clear Creek Watershed Committee, involving a new plan to have a three thousand acre foot retention pond that should provide relief to the city in cases of the possibility of flood waters.
Alderman Victor: No report.
Mayor Washington: Reported of an accident at the intersection of Shoreacres Blvd. and Centre St.; he is arranging for a solution to alleviate the problem of the overgrown plant that could have contributed to the accident at that location. He will be attending a meeting with the POH and the Mayor of La Porte, to discuss the sound berm on the north side of the Bayport channel that they are proposing to sell to the City, part being a twenty foot earth and berm the other part being a ten foot earth and berm with another ten foot a pre-cast wall and the other being a twenty foot pre-cast wall. He said that there will be two or three positions available on the Parks Board in December. Reported about an incident that occurred at Bayshore Elementary a few weeks ago, concerning the possible near abduction of a child in the playground area of the school grounds; advising and reminding everyone to stay alert and get involved through the Yahoo Groups.
4.2 Staff Reports
City Administrator David Stall is on vacation.
5.0 NEW BUSINESS
5.1 Consideration and approval of invoices. (Stall)
Alderman Gomer moved to approve payment of invoices. Alderman Revak seconded.
The vote was as follows:
AYES: Revak, Gomer, Lochner, Victor.
There being no further business, Mayor Washington declared the meeting adjourned at 7:37pm.
PASSED AND APPROVED THIS _____ DAY OF ______________________ 2006.
Jayo Washington, Mayor
David K. Stall, City Administrator / City Secretary