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CITY OF SHOREACRES

City of Shoreacres
601 Shore Acres Blvd
Shoreacres, TX 77571
City Hall:
   281.471.2244
   281.471.8955 Fax

Municipal Court:
   281.471.3340
   281.471.8955 Fax

Police Department:
   281.307.1950 Business
   281.471.2141 Dispatch

Public Works Department:
   281.470.6451

EMERGENCY: Call 9-1-1

After-Hour Utility Emergencies: 281.470.6451

FID: 74-6003575

DUNS: 010792729

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PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION

The Shoreacres Planning & Zoning Commission plans for the orderly growth and development of the city. They formulate a zoning plan to carry out the goals of the city plan, hold public hearings and make recommendations to the city council relating to the creation, amendment and implementation of zoning regulations. The Commission studies and recommends the general design and location of public buildings, bridges, street fixtures and other structures. The Commission holds meetings as needed to address current issues. Any interested person may attend their meetings. Citizens may also apply for appointment to the Commission [Application Form].

Position Member Name Term Expires
1 Luke Nelson 01/31/2015
2 Chair Stan Krauhs 01/31/2013
3 Kendall Pickett 01/31/2015
4 Scott Tuma 01/31/2016
5 Johnny Hill 01/31/2016
6 Steven Jones 01/31/2016
7 Dianne Victor 01/31/2016

* Members continue to serve until removed or replaced.

Planning & Zoning Commission Agendas & Minutes

Zoning Map - WEST     Zoning Map - EAST

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ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS COMMISSION

The Shoreacres Zoning Board of Adjustments Commission is selected by City Council from the members of the Planning & Zoning Commission. The Commission holds meetings as needed to address current issues. Any interested person may attend their meetings. Citizens may also apply for appointment to the Commission [Application Form].

Position Member Name
Chair Dianne Victor
Vice-Chair Carl Kraft
Member Stan Krauhs
Member Kendall Picket
Member Scott Tuma
Alternate Luke Nelson
Alternate Johnny Hill

* Members continue to serve until removed or replaced.

Board of Adjustment Agendas & Minutes

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PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD

The Shoreacres Parks & Recreation Advisory Board is appointed by City Council for two-year terms. The Board holds regular quarterly meetings and others as needed to address current issues. Any interested person may attend their meetings. [Application Form]

Position Member Term Expires
1 Diane Victor 1/31/2013
2 Ann Apel, Chair 1/31/2013
3 Judy Dietrich 1/31/2013
4 Jason Leopard 1/31/2010
5 Kay Pickett 1/31/2016
6 [ vacant ] 1/31/2016
7 Shelby Fox * 1/31/2010

* Youth Representative

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SHOREACRES CIVIC ASSOCIATION

The Shoreacres Civic Association helps maintain the flora and landscaping of the wooded environment of the city. The Association also organizes a number of fun events such as an Easter Egg Hunt and Halloween festivities. This is accomplished through a variety of fundraisers throughout the year. For more information, please call Jayo Washington, Association President, at 281.960.7064 (cell).

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SHOREACRES RECREATION ASSOCIATION (PIER ASSOCIATION)

The Shoreacres Recreation Association adds to our leisure conveniences by providing a lighted fishing pier and boat ramp at a nominal fee each year. For more information please contact Joel Graham at 281-701-8751.

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PUBLIC SCHOOLS & HIGHER EDUCATION

Children of Shoreacres attend schools in the nearby LaPorte Independent School District. For many years Bayshore Elementary School was strategically located along Fairfield within walking distance of most homes. Following Hurricane Ike in 2008 Bayshore Elementary School was moved to 800 McCabe Road in La Porte.

Shoreacres is served by San Jacinto College with campuses nearby in Pasadena and Houston.

For higher education, the University of Houston’s Clear Lake Campus is just minutes away.

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NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM

The City of Shoreacres participates in the National Flood Insurance Program. Our Community Number is 485510. The current FIRM Map date is June 18, 2007. All of the City of Shoreacres is within a Special Flood Zone AE or VE.

Our Base Flood Elevation (BFE) ranges from eleven feet (11') to seventeen feet (17'). The minimum building elevations (MBFE) range from twelve feet (12') to eighteen feet (18'). To see a MBFE list by address click here.

Additional flood insurance program information can be found at www.floodsmart.gov

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LOCAL NEWSPAPER

Our longtime local newspaper, the Bayshore Sun ceased publication in October 2010. Effective October 4, 2010, the City designated The Houston Chronicle as the City's official newspaper. [Ordinance 2010-82]

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UTILITIES

Utility rate information can be found [here].

For additional information about:

   Water, sewer and trash services, please call Shoreacres Public Works at 281.470.6451.

   Gas Utility, please call Center Point at 281.471.4333.

   Cable Television service, please call Comcast Cable at 800.776.9993.

   Telephone service, please call Southwestern Bell at 800.499.7928.

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STREET LIGHTS

The city's street lights are maintained by CenterPoint Energy.
To report street light outages CLICK HERE.

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TRASH COLLECTION

Trash service is provided by Republic Waste (formerly Allied Waste Management). Payment for this service is included on your city utility (water) bill.

Trash pick-up days are Mondays and Thursdays.

There will be no trash service on these holidays should they fall on Monday or Thursday:

  • New Year's Day (January 1)

  • Memorial Day

  • Independence Day (July 4)

  • Labor Day

  • Thanksgiving

  • Christmas Day (December 25)

Allied Waste Management is not required to make special trips to pick up refuse which has not been placed curbside by 7:00 a.m. on the day of pick up.

Household Waste must be placed in containers, bags or bundles.
There is no limit to the number of containers, bags or bundles to be collected at each house.
HOWEVER, cans exceeding 35 gallons, or any can, bag, or bundle that exceeds 50 lbs in weight will not be collected. Allied Waste Management may refuse to collect any refuse which has not been placed in an appropriate container.

Allied Waste Management will pick up heavy trash with certain stipulations.

Bulky Waste will be picked up curbside on Mondays and Thursdays. Allied Waste Management will not pick up building materials or appliances with coolant, unless it is tagged that the Freon has been removed.

Limbs and Brush must be in bundles (tied or untied), less than 4-feet in length, 2-feet high, 3-feet wide and less than 50 lbs in weight.

Grass Clippings must be bagged. There is a limit of five (5) bags of grass clippings per pick-up day.

Storm Debris collection is not included in the city's refuse collection contract.

Special arrangements can be made at the owner’s expense for expanded brush pick up or heavy pick-up.

For questions concerning trash service please call Republic Waste Management at 713.948.7600.



CLICK HERE
For Recycling Information

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INJURED WILDLIFE

If you notice any wild animal or bird that is injured (not domestic pets), please contact a qualified wildlife rehabilitator who may be able to help. Do not attempt to feed or care for it yourself.

Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators - CLICK HERE

Orphaned and Injured Animal Information - CLICK HERE

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ANIMAL CONTROL

We do have city ordinances that pertain to this unfortunate problem. You must restrain your animals to your own property. In addition, dogs out on walks with people must be on a leash. The owners of animals that do not abide by this ordinance may be ticketed. If you are in doubt of the restrictions, please contact our Municipal Court Clerk to see a copy of the Ordinance. Also, this is in conjunction with barking dogs. Please keep your dogs quiet. This is also a violation for which you could be ticketed. There is also a restriction on the number of pets at any one residence.

We also request that all dogs have city tags which may be purchased at city hall each year for a fee of $4.00 per tag.

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NUISANCE WILDLIFE

Contact the Texas Wildlife Services Program. They handle public requests concerning nuisance wildlife for the state. Our area is handled by a representative out of their College Station office and can be reached at 979.845.6201.

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MOSQUITO CONTROL

The Mosquito Control Division of the Harris County Public Health & Environmental Servies Department protects the health and well-being of county residents through surveillance, control, education, research, and technology to prevent and control mosquito-borne diseases, including St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) and West Nile Virus (WNV) encephalitis. [website]

Activities include:

  • Monitoring the Culex mosquito population, the primary transmitter of SLE and WNV

  • Laboratory analysis of mosquito samples to detect SLE and WNV

  • Monitoring and testing of live and dead birds for SLE and WNV

  • Conducting ground and aerial spraying activities in areas with confirmed SLE and WNV

  • Providing education, training and information to citizens, schools, community groups and the media regarding SLE, WNV and mosquito control

  • Conducting research to incorporate data into operational activities

  • Utilizing the Geographical Information System (GIS) to track and monitor mosquito-borne diseases

For more information contact:
Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services
Mosquito Control Division
3330 Old Spanish Trail, Bldg. D, Houston, Texas 77021
Phone: (713) 440-4800 Fax: ( 713) 440-4795
 

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HOME ADDRESS NUMBERS

The City of Shoreacres Fire Code provides that all homes must have address numbers no less than four-inches tall and plainly visible from the street fronting the property. [Fire Code § 505.1] Even vacant an unlivable houses need proper address numbers.

The proper identification of homes in our community is important for city services, utilities, and emergency services.

Please check the address marking at your house. Numbers need to have good contrast with the background to be easily legible.

Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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WEEDS & TRASH

We also have city ordinances pertaining to excessive weeds, trash and junk vehicles. Please keep our city beautiful. The first place to start is by everyone keeping their own home and yard looking good. For more information about trash collection click here.

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JUVENILE CURFEW

The City of Shoreacres has a juvenile curfew within the city for those under the age of 18.

For information concerning the juvenile curfew, please contact the Chief of Police at 281.307.1950.

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION

The City's fiscal (financial) year begins each year on October 1 and ends on September 31 of the following year.

Budget Audit
FY-2002/2003  
FY-2003/2004  
FY-2004/2005  
FY-2005/2006  
FY-2006/2007  
FY-2007/2008 FY-2007/2008
FY-2008/2009 FY-2008/2009
FY-2009/2010 FY-2009/2010
FY-2010/2011 FY-2010/2011
FY-2011/2012 FY-2011/2012
FY-2012/2013 FY-2012/2013
FY-2013/2014 FY-2013/2014

 AUDIT COMMITTEE

In 2010 the City Council created an Audit Committee by Resolution 2010-27.

Position Member Name Term Expires
Chairman (Council) Rick Moses June 30, 2016
Member (Council) Nancy Schnell June 30, 2016
Member (Administrator) David K. Stall Indefinite
Member (Public) Gerry Victor June 30, 2016
Member (Public) Patrick Stanton June 30, 2016

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