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CITY NEW BRIEFS: JUNE 2009

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Council Adopts Limited Fence Moratorium

Posted: Monday, June 22, 2009

At their second meeting in June the City council adopted a moratorium on the issuance of permits for new fences between houses and the street.  During the 90-day moratorium period the Council has requested the Planning & Zoning Commission consider changes to the current fence regulations and prepare a report and recommendation. Recent discussion of possible changes have included limiting fences in front of houses and increasing the maximum fence height.

Another topic under discussion is relaxing the requirement for fully enclosed garages and parking under elevated houses.

The next meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission is scheduled for 7:00pm Wednesday, July 15.

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Mosquito Control

Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2009

Mosquitoes continue to be a much discussed topic. Last summer a Harris County Mosquito Control Division expert appeared before City Council and testified that spraying has little to no effect in reducing nuisance mosquitoes, and is especially ineffective against the salt marsh variety that blows into the city from across the bay. The county's Mosquito Control Division only sprays for Culex mosquitoes when St. Louis encephalitis or West Nile Virus encephalitis has been confirmed in the immediate area.

During the last two years Council has heard from citizens in favor of fogging and others opposed to fogging. This year the City has not fogged since our equipment was lost in Hurricane Ike flooding. Mayor Washington has however requested fogging from Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Sylvia Garcia. As a result a Precinct Two truck has been fogging the city once a week as warranted (schedule and weather permitting).

Residents are requested to assist us in keeping the mosquito population down by eliminating any standing water you might have on your property.

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Fireworks Prohibited in Shoreacres

Posted: Monday, June 29, 2009

Shoreacres City Code Sec. 26-91 reads, "No person shall cast, throw or fire any squib, rocket, firecracker, torpedo, cap or cartridge, or other combustible fireworks of any kind in the city." Violators can be fined up to $2,000.00

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