The City Council of the City of Shoreacres, Texas met in Regular Session on

Monday, October 24, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 601 Shoreacres Blvd.,

Shoreacres, Texas, with the following present constituting a quorum:

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mayor††††† Nancy R. Edmonson

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mayor pro-tem††††† Jayo Washington

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Alderman††††† Joe Gomer

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Alderman††††† Vickie Ellis

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Alderman††††† Sandi Lochner

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Alderman††††† Tom Revak

††††††††††††† City Administrator / City Secretary††††† David K. Stall

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† And the following absent:††††† None.

 

1.0†††††† CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL:

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Edmonson at 7:04pm.

2.0†††††† PUBLIC HEARINGS, SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS & COMMENTS

2.1†††††† Citizenís Comments

 

††††††††††† Stan Krauhs, 1103 Shoreacres Blvd

Inquired about why the water bills were sent out late. David Stall gave an explanation.

 

††††††††††† Tom Coleman, 207 Shoreacres Blvd

Greeted city council.

 

††††††††††† Graham Sells, 214 Oakdale

Noted a misspelled word on the CityĎs website.

 

3.0†††††† APPROVAL OF MINUTES

3.1†††††† Council Meeting, October 10, 2005.

††††††††††† Mayor pro tem Washington moved to approve the minutes as presented. Alderman Gomer seconded the motion.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

††††††††††† AYES: Washington, Gomer, Ellis, Lochner, Revak.

††††††††††† NAYS: None.


4.0†††††† REPORTS

4.1       Council Reports

†††††††††††

Mayor pro tem Washington: Discussed the Halloween hayride having three trailers; using the PW truck and trailer; and requested police escort across 146. He also reported that he will be attending an Envision Houston meeting to be held in Baytown on Wednesday, October 26, 2005.

 

Alderman Gomer: Reported that he would be attending a three-day meeting in Corpus Christi as a representative of the Southeast Texas Housing Finance Corporation.

 

Alderman Ellis: No report.

 

Alderman Lochner: No report.

 

Alderman Revak: Raised a question about why golf carts are not allowed on the grass along the bay front.

 

Mayor Edmonson: The Mayor reported that she will be attending the Governorís Taskforce on Evacuation meeting at 9:00am on Wednesday morning in Houston. The Mayor invited Council to provide input if there is anything that they would like addressed.

 

4.2.1††† City Administratorís Report

 

City Administrator: Reported on recent improvements in office efficiency; status of QuickBooks software use; and, pending upgrade of postage meter and possible lease of an inserting machine for utility billing.

 

4.2.2††† Police Department Report

 

The Police Department report was provided in writing.

 

[ Attached ]

5.0†††††† UNFINISHED BUSINESS

††††††††††† [ NONE ]

6.0†††††† NEW BUSINESS

6.1†††††† Consideration and approval of invoices. (Stall)

††††††††††† Mayor pro tem Washington moved to approve payment of the invoices as presented. Alderwoman Ellis seconded the motion.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

††††††††††† AYES: Washington, Gomer, Ellis, Lochner, Revak.

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

6.2†††††† Consideration and approval authorizing an expenditure of up to $2,500.00 for park signs. (Edmonson)

††††††††††† Mayor pro tem Washington moved to consider. Alderwoman Ellis seconded the motion.

 

††††††††††† The Mayor described wooden signs being made for each of the parks by volunteer Ann Apel. The City has supplied the wood. The Mayor proposed the purchase of 8-inch cast aluminum City Seals for use on the signs at a cost not to exceed $2,500.

 

††††††††††† Alderman Gomer moved to approve the expenditure of up to $2,500 for the purchase of park signs. Mayor pro tem Washington seconded the motion.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

††††††††††† AYES: Washington, Gomer, Ellis, Lochner, Revak.

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

6.3†††††† Consideration of proposals and approval authorizing an expenditure not to exceed $24,900.00 for street paving; and, authorizing the City Administrator execute same. (Edmonson)

††††††††††† Mayor pro tem Washington moved to consider. Alderman Revak seconded the motion.

 

††††††††††† The council reviewed two quotes that were obtained and discussed the scope of work that included East Bayou between Shoreacres Blvd and Forest; and, Westview between Baywood and Shoreacres Blvd. There was a consensus that more information was required, including the results of core sample tests that were pending.

 

††††††††††† Alderman Gomer moved to take no action. There was no objection.

 

6.4†††††† Consideration and approval of Southeast Texas Housing Finance Corporation General Certificate of Local Governmental Unit for the issuance of Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds (Bayview Estates Apartments, LaMarque) pursuant to the Texas Housing Finance Corporations Act; and, authorizing the Mayor to execute same. (Edmonson)

††††††††††† Alderman Gomer moved to approve the SETH bond (General Certificate of Local Government). Alderman Revak seconded the motion.

 

††††††††††† There was no discussion.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

††††††††††† AYES: Washington, Gomer, Ellis, Lochner, Revak.

††††††††††† NAYS: None.


7.0†††††† ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, Mayor Edmonson declared the meeting adjourned at 7:53pm.

PASSED AND APPROVED THIS †_____† DAY OF ______________________ †††† 2005.

 

 

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ________________________________

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Nancy R. Edmonson, Mayor

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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David K. Stall, City Administrator / City Secretary