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

Monday, November 28, 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 7:00pm.

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

2.1†††††† Citizenís Comments

 

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

Inquired about unusual plant noise in the port area over the last couple of weeks. He told Council that it sounded like a train engine.

 

††††††††††† Charlotte Copous, 1015 West Forest

Told Council that shrubs on the median of Shoreacres Blvd on the east side of the intersection with Centre Street obstruct the view of oncoming westbound traffic. She believes that the plants create a traffic hazard for eastbound vehicles turning left onto Centre Street.

 

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

Told Council that he has been invited to attend SEACAP meetings again.

 

3.0†††††† APPROVAL OF MINUTES

3.1†††††† Council Meeting, October 24, 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.

 

3.2†††††† Council Meeting, November 14, 2005.

††††††††††† Mayor pro tem Washington moved to approve the minutes as presented. Alderman Revak 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: Reported on his attendance at the Envision Houston Workshop in Baytown. Alderman Washington participated in a planning exercise that used a projected population growth over the next 30-years and asked for input on the placement of housing, jobs and infrastructure.

 

Alderman Gomer: Reported that he has visited with the interim Superintendent of the La Porte Independent School District. Among other items they discussed the Superintendentís work on a long-range plan.

 

Alderman Gomer also reported that he has been attending the Chamber of Commerceís Economic Development meetings.

 

Alderwoman Ellis: No report.

 

Alderwoman Lochner: No report.

 

Alderman Revak: Reported on his attendance at the Envision Houston Workshop in Baytown. Alderman Revak commented on existing and developing plans including the efforts to make Liberty County a regional transportation hub. Alderman Revak described the meeting as an effort to formulate a regional development plan for the Houston-Galveston Area Council. Alderman Revak told Council that he found the meeting very interesting and eye-opening.

 

Alderman Revak reported on his attendance at a Clear Creek Watershed meeting. He summarized that in their effort to keep everyone happy nothing is ever going to happen.

 

Alderman Revak reported on his attendance at the Houston-Galveston Area Council Annual Meeting.†

 

Mayor Edmonson: Reported on community activities scheduled for December. Children ornament decorating is scheduled for 5pm Monday, December 5, at the old fire station. The City Potluck Dinner, Santa, and Hayride are scheduled for December 13, also at the old fire station.

 

Mayor Edmonson reported on her meeting with Harris County Commissioner Garcia to discuss the drainage ditches along Baywood. The Mayor reported that a number of alternatives are being explored, including 50/50 cost sharing, labor/material cost sharing, and other solutions. Material only costs would are estimated to be between $20,000 and $30,000. The Mayor announced that she will meet with the Commissioner again on this topic.

 

Mayor Edmonson reported† that she met with an aide to Congressman Delay and discussed the design and funding for State Highway 146 at Shoreacres Blvd. The aide indicated to the Mayor that he will attend the December 8, 2005, meeting to be held by TxDOT to gather public input on the highway improvement. Mayor Edmonson also reported that she discussed the possibility of Quiet Zone funding for the railroad crossing at Choate Road.

 

4.2.1        City Administratorís Report

 

City Administrator: Reported on continued improvements to the Cityís accounting practices; a new postage meter, scale and mail inserting machine lease; and, the arrival and status of the new police vehicle.

 

[ Budget vs. Actual report attached ]

5.0†††††† UNFINISHED BUSINESS

††††††††††† [ NONE ]

6.0†††††† NEW BUSINESS

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

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

 

††††††††††† Alderman Revak asked City Administrator Stall questions about the nature of services appearing on two invoices. The questions were answered and no further discussion took place.

 

††††††††††† Alderman Revak moved to approve payment of the invoices as presented. Alderman Gomer seconded the motion.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

6.2†††††† Consideration and approval of a Subrecipient Grant Agreement for Coastal Management Program, Cycle 10 (GLO Contract No. 06-037); authorizing the Mayor to execute the contract and associated assurances and disclosures. (Edmonson)

††††††††††† Alderwoman Ellis moved to discuss. Alderman Revak seconded the motion.

 

††††††††††† Mayor Edmonson explained the grant. It would allow the purchase of approximately one additional acre of land abutting Heron Park to the north along West Bayou Drive with 40% City / 60% State matching funds. The matching grant funds would include the survey, appraisal and land purchase cost.

 

††††††††††† Alderwoman Ellis moved to approve the grant agreement and authorize the Mayor to execute the contract and associated assurances and disclosures. Alderman Revak seconded the motion.

 

††††††††††† 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 7:46pm.

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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David K. Stall, City Administrator / City Secretary