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

Monday, April 24, 2006 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††††† Sandi Lochner

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

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

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† And the following absent:†††††

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

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†††††† Recognition of Shoreacres Citizen of the Year

 

††††††††††† The Mayor and Council recognized Shoreacres resident Faye Hawkins for the
††††††††††† contribution she has made to the community and particularly the efforts she has
††††††††††† made to assist a neighbor in need, including transportation and housing during
††††††††††† the evacuation for hurricane Rita.

 

2.2†††††† Recognition of Shoreacres Employee of the Year

 

††††††††††† The Mayor and Council recognized Shoreacres employees David Stall and Chief
††††††††††† Randall French for their contributions to the city organization over the past year.

[ RECESS ]

 

2.3†††††† Citizenís Comments

 

Patrick Stanton, 128 Shadylawn: Mr. Stanton reported that the La Porte Citizenís Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting would be held at the Seamanís Center on May 2nd and the program will be on evacuation. He also recommended that ditches be cleaned in advance of hurricane season; that emergency management plans be reviewed; and, that manhole covers be tack welded closed. Mr. Stanton asked that the park tennis court be given priority and reported that he obtained an estimate of $11,219.00 for an asphalt surface. He also shared his thoughts with Council about the establishment of park rules and procedures, including a scheduleing plan for fields at Circle Park.

 

Dollie Arons, 1119 North Country Club: Asked about liability issues related to groups using the city parks. City Administrator David Stall responded to her inquiry.

 

Graham Sells, 214 Oakdale: Addressed Council about trash that should be picked up in advance of the lawn service mowing.

 

3.0†††††† APPROVAL OF MINUTES

3.1†††††† Regular Council Meeting: April 10, 2006

 

††††††††††† Alderman Revak moved to Consider. Mayor pro tem Washington seconded.

 

††††††††††† Alderman Gomer moved to approve. Mayor pro tem Washington seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

4.0†††††† REPORTS

4.1       Council Reports

†††††††††††

Mayor pro tem Washington: Reported on meeting with County Judge Eckels and area mayors to discuss evacuation planning.

 

Alderman Gomer: Commented briefly on attending two SETH meetings.

 

Alderwoman Lochner: Reported on attending a SEACAP meeting that focused on noise issues. Also reported that channel dredging is scheduled to begin in August.

 

Alderwoman Revak: Reported on involvement and activity on the Mitchell House Project.

 

Mayor Edmonson: Reported that the joint park project with La Porte has been approved. It is anticipated that the City will share the purchase cost with La Porte and La Porte will assume 100% of the ongoing maintenance costs. An agreement is expected within the next two to four weeks. The Mayor commented on port noise issues and reported that the county agreed to fund a noise consultant to review abatement options. The Mayor reported that Precinct 2 will host a Town Hall meeting on May 23rd from 6p to 8pm; the Sylvan Beach Day parade will set up at the fire station at 7:30pm; Lyondell volunteers will have a work day at Heron Park on May 6th, 30 to 40 worker are expected to participate; and, Harris County Mayorsí and Councilmembers Association meeting will be held at the Houston Yacht Club.

 

4.2.1        City Administratorís Report

 

City Administrator: Reported on having a full staff; revenue; repair status of liftstations #1 and #3; plan for 2006 hurricane season vehicle passes; road patch work scheduled to begin on May 2nd; Port of Houston Authority intent to discontinue security (police) contract; mowing has resumed a routine schedule; FEMA reimbursement for hurricane Rita has been received for at total of $21,696.03; and, plans have been prepared for the Circle Park tennis courts.

 

[ Budget vs. Actual report attached ]

 

Police Chief Randall French: Report that two officers have received letters of commendation. Officer Dodeus Manolescu for providing commercial vehicle training to Centerpoint; and, Officer David Newman for providing assistance to the Clear Lake Emergency Medical Corp at the scene of a motorcycle accident on Highway 146.

 

5.0†††††† UNFINISHED BUSINESS

††††††††††† [ NONE ]

 

6.0†††††† NEW BUSINESS

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

 

††††††††††† Alderman Revak moved to approve payment of invoices. Alderman Gomer seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

6.2†††††† Consideration and approval of Parks and Recreation Advisory Board By-laws. (Stall)

 

††††††††††† Mayor pro tem Washington moved to Consider. Alderman Revak seconded.

 

††††††††††† Council discussed the By-laws as presented.

 

††††††††††† Alderman Gomer moved to approve. Alderman Revak seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

6.3†††††† Consideration and approval of an agreement between the City and CenterPoint Energy Houston resolving issues related to Public Utility Commission of Texas Docket No. 32093; continuing existing base rates; establishing certain procedures to be applied for the calendar years 2006 through 2009; and, authorizing the Mayor to execute such agreement. (Edmonson)

 

††††††††††† Mayor pro tem Washington moved to Consider. Alderman Revak seconded.

 

††††††††††† David Baker (Centerpoint Service Area Manager) provided Council with background and explained the Centerpoint position on the rate case pending before the Public Utility Commission.

 

††††††††††† Mayor pro tem Washington moved to approve the agreement as proposed. Alderwoman Lochner seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

 

6.4†††††† Consideration and approval of a Resolution approving an Investment Policy pursuant to the Public Funds Investment Act; and, other related provisions. (Stall)

 

††††††††††† Alderman Revak moved to Consider. Mayor pro tem Washington seconded.

 

††††††††††† Council discussed the policy briefly.

 

††††††††††† Mayor pro tem Washington moved to approve. Alderman Gomer seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

6.5†††††† Consideration and approval to sell a surplus 1999 Ford police vehicle. (Stall)

 

††††††††††† Alderman Revak moved to approve the sale of the vehicle for $1,170.00. Mayor pro tem Washington seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 


7.0†††††† ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, Mayor Edmonson declared the meeting adjourned at 9:18pm.

PASSED AND APPROVED THIS †_____† DAY OF ______________________ †††† 2006.

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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David K. Stall, City Administrator / City Secretary