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

Monday, May 22, 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††††† Vickie Ellis

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

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

††††††††††††† 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 7:03pm.

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

2.1†††††† Citizenís Comments

 

Randall French, Chief of Police: Chief French addressed Council and expressed many positive comments about his experiences with Mayor Edmonson.

 

Howard Dahl, 511 Baywood: Thanked Mayor Edmonson for her service.

 

Nila Stevenson, 122 Forest: Thanked Mayor Edmonson for her service.

 

Richard Bricker, 1020 Shoreacres Blvd: Asked about culverts at Shoreacres Blvd and Centre Street (northeast corner).

 

3.0†††††† APPROVAL OF MINUTES

3.1†††††† Regular Council Meeting: May 8, 2006

 

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

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

4.0†††††† REPORTS

4.1       Council Reports

†††††††††††

Mayor pro tem Washington: Reported that he had attended the hurricane preparedness meeting with La Porte.

 

Alderman Gomer: Reported that he had received a letter from Jeff Suggs of La Porte inviting his participation in an amateur radio group being organized to provide emergency communications in facility provided in the new La Porte Police Department building. The Texas National Guard building will be used until the new police station is ready. He also reported that Shoreacres senior citizens will be included in the La Porte transportation and shelter plan, and that it will also include shelter for† pets.

 

Alderwoman Ellis: Reported that she attended a CLEMC meeting and that we can expect our EMS fees to rise next fiscal year..

 

Alderwoman Lochner: Reported on her attendance at the La Porte hurricane preparedness meeting and provided council with some printed materials. She also reported on attending the SEACAP meeting and that the program was Gulf Coast Waste Management.

 

Alderman Revak: No report.

 

Mayor Edmonson: No report.

 

4.2.1        City Administratorís Report

 

City Administrator: Reported on the installation of water faucets in Circle Park; completion of repairs to the Sunrise liftstation (#3); completion of tank inspections, report pending; purchase of a level for Public Works and Utility Department use; status of mosquito spraying; and, level of participation in the Baywood culvert program.

 

[ Budget vs. Actual report attached ]

 

5.0†††††† UNFINISHED BUSINESS

††††††††††† [ NONE ]

 

6.0†††††† NEW BUSINESS

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

 

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

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

6.2†††††† Recognition of Nancy Edmonson and her service to the community as Mayor and a member of the Shoreacres City Council. (Edmonson)

 

††††††††††† Mayor pro tem Washington, aldermen Revak, Ellis, Gomer, Lochner and city administrator Stall made personal comments recognizing the contributions of Mayor Nancy Edmonson to the City of Shoreacres. A number of members of the audience also addressed Council and recognized Mayor Edmonson.

 

††††††††††† Mayor Edmonson made a few remarks.

 

6.3†††††† Administer Oath of Office to newly elected city officials.

 

††††††††††† Mayor Edmonson administered the oath of office to Mayor Elect Jayo Washington.

 

††††††††††† Mayor Washington administered the oath of office to Alderman Tom Revak.

 

††††††††††† Mayor Washington administered the oath of office to Alderman Gerry Victor.

 

††††††††††† Mayor Washington presented Nancy Edmonson with a plaque in recognition of her service to the City of Shoreacres.

 

††††††††††† [ RECESS ]†† Meeting was called back to order by Mayor Washington at 8:09pm.

 

6.4†††††† Discussion and action to elect a Mayor pro-tem for a one-year term.

 

††††††††††† Alderwoman Lochner moved to discuss. Alderman Gomer seconded.

 

††††††††††† Alderwoman Ellis nominated Tom Revak as Mayor pro tem.

 

††††††††††† Alderman Gomer moved to close nominations. Alderwoman Ellis seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows for Tom Revak as Mayor pro tem:

 

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

 

6.5†††††† Consideration and action to approve expenditures to expand the balcony and roof overhang on the front of City Hall. (Edmonson)

 

††††††††††† Resident and Civic Association representative Tracy Revak described the plan and the phases with included removal of shrubs, extending the front balcony, covering/enclosing the A/C units, a side overhang, and painting.

 

††††††††††† City administrator Stall suggested that he be allowed time to study the budget and establish phases for the work.

 

††††††††††† No action was taken.

7.0†††††† ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, Mayor Washington declared the meeting adjourned at 8:30pm.

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

 

 

 

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

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jayo Washington, Mayor

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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David K. Stall, City Administrator / City Secretary