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

Monday, August 28, 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††††† Jayo Washington

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mayor pro tem††††† Tom Revak

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

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

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Alderman††††† Gerry Victor

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

 

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

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

1.0†††††† CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL:

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Jayo Washington at 7:00pm.

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

2.1†††††† Citizenís Comments

 

O. W. Shaffer, 505 Shadylawn: Told council that the city should run the emergency generator once a month under load to keep it prepared for emergency use.

3.0†††††† APPROVAL OF MINUTES

3.1†††††† Regular Council Meeting: August 14, 2006

 

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

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

3.2†††††† Council Workshop Meeting: August 21, 2006

 

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

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

4.0†††††† REPORTS

4.1       Council Reports

†††††††††††

Mayor pro tem Revak: Reported that work on the Mitchell house project was moving forward. He also reported using the Heron Park kayak launch and that it worked great.

 

Alderman Gomer: Reported that he attended a SETH meeting and that $45,000 was awarded to Pasadena from the Bayou Country Trust Fund for a playground to serve affordable housing. He also reported that he will attend the Chamber Cookout.

 

Alderwoman Ellis: No report.

 

Alderman Victor: No report.

 

Mayor Washington: No report.

 

4.2.1        City Administratorís Report

 

City Administrator: Reported on the status of the tennis/basketball court surface at Circle Park; work on Heron Park kayak launch, installation of trash cans, and pending inspection by the GLO; progress on City Hall paint, shutters, and attic exhaust fan; and, reported that Harris County will hold a hazardous household materials collection from 8am to 2pm on October 7, 2006, at the Baytown Service Center.

 

[ Budget vs. Actual report attached ]

 

4.2.2        Police Department Report

 

The report was submitted in writing. Council noted the average ambulance response time was 11 minutes and that the agreed target for ambulance response time is 9 minutes.

 

[ 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. Alderman Revak seconded.

 

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The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

6.2†††††† Consideration, discussion, and action to propose a property tax rate that exceeds the effective tax rate. (Stall)

 

††††††††††† Administrator Stall advised Council that the Certified Tax Roll has not been received from the Harris County Appraisal District. Accordingly, the City has not been able to project 2006 taxable value nor calculate the 2006 effective tax rate. Without that information the City is unable to determine if any tax rate will be proposed.

 

††††††††††† No action taken.

 

6.3†††††† Consideration and action to schedule Public Hearings on the property tax rate increase. (Stall)

 

††††††††††† Administrator Stall advised Council that the Certified Tax Roll has not been received from the Harris County Appraisal District. Accordingly, the City has not been able to project 2006 taxable value nor calculate the 2006 effective tax rate. Without determining if any tax rate will be proposed it is premature to schedule Public Hearings on a property tax increase.

 

††††††††††† No action taken.

 

6.4†††††† Consideration and action on invoice for curbside recycling by Allied Waste Management when such service was not provided. (Stall)

 

††††††††††† Alderman Revak requested that no action be taken until a representative of Allied Waste appears before Council to clarify the rate increase. Mayor Washington agreed to hold the action over to the next meeting.

 

††††††††††† No action taken.

 

6.5†††††† Consideration and action on rate adjustment request for residential collection and curbside recycling by Allied Waste Management. (Stall)

 

††††††††††† Alderman Revak requested that no action be taken until a representative of Allied Waste appears before Council to clarify the rate increase. Mayor Washington agreed to hold the action over to the next meeting.

 

††††††††††† No action taken.

 


6.6†††††† Consideration and action to cast a ballot for the Texas Municipal Intergovernmental Employee Benefits Pool Board of Trustee election. (Stall)

 

††††††††††† Alderman Gomer moved to authorize Administrator Stall to cast the Cityís vote for Ron Crabtree. Alderman Revak seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

6.7†††††† Consideration and action to authorize the Mayor to execute an agreement for communication services with the Lakeview Police Department. (Stall)

 

††††††††††† Alderman Revak moved to approve the contract with the Lakeview Police Department. Alderman Gomer seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

6.8†††††† Consideration and action on an Ordinance adopting the National Incident Management System (NIMS) for the City of Shoreacres. (Stall)

 

††††††††††† Alderman Victor moved to approve the proposed Ordinance adopting NIMS for the City of Shoreacres. Alderman Revak seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

6.9†††††† Consideration and approval authorizing the Mayor to execute a collateral custodian agreement and letter of release for Wachovia Bank and The Bank of New York. (Stall)

 

††††††††††† Alderman Ellis moved to approve and authorize the Mayor to execute the collateral custodian agreement and letter of release for Wachovia Bank and the Bank of New York. Alderman Revak seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 


7.0†††††† ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, Mayor Washington declared the meeting adjourned at 8:03pm.

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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David K. Stall, City Administrator / City Secretary