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

Monday, September 25, 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††††† Sandi Lochner

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

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

 

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

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

 

Sabrina Howell, 865 South Country Club: Inquired about when South Country Club would be on the street repaving schedule.

 

Nylia Stevens, 122 Forest: Commented on CLEMC response times.

 

Hank Craddick, 3511 Bayou: Introduced himself as a retired fireman and told council that he would push for La Porte EMS even if it cost $20 to $40 per month [per residence].

 

Billy Bowles, 443 Baywood: Commented that the median mowing was looking shabby; expressed concern about a lack of police visibility; told council that the back glass of a pick-up truck had been shattered and that thereís a little more mischief; and, cited a lack of police presence in the neighborhood.

 

Anita Willis, 1009 Forest: Complained about a dog in the neighborhood that she could not get rid of; he had no collar. Asked that the city keep the dog notice on the water bills.

 

Sandra Lochner, 3512 Bayou Forest: †Spoke about a 30 MPH issue on Bayou Forest; requests a lower speed limit because of the presence of children and bicycles in the neighborhood; requests a 20 MPH speed limit.

 

Len Howell, 865 South Country Club: Complained about high grass and weeds at East Bayou and South Country Club (across from the park where house burned); problem of varmints and snakes; reported that it was mowed last May; and, that the driveway is being used by kids who are drinking and throwing bottles on the slab.

3.0†††††† APPROVAL OF MINUTES

3.1†††††† Regular Council Meeting: August 28, 2006

 

††††††††††† Alderman Revak moved to approve the minutes as presented. Alderman Gomer seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

3.2†††††† Regular Council Meeting: September 11, 2006

 

††††††††††† No action taken.

4.0†††††† REPORTS

4.1       Council Reports

†††††††††††

Mayor pro tem Revak: No report.

 

Alderman Gomer: Reported on attending the Chamberís EDC meeting and that there was a good turn out and that the meeting was very productive and discussed public transportation. Reported a visit to Gulf Coast Waste Disposal† and Ricky Clifton who offered the possibility of coordinating a tour for the council.

 

Alderwoman Ellis: Reported that CLEMC will be moved into the new Seabrook fire station around the first week of November.

 

Alderwoman Lochner: No report.

 

Alderman Victor: Reported on his continued effort to address silt issues; that marsh grasses are being mowed along some bayou areas; talked with Regional Directorís office of the General Land Office who explained their jurisdiction limitation to water pollution by chemicals and recommended additional contact with the TCEQ as well as the Parks & Wildlife Department.

 

Mayor Washington: No report.

 

4.2.1        City Administratorís Report

 

City Administrator: Reported on the status of the cityís efforts in Circle Park; and that the County has begun work to install storm drainage culverts on Baywood.

 

[ 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. Alderman Revak seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

6.2†††††† PUBLIC HEARING: Operating budget for the fiscal year 2006/2007. (Washington)

 

††††††††††† Mayor Washington opened the Public Hearing at 7:41pm.

 

††††††††††† Nylia Stevens (122 Forest): Asked if a copy of the budget would be available.

 

††††††††††† Patrick Stanton (128 Shadylawn): Told council that he attended the budget workshops and that the city did a fine job preparing the budget. He then offered four suggestions: (1) A cash flow statement; (2) Detail bridge property tax, estimate 05/06 to 06/07, projected end-of-year $611,000, budget $598,000, moving target with HCAD and vast unknown out there, base changes, his tax increase is 5% at new rate; detailed explanation; (3) List of major projects taken on in the next year (paving, new equipment, new hires); (4) Action goals for the city.

 

††††††††††† Mayor Washington closed the Public Hearing at 7:56pm.

 

6.3†††††† Consideration and action by Ordinance to adopt the operating budget for the fiscal year 2006/2007. (Washington)

 

††††††††††† Alderman Revak moved to discuss the proposed budget. Alderman Gomer seconded.

 

††††††††††† Alderman Revak inquired about any numbers that changed since the public presentation of the budget. Administrator Stall noted the change in tax revenue.

 

††††††††††† Alderman Gomer moved to adopt the FY-2006/2007 budget as presented. Alderman Victor seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

6.4†††††† PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed 2006 property tax rate increase. (Washington)

 

††††††††††† Mayor Washington opened the Public Hearing at 8:00pm.

 

††††††††††† Hank Craddock (3511 Bayou) Commented that his questions had been cleared up.

 

††††††††††† Mayor Washington closed the Public Hearing at 8:01pm.

 

6.5†††††† Consideration and action to approve the Mayorís nominees for appointment to Position 4, 5, 6, 7 and one alternate member of the Planning and Zoning Commission for two-year terms beginning February 1, 2006 and ending January 31, 2008. (Washington)

 

††††††††††† Mayor Washington nominated Robert Plant for Position 4, Carole Stephens for Position 5, and Diane Victor for Position 7 on the Planning and Zoning Commission. He announced that he was not presenting nominees for Position 6 or alternate at this time.

 

††††††††††† Alderman Revak moved to approve the Mayorís nominations for the Planning and Zoning Commission. Alderwoman Ellis seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

6.6†††††† Consideration and action to appoint five members of the Planning & Zoning Commission to the Board of Adjustment and appoint two alternate members of the Board of Adjustment for a one-year term beginning February 1, 2006 and ending January 31, 2007. (Washington)

 

††††††††††† Mayor Washington nominated Robert Plant, Carole Stephens, and Diane Victor to the Planning and Zoning Commission Board of Adjustment. He announced that he was not presenting nominees for the additional positions or alternates at this time.

 

††††††††††† Alderman Gomer moved to approve the Mayorís nominations for the Board of Adjustment. Alderman Revak seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

6.7†††††† Consideration and action to approve replat of Lots 2, 6, and 7 of Block into a single Lot hereafter called Lot 2A of Block 11. (Stall)

 

††††††††††† Alderman Revak moved to consider the replat. Alderwoman Ellis seconded.

 

††††††††††† Administrator Stall discussed the reason that the replat is being requested and that it has been approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Drawings were shown to council.

 

††††††††††† Alderman Revak moved to the replat as presented. Alderwoman Ellis seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

6.8†††††† Consideration and action to cast a ballot for the Texas Municipal Intergovernmental Risk Pool Board of Trustees election. (Stall)

 

††††††††††† Alderman Revak moved to discuss the TML-IRP ballot. Alderwoman Ellis seconded.

 

††††††††††† Council discussed the candidates and their qualifications.

 

††††††††††† Alderman Gomer moved to cast a vote for all incumbents on the ballot. Alderwoman Ellis seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

6.9†††††† Consideration and action to authorize the purchase of a utility vehicle for the Public Works Department from funds budgeted for that purpose in the FY-2005/2006 General Fund Budget; and, authorizing the City Administrator to execute all instruments required completing the purchase. (Stall)

 

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

 

††††††††††† Administrator Stall discussed the reason that the replat is being requested and that it has been approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Drawings were shown to council.

 

††††††††††† Alderman Revak moved to approve the replat as presented. Alderwoman Ellis seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

7.0†††††† ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, Mayor Washington declared the meeting adjourned at 8:24pm.

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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David K. Stall, City Administrator / City Secretary