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

Monday, November 27, 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††††† Sandi Lochner

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

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

 

††††††††††††† City Administrator / City Secretary††††† David Stall

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† And the following absent:††††† None

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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

 

Bill Lowery, 3420 Bayou Forest: Addressed council about the height limitations on fences. Mr. Lowery told council that he built his house in 2003 and complied with the required flood elevation regulations that put his home above other older homes and above the grade of Country Club, the street behind his home. Because of the elevation of his home he does not believe that a six-foot fence is adequate to provide privacy. He has previously applied for a variance with the Board of Adjustment and was turned down. Mr. Lowery told council that he should not have to pay $100 to apply for a fence variance. He pointed out that a fence at 309 Baywood has been allowed at 8-feet.

 


3.0†††††† APPROVAL OF MINUTES

3.1†††††† Regular Council Meeting: November 13, 2006

Mayor pro tem Revak motioned to approve the Minutes of November 13, 2006 as written.† Alderman Gomer seconded the motion.

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††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

4.0†††††† REPORTS

4.1       Council Reports

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Mayor pro tem Revak: No report.

 

Alderman Gomer: Attended the Veteranís Day program representing the City of Shoreacres. Attended the Harris County Mayorís and Councilmenís Association meet and heard a program on gangs and parole.

 

Alderman Ellis: Reported that there would be a CLEMC Board meeting on Wednesday, November 29th.

 

Alderwoman Lochner: No report. ††

 

Alderman Victor: Commented on clearing and work done at Heron Park near the pond. Also acknowledged the improved appearance around City Hall.

 

Mayor Washington: †Reported on a meeting with the Port of Houston Authority and the Mayor of La Porte, to discuss a sound berm on the north side of the Bayport channel. Proposed was a combination of sections that include a twenty foot earth berm; a ten foot earth berm with a ten foot a pre-cast wall; and, a twenty foot pre-cast wall. The Port was asked to produce a graphic that could be shown to the public to easily describe how this sound barrier will look.

 

4.2              Staff Reports

 

City Administrator David Stall gave a brief report.

 

5.0†††††† NEW BUSINESS

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

 

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

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

5.2†††††† Consideration and action to approve the timely payment of certain routine invoices prior to Council review. (Stall)

 

††††††††††† Alderwoman Lochner moved to approve timely payment of invoices from approved vendors who appear on the list presented. Mayor pro tem Revak seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

5.3†††††† Consideration and action to approve of an interlocal agreement with Harris County to provide for the receipt and confinement of prisoners in the Harris County Jail; and, authorizing the Mayor to execute such agreement. (Stall)

 

††††††††††† Mayor pro tem Revak moved to approve the agreement with Harris County and authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement. Alderman Gomer seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

5.4†††††† Consideration and action to approve of an interlocal agreement with Harris County to provide for storm debris removal and disposal services; and, authorizing the Mayor to execute such agreement. (Stall)

 

††††††††††† Mayor pro tem Revak moved to discuss the agreement with Harris County. Alderman Victor seconded.

 

††††††††††† Alderwoman Ellis moved to approve the agreement with Harris County and authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement. Alderman Victor seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.


6.0†††††† ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, Mayor Washington declared the meeting adjourned at 7:58pm.

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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David K. Stall, City Administrator / City Secretary