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

Monday, February 12, 2007 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

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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Alderwoman††††† Vickie Ellis†††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Alderwoman††††† Sandi Lochner†††††††††††††††††††††

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

 

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

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† And the following absent:††††† Tom Revak

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

1.0†††††† CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL:

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Jayo Washington at 7:03pm.

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

2.1†††††† Citizenís Comments

 

Danny Fleming, 114 Pine Point Court, League City: Addressed council on behalf of Able Builder & Developer; and, Cornerstone Custom Builders. He raised issues and made complaints related to drainage inspections, fill permits, commercial vehicle enforcement, building permit process and delays. In conclusion he requested a refund of fees and fines totaling $1,600.

 

Anita Willis, 1009 Forest: Addressed council about Bayport issues including the need to see that trash collection is done in the channel, particularly on the north shore. She also asked that citizens be watchful of trash along the waterfront.

 

Patrick Stanton, 128 Shadylawn: Attended the CAC meeting and received an update on the recent DuPont release.

 

Karen Harris, 215 Shadylawn: Addressed council about a release she observed at the Septon facility.

 


3.0†††††† APPROVAL OF MINUTES

3.1†††††† Regular Council Meeting: January 22, 2007

 

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

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

4.0†††††† REPORTS

4.1†††††† Council Reports

 

Gomer: Reported on updated port information.

 

Ellis: Reported on attending the CLEMC board meeting and that our ambulance has moved into the Seabrook Fire Station on Repsdorph. Discussed the need to create a citizenís group to address the noise issues created by Bayport activities.

 

Lochner: Reported on attending the SEACAP meeting where she heard the annual Ďstate of the plantsí program. She was informed that LBC was in the process of expanding their number of tanks and adding five new rail lines. A new 24-hour phone list and alarm testing schedule was provided to the City Administrator for possible inclusion with a future utility bill.

 

Victor: Related a request from Charlotte Wells consider and promote pesticide free parks. Reported on a contractor bid having been received for a cover on the deck at Heron Park.

 

Washington:† Reported on the sound barrier discussions with the Port of Houston Authority. Among the options were a 20 foot earthen berm, 20 foot wall, and a combination of a 10 foot berm and 10 foot wall. The port committed to return a plan in February and agreed to do whatever they needed to subject to the physical limitations. Reported on attending the Parks & Recreation Board meeting and that he felt the group was moving in the right direction.

 

 

4.2†††††† Staff Reports

 

4.2.1        City Administratorís Report

 

Stall: Reported on change in La Porte Fire Department run response to medical emergencies; status of street work bidding; status of additional land purchase at Heron Park; status of basketball goal at Circle Park; lighting of entrance sign on Shoreacres Blvd; installation of drain pipe in front of City Hall; new cabinets and mail boxes in the city offices; the return of an employee out on long-term medical leave; and, prepartations for citizen and employee of the year.

4.2.2††† Police Department Report

 

The Police Department report was provided in writing.

5.0†††††† BUSINESS

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

 

††††††††††† Alderman Gomer moved to approve payment of invoices. Alderwoman Ellis seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

5.2†††††† Consideration and approval of an Ordinance ordering an election for City Officers to be held May 12, 2007. (Stall)

 

††††††††††† Alderwoman Ellis moved to approve the Ordinance ordering the election. Alderman Gomer seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

5.3†††††† Consideration and approval of an agreement between City of Shoreacres; the City of La Porte; La Porte Independent School District; San Jacinto College District; and, the City of Morganís Point establishing the procedures, division or responsibilities, and cost sharing for annual joint elections. (Stall)

 

††††††††††† Alderwoman Ellis moved to approve the agreement ordering the election. Alderman Gomer seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

5.4      Appointment of member to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (Washington)

 

5.4.1    Mayorís nomination to fill Position 2 of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for a term of two-years beginning February 12, 2007 and ending January 31, 2009.

 

Mayor Washington nominated Richard Adams.

 

5.4.2    Consideration and action to ratify the Mayorís nomination of member to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

 

††††††††††† Alderwoman Ellis moved to ratify the Mayorís nomination of Richard Adams. Alderwoman Lochner seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

6.0†††††† ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, Mayor Washington declared the meeting adjourned at 8:05pm.

PASSED AND APPROVED THIS †_____† DAY OF ______________________ †††† 2007.

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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David K. Stall, City Administrator / City Secretary