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

Monday, February 26, 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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

1.0†††††† CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL:

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Jayo Washington at 7:02pm.

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

2.1†††††† Citizenís Comments

 

Jim Stout, 422 Baywood: Inquired about the status of storm drainage work on Baywood. City Administrator David Stall responded to his inquiry.

 

Ricki Saunders, 611 Shadylawn: Addressed council about problems his has had with her water bill and meter misreads.

 

Patrick Stanton, 128 Shadylawn: Addressed council about the large increase in his utility bill, particularly the increased water rate.

 

3.0†††††† APPROVAL OF MINUTES

3.1†††††† Regular Council Meeting: February 12, 2007

 

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

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

4.0†††††† REPORTS

4.1†††††† Council Reports

 

Revak: No report.

 

Gomer: Reported on attending the Mayor & Councilmembers meeting where the guest speaker was Allen Clark of H-GAC.

 

Ellis: No report.

 

Lochner: Reported on attending the SEACAP.

 

Victor: Reported on discussions with members of the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board who have requested assistance with weeds at Heron Park.

 

Washington:† Reported on attending the Chamber of Commerce meeting and providing the Shoreacres state of the city presentation.

 

 

4.2†††††† Staff Reports

 

4.2.1        City Administratorís Report

 

Stall: Reported on the failure to receive any bids on the Westview and Bayou street work; gave a status report on Baywood storm drainage; announced it is time for nominations for citizen and employee of the year; status of sign work in the city; and, announced Clean-up Green-up for Saturday, April 21st.

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: Revak, Gomer, Ellis, Lochner, Victor.

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

5.2†††††† Consideration and approval of an agreement between City of Shoreacres and Mary Beth Maher for the purchase of unimproved property (Lot 10, Block 46, Shoreacres) for the purpose of park land; a conservation easement providing for specific limitation of use of said property; a general warranty deed; and, authorizing the Mayor to execute said documents. (Stall)

 

††††††††††† Alderwoman Ellis moved to approve the agreement for the purchase of the park property and authorizing the Mayor to execute documents. Alderman Revak seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

5.3†††††† Consideration and approval of an agreement between City of Shoreacres and the TML Intergovernmental Employee Benefits Pool providing employee benefits including medical insurance. (Stall)

 

 

††††††††††† Alderman Victor moved to approve the agreement for employee benefits. Alderman Gomer seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

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

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

5.4†††††† Discussion of citizen complaints and issues relating to the operation of the Port of Houston Authority Bayport facility and the adverse impact to community and quality of life (including but not limited to noise, odor, undesired light and traffic); and, possible action that may be undertaken by the city and/or citizens to resolve such issues as may be identified. (Washington)

 

††††††††††† Shari Bingham, Port of Houston Authority, Community Relations Coordinator; Karen Harris (215 Oakdale); Luke Nelson (111 Fairfield); and, Patrick Stanton (128 Shadylawn) discussed with council a wide range of concerns and issues related to the Bayport facility.

 

††††††††††† A committee was suggested with initial members: Luke Nelson, Karen Harris and Joe Gomer.

 

6.0†††††† ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, Mayor Washington declared the meeting adjourned at 9:18pm.

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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David K. Stall, City Administrator / City Secretary