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

Monday, March 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




The meeting was called to order by Mayor Jayo Washington at 7:01pm.


2.1       Citizen’s Comments


Dolly Arons, 1118 N Country Club: Reported to council low hanging telephone and cable television cables on N. Country Club Drive that have been pulled down on more than one occasion by trucks.


Anita Willis, 1009 Forest: Inquired of council about the status of No Solicitor signs she had requested be considered 4 or 5 months ago. Also reported on burning associated with land clearing at Wharton Weems and Highway 146. Concern was raised particularly because of the large amount of poison ivy in the material being burned and its effect on those in the downwind smoke entering Shoreacres.


Patrick Stanton, 128 Shadylawn: Addressed council about his calls to the Port Hotline not being returned. He also raised concern about Senate Bill 1836 authored by Senator Mike Jackson (relating to the management and control of certain port improvements and facilities). He believes that there should be limitations on port activities included in the bill.


2.1.1        Dolly Arons: Air Quality – She addressed council about benzene levels reported for Shoreacres in 2004 and 2005. Following that presentation she made some recommendations including the City request the TCEQ increase the sampling cycle from every six days to daily.


3.1       Regular Council Meeting: March 12, 2007


            No action.

4.0       REPORTS

4.1       Council Reports


Revak: No report. Commented that he believed that Port of Houston Authority liaison Shar Lynch has the community’s best interests at heart.


Gomer:  Reported the he believes that Bay Colony and Shady Oaks need to be involved in reporting Shoreacres noise complaints to the port. He also told council that maybe another website specific to port issues might needed. He recommended that his port committee “go easy” at the start.


Ellis: No report.


Lochner: No report.


Victor:  Reported that he visited with Charlotte Wells and that he looked into a citizen’s group addressing port issues near the Long Beach – Los Angeles port, the source of a Port Citizen’s Rights document his circulated to council.


Washington:  Reported on his attendance at the TxDOT Highway 146 expansion meeting held in Seabrook. The Mayor told council the footprint would be big, 14 lanes altogether. A start date of 2012 was projected. The Mayor also reported on meeting with the Port of Houston Authority and the City of La Porte to review draft plans for berm and wall sound barriers. Final layout drawings suitable for public review are expected to be completed in two weeks. Citizen meetings are being scheduled for 6:30pm at either the Houston Yacht Club or the La Porte Recreation Center.


4.2       Staff Reports


4.2.1        City Administrator’s Report


Stall: Reported on the cleaning of culverts under Bayou between Taylor Bayou and the tidal pond in Heron Park; the repair of several minor water leaks; water meter replacement progress; repair of the intersection warning signal on SH-146; and, the suggestion of a park in conjunction with the sound barrier wall along the port as proposed by the port’s landscape architect.

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 action to appoint an Election Judge, Alternate Judge, Election Clerks, Early Voting Clerks and Marshal for the May 12, 2007 General Election. (Stall)


            Mayor pro tem Revak moved to approve appointment of Judges and Clerks. Alderwoman Ellis seconded.


            The vote was as follows:

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

            NAYS: None.


5.3       Consideration and action to nominate Nancy Edmonson to serve in Position 8 of the Board of Directors of the Freight Rail District for Harris and Fort Bend Counties. (Washington)


            Alderman Gomer moved to nominate Nancy Edmonson to serve in Position 8 of the Freight Rail District. Alderman Victor seconded.


            The vote was as follows:

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

            NAYS: None.



There being no further business, Mayor Washington declared the meeting adjourned at 8:19pm.


PASSED AND APPROVED THIS  _____  DAY OF ______________________      2007.





                                                                        Jayo Washington, Mayor







David K. Stall, City Administrator / City Secretary