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

Monday, November 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

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

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

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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Alderwoman††††† Dolly Arons

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Alderman††††† Richard Adams

 

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

 

1.0†††††† CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL:

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

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

Mayor Washington issued a Proclamation proclaiming November 12 through 17, 2007, to be Rolex International Womenís Keelboat Championship Week in Shoreacres, and welcoming the worldís best talent in womenís sailing.

 

2.1†††††† Citizenís Comments

 

O. W. Shaffer, 505 Shadylawn: Asked Council if there were any City plans to close in the open ditches on Shadylawn, and that he would appreciate such consideration.

 

Nylia Stevenson, 122 Forest: Addressed Council about the City allowing the house at 115 Forest to receive an Occupancy Permit without enclosing the open piers below; she told Council that she had come to City Hall on Friday, November 2, and spoke with City Administrator David Stall who told her that enclosing open piers was not a current requirement; she questioned why she had to press for an answer; told Council that it was not the end of the issue; asked how Council †how they plan to compensate her; and, asked what proof of compliance exists.

 

3.0†††††† APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

3.1†††††† Regular Council Meeting: October 8, 2007

 

††††††††††† No action.

 

3.2†††††† Regular Council Meeting: October 22, 2007

 

††††††††††† No action.

4.0†††††† REPORTS

4.1†††††† Council Reports

 

Revak:† Reported on attending a Houston Area Air Quality Task Force press conference that presented recommended steps to reduce air pollution.

 

Gomer: Reported that he represented the City while attending a Veteranís Day event on the previous Friday.

 

Arons: Reported on attending a SEACAP meeting.

 

Adams: Reported on attending the Bayou Forest Bash; and, inquired about the status of the right turn lane at Shoreacres Blvd and SH-146.

 

Victor: Reported that he will be attending a Houston-Galveston Area Council meeting on Wednesday.

 

Washington: Reported on another meeting with the Port of Houston Authority to discuss sound mitigation; that Scott Flemming on Baywood has been selected as a participant in the mitigation study; and, that the next dredging project contract has been let with the successful bidder using an electric dredge that should have less impact to the community than the diesel only dredge.

 

4.2†††††† Staff Reports

 

4.2.1††† City Administratorís Report

 

David Stall: Reported that the lights on the front of City Hall have been moved to accommodate the shutters and planned balcony expansion; reported on several liftstation issues requiring attention; reported on a minor accident involving a police vehicle without injuries; the purchase of portable radios for the Public Works and Utility Departments; an error by the Comptroller of Public Accounts on the amount of sales tax paid to the City; status of utility billing; damage to Heron Park; damage to the tennis court net at Circle Park; new utility clerk Rhonda Basco in training; improvements to Public Works yard; improvements to Water Plant #1; replacement of the tank level sensor at Water Plant #2; completion of sewer repair on Forest Avenue; meeting with Clear Lake Emergency Medical Corps; status of vehicle purchases for Police and Public Works.; and, the status of the right turn lane request for Shoreacres Blvd at SH-146. †

 


4.2.2††† Police Department Report

 

Report provided in writing.

5.0†††††† BUSINESS

5.1†††††† Consideration and approval of invoices.

 

††††††††††† Alderman Adams moved approve the payment of invoices as presented. Alderman Gomer seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

††††††††††† AYES: Revak, Gomer, Victor, Arons, Adams.

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

5.2†††††† Consideration and action to review and approve employee compensation schedule.

 

††††††††††† Mayor Washington presented the employee compensation schedule and asked Council to adjust David Stallís compensation cost of living increase from 3% to 5% to equal the increase given to all other non-police employees.

 

††††††††††† Alderwoman Arons moved to approve the employee compensation schedule to include adjusting David Stallís compensation increase to 5% effective October 1, 2007. Alderman Victor seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

††††††††††† AYES: Revak, Gomer, Victor, Arons, Adams.

††††††††††† NAYS: None.

 

5.3†††††† Consideration and action to approve a Resolution appointing Rhonda Basco as a deputy clerk of the municipal court.

 

††††††††††† Alderman Gomer moved to adopt a Resolution appointing Rhonda Basco as a deputy clerk of the municipal court. Mayor pro tem Revak seconded.

 

††††††††††† The vote was as follows:

††††††††††† AYES: Revak, Gomer, Victor, Arons, Adams.

††††††††††† NAYS: None.


6.0†††††† ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, Mayor Washington declared the meeting adjourned at 8:14 p.m.

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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David K. Stall, City Administrator / City Secretary