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

Monday, October 23, 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

              City Administrator / City Secretary      David K. Stall


                             And the following absent:     

                                                      Alderman      Vickie Ellis


The meeting was called to order by Mayor Jayo Washington at 7:00pm.


2.1       Citizen’s Comments


Anita Willis, 1009 West Forest: Commented that some areas along the bayous are in need of mowing.


Tom Coleman, 207 Shoreacres Blvd.: Reported that the ambulance service was working okay, just fine. He reported that an ambulance had been called for him Saturday before last at 7pm in the evening when he had very low blood sugar. The call resulted in a brief trip to the emergency room.


Stan Krauhs, 1103 Shoreacres Blvd: Recognized Mayor Washington for his efforts organizing the barbeque teams and entertainment for the cook-off; for his conducting of the La Porte Rotary reverse draw; and, recognizing that Mayor Washington will be the President of the La Porte Rotary next year. He expressed appreciation for the positive reflection Mayor Washington has on the City of Shoreacres.


Brandon Landreneau, 511 Fairfield: Addressed council to request a no parking zone on Westview along side of his house on the corner of Fairfield and Westview. He gave a brief background as the resident of that house for the last three years and the parking difficulties experienced as a result of traffic at the elementary school.


Sandie Lochner, 3512 Bayou Forest: Addressed council as a citizen and resident of Bayou Forest requesting that the city include mowing of the Bayou Forest Park frontage where the new park bench has been installed. She also reported a storm drain manhole on Bayou Forest overflowed during the recent heavy rains and street flooding.


3.1       Regular Council Meeting: September 11, 2006

3.2       Regular Council Meeting: September 25, 2006

3.3       Special Council Meeting: October 2, 2006

3.4       Regular Council Meeting: October 9, 2006


            Alderwoman Lochner moved to approve the city council meeting minutes for September 11, September 25, October 2 and October 9 as presented. Alderman Gomer seconded.


            The vote was as follows:

            AYES: Revak, Gomer, Lochner, Victor.

            NAYS: None.

4.0       REPORTS

4.1       Council Reports


Mayor pro tem Revak: No report.


Alderman Gomer: Reported on attendance at a SETH meeting and plans to attend the Texas Association of Housing Finance Authorities in El Paso..


Alderwoman Lochner: Reported on attendance at a SEACAP meeting, Port of Houston Authority progress in planting over 2000 trees in the El Jardin area; that dredging is continuing; that more concrete is being poured and that the port will move into Phase II in November. A request was made to include the CARE Line telephone number in the Shoreacres’ Shorts.


Alderman Victor: No report.


Mayor Washington: Thanked the participants in the barbeque cook-off and those who assisted. Reported on the El Jardin sound berm at a cost in the millions of dollars; a pending meeting with La Porte and the Port in November to discuss the Shoreacres/La Porte sound berm and working towards a solution addressing the Exxon pipeline easement.


4.2.1        City Administrator’s Report


City Administrator: Reported on the impact of high water resulting from the recent storms including the failure of one of the two pump motors and controls at Liftstation #1 that required the purchase of a new motor; the erection of new Stop sign posts and signs along Shoreacres Blvd cross streets; status of the city’s upgrade of office computers; repair of police vehicle previously struck while parked on Choate Road and negotiation with the insurance for repairs; and, reported on the source of large soap bubbles that drifted across the city from the warehouse of a Bayport detergent manufacturer.

5.0       NEW BUSINESS

5.1       Consideration and approval of invoices. (Stall)


            Alderman Gomer moved to approve payment of invoices. Alderman Revak seconded.


            The vote was as follows:

            AYES: Revak, Gomer, Lochner, Victor.

            NAYS: None.


There being no further business, Mayor Washington declared the meeting adjourned at 7:46pm.


PASSED AND APPROVED THIS  _____  DAY OF ______________________      2006.





                                                                        Jayo Washington, Mayor







David K. Stall, City Administrator / City Secretary