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

Monday, May 14, 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 7:01 p.m.


2.1       Citizen’s Comments


Dolly Arons, 1118 N Country Club: Reported a bad air quality day with a high ozone level. It was speculated that perhaps there had been an accident at a plant.


Anita Willis, 1009 Forest: Thanked council for the “No Soliciting” signs and inquired about the enforcement status of the boat on Miramar and Meadowlawn.


3.1       Regular Council Meeting: April 9, 2007


            Alderman Gomer moved to approve the city council meeting minutes for April 9 as amended. Alderman Revak seconded.


            The vote was as follows:

            AYES: Revak, Gomer, Ellis, Victor.

            NAYS: None.


3.2       Regular Council Meeting: April 23, 2007


            No action.


4.0       REPORTS

4.1       Council Reports


Revak: No report.


Gomer:  Reported that he attend a economic development meeting and the Barbours Cut celebration.


Ellis: Reminded council of the Sylvan Beach Day Parade.


Lochner: No report.


Victor: Reported that the Heron Park project is being completed. Noted citizen complaints about an excessive number of vehicles parked in yards. And commented on the notable decrease in noise with the port dredge gone..


Washington: Congratulated the winning candidates on their successful elections. Reported on a Lyondell volunteer luncheon; a truck accident on SH146 that caused significant traffic congestion; a Proclamation issued recognizing The Arts Alliance of Clear Lake on their tenth anniversary; a hurricane meeting at the Pasadena Convention Center; a Skywarn presentation on Wednesday night; and, another public meeting with the port tentatively scheduled for June 6th.


4.2       Staff Reports


4.2.1        City Administrator’s Report


Stall: Reported on getting utility bills out before the increase in postage rates; the CAER line being out of service (5p-5:40p); City Hall steps being painted; and, a street meeting with the City Engineer pending for next Wednesday.


                        4.2.2    Police Department Report


                                    Written report provided.

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, Victor.

            NAYS: None.


5.2       Consideration and approval of a resolution to nominate Patricia Knudson to serve in Position 8 of the Board of Directors of the Freight Rail District for Harris and Fort Bend Counties. (Washington)


            No action taken.


5.3       Consideration and approval of an ordinance adopting floodplain management regulations required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for eligibility to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); and, adopting the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) dated June, 18, 2007. (Washington)


            Alderman Gomer moved to approve the floodplain management regulation ordinance as presented. Motion failed for lack of a second.


            Mayor pro-tem Revak moved to table the floodplain management regulation ordinance. Alderman Gomer seconded.


            The vote was as follows:

            AYES: Revak, Gomer, Ellis, Victor.

            NAYS: None.


5.4       Consideration and approval of an agreement between City of Shoreacres and Rail Logix to negotiate the sale of unimproved property (a portion of Lots A & B; Shoreacres) for the purpose of expanding railroad right-of-way; and, authorizing the Mayor and City Administrator to conduct said negotiations; with final approval and said sale remaining subject to approval and acceptance by Council. (Stall)


            Alderwoman Ellis moved to discuss. Alderman Gomer seconded.


            City Administrator Stall described the proposal and discussion to date. 


            Alderman Revak moved to approve the negotiation of the sale. Alderman Gomer seconded.


            The vote was as follows:

            AYES: Revak, Gomer, Ellis, Victor.

            NAYS: None.


5.5       Consideration and action to cancel the May 28, 2007, meeting of the Shoreacres City Council. (Washington)


            Alderman Gomer moved to cancel the May 28, 2007 council meeting. Mayor pro-tem Revak seconded.


            The vote was as follows:

            AYES: Revak, Gomer, Ellis, Victor.

            NAYS: None.


There being no further business, Mayor Washington declared the meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.


PASSED AND APPROVED THIS  _____  DAY OF ______________________      2007.





                                                                        Jayo Washington, Mayor







David K. Stall, City Administrator / City Secretary