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

Monday, July 23, 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



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


2.1       Citizen’s Comments


Shar Lynch, POHA: Addressed the council reporting that the Port’s hurricane plan is posted on their website; that dredging along the south side of the channel has been underway for the last nine days and that the work is scheduled to finish at 9pm tonight; that the dredge work is being performed with a diesel-electric dredge; and, that a 30-page paper answering the questions raised during the community meetings is being completed and will be provided to the community through the city.


3.1       Regular Council Meeting: July 9, 2007


            No action.

4.0       REPORTS

4.1       Council Reports


Revak:  Expressed concern about those on the city sponsored Yahoo Group (Internet) “naming names” in their posted comments.


Gomer: Reported that he attended a SETH meeting on Thursday; reported on a neighbor complaint about spray equipment parked along Oakdale near Circle Park; attended the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting; and, that Vickie Ellis has agreed to continue serving on the CLEMC Board of Directors


Arons: Deferred a question until the Mayor’s report.


Adams: Reported that he has circulated a flyer on Bayou Forest about decreasing the speed limit; and, reported that he has continued communication from TxDOT about the possibility of a right turn lane on Shoreacres Blvd. at SH-146.


Victor: Reported on meeting with the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District to ask about localized subsidence that might affect the Bayport channel; he reported speaking with Tom Michael about Subsidence District and USGS monitors in Seabrook and La Porte; reported that core samples were taken in the area15-years ago; and, that localized sand layers can shift or slide out. He also reported that some of his neighbors were complaining about an unusual number of flies.


Washington:  Reported that he has met with Port Commissioner Burke and are discussing the next steps to be taken to address community issues and concerns with Bayport. He reported on attending the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting and commented that they were engaged in good discussions.


4.2       Staff Reports


4.2.1    City Administrator’s Report


David Stall: Reported that a resident had been bitten by a pit bull while walking in the city; that the tennis court marking lines have been painted; a quote on concrete street work is still pending; that the purchase of the small parcel of property abutting the old wastewater treatment plant site has been completed; that the sale/abandonment of the strip for railroad right-of-way is still pending; and, that the City Hall shutters have been installed.

5.0       BUSINESS

5.1       Consideration and approval of invoices. (Stall)


            Mayor pro tem Revak moved to discuss the payment of invoices. Alderwoman Arons seconded.


            Alderman Adams moved to approve the payment of invoices as presented. Mayor pro tem Revak seconded.


            The vote was as follows:

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

            NAYS: None.

5.2       Consideration and approval to authorize the execution of a contract for electric services.


            Mayor pro tem Revak moved to authorize the Mayor or City Administrator to execute a contract for electric services. Alderman Gomer seconded.


            The vote was as follows:

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

            NAYS: None.


5.3       Consideration of council planning and budget workshop meeting dates.


            The Mayor and Council discussed meeting dates for budget workshop. Consensus was reached without formal action.


            A needs assessment workshop was scheduled to follow the regular council meeting on Monday, August 13.


            A budget workshop meeting was scheduled for Monday, August 20.


            If found necessary additional budget meetings could be held on Monday, August 27, September 3, and/or September 10.



There being no further business, Mayor Washington declared the meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.


PASSED AND APPROVED THIS  _____  DAY OF ______________________      2007.





                                                                        Jayo Washington, Mayor







David K. Stall, City Administrator / City Secretary