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Bay Area Houston
Shoreacres City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to renew and extend an interlocal agreement with the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Employee Benefits Pool for employee insurance.

The item was approved with a re-rate agreement.  The costs for the renewed policy increased by less than $400 when compared to the city’s previous policy through TML, according to City Administrator David Stall.

The city council voted unanimously to authorize Mayor Dolly Arons to sign an interlocal agreement with the City of La Porte for the construction of a water system interconnect between the two cities for the purchase of water in the event of an emergency.

The city council voted unanimously to approve the purchase of a transport ventilator for use by the Clear Lake Emergency Medical Corps in the delivery of emergency services.

The city council discussed, but took no action regarding noise at the Port of Houston Bayport facility on February 2-3.  Representatives from the port authority were present at the meeting.

The city council discussed updates related to various city regulations and items, including:

  • Garage regulations
  • Rezoning
  • Street signs for East Forest and West Forest
  • Demolition of dangerous buildings
  • Golf cart regulations and legal opinions
  • Issuance of council meeting minutes to council members and posting of the minutes on the city’s web site
  • Ordinances and resolutions on the city’s web site

The city council referred garage regulations and rezoning to the Planning and Zoning Commission, and will discuss legal matters involving golf cart regulations with the city's attorney at the next city council meeting. 

The city council voted 2-3-1, with Gerry Victor and Nancy Schnell voting in favor,
Mayor Dolly Arons, Dana Woodruff and Richard Adams opposed, and Connie Ramirez abstaining, regarding a motion to ask the city's administration to "present a draft ordinance to council at or prior to April 9 outlining garage alternatives for elevated buildings and rezoning of the property at the location of the demolished school on Fairfield Street pursuant to the recommendations of the Planning and Zoning Commission". Therefore, the motion failed. Victor provided a clarification of the items, which is posted on the Forum. Mayor Arons cast the tie-breaking vote in opposition to the motion.  Clarification

The city council took no action regarding the minutes of the October 24 city council meeting.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote.  All members were present.  Agenda

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