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Shoreacres City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize the city manager to retain the services of bond counsel and a financial advisor to provide advice to the city council and staff in preparing documents related to the offer and issuance of municipal debt instruments necessary to accomplish city infrastructure improvements.

During the meeting, the city council heard presentations from Joe Morrow with First Southwest and from Clay Holland with Andrews Kurth.

The city council held a discussion regarding lot clearing in the city.

The city council voted unanimously to deny a motion to authorize the city manager to obtain services to remove dead palm trees from the city's street right-of-way. City council directed staff to inquire with Harris County Precinct 2 regarding the removal of the trees, as they are along a county road.

The city council discussed, but took no action, regarding the expenditure of Southeast Texas Housing funds for fill dirt to achieve drainage.

The city council held no discussion on an item regarding the Southeast Texas Housing program.

An ordinance regarding prohibition of texting or web-browing while operating a motor vehicle died for lack of a second on the motion.

The city council voted unanimously to accept recommendations from the City Manager Advisory Committee regarding the desired skills, attributes and qualifications for a successful candidate for city manager.

The city council took no action regarding recommendations concerning the search process and timeframe for hiring a new city manager.

The city council voted unanimously to remove from the agenda a discussion item on the use of the Nextdoor social networks by city officials.

The city council voted unanimously to establish a 5 percent processing fee for payments made by credit card to the municipal court and building department.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Council Member Jerome McKown was absent. Agenda

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