IslandDrumz

Welcome to our little slice of paradise! Clear Lake Shores is probably one of the best kept secrets in the entire Bay Area. Yes we are an island. We are surrounded by Clear Lake, Jarbo Bayou and the Lazy Bend canals. Plug this in to Google Maps and you'll see what I mean 29.32' by 95.01' We are about half way between Galveston Island and the city of Houston and located in north Galveston county. I will try to keep us up on all the goings on that we can walk, boat, bike or drive our golf carts to. Very few things pi$$ me off but one of them is wasting my precious time. I'll try not to waste yours. Enjoy. ab

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

8/9


Fresh Pics of the latest endeavor by Your Artist, Erik Kleusendorf. Have you figured out what and or where it is?

Welcome newbies John, Diane, Brandon and Ginny(?) Please don’t let the current state of politics on our little pile of mud detract from the truly wonderful place it really is. Most of the time. This too will pass. Soon I hope.  

Special Meeting/Executive Session today at 3 at City Hall. I think they're ironing out the details on the upcoming investigation. The end is near. 

I object and take exception to everyone saying that President Obama and Congress are spending money like a drunken sailor. As a former drunken sailor, I quit when I ran out of money.

5 comments:

Bryan said...

It is awesome to see the tree carving project expand beyond our yard. Everyone - if you have a dead or dying oak tree please consider commissioning Erik to work his magic for you.

Chief, please keep this in mind as well if there are any on city property. I realize you guys may have a bit of a struggle figuring out how to pay for it given the uncertainty of next year's budget, but I'm sure we can pull a benefit together of some sort to raise some cash if necessary.

Bryan

Ronnie Richards said...

Galveston is working hard on their reforestation project. Counncilperson Arlene is pushing for our Island.I found this
A TREE GROWS IN GALVESTON
GALVESTON (Texas Forest Service) – The green tree canopy that once shaded Galveston Island was nearly wiped out three years ago with Ike.
Now, Galveston Island Tree Conservancy's NeighborWoods program has been selected as one of 20 finalists vying a $150,000 scholarship.“We lost 40,000 trees to the Hurricane Ike storm surge. We’ve been told that it’s one of the largest urban forest disasters in recorded history,” said Priscilla Files, tree planting coordinator with the conservancy.
Working together with the Texas Forest Service, conservancy members and city leaders have developed a plan to plant 25,000 trees over five years to replace the island’s tree canopy. More than 8,000 trees have been planted so far.
Online voting lasts through Sept. 13, 2011. Fans can vote once a day until the contest ends. The six projects garnering the most votes will be declared the winners.

Adelia said...

Not trying to beat a dead horse but i want to clarify. Those of us who have shown our support for former Chief Shelley are not for ignoring problems with our city or allowing any of our city employees to be treated unfairly. THIS ALL STARTED when our current council wanted to have a meeting/secret session and called for our chief to be fired without telling anyone why. They had already completed their own investigation and felt they were justified in dismissing the chief. We created signs and showed up for the meetings to keep this from happening. Now they want to pretend they were just calling for these items to be investigated and that those who support the chief are corrupt and evil. Now that we have seen the complaint many have seen how unjustified they were. We want to keep attention on this council (and others who participated in the illigal investigation) in the limelight to keep them from trying to sneak other items through without the knowledge or agreement of their constituants. Thats All - and oh yes WE ARE WATCHING!! Take that to the bank.

Roselyn said...

Amen Adelia

Suzanne said...

Well said Adelia. We can't let them back pedal on their intentions or motives. I am still confused why our city attorney did not point out the initial investigation was illegal. (Paul's attorney announced it publicly at CC.) Hopefully reprimands will follow once the results are made public.