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 16, 2011

In 1977


We learned of the tragic death of the King of Rock n Roll. Do you believe it’s been 34 years?

Sam dear, we sure wish we had updated photos of your tree…..just sayin’.

You’ve probably seen your friends and neighbors out exercising in the heat and scratched your head wondering what the hell that’s all about. We here ya go. And I included a link to their site over on the left. From a spectator point of view, It’s working. I told MJ if this is what it took I was behind her 100%. So, straight Team Get Some!
We Started in Clear Lake Shores and have grown out of our garage.  We laugh together, we help each other through pain, we sweat together and lastly, we Get Some 365!  What is it? Crossfit!  The best workout you'll ever get.  Imagine personal training mixed in with your closest friends.  You are not doing it alone, you have a great support network that encourages you to be better than ever!  We are not about the scale, we are about making our lives healthier and more satisfying.  The best part is you can come in for Free to check it out.  The hardest part is getting to the Box (Gym), however; if you make it there, we'll take you the rest of the way!
Don’t Forget the City Council Meeting Tonight!!
Vern Johnson, Mayor AGENDA Al Burns
Richard Sowrey CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES Jackie Fuller
Tami Perkins CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING Arline Laughter
August 16, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
NOTICE is hereby given of a Regular Meeting of the City Council for the City of Clear Lake Shores,
County of Galveston, State of Texas, to be held on the above mentioned date and time at the Club House,
931 Cedar Road, Clear Lake Shores, Texas, for the purpose of considering the following numbered items.
The City Council of the City of Clear Lake Shores, Texas, reserves the right to meet in a closed council
session on any of the below items should the need arise and if applicable pursuant to authorization by Title
5, Chapter 551, of the Texas Government Code.
1. CALL TO ORDER & PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
2. CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT, CORRESPONDENCE
3. STAFF/COUNCIL REPORTS: Fire Department, Emergency Services Board, City Council
4. SCHEDULED & UNSCHEDULED VISITORS§
a. Carlo Ianni – City Ordinances and State Laws as they relate to Council Members
b. David Chambers – City Council Communication
c. Sanford Manning – Investigation into the City Police Department
5. CONSENT AGENDA:
a. Check Register from July 28, 2011 to August 10, 2011
b. Cash Balance Summary as of August 10, 2011
c. Waterfront Transfer: F-135B, Player to Hawkes
d. Renewal of Plaza Ten 06 Corporation members
6. NEW BUSINESS - Discussion and possible action may be taken on the following items:
a. Proposed FY 2011 Budgets & Budget workshops (Councilwoman Laughter)
b. Direct the City Attorney to draft an ordinance for Council approval that would require all
City officials to be paid and current on all property tax obligations to all entities, to
include Clear Lake Shores, Galveston County and the State of Texas in order to hold an
elected or appointed position in the City of Clear Lake Shores. (Councilman Burns)
c. Results of Police Department Evidence Room inventory/appraisals (City Administrator Shelley)
d. Galveston County Cooperative Evacuation Plan (City Administrator Shelley)
e. Replacement Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between the Santa Fe ISD as Licensor
and Galveston County and various municipalities and other political subdivisions located
within Galveston County as licensees for the use of district property during time of
natural or man-made disaster. (City Administrator Shelley)
f. Road & Drainage Committee recommendation regarding bids for Hansen Road and the
interlocal agreement between the City and Galveston County. (City Administrator Shelley)
g. Approval of check in the amount of $188,063.26 to AAA Asphalt from Roads & Drainage
account (City Administrator Shelley)
7. EXECUTIVE SESSION, as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Section 551.071:
"Consultation with attorney," concerning pending or contemplated litigation; a settlement
offer; or a matter in which the duty of the attorney requires it.
a. Possible litigation involving waterfront leases- King E-117 and E-118, Mc Andrews E-119,
E-120)
City Council Agenda for August 16, 2011 Page 2 of 2
8. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION - Discussion and possible action regarding the
following:
a. Possible litigation involving waterfront leases- King E-117 and E-118, Mc Andrews E-119,
E-120)
9. ADJOURNMENT
This just in from the International Council of Manlaws

 1: Under no circumstances may two men share an umbrella.

 2: It is OK for a man to cry ONLY under the following Circumstances:
     (a) When a heroic dog dies to save its master.
     (b) The moment Angelina Jolie starts unbuttoning her Blouse.
     (c) After wrecking your boss's car.
     (d) When she is using her teeth.

 3: Any Man who brings a camera to a bachelor party may
 be legally killed and eaten by his buddies.

                More to follow…….

2 comments:

Roselyn said...

Will someone please explain to the moron about "separation of church and state". I found her scripture reading offensive, out of place and thought I was going to be literally ill.

Amanda B said...

Roselyn, I couldn't agree more. Why do we have to sit there and listen to her preach, if she won't give us the time of day as concerned citizens to listen to us? I was shocked.

I have to applaud Councilman Burns for bringing to the table the request for an ordinance that council members pay their taxes in order to serve. I figured it probably didn't have a leg to stand on, but he brought it forward anyway and stuck to it. Thank you, Al!

As a citizen of this great city, I expect my council members to be outstanding citizens and follow the laws, which includes paying taxes. I certainly understand that we are in some difficult times financially as a country, and many people are affected by that, but if it's true that the council member in question has not paid in seven years, I take issue with that. Why is that acceptable? As Councilwoman Perkins said (and I'm paraphrasing here), they'll have to pay because "you can't not pay your taxes." Well when, exactly, will that occur in this situation? And furthermore, how, exactly, am I supposed to have confidence in someone spending my tax dollars if he can't manage to pay his own?

Kudos to everyone who showed up last night. It was a nice crowd, a little thinned out from past meetings, so please don't get complacent! We're in this together, and this too, shall pass!

Have a great day!