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

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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I know, I know, I promised to slide this political crap down the page but that was the “old” political crap. Who knew there would be more? You would think after a $60k + independent investigation and a better than successful City Audit we would get back to moving forward. But NoooOOOOoo. “Well here we are, back in the truck”. (Tim, from Jurassic Park).
 
This is what I sent to Mr. Dean yesterday. “Good afternoon Stephen. This might help get you up and running. Or not.  http://islanddrumz.blogspot.com/
Go back to the end of June. Some interesting reading. Some not so much.”
 
I wonder who convinced Mr. Dean our little city’s story was better than anything he could find in the 4th largest city in the country. Hmmmmmmmmm.
 
FYI, I heard our wandering brindle boxer mix got nabbed sent to the doggie slammer for loitering on E. Shore. Damn the luck. And if you came to our great neighborhood and dropped off your furry friend for someone else to take care of damn you.
 
Moving right along,

Paul Shelley
City Administrator
City of Clear Lake Shores
**Please note my email address has changed!  Please update your address book.
-----Original Message-----
From: City of Kemah [mailto:kpierce@kemah-tx.com]
Subject: Flu Shots
 
The Galveston County Health District will be at the Jimmie Walker Community Center, 800 Harris, Kemah, Tx on Thursday, November 3rd from 10 a.m. - Noon to administer flu shots. The shots are $20. The Health District also accepts Medicare or Medicaid. Thank you.
Galveston County Health District 409-938-7221 
 
From neighbor Pam- Now you know what to do with your old golf cart tires!

City of Galveston Recycling Center 702 61st Street, Galveston, 77550 409-741-1446 Paper, Metals, Glass, Electronics, Auto Batteries, Rechargeable Batteries, Antifreeze,
Ink Cartridges, Tires, Gasoline Mon-Sat: 8am-4:45pm
City of La Marque Public Works 1500 Municipal Drive, La Marque, 77568 409-938-9283 Paper, Tires Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm
Santa Fe Independent School District 13304 Highway 6, Santa Fe, 77510 409-925-3526 Paper 24/7 (24 hours/day, 7 days/week)
City of Texas City Biosphere One Recycling Center 3301 Loop 197 North, Texas City, 77590 409-643-5814 Paper, Cardboard, Plastics #1 - #2, Metals, Glass, Motor Oil Mon-Sat: 8am-4pm, Sun: 12n-4pm
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“What is a committee? A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit, to do the unnecessary”. -- Richard Harkness, The New York Times, 1960
 

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

I called Stephen this morning to see if he was going to investigate some other problems we may have regarding our council. I gave him my name and he said what do you want. I told him I wanted to talk about CLS and before I could say anything he hung up on me.

Don't know what that means, just sayin.

Craig W

Roselyn said...

It means he is a prick. Thats a easy one to figure out. The narcissistic personality disorder that Tami suffers from is the hard one.

Crystal Rose said...

So where is HER Nemesis? We sure as hell need one......

Michelle said...

Great, so now we have yet another person with the power to do harm to our name and reputation who refuses to listen to us. Thanks, Mr. Dean. How is it that we, the vast majority, are getting dragged through the mud kicking and screaming yet no one can or will stop this? What do we need to do to fight back, because nothing seems to be working?? We lost Tina, we lost Paul as Chief, we lost our faith in our council, we've already lost over $60,000, and now we are losing our good name thanks to this BS. And FOR WHAT?? My God, if you dig far enough for long enough, anyone could find anything imperfect about anyone. And whoever said Tami was classy, I do hope you were practicing the art of sarcasm. A councilwoman who squeezes her eyes shut at the police chief during a meeting in front of citizens and says, "I will not talk to you. I will NEVER talk to you" like a 2-year old, and cusses at her fellow citizens during meetings, and says, "Bring it on!" in a mocking, threatening gesture when citizens voiced their opinions, and has refused to answer one SINGLE question from anyone and has repeatedly avoided returning any phone calls or letters or emails and hides out or runs away before and after meetings, and has gone about this entire investigation completely unethically, is NOT CLASSY. And those are just the stories regarding her behavior as councilwoman, and not including her certifiable behavior as a human being. I am normally a very forgiving person, but she doesn't even have half the brain to realize she's done anything to be forgiven for, and that's the saddest part of all. Like someone else said, you can't fix stupid. I am sorry I am being so gosh darn rude and hateful, but seriously, I am incensed. So again, what can we do to stop this train wreck???

Crystal Rose said...

How about a mass protest with banners outside her house, it would need to be orderly and well organised. Nothing defamatory and simply expressing the feeling of the island for her to resign. Names and attendees should be documented before hand and then invite the press to attend?

Anonymous said...

How come it was so easy for ONE person to get rid of TWO very important and well-respected and loved people, yet HUNDREDS of us can't get rid of ONE very disrespected and not very well-liked person??

Allen said...

OK! Folks let's bring it down a little. I believe that Paul has done nothing wrong, and once proven it will just discredit his accusers....again. I do wish this wasn't so costly ($$$) not only to the coffers of the city as well as to the benevolence of our neighbors who are just trying to get through life. We have got to pull together and return to a more peaceful and well behaved community. The spitefulness I see is only hurting us all so please tone it down. ALLEN CRUTHIRDS

Roselyn said...

Allen, this is where you and I disagree. I say 'Lock and Load' again. We are dealing with despots locally and world wide and we just can't say "lets be nice" and return to the spaghetti dinner and the margarita machine.

Anonymous said...

Allen,

Its already been proven that Paul did nothing wrong. It did discredit his accusers but they are pushing harder and harder. Now they have brought in their new boy Stephen to request and review the same exact documents that Bernie has at his house from what I understand. This is going to cost us more money and put more undo work and stess on our office staff to duplicate an effort. Over all we are a peaceful and well behaved community and I do not see the majoritys actions as spitefulness. We are under seige from a handful of folks that have nothing else to do but cause trouble and are getting away with it. This small minority are the ones that are spiteful and the rest of us need to keep up the fight as long as necessarry. I agree with Michelle, her post says it all. To this day I don't understand why this small group of folks have taken it upon themselves to ruin our Island. Three of our Council owe all of us an apology especially Tami who seems to be flat out looney tunes and until they are gone or explain their inexcusable behaviour I will not tone it down. Sorry Allen I would love nothing more than to get back to our old normal but those times have been taken from us and I am pissed.

Craig W

Roselyn said...

To Craig:

Ditto on your post above.

Rose

P.S. Also, I talked to Craig earlier today and his post at the top is nice....he actually told me Stephen Dean was extremely rude and hung up on him. Like "I am an important investigative reporter and why are you calling me?" (sounds like something Tami would say.....I can see why they have bonded. Two peas in a pod.)
I did not get a response from the two informative emails I sent Mr. Dean yesterday and would like to hear if Bettie or JT got a response. How stupid can an investigative reporter be, not to want to hear from people who know what is going on? Its just another reason for me to not listen to Channel 2.

Suzanne said...

I want this community to get along, too, especially since we are on the verge of becoming better than before. The plans of the EDC will bring so much to this community in the way of beauty and tax dollars.

However I am not so naive to believe that waiting 198 days is the best we can do. What destruction is next on their list?

Isn't it ironic that JF and TP have seats on Council due to not wanting the city to waste money financing the Town Center project and in reality they wasted a projected $85,000?

I expect to hear from Council members at the next meeting. Al had his say. Now it is time for the others to address the residents. They were in the Exec. Sessions. They know better than us which members want to see CLS become a better community. For the residents to put this behind us and move on, our leaders need to step up and take the initiative.

Anonymous said...

Roselyn, nope not a word from him and I provided all my contact info and asked that he consider what I said and to call me or email with any questions. So, not sure he wants another "perspective".. Bettie

Roselyn said...

Check out the agenda for next Tuesday's council meeting. Its on the City's website under calendar. There is a link to it on the right side of this blog page. Mindblowing. So, in the future, if a cop has erased a tape in the patrol car, the police chief has to ask a group of unemployed morons if he has permission to fire him. This means that council would have to be consulted before they write Bernie a ticket for dumping trash in Lynda's yard?........This also means Tina cannot be hired back in 199 days. Still hard to believe the 3 of them did not meet outside of council to cook this stuff up. At lease Arline now puts her name to the plan by sponsoring the Ordinances in writing with them.

Adelia said...

The agenda for tuesdays meeting now has a september document. I will be there Tuesday as a regular watcher

Roselyn said...

adelia, send me your email address and I will forward the one I have to you. The 3 muskateers have 5 items on the agenda ranging from nepotism to re-arranging the police department. My email is roselynpierce@comcast.net

Adelia said...

I will be sending you that now. Also you mignt want to send it to Ab so he can put it on the blog. Thanks roselyn

Paul Garner said...

Hey Roselyn,

Can you email me as well.
pgarner@f-ta.com

Thanks,
Paul Garner
827 Cedar

Roselyn said...

Here is a copy/paste from agenda:

6. NEW BUSINESS - Discussion and possible action may be taken on the following items:
a. Rules, procedures and official order of business for the City Council, as adopted by Ordinance 2006-16 (Mayor Johnson)
b. Amend ordinances as necessary, so it is clear and unambiguous that the Chief of Police reports directly to the City Council and not to the City Administrator (Councilwomen Laughter and Perkins, Councilman Fuller)
c. Adoption of a nepotism ordinance (Councilwomen Laughter and Perkins, Councilman Fuller)
d. Adopt a policy to allow city employees to have pay advances (Councilwomen Laughter and Perkins, Councilman Fuller)
e. Roles and responsibilities, ethics and harassment training for elected officials
f. Ethics and harassment training for city employees (Councilwomen Laughter and Perkins, Councilman Fuller)
g. Amend ordinances as necessary so that any significant personnel actions with the police department be addressed with the City Council prior to taking place, absent a situation that necessitates immediate action prior to` the next Council meeting. The City Council should obtain reports on a monthly basis as to personnel action that has taken place in the police department and the City, including resignations. The City Council should review the provisions on how authority is delegated between the City Council, City Administrator and Chief of Police to insure proper checks and balances. (Councilwomen Laughter and Perkins, Councilman Fuller)

Tom J said...

Most of the items are right out of the recommendations from the investigation. The last one is not and sounds like they are trying to take over the day-to-day operation of the police department.

It sure seems like they have had to have a series of meetings outside council to pull this together.

Tom Johnson

Tom J said...

Oh, and they left out the reecommendation on training for councilpeople.

Anonymous said...

In 198 days if we all get out and vote the new council can overturn anything these three are trying to pull. In the mean time is our City Attorney watching what is going on and making sure what they are doing is legal? They obviously meet and talk outside of council. Can someone call the DA and make him aware as to what is going on. From what I have heard Tami is on thin ice over this whole thing with the DA's office.

Anonymous said...

Tami, Jacke' and Arlene - (Bernie/Kathye) - You guys need to consider that your reign of power is coming to an end. You've created a "cohesion" among those that object to your points of view and those that don't give a shit. That cohesion will constitute a majority when election time comes around. This power that you're giving to the current incompetent council will be the same power that will be handed over when you cranky old bastards pass the torch. Homemakers, tax-evaders, reg'lar citizens and bottle-washers should not be responsible for the administration of a police department.
At this point I think the hillbilly may actually be plotting on her own.... it's not a wise move.

Anonymous said...

VERN,How could let this happen? How can THEY decide on the agenda? You need to take control already. Tami is a criminal. DO SOMETHING! Jackie had been arrested in CLS.

Anonymous said...

Yes anon, and these criminals now want to own the police department. Although they have had part of the police department in their hip pocket for quite some time now. Denise told people over a year ago that there were BIG changes coming. Kenny's wife got Tami's ear......If you remember about the time Denise was caught in plain clothes removing Save the Chief signs at night, Katherine passed to Tami an ordinance for Tami to read about who the police work for. Tami had called Kenny to take the signs down the day after Paul's contract was signed and there was confusion about who Kenny takes orders from. She is trying to make it clear now that Kenny is her man and takes orders from her instead of Paul or Vern.

CIanni said...

If three council members submit an item for the agenda the mayor cannot remove it. Hence all item one of them submits is signed by all three.
Sorry, but there is nothing Vern can really do about this.

Suzanne said...

God help CLS if Tami now runs the police dept. I bet Paul was a great asset to Kenny when he was in transition. Paul is uniquely qualified to be over the police dept.

When will the craziess stop?

davec said...

THIS ABSOLUTLY SUCKS, THE THREE IDIOTS ARE ON THE WAR PATH

Anonymous said...

I understand that Jackie was seen at Arline's house this week. In fact, he thought he was being sneaky by waiting till no one was around to get out of his car but one alert neighbor walking their dog caught him!!! GOTCHA JACKIE!!!
Eileen
521 Pine

Anonymous said...

I hope that all or you stupid followers of that crooked man paul shelley and his shadow vern johnson open up an eye of someone of a higher athority enough that will be able to get around vern,the city attorney,paul's attorney and anyone else who is backing him and putting a big ass cloud of smoke,fense or whatever you want to call it.I cant believe that this man has once again slipped out of a situation that would either call for an indictment or a total resignation from this city.Are YA'LL BLIND!!!!He is a crooked man! Who Steals from the city,miss usses city money for personal items, erases tickets for people! When are yall going to open up ya'll eyes and see that he is not good for Clearlake Shores.Good lord ya'll are ridiculous!!!!!The power this man has over ya'll!!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG look at 6:24 .. do you not have a dictionary or are Y'ALL YA'LL yall living in a cave. woops, yes! a cave. That is true.