Roses are red
Violets are blue
Larry can't make chili
and Rob's 'll make you spew
(plus I've won more times than he has)
Violets are blue
Larry can't make chili
and Rob's 'll make you spew
(plus I've won more times than he has)
--------Hot off the wire--------One of the Original Judges of this fine event is scheduled to make an appearance at the 30th annual Chili-do. That's right Crystal Rose. One of the judges mentioned yesterday in the retelling of that fateful day 30 some years ago told me today she is going to try and be here for the anniversary. Should be interesting to say the least. There's a little more to the story.
Roselyn, that most awesome cephalopod is on Oak. Between Forest and S. Shore in the Fishers' front yard. When Your Artist is done with it's lawn mate there will be two works of art to behold. Eric, You ROCK my brother. And I hear Larry is getting tingly about his alligator. I think that will give Oak 3 of Eric's creations. How cool is that.
Next up is Rob and Neil's party. This from neighbor Rob,
"I need your help in spreading the word. I haven’t seen too many posts to the blog since the New Year – I don’t know if you have a case of writer’s block or if your too tired after the power-walks I have seen you partake in as of late. Here is a little fodder for you.
April and Paula are throwing a birthday get together for Neil and I on Friday 1/20 at Neil & April’s house 903 Juniper. For the newbies, that would be the big green house on the corner of Juniper and East Shore. We’ll have beer, margaritas, and a shot block for those fool hardy enough to imbibe in distilled spirits. Just finger foods and snacks as far as food goes.
See you around the island.
I hammered him for more details "bring a chair oh and chips if you want oh and I guess 7" So there you have it! I'll see there after sunset!
This from neighbor Steph/PTA mom. Sounds like fun so I'll run it a few more times.
Would you mind spreading the word on the blog about our Bayside Knights on the Run 5K? It is Saturday, Feb 25 at 8:30a.m. and we need sponsorship names for the back of the Tshirt. Any business owners with kids at Stewart, Mossman, Bayside or Falls please consider buying a spot on the shirt for $300. This would be great advertising as the shirts are considered part of the Education Village Uniform and can be worn by all students and extras will be sold in school store. The cost to run or stroll in the 5k is $20 and includes a long sleeve T and misc goodies in the registration bag. You can register at www.signmeup.com or go to the website at www.bayside5k.com for more info. We are also looking for businesses to provide coupons, koozies, etc for the registration bags and door prizes. This is our only fundraiser and we really need parents and local businesses to help in any way possible. We appreciate support in any form, no matter how large or small. I am not having much luck in the sponsorship dept so far. Please contact us with any questions or ideas. We have registration forms at our houses and hope to leave some at the city office also. Thanks so much.
Stephanie Haynes Charity Nicholas
127 Queen Rd 115 Queen Rd
From our own local Space Ship watcher...Thanks Steve!
See the Space Station Friday Through Sunday
Viewers in the JSC area will be able to see the International Space Station this week.
Friday, Jan. 13, 6:39 a.m. (Duration: six minutes)
Path: 11 degrees above SW to 11 degrees above NE
Maximum elevation: 73 degrees
Saturday, Jan. 14, 5:42 a.m. (Duration: three minutes)
Path: 11 degrees above S to 24 degrees above ESE
Maximum elevation: 25 degrees
Sunday, Jan. 15, 6:21 a.m. (Duration: six minutes)
Path: 12 degrees above WSW to 10 degrees above NNE
Maximum elevation: 43 degrees
Mancakes is looming large and I still need 10 guys to work their magic in my kitchen. So far it's Me and Rob Brown. Don't make us make you look bad. Cuz we will. And we'll look good doing it. And. We'll make it look easy...........
Have you heard what your Civic Club is up to?
Civic Club is tentatively planning our first "talent night" at the Pavilion on May 19. We need an MC to introduce the acts. Would you be available?
Also need some suggestions who we can get to perform - do you know anybody or any group I could approach?
Seriously? All this place is missing is the dancing bears and we'd have a three ring circus! Spread the word!! let Jr. drag out his magician set, shine up the batons, see if you can find your trombone and lets make this a night to remember!
So, what I'm hearing from the South of Shore is some folks are trying to piss off the office folks and are making headway. I call 'em girls too because they are. I don't think it bothers them but I'll ask next time I go up. It's meant as a term of endearment and I'm sure they know it. If it hurts somebody elses' sensibilities I really could not care less. I got an email from who I will refer to as a significant other of one of the city workers. That person is pissed beyond description at the way their significant other is being treated by some of our elected officials, and neighbors. Unreasonable demands, raised voices, demeaning tones. What most pompous, self righteous asses sound like. Ring any bells? Time for anther investigation? Probably not since the shoe is on the other foot huh? How about Councilman Burns or Sowrey start an investigation in to City Council and use all the words Councilman Perkins used in her illegal investigation into Chief Shelley? Sounds like a slam dunk. Enclosed is the Agenda. Looks like Council is finally going to get something done. Like OK the meeting minutes for 5 months of last year so they can be made official. Maybe Kathy will climb off the offices back for a day or two. Nah. There are things to be done in the next 100+ days. You really need to be there because, repeat after me, this ain't over.
Vern Johnson, Mayor AGENDA Al Burns
Richard Sowrey CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES Jackie Fuller
Tami Perkins CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING Arline Laughter
January 17, 2012, 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 & ACTION ITEM LIST
3. STAFF/COUNCIL REPORTS: Police Department, Fire Department, Emergency Services
Board, City Council
4. UNSCHEDULED VISITORS§
5. CONSENT AGENDA:
a. Check Register from December 1, 2011 to January 11, 2012
b. Cash Balance Summary as of January 11, 2012
c. Minutes for June 7, 2011 regular meeting
d. Minutes for June 21, 2011 regular meeting
e. Minutes for July 5, 2011 regular meeting
f. Minutes for July 19, 2011 regular meeting
g. Minutes for July 23, 2011 special meeting
h. Minutes for August 2, 2011 regular meeting
i. Minutes for August 9, 2011 special meeting
j. Minutes for August 27, 2011 special meeting
k. Minutes for October 17, 2011 regular meeting
l. Minutes for November 15, 2011 regular meeting
m. Resolution 2012-01: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES, TEXAS DESIGNATING
THE GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS AS THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR THE CITY OF CLEAR
LAKE SHORES, TEXAS AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF JANUARY 1, 2012.
6. 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. legal issues involving former police officer
7. OLD BUSINESS - Discussion and possible action may be taken on the following items:
a. Ordinance 2012-01: AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING CURFEW HOURS FOR MINORS IN THE CITY
OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES AND MAKING IT A VIOLATION FOR (1) A MINOR TO REMAIN IN ANY
PUBLIC PLACE OR ON THE PREMISES OF ANY ESTABLISHMENT WITHIN THE CITY DURING
CURFEW HOURS; (2) A PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF A MINOR TO KNOWINGLY PERMIT, OR BY
INSUFFICIENT CONTROL, ALLOW A MINOR TO REMAIN IN ANY PUBLIC PLACE OR ON THE
PREMISES OF ANY ESTABLISHMENT WITHIN THE CITY DURING CURFEW HOURS, OR (3) AN
OWNER, OPERATOR, OR ANY EMPLOYEE OF AN ESTABLISHMENT TO KNOWINGLY ALLOW A
MINOR TO REMAIN UPON THE PREMISES OF THE ESTABLISHMENT DURING CURFEW HOURS;
PROVIDING FOR DEFENSES TO THE VIOLATION; PROVIDING FOR AN ENFORCEMENT
PROVISION: PROVIDING FOR A PENALTY TO BE FINED FOR BACK OFFENSES AGAINST THE
ORDINANCE OF NOT MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) FOR BACK DAY OR PART
OF A DAY THE VIOLATION EXISTS; CONTAINING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR
PUBLICATION BY CAPTION ONLY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF
ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT WITH THIS ORDINANCE; AND
DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
b. Revision of ordinances in Chapter 2, Article III, Division 2, Section 2-28 and Section
2-67 dealing with an inconsistency in access to the City Attorney (Councilman Sowrey)
8. NEW BUSINESS - Discussion and possible action may be taken on the following items:
a. Discuss request for license to use city property by Frank Tamborella for City
ROW”) at 888 Aspen Road and approve direction to staff. (City Administrator Shelley)
b. Comcast state-issued certificate of franchise authority (Mayor Johnson)
c. Relocation of Farmer’s Market (City Administrator Shelley)
d. Salary increase for Interim Chief Cook (Mayor Johnson)
e. Salary increase for City Secretary (Mayor Johnson)
f. Request for Police Department budget amendment and raise for Nicholas Yeley
(Interim Chief Cook)
g. Maintenance of city records, specifically the minutes of council meetings
(Councilwoman Laughter & Perkins and Councilman Fuller)
h. 2011 audit by Belk, Harris, Pechacet, Certified Public Accountants – request
initiation of 2011 audit with special emphasis on credit card expenses and salary
advances (Councilwoman Laughter & Perkins and Councilman Fuller)
i. Presentation of updated 2012 Budget including the items requested by Interim Chief
Cook dated September 13, 2011(Councilwoman Laughter & Perkins and Councilman Fuller)
j. Hiring of City of Clear Lake Shores Police Chief – direct advertisement of position
of Police Chief for the City of Clear Lake Shores to recruit applicants for
consideration (Councilwoman Laughter & Perkins and Councilman Fuller)
"Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, while dishwashing
liquid is made with real lemons?"