Rob and Neil's Party in Three days!
Chili in 10
Mancakes in 23
I am fighting the urge to send out a cryptic SOS. I feel Like we are adrift and no one is at the helm. I want to put a message in a bottle and throw it in to my front yard from the deck in hopes that someone will see the shit we're in and come and save us. For everyone who was not able to make the festivities at the City Council meeting here is your recap as best I remember it. Rest assured I will be corrected where need be.
The City is buying a bunch of trees to replace a small fraction of the ones we lost from Ike. It's a start. I'll see if I can find the specs and post them here.
Barbara Nichols offered her skill set to aid the office workers and I couldn't hear her that well but I thought I heard her say she'd do it for free. Imagine that.
They tried like hell to pass 4 months worth of minutes but a couple of your elected officials had "issues" and wanted them revisited. And then, I swear to God, they bitched about the minutes not being posted in a timely manor. I swear. You can't make this stuff up. And still when it was pointed out by Councilman Burns that minutes were not a scheduled necessity and then when it was pointed out that all the damned open records requests were a priority which pushed the minutes back Councilmen Fuller and Perkins insisted the office staff simply could not do the job. Right hand to God.
Former Mayor McIntyre corrected everyone in the room on the expenses incurred for last years unsanctioned and as yet unwarranted investigation. I vote we ask the former Mayor to go over all our books. I'll bet she can save us a fortune. Oh wait. She and her hubby and friends have gone over all the citys' books. Not sure why she was working so hard to downplay the expenses. Kathryn? are you soaping the skids for Tamis' re-election campaign? You're gonna need more soap hon. Especially after that "How dare they" (ask for records) comment from Councilman Perkins. Councilman Perkins I want to thank you personally for mentioning how much damage you think this blog has done to our community. I know how much you believe that whole pesky free speech thingy fouls things up. God forbid we know what the hell is going on with our government. And thanks ever so much for driving a wooden stake in to our Tuesday evening's heart. Yes folks, it's the whole shall vs must. Everyone in the room got it. Everyone. OK not everyone. She was actually arguing with the city attorney. Go get a soda and some popcorn folks, This will be the longest 104 days ever recorded by man.
Sitting down? Officer Milliken delivered an envelope to Council during unscheduled visitors. I had to confirm it but confirm it I did. It was a vote of no confidence in our interim Chief of Police. Signed by the other officers. Now what? OK Councilmen Perkins and Fuller lets take it from the top. How is that whole morale thing working out for you now? Yeah, the one you patted your ass on the back for a couple of meetings ago. Please use small words so I don't get confused.
Not sure but I think a couple of raises were going to be offered. My brain had resumed its normally soft state by then. One can only take so much.
The City agreed to issue a license for right of way use to Franks up coming place. I'm stoked about this. I told Frank I'm coming over Friday to get the scoop. I also mentioned we could be looking for a sponsor for the Mardi Gras Parade and Frank likes it! I'll post it here when I get it.
They talked about relocating the Farmers Market to Okies' Corner but it was tabled.
To Pam, call me. I honestly want to offer my services as a peace broker between you and your neighbors. I really do. Your ball.
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