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, March 20, 2012

Grab your Wellie's

It's the first day of Spring! or is that the first day of Nearly Summer?

Looks like we have about an hour before the weather gets here.

If you didn’t have a chance to get to Sunset last night you missed your first opportunity to get a sign. Don’t panic. While odds are it will be a rainout tonight we’ll work something out.

Anyone want odds on the big sign on the boat has a sign permit?

See you at the meeting tonight!!

Vern Johnson, Mayor AGENDA Al Burns Richard Sowrey CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES Jackie Fuller Tami Perkins CITY COUNCIL MEETING Arline Laughter March 20, 2012, 6:30 p.m. NOTICE is hereby given of a Special 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. FINANCIAL BRIEFING WORKSHOP – Lack of Sales Tax growth to support inflation of expenses

3. COMMITTEE REPORTS: Economic Development Corporation, Waterfront Compliance Committee, Planning/Zoning Committee, Roads and Drainage Committee, Park Committee, Pool Committee, Council

4. SCHEDULED & UNSCHEDULED VISITORS

a. Kathy McIntyre – Contract for City trash pick-up

b. Allan Batchelor - Plans for celebrating City’s Birthday

5. CONSENT AGENDA:

a. Check Register from March 1, 2012 to March 14, 2012

b. Cash Balance Summary as of March 14, 2012

6. OLD BUSINESS – Discussion and Possible action may be taken on the following items:

a. Allocation of funds for continuing the audit by Belt Harris Pechacek, LLLP.

(Councilwoman Laughter, Councilwoman Perkins, Councilman Fuller)

b. Ordinance 2012-03: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES, TEXAS,

ADOPTING AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO THE ORIGINAL BUDGET OF THE CITY OF

CLEAR LAKE SHORES, TEXAS, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012, FUNDING

ACCOUNTS IN BUDGET DUE TO UNFORESEEN SITUATIONS, CONTAINING

FINDINGS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING OTHER DETAILS

RELATING TO THE SUBJECT (Mayor Johnson)

7. NEW BUSINESS – Discussion and Possible action may be taken on the following items:

a. Create a committee to review hiring strategies and operating guidelines for the Clear Lake

Shores Police Department (Mayor Pro-Tem Sowery)

b. Creating a new ordinance to require a new business to obtain an operations permit in the

commercial zones C1 - C3 (Mayor Pro-Tem Sowrey)

c. Amendment of Section 66-178 of the Clear Lake Shores Municipal Code: Dead, Diseased

and Infested trees (Paul Shelley)

ADJOURNMENT

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I plan to be at Sundial Park at 6:30 to distribute more Amanda and Carlo signs. Come on down and get one ... thanx. SPorter

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Team Nichols just had a budget explained to them by tami....

Anonymous said...

That was topped by Junkyard Jackie commenting on dead trees. Like he has any sense of taking responsibility for one's property.

Anonymous said...

For all those who do not know Amanda you can see her here on U-tube with Sam Jac:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrWqRD8tuIE

Anonymous said...

Texas Transparency just gave CLS a gold star for What? There is no current transparency on CLS Web Site. The 2011 Check Registry goes up to July but the budget information is posted. Where is the rest of the Check Registry? Where is the Check Registry for 2011 and 2012? I look at EDC and Plaza Ten 06, that situation is worst. No minutes have been posted for years. What is being hidden here? This Texas Transparency is BS and I'm going to let them know somebody dropped the ball in giving CLS anything but a Black Eye (Star). I thought Karen just got a raise? It can't be for this shoddy transparency. I don't buy that there is anything wrong with the Budget except Politics as usual. Get the info up or get out.

Anonymous said...

Was I the only one wondering what's up with Jackie talking to the realtor of the Beer Garden property? Is he hell bent on destroying the Town Center? He symbolizes destruction.

I could not have been more impressed with Jim Bragg and his work on the budget. He is a leader of this community.

Sure wish there was the money to hire an event coordinator for the City's Anniv.

Glad to hear Craig Hervey and Jeff Terrell are getting involved with Richard S's committee. Once we get cops that want to be here we can rid the community of the ones that don't appreciate being here.

Anonymous said...

The way Tami went on about alternatives to trash pickup had me thinking she read Kathy's script even though there was not a need: Council approved continuing to pay for trash pickup. Thank you Council.

Anonymous said...

You have got to see "AndDum" Booren on Utube. If you need a good laugh this will get you going. Between this and the stuff she put on Twitter, this is the "Worst" political candidate anywhere. You just can't make this kind of stuff up. It is a shame Bryan dropped out for this gal really makes us look like uneducated hicks There is no way she has a Degree for anything but Athletics from some jock school. If she was male, I would swear she was either a boxer or a football player with one blow too many to la cabeza (head) after watching that video.

Please, go see it for yourself before you ever consider voting or even sticking a sign in your yard. "AndDum" is going to make us the laughing stock of Texas if any news reporter picks up on this. This is a good example of why a politican needs to be vetted prior to endorsement.

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:49: You are a cowardly waste of Carbon. I saw the video. Amanda communicated well. In addition, she has the courage to put her name on the issues and wants to serve the community.

Amanda, keep going, Lady. There is a majority of strong folks around here who support you.

SPorter

Anonymous said...

I see you believe in Obama, the drug dealing activists from Chicago too. If we had vetted that uneducated liar, our country wouldn't be in the mess we are now. We need somebody who is serious about fixing our problems no some "want-to-be" yes man. You want real change then don't go-a-long to-get-along. I saw the video and I read her Twitter account, she is lucky to have a job with that insecurity complex and attitude about her boss. WAKE UP AMERICA!

Anonymous said...

I don't see Carlo having any problems, therefore I do see where she has brought this on herself. In my opinion, it is just a sign of immaturity on her part. I see no reason to prop up a bad candidate just to have a body to run against NS.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Jack and Paul, for addressing the dead tree issue. There are several on Pine that are real issues.

Roselyn said...

Amanda, you've got NS nervous and that's a good sign.

I saw your video and thought it was very nice.I tried putting the video online of the long line of people asking Tami to resign but I couldn't figure out how to upload it. A neighbor and I paid $500 to have it filmed so i hate for that money to go to waste

i need your sign in my yard when you get them.

DaveC. said...

To the people who have an issue with Amanda Youtube vid. I see nothing wrong like usual you are making things up. Go climb back in your hole we don't need you ANYMORE!!!!!

unlike most of you cowards I sign my name:

Dave C.

DaveC. said...

To 6:49 or larry Tonjies coward, go cruising we don't need or want you here, please leave!

Dave C.