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

Monday, May 7, 2012

Good Tuesday morning Clear Lake Shores

What a fabulous turnout for an old friend. It was great and I really hope you had a chance to come out and enjoy the great music and the comaradarie of all our neighbors and off island friends. If you were there you saw the magic that makes this place what it is. If you didn't make it you missed a good time. I haven't heard any final figures but that may take some time. Frank, my friend, I hope you took away most of the love that was there for you.
A golf cart parade. Make that THE Golf Cart Parade. The one for our 50th. I need someone to step up and do some T-Shirts. Who's in? Suzanne is doing all the hard stuff, and Suzanne, I agree, A poker run is not for this event. Maybe the next one. But we sure need to invite all our poker run friends to join the parade. We are going for the record after all. I like Craigs input too, we need to get the next generation in on this or it stops with us. Come on folks, put on your thinkin' caps and lets pull this thing together.

Lost and Found

Hi there Mr. Batchelor,
A resident found a HTC Sprint cell phone on Elm and East Shore today if anyone is missing it, we have it here at City Hall. Could you please put on your website.
Thank you,
Tiffany



On deck is the Island Wide Garage Sale. For all you Off Islanders, We throw a party once a year when we clean out he closets to make room for the new toys. That means the old toys have to go. Bloody Marys at my place starts around 8. Rule number one? Have fun! And drive safe dammit, our skinny streets are not normal but that's OK cuz we like 'em.

The election crap is almost over. I for one am glad. I will make this statement here and now and will do as best I can to hold to it but I want nothing to do with politics from this day forward. It will take weeks to get the stench out of my nose.

Before I forget again, I'd like to thank Ms. Hosek at Bayside Intermediate for organizing the sixth grade field trip to Galveston last week. I know for a fact I had more fun than most of the kids. We started out late and tried to catch up all day long and just made the best of it. We did the port tour, the Storm of 1900 movie, the Seaport Museum, and hour and a half on the Elissa and ended up with an hour of no holds barred at the Railroad museum. How freakin' awesme is that!? We even managed an "unsanctioned" stop at the candy factory with some of my new homies. That's right, I'm Mr. 'cool teacher". Word.

Voting stuff-> pay attention!
Proposition 1
Voting for this proposition will continue to provide about $180,000 per year in sales tax revenue to the City to help maintain our streets.
It is not a property tax and does not increase or decrease the property tax that our home owners pay – which is currently zero.
Voting against this proposition will discontinue this important revenue stream to the city.
It must be re-enacted every three years to retain the revenue that we are now collecting.

More important voting Stuff! PAY ATTENTION!!
Please consider voting for the Kemah Volunteer Fire Department Fee increase. The wording on the ballot will indicate the ability to raise the rate to a total of $10 per month though we have no plans to set the fee over $7 for the foreseeable future. That will raise your water bill allotment for the Fire Department from $60 per year to $84 per year. The last fee increase was in 2003. Almost 10 years ago!
If you have any questions please check out the information posted on the website atwww.kemahfire.com or c all Station 1 at (281) 538-5727.
The Overview and Rationale sheet posted to the website contains a cost and response comparison to a fully paid service in the area. It shows our areas coverage coming at quite a bargain. In addition, any increase in our ability to provide services could provide additional savings on homeowners insurance.
We have already taken some significant measures to decrease our expenditures including Fire Chief Hahn volunteering to cut his salary in half. The Fire Chief is the only paid member in the department. His offer which was accepted this year has not been reflected in the online documentation. Our department is also experiencing excellent growth in membership. In the last year we have recruited several paramedics, a 12 year veteran firefighter from up north, an industrial fire chief as well as a local fire marshal.
Please consider voting for the Kemah Volunteer Fire Department Fee increase. We have a strong and cost effective response. Additionally all expenditures are fully vetted through the Emergency Services Board which is comprised of area residents.

Get out there and enjoy your day!

"A TV can insult your intelligence, but nothing rubs it in like a computer."

1 comment:

mark said...

More news from YOUR Fire Department!


The Kemah Volunteer Fire Department assisted in three CPR saves last year and we already had another one this year. The following from Chief Hahn:


I would personally like to say "AWESOME JOB" to the members who saved a life today. Our rapid response time, early CPR, and early defibrillation saved the life of a Clear Lake Shores resident. Please keep the positive attitudes that ALL of you have had and lets keep moving forward!

Thank you again for your dedication to the communities we serve and the Kemah Fire Department.

Brent Hahn
Fire Chief
Kemah Fire Department