Started by President Truman in 1952.
I’m going on a field trip! I have volunteered at Bayside Intermediate to act as a chaperone for a herd of sixth graders. I’m nervous. We’re going to Galveston so I won’t be on unfamiliar turf. More tomorrow even if it’s posted by my next of kin.
I expect to see a lot of faces at the Civic Club meeting tomorrow night. We have a lot to discuss. No, really, a lot! We’re going to start with the Island Wide Garage Sale.
Neighbor in need: Craig needs help getting his video posted to YouTube. Anybody?
West Marine is having their Grand Opening tomorrow thru Saturday If I heard it right. All you folks here in the Yachting Capitol of Texas are in for some fun. I won’t even mention the free hot dogs.
Did you miss the City Council meeting last night? Too bad. We made the news again..http://www.guidrynews.com/story.aspx?id=1000042934
Pool Tags for 2012 are ready for purchase at the office!
This is City Administrator Paul Shelley reminding you that Early Voting has begun and will continue through next Tuesday, May 8th, during regular business hours at City Hall, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. to Noon. NO ELECTION PARAPHERNALIA, CELL PHONES OR OTHER ELECTRONIC RECORDING DEVICES ARE ALLOWED ON THE PREMISES. Please remember your driver's license or voter registration card. Early Voting for the Water Board is located at the Fire Department (905 Hwy 146). Voting for the primary elections will begin at the Club House on May 14th.
Also from City Administrator Shelley:
Our Landscaper says He has some 100 gallon live Oaks for sale about 15 to 16 ft tall. Installed price $ 425.00 each. Contact me if interested.
Voting stuff-> pay attention!
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 DAMMIT!
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 at www.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.