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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, June 4, 2012

Born in the USA


By “The Boss”, sit down, is 28 years old today. Uh huh. 1984. Did I just suck the fun out of your day? Oopsies. Moving right along, How was your weekend? Mine was awesome thanks for asking. I’m still learning new tricks my new iPhone 4 does. It’s a bit much to be honest but it is what it is. Wyatt got my hand me down iPhone and spent a few minutes mastering the device. We got the whole family on some insane data plan but with all our planning and hours spent working the bugs out of it, Kudos to Rey at Target by the way for all his help, seems we forgot to instruct Wyatt NOT to watch videos on the stupid phone. We got a memo for AT&T the very next day letting us know we had maxed out our data plan for the month of June. The best laid plans eh?
OK neighbors here is the latest on wayward Sport. That’s the pooch that lives at 811 Forest. Here is his mug shot. He is not a small dog so someone out there knows where he is. Come on dog lovers!
So, what’s this I’m hearing about the results of the audit that wouldn’t quit? Last I heard that after all the freakin’ money we spent and all the name calling that went on and all the accompanying BS the auditors discovered that the City owes Paul and Karen money? Paul, Karen, don’t forget to add interest on that income. Special thanks to Larry for helping us get that sorted out.

Vern Johnson, Mayor AGENDA Al Burns
Richard Sowrey CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES Carlo Ianni
Amanda Booren CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING Arline Laughter
June 5, 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
3. COMMITTEE REPORTS: Economic Development Corporation, Waterfront Compliance
Committee, Planning/Zoning Committee, Roads and Drainage Committee, Park Committee,
Pool Committee, Civic Club, Council
4. UNSCHEDULED VISITORS§
5. CONSENT AGENDA:
a. Check Register from May 9, 2012 to May 30, 2012
b. Cash Balance Summary as of May 30, 2012
c. Waterfront Transfer, B-35: Magid to Milbauer
d. Minutes for April 3, 2012
e. Minutes for April 10, 2012
f. Minutes for April 17, 2012
g. Minutes for May 1, 2012
h. Minutes for May 15, 2012
i. Nomination of Daniel Otto to Economic Development Corporation
j. Nomination of Scott McDonald to Economic Development Corporation
6. NEW BUSINESS – Discussion and possible action on the following items:
a. Presentation of silver dollars to Council
b. Ceremonial Oaths of Office
c. Nomination and approval of Mayor Pro-Tem
d. Resolution 2012-04: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CLEAR LAKE
SHORES, TEXAS, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SUBMIT A LETTER TO THE COMPTROLLER OF
PUBLIC ACCOUNTS DETAILING THE CITY’S LEGAL AUTHORITY TO EXERCISE THE POWER OF
EMINENT DOMAIN, AS REQUIRED BY SENATE BILL 18 ENACTED BY THE 82ND LEGISLATURE.
e. City Electrical Consumption Contract (City Administrator Shelley)
f. Proposed Amendment to Animal Service Interlocal Agreement (City Administrator Shelley)
City Council Agenda for June 5, 2012 Page 2 of 2
7. ADJOURNMENT
Have you ever wondered who first uttered the phrase, "You Gotta Be Shittin' Me?"

Well, it just so happens to have originated through the Father of Our Country, way back when George Washington was crossing the Delaware river with his troops.
There were 33 (remember this number) in Washington 's boat. It was extremely dark and storming furiously and the water was tossing them about.
Finally, Washington grabbed Corporal Peters (remember this name) and stationed him at the front of the boat with a lantern. He ordered him to keep swinging it, so they could see where they were heading.
Corporal Peters, through driving rain and cold, continued swinging the lantern back and forth, back and forth.
Then a big gust of wind and a wave hit and threw Corporal Peters and his lantern into the Delaware . Washington and his troops searched for nearly an hour trying to find Corporal Peters, but to no avail. All of them felt terrible, for the Corporal had been one of their favorites.
Sometime later, Washington and his troops landed on the other side, wet and totally exhausted. He rallied the troops and told them that they must go on.

Another hour later, one of his men said, 'General, I see lights ahead.' They trudged toward the lights and came upon a huge house.
What they didn't know was that this was a house of ill repute, hidden in the forest to serve all who came.
General Washington pounded on the door, his men crowding around him.
The door swung open, and much to his surprise stood a beautiful woman.
A huge smile came across her face, to see so many men standing there.
Washington was the first to speak, 'Madam, I am General George Washington and these are my men. We are tired, wet, exhausted, and desperately need warmth and comfort.'
Again, the Madam looked at all the men standing there, and with a broad smile on her face, said, 'Well, General, you have come to the right place.
We can surely give you warmth and comfort. How many men do you have?'
Washington replied, 'Well, Madam, there are 32 of us without Peters .'
And the Madam said, 'You gotta be shittin me.'

10 comments:

Bryan said...

What is that beast in the picture?

Anonymous said...

Alan,

One word SPRINT. Always works, least expensive, unlimited data. Problem solved on many levels. Only drawback was that they were always one step behind on phone selection. That is no longer the case. We pay 200.00 a month for four phones, 1500 hundred minuets and unlimited texts and data. If that can be beat let me know. We have been with them since 93 and don't have one complaint to share.

Craig

Anonymous said...

One more thought. If the city really does owe them money, can we give them Jackie, tami, and Arlene's dollars tomorrow?

Craig

Anonymous said...

Bryan,

That is a cupacabra

Anonymous said...

I am curious what the item on the agenda is that refers to the city's right to imminent domain. I thought we were all clear that it does not have the right. Am I wrong??

Suzanne said...

Why am I not surprised to hear the audit has that outcome? Much like the investigation involving Paul. What a waste of OUR money. What a waste of time for "the girls". I expect apologies. Public apologies from Kathy, Bernie, Jean, Larry, Perkins, Fuller and Arlene. When you are wrong, admit it.

I cannot wait to see Amanda, Carlo and Richard sworn in Tues. night. It's a brand new day in CLS.

Anonymous said...

I hear the Domaine issue is just a point of business that has to be addressed occasionally. The only thing we are taking away is the two of the stooges council seats

Anonymous said...

Do you think Tami and Jackie will have the balls or the gall to pick up their dollar tomorrow

Anonymous said...

Probably both will. Their arrogance preceeds their intelligence.

Anonymous said...

Yes, WE did take away two of the three stooges. Elections can be wonderful. Two down and one to go. I don't think she will survive another year. She has aged considerably this past year. Wonder if she thinks it is worth it or if she is being controlled by Kathy, Jean, Jan and Pam.Her life could be so much better if she resigned.