The United States launched Voyager 2, an unmanned spacecraft carrying a 12-inch copper phonograph record containing greetings in dozens of languages, samples of music and sounds of nature.
Cool by August standards and only one great big cloud in the sky blocking sunset. Oh well, my sofa was calling anyway. It was a great way to finish up a weekend.
Club news. I got a letter from our atty with instructions on where to mail the check and saw to it that it was in the US Mail Saturday. This mail went to the Atty General of the Great State of Texas to get our Charter reinstated. He said as soon as this formality was taken care of we could address our IRS issues. Short version, we are making progress and I expect to be back on track in a matter of weeks. I can almost smell the BBQ.
From the agenda below it looks like the Office staff has had enough of their time wasted on FOI requests. Last I heard they were after all communications involving Mrs. McIntyres appointment to P&Z and all communications that involved complaints on Mr. McIntyres Tide sign. Enquiring minds wanna know. I hope she enjoyed the flowers we sent. I haven’t heard.
This to my Pal Dave. You can’t kick Mike off the Island. Period. Have a nice big glass of iced tea and calm down. I like Mike and so do a lot of your neighbors. You do too most of the time. Enough said.
CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
August 21, 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. COMMITTEE REPORTS: Economic Development Corporation, Waterfront Compliance
Committee, Planning/Zoning Committee, Roads and Drainage Committee, Park Committee,
Pool Committee, Civic Club, Council
3. UNSCHEDULED VISITORS
4. CONSENT AGENDA:
a. Check Register from August 2, 2012 to August 15, 2012
b. Cash Balance Summary as of August 15, 2012
c. Appointment of Larry McCaslin to the Zoning Board of Adjustments
d. Waterfront Transfer: B-047C, Decker/Severson to Berg
5. COUNCIL BUSINESS – Discussion and possible action may be taken on the following items:
a. ORDINANCE 2012-05: AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING AN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
PROGRAM INCLUDING MITIGATION, PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE AND RECOVERY PHASES OF
COMPREHENSIVE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT; ACKNOWLEDGING THE POSITION OF
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR, AUTHORIZING THE APPOINTMENT OF AN EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR; AND PROVIDING FOR THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF
THOSE OFFICES; IDENTIFYING AN OPERATIONAL ORGANIZATION; GRANTING NECESSARY
POWERS TO COPE WITH ALL PHASES OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT WHICH THREATEN LIFE
AND PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES; ESTABLISHING A COOPERATIVE
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN AND PROGRAM ; AUTHORIZING COOPERATIVE AND MUTUAL
AID AGREEMENTS FOR RELIEF WORK BETWEEN THIS AND OTHER CITIES OR COUNTIES AND FOR
RELATED PURPOSES; PROHIBITING UNAUTHORIZED WARNING AND ALL-CLEAR SIGNALS AND
MAKING VIOLATIONS A MISDEMEANOR PUNISHABLE BY FINE NOT TO EXCEED $10,000.
b. Resolution 2012-07: RESOLUTION ADOPTING 36 HOURS IN A 12 MONTH PERIOD THAT
CORRESPONDS WITH THE CITY’S FISCAL YEAR AS THE TIME LIMIT ON THE AMOUNT OF TIME
THAT PERSONNEL OF THE CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES ARE REQUIRED TO SPEND PRODUCING
PUBLIC INFORMATION FOR INSPECTION OR DUPLICATION BY A REQUESTOR, WITHOUT
RECOVERING ITS COSTS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THAT PERSONNEL TIME; PROVIDING RULES FOR
City Council Agenda for August 21, 2012 Page 2 of 2
REQUESTS BY MINORS AND SENDING NOTICES OF TIME LEFT, IF ANY, AND OTHER COMPLIANCE
RULES, AND PROVIDING CERTAIN EXPECTATIONS. (Johnson)
c. Request for Proposal for Bank Depository Services (Mericle)
d. Maintenance 2 position (Shelley)
So NOAA wants to buy 46,000 rounds for 63 Special Agent and the SS folks only need 174,000 rounds for 295 officers. The numbers work out to about 2 rounds a day for each agency but two a day seems like an awful lot. I wonder how that compares to our Officers. Interesting.
The never-ending story update. Well we finally have a Court date. The Honorable J Miles Whittington has granted us an appearance date of September 5th. Bacliff here we come!
Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that our government can track a cow born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she sleeps in the state of Washington? Also they track her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country.
I think the solution is to give every illegal alien a cow.