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, August 20, 2012

1977

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.


AGENDA

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)

6. ADJOURNMENT




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.

4 comments:

DaveC. said...

Ok Friday nite was my night in the barrel. What's that funny taste in my mouth and why is it hard to set down.

I apologize to all!!

Dave C.

Flying Spaghetti Monster said...

Living in Clear Lake Shores is like an episode of Survivor...I hope if I am kicked off we have a Redemption Island

Adelia said...

If we could be voted off many of us would probably have an opportunity by now. We should all probably stay away from talking politics - maybe make all party gatherings political free zones. We get just as worked up over the presidential elections as we do our own. I guess people in Clear Lake Shores clearly understand the importance of voting for the right person now.

Roselyn said...

Joe and I went to see 2016 Obama over the weekend and it was eye opening, educational and frankly scary. When we left the theatre I said to Joe, its just like what happened in Clear Lake Shores where we voted people in that we never heard of and didn't know anything about, and find out later they have secret agendas that are harmful to the majority's way of thinking........See that movie before the election and take your friends. Its at the AMC Gulf Point theatres at Beltway 8 and IH45. It was written by and stars and Indian man who produced Shindler's List.