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

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Still Dead

RIP Jimi. In 1970 we lost a great artist.


3rd annual CLS/Lazy Bend block party is this Friday. 6 til 9. Bring a side dish to share and a chair, there’s a rhyme in there, somewhere, I just can’t find it. Questions? Contact me or Priscilla The D.


BBQ COOK-OFF Update! The date is October 6th. Turn ins will start at 4:15 and awards will be at 6:45. Followed by the season finale of Jammin on Jarbo. YES. It is the same date as the Childrens Fishing Derby but that will be over just in time for you to go home and take a nap and get ready for the cook off. Email me for registration instructions. And yes it’s FREE to register.


Endeavour Update

JSC Special: Endeavour Cleared for Houston Stopover on Wednesday, Sept. 19

After evaluating the weather, managers have decided to clear Space Shuttle Endeavour for a Houston stopover on Wednesday, Sept. 19, with departure for California on Thursday, Sept. 20. Stay tuned to this website for updates regarding Endeavour's stop in Houston:
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/home/endeavour_visit.html

Endeavour will be available for public viewing Sept. 19 until 9 p.m. Endeavour will depart Ellington at sunrise Sept. 20 to continue on its way to Los Angeles for permanent display.

Today, the SCA/Endeavour combo is planned to fly approximately 1,500 feet above various areas of Houston, Clear Lake and Galveston - including JSC -- between about 9 and 10:30 a.m. as it arrives in Houston from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Endeavour's Landing at Ellington is set for about 10:45 a.m. The specific route and timing of Endeavour's flight will depend on weather and operational constraints.

NASA also will provide updates on Endeavour's cross-country flight via social media using the hashtags #SpotTheShuttle and #OV105. You can follow who sees Endeavour, and post your sighting, in real time at:http://twitter.com/#!/search/%23spottheshuttle

Although it is better to see in person, portions of Endeavour's flyover of JSC and the landing at Ellington will be broadcast live and can be viewed via several methods:

- Tune in to JSC TV channels 2 (analog) and 51-2 (digital)
- Watch JSC IPTV at http://iptv.jsc.nasa.gov/eztv/ on channel 402 (standard definition) and 4512 (HD) - best viewed using Internet Explorer
- Watch on UStream at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-jsc



From neighbor Kendall: Three little kitties were found in her back yard apparently abandoned. If you can’t find your cats see Kendall. As of 5 PM today she will have them up for FREE adoption. Check ‘em out at 300 Narcissus.



Vern Johnson, Mayor AGENDA Al Burns

Richard Sowrey CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES Carlo Ianni

Amanda Booren CITY COUNCIL MEETING Arline Laughter

September 18, 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. PUBLIC HEARING – Violation of Waterfront Lease : Waterfront Lease A-010B, Caruana,

(high grass & weeds, easement numbers, repair/replace sheathing, repair/replace pilings)

3. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Texas Government Code, Section 551.071: Consultation with attorney

(pending or contemplated ligation)

4. COMMITTEE REPORTS: Economic Development Corporation, Waterfront Compliance

Committee, Planning/Zoning Committee, Roads and Drainage Committee, Park Committee,

Pool Committee, Civic Club, Council

5. UNSCHEDULED VISITORS

6. CONSENT AGENDA:

a. Check Register from August 30, 2012 to September 12, 2012

b. Cash Balance Summary as of September 12, 2012

c. Minutes for June 9, 2012

d. Minutes for July 17, 2012

e. Minutes for September 4, 2012

f. Appointment of Kevin Foley to the Waterfront Compliance Committee

g. Appointment of Vincent Pandanell to the Waterfront Compliance Committee

h. ICS Training and NIMSCAST Reporting Policy and Procedure (Shelley)

d. RESOLUTION NO. 2012-09: RENEWAL OF JOINT RESOLUTION WITH GALVESTON COUNTY

COMMISSIONER’S COURT FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION

7. COUNCIL BUSINESS – Discussion and possible action may be taken on the following items:

a. Violation of Waterfront Lease : Waterfront Lease A-010B, Caruana, (high grass & weeds,

easement numbers, repair/replace sheathing, repair/replace pilings)

b. Renewal of Ameriwaste Contract (Shelley)

c. Approval of 2012-2013 City Fee Schedule (Mericle)

d. RESOLUTION NO. 2012-08: DESIGNATION OF REPRESENTATIVE AND ALTERNATE H-GAC

2013 GENERAL ASSEMBLY

City Council Agenda for September 18, 2012 Page 2 of 2

e. ORDINANCE NO. 2012-06: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE

CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES, TEXAS BY AMENDING ARTICLE II. POLICE DEPARTMENT TO

CHAPTER 46, LAW ENFORCEMENT, BY AMENDING THE PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO POLICE

RESERVE OFFICERS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT

OR IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING A PENALTY IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $2,000.00

FOR EACH VIOLATION HEREOF, WITH EACH DAY CONSTITUTING A SEPARATE VIOLATION; AND

PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY.

f. ORDINANCE 2012-07: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF

THE CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES, TEXAS BY AMENDING ARTICLE III. CITY OFFICERS TO

CHAPTER 2, ADMINISTRATION, BY AMENDING THE PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF

ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT OR IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING A PENALTY IN AN

AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $2,000.00 FOR EACH VIOLATION HEREOF, WITH EACH DAY

CONSTITUTING A SEPARATE VIOLATION; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY. (Booren)

g. ORDINANCE 2012-08: AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AND APPROVING THE BUDGET FOR THE

FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2012 AND MAKING APPROPRIATION FOR EACH

DEPARTMENT, PROJECT AND ACCOUNT.

h. ORDINANCE 2012-09: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES, TEXAS,

APPROVING THE 2012 AD VALOREM TAX RATE AND LEVY OF $0.00 PER HUNDRED DOLLARS OF

ASSESSED VALUATION OF ALL TAXABLE PROPERTY WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE

CITY; AND PROVIDING A REPEALER.

8. ADJOURNMENT

See you at the meeting!



Ever since I was a child, I've always had a fear of someone under my bed at night. So I went to a shrink and told him 'I've got problems. Every time I go to bed I think there's somebody under it. I'm scared. I think I'm going crazy!”;
'Just put yourself in my hands for one year,' said the shrink.
'Come talk to me three times a week and we should be able to get rid of those fears'.
'How much do you charge?'
'Eighty dollars per visit,' replied the doctor.
'I'll think about it,' I said.
Six months later, I met the doctor on the street.
'Why didn't you come to see me about those fears you were having?' he asked.
'Well, Eighty bucks a visit three times a week for a year is an awful lot of money! A bartender cured me for $10.
I was so happy to have saved all that money that I bought me a new pickup!'
'Is that so!' With a bit of an attitude he said, 'and how,may I ask, did a bartender cure you?'
'He told me to cut the legs off the bed! -

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