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

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Info Overload....


The Hi-Lites of the meeting were, Joe Shulsky was appointed to the ZBOA vacant seat and Ralph Coats was appointed first alternate. Congrats to these two for volunteering thier time to make our city a better place. And don't forget to thank Bernie McIntyre, Joe Huntington and Janet Horton who, although not selected, did get up and volunteer their time as well. Thanks to everyone. 
Next up is...

The Clear Lake Shores Police Department Presents 
"Coffee With Cops"
   Citizens are encouraged to come out and meet the officers who serve in their community. 
Coffee with Cops is a great way for the citizens of the community to get to know Clear Lake Shores Officers.
“Coffee with Cops” is set in a casual environment so citizens can ask questions and become familiar with the officers who serve their community.  The event will be held on the morning of November  25th, 2013  at 7:00am at Skippers located at 1026 Fm 2094.  Free hot coffee will be provided for those who stop by.
Please R.S.V.P. with Captain Donaldson email ddonaldson@clearlakeshores-tx.gov
   
      
 From neighbor Diane:
Would you mind posting on the blog that I am collecting stuffed animals for the local nursing home again this year? I would love to have one for every resident. Sarah and her roommate (Brittany) will be going with me to distribute them on Christmas morning. They are going to provide the music. (No don't worry, I will not sing). This was a big hit last year. It even brightened the day of some of the male residents too. I currently have 30 something in a closet ready to go. They told me they have about 168 residents.

Our address is 226 Narcissus. Tom has placed a large plastic box on the left side of our entry way with a sign. 


Please plan on attending the much awaited Town Center Phase IA ceremonial ground breaking this Saturday at 10 am on the Okies property. We hope to get a group photo of all of us with shovels for release to the press and Islander. Note there is a 50% chance of rain. The rain date is at the same time and place on November 30th. I will ask George to forward a copy to City Council, Mayor and Chief of Police. This will be a very brief ceremony. Please feel free to forward to others. 


 Upcoming Public Meeting!
Holy Crap! 
Public Meeting to Discuss Bacteria in Jarbo Bayou
BACTERIA STUDY

 The Houston-Galveston Area Council, in conjunction with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), invite you to join us for a Public Meeting to discuss a Bacteria Study (TMDL) for Jarbo Bayou.

Meeting Details:
December 12, 2013
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Club House
931 Cedar
Clear Lake Shores, TX 77565

About the Bayou
Jarbo Bayou, located in Galveston County, is a tributary of Clear Lake. Since 2002, high concentrations of bacteria, which are found in both human and animal waste, have been observed in the bayou.

The presence of these bacteria may indicate a health risk to people who swim or wade in the bayou-activities referred to as "contact recreation" in the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards.

Why a Public Meeting?
The purpose of this Public Meeting is to:

 1.  Share Study findings, to-date;
 2.  Receive feedback from the community; and
 3.  Present information on next steps.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, H-GAC will provide for reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities attending H-GAC functions. Individuals requiring language interpretation or those with special communication needs should contact Kathy Janhsen<mailto:kathy.janhsen@h-gac.com>, Public Outreach and Education Planner, at least 24-hours prior to the event.
Want to Learn More?
To learn more about this Study, check out the link below, http://www.tceq.texas.gov/waterquality/tmdl/106-jarbobacteria 





Who picks up after seeing eye dogs?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps if boats were required to dump the heads each time they get gas there would not be the bacteria problem.

fathom said...

Jimmy Mann says,

Thanks for including this AB, I am interested to see what they identify as some of the primary and secondary contributors. It sounds like it may start higher up in the bayou?

As one of those that spend alot of time in / on the water, I welcome the attention this puts on the bayou, and the chance we have to improve our overall knowlage about this subject as it will have a big effect on the future of our little slice of paradise.

I hope to see a good turn out.

Regards,
Jimmy

Anonymous said...

This has nothing to do with boaters. If you read the TCEQ info at the link, the bacteria issue is "up" the bayou i.e. beyond (or upstream) of the Clear Lake road bridge.