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, January 16, 2017

It's MLK Jr. day

In most places. Remember when it was Washington's Birthday? Then they combined Geo and Abe and made them Presidents day to make way for Martin. Unless you're in Biloxi Ms. They are catching all sorts of shit for renaming todays Great Americans Day. What's wrong with that you say? I don't see anything but there's them that don't like sharing. It seems today is also Robert E Lee's birthday and there are folks among us who can not abide American History. Too bad I say. Did you know a 42 year old black woman named Izzola Ware Curry tried to asassinate him in 1958? Yep stabbed the man with a big ass letter opener right in the chest. She just missed his aorta and allowed the good Dr. to live another 10 years and get some good deeds accomplished.

How about those Texans?! All said and done they've won back to back Championships so there. I personally thought they did pretty damned good all things considered. I wish they would have done better but I also wish US politics weren't what they are and we know how that turned out. Wonder how long, if ever, the Dems will stop blaming everyone else for their loss and come to realize just how fucked up their candidate was to be beaten by The Donald.

RIP Gene Cernan. The last man to walk on the moon has passed away. Godspeed Mr. C.

Here's tomorrows agenda. Some fun stuff.
  1. CALL TO ORDER & DETERMINATION OF QUORUM
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE TEXAS FLAG
  3. PUBLIC HEARING:
    a) Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance: Proposed marine mixed use district
    b) 24 Tindel: Violation of the Clear Lake Shores Ordinance Sec 78-16 (junk vehicles)
    c) 914 Hawthorne: Violation of the Clear Lake Shores Ordinance Sec 78-16 (junk vehicles)
  1. REPORTS FROM COUNCIL:
    Councilwoman Bailey Councilman Solmonsson Councilwoman Fenwick Councilwoman Hoerner Mayor Johnson
  2. STAFF REPORTS:
    City Administrator George Jones Chief Cook
    Building Official Kevin Harrell

  3. COMMITTEE REPORTS:
    Roads and Drainage
    Planning and Zoning
    Economic Development Corporation
    Waterfront Compliance
    Parks and Pool Committee
    Landscape and Beautification Advisory Committee

  4. CIVIC CLUB REPORT
  5. UNSCHEDULED VISITORS
  6. OLD BUSINESS:
    CONSENT AGENDA from Council meeting held January 3, 2017: a. Check Register: December 1 thru December 28, 2016
    b. Minutes from Regular Meeting held December 6, 2016


  1. NEW BUSINESS:
    CONSENT AGENDA:
    a. Check Register: December 29, 2016 thru January 11, 2017 b. Minutes from Regular Meeting held November 1, 2016

  2. COUNCIL BUSINESS - Discussion and possible action may be taken on the following items:
    a. Accept resignation from Mayor Pro-Tem Al Burns. (City Administrator George Jones) b. Appoint a Councilmember to fill the vacancy left by Al Burns resignation.
    (City Administrator George Jones)
c. Mayor Johnson recommendation for Mayor Pro-Tem which was vacated by the resignation of Al Burns. (Mayor Vern Jounson)
d. Recommendation from Council concerning amendment to the Zoning Ordinance; Proposed marine mixed use district. (City Administrator George Jones)
e. Recommendation from Council concerning 24 Tindel violation of the Clear Lake Shores Ordinance Sec 78-16 (junked vehicles) (Building Official Kevin Harrell)
f. Recommendation from Council concerning 914 Hawthorne violation of the Clear Lake Shores Ordinance Sec 78-16 (junked vehicles) (Building Official Kevin Harrell)
g. Propose and approve planting of 3-4 trees (natural/indigenous trees) on each of the three islands located in Jarboe Bayou across from the Clubhouse. (Councilman Bud Solmonsson)
h. Propose and approve the implemention and development of a pavilion/pergola/gazebo in city parks. (Councilman Bud Solmonsson)
i. Propose and approve installation of a Veteran's Memorial Site on the island.
(Councilman Bud Solmonsson)
j. Consider construction of a protective berm with a lighted area and bench in Jarboe Park. (City Administrator George Jones)
  1. a. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Texas Government Code, Section 551.074: Personnel matters; to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, ddiscipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee: City Administrator George Jones (Mayor Vern Johnson)
    b. Action from EXECUTIVE SESSION: Texas Government Code, Section 551.074: Personnel matters; to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee: City Administrator George Jones (Mayor Vern Johnson)
  2. ADJOURNMENT 

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