This Saturday is the 50th annual Clear Lake Christmas Boat Lane Parade. It starts about 6:30 down at South Shore Harbor and winds its way past the judges station at Jimmie Walkers. I heard a very long time ago that ours is the oldest and largest parade of its kind in the country. That plus the fact that WE are The Yachting Capitol of Texas is something to hang your hat on. Where ever you are going get there early and enjoy the show. The weather looks like it’s going to cooperate giving us a sunny Saturday with a low in the low 50’s. I’ll take that. If you are entering the parade drop us a comment with the entry number so we can give you a shout out when you go by. I’ll be on the H&H corporate pier by the Flounder pond.
City Council meets tonight. I think you need to be there. Remember “Oh, We’re gonna have some ordinances!” Has anyone given any consideration to running for City Council in 148 days? I’m not talking about selecting someone else, I’m talking about do you think you have the onions to step up and help this city get back on track. We have suffered a two plus year diversion that has been rather unpleasant at times. If so, right now is the time to get started. if you think you have what it takes right now is the time to start talking to your neighbors and find out what they want. Let them know what you want and ask them what they expect. Time to establish a consensus. What a concept huh? If anything has come out of the last two years it should fall squarely under the category of everything not to do. If you have a preset agenda best pitch it out there first to see what reaction you are sure to generate. To “put an end to Paul Shelly’s shenanigan” may not get you the support you think. But then again you pull off a string of bullshit like the current council has and just look at all the money you’ll save on Christmas cards. On the flip side you piss off enough of your neighbors and they’ll come after your ass with flaming sticks and dogs demanding you abide by the same laws they have to and demand you clean up your shit hole before it devalues the whole neighborhood. How’s that working out for you councilman? More than a few of you have been notified by the city that you cannot store a trailer on a vacant lot and were made to make other arrangements. Our Councilman had three trailers on his place as of yesterday. I understand there is a new letter addressing that issue that was started by some neighbors on Tindel. I’m sure it will be at the meeting tonight if anyone would care to stop by and sign it. Find me I’ll point you in the right direction. I’ll be the one with the Red Solo cup.
Vern Johnson, Mayor AGENDA Al Burns
Richard Sowrey CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES Jackie Fuller
Tami Perkins CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING Arline Laughter
December 6, 2011, 6:30 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. PUBLIC HEARING, 6:30 p.m – to hear and receive comment on the following:
Submission of applications to the Texas General Land Office (GLO) for Community
development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Fund: Hurricane Ike, Round 2.2.
2. WORKSHOP – revision of ordinances in Chapter 2, Article III, Division 2, Section 2-28
and Section 2-67 dealing with an inconsistency in access to the City Attorney
3. CALL TO ORDER & PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
4. CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT, CORRESPONDENCE
5. COMMITTEE REPORTS: Economic Development Corporation, Waterfront Compliance
Committee, Planning/Zoning Committee, Roads and Drainage Committee, Park Committee,
Pool Committee, Council
6. UNSCHEDULED VISITORS§
7. CONSENT AGENDA:
a. Check Register from November 10, 2011 to November 30, 2011
b. Cash Balance Summary as of November 30, 2011
c. 2012 City Hall & Police Department Holidays
d. Investment Report for quarter ending September 30, 2011
8. NEW BUSINESS - Discussion and possible action may be taken on the following items:
a. Resolution 2011-09: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CLEAR
LAKE SHORES, TEXAS AUTHORIZING THE SUBMISSION OF A COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATION TO THE TEXAS GENERAL LAND
OFFICE FOR THE DISASTER RECOVERY FUND, HURRICANE IKE, ROUND 2.2; AND
AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ACT AS THE CITY'S EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE IN ALL MATTERS PERTAINING TO THE CITY'S
PARTICIPATION IN THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.
b. Approval of Pay Estimate #4 to DW Contractors in the amount of $129,718.70
c. Approval of Pay Estimate #5 to DW Contractors in the amount of $166,778.20
d. Revision of ordinances in Chapter 2, Article III, Division 2, Section 2-28 and Section 2-
67 dealing with an inconsistency in access to the City Attorney (Councilman Sowrey)
9. MAYOR’S COMMENTS
“Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you recognize a mistake when you make it again”. -- F. P. Jones