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, October 23, 2012

6 Days Left

To place your order for your commemorative T-Shirts! I will have them ready for pick up at the Club House on Friday the 9th. You can pay with a check or cash. If you write a check make it payable to the City.

Bring the kids in their costumes to the Club House at 1:00 pm on Saturday!  There will be lots of fun and games.
Be sure to bring your camera.
Please tell your neighbors who have children but might not yet be on our email list.  All are welcome.

Looks like our first weather changer is on its way. I’m ready. I just talked to a friend in Utah where the front is now. They are prepping for a freeze. I think I’ll prep for a cool breeze.

50th update
Jarboe Park
Jumpy House for the kids
All sorts of special fun stuff from the City
BBQ will be served beginning at 11:00 until we run out or go home. If you can prove you are a citizen it’s free, if not it’s not. But it’s only $10.
The first band, The Clear Falls Jazz Band, starts at 11 and the last band, The StringBenders, a Zydeco band, ends at 5.
The Golf Cart Parade begins at Noon and ends as close to 1 as we can get, back at the Park for more food and music and fun. Remember this one is for the Texas record so invite your friends or anyone else who wants to be a part of this special event.

Saturday, October 27, 2012
8AM – 12 Noon
Gulf Greyhound Park 1000 FM 2004
(Use exit 15)
And if you miss that one…..
On Nov. 10, the Johnson Space Center Contractors Environmental Partnership
will host an electronic recycling and document shredding event from 8 a.m.
to 2 p.m. in the Space Center Houston parking lot. This event is open and
free to the public and allows anyone in the community to dispose of all
electronics in an environmentally friendly manner.  

There there’s this
When Saturday, November 24
Where The Club House
What BBQ!
Your Clear Lake Shores Police Department is cooking up BBQ and it’s all for you! They are having a fundraiser at the Club House from 11AM til 3PM. All funds are going toward the new Bike Patrol. Come Hungry and bring a friend. See you there.

Ready for some great news? Here ya go……..
City of Clear Lake Shores 1006 South Shore Drive Clear Lake Shores, Texas 77565 Phone: 281-334-2799 Fax: 281-334-2866
October 15, 2012
October Sales Tax Revenues
The City of Clear Lake Shores has collected this month’s revenue from the State Comptroller’s Office. The total amount of revenue received was $129,213.48.
This month’s figure reflects a 4.19% increase or a $5,200.13 increase from October 2011 and a 5.68% or an $88,019.18 increase over the current budgeted revenue.
The year-to-date total sales tax revenue is up 1.6% or $23,971.95 increase from last year’s total at this time. Fiscal year-to-date actual sales revenue is $1,518,808.68.
Clear Lake Shores’ sales tax is broken up into three funds: General Fund (75%), Economic Development (12.5%) and Roads & Drainage Fund (12.5%). The October breakdown is as follows:
• General Fund - $96,900.11
• Roads & Drainage - $16,151.69
• Economic Development - $16,151.69

Sales tax revenue is generated by sales tax income from two months prior to collection; October collection is based on August sales.
Shop local and dine local to keep your dollars in the Clear Lake Shores’ economy. Spending money locally matters to Clear Lake Shores. It not only maintains and improves city services and facilities, but also encourages future business development and helps to fund our street maintenance.
Karen Mericle, TRMC, CMC
City Secretary

The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.
Thomas Paine


Anonymous said...

Maybe we can afford to keep Paul now

Anonymous said...

Imagine what the revenue will be once Chill and the new Sandbar opens. I can't imagine what it will be if the city can secure parts of Kemah that are in CLS' ETJ. It seems to be moving at a snail's pace, but there will be a Town Center one day with more retail tax revenue coming our way.

Yep, we will be better then before. Now if we can only keep bright, forward-thinking visionaries on Council, EDC and the PD.

Has anyone asked Arlene what it is like to work with a Council that wants to move forward and get things done versus hearing themselves talk (and say a lot of nothing - then they repeat it several times)?

Anonymous said...

Too bad the wrong date was in The Islander for the kids' Halloween Party. Believe it or not, some folks do not read the blog. I am so glad it is on the marquee.

Kudos to those organizing this event for the kids this year since no one stepped up last year.

I like how you posted the date and times for the Police BBQ. Sometimes those pesty details are not posted.

The city is celebrating its 50th on Saturday, Nov. 10th.

DaveC. said...

Movie Nite Friday at the Pavillion 7:30 PM Pop Corn and Soft Drinks Available! See Ya there!

Dave C.

DaveC. said...

Sorry forgot BeetleJuice is the movie!

Suzanne said...

So glad someone else is thinking about Paul, too. My heart aches a bit everytime I think of him leaving CLS. I'd like to see him move here so he could run for Mayor! Vern as the CA and Allan as the Pres. of Civic Club. Between these three leaders there is no telling what heights we would reach.

Is the City planning Paul's going away party? I don't think the residents would mind paying for their food for that event, but that is just me...

Anonymous said...

I think the bill for Paul's retirement party, after being loyal to CLS for over 20 yrs., should go to the 3 blind mice. They knew NOT WHAT THEY DID.

Are the new applicants for the CA position aware of the low salary prior to be interviewed?

Where will we ever find someone with Paul's experience being a former cop, then police chief? I think I heard the CA is back to being "over" the Chief of Police. Which is a good thing if the new person has a clue.

Please tell me Council has allocated funds for Paul to do consultations with the new CA. Even if it is a person that understands this community, such as Vern, I see him needing to consult with Paul from time to time. A few weeks on training won't do it.

Anonymous said...

Interviewing for the new CA will be one tough job. I agree no one can fill Paul's shoes, not only for what he has done that goes beyond any job description, but because he has demonstrated time and time again his dedication to the residents. He cares about CLS. At least he did up until the 3 idiots took the rug out from under him.

Certainly, Council has asked him to develop a cheat sheet of sorts of his reguarly duties, infrequents duties and critical contacts. He is the only one that truly knows what he does. Pick his brain while we still can. Since he was the first one to be in this role, I doubt if there is a CA manual to follow for the next man or woman to utilize.

Paul has done so much beyond hurricane prep and response, but he saved CLS after Ike. So I sure hope the next CA has that experience under their belt.

Roselyn said...

I still can't believe we are stupid enough to let him go. I guess all the fighting for the past year was wasted time.

If the current council thinks the 300 people that signed the petition just wanted the budget balanced, then you missed the bigger picture here.