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, March 12, 2013

on Comets....

Comet Pan-STARRS, which has the official designation C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS), was discovered in June 2011 by astronomers using the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (or PANSTARRS) telescope in Hawaii. This photo was taken from your very own Lowell Brown Sundial Park! Thanks for the Awesome photo from neighbor Jeff!

Here’s a heads up from the office. This is VERY important stuff. I know more than a few of you are getting a little twitchy about that huge dead tree in your neighbors yard or in that vacant lot that is just waiting to take out a power line. Like the big deadass pine on Pine.


            Within the City of Clear Lake Shores, there are a number of dead or dying trees on private property that are in danger of falling and causing significant property damage.  In order to prevent such damage the City is requesting that all such trees be removed.  The Building Official, Jack Fryday, is currently inventorying the Island to identify all such dead or dying trees.  A letter will be sent to each property owner that is affected with a request to have such tree removed.

            The City ordinance that addresses this is section 66-178, paragraph (b) that reads as follows:

“Dead, diseased or infested trees prohibited.  It shall be unlawful for the owner of any lot or parcel of land within the city to permit or maintain on any such lot or parcel of land, any dead, diseased or infested tree as determined in accordance with the city’s policies and procedures; and it shall be the duty of the owner of such lot or parcel of land upon which is situated a dead, diseased or infested tree to abate such condition within ten days of receipt of written notice of the existence of the condition from the city.  Any dead, diseased or infested tree removed in compliance with written notice from the city as required by this subsection shall be exempt from the permitting requirements of this article.”

            If there are any dead trees on your property, please have these removed no later than the end of April.  Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

George Jones
City Administrator”
And there ya have it.

I promised more when I found out and here it is. Anyone up for a road trip?

Experience is simply the name we give our barbecue mistakes. – Oscar Wilde


Craig said...

We will be removing and trimming several trees over the next few weeks. If anyone need to get thrirs taken care of let me know

Bryan said...

I do. Please call me or come by.

Bryan H.