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, September 19, 2016


Yes it is. National Talk Like A Pirate Day. Shiver me timbers.

It's a slow day. I was on leave last year at this time so I went back to 2014 to see what we were talking about on this day. Seems it was mostly about the first ever Barktoberfest and all things associated with that awesome event. in 2013 there was a little chatter about the upcoming BBQ Cook-off as it was starting to take shape.
2012 was all about the Block Party with a slight rant from yours truly about tree work.
2011 we wrapped up the "Tribes of Clear Lake Shores novella. and threw in a little late election hoo ha. That was kinda fun.

Here's tomorrow nights agenda. See you there.

Vern Johnson, Mayor Bryan Hoerner
S. Bud Solmonsson

REGULAR MEETING September 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Al Burns, Mayor Pro Tem Amanda Fenwick Jan Bailey
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.
    Councilwoman Bailey Mayor Pro-Tem Burns Councilman Solmonsson Councilwoman Fenwick Councilman Hoerner Mayor Johnson
    Chief Cook
    Building Official Kevin Harrell

    Roads and Drainage
    Planning and Zoning
    Economic Development Corporation
    Waterfront Compliance
    Parks and Pool Committee
    Landscape and Beautification Advisory Committee

    Abby White - Waterfront Lease E-126
    Sandra Leahey - Waterfront Lease E-124C and E-125

    a. Check Register: Sept. 1, 2016 thru Sept. 14, 2016
    b. Minutes from Regular Meeting held September 6, 2016 c. Fee Schedule for Fiscal Year 2016/2017
    d. Quarterly Investment Report ending 06/30/2016

  10. COUNCIL BUSINESS - Discussion and possible action may be taken on the following items:
    a. Approve meeting date for the first Council meeting in October 2016. The regular meeting date falls on October 4, 2016 which is National Night Out.
    (Mayor Vern Johnson)
b. ORDINANCE NO. 2016-10: An ordinance adopting amendment No. 2 to the original
budget of the City of Clear Lake Shores, Texas for the fiscal year 2015-16, adjusting amounts in the total revenue and expenditure accounts of the General Fund and the Economic Development Corporation Fund; containing findings; providing for severability; and providing other details relating thereto. (Mayor Vern Johnson)
c. RESOLUTION 2016-11: A resolution adopting the Investment Policy of the City of Clear Lake Shores, Texas. (Mayor Vern Johnson)
  1. RESOLUTION 2016-12: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Clear Lake Shores, Texas, approving the terms and conditions of an Interlocal Agreement between the City of Clear Lake Shores, Texas, and the Bayou Animal Services Corporation, a non-profit local government corporation and created by the City of Dickinson; to provide its residents and businesses with full-time animal control and sheltering services in accordance with their public health and welfare responsibilities; authorizing execution of the Interlocal Agreement by the Mayor; and providing for an effective date. (Mayor Vern Johnson)
  2. Approve recommendation from the Parks and Pool Committee for Jarboe Park nature signage. (Councilwoman Fenwick)
  3. Review and approve recommendations submitted by the City Attorney pertaining to Section 18, Appendix A to the Clear Lake Shores Municipal Code (the Sign Ordinance) paragraphs D, E, F, and J.
  4. Determine and approve course of action on the Bridge and Boat/Pier Slips along Clear Lake Road in conjunction with waterfront leases. (Councilman Hoerner)
  5. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 Texas Government Code Sec. 551.072: a closed session to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property: 922 FM 2094, Clear Lake Shores, Texas 77565 and 131 East Shore Drive, Clear Lake Shores, Texas 77565
  6. Action from EXECUTIVE SESSION: Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 5
    551 Texas Government Code Sec. 551.072: take action, if any, on discussion item
    of closed session to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property: 922 FM 2094, Clear Lake Shores, Texas 77565 and 131 East Shore Drive, Clear Lake Shores, Texas 77565

I, Christy Stroup, City Secretary, certify that this Notice of Meeting was posted on the outside bulletin board at 931 Cedar Drive on or before Friday, September 16, 2016.
__________________________________ Christy Stroup
City Secretary

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1 comment:

Bryan said...

The Council Meeting is tomorrow night, not tonight.

Come on out. Admission is free and we usually have lots of available seating.