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Remembering Jim Guidry Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
Galveston County
Clear Lake Shores City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted 2-3, with Tami Perkins and Jackie Fuller voting in favor of approval, and Richard Sowrey, Al Burns and Arline Laughter opposed, regarding a motion to add $12,000 to the city’s budget to fund an audit of the city’s credit card charges.  Therefore, the motion failed.

The city council postponed action regarding a credit card purchasing policy.

The city council tabled action on a budget amendment to amend the budget due to “unforeseen situations”.

The city council voted unanimously to schedule a workshop in the near future, though no specific  date was given, to discuss extended planning for the police department.

The city council voted 3-1-1, with Burns opposed and Fuller recused from voting, to approve filing suit in county court against Fuller for violations of Municipal Code Sections 42-51 and 82-53.  However, filing will not take place for 60 days, in order to provide an opportunity for Fuller to come into compliance with the code.

Section 42-51 of the city’s municipal code is in requires that nuisances such as weeds, brush, refuse, rubbish or other “objectionable, unsightly, or unsanitary matter of whatever nature shall exist on any lot or tract of land” shall be removed.

Section 82-53, which is under the city’s Zoning Ordinance, designates allowed uses of buildings on the premises of an R-1 residential zoning district.

The city council postponed action regarding the filing of a suit against Tim Johnson for violations of 42-51 under the Municipal Code.  The city’s building official is to meet with Johnson to discuss the issue.

The city council took no action regarding approval of the minutes of the January 17 and February 7 city council meetings.

The city council voted unanimously to nominate Beverly Gammons, Michelle Pajak and Paige Wright to the Park Committee.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote.  All members were present.  Agenda


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