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Waterfront Compliance Committee

The Waterfront Compliance Committee is a standing committee, tasked with assuring that the waterfront leases (grounds, bulkheads, piers, dock and other structures in the adjacent water) are maintained in good condition and in compliance with the Waterfront Leases, meetings are held as-needed. 

Current Members:
Doug Roberts  (Chairman pro tem)
Don Milbauer
Ed Waters
Brad Saltaformagio

Open Position:
Kurt Otten- Council Liaison

2018 Accomplishments
• Hurricane Harvey heavily damaged a lot of the piers. Most of them have been repaired with only a few still remaining
Issues and Recommendations    

• One of the largest violations is maintaining the lease numbers. The committee recommends that the City of Clear Lake Shores procure a complete set of tags for all of the lessees and then have them installed by the WFCC or the City. 

• At the July 18, 2017 Council Meeting the WFCC reported that the Common Pier is unsafe and has deteriorated beyond  repair and is in need of complete replacement. The WFCC recommendation was that the Lessees of the Common Pier  (Leases A-001A through A-008), as a group, create a RFQ to rebuild the Common Pier with a 6 month completion date and release for cost proposals. This group was to select and award a contract within 6 months (Due date: January 18, 2018) Whereas each lessee shall be responsible for their portion of the cost (i.e. cost divided by the number of lessees). Any lessee not wanting to participate or full payment is past due for one year would forfeit their lease to the City. The City will then auction off the lease with the requirement that the minimum bid price would include the cost to rebuild that portion of the lease. The WFCC has been notified by Jim Adams that a contract was made with Marine Inc. to perform the replacement of the old pier and will begin work April 23, 2018. The WFCC would like to thank all the common pier lessees on making this possible 

About Leases 

Residents of the island are eligible to lease waterfront property from the city and make certain improvements on them.   At this time, all waterfront property is leased.  Leases run for a ten year period and were all due for renewal in 2013.  A current list of leases may be obtained from City Hall.  Leases may be transferred along with a home when it is sold or to another resident.  Any lessee who ceases to become a resident will forfeit that lease back to the city.  The city will auction leases that have been forfeited due to non-residency, non-payment, or neglect as needed.  The lease agreement specifically states the responsibility of the lessee.  Those responsibilities include maintaining the bulkhead and any improvements such as pilings and piers and keeping the land area clear of trash, weeds, and clutter, including water toys and small boats.

The annual lease fee is $4.42 per linear ft.  Leases may be transferred between residents for $300.00.  The transfer of a lease requires a 30 day waiting period wherein it's posted at City Hall.


Contractors registered with the city to do bulkhead/pier construction:

Bulkhead & Pier:                        281-381-1009     (Ed Berry)
Lozano Bulkhead & Piers:        281-773-6434     (Troy Faircloth)
Marine Inc.:                                281334-1655      (James Flanagan)
RS Kennemore:                         713-302-1703     (Steve Kennemore)