Roads & Drainage Committee


The mission of the Clear Lake Shores Roads and Drainage Committee is to ensure the maintenance and repair the city's roadways, roadside drainage ditches, and roadside right of ways to provide a safe and reliable transportation network and a stormwater system that minimizes flooding and protects the environment.


The duties of the Roads and Drainage Committee are to:

  • Keep informed of the condition of the city streets and drainage systems and recommend needed repairs or maintenance to the city administrator.
  • Prioritize the streets and drainage facilities in need of repair, renovation, or replacement and direct records of such work to the City archives.
  • Provide committee feedback, through the committee designated point of contact, to the city's engineer, during the execution of street and drainage improvements and projects.
  • Review bids along with the city administrator that are received for said improvements.
  • Make recommendations to the city administrator and the city council for the award of bids to the lowest and best bidder.
  • Interface, as necessary, with other city entities such as the city building inspector, the economic development corporation, the planning and zoning commission, etc.
  • Evaluate the performance of the city's engineering contractor yearly and make recommendations to the city administrator.

Meeting Requirements

The committee shall consist of five members with technical or business experience and appointed by the city council for staggered two-year terms. The city administrator will be a standard, non-voting participant. A city council member will be appointed as a liaison and will also be a standard, non-voting participant.

The committee shall meet as needed but no less than once per year, and will issue meeting minutes, sent to the city administrator and the city secretary, to be posted on the city website.

The regular meetings are conducted in compliance with the Texas Ethics Training and as prescribed by Clear Lake Shores ordinances. At regular meetings, an agenda is prepared, and meeting minutes are taken and sent to the city administrator and the city secretary and posted on the city website.

Because of the nature of duties delegated, the Planning and Zoning Committee, Zoning Board of Adjustments and Building Code Board of Appeals shall comply with the Open Meetings Act.