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)
  • Steve Lee (New Member)
  • Don Milbauer
  • Ed Waters
    Brad Saltaformagio

Council Liaison

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.

Committee Purpose

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.

  • Committee meeting dates or days/time: When required. Typically two times annually.
  • Committee meeting minutes (if available): Not required.  

2018 Accomplishments

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

Issues & 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.

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 $7.10 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.

Auction 

4 Should be coming up

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

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