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C mpass Rose MARCH 2020

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS

JOIN US FOR THESE FAMILY FRIENDY EVENTS The week leading up to the 50th Anniversary Gala, there will be several family fun activities for all to celebrate this historic year! Kick off the festivities with a kickball tournament,

SAT beginning at 10:00am at David Braun Park. is $15 per person and will include a 3/28 Registration t-shirt and entry to the after party. Register to join The City of Nassau Bay is in its 50th Anniversary year and we invite you to join us as we celebrate this momentous occasion! On April 4, 2020, Nassau Bay will celebrate with a nautical-themed gala celebration – an evening of dinner, dancing, and 50 years of incomparable history – making this an event to remember. Begin the evening with live music and cocktails, while you browse displays of the history of Nassau Bay's 50 years. Elegant food stations will surround the venue tasty delectables for any palette. Get to know your fellow Nassau Bay residents while you mingle – eat, drink, and be merry throughout the evening. Put on your dance shoes to end the evening. The party will conclude with a stunning fireworks display to commemorate the night! This is a first-class affair to celebrate 50 years – Attire is Nautical Chic or Semiformal. Each purchased ticket comes with a Chef-inspired ThreeCourse Dinner, cocktails, a commemorative glass, and 50th Anniversary Pin. There are various levels of table sponsorship, as well as individual tickets for purchase.

in on the fun at www.nassaubay.com/50thKickball. Come out to a neighborhood park to picnic with

SUN your family and neighbors! Visit any local park convenient to your family for lunch. David Braun 3/29 Park will have music and a giveaway for the first 50 participants! See you at the park!

Share a meal Monday! To celebrate our 50 years as a community, we are encouraging all residents to MON get out and enjoy a meal with friends. Share a 3/30 meal, enjoy each other's company, and patronize one of the city's restaurants. Check out the City website for available discounts. It's trivia Tuesday! Join us for a fun scavenger hunt

TUES around the City, and learn fun facts about our first years. The hunt will start at City Hall at 6:00pm. 3/31 50 The first 50 to participate will receive Nassau Bay swag, so don't be late!

Join us at David Braun Park from 6:00pm to 7:00pm for “Walking Wednesday”! Meet at the pavilion and WED set out on one of the designated walking paths 4/01 around our park to get to know new neighbors, see beautiful Nassau Bay and learn new facts about your city. Dogs, strollers & kids on bikes are welcome! At 6:30pm, we will have a short ceremony to seal a THURS time capsule to be opened in 50 years. If you would like to have something small placed in the capsule, 4/02 please drop it by City Hall. All items must be collected by 12:00pm on April 2nd .

Check out more information about all of these events at www.nassaubay.com/50thAnniversary.

FRI S'mores and Stargazing! Join us at the peninusula from 7:00pm to 9:00pm to learn about the night 4/03 sky and the stars it holds, while enjoying a s'more.


COMMUNITY CALENDAR March 2020 Coffee with the City Manager.......................... Mar 6, 9am Joint City Council / Planning Commission.... Mar 9, 6pm City Council Meeting ......................................... Mar 9, 7pm Coffee with the City Manager......................... Mar 13, 9am Parks & Recreation Meeting .......................... Mar 18, 6pm Coffee with the City Manager........................ Mar 20, 9am Coffee with the City Manager........................ Mar 27, 9am Beautification Day............................................. Mar 28, 8am 50th Anniversary Kickball Tournament...... Mar 28, 10am

April 2020

Coffee with the City Manager........................... Apr 3, 9am 50th Anniversary Gala................................... Apr 4, 6:30pm Easter in the Park.................................................. Apr 5, 2pm Coffee with the City Manager......................... Apr 10, 9am City Council Meeting ........................................ Apr 13, 7pm Parks & Recreation Meeting ........................... Apr 15, 6pm Coffee with the City Manager......................... Apr 17, 9am First Day of Early Voting................................... Apr 20, 7am Coffee with the City Manager......................... Apr 24, 9am

SAFE CYCLING TIPS FROM THE NBPD

As the weather prepares to start warming up, it is becoming bicycle season. There are many bicyclists riding through the City all year round. We want to remind everyone, bicyclists and motorists, about the rules for riding bikes and for drivers when bikes are around. Bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers. As a bicyclist, you must obey all traffic laws, including the following: • Stop at red lights and stop signs. • Pay attention to lane markers. • Ride near the curb, traveling in the same direction as traffic. • Use a light on the front and a red reflector or red light on the back of your bike while riding at night. Tips for Bicyclists • Wear a properly fitted helmet to reduce the chances of head injury and death. • Always check brakes and tires before riding. • Make it easier for drivers to see you by wearing light colors or reflective clothing. • Do not wear earphones while riding. Tips for Drivers • Be on the lookout for cyclists on the roads, especially at intersections. • If you're passing a bicyclist, move to another lane if possible and give them plenty of room. • Watch for riders who may need to maneuver around obstructions, such as parked cars or road construction. For more information on bicycle facts and safety, please visit www.nhtsa.gov.

NASSAU BAY GARDEN CLUB

Fashion to a Tea: Only five weeks left to buy a ticket! .... and only four weeks left to get an advertisement and / or donation into the program. Of course we're talking about the Nassau Bay Garden Club’s Fashion to a Tea 2020 Fundraiser / Style Show / Luncheon & Auction at the Lakewood Yacht Club on Friday, April 17th at 11:00am. Classy local runway models will display stylish comfortable spring and summer fashions from ‘Tina’s on the Strand’ in Galveston. Check out the Garden Club on Facebook at @Nassau Bay Garden Club or contact Rhonda Davis davisrl@yahoo.com or Royce Walker rwalkeus@yahoo.com for more information. March Garden Club Meeting: On Tuesday, March 10th, the Garden Club will meet at 9:30am in the City Hall Council Chambers. The program begins at 10:00am, with speaker to be announced. The business meeting starts at 11:00am. Dunk Ranch Visit: On Monday, March 23rd, members will gather at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church at 9:00am and ride the bus to the Dunk Ranch in Manvel. Members will eat lunch at the Big Horn BBQ in Manvel. On the way home , the Garden Club will stop at Froberg’s Farm in Alvin. Cost is $4.00 per person and the trip will return to the church by 4:00pm. Anyone/everyone is welcome! However, to ride the county bus one must be over 55. Others will carpool. Beautification Day: Saturday, March 28th is the City's Beautification Day in Nassau Bay. Members will help out as usual with table sign-ups, kolaches, doughnuts, coffee, juice, delivering water to workers, weeding and planting, and more. Remember to prune and compost your rose bushes this month. Hope to see you everywhere!

SAVE THE DATE FOR EASTER IN THE PARK!

Save the date! Join us on Sunday, April 5th at 2:00pm for the annual Nassau Bay Easter Egg Hunt. The egg hunt starts at 2pm sharp in David Braun Park at Lake Nassau so be sure to get there early to allow time for parking, photo board selfies, and pictures with the Easter Bunny!

FREE PROPERTY TAX WORKSHOP

The Office of Ann Harris Bennett, Tax AssessorCollector & Voter Registrar, will host their 2020 Property Tax Workshop on March 26th at 6:00pm at the Bay Area Community Center (located at 5002 E. NASA Pkwy, Seabrook, TX 77586). At this workshop participants will learn: • how to protest their property values • how exemptions save money • how property values are calculated • how to pay their property taxes This workshop is free and all are encouraged to attend!

Nassau Bay City Hall | 1800 Space Park Drive, Suite 200 | Nassau Bay, TX 77058 | 281.333.4211

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BY THE NUMBERS Statistics for January 2019

POLICE

Total Service Calls............................ 292 Total Reports Taken........................... 34 Total Patrol Miles......................... 5,425 Crimes Against Persons...................... 3 Property Crimes...................................14 Arrests................................................... 10 PD Code Enforcement........................ 0 Avg Response Times (minutes)..... 3.51

FIRE DEPARTMENT

Total Calls............................................. 37 Fires......................................................... 0 Rescues................................................... 2 Motor Vehicle Accident...................... 3 Hazardous Conditions..........................4 Fire Alarm ............................................. 8 EMS Assist............................................. 9 Cancelled in Route/Other................. 11

EMS

Total Calls............................................. 75 Total Patients in Nassau Bay........... 43

WELCOME OFFICER HENDERSON

Officer Perry Henderson was sworn in with the NBPD on Monday, February 3rd. Perry comes to the NBPD with more than two and a half years of experience, and most recently worked with the Pasadena Police Department and Pasadena Fire Marshal's Office. He started his law enforcement career with the Dickinson Police Department. He currently holds a Crime Prevention Certification, as well as fire / arson investigation training, and hazardous material investigation certification. Before beginning his second career in law enforcement, Perry earned a Culinary Degree from the Art Institute of Houston and has worked in management positions with the Astros, Rockets, The House of Blues, and Landry’s Inc. He and his wife Tracy have been married for 33 years and have two adult sons.

MAY 2, 2020 CITY ELECTION INFORMATION BALLOT INFORMATION

On Saturday, May 2nd, Nassau Bay residents will be asked to vote for the positions of Mayor, Council Position 2, 4 and 6. The following individuals have completed an application for the May ballot (listed in alphabetical order): • Jonathan Amdur, Mayor • Phil Johnson, Council Position 2 • Ashley Graves, Mayor • Bryce Klug, Council Position 4 • Don Hollowell, Mayor • Matt Prior, Council Position 6 • Bob Warters, Mayor Individual candidate biographies can be found online on the City's website at www.nassaubay.com/election (for those candidates who submitted one). Residents will also be asked to vote on twenty-two (22) propositions amending the City Charter. The full list of propositions can be found on the City's Election website at www.nassaubay.com/Election/Propositions.

REGISTER TO VOTE & VOTING BY MAIL

The last day to register to vote is April 2nd. Voter registration cards are available at the Harris County Clerk's Office. The last day to apply for a ballot by mail is April 20th. Eligible voters are able to submit an application for a single election ballot as early as January 1st.

EARLY VOTING DATES

Early Voting will be held in the City Hall Council Chamber (1800 Space Park Drive, Suite 200) from April 20th to April 28th. Voters can stop by from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday, April 20th through Friday, April 24th. On Monday, April 27th and Tuesday, April 28th, voters can cast their ballots from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Early Voting Schedule: Monday April 20 8:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday April 21 8:00am to 5:00pm Wednesday April 22 8:00am to 5:00pm Thursday April 23 8:00am to 5:00pm Friday April 24 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday April 27 7:00am to 7:00pm Tuesday April 28 7:00am to 7:00pm

ELECTION DAY

Election Day is Saturday, May 2nd. Voting will be held in the City Hall Council Chamber from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Unofficial tabulation of results will be publicized as soon as possible after 7:00pm on May 2nd. Make sure you bring one of these accepted forms of identification: • Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS • Texas Handgun License issued by DPS • United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph • United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph • United States Passport (book or card) If a voter does not possess and cannot reasonably obtain a photo ID, they may still cast a regular ballot by presenting a supporting form of ID and executing a Reasonable Impediment Declaration, noting the voter’s reasonable impediment to obtaining an acceptable form of photo identification. Just an FYI: When you go vote, you can bring a marked sample ballot or a Voters Guide into the voting booth with you.

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PALM TREE INPUT: The City wants to thank all those who took the time to complete the recent palm tree survey. We appreciate your valuable input! The final results will be made available on the City's website soon. Additionally, the survey results will be presented at the March 9, 2020 City Council meeting for further discussion.

NASSAU BAY ANIMAL SHELTER

ST. THOMAS SPRING OUT IN THE PARK

Join St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal School as they head outdoors to celebrate Spring in the Park. The inclusive and dynamic community of families and neighbors in Nassau Bay, League City, and the surrounding Clear Lake area will meet at St. Thomas and Howard L. Ward Park on Saturday, April 4th, from 11:00am to 4:00pm to play, celebrate, and connect. General entrance is free, and participants can enjoy food and drinks, live music, and peruse the Vendor Village featuring wares from local shops, businesses, and organizations. Macaroni Kids League City – Clear Lake and Elite Care 24hr Emergency are sponsoring a free Easter Egg hunt throughout the day, with different times for kids by age group, and an opportunity to have your child’s photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Another exciting feature of this festival is the first annual Pollinator Drone Race, where quadcopter drone pilots from all over Houston will compete on a time-trial drone obstacle course! With the support of H-sQUADron (a local chapter of the MultiGP Drone Racing), proceeds from the race will support the expansion of St. Thomas’ new Prairie Pollinator Pathway garden, which features native Texas plants to provide food, shelter and other resources to critical pollinator species such as butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Kids Zone wristbands are only $5 to pre-order ($10 at the gate), and will give children access to unlimited fun on the Little Gym obstacle course, bounce house, glitter tattoos, or the chance to practice some engineering at the Play-Well TEKnologies interactive Lego station. The goal of St. Thomas' Spring Out in the Park festival is to bring families and neighbors together to celebrate the spirit of community during a time of renewal and transformation. Grab your family and friends and go Spring Out with St. Thomas! Visit stesnb.org/spring-out for more info. To sponsor a festival feature or Vendor Village booth, contact St. Thomas spring-out@stesnb.org.

CITY OFFICIALS

Mayor Mark A. Denman 281.333.9633 | mayor@nassaubay.com Mayor Pro Tem Don Matter, Position 1 832.260.4626 | don.matter@nassaubay.com Councilmember Ashley Graves, Position 2 281.330.5413 | ashley.graves@nassaubay.com Councilmember John Mahon, Position 3 713.702.1185 | john.mahon@nassaubay.com Councilmember Bryce Klug, Position 4 832.474.5461 | bryce.klug@nassaubay.com Councilmember Bob Warters, Position 5 281.333.4750 | bob.warters@nassaubay.com Councilmember Matt Prior, Position 6 214.325.0520 | matt.prior@nassaubay.com

Juno is a sweet male cat waiting for the purr-fect home. Help find loving forever homes for Juno and all of the dogs and cats at the shelter. Please call the Nassau Bay Animal Shelter at 281.333.2944 and schedule a time to meet one of our dogs or cats ready for adoption. www.nassaubay.com/animalshelter Hours: Mon-Thurs 7:30am-5:30pm, Fri 7:30am-11:30am

Find us on Facebook @NassauBayAnimalPound

COUNCIL MEETING RECAP

FEBRUARY 10, 2020 - REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING Heard a presentation by Erma’s Nutrition Store and the City's impact on their economic development. Approved the second and final reading of an ordinance calling the May 2, 2020 City General Election for the purpose of electing a Mayor Presented a Certificate of Appreciation and three Councilmembers, to St. Thomas Episcopal School for Positions 2, 4 & 6 and for leading the Pledges. the purpose of presenting 22 propositions to the voters pertaining to various amendments to the City Charter (as noted in full in the ordinance); said election to be held jointly with Clear Creek ISD. Approved a resolution in Introduced New Nassau Bay Police support of the Galveston Bay Officer Perry Henderson. Estuary Program’s The Galveston Bay Plan, 2nd Edition, The Comprehensive Conservation & Management Plan for the Galveston Bay Ecosystem. Approved the first of two readings an ordinance of the City Council of the City of Nassau Bay, Texas, for the purpose of preventing Presented a Check for $1,000 to the Bay vessels (amended to include Area Houston Ballet & Theatre. floating docks) in neglected or deteriorating condition from reaching a likely and foreseeable state of disrepair within the territorial limits of the City; providing for a penalty and for severability; and providing for codification. Join us for next month's Council Meeting: Monday, March 9, 2020 @ 7:00pm, City Hall Council Chamber

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