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Short Term Rental Advisory Committee Meeting: The City of Jmaiaca Beach Short Term Rental Advisory Committee will be conducting a meeting on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6:00PM. (Agenda)

 

Proposed Budgets for FY 2019-2020: Click here to view a copy of the City of Jamaica Beach Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Proposed Budgets filed with the City Secretary on August 15, 2019. This budget will raise the same amount of revenue from property taxes as last year's budget. The property tax revenue to be raise from new property added to the tax roll this year is $3,195. A Public Hearing on the Proposed Budgets will be held on September 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM at City Hall in the Council Chambers. Any person may attend and participate in the Public Hearing (Public Hearing Notice) (Proposed Tax Rate Notice).

 

Proposed Property Tax Rate: $0.193253 per $100 of value

Preceding Year's Tax Rate: $0.197135 per $100 of value

Proposed Effective Tax Rate: $0.193253 per $100 of value

Proposed Rollback Tax Rate: $0.208713 per $100 of value

 

Notice to Bidders: The City of Jamaica Beach is accepting bids for Professional Engineering Services. Sealed bids must be received by 2:00 PM on September 18, 2019. (RFQ 2019-3: Professional Engineering Services)

 

Notice to Bidders: The City of Jamaica Beach is accepting bids for Operation & Management of Municipal Water and Wastewater System and Water Treatment Plant. Sealed bids must be received by 2:00 PM on September 18, 2019. (RFQ 2019-4: Operation & Management of Municipal Water and Wastewater System and Water Treatment Plant) (RFQ 2019-4: Addendum 1)

 

Notice to Bidders: The City of Jamaica Beach is accepting bids for the 2019 Waterline Improvement Project. Sealed bids must be received by 2:00 PM on September 12, 2019. (Bid Notice 2019-5: 2019 Waterline Improvement Project)

 

Coastal Texas Study Update Information: Coastal Study Misconceptions as of August 30, 2019: Nothing But the Facts Sheet. Galveston Ring Barrier Update as of August 15, 2019: USACE Study Update Presentation and Coastal Texas Study Fact Sheet.

Coastal Texas Study Update as of August 7, 2019: Coastal Study Update Summer 2019 and Coastal Texas Study Community Work Group Fact Sheet. Questions regarding the provided information may be sent to the Coastal Texas Study Team Contacts:

US Army Corps of Engineers, Kelly Burks-Copes, Kelly.A.Burks-Copes@usace.army.mil

Texas General Land Office, Tony Williams, Tony.Williams@glo.texas.gov

 

Water Aerobics: The City of Jamaica Beach will be offering Water Aerobic Classes at the pool for $10.00 per class or $5.00 per class if you have a water aerobics pass (an 8 class water aerobic pass may be purchased from the W.A. Instructor for $50.00). Reminder: pool season passes cannot be used for water aerobic classes. To be fair to all participants, water aerobic classes will not be conducted during pool operating hours. Water Aerobic classes will be offered 3 times a week: Wednesday (afternoon), Saturday and Sunday (morning). Below is the Tentative Water Aerobic Schedule:

Saturday & Sunday, September 2019: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Wednesday, September 2019: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

Private Pool Party Rentals: During the month of September, the City of Jamaica Beach will be offering private pool party rentals. Please click on the rental agreement for fees and rules.(Private Pool Party Rental Agreement)

 

Flood Insurance Discount: Great News – FEMA has recognized the floodplain management activities implemented by our community, which qualifies for a 5% discount in the premium cost of flood insurance for NFIP policies issued on or after October 1, 2018. This savings is a tangible result of the flood mitigation activities our community implemented to protect lives and reduce property damage.

 

FY 2018-2019 Budget: The City of Jamaica Beach Council adopted the FY 2018-2019 Budgets during the Regular Called Meeting on Monday, September 17, 2018. To view a copy of budgets click on the following: General Fund Budget or Municipal Services Budget.

 

2018 Tax Year Property Tax Rate: A tax rate of $0.197135 per $100 of property valuation was adopted by the City of Jamaica Beach Council on Monday, September 17, 2018.

     Proposed Tax Rate $0.197135 per $100

     Preceding Year's Tax Rate $0.193754 per $100

     Effective Tax Rate $0.197135 per $100

The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for the City of Jamaica Beach from the same properties in both the 2017 tax year and the 2018 tax year. Click here to view a copy of the Tax Rate Ordinance levying Ad Valorem Taxes for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018.

 

Go Green - Paperless Billing: Water Customers can now sign-up for Paperless Billing! Please visit the City of Jamaica Beach Online Services link to register.

 

Official Facebook Page: The City of Jamaica Beach has created an Official Facebook Page for posting announcements of City Council meetings, events, committee and/or board notices; matters appearing on the Council Agendas; specific factual information concerning the city and/or policies; and city department notifications. Important Notice regarding the City's Facebook Page: The City of Jamaica Beach is not responsible for the content nor endorses any site which has a link from our FB page. All content, comments and replies posted are subject to the Freedom of Information Act and all Texas Open Records laws; the City of Jamaica Beach reserves the right to remove any messages or postings.  The City of Jamaica Beach reserves the right to restrict or remove any content that is deemed in violation of its policies or any applicable laws.  Social Networking content or comments containing any of the following will not be allowed for posting: comments or material not topically related to the site or article being commented upon; profane, vulgar, offensive language or obscene content; content that promotes, fosters or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation; personal attacks, insults or threatening or harassing language; political or religious advocacy or commentary. Comments cannot serve electoral campaign purposes. Political messages will not be published except for announcements of city elections or voter encouragement campaigns; support or opposition for any ballot issue or candidate for office; and promotion or advertisement of any businesses or commercial enterprises, unless they are providing support to city services.

Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) is imposed on the rental of a room or space costing $15.00 or more each day for State reporting and $2.00 or more each day for Local reporting. Any person leasing their house(s), or room in their house, as a Short Term Rental must collect the tax from their customers in the same way a hotel or motel collects the tax from their guests. The HOT rate in Jamaica Beach is 15% (6% to State and 9% to Local) of the cost of the room.  Please visit the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts website for more information and/or State reporting. Download the city's Hotel Occupancy Tax Form for Local reporting and remitting. Please file reports, even if no tax was collected, by due date to avoid State and Local penalties.

For Sale: The City of Jamaica Beach has "New" JB Flags, T-Shirts & 40th Anniversary Koozie for sale benefitting the Jamaica Beach City Park!! Golf Cart Flags: 1-$20, 2-$35 or 3-$45; Flags: $35; T-shirts: $15 each or 2-$25; Koozies: 1-$3, 2-$5 or 5-$10; 40th Anniversary Koozies: $1 each!!  Items for sale at City Hall, City Park Events, or City Pool (during operating Season). 

 

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