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Notice to Bidders: The City of Jamaica Beach, TX is seeking proposals from qualified contractors interested in providing Operation and Maintenance Services for the wastewater collection, treatment and disposal system located within the city limits. 

 

Sealed Proposals marked “Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation” must be received at City Hall, 16628 San Luis Pass, 5264 Jamaica Beach, Jamaica Beach, TX 77554 by 11AM on November 2, 2017, at which time they will be publicly opened in the Council Chambers by the City Administrator. Proposals received after the closing time will be returned unopened.

 

City Council will consider the proposals at a Council Meeting held on November 20, 2017 at 6PM and reserve the right to accept or reject any or all proposals and to waive any and all formalities as deemed to be in the best interest of the City of Jamaica Beach.

 

All inquiries, including a copy of the Request for Proposal, should be directed to the City Secretary at 409-737-1142.

 

Notice to Bidders: The City of Jamaica Beach, TX is requesting submission of Applications from qualified banking institutions for one, two and three year Depository Services. 

 

Sealed Bids marked “Depository Services” must be received at City Hall, 16628 San Luis Pass, 5264 Jamaica Beach, Jamaica Beach, TX 77554 by 11AM on November 20, 2017, at which time they will be publicly opened in the Council Chambers by the City Administrator. Bids received after the closing time will be returned unopened.

 

City Council will consider the selection of one or more depositories at a Council Meeting held on December 4, 2017 at 6PM in the Council Chambers and reserve the right to award or reject any or all bids and re-advertise as deemed to be in best interest of the City of Jamaica Beach.

All inquiries should be directed to the City Secretary at 409-737-1142.

 

Trunk or Treat: The City of Jamaica Beach "Trunk or Treat" will be held on Tuesday, October 31st from 6PM to 8PM at the City Park. Bring your little ones for a Trick or Treating good time!  Citizens wanting to give treats can do so by: bringing your decorated trunk or golf cart to the City Park; contact City Hall by October 30th to get on the Safe House list; or you may drop off your donated treats to City Hall. Parents: the Safe House list will be available at the event.  This Annual Halloween Event is hosted by the JB Park Board and fellow residents of Jamaica Beach!

 

Water and Sewer Rate Changes: The water supplied to the City of Jamaica Beach is purchased from the City of Galveston (COG). The COG increased their water rates in October 2015. On September 18, 2017, the City Council adopted Ordinance 2017-5 changing the water and sewer rates and tap fees for the City of Jamaica Beach.  Customers that use 0-2,000 gallons of water (the minimum) will only notice a $1.00 difference on their water bill. The following is a summary of the adopted rate changes: base water rate increased from $19.00 to $25.00; each additional 1,000 gallons of water consumption increased from $4.50 to $5.00; base sewer rate decreased from $39.35 to $34.95; maximum sewer rate based on 10,000 gallons of water consumption decreased from $55.60 to $50.60; water tap fee increased from $400 to $600; sewer tap/inspection fees decreased from $525 to $400.  All Ordinances can be read by clicking on the Ordinance tab on the left of this page.

 

Heavy Trash Pickup: The City of Jamaica Beach Fall Heavy Trash Pickup is scheduled for Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9AM-Noon.  Receptacles will be placed behind City Hall for disposal of heavy trash items and brush clippings. Ameriwaste representatives will be on site from 9AM-Noon, to assist you with unloading your items.  Receptacles will be removed at Noon. If you are unable to bring your heavy trash to City Hall, call (409) 737-1142 no later than noon on October 25, 2017 to register for curbside pickup. Please Note: Your items must be placed curbside before 8:30AM on Saturday, October 28, 2017. For more information and a list of items that will not be accepted, please click here to view the flyer.

 

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.

 

FY 2017-2018 Budgets: City Council approved the FY 2017-2018 Operating Budgets for the City of Jamaica Beach at the Council Meeting held on Monday, September 18, 2017.  City Council also approved the property tax rate of $0.193754 per $100 of value, which was the effective tax rate proposed by the Galveston County Tax Office and is a slight decrease from the preceding year's property tax rate of $0.198590 per $100 of value. Click on the following FY 2017-2018 Budget you would like to view: General Fund Municipal Services Fund

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, Hot & Cold Tumblers, & 40th Anniversary Koozie for sale benefitting the Jamaica Beach Park Board!! 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, Park Board Events, or City Pool (during operating Season). 

 

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