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Looking for a summer job? The City of Jamaica Beach is hiring Pool Attendants and/or Certified Lifeguards for the 2018 Season. Must be 15+, flexible and dependable. Weekends and Holidays required. The city is also seeking a Certified Swim Safety Instructor to do classes once or twice a week. Click here to download an application. For more details or to apply, please contact Lupe Rushing, City Secretary at (409) 737-1142 or E-mail: lrushing@ci.jamaicabeach.tx.us.

 

22nd Annual Memorial Day Fundraiser Event: The Village of Jamaica Beach Parks & Recreation Board will be hosting their 22nd Annual Memorial Day Fundraiser Event on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the City Park between 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM. There will be food, music, raffles, auctions and fun activities for the kids. This family-friendly event is the Park Board's #1 fundraiser; all proceeds will be used for improvements to the city park. The Park Board is seeking volunteers and raffle donations. To sign-up to volunteer or schedule a raffle donation pick-up, please click on the Park Board link to contact any PB member. Raffle donations may also be dropped off at City Hall during office hours. For more event information click on the flyer or to make a tax-deductible donation click donation letter

 

Notice to Bidders: The City of Jamaica Beach, TX is accepting proposals for Emergency Debris Removal Services and Disaster Technical Services associated with the Disaster Recovery process following a natural or manmade disaster. There is no immediate cost to the city as this is a pre-event solicitation. All bids must be sealed and marked “Disaster Recovery Services” and received by the City Administrator at City Hall, 16628 San Luis Pass, 5264 Jamaica Beach, Jamaica Beach, TX 77554 by 11:00 a.m. on May 10, 2018, at which time they will be publicly opened and acknowledged in the Council Chambers.  City Council will consider the bids at a Council Meeting held on May 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. and reserve the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any and all formalities as deemed to be in the best interest of the City of Jamaica Beach. All inquiries, including obtaining a copy of the Request for Proposal #2018-1, should be directed to the City Administrator at the address above or calling 409-737-1142.

 

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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