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Water Notice: The city does NOT have any city water outages. If you are without water, please check your shut off valve prior to calling the city.  Due to the numerous reports and noticeable water breaks, the city water contractor with the help from our Police Officers, have been turning the water off at the "home" shut off valve, only when the valve is not accessible then the water is being turned off at the meter.  It is a homeowners responsibility to contact a plumber for any repairs on their private property.  If a repair requires the water to be turned off at the meter, please contact City Hall to schedule a time for the city water contractor to turn the water meter off and back on (damaging a water meter is a city violation and can result in additional fees and fines).

 

City of Jamaica Beach General Election May 5, 2018: An election is hereby ordered to be held on May 5, 2018 for the purpose of voting in a General Election to elect 3 Alderman for 2 year terms. Applications for a place on the City of Jamaica Beach General Election may be filed with the City Secretary between January 17, 2018 to February 16, 2018. Please click on the following: Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on the Ballot, Order of Election, Application for a Place on the Ballot or click on our Election page for more information.

 

Winter Weather Advisory through midnight on Tuesday, January 16th with a mixture of sleet/freezing rain anticipated to reach the area around 6pm on Tuesday.  There is a Gale Warning in effect for the Island as well as a Small Craft Advisory for Galveston Bay through Wednesday morning. With sustained offshore winds, it’s possible to see tides as much as a foot lower than normal.

Get the latest weather updates from the Houston Galveston National Weather Service by visiting their website: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/hgx/.

 

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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