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Planning and Zoning Committee Meeting: The Planning and Zoning Committee will be conducting a meeting on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 10:00AM at City Hall. (Agenda)

 

Adopt a City Park Island: The City of Jamaica Beach is seeking volunteers interested in adopting one or more of the City Park Parking Lot islands to maintain. Please contact the City Administrator at (409) 737-1142 for more information.

 

Planning and Zoning Committee Vacancy: The City of Jamaica Beach is seeking residents interested in serving on the Planning & Zoning Commission. If you would like to be considered to serve on the Commission, please submit a Letter of Interest to the City Secretary by mail: City of Jamaica Beach, 5264 Jamaica Beach, Jamaica Beach, TX 77554 or e-mail: lrushing@ci.jamaicabeach.tx.us. Submittals must be received by 5:00 PM on August 14, 2019. (Planning & Zoning Vacancy Notice)

 

JB Swimming Pool Update: The City of Jamaica Beach swimming pool is open to the public (with the purchase of admission). The entry fee for residents and non-residents (ages 6+) is $5.00 per person for a daily pass or $60.00 per person for a season pass (season passes allow unlimited entry to the pool during the operating schedule only; pool season passes cannot be used towards water aerobic classes, swim lesson or private party rentals). (Season Pass Application) Everyone is expected to follow the Pool Rules; violators will be ask to leave without a refund.

Below is the Tentative Pool Operating Schedule: (Please note, this schedule is weather permitting and can change without notice; the pool is closed every Monday).

Tues-Sunday, June 1, 2019 - August 4, 2019: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Tues-Sunday, August 6, 2019 - September 2, 2019: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

 

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, June 2019 - September 2019: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Wednesday, June 2019 - July 2019: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

 

Two new offers this season at the City Pool:

Private Pool Party Rentals: During the operating season, the City of Jamaica Beach will be offering private pool party rentals on Monday afternoons only. After September 2nd, which is the last day of the season, private pool party rentals can be scheduled on any day of the week. Please click on the rental agreement for fees and rules.(Private Pool Party Rental Agreement)

 

Vacation Rental Season Passes: The City of Jamaica Beach will be offering pool season passes to city registered vacation rental properties. The fee is $300 per vacation rental season pass. The VR season pass will allow pool entry of up to 4 "Eligible Guests" per day (same 4 people per day; non-transferable the day it is used); pass cannot be used by property owners; and will only be sold at City Hall during office hours. Please click on the vacation rental application for more terms and rules. (VR Season Pass Application)

 

Jamaica Beach Memorial Walkway: Don't miss your chance to be a part of Jamaica Beach. The deadline to purchase a Memorial Brick for the walkway at the City Park has been extended to July 31, 2019. Click here to download an order form and return it along with payment to City Hall (further instructions on form).

 

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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