Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Manager Frank Incaprera on Tuesday updated the Board of Commissioners on projects at the Herbert Schmidt Pelican Island Causeway. Listen
“The tide gauge situation is on schedule,” he reported, noting that the United States Coast Guard is monitoring the project. “We have the plans all set, we’re getting the materials together so it should meet the deadline date that we have put aside, I think the first of September.”
Vandy Anderson, chair of the commission, suggested that a meeting of the Pelican Island Organization, which has not been meeting lately, should be scheduled to discuss recent developments.
“Maybe have somebody from the wharves, and from the new railroad bridge district, and A&M,” Anderson said. “Maybe do it at A&M to kind of update Pelican Island people on what’s going on with the possibility of a new bridge.”
Incaprera noted that he is co-chair of the organization but has not been included in discussions about the proposed new developments.
“With all those things going on nobody has contacted us at all to inform everybody that’s at Pelican Island,” Incaprera said. “They’ve talked to A&M, they’ve talked to the (Gulf) Copper people but nobody else. The only thing they found out was what they see in the newspaper.”
The board took no formal action during the brief meeting. Commissioner Albert Choate was absent. Agenda