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Galveston County
Jamaica Beach City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a property tax rate of $0.193754 per $100 valuation for the 2017 Tax Year.

The tax rate is equal to the effective rate, which will provide revenues equal to those of the previous year, based on existing properties on the tax rolls.

The city council voted unanimously to adopt the city's FY2018 Budget.

The budget anticipates total income of $1,233,588, with total expenses matching income.

The city council voted unanimously to approve the City Park as the location for a “Free Little Library” project.

The city council voted unanimously to endorse Galveston County Commissioner Court's re-appointments and appointments to the Galveston County United Board of Health.

Eric Froeschner, Dr. Ben Raimer and Dr. John Hackbarth have been nominated for re-appointment, while Vanessa Johnson has been nominated for a new appointment.

The city council voted unanimously to nominate Vic Pierson for re-election to the Galveston Central Appraisal District Board of Directors.

The city council voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the City of Galveston for cooperative purchasing of debris removal, debris monitoring and disaster technical services.

The city council tabled action regarding a contract with Atkins North America, Inc. for services associated with obtaining a United States Army Corps of Engineers Seaweed Maintenance Permit.

The city council tabled action regarding cancellation of a contract with J.A. White as the wastewater treatment plant operator and award of a contract to Silvas Water & Wastewater Service to operate the plant.

The items were tabled to seek bids for the service.

The city council took no action regarding rules and regulations for the removal and disposal of waste left by dogs and cats. The item died for lack of a second.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda

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