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City Officers General Election: The City of Jamaica Beach will be conducting an Election on May 7, 2016 to elect 3 Alderman for a two year term. Please click on the Order of Election and Notice of Election for Early Voting and Election Day locations and times. You may also click on the City Election link or visit the Galveston County Election Divisions website at www.galvestonvotes.org for more information.
The Wounded Heroes of Texas is requesting citizens to line FM 3005 on Saturday, May 7th between 11:00AM-11:45AM to watch the Memorial Motorcycle Riders pass thru Jamaica Beach. The ride is a dedication to the Vietnam War Troops. (Flyer)
20th Annual Memorial Day Fundraiser: Please join the Jamaica Beach Park Board for their 20th Annual Crawfish Boil & Dance Fundraiser on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 6PM to 11PM. They will be serving crawfish, brisket sandwiches, hot dogs & drinks. There will be a live 3 piece band, raffles, Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament, two inflatables (1 for the small kids & 1 for the older kids) and a snow cone machine. A Memorial Service for our fallen Veterans will be at 6PM, with food service starting at 6:30PM. The band will play from 7PM to 11PM. The money raised during this event helps fund improvements to the park and facilities. Residents and non-residents are welcome to attend!
Jamaica Beach Swimming Pool Update: The JB Public Swimming Pool will be open on weekends only starting May 13, 2016. It will be open full-time (except Monday's for cleaning) on June 3, 2016. Season passes can be purchased in advance at City Hall or at the Pool during operating hours. Season Passes are $60 per person; Daily Passes are $5 per person (both for ages 6+). For more information click on the Recreation link.
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; Tumbler: $15 each or 2-$25 (or mix-match: 1-shirt & 1-tumbler for $25); Koozies: 1-$3, 2-$5 or 5-$10!! Items for sale at City Hall, Park Board Events, or City Pool (during operating Season).
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