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Public News Release from the Galveston County Health District concerning bacteria in the beach water.  Click here to read the News Release or visit their website at:

http://www.gchd.org/press/2016/Vibrio-hype-news.html for more information. See current Beach Watch advisories at www.texasbeachwatch.com or www.gchd.org.


Jamaica Beach Swimming Pool Update: The JB Public Swimming Pool will be open full-time (except Monday's for cleaning) on June 3, 2016 (weather permitting).  Season passes can be purchased at the Pool during operating hours. Season Passes are $60 per person; Daily Passes are $5 per person (ages 6+). Swimming Lessons will be offered at the pool every Wednesday starting June 8th at 6PM; classes are $10 each for 30 minutes; Instructor is Liz Sensabaugh; please contact the Pool Supervisor, Joan Zapata at (409) 370-3135 to sign up. For more information regarding the pool, please 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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