Brush & Bulky Pick Up Notice

The Environmental Health Services would like to remind all residents that the brush/bulky item pick up are the first three work days of each month. Residents are permitted to place brush/bulky items on the rights-of-way from the 25th to the last day of each month.

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Mid-Year Anti-Litter Beach Celebration

The South Padre Island Environmental Health Services Department and the Anti-Litter Patrol invites you to the Mid-Year Anti-Litter Beach Celebration to be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill (6900 Padre Boulevard) from 1 PM to 5 PM. Please join us in celebrating a clean, litter-free beach! Participate in a sandcastle competition and eat delicious watermelon and hotdogs. Also, we will have multi-jurisdictional beach clean-ups. You will also have an opportunity to take pictures with Captain Crab, sign the pledge and win fabulous prizes. See you there!!!

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Notice of Public Meeting – Beach Maintenance Program

The City of South Padre Island will be holding a public meeting to discuss the Beach Maintenance Program. Main points of discussion will include: what the City is doing to maintain the City’s beaches and dunes; how the city is addressing litter on the beach; and, emergency lanes set up on the beach for public safety.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 10:00 am, in the Council Chambers, City Hall – South Padre Island, 4601 Padre Boulevard

The public is invited to attend.

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4th of July Beach Parade

The South Padre Island Parks, Recreation & Beautification Committee invites everyone to the annual 4th of July Beach Parade on Friday, July 4, 2014. Lineup will start on Beach Access #22 (Fantasy Circle) at 9:30 AM. Parade will start at 10:00 AM and will march to Beach Access #17 (Starlight Circle). Dress in the spirit. Decorate bikes & wagons too! Prizes for best costume, groups and wagon. FREE beads and flags while they last!!

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Notice of Public Hearing

The City Council of the City of South Padre Island will hold a Public Hearing at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in the Council Chambers on the Second Floor of the Municipal Complex Building, located at 4601 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, Texas to discuss the following adoption/revision:

  • Public Hearing and Discussion and action to adopt the 2014 Comprehensive Plan.
  • Public Hearing and Discussion and action to revise the Padre Boulevard and Entertainment District Code Color Palette.

A copy of the proposed amendments is available for public review at the Development Department’s Office, 4601 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, Texas, 78597. Written comments can be sent to the South Padre Island Development Department’s Office, 4601 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX  78597, ATTN: Sungman Kim,  Development Director or at Skim@MySPI.org. Written comments need to be received by noon, July 15, 2014, for consideration by the Council. All interested parties are invited to attend and be heard.

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City of SPI Hosts Meet & Greet to Welcome New CVB Director & New Director of Sales

The City of South Padre Island will be hosting a Meet & Greet on Wednesday, June 18, at 5 p.m. to welcome Rachel Flores as the new SPI Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) Director and Denise Arnold as the new Director of Sales for the CVB.

The public is invited to join us at the City Council Room on the 2nd floor at City Hall, 4601 Padre Blvd.

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SPI Earns GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada announced the City of South Padre Island received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.

The award represents a significant achievement by the City. It reflects the commitment of the City Council and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the City had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as:

  • A policy document
  • A financial plan
  • An operations guide
  • A communications device

Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.

The Government Finance Officers Association is a nonprofit professional association serving nearly 18,000 government finance professionals throughout North America. The GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.

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