DECEMBER 22, 2014
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NEWS
Holidays
This is a reminder that the City of South Padre Island Administrative Buildings will be closed Wednesday December 24th and Thursday December 25th. We will return to normal business hours on Friday, December 26th.

City Administrative Buildings will also be closed Wednesday, December 31st and Thursday, January 1st . We will return on Friday, January 2nd.
 
Have a Happy Holiday!







Beach Access Repairs
The Beach Maintenance Crew has been making repairs to various beach accesses. At Aquarius Beach Access #18 the crew has been making plumbing upgrades and started with the preventive maintenance of the structure which includes staining the exposed wood surfaces and applying Elastomeric Coating to the shower areas and weatherproof stain on the rest of the structure. Staff was looking for a product that would waterproof and resurface the old damaged walkovers and we were able to find Superdeck Deck & Dock Elastomeric Coating. This formula fills cracks, locks down splinters, restores, resurfaces and waterproofs all in one product. If you have a chance please stop by and take a look at the improvements. As time and staffing allows we hope to continue these improvements at all other access points.
 


At Neptune Beach Access #16 the stairs were beginning to show signs of deterioration due to the accumulation of sand and vegetation below the steps which trapped the moisture. Beach maintenance removed the excess sand and vegetation and braced the steps to avoid any accidents in the future.







Dune Planting
Coastal Resources hosted the 2nd planting of the year this past weekend. With the help of volunteers, we planted 10,100 plants and enjoyed a beautiful morning on the beach. Please plan to come out in January for our next planting.





Certification Program
The South Padre Island Fire Department provided a CPR/AED certification program for the South Padre Island Coast Guard this week. The program certified 55 Coast Guard members over a two-day period.







Christmas Toys
The combined efforts of Origins Recovery Center, Hilton Inn employees and the South Padre Island Firefighters Association, has resulted in underprivileged children from across the area receiving toys this Christmas. The Fire Association members will be delivering toys to 15 children from Garriga Elementary School in Port Isabel and 15 children from Island Baptist Church. They also have additional requests from five families in the Laguna Madre area.







Visitor Guides
The 2015 Guide to South Padre Island is completed and 75,000 copies arrived on the island last week. Thank you Chamber of Commerce for these beautiful guides. You could pick up one at the South Padre Island Visitor Center, City Hall, or the Convention Centre.







Merry Christmas
The Visitors Center staff hopes everyone has a Christmas full of joy, blessings and love, and the New Year brings only health, wealth and happiness.







Street Improvements
The project is almost complete.The contractor is currently installing the pavers on the pedestrian crosswalks, re-striping the pavement and starting the cleanup process. An inspection of the project is scheduled for this week. The project engineer will be her to meet with the Public Works staff and contractor.







Inlet Repair
The contractor will be pouring the concrete and installing the new grate for the inlet and will remove the forms this week. Repairs were done to the storm line and inlet box on West Acapulco. The seals on the pipe were repaired and a new grate was installed.







New Year's Fireworks

Celebrate New Year's Eve on South Padre Island. Come see why the City of South Padre Island is the state's fireworks capital. Visitors and residents will enjoy not only one but two firework displays to celebrate the arrival of 2015. New Year's Eve fireworks at Clayton's will start at 9:15 PM with another display at 12 midnight at Louie's Backyard.

 



BULLETIN BOARD
Recycling
Recyclable items can be taken to Old City Hall every Saturday from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Items that can be recycled are:
  • Newspaper
  • Cardboard
  • Office Paper
  • Aluminum
  • Tin
  • Plastic
To offer a better recycling service please:
  • Compact, crush or break down plastic bottles, cardboard boxes, aluminum cans or any other items that may be reduced in size. This helps us use the most amount of space in the bins.
  • Remove any food, liquid, metal fasteners, adhesive materials or other items that may contaminate the whole load.






Animal Control
Lost or found an animal on the Island? The South Padre Island's Animal Control is working together with the Friends of Animals Rescue Group. Their foster-based recovery center helps reunite lost and found pets with their families. Friends of Animal Rescue will make every effort to reunite lost animals with their families. Animals that are not reunited will be vetted by Friends of Animal Rescue and placed with new families. Lost or found a pet please call:
(956) 761-PETS.







Incentive Policy
The South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation and the City of South Padre Island have approved an incentive policy in order to assist qualified new and existing businesses and to benefit the economic climate on the Island. Businesses can apply for property tax abatements as well as sales tax abatements for improvements that will contribute to the economy of South Padre Island. The City and the EDC will evaluate the applications to determine if they meet the established criteria for the programs. You can find a link to the policy, guidelines, and applications on both the City web page (www.myspi.org) and the South Padre Island EDC web page (www.southpadreislandedc.com)
 
For more information, contact Darla Lapeyre, South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation Executive Director, at (956) 761- 6805 or email spiedc@aol.com; or Dr. Sungman Kim, City of South Padre Island Development Director, at (956) 761-8113 or email SKim@MySPI.org.
 






FREE Business Listing
Calling on all South Padre Island businesses. Please be sure to update your FREE business listing on the Convention & Visitors website (www.sopadre.com). If you haven't been provided with your login credentials please contact Sam Ballenger by phone: (956) 761-8135 or email: SBallenger@MySPI.org. By using your FREE business listing you have the ability to upload images, coupons, business description, and much more. Take advantage of this FREE marketing tool provided by the Convention & Visitors website.


PET OF THE WEEK
Toby



This is Toby. He is a 3-year old poodle and he is in need of a home. He is such a sweet little puppy. He weighs about 10 pounds and is happiest laying next to you or in your lap. He is current on all his vaccinations and will be neutered soon. Friends of Animal Rescue is located at 4908 Padre Blvd and is open Tuesday thru Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4.30 PM. For more info please call (956) 772-1171.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Date
Event
Location
Time
Dec. 22-28
Queen Isabella Memorial Park

Dec. 22-28
Sebastian Zodiac Sculpture Exhibit
South Padre Island Convention Centre

Dec. 24
Leslie at Palm Street Pier
Palm Street Pier Bar & Grill
1:00 PM
Dec. 25-28
Habitat Tour of Bayside Drive
Laguna Atascosa Wildlife Refuge
9:00 AM
Dec. 25-28
Habitat Tour of Bayside Drive
Laguna Atascosa Wildlife Refuge
1:00 PM
Dec. 26
Rockstar Denied at Clayton's
Clayton's Beach Bar & Grill
3:00 PM
Dec. 26-27
The Mixed Bag Live at The Garden
The Garden Grille & Bar
6:00 PM
Dec. 27-28
Leslie at Boomerang Billie's
Boomerang Billie's
1:00 PM
Dec. 27
Stereohype at Clayton's
Clayton's Beach Bar & Grill
3:00 PM
Dec. 27
The Gomer & Patsy Show
Schlitterbahn Beach Resort
5:00 PM
Dec. 27
Leslie at Palm Street Pier
Palm Street Pier Bar & Grill
6:00 PM
Dec. 28
South Padre Island Farmers Market
NAMAR Event Center
11:00 AM
Dec. 28
The Coin Collection at Clayton's
Clayton's Beach Bar
1:00 PM
Dec. 29
Making Tiles Through the Layers
Art Space
10:00 AM
Dec. 31
Celebrate The New Year With Us
Schlitterbahn Beach Resort

Dec. 31
Leslie at Palm Street Pier
Palm Street Pier
1:00 PM
Dec. 31
Ring in the New Year With Us
Shrimp Haus Restaurant
6:00 PM
Dec. 31
New Year's Eve Fireworks at Clayton's
Clayton's Beach Bar
9:15 PM
Dec. 31
New Year's Eve Fireworks at Louie's
Louie's Backyard
12:00 AM

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