NOVEMBER 19, 2014
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Book Your Stay!
Booking a trip to South Padre Island just got easier. Browse the Advanced Reservation Systems, Inc. (ARES) booking engine on book.sopadre.com



NEWS
Veterans Day Celebration
SPI-PD participated in the Veterans Day Celebration on November 11, 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn.







Committee Volunteers Needed
The City of South Padre Island is accepting applications from qualified volunteers to fill terms on the following:

* Board of Adjustments & Appeals
* Board of Ethics
* Convention and Visitors Advisory Board
* Development Standards Review Task Force
* Economic Development Corporation
* Historical Preservation Committee
* Keep SPI Beautiful Committee
* Parks, Recreation & Beautification Committee
* Planning and Zoning Commission
* Shoreline Task Force

If you are interested in serving on one of these Boards/Committees, please submit an application to Susan Hill, City Secretary at 4601 Padre Boulevard, e-mail to shill@myspi.org, fax to 761-3888. Aplications are available at the front desk or online.
PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATION BY THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014.





Beach Maintenance Foreman
Coastal Resources hired a full-time beach maintenance foreman. Joe Vela has been with the City for 25 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the department.







Multimodal Project
The Transit Department would like to thank everyone who came out to support the Multimodal Project and participate in the Phase I groundbreaking last week. The City of South Padre Island officials and Transit Department were joined by representatives from the Texas Department of Transportation, Congressman Vela's office, City of Port Isabel, Gignac & Associates, SpawGlass Contractors, area transit directors and several members of the general public.







Street Improvements
Not much work was done last week due to the inclement weather. A construction meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm with the project engineer, G&T Paving staff and the Public Works Staff.





Trash Barrels
If you took a walk on the beach last week you may have noticed tumbling barrels blowing in the wind due to the rough winds this week. Crews are working on adding weights to the trash barrels to avoid the tumbling barrels during future storms.





Holiday Decorations
The crews began bringing the Christmas trees from storage this week and are checking the lights and electrical connections. They will be installing them next week along with banners and other decorations.







Outdoor Display & Vending


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
Marlin



This is Marlin and he is about 9 months old. He is a Chihuahua mix and is ready for his new home. He has been neutered and is current on all his vaccinations. Please stop by FRIENDS OF ANIMAL RESCUE at 4908 Padre Blvd. We are open Tuesday thru Sunday from 10 AM to 4:30 PM.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Date
Event
Location
Time
Nov. 19-24
Queen Isabella Memorial Park

Nov. 19-24
Sebastian Zodiac Sculpture Exhibit
South Padre Island Convention Centre

Nov. 19
Figure Drawing with Mark Clark
Art Space
4:00 PM
Nov. 19
Leslie at Palm Street Pier
Palm Street Pier Bar & Grill
7:00 PM
Nov. 19-21
The Great American Trailer Park Musical
South Padre Island Convention Centre
7:30 PM
Nov. 20
Leslie at Coral Reef
Coral Reef Lounge
1:00 PM
Nov. 20
Animal Advisory
South Padre Island City Hall
2:00 PM
Nov. 20
Planning & Zoning Commission
South Padre Island City Hall
3:00 PM
Nov. 21
Rockstar Denied at Clayton's
Clayton's Beach Bar & Grill
5:00 PM
Nov. 21-22
The Mixed Bag Live at The Garden
The Garden Grille & Bar
6:00 PM
Nov. 22-23
Leslie at Boomerang Billie's
Boomerang Billie's
1:00 PM
Nov. 22
Stereohype at Clayton'd
Clayton's Beach Bar & Grill
5:00 PM
Nov. 22
Leslie at Palm Street Pier
Palm Street Pier Bar & Grill
7:00 PM
Nov. 23
South Padre Island Farmers Market
NAMAR Event Center
11:00 AM

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