Jamaica Beach and WGIPOA Hurricane Meeting 6/18/16

MINUTES:  The minutes of the last WGIPOA meeting on May 21, 2016, is on our website, www.wgipoa.com.  I have been asked if the notes from Dr. Scott Weaver’s presentation on the “Zika Virus” at our May 21 meeting will be on our website, and they are.  It was a great presentation and we learned so much about the “Zika Virus” so please check it out.

MEETING:  We will be meeting tomorrow, Saturday June 18, 2016, at the City of Jamaica Beach Public Service Building, 16628 San Luis Pass Road, with booths opening up at 9:45 AM and the meeting starting at 10:00 AM. Continue reading Jamaica Beach and WGIPOA Hurricane Meeting 6/18/16

WGIPOA/Jamaica Beach Joint Meeting 6/18/16

MINUTES:  The minutes of the last WGIPOA meeting on May 21, 2016, is on our website, www.wgipoa.com.

MEETING:  The next meeting will be on Saturday June 18, 2016, at the City of Jamaica Beach Public Service Building, 16628 San Luis Pass Road, with booths opening up at 9:45 AM and the meeting starting at 10:00 AM.

PROGRAM:  This is our annual joint town meeting with the City of Jamaica Beach on Hurricane Planning/Evacuation/Recovery.  Please see the attached agenda and you will see why this is a very important meeting to attend for the west end.  June 1 begins the start of hurricane season and we already have three named storms, “Alex” in January,  “Bonnie” in May, and just recently “Colin”!  It will be eight years in September since “Ike” and hopefully we will  be spared this year from a storm.  However, we cannot rest on our laurels and we must be prepared and the reason for you to attend this meeting in Jamaica Beach.     We have great topics and speakers in preparing and recovering from a storm event.  We have booths to visit before and after the meeting and we will have food and soft drinks following the meeting.

Please see the attached agenda with outstanding speakers on what to do before the storm arrives, the process in getting back on the island, and what the city and GLO do after the storm.  Continue reading WGIPOA/Jamaica Beach Joint Meeting 6/18/16

WGIPOA Meeting 5/21/16

MINUTES:  The minutes of the last WGIPOA meeting on April 16, 2016, is on our website, http://www.wgipoa.com/tx/meeting-minutes/2016-meeting-minutes/.

MEETING:  The next meeting will be on May 21, 2016, at the Courtyard by Marriott, 9550 Seawall Blvd., starting at 8:30 AM  for breakfast burritos and the meeting starting at 9:00 AM

PROGRAM:  Due to a family medical emergency, City Manager Brian Maxwell had to cancel his presentation this Saturday. Continue reading WGIPOA Meeting 5/21/16

WGIPOA Meeting 4/16/16 Agenda

MINUTES:  The minutes of the last WGIPOA meeting on March 19, 2016, is on our website shortly.

MEETING:  The next meeting will be on April 16, 2016, at the Galveston Country Club, 14228 Stewart Road, starting at 8:30 AM  for breakfast burritos and the meeting starting at 9:00 AM

PROGRAM:  We are pleased to have back of our the west end’s favorite presenters, Cheryl Johnson, Tax Assessor/Collector for Galveston County.  She always brings enthusiasm and great ways to save on your property taxes. Her presentation title is “Appraisal Notices Are On The Way – A Good Real Estate Market Promises Big Value Increases!” Continue reading WGIPOA Meeting 4/16/16 Agenda

WGIPOA Meeting 4/16/16

MINUTES:  The minutes of the last WGIPOA meeting on March 19, 2016, will be on our website shortly.

MEETING:  The next meeting will be on April 16, 2016, at the Galveston Country Club, 14228 Stewart Road, starting at 8:30 AM  for breakfast burritos and the meeting starting at 9:00 AM 

PROGRAM:  We are pleased to have back of our the west end’s favorite presenters, Cheryl Johnson, Tax Assessor/Collector for Galveston County.  She always brings enthusiasm and great ways to save on your property taxes. Her presentation title is “Appraisal Notices Are On The Way – A Good Real Estate Market Promises Big Value Increases!”

She has updated the spread sheets and information to be a bit more concise and to better aid with the new chief appraiser and his staff’s philosophies.  She has “sharpened the protest saw”.  It is a must come and hear meeting from a pro resident fighting increases in property taxes.

Upcoming Events:

Ongoing:  Join the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) and automatically become a member of the Texas Chapter.  See www.asbpa.org and www.texasasbpa.org for details.

April 14 – 17, 2016: Galveston Island FeatherFest, see: http://galvestonfeatherfest.com/

Oct. 25-28, 2016: ASBPA’s National Coastal Conference, Ocean Place Resort, Long Branch, NJ. See details at:  www.asbpa.org

December 10-15, 2016: Restore Americas Estuaries and the Coastal Society present 2016 Summit: Our Future, Our Choice, at the Hilton Riverside Hotel, New Orleans, La:  see https://www.estuaries.org/Summit

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you on Saturday April 16, 2016, at the Galveston Country Club, starting at 8:30 AM for breakfast burritos and the meeting to follow at 9:00 AM.

Jerry Mohn
President

WGIPOA Meeting 3/19/16

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

MEETING:  The next meeting will be on March 19, 2016, at the Courtyard by Marriott, 9550 Seawall Blvd., starting at 8:30 AM  for breakfast burritos and the meeting starting at 9:00 AM

PROGRAM:  We are pleased to have the Galveston Parks Board of Trustees with Executive Director Kelly de Schaun, Director of Operations Reuben Trevino, and Park Board Trustee Clyde Steadman, present what is happening at the Parks Board on the following topics:

  • Best Practices for Beach Maintenance
  • Seawall Beach Nourishment and “Babes Beach”
  • RESTORE funds from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
  • Pocket Park 3 and Pocket Parks programs
  • Beach User Fee increase

Plus other topics in what the Parks Board is doing for Galveston Island.  Come hear about the latest and greatest with the Parks Board and bring your neighbors and friends to this very important meeting.

Please also see the agenda for Saturday’s meeting.

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you on Saturday March 19, 2016, at the Courtyard by Marriott, starting at 8:30 AMfor breakfast burritos and the meeting to follow at 9:00 AM.

Jerry Mohn
President

WGIPOA Meeting 1/16/16 Agenda

MINUTES:  The minutes of the last WGIPOA meeting on October 17, 2015, is on our website at www.wgipoa.com.

MEETING:  The next meeting will be on January 16, 2016, at the Galveston Country Club, 14228 Stewart Road, starting at8:30 AM for breakfast burritos and the meeting starting at 9:00 AM.

PROGRAM:  The West Galveston Island Property Owners Association is pleased to have Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough as our guest speaker to start the year off.  We had the Mayor kick off our 2015 season and he has graciously accepted again to give us the status of Galveston.  We always have a great turnout for the Mayor and he has so many reports on the accomplishments and progress the city is achieving. Continue reading WGIPOA Meeting 1/16/16 Agenda