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The Galveston Park Board of Trustees held its regular meeting at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 at Park Board Plaza. Below is an update of news from the boardroom.
Board of Trustees Approves Submission of Three Coastal Erosion Grants
At its meeting Tuesday, the Park Board approved the submission of three projects for Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act (CEPRA) grant funding. They include the continued nourishment of Babe’s Beach in 2021 and 2023, a sand-mining pilot project that will capture sand for redistribution to eroding areas in Galveston, and the re-engineering and design of Eight Mile Road to provide shoreline stabilization along the beach.
Board Hears First Reading of Proposed Sand Dollar By-Law Amendment
On Tuesday, the Park Board heard the first reading of a proposal to change the by-law that designates a portion of beach user fees to beach nourishment projects. The proposal would eliminate designating the funds for nourishment and would instead allocate the funds to improve the beach parks from where the fees are collected. The proposal is expected to be voted on following the second reading, which is anticipated to take place during the June meeting.
About the Park Board of Trustees
The Park Board of Trustees oversees beach maintenance and tourism development on Galveston Island, including operations for beach cleaning, the Galveston Island Beach Patrol and the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. For more information on the Park Board of Trustees, please visit www.galvestonparkboard.org.