City Council approves Easter Egg Hunt date – Port Isabel-South Padre Press

Special to the PRESS

The City of Port Isabel Commission held its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on February 27 at the Port Isabel Event Cultural Center on Railroad Street due to early voting using the usual location.

Other than routine agenda items, the Commission officially set the date of the Easter Egg Hunt and went into Closed Session for five items.

Under new business, the 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Port Isabel Lighthouse will be on Saturday, March 30, from 9-11 a.m., with the hunt starting at 10 a.m.

Mark your calendars for this fun family event, which is free and open to the public. The Easter Bunny will appear, and 1,000 red eggs marked “Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historic Site” will contain special prizes alongside more than 20,000 multi-colored plastic Easter eggs. This event is sponsored by the city and the Texas Historical Commission. For further information, call (956) 943-0735.

Also approved were Fire Marshal John Sandoval and Volunteer Fire Fighter James Deckard attending the Arson & Fire Investigator Annual Seminar on March 17 – 22 at San Marcos; Wendy Marin attending The Texas Public Safety Conference in Denton on April 21-24, and Dispatch Supervisor Monica Garza attending Homicide Caller training in San Antonio on April 17-18 (which she will take back to train her staff). The City’s routine bills were all approved.

After consulting with the engineer, it was decided to revise the previously approved speed control devices to include a speed bump and place a four-way stop instead of multiple speed bumps at Longoria and Madison Street. The city will also install a speed bump on Garfield Street.

The City will pursue procurement of professional engineering services to conduct environmental monitoring at selected sites for property damage due to SpaceX rockets. Even though there is close monitoring of the historic lighthouse, there was discussion to add the Champion Building and various private properties that are in locations to sustain the worst percussive damage during launches. Residents are encouraged to contact the SpaceX Debris Hotline at 1-866-623-0234 to report debris or property damage following each launch or test and never to touch debris themselves.

The Commission then went into Closed Session regarding the potential leases of fundamental properties described as .45 of an acre tract of land being a portion of the Port Isabel Small Boat Channel and Bridge Street right-of-way within the City of Port Isabel adjacent to Block 125, Map of Plat No. 6 of Point Isabel, as recorded in Volume 8, Page 34, Map Records, Cameron County; 0.9640 of an acre tract of land Block 61 Port Isabel Original Townsite (Vol 7 Page 23 MRCC) Tract G between Tarnava & Garcia S T MO PAC Trackage OPP Block 6, Deed and Map Records, Cameron County; and Lots 7 and 7A, Block 46 and Lot 8, Block 33, Port Isabel Original Townsite, Deed and Map Records, Cameron County, Texas.

Also discussed in the Closed Session was potential or pending litigation concerning a hazardous or blighted condition of the property comprised of the following parcels: Lots 10, 11, and 12 out of BLK 80 Port Isabel Original Townsite (Vol 7 Page 23 MRCC) and another property comprised of Lots 1-7, Block 1, Crossland Bay Subdivision.

After the Closed Session, the meeting was adjourned.

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