City Cancellations and Closures

Departments:

May 4, 2020

City Hall has re-opened to the public with limited access.
The City asks that citizens and visitors only come to City Hall on an as-needed basis and recommends wearing a face covering or a mask upon entering the building. Citizens and Visitors will need to adhere to the safe 6-foot distance marks in front of City Hall or wait in their vehicle until access is permitted.

The City would like to continue to encourage citizens and visitors to utilize online/telephone bill payments, building department payments, and golf cart plate purchases.

We would like to thank you for your patience and assistance in keeping our citizens, visitors, and staff safe during these trying times.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact City Hall at 361-749-4111.

March 31th, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Planning & Zoning meeting scheduled for March 31, 2020, has been canceled.

March 26th, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mayor of Port Aransas has postponed the following:
March 26, 2020, Council meeting until further notice.

All City Hall Offices are closed to public access until April 9, 2020.

You can remit utility payments online at
https://cityofportaransas.org/departments/utilities/

You can remit court fines and fees online at

https://cityofportaransas.org/departments/municipal-court/

No In-Person Golf Cart Registration will be accepted

Please email or fax the Golf Cart Application, valid proof of Texas Liability insurance and copy of your driver’s license to city@cityofportaransas.org or 361-749-4723


Municipal Court

March 25th, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, all appearances dates and court dates have been postponed until Monday, May 11th, 2020. Please contact the court by phone at 361-749-4111, by fax at 361-749-4101, by email at municipalcourt@cityofportaransas.org, or by mail at 710 West Avenue A, Port Aransas, TX 78373, if you have any questions.

Thank you.

March 20th, 2020

Municipal Court will practice social distancing thru April 3, 2020


Facilities

March 20th, 2020

Civic Center, Marina Pavilions, Community Center events have been canceled thru April 3, 2020

Library

March 20th, 2020

In response to COVID-19, at the recommendation of American Library Association and Texas Library Association, Ellis Memorial Library is CLOSED until further notice.

There are still many services available to Ellis Memorial Library patrons.  Visit the library catalog at https://ellismemorial.biblionix.com to access our digital collection.  Library patrons may check out digital books and audiobooks on OverDrive through the online catalog on a desktop or directly from the Libby app.  If you are interested in only accessing content for children visit https://southtexas.overdrive.com/southtexas-ellis/kids.

With your library card you may also access TexShare through the online catalog.  TexShare databases includes thousands of full-text magazines and newspapers, WorldCat (35 million library records), Science and Literature databases, on-line encyclopedias, etc.  TexShare also includes Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center, Heritage Quest Online, and LearningExpress Library.


Parks & Rec

June 12, 2020

The Parks, Nature Preserve, and Beach have reopened.

With safety of staff and visitors as our top priority, Parks & Rec has reopened the Community Pool while complying with CDC, local, state & federal guidance.

  • Attendees are asked to come “swim ready” to not use changing rooms or inside showers. Outside showers are available.
  • Pool has resumed its “before COVID-19” fee schedule. Passes valid before pandemic now will be honored.
  • Our parks & playgrounds have reopened. Park-goers are “highly encouraged” to wear face coverings in public.
Staff is working to clean and sanitize high touch surfaces weekly. Sanitize your hands frequently when visiting. Please follow all City regulations and CDC best practices for visiting Parks.

While practicing social distancing as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Port Aransas Parks & Recreation has resumed some public programs with restrictions.

Please visit our Facebook page @PortAParksandRec to stay up to date and find alternative digital programming.

May 11, 2020

The Parks, Nature Preserve, and Beach have reopened.

With safety of staff and visitors as our top priority, Parks & Rec has reopened the Community Pool while complying with CDC, local, state & federal guidance.

At this time, the pool is open for 45-minute sessions through online reservations at porta.recdesk.com

  • One way traffic will enter through the front door and exit by the outside gate.
  • Changing rooms and showers are closed, so come prepared to swim.
  • Benches are available to store personal items while swimming and are sanitized between each use.
  • Pool entry is $2. Former fees and passes will resume when the pool is open with no restrictions.

Per CDC recommendations our playgrounds will also remain closed.

Staff is working to clean and sanitize high touch surfaces regularly. Please follow all City regulations and CDC best practices for visiting Parks.

In an effort to practice social distancing as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Port Aransas Parks & Recreation has temporarily suspended all public programs.

Please visit our Facebook page @PortAParksandRec to stay up to date and find alternative digital programming.


Building

March 26th, 2020


Other Services

March 20th, 2020

City Council Committee Meetings

All City Council Committee meetings shall remain scheduled.  Meetings will be limited to no more than 10 people per Governor’s Executive Order (unless group size allowances change), meaning no citizens will be allowed in the council chambers.  The city will continue to air all council meetings on Chanel 1300 on Spectrum Cable and we will partner with the South Jetty to stream all meetings live on the South Jetty’s Facebook page.  Public comments will be written only.

Museum

The museum is under review by the Museum Board

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels delivery protocol is being worked on

City Sponsored Events Cancelled

No city issued large or small events permits will be issued from March 19th thru April 3, 2020

Community Meetings

Boards and Commissions

Planning & Zoning Commission, Boards of Adjustments, Airport Board, Library Board of Trustees, Marina Board, Parks & Recreation Board, Nature Preserve Board, and others are limited thru April 3, 2020

All community civic meetings in city facilities are canceled thru April 3, 2020