City Cancellations and Closures

Departments:

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 & Recs

March 17th, 2020

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.  We are providing some fun alternative digital ways to replace regular programming.  All of our facilities (Nature Preserve, Parks and Beach) remain open.  Staff is working to clean and sanitize high touch surfaces regularly.  Please follow all City regulations and CDC best practices.


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