Mary Beth Bassett

Galveston Park Board

After more than a year of virtual meetings with colleagues in the tourism industry, I and several park board representatives went to Austin to…

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Mary Beth Bassett

Hi Charlotte - this document included in the board pack for both the City and the Park Board (this is the 3rd time it has been presented) includes the information you've requested above. https://www.galvestonparkboard.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/4086?fileID=6290


Mary Beth Bassett

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts routine sediment testing and analysis on shoaled material to ensure compliance with multiple federal regulations to include the Clean Water Act. Further questions regarding sediment testing can directed to the USACE Galveston District Public Affai…

Mary Beth Bassett

Mary Beth Bassett commented on City, park board need to reach an agreement

For clarification, the interlocal discussion began in August of 2018. After numerous meetings between Park Board and City staff and the Park Board Trustees and City Council, discussions stalled in June:



• On June 16th, the Park Board delivered to the City a draft of the i…

Mary Beth Bassett

Matthew, see our comment above to Susan! This is being voted on at the August meeting.


Mary Beth Bassett

Susan, the Parks & Advisory Committee did vote to send a recommendation to the Board of Trustees to allow free entrance for local residents at Seawolf Park. This is scheduled to be voted on by the Board of Trustees at the August meeting. We look forward to hearing your support during …

Mary Beth Bassett

This is the information from our board packet overview that explains the scope of work included in the cost:



The proposed Resident Sentiment Survey would be implemented in conjunction with Longwoods International and Vision Galveston in two phases. Longwoods International…

Mary Beth Bassett

Given the natural significance of the upper Texas coast, and the abundance of marine life that lives and breeds along the shoreline, mechanized beach cleaning equipment is regulated by the US Federal Government. Regulations and controls to protect endangered wildlife and conserve the beac…

Mary Beth Bassett

In 2007, we were at 5.4 million visitors to the Island. After Ike, those numbers fell to 4.5 million and in 2012 we were able to bring that number back up to 5.7 million. We have also increased visitor spending from $580 million in 2007 to $872 million in 2018. We have the comparison data if…

Mary Beth Bassett

Just to clarify one point - the requirements state that the beaches will be cleaned when the average height of the seaweed is 2.5’ or higher and ground cover width of 10’ or more OR 1.5’ or higher and ground cover width of 20’ or more AND the landing must impact greater than 50% of the HOA/P…

Mary Beth Bassett

The east end of the Island naturally accretes sand. The Sand Management Plan that we developed with the Corp was divided into six (6) distinct reaches and each was given a priority ranking in consideration for location, usage, economic potential, legal issues, and accreting/erosional status.…