- RFP - Real Estate Brokerage Service in the Sale of 14 City Parks
Deadline is Friday, September 4, 2015
The City of Corpus Christi invites local real estate brokers to submit responses to provide real estate brokerage services and represent the City in the sale of 14 parks. The Request for Proposal - Event 64 Real Estate Brokerage Services can be accessed at http://www.cctexas.com/business/supplierportal. Deadline to submit questions is August 28, and to submit responses is September 4, 2015.
- Weekly Nature Walk Series at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve
Friday Mornings in September 2015, 8:30am–9:30am
Join us for our Nature Walks at the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve that will be held every Friday morning in September 2015 from 8:30am to 9:30am. Hikers will meet at the trail head of our entrance at the corner of Wooldridge Road and Oso Parkway. Hikers will be led by park staff highlighting the local birds, plants, reptiles, and other critters. This program is FREE of charge and open to individuals and families. Join us and learn about this amazing nature preserve and discover the natural world around you right here in Corpus Christi.
- City Road Closures for the Week of August 22 – 28, 2015
New – Ayers Street
Monday - Friday
Beginning on Monday, August 24 through Wednesday August 28, weather permitting; City crews will be putting a seal coat on Ayers Street from Southgate Drive to Norton Street. Ayers Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
- Southside Intersection to Get First of its Kind Traffic Signal
The City of Corpus Christi is changing the look of its traffic signals. Soon, a new flashing yellow arrow (FYA) will be installed at the intersection of Cimarron Boulevard and Lipes Boulevard.
In 2009, the flashing yellow arrow for left turns was adopted by the Federal Highway Administration. Texas soon adopted the guidelines and new Corpus Christi traffic signals will have a flashing yellow arrow.
- Utility Work on Eastbound Aquarius Street
The City of Corpus Christi Traffic Engineering office advises residents beginning on Tuesday, April 18 through Thursday, August 20, 2015, weather permitting; contractors are working on eastbound Aquarius Street near the Shell Gas Station. Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane of traffic through the work site.
- City Road Closures for the Week of August 15 – 21, 2015
New – McBride Lane
Beginning on Friday, August 14, through Monday August 17, the 200 block of McBride Lane will be closed to traffic. Southbound McBride Lane traffic will detour through Steel Street, onto McCampbell Road to Agnes Street. Thru traffic will be permitted from Steel Street to the closure and from Agnes Street to the closure.
- Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation to Offer Latchkey After School Program 2015–2016
Next Opportunity to Register is August 17, 18, 19
The next opportunity to register for the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department’s Latchkey After School Program is August 17–19, 2015, from 9am–6pm at the Galvan House in Heritage Park (1581 N. Chaparral St.).
- City Council Passes New Ordinance Regulating Businesses that Provide Payday and Auto Title Loans
Today, the Corpus Christi City Council voted to enforce stricter guidelines for payday and auto title loan businesses. The new ordinance is aimed at reducing abusive and predatory lending practices and will require annual registration and oversight of credit access business. The guidelines include:
- City Manager to Host Second Public Discussion “Let’s Talk Corpus Christi”
With a focus to strengthen community engagement, Corpus Christi City Manager Ron Olson invites citizens to participate in a public discussion with their City leadership.
The next installment of “Let’s Talk Corpus Christi” is scheduled to take place Wednesday, August 12th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Broadmoor Senior Center, 1651 Tarlton Street. The new initiative kicked off in April and is a chance for citizens to get information, bring ideas, and discuss issues about City operations.
- City Road Closures for the Week of August 8 – 14, 2015
New – 500 Block of Palo Alto Street
On Tuesday, August 11, contractors will set up a large crane and the eastbound lane of Palo Alto Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic. Flaggers will be available to assist motorists through the work site.
- Fall 2015 High School Varsity Basketball League Registration Starts August 10
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting registration for its Fall 2015 High School Varsity Basketball League. This league is team concept with a boys division and a girls division (Varsity), 8 teams per division. Each team is limited to 12 players. The season will begin the week of September 8 and run through the week of October 10, 2015.
- Flour Bluff Collection Center Fact Sheet Now Available on City Website
In an effort to provide the very latest information on the Flour Bluff Collection Center, the City of Corpus Christi is providing a fact sheet with the most frequently asked questions received by staff and City Council members. We believe the information will assist residents and business owners in understanding the details of the collection center project. The fact sheet can also be viewed on the City’s website at www.cctexas.com.
What exactly is a Collection Center?
A Citizen Collection Center (CCC) will provide to citizens a convenient free disposal of bulky items, debris and brush. It will promote a cleaner city especially in the Flour Bluff area by discouraging illegal dumping. Citizens will simply be able to unload their debris into containers which will then be transferred to the landfill.
- Citizens Fire Academy Graduation
On Wednesday, August 5th at 6:30 p.m., the Corpus Christi Fire Department will hold a graduation ceremony for eleven residents who completed its Citizen Fire Academy.
During the 12 week course, students received an up close look at fire department operations, including some hands-on experience with firefighter tools and equipment. Students were trained to disassemble a vehicle with the “Jaws of Life,” or a hydraulic apparatus used to free people trapped inside wreckage. In another training exercise, participants also learned how to search a building while wearing full firefighter protective gear including an oxygen tank and face mask.
- Water Boil FAQs
Was the water boil advisory due to a City water main break in the Flour Bluff area?
The main break occurred two weeks before the boil advisory and water pressure was never a factor. According to the Penn State University publication: ”Water Facts 13: Coliform Bacteria,” E. coli can only survive for up to 30 minutes at a total chlorine residual of at least 0.5 mg/L.
- City Board, Committee and Commission Vacancies for August 2015
The City Secretary’s Office is currently seeking biographical information forms for the following boards:
Advisory Committee on Community Pride – Six (6) vacancies with terms to 8-25-17. The committee advises the Mayor and City Council on development and implementation of a comprehensive community pride campaign that will interrelate with the efforts and purpose of the Clean City Advisory Committee.
- City Road Closures for the Week of August 1 - August 7, 2015
New - McArdle Road (Road Work)
Saturday – Friday
For the next six months; weather permitting, City contractors will be working on McArdle Road. During this period, the following traffic control plan will be implemented:
· McArdle Road from Rodd Field Road to Nile Drive will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
· McArdle Road from Rodd Field Road to Ennis Joslin Road will be reduce to one lane eastbound to Ennis Joslin Road. Motorist needing access to this section of McArdle will take South Padre Island Drive, then to Rodd Field to McArdle Road.
- Reminder - City Accepting Applications for Beach and Park Vendors
Six-Month Operation Period is September 2015 to February 2016.
Application deadline is July 31, 2015.
(Corpus Christi, TX–July 7, 2015) The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) is accepting applications for vendors to sell food or goods at City gulf beaches and parks. These vendor services are designed to enhance the experience of our park and beach visitors.
Vending Permits will be issued for a six-month block period from September 2015 to February 2016. Current vendors approved through September will stay in effect.
- August Nature Walks at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve
Friday Mornings in August 2015, 8:30am–9:30am
Join us for our Nature Walks at the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve that will be held every Friday morning in August 2015 from 8:30am to 9:30am. Hikers will meet at the trail head of our entrance at the corner of Wooldridge Road and Oso Parkway. Hikers will be led by park staff highlighting the local birds, plants, reptiles, and other critters. This program is FREE of charge and open to individuals and families. Join us and learn about this amazing nature preserve and discover the natural world around you right here in Corpus Christi.
- Boil Water Advisory Lifted
The City of Corpus Christi has lifted the water boil advisory effective immediately. Water samples have tested negative for bacteria. City staff continues to closely monitor the situation with water samples taken throughout the City as part of the overall water quality program
Since the boil water advisory is lifted, citizens can begin to clean affected water systems to ensure safety.
Some suggestions include:
• Flush pipes and faucets
• Flush, clean and sanitize water dispensers
• Dispose of existing ice, flush and sanitize ice makers
• Replace filter cartridges
- Boil Water Advisory Update: City Seeing Favorable Results in Flour Bluff Area
The City of Corpus Christi continues to closely monitor the situation in the Flour Bluff area which resulted in a water boil advisory being implemented on Thursday. The work in the area included the addition of chlorine to eliminate bacteria as well as operations to find the on-going source of contamination.
The latest laboratory testing has resulted in the Amber Drive location having negative results for bacteria. The City is waiting on additional results from the Orleans site which should be available Saturday evening.
As a reminder residents closest to the previously positive bacteria sites may experience an increased smell or taste of chlorine due to the increased chlorine levels to disinfect the water lines.