Island boardwalk dispute continues

The division of the boardwalk on Cameron County land spanning the Bird¬ing Center and SPI Convention Centre is still in dispute. (Staff photo by Scarlet O’Rourke)

Staff Writer

The case surrounding the division of the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center Boardwalk and Convention Centre Boardwalk on the Island is slated to be brought before Cameron County Commissioners Court in an open meeting on Aug. 4, said Cameron County Parks Director Javier Mendez.

All parties, including the city and county agree that the root of the prob­lem is communication issues.

“I think that if we can all just com­municate, we can resolve this,” Men­dez said. “It’s just a matter of the City Commission and the County Com­mission or Commissioners Court getting together and agreeing about something.”

The boardwalk was divided two years ago, as previously reported by the PRESS, due to a disagreement of usage fees. The Birding Center sought to charge for usage of the boardwalk when entering from their newer addi­tion, however, the boardwalk had pre­viously been a free-of-charge entity of the county.

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