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ZUMBA!

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News & Announcements

  • JOB OPENING - TOWN BOOKKEEPER / ACCOUNTANT

    TOWN OF LAGUNA VISTA – BOOKKEEPER / ACCOUNTANT

    The Town of Laguna Vista is now hiring a Town Bookkeeper/Accountant - the position is available immediately and we welcome all resumes to those that are interested. The preferred candidate should be proficient in the MIP accounting program. Salary will be based on qualifications.
     
    Please complete the Town of Laguna Vista Employment Application and return to clerk2@lvtexas.us along with a copy of your resume.

    The Town of Laguna Vista is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • JOB OPENING -CITY MANAGER

    TOWN OF LAGUNA VISTA – CITY MANAGER

    The Town of Laguna Vista is seeking candidates for the position of City Manager.  Laguna Vista is a Home Rule Charter municipality with 19 employees and a FY 2021-2022 operating budget of approximately $2 million. 

    The Town Council is committed to preserving the Town’s bedroom community home-town character. 

    Potential candidates must be able to provide direction for short/long range planning; effectively communicate with Board, staff and the public; administer budgets; and perform related duties as required by the Board. 

    Potential Candidates must show excellent leadership and organization skill; accounting experience; outstanding ability to administer, manage and operate a budget effectively. 

    Bachelors Degree in Public or Business Administration or related Bachelors degree or a minimum of five years experience in municipal and/or government management or related business experience preferred. 

    Salary range will be $80 – 120k/year and will be determined based on qualifications and experience.  

    Deadline to submit resume is 12:00PM, March 7, 2022.

    Information and Fact Packet

    The Town of Laguna Vista is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • JOB OPENING -BUILDING INSPECTOR/CODE ENFORCEMENT POSITION

    TOWN OF LAGUNA VISTA
    BUILDING INSPECTOR/CODE ENFORCEMENT


    The Town of Laguna Vista is accepting applications to fill a full time position for a Building Inspector/Code Enforcement.  Job duties for this position are to conduct on –site inspections to ensure new and add-on residential and commercial construction is in compliance with existing federal, state and local building codes; plumbing, air conditioning, heating, mechanical, electrical, gas, energy, windstorm, swimming pools and structural. Code Enforcement responsibilities.  Receives general instruction from the City Manager and/or City Secretary. Performs other duties as required. 

    Please view the job description in its entirety by clicking HERE

    Please fill out the Town of Laguna Vista Employment Application and submit to clerk2@lvtexas.us

    The Town of Laguna Vista is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • ADVERTISEMENT AND INVITATION FOR BIDS

    The Town of Laguna Vista will receive bids addressed to Hon. Nadine Smith, Mayor, for Improvements to Fernandez Street, Banker Street and David Cuervo Street, TDA TxCDBG Project No. 7220251.  Click HERE for more information.

    Deadline January 21, 2022

  • HOLIDAY SCHEDULE UPDATES (RECYCLING & ZUMBA)

    RECYCLING

    Republic Services has informed the Town that there will be no recycling services on Saturday, December 25 and Saturday, January 1 due to the holidays.  Recycling services will resume on Saturday, January 8, 2022.

    ZUMBA

    There will be no Zumba classes from 12/23/2021 - 01/02/2022.  Classes will resume on 01/03/2022,

  • Annual PJs & Sock Drive

    The City is still collecting PJs & Socks - please bring your donations by City Hall by Monday, December 20th.  

    Any sizes of PJs and Socks are welcome!

    https://lvtexas.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/PJs-Socks.pdf

  • December 14, 2021 TC Meeting - Video available, click below.

  • RECYCLING

    Dear Laguna Vista Residents,
     
    Republic Services sent their apologies for the inconvenience of not showing up on Saturday June 12. There was confusion on their part of scheduling their employees. They will be doubling up on recycling this month which means there will be a recycling truck available:
     
    Saturday June 19, 2021 and
    Saturday on June 26
     
    They are creating new updated schedules for their employees. They reassured that this situation will not happen in the future and again apologized for the inconvenience.
    The July Schedule is as follows:
     
    July 10, 2021 and
    July 24, 2021

Your Complete Guide to the Town of Laguna

Laguna Vista is a friendly and quiet residential community with an affordable cost-of-living and a wide range of recreational options including golf, bay and deep-sea fishing, birding, windsurfing, and kiteboarding. Laguna Vista is home to the South Padre Island Golf Club, an 1800-acre gated community of homes, townhomes, villas, and casitas, as well as an 18-hole championship golf course.

Bayfront living, gated communities, safe and family-oriented neighborhoods, and a moderate climate with an average year-round temperature of 72 degrees are only a few of the reasons Laguna Vista is the perfect place to visit for a long weekend, a month or two, or even a lifetime.

Mission of Laguna Vista

  • Serve the citizens of Laguna Vista by promoting a system of government through which our citizens and businesses prosper.
  • Ensure a safe, quality environment for residents and businesses.
  • Provide effective, reasonably priced municipal services and administration.
  • Establish and enforce reasonable standards pertinent to the city with all due respect for established State and Federal laws.
  • Control development to ensure opportunity for growth, retention of property values, and preservation of our rural heritage with an emphasis on city beautification.
  • Maintain a vision of the future and plan for services, which support that vision.
  • Execute these responsibilities in harmony with our neighbor communities, State and Federal government without discrimination based on race, color, creed, or national origin.

Town of Laguna Vista Vision

Professional citizen-servants leading a growing community by providing responsible public administration and reliable municipal services; enforcing reasonable standards of development and safety which protect property values and ensure a quality community atmosphere; dedicated to fiscal responsibility and stewardship based on honesty, integrity, fairness, and accountability with service above self and excellence in all we do.

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Mayor Nadine Smith Welcome Message

On behalf of the Town Council, I welcome you to the beautiful Town of Laguna Vista, Texas, a beautiful community to live, work, and play. I am thrilled that you have taken the time to view our official Website.

We have much to offer. We are considered a bedroom community located at the intersection of Highway 100 and FM 510. We're a 20-minute drive to South Padre Island and a 10-minute drive to Port Isabel. We're also a short drive to Brownsville and Harlingen with close proximity to top-notch medical facilities, hospitals, and services for veterans.

Laguna Vista is known for its scenic beauty, picturesque sunsets, and an "easy-paced" lifestyle. We are a quiet and friendly community with an affordable cost-of-living and an array of recreational opportunities that include playing golf, bay and deep-sea fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, and kite-boarding. We are actually located at the center and heart or "Corazon" of the entire Laguna Madre area.

In recent years, the Town has invested heavily in its local parks that are second-to-none and that are envied by many other communities. We have beautiful Roloff Park, Veterans Park, Sports Park, and a beautiful nature trail—all created for the enjoyment of all residents of all ages.

We are also home to the South Padre Island Golf Club, a 1,800 acre gated community of homes, townhomes, villas and casitas and includes an 18-hole championship golf course. The course offers a breathtaking view of the bay and of South Padre Island.

Again, thank you for viewing our Website. We hope that you consider making Laguna Vista your home for a day, a month, or a lifetime.

Sincerely,
Mayor Nadine Smith

HISTORY

History of Laguna Vista

Built on a proud history beginning in the 1500s when the Coahilitecan Indians inhabited the land, to the 1800s when Mexican salt traders explored the shores of the Laguna Madre ("Mother Bay") to find calm waters full of fish, to today's thriving coastal community, Laguna Vista is no longer one of South Texas' best-kept secrets.

In 1928, the Point Isabel Land Company purchased much of the area and established local hunting and fishing camps. Laguna Vista was incorporated in 1958, resulting in steady population growth over the past 50 years. Today, the town has over 5000 residents.

Town of Laguna Vista Values Statement

In conducting business with the citizens of Laguna Vista, our internal city employees, vendors, and other agencies that may interact with town personnel, we will be guided by The Golden Rule. We will treat others with the same level of respect and professionalism that we would expect to be given.

Internally (within the circle of Town of Laguna Vista personnel and its supporting agencies) our conduct with each other will be marked with high ethics, honesty, and integrity. We value character and display loyalty to the city and its citizens by focusing on what is best for Laguna Vista as a whole. We are a dedicated, team-oriented staff who shows mutual respect. We value competency and commitment to our jobs. We attempt to understand how to do our job best and how what we do affects others within the city.

We have a sense of duty to the Town of Laguna Vista and work with a passion for doing our jobs with excellence. We are dedicated to doing our jobs the right way for we know that what we do today lays a foundation for all those who will one day live in Laguna Vista and for those who will serve them.

We value the heritage given to us by those that preceded us and we realize that what we do today leaves our own heritage. We will leave a legacy of making a positive difference in the lives of the citizens of Laguna Vista and those they touch.

We know the citizens of Laguna Vista are our reason for being here. They set policy, vision, and procedures through their elected Board and Mayor. They are the greatest assets of Laguna Vista and we are dedicated to caring for those assets. The citizens of Laguna Vista and others that deal with the Town will, because of the way we treat them, have a positive impression of the Town government.

We will present ourselves as professionals who are accessible, considerate, helpful, caring, and reliable. The citizens are not distractions from our job. They are our job. We will rise to the highest levels of customer service. We will treat everyone equally and fairly regardless of any background considerations. We will focus on their concerns and making life better for them through our services to them.

In our efforts to be professional in conducting the business of the town, we must value flexibility and adaptability. The Town of Laguna Vista is growing at a rapid pace. We must be always learning and adapting. We are exploring new ideas, new technologies, new approaches, and new applications. We value growth, education, and training. We value confidence and our ability to stand behind our decisions because we base them upon:

  • The best information available at the time
  • Consideration for everyone involved
  • Concern for how it affects others
  • A focus on the best interests of the citizens of Laguna Vista