RULE §25.8 Requirements for Eligibility--County


Published: 2015

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Any county applying for state financial assistance under the Natural Resources Code, §§61.068-61.070, must meet the following requirements:   (1) border upon the Gulf of Mexico;   (2) have within its boundaries public beaches as defined in §25.1 of this title (relating to Definitions);   (3) provide for the administration of the public beaches of such county by a beach park board of trustees, a county park board, the commissioners court, or other administrative body, which administrative body must have adequate authority to administer an effective program for keeping the public beaches within its jurisdiction clean;   (4) provide for the receipt by the county treasurer, or other officer exercising similar functions if there is no county treasurer, of all funds paid to such county under this program;   (5) charge no entrance fee to public beaches under the jurisdiction of the
governing body of such county except the assessment of a reasonable fee for off-beach parking or for the use of facilities provided for the use and convenience of the public;   (6) provide for the establishment, maintenance, and administration of at least one beach park by such county which shall meet the following requirements of size and facilities:     (A) be of sufficient size to accommodate public use and enjoyment of that section of public beach;     (B) have adequate sanitation facilities to accommodate the average heavy use period of the park;     (C) have adequate off-beach parking to accommodate the number of visitors which could utilize the park during the average heavy use day while using that section of the beach which the park is intended to serve; and     (D) have adequate access to such park from the nearest main arterial highway;   (7) have not less than $20,000 budgeted
for the purpose of cleaning and maintaining public beaches within its jurisdiction for the state fiscal year for which state assistance is sought; and   (8) have budgeted for the purpose of cleaning and maintaining public beaches within its jurisdiction for the state fiscal year for which state assistance is sought not less than the total funds expended by such county for the purpose of cleaning public beaches within its jurisdiction during the state fiscal year ending August 31, 1969.


Source Note: The provisions of this §25.8 adopted to be effective April 14, 1992, 17 TexReg 2241.