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WORD Board Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday

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Water Oriented Recreation District of Comal County (WORD) issues permits to water-related businesses, allowing it to collect user fees from customers visiting the district.

Water Oriented Recreation District of Comal County (wordcc.com)’s monthly board meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 16 at the agency’s Sattler office, 1928 FM 2673, Canyon Lake.

Physical attendance is not allowed at this meeting without prior approval to ensure social distancing. For approval to attend in person, email mike@wordcc.com at least two hours prior to the meeting time.

Residents who wish to participate remotely will be given the opportunity to speak during public comments at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81871401905.

On the Workshop Agenda are staff reports about:

  • River and lake conditions
  • Comal Park
  • Summer activity
  • Contract updates
  • Hiring
  • 1st crossing
  • Lodging impacts
  • Paddling trail

On the Action Agenda are these items:

  • Public comments
  • Discussion on board meeting format and office protocols
  • Discussion and consideration of action on third-quarter taxes
  • Consider release of funding from reserves for marketing
  • Read, correct, and/or modify and approve the May 2020 financial reports
  • Read, correct and/or modify and approve the minutes of the May 20 board meeting
  • Solicit agenda and workshop items for the next meeting from the public and board

WORD board members are Shane Wolf, president; Jennifer Bretzke, vice president; Lynn Lindsay, secretary; Allen Bartram, treasurer; and Jim Green, Jean Robinson and Don King.

About WORD

WORD issues permits to water-related businesses, allowing it to collect user fees from customers visiting the district.

Taxes collected by WORD pay for regular cleanup efforts along the river, lake and popular roadways; law enforcement and emergency medical services; contributions to local projects and organizations to promote and improve the district; community education and outreach programs to promote safe and responsible water recreation; and public health and sanitation to include dumpsters and portable toilets for public use.

WORD encompasses Canyon Lake and more than 30 miles of floatable water on the Guadalupe River above and below Canyon Lake. It exists within Comal County north of Highway 46 to the west, beginning at Guadalupe River State Park. It runs east to New Braunfels city limits.

The purpose of W.O.R.D. is to improve the environment and welfare of the district by conserving natural resources, improving public health, promoting water safety, and operating public parks located in the district. To carry out the mandate, W.O.R.D. issues permits to water-related businesses allowing them to collect user fees from customers visiting the district.

The majority of the collected fees are expended on services such as:

  • Regular clean-up efforts along the river, lake, and popular roadways.
  • Law enforcement and emergency medical services.
  • Contributions to local projects and organizations to promote and improve the district.
  • Community education and outreach programs to promote safe and responsible water recreation.
  • Public health and sanitation to include dumpsters and portable toilets for public use.

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