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Roadway Closure on Eldridge Pkwy

posted Nov 26, 2018, 10:25 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

Reported by Timothy Williams from Public Works

Please be informed of the planned roadway closure that is scheduled to take place at Eldridge Pkwy. & Memorial Dr. Eldridge Pkwy. (southbound only) will be restricted to one lane from November 26, 2018 through December 14, 2018.  Houston Public Works is recommending that all non-local traffic detour through HW6 or Dairy Ashford Rd. to avoid anticipated delays.

Regards,
Timothy Williams
Sr. Communications Specialist| Lead Engagement Specialist
Houston Public Works| Capital Projects
832-395-3072

Non-Profit Mow Down Program

posted Aug 15, 2018, 4:44 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood   [ updated Aug 15, 2018, 4:52 AM ]

Via Mark Kirschke, Communication Director, City Council District G

The City of Houston has a Mow Down Program that pays non-profit organizations $50 each time they mow down a weeded lot. Because it costs approximately $300 to have a city contractor do the same work, this provides the city a cost savings, and at the same time provides some income to a non-profit.

The Department of Neighborhoods is working hard in the month of August to recruit eligible Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) or (4) status community partners to join the Mow Down program. Their goal is have at least 10 active Non-profit Organizations in each council district to assist in cleaning up and maintaining our neighborhoods one lot at a time. If you know of any non-profit that would be interested in the Mow Down Program, please email us and we will hook you up with the program. 

Information on the Mow Down Program: https://www.houstontx.gov/ips/mowdown.html

Program brochure attached below. 

Helping Harvey Survivors Rebuild

posted Jul 3, 2018, 9:26 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

Congressman Culberson’s office asked if we would help share out the letter attached below. 

FEMA Town Hall Info & Flyer

posted Jun 1, 2018, 2:27 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

Attached is a flyer and details about a town hall State Rep Jim Murphy is hosting next Tuesday, June 5th.  Contact Jason Briggs from Murphy's office at 512-463-0514 for any questions

FEMA has agreed to come to west Houston for an open house/town hall event to answer any remaining questions folks may have about NFIP flood claims, the NFIP appeals process, and to provide information on insurance going forward ahead of the upcoming hurricane season.  The event will be 5p-8p on Tuesday, June 5th at Memorial Church of Christ, 900 Echo Ln., Houston, TX. 

FEMA will be available to:
  • answer general flood insurance claims questions (what items are/aren't covered, information about Increased Cost of Compliance Coverage and how to request it, how to file an appeal with FEMA, how to read your policy)
  • provide additional resources to policyholders who need advocate-type services
  • field inquiries over policies and communicate them directly to policyholder's carriers
  • provide information about preparing for the upcoming hurricane season and how to purchase flood insurance

FEMA will not be:
  • adjudicating appeals
  • determining coverage or making recommendations for payment
  • selling flood insurance

We will have remarks from local elected officials, presentations by FEMA staff, an open Q&A for general questions about the claims process, and opportunities for attendees to visit directly with FEMA staff about their specific issues. Please call us at 512-463-0514 if you have any questions about this event. 


Chapter 19 Change in Plans

posted Mar 15, 2018, 5:30 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

As received from Mark Kirschke March 14, 2018 9:53 AM: 


The Administration just informed us that the special called joint TTI and RNA committee meeting to discuss Chapter 19 revisions has been postponed from Monday, March 19 to Wednesday, March 21 at 2:00 p.m. The item will NOT appear on the March 21 Council Agenda, but will appear on March 28 (and likely be tagged until April 4).  The administration JUST provided us with the attached data analysis in connection with the Chapter 19 revisions.  The Chronicle reported that this information was provided to Council last Friday, but that was not true (in fact, they just updated their article to note that due to Administration staff error, this was NOT provided to council).  We received it in the last 10 minutes for the first time. Please post/blast/share as you see fit.

 

Mark F. Kirschke

Director of Constituent Services & Communications

Greg Travis, Houston City Council Member District G



Memorial Drive Update

posted Feb 23, 2018, 5:48 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

Attached is a DRAFT plan of the Memorial Drive project from Tallowood to Gessner. There is a section that replaces some pavement on Gessner to the south mainly the northbound lanes.

Reported by Robert Benz

IRS Harvey Safe Harbors

posted Jan 18, 2018, 5:20 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

Open the link to review IRS Safe Harbors notification with guidance for taxpayers who suffered property losses related to Hurricane Harvey... 

Upcoming Meetings

posted Dec 9, 2017, 9:34 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

Speakers are confirmed for our December and January meetings: 
  • December 18 - Jeff Lindner from the Harris County Flood Control District
  • January 22 - Robert "Skip" Richter from Harris County Horticulture Extension 
Meeting dates for the remainder of 2018 are February 26,  March 26,  April 23,  May 21,  June 25, no meeting in July,  August 27,  September 24,  October 22,  November 19  and December 17.

All meetings are 6:30-8:00 pm and held at United Methodist Church West Campus (The Gate), 13194 Memorial Memorial Drive. 

    Correction: Next meeting is November 20

    posted Nov 11, 2017, 1:51 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

    Dear Members, 

    The next meeting date listed at the bottom of the October Agenda was incorrect. The November meeting will be on Monday the 20th. City of Houston Fire Chief Pena will be our guest speaker covering the Fire House 57 temporary closure and other topics. Looking forward to seeing you there. 

    Have EVERYONE call 3-1-1

    posted Sep 15, 2017, 6:37 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

    The City of Houston administration is now indicating they are picking up storm debris based on 311 call volume, NOT on worst first, or anything that is needs based, or recognizes the sanitary sewer overflows that has inundated the west side’s debris.
     
    Our office has a simple ask for every single constituent: call 311; give them your address and tell them your storm debris needs to be picked up.  Please share this request in every way you think appropriate (website, email blasts, bulletin board, even put it up on Next Door; if you see your neighbor, ask them to call 311); mark your outreach EMERGENCY OR URGENT.  If they want call volume, it is now incumbent on every District G constituent to give them call volume.  Remember, you can call 3-1-1, email 311@houstontx.gov, use the start phone app, or go online at www.houston311.org.
     

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