These workshops are open to the public and are geared to home owners who would like to learn more about the appraisal process and tools available to them that may help reduce their property tax bills, such as homestead exemptions and appraisal protests.
See the document below for more info.
District G CIP Meeting to be Held March 7
Mayor Sylvester Turner to Attend
The District G Capital Improvement Plan ("CIP") meeting will be held Tuesday, March 7, 2017, from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. in the Paul Revere Middle School Auditorium, located at 10502 Briar Forest Drive, 77042.
The City of Houston invites residents to participate in the annual CIP process. The meetings afford residents an opportunity to hear from city officials about CIP projects in their district, ask questions, voice concerns and provide input regarding community improvements and services. To view the city's adopted Capital Improvement Plan for Fiscal Years 2017-2021, please visit http://www.houstontx.gov/cip/index.html
Constituents are invited to arrive at 6:30 P.M. and visit one-on-one with PWE representatives regarding current or planned CIP Projects. There will also be a number of other organizations with a table who will be providing constituents with relevant information (e.g., The Energy Corridor District, the Westchase District, etc.). Mayor Sylvester Turner will attend the CIP meeting and provide updates on important city issues.
The city will provide reasonable accommodations to citizens with disabilities and special needs by request in advance of the meeting date. To request accommodations, call the Department of Neighborhoods at 832-393-0955 at least three days before the meeting.
From Harris Country Flood Control District:
Unfortunately, active construction sites within open park space have led to dangerous situations involving pedestrians and bike riders on a daily basis. To minimize these risks moving forward, Terry Hershey Park will be partially closed for the duration of HCFCD’s construction project.
Closure in the repair area is effective immediately and will last until bank stabilization repairs are complete. Harris County Constables will be patrolling the closed area and issuing citations to trespassers.
Please refer to the attached information sheet for details regarding this closure, and share with your distribution list. If there are questions not addressed by the information sheet, please feel free to contact us directly at 713-684-4040 or ProjectCommunications@hcfcd.org
In relation to the Kirwood drainage and rebuild plan:
The Nottingham Task Force has met with City of Houston experts who recommend that we continue to gather support for the Nottingham Task Force Plan. This includes initiating a motion at the December Meeting to ask the Memorial Super Neighborhood 16 members to vote in support of the Nottingham community's plan concerning Kirkwood. The experts shared that PWE will take this vote of support as evidence of more support than the previous vote by MSN 16. We ask that this request be added to the December agenda. We have also been advised that this motion should be approved before the end of the year. The community plans a letter writing campaign to the Mayor but we must have followed all of the pre-steps so that our request will be taken seriously.
This motion is requested by David Mandery (Nottingham Civic Association) and Fran Marintsch (Nottingham IV HOA).
Supporting Files Below
Energy Corridor Recycles Day 2016, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, at the Addicks Park and Ride, 14230 Katy Fwy.
Certified electronics recycling during the event will be handled by CompuCycle. Electronics accepted for recycling include:
Also, household textiles and toys, plus documents destined for secure shredding.
From Monday's meeting - below is the parking information for the Sunday Streets in the Energy Corridor event.
More information is available on the Energy Corridor website.
The banks of Buffalo Bayou in Terry Hershey Park in west Houston experienced severe erosion during the major floods of 2016, followed by a 3-month release of stormwater from the Addicks and Barker reservoirs. There are now over a dozen locations on the north side of Buffalo Bayou that are public safety hazards. The sites are spread out from Dairy Ashford Road to downstream of Wilcrest Road.
The planned emergency repair project, within Harris County Flood Control District right-of-way, is a cooperative effort between the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD), the Harris County Engineering Department (HCED), and Harris County Precinct 3. HCFCD and HCED partnered on the design. HCFCD will reconstruct and stabilize the channel banks,and Harris County Precinct 3 will reconstruct and relocate park improvements, including trails.
Complete fact sheet below:
Related to the Memorial weekend shooting:
There will be a work party Saturday July 2 at 606 Wycliffe to help the good Samaritan Byron Wilson, who was shot while trying to stop the shooter. Time 8am to 2pm, breakfast and lunch provided, please email email@example.com for more info and to let them know you are coming.
There will be a blood drive at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church on Sat July 9 and Sun July 10, details in the flyer attached below.
Save the Date: June 16, 2016, 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. for the Nottingham Drainage and Paving Project (CIP # M-000247) Pubic Engagement Meeting. We are still attempting to secure a location that is convenient to the adjacent neighborhoods but not in the middle of the ongoing Memorial Drive construction project.
This project will provide flood relief for the areas shown below in light blue, and will reconstruct Kirkwood to current design standards from Memorial Drive on the south to Britoak on the north. Large storm drainage infrastructure will be installed under Kirkwood and under Woodthorpe from Carlingford to Westforest as shown below in dark blue.
Current Anticipated Milestones:
Design Completion Date: October 24, 2016 (Expected)
Construction Advertisement Date: May 26, 2017 (Expected)
Construction Contract Award Date: September 20, 2017 (Expected)
Estimated Construction Cost: $14,792,535
Adjacent Neighborhoods Include:
Nottingham Section 1
Nottingham Section 2
Nottingham Section 3
Nottingham Section 4
Nottingham West Section 1
Nottingham West Section 2
Nottingham West Section 3
Yorkshire Section 1
Yorkshire Section 2
Please save the date and plan on attending this informative meeting if you are in an area that will be affected. More information together with the location of the meeting will be distributed in the near future.
The City Of Houston is proposing to eliminate the Solid Waste Sponsorship Agreement Program that provides a partial refund of taxes paid for City trash pickup to those HOAs who pay for private trash pickup.
District G believes we should email the Mayor and other Council Members stating opposition to elimination of the Solid Waste Sponsorship Agreement Program. Below is a list of email addresses.
Also, District G believes it’s very effective to speak at a public session outlining the hardship on HOAs and residents elimination of the program will cause. If you can speak on the issue at one of City Council's Tuesday public sessions, please contact the City Secretary to sign up in advance to speak (832.393.1100). Tuesday’s public sessions begin at 2:00 p.m. at City Hall, 901 Bagby, second floor. Any Tuesday in May before the 25th works. If you do plan to speak at City Hall, one of District G’s staff members will be happy to assist you with parking, directions, etc. Please call District G’s office at 832.393.3007 for assistance.
Sponsorship Agreements Notice
In our review of the form of Solid Waste Sponsorship Agreement, we noted that Section 5.8 states, in part:
"Each renewal option may be exercised by the Director following the timely receipt of a letter from the Civic Association which clearly expresses an intent to renew for the one-year period following June 30 of the current Contract year. If no such letter is received by the Director on or before June 30, then the renewal option right shall expire."
Section 5.1 states that notices "shall be in writing and shall be given or be served by depositing the same in the United States mail, post paid and registered or certified and addressed to the party to be notified, with return receipt requested." Receipt is effective three days after deposit. The address listed to send the notice to is: Director, Department of Solid Waste Management, City of Houston, Post Office Box 1562, Houston, Texas 77251.
In years past, the Solid Waste Department would send out a new agreement that neighborhoods would sign and send back. Given the proposal to eliminate the Solid Waste Sponsorship Agreement Program, the City may not follow that protocol this year. As such, neighborhoods should consider sending in a notice “which clearly expresses an intent to renew” in May to Solid Waste in order to ensure that if the program is continued for FY2017, your neighborhood will continue to be part of the program.
You should review your current Sponsorship Agreement to verify the foregoing.
Shared InformationFor everyone's convenience we can post the letters that you send to the City so that others can use them as templates. Send a copy of your letter to firstname.lastname@example.org