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Buffalo Bayou Community Plan

posted Nov 19, 2020, 4:43 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Linked below you will find the final Houston Stronger Alternative Review and Community Plan as prepared in response to the USACE Buffalo Bayou & Tributaries Resiliency Study and Interim Report.


Remember, final comments and alternative recommendations are due tomorrow, November 20.



Action Needed to Protect Houston's Historic Waterway

posted Nov 13, 2020, 10:25 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Passing along this announcement from Jessica McFall of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership:

Buffalo Bayou Park and Other Green Spaces Will Be Severely Impacted by US Army Corps of Engineers Study Recommendations

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has released the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study Interim Report which proposes various projects aimed at reducing flooding along the Buffalo Bayou Watershed. After strong community reaction, the Corps has extended the comment period to November 20, 2020.

Read the Report

While BBP supports the USACE’s overall goal of relieving flooding, it has grave concerns as stated in a letter the organization sent to the Corps.


Read BBP's Letter to the Corps

CONCERNS:

  • Widening the channel to 230 ft. and deepening it by 12 ft. will make it impossible to retain natural features and riparian vegetation all along Buffalo Bayou and will devastate Buffalo Bayou Park, the beautiful 160-acre green space recently restored by BBP, Harris County Flood Control District, City of Houston and the Kinder Foundation with $75 million of improvements.

  • Radically increasing the flow of water during floods will worsen damage in Buffalo Bayou Park.

  • Channel modifications and replacement of infrastructure will severely impact Buffalo Bayou’s extensive wildlife, including the more than 250,000 Mexican Free-tail Bats living near the Waugh Drive and Congress Avenue bridges.

  • Buffalo Bayou’s role as a recreational amenity and a unique visitor experience will be forever changed.

  • USACE does not propose to enlarge the bayou in downtown where downtown parks, the City Hall and Harris County complexes, and Theater District all flooded during Harvey.

  • Finally, USACE’s own analysis shows that the project’s costs will be far greater than its benefits in reducing flooding. This means Buffalo Bayou will be devastated for a project that does not make economic sense.


If you care about protecting Buffalo Bayou Park and other green spaces that BBP has transformed, send your comments to the Corps TODAY! (Note deadline: November 20, 2020)

For your convenience, feel free to copy the note below and send it to the Corps at BBTRS@usace.army.mil or click the button below. Personalize as needed.

We also encourage you to contact our Houston U.S. Congressional Representatives who oversee the USACE with districts along the affected parts of Buffalo Bayou: Lizzie Fletcher, Dan Crenshaw and Sheila Jackson Lee.


Click to Send an Email to the Corps TODAY


TO: US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

RE: Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study Interim Report


I am writing to express my concerns regarding the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study Interim Report. Numerous recommendations in the report will cause considerable harm to Buffalo Bayou Park, the award-winning 160-acre green space near downtown. I believe the study recommends outdated solutions rather than forward-thinking nature-based solutions. Widening and deepening the channel will cause irreparable harm to the bayou’s natural features, as well as to the vast wildlife living along the waterway.


I’d also like to point out that in addition to causing increased flooding in Buffalo Bayou Park, flooding will be exacerbated in parks and sites downstream, including the City Hall and Harris County complexes and Theater District; all of which experienced severe flooding during Hurricane Harvey. This issue is not addressed in the Corp’s report.


I understand that the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) is recommending a tunnel option which Buffalo Bayou Partnership supports.


I urge the Corps to adopt a natural channel design that will result in a healthy functioning riparian corridor. By doing so, you will be protecting Buffalo Bayou so that Houstonians from all walks of life can enjoy its natural beauty, wildlife, and recreational and cultural offerings for generations to come.


...


Buffalo Bayou Partnership is the non-profit organization revitalizing and transforming Buffalo Bayou, Houston's most significant natural resource


Our mailing address is:

Buffalo Bayou Partnership

1019 Commerce Street

Suite 200

Houston, TX 77002



Jim Murphy comments on USACE interim report

posted Nov 6, 2020, 3:04 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


In response to numerous requests from the communities within the study area, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is extending the comment period for the BBTRS until November 20th, 2020.



We also just received this from Jim Murphy's office:


Representative Murphy asked me to pass this letter on to you directly. It includes his comments to the USACE Galveston District regarding the interim study. Feel free to share.


Murphy USACE Buffalo Bayou Comments.pdf


Also, it marks a great opportunity to (re)introduce myself. I'm very glad to be back working hard for West Houston. If I can do anything for you or your neighbors, please ask!


Benjamin Williams

Chief of Staff

Office of State Representative Jim Murphy

(512) 463-0514

Capitol 4N.3



CitizensNet Newsletter: Surveys & Feedback

posted Nov 6, 2020, 2:53 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood



Make your community what you want it to be. Share the survey with your neighbors, family, and friends.

Why share the survey?

We all deserve a comfortable place to live.

This is your opportunity to tell Harris County and the City of Houston on how to responsibly develop improvements for economic, environmental, and social balance in the most valuable space of all, your home and community.

Make your community what you want it to be. Share the survey with your neighbors, family, and friends.

About the Study

Home is more than a word. It’s where your life happens.

The Harris County Housing Survey is commissioned by Harris County and the City of Houston.

The survey, conducted by The Kinder Institute for Urban Research, will provide a picture of real estate needs in the Houston area.

Why is the survey important?

Severe weather and a growing population present new social needs for the five million residents who call Harris County home.

The results of the Harris County Housing Survey will inform decisions that impact safe and affordable homes and apartments in your community.

Harris County received $10 billion to implement the results of the survey, and your responses show your local government how to spend those funds on real estate in your neighborhood like determining where homes need to be built or repaired, types of dwelling options that are needed, and maintaining affordable costs for hardworking Houstonians.

This is your opportunity to tell Harris County and the City of Houston on how to responsibly develop improvements for economic, environmental, and social balance in the most valuable space of all, your home and community.

We are asking all area residents ages 18+ to please take the survey at MyHomeIsHere.org

Community organizations can also schedule a My Home Is Here field researcher to join your organization’s next virtual meeting to engage, inform and activate your community in just 20 minutes. Contact Tiffany Nelson at 713.966.6937, ext. 902 or email pm@thefordmomentum.com.

CitizensNet | City of Houston

CitizensNet was created to share important city issues of interest to you and your neighbors.

Subscribe to CitizensNet or manage your preferences here:

houstontx.gov/citizensnet/

Thank you for your interest in the City of Houston!




USACE interim report comment period extended

posted Nov 4, 2020, 10:20 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


The USACE Buffalo Bayou and Tributary interim study comment period has been extended. See letter to Lizzie Fletcher below...


USACE Comment period extension (Letter to L. Fletcher)

Takeaways from the Meeting Last Night

posted Oct 16, 2020, 8:06 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Dear Neighbors,


Thank you to everyone who participated in last night's virtual meeting. Considering it was the first time using Zoom for many, everything went pretty smoothly. If you missed the meeting, you can find Steve Robinson's presentation at Buffalo Bayou interim report presentation.pdf.


The public comment period is open through November 2. Individuals interested in responding may send email to BBTRS@usace.army.mil or postal mail to USACE Galveston District, ATTN: BBTRS, P.O. Box 1229, Galveston, TX, 77553.


There are two more virtual informational meetings being held by the USACE:

  • Thursday, October 22, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Monday, October 26, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

The full report and instructions for connecting to the USACE virtual information sessions can be found at links below:

One last thing. Randy wants to know everybody who received the USACE postcard shown below. If you received one of these or know who in your community did, please email rjones@terravisions.net.

Study Interim Report Summary Presentation

posted Oct 14, 2020, 8:18 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood



Linked below is a summary presentation of the US Army Corps of Engineers’ October 2020 interim feasibility report of the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study given by Steve Robinson with the law firm Allen Boone Humphries Robinson. Steve will discuss this interim report in a Zoom virtual meeting of the Memorial Super Neighborhood delegation and registered parties this Thursday evening (tomorrow) starting at 6:30 PM.


Buffalo Bayou interim report presentation.pdf (New!)


Zoom meeting details below:


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7132340604


Meeting ID: 713 234 0604

One tap mobile

+13462487799,,7132340604# US (Houston)


Dial by your location

+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Meeting ID: 713 234 0604

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kjCxnKzBT



The previously announced information about the upcoming US Army Corps of Engineers virtual information sessions and comment submittal regarding the interim report on the USACE Buffalo Bayou Resiliency Study are available by following these links:


Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Interim Report 10.01.20_Final.pdf (full report)


Houston Stronger Handout.pdf


BBTRS Virtual Information Sessions.pdf



USACE Buffalo Bayou Interim Report

posted Oct 11, 2020, 4:46 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Dear Neighbors,


The US Army Corps of Engineers has released their Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study Interim Report. The report details the findings and recommendations resulting from studies initiated in response to Hurricane Harvey in 2017. A number of project alternatives are presented including a major widening of Buffalo Bayou from the dams all the way to downtown and the ship channel. The public comment period closes on November 2, 2020.


The Memorial Super Neighborhood is organizing a special meeting to gather feedback from our members so that we may provide a unified response. The meeting will be held virtually on Zoom on Thursday, October 15 starting at 6:30 PM. Please plan to attend. Zoom meeting details below:


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7132340604


Meeting ID: 713 234 0604

One tap mobile

+13462487799,,7132340604# US (Houston)


Dial by your location

+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Meeting ID: 713 234 0604

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kjCxnKzBT


The full interim report and details about informational public meetings are available at the links below.


Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Interim Report 10.01.20_Final.pdf


Houston Stronger Handout.pdf


BBTRS Virtual Information Sessions.pdf




Harris County Home Buyers Fair

posted Sep 24, 2020, 2:27 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


By City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods:


Hurricane Harvey devastated Harris County, flooding many homes and displacing so many of our neighbors. As recovery continues, Harris County is opening doors on new homes. Join us Saturday, September 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the 2020 Inaugural Harris County Home Buyers Fair. This virtual event will provide information on new opportunities and programs that can help you achieve home ownership. Learn about assistance for down payment and closing costs, special incentives on move-in ready homes and so much more, plus drawings for gift cards.


More information including how to register here.


Thank you,

Rene Ruiz


Sr. Customer Service Representative

Mayor’s Assistance Office

Department of Neighborhoods

City of Houston



Greg Travis counting on you for 2020 Census

posted Aug 19, 2020, 5:02 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


From Greg Travis, Houston City Council Member, District G...


Dear Friends and Neighbors:

NOW is the time to take a STAND.

Take the first step to making

YOUR VOICE HEARD.

Are you tired of being stuck in traffic? Want better schools?

Did you feel that the Westside of Houston was ignored by the Federal Government during and after Harvey?

Want another Representative in Congress to represent you?

If you answered yes to any of these,

then I need you to do yourself a big favor:

I need YOU to complete the 2020 Census Form.

We pay more than enough in taxes each year, but for our district to ever have any hope of getting any of it back, we need to show up and be counted in more ways than one.

The results of this once-a-decade count determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives, they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts, and will help government decide how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade.

Please fill out the form!

Responding Online

Responding by Phone or call 844-330-2020

Responding by Mail

I hope I can COUNT on YOU.

These numbers will be USED.

Make sure YOU have a SAY.

Sincerely,

Greg Travis


Back to School Fest

posted Jul 26, 2020, 3:08 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Via City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods


If interested in volunteering, please follow the link. All safety precautions will be met.


Thank you,

Rene Ruiz


Sr. Customer Service Representative

Mayor’s Assistance Office

Department of Neighborhoods

City of Houston


The 10th Annual Mayor’s Back 2 School Fest Presented by Shell will be staged to accommodate necessary CDC protocols in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, it will take place as a drive-through event in the NRG Yellow Parking Lot on Friday & Saturday, August 7-8, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. We have partnered with the Houston Food Bank and will distribute food, masks, backpacks, and school supplies for Houston-area elementary students and their families.


**We need help with backpack assembly at the Houston Food Bank and the day of the event.**


If you are interested in BACKPACK ASSEMBLY, please click here.

If you are interested in VOLUNTEERING THE DAY OF, please click here.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

#HOUSTONSTRONG




Resilient Houston Framework to Include COVID-19 Measures

posted May 19, 2020, 5:03 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Houston Integrates COVID-19 Response and Recovery into Resilient Houston Framework


Mayor's Office Press Release


May 18, 2020 -- To effectively navigate through the global coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Sylvester Turner has updated the Resilient Houston plan to include a COVID-19 addendum to guide the city's response to this public health crisis and associated economic impacts. Resilient Houston is the city's strategy for responding and recovering from unexpected shocks and systemic stresses, such as a hurricane, flooding, cyberattacks, or terrorism.


"We did not develop a resilience plan to put it on a shelf and keep it there," said Mayor Sylvester Turner. "The City of Houston is using it in real time to provide relief during the COVID-19 public health crisis and the national economic downturn. It will guide us as we approach hurricane season, summer heatwaves, and other resilience challenges, that Houstonians know too well."


Resilient Houston, first released in February 2020, is the city's framework for addressing urban resilience challenges at multiple scales. It develops a vision for Houston as a healthy place to live; an equitable, inclusive and affordable city; a leader in climate adaptation; a city that grows up, not out; and a transformative economy that builds forward. With the COVID-19 global pandemic and associated economic challenges, this vision and associated goals, targets, and actions are more critical than ever. The COVID-19 addendum to Resilient Houston helps Houston to manage the crisis while building its future.


"The COVID-19 addendum details how Houston can apply our existing framework to the challenge at hand and how the City and our partners can prioritize the actions we take to maximize the benefits for Houstonians," said Marissa Aho, Chief Resilience Officer.


The COVID-19 addendum identifies 42 of Resilient Houston's 62 actions and how they apply to ongoing COVID-19 response and recovery phases, including emergency response, stabilization, adaptive recovery, and institutionalization. It provides short tangible examples of how the COVID-19 global pandemic has amplified our existing resilience challenges and created new challenges to address.


"The COVID-19 addendum to Resilient Houston will help to guide the approach we take to COVID-19 recovery, which will prioritize our most at-risk and vulnerable populations and include steps we can take to improve health, equity and access, and the economy," said Marvin Odum, COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Czar.


Examples include how COVID-19 impacts employment and workforce development, supporting small businesses and products made locally, increasing equitable access to open recreational space for physical and mental health, equitable community engagement during recovery, and leveraging smart city infrastructure to better track public health data.


The COVID-19 addendum was developed by Houston's Chief Resilience Officer with pro bono support from HR&A Advisors to analyze Resilient Houston's goals and actions in the context of the COVID-19 global pandemic and develop a framework for phasing resilience actions.


About the City of Houston's Resilience Office


Marissa Aho, AICP, the Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) for the City of Houston, leads the city's resilience efforts, including the development and implementation of the Resilient Houston strategy, launched in February 2020. Resilient Houston is focused on building resilience at every scale and is organized into five chapters, 18 goals and targets, and 62 actions. Each chapter identifies actions for increasing the resilience of Houstonians, our neighborhoods, our bayous, our city, and our region.


To access Resilient Houston and the Covid-19 addendum (page 174-176), visit https://www.houstontx.gov/mayor/Resilient-Houston-20200518-single-page.pdf


For more information about Houston's resilience program, visit https://www.houstontx.gov/mayor/chief-resilience-officer.html



COVID-19 Testing

posted May 19, 2020, 4:54 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


From Rene Ruiz


I hope you are all safe at this time. As a community you may never know who may be in need of free testing. The nearest free testing site for the Westside is at Delmar Stadium, 2020 Mangum Road, from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., and is active until further notice. For anyone in need of this service please call 832-393-4220 for access code.


Thank you,


Rene Ruiz

Sr. Customer Service Representative

Mayor’s Assistance Office

Department of Neighborhoods


https://houstonemergency.org/covid-19-testing


Anyone, regardless of symptoms, may receive a FREE COVID-19 test at our drive-thru testing sites. Call 832-393-4220 for access code and directions to nearest site. A FEMA contractor calls with test results, also made available through the LabCorp or Quest Diagnostics website, as described in this document.


After Hours


If you reach our call center after hours, are requesting a test for you or someone else, and plan to come in the following day, please complete a prescreening application.


Prescreening space is limited and will close once capacity is reached. Unique IDs are valid for 24 hours.


ALERTHOUSTON


Houston Health Department and partners to offer more than a dozen free COVID-19 test sites week of May 18


Houstonians will continue to benefit from easier access to free COVID-19 tests as the Houston Health Department and its partner agencies offer 13 testing sites across the city the week of May 18, focusing on vulnerable communities.


Texas Division of Emergency Management


The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the health department will open four drive-thru test sites at these locations:


Hilliard Elementary School, 8115 East Houston Street, May 18-20

Yolanda Black Navarro Middle School, 5100 Polk Street, May 18-20

B.C. Elmore Elementary School, 8200 Tate Street, May 21-23

John R. Harris Elementary School, 801 Broadway Street, May 21- 23

TDEM sites require appointments, obtained by calling 512-883-2400 or visiting txcovidtest.org. The sites will open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or until each reaches its daily capacity of 250 tests.


United Memorial Medical Center


United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) and the health department will extend operations at an existing site and open five new drive-thru sites May 18-22 at these locations:


Fonwood Early Childhood Center, 9709 Mesa Drive, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Forest Brook Middle School, 7525 Tidwell Road, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

United Memorial Medical Center, 510 W Tidwell Road, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cullen Middle School, 6900 Scott Street, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Griggs EC/PK/K School, 801 Regional Park Drive, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Houston Community College-Southeast testing site, 6815 Rustic Street, which opened May 7, will continue operations through May 22 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


UMMC sites do not require people to have symptoms or appointments and have a daily capacity of 250 tests each.


People needing information about UMMC test sites can call 1-866-333-COVID or visit ummcscreening.com.


Houston Health Department Community-Based Sites


The health department continues to operate two free drive-thru COVID-19 community-based testing sites open to anyone, regardless of symptoms. Each site has capacity for 500 tests per day and opens daily until capacity is reached.


People must call the department’s COVID-19 Call Center at 832-393-4220 to receive an access code and directions to the nearest community-based site.


Kroger Health


Kroger Health and the health department will operate a free drive-thru test site at the Acres Homes Multi-Service Center, 6719 W. Montgomery Drive, May 19-23.


The site requires appointments by visiting krogerhealth.com/covidtesting. The site will operate 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or until reaching its daily capacity of 175 tests.


Federally Qualified Health Centers


The health department is also providing test kits, lab access and equipment to four local Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) so they can expand their COVID-19 testing capacity. The centers and phone numbers people can call to set up testing appointments are:


Spring Branch Community Health Center, 713-462-6565

El Centro de Corazon, 713-660-1880

Avenue 360 Health and Wellness, 713-426-0027 and

Lone Star Circle of Care at the University of Houston, 877-596-6192.

FQHC patients pay what they can afford, based on income and family size, and are not denied services due to inability to pay or lack of insurance.


Stay Informed


Houstonians should visit HoustonEmergergency.org/covid19 for test site information and updates about the COVID-19 response.





City Council Virtual Meetings Starting May 19

posted May 18, 2020, 8:36 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


The City of Houston Announces Public Participation Guidelines as City Council Begins Virtual Meetings on Tuesday, May 19, 2020


Mayor's Office Press Release


May 15, 2020 -- Consistent with Governor Greg Abbott’s suspension of various provisions of the Open Meetings Act, effective the May 19, 2020 meeting and until further notice, to reduce the chance of COVID-19 transmission, Houston City Council meetings will be held virtually using Microsoft Teams [*].


Public comment will be allowed via teleconference; no one will be allowed to appear in person in the Council Chamber. The meeting will also be broadcast on HTV, the City of Houston’s municipal channel, and streamed on the City’s website at https://www.houstontx.gov/htv/index.html and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/HoustonTelevision/videos/.


To speak remotely at the May 19, 2020 Council Meeting:

  • All speakers must register in advance (Monday, May 18, 2020 by 5 p.m.). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting starting at 2 p.m.

  • If you need translation services, please notify staff when registering.

  • You will need to call in prior to the start of the meeting. The number to call is: (936) 755-1521; Conference ID# 839 659 132#.

  • Please note that you must remain on mute until the Mayor recognizes you to speak.

  • When your name is called, press *6 to unmute yourself, and again, to mute yourself after your timed comments are heard. You will then have 1, 2, or 3, minutes to speak and then the bell will ring.

  • If you speak out of turn, the meeting administration may mute you. If you speak again out of turn, you may be removed from the meeting.

  • If you did not register in advance, you will not be recognized to speak.

  • Speakers who are late or do not speak up when their name is called will not be able to speak.

  • Please hang up or disconnect to leave the meeting.

  • Please note that phone numbers of public speakers may show during the broadcast and recording of the Council Meeting.

The recording of a public meeting subject to the Open Meetings Act is public information under the Texas Public Information Act.


[* TEAMS is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation]



Distribution of Face Masks

posted Apr 30, 2020, 1:19 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


From Council Member Greg Travis

April 30, 2020


Dear Friends and Neighbors:


I appreciate Mayor Turner providing 5,000 additional face masks to our office in hopes that any residents needing or wanting them are able to obtain appropriate facial coverings.


It is critical these masks are distributed to the most vulnerable residents in District G - this includes the elderly, those with pre-existing medical conditions, and those who cannot afford to purchase masks for themselves or their family. To that end, I will not be haphazardly distributing our limited supply of face masks.


Below is a list of local organizations and churches that have agreed to help distribute these masks. If you meet the criteria above and are in need of a mask please call the phone number listed and arrange for a pick-up at the location most convenient for you. Some of these locations are only able to operate during certain hours so please remember to call beforehand.


These additional organizations have received masks from our office (If we are allocated more masks, we will update this list with new pickup locations):


St. Philip Presbyterian Church (713) 622-4807

St. Luke's United Methodist Church (713) 622-5710

Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism (713) 782-4162

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church (713) 490-9544


These organizations received an allotment of masks on Monday:


Memorial Drive United Methodist Church (713) 468-8356 ext. 119

Ashford United Methodist Church (281) 497-1146

St. John Vianney Catholic Church (281) 497-1500


Sincerely,


Greg Travis

New Lease Fee for City Trash Containers

posted Apr 27, 2020, 1:54 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


For our delegate HOAs that do not use private contract garbage and recycle collection service. Please send comments, concerns, etc. to Council Member Greg Travis.


Via Julia Retta:


Council Member Kamin wanted you to be aware of an item on this week's agenda to create a new fee for the "Lease and Management of Containers for Garbage and Recyclables for Residential Units." This is Item 16 and you can find the RCA language here: https://houston.novusagenda.com/agendapublic/CoverSheet.aspx?ItemID=19574&MeetingID=428


"The Chapter 39 update establishes a cart lease fee of $0.57 per container, or $1.14 per customer household served. The applied lease payment will provide proper maintenance and replacement levels for the city’s container inventory. The updated asset management program places the City operation on par with other major Texas cities container management programs. The lease fund will support appropriate purchasing levels of both black and green containers; replacement parts and tools; rolling stock; and personnel to support deliveries and customer service in the four solid waste operations quadrants. The lease charge will appear on customer monthly water bills beginning effective July 1, 2020."


We wanted you all to know about this ASAP. I suspect the item will be tagged giving us another week to review, and for your information, we are planning a broader email to our civic clubs and email list early next week, but are trying to get more information first.


Please let us know of any feedback, concerns, questions.


Thank you for your leadership!



COVID-19 Community Resource Guide

posted Apr 27, 2020, 1:26 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Releases COVID-19 Community Resource Guide


Washington, April 24, 2020


Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released a COVID-19 Community Resource Guide to ensure residents across Texas’ Seventh Congressional District have access to essential information on the different resources available during the pandemic. The COVID-19 Community Resource Guide includes information on local and federal resources, health guidance from Harris County and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, small business assistance, frequently asked questions, and more.


“As our community responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all navigating real challenges in our lives. Helping our community combat these challenges is one of my top priorities, which is why I am glad to share our COVID-19 Community Resource Guide,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher. “I want to make it as easy as possible to navigate the various avenues of support available — from health care to nutrition to small business assistance — as well as answer some of the most frequently asked questions. I hope families across our district find these resources helpful, and my office will continue to provide assistance with any additional inquiries.”


The COVID-19 Community Resource Guide provides a wide range of resources in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. You can access the guide here.




COVID-19 City Virtual Town Hall

posted Apr 27, 2020, 1:05 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Tune in to the Coronavirus Virtual Town Hall on Tues., April 28th at 5 p.m. The Town Hall will feature Mayor Sylvester Turner, U.S. Rep Sylvia Garcia, State Senator Carol Alvarado, Dr. Laila Woc-Colburn and other local health experts.


You can watch live on the Houston Municipal Channels @HTVHouston’s Facebook page and Channel 16.


Mary Benton

Director of Communications

Office of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner



Fill out your Census 2020 form at home

posted Mar 31, 2020, 2:46 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


From Rene Ruiz:


Hope you are doing well during this time of Stay Home Work Safe order. While several families are home we would like to remind them the importance of filling out their Census form. Please assist the City of Houston by sending this out via email and thru your newsletters. The attached updated graphic puts the call for Census participation in the context of the Stay Home Work Safe order, as follows:


Take the Census from the safety of your own home at www.my2020census.gov or 1-844-330-2020.



Thank You,

Rene Ruiz

Sr. Customer Service Representative

Mayor’s Citizens’ Assistance Office

Department of Neighborhoods

City of Houston

900 Bagby City Hall Annex

Ground Level

Houston, TX 77002


832-393-0939 Direct

832.393.0955 Main

713.865.3397 Cell

832-393-0952 Fax


Rene.Ruiz@houstontx.gov

Virus Modifications to METRO Service

posted Mar 20, 2020, 5:36 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


COVID-19 Response Brings Significant Modifications to METRO Service


Metro Transit Authority of Harris County sent this bulletin at 03/20/2020 04:25 PM CDT


Release Date: March 20, 2020

Media Hot Line: 713.739.4040

Starting Monday METRO Bus Riders to Board & Exit Through Rear Doors During COVID-19 Response

Also Beginning Next Week Fare Collection Temporarily Suspended

METRO is making several significant service modifications to allow for continued safe operations of critical public transportation services amid the coronavirus COVID-19 response.

Local Bus

  • Starting Monday, March 23, to support social distancing, passengers must use the rear door when boarding and exiting a local bus.

  • Only passengers with mobility issues will be able to request the use of the front door of the bus to access the ramp.

  • Beginning, Monday, March 23, local bus routes will be operating on a schedule similar to Saturday service Monday through Friday.

Park & Ride Bus

  • Park & Ride routes to the Texas Medical Center will continue to operate normally.

292 West Bellfort/ Westwood/ TMC

297 South Point/ Monroe/ TMC

298 Kingsland/ Addicks/ NWTC/ TMC

  • Service will be reduced on all other Park & Ride routes following a sharp ridership decline.

  • A shuttle has been added to serve stops in the TMC and reduce passenger loads on METRORail.

METRORail

  • METRORail will operate on normal schedules.

Fares and other Service Notes

  • Beginning Monday, March 23, METRO is temporarily suspending collection of fares on local bus, light rail, Park & Ride and METROLift.

  • The Authority is implementing this change to assist those facing sudden economic hardship and provide ease of use for medical workers.

  • Starting, Monday, March 23, all RideStore locations will be closed.

Passengers are reminded to only take essential trips to support essential services and follow the advice of public health officials. Customers should check service alerts for updated schedule information.

METRORail passangers practice social distancing as seats are marked unavailable.

Additional adjustments have reduced customer seating by 50 percent and allow passengers to spread out while on board.

The following changes have been implemented to encourage social distancing:

  • Seats on buses and METRORail have been tagged as unavailable.

  • Additional buses have been added to popular routes at peak commute times to reduce crowding on vehicles.

  • Signs and notifications have been posted at transit centers, Park & Ride lots and rail stations to encourage passengers to practice responsible social distancing.

  • When buses reach 50 percent seating, digital signs will advise customers to wait for the next bus.

Digitial sign displays hygine message.


METRORail customers should spread out across each rail car and avoid crowding on trains.

Those utilizing Park & Ride buses and METROLift should also expect reduced seating to limit close contact among riders.

METRO is continuing with the practice of putting an even greater emphasis on disinfecting surfaces frequently touched by the public during our daily bus and rail cleaning. (Click here for video of cleaning of METRORail platform.) As well as, displaying posters, digital signage and service alerts that remind riders of public health officials' recommendations to stop the spread of germs.

Click image to watch behind the scenes production of METRO safety notices.

The additional safety measures may result in delays on certain routes and riders should plan accordingly, including adjusting travel schedules. Also, METRO's TRIP app and Next Bus Arrival Texting may not be accurate. Customers should stay informed by subscribing to real-time, route information through METRO's service alert system and monitoring the agency's social media accounts, Twitter, Facebook. Customer service can be reached at 713-635-4000.


The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) is the region’s largest public transit provider, offering safe, reliable and affordable transportation services about 370,000 times per day. Besides operating more than 1,200 buses on METRO’s network, METRORail's system includes the Red Line (Main Street and Northline), Green Line (East End) and Purple Line (Southeast). METRO’s services also include: STAR Vanpool, METROLift, HOV/HOT lanes, Bike & Ride program, Park & Ride, and road improvement projects. Learn more about METRO services at ridemetro.org where you will also find useful tools like the RideMETRO app where you can plan your trip and even pay your fare from your phone.



March Memorial SN meeting cancelled

posted Mar 13, 2020, 7:57 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


The March 23 meeting of the Memorial Super Neighborhood has been cancelled in response to direction received this week from the City of Houston Super Neighborhood Alliance.


From: SNA Advisory Council

Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Subject: COVID-19 Update and Emergency Health Declaration


Following the mayor's press conference this afternoon, the SNA is advising all SNs to cancel all meetings and events scheduled for the remainder of March as a preventative measure to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Alliance will update you as more information becomes available.


Please note that all community meetings hosted by the City of Houston have been postponed until after March 26.


To view the mayor's press conference given earlier today, please use the following HTV video link:

https://houstontx.swagit.com/play/03112020-1300


Mike VanDusen

Super Neighborhood Alliance, Secretary




Barker Point Seniors, Ltd.

posted Jan 28, 2020, 1:33 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Attached is a letter dated January 7, 2020, from Barker Point Seniors, Ltd. handed to me at last night’s meeting notifying the Memorial Super Neighborhood of a 9% Housing Tax Credit application to the Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs for a 120-unit (103 for low-income tenants) senior housing apartment project proposed at 800 Hwy. 6 South (west side of Hwy 6, south of Memorial Drive). The letter also states the apartment density to be 34.6 units/acre.


Thanks,


Randy


attached letter




Airbag recall information

posted Nov 24, 2019, 12:04 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Here are the links to the airbag recall information and website discussed at the November meeting.




Memorial Dr. & Eldridge Pkwy. Construction Update

posted Oct 9, 2019, 7:36 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Traffic Management Update at Memorial Dr. & Eldridge Pkwy. Intersection


WHAT: Weekend construction at the center of the intersection. Dedicated left turn lanes will be available to traffic on northbound, southbound, and eastbound directions. Please see sketch below for planned traffic movements. Uniformed Peace Officers will be on site around the clock until the work area is open to traffic on Sunday. Eastbound and westbound directions of Memorial Drive will have higher than expected delays. Road users are encouraged to use alternative routes.

WHEN: Start 7:00 pm on Friday, October 11th (weather permitting) until 7:00 pm on Sunday, October 13th.

WHY: Construction of the 1 of 2 center pavement sections of the intersection. Please use caution.


CONTACT: Houston 3-1-1 (713.837.0311) reference CIP #N-000798


Visit BuildHoustonForward.org


Kenya Williams, MPA

Public Engagement, Capital Projects

832.395.2236 | Cell 832.584.6397



Perthshire Road Closure

posted Oct 7, 2019, 2:51 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Traffic Management Update at Memorial Drive


WHAT: Perthshire Road will be closed to traffic. Please see detour map below for planned traffic detours.

WHEN: Thursday, October 10th to Thursday, October 24th

WHY: Installation of a new sanitary sewer followed by concrete paving of the intersection of Perthshire Road and westbound Memorial Drive.



CONTACT: Houston 3-1-1 (713.837.0311) reference CIP #N-000798


Visit BuildHoustonForward.org


Kenya Williams, MPA

Public Engagement, Capital Projects

832.395.2236 | Cell 832.584.6397




Harvey Anniversary Community Meeting

posted Oct 7, 2019, 7:15 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


West Houston Neighborhoods is hosting a Hurricane Harvey Anniversary Community Meeting on Tuesday, October 8th from 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. at the SBISD Technology Center, 14330 Memorial Dr. Houston, TX 77079. There will be several speakers, listed below, to provide updates on flood control measures and disaster recovery efforts.


• US Representative Lizzie Fletcher

• TX State Representative Jim Murphy

• Houston City Councilman Greg Travis

• Harris County Flood Control, Director of Operations Alan Black

• City of Houston Chief Recovery Officer Stephen Costello

• Houston Housing and Community Affairs Director Tom McCasland

• General Land Office Community Outreach Coordinator Troy Allen


There will be a time for questions and answers after brief updates from each panelist.


For more information, contact Bridget Williams at 281-857-9944.



Bridges and Channel Bypasses Meeting

posted Oct 4, 2019, 7:17 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


HCFCD Public Notice:


The Harris County Flood Control District will hold a Community Engagement Meeting to share information resulting from a study of Bridges and Potential Channel Bypasses along Buffalo Bayou. The purpose of this meeting is to inform residents about this high-level analysis and share the study’s findings.


The study titled “Hydraulic Evaluation of Bridge Crossings and High Flow Bypasses in Buffalo Bayou” was initiated by community input during the Bond Program comment period in 2018. The request was to determine whether bridges crossing Buffalo Bayou obstruct flow for major storm events, and if meanders between Beltway 8 and Shepherd Drive have the potential to convey additional flow through excavation of high-flow bypasses.


The goal of the study was to identify the potential hydraulic benefits of proposed bridge and channel improvements along Buffalo Bayou. Additionally, the report identified the possible benefits of modifying Buffalo Bayou between Highway 6 and Beltway 8.


This study was funded with bonds approved by Harris County voters on August 25, 2018. Community engagement is an important component of the Bond Program, and we invite your participation as the program is implemented. The Community Engagement Meeting will be held on:


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2019, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

MEMORIAL DRIVE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, FELLOWSHIP HALL

11612 MEMORIAL DRIVE

HOUSTON, TEXAS 77024



The Public Meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a brief presentation at 6:15 p.m. Interested citizens also are invited to view the presentation online through a live feed hosted at www.facebook.com/hcfcd. An open house will follow the presentation, where interested citizens are invited to review informational exhibits, discuss the study with Harris County representatives, and provide comments to the Harris County Flood Control District. For questions, please contact the Flood Control District at 713-684-4000, or fill out the comment form online www.hcfcd.org/CI016 by October 31, 2019 for inclusion in meeting documentation.


Original announcement: Final Public Notice W100-00-00-P009 Bridge & Bypass.pdf



Houston Mayoral Candidate Forum

posted Aug 19, 2019, 8:05 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


The following announcement is from the City of Houston Super Neighborhood Alliance:


What: Houston Mayoral Candidate Forum

When: Saturday, October 5, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Houston Community College, 1300 Holman Street


Please find copied below a link to the Eventbrite listing for the Mayoral Candidate Forum that the Super Neighborhood Alliance will host on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the auditorium at the Houston Community College's central campus, 1300 Holman Street, Houston, Texas 77004. Please share the link with the members of your respective association board members, and please ask your board members to share the link with their local family members, friends and associates.


You are encouraged to register for the event so preparations for enough refreshments can be made.


Also, please send proposed questions for the candidates to this address: snacoh@gmail.com.


Register at the Eventbrite listing: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/super-neighborhood-alliance-sna-mayoral-candidate-forum-tickets-69237245465.



Changed: When the Dams Opened

posted Aug 6, 2019, 7:57 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


A free screening of the documentary Changed: When the Dams Opened is planned for the second anniversary of Harvey.


When: Tuesday, August 27th starting at 6:30 PM

Where: Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd.



Presented by Houston Innerloop Photo Club, www.hipclub.org


For more information, contact Greg Sergesketter at 713.234.0604.



More signal work at Eldridge and Memorial

posted Aug 5, 2019, 2:39 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Traffic Management Update at Memorial Dr. & Eldridge Pkwy. Intersection


WHAT: Traffic Signal Change at the intersection of Memorial & Eldridge

WHEN: Wednesday, August 7th from 8AM-3PM (weather permitting)

WHY: Traffic Switch for the work at the Northwest Corner of Eldridge. Officers will assist with traffic control. Please use caution.

CONTACT: Parmjit Kang w/Capital Projects at (832) 395-2368


Houston 3-1-1 (713.837.0311) reference CIP #N-000798



Nominations for District G Greatness Awards

posted Aug 5, 2019, 2:34 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


This fall Council Member Travis will again hold a Greatness Awards ceremony honoring our citizen volunteers. We are asking for nominations of any District G resident who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to assist neighbors. If you have a neighbor who is worthy of special recognition, please send an email to DistrictG@houstontx.gov. Include your name and contact information, the name and contact information of the person you are nominating, and a brief description of what they did to deserve this recognition. All nominations are due by August 21, 2019. A panel will review each nomination and select the winners of this year's District G Greatness Awards.


Council Member Travis will hold a recognition ceremony this fall and all award recipients will be invited to attend the function and receive their award.


Greg Travis

Houston City Council Member, District G

900 Bagby, 1st Floor

Houston, TX 77002


Phone: 832-393-3007




Changes at the Memorial/Eldridge Intersection

posted Jul 22, 2019, 5:29 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


From Kenya Williams at the Houston Public Works Dept.


Traffic Management Update at the Memorial Dr. / Eldridge Pkwy. Intersection


WHAT: Traffic Operation Change at the intersection of Eldridge & Memorial

WHEN: Tuesday, July 23rd from 9AM-2PM (weather permitting)

WHY: Traffic Switch for the work at the Northwest Corner of Eldridge. Please use caution when traveling in the area...




CONTACT: Houston 3-1-1 (713.837.0311) reference CIP #N-000798



Letter to Mayor Turner regarding Memorial Drive

posted Jun 24, 2019, 2:26 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


As received from City Council Member Greg Travis.


Memorial Drive Memo 6.19




Memorial and Eldridge intersection update

posted Jun 21, 2019, 1:36 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


From City of Houston - Public Works Department


Traffic Management Update

Memorial Dr. and Eldridge Pkwy. Intersection


The following is planned for Saturday, June 22, 2019:


The Contractor will relocate the Traffic Signal control box at the intersection of Eldridge Parkway and Memorial Drive to a temporary location to continue with his construction activities.


The controller relocation work will start at the early hours of Saturday June 22nd and should be completed by 10:00 am. During the relocation process the signal may run in all-red mode. Alternatively, the signal may be switched off and uniformed peace officers will direct traffic.


All other current traffic management measures and movements will remain unchanged.


Construction is still active at the intersection, so you must access the intersection with caution, respect the posted signs and follow instructions from police officers on site to ensure safety for all.



Comment letter regarding Buffalo Bayou Resiliency Study

posted May 28, 2019, 7:48 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


At our May 2019 meeting, the membership voted to send a comment letter to the US Army Corps of Engineers providing our input for the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study. A draft letter was circulated at the meeting. Attached is a copy of the final letter as sent.


MSN letter to the USACE 20190522.pdf




Buffalo Bayou Resiliency Study Public Meetings

posted Apr 20, 2019, 2:59 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Via Mark Kirschke:


Attached is the official notice of the five upcoming meetings being hosted by US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).


Project Page: https://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Missions/Projects/Buffalo-Bayou-and-Tributaries-Resiliency-Study


A couple of clarifications:


All comments should be sent to BBTRS@usace.army.mil (NOT to the project manager)


Within each of the 3-hour public meetings will be three (3) presentations, on the half hour. So someone interested in attending can come at 5, 6 or 7:00pm. There will be exhibits around the room to look at, and then the Corps will give a presentation at 5:30pm, 6:30pm, and 7:30pm.


Anyone who wants to comment can pick up a comment card at the meeting, submit by email to BBTRS@usace.army.mil or mail to the Corps in Galveston as per the notice.


Mark F. Kirschke

Director of Constituent Services & Communications

Greg Travis, Houston City Council Member District G

832-393-3007 (Office)


Attachments:


Public Notice Announcing Scoping Period.pdf


Buffalo Bayou Study 3-27-19.pdf




Conversation on Flooding with Lizzie Fletcher

posted Apr 16, 2019, 8:05 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


From Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) via Twitter:


When: Thursday, April 25 starting at 10:00 AM

Where: Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, 12955 Memorial Drive


Residents of Texas's 7th congressional district faced and are still facing some of the most devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey. Join our conversation about next steps, assistance, plans, and applying lessons learned to help neighbors here and across the country.


RSVP requested at bit.ly/Conversation-4-25. Please mention "Memorial Super Neighborhood" in your RSVP.


For more information or questions, (713) 353-8680.



Start Date Set for Linear Stormwater Detention Construction

posted Mar 18, 2019, 4:54 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Update received March 18 from Matt Lopez, Harris County Flood Control District:


This week, construction signage will be installed advising that Harris County Flood Control District construction on linear stormwater detention between Eldridge Parkway and Dairy Ashford Road will begin on or about April 9, 2019, and that the area will be closed to the public for the duration of construction. Construction will occur throughout the south bank of Buffalo Bayou in three areas where detention compartments are being built.


We appreciate your ongoing participation in community conversations regarding the continuing improvements the Flood Control District is undertaking in the Buffalo Bayou watershed. Thank you in advance for sharing this information within your organization and area HOAs.


Attached is an image showing the location of the detention compartments, and the construction notice which was mailed to more than 2,500 households in January 2019. Below we have outlined a few points which we hope will be helpful to you in addressing any questions you receive from neighbors:


Tree Relocation – Precinct 3 has identified 17 trees for relocation. If you see activity in the area before April 9, it is likely this relocation project. These trees are part of a program to relocate native trees to the Environmental Education Center at John Paul Landing Park.


Clearing – Trees and brush will be removed primarily in the three areas where detention compartments will be built. There also may be some limited tree removal for construction access purposes.


Tree Buffers - Plans for the area include preserving a tree buffer where possible between the detention compartments and adjacent private property, and also preserving some trees and vegetation at the water’s edge. After construction, opportunities for reforestation around the construction area will be coordinated by Harris County Precinct 3, which will continue to maintain the property as part of Terry Hershey Park.


Construction Access - Construction equipment will access the work area via public easements and the City of Houston Turkey Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. The contractor will use heavy construction equipment such as dump trucks, excavators and bulldozers to remove trees, vegetation and excavated soil. Motorists are urged to be alert to truck traffic when passing near construction access points.


Trail and Footpath Closures - All trails and footpaths on the south bank of Buffalo Bayou between Eldridge and Dairy Ashford will be closed as needed for public safety for the duration of this project. When visiting Terry Hershey Park, the public is encouraged to enjoy all open sections, to respect warning signs and trail closures, and to avoid construction equipment.


Public input on the project – In 2018, more than 900 people from the project area participated in a survey about this project. When asked to indicate their highest concern of a) reducing flooding in the area, b) protecting forest, and c) recreational amenities, 68% of those surveyed identified reducing flooding as their highest concern.


Where to find more information: www.hcfcd.org/F58


We know you will receive questions, and we would be pleased to work with you to ensure you have all of the information you need before, during and after construction.


Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need someone from the Flood Control District to speak to residents in your area.


Matt Lopez, Precinct 3 Coordinator

Harris County Flood Control District

9900 Northwest Freeway | Houston, Texas 77092

713-684-4000

www.hcfcd.org



Tunnel Presentation and Video

posted Mar 14, 2019, 7:38 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


The slides from Brian Gettinger's presentation at the February meeting are now available on the web site at The Path Forward: Flood Tunnel (pdf). The video Brian mentioned showing how the mining machine works can be found on YouTube at Herrenknecht EPB Shield.




Traffic Update - Dairy Ashford at Memorial Drive

posted Feb 12, 2019, 12:08 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


From City of Houston Public Works Department (via Energy Corridor District)


Beginning Monday, February 25th, Dairy Ashford Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction in order to complete critical utility work at the intersection with Memorial Drive, and is planned to be completed by Thursday, March 28th.


Future intermittent, short-duration, off-peak lane closures will be necessary to complete minor work in the intersection.



Linear Stormwater Detention on Buffalo Bayou

posted Jan 24, 2019, 1:14 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


From: Karen Hastings, Project Communications Manager, Harris County Flood Control District


We appreciate your ongoing participation in community conversations regarding Harris County Flood Control District activities in the Buffalo Bayou watershed, and we want to make you aware of the attached mailing which has been delivered to residents in your area.


As you probably are aware, beginning in late January, weather permitting and pending final approvals, the Flood Control District will begin construction on linear stormwater detention compartments along the south bank of Buffalo Bayou between Eldridge Parkway and Dairy Ashford Road.


The attached mailer we hope will provide residents with the information they need to better understand the need for this project, as well as what to expect regarding construction and closures in Terry Hershey Park and surrounding neighborhoods.


We know you will receive questions about the mailing and subsequent construction, and we would be pleased to work with you to ensure you have all of the information you need before, during and after construction.


Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need someone from the Flood Control District to speak to residents in your area.


Harris County Flood Control District

9900 Northwest Freeway | Houston, Texas 77092

713-684-4000

www.hcfcd.org




Roadway Closure on Eldridge Pkwy

posted Nov 26, 2018, 12:25 PM 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, 6:44 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


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, 11:26 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, 4:27 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, 7:30 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, 7:48 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


BHV - Memorial Schematics and Exhibits - DRAFT20180222.pdf




IRS Harvey Safe Harbors

posted Jan 18, 2018, 7:20 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, 11:34 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, 3:51 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, 8:37 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.


Please Limit Use of Water Until Further Notice

posted Sep 4, 2017, 7:05 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


From Greg Travis, Houston City Council Member, District G


Dear Friends and Neighbors:


RESIDENTS IN IMPACTED AREAS ARE ASKED TO PLEASE LIMIT USE OF WATER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:

City of Houston Water's West District and Turkey Creek Wastewater Treatment plants provide sanitary sewer services to areas in zip codes 77024, 77041, 77043, 77055, 77077, 77079, 77080, and 77094. Areas which are impacted by this notice are highlighted on the map below, all of which have been flooded.

Residents in these impacted areas are asked to please help Houston Water conserve resources by NOT flushing or using extra water for showers, baths, laundry, dishes or toilets until further notice. Houston Water is actively working to repair services. Updated information will be posted to www.houstonemergency.org, www.Facebook.com/HoustonPWE

and on Twitter @HoustonPWE.

For questions and concerns, please call 3-1-1.

______________________________

Greg Travis

Houston City Council Member, District G

900 Bagby, 1st Floor

Houston, TX 77002

Mailing:

P.O. Box 1562

Houston, TX 77251-1562

Phone: 832-393-3007

Email: DistrictG@HoustonTX.gov

Website: www.houstontx.gov/council/g






Buffalo Bayou Inundation Map

posted Sep 4, 2017, 7:00 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Inundation map scenario map as of Aug 2017 prepared by Harris County Flood Control District:


buffalobayou_inundationscenarios0830.pdf




2017 Home Elevation Grant Application Process

posted Aug 6, 2017, 11:19 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Announcement from Council Member Greg Travis regarding grant application process being formulated by the City.


Dear Friends and Neighbors:


The City of Houston, in partnership with the Texas Water Development Board, would like to submit a grant application on behalf of interested homeowners to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA). This grant will request funds to elevate flood-prone homes.


In order to be eligible for a grant, homeowners must have flood insurance from FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program, the flood insurance must be effective at the time the grant application is submitted and be maintained throughout the grant process, and the cost to raise your home must be less than the estimated amount of future flood claim payments.


The deadline for homeowners to submit their information to the City of Houston is Friday, August 25, 2017 at 5 pm.


Learn more at www.houstonrecovers.org


You may also attend the 2017 FMA Home Elevation Grant Informational Meeting:


Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm

Place: Metropolitan Multi-Service Center, 1475 W. Gray St., Houston, TX 77019


Please visit www.houstonrecovers.org for frequently asked questions. For additional questions, contact the City's Floodplain Management Office at (832) 394-8854 or fmo@houstontx.gov

--


Greg Travis

Houston City Council Member, District G

900 Bagby, 1st Floor

Houston, TX 77002


Mailing:

P.O. Box 1562

Houston, TX 77251-1562


Phone: 832-393-3007

Email: DistrictG@HoustonTX.gov

Website: www.houstontx.gov/council/g




Upcoming Water Main Replacement Projects

posted Jul 22, 2017, 11:15 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Communications received July 2017 from District G with details covering water main replacement projects underway or planned. Refer to attached document for project maps and lists of impacted streets.




Energy Corridor Bike to Work - Thursday May 18th

posted May 12, 2017, 10:09 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Celebrate the power of the pedal at the Energy Corridor’s 13th annual Bike to Work Day. Cyclists of all ages and abilities will enjoy music, a free breakfast, giveaways, raffle prizes and fun!


Event Description:


The Energy Corridor District will host its 13th annual Bike to Work Day event on Thursday, May 18th from 6:30-7:30am. Designated Bicycle Champions will ride with groups along popular routes to the celebration at Terry Hershey Park gazebo where participants can enjoy a complimentary breakfast, music, giveaways, raffle prizes and fun.


For those new to bicycle commuting or unsure of the best route, visit www.energycorridor.org/biketoworkday to explore routes, download maps, review rules of the road, safety tips, and more. RSVP online for the event and indicate the route you’d like to join. Don’t see a route that matches yours? Let us know and we’ll work to start a new one! Experienced cyclists are encouraged to lead others on existing routes, or start their own route.


Registration Link (if applicable): http://energycorridor.org/biketoworkday

Contact:KellyRector at krector@energycorridor.org/ 281-759-3800

More info in attachment



Speed Limit Letter - HB 1368

posted May 2, 2017, 10:50 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Below is the letter Memorial Thicket sent to the State Legislature in support of lowering the speed limit in residential areas. You may use this a template to send your own letter of support.




HCTO/HCAD 2017 Property Tax Workshops

posted Mar 22, 2017, 4:40 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


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 - March 7

posted Feb 27, 2017, 10:10 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


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.


Partial Closure - Terry Hershey Park - Northside Kirkwood to B8

posted Dec 15, 2016, 5:07 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

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

Project Website


Nottingham Task Force Plan

posted Dec 15, 2016, 10:55 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


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



Saturday Nov 19, Energy Corridor Recycles Day

posted Oct 13, 2016, 4:20 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


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:


  • personal computers, laptops, servers, server racks, switches, hubs and routers;

  • keyboards, mice, speakers, cords and cables;

  • computer monitors (CRT, LCD, LED, Plasma), projectors and TVs (no larger than 27 inches);

  • hard drives, floppy drives, tape drivers and memory chips;

  • printers, copiers, plotters and fax machines;

  • UPS batteries, power supplies;

  • CDs, VHS tapes, DVD/CD/VCR players and stereo equipment;

  • game consoles, controllers and PDAs;

  • cell phones and telephones;

  • cameras;

  • rechargeable batteries;

  • even hair styling utensils, alarm clocks and electric fans.

Also, household textiles and toys, plus documents destined for secure shredding.



Cigna Sunday Streets - Oct 2, 2016

posted Sep 27, 2016, 7:28 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


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.




Buffalo Bayou Emergency Repair

posted Aug 22, 2016, 5:14 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Overview


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:



Memorial Weekend Shooting: Blood Drive & Work Party

posted Jun 29, 2016, 2:10 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


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 burgettproperties@gmail.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.



June 16, 2016 Nottingham Drainage Public Engagement Meeting

posted Jun 8, 2016, 9:13 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


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.


COH Proposing Changes to Trash Sponsorship Program

posted May 3, 2016, 3:36 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


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.


Mayor Turner

mayor.ST@houstontx.gov


Mike Knox

atlarge1@houstontx.gov


David Robinson

atlarge2@houstontx.gov


Michael Kubosh

atlarge3@houstontx.gov


Amanda Edwards

atlarge4@houstontx.gov


Jack Christie

atlarge5@houstontx.gov


Brenda Stardig

districta@houstontx.gov


Jerry Davis

districtb@houstontx.gov


Ellen Cohen

districtc@houstontx.gov


Dwight Boykins

districtd@houstontx.gov


Dave Martin

districte@houstontx.gov


Steve Le

districtf@houstontx.gov


Greg Travis

districtg@houstontx.gov


Karla Cisneros

districth@houstontx.gov


Robert Gallegos

districti@houstontx.gov


Michael Laster

districtj@houstontx.gov


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 Information

For 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 memorialsn16@gmail.com



Memorial Drive Closed @ Memorial Forest Club Bridge - April 11

posted Mar 31, 2016, 2:52 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Memorial Drive will be closed at the bridge over W151 just east of the Memorial Forest Club starting April 11 for bridge reconstruction. It will reopen in August 2016. More info in the attached flyer.



Spring Branch - Memorial Library annual Plant & Book Festival

posted Mar 8, 2016, 5:16 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


For the Love of Books and Plants

Festival benefits Spring Branch Memorial Library

Houston – Friends of Spring Branch Memorial Library will host its annual Plant and Book Festival, featuring a wide selection of books and plants, coupons for area businesses and children’s activities on April 1st and 2nd.

Gently used children’s books and adult fiction and nonfiction, from cooking and history to religion and the classics, will be available at bargain prices, while there are great deals on bedding, flowering, exotic, indoor and outdoor plants and hanging baskets.

A silent auction features rare books, including a signed, first edition of Larry McMurtry’s “Terms of Endearment” and local restaurateur Tony Vallone’s “Tony’s, the Cookbook.” Alternatively, gift a child a beautiful volume of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” illustrated and signed by Helen Oxenbury. Additionally, there will be a sale of coupons and gift certificates for local businesses and restaurants.

H-E-B’s Buddy will make an appearance from 10 a.m. to noon on April 2, and Sweet Tomatoes is providing refreshments.

Proceeds from the event go towards additional materials, such as e-books and children’s books, summer programming and beautification of the library, which is part of the Harris County Library System.

The festival is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 1 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at Spring Branch Memorial Library, 930 Corbindale Rd. (77024) For more information, call 713-461-1313 or visit www.hcpl.net/location/spring-branch-memorial-branch-library.


Corps Meeting March 9 - Addicks & Barker Dam Update

posted Mar 1, 2016, 5:41 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will hold a public meeting March 9, 2016, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bear Creek Community Center, 16001 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77084, to update area residents and business owners about the Addicks and Barker Dam Safety Program, the 2016 Addicks and Barker construction plans and the proposed Section 216 Study.

The USACE Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $71,902,340 to Granite Construction Company in 2015 for construction of new outlet structures at the Addicks and Barker Dams in west Houston.

“The primary objective of the Dam Safety Program is to maintain public safety by ensuring that dams we own and operate are safe and that risks to the public are minimized,” said Col. Richard P. Pannell, Galveston District commander. “It is important to keep those who live and work around Addicks and Barker dams and reservoirs informed.”

Click here to read more. For additional information or call 1-800-841-7786.


CAI Board Leadership Development Workshop - April 30

posted Feb 10, 2016, 6:28 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Community Associations Institute will hold a special session of their Board Leadership Development Workshop on April 30 at "The Gate", 13194 Memorial Drive (same room where the Super Neighborhood meets).


Cost is $55 and registration is required. See the flyer below for more details.



Memorial Drive Public Project Meeting March 24

posted Feb 10, 2016, 9:45 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


The Memorial Drive Reconstruction Project (Kirkwood to Eldridge) will begin soon. In order to share the schedule, plans and other important information with interested residents, PWE will host a public engagement meeting on March 24 at 6:30 pm at BridgePoint Bible Church youth activity room, 13277 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079.



A one page printable flyer is attached at the end of this article.


On December 9, Houston City Council Approved an Ordinance appropriating $20,787,611.00 out of the Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF and $5,566,081.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund and awarding the construction contract to Oscar Renda Contracting, Inc. for the Memorial Drive Paving and Drainage Improvements project from N. Kirkwood Rd. to N. Eldridge Parkway.

This project was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission in the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The State of Texas will refund the city 80% of the construction costs up to a maximum of $12,647,308.00, which will be reimbursed through monthly billings as costs are incurred.

This project consists of the construction of:

  • approximately 16,600 linear feet of roadway to major thoroughfare standards;

  • reconstruction of a four-lane divided roadway consisting of approximately 89,864 square yards of 10-inch reinforced concrete pavement with curbs and gutters;

  • approximately 5,000 linear feet of 24 to 84-inch diameter storm sewer pipe;

  • approximately 8,725 linear feet of 4 to 24-inch diameter water line;

  • approximately 9,400 linear feet of 6 to 30-inch diameter sanitary sewer line, including all appurtenances;

  • seven new traffic signal systems along Memorial Drive;

  • wheelchair ramps, driveways, sidewalks, and street lighting; and

  • a triple 10-foot by 10-foot bridge-rated box culvert structure to replace the existing bridge at Turkey Creek.

The total cost of this project is $39,001,000.00, to be appropriated as follows:

  • Bid Amount: $32,720,726.00

  • Contingencies: $1,636,100.00

  • Engineering and Testing Services: $625,000.00

  • CIP Cost Recovery: $1,309,174.00

  • Construction Management Fee: $ 2,710,000.00

Sources of funds:

  • $12,647,308.00 from Fund No. 5430 - Federal State Local - PWE Pass Thru DDSRF

  • $20,787,611.00 from Fund No. 4042 - Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF

  • $5,566,081.00 from Fund No. 8500 - Water and Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund

The contract duration for this project is 860 calendar days. Construction should begin very soon.



District G CIP Meeting March 3

posted Feb 10, 2016, 9:43 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


The annual District G Capital Improvement Plan meeting will be held on March 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Stratford High School Auditorium, 14555 Fern Dr., Houston, TX 77079.


Capital Improvement Plan meetings are held every year to inform citizens of upcoming projects scheduled in their respective communities. The meetings afford citizens an opportunity to learn, voice their concerns and address their respective City Council Members and City of Houston officials regarding project planning & delivery.


As in past years, any CIP requests should be requested through the 3-1-1 system (www.houston311.org). To make any CIP request (Streets, Drainage, Library, Park, Police, Fire, Water, Sanitary Sewer, etc.), select "Traffic Streets & Drainage," then, under "Capital Improvement Projects, Streets and Drainage," select "New Capital Improvement Project Request." Please send a copy of your request to the District G Office.



Rep Murphy Hosts West Houston Teen Summit

posted Dec 18, 2015, 5:51 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


State Representative Jim Murphy (HD-133) will host the 2016 West Houston Teen Leadership Summit on Saturday, February 20th. The Teen Summit's goal is to help develop the leadership skills of high school students by connecting them with local executives, politicians, and community leaders.


See the flyer below for more info.



Runoff Early Voting

posted Nov 30, 2015, 10:24 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Voting starts Wednesday for the runoff for the City election.


The offices of Mayor, Controller and 4 of the 5 At-Large Councilmembers are on the ballot.


Early Voting:


Wednesday - Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Saturday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Monday – Tuesday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm


The only Early Voting location in our SN is Nottingham Park, 926 Country Place Drive, but you can vote at any early voting location.


Voting Day is Saturday, December 12th, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm at your precinct. Be sure to check HarrisVotes.com for where you will be able to vote.



Early Voting Oct 19 - 30

posted Oct 22, 2015, 10:59 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Early voting is open now. The only poll location in the SN is located at the Nottingham Park, 926 Country Place Dr.


More info at HarrisVotes



The Energy Corridor Recyles - Saturday Nov 14

posted Oct 12, 2015, 11:09 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


The Energy Corridor Recycles Day event is an exciting day where The Energy Corridor community has the opportunity to recycle all unwanted or broken electronics plus other clothing and household items. This year's event has a new location, Addicks Park & Ride 14230 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77079


Join ConocoPhillips, Phillips 66 and The Energy Corridor District for Energy Corridor Recycles Day 2015, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 14.

More details at the Energy Corridor Management District website.


Fleetwood Post Office Relocation Public Meeting Sept 29

posted Sep 20, 2015, 2:35 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


The US Postal Service is considering the potential relocation of retail services from the Fleetwood Station to a "yet to-be-determined location" (sic).




"At the public meeting, the Postal Service will identify the need, identify the tentative decision to relocate retail services, outline the proposal to meet the need for the relocation, invite questions, solicit written input on the proposal, and provide an address to which the community and local officials may send written appeals of the tentative decision and comments on the proposal for a period of 30 days following the public meeting."


"Because the proposal concerns relocation, we also will: (1) discuss the reasons for relocating; (2) identify the site or area, or both, to which the Postal Service anticipates relocating the retail services; and (3) describe the anticipated size of the retail service facility for the relocated retail services, and the anticipated services to be offered at the new location."


Public Meeting Tuesday, September 29th at 5:30 pm at 315 Addicks-Howell Road



District G Forum - October 8

posted Aug 30, 2015, 3:41 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Memorial West Republican Women and Houston West Chamber of Commerce present a candidate forum for the candidates running for Houston City Council, District G on Thursday, October 8, 2015.


Trini Mendenhall Center


Social : 6:30 pm Program: 7:00 pm Public welcome.




Proposed Commuter Express Transit Service - letter of support

posted Aug 25, 2015, 2:50 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


The Energy Corridor has requested a Letter Of Support from the Memorial SN for a Commuter Express Bus route. A summary of the project is below. If you have any objections or comments, please send a note to memorialsn16@gmail.com



Sidewalk Program FAQ

posted May 16, 2015, 9:21 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Sidewalk Program FAQ from District G



"Kickerillo" Water Line Replacement Project

posted May 16, 2015, 9:17 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


See the final map for the "Kickerillo" water line replacement project.


Affects Nottingham Forest (eastern portion), Memorial Drive Acres, River Forest



TIRZ 17 Memorial Drive Meeting - April 14th

posted Mar 24, 2015, 4:07 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


TIRZ 17 Memorial Drive Town Hall meeting is confirmed for April 14, 2015, from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Memorial Middle School.



Spring Branch-Memorial Library annual Plant and Book Festival

posted Mar 4, 2015, 9:25 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


What: Friends of Spring Branch-Memorial Library is hosting its annual Plant and Book Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 27; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28.

Where: Spring Branch-Memorial Library, 930 Corbindale, Houston, TX 77024. Tel. 713-464-1633

Brighten the garden; discover a good read

Library fundraiser features bargain books and plants

Houston – A great selection of books and plants will be on offer at bargain prices at this year’s upcoming Plant and Book Festival, in support of Spring Branch-Memorial Library.

Hosted by Friends of Spring Branch-Memorial Library, the annual festival offers bargain prices on children’s books and adult fiction and nonfiction, from cooking and history to religion and the classics. The plant sale features bedding, flowering, exotic, indoor and outdoor plants, as well as hanging baskets.

There will be an opportunity to bid on rare and first edition books in a silent auction. Additionally, there will be coupons and gift certificates to redeem at area businesses.

Proceeds from the festival will be used to buy materials, such as e-books; expand programs for children; and beautify the library, which is considered a neighborhood gem.

Sweet Tomatoes will provide refreshments.

For more information about the library, part of the Harris County Library System, call 713-461-1313 or visit www.hcpl.net/location/spring-branch-memorial-branch-library.



Westchester Academy PTA Garage Sale - Saturday April 11

posted Mar 4, 2015, 9:19 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Westchester Academy 2015 Garage Sale and PTA Fundraiser


All proceeds fund WAIS Sponsored Groups and PTA


Saturday, April 11th


WAIS Academy North parking lot

901 Yorkchester, 77079

8 AM till Noon


• RENT SPACE, sell household items, furniture, arts, crafts, be creative

• Single Space (two parking spaces) $25.00

• Double Space (four parking spaces) $40.00 share with neighbors

• Set up begins at 7:30 AM, checks made payable to WAIS PTA

• Contact Keeta at 713.205.2251 or keeta.hight@gmail.com

• Deadline for reservations is Monday April, 6th


Printable Flyer



Structural Flooding & Impassable Streets Survey

posted Feb 16, 2015, 9:34 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


From CM Pennington's office: Below is the annual survey ReBuild Houston puts out to gather information about structural flooding and streets impassable. It is due back to CM Pennington's office by noon March 15, or can be submitted at our CIP meeting.



Nottingham Spark Park - Coming Summer 2015

posted Jan 28, 2015, 10:16 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Nottingham Elementary SPARK Park plans are coming along! Now that we have a design in place, the real work begins: FUNDRAISING! Check out our NHE SPARK PARK Information Packet and our Underwriting/Sponsorship Form for more information!


Nottingham Elementary PTA Website


If you are interested in donating, please contact Leslie Schoenfield leslie_schoenfield@hotmail.com or Jennifer VanderSchoor jennifer.vanderschoor@ubs.com. For questions regarding Underwriting, please contact Gina Keith gina.keith@att.net.




District G CIP Meeting - Wednesday February 18th

posted Jan 28, 2015, 10:10 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


From Council Member Pennington:


The Annual CIP (Capital Improvement Plan) Meeting for District G will be held Wednesday, February 18, 2015 @ 6:30 PM at the Paul Revere Middle School Auditorium, 10502 Briar Forest, Houston, TX 77042.

I hope to see many of you there for this important meeting, which will be my last CIP meeting as your District City Council Member. Each year, the City holds public meetings to obtain citizen input before preparation of the capital budget. These meetings provide citizens the opportunity to participate in the capital budget process by contributing comments and suggestions about needed services and improvements.

As in past years, if you have any CIP requests they should be requested through the 3-1-1 system (www.houston311.org). Select "Traffic Streets & Drainage", then, under "Capital Improvement Projects, Streets and Drainage", select "New Capital Improvement Project Request" and then complete the online form. Please send a copy of your request to our office.

Rebuild Houston 5 + 5 Documents can be found here:

http://rebuildhouston.org/index.php/capital-improvements/m-5-plus-5-year-plan-documents/m-overview-documents

A copy of the Adopted FY2015-2019 CIP may be found here: http://www.houstontx.gov/cip/15cipadopt/

We were informed that the proposed FY2016-2020 CIP, which Council will be asked to vote on in June of this year, should be posted online prior to our meeting.




TIRZ 17 Town Hall - Tuesday March 10 - Cancelled

posted Jan 28, 2015, 10:08 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


TIRZ 17 is holding a town hall meeting on Tuesday March 10th, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at Memorial Middle School to discuss the proposed preliminary design of the Memorial Drive reconstruction project from Beltway 8 to Tallowood Drive.


Update 2/11 - The meeting has been cancelled and will be rescheduled later in the spring.



West Houston Mobility Study - Public Meeting Dec 18th

posted Dec 2, 2014, 3:22 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


The Houston–Galveston Area Council (H–GAC), in partnership with City of Houston, the West Houston Association, the Westchase District, the Energy Corridor, the Texas Department of Transportation and others, is conducting a study to develop long-range mobility and land use strategies for the greater west Houston area.


The fourth and final public meeting and open house which was supposed to take place on Thursday, November 6th has been rescheduled to Thursday December 18, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to present findings on existing conditions, future population and employment growth scenarios, and potential infrastructure and policy strategies in the study area. Area residents, business owners, community members and local officials are invited to attend a public meeting to provide comments.


Detail information regarding the study is available on the study website at www.mywesthouston.com.


Thursday December 18, 2014


West Houston Mobility Plan Public Meeting


Wolfe Elementary School


502 Addicks-Howell Rd, Houston, TX 77079


6:00-8:00 PM


6:00-6:30 PM Registration/Open House


6:30-7:00 PM Presentation 7:00-8:00 PM Q&A/Discussion



SHS GARAGE SALE DROP OFF Saturday Feb 7th

posted Oct 15, 2014, 12:54 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

Are you cleaning out closets? We WANT your DONATIONS!!

SHS GARAGE SALE DROP OFF DAY IS HERE!

Come see us at the water tower!

Saturday, Feb 12th 9am – 12:30pm

We will take gently used:

· Household items

· Electronics

· Furniture

· Clothes and shoes

· Bikes, Toys and games

· Exercise equipment and more…

We appreciate NEW items as well!!


Email us if you need help transporting: shsgaragesale@yahoo.com

Let’s make the 2014-2015 Garage Sale a HUGE SUCCESS!

Garage Sale to be held February 21st 2015 weekend. All proceeds benefit the Class of 2016 Project Prom.



Schedule of Core Services Workshop

posted Oct 1, 2014, 3:13 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


As you are no doubt aware, the City faces substantial deficits over the next 4 fiscal years (according to the latest numbers received from the administration, $144 Million in FY2016, $163 Million in FY2017, $207 Million in FY2018, and $184 Million in FY2018). In order to give Council Members a better understanding of the services each department provides (and what services the department heads feel are “core” or essential services), the Budget & Fiscal Affairs Council Committee will hold these Core Service Workshops. This exercise is apparently geared toward making it easier for department heads and Council Members to determine in the future what services can be cut without affecting the core functions of the department.

Attached is a schedule of these upcoming Core Service Workshops, which will all be held in the Mayor’s Basement Conference Room, City Hall, 901 Bagby. All meetings will be open to the public.



How Healthy Is Our Bay ? Take The Survey

posted Sep 26, 2014, 12:52 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


The Galveston Bay Foundation seeks public input to help select indicators and features that will be used in the Galveston Bay Report Card, scheduled to be released in 2015. This is something that will benefit the entire Houston-Galveston region and beyond, by educating and engaging the public in bay health issues and protecting our natural resources for generations to come.

Take the Galveston Bay interest survey online and let us know what issues are important to you, and what you would like to learn more about. http://goo.gl/1TvGRK

Learn more about the project at www.galvbay.org/reportcard



BSA Troop 599 Food Drive

posted Sep 22, 2014, 12:19 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Boy Scout Troop 599 (sponsored by Memorial Drive United Methodist Church) is asking that you participate in their upcoming food drive.

Every year, the troop does a food drive in neighborhoods that surround MDUMC.

The donations go to the Larkin Center’s Emergency Food Pantry, a Houston area family assistance facility, supported by MDUMC.

On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, the scouts will deliver a list of requested food items, along with collection bags, to the doorsteps of homes in your neighborhood.

The scouts will pick up the donated food items on Saturday morning, October 4, 2014, beginning at 9:00am.

Please look for the plastic bags on your front porch after 8:00pm, Tuesday, September 30th.

Thank you very much, BSA Troop 599

If you have questions, please call Mike Hamilton at 713-907-1825.



Take The Parks Master Plan II Survey

posted Apr 28, 2014, 10:15 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


HPARD is in the process of evaluating and adjusting its Master Plan, last published in 2008. The plan gives direction for the growth of the city’s park system for the next twenty years. The Master Plan is revisited every 5 years to evaluate and make adjustments based on physical, social, policy and technological changes so that it remains arelevant guidance document. Since 2007, the City of Houston has been divided into 21 Park Sectors and park need analysis at this level is being done in Phase II of the Master Plan.


More information here




Westchase District Farmers Market - Thursdays 3-7p

posted Mar 28, 2014, 12:20 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


New Summertime Hours for Westchase District Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m. Every Thursday

Westchase District proudly sponsors a year-round, weekly farmers market.

  • Every Thursday, rain or shine

  • Summer hours: 3 to 7 p.m. (beginning March 13, 2014); Winter hours: 3 to 6 p.m. (beginning November 6, 2014)

  • St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church

  • 10503 Westheimer Road (at Rogerdale Road, one block west of Beltway 8)

Westchase District Farmers Market features high quality, locally-grown seasonal fresh foods and provides a vibrant community gathering place for the Westchase community.



Scholarships Available

posted Mar 28, 2014, 12:17 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Since 2005, the Houston Astros and Minute Maid have partnered to develop a scholarship that benefits high school seniors in the Houston Metropolitan area that played baseball or softball at any point in their lives but have not received a collegiate scholarship for playing the sport. The scholarship will award $2,500.00 scholarships to 25 students (it is not based on income). The application is available at www.gsfyb.com and they are due May 7, 2014.

FIND OUT IF YOU QUALIFY:

Twenty-five $2,500.00 scholarships are awarded annually by Minute Maid Grand Slam for Youth Baseball (MMGSFYB). Since 2005, MMGSFYB has awarded more than 180, $2,500

scholarships to high school seniors, both male and female. www.gsfyb.com

Deadline to apply: May 7, 2014.

This is NOT an athletic scholarship.




Final Northwest Sub-regional Mobility Study Meeting

posted Mar 20, 2014, 2:45 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


The City of Houstoninvites you to the final public meeting for the Northwest Sub-regional MobilityStudy. The purpose of this meeting is to review study results andhighlight key recommendations.Provided recommendations are intended to increase the City'smultimodal planning approach as it pertains to the vehicle, bicycle,pedestrian, bus and any other users of the greater transportation network.Recommendations also include near-term and long-term solutions to improvemobility in the area. We appreciate your feedback and would like to invite youto provide comments on the study before the Report is finalized. Afterthe meeting, the Report will be made available for public review and commentuntil Friday, May 2, 2014. For a full understanding of recommendationsbefore they are posted, however, please stop by!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Candlelight Community Center

1520 Candlelight

Houston, TX 77018

6pm - 8 pm Open House

6:30 pm Presentation

RSVP

This meeting is in partnership with the City of Houston Planningand Development Department, Public Works and Engineering Department andHouston-Galveston Area Council.Visit http://www.houstontx.gov/planning/mobility/Northwest.html formore information or contact Amar Mohite at mobility.planning@houstontx.gov or 713.837.7950.



Flood Control District to Start Surveying Activity for Buffalo Bayou Maintenance Project

posted Mar 14, 2014, 4:28 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Starting Monday, March 17, 2014, surveyors will be in the area to collect information in support of a Harris County Flood Control District maintenance project that will address slope erosion on the north side of Buffalo Bayou just west of the Dairy Ashford Street bridge. The surveying activity is expected to be complete by the end of the week, and project design will begin after that.

The Flood Control District will provide additional information about the erosion repair project in advance of construction.

This survey activity is NOT related to the Flood Control District's Terry Hershey Park Surveying Contract, which is an effort to gather vegetation and topography information within Flood Control District right-of-way along the south side of Buffalo Bayou between N. Eldridge Parkway and N. Wilcrest Drive.


Final versions Infrastructure Design Manual Chp. 9 & 13 pending

posted Mar 7, 2014, 5:37 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


PUBLIC NOTICE AND INFORMATION

CITY OF HOUSTON

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND ENGINEERING


Final versions of Infrastructure Design Manual Chapter 9 and 13 pending

implementation are posted at the following link:


http://edocs.publicworks.houstontx.gov/engineering-and-construction/standards-reviewcommittee/2013-stormwater-revisions.html


For more information please contact Standards Review Committee by email at

standardsreviewcommittee@houstontx.gov




Dam Work Will Require Temp Closure of Some Hike Bike Trails

posted Mar 5, 2014, 11:03 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood


Corps Of Engineers Press Release