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Next General Meeting

 

To Be Determined

 

 

 

City of Houston
Chapter 19 Floodplain Ordinance

Council Member Green recently asked WCC to distribute the following information regarding proposed changes to the Chapter 19 Floodplain Ordinance. Any additional information received from Council Member Green will be passed along. These proposed changes to the ordinance will impact Woodside and its surrounding subdivisions. PLEASE REVIEW.

 

DEADLINE FOR COMMENT has been extended to March 5th. Comments may be sent to pwe.director@houstontx.gov or you may complete an online survey.

 

Documents for Review
DRAFT REDLINE Version of Chapter 19
POWERPOINT of Proposed Changes

 

The Administration expects to place this item on council agenda at the February 28th Council Session. By directive of Council Member Green, here is a link to revisions of Chapter 19 regarding the City’s proposed ordinance to building codes related to flooding: HoustonRecovers.org/houston19/.

 

Donald R. Perkins, Chief of Staff
Office of Council Member Larry V. Green, Esq.
Council District K

City of Houston
Solid Waste Department Updates

The Solid Waste Department will resume its regularly scheduled tree waste and junk waste collections effective March 1, 2018.
  • Thursday, March 1, 2018: Regular Tree Waste Schedule starts
  • Monday, April 2, 2018: Regular Junk Waste Schedule starts
Remember ODD months are Tree Waste and EVEN months are Junk Waste.
  • Tree Waste Months: January, March, May, July, September and November.
  • Junk Waste Months: February, April, June, August, October and December.
The Solid Waste Department will temporarily suspend city crews collecting Hurricane Harvey storm debris effective February 28, 2018. Contracted storm debris crews will remain in place until further notice. Harvey Storm Debris is still being collected, continue to place debris at the curb. Report uncollected storm debris to the City of Houston 3-1-1 service line.

 

Relative to curbside recycling collection, customers are encouraged to place only the following items in their green recycling carts: paper, cardboard, clean food cartons, plastic containers #1-5 and #7, aluminum cans and bimetal cans.

 

A detailed list of accepted items can be found on department's website http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/recycling.html.

 

Customers are also reminded that GLASS is NOT accepted in the curbside containers, but can be recycled at all City recycling drop-off locations. The recycling link previously mentioned lists those locations and has them mapped.

 

Here are a few other reminders to remember:
  1. No Hurricane Harvey Debris should be in the recycling cart. While we recognize that many customers used their carts to haul demolition material to the curb immediately after Harvey, material of that type is not recyclable and is considered trash.
  2. Recycling should be loose and not bagged in the cart. Loose material speeds the processing line and ensures that contamination is kept at a minimum.
  3. Glass is not accepted at this time and should be taken to a convenient drop-off site.
  4. All city drop-off locations continue to work on a 7 day schedule until further notice. These sites include the Neighborhood Depositories, Westpark Recycling Center and the Environmental Service Center. Remember to check with 3-1-1 or the department's webpage for operating hours.
  5. The Recycling Collection Schedule is found here: http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/Recycle_Cal.pdf

 

All Solid Waste Services Collection Day Information can be found at the following link: http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/service_schedules.html.

 

Upcoming Events

To Be Announced

Guests

Trent Rondot, Conservation and Maintenance Director for the Houston Parks Board Gary Zika, Federal Projects Manager for the Harris County Flood Control District.

 

Their collaborative presentation will vividly illustrate the highly anticipated and much needed transformation of the Brays Bayou Corridor's mid-reach segment. This transformation not only includes the Project Brays flood reduction aspect, but also the Bayou Greenways 2020 initiative http://houstonparksboard.org/bayou-greenways-2020/

 

We'll be looking at all the components that are currently under transformation or will be in the near future...channel work, bridges, Hike and Bike Trails, landscaping (trees) and additional amenities.

 

Additionally...we will touch on the "new" proposed flood plain building guidelines and what that could mean for property owners in the Brays Watershed. As of today the BBA is continuing to gather information and thoughts. We anticipate holding a "Special Meeting" to share information and receive community input with regards to this critical and sensitive issue....stay tuned for that date.

 

As always our guests will be available to answer any questions. The BBA meets every 3rd Monday of the month.

 

Their collaborative presentation will vividly illustrate the highly anticipated and much needed transformation of the Brays Bayou Corridor's mid-reach segment. This transformation not only includes the Project Brays flood reduction aspect, but also the Bayou Greenways 2020 initiative http://houstonparksboard.org/bayou-greenways-2020/

 

We'll be looking at all the components that are currently under transformation or will be in the near future...channel work, bridges, Hike and Bike Trails, landscaping (trees) and additional amenities.

 

Additionally...we will touch on the "new" proposed flood plain building guidelines and what that could mean for property owners in the Brays Watershed. As of today the BBA is continuing to gather information and thoughts. We anticipate holding a "Special Meeting" to share information and receive community input with regards to this critical and sensitive issue....stay tuned for that date.

 

As always our guests will be available to answer any questions. The BBA meets every 3rd Monday of the month.

 

Parks and Trails
Harris County Precinct 1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis is collecting input from residents on parks and trails. There is a survey available here with several questions, plus a comments box at the end where you can weigh in on the Stella Link bridge. As you may already be aware, Harris County Flood Control District plans to extend the Stella Link bridge over Brays Bayou as part of the Project Brays program, but they do not plan to replace the existing bridge, whose sidewalks are barely wide enough for one person, but not two. Braeswood Super Neighborhood Association haves initiated work towards installing a bike/pedestrian bridge across Brays Bayou to the east of the Stella Link bridge. This bike/ped bridge would provide a safe, convenient connection across Brays Bayou for residents from neighborhoods to the north and south, including students attending Pershing Middle School and Mark Twain and Longfellow Elementary Schools. The Board of Directors of Woodside Civic Club supports this effort and encourages you to take the Precinct 1 survey as an opportunity for us to show Commissioner Ellis our support for parks and trails in general, and to request his support for the pedestrian bridge in the comments section.

 

 

Minutes of Braeswood Super Neighborhood Meetings
August 20, 2017
April 20, 2017

 

 


Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers!! Your time will make a positive difference to our community plus it is fun to get to know your neighbors. We need help with the following opportunities:

BLOCK CAPTAINS
  • Description: Block captains are an integral component to keeping the block actively involved in crime prevention efforts, to ensuring a smooth process of information exchange between neighbors and the Board, and to encourage participation in community events, such as General Meetings and the National Night Out program. Each Block Captain covers only 10 to 15 homes.
  • Contact: Bob Heard, admin@woodsidecivicclub.org

HPD CITIZEN PATROL
  • Description: The Citizen Patrol program is designed to provide a means for citizens to organize into patroller groups for the purpose of reducing crime in their community. Citizen Patrollers are the additional eyes and ears the police can count on to make Houston a safe place to live and work. This is a Houston Police Department program.
  • Contact: Elizabeth Lane, admin@woodsidecivicclub.org
Each contact person listed can provide details about the specific volunteer opportunity. When you reply please indicate which opportunity you are interested in participating.
Please Volunteer Today

Dues Notices

Keep your eyes on your Mailbox…Dues requests will be going out within the next 10 days. For those who can’t wait, you can pay:

 

SH-288 Construction has begun

 

http://drive288.com/

 

 

News from Mayor Sylvester Turner

 

On March 2, 2017, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced a plan to reduce homelessness and invited the community to help implement the plan. The mayor’s plan involves expedited efforts to permanently house the homeless, more shelter beds, new public health and safety regulations and an anti-panhandling awareness campaign. The following attachments describing the initiative and the plan were distributed by the Mayor’s office. Civic clubs were asked to distribute the documents in an effort to raise awareness of the initiative. The documents will also be listed on our community website.

 

Homeless Plan
Homeless Rollout
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