Spring Shadows Civic Association Inc.

10355 Centrepark Drive, Suite 220
Houston TX 77043
Office Hours: 8:30am - 3:00pm; Monday-Friday
713-460-1718 ... Fax 713-460-2399
E-mail - sscaoffice@yahoo.com


December 2017 Newscaster

The December 2017 edition of the SSCA Newscaster is now available online.

Curbside Recycling Returns - What You Need To Know

Starting Monday, November 13, 2017, residential recycle pick up will resume operation as normal. Place the GREEN CART at the curb between 6 p.m. the day before and 7 a.m. on the scheduled collection day. More...

Spring Shadows is on the 'A' schedule - this means our curbside recycling pickup will start on Saturday Nov 25 (collection gets pushed one day back because of the Thanksgiving holiday).

Remember - this is just recycling. Junk/Tree/Heavy trash pickup is still on hold.



The Spring Branch Management District is undertaking a Livable Centers project to help revitalize the heartbeat of the Spring Branch Community—Long Point Road. That means more business and community opportunities, more walkable spaces and more parks.

To help inform our project, we’re asking Spring Branch residents to complete a survey about your hopes for the future when it comes to reimagining Long Point Road.

Whether you live or work in Spring Branch, you do so for a reason. There are things you love about the neighborhood, things that make it special, things that make it unique, things that make it home.

It’s your community, so make your voice heard!

The survey shouldn’t take you longer than five minutes to complete, and it’s an important part of the research that goes into planning such an extensive project.

Take the Survey at ReimagineLongPoint.com
Important: Solid Waste Management Information

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Houston residents, please remember that due to the disaster debris collection efforts, the only regularly scheduled solid waste service is garbage collection. All other scheduled services - curbside recycling, yard waste and junk/tree waste - are suspended until further notice. Please do not put your green cart with recycling or yard waste bags out, they will not be collected. We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we all recover together. You may still bring your recycling to any of the Neighborhood Depository and Recycling Centers; or to the Westpark Recycling Center; all of which are open 7 days a week for your convenience.

The City's six (6) Neighborhood Depository and Recycling Centers; the Westpark Consumer Recycling Center and the Environmental Service Center will all be open seven (7) days a week. The hours at each type of facility vary, and are listed below. Residents are encouraged to bring their debris to one of the Neighborhood Depositories to assist with the clean-up.

Proof of City of Houston residency is required at the Neighborhood Depositories and the Environmental Service Center. Please bring a current Texas Driver's License or Texas ID and a current water/utility bill or city property tax receipt. For a detailed list of the materials accepted at each location please see the website at www.houstonsolidwaste.org.

NEIGHBORHOOD DEPOSITORY LOCATIONS  

Material Accepted: Debris, heavy trash, tree waste, recycling, tires, mattresses, concrete
Open: Monday - Sunday; 8am - 8pm
Addresses:

  • North - 9003 N. Main, 77022
  • Northwest - 14400 Sommermeyer, 77041
  • Northeast - 5565 Kirkpatrick, 77028
  • South - 5100 Sunbeam, 77033
  • Southwest - 10785 SW Freeway, 77074
  • Southeast - 2240 Central St., 77017

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE CENTER 

Material Accepted: Household Hazardous Waste (ex. paint, cleaners, fertilizer, batteries, etc.)
Open: Monday - Sunday; 9am - 3pm
Addresses: 11500 South Post Oak 77035

WESTPARK CONSUMER RECYCLING CENTER 

Material Accepted: Recycling only (ex. Paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and containers, aluminum and bimetal cans, glass containers, Styrofoam)
Open: Monday - Sunday; 8am - 5pm
Addresses: 5900 Westpark 77057

For more information, visit www.houstonsolidwaste.org or call 3-1-1.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/houstonsolidwaste, Twitter: @houstontrash


City of Houston Harvey Recovery Update
October 2, 2017

Repair Permits

As Houston homeowners rebuild, it's important to ensure that you have the proper permits to move forward. The Houston Permitting Center is making this easier by opening satellite permitting centers throughout the City and has extended hours at all locations. For a list of locations, and tips making repairs to your homes, visit houstonrecovers.org/repairtips

Unusually High Water Bills Reported as a Result of Harvey Flooding

The City of Houston and Houston Public Works take seriously the fact that some properties affected by flooding have received unusually high water bills. There are approximately 5,000 customer accounts that have water bills that are twice as much (or more) as the previous billing cycle. The mayor is working with City Council and Houston Public Works to better understand how this happened and how to correct it. For updates, and steps you can take if you have experienced a high water bill related to Harvey, visit houstonrecovers.org/highbills

Rental Assistance

If you need more rental assistance because you’re still unable to return to your Harvey-damaged home, let FEMA know. FEMA grants do not have to be repaid. FEMA assistance is nontaxable and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid or other federal benefits.

To be eligible for continued rental assistance, you must complete a form and mail it to FEMA. If you did not receive the form, visit any Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). For a list and interactive map of DRCs in the Houston area, visit houstonrecovers.org/disaster.

Report Your Debris

The City's Solid Waste Management Department is working to remove debris as quickly as possible throughout Houston. Be sure the City knows about your damage and debris by submitting a report on houston311.org or on the Houston 311 App for Smartphone. Please note that calling 311 repeatedly will not increase the speed by which your debris is collected. For information on debris management, visit houstonrecovers.org

Harvey by the Numbers

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the launch of the "Harvey By The Numbers" web site on Friday. The site provides visualized information about Houston's response to Harvey, as well as on storm debris collection. This site will be updated periodically as Houston's recovery from Harvey continues. To access the latest numbers, visit houstonrecovers.org/numbers.

Governor Abbott and Mayor Turner Announce Funding For Houston

On Friday, September 29, Mayor Sylvester Turner and Governor Greg Abbott held a news conference at Houston City Hall to announce that the State of Texas will provide $50 million to the City of Houston to offset the cost associated with Houston's response to Harvey. This additional funding will mean that Houston will not need to raise property taxes slightly to cover the cost of response. Watch the press conference online at twitter.com/houstontx.


Special Watch for Your House

If you have to leave your house because it needs to be repaired for storm related damage, please contact the Pct 5 Constable office, 281.463.6666, and request a special watch for your house.

What's Happening to the Pinecrest Golf Course

Meritage Homes is introducing their Master Plan for Pinecrest Golf Course

Contact Robert Moore with Meritage Homes at 713-358-0352 or robert.moore@meritagehomes.com for more information.


PIP Meetings - Positive Interaction Program

October 12, 2017
The city of Houston District A townhall meeting will take place on October 12, 2017. This large event will have the Mayor of Houston, The HPD Chief of Police and his staff, The HFD Fire Chief and his staff, and many other notable community leaders presenting. HPD will have several static displays such as the HPD Helicopter and HPD robot out for all ages to interact with. All PIP and COP members are invited to this very informative meeting!

Location: VFW - 1506 Foley
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Questions: contact Sr. Police Officer C. Engelhardt- 832-394-0100

**for crime stats- see crimereports.com **


Security Alert

Dear Homeowners,

Over the Memorial Day weekend, we had several calls regarding burglaries of motor vehicle and thefts from vehicles. In all reports doors were left unlock and unfortunately personal property was stolen. The theft from a vehicle were auto parts.

At this time, we have no evidence or leads to help further our investigations. I have also checked with Houston Police Department due to the number of reports they have taken and they also do not have any evidence or leads.

This year, Spring Shadows has been plagued with burglary of motor vehicle calls. I can safely say that between 90-95% of these vehicle burglaries involved unsecured vehicle doors as no forced entry was made by the suspect(s).

All of these vehicle burglaries occur during the night time hours. These thieves are targeting computers, wallets, purses, cell phones, cash money and the most concerning items are firearms/handguns.

Pct. 5 Deputies are patrolling the subdivision and finding open garage doors and vehicle dome lights on. The Deputies are getting out and trying to notify owners to secure their property.

Please help curtail crime in our area by locking your vehicle doors and garages. Remove your personal property from the interior of your vehicles.

If any Resident has cameras outside their homes for security purposes, please check them out daily to look for suspicious person(s) and or vehicle(s). Please let us know as soon as possible if you have captured anything that might help in any investigation. Please check the outside of your homes to see if it is well lit and your alarms are working properly.

Remember…If you see something, say something!!

Lt. Hutter will do home inspections at no charge and will give you recommendations to secure your home (see information below).

FOR HOME SECURITY INSPECTIONS, A FREE HOME INSPECTION SURVEY, TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR HOME INSURANCE OR GET SIMPLE SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO BETTER SECURE YOUR HOME, CALL THE PCT 5 CONSTABLE’S OFFICE AT 281-463-6666 AND ASK FOR LIEUTENANT MITCH HUTTER. You can find more information on the Harris County Precinct 5 website at www.constablepct5.com.

Lastly, make sure alarm permits are current, that you activate your alarm and inform your alarm company to make the Constables your first emergency contact.

Report all suspicious persons and vehicles to the Constable's office at 281-463-6666. Your cooperation is always appreciated.

Sincerely, Sgt. Gonzales