Vol. 2, Issue 30 – 08.26.21
FROM THE DESK OF COUNCIL MEMBER TIFFANY D. THOMAS
Houston Health Department To Provide Up To $150 In Gift Cards For COVID-19 Vaccinations.
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Council Member Tiffany D. Thomas joined Irma Sanchez, Vice President of Projects for the Westchase District, for a check presentation. Council Member Thomas secured the $75,000 needed to fund the project on Elmside/Woodchase Drive. 
 
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

The Office of Council Member Thomas is excited about the upcoming National Night Out! On October 5th thousands of Texans will be in celebration and community building with neighbors and HPD. Our office invites you all to participate if you have not before.

Can’t make it happen on October 5th? No problem. We encourage you all to have your event throughout the month of October. Complete the form below and express your interest. We’ll let you know if we can make your event!

Click HERE to sign up!

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS

City Council Pop-Off Comments on August 25, 2021
COUNCIL MEETING FROM AUGUST 25, 2021

After taking a one week break for the week of August 16, Council was back in session this week. They approved agenda items including the approval of individuals to serve on the first Houston Women’s Commission.

After some discussion, Council approved the spending authority for the Emergency Purchase of Gift Cards and Similar Incentives in connection with the City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Program – $3,125,00.00 – ARPA Recovery Fund. CM Thomas did ask Mayor Turner is there were any plans at this time to address booster shot incentives which the Mayor said no, not at this time. The item passed with only two Council Members opposed CM Peck and CM Knox.

CM Thomas express her support approving and authorizing the submission of an electronic application for and acceptance of funds through the United Stated Department of Justice for the FY21 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Grant Program- Mobile Storefront Initiative (“Grant”); declaring the City’s eligibility for such Grant; authorizing the Police Chief of the City of Houston Police Department to act as the City’s representative in the application process, to apply for, accept, and expend the Grant Funds if awarded and to apply for, accept, and expend all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the Grant and to extend the budget period.

CM Thomas emphasized the ordinance brings public service to the people. She also acknowledged that this was an item that was a recommendation coming out of police reform recommendations.

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CONSTITUENT UPDATES
 
Houston Public Works “ Free Showerhead Swap” event is taking place  Thursday, September 9, 2021, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM in District F.

Event location:
Goodwill Select Store
2661 S Texas 6 , Houston, TX 77082

Contact (281) 920-0607 for more information.

 

 

The City of Houston and Harris County are working together to provide $159 million in rent and utilities assistance to families who are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funds will be distributed by two agencies with established experience in helping people in need: BakerRipley and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
The Houston-Harris Rental Assistance Program is available to renters within Harris County or the City of Houston who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, who are experiencing housing instability, and whose household income is at or below 80% of Area Median Family Income.

Any rental property within the City of Houston or Harris County may participate. Landlords interested in registering their property will need to enroll their property and agree to the terms of the program.

Landlord enrollment and tenant applications are open!

 
Introducing the Solid Waste Management new mobile app HTX Collects and website tool. It offers a variety of collection reminder options and valuable information on how to properly dispose of waste. You can even challenge your knowledge in our “Chase the Waste” game to see if you’ve got what it takes to be a certified Recycling Ranger. Visit our website at HoustonRecycles.org for more information. The HTX Collects app can be found and downloaded in both the iOS App and Google Play stores by searching for “Houston Trash and Recycling”. Look for the badge icon like the logo above. Once downloaded simply enter your street number and street name to find your address and get your personalized collection schedule.

All Houston Solid Waste Management customers are encouraged to use the following collection reminder tools:

  • Phone Call Reminders: Select the time you would like to receive a reminder call the day before your collection day.
  • Email Reminders: Select the day and time you would like to receive your collection reminder.
  • Calendar Downloads: Download your service calendars to Google, iCal, or Outlook, or save and/or print a PDF.
  • App Reminders: set up customized push notifications. (Note: the HTX Collects app is available in English, Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Korean and Simplified Chinese.)
 

NOTICE OF ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDDING 

The project named below is ready for bidding.

Project Name: Lift Station Renewal and Replacement – Northborough Drive #1, Northborough Drive #2, Old Katy Road, Richmond #1, and Bonner Road lift stations

Project Number: WBS No. R-000267-0161-4
Description: The work for this project includes the Rehabilitation of five (5) Wastewater Lift Stations . The Rehabilitation includes site work, Pumps, Piping, Valves, Supports, Instrumentation and Electrical Improvements.

Project Manager: Bill Zod, P.E. (832) 395-2306
Scheduled Bid Date: September 30, 2021
Advertisement Dates: September 3 and September 10, 2021

If you have any questions, please contact me at (832) 395-2387.

 
Complete sidewalks encourage us to ride our bikes, take a walk and stay off our neighbors grass! Check out the before and after photos of a recent sidewalk repair project completed by HPW on Dunfield Lane.

Do your sidewalks meet ADA guidelines? If not, buzz: districtf@houstontx.gov and lets us know.

 
The International Management District presented $100,000 to the Houston Police Department Westside Division to beef up its initiatives that include long-term intervention at hotspots for crimes such as robberies and prostitution and issues such as homelessness.
WE NEED YOUR INPUT
TEXAS GLO POSTS AMENDMENT 1
TO MITIGATION STATE ACTION PLAN
FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
The Texas General Land Office (GLO) posted Amendment 1 to the Mitigation State Action Plan for $4.3 billion in Community Development Block Grants for Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) for a federally required 30-day public comment period.Among other changes, the amendment details how an additional $4,652,000 allocated in Federal Register notice Vol. 86, No. 3, page 561 (Jan. 6, 2021) for the 2018 South Texas Floods will be allocated. To further local prioritization of the limited mitigation funds, the Regional Mitigation Program is being increased from $500 million to more than $1.1 billion. Additionally, the amendment creates the Harris County Mitigation Method of Distribution (MOD) with a program total of $750 million. The amendment has been published for public comment on the GLO’s recovery website at recovery.texas.gov/public-notices.

Additionally, the GLO will convene a virtual public hearing to solicit comments on the proposed amendment on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at 6 p.m. with details on the virtual public hearing to be posted on the public notices webpage.

All public comments submitted to cdr@recovery.texas.gov by 5 p.m. on Sept. 22, 2021, will be considered. Per federal requirements, the GLO will respond to public comments before the amendment is sent to HUD for final approval

 
The Harris County Flood Control District’s Keegans Bayou Conveyance Improvements Bond Project Public Meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 31 from 6:30 PM-7:30 PM (see details below).

Join online at: PublicInput.com/Keegans

Or by phone* at 855-925-2801 with Meeting Code: 6301

The meeting will begin with a brief presentation to share project updates, followed by a moderated Q&A session with Flood Control District team members. Residents will be able to submit questions and comments before, during and after the meeting and throughout the public comment period.

Any comments not addressed during the Q&A session will receive a response at the conclusion of the public comment period.

For questions, please contact Rob Lazaro with the Flood Control District’s Communications Office at 346-286-4027 or fill out the comment form online.

 
HOT TEAM UPDATE
Our hot spot team has put in a lot of effort keeping our district clean. Here is progress from the week of August 16-20.
Total Work Orders Completed: 32
Hot Spot of the Week:  11206 Leamont (recurring)
Total Man Hours Worked: 72
Tree Waste: 720 lbs.
Mattresses: 4
Furniture Waste: 15 pieces
Tires: 14
Trash Debris: 900 lbs.
Shopping Carts: 0
Bandit Signs: 316
Landscaping: 0 sq ft
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Alief ISD Chambers Elementary
  • 10700 Carvel Ln., 77072
  • August 28, 2021: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Pfizer (age 12+)
  • Appointments: 1-866-333-2684
For a list of City of Houston COVID Vaccination Locations CLICK HERE
 
GET INVOLVED
 
Click on your association/organization to get meeting dates and website information.Don’t see your organization listed?
Send us your information to districtf@houstontx.gov

Alief Community Association
Ashton Village HOA
Ashford Park Owners Association
Bellaire West Community Improvement Association
Bellaire Villa HOA
Braewood Glen HOA
Brays Forest Improvement Corp
Brays Village
Brays Village East
Briarmeadow HOA
Brookfield East
Catalina Square Improvement Corporation
Crown Colony West
Huntington Village Community Association
Imperial Point Community Improvement Association
Keegans Glen HOA
Kirkwood Country
Kirkwood Village HOA Inc
Leamont HOA
Leawood West
Meadowvillage HOA
Parkglen West CIA
Parkridge
Piney Point Civic Club
Royal Oaks Home Association
Shadowlake HOA
Tanglewilde Property Owners’ Association
Westhollow Villa HOA
Westmont Civic Club
Westpark Village Maintenance Fund, Inc.
Wildflower Green HOA
Woodlake Forest Community Association
Eldridge/West Oaks SN 17
SN 20
Alief SN 25
Genesis Community  Management/One Orleans Place Condominium Complex

Midwest PIP Meeting
Officer Alex.Chan@HoustonPolice.Org
832.394.2780
7277 Regency Square 77036
3rd Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Westside PIP Meetings
Officer Tim Whitaker
832.394.5712
Timothy.Whitaker@HoustonPolice.Org

Westchase – Business
3599 Westcenter Drive
2nd Thursday, 11:30 a.m.

West Houston Security Group – Business
Location Varies (Call)
3rd Thursday (Every Other Month),
11:00 a.m.

Westside Apartment – Business
9700 Club Creek
3rd Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.

Westside – Civic
3203 South Dairy Ashford
3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m.