Houston Council Member
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Houston, TX 77002
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Online water/wastewater payment
Public Works and Engineering, Utility Customer Service, is pleased to offer you various payment options to pay your utility accounts online.
Stop Houston Gangs
The Stop Houston Gangs Task Force, has created a website to educate the public about criminal gangs and to provide a way for residents to safely report tips to thwart the potential threat.
Online Police Reports
Houston citizens can file police reports from home, work, or anywhere with Internet access.
BARC Pet Adoptions
The adoption fee for a dog or cat is $75.00. This fee includes the cost of surgical sterilization (spay/neuter) of the animal, vaccinations, and other necessary medical services while the animal has been in the care of BARC. The fee also includes the first year’s city license.
Dear Residents and Friends of District F,
The Bellaire Boulevard reconstruction project is set to start in just a few days. The project consists of the complete reconstruction of Bellaire and all underground utilities from Mary Bates to Rogerdale.
I encourage residents and businesses in the work zone to review the construction information provided in the section below. Though we experienced some delays in the past, we’re eager to finally get started!
Two major water main breaks in Briarmeadow repaired
Some Briarmeadow residents may have noticed crews working around the clock last month to repair two major water main breaks near the 7900 block of Richmond. City crews arrived at the location shortly after the first break was reported and got to work. As they were making repairs, a second main break forced them to shut water off to the surrounding area and tear a large portion of Richmond out in order to make the necessary repairs.
I appreciate the community’s patience while these emergency repairs were being made. I know it took a little longer than initially anticipated, but crews worked hard to restore water as quickly as possible and repair the disturbed road.
UPDATE: HPD continues to crack down on unpermitted vendors
Over the past few weeks, residents have emailed us and commented about improvements they have seen thanks to HPD’s Differential Response Team (DRT). As I have mentioned in past newsletters, DRT officers have been cracking down on street vendors selling used mattresses, furniture and other goods on abandoned properties along Bissonnet. We’re grateful for the officers’ ongoing work!
9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance
This National Day of Service and Remembrance the District F office will be partnering with the city’s Department of Neighborhoods to honor those lost and those who rose in service after the 2001 attacks.
Like thousands of volunteers expected to come together to support neighborhood clean-ups and other charitable acts of service across the county, we will gather on September 11 at 9 a.m. to clean Alief Park. If you would like to join us, please contact the District F office at 832-393-3002. Tools and refreshments will be provided.
Back to school
By now, all of our schools are back in session, so I want to take a moment to wish students, teachers and school administrators a succesful school year. I also want to remind drivers that traffic will get busy in school zones, so please be patient, alert and always drive friendly!
BELLAIRE RECONSTRUCTION SET TO START THIS MONTH
The project consists of the complete reconstruction of Bellaire Boulevard from Mary Bates to Rogerdale, and will include concrete roadways with curb and gutter, sidewalks, drainage improvements, along with underground utilities and landscaping.
The entire construction project is expected to last 18 to 24 months. Work will typically take place Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Crews will halt work around the winter holiday and Lunar New Year season between:
- Dec. 15, 2012 – Feb. 18, 2013
- Dec. 14, 2013 – Feb. 10, 2014
All major intersections will remain open and driveway access to homes and businesses will be maintained. The contractor, Total Contracting Limited, will notify residents and businesses in advance should driveway access be temporarily limited or before planned utility disruptions.
WHO TO CONTACT
Routine Issues or General Questions
Emergency / Construction Related Issues
- Contractor (Total Contracting Limited) Representative
Project Manager: Moises Ayala 832-262-0221 (c)
Superintendent: Luke Morganti 832-265-7470 (c)
Project Manager: Jody Craze 832-395-2392 (o)
Senior Inspector: Mike Beezley 281-217-3446 (c)
Inspector: Donald Johnson 713-376-4960 (c)
Inspector: Art Becker 713-562-3943 (c)
For more information visit the District F website at www.HoustonTX.gov/Council/F/BellaireReconstruction. To sign up to receive regular updates visit www.BellaireConstructionProject.com.
FIFTH ANNUAL ALIEF INTERNATIONAL PARADE AND FESTIVAL
Sept. 22, 2012 at 9 a.m.
The Fifth Annual Alief International Parade will kick off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 22 at the corner of Bellaire and Wilcrest. The parade will head west on Bellaire toward the Hastings High School Ninth Grade Center. Staging will take place in the International Management District parking lot.
The community is encouraged to come out and watch the parade floats, marching bands and drill teams perform. “The parade brings people together to celebrate the diverse communities that call our area home,” said Houston Council Member Al Hoang. “I’m proud to be part of it once again.”
After the parade, festivities will continue at Dotson Family Park on 12935 Old Richmond Rd. with a community festival complete with carnival games, food and entertainment for the whole family.
HEAVY TRASH PICK-UP DAYS CHANGING IN NOVEMBER
Continuing its efforts to maximize cost savings, provide efficient service delivery and engage in proactive customer service, the Solid Waste Management Department is improving heavy trash and tree waste service across the city.
Effective Nov. 1, 2012 residents (and their immediate community area) will have a new heavy trash/tree waste service date. Regular trash pick-up will remain unchanged. The change in service date will provide for the following:
- Less confusion with neighborhood collections schedules.
- A single service day for major community areas.
- Easier to read/interpret service maps for customers and 311 operators.
- Easier management of routes.
- Budget savings in fuel and maintenance.
- Greater availability for department support for community-based beautification projects.
Residents will receive multiple direct mail pieces from the Solid Waste Management Department about the upcoming change and information on their new service day. For more information, log on to Solid Waste Management Department’s website at www.HoustonSolidWaste.org.
As a final note, the alternating months for tree waste and junk waste WILL NOT CHANGE. Only the monthly service day will change. Solid Waste personnel will service areas on the same day each month for either regularly scheduled tree waste or junk waste collection.
HALFWAY THROUGH HURRICANE SEASON, STAY READY
Though we’re halfway through this year’s hurricane season, Council Member Al Hoang and other local officials encourage residents to remain ready for the rest of the season. Here are some simple steps you can take to help ensure your safety and the safety of your loved ones in the event of a hurricane:
STAY INFORMED by listening to announcements of local emergency officials, and follow their instructions (88.7FM & 740AM are the designated Emergency Alert Stations for the Houston area).
MAKE A PLAN of action for any emergency. If you must relocate, have a predetermined destination, route and alternate route — whether out of the area or to the nearest shelter.
BUILD A KIT including the following emergency supplies:
- Non-perishable foods & water — enough for 5 to 7 days
- Portable radio with extra batteries
- Flashlights and extra batteries
- First-aid kit, along with any prescription medicine
- Special items for babies and the elderly
- Toiletries / Hygiene items / Moisture wipes
- Cash (some small bills) — Banks / ATMs may not be available for extended periods
- Vehicle fuel tanks filled
- Pet care items
If you are ordered to evacuate, or if it is recommended that you do by local officials, you should do so without delay. Evacuation information and contraflow lane maps out of Houston are available on the Texas Department of Transportation website: I-10 Contraflow – I-45 Contraflow – US-59 Contraflow – US-290 Contraflow.
You can also register for hurricane evacuation assistance by calling 2-1-1 or filling a transportation assistance registry form online.
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