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


Reminders

The Spring Shadows Civic Association Spring Festival

Your SSCA Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who attended this years Spring Festival. The weather cooperated and everyone had a good time. See you next year!

CIGNA Sunday Streets

This past Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, Gessner was closed to all motorized traffic between Kempwood and Tiger Trail. There were vendors and activities. According to the Houston Chronicle (see article here) this event was very well received. This was a great opportunity to get out, walk, and meet your neighbors. See the CIGNA Sunday Streets web site.

Super Neighborhood North

PIP Meetings - Positive Interaction Program

Mark your calendars! All are invited- notify your neighbors, friends, and family!

May 16,2017
Our topic will be about officer safety and is titled "Shoot Don't Shoot"

June 20,2017
We will have HPD Chief Art Acevedo coming to talk. His web page can be found here.

July 18,2017
We are scheduled to have Harris County Commissioner's Court Judge Ed Emmett. His web page can be found here.
Location: 8009 Long Point- “Faith Center- Sanctuary” just west of Wirt Road.
Time: 7:00pm
Questions: contact Sr. Police Officer C. Engelhardt- 832-394-0100

**Northwest Division Captain A. Anderson will be addressing the meetings regarding crime updates **

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

Heavy Trash

April 21, 2017

Dear Homeowners:

Heavy Trash (Junk/Tree Waste) collection for Spring Shadows is on the Fourth Friday of each month. The City alternates each month between the collection of Junk Waste and Tree Waste. April 28th is a JUNK WASTE collection day. For more information visit the City of Houston website at www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste. Should you have any issues with the Solid Waste, Recycling or Heavy Trash pickup in your area, please call 3-1-1 and report it.

Security Alert

Dear Homeowners,

There has been an increase of reported Burglary of a Motor Vehicle calls. As of now, our total will surpass our total for the year of 2012. Burglary of a Motor Vehicle is a crime of opportunity. Suspect(s) check the interior for property to steal, then decide to either break into it or check for unlocked doors. Over 90% of reported Burglary of a Motor Vehicle calls inside the subdivision with property stolen are when the vehicle owners are not securing their vehicles overnight. As of now, there is not any evidence (photos/videos) to help develop a suspect(s) description to continue any investigations. Things a homeowner can do on a daily basis to help reduce the amount of these types of calls are:

  1. Park in your driveway.
  2. Remove all property from the interior (firearms, wallets, purses, cell phones, backpacks, loose coins/money, etc.)
  3. Lock and secure the vehicle doors. Set the alarm (most are equipped with alarm systems).
  4. Before retiring for the night, double check to make sure your vehicle is secured, all property is removed from the interior, close all the doors to your garage, lock your home and set the alarm.
Everyone’s cooperation in doing theses few things will help reduce your chances of becoming a victim to this type of crime. Help out your neighbors by sharing this information.

HIDE IT, LOCK IT OR LOSE IT!

Remember, 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

Deed Restrictions and Bylaws are now available on-line.
We need volunteers for the Board or Directors (see here for openings) and for all the committees.
AC/DR application is now available on-line.