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


Your SSCA Officers for the 2017-18 term are:

David Van Bergen, President

David Jurgens, Executive Vice President

Stephanie Schoggin, Vice President

Barbara Nytes-Baron, Secretary

Elizabeth Emery, Treasurer

At the November 2016 meeting your Board agreed to increase the annual maintenance fees from $306.00, which you paid in 2015 & 2016, to $336.00 for 2017 which is a 10% increase as allowed by the Association Deed Restrictions. The reason for the increase was increase in service contracts, increase in office rent and maintenance, new web page design and increase legal expenses. Statements were mailed December 1, 2016.

SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD NORTH

PIP Meetings - Positive Interaction Program

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

March 21, 2017--Tuesday

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement!

Special Agents from ICE will come and talk to us about the history and focus of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement department of the federal government. This will be a first for us! The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:00pm.

April 18, 2017- Our topic will be HPD K-9- Our "special 4 footed" Officer will be here to let you know about his very special role in assisting Officers catch the "bad" guys!

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

The month of March begins with our annual "March on Crime." Topics on Violent Crimes, Gangs, Human Trafficking, Burglaries of Residences and Vehicular Crash Related Deaths will be presented throughout the month at our Super Neighborhood and civic meetings. We are in the process of securing agents from ICE to come and talk to us about the history and focus of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement department of the federal government. This will be a first for us!

Upcoming topics for the year that we are working on: ICE, HPD K-9, Ted Poe, Judge Ed Emmett, HPD Dive team and more!

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

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

March 1, 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. March 24th is a TREE 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
September 12, 2016

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.