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


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August 21, 2015

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. August 28th is a JUNK WASTE collection day. For more information visit the City of Houston website at www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste.

Security Alert
August 28, 2015

Dear Homeowners,

Yesterday the Constables were called to the area of Moorberry and Vogue regarding a suspicious person. The homeowner advised that an unknown male driving a brown Dodge pickup truck approached and was trying to convince the homeowner to climb onto his roof for an inspection. The unknown male was selling a black tar product to be installed around the roof jacks. The homeowner refused and told him to leave. Again, do not allow unsolicited workers to perform ANY service on your property.

School will be starting next week. Please make sure to plan your day with more time, especially in the morning, to spend traveling through school zones, waiting at bus stops for children to load and unload, and to slow down around children walking to and from school. Remember to avoid talking on your cell phone when traveling through a school zone. School zones are still posted at 20 miles per hour. Respect this speed limit, it can help to save a child’s life.

Don't fall for this scam....where two individuals pose as City of Houston contractors. One individual will distract the homeowner while the other rummages through the home for valuables. You have the right to ask for identification or verification of anyone who comes onto your property. You also have the right not to answer the door to someone you do not know. If you feel threatened, call us immediately at 281-463-6666.

In a weekly meeting with the Patrol and Safety Committee, the question always comes up, "what can the Committee do to help educate and or do for the subdivision to make it safer"?

In the February 2015 Newscaster (available on the “Newsletter” tab), there was an article from the Patrol and Safety Committee with tips for making your home inventory list. You can go to the “Forms” tab and print off an inventory list “OPERATION IDENTIFICATION” or go to http://www.tdi.texas.gov/pubs/consumer/cb086.pdf and print off an itemized room by room list. These forms should be filled out with as much information as is available. When completed, store the forms in a safe place or save it on a flash drive in case it is needed.

Both of these lists are invaluable to have in your possession if something should happen to your home such as a crime, fire and or other natural disaster. Your insurance company will always ask for a list of items and the value of those items that have been stolen or damaged.

Law Enforcement Officers get called to make reports of stolen property on a daily bases. When the Officer arrives to one of these types of calls, he/she will record all the information available at that time. The Officer will ask the homeowners to provide any of the reported stolen items, with serial numbers, model numbers and values. This information is critical for the homeowners to have readily available. There are some things that are priceless such as family heirlooms. Items such as these should be photographed or video recorded. To have this information readily available might enhance the possibility of the homeowner getting their property returned and the prosecution of person(s) responsible.

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

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.

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.

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.