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


Community Improvement Project Meeting, Wednesday, February 15th

Please note: Page 10 of the Online NewsCaster had an error on it in the budget article. That has been corrected and a corrected Page 10 has been uploaded. We apologize for the inconvenience.

At the November 14, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting, the following officers were voted in by your Board for the 2017-18 term:

David Van Bergen, President

David Jurgens, Executive Vice President

Stephanie Schoggin, Vice President

Barbara Nytes-Baron, Secretary

Elizabeth Emery, Treasurer

Janet Marton, At Large

Bart Portis, At Large

Greg Janak, At Large

Don Toellner, At Large

At this same 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 will be mailed December 1, 2016.

SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD NORTH

PIP Meetings - Positive Interaction Program

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

February 21, 2017--Tuesday

Highway 290 informational meeting! The Houston Police Department, Northwest Division PIP will be holding an informational meeting on the progress of the 290 expansion. TXDOT representatives will be here to share the updated timeline of this important project. Everyone is invited! The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7:00pm.

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 **

February 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. February 24th is a JUNK/TREE WASTE collection day. For more information visit the City of Houston website at www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste

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.