Greg Sergesketter Director 815 Elk Run Circle 713.234.0604
June 29, 2021
City of Houston Virtual Public Meeting
Memorial Thicket received a notice yesterday from the City of Houston Public Works about a virtual meeting to be held on July 8, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting is to discuss the "Force Main Renewal and Replacement for Plum Creek, Tanya Circle, and Old Stone Trail". The Old Stone Trail Wastewater Lift Station is located on the southeast corner in the cul-de-sac of Old Stone Trail and lifts the wastewater coming out of Memorial Thicket to a higher level so it can gravity/pressure feed across Buffalo Bayou to a wastewater treatment facility. Please see the notice for more information and how to attend.
Significant Increases in Water Rates Coming
Each April our City of Houston water/sewer rates automatically increase based on population increase and inflation. At the behest of Mayor Turner, City Council voted to significantly increase those rates for the next five years beginning this September. The increase is over and above the annual April increase. Four councilmembers did vote against this including our councilmember, Greg Travis (District G). Councilmembers Mike Knox (At-Large), Amy Peck (District A) and Michael Kubosh (At-Large) were the other three who believed the increase was not justified. Below is a chart that was preliminary on the rates, but I believe it illustrates the size of the increase. The notes are the opinion of the author of the chart.
Kendall Library Construction
After almost four years, construction has finally begun on Kendall Library. Flooded due to the releases from the Addicks and Barkers Reservoirs during Hurricane Harvey and after many promises of when construction would begin, perhaps the light at the end of the tunnel can be seen. The latest estimate is substantial completion in December/January with an opening in the Spring of 2022.
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Houston City Council Member, District G
900 Bagby, 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77251-1562
Trash at the Curb
Under our contract with Texas Pride, household refuse will be picked up at your gate (provided it is not locked or a dog is not inside), garage door or back door. There is no need to place it at the curb as we pay extra so you don't have to. We would appreciate it if you did not place household refuse at the curb as it detracts from our neighborhood. The contract does require all yard waste and heavy trash to be placed at the curb for collection. No trash should be at the curb until Monday or Thursday night at the earliest. The goal is to minimize the amount of time that unsightly trash is being left at the curb. Please ensure that your yard contractor does not leave your yard waste at the curb. They should take your yard waste with them unless you are willing to have them place it out of sight until the night before scheduled pickup.