Memorial Thicket℠Monthly Board Meeting,Yard of the Month,Area Happenings

MTHA Board of Directors Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. Where: Meghan Lee's Home, 15411 Old Stone Trail Agenda:

  • September Minutes Approval

  • Old Business

  • Discussions regarding problematic MT properties

  • City of Houston projects

  • Apartment Developments

  • Director and Officer Reports

  • ACC update

  • New Business

  • Officer and Director Positions

  • 2023 Proposed Projects & Budgeting

  • Next Meeting


 

October Yard of the Month

806 Herdsman Veronica and Ozzie Alvarez's home at 806 Herdsman has tolerated the summer's drought and perked up with the recent rains. The front yard is framed by a large oak tree, matching spiral trimmed evergreens and a driveway with a large plaza. The plaza is decorated with multiple pots and edged with a huge swath of heat tolerant Periwinkle. The foundation plantings consist of a selection of lorapetalum, yaupon hollies, foxtail ferns, dwarf pittosporum, azaleas, boxwood, abelia, plumbago and several other flowering shrubs. The shrubs have been carefully planted to take advantage of both shade and full sun areas. This home has color all year long! [Thanks to Becky Cook for this write-up)



 


Old Stone Trail Lift Station Project


As mentioned in a prior newsletter, the last part of the construction for this project is the removal of the bridge related to the lift stations (Old Stone Trail and Tanya Circle) as the new sanitary sewer pipes go under Buffalo Bayou and not across the current bridge. We were blindsided today when a 22-wheeler showed up with an excavator in tow. We hadn't heard from the Vaca (the contractor), Houston Public Works nor our Councilmember that this was happening even though that was the communication protocol everyone had agreed to. Officer Alvarado coordinated with our neighbors to ensure our cars were safe. We talked to Vaca and City of Houston Public Works for more information and why we weren't properly informed. We were told the backhoe was moved from Tanya Circle Lift Station (I have seen it sitting it there for weeks) and would be doing investigative digging to determine where to cut the pipes in the field. As can see below, digging commenced and currently they are in the process of filling the hole back in. While the removal of the bridge is still proposed to be done by two cranes, they have been reversed. The 350 ton crane will come in through Memorial Thicket to the north side of the bayou and the 80 ton crane from the south, which will still require part of the trail in Terry Hershey Park to be closed for a few days. We are looking at a number of 18-wheelers that will need to drive through our neighborhood to set up the crane. When this will happen is still an uncertainty as the date continues to be pushed back. The first presentation through Engage Houston last year said the total project was "Completion Fall 2021". Even today, our Councilmember's website says, "January 2022 - Construction Scheduled to be Completed". Why that has not been updated is unknown. As I stated before, it has now been over a year since pipe was laid on the ground. In that time, one of our Marywood neighbors who backs up to Buffalo Bayou had their son and daughter-in-law's wedding at their home, the couple became pregnant months later and their daughter has now been born. The question is how old will their daughter be before the project is fully completed and the area properly restored? ;-)



 

Rally on Saturday (WestHouston.Info)

(Approximately 150 in Attendance)

 

SAT OCT 15 10:00 AM

The Kendall Library & Community Center is re-opening!

609 North Eldridge Parkway, Houston, TX 77079

The Kendall Library & Community Center is officially re-opening on October 15 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and activities for the whole family! Everything from story times, crafts, food trucks, fitness classes and more!

Parking and shuttle available at 777 North Eldridge Parkway.


SAT OCT 22 1 PM It's Fall Y'all NOTTINGHAM PARK, 14205 Kimberly Lane Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle is holding a pumpkin patch and fall festival for the Energy Corridor with crafts, treats, games and fall photo ops for the family!




 

New Traffic Signal at Fire Station 78



 

Survey Results About Hurricane Harvey (From Councilmember Huffman)







 


Over 15 Fire Trucks at Westlake Yesterday due to a Reported High-Rise Fire

(No Reports of Injuries)


Greg Sergesketter Director 815 Elk Run Circle 713.234.0604


October 5, 2022