Sanitary Sewer Line Replacement Hiatus Annual Meeting
Memorial Thicket Project on Hiatus
Back in September we were informed that the Sanitary Sewer Line Replacement Project was on hiatus until mid-October at the earliest. That time has come and gone; we do not have any definitive date for PM Construction to come back into our neighborhood. A meeting was held on October 19th with Public Works Assistant Director Jack Canfield, Councilmember Greg Travis and his Chief of Staff Katie Shelton. Discussions centered around communication issues, the project progress and mishaps to date. A hold-up at this point is receiving the CIPP material. We have no further update at this time.
Coming to Your Street!
This project will impact every street in our neighborhood. Most of the manholes are located in our front yards. For a few, the locations are in our backyards. We do now have the proposed order of streets the crew will be working on. You can click on the first button below to see where the sanitary sewer lines run in our neighborhood (the white circles represent manholes and list their numbers). The second button has the order in which each of the manholes will be worked on.
Annual Meeting of Homeowners (Save the Date)
The annual meeting of homeowners will be held the evening of December 6th at Ninfa's on Memorial. Look for more information in your mail.
Old Stone Trail Lift Station Project
If you smelled the natural gas odorizer a couple of weeks ago, that was because Vaca Underground Utilities hit a gas line on the other side of Buffalo Bayou. This is part of the same project to replace the sanitary sewer lines downstream from the Old Stone Trail and Trailville Lift Stations. The pipe that goes under the field behind Memorial Thicket has been mostly buried. We still don't have a good answer as why Vaca's equipment has not used the lift station to gain access to the project. As can be seen from the picture below, just last month a dump truck used the lift station as the access point to the field to clean up fallen trees.
Harris County Dump Truck on the Bayou (October 2021)
Today is Veterans Day
A brief history:
World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. However, the fighting ended about seven months before that when the Allies and Germany put into effect an armistice on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, was largely considered the end of “the war to end all wars” and dubbed Armistice Day. In 1926, Congress officially recognized it as the end of the war, and in 1938, it became an official holiday, primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I. Then World War II and the Korean War happened, so on June 1, 1954, Congress amended the commemoration by changing the word “armistice” to “veterans” so the day would honor all American veterans.
The Thunderbirds at Wings Over Houston
Wings Over Houston
USMC General Eric Smith