RICHWOOD PLACE CIVIC ASSOCIATION (RPCA) is once again partnering with Trees for Houston to plant Live Oaks throughout our neighborhood. During the winter of 2012 we planted 7 30 gallon live oaks along Norfolk between Hazard and Woodhead. They are looking great!
If you would like to plant one or more live oaks in your front yard or sponsor a live oak planted elsewhere in Richwood Place, you can pay for that here or come to National Night Out and you can select the location there. We will have a map of the neighborhood showing where we would like to plant trees.
Your neighbor, Alexandra Hernández-Nørgaard is heading up this effort and can be reached for questions via email : firstname.lastname@example.org
The cost of the tree including planting, staking and mulching is $95 ($99 online). You do not have to be a RPCA member to take advantage of this offer, however if you are a current member of the association, you can receive a $25 discount off of this already discounted price ($75 online).
Join us in the 1800 Block of Norfolk tomorrow night for National Night Out from 6-8pm. We will have a sample tree there for you to see. As well as a visit by the HFD and entertainment by Allen Oldies Band.
See you then!
SAVE THE DATE and PLAN TO JOIN YOUR NEIGHBORS
for NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2014
October 7, 2014
1800 Block of Norfolk
Details below…see you then!
Want to report a pothole, broken traffic signal, or graffiti while on the go? The Houston 311 app makes reporting issues like these easier than ever. The app uses GPS to identify your location and also allows you to snap a photo to add to your service request.
the link for the iphone app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/houston-311/id572912099?mt=8
the link for the android app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details? id=com.seeclickfix.houston311.app
Did you know that the street tiles on the curbs in Houston predate back as far as the 1940s. We only have a few left in Richwood Place and the city removed 10 of them along Woodhead earlier this year as a part of the Montrose sidewalk reconstruction project. The city is happy to give them to you or any neighbors that are interested. They are huge. Bigger than the picture below. However, you can have them cut down for a fee ($450 minimum charge is what we were quoted) with a separate contractor. Moustapha examined them this week and said there are not many in good condition. They are from woodhead at Norfolk and Portsmouth. There is also a great one from Hazard. It’s not from our neighborhood, but It’s available if anyone is interested.
All of the curbs are being stored at woodhead just north of Richmond. Let us know if you want one and I’ll put you in touch with the contractor. They are ready to move them soon. So, don’t delay!
Meeting reminder. Zoe’s Kitchen. 7-8pm. Tonight. Don’t forget to pay your 2014 dues. $50 min per household
Happy New Year!
We have our first Board meeting of 2014 Tuesday, January 21. 7-8pm. Please email me for the address, if you would like to join us. All members are welcome to attend board meetings.
We will have a general meeting Tuesday, January 28 at Zoes Kitchen 7-8pm. We will have a special election for the position of treasurer at this meeting. Ruth Adams, who has previously served as a Councillor on the Board has volunteered to fill the position.
Please update your memberships by visiting http://home.richwoodplace.org/membership/Minimum household annual dues are $50 or you are welcome to donate more. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon. Sincerely, Rebekah
Rebekah Maddux El-Hakam