3-1-1 App for iPhone and Android

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

Last Call for Curb Tiles

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!
-Rebekah

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Spring Picnic and Membership Drive Tomorrow/ Sunday at 6pm

Richwood Place neighbor and Greenwood King Realtor, Cliff Helmcamp is donating  the door prize- a 32″ Toshiba flat screen TV! All 2014 members are entered to win. (Must be present to win) Thank you, Cliff!

Please join your neighbors tomorrow, Sunday (April 27th) @ 6pm in the 1700 block of Lexington by the park.

It is forecast to be a beautiful evening in the 70s and a great opportunity to meet your neighbors.

Drinks will be provided and bring a dish to share (main, salad, dessert).

You can pay your membership dues, which will qualify you for the door prize and support RPCA.Image

Meetings and Dues

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

So exciting…these arrived in Richwood Place Today!

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We’re going greener! Way to go, everyone. Thanks, especially to our Recycle team who have been so faithful about putting the reminder signs out. A huge thank you to longtime resident and recycle extraordinaire Liuda Flores for making all of the signs.

Have a great weekend and make plans to join us at our final General meeting of 2013, Tuesday evening, 7-8pm at Zoes Kitchen.
We will elect board members for 2014. We are limited to 3 terms in any position. And, welcome new folks getting involved. See you all soon.

Montrose Green Recycling Day

Montrose Green Recycling Day Saturday, October 26, 2013

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department, in partnership with the Montrose Management District’s Recycling Subcommittee, is offering free on-site document shredding, recycling of computer components and non-lithium batteries on Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the H-E-B, 1701 West Alabama, Houston 77098.

The following items will be accepted:

* Cameras * CDs, DVDs, floppy disks * Cell phones / personal digital assistant devices * Circuit boards * Copiers * Desktops * DVD / CD / VHS devices * Fax machines * Game consoles and controllers * Hair utensils (blow dryers, straightening irons, etc.) * Hard drives (data storage devices and memory chips) * Keyboards, mice, speakers, cables * Laptops * Lithium-Ion batteries (camera batteries, cellphone batteries) * Monitors (LCD, LED, plasma) * Network switches, routers, and hubs * Nickel-Cadmium batteries (rechargeable batteries) * Plotters * Printers * Projectors * Radios, alarm clocks, and speakers * Scanners * Servers (peripherals and server racks) * Small kitchen appliances (coffee maker, microwave, toaster, etc.) * Tablets * Tape and optical drives * Telephones * Televisions * Toner cartridges * Battery backups

For questions contact Sandra Jackson at Sandra.Jackson2@houstontx.gov or 713.837.9164 or visit http://montrosedistrict.org/biannualrecycling/

To learn more about recycling in the City of Houston, visit http://www.houstonsolidwaste.org/, http://www.greenhoustontx.gov/, http://www.codegreenhouston.org, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/houstonsolidwaste and on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/houstontrash.

National Night Out 2013

Thank you to all of you who supported our neighborhood last night by attending National Night Out. We had a great night of music (Thank you, Beetle!), food (Thank you to our food sponsor Papa Mio!) and celebration (Thank you to our great neighborhood sponsors- David Houston -New Leaf Real Estate, Jerry Blum- Heritage Texas Properties, Cliff Helmcamp- Greenwood King Properties) Thanks also to Reprint! for sponsoring a portion of the printing of all of the cards and the great banner.

Our next GENERAL MEETING is at Zoe’s Kitchen 7-8pm Tuesday, November 12. Hope to see you there!