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

General Meeting, Tuesday, August 13. 7-8pm

Please plan to join us for our next general meeting:

GENERAL MEETING, Zoe’s Kitchen 7-8pm Tuesday, August 13

Hope to see you there! A few of the current topics are listed below. If you have additional items to discuss, please let one of the board members know or attend the meeting. We’d love to hear from you.

Topics of interest:

closure of Portsmouth at Woodhead, development of Fairmont Museum District Apartments, minimum lot size coverage throughout the neighborhood, new construction, graffiti, crime, National Night Out in October, etc.

Annual Dues and Meeting this Tuesday

Dear Neighbors,

Please update your memberships to the Richwood Place Civic Association by paying your 2013 dues today. Visit http://home.richwoodplace.org/membership/ You can pay the $50 dues or a larger donation amount by clicking through the PayPal link. There is also information about where you can mail a payment, if you prefer that option.

Don’t forget, we have our first meeting of 2013, Tuesday, February 26, 7pm at Zoe’s Kitchen. We hope to see you all then!

-Sincerely,

Rebekah

REMINDER

The RICHWOOD PLACE CIVIC ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS will meet tonight at 7. If you have anything that you would like us to discuss, please let us know. We have a lot going on that we will talk about tonight and discuss at our next meeting. Our next General Meeting and election for 2013 is this Tuesday, 7pm at Zoe’s Kitchen. We hope to see you soon!

Solid Waste Trash Pickup to Change

The citizens asked…. and the city listened!   Effective November 1, 2012:

 

OUR HEAVY TRASH PICKUP DAY IS CHANGING!

It will be the 1st Wednesday of each month

 

These collections of tree waste and junk waste collection

will still occur in alternate months

(odd months for tree waste and even months for junk waste)

BUT ON THIS NEW HEAVY TRASH DAY

 

Please note that the collection schedule for regular garbage, yard waste trimmings and recycling WON’T change.

 

There are many benefits to these changes including better management of routes, budget savings in time and fuel as well as less confusion.  Any questions?  Check with Houston 3-1-1 by phone or on the site.

 

Neartown Association Update from RPCA Board Member, Ruth Adams

The following update was written and submitted by Ruth Adams, RPCA Board member after she attended Neartown Association meetings this Summer. Thank you for representing our neighborhood at these meetings, Ruth and for updating us!

Ruth Adams has attended both of the summer meetings for the Neartown Association. The meetings are held monthly at Cherryhurst Park Community Center. With over 60 civic and neighborhood associations represented, Neartown represents all of us as our “super association” improving the quality of life in Houston’s historic neighborhoods. At the monthly meetings the topics covered are those that are important to our collective safety, economics and advancement.

Several recent events discussed include:

• New developments underway in the Montrose area

• The recent closing of the Fiesta store at Dunlavy and Alabama. The store closed 7-15-12 but all employees were offered the opportunity to be re-employed at the other (13) store locations. A residential/retail development is slated to be built at this site

• Introduction to a new Parks Bayou program that is a movement to connecting all 7 bayous, renovation of parks and support of the short-term goal of passing an anticipated $150 million bond initiative in November.

Foremost on the agenda has been discussion and finalized support of a resolution that requests METRORail to begin construction on routes that were originally passed with the General Mobility Program. How the monies have been collected and spent has been divided differently between various cities within the county – pushing project details further out in to communities while not following through with decisions made that would improve our Neartown streets and rail preparation. Population density is heavy in our area and cars/people have a huge impact every day. Sue Lovell, past City Councilperson, is leading the charge to use the Rebuild Houston dollars as promised.

While this presentation to the Metro Board backs up decisions that have already been made, its primary purpose and support of this resolution gives backbone to requesting the progress that citizens within our area require and have expected. Neartown supports having the Board commit to take necessary action to move forward with projects in our area and not move improvements further outside of our area with our dollar.

Please watch for further information on this important November ballot referendum. It will be a good idea to review your voting choices ahead of time as sometimes wording can be difficult to get through. You want to make sure you understand what your “Yes” or “No” vote on this issue really means.