Submitted by Darlene Wayt,
SNC-14 Correspondence Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org
Super Neighborhood Council 14 (SNC-14) meets the second Thursday of even months from 6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. at Lazybrook Baptist Church, 1822 W. 20th Street. The next meeting is August 9. HPD Officers and a representative from the City of Houston (COH) Department of Neighborhoods attend these meetings, providing a good opportunity to speak directly to HPD and the COH.
At our June meeting, a special election was held to fill vacancies: Vicky Putnam, President, is from Brookwoods Estates CC; John Zavala, Vice President, is from the TMCC; and Megan Jackson, Treasurer, is from the Timbergrove Terrace HOA. Ashley Stubbs stepped up to chair the Parks & Beautification Committee; Ashley resides in the TMCC’s Section 5. Linda Avedon will chair the newly formed Membership Committee; Linda is from the Timbergrove Court HOA. Please visit the website at www.snc-14.org for the full list of Executive Council members and Committee chairs and our contact information, especially if you are interested in joining one of our committees.
A presentation and discussion focused on Stanley Park, the proposed development south of the TMCC’s Section 5. Several residents from Section 5 attended the meeting to express their concerns regarding the Stanley Park Development and to seek answers and guidance from the COH and support from the SNC-14. Their concerns are flooding, stress on infrastructure, traffic and access. Our COH Department of Neighborhoods representative offered them advice and explanations for avenues they may choose to pursue with the COH, especially addressing City Council. The SNC-14 Executive Council and Delegates voted to help these residents with letters of support to the appropriate COH and County departments and individuals. To learn more about the efforts of this residents’ group, visit their website, www.stopstanleypark.com.
Crime & Safety Committee
HPD Officer Kenneth Bigger reported that home burglaries and especially burglaries of motor vehicles continue to be a problem. Do not leave valuables in your vehicle. While gone from home, use home alarms, get to know your neighbors, ask people you trust to keep an eye on your property. At home, do not open your door to strangers but let them know you are home by speaking through your locked door. Non-emergency HPD is 713-884-3131; emergency is 911. Contact Officer Bigger at Kenneth.Bigger@HoustonPolice.org.
Parks & Beautification Committee
The Bryce Trailhead Project at Bryce and W. 11th Street is complete! The fence foundation, around the Bryce Chemical Feed Station, has been repaired. New plants are in the rain garden and a grate has been installed. Trees for Houston will water the newly installed trees for two years during dry periods. This information is from Sherry Weesner, who can be contacted at MHRA.email@example.com.
The application to rename West 11th Street Park to The Lorraine Cherry Nature Preserve has been submitted to the COH HPARD, thanks mainly to the efforts of Dave Dyer and Michelle Colvard of Friends of West 11th Street Park. Also, thanks to the more than 700 of you that signed the petition to rename the park in honor of Lorraine Cherry. We will report the next steps in this lengthy process as we receive information. Submission of the application is only the beginning.
To learn about the SNC-14, visit the website at www.snc-14.org.