Sheriff Department Safety Tip of the Month
Consider replacing the screws on your entry doors – one swift kick to a weak jamb or frame, and your door will crack open. Instead of the regular short screws, install 3″ screws that burrow deep into the wall studs, instead of just the doorjamb.
Or install double key deadbolts on all doors near windows so intruders cannot reach in from broken window and open the door, but remember to keep a key near the door to unlock in an emergency.
Public Input Session and TWT Board Meeting
The Woodlands Township Board of Directors invites residents to its next future governance/incorporation public input session on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at 6 p.m. at The Woodlands Township, 2801 Technology Forest Boulevard in The Woodlands. The purpose is to involve Township residents in the dialogue of future governance options in The Woodlands. The Public Input Session will be preceded by a regular Board meeting at 4 p.m.
Amanda Cambron, The Grogan's Mill Village covenant administrator for the township spoke at the GMVA June Meeting. There was a lively discussion about covenants in The Woodlands. Six people in the Covenant Department are dedicated to covenant administration in Grogan's Mill Village. Four of these workers drive our village, inspecting 1200 houses, once every six weeks. You may have spotted them because they travel in marked cars and wear uniforms. Covenant administrators must see a problem three times in order to talk to the offending party.
Trash cans create the most cited problem. Many people are not aware of the covenant that requires trash cans to not be visible from the street and to only be placed at the curb no earlier than 7pm the night before pickup and to be removed from the curb by 7pm on the day of pickup.
Another oft-cited problem in Grogan's Mill Village is rental homes and empty houses that are not maintained properly. In the whole Township, this can number from 200-500 houses at any given time. Mr. Keith Weaver is a dedicated worker on vacant houses. Or if people need help maintaining their houses, he finds help in the Township or with Interfaith.
Did you know? Covenants CAN be changed, if it is approved by of 2/3rds of the population.
Environmental Services Recycling Challenge
The Woodlands Environmental Services yearly challenge is on! This year the challenge is to collect old batteries. The batteries being collected are single use batteries such as AA, AAA batteries. We are unable to accept lithium, silver oxide or lithium primary batteries. The Woodlands Farmer's Market is a designated drop off point for the used batteries. The Woodlands Farmer's Market is open every Saturday from 8am to noon. The contest ends November 10.
Farmers Market News
The Woodlands Farmer's Market has seen an increase in business this year. If you haven't been to the market in a while, you should check it out again. We have had so many new vendors join and each week we have a food truck. Not sure what vendors will be at the market each week? Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Facebook.
Public Safety Open House, July 15
The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch encourages residents to stop, drop and roll into a local fire station this summer and experience the lights and sirens of public safety equipment. Each of the eight fire stations in The Woodlands will host a Public Safety Open House to get an up-close look at fire apparatus, rescue units and the fire station where it all happens. This is an especially good opportunity for children to learn about fire safety and meet the firefighters who help keep our neighborhoods safe.
Fire Station 1 (9951 Grogan’s Mill Rd) offers their open house on July 15 from 3 to 5 p.m. *(Offering Free Hands-Only CPR Training; training does not include certification) If this date is not convenient for you, there are several other open house dates as well.
A reminder also, safety awareness gatherings are available on any street. We just coordinate it with our village Program Specialist and she will provide speakers for the gathering.
CPR Training Contest
Help your village win the Hands Only CPR Training Contest, ongoing until October 15, 2018. The Village Challenge will run until October 15, 2018. The top three villages with the highest percentage of residents trained will earn: 1st Place $1000; 2nd Place $700; and 3rd Place $300. Residents age 10 and up will be counted. This money will go directly back into our village in the form of scholarships and donations to our schools.
Fire Station 1 (9951 Grogan’s Mill Rd) offers free Hands-Only CPR Training at their open house on July 15 from 3 to 5 p.m.
So far, Grogan's Mill Village has a total of 50 residents who have taken the training. Free drop in training opportunities will be offered at each of The Woodlands Fire Stations. Each training session lasts only about 20 minutes. Training does not include CPR Certification. To schedule training for your organization, please contact The Woodlands Township At 281-210-3800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Splash Day was a Success
Thank you to everyone that came out to Splash Day 2018! We counted 333 people at the party and we were happy to meet you all. All the hot dogs and frozen ice treats were eaten, so we consider it a wonderful success for our neighborhood. We would like to thank Market Street H-E-B, Grogan's Mill Randalls, 32 Ice Shavery and Momentum Karate who all donated items or gift cards to make the day the best it could be.
News from the MUDs
MUD representatives have ordered a flood control study, in an effort to gather information on how best to mitigate flooding in some MUD districts. By the end of month we will find out if five MUD districts voted to commit $400,000 towards the flood study that will coordinate with Harris County on the work. An $800,000 grant has been proposed to help with the study. All together it would have a $1.2 mill budget.