March 2, 2017 Avondale General meeting

When: 7:00 pm

Where: Upstairs Women’s Center, 607 Westheimer

Avondale’s focus is “walkability”

Pedestrian Pete aka Peter Brown ( former City Councilman and Mayoral Candidate) will be our speaker.

Other points Avondale crime stats, garage sale, variances, homeless problem.

Come and meet your Avondale neighbors


Crawfish season is here and we want YOU to join us for

The Women’s Home’s 2017 Crawfish Boil!

Sponsorship opportunities are available!

 

Click here to make your commitment today!

 


2017 East Montrose Home Tour Saturday April 22

Dear neighbors,

East Montrose Civic Association will hold its biannual Home Tour / Art Walk on Saturday, April 22, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and we’re hoping you will volunteer again this year.  Some 500 people attended the 2015 tour and we want to build on that success.

To adequately staff the tour we need approximately 55 volunteers to greet the guests, oversee traffic flow and answer questions. The morning shift runs 10-1, afternoon shift 1-4.

The tour is a wonderful opportunity to see these special houses, and to visit with neighbors. We encourage you to invite your friends to volunteer with you. Assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. As a docent, you will be invited to a thank-you reception for volunteers on Saturday evening (location to be announced).

These tours would not be possible without your help.  Please let me know if we can count on your support again? 

Also, we need more homes!  Old or new is fine (we need variety).

Thanks,

Bill Maxey

2015 Home Tour Chair 

713-545-2909

 


Westheimer Park Status

Our new park at 424 Westheimer is still in planning stages. If you have suggestions you can contact the Avondale liaison: Tim Womble tim@timewomble.com or COH Parks Capital Program Lisa Johnson lisa.Johnson@houstontx.gov


Lovett Construction

The medians on Lovett are still being “enhanced” by Montrose Management District. If you have fears concerning the amount of concrete used or the additional trees that will be cut down you can contact MMD’s Bill Calderon bcalderon@hhcllp.com.


Glass Recycling Services

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If you would like to recycle your glass here is a collection service that some residents have begun using.


“I love everything that’s old, old friends, old times, old houses, old manners, old gardens, old books, old wine. I hope to spread that love to others— Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook. Like the gleaming taper’s light, adorns and cheers our way; and still, as darker grows the night, emits a brighter ray.”

– Oliver Goldsmith

 

Avondale Residents!

Recycling to Continue but Glass no Longer Accepted

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The City of Houston and Waste Management have reached tentative agreement on a new 2-year contract that will allow the city to continue offering recycling services without any disruption. The only change in service that Houstonians will notice is the elimination of glass from the list of items that are acceptable for placement in the green curbside single-stream recycling bins. Glass, currently has no value on the commodities market, breaks down during collection and transportation and is unduly destructive to the processing equipment.

Residents will still have the option of dropping off glass for recycling at the City’s neighborhood depositories.

In announcing the tentative agreement, Mayor Sylvester Turner thanked Waste Management and Houstonians for being willing to engage in shared sacrifice during a time of fiscal challenges. “This agreement makes good economic sense for the city and for Waste Management,” said Turner. “We want to reaffirm our commitment to recycling but we don’t want the city tied down to a long-term contract that we cannot afford.”
The new arrangement, which City Council will consider on March 23, offers $2 million in savings over other options that had been on the table.
The City’s 6 Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Centers are located at:

  • 9003 N. Main St. 77022
  • 14400 Sommermeyer 77041
  • 5565 Kirkpatrick 77028
  • 2240 Central Street 77017
  • 5100 Sunbeam 77033
  • 10785 SW Freeway 77074

More information on the hours of operation and the materials that are accepted at the Neighborhood Depositories/Recycling Centers is available at https://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/depositories.html

Watch Mayor Turner & Waste Management’s Press Conference for more information about this agreement and answers to questions about why we can no longer collect glass in the bins: https://youtu.be/Px4DpF6OcDE


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Council Members: • Brenda Stardig • Jerry Davis • Ellen R. Cohen • Dwight A. Boykins • Dave Martin • Steve Le • Greg Travis • Karla Cisneros • Robert Gallegos • Mike Laster • Larry V. Green • Mike Knox • David W. Robinson • Michael Kubosh • Amanda Edwards • Jack Christie
Controller: Chris Brown

The burglary of motor vehicle has risen 30 % in 30 days!

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https://www.houstontx.gov/police/pdfs/brochures/english/Burglary_of_Motor_Vehicle.pdf
BMV (burglary of Motor Vehicle) is the #1 crime within Avondale. BMV have tripled in the last few months. Here are some tips to help prevent BMV

=>TAKE ❖ LOCK ❖ HIDE

TAKE/REMOVE all interior valuables (any items from sunglasses to spare change) from plain view.
HIDE these items in the trunk-BEFORE you park your car. DO NOT leave any articles of value in your car unattended, especially overnight. (e.g. cell phones, laptops, money, wallets, purses). LOCK all doors and roll up all windows.

Avondale T-Shirts for sale!

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Small quantities remaining

Size and Price chart

Quantity Size Price Each
1 M T-Shirt $5.00
2 Large T-Shirt $5.00
2 XL T-Shirt $5.00
2 Large Collared shirt $10.00
2 XL Collared shirt $10.00

 


Historic Homes Slideshow


 

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