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Check out the July 2019 Westbury Crier

posted Jul 1, 2019, 11:18 AM by Westbury Civic Club President

Find out the latest Westbury news with this link.   July 2019 Westbury Crier
Some of the hot topics in this month's Crier include the 2020 WCC Board nomination process, new Westbury Focus Groups on civic engagement, possible Fort Bend Tollroad expansion, Brays Bayou bridge closure, and 2019 Westbury Survey.  Click here to go directly to the survey.

Hurricane Season started June 1 and the July Crier has several pages dedicated to Weather.    Find out where to sign up for flood gage alerts, links to excellent weather sources, and more.  


June Crier

posted Jun 1, 2019, 7:45 PM by Westbury Civic Club President

May 2019 Newsletter is HERE

posted May 1, 2019, 8:57 PM by Westbury Civic Club President

Find out the latest Westbury news with this link. We have another Keep Westbury Beautiful Day event scheduled, this time for HAGER PARK on Saturday May 4. Meet at Hager Park between 8 and 9 AM to sign up. This is a great way to meet neighbors and to help improve a Westbury park! More information is on pages 1 and 9. What else is new? Glass recycling is back and we have lots of photos from the April Keep Westbury Beautiful Day, MusicFest at Willow Waterhole, and Yard of the Month. We have a map showing where the different sections are located in Westbury,… and much more!  http://bit.ly/May2019Crier

March 2019 Crier Newsletter is here

posted Mar 5, 2019, 8:28 PM by Westbury Civic Club President

Find out the latest Westbury news with the monthly 24-page March 2019 Crier Newsletter!  On the front page is info about the Westbury Area Patrol (WAP) Constable situation, and how to sign up for a booth at the upcoming Westbury Community Garage Sale. Important meetings include:  the March 9 “How to Report Effectively to 311” by District K (UPDATED - class is from 9 to 11 AM), and a March 20 city meeting about capital improvements planned in District K.  The WCC Office will be hiring a second part-time employee, so let us know if you know a great candidate to consider.  We also have a lot of public safety information in this edition. Regarding infrastructure, did you know that the Hillcroft bridge at Braeswood may be closing as soon as April for a flood reduction project?  http://bit.ly/March2019Crier

 

Best regards, Cindy Chapman - WCC President


February 2019 Crier Newsletter is HERE

posted Jan 29, 2019, 7:22 PM by Westbury Civic Club President

Below is a link to the February 2019 Crier Newsletter. On the front page, you will learn about a NEW Harvey Recovery program, the HomeOwner Assistance Program (HOAP), which could be beneficial to Westbury residents.  Next, it is very exciting that our FIRST Rebuild Houston drainage project is coming to Westbury, and this first project of the several planned will bring about $15 million of infrastructure investment to our neighborhood!  If you would like to support Houston Police officers who have been injured while on duty, then please consider participating in the inaugural “Back the Blue 5K” race fundraiser (sponsored by the Houston Police Family Support Unit), which will be held on February 9 in the Westbury area over at Willow Waterhole, with details on page 15.

This is the time of year to pay your WCC dues and support the Westbury Area Patrol (constable patrol). Mandatory assessments are due by February 1. Most of our homes have voluntary payments. Articles in the Crier discuss the importance of supporting both the WCC and WAP, so that both mandatory and voluntary supporters understand the value that your support brings. I have already sent in my payment. If you haven’t already received a dues letter, then it is arriving soon, and I encourage everyone in Westbury to pay their dues quickly, so that we don’t have to spend money on follow-up letters.

Regarding trash, this week the RECYCLE collection for all of Westbury will be delayed again by several days and will be collected later this week on SATURDAY, February 2nd! Don’t put out your recycle on Thursday, because collection will be done on SATURDAY. The WCC has learned that the city Solid Waste Department anticipates the normal recycle schedule will resume in Westbury on the following collection date of Thursday, February 14 (Valentine’s Day).

Save the date info: Back the Blue 5k race on Feb 9, Urban Harvest Fruit Tree Sale on Feb 9, Brays Bayou Association on Feb18, WAIC/Westbury Super Neighborhood on Feb 20, Westbury Civic Club on Feb 20, HPD Southwest PIP meeting on Feb 26, Grand Opening of Parker Elementary on Feb 28, and the Willow Waterhole MusicFest on April 13 and 14.

http://bit.ly/2019FebCrier

Delayed trash pickups

posted Jan 9, 2019, 5:12 PM by Westbury Civic Club President

The WCC office has been in contact with our City Council office and they are well aware of the problems. Continue to put out your trash on the correct day and it will get picked up; eventually.  Here is a letter received today from CM Ellen Cohen who represents a portion of Westbury:

Dear Friend,
Many residents have reached out to my office to report missed or delayed recycling and heavy trash pickup. This has been a major issue city-wide over the past few months, and I want to share with you some background on why the delays are happening and what the Solid Waste Department is doing to get us back on schedule.
Why is this happening?
• Unfortunately, the City of Houston's fleet of automated recycling pickup trucks is aging and many sustained damage during Hurricane Harvey. This has led to hundreds of hours of equipment downtime as the trucks are repaired.
• Another challenge is the impact a nation-wide skilled labor shortage has had on Houston. The department is in dire need of new truck mechanics as well as experienced CDL drivers.
• In addition, many homeowners’ garbage and recycling bins were washed away during Hurricane Harvey. This has created a backlog for the delivery of new bins.
• Finally, Solid Waste is experiencing the annual increase in volume that they see immediately following the holidays, which has further contributed to the delays.
What is the City doing about it?
• This summer the department is scheduled to receive 69 new trucks, which will ease the burden on the existing fleet.
• Although the majority of City of Houston departments remain under a hiring freeze, Mayor Turner has lifted this restriction for Solid Waste so that they may hire these direly-needed truck drivers and mechanics. The City of Houston hosted a Job Fair this morning to recruit new workers. To apply for one of these positions, please visit: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/houston
• The department has had existing staff working overtime on weekends to try to catch up.
• Mayor Turner is asking the department, 311 operators, and Council Members to keep his office apprised of all missed and delayed pickups so that he and his team can personally track them.
• The Solid Waste Department’s facebook page has daily information on what routes are being picked up each day. Today, Wednesday, January 9th, crews are working on Thursday and Friday A-week routes.
• Regularly-scheduled pickups are projected to resume within approximately 60 days.
What should I do in the meantime?
• If your bin isn’t picked up on your regularly-scheduled day, please report the situation to 311@houstontx.gov and cc: DistrictC@houstontx.gov. Please be sure to include your name, address, and what your normal pickup day is. Our office will share with the department and with the Mayor’s Office.
• Stay informed by continuing to check the department’s facebook page for updates on when your neighborhood’s pickup will take place.
Please know that I share your frustration on the delay of these core City services. My team is monitoring the situation closely and will distribute any updates we receive from the department.
Sincerely,
Ellen

Happy New Year! January Westbury Crier

posted Dec 31, 2018, 1:51 PM by Westbury Civic Club President


Here is a link to the January Crier.   There are three pages devoted to trash and recycling.  And the membership form to clip and mail in today!  We wish all of you the very best for 2019. 

December 2018 Crier Newsletter

posted Nov 29, 2018, 7:44 PM by Westbury Civic Club President

The December Westbury Crier is ready for distribution!  Until your paper copy is delivered, here is a link to the electronic version on our website:   http://bit.ly/Dec2018Crier

What’s HOT in December?  Holiday Events, including the popular "Deck the Halls" parade. Updates on mentor opportunities, Harvey survey, awards, infrastructure, crime statistics, and MORE!

2018 November Crier

posted Oct 30, 2018, 5:53 AM by Westbury Civic Club President

The Westbury Crier is ready for distribution!  Until your paper copy is delivered, here is a link to the electronic version on our website:   http://bit.ly/Nov2018WestburyCrier

What’s HOT in November?  Voting information, a recap of National Night Out and WHS news that the Houston Food Bank has a mobile food pantry at Westbury High School on Nov 1 and 15th. 

October 2018 Westbury Crier

posted Sep 28, 2018, 1:36 PM by Westbury Civic Club President

Attached is the link  to the October 2018 Crier. News this month: National Night Out is Tuesday, Oct 2nd; JUNK waste on the 11th, early voting starts on the 22nd and the White Elephant sale on the 27th!   http://bit.ly/OCT18WestburyCrier

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