Spring Shadows Civic Association

Spring Shadows Civic Association Homeowners Association for 1967 members in the Spring Branch area of Houston, TX

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CitizensNet: Houston Health Department leading antibody testing survey to better understand the spread of COVID-19 in Ho...
09/03/2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates – City of Houston Emergency Operations Center

CitizensNet: Houston Health Department leading antibody testing survey to better understand the spread of COVID-19 in Houston | 09-02-2020

HOUSTON – The Houston Health Department is collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rice University, and Baylor College of Medicine to conduct an antibody testing survey to understand how many people in the city were previously infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.

The survey will identify people infected in the past with COVID-19 by the presence of antibodies, proteins the body’s immune system makes to fight infections. Antibody testing does not replace oral or nasal swab viral testing that looks for current infection.

Teams consisting of Houston Health Department staff and Houston Fire Department paramedics will visit randomly selected homes across Houston, asking household members to answer survey questions and provide a blood sample. Phase one is set to take place Sept. 8-24, with phase two starting in the winter of 2021.

“If we knock on your door, I strongly encourage you and your loved ones to participate in this important survey,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. “The data you provide by participating will help inform strategies to mitigate the effects of COVID-19.”

As COVID-19 cases in Houston soared in July, the health department launched its Better. Together. campaign, encouraging Houstonians to work together to stop the spread of the virus, particularly in hard-hit, vulnerable communities. During the first month of the campaign, Houston’s COVID-19 positivity rate dropped from 20% to 7.8%

“The Houston Health Department’s Better. Together. public health education campaign reminds Houstonians we must work together to overcome the virus and this antibody study is an opportunity to help,” said Mayor Turner.

Only homes approached by the teams are eligible to participate, and participation is voluntary. The teams will be identifiable by their Better. Together. shirts.

Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research is providing communication and outreach support for the survey.

For more information about the antibody survey, visit houstonemergency.org/covid19.

𝗢𝗖𝗧𝗢𝗕𝗘𝗥 𝗚𝗘𝗡𝗘𝗥𝗔𝗟 𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡Spring Shadows Civic Association 𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗜𝗗𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗦 𝗢𝗡𝗟𝗬.This October, we will conduct elections for Boar...
08/17/2020
Directors – Spring Shadows Civic Association

𝗢𝗖𝗧𝗢𝗕𝗘𝗥 𝗚𝗘𝗡𝗘𝗥𝗔𝗟 𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡

Spring Shadows Civic Association 𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗜𝗗𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗦 𝗢𝗡𝗟𝗬.

This October, we will conduct elections for Board of Directors for Sections B and D throughout our neighborhood. We are looking for anyone interested in becoming a Director.

Sharing your talents as a Board Member is one of the best ways that you can give back to this neighborhood that we all call home.

If you have any specific questions, please feel free to reach out to me at [email protected] or through Facebook.

If you are interested in running for any of the seats up for election this October, or any of the currently vacant seats (https://springshadows.org/leadership/directors/), please contact the SSCA Office to include your interest.

SSCA Office
(713) 460-1718
[email protected]

Thanks,
Greg Janak
Chair, Nominations Committee

Currently there are five (5) open director positions for the year 2020 - Section 4C, Section9B, Section14C, Section18A, and Section 19A. The Director list below for 2020 has the current directors' email accounts.

03/12/2020

CANCELLED - - SSCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING FOR MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020

Howdy Neighbors,

As you are all aware, the City of Houston has issued a Public Health Emergency regarding COVID-19. According to the Houston Health Department, to mitigate the possible spread of the Coronavirus, persons over the age of 60 and persons with underlying health conditions, such as lung disease, heart disease, and diabetes, should avoid public gatherings. Further, the Houston Health Department advises that, if possible, meetings should be cancelled. As such, after discussing this with several members of the SSCA Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, and the Health and Mosquito Committee, the SSCA Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Monday, March 16, 2020 is cancelled.



I am unaware of any COVID-19 cases in our immediate vicinity or neighborhood. This action is strictly out of an extreme abundance of caution to protect the health and well-being of our neighbors, many of whom could be susceptible to ill effects of this virus.



As of right now, the Spring Membership General Meeting remains scheduled for April 14, 2020. The Board, Executive Committee, and Health & Mosquito Committee will continue to monitor all sources of reliable information to take any and all steps necessary regarding the conducting of this meeting in a safe manner. Should circumstances change regarding the General Meeting, we will make all possible efforts to communicate this to you, our neighbors.



In the meantime, I urge you to take all precautions to minimize the spread of this virus. Continue to practice good hygiene and hand-washing procedures. If you are ill, stay home. If you are in one of the above populations susceptible to harsh effects from this disease, limit your exposure to crowds. If you know of neighbors that are in one of these populations that do not have nearby family members or caretakers, consider reaching out to them and asking them if there is anything you can do to assist them in this uncertain time.



Thank you, and please stay safe.

Carl

In an effort to better serve you, the social committee of the Spring Shadows Civic Association would like you to take 2 ...
02/21/2020
SSCA Social Committee Survey

In an effort to better serve you, the social committee of the Spring Shadows Civic Association would like you to take 2 minutes of your time and complete the survey at the link below by March 10. Thank you!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OPgm-loRilSNYWtAJOko__t7M_tl6RfOWLci2sdif5U/viewform?edit_requested=true

The goal of the Social Committee is to bring community-building events and experiences to our neighborhood. The goal of this survey is to identify activities that are of interest to your household and you are likely to participate in 2020. Please take a few moments to provide your feedback and sugge...

02/18/2020

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Texas Businesses, Residents Affected by Watson Grinding & Manufacturing Facility Explosion

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Texas businesses and residents affected by the Watson Grinding and Manufacturing Facility explosion that occurred Jan. 24, 2020. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA received from Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 11, 2020.

The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller counties.

Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters whose property was damaged or destroyed by this disaster. Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 19, SBA disaster recovery specialists will be on hand at the following Disaster Loan Outreach Center to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each individual complete their application:

CITY OF HOUSTON
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Brenda and John Duncan YMCA
Multipurpose Room B
10655 Clay Road
Houston, TX 77041

Opens 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19

Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Closes 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5

No appointment is necessary.

Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to businesses and homeowners to help with the cost of improvements to protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.

For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private nonprofit organizations of any size, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.

Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.

Interest rates can be as low as 3.75 percent for businesses, 2.75 percent for private nonprofit organizations and 1.563 percent for homeowners and renters with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email [email protected] for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339.

The deadline to apply for property damage is April 13, 2020.

The deadline to apply for economic injury is Nov. 13, 2020.

View more information at www.houstonrecovers.org

02/11/2020

It is the policy of the Spring Shadows Civic Association not to provide personal information, including cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses, to third parties.

01/24/2020

"The SSCA office is aware that some of our members suffered damages in this morning's explosion. If so, after you have ensured your personal safety and that of your loved ones, we suggest contacting your homeowners' insurance company and/or legal counsel to pursue any claims you may have with regard to this incident. If we obtain any resources from our partners that can help you, our neighbors, we will provide them on this website. Thank you and stay safe."

08/21/2019

Recap from Spring Shadows Civic Association President Rob Cooms regarding the Neuens Drainage meeting:

This overall project is actually 5 sub-projects. This meeting was about Sub-Project 1 (Neuens Rd) which has to be built first and is meant to be the backbone for the rest. The other 4 Sub-Projects, when eventually built, will feed rainwater into the Neuens Sub-Project and are not currently funded. The other four (4) sub-projects are in Spring Shadows and Campbell Woods.

Neuens is a 1.2-mile combination drainage and mobility project. The road will be rebuilt as a 2 lane road and will contain additional features to increase the ability to retain water and increase the amount of water to flow out of the southern part of Spring Shadows. This project is estimated at $18.2 Million. Under the Master Agreement, the funding was split 80/20 between the City of Houston and Precinct 4 of Harris County, in that order. The County was going to pay for the street construction portion; the City would pay for the drainage portion.

The Neuens Project was included on the City of Houston's Capital Improvement Project (CIP) listing. CIP projects are supposed to be funded by a “guaranteed” spending fund. Now, we are advised that the funding source has been changed by the City (attributed to Mayor Turner) to funding by a federal grant relating to Hurricane Harvey. Under that grant, money has to be spent first and then reimbursed by the federal government. Since the city doesn't have much money, it would have to spend some money, wait reimbursement, spend more money, have it reimbursed, etc. These are the so-called “Additional Requirements” which were not present before. The City and County are trying to work them out

The Neuens construction was hoped to start in the First Quarter for 2020. At the meeting, City personnel advised that that date was anticipated to remain on schedule despite the new funding mechanism. There was a considerable amount of skepticism about this expressed by the audience attendance. It is important to note that the Project was not cancelled, but is subject to delay since now the funding has strings (Additional Requirements).

Concerned residents need to write letters to Mayor Turner, and whoever might be elected as Mayor and City Council Members (District A and At-Large) in the Fall. Concerned residents need to stay involved and monitor the Neuens Project. I hope it will become a campaign issue for Mayoral, City Council District A, and At-Large Council Member candidates that are appealing for the votes of Spring Shadows residents
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Neuens Drainage Project in Jeopardy - Very Important Meeting This Thursday Night 8/22/19...

We have just been advised that the City of Houston has changed the terms and conditions of the funding for the Neuens Drainage Project which puts our Spring Shadows drainage projects at jeopardy, and risks future flooding events.

As a result, a Community Meeting has been called for tomorrow night, August 22nd, at the VFW Hall at 7 PM. The VFW Hall is located at 1560 Foley 77055 (SW of the intersection of Campbell Rd. and Long Point, behind the Bingo Hall). City Council Member Brenda Stardig has been asked, and has agreed, to host this meeting to discuss the status of this project and its potential delay. Mayor Turner and Commissioner Cagle have also been invited to attend.

Since this directly affects your home, I wanted you to know about this meeting and give you the opportunity to attend and find out more information. I'm sorry for the short notice, but I just found out about this.

Thanks.

Robert S. Cooms, Jr.
President

The City of Houston Public Works has finalized the locations of the Speed Cushions with the SSCA. The map showing the lo...
08/05/2019
Speed Cushion Locations – Spring Shadows Civic Association

The City of Houston Public Works has finalized the locations of the Speed Cushions with the SSCA. The map showing the locations can be found on the SSCA website (https://springshadows.org/speed-cushion-locations/).

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At the request of several Spring Shadows Civic Association members since the hail from storms in May, please be aware th...
05/13/2019
Spring Shadows Civic Association

At the request of several Spring Shadows Civic Association members since the hail from storms in May, please be aware that ALL roof replacements need Association approval BEFORE work begins. Go to the Association website www.springshadows.org and complete an Architectural Control Application (on the webpage; Community, Forms). The application will show what roofing manufacturers, materials, and warranties are required. If you have any questions, call Liz at the Association office (713) 460-1718.

04/05/2019

Cypress Creek has begun fogging for mosquitoes in the Spring Shadows Civic Association subdivision. They will continue to do so on a weekly basis through October. If the Health and Mosquito Committee feel more applications are needed after October, they will request that fogging continue thru November.

11/09/2018

Mosquito Control

The Association has been informed that members who view the Spring Shadows Neighborhood Group page have been asked to email the Association office regarding their opinion of spraying for mosquitoes or to discontinue spraying for mosquitoes. The Association is interested in your opinion and asks that you send it to [email protected] rather than the office email so that we can monitor responses more efficiently.

Thank you.

07/25/2018

Spring Shadows Civic Association members should read the Association website www.springshadows.org for good information about the Association. If you don't read your paper copy of the Newscaster, it's on the website. If you're planning on doing exterior changes, they require an application and committee approval. The website has the Architectural Control Application on it. If you want to know who your directors is for your street, a list of director names & addresses is on the website with the subsection they represent and a description of the streets covered by each subsection. The Association office also posts important community information for members. Make this your go to place for all accurate information about the Association.

06/14/2018

Just a reminder...if you are planning any exterior work on your house (paint, windows, roof, siding, doors, fencing, etc.) these improvements need to be approved by the Spring Shadows Civic Association Architectural Control Committee. Complete a Architectural Control Application which can be found on our website www.springshadows.org under the Community heading; SSCA Forms; second form is the ACC form. Exterior improvements made without the ACC approval are considered unapproved which could result in re-working your changes.

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10355 Centrepark Dr, Ste 220
Houston, TX
77043

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Monday 08:30 - 15:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 15:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 15:00
Thursday 08:30 - 15:00
Friday 08:30 - 15:00

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Since its organization in 1967, the Spring Shadows Civic Association has contributed to the improvement of the subdivision and enjoyed growing support from the subdivision residents. The primary objectives of the association remain much as they were when the group was formed. The organization is supported by membership dues and its effectiveness is also directly affected by the extent to which residents in the subdivision are willing to participate. The association is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by members and the Board of Directors elects the officers.

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