Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Brazos County, Texas
Household Hazardous Waste & Computer Collection Day

WHEN:
Saturday, 29-April-2017, from 7am to 2pm

WHERE:
TAMU University Services Building (USB) #3400, (the old Texas Instruments Building)

Enter from the Harvey Road Gate — (There is no entry from University Drive)
• Take Harvey Rd East towards Huntsville, to entry gate on left past Veterans Park
or
• Take Harvey Rd. west from Hwy 30, to entry gate on right just before Vetrans Park

WHO:
For the entire Brazos Valley to dispose of their household hazardous waste
free of charge (there is a fee for small businesses and an account must be
set up prior to the event).

WHAT:
Items that will be accepted include:
• medications & pharmaceuticals, computers, paint, oil and oil filters, antifreeze, herbicides, pesticides,
chemicals, pharmaceutical & medical waste, and much more.

Items that WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED include:
• explosives, ammunition, tires, televisions, compressed gas cylinders, radioactive waste,
household garbage, 55-gallon drums, etc.
• Much more detail on what is acceptable and what is NOT acceptable can be found online,
at http://twinoakslandfill.com/events/ and/or http://twinoakslandfill.com/hhw-accepted...

FURTHER INFORMATION:
For more information call the BVSWMA - HHW Hotline at (979) 764-3809 or log on the website at
http://twinoakslandfill.com/events/.

Seminar Supper - Tuesday April 25, 2017

Our next Seminar Supper is April 25 at 6:00 PM at City Hall Council Chambers. Our speaker is Code Enforcement Supervisor Julie Caler. She will speak on how code enforcement operates in College Station, what they do and don’t handle, frequent code violations and more.

Code Enforcement is always a popular topic as it is a very important department to our citizens. We hope you will join us and come out learn more about Code Enforcement. It is always a very educational seminar and helps citizens better understand the operations and processes of code enforcement. 

Please pass this along to neighbors and friends that maybe interested in attending and finding out more about code enforcement. 

To attend, click here to RSVP: http://bit.ly/1oYTynb

Bike Lane Issues

We have received several phone calls & emails of people driving in the bike lane at the corner of William D Fitch and Victoria. Please be careful and watch out for children and bikers when driving along this intersection. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter!

Thank you

Victoria Traffic Concerns

Traffic concerns on Victoria road through Castlegate and Castlegate II

 

Citizens can contact James Robertson via email or phone.

Phone Number: (979) 764-3862

Email Address: jrobertson@cstx.gov

 

In general, here are some responses Traffic Engineering has provided concerning Victoria Avenue:

  • Victoria Avenue @ Etonbury Avenue

o   This intersection could become an all-way stop in the future if an engineering study were to find that an all-way stop is warranted based upon crash history and traffic volume.  It would be a violation of the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for us to post an all-way stop for the purpose of controlling speed along Victoria Avenue.  The Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices is adopted within the Texas Transportation Code. We should have funds for this evaluation in next year’s budget. 

  • Victoria Avenue @ Norwich Drive

o   Traffic Engineering will evaluate this intersection in the future to determine if an all-way stop is warranted.  Given that Norwich Drive is a residential street, it is unlikely that the evaluation will find this to be the case.  We are looking into installing pedestrian crossing signs. This would be evaluated at the same time Victoria Avenue @ Etonbury Avenue is evaluated. 

  • Victoria Avenue Speed Limit

o   Traffic Engineering and CSPD will work on collecting speed data along the roadway to determine if the speed limit should be changed and to determine what level of enforcement could be needed.  CSPD is stretched thin, therefore, it will take time before this evaluation can be completed.

  • Victoria Avenue Speed Humps

o   Because Victoria Avenue is a primary response route for the College Station Fire Department, we will not be able to consider speed bumps along this roadway.  Speed humps have a negative effect on emergency response times and pose a risk to patients in ambulances.  As an example, imagine you’re the person that fell off a ladder and hurt your back.  As the ambulance takes you to the hospital, it now has to go over the speed humps as it exits the neighborhood. 

  • Children at Play signs

o   These signs cannot be installed because it would be a violation of the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.  Additionally, these signs have been found to increase risk to children in the communities where they are posted.  Driver’s tend to ignore the signs because they often see them without also seeing children.  At the same time, some parents assume the signs are affecting driver behavior and use less caution in the observation of their children.  This decreased observation with no change in driver behavior increases risk.

Save the Date - Fishing Tournament

Save the Date

Castlegate Fishing Tournament

June 24, 2017

9am - 12pm

 

*If you would be interested in volunteering, please contact nmromer@icloud.com

Piyo Class

Starting January 31 we will be offering a PiYo class-Tuesday night at 5:45pm-6:45pm at the Castlegate II Community Center. This is a great way to build community and get to know some of your neighbors! 


PiYo is an incredibly effective body-transformation program that combines Pilates and yoga-inspired moves, all set to a faster pace, so you get your strength, fexibility, and cardio all in each workout. PiYo delivers the long, lean muscles and flat, toned abs of Pilates, a firm butt and strong arms like you'd get from yoga, and the weight-loss benefits of fat-burning cardio. The movement pattern goes from longer (16 count) to shorter and faster (4 count). There is a lot of getting up and down from the floor to standing position. This program will work your core like no other and is great for athletes who want to stretch their hip flexors, IT Band, hamstrings, and lower back. It is great for folks who want to get in a great workout without  pounding on the joints. Classes are one hour  and are $8 per class. Sessions will run 8 weeks allowing for no class the week of Spring Break. There will be one free make up class in case you must miss a scheduled class. To register, please contact Mary Timoney at 979-428-5530 and she will get you all set up.

2017 Yard of the Month

 Yard of the Month

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Congratulations to our April Winners!

4201 Conway

4408 Apple Pl

4401 Hearst Ct

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Congratulations to our March Winners!

2356 Kendal Green

2400 Stone Castle

4218 Drogo Ct

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Congratulations to our February Winners!

4402 Amberley Pl

2458 Newark Cr

2315 Carisbrooke Lp

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Congratulations to our January Winners!

4400 Hearst Ct

4301 Clipstone Ct

2406 Newark Cr

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Castlegate Residents

Please explore the site for more information on living in our community.

Castlegate Communities are managed by Neighborhood Partners, a local College Station company.

KEEP YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION UP TO DATE

Spring Bazaar

Head over to the Spring Bazaar on Sunday, April 30th from 2:00-5:00pm at the Castlegate II Event Center. Featuring Rodan & Fields, Stella & Dot, LipSense, Advocare, Jamberry, LulaRoe, Usborne Books, B Unique Boutique, Heartworks, and Matilda Jane! A portion of all proceeds will benefit Every Mother Counts.

 

Spring Bazaar

Castlegate II Event Center

4205 Norwich

College Station, TX 77845

UPDATE: Lost Dog 4/20/17

UPDATE: The dog has been returned to the owner.

 

Lost dapple daschund from Camber Ct. She has one blue eye and one brown eye, no collar, is microchipped but has not been registered to the owner's address yet. If she is found, she can be put back into her owner's yard at 4207 Camber Ct, or you may contact Kristen at 979-575-8800.

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