City Information on Seismic survey

City staff has been made aware of concerns by some residents who did not receive sufficient notification of seismic survey work being conducted in their neighborhoods.

The companies that received permits to conduct seismic testing are responsible for notifying residents in these areas; however, it's clear that many of you didn't receive that notification. While we're told the companies are redoubling their communication efforts, here's some info that might be helpful:

·         The city permitted this seismic survey work, including the geophone equipment being placed in city rights of way (in or near your yard) and along city-maintained roads.

·         These companies are also performing seismic surveys in Brazos County and previously did so within the City of Bryan.

·         As the companies' materials describe, seismic surveys are geologic surveys of subsurface formations for oil and gas exploration. Geophones are safe, passive receivers that require no electricity and should be removed from your neighborhood within two to four weeks.

·         City right of way often extends about 11 feet behind the curb. Geophone receivers would be placed within this space.

·         City ordinance prohibits the vibroseis trucks (used to send brief sound waves into the earth) from doing work in city-owned rights of way.

·         Some private property owners may have contracted to allow sourcing on their private property.

Should you want to contact the seismic survey companies directly:

ITM                 800.492.0368

Dawson           800.332.9766

If you have additional questions, please contact College Station Planning & Development Services during business hours Monday-Friday at 979.764.3570.

Irrigation Information from the City of College Station

  • For information on rainfall in your neighborhood and suggested watering times, please visit the Brazos Valley Water Smart website at http://bvwatersmart.tamu.edu . You can also sign up for free weekly emails from this website.

Chapter 7, Section 1, paragraph A:

Stagnant water prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person who owns or occupies any house, building, establishment, lot, or yard in the City to permit or allow holes, places, or containers where water may accumulate and become stagnant.

Chapter 11, Section 9, Paragraph H (2) c reads: (c)

The following uses constitute a waste of water and are prohibited:

(i)                  Allowing water to run off a property or allowing water to pond in the street or parking lot.

(ii)                Operating an irrigation system with sprinkler heads that are broken or out of adjustment.

(iii)               Failure to repair a controllable leak(s) within a reasonable period after having been given notice directing the repair of such leak(s).

Solicitor Information

The Association would like to share the following information from the College Station Police Department:

We have received a few calls and messages regarding solicitors in the area and we want to remind our citizens to call CSPD if they feel threatened or if the solicitor has violated the following:

1. It is unlawful for a person 14 years of age or older to solicit an occupant of residential premises, unrequested

a) Without first registering and obtaining an identification badge issued by the City in accordance with this section;

b) Except between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and one half-hour (1/2) after sunset;

c)If the residence conspicuously displays at or near the primary residence, a readily legible sign, bearing any of the words: "No Trespassing"/"No Peddlers"/"No Advertising"/"No Solicitation"/"No handbills."

2. It is unlawful for the registrant to allow any other person to use or wear their own City-issued indentification badge.

3. It is unlawful for any registrant or registrant's agent to represent that City's issuance of a certificate of registration or indentification badge constitutes the City's endorsement or approval of the purposes of any particular solicitation.

The most important part is to call CSPD at 979-764-3600. We can't take enforcement action if we don't know about it! They are permitted to operate  within College Station because they have not violated City Ordinance as they have been issued valid permits (always ask to see a solicitor's City Permit!!). However, that is because we aren't being called or recieving complaints.

Reporting an Issue or Concern

Our office has been notified that many concerns in the community are being reported on the NextDoor app. The management office does not have access to view these concerns on the app. If notice an issue in the community, please notify the management office by using the Contact/Report an Issue link at the top of the Association webpage.

Thank you.

Solicitor Information from the College Station Police Department

We have received a few calls and messages regarding solicitors in the area and we want to remind our citizens to call CSPD if they feel threatened or if the solicitor has violated the following: 

1. It is unlawful for a person 14 years of age or older to solicit an occupant of residential premises, unrequested: 

(a)Without first registering and obtaining an identification badge issued by the City in accordance with this section; 
(b) Except between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and one half-hour (1/2) after sunset; 
(c) If the residence conspicuously displays at or near the primary entrance to the residence, a readily legible sign, bearing any of the words: "NO TRESPASSING"/"NO PEDDLERS"/"NO ADVERTISEMENTS"/"NO SOLICITATION"/"NO HANDBILLS." 
(d) At a location other than the primary entrance to the residence.
2. It is unlawful for the registrant to allow any other person to use or wear their own City-issued identification badge. 3. It is unlawful for any registrant or registrant's agent to represent that the City's issuance of a certificate of registration or identification badge constitutes the City's endorsement or approval of the purposes of any particular solicitation.  

The most important part is to call CSPD at 979-764-3600. We can't take enforcement action if we don't know about it! They are permitted to operate within College Station because they have not violated City Ordinance and they have been issued valid permits (always ask to see a solicitor's City Permit!!). However, that is because we aren't being called or receiving complaints!!! Please remember that CSPD cannot view neighborhood Nextdoor sites and simply posting it on Nextdoor is not enough for us to be aware. You will need to call CSPD and report the incident so that we can respond. If we can catch them in violation or document the violations, we will be able to move forward with suspension or revocation of their permits. I hope this clarifies any questions that y'all might have.

Thanks,

Andy Drake
College Station Police Department

  

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