Community News

Letter from the Directors

Attached is a letter from the directors reviewing 2012.

Walking Trail Bridge Closed

Beginning Friday, September 28, 2012 the walking trail will be closed from the Rockcliffe walkway (Near Berwick Pl) to the Hwy 40/Victoria Entrance due to the replacement of the deteriorating wooden bridge and footers. This will be replaced with a new concrete bridge and reinforcements. We expect the construction to be complete within 3-4 weeks.

Thanks in advance for your patience as we work to maintain the Castlegate Community.

Attached is a map of the area closed.

Help the Police Help You

The City of College Station Police Department has opened a new campaign 'Hear it, See it, Report it'. Please see the attached flier. It is recomennded that everyone programs the non-emergency number, 979-764-3600.

CSTX - Neighborhood News

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Howdy Neighbors! Below is information on programs and services offered by City departments that may be beneficial to you and your neighbors. This month the focus is on Green Programs and services offered by Water Services, Sanitation/Recycling and Environmental Programs.

 Water Services

 Can Your Irrigation System Take The Heat??? Schedule a FREE landscape irrigation check-up to find out!

 The City of College Station offers free landscape irrigation check-ups to water customers with an automatic in-ground irrigation system. An irrigation check-up includes looking for broken or misdirected sprinkler heads, leaks and a review of your irrigation controller’s current and suggested run times to save water. The check-ups take between 30 and 45 minutes to complete, and the customer receives a written report documenting any problems noted in the irrigation system, as well as specific recommendations to save water. To schedule your free irrigation check-up, call 979.764.6223 or email Jennifer Nations at jnations@cstx.gov and put “Irrigation Check-Up” in the subject line.

 
 Lead and Copper Sampling…Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You?

 Every three years the City of College Station conducts monitoring for the presence of lead and copper in drinking water. The next round of monitoring will be conducted in August and September. Lead and copper primarily enter drinking water through a home’s plumbing system rather than the citywide water distribution system. Because of this, water samples must be collected from a faucet inside the customer’s home. A random sample of homes meeting certain criteria and built during the 1970’s and 1980’s will have sample bottles delivered within the next few weeks. Attached to the bottles will be specific instructions on how to collect a water sample, and contact information for the water utility. There is no charge to the customer to collect the water sample. For more information, please contact Jennifer Nations at jnations@cstx.gov or call 979.764.6223.

 

Green Seminars and Recycling

Fall Green Seminars:

9/4 – Landfill Tour (Requires > 15 in attendance)

                -Guided tour of the new Twin Oaks Landfill, dinner will be provided.

10/2 – Household Hazardous Waste

                -What it is exactly, alternatives, dates of HHW collections

11/6 – Green Gifting

                -Thinking eco-aware when buying for Christmas.

12/4 – Compost Class

                -A quick class to learn how to compost, this is not a licensing course.

 

Sign up online, www.cstx.gov/recycle, all seminars take place at 5:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Municipal Court Building, located at 300 Krenek Tap Road.

 

Ongoing - MyWaste Smart Phone Application

The City of College Station’s Sanitation Division has launched a free smart phone and tablet computer app to provide timely information about the city’s sanitation and recycling services.  The my-waste app allows residents to create custom reminders for collection days and holidays, and can access detailed information about recycling, household hazardous waste disposal, landfill operations and more.  A Regional Solid Waste Grant by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Brazos Valley Council of Governments funded the app.

The my-waste app works on all operating systems and can be downloaded from the Apple and Android app stores. Residents without smart phones or tablets can continue to access information online at www.cstx.gov/sanitation.

Commercial Recycling Options

Businesses now have the opportunity to recycle and compost their organic waste!  Information can be found by calling or emailing the recycling coordinator!  979-764-6229, hqualls@cstx.gov

Environmental Programs

Earlier this year the Development Engineering Division in Planning & Development Services hired an Engineering Program Specialist to ensure that the City was meeting all federal and state mandates regarding the management of storm water. Marcelo Arreola is the Engineering Program Specialist charged with leading these efforts. As the department’s Engineering Program Specialist, Marcelo is responsible for making sure the City abides by the EPA and State (TCEQ) mandates regarding the discharging of storm water. Part of Marcelo’s job is to educate the public on ways to reduce storm water pollution and ensure that  measures are taken to identify potential problems that contribute to storm water pollution. Marcelo will be attending some neighborhood events in the Fall to let neighborhoods know more about his  efforts and ways that they can help reduce storm water pollution. If you would like to contact Marcelo, he can be reached at marreola@cstx.gov or 764-3570.

Also, attached is a brochure on other Environmental Outreach opportunities and programs available to residents. For more information on these programs, please contact Shelia McQueen, Environmental Programs Coordinator at smcqueen@cstx.gov or at 764-3834.

Yard of the Month - July 2012

Congratulations to our Yard of the Month Winners

July 2012

 

2212 Rockingham Lp  

2234 Carlisle Ct


Annual Meeting Notice

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

REMINDER

FOREST RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAFETERIA

7:00 pm, Monday September 10, 2012


Candidate Information - see the attached form

Proxy or Absentte Ballot - due by Monday September 3, 2012

 

We need help with the following board positions:

Architectural Control Committee
Flags at Main entrance
Yard of the Month

If you are interested in getting involved with your community,

please contact the management office

Voter Registration

Voter Registration Deadline for May Election is April 12
Posted Date: 4/3/2012 9:00 AM

The voter registration deadline for the May primary election is Thursday, April 12.

To be eligible to vote in Brazos County, a citizen must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be a resident of Brazos County;
  • Be at least 18 years of age on election day;
  • Be Registered to vote;
  • Not be a convicted felon (unless the sentence, including probation and parole, has been completed);
  • Not be declared mentally incompetent by a court of law.

Citizens can register online at www.brazosvotes.org, or mail a completed and signed application to Kristeen Roe, Brazos County Voter Registrar, 300 E. William Joel Bryan Parkway, Bryan, TX 77803.

Name or address changes must be made at least 30 days before an election. The updated registration becomes effective in the precinct of the new address 30 days after the voter registrar receives the change notice.

No College Station City Council seats will be at stake in May after voters defeated a proposition in November to keep city elections in May of odd-numbered years. As a result, city elections will move to November. The next general election date is Nov. 6.

Skunk Activity

Posted Date: 3/23/2012 8:15 AM

COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT
03/23/2012 - News: Skunk Activity

The College Station Police Department is once again asking for citizens to be especially careful due to the fact that during this time of year skunks become more active and the possibility of contact with these animals could increase.

If you or your animal come into contact with a skunk it is very important for you to call the police department. Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus. In infected mammals, it is spread through the saliva and is contractible by any warm-blooded animal. Signs of a possible rabid animal are:

• Change in behavior - Nocturnal animals, like skunks, raccoons, coyotes, foxes and bats should not be out and about during the daylight hours.
• Unexplainable paralysis or inability to move
• Not eating or eating strange foods
• Pawing at the mouth
• Appearance of choking
• Difficu lty in swallowing
• Chewing at the site of a wound or bite site

If you witness any wild animal in the city, displaying the symptoms listed above, please call the College Station Police department at 979-764-3600. It is always important to keep your pet's vaccination current against rabies. It is also important to not let your pets to roam free where they might be at risk of coming in contact with a rabid animal.

The safety of our community does not have borders. It is the goal of every law enforcement agency to protect the citizens that we serve. Be the eyes and ears of your police department. When you see suspicious activity contact the College Station Police Department at 979-764-3600 or the Texas A&M University Police Department at 979-845-2345; contact the Bryan Police Department or the Brazos County Sheriff's Office at 979-361-3888. Together we can make a difference in our community.

Prepared By: Officer Rhonda Seaton

Question s regarding this news release may be directed to:
Officer Rhonda Seaton, Public Information Officer
College Station Police Department
2611 Texas Avenue
College Station, Texas 77840
Office Phone: (979) 764-3591
Cell Phone (979) 204-5200
Department Phone: (979) 764-3600
Email: rseaton@cstx.gov

Information on American Water Resources

Good Afternoon Neighbors!
 
College Station residents will soon begin receiving information from American Water Resources, a company that offers homeowners insurance for water & sewer line repairs.

The City of College Station wants residents to know that it doesn’t endorse specific offers by insurance companies to cover water and sewer line repairs on private property. Residents may be receiving such offers in the mail in the coming weeks.

“A lot of cities across the country endorse warranties offered by specific companies, but we expect the free market to make the best choices available to our citizens,” Water Services Director David Coleman said. “We are certainly not against the coverage itself, but we want to make it clear that the City of College Station is not partnering with any of these insurance companies. These offers should be considered carefully and on their own merits.”

In most cases, homeowners are responsible for repairs to water or sewer lines on their properties since the city’s responsibility ends at the meter or property line. For a monthly fee, warranty companies can provide coverage for water and sewer line repairs.

Also, please forward this information to others in your neighborhood or HOA . We want residents to know about this issue so that they can make an informed decision. If you have questions regarding this issue, feel free to email or call me.

Thank You,

Barbara Moore, MPA
City of College Station
Neighborhood Services Office

New Traffic Signal

Traffic Advisory - New Signal Activation - SH 40/Barron Rd
Posted Date: 3/6/2012 3:30 PM

COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT
03/06/2012 - News: Traffic Advisory

On Wednesday, March 7th the signal lights at the intersection of State Highway 40 and Barron Road will be fully activated. The College Station Police Department will have officers working in the area. As a courtesy and in an effort to give citizens the opportunity to adjust to the new signal, officers will be issuing warnings for the first two weeks following the activation of the signal lights. Motorists traveling through the area should use caution while drivers adjust to the new traffic control device. In addition, please watch for road crews working to complete final details on the new intersection.

The safety of our community does not have borders. It is the goal of every law enforcement agency to protect the citizens that we serve. Be the eyes and ears of your police department. When you see suspicious activity contact the College Station Police Department at 979-764-3600 or the Texas A&M University Police Department at 979-845-2345; contact the Bryan Police Department or the Brazos County Sheriff's Office at 979-361-3888. Together we can make a difference in our community.

Prepared By: Officer Rhonda Seaton

Questions regarding this news release may be directed to:
Officer Rhonda Seaton, Public Information Officer
College Station Police Department
2611 Texas Avenue
College Station, Texas 77840
Office Phone: (979) 764-3591
Cell Phone (979) 204-5200
Department Phone: (979) 764-3600
Email: rseaton@cstx.gov

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