Virtual meeting – 20 people in attendance
Call to order: 7:02pm by President Ben Dolan
Will review all outstanding meeting minutes at our next in-person meeting
Introduction of new attendees: No new attendees
Kate Dentler – Office of Council Member Abbie Kamin
Communications Director, working with the beautification committee memorial tree in the esplanade. Reminder stay safe and wear masks, please up for newsletter for updates
Advertising Chair, Block Captain Chair, Security/Citizen Patrol Chair
Membership – Eddie Yarborough (absent)
Block Captain Chair – Eddie Yarborough (absent)
Looking for 1 block captain
Treasurer’s Report – Beth Goodner
Year end 2020 in the black by less than $1,000. Need more involvement in our membership dues. Set aside money for the free already. If there is extra, comes into 2021 business as income.
Deed Restrictions – Judy Dyk (absent)
Beautification – Carolyn Lehnert (absent)
Has been working with the fire department and Abby Kamins office to plant a tree. Tentatively will be planted February 10th at 1pm through Houston Parks Department. Local Fire Department will water the tree, get it cleared through HPD headquarters. Not going to be a public meeting, a few firefighters and civic club members. Will put a plaque and a dedication ceremony once COVID has died down.
SNC – 14 Report – Kurt Swafford
Went to trash clean up and talked to HPD about racing on 610. Get enough attention to the area with police presence, and get them away from the area since it’s considered a traffic offense. Take diligence on our part : https://www.houstontx.gov/police/alert_slip/ and fill out this link to submit this info.
Leah Kilgore – Do call 911, and there is a task force that has been created to handle this. Tell them where you can hear it and where you are located. Feb 11th at 6:15pm, Sergeant Rock is a regular fixture at meetings and he will be addressing that.
Ben Dolan – 2 car race, starting at 610 overpass or 290.
Newsletter – Jessica Swafford
– Announcement: Lazybrook White Oak Bayou Litter Pick-up Event – Feb 20th 9am-12pm 610 to Ella get it cleaned up for Bluebonnet area the event is on Facebook
– link to website post: http://www.lazybrook.org/2021/01/20/lazybrook-litter-clean-up/
– link to fb page event invitation: https://www.facebook.com/events/758473454776033/
– Announcement: We have created an official Lazybrook Civic Club FB Page (separate from Lazybrook group as that is a discussion group) Improving conversations from civic club to community.
– link to new fb page https://www.facebook.com/lazybrookcivicclub/
Security/COPS – Ben Dolan
Citizen Patrol 20 hours on October 26 in November, 32 in December. Participation was up. Crime was down in the neighborhood 2 were report 200 block of millwood theft of car parts, and then one vandalism at a construction project. Report of homeless man camping in center point easement north of 18th street, homeowner got in contact with center point and they are going to make a formal request to HPD. Citizen patrol magnets fell off the car if it is found please let Ben know. 1802 Foxwood there were a bunch of police cars — the person was out of town and there was someone squatting in the house. They also reported that the car was stolen.
Architectural Review – Ben Dolan
2 applications in section 9. 1 approved 1 in review. 1 other resident in section 1 sent preliminary sketches in advance and provided them an unofficial review. Settled the issue in section 2 for 1803 and 1807 tannehill. They had started construction without submitting for application and completed multiple other homes in the same fashion. They removed the siding and fully bricked one of the homes agreed variance in the first home to get the brick in second. Lawyer wrote it in a way that it will not affect other projects.
Capital Improvements – Ben Dolan
We did start — in the research phase and coming up with ideas for improvements will span all different sorts of categories. If you are interested, please volunteer for it and a good thing going forward.
Proposal by Jessica Swafford: Combine the Website and Newsletter Committees into one “Communications Committee”. Communications committee to manage the functions of the Newsletter, Website, Social Media, and eventually the revival of our email distribution list
Leah Kilgore – Super Neighborhood 14
Talking about getting speed cushions, 88 neighborhoods for the councils and alliances, letter writing campaigns going in front of senate and house and senate bill 221& 442. Change the speed from 30 miles to 25 mph. Meeting on Feb 11th.
Announcements: Next Lazybrook Civic Club Meeting is Tuesday March 23rd, 2021