MEETING MINUTES – Lazybrook Civic Club of Houston
Virtual Meeting – 26 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:
Special Guest From Sally Alcorn’s office , Hannah Cobb :
– Houston Health Dept 13k new vaccination appointments all went really fast.
– All Texas adults will be eligible next Monday, March 29th.
– Coronavirus and recovery report to determine the Health and economic impacts.
– Houston will receive $615 Million in the American Rescue Act.
– Sally Alcorn is the chairwoman for regulatory affairs committee
– Sound ordinance: work with neighborhoods that have bars and restaurants that create sound nuisance as well as animal welfare right issues.
– Working with HPD and Mayor for policy change and enforcement issues. New Police Chief Fenner .
Advertising Chair, Block Captain Chair, Security/Citizen Patrol Chair – reach out to Ben Dolan or any active chair members if interested.
Membership – Eddie Yarborough
– Down big time due to freeze, only at 6.9% out of our 677 homes.
– April is membership drive month.
– Pre Addressed Envelopes to make it easier.
– Collect dues all year long, 2 membership drives April and October.
– Funds go to clean up and maintenance of 18th street, mosquito spraying, citizens patrol, and beautification.
Block Captain Chair – Eddie Yarborough (absent)
Looking for 1 block captain
Treasurer’s Report – Beth Goodner (absent)
Deed Restrictions – Judy Dyk (absent)
One person wanted to add a fence but if it is on property line both have to agree because it is co-owned. Person that wants a new fence will have to add it on their side of the existing fence.
Beautification – Carolyn Lehnert (absent)
Planted tree in February to honor fallen firefighter. Parks and fire department. Parks donated tree and the fire department is going to water the tree for 2 years. There was a ceremony for planting the tree.
SNC – 14 Report – Kurt Swafford
Feb 11th was the last meeting, next is April 8th.
Officially 2 slots for delegates, and 1 open if anyone is interested. Good chance to get contact information and hear about a greater neighborhood.
Ann Johnson – getting started with the legislative agenda. Deed restriction side, stuff going on with state house and senate, making it easier to change restrictions due to racist language. Easier to remove discriminatory language of any kind.
Projects in the works for improving sidewalks and overall appearance south of 18th to fix.
Drag racing – a lot of arrests going on county wide, task force monitoring dispatch, call non emergency HPD #.
Newsletter/ Communications – Jessica Swafford
- Newsletter issue, all up to contributions, national night out, feature in the next issue in May.
- Social Media – good feedback, litter pick up a few weeks ago, 30 people showed up and finished early cleaned up all trash they could find.
- Trash coming from foodarama area towards bayou and homeless population contributing
- 50 people paid their dues in the past day and a half, hoping to see a big uptick in due payment.
- Added two advertisers, Judy Tuttleworth Salon and mobile company and Our Savior Lutheran School renewed their advertisements.
Security/COPS – Ben Dolan
Jan/Feb hours were down 20/26 hours respectively. In 2020, we did a total of 322 hours. This year we are going to try to reach 365 hours – 1 patrol a day.
Crime – string of Breaking and Entering’s
– Jan 26th – 1800 foxwood, homeless person squatting while homeowner was out of town
– Jan 30th – 2600 W. TC Jester
– 2000 block Widdicomb – homeless and squatting in attic of construction house
– Feb 2nd – 2000 block Seamist
– Feb 5th – 2000 block Lazybrook
– Feb 23rd, theft of vehicle parts on 2300 block of brookmere drive
Architectural Review – Ben Dolan
– Tattenhall (Section 9) – Addition – Approved since last meeting
– Sea Queen (Section 1) – Addition – Received/Approved since last meeting
– Millwood (Section 1) – Patio addition – Received/Approved since last meeting
– Foxwood (Section 4) – Home addition – Received since last meeting – Plans under review
– Guese Road (Section 2) – Solar Panels – Received since last meeting – Plans under review
– 1802 Tattenhall (Section 9) – Sent Cease & Desist Letter – No plans submitted – No COH permit
– Multiple COH red tags on front door
– Sign just went up in front yard – Notice of Development Plat Variance Request
– Planning Commission meeting on 4/1/21 at 2:30pm
-1814 Tattenhall (Section 9) – Sent Cease & Desist Letter – No plans submitted – No COH permit
– Same owner as 1802 Tattenhall
City is adoopting new requirements for detention on residential properties, initial ordinance that they adopted that was going to lower requirement 7500 sq ft lot. 15000 sq feet is going to be held to commercial standards. Residential lot less than 15000 feet impervious area that is less than 65% (anything that is not grass) then they will hold you to commercial standard. Most of lots in lazybrook are less than 65%.
Capital Improvements – Ben Dolan
New ideas of what we can do for the neighborhood: mix of improvements we can do. Event days for improvement, if you want to join a committee and have ideas to improve the neighborhood let us know!
National Night Out will be on October 5th. Contact Megan Mooney email@example.com
Moms Club, Easter Egg Hunt : March 28th at 4:30pm, Sinclair Elementary
Next Civic Club Meeting : May 25th, @ 7pm, Zoom last meeting until September