Special Guest Speaker on the Northpark Drive Overpass Project January 13, 2020
SWHVCA would like to invite residents to hear a brief presentation from Stan Sarman, Chairman of the Lake Houston Redevelopment Authority, also known as the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone 10 (TIRZ). We will be hosting an open house from 6:45pm - 7:00 pm to view preliminary designs and learn more about the upcoming construction of the Northpark Drive Overpass Project. A brief presentation will take place at the beginning of the meeting at the South Woodland Hills community room, 2030 Shadow Rock, on Monday, January 13, 2020, as part of the regular monthly meeting from 6:45 pm to 8:30 pm.
The Northpark Drive Overpass Project will reduce congestion, improve mobility, and enhance safety in the Kingwood area by expanding Northpark Drive from four to six lanes between I-69 and Russell Palmer Road, and adding a grade-separated overpass at Texas State Loop 494 and the Union Pacific Railroad crossing. This project was identified as a clear priority in the 2015 Kingwood Area Mobility Study commissioned by the Authority. The project is currently in the design phase, construction anticipated early 2021, with expected completion occurring mid-2023.
What is going on at the pool?
Several projects are in progress to update our neighborhood pool complex. Funds for the pool updates have been set aside for many years and pushed back many years beyond the projected time for updating the facilities. The smaller projects are updates to make the fencing and gates more functional and a new Kingwood nature themed mural in the community room. Exterior building lights were recently upgraded to new LED fixtures to complement the bright park lights added by the Woodland Hills Trails Association. The pool restrooms are being completely renovated. The biggest project is the pool resurfacing, new pool deck, baby pool shade and modernization of the baby pool. The new baby pool will feature a shade sale, ramp style entry and replacing the turtle feature with a more interactive set of gentle water bubblers. South Woodland Hills Village Community Association is committed to keeping our neighborhood an attractive and enjoyable place to live!
Save the Date! TIRZ Northpark Drive Overpass Project Open House
The Lake Houston Redevelopment Authority, also known as the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone 10 (TIRZ), will be hosting an Open House for Kingwood residents and businesses to learn more about the upcoming construction of the Northpark Drive Overpass Project.
This informational Open House will take place at the Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Drive, on Thursday, February 6, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
At the Open House, residents will have the opportunity to visit information tables addressing specific areas of the project, ask questions of project team members, and submit public comments. The format of the open house will be come and go with a brief presentation at 6:00 p.m.
The Northpark Drive Overpass Project will reduce congestion, improve mobility and enhance safety in the Kingwood area by expanding Northpark Drive from four to six lanes between I-69 and Russell Palmer Road, and adding a grade-separation at Texas State Loop 494 and the Union Pacific Railroad crossing.
This project was identified as a clear priority in the 2015 Kingwood Area Mobility Study commissioned by the Authority. The project is currently in the design phase and is expected to be completed by 2023.
With the upcoming July 4th celebrations, SWHVCA reminds residents that South Woodland Hills is part of the City of Houston and use of fireworks are illegal. Please consider attending the public nearby events at Kingwood Town Center Park or King's Harbor for July 4 events and fireworks.
The use of fireworks are not only illegal in the City and parts of the County but they are also are very dangerous. The City will continue to enforce, in compliance with state law, fire and safety regulations within the city. The fines are anywhere from $500 - $2000 for each individual firework. Warnings are no longer used because of the seriousness of the firework laws. If a minor is caught with fireworks, the parent or guardian will receive the fine even if they were unaware of the minor's possession and/or usage.
Citizens should report all complaints regarding the illegal use of fireworks directly to the HPD Tel-communicator (non-emergency line) at 713-884-3131. If the citizen believes that there may be a fire and/or medical emergency related to the use of fireworks, he/she should dial 9-1-1 and request the HFD.
adapted from Houston Fire Department http://houstontx.gov/fire/safetyinfo/fireworks.html
From: SWHVCA Board of Directors
New Rate for waste service provider in South Woodland Hills
South Woodland Hills Village Community Association recently renewed a contract with Best Trash to provide trash collection and recycling services for our neighborhood. Best Trash has been our waste service provider since 2013. Recent inflation based adjustments and market factors will change the future monthly billed amount to residents to $19.50 per month. This rate takes effect for service starting July 1, 2019.
Your board looked at several options including changing levels of service and alternate providers. The board found continuing with Best Trash and the current service options to be the best value at this time. The largest provider in the United States, Waste Management, is leaving the individually billed residential business in the Kingwood area. This has led to several villages recently contracting with alternate providers as their contracts expired.
The macro trends confronting the recycling business has prompted SWHVCA to seek options with recycling services. The board plans to seek residents’ input regarding recycling options on the Fall 2019 annual meeting ballot. If you have questions concerning this matter please attend the next homeowner’s association meeting on July 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the South Woodland Hills community room at 2030 Shadow Rock Drive.
Best Trash South Woodland Hills service details: http://www.southwoodlandhills.org/editor_upload/File/best_trash.pdf
050619 Storm damage update:
During the storm on Friday afternoon, May 3, 2019 the high winds damaged or toppled many trees on the greenbelts and in the park at South Woodland Hills. One large water oak that was toppled landed on the South Woodland Hills pool fence and community room building. In cooperation with the Woodland Hills Trails Association and Sterling Management Company Texas Tree Elite tree service removed the tree laying on the fence and building. Servicemaster tarped the damaged roof to protect it from future predicted rains. Further repairs will be made to the facility and it may be unavailable for rental during that work. It is currently open and available for previously scheduled events. Thanks to the many board volunteers and vendors working together to mitigate the storm damage and return our parks and community facilities to normal conditions. Repairs have been completed.
100218 Construction has begun on a new picnic pavilion near the South Woodland Hills pool that will be similar in design to the one in this photo:
*Correction: KSA Safety Meeting is August 8th, second Wednesday of the month
* Update: 081318 officer Q&A postponed due to building ac emergency repair issues
We are pleased to inform you that the Sterling Association Services Kingwood location will be relocating to the following address, effective January 2, 2018.
The new address:
1521 Green Oak Place
Kingwood, Texas 77339
Our phone number, email address, fax and other office locations will remain unchanged.
Chat: Sterlingasi.com or Sterlingasi.net
Looking to pay online? Visit us at Sterlingasi.net!
Sterlingasi.net will allow you access to your resident portal. Your login information was mailed with your statement. If you are unable to locate your login information, please feel free to contact Sterling ASI in regards to obtaining it.
On the Sterlingasi.net website, residents can view and pay Homeowners dues. The portal will also allow for viewing and responding of deed restriction letters and access to community documents and event calendars.
Should you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us. We look forward to providing you continued service in our new location.
August 19, 2017 Back To School Bash
Thanks to all the community members who attended, donated, and participated in the SWH Back to School Bash in August 2017! We are Woodland Hills!
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MARCH 11. 2017 South Woodland Hills Event Community Meet Neighbors! Share & Swap Plants (save a little money?) and Learn About Gardening Month By Month! Plant Swap & Share PLUS Speaker - Robert “Skip” Richter Harris County Master Gardener Manager and Author of Texas Month-by-Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have A Beautiful Garden All Year Speaker - Robert “Skip” Richter will share “What to do in your lawn and garden this month” and answer questions on gardening, plants, plant care, and plants & landscapes. - Please feel free to bring in samples and photos for identification/diagnosis during the Q&A period. - Please bring plant needing diagnosis in a Ziploc bag to prevent potential spreading of plant diseases. At the end of the Q & A Session there will be a drawing for South Woodland Hills residents of 2 books “Texas Month-by-Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have A Beautiful Garden All Year” for in attendance* 8:30 to 11:30 South Woodland Hills Community Room Plant Swap & Share will meet in front of the Community Room Please feel free to post plants to share or swap on South Woodland Hills Facebook Event notice 9:30- 10:30 Speaker and Q & A Community Room 10:30 to 11:30 AM plant swap & share in front of the Community Room *Drawing for South Woodland Hills residents only and resident must be in attendance to receive the book. NO Board members are eligible for the book drawing. “Robert "Skip" Richter has gardened in the brush country of south Texas, the acid sands of the East Texas piney woods, the semiarid climate and high-pH soils of central Texas, and the humid, hot climate and black clays of southeast Texas. He is a horticulturist, gardening educator, garden writer, and avid horticultural photographer. Skip received his master's degree in horticulture from Texas A&M University and has gone on to manage Master Gardener programs in Montgomery, Travis, and Harris counties, where he currently coordinates over 325 volunteers. He helped develop a variety of environmental gardening programs, including the Extension's Don't Bag It yard waste recycling programs, the Composting for Kids educational web page, and the Grow Green environmental education program. Skip serves as a contributing editor for Texas Gardener magazine and has appeared weekly on the Central Texas Gardener television program for over a decade.