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Message from the POA President about Trash Collection
The board is aware of the problems with the trash pickup.  The vendor will send a representative to the next board meeting on May 5th at 6:30 PM to respond to residents.  We are also evaluating alternative arrangements.
 
           
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Crime Tips from our Constables
Posted on Apr 17th, 2014 Comments (0)
   My name is Sergeant Mitchell Hutter. I am over community relations and crime prevention for the Harris County Constables Office PCT5. We need your help with putting a stop to crime. You are our eyes and ears. Please call us at 281-463-6666 whenever you see anything suspicious. A suspicious person is anyone who you see on your block who you do not recognize. Do not let age, race or gender play a factor in who you believe to be a criminal. If someone comes to your door please always go to your door and acknowledge that you are home. Never open your door for anyone you do not know, then please call our dispatch so that a deputy can be dispatched to check on them. The same applies for vehicles. If you see a vehicle driving around slowly or parked in front of a neighbors home we want you to call it in.Neighbors looking out for neighbors is how we catch criminals. Please put our dispatch number in your cell phones ( 281-463-6666 ). List us under A constable or 911 constable so that is one of your first contacts.
   We offer a service you should all take advantage of. The Home Security Inspection. I am specially trained to view your property and make suggestions on how to better secure your homes.In a thirty minute review, I can find security deficiencies that make you vulnerable to crime and recommend improvements that are easy, inexpensive and can make a big impact on your safety. Best of all, this service is FREE and the outcome of my visit can even save you money on your insurance plan. Take advantage of this opportunity - there is no reason not to. You can reach me ( Sergeant Mitch Hutter ) at 281-704-6825 to make an appointment.
   If you have a monitored alarm, make sure it is calling the Constables Dispatch number. Remember crime prevention is everybody's business.
 
Trails to the Dams Temporarily Closed
Posted on Mar 1st, 2014 Comments (0)
From the Harris County Flood Control District:
"Please be advised that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting a project that is repairing joints within the water discharge tunnels and reinforcing the spillways with steel plates at the Corps' Addicks and Barker dams/reservoirs.  For public safety reasons, project work requires temporary closures of the Terry Hershey Trail north of Interstate 10 (Addicks Dam) and the George Bush Trail west of State Highway 6 (Barker Dam).  When possible there will be temporary bypass trails to accommodate park users. Project completion is expected to be July 2014."
For background information read this news release.
 
BBB's Top Ten Consumer Scams of 2013 from HPD
Posted on Feb 21st, 2014 Comments (0)
Officer Douglas, Social Media Coordinator for the Houston Police Department, recommends this article about the Better Business Bureau's list.
 
Our Headlines about Flood-Detention Ponds
Posted on Feb 11th, 2014 Comments (0)
● Read Mayor Parker's reply to the POA's letter about flood-detention ponds. ● View or download a panorama of our ponds proposed in the 2012 Charting Buffalo report. ● Houston's Capital Improvement Plan for storm drainage has $3.6 million to construct a Buffalo Bayou detention basin in District G.
 
Results of Flood-Detention-Pond Land Survey
Posted on Feb 7th, 2014 Comments (0)
from the HCFCD:
Surveying Update as of February 7, 2014:  Crews began surveying on the south side of Buffalo Bayou just downstream of N. Eldridge Parkway on December 8, 2013.  As of January 24, 2014, approximately 8 acres of topography and vegetation survey have been completed.  The Harris County Flood Control District has received preliminary drawings and data from its consultant for that work, which are under review by surveying and urban forestry staff at the Flood Control District to ensure fulfillment of the work effort.  Upon completion of this initial review, the Flood Control District’s comments will be shared with the consultant. The consultant will then provide updated drawings and data, and the Flood Control District will analyze the findings.  Additional survey activity is not anticipated in the next several weeks.
Survey Results:  Upon completion and analysis of ALL surveying activity (which includes additional surveying beyond the initial 8 acres), the Flood Control District plans to make the a summary of survey results available in an electronic format, to post the information on the District’s website at hcfcd.org, and to provide information and gather feedback at one or more community meetings. We will provide notice to our email subscription list when survey results are available and a community meeting is planned. Please sign up to receive updates at hcfcd.org/THPSurveyingContract.
 
Security Data from Briarhills Constable Calls
Posted on Nov 12th, 2013 Comments (0)
Registered HOA and POA owners can now access a Security Data page. It shows a summary table of the monthly constable calls, and has a link to a file with details about each call, including the block address.
 
View local crime statistics from HPD online.
Posted on Oct 7th, 2013 Comments (0)
The Houston Police Department (HPD) posts crime information, including monthly crime reports with street and block locations (not exact addresses) for each of their beats. The HPD beat that includes Briarhills is 20G80.
 


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Upcoming Events

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Saturday, April 26th, 10 AM to 2 PM at the Houston Police Department Westside Station (3203 S Dairy Ashford)
This national initiative aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. A drive through is set up so it’s quick and easy. You can also dispose of other medical items such as needles. For more information or other collection sites, visit the national web site for this initiative.
 
POA Meeting
Monday, May 5th, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the clubhouse
● regular monthly directors' meeting
● residents may participate in the meeting
● all Briarhills residents (HOA and POA) welcome
● agenda posted here by May 2nd
 
10th annual Energy Corridor Bike to Work Day event
Thursday, May 15th, 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM at the Terry Hershey Park gazebo (15200 Memorial Drive)
This is a fun, free event where participants can enjoy a compli-mentary breakfast, music, giveaways, and raffle prizes. For more info read the event's flyer.
 

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Notices
 
► HOA and POA Annual Owners Fee Payments ◄
 
   HOA 2014 Maintenance fees of $575 per lot may be paid in several ways. You can mail a check to Briarhills c/o RealManage, 2633 McKinney Avenue #130-502, Dallas, TX 75204-2581. You may also pay with a credit card, echeck or ACH at realmanage.com – click on the Resident Portal to access your account.
 
   POA 2014 maintenance fees were due January 31, 2014, and incurred late fees after February 28, 2014. If you have not paid, contact the POA office to make payment and avoid more fees. The office at 14300 Briarhills Parkway is open Saturdays 9 AM to noon, and Mondays 1 PM to 4 PM, or phone 281-558-7422.
 
Vacation and Special Watches
Complete an online form at the Precinct 5 Constable's web page.
 
Reminders from the Constable
Suspicious persons have been seen in the neighborhood.
If you see people of any age in places they should not be day or night immediately call the constable on 281-463-6666. When the operator asks whether it is an emergency, say "Yes."
When reporting suspicious persons try to give a description of the person from head to feet.  starting with hat, hair, glasses, facial hair, race, color of clothing and direction of travel. The more information available the better chance of the subject being located.
Keep your garage doors closed. An open garage door is an invitation to burglars shopping the neighborhood.
 
Houston Leash Law
Animal Control has been called for loose dogs. For information about the Houston leash law, fines, and where to call when your loose dog has been impounded, visit the BARC Impound page.
 


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Area Map
Try this interactive map that shows streets in Briarhills and the surrounding area.  Click on "Satellite" to get the aerial photographic view.
Our Super Neighborhood
Briarhills is in Houston's Eldridge / West Oaks Super Neighborhood (#17).  Board meetings are open to the public - 7:00 PM on the second Wednesday of the month at Eagles Trace.  Visit the SN17 website for more information.
 
Local Emergency Information
Constable:  281-463-6666
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Local Traffic
 
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Weather and Moon Phase
 


Weather.com for 77077 (Hull Airport, Sugar Land)

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Recycling Corner
 
POA residents who pay the optional recycling fee have curbside pickup. Paying this $24 fee at any time will
● start service in two to six weeks for residents who had not yet paid, or
● add 12 more months for residents who had already paid, and avoid the expense/trouble of collecting/paying later.
Please send or deliver your payments to the POA Office.
All HOA residents have curbside pickup.
   WCA will not recycle styrofoam. Read our article for an alternative to sending it to a landfill with the trash. They also will not recycle plastic bags, which you can return to some stores. For more information on the materials that WCA will and will not recycle, visit the WCA recycling page.


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If you might want to advertise here, use the Contact Us page, or phone the POA office 281-558-7422.