City of Houston Public Works Sets Update Meeting for Sue Barnett Drainage Project
Houston Public Works will hold a virtual public meeting for the east segment of the Garden Oaks / Shepherd Park Plaza Stormwater Drainage Project at 5 p.m. Thursday, September 24, 2020. The third and final phase of the project is in the design stage and currently not funded. For maps, a meeting link and more, visit www.sn12.org.
Meeting link https://www.publicworks.houstontx.gov/engage.
Link to more information on both Sue Barnett and Golf Projects Street Work
Garden Oaks Constable Program Needs YOU!
Your Constable Program support is needed!!.
The effort to increase the number of households in Garden Oaks supporting the Constable Program is necessary because of the loss of GOMO funding. We previously had three constable patrols, with two of those patrols being paid from GOMO surplus funds. That ended in 2016.
The civic club began the year 2020, with two contracts, each contract providing 40 hours of professional law enforcement officers patrolling in our neighborhood. Each contract costs about $77,000. In August one contract was ended because funding levels were not adequate to support two.
If everyone in the neighborhood contributed, the cost would be about $110 per household annually. Currently we have right at 334 supporters (out of some 1400 households in GO), which is not nearly enough to fund two patrols. We are asking each household to contribute a minimum of $250 annually to keep the deputies patrolling in our neighborhood.
We have distributed GO Constable Supporter signs to those who are paid for the current year and who have requested signs. If you would like a sign, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please help us keep our neighborhood safe!
Spark Park to be "Re-Sparked"
Starting July 27th and lasting 4-6 weeks the park will be closed for construction.
In the August Gazette Dr. Pollock, Garden Oaks Montessori Principal, shared the following information about the project:
At Garden Oaks, we will have work underway in the Spark Park while students are away. We are very fortunate to receive a re-SPARK project approval! This will include soccer goals, a new net on the tennis court, additional fencing near the generator, relocation and upgrade of the backstop, walking path resurfacing and re-routing, drainage remediation and additional benches. Thanks to Ms. Ownby of the City of Houston Spark Park program that partners with local schools to provide substantial funding and to our parents and staffof the Garden Oaks PTO who have raised $15,000 for this project!
PDF of: Document #168 Service of Claims
April 14, 2020 Order Authorizing Payment Of Storage And Disposal Fees And Abandon Personal Property
Link to PDF of Order Authorizing Payment Of Storage And Disposal Fees And Abandon Personal Property
The Civic Club and GOMO are two totally separate groups.
Garden Oaks Civic Club
The purpose of the Civic Club is to provide a forum for Garden Oaks residents to meet and promote the civic and social welfare of the neighborhood.
Membership is open to all residents, whether one owns or rents. Payment of annual dues is required for membership and the right to vote for Officers and disbursement of funds.
The civic club sponsors the ever-popular October Wine Walk and the 1st Tuesday meetings with guest speakers and free pizza. GOCC also has sponsored home and garden tours.
Monies raised by the GOCC help pay for:
- upkeep of neighborhood green spaces
- Constable Patrols
- publication of the monthly neighborhood newsletter (Gazette)
- other neighborhood expenses
Garden Oaks Maintenance Organization
The purpose of the GOMO is enforcement of Deed Restrictions in Sections 1, 2, 3 and 5.
Owners of parcels/lots in sections 1,2,3 and 5 are automatically members of GOMO.
GOMO is primarily funded by Transfer Fees collected when properties are sold.
GOMO funds in excess of those needed to support Deed Restrictions may be spent on support of neighborhood activities and programs. Excess Funds Approval requires a majority of 10% of Members.
GO... By the Numbers
Garden Oaks a "Hidden" Houston Gem
For those who don't know, Garden Oaks is one of Houston's best-kept secrets. Nestled among towering pines and grand magnolias, this quaint and architecturally unique neighborhood of approximately 1400 homes continues to attract attention and rave reviews.