2019 Annual Meeting

posted Feb 15, 2019, 5:53 PM by Charles Peklenk

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Kempwood Civic Association will take place February 19th, 2019 at 7:00pm at Fire Station 77 (10155 Kempwood Dr, Houston, TX 77080).

Recycling Schedule 2019

posted Jan 19, 2019, 8:24 PM by Charles Peklenk

The Houston Curbside Recycling Schedule (click the link for your own copy) is the same for this year as in the past. For our neighborhood, recycling trucks are supposed to appear on schedule "A" (Fridays on yellow highlighted weeks). It has been difficult to predict when they will actually come, but the schedule remains unchanged.

Heavy Trash Pickup restarts; Tree Waste first

posted Feb 18, 2018, 7:35 PM by Charles Peklenk

The City of Houston will resume curbside pickup of Tree Waste in our neighborhood March 23, 2018 (next month), repeating every 2 months as usual.

The City will resume curbside pickup of Junk Waste in our neighborhood April 27, 2018, repeating every 2 months as usual.

Recycling resumes next week

posted Jan 23, 2018, 12:03 AM by Charles Peklenk   [ updated Jan 23, 2018, 12:08 AM ]

The City of Houston chose to suspend recycling during the week of the freeze.

The next recycling day for Kempwood will be Friday, February 2, 2018. The city announcement is at the link below:

Please return the green bins to your usual place of concealment until that time.

Neighbor News - Avondale Square

posted Jan 6, 2018, 2:04 AM by Charles Peklenk

The Avondale Square project (immediately to the west of Kempwood subdivision) was platted in 2010 with 153 lots. In November 2017, the city Planning Commission voted to allow a replat. Avondale Square Subdivision will now have 32 single-family residential lots.

Civic Association Meeting Rescheduled

posted Jan 6, 2018, 1:45 AM by Charles Peklenk

The meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 2, has been postponed until next week, January 9.

What can you do about civic nuisances?

posted May 8, 2017, 9:08 PM by Charles Peklenk

From time to time we see "Bandit Signs" in our area. These are small signs illegally placed on or near public streets. If you want to help beautify the neighborhood, you can be Court-certified as a volunteer to document and confiscate these signs. You'll learn how to identify and classify illegal signage, how to document your work for potential county lawsuits against offenders, and more. To take the Bandit Sign Training and receive certification, contact the Harris County Attorney's Office.

The same office can help with many other nuisances. If you notice sexually oriented business and illegal gambling devices within the county, contact the same office for assistance.

2017 Annual Meeting

posted Jan 20, 2017, 11:38 PM by Charles Peklenk   [ updated Feb 17, 2019, 10:30 PM ]

General Meeting of the Kempwood Civic Association will be held at 7:00pm on February 21, 2017 at the Fire Station at Kempwood @ Gessner for the purpose of electing officers. 2016 dues must be paid to be eligible to vote.

Water Lines to be Replaced

posted Sep 21, 2016, 10:49 PM by Charles Peklenk   [ updated Jan 20, 2017, 11:34 PM by Charles Peklenk ]

The City of Houston has notified residents that all the water lines in the Kempwood neighborhood are to be replaced. This project starts immediately and will continue for over 1 year. Other nearby neighborhoods are included, as is a portion of Kempwood Drive east of Campbell.

You can download the city drawings related to Kempwood subdivision using the link below. Construction will be carried out on all of our streets (Lively, Crestdale, Crestdale Circle, Blankenship, Spring Valley, Rockhurst, and Springrock).

Be prepared for disruptions of traffic flow and water service with little notice. If you have any rarely-used vehicles at your property, please move them to other locations, as access to driveways may be cut off and workers or neighbors may need to park on your street temporarily.

The inconveniences will be rewarded with improved water and drainage, long-awaited upgrades to our neighborhood.

Here is an index to the attached blueprints:

1.       Title page. (Use WBS number to request full document from city if needed.)
2.       Layout
3.       Survey
4-6.    Springrock Lane
7-9.    Spring Valley Road
10-11. Rockhurst Drive
12-13. Lively Lane
14-15. Blankenship Drive
16.      Crestdale Circle
17-20. Crestdale Drive
21.      Traffic Plan
22.      Stormwater Plan (SWPPP)
23-27. Tree Protection Plan

Parking on the Street?

posted Apr 19, 2016, 1:39 PM by Charles Peklenk

Kempwood sees a lot of guest traffic, and often cars can't be parked in the garage or up the driveway. The City of Houston has a few laws that may apply to your car or those of your visitors. For instance, it is illegal to:
  • Park blocking the sidewalk.
  • Park on the street within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
    That's about the length of a compact car like a Chevy Cruze or a Ford Fusion.
  • Park on the wrong side of the street (with the car facing against traffic).
  • Park on the street for more than 24 hours.
  • Park on the street with the right side wheels more than 18" from the curb, or leaving less than 10 feet available for passing vehicles.
  • Leave a vehicle sitting on the street solely to display for sale.

In addition, the State of Texas prohibits:

  • Parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk.
  • Parking within 30 feet of an intersection with stop signs or traffic lights.

Stay safe out there!

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