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Nottingham February 2018

From the NCCIA Board of

From the NCCIA Board of Directors « Boys & Girls Gymnastics: Beginner-Advanced «Preschool: 3-5 years « Mom & Me: Walking-3 years «Tumble Bees: 3-5 years « Sports Fanatics: 3-5 years « Cheer Technique: Beginner - Advanced « Tumbling: Beginner - Advanced 4 Call for FREE Trial! 281-347-2000 23333 Taswell Dr., Katy, TX 77494 www.westwoodgym.com Open Gym Flip Flop Clinics Birthday Parties Parents Day Out Princess Play Dates Boys Play Dates Call for FREE Trial! 281-347-2000 23333 Taswell Dr. Katy, TX 77494 www.westwooddance.com • Dancing Tots • Combo Ballet/Tap • Combo Ballet/Tap/Jazz • Acro • Ballet • Tap • Jazz • Hip Hop • Lyrical/Contemporary • Award Winning Company Top 10 Ways To Be A Good Neighbor We are so very lucky to live in Nottingham Country. Our neighborhood has a great aesthetic due to the wide variety of architecture of our homes and we also have great trees, a wonderful bayou trail and pretty easy access to the freeway (ok, maybe not during traffic times). Plus, our people are really top notch. So all of this got us to thinking - what makes a good neighbor? Here is our list of the top 10 ways to be a great neighbor: 1. Reach out. So many of us are reluctant to do this these days, but we shouldn’t be. Invite a neighbor to dinner one night or even for something as simple as coffee or tea. Walking is also an excellent idea. Extending an invitation is a great way to learn a little more about the people you’ve been waving to for the last umpteen years. 2. Have a block party. It sounds daunting at first, but it really isn’t. If you just get together with a couple of neighbors and each takes an assignment, it will come together with ease. One section of Dominion has block parties about once a year and they are always very well-received. Kids love them too! 3. Attend community events. The NC Board hosts multiple events throughout the year and folks really enjoy them. It’s a great way to meet new people and who doesn’t love free food? Plus, Board members are usually in attendance, so you can bend their ears on your topic of choice. 4. Support our young people. There are plenty of Nottingham teens who work as babysitters or pet sitters and some even provide lawn service. Supporting these kids is a great way to boost their self-esteem. A list of teens who offer such services is featured in every issue of this newsletter. 5. Be mindful of the elderly. Many of the older people who live in our community don’t have family nearby, so please make an effort to be mindful of them. 6. Go above and beyond. Surprise a neighbor with a simple act of kindness - a bottle of wine or maybe rake his leaves one day. Spreading goodwill is always a very rewarding endeavor. 7. Keep an eye out. Our neighborhood is very safe, but that doesn’t mean it’s immune to crime. Please report suspicious activity to our constables at 281-463-6666. 8. Welcome the new folks. You don’t have to make Aunt Sally’s favorite cookie recipe, but at least make the time to say hello and welcome newcomers to our neighborhood. 9. Be open to discussion. Neighbors don’t always agree on everything, but please keep an open mind when there is a disagreement. You can’t pick your family and you can’t pick your neighbors, but since you have to live next door to them, keeping the peace is a wise idea. 10. Be considerate. It’s hard not to sound like your mother when talking about these issues, but being considerate is at the core of being a good neighbor. It means maintaining your lawn, driving at a reasonable speed, not making noise at ungodly hours, teaching your kids to be respectful, being thoughtful about where you park and for goodness’ sake not letting your dog bark every day at 4 AM (dogs are our number one complaint). We want to thank all of you for your efforts in making this a great place to live and we look forward to meeting you at a community event soon. Late Fees Start On February 1St Late fees start accruing February 1 st for your homeowner association dues. They were due by December 31, 2017. You can pay online at our website: nottinghamcountry.org. There is no fee for using a debit card, but there is a slight fee for using a credit card. February 2018 | Nottingham Country

Foreclosures in Nottingham Country The following is the current inventory of foreclosed homes in NC as of 12/5/17: ADDRESS OWNER 710 Herrick Ct Foreclosure pending Very few homes are currently being posted for foreclosure in Harris County due to the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. We expect an increase in the coming months. NCCIA Board of Directors Other Nottingham News November 2017 Security Report Accidents: 1 Assault: 0 Burglary to resident: 0 Burglary to motor vehicle: 0 Criminal mischief: 0 Theft: 2 Disturbance: 8 Suspicious vehicle/person: 19 Arrest: 1 Reports: 14 Traffic citations/warnings: 48 In November, we had two different thefts. One theft turned out to be an elderly resident whose daughter had taken his credit cards from him. He filed a police report, so she gave them back, but he had already cancelled the cards. The other one was a resident who believed a cleaning crew had stolen two light bulbs from her lamps. Overall, November was another good month, with not too much going on. Please remember to call the deputies any time you see or hear anything suspicious or any time something is just out of the ordinary. The number is 281-463-6666. Sgt. Laura Smith, Precinct 5 NCCIA WebSite Report If you are a resident of Nottingham Country or any of the surrounding communities and haven’t been to our site, please do so by going to: www.nottinghamcounty.org and signup to become a member of the website. (It’s free!) Members of the website are included in an E-Blast network which sends email notices of important events and security issues. On the website all members have access to newsletter articles, security and safety alerts, lost-found pets and community information that affects us. Available also, but restricted to Nottingham Country residents, are forms, calendar and governing documents and budgetary and finance details. Our Lots Pets section continues to be a popular section where residents can post photos and descriptions of lost or found pets. We have helped reunite many owners with their beloved pets, a truly gratifying feeling for all. We have a great Constable’s department here in Nottingham. Our officers utilize our technologies regularly to keep us safe and informed. When you see suspicious activity always remember, “See Something, Say Something,” by contacting our constables at 281-463-6666. This will ensure timely responses and communication for the safety of residents. HEATING • AIR CONDITIONING UP TO $ 1100 REBATE $ 5O OFF LOU'S PAINTING, Ltd. • Interior - Exterior • Power Washing • Sheetrock & Texture • HardiPlank ® Replacement • Minor Repairs Free Estimates Your home is an expensive investment! Painting beautifies & preserves that investment! 281-492-2643 Mike McKay "Doing business from the same location since 1978" THE TEXAS DOOR EXPERT Repair - Replace ANY DOOR 48 Years Experience 832-302-0069 www.txdoorexpert.com Nottingham Country | February 2018 5 Call Anytime! T K C he leaning ompany Local Utility Rebates Now Available TACLB019260E • Load & Unload Dishwasher • Clean Outside of Appliances • Sweep Front Porch • Change Linens & Towels • Dust Window Ledges & Sills • Remove Trash • Dust Mini Blinds & Ceiling Fans • Damp Wipe Outside of Cabinets • Clean Baseboards 281-861-0394 on a New A/C & Heating System 0% Interest Payment Plans Qualifying Models only. Call for Details. Must present at time of service. Expires 2/28/18. • Pool Services • Personal Assistance Care • Move In/Out • Competitive Rates • Locally Owned & Operated • Bonded & Insured • FREE PHONE ESTIMATE $ 10 OFF First Visit www.thekleaningcompany.com “Dust if you must, but why not have us.” TERESA WILLIAMS REALTOR® ASSOCIATE M: 832.277.1426 O: 281.493.3880 twilliams@heritagetexas.com heritagetexas.com When ready to buy, sell or lease, I am here to help! Any Repair Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present at time of service. Expires 2/28/18. 281-492-3450 myACandHEAT.com FREE ESTIMATES on New Equipment Same-Day Service