Memorial Parkway June 2020

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MEMORIAL PARKWAY IMPORTANT NUMBERS

MPCA OFFICE: 281-492-2949

FAX: 281-492-7130

EMAIL:

office@mphoa.org

www.mphoa.org

COMMUNITY

EMERGENCY (Police, Fire, Medical) 911

Non-emergency:

Harris County Constables 281-463-6666

HCE SD FIRE DEPT. 48 281-599-8888

Dept. of Public Safety 281-517-1300

Poison Control Center 800-764-7661

Domestic Abuse Center (emerg) 281-391-4357

• non-emergency 281-391-4504

Health Dept. (backyard cleanup) 713-274-6300

Animal Control 281-999-3191

Mosquito Control 713-440-4800

Memorial Hermann Katy Hosp. 281-644-7000

Post Office 800-275-8777

MUD #81 281-392-8112

MUD #81 (Trash) Best Trash 281-313-2378

Memorial MUD (Trash) WCA 281-368-8397

Centerpoint Energy

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• Gas - bills/report emergency 713-659-2111

• Street LIght Outages 713-207-2222

• Power Outages 800-752-8036/800-332-7143

SCHOOLS

KISD Administration 281-396-6000

KISD Security 281-396-7560

KISD Transportation Dept. 281-396-6220

MP Elementary 281-237-5850

Hayes Elementary 281-237-3200

MP Jr. HIgh School 281-237-5800

Taylor High School 281-237-3100

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President

Vice President

Treasurer

Secretary

Director

Mike Brahm

Charles Herring

Michael Olsen

William Pongrass

Michael Smyth

MPCA OFFICE

21600 Cimarron Parkway

Hours: Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

The office is open the first Tuesday of each month:

7pm - 8pm (except on holidays)

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or email office@mphoa.org

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June 4 th :

June 5 th -6 th :

June 6 th :

IMPORTANT DATES IN JUNE 2020

Board Meeting

Ladies Game Night & Pot Luck

Garage Sale Weekend

Splash Day

OFFICE HOURS FOR JUNE 2020

June 2 nd :

7-8 PM

Monday through Friday: 9 AM-5 PM

(Unless otherwise posted on the front door.)

MPCA BOARD MEETINGS

The Board of Directors meet in the Memorial

Parkway Clubhouse (21600 Cimarron Parkway)

on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 PM. The

meeting is open to all members of the Association.

The Board is only required by the State to have ONE

meeting per year, but MP has always had monthly

meetings so that they can be more accessible to

the members that they serve. Our monthly Board

meeting will be Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 7 PM.

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MPCA LADIES GAME NIGHT

Join us other neighborhood ladies for game night and pot luck. We play

Bunco ($13) and LRC ($3). Bring your favorite dish to share, Thursday,

June 4 th at 6:30 PM in the Memorial Parkway Clubhouse.

Newbies we always love to teach you how to play. Such easy games and

some great prizes, but the fun of getting together for great food and

great new friends is the best part. We play the first Thursday of each

month at the same location and time.

SPLASH DAY

Let’s kick of the swim season with a neighborhood pool party!! We like to

call it Splash Day!! It’s the biggest pool party of the year. We will have pool

games, door prizes, pizza, drinks and ice cream. Saturday, June 6 th from

12-3 PM at the Cimarron Parkway Pool. We hope to see you pool side!

Pending Stay in Place Order is lifted from COVID19. Check mphoa.org for

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POOL PASS FOR CIMARRON PKWY

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In an effort to only allow homeowners and residents in good standing

to use the facilities, everyone wishing to use the pool must check in with

the lifeguard when entering the pools. Memorial Parkway uses an online

check in called CELLBADGE SYSTEM. This is a mobile security badging

and you will no longer use a printed ID Card to enter the pool. Resident’s

will love not having to carry a card or an ID. CELLBADGE features no

paper forms but a one-time online registration. Resident’s will use

the mobile check-in and can see if the pool is open from home. If you

registered last year you do not need to do anything with your account

unless there have been changes. If you have not registered please visit

our website at mphoa.org and register under the Swim Info tab - Pool

Access CELLBADGE page.

2020 POOL SCHEDULE

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the planned June pool schedule may

have to be adjusted. Please see our website and Facebook page for the

updated schedule.

STAY CONNECTED

To find the latest news and information on upcoming events, documents,

copies of Board minutes and to register for Memorial Parkway’s

blog, please go to our web page mphoa.org. As another way to share

communication, ideas and events in our neighborhood is to “like” us on

Facebook.

QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? SUGGESTIONS?

We welcome communication from homeowners and residents. The

MPCA Board of Directors are your neighbors and are available to answer

questions. We love having comments and suggestion from everyone as

we strive to make Memorial Parkway a great place to live. Please contact

us at anytime via email at office@mphoa.org.

ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE

All exterior changes to your property must be submitted to our committee

for approval before you start any work. This includes, but is not limited

to, painting, re-roofing, sheds, patio covers, fences, etc. All requests must

be on our request form that can be found online at our website www.

mphoa.org or at the office. Please give as much detail as possible, so there

is no delay in getting your request reviewed. Except for painting and reroofing,

it would be best to include a plat of your property that shows

property lines and easements in relation to the location of your project.

Architectural Modifications Approved March 24-April 20, 2020

Exterior Paint 3

Fence 1

Shed 1

Solar Panel 1

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Open Deed Restriction Violation Counts as of April 20, 2020

Animals 0

Architectural 6

Basketball Goal 3

Decorations 12

Driveways 9

Dumpster or Pod 5

Exterior Lighting 0

Fences 20

Flags & Flag Poles 2

Garages 13

Home Exterior

Dirt & Mildew 79

Exterior Paint 67

Exterior Repair 16

Gutters & Downspouts 20

Roof 2

Landscaping

weeds 3

vines 2

trim bushes 3

dead landscaping 1

border 0

Lawn Maintenance

bare spots 12

mow, edge, grass in seams 81

edging 17

grass in seams 33

ruts 5

street curb debris 0

Mailboxes 7

Outdoor Furniture 0

Satellite Dish 0

Sidewalk 12

Signs 5

Stored Items 42

Swimming Pools & Spas 0

Trash Containers 77

Trees

dead tree 1

leaves & tree debris 6

low tree branches 4

palm tree 5

stump 14

Use 0

Vehicles

commercial 5

parking 0

storage 25

repairs 0

recreational vehicles 0

trailer 7

Windows

window a/c unit 1

window treatments 6

damaged glass 1

Total 620

MEMORIAL PARKWAY ROADWAYS

Please help us keep our streets clear. We are receiving many complaints

from residents about cars being parked in the street with empty

driveways. Please be considerate of your neighbors when parking your

vehicles. Try to always park in your garage or on your driveway.

If you can’t park in your garage because you have too much clutter, spend

some time and clean out your garage! As a reminder, commercial vehicles

are not allowed in Memorial Parkway subdivision.

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STREET GUTTERS AND DRAINS

We ask that you keep the street area in front of your home clean, so that

leaves, pine needles, grass clippings and dirt won’t accumulate in the

gutters next to the curb and end up being washed into the drains causing

them to back up and flood the streets. If you see someone putting grass

clippings, oil or other debris down the drains, please contact the MUD

District and the County at 281-463-6300. This includes lawn contractors

that are blowing the leaves into the street instead of bagging them.

HOW TO REPORT BACKYARD NUISANCE

If you have a neighbor with a terrible backyard such as garbage dumping,

unsanitary conditions, unsecured private swimming pools, etc., you can

call Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services’ at 713-274-

6300 to file a report.

NEED CURB REPAIR??

Do you have a broken curb in front of your home... Did you know that

Harris County Precinct 3 will come and fix it? It is as easy as going to

their website and filling out the service request form. They will come

and fix it for free (well, that is your tax dollars at work)! They will not fix

the curved part that attaches to your driveway, that is the homeowner’s

responsibility. You can go to www.pct3.com/about/service-request and

fill out the service request form if you have a broken curb that needs

repaired.

GARAGE SALES

MPCA would like to suggest that garage sales be conducted the first

Friday and Saturday of each month. This will eliminate the many signs

that are out each week and also makes for a stronger turn out. Most area

communities only allow sales twice a year. Memorial Parkway could be

known for its “Once a Month” garage sales.

Do not attach your garage sale signs to the STOP signs, as it is against the

law and the County can issue citations for this. If a sign is on a public right

of way, like the esplanades), they may be subject to fines of $500-$1,000

per occurrence per day. We also ask that you do not post your signs on

the property of another resident. When your sale is over, please go back

and pick up all of your signs.

CLUBHOUSE RENTAL

Clubhouse rental is subject to availability on a first come/first serve basis.

The clubhouse is only rented to Memorial Parkway adult residents (owner

or renter) in good standing (maintenance fee current and not in violation

of deed restrictions). Resident must show valid ID when renting facility

and must be present during the entire time of rental. A rental fee of $50

is required at the time the reservation is made. Rental of the Clubhouse

requires refundable deposit of $275.

HOURS OF RENTALS & FEE RATES

• Monday-Saturday, 8 AM-4 PM: $50

• Monday-Saturday, 5 PM-1 AM: $50

• Sunday, 8 AM-1 PM: $50

• Sunday, 1:30 PM-1 AM: $50

• All Day Rentals from 8 AM-1 AM: $100

If you pay your water bill to Harris County MUD #81: Collection days are

Monday and Thursday for garbage and Thursday for recycling. Please

secure all garbage in the 65-gallon black garbage cart with red lid and

the green recycling cart provided by Best Trash. On collection days,

please place the carts as close to the street as practicable, facing forward.

For more information, please check out HC MUD #81 website at www.

hcmud81.com.

If you pay your water bill to Memorial MUD: Collection days are Tuesday

and Friday for garbage and Tuesday for recycling. For more information,

please check out HC Memorial MUD website at http://memorialmud.

com/.

TRASH CAN/CART REMINDERS FOR EVERYONE TO FOLLOW

On collection days, make sure to set your trash receptacle out by 7 AM

but no earlier than 6 PM the evening before. Trash receptacles/carts must

be stored inside your garage or behind the fence line at all times. They

must be stored out of public view by 8 AM the following morning. Please

note that a deed restriction violation letter will be sent out for those who

do not comply with this policy.

SIDEWALKS

In recent deed restriction inspections, we have noticed a lot od damaged

and uneven sidewalks. Sidewalks are the homeowner’s responsibility to

keep in good repair.

A NOTE FROM THE CONSTABLES

The Vacation Watch form is now available online on our website in the left

column. From this page (https://constablepct5.com/index.php/vacationwatch/)

you can fill in the form and submit it. The submitted form will

be emailed to dispatch for distribution. There is lots of good information

on Harris County Precinct 5 Constables’ office website. Residents are

encouraged to check it out at https://constablepct5.com/.

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To report a burned out street light, you may contact CenterPoint Energy

at 713-207-2222 or online at www.centerpointenergy.com/outage.

Please know the number that is on the pole and street address of the

pole.

POKER PLAYER NEEDED

We need one full time player to join us. The game has been going on

for 23 years. Old fashion poker, stud, holdem, wild cards, some numbers

games, $1 limit, NO CHECK RAISES. Looking for an old fart like us, 60+,

who just wants to have a regular night out and have a good time.

Nottingham location, Sunday nights, 6:30-10 PM. If interested, call Phil

at 713-294-8433.

NON-PROFIT CLUBHOUSE RENTAL

The Memorial Parkway Clubhouse is available to non-profit adult and

youth groups for meetings. The meeting times and days are: 3 PM, 5:30

PM, 6:45 PM and 7 PM on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

(some exceptions regarding times on Sunday). Reservations must be

made at least 2 weeks prior to reservation date.

For additional details, contact the MPCA office at 281-492-2949. All

groups who wish to use the Clubhouse must be comprised of no less

than 80% of Memorial Parkway residents.

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CONGRATULATIONS

Alyssa Miles

James E. Taylor High School

Amanda Underwood

James E. Taylor High School

Dominic Underwood

James E. Taylor High School

Kierstan McCoy

James E. Taylor High School

Emma Caroline Sticklen

James E. Taylor High School

2020 Graduates

Class

of 2020

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you like roughing it or prefer to have a few modern conveniences when heading out to the trail, it’s

important to keep a few things in mind:

1. Make sure you have plenty of fresh water or a fresh water source.

2. Take a first aid kit and that it is stocked.

3. Pack waterproof matches.

4. Take non-perishable food such as granola bars, jerky, peanut butter, chocolate bars and dried fruits,

especially if you are not taking a cooler.

5. Pack fruits, vegetables and meats separately and keep chilled in a cooler.

6. Include sunblock, even for cloudy days.

7. Rain gear, jackets and blankets are necessary for cooler weather.

Around the country, there are a variety of campsites available. The more modern campsite includes showers

and recreational facilities. These often include water hookups and parking pads for RVs and campers and

cabins to rent as well as more primitive sites with no electrical hookups designed for tent usage. Other

parks only allow primitive camping and require everything you pack into the park to be packed out. So,

seriously consider your needs if you are hiking into the park for your stay. These are not for the glampers.

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through those who have completed fifth grade are invited

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CREATIVE WRITING & ILLUSTRATION

SUMMER CAMPS

The iWRITE Organization will host Creative Writing & Illustration Summer

Camps around the Houston area, allowing young writers to bring their

stories to life! iWRITE was founded ten years ago by children’s author,

Melissa Williams Murphy, in order to give students the opportunity to build

their writing skills and boost their creative confidence through all kinds of

writing programs and publishing opportunities. This summer young writers

can learn straight from the pros! The iWRITE summer camps and workshops

will be held in June and July in the Cypress, Spring Branch and Ft. Bend

areas with opportunities for kids ages 8 to 16 years old. Students will

learn character development skills that can be used in all types of writing,

how authors brainstorm and turn ideas into a story, how illustrators bring

characters to life through art, fun editing techniques and even how to get

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Program sessions for teens and adults with intellectual and development

disabilities who are at least 16 years of age and meet the program’s

minimum requirements. The Day Program will be held Monday through

Friday, weekly, from 8 AM until 3 PM at: The Arc of Katy, 5819 Tenth Street,

Suite C, Katy, Texas 77493.

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crafts, life skills, games and much more. Summer Program cost is $35

per day and participant must be a current member of The Arc of Katy to

participate. Participants will bring a snack and lunch most days and will

receive an Arc of Katy t-shirt. For more information and forms, call 832-

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National Selfie Day

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technologies have enabled us to communicate with each other in a

way that just wasn’t possible before their invention. And one form

communication or self-expression depending on how it’s used, it the selfie

- the act of taking a picture of yourself with a cell phone or webcam and

posting it to social media. It’s an act that has taken the world by storm,

which is probably why there’s now a holiday to celebrate it called National

Selfie Day. A day, which has been celebrated annually since 2014 on June

21 st . So why not grab your cell phone, snap a picture of yourself and post

it on the Internet on this glorious holiday? After all, millions of people all

over the world are probably doing that very act anyway - holiday or not.

The History of the Selfie: While people have been taking pictures of

themselves for quite some time, most experts agree that the selfie first

evolved into its modern version when people started taking pictures

of themselves to post on MySpace between 2003 and 2005. However,

it was a drunk Australian on Flickr in 2004 who coined the term “selfie”

to describe the act of taking a picture of yourself and posting it to social

media. Then as the years passed and cell phone technology, as well as the

independent technologies of the various social media outlets improved,

selfies themselves began to improve. And as they improved, they

increased in popularity. In 2013, the selfie would then hit the mainstream

when the Oxford Dictionary added the term “selfie.”

The History of National Selfie Day: The first time National Selfie Day

was celebrated was on June 21, 2014. It was started by DJ Rick McNeely

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