Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Department of Transportation and Capital Improvements

February 12, 2015

Dear Resident:

The City of San Antonio’s Department of Transportation and Capital Improvements will be working to improve Bretton Ridge from Applewood to Perrin Beitel. The project will consist of the installation of concrete curb, sidewalk,  and driveways along both sides of Perrin Beitel.

Contract crews are scheduled to begin construction on or around February 19, 2015 and the work is estimated to continue until May 29, 2015. We sincerely appreciate your patience and cooperation while these improvements are in progress. We will work diligently to restore the street to full

operational status as soon as possible. While improvements are underway, here is some helpful
information about the improvement project to assist you:
Vehicles should not be parked on the street from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Unfortunately, if vehicles are in the path of construction improvements and no one is available to move it, it will be towed to one of
these following streets in your area:

 Rock Croft, Garden Quarter
Traffic detour barricades and signs will be provided to guide traffic through the construction
improvement area, as needed.

Existing rock/masonry mailboxes located in the proposed sidewalk alignment will be removed
from the project site and replaced with a decorative mailbox with a style name of Gibraltar and
Model #PED0000B. Other mailboxes will be replaced with a standard wooden post mailbox.

City of San Antonio Ordinance 29-11 states sidewalks shall be free on any hazards or obstructions;

rock/masonry mailboxes are considered to be obstructions to free passage.
Landscape, shrubbery, and trees present in the City owned ROW located in the proposed sidewalk
alignment will be removed by the contractor and not replaced.

 It will be the property owner’s responsibility to remove and transplant any shrubbery they wish to keep. The City or Contractor does not guarantee transplanted shrubbery & landscape will survive.

According to San Antonio Water System (SAWS) and Texas Commission on Environment Quality

(TCEQ) regulations, all properties with irrigation systems must have a working back flow prevention
system on their irrigation line. Irrigation systems that are encountered and impacted during sidewalk
construction will be relocated and put back in service if the property has a working backflow

For properties that do not have a working back flow prevention system, the sprinkler heads impacted will be cut and capped behind the new sidewalk.

In the event of adverse weather, environmental conditions, unforeseen equipment issues, or schedule
conflicts, improvements on your street will likely be delayed or rescheduled, as soon as conditions
permit. The construction dates provided above are tentative and may vary.

The contractor for this project is Austin Constructors, LLC.  The on-site inspector will be Roy Stout (LAN, Inc.).

During the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Mr. Stout can be reached at 210-508-5825

After working hours or on weekends, please call 311

If you need special accommodations, or have any questions or concerns regarding this project; please contact Stephen Aniol, Project Engineer at:
 Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN)
10101 Reunion Place, Suite 200
San Antonio, Tx 78216
Phone: (210) 499-5082
The City of San Antonio strives daily to provide high quality work and excellent customer service.










Sunday, February 15, 2015

Councilman Mike Gallagher, District 10 update

Community Newsletter
Quick Links:
Upcoming Important Meetings:
Feb. 23, 2015, 7pm
D10 Community Mtg.
Where:  Tool Yard
March 16, 2015, 7pm
Northeast Neighborhood Alliance
Where:  Tool Yard
Contact District 10:
Field Office
City Hall
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February 13, 2015
Dear District 10 Residents,
Since last month, the Charter Review Commission has been meeting each week to make some very important decisions. Our goal is to seek input from the public on changes to update the rules that govern our city that would ultimately require voter approval. One proposal that my office brought forward is Council pay. The Commission has no substantive disagreements on this issue and has since recommended that council members receive the median household income amount of $45,755 and $65,755 for the mayor. Although I have clearly stated that I will not personally receive this pay, I strongly recommend it for future Council members. 
The Commission seeks to have amendment language approved for the ballot by the end of this month. In addition, they will call for a special election to vote on these amendments in May. Public meetings are being held every Wednesday and I highly encourage each of you to either attend to speak before Council or submit input on these amendments here.

Last week, I was in Washington DC participating in the annual SA to DC trip. We had several meetings to inform members of Congress of the City's Federal priorities. It is my hope that we can obtain more federal funding for transportation and infrastructure so we do not have to rely on toll roads to ease congestion. We also addressed our aviation needs such as more direct flights from San Antonio and the requirements necessary to protect our military installations and their missions.
Please don't hesitate to email or call the District 10 office if you have any questions or comments about any of these issues.
Councilman Mike Gallagher
District 10
San Antonio Boards and Commissions Vacancies
Help serve District 10 and your community by serving on a Board or Commission! We have the following vacancies below: 
  • Neighborhood Code Enforcement Taskforce
  • SA2020 Commission on Education
  • Citizens' Environmental Advisory Committee
At-large Boards and Commissions:
  • Citizen Advisory Action Board
  • City/County Joint Commission on Elderly Affairs
  • Watershed Improvement Advisory Committee
Click here for more information on these committees. If interested in serving, fill out an application here.
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Monday, February 2, 2015

City of San Antonio’s community newsletter

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