so, please send an e-mail to Rebecca Podowskito make a
request to post on our Facebook page!
Thank you to
all who were able to attend the Northeast Neighborhood Alliance
meeting this week. I was pleased to see this group continue with a
strong presence during the vacationing months. As a reminder, the
next community meeting will be our District 10 Meeting on August
15th, 2016, at 7PM at the Tool Yard.
Council resumes in August, we can expect to receive public meeting
schedules for the 2017 Bond Program and the Fiscal Year 2017
Budget. I encourage all of you to attend these meetings and speak
up for District 10.
included in this edition information about the Tuttle Power Plant
demolition. Residents in the area can expect to see demolition
trucks entering and exiting along Perrin Beitel. CPS has indicated
they are scheduling trucks to drive during non-peak traffic hours,
and will be using cones and flagmen to guide traffic. CPS has also set
up a hotline and email address for weekly updates on the demolition
We have also
included information on the City's Sidewalk Cost-Sharing Program,
where the City and residents share the cost of installing or
replacing sidewalks. Residents are to call 311 to request to be a
part of this program. The Transportation and Capital Improvements
department will provide you with a quote indicating your portion of
the cost, and you can determine if you wish to move forward.
Corridor Quarterly Business Development Meeting is on July 29th. If
you are thinking about starting a business and want to learn more
about securing capital, I encourage you to attend. There will be
presentations by traditional and non-traditional lenders who will be
available for questions afterwards. Breakfast will be
Thank you for
staying actively involved in our community and for your strong
support of District 10.
Are you are small business owner or
entrepreneur looking for ways to grow your current business or start
a new one? Did you know there are several organizations in the
San Antonio area dedicated to assisting small businesses
by providing access to capital? Join the NEC for their Business
Development Breakfast this month.
both traditional bank and non-profit lending sources will
discuss small business and micro loans as well as resources for
technical assistance with the loan application process. Breakfast and
other updates on the NEC revitalization initiative will be
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for all of Texas.
Power Plant Demolition
CPS has begun the final phase of
the Tuttle Power Plant demolition project. From July-December 2016,
neighbors of the Tuttle Power Plant can expect to hear some noise and
construction traffic at the entrance along Perrin Beitel. Please
note: no explosives are being used to demolish the plant, and
dust-suppression measures are in place.
To address traffic concerns, CPS
has shared the following:
contractor vehicles carrying personnel will enter/exit through
the North Gate at 9911 Perrin Beitel Rd.
demolition traffic will exit by making a right turn only onto
Perrin Beitel Rd.
trucks will be scheduled so that high traffic times are not
delivery of heavy equipment, flagmen wearing high-visibility
vests and TxDOT approved flags will be used to assist trucks
entering and exiting the property.
CPS has also established a hotline
that provides weekly updates on the project. You can call (210)
353-3366, or email email@example.com.
The City of San Antonio Sidewalk Cost
Sharing Program is a voluntary program where owner-occupants and the
City of San Antonio share in the cost of installing or replacing
sidewalks. For FY 2016 (October 1, 2015 - Sept 30, 2016), the City
has $250,000 available that can be used towards repairing sidewalks
and curbs along residential properties.
COST: The cost share that
residents are required to provide will range from 30-50% of the cost
to replace the sidewalk. The share that residents need to provide
will depend on their residential location. If the property is located
in a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) area, as designated by
the Federal Government, residents may qualify for the City paying 70%
of the total cost of repair.
Measure the existing linear feet of
sidewalk along your property line, then call 311 (210-207-6000) to
determine the cost sharing rate. 311 will submit all service requests
to Transportation & Capital Improvements for investigation and a
formal cost estimate.
being accepted for SA Tomorrow Sustainability Award
The City of San Antonio's Office of
Sustainability is now accepting nominations for the second annual SA
Tomorrow Sustainability Awards, an event showcasing breakthroughs and
innovations addressing the three pillars of sustainability - social,
economic and environmental. Previously known as the Green Building
Awards, the SA Tomorrow Sustainability Awards spotlight the City of
San Antonio's SA Tomorrow initiative.
The SA Tomorrow Sustainability
Awards will be celebrated at the City of San Antonio's second annual
Sustainability Summit. The awards ceremony will honor community
programs and building structures that promote sustainability through
engagement with the people who use it and the environment that
surrounds it. The awards feature categories for sustainability
programs, solar projects, new commercial and residential construction
and retrofit projects. The City of San Antonio has expanded the
timeframe for eligible projects and structures initiated or
constructed between Jan. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2015.
The deadline for nominations is
Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. Nomination forms are available at sanantonio.gov/sustainability.
Winners will be announced at the Sustainability Summit on Tuesday,
Nov. 1, 2016 at the Henry B. González Convention Center.
SA Tomorrow is a three-plan
approach to guide San Antonio toward smart, sustainable growth with
efforts to preserve our resources and quality of life. The initiative
aims to address issues of importance to the entire community
including air and water quality, energy efficiency, transportation,
jobs and housing through the following plans: the Comprehensive Plan,
the Sustainability Plan and the Multimodal Transportation Plan.
For more information on the SA
Tomorrow Sustainability Awards, contact Douglas Melnick, Office of
Sustainability at (210) 207-1721 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event: Mass Meditation for Peace at the Japanese Tea Garden
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will be holding a
free "Flying Club" Seminar at Stinson Municipal Airport Saturday, July 30th from
The seminar is designed to
demystify the process of starting and running a successful flight
club. Discover how to fly more, spend less and have more fun in the
To register for the complimentary
seminar and learn more about the free resources available from AOPA
that make forming and operating a flight club easier and more
productive than ever call 1-800-872-2672 or visit www.aopa.org/160730/kssf.
RSVP deadline by July 28, 2016.
Redland Road South Project Update
Maltsberger Road Bridge Closure
bridge on Jones Maltsberger Rd is closed from June 6th through
August 14th, 2016, during the summer school break.
Library at Oakwell (4134 Harry Wurzbach, 78209)
Saturday, July 23
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Come join our writers' group for an opportunity to share, discuss and
critique your work with fellow writers. All skill levels and ages
Tobin Game Day!
Saturday, July 23
2:30 - 3:30PM
All ages are invited to come and play their choice from our large
selection of popular Wii and board games. Bring your friends or
make new ones.
Library (4618 Thousand Oaks, 78233)
Come and Go Crafts
Friday, July 29
10AM - 6PM
Express yourself! Come to the library for creative,
self-directed craft activities. All ages welcome; young children may
need adult assistance.
For more information
or additional events, visit the library website.