Wednesday, August 17, 2016

District 10 Update 16 August, 2016

Upcoming Important Meetings

NEC Business Alliance Meeting

August 19th, 8AM, at 9999 Perrin Beitel Rd.

Community Budget Hearing 

Northeast Neighborhood Alliance

September 19th, 7PM, at the Northeast Senior Center

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August 16th, 2016

Dear Neighbors, 

Thanks to everyone who came out to our District 10 Community Meeting on Monday. I was so pleased with SAPD's participation and the audience's applause for our neighborhood SAFFE officers. 

We heard from Chief of Police William McManus on department policy and public perception, and both he and Assistant Chief of Police Anthony Trevino answered questions from the audience. After the meeting concluded, our SAFFE officers stayed behind to talk one-on-one with neighbors and address their concerns. The new police contract has been approved by police union members (70% approval), and is expected to come before City Council early September. 

We also heard from our city-wide and District 10 National Night Out coordinators on why National Night Out is so important. Last year, San Antonio came second in the nation for city-wide National Night Out events, and we aim to take first place this year. If your neighborhood has not yet registered as participating in National Night Out, now is the time. We've included a list of currently registered District 10 neighborhoods in this newsletter, as well as contact information for our District 10 coordinator. If your neighborhood would like to request our office to stop by, please email as soon as possible. 

I'm pleased to announce that District 10's own Bud Little has been nominated to be inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. Bud's famous voice could be heard on local talk radio station WOAI; he retired after 38 years in 2010. Since then, he has been an active District 10 resident, participating in neighborhood organizations and the revitalization efforts along Perrin Beitel and Nacogdoches. We congratulate Bud, and thank him and his wife Faye for continuing to be a voice for the community.

As a reminder, next month's Northeast Neighborhood Alliance will be on September 19th, 7PM, at the Northeast Senior Center (instead of the Tool Yard). As with every September NNA meeting, it will be a potluck dinner. 

Thank you for staying actively involved in our community and for your strong support of District 10.


Mike Gallagher
City Councilman District 10

Redland Road South Project Update

Jones Maltsberger Road Bridge Closure
  • Bridge closure began June 6, 2016.
  • This week's forecast of rain has the chance of delaying the opening on August 21st. 
  • The following institutions have been notified of this development and have working traffic plans in place: 
  • NEISD Transportation
  • Great Hearts Northern Oaks School
  • Redland Oaks Elementary School
  • Driscoll Middle School
  • VIA
  • SAPD
  • USPS
  • Neighboring HOAs/NAs
All work is subject to favorable weather conditions. If you have questions about the project, please contact:
Joey Doctor | Capital Projects Officer

Take Control of Your Summer Bills

Notice your water bill is higher than usual?  This may be why:  This year's rainy spring resulted in green lawns, but recent dry weather means customers may be using more water in irrigation systems to keep it green.

Higher summer water bills are an annual occurrence, but SAWS is seeing many bills with high water use this year. So it's worth another reminder that SAWS charges more per gallon as water use increases.

This year, SAWS started using an eight-tier pricing structure to encourage water conservation. The structure allows customers to save money quickly with small reductions to water use but it also means that those who use large amounts of water will see higher per-gallon costs, causing bills to temporarily spike.

An in-ground irrigation system, which can use more than 3,000 gallons each time it runs, is one of the major culprits. And systems not properly programmed or maintained can use a lot more.

A free irrigation checkup may help reduce your bill.  SAWS conservation technicians can visit your home by appointment to help you save water. Call 704-SAVE (704-7283) for an appointment or more information. 

Still have questions about your bill? Email our Key Accounts team at Be sure to include the name on the account and your service address. 

Residents can expect to see new stickers placed on recycling carts in the coming months. The sticker is a reminder to residents that they should not place diapers in the blue cart and that violators will receive a $25 fine. 

Passport Acceptance Services

With Summer drawing to a close, now is the perfect time to prepare for your future travel! The Office of the City Clerk invites U.S. Citizens to apply for their Passport with minimal wait time and no appointment necessary. 

Citizens can apply for a U.S. Passport and have their Passport Photo taken at the Municipal Archives & Records Facility located at 719 S. Santa Rosa, San Antonio, TX 78204. The Municipal Archives & Records Facility is ADA Accessible and offers Free Parking. As an added benefit, the Facility is located next to the Vital Records Office should individuals require a certified copy of their Long Form Birth Certificate.

The U.S. Department of State requires a completed DS-11 Application, proof of U.S. Citizenship (such as U.S. Birth Certificate, Certificate of Naturalization/Citizenship), Valid Identification, and one Passport Photo. The U.S. Department of State also requires a check or money order for their fees. 

For more information on Passport Services please contact the Office of the City Clerk at (210) 207-7253. Should you decide to attend our Saturday Passport/Vital Record Day to apply for a Passport or Birth Certificate you can simply show up on Saturday, October 22, 2016. We ask that you call (210) 207-4214 to ensure an approximate appointment hour.

Free and open to the public!
9:30 AM - 3 PM

The Historic Homeowner Fair (HHF) brings together owners of aging and historic homes with local professionals, services, products, and solutions. In addition to an Exhibitor Hall, the HHF also offers educational sessions and hands-on demonstrations throughout the day which cover a wide array of topics.

New to 2016, you can choose between four tracks to find the sessions that matter most to you! Just look for the special icons on the schedule:
  • Rehabber Club, for Do-It-Yourselfers
  • Dollars & Sense, economics of preservation
  • ScoutSA, discover and celebrate our history
  • Sustainability, for a green lifestyle
This year, we are excited to welcome keynote speaker Brent Hull, Owner & President of Hull Historical. Brent is a nationally recognized authority on historic design, architecturally correct moldings and millwork. Other activities include:
  • Hands-on demonstrations 
  • Tree adoption 
  • Educational sessions 
  • Over 40 exhibitors 
For more information, visit the OHP website here.

Upcoming Events at District 10 Libraries

Tobin Branch Library at Oakwell (4134 Harry Wurzbach, 78209)

Tobin Writers' Group
Saturday, August 20
10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Join the Tobin Writers' Group for a day of writing. Authors of all ages, genres, and writing categories are encouraged to bring a laptop, tablet or pen and paper.

For more information or additional events, visit the library website

National Night Out - District 10 Registration Update

Below is the most recent list of neighborhoods registered with the City for National Night Out. If you do not see your neighborhood or organization listed, please contact Jo Alexander at For more information, click the National Night Out logo to be redirected to the SAPD/NNO page. 
  • Aviation Place Apartments
  • Country Hollow Countryside
  • El Dorado
  • Friends of Comanche Lookout
  • Hamilton CC
  • Hills of Park North
  • MacArthur Park
  • Marymont
  • Missionary Baptist Church of SA
  • Northeast Senior Center
  • Northern Hills (Winding Hill, Hilton Head, Pebble Walk)
  • Roseheart
  • Royal Ridge
  • Stone Ridge
  • Stonewood
  • Summit at Bulverde Creek
  • Tres Ritos
  • Turkey Point
  • Valencia

 Tuttle 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: 
  • All contractor vehicles carrying personnel will enter/exit through the North Gate at 9911 Perrin Beitel Rd.
  • All demolition traffic will exit by making a right turn only onto Perrin Beitel Rd.
  • Demolition trucks will be scheduled so that high traffic times are not interrupted.
  • During 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

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