Indian Springs Village Association (ISVA)
Monthly Board Meeting, January 10, 2017
The Woodlands Township Offices, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd.
Board Members: Mike Arendes, Jim Merritt, Richie Spurlock, Shanna Davis, Bev Wallery, Russ Heinen, Richard Stromatt, Alan Neely, Tom Brown, Ken Schumann, Carol Stromatt, Matt Pounders, Michael Saucier
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office: Deputy Jason Hopper
Elected Officials and Candidates: Ann Snyder
The Woodlands Township: John Osborne
Constable Ryan Gables
Resident: Enrique Rosero
Call to Order: 7:03 p.m. Steve Leaky, President of Alden Bridge Village Assoc., called the joint meeting to order.
Law Enforcement Report: Deputy Jason Hopper gave a crime prevention report. In 2016, there were 104 burglaries of habitations and 96 burglaries of buildings in The Woodlands. Village of Indian Springs had 5 burglaries of habitations and 8 burglaries of buildings in 2016. Deputy Hopper recommended locking doors, closing garage doors, and lock your side gates. He also recommended reporting suspicious activity and getting to know your neighbors.
Elected Officials and Candidates: Ann Snyder, Board member of The Woodlands Township, spoke to the group regarding several current issues.
- The Kuykendahl bridge expansion is on target for completion in early summer.
- The Gosling bridge expansion has run into some political posturing so we await information on that project.
- Forest Gate Park will be updated after the swim season.
- The Ironman will be hosted on April 22nd . Flintridge will probably be utilized.
- The Hindu Temple has submitted plans to expand parking. They have been asked to resubmit plans to the DSC with a better forest buffer.
- The Drainage Task Force, chaired by Bruce Rieser, will develop a forum for residents. 1/24/17 will be the next Drainage Task Force meeting.
- Creekside YMCA will be purchased by the end of February. It will serve as a second recreation center similar to the one on Research Forest.
- Residential Design Review elections, as well as Village Assoc. elections, will take place at the Township Center in February.
Resident of Hazelcrest: Urged the Township to enforce the covenants against fireworks. Law enforcement cannot enforce the covenants but after a certain time in the evening, they can enforce for excessive noise. The DSC enforces the covenants. The concerns will be forwarded to the Township.
Constable Ryan Gable: Mr. Gable has just begun his second term as Constable. One of the focuses of his group has been investigating internet crimes against children and child abuse and sex crimes. The constable’s office serves Civil Process & Writs, does routine patrols of the precinct, and traffic enforcement. The department made 169 narcotics arrests in 2016.
At 8pm, the joint meeting concluded and the Indian Springs Village Assoc. reconvened separately.
Secretary’s Report: Bev Wallery A draft of November’s minutes (no meeting in December) is posted on the ISVA Web Page – Alan Neely motioned to approve the minutes for November; Richard Stromatt seconded. All approved.
Treasurer’s Report: Tom Brown updated us on the financial budget. Donations were made to both Galatas and Glen Loch elementary schools. The budget for next year will have to be put together in the coming month.
Woodlands Township Report: John Osborne. John provided the summary from The Township meeting and highlighted the important items. Check the website for dates and times. Earth Green Up is on March 25th. How to Make Your Home Secure will be discussed during Watch Talk Wednesday on 1/25/17.
Parks & Recreation Advisory Council: Michael Saucier provided a summary of the most recent meeting. The group is planning to add textile recycling as a weekly pickup from our homes. Details are still being determined. Wildflowers were planted and should be blooming in the Spring. 1500 trees were planted in The Woodlands in 2016. All of the monument signs for the neighborhoods are having LED lights installed to replace the older lights.
RDRC: Nothing to report. The RDRC positions are up for re-election.
Magazine Article: Kelly Sharer will submit an article for the ISVA for the next issue including the scholarships.
Elections – Our Village will need to refill some positions for the association including at large positions and the Secretary position.
Holiday Lighting Contest Winners: Best Neighborhood: Lanes End Place in Altwood and Best Home: 18 Forge Hill Place in Idlewood
Scholarship Committee – The committee will meet on 3/26/17 to review the scholarships and determine with winners. The applications are due on 3/20/17 and are available on-line or through the high schools.
Women’s Center Scholarship – We will address during the next meeting our ability to continue with this scholarship.
Volunteer Recognition Reception 1/25/17 – At 5pm, there will be a Volunteer Recognition Reception.
Adjourned At 8:58pm, Mike Arendes motioned to adjourn the meeting; Bev Wallery seconded.
Next Meeting: February 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm at The Town Hall building public meeting space.