Indian Springs Village Association (ISVA)
Monthly Board Meeting, February 14, 2017
The Woodlands Township Offices, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd.
MINUTES - DRAFT
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, Erica Pratt Bondy, Enrique Gables
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office: Deputy Jason Hopper, Deputy Kellie Christiansen, Kellen Powell – Indian Springs Patrol Duty, Jake Isenbinger – Alden Bridge Patrol Duty
The Woodlands Township: John Osborne, Chris Nunes
Call to Order: 7:04 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 434 burglaries of motor vehicles in The Woodlands. The Village of Indian Springs had 22 burglaries of motor vehicle in 2016, 64% locked and 36% unlocked. The biggest area of concern is the shopping center with 24 Hour Fitness. Deputy Hopper suggests taking all of your property out of the car, lock the vehicle and park your vehicle in a garage when possible.
Ken Schumann has made a request with the law enforcement to address the issues at 24 Hour Fitness.
Parks and Recreation Department, Chris Nunes:
Capital Improvement projects in Indian Springs: Forest Gate pool is being resurfaced this year.
YMCA Creekside is being purchased to serve as another recreation center. The 1,800 acre nature preserve will be utilized. The Township has rights to a recreational trail easement on the south side and will build trails in the area. (The north side of the George Mitchell Preserve is maintained/operated by the Montgomery Co. Precinct 4. Montgomery Co. has the recreational trail easement on the north side, not the Township.)
Bear Branch Park master plan is being presented in March. A 50-meter pool will be built.
Northshore Park renovation is in process.
Gosling Sports Fields is almost complete.
Chris reminded us to use the 311 App to let the Parks and Rec Dept know about issues in the neighborhood.
The Township has begun to clear out the reserve between The Woodlands and Del Webb. They plan to do some reforestation.
At 8:05pm, the joint meeting concluded and the Indian Springs Village Assoc. reconvened separately.
Secretary’s Report: Bev Wallery - A draft of January’s minutes is posted on the ISVA Web Page – Carol Stromatt motioned to approve the minutes for January; Erica Pratt Bondy seconded. All approved.
Treasurer’s Report: Tom Brown updated us on the financial budget and activity this month. We received two checks for our participation in the Township Flea Market totaling close to $1,000.
Woodlands Township Report: John Osborne. John mentioned that the Township calendar is filling up so we need to commit to a date for the Annual Taste of the Village. John handed out the Neighborhood Watch program information.
Parks & Recreation Advisory Council: This topic was covered by Chris Nunes at the joint meeting. See above.
RDRC: Jim Merritt updated the group on activity in his community. Residents need to remember to get approval and permits before doing work.
Magazine Article: Kelly Sharer will submit an article for the ISVA for the next issue.
Elections – We have open positions on the board for at large positions. Alan Neely volunteered to take the Secretary position.
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. Michael Saucier, Carol Stromatt, Erica Pratt Bondy, Tom Brown, Shanna Davis, Ken Schumann, and Kelly Sharer will serve on the committee this year.
Women’s Center Scholarship – We discussed contributing $1,500 toward the Lloyd Matthews scholarship for a recipient of a Women’s Center Scholarship. Mike Arendes motioned to renew the scholarship in Lloyd’s honor. Alan Neely seconded. All approved.
Green UP – March 25th. Please sign up to volunteer on behalf of the Village of Indian Springs.
Adjourned At 8:35pm, Mike Arendes motioned to adjourn the meeting; Bev Wallery seconded.
Next Meeting: March 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm at The Town Hall building public meeting space.