Indian Springs Village Association (ISVA)
Monthly Board Meeting April 9 12, 2019
The Woodlands Township Offices, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd.
Board Members: Mike Arendes, Kelly Sharer, Erika Pratt, Matt Pounders, Michael Saucier, Tripp McOmber, Ree Belhumeur, Richie Spurlock, Ken Schumann, Richard Stromatt,
Township: John Osborne
Call to Order: MaryAnn Braid opened the joint meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Neighbors’ Comments: Residents raised questions regarding the mechanism for enforcement of greenbelts and grassy areas along Rushhaven, as they have previously contacted the Sheriff’s department. John Osborne recommended contacting John Powers, general manager for The Woodlands or park rangers at 281.210.3800. Residents can also report into the Woodlands app (311) for trailers in the driveway, renovation sign, etc. For areas not owned homeowner such as the road easement, contact Commissioner Noack.
Law Enforcement Report: Deputies Stephanie Coroiescu, Eric Medina and Carlos Tavarez provided the law enforcement report for the month of January. Indian Springs had no DWI, 1 public intoxication, no narcotics arrests; 2 criminal mischief, no burglaries of motor vehicles and no home burglaries. Accidents for the month - almost all at intersections – Kuykendahl and Woodlands Parkway with a few at Woodlands Parkway and Gosling. Ken noted Deputy Stephanie Coroiescu recently was recently recognized by her department.
Dr. Curtis Null – Superintendent Conroe ISD spoke on the upcoming bond election. Conroe is now the 11th largest district in the state and 65th largest in the country; it has grown by over 15,000 students in the past decade with additional 76,000 expected by 2028. Tax rate currently at $1.28, second lowest tax rate in the Houston area. CISD is one of 3 schools with perfect scores for TX Smart Schools rating since rating system began. Last school bond package was in 2015 and had no tax increase after the $.055 tax rate increase in 2008. Needs assessment estimate $1.4B; after review $807M will to go to voters as part of bond package. Estimated at $.01 tax increase for next year up to $.03 per year. Early voting starts Apr 22. Projects include:
- Projects to get students out of portables at both Woodlands High Schools.
- Additional funding for safety and security as part of hardening project
- Glen Loch HVAC
- College Park general upkeep, HVAC
- Collins and Wilkerson Intermediate
- Turf conversions for all high school fields
- Career and Technical Educational Facilities South County Hub
- Additional buses and transportation resources, and teacher training facility
Bond does not include funding to get elementary school classes out of portables but there is capacity at schools in the more western parts of The Woodlands.
Elected Officials: No report provided
Scholarship Presentations: Presented scholarships to 4 award winners:
- Abigail (Abby) Inbusch — The John Cooper School
- Bernadette Pavlich — TWHS
- Alexander (Alex) Alley — TWHS
- Matthew Kaiser — The Woodlands College Park High School
Secretary’s Report: Kelly moved to approve the minutes from March sent by Fred McOmber; Erika seconded and all agreed
Treasurer’s Report: Tom Brown was not available at the meeting and all checks are still pending. Received checks for CPR challenge ($300), 4R Bazaar ($400) and Fall Flea Market (approx. $300). Ken remains as a signatory as Tom cannot continue to serve as non-resident. An approved budget must be submitted to the township by April 15.
The Woodlands Township: John Osborne spoke about the director's meeting. Upcoming key events:
- Dog Walker Watch Yappy Hour and certification – April 20th at Terramont park
- Public service open house and bike registration at Fire Station 8 - April 20th
- Prescription drug take back at Rob Fleming Aquatic Center - Saturday 27 April
Old / Recurring Business:
Parks & Recreation Advisory Council - Michael Saucier noted that there was no meeting but walkthrough at the new ropes course that will be open at the end of the month; prices will be close to $40 for approx 3 hours on the course.
RDRC Update – No report as the latest meeting was cancelled
Law Enforcement Board – Recent review of the crime tracking system yielded some recommendations for patrol changes; 18 recent deputies graduated from the academy and were promoted to deputies
Woodlands Magazine - Michael Saucier will include information on scholarship winners
ISVA Website – Tripp will include the information on the scholarship winners and is researching if the link to woodlands 311 app can submit directly from the web. The website had a recent issue when over 37K emails were received and the web engine had to restarted. There is no known impact to any members and will continue to analyze options to prevent in the future; Indian Springs is currently #5 on the Safe2Save app.
Flea Market – Scheduled for April 20th
- Payment for the storage facility was late and incurred a $10 late fee. Now paid for the next year and Mike will discuss plan moving forward.
Other Issues: None
Adjourn: Mike motioned for the meeting to adjourn at 8:55 and Erika seconded. The motion was unanimous and the meeting closed.
NEXT MEETING: May 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm. at The Woodlands Township Offices, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd.
Submitted by Matt Pounders