|GARAGE SALE CANCELED!|
The neighborhood-wide garage sale scheduled
for April 4th has been canceled.
|HPCA OFFICES CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC|
RESIDENTS: E-check and credit card payments can be made online by clicking on the link below. You will need your account number, which is listed on any statement you receive from HPCA. For further assistance, call the office at 281.463.1216 during regular business hours.
ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL REMINDER: All exterior changes, including roofing, painting, structural additions, etc. to your home must be submitted to the HPCA office for review and approval. The turnaround time for approval is very quick. In many cases you can submit things like paint colors and roof style/materials via email for the fastest response. Reminder - fence pickets can be no higher than 6 feet with a 6 inch rot board. (Refer to Public Document - Deed Restrictions - Any Section - DR#12 - Page 3)
Please complete the Architectural Review Application and email to ACC@BearCreekNetwork for consideration. (If this document is opened in Adobe Reader – a free app – it can be completed online, saved, and emailed directly to HPCA.)
The Architectural Control Committee will answer your request as soon as possible. A few notes:
ROOF REPLACEMENT - Must be at least a 30 year, dimensional, architectural design shingle (Metal roofs will be considered.)
EXTERIOR PAINT - Color choices for house and trim must be listed by manufacturer and exact color number.
FENCE repair – 6 foot maximum picket; may also have a 6” rot board (If you are requesting to move your fence line, please include a detailed drawing.)
UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFO: Please call the HPCA office, 281-463-1216, or email firstname.lastname@example.org if your preferred mailing address or contact information has changed. If you'd simply need to change the email address used to send out our email notices, log in to your BearCreekNetwork.org account and make sure it is up to date. This info is not available to the public.
|Harris County Animal Cruelty Taskforce|
If you ever need to report a case of animal cruelty or neglect, there is a new resource: Harris County Animal Cruelty Taskforce. The taskforce was formed with the primary goal of streamlining the process of where and how animal cruelty can be reported in the Greater Houston Area. Call 832-927-PAWS to report or go their website and fill out the form provided. The website has important information on how to respond if/when you witness animal cruelty.
HPCA Board Meeting
Thursday, April 9th, 6:30pm at the HPCA Community Center
This meeting will not take place if Harris County COVID19 safeguards are still being enforced.
HPCA Board Meeting
Thursday, May 14th, 6:30pm at the HPCA Community Center
|News of Note|
NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCES: Many questions you have concerning the neighborhood, trash service, street lights, security, etc., are answered here on our websiteby going to the FAQ section of this website. Residents may also email our office staff at email@example.com.
SECURITY: Always call constable dispatch at 281-463-6666 concerning any suspicious activity you see. Do not wait. If you want to also report it to the HPCA office, always call constable dispatch first.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
HHW Info Hotline: 281.560.6200 (Español: 281.560.6232)
Click here to see what qualifies as HHW.
How to drop off your HHW items:
Harris County provides free disposal of HHW at the following location:
6900 Hahl Road (290 & North Gessner - less that 10 miles from BCV)
Every Wednesday - 9AM - 3PM
Second Saturday of each month: 9 AM - 2 PM
For additional dates and holiday closures, go to: Harris County Engineering
QUICK LINKS for UPDATES ...
Water District 281.375.5978
Residential Trash Service 281.368.8397
|WCA Coronavirus Update|
As of 3/31/2020, WCA is:
If you have further questions concerning WCA, contact WCA:
SPECIAL NOTICE for March 31st ... HPCA has just now been informed that, due to the COVID-19 virus situation, WCA will not be picking up any recycling beginning March 31st and for the foreseeable future. Please see their letter, listed below, for more details.
March 31, 2020 - At WCA, our highest priority continues to be the health and well-being of our customers and staff during an evolving situation. Last night, we learned that one of our drivers has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. As a precaution, the helpers and other drivers who have been in close contact with this driver have been quarantined.
How Will This Affect Your Service?
WCA provides an essential service for the Houston Metroplex and our mission is to provide the best service possible to our communities. For now, our priority will shift to collect the putrescible waste first. This is the material that begins to breakdown and decompose first in the Houston heat.
This means that residents need to separate their putrescible waste from their bulk waste to ensure proper and timely collection. A two-bag maximum for bulk, per home, will be picked on your scheduled service day. WCA/VF Waste Services will not be collecting carpet or construction materials as regular collection related to this event.
Recycle Services (*Please see exceptions below):
Effective Tuesday, March 31, 2020 – Until Further Notice
We are suspending recycle service for the greater Houston area.
Please note, suspended services due to this event will not be made up or pushed to another service day.
WCA/VF Waste services made these decisions due to the severity of the conditions, and safety concerns to our community and the WCA family. We thank you for your partnership and for your patience and continued trust in WCA/VF Waste Services.
Please take care and be safe throughout the remainder of this event.
WCA/VF Waste Services Municipal Department
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Effective March 17, 2020
COVID-19 IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION
WCA IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS WITH SOME BACK OFFICE
MODIFICATONS IN PLACE TO PROTECT
OUR EMPLOYEES AND OUR CUSTOMERS.
WCA is closely following the recommendations of the CDC on social distance, travel bans, school closures, quarantines and event cancellations. As such, we’ve decided to modify our front office operations in order to protect employees and minimize the risk to spread COVID-19 to our customers.
WCA will take the following precautionary measures: Effective March 17, 2020 non-essential WCA employees will telecommute, or work from home to follow the CDC recommendation of social spacing:
Next steps for our customers: Monitor our Facebook and COVID-19 pages for updates
WCA will continue to serve your community as always. However, we want to make sure you are aware that our regular trash service will continue but you may see delays. We have developed business continuity plans that will remedy any foreseeable business challenges that may occur.
We appreciate the flexibility of our employees and the understanding of our customers during this unprecedented situation. We will provide updates as they come available, please check back to our website.
For questions, call or email customer service:
|Trash Pickup Notice|
Trash Pickup Schedule
TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS - Household waste & heavy trash
WCA's Recycling service has been discontinued
during the COVID-19 situation.
TRASH CANS MUST BE STORED OUT OF VIEW
ON NON-PICKUP DAYS.
Polycarts should be placed at the curb facing the street by 7AM on service days.
WCA is our trash provider. Service is set up through WCA and fees are directly paid to WCA by each resident household. To renew or begin service, call WCA at 281-368-8397. All service and billing questions should be directed to this number.
Please pay your account balance at least two weeks before the deadline in order for your stickers to arrive in the mail before the first day of the new quarter. WCA allows a 7-day grace period into the new quarter.
WCA operates a sticker program. You must have the appropriate colored sticker for both your blue polycart and your recycling bin. A current stickered polycart must be placed at the curb in order for yard debris or heavy trash to be picked up. Every quarter, after your bill has been paid a different color sticker will be mailed to you. Put the sticker on the front left side of the your large polycart.
CHANGES TO SERVICE
Heavy trash is limited to two (2) items per service day.
Depending on the total neighborhood yard waste volume for the day, WCA may have to limit the number of yard bags picked up. Please put as many yard waste bags as possible in your blue polycart. Your tree service provider should remove all trunks and branches. Smaller trees and bushes should be bundled in 4 foot lengths for WCA pickup.
Concerning recycling materials: all items must be rinsed and dry and loose in the gray polycart. Do not bag recycle materials, and do not recycle glass or pizza boxes.
For more details about recycling, please go to the WCA website: WCA Acceptable Recycling Materials.
Please store your polycarts out of public view except on days of service to avoid deed restriction violations and the possibility of fees. Out of public view means in the garage, in the backyard, or behind an approved structure.
No one wants to live in or visit a neighborhood with 3944 trash cans sitting in front of everyone's homes!