Vandalism on three recently installed park monuments has caused the Parks and Recreation Department and Wayfinding Committee to reevaluate future installations. At Tuesday’s city council meeting, the department presented options for future monuments in the city’s parks.
Deer Park City Council unanimously passed all items on its busy agenda Tuesday night. Among the items was approval of the city budget; the appointment of a new medical director; and applications for FEMA reimbursement grants for emergency protective measures an debris removal during and in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Deer Park City Council will have its next regular workshop and agenda meeting Tuesday evening. The workshop begins at 6 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Both meetings take place inside council chambers at City Hall, 710 E. San Augustine St.
From monitoring floodwaters to performing high water rescues to having to dispel social media rumors the City of Deer Park personnel were busy during Hurricane Harvey. At Wednesday’s Rotary Club meeting, city leaders discussed the city’s and community’s response to one of the worst storms in the nation’s history.
The rain left behind by Hurricane Harvey has created large areas in Harris County where mosquitoes can lay their eggs.
To address increasing numbers of mosquitoes and the risk they pose to the recovery effort and public health, the U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 910th Airlift Wing flying modified C-130 cargo planes staged out of Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio will be conducting an aerial spray operation beginning Thursday evening, Sept. 14 and may take more than one day. The plan is to spray approximately 600,000 acres by air, weather permitting.
The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM in the City Hall Council Chambers, and the public is encouraged to attend.
“On behalf of the entire Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department, we would like to thank the citizens of Deer Park for their incredible generosity during the ‘Fill the Boot’ campaign,” said Justin Crow, DPVFD Deputy Chief, Station 2. “Altogether, we were able to raise $6,572.34, which will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association to aid in their fight against neuromuscular diseases. Thank you, Deer Park!”
City Council approved almost all items on its Tuesday agenda, but opted to table a measure regarding the adoption of standards of care. The meeting included calling two public hearings on the proposed tax rate.
No one was injured in a Sunday afternoon fire that displaced families living at the Villages at Parktown. The Deer Park Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating the fire that destroyed four units, three of which were occupied.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is raising awareness that Hurricane Harvey disaster survivors, and their friends and family, must be alert for false rumors, scams, identity theft, and fraud. Although many Americans are working hard to help their neighbors now, during chaotic times, some will always try to take advantage of the most vulnerable.
Deer Park City Council will hold its regular meeting Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will open with a public hearing regarding the city adopting a standards of care for the All Star Activity Program. After the public hearing, council will move on to a short regular meeting agenda.
Approximately 48 hours after it opened, the Red Cross shelter established at the Jimmy Burke Activity Center closed Thursday afternoon. City officials estimate over 200 evacuees from Hurricane Harvey were sheltered in Deer Park by the city and Red Cross.
According to Sanitation Supervisor Ben Alexander, customers whose garbage is typically collected on Fridays will have their items picked up tomorrow, Friday.
Customers whose garbage is typically collected on Thursdays will have their items picked up Saturday.
“We are pleased to announce that we will be able to resume curbside garbage pick-up starting tomorrow morning,” City Manager Jay Stokes said. “By conducting garbage pick-up both Friday and Saturday, we will be able to reach all of our curbside garbage customers.
“Our regular garbage pick-up schedule will resume on Monday, September 4 (Labor Day). We sincerely appreciate our community being patient with us as we get back on track following Harvey.”
Alexander said the Sanitation Division will also continue collecting flood debris and heavy trash on Friday and Saturday, asking only that the two types of waste be physically separated.
Pick-up of flood debris and heavy trash will also continue next week, Monday through Friday.
“There is no limit on the number of bags residents may place curbside tomorrow and Saturday,” Alexander said. “We are going to work with our citizens to collect as much curbside garbage and flood debris as we can over the next two days, and we will be working to collect both types of waste again on Monday morning and through that week.
"We will continue picking up heavy trash and flood debris every weekday going forward until there is no more to remove."
Alexander advised that the Transfer Station will not be open on Saturday for garbage drop-off.
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