Call for volunteers along Boulevard Saturday
Not one to let a good weekend get away from him, Jim Bennett from the Houston Heights Association's Boulevard Committee, is organizing a workday and asking for volunteers to help along Heights Boulevard Saturday, starting at 8:30 a.m.
Specifically, he's hoping to get some help working on the sprinkler systems in the 800, 1100, 1700 and 1800 blocks. Also, now that the water has finally been restored in the 1300 block thanks to the intervention of (former Heights Association president) Laura Thorp in Councilmember Ed Gonzalez' office, an awful lot more work can be done in front of the Heights Branch Library.
If you can help out, e-mail Jim at email@example.com or just show up on the 800 block at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
And just in case I missed anything, here's Jim's e-mail that he sent out Wednesday evening:
Happy cooler weather!
1. First, we have a number of sprinkler system issues on the Boulevard esplanade that need work – so if you’d like to join me, I’ll be out this Saturday, October 16, starting at 8:30 AM on the 800 block esplanade. Someone has called 311 to report a leak – and the City has contacted us to fix it (which is what we agreed to when we installed the systems). But there are also problems on the 1100, 1700, and 1800 blocks and likely problems I don’t know about yet. It is getting to be time to start planting trees again so we need to get our watering system in full operation.
2. The good news is that we now have water on the 1300 block again! Thanks to Laura Thorp with Councilman Ed Gonzalez’s office who worked through the City’s maze of departments to get water re-established to that block. When the main water lines were replaced several years ago, they apparently failed to hook up the meter for the water on that block (all other blocks were done). I had tried unsuccessfully to get the water back but it took Laura’s help to make it happen. Now we can replant Herta’s garden (in front of library) and we can start planting trees on that block which we’ve ignored now for several years.
Let me know if you have questions.
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