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SPOTLIGHT: Priority Meetings and Announcements
MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL -May 20, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers – Public Hearing – A Beautiful Bellaire, LLC, for an amendment to the City’s Official Zoning District Map
SPRUCE/FIFTH AREA: Construction has begun on Fifth Street between Bissonnet and Spruce on the first block of ‘streetscapes’ in the area. Be prepared for narrow lanes and one-way travel
NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPOSED AT BISSONNET AND NEWCASTLE
Bissonnet Medical Plaza
Recycling, organic gardening, less pesticides – all win/wins for our kids and our community. So are reusable bags!
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What About The Small Stuff?
100 Years of Bellaire History!
And for a terrific photo history check this out:
Little FREE Libraries
You’ll find Little Free Libraries popping up throughout Bellaire. Take a book, leave a book, whatever suits your fancy. This one’s in Loftin Park, others can be found in Evelyn’s Park, Ware Family Park, plus private LFLs. “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin
New Bellaire High – Expected Completion in 2022
No More City Of Homes?
According to the City manager and staff our longtime City logo, representing Bellaire as a City of Homes, will soon be gone, thanks to City Council and the $50,000 branding study. Read more here.
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Do You Know Of Any Leaks At Or Near Water Meters?
Leaks at or near water meters have been reported around town. City crews make repairs for some residents, but others are advised to call a plumber. Check with the City, ask if Siemens is responsible for the repair. Find more information on the Siemens contract under City Studies on the main menu. If you know of any leaks please let me know via Contact.
Author Archives: Jane McNeel
“The plan takes care of “the basics” by repeatedly reinforcing the fundamental importance of neighborhood integrity in the City of Homes, as well as the priority residents place on parks and recreation opportunities, safe streets, and preservation of a small-town … Continue reading
Click the graphic at left to review the 8 page draft of the end product from the recent City Council Workshop. It is a 5-year priority plan distributed by the City Manager, and a lot for citizens to digest. For most … Continue reading
What’s To Become of 4301 Bellaire Boulevard? I planned to write an article about the Planning & Zoning vote on an application filed by a developer to amend the official zoning map. It would re-zone the property located at 4301 … Continue reading
The Council meeting on March 4th was a quiet affair with one highlight – local resident Dan Sebesta registered his objections to having his engineering qualifications questioned by the the City Manager. The highlight of his talk was his sign: … Continue reading
Cost Savings and Future Costs Council sang the praises of city staff at the January 7, 2019 council meeting for some cost savings – the cost for change orders for the Municipal Facilities was reduced to $302,516. So far the … Continue reading
The January 28, 2019, City Council meeting went off like a rocket and just kept climbing. A link to the video of the meeting is available at the end of this article. Please watch the video, you’ll find it interesting.
Find information on Bellaire’s recycling program. The wrong items in our recycle bins cost us money! Find tips on other forms of recycling via the Our Environment tab on the menu. A Holiday Note: Did you know that MOST wrapping paper is … Continue reading
2019 Budget is Adopted – Future Bond Program Planning Session – A Possible $47 million Bond Issue in 2019
The Bellaire City Council, City Manager, and City staff discussed the possibility of another bond issue in 2019. The amount proposed by City staff is $47 million. A second bond issue in 2022 was also mentioned, at this point … Continue reading
Call for Referendum To Require a Vote on Sidewalks! SidewalkChoice was founded by a group of Bellaire residents who feel the $55 million dollar 2016 Bonds for Better Bellaire bond issue left out important facts about how the funds would … Continue reading
In response to requests for a printed version of my comments at the October 15, 2018 Council meeting I am posting it below: Good Evening Mayor, City Council, and Citizens,