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txwareagle 1
SagaciousSighFiGurl 1
Joe Blow 1
TinktheSprite 2
andreweggplant 1
witchywoman 1
the Markster 1
a5504295uu 1
Tryingto 4
Bozworth 5

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Bozworth --- 61 days ago -

I wish the medians were mowed and maintained like other subdivisions. Please look at how Eagle Springs, Fall Creek, The Groves etc are maintained weekly.

Sad that Kingwood is not cared for like other subdivisions. 

the Markster --- 60 days ago -

Attend the HOA meetings. Engage 

TinktheSprite --- 60 days ago -

HOA is too busy handing out letters to residents to be monitoring it's own medians. thought I do believe the medians are not the responsibility of Houston City Parks and Recreation? 

Bozworth --- 60 days ago -

I agree being engaged is important. Please point me in the right direction. Is there Board of Directors or???? over all of the median mowings on Kingwood Drive? I would be glad to attend and understand the reason the medians are not mowed weekly and allowed to grow so high and rarely edged. Drive Eagle Springs and see the difference. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 60 days ago -

Do you mean just recently? Bc, well, the hurricane. And it's put maintenance crews off their normal schedule bc of all the cut down trees and storm debris that need removing before you can worry about mowing the grass.

I've lived her 16 years and don't recall this being an issue. Northpark is the one that needs a little more cutting imo. 

TinktheSprite --- 60 days ago -

I think their mowing schedule is every 2 weeks. If it is raining on the scheduled day, they wait another 2 weeks for the next scheduled day. Call 311 City of Houston? But I think manpower is focusing on Harvey Clean Up right now. 

Bozworth --- 60 days ago -

I checked with Councilman Martin office and City mow schedule is every 21 days. I have lived here for 4 years and it has always been maintained like this. I am just curious why this seems acceptable. If we want more it is up to us as the Kingwood Community. 

Tryingto --- 59 days ago -

I wish the medians were mowed and maintained like other subdivisions. Please look at how Eagle Springs, Fall Creek, The Groves etc are maintained weekly.

Sad that Kingwood is not cared for like other subdivisions.


Not sure which medians you are referring to. The Trail Association maintains the trails and some medians, and where I see they are regularly mowed, planted, and have change flowers at the intersections and the entrances. Other streets, parks, etc. may be handled by the HOA, and others Houston.

You can also try Kingwood Service Association and they can point you to who to contact for the streets you are concerned about. Kingwood Service Association has regular meetings with all Houston city personnel, and HOA leaders, ask for a schedule and go, or ask for the agenda.

When damage like this happens, the HOAS/Trail probably have an insurance deductible to pay too, which is going to limit the budget more, which is usually extremely tight already.

You may want to call Eagle Springs, Fall Creek, etc. and ask what there HOA and Trail dues are annually to compare. If I recall, those neighborhoods also did not see a lot of damage.

Unless people are going to start a petition to raise the dues annually to cover costs to supplement Houston's mowing, the HOA hands are kind of tied. Then if the median covers several neighborhoods, you are faced with convincing all of those boards. If you want to petition Houston for more frequency that's an option too. Alternatively, you can ask that some of this be included in clean up costs by FEMA, so the Houston money can be used for increased frequency.

You can request access for your HOA books based on what your HOA contract states and see the numbers yourself. 

Bozworth --- 59 days ago -

Thank you. Just look at the way the median is kept from 494 all the way down Kingwood Drive compared to other subdivisions. It has nothing to do with the hurricane. It has been like this for a long time. But understand and I guess I just need to accept it will never be maintained like other subdivisions. I give up. 

Bozworth --- 59 days ago -

Thank you. Just look at the way the median is kept from 494 all the way down Kingwood Drive compared to other subdivisions. It has nothing to do with the hurricane. It has been like this for a long time. But understand and I guess I just need to accept it will never be maintained like other subdivisions. I give up. 

Tryingto --- 59 days ago -

They just updated the entrance with a new sign and plantings at 59. The medians along Kingwood across from Wendy's are always kept up and planted as are the ones across from the fire station. Then it is all tall trees, that are supposed to look woody and natural, not manicured, and boxy. Each neighborhood sign is HOA maintained and planted and they are as well. They have been adding all the sidewalks so a lot is torn up, and grass is removed. I work all over Houston and find the neighborhood noticeably calming and kept up. JMO. Fall Creek dues run from 1000-2000 annually and Eagle Springs is not much less. Kingwood is about half that. There are probably fewer houses, less acreage, and they are less than 10 years old in Eagle Springs and Fall Creek. So, not exactly apples to apples.

I also read that Kingwood drive is considered the 2nd worst street in Houston, and Northpark 5th so I think they are planning for road revision. I drive a lot and the 2nd worst street doesn't match what I notice, and bump along in the city, but that's the scoop. Nothing has been updated since 1970's. 

Joe Blow --- 58 days ago -

I wish the medians were mowed and maintained like other subdivisions. Please look at how Eagle Springs, Fall Creek, The Groves etc are maintained weekly.

Sad that Kingwood is not cared for like other subdivisions.?




More BULLS--T. Right now they're not good because we got more important things to work on. Are you aware that WE FLOODED?! 

andreweggplant --- 58 days ago -

More BULLS--T. Right now they're not good because we got more important things to work on. Are you aware that WE FLOODED?!?

Just an excuse. The medians have been well overgrown with all kinds of vines and youpon that are just suckers on all of the nice trees. The flooding didn"t help but the vines and nuisance vegetation has been getting worse and worse since Kingwood was annexed by the City of Houston. 

Tryingto --- 58 days ago -

The flooding didn"t help but the vines and nuisance vegetation has been getting worse and worse since Kingwood was annexed by the City of Houston.


Who maintained Kingwood drive before Houston? Harris County? KSA? Both?

I'd think FEMA could pick up the bill on cutting back, because I thought that vegetation causes the trees to weaken, and creates a hazardous situation during storms, increasing property damage and limiting access to the community.

If they are widening Kingwood Drive, the concrete won't need to be mowed. Welcome to the livable slab. 

witchywoman --- 58 days ago -

Alternatively, you can ask that some of this be included in clean up costs by FEMA, so the Houston money can be used for increased frequency.


In other words: cheat? 

Tryingto --- 57 days ago -

In other words: cheat?

No. the overgrowth kills and weakens trees, and when there is a hurricane they become wooden weapons. Not sure if you remember Ike. We couldn't get out of the neighborhood because of all the fallen trees. And all the neighbors with chain saws were cutting things back and off the road.

Fema is already going to pick up the stuff on the side of the road. You can't mow, when there is debris. If you don't ask, you don't get help. The mayor was very specific that FEMA needed to handle it. 

a5504295uu --- 56 days ago -

It isn't not about the grass! A tree branch took out my side-view mirrow because I drove too close to it in the left lane. We now have to drive way over into the other lane to avoid it. 

txwareagle --- 55 days ago -

A tree branch took out my side-view mirrow because I drove too close to it in the left lane

Hopefully you took action and reported it to HPD as a hazardous condition.

You should also drop a note to our city councilman. I have about issues, and he is quick to get a response. 

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