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The Woodlands Community Magazine is also posted on The Woodlands Township’s Web site. Visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov and click on the Magazine icon in the middle of the home page. In addition, many community events are posted on the Web site calendar; click on Upcoming Events on the right side of the home page. And for the latest news, click on The Woodlands Headlines.
If you believe you are not receiving the magazine, please contact The Woodlands Township and let us know at 281-210-3800, or use the Contact Us Form to send us your address and select the Community Relations option.
If you feel adversely impacted by a particular situation, the best thing to do is contact your neighbors directly. Texas law requires that the owners of land ensure that the placement of any improvement or landscaping does not halt or impede the flow of water or redirect it or increase the amount of water flowing off of or onto neighboring land. Enforcement of this requirement is by the neighboring landowners.
The Township election is a singularly important Township event, and it is the foremost duty of the Township to conduct the election fairly and impartially. The use of the Township logo in connection with a candidate’s campaign for election has potential for abuse, such as campaign correspondence, signage or a website of a candidate or supporter which appears to be on the letterhead of the Township or to carry some explicit or implicit endorsement by the Township of a candidate. Monitoring the proper use of the logo by a candidate or the candidate’s supporters would involve several difficult and costly tasks, including preparation of detailed rules and regulations relating to improper usage, followed by the chore of enforcing them.
Under the circumstances, the Township does not believe it is in the public interest, and cannot give consent, to the use of its logo by a candidate or a candidate's supporters or campaign in an election for a Township office.
When your regular service day follows the day of suspended service, put your trash out as usual. If it is not picked up that day, follow the procedure for a missed pickup. If service is suspended for more than one day, wait for your next service day and put out extra trash in bags as needed. No extra service tags are required in this case. Occasionally, severe weather follows a holiday schedule when pick up has already been pushed back a day. Trucks may not be able to catch up by Saturday evening. In that case, pull trash in on Sunday, and put it back out again on Monday when it should be picked up. You can call Waste Management at 800-800-5804 to confirm.
The Precinct 3 Citizens Collection Center is located at 1122 Pruitt Road. The hours are Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, please call 281-367-3444.
You may also apply online.
If you use a garden hose: Test your soil with a screwdriver blade. If it doesn’t go into the soil 6 to 8 inches it’s time to deeply water. Water pressure for the hose should be adjusted so the water doesn’t run off. Water closer to the trunk first and work your way out from there. Check every half hour until you know how long it takes for water to penetrate the soil to at least 6 to 8 inches deep. Once the screwdriver goes in at least 6 to 8 inches, note how long it took to water that spot. Keep moving the hose under that canopy of the tree until it is all watered. Repeat every week during a severe drought.
If you use a soaker hose: Soaker hoses work best for small to medium sided trees. It is a slow tree watering method. Test your soil with a screwdriver blade. If it doesn’t go in 6 to 8 inches into the soil it’s time to deeply water. On some soaker hoses, it can take four hours to put out one inch of water and eight hours for two inches of water. Put out 1 to 2 inches of water under the tree, start near the trunk. Make sure to at least water the entire area under the canopy. Repeat every week during a severe drought.
If you use a sprinkler: This is the fastest method to water your tree. Test your soil with a screwdriver blade. If it doesn’t go in 6 to 8 inches into the soil it’s time to deeply water. Put a can out under the sprinkler and water until there is 1 inch of water in the can. It will take about 30 minutes depending on your sprinkler. Check your container water levels every 15 minutes or so until you know how long it takes to put out 1 inch of water. Once you know how long it takes for your sprinkler to put out 1 inch, just set your timer and keep moving the sprinkler around under the canopy of the tree. Put 1 to 2 inches of water out in each spot. After a couple of hours, check how deep you have watered by pushing a screwdriver at least 6 to 8 inches deep into the soil. The blade will go in as far as water has penetrated. Water more if it doesn’t go in at least 6 to 8 inches deep. Repeat weekly in severe drought.
* Due to the large number of people in the pool at the Rob Fleming Aquatic Center it is not feasible to hold safety breaks in the allotted time, so Safety Breaks are not regularly conducted. Under the Lifeguard Program Coordinator’s direction, staff may occasionally call a break to conduct a safety check (similar to a fire drill).
The pool will reopen no more than 30 minutes after the last thunder or lightning occurrence. If the skies are clear immediately after the thunder is heard (blue overhead with a storm nearby), the pool will reopen in less time -- just 15 minutes after the last occurrence. In most cases patrons/guests will be allowed to remain on the deck while the storm passes. In extreme inclement weather (not including “shelter in place” orders) guests may be asked to entirely exit the facility for their own safety. These precautions are taken in accordance with American Red Cross lifeguard training procedures and follow guidelines set forth by the National Lightning Safety Institute.
If a patron has been at the pool for one (1) hour or less and still has their receipt, they can bring the receipt to a member of the Aquatics Leadership team at the pool. The Leadership will mark the receipt with a red “RAIN CHECK” stamp. Rain Check redemption procedures should be available at each pool. Leadership team members can answer any questions about Rain Checks.
Rain Checks are transferrable between all Village pools except Rob Fleming Aquatic Center. Rain Checks to the other 13 Village pools cannot be redeemed at Rob Fleming due to the difference in admission fees.
You will be asked to show proof of residency in one of The Woodlands’ villages in order to receive resident discounted rates.
Resident punch cards (white) are $30 for six entries to all Township pools except Rob Fleming Aquatic Center.
Rob Fleming Aquatic Center resident punch cards (gold) are $40 for six entries.
Rob Fleming Aquatic Center non-resident punch cards (blue) are $55 for six entries.
ROB FLEMING AQUATIC CENTER: The age requirements at Rob Fleming Aquatics Center are different than the other pools because it is a busier environment with more inherent risks to unsupervised young swimmers.
At Rob Fleming Aquatic Center, children must be at least 13 years old to come into the pool facility without an adult. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by someone at least 16 or older.
All facilities have at least four (4) certified lifeguards on duty, including the Aquatics Leadership representative at the desk.
Our larger pools have anywhere from seven to 18 lifeguards on duty, including the Aquatics Leadership representative(s).
We certify 60 of our guards annually in Waterfront Skills for open water swim events.
Rob Fleming Aquatics Center lifeguards also hold Waterpark certifications.
The Leadership at each facility completes Bloodborne Pathogens as well as Oxygen Administration training.
The most common occurrence is when a young swimmer has a brief nose bleed or minor ‘spit up’ event, and in those cases the chemicals already in the water will safely handle any reasonable exposure risks. If chemical levels are in question at all, the pool will be cleared.
In more extreme cases, the pool may be closed for 30 to 120 minutes while chemical adjustments are made and clean-up undertaken. The length of time depends on the chlorine residual in the water at the time of the incident.
In rare cases, the incident may cause the pool to be closed for the remainder of the day and possibly into the following day. The dangers of chlorine-resistant bacterial contamination take up to 13 hours to safely treat and may require further time afterward to completely clean-up.
To reserve your kit, please contact The Woodlands Neighborhood Services Department at 281-210-3800.
If you own property in Montgomery County, the Township property tax will be included on the Montgomery County Tax Assessor-Collector annual property tax bill. If you own property in Harris County, the Montgomery County Tax Assessor-Collector will send a separate bill for the Township property tax.
Your ad valorem property tax pays for many essential needs in The Woodlands including the fire department, public safety services, parks, pathways, trash collection, economic development and a number of other items. This current rate was set at 31.73 cents per $100 of assessed value. 2013 Budget
Town Center Improvement District changed its name to The Woodlands Township, and the Community Associations entered into an agreement that would transfer services and operations to the Township. This created one entity to provide most municipal-type services. Community Associations’ property assessments were replaced with the ad valorem property tax, which will be tax-deductible on federal tax returns, in 2010.
In 1999, an agreement was signed that in essence put a moratorium on the ability for Houston to annex The Woodlands and on the ability for The Woodlands to incorporate.
In late 2007, The Woodlands Township signed an agreement with the City of Houston, as well as the City of Conroe, that will allow The Woodlands to contribute to projects of regional and mutual benefit (such as better access to the Houston Medical Center or extending the Hardy Toll Road) in exchange for those cities releasing The Woodlands from potential annexation for a period of 50 years. This agreement gives The Woodlands freedom to determine its future governance once the moratorium agreement expires. Based on legal requirements related to these agreements, the earliest date that an election could be held to determine whether or not The Woodlands residents choose to become a city is May 2014.
In August 2012, The Woodlands Township Board of Directors adopted Resolution 011-12 related to the recent 18-month governance study and community outreach efforts. The resolution states that an incorporation election will be deferred indefinitely. For more detailed information, visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/governance.
While The Woodlands Township considers the village associations to be an integral part of the community, they are not part of the Township governmental body. The village associations are fully separate and independent organizations. Through the transition agreement, the Township committed to continuing to provide liaisons to the Village Associations as well as election support and funding, which is formalized in an annual service agreement with each of the individual village associations. It is only through the annual service agreement that the Township has a legal relationship to each of the individual village associations.