First Montrose Commons
NOTICE – THE DATE FOR BOARD ELECTIONS FOR THE CIVIC ASSOCIATION OF THE FIRST MONTROSE COMMONS HAS CHANGED TO
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2018 (7:00-8:00pm)
In order to avoid a conflict with Thanksgiving week.
First Montrose Commons is NOW seeking Qualified Candidates to run for all Board Positions. Interested persons who are Paid Residential Members in Good Standing should contact the Nominating Committee via the link to the left immediately.
WE NEED CANDIDATES TO RUN FOR FMC BOARD POSITIONS for 2019 NOW
The FMC Board comprises 5 Officers and 4 Directors:
Officers: President; Vice-President; Secretary; Treasurer; and Historian
Directors: Dir. of Activities; Dir. of Communications; Dir. of Membership; and Dir. of Security
You must be a Residential Member of FMC whose 2018 dues were paid on or before September 14, 2018 to run for a position on the 2019 Board.
Several 2018 Board Members have indicated they will not seek re-election for 2019 – Treasurer; Director of Activities; others have indicated they would like to mentor future candidates for their position to ease transition: Secretary
Persons interested in running for a position on the 2019 Board of Directors should immediately contact the Nominating Committee by clicking the link to the LEFT on the MENU. Descriptions of the duties of each position are available in the Bylaws (click the Bylaws link to the LEFT).
Your Neighborhood Association depends on
Running STOP SIGNS in FMC
WILL GET YOU A TICKET!
October 10, 2018– Following complaints about large trucks running stop signs, HPD Truck Enforcement Division has begun DAILY PATROLS in FMC to ENFORCE ALL TRAFFIC REGULATIONS. This enforcement action is likely to last throughout the month, and officers WILL ISSUE CITATIONS FOR ANY VIOLATIONS (cars included!)
Running a stop sign is is not only dangerous, it’s costly – $235
If you’re also speeding when the workers are present you can add another $235-295 to that!
Mayor Turner’s District C Townhall Sept 6
Be sure to watch this highly informative video of the Mayor’s Townhall to learn the consequences of Proposition A and Proposition B on the November Ballot. Houston’s financial future and our safety depend on how YOU VOTE!
WARNING! NEW NO PARKING ZONES & BUS ZONES ALONG STANFORD and GREELEY ST.
LOOK CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU PARK TO AVOID BEING TOWED
NEW DETOURS TO BE POSTED FOR ALL OF JACK ST – FOLLOW SIGNS CLOSELY TO AVOID TICKETS & CONFLICTS WITH CEMENT TRUCKS
NEW Requirements for Submitting Certificate of Appropriateness Applications
As of July 2, 2018, all Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) Applications must be submitted through the Historic Preservation Tracker online.
DETOURS AND TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS WILL BE IN EFFECT ON JACK ST THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS – PLEASE USE ANOTHER NORTH-SOUTH ROUTE (STANFORD IS OPEN)
PLEASE BE MINDFUL in street parking to OBSERVE PARKING REGULATIONS AND SIGNS – Parking Management patrols FMC daily writing tickets for violations.
Your Neighborhood Association depends on Your Support
Please take just a moment to join or renew your support for one of the most cost-effective Civic Associations in Houston – First Montrose Commons. We’ve been working to improve our unique neighborhood for more than 24 years, while keeping our Resident Member Dues the lowest of any active Civic Association – just $10 per person per year.
You can join or renew online using the NEW PayPal links to the right. (click on the PayPal Logo box) Please remember to provide us with your street address and the emails of each person joining. (You don’t have to have a PayPal account to use these links, you can join or renew as a guest and pay using your credit or debit card.)
We meet the Third TUESDAY of each month, except April, October & December – check the website for the meeting location.
Help us keep improving the best urban neighborhood in Houston! Thanks for your support!
If we want more Houston Police Department Patrols in FMC, then we must provide documentation of the need for them – we must REPORT EVERY SUSPICIOUS PERSON AND EVERY CRIMINAL ACT by using HPD’s established methods for doing so:
NONEMERGENCY CALLS (illegally parked cars, abandoned cars, suspicious persons, etc.) 713-884-3131
NO DOPE HOTLINE (report activity suspected to involve the solicitation of, sales of, consumption of, or purchase of illegal substances) 713-466-3673
Please be especially careful when parking your vehicles on the street during construction. Cars left more than 24 hours are subject to ticketing and towing (STATE LAW), and provide a powerful magnet for car burglars looking to find a quick bit to steal and sell. Remember, the criminals ARE PATROLLING OUR STREETS.
Remember, HPD is severely understaffed, so allocation of Police Patrols is Data Driven!
This means that if you want more HPD patrol coverage you MUST REPORT EVERY CRIME, every incident of suspicious persons or drug offense EVERY TIME. Lt. Davis reports that officers are now regularly pulled from one patrol or beat to another which has more data supporting the need for patrols. If you don’t report, HPD thinks you don’t need patrols. Click Here to download our new HPD Quick Contacts & Resources Card which you can use to help you report suspicious or criminal activities.
You should also be aware that parking illegally, especially including leaving a vehicle parked longer than 24 hours on street, gets the attention of both criminals and patrolling officers. Is it really worth the hassle?
Look before you park to avoid being towed!
AVOID PARKING OR DRIVING IN BLOCKS WHERE YOU SEE CREWS WORKING IN THE ROADWAY. DOING SO IS RISKY – both to your vehicle and to the workers.
FMC Construction Committee Meets with Contractors monthly to address neighborhood concerns
August 11, 2017 – The monthly construction progress meetings among the contractors, supervisors, COH, and FMC continue. We regularly address issues such as tree protection, debris removal, street and traffic safety, and construction staging at these meetings.
FMC Residents and Businesses with concerns or issues are strongly urged to attend our regular monthly FMC meetings for updates. If you have an issue which cannot wait until the next FMC meeting, please email Jeff Griffis – Project Supervising Engineer (download the project hang tag from the link in right column) and copy FMC President so we can address your concern.
Everyone who LIVES, OWNS PROPERTY, or RUNS A BUSINESS in the area shown above is strongly encouraged to
JOIN the First Montrose Commons Neighborhood Association. Your ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP supports our efforts to preserve and improve our historic neighborhood.
Individual membership cost just $10.
Commercial memberships are available beginning at $50.
This page will serve as our temporary home page throughout construction of NSR467. Our original home page is now available via the “WELCOME” menu selection. The PHASE – as indicated on the map above – will be updated and listed in the corresponding color code as construction advances.