News from Grogan's Mill Village Association
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Grogan's Mill Village Association Newsletter October 25, 2006
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in this issue
-- Sue Masters, former Secretary of the GMVA, died on Oct 16th
-- At the Next GMVA Meeting Meet the New Village Manager
-- TxDOT Met with Glen Mill Residents about the Proposed Noise Wall
-- Election Information for Local Races and Sample Ballot
-- Montgomery College Sets up Focus Group to Work with Grogan's Mill Village Shopping Center

Greetings!

We would like to welcome all of the new subscribers to this newsletter.

We are interested in your concerns and comments. Please let us know what we should do to make Grogan's Mill a more vibrant community. Send your comments to: suggestions@grogansmillvillage.com.

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Sue Masters, former Secretary of the GMVA, died on Oct 16th
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Sue Masters Sue Masters was a GMVA member for several years and served as Secretary for the Association from 2002 to 2003. She died of an infection while she was undergoing chemotherapy.

A memorial service was held for her at Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church on Oct 20th that was attended by her many friends and family. The community will miss her and wishes her husband John, who shared so much with her, its deepest condolences.


At the Next GMVA Meeting Meet the New Village Manager
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At our next meeting on November 20, Keith Weaver, our Village Manager for many years, will explain his new job as Property Rehabilitation Manager.

His duties will include:

  • Locating and coordinating volunteers to aid in maintenance and repair work at eligible properties (as determined by the volunteer group & Covenants Dept.)
  • Locating and coordinating public & private grant funds for rehab of eligible properties (as determined by the Grantor)
  • Working with vacant properties throughout The Woodlands to coordinate timely maintenance and resolution of Covenant violations
  • Producing new Neighborhood Criteria and updating existing Neighborhood Criteria as directed.

Our new village manager, Devon Jorden will be introduced and explain his goals for the village.

GMVA Meeting Agenda


TxDOT Met with Glen Mill Residents about the Proposed Noise Wall
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Sound Wall Meeting with TxDOT On October 17, Dr. Stan Cooper, environmental engineer for TxDOT met with about 70 residents of Glen Mill at Lamar Elementary School. After explaining the proposed wall and its proposed location, which would now be inside the property line of the home owners, he asked the residents on whose property the wall would be built to provide him with their vote on whether they wanted the wall or not. A majority of residents appeared to want the wall but there were at least four who did not.

Since the wall will not be built on the property of the residents who do not want the wall, TxDOT will do an evaluation to see who wants the wall and whether it is still economically efficient. Residents of Glen Mill who want more information or ballots should contact Jim Upham, who is the GMVA's noise wall coordinator. His email address is jupham@houst on.rr.com.

The GMVA Web site contains all the press reports on the meeting.

Read more...


Election Information for Local Races and Sample Ballot
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On our Web site we have started collecting information you need for the current election. We have focused on the local races where there is less information generally available. In particular, we have information on the North Harris Montgomery County College District candidates and issues.

We offered all candidates the opportunity to share information about them and their campaign and have received it from some. We have collected the newspaper articles on the races (click on the position number). You are being asked to vote on a $249 million dollar bond issue and three board of trustee positions. Links at our site will take you to anything you want to know.

Election Information


Montgomery College Sets up Focus Group to Work with Grogan's Mill Village Shopping Center
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Eleven students, with Tim Steinke as project manager, have started working on marketing plans to help revitalize the GM shopping center. They have divided into three groups that will look at marketing/business plans, do consumer research (if you get a call or an email please respond), and community relations.

The students are working under the guidance of Dick Sharman, a professor at the college, who is also a GM resident.

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Quick Links...
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Our Website
Glen Mill Sound Wall

Wal-Mart on Sawdust

WAC and GM Shopping Center

Election Information


Contact Information
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