Mill Village Association Newsletter
August 22, 2008
Please consider organizing your block for the Cul-de-sac
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
Pass It On: If you find this newsletter of value,
please pass it on to your friends and neighbors.
At the conclusion of the June 24th Park Watch Meeting
held at Sawmill Park, the Parks and Recreation Department,
in conjunction with other Community Association of The
Woodlands Departments, worked to address the following
issues: safety and security, especially on Sunday afternoon/evening,
signage, trimming and pruning selected areas, and inspection
of light timers.
Most, if not all, of the park maintenance items
were rectified in the first two weeks after the meeting.
In regards to the safety and security of the park
and park visitors, the Parks and Recreation Department
worked with Park Rangers and Montgomery County
Sheriffs Deputies to increase patrols. Patrols
were made at higher frequencies than an average village
park with special attention being paid to Sunday afternoon
and evening. In addition, several staff members
visited the park on the weekends to gather information
on how the park was being used. Overall, these
patrols revealed normal or typical park use, with
no outstanding park policy violations. For the
next few months we shall continue higher than normal
Park Ranger patrols, especially on Sunday to monitor
If there are every any questions or if there is any
way that the Parks and Recreation Department can be
of assistance please do not hesitate to contact them.
If residents identify issues at the park, they can
call 281-210-3900. This number is answered 24/7.
Traffic Safety Guidelines for Lamar Elementary
Mary Jane Kirbo, the principal of Lamar Elementary School
and her PTO president, Amy Halsey, met with concerned
mothers and residents of the Glen Mill subdivision,
along with representatives from CISD police,
Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner'sOffice,
Grogan's Mill Village Association Board, and The
Woodlands Community Association to discuss traffic
safety at the school for the upcoming school year.
Votes to Support the Farmer's Market
The Woodlands Community Association voted to approve
financial support to help sustain and grow the Farmer's
Market for our community.
an Astros Game with the GMVA
On Saturday, September 13, GMVA along with other
Village Associations, will be providing a bus to take
GMV residents to the Astro's night game (6pm)
against the Chicago Cubs. Tickets are priced
at $13; the bus is free. This year the GMV bus will
be shared with Panther Creek Village and will leave
from the Panther Creek Village Center at 4:30 pm.
Because we will only have 28 tickets available they
will go fast. Contact Joe Giovanniello at (281)
363-2698 to get your tickets.
Woodlands Fall Flea Market - GM Needs Volunteers
Tickets for booth spaces will go on sale Saturday, September
20, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., near Randall's Supermarket
in the Panther Creek Village Center. Any booth
tickets remaining after that date will be available
at the Community Associations Building, 2201 Lake Woodlands
Drive. Booth prices are $50 for residents, $75
for non-residents and $100 for Commercial sellers.
The Woodlands Fall Flea Market will be Saturday, October
11, 7:00-10:00 a.m., at the Town Center Parking Garage.
Grogan's Mill needs 16 volunteers, 11 on the
4:30 a.m - 8 a.m. shift and 5 on the 8 a.m -11:30
shift. Anyone willing to volunteer, please contact
Virginia Dellinger at email@example.com
Bonus: The volunteers on the early shift get
first chance to view and buy the items for sale before
the masses of buyers enter the garage!!
Lock Your Vehicle
Burglaries of unoccupied vehicles have increased significantly
in Grogan's Mill last month. In all instances, the
cars were unlocked. This is a crime of opportunity
that can be avoided by locking cars at all times, even
if they are in a resident's driveway.
Mill Sign at High Oaks and Sawdust
The sign has been ordered but the contractor has not
delivered as timely as agreed. The Parks Department
is aggressively following up with the contractor.
We will continue to report on this situation.
The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N. Events
Walk-in-the-Woods will be Thursday,
September 11, 2008 at 7:30pm at
L.G.I. Hall of McCullough Junior High School, 3800 S.
Panther Creek Dr., The Woodlands. The
topic is How to Reduce the Size of Your Lawn With
Brenda Beust Smith, The Lazy Gardener Author and
Columnist for Houston Chronicle
Green Investing at 7pm, Monday,
Sept 15th, at the Shenandoah City Hall complex, 29955 I-45
North with Ann Baker Ronn and Stephanie Edwards-Musa.
Get up to date on trends in green and socially
responsible investing, including stocks, alternative
investments, and real estate.
Market Will Return for a Fall Season
The Grogan's Mill Village Association thanks
all of the loyal supporters of our first Grogan's
Mill Farmer's Market that just concluded the Spring
We will be returning in the Fall, in our same location,
starting on Saturday, October 4th and running for
the next 10 weeks, ending on Saturday, December 6th.
Hours will remain 8 AM to 12 Noon.
Again, we appreciate all of you coming out to
our initial Farmer's Market and look forward
to seeing you again in the Fall.
National Night Out is scheduled for Tuesday, October
7th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Grogan's Mill Village
Center. There will be ID the Burglar Contest,
Refreshments, Drawing for Prizes and Giveaways as well
as Public Safety personnel and community leaders present.
Please join us for National Night Out
Us What You Want to See
WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE IN OUR NEWSLETTER
AND ON OUR WEB SITE. Please let us know what you want
to see in the newsletter. List of resident recommended
service providers, invitations to join food
co-ops, help wanted ads, lists of baby sitters recommended
by residents, comments on the political situation in
the Woodlands. Would you like to meet the store owners
and managers at the shopping center? Let us know by
sending your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Grogan's Mill we have over 200 cul-de-sacs. A
few of them are known as super cul-de-sacs, which are
generally found at the entrance to subdivisions and
are maintained by the Community Association from your
assessment dollars. The vast majority, such as
those found at the end of streets, have been deeded
to the county as part of the right-of-way, and are not
maintained unless it is by the home owners on the street.
While some of these cul-de-sacs are well maintained
most are neglected and do nothing to improve home values
- these are the ORPHANS.
The Grogan's Mill Village Association is asking
residents to take action and get involved in long-term cul-de-sac maintenance
programs. The association has established a Cul-De-Sac
Revitalization Contest which will start this year
and culminate in 2009. A prize of $100.00 will be
awarded to the winning cul-de-sac. An entry form and
brief guidelines for the contest are posted on the
. After an entry form is received the
applicant will be contacted by a GMVA Representative
to arrange a
If you have any ideas or questions about this project
please submit them by email to: email@example.com or
submit them by mail to GMVA, PO Box 7522, The Woodlands,
GMVA would like to compile a list of infrastructure
problems in Grogan's Mill.
We need your eyes and ears to help us, though.
If you see something broken in your neighborhood, such
as a broken curb, broken sign, broken mailbox, etc.,
please contact any Board
member or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will be helping out your entire village with just
a few sentences.
The Woodlands Community Association has approved
a resolution asking the HGAC to fund a study to determine
if residents would use trolleys from the Village Centers and
incorporate the 160 mile pedestrian and bicycle system
into an expanded transit system.
The GMVA would like to hear your thoughts on this
so that we may report to the WCA, resident's reaction
to this proposal. Please e-mail us your thoughts
Salon August Specials
Kid's wet cut - $12.00 (12 yrs & younger)
Perm & Haircut Combo - $10.00 OFF - Starts @ $80.00
less $10.00 = $70.00 (short hair), style not included
- (long and thick hair - extra)
T ZONE HIGHLIGHT - $65.00 - (1 color = 10 foils)
includes haircut and blowdry
SHIVA Products - 20% Off - including Tourmaline
Flat Iron Pro - reg. price $84.00
EXPERIENCED HAIR STYLIST NEEDED - COMMISIONS OR
We at the GMVA would like to provide information that
may be useful to our residents. Joy Powell highly
recommends Village Nails in the Grogan's Mill shopping
center. If you have something great to say about a Grogan's
Mill business, please
let us know so we can share with other residents.
"I have been going to Village Nails for the
last two years - the staff is so friendly, does a
good job, and is even there on Sundays. Men
as well as women use their wonderful services.
I really think they are much needed tenant in that
shopping center and highly recommend them."