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Greatwood News

October 4th, 2018|

Greatwood Holiday Delight Event

Greatwood’s Holiday Delight event will be Saturday, December 15 from 11am – 4pm at Rec 1. We will have snow, snow slide, hay rides, fire truck, DJ and food trucks. Bring the family out for a day of fun! Hope to see everyone there!

October 1st, 2018|

Increase in Littering

Greatwood is a lovely area to live in! Beautiful homes, trees, grounds and amenities all contribute to its beauty.

Lately, residents have noticed an increase in littering. Trash, cans, bottles and other debris are being left near monument signs, on the side of the road, etc. Please remember to dispose of litter in a proper trash receptacle. Remind any of your work crews as well. If we all work together, Greatwood will continue to be the beautiful place it is now. Thanks for your help!

September 14th, 2018|

Sugar Land Resident Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Sugar Land, TX – The Fort Bend County Health and Human Services Department notified Dr. Joe Anzaldua — who serves as the city’s medical director and health authority — that a person who lives in Sugar Land recently tested positive for West Nile Virus at a local hospital.         

Due to HIPAA considerations, additional details are not available, including where the adult was exposed to West Nile.

As a precautionary measure, the city will increase mosquito spraying to twice per week citywide and will continue working closely with the Texas Department of State Health Services to trap and test mosquitos for the presence of the West Nile virus. The traps supplement the city’s larvicide and mosquito spraying operations.

No mosquitos have tested positive for West Nile Virus since the week of Aug. 10.

Humans can contract West Nile virus from a mosquito bite. Infected mosquitoes get the virus from feeding on infected birds. The virus can cause serious illness or death.  

Anzaldua urges residents to take precautions to reduce West Nile exposure.

“Residents should use insect repellent whenever they are outdoors and avoid going outside at dusk and dawn,” said Anzaldua.  “People over 50 years old and those with compromised immune systems are at a higher risk of becoming seriously ill if infected with the virus.  If people have symptoms that cause them concern, they should contact their healthcare provider immediately.”

There are no medications to treat or vaccines to prevent West Nile virus infection. Symptoms may include a stiff neck, vision problems, body tremors, mental confusion, memory loss and seizures. The milder form of the illness is West Nile Fever. Symptoms may include fever, headache, muscle and bone aches, nausea and drowsiness. People with the milder form of the illness typically recover on their own, although symptoms may last for several weeks. Up to 80 percent of people infected with West Nile virus will have no symptoms and will recover on their own.  Anyone with questions or concerns should contact their doctor.

The Texas Department of State Health Services recommends practicing the “Four Ds” as precautionary measures:

  • Use insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
  • Dress in long sleeves and long pants when you are outside.
  • Stay indoors at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
  • Drain standing water where mosquitoes breed. Common breeding sites include old tires, flowerpots and clogged rain gutters.

It’s also important for residents to eliminate standing water around their homes, an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes.  Learn more using the city’s interactive tool at http://webtools.sugarlandtx.gov/sl/epub/fightthebite/index.html.  

For more information, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/fightthebite.  

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September 11th, 2018|

Contact Information During a Holiday or on Weekends

REMINDER:

If there is a problem in the neighborhood during a holiday or on the weekend, please contact the HCM Management Company at 832-864-1200. They will handle the emergency (such as sprinklers, fallen trees, etc.). There is an On-Call manager available that will notify the correct party during that emergency. Of course, fire or criminal activity should be reported via 911.

Normal business questions regarding (accounting, etc.) should be directed to the same number during normal business hours. The On-Site office can also answer questions during normal business hours. Call 281-545-1134.

August 24th, 2017|

Sugar Land Emergency Notification System

Residents of the Greatwood community may sign up for the City of Sugar Land’s Emergency Notification System by using the following link: http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/emergency. This system allows the city to communicate with residents via public telephone networks, text messages, as well as email.

Pools

June 20th, 2018|

Pool #1 Closed Friday

Note: Pools 1 and 3 are closed for the winter season. Will re-open in May.

Pool 2 is open from 6 am – 5 pm for lap swimming only. Closed on Tuesday.

June 18th, 2018|

Pool #1 Closed Tuesday

Due to a scheduling conflict, Pool #1 will be closed on Tuesday, June 19th for a private event. Pool #2 will be open on that day for all residents.

May 9th, 2018|

2018 Pool Rules

This pool is for the use of residents of the Greatwood Community Association only. A resident must accompany their guests at all times. 2 guests per household card allowed.

1. Lifeguards have the authority to remove anyone disobeying of endangering their self or another person. Lifeguards have the authority to suspend the offender and follow Greatwood’s Disciplinary Guidelines.

2. Lifeguards have the authority to impose additional rules to ensure the safety and enjoyment of residents.

3. A card key is required for entry.

4. Residents are responsible for anyone they let in the gate. Be careful!

5. Any children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or person 18 years or older unless they pass a Swim Competency Test. Once the Swim Competency Test has been passed, a child 12 years or younger may be accompanied by a individual 16 years or older.

6. Lifeguards are not responsible for the baby pool – use at your own risk. Only supervised children 5 years of age or younger may use the baby pool.

7. No disposable diapers are allowed in the pool. Swimming diapers must be used on all infants in diapers.

8. No diving in water less than 6 feet in depth.

9. Running, roughhousing, abusive and foul language, firearms, gum or smoking are use of tobacco products is prohibited.

10. Please stay off all safety and lap lane ropes.

11. Glass containers, consumption of alcoholic beverages, loud music, pets, and use of skateboards, rollerblades or bicycles are prohibited.

12. Toys, squirt guns and flotation devices designed for pool use are allowed. Playing on rafts and large floats are allowed as long as it is done away from the sides and steps of the pool and the pool is not crowded. Lifeguards have the authority to remove toys and flotation devices if they are miss-used or determine the pool is too crowded.

13. Having food at the pool is a privilege. Food is not allowed in the swimming pool. Clean up after yourself, failure to do so could result in suspension of this privilege.

14. Weather Policy: At first sight of lightning or sound of thunder, the pool will be closed a minimum of 15 minutes. Lifeguards may close the pool for additional periods of 5 to 15 minutes if the weather conditions are still unfavorable. All swimmers must exit the pool area.

15. Human Waste Policy: If human waste in found in the pool, the pool will be closed for 2 to 8 hours depending on the severity of the condition. Lifeguards will clean and chlorinate the pool during the closing.

16. Lap Lane Policy: The lap lane is available on a first come first serve basis. Swimmers should decide on the swimming pattern they will use. Crossing the lap lane while it is in use is prohibited.

April 6th, 2018|

Early Morning Swim

Early morning swim will begin at Pool 2 on Monday, April 9. If you wish to participate, you must come to the office to sign a 2018 release form. The lockbox code has changed therefore, the code will be provided when you sign your new form.

Early morning swim is every day with the exception of Tuesdays, from 6am – 10am.

October 9th, 2017|

Early morning swim is now lap lane swim only. The swim season for lap lane swim has been extended to all year use from the hours of 7am to 5pm. Please note all swimmers must sign a waiver if you have not done so already, no one under the age of 18 is permitted without a parent. There will be no life Guard on duty during this time.

Update on Early Morning Swim

September 20th, 2017|

Early Morning Swim at Pool 2 has been extend to September 30th.

September 6th, 2017|

Early morning swim will resume at pool 2 beginning today, September 6. The hours will be 7am – 11am during the week, it will still be closed on Tuesdays.

September 1st, 2017|

In order to bring back some kind of normalcy for our residents, we will open Pool 3 tomorrow, September 2, at its normal time. It will be open for the weekend and Labor Day.

Pool 1 and pool 2 will remain closed including early morning swim until further notice.

We hope that all of our residents made it through Hurricane Harvey safe!

August 8th, 2017|

Annexation Open Houses

  1. Monday, September 18, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd.
  2. Monday, September 25, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd.
Residents will be able to attend either event date, and city staff will present information regarding city services such as trash and recycling, utility billing (rate changes and billing dates), property tax, police and fire services, and 311 Sugar Land, the city’s new customer service program. There will also be time after the presentation for residents to speak with staff on hand and ask any outstanding questions they may have.