City Facility and Pool Opening Update - As of June 2, 2020
As Governor Abbott, recently implemented Phase II of his plan to open Texas, the City of Southside Place facilities will aslo phase the reopening guidelines. Although most city facilities have continued to provide services, some physical locations have been closed to the public.
The initial decision to close the City’s facilities to the public was consistent with the practices and recommendations of healthcare professionals and other local/state agencies.
During the most recent city council meetings, city council and staff members discussed a reopening plan for the community pool and city hall. Some facilities will continue to remain closed per state and Center for Disease Control guidelines.
- City Hall opened Monday, June 1 to the public. Residents are still encouraged to use the drop box for utility and other payments. The lobby will be limited to four individuals with the building permit, utility, and municipal court window available for city business. Social distancing will be observed.
- The pool is scheduled to open for residential season pass holders beginning the weekend of June 6-7 from 12PM - 7PM with limited capacity per state orders. The pool reservation process for swim sessions during the initial weekend opening along with pool guidelines can be found on the Pool Page here. We are excited for the summer season and ask that residents remember to follow CDC guidelines while enjoying the facility.
- The swim league recently cancelled the swim team season. We are planning ahead and look forward to an exciting season and return in 2021.
- Fire Truck Park and the basketball courts remain closed per county orders.
- Tennis courts reopened on May 1 with new lighting and court surface.
- Southside Place summer camp sessions have been cancelled at the clubhouse. Both social distancing requirements and how our wonderful camp is structured each year did not allow for 2020 sessions.
- The next City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 9 at 7PM by telephone. Wednesday recycling collection to include pick-up only of labels #1 and #2 will be discussed along with a review of the pool opening weekend. Public comments are always welcome and encouraged.
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Governor Order to Re-Open Texas
On April 27 Governor Abbott issued an Executive Order to outline the plan to re-open identified services in the state of Texas.
On May 18 Governor Abbott announced Phase Two of the Open Texas Plan including information on summer camps, youth sports and updates on opening gyms and offices.
State and Local Disaster Declarations
Harris County Orders
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City Events/Programs Cancellations and Closures
Please follow these links for updated information on City of Southside Place events or program cancellations and postponements due to health and safety precautions.
Effective March 17, 2020 the Clubhouse has temporarily closed and all activities are suspended in effort to protect the public and limit the spread of COVID-19.
Renters will be refunded in full. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 832-509-4642 or check the website for updated information. No new reservations will be accepted or approved until after May 30th.
Effective May 11, 2020 the Southside Place City Pool is open for lap swimming. The pool is scheduled to open for residential season pass holders beginning the weekend of June 6-7 from 12PM - 7PM with limited capacity per state orders. Please visit the Pool page for details on the pool reservation process and guidelines.
As of May 1, 2020 the tennis courts will be re-opened. The playground, pavilion, and basketball court will remain closed until further notice per county orders.
Annual Garden Party -Postponed
Swim Team - Cancelled - See the Swim Team page for more information
Summer Camp - Cancelled - See the Summer Camp page for more information
Heavy Trash and Shred-It - Rescheduled for August 8
We urge you to visit the CDC's website for the most current information on COVID-19.
City Hall opened Monday, June 1 to the public. Residents are still encouraged to use the drop box for utility and other payments. The lobby will be limited to four individuals with window available for city business. Social distancing will be observed.
Harris County Judge Issues Order Relating to COVID-19
Judge Hidalgo has ordered that effective from 8:00 AM on March 17, 2020 (unless terminated or modified by an earlier order) restaurants with or without drive-in or drive-through services may only provide take out, delivery, or drive-through services as allowed by law.
Please see the attached order here.
Nationwide Fraud Alert - COVID-19
As our nation comes together to battle the Coronavirus (COVID-19), there are some who have seized the opportunity to prey on American consumers. These schemers are posing as local or federal government officials on phone calls and test messages - asking victims for personal information, and at times, access to bank funds. It is unacceptable that these criminals are trying to take advantage of the American people during such a vulnerable time.
To help individuals protect themselves against these criminals, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released information on current Coronavirus scam campaigns, which can be found here.
The FCC also offers the below tips:
- Do not respond to calls or texts from unknown numbers, or any others that appear suspicius.
- Never share your personal or financial information via email, text messages, or over the phone.
- Be cautious if you're being pressured to share any information or make a payment immediately.
- Scammers often spoof phone numbers to trick you into answering or responding. Remember that government agencies will never all you to ask for personal information or money.
- Do not click any links in text messages. If a friend send you a text with a suspicious link that seems out of character, cal them to make sure they weren't hacked.
- Always check on a charity (for example, by calling or looking at its actual website) before donating.
As always, if you need to speak to an officer with the Southside Place Police Department, please don't hesitate to call 713-668-2341.
Local Business Resources
Small Business Association Disaster Loan Assistance
The Small Business Association (SBA) has designated COVID-19 as a qualifying event for the provision of Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for businesses and private non-profits in affected communities that have sustained substantial economic injury. This is triggered when a business is unable to meet its obligations and to pay it’s ordinary and necessary operating expenses. EIDLs provide the necessary working capital to help small businesses survive until normal operations resume after a disaster. To apply for the Small Business Association Disaster Loan Program or for additional resources for small businesses please see the links below.
We have posted some information about COVID-19 and will keep it updated. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions about coronavirus in the links below.
Harris County COVID-19 Testing Sites and Self-Assessment Tool
If you believe you have symptoms of COVID-19, please visit the Ready Harris website and complete the online self-assessment. If you qualify for testing, you will receive a code and be directed to the nearest Harris County testing facility.
2020 Season Pass Now Available
Southside Place citizens may apply to the city for a Season Pass. A Season Pass costs $450 annually per family. A season pass fee for Over 65 year old residents is $250 in 2020. Season Pass holder families in good standing get expanded access to the Southside Place Park and recreation facilities (tennis courts and pool) and discounts on rentals of the clubhouse, pool, and pavilion. The City will issue magnetic identification cards to Season Pass holders, which are required to gain free entry into the pool area and authorized entry to the tennis courts. Follow the link below to apply for a Season Pass online or print the application provided below and deliver the payment to City Hall. Season Passes are good for the calendar year 2019 (January - December), not a year from the date of purchase. *As of January 1, 2020 there will be a 3.5% convenience fee for all online payments.*
Season Pass Application - Printable
Season Pass Online Application
Heavy Trash/Shred-It - Rescheduled for August 8, 2020
Heavy Trash/Shred-It has been rescheduled for August 8, 2020. Household hazardous collection will also take place. Pick-up begins at 8AM. Shred-It collection will take place in the Town Center parking lot from 9AM to 12PM. Please place paint or other household hazardous items on the curb.
New Recycling Guidelines in Southside Place
Recently, the Waste Management Recycling Division visited city hall about new recycling guidelines. Waste Management no longer accepts plastic bags, styrofoam, or any food waste. Please sort plastic bags and styrofoam out of your recycles and wash all food waste from containers. Please contact Steve Kenney, Public Works Director with any questions or comments by email or by phone at 713-668-2341.
Texas Water Development Board - Flood Stakeholder Workshops
The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has added a fourteenth workshop to its roster of flood outreach meetings around the state. The meeting will be held at Houston City Hall on Friday, August 23, at 9:30 a.m.
Southside Place 2018 Water Report
The 2018 Southside Place Drinking Water Report is available at City Hall and on the website. Southside Place purchases 80% of its drinking water from the City of Houston.
Poor Farm Ditch Presentation and City Drainage News
A Poor Farm Ditch presentation by the Flood Control District is available on the city website and at City Hall. Southside Place has submitted over $8 Million to the Texas Department of Emergency Management in drainage application funding requests for Edloe, Auden, and Harper Streets. Proposed projects are being reviewed by the state agency at this time. Comments and questions are welcome by email or phone at 713-668-2341.
Sign Up with HCFCD to Receive Customizable Water Level and Rainfall Alerts
Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) has announced enhancements to their website to provide residents the option to receive automated alerts regarding water levels and rainfall via text message, email, or both.
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Sat, Jun 13Movie Night in the Park Save the Date! Join your friends and neighbors for a fun family movie night in the park. Movie and time TBD. In the event of inclement weather the viewing will be moved inside the clubhouse.
Sat, Aug 8Heavy Trash/Shred-It Heavy Trash/Shred-It has been rescheduled for August 8, 2020. Household hazardous collection will also take place. Pick-up begins at 8AM. Shred-It collection will take place in the Town Center parking lot from 9AM to 12PM. Please place paint or other household hazardous items on the curb.