Block Party Trailer Program Launched in Sugar Land
Residents now have access to a trailer full of supplies to make hosting a neighborhood block party easy and enjoyable. “The Sugar Cube,” a block party trailer intended to help foster neighborhood relationships, was created foster neighborhood relationships and as a result of a efforts to streamline the city’s special events offerings and avoid duplication of effort by leveraging existing event opportunities already occurring within neighborhoods. “The Sugar Cube provides a convenient way to bring people together where they live in hopes of finding similarities that will bring them closer together. Neighbors who connect with one another only strengthen our community,” said Community Engagement Manager Carrie Paxton-Lamke. Residents can reserve The Sugar Cube free of charge by completing an online form after their community group, homeowners’ or neighborhood association completes a short registration process with the City. “In our increasingly digital world, we often lack the opportunity to get to know our neighbors face-to-face,” said Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation Kimberly Terrell, “Our goal is that The Sugar Cube inspires our neighborhoods to come outside, meet one another and recreate a National Night Out-style block party any weekend of the year.” To learn more about The Sugar Cube or to make a reservation, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/sugarcube.
Missing Lid To Your Water Meter?
In the front of everyone's home is a water meter that lives inside a plastic meter box, pictured below. During rain events when water ponds in the streets, sometimes the lids on top of the meter box float away and are lost. If you are missing your meter lid call 311 or 281-275-2900. You can also download our MySugarLand App and start a service request: https://bit.ly/2HjzizC.
Extra Sugar Land Trash Carts After The Recent Rain?
Did you end up with an extra trash cart or recycle cart after the recent rain event? Many of your neighbors are having a hard time finding their cart that washed away, and we could use your help finding them. If you got stuck with a lost cart, or if you see one laying around, we challenge you to take a picture of the cart and tag the location within the My Sugar Land App and Republic will come pick it up! Think of it like a virtual scavenger hunt. Download App: https://bit.ly/2HjzizC, Start a Service Request – Choose Solid Waste & Recycling – and choose Found/Lost Cart. Then you will be able to pin the location and upload a photo of the cart that has gone rogue. You can also drop it off at our Public Works: 101A Gillingham Ln or call 311 or 281-275-2900. *Please check in at the front desk of Building A upon arrival. There will be no winner, just the satisfaction you will receive from helping your neighbor find their orphaned cart.
Do you know your City Council District?
Did you know that your City Council District may have changed? After the annexation of Greatwood and New Territory, some adjustments needed to made, which will be effective for the upcoming May 4th election! Learn more about the new districts from the Gnome:
What district are you in? Find out: www.sugarlandtx.gov/KnowYourDistrict
Conversion of CenterPoint street lights
At the beginning of the year, CenterPoint notified the City of their standardization of the LED lamp fixture for all new street lights as well as the conversion of existing lamps. To ensure a smooth transition to minimize different lighting types, the City worked with CenterPoint on an agreement for deployment over the next year. This process will begin to take place in July, roughly following the attached map in the residential areas. Once the residential conversions are complete, CenterPoint will begin converting the lights on the larger thoroughfares, estimated to start in late August or September. Once all of the cobra head fixtures are replaced, CenterPoint will begin converting the decorative street lights. Click here for the conversion map. Please note this conversion is only for CenterPoint owned street lights, and does not affect private lighting system within the City.
City of Sugar Land's update on drainage projects during Harvey
Click here for an update from the City on Covington Woods drainage projects during Harvey.
City of Sugar Land creates new 311 Contact Center.
311 is a single, one-stop point of contact designed to make it easier for residents to know who to contact for assistance with non-emergency, city-related questions, and requests for services and also provides the ability for residents to track the progress of their requests. Please click here for details.
Hard Freeze Preparation
When the temperatures drop below freezing, residents are encouraged to prepare their homes to avoid damage to water pipes, sprinkler systems, and swimming pools. The City does not turn off water at the meter to prevent frozen pipes. Please click here for more hard freeze preparation tips.
Rose Rosetta Disease
Rose Rosette Disease (RRD) has been identified on multiflora roses since the 1940s. Distinctive characteristics of RRD include; “witches broom,” elongated stems, excessive thorn production, discoloration of the flowers & leafs, as well as dieback of the branches.
Please click here for the City of Sugar Land's Public Works Department's Action Plan for addressing this plant disease.
Safe Return Program
The Safe Return was implemented by the Sugar Land Police Department in order to assist them during encounters with members of the community having special needs. This includes persons who are non-verbal or affected by: Autism, Alzheimer's, Dementia, or some other mental/intellectual disability. Please click here for more details.
The Imperial Park Recreation Center offer a wide variety of youth programs for all ages! Classes and programs include:
Click here for updated class and program information.
City offers free smoke alarm check
Smoke detectors should be tested every year, and replaced every 10 years.
Sugar Land Fire-EMS offers all residents a free smoke alarm check and up to two free smoke alarms. Click hereto schedule a check.
Cultural Arts Initiatives
Adopted in 2014, the Cultural Arts Strategic Plan and Implementation Guide launches a process to ensure sustainability and vitality of the city’s cultural offerings. Pleaseclick here for more details.
COUNTY LIBRARIES LAUNCH NEW ONLINE DIGITAL COLLECTION OF E-Books, E-AUDIOBOOKS
Fort Bend County Libraries announces the addition of 3M Cloud Library, a new, online collection of digital e-books and e-audiobooks that can be checked out and enjoyed from a variety of mobile devices on the go or from the comfort of home. The 3M Cloud Library collection, which includes e-books and e-audiobooks for people of all ages, is accessed through a free, easy-to-use app that can be downloaded from the Apple App or Google Play stores. The app links up with Fort Bend County Libraries patrons' accounts so the items are checked out just like any other library book.
The 3M Cloud Library is compatible with many devices, including Apple iPhones and iPads, Android tablets and phones, Kindle Fires, PCs and Macs (from which they can be transferred to a Nook or Kobo eReader) The set-up is simple - download the free app and log in the first time with a Fort Bend County Libraries card. Once patrons enter the library card ID (or barcode) number, they are ready to start browsing the collection's virtual shelves of fiction and nonfiction e-books and e-audiobooks anytime, anywhere.
Up to five titles can be checked out at a time, for a period of 14 days, after which the items automatically expire from the account, so there are never any late fees. The items can also be returned early so that new titles can be checked out. To browse the 3M Cloud Library collection of e-books and eaudiobooks, go to the FBCL website click on "Ebooks and Digital Media," and scroll down to 3M Cloud Library.
For more information, visit any of the libraries in the Fort Bend County library system, or call the library system's Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.