May 2021 Solid Waste Collection Notice
I wanted to provide you with an update regarding our current waste collections operations. As you know our service has been delayed over the past few weeks and in some cases carried over until the next day in order to complete service. We apologize for this delay and want to share a few factors affecting our ability to provide service as customarily provided.
Two factors are impacting our daily collection operations. First, we are encountering record volumes of waste. The winter storm has caused significant damage to residential landscapes throughout our area. As a result, many residents have set out an increased amount of green waste this spring. The increased volume of materials has resulted in trucks becoming fuller, faster and longer wait times at landfills, which reduces the amount of time trucks are available to drive on the streets in your community. While we are utilizing all our available resources in equipment and people to meet the increased demand, we continue to require extra time to complete routes by returning to your community the next day to complete the service. We anticipate the increase in volumes to persist over the next several weeks as residents clean up their yards. We will continue to adjust and seek efficiencies at every opportunity to expedite a return to your regular collection service.
A second factor influencing our ability to complete service is a shortage of drivers. The waste industry as a whole is feeling the impact of a nationwide shortage of qualified drivers. Recently, driver shortages have affected our daily operations when our drivers request earned vacation time or seek time off for illness. When you compound absenteeism with a shortage of drivers, the result is unfinished routes. We are making a significant effort to fill current driver voids for our routes with qualified and skilled drivers. Speaking of drivers, Texas Pride Disposal has several open positions for experienced drivers. If you are aware of anyone seeking a driver position, please feel free to send them my way.
We understand that residents want their trash picked up on time. We want to assure residents that Texas Pride is working diligently to serve our communities. We want you to know we are listening and doing our best to resolve this matter. In the spirit of transparency, it may take several more weeks to overcome this situation. However, I am confident we can fulfill our commitment to make timely collections safely and efficiently as we work to overcome the current challenges. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to serve our communities safely. Thank you for your business.
Let me know if I can provide any additional information or answer any questions. Have a good day.
The G.C.I.A Board is happy to announce: GLENCAIRN CIVIC CENTER FINALLY COMES DOWN TOMORROW (6-18-2020) and Demolition/Construction is now underway.
GLENCAIRN CIVIC CENTER
The G.C.I.A Board is happy to announce the architectural firm of Turner Duran Architects has been selected to oversee the reconstruction of the Glencairn Civic Center.
In early August 2018, the G.C.I.A Board sent out a Request for Proposal (RFP) to numerous architectural and construction firms thru out the Houston, Katy, Sugar Land & Cypress area. Turner Duran Architects were one of several firms to respond to the RFP. The Board conducted interviews and reviewed proposals of the responding companies and determined Turner Duran to be the best firm to oversee the project.
The firm specializes in working with community centers, non-profit organizations and an array of other projects. Some of you may be familiar with their work if you’ve ever been to the Members Choice Credit Union recently built on the Katy Freeway near Barker Cypress.
If you would like more information on Turner Duran or would like to see examples of their past and current projects, please go to http://www.turnerduran.com/
In an effort to keep our community informed, we will post updates and or pictures of the process along the way.
2020 POOL CLOSED
Due to the corona-virus and the COVID-19 pandemic, the GCIA Board determined the pool will remain closed to protect the Glencairn residents.
The Board will monitor and re-assess the situation regularly. For the most current information, check our websites: www.gccia.org or www.acmpinc.com
Thank you for your understanding. Continue social distancing. Wash your hands.
Trash Notice to All Glencairn Homeowners:
Beginning the first week in June, Trash Pick-up for the Glencairn Subdivision has reverted to Tuesdays and Fridays.
Texas Pride trash bill will now be included in the water bill.
(Jackrabbit PUD/Barker Cypress MUD)
To clarify, the May-June bill, due in July, will have the Texas Pride trash charge included on the line item titled “Sewer”. The trash WILL NOT show as a line item by itself. (Important to note is that water bills are one month behind).
G.C.I.A Board recently signed with Windrose Land Services to begin survey of the land of the splash pad site and the new civic center. This process will take a couple of weeks and several months before the survey can be properly recorded. Once this process is complete, construction on the splash pad can begin.
We will also post updates and or pictures of the splash pad construction.
2020 Lighting and Parking
There will be additional lighting added along the medians of Kieth Harrow ending at Tain. Additional parking will be added to the Glencairn Civic Center to accommodate larger occupancy and what we are most excited about is the addition of a splash pad and upgrade to the civic center.