Council District 9 Initiatives

Our Councilman, John Courage, and his Staff are working on several initiatives that affect us here in NCTONA. These include action on Participatory Budgeting, stiffening local penalties on criminals who break into local mailboxes or steal parcels, consideration of the “T-21 Initiative” and moving forward on a City “Homestead Exemption” similar to these provisions for rural areas of Texas.

NCTONA Membership Fee is Due

The time is now to fill out the application for 2017 NCTONA Membership. The application can be used for new or renewing members. The fee remains $25, a little more than $2 per month.

An envelope is provided for your convenience in the December NCTONA Notes (the yellow newsletter that keeps appearing in your mailbox) on page 7.  Please use it to mail in your membership dues!  Or, you can pay your membership using PayPal.

Also on the form is an area that offers you an opportunity to actively participate in your association. There is always an urgent need for volunteers! We still have board positions open, committees needing chairpersons, and volunteers for Cellular on Patrol. Please consider serving your neighborhood through NCTONA!

Click here to print and mail in the membership form.

NCTONA Decorating Contest Winners

And the 2017 winners are...

  •   Best Theme
    • 15130  Mission Oak
    • 13603 Carlton Oaks
    • 2423 Crow Valley
  •   Best Lighting 
    • 14239 Butlers Bridge
    • 13703 Oak Cabin
    • 2323 Quail Hollow
  •   Most Originally Decorated 
    • 14929 Moss Peak
    • 13819 Chittim Woods
    • 15403 Black Canyon
  •   Best Decorated Group
    • Entire street and cul-de-sac of Oak Loft
    • 2407, 2403, 2402 Chittim Trail
    • 2502, 2503, and 2506 Cedar Falls
  • Honorable Mention:   2635 Chestnut Bend

  CONGRATULATIONS!! You now have bragging rights...

Where Is This NCTONA Neighbor?

Check out where this NCTONA neighbor went recently - the Panama Canal! Next time you go somewhere, take a picture of yourself with your NCTONA Notes and we'll post it on the website and maybe even in the newsletter! Dick and his wife Sue had a great time, and brought their NCTONA Notes to read, but totally forgot to take a picture with them.  So, Ok, the photo is edited a bit (no way - it looks perfect!).  It's the thought that counts!

 

Are You Ready For Any Emergency?

Many of our neighborhood residents heard Autumn Lotze, a disaster resilience and recovery specialist, speak on emergency preparedness at the November 2016 General Meeting. The resources she talked about, which include a checklist for home owners and business owners as well as a link to San Antonio area resources, can be found at:

SBP - Disaster and Resilience Training Lab

Request Patrol of Your House While Away

Did you know you can request the Bexar County police to do additional patrols by your house while you are away?  Go to their website and click on "Patrol Request" to fill out a form and submit to them with the appropriate information.  They will even email you when a patrol has been completed while you are on vacation!

SAFFE Officer for NCTONA Neighborhood

 

Our SAFFE officer is now Officer Huerta - he can be reached by calling 311 or 207-SAPD.

Please read eleven tips for protecting your property.

 

Did You Know?

On April 30, 2015, the San Antonio City Council unanimously approved the elimination of the City's pet licensing program. An ordinance amendment was approved making a registered microchip the primary means of licensing for pets living within the San Antonio city limits. Residents do not have to formally register their pet's microchip with the City or ACS - microchips only need to be registered with the microchip manufacturer.

Oak Wilt

Interested in reading how to prevent Oak Wilt?  Then read this article previously published in NCTONA Notes.

Recycle Plastic Bags!

Beginning August 1, 2014, San Antonio residents who receive recycling and garbage service from the Solid Waste Management Department will be able to recycle plastic bags in their blue recycling cart. Simply bundle the bags, make sure the bags are free of paper and receipts and that they are completely dry before placing the bags inside your main bag. Then tie the handles securely (See photo).

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