DETENTION FACILITY MASTER PLAN INTRODUCED:
The CLCWA Detention Facility Master Plan was introduced at the Town Hall meeting on February 21, 2013. Please note these files are very large and may take some time to download.
CLCWA Master Plan in Adobe (.pdf)
CLCWA Master Plan in Power Point (.pptx)
SWA Presentation in Adobe (.pdf)
SWA Presentation in Power Point (.pptx)
Website for Detention Area Committees and more information: www.clcgreenplan.org
February 21, 2013 - A public townhall meeting was held at the St. Burnadette's Catholic church to introduce the CLCWA Detention Facility Master Plan.
When the CLCWA purchased the former golf property in May 2011 for flood control purposes, discussions began with other layers of governments about working together and pooling resources in a partnership to enhance the flood control design by incorporating multiple uses. The advice received was to develop a Master Plan before any serious discussions could proceed. The CLCWA conducted a Town Hall meeting early in 2012 to inform the public of our desire to incorporate nice amenities into the flood control design. A request was made for volunteers to serve on a Citizen’s Advisory Group to provide input on what the community would like to see incorporated in the design which would then be used to solicit other government funding, corporate gifts, foundation grants, etc.
The Citizen Advisory Group, which included more than 40 volunteers, completed their work and reported out at a town hall meeting and CLCWA board meeting in Septemb. The CLCWA and a landscape architect firm have used their report to see how much could be incorporated as the design concept was fine tuned. This master plan will be a working document which will allow the CLCWA to begin discussions with other government and public entities to secure approvals, make whatever adjustments are required, and begin the process to secure additional funding for the amenities.
January 24, 2012 - A public townhall meeting was held at the Clear Lake United Methodist Church for information and citizen's questions, comments, and suggestions. The forms discussed at the meeting are available below.
December 2011 - Boring trucks are on the golf course taking soil samples to determine what types of soils there are. This will determine CLCWA's options for what to do with the dirt when the detention facility construction starts.
Unfortunately due to the recent drought, just over 100 dead trees have been removed from the detention facility.
May 2011 - The CLCWA purchased the Clear Lake Golf Course on May 6, 2011 for $6.25 million. The future plans are to use the facility to improve drainage in the Clear Lake area. The Water Authority will work with Harris County and engineers to design detention facilities. Once a design is in place, CLCWA hopes to partner with the City of Houston and Harris County Precinct 2 to help fund the project. Due to the effect the economy has had on all levels of government finance, CLCWA Board of Directors expect this project to take several years.
Harris County currently mows and maintains the flood control ditches and will continue to do so. The CLCWA has taken over the mowing of the 178 acres. The schedule is twice a month from March through September, and once a month from October through February.
|Ideas and Suggestions|
Many residents have eagerly come forward with ideas and suggestions. Mr. Frank Weary and Mr. John Jacob agreed to co-chair this goup for the purpose of sorting and consolidating input, and then report back to the CLCWA Directors.
Please complete a form and mail it to CLCWA or email it to:email@example.com:
Citizen Input Form
Group/Organization Request Form
To reach Mr. Weary or Mr. Jacob by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Citizen volunteers are needed to help keep the flood control area clean of trash and cleared of undergrowth, divided up by sections. Mr. Bob Palmer has agreed to organize the volunteer committee. If you are interested he can be reached by by email at: email@example.com.
Adopt-A-Section Volunteer Form
|Local Church Organized a CLCWA Storm Water Detention and Drainage Area Clean-up Day|
The CLCWA greatly appreciates the CCCC committing to such a large project, and we are extremely pleased with the results. Karl Garcia, Campus Pastor at the newest CCCC campus currently meeting at Clear Lake High School said, "This is a great opportunity for our congregation to have a real long term impact in beautification of a public area used by the residents of the community.”
Pictures of the event can be viewed at www.clcwa.org/cleanup.
The former golf course was purchased by the Clear Lake City Water Authority in April to preserve the property for drainage and detention purposes and would like to see it incorporated with other multiple uses that have yet to be planned. “We are excited that community groups and churches want to help us turn the land into a beautiful area that can be enjoyed by all our residents” said James Byrd, General Manager of the Water Authority. Byrd said that the Water Authority has begun working on long term plans for the property and will be coordinating with the county, City of Houston, and local residents as part of the planning in the near future.