Halloween in SPP

Years ago the SPP Board developed a program that put some “organization” into the holiday. Many residents do not choose to participate and there had been complaints about trick or treaters showing up late at night. Your Board has developed the program described below which we feel is fair to all involved and will help make the holiday go more smoothly.

1. Large signs will be posted at the entrances to SPP requesting the Trick or Treaters to follow some basic safety rules, trick or treat between 6 and 8 p.m. only, and go to houses which are well lighted.

2. If trick or treaters are welcome to come to your home, please light up your house. Remember that it will be getting dark at 6:00 p.m.

3. If you do not choose to participate in the trick or treating, you may want to turn off your front porch light.

4. For your safety, remove “valuables” from the front of your home.

5. For the children’s safety, if you are driving in the neighborhood, be aware that some very excited children will be running about….drive slowly and cautiously.

6. It is highly recommended that you not park vehicles on the street on the night of Halloween. They make it difficult to see children crossing the street and the vehicle will be a lot safer parked in your garage or driveway

7. Plan to end your activities at 8 p.m. Please turn off your lights at 8 p.m. Our Deputy Constables will be on duty. Call 713-755-7628 if you have problems.


Speed Cushions – Time to vote!

Comment card online submission : https://services.publicworks.houstontx.gov/ntmp_form.htm


The Shepherd Park Plaza Civic Club Board has taken no position either in favor of or opposition to speed cushions, nor made any recommendations to the City of Houston regarding the placement location of same.

The City of Houston is proposing to install speed cushions (formerly known as speed bumps) on several streets in and around Shepherd Park Plaza. There was a Public meeting at Durham Elementary last week to explain the proposal, including the location of the proposed cushions (see map below). The purpose of the cushions is to slow traffic in the neighborhood, a plan the City of Houston calls “traffic calming”. The installation and maintenance of the cushions remains with the City of Houston. The Fire Department has indicated that the proposed cushions are satisfactory for their purposes of maneuvering through the streets in an emergency.

If you would like to weigh in on this subject, please complete the form in the link below and return it to the City of Houston. You can vote for or against the proposal and the location of the speed cushions, or you can add comments about more speed cushions, fewer speed cushions, or location of speed cushions. The Director of this department (within the City of Houston) will then gather this information and move forward as proposed, stop the proposal or alter the proposal. As shown on the map below, speed cushions are not on every street in SPP.

The residents of our neighborhood have a 14-day comment period that ends July 12, 2016. If you want to comment, please complete the form and turn it in to the City of Houston before the deadline. All residents may not all agree on the same solution, but we all have the opportunity for our opinion to be heard.

For more information, click on this link: http://www.houstontx.gov/council/committees/tti/20140911/ntmp.pdf OR https://www.publicworks.houstontx.gov/traffic/programs.html. You can also access the COH GIMS Portal at www.gims.houstontx.gov and click on “Traffic Counts Information” to access street level speed data from the COH two day test.

Map of proposed cushions: