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Grogan's Mill Village Association Newsletter 

February 15, 2011

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Please Vote in the Community Elections
Farmer's Market Preview
Recycling Reminder
300-Unit Apartment to be Built
Walk in the Woods Lecture Series
Get Ready for the Spring Flea Market
N-Style Salon Specials
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We are interested in your concerns and comments. Please let us know what we should do to make Grogan's Mill a more vibrant community. Send your comments to: suggestions@gmva.org.

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Please Vote! - Be a Part of the Elections in February 
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RDRC and Village Association Election Day will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2011, with voting hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Convenience voting will occur for one week leading up to Election Day (Monday, February 14 - Friday, February 18), with voting hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All voting will take place at the Township Service Center, 2201 Lake Woodlands Drive. 

There are nine candidates running for GMVA Area Representatives and seven open positions. Information on the candidates can be found on our website.
 
There are five candidates running for the RDRC, all are current incumbents.
Farmer's Market Preview coming in February
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The GMVA Farmer's Market has been such a hit  we've been invited to preview our Spring Market at the  upcoming  Home  &  Garden  Show  being held at the Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center on February 19th and 20th.  The vendors will be set in the circle drive in front of the Convention Center.  Tickets to the Home & Garden Show are not required to shop the Farmer's Market, although our vendors will have discount coupons available for their customers.  The  Spring Farmer's Market will begin again  at our traditional location in the Grogan's Mill Village Center on Saturday, April 2.
Recycling Reminder ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
You can now put glass jars and bottles, all rigid plastics marked 1 through 7, and phone books in your curbside recycling. If you need a bin you can get one at the Environmental Services Department offices at Millennium Forest Drive next to The Woodlands High School. See this listing for the details of what can be recycled and where.
300-Unit Apartment to be Built on WAC Site 
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Jeanne Dooley, a resident of Echo Street, which backs up onto the old WAC site organized a meeting of local residents and Trent Connor, Managing Director of Greystar, the developer of the apartments planned for the site. Ten area residents attended the meeting, which was designed to provide detailed information on the developers plans. 

Greystar will build 300 apartment units on the property, in garden apartment style with a dozen housing units and other buildings for a clubhouse, garages, and other facilities.
 
The main entrance to the community will be from South Millbend, approximately where the dirt road now exists. It will be a gated community, with a wrought iron fence around it.  A separate exit will be off Winterberry Place.

There will be mostly one and two bedroom apartments, with 12 three bedroom apartments.  Their expected clientele are young singles who can't afford to live on Market Street. There will be a club house and swimming pool in the center of the facility.  The average size of the apartments will be about 930 square feet and rents are expected to be about $1100, a few hundred less than at the Boardwalk. 

Residents asked a number of questions about fencing and traffic. Mr. Connor said the would look at the resident proposals, while he could not commit to resolution, he thought they were acceptable.  After reviewing the drawings, the group went out and walked the site to look at specific problems and issues. 

Work will start in April, land will be smoothed to help drainage flows and some land will be imported to level the area.  They expect move ins to begin in mid 2012.
 
We have posted the apartment site plan on the GMVA Web site.
Walk in the Woods Lecture Series 
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"Identifying Backyard Snakes". 7 p.m. Learn recognizable traits that are easily recalled during a surprise encounter
Thursday, February 17th "Community Wildlife Habitats" 7:30 p.m. Create a place for nature with design tips, plant suggestions and supplemental feeding recommendations from Marya Fowler with the National Wildlife Federation.

Get Ready for the Spring Flea Market
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The Community-wide Spring Flea market will be held on March 26th at the Town Center Garage (off of Six Pines & Lake Robbins). Details will be announced later. 
N-Style Salon Specials
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We appreciate our customers at N Style Salon!

We are still collecting items for the Elderly Drive! Be kind, you may be elderly someday!

 

February Specials:
$65.00 Perms (long or thick hair - extra) Style is Not included
$65.00 T Zone Special 10 foils (one color) + haircut + blow dry (round brushed, curling iron & flat iron - extra)
$50.00 OFF Brazilian Blowout prices start @ $250.00 (long & thick hair - extra) with take home products $400.00

20% off NIOXIN
20% off Hair brushes
20% off All Hair Roller Clips

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