Friendswood speaks on water, sewer insurance
The city of Friends-wood has been notified that in the coming weeks a company named American Water Resources of Texas will issue mail outs advertising their private water line insurance, according to a city press release.
The city has announced that the city’s water/sewer services are not affiliated with any other private water line insurance service.
The city maintains and repairs water lines that are located in rights of way and easements throughout the community; the property owner is typically responsible for water line repairs located on private property. The release said that it is solely up to the property owner to determine whether he or she wishes to purchase private water line insurance.
For more information, call 281-996-3380 or visit www.ci.friendswood.tx.us.
Pearland Arts League hosts art exhibition
The Pearland Arts League is hosting a student art exhibition presented by the University of Houston-Clear Lake through Friday, Jan. 4, at the Pearland Recreation Center and Natatorium.
The juried exhibition is part of the art league’s Corks and Canvas series and features the work of university students enrolled in the bachelor of fine arts or Master of Arts in humanities programs at the school.
According to a press release, featured artists include Melody Black, Christina Carfora, Brenda Frye Faxel, Stephanie Elise Flier, Bryan Keith Gardner, Cortne Gelber, Elena Olson, Diana Shaw, Krisa Vandegrift-Schwartz, Elizabeth Welch and Kimberly Willson.
A featured artistic creation at the exhibit is Kimberly Willson’s “Oliver’s New Do, 2012.”
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
The Pearland Recreation Center and Natatorium is at 4141 Bailey Road, Pearland.
Calendar, annual report mailed to residents
The city of Pearland 2013 calendar and annual report is currently being mailed to homes and businesses in the Pearland area.
According to a city press release, the calendar and annual report should arrive in the mail during the next two weeks. The document features a look at the city’s 2012 accomplishments, information relating to the city’s financial standing and scheduled city-related meetings and special events. In addition, the full-color, 12-month calendar features monthly photos that were selected from the nearly 100 submissions received in the 2013 calendar and annual report photo contest.
For more information, call 281-652-1626 or visit www.cityofpearland.com.
Friendswood seeks volunteers for bond project
The City of Friendswood is investigating the possibility of calling for a bond election to fund various capital improvement and infrastructure projects.
Residents interested in assisting in this exploratory effort are encouraged to submit volunteer applications to be part of a committee to study the options for bond funding and eventually make recommendations to the Friendswood City Council on what projects, if any, should be placed on a future ballot.
The committee will likely examine city infrastructure and capital needs, a prioritization of those needs, community education efforts, debt/tax rate options and concept plans and scopes of work for various projects.
Those interested in volunteering can email email@example.com, call 281-996-3250 or fill out a volunteer application at the City’s website, www.friendswood.com (under the “About our City” link). On the application itself, write in the word “bond” under “special committees as called”.
Written applications can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org dropped off with the City Secretary at City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood Drive.
Friendswood Aquatic Center has water aerobics
Water aerobics can improve flexibility and burn calories without stress on the joints. Just in time for those New Year’s resolutions, Friendswood Aquatic Center is offering 60-minute classes led by certified water aerobics instructors.
Tuesday-Thursday classes are at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and run for nine weeks, Jan. 8 through March 7. Cost is $67.50 (cash or check payable to FISD).
These classes are deep water only and use “Aquajogger” equipment. Participants should be comfortable in deep water and will be supported with the “Aquajogger” buoyancy belt.
To sign up, come by the Friendswood Aquatic Center, 1115 Falling Leaf 6 a.m.-noon or 1-8 p.m.
For more information, call the Aquatic Center at (281) 992-2505 or e-mail John Little at email@example.com.
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