Bay Area Medication Take Back Day – Saturday, October 28, 2017 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You can participate by driving through one of the listed drop-off sites where law enforcement will take your medications for proper off-site disposal. All unused or expired prescription or over-the-counter medications are accepted.  NO SHARPS!

Hope Lutheran Church – 1804 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood (Friendswood Police Department)

Bay Area Annex – 16602 Diana Lane, Houston (Harris County Constable Precinct 8)

Kemah Police Department – 1401 TX-146, Kemah (Kemah Police Department)

League City Police Department – 555 W. Walker, League City (League City Police Department)

Taylor Lake Village City Hall – 500 Kirby Blvd, Taylor Lake Village (Lakeview Police Department)

Webster Fire Station – 18300 Hwy 3, Webster (Webster Police Department)

For more information, please call the participating police department near you or you may call the Bay Area Alliance for Youth & Families at 281-284-0370 or visit:www.ccisd.net/alliance.

Disaster Relief information

FEMA and Small Business Administration Town Hall Meeting   Monday, Sept. 18, 6 to 9 p.m.Friendswood Junior High School   1000 Manison Parkway, Friendswood

Lone Star Legal Aid / Houston Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers will be offering free legal assistance Tuesday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Drive, Friendswood

The quickest way to apply for federal assistance? Online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711 or VRS) or 800-462-7585 (TTY). Due to high demand, lines may be busy. Please be patient, and try calling in the morning or evening when call volume may be lower.

FEMA Disaster Relief Center locator  http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm

Chick-fil-A is offering free breakfast for all of September

Chick-fil-A is hosting a breakfast giveaway between August 31 and September 30.

In order to snag your free breakfast you need to download or update the Chick-fil-A app, and then place an order via the app during normal restaurant breakfast hours. Customers have a choice of a Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit, Egg White Grill, or Hash Brown Scramble Bowl, free of charge. Customers can only get one freebie over the next month.

 

Beware: After the storm scams

After disasters like the community has suffered, door-to-door salespeople flock to some neighborhoods offering clean up and repair services. While many of these people are honest and reputable, some are not.

Protect yourself and your wallet from unscrupulous operators. If you are insured, call your insurance adjuster and have them make an estimate of the damage and probable repair cost. This will give you a benchmark estimate, prepared by a professional, when you negotiate with contractors.

If someone does come to your door and offers to do repairs, the Texas Attorney General suggests that you do the following:

•Get more than one estimate. Don’t be pushed into signing a contract right away. Take your time.
•Check the contractor out with the Better Business Bureau. Ask if there are any complaints about the company.
•Get references from past customers and check them.
•Get the salesperson’s license plate number.
•Avoid out-of-town businesses. If the repair job turns out to be substandard, this can make correcting the problem or getting your money back more difficult.
•Get everything in writing and keep a copy of all documents. The total cost, work to be done, schedule, payment terms, and other expectations should be written in specific detail. A notice of cancellation – giving you the right to change your mind within three business days – must be included if the transaction occurs at your home.
•Do not sign a contract with blanks. Unscrupulous salespeople could enter unacceptable terms later.
•Ask for proof of insurance. Make sure that the contractor has disability and workers’ compensation insurance. If the contractor is not insured, you could be liable for accidents on your property.
•Never get too far ahead on the payments. Arrange for an independent agent (insurance adjuster or real estate inspector) to inspect the completed work before you make full payment. If you pay too much up front, the contractor has little incentive to return and finish the job.
•Find out in writing if the contractor or business will place a lien, security interest or mortgage on your property.
•Ask for guarantees in writing. If the contractor provides guarantees, they should be written into the contract, clearly stating what is guaranteed, who is responsible for the guarantee (the dealer, the contractor, or the manufacturer), and how long the guarantee is valid.
•Don’t sign completion papers or make final payment until the work is completed to your satisfaction. A reputable contractor will not threaten you or pressure you to sign if the job is not finished properly.

In summary, be cautious and take your time. For more information, please click on https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cpd/disaster-scams

Harvey Update for Pearland Residents

City Services

The Fire Marshal’s Office reminds residents that all types of open burning, including storm debris and tree limbs is prohibited within the city limits and ETJ of Pearland at all times.If you have any questions please contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 281.997.4650. –

The Recreation Center & Natatorium will remain closed to the public at least until Sunday, Sept.3.

The Pearland High School located at 3775 S. Main, will be a distribution center for clothing, toiletries and packaged food items and on Friday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Garbage/Recycling Collection

Waste Management has resumed limited service on a regular schedule for scheduled residents and commercial customers. Recycling and green waste will not be serviced until further notice – only household garbage. Please do not put out recycling carts. The Recycling Center will be open Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Storm Debris

The contractor will start picking up storm debris soon. To make the debris pick up process easier and faster for everyone, please see these reminders.

  • Do not put any debris in plastic bags.
  • All storm debris needs to be placed several feet from any normal household trash.
  • Storm debris should be sorted in piles: Vegetative,Construction/Demolition Debris, Appliances, Electronics and Hazardous Waste.
  • The first scheduled pick up will be communicated soon.

Damage reports

If you have experienced damage in your home, please report that information to us at pearlandtx.gov/damagereport.

Curfew

The emergency conditions curfew for the City of Pearland has been lifted. The juvenile curfew addressed by city ordinance is still in effect.