How will the Thanksgiving Holiday impact my collection?
It’s almost Turkey Day, y’all! The city will be closed this Thursday (Nov. 24) and Friday (Nov. 25) for Thanksgiving. Speaking of Thanksgiving, the questionable casserole Aunt Sally will inevitably bring to your house will have to wait an extra day to be picked up from the trash!
Thursday’s collection rolls to Friday, and Friday’s to Saturday – easy as pie!
If you don’t know your collection day off the top of your head, head over to sugarlandtx.gov/MyNeighborhood and type in your address!
Most of the city will also have holiday bulk waste collections in addition to you regular collection, so check those out here: sugarlandtx.gov/holidayschedule
Street rehabilitation work will be taking place on W. Airport Blvd. starting October 24 and is expected to last through February 2023. Traffic lane closures can be expected through the duration of the project. The project will have three phases, each approximately lasting 1 – 2 months:
1. - Burney Rd. to Eldridge
2. - Eldridge to Gillingham
3. - Gillingham to Dairy Ashford
Residents are asked to be mindful of work crews, expect traffic delays, and when possible, avoid the area to prevent traffic congestion. Visit its.sugarlandtx.gov for more information on Sugar Land travel time data.
Operations Manager: Matthew Douglas, 281-275-2577
Project Manager: Daniel Benson, 281-275-2845
Public Works: 281-275-2469
311 Contact Center: 311 or 281-275-2900
Residents can expect to see a new Stormwater Compliance Fee on their first January 2023 utility bill.
The average household will pay $3/month to help unfunded mandates that are part of state and federal environmental protection requirements, including pollution prevention measures, community education, drainage system operations and maintenance, and other activities to control the quality of water discharged to the City’s storm drains and waterways.
Check out our new blog post for more information on the new stormwater compliance fee: https://sugar-scoop.com/2022/10/11/new-fee-will-provide-dedicated-revenue-source-for-sugar-lands-stormwater-program/.
City of Sugar Land Tree Trimming Inspections in Your Area Beginning January 18, 2023
Reasons why you should not feed the ducks
Harmless Gestures Lead to Harmful Consequences
For generations feeding ducks has been a pastime shared by many of us who have grown up thinking that this was an environmentally responsible and humane way to dispose of old or stale bread. However, feeding ducks and geese is actually unhealthy and potentially dangerous for the birds. This seemingly generous act, in fact, can be extremely harmful.
Bread and similar products such as crackers, chips, doughnuts, and popcorn are a great source of carbohydrates but have little nutritional value. In fact, feeding bread is equivalent to feeding your child nothing but candy. Without healthy food and proper nutrition, the ducks and geese will quickly succumb to disease and death.
The Problems With Feeding Ducks
Feeding ducks and geese can lead to the following problems as well:
- Duckling malnutrition — in areas where ducks are regularly fed bread the ducklings will not receive adequate nutrition for proper growth and development.
- Overcrowding — Where food is easy to come by, ducks and other waterfowl will lay more eggs and the pond or lake will become overcrowded. This makes it more difficult for the birds to seek out healthier food sources and increases territorial aggression, especially during mating season. It will also cause ducks to cross busy streets in search of food.
- Pollution — What happens to all that bread that is not eaten? It causes algae growths, pollution, and can eventually eradicate fish and other life in the vicinity.
- Diseases — A diet rich in carbohydrates leads to greater fecal production and bird feces easily harbors bacteria responsible for numerous diseases including avian botulism.
- Attraction of pests — Rotting leftover food attracts other unwelcome pests such as rats, mice, and insects. These pests can also harbor additional diseases that can be dangerous to humans.
Caring For Ducks & Geese
If you care about ducks and geese, do not feed them. They can live longer, healthier lives by relying on natural food sources such as aquatic plants, seeds, grasses, and insects rather than taking handouts from well-meaning humans. Now that you know, you can help by not feeding the ducks and geese and by educating other duck lovers.
For more great resources on ducks in Sugar Land, visit:
We have noticed an increase in the amount of homeowners still putting heavy trash out on non-heavy trash days and even a week before the scheduled pickup. The Glen Laurel Board is asking that all homeowners please follow the below rules to keep up the integrity of our community.
* Heavy trash pickup is the 1st Monday of each month.
* Heavy trash pickup must be placed out after 6pm the Sunday before.
Thank you and please see the City of Sugar Land link below for more information. https://www.sugarlandtx.gov/518/Bulky-Waste
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City of Sugar Land Police Department catalytic converters theft prevention
Please make note of this notice (click here) from the City of Sugar Land Police Department regarding catalytic converters theft prevention.
Accessing Your Sterling ASI Account
To check your Sterling ASI account please go to: www.sterlingasi.com
BAIR Analytics’s has a public crime map, RAIDS Online, which connects law enforcement with the community to reduce crime and improve public safety. For details, visit: http://www.raidsonline.com/
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