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ZIKA VIRUS CONCERNS IN JACINTO CITY

Keep Jacinto Clean Committee founder Allan Jamail in yellow shirt in 4 feet high weeds in a Jacinto City property. Jamail addressed City Council during a recent meeting about mosquito breeding places. (Photo by Linda Jamail)

Jacinto City, TX. – Thursday, July 10, 2017 at the City Council meeting former Mayor and Keep Jacinto City Clean Committee founder Allan Jamail was on the agenda. He said, “I’m bringing citizens concerns about some dishonorable property owners. They’re taking advantage of the city’s law of issuing a 10 day warning letter, for public health violations of high grass before taking corrective actions.”

Jamail said, “Records prove 97 percent of the violations are on vacant lots and vacant rent houses from repeat conscienceless violators. Tall grass and weeds provide a breeding place for the deadly ZIKA virus type of mosquitoes which thrives in Harris County.”

There are six pregnant women in Harris County with the Zika virus, which deforms the baby’s brain.

“Where is the conscious of someone who has little regard for another’s life or health?” Jamail asks.

From the city’s first receipt of the initial complaint until corrective action is taken, it’s usually a month or more. This means 9 inch tall weeds can reach 4 feet in height before the mosquito laden weeds are cut. The problem is some of the repeat offenders know their property isn’t in compliance but will not do anything until they get the city’s warning letter which they know gives them a grace period.

Jamail suggested the current high grass law start being enforced by issuing a citation soon after the 10 days expires unless rain made it impossible to cut.

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Galena Park starts rehab on Churchill Center

EVELYN CHURCHILL COMMUNITY CENTER in Galena Manor is now closed for remediation work.

GALENA PARK – Mayor Esmeralda Moya called the meeting to order and the council approved the minutes of the previous meeting of July 5, 2017.

The Accounts Payable for July 18, 2017 on the agenda narrowly passed on a 3-2 vote. Commissioners Chersky, Ponder and Mayor Moya voted to approve with Silva and Broussard voting no.

Commissioners unanimously approved the second reading of ordinance 2017-05 – an ordinance establishing city food consumption business city permits and related application, renewal process and penalties.

BID APPROVED FOR CHURCHILL CENTER WORK

Commissioners unanimously approved the bid from AAR Incorporated in the amount of $13,330.00 for the Phase 1 Evelyn Churchill Community Center for the partial mold remediation project.

Approved unanimously the lease agreement between the city of Galena Park and Bevenco for 5 fusion in car system cameras for a 4-year term in the amount of $6,325.00 per year.

The quarterly investment report ending June 30, 2017 was unanimously approved.

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Jewelry store gives away Diamond & slot machine

During the past few weeks Pineforest Jewelry on Uvalde Road held their ‘VIP Event’ offering customers the chance to win a 1 carat diamond or a casino quality slot machine.

On Friday July 14th, Diamond Jim and Linda Mills, owners of Pineforest Jewelry, presented two lucky customers with their prizes.

Congratulations to Marian W. for winning the 1 Carat Diamond and Pedro D. for winning the Slot Machine!

Diamond Jim said “I want to assure our customers that similar events are already being planned for the future”. He further stated “Who knows, maybe next time we might even give away a brand new car”!