Township recognizes Neighborhood Watch and honors Robert Heineman at Board of Directors meeting
The Woodlands Township Board of Directors held a Regular Board Meeting on January 26, 2022, at 6 p.m., at the office of The Woodlands Township, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd, The Woodlands, Texas, to discuss and act on items of interest to the community.
The first order of business was to recognize the award-winning Neighborhood Watch team. Interim President and General Manager Monique Sharp announced that The Woodlands Township has earned First Place in Category #2 for Populations 100,000 to 300,000 from The National Association of Town Watch for its 2021 National Night Out Campaign. The campaign, produced by The Woodlands Neighborhood Services program, earned top honors through its creative programming and participation of Township residents and public safety agencies. A full release on the honor can be read through this link: https://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3612 .
The Board also honored Mr. Robert Heineman as he retires from an extensive career in The Woodlands. Mr. Heineman began working on The Woodlands when he was hired as an intern in 1971 by The Woodlands founder George P. Mitchell. He was later promoted to Vice President of Planning and Design, a position he held for 40 years. Mr. Heineman has been vital to the creation of almost every aspect of The Woodlands since its inception and helping shape it into one of the most successful master planned communities in the nation. His achievements include the master plan, the village and neighborhood designs, the environmental plan, the open space system, the mobility system, parks and pathways, and the Town Center, including the 1972 “napkin sketch” plan for a mixed-use downtown bisected by a transit corridor, which later became The Woodlands Waterway. He also served in leadership roles for the Development Standards Committee and has been honored with many awards through the years. View a presentation regarding Robert Heineman Day.
Following reports from Village Association representatives, the Board accepted or approved the following items on their consent agenda:
- An Interlocal Agreement for Law Enforcement Services with Harris County
- Purchase of Fire Department mobile data computers
- Purchase of desktop and laptop computers
- Annual Service Agreements with the Village Associations
- Purchase of a replacement ladder truck and a new pumper truck for The Woodlands Fire Department
- Renewal of the Alpha & Omega Mounted Patrol contract
On the regular agenda, the Board:
- Received a quarterly update on Law Enforcement. View presentations from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Montgomery County Pct. 3 Constable’s Office.
- Received a quarterly update from the Development Standards Committee (DSC), including a report from DSC Chairman Arthur Bredehoft on upcoming revisions to the Standards.
- Received and accepted the financial report.
- Approved a process for agreements related to improvements in the road rights-of-way with Montgomery County (as requested by Treasurer Brown).
- Discussed and tabled action on the One Water Task Force and related appointments.
- Received a quarterly update from Visit The Woodlands (Convention & Visitors Bureau).
- The Board recessed to executive session, and upon reconvening, they approved an agreement for network services.
The Woodlands Township Board of Director Meetings may be attended in person, watched live online or viewed later via recording at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/meetingvideos. The agenda and attachments may be viewed at https://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/991/Agendas-Minutes-and-More.
PHOTO: The Woodlands Township honored Robert Heineman with a proclamation at the Board Meeting on January 26, 2022. Pictured, left to right: Director Jason J. Nelson, Secretary Dr. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, Vice Chairman Bruce Rieser, Robert and Pamela Heineman, Director Dr. Ann K. Snyder, Director Bob Milner and Treasurer John Anthony Brown. Pictured, left to right: Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, pct. 3 Lt. Brady Fitzgerald, Captain Tim Holifield, Township Board Secretary Dr. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, Vice Chairman Bruce Rieser, Director Jason J. Nelson, Township Watch Program Specialists Amy Tidwell, John Osborne, Julie Quinn, Susan Martin, Holly Steinke, Director Dr. Ann K. Snyder, Director Bob Milner, Treasurer John Anthony Brown, Harris County Constable, Pct. 4 Captain Jonathan Zitzman, Sgt. Mike Ruby and The Woodlands Fire Department Chief Palmer Buck.