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Imelda Bissonnet

Tropical Storm Imelda in Bellaire

Tropical Storm Imelda was calculated to be less than a 10-year storm event in Bellaire.  Rainfall amounts elsewhere in Harris County were far greater, and the majority of the storm sewer infrastructure in Bellaire is designed to capture a 2-year storm event. The remaining rainfall is captured in the street.  During Imelda, water ponded along streets until the storm sewer systems could catch up.  There were no reports of flooded homes as a result of Imelda. 

Over the duration of the storm, there were 12.08 inches of rain in Bellaire.  The heaviest day of rain was on Thursday, September 19, totaling 4.28 inches of rain with majority of that in a couple of hours causing the street flooding that we experienced. 

For flood awareness information in Bellaire, please this link provided or contact the City of Bellaire at (713) 662-8222.

Bond Refund

Bond Refunding Saves Money

On September 16, 2019, City Council approved the request to issue a bond refund for 2019A and 2019B bonds.  A bond refunding is similar to refinancing a home. By approving the refund of the bond, the city was able to secure a lower interest rate on the debt service payments we make to repay the city's debt.  It is forecast that this approved refunding will save the city approximately $159,000 in debt service payments annually and around $2,066,694 in debt service payments overall.

For more information and details, please click on the link provided below for the September 16, 2019 City Council meeting agenda.
Door to Door

Door-to-Door Solicitation in Bellaire

The City of Bellaire does allow door-to-door solicitation of goods, services, and charities.  Chapter 23 of the city code states that persons traveling from house to house to solicit goods or services must obtain a license from the City Clerk.  The City Clerk conducts a background check on all applicants.  There is no license fee for applications from nonprofit and charitable organizations. 

Commercial solicitation is not allowed in the city between the hours of one-half hour before sunset and 9:00 a.m. the following morning, or at any time on Sundays, except by specific appointment with or invitation from the prospective customer. Charitable solicitations are allowed not earlier than 7:00 a.m. nor later than 9:00 p.m.

Residents may place a sign or sticker on the front of their home stating: “No Solicitation – Solicitors Not Allowed on Premises”

If a sign or sticker is posted, Section 23-3 of the City Code states that it is unlawful for any person to enter upon or in any way request entry upon any residence.

Additional information on this topic is provided in the City Manager's Weekly Memo for September 23 - 27, 2019 .  A link to the memo is provided below.

Party at the Pavilion

Party at the Pavilion
October 4th
OMG - Live Variety Cover Band

The next Party at the Pavilion will be October 4 from 7-9 pm in Bellaire Town Square located at 7008 South Rice Avenue.  This free concert features OMG Houston's premier live variety cover band. A food truck will be available at the event.  Bring your friends and neighbors for this fun evening out in the park.

These concerts are brought to you by the City of Bellaire and Patrons for Bellaire Parks.

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Book Sale

Used Book Sale
October 5th
Bellaire City Library

The Friends of the Bellaire Library will hold their fall used book sale this Saturday, October 5. The outdoor sale is from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm in the parking lot between the library and the fire station.

Great books at great bargains!  Hardbacks are $1.00, and paperbacks are only 50 cents! All proceeds go the Friends of the Bellaire Library in their support of the Bellaire City Library.

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