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  1. Wed, Jun 16

    First Day Summer Camp - Session 1 Summer Camp begins on June 16th and will be held Monday-Friday from 10 AM – 4 PM. Camp will be held indoors with masks. For more information and details on how to register, please visit the Park/Recreation page on the city’s website.
  2. Sun, Jun 20

  3. Sun, Jul 4

    Independence Day Join your friends and neighbors for the annual 4th of July Bike Parade on Sunday, July 4th. The parade will start at 10:00 AM. Those who wish to ride in the parade will gather in front of City Hall behind the Southside Place fire truck. The parade will proceed south on Edloe to Farbar and continue down Farbar to end at Firetruck Park. Decorate your bikes, trikes, and wagons in your favorite patriotic colors! The pool will be open and the Southside Place Fire Department will be serving up hot ...
  4. Tue, Aug 10

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Hurricane Season - Emergency Preparedness

Hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th and now is the time to prepare. City personnel will be closely monitoring any tropical activity and its potential impact on the City of Southside Place. Please visit the Emergency Preparedness page for more information on how to make sure you and your family are ready.

Emergency Preparedness

Staff Contacts - 713-668-2341 City Hall Phone Number

Department Staff Contact Email
Police Department Chief McCall dmccall@southside-place.org
Fire Department Chief Serrano firechief@southside-place.org
Building Department Stephanie Leal permits@southside-place.org
Utility/Water Payments Stephanie Leal permits@southside-place.org
Inspections Stephanie Leal permits@southside-place.org
Municipal Court Olga Garza
Donna Terrell
olga@southside-place.org
Public Works - Water, 
Waste Water, Sanitation
Steve Kenney publicworks@southside-place.org
Parks and Rec - Pool, 
Clubhouse, Pavilion
Andrew Deavers
Donna Terrell
adeavers@southside-place.org or call 832-509-4642
Administration David Moss citymgr@southside-place.org
City Hall General Questions David Moss citymgr@southside-place.org

Park Season Pass For 2021

The 2021 Season Pass program is here! Over 150 season passes have been processed to date. A Season Pass costs $450 annually per family. A season pass fee for Over 65 year old residents is $250 in 2021. 

Swim Team kick-off party on May 16 and Summer Camp Session #1 starts June 16. 


Season Pass Application - Printable

Season Pass Online Application

New Sign Ordinance

Southside Place approves new sign ordinance on February 9.

Please call the city manager's office with any questions or comments at 713-668-2341.

Ordinance No. 172 - Sign Ordinance

City Election for Southside Place


Please contact City Secretary Olga Garza for questions or comments at 713-668-2341 or email her at olga@southside-place.org.

 City Election for Southside Place - Election Page 
 New Harris County Voting System - Video

    For more information on the New Harris County Voting System,
    please see the video on the page above.
 

Water Bill Auto Draft Sign-Up and Sewer Rate Winter Averaging


Please join over 235 residents with the city water/sewer/garbage auto draft. Winter averaging occurs during the billing cycling months of December and February.  Water meter readings for February, 2021 occurred on the 8th, 9th, and 10th.  The winter averaging sewer charge will change on the April bills. New utility rates for February, 2021. 




Land Use Plan Workshop


The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet in late May or early June to review and seek input from residents about the city land use and development plan.  Several discussion items will include pervious materials, maximum lot coverage, drainage, side yard requirements, and residential driveways/stub parking. 



Recycling Items

Recycling FAQ's

  • How do I put my recycling at the Curb?
    • You may collect it all in one or more containers, for instance, in cardboard boxes that you plan to recycle anyway. Paper grocery bags are fine, too, but please do not use plastic bags!
  • Do I have to separate the different types of recycling?
    • NO, you may co-mingle your recyclables in one or more containers! There's no need to separate plastics from paper from metal from glass.
  • Are plastic lids on plastic containers recyclable?
    • YES, caps and lids smaller than 2" in diameter are recyclable but you must put them back on empty containers before recycling them. Larger lids may be recycled separately from their containers.
  • Are metal lids from glass jars recyclable?
    • Yes, if separated from the jar, lids larger than 2" in diameter may be recycled. Put lids smaller than 2" in diameter in the trash, and never recycle jars with the lids attached. Separated lids less than 2" diameter get caught and can jam or damage recycling equipment.
  • Are pizza boxes recyclable?
    • Yes, if the box is clean and if any soiled part of the box is removed prior to recycling.
  • Are waxed cardboard drink/food containers (ie. milk, juice, egg whites) recyclable?
    • Yes, just make sure the containers are free of food before recycling
  • Are plastic tubes, such as those used for shampoo, lotion or sunscreen, recyclable?
    • Yes, plastic tubes are recyclable. For best results, snip off the bottom of the tube for easy rinsing.
  • What do I do with plastic bags that say they are recyclable?
    • DO NOT recycle them with your other curbside recycling! Please go to plasticfilmrecycling.org to find out where you may recycle them. Many of the local grocery stores (HEB, Krogers, Randalls) offer bins at the entry way for recycling plastic bags.
  • What happens if my recycling is contaminated with things that should not be recycled?
    • The City's recycling is taken to Waste Management recycling facility in the City's compactor truck. If our recycling is contaminated, the City may be fined a surcharge for the entire recycling load, something we wish to avoid.

Recommendations

  • Sort the aluminum cans into a paper bag, this simple act of kindness helps the city employees.
  • Please flatten the corrugated cardboard boxes, this helps the city employees work more efficiently. Wet paper is collected.
  • Electronics may be recycled at Best Buys. Please visit Best Buy for more information. 
  • Batteries may be recycled at Battery Plus locations. Please visit Battery Plus Recycling for more information.
Recycling Letter
Recycling FAQs

City Facilities Update - As of May 2021

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  • City Hall is open to the public. Residents are still encouraged to use the drop box for utility and other payments. The lobby is open and the building permit, utility, and municipal court window is available for city business. Social distancing will be observed.
  • The playground at Fire Truck Park is open. Note that playground equipment, gates, and furniture are not routinely disinfected; use of playground equipment will be at your own risk. Please continue practicing social distancing and follow personal safety guidelines while visiting the parks.
  • Basketball courts and the clubhouse are open. 
  • Pavilion and deck rentals have resumed, provided that groups are limited to 10 people.
  • Tennis courts are open with new lighting and court surface.
  • The next City Council meeting is scheduled to be held on May 11, 2021 at City Hall. City Council and staff continue to review recycling collection public relations materials. Public comments are always welcome and encouraged.

2021 Winter Storm Recovery Resources



As we all recover from the recent winter storms, the City of Southside Place would like to provide a quick reference to resident resources regarding recovery and important information. 


Texas Disaster Impacts Self-Reporting Tool



In an effort to track the scale of the Winter 2021 Disaster at local levels, the State of Texas is collecting damage assessment data. The information collected will help officials across the state gain an understanding of damages for individuals throughout Texas during the recent winter weather.

To access the assessment tool, scan the QR Code below of visit the Reporting Website.

SElf Reporting QR Code Graphic

This report is voluntary and is not a substitute for reporting damage to your insurance agency, nor does it guarantee disaster relief assistance.

Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Relief Funds



The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that federal emergency aid is available to individuals and businesses who sustained losses during the severe winter storm last week. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help recover from the effects of the disaster. 

Register online at www.disasterassitance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY. 

Local Business Resources

Small Business Association Disaster Loan Assistance

The Small Business Association (SBA) has designated COVID-19 as a qualifying event for the provision of Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for businesses and private non-profits in affected communities that have sustained substantial economic injury. This is triggered when a business is unable to meet its obligations and to pay it’s ordinary and necessary operating expenses. EIDLs provide the necessary working capital to help small businesses survive until normal operations resume after a disaster. To apply for the Small Business Association Disaster Loan Program or for additional resources for small businesses please see the links below. 

Apply for the Small Business Association Disaster Loan Program

Additional Resources for Small Businesses

COVID Threat Level Meter
health alert

Governor Order to Re-Open Texas



On May 18, 2021 Governor Abbott issued Executive Order GA-36 regarding mask mandates.
Executive Order GA-36

On March 2, 2021 Governor Abbott issued Executive Order GA-34 regarding the continued state of Texas reopening.
Executive Order GA-34

On October 8, 2020 Governor Abbott issued Executive order GA-32 regarding the continued state of Texas reopening.
Executive Order GA-32

On September 17, 2020 Governor Abbott issued Executive Order GA-30 and GA-31 regarding the state of Texas reopening.
Executive Order GA-30
Executive Order GA-31

On July 3, 2020 Governor Abbott issued Executive Order GA-29 regarding the use of face coverings during the COVID-19 disaster.
Executive Order GA-29

On June 3, 2020 Governor Abbott announced Phase Three of the Open Texas Plan including information on outdoor events and updates on capacity levels.
Open Texas Plan

On April 27, 2020 Governor Abbott issued Executive Order to outline the re-open identified services in the state of Texas.
Executive Order to Re-Open
Governor's Report to Re-Open


City Events/Programs Cancellations and Closures



Please follow these links for updated information on City of Southside Place events or program cancellations and postponements due to health and safety precautions.

Municipal Court 

In compliance with the local, state, and federal response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and in consideration of protecting the health of all members of our community, the City of Southside Place Municipal Court will operate under the following procedures:

Until further notice, all court hearings and other court appearances will be made via Zoom video conferencing platform. For more information on how to schedule a virtual court hearing, please visit the Municipal Court page here

Utility Building


City Hall is open to the public. Residents are still encouraged to use the drop box for utility and other payments. The lobby is open and the building permit, utility, and municipal court window is available for city business. Social distancing will be observed.

We urge you to visit the CDC's website for the most current information on COVID-19.

Bike Safety

With the recent Stay Home orders there has been an increase in activity around the neighborhood, particularly bicycling. We encourage cyclists of any age to be safe and responsible as they enjoy their rides around the city. This video from AAA provides an introduction to bike safety and sharing the road with vehicles and other cyclists. You can also visit their website for more information on bicycle safety. If you have any questions or concerns you can contact the Southside Place Police Department.

AAA - Riding Skills and Tips

Nationwide Fraud Alert - COVID-19



As our nation comes together to battle the Coronavirus (COVID-19), there are some who have seized the opportunity to prey on American consumers. These schemers are posing as local or federal government officials on phone calls and test messages - asking victims for personal information, and at times, access to bank funds. It is unacceptable that these criminals are trying to take advantage of the American people during such a vulnerable time.

To help individuals protect themselves against these criminals, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released information on current Coronavirus scam campaigns, which can be found here

The FCC also offers the below tips:
  • Do not respond to calls or texts from unknown numbers, or any others that appear suspicius.
  • Never share your personal or financial information via email, text messages, or over the phone.
  • Be cautious if you're being pressured to share any information or make a payment immediately.
  • Scammers often spoof phone numbers to trick you into answering or responding. Remember that government agencies will never all you to ask for personal information or money.
  • Do not click any links in text messages. If a friend send you a text with a suspicious link that seems out of character, cal them to make sure they weren't hacked. 
  • Always check on a charity (for example, by calling or looking at its actual website) before donating.
For more information about scam calls and texts visit the FCC Consumers Page and the FCC Scam Glossary. You can also file a complaint about such scams with Consumer Complaints.

As always, if you need to speak to an officer with the Southside Place Police Department, please don't hesitate to call 713-668-2341.

Helpful Links



We have posted some information about COVID-19 and will keep it updated. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions about coronavirus in the links below.

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Texas Department of State Health Services

Harris County Public Health

Ready Harris

World Health Organization


Harris County COVID-19 Testing Sites and Self-Assessment Tool


If you believe you have symptoms of COVID-19, please visit the Ready Harris website and complete the online self-assessment. If you qualify for testing, you will receive a code and be directed to the nearest Harris County testing facility.




Helpful Videos

Southside Place 2019 Water Report

The 2019 Southside Place Drinking Water Report is available at City Hall and on the website. Southside Place purchases 80% of its drinking water from the City of Houston.

2019 Water Quality Report

2018 Water Quality Report

Poor Farm Ditch Presentation and City Drainage News

A Poor Farm Ditch presentation by the Flood Control District is available on the city website and at City Hall. Southside Place has submitted over $8 Million to the Texas Department of Emergency Management in drainage application funding requests for Edloe, Auden, and Harper Streets. Proposed projects are being reviewed by the state agency at this time. Comments and questions are welcome by email or phone at 713-668-2341.

Poor Farm Ditch Presentation

Drainage Improvement Plan

Sign Up with HCFCD to Receive Customizable Water Level and Rainfall Alerts

Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) has announced enhancements to their website to provide residents the option to receive automated alerts regarding water levels and rainfall via text message, email, or both.

Harris County Flood Warning System Alert Sign Up

Harris County Flood Warning System Map

HCFCD Flood Warning System