Oak Ridge North City Council


The Oak Ridge North City Council meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at 27424 Robinson Road.

Terms and compensation

Serving two-year terms for City Council and mayor, City Council members are paid $250 per month while the mayor earns $500 per month.

Big decisions made in 2012

  • Comprehensive plan approved — The City Council approved $124,500 to consultants for a comprehensive plan which examines the city's use of public spaces, develops a freeway commercial strategy and an economic development strategy. The city has already held a public meting for residents and received residential surveys on what concerns the residents would like addressed.
  • Water storage plan decided — Not only did Oak Ridge North make strides in long term economic development, but also in long term infrastructure. The City Council approved $3.5 million to replace decades old storage tanks capable of holding 630,000 gallons of water with new tanks with a 854,000-gallon capacity. The city will soon bid out the project and construction could begin in 2013.

Top issues for 2013

  • Comprehensive plan groundwork continues — While big changes may not take place in 2013, the City Council will make planning decisions for the 2014 budget. Decisions could include how to address Robinson Road traffic, improve walkability and renovate the city's parks, as well as how to best rebuild existing homes in the area.
  • Surface water pipeline construction begins — Oak Ridge North will be the recipient of surface water from Lake Conroe as part of the San Jacinto River Authority's Groundwater Reduction Plan. The city will utilize surface water for 30 percent of its water usage, and the construction of the infrastructure should begin sometime in 2013. The goal of the plan is to reduce the SJRA's dependance on groundwater by 30 percent by 2016.


Houston-area hospitals to close include the Tomball, Spring, Heights and Bay Area locations of Kindred Hospital, according to the statement. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kindred Healthcare to close 6 Houston, Dallas locations

Four Houston-area locations of Kindred Hospital will close by March 17.

Courtesy Legacy Barbers of The Woodlands
Legacy Barbers of The Woodlands nears grand opening

Legacy Barbers of The Woodlands is nearing its grand opening in early February.

AEG Fuels' relocation to an office on New Trails Drive was announced Jan. 23. (Courtesy Jones Lang LaSalle IP Inc.)
AEG Fuels occupies new office in The Woodlands

The aircraft fuel provider will sublease space in Research Forest.

The Tomball ISD District Zone Committee reconvened Jan. 23 to discuss options for realigning junior high boundaries in the southern portion of the district after the board of trustees took no action to approve previously recommended junior high boundaries in December. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tomball committee reconvenes to discuss new junior high boundaries

New junior high boundaries in Tomball ISD could be determined Feb. 11 following a vote by the TISD board of trustees

Photo courtesy Noe's Crepes, Coffee and Tea
Noe's Crepes, Coffee and Tea celebrates one year in Conroe with discounts and prizes

Noe's Crepes, Coffee and Tea celebrates its first anniversary Jan. 23.

Eggcelence Cafe now open on Kuykendahl Road in Tomball

The eatery serves breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes.

raveneaux country club
Official: Raveneaux Country Club deal expected to close in late January without further Commissioners Court action

According to the HCFCD, the action taken by Harris County Commissioners Court earlier this month both authorized and approved the acquisition, meaning the deal is expected to close by Jan. 30 without another vote.

Shenandoah City Council was presented with transportation updates around the city. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Shenandoah City Council presented with transportation updates

Shenandoah City Council was updated on transportation projects around the city.

The Randall's stores in Panther Creek and Grogan's Mill in The Woodlands will close in February. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Woodlands officials discuss future uses for vacant, closing Randall's store buildings

The board of directors on Jan. 23 grappled with the issue of two recently announced Randall’s grocery store closings in the villages of Grogan’s Mill and Panther Creek.

The restaurant also has Greater Houston franchises in Nassau Bay, Katy and Sugar Land. (Courtesy 1000 Degrees Pizza)
1000 Degrees Pizza opens Spring restaurant off Grand Parkway

The national franchise's newest location opened in Spring in early January.

Photo courtesy Russo's.
Russo's New York Pizzeria celebrates 10 years in The Woodlands

Russo's New York Pizzeria is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

Two Lakes Edge's residential and retail spaces are expected to open at Hughes Landing in The Woodlands this spring. (Courtesy The Howard Hughes Corp.)
Fitness studios StretchLab, Row House will launch at Two Lakes Edge in Hughes Landing this spring

The Howard Hughes Corp. announced the businesses would occupy ground-floor retail space at the new 386-unit complex.

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