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Proposed updates to the Deed Restrictions

As we stated leading up to our annual meeting,

With the coming of the Health Science Center and the Biomedical Corridor, our neighborhood has the potential to see substantial increase in the value of our homes. Not staying current on our paperwork can and almost certainly will cost each of us by reducing or limiting our property values. Our deed restrictions and bylaws are over 25 years old. They need updating.

Our current Deed Restrictions are posted here.

Here is a PDF with some current suggested revisions: WECIA Updated Deed Restrictions- public comment. This shows where the currently-suggested changes are.

If you’d like, please

Remain vigilant!

Ransacked truck

A resident on Rolling Glen reported a ransacked truck. We must watch out for one another as well as ourselves.

Something suspicious? ANYTHING suspicious? Call the police:

Crime Stopper’s Report Line: 361-3888
Bryan Police Department’s regular number: 209-5300
Of course, in an emergency dial 911

Other related stories.

Fall Newsletter and the upcoming Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting now Jan. 16

The Spring Newsletter, and the Halloween Party flyer, both had a different date. Our new date for the 2012 Annual Meeting is:

Monday, January 16, 2012, 7pm
Mary Branch Elementary

On the meeting agenda

1) Late dues penalties and the status of the Board’s efforts to collect overdue accounts.

2) The need to update the Westwood Estates Deed Restrictions. UPDATE: We’ll also be needing to update the Bylaws.

3) Elections of new Board members. We’ll need at least two people, ideally three, to volunteer to run.

4) The fiscal report will be submitted by Treasurer Walter Kamphoefner.

Download the 2012 Annual Meeting Agenda (PDF)

We need you. Or your proxy.

As always, we need a quorum of 25% of the 193 members (49), or their proxies, to officially hold the meeting. Proxies will be distributed by hand and will also be available for download on the WWE website.

To proceed with the process of updating the bylaws (we’d like to update them in the next few months), we’ll need a simple majority of members—50% plus one, which is 98 votes.

Update: You may download a proxy.


The Fall 2011 Newsletter is ready. It can be downloaded on the Newsletters page, or download it by clicking here: Fall 2011 Newsletter.

Our new NET Officer

Officer Watson with police car in background

Please welcome our new NET Officer, Mike Watson. Officer Watson is shown here at the Westwood North and South Neighborhood Night Out block party.

As you may have heard, our former Neighborhood Enforcement Team officer, Will Holt, has chosen to get some further Criminal Justice education. We thank him for his service to our city and neighborhood, and welcome Officer Mike Watson, his replacement.

Hopefully you were able to meet Officer Watson when he made the rounds at the Neighborhood Night Out Block parties in October.

Some numbers to have on hand:

  • Crime Stopper’s Report Line: 361-3888
  • Bryan Police Department’s regular number: 209-5300
  • Of course, in an emergency dial 911

Adieu, Gabbard Road

This post is late, but The Road Formerly Known as Gabbard is now officially named North Traditions Drive.

Here is the official document: Ordinance No. 1867 (PDF).

From Martin Zimmerman, Planning Administrator for the City of Bryan:

At its meeting on May 11, 2010, Bryan’s City Council approved a proposal to change the name of Gabbard Road to North Traditions Drive. Please also see attached a copy of the ordinance approved by City Council.

The City of Bryan has already notified the affected property owners, as well as the U.S. Postal Service, emergency responders, the Brazos County Appraisal District and franchised utility companies. New street name signs will be installed by the City of Bryan in the next couple of weeks.

The purpose of this email is to inform you and your neighborhood association of this street name change. Please share this information with your association’s members.

If you have questions regarding this street name change, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or at (979) 209-5030.


Martin Zimmermann, AICP
Planning Administrator
City of Bryan, Texas
979.209.5030 (phone)
979.209.5035 (fax)

Spring 2010 newsletter available

The April 2010 Newsletter of the Westwood Estates Community Improvement Association is available on the Newsletters page. Thanks to Clyde Garland for putting these newsletters together.

One difference in this publication is that the Board voted to suspend automatic mass distribution of the printed newsletter, choosing instead to create this web site and offer them online here. However, if you know of anyone in the neighborhood unable to get to the web site, or for whom it’s inconvenient to do so, please encourage them to contact their block captain or a Board member and one of us will be sure to print one off and bring it to them.

One of the new items in this newsletter is the introduction of a new email address that will forward to each of the Board A link to this address will stay in the “Links” section of this website.