Boulevard Fence Replacement Project – Phase I ( Update )

As authorized by the District, American Wall Systems (the Contractor) will be replacing Phase I of the District’s common area fence beginning mid-September 2018. It is anticipated that work will begin along W. Bellfort and progress south along Winston Ranch Parkway.

The Contractor will remove the existing wood fence and begin installing brick fence between the stone columns. When a fence is removed the Contractor will erect temporary chain link construction fence to secure the property. A utility marking service will mark all main utility lines that are located in any easement impacted by this project.

The Contractor requests impacted residents secure pets, clearly mark any private utility lines in the yard (such as irrigation, gas grill, swimming pool, etc.) and turn off the irrigation prior to demolition beginning. The Contractor also requests that impacted residents remove any item attached to the fence, or within five feet of the fence line. Landscaping, decorative items, etc. should be removed or tied back out of the way. American Wall Systems is not responsible for any damage within this work zone. Items within the work zone will be removed.

Please contact Sherrie Knoepfel at 281-306-0035 or with questions or concerns.

Fire Protection Fee Increase

State law authorizes Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs) to enter into contracts to provide fire protection services for property located within the MUD. Pursuant to a written fire plan approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the voters of Fort Bend County MUD No. 146 (FBCMUD146), FBCMUD 146 has entered into a Fire Protection Agreement with the City of Richmond (the “City”) for the City to provide fire protection services to property located within FBCMUD146. FBCMUD146 generally receives fire protection services from the fire station on Mason Road approximately one mile south of the District. Under the Fire Protection Agreement, FBCMUD 146 collects from its customers and then pays to the City a mandatory monthly fee for fire protection services based upon the number of residential homes and apartment units and the square footage of non-residential property located within the District.

The terms of the Fire Protection Agreement provide for an annual inflation adjustment of the monthly fire protection fee, which is calculated based upon the change in the published Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, known as the CPI-U, and occurs each year on October 1st.

Based on this calculation, beginning on October 1, 2018, the monthly fire protection fee paid to the City by the District will be increased from $11.54/month per connection to $11.87/month per connection.

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