Earth-Kind Landscaping Program

Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District NO. 146 (FBCMUD146) will be hosting an EARTH-KIND Landscaping Program on Saturday, October 6, 2018 beginning at 10:00am at the Covered Pavilion next to the Welcome Center and pool.  The program will last approximately one-hour and snacks will be provided.

The program is a cooperative effort between FBCMUD146 and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Master Gardeners Program.  Master Gardener Specialist, Peggy d’Hemecourt and Michael Garrett, will discuss using environmentally friendly management practices to produce landscapes that are beautiful, low-maintenance, and sustainable.  The goals of EARTH-KIND landscape are to conserve water and energy, reduce pesticide and fertilizer use and to recycle landscape waste.

This program will help satisfy requirements of the North Fort Bend Water Authority (NFBWA) Larry’s Tool Box program that incentivizes MUD’s to conserve and promote water conservation initiatives to their residents.  District’s receiving the necessary points are eligible for a discounted water rate the following year.

So please join us for this very informative program on Saturday, October 6th at 10:00am.  In addition to snacks, each attendee will receive a special gift and be eligible for the door prize drawing at the end of the event.  Prizes include rain barrels, gift certificates, plants and more!

To help us adequately plan for the number of participants, FBCMUD146 asks that you please register for this free program by emailing the District’s Common Area Manager sherrieknoepfel@mikestoneassociates.com.  Or you may click on the following website link to register also:  http://www.fbmud146.org/contact/.

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.

Click on the following link to submit questions/comments: http://www.fbmud146.org/contact/.