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/.

Community Improvements Suggestions for 2019 Fiscal Year

The Board of Directors (the Board) of Fort Bend Municipal Utility District No. 146 (the District) is considering its draft budget for fiscal year 2019, which will run from January 1, 2019-December 31, 2019. The District annually prepares a list of potential budget considerations and capital improvement projects to review at their budget workshop. These proposed budget considerations and capital projects have been identified by Board members, District residents, the Long Meadow Farms Homeowners Association, District consultants, and others.

One of the biggest factors affecting the initiation of budgetary enhancements and new projects is the availability of funds. At this time, the Board plans to consider these and other community improvement projects based solely upon funds available on hand each year.

The Board requests your feedback regarding any type of services and projects you would like to see implemented in 2019. Please click on the following link to submit your questions and comments: http://www.fbmud146.org/contact/.