Community Crime Mapping

As you may be aware, the District contracts with the Fort Bend County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office to provide supplemental law enforcement services to help keep our community safe. Are you interested in knowing more about the types of criminal activity in the area? If so, the District encourages you to visit the following link provided Fort Bend County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office to access a criminal activity database geared to help improve communications between the public and local law enforcement: https://communitycrimemap.com.

Residents can report suspicious activity to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office non-emergency number at (281) 341-4665. For emergencies dial 9-1-1.

Unrestrained and Free-Roaming Animals

This spring has seen perfect weather for enjoying the District’s outdoor amenities such as parks, playgrounds, and trails. Often our K9 best friends join us for our daily dose of exercise. The District has seen an increase in the number of reports of unrestrained dogs in area parks, lakes and along trails.

Although your dog may be kind and gentle, many people are very frightened by unrestrained dogs due to a personal bad experience. Unrestrained dogs may be overly enthusiastic with small children, as well as the young-at-heart, which may cause fear of the animal and increase the risk for dog bites or other injuries. Due to the risk of dog bites or other injuries, unrestrained or free-roaming dogs pose a substantial threat to the public. In addition, unrestrained dogs are at increased risk of being bitten by wildlife present in the community, increasing the potential risk of the spread of rabies.

In order to protect the public health and reduce the risk of the spread of disease, including rabies, Fort Bend County has established regulations requiring the restraint of dogs when outside a dwelling. Enforcement of restraint laws is essential in protecting the public using common areas and reducing the risk of disease, including rabies, within the community. As you enjoy the great outdoors with your pet, please help keep our community safe by abiding with dog restraint regulations! The District also encourages you to report all instances of unrestrained dogs. To report a dog bite or other emergency situation, please call 911. For non-emergency reports of unrestrained dogs, please contact Fort Bend County Animal Control Services (281) 342-1512.

Location Change for May 9, 2018 Fort Bend County MUD No. 146 Board Meeting

Due to ongoing renovations of the Long Meadow Farms Welcome Center, tonight’s Fort Bend County MUD No. 146 meeting will be held next door in the meeting room next to the pool gates toward the tennis courts, at 21017 Long Meadow Farms Parkway. The District will have staff present and signs up at both doors at the Welcome Center and on the door of tonight’s meeting room to direct members of the public to the appropriate location. All interested members of the public are welcome to attend.

Reforestation Program – Oyster Creek Greenbelt & The Nature Preserve Initiative

In November 2016, the Parks Committee and the Board of Directors approved a new program that allows residents living adjacent to the Oyster Creek Greenbelt and the Nature Preserve a mechanism to install new trees in these District common areas. At the request of the residents living adjacent to these areas and the recreational users of these common areas, the Parks Committee developed a program whereas residents can pay for the purchase and installation of a native tree in a location mutually agreeable to the resident and the District.

The purpose of the Reforestation Program is:

  • To provide individual residents the opportunity to install a tree behind their home
  • To promote the installation of new native trees along the greenbelt to ensure a native population of varying maturity
  • To educate the community regarding the positive environmental impacts of reforestation
  • To preserve property values
  • To enhance the quality of life for recreational users of the OCG and the Nature Preserve
  • To maintain or enhance wildlife habitat
  • To sequester carbon dioxide

The program’s success will be monitored and it may be expanded in the future. To review the Reforestation Program in its entirety you may follow this link to the District’s website:

http://www.fbmud146.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/fbmud146_reforestation_-program_20161109.pdf

Questions and / or comments may be directed to 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, 2017, the monthly fire protection fee paid to the City by the District will be increased from $11.35/month per connection to $11.54/month per connection.

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