Crime Prevention Tips

The holiday season saw its share of criminal activity, and some of that activity occurred in Long Meadow Farms. A number of motor vehicle thefts occurred in early December involving vehicles that were left unlocked with valuables inside. The December holiday season historically sees an increase in criminal activities, but motor vehicle theft is one of the most common criminal activities that takes place year round.

As a homeowner there are a number of things you can do to help avoid being the victim of this type of activity:

  • Always remove your keys, roll up windows, and lock your car. Never leave your keys in the car while you are away, even if your car is parked in your garage.
  • Do not leave valuables in your car, even if they are out of sight. If you have to leave something valuable in your vehicle lock it in the trunk. If a criminal sees items of value in a vehicle then they are more likely to break into that vehicle.
  • The most common items stolen from vehicles are:
    • GPS Devices
    • DVD Players
    • Handguns
    • Money
    • Briefcases
    • Laptop Computers
    • Purses
    • Smartphones
    • Tools
  • If possible, park your car in your garage, next best alternative is your driveway. Try to avoid street parking, cars parked on the street are broken into more frequently then cars parked in a driveway.
  • Always activate your car alarm if you have one.
  • Report any suspicious activity immediately to the Sheriff’s or Constable’s Office.

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office also offers a number of great tips for improving security measures of a residence, as well as a check list of items to be considered before leaving for vacation. Click on the following link to view this information:
http://www.fortbendcountytx.gov/index.aspx?page=755

To report suspicious activity or non-emergency criminal activities you may call:

Fort Bend County Constable Precinct 4 – (281) 242-4014

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office – (281) 342-6116

Parks Committee Meeting Schedule 2018

  • January 15
  • February 5
  • March 5
  • April 2
  • April 30
  • June 4
  • July 30
  • August 27
  • September (No meeting due to the holiday)
  • October 1
  • October 29
  • December 3

Location: Long Meadow Farms Welcome Center
Time: 6:00 pm

Fort Bend Master Gardeners Fruit & Citrus Tree Sale

The Fort Bend Master Gardeners (FBMG) provide volunteer service through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for Fort Bend County. The volunteers offer their skills and knowledge of horticulture and environmental issues to Fort Bend residents supporting the goals of the AgriLife Extension Service.

The Master Gardeners promote conservation and sustainable horticultural practices to residents of the County by:

  • Providing research-based gardening information
  • Presenting educational programs for both adults and children
  • Communicating gardening information using articles, newsletters, phone and digital media, and
  • Maintaining demonstration gardens to determine the best plants for the local area

FBMG programs, demonstration gardens and operations are supported through their annual plant sales. See below for upcoming plant sale information and a link to the website for more detailed information about FBMG and the types of plants being sold:

Fruit & Citrus Tree Preview Program

Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: O’Shieles Coomunity Center – 1330 Band Rd., Rosenberg, TX 77471

Fruit & Citruis Tree Sale Day

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm or until sold out
Location: Fort Bend County Fairground Barn H, Rosenberg, TX 77471

Fort Bend Master Gardeners Website

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:

FBMUD146 Oyster Creek Greenbelt & The Nature Preserve Initiative

Questions and / or comments may be directed to:

FBMUD146 Contact Page

Community Improvements Under Consideration – Your Feedback Requested

The Board of Directors (the Board) of Fort Bend Municipal Utility District No. 146 (the District) is considering its draft budget for fiscal year 2017, which will run from January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017. The District annually prepares a list of potential improvement projects to enhance our community. These projects have been identified by Board members, District residents, the Long Meadow Farms Homeowners Association, District consultants, and others.

The types of projects under consideration at this time include: the replacement of wood fencing with brick, the addition of walking trails and site furnishings at various locations, landscape screening of the wastewater treatment plant and expansion of playground facilities. These projects are under consideration, but the Board makes no assurances regarding whether any or all of these projects will be completed and, if they are, the timing for when they will get underway. One of the biggest factors affecting the initiation of these projects is the availability of funds; the projects under consideration total in excess of $2,000,000.00. 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 these projects and other District improvement projects you would like to see implemented. Please click on the following link to submit your questions and comments: http://www.fbmud146.org/contact/