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 1 st.

Based on this calculation, beginning on October 1, 2016, the monthly fire protection fee paid to the City by the District will be increased from $11.22/month per connection to $11.35/month per connection.

Click on the following link to submit questions/comments:

http://www.fbmud146.org/contact/.

Oyster Creek Green Belt Tree Trimming and Removal

In response to numerous reports from residents, in June of 2016 Fort Bend MUD No. 146 (the District) retained a certified arborist to perform a Tree Risk Assessment Survey of the trees located in the Oyster Creek Greenbelt (OCG). The arborist identified several potentially hazardous limbs and trees that will require trimming or removal. There are seven (7) locations along the trail, primarily behind Winding Path Way, Rosehedge Terrace Way and Aurora Park, where trimming and removal will occur on District property. Fortunately, only two (2) trees require complete removal at this time. The trimming and removal work will begin once residents living adjacent to the areas where trimming and the removal will occur can be notified.

OCG provides residents of the District with a variety of recreational opportunities, both active and passive. The area is considered to be one of the most important and unique features in the community. The Parks Committee is currently working on a proposed OCG Reforestation Program for the Board’s consideration, which would promote the installation of new native trees along OCG to ensure a native population of varying maturity.

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

Oyster Creek Dredging and Desilting Operations by Gulf Coast Authority Update

GCWA is now working downstream of the James Long Parkway Bridge. They anticipate being complete with the dredging portion of the project in 4 – 6 months. Contingent upon the weather and the moisture level of the dredged spoils, GCWA may begin bull dozing the spoil material in another 3 – 6 weeks. (see updated progress map below).

For inquiries related to this project please contact Gulf Coast Water Authority during office hours, Monday through Thursday, 6:30 AM – 5:00 PM, by phone at (281) 331-3137 or David Hudson at (281) 932-1047.

Oyster Creek Dredging and Desilting Operations

Note from the Constable’s Office

As we embrace the beginning of school which is set for August 22nd our residents are reminded to prepare for a significant increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Safety in and around our schools is a high priority.

Drivers are reminded to be conscious of designated crosswalks and pedestrians and cyclists are reminded to cross at designated crosswalks. If your child will be bicycling to school for the first time, familiarize them with a route to school you feel is safest prior to the start of school. Bicyclists should always wear an approve bicycle helmet and proper footwear (no sandals, flip-flops etc…).

Police officers from the Pct. 4 Constable’s Office and other law enforcement agencies will be out in force during school zone times. Drivers are reminded to be mindful of the 20 mph speed limits. Proper enforcement action will be taken for speed limit violations, use of cell phones in the school zones and seat belt compliance.

Together let’s make this a safe and prosperous school year for our community.

Constable Trever J. Nehls

New Traffic Signal

The new traffic signal at Delta Lakes and S. Mason will become functional beginning Friday, August 12th.

Residential Water Irrigation System Evaluation

The W.I.S.E. Guys residential program is a free, no obligations water conservation service currently being offered to Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 146 residents.

The purpose of this program is to evaluate existing residential irrigation systems and make recommendations for improvements to the performance of the system and to the scheduling of the controller to eliminate unnecessary waste. The program allows for a licensed irrigator/representative to provide face-to-face education to the homeowner on efficient irrigation and proper controller scheduling which in turn will eliminate unnecessary waste and allow for residents to save money on their water bills. You are not required to make any adjustments or repairs to your system.

The W.I.S.E. Guys representative will not make any repairs to the system as part of the evaluation. The W.I.S.E Guys representative will only make the recommended adjustments to the system controller if the customer allows such adjustments. In many instances the adjustment to the system controller is the first step to water conservation and cost savings.

The homeowner is under no obligation to hire the W.I.S.E. Guys representative to repair the problems found within their system.

Click here to register. Your application will be assigned to an approved W.I.S.E. Guys contractor who will contact you within seven (7) days to schedule an evaluation.

Please share this information about the W.I.S.E. Guys program with your friends and neighbors in Fort Bend County M.U.D. No. 146.

Water Irrigation System Evaluation