The regular monthly meeting of the Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District was held at the Pecan Grove Baptist Church on the evening of September, 2021.
PGVFD Report – August 2021
Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office
Parks Report – Time and Season
The flags at the parks were lowered to half-staff on September 8 and 11, 2021 in honor of Robert Ynclan and Patriot’s Day.
The pavers at Memorial Park were power washed and new dog waste dispensers were installed at Pecan Grove Park.
Time and Season will be having a new fence erected around the new admin/community building. The existing fence at PG Park will be painted and there will be repairs and improvements to the pavilion and restrooms. The parking spaces will be restriped and trees will be trimmed in the parks and along the levee/jogging trail.
EDP Operators Report
All water quality tests were found to be in compliance for the month. The operator was authorized to replace the sludge pump VFD at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, replace the GAC pumps at the Surface Water Treatment Plant (SWTP), and replace the water meter for the belt press at the SWTP and to upgrade the SCADA computer and software for the Pall Membrane system at the SWTP.
Pecan Grove Park on Pitt’s Road will be closed tomorrow, October 5th 2021, for maintenance.
Pecan Grove MUD has recently received reports of the presence of a venomous snake in the Pecan Grove Park off Pitts Road. Time and Season is monitoring the situation and following the guidance and regulations set by the Texas Parks Wildlife Department.
New FEMA Risk Rating 2.0 for Flood Insurance Premiums
Change Effective 10/1/21
Pecan Grove MUD residents,
A question that many residents have asked Pecan Grove MUD, is “Even though I live behind a levee, should I still buy flood insurance?” While each resident must make that decision for themselves, Pecan Grove MUD strongly recommends that every homeowner purchase flood insurance. Whether you have insurance already or are considering purchasing insurance, there is new information that you need to know.
Historically, FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, would determine the flood risk of property based on published Flood Insurance Rate Maps. The maps, or FIRMs, would show different flood factors and flood risk potential which they would use to set the rates of flood insurance. This methodology has not changed in over 50 years, but the change is coming, effective October 1, 2021. FEMA’s new method called Risk Rating 2.0 utilizes newer technology available to assess the flood risk of a property.
Using Risk Rating 2.0, FEMA estimates that 14% of Texas residents with an existing flood insurance policy will see an immediate decrease in their flood insurance premium; 79% of Texas residents with an existing flood insurance policy will see an immediate increase in their flood insurance premium that could be as much as $120 per year; 3% of Texas residents with an existing flood insurance policy will see an immediate increase in their flood insurance premium of $120 to $140 per year; and 4% of Texas residents with an existing flood insurance policy will see an immediate increase in their flood insurance premium greater than $240 per year. These FEMA estimates are for the first effective year and are averages only.
We do not yet know how Risk Rating 2.0 will impact flood insurance prices in Pecan Grove MUD. We do not know which category of premium change will include the District or your home. However, if you already have flood insurance, FEMA says you will be grandfathered into how fast your flood insurance premium can increase. Under current law, it is federally mandated that a flood insurance premium cannot increase by more than 18% per year and FEMA indicates that they will abide by this rule.
However, we cannot guarantee any specific information about FEMA’s program or how future increases will be applied.
As Board members, we encourage you to get flood insurance now. Contact your home insurance provider. Since a flood insurance policy takes 30 days to go into effect, you must purchase your policy by September 1, 2021, for your policy to become effective prior to the effective date of Risk Rating 2.0.
Additional information regarding Risk Rating 2.0 can be found at Risk Rating 2.0: Equity in Action | FEMA.gov. We encourage you to visit the FEMA website and/or talk to your insurance agent as soon as possible.
Residents who want testing or other information regarding the COVID-19 virus may click on this link:
In addition, at this Fort Bend County web site you will be able to sign up to receive periodic updates on the progression of COVID-19 cases in FBC.
Pecan Grove park and facilities are cleaned and disinfected once daily.
Although we are trying our best to prevent and control any viruses, please use at your own risk.