Pecan Grove Residential Awareness Open House Summary

The Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District 26 (PGMUD) Board of Directors and the District’s consultants would like to thank all of our neighbors who took the time to attend our recent open house to learn more about the District and the upcoming bond proposal that will be on the May 4th ballot. Our Board members enjoyed speaking with you about the future of the District and we really appreciated your participation. Many great questions were asked, and we hope they were all answered.

For our attendees and those who were unable to attend, please find in this article the welcome video and a .pdf of the financial information provided at the open house.

View the Open House Digital Handout

Folleto Digital de Puertas Abiertas

Again, thank you to everyone that attended the open house events. If you have any questions or comments please reach out to us using the “Contact” page on the website.

Resumen de la Casa Abierta de Información Para los Residentes del Pecan Grove MUD

Pecan Grove MUD Authorization Election FAQ

As many Pecan Grove residents are aware, the district has called for an election on May 4th, 2019, to obtain authorization for bonds and to raise the cap on the maintenance and operations tax rate.

The May 4, 2019 election will include two propositions that registered voters of the district will be asked to vote on, Proposition A and Proposition B.

  • Proposition A provides the funding for the District’s plan for the rehabilitation and long term improvements to our aging water, sewer and drainage systems.
  • Proposition B provides the district an option, if needed in the future, to increase the Maintenance and Operations (M&O) tax rate beyond the current 25 cents cap instead of raising water rates to generate revenue that might be required for operations.

The Board of Directors will be hosting a Resident Awareness Open House on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club. We will be on the second (2nd) floor, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; residents are encouraged to come at their convenience any time during that window to speak with resident directors and the district consultants and review the exhibits, regardless of whether they are registered to vote. There will be exhibits outlining the engineering plans for the district, drainage solutions, bond and financial details, and more. In addition to your 5 resident board members, district consultants will be on hand to answer your questions.

As this process has proceeded, many residents have asked a number of financial questions via the website. For those who may not be able to attend the open house, we have summarized the most frequently asked questions into this news post.

How much is the district asking to authorize in bonds with Proposition A?

  • The bond proposal is set for $33,600,000. If so authorized, the bonds would be sold in phases to allow for continued paydown of existing debt while accomplishing priority engineering tasks.Currently, the district Board has discussed all possible scenarios with the financial advisor and their goals are: once authorized, the bonds would be sold in phases to allow for continued paydown of existing debt while accomplishing priority engineering tasks, starting with critical drainage improvements.

What is the impact to my bills?

  • Current goals and assumptions are there be no planned impact to your water bill, and the anticipation is an initial 2.5 cents (0.025) increase in your annual taxes as a result of issuing approximately $5,450,000 principal amount of bonds in late 2019 to address critical drainage improvements. Assuming the best case with the information at hand, this would bring debt service to 39 cents (.039), which is roughly where it was 4 years ago. Assuming an average home value of $244,400, a 2.5 cent increase per $100 assessed value results in a capital increase of $61.10 to the tax bill annually, based on current assumptions and goals.The all-resident, PGMUD Board is dedicated to completing the projects in a timely fashion while managing existing bond debt efficiently, simultaneously being mindful of tax impact to all residents.

With Proposition B, is there a cap to increasing M&O tax rate?

  • Short answer: There is no current plan to raise the M&O tax rate if the M&O authorization passes.
  • Long answer: Currently, the cap is set at $0.25/$100 of your assessed property value. If the election were to pass, the cap would be raised to $0.75, giving the district the option to raise the M&O tax rate, if needed, in the future. However, at this time, the resident directors on the board do not intend or anticipate needing to raise the M&O tax; they are merely asking for the option to be able to raise it. The election is an authorization, not an actual increase. As residents, the directors are also impacted by tax rate increases and are committed to managing the rates and keeping them as low as possible to service the district needs.

Is the M&O tax rate applied as a tax on the taxable value of our property?

  • The M&O tax is part of your ad valorem tax (or, property tax) assessed by the district. Pecan Grove MUD assesses both a debt service tax and the M&O tax. The combined amount right now for your tax rate from the MUD is $0.615/$100 of your assessed property value. With the first bond issuance (if approved by voters) addressing critical drainage concerns, the anticipated debt service increase would be less than 3 cents per $100 ($0.025/$100). Keep in mind this is based on conditional research and estimates, but it is the anticipation that will be presented at the open house.

What is the current indebtedness of the district?

  • The current principal amount of the District’s outstanding debt is $51,515,000 and the associated debt service is 36.5 cents (0.365) per $100 assessed value. Thus, for the average home value of $244,400, that adds up to $892.06 per year. Over the last five years, the District has lowered the debt service tax rate through repayment and fiscal management from 41 cents (0.41) to the current rate of 36.5 cents.For more information on your tax rate and water rate, click here to view the EVO dashboard showing comparative tax and water rates.

What happens if the Propositions do not pass?

  • The capital improvements to the district still need to occur to maintain the quality of water service and wastewater removal that exists now. Systems age, and rehabilitation needs to happen; further, as all residents are aware, there are severe drainage issues to consider. There are only three ways to fund projects for districts (from lowest impact to highest):
      • Sell bonds, paid through debt service tax rate;
      • Raise the Maintenance & Operation tax rate; or
      • Raise water rates

    As residents, the Board of Directors do not want to increase water rates or taxes beyond that which is necessary, and only then to service the needs of the district. As you can see via the answers above, the lowest impact on residents is funding through the sales of bonds.

Again, we encourage everyone to come out to the Open House on April 16th, 2019, and ask questions of the resident directors and their consultants. If you can’t make it, be sure to share this information with your neighbors through social media!

Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday

This weekend is the 2019 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday in the State of Texas. You can purchase certain emergency preparation supplies tax free beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, and ending at midnight on Monday, April 29. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase, and you do not need to issue an exemption certificate to claim the exemption. Please visit the Texas Comptroller’s Website for more information, including a list of qualifying and excluded supplies. Hurricane Season is just around the corner. Don’t wait until the next storm is in the Gulf before preparing yourself and your family.

Resident Awareness Open House

All residents should have gotten a notice with their most recent water bill about the open house scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club.

We will be on the second (2nd) floor, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; residents are encouraged to come at their convenience any time during that window to speak with resident directors and the district consultants and review the exhibits.

If you have any further questions regarding the open house event or the upcoming election, please use the contact form on the website for “election information”.

We look forward to seeing you!

Pecan Grove MUD – Resident Awareness Open House Invitation (PDF)

District Infrastructure Survey Work

In the coming weeks, the District will begin gathering detailed survey information of existing District infrastructure. During this information gathering, you may see representatives obtaining this information utilized GPS technology to survey the location of existing manholes, fire hydrants, valves and other District infrastructure. Please contact EDP should you have any additional questions:

email: customerservice@edpwater.com
phone: (832) 467-1599
website: https://www.edpwater.com/contact

Important Harvey Relief Program for Homeowners

Here is important information about a new program the State is administering to help with reimbursement for Hurricane Harvey related repairs. Please contact the GLO office directly if you need help, or Congressman Olson’s office for assistance.


Do you have out-of-pocket expenses from home repairs from Hurricane Harvey? If so, the Texas General Land Office (GLO) just announced they have a program that may help you cover the cost!

The GLO will start accepting applications THIS THURSDAY for the new Homeowner Reimbursement Program. With this program, eligible homeowners can apply to receive up to $50,000 to cover out-of-pocket expenses from Harvey repairs. Folks in Fort Bend and Brazoria Counties who have completed their repairs prior to the application launch date (Thursday, February 28, 2019) are encouraged to apply. Residents of Harris County and the City of Houston are not eligible, but both the city and county will have a similar program for homeowners. Please visit the GLO’s website for more information and to apply. Funds are limited, so folks are encouraged to apply as soon as the application goes live, on Thursday, February 28, 2019. The website has a list of the documents you will need to include with your application. You can also email cdr@recovery.texas.gov or call 1-844-475-5000 if you have any questions about the program. Also, please contact my office at 281-494-2690 if you have any Harvey recovery related questions. My staff is happy to help however they can.

I’m honored to represent you in Congress. For more information or to sign up for my E-newsletter, please visit my website, www.olson.house.gov.

Very respectfully,
Pete Olson

Updated Taxes and Water Rate Dashboard

In an effort to clarify some of the tax and water rate details in anticipation of the upcoming bond authorization election, the PGMUD Board has coordinated with EVO to update our comparison dashboard. You can find the link to the Area Tax and Water Rates page under the “Water and Tax Info” drop-down menu, or you can view it directly here. The updated comparison shows Pecan Grove taxes and water rate for its residents compared to what neighboring and similar-sized district’s residents pay.

For more questions about the current rates and the goals of the upcoming bond authorization election, please contact us via the Contact page on the website, utilizing the “Bond Elections Questions” contact type.

Pecan Grove MUD Announces Election for Capital Improvement Funding

As many residents may be aware, Pecan Grove MUD (the District) and its infrastructure for water delivery and wastewater removal is reaching the end of its lifespan. This aging infrastructure will require improvements and rehabilitation to continue to serve the needs of the District.

To accomplish this goal, the Pecan Grove MUD Board of Directors has worked with their consultants to put together a capital improvement plan that attempts to anticipate all the projects needed to rehabilitate the district facilities, and make provisions for any unforeseen complications along the capital improvement plan.

As the District has not sought bond authorization in over 10 years and all previously authorized bonds have been sold, utilized, and are in the process of repayment, the Board has decided to move forward with a new bond authorization election to help fund these capital improvements. Additionally, the District has historically operated with a minimal maintenance and operations (M&O) rate compared to neighbors and similarly-sized districts. This rate is currently capped out, and may not be able to sustain the ongoing needs of the District moving forward. Pecan Grove MUD would like the flexibility to raise the M&O rate instead of solely increasing monthly water usage rates to cover operation and maintenance costs; thus, they have included the request for authorization to do so on the ballot.

The District’s engineer, Odyssey, with the assistance of the District’s legal team and financial advisor, has prepared a Bond Authorization Election Report with the financial details and historical data that helped the Board reach this decision. It is hosted on the website for your review and download.

Please note: this election would be to authorize the sale of bonds and authorize the ability to raise the M&O rate. It is the intention and goal of the Board to only sell bonds to or raise M&O when needed to accomplish the capital improvement plan, and try to be as efficient and conservative with any possible increases to resident taxes as possible.

Just like a classic car that needs repairs to run and maintain value, the district will need to make these improvements and rehabilitation regardless of the result of the election process. By taking the bond authorization and M&O rate route, the Board is trying to prevent an impact to the low water rates Pecan Grove residents benefit from by the District owning and operating its own facilities and water plant.

Over the course of the next few weeks, Pecan Grove MUD will be posting additional information regarding the district needs and its goals for the infrastructure rehabilitation, utilizing a number of digital and physical avenues to reach residents and keep them up to date and fully informed. There will also be portions of the engineer’s report that we will highlight and detail. Further, the District plans on hosting at least one open house event in April, prior to early voting, to make sure resident questions are heard and answered prior to the election.

If you have any questions regarding the election announcement or the capital improvement plan, please do not hesitate to contact Pecan Grove MUD via the website contact form.

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Levee Operations: Harvest Green Tree Clearing

As you may have noticed, Harvest Green has started clearing operations related to the development of their property. Pecan Grove MUD is aware of their activities and confirmed that the activities have been confined to their property and has not impacted property owned by Pecan Grove MUD nor impacted the operations and effectiveness of the levee that protects the District. In the coming months, you may see additional trees removed as well as dirt moving operations in the Harvest Green development. PGMUD is actively working with the owner and developer of Harvest Green to ensure that the levee remains operational and secure and continues to provide the protection to Pecan Grove residents. Further, the District is working with Harvest Green to provide additional fill material to improve the function and protection of the levee.

Should you have any questions please contact the District by following the instructions listed at https://www.pecangrovemud.com/contact or call the customer service office at 281-238-5000.

Sincerely,
Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District Board of Directors

FBC Severe Weather: Status Updates for 12/6/2018

As you may be aware, we are expecting some heavy rain and the potential for some severe weather to move through our area starting today and overnight into Saturday. As a recap from the National Weather Service/Hydro:

  • The rain will start in the evening hours on Friday (during commuting hours)
  • The bulk of the rain will hit FBC between midnight and 6am Saturday morning
  • Once the front moves through in the morning on Saturday, it will move through quickly
  • Most of the impacts to FBC will be flash flooding of streets, creeks, and bayous with the potential for some damaging winds (remember: there are lot of holiday decorations in yards this time of year) and tornadoes
  • We likely won’t see river impacts along the Brazos or San Bernardo until into next week
  • FBC EOC is currently at Level III (Increased Readiness). The FBC EOC will likely move to Level II (Limited Activation) with a partial activation of the EOC in the afternoon on Friday (12/7/2018).

Emergency alerts, if any, and other information regarding potential flooding will be issued by the Fort Bend Office of Emergency Management, and may be monitored at http://fbcoem.org.

Flash Flood Watch

Based on recent forecast maps for rain, our area could get between 3 to 6 inches of rainfall while the upper portions of the Brazos River watershed, especially the Brenham area, could see 5 to 6 inches of rainfall. There also is the possibility of isolated amounts of 8 to 10 inches. With these totals and the short duration, we have an increased risk of street ponding with local rises in our creeks and streams occurring Friday night. This is particularly the case in areas with a history of ponding and/or poor conveyance.

Currently the Brazos River in Richmond is at Gage 18.85 feet with no river forecast published. Based on the predicted rainfall, the Brazos River could rise through Fort Bend County; however, until we have more certainty on the location of these isolated higher rain amounts, the actual impacts to us will change. We will provide additional updates as necessary as things develop, but we encourage our residents to pay attention to local weather forecasts.

Our neighbors to the East, the Harris County Flood Control District, has issued information about a powerful storm system bringing high impact weather to TX starting later today. They have issued a Flash Flood Watch has been issued from noon Friday until noon Saturday for all SE TX counties. They advise Flash Flooding of streets along with significant rises on area bayous, creeks, and rivers to flood levels is possible.

HCFCD says: Powerful upper level storm system moving into S CA and NW MX this morning will track generally eastward and into TX over the next 48 hours. SW flow aloft is already spreading clouds across the area with currently best moisture return focused across SC/C TX where scattered showers have already developed. Activity will increase today from the coastal bend northward along the I-35 corridor where favorable moisture transport overlaps with short wave energy aloft. Some of this activity will likely affect our far western and southwestern counties this later this morning into the afternoon hours.

Friday-Saturday:

Excessive rainfall event likely Friday afternoon-Saturday morning resulting in flooding.

A surface cold front currently moving southward is now expected to reach our NW counties around College Station early Friday and then slowly move across SE TX during the day. This front will act as a strong lifting feature to promote widespread showers and thunderstorms within a very favorably moist air mass. In fact models continue to suggest near record/record moisture levels will be in place by Friday afternoon with PWS of 1.8-2.0 inches over much of the area. Forecast soundings show little instability, but loaded with plentiful moisture form the surface into the upper levels indicating convection will be very effective at heavy rainfall production. Unfortunately it appears the slow moving surface front will be nearing the US 59 corridor around the time that maximum parameters for heavy rainfall focus over SE TX. This includes a very strong 45-55kt low level jet which will transport copious moisture into the frontals slope. Additionally, winds aloft become increasing divergent helping to aid lift and vent near surface lift. Add in a slow moving surface boundary and a nearly “tropical air mass” and you pretty much have everything needed for excessive rainfall rates.

Rainfall Amounts:

Widespread rainfall amounts of 3-6 inches appear likely over nearly all of the area with isolated totals of 8-10 inches. It is still somewhat uncertain where those higher isolated totals may occur, but areas along and NW of US 59 may have a slightly greater risk than areas S of US 59. Much of the higher totals will tend to focus closely with the surface front and where it slows at times as it crosses the region. In addition to the overall totals, high hourly rainfall rates of 2-3 inches per hour will be possible which will lead to rapid urban flooding of street systems.

Hydro:

Forecasted rainfall amounts and the widespread nature of the rainfall pattern strongly support significant rises on area watersheds. Think most basins can handle 6 hour totals of 3-4 inches, but anything greater than about 4 inches in 6 hours is going to likely be cause for concern. Creek, bayou, and river flooding will be possible especially in the San Jacinto, Trinity, and Brazos basins. For Harris County, all of the creeks and bayous will likely see significant rises and exceeding of flood stage levels is possible on some of the watersheds depending on exactly where the heaviest rains fall. Greatest concern at the moment is for the watersheds over the northern half of Harris County, but think all watersheds have about equal chances of seeing significant rises and possible flooding. Usual common flooding locations on Little Cypress Creek and lower South Mayde Creek will likely experience flooding. Some structure flooding will be possible if watersheds exceed their banks or intense rainfall rates overwhelm street systems.

Decision Support

Timing: Friday morning College Station area, mid to late afternoon Houston area through Saturday morning

Amounts: 3-6 inches widespread isolated 8-10 inches

Watersheds: flooding of creeks, bayous, and rivers is possible

Street Flooding: high threat for street flooding

Severe: a few storms late Friday night may become severe near the coast with a tornado threat.

Forecasted Rainfall Amounts:

Friday-Saturday Excessive Rainfall Outlook:

Christmas In The Park

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM CST

Pecan Grove Park
800 Pitts Rd, Richmond, Texas 77406

Movie for the children on a huge outdoor TV screen. Movie TBA

DONT FORGET TO BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS AND BLANKETS.

Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

Special appearance from Santa Claus right after the movie. See Mrs. Santa Claus as well.

Sponsors:
Christ’s Church Foster Creek
Pecan Grove Plantation Property Owners Association (POA)
Minchew Family

Ft. Bend Constables Pct.3/PG Fire Dept on site for your protection.

Come join us for an evening of delight, fun and joy.

Santa is Coming to Town!

Hosted by Pecan Grove Volunteer Fire Department

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM CST

Santa is coming to town to ride on the Fire Truck!!! He will start his tour through the neighborhoods at 8am. Santa and his helpers will be on two trucks going through Pecan Grove, Waterside Estates, Harvest Green and Plantation Place. We will be keeping everyone updated on our locations throughout the day on our Facebook page.

Note: This year, due to safety concerns, we will NOT be entering cul-de-sacs. Please come down to the front of your street.

Holiday Garbage Collection / Customer Service Hours

Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22nd
There is no trash pickup or recycling on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday. Next pick up date is Monday, November 26th.
The Customer Service Office will be closed Thursday the 22nd and Friday the 23rd.

Christmas, Tuesday, December 25th
There will be no changes to garbage or recycling service.
The Customer Service Office will be closed Monday the 24th and Tuesday the 25th.

New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1st
There will be no changes to garbage or recycling service.
The Customer Service Office will be closed Tuesday, January 1st.

The Customer Service number is 281-238-5000. PLEASE USE THIS NUMBER FOR ALL CALLS. You MAY also email your non-emergency questions or comments to CUSTOMERSERVICE@PECANGROVEMUD.COM visit the District’s web site at www.pecangrovemud.com.

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

The Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2018 on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. CDST at the Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club located at 3000 Plantation Drive, Richmond, TX 77406. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value on all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

FOR the proposal: R. Yokubaitis, S. Crow, B. Kluppel & J. Gobar
AGAINST the proposal: (none)
PRESENT and not voting: (none)
ABSENT: C. Bertrand

The following table compares taxes on the average residence homestead in this taxing unit last year to taxes proposed on the average residence homestead this year.

Notice of Taxpayers’ Right to Rollback Election

If taxes on the average residence homestead increase by more than eight percent, the qualified voters of the district by petition may require that an election be held to determine whether to reduce the operation and maintenance tax rate to the rollback tax rate under Section 49.236(d), Water Code.

Questions or comments regarding this notice can be directed to Esther Buentello Flores at the tax office at (281) 499-1223.

New Online Customer Portal is now LIVE!

In 2018, we introduced a new online customer portal for making water bill payments. Customers can create an account by visiting www.edpwater.com and following the instructions below. Make individual or automatic payments online for a $1.00 fee, when paying by eCheck from a bank account or a 3% fee when paying by credit or debit card.

How to create an account:

  1. Go to www.edpwater.com
  2. Click on Pay Your Bill, select your water District’s name
  3. Click on PAY ONLINE NOW
  4. Click on Sign up now
  5. Follow online instructions beginning with your security code from your most recent water bill.

We hope you enjoy the new features which include:

  • Viewing real-time balance & transaction history
  • Viewing current and past billing statements
  • Viewing your water use history
  • Updating your mailing address
  • Signing up for eBilling

Changes to Our Auto-Pay Program

The auto-pay program has been moved to the Online Customer Portal. This change will not disrupt autopayments set up through our original payment program and no action is required. However, we encourage you to sign on to the new customer portal and confirm/update your account information.

For more information or assistance with registration, call EDP at
832-467-1599
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CST.
Visit www.edpwater.com for more information.

Labor Day Trash and Office Schedule

The Customer Service office will be closed and there will be no garbage pick-up or recycling on Labor Day, September 3rd.

Normal pick-up will resume on September 6th.

If you have an outside leak or sewer problem, call us before calling a plumber. We are here to help 24/7.

The Customer Service number is 281-238-5000. PLEASE USE THIS NUMBER FOR ALL CALLS. You MAY also email your non-emergency questions or comments to CUSTOMERSERVICE@PECANGROVEMUD.COM.

Coming Soon – New Online Customer Portal

Please note the following important changes that are being made to the way online payments are made.

On August 28, 2018, we will introduce a new customer portal as a new option for making payments. After this date, we request that you create an account by visiting www.edpwater.com and following the instructions below. Make individual or automatic payments online for a $1.00 fee, when paying by eCheck from a bank account or for a 3% fee when paying by credit or debit card. If you have made electronic payments in the past the previous website will now redirect you to the new payment portal.

How to create an account:

  1. Go to www.edpwater.com
  2. Click on Pay Your Bill > Select your water District’s name
  3. Click on PAY ONLINE NOW
  4. Click on Sign up now
  5. Follow online instructions beginning with your security code from your most recent water bill

We hope you enjoy the new features which will include:

  • Viewing real-time balance & transaction history
  • Viewing current and past billing statements
  • Viewing your water use history
  • Updating your mailing address
  • Signing up for ebilling

Changes to Our Auto-Pay Program

We will be moving our auto-pay program over to the Online Customer Portal beginning August 28, 2018. This change should not disrupt auto-payments set up through our original payment program and no action should be required. After August 28, 2018, we encourage you to sign on to the new customer portal and confirm/update your account information.

Thank you for your attention to this matter and we hope these changes will improve your satisfaction with services provided by your water district.

For more information or assistance with registration, call Pecan Grove Customer Service at 281-238-5000.
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm CST.
Visit www.edpwater.com for more information.

Are you planning to install a swimming pool?

If you plan to construct or install a swimming pool or in-ground spa within the District’s boundaries, you must notify the District’s operator, EDP, in writing prior to commencing construction of the pool. This may be completed by emailing www.pecangrovemud.com/contact with your account number in the subject line. After the notification is received, a representative from the District’s operator will contact you to schedule the necessary inspection and answer any questions related to the District’s requirements for pool installations.

The District’s operator will ensure that all drains and backwash from the swimming pool or spa are installed and connected to the District’s sanitary sewer and that the proper backflow prevention devices required by the District are installed. After the drains have been installed, you must notify the District’s operator, who will make an inspection of all swimming pool drains to verify that the proper connection is made, before service is authorized for said swimming pool. The current inspection fee charged to the person installing the swimming pool is $75 and billed on the water bill.

Lawsuit to Recover Damages Related to Flooding During Hurricane Harvey

After repeated failed negotiation and mediation attempts to reach settlement with Jones & Carter, the former District engineers, on Thursday June 21, the District filed a lawsuit in Fort Bend County Courts to recover damages related to flooding during Hurricane Harvey. On Wednesday, June 20, the District received notice that a group of homeowners also filed suit against Jones & Carter. You may find copies of the lawsuit petitions online at the Fort Bend County District Clerk website.

What You Should Know About Hurricanes

From Ready.gov

Pecan Grove Park Restrooms and Pavilion

Update: The Pecan Grove Park Restrooms and Pavilion will be closed until June 10th.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please call PGMUD Parks Manager at (832) 818-5600. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Pecan Grove Park Restrooms

Pecan Grove Park, located at Pitts Road, bathrooms will be closed for the week of May 29th due to new flooring being installed. Should you have any questions or concerns, please call PGMUD Parks Manager at (832) 818-5600. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Board News

Fond Farewell to Chad Howard

It is with great sadness and gratitude that we say goodbye to PGMUD President Chad Howard and his family. Chad served on the Board from May 2012 to May 2018. He has sold his home in the District and is building a home in Needville. The Board will miss his service and leadership for the community.

New Director Appointed

The Board has appointed long time Pecan Grove resident Jean Gobar to fill the unexpired term of Chad Howard. Jean recently retired from service with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office. While Jean served as Deputy, she was the security coordinator for Pecan Grove’s contract with the Sheriff’s office, so she knows our District well. She has attended many District meetings over the years. Although Chad’s role with the Board will be hard to fill, we look forward to the contributions that Jean will make to the district.

Election Results

Over 600 voters participated in the Pecan Grove MUD election during early voting and on Saturday May 5th. Fort Bend Elections Administrator certified the results on May 8th which re-elected Ryan Yokubaitis and Buddy Kluppel to the Board:

Ryan Yokubaitis – 490
Buddy Kluppel – 394
John Minchew – 218
Elizabeth Waltz – 124
Todd Johnson – 35
Total: 1,261

New Board Officers

The Board has re-organized. The new officers are:

Ryan Yokubaitis, President
Steve Crow, Vice President
G.E. “Buddy” Kluppel, Secretary
Jean Gobar, Assistant Secretary
Charles “Chuck” Bertrand, Assistant Vice President