Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate (PDF)

The Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2017 on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Pecan Grove Country Club located at Highway 359 at 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.

Pecan Grove Park on Pitts Road

Pecan Grove Park on Pitts Road will be closed for maintenance following Hurricane Harvey until Wednesday, September 6th.  Thank you for your patience.

Plantation Place Update

The water on FM 359 has receded enough for the entrance to Plantation Place to be passable. We are still pumping water out at the Sonic on FM 359, so do not try to pass in a low car. You may need to drive through the Pecan Grove Baptist church parking lot, but you can get in and out of Plantation Place.

Also, the water in Pecan Grove remains safe to drink.

359 Road Work and Traffic Control Plan

PGMUD will be constructing flood improvement features along FM 359 over the next few months. This work includes construction in the road Right-of-Way which also includes areas adjacent to the pavement. To accommodate for the safety of the construction crew and road travelers, temporary traffic control features will be installed that will affect your commute during this construction period. Each of the three exhibits represent the traffic control plan for a separate construction activity which will occur at some point during the construction. The construction schedule may be modified depending on weather or unforeseen circumstances during construction. PGMUD appreciates your patience during this construction activity. Listed below are the details with the anticipated start time and duration of work.

Traffic Control Plan A: August 14 – September 5
Traffic Control Plan B: October 6 – October 23
Traffic Control Plan C: September 5 – October 4

Restrooms at the Pecan Grove Park

Due to a major leak inside the restrooms at the Pecan Grove Park on Pitts Road, the restrooms will be closed until Sunday, July 30th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Parking Lot at Pecan Grove Park

The parking lot at the Pecan Grove park located on Pitts Road will be under construction for approximately three weeks. Please check back here for updates on when construction will be complete.

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court’s Meeting June 5th

Pecan Grove Residents

Let Your Voice Be Heard!!

On June 5, 2017 the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court will hold a special meeting / workshop on the second floor of the Fort Bend County Courthouse located at 401 Jackson Street, Richmond, TX at 1:00 p.m. regarding Mobility Projects in Fort Bend County.

Let’s make a stand and be heard at this very important meeting.

A message from Chad Howard, President of the Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District Board of Directors regarding Owens Road Town Hall Meeting with Commissioner Patterson on May 22, 2017

Thank you to Commissioner Patterson, a representative from Commissioner Meyers’ Office and everyone else who came out last night to discuss Fort Bend County’s proposed realignment of Owens Road as it impacts the community and traffic on Plantation Drive.

Several of you asked how to best stay informed regarding this project and other Fort Bend County projects that impact the community. The Fort Bend County Commissioners Court generally meets in Regular Session on the first, second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 401 Jackson Street in the City of Richmond, Texas at 1:00 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. You can view the Fort Bend County Commissioner Court schedule at http://www.fortbendcountytx.gov/index.aspx?page=56. Regular meeting agendas, as well as special sessions and workshop meetings scheduled for Fort Bend County Commissioners’ Court are generally posted the Friday before the scheduled meeting and can be viewed at http://www.fortbendcountytx.gov/index.aspx?page=55.

New Board Meeting Time

Please note that the Board of Directors for Pecan Grove MUD has changed their regular meeting time on the last Tuesday of each month to 5:30 p.m. for all meetings going forward. Please mark your calendars accordingly. The District website has been updated to reflect the new meeting start time. Thank you.

Tax Payment Notice

Taxes must be paid by 01/31/2017 to avoid penalties and interest.

If you do not escrow your taxes and have not received a tax statement, please contact the tax office at (281) 499-1223 or visit their website at www.taxtech.net.

Road Improvements on Morton League

Fort Bend County Road and Bridge will be working on road improvements on Morton League beginning October 3, 2016. The first section will be from Plantation to Austin Colony. The second section will be from Austin Colony to Pitts Road. Paving will stop before Thanksgiving and continue in January, 2017, if necessary.

Labor Day

The Pecan Grove MUD Customer Service Office will be closed and there will be no garbage or recycling pick-up on Labor Day, September 5th. Normal pick-up will resume on Thursday, September 8th.

PGMUD Park Closing Tonight

The park will be closing this evening at 5 pm, August 22nd for continued gate repairs and maintenance.  The park will reopen tomorrow morning at 8 am.  You may access the park by foot but no cars will be able to gain access. We are sorry for any inconvenience. For any questions, please call Park Management at 832-818-5600.

PGMUD Board of Directors

PGMUD Park

The park will be closed Friday, August 19th due to gate repairs and maintenance. You may access the park by foot but no cars will be able to gain access. We are sorry for any inconvenience. For any questions, please call Park Management at 832-818-5600.

PGMUD Board of Directors

New Payment Options

You may now pay via credit/debit/prepaid card or eCheck.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa are all accepted.

Listed below are our available options for your convenience:

Web Payments

Log onto https://pecangrove.firstbilling.com to access the online payment portal. You can register your account, OR pay as a guest.

Automatic Monthly Payments

Log onto https://pecangrove.firstbilling.com or contact PGMUD Customer Service Office at (281) 238-5000 to sign up for auto payments. You can select your payment method, enter your desired payment recurring due date (no later than the 28th) and either a fixed payment amount or amount of the current bill. Each month, you will receive an email confirming the payment was successful. If you are currently signed up for Bank Draft, please be aware that your payment will no longer be drafted. Please access the payment portal to register for the new Auto Pay services.

Live Agent Assisted Payments

Call our office during normal business hours.

By Mail

Enclose payment stub with your check or money order in the return envelope provided.  Please allow ample time to ensure delivery before the due date. Mail your payment, addressed to Pecan Grove MUD, P.O. Box 1149, Richmond, TX 77406-1149.

In Person

Our office location is 2035 FM 359, Suite K, Richmond, TX  77406

Night Drop Box

Our office location has a drop box slot on the side window. Please insert a check or money order, along with the payment stub, in the return envelope. Our payment processing department will post the payment the following business day.

Online Bill Pay through Your Financial Institution

Payments can be made via your at-home internet service. Please allow 7-10 business days, prior to the due date, for the payment to be received.

First Billing Services assesses a convenience fee for each credit, debit, prepaid card and eCheck transaction. Card transactions will be assessed a 3.99% fee. One-time eCheck transactions will be assessed a $1.99 fee, and recurring eCheck transactions will be assessed a $1.00 fee.

For more information or assistance with registration,
Call the Pecan Grove Customer Service Office at (281) 238-5000
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. closed for lunch from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Mosquito Spraying at Pitts Road Park

Beginning last weekend the MUD began spraying for mosquitoes at Pitts Road Park. We want to make everyone aware of the application and also cognizant of the contents of the spray.

The product being used is poison-free, safe around children and pets, and should last up to four weeks. As stated on the manufacturer’s website, “Product, except for preservatives, is all garlic juice. It is designed to be diluted in water and sprayed on plants, grass, shrubs, flowers, ornamentals, trees, vines and in any standing water in the area including water under porches and decks.”

As to the initial smell, it continues, “Product normally becomes odorless in less than an hour.”

The company, Garlic Research Labs, also notes that the product does not harm vegetation, nor does it change the taste of any food plants. As an added benefit, it should also repel armadillos, deer, field mice, yard fleas, ticks, and geese. It does not harm bees, butterflies, birds, cats, dogs, or other small animals.

If you have any questions, please notify the Pecan Grove MUD at (281) 238-5000.

Thank you.

Pecan Grove Municipal Water District

April 21st Update from the President

Below is a picture of the gauge at Jones Creek at FM 359 showing the water level at 80.2 feet at 7:49 AM and a chart of the Brazos River level at the City of Richmond gauge.

EDP checked the drainage systems through the night with no issues found. As of this morning the South pump station has been started to get a proactive start on the impending rain. The current level in the main channel is approximately 1.5 feet above the base of the intake. The Pecan Lakes pump station has not run and the detention pond is at the minimum level. The North pump station is below the bar screen and Oyster Creek is at 6 feet. Bullhead Slough is gravity flowing at this time. All systems are functioning normally with no foreseen problems. EDP is continuing communication with the Fort Bend County Emergency Operations and we will keep you updated as additional information becomes available.

Letter from the President to Our Residents

Thank everyone for your patience today. I hope everyone is safe. We are doing our best to ensure everyone stays dry.

The National Weather Service has updated their prediction of the Brazos River. As of 2:49 PM, the Brazos River is expected to hit Gage Elevation 49.5’ tomorrow afternoon. Currently, Richmond’s Gage Elevation is 30.42’ which is approximately 13 feet higher than 5:45 AM this morning. Due to the watershed conditions and the rain forecasts, the NWS reports to our operator EDP and engineer Jones & Carter that is has a “low confidence” level on this forecast. Therefore, the NWS has issued a range of elevations for the crest. Their current range is Gage Elevation of 46’ to 52’. Our engineers confirm to me that the toe of the levee along the Pecan Grove levee system ranges from 80′ to 84′. At either elevation, our operator EDP will shut the South Outfall (under FM 359) and the Pecan Lakes outfall. Our engineers and operator will be in the District this evening to check some of the external and internal levels.

Afterwards we will send an update on the current levels and what the predicting means for Pecan Grove is we have more information. Although we are in frequent contact, I expect to hear from them with a significant update this evening between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. Please stay tuned to our MUD website for official District news and updates and be safe.

Chad Howard
President, PGMUD

Parking Issues in the Neighborhood

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your assistance with some parking issues in the neighborhood. When parking in the roadway, please be aware that an emergency vehicle may need to get through. Two vehicles parked directly across from one another will, in some cases, make it impossible for a fire truck or ambulance to pass. This will delay their response to a potentially life threatening event. When parking on the street please make sure your right tires are less than 18 inches from the curb. Please avoid parking directly across from another vehicle.

We have also had some complaints about residents parked in their driveway, blocking the sidewalk. When the sidewalk is blocked, pedestrians and children on bicycles are forced into the street. Please be considerate and pull your vehicle up your driveway to clear the sidewalk.