Highlights of Pecan Grove MUD Meeting – December 16, 2021

The regular monthly meeting of the Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District was held at the new Pecan Grove Community/Administration building on the evening of December 16, 2021. The next meeting is scheduled for January 25, 2022 in the PGMUD Community/Administration building at 5:30 p.m.

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office – Monthly Contract Report for December 2021

* The Sheriff’s Office has utilized its Day Shift and Evening Shift Traffic Units for a traffic enforcement operation in Pecan Grove for the month of December. This was in addition to the Contract Deputy Traffic enforcement. This operation will continue through January.

Operator’s Report

There was a problem with the GCWA meter which caused the amount produced to read low which led to an overestimate of accountability. The meter has been repaired. All water quality tests were found to be in compliance for the month. At the Surface Water Treatment Plant the GAC pump replacement has been ordered and the PALL membrane SCADA computer and software upgrade are in process. Bollards and a gate on the levee at the east end of Old Dixie Lane and Colonel Court have been ordered. There is a sinkhole that has developed at the outfall and EDP has been authorized to get it repaired.

Engineering Report

Fort Bend Subsidence District has renewed the District’s well permits with a total authorized withdrawal of 850 million gallons of ground water for 2022.

Fort Bend County Change in Precincts

Fort Bend County Commissioner’s Court has redrawn the precinct lines and renumbered the precincts effective January 1, 2022. Pecan Grove used to be in Precinct 3 but now is in Precinct 1 and our commissioner is now Vincent Morales. To see the new precinct lines go to www.fortbendcountytx.gov.

Fort Bend County Primary Elections

On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, there will be primary elections in Texas for candidates contending to be on the ballot for the November general election. Early voting begins on Monday, February 14, 2022, and ends on Friday, February 25, 2022. The new PGMUD Community/Administration building will be a polling (voting) location on Election Day.

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Highlights of Pecan Grove MUD Meeting – November 30, 2021

The regular monthly meeting of the Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District was held at the Pecan Grove Baptist Church on the evening of November 30, 2021. The next meeting is scheduled for December 16, 2021 in the new PGMUD Administration/Community building at 5:30 p.m.

PGVFD Report – October 2021

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office – November 2021

Operator’s Report

All water quality tests were found to be in compliance for the month. At the Waste Water Treatment Plant the sludge box winch and the sludge pump VFD have been repaired. At the Surface Water Treatment Plant the belt press water meter has been replaced and the GAC pump replacement has been ordered and the PALL membrane SCADA computer and software upgrade are in process. The bollards on the levee at the east end of Timothy Lane have been installed and the gate is in place. There is a sinkhole that has developed at the outfall and EDP has been authorized to get it repaired.

Fort Bend County Change in Precincts

Fort Bend County Commissioner’s Court has redrawn the precinct lines and renumbered the precincts effective January 1, 2022. Pecan Grove used to be in Precinct 3 but now is in Precinct 1 and our commissioner is now Vincent Morales. To see the new precinct lines go to www.fortbendcountytx.gov.

What are the requirements for operating a golf cart on public roads in Texas?

  • Golf carts are required to display golf cart license plate ($10, does not expire) and a slow moving vehicle emblem.
  • All traffic laws pertaining to the movement regular motor vehicles apply.
  • An operator of golf cart on public roads must possess a valid driver’s license (or learner’s permit with an adult present),

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Venomous Snake in Pecan Grove Park

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 Federal Flood Insurance Information

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.