News + May Board Meeting Highlights

The PGMUD board meeting was held May 26, 2020.  It was conducted by telephone conference (due to the COVID-19 emergency) beginning at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 8:25 p.m.

Fire Department Report (Written by Fire Chief Woolley)

  • 93 calls for emergency service.
  • 64 calls were located in Pecan Grove
  • 16 calls were located in Waterside
  • 7 calls were located in Harvest Green
  • 3 calls were located outside of our district
  • 3 calls were to mutual aid another agency

Nothing big or out of the ordinary, Normal medical calls, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Fire/Medical Alarms.

Update on Covid-19

We are continuing our operation the same, following the protocol set by Fort Bend County EMS and Fort Bend County Health and Human Services. Basically, we are treating every patient as if they are positive. So, if you have a medical emergency and we respond, we will provide you with a mask for you or a caregiver to place on you for precaution. Don’t be alarmed. We are continuing to limit our exposure by only sending 1 firefighter inside your home on non-life threatening situations and having you walk outside. Life threatening emergencies (Cardiac Arrest, Difficulty Breathing etc.) we will handle as normal, doing whatever we need to. We will wear much more P.P.E. (Personal Protective Equipment).

We have found our high-water vehicle; it will be delivered on Thursday. We will need to complete some upfitting, ie; Emergency lighting, Radio, A rear lift gate, Stripping & Paint. Our first step is taking it to our mechanic to service and go through it. Our goal is to have it in service for this hurricane season.

Our Golf tournament has been moved to November for now.

We are still moving forward with the Five Miles My Way fun run on July 4th. We will be registering each weekend in June in front of the Daycare in Randall’s parking lot.

Our annual audit is under way, we met with the auditor on the 19th From 9:00 thru 6:30. The site visit and gathering of all necessary documentation have been completed. We will provide the final audit when we receive it.

Sheriff’s Office Report

  • One family violence arrest
  • One Burglary of a vehicle (wallet removed)
  • Zero burglaries of habitation or business

The FBSO has committed to increased surveillance of the levee using specialized vehicles.  Officers will warn or issue citations to anyone caught operating a motorized vehicle on the levee without authorization.

Parks Report (Written by Marcus Campbell – Time & Season Management)

Due to COVID-19, T&S completed additional cleaning as per the approval of the board for the month of May.

T&S installed new temporary signs at Pecan Grove Park for social distancing on May 3rd when playground and pavilion opened.

The shade structure has been installed.

I am requesting authorization to install 100 cubic yards of kiddie cushion at the Pecan Grove Park for $10,000.00. This was included in the budget for this fiscal year.

I am requesting authorization to install 12-15 cubic yards of sand in the volleyball area at Pecan Grove Park for an estimated cost of $1,500.00.

On May 19th, we added a post on the District’s website stating PGMUD has taken ownership of Windmill Park and will work towards repairs in the coming weeks and months. The following is a list of items we are currently working on that need immediate attention:

  • Cleaning of trash
  • Pest control (completed)
  • Pressure washing – playground equipment & pavilion
  • Adding sand and backfilling around uneven areas
  • Fixing broken playground equipment that can be fixed immediately
  • Replacement of signage

Trash Collection Matters (Text Approved by WCA)

Pecan Grove MUD residents may now report trash or recycle collection problems by going to www.pecangrovemud.com.  Near the top of the home page will be this link: Report Trash/Recycle problem.  Your report will be routed to WCA operations. Please wait 2 hours past your normal pick up time to send a report.  This is because, especially on heavy trash days, your truck may have had to go to the landfill to empty its load.  If you have been missed, WCA will make every effort to circle back and provide service.

FYI  it is not necessary to put trash or recycle containers in the street.  Recycle containers not placed in the street should be placed within 18 inches of the curb with wheels away from the curb.  This placement is necessary because recycle is sometimes picked up by a truck with a mechanical arm.  That arm can reach a container that is placed within 18 inches of the curb.  Trash containers may be placed on the sidewalk or as close to the street as practical.

Please remember trash placed in a recycle container WILL NOT BE PICKED UP even if it is labeled “trash”.

Operator’s Report (Written and Provided by EDP)

Sidewalk Improvements From Previous Month
  • 2003 Lake Dale Ct Sidewalk Repair Surrounding Water Valve
  • 2415 Cooling Breeze Dr Sidewalk Repair Surrounding Manhole
  • 1703 Copperwood Ln Sidewalk Repair Surrounding Water Valve
Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing Has Been Completed
Water Accountability
  • Percent Accountability 97.7 %
  • PGMUD Total Metered Water 48,002,000
  • Amount Produced 49,128,000
  • Amount Unaccounted for 1,126,000
  • Amount Used for Maintenance, Est. 50,000
  • Amount Lost Due to Known Leaks, Est. 150,000
  • Adjusted Accountability 98.1%
In-Progress Water Distribution, Sanitary Sewer and Storm Water Repairs
  • 05/18/20 1915 Rambling Stone Service Line Repair
  • 05/05/20 2526 Glen Haven Ln Curb Stop Leak
  • 05/05/20 1523 Pecan Branch Dr Service Line Repair
  • 05/01/20 2439 Standing Oaks Ln Valve Stack Repair
Significant Repairs From Previous Month
  • SWTP (surface water treatment plant) Purchased New Cl2 Roller and Tubes
  • SWTP Installed New Motor on Flash Mix Pump
  • SWTP Purchased Items to be Used at SWTP
  • SWTP Ran Belt Press After Hours
  • WP #3 Installed New Air Relief and Isolation Valves on HPTs
  • WWTP Replaced Chlorine Cylinder Hoist
  • 1403 Hobson Dr Replaced Leaking Service Line
  • 1422 Emmott Dr Replaced Leaking Service Line
  • 2222 Spanish Forest Landscape Repair Post Service Line Replacement
  • 1522 Country Squire Replaced Leaking Service Line
  • 1011 Morton League Ct Replaced Revere Grade Sewer Lateral
  • 2339 Trail Wood Repaired Broken Sewer Line
Meter Replacement

We continue to replace meters as they approach the one and one half million gallon mark as well as hard to read and stuck meters. There is a total of 4,957 meters replaced to date, with 2 meter(s) replaced this month.

Total Connections 4,486

Preliminary Plans for a District Administration Building were reviewed.

This building would be approximately 4,600 square feet and would provide office space for EDP personnel serving the District.  It would contain a large multi-purpose meeting room suitable for the PGMUD monthly board meetings.  That same room and its kitchen and audio facilities would be available for rental to Pecan Grove residents for their private events.

Election of Directors Confirmed

The board accepted  three newly elected directors’ Sworn Statements and Oaths of Office for new four-year terms ending in May 2024.  These directors were unopposed in the election that would have been held May 2, 2020:  Chuck Bertrand, Stephen Crow, and Jean Gobar. The board voted to continue unchanged the officer titles and committee assignments of all board members.

Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance

The District has been asked by Fort Bend County to publicize the availability of financial assistance for eligible residents of FBC.  The text which follows was extracted from the flyer advising availability of such assistance.

Fort Bend County has approved $19.5 million in funding from the federal CARES Act to support our residents, which will help eligible citizens pay their rent, mortgage and utilities from June 2020 through November 2020. The County allocated an additional $2 million for utility assistance.

Online Applications Begin June 1st at 8am

Phone 281-238-CARE (281-238-2273)

https://www.fbchhs.org/social-services/request-services