MUD 8 Construction Update

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Wastewater Treatment Plant

The new Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) construction progress continues. This plant handles all of the wastewater treatment for both MUD 8 and MUD 9. Most of the concrete and building work is complete. Some major equipment is set in place. Piping and electrical underground work is nearing completion. Below is an aerial picture of site. On the left is the existing 800,000 gallon per day plant. The new 1,200,000 gallon per day plant is being required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to improve the effluent quality and increase the capacity due to the growth within Walden.

Commissioning of the new WWTP will occur in June & July 2021. After a couple months of operations, parts of the existing plant will begin being demolished. There are then some upgrades of the existing plant that will be finalized in 2022.

Drainage Improvements Phase II

Drainage Improvement Phase II is also now underway. This project was awarded to AR Turnkee Construction Company and includes drainage improvements on Heatherglen at Sleepy Hollow; Fitzgerald at Canterbury; and Thoreau at Cedar Grove.The work at Fitzgerald @ Canterbury and the work on Thoreau at Cedar Grove is complete. Work at Heatherglen and Sleepy Hollow will be completed by early June 2021.

Water Plants 1 & 2 Electrical Upgrade

Water Plant 1 (Poe) near Fitzgerald and Brightwood and Plant 2 on Browning will be getting an upgrade to the electrical systems as the existing equipment is about 40 years old. Engineering design has begun and work should begin in early 2022.

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

The Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No, 8 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2020 on September 09, 2020 at 9:00 AM via video and telephone conference call pursuant to Texas Government Code, Section 551.125, as amended, and as modified by the temporary suspension of various provisions thereof effective March 16, 2020, by the Governor of Texas in accordance with the Texas Disaster Act of 1975, all as related to the Governor’s proclamation on March 13, 2020, certifying that the COVID-19 pandemic poses an imminent threat of disaster and declaring a state of disaster for all counties in Texas.

The video conference link is https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/7854394780 and the telephone conference call phone number is 469-445-0100. The Conference ID is 785 439 4780# and the password is 77356.

Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the tax rate that is adopted and on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property. The change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in the taxable value of all other property determines the distribution of the tax burden among all property owners.

For

John Tryon
John L. Patton
Margie Barlow
Randolph C. Moravec
Bob Leasure

Against

NONE

Present and not voting

NONE

Absent

NONE

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

Total tax rate (per $100 of value)

  • Last Year: 0.3000 Adopted
  • This Year: 0.2968 Proposed

Difference in rates per $100 of value: -0.0032

Percentage increase/decrease in rates (+/-): -1.07%

Average residence homestead appraised value

  • Last Year: $277,664
  • This Year: $290,360

General homestead exemptions available (excluding 65 years of age or older or disabled persons exemptions)

  • Last Year: $0
  • This Year: $0

Average residence homestead taxable value

  • Last Year: $277,664
  • This Year: $290,360

Tax on average residence homestead

  • Last Year: $ 832.99
  • This Year: $ 861.79

Annual increase/decrease if proposed tax rate is adopted (+/-): $ 28.80; and percentage of increase (+/-): 3.46%

NOTICE OF VOTE ON TAX RATE

If the district adopts a combined debt service, operation and maintenance and contract tax rate that would result in the taxes on the average residence homestead increasing by more than 3.5 percent, an election must be held to determine whether to approve the operation and maintenance tax rate under Section 49.23602, Water Code.

The 86th Texas Legislature modified the manner in which the voter-approval tax rate is calculated to limit the rate of growth of property taxes in the state.

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate (PDF)