Ditch “H” Sloughing Repairs

Residents in the Avalon at Telfair may have noticed some work in the big ditch (known as Ditch H). The Fort Bend Drainage District is repairing the side slopes of the ditch to fix some naturally occurring erosion. The ditch is close to the FBCLID 17 East Levee so we wanted to give our residents an update of the work.

Natural erosion of Ditch “H” seems to be caused by multiple sand layers within the side slopes of the ditch. When water levels rise in the ditch, the fine sands get saturated and are carried away when the water levels recede in the ditch creating voids that result in erosion or “sloughing” of the side slopes. The District has been watching the erosion because of its proximity to the bottom of the District’s levee.

Although this erosion repair project is being done by the Fort Bend Drainage District, our FBCLID 17 worked closely with the Drainage District on possible options for repair. We helped to prioritize this erosion repair project by purchasing the timber pile material used for the project. In return, the Drainage District provided the labor and equipment to install the timber piles and to re-establish the side slopes. This work will be ongoing for a while to protect the side slopes of Ditch H and reduce erosion into our levee.

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

The Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 17 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2018 on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 11:30 a.m., at the offices of Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP, 3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 2400, Houston, Texas. 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: D. Gornet, N. Ming, & V. Mehrotra
AGAINST the proposal: (none)
PRESENT and not voting: (none)
ABSENT: (none)

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.

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