Information Regarding New Brick Fences

To:  Homeowners and Residents

As you may have seen, new brick fences are being installed in certain sections of our neighborhood.  Fort Bend Levee Improvement District No. 17 (the “District”) is using your tax dollars to install and pay for the fences.  The fences are within a public easement or right-of-way owned by the District.  Phase I of the project is expected to be completed this summer at a cost of approximately $1.1 million.

If your yard backs to a brick fence, we wanted to remind you of a few things.

  • Do not pack dirt or landscaping material against the fence. This could damage the integrity of the fence.
  • Do not plant trees or shrubs too close to the fence. Please leave at least five (5) feet of clearance when planting trees and at least three (3) feet of clearance when planting shrubs.
  • Do not drill holes in, attach items to or hang items on the fence. The fence is public property.
  • Do not place items on or against the fence.
  • Do not paint the fence.
  • There is a utility easement at the rear of each property which is shown on your survey.

The District is replacing existing concrete panel fences along the major roadways that serve as a public amenity to the Telfair Community.  While the District and the Telfair Community Association will be responsible for the long-term maintenance of the fences following the expiration of the warranty period, we need everyone to do your part to keep the new fences in great shape.  If the fences are damaged by items located within a homeowner’s backyard or by the actions of a homeowner, the cost to repair the fences may not be covered by the warranty.  In these situations, the District will look to the individual homeowner to cover the cost of repair or replacement of the fence.

If you have any questions regarding your new fence (whether installed or scheduled for installation), please contact Flavia Valle at (832) 678-4547 or

We want to thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to complete Phase I of this project as quickly as possible.  We hope to do future phases each year until the project is complete.

Thank you,

Board of Directors
Fort Bend Levee Improvement District No. 17
February 26, 2021