Posted on December 22, 2019 | 2 min read
On November 5th, 2019, resident voters living within the boundaries of Westlake MUD 1 voted in favor of a bond authorization in the amount of $17,000,000.
This authorization will give the District, as needed and periodically, the ability to sell bonds to fund water and sewer projects within the district. These projects would include servicing existing infrastructure that may be aged and in need of rehabilitation.
Having followed all requirements outlined by Texas State and Harris County election statutes to inform the residents about the bond authorization proposition, the District was encouraged by the higher-than-normal turnout throughout early voting and election day. On November 5th, due to the joint ballot with Harris County, there was a total of 212 votes cast on this proposition by Westlake MUD 1 residents. The proposition passed 59.43% to 40.57% in favor of authorizing the amount requested by the District.
The confidence in voters supporting this proposal is attributed to the ongoing good stewardship and diligent financial management of Westlake MUD 1’s current board of resident directors. Prior to early voting, the District set a new tax rate of $0.48 per $100 valuation (down from $0.49 per $100 valuation in 2018); this decrease was a direct result of the District retiring older debt, and the District’s increase in assessed property value.
About Westlake MUD 1: Westlake MUD 1 is a special purpose district in northwest Harris County. Founded in 1972, Westlake MUD 1 covers 395 acres and roughly 1320 connections. Westlake MUD 1 is governed by an elected board of resident directors and engages professional consulting agencies to provide services and counsel on day-to-day operations. Like all MUDs in Texas, the District is regulated by the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
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