Damaged Sign on LJ Parkway

LID 19 Board of Directors are currently working to replace the monument sign located on LJ Parkway that was recently damaged by a car crash. The Board has begun the insurance process, and after which time, the Board will be able to determine the timeline in which to replace the monument sign.

The damaged sign is the first of two planned monument signs for the District as an effective means of real-time communication during emergencies. The signs are a useful way to provide valuable information to residents quicker, especially during an emergency. The plan for a second sign is currently in the approval process with the Riverstone HOA and the City of Missouri City.

The signs represent a part of the District’s overall communication strategy that includes multiple sources of communication to the residents. The District will continue to have multiple contact streams to keep residents informed in the event of an emergency. Residents are encouraged to sign up for notifications via the District’s several media sources:

  1. Facebook – Fort Bend LID 19
  2. Website – fblid19.com
  3. Email Blasts and Quarterly Newsletter – Visit Website to sign up
  4. Text messaging – Visit the website to sign up

In addition to weather and other important District news, residents can also find in-depth articles on relevant topics on the district’s website. The LID 19 Facebook page also contains relevant information and is a source for real-time posts during extreme weather events.

Year 2 of SWMP – Community Training

LID 19 has entered Year 2 of its Stormwater Management Plan, as submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The plan was prepared in order to prevent pollution of LID 19’s drainage system. Under Year 2 of this plan, LID 19 is required to educate its residents on the effects pollution has on our drainage system.

Please review this brochure for more information.

LID 19 Director Duties

Fort Bend County LID 19 Directors meet each month to make important decisions about the maintenance and operations of the levee. Directors are elected by residents and must stay informed about the many aspects of maintaining a levee and drainage system in order to make the best decisions for its operation.

LID 19 meetings are held on the 4th Friday of each month at the offices of The Muller Law Group in Sugar Land. Consultants that are hired by the district LID 19 meet at this time as well, to answer director questions, bring up issues, and present suggested solutions for activities of the district during the time between meetings. The directors provide oversight to the consultants who manage the day to day of essential services such as levee landscaping, operations, engineering, financial management, communications, and legal issues of the district.

Along with monthly meetings, the directors schedule interim meetings and committee meetings to understand complex issues better and then present additional findings at the board meetings. These interim and committee meetings can include topics such as capital project design, financial and tax matters reports, maintenance issues, and regional flood protection matters.

Partnerships with other jurisdictions are maintained to ensure a collective and planned response during emergencies. Regularly scheduled tabletop exercises with local authorities, including the County, Cities, law enforcement, and other levee improvement districts, provide needed practice for all to understand the lines of communication during an emergency.

The duties of a LID director are ongoing and very important to the success of a levee and drainage system. The operation and maintenance of a levee and drainage system is not a simple task, and LID 19 directors put in many hours to help ensure that residents will be safe from rising floodwaters. For more information about LID 19 priorities, please visit fblid19.com.