At the September 27th board meeting, LID 19 Directors voted to maintain the District’s 2018 tax rate of 68 cents per $100 of assessed value for the 2019 tax year. The District is primarily responsible for overseeing storm drainage and maintaining the levee system that protects homes from rising water. The District also continues to implement projects that increase resilience against flooding . The unchanged tax rate of 68 cents will allow the District to continue to provide these services while also paying down the District’s debt. District residents are encouraged to stay tuned to www.fblid19.com for news in the District and follow the District Facebook page for updates.
Today, the National Hurricane Center upgraded the system coming up through the Gulf of Mexico to a Tropical Storm.
Despite the upgrade, our facilities are prepared to handle the amount of rainfall projected. Due to the amount of rain, we anticipate that we will have gravity outfall through the entirety of the storm.
The potential for heavy rains may create moments where the water coming into the sewer system is temporarily more than the system can take in. When this happens, you may see water with depth on the roads. This is called street ponding. If it happens, it will dissipate quickly as the rain slows. Please drive safely and do not drive into any high-water situations.
We do not anticipate this to be a high winds event, but the forecast is evolving so if you see downed trees from Step Bank Creek or Alcorn Bayou, new to this storm, please notify us through the website so we can make sure they are added to the list. These would be trees that could obstruct water flow, not trees in the neighborhood that may fall due to the heavy rains.
If there are changes to the forecast, we will update you through all channels.
Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 19 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2019 on Friday, September 27, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. at the offices of The Muller Law Group, PLLC, 202 Century Square Boulevard, Sugar Land, Texas 77478. 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.