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.