New Board Member Needed

In 2018, the residents of LID 15 voted to expand the board from a three-person board to a five-person board. One of our board members recently resigned their position. The LID 15 board is authorized by law to appoint a replacement when a board member resigns. The district is represented evenly, so we are looking for someone that lives in Precinct 1 to serve out a four-year term ending in May 2022.

If you are interested, you need to be from Precinct 1 (community listing to follow), provide a full name with address, and a declaration of interest on why you wish to be considered for a board position. In place of, or in addition to, the statement, you can also provide a resume.

Precinct 1: Riverstone North Sections 1 and 6, Ivory Ridge, Avalon Sections 1-5

Applications can be delivered in-person to the LID’s legal representative:
Muller Law Group, PLLC
202 Century Square Boulevard
Sugar Land, Texas 77478

Digitally applications can be emailed to tara@mullerlawgroup.com.

We are asking our community to share this message and assist our efforts in finding qualified candidates that are willing to serve their community as board members.

Nutria Trapping

Over the past several months, LID 15’s board has been working to address the invasive nutria issue. Generally, there are two effective options – trapping and poison. The board chose to trap.

The traps being used are not designed to kill the animals. The company trapping the animals check the cages weekly and release the nutria into areas where they can not damage ours, or other, levees or preserved wetlands areas.

Nutria is more than a nuisance animal, as their burrows can cause stability issues with the levee. They also eviscerate valuable wetlands vegetation that LID 15 is legally required to maintain under federal law. The board chose to treat the animals humanely, but due to potential risks to the levee, wetlands, and your public health and safety, they must be removed from the area.

Over the past month, numerous traps have been tampered with, stolen, and broken. The cost to replace the traps, as well as the additional labor involved with the extended trapping, results in additional costs to taxpayers. We ask for your help in leaving the traps in place to ensure the integrity of the LID facilities and to minimize the cost to taxpayers. If you see anyone interfering with traps, please feel free to report it on the LID 15 website or to the HOA. Thank you for your understanding and consideration.

http://www.fblid15.com/contact-us

Current Storm Projections

As you are probably aware, the LID 15 area is experiencing heavy rain volume today and through the weekend. The district management service, LMS, provided an update on the preparedness of the district.

Projections call for 4-7 inches of rain with possible downpours dropping 1-3 inches per hour into the district over the weekend. The river is below any action stage, and the district systems are all fully operational. Based on the current rain projections, LMS does not anticipate needing to utilize any of the pump stations during this storm.

As a reminder, in times of heavy rainfall, the sewer drains can back up, causing temporary street ponding. Also, higher than average detention pond and channel levels will be visible as the water makes its way out of the district.

If conditions change, we will provide updates on the district website, Facebook page, and, if needed, through emergency texts and emails.

The current water gauge on the Brazos River at Richmond shows the current water levels and their predictions on the water rise for the next five days.

In summary, at current projections, we do not anticipate any high water-related issues except for storm drain backup at times of torrential downpours.