At the September 16th board meeting, LID 15 directors voted on a significantly reduced tax rate for residents. Beginning in the 2019 tax year, the tax rate will be 53 cents per $100 of assessed value, reduced from the previous year’s rate by 9 cents. The previous rate was 62 cents per $100 of assessed value.
As stewards of taxpayer funds, LID 15 directors are primarily responsible for overseeing storm drainage and flood protection for properties in the district. This includes operating and maintaining the levees, detention ponds, and pump stations, managing the wetlands, and maintaining regional parks.
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.