Earlier this year the LID 15 Board of Directors approved a change to the District’s tax collection efforts. The District has partnered with Fort Bend County to provide tax collection services. LID 15 taxpayers will receive a consolidated tax statement from Fort Bend County, and a sample is included below. Residents should not expect a separate LID 15 tax statement. The change to Fort Bend County tax collection is not only more convenient for residents, but it also reduces the District’s costs and saves your tax dollars.
At the most recent board meeting, LID 15 Directors voted to reduce the District’s 2019 tax rate to 44 cents per $100 of assessed value for the 2020 tax year. This 13% reduction continues the board’s desire to protect the District but does so fiscally responsibly.
“Since 2014, we have reduced the tax burden on residents while at the same time adding new infrastructure needs for our community. We are proud that we have been able to reduce the tax burden six of the past six years,” Rohit Sankholkar – Board President.
The District is primarily responsible for overseeing storm drainage and maintaining the levee system that protects homes from rising water from the Brazos River. The District also continues to implement projects that increase resilience against flooding. The new tax rate will allow the District to continue to provide these services while also paying down the District’s debt.
Tropical Storm Beta has arrived and will be providing us with consistent rains during the week. There is some concern over the slow-moving nature of the storm. At current projections, we expect 4-6″ falling during that time.
The Brazos River is still below action stage (14ft), allowing the district to maintain gravity flow. Maintaining gravity flow means that the rain will flow from the district and out of the district to the river without the need to pump water. At this point, we believe that status will last throughout this water event.
As with all high rain potential events, there may be street ponding or flooding when the storm drains back up. When the rain lessens, the storm sewers will catch up, and any water in the streets will recede. Never drive into high waters.
At current projections, the district resources will be able to handle this rain event without any issues. We will update this information if the forecast changes.