Notice of Drawing for Cinco Municipal Utility District No. 8 / Aviso de Sorteo para Distrito de Servicios Publicos Municipales de Cinco No. 8

Notice of Drawing for Cinco Municipal Utility District No. 8

Notice is hereby given that a drawing will be held on Monday, February 25, 2019, at 10:00 o’clock a.m., at the offices of the District’s agent, Coats Rose, P.C., 9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1000, Houston, Texas 77046, to determine the order in which the names of the candidates will appear on the ballot for the 2019 Directors Election to be held on May 4, 2019. All interested persons are invited to attend the drawing.

Aviso de Sorteo para Distrito de Servicios Publicos Municipales de Cinco No. 8

Se notifica par el presente que se llevara a cabo un sorteo el lunes 25 de febrero de 2019 a las 10:00 en punto de la manana, en las oficinas del agente del Distrito, Coats Rose, P.C., 9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1000, Houston, Texas 77046, para determinar el orden en el cual apareceran las nombres de las candidatos en la boleta de votaci6n de la Elecci6n de Directores de 2019 que se llevara a cabo el 4 de mayo de 2019. Todas las personas interesadas estan invitadas a presenciar el sorteo.

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Cinco MUD 8 Tax Rate Increase

The operation of Cinco MUD 8 is dependent upon the collection of property taxes. 90% of the homes were flooded leading to decreased appraised values. Due to Hurricane Harvey and its effects on the District, the 2018 property tax rate was raised to $0.96 per $100 of assessed value. While we understand that some homes within the District were not impacted as much as others, the Board of Directors had to make a difficult decision that it thought would be in the overall best interest of the District’s residents by keeping the District operating. As soon as the Hurricane Harvey rains stopped, the District met and decided to hire debris removal services in an attempt to clean the neighborhood and help residents with the rebuilding process as quickly as possible. Additionally, the District paid to clean and repair all streets that were damaged by Hurricane Harvey and paid to clean the entirety of the District’s storm sewer system. While the District sympathizes with everyone paying the increased tax rate, those flooded homes will receive a net lower bill over 2017. The Board of Directors is hopeful to reduce its tax rate for 2019 when the value of homes go back up.

Diversion Channel Update

The USACE (US Army Corps of Engineers) has approved Cinco MUD No. 8’s construction activities related to the repair of the 16” gravity sewer line across the Willow Fork Diversion Channel under a Nationwide Permit 12. Cinco MUD 8 will begin repairing the 16” gravity sewer line across the channel next week. The project is anticipated to be complete before July 1, 2018 and once the line is repaired, the bypass in front of the Canyon Gate Recreation Center will be removed and normal operation will resume.