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Meeting Highlights- 2020-01-24

Here are the major actions taken by the Board at the meeting:

  • Reviewed an audit of developer expenditures and authorized reimbursement to Harborwalk L.P. of approximately $1.2 million from bond proceeds. This reimbursed Harborwalk L.P. for the cost of construction of water and wastewater lines in Harborwalk Section 6 and a portion of the cost of bulkheads in Harborwalk Section 6.
  • Approved a budget for fiscal year ending March 31, 2021 prepared by Director Andries and the bookkeeper. This budget provides for more funds for maintenance and project expenses and less for administrative expenses. It is based on key assumptions and subject to change.
  • At the request of the POA, approved the purchase and installation of surveillance signs on each canal.
  • Voted against granting any tax exemptions for the 2020 tax year. This item is considered annually.
  • Voted for a 20% penalty on taxes outstanding on August 1, 2020. This money pays for the collection of the taxes. This item is considered annually.
  • Renewed District insurance with Texas Municipal League, an insurance pool for Texas local governments.
  • Discussed using $13,500 for erosion projects.
  • Set next meeting date on Friday, April 17, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Excerpts from draft minutes—not approved by the Board

Follow Up:

  • Jane McKenzie to meet with Hitchcock PD to see the appropriate wording for the surveillance signs.

Engineer to do the following:

  • Finalize arrangements with contractor to place fill at approximately 20 locations in the District, to begin immediately.
  • Arrange a meeting with Galveston Bay Foundation on a possible oyster reef project to help shelter the main channel from shifting silt. Jane McKenzie, Michael Vigneault and Ben Carmine interested in attending.
  • Purchase no wake signs and have installed on the south channel.
  • Finalize a pictorial on bulkhead repair priority categories.
  • Finalize Maintenance Services Agreement and solicit interest.
  • Purchase surveillance signs and have installed on the channels.
Meeting Highlights- 2020-01-242020-07-20T08:39:06-05:00

Meeting Highlights- 2019-12-10

Here are the major actions taken by the Board at the meeting:

  • Took bids for the sale of $1.5 million in unlimited tax bonds and accepted the bid with the lowest interest on the bonds (RBC Capital Markets at a net effective interest rate of 3.207753%).
  • Authorized the auditor to perform a review of the developer reimbursements to be paid from bond proceeds.
  • Approved an updated bulkhead repair policy.
  • Approved installation of “no wake” signs on the south channel.
  • Set new procedure to make sure resident questions are answered.
  • Set next meeting date on January 24, 2020 at 10 a.m.
  • Excerpts from draft minutes—not approved by the Board

Follow Up:

  • Mike Andries to work with bookkeeper and engineer to prepare a District budget for fiscal year ending March 31, 2021.

Engineer to do the following:

  • Finalize arrangements with contractor to make bulkhead cap repairs and place fill at approximately 20 locations in the District, to begin immediately.
  • Arrange a meeting with Galveston Bay Foundation on a possible oyster reef project to help shelter the main channel from shifting silt. Jane McKenzie, Michael Vigneault and Ben Carmine interested in attending.
  • Purchase no wake signs and have installed on the south channel.
  • Finalize a pictorial on bulkhead repair priority categories.
  • Finalize Maintenance Services Agreement and solicit interest.
Meeting Highlights- 2019-12-102020-02-01T13:03:01-06:00

Meeting Highlights- 2019-11-22

Here are the major actions taken by the Board at the meeting:

Approved an official statement and authorized its distribution to potential bidders on a $1.5 million bond issue to reimburse the developer for infrastructure.

Approved moving forward with bulkhead cap repairs and placement of fill at approximately 20 locations in the District.

Reviewed information from the engineer on the design of an oyster reef project to help shelter the main channel from shifting silt and designated Jane McKenzie, Ben Carmine and the District engineer to meet with Galveston Bay Foundation re possible options.

Added the capacity to send out email blasts to people who sign up on the District’s website at www.flamingoislesmud.com.

Designated a committee of Michael Vigneault and the District engineer to work on relocating spoil from the current spoil location.

Set next meeting at noon on December 10, 2019.

Excerpts from draft minutes—not approved by the Board

Meeting Highlights- 2019-11-222019-12-12T08:45:11-06:00

Meeting Highlights- 2019-10-07

Here are the major actions taken by the Board at the meeting:

Set the 2019 tax rate at $0.57—same rate as last year with $0.30 going to pay debt service and $0.27 going for maintenance and operations. Maintenance budget for next fiscal year is $275,000.

Authorized an additional maintenance budget of $10,000 through the end of the year to be used for bulkhead repairs on the repair list.

Authorized the engineer to get engineering proposals for design of an oyster reef project to help shelter the main channel from shifting silt.

Discussed the new website and authorized additional storage capacity. Director Andries described all the documents on the website, which can be viewed at www.flamingoislesmud.com.

Discussed moving forward with a $1.5 million bond issue to reimburse the developer for infrastructure. Received public comments on the proposal.

Excerpts from draft minutes—not approved by the Board.

Meeting Highlights- 2019-10-072019-12-12T08:45:29-06:00

Meeting Highlights- 2019-09-06

Here are the major actions taken by the Board at the meeting:

  • Proposed a 2019 tax rate of $0.57—same rate as last year. There will be a public hearing on the proposed tax rate at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 7, 2019.
  • Discussed the bond market and authorized the consultants to prepare updated documents for a $1.5 million bond issue to reimburse the developer for construction of infrastructure.
  • Reviewed construction progress. Dredging and Hurricane Harvey repair projects are substantially complete. Authorized a post dredging survey of the main channel.
  • Discussed future projects and authorized the engineer to set up a meeting with the project team at the Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Reviewed its Regulations on Bulkheads and Canals and decided no changes were necessary.
  • Changed the official location for posting of District notices to the guard shack at the entrance of Harborwalk.
  • Discussed roll-out of new District website.

Excerpts from draft minutes—not approved by the Board

Meeting Highlights- 2019-09-062019-12-12T08:45:35-06:00

Meeting Highlights- 2019-08-09

Here are the major actions taken by the Board at the meeting:

  • Received an unqualified opinion from its auditor and accepted the audit for fiscal year ending 3/31/19. Audit will be posted to the website as soon as it is finalized.
  • Received a tax rate recommendation from its financial advisor ($0.57—same rate as last year). The average residential homestead’s appraised value decreased 1.4% from last year.
  • Discussed the bond market and whether it should issue $1.5 million bond previously approved to reimburse developer for construction of infrastructure.
  • Reviewed recent construction progress.
  • Authorized engineer to obtain price for lab testing of the spoil to determine whether it is usable for fill in the neighborhood.
  • Authorized dredging of the south channel and replacement of channel markers in the main channel.
  • Discussed changing its policy on repairs of bulkhead caps now that it is using the Titan X-series for bulkhead caps.
  • Discussed state law regarding District’s ability to enter private land to make inspections, do work on its facilities.

Excerpts from draft minutes—not approved by the Board

Meeting Highlights- 2019-08-092019-12-12T08:45:39-06:00

Scoop the Poop

Stop disease-causing bacteria in its tracks, by keeping our waterways clean. Do your part!

At home:

  • Pick up every poop
  • Bag it
  • Put it in the trash
  • Repeat weekly

Away from home:

  • Always bring bags
  • Pick up every poop
  • Bag it
  • Put it in the trash

Veterinarians, garbage collectors and health professionals all agree that the trash is the safest way to dispose of your dog’s poop. Dog droppings left on grass wash into our storm drains, increasing the level of bacteria and making waterways unsafe for swimming and fishing.

Scoop the Poop2019-11-29T08:17:43-06:00

Hurricane Preparedness

It only takes one storm to change your life and community. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. If you live in an area prone to tropical cyclones, you need to be prepared. Learn how at Hurricanes.gov/Prepare

Determine Your Risk
Develop an Evacuation Plan
Assemble Disaster Supplies
Get an Insurance Checkup
Strengthen Your Home
Help Your Neighbor
Complete a Written Plan

Hurricane Preparedness2020-02-01T13:07:16-06:00