Why MUD’s Exist
A Municipal Utility District (MUD) is a special purpose governmental entity of the State of Texas. Regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the MUD’s primary function is to provide water, wastewater and in some cases, drainage services within its boundaries. A MUD may sell bonds, levy and collect taxes, provide and charge for water and sewer services, build infrastructure, condemn property, and make regulations to accomplish its purposes.
All Municipal Utility Districts are managed by an elected Board of Directors. Each Director on the Board is a resident or a property owner within the boundaries of the District. The Board of Directors conducts a meeting, usually every month to transact the business of the District. These meetings are open to the public, and you are welcome to attend the meetings of your District. For meeting information, please click the ‘District’ tab or contact the District’s Attorneys at (832) 789-1889.
For more information about TCEQ, please visit their official site at www.tceq.texas.gov.
District’s “Authority” Alliance
Central Harris County Regional Water Authority (the “Authority”)
Harris County MUD 304 is a member District of the Central Harris County Regional Water Authority. As a result of their purpose for the reduction of groundwater mandates set by the State of Texas, our District is now a converted customer of the “Authority” for “surface water”.
The “Authority” Public Meetings Dates: 1st Wednesday of the Month.
Location: IDS Engineering Group, Inc.
13430 Northwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77040
For more information, please visit their website at www.chcrwa.com.
Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 304 was established on May 1, 1985 by an Order of the Texas Water Commission, presently known as the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (the “Commission”), under the provisions of Chapters 49 and 54 of the Texas Water Code, as a separate government entity, empowered to purchase, operate and maintain all facilities, plants and improvements necessary to provide water, wastewater, storm sewer drainage and recreational services for the “Residents”, and businesses of the District. The District is recognized as a political subdivision of the State of Texas governed by an elected Board, consisting of 5 Members (Directors), and as otherwise, Public Officials.
It is historically this Board’s position to manage the District’s functions by being cognizant of several acts of policies.
- Keep property value high.
- Keep taxes low and/or maintainable not to risk loss of revenue needed from taxes.
- Pay off debts.
- Be cost effective with expenditures, and to increase savings where warranted.
- Invest in the District to improve daily quality of life.
- Protect and secure the infrastructure as well as the Residents and the public.
The District is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of five (5) Board members elected by the registered voters of the District, who manage and supervise all affairs of the District. Board members must either own property within the District or be a registered voter within the District. Each Board member is elected to serve a staggered four (4) year term. The District’s current Board members are as follows:
- LaFrances Moses, President, Term Expires: May 2026
- Michael Garrett, Vice-President, Term Expires: May 2026
- Rosalind Caesar, Term Expires: May 2024
- Leonard Cummings, Jr., Term Expires: May 2024
- Ann-Toinette Johnson-Preston, Term Expires: May 2024
Board of Directors Elections
The next directors election is scheduled for Saturday, May 4th, 2024. The District will establish the polling place(s) for the election, which will be provided in the Notice of Election.
Applications for a place on the ballot may be filed from January 17, 2024, to 5:00 p.m. local time on February 16, 2024. For information about the requirements for filing for candidacy for a position on the Board, please visit the Texas Secretary of State’s candidate website, at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/index.shtml.
Elecciones de la Junta Directiva
La próxima elección de directores está programada para el sábado 4 de Noviembre de 2024; El Distrito establecerá el(los) lugar(es) para la elección, los cuales serán provistos en el Aviso de Elección.
Las solicitudes para un lugar en la boleta de votación pueden presentarse desde el 17 de enero de 2024 hasta las 5:00 p.m. hora local del 16 de febrero de 2024. Para obtener información acerca de los requisitos para presentar la candidatura para una posición en la Junta, sírvase visitar ele sitio web del candidato del Secretario de Estado de Texas en https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/index.shtml.
District Contact Information:
- Name of Political Subdivision: Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 304
- Mailing Address: 2001 Timberloch Place, Suite 500, The Woodlands, TX 77380
- Phone: (832) 789-1899
- Fax: (409) 750-7367
- Email: email@example.com
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