Accomplishments

  • MUD 118 purchased the current playground facility in the Water Side Village section from the HOA for around $80,000.00 to allow the MUD to improve the property and install additional playground equipment for use by the subdivision residents. This to be completed in 2019.
  • Installation of additional park facilities including a splash pad next to the swimming pool; additional playground equipment at Barski Park and a new pavilion at Barski Park. Additional sidewalks are being added around the lake. All cost covered by an approved bond.
  • Lowered the Tax rates even with the cost of the planned Park Improvements Project and Mud 118 tax rate is the lowest in the surrounding communities except for Pecan Grove
    • 2012 – 0.77
    • 2013 – 0.77
    • 2014 – 0.75
    • 2015 – 0.70
    • 2016 – 0.70
    • 2017 – 0.68
    • 2018 – 0.68
    • 2019 – 0.68
  • Listened to residents’ concerns by establishing a Park Improvement Committee to determine the type of improvements needed
  • Reimburse the HOA each month for the cost of the street lights, allowing the funds to be put back into the community (approx.. $90,000 annually)
  • Reimburse the HOA for half of the monthly cost of the mosquito spraying
  • Provided the funds for the Annual Fourth of July Fireworks display.($25,000)
  • Installed a Channel Lock system around the banks of the Detention Pond (lake) to give structural support and eliminate the erosion of the bank
  • Replaced or repaired the sidewalks in the subdivision with no cost to the residents
  • Replacing the black rubber street seams that were removed by Hurricane Harvey
  • Improving the neighborhood parks by adding a Splash Pad by the pool, a Pavilion and additional playground equipment at both the Waterside Village Park and the Barski Park and a jogging trail around the lake.
  • Develop financial support arrangements and maintained interaction with Pecan Grove Volunteer Fire Department.
  • Developing and installing a reclaimed water system for irrigation systems for the whole subdivision.
  • Implementing a website for Fort Bend MUD 118.
  • Implemented an interconnect water supply between our MUD 118 and the Long Meadow Farms subdivision.
  • Sponsored Girl Scout Troup 290310 in a community recycling project
  • Sponsored the request from Girl Scout Troup 29031 to the Waterside Beautification Project by adding shrubs and a Bottle Bush tree near the pool area
  • Contributed to the funding of the shade structure over the basketball court at Oakland Elementary School
  • Held several Town Hall Meetings at Oakland Elementary School Cafeteria
  • Meets monthly and is open to the public for public comments
  • Pay monthly to maintain the lake area and the drainage ditch
  • Arranged to have the neighborhood streets cleaned last year.
  • Purchased metal security cages to protect the exposed water controllers in the sub division that were being vandalized for their copper parts.
  • Due to MUD paying for street lighting, HOA was able to provide covers over playground equipment in the neighborhood.
  • Completion and opening of the following Park Project Areas – Splash Pad next to the pool; new playground at Barski Park and new Pavilion at Barski Park; Jogging Trail Phase 1.