Accomplishments

  • The District sold bonds in 2017 in the amount of $4,000,000 for the purpose of constructing water and wastewater facility improvements. The attached documents below outline the current status for each active Capital Improvement Projects and financial summary of all previous and forecasted expenditures.
  • Water Side Village Park upgrades completed.
  • 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
    • 2020 – 0.65
  • 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 Sections 1, 2 and 3 opened.
  • New Village Park renovations.