November 8, 2016 Bond Election
CLCWA is proposing a bond election to fund current and future requirements over the next 7 years for facility inspections, construction, rehabilitation, improvement and enhancement of the CLCWA utility system infrastructure and to comply with state and federal mandated regulations. The CLCWA financial consultants have advised that the proposed $88 million bond authorization is not projected to cause an increase to the current CLCWA tax rate for debt retirement of $0.22 per $100.00 property valuation over the next 7 years.
The $88 million includes estimated costs for the following:
- $13.9 million for water line rehabilitation and replacements including a nearly 50 year old 20” water main that serves parts of Camino South and Meadowgreen, water tank recoatings, a large generator replacement, and a joint venture with the City of Houston and other co-participants of the Southeast Water Treatment Plant to replace a water supply main on Hwy. 3;
- $16.8 million for wastewater rehabilitation and replacement including numerous lift station rehabilitations and upgrades, TV inspections and rehabilitation of the sanitary sewer lines, and a zinc and copper treatment system to meet state and federal mandated regulations;
- $33.3 million for rehabilitation and TV inspections of the storm sewer system, detention facility expansions and construction for flood control purposes (includes Exploration Green area, former golf course) and expansion of the reuse water system;
- $24 million for engineering, construction contingency, and fees.
CLCWA is also proposing to authorize $132 million in Refunding Bonds. Refunding Bonds are only issued to refund outstanding debt originally issued at a higher interest rate. Taking advantage of lower interest rates helps reduce bond debt and ultimately lowers overall costs to the tax payers.
Election Day is November 8, 2016 and voting will take place at your Harris County assigned precinct voting location. All registered voters within CLCWA's boundaries are eligible to vote. This election is being held jointly with Harris County so the proposed bond election will be on the same ballot as local and national elections. CLCWA uses the same precinct boundaries as the county, follows the Uniform Election Calendar, and the Texas State Election Code applicable to Special Districts. **Please note WCID #156 and WCID #161 residents are not eligible to vote in CLCWA's Bond Election since they are a district run by its own elected board members.**
For additional information on where to vote, early voting hours and locations, or other general election questions please see www.harrisvotes.com.
Additional related 2016 Bond Election documents:
2016 CLCWA Newsletter (click here)
Engineering Report (click here) - used as the basis for this bond election is effective through the year 2023
Copy of Official Ballot Language (click here)
Bond Election Official Notice (click here)
May 2016 Director's Election Results
CLCWA canceled the May 7, 2016 Election for 3 Board of Directors. Incumbents John Branch, and Robert Savely, and appointee John Graf were not contested.
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Exploration Green Detention Facility
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Reuse Water Information
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Last Update: 10/9/2016