SUBJECT: Petition for the City’s consent to the creation of 620.6117 acres as Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 539 (Key Map No. 404T, N, P, S, U, Q, Y, X, W).
RECOMMENDATION: Petition for the City’s consent to the creation of 620.6117 acres as Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 539 be approved.
SPECIFIC EXPLANATION: The owners of 620.6117 acres of land, located within Harris County and in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City, have petitioned the City for consent to create a district. All of the land to be developed is vacant and is proposed to be developed as single family residential and commercial property. The proposed annexation tract is located in the vicinity of Beckendorf Road, Pitts Road, FM 529 (Freeman Road), and Katy Hockley Road. The creation of the district does not release it from the City’s extraterritorial jurisdiction.
The Utility District Review Committee has evaluated the application with respect to wastewater collection and treatment, potable water distribution, storm water conveyance, and other public services.
The District will have a wastewater collection system and treatment facility. The District’s proposed wastewater treatment plant will be Harris County MUD No. 539 Wastewater Treatment Facility. Potable water will be provided by the district.
The nearest major drainage facility for Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 539 is South Mayde Creek, which flows into Buffalo Bayou, and finally into the Houston Ship Channel. The proposed annexation tract is in the 100 year floodplain (98.4%) and partially in the 500 year floodplain (1.6%).
By executing the Petition for Consent, the district has acknowledged that all plans for the construction of water conveyance, wastewater collection, and storm water collection systems within the district must be approved by the City of Houston prior to their construction.
The Utility District Review Committee recommends that the subject petition be approved.
Carol Ellinger Haddock, P. E.
Houston Public Works