SUBJECT: Petition for the City’s consent to the addition of two (2) tracts of land totaling 229.7972 acres to Sheldon Road Municipal Utility District.
RECOMMENDATION: Petition for the City’s consent to the addition of two (2) tracts of land totaling 229.7972 acres to Sheldon Road Municipal Utility District be approved.
SPECIFIC EXPLANATION: Sheldon Road Municipal Utility District (the “District”) was created through the County in 1959, and currently consists of 434.6135 acres within Harris County. The District is within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Houston (the “City”) and has petitioned the City for consent to add two (2) tracts of developed industrial land totaling 229.7972 acres, Transco Railway Products, Inc. and UTLX Manufacturing, LLC, to the District. The developed tracts are currently out of district water and wastewater customers and are requesting to be annexed so that they can qualify for in district rates. The proposed annexation tracts are located in the vicinity of US Highway 90, Miller Road 2, Garrett Road, and Vrana Road. The addition of land to 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 has a wastewater collection system and treatment facility. The annexation tracts will be provided with wastewater treatment by the Sheldon Woods Wastewater Treatment Plant. Potable water is provided by the District.
The nearest major drainage facility for Sheldon Road Municipal Utility District is Harris County Flood Control District Ditch Unit #G103-00-000, which flows into the San Jacinto River, then eventually into the Houston Ship Channel. Harris County Flood Control District Ditch Unit #G103-00-000 is within the San Jacinto River watershed. The proposed annexation tracts are within the 100 year floodplain (25%) and the 500 year floodplain (5%).
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 prior to their construction.
The Utility District Review Committee recommends that the subject petition be approved.
Carol Ellinger Haddock, P. E.
Houston Public Works