The Board of Directors of Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 105 (“District”) met at 1825 North Mason Road, Katy, Harris County, Texas 77449 on October 16, 2017. In attendance were Pamela Brandenburg - President, Charles LaConti - Vice President, Kathy Cones - Secretary, Barbara Lynch - Director and Ginger Furlong - Director. Also present were Kristen Scott, Jeff Vogler, Adam Kupstas, Lynnette Tujague, Greg Dubiel, and G. Taylor Goodall, Jr.
The Board considered the consent agenda. Subject to that discussion, upon motion duly made and seconded, the Board unanimously approved the Consent Agenda as presented.
The Board considered public comment and a Harris County Sheriffs Deputies report. There was brief discussion regarding graffiti abatement measures. The Board considered the status of District facilities and operations after Hurricane Harvey and whether any FEMA claim and/or emergency repairs are necessary. After a report from District operator and engineer regarding the facilities and Harvey and post Harvey operations, it was decided no FEMA claim is necessary.
John Howell presented a tax rate analysis and the Board engaged in lengthy debate regarding the rate to advertise for consideration at an October public hearing. After discussion, upon motion duly made and seconded, the Board unanimously authorized publication of am $0.80 total tax rate and called a public hearing for the regularly scheduled meeting to be held on October 16, 2017. The Board considered a Resolution Adopting Operating Budget for Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2017. The Board reviewed the budget with Lynette Tujague and offered minor comments for incorporation. Subject to that discussion, upon motion duly made and seconded, the Board unanimously approved the Resolution Adopting the Operating Budget for Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2018 subject to incorporation of the comments. Similarly, the Board considered engagement of BKD to perform that required annual audit. Subject to that discussion, upon motion duly made and seconded, the Board unanimously approved engagement of BKD to perform the FYE 2017 audit.
Jeff Vogler presented an engineer’s report and reviewed the status of the design projects with the District and it was decided that an item for scheduling a WWTP tour shall be placed on the October meeting agenda. Application for payment No. 17 in the amount of $19,335.35 was recommended for approval for the WWTP expansion project as was application for payment No. 6 in the amount of $131,194.97 for Jasmine Heights Section 8 utilities. Mr. Vogler then gave a brief update regarding the West Little York widening project status. Subject to further review and discussion, upon motion duly made and seconded, the Board unanimously approved Mr. Vogler’s report as presented
Adam Kupstas presented a developers report. Mr. Kupstas reported that DR Horton is moving forward with plans for the Jasmine Heights expansion as previously discussed.
Finally, The Board discussed the recent engagement of Municipal Financial Services, LLC for District analysis and metrics report. Upon motion duly made and seconded, the Board ratified engagement of Municipal Financial Services, LLC with Director LaConti abstaining from the motion.
The Harris County Municipal Utility District (MUD) Board #105 is an independent governmental agency that is separate from the Settlers Village Homeowners Association (SVHOA).