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Fort Bend MUD 81 Board of Directors
Effective November 4, 2020 the MUD 81 Board of Directors will be composed of the following individuals:
  • Bob Machen (Re-elected effective November 4, 2020)
  • L. A. Meyers
  • Dan Riley (Re-elected effective November 4, 2020)
  • Jay Silverman (Elected effective November 4, 2020)
  • Steve Utterback
Bob Pfaffenberger

After 12 years of loyal service to MUD 81, Mr. Pfaffenberger chose not to run for re-election in 2020. Over the years, Bob has served as the Board’s representative on many AWBD committees, overseen various Board activities and served as the Board’s Vice President. Bob and his wife Sandy have been property owners in Weston Lakes since 1987 and residents since 2001.

Jay Silverman

Mr. Silverman joins the Board effective November 4, 2020. Jay has 40 years of operations management experience with several oil and gas firms, most in executive positions. He is also a Texas licensed insurance agent and a Certified Project Manager. Jay and his wife, Dale, have been Weston Lakes residents since 2012.

Financial Results – Fiscal Year 2019-2020
For the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, Fort Bend Municipal Utility District 81 had a surplus of funds from the Operating Budget. While the annual budget was planned for revenues to match expenditures, actual results showed revenues exceeding plans and expenses not occurring at expected levels. Water revenue, interest income and tax collections, which exceeded expectations, provided the majority of the revenue surplus. On the other hand, expenditure savings were generated primarily from district management expenses and a delay in infrastructure projects. The delayed infrastructure projects have been rescheduled for the 2020-2021 fiscal year and accounted for in 2020-2021 budget. Complete 2019-2020 financial results are available in the “Financial Information” tab.

The annual financial audit of the District’s activities will be posted on the Website when available.

TAX RATE FOR 2020: $0.360/$100
On September 22, 2020, the Board of Directors for Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District 81 approved the following tax rate for 2020:
Total Tax Rate(per $100 of appraised value):
$0.360
This rate is applied as follows:
Maintenance and Operations:
$0.170
Debt Service:
$0.190
For the 2020 tax year, the overall tax rate increased $0.015/$100 (4.35%), with the increase distributed as follows: $0.009 for Maintenance and Operations (M&O) and $0.006 for Debt Service (DS). The M&O increase is driven primarily by an allocation of $432,000 in the 2020-2021 operating budget for capital improvements to District infrastructure. These improvements, guided by a 10-year Capital Improvement Plan, include televising, cleaning, and rehabilitation of sewer lines in seven sections of Weston Lakes as well as $80,000 for emergency, unplanned projects. The DS increase is designed to cover debt service for $1,300,000 in bonds to be issued for repayment of infrastructure for Sections 3 & 4 of the Reserve at Weston Lakes and the replacement of an aging high pressure water tank at Water Plant #1..

MUD 81 Update – Covid 19
During this time of social distancing and self quarantine one thing still stands true, WATER still flows!

Residents need to know they will still see Inframark trucks and field personnel performing their daily tasks that are part of maintaining the collection and distribution systems.

The appropriate personal protective equipment will be used by personnel during these daily tasks. Also, we have asked them to keep the appropriate social distance (6 feet) ifapproached by a resident.

According to the World Health Organization, “the presence of the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies and based on current evidence the risk to water supplies is low.”

EPA’s drinking water regulations require treatment at public water systems to remove or kill pathogens, including viruses.

More CDC information is available at:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html

More EPA information is available at:https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-drinking-water-and-wastewater

Water: What You Pay For
Have you wondered what services your water bill covers. The Alliance for Water Efficiency video provides some answers.

  • During this time of social distancing and self quarantine one thing still stands true, WATER still flows!

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