FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For obvious reasons not all details will be disclosed! Not all changes will happen overnight. It’s a step by step process. Please note that this system cost will be totally integrated in next year assessment. Our bill will be reduced to one assessment only. We will not have a separate assessment for security starting in 2021. This is a direct saving for enhanced services and residents will pocket ($100) the difference! 🙂

  • Constable 7 days/week
  • Remote security monitoring and alerting system for day & night coverage
  • 24/7 HD Video in multiple locations
  • Guard Shack manned on a random schedule

So in 2 years we moved from a non members approved “mandatory fee” (2019 and prior) to a voluntary fee (in 2020) and now to an integrated fee starting in 2021. As promised, the BOD will be able to integrate the fee by trimming the main expenses across all large and small budget items.

We ask residents to refrain from advertising our security system on ND or other pubic forum.​

The following responsibilities listed on Precinct 4 maintained roads and ditches can be requested via phone call to our main office at (281)577-8919 (option 3) or can be e-mailed to barbara.smith@mctx.org

E-mailed requests must include:

  1. Your full name;
  2. Your physical address or area of concern (listed by street name);
  3. Cross street (intersection) closest to your physical address or area of concern;
  4. Brief description regarding the nature of the problem/request for service;
  5. Valid daytime phone number where you can be reached.

Service requests include:

  1. Precinct 4 maintained roadway issues/service requests including:
    1. Roadway deterioration;
    2. Potholes/patching requests;
    3. Dead trees across roadway or in county right of way.
  2. Precinct 4 maintained right of way issues/service requests including:
    1. Sign problems (missing or defaced street, stop, or roadway signs);
    2. Drainage issues;
    3. Ditch or culvert cleaning;
    4. New culvert setting (FEES APPLY, see notes below);
    5. Mowing requests along Precinct 4 right of ways.

Yes we have done some work but…  probably 2 of the most important projects that could have make a difference were in the end not approved by the county.  Digging the ditch deeper is often not the solution.  Finding a way out for the water is.
 
What the POA, the individuals or the county can should, could or must have do/done is not a simple answer.  Let’s keep in mind that the ability to pay for the correct solution is also a big part of this equation.  
 
I would strongly advise against using social media to get resolution.  Pointing fingers will likely be the outcome with negative returns.
 
Having said that, we need to talk about it.  We sure have found out that it is not cheap and that progress are slow due to weather. Contractors that have a small window to perform any work pilling up on their book and we are often not number 1.
 
Solutions:
 
1) It’s always good for each owner to report to the county the specific culverts or ditches that deserve TLC and working together is better than the alternative.
4) Encourage residents to call/e-mail the county
2) Find a way out for the water.  We have asked before we’ll ask again.
3) Give your time to help find and implement possible solutions.
 
Thank you,
Sincerely,
Thibaut
 (Update 06/29/2020)