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November 22, 2017

Government

Sugar Land Water Tanks to be Restored

The City of Sugar Land under contract with CFG Industries, is expected to begin rehabilitation of two water tanks in the Woodchester Water Plant during the first week of January. Rehabilitation of both tanks is expected to take 365 calendar days and, according to a news release posted by the city of Sugar Land, is

Sugar Land Approves Annexation

The Sugar Land City Council approved plans to officially incorporate the communities of Greatwood and New Territory  on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. The annexation will increase Sugar Land’s population by 34% according to a press release on the city’s website. Residents of Greatwood and New Territory will gain enhanced public services, and current Sugar Land

Ft. Bend Property Tax Error Mailed

The Fort Bend Central Appraisal District has announced that 145,656 taxpayer accounts were recently mailed incorrect property tax assessment notices for 2015.  In some cases, the amount shown may be more than double the correct amount. Officials at the tax office have stated that the flawed mailing was due to human error during processing, and

Updated FEMA Flood Maps

On April 1, 2014, newly updated Fort Bend County flood plain maps will become official.  This will have an immediate effect on the insurance rates paid by many property owners in Fort Bend County.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mapping project is an ongoing nationwide effort to update and modernize aging flood hazard maps.

$3 Million TERP Grants

8-20-2013 – H-GAC has $3 million available in Regional Texas Emission Reduction Plan (TERP). This program allows local governments from counties in the eight hour ozone non-attainment region (Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller) to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by replacing qualifying heavy duty diesel vehicles or equipment.

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