On June 11, Montgomery City Council unanimously approved an agreement with Montgomery ISD for waterline upgrades on the district’s career and technical education, and agricultural science centers, which are under construction.

Two-minute impact

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 26 for MISD’s CTE and agricultural science centers, which will be located along Lone Star Parkway between Buffalo Springs and Plez Morgan drives, as previously reported by Community Impact. To receive project permits from the city to complete the projects, waterline upgrades will need to be completed.

During its March 26 meeting, Montgomery City Council agreed to pay up to $75,000 of the cost for waterline upgrades needed at MISD’s CTE and ag centers. On June 11, council voted 4-0—with Mayor Pro Tem Casey L. Olson absent—to approve the agreement with the district.

The details

According to June 11 meeting documents, highlights of the agreement include:
  • MISD will add a sanitary sewer line and a publicly maintained waterline to the property’s boundary.
  • MISD will receive bids and award contracts for the waterline projects.
  • MISD will send city leaders an invoice for the city’s portion of the project costs.
  • MISD will pay tap and meter costs plus 200% as well as inspection costs.
  • After city engineer inspections, council will consider accepting the added waterlines for a one-year warranty period when the city will assume maintenance responsibility.
To read the full agreement, scroll through the June 11 meeting agenda below:

MISD leaders initially requested the city to fund 50% of the waterline upgrades, or about $112,177.

MISD leaders met with council members on Feb. 27 to discuss the project and upgrade requests. At that meeting, Montgomery City Administrator Gary Palmer said he was confident he and MISD leaders can “work the landscaping stuff out” without a vote from council.

The projects

MISD’s CTE and ag science centers are estimated to cost a combined $80 million total and are scheduled to be completed in July 2025, as previously reported by Community Impact. The projects are funded by the district's $326.9 million bond approved by voters in 2022.

In mid-November, preconstruction work began on MISD’s CTE and ag science centers. On Jan. 23, the MISD board of trustees approved the guaranteed maximum price of $65.3 million for construction costs on the projects.