Katy City Council swears in Janet Corte, Chris Harris, Mayor Pro Tem Durran Dowdle: 2 things to know from Monday’s meeting

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The Katy City Council bench looked a bit different yesterday after Janet Corte and Chris Harris were sworn in at the beginning of the meeting. Harris won the race for the city’s the At Large seat on May 5, while Corte won against incumbent Ray Boothe to represent Ward A on the north side of Katy. Mayor Pro Tem Durran Dowdle was sworn in for another term alongside the new members.

Here are two highlights from the Monday evening meeting:

1. Council votes to permit in-city municipal utility districts to issue more than $4.5 million in bonds

The council voted unanimously to allow the Fort Bend County MUD No. 199 and the Harris-Waller Counties MUD No. 2 to issue the bonds. The bond package for the Fort Bend County MUD will raise nearly $1.4 million, while the the Harris-Waller MUD will raise nearly $3.2 million. Funds raised will repay developers for water, sewer and street infrastructure installed on behalf of the MUDs in the Falls at Green Meadows subdivision, City Attorney Arthur Pertile said.

2. Council votes to authorize the mayor to execute an agreement with Greater Harris County 911 and Fort Bend County MUD 151

The agreement will incorporate the fire station that services the Firethorne subdivision into the service area maps for the subdivision, according to city documents. The City Council approved an agreement with Fort Bend County MUD 151 for Katy Fire Department staff to man that fire station at their last regular meeting on April 23.

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R. Hans Miller
R. Hans Miller joined the Community Impact team in June 2017. He is a recent graduate of Texas State University's College of Journalism and Mass Communication, a U.S. Army veteran, husband and father. He is originally from Montana. He has written for VoiceBox Media and the San Marcos Daily Record, among others. He covers city government, emergency services, local business development and other topics for the Katy area.
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