Spring-Klein-area park bonds, municipal utility district directors on May 1 ballot

While there are not many Spring- and Klein-area races in the upcoming May 1 election, there are a few local utility districts that will have items on the ballot for voters to consider. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
While there are not many Spring- and Klein-area races in the upcoming May 1 election, there are a few local utility districts that will have items on the ballot for voters to consider. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

While there are not many Spring- and Klein-area races in the upcoming May 1 election, there are a few local utility districts that will have items on the ballot for voters to consider. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

While there are not many Spring- and Klein-area races in the upcoming May 1 election, there are a few local utility districts that will have items on the ballot for voters to consider.

According to Harris County's sample ballot for the May 1 election, Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 82, which provides water services for homes and businesses along Cypresswood Drive east of I-45, will have an operation and maintenance tax election on the ballot. Voters will be asked to vote either for or against the following item:

  • Proposition A: An operation and maintenance tax for facilities authorized by Article XVI, Section 59, of the Texas Constitution, not to exceed 50 cents per $100 valuation of taxable property.


Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 217, which provides water services for the Heritage Village subdivision and Spring ISD's Heritage Elementary School, will have a directors election on the May 1 ballot. Voters will be asked to vote for none, one, two or three of the following candidates:


  • Jerry Lynn Ewing

  • Debra Nolan Johnson

  • Cordelia Janet Brown

  • Sharon Jones Taylor

  • Warren Orson Johnson


The Cy-Champ Public Utility District, which provides water services to neighborhoods along Cutten Road north of Cypresswood Drive, will have a park bond election up for consideration May 1. Voters will be asked to vote for or against the following proposition:


  • Proposition A: The issuance of bonds in the aggregate amount of $5.6 million for recreational facilities. Taxes sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds will be imposed.


The Timber Lane Utility District, which provides water services to several neighborhoods, including Spring Crossing, Park Spring, Cypress Terrace, Highland Glen, Maple Terrace, Werrington, Werrington Park and Arbor Trails, will have two propositions on the May 1 ballot. Voters will be asked to vote either for or against the following two items:


  • Proposition A: The issuance of bonds in the maximum amount of $50 million for water, sewer and drainage system improvements and the levy of ad valorem taxes sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on said bonds.

  • Proposition B: The issuance of bonds in the maximum of $5 million for recreational facilities and the levy of ad valorem taxes sufficient to pay the principal and interest on said bonds.


According to the Texas Secretary of State's website, while the deadline to register to vote in the May 1 election was April 1, the last day to apply for ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) is April 20. The polls will be open for early voting April 19-27 followed by election day May 1.


For more information about May 1 elections in Harris County, click here.
By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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