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 south 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.


MOST RECENT

Cy-Fair ISD recently added 266 propane buses to its total fleet. Funded by the 2019 bond package, the buses account for approximately 30% of the district’s total fleet and provide cleaner emissions. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
Cy-Fair ISD's 2019 bond program funds new propane buses to replace diesel vehicles

Propane buses now account for about 30% of the district's entire fleet.

ExxonMobil moved employees from its Springwoods Village campus to a Hughes Landing to cure a default on a Montgomery County tax abatement. (Courtesy ExxonMobil)
ExxonMobil resolves tax abatement default; Home Depot distribution center taking over superfund site; and more top Houston-area news

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from the Houston area.

The University of St. Thomas is a private Catholic college in Houston. It also has a microcampus in downtown Conroe. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)
University of St. Thomas offering free tuition to first 500 students who apply

The online degrees are in the following fields: cybersecurity, network technology, electronic technology, general business, and alcohol and drug dependency counseling.

Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 has begun construction on the first of three phases for its new 43-acre, state-of-the-art campus located in Spring, according to a May 7 news release. (Courtesy Cypress Creek EMS)
Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 begins construction on new 43-acre campus

The campus will house ESD No. 11's new ambulance service, which is scheduled to launch Sept. 4 when the district's contract with current service provider, Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services, expires.

The Texas Department of State Health Services projects a significant shortage of nurses by 2032. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Q&A: Why Texas faces a growing nursing shortage and what can be done to address it

In 2018, the state health department estimated about 11% of the demand for nurses was not able to be met, and that number is expected to rise to 16.3% by 2032.

The practice is led by Stoni Johnston, who is a licensed and board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. (Courtesy Sulcata Psychiatry)
Sulcata Psychiatry in Vintage Park now scheduling appointments for June

Patients who schedule appointments for June prior to May 31 will receive a 15% discount.

POPPS opened in its new, larger location in Old Town Spring at 216 Midway St., Spring, on April 29. (Courtesy POPPS)
Gourmet popcorn shop POPPS moves to larger space in Old Town Spring

The self-proclaimed "Purveyors of Perfect Popcorn" boast more than 30 varieties of small-batch, artisan popcorn with flavors ranging from dill pickle and barbecue bacon to caramel pecan and cinnamon red hot.

HTV
Houston, Harris County annual addresses no longer hosted by Greater Houston Partnership over Texas voter bill dispute

Local leaders criticized the area chamber of commerce for not taking a definitive stance on two voting access bills currently being deliberated in the Texas Legislature.

The new location is Chipotle's first in Magnolia. (Courtesy Chipotle Mexican Grill)
Chipotle opens in Magnolia; get a sneak peek of new Houston aquarium and more metro news

Read the latest business and community news from the Houston area.

The business specializes in customized in-home consultations during which families will receive a fire safety plan specific to their house's floor plan and an age-appropriate, individualized plan for each family member. (Courtesy Fire Smart, LLC)
Fire Smart, LLC celebrates one year of providing fire safety education across Greater Houston area

The business specializes in customized in-home consultations during which families will receive a fire safety plan specific to their house's floor plan and an age-appropriate, individualized plan for each family member.

The Houston Interactive Aquarium & Animal Preserve's marine building has sharks, turtles, stingrays, alligators, fish and eels. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
UPDATED: Houston Interactive Aquarium & Animal Preserve opening delayed as attraction awaits final approval, inspections

The Houston Interactive Aquarium & Animal Preserve will open off Beltway 8 in the Humble area.