The Sugar Land City Council on Tuesday adopted the 2017 assessment for the Enclave at Riverpark Public Improvement District and approved the issuance of $2.5 million in unlimited tax bonds for Imperial Redevelopment District.

2017 assessment set for Riverpark Public Improvement District

Council members set the 2017 assessment for the Enclave at Riverpark Public Improvement District at $1,005 per lot, a $6 decrease from the previous year’s, according to meeting documents.

Separate from property tax, the assessments are collected from homeowners in that district to finance infrastructure improvements in the Enclave at Riverpark subdivision, a 54-home, single-family residential development, according to meeting documents.

Issuance of $2.5 million in tax bonds approved

The council authorized Imperial Redevelopment District to issue $2.5 million in bonds. The proceeds will be used to retire 2017 bond anticipation notes and to pay part of the district’s infrastructure and construction costs for items such as a wastewater lift station, a water line extension, and land survey and design fees, according to meeting documents. Sugar Land will have no obligation to assume or repay the bonds.
The district, containing approximately 746 acres of land, is bordered by Hwy. 90 on its southern side, by Voss Road on its northern side, and by Hwy. 6 on its western side, according to meeting documents.

Contract for legal defense amended

Council members voted to amend its contract with the law firm representing the city in a lawsuit filed by two Sugar Land residents over the city’s use of red-light cameras, increasing the amount by $35,000.

Taylor, Olson, Adkins, Sralla & Elam was hired for a total of $49,500, according to meeting documents.
The 434th District Court in Fort Bend County ruled in the city’s favor July 24, but the plaintiffs filed an appeal, which will be handled by the First Court of Appeals in Houston.

The additional money will cover the cost of the appeal, according to meeting documents.