The Woodlands Township likely to revisit incorporation study this summer

The Woodlands Township could resume incorporation study discussions this summer, said board of directors Chair Gordy Bunch at an April 28 meeting. (Screenshot via The Woodlands Township)
The Woodlands Township could resume incorporation study discussions this summer, said board of directors Chair Gordy Bunch at an April 28 meeting. (Screenshot via The Woodlands Township)

The Woodlands Township could resume incorporation study discussions this summer, said board of directors Chair Gordy Bunch at an April 28 meeting. (Screenshot via The Woodlands Township)

The Woodlands Township officials expect to resume the township's incorporation study, which was paused last March when the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent shutdowns began.

Board of directors Chair Gordy Bunch said at an April 28 board meeting township staff would begin to circulate meeting dates for additional special planning sessions in which the board can complete the tasks begun in 2019.

Meetings could start occurring around June, he said.

Bunch said the study must be completed before the board can decide whether to put incorporation on a ballot for public vote.

"We have to finish the actual study, adjust to the current financial conditions of the community ... create public communication, hold public forums, there is a lot to do," he said.


The last day an item can be placed on the ballot for a November election this year is Aug. 16.

When the study was paused last year, the board had approved a provisional maximum initial tax rate of $0.2862 per $100 assessed value and was preparing to plan community engagement such as forums. Some information in the study will need to be updated due to economic changes over the past year, Bunch said.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.