Here are some updates of projects from WCID #12:
Vivian St Plant Contract
Notice to Proceed is March 28 with a completion date of July 25, 2016. The construction bid amount is $397,469 which includes the rehabilitation of the existing well with the addition of chloramine disinfection and site improvements (driveways, sidewalks, and fencing).
Completion of Kipp St Lift Station
Contractor is addressing the final Punch List items which should be completed the week of March 21. The lift station is operational. The original construction bid amount was $745,400 and the final construction cost is $715,978.
Water Line With City of Kemah
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) waterline project is under design along with the force main. This project is located along Kipp Street from 10th Street to Bel Road.
2094 Lift Station Upgrade
The concrete for the foundations have been placed and structural steel for the generator platform should be one site and under construction by the first week in April. The notice to proceed for this project was March 14 with a completion date of July 1. The bid amount is $205,844. This project is for the installation of an emergency generator for the District’s lift station located at FM 2094 and FM 146.
Water Storage Update from GCWS
The Gulf Coast Water Authority has installed the new water valves at the District’s ground storage tank (GST). These valves will allow for a constant rate of flow into the District’s GST.
Update on City of Kemah Sewer System
The remaining sanitary sewer rehabilitation will be included in an upcoming District 12 project (most likely the waterline project along FM 518).
We are now partners with the Cease The Grease Campaign! This campaign, coordinated by The Galveston Bay Foundation, is directed towards five target audiences: homeowners, apartment dwellers, schools, and restaurants. The goal of the campaign is to educate these audiences to properly dispose of FOG, recycle used cooking oil, and properly maintain grease traps in restaurants to prevent harmful bacteria from polluting Galveston Bay.
When cooking waste like fats, oils, and grease (FOG) go down the drain, sewer pipes get blocked or damaged. These clogged pipes cause sewer overflows which introduce harmful bacteria into Galveston Bay and the environment. Protect your home and the bay by properly disposing of FOG.
For more information, please visit: CeaseTheGrease.net
The Galveston County Water Control & Improvement District No. 12 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2015 on September 14, 2015 at 7:00 PM at 524 Cien St. Kemah, TX.
Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.
For the proposal: Ed Link, Nancy McDonald, Theresa Gale, Greg Collins
Against the proposal: None
Present and not voting: None
Absent: Linda Merryman
The following table compares taxes on an average residence homestead in this taxing unit last year to taxes proposed on the average residence homestead this year.
NOTICE OF TAXPAYERS’ RIGHT TO ROLLBACK ELECTION
If taxes on the average residence homestead increase by more than eight percent, the qualified voters of the district by petition may require that an election be held to determine whether to reduce the operation and maintenance tax rate to the rollback tax rate under Section 49.236(d), Water Code.
Here is the latest Kipp Street Lift Station project schedule.
Kipp St LS-Construction Schedule-8-24-15 (PDF download)