Last month, we announced the death of Doug Fyfe, one of our longtime resident directors of Fort Bend County MUD No. 187. Doug’s death created a vacancy on our Board. Under State Law, the Board appoints a replacement director to serve out Doug’s remaining term, which expires in May, 2020.
The Board is committed to proper and efficient communication to District residents, and particularly wants to ensure proper notice of the vacancy is given to all District residents.
The District is a political subdivision of the State of Texas, created to provide water, sewer, drainage, park and road facilities to our residents. The Board oversees the issuance of bonds to reimburse the developer of the District who has pre-funded our water, sanitary sewer, drainage, and park and road systems, sets the annual property tax rate to pay the debt service on the bonds and to operate and maintain the District. Because the District is a political subdivision of the State of Texas, if appointed, you would be a “public officer” of the State. There are both qualifications and disqualifications to serve on the Board. To be qualified, you must be a resident citizen of the District. The disqualifications for service are generally the following: (1) you cannot be related to any of the other Directors within the 3rd degree by blood or marriage, (2) you cannot be an employee of the developer, a director, the District’s engineer or attorney or other company providing professional services to the District, and (3) a party to a contract with the District. A complete list of disqualifications is found in Section 49.052 of the Texas Water Code.
The Board previously attempted to post this Notice to notify residents the Board was accepting applications from interested District residents to fill the vacancy. The Board attempted to post this Notice via the Del Webb Sweetgrass Homeowners Association (the “HOA”) e-blast and on the Lake House bulletin board. The HOA refused to post the Board’s Notice regarding the Board vacancy. Due to the HOA’s refusal to distribute Notice of the Board vacancy, the most economical and efficient means to communicate with District residents, the Board has authorized the District’s tax assessor collector to mail this Notice to every property owner in the District to ensure proper notice. In light of the HOAs refusal to post the Board’s Notice of Board vacancy, subsequently delaying the proper noticing of District residents, the Board has decided to extend the application deadline to May 7, 2019.
If you have questions about your qualification or disqualification, or if you are interested in applying for the open position on the Board, please send your questions and resume to email@example.com by May 7, 2019. The Board will consider all qualified applications and notify potential candidates of the next steps after the Board’s regular meeting on May 14, 2019.
The Board of Directors
David Vrshek, President
Larry J. Junek, Vice President
Sam Mayson, Secretary
Donna Coleman, Assistant Secretary