Flooding Information for April 20, 2016

On the night of April 17, 2016, the City of Houston and the surrounding areas began to experience a large amount of rainfall that ultimately created historic flooding in the early morning hours of April 18th. According to the Harris County Flood Control District, the northwest and north side of the city was hit particularly hard with 10 to 20 inches of rain measured.

The Board of Directors for the District would like to take this opportunity to inform the residents of actions that have been implemented in an effort to increase the drainage rate for the water in the Northern Point subdivision.

Currently, the District is running two large stationary pumps to siphon water out of the District.  The stationary pumps have run continuously since April 17th and will remain on until the water in the District completely drains.

In addition to the two large stationary pumps, the District has deployed two portable pumps.  The District has a 6″ temporary portable pump and the District rented an 8″ diesel portable pump in an effort to transport water from Northern Point to Ashford Grove.  The portable pumps are diverting water to the South instead of to the North where Willow Creek is already out of its banks.

The District respectfully requests the residents assist with clearing trash and debris from their property so that it will not impede drainage.  Additionally, the Board would like to remind residents that there can be unknown hazards when water is draining and the Board would like to advise that residents do not let their children play in the floodwater.

Notice of Election

TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 368 AND ALL OTHER INTERESTED PERSONS

Notice is hereby given that Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 368 (the “District”) will hold a Directors Election within and for the District on May 7, 2016 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., at Graceview Baptist Church, 25510 Tomball Parkway, Tomball, Harris County, Texas 77375 for the purpose of duly qualified resident electors voting for three (3) directors…  click here for entire notice [PDF]

Channel 11 story about HCCO

A recent KHOU Channel 11 investigation report uncovered discrepancies in patrol time billed to customers by the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Office (“HCCO”), in regard to contracts for patrol service in  certain utility districts and homeowners associations.  Channel 11 stated that utility districts and homeowners associations were not receiving their patrol amount contractually agreed to with HCCO.  The District would like to take this opportunity to inform its residents that the issues reported on Channel 11 pertain to split contracts, meaning, HCCO splits their time between out-of-district calls and calls  within  the district pursuant to the percentage amounts specified in the customer’s contract.  Harris County Municipal Utility  District No. 368 (“MUD 368”), has a 100% contract with the HCCO and the issues reported by Channel 11 do not pertain to MUD 368.   

NOTICE OF DEADLINE TO FILE APPLICATIONS FOR PLACE ON THE BALLOT

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NOTICE OF DEADLINE TO FILE APPLICATIONS FOR PLACE ON THE BALLOT
AVISO DE FECHA LÍMITE PARA PRESENTAR SOLICITUDES PARA
UN LUGAR EN LA BOLETA
THÔNG BÁO THỜI HẠN NỘP ĐƠN THAM GIA TRÊN LÁ PHIẾU BẦU CỬ
申請選票席位截止公告

Notice is hereby given that applications for a place on the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 368 Director’s Election ballot may be filed during the following time:
Filing Dates and Times:
Start Date: January 20, 2016 End Date: February 19, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Physical address for filing applications in person for place on the ballot: Johnson Petrov LLP, 2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 3150, Houston, Texas 77019

Address to mail applications for place on the ballot (if filing by mail): Johnson Petrov LLP, 2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 3150, Houston, Texas 77019

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Se notifica por la presente que las solicitudes para un lugar en la boleta de la Elección de Directores del Distrito Municipal de Prestacion de Servicos Publicos del Condado de Harris Nro. 368 se pueden presentar en el siguiente horario
Fechas y Horario para Entregar Presentaciones:
Fecha inicial: 20 de enero de 2016 Fecha Límite: 19 de febrero de 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Horario de oficina: lunes – jueves, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. y viernes, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dirección a física para presentar las solicitudes en persona para un lugar en la boleta: Johnson Petrov LLP, 2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 3150, Houston, Texas 77019
Dirección a donde enviar las solicitudes para un lugar en la boleta (si lo hace por correo): Johnson Petrov LLP, 2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 3150, Houston, Texas 77019

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Thông báo theo đây cho biết rằng các đơn xin cho một vị trí trên lá phiếu Cuộc Bầu Cử Giám Đốc Tieän Ích Thaønh Phoá Soá 368 Quaän Harris nên được đệ trình trong khoảng thời gian sau đây:
Ngày và Giờ Nộp Đơn:
Bắt đầu từ ngày: 20 thaùng Gieâng, 2016 Đến Ngày: 19 Thaùng Hai Naêm, 2016, 5 p.m.
Giờ Làm Việc: ngày thứ hai – ngày thứ năm, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; ngày thứ sáu, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Địa điểm đích thân đến nộp đơn xin tham gia trên lá phiếu: Johnson Petrov LLP, 2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 3150, Houston, Texas 77019
Địa chỉ để gửi các đơn xin tham gia trên lá phiếu (nếu nộp qua thư):
Johnson Petrov LLP, 2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 3150, Houston, Texas 77019 特此公告Harris 縣第74號水控制及改進區
號市政共用事業區 地區/管理區理事/監事選舉席位的申請可在下列時間提交:

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特此公告 Harris縣第368號市政共用事業區 地區/管理區理事/監事選舉席位的申請可在下列時間提交:
申請日期及時間:
開始日期:2016年1月20日 截止日期:2016年2二月19日, 5:00下午
辦公時間:星期一-星期四, 8:00上午 – 5:30下午, 星期五 8:00 a.m. – 1:00下午
親自申請選票席位地址:Johnson Petrov LLP, 2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 3150, Houston, Texas 77019
郵寄申請選票席位地址(如郵寄申請): Johnson Petrov LLP, 2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 3150, Houston, Texas 77019
/s/ Andrew P. Johnson, III
Andrew P. Johnson, III, Filing Officer
Oficial encargado
Nhân viên phụ trách đệ đơn
申請備案員
Oficial encargado
Nhân viên phụ trách đệ đơn
申請備案員
Johnson Petrov LLP
Attorney for the District
Abogado del Distrito
Luaät Sö ñaïi dieän Cô Quan
地區律師
2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 3150
Houston, Texas 77019

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF DESIGNATED AGENT

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NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF DESIGNATED AGENT
THE STATE OF TEXAS §
COUNTY OF HARRIS §
HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 368 §
TO THE RESIDENTS OF HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 368 AND ALL OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES:
The Board of Directors of Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 368 (the “District”) has appointed its Attorney, Johnson Petrov LLP, 2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 3150, Houston, Texas 77019, 713.489.8977, with office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. Friday as the District’s agent for the May 7, 2016 Directors Election to perform the duties set forth in Sections 31.122 and 31.123 of the Texas Election Code, as amended. The period during which the agent’s office will be open for election duties will be from Friday, March 18, 2016, through Thursday, June 16, 2016. All inquiries concerning the May 7, 2016 Directors Election should be directed to the District’s agent.
/s/ Roy P. Lackey
President, Board of Directors

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AVISO DE NOMBRAMIENTO DE REPRESENTANTE DESIGNADO
EL ESTADO DE TEXAS §
CONDADO DE HARRIS §
DISTRITO DE EMPRESAS DE SERVICIOS PÚBLICOS MUNICIPALES NO. 368 DEL CONDADO DE HARRIS §
PARA LOS RESIDENTES DE DISTRITO DE EMPRESAS DE SERVICIOS PÚBLICOS MUNICIPALES NO. 368 DEL CONDADO DE HARRIS Y TODAS LAS DEMÁS PARTES INTERESADAS:
La Junta Directiva de DE DISTRITO DE EMPRESAS DE SERVICIOS PÚBLICOS MUNICIPALES NO. 368 DEL CONDADO DE HARRIS (el “Distrito”) ha designado a su Abogado, Johnson Petrov LLP, 2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 3150, Houston, Texas 77019, 713.489.8977, como representante del Distrito para la Elección de Directores del 7 de mayo de 2016, a fin de cumplir con las obligaciones establecidas en las Secciones 31.122 y 31.123 del Código Electoral de Texas, según sus modificaciones. El horario de oficina del agente es de 8:00 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. de lunes a jueves y de 8:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. los viernes, con la excepción, del viernes 19 de febrero de 2016, día en que el horario e oficina del agente será de 8:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. El período electoral durante el cual estará abierta la oficina del representante designado para cumplir con las obligaciones electorales se extenderá desde el vierne 18 de marzo de 2016 hasta el jueves 16 de junio de 2016. Todas las consultas sobre la elección para directores del 7 de mayo 2016 deben ser dirigidas al agente del Distrito.
/s/ Roy P. Lackey
Presidente de la Junta Directiva
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THOÂNG BAÙO VEÀ VIEÄC BOÅ NHIEÄM ÑAÏI DIEÄN ÑÖÔÏC UÛY QUYEÀN
TIEÅU BANG TEXAS §
QUAÄN FORT BEND/HARRIS §
CÔ QUAN TIEÄN ÍCH THAØNH PHOÁ SOÁ 368 QUAÄN HARRIS §
THAÂN GÔÛI CÖ DAÂN CÔ QUAN TIEÄN ÍCH THAØNH PHOÁ SOÁ 368 QUAÄN HARRIS VAØ TAÁT CAÛ NHÖÕNG NGÖÔØI QUAN TAÂM KHAÙC:
Ban Giaùm Ñoác CÔ QUAN TIEÄN ÍCH THAØNH PHOÁ SOÁ 368 QUAÄN HARRIS (“Cô Quan”) ñaõ boå nhieäm Luaät Sö cuûa cô quan, Johnson Petrov LLP, 2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 3150, Houston, Texas 77019, 713.489.8977, laøm ñaïi dieän cuûa Cô Quan trong Giaùm Ñoác ngaøy 7 thaùng Naêm, 2016 ñeå thöïc hieän caùc nghóa vuï qui ñònh trong Muïc 31.122 vaø 31.123 cuûa Boä Luaät Tuyeån Cöû Texas, nhö ñöôïc tu chính. Giờ làm việc của phía đại diện từ 8:00 sáng đến 5:30 chiều, thứ Hai tới thứ Năm, và từ 8:00 sáng đến 1:00 chiều thứ Sáu, ng ại t ừ và hứ Sáu ngà 19 háng Hai Naêm, 2016, giờ làm việc của đại diện s từ 8:00 giờ sáng đến 5:00 giờ chiều. hời gian văn phòng phái đại diện mở cửa làm việc ch các nhiệm vụ t ng cuộc bầu cử là từ ngà thứ Naêm, 18 tháng Ba, 2016, đến ngà thứ Sáu, 16 tháng Sáu, 2016. ất cả các câu hỏi về Cuộc Bầu Cử Giám Đốc Điều Hành ngà 7 tháng Năm, 2016 nên liên hệ t ực tiếp với đại diện của Cơ Quan.
/s/ Roy P. Lackey
Chủ ịch, Ban Giám Đốc Điều Hành

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指定代理人委任公告
德克薩斯州 §
哈瑞斯縣 § Harris 縣第368號市政公用事業區 §
居民及所有相關各方
Harris 縣第368號市政公用事業區(此“區”)已指定此區的律師Johnson Petrov LLP, 2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 3150, Houston, Texas 77019, 713.489.8977,為本區代理進行2016年5月7日之理事選舉,執行德州選舉法第31.122及31.123修訂條例規定的職責。代理辦公時間為週一至週四上午8:00至下午5:30 ,週五上午8:00至下午1:00,除了星期五,2016年2月19日外,代理辦公時間應是上午8:00至下午5:00。在此期間代理辦公室將自2016年3月18日星期四起至2016年6月18日星期五止將開放進行選舉工作。所有有關2016年5月7日理事選舉之查詢均應交由地區代理。
/s/ Roy P. Lackey
理事會,理事

History

Harris County Municipal Utility District (MUD) 368 — originally known as Three Lakes MUD No. 1 — was created by order of the Texas Water Rights Commission (currently the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality – TCEQ) on December 13, 1973, to provide water and wastewater services to residents. Since that time, the District has added garbage collection, recycling and Harris County Precinct 4 Constable security services.

Harris County MUD #368 is managed by five elected Directors and is presently composed of nine subdivisions in various states of development: Three Lakes, Three Lakes East, Pinecrest Forest, Northpointe East, Willow Falls, StonePine, Northern Point, Ashford Place, and Ashford Grove. The total number of connections served are over 3,300.

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A friendly reminder – Detention Ponds

All of the Detention Ponds throughout the District can be used to exercise in or play in, but by no means are any motorized vehicles of any kind allowed in these areas as the posted signs state. MUD 368 has expended considerable funds to repair prior damage caused by operators of motorized vehicles. The District will prosecute if need be. The reason for this is that we don’t want any accidents and we would like to keep our green spaces in good conditions so everyone can enjoy them. The District plans on bringing the detention facilities up to acceptance condition in anticipation of turning over these facilities in the future to Harris County Flood Control District for maintenance. This will remove a large financial responsibility from the District and its customers.

Thank you for your cooperation!

F.Y.I For any Resident who has an alarm system

Please, contact your alarm company and advise them our neighborhoods have a security contract with Harris County Constable Precinct 4. In the event of an emergency at your home the phone number your alarm company needs to call is 281-376-2472. It has come to our attention that some alarm companies are calling Tomball and they will not respond.

Backflow Prevention Devices Help Safeguard the Water Supply

When water flows backwards through the water supply system, it is called backsiphonage or backflow. When that water is accidentally mixed with hazardous chemicals or bacteria, it can be dangerous…even fatal!

The danger could come from improperly installed pools and sprinkler systems. In many districts, homeowners are required to have their water district inspect a new pool or sprinkler system to help prevent this problem. (Check with your district about specific rules and regulations governing pools, spas, and irrigation systems.)

Another potential danger to the water system comes from a surprising source. Did you know that a common garden hose could contaminate the water supply if it is connected to a harmful substance and the pressure in the water main line drops while your hose is submerged in polluted or contaminated water? The water (and whatever is in it) could be sucked back into your pipes and your drinking water supply.

Water pressure drops can happen when firefighters battle a nearby blaze or when repairs are made due to a broken water line. This contamination could come from the chemicals used to fertilize and kill weeds on your lawn. The cleansers used in your kitchen and bathroom could be hazardous if swallowed, as could bacteria in the water from your pool or waterbed.

backfl1Fortunately, keeping your water safe from these contaminants is not that difficult to do. Take the following precautions to protect your drinking water:

  • Buy and install inexpensive backflow prevention devices for all threaded faucets around your home. They are usually available at hardware stores and home improvement centers.

  • If you install a pool or sprinkler system, have a representative from your water district inspect the device for proper installation, whether this is required or not.

  • Never submerge hoses in buckets, pools, tubs or sinks.

  • Always keep the end of the hose clear of possible contaminants.

  • Do not use spray attachments without a backflow prevention device. The chemicals used on your lawn are toxic and can be fatal if ingested.

Article reprinted with permission from waterdistrict.com

 

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