Frequently Asked Questions

Board

MUD 113 is governed by a Board of five directors, who have equal voting authority. Each director serves a staggered 4-year term, with elections in May of every even-numbered year. For example, two directors were elected in May 2016 and serve until May 2020. The remaining three directors are elected in May 2018 and serve until May 2022. There are no current term limits for directors.

We’d love to hear from you and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please click here to access the districts contact form.

All meetings of the Board of Directors are open to the public. Meetings are conducted at 9:00 AM on the THIRD Monday of each month at the following address:

The Palm, 251 Central Pine Street, Montgomery, Texas 77316

If you would like to contact the Board of Directors or obtain any public records of MUD 113, you may send a written request to MUD 113’s attorney at the following address:

Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 113
c/o The Muller Law Group, PLLC
202 Century Square Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77478
publicinformationactrequest@mullerlawgroup.com

If you have any questions regarding services provided by MUD 113, you may also contact the providers listed above.

There are 5 precincts that cover Board positions. If an opening occurs outside of a regularly scheduled election cycle, all residents in that precinct are invited to apply for the position. The Board then interviews candidates and selects one. If it is during the normal election cycle, interested candidates would complete the appropriate documentation and become part of an election.

Formal request for MUD 113 records may be submitted here. Responsive records will be provided in accordance with the Texas Public Information Act. We encourage you to take a look on our website for immediate information. Numerous records are readily available on this website without the need for a formal records request. If you believe there are additional records that would beneficial to members of the public, please drop us a note, and MUD 113’s website committee will consider adding or modifying the website to make those records more readily available or easier to find.

Below are the months in which MUD Board meetings address specific issues, but it can change as directed by the Board.

  • March Meeting – Board considers and votes to approve Resolution Concerning Tax Exemptions.
  • April Meeting – Draft budget for Maintenance and Operations submitted to the Board.
  • May Meeting – Board votes to approve Maintenance and Operations Annual Budget.
  • August Meeting – Proposed tax rates submitted to Board by the Board’s Financial Consultant.
  • September Meeting – Public Hearing on Proposed Tax Rates & Board votes to approve proposed tax rates.

Reoccurring yearly topics include exemptions where a first discussion is held at a Board meeting in February with a final Board vote in March, and the Budget, with a first discussion held at the April Board meeting and a final Board vote in May.

MUD 113’s Board of Directors engages qualified contractors, consultants, and service companies to provide services to its residents. All contractors, consultants, and service providers serve at the discretion and direction of the Board. MUD 113 currently has no employees.

Wastewater and Drainage
Design: LJA Engineering
Maintenance and Billing: Municipal Operations & Consulting, Inc.

Garbage Collections
Provider: Waste Management
Billing: Included with monthly wastewater bill

Roads
Design: LJA Engineering
Maintenance: Montgomery County

Park and Recreational Facilities
Design: TBG
Maintenance: MUD 113
board@mcmud113.com

Construction for MUD 113 Improvements
Contracts are awarded in accordance with competitive bidding laws applicable to MUDs.

Attorney and Official Record Keeper
The Muller Law Group, PLLC

Financial Advisor
Robert W. Baird, Inc.

Bookkeeper
Myrtle Cruz, Inc.

Tax Assessor/Collector
Assessments of the Southwest, Inc.

Auditor
McGrath & Co.

Finances & Taxes

MUD 113’s Board of Directors engages qualified contractors, consultants, and service companies to provide services to its residents. All contractors, consultants, and service providers serve at the discretion and direction of the Board. MUD 113 currently has no employees.

Wastewater and Drainage
Design: LJA Engineering
Maintenance and Billing: Municipal Operations & Consulting, Inc.

Garbage Collections
Provider: Waste Management
Billing: Included with monthly wastewater bill

Roads
Design: LJA Engineering
Maintenance: Montgomery County

Park and Recreational Facilities
Design: TBG
Maintenance: MUD 113
board@mcmud113.com

Construction for MUD 113 Improvements
Contracts are awarded in accordance with competitive bidding laws applicable to MUDs.

Attorney and Official Record Keeper
The Muller Law Group, PLLC

Financial Advisor
Robert W. Baird, Inc.

Bookkeeper
Myrtle Cruz, Inc.

Tax Assessor/Collector
Assessments of the Southwest, Inc.

Auditor
McGrath & Co.

Each year, the MUD 113 Board establishes an annual budget based on its projected revenue and expenses in determining the tax rate and financing plan for capital improvements. The Board must carefully consider both debt service requirements as wells as operation and maintenance needs. As property value in MUD 113 grows as a result of new development, and as debt service requirements go down as a result of payments of principal, MUD 113 taxes generally decrease.

Although most bonds issued by MUD 113 are supported by an unlimited tax rate pledge, the issuance of bonds by MUD 113 is subject to strict regulatory review and approval. MUD 113 must meet certain financial feasibility requirements prior to approval of the sale of bonds by either the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality or the Attorney General of Texas. For detailed information regarding MUD 113’s bonds, please see the Electronic Municipal Market Access website maintained by the MSRB.

In addition, MUD 113’s property tax bills are based on appraised value. Therefore, you may also contact the Montgomery Central Appraisal District if you believe your current home’s assessed value is inaccurate.

The MUD 113 bill covers all of the cost to provide garbage service and a portion of the cost to provide sewer service. The MUD 113 taxes pay for debt service on district debt, maintenance of district facilities (including that portion of the sewer costs not covered by the monthly bill), and administrative costs. These maintenance of district facilities costs include maintenance of the sanitary sewer, drainage and detention facilities, major roadways and certain public park and recreational facilities, street lighting and additional law enforcement patrols within the community.

Our 2023 MUD property taxes are based on a total MUD district property valuation of over $1.86B with an overall tax rate of $.64 per $100 of valuation, assuming 98% collections, and resulting in total tax levy of over $11.6M, with an average residential property tax of $3,146.66.

Our current budget year is from June 1, 2023 through May 31, 2024.

For the 2024 tax year, MUD 113 increase the tax exemption to $20,000 tax exemption for Age 65 or Older and/or Disabled.

Our June 1, 2023 to May 31, 2024 Maintenance and Operations budget is about $5.4M, which supports the maintenance of our sewer infrastructure, our share of the wastewater treatment plant, and park facilities. (Montgomery County assumes all maintenance costs on the roads and bridges after the first year of being completed.)

As of May 31,2023 we owe about $128.4M in total bond indebtedness, bonds which were previously sold to pay for the building of roads, bridges, sewer infrastructure, wastewater treatment plant, parks, and park facilities.

Our debt service payment (bond principal and interest) for this budget year is about $8.7M and increases each year until 2036 to about $9.4M. In 2037, our debt service payments begin to decrease, with our total bond indebtedness, for existing bonds, being paid off by 2048.

Since we are approaching the time when the developer (Johnson Development) will leave Woodforest, the MUD Board should not need to sell additional bonds, unless due to a future emergency, major repair, or needed expansion.

According to terms of annexation when our MUD was created, our MUD should be annexed by the City of Conroe in 2037, where we will owe a remaining bond indebtedness of about $8.9M, and when our MUD may be operated by what is defined as a “limited district”.

General

A municipal utility district (or “MUD”) is a governmental entity that acts to provide limited public services. In Woodforest, which is not within any city limits, MUD 113 acts to provide certain municipal functions – specifically, public wastewater collection and treatment, drainage, major road improvements, garbage collection, and public park and recreational facilities.

In order to pay for the public facilities and services to its constituents, MUD 113 (i) charges monthly usage fees to cover wastewater and garbage collection services and (ii) levies an annual property tax, which allows MUD 113 to pay for the debt service on bonds issued by MUD 113 and other operation and maintenance expenses.

We’d love to hear from you and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please click here to access the districts contact form.

All meetings of the Board of Directors are open to the public. Meetings are conducted at 9:00 AM on the THIRD Monday of each month at the following address:

The Palm, 251 Central Pine Street, Montgomery, Texas 77316

If you would like to contact the Board of Directors or obtain any public records of MUD 113, you may send a written request to MUD 113’s attorney at the following address:

Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 113
c/o The Muller Law Group, PLLC
202 Century Square Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77478
publicinformationactrequest@mullerlawgroup.com

If you have any questions regarding services provided by MUD 113, you may also contact the providers listed above.

Public streets are maintained by Montgomery County. If there is a problem with a street, residents should contact the County Commissioner’s office at (936) 442-7766 or visit the County Commissioner’s website.

MUD 113 owns and operates the wastewater treatment plant which services both MUD’s. As such we have a financial agreement with MUD 121 to provide financial payments for their share of their residential footprint.

Services

Although MUD 113 does not provide water service, Mid-South Synergy can provide information regarding water quality. On an annual basis, Mid-South Synergy provides all customers a consumer confidence report, which provides water quality data on water supplied to residents in MUD 113.

Each month you receive a wastewater bill from Municipal Operations & Consulting, Inc. The bill covers the following expenses:

  • Wastewater & Garbage Collection – based on the Rate Order adopted by MUD 113’s Board.

MUD 113 is responsible for maintenance of the storm sewers, drainage ditches and detention ponds.

Mid South Electric is responsible for street light maintenance. To report an outage or damage to a street light, please call (281) 367-5511 or visit MOC’s website.

MUD 113 owns and operates the wastewater treatment plant which services both MUD’s. As such we have a financial agreement with MUD 121 to provide financial payments for their share of their residential footprint.

The Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2001 for the purpose of preserving, conserving, and protecting Montgomery County’s groundwater supplies. LSGCD mandated in 2011 that large volume groundwater users were to file Groundwater Reduction Plans (GRP) to show how they would reduce their 2009 usage by 30% by January 1, 2016.

The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) is a government agency formed in 1937 whose mission is to manage the water resources of the San Jacinto River basin which includes all of Montgomery County.

In order to comply with the LSGCD requirement, SJRA developed its GRP in 2011 to be a collaborative countywide solution that would be open to any and all utilities in the county. The centerpiece strategy is to treat and pump surface water from Lake Conroe to selected utilities in Conroe and the Woodlands to achieve the overall average 30% reduction in groundwater usage. Over 160 large volume groundwater users elected to join this consortium. Project costs to design and construct the facilities needed to deliver surface water are being funded through pumpage fees assessed to member utilities.

Mid-South Synergy (MSEC) is a large volume groundwater user that provides drinking water to certain unincorporated areas of Montgomery County including the Woodforest community under a state Certificate of Convenience and Necessity which grants exclusivity of supply. Woodforest MUD 113 has no wells of its own and is under contract with MSEC for water supply. MSEC elected to join the SJRA GRP, so our water is a mix of existing groundwater and new surface water. Groundwater rates are set by MSEC, and the additional pumpage fees are set by SJRA.

For additional information on this topic, please contact:
LSGCD at (936) 494-3436
SJRA at (936) 588-3111
MSEC at (936) 825-5100

Consistent with our rate order and in conjunction with MSEC via a separate agreement, delinquent homeowners are notified by letter that their water service will be cut off by a certain date. They are also given the opportunity to appear before the Board at a regular meeting to explain extenuating circumstances before the cutoff date.

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Monday, July 15, 2024 at 9:00 AM