Monday, August 10, 2009

Special Evening Budget Meeting for The Woodlands Township scheduled for Tuesday, August 18, 2009

To include as many stakeholders as possible, the Woodlands Township has scheduled an additional meeting where the public can have input in this pivotal first year of taxation. On Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at 6 p.m. at The Woodlands Emergency Training Center, located on I-45, just north of The Woodlands, a presentation by Don Norrell will be given to set the stage for resident comments. The meeting will be preceded by displays of public safety vehicles from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and give the public a chance to meet and greet public safety officials in whose hands we have given the responsibility to protect The Woodlands.

Township President Don Norrell will present an overview of the key issues to be considered for the first year of the consolidation of The Woodlands Township and the services previously provided by the Community Associations of The Woodlands. The Township board is expected to adopt the 2010 budget and set the ad valorem property tax rate at the end of the month.

This is a perfect opportunity to let your opinions or concerns be known. If you are happy with the budget proposal, you can state that. Those people who have been working hard to keep taxes low and service levels high would be grateful. If not, your concerns will be heard and considered. They will be equally grateful because their goal is to serve the community with what it deserves - excellence.

Public safety team members who will have vehicles and personnel on site include the The Woodlands Fire Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Constable Precinct 3, Alpha and Omega Mounted Patrol, Montgomery County Hospital District and EMS.

To reach The Woodlands Emergency Training Center, take exit 79 off of I45 north. If you are already on the feeder, take the I-45 feeder road north past the intersection with highway 242, north of Harper’s Landing. Turn right at the training center sign and follow the road to the end. Watch carefully because the road to the training center is easy to miss.

Click here for the Google map

Additional resources
1Budget 2010 Police Proposal
2 Township Budget and Overview
3Woodlands Townhall meeting on the 2010 budget
42010 Township proposed budget
5Bonds for capital budget 2010-2015
6Woodlands Taxes and Budget 2010 - thoughts
7Woodlands Township Budget official webpage

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