FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Feb. 26, 2018 -- The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency (WJPA) Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs) will provide property tax relief to area homeowners this year in the form of a 20 percent residential homestead exemption. This is the maximum homestead exemption currently allowed by law.
The WJPA MUDs, which include The Woodlands MUD No. 1, Montgomery County MUD Nos. 6, 7, 36, 39, 46, 47, 60, 67 and The Woodlands Metro Center MUD, unanimously voted to provide the tax relief at their January and February meetings.
WJPA General Manager James M. Stinson said, “This is a significant decision in the history of the WJPA MUDs. It is the culmination of years of hard work and sound financial stewardship by the MUDs to be able to provide this tax relief.”
Stinson noted that the WJPA MUDs have worked diligently for several years to reduce tax rates, minimize expenses, and build adequate contingency reserves to maintain the water, sewer and drainage infrastructure in The Woodlands.
Stinson said, “The exemption will result in only 80 percent of a home’s taxable value being subject to MUD tax. For example, a resident with a taxable home value of $250,000 will only have $200,000 of that value subject to MUD tax.” This homestead exemption will be reflected on the October/November 2018 WJPA MUD tax bills.
For more information about the exemption, please contact Mr. Stinson at 855-h2o-save.
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The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency received the 2017 “Our Great Region Award,” presented by The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) for the agency’s Defined Irrigation Schedule.
“Public participation is often cited as the foundation for successful planning projects,” said Jeff Taebel, Director of H-GAC’s Community and Environmental Planning. “The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency demonstrates that community organizations can work together to provide a meaningful participation process,” he added.
“The Our Great Region awards recognize outstanding projects in the Houston-Galveston Area Council 13-county region that advance the goals and strategies outlined in the Our Great Region 2040 Plan, which defines measurable goals for the region to be one of the world’s greatest places to live, work and succeed by the year 2040,” Taebel said.
“We are extremely pleased and honored with this award,” said James M. Stinson, P.E., General Manager of The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency. “You cannot place enough importance on having a reliable and sustainable drinking water supply. Water is essential in everything we do. This award is for all the residents of The Woodlands, our MUDS, The Woodlands Township and all the other supporters and promoters for this community to be a good steward of this vital resource.” Stinson added.
The award was presented in a ceremony at the H-GAC Four other organizations also received awards, including the City of Houston Bike Plan, the Bay City Community Development Corporation North Downtown Plan, the City of Rosenberg Seabourne Creek Park Nature Center and the Harris County/City of Pasadena Safe Routes to School Initiative.
The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) presented the second annual Our Great Region Awards in December 2017 to recognize outstanding local projects that advance goals and strategies identified in the Our Great Region 2040 plan.
Five local governments and organizations received awards across five categories, demonstrating innovative quality work focused on building a more vibrant Gulf Coast region.
The Awards Showcase highlights the 5 winners and recognizes their accomplishments as examples for others to follow.
To learn more about the winning projects take a look at the Our Great Region 2017 Showcase.
“We are extremely pleased and honored with this award,” said James M. Stinson, P.E., General Manager of The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency. “This award is for all the residents of The Woodlands, our MUDS, The Woodlands Township and all the other organizations that help significantly in our dedication toward saving water, a vital resource.,” Stinson added.
WJPA is a Toys for Tots official drop off point.
M-F 8:00 - 5:00 at 2255 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, TX.
For more information contact Shelley Lawson at 832-813-6901.
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