Hurricane Harvey Recovery

It was just over a year ago that Hurricane Harvey devastated Southeast Texas and recovery has been ongoing ever since.  FBCLID 2 has been actively working on a variety of projects to improve flood control, drainage, and communications throughout the District.  FBCLID2 will host a public meeting on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 to discuss the District’s Harvey response with FBCLID 2 residents.  The meeting will be co-hosted with the City of Sugar Land, and updates on City drainage projects will also be featured during this meeting. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm and will be held at Sugar Land City Hall in the City Council Chambers (2700 Town Center Blvd. North, Sugar Land, TX).

The following is brief project summary outlining major projects included in the FBCLID 2 Hurricane Harvey recovery effort.  Additional details will be presented at the upcoming public meeting or may be found online at www.fbclid2.com.

  • Rehabilitation of Ditches B, C, and E: Construction has started and will be complete in Summer 2019.
  • New Pump Station (Ditch A) – Preliminary design is complete and detailed design has started. The bid process for construction of the new pump station will begin in early 2019.
  • Lower Internal Flood Elevation – Preliminary design on the new pump station will provide an additional 6+ inches of flood protection for all residents.
  • Flood Monitoring Project – FBCLID 2 has partnered with the City of Sugar Land and Harris County to add new flood monitoring stations inside the District. Construction will be complete in the Fall of 2018.
  • New Websitefbclid2.com has been completely updated with additional information and resources. Residents are encouraged to sign up for email and text alerts: http://www.fbclid2.com/alerts
  • High-Water Vehicle – the District will procure a high-water vehicle during the Fall of 2018.

FBCLID 2 is thankful for all the support received from the community during and after Hurricane Harvey.    Harvey reminded us that not all heroes wear capes, some wear rubber boots or just share a hot meal.  The District operators worked around the clock for weeks to address the inundation of water due to Hurricane Harvey.  During that time generous neighborhood residents lent a hand by donating their time, food, and even washing machines to assist District workers.  Many neighborhood children also wrote kind thank-you notes to acknowledge the District’s hard-work and vigilance during the storm.  These letters have been posted on the wall in the Pump Station Operations Room as a constant reminder about the importance of the FBCLID 2 flood-control mission.

FBCLID 2 Thank You Letters From Neighbors
FBCLID 2 residents return clean laundry to Operators (pictured: Tim Stubenrouch – Market President, Pioneer Bank and André McDonald – President, FBCLID 2 Board of Directors).
FBCLID 2 Operators During Hurricane Harvey (pictured: Tyler Werlein, Mike Thelen)

Survey Work to Confirm Foundation Elevations

Beginning in mid-October Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District NO. 2 (FBCLID2) will begin survey work in Settler’s Park, Chimney Stone, Meadow Lakes and The Lakes neighborhoods. Survey work is being performed to confirm foundation elevations of homes in these areas to ensure that future flood control projects meet all local design standards. Survey crews will be in marked vehicle from LJA Engineering. Surveyors do not require access inside your home, access is requested to the front of your property. Questions or concerns may be directed to FBCLID2 General Manager at:

Email: GM1@FBCLID2.com
Phone: (713) 574-5261

Government Technology’s AT&T Special District’s Award Program Recipient

Government Technology is a digital magazine covering information technology’s role in state and local government. The digital magazine is recognized for its in-depth coverage of IT case studies, emerging technologies and the implications of digital technology on the policies and management of public sector organizations; Government Technology chronicles the dynamics of governing in the information age.

Recently, Government Technology and AT&T launched a nationwide platform for special districts that includes a regional and national awards program with three (3) categories to recognize IT innovation and leadership. An evaluation committee reviews the nominations received in the categories of Technology Innovation: Citizens, Leadership and Operations. The evaluation committee selects awards recipients for each category in five (5) regions of the country. Awards are presented at Special District Summits held in each region at various times during the year.

Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 2 (FBCLID2) submitted a nomination for the Southwest region in the category of Technology Innovation: Operations. This category recognizes special districts that have utilized technology to improve internal operations, such as efficiency and productivity improvements, cost reduction, enhanced security, improved processes and advanced sustainability, etc.
At the Southwest region Special District Summit, FBCLID2 was honored as the award recipient in the category of Technology Innovation: Operations. Below, pictured is Phil Martin, FBCLID2’s Assistant General Manager receiving the award from the Government Technology and AT&T representatives. To read the District’s award-winning submittal click on the following link:

http://www.fbclid2.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/fbclid2_att_special_district_award_submittal_20180830.pdf