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Notice of Cancellation and Rescheduling of Public Hearing

Notice of Cancellation and Rescheduling of Public Hearing

The public hearing to be held by Brazoria Drainage District No.4 relating to the adoption of the Master Drainage Plan Update originally scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 10 at 8:30am at the District office located at 4813 West Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581 has been cancelled and rescheduled as follows:

 Commissioners of the Brazoria Drainage District No. 4, Pearland, Texas, will hold a Public Hearing to consider adoption of the Master Drainage Plan Update as developed by HALFF and Associates Inc. on April 7, 2020 at 8:30 A.M. at the office of the District, 4813 West Broadway, Pearland, Texas  77581.

Public Hearing – Master Drainage Plan Update

No Early Voting

Notice: Brazoria Drainage District No. 4 IS NOT an early voting location.

List of early voting locations:

    • Pearland East Branch Location – Tom Reid Library: 3522 Liberty Drive
    • Pearland West Branch Location – Westside Event Center: 2150 Country Place Parkway
    • Pearland Shadow Creek Location – Pearland Westside Library: 2803 Business Center Drive #101

 

City of Pearland – Important Voting Dates:

Click here for City of Pearland voting information

Flood Warning System

Harris County Flood Warning System

In 2018 Brazoria Drainage District No. 4, through the use of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of Pearland and an Inter-local agreement with the Harris County Flood Control District, installed 8 new rain/storm gauges throughout the district (map of gauge locations).

The purpose of this project was to remove the old gauges that the City of Pearland owned and replace them with the newest technology in order to give residents within our jurisdiction real-time monitoring of our local streams and bayous.  The data includes water levels, rainfall amount, historical flooding data, a visual cross-section of the associated drainage channel, and our benchmark information at each gauge station.

When it begins to rain, data-collecting sensors at each gauge station transmit rainfall amounts via radio frequency every time 0.04 inches of rain is measured by the sensor. Sensors that transmit bayou/stream levels report every 0.10 foot rise in water levels.  The sensors transmit information to four primary repeaters located in the Huffman, Clodine, League City, and Tomball areas.The repeaters then relay the data to primary and back-up base stations located at Houston Transtar and at the Harris County Appraisal District. The information is monitored daily by software and by Flood Control District staff to ensure the gauges are properly functioning and transmitting accurate data.

Update: We have are in the process of adding 8 new locations around our District.  Check out the latest map and get live updates via text or email at the Harris County Flood Warning System site:

Flood Warning System Map


More Information:

Westminister Ditch

Westminister (BBQ) Ditch is an existing drainage channel located just north of the intersection of FM 518 & Pearland Parkway.  The ditch is a grass-lined channel that drains east before discharging into Clear Creek.

The purpose of this project is to shift the ditch within District owned Right of Way in order to provide sufficient maintenance access on both sides of the channel.  The District will also rehabilitate and re-establish the slope of this ditch as well as replace failing outfalls.

Landowner’s Bill of Rights

Landowner’s Bill of Rights.pdf

The Landowner’s Bill of Rights applies to any attempt by the government or a private entity to take your property.  The contents of this Bill of Rights are prescribed by the Texas Legislature in Texas Government Code Sec. 402.031 and Chapter 21 of the Texas Property Code.

  1. You are entitled to receive adequate compensation if your property is taken for a public use.
  2. Your property can only be taken for a public use.
  3. Your property can only be taken by a governmental entity or private entity authorized by law to do so.
  4. The entity that wants to take your property must notify you that it wants to take your property.
  5. The entity proposing to take your property must provide you with a written appraisal from a certified appraiser detailing the adequate compensation you are owed for your property.
  6. The entity proposing to take your property must make a bona fide offer to buy the property before it files a lawsuit to condemn the property – which means condemning entity must make a good faith offer that conforms with Chapter 21 of the Texas Property Code.
  7. You may hire an appraiser or other professional to determine the value of your property or to assist you in any condemnation proceeding.
  8. You may hire an attorney to negotiate with the condemning entity and to represent you in any legal proceedings involving the condemnation.
  9. Before your property is condemned, you are entitled to a hearing before a court appointed panel that includes three special commissioners.  The special commissioners must determine the amount of compensation the condemning entity owes for the taking of your property.  The commissioners must also determine what compensation, if any, you are entitled to receive for any reduction in value of your remaining property.
  10. If you are unsatisfied with the compensation awarded by the special commissioners, or if you question whether the taking of your property was proper, you have the right to a  trial by a judge or jury.  If you are dissatisfied with the trial court’s judgement, you may appeal that decision.

Further information regarding the procedures, timelines, and requirements can be found in Chapter 21 of the Texas Property Code.

 

Landowner’s Bill of Rights

Landowner’s Bill of Rights.pdf

The Landowner’s Bill of Rights applies to any attempt by the government or a private entity to take your property.  The contents of this Bill of Rights are prescribed by the Texas Legislature in Texas Government Code Sec. 402.031 and Chapter 21 of the Texas Property Code.

  1. You are entitled to receive adequate compensation if your property is taken for a public use.
  2. Your property can only be taken for a public use.
  3. Your property can only be taken by a governmental entity or private entity authorized by law to do so.
  4. The entity that wants to take your property must notify you that it wants to take your property.
  5. The entity proposing to take your property must provide you with a written appraisal from a certified appraiser detailing the adequate compensation you are owed for your property.
  6. The entity proposing to take your property must make a bona fide offer to buy the property before it files a lawsuit to condemn the property – which means condemning entity must make a good faith offer that conforms with Chapter 21 of the Texas Property Code.
  7. You may hire an appraiser or other professional to determine the value of your property or to assist you in any condemnation proceeding.
  8. You may hire an attorney to negotiate with the condemning entity and to represent you in any legal proceedings involving the condemnation.
  9. Before your property is condemned, you are entitled to a hearing before a court appointed panel that includes three special commissioners.  The special commissioners must determine the amount of compensation the condemning entity owes for the taking of your property.  The commissioners must also determine what compensation, if any, you are entitled to receive for any reduction in value of your remaining property.
  10. If you are unsatisfied with the compensation awarded by the special commissioners, or if you question whether the taking of your property was proper, you have the right to a  trial by a judge or jury.  If you are dissatisfied with the trial court’s judgement, you may appeal that decision.

Further information regarding the procedures, timelines, and requirements can be found in Chapter 21 of the Texas Property Code.


  Documents:

Country Place Ditch

Brazoria Drainage District No. 4 is scheduled to begin drainage reclamation and maintenance activities on the Country Place, The Lakes at Country Place, and Southdown drainage ditch in July 2019.

Project scope shall include, but is not limited to, Drainage Right of Way reclamation, outfall repairs, and maintenance of the drainage ditch adjacent to Country Place, The Lakes at Country Place, and Southdown subdivisions.

The initial phase of the project shall include drainage easement reclamation work consisting of the removal of trees, debris, and any encroachments upon the Drainage Right of Way. The Drainage Right of Way has been located by a professional land surveyor. The Drainage Right of Way will be cleared of any encroachment including structures, fence, plantings, and any other obstructions to the operation and maintenance of the drainage facility.

The drainage channel known as Country Place/Southdown Ditch extends from State Highway 288 east, then turning north to outfall into Clear Creek.  The neighborhoods to the north and south of this ditch began construction in the early 1980s.  The outfall pipes from those neighborhoods have needed repairs or replacement for several years.  This project will first address those failing outfall pipes and structures from Country Place and Southdown, then will refocus to regrading of the channel.

This project is scheduled to start in July 2019

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Government Ditch

This is an inter-local project with Brazoria County to clean out and improve approximately 2.3 miles of a drainage ditch extending from FM 1462 in Rosharon, south to County Road 655 on the Ramsey and Jester state farm property.  This ditch is located in an area that does not currently have Drainage District representation.

This job has been completed.