Board of Directors
The District is governed by the elected Board, consisting of five Directors. The Board has control over and management supervision of all affairs of the District. All five directors currently reside within the District. Directors are elected to serve four-year staggered terms. Elections are held in May of each even-numbered year. The current officers and members of the Board are:
Kevin Coyne, President; (term: 2018 – 2022)
Michelle Marek, Vice-President; (term: 2020 – 2024)
Roger S. Fleming, Secretary; (term: 2018 – 2022)
Russel “Rusty” Ritz, Assistant Secretary; (term: 2020 – 2024)
Felicia Davis, Director; (term: 2018– 2022)
Our goal is to provide quality water and other service and improve the lives of residents of our community. The MUD 19 Board is working to reduce the homeowner tax rate while building an infrastructure and providing services that make a better community.
The MUD 19 District does not have a general manager or any fulltime employees but contracts for all services. Please see the full list of consultants on the Consultants / Key Personnel page.
History and Location
The District was created by the Texas Water Commission (TWC) predecessor to the TCEQ on October 3, 1979. The District currently covers 1,066.25 acres of land of which approximately 645 acres have been developed as the residential subdivisions of Coventry, Sections 1-3; Augusta Pines, Sections 2-12; Shadow Creek Estates at Augusta Pines; Shadow Creek Estates at Lago Woods; Shadow Creek Estates, Section 1; Legends of Augusta Pines; Augusta Creeks, Sections 1-3; Shadow Creek South, Sections 1-3; and Retreat at Augusta Pines. As of January 2020 the District is comprised of 1600 homes, 2 apartment complexes and various businesses. Klein Independent School District owns approximately 51 acres within the District.
The District is entirely within Harris County approximately 24 miles north-northwest of the central business district of the City of Houston.
Annually, after receiving the annual audit report, the Board of Directors reviews the projected finances and prepares a budget for the coming year. The Board receives recommendations for the tax rate from the Financial Consultant and Bookkeeper based on the projected expenses for both operations and bond maintenance. The tax rate is then set to cover the projected budget.
The MUD 19 Board has lowered the tax rate each of the past seven years and we strive to keep the residential tax rate as low as possible.
Tax rate per $100 of appraised value
- 2019 – $0.7600
- 2018 – $0.7800
- 2017 – $0.8000
- 2016 – $0.8200
- 2015 – $0.8800
- 2014 – $0.9900
- 2013 – $1.1200
The District’s potable water is supplied by two subsurface water wells and two water treatment plants. Water well and water plant #1 consist of a 1,000 gallon / minute (GPM) pump and a 210,000 gallon above ground storage tank, along with two 500 GPM booster pumps, a chlorinator and control building. Water well and water plant #2 also has a 1,000 GPM pump, a 210,000 gallon above ground storage tank, a 2,250 GPM booster pump. The MUD 19 District has constructed water interconnection pipelines connecting the District’s water distribution system with the water distribution system of HC MUD #1 for use in emergencies.
Wastewater from the District is currently being treated at the 250,000 gallons per day Wastewater treatment plant #1 and the 460,000 gallons per day Wastewater Treatment Plant #2.
Water supply and wastewater treatment are subject to stringent and complex environmental and operational regulations. Facilities must comply with environmental laws at the federal, state and local levels.
The rights, powers, privileges, authority and functions of the District are established by Article XVI, Section 59 of the Constitution of the State of Texas and the general laws of the State of Texas pertaining to municipal water utility districts, particularly Chapters 49 and 54 of the Texas Water Code. The District is empowered, among other things to purchase, construct, operate and maintain all works, improvements, facilities, and plants necessary for the supply of water; the collection, transportation and treatment of wastewater; and the control and diversion of storm water. The District also provides garbage disposal and collection services. The District contracts with the Harris County Constable for police coverage. The District owns and operates recreation facilities including a club house, swimming pool, splash pad and the new Pine Cove Park. The District contracts with the Harris County Constable for law enforcement coverage.
In accordance with the Open Records Act, Chapter 552, Texas Government Code, the District holds open, public meetings each month. The regularly scheduled meetings are held each second Monday of every month at 11:30 am, at the office of the MUD 19 attorney, Young and Brooks, located at 10000 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77024. From time to time Board meetings are held in the District at the MUD 19 club house. All meetings are posted ahead of time on the notice board located outside the front door of the Club House.
2020-11-09 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2020-10-12 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2020-09-14 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
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2020-06-12 – Special: Agenda | No Minutes
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2020-05-11 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
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2020-01-13 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2019-12-09 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2019-11-11 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2019-10-14 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2019-09-09 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2019-08-12 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2019-07-08 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2019-06-10 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2019-05-13 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2019-04-08 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2019-03-11 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2019-02-11 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes
2019-01-14 – Regular: Agenda | Minutes