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Name of District

Harris County Municipal Utility District 261

Name and Term of Office for Each Board Member

S. Brady Whitaker (Term Expires: 05/2026)
Jason Vanloo (Term Expires: 05/2024)
John F. Oyen (Term Expires: 05/2024)
Larry Goldberg (Term Expires: 05/2026)
Emory Milton Dooley, Jr. (Term Expires: 05/2024)

Contact Information for Main Office of District (Mailing and Physical Address, and Phone Number)

Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 261
2727 Allen Parkway, Suite 1100
Houston, Texas 77019
713-652-6500
91261@smithmur.com

Official Contact Information for Each Board Member

Same as contact information for main office of district.

If Applicable, Name of the General Manager

None

The Name of the Person Representing the Operator, Including a Mailing Address and Telephone Number

Deano Wright
Texas Operations & Professional Services
9835 Whithorn
Houston, Texas 77095
Office: 281-807-9500

The Name of the Person Representing the Tax Assessor/Collector, Including Mailing Address and Telephone Number

Pat Hall
Equi-Tax, Inc.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 73109, Houston, Texas, 77273
Physical Address: 17111 Rolling Creek, Houston, Texas 77090
Office: 281-444-4866

The Rate of the Ad Valorem Tax

  • 2022: Not yet adopted

If Applicable, the Sales and Use Tax Rate

None

Any Tax Rate Hearing Notice

  • Notices of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

Location and Schedule of Meeting of the District

Location: 2727 Allen Parkway, Suite 1100, Houston, Texas, 77019
Schedule: The District generally meets on the second Thursday of the month at 12:00 p.m.

A Statement that the Residents Have a Right to Request a Designation of a Meeting Location Within the District

Residents of the District have the right to request the designation of a meeting location within the District under Section 49.062(g), Water Code. A description of this process can be found at https://www.tceq.texas.gov/downloads/water-districts/forms/form-20863.pdf.

Each Meeting Notice and Minutes of Meetings for the Current Year and the Preceding 12 Months

Information about the District’s agenda and minutes are available by clicking on this link.

Budget Information

The taxing unit’s budget for the preceding two years:

The taxing unit’s proposed or adopted budget for the current year:

The change in the amount of the taxing unit’s budget from the preceding year to the current year:

  • 2022 to 2023: -$8,000, -0.823638%

The amount of property tax revenue budgeted for maintenance and operations for the preceding two years and current year:

  • See approved budgets.

The amount of property tax revenue budgeted for debt service for the preceding two years and current year:

  • The District does not budget for debt service.

Tax Information

The maintenance and operations tax rate for the preceding two years:

  • 2020: $0.37
  • 2021: $0.37

The proposed maintenance and operations tax rate for the current year:

  • 2022: $.3663

The debt service tax rate for the preceding two years:

  • 2020: $0.13
  • 2021: $0.13

The proposed debt service tax rate for the current year:

  • 2022: $0.1150

Financial Information

 The most recent financial audit:

Additional information about the District’s financial reports are available by clicking on this link.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures

Energy Consumption Reports

Information about the District’s energy consumption is available by clicking on this link.

Landowner’s Bill of Rights

Information regarding the Landowner’s Bill of Rights can be found on the Texas Attorney General’s website.

Election Information

(HB 305)
Elections – Bonds

The District does not currently have a pending bond election.

Elections – Directors

The next election for the District will be held on May 4, 2024.

To be qualified to serve as a director, a person shall be at least 18 years old, a resident citizen of the State of Texas, and either own land subject to taxation in the district or be a qualified voter within the district.

Director candidacy filing requirements and deadlines are as follows:

To run for election to the District’s Board of Directors, a person must file an application for a place on the ballot. The application must be filed with the Secretary of the District’s Board of Directors or his designated agent by mail, fax or in person. An application may be downloaded/printed from the website of the Texas Secretary of State at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/2-21f.pdf.

  • Texas Ethics Commission – Forms and Instructions
  • First day to file for place on May 4, 2024 general election ballot is Wednesday, January 17, 2024.
  • Last day to file for place on May 4, 2024 general election ballot is by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2024.
  • A person may run for election to the District’s Board of Directors as a write-in candidate and to do so must file a declaration of write-in candidacy. The declaration must be filed with the Secretary of the District’s Board of Directors or his/her designated agent by mail, fax, email or in person. A declaration form may be downloaded/printed from the website of the Texas Secretary of State at https://www.sos.texas.gov/elections/forms/pol-sub/2-23f.pdf
  • Deadline to file write-in candidacy declaration for May 4, 2024 general election is by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

The location(s) of the election will be posted upon determination.

Election – Documents