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Township holds meeting, reads proclamations, plans to help residents with noise and water issues

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The Woodlands Township Board of Directors held a Regular Meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2022, at the office of The Woodlands Township, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands, Texas 77381, and recognized national events with proclamations. In addition, the Board addressed resident concerns with noise complaints at Northshore Park, water and silt mitigation issues at Lake Voyager and transportation planning, among other items.

With three proclamations, the Board recognized National Police Week, National Telecommunicators Week and National Travel and Tourism Week.    

The Woodlands Township Board of Directors held a Regular Meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21
Photo by The Woodlands Township; The Woodlands Township Board of Directors recognized National Police Week with a proclamation. Pictured above are Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Captain Tim Holifield, center, with members of the Sheriff’s Office and Township Board members.
The Woodlands Township Board of Directors held a Regular Meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21
Photo by The Woodlands Township; The Woodlands Township Board of Directors recognized National Telecommunicators Week with a proclamation. Pictured above are The Woodlands Township Fire Chief Palmer Buck, center, along with Dispatch Supervisor Wes Buttars, third from left, and Township Directors, left to right, Dr. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, Bruce Rieser, Chairman Gordy Bunch, Dr. Ann K. Snyder and Bob Milner.
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On the regular agenda, the Board received the First Quarter 2022 Public Safety Report from Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Captain Tim Holifield and an update on the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office program related to Autism, in support of April’s National Autism Awareness Month, presented by MCSO Sgt. Jason Moore. View the presentation here: https://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/Archive.aspx?ADID=12260

The Board discussed the One Water Task Force. A motion to continue the Task Force under Township leadership failed for lack of a second.

The Board accepted a report on trolley usage. View the presentation here:  https://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/Archive.aspx?ADID=12258

Regarding Lake Voyager and concerns from residents on siltation and related water quality, the Board accepted a staff report on plans to mitigate the issues. The plan consists of the best management techniques and is consistent with The Woodlands Township Lake and Pond Management Plan. Over the course of the next few months (April through August 2022), staff will be monitoring the pond’s water quality to determine which method(s) of flocculation should be used to return to the pre-development water color of the pond. Staff will also study the pond to determine if fish stocking is warranted.  This plan is timed to align with Toll Brothers’ infrastructure development schedule in order to ensure that any additional silt that may come into the system is treated. The Township routinely provides lake and pond maintenance; however, because the water was impacted by adjacent development, staff reported that Toll Brothers has improved its silt barriers and has agreed to pay the costs related to flocculation.  

The Board also accepted a report on the results of the Park Ranger patrol in response to noise and sound complaints at Northshore Park. The Board voted to continue the dedicated Northshore Park “hot spot” program by the Ranger unit(s) to ensure compliance with Township Orders related to sound/noise between the hours of 8 and 11 p.m., and for staff to return to the Board with one full year of data related to this program. View the presentation here: https://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/Archive.aspx?ADID=12259

On the consent agenda, the Board:   

  • Accepted administrative reports from Community Services, Law Enforcement and Community Policing, Transportation (Park and Ride and Trolley System) and The Woodlands Fire Department.      
  • Approved the purchase of tools and equipment for the recently purchased replacement fire engine, replacement ladder truck, and new fire engine.
  • Approved a Letter of Intent to purchase three replacement trucks for park operations using Capital Replacement Reserve funding.          

Following the presentations and discussion, the Board recessed to Executive Session and did not take any action upon reconvening. 

Members of the public addressed the Board at the beginning of the meeting. The Woodlands Township Board Meetings may be attended in person, watched live online or viewed later via recording at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/meetingvideos. The agenda and attachments may be viewed at https://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/991/Agendas-Minutes-and-More

Source: The Woodlands Township

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