FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2019

Contact: Jessica Beemer (832) 393-3008

Bens Branch Approved Easement Agreement
 
Houston, TX -  Council Member Dave Martin would like to make District E residents aware that Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) has officially obtained a signed easement agreement with Bear Branch Trails Association and Friendswood Development Company to conduct much needed maintenance between Northpark Drive and Kingwood Drive.

Council Member Martin, HCFCD, Kingwood Service Association and Bear Branch Trails Association have worked hard over the last eighteen months to finalize this easement agreement. Bear Branch Trails Association and HCFCD had to request a transfer of ownership before they could begin maintenance.  Friendswood Development Company had to sign off on the agreement because after annexation in 1996, the drainage easement returned to their possession. The updated HCFCD easement agreement was signed by Bear Branch Trails Association earlier this year, but was pending changes from the Friendswood Development Company.

This week, HCFCD received notice from the Friendswood Development Company that all proposed changes to the agreement were accepted, including widening the channel from 70 feet to 100 feet. HCFCD crews will mobilize in the area in the next week to remove silt and trees from the choke points as a first step. 

Thank you to Friendswood Development Company, Bear Branch Trail Association, HCFCD and all community leaders who helped move this process along.  This is a huge accomplishment for the Kingwood area.  The District E Office will continue working with HCFCD to address the major and minor areas of concern, providing updates to the community as they become available. 
 
Please contact the District E Office with any questions by emailing districte@houstontx.gov .

 
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